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16 Mar 17 15:12
Date Joined: 06 Jul 02
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Only a suggestion to stop the cheating in handicaps...they only get a mark if they finish within  lengths of the winner. Anything after that you are guessing
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Report zipper March 16, 2017 2:16 PM GMT
I meant 6 lengths of the winner
Report sewter lives again March 16, 2017 2:18 PM GMT
badly handicapped my arse
Report tomhunt March 16, 2017 2:18 PM GMT
only had a stone in hand
Report Breedingmad March 16, 2017 2:21 PM GMT
Report Cider March 16, 2017 2:24 PM GMT
Owner still moaning about his mark Laugh
Report duffy March 16, 2017 2:25 PM GMT
dopey owner still moaning...WD for calling it Mellish!!
Report kjansch March 16, 2017 2:28 PM GMT
is Mellish deaf?

he complained that the handicapper should not rate on potential, which is correct
Report Cider March 16, 2017 2:31 PM GMT
What mark do you propose he should have raced off today?
Report duncan idaho March 16, 2017 2:35 PM GMT
the point is he is mistaken in believing the horse was rated on potential...his rise reflected both the value of his performance last time and the fact that the Irish hurdles scale is several lbs below GB
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 16, 2017 2:53 PM GMT
i was watching on itv and both jockey and owners said the handicapper was correct. ( not much else they could say i suppose. )
Report zipper March 16, 2017 4:37 PM GMT
dont know what the BHB are paying him  but if I was him I would resign & take on any handicapper of the BHB & make a killing
Report brigust1 March 16, 2017 5:00 PM GMT
The going is perfect, there is plenty of pace on and all the handicap winners have run loads of times yet only a very small number have had any chance of winning the races and loads have had absolutely no chance. That looks like a complete b a lls up by the handicapper to me.
Report dunlaying March 16, 2017 5:56 PM GMT
You have had it off then brig?
Report brigust1 March 16, 2017 6:10 PM GMT
I almost never bet in handicaps Dun. It is hard enough without that added problem.
Report dunlaying March 16, 2017 6:11 PM GMT
I thought the implication was that the handicaps were easy.
Report onlooker March 16, 2017 6:24 PM GMT
brigust1 16 Mar 17 17:00 

The going is perfect...

For whom? - As with the majority of Cheltenham Festivals - the going is far from, "perfect." ... Given that most of the participants Form is from SOFT winter ground - and Cheltenham have spent that much money on drainage that you can never get comparable  SOFT winter ground, nowadays.

A fact almost unanimously ignored by the over-excitable punters.
Report brigust1 March 16, 2017 7:26 PM GMT
Easy? If the runners in the handicaps drew their weights in the same way the draw is drawn in the big races there would be little difference in the results and no point in fiddling to get a low weight. I bet the results would be closer than the handicapper gets and it would be more fun. Laugh

My point onlooker was that there weren't extremes of going and that was confirmed by the very few non runners.
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