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13 Mar 12 12:53
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Channel 4 coverage on TVN!!!!!!!!!!ExcitedExcitedExcitedExcited

You lot are in for an absolute treat, this is racing coverage at its best, thank fck we
finally get some fair dinkum coverage here at last, I am fkn amped!

What to look out for on day 1-

The roar as they com out on the track for the Supreme Novices (R1)- this is the race that decides the champion first
season hurdler over the calssic hurdlers distance of 2m- it's a race that should theoretically throw up the future
Chamipn Hurdlers'  Willie Mullins tends to bombard the race and have an untested false fav. who has been hacking up
on soft tracks in Ireland. Look for the master himslef Dermot Weld to go close with Galileo's Choice but any 1 of 8 could win.

The Arkle and the Champion Hurdle make up the other 2 Championship races on day 1- a day for the speedsters, (in broad terms stayers race over 3m plus while the speed horses race over 2m. )

The Arkle is not a vintage renewal but nevertheless there are some high class jumpers on display who will run and gun over 2 miles- a jumping display which is nothing short of breathtaking.

Hurricane Run goes off odds on as a winner of 12-14 over hurdles and  the defending Champion hurdler, the 2010 winner Binocular will expose any soft underbelly the reigning Champion may have in only his 2nd run of the season.

Finally, don't miss the cross country and go no further than Edna Bolger the Bart ****s of this niche jumping division. In Nina Carberry
you have the finest female jockey ever to sit on a racehorse in my opinion.

Sit back and enjoy the Festival that all UK racing purests put head and shoulders above the 1 our Caviar will be gracing in June
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Report coney March 13, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
Lol, C U M M IN GS is blanked out Shocked What's he done????
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
Interest on Pentiffic Silly
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
Wow, look at the humanity..... and the course looks fantastic Happy
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
gave a sight, messed a couple .... not for the faint hearted those jumps if your tiring

Shocked

They could use sub-titles when they interview the winning jockey for us who only speak English.

Silly
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
Great race coming up.

A chance to watch a legend in the making.

Here comes a Hurricane!!!!Love
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
my last interest on lucky number 8 Cool

Advertising on silks Shocked......... MOST undignified Sad

How long has that been goin on for?
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
Too long spoon,only allowed in England thank god.

8M matched...Shocked
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
Looks more Las Vegas than England, shame.

8m pfffft, have'nt had my interst bet yet Cool .... watch in amazement as that figure

spirals.
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
Advertising not as bad as those hidious multi-coloured bridles you use..Grin
Report Joel March 13, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
I thought Cheltenham was in South Australia, seems a crazy time to be having races on a course that has been closed for years.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
Is that woman with the microphone, Frank Spencers wife?

Def wearing her clothes Mischief
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
And what about that creature with the glasses and his sidekick Mary Poopins Blush

What a hoot Laugh
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
11M...Shocked

You were not joking spoon!!
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
We must be getting the Monty Python coverage..... blessedSilly
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
Aussie dollar has clout !! Cool

Ask MrBean Devil
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
Well done Spoon.

Surperb..CryGrin
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
LOL $15 lobs.........MOOOOOOB Silly

I shall take possession of Scotland and Wales and leave you the rest Plain
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
Wrap them please Cool
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
I shall also take possession of both of those Clerk of Course horses. Wow Love
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
You can have both Wales and Scotland.... absolute dumps.Laugh

Sizing Australia next.Cool
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
Nah, MrBen owns it apparently, not for sale... he doesn't need the money.

Thought those two weren't as far down the toilet bowl as England and Ireland, myself.

Plain
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
One lot would drink their own urine if you put it in a glass and the other now has a populace

who kneel and point their arsse at the west seven times a day. All yours Silly
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
Apologies for McCririck btw.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
Loooopy is good.... I like loopy....no need to apologise Happy

We will swap you, anytime, for our own space-cadet....ADAM OLZANSKI

Fix that advertising issue up though, most unsavoury.

Plain
Report Joel March 13, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
Excited Happy
Wink Crazy
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
Can't carry all this Sterling home, interest on 1 and 8.

Btw I don't like coloured bridles either.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
LOL SIZING AUSTRALIA IS running Laugh I completely misunderstood Laugh
Report Joel March 13, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
Which race is Frankel running in?
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
Ive backed it in the run Laugh
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
CryB0llocks!!!
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
Thousands at $1.11 the second horse Laugh , tx for the laughs TF, good night. Happy
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 13, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
It's Karma, you should never back SIZING AUSTRALIA nor should ure buddy, MAX Wink
Report topfarrier March 13, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
LaughSee you tomorrow.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 10:29 AM GMT
which horsies should I be investing my new found bags of Sterling on tonight , TF?
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 10:45 AM GMT
I was hoping you'd tell me Spoon...Grin

FWIW i shall be backing Monksland in the second.

I shall be opposing the fav in the third [RCA chase]as although he travels quite strongly during a race i think he might be the sort to empty quickly once under pressure.

Instead i will take a chance with Lambro at a big price.

The big race today is the Champion chase and Sizing Europe cannot be opposed.
Ridden by a good friend of mine 'Sizer' is head and shoulders above anything else in the race.

HTH Excited
Report coney March 14, 2012 11:26 AM GMT
Right on the money with Sizing Europe farrier, have followed this horse from day 1 and only time he hasnt delivered was when he was clearly not right in the Champion Hurdle.

Just watching the races now, couldn't stay up past the Arkle, eyelid weights inevitably won over

The Arkle winner is as impressive a horse as I have seen since Denman won his Novice staying crown the year before he won the real thing. The horse jumps like a freak and no better man to look after him than Nicky Henderson.

little bit dirty I didnt lay Hurricane Fly in the Champion, arrogant to only give him the 1 run on at flat Leopardstown on a soft track. Horse underdone.

Spoon, Si
Report coney March 14, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
Just watched the Arkle again, forgot Barry compared him favorably to Moscow Flyer after the race, wow.
Report coney March 14, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
Geez and Nicky who I know doesn't mind gushing genuinely thinks he may be a superstar.  Start backing him for the 2013 QMCC now and call it a turbo savings account.
Pure athlete, only problem is the exuberance might lead to a fkn shocking fall while he is still such a novice.
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 12:13 PM GMT
Anything you fancy today Coney?
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
Agree with you regarding SS btw absolute monster.

Match between him and Sizer next year.Excited
Report coney March 14, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
Well only had 2 antepost bets and 1 of them is Join Together in the Sun Alliance, seems to be going the right
way and liked the way he jumped and stayed on up the hill in his trial.  Respect the fav. though.

Tempted to break the 'odds on back something for a place instead' rule for S Europe.

I'll have a bit e/way on Nina in the 1st. Haven't kept up with the form enough this season and already given
myself the fkn rev up to not do the same thing again next year!

Reckon Kauto might just go out with a massive bang on Friday, still remember so clearly sitting at work wand watching
that Exeter race they showed last night.

Think I'll have a double Sizing/Grand Crus, gotta respect the fact they almost went GC route,reckon that the ghost of Gloria Victis may have swayed them to the novice route.

Who you like?
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
I've posted a couple of mine above Coney.

I'm taking you on with Grand Crus!Devil
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
Unlucky in the first Coney.Cry
Report coney March 14, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
FFS Nina had that till she bungled the last, horse wanted to wing it she asked it for another stride,
anyway got the e/w.

Clock the trainer of the winner?, Love
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
mmmmmm...Love
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
I have had an interest  on 4 6 8 here

gl
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
interesting but not profitable Silly

Fav , every chance...got beat 200 yards Shocked
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
That was the one horse i wanted to take on all week.Cool
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
All on on Sizer now.

Certainty.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
my pin is on Wishful Thinking in the next Blush
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
ooooh, that's a big word Mischief
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
$1.88 good luck
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
CERTAINTY.

There you go spoon i've made it a bit bigger.Excited
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
Silly His trainer..... Henry de Broomhead Laugh
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
Is that really his name?
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
Yep..Laugh
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
incredible the flucs within a market with 8 mill exchanged so far Shocked
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
gee I hope that photographer is ok..... talk about a close up Sad
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
CryNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
hope you're ok too, TF Cry
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
Where's that rope...CryCryCry
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
are the running rails designed to do that or was that a fluke he went through the rail

so "easily"?
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
They are are designed to do that spoon.

They old wooden rails were nasty.

That final fence ****-up by the flag man was a disgrace wasn't it?
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
I don't know what the norm is over there but if they were waived around it because part of it

was down? Strange.

No-one ever stands and waves a little flag on a track here Plain
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
Old rails and supports would have killed that rider I reckon , prob the horse too Shocked
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
Typical of the English.

Can't even be trusted to wave a fkn flag properly.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
Just saw the slo mo, rail design ... fantastic. Hardly an issue with that , sprung back up.

Nothing wrong with the jump at all.... not sure why they thought the rail was a prob at all.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
My last roll, Numbers 22 and 28 the ($9.20 fav) Laugh
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
MOOOB Silly

$25 chance jagged out of 28 runners Laugh

All bow.......... to my greatness Laugh
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 14, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
that means you, TF Blush
Report topfarrier March 14, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
Bast@rd...AngryGrin
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 15, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
Found any coins down the back of the couch to start your revival, TF? Plain

1 and 8 says my lucky pin Silly
Report topfarrier March 15, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
Rubi light in this Spoon.

Up and down day yesterday.Sad
Report topfarrier March 15, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
Great ride by Barry.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 15, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
Cry it was layed at $1.13

I had a saving one up at $1.03 Cry greeeedy

bold run the second horse
Report topfarrier March 15, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
Laugh

I'm going take on the champ here and hope that Oscar Whiskey can dethrone him.

Won't be to upset if Big Bucks wins though..Love
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 15, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
fav looks the one but no good to me at $1.80 Laugh coins on 11 and 8 Blush

gl and goodnight
Report topfarrier March 15, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
mmm...might have an e/w saver on 13
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 15, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
Laugh just had a coin on it meself, looks purrty Love
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 15, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
saving lay $1.20 that time

they got to $1.90 that timeCry

has he ridden in a race before, that bloke? Should be a lynching.

Ah well

atb Silly
Report topfarrier March 15, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
Cry
Tbf the winner is a lazy bugger.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 15, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
yeah, thought that too, but the other one towed it's rider up to nearly draw level and he

decides to turn 45 degrees for no reason?  Did he lose an iron? Laugh
Report topfarrier March 15, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
Anytime a horse challenges BB he just pulls out a bit more so Andrew wanted to challenge wide of him but Ruby clocked this and pulled BB left at the final hurdle thats why Andrew then switched right to keep away from him.

Andrew actually gave her a brilliantly tactical ride she never knew she was in a race until the second last.
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 16, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
Fair enough, TF. You know the beasts, I don't. Was only dumbfounded by his actions near the

finish
. The 1.80 seemed generous in hindsight when they mentioned it was his 16th

consecutive win???!!! Shocked

Mind you, if his opponents continue to feel the need to pull a circus/ rodeo stunt when they

travel up to him (on the bit), he has them bluffed and may win 50 straight. imo Silly
Report topfarrier March 16, 2012 9:29 AM GMT
I can understand why you would think that Spoon if it is the first time you saw him.Laugh

But you have understand that the horse is a freak,every year he goes to the last looking beat and

as soon as a horse arrives upsides him he comes back onto the bridle and starts laughing at them.

That fact that the mare only went 1.90 will tell you a lot about BB.

At least it shows that Jockeys are trying to figure out how to beat him.
Report topfarrier March 16, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
Actually i think Andrew Lynch might have a decent chance of winning the first with HISAABAAT

although the Triumph is always a tricky race to get right.

Might be a job for your 'lucky pin'....Cry
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 16, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
I'm here, pin says 8 Laugh

Wasn't / isn't Kauto Star a legend or am I confusing with another with similar name?
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 16, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
oooh, it's the Gold Cup !!
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 16, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
cancel the question. Just saw his record on TVCool
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 16, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
Two commentators said "the greatest jockey of all time" and "the greatest jockey has ever seen".

Gee, I'm ignorantCry..... never heard of him Laugh
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 16, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
ooops............. "the greatest jockey this country has ever seen". Blush
Report topfarrier March 16, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
Nice of you finally wake up Spoon.

That was Kautos last race..Sad

Going ok today backed two 20-1 shots e/w second and third.

Next race is a nightmare and i go with 13.

Get to have a laugh at the amateurs at least!Laugh
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 16, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
Good stuff, amazing contrast to what we call jumps racing here. The "fox-hunters" race Shocked

Not even sure they'd let you name it that here Laugh
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON March 16, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
Once again, ignorant.... the trainer interviewed last night... Sir somebody Blush had  the "happiest" looking

horses I've ever seen (as a group). Trains from the Isle of Man? Looked like horse heaven.

He, himself, also looked like he could hardly contain a smile at all times... maybe it's contagious Happy
Report topfarrier March 16, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
Ignorance is bliss Spoon...Laugh

The Sir somebody you're referring to to is Sir Robert Ogdon,a self made billionaire.

He is not a trainer btw just an owner albeit a very good one who as you saw buys foals rears them until racing age which for a NH horse is four and then sends them to different trainers.
I think that piece of filming showed his pre-training base in the Isle of Man and the one in West Cork.

Quite impressive aren't they? a horse couldn't wish for a better start in life.

An absolute Gent by all accounts.
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