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RipVanWinkle
06 Jun 10 21:12
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Duke of Marmaldes half sister by Storm Cat is due to run tomorrow at Naas. I heard a good word for her a couple of weeks back but i wouldn't touch her because its only a maiden. Hopefully she will be good, she should be better at an early age than The Duke he took alot of time to mature.
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Report potentialmillionaire June 6, 2010 9:50 PM BST
Is Storm Cat more likely to sharpen up the page than Danehill?
Report RipVanWinkle June 6, 2010 10:10 PM BST
I think Storm Cat is far better at giving speed than Danehill was.
Report Prima Donna June 6, 2010 10:17 PM BST
Does Storm Cat really do it over here?sure he gets a ton of speed but dirt speed that would be my concern with her.
Report potentialmillionaire June 6, 2010 10:30 PM BST
I've always seen Storm Cat as a top class sire, just not the brilliant one that everyone else sees. Maybe you are right about him being a more effective agent for precocity than Danehill after all he's just a crooked quarter horse isn't he. The best Danehills would beat the best S.C.s on turf for sure - anywhere, and I think that the best A.P. Indy's would beat them on dirt too.
Report RipVanWinkle June 6, 2010 10:58 PM BST
Its obvious that Storm Cats progeny are more effective on dirt but he has had some good horses over here Giants Causeway and One Cool Cat. Danehill is more consistant than Storm Cat but they do the business very well and are good hardy horses. Personally i prefer Kingmambo to Storm Cat or A.P. Indy i know that the surface plays into different stallions strengths but thats just my view on the stallions.
Report Prima Donna June 6, 2010 11:14 PM BST
Rip Van,not to sure One Cool Cat was really that good but I know that's beside the point,As you know imo the best sire line by miles is Danehill. Kingmambo is good but I think you have got to be very careful with him as imo he can get plenty of stamina in horses,We are in NMKT this week otherwise I may have been at Naas,but with the way O'Briens are running like you I'd just watch for now,are you going?
Report RipVanWinkle June 6, 2010 11:21 PM BST
I must say that i liked One Cool Cat as a two year old i know he was a flop at stud though. I know that Danehill is the best sire line but you need change and going to Danehill stallions has to change, actually i like Sadlers Wells the best to be honest but we use Danehills more often. No not going tomorrow just came back from London today i probably wouldn't go anyways to be honest it's not the closest trackMischief
Report potentialmillionaire June 7, 2010 1:54 PM BST
You two get about don't you. Why is it just me stuck with wrestling foals for the blacksmith and endless tractor work?!!!
Report Prima Donna June 7, 2010 2:02 PM BST
I suppose we do PotM,I too have been known to drive a tractor and wrestle with foals,but Slick has a stud groom for all that stuff,The horses are her hobby I do like them but unlike her I have other things to do,as she tells me often "life's a bitch" Grin
Report potentialmillionaire June 7, 2010 2:20 PM BST
I obviously need to get myself a Prima or a Slick to help with the bills! Have a good time in Newmarket.
Report RipVanWinkle June 7, 2010 2:55 PM BST
We dont have a stud groom but we share the work around the farm. Theres no point owning horses if your only going moving them from one field to another field you have to enjoy yourself with them.
Report jmc27 June 7, 2010 2:56 PM BST
What happened to the full brother they had to flog online ebay style?
Report Prima Donna June 7, 2010 4:46 PM BST
Theres no point owning horses if your only going moving them from one field to another field you have to enjoy yourself with them.

That is very true Rip Van,If I could I too would love to spend more time with the horses,I do in fact try to help as much as I can, my wife is very much hands on and loves every second spent with them.

PotM,Yes I will have a great time here,this week we will be looking at the H in T then next week Ascot,but as you allude  to  the whole thing is bloody expensive and does involve travailing.
Report RipVanWinkle June 7, 2010 4:59 PM BST
She should come on for the race wasn't really pushed.

I see lads around here spending every minute of the day with the horses and not going out and enjoying themselves at all, I do like to spend time on the farm especially when the foals start coming but it's not healthy being with them the whole time.
Report Prima Donna June 7, 2010 5:07 PM BST
I know what you mean Rip Van,its a balancing act as I'm sure you know the whole thing can become all consuming if you allow it to,Thankfully we are able to spend as much or as little time with it as we like.
But try as we do sometimes its never far away,this betfair forum is very addictive,I'm told that I spend far too much time on it.Grin
Report RipVanWinkle June 7, 2010 7:17 PM BST
I spend to much time on it aswell it was awful handy when the mares were foaling cause i'd stay up be on this and other things, and the time would fly.
We have a foaling box with a office beside it with a window so you can look in on the mare and  i could be on the laptop in there very handy.
Report potentialmillionaire June 7, 2010 8:16 PM BST
Listen, better the forum than the exchange! I think that this game has to be a bit on the vocational side though doesn't it. I'd like a bit more 'life' but by and large accept the balance as it is.
Report neill d June 7, 2010 9:33 PM BST
Re the Dukes lack of precocity, I think I remember hearing that he hadpins inserted in his legs during his 2yo career which hindered him until the end of his 3yo career
Report neill d June 7, 2010 9:33 PM BST
Re the Dukes lack of precocity, I think I remember hearing that he hadpins inserted in his legs during his 2yo career which hindered him until the end of his 3yo career
Report neill d June 7, 2010 9:33 PM BST
Re the Dukes lack of precocity, I think I remember hearing that he hadpins inserted in his legs during his 2yo career which hindered him until the end of his 3yo career
Report Prima Donna June 7, 2010 10:59 PM BST
See the Storm Cat filly was 4th,still not firing yet.
Report jmc27 June 8, 2010 11:21 PM BST
Actually missed that part about the late maturing Neill is correct he returned badly injured after the Vintage stakes where he ran an excellent race against Strategic Prince. He had the pins put in place after that race and he was rushed into the Guineas at 3 because HRE went to early stud. He was always well thought of because I even remember my cousin saying he was one of the good ones at the Wednesday meeting he ran first time at.
Infairness as a 3yr old he did come across some high quality horses and Im pretty sure AOB stated on occasions that he was struggling somewhat with the injury still.
Report push June 10, 2010 6:57 PM BST
A Galileo half sister to Jan Vermeer just won her Maiden race tonight , called Together.
Report neill d June 14, 2010 11:30 AM BST
Ya she was well fancied the first day aswell, she looked good
Report mightymoyes June 14, 2010 3:59 PM BST
together entered in the chesham at r.ascot.
Report push June 17, 2010 6:18 PM BST
Nice performance this evening.
Report savaloy69. June 18, 2010 12:24 AM BST
Very good run.
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