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18 Mar 18 19:02
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Can anyone explain the improvement in the Champion Hurdle compared to when he had the @rse laid off him the time before?

Is this just a trait with Irish horses?
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Report eric_morris March 18, 2018 6:03 PM GMT
Did the ‘thotough investigation’ not reveal anything, like teams laying the @rse off him them?
Report eric_morris March 18, 2018 6:09 PM GMT
Faugheen running to try and get Buveur DAir stretched which Henderson read and ran a spoiler for.

A LOT of money for Melon in the Champion Hurdle he nearly did it. How much longer can this trainer take the p*ss before someone will acknowledge his horses are not always allowed to run to form and not only that are laid on here when it happens?
Report unclepuncle March 18, 2018 6:15 PM GMT
Do you have a voodoo doll of Willie Mullins?
Report eric_morris March 18, 2018 6:17 PM GMT
No the stable has an arrogant streak knowing the bookies and the BHA do fk all about it.
Report unclepuncle March 18, 2018 6:20 PM GMT
I like the fact that the exchange makes it is so obvious when their horses are not trying.

Besides in Melons case he used the excuse that he resented the hood at Leopardstown so what could the authorities do.
Report eric_morris March 18, 2018 6:22 PM GMT
All the shyte coming out of the stable didnt include an improvement of form from Melon that made the difference between him having the living @rse laid of him the time before to having the @rse backed off him in the Champion Hurdle against an extremely good horse in Buveur D’Air and nearly pulling it off.

Who buys the Racing Post with his column, ultimate mugs.
Report eric_morris March 19, 2018 6:28 AM GMT
Dont think the stewards enquired into the improved form of Melon? Can anyone confirm if this is no longer considered by stewards ?
Report unclepuncle March 19, 2018 7:08 AM GMT
I don’t think Melon improved massively (or surprisingly) on his previous form on Tuesdsy it was more that he underperformed massively the
time before and they said it was because he resented the hood.
There is nothing to see here.Plain
Report eric_morris March 19, 2018 8:35 AM GMT
/ok uncle so you are saying it was a coincidence he resented the hood and the amount that laid him knocking him out so far on the exchanges? Did these layers know he was going to resent the hood in advance? That is clever.
Report eric_morris March 19, 2018 8:44 AM GMT
So what happened then?

Betting patterns for two big races at the Dublin Racing Festival on Saturday are being investigated by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB).

The odds for Melon, trained by Willie Mullins, rose just before the Irish Champion Hurdle in which he came fifth.

Stablemate Yorkhill also drifted in the betting before finishing sixth in the Dublin Chase at Leopardstown.

IHRB chief executive Denis Egan believes both races merit further examination.

"It's just suspicious betting patterns we are looking at, it may be nothing but we are investigating," he said.

Egan said some lay bets - where a horse is backed to lose - would be scrutinised.

"We are awaiting the relevant information and we hope to have that in the next couple of days, then we can decide whether to investigate further," he said.

Melon's odds rose from 3.6 to 6.2 on the Betfair betting exchange in just 90 seconds shortly before his race, then shortened slightly to 5.9.
Report eric_morris March 19, 2018 8:50 AM GMT
Has the evidence on the accounts laying these bets been suppressed or is it going to be released?

An investigation into suspicious betting patterns on three beaten horses from the yard of Willie Mullins has found evidence that €200,000 (about £175,800) was wagered on the horses to lose.

The Irish Turf Club confirmed yesterday that the inquiry being led by its head of security had been triggered by the drift in prices on Yorkhill (11-8 to 7-4), Melon (5-2 to 7-2) and Carter McKay (11-4 to 9-2) at Leopardstown this month in the hour before their respective races.

Denis Egan, the Turf Club’s chief executive, said that the investigation into the activities on betting exchanges was continuing and could take weeks to conclude. He indicated that it was too early to say whether anything “wrong had occurred”.
Report Autocue March 19, 2018 5:15 PM GMT
I thought Melon's run in the Bula entitled him to run well in the Champion hurdle if he settled. Maybe he told them if you leave that fecking hood off me I'l behave Silly
Report eric_morris March 19, 2018 7:05 PM GMT
Did he tell those laying him he wasnt going to like it as well? Fkin Dr Doolittle laying the @rse of him on here leading to an investigation. Maybe Melon can be interviewed by the BHA .. jokers.
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