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08 Mar 21 17:48
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Quite a few this week starting with a choice tonight.
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Report Hibore March 8, 2021 6:06 PM GMT
PP at 7pm tonight with Ruby and co. YouTube
Report Bobby Dazzler March 8, 2021 6:13 PM GMT

Hosted by: GORDON BROWN (Racing TV)

MATT NICHOLL (Assistant Trainer - Kim Bailey)
JAMES GRIFFIN (Trainer & Broadcaster)
IAN ROBINSON (Imperial Racing)
PAUL COSTELLO (Imperial Racing)

Interviews with:
HARRY FRY (Trainer)


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Report differentdrum March 8, 2021 9:25 PM GMT
Better preview was probably the Paddy Power one, but the better offers were from Coral (Envoi Allen 1/1) and Unibet (Envoi Allen 5/4 and Monkfish 5/4).
Report Tiger Tiger March 9, 2021 4:55 PM GMT
Betfair preview tonight with Paul Nicholls at 8.
Report hotbath. March 9, 2021 8:15 PM GMT
Dave Orr is really annoying couldnt they have got a professional to interview PFN - e.g. 'have you looked at the form of the other horses' - wtf
Report kavvie March 10, 2021 9:07 AM GMT
coral had kim bailey on one. talked to him for a long time about his horses but never asked him about plans for vinndication.  like interviewing boris for an hour and not mentioning covid or brexit!
Report GAZO March 10, 2021 10:28 AM GMT
kim bailey seemed very sweet on happygolucky
Report kavvie March 10, 2021 10:53 AM GMT
he did. but a handicap is be v interested in vinndication in the stayers if he ran in it
Report Andymca March 10, 2021 10:57 AM GMT
Bailey plans to make a late call on whether to allow Vinndication to join stablemate Younevercall in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle, or shoot for glory in the Gold Cup.

Vinndication has not been seen in competitive action since unseating his rider in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November.

“If we were to run Vinndication in the Stayers’, David Bass would ride – so therefore when we were working the horses this morning, it was important Ciaran Gethings had the chance to sit on Younevercall (with a view to riding at Cheltenham),” said Bailey.

“I’m sitting on the fence at this moment in time with Vinndication. It will probably be the end of next week before we make a decision – as close as possible (to the meeting).

“He’s been schooling over fences and hurdles, and I really want to see where I am.

“My biggest problem with him is the last time he ran was at Newbury, and he unseated. Until he parted company with his jockey, he was jumping brilliantly and I need to have it in my own mind that he can do that again (to run in the Gold Cup).

“It’s a difficult one for everybody. I don’t want to say one way or t’other, and then change my mind."
Report differentdrum March 11, 2021 5:17 PM GMT
Overdose of Kealy tonight.

They have even reeled out The Couch for one. Jokes as bad as ever?
Report differentdrum March 11, 2021 5:18 PM GMT
^ reeled? wheeled.
Report jimnast March 11, 2021 6:25 PM GMT
whats the couch on ?
Report FOYLESWAR March 11, 2021 6:32 PM GMT
havent seen the couch on any this year jimnast,they should have him on always comes out with some good one liners
Report FOYLESWAR March 11, 2021 6:35 PM GMT
a few from couch .........someone remarked on a free going horses chance ,couch said it pulls like rolf harris at a boy scouts jamboree ! ..........on dodging bullets champion chase ........i wouldnt say its a bad race but they have seen money for the ambulance each way!
Report Deptford March 11, 2021 6:37 PM GMT
I went to school with Couch, he was a right skinny git, we had a ruck once, I hit him around the head with a metal paper bin, he was alright though.
Report mcgoldrick March 11, 2021 6:48 PM GMT
And the post of the decade award goes to Deptford.
Report differentdrum March 11, 2021 7:32 PM GMT
Dave Lowe Media for Couch, looks pre-recorded. Not sure when it starts, probably waiting for the watershed.
Report jimnast March 11, 2021 8:05 PM GMT
deptford couch stayed her a few times i would get him tickets when united played chelsea,i stayed with him for sinndars derby ,not seem him for a few years as i no longer stay in prestbury where he was staying for the festival,i use to get a call from him from time to time especially around this week but no longer get a call,

some people get him wrong
Report Deptford March 11, 2021 8:12 PM GMT
He doesnt live too far from me, a mate sees him every so often, said hes ok.
Report differentdrum March 11, 2021 8:17 PM GMT
Odds on Barry Orr ever being able to pronounce Shishkin? No wonder they dismantle chat.
Report differentdrum March 11, 2021 9:26 PM GMT
No signs of the Couch preview. Not sure what this Dave Lowe guy is playing at. It's not live so he only has to upload it.
Report differentdrum March 11, 2021 9:27 PM GMT
Report ZEALOT March 11, 2021 10:27 PM GMT
Cant believe anybody with any sort of racing knowledge  would take anything away from these previews. These races are great little puzzles that you should have a go at solving YOURSELF .
Report differentdrum March 11, 2021 10:37 PM GMT
Correct. It wouldn't take much to better Segal. That said you might get a snippet on running plans and I did manage to get on a couple of small bet boosts. I need all the help I can get this year.
Report differentdrum March 11, 2021 10:40 PM GMT
To be fair it is riveting watching Millie Wonnacott stuff her face.
Report ZEALOT March 11, 2021 10:59 PM GMT
diff - oh yeah mate you can certainly get little snippets but i think its better getting a few strong trends so you can narrow the field especially in the big handicaps where you can usually halve the field and then have 4 of the field running for ya . I remember Paul Kealy a few years back saying his nap of the meeting was GLEN FORSA in the Arkle . My pick would always have been a decent hurdler with an 0R of at least 142 . The fact that it did not win is not my point its that it failed on a solid stat . The easy winner was Duc De Genievres . Now check that one out , that was one with a great profile .
I am no expert by any means but i would back myself against anybody during the 4 days .
Report differentdrum March 12, 2021 7:27 PM GMT
Unfortunately, lots of these are falling foul of being pre-recorded.

Arc preview is one of them and Hayley Moore woeful as the host. May as well have got her brother.
Report Cash Is King March 12, 2021 7:42 PM GMT
The Couch is a wonderful comedian but a lousy tipster. I think one of my favourite quips was at a Preview event back in 2014 when he argued that Irving wouldn't be able to cope with Cheltenham's undulations and couldn't possibly win the Supreme on the grounds that he'd run most of his races on flat tracks in Germany and his connections should blame Bomber Harris for that.

His prediction proved uncannily accurate (for once). Irving went off as 7/2 jt fav and finished 9th behind Vautour. He never raced at Cheltenham again.
Report jimnast March 12, 2021 7:42 PM GMT
Report jimnast March 12, 2021 7:44 PM GMT
that was for hayleys brother
Report differentdrum March 12, 2021 8:16 PM GMT
Kealy fielding against Envoi Allen because he hasn't beaten anything over fences but happy to be all over Shishkin?

Betfair will allow you 1/1 Envoi Allen for maximum of £20! I am not even going to look.
Report model pupil March 12, 2021 8:18 PM GMT
con job #ankers was offered max 0,00 at evens had to withdraw the 20 I deposited
Report differentdrum March 12, 2021 8:21 PM GMT
Did the same yesterday when I tried to take the 11/4 Sir Gerhard. They won't even allow mugs anything more than £20. Total joke.
Report TINnotaTON March 12, 2021 8:52 PM GMT
£20 would be a wet dream for me, offering a chance to bet 60 pence. absolutely ridiculous. Should be ashamed..
Report differentdrum March 12, 2021 8:53 PM GMT
Tony Calvin upset Chris Hughes. Good man.
Report Deptford March 12, 2021 9:01 PM GMT
Did he take the last pie? ^
Report jimnast March 12, 2021 9:24 PM GMT
there will be children in schools laying bigger bets than 60 pence
Report GAZO March 12, 2021 10:37 PM GMT
the kids wouldnt play wall bounce with anything less than a pound coin
Report differentdrum March 13, 2021 9:43 AM GMT
Other than on here though who calls them out? It's as big a farce as you can get.
Report differentdrum March 13, 2021 8:13 PM GMT
Tonight's preview only on Facebook. Presumably, they only want the Chris Hughes and his pals to watch. Racing and Facebook doesn't work.
Report Deptford March 13, 2021 8:36 PM GMT
I have never been interested in watching the gravy train koonts spout the obvious, out of sheer boredom the other day I looked at 2, Millington on one and Shinners on another, just about sums them up, what do those pair know? Fook fooking all.
Report jimnast March 13, 2021 9:08 PM GMT

the saturday jury today in the racing post

amongst the questions give us one bet for cheltenham next week

oli bell ,ireland to win the prestbury cup
Report muse March 13, 2021 9:16 PM GMT
Laugh jimnast
Report Deptford March 13, 2021 9:17 PM GMT
He must have a crystal ball
Report jimnast March 13, 2021 9:24 PM GMT
we can all laugh but he gets paid for pearls of wisdom like that.

and even if he is wrong he still gets paid and just moves on as if he never said it.
Report duffy March 13, 2021 10:59 PM GMT
If they asked him for his NB he'd have probably offered up GB for the straight forecast.Cry
Report TINnotaTON March 14, 2021 8:15 AM GMT
Big question is, can i get £40 on to win £10 on the sportsbook Laugh
Report jimnast March 14, 2021 8:47 AM GMT
look at the title of the 405 race at naas today.
Report duffy March 14, 2021 1:25 PM GMT
Report jimnast March 14, 2021 2:56 PM GMT
i believe they are a decent firm duffy but advertising that is a bit silly.
Report impossible123 March 14, 2021 3:06 PM GMT
I do not care what the new measures will bring in post Government and Gambling Commission review. I just want the ability to place a bet with any bookie, and get paid (if lucky) each time.

I'd like to see the Australian governance of the Betting/Gaming industry online adopted here which is fit for purpose. Anything else is a bonus to redress the overwhelming bias of the bookies here eg bet restriction and account closure of recreational punters.
Report differentdrum March 14, 2021 6:18 PM GMT
Has the official Jockey Club preview 8.00 tonight been cancelled? Links seem to have disappeared.
Report Ramruma March 14, 2021 8:46 PM GMT
@different drum re preview

Was supposed to be on Youtube as well but I could not see it there.
Report Ramruma March 14, 2021 8:49 PM GMT
Trouble with most previews is that if there are 5 or 6 panellists each taking 1 or 2 minutes to say Monkfish, that's 10 minutes wasted, and the same for all the other good things.

And they can't say much about the handicaps because most are doubly entered or more.
Report differentdrum March 14, 2021 9:17 PM GMT
Thanks, I found it on You Tube eventually. Rushed through and only covered a handful of races. Perhaps the most interesting thing was the belief that the headgear had lit up Santni.
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