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The Dragon
07 Nov 17 20:46
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i think they should retire the horse , had its day and i pary he is not an accident waiting to happen. Seems to have lost the ability to jump a clear round

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By:
impossible123
When: 07 Nov 17 22:00
No, not yet. Cue Card probably would have won the Charlie Hall had he not fallen. On the other hand I'd agree if you'd said Coneygree would be best retired,...the horse is fragile.
By:
IrisDeBalme
When: 08 Nov 17 10:47
Yes totally agree - should NOT be retired... bar a fall - think he will be in top 3 in Betfair Chase

I think the thread should read "CUE CARD - Time for a new Jockey"
By:
Desmond Orchard
When: 08 Nov 17 12:29
I agree with The Dragon, he's tipping up too often for comfort now, I'm finding it hard to enjoy his races. I love the horse and think he has done enough, a fabulous servant to stable, owners and fans alike.
He'll never win a Gold Cup now and he's won everything else, so what else is there?
Let him munch polos in a field, a fall like Saturday's could easily end him.
By:
The Dragon
When: 10 Nov 17 17:08
i agrre desmomnd , have been a massive fan over the yeras and what a wonderful horse. My herat is in my mouth evertytime i sse him jump a fence now. He owes noything to anyone let him retire gracefully before he gets injured
By:
dunlaying
When: 10 Nov 17 17:43
Hear here.
By:
impossible123
When: 10 Nov 17 17:47
If he falls again in his next race,...a trip to 'specsavers' and/or retire. I think Cue Card could still beat horses like Outlander, Coneygree, Blaklion and Minella Rocco; he was going ok in the Charlie Hall when he fell.
By:
The Dragon
When: 10 Nov 17 18:07
yes but he fell and he keeps on doing it . his jumping used to be impeccable its not anymore ,, any fool can see his time has gone time for the owners and trainers to grow a pair and let him retire gracefuully his fans and the horse deserve it!
By:
firstimevisor
When: 10 Nov 17 20:35
Why would you retire the horse when he obviously loves what he's doing. He's still one of the best chasers in training.I wouldn't think its much fun for a horse getting turfed out into a field for the rest of his life. Getting fat and people pushing carrots and polo mints down his throat when he could have another year or two as an elite athlete. He'll be retired,and bored, for long enough when the time comes.
By:
sageform
When: 11 Nov 17 09:01
If he gets beaten out of sight then yes, but a fall can happen to any of them.
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 11 Nov 17 09:33
in t2 camps here still think cue card has a big race in him somewhere ,could be another betfair similar to kauto star when he defied age and expectations to regain it ,on the other hand the jumping is a concern but that last blip was said to be low sun the cause ,dont think connections would let him carry on if he indicated that he was not enjoying it .
By:
sageform
When: 12 Nov 17 15:07
Theatre Guide has had many more hard races than Cue Card but still ran a blinder under top weight on Saturday.
By:
dunlaying
When: 12 Nov 17 16:56
Something is hurting the horse. At Ascot last season he looked as if he wanted to down tools and we know he has heart.
By:
The Dragon
When: 13 Nov 17 11:04
tbh i wd be surprised if he won another top flight race
By:
The Dragon
When: 13 Nov 17 11:08
last 3 races f2f says it all really
By:
sageform
When: 14 Nov 17 19:36
No way will I oppose him at Haydock. If he gets well beaten there I might accept that he is on the wane.
By:
The Dragon
When: 24 Nov 17 18:12
RUNNINg at haydock rtommorrow heavy going and more rain forecasted if he falls again will that be it? lets hope he gets around safe
By:
Ibrahima Sonko
When: 25 Nov 17 11:42
I agree with sageform.

Most horses fall, calling out his last 3 runs as evidence on an overall historic line of form is silly.

We want all horses to come home safely and retire at some point but to doubt a horse who races at the top of the game is not right. Its not like he jumps like The Last Fling Sad

I still remember the day at cheltenham where i witnessed brilliance when he won his bumper Mischief
By:
IrisDeBalme
When: 25 Nov 17 13:41
If you look at his last run - he had all the chance bar his fall...

Don't think he is regressing....

Trainer is right to get new jockey .... as he must know this horse works better than the form suggests.

I Think this horse will win ... not 100% but is rather have him than the fave..

Good luck
By:
The Dragon
When: 25 Nov 17 13:52
will be interesting thats for sure
By:
The Dragon
When: 25 Nov 17 15:08
at least he got round safe
By:
The Dragon
When: 25 Nov 17 15:09
beaten 57 lengths
By:
Ibrahima Sonko
When: 25 Nov 17 15:10
You may have a point TD
By:
The Dragon
When: 25 Nov 17 15:22
i take no pleasure in it ibra as i love the horse  i just think its time to call it a day and keep him safe
By:
impossible123
When: 25 Nov 17 15:37
Others might not have run to form and/or less suited to condition than BDM nevertheless, BDM looked and was impressive in his win. But I believe it is time to call it a day with Cue Card and retires him; he owes no one anything,...and to run pound for pound with Tea For Two (to quote the remark of Tizzard, post race) is just not the Cue Card we know.
By:
firstimevisor
When: 25 Nov 17 15:51
If Cue card could talk, my guess is that he would tell you all to fookoff and leave him alone to get on with his racing!

So what if he's not quite as good as before. He showed today he's still a bloody good racehorse.
By:
The Dragon
When: 25 Nov 17 16:03
cant agree firsttime horses safety must come first and hes gone at the top level im afraid
By:
firstimevisor
When: 25 Nov 17 16:29
But he's no more, or less, a safety risk than any other horse.There are tons of horses older than him still in training and enjoying life. That race today was top level. He was second and had some proper grade 1 horses well behind.
By:
The Dragon
When: 25 Nov 17 17:19
yes burt his record is now 2f2f and beaten 57 lengths by a younger horse, hes 11 now and tgime to celebrate his wonderful career and bow out with grace
By:
cvbyrne.
When: 25 Nov 17 18:13
His record since his last win in the betfair chase just over a year ago is 21F2F2 so he's won or come second in Grade 1 chases when completing in 4 of those 6 runs. With earnings of £202,000

If I owned him he would go to Lexus Chase, then back to that Ascot race and on to the Gold Cup.
By:
Autocue
When: 26 Nov 17 10:25
The jury was out at Wetherby but he showed yesterday he has regressed.
By:
The Dragon
When: 16 Dec 17 09:37
looks like tizzard and owners have come to their senses and will retire this wonderful horse after 3 runs in the spring
By:
The Dragon
When: 15 Feb 18 17:04
sadto see its 10/1 for ascot chase aty te weekend

lets hope it throws the form book out of the window

wont havwe my monet though
By:
impossible123
When: 15 Feb 18 17:31
I hope he wins and goes the Ryanair for his finale race as fav.
By:
The Dragon
When: 16 Feb 18 09:30
indeed
By:
BULLET TOOTH TONY
When: 16 Feb 18 21:31
ONCE BEATEN at Ascot tomorrow, he will be retired, younger legs against him tomorrow in the shape of 3 upcoming chasers and a loon that will try to take them all apart from the get go.

Waiting Patiently will be a popular winner
By:
sageform
When: 17 Feb 18 16:43
Only a future superstar got the better of the best 2.5 mile chaser we have seen for a very long time. Hope to see him in the Ryanair.
By:
the bloob
When: 17 Feb 18 19:32
don't write off the old dog just yet! imagine if he won the Ryanair?
By:
impossible123
When: 17 Feb 18 19:57
A majestic run by Cue Card, and with Brennan onboard too. Only beaten by Waiting Patiently who may not be Cheltenham bound. Let's hope he wins the Ryanair, and retires after.
By:
sageform
When: 18 Feb 18 07:23
Don't even suggest that Waiting Patiently will miss the Ryanair! My best ante post of the season so far.
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