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SOULDANCER
28 Jan 18 11:36
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I'm reading autobiography by Marcus Marsh, trainer from yonks ago, here's an extract where he writes about Charlie Smirke.
  He had skills too which you won't read about in any textbook. Time and again, for instance, I have seen him win a race by stealing another horse's ground, a manoeuvre so delicate, so difficult that very few riders ever attempt it. This is a perfectly legitimate tactic and simply means taking your horse to another racing alongside in a bid to make him roll, change stride or become unbalanced. But it requires a true artist to achieve this without bumping, boring or interfering in any way.

Disqualified or legitimate tactic? I would have said disqualified but not so sure now.
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Report the bloob January 28, 2018 3:10 PM GMT
I'm pretty sure disqualified, the finish looked extremely close and as soon as the market re-opened the winner was 1.03, looked a 50:50 as they hit the line

with such a small margin and the fact that the winner had been pushed across the entire width of the track it should have been a formality, although there was little or no contact
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