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21 Apr 12 20:00
Date Joined: 20 Nov 01
| Topic/replies: 4,622 | Blogger: Hushwing.'s blog
no other reason for williams to book Downing but tlo try land a few quid.

he knows the ability this horse can run up too and  this 7lbs is called insurance

its 7lbs , its not what the handicapper wanted him to race off , its too much allowance ,  its wrong but it'll win
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Report cottager April 21, 2012 9:02 PM BST
Report cruise d April 21, 2012 9:05 PM BST
I'd be looking to save a few quid in a fitness prep race before spending a few quid on a jock when I thought we could win.

I'm going for three at bigger prices Gower Rules, Iguaca and Endaxi Mana Mou who I think is a cracking price.
Report clintboon April 21, 2012 9:06 PM BST
Fancy Teak to go well myself.
Report hollyday April 21, 2012 9:08 PM BST
disturbia with luke morris aboard for me
Report Kelly Brook April 21, 2012 9:09 PM BST
small dutch of Port hill / Black Iceman

Report Hushwing. April 21, 2012 9:11 PM BST
nah cruise i can see where your coming from but he'd then be 'his lad'
if they wanted see what they had then a pro be on. williams is a fully fledged of 'claiming for success'
Report richters April 21, 2012 9:15 PM BST
visions of johanna
Report Cade April 21, 2012 9:18 PM BST
great shout
Report stridingedge April 21, 2012 9:19 PM BST
quality hushwing Cool
Report PerfectionistBollox April 21, 2012 9:19 PM BST
Report Kelly Brook April 21, 2012 9:19 PM BST
wp hw
Report coffeedodger April 21, 2012 9:19 PM BST
Well spotted Hushwing. :)
Report cruise d April 21, 2012 9:19 PM BST
Well done op. You were right! nice one
Report lamchop April 21, 2012 9:19 PM BST
wd mate!!!
Report cruise d April 21, 2012 9:20 PM BST
Think Rosie watch is broke btw
Report richters April 21, 2012 9:20 PM BST
good shout hush....thought fallon was goin 2 pi55 it round the turn.
Report Agent G April 21, 2012 9:20 PM BST
tremendous ride that ....
Report pauli April 21, 2012 9:20 PM BST
Well done Hushwing.  Great call.
Report Hushwing. April 21, 2012 9:22 PM BST
look guys its not right Laugh 0-60 handicappers being able to run 7lbs 'well in' while the hcapper is out dining .

i tell you everyday its getting out of hand

but anyway it pays Silly i do feel a tad guilty mind
Report stewarts rise April 22, 2012 10:19 AM BST
Whilst i agree with you in principle Hushwing(as you know), do you actually think that Downing is as good a jockey as Fallon? If not then how much of an allowance do you think he should be entitled to claim against senior jockeys, or do you just think that they shouln't be able to claim anything and just gain riding experience against other apprentices?
Report Hushwing. April 22, 2012 10:33 AM BST
well no but i strongly believe in weights over jockeys. especially in certain ground conditions , you see hannah nunn powering home yesterday?

williams took the view that 7lbs off would do the trick over that distance , it helped the way the horse travelled and minimses the 'strength in finish' factor.

Of course fallons better but not 7lbs for me . theres risk yes in putting faith in the youngster but i'm absoloutly certain in my mind that if the jockeys were switched yesterday the result would be the other way round.

Guest will be kicking himself, theyve just dragged de silva back from scandinavia for his 5lbs, they play the apprentice game.

solutions wise , few ideas.

a reduction in the allowances , especially in handicaps , 10lbs for a 3m hurdles a joke
more apprentice races

then this outside rides thing , i think needs be looked into to stop these youngster going through their winners so fast before being slung on the scrap heap.

whats wrong with them being attached only to a yard , maybe a couple. so they steady gain experience building a career
Report Stake & Chips April 22, 2012 10:37 AM BST
hushwing Cool
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