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Hector's Choice (FR) 9/1    8    10-11     Richard Lee    151    —           
Jamie Moore
Chased leaders, hit 9th, lost place 12th, behind 3 out, erased and tailed off when pulled up before last

I also saw a "should of" rather than "should have" yesterday,

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Report Oceanfinance July 21, 2016 8:24 PM BST
Troubled Soul twice called a "he" in the spotlight for limerick...despite running in a mares only Sad
Report onlooker July 26, 2016 1:14 PM BST
Not a mistake - But, surely, an OMISSION

NO mention whatsoever in the ANALYSIS under the 6:10 Wolverhampton race RESULT, last evening, -

- that the Winner started at 200/1 - with a Betfair SP of 764.0
Report One Nation August 30, 2016 8:48 PM BST
From the website. Not often you see a typo in the first word in a headline ffs.

Eposm: De Sousa at the double
Silvestre de Sousa lands a double at Epsom to go with yesterday's four-timer at the same track after Nouvelli Dancer takes the 7f handicap. He leads Jim Crowley by three (83-80) in the title race. 4 hours ago
Report onlooker August 30, 2016 9:28 PM BST
^ I thought, 'E posm' - was how Dame Edna used to address her audience.
Report Breedingmad August 30, 2016 9:33 PM BST
Goes well with slats
Report ged August 30, 2016 10:04 PM BST
The Beverley Bullet on Saturday...

re Son of Africa...

"Blind removed late..."

Wrong horse. They really should pick this sort of thing up and correct it. It's materially wrong.
Report dan hardcore August 30, 2016 11:48 PM BST
They've got Schindler's Prince winning off 85 at uttoxeter when he actually won off 92.
Report dan hardcore August 30, 2016 11:50 PM BST
Wonder how many more people wouldve bet him at bangor next time out if they'd known he was only off an 8lbs higher mark!
Report parispike August 31, 2016 11:14 AM BST
I did and I did!
Report parispike August 31, 2016 1:47 PM BST
In all honesty I find myself rechecking stuff that I see on the website simply because there are so many errors. I'd tweet Millington but he's blocked me for asking, politely, questions/issues that he found difficult to answer or justify.

He's done a first class job in dumbing down and reducing standards in what should be racing's main media outlet.
Report Twoboyz August 31, 2016 2:08 PM BST
It was Maarek that the blind was off late
Report parispike August 31, 2016 8:11 PM BST
Blake Dean won over hurdles two starts ago and Reverse The Charge deverses to get his head in front soon,
Report Rider September 2, 2016 12:14 PM BST
i see wheldon is still doing his spotlight for the rp

5.50 muss, says trainer J J Feane has a record of 5/16 when bringing horses over from ireland, well its actually 5/22 (gw mistakenly read his turf record)
Report GEORGE.B September 14, 2016 12:11 PM BST
Fair play to Alan Sweetman, who has corrected his 'blooper' from the weekend!

In his analysis of Landfall's Group 3 win on Saturday, he wrote, not unreasonably Mischief, that the horse could ultimately make a Classic contender for Ken Condon next season.

However, the problem with this suggestion is that the horse is a gelding and presumably won't be eligible to run in the Classics!

Alan though has clearly subsequently realised (or had it pointed out to him Wink) his 'blooper' and not only has it been corrected in the online analysis, but he has even mentioned the horse is a gelding in his Ireland's Eye column today!
Report parispike September 16, 2016 8:51 AM BST
From the BHA website-

Newton Abbot / Fri 16 Sep Going/TrackGood, Good to Soft in places (GoingStick: 6.4 on Friday at 06:00)
Updated @ 6:20am, Fri 16 Sep Rails: All bends moved out since last meeting by approx. 2m. Race distances effected as follows: Race 1 & 6 adds approx. 23 yards Race 2, 3 & 7 adds approx. 17 yards Race 4 & 5 adds approx. 29 yards
Updated @ 6:45am, Fri 16 Sep Watering: There has been no watering for this meeting.
Updated @ 6:33am, Thu 15 Sep

Another dumbo who doesn't know the difference between "affected" and "effected".
Report madhatters September 20, 2016 1:41 PM BST

"Down the field on most recent handicap hurdle run, won a beginners´ chase in the spring"

Can't see any handicap runs
Report onlooker September 23, 2016 2:53 PM BST
Southfield Vic probably bumped into one when beaten by a stablemate of the winner at Wincanton in December, but he was also beaten at 1-8 that day and his attitude will rightly now come under real scrutiny

It was 4/6, at, "Wincanton in December"  - not, "also beaten at 1-8 that day"
- went off 1/3 the time before - but that was at Fakenham in November.
Report jmdc October 5, 2016 1:38 PM BST
Charlie Parker - 2:10 Ludlow:

The only runner with the benefit of hurdling experience but didn´t achieve much at Worcester (remote sixth), finishing behind Hazamar.

That was Invocation!
Report parispike October 7, 2016 9:19 PM BST
York Saturday 2;35 Weights - Care Needed

TheAnorak 07 Oct 16 20:59 Joined: 28 Oct 01 | Topic/replies: 1,707 | Blogger: TheAnorak's blog
It seems the Post still haven't managed to spot the important clause included in the conditions for this race and others of the same type:

NOTE: Any horse rated below 96 shall be treated as having that rating for the calculation of the weights

In the online racecard, Snoano and Chancery are correctly shown as carrying 9-4, but their ratings are given as 95 and 89, not 96. Nor is there any mention under the racecard that any horses are running from out of the handicap. The same thing applies with the 3-y-olds Autocratic and Cote D'Azur.

The Spotlight comments also seem oblivious of the 96 minimum condition - e.g 'Chancery fully 9lbs lower than winning this race last year'. Oh no he's not as he's 7lbs out of the handicap.

Pretty hopeless from so called experts.
Report onlooker October 8, 2016 3:56 PM BST
«     4 10     ½     Intisaab 28/1     5     8-11 p     David O'Meara     99     88     104     —    
    Shelley Birkett3
Took keen hold early, prominent, not clear run from 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong but winner still overtook him

What else would a WINNER do? Happy
Report parispike October 16, 2016 11:15 AM BST
James Fanshawe, who won the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes with The Tin Man and saddled Speedy Boarding to finish second in the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, was also referred to the BHA's Holburn base after stewards deemed he may have breeched rules relating to restrictions of horses on racecourses.
Report One Nation October 16, 2016 7:51 PM BST
Strumble Head (IRE) 7/2    11    11-12 b    Peter Bowen    115    —    —       
Sean Bowen
Chaswd winner until 9th, lost place 13th, tailed off 3 out (op 10/3 tchd 3/1)
Report The Headmaster October 17, 2016 10:36 AM BST
On their website/database Galileo (no - not that one and not the other one either...the one before that) was sired by Fantastic Light.  That's Fantastic Light b1996 with Galileo b1975.  How does that work?
Report GEORGE.B October 21, 2016 11:57 AM BST
It may wrong to call this a blooper, but I wonder what's the point of it:

The close up comment for Elm Grove who finished second at Navan on Wenesday: "...held by winner."

I don't think you need to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out that if a horse finishes second then it has been "held by the winner" !

Sometimes they write "always held", which is fair comment if a horse persistently challenges but isn't able to get past having had every chance to, but that wasn't the case here for a horse who met a bit of trouble before staying on well to be never nearer.
Report One Nation October 22, 2016 9:53 AM BST
From Yesterday's paper. "That appeared to leave the race in the hands of long-time leader Spock and the 9-1 chance was backed to 1.01 for the win".

Complete nonsense - the lowest Spock traded was 1.32.
Report parispike October 23, 2016 7:35 PM BST
4:40 - Racing UK HD Handicap Hurdle
Full result
1m7½f, Class 4, £3,249.00
1 Billy My Boy 2/1
2 Borak 20/1
3 Courtlands Prince 6/4F
NR: Alberta (IRE), Trans Express (IRE)
6 ran Distances: dht, shd, 7l
TIME 3m 28.90s (fast by 2.10s)
Jockey: James Davies
Trainer: Chris Down
WIN £3.10 PL £1.50, £4.70
Ex £33.10
CSF £31.81
TRICAST £72.12
PLACEPOT £393.20 to a £1 stake. Pool: £59783.03, 110.99 winning units.
QUADPOT £108.90 to a £1 stake. Pool: £3887.06, 26.4 winning units.
Following a stewards' inquiry, Courtlands Prince, who passed the post dead-heat 2nd, was disqualified and placed 3rd - caused interference. Borak was awarded outright 2nd.

Chaps, the winning distance was a short head not a dead heat.
Report One Nation October 31, 2016 7:56 PM GMT
Show's Over (IRE) 9/4F    5    11-1 tv    Tim Vaughan    83    —    —       
Tom O'Brien
Took keen hold, held up in touch in midfield, effort to challenge before 2 out, driven flat, kept on but never getting past beaten (op 11/4)
Report Phil_magroin November 3, 2016 8:40 AM GMT
Port Isaac, beaten at odds-on on his debut, was also dropping back in trip. He again showed a tendency to drift when coming under pressure.

Actually, Port Isaac started at 9-1 on his debut!
Report Phil_magroin November 3, 2016 8:40 AM GMT
Port Isaac, beaten at odds-on on his debut, was also dropping back in trip. He again showed a tendency to drift when coming under pressure.

Actually, Port Isaac started at 9-1 on his debut!
Report parispike November 6, 2016 3:25 PM GMT
From the website -

Live Reporter
Sandown latest: hundred up
Champion jockey Richard Dunwoody hits his seasonal 100 on Amore Alato and reports it has been a frustrating couple of weeks with more seconds than winnners!
By Bruce Jackson, live from Sandown 6 mins ago

I'm sure Richard will be delighted.  But which one?
Report TheAnorak November 7, 2016 4:23 PM GMT
From a preview of the Pertemps qualifier today, revealing that either Kempton has been moved ten miles north or the writer has never been there:

THE road to the prestigious Pertemps final starts just off the M4 in West London for many this afternoon
Report sparrow November 16, 2016 4:31 PM GMT
« 4:40 »  Kempton (AW)

Winner: £2,264 Runners: 14 Distance: 7f  Going: Soft
Report parispike December 19, 2016 1:18 PM GMT
A modest bunch in modest form with the glaring exception being TITIAN BOY, who would have won easier here last time but for a mad mid-race blunder and he can complete a hat-trick. Duhallowcountry is hard to trust but has it in him to threaten.[Alistair Whitehouse-Jones]
Report parispike December 21, 2016 9:05 AM GMT
An interesting novice chase in which useful recruits Zamdy Man and Westren Warrior have the form to go very well but there are doubts about both on account of this trip while the latter would also be ideally served by slower ground.

The chase that Westren Warrior ran it at Kelso clearly doesn't count.
Report flag of goats December 24, 2016 10:31 PM GMT
Today's RP page 65 spotlight on the King George describes Tea For Two as Tea For Three. #RancidPost
Report jmdc January 10, 2017 2:18 PM GMT

held up, headway after 11th, tracking leading pair when blundered 13th, ridden to chase winner after 3 out, weakened quickly next,lost left-fore shoe (vet said gelding had lost its left-fore shoe.)

RP today - the gelding operation must have been painful for her!
Report One Nation January 24, 2017 5:32 PM GMT
«    7    19     Feeltherhythm (IRE) 11/2    6    11-1 v    Chris Grant    89    —    —       
Brian Hughes
Chased leaders, hit 5th, not fluent next, lost place after 8th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before normal 3 out (tchd 5/1 and tchd 6/1)

Listed as coming 7th, 19 lengths behind the 6th and 24 lengths ahead of the 8th, yet comments say 'pulled up'.
Report parispike February 1, 2017 9:18 AM GMT
NO FURTHER rain is wanted at Chepstow, with an inspection called at 8am on Thursday for Friday's meeting.

The track is waterlogged in places, and clerk of the course Keith Ottesen said: "We've had 47mm since last Friday. We could do with no further rain, it is due to be clear for part of today, but then more rain is forecast for early on Thursday morning, bringing another ten to 12mm, hence the inspection.

"That rain then clears through but another front with blustery showers is due Thursday night, and then from mid-morning Friday more rain is forecast.

"We could do without any rain but that's very unlikely. If we have a dry day and night then we can take stock."

Officials at Wincanton have not called an inspection for Friday's card but are monitoring the situation, with the going heavy, soft in places and more rain forecast.

All very helpful except that Wincanton's meeting is Thursday not Friday.
Report One Nation February 10, 2017 3:56 PM GMT
Bertenbar 12/1    13    11-2 tp    Dan Skelton    104    —    —       
Mr J Andrews7
Blundered 3rd, made most but jumped erratically, blundered 13th, ridden and headed before 2 out, still just 3rd when mistake last, blundered rapidly

"Blundered rapidly?"
Report parispike February 23, 2017 12:15 PM GMT
Dark And Dangerous was the one to beneift from the selection stopping on that occasion and should give another good account as he bids for a third C&D success of the campaign,
Report parispike February 25, 2017 9:09 AM GMT
     Chef D'Oeuvre (FR) 9/4F    6    10-1over weight5 p    Warren Greatrex    135    *    *   
b g Martaline - Kostroma (FR) (Lost World)
Jamie Bargary3
Not always fluent, tried to lead but couldn't, chased winner from 2nd but not on terms from 4th, lost 2nd place 15th, 8 lengths won in 4th and beaten when fell 3 out (op 11/4)

8th lengths won in 4th? WTF.
Report parispike February 26, 2017 12:04 PM GMT
"The second hurdle in the home straight omitted on both circuits
unsuitable ground conditions

Have the Rancid Post staff been deprived of punctuation marks on their laptops in a cost cutting exercise?
Report One Nation March 3, 2017 10:57 AM GMT
St Saviour's run at Hereford on the 19th December is recorded as beaten a "snk" into third for a short head + a nose.
Report onlooker March 3, 2017 2:36 PM GMT
Sod's Law' Wins again ...

NO 'Pedigree' Header Line ....(Between 'Declared Today' Panel - and Race Record String) on - and thus access (denied)to Pedigree information - for 2.10 Newbury winner Dinsdale.
Report onlooker March 26, 2017 4:12 PM BST
F   Chef D'Oeuvre (FR) 9/4F
Jamie Bargary3 Warren Greatrex
    6     101 oh5 p     135     –     –     –    

Not always fluent, tried to lead but couldn't, chased winner from 2nd but not on terms from 4th, lost 2nd place 15th, 8 lengths won in 4th and beaten when fell 3 out
Report parispike April 17, 2017 9:36 PM BST
The biggest blooper of all.

The new site. A gargantuan &uck up of the highest order. Turned a usable (slow) site into a clunky non intuitive (slower) site. Well done Bruce.

No more. Sub cancelled.
Report mouse muldoon April 17, 2017 10:23 PM BST
ELIDOR just did enough to edge out old rival Wall Of Fire and resume winning ways. His excellent rider was at his best, but being 22lb better off than when beaten 7l on his final outing last year in the Doncaster Cup made the difference. It was his first win out of handicap company and a Cup campaign may be on his agenda now.

How the heck can you confuse the Doncaster Cup with the Mallard handicap?
Report ged April 18, 2017 8:38 AM BST
Then you have the race half an hour after that one...

Comment..."Chased leaders, ridden along well over 2f out, soon driven and weakened"

Analysis...."hit a flat spot 3f out before doing some encouraging late work"

At least one of them got it right.
Report onlooker April 24, 2017 2:09 PM BST
Archie Watson
Upper Lambourn, West Berks
RTF 83% Horses running to form in last 14 days

11Apr17     Lin 5fSt C52yNvAc 3K     1/7     by dht, Corinthia Knight     13/2     O Murphy     80     —

It Won by 3 and a half lengths.
Report pogle April 24, 2017 8:30 PM BST
Mr J J O'Neill - there are clearly two jockeys of this name with one riding in Ireland and one the U.K. The RP stats have morphed these two individuals  into one.
Report parispike April 24, 2017 8:40 PM BST

To be fair most of the jockeys riding for J J O'Neil can have such contrasting attitudes to their rides that it's not difficult to think that it's actually two different riders.
Report Virgin May 2, 2017 9:36 AM BST
Data slow updating

>Progeny RESULTS shows a winner yesterday 1 May @ Beverly Havana Star
>Progeny STATISTICS still shows NO WINNERS 9.33 today ....


Could misinform Today - 2:00 Floss The Hoss layers Confused

Why does the Progeny history only go back 3 months now Confused

Do subscribers get more data / history than that Confused
Report Virgin May 2, 2017 2:11 PM BST
Floss The Hoss well beat STATS not updated pre-race Mischief
Report parispike May 12, 2017 1:06 PM BST
Yesterday's seller at Worcester.

Race analysis says no bids for winner; Talk of the Tracks refers to the winner going to the Sheila Lewis yard.

Having attended and witnessed the auction I can definitely confirm that there was bidding. Went for 4,400 gns from memory.

How can such a simple, factual, matter be misreported?
Report onlooker May 12, 2017 9:15 PM BST
PENALTY added TWICE to - Duncan Of Scotland - Racecard Official Rating ...

Reads ad 62  .... should be 60  p;us 6lb Penalty = 56

9:00 Dundalk

6 4 00-030  Catwilldo b 18C  7-9-9 Garvan Donnelly Michelle Hamilton10 [/b]59[/b] 53 70
7 8 323216  Pillar 11 4-9-7 Adrian McGuinness Colin Keane 57 57 66
8 10 5054-1 Duncan Of Scotland b 4 D 4-9-6 Lee Smyth Shane B Kelly3 62 - 69
9 14 31-467 More Kudos p 21 CD 4-9-3 Michael J Browne Wayne Lordan 53 64 70
Report onlooker May 12, 2017 9:17 PM BST
^ * typo  -  Reads as 62  .... should be 50  plus 6lb Penalty = 56
Report STATSMAN June 21, 2017 6:31 AM BST
Greta G - 3yo (13 Jul 13 gr f)

Running in the:

Report onlooker June 24, 2017 2:11 PM BST
22Aug16  Thi C6NvHc 2K     2m Sft     10-11 b 4/11 btn 18L Question Of Faith 10-3  4/1C Mr B Lynn

5:05  Thirsk    22 Aug 2016

Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders' Handicap
(Class 6) (0-65, 4yo+) (2m13yds) 2m Soft

Data recognition picked up the word Novice from the race Title - and outputted it - in the Lifetime History - as NvHandicap  for Novices

There are NO NOVICE HANDICAP races on the FLAT.
Report Virgin September 10, 2017 4:58 PM BST
10 Sep 17
4.35 Fontwell
Jackblack (113)

COMMENTS Made all in 3-runner C&D event latest; more required to defy the penalty

Fontwell 4:35
1st (1) Jackblack 9/1
2nd (8) Thisonetime 3/1J
3rd (2) Amadoue 7/1
11 ran

24 Aug 17    Fon 17½ GF 4NvH 3K    10-12    1/3 (4L Knight Commander 11-1) h 2/1    Tom Cannon    113
Report parispike October 22, 2017 9:32 AM BST
From the BBC Sport website -

"Humble, polite, teetoal - O'Brien"
Report One Nation November 7, 2017 3:59 PM GMT
In the Truckers Tangle form, the point jockey in the formbook is listed as one 'S Baragry'.

I'd bet long odds on that's a typo for Bargary.
Report ged November 8, 2017 11:15 AM GMT
Not this time. He's Shane Baragry, son of owner/trainer/breeder/ex-amateur-jockey Jerry.
Report east end boy November 8, 2017 12:11 PM GMT
When Robert Morley died Brough Scot ; Condolences to his parents.;
Report One Nation November 8, 2017 5:24 PM GMT
Fair enough - well done Racing Post in that case!

Surnames can arise out of typos, I wonder if this family were once a Bargary?
Report parispike November 26, 2017 12:52 PM GMT
Hard copy of today's Rancid has transposed Trainer and Jockey of the Coral Hurdle yesterday!

What happened to sub-editors?
Report One Nation December 20, 2017 2:29 PM GMT
By Scott Burton
1:51PM, DEC 20 2017
Jerry McGrath could be in for an early Christmas gift if he recieves the all-clear to ride at Ascot this Saturday after breaking his arm in a fall at Cheltenham last month.
Report jmdc December 20, 2017 3:33 PM GMT
This thread is pointless, the rag and its employees are a total disgrace.  Yesterday Alister Jones was taking only HER second ride over jumps
Report jmdc December 20, 2017 3:36 PM GMT
^ Maxime Tissier in the first at Fakenham.  Please close this thread - we all know the RP is a piece of sht!
Report Virgin April 16, 2018 2:12 PM BST
2:10 Kelso
By Michael Robson - 20 minutes agoMichael RobsonLATEST
Kelso latest: Delire should make most of drop in class
Delire D'Estruval looks banker material in the 2.10. He is by far the best of these on official ratings and was simply out of his depth at Cheltenham.

He's not wrong .....Only runner with a rating Laugh
Report parispike April 23, 2018 4:18 PM BST
Two lovely examples from the hard copy of The Rancid today ~

Huff and Puff, only nudged up 2lb despite winning his last two starts, done well considering he made an mistake

The Last But One is hoped his confidence isn’t effected by this unfortunate fall
Report parispike May 27, 2018 12:00 PM BST
Picture in Post today  ~ regret I don’t have the ability to copy and paste it ~ showing police,  sniffer dogs and spectators at Goodwood yesterday.

Headline “ Police and sniffer drugs visible at Goodwood yesterday”
Report mouse muldoon June 10, 2018 1:31 PM BST
Unflattering spotlight comment for Whinging Willie tomorrow

Tripe course winner; yet to strike form this season but dropped in class today.
Report One Nation June 10, 2018 2:51 PM BST
Many possibilities for the label of a 'tripe course'.

Bath? Southwell Jumps?
Report mouse muldoon June 10, 2018 2:53 PM BST
Report GEORGE.B July 16, 2018 9:35 AM BST
The spotlight for the 6.00 Killarney, Johnny Ward writes that Great Grey ended his stable's "spell in the doldrums" when winning at Tipperary.

Presumably, Ward is confusing Luke W Comer with Luke Comer, because had he bothered to have read his own paper's analysis of the Tipperary race and the quote from the trainer, he would have been aware that Luke W Comer had only taken out a licence in April and Great Grey was only his "6th or 7th" runner.
Report GEORGE.B July 16, 2018 9:58 AM BST
I don't know what the set up is, or even if they train out of the same yard, but as Luke Comer is still having runners, it presumably isn't a case of Luke W having taken over the licence, so can't be classed as one and the same.
Report One Nation March 11, 2019 3:19 PM GMT
Johnson gives up Stratford rides after bad fall but should be fine for festival

James Burn is at the controls

Looks like James Burn is reporting on the racing without watching it. Deckie's fall obviously at Taunton.
Report parispike July 13, 2019 12:37 PM BST
Form line for Isle Road, Newton 5.55.contains a lovely “may of”.
Report parispike December 27, 2019 9:09 PM GMT

Runner Jacket
7. Tiquer (FR) 16/1
Paddy Brennan
Alan Jones
11    107 w2    124    –    –    –   
Tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, led after next, stayed on well, ridden out (trainer said, regards the apparent improvement in form, gelding was jarred up following it's previous run and appreciated the slower ground on this occasion) (op 12/1)

Report parispike February 8, 2020 9:22 PM GMT
Tracking leaders when badly hampered 3rd, remained close up, pecked 3 out, ridden when went left next, weakened between last 2, bled from the nose (vet said gelding bled from the nose and lost it's left hind shoe) (op 6/1 tchd 7/1)
Report parispike June 30, 2020 9:55 PM BST
"It's great to get the old job going," said Williams. "The BHA has had a brutal job but it's excelled. For us, it's a case of getting there and it's nice to be busy again."

From the RP website. Lovely to see an "it's" as opposed to "its" getting another outing as the jumps recommences.
Report saxon farm October 1, 2020 7:20 PM BST
My Ratings
Past Winners
Add 19yds. The first pair came right away in this fair little novice handicap.

GETAWAY TRUMP responded gamely when asked for everything after the last and just did enough to master the runner-up. He disappointed back chasing on his seasonal debut at Fontwell 19 days earlier. However, that was his first run since undergoing wind surgery and he'd clearly come on a lot as he travelled smoothly into contention here. The 7yo is smart at best and can make the grade over fences, although perhaps a stiffer test will prove ideal going forward.

Zoffee ran a big race on this introduction to chasing and just failed to see off a rival he was 9lb badly off with on official figures. The versatile 4yo is such an honest galloper and is obviously up to winning races over fences this season. He too may get a little further now.

Trincomalee loves this venue although his novice win here came over further on easier ground, so it wasn't a surprise to see him get tapped for toe on this chasing debut. He's bred to make his mark over fences and should learn a lot.

Golden Taipan, happiest on good ground, jumped well enough on this chasing debut. However, he fell in a hole nearing the penultimate fence and perhaps needed the run having undergone wind surgery during the summer. [David Orton]
Report saxon farm October 1, 2020 7:25 PM BST
Line 4 from above.
A fair little novice HANDICAP

Why did David Orton consider this a HANDICAP?
Report parispike January 23, 2021 9:30 PM GMT
The Post Twitter feed today indicated that First Flow was Kim Bailey's first Grade 1 winner.

Report onlooker January 23, 2021 9:44 PM GMT
^   since the young YTS 'journalist' ... left school.
Report onlooker February 11, 2021 1:36 PM GMT
Sheila Nash  (IRE) 100/30

Jinked left start and unseated rider (was unseated shortly after the start was affected).


NO -  after the start was Effected

In this instance - the start was Effected .... had Happened

- and - the start was (NOT)affected  ... because ...

After viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no other horse or rider was involved, and that the incident was accidental and caused by the mare jinking left shortly after the tape went back
Report parispike March 21, 2021 4:01 PM GMT
The blooper today where instead of Jonathan Moore being applauded for standing down from 2 Cheltenham rides, Jonathan Burke took the plaudits,  has gone straight to No 1.
Report onlooker March 21, 2021 4:46 PM GMT
parispike -

There was - and still is - an Error from well over a  week ago - that I highlighted - and explained - on here.

I  will bring that back  - probably when the horses involved next run - to add to their embarrassment ...

- although - on all known Form - it will be 'water off a duck's back'

'ignorance is bliss' -  so they say.
Report Fimble March 21, 2021 10:46 PM GMT
Is this thread still bambling on? Picking upon the minor details of this and that. Get a life.
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 21, 2021 10:51 PM GMT
Well said Tom.
Report GEORGE.B March 21, 2021 10:51 PM GMT
Well said Tom.
Report GEORGE.B March 21, 2021 10:52 PM GMT
ha ha, great minds...
Report GEORGE.B March 21, 2021 10:52 PM GMT
well tbf, Tom doesn't look old enough to have a 2003 start date!
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 21, 2021 10:55 PM GMT
... Could be his brother Wayne.?
Report GEORGE.B March 21, 2021 10:58 PM GMT
But as we're on this thread, I will pick up on something and it's the RP homepage, which has "Today's Highlights" as one of its headers.

This seems totally inappropriate when there is a sad news story being reported underneath.
Report parispike April 9, 2021 1:23 PM BST
They've surpassed themselves today by, under the heading "TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS" announcing "Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged 99"

Report Virgin August 18, 2021 1:02 PM BST
Not really a blooper - but annoying all the same Angry

Forward Form arrows on the results cards > always handy for seeing how many from a race have had a run and then looking at those runs ,....

A few days [5 night] since Island Bandit and Greatness Awaits have ran but still no >

Report parispike August 26, 2021 4:37 PM BST
"How do we sell our sport" asks Maddy Playle.

Might I suggest not putting the article behind a paywall would be a good start?
Report Twoboyz August 29, 2021 5:20 PM BST
Aggagio wins the seller at Goodwood. Racing post - no bid for winner

Sold 23k
Report parispike September 21, 2021 1:12 PM BST
Top Jockeys WARWICK

non Runner is 0/0.That's a surprise.
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