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03 Nov 14 14:26
Date Joined: 15 Sep 09
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It improved massively for the cheek-pieces .

I think maybe the cheek pieces may be a wool-pulling exercise for running it down the
Pack , or not training it at all in previous runs
Pause Switch to Standard View The 'worst' sayings in racing ?
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Report hornshoe1 November 4, 2014 10:52 AM GMT
duncan idaho 04 Nov 14 08:53 'Wins, hard on the steal.'

You know better than that DI, I'm probably a tad too particular about a spell, steal...'makes...sense' to me.
Report johnnyrant November 4, 2014 11:00 AM GMT
'That's a phodo' - another Thommo favourite, as well as 'the lucky last' in between lip smacking, & name dropping - useless tw*t.
Report Llamedos November 4, 2014 11:02 AM GMT
'' From the get go''
Another Americanisation, why don't they just say '' From the start''
Report ZEALOT November 4, 2014 11:02 AM GMT

like it
Report grendel November 4, 2014 11:08 AM GMT
"being rowed along" .... hate hearing that
Report Johnny_Mustang November 4, 2014 11:25 AM GMT
Another Americanism:

As they take the Clubhouse turn. It's a grandstand, you bunch of circumcised, warmongering twAts.
Report lovegod November 4, 2014 12:20 PM GMT
My worst saying is 'I was going to do that one' after I've changed my mind.
Report ZEALOT November 4, 2014 1:16 PM GMT
Robert Cooper has just said one that irritates me

A Ding-Dong battle !!!!

Where the fyk did that come from ??
Report TiptheOdds November 4, 2014 2:18 PM GMT
"Caught them in a good line" when they leave the stalls???

"He´s got a race on his hooves now"...
Report Clerkmore November 4, 2014 2:23 PM GMT
"He'll jump a fence." Usually in a race he will have to jump loads of fences.
Report duncan idaho November 4, 2014 3:13 PM GMT
A Ding-Dong battle !!!!

Where the fyk did that come from ??

think it initially referred to a boxing bout that went all the way to the final bell..appropriated by other sports for anything close til the end
Report SteelCurtain November 4, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
weight in weight in or worse bing bong
Report EVILROYSLADE November 4, 2014 5:57 PM GMT
"He's running all over his opponents". Dangerous horse.
Report EVILROYSLADE November 4, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
" Kierens in a pocket!" Always brings a wry smile to my mug.
Report basilbrush November 4, 2014 6:24 PM GMT
and the classic Tommo line.........."They,re not hanging about here" what a ****, usually says it when some nonce of a jockey takes a long lead with no hope of seeing the race out.
Report Lee Ho Fooks November 4, 2014 6:52 PM GMT
Doesn't win as often as he should Confused
Report Lee Ho Fooks November 4, 2014 6:56 PM GMT
Just listening to ante post podcast, they must be having a comp to see who can get the most in
Report seaside dreamer November 4, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
hats off to the handicapper.......
Report insideinfo November 4, 2014 7:59 PM GMT
generally everything uttered by matt (muppet) chapman..especially when he refers to a horse as recalcitrant,thinks hes ever so clever
Report drlovepants November 4, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
Weight stops trains, ermm no it doesnt unless it happens to be heavier than the particular fkin train they are waffling about Cry
Report Vubiant November 5, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
'between horses' !! it could be between zebras or antelope ??
Report Johnny_Mustang November 5, 2014 7:44 AM GMT
"the last twice"

Report Cash Is King November 5, 2014 9:10 AM GMT
When "Aussie " Jim McGrath was commentating he'd use the expression 'on settling down' irrespective of what was happening at the outset.  I also don't like Simon Holt's expression 'they're off - racing' at the start of every race. It seems a somewhat  superfluous reminder that we're watching a horse race.
Report Johnny_Mustang November 5, 2014 9:13 AM GMT
And don't even get me started on "in a three-way go".
Report ladycarla November 5, 2014 9:19 AM GMT
'Looks like the far side have got it' when they're 10 lengths clear!
Report ladycarla November 5, 2014 9:22 AM GMT
'What a training performance that is'- hmmm that's their job, do you ever go to the garage after your car has been mended and say 'what a mechanic you are' -no just HOW MUCH!
Report EVILROYSLADE November 5, 2014 9:58 AM GMT
"A great ride" is a seriously over used phrase. Just because a Jockey( usually Ryan Moore) rides a winner.
Report Steamship November 5, 2014 11:04 AM GMT
I hate the saying "he had a gun put to his head"
Report johnnyrant November 5, 2014 11:20 AM GMT
'A handy posi' used to be a McGrath fav & utterly pointless.
'In Indian file' - meaning, in a line, one behind the other, like 99% of races
'In the catbird seat' - may have been mentioned already. Basically, it means a horse is leading.
'eyeballing one another' - a Mark Johnson favourite, as he tries to bring excitement to a 7-furlong selling plate race at Catterick Cry
'a double handful' - great if you're in the company of a beautiful woman with a fantastic chest; not so much watching a Kempton all-weather race. And doesn't every jockey always have a double handful merely holding the horse's reins?
Report chrisg November 5, 2014 2:30 PM GMT
'Jumped from fence to fence' - as opposed to taking in other obstacles
'Going forward' - they love this - what's wrong with leading/prominent?
Report Whippin Piccadilly November 5, 2014 2:49 PM GMT
"That's a better return then you'd get from the bank" When a long odds on shot has just won. Cry
Report tilted November 5, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
"Going backwards" when dropping away

"Was not disgraced" when you could elaborate with "finished close-up" / "not beaten far"
Report johnnyrant November 5, 2014 4:13 PM GMT
'crabbing the form'

An RUK favourite in recent times - wtf?

'heralding from the Wes Ward barn'

Nick Luck suddenly starts describing racing yards as 'barns' when he's talking about America racing, ffs Cry
Report The Pinhooker November 5, 2014 5:21 PM GMT
Pointing his toe in the lead.
Report Sharapour November 5, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
"Goes well fresh"
Report Breedingmad November 5, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
Report Johnny_Mustang November 5, 2014 7:29 PM GMT
"fighting for his effing head"
Report Breedingmad November 5, 2014 7:31 PM GMT
How did you guess that unbelievable JohnnyLaugh
Report Big_Issue November 5, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
Bing Bong: There is an Objection to the Winner by the Clerk Of the Scales
Report Johnny_Mustang November 5, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
I'm fluent in that language Breedingmad.
Report johnnyrant November 6, 2014 10:17 AM GMT
'showing them a clean pair of heels'

Horses have hooves ffs, & that expression is plain rubbish.
Report Nightfly November 6, 2014 10:30 AM GMT
'They Knew'  generally knew nothing just went short on it coz there crap 'bookmakers'
Report TheAnorak November 6, 2014 10:45 AM GMT
Bing Bong - Stewards Enquiry.

The enquiry is not a problem, but the tortured attempts by TV pundits that have no idea how the rules are applied, accompanied by multiple slow motion replays is painful to watch.
Report xmoneyx November 6, 2014 11:19 AM GMT
brian gleeson

a few here
Report ZEALOT December 1, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
When McCoy thought he picked the wrong horse
in the stayers hurdle .
He may not have won on MORE OF THAT
a super ride by Barry GERAGHTY .

Id say he would a fukt it up , not because it lost
at the weekend , it's just that I believe him to be
the least 'tactically aware ' of the so called ' top jocks '
Report Dr Crippen December 1, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
He lifted it over the line.
Report nham December 1, 2014 8:33 PM GMT
mccoy the maestro wins again sp  1/14
Report The Tortoise December 1, 2014 8:58 PM GMT
Starter caught them in a good line
Report mandown December 1, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
Its areal dog orits a monkey.
Report rmccarthy16 December 1, 2014 10:17 PM GMT
Not as saying as such, but I swear every time William Muir has a winner he proclaims it could be running in group races next time out.
Report on the steel December 1, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Having backed thousands of winners over the years i have never once wanted to shout the word BOOM!!!
Report jamilla14 December 1, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
In the van ? As the line approaches ? Given the office ? Here comes the winning line ? Jumping from fence to fence ? As is his want ! The anti social route ! The petrol tank is empty. Press the button.
Report Dr Crippen December 1, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
And Frankie says go!
Report judorick December 1, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
he's done nothing wrong

ffs Angry
Report tim6 December 2, 2014 12:07 AM GMT
he's on the rails meaning he is a cert Arrrgh
Report Glossy December 2, 2014 12:36 AM GMT
"And he's won, laughing at them".

I've never seen or heard of a horse laughing; especially during a race.
Report ffaith December 2, 2014 5:11 AM GMT
"They haven't travelled over here just for the craic"
When talking about an irish horse usually at a big meeting.  Makes my teeth grind.
Report sonofshinner December 2, 2014 6:50 AM GMT
when a trainer says if it takes to the surface or if it manages the going...the trainers know damm well them answers thats why they are trainers.
Report tons of sobs December 2, 2014 10:10 AM GMT
''The horses are a bit in and out''................code for ''i'm not surprised he ran badly=(layed) ''i'm shocked he won''=(backed).
Report no-won-sun December 2, 2014 5:55 PM GMT
What about "He gave him the office"
Report brassneck December 2, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
when a horse comes over the top to win=commentator makes a ballox of commentary and didn't see it until it won.
Report FOYLESWAR December 2, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
its  a working mans price ! if I am either  unemployed ,retired or fooking loaded its not for me
Report Happy Valley December 2, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
i have never liked the expression "a full/half brother/sister in blood" when the blood has nothing to do with it, it is the DNA
Report bix December 2, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
Past the point of departure
Heads turned for home
Anything and everything said by Thommo.
Report brassneck December 2, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
Thommo special"lets see who wins"Cry
Report ZEALOT December 2, 2014 7:33 PM GMT
I knew that would win ???

Oh no you didn't , it's just a PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLUSION
Report ph. December 2, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
Mark Johnston.....always trying!
Report skygreenzone December 2, 2014 8:39 PM GMT
It needed the run so i couldn't be bothered to get it fit at home so i brought it to the races when people are likely to have a bet on horse when its lost before the race has started.
Report Vubiant December 2, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
The horse didn't know it had a race ! 
Oh yes -it f/ingwell's blowing like a grampus in the winner's enclosure.
Report .birkdale December 2, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
"Horse is crying out for a longer trip" .... never heard a horse cry out
Injured horse has "got a leg"  .... would hope he has 4
"Not a bother on him"   .... quite a new one and is very irritating

And can somebody please explain what a "messy race" is ??
Report cyclops December 2, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
"likes to get his toe in"
"bowling along in front - really enjoying himself" - as if no hold up horse ever enjoys himself
"He'll have left something to work on". Unfit
"He's riding better than ever" - He's old, not as good as he was but I've got to say something
And, currently in vogue and hugely annoying:
"Today was his Gold Cup" after the beast in question wins a modest prize at Fontwell.
Report EVILROYSLADE December 3, 2014 6:22 AM GMT
He's refusing to settle! Bloody Simon Holt on everything I have backed!!
Report tons of sobs December 3, 2014 8:23 AM GMT
Two that still make me squirm......

'' coming like a knife through hot butter'' (Graham Goode)

'' won by the length of a well smoked cigarette'' (Peter O'sullivan)....before he became a ''SIR''...guess this quote clinched it.
Report nijinsky01 December 3, 2014 10:09 AM GMT
The best thread ever so funny but so true and annoying
Report sj December 3, 2014 10:15 AM GMT
'Here comes Frankie' 14 times a race by Thommo,sure i even heard it at sedgefield yesterday
Report brassneck December 3, 2014 10:43 AM GMT
Thommo="lets see when Frankie will press the button"Laugh
Report brassneck December 3, 2014 10:45 AM GMT
Hes close enough if good enough=means he has no chance of winning
Report brassneck December 3, 2014 10:46 AM GMT
You could throw a blanket over the field
Report brassneck December 3, 2014 11:01 AM GMT
He stood back at that fence,landed in a heap,the jockey called a cab,but he lost no impetus and and is still in with every chance.Cry
Report cooperman December 3, 2014 11:04 AM GMT
We're cautiously optimistic that the meeting will go ahead. ( Haydock Clerk the day before interviewed whilst sat in a rowing boat by the two furlong pole!)
Report NORTH BERWICK December 3, 2014 11:13 AM GMT
"Claimer taking a valuable 7lbs off its back"  when the the claimer is usually shiite and should be taking 27lbs off its back.
Report Greg_Gory December 3, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
He's won by about a Neck after throwing his Head around  Laugh
Report ZEALOT December 3, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
Won doin "handsprings"
Report Greg_Gory December 3, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
Ploughed His way through that one
Report Greg_Gory December 3, 2014 9:22 PM GMT
bitten off more than he can chew Laugh
Report brassneck December 3, 2014 10:08 PM GMT
When a horse shows a marked improvement in form and wins at 40/1.Trainers have a habit of saying "hes the type of horse that likes the sun on his back"Laugh
Report armpits December 3, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
'Making the best of his way home...'  Grrr!
Report drlovepants December 3, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
Parted the birch Sad
Report brassneck December 3, 2014 11:15 PM GMT
And the jockey hasn't asked his horse a question yet.(whats he going to ask,who was the president of east bangladash in 1967)
Report brassneck December 3, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
LaughLaughI am laughing at my own joke.
Report drlovepants December 3, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
An unlucky fall? No such thing unless you've been brought down or seriously hamperedCry
Report Vubiant December 4, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
They're going at a  good clip.  Yeah , who needs sectionals when you can tell just by looking?!

Then when a horse unseats we see him lobbing along merrily with the bunch -going at comfortable jogging speed.Laugh
Report OI OI DIXIE December 4, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
'This thing is a machine'

No it's not... It's a horse.
Report brassneck December 5, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
Tap for toe
Threading water
The jockey is going up and down in the saddle.(well he is supposed to do that Richard if he is riding a horse)
Report brassneck December 5, 2014 12:58 AM GMT
I have a new one that has not been uses yet.
The jockey is moving his arms he must be trying.LaughLaugh
Report Johnny_Mustang December 5, 2014 7:32 AM GMT
Has any jockey or trainer called him Rishi, instead of Ricky, when being interviewed by the man himself?
Report jackdaw December 5, 2014 1:18 PM GMT
Mike Catt "... hit that fence but didn't lose any momentum".
Mike, try reading Newton's 1st Law of Motion.
Report 18blue4ever78 December 5, 2014 2:13 PM GMT
not a working mans price seriously wtf
Report drlovepants December 5, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
Theyre going a married mans pace Happy
Report ffaith December 5, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
If he jumps/races well this could be a pointer to Cheltenham

Its 6 months away you tedious prat
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