Sep 12, 2017 -- 10:16AM, EastLower Gooner wrote:
Tried to remount too...
Think Gary got that one wrong. He said Ruby suddeny remembered the change in the rule. To me it looked like he thought he had enough time to get back up and win, until he saw the first two jump the last fence before he got back on.
Sep 12, 2017 -- 6:36PM, punchestown wrote:
I've watched this about 10 times and Ruby approached the fence no different than any of the previous fences which the horse negotiated fine,horse just crumpled on landing (yes I did back it) I suppose as stated he's more often than not on the best or one of the better horses in any race he competes in these days and likely to be close to the lead at the final obstacle and also horse is more likely to fall at the end of a race when tired (particularly on bad ground).
I thought he gave the horse a squeeze a couple of strides before the jump then sat when he knew he was wrong at it.
Sep 13, 2017 -- 4:14AM, punchestown wrote:
If it was a squeeze it was minimal and wouldn't warrant the horse doing what it did as you can't really say he went for a big one or anything remotely like it,I can't believe there are still people out there who think that this is done deliberately.
Even on this site I don't think anyone is that mad