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in hell
30 Jan 20 15:07
Date Joined: 29 Mar 03
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Did bloody from keep that from winning
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Report duffy January 30, 2020 4:08 PM GMT
That's one of the worst in recent times.
Report robbierobot January 30, 2020 4:08 PM GMT
Report 4builder4 January 30, 2020 4:09 PM GMT
seemed like it to me as well probably didn't want to upset Ms Kellaway as he rode her winner earlier
Report tanglefoot January 30, 2020 4:09 PM GMT
Hard held into second, the ears gave it away.
Report tomhunt January 30, 2020 4:09 PM GMT
looks horrendous on head on, two air shots and minimal pushing
Report martin118 January 30, 2020 4:09 PM GMT
Oh my god, string them up
Report ashleigh January 30, 2020 4:10 PM GMT
m appleby said he would only have 1 winner.CrazyLaugh
Report cufmos January 30, 2020 4:10 PM GMT
Just ridiculous has to be an enquiry  ?
Report equine flew January 30, 2020 4:12 PM GMT
On the close up pictures was actually pulling reigns instead of pushing.   30 days imo
Report dr . atkins January 30, 2020 4:13 PM GMT
looked very bad
Report grayhawk January 30, 2020 4:13 PM GMT
I was desperate to back it over 7f at Newcastle...think that performance will blow any price next time Laugh
Report The Management January 30, 2020 4:13 PM GMT
Place laid it as assumed would be non-jigger today! Cry
Report superks January 30, 2020 4:18 PM GMT
Just watched it again.  Looks worse the second time!
Report hong kong fooey January 30, 2020 4:23 PM GMT
If the stewards dont inquire into that.What is the point in having them.
Report equine flew January 30, 2020 5:10 PM GMT
An enquiry was held into the running and riding of SIX STRINGS, ridden by George Rooke and trained by Michael Appleby, which raced in the rear of the field before being tenderly handled in the closing stages to finish second, beaten by ½ length. The rider and the trainer were interviewed and shown recordings of the race; and the Veterinary Officer reported a post-race examination of the gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities. The rider stated that his instructions were to drop in as SIX STRINGS’ recent front-running tactics had failed to produce a win, to coax him into the race; and, as he tends to back off the whip, to use it sparingly. He added that having jumped awkwardly, the gelding didn’t face the kickback in the back straight, a fact that he reported at Scales, but he kept nudging the gelding along to maintain contact at the rear of the field. He further added that he was happy with his position entering the home straight as he was following the eventual winner through but was keeping hold of SIX STRINGS’ head as he didn’t want to produce the gelding too soon for fear his mount would not going through with its run. However, when he asked SIX STRINGS to go between horses shortly before the line, he felt the gelding’s head come back and begin to hang left-handed, possibly away from the winner’s whip. The trainer confirmed he was satisfied that the ride accorded with his instructions, adding they were most likely to continue with the waiting tactics. Their explanations were noted.
Report tomhunt January 30, 2020 5:12 PM GMT
Their explanations were noted.

Report duffy January 30, 2020 5:19 PM GMT
Absolute joke, why was he worried that he wouldn't go through with his effort, and why did they choose an AW track with the prospect of kick back being an issue to adopt completely different way to ride the horse.
Report hong kong fooey January 30, 2020 5:25 PM GMT
Before the first race Gaye Kellaway stated G Rooke is the best 7lb claimer around.Crazy
Report warmemorial January 30, 2020 5:42 PM GMT
again not a word by those nice people on sky sports racing
Report kavvie January 30, 2020 6:00 PM GMT
in fairness matt chapman spoke about it after the race..he said as much as he could i thought.  like he will want to interview appleby again and im sure george rooke.
Report warmemorial January 30, 2020 6:06 PM GMT
thanks for that didn't hear matt chapman speak about it he is the only one who will say anything the rest of them just sit on the fence
Report 4builder4 January 30, 2020 8:16 PM GMT
its a shame for the apprentice as pretty sure he was doing exactly what was instructed to do, unfortunately it seems to anyone with eyes that may have been 'not to win' only time will tell
Report madhatters January 30, 2020 8:28 PM GMT
Longest writeup on RP results page ever seen Grin
Report ringlets January 30, 2020 9:56 PM GMT
Absolute disgrace.Totally no effort made to win.He was pulling the horse back in the final stages.Hope he takes up a new career.Tug o War should suit him.
Report dpm January 31, 2020 8:18 AM GMT
Think Mick has now got some big punting owners in  so needs to keep them happy.
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