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workrider
11 Sep 21 19:29
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Cracking card and plenty of invaders who I think will go home with their pockets loaded...
First race I am hoping that Lord Dudley wins for a small trainer , been running really well and deserves to take his chance...
Second race and I can't see past Love end of..
Third race and here's were I think it gets tough for the Irish. The first 3 in the betting are worthy of such and I can't see any of the home team upsetting them.
Forth Race  no invaders and I think Dermot's wins this.
Fifth Race  The invaders to strike again, Appleby seems to have a handle on this race these past couple of years now. Point Lonsdale has looked good but I just question the form...
Sixth Race I'm hoping Sonnyboyliston wins for two of the nicest guys in Irish racing Johnny and Liam.
Seventh Race Adjuvant is my pick , little or nothing between the Irish and English two year old's so far this year .
I shall be setting off home before the Eighth.

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By:
differentdrum
When: 11 Sep 21 20:14
Doubt that many punters went away with their pockets loaded today - only one favourite surrounded by 5 double figure winners including a few Harrington bookmaker specials.
By:
Schraderbrau
When: 11 Sep 21 22:22
Weld's Moyglare filly in the Moyglare stud stakes is my biggest interest. He's played her chances down due to inexperience but they've kept her fresh on porpoise and I could tell from a few owners quotes that they were trying to contain their excitement for this filly, in a race they are desperate to win. Inevitably she will run flat now. One thing putting me off is her name. Homeless Songs doesn't feel like a group 1 winning name.
By:
Tiger Tiger
When: 11 Sep 21 22:31
I agree with you there Schraderbrau, the filly she beat on her debut also runs in this race and went on to win a Group 3 and then a Group 2, Homeless Song did the job well that day and at 3.7 thought she was a fair bet for tomorrow's race, Argatha had already had three runs under her at the time and I'm looking forward to this race tomorrow, not a massive fan of the jockey but in Dermot we trust.
By:
JayTrumpOldTomDubbl
When: 11 Sep 21 23:55
I was amazed to learn that there were still tickets available today.
Only 4000 allowed to attend so that's surprising. Are punters going
to be slow in returning ? Seems that way. Agree with workrider 'Love'
will be hard to beat. All other races are tough just hoping for
a big run from Prettiest in the Moyglare. Love won the Moyglare in 2019
when Jessie's filly was strong fancy but afterwards said to be in season.
Have a great day workrider. Gulliver has a stall 2 in the first. He was
a strong finishing 4th two years ago in this race. He might have a squeak.
By:
Tiger Tiger
When: 12 Sep 21 00:12
Why is 'Love' such a good thing?
By:
Tiger Tiger
When: 12 Sep 21 00:12
Why is 'Love' such a good thing?
By:
Movewiththetimes
When: 12 Sep 21 00:18
Five time group 1 winner in a group 2
By:
Tiger Tiger
When: 12 Sep 21 00:29
Good luck if you have backed her, I do like the horse but her most recent form doesn't make her a stand out at the odds of 11/10, but back against her own sex and down in grade may do the trick, wont be carrying my money though at those odds.
By:
jimnast
When: 12 Sep 21 10:03
have a good day workrider another great card and thankfully the uk flat trainers are getting there finger out in sending horses over for the big meetings,national stakes the highlight for me ,did not think much of the irish st leger has jp ever won a classic ?
By:
jimnast
When: 12 Sep 21 10:05
jay trump also amazed me that perhaps people dont want to book online in advance i know i dont.
By:
workrider
When: 12 Sep 21 11:11
Jimnast the cost of going racing has shot up also. Booking online has its add on's extra £3 booking fee etc. I know in comparison to the U.K. Irish racing is cheap, but its now becoming that little bit dearer and for some of the older racegoers it might be the final straw.
I'd say over 65% of racegoers here are of the older type and racecourses need to remember where their bread is buttered, the Government won't always be dishing out cash.
On a brighter note , well that's not really true as the weather here is pretty dull, but never mind we are healthy and have a few quid in our pockets and what better way to spend it than a day at the races with good company and good cheer..
Have a wonderful day everyone I intend to .
Now what clothes to wear ..Laugh
By:
jimnast
When: 12 Sep 21 11:17
yes i noticed the £3 booking fee for the curragh at the end of the month roscommon the day after is better value thats only £2 booking fee so there goes a fiver for something i would rather not do.
By:
differentdrum
When: 12 Sep 21 11:47
Good luck to anyone contemplating a bet on a horse ridden by Orr. I suspect you might well need it. When these races are analysed by pundits there is never any discussion of the jock. It's as if it doesn't matter. How crazy is that? Weld has struggled for several seasons now, and part of the reason for that is the jocks he uses.
By:
undertaker
When: 12 Sep 21 11:56
The ones I fancy at the Curragh today are:

2.20 Insinuendo (w/p 3 places) & La Petite Coco
3.30 Sunset Shiraz

Good luck all
By:
EastLower Gooner
When: 12 Sep 21 13:01
In a fix having backed Search for a Song in the last two renewals…suppose I have to at the very least chuck a spare tenant at her.
By:
differentdrum
When: 12 Sep 21 15:14
Three more races in, two more big prices, and a short one turned over.
By:
slickster
When: 12 Sep 21 15:23
And wonky hasn't even enough cash left to buy an ice cream!
By:
ImSoLuckyLucky!
When: 12 Sep 21 15:27
3.30 sponsors hoss is fav
Bit short
Though

Shocked
By:
differentdrum
When: 12 Sep 21 15:43
Another Harrington special, and another Weld blow out. Homeless Songs overraced for two furlongs, and weakened very tamely before being squeezed out with Orr looking weak as piss. Comfortably failed to confirm her debut form.
By:
Cider
When: 12 Sep 21 15:54
Fancy Weld's in the next one. Looked a beast lto, a bit under the radar even so, presumably as it's stepping back in trip.
By:
Schraderbrau
When: 12 Sep 21 16:03
No Lyons runner, so Keane takes the ride. That's been the way most of the year. Orr is the 'stable jockey' but connections of all Welds runners have clear intentions of not wanting Orr on board if they can help it.
By:
Schraderbrau
When: 12 Sep 21 16:04
In terms of form, the Godolphin colt has arguably best on offer. He beat Masekela lto, who beat Bayside Boy nto, who won Champagne stakes yesterday.
By:
Cider
When: 12 Sep 21 16:08
wd to those on the boys in blue
By:
hulk23
When: 12 Sep 21 16:09
superstar alert.  not the one they thought though ...
By:
Cider
When: 12 Sep 21 16:11
PL looked exposed enough, picked the wrong one to take him on with!
By:
differentdrum
When: 12 Sep 21 16:19
Winner won nicely having not really travelled in the early stages. Probably confirmation that Point Lonsdale has been beating up not very much. O'Brien will have to find something else from the endless supply chain.

Useless from the Weld horse. He really does struggle at the top table these days. Tarnawa saved him last year. She might need to do the same again. Both his two-year-olds today looked small and weak. Perhaps if he gives them a few more carrots?
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 12 Sep 21 16:27
ebro river dint stay imo and the aob hoss prob fortunate to get 2nd but will be better over further  ,hard to see him reversing form with the winner tho
By:
Cider
When: 12 Sep 21 16:28
Weld's was a little keen, halved in price ir running but went out like a light. No real excuses in the run. I'm sure he's better than that, perhaps the jump from maiden to g1 was too much too soon, as he didn't really have a race lto.
By:
ImSoLuckyLucky!
When: 12 Sep 21 16:29
Winner has a knee action
Dont fancy him for the 2000 gns
Unless it was SOFT
Shocked
By:
Cider
When: 12 Sep 21 16:46
that kid is mustard
By:
differentdrum
When: 12 Sep 21 16:51
Lovely bit of pace setting from the Irish Champion Jockey. Only misjudged it by three furlongs.
By:
workrider
When: 12 Sep 21 19:33
Another good days racing but a few things that annoy surfaced , I was trying to order something in the cafe across from the parade ring but neither I or the server could hear one another because of the noise of the announcer . Its simply unreal that the sound is that loud, when he finally stopped and we did get to hear one another she informed me that they could only serve coffee from the machine as the hot water was not working I kid you not!   50 odd Million spent on that stand and no hot water to make a cup of tea, unreal and embarrassing for all concerned I should imagine. The flagship of Irish racing I ask you.
The racing overall was good and the crowd were superb , its years since I saw as many people around the pre parade ring and the parade ring itself , great to see people taking a interest in the horses themselves.
Love gave her all and for once I couldn't blame Moore as he did everything right for once, Glass Slippers ran a cracker, but the other English runners were a bit on their toes especially the fav D.S. who was trowing his head around and gigging the moment he arrived in the pre and parade ring . Power didn't want to go to post and again showed signs of nerves before consenting to head to post. I thought I was collecting when Glass took it up between the last two only to be run out of it buy a couple who I gave no chance .
  I had no bet on the Weld horse as I didn't like the look of her , she wore a hood and looked a little agitated walking around and ran green imo she'll have another day.
I was hugely impressed with N.Trail who is a cracking looker , I'd say he needed the drop of rain that had got into the ground as he has a high knee action , but by heck he was impressive and is one to follow, I only got 100/30 about him but i was happy to take it .
Its starting to feel like life is returning to normal on Irish racecourses long may it continue..
I nearly forgot to mention Johnny and Liam , well done on a massive result ...
By:
MJK
When: 12 Sep 21 21:20
Good to see you at the game on Friday WR, hopefully it won't be long before we can meet in the lounge again for a chat.
By:
workrider
When: 12 Sep 21 22:13
Always good to see you MJK , we are top of the league ..Cool
By:
JayTrumpOldTomDubbl
When: 12 Sep 21 22:37
Excellent days racing. A lovely tribute to the late great Pat Smullen.
Also an accurate summing up of the racing by 'workrider'.
I might ask though did Ryan Moore go a bit too soon on 'Love'?
Was in front from a fair ways out. I played 'Gulliver' at 22/1
e/w in race 1. Lost on love. Hit back with Romantic Proposal for the
Irish sprint king Mr. Lynam. 16/1 e/w for a lovely return. Chris Hayes
gave this horse a shocker last time out. Was very good today.
7/2 William Buick taken, and collected. I think I saw a classic winner
here in Native Trail. Lost on Mr. Weld's in Leger. DKW lost an opportunity
here with Oisin available. The front runner caused them all behind issues as he went miles clear.
Agree with the issue raised by workrider with a real need for the awful grating noise level
to be lowered a few decibels. We nearly jumped out of our skins everytime when the announcer spoke.
The interview with the Moyglare winning jockey was excellent but way too loud also.
I'd say you could hear it in Naas. The man announcing
'the winners alright' was loud, coarse and dis-interested.
What happened to 'weighed in' or just 'winner alright'. Bit farcical in my view.
Great atmosphere out and about but like a morgue indoors. Betting shop closed. No visible tote.
Workrider do us all a favour and have a word in your friend's (Kavanagh), ear to lower
the noise levels. Enjoyed the Curragh again after a two year absence when the great
Pat Smullen was with us, and feted by all present on that wet day in 2019.
By:
workrider
When: 13 Sep 21 10:11
Excellent piece  yourself JayTrump summed up beautifully though for once I couldn't find fault with Moore on love , as for Brian been a friend of mine now there's a classic Laugh. Thankfully we don't use the same tailor either..
As that wonderful formite from yesteryear Wildmanfromborneo used to say, wishing him the best of health wherever he is, as an aside .
Punchestown should be applauded  for their effort in giving punters a FREE day, other courses please note. Having been racing for more years than I care to remember this is right up there with anything else , a forward looking course who are a credit to Irish racing.
By thanking the racing public this way it can only benefit the image of the course , all the Management team should take a bow.
Simply brilliant to be back live , I don't like knocking racecourses but the above complaints should be addressed as a matter of urgency .
By:
JayTrumpOldTomDubbl
When: 13 Sep 21 18:57
One or two other things that I might add. I saw a James Doyle that was so nice, pleasant,
and really courteous. He stood for so many photos with young and old, wonderful to see.
All whilst holding his saddle before going down the steps to weigh in after his third
placing to Native Trail. William Buick brilliant as well. On his way for the presentation
he also stood for photos never refusing once. Wonderful ambassadors for this great sport.
It would be remiss to not mention also that many of the jockeys that did not have a ride
in the Leger ran out to welcome Ben Coen back after his first classic winning ride.
By:
jimnast
When: 14 Sep 21 08:12
seems a great occasion must get there next year as i have never been to champions weekend,had enough of doncaster.
By:
workrider
When: 14 Sep 21 09:41
JayTrump, I also noticed the jockeys lining up to welcome Ben back a lovely gesture. I spoke to Johnny a few minutes before the race and have never seen him so nervous. The whole day was bubbly without boiling over, no drunks falling around either most people just enjoying a great day's racing . Jimnast I know you would love it ,make that booking now!..Laugh
Did anyone else notice a guy called Baker making a book at the end of the line, I think he was a British bookie had their staple type pitch ?...
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