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snap crackle and pop
04 May 14 18:06
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Safe to say plenty thought he was going to have a fine season this summer, and really hit the ground running, but things aren't really happening for him, wonder where it has all gone wrong? As now is the time of year he would want to be picking up a few races as in a months time Aidan will be into full stride and there won't be much to go around
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Report workrider May 4, 2014 6:14 PM BST
FFS Snap , the season has hardly started , plenty of time ..You hardly expect him to going full out this early , I'm sure after this weekend you will see the wheel turning , to early to dismiss him...
Report snap crackle and pop May 4, 2014 6:20 PM BST
Its early in the season I agree, but its not as if he hasn't had many runners lately, in fact he's had quite a few.

This is the time of season he should be trying to have horses ready for, while a lot of the big boys are still not in full swing
Report mitch leary May 4, 2014 6:30 PM BST
weld is in full swing anyway.
Report tony57 May 4, 2014 8:00 PM BST
have to agree with wr..far to early to say he wont have a good season..but what's a good season?..30 winners?..50?..weld has come out the blocks quick but he will have a bad patch as very rare a yard keep all the horses well enough to run well all year..
Report paulie wallnuts May 4, 2014 8:50 PM BST
Agree 1000% with snap crackle......Murtagh is playing a very dangerous game.....a very dangerous one indeed because you don't get many second chances in any game......let alone one as cut throat as this business.......
The reason he got off to such a bright start is that he was riding a lot of the winners himself.......ok not them all but a high proportion of them......but the retirement from the saddle has left a huge void.....one that wont be filled by a journeyman jockey like Niall McCullagh and definitely not by Ross Coakley.......even the daughter is getting rides and that is  utter madness.....
If he persists with bumm riders then he wont make the grade.....and im not sure he will make the grade either way......
Report The Gotchee May 4, 2014 8:52 PM BST
Workrider is right, the season hasn't started just yet. Stick to the All Weather stuff.
Report paulie wallnuts May 4, 2014 8:54 PM BST
Ya the season hasn't started yet.....the first two classics are over ......but the season hasn't started yet......
Report neill d May 4, 2014 9:05 PM BST
Who'd have said Pat Eddery and Jamie Osbourne would have had the relatively quiet careers they've had I guess. He has chosen the most competitive environment in the world to cut his teeth in, in fairness. Would like to see him nail down a stable jock as well, maybe someone like Colm O'Donoghue?

You'd think he was too big to fail, but it would never surprise me if a newcomer doesn't make it in Irish Racing. Even very bright fellas like Marnane and Lyons can only seem to get to a certain point.

The fact that he wasn't born into Racing wouldn't help either I'd say. Oxx, Weld and O'Brien were all either born and married in. I remember ted walsh calling Paul Nicholls a mongrel after Tidal bay at Leopardstown, that is the mind-set you are up against, it's a bit like trying to break into the legal profession. Bolger is a self-made man but he'd be the exception. he has a good owner in Tinkler, but you'd like to see more.

Al;so remains to be seen how costly pissing off the Aga Khan will be? He has made a great start, I hope he makes it but you wouldn't have your life on it.

Interesting topic.
Report neill d May 4, 2014 9:05 PM BST
or married*
Report snap crackle and pop May 4, 2014 9:07 PM BST
And gotchee you can stick to tipping up beasts that are always last seen falling out the back of cinema sized screens, good lad.

He has had 14 runners in past 2 weeks and not one winner, and we're not talking 100/1 shots here either.
Report roadrunner46 May 4, 2014 9:14 PM BST
all about the horses, if they are buying the right ones? then the wins will follow. take a look at what type of horses he has in training and their pedigrees, might find a few winners, when things start picking up. no doubt he will be a big success in the future,
only starting out so will have a lot of catching up to do on the established trainers in ireland.
Report The Gotchee May 4, 2014 9:17 PM BST
Snap, stick to the all weather drivel. You tip or lay nothing but favorites, you know as much about racing as my ar$e knows about snipe shooting.
As I told that other idiot, paulie wallnuts recently, my tips on here have provided a serious profit since Jan 1st 2014.
Report snap crackle and pop May 4, 2014 9:30 PM BST
Maybe its the snipe shooting you should stick to so, as the only way you could be in profit from the off the wall selections you throw up here would be if you place laid every single of them, now that would sound more plausible at least. Your selections you throw up here that I sometimes have the misfortune of reading always remind me of a lad who is about to step up take a penalty with no keeper in goal, but somehow you just know the lad is going to screw it into row Z!
Report irish_guy_13 May 4, 2014 9:37 PM BST
He had a winning formula and he broke it. That was a mistake. Carmody is missed i'd say. What happened?

He also needs a decent jockey. And stop punting the horses, a few shorties got punted and turned over at Dundalk I think. Winners are what the owners want.
Report The Gotchee May 4, 2014 10:02 PM BST
Good man Snap, stick with your odds on losers, quickest way to the poorhouse. Cupid stunt.
Report paulie wallnuts May 4, 2014 10:39 PM BST
Get into bed gobshee.....ya gobshiite ya.....yer selections are in a a serious profit my hole......only for fluking a miracle golfing place bet in the masters......ya'd be as naked  as ya came into the world......
The only way you'd be in profit is if ya didn't count the hundreds of losers ya put up......all ew....and nearly all tailed off......
And to think you had the cheek to chase Stamford bridge off the forum.....
Report The Gotchee May 4, 2014 11:16 PM BST
Paulie wllnuts I have never seen you put up anything on here only your anger. You are a very angry person who is in need of specialised treatment. Why do you have a problem with the fact that I am the most profitable tipster on here?
Report snap crackle and pop May 4, 2014 11:23 PM BST
Get into bed is right!!

"I am the most profitable tipster on here?"

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!! Yourself and the roadrunner should join forces! Ye would be unbeatable!
Report The Gotchee May 4, 2014 11:24 PM BST
paulie wallnuts 29 Apr 14 17:29 Joined: 26 Feb 08 | Topic/replies: 1,564 | Blogger: paulie wallnuts's blog
Sizing Europe has cheekpieces today.....but more importantly has got the nod fronm the gobshee.....which for anybody that has backed him is very unfortunate news......


Good Nignt paulie nutjob. Laugh
Report The Gotchee May 4, 2014 11:27 PM BST
Sandcastle Snap comes to life.Laugh
Report snap crackle and pop May 4, 2014 11:34 PM BST
You are a good one in fairness! Comedy gold!

LaughLaughLaugh

Only thing thats puzzling me is why you haven't started a thread for Down Royal and picked out your favourite names yet!
Report pa lapsy May 4, 2014 11:34 PM BST
The Gotchee puts up decent priced horses ew with a fair bit of success from what i see,none of this will hose up,fill yer boots etc nonsense either Snap.
Report tony57 May 5, 2014 9:15 AM BST
jesus do we not have enough backbiting on here with scumfingers and oz..all on here are genuine horse people can we not try to give eachother a little respect..we don't have to agree..but theres just no need to be so hostile...
Report workrider May 5, 2014 9:24 AM BST
Tony , left a message on your phone , give me a ring or text...
Report workrider May 5, 2014 9:57 AM BST
Are you going to Haydock sat ? I'll be there...
Report tony57 May 5, 2014 10:00 AM BST
im not sure! now I know your going will try to make it..call you Wednesday evening for deffo?
Report workrider May 5, 2014 10:13 AM BST
OK...
Report snap crackle and pop May 5, 2014 5:08 PM BST
Urban Moon well backed today for Murtagh. Stopped to a walk inside final 2f
Report The Gotchee May 24, 2014 10:30 PM BST
Typical tripe we have to listen to around here. Snap and paulie, hold your heads in shame.
Report snap crackle and pop May 24, 2014 10:48 PM BST
Oh stop the lights lads! He trains a winner on 2000 Guineas day and now he is best trainer in the land all of a sudden.

Catch a grip of yerself would ya!
Report The Gotchee May 24, 2014 10:51 PM BST
Go to bed YDC.
Report The Gotchee June 25, 2014 9:46 PM BST
paulie wallnuts 04 May 14 20:50 Joined: 26 Feb 08 | Topic/replies: 1,714 | Blogger: paulie wallnuts's blog
Agree 1000% with snap crackle......Murtagh is playing a very dangerous game.....a very dangerous one indeed because you don't get many second chances in any game......let alone one as cut throat as this business.......
The reason he got off to such a bright start is that he was riding a lot of the winners himself.......ok not them all but a high proportion of them......but the retirement from the saddle has left a huge void.....one that wont be filled by a journeyman jockey like Niall McCullagh and definitely not by Ross Coakley.......even the daughter is getting rides and that is  utter madness.....
If he persists with bumm riders then he wont make the grade.....and im not sure he will make the grade either way......

Another howler in a long list of howlers by paulie. His mate snap isn't too far behind. Laugh
Report The Gotchee June 25, 2014 10:11 PM BST
Just to clarify. Johnny Murtagh had his first double tonight both ridden by Niall McCullagh and Ross Coakley. You couldn't make it up.
Report workrider June 25, 2014 10:17 PM BST
Johnny told them what way he wanted them rode tonight , reminiscent of the way Johnny would ride from the front at Naas  ...
Report The Gotchee June 25, 2014 10:26 PM BST
Johnny was one of the all time greats. Make no mistake, he will be in the top 5 Irish trainers in the next 5 years.
Report lustrumm June 25, 2014 10:30 PM BST
Except for the 2 days he stopped riding and got caught on the line
Report workrider June 25, 2014 10:34 PM BST
Think he was getting a little worried that the winners were not coming sooner , he looked a little stressed tonight tbh The Gotchee , but all's well that ends well ..That Maiden winner of O'Briens is a monster , had a look at him and was most impressed , sure to come on for that run , he was very green , not that it was a great race ,   ..They will find it hard to win a race M/POWER , HES STARTING TO LOOK very one paced ...
Report dj876 June 25, 2014 10:53 PM BST
We're all JPM fans but I don't think anyone on here implied that he would never train winners.
A nice double but a bit of perspective,a 7 runner apprentice handicap worth €5800 to the winner and another 6 runner handicap worth €6900 are hardly worth getting carried away with and including tonight's double JPM has had 7 winners from his last 100 runners.

Niall McCullagh is operating at 7% and Ross Coakley at 6% which are typical strike rates enough for journeymen.
Report workrider June 25, 2014 10:57 PM BST
I think the stable  might have turned the corner ...
Report paulie wallnuts June 26, 2014 9:55 AM BST
Nobody takes any notice of the gobshiite......you'd swear murtagh won the derby the way the ghoul is going on.....two Bellewstown type handicaps run at Naas.....brings his total to 5 individual winners for the season.....these types of races are hardly season defining ones......he has to train a winner at some stage.....he has trained one less winner than Pat Flynn and one more than Tom McCourt this year....but then again the gobshee wouldn't be aware of such little details.....
Report workrider June 26, 2014 11:48 AM BST
Paulie , every stable goes through lean times , remember a certain APOB , having a shocking run recently , Harry Rogers also , and a few others ..So this year hasn't been great so far , everyone knew that was going to be the case after the incredible start they had last year ..Different ways been tried , Johnny now has more time to spend with the horses etc ..
Report paulie wallnuts June 26, 2014 2:56 PM BST
Wonks.....a trainer is inevitably going to have a bad run if they are using jockeys who are not up to the mark.....and when the good times come then that trainer wont win as many as he/she should.....the jockey is a huge factor.....one which many here fail to realise.....
Part of the reason that murtagh isn't having winners is because hes not riding the horses himself....
Report wildmanfromborneo June 26, 2014 3:41 PM BST
The decline in Johnny Murtaghs fortune and the upsurge in Tony Martins could be related.
Report Bigwillystyle June 26, 2014 3:46 PM BST
Has nothing to do with either.  Id say Carmody barely set foot in Murtgah's stable.

As for Martins fortunes.  He has got a few well handicapped horses from Newton Anner stud who were well handicapped before they entered Martins stable.
Report workrider June 26, 2014 3:52 PM BST
Paulie , Johnny is very loyal , not only to his jockeys , of course he would like to have a top class jockey riding for him , but tell me where would he get one that hasn't already got a top job in Ireland ..There is only a very small pool of really good jocks to go round ..Johnny will cut the mustard of that I have no doubt...
Report Bigwillystyle June 26, 2014 4:21 PM BST
Loyalty will get you very little success at the top.
Report workrider June 26, 2014 4:23 PM BST
We'll wait and see ...
Report one last chance June 28, 2014 6:25 PM BST
Hmm Blush
Report The Gotchee July 31, 2014 3:52 PM BST
More egg on the face for paulie. He must have a head like an omeletteLaugh.
Report wildmanfromborneo July 31, 2014 4:11 PM BST
That brilliant timing kicking in again.

Here's hoping his next thread is
                                                   Wilddan Hasn't Backed A Winner In Ages
Report Racingqueen July 31, 2014 4:15 PM BST
Sad to see people at home pressing refresh waiting for someone's mistake. Says more about them than the person they are discussing imho
Report The Gotchee July 31, 2014 4:25 PM BST
Why don't you use your other username QueenieCool
Report wildmanfromborneo July 31, 2014 4:28 PM BST
1.01 that computer is based in East Cork.
Report workrider July 31, 2014 4:30 PM BST
Delighted for Johnny..
Report Roger De Bris August 7, 2014 7:43 PM BST
he's not that dopey our Johnny.....LaughLaughLaugh
Report The Gotchee August 7, 2014 8:42 PM BST
Form is temporary, class is permanent. Ross Coakley did the job well. Where is Wally paulnuts? He must be playing Hide and Seek?Laugh
Report Distant View August 7, 2014 9:47 PM BST
What an audacious coup from Murtagh to land that valuable Southwell prize alright.

Paulie must feel like a proper idiot.
Report pa lapsy August 12, 2014 5:09 PM BST
No bet but wonder how he will get on with one of Barney's "coup" horses in the 5.15.
Report pa lapsy August 12, 2014 5:16 PM BST
Very well punted beforehand 7.4-4.0 roughly.
Report never give up August 23, 2014 4:01 PM BST
oops
Report Roger De Bris August 23, 2014 4:06 PM BST
you can't teach it.
Report workrider August 23, 2014 7:08 PM BST
Well done Johnny , always knew you would prove the knockers wrong....
Report The Gotchee August 23, 2014 9:35 PM BST
Correct workrider. Where is paulie wallnuts and snap noow? What do you xpect from a pair of dunces?
Report The Gotchee August 24, 2014 9:14 AM BST
Mark Prescott spent 3 years getting Pallasator ready for the Ebor and didn't realise he had the winner in his stable all the time.

Mutual Regard was transferred from Prescotts to Johnny's who improved the horse by 14 lbs and it goes and wins the Ebor. In all fairness that is a fair training achievement.
As Distant View might say. "What an audacious coup from Murtagh to land that valuable York prize alright Paulie must feel like a proper idiot."
Laugh
Report workrider August 24, 2014 10:56 AM BST
Mark , would not be a happy bunny this morning indeed The Gotchee...
Report paulie wallnuts August 24, 2014 5:37 PM BST
Gobshee.....the ebor is a glorified jumps race.....3 of the last 6 winners were trained by jumps trainers.....rod millman les eyre jane chapple hyam trained the winner of the ebor......
Report The Gotchee August 24, 2014 8:04 PM BST
Wally, if you can't accept that is was an excellent training performance( to improve the horse 14 lbs) you are a bigger t wat than I thought you are.
Report paulie wallnuts August 24, 2014 8:13 PM BST
Gobshee.....the most important thing he did right was recognising that the duds that he uses as riders wouldn't be up to the mark for any kind of a decent race.......
Report workrider August 24, 2014 8:38 PM BST
The richest Handicap in Europe , fair play to him , just accept he did a fantastic job with the horse , Many a jumps trainer wouldn't win that amount in a year ...Spoke to him today and he was as modest as ever...
Report Ozymandius August 24, 2014 8:47 PM BST
Cry button-holing again.  No shame.
Report workrider August 24, 2014 9:13 PM BST
Hope you are not going to ruin another thread ...
Report The Gotchee August 24, 2014 9:25 PM BST
Your ignorance knows no bounds, wally. Ross Coakley was supposed to ride the horse but he was suspended. Go to bed ya CLOWN.
Report snap crackle and pop September 24, 2015 10:37 PM BST
Whoops
Report Distant View September 25, 2015 10:06 AM BST
He is only 7 winners behind last year, but this has been a disappointing year when the material should be ever improving.

1 two year old winner from 32 runs is certainly not inspiring.
Report Joe Mac September 25, 2015 1:22 PM BST
What's the story with Tinkler? Hardly ever see his silks on Irish tracks any more. That must be a big blow to Murtagh.
Report Distant View September 25, 2015 2:15 PM BST
He seems to have really downsized again.

Started off with Dods I think about 9-10 years ago and then had horses with Hannon, Stoute a few other and Murtagh.

They seem to be back with Dods for the most part now although there are not as many of them.

The 4 that ran for Murtagh this year are all gone now and either with Dods or Fahey.
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