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  1. Here's mardigras theory: the disadvantage of being wide without cover (to a point), is offset due to the freedom and lack of impact to energy from being surrounded by horses or from following a horse. And has the added advantage of already travelling faster under it's own steam than those nearer the rail, when maintaining position when entering the straight. Obviously 10 wide around corners is unlikely to be as beneficial as 3 wide. But I like it when my horse has no horse in front of it and room on at least one side of it. I prefer 3 wide to a horse in the trail (unless the tr
  2. I like Anthony Van Dyck for the Caulfield Cup if he comes over. As for Tiger Moth, I'm not worried about his starts, I'm more concerned with his ability at this stage. His price is far too short for me to entertain him. I'd have him at around 30s.
  3. Thanks for the update Stodge. For me, I don't look at who beat who on day X, as to what that means for day Y. That's just me. So horse A beating B and then A losing badly elsewhere, has no impact on my assessment of horse B. Just one of my ways of assessing ability. Probably more likely that the assessment of horse A was shown to be average originally. And that means horse B performance likely average as well, irrespective of what A did later.
  4. They made a minor change, but they still require less weight to get in due to the calc being the difference between WFA and allocated weight (for most). Tiger Moth would likely have struggled to make the field initially, but a 2.5kg penalty is huge and took him right up the order of entry.
  5. Tiger Moth is easily in. 12th in order after a 2.5kg penalty for G3 win. Something unheard of to me.
  6. Won't have to put up with the pressure from the crowd noise though.
  7. They want Thomas to back them next time.
  8. . @Blood1971 has announced the Aidan O'Brien horses that will go into quarantine: - ANTHONY VAN DYCK - Caul & Melb Cup - TIGER MOTH - Melb Cup - MAGIC WAND - Cox Plate & Mackinnon Stks - ARMORY - Cox Plate & Mackinnon Stks - WICHITA - Cantala Stks - SANTIAGO - Melb Cup
  9. Nice one - showing placings/form is not always the key. Last 4 starts - 18th of 18 16th of 16 14th of 14 14th of 14 I assume he started with the field this time??
  10. I think it raises a few questions over the way Carpenter handicaps. With a horse winning a G3 (with a G1 placing), now being assured a start at about 12th in order. A lot of G1 winners below him in order. He often treats some UK form as if it is golden, yet some other is not. If they still come, he could start the fav.
  11. Williams has suggested Master Of Reality, Twilight Payment, Buckhurst and Pondus will be heading to Oz.
  12. Nicely done there Stodge.
  13. Based on betting, something has happened with Delphi - maybe injured, maybe not transferring, not sure.
  14. What a great race between the mighty Magical and Ghaiyyath - with Magical coming out on top. She is probably off to a race on Arc day. Armory ran very well and holds noms for the cups. Also, Tiger Moth ran out an easy winner of the G3 at Leopardstown. Aidan has suggested he could go into quarantine for a trip to Oz. Cormorant didn't go too bad. Buckhurst was not really sighted and Patrick Sarsfield faded. In the St Leger at Doncaster, the well backed Galileo Chrome won out in a tight tussle. Santiago, the derby winner, could only muster 4th, but wasn't far off them. Dawn Patrol
  15. I must have missed something. I didn't think Russian Camelot was very good. Wasn't bad either. Just did very little to me. Slow run race, very little sprint. A bit like Vow And Declare in the cup last year. I wouldn't take much out of the race, Master Of Wine as good as any.
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