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by The Market Man
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Horse racing Discussion and information Monday 6th November
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Horse racing Discussion and information Monday 6th November

I’m hoping Marmelo wins. I tipped Protectionist in 2014 and Almandin last year so it’s been a luck race recently.

Good luck, everyone....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..oops. More coffee required.
by The Market Man
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Horse racing Discussion and information Sunday 29th October
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Horse racing Discussion and information Sunday 29th October

Disappointing that Global Citizen pulled so hard early on and didn’t settle better than the favourite.

Hoping for better from Another Frontier in the 1.15
by The Market Man
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Horse racing Discussion and information Sunday 29th October
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Horse racing Discussion and information Sunday 29th October

The opener at Aintree is interesting. The market has changed significantly during the last 24 hours and now the Henderson runner is a couple of points clear in the market. However, his PTP form is mediocre and the yard aren’t yet in full swing. Global Citizen should have a fitness edge and looks a d...
by The Market Man
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Horse racing Discussion and information Saturday 28th October
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Horse racing Discussion and information Saturday 28th October

Racing Post Trophy - Saxon Warrior. It might not have been the greatest renewal of the Beresford Stakes but the 4th and 5th have won since and there's something about the manner in which SW lengthened his stride in the the straight. Lovely head carriage, uncomplicated horse and Doncaster should suit...
by The Market Man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: How important is the jockey in your selection process?
Replies: 44
Views: 1259

Re: How important is the jockey in your selection process?

@pompeyjim :

I think Piggott, Eddery et al would have seemed less invincible if they were riding through the modern racing calendar
by The Market Man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: How important is the jockey in your selection process?
Replies: 44
Views: 1259

Re: How important is the jockey in your selection process?

The much maligned Spencer is one I definitely avoid - he clearly has talent , but for whatever reason manages to enrage punters up and down the country - mainly in your day to day average races. The most criticism he receives (and rightly so imo) is holding horses up too long and surging too late. ...
by The Market Man
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: How important is the jockey in your selection process?
Replies: 44
Views: 1259

Re: How important is the jockey in your selection process?

The jockey is almost vital in my selection process for my National Hunt selections, less important but still well considered for the flat. Under each code, rarely will I select a horse ridden by a jockey who has a poor record at the course in question. ( 0 wins from 5 rides isn't poor but 1 from 28 ...
by The Market Man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Horse Racing Discussion and Selections - Saturday 16th September 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Horse Racing Discussion and Selections - Saturday 16th September 2017

I cannot get my head around the price of Stradivarius. 7-1 ? He should be no bigger than 9-2. The form of his Queens Vase win is very strong, with four of the next five home all winning since, inc Time To Study and Desert Skyline. Only Capri has " sexier " form and I think Strad outstays him if this...
by The Market Man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Horse Racing Discussion and Selections - Friday, 15 September 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Horse Racing Discussion and Selections - Friday, 15 September 2017

Well done Pieros. Well backed, too.

I didn't notice Fran Berry's poor strike rate for trainer and at Sandown. Seemed to unbalance the horse up the straight and I was really surprised he made the running as Zajeer was held up last time and finished strongly.
by The Market Man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Horse Racing Discussion and Selections - Friday, 15 September 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Horse Racing Discussion and Selections - Friday, 15 September 2017

Apologies, Pieros, but I hope you're wrong about the 2.35 at Sandown as I'm quite sweet on Zajeer, even at odds under 2-1. Ran a race of real promise last time out and the fairly quick reappearance is encouraging ( connections willing and eager to crack on with his career with big entries on the hor...
by The Market Man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Is the writing on the wall for OLBG....???
Replies: 121
Views: 5483

Re: Is the writing on the wall for OLBG....???

@Jaydubs - I received a few pms about my posting methods ( most from one mod in particular) and thought their reaction was OTT. I tend to think that, usually, my posts are considered, which is why I was honoured with being offered the chance to write blogs on OLBG. Threads locked for apparent duplic...
by The Market Man
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Horse Racing
Topic: Horse Racing Discussion Wednesday 13th September
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: Horse Racing Discussion Wednesday 13th September

4.05 Listowel - The Kerry National Viva Steve won first time out last season at Ayr on soft ground. Listowel is a similar course to Ayr, ground conditions should be fine and he's won first time out after a break the previous two seasons. This might be a prep but the prize money and horse profile sug...