Across the pond

Re: Across the pond

Postby Diver52 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:07 am

It's been brutally hot in London the last few days. Hope it cools off for Ascot; those horses aren't used to exertion when it's 90F and humid. :(
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Re: Across the pond

Postby peeptoad » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:17 am

Not used to seeing Pletcher in a top hat. Human social customs are weird...
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Re: Across the pond

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:26 am

It's 90 degrees at Ascot...bad news for all those poor men encased in tuxes and top hats. Might be hard on some horses, as well.
Really bad news for most of the Wesley Ward horses...Frankie Dettori, who was to ride Lady Aurelia and a bunch of other WW runners, suffered some sort of injury a few days ago and will not ride at all at Ascot. :shock:
Johnnie V. picks up many of Frankie's rides. While IMO he's a fine rider, he is not as familiar with Ascot's racecourse and how to ride it.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby peeptoad » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:38 am

Ribchester won the opener as expected. My boss came in with a work issue right before the gates opened so I missed the race (the only one I was planning on watching during work hours, stark!) ;) . I know he's not a fan of that... ha ha.


Who was 2nd?
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Tessablue » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:52 am

peeptoad wrote:Ribchester won the opener as expected. My boss came in with a work issue right before the gates opened so I missed the race (the only one I was planning on watching during work hours, stark!) ;) . I know he's not a fan of that... ha ha.


Who was 2nd?
Mutakayyef followed by Deauville, both Americans waaaaay back.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby WaquoitNBroadBrush » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:25 am

Wesley Ward's entry in the 2yo race that followed popped and stopped. Hard to imagine the Americans blaming the weather, since it must feel an awful lot like Saratoga in August there, but the USA is off to a woeful start. Then again, the winner and second-place horse (especially) in that last race had a lot of heads being scratched.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby barbaro111 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:46 am

Lady Aurelia---brilliant---made my day
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Re: Across the pond

Postby barbaro111 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:46 am

Lady Aurelia---brilliant---made my day
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Re: Across the pond

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:47 am

OMG...Lady Aurelia just walloped that field!
She is amazing!
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Tessablue » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:49 am

She looked like the winner right from the break. Fantastic effort!
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