2018 Royal Ascot

katmandu
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:20 am

luvsgeldings wrote:the sad thing about it, QR was actually quite calm as he was heading to the gate - being such a good boy, a gentleman - now when they tried to load him the first time, he hesitated - but he wasn't throwing a fit or anything - then the gate crew really started to manhandle him, like they were in a huge hurry (he was the last to load, and I am sure they wanted to get the show on the road)
The thing about horses; if you have an hour, it will take a minute. If you have a minute, it will take an hour. Always act like you have an hour.
arkle
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:26 pm

stark wrote:With reference to our Kentucky Derby that fills with 20 entries, many are criticized for being no-hopers.....

Geesh, how many no-hopers are there in some of these races, seems like half the field doesn't belong, no?
The really large fields are usually handicaps, so they are all in with a chance.
The race you were likely referring to given the time of your post was won by a 33/1 shot with the 2/1 favorite second. The 3rd through 6th were all 20/1 shots.
I'm not sure how you would determine which half of the field didn't belong.

Some of the 2yo races have pretty large fields, and after the fact you could make a case that some runners didn't belong. But being lightly raced 2yos it can be hard to say before the race.
stark
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:52 pm

arkle wrote:
stark wrote:With reference to our Kentucky Derby that fills with 20 entries, many are criticized for being no-hopers.....

Geesh, how many no-hopers are there in some of these races, seems like half the field doesn't belong, no?
The really large fields are usually handicaps, so they are all in with a chance.
The race you were likely referring to given the time of your post was won by a 33/1 shot with the 2/1 favorite second. The 3rd through 6th were all 20/1 shots.
I'm not sure how you would determine which half of the field didn't belong.

Some of the 2yo races have pretty large fields, and after the fact you could make a case that some runners didn't belong. But being lightly raced 2yos it can be hard to say before the race.
Actually it was just a visual thing, seemed there were a lot of hopelessly beaten horses well out of contention.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:58 pm

‘Angel’ Returns to Exercise
Godolphin’s MG1SW Harry Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) could yet defend his crown in the G1 July Cup at Newmarket on July 14 after making a swift recovery from the injury he suffered at Royal Ascot in the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. The Clive Cox-trained 4-year-old was favoured during the Royal Ascot sprint, but became upset after being loaded into the stalls and lost all chance after completely missing the break when the gates opened. It later transpired Harry Angel had suffered a leg injury, but Cox is delighted to report that he is now back in full work and is not ruling out the possibility of him lining up on the July Course on Saturday week.
More: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/an ... -exercise/
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