ORGANISE YOUR AFTERNOONS' RACING ACTION WATCH C4 MORNING LINE.
THROUGH THE KEYHOLE THE CLUES ARE THERE.
An interesting and entertaining program providing previews, key current news, review and updates, relevant to this afternoon’s C4 live action from Newmarket and Cheltenham.
TODAYS MEETINGS COVERED BY THE MORNING LINE TEAM ARE:
NEWMARKET Flat (Turf) 7 races £1,147k First race 1.50 - 5.25.
C4 show live 1.50. 2.25 DEWHURST STAKES 7f . 3.00. 3.40 CESAREWITCH 2m 2f.
CHELTENHAM Jumps 7 races £161k First race 2.05 - 5.35.
C4 show live 2.40. 3.15.
TODAY’S C4 TOTESCOOP6
Saturday’s big TV Bet .
TOTE SCOOP6 RACES TODAY ARE
Leg 1. 1.50 NEWMARKET.
Leg 2. 2.40 CHELTENHAM.
Leg 3. 3.00 NEWMARKET CHAMPION STAKES.
Leg 4. 3.15 CHELTENHAM.
Leg 5. 3.25 CATTERICK
Leg 6. 3.40 NEWMARKET CESAREWITCH .
PLAY TODAY TO WIN UP TO £1.25 MILLION
WIN FUND ROLLOVER £99,704
BONUS FUND ROLLOVER £987,901
Totepool rules apply over 18 only. Please bet responsibly.www.gambleaware.co.uk
C4 MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TODAY ARE:
Host, Broadcaster Presenter. Bloodhorse Illiterate
GUEST STAR FRANKIE DETTORI
Bloodhorse Literate. Professional Horseman of the highest calibre. One of the best flat race riders this world has ever seen. But what exactly is the Frankie Factor?
Please read today’s ‘PAUSE FOR THOUGHT’ HEREWITH.
EMMA (M’S) SPENCER
Bloodhorse Literate. Broadcaster, Presenter. This morning M’s is down at the Newmarket Racecourse Stables to introduce us to some of the handlers and runners that have travelled over from France and Ireland to compete today.
TANYA (Tipbits) STEVENSON
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/Presenter. Up to the minute on line betting stats.
Email Tanya: firstname.lastname@example.org Bloodhorse Illiterate.
JOHN (Mac) McCRIRICK THE PUNTERS CHAMPION
Form Specialist/Presenter/Broadcaster/ Up to the minute on line betting stats. Mac brings us news from the daily papers. And shows why he has earned the title of the ‘PUNTERS CHAMPION’ Bloodhorse Illiterate.
JOHN (The Greatest Jockey) FRANCOME
Bloodhorse Literate. Form Specialist/Presenter/Broadcaster. Retired Jump Jockey Professional Horseman of the highest calibre. Author, Journalist.
JIM (Gentleman Jim) McGRATH
Form Specialist/Presenter/Broadcaster /Journalist. Bloodhorse Illiterate
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
LAST SATURDAY’S PREVIEW TOOK A LOOK AT REDFORD’S CHANCES
FOR A POSSIBLE *THIRD WIN RUNNING IN THE 3.05 AT ASCOT
*REDFORD aiming to win an almighty treble this afternoon at Ascot in the 3.05 Models 1 Bengough Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) Winner £34,062 over 6f . 19 run. Tanya reports on betting patterns 100/30. 3/1. 11/4 am. Can REDFORD with new partner RICHARD HUGHES win again this afternoon for Dandy Nicholls and Team, and owner Dr Marwan Koukash? NO.
THE FRANKIE FACTOR WAS MISSING LAST SATURDAY WHEN RICHARD HUGHES TOOK THE RIDE TO PARTNER REDFORD AT ASCOT. REPLACING FRANKIE FOR WHATEVER REASON. FRANKIE WHO HAD PARTNERED REDFORD TO WIN HIS LAST TWO RACES, INCLUDING THE AYR GOLD CUP. *REDFORD A SPRINTER.
We will never know for sure now of course. But the key question mark over issues as this one highlights: ‘ If Frankie Dettori had been able to take the ride to partner REDFORD at Ascot (09.10.2010) this day as well, would REDFORD have won for Frankie a third race on the trot?
This further question brings us to consider the part played by a rider/jockey in any race. REDFORD a sprinter, perhaps sprinters more than any other distance horses, need a partner absolutely in tune with their every move, if they are to be allowed to succeed and win. There is a world of difference in the way that Frankie Dettori partners a horse, to the way that Richard Hughes partners a horse.
EG: STRICTLY COME DANCING, (also found in ballet dancing) the best to compare partners. All sorts of dancing partnerships we see in this competition. The best show fast how in tune they are with each other. Same with horses, both competing, and in all the prep work done behind the scenes within each Trainers Team. The skill of each and every handler/rider who carry out all the prep work to include the riding tutorials with each horse, each day, determines the future that each colt or filly will be likely to have the chance to achieve. John Francome pointed out live on this morning’s ‘Morning Line’: “If horses won’t settle, they are no good.”
What John does not tell us this morning however, what are the causes, the reasons that make horses become so unsettled.
We have a very recent example of a horse showing us on the racecourse how unsettled and nervous and difficult to ride he has become, CASELA PARK partner JASON BEHAN competing at Newcastle in August.
Resulting in the BHA ‘Bloodhorse Illiterate’ stewards/panel/QC condemning Eamon Tyrrell and Jason Behan unjustly, giving both three year warning off ban.
BHA ‘Bloodhorse Illiteracy’ has taken this whole incident completely out of perspective and out of context, and in doing so have condemned Tyrrell and Behan for being ‘Bloodhorse Literate.’
Tyrrell and Behan however are both ‘Legally Illiterate’ they went into the BHA trial with no
Legal Team, due to the huge financial costs involved in taking that route. Whereas the BHA were armed to the teeth with every Legal advantage point possible. Result unfair trial. No unfair trial can ever be allowed to stand.
The Burnham Report (JC) (BHB) (BHA) not so long ago advised that trainers should employ superstore shelf stackers to come in to handle and ride out thoroughbred racehorses in training belonging to owners. To work part time and to be paid at the minimum wage. Is this how CASELA PARK was originally treated when he started out in training?
Did CASELA PARK have a superstore shelf stacker paid at the minimum wage to handle and ride him out every day as a yearling, and as a two years old?
We notice that several professional footballers upon retirement, take up racehorse training. Mick Channon immediately springs to mind. IN football each team member is paid a high wage and has to be a talented footballer if chosen to play for a team.