Saturday, 6 November 2010
C4 THE MORNING LINE FLAT RACE JOCKEY'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE 2010 FLAT RACING SEASON AT DONCASTER (Turf)
WITH THE BATTLE FOR THE FLAT RACE JOCKEY’S TITLE STILL IN CONTENTION.
THIS MORNING’S SCORES ARE PAUL HANAGAN 191 and RICHARD HUGHES 189
With Richard declaring over the phone on this mornings C4 Morning Line
“I am not made for this.”WOW, both riders challenge and tough it out to the very last minute, giving their all, fantastic. Too much really, too hard on both riders.
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 DONCASTER (Turf Flat), WINCANTON (Turf Jumps) AND DOWN ROYAL (Turf Jumps)
TODAYS MEETINGS COVERED BY THE MORNING LINE TEAM ARE:
DONCASTER Flat (Turf) 8 races £252k First race 12.15 – 4.10.
C4 show live 2.00. 2.35. 3.10 and 3.40.( 3.10 November Handicap)
WINCANTON JUMP’S (Turf) 7 races £204k First race 12.35 – 3.55
C4 show 2.10. 2.45 and 3.20.
DOWN ROYAL Jumps (Turf) 7 races e264k First race 12.55 – 4.00 sis & ATR
C4 show live: 2.25 Jnwine.com Champion Chase (Grade 1) Winner e84,000 3m
KAUTO STAR & RUBY WALSH CHALLENGE FOR THIS RACE.
TODAY’S C4 TOTESCOOP6
Saturday’s big TV Bet .
Win Fund: £101198; Place Fund: £2061; Bonus Fund: £43371
TOTE SCOOP6 RACES TODAY ARE:
Leg 1 2.00 DONCASTER.
Leg 2 2.10 WINCANTON .
Leg 3 2.35 DONCASTER
Leg 4 3.10 DONCASTER November Handicap
Leg 5 3.20 WINCANTON
Leg 6 3.40 DONCASTER
C4 MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TODAY ARE:
LESLEY (Posh Bird) GRAHAM
HOSTESS presenter, specialist broadcaster. Bloodhorse illiterate.
GUEST STAR SILVESTER DE SOUSA. FLAT JOCKEY (NATIONALITY BRAZILIAN)
Bloodhorse Literate. Freelance, weight 7.12. Highlight of career, winning listed 2 year old trophy at Redcar . Number of wins to rides last three years: 250 per year, Rides in India for winter. No matter what language barrier Silvester has to cope with relating to people, the horses he handles and rides so well, speak the same language the world over.
PHONE CALL WITH PAUL HANAGAN CHALLENGING FOR THE TITLE
PHONE CALL WITH RICHARD HUGHES CHALLENGING FOR THE TITLE.
PHONE CALL WITH BARRY (Bismark ) DENNIS
Bookmaker, form specialist. Barry’s Saturday Bismark is a horse that he believes will not win today. Bloodhorse Illiterate
PHONE CALL WITH PAUL NICHOLLS
Bloodhorse Literate. Paul reports that KAUTO STAR’S journey over to DOWN ROYAL EIRE this week went fine, that KAUTO is ready for his race at 2.25 this afternoon. Can he resume his winning ways for yet another year? No Chase is easy to win, there are so many unseen hazards awaiting one never knows what, where or when.
JIM (Gentleman Jim) McGRATH
Form specialist, presenter, broadcaster. Bloodhorse illiterate
SEE TURFCALL’S PAUSE FOR THOUGHT THIS MORNING .
TOM (SP) LEE
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/ Up to the minute on line betting stats. Bloodhorse Illiterate.
Email Tom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialist, presenter, commentator broadcaster. Bloodhorse illiterate
REVIEW OF LAST SATURDAYS (30.10.2010) RACING.
THREE SMART CHASERS CAME OUT OF LAST SATURDAY’S ASCOT AND
WETHERBY JUMP MEETINGS.
WETHERBY 3.25 CHARLIE HALL CHASE 3m1f WINNER £57,010.00
WIN: NACARAT 9-11.00 partner SAM THOMAS handler presenter MOHAMMED ZAHID trainer Tom George for Simon W Clarke. 6/1. Winning distance 4 lengths. Had the ground he needed here. His problem shoulders have been treated successfully to date.
ASCOT 3.40 UNITED HOUSE GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE (Listed race) Class 1. 3m
WIN: MASSINI’S MAGUIRE 9-11-3 partner TOM SCUDAMORE trainer David Pipe for Alan Paterson 8/1. Winning distance one and a half lengths. Can this horse win the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury next time?
SECOND: TAKE THE BREEZE 7-11-3 partner HARRY SKELTON trainer Paul Nicholls for Mr and Mrs G Calder. 11/2
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT:
JIM McGRATH, a highly respected and lifelong major contributor to the world of horseracing, handed in his resignation this week to the British Horseracing Authority where he has worked as an independent director on their board since 2005.
McGrath a key member of the Channel 4 Morning Line and the C4 live horseracing team, one of the best brain’s right across the board in the complex and often badly misunderstood world of horseracing, slammed Racing For Change seeing no merit in the alterations to the calendar advanced by them, and accepted by the industry.
The BHA departments listed below need urgent overhaul and correction, but under Paul Roy the present Chairman of the BHA and Nick Coward his side kick, nothing at all has been done about any of them to date, it seems unlikely that Roy and Coward are even aware that anything needs to be done, this is the scary part.
BHA Legal authority needs to be fair to all, horsemen included, not excluded. Horses included, not excluded.
BHA Licensing of racecourses
BHA Licensing authority supposedly to uphold standards?
BHA Rules of Racing to include the horses
BHA Passport department to include the horses
Weatherbys to include the horses
Who exactly are all these people who have accepted RFC input?
How about all those who work at the dangerous sharp end of horseracing each and every day, all those who do actually take all the risks? When are the BHA going to start to consider their needs ? Their career structures?