Saturday, 13 November 2010
THE MORNING LINE LIVE FROM THE PADDY POWER OPEN JUMP MEETING HOSTED BY CHELTENHAM
CHELTENHAM HOST THEIR THREE DAY TURF ‘PADDY POWER OPEN JUMP MEETING’, WHICH STARTED YESTERDAY AND CONTINUES ON TODAY AND TOMORROW SUNDAY.
THROUGH THE JUMP RACING 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 CHELTENHAM (Turf), AND WETHERBY (Turf)
TODAYS JUMP MEETINGS COVERED BY THE MORNING LINE TEAM ARE:
CHELTENHAM (Turf) 6 races £275k First race 12.50 – 3.40.
C4 show live :
1.55 Handicap Chase 3m 3f
2.35 Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase 2m 4f+ Winner £85,515 .
3.10 Handicap Hurdle 3m+
3.40.Novice Handicap Hurdle 2m +
WETHERBY (Turf) 7 races £38k First race 12.45 – 3.55
C4 show live:
2.55 Handicap Hurdle 2m+ and
3.25 Handicap Chase 3m1f.
TODAY’S C4 TOTESCOOP6
Saturday’s big TV Bet .
Win Fund: £198257; Place Fund: £646; Bonus Fund: £84967
TOTE SCOOP6 RACES TODAY ARE:
Leg 1 1.55 CHELTENHAM
Leg 2 2.35 CHELTENHAM
Leg 3 2.55 WETHERBY
Leg 4 3.10 CHELTENHAM
Leg 5 3.25 WETHERBY
Leg 6 3.40 CHELTENHAM
C4 MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TODAY ARE:
NICK (Lord Snooty) LUCK
HOST presenter, specialist broadcaster. Bloodhorse illiterate.
GUEST STAR, RETIRED JUMP JOCKEY MICK FITZGERALD WORLD CLASS PROFESSIONAL
HORSEMAN OF THE HIGHEST CALIBRE. BLOODHORSE LITERATE.
Mick throughout his life time has made a most generous contribution to the world
of horseracing that will never be forgotten.
JIM (Gentleman Jim) McGRATH
Form specialist, presenter, broadcaster. Bloodhorse illiterate. One of the very best brains across the board in horseracing world wide.
In tomorrows RACING POST, JIM McGRATH on why he resigned from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Jim’s frustration over the lack of objections to the Champion’s day plans.
His fears for the potential damage the fixture changes will have on British racing.
Don’t miss Jim’s strong words from one of racing’s most respected voices.
PHIL BILL, A man of the turf: (Jim McGrath's mentor) The story of a happy life.
THE FOUNDER OF TIMEFORM. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2001/nov/18/horseracing.comment
Phil Bull: The Biography by Howard Wright. The first blog' of the man who made a fortune out of betting on horses, and was also a successful breeder and owner.
Howard Wright senior journalist for The Racing Post, the best horseracing daily in the world.
TANYA (Tipbits) STEVENSON
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/ Up to the minute on line betting stats. Bloodhorse Illiterate.
Email Tanya: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya asks viewers of the Morning Line to respond in giving their opinions on last Wednesdays Bangor meeting incident occuring in the 3.40 race there. Please see 'Pause for Thought' herewith.
TOM (Toms Tips) LEE
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/ Up to the minute on line betting stats. Bloodhorse Illiterate. Email Tom: email@example.com
JOHN (Greatest Jockey) FRANCOME
Bloodhorse Literate. Retired Professional Jump Jockey. horseman of the highest calibre.
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
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
TANYA this morning asks viewers to email in giving their opinions on the unfortunate incident that happened at Bangor last Wednesday (10.11.2010) in the 3.40 Castle Construction Bangor Conditional Jockeys'
Handicap Hurdle Class 4 over 2m1f. 8 ran. In regard to the running and riding of JEANRY partnered by C.D TIMMONS (3) for owner trainer A J Whitehead. (caught out on the line and placed second.)
CHRIS TIMMONS (3) in what appeared to look to be throwing away certain victory, being caught from behind by the stalking tactics, creeping quietly ever closer MONSIEUR partner MATT GRIFFITHS (3) this stealth won him this race. TIMMONS said: “I hold my hands up, it was completely my fault and JEANRY should have won. I thought I was clear.”
(A conditional jump jockey is a rider with the L plates up. (a learner jockey)
Taking jockeys' for granted .... there is nothing easy in learning to ride properly at this level,
80 per cent of all the people who try it, never succeed. There is nothing easy in riding in a race, any race. It could be said that you never stop learning about horses, and race riding.
Every now and again issues as this one occur, no jockey has eyes in the back of his head for starters. The old message given to jockeys especially the young and inexperienced ones, 'Never Look Round'.
CHRIS TIMMONS will be feeling shattered by the unpleasant predicament that he now finds himself in. But no one died, no horses died, no horses were badly injured, and TIMMONS and JEANRY live to fight again another day. A lesson learned the hard way along a severe path of life the dictate of a ‘Bloodhorse Illiterate British horseracing authority who dished him out as punishment, a 28 day ban.
Punters need to be aware, cautious of riders with the L plates up.
The question now that the (BHA) British Horseracing Authority Regulation and Disciplinary parties need to answer is: “Are they acting in a fair and reasonable way toward a conditional rider over an incident as this?” This was not all due to Timmons awareness consentration error, the tactical and careful excellence of MATT GRIFFITHS (3) partnering MONSIEUR , who in biding his time succeeded to win this race .....
A bit like the tale of the hare and the tortoise.
Should any conditional, or apprentice rider be treated with such SCORN AND CONTEMPT by BHA regulation parties who are ‘Bloodhorse Illiterate’? The answer has to be NO.
Punters need to be cautious in placing such bets, in races as these. Sometimes best to leave your money on the mantlepiece, for another day.
SOME ACHIEVEMENT A NEW AND BRILLIANT JUMPING TRACK IDEA, GROWN AND BUILT ORGANICALLY BY THE CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE: BEAUTIFUL NATURAL HEDGES AND BANKS FABULOUS. HAS ALAN TITCHMARCH SEEN THIS YET?
THIS TRACK WAS USED YESTERDAY, 3PM The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase Class 2.
32 fences needed jumping, over 3m 7f Cross Country, 11 ran.
Winner LACDOUDAL 11-10-10 partner RICHARD JOHNSON 9/2 by a neck from
Second GARDE CHAMPETRE 11-11-8 partner NINA CARBERRY 6/5f.
CHELTENHAM GIFT COLLECTION, WITH CHRISTMAS 2010 JUST AROUND THE CORNER GO TO: http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/racing/merchandise/index.html
Cheltenham have great souvenirs, clothing and gifts all make super Xmas gifts.