Friday, 16 December 2011

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ASCOT  2.30 LOUGH DERG LONG WALK HURDLE (Grade 1) (Class 1)

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE THE CLUES ARE THERE, AN INTERESTING AND

ENTERTAINING PROGRAM GUIDE WITH PREVIEWS, REVIEWS, KEY

CURRENT NEWS, UPDATES, ALL RELEVENT TO THIS AFTERNOONS C4 LIVE

ACTION FROM THESE TWO TRACKS .


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RODNEY MASTERS TODAY'S BIG TALKING POINT
"ON a new test for the emperor of staying hurdlers at Ascot today.
"BIG BUCK'S rivals have right angle in bid to usurp king ......
"WHILE it is no more than a straw for punters to clutch while they mull over whether to take on the likely 1-4 BIG BUCK'S at Ascot, it is a statistical straw to chew on nevertheless. Today is when we will find out if the emperor of staying hurdlers has an Achilles heel.
"His career has embraced 33 races. For the 34th he will step on to a right-handed course for the first time in an attempt to stretch an unbeaten sequence to 14 in a Long Walk Hurdle which has been renamed in honour of LOUGH DERG, who has been recently retired after on more than one occasion being humbled by BIG BUCK'S.

"All thought can be confidently dismissed that connections of the three-time World Hurdle winner have deliberately ducked the right-handed option. He would most certainly have contested the two most recent runnings of this corresponding race at Ascot but the weather intervened necessitating a reschedule to Newbury. Of course, BIG BUCK'S won them, and he beat the David Pipe-trained LOUGH DERG on both occasions.
"All credit to Pipe for consistently putting up the chief opponent to the champion over the years of his domination.
"On five occasions the front-running LOUGH DERG tried so honourably, only to find the champion come lobbing by between the final two flights.
"Then Pipe's GRANDS CRUS went into the ring last spring.
"Throughout the reign of BIG BUCK'S no rival has finished any closer than the length and three-quarters that separated them in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Although by Aintree that margin had grown to five lengths - and GRANDS CRUS was sent chasing.
"Undeterred, Pipe fields another today. DYNASTE, like GRANDS CRUS a grey, impressed many with the sheer power of his dominance in Haydock's Grade 3 fixed brush handicap, a race Pipe had won the previous season with GRANDS CRUS. If there is any sign of that Achilles heel, this may be the day for Pipe.
"We know for definite it will not be Pipe's day in the Ladbroke Hurdle, the £150,000 handicap that his and Nicky Henderson's stable have dominated.  Between them they have won six of the seven most recent runnings. Pipe is without a runner today, while Henderson is represented by GIBB RIVER and RAJDHANI EXPRESS.
 
"However it is the booking of TONY McCOY for the Edward O'Grady-trained, non - JP McManus-owned SAILORS WARN that catches the eye."
C4 ASCOT  LIVE FEATURE RACE
2.30. LOUGH DERG Long Walk Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1) for 4yo+ over 3m1f winner £42,202.50

RESULT WIN: BIG BUCK'S (FR) 8 11-7 partner RUBY WALSH handler presenter ROSE trainer Paul Nicholls, TEAM NICHOLLS FOR THE STEWART FAMILY  from FIVE DREAM 66-1 What a result, what a horse BIG BUCK'S certainly does perform as Rodney Masters portrays as above ....    "On five occasions the front-running LOUGH DERG tried so honourably, only to find the champion BIG BUCKS come lobbing by between the final two flights.
C4 ASCOT  LIVE 
1.55. Shawbrook Bank Graduation Chase (Class 2)  for 4yo's+ over 2m5f  winner £15,640
WIN: AERIAL (FR)  5 11-7 partner RUBY WALSH handler presenter? trainer Paul Nicholls forTony Hayward and Barry Fulton 2-1 easy 8l+ from GIORGIO QUERCUS

FEATURE RACE
2.30. LOUGH DERG Long Walk Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1) for 4yo+ over 3m1f  winner £42,202.50
WIN: BIG BUCK'S (FR) 8 11-7 partner RUBY WALSH handler presenter ROSE trainer Paul Nicholls for The Stewart Family 20l  3.10f from FIVE DREAM 66-1

3.05 GL Events Owen Brown Silver Cup  Handicap Chase (Listed Race)
(Class 1) for 4yo's+ over 3m winner £22, 508
WIN: THE MINACK (IRE) 7 11-1 partner RUBY WALSH handler presenter? trainer Paul Nicholls for CG Roach 11-4f from VINO GRIEGO 16-1


3.35 The Ladbroke (Handicap Hurdle)  (Listed Race) (Class 1) for 4yo's up over 2m
winner £84,405
WIN: RAYA STAR (IRE) 5 10-1 partner WAYNE HUTCHINSON handler presenter? trainer Alan King for Simon Munir 12-1

C4 HAYDOCK PARK LIVE  
2. 10 Maxllead Metals Supports Alder Hey Imagine Appeal Handicap Hurdle  (Class 2)  for 3yo's+ over 2m4f winner £12,996
WIN: SAFRAN DE COTTE (FR) 5 10-1 partner JAKE GREENALL (5) handler presenter?trainer Henry Daly for Mrs A Timpson 13-2 from ACROSS THE BAY 13-2 


2.45 Maxllead Metals Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase (Class 2) for 4yo+ over 3m
winner £19,494
WIN: CANNINGTON BROOK (IRE) 7 10-9 partner TOM O'BRIEN handler presenter? trainer Colin Tizzard for Mrs Sara Biggins and Mrs Celia Dijvanovic 3-1 from OUR IRELAND.

RP TOM SEGAL PRICEWISE  The Punters Champion had this to say about  CANNINGTON BROOK this morning, "Too good at the weights. Has long threatened to deliver more than he has achieved, but he has been highly tried by Colin Tizzard and has been held back by some sloppy jumping errors. However, he has still shown a level of form that makes him look a fairly handicapped horse off his current mark and it is interesting to note that he has had a few sessions with jumping guru YOGI BREISNER. If his jumping improves from going back to school there is every reason to expect improvement and he is  one that will relish the ground. On his seasonal reappearance, when probably in need of the run, CANNINGTON BROOK was far from disgraced in what was a decent race at Chepstow and, with that run under his belt, I expect him to go close."



TOTESCOOP6 RACES THIS AFTERNOON ARE:

HELFULL TOTE RACECARDS

SCOOP6 BONUS - Last week's four winners will attempt to win the £1 million bonus TODAY
10.00am INSPECTION HAYDOCK PARK GOES AHEAD TODAY

TOTE SCOOP6 RACES TODAY
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/meeting_of_cards.sd?r_date=2011-12-17&type=S6

Leg 1. 1.50 Lingfield Park
Leg 2. 1.55 Ascot
Leg 3. 2.20 Lingfield Park
Leg 4. 2.55 Lingfield Park
Leg 5. 3.05 Ascot
Leg 6. 3.35 Ascot

Last Saturday’s Scoop6 results 10th December 2011
Scoop6 Win Fund Total £103,445
Scoop6 Place Fund Total £59,111
Scoop6 Bonus Fund Total £44,333

C4 THE MORNING LINE TEAM TODAY

NICK (Lord Snooty ) LUCK. HOST BROADCASTER
Nick, the power packed presenter who brings everything together.
Hope you Nick, Dad Luck, Mum Luck, Baby Luck have a wondeful Christmas to remember always.
 
YES, YES  YES .... Nick comes up trumps yet again introducing us to this Saturday's Morning Line Guest Star Paul Scotney British Horseracing Authority (BHA)  

GUEST STAR PAUL SCOTNEY  Bloodhorse Illiterate how ever has Nick managed to persuade Paul to come out of the BHA'S closet?
http://www.britishhorseracing.com/inside_horseracing/integrity/paul-scotney-speech.asp 
http://twitter.om/nickluc


GUEST STAR CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS BACK IN THE SADDLE. BLOODHORSE LITERATE
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-2063752/Jockey-Christian-Williams-brink-second-comeback.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYyWPvPvGJ0 

RP Jon Lees Reports  November 14th  2010 2:56
"It all happened very quick," Williams said. "I looked across at the arm and I could see it was facing the wrong direction. I tried to forget about it."

"CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS faces further surgery on his left arm on Monday as a result of the fractures he suffered to both arms in a fall at Cheltenham on Saturday.
"The jump jockey was in theatre for five hours on Saturday night after his mount BESHABAR was brought down at the second-last fence of the 3m novice chase. Williams, who was taken to Cheltenham General Hospital, suffered a compound fracture in two places on his left arm and a small fracture in the right arm, injuries that are likely to keep him out of action for some time.
"The jockey was interviewed from his hospital bed on Channel 4 Racing on Sunday but did not know when he would be fit to return to the saddle.

"His injuries included a snapped humerus and tendon. "They said I was very, very lucky as it was the only tendon in the arm which was immaterial. You don't really need it. They stitched that up anyway, but they couldn't stitch the [left] arm up because it was so swollen so it was all left open. I go back into theatre tomorrow."
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/cheltenham-open-christian-williams-breaks-both-arms-in-cheltenham-fall/789255/

JOHN (Mac) McCRIRICK The Punters Champion BLOODHORSE ILLITERATE
Mac brings us key news from the Racing Post and daily papers. Speaking up about
the Bloodhorse Illiterate Whip Review. Mac says what a relief it is that the unsightly spectacle of horses being whipped in races has stopped in the main.
JMC Turfcall "We are all still waiting for the BHA'S Bloodhorse Literate Whip Review to date. It must be very difficult for all licenced jockeys' worldwide to be regulated by bloodhorse illiterate regulators, to say nothing about the horses, and all the young ones just starting out hoping to achieve bloodhorse literacy themselves, to be so badly misunderstood."
http://www.celebrityappearance.co.uk/sport/john-mccririck/


TOM LEE  The Punters Champion  Out on the track at Ascot this morning bringing us
Betting Bulletin's, latest stats, market movers, introducing us to Clerk of the Course Chris Stickles getting the latest news on  turf conditions. Setting the scene for this afternoons action. email Lee racing@channel4.com

http://tips.betting-directory.com/

JOHN (Greatest Jockey) FRANCOME BLOODHORSE LITERATE
"A lifetimes experience to date, shared with the greatest professional horsemen and the greatest racehorses.”
JMC Turfcall  A shining light on the bloodhorse literacy front that so desperately needs to be recognised properly by the powers that be and the public world wide. "
John has his Christmas jersey on already; will he be heading off to Waitrose to get some good food in for Christmas, perhaps he will be getting some ideas from Delia Smith.
ALICE (Saucy Minx) PLUNKETT BLOODHORSE LITERATE
What is it like being a woman in such a male dominated sport?
"I think in racing for show it’s a very male dominated sport but I think that I was lucky that I had such great support from the trainers that I worked for and actually if you have a lot of success of a woman you get an advantage because you stand out from the crowd.
"I think that in eventing its one of the few sports where men and women compete on level terms and women are incredibly successful within the sport. If you look back through the years, the likes of Ginny Elliot and Lucinda Green are real good representations of the sport and at the moment, Mary King who has 2 kids herself and got the silver medal at the European Championships in her mid forties! So women have a great history within the sport and are very successful."
 

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

PAUL STRUTHERS: Leaves BHA after almost 11 years at BHB/BHA
By Andrew Scutts 6:40PM 18 NOV 2011

The BHA has revealed that its head of communications, Paul Struthers, left the organisation on Friday.

Struthers has worked for the governing and regulatory bodies of horseracing for almost 11 years. He joined the then BHB in 2001 and has worked across a variety of marketing, PR and media roles for the BHB, the Jockey Club and the BHA. He assumed his head of communications role in February 2010.


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