Saturday, 23 November 2013



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Taking a closer look

WIN: ROLLING STAR (FR) partner BARRY GERAGHTY for TEAM HENDERSON. Held up off the pace early, effort 2 out drew clear to win. 5-2.

2:25 Betfair Cash Out "Fixed Brush" Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) Cl1 3m CH4 
 2.25 Handicap Hurdle aboard GEVREY CHAMBERTIN (FR) 5 11-7  partner TOM SCUDAMORE for David Pipe at 6-1  just, from UTOPIE DES BORDERS partner  BARRY GERAGHTY for TEAM HENDERSON 14-1.

3.00. Feature Race Haydock Park
3:00 HAYBetfair Chase (Registered As The Lancashire Chase) Grade 1 Cl1 3m1f CH4    
WIN: CUE CARD (GB) 7 11-7 partner JOE TIZZARD . TEAM (Colin) TIZZARD  handler presenter DANNI JONES for Mrs Jean R Bishop  9-1.  Distance 4+ lengths  
RP Rating 185. 
Mattie Batchelor for CH4 Morning Line Preview yesterday, took us to meet up with the Tizzards at their Home Farm in Dorset where all the work is done every day to get these horses prepared for competition in jump races.
 Colin's Son JOE TIZZARD partner CUE CARD  gave us a brilliant display of jumping yesterday afternoon, to win this race in soft testing ground giving us a highly polished performance. The work that has gone on every day in the background over years to bring Cue Card to this peak, is massive, make no mistake about that. PLUS Cue Card looks like he is quite a small horse with the spring of a leopard, and a pounce that devourers the ground  like it isn't there. Light as a feather. Joe's Dad, trainer Colin Tizzard mentioned to
CH4 Nick Luck after this race that there are only two people who ever ride Cue Card.  JOE TIZZARD and CUE CARD are a highly tuned double act. In tune with each other to perform as this yesterday. Confident slick and spot on over these big fences, make no mistake the concentration involved to tackle these big chase fences all part of these jump races. Very different to Flat races and even Hurdle races are nothing in comparison to these Chases where one slight mistake on either part can mean disaster. JMC

CH4 MORNING LINE GUEST yesterday TOM SCUDAMORE gave DYNASTE 7 11-7 a great ride to finish 2nd to CUE CARD for David Pipe at 11-2. With SILVINIACO CONTE and NOEL FEHILY in touch all the way. taking third for trainer Paul Nicholls at 7-2
Ch4 Nick Luck later caught up with Nicky Henderson as well. Brave Team Henderson in defeat, disappointment for both BOBS WORTH- BARRY GERAGHTY, and

LONG RUN -SAM WALEY-COHEN. There can only ever be one winner, no matter how many challengers there are. Hopefully both horses came home safe without injury to fight again another day.
A hot, hot, hot race make no mistake about that.
2.40: Feature Race Ascot
2:40 ASCCoral Hurdle (Registered As The Ascot Hurdle Race) Grade 2 Cl1 2m3f110y CH4
WIN: Annie Power (IRE) 5 10-11 partner Ruby Walsh Team Mullins
RP Rating 168.  8-13f
2nd: Zarkandar (IRE) 6 11-8 partner Daryl Jacob trainer Paul Nicholls for Potensis Limited and Chris Giles RP Rating 171. 15-8.
Zarkandar put up a brave fight in soft dead testing ground giving the winner 11lbs. Setting a strong pace throughout in that dead ground, hoping to win that way. Ruby Walsh  had to ask Annie Power to give her all to get past Zarkander in the closing stages to win.

David Ashforth at the Derby Awards 6.12.10
David Ashforth:
Twice voted journalist of the year
PICTURE: Dan Abraham

Racing Post Saturday November 23rd 2013 Page 16

"Enjoying the little things in this jumping life. "
Pic  INDIA: A Visitor's Guide. Not available at any leading bookshop this Christmas.

Yes, yes, yes now how is it that I couldn't think of that myself ...... No way did that even enter
 my head. But now you mention it  David ...  It's one of those - the answer was there all the time, sort of things. I am wondering what Martin makes of it? I should think he is sick of the sight of India by now anyway. All that traipsing too and fro Martin had to do, a nightmare if ever there was one. And wondering what ever became of ICE AGE ... I dread to think.


"LIFE goes on - but apart from that things aren't too bad. First of all, there have been the competition entries to look at, and there have been some jolly good ones (you might want to skip the next bit and go straight to the end). ( no, no, no certainly not) (Save the best till last, sort of stuff)  (Whoops)  Second of all, there has been the usual reminder that, even on bread-and -butter days, racing has its attractions.


"Take Persian Herald, although no one is very keen to, judging by the absence of bids after his two recent selling hurdle victories. It is very rare to see a horse make the running, drop back to last place, then win, which is what Neil King's modest but gutsy five-year-old did at Fakenham on Tuesday.


"It must have been an unpleasant surprise for Robert McCarthy, who had cruised to the front on Watt Broderick. But a very pleasant one for Trevor Wheelan, who kept pumping away, doubtless with Persian Herald's performance at  Leicester,  the previous day in mind . At Leicester, Persian Herald was also headed and looked beaten, only to rally to succeed.


" Persian Herald operates near the bottom of the pyramid and will probably stay there but, having failed to win in 19 attempts over hurdles and fences, in the space of less than a month he has suddenly won three of his last four races. I expect Whelan has a soft spot for him, and I expect the owners,  The St Gatien Racing For Fun Partnership, do too. I like that sort of thing. (We have noticed that you do,  as well)


"Later the same afternoon, at Lingfield, Sam Twiston-Davies, who has developed into a very accomplished jockey, gave Young Hurricane a lovely ride to win the novice chase.


" Young Hurricane fell on his only previous run over fences and, at Lingfield, after jumping the first two fences well, made a mess of the third and looked in danger of loosing confidence.


"He wasn't brilliant at the fourth, was hesitant at the fifth and jumped big at the next but Twiston-Davies was patient, sympathetic made sure his mount had a clear view of the obstacles, was decisive in presenting Young Hurricane at them, and built his confidence.


"It was enjoyable to watch, which is the point about run-of-the-mill midweek jumping meetings. Often you are not watching great racehorses, although Young Hurricane will surely improve, but humble races can still have intriguing, engaging aspects to them. I like that, too.


"At Wincanton on Thursday  there was the pleasure of watching Joe Knocks win on his first ride under rules, on Massena; the pain of seeing Dave Crosse who doesn't  get many winning opportunities, fall at the last hurdle when he had only to negotiate it to win ob Foxcub; the excitement of Paddy Brennan's survival of a last -fence blunder and subsequent  victory on Highway High.


"Like other sports, the more you get to know the more interesting it becomes.


"We can all enjoy today's Betfair Chase,  which will test my suspicion that Long Run, wonderful horse that he has been, and still only eight years old, will not recapture past glories and that Cue Card's jumping remains a lurking hazard. It can be very good but isn't always good, and there's a stamina question, too. Enough of that. There were lots of entries for the competition for the most amusing  title for a book by a racing figure.


Most were sent to me, although several were for David Ashworth and a couple for David Ashcroft. Surprisingly, there was none for David Ashford. He'll be disappointed although comforted to know that, in a recent racecourse advert, I appeared as Ashford in the next. But I digress. There were a fair number of duds but some crackers, too, and it's been difficult to narrow it down to a shortlist, let alone single out one winner. Thank you all very much. Here's the shortlist.

Mick Easterby A Treatise Regarding Computational Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics in Equines with regard to the influence of Musculoskeletal Structure and Cardiovascular Capacity. Oliver Brady The Quiet Man. Clive Brittain When I was a Tiller Girl.  Martin Dwyer  India: A Visitor's Guide. (Where not to go in India, sort of thing if you value your life that is.) I digress. David Evans Lager than Life. John McCririck John McCririck: My Part in his Downfall. Ryan Moore Careless Talk. Lester Piggott Sorry, I've Already Given. Lester Piggott The Drinks are on Me. Sir Michael Stoute Guide to the Perfect Interview. Forward by Nigel Twiston Davies. Nigel Twiston- Davis How to breed jockeys. John Warren Her Majesty's Favourite Roadside Cafes. Daniel Wildenstein Making Friends. Mark Winstanley ***********. Mahmood Al Zarooni Stable Management My Way. And the winner is ... Jeremy Dore for Martin Dwyer - India: A Visitor's Guide. Well done. Copies of Jamie Reid's Doped and my own Ringers & Rascals will soon be on their way. "

J. Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment (JMC) 

The Japan Cup 24th Nov 2013

Japan Cup (Grade 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 1m4f 

W.P.Mullins (IRE)
Champion Trainer
An away day.
 SIMENON challenges for Ireland TEAM (Willie) MULLENS (IRE)



In yesterday's Racing Post Jonathan Mullins reported: 

" Defiant O'Leary hits back. Gigginstown chief insists no rules have been broken over non-runners and vows to keep making multiple declarations.'Leary_(businessman 

"IRELAND'S champion owner Michael O'Leary has revealed he is willing to take the Turf Club to court if it does not overturn his appeal  against the non-runner penalty dished out by Fairyhouse stewards last week.


"The Ryanair boss, who runs his horses under the Gigginstown House Stud banner, also vowed to continue his policy of making multiple declarations. You would swear we are some bunch of spivs running around organising betting coups, " said O'Leary. "We don't punt our horses, I have no interest in that, this is my hobby and I want to make three things very clear: there's no Turf Club investigation; we've broken no rules; and we're appealing the decision of the Fairyhouse stewards and intend to have it overturned. If we don't get it overturned at the Turf Club we'll go to the High Court. "


MICHAEL O'LEARY is absolutely within his rights to fight for the rights of his racehorses in training.  Taking racehorses entered to run, out of races due to going changes and false racecourse going reports. No trainer or owner wants to be left with a stable yard full of broken down racehorses unable to run anywhere due to injuries sustained racing on unsuitable ground surfaces.

 The problem O'Leary faces is the bloodhorse illiteracy of Turf Club officials and the  bloodhorse illiteracy of High Court Judges. Totally incompetent as to any and all true Equus Zone practices.

O'LEARY will not get a fair hearing from either of these parties. This is an evil and unacceptable situation for O'LEARY to be placed in by the people at both these top tables of power. Global horseracing at present is being run without any true Equus Rules Of Horseracing. Meaning that all horseracing is being run without any racehorses rights and needs taken into consideration at all.

British and  Global horseracing at present is being run without any true Equus Rules of Horseracing at all.  None, either in Britain or anywhere else on the global horseracing stage worldwide. There are no true.  Equus Zone Rules Of Horseracing anywhere in the world at present either at home, or away. This means that all racehorses and all those who work with racehorses every day at the dangerous sharp end are being denied all their human rights and needs.

How are British and  Global jockeys expected to ride within True Equus Rules of Horseracing when there are none? What would happen at Wimbledon Tennis Tournament 2014 if there are to be no true British Global Tennis Rules?


Lord Howard last week in the Racing Post had this to say:

 Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment

 Britain must lead world in Equine welfare - Howard
Racing Post Friday November 15th 2013 p9

"BRITISH RACING has a responsibility to lead the world in terms of equine welfare and drug testing, according to Lord Howard, chairman of the Arena Racing Company and former leader of the Conservative Party, writes Peter Scargill. 
JMC: Yes , but not in the wrong direction, by the wrong people as over the last 6 decades and at present.

"Howard believes the recent doping scandals to hit racing have been bad for British racing but good for the sport as a whole as individual racing jurisdictions have started to come together on the use of anabolic steroids in and out of training.

JMC : Howards sentiments do not ring true here due to the fact he has served a political career himself not a horseracing career. False leads do more harm than good.


 "The comments were made by Lord Howard at the World annual conference in London yesterday.


"He said: "The fact that modern racing started in Britain does, I think, place a special responsibility on our authorities to take a lead in insuring the sport is conducted with full regard for the welfare of the horses that take part.
JMC: Yes, absolutely. But why have the British political and horseracing governments failed to allow top Equus standard Rules in British horseracing? And why are there no True Global Equus Rules in place anywhere in the world this day in 2013?  ? Channel 4 The Morning Line Preview on Saturday, Nick Luck and Mick Fitzgerald took us to Jackdaws Castle the beautiful home of Jonjo O'Neill.  Jonjo one of the greatest horseman this world and all the people in it have ever seen.  They introduced us to Johns Spirit who that same afternoon won the feature race at Cheltenham partnered by Richie McLernon the  2,30 Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase in which 20 runners took part. To Mountain Tunes and to AP (Tony) McCoy Mountain Tunes who won AP's his 4,000 winner. To date.

"The recent incident of substance abuse in Britain, while not in itself give an encouraging sign, was nevertheless followed by a tightening up of regulations in a number of other countries, although not yet in all of them. JMC: A tightening up by whom exactly? The bloodhorse illiterate?


"The decision last month of the International Equestrian Federation and International Federation of Horseracing Authorities to come together to create the International Horse Sports Confederation could, and hopefully will, accelerate the rate of progress.
 JMC: First of all there is a massive backlog of BHA abusive malpractice  that is in urgent need of correction and true understanding. Like three year old allegations against Dwyer and Mulrennan summoned back to India
 By Lewis Porteous 9:52AM 18 NOV 2013 

JOCKEYS Martin Dwyer and Paul Mulrennan will be asked to return to India as Royal Western India Turf Club stewards seek an explanation from the two jockeys regarding an alleged conversation between the pair from more than three years ago.

This needs striking out with immediate effect. Due to the fact that there are no True Global Equus Rules of Horseracing in place at present. As neither have there been any over the last 6 decades. No true Sport can take place on a global scale without The True  Rules applicable to such a Sport.

"The fact that protecting horse welfare and maintaining strong policy are included in the key priorities to which both bodies have signed up provide the basis for at least a degree of optimism. "
JMC: Political and Horseracing governments have caused such sickening devastation to so may other peoples lives to include the horses optimism is hardly the right word here.


For bumping and boring

For taking another competitors ground

For allowing a horse to clip heels

For extravagant whip action stopping other horses

For hitting other competitors

For making moves to stop other horses from winning

For colluding with others to trap a competitor on the rails

For any and all cheating to prevent another competitor from winning

For any and all kinds of dirty, and or careless riding to prevent another competitor from winning

There have been several incidences this Flat Turf Season which steward have ignored

Roger Charlton trained Al Kazeem partner James Doyle Sandown Park

James Doyle dirty careless riding  on AL Kazeem allowed to kept the race.
 No way should Doyle have ever been allowed to keep this race. This race should have been awarded to Paul Hanagan riding for William Haggas.  Al Kazeem should have been disqualified. Al Kazeem did not win on merit. He was allowed to keep this race in error due to  bloodhorse illiterate stewards malpractice.

Camelot partner Joseph O'Brien won the Triple Crown fair and square due to what should have been a Penalty: Disqualification .

Sky Lantern partner Richard Hughes should have won on a Penalty: Disqualification.

Any riding that interferes with any other competitors chances of winning. Either on purpose or by mistake Out, Out, Out  Penalty: Disqualification.

Learning about the Gambling Game that horseracing provides: Following these 2 Trainer Teams all season.

Newbury Saturday November 30th Hennessy Gold Cup 2013 CH4 LIVE
A Handicap Chase over 3m2f+ Plus 22 large chase fences?  top weight 11-12.   bottom weight 10-00.
Highest Racing Post Rating 8 CLOUDY TO 170
Lowest Racing Post Rating  12 OUR FATHER 145
3:00 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase (Handicap) (Grade 3) Cl1 3m2f110y CH4

Newbury card all on one page.

15U-0P Terminal73 610-12W P Mullins55 144 141165

18 F5-176 On His Own33 910-12W P Mullins55 144 143160

20 21372- Vesper Bell218 710-10W P Mullins55 142 129166

10 381-13 Triolo D´Alene28 611-1Nicky Henderson55 147 149166

14 2235-2 Hadrian´s Approach26 611-0Nicky Henderson55 146 153167

THERE is a little photograph on page 2 in today's Racing Post of JEZKI partner AP McCOY  in J P McManus' colours, two finely tuned athletes ready for action. With a strap line that says: "Jezki  reported bang on course to return this weekend. See story page 4. "HARRINGTON has no fears over Jezki stepping up in trip. As reported by Jessica Lamb. This one little photograph shows AP with JEZKI on the bridle, alert, accurately in tune with each other, and with full respect for each other, taking a look over a hurdle. Both fully aware of the job about to be tackled. Notice AP'S length of rein and gentle hands.

JESSICA HARRINGTON (IRE) has no concerns over her Champion Hurdle hope Jezki staying the distance in Sunday's Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse

JP McManus's five-year-old has never run over further than two miles and half a furlong in his 11-race career, but will tackle an extra half-mile in the Grade 1 race in which he is likely to face last years winner Zaidpour.

"Having  begun this season in a Down Royal event for horses in their second season of hurdling, it will be his first test against more established horses, yet he is already no bigger than 8-1 for the Champion Hurdle in March.

12:40 Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m Card
1:10 Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase (Grade 1) 2m4f Card
2:15 Bar One Racing Hatton´s Grace Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m4f Card

Learning how to play the Gambling Game that Horseracing Provides 

On your marks: Preview Saturday's two Feature Races, see above in your own way.

BALDING  back to front C4's Hennessy meeting.

"CLARE BALDING returns to front Channel's 4's coverage of the Hennessy meeting at Newbury having been conspicuous by her absence for the last five Saturdays, writes Graham Green.

"Despite being widely billed as the face of Channel 4 Racing, viewers have not seen Balding in her present role since Qipco Champions Day at Ascot on October 19, and she missed both Cheltenham's Open meeting and Saturday's Betfair  Chase fixture at Haydock Park as the jump season moved into top gear.


"Balding's broadcasting commitments have most recently been augmented by a BT Sport show on which she chatted with Tony McCoy and Sir Ben Ainslie and this Sunday she appears on Desert Island Disks.


"Speaking yesterday, Balding said: I am contracted by Channel 4 to work for 40 days a year and they split them as they see fit, so I wasn't booked last weekend, I am this week-end. Also I have been away on holiday since Champions Day.


"She added: "I am very much looking forward to Saturday. I used to do the Hennessy in the BBC days and Newbury is my local course. My grandmother Priscilla Hastings was chairman there and then president, so for me it is an important day. I used to go as a child. "


The presenter will also be behind the microphone for Channel 4's Christmas highlight, the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.


"Balding is giving nothing away about her choice of eight records were she to find herself stranded on a desert island.


"She said: "I don't know if there will be any surprises, but I feel very proud to have been invited to be on the program. I think Sir Peter O'Sullivan has done it, but I don't think many other racing people have. "                                 


Get set:

Learning how to play the Gambling Game that Horseracing Provides 
Using only the horses from these two teams
Team (Nicky) Henderson (GB)
Team (Willie) Mullins (IRE)



These two amazing jump races run once each year
have stood the test of time with the best Chasers in the World and the best true Horsemen taking part.
The best Jump Trainers in the World preparing each horse in training.
The best Handler-Rider-Minders in the World with each horse every day
The best Jump Jockeys in the World on the day.
Hennessy Gold Cup Chase run over 3m2f.

Team (Willie) Mullins (IRE)
Challenges for the Hennessy with Prince de Beauchene-Ruby Walsh


Team (Nicky) Henderson (GB)
Challenges for the Hennessy with Triolo D'Alene- Barry Geraghty
Challenges for the Hennessy with Hadrian's Approach-Nico de Boinville

Challenges for the Fighting Fifth Hurdle with My Tent or Yours-A P McCoy

Tomorrow's Horse Racing Cards


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