Saturday, 7 December 2013

SACRED SUNDAY DECEMBER 8th 2013. REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S HORSERACING ACTION BROUGHT TO US LIVE BY CH4 FROM SANDOWN PARK AND AINTREE JUMPS TURF.

 

 
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8th RACING POST 2013
WEEK MONDAY DECEMBER 2nd TO SUNDAY DECEMBER 8th
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PREVIEW TODAY'S EQUUS CARDS 
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EQUUS BIG RACE ENTRIES
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REVIEW YESTERDAY'S FEATURE RACES
AINTREE
Yesterday's outstanding performance should go to Team (Paul) Nicholls who achieved
a  total of 5 winners.
AIN
 PLUS Moore, Moore, Moore Magic from Team (Gary) Moore this time, Ch4 Morning Line Equus Guest superstar Jamie Moore  (Brother to Ryan and Josh) who rode a great race partnering his Dad's Sire De Grugy who won the Tingle Creek with ease. 7-4jf.  Owned by Preston family and friends. What a great credit to Mum Jayne and Dad Gary Moore to have brought up these three smart riders. Jamie told us his brother Josh is a foot taller than he is.
SANDOWN PARK
3:00
SAN
 

 SHA TIN (HK) ATR
GOING: Turf: Good to Firm.
6:00 am LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 1m4f Card Betting
6:40 amLONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 6f Card Betting
7:50 amLONGINES Hong Kong Mile (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 1m Card Betting
8:30 amLONGINES Hong Kong Cup (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 1m2f Card Betting
 
 
 PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

David Ashforth at the Derby Awards 6.12.10
 
David Ashforth:
(writer media zone)

Twice voted journalist of the year
PICTURE: Dan Abraham

Racing Post Saturday December 7th Page 20.
MUSINGS FROM A RETIRED RACING ENTHUSIAST 
 
"Nightmare as Newbury gets knickers in a twist. "
Pic Fur coat and no knickers? You're barred!
 
You're barred ! That's the attitude isn't it, the old fuddy duddy's attempt to spoil the party for beautiful young girl's with fabulous legs.
 
What with David Cameron attempting to take over all our spare bedrooms, and Newbury racecourse getting their knickers in a twist over what sort of knickers we should all be wearing when we go racing. One could be forgiven for wondering what sort of a world this is we are all attempting to live in. The BHA refusing to have anything to do with  true bloodhorse literate horseracing equus zone rules. Attempting to run British horseracing without the horses. BHA have got away with running British horseracing without consideration to the horses or to their daily handler riders for so long, they assume they can continue on abusing both just the same over the next hundred years.
 
Perhaps what is needed, is a 3 mile steeplechase to be run at Newbury open only for  riders (passengers) who sit on the BHA disciplinary panel, plus all those who make up the BHA Licensing Committee, the chairman and his side kick, each and every one of them. Shush them all out of their cosy warm closet, take all their names and addresses, and book a couple of wards at Newbury hospital. To get all  BHA personel  to show us how a jockey should ride these steeplechasers by example. Leg them all up in the paddock, lead them out to the track and let them go. That should shock  and frighten them into understanding the stark reality of their foolish ways.  And get rid of the lot of them fast, out of the way for good. 
 
 
We could ask Nicky Henderson (GB) and Willie Mullins (IRE) to provide the horses ....

On second thoughts it might be best to ask Paddy Power and his Mum if we can borrow those quiet horses they use in their advert. Those ones who are half starved and can hardly manage to walk, leave alone trot. Or jump those big fences 
Wondering how Paddy and his Mum are getting on with their horses  Slade Power and Sole Power in Hong Kong?  ( 6.40am ATR)  
6:40 amLONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 6f
I digress sorry.

Then we can sort out a true  Bloodhorse Literate Equus Zone Replacement Team. And make a start towards working out together with all the other countries the Bloodhorse Literate Rules for Global Horseracing.
 
"Sorry if there are some spelling mistakes. It's difficult to type with your fingers bandaged up. On Monday, I pushed a note the postman had left for a neighbour through her letterbox and a cat jumped up and savaged my fingers. I don't know what the cat's called but I call it Ewebastard.  It's OK the cat won't mind about your spelling.
 
Those sharp letter boxes are made by British government to ensure Postmen 'hurry up' when delivering the Royal Mail.
 
"While on the subject of post, will the man who keeps sending David Ashford  (Ashforth)invitations to join a "free horseracing system worth £147" by paying "the sum of £27 immediately and the same sum thereafter each month" please stop, despite his kind message hoping that "you and your family are doing well" .  David warns us to be ware of scammers like this.
 
"The next night,  perhaps because of the strange incident with the cat, I had a curious dream. I was walking towards the entrance to Newbury racecourse or, as it is now, The Racecourse Newbury, when I saw a queue in front of me and a big sign reading Show Us Your Knickers. A bit odd, I thought.
 
"Anyway, it turned out that, under a new dress code, ladies wishing to enter the Premier Enclosure were required to wear knickers.
 
"Female staff were on hand to establish that those aspiring to premier status were, indeed knickered, . Although one lady took umbrage and protested, "I haven't worn knickers for years and it's never been a problem before. Well, apart from that one incident, and he was arrested" .
 
"A higher-up official was called, who explained that they had asked their regular customers if people should be allowed into the Premier Enclosure without knickers and a clear majority felt they should not.
 
"It's fine for the Grandstand, "said the official. "There's probably lots of women not wearing them in there but I'm afraid I can't let you into this enclosure without knickers. Sorry.
 
"It's  a question of standards . Next, please, Madam, if you'd just show this lady your knickers. Thank you, lovely, in you go. "  The official pointed the protesting lady towards a table covered with knickers  and invited  her to buy a pair . He called them "passport knickers" .
 
"Next to the table was a long rack with a line of coat hanger's bearing a collection of trousers. There were red trousers, yellow trousers and corduroy trousers.
 
"One  of the gatemen turned to a young man sporting a smart blazer, shirt and tie and said, "If you'd just like to pop your jeans in the dustbin there, sir. I know you've explained they're designer jeans. I'm sure they are but you can never tell with jeans, can you sir?
 
"We've had a lot of trouble with them in the past and our premier customers find the sight of people in smart denim ruins the day for them. They just cannot enjoy the racing if there are jeans in the same enclosure.
 
"I hope you understand. If you'd care to buy a respectable pair. "He pointed at the row of trousers.
 
"The young man, making his first visit to The Racecourse Newbury, didn't seem entirely happy with his welcome.
 
"The official tried to be encouraging "Sir might find the Grandstand more to his liking, although I fear the worst on the denim front. Not all of it is as smart as I am sure sir would wish. "
 
"What on earth is that?" the young man suddenly asked, pointing at a sign that read Kneel Here. As one woman stood up, another knelt down. "Ah, skirt length, sir, " the official explained. "It was a very popular system at some of the better girl's schools in the 1960's.
 
"Left to themselves, some women will pay a measly £26 to get into the Premier Enclosure, and then expect to be allowed to choose for themselves what skirt they wear! Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous?
 
"It was the same with schoolgirls. The schools had to do something to keep the girls decent, and so do we. Excuse me a moment, sir. "
 
"The official strode purposefully towards a woman in mid-argument. She had refused to kneel down. The official introduced himself.
 
"May I help, madam?  We do prefer our premier ladies to be modest and if you would just kneel down, we can check that your skirt reaches your knees.. "
 
"He looked at her skirt. "On second thoughts, I don't think we will require you to kneel. That is what we call a 'wanton' skirt, and it has no place in the Premier Enclosure.

"We do have some nice, long, tweed skirts for purchase, unless you would prefer to mix with your own kind in the Grandstand. Have a nice day!
 
"Then I woke up. By the way, today you're fine in jeans in the Premier Enclosure at Sandown, as long as they aren't ripped or torn. Aintree doesn't have a dress code, although smart is preferable. "
 
J. Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment (JMC) 
David's Dream 

GRANDAD'S LONG-JOHNS
2013
Have granddad's underpants turned into girls tights? 

With a little bit of a change around in design,  made in most colours. In fine, medium and large denier.  Can be worn over knickers and under skirts or dresses. Can be worn under very short skirts, under very short pants (trousers).  Or mid length coats.  Posh or what?


Granddad's Long-Johns turned into male and female ballet dancers' gear
The height of fashion a WOW ...... in 2013.
Is The Racecourse Newbury refusing to move with the times in the Fashion Stakes?
 The Racecourse Newbury
(1) Premier Enclosure
 (2) Grandstand Enclosure
BRITISH GOVERNMENT  APARTHEID -  SEPERATION -  EXCLUSION - PREJUDICE
 
Jumps trainers' championship
Trainer                Wins     Prize-money (£)
Paul Nicholls          57            872,535
Jonjo O'Neill           97           797,491 
Nicky Henderson    53            685, 378
 
 
MONDAY DECEMBER 9th

VIEWPOINT PERSPECTIVES  2013 
Writer J Margaret Clarke for Turfcall (Equus Zone)

BRITISH GOVERNMENT
The British Political System is being run by the rich and privileged to suit only the rich and  privileged.

BRITISH GOVERNMENT
The British Horseracing Authority is being run by the rich and privileged to suit only the rich and  privileged.
 

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT
NELSON MANDELA
For all the South African People
 

RPSundayThe Big Read
Lucinda Russell (Equus Zone) and Peter Scudamore (Equus Zone)
Writer Peter Thomas (Media Zone)
 
 
Henrietta Knight (Equus Zone) and Terry Biddlecombe (Equus Zone)
THE STORY OF THE RACE
EDREDON BLEU LANDS THE 2003 KING GEORGE
Writer Interviews  by Lewis Porteous (Media Zone)




TUESDAY DECEMBER 10th

REVIEW OF LAST WEEKEND'S WINNERS
 ACHIEVED BY TEAM (Willie) MULLINS
Aintree Result
Saturday 07 Dec 2013
Juvenile Hurdle
« 12:20 »  Betfred "Double Delight" Fillies' Juvenile Hurdle (Listed Race)
WIN: GITANE DU BERLAIS-PAUL TOWNEND  TEAM MULLINS  5-4f
(Class 1) (3yo) 2m1f Soft 9 hdles
£11,390.00, £4,274.00, £2,140.00, £1,066.00, £536.00

« 2:05 » Betfred Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
 6th: ON HIS OWN-PAUL TOWNEND-TEAM MULLINS 7-1f
(Class 1) (6yo+) 3m2f Soft 21 fences
£84,405.00, £31,800.00, £15,915.00, £7,950.00, £3,990.00, £1,995.00, £990.00, £510.00
Punchestown (IRE) Result
Sunday 08 Dec 2013
« 1:35 » John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (Grade 1)
WIN: ARVEKA LIGEONNIERE-RUBY WALSH- TEAM MULLINS 4-7f
(5yo+) 2m4f Good To Yielding 14 fences
£42,276.42, £12,357.72
  WINNER TOTAL 2  TEAM MULLINS AT PUNCHESTOWN 

NAVAN (IRE) TEAM MULLENS WINNERS
Maiden Hurdle 4yo 30 run
12.15 WIN VAUTOUR 4 11-7 RUBY WALSH- TEAM MULLINS 1-2f

Mares Maiden Hurdle 20-run
12.45 WIN URTICAIRE 5 11-12 DAVY RUSSELL- TEAM MULLINS 4-6

Novice Chase
1.15 WIN FAUGHEEN 5 11-12  RUBY WALSH - TEAM MULLINS 1-9f

Novice Chase
2.20 WIN FELIX YOUNGER 7 11-12 -RUBY WALSH- TEAM MULLINS 1-2f
 WINNERS 4 TEAM MULLINS AT  NAVAN 
 WINNERS TOTAL 7 TEAM MULLINS
 
 
TOMORROW'S RUNNERS SUNDAY DECEMBER 8th
"Arvika Ligeonniere 
 has plenty in his favour for
John Durkan bid. "
1.35
Steeplechase Punchestown Sunday December 8th.
 
MOMENT OF THE WEEK
ANALIFET has certainly been living up to expectations  and her impressive win at Fairyhouse on Sunday confirmed the favourable impression she made at Punchestown.. She is now three from three over hurdles and a Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at
 Leopardstown (Dec 26) is next.
LOW POINT OF THE WEEK 
TURNANDGO'S exit at the second last at Clonmel on Thursday was dissapointing following his big run behind THE TULLOW TANK at Naas. Arriving in Hong Kong minus our bags wasn't good either. The same thing happened when we went to Tokyo for the Japan Cup.
ONE TO WATCH
ABBYSSIAL, a three-year-old  by Beneficial owned by Archie and Violet O'Leary,  was placed over hurdles on his only start in France. I don't see him as a Triumph horse - he's more of a chasing type. but watch out for him in juvenile hurdles when winter arrives for real.

 
STAT OF THE WEEK
"Since 2007, Willie Mullin's record in the  Hilly Way Chase at Cork reads 11113 and backing all his runners would have resulted in a profit of £9.04 to a £1 level stakes. TWINLIGHT can maintain his solid record in the 2.20 there tomorrow. (Sunday December 8th Cork  (IRE)
ASK WILLIE
Send your questions vie editor@racingpost.com
or the Don't Miss section on racingpost.com
Q. "Do you think UN DE SCEAUX is a potential champion hurdler and, if so, where will he start off this season? (kashmire)
A. "The handicapper rated him 156 following his two wins at Punchestown last season, so there is every chance he could improve to be a Champion Hurdle contender. A lot of interest was shown by good judges after his second win and we're looking forward to starting off at Thurles on December 22. "

Q. "How do you relax after racing? (jgnign)
A.  "Once the season gets hectic there isn't a lot of down time, but I like dining out locally or trying new restaurants. Silencing my phone at night and closing the door are also good ways to switch off. "" 
Send your questions via editor@racingpost.com or the Don't Miss section on racingpost.com

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11th

THURSDAY DECEMBER  12th

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13th
 
Friday's Horse Racing Cards




CHELTENHAM RUK

GOING: GOOD (Good to firm in places on Cross-Country course; watered) (GoingStick: Chase/Hurdle 7.4, Cross-Country 7.6). (Scattered showers)
12:30 Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Novices´ Chase Cl2 2m5f Card Betting
1:05 Caspian Caviar Conditional Jockeys´ Handicap Chase (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) Cl3 2m5f Card Betting
1:40 CF Roberts Electrical + Mechanical Services Handicap Hurdle Cl3 2m1f CH4 Card Betting
2:10 Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase (Grade 3) Cl1 3m1f110y CH4 Card Betting
2:40 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Cl2 3m7f CH4 Card Betting
3:15 Citipost Handicap Hurdle Cl2 3m CH4 Card Betting
3:45 British Stallion Studs EBF National Hunt´ Novices´ Hurdle (Qualifier) Cl3 2m1f Card Betting
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REVIEW CHELTENHAM TODAY

TOP EQUUS TEAMS IN ACTION THIS AFTERNOON

TEAM (Nicky) HENDERSON stable jockey BARRY GERAGHTY
WIN:12.30 OSCAR WHISKY partner BARRY GERAGHTY 4-5f
2nd 1.40 LYVIUS partner BARRY GERAGHTY
2.10. PRINCE OF PIRATES partner A P McCoy
3.15. MASTER DILLON partner BARRY GERAGHTY
3.45 COCKTAILS AT DAWN partner BARRY GERAGHTY

TEAM (Paul) NICHOLLS stable jockey DARYL JACOB
WIN: 2.40 SIRE COLLONGES partner RYAN MAHON 7-1

TEAM (Jonjo) O'NEILL stable jockey AP McCOY
3.15 SUNNYHILLBOY partner AP McCoy TEAM
(Philip) HOBBS stable jockey RICHARD JOHNSON 10-1
 
TEAM (Donald) McCAIN stable jockey JASON MAGUIRE
 
A closer look at this race for conditional jump jockey's just starting out on their careers
The number in brackets eg  (3) .1.05  WIN:  KING MASSINI partner ADAM WEDGE (3) 5-1 is the weight allowance claim close to completing his weight allowance claim here. FINGER ON THE PULSE partner JAMES HUXHAM (8) just starting out, can claim an (8lb) allowance.
1:05 Caspian Caviar Conditional Jockeys´ Handicap Chase (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) Cl3 2m5f
.1.05 WIN: KING MASSINI partner ADAM WEDGE (3) 5-1 
  
 
A closer look at this race

2:10Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase (Grade 3) Cl1 3m1f110y CH4
We have PRINCE OF PIRATES partner AP McCoy TEAM HENDERSON
We have KNOCKARA BEAU partner JAN FALTEJSEK one of David's favourite horses .
2.10: WIN:We have MONBEG DUDE partner TOM SCUDAMORE
Royal connection ZARA PHILLIPS  MIKE TINDELL +  friends. Oydunow.
TEAM (Michael) SCUDAMORE   6-1.
 




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