Saturday, 15 February 2014

SACRED SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16th 2014. REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S HORSERACING BROUGHT TO US LIVE BY CH4 HORSERACING TEAM

 
 
SACRED SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16th 2014
 WEEK MONDAY FEBRUARY 10th  TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16th

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*REVIEW YESTERDAY'S EQUUS  RESULTS*
 PREVIEW TODAY'S EQUUS CARDS 
REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S FEATURE RACES
 
FEATURE RACE ASCOT Right handed track  17 fences over 2m 5f
WIN: CAPTAIN CHRIS  IRE 10 11-7 partner RICHARD JOHNSON minder presenter
EMMA McWILLIAMS  TEAM ( Philip) HOBBS  for Mrs Diana L Whateley   8-11f
CAPTAIN CHRIS  took this race by the scruff of the neck confidently making his move three fences out,  to draw well clear,  a mighty fine performance, a great compliment to TEAM HOBBS  winning a first prize of  £84,655  a truly beautiful big rangy horse, skilfully presented, and a joy to watch. One of the best we have seen. Horsemen of the highest order have prepared this horse. All taken for granted by the greedy evil of the British political and horseracing government who have been taking blood money off these highly skilled horsemen, handler, riders and have got away with this theft ongoing over the last 6 decades. This blatant government theft has to stop. These highly skilled horsemen are worth far more than the governments minimum wage. This is an evil  government scandal.  An evil government Rip Off the People of Britain Scandal. British horseracing is stated to be a multi billion pound horseracing industry, yet it is being run as a scam charity.  This is a fraudulent evil government scam.



FEATURE RACE HAYDOCK PARK Left handed track
WIN: RIGADIN DE BEAUCHINE (FR) 9  10-8 partner ROBERT DUNNE (3)  minder presenter SARAH McQUEEN TEAM  (Venetia) WILLIAMS  for Andrew Wiles 16-1. Take the first prize of £42, 712 50. A great achievement by TEAM (V) WILLIAMS.


FEATURE RACE WINCANTON Right handed track
WIN:MELODIC RENDEZVOUS  8 11-10 partner NICK SCHOLFIELD  minder presenter STEVE CROFT.  TEAM (Jeremy) SCOTT for Cash for Honours 11-10 take the first prize of  £34,170. A great achievement.

 


 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 February 15th page 17
 
Artificial intelligence helps as we wait to spot Dryland

 
Pic: Worcester racecourse: a precautionary inspection is on the cards


"IN WATERWORLD, the 1995 film famous for having cost the Earth, which was completely underwater, inhabitants  cling to their belief  in a place called Dryland.  Kevin Costner will probably turn up in a boat soon and say, "I told you so" Meanwhile, we'll have to believe that Dryland exists.

 

""Bookmakers have been planning for this and we can all look forward to a time, possibly next week, when, on the horse front, Portman Park and Steepledowns rule supreme. Numbers 9 and 17 will still be best for the roulette.

 

"When virtual racing takes over, there will be no need for course inspections, which will save a lot of time and footwear. Pictures of canoeists paddling around Worcester racecourse will be a thing of the past, as will pictures of Windsor racecourse under water. Windsor hasn't abandoned its next meeting on April 7  yet but I expect it will soon, while Worcester will probably hold a precautionary  inspection for its meeting on May 7 .

 

"The all-weather tracks are a halfway house, somewhere between real racing and Sprint Valley, and the list of courses wanting to go down the artificial route may well get longer. So far there are applications from Newcastle and that perennial curiosity Great Leighs, and also interest from Catterick. A few more months of cumulonimbus and, as the River Don rises (it recently reached a level of 3.12 metres) Doncaster might consider replacing the turf with Tapeta  and running the William Hill Lincoln on that. Then it could apply for all-weather jumps fixtures.

 

"In the meantime we'll have to try to love the existing all-weather courses as best we can. I don't know what your order of preference is but mine is Wolverhampton first, followed by Southwell, Kempton and Lingfield.

 

I associate Lingfield with watching horses stuck behind the pack, often through no fault of their riders, while the leader slows the pace before kicking hard off the downhill bend into the straight, only to be caught by something flying up the middle of the track. It wouldn't be so bad if I knew which one it was going to be.

 

"It's probably an illusion but it often seems that, no matter how modest the pace, it's very difficult to win from the front. I'd be interested to know what proportion of horses are leading a furlong from home at Lingfield and are still in front at the line, compared with other tracks.

 

"THAT'S not the situation on Southwell's Fibresand, where racing room is not usually a factor and the final stages of races look as if they are taking place in slow motion, with positions changing relatively little. A turn of foot is not s major requirement - and probably barely  possible. They grind on, especially if they're called La Estella or Stand  Guard. It's not pretty but it's straightforward.

 

"Unlike Kempton, where I admit defeat. Races on the outer track invariably feature a horse launching its bid where the inside  rail temporarily disappears, just over two furlongs out. Sometimes it works. Races on the inner track tend to feature horses who might have won if they'd has a clear run, but didn't.

 

"There  was a good example of the genre on Wednesday,  in the 1m2f handicap won by Handsom Stranger. To quote the Racing Post comments,  the runner-up Petersboden was "Trying to make progress when nowhere to go over 1f out",   while for favourite  and  eventual sixth Minstrel Lad it read "starting to  to soft.

 

"Even sorun on when knowhere to go just over 1f out, not recover"  .  Those murderous phases conceal a screaming horde  of frustrated connections and punters. Meanwhile, of the winner, "widest of all bend" . Yes, that's Kempton.

 

"Races at Wolverhampton seem to me to conform most closely  to the traditional   pattern. Horses can win from the front or from the back. They can grind out victory to come with a late run.

 

"At times there is a track bias, unusual when the Pollytrack  seems to ride slower on the inside (ditto Southwell's Fibresand)  but I find the shape of the races more appealing, and the outcome more predictable, than at Kempton or Lingfield. There are hard-luck stories, but fewer of them.

 

"Hopefully the sky will have run out of rain  by the time the Cheltenam Festival arrives and it's interesting the anti-post favourite  for the cgoing on the opening day is still good  to soft.

 

"Even so, I'll stick with my coviction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Cue Card is one to lay for a place in the Gold Cup, on the basis he probably won't stay the trip, while Rock On Ruby still has to pass a proper test of his jumping if he is to win the Arkle.

 

"Meanwhile, I recommend you look up Stanley Holloway's lovely monologue. Three ha'pence a foot, and hear about Noah. "
 
 
J. Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment (JMC)
 

 ARTIFICIAL RACECOURSE SURFACES

ARTIFICIAL GALLOP  SURFACES
 
ASCOT
http://gallopslive.com/
 
FURTHER BRITISH HORSERACING PIONEERS
 

MICHAEL W. DICKINSON (GB)

 

Synthetic racetrack surfaces for horse racing - Wikipedia, the free ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_racetrack_surfaces_for_horse_racing

Tapeta[edit]. Installer: Michael Dickinson, Inc. Origin: USA. Description of surface: Sand, fibre, rubber and wax makes up the top 4-7 ...

 

 




 

PE's Polytrack: Heed advice! - Mike de Kock Racing
http://mikedekockracing.com/wp/index.php/2013/09/pes-polytrack-heed-advice/
8 Sep 2013... at the Meydan training centre and prepared on its Tapeta all-weather ... racetrack at Meydan was introduced as the racing surface of choice ...
 

RICHARD MUDDLE (GB)
Muddle's pounds 52m Arena bonanza; Former jockey makes pounds 7.8m in a day as share price soars.
 RACETRACK SURFACES
In other situations such as cold weather, these surfaces allow racing to be continued ... Synthetic tracks are also used in large horse-training centres to allow ...
Key Tips For All-Weather Horse Racing

 
 SHA TIN (HK)
GOING: Turf: Good.
8:00 Chairman´s Sprint Prize (Local Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 6f
8:35 Hong Kong Classic Cup (Local Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 1m1f
 
FFOS LAS - Abandoned 



MONDAY FEBRUARY 17th

weather watch
massive disruption destruction a nationwide disaster zone
 sever floods and gales continue to hit Britain


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18th
Racing Post Monday February 17th

Bruce Jackson brings news:

Champion jumps trainer Nicky Henderson's limited options kick -in pre- Cheltenham 2014
REVIEW KEMPTON PARK SUNDAY

 "My Tent discovers perfect pitch for warm-up ( AW Flat Race)

kempton.co.uk "Jumpers' Bumpers" National Hunt Flat Race Class 3. 2m (AW)

4:40 kempton.co.uk "Jumpers´ Bumper" National Hunt Flat Race Cl3 2m (AW)

WIN: MY TENT OR YOURS (IRE)  7 11-2 partner A P McCOY  EQUUS TEAM HENDERSON for John P McManus 1-5f


Mark Brown's Review report: "Champion next for Tent"
"This played out as expected, with MY TENT OR YOURS readily accounting  for the 12 other runners. Having missed both the Morebattle and Kingwell on account of the ground being too soft, this Flat race was preferred to a racecourse gallop and, despite racing keenly, he always looked in full control. He'll now head to the Champion Hurdle with definite claims  in what is shaping up to be the hottest race of the Festival. "
 
CHELTENHAM  FESTIVAL RACECARD FOR CHAMPION HURDLE TO BE RUN ON TUESDAY MARCH 11th  2014
 
 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19th

weather watch
 

 CONCRETE JUNGLE

Massive disruption as sever floods and gales continue to hit Britain.

Causing homeless trauma to millions of people. Government error building houses on the cheap on flood plains, failing to maintain waterways and ditches to an acceptable standard. Government, County Councils,  National Health Social Services, Water Board  and Department of Agriculture, failed working practices over six decades.

 


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20th  


 
weather watch
 
British political and horseracing government dabbling in practices they know little to nothing about.


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21st 
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TO FOLLOW 

HENDERSON (GB)    AND MULLINS (IRE)
Be sure to read what Willie Mullins has to say in the Racing Post Saturday February 22nd
. A great guide in your global adventure into horseracing
22. 02. 2014

News Willie Mullins (IRE)
  http://www.wpmullins.com/      



News Nicky Henderson (GB)
http://www.racingpost.com/horses/trainer_home.sd?trainer_id=311&topTrainerTabs=trainer_stories#topTrainerTabs=trainer_stories&bottomTrainerTabs=trainer_big_race_wins

"Henderson ten days from final Sprinter decision



TEAM ( Nicky) HENDERSON
Runners Saturday and Sunday Feb: 22nd and 23rd

ENTEREDRACEENTERED FOR THE FOLLOWING RACES 
 
22Feb14 3:15 Cup Final KEMPTON (Four Day), Sky Bet Dovecote Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)
 
22Feb14 4:25 Full Shift KEMPTON (Four Day), Jockey Club Handicap Hurdle (The Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier)
 
22Feb14 4:25 Shakalakaboomboom KEMPTON (Four Day), Jockey Club Handicap Hurdle (The Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier)
 
22Feb14 4:25 Medieval Chapel KEMPTON (Four Day), Jockey Club Handicap Hurdle (The Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier)
 
22Feb14 4:55 Clondaw Banker KEMPTON (Four Day), racinguk.com Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
 
23Feb14 2:10 Top Of The Range FONTWELL (Four Day), Bet Placepot With totepool Josh Gifford Memorial Novices' Chase (for the Josh Gifford Cup)

 


 
 
 
 
RACES SHOWN ON TERRESTRIAL TV SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22nd





 
GOING: STANDARD. (Partly cloudy)
STALLS: 5f - Outside; Remainder - Inside
 
 
 
 
 

NEWCASTLE ATR

GOING: HEAVY (GoingStick 4.2) (Rail after winning line will be bought out to provide fresh ground to beyond the road crossing. Rail will be realigned at the 3m start bend to provide the best possible ground. Dividing rail after 2nd hurdle in back straight). (Partly cloudy, windy)
 
 

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