Sunday, 23 March 2014

SACRED SUNDAY MARCH 23rd REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S CH4 HORSERACING ACTION





CH4 YESTERDAY'S DAY AT THE RACES REVIEW
8.00am to 9 00am 
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Start 1.40pm-4.10pm
NEWBURY (Jumps Turf): 2.20. 2.55. 3.30.
LINGFIELD PARK (Flat Standard Polytrack)
 2.40. 3.15. 3.50.
KELSO (Jumps Turf): 2.00
TURFCALL TAKING A CLOSER LOOK 
The clues are here but can you spot them?
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FEATURE RACE NEWBURY
 

 


FEATURE RACE LINGFIELD PARK
 


 FEATURE RACE KELSO
2:00 KELLiz Adam Memorial Handicap Chase Cl2 3m2f CH4
 


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 March 22nd   page 16


“Hard to see how Arnold five could pull off a coup. “
Pic: Ann Stokell: "trains the five horses who Stephen Arnold claims would have netted him £1m. “

 

“NO THAT’S  not going to work. Stephen Arnold’s stab at making a fortune by unleashing virtually his whole string on Wednesday and backing some of them in multiple bets succeeded only making bookmakers and the BHA as twitchy as if he were a ringer for Barney Curley.

 

“In the post-Curley coups, post-all-weather dubious withdrawals world, the bookmakers’ suspicion threshold is even lower than usual  and their inclination to be cautious even higher. The BHA, believing something might be afoot involving horses trained by Tony Newcombe  and Ann Stokell, forewarned bookmakers and the Gambling Commission.

 

“Several major bookmakers then either suspended betting on the targeted races, cut stakes to the bone or only accepted bets at SP, or all three. According to Arnold, he still stood to win nearly £1 million, having allegedly combined Daniel Thomas, Profile Star, Decent Fella, We Have A Dream and Brown Pete (a non-runner)  in multiple bets.

 

“After Arnold took to Twitter to reveal what he had done, others apparently decided it was worth following suit.

 

“Several elements of the endeavour, at least in respect of the Stokell-trained horses, distinguished it from the coups so carefully engineered by Curley, including an apparent absence of long-term planning or of any sort of serious attempt to overcome the bookmakers’ risk-management systems. Also, it was hard to believe the horses chosen to give the bookies a good kicking were likely to do so.

 

“Curley’s most recent triumph, when four horses from the different yards all won on January 22 to win a reputed £2m, involved horses not seen on a racetrack for anything from seven months to more than two years. Admittedly, not many people – well, probably no one else – would invest the time and money needed to execute a Curley – type coup, especially when it is still far from certain to come off.

“This week’s attempt relied on a ragbag assortment of mainly moderate horses, some of whom once boasted significantly higher handicap marks but most of whom were thoroughly exposed and not obvious mediums for a multiple – bet coup.

 

“Bookmakers, perhaps more than ever, focus on managing their potential liabilities rather than making judgements about the likelihood of bets succeeding. Every bookmaker no doubt has a story about what happens when you lay a horse at 2-1 because you are convinced its chance of winning is nearer to 20-1. Daniel Thomas, a 12-year-old who peaked as a juvenile, set the proverbial ball rolling in the 2pm at Lingfield. It was Daniel Thomas’s 99th race. Since 2012, he had won twice from 19 attempts, most recently on January 3 off a mark of 47. He had since been beaten easily three times off marks ranging from 51 to 53. On Wednesday, off 51, he was backed from 12-1 to 2-1 favourite. Victory was, not, of course, impossible but his profile offered no obvious encouragement  to back him at anywhere near that price. Daniel Thomas finished eighth of 11.

 

“STRONGER cases could be made for some of the other horses whose odds were heavily pruned, but only relative to Daniel Thomas’s weak credentials. In the 2.30 at Lingfield, Red Art, trained by Newcombe and backed from 16-1 to 7-4 favourite, was fatally injured when looking certain to be involved in the finish. Following his death and jockey Martin Harley’s injury, two of Newcombe’s three other intended runners, the heavily backed Dorback and Chapellerie, were withdrawn, while Mambo Spirit later finished last of ten at Kempton. Having reviewed Dorback’s recent runs, I can see why he might be of interest.

 

“The only winner was Profile Star, backed into 3-1 from 8-1. His penultimate run over course and distance entitled him to run well. Owned by Jason Robinson, Profile Star formerly ran in the colours of Pallet and Recycles Sales Ltd, a company that leased horses from Arnold. “Robinson is a director of the company.

 

“It must be quite an experience for trainer-jockey Stokell, normally associated with riding family-owned horses of distinctly modest ability. Last year she raced 13 horses in 75 races. Nine were owned by Caron Stokell, including the sole winner, Steel City Boy. That was in January 2013. In December, Arnold arrived with horses previously trained by Violet Jordan and was promptly banned for three months by the BHA for the “non-corrupt” laying of his own horses in pre-Stokell times. So far this year Stokell has had five winners from 94 runners.

 

“One way and another, Wednesday’s events have added to the troubled reputation that all-weather racing has always struggled to escape from. Thankfully it will be able to escape from it today, the day of  Lingfield’s Winter Derby.

 

“Spare an eye for Vodkato, owned by the Deauville Racing Club, trained by Stephane Wattel and ridden by Theo Bachelot. I think it’s their first time at  Lingfield Park. “




J. Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment (JMC)
 
Barney Curley is in a different league to the context focus here.

The British political and horseracing government are not doing the job for which they are paid as the regulator of  British horseracing.  To provide a  true service every day for all true horsemen. Instead they are gadding about playing  at being undercover detectives with bookmakers and punters alike.  The "Bookmaker Zone" and the " Punter Zone"  A separate area  completely from an " Equus Zone. "

 

Whilst they are so busy playing at being undercover detectives who is doing the daily  Equus job?   No one,  Government don't even bother to have an Equus Zone.. Government don't even bother to give the true horsemen the time of day even.

 
 
Why it is unacceptable within political and horseracing  government for bloodhorse illiterate impostors to take charge of  "Equus Zone"  department matters.


What we are seeing here, the consequences of government theft. Government theft left on going over the last 6 decades. Government taking every advantage point of the young ones just starting out in life. attempting to start a decent career. Government highly dangerous evil bloodhorse illiteracy in action we see burdened upon licensed racehorse trainers.
 
working along on the all weather gallop Epsom downs


MONDAY MARCH 24th

David Ashforth (davidjashforth) on Twitter 
                          
Last Saturday CH4 Nick Luck at Newbury during racing took us into the just giving prostate cancer awareness
 tent.  David Ashforth has worked tirelessly for the cause, having suffered and beaten this himself.

The latest from David Ashforth (@davidjashforth). ex-various things. ... If someone doesn't soon ask why he can't just get a train I can't go on much longer. .... company/bookmaker/organisation willing to give £6000 to sponsor the programme's ... of prostate cancer in the racing community, needs a sponsor to continue its work.
Equus Zone the bond of trust
 
 
TUESDAY MARCH 25th
 

David Ashforth (davidjashforth) on Twitter

https://twitter.com/davidjashforth

The latest from David Ashforth (@davidjashforth). ex-various things. 

Equus Zone the bond of trust
 
 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 26th
 
Hitting the Turf: A Punting Life by David Ashforth - The Bookbag

http://www.thebookbag.co.uk/reviews/index.php%3Ftitle%3DHitting_the_Turf:_A_Punting_Life_by...

5 Oct 2012 ... Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd ... David Ashforth discovered the joys of racing and betting as a student and put a great deal of effort ...




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