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SACRED SUNDAY MARCH 9th REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S CH4 HORSERACING TEAM'S LIVE ACTION FROM SANDOWN PARK AND WOLVERHAMPTON


 
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Paddy Power and his Mum will be busy all this week, looks like they are going to need a holiday after Cheltenham festival 2014.

Did you notice Paddy’s advert yesterday Ch4 Sandown Park?  He has added a wooden rocking horse to his starved dark age horses circling down at the start, especially for the use of  the British political and horseracing government no doubt.  Just the job, sure to save them from getting killed, if not the rest of us.






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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 8th   page 24
 
 
Why I believe it won't be a Ruby Tuesday.
 
Pic:
"Rock On Ruby top-class hurdler
 but he looks vulnerable in the Arkle. "

 

"THE majestic amphitheatre , the sight of Cleeve Hill, so much expectation as the longed for day finally approaches and the crowds flood in. Yes, but what's going to win the Arkle?

 

"That is a very good question, and a tricky one, as are my next two. First with the opening
 day of the festival in mind, what can you tell me about Francoise-Xavier Bertras? The answer, of course, is that Bertras rode Quevega to her first three successes, in Flat races in France in 2007. A small point but I think an important one.

 

"Second, what was special about the 1896 running of the National Hunt Chase?  That   it didn't take place. It was supposed to, at Wetherby, over 44 fences, but was abandoned following the death of Sir Charles Slingsby, master of the York and Ainsty Hunt.
 

"In an unusual reversal of roles, Slingsby and five other riders, as well as eight horses, were killed by a fox. Near Newby Hall, north of York, the fox entered the swollen River Ure,  pursued by a  pack of hounds, Slingsby and too many other huntsman rode on to a small ferry ill-equipped to cope with them. The ferry capsized, drowning half its passengers, although Old Saltfish, Slingsby's mount survived.

 

"Not only is that quite interesting, I think, but it delays the fateful moment when I have to predict what is going to happen, not in 1869 but on Tuesday, unless there's  a late abandonment  (there won't be. It'll be good to soft)

 

"The opening race, the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle, is one of my favourites. As the tapes and the traditional roar go up, it's time to make haste to the toilet, mercifully, but only temporarily, free of queues . As a bonus when the race is over , I'm already doing better on the betting front than almost everyone else, being neither up nor down. It's a strategy I've followed successfully for several years and heartily recommended it. It will put you in good humour for the start of serious business, the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase.




1:30 » Cheltenham TUESDAY, 11 MARCH 2014

Sky Bet Supreme Novices´ Hurdle Grade 1 (CLASS 1) (4yo+
1:30 CHLSky Bet Supreme Novices´ Hurdle Grade 1 Cl1 2m110y CH4

 

"My attention has been focused on Rock On Ruby, a splendid creature, well built and willing, a top-class hurdler - a Champion Hurdle winner two years ago - who, coming relatively late to chasing, has won both his races over fences and is likely to benefit from drying ground.

 

"The nine-year-old is also likely to benefit from being trained by Harry Fry and ridden by Noel Fehily. Fry, a double for silent movie star Harold Lloyd, has a fantastic strike-rate and Fehily is a very accomplished jockey. I'll be laying Rock On Ruby for a place.

 

"Here's my thinking (please note, thinking can be flawed and may result in the value of an investment going down, as well as up, possibly reaching zero as Rock On Ruby reaches the winning post).

 

"ON HIS debut over fences, at Plumpton, on unhelpfully soft ground, Rock On Ruby made a significant mistake at the fourth-last fence and wasn't too good at the next but otherwise jumped satisfactorily. At Doncaster last month he jumped better, putting in some good leaps  and correcting himself when necessary. It was a promising round, yet Rock On Ruby still has no answer some challenging questions if he is to win the Arkle.

 

"At Plumpton, he faced only two opponents. The better of them, Lamb's Cross, rated about 60lb below Rock On Ruby, unseated his rider at the third fence. At Doncaster, it was a match with Mr Mole, a decent rival but still rated approaching 20lb below Rock On Ruby, who jumped the better of the pair.

 

Champion Hurdle winners rarely make a comparable impact as chasers and Rock On Ruby  has to show his jumping is good enough in a fast run, competitive race over Cheltenham's more demanding fences and undulations, against better novice chasers than he has faced so far.  As I write, Rock On Ruby can be laid at 6-4 for a place, which seems attractively short to me. So that's that.

 

"After commiserating  with Rock On Ruby's connections, it will be time to ignore the next race, savour a fascinating Stan James Champion Hurdle, wait to see id Quevega can win an extraordinary sixth successive OLBG Mares' Hurdle, then back the winner of the Terry Biddlecombe National Hunt Chase.

 

"The winner will be Shotgun Paddy, although you shouldn't really need me to tell you. It's pretty obvious. He's just about the best horse in the field and stays very well. The main concern (there's always something, isn't there?) is that he thrives on testing ground. Still, they'll probably be watering by Tuesday, which will suit him fine.

 

"I hope that helps. Good luck. "



 
J. Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment (JMC)
 SUNDAY MARCH 9th

David sets out here his considerable doubts about Rock On Ruby's chances in Tuesday's Arkle Chase at Cheltenham. Does he back Rock On Ruby to win? Does he lay Rock On Ruby  to loose? Or does he leave Rock On Ruby well alone? What do you think?

11 Mar 14 CHELTENHAM Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Grade 1 Cl1 2m

http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home.sd?race_id=592281&r_date=2014-03-11&horse_id=747161#topHorseTabs=horse_race_record&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form


To join-up, join-in to Punters’ Zone and play the gambling game that horseracing provides is worked out in opinion, it is all about opinion. Every person is allowed to have their own opinion. Perhaps that is what makes it so popular. David's call. David's opinion. An ace hurdler Rock On Ruby moves on to tackling the big chase fences. A considerable change to tackle these big chase fences for Rock On Ruby who's partner in Noel Fehily is a plus. It will be interesting to hear what CH4 Tanya (Stevenson's) market movers are before the off. In my opinion if Rock On Ruby was one of my favourite horses my opinion would be to back him to win. But in context here it is David's opinion at the end of the day that will count.
 



Welcome to Harry Fry Racing

ROCK ON RUBY'S HOME TEAM

“Harry Fry Racing started in October 2012 when the British Horseracing Authority granted Harry a licence to train National Hunt horses from Manor Farm, Seaborough.

 

“The 2012-13 season was a huge success with 20 winners from 72 runners at a strike rate of 28%. This included a Racing Plus Chase victory with Opening Batsman, runner up in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival with Rock On Ruby in the defence of his crown and a whole host of promising performances from novices,  meaning there is lots to look forward to at Seaborough.

 

On our website we hope to give you an insight into how our operation works; from meeting the team, to viewing the horses in training, seeing the facilities we use and most importantly allowing you to keep up to date through our latest news and results sections.




IF you check out ROCK ON RUBY’s form you will see that he has won his last two races, both of which  have been in Novice Chases over 2 miles + with NOEL FEHILY in the saddle, a big plus. You will also notice that in these two novice chases there has been only one or two other challengers. So ROCK ON RUBY has not had to start out learning to compete, to tackle these big chase fences as well with a mass of other learner jump horses all around him, to sidetrack his concentration. Or to get in his way,  or to bring him down. There are likely to be possibly 17 other runners in this race on Tuesday (2.05 Arkle Chase 2m) so this will be in part a new experience for him. This will be only ROCK ON RUBY’s third run over these big chase fences all in novice company.

95 per cent of race going public to include the British political and horseracing governments have no idea how much these horses have to learn to compete in these novice events, to progress on to become experienced chasers takes time, if you try to rush horses, you face the real danger of over facing them and of putting them off jump racing altogether. 


 Allowing British horseracing to be run by the ‘Bloodhorse Illiterate’ over the last 5 decades is one of the most dangerous errors within British government that has ever been made. ‘ Bloodhorse Illiteracy ’  is responsible for allowing this sport to get as dangerous as it is now. As  dangerous as it will be over this next week for all the riders in the Cheltenham weighing room going out to ride all this week.  Of  being the direct cause of millions of racehorses suffering serious injury and death.  Blighting the daily lives of true horsemen making their jobs far more dangerous than should ever be. With serious injuries and deaths to horsemen.  Davy Russell (IRE) comment this week brings this matter into sharp and shocking focus. This Bloodhorse Illiterate government  do not have the right to mess up the lives of all those who have achieved  true ‘Bloodhorse Literacy’ in their own right. Or to deny the young ones a true bloodhorse literate career path. British government like Hitler’s on the loose.
 
 
 
 
 
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"Why I believe it won't be a Ruby Tuesday"
  David sets out his considerable doubts about Rock On Ruby chances in Tuesday's Cheltenham Arkle Chase (2.05)
That illusive little bit of luck in running that deserted Rock On Ruby  (novice chaser)   in his hour of need yesterday.
But, no, no no,  it wasn't just about luck, it was to do with fact. The factual error  that took the race off  Ruby Tuesday ( inexperience over the big chase fences tackled at racing pace in the midst of eight other novice chase challengers competing to win this.  Ruby Tuesday has the L plates up. He is in the early stages of learning his trade. He has thrown the L plates away over hurdles (ace) (step one) achieved.
Have you noticed how different people are?

Have you noticed how different racehorses are?


Ruby Tuesday (you'll know that)  is a song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966, released in January 1967 in UK. The song, coupled with Let's Spend the Night Together, was a number-one hit in the United States and went up to number three in the United Kingdom.

 

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