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  • Gavin Lynch isn't on Upping The Ante this season, is starting his own website. No real reason to watch it for me now, depends on who they replace him with.

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    • Originally posted by Faugheen_Machine View Post
      I decided to take a summer break so it's been a while since I logged in here. Have I missed anything of note?
      Likewise, realised that all my winning bets were placed after August
      Good to be back though

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      • Originally posted by HoldenTheReins View Post
        Gavin Lynch isn't on Upping The Ante this season, is starting his own website. No real reason to watch it for me now, depends on who they replace him with.
        A smart move from him I'd say

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        • Originally posted by HoldenTheReins View Post
          Gavin Lynch isn't on Upping The Ante this season, is starting his own website. No real reason to watch it for me now, depends on who they replace him with.
          no way?! He was the one that brought great insight and was always good to listen to him talk racing. Where was this announced?

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          • Originally posted by darlojim View Post

            no way?! He was the one that brought great insight and was always good to listen to him talk racing. Where was this announced?

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            • That's a real shame. I see it's 8 euros a week for a subscription which is fine and no doubt his in depth analysis will be excellent and value for money for some ... but I'll really miss his on screen chemistry with DJ. Really used to look forward to UTA for a midweek pick me up in the dark months, for the chat as much as the analysis.

              Also a bit strange that his offerings don't kick off until the week after Down Royal where some strong Elliot pointers can be found.
              Last edited by Exar Essay; 4 August 2022, 10:05 AM.

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              • Quite gutted he won’t be on UTA anymore, I think the charge for the new website in the current climate is quite hefty, but will probably give it a go more out of curiosity than anything else.

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                • I’d be very surprised if we saw UTA return for a new run in the lead up to Cheltenham. The main reason as stated by many on here for viewing is the chemistry between DJ and Lynch. The main segments being Gavin Lynch’s ‘The week that was’. Would be hard for anyone else to replicate those 10 minutes. Also many people (myself not included) used to fast forward to the end just to get the GL tip to try and get the price before it went. I love listening to DJ but his tips often went unbacked. I know in years gone past if either GL or DJ was unavailable then Richard Forristal was the man to step in but he sent me to sleep and reading Youtubers comments I’m not the only one to feel that way. Maybe the Racing Post have someone else lined up for a new series but it will be very hard if not impossible to replicate the chemistry and banter which helped get UTA so many viewers.

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                  • Rate Gavin Lynch very highly and concur with comments UTA won't be the same. Dont blame the man one bit though, very knowledgeable, talks alot of sense and majority of the time puts up solid tips. Why not try and make a bit of coin out of what he's good at?

                    One slight criticism I would have though, the tips he would put up for the weekend where always on the short side, and dont even think that was him moving markets, think he will need to rethink his angle which Im sure he probably will, suppose give him benefit of the doubt he was putting a weekend tip up on the Monday and races probably aren't even priced up yet.

                    real shame for UTA, was good viewing, as most mentioned good chemistry with him and DJ, was a nice countdown to the cheltenham season, and even just breaking up the week! I probably will still listen in though, so fingers crossed the racing Post still go with it.

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                    • This is most likely for Irish/Northern Irish FJs but in case anyone is interested, there are a series of trainer mornings coming up that are open to the public where they can come down to the trainer's yards and see the horses and the goings on. It's to encourage involvement in race ownership and interest in horseracing. It's free but you have to register via the link. Gordon's yard is one of the yards listed, unfortunately Willie's isn't, but there are a lot more trainers strewn across Ireland who are doing an open day, so hopefully there's a yard near you if you're interested. No idea if it's first come first served but worth registering anyway if like me, you've never been to a yard and want to check it out.

                      Welcome to Racehorse Ownership, providing all the information you need to become a racehorse owner in Ireland.


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                      • DJ response to someone on twitter asking if UTA will continue:

                        Oh, absolutely. The new Mr Upping The Ante is some signing. I’m still pinching myself that we got him

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                        • Really hope Gary O'Brien is the one lined up to replace Gavin Lynch. It would make sense as he's appeared on the show before and is familiar with the format.

                          He was even included on the show's Cheltenham preview just a couple of days before this year's Festival kicked off.

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                          • Originally posted by Big Bucks View Post
                            DJ response to someone on twitter asking if UTA will continue:

                            Oh, absolutely. The new Mr Upping The Ante is some signing. I’m still pinching myself that we got him
                            ...........Wayne Harrison

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                            • Qualification for the Pertemps Final will change as of 2023. So instead of needing to finish in the first six in one of the qualifying races, runners need to be placed in the first four to earn a spot. Full article below.

                              Pertemps has extended its sponsorship of the Final which bears its name at the Cheltenham Festival by an extra three years, with a slight change to the conditions for 2023.

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                              • Originally posted by PresentingPercy View Post
                                Qualification for the Pertemps Final will change as of 2023. So instead of needing to finish in the first six in one of the qualifying races, runners need to be placed in the first four to earn a spot. Full article below.

                                https://www.irishracing.com/news?prid=235052
                                Gordie rn

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