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  • thorne365
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    went 3 days - 2 in royal enclosure and other was in owners area. Have to say it was a far better exp than chelt and even beats arc day in paris. Racing + on course exp were great but the added craic pre and post just lifts it up several notches.

    Completely disagree about knowledge of racing, but that is probably dependent on who you go with [same as chelt really]

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  • Istabraq
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    Originally posted by BigChaang View Post

    Yes , I understand what your saying . Never been myself , Not sure i want to jump through all those hoops .
    Dress code etc., not to mention the cost . especially sharing that experience with thousands of people who realistically
    are not even racing fans. Only thing i heard on i.t.v was that they restricted the numbers to give people a" better Experience ".
    Maybe Cheltenham could learn from that ??.
    A few friends of mine went at various stages last week and they all said there were no issues whatsoever with getting drinks, food, toilet facilities etc so it looks like the experience for racegoers was improved for the
    restrictions.
    Sadly I think Cheltenham will use that as justification for going to 5 days and do something similar with attendances, and whilst I’m not a fan of a 5 day festival if they were to cap attendance at 50,000 and that meant facilities were easily accessible I’d be less against it…

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  • BigChaang
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    Originally posted by Istabraq View Post

    No Sir, not a fan if I’m honest, I went once years ago and 90% of the people there never watched a watch or saw a horse, each to their own…
    Yes , I understand what your saying . Never been myself , Not sure i want to jump through all those hoops .
    Dress code etc., not to mention the cost . especially sharing that experience with thousands of people who realistically
    are not even racing fans. Only thing i heard on i.t.v was that they restricted the numbers to give people a" better Experience ".
    Maybe Cheltenham could learn from that ??.

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  • Istabraq
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    Originally posted by BigChaang View Post

    Have You been at Ascot at all this week Istabraq ?? .
    No Sir, not a fan if I’m honest, I went once years ago and 90% of the people there never watched a watch or saw a horse, each to their own…

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  • isitmarchyet
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    Always get a strange enjoyment out of it when the jumps trainers win at the big flat meetings

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  • FinalFurlong91
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    Hopefully marquand and Falcon Eight can end the week for me with a winner

    Would be a good week for polished gem

    The dam of full brothers kyprios and Falcon eight

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  • BigChaang
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    Talk about Threading the eye of the Needle ... !! . .

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  • Zachx02
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    Sublime that from Ryan Moore on Rohaan, world class

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  • That Horse
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    Originally posted by FinalFurlong91 View Post
    As predicted aussie horse struggled over 6f

    Gutted creative force came second been on him for months

    Got squeezed for room at a vital stage

    Wouldn’t have picked the winner if you’d given me 15 selections
    I was on Sacred so I am equally as guilty of overlooking the winner but he ran a good race in the jersey last year and has reversed form with Creative Force. My memory is failing me about the draw bias last year so maybe Naval Crown got the luck this time that he didn't get then.


    Just seeing the replay on ATR and they're talking about the ride Jamie Spencer gave Artorius - FFS as if that's a surprise to anyone with half a brain. That guy loves the minor honours

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  • FinalFurlong91
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    As predicted aussie horse struggled over 6f

    Gutted creative force came second been on him for months

    Got squeezed for room at a vital stage

    Wouldn’t have picked the winner if you’d given me 15 selections

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  • FinalFurlong91
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    Originally posted by robith View Post

    So he hasn't calmed down, but tough as nails!
    He has calmed down a bit tbf

    He was borderline unraceable before

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  • robith
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    Originally posted by FinalFurlong91 View Post

    Nap landed
    So he hasn't calmed down, but tough as nails!

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  • BigChaang
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    Originally posted by FinalFurlong91 View Post

    Nap landed
    Well Done Final Furlong ..

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  • FinalFurlong91
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    Originally posted by FinalFurlong91 View Post
    Jersey
    Noble truth 4/1 NAP

    I think he is an extremely talented horse who has been far too keen and running his races the wrong way round. they are reporting the gelding operation has calmed him down I think he takes an awful lot of beating.

    Despite behaving like a lunatic as a 2yo (and on reappearance this year and won anyway) he finished 2nd in the lagadere

    He beat derby 2nd hoo yah mal

    Didn't get beat far by lusail on debut

    And beat ehraz

    so if he has now calmed down and starts racing properly his rating of 112 will only go up and he wins this

    Also really like Falcon Eight in the 18:10 if trueshan doesnt run
    Nap landed

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  • BigChaang
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    Originally posted by HoldenTheReins View Post
    100/1 winner on debut, blimey.
    Just told my Mate , i did a Danny Tudhope l15 for today , and only used 3 of his as Holloway boy was 100-1 and I thought he had no chance...

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