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Anybody else watching horse racing's Olympics?

I've just backed the winner of the opening race, Captain Cee Bee, so it's a great start and a few quid to play around with.

I've been into horse racing since my teens, and between, school, college and very flexible jobs, I've always enjoyed a suitable working climate that allowed me to sneak off for the best part of this week. Not this year though. I don't even have the luxury of St Patricks Day falling during Cheltenham week to avail of the public holiday from work. Damn it. Wish I could have stayed a student for ever.

Anyway, 50 quid up already. Start as you mean to go on, 'n all that. Any other punters out there?

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ring the boss... wring your fucking neck more like.

i'm on sizing europe in the 3:15.

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I used to like it in my teens as well because my Dad and Nan were both into it. I'll never forget the sight of them punching the floor and cheering on Paul Cook (who they knew well) coming second in the 1982 Derby (behind Golden Fleece).

Don't follow it now. My Dad said one horse in this year's Gold Cup reminded him of Arkle, but I can't remember which.

[ 11.03.2008, 15:14: Message edited by: Tubby Isaacs ]

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quote:
i'm on sizing europe in the 3:15.
Fucking hell, you'd better get a move on...
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Katchit wins a good race, at 10-1. Sizing Europe pulled up.

Hard luck garcia.

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was that the Champion Hurdle? Bastard, I missed it.
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ok 4:00

I pick Fundamentalist.

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and double bastard, Katchit was wearing pink and green!!!
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Shame about Sizing Europe, who at least doesn't appear to be lame.

In the Channel Four pre-race piece John Francome fell in love with the horse, saying he would want to own him above all others in the field. The trainer Henry de Bromhead seemed a likeable fellow too.

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I was in love with a horse called Triptych, many years ago... stunningly ugly looking filly, with a heart the size of a planet... used to finish 2nd or 3rd in everything.

When I finally saw it win a race, I burst into tears, as I did when she died.

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the phrase going backwards springs to mind about Fundamentalist.

I love the Festival... the races are brilliant

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Profitable day. I had Katchit at 11/1 for the Champion Hurdle. Had Noland got up in the Arkle I'd have won a small fortune as I had him with Katchit and Captain Cee Bee. But that's betting isn't it?

Second Irish winner of the festival in the 4:40 (An Irish 1,2,3,4 in fact). I don't expect a high return for the Irish raiders this year. There certainly won't be the nine and ten wins they achieved in 2005 & 2006.

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nice one. Who do you fancy for the queen mother?
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So many jokes. So many jokes......
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I'll be backing Tamarinbleu. It's a tough race to call - the leading four horses all priced roughly between 5/2 and 5/1.
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