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  1. Below, are details of Substitute Runners for ANTONYBR7/TOMSE12, in their CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE's. ANTONYBR7 Category 5 - CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE. LEG 1: CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham Sun) - As You Like (N/R). SubNtitute - Urgent De Gregaine. TOMSE12 Category 5 - CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE. LEG 1: CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham Sun) - Blue Templar (N/R). Substitute - Diesel D'Allier. (N/R) = Non-Runner. Regards, Tom.
  2. Listed below, are the Racing Post links to the Final Declarations for tomorrow's Competition Races (4 from Cheltenham and 2 from the All Weather Meeting at Lingfield (Polytrack Surface). You will be allocated one Selection in each Race, apart from the Feature Race (2,25 Cheltenham), a Bookmaker sponsored GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE., where you will be allocated 2 Picks. Please remember to **NAP** your most fancied Horse of tomorrow's Competition Races. Your Selection 1. in the 2.25 Cheltenham., MUST be the same as in your CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE. You will be allocated the usual "Virtual" £1 Each Way on Each Selection. Please Copy/Paste your Selections into the Boxes, provided below: LATE AUTUMN-EARLY WINTER RACING COMPETITION SAT. 16th NOV. CHELTENHAM https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2019-11-16/742278/ 1.50 - Selection - https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2019-11-16/742277 2.25 - Selection 1. - 2. - LEG 1. (Cheltenham November Trixie). https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2019-11-16/742279 3.00 - Selection - https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2019-11-16/742282 3.30 - Selection - LINGFIELD https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/393/lingfield-aw/2019-11-16/742394/ 2.45 - Selection - https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/393/lingfield-aw/2019-11-16/742395 3.15 - Selection - ANTONYBR7, CASSIE/SE12, KIRKCALDY WEATHER and TOMSE12, have already registered their Selections for Category 5. Just waiting on LASSIE23 and SUMMER SUN now. Your Selections for the Competition Races above and the CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE below (applies to LASSIE23 and SUMMER SUN, only), MUST be Posted on this Thread, by NOON tomorrow. Thank you. The Cheltenham Executive have decided to switch today's abandoned Cross Country Chase, to 1.15 on Sunday. The revamped CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE, will now be as follows, chronologically: Category 5 - CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE. https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2019-11-16/742277/ LEG 1: GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE (2.25 Cheltenham Sat.) - Selection - https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2019-11-17/745217/ LEG 2: CROSS COUNTRY CHASE (1.15 Cheltenham Sun.) - Selection - https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2019-11-17/742284 LEG 3: GREATWOOD HANDICAP HURDLE (3.00 Cheltenham Sun.) - Selection - STAKE - 3 x 25p EACH WAY Doubles, 25p EACH WAY Treble. I will now check to see if ANTONYBR7, CASSIE/SE12, KIRKCALDY WEATHER and TOMSE12's CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE Selections, have been Declared to run. Regards, Tom.
  3. Thanks to K/W and S/S, for the updates above ^^^^^^. Yes, thankfully Cheltenham has passed that 3 PM Inspection. When I worked in the Bookmaking Industry, I seem to remember that Cheltenham was a quick drying Course. But they did have an awful lot of Rain, yesterday. When the Rain comes from the W/S.W., the South Wales Mountains can act as a bit of a "Rain Shadow", for Cheltenham. But Yesterday's Rain was courtesy of that stalling Occlusion, which dropped an appreciable amount of Rain, over the South Midlands area. But in Ireland, the Going would probably be described as, Good to Soft (slight exaggeration!!). I remember, during a Mid-Winter Freeze-Up, all Racing this side of the Irish Sea was cancelled. The only Racing to survive was in Ireland. Our Credit Office received Pictures and Commentaries from S.I.S. (Satellite Information Services).I think the Meeting was Leopardstown or Punchestown. But the Course was covered in dense Fog and Hoar Frost and yet they still raced, There is no way we would have raced in England, under similar conditions. Made of strong stuff, the Irish!! In a short while, I will Post up the Racing Post links to the Final Declarations, for tomorrow's Competition Races. Regards, Tom.
  4. Morning all, Thankfully conditions are improving at Cheltenham but some "false" ground, is still a concern. See report below: Cheltenham improving but false ground a concern ahead of crunch 3pm inspection | Horse Racing News | Racing Post WWW.RACINGPOST.COM Cheltenham is slowly recovering from the deluge of rain that forced the cancellation of Friday’s fixture with one area pinpointed as the main area of concern ah If tomorrow's and Sunday's Meetings go ahead, the CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE, will survive too. The Cheltenham Executive have decided to switch today's abandoned Cross Country Chase, to 1.15 on Sunday. The revamped CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE, will now be as follows, chronologically: Category 5 - CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE. LEG 1: GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE (2.25 Cheltenham Sat.) - Seection - LEG 2: CROSS COUNTRY CHASE (1.15 Cheltenham Sun.) - Selection - LEG 3: GREATWOOD HANDICAP HURDLE (3.00 Cheltenham Sun.) - Selection - STAKE - 3 x 25p EACH WAY Doubles, 25p EACH WAY Treble. ANTONYBR7, CASSIE/SE12, KIRKCALDY WEATHER and TOMSE12, have already registered their Selections for Category 5. Just waiting on LASSIE23 and SUMMER SUN, who are no doubt waiting on the Result of this Afternoon's 3 PM Inspection and what tomorrow's ground conditions, will be like. I will Post up the Racing Post links to the Final Declarations for tomorrow's Competition Races, once the Result of the 3 PM Inspection at Cheltenham, is known. Regards, Tom.
  5. One last YouTube video, of "Yer Man", Ruby Walsh. Apologies, it's nigh on an hour long. Ruby is talking to Irish Racing Journalist, Gary O'Brien. It's a fascinating insight into the life and career, of a top National Hunt Jockey: Regards, Tom.
  6. Thanks for the above ^^^^^^, Callum. That looks diabolical, very little chance of Racing for the rest of the Weekend at Cheltenham, I would've thought. I think we need a minor miracle!! Regards, Tom.
  7. Thanks S.S., looks pretty grim doesn't it? Here's hoping that Mr.Walsh can bring a change of luck. Below, are another few YouTube clips, about Ruby: Below, the last ride of Ruby Walsh (KEMBOY, Punchestown Gold Cup (April 2019)). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9LkbqZGAkM Now, Ruby's Top 5 Cheltenham Moments: https://youtube.com/watch?v=LhVxch73kY0 Now a tribute from Sir A.P. "The Champ" McCoy, high praise indeed!!: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ka8dljmnaHs And now a humorous "head to head", between Ruby and Father Ted (who is the "spitting image" of my Uncle George (R.I.P.)). Well worth watching but you'll need to listen carefully, as they both have strong Kildare accents. https://youtube.com/watch?v=p9tcEnAL6wQ Can't think that many Jockeys have had songs written about them but Ruby has. Finally, I give you "The Ballad of Ruby Walsh ", by Irish Folk Singer, Christy Moore. https://youtube.com/watch?v=MZESjueJJJQ I hope that Ruby Walsh has a long and successful career as a TV Racing Pundit. He certainly is a National Hunt Legend, in my eyes!! Let's hope we get some Racing at Cheltenham, over the Weekend. Latest Radar images suggest it's starting to move away from the Cheltenham area. Hopefully!! https://en.meteox.com/ Regards, Tom.
  8. Cheltenham Clerk of the Course Simon Claisse has already announced that tomorrow's card, has been abandoned. See Report below: https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/day-one-of-betvictor-gold-cup-meeting-cancelled-due-to-waterlogging/409112 With this amount of "standing water" on the Course, there must now be a serious doubt, about Saturday's Meeting going ahead. I will now introduce a "Contingency Plan", for the CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE: Should Saturday's Meeting survive, you will be allocated an extra Selection in LEG 2 (GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE), and Sunday's, LEG 3 (GREATWOOD HANDICAP HURDLE). Your allocated "Virtual" Stakes will be £2 and revert to 4 x 50p EACH WAY Doubles (2x2). Should Saturday's Meeting also be abandoned, the CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE will be made void. I'm beginning to think that Ruby Walsh hasn't brought the "luck of the Irish", with him. Since the announcement that he will be joining the ITV Racing Team, we've had abandonment after abandonment!! Regards, Tom.
  9. Yes S.S., doesn't look good does it. Let's hope if they can't Race tomorrow, hopefully Saturday or Sunday they have better luck. Regards, Tom.
  10. It was very unusual for Yours Truly to have a Bank Holiday Monday, as my Day off. But Sunderland started to operate a Rota whereby Staff "in turn", were granted a Bank Holiday Monday off. Easter Monday 24th April was to be my Day off. I had remembered the brilliant ride that Ruby Walsh had given PAPILLON, in the Grand National. I said to my Girlfriend, at the time, that we should back the ride of Ruby Walsh in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse (the normal "feature" Race, on Easter Monday). I had £7.50 Each Way on COMMANCHE COURT at 14/1 (half was for my Girlfriend). He had White Colours with Dark Blue horizontal stripe and Dark Blue armbands. Again, Ruby was riding for Father Ted. I believe the Race was shown Live on Channel 4. To this Day, IMO, it was the finest piece of Horsemanship I've witnessed in over 50 Years, of watching National Hunt Racing. Ruby sat as quiet as the proverbial "Church Mouse", ensuring that the Horse conserved his "doubtful" stamina. See Race clip, below: COMMANCHE COURT, had a similar profile to current English Grand National legend, Tiger Roll. Like T.R., C.C. had enough speed to Win the Triumph Hurdle, over 2 Miles and 1 Furlong but also had the stamina to win over, extreme distances. Testimony to a brilliant piece of Training, from Ted Walsh. Regards, Tom.
  11. Morning all, Up very early, it's just gone 5 AM. Very concerned about the amount of Rain, that's fallen in the Cheltenham area overnight. Fortunately, the advanced Going report suggests no worse than, Good to Soft (Soft in places), at the moment. I really hope this very popular 3 Day Meeting, doesn't "fall foul of" this very unsettled spell of Weather. The Meeting will mark the debut of Ruby Walsh, joining the ITV Racing Team. I just want to share a few of my own memories of the man from Kill, in County Kildare. As I've stated on these pages before, Ruby is my all time Favourite, National Hunt ("Jump") Jockey. Ruby exploded onto the Radar of Bookmakers and Punters alike, on April 8th 2000, just short of his 21st Birthday. Walsh was to ride PAPILLON in the Grand National of 2000, for Father Ted - NO, not him. Him - I promise,the last time for that gag!!. This Quote from Wikipedia, re. PAPILLON: "Papillon had started the day with odds of 33–1 but was backed down to 10-1 by the time the race began. He was a first ever ride in the race for 20-year-old jockey Ruby Walsh, and was trained by Ruby's father Ted Walsh. When Papillon crossed the finishing line to win the world's richest steeplechase he became an instant punters' favourite". I was working in the Office of Croydon Credit Bookmakers, Sunderland, at the time. We started trading at 8.30 on that Grand National Morning. We knew we were likely to take an "avalanche" of bets for PAPILLON, as the Horse was the Selection of the Racing Post's, Pricewise Tipster. But we could never have envisaged the amount of money that "came", for the Horse. The 33/1 didn't last long at all but even after "cutting" the Odds of PAPILLON regularly, every "man and his dog", wanted to be "on". Our Clients still wanted to back the Walsh Horse, at 14/1 - 12/1 and they couldn't understand why the Odds of PAPILLON, had shortened so much. I can remember explaining to our Clients, that sheer weight of money had forced us to continually "cut" the Odds of the Horse. Our Clients were still backing the Horse at reduced Odds, at Lunchtime. By the start of the Grand National, we were looking at a huge pay out, if the Horse won. Below, is a YouTube recording of the Grand National of 2000: The win of PAPILLON cost our Company, many of thousands of £'s. I can remember not paying much attention to the run of PAPILLON, as my Son (who worked for Sunderland as well) and myself had backed Mely Moss, who ran very well and finished Second. The Result of the Grand National 2000 was just about the worst Result I can remember, since the Days of RED RUM. The mood in the Office was pretty gloomy, as normally if the Winner had been an unfancied Outsider, our generous Boss normally gave the Staff a small bonus. PAPILLON's win, made that extremely unlikely, and so it proved!! In a short while, I will post up an anecdote of how a few Weeks later backing a "Ruby Horse", benefitted Yours Truly. Regards, Tom.
  12. Many thanks Callum ^^^^^, I'll get those entered up. Regards, Tom.
  13. Listed below, are the Selections of ANTONYBR7, CASSIE/SE12 and TOMSE12, for Category 5 (CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE). ANTONYBR7 Category 5 - CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE. LEG 1: CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham Fri.) - As You Like. LEG 2: GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham Sat.) - Slate House. LEG 3: GREATWOOD HANDICAP HURDLE (Cheltenham Sun.) - Dame De Compagnie. STAKE - 3 x 25p EACH WAY Doubles, 25p EACH WAY Treble. CASSIE/SE12 Category 5 - CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE. LEG 1: CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham Fri.) -Kingswell Theatre. LEG 2: GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham Sat.) - Us And Them. LEG 3: GREATWOOD HANDICAP HURDLE (Cheltenham Sun.) - Monsieur Lecoq. STAKE - 3 x 25p EACH WAY Doubles, 25p EACH WAY Treble. TOMSE12 Category 5 - CHELTENHAM NOVEMBER TRIXIE. LEG 1: CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham Fri.) - Blue Templar. LEG 2: GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE (Cheltenham Sat.) - Count Meribel. LEG 3: GREATWOOD HANDICAP HURDLE (Cheltenham Sun.) - Quoi De Neuf. STAKE - 3 x 25p EACH WAY Doubles, 25p EACH WAY Treble. Regards, Tom
  14. It was my Wife's 54th Birthday yesterday and we had a lovely Family celebratory meal, on Sunday My Wife dug out some photos of herself, back in the day. Think they are a lovely reminder, for my Wife. In the one below, she is 20 and before I knew her. She had just given birth to her baby Daughter, some 10 minutes earlier. Think she looks incredibly good for a lady, who has just experienced childbirth. That's her Brother with her. Now my Wife, some 6 Months later, in her blonde phase. and with her Daughter, at 6 Months - Think I prefer my Wife as a Brunette, though. She was a Brunette when I first "clapped" eyes on her, standing next to the Baguettes, in Waitrose back in August 1999. It's amazing what you could pick up in Waitrose in those Days, even a prospective Wife. This time last Week, we went to pop into the same Waitrose, to do a bit of shopping. But sadly the Store had closed down, a few Days earlier. It was part of mine and Colette's history and both our Families. It's now to be replaced by a Lidls. Regards, Tom
  15. Just want to Post up a YouTube clip of last Saturday's Feature Race, the Badger Beers Silver Trophy at Wincanton and won by the Sir Alex Ferguson owned, GIVE ME A COPPER: Regards, Tom.
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