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Dock

Cheltenham Festival 2010 (MCR)

This week. Biggest event of the British jump season. The best horses over the best course for jumpers in the country. Between Teusday and Friday more than a hundred thousand (most of those are our Irish bretheren) will descend on Gloucestershire for this annual racing and betting frenzy. Some big races including the Champion Hurdle, The Queen Mother Champion Chase, and last but defo not least, The Cheltenham Gold Cup. All the season's talk has featured on two horses in this last race: Kauto Star ,ridden by Ruby Walsh and Denman, ridden by Tony McCoy (McCoy last year notched up his 3000th win). I personally think Kauto Star will win it, because the conditions are perfect for him. But in jump racing you never can tell, and I certainly can't because I'm a much bigger enthusiast for flat racing. All racing throughout the week will be covered on CH4. That is all.

The odds are way too short for it to be worth a bet on the two favorites, so you'd be better going with an each way on one of the other runners. I personally like one called Tricky Trickster thats in that race. It's trained by Paul Nicholls who also trains the two favorites, and is ridden by Barry Geraghty.
Foo Whiter

So come on Dock you gonna put up your selections on a daily basis?  I might have a punt!
Dock

Foo Whiter wrote:
So come on Dock you gonna put up your selections on a daily basis? I might have a punt!


Frankly, no FooFoo. I'll only be studying the form on Wednesday and Friday as those are the days I'll be watching it due to other commitments. Jumps really aren't my thang anyway, I'm counting down to the flat season. But it'll be good to watch the Gold Cup just to see those two up against each other, cos they are probably the best two horses in their field (scuse the pun).  
Foo Whiter

Dock wrote:
Foo Whiter wrote:
So come on Dock you gonna put up your selections on a daily basis? I might have a punt!


Frankly, no FooFoo. I'll only be studying the form on Wednesday and Friday as those are the days I'll be watching it due to other commitments. Jumps really aren't my thang anyway, I'm counting down to the flat season. But it'll be good to watch the Gold Cup just to see those two up against each other, cos they are probably the best two horses in their field (scuse the pun).


Fair Do's

*makes chicken noise *
Dock

I'd rather be a chicken than a turkey who bets on predictions from a halfhead like me who knows farck all about jump racing. My season starts in May FooFoo.

*trys to resist*

Kin' ell, alright then lets have a go. Big race today the 3.20 Champion Hurdle. I'll go wth Medermit ridden by Choc Thornton. 8/1 Each Way.

*waits for fall at first fence*  
Forest

I'll go for Punjabi then, haven't a clue about the geegees.
Dock

Forest wrote:
I'll go for Punjabi then, haven't a clue about the geegees.


They hit big in the 60's with some big chart successes, but really hit the bigtime when they featured on the soundtrack for the Saturday Night Fever, er, soz Fozdyke. Wrong end of stick again.
Forest

Dock wrote:
Forest wrote:
I'll go for Punjabi then, haven't a clue about the geegees.


They hit big in the 60's with some big chart successes, but really hit the bigtime when they featured on the soundtrack for the Saturday Night Fever, er, soz Fozdyke. Wrong end of stick again.


as I posted that I knew there was gonna be a beegees gag somewhere  
Foo Whiter

Too late I'm on kyber Jim
Foo Whiter

I mean Kim (damn predictive text )
Dock

Binocular. Kin'ell, great finish from Tony McCoy, there was none of the others to touch it. Great race.

Foo got second.
Forest

Binocular - should have seen that coming
Foo Whiter

Just following Ginger Bruce at work. Only had a pound on just for abit of interest
Dock

Foo Whiter wrote:
Just following Ginger Bruce at work. Only had a pound on just for abit of interest


Lets get this straight, you work with a hybrid of the bass player and drummer from Cream?

Anyway Foo, shame on you. You should back your own judgement. Both in betting and more importantly, in life.
Forest

Stop giving him ammunition Foo, he'll only turn it into a gag about a 60's band
Dock

Kin got me started now.    4.00 Cheltenham: Cornish Sett ridden by Nick Schofield. 40/1 each way.
Foo Whiter

Silver birch 75p e/w tip off marigold on press 4.
Dock

Happy St. Patricks Day to one and all!    

Through the bad influence of FooFoo, I've been looking at todays runners and riders. Some big fields today, so only looked at the 2.40 and the 3.20.

I'll go with:

2.40 Citizen Vic ridden by Ruby Walsh. 12-1 Each Way.

3.20 Forpadydeplasterer ridden by Tony McCoy. 10-1 Each Way.
Foo Whiter

Not at work today down to my last 1.50 after my football double let me down last night bloody Chelsea & Southampton. Might risk it all on CV then dockster
Dock

Foo Whiter wrote:
Not at work today down to my last 1.50 after my football double let me down last night bloody Chelsea & Southampton. Might risk it all on CV then dockster


Don't do it on my say so. Again I state for the record, I know nada about the jumps. Those are my selections for fun as I'm going to be enjoying the CH4 coverage with a cup of tea and a side order of a Yum Yum from Greggs.

If you are going to gamble the food out of your childrens mouths, I want nothing to do with it.  
Foo Whiter

No sweat its 1.50 dude it couldn't even by them a happy meal.  The sad thing is I was gonna bang it on milner to score anytime last night for Villa & I forgot
Foo Whiter

Citizen Vic fell i was doing well though, nevermind always next year.
Forest

Dock wrote:
Foo Whiter wrote:
Not at work today down to my last 1.50 after my football double let me down last night bloody Chelsea & Southampton. Might risk it all on CV then dockster


Don't do it on my say so. Again I state for the record, I know nada about the jumps. Those are my selections for fun as I'm going to be enjoying the CH4 coverage with a cup of tea and a side order of a Yum Yum from Greggs.
If you are going to gamble the food out of your childrens mouths, I want nothing to do with it.


I love those things, seriously fattening though.
bearing

Shop of the devil!
Dock

Foo Whiter wrote:
Citizen Vic fell i was doing well though, nevermind always next year.


Got a nice second with Forpadydeplasterer. CV was leading until the second from last fence. I noticed from the camera angle that the horse lay motionless after the fall, where as usual there's a flurry of back leg activity. I expected the worst, and half an hour later they reported on CH4 that they'd had to destroy the poor thing.

R.I.P. C.V.  
Dock

Day three, and no sign of Foo. Have him and the Foo family been thrown in the Workhouse cos he's done the housekeeping in on some shit nags n' that?  
Foo Whiter

I was in bed Dock on nights tonight on overtime. Im just going to collect the 2 year old from the pit where he's worked a full day due to your naff tips. A slice of bread twice round the sink for tea as well. Times are hard tha knows!
Dock

It's the biggie today FooFoo. 270,000 smackeroonies to the winning trainer, a nice 27,000 for the winning jockey, and for the winning horse, er, some fresh hay.

I'm going to go with Tricky Trickster. 16/1 each way.

http://www.racingpost.com/horses2...e_id=496768&r_date=2010-03-19
Foo Whiter

"Oh its on baby, its on like Donkey Kong"

2.50 e/w tricky trickster @ SP. Pity i might not see it as ive gotta pick the eldest up from school.
Dock

Foo Whiter wrote:
"Oh its on baby, its on like Donkey Kong"

2.50 e/w tricky trickster @ SP. Pity i might not see it as ive gotta pick the eldest up from school.


And the young un' from the pit.
bearing

He wuz wupped!
Dock

bearing wrote:
He wuz wupped!


That he was. But a great race though. For someone who only really likes flat racing, I really enjoyed the festival this year, and hats off to CH4 for some great coverage and behind the scenes features.

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