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I made one of my extremely infrequent bets on something outside of W.A. Of course it was a W.A horse. I rarely take short odds either but after looking at the opposition, evens looked to be a great price. Won like a $1.05 chance. 
 Nice horse who looks to be a stayer of immense promise.

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  • thefalconthefalcon    16,008 posts
    more info pls rodent...
  • RodentRodent    4,992 posts
    Originally with Justin Warwick. Debuted over 1675m at Bunbury where it led and walked in by over 6 lengths.
     Went to Pat Carey and just had its next start over 1600m at Echuca in a BM70. Led at a canter and won by 6 lengths again. Bred to be very stout. May even make it to the highest level over a trip.
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,727 posts
    It’s been in the black book since April. They bet $3.80 :D
  • hashhash    6,441 posts
    Same here

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  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,727 posts
    Shame about the sctatchings...cost us dearly. Nothing was beating it
  • RodentRodent    4,992 posts
    I don't bother black booking $1.60 shots that win by 6. Yesterday I just thought about the horse and lo and behold saw that it was in today.
     Fluke that I saw it. No fluke that I backed it. Not knowing the form over there I will just admire from afar from here in. 
  • PCPC    1,520 posts
    This WA stayer could have potential. Now with trainer Pat Carey.

    Won by six lengths in it's debut in the Eastern states (Victoria).


    https://www.racing.com/news/2019-06-16/news--impi-impresses-landing-echuca-plunge

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  • paraleticparaletic    3,230 posts
    I know very little about the sire, Crowded House.
  • thefalconthefalcon    16,008 posts
    is it owned by mr. delroy?
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,727 posts
    yes.
  • DamienWyerDamienWyer    7,032 posts
    edited June 17
    Crowded House is not getting a lot of mares, which in itself is not that surprising as he is located in Berrima, South of Sydney a couple of hundred km's from The Hunter. But at a quick glance, they seem to be mostly Trevor's. Impi is from his first crop and therein probably lies the problem. They take a long time to get there and most of Australia believes in the sales houses mantra of quick return. Of course quick returns will probably never win a Caulfield or Melbourne Cup ever again, but it is the overwhelming majority of breeding decisions made in this country.
  • ChelseaChelsea    1,330 posts
    Have a look at the trials at Belmont on Friday,Batoka Gorge is a full sister to Impi.
    It’s gonna take time,a whole lot of precious time.
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,727 posts
    in contrast... Impi's trials were outstanding but over further. 
  • RodentRodent    4,992 posts
    TheDiva said:

    in contrast... Impi's trials were outstanding but over further. 

    ...but Impi didn't trial until an autumn 4yo.
  • RodentRodent    4,992 posts
    edited June 18
    Other notables by Crowded House...Alexandria won over 1600m on debut at Bendigo. Algiers won a mile race at Pakenham by 5.5L and Parliament (a last start winner over 2000m) has won 4 from 9.
     They obviously get a trip and look like they take time. One for the patient owner with deep pockets.

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  • thefalconthefalcon    16,008 posts
    love to get one and test my (and my mates) patience. but would have to leave him/her east.
    we here in WA have NO staying races, they throw a 2000/2200 m in now and again the 3200m WA Cup (whatever its called) is a joke...half a mile from 1st to last.
    what happened to the winter stayer races...the edgar meeres..I've forgotten the others which culminated in the 2400m winter cup.
    notice nsw and vic have 1 or 2 staying races on every Saturday programme.
    are we sucking up to race fast horses...if so, and I think it is, we should be ashamed of ourselves.

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  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,727 posts
    nommed for two races Saturday at Caulfield over 1600m and 1800m. 
  • RodentRodent    4,992 posts
    Impi only a 67 rater but nommed for a 90+ at Flemington this Saturday 2000m and a 74+ at Randwick over 1800m. Randwick more suitable for mine.

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  • thefalconthefalcon    16,008 posts
    that's cos you can duck across the road and have a gander, rodent.... ;)
  • tonytony    1,835 posts
    Accepted Flemington only
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,727 posts
    opened $3 in a more than handy field... 
  • thefalconthefalcon    16,008 posts
    who rides, diva?
  • RodentRodent    4,992 posts
    thefalcon said:

    that's cos you can duck across the road and have a gander, rodent.... ;)

    If he ever runs at Canterbury, you'd be right  ;)
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,727 posts
    D Oliver.
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    7,485 posts
    Will be scratched Saturday and spelled
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,727 posts
    edited July 4
    yep, already scratched... 
  • RodentRodent    4,992 posts
    What the hell is Impi doing in a 1200m race today? Seems odd given he debuted over 1675m and bolted in.
  • RodentRodent    4,992 posts
    He bolted in. This horse is pretty special. There'd be a few hoping he doesn't come back for the Perth Cup.

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