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Ascot R3. Carbine Club Of W.a. Stakes -  1 January 1970 preview

Ascot R3. Carbine Club Of W.a. Stakes - 1 January 1970

Terry Leighton | Wed 22 November, 2017






Quite an amazing stat in this event with all 9 runners coming out of different races. We have: Northam Cup, RJ Peters Stakes, Colonel Reeves, Ascot Gold Cup, Prince Of Wales, Asian Beau & three different 72+ events. Form lines become a near impossibility! So let’s have a look at each runner:

Zarantz – Second last in the Northam Cup doesn’t look like a huge run (and it wasn’t a huge run), but he did clock the second quickest last 600m for that event. Fair to say it was a very funnily run race. He has had more trainers than hot dinners with Adam Durrant taking over from a list which includes Grant Williams, Lindsey Smith, Justin Warwick & Simon Miller. Might be time to perhaps suggest the horse has found it’s level. A real unknown, but is the best weighted horse in this event. A win would not be a total surprise, but probably needs further.

Properantes – Has always promised to win a big one and finally took that step with a fairly comfortable victory in the RJ Peters Stakes. Don’t think the drop to 1400m suits, though has drawn the right gate to find out. Another who can win.

It’s It – Doesn’t appear to have come back from a two month lay off. 1100m to 1400m probably not in it’s favour either. Should lead.

Bollywood Blitz – Another horse who has had more trainers than Jelena Dokic. Liked his run in the Ascot Gold Cup but don’t know if he is a true listed horse. His one win in a feature was when defeating Macavity. Will look to race closer to the speed here.

Mr Utopia – Comfortably the most interesting runner in the field. Returned from a 13 month spell with a slashing effort over the unsuitable 1000m in the Prince Of Wales when running the quickest last 600m. The Wolfe team have obviously been extremely patient with him and I really don’t know how to place him in this field. Second up off such a lengthy break poses some question marks but does have the ability.

Tradesman – I thought he qualified for the Railway? That’s odd. Still may get a start when Todd Harvey turns up Variation’s stables at 3am to ‘wish him good luck’ in the big race. Should be winning this if fit. Is the class, has the draw, has the jockey and is awfully unlucky not to be in a Railway Stakes. Looks one of the better bets on the program. Shouldn’t be much above $2.

Django – Love the movie. Not the horse.

Zuccheros – Would have a similarly short spiel as Django though The Wizard is on. Isn’t the worst. Probably the second worst, but a forward showing would not surprise me.

War God – Not a listed horse, though will appreciate the senior stronger jockey going back on board.

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hash 27 Nov | Posts: 7333

not sure who he is or how well he tips but.... Aaron Mills� top three to follow from Ascot November 25There were some excellent runs in the Group I Railway Stakes on Saturday however one stands head and shoulders above the others as we head towards the Ki...

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Ridersonthestorm33 26 Nov | Posts: 10316

@Chelsea not a bad Tab double dividend on your two selections...Great Shot - Push To Pass $1457. One of the bigger double dividends have seen for awhile.

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Tivers 26 Nov | Posts: 7689

Doesn�t say anything re 7 days in the rule quoted ? What they have done this time is specified must trial twice, which will force the 7 days (+) obviously...

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RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 14762

the person that I chatted with was talking about failing to load...But whatever it was, under LR64(a) it is up to the stewards to impose those sanctions and in Sophia's instance they chose to allow it to trial on the Monday and then race on the Saturday in an ...

User Fastmoney

Fastmoney 26 Nov | Posts: 4685

Maybe the 7 day stand downs are for a scratching by the vet (different to failing to load).2 different circumstances, perhaps interpreted as the same thing.

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RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 14762

Nor can I, but others have to wait at least a week to trial, to be cleared to race again....It may be a special condition the stewards have put on for whatever reason..I think this covers it....and once again it is up to the stewards, "lets pl...

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Fastmoney 26 Nov | Posts: 4685

 I am reliably informed (haven't checked it as i don't really know where to look) that when this happens you CAN NOT trial the horse within 7 days of the race.Even if it was a rule (don`t think it is), as long as you are cleared prior to nominating, can`t...

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RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 14762

So the Guineas.....and Sophia's Secret.She was scratched at the barriers in the Champions Fillies due to failing to load. I am reliably informed (haven't checked it as i don't really know where to look) that when this happens you CAN NOT trial the horse within...

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thefalcon 26 Nov | Posts: 19490

hashie you can shout me a few  :!!

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hash 25 Nov | Posts: 7333

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