The horse racing thread

This one will probably only be me! :joy:

Still, if anyone else wants to discuss horse racing, feel free to pop in!

Hey cynical. I’m glad there’s finally somewhere we can discuss horse racing. Interesting to see how pinatubo goes again at the mile in the Prix de Moulin de Longchamp. I’m hoping one of Andre Fabre’s runners will topple him.

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Yay! I’m not the only one who is interested in racing!

Do you think that Doyle gave Pinatubo too much to do?

Yeah I thought Doyle’s decision to sit back and let Circus Maximus and Persian King steal a break cost him the race in the end. Pinatubo’s closing sectionals were lightning quick so a group 1 at a mile could be well within his grasp very soon. I had a nice little collect on Persian King though so I’m not complaining :grinning:

Pyledriver should be favourite for this Saturday’s St Leger. Won impressively at both Royal Ascot and York and was not the only one to disappoint in the Derby in between. Switched off beautifully on the Knavesmire; don’t see why he shouldn’t stay the extra two furlongs.

If he’d been trained by Gosden, Stoute or AOB he’d be nearer evens.

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Agreed. He seems to always fly under the radar as he went off 10/1 at York and 18/1 when he won at Royal Ascot. I thought the way in which he won at York which was mightily impressive would be enough to see him clear favourite for this, yet the bookies have slightly overlooked him again.

Interesting to see if Ghaiyyath can maintain his winning run in the Irish Champion Stakes.

So sad to hear that the multiple classic winning jockey and nine-time Irish champion rider Pat Smullen has passed away from pancreatic cancer at only 43 years of age.

My most sincere condolences to his family and friends.


Excellent ride by Bryony Frost in the King George today.

I’m sure there are plenty of connections asking themselves why they let her have such an easy lead on Frodon, but hindsight is always 20/20 vision.