*Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by westhamdave1 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:09 pm

r99c wrote:
I had a strong feeling you'd pick him with 'clouds' in the name! :wink:
Hi Richard, time for me to come clean .... one of my best mates is the nephew of Trevor Hemmings and I have followed all of the Hemmings horses for a few years now. Obviously with betting rules being what they are Trevor is as straight and honest as they come and has NEVER told my mate that one of his horses WILL win. In 2015 I convinced myself that Many Clouds would go close and backed him TWICE @ 33/1 !!! The day he died we were inconsolable, particularly after the way he had fought back beat Thistlecrack. I thought Vintage Clouds had suffered the same fate today but it appears he has thankfully survived.

Thanks again for organising this fantastic competition

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by neathiron » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:25 pm

Was so tempted to do an e/w bet on Magic Of Light who finished 2nd. Would have been a nice return even though I don't put big money on my bets. Superb race though, watched it in my local boozer, full house and a great atmosphere. Picked 5 horses because Skybet were paying 5 places, thought I'd try and cover my bets. Could only manage 7th and 15th though out of the two that finished. I don't normally visit the Sports Bar forum on here much but will be visiting more regular. Thanks r99c, look forward to the next competition.

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by sicknote » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:28 pm

:thup:


well the next competition should be on thursday, wont be horses and jockeys


it'll be golfers and caddys

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by neathiron » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:19 pm

sicknote wrote::thup:


well the next competition should be on thursday, wont be horses and jockeys


it'll be golfers and caddys
I'm in, love my Golf :thup: Hoping for a better performance though.

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:21 am

What a horse Tiger Roll is. Like others after Cheltenham I thought he had a great shout of emulating Red Rum with back to back Nationals, but there is always the worry that anything can happen at Aintree. Although there were a couple of fences where his nose rubbed the turf on landing, in fairness once they set out on the second lap Tiger Roll was in cruise control and Davy Russell steered him home superbly. He has improved considerably since last year, could he return next year and do something even the mighty Rummy never managed, three on the spin? Tall order but if he carries on improving he has a great chance.
On a personal note I saved my bacon today with a score at 5/1 and covered my losses for the week and ended up in profit after a couple of awful days punting.

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by djbubbles » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:12 am

Apparently Gordon Elliott said in an interview earlier that Tiger Roll will be retired after the cross country race at Cheltenham next year. Didnt see the interview myself.

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by r99c » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:29 am

djbubbles wrote:Apparently Gordon Elliott said in an interview earlier that Tiger Roll will be retired after the cross country race at Cheltenham next year. Didnt see the interview myself.
Wouldn’t take that comment too seriously as they said Apples Jade wouldn’t go to the Champion Hurdle before changing their mind a day later.

What a legend.

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by r99c » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:22 am

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Congratulations to Balhamite

He was the model of consistency with a very strong first day and managed to bag lots of places throughout, holding off the challenge of patricklambe who had 2 more winners, but struggled to find those places in the other races. A couple of late charges were made, but it wasn't quite enough.

Thanks all for taking part :scarfer:

And for one final time, three cheers for Tiger Roll :D

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by patricklambe » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:33 am

brilliant competition r99c.

Congrats to Balhamite

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by sicknote » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:53 am

Thank you r99c


Well done Balhamite

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:45 pm

Congratulations Balhamite on consistent picks, tough luck on patricklambe with 9 winners only coming second!
Thanks again to r99c for taking the time to run it.

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by djbubbles » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:33 pm

Really enjoyed the competition.
Thanks to r99

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by nt_hammer » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:48 pm

Thanks r99c, a great competition and well done to Balhamite for his win.

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by vladikavkaz » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:24 pm

Thanks for the comp. Goes to show form is temporary, lack of class is permanent, with my last day reverting to type.

Cheers

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by Balhamite » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:41 am

Beginners luck on my part, I think. Just wish I had backed some of them......

Thanks r99c for organizing, I enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:44 am

westhamdave1 wrote: In 2015 I convinced myself that Many Clouds would go close and backed him TWICE @ 33/1 !!! The day he died we were inconsolable, particularly after the way he had fought back beat Thistlecrack. I thought Vintage Clouds had suffered the same fate today but it appears he has thankfully survived.
After his great showing at the Cheltenham meeting in March I too backed Many Clouds at 33/1 - I was delirious as he crossed the finishing line at Aintree , a week later I backed Wayward Prince also at 33/1 in the Scottish Grand National - the look on the lad's face at the Bookies in Inverness when I went to pick up my winnings was something to behold , a bit like that Bookie in Still Game when Winston picks up his . :)

Here's a tribute to Many Clouds , what a supreme racer he was -

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Re: *Aintree 2019 Racing Competition*

Post by carlokilkennie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 pm

Top tipping Balhamite. Cheers r99c :thup:

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