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    Mares in Racing

    Looking at today's entries in Wexford - there are two potentially very good mares entered up

    Forge Meadow for Jessie and Crack Tiepy

    Throw in the very top class Annie and VVM and a host of other Mullins mares

    Henderson's Kotikova is apparently a bit special too

    Has there ever been a time with so many good mares about?
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    I've taken Crack Tiepy on today, with John Neilan's Hunters Call.

    Mullins generally knows what he is doing of course, but she is a 1/2 chance, yet was beaten in both starts over Hurdles in France; her only win in 8 Rules outings to-date, coming over fences in the Provinces over 2m5f in heavy ground. Whilst she gets all the concessions today, she has to be taken-on at that price, and the 8/1 available about Hunters Call looks fair enough to me, given he has won both a Bumper and a Maiden Hurdle (over inadequate 2m), in his four Rules starts.
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    VVM has such an attractive mark over fences, maybe one day they will have the character to run her in something decent

    I don't know an awful lot about Crack Tiepy today but she would be around evens if she was trained elsewhere
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    That Airlie Beach is a somewhat useful mare too
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    I've taken Crack
    It's not big and it's not clever but it explains a lot.

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    Miss de Champdoux, La Segnora, Formosa Joana Has, De Bon Coeur, Hippomene are all fillies/mares who've beaten the geldings in the top races in France in recent years and going back a bit further Grivette & Princesse d'Anjou.

    I'm sure many slip through the net in the UK/Ireland as there has been a limited program for them in the past so breeders don't register them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gus View Post
    It's not big and it's not clever but it explains a lot.
    The cheek of it.

    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Stamp View Post
    Grivette
    This bint should never be mentioned in polite circles, Martin.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Crack Tiepy

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    Never in doubt, really.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Hopefully she is treated more Annie and Less VVM

    The green and pinl c*nt has no interest in breeding them so should be racing them
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Wasn't impressed with Crack Tiepy.
    Given the weight allowance and opposition looked very ordinary

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    That Airlie Beach is a somewhat useful mare too
    As with most things, Mr Mullins was well ahead of the game in anticipating the improved mares programme and recognising that the 7lb mares allowance is excessive. For the last year or so, I've concentrated on mares because of this and the potential broodmare value.
    Airlie Beach was going to be entered in the Monksfield on Sunday but they've decided to concentrate on the Royal Bond. I understand the logic that she's already won a G3 so the percentage bet is to go for a G1, especially with the generous mares allowance but I'm still to be convinced that she's capable of her best form over 2 miles. However, in Willie we trust so fingers crossed.
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    Forge Meadow set for the Royal Bond

    Aim high and make use of that allowance
    Last edited by granger; 23rd November 2016 at 12:14 PM.
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Delighted for Joe Doyle to have a good horse again...a great man to talk horses with you in his pub in Ballon. He co-owned the good chaser Central House with John Kenny a few years back.

    The way the programme book is now, there's not much in the way of eligible races for a winner of one so your hand is kind of forced. Don't think her jumping will be sharp enough over 2m against the geldings but hope she does them proud. She will definitely be winning more races this season.

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    Augusta Kate running 2pm Thurles, should be very interesting

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    She got a nice word in WPM stable tour - don't see her troubling the boys but will win some races
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    snow leopardess shocking jumping but won easily. hmmm

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    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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