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    We'll never really know how good Douvan is, real shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double J View Post
    Soft as they come these French breds.
    Like Kauto Star and Edredon Bleu ?

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    I think we found out he good he was when UDS ran him into the ground - good but not as good as hyped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardross View Post
    I think we found out he good he was when UDS ran him into the ground - good but not as good as hyped.
    They gave UDS a free lead that day, a dangerous thing to do.
    Douvan was so tall and so narrow as a young horse that in hindsight it is some feat to keep him sound as long as they did.

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    I do wonder if UDS is incredibly underrated*. He's probably one of my favourite horses in training at the moment [along with DingDing of course....]. * perhaps under appreciated is a better description...

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    Double Shuffle is back home safe and sound at the Tom George yard having spent the night at Rainbow Equine Hospital in Malton on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    Double Shuffle is back home safe and sound at the Tom George yard having spent the night at Rainbow Equine Hospital in Malton on Saturday.
    Good news, that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardross View Post
    I think we found out he good he was when UDS ran him into the ground - good but not as good as hyped.
    Sorry mate but that is complete and utter tosh. When he was right he was a monster who covered the last 4 fences in his Arkle about 6 lengths faster than Sprinter Sacre and on slower ground.


    He was injured and has never been the same simple as
    Formely Fist of Fury

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    ex Champion Bumper winner Alexander Banquet has passed away aged 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    ex Champion Bumper winner Alexander Banquet has passed away aged 25
    Did this horse run in a few Grand Nationals? Sure it did. I remember backing as a nipper due to my favourite Preston footballer being Graham Alexander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanlic View Post
    Sorry mate but that is complete and utter tosh. When he was right he was a monster who covered the last 4 fences in his Arkle about 6 lengths faster than Sprinter Sacre and on slower ground.


    He was injured and has never been the same simple as
    Had that race been run at the pace of the QMCC you would have a point . It wasn’t - he cracked when it was served up to him by Grade 1 chasers.

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    Shared Equity in a “training incident”


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    May the light always find you on a dreary day. When you need to be home, may you find your way.
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    Cliffs of Moher 😞😞😞
    May the light always find you on a dreary day. When you need to be home, may you find your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    Double Shuffle is back home safe and sound at the Tom George yard having spent the night at Rainbow Equine Hospital in Malton on Saturday.
    https://www.racinguk.com/news/double...wetherby-scare

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    Quote Originally Posted by trudij View Post
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    Also The Pentagon

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    Gordon Elliott's Master Of Tara at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chroniclandlord View Post
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    Dead? Surely not?!

    The bastert still owes me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Orchid View Post
    Dead? Surely not?!

    The bastert still owes me!

    Yes, DO. He died during trackwork in Australia on Monday
    Alcohol, because no good story ever started with "I was eating this salad..."

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