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    Joseph O'Brien Over Jumps

    Running a 29% strike rate for the season.

    Can anyone shed more light on the operation?

    How much time can he actually dedicate to them? Are they being trained in Piltown or tipp?

    i know Robbie Powers father was assisting with training a few for him.

    I though he had only JP horses but he has a few private owners too
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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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    Very unlucky with a novice chaser today at Navan. Edwulf. Was about to win in the style of a Graded chaser.

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    Cold stone certainty next time out if placed cautiously.
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    Didn't think he was going to get up.nlooked bad but saw him on his feet at the end.

    he travelled very strongly

    Is a good beginners at Leop in a few weeks that the ill fated Liz Doyle horse won last year
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    Joseph training them - all out of yard Shay Barry has now vacated in piltown

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    Quote Originally Posted by an capall View Post
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    Yep, that's the fella
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    How big do people think Joseph can get?

    Looks like JP will supply him with a few promising bullets.

    I would think it is one thing training a few ex flat types to win a few hurdle races, it will be another thing to have horses in contention in the handicap chases and graded scene of that spectrum
    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 granger View Post
    How big do people think Joseph can get?

    Looks like JP will supply him with a few promising bullets.

    I would think it is one thing training a few ex flat types to win a few hurdle races, it will be another thing to have horses in contention in the handicap chases and graded scene of that spectrum
    Very big.

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    His career path will be interesting -I'd say he will cut his teeth with jumpers and handicaps on the flat-might be worth avoiding any skinny ones he has in flat maidens.

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    I think he will be a great trainer

    and likely to do very well with hurdlers from the beginning.

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    I'll be interested to see his patronage outside of JP.

    Coolmore have Walk in The Park now as a sire, so some of his offspring will find their way to Piltown.
    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 granger View Post
    I'll be interested to see his patronage outside of JP.

    Coolmore have Walk in The Park now as a sire, so some of his offspring will find their way to Piltown.
    I'll be interested to see how Fame & Glory's offspring fare in a year or 2
    He Could turn out some nice jumping stock.

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    Maybe there's a parallel with John Ferguson - that he's fed mostly cast-offs from powerful flat stables and can't find a chaser amongst them?
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    I wonder how pissed off Ricci still is after the great Vatour caper?
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    So mad that he is going to take it out on poor Joseph O'Brien?
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    I could JOB farming the Triumph hurdle over the next 10 years.

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    Personally I'd love to see JOB do a DK Weld and hold back Group 1 horses for obscure maiden's at big Summer Festival meetings
    Hurricane Fly - whatever he runs in he wins

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    I interviewed the owner of a very well bred ex-Fabre/O'Brien horse after it struggled home in a Maiden P2P last month, he's a half-brother to a notable addition to the NH stallion ranks that Coolmore had - speaking to them and hearing about their fellas breathing problems I wouldn't want to touch the offspring of this sire with a 35 foot stick so will be interesting to see if JOB gets any of these for bumpers.

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    Remember the days when we used to say things like they should enter that thing of AOB's in next years Triumph Hurdle?

    Is this going to be another John Ferguson type operation or a real attempt at building a proper NH racing stable challenging WPM for the title
    Formely Fist of Fury

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