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    Watched Peter Thomas (brains trust/selection committee member) decry the rating of flyingbolt with no arguement other than he doesn't believe it. Guess if you have made up your mind that Sprinter Sacre was the best it doesn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by an capall View Post
    Ola David. You could indeed be correct.

    Alternatively: it could be because I am not thinking straight because i am very worried about my hero Maduro and the neo-liberal military/industrial complex global plot to oust him.
    Or both

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    Michael Dickinson today rates
    1 Flyingbolt
    2 Badsworth Boy
    3 Sprinter Sacre ?

    Interesting for me to read that Kauto Star was the first chaser to be top rated at 2miles, 2m 4f and 3 miles at the same time.
    Pearlyman kept Desert Orchid off the 2 mile list in his time.
    The debate continues.

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    Does anyone realize that Flyingbolt's rating of 210 is based on him running in only 2 x 3miles plus chases?

    He never faced anything like Cue Card UDS and no way on this Planet did he come across anything within 2 stone of Sprinter Sacre.

    The 2 mile CC was so bad he went off at huge odds on shortest in history I belkive,

    Dunkirk was dead and his superior Bouna Notte had been stepped up in trip and went on to actually beat Arkle.

    Putting his name at the top is nonsense.

    Sprinter destroyed a Champion Chase winner by 13 lengths a horse that should be a CH winner and the horse that Flyingbolt beat would have got within 10 lengths of Sizing Europe




    Think about this..what make MD a good judge he was 14 years old when Flyingbolt won the QMCC

    We have been brainwashed for years about these horses time to get real
    Formely Fist of Fury

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    Any poll of 2-mile chasers which has Master Minded rated higher than both Moscow Flyer and Altior, isn’t fit for polishing hoops.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

    SlimChance, March 2018

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    Jeez Grassy where have you been? Surely work hasn't finally interfered?!

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    if the messiah comes and just makes points as factual as that, we should rejoice Maruco

    Absolute tosh from the RP

    Surprised segal didn't find a way to get Min number 1
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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