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Are the Stipes being consistent or reasonable? We say not always.

Ashton Arries drives Kingsmead to a good win

Take the case of last Friday’s Greyville winner Kingsmead…

Excerpt from the Stipes report:

Trainer M Roberts appeared before the Board with regard to the improved performance of KINGSMEAD (*A Arries) the winner. The Board noted that this gelding was found to be not striding out in his two previous starts. Trainer Roberts further explained that this gelding was, in his opinion, better suited to the fitting of blinkers and the shorter distance of 1000 metres tonight. He also explained that this gelding’s merit rating had dropped significantly. He was advised to race this gelding over similar distances and equipped in a similar manner in his future engagements. Mr Roberts’ attention was drawn to the Rules pertaining to “in and out” running.

The SP best handicapped runner had only had 3 runs since his debut win when he won again paying R10 odd on the Tote.

Yet the Stipes saw need to summon trainer Muis Roberts…

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2 comments on “Just Not Cricket”

  1. They did With Bridget Stidolph’s runner in the last at Borrowdale too.

    Too far last run. Dropped 4lb likes soft going and the 1260 trip. Was handicapped with a big chance on form over the Ask the stipes if they can read something called form

  2. Mr Roberts through Dees let everyone know that the horse would have a good run. I believe he let it be known on course as well. You must know how sore my rear still is almost a week later. Never kick yourself too hard.

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