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Bridge Defends His Title!

Vodacom Durban July runner confirms authority

Rainbow Bridge stalked a competent field in the Gr1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge and was never in doubt as he loomed over them the whole way round.

With stake earnings now over R8 million, the son of Ideal World and Halfway To Heaven’s 134 rating all but guarenteed to hold back the field. Originally a R300,000 purchase from Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein to the late Mr MC Gerber, the Rattray’s chose extremely well to try and get to their missing July win, ironically winning two Mets on his journey.

Luke Ferraris seals the hattrick on Rainbow Bridge (Pic- Candiese Lenferna)

In a race last won back-to-back in 2012/13 by Variety Club, Rainbow Bridge affirms that elite status of ratings at 130 in a race with a roll of honour that includes many, many, July winners.

Luke Ferraris who now has 3 wins and two 2nds from 5 runs with Rainbow Bridge said, “It’s a credit to Mr Sands’ team to manage a horse that has it’s quirks”. He chirped that his plan went awry when he lost his cover in the race, but he was never worried from the feel he got in the race which was much easier than how it may have appeared on screen.

Eric Sands explained that keeping his horse in Natal is a matter of trust, and he has full trust in his host trainer, Peter Muscutt.

Muscutt who has looked after Rainbow Bridge this season was assistant to Sands in Cape Town in the 90’s before he moved on his own.

Flattered in 2nd position, Catch Twentytwo, the 3yo son of Elusive Fort, got another 1.60 lengths closer to Rainbow Bridge over the extra 400m compared to their previous meeting in the Drill Hall Stakes. Entire Chimichuri Run, a son of Trippi showed his never-say-die courage once again gave us a solid performance although that finish over the 1600m would have surprised many.

Rainbow Bridge who looked the proverbial million dollars, did new sponsors Hollywoodbets proud to make a memorable performance by a proper champion in the R1 million Gr1 Gold Challenge.

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45 comments on “Bridge Defends His Title!

  1. Cameron James says:

    Rainbow Bridge and Do It Again, prove time and time again what champions are made of.

    No matter what weight these horses carry, they always will give the punter a run for their money. All this hype around the 3 year Olds and Got The Greenlight about being slung in at the weights doesn’t matter when you have real champion horses who have performed over many seasons.

    I make the boxed exacta a decent bet with these two old warriors. Last year GTG received 7kg from DIA, this year he gets only 2.5kg, for a 0.1 length beating from draw 18.
    How can GTG be so short in the betting?

    If either DIA or RB Crack decent draws, they’ll be hard to beat.

    Cecil, hope you well buddy. By the way I saw the race time of the 1600 today, 96.60 seconds. The prep run by DIA was 95.19 seconds carrying 62kg, being , “still soft” as mentioned by Justin. I’m hoping we have a first 3 time winner of this race.

    Can’t wait for the 1st Saturday in July…..

  2. Tim Visser says:

    WFA terms thats how

  3. LR Mulligan says:

    Nice comments Cameron,
    My sentiments exactly concerning GTGL.
    I agree that GTGL is special horse but would have to say that he is the type of special that falls into the same category as quite a few horses in the country….
    but then you get extra special and extra gifted horses, horses like Variety Club, JJ the Jet Plane, etc etc ,you know where I’m going. RB and DIA are in my opinion in this League of special.
    The big 4 grade 1’s in SA are a good measuring tool for class and if you look at the 2 top performancers in this way then its a no Brainer, however weight does factor in and the draw yes to a lesser extent..I’m with you with DIA and he’s under the radar build up is exciting,
    My brain will make me punt wins on DIA
    But my heart is screaming for the Bridge!!!
    So I will also rover the 2 in my quartet.
    Have an awesome day guys.

  4. Dan Maniram says:

    Hi Cameron, I do share your joy and enthusiasm as far as the old warriors DIA and RB is concerned. However, let’s not get carried away as Tim above has highlighted that this was a WFA event. The July is completely different proposition where weight plays a massive part. The 3yr olds are improving sorts with a crucial weight advantage in handicap terms. As much as I sentimentally favour DIA and RB, in my opinion these 2 would battle to make the top 4 in this year’s July.

  5. George McDonald says:

    Is this article saying,we have champions like,like,okay like Hawwaam and then there are PROPER champions like Rainbow Bridge?

  6. LR Mulligan says:

    True Dan and history confirms your opinion, I remember Yard Arm in hes prime struggling at the weights and succumbing to the up and coming youngsters…RB is special though and like Cameron said, the weight turn around with DIA shouts loudly in hes favour…
    Looking at the 3 year old babies the three Cape raiders are looking good, ( out of all of them I think we haven’t seen the best of Kommet yet, ..if they change the pilot which I think they will , then this is the one , that might Crack it.

  7. Dan Maniram says:

    Mr Mulligan, you use a classic example of Yard Arm in the colours of the Rattrays (same as RB). I think it was the great 3yr old Dynasty that flashed past him in closing stages. I see a likely scenario in this year’s July as well, but in the form of Linebacker. The maestro Vaughan Marshall is overdue for July success, and this might be his best chance ever.

  8. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Hello CJ, trust you well. Rainbow Bridge must be the most consistent horse in SA. How Mr Sands keeps him on the boil year in year out, no doubt this is William’s P A banker for the past 3 years

    Back to DIA, it’ll be interesting to see if Super Man is back, fit for the July. I believe DIA will finish ahead of RB in The July. I still fancy GtGL for the win though, but wont be upset if DIA wins it. I took a very small win bet when the betting opened, but right now I look fwd to a QT. I note your comments on weight and times, interesting, and correct. Yip, draws and final field soon, but it seems the wide draw not a big deal anymore for the 2200 . Take care

    George, yes it might be the case, but until RB wins a race in Gauteng, the Vaalies will disagree. LoL

    Albert Falls Greetings

  9. Cameron James says:

    Hi Dan, my comment’s above are not based on sentiment no matter how much i love these horses.

    Im well aware of the fact that the Gold Challenge is a weight for age race. The point i was making over the last three years there were many pretenders to the throne which these two horses vanquished. They continually confirm their form. Their prowess is not waning with age. I actually believed that a 3 year old could have won yesterday, but again RB proved me wrong.

    These are the facts not sentiment, in the 2020 renewal of the VDJ,

    DIA carried 60kg, GTGL carried 53kg for a 0.1 length beating. Hes now only giving GTGL 2.5kg, surely at these weight terms hes well in compared to last year. In my opinion, his run last year was even better when he won the July of 2018 and 2019.

    As Mr Jay August pointed out (if i can recall correctly) , the fractions set were the fastest in recent history. In my opinion last year, had Anton moved DIA to the outside fence, he would just about have won the July.

    In the 2019 running of the July, he did what horses like Yard Arm couldnt, win the July with top weight. In winning this race he beat none other than Rainbow Bridge, a proven champion. Interesting to check how many horses with top weight have won the July with topweight.

    Cecil, doesnt matter if Superman is fit, Richard will ride DIA in the July.

    Coming back to the three year olds, i have to respect them as the results are consistent. There are standout performers of this crop. To narrow down the best of them, we have to concede the Cape 3 year olds are superior, with Linebacker at the forefront but his exposed form is limited to 3 year old races. However i still believe they havent shown enough to beat the likes of DIA and RB, in my opinion.

    I’d like to think that im on the right track to reading this years renewal as the July has been exceptionally kind to me over the years, from the days of Dunford, Pomodoro and DIA x 2.

    Time will tell……. Exciting, cant wait.

  10. Craig says:

    Any.commentd pm Cirillo coming in around 55 ,kg distance may be to long

  11. Dev Govender says:

    I agree that at the weight turnaround, DIA should reverse last year’s July form with GTGL. I also agree that DIA’s third place last year, given the weight he conceded to the first two, and the fact that he was under a cloud the whole season, was an even better performance than his two July wins. But the problem, for me, is that his form before and after that one great run simply hasn’t been up to his own high standards – his runs in the Champions Cup and Met suggest to me that here is a former champion who remembers he’s the leader of the pack, and is trying his best, but physically, the engine is not there anymore. He’s staying on gamely at one pace, but can’t consistently produce the acceleration that he once had.

    Whatever happened during the summer last season – tick bite? contaminated feed? – it affected him severely and he is not the same horse anymore.

    Compare and contrast with RB who seems to be getting better with age and is currently able to turn it on immediately when asked.

    I’ll still be rooting for DIA in the July, and I’d love to see the miracle take place, but sadly I think he will struggle to make top 4.

  12. Tim Visser says:

    I have two questions. Last year GTGL carried 53kgs, this year 55kgs,…are we saying he only improved by 2kgs in 1 year????? ..

  13. Tim Visser says:

    Also Cameron, catch22 ran 2nd carrying just 1,5kgs less than RB..alright so let’s say RB had more in the tank and could have extended the winning margin to 2,5 lengths….so how much inferior is catch 22 to a horse like linebacker, perhaps 2 lengths??? I’m saying even if we say that RB is half a length or one length superior than linebacker, how is he going to give linebacker 7kgs in the July and expect to be finishing ahead of linebacker???

    Unless of course linebacker stops just before the finish line and bows down on two knees to RB because of the great champion he is…(WHICH HONESTLY I BELIEVE AT SET WEIGHT, RB IS A CHAMPION)

  14. Kevin says:

    Great comments everyone…. but now i am more confused than i was before,,,,LOL… i think to a degree you sometimes just have to go with your gut feeling, not always does the best horse win, a lot comes down to luck in running, i have done some research when it comes to draws, and surprisingly low numbered draws have generally not done well in the July.

    its going to be a hum dinger,,, my Gut says Linebacker, so i will stick with that.

  15. Kenny Masilela says:

    If you are on GTGL stand in the queue, otherwise tear up those worthless papers.

  16. Craig says:

    The July is a handicap with not necessarily the best horse winning and with allocated weights to bring them.closer at the post.Cirllo looks like a good roughie .please comment guys

    1. Editor says:

      Craig Pillay

  17. Cameron James says:

    Evening Tim and Dev, I hear you. There are so many reasons you guys have raised why DIA won’t even be in the placings, with good reason too.

    However I have to say this again, Form is temporary, Class permanent. Before you discard this horse from your thought process here are my reasons why I still believe this horse has a chance of rewriting the record books:

    This horse’s claim to greatness has been somewhat overshadowed by his erratic Cape form. You may find that strange as he has won the Queens Plate and ran a somewhat unlucky 2nd in the Met of 2019, but I believe he thrives down here in KZN. As Cecil once said he grows an extra leg down here at Greyville.

    His form in the lead up to last year’s July was scratchy to say the least, however Justin confirmed that this horse had developed ulcers and his performances were rather erratic in the Cape season.

    He then arrived in KZN and ran a creditable third to RB in the Gold Challenge coming off a less than ideal preparation. He duly confirmed his form running an exceptional race under top weight confirming his rating of 133.

    We must not forget that this horse earned a career high rating of 136 against horses of the calibre of the likes of RB, Legal Eagle and Soqrat. He is now running of a merit rating of 129. Strange as this may sound , I still believe we haven’t seen the best of this horse as yet. I’ve maintained from the 2018 VDJ this horse needs a hot pace over 2400m. A race like the Sheema Classic would have been ideal. He would have done us proud.

    Mr. Snaith clearly has a plan to bring this horse into the VDJ under the radar by bypassing the Gold Challenge , a very lucrative race considering the economic times we living in. In Justin doing that he must believe he has a real chance of winning of a rating of 129.

    Richard Fourie could have ridden Belgarion, but instead chose DIA. Dev, you mention that you believe DIA has lost his finishing burst and will succumb to the likes of RB, GTGL and Linebacker, then can I refer you to his preparation run the other day where he broke the class record for the mile at Greyville carrying a weight of 62kg (whilst being very soft and in need of a run) . I’ve looked at times over the 1600 at Greyville, nothings come close.

    I also watched the interview after, Justin went on and on about being so much more to come. After a performance like that it’s frightening on what’s more to come.

    Don’t worry about his margin of victory, he’s always done just enough. Times don’t lie. Justin also remarked that going into the July you have to have a winning momentum. DIA has that momentum now, something he didn’t have last year. In his victories in 2018 and 2019, he won races at 1600m and went on to victory in the July.

    I still can’t believe why horse’s of the ilk of RB and DIA haven’t been given the credit they truly deserve. They have consistently performed at the highest levels over a number of years. Will be foolhardy to write them off just yet.

    I could be horribly wrong but of there’s any two horse’s I’d go to war with would be RB and DIA.

    Only time will tell……..

    Craig, Cirillo is a honest campaigner and off his rating would have an undeniable chance, however, he has worrying stamina concerns and his run in the Gold Challenge was poor to say the least. He has consistently mixed it with the best but I think the 2200m is maybe a bridge to far, no pun intended.

  18. Tim Visser says:

    Craig 2200m …suspect.

  19. Tim Visser says:

    Hi Cameron, I did not at any point mention DIA. At no point did I say that he will run out of the placings. I was replying to you regarding RB. I believe that with DIA receiving 2,5 kgs from RB, DIA is definitely in the hunt for the placings. Yes I’m entitled to have my reasons why I think he won’t win providing linebacker and gtgl run their races properly, but yes I agree he will be in the hunt…..I was responding to your great enthusiasm about my favourite horse RB….I simply cannot see him winning the July which was what came across from you. I believe that 60kgs over 2200m for this horse is definitely a bridge to far. Pun intended! Cheers

  20. Riaan says:

    2200 meters is to far for RB, Do it Again days over, nowhere for both. RB could only manage 6th Place.

    1. Editor says:

      Riaan Koekemoer

  21. Peter de Beyer says:

    In 2003 Dynasty and Yard-Arm were both 3 yo’s when they fought out the July carrying 53kg and 51.5kg respectively. Free My Heart carried 58kg and was beaten 5L. Yard -Arm went on to win the Met, the Skeaping and the Gold Challenge . In 2004 he carried 58 kg in the July and was beaten by 7L by Greys Inn which carried 50 Kg. All the horses in front of him carried 50- 52kg. He was the best horse in the race but beaten by the handicap.
    Rainbow Bridge under previous jockeys raced quite handy, and this sometimes blunted his finishing kick over the longer distances. Luke Ferraris gets him to settle, and with this style of racing the distance is no problem at all. He is in top form and can be expected to run to his best rating despite his age. However, at the weights he is unlikely to finish in the first four this year, despite being the best horse in the race.
    Do It Again was his equal in 2019, but has been more erratic for the past 18 months. Hence he has dropped 2kg. If he is back to best he will beat RB at the weights. With 2kg more than this year, he was only a length 3rd last year. A repeat of that run can see him win.
    Gotthegreenlight was a 3 yo last year when narrowly beaten by the older Belgarion at level weights. With just normal WFA improvement of 2kg, he is a runner, and if he has made more than the WFA improvement, which many people expect, then he is very well in.
    The question for this year is whether this crop of 3 year olds are better than Gotthegreenlight was as a 3yo. I think at least one of them will prove to be.

  22. Tim Visser says:

    Peter de Beyer… brilliantly summed up! And yes, this 3 year old crop in my opinion is stronger because there are many collateral formlines with older horses which indicate that this crop is a superior one.

  23. Cameron James says:

    Hi Tim, can you point me to those collateral formlines, i ask with sincerity. Apart from Malmoos and Second Base, i didn’t find much.

    Thanks

  24. Tim Visser says:

    First their was Jet dark in the queens plate were rainbowBridge was beaten, as you already pointed out the snaith stable had a virus so his gold challenge run is probably best ignored, he didn’t run for 5 months, obviously there were reasons. However in the gold challenge catch22 ran an excellent race to rainbow bridge and he’s a 3 year old and not the best of his age group. You then had mks pride run close to gotthegreenlight, copper mountain ran close to him as well, you also had second base run gotthegreenlight quite close. Irrespective whether these horses gotthegreenlight and rainbow Bridge were not fully tuned up, 3 year olds who are not the best of their generation ran very decent races behind them and in some instances, even on front of them. I’m not going to get into the weights and the mathematics etc but if you are sincerely interested as you say, im sure you will do your own research.

  25. Peter de Beyer says:

    The 2016 crop had only 4 notable miler/middle distance colts- Kilindini which won the Cape Guineas and then exported, Shango, Got the Greenlight and Golden Ducat. None of them took on the older horses in graded races until the July, and the only win that season against older was Golden Ducat in the Champions Cup.
    The 2017 crop has already seen Mount Pleasant (Aus) win the Gr 2 Spring Challenge, Jet Dark win the Gr 1 Queens Plate, Second Base 2nd Champions Challenge, Copper Mountain 2nd Gr 1Horse Chestnut, CatchTewntytwo 2nd Drill Hall and 2nd Gold Challenge. The collateral form between Malmoos, Second Base, Copper Mountain, Catch Twentytwo from Gauteng, and Linebacker, Rascallion, Kommetdieding and Jet Dark in the Classic races shows them all within a couple of lengths from 1600m- 2000m.
    There are thus at least 8 current three year old colts that are close to the best older horses at WFA terms. In the July the 3 colts meet GTG at level WFA, and RB at 5kg better than WFA.
    QED

  26. Steve Reid says:

    It is every owner and trainers dream to have a runner in the July unless you are Paul Matchett and the connections of War of Athena it would seem. I have been asking the question for years why the premier race in South Africa is a handicap? Why do we want the best handicapped horse to win the jewel in SA’s racing crown. Bad horses don’t win the July. Good horses sometimes beat champions because of the weight. Why dont the Mauritians change the conditions of the July and go the WFA route? When we have July winners who are not champions it ltakes the lustre off the race, Anyone disagreeing with me? I have a response – Dunford.

  27. Cameron James says:

    Hi Tim, thank you and you are indeed correct. Im not disputing those facts.

    However for example lets look at a recent race like the KZN Guineas,

    Linebacker won cosily beating a certain Tread Swiftly at level weights by 5.25 lengths over the Greyville 1600m. The winning tine was 96.96 seconds.

    A few weeks later Tread Swiftly lined up in the Pinnacle stakes race won by DIA, receiving 9kg from DIA and was beaten by 8.55 lengths. We could say that Tread Swiftly ran a below par race on the day but what makes this result so interesting was the time he took to complete the race, 96.57 seconds. This time was even quicker than the winning time of the Guineas.

    Ive started late last night collating all the 3 year old form, my initial findings that the 3 year olds are winning their fair share of races against the older horses but have they run consistently and beaten the likes of GTGL, RB and DIA. Thats what im trying to figure out. These are the standout performers over the last few years with proven Grade 1 credentials.

    Its nice to have a platform like this so we can air our opinions. Lol.

  28. Dev Govender says:

    The point about the July being converted to a WFA event is well made, and one that I agree with, but my gut feeling is that it will never happen. Perhaps this is due to the idea that a big-field handicap will always be a more attractive betting proposition than a big-field WFA event where only a handful of top-class horses would be considered to have realistic chances.

    Having said that, I never thought the Met would eventually be run at WFA and now it is, so who knows?

    It’s a pity because we need a race equivalent to the King George or Arc, and while the July is a furlong shorter, a WFA championship event over 2200m would be close enough and an appropriate high point of the season. With racing having become more globalised, and SA racing fans having a better understanding of the British/European Pattern system, maybe someone in the corridors of power may be able to make a push for a WFA July in the years to come.

    The fact that we do not have a single all-aged Gr 1 WFA event beyond 2000m in this country is a travesty (and come to think of it, we only have two over 2000m).

  29. Jay August says:

    CJ, your Tread Swiftly comparison can also be extended to Sovereign Spirit who ran 3.5 lengths behind DIA at level weights in the same Pinnacle and then ran 5.5 lengths behind RB at level weights, the latter beating C22.

    Perhaps we should ask Graham Martin which collateral form line tells us more about the 3yo’s. I’m sure he has a specific algorithm which can help us resolve the apparent contradiction in the Tread Swiftly line compared to the Sovereign Spirit line, or perhaps there is no such contradiction.

    I mention algorithm because admonishing others continuously (Graham that is in another post) for not understanding collateral form, but failing to ever clarify how one solves apparently competing collateral form lines is curious to say the least.

    That is of course if Graham can pry himself from spending his many millions made exploiting the folly of the handicappers.

  30. Graham Martin says:

    Jay August, my learned friend, PLEASE read the following very carefully! ‘ve spent over 40 years studying Collateral Form. I can confidently( but not arrogantly) state on this forum that I know more about Collateral Form than anybody especially you! The day will never arrive that I come close to sharing my knowledge with you or anyone else for that matter. I have no personal issue with you but that’s the way it is.
    Regards
    Graham Martin

  31. Michael Jacobs says:

    I disagree entirely with the July converting to a WFA event, should never happen!

    The July is the peoples’ race, a betting race and the lottery race. It should not be Grade 1 of course, as the best weighted horse usually wins and not the best quality horse, but it can certainly be the well-endowed, well-loved and prestigous Grade 2 or Grade 3. It is the talking race for months and everyone has a bet, it is good for SA racing. The Met is now the jewel in the crown of top class quality and the July has its place in the calendar. Maybe the Champions Cup at the end of the season could be the season- finale WFA champion decider.

  32. Jay August says:

    Graham, an unverifiable expert on collateral form who must point out often that nobody else understands what he understands. Sounds too much like a recipe for psychosis.

    This has nothing to do with liking me or you, or having a personal issue, it has much to do with dissing others continuously without actually laying out evidence that supports your argument for dismissal.

    I feel as though I just got blue-pilled.

  33. karelmiedema says:

    Jay,
    Graham Martin lives under a rock.
    He is utterly in the dark.
    I can say this with confidence, having handicapped horses for over 50 years in UK & SA.
    I was instrumental in bringing the MR system to SA.
    I’ve have shared my knowledge extensively in writing, hoping to educate those wanting to learn.
    Graham Martin clearly is not one of those, else he’d know that collateral form and ratings are all the same in essence.
    Ratings have the advantage in that they take the guesswork out of ad-hoc collateral reading.

    There are none so blind as those who will not see.
    We can only pity Mr Martin.

  34. Steve Reid says:

    Lekker MJ. I got one arrow in my quiver now that WoA is too moeg to run an extra 600m. It is going to make the victory so much sweeter.

  35. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Ek hoop so Steve. Al my geldjies is op GTGL… and if he flops I am broke and you 10k poorer.
    The CT horses will complete the QT

    Pieta, lees jy. Nog Nie jou July fancy gehoor Nie.

  36. Tim Visser says:

    Cameron this is indeed a great platform to DISCUSS and not argue, whilst the objective would be to get to the truth. So Cameron , yes I agree 👍…thanks for bringing tread swiftly to my attention, so I did take a look at his time…look, the time that he ran in the race against do it again was even faster than the time that linebacker ran when linebacker beat him in the guineas 🙂 ……so if we go solely on time, it would mean that tread swiftly would have literally crushed linebacker…..AND WE KNOW THAT IS A JOKE,IT IS NOT PRACTICAL AND IT IS NOT A SOUND CONCLUSION…..because all of South Africa knows that tread swiftly is not a better horse than Linebacker……the reason that tread swiftly ran such a fast time in the race with do it again was because the overall pace of the race was faster than that of the guineas, so its very possible that had the guineas been run at a faster pace, tread swiftly could have been even MUCH further back than Linebacker….Cameron iv given you numerous examples of 3 year old form whereas you have just given me ONE example of tread swiftly which is based purely on time……and honestly, as I explained above, it doesn’t make sense to use tread swiftly purely because that race was run at a much faster pace.

  37. Graham Martin says:

    Karelmiedema please you don’t have to pity me! But without being offensive or sarcastic please do us all a favour and return to the UK and take your MR system back with you.! I’m sure it will be a huge relief for all of us!

  38. Pieta says:

    Cecil, hoe meer ek na daai field kyk “ the more naaied up in tots I become”

    Dink jy moet maar die wenner vir ons gee….glo nie n bobbejaansberg perd kan dit wen nie….

  39. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey… Wow now we got the 3 musketeers babbling away on merit rating and collateral form,, this could be a heated debate we got coming,, maybe MJ should join in as the Referee 🥊🥊I’m sure Steve Reid will agree… I should get David Safi and Joe Soma involved in this discussion 😂

    1. Editor says:

      Frankie, they say be careful what you wish for… 🙂

  40. WILLIAM MILKOVITCH says:

    Yes Mr. Martin, I for one have had it ‘in big chunks’ with Karel Miedema. From day 1 he has caused an uproar with his absurd & far fetched handicapping principles !

    And it gets worse, over the last three days at Royal Ascot they have been focusing on sectional/split timing, another of one of those daft issues that Karel Miedema has been banging on about .. judging the pace of a race accurately.

    Can you believe it, his even got to ITV3 & those schmucks from Ascot.

  41. Jay August says:

    Karel, I think it was Warren Buffet who said that “if one fools others in public, you end of fooling yourself in private”. I believe he had Graham in mind.

    I am reminded also of a passage in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s “Fooled by Randomness” which reads, and I paraphrase from memory, “If one puts an infinite number of Frankie’s in front of (strongly built) keyboards, and lets them clap away, there is a certainty that one of them would come out with a complete Treatise on Handicapping.”

  42. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Pieta, ek fancy GTGL. Teleurgesteld dat WOA onttrek is, but connections knows best. Muzi is smiling, 2 big ones on one Sat afternoon. Linebacker will be in the mix, also DIA 3rd or 4th …. All favorites, but don’t expect big upsets, however we need one outsider for a decent QT

    Ek geniet nogal die SlegSe onder die Groot Name hierbo.
    My Oupa het altyd gese, praat help Nie altyd Nie – Moer Mekaar 😂

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