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Manfred Rohwer

18th Jan 2022

Wings ‘n Things

Great

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Dan Maniram

18th Jan 2022

Give Us Info – Not A Form Reading

Just rto add to my previous comments, Do it again finished off lame last week, after being a certainty for most punters including myself. I'm sure Justin Snaith would have given us the thumbs up pre race, but would have had egg all over his face post race. Another example springs to mind when the Azzie's provided comments, where almost every horse they saddled on the day was given a winning chance including the stable cat, but only to find few made the frame. That's racing and we need to take the good with the bad. We cannot rely on info

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Rudi Rudolf

18th Jan 2022

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Hi. Cape town info useless how can you interview bass crawford snaith and other big trainers or any other after the exotics started to late cant put a horse in p6 after the 3rd leg . These experts must get this right or rather leave it. They look stupid . P.e tops doing a great

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Steve Reid

18th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

I stand to be corrected but I'm fairly confident that the Northern Hemisphere has no Grade 1 races that are handicaps. I am aware of the July and the Melbourne Cup that are run as handicaps. Perhaps someone could educate me if I'm

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Tony Mincione

18th Jan 2022

4Racing Launch New Betting Channels

The Times They Are A-Changin'
Bob Dylan

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin'
And you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are

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Kenny Masilela

18th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

I thought a handicap is a race of equal chance to ALL horses who compete in it. Handicaps produce big fields, big fields generate big money for the operator cos punters love them, and they give more owners and trainers a chance to win a big price. Cpt has too many non-handicaps. The green pont, the concord and the Met should all be 20-horse field

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Dan Maniram

18th Jan 2022

Give Us Info – Not A Form Reading

I agree with Charles, Adrian and Dev. There are far too many variables to consider with Horseracing. Just like us humans we feel sick or have a bad hair day, horses also feel unwell at times. Horses cannot communicate that to us in words obviously, so we get back to trainer's. They cannot spill the beans willy nilly. They need to make a living as well and we do not know what arrangements they have with owners. We are largely form experts as expressed by most on this forum, so all we need from trainers and jockeys is to tell us how the horses are doing at work and if the horse is ready to run to form or is it a prep run. We need to do the rest. The thrill and excitement experienced from this is immeasurable. Yes, we do lose alot of times, but that's the name of the game. If we all had top info from trainers and jocks and they all sailed in, Horseracing would be unsustainable. Think about

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George Croucher

18th Jan 2022

Give Us Info – Not A Form Reading

The oldest cliché in racing "the only certainty in racing is the uncertainty" is in fact, the absolute truth, yet for some reason the general consensus is that every Trainer and or Jockey knows with absolute certainty every winner on every race and as a result of this train of thought, when a short priced favourite is beaten the rider, trainer or owner gets slated as a thief and, according to Urban legend, the anonymous group of sinister paymasters referred to as "The Bookies" are behind it.
The truth of the matter is there is no such thing as a certainty in racing and if anyone tries to convince you that there is be very wary of anything else that person ever tells you.
Given the above, when a trainer (or anyone that you consider to be "In the know") makes statements like "Working well, with luck in running I should go very close to winning" or if he brings his work to the track will take a lot of beating, don't slate them as being evasive, they are in fact being completely open and honest, in every race there is a myriad of unpredictable circumstances that could cost a horse any chance of winning,
The reason no sensible racing person will ever use the term "Cant Lose" is not because they are holding back on "Inside Info" it's because that no matter how strongly the horse is fancied or what they are beating at home etc etc he/she can still get beat and hence, according to world wide stats, favourites are in fact beaten 2 out of 3 times.
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Peter de Beyer

18th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

Grade 1 WFA races are the essential ingredient for the best horses to succeed. These are breed -shaping contests from which future sires emerge.
There are more than enough handicap races on our program.
This year we have a top quality field of older horses plus an exciting 3yo prospect.
I would rather have 10 top horses than a full field including a bunch of no hopers who just get in the way and make the draw too

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Jay August

18th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

One must wonder what the logic is behind this 18 horse field that everyone blathers on about. Winx in her last two of four Cox Plates had seven rivals to beat, nine in her second win and thirteen in her first win

That in a country with ~12k foals a year. Grade 1 WFA events in Europe regularly have less than 12 horses running, but in SA this is apparently a

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Editor

18th Jan 2022

AE’s World Record

Hi Albert
Thanks for the

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Geoff Logan

18th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

12 horses left in the Cape Met. 4 from one stable. What a poor advert for one of the big 3 races in South Africa. Not the stables fault at all. Really boring. Something is very wrong with our racing. A race as prestigious as the Met should have a full field of 18. I don't buy the hackneyed phrase of quality not

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Derrel Jaganath

18th Jan 2022

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I think all the presenters tipping us horses should enter a competition very much like the " Hollywood Punters Challenge" an we can see for ourselves who's fooling who. As for the presenter/commentator that thanks everybody on air thinks we paying channel 249 for him to buy face. Lyle recently is tipping any price horses an they run into the top

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Mervyn Padayachie

18th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

Justin is a master at planning his potential horses program. Weighted to win. Backed from 10 to 1 in ante post

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

18th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

And Donovan, I wonder if Jet Dark will take his chance in the Met.

Horses that show a deadly turn of foot over the 1600 often can't reproduce that over

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Albert Passmore

18th Jan 2022

AE’s World Record

My father was the A Passmore referred to as the son of AE and who rode the winner of the 2yo Gosforth Park handicap. He took over running the stud farm Forest Gate at Bethlehem in the OFS and where I was born. The farm was sold in 1962 when we moved to the family home then at Hadlow, 459 Musgrave Road, Durban. I now live in England.

Albert

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Neill de Bruyn

17th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

A Superlative win in the Guineas, now he's going for the Double. Follow the money, punters!

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Daine Weber

17th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

Im more intrested in the majorca stakes atleast that field has stil a good

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Logan Govender

17th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

Money is pouring in for Double Superlative. More fancied than Jet Dark. Is this horse as good as Justin Snaith says. If so then maybe a one horse

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Logan Govender

17th Jan 2022

Top Duo Out Of Met

I don't consider them the level what some people make them out to be. I have previously stated my reservations on most of the winners of the 3crown and 3 tiara.
They would not have made a difference to the met outcome.

Sadly RB won't be there but some real contenders are

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