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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9675 on: March 10, 2020, 01:47:06 PM »
Enough on the Virus, what tips are floating about for Cheltenham?

Iím going for Shishkin in the first!

Hopefully some of you went with my tip
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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9676 on: March 10, 2020, 03:19:13 PM »
Had it in a lucky 15, a nice win on Put the kettle on, going for Darver Star in the next

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« Reply #9677 on: March 10, 2020, 04:49:59 PM »
Had it in a lucky 15, a nice win on Put the kettle on, going for Darver Star in the next

Waiting on Carefully selected for a couple of doubles to make it a reasonable day... obviously I'm doomed to fail!!

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9678 on: March 13, 2020, 03:13:50 PM »
Fancy Delta Work for Gold Cup...

All the Horsie men must be gone from the Board...back in the day this thread would be red hot
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« Reply #9679 on: March 13, 2020, 03:16:40 PM »
Fancy Delta Work for Gold Cup...

All the Horsie men must be gone from the Board...back in the day this thread would be red hot

On DW too, ew on monalee also. While it shouldn't have gone ahead, there have been some great races this week

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9680 on: July 28, 2020, 09:46:51 AM »
Galway really loses its lustre without the crowds. In saying that I'll be having a little bet in magnetic north this evening  ;D
Anyone with a fancy for the plate or hurdle?

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9681 on: July 28, 2020, 04:51:06 PM »
Stradivarius never looked like winning that race until the very last some horse!!

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9682 on: October 01, 2020, 02:59:33 PM »
Oisin Murphy tested positive for cocaine in France - test taken back in July 2019.

He was informed on August 19 that his 'A' sample had returned positive for metabolites of cocaine. He said he immediately arranged for an independent laboratory to undertake hair sampling to prove his innocence. The sample was taken on August 22 and the results of the test, carried out on small segments of his hair, returned a negative result for any trace of cocaine.

He's awaiting his fate now, but a 6 month ban seems to be the standard if found guilty.

Oisin maintains that not only had he not taken cocaine in July, but that he's never touched the stuff in his life!

Will be interesting to see what happens. Dettori famously tested positive back in 2012, but admitted the charge and served his 6 month suspension.

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9683 on: October 01, 2020, 03:02:44 PM »
Helps keep the weight off him is all.

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9684 on: October 01, 2020, 03:23:12 PM »
Helps keep the weight off him is all.
He did have an article in Sporting Life a couple of weeks ago, saying he put on a bit too much weight over lockdown, but luckily found it easy enough to shed.

He is vehement in his denials, so we'll see.

It is interesting that the 3 positive cocaine tests I'm aware of - Dettori, Havlin (like Murphy denied it, spent £100k on his defence, but ended up with an effective 8 month ban because the UK delayed imposing their ban) and Murphy were all taken in France, even though those riders were riding mostly in Britain.
I wonder is UK testing lax?

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9685 on: October 01, 2020, 03:39:38 PM »
Hmmm well the way it works is, he didn't test positive for Cocaine....Cocaine itself will flush out of the body in a day, maybe two/three depending on how much water you drink.

He tested positive for a metabolite, presumably Benzoylecgonine which will stay in your system that bit longer because of the acidity of it which would indicate that it was Cocaine he took with very little wriggle room to argue. How it got into his system without him knowing is another argument but he'll do well to get off with it.