For sure,the pissed up Ascot crowd would've let him know when he came back in.Least we solace in the fact that the blokes at the pub I was with went chips in on Pike…
The aftermath was well worth it
Big lad on the stream.
The events are one thing but getting bets on races, especially roughies would be the worst bit. Events like this would be great for them given the extended limits.Big lad on the stream.
Professional punting on harness would be a tough game. I used to work Globe every now and then and there would be people betting four figures on the short faves that end up galloping, would be punching holes in walls if it was me betting.
When I switched it off they had about 70k in the kitty and ended up with only 18 so must have pissed a lot away late!
Historically it is extremely difficult for imports to win first run in Honkers. Especially European onesHong Kong R4- the top weight ( CIRCUIT STELLAR) looks over the odds
Ex Irish import beat Fourhometwo last prep, along with 3 lengths behind Poetic Flare
That’s some form that would blow this lot away if fit
Interestingly read a Pikey quote saying he might be too brilliant for further.OK release the hype on Western Empire, looks good.
The only posible caveat is 3 of last 4 railway winners all peaked over mile and then went backwards from the Grant and Alana yard off same prep. This guy has a history of not staying past the mile (winning, median margins went down after lex piper as did ratings) so will be interesting but even then looks top shelf.
Seems likely. As I said a few weeks ago his 3yo figures for me went 94/92/92/88 over 16/18/22/2400m, the derby was very plain but could have been end of prep.Interestingly read a Pikey quote saying he might be too brilliant for further.