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    Match Race Anyone?

    The talk here is about Ride High v Lochinvar Art

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...lochinvar-art/

    But would it work?
    One is going to lead and go as easy as possible and the other is very unlikely to come out and apply pressure as he will just be covering extra ground

    If one has a far superior sprint he would likely be the winner
    If one is a much tougher horse is he really going to pour it on for a mere match race (unless the stake was huge)

    I reckon we should see enough clashes between the two in the classic races

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    How many open age Gp1s between them?

    Maybe when there is 5 or 6 at least would be time for a match race.

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    Good point Breno. I think they are just using the Ride High buzz to promote the industry which struggles for promotion (Maybe HRA could have videoed the RSN interview and updated their 3 month old Video Highlights)
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    Apparently they are a good chance to meet (in a normal race) at Bendigo on Aug 1

    http://www.harnesslink.com/Australia...the-first-time
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    Lochinvar Art resumes at Shep on Saturday

    https://www.harness.org.au/racing/fi...20#SPC25072001
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    If I had an outstanding horse I would never allow it to compete against another in a match race. One will be the winner the other the loser and you may not have a horse at all after that. In a full field not a problem. Many years ago I watched Pure Steel take on two horses Satinover and Rip Van Winkle and they were never the same after their defeat by Pure Steel.

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    They were talking about them meeting next Saturday at Shep - I cannot see it happening now
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    Yup. Moran thought he was on Pure Steel, words too hard for 3/4 of a lap. Kudos to Jody Quinlan on the winner for ensuring Lochinvar Art did not get much of a breather and was gone entering the straight.

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    A message to those who lost big on Lochinvar Art

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...ced-favourite/

    You RISKED $20,000 to gain $1,600

    You RISKED $10,000 to gain $900

    You RISKED $10,000 to gain $700

    You RISKED $8,000 to gain $480

    The horse had drawn the 2nd line in a field of 11, I reckon the risk of breaking, not getting away, serious interference, gear malfunction or horse being sick would have been about $1.05
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    I don't think it would have been scheduled for 6.05pm if the match race had eventuated

    http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fie...20#SPC15082001

    I have a fair idea of why they have done this but I would prefer R1&2 to be R8&9
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