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    Senior Member Stallion aussiebreno is just really nice aussiebreno is just really nice
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    Get the trundle wheel out!!!

    But seriously good times. Wonder what Smoken Up could run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncobrad View Post
    If you want your horse to improve, then head to Horsham...there is something down there that makes The Fountain Of Youth almost irrelevant.

    The Avoca Flyer, now the winner of 5 races from 73 starts is testament to this. The 7yo gelding has been all over the Eastern seaboard building on his record. Until yesterday his best MR was a 1.58.7 at MENANGLE in March 2011. In June 2012 at Horsham over the 1700m he was able to carve out a handy 2.01.3 to win. It has been a bit tough for him this season, until yesterday his best MR was a struggling 2.02.8.

    Yesterday on a track that can only have been curated by The Hand Of God Himself, a miracle was witnessed by the lucky few in attendance.

    The Avoca Flyer launched himself into the stratosphere, on legs of greased lightning, this one-time handy pacer set a new mark of 1.56.3, still a full second slower than the 3 yr olds went. Driven like he was at Yonkers, the (new) Avoca Flyer lowered his best MR for the season by 6.5 seconds. Gobsmacking!
    I was at Horsham yesterday and most surely it has become one of the fastest tracks in Oz but I do not think The Avoca Flyers time was any real surprise (compared to the 3yo' s breaking the track record). This half-brother of Blacks A Fake would have gone under yesterdays time when 2nd at Menangle a couple of years back and when he races at Peter Mannings other favourite tracks like Stawell and Ararat he finds them too tight and often breaks. The only thing that stopped me backing him yesterday was being spooked by the fact that Peter's daughter Kerryn's NZer (having its first start here for her) was a short favourite
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    Hey Brad - Avoca wins again on a big track. (See 'G.Gees good horse' thread however for the real speed explosion of the day) The question has to be asked: Why is he ever entered on small tracks like Stawell and Ararat which he rarely handles and has never run a place. Not only has he always been unplaced at Stawell but he has finished distant last 4 times in 6 runs there in the last 13 months. Probably making up the race numbers for races targeted by other Manning runners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiebreno View Post
    Get the trundle wheel out!!!

    But seriously good times. Wonder what Smoken Up could run!
    I know this quote was made in reference to the times at Horsham brenno but in light of the two track records at Hamilton on Monday I thought it was relevant. I have serious doubt about times at Hamilton. I and many other more experienced drivers than I, have very serious doubts about the distance of the track at Hamilton. I'm sure it's not measured correctly. You won't get any officials admit it though!

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    Nathan, what you are suggesting (I am guessing) would only be due to the embarrassment of admitting a mistake? There may be some appeal in having a fast track but as you know better than me, it is going to take the best part of 30m to shave off 2 secs. If you were wanting to deliberately manipulate times you wouldn't be worried about a single second and yet about 30m for 2secs is just too much to get away with. You wouldn't think it would be a costly mistake to correct - just a bit of paint
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    Bruce Morgan's 6yo mare Easton All Action broke the Charlton 2100 record today rating 1.56.6 leading all the way
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    Wonders what Dermot and Aidan might be thinking.

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    National Service broke the 2660SS record in winning the Hamilton Cup today in a 1.58.8 MR
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    Apologies to Keayang Starzz whom I should have included for breaking the 2160MS record at the same meeting when he rated 1.56.2
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    Glen Craven awesome courageous drive and a tiptop performance from Manningham Park.

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