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    Mark Purdon hang your head

    How bad is this drive on the odds on favourite, Escapee in R7 at Addington on Friday night

    http://harness.hrnz.co.nz/gas/wa/r/i...rID&Arg=194202

    This is the type of drive that will always cost the industry punters/lifeblood
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    A bit quick to condemn here. http://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/stipes/110132sr.pdf gives a little more insight into this matter. Perhaps MP was doing the best he could do under the circumstances.
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    Escapee features heavily in the Stewards Report Phil but I cannot see any excuse for MP not giving it a chance to win
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    Escapee features heavily in the Stewards Report Phil but I cannot see any excuse for MP not giving it a chance to win
    You have got to be joking. Escapee has been driven like that for over 12 months. Why? Because she cannot stay a yard. Use her in a race and she has a habit of stopping or galloping. She is best over a short distance from a mobile where she can do a bit of work and still find the line. She is lining up in the mobile sprint on the first day of the cup carnival but will not line up in the Group 1 Dominion on Show day as its over 2 miles. Hence the decision to transfer her to Australia where there is a lot of mobile sprint racing available in the next few months. Any Kiwi punter knows how she will be driven and knows the risks you face when you do back her. On ability she was yards better than anything else last friday but was still paying over $2 because of how she was going to be driven.

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    I don't really follow NZ races but watched this one after seeing it discussed on another forum. There it was stated that E was a $1.60 fav so my mistake. Got me beat how a horse with a finish like that cannot be driven in the running line in a 7 horse field even if he is 1x4 - it would have had him chasing down the winner much quicker than having to cut across heels to get to the outside
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    She is a quality mare but just can't do work. Will get left in front every now and then but is yards bettor with one run at them. They have been having issues with her shoeing lately as well. If she makes it to Aussie now be aware that she does have issues.

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