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Author: iglesia Timestamp:- 15/9/2004 9:06:03 PM Subject: Re: How unlucky was Naturalism
Message: I seem to remember Damien Oliver engaging in peculiar bumping duel out the back with Veandercross in the 1993 Cox Plate .... didn't seem to realise that the horses he needed to worry about were Solvit and The Phantom Chance.
Author: Mofactor Timestamp:- 15/9/2004 8:26:00 PM Subject: Re: How unlucky was Naturalism
Message: Once again Khaptingly is exposed. This time with little historical knowledge of racing facts. Everybody knows that Lets Elope was relegated to 5th in Supers Cox Plate and that Kinjite and Slight Chance subsequently filled the places. And he wonders why people like myself constantly get stuck into him. Also wrong about Star Of The Realm being huge odds. He was somewhere in the 5/1 range. Keep up the good work Khaptingly, only next time you make something up, get on the net first and check to see that your facts are right. Your memory is obviously not right.
Message: Consider this: look at where Naturalism was in the run... he would have ended up right about where Better Loosen Up was - on the inside of Let's Elope who bored in about 6 horses in the straight under pressure. Naturalism likely would have faced the same squeeze that cost Better Loosen Up certain victory...
Message: the sad thing is if he hadnt had fallen in the 92 cox plate he may have won the year after. The fall seemed to unnerve him whenever he went to MV after. He was in good form leading into the latter CP (winning the caulfield stakes beating The Phantom brothers). Maybe he could have won 2 CP's. Hmm. Who really knows?
Author: iglesia Timestamp:- 15/9/2004 2:12:18 PM Subject: Re: How unlucky was Naturalism
Message: It's funny what people remember about the 1992 Cox Plate. People all say that Naturalism was cruising, but consider this. The first half of the race was run in very, very slow time, so it's little wonder. Mick Dittman (and nobody talks about this) got himself into a bit of a bind because he got trapped on the inside and those around him weren't really going into the race. The swoopers, including Let's Elope and Super Impose, had taken off before the fall happened. It was too late for Naturalism to have gotten out and won even had the fall not happened.
Author: bardock Timestamp:- 15/9/2004 11:55:39 AM Subject: Re: How unlucky was Naturalism
Message: After Naturalism won the Rosehill Guineas - beating Veandercross - the press told Mick Dittman how lucky he was to beat Veandercross. Mick agreed. I doubled my bet on Naturalism in the AJC Derby.In racing it pays to learn to read between the lines. In the Derby, Naturalism was again ' lucky ' to beat Veandercross. Very good horse.
How in the Sunline's Dikkens can you claim Naturalism to be "overrated". Tell me how many Australasian horses we've had that were capable of going within a neck of winning the hardest 2400m race in the world i.e Japan Cup?
Author: camel56 Timestamp:- 15/9/2004 10:47:49 AM Subject: Re: How unlucky was Naturalism
Message: lol Khrapper exposed yet again i do believe. Perhaps he'll run off crying for more than a week this time, we can only hope. On the declaring it the derby winner to everyone, no doubt they were a little disappointed to hear the tip 2 hours after the last.
Author: Rogan Josh Timestamp:- 15/9/2004 9:34:32 AM Subject: Re: How unlucky was Naturalism
Message: Naturalism was one of my favourite horses. The clashes with Veadercross as Autumn 3yos with them running the quinela in the canterbury and rosehill guineas and the AJC derby. They always beat the third horse easily.
It is a real shame what happened in the cox plate. He was travelling so easy just before the fall. He looks to be cruising where all those around him look to be under pressure. He was in such great form that Spring.
Author: catweazle Timestamp:- 15/9/2004 9:25:57 AM Subject: Re: How unlucky was Naturalism
Message: Khapper, Let's Elope finished 5th in the Cox Plate after losing a protest - collecting on a SI/LE Quin/Tri seems unlikely. Your ability to even tip in hindsight seems to be failing these days.
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