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Started 7/21/12 by KentuckyTB; 287332 views.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

9/15/12

Amy (1pony) says:
He was in the first post position
You mean Encke, right? 
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

9/15/12

Thanks - that's a big help -  looked like he was right there with Encke but didn't ask him until way after Barzelona asked Encke

ETA
I didn't realize Encke was the longest longshot - 33-1? wow...
  • Edited 9/15/2012 11:50 am ET by SmittyCat3
Derby132

From: Derby132

9/15/12

What a dramatic race how that unfolded and all the emotion at the finish. Thrills for Encke, heartbreak for Camelot and Coolmore.  Not the results everyone expected but wow what a race.  Watching it again I can only feel thrilled and happy for Encke.  Much congratulations.

Derby132

From: Derby132

9/15/12

I thought he waited too long to ask him after seeing that replay.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

9/15/12

me too....lots of pressure on a very young jock. He and Mario should go have a pint together!
Maureen830 (Davis474)

From: Maureen830 (Davis474)

9/15/12

I watched it "live," and felt the same - waited way too long to make his move!   What a shame he didn't get it!

Maureen

wishbone

From: wishbone

9/15/12

Agreed.  O'Brien definitely kept Camelot covered up too long.  It's a long run-in at Doncaster, but you have to give your horse a chance and work your way out sooner.  He acted like he wasn't in any hurry to work his way outside at all.  Take a look at the winner and see what happens when you time your late run correctly.
Maureen830 (Davis474)

From: Maureen830 (Davis474)

9/15/12

Yeah - and wasn't the winner something like 30-1, too?   Good grief!!

Maureen

 

 

trooper2037

From: trooper2037

9/15/12

Winner's jock rode a great race.   O'Brien rode a very bad race.  First of all, he parked him on the rail and the other jocks kept him covered up.   Kept waiting for him to move outside and give the horse a fair run.   Then when it did open up for some reason he persisited in trying to get thru on the rail.  Finally realized his mistake way too late and checked Camelot to get him outside.   Horse had way too much to do..   Winner is one beautifully striding big horse.    Hard to say if he would have fought off Camelot had Camelot had a decent shot.   Jock is lucky that the saddle didn't slip before the finish line and also lucky that he didn't come off in the gallop out.   
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