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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.   
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

9/15/12

Yes Mickael ran a great race! And he's really young too (21)
 Encke was traveling down at the rail too. Camelot sat right behind him and angled out when Encke did. From the angle of the video above, it looked like Camelot was following Encke out and was getting clear
At that point, Joseph looked like he was holding him back while Mickael urged Encke and got 3 or 4 jumps on them. But you can't see from that angle whether he had room or not - or if he was just trying to save horse for the last few strides.

"When I saw Camelot on my inside, I preferred to go right a little bit and try to run. My horse was very generous today.
"I kicked (two furlongs out) and asked my horse to go and he answered very quickly. I won very nicely. Today Encke was the best.
"I knew Camelot was behind on the inside and could see he had difficulty navigating. I asked my horse to go and he went very quickly. 
Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)

9/15/12

No actually Camelot was in the 1 hole and Encke was in the 3 hole. Camelot did not have a great burst of speed he is known for in the stretch, it took Joseph a little bit of time to get him moving, once he excelerated then he was closing fast on Encke but it was too late and the wire was his downfall.
KYsally (kwsally)

From: KYsally (kwsally)

9/15/12

That is exactly what I was thinking!!

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