IT'S CHELTENHAM

(32 Posts)
MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Tue 12-Mar-13 10:45:56

Inspection passed and so were under starters orders!!
A horse I'm crossing everything for today:

Fruity O Rooney

Let's say thanks to the boys and girls of racing for being out in the cold at all hours to provide a excellent festival: may all your horses return home safe!

frostyfingers Fri 15-Mar-13 10:34:17

It certainly leaves a big shadow over things, I hope to god he can get through this. An acquaintance is currently in HDU after being kicked in the head last month having spent 3 weeks in critical care - it was touch and go for a while, and although he's improving there are no promises as to the final outcome. It really brings home to you how precious life is.

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Fri 15-Mar-13 05:51:43

I wish him all the best, and hope the doctors can keep him comfortable and stable.

carabos Thu 14-Mar-13 22:17:10

McNamara has a broken neck -C3 and 4. He's lucky to be alive. Hope he stays that way, all good wishes to him.

DENMAN03 Thu 14-Mar-13 20:28:46

Oops, didn't read last page.. Still, my thoughts are with him for a speedy recovery

DENMAN03 Thu 14-Mar-13 20:27:50

Fingers crossed for JT McNamara.. Had a nasty fall in the last and was airlifted off the course. Currently in an induced coma with head injuries sad

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Thu 14-Mar-13 19:49:40

My thoughts are with him and his family xxx

gailforce1 Thu 14-Mar-13 19:36:16

My thoughts are with JT McNamara tonight - had a terrible fall and has been airlifted to hospital in an induced coma.

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Thu 14-Mar-13 12:43:55

Thank you she's better.
Today I'm backing Captin Conan all the way grin in the first

Ledkr Thu 14-Mar-13 09:13:01

I'm going today and tomorrow. Any good tips? I lost day yesterday.

frostyfingers Thu 14-Mar-13 09:10:49

What a fab race that Champion Chase was - I was in the car and screaming and shouting in a traffic jam!

What I find amazing is that SS's dam is Selle Francais, so he's not even a full thoroughbred. I think they were talking about Punchestown with him rather than Aintree, but who knows. It must be such a responsibility.

All set for today - doing some housework and have the ironing lined up to justify watching TV all afternoon! I would dearly love AP to have a winner, it seems strange that the champion jockey has so few big race rides.

gailforce1 Wed 13-Mar-13 21:43:08

Hope your dd is better now?x

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Wed 13-Mar-13 20:42:05

Sorry I had a poorly dd and missed all the end smile

gailforce1 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:53:33

Anyone backed one in the Coral cup?

gailforce1 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:52:14

Think they will be doing the right thing to send him on his holidays now. Too many horses go onto Aintree and its often not a happy outcome.

Butkin Wed 13-Mar-13 15:47:45

There was a lovely profile pic - over 2 pages - in last Thursday's Horse and Hound. He is magnificent and seemingly unbeatable (given that Sizing Europe was a proper challenger). He is odds on to win the next two Champion Chases!

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Wed 13-Mar-13 15:33:04

He really is beautiful grin

gailforce1 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:29:12

Just seen a slomo of him jumping and the chest on him!

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Wed 13-Mar-13 15:27:35

I think so smile

gailforce1 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:26:56

But have we just seen the next superstar?

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Wed 13-Mar-13 15:25:34

Some horse that. Effortless.
Can't help thinking its not the same, Cheltenham, without Kauto even though it was best to retire him

gailforce1 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:23:41

OMG Race on now

superfluouscurves Wed 13-Mar-13 15:23:36

Go Ruby!!!

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Wed 13-Mar-13 15:20:57

Me!! I'm going for the Tom George horse though smile

gailforce1 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:13:02

Big race coming up - anyone else watching?

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Tue 12-Mar-13 18:24:22

Wonder is she will go for a sixth grin

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