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... just had to post about Sprinter Sacre yesterday ...

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salixcaprea Mon 16-Nov-15 09:25:00

... wow!

Loved it when everyone stood up in the stands and applauded!

What a horse!

Particularly considering his career was in the balance in March ... .

Truly sensational!

Butkin1 Mon 16-Nov-15 09:48:46

What a horse indeed - brilliant that he's coming back to something like his brilliant best. Just hope Nicky can keep him sound. What a lucky man Nico is !

salixcaprea Mon 16-Nov-15 16:18:50

Yes, wasn't it going to be Barry G's ride originally, before he left?

Altogether a brilliant piece of training by NH!!

Just great to see the old warrior back in the game!

Butkin1 Tue 17-Nov-15 11:13:24

Yes he was Barry's ride but obviously now committed to JP's horses. Nico was always his work rider so Nicky made the obvious decision to let him ride him in races as well. Interestingly Nicky said on Saturday night that he'd consulted with the various connections - including Barry - concerning if he should run him on the ground.

salixcaprea Tue 17-Nov-15 12:33:39

That's interesting; I have huge respect for Barry G.

You would think that a horse's work rider might have a more intimate relationship with him though, enabling him to get the best out of him perhaps? Not sure?

Also interesting, despite going worries, how Nicky H emphasised how much SS needed the race as part of his recovery. He certainly seemed ready - he looked a picture in the parade ring - huge presence!

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