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1 Maryborough Gift on Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:35 am

DDog


What a great way to start 2015! Maryborough always a fantastic day. Not too hot usually around 40 degrees. Lots of keen racing. Great to see the 'floater' win the masters/womens 1600m.

Same old handicapping woes. Two runners from NSW father and son certainly looked after. 70m winner should have been off around 4 metres and gets 10 plus. 120m winner handicapped to win. How does this happen so often? Look after the locals guys.

2 Re: Maryborough Gift on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:11 am

soreoldguy


Ddogs there is always going to be someone disgruntled by the handicaps. In terms of looking after the local guys, sort of contradicts your concerns about the handicapping. The point of handicap racing is to give everyone a chance, not always going to happen but if you start handicapping on where someone lives no one will travel. What the system needs is a national handicapper with each state having a handicapping panel. The panel can overrule the handicapper but everyone would know where they stand. Added to that with video recording of all events I'm sure the system could be improved. However, I think hell with freeze over before this happens

3 Re: Maryborough Gift on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:29 am

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Teenager Jake Ryder ran off 7.50m at Stawell, running last in heat 11 in 8.15secs. The heat was won by Ryan Bedford (2.75m) in 7.84s. 

His first start in a VAL 70m since Stawell & he's off 10.25m. A 2.75m lift.

Maybe starts off the VAL season off around 8 - 8.75?

There's little bring left to the imagination in what's happening in NSW with these kids getting incredibly generous marks following a few mediocre performances.

In the past it would take several years of mediocrity for a teenager to get lifted to double digit handicaps. But it appears the onus on improvement has moved away from the coach & athlete as the handicapper feels obliged to fast track them up with 'wholesale' lifts. 

In my view no teenager should ever get to double digit mark in a 70m, the potential for improvement is just far too great to warrant the risk.

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4 Re: Maryborough Gift on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:33 am

SANCHEZ


Yep, a couple of horrible handicapping blunders yesterday. 70m winner last ran in Vic at stawell where he had 7.50. Yesterday he had 10.25. Have to think the 200 winner ran off wrong mark also. You shouldn't have 22m when your gift mark is a touch over 10m. 17m would have been about right. Might have been given his 300 mark.

5 Re: Maryborough Gift on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:43 am

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Good to read that THE FLOATER had a win.
He goes around in everything for the Vets over 550 metres, travels to SA most years and is a big part of the Ballarat carnival and didnt he let his unit out over Easter ?
Top Bloke ,and was last seen kicking on pretty well at the After Party at the Bay.
If its the same FLOATER that Im aware of, WELL DESERVED hope you bought the handicapper a drink !!

6 Re: Maryborough Gift on Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:18 am

Downesy


Greg is certainly one of the stalwarts of, not only the VAL as a competitor, but as an interstate regular, as well as a hard worker on the Ballarat Gift commitee. He is certainly to be admired for his consistancy, tenacity and loyalty to pro running, and should be a positive role model to our younger VAL competitors.


Whispers wrote:Good to read that THE FLOATER had a win.
He goes around in everything for the Vets over 550 metres, travels to SA most years and is a big part of the Ballarat carnival and didnt he let his unit out over Easter ?
Top Bloke ,and was last seen kicking on pretty well at the After Party at the Bay.
If its the same FLOATER that Im aware of, WELL DESERVED hope you bought the handicapper a drink !!

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