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    Posted: 16 Oct 2016 at 3:59pm
They are still trying to get him into the Cup. Will likely run in the lexus
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Run was almost too bad to be true given his nice first up effort.

Hopefully he can bounce back.
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Running on Derby day, then backing up only 3 days later in the Cup is not normal Team Williams style.

Can't remember them doing that since Coachwood in 1995, who won the Hotham Hcp by 5 lens and then ran about 5th behind Doriemus.

Agree there's a nice race in Aloft, but not sure it will be the 2016 Melb Cup.
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I think Lloyd and Nick are just trying to take advantage of the weakish field for the Cup.
Obviously the more runners they have in the race, the more chance they have of getting some prizemoney to buy some new UK nags
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His last prep in the UK he had 2 starts, first up he won the 3219m Listed Queen Vase, then he ran 28L last in the 2414m Group 2 Great Voltigeur.

Aren't most of their 3yo black type races only for colts?

If so, did they import him as a Listed winning and Group 1 placed Galileo colt out of a Group 3 winning Storm Cat mare, and geld him before he had a start down here?  That's insane if true.
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Pretty sure he was already gelded when Lloyd bought him
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Looked good in the yard
Didn't have a cracker on though
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Welcome back, too tough
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Good first up horse
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Yeah, once the stablemate was scratched Aloft looked like the winner.
Silly odds for a horse that runs so well fresh.

I started with nothing and still have most of it left
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Does anyone know what this trainer looks like?
Never heard of him, never seen him and never heard him speak.
Lloyd is an old man and Nick is a fat slob, needs to get with the times and lift the media ban
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Liam - 3 starters. Quinella, followed by win. Life's sweet.
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Green screen
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I thought so :(
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Ah crap
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Crap indeed.

Condolences to connections.
RIP Aloft
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Good news. The screen must’ve been precautionary because he’s still with us

Aloft – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr L Howley advised Aloft would now be spelled. Mr Howley was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
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Only Lloyd has connections like that
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Bringing them back from the dead I mean😊
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Phew! Back from the dead.

(I retract condolences and change to SIP [spell in peace])
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Nominated for the 2800m Open Hcp at Flemington on Saturday, so whatever the issue was in the Sydney Cup can’t have been too bad.
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Originally posted by deejays destiny deejays destiny wrote:

Good news. The screen must’ve been precautionary because he’s still with us

Aloft – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr L Howley advised Aloft would now be spelled. Mr Howley was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.


So it looks like Williams has been telling porkies again
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Looks horrendous in the yard. Surprised to see it turn out like that.
Cannot win, would be surprised if he finishes the race
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Tailed off a long long last.
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Originally posted by Shawy38 Shawy38 wrote:

Looks horrendous in the yard. Surprised to see it turn out like that.
Cannot win, would be surprised if he finishes the race

LOL Wish I'd read that, I might have halved my bet.

Racing.com said late money for him.

I backed him purely on trust. Best horse in the race, not poorly weighted.

I trusted all was well. CLearly it wasn't.




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Originally posted by djebel djebel wrote:

Originally posted by Shawy38 Shawy38 wrote:

Looks horrendous in the yard. Surprised to see it turn out like that.
Cannot win, would be surprised if he finishes the race


LOL Wish I'd read that, I might have halved my bet.

Racing.com said late money for him.

I backed him purely on trust. Best horse in the race, not poorly weighted.

I trusted all was well. CLearly it wasn't.



So was vetted after Sydney run and given all clear for to day, hmmm.
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And the trainer told the stewards the horse would be spelled....
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I was too smart for them, I backed Sin to Win! ...LOLOuch
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Drifted which was never a good sign... once he drifted I assumed he was on the race for another runner and to compress the weights. I’m sure Lloyd thought he was a throw at the stumps but Sherlock crunched late
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