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Freemason vs Northerly

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    Posted: 20 Jan 2011 at 9:54am
Thought some of you would like to relive this great clash in the 2003 BMW, Probably not easily accessible to most so here it is.

My personal thoughts were that the jockey may have gone for Northerly a bit too early as he seemed to be under pressure a long way out.


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I personally think that he needed to go for Northerly early. Northerly was at least 5L slower, if not more, the clockwise way of going.
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It was also Northerly's 3rd run in 3 weeks, and second 2400m race in succession, and in the 2400m Manion Cup the Sat before, he didn't run on finishing 5th at 1.75. He had raced Spring/Autumn then Spring, Autumn, Spring, Autumn. Northerly was at the end of his tether, and in fact retired after the run. 18 months later they unsuccessfully tried a 3 race comeback, but in that BMW he was a broken horse and it was remarkable he raced as well as he did.  
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Personally I thought it was thoroughly and utterly spine tingling.

People harped on about the horses being poorly ridden, they said the same after the Bonecrusher Our Waverley Star contest.

It was two top class combatants putting it all on the line. Brilliant spine tingling stuff.
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I remember hearing this on the radio and cheering on Freemason. Never got to see the replay so thanks a lot for putting it up! Great battle
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Epic battle, Freemason ran out of his skin that day. Didn't they break the track record? Many if's and but's, but a great pity he couldn't nail him on the line.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hatch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2011 at 8:56am
Well said Mayor  ,that is exactly what happened  .  Great race  ,    that was the way Northerly went best,   attack early and break their hearts ,   on this day  Freemason  pulled out an absolutely superb performance .   They say this was Jack  Inghams favourite race  he loved to watch the replay of it.
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Originally posted by Browndog Browndog wrote:

It was also Northerly's 3rd run in 3 weeks, and second 2400m race in succession, and in the 2400m Manion Cup the Sat before, he didn't run on finishing 5th at 1.75. He had raced Spring/Autumn then Spring, Autumn, Spring, Autumn. Northerly was at the end of his tether, and in fact retired after the run. 18 months later they unsuccessfully tried a 3 race comeback, but in that BMW he was a broken horse and it was remarkable he raced as well as he did.  



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Great race,was there that day and will remember it forever.
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Does anybody recall at what stage of Freemasons career he was gelded ?






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