Denman

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  1. Denman

    Gunman on the run.

    I understand your point @Freddy from the hood and I do not believe that you're intending to be malicious by saying it. But we are talking about religious zealots or extremists if you prefer who your vast majority of Muslims do not relate to or agree with. They aren't representative of a religion or a whole geographjical region. Such generalised and broad statements just lead to alienating a whole population of innocent, good, honest, hardworking people who have done us no evil, done us no harm.
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    Gunman on the run.

    Step 1. Identify a recent atrocity caused by a Caucasian Christian male. Step 2. Reassure the audience. Step 3. Subtly insinuate that its the Middle Easts and Islams fault.
  3. Denman

    Season opener

    Don't fucking talk to me about my fucking diet. Went to the Doctors a few weeks ago now for an annual checkup. "I am going to be blunt..." "Err okay Doc?" "Yeah, you're getting a bit fat, its normal as you get older, but maybe you are a bit fatter than you should be" "What?" "Yeah.... I wouldn't worry about it too much, maybe just walk more or whatever" *flashbacks to all the takeaways, selection boxes** and fastfood I had been troffing* **How does one get moderately plump off a selection box nowadays anyway? Theres fuck all in them, the fucking curly wurlys are a bite. The crunchies no more than 2 bites. I guess I did eat a lot of them though. Anyway, long story short, that really pissed me off, spoke to my missus afterwards and I was waiting for her to agree that the doctor is a fucking prick that doesn't know how to do his job and should be sacked for malpractice. But no, shes like "well you're getting a bit chubby". I was fucking straight out on the bike that afternoon. Fell off half an hour in, been on codeine and big macs since as my backs fucked.
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    CHELTENHAM COMP CHAT THREAD!!

    I can explain to you why. A break in a horses leg doesn't tend to just be one clean break, they literally shatter like glass making it very difficult for them to reform/join back together (not sure what the correct term is). Even if they do, it tends to be a very weak connection and its likely to break again. The other thing is, the lower leg breaks almost always, and I know no one wants to hear this, results in the leg practically being amputated as soon as theres a break as theres so little flesh/tissue surrounding it so it tears really easily aslong as the bone fragments cutting arteries and such. The whole notion of making them lay down through a several month recovery isnt practical, years ago it was tried quite commonly and the vast majority of those horses would still die due to pneumonia, infection and other issues it causes. As horrendous as it sounds, it is quite simply at this time the most humane option for them to be put down if they suffer a fracture. There has actually been research in recent years for artifcial bones, similar to the titanium plates we may get to strengthen after breaks and such. But literally they would replace entire sections of the horses bones with implants. But I havent heard anything about it in a while. It is getting a lot better now, nowadays a lot of the ligament damage and such that may have had them put down is quite treatable, its highly fucking expensive I can attest to that, I have first hand experience but you will be hard pressed to find many owners and trainers that don't consider it well worthwhile to part with that money regardless of the ability of the horse. A horses anatomy is an amazing feat of nature, their legs are nimble and slender, often thinner than ours towards the bottom. Yet those legs are supporting almost 100st of beast! Those legs can propel that almost 100st beast forward at upto 45mph! While carrying an angry little irish man that had 3 cornflakes for breakfast. Their anatomy is truly amazing. When you consider all of the research that goes into making Formula 1 cars as aerodynamic and as fast as possible, a horse in my opinion when you consider its speed, size and mass (yes there are faster but smaller animals) is truly natures Formula 1 car.
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    CHELTENHAM COMP CHAT THREAD!!

    While everyone is talking about Sir Erec, we are forgetting that the other 2 casualties of the festival both belonged to the somewhat legendary northern owners Andrea & Graham Wiley. For those unfamilar they have owned some absolutely fantastic jumps horses over the years with two of my absolute favourites being Inglis Drever and Tidal Bay. Two unique horses. Inglis Drever best known for being the 3 time winner of the World Hurdle (the Stayers now) and Tidal Bay an Arkle and Lexus winner. From what I know they are both lovely and incredibly loyal people (I mean it shows when they were keeping hundreds of horses with a certain nerfarious northern trainer for years, when any of the top trainers would have loved to have them). Since that particular trainer got banned, they have mainly had horses with Mullins and I am sure I have seen an odd one elsewhere. But I don't believe that they have anywhere near as many now as they used to. Such a shame. So unlucky.
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    TGC CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL COMPETITION

    I would just suggest maybe looking at the format. Not having a go, I know they are time consuming and a bit of a pain in the ass. That one last year that I did on here was the first one on these forums, without about half the participants or less than this year and it was still a pain in the ass.
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    TGC CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL COMPETITION

    But then its not really a tipping competition, its a who is the luckiest competition. Which is exactly what this was in my humble opinion.
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    TGC CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL COMPETITION

    He wouldn't have won, no, as consistency was more of a key. We had people who had picked a 20/1+ winner and finished on negative scores. Whereas you for example with your consistency would have done quite well using level stake point scoring. I think with your system I wouldnt have picked what I fancied I would have just picked 50+/1 shots in every race with 10 or 20pts win and hoped to have been lucky. As that would be the smartest approach.
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    TGC CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL COMPETITION

    I did say earlier in this thread or the chat thread with this format literally 4 days of picking horses can be won from picking 27 losers and 1 nice winner!
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    CHELTENHAM COMP CHAT THREAD!!

    Thats harsh mate, I think that was just a really nasty pace for most of them.
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    CHELTENHAM COMP CHAT THREAD!!

    Although I didn't have it E/W and I assume it has got a place anyway. Looks like Waley-Cohen has dropped his arms and lost the will to live as soon as he were passed by one, lol!
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    CHELTENHAM COMP CHAT THREAD!!

    I mean muppets are considered puppets right? Thats one puppet I'd like to ram my fist up the arse of.
  13. Denman

    CHELTENHAM COMP CHAT THREAD!!

    Judging by the jockey orders, they must have some strong opinion of Road to Rome. Seems to be a front runner based on prior runs, but still its doing the absolute dirty on most of the field!
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    CHELTENHAM COMP CHAT THREAD!!

    Won this race the last twice. Seems to massively up its game at Cheltenham for whatever reason.
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    CHELTENHAM COMP CHAT THREAD!!

    Absolutely every last bone in my body is telling me not to bet on Pachu Du Polder after being annihilated in its prior race by Road To Rome. Like for real, getting so thoroughly beat by anything ridden by Mr Waley-Cohen is like splitting a condom in a South African brothel (thats some sleepless night shit.... I would imagine so anyway). But this horse is a different beast at Cheltenham and even if its being ridden by someone that sounds like shes straight out of a bad 70's British Porn Comedy (Miss Harriet Tucker, mmm she sounds delicious), I still believe... kind of. Pachu du Polder Road to Rome (He is actually okay.... still don't like him though)