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brimson25
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:51 pm

15.50 at Southwell, today. First time I've seen this.

Napping long time favourite, then Hisar smashed in for around 4s to 3s, then back out again. Hugely volatile. Lots if fun. Sadly, no idea why it's happening!

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Dallas
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:52 pm

People are backing one then the other ;)

brimson25
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:05 pm

It seemed to me that that made the market more volatile, but perhaps I am imagining that, because it all seemed so dramatic like a tug of war.

There's no reason more money should be traded in a hotly contested market. In fact, I guess the opposite is true?

Derek27
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:06 pm

brimson25 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:51 pm
15.50 at Southwell, today. First time I've seen this.

Napping long time favourite, then Hisar smashed in for around 4s to 3s, then back out again. Hugely volatile. Lots if fun. Sadly, no idea why it's happening!
I've seen that happen loads of times! :)

brimson25
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:10 pm

:D Thanks Dallas!

There often seems to be a consensus moment about favourites - right, thumbs up in it comes; or no we think this is a donkey, drift like a barge. This is the most dramatic example of indecision I've seen. I suppose old hands have seen this loads of times. I just got quite excited by all the activity, apologies this is a bit of a pointless thread.

(As it happens, neither won)

brimson25
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:11 pm

And of course my handsome, and record pre-horse race trading green of 18p ;)

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Dallas
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:15 pm

brimson25 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:05 pm
It seemed to me that that made the market more volatile, but perhaps I am imagining that, because it all seemed so dramatic like a tug of war.

There's no reason more money should be traded in a hotly contested market. In fact, I guess the opposite is true?
AW markets are generally very weak and volatile so you will get this a lot in these type of markets especially with two short-priced favs but its not a pointless thread if you have never seen it happen before.

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ShaunWhite
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:17 pm

Napping was unexposed but from a respected yard, the rumour mill was in full effect.
Like all opinion polls these days the public appeared to be widely polarised, was just a matter of what order then fans/haters made it out of the bar and down to the ring.....metaphorically of course.

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ShaunWhite
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:20 pm

Derek27 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:06 pm
I've seen that happen loads of times! :)
At your age I suspect there's not much new under the sun. ;)
(actually i've no idea how old you are but assumed you were in the 50+ club too)

brimson25
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:23 pm

Thanks both, makes sense. I read on the card that napping was unexposed, which fits the pattern I suppose. Lots of guessing, not informed action I suppose.

It's good to have people to talk to who can explain things!

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