2017 Becher Chase

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    raymo61
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    Gas Line Boy runs in the Grand Sefton I am afraid!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

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    MarkTT
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    I had Gas Line Boy last time when Dunne started looking round, appeared to confuse the horse and dumped it into the Aintree turf. However, He’s riding well at present, so 9-1 will do for the Grand Sefton.

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    Venture to Cognac
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    Disappointed that Gas Line doesn’t go here, but no damage done with him, as didn’t go overboard, with that double entry of his. No, the damage was done with Three Faces West earlier in the week, as I had topped up on him.

    I’m left with Westerner Point here, and the way he’s going, I could lay a good bit off to ease the pain, but just going to let it all ride on him, and take the hit should things not go according to plan.

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    Thanks for all the great work VTC . Goodtoknow 20/1 e w for me

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    Venture to Cognac
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    You’re welcome Orchid. Hope you are well, and best of luck with Goodtoknow.

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    Blaklion looks to have the class edge in this and ought to win. 🙂

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    peter .h
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    16 declared. Can we get a book started on who the obligitary non runner will be?

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    Middle_Of_March
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    I have to say, I don’t think this is a brilliant renewal. But it’s a race I don’t like backing short priced horses in but every piece of form, the ground, the trip, etc suggests the favourite should win this costly.

    7/2 is good enough for me.

    I simply think he will win and then move on to bigger things by just jumping them silly off the front.

    I’ve also had a small bet each Way on Portrait King. 25/1 looks too big to me.

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    Fran the man
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    I like Highland lodge for this, loves the race and his run last year proved he has no problems arriving there fresh having won the year previous, was beaten in a close finish by Vieux Lion Rouge who reopposes on a lot worse terms and i give him a huge chance.
    Rogue angel is another that interests me off such a low mark but don’t like the jockey booking, Mc Lernon could be a bit too quiet as RA seems best when he’s let attack his fences and lead whereas Mc Lernon’s one of the quieter riders so intrigued what the plan is with him. :unsure:

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    Triptych
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    Blaklion for me too… :good: :good: as Mike says he has the class to win this.
    Think The Last Samuri will also run a good race so will do two single bets and
    a reverse forecast in this one..Jac :rose:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
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    stevecaution
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    A bit off-putting for me that Blaklion is short and hasn’t won a race for 21 months. It could be dangerous to read Bristol De Mai’s next winning margin in any way literally.

    Westerner Point has a feather weight and quite a good 5/9 strike rate in Chases. He’s won on heavy and landed his last three chases. He’s not the class of some here but with only 10st 1lb to carry he may be worth a small bet at 12/1 as a token selection in a fairly trappy looking affair.

    What's all the fuss about Estimate on the Racing Legends Stamps?

    There's always been a second rate Mare on them anyway 😉

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    MarkTT
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    Why is As De Mee in this and not the Grand Sefton ? I know Nicholls is thinking about the National but in heavy going ? He only gets a few pounds from Blaklion, who has finished fourth in a National and was dropped two pounds after finishing second to Bristol De Mai at Wetherby.

    Stiff task.

    Thought for the day – Over the last five seasons in Ireland, Jim Culloty has never trained winners in successive months and only once not gone 3 months or longer without a winner.
    Lord Windermere hasn’t won in three years, has placed only once in two years and yet has a rating of 144.

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    Have added VLR to my Goodtoknow bet

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    GoldenMiller34
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    Whatever version of them through the years the fences always take more jumping on Soft/Heavy. Also, I sometimes wonder if they are made a bit stiffer for this meeting or, more to the point, too easy for the National when the spotlight is on. Add in the testing ground per se and I doubt many will finish today. Lightweights could be favoured. That rules out The Last Samuri. My take on Blaklion is he has become very one-paced. The Young Master can’t jump these fences, I’ll have salt on the hat I eat if he gets round. I fear the bottom four in the weights but surely the safest option is a win bet each on Vieux Lion Rouge and Highland Lodge, they are proven and 8/1 and 9/1 respectively.

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    aaronizneez
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    A bit off-putting for me that Blaklion is short and hasn’t won a race for 21 months. It could be dangerous to read Bristol De Mai’s next winning margin in any way literally.

    Westerner Point has a feather weight and quite a good 5/9 strike rate in Chases. He’s won on heavy and landed his last three chases. He’s not the class of some here but with only 10st 1lb to carry he may be worth a small bet at 12/1 as a token selection in a fairly trappy looking affair.

    I would agree with SC above but slight preference would be for Goodtoknow who is 4 from 7 on heavy and comes from a trainer who seems to have a knack of winning these events

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