December 3, 2017 at 23:00 #1330277
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Southfield Theatre is 148,apologies bit of a typo earlier saying 142,entered in the Becher weekend.December 3, 2017 at 23:13 #1330279
Still no idea of my #1 yet, but pretty sure it’ll probably be Kasbah, or, depending how Newbury goes, Cogry, but I’m happy to have the early pair in there for now, especially Regal Encore
Darren, took the plunge myself tonight on Kasbah. He was always high on my list to be my #1 in this, and I’ve had a few quid on. After yesterday, I’ve topped up more on Regal Encore, and the pair of them lead the way for me here.
I missed doing a book on this last year, because of my Native River bet, but I did one the 2 years before, and they went very well. Early doors here, but considering it this time around, and I’m on the verge of adding Russe Blanc as well, but holding tight, just in case I change my mind about the book. Probably 50/50 on that front, as the odds look tight right now.
I’ll stick with these for the timebeing…..
Rock The Kasbah Win 14’s
Regal Encore Each Way 50’s
Regal Encore 50’s to 80’s
Beware The Bear 38’s to 48’s
Folsom Blue EW 33’sDecember 4, 2017 at 19:37 #1330393
With Three Faces West taken out of The Becher, he’s close to being added here at 25’s as well.December 5, 2017 at 17:03 #1330538
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Vintage Clouds needs to be watched this season for a race like this but I would have thought Haydock or Aintree were his primary targets
Robinsfirth is consistent but just lacks a bit of class.
Final Nudge would seem ideally suited to the race and his regular jockeys ride winners at the course.
Final Nudge for me at this stage.December 5, 2017 at 19:28 #1330546
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Houblon Des Obeaux off 10lb lower than last year is very appealing…December 6, 2017 at 00:51 #1330585
One of my very favourites Joliff, and entered up for The London National as well at the weekend. Think he’s looked to have retained plenty of his ability, and I genuinely think he’s tough enough to take in both. Nice price on Saturday as well at 10’s.December 7, 2017 at 01:27 #1330750
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I’m going to throw one into the mix, I don’t think he’s been mentioned yet. BAYWING is
a horse I thought a fair bit for the last couple of seasons. He was hugely impressive at the
tail end of 2015 and the start of 2016, where he won 4 on the trot and was hiked up a pretty
incredible 46lbs in the space of 3 months. He clearly went wrong next time out in February(16),
he was pulled up and didn’t appear back until Januaury of this year. He was entitled to need that
(4th), and I couldn’t understand why he went off at 33/1 next time out in a Grade 2 Chase at Wetherby.
I backed him, I don’t think there was a thread to mention him, but I had him in Bob’s competition
(and unfortunately 1st reserve in Jac’s). That was over 3m on soft, and he looked like he could have
won it pulling a cart, which is why they raised him 15lbs for that. He looked like he needed his
comeback race at Carlisle last month, and then uncharacteristically fell at the 1st at Haydock 3
weeks later. He loves heavy ground, and is likely to get that at Chepstow, and has looked full
of running when winning over 3m. I really think the extra distance will bring out the best in him
and at 25/1 he’s well worth a crack.
There are plenty of big guns running further up the handicap, capped by American who I think is
absolutely top Notch. The worry for me is that this isn’t a race where the top weights normally
take a hand. Last year was an exception, but then again Native River (11.12) was exceptional. In
the past 20 years, only one other horse has carried more that 11st (Halcon Genelardais 11.3 in 2006)
He’s the right age and weight, should improve for the trip, and he will have ground conditions in
his favour. What’s not to likeDecember 7, 2017 at 20:27 #1330857
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FINAL NUDGE 16/1 and WOTSIZNAME 25/1 are the two I am interested in.
Final Nudge just couldn’t get by present man last time which was unfortunate for my pocket as I was on at 20/1 and 25/1 but that could turn out to be a good prep for this having been going well in the Midlands National when coming down four out.
Wotsizname could be a dark one and looks like a thorough stayer to me and has ran several times over three miles plus and could improve for the extra distance . I know it is Harry fry’s which is a good thing apart from the fact that he might not want to run it against American but I am willing to take that chance at the price.December 9, 2017 at 18:41 #1331317
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Hopefully Sugar Baron runs here now.December 16, 2017 at 17:28 #1332461
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Mysteree the one for me. Dodged the race at Cheltenham on Friday, massive record winning first time out the last three seasons. Missed the cut for this last season and probably lucky too, Native River was not for beating. Hopefully slow ground prevails and Mysteree can show himself to be ideal for this race.
Relative price to Chase the Spud is totally wrong. Mysteree is a 6/1 shot here at worst.
Ploughed into the 20/1.December 16, 2017 at 17:38 #1332463
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After that round of shoddy jumping bu WOTSIZNAME I hope he doesn’t turn up!! LOL
I have jumped on the Rock the Kasbah bandwagon too!! LOLDecember 16, 2017 at 17:57 #1332468
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Agree totally with BigG on Baywing. Could not hold out longer on him, so finally succumbed. If not this one he will win a good race this year at some point ( i hope )December 17, 2017 at 00:48 #1332570
I like Mysteree as well Nulty, and took some 20’s myself. Was very pleased when he didn’t run at Cheltenham. Also added Kansas City Chief at 44’s, and 50’s Each Way.
Slowly forming a book here, and now all green, and a few quid ahead on the race, thanks to laying Big Brown Bear at 12’s to 14.5’s.December 17, 2017 at 01:51 #1332571
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Really want to take the small amount of 50s still around for Regal Encore, he’s a low as 16s in places. But he still holds an entry to the race at Ascot a few days before and I haven’t read anything from connections that is particularly strong for either race….December 17, 2017 at 11:30 #1332599
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I like the Baywing shout. I backed him last time out only for him to fall at the first! He’ll love the trip and expectedly soft ground. His trainer mentioned the Welsh National for him as early as last February, so I would expect this has long been the plan. 25/1 is more than fair.
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