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    Early days, but market slowly forming for one of the biggest races of the season.

    https://www.oddschecker.com/horse-racing/ante-post-racing/national-hunt/betfair-chase/winner

    Bristol De Mai, will obviously be bang there, with everything in his favour round there, as seen last season, while I’d love to see Native River do it, and he could be equally well suited.

    A race I love, but I’ve never had a big punt in, more of a race to enjoy.

    If pushed just now, one who looks overpriced, and may just get his conditions, is American. He looks tempting at 33’s, but for now no bet.

    Early Fancy

    American 33’s

    #1376202
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    Had another look at this, and I just wonder if Ms Parfois might be worth risking at the 33’s.

    Had a smashing season last year, as did the trainer. She’ll get the mares allowance, and there’s a good chance she’ll get her ground. The race tends to cut up, so there’s a chance that 33’s could be worth taking each way.

    Yes, The Ladbroke Trophy or Welsh National could be more realistic targets, but seriously considering her for this. I think that price is too big.

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    Ms Parfois will probably run as long as they get the usual soft ground. She loves bottomless ground and I think she could easily place in this.

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    Bob in race i notice in past need a horse who won over shorter distance that showed a bit of pace in the past so not look at race yet

    And i thought you have market up for big Ascot handicap on saturday 7f race i like Ii Primo solo 12/1 and Gilgamesh same price

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    Nicholls saying that Politologue could head here, and at 14’s, that makes some appeal, though he could be heading to Ascot for their two and a half miler.

    This is a race where I’ll tend to sit back and enjoy, rather than have a proper bet in, and with that in mind, going to play a couple Antepost just now. Hopefully they’ll line up to give me some interest, though absolute minimum stakes until I see them get an entry.

    I stuck with Ms Parfois, and I also went with Clan Des Obeaux, who was very very impressive here, considering conditions, a performance which went rather unnoticed after Bristol De Mai’s demolition job an hour later.

    I think I could probably beat the price on Clan, should he get an entry.

    Clan Des Obeaux 25’s
    Ms Parfois 33’s
    Both Each Way

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    Venture, I’m sure you know how much I like Politologue, but I think possibly next year for him.

    Very unoriginal but I like Bristol De Mai

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    I like Politologue but don’t think he would care for a 3 mile slog in a bog. If ground good..hmm. Don’t know.

    CDO and Mrs P nice choices.

    If it is soft or worse, and BDM and Native River both turn up 100% tuned up and feeling good, it could be a freakishly epic duel and the race of the season but possibly as horrific as it would be brilliant.

    I’ll probably go with CDO, if he isn’t declared for Down Royal.

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    Bristol De Mai is one of my favourite horses over the jumps and I’m hoping he can win this again although like green says if Native River turns up he might not have it all his own way this time. Too early to tell yet but if BDM runs then for me it has to be him.
    Has NTD given out any reports on his wellbeing for the season ahead? Jac

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
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    Don’t know but I think fresh is the time to catch him. Stomach ulcers tend to heal up nicely when the horse is loafing about on grass and get worse with the stress of training, racing and travelling.

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    Yeah Grass, hopefully nice choices with the pair of them.

    Fingers crossed that Degaussed is spot on about her plans, while I could handle CDO heading here as well as Down Royal.

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    Looking through them, that 33’s for American still looks big.

    I’ve topped up on Clan Des Obeaux in the last couple of weeks, so more on than I had planned. Might just stake more again with the Fry horse, and hopefully get a decent trade nearer the time.

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    I have a tenner each way double with a 16/1 winner going onto Clan Des Obeaux for this at 20/1. Only thing that tempers enthusiasm is Nicholls has stated it’s not ideal going there without a prep. Was supposed to run in the Charlie Hall but didn’t because of the ground. Needs soft apparently…hopefully will run…but it looks a hot race if they all stand their ground.

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    Does anyone know what the going is at Haydock at present?

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