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    Venture to Cognac
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    Definitely a “changing of the guard” race for me this year. The initial entry stage is normally littered with Cliff Horses, Notebook Horses, and real favourites, but definitely thin on the ground this time around.

    Pettochside fits the bill, but would need to run well today at Sandown to get in, and Accession would be another, but he needs the heavens to open. Growl would be the pick of the bunch in this category, and 25’s will have long disappeared if he lines up here, and he’s dropping in the weights.

    First to catch the eye is Dancing Star off of 100. Needs to bounce back, but not that long ago he was winning The Stewards Cup on 102, and the handicapper has finally relented. 25’s makes him very interesting, and I’ll keep an eye on him should he run at the weekend.

    Foolaad would probably be my #1 at the moment, he just looks to have bags of potential, and he just keeps delivering. Not raised for his second at York, and at 25’s, I’m close to playing.

    Ice Age has been in the notebook for this since The Curragh last season, and his recent run only confirmed his potential, and he looks a real player.

    I haven’t forgotten the way in which Teruntum Star won at York last year, and he’s another who’s very much on the radar.

    No bet yet, and like The Hunt Cup, loads to chew over, and loads of time to change the mind. This is the early shortlist though, with Foolaad, very much the #1

    Foolaad 25’s

    Ice Age 20’s
    Growl 25’s
    Dancing Star 25’s
    Teruntum Star 25’s

    GL

    #1356281
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    Played two antepost NRNB for this with Bet365.

    If the latter runs, I’ll be cashing out on the former.

    Blue De Vega @ 20/1 & Dreamfield @ 9/2

    #1356732
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    Dreamfield is going to run lads.

    The banker of the entire week

    #1356754
    stevecaution
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    Is anybody worried about the “Bounce” with Dreamfield?

    He looked superb on his debut in 2016 but then scrambled home when hot favourite next time. That followed with him missing 2017 and 569 days off the track. Obviously he won well last time and could still be well handicapped, as Jubilee and July Cup entries might suggest him to be but at 4/1 or so in a massive field you wouldn’t want to have any concerns.

    Hard to be confident in a Wokingham and I may not play in the race at all. Maybe £1 EW six places on something at a big price.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

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    jackh1092
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    Agree Steve, not for me at the prices, and could bounce as you say.

    No ta.

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    KevMcAlley
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    I’ve bet Dreamfield at 6s but he’s too short now at 4s. Bounce doesn’t concern, had long enough to get over LTO.

    This is the best shape to a race all week. Short favourite in a heritage handicap screams value about the rest of the field. I’ll probably have another two running for me e/w at prices.

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    DANCING STAR at 25/1 is my bet here

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    Put up BRIAN THE SNAIL 33/1 on twitter last month after what happen at Epsom had no hope then win last time out which i never expect it think could win again

    DANZENO 25/1 A older horse i like who loves Ascot and fast run 6f be ideal for him

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    KevMcAlley
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    Two e/w darts to go alongside my main Dreamfield bet.

    Growl 16/1
    Well handicapped on his best form and Fahey been aiming him at this all season.

    Out Do 25/1
    Won this last year off 99 drawn 1, now runs off 100 drawn 2. Probably been getting targeted at this by O’Meara who I rate as a target trainer.

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    raymo61
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    Three each way for me six places!!

    ULTIMATE AVENUE 25/1

    VICTORY ANGEL 14/1

    AL QAHWA 33/1

    Good Luck Guys cos this good thing could dot up!!

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    I struggled to find a confident each-way so submitted to £20 on Dreamfield at 4/1.

    His form from his last win looks solid and although in Trap 8, he could just be too well in.

    Silent Echo for example could not get near to Dreamfield when they met but because he won his next two starts he meets Dreamfield on 2 lbs worse terms this time, which really makes it look that he has no hope unless the favourite it amiss somehow.

    I’ve done Major Jumbo 28/1 EW with six places available. A couple of quid for the Forecast on those two. Major Jumbo has been running well and I could see him running his own race from the back and picking off those who tried to chase the hot favourite. Hopefully he is the one to follow Dreamfield home as others fade, if not, then managing to hit the 6th spot at least.

    Not the best Wokingham I can recall but a win is a win.

    Dreamfield 4/1

    Major Jumbo 28/1 EW 6 places

    £2 SF the pair :rose:

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

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    Bit nervous lads.

    Got dreamfields for bundles but surely e just pisses up here. Absolute monster and I’ll be absolutely gutted if he doesn’t destroy this lot.

    I just struggle to see any possible way in him not winning this.

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    KevMcAlley
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    His draw isn’t great, a lot of the pace is drawn high.

    I’d be laying off a fair amount personally if he’s winning you a good chunk MOM.

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    Nathan Hughes
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    Tupi 16/1 has not been in good form however you could say the same of him last year before Royal Ascot where he was 6th in the Diamond Jubilee just under 4 lengths behind The Tin Man at level weights. The going was good to firm last year as well and he finds himself down the weights with Ryan Moore on board.

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    botchy1
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    Never thought i would be scrolling down the page to look for Tis Marvellous in a handicap.

    Remembered being mightily impressed by him when he won his maiden looking like a star in the making. Only backed him once and that was for him to beat Lady Aurelia in the G1 Prix Mornay. :wacko:

    Never looked quite as good again despite some pretty good form last year, especially when you put it in context of this race. Been gelded over the Winter which gives some hope that connections still have faith they can get him back.

    Shame about the draw like, after saying all that :negative:

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