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    darren83
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    THE PENTAGON 20/1

    Lost by a long way on debut.But more than made up with 2nd showing where he tore them apart he looks more a middle distance horse than a miler hope 1m next race for him i like to see go Racingpost trophy or race that Australia won at 2,

    #1310425

    ham
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    Really liked how he dismantled that field the other day, i think that race will work out quite well

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    bozlike
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    You ask and they will come eh Daz. You took your time 😉

    I had 2 unraced horses in mind for this. One that I’d been majorly leaning towards, the other that I had less affiliation towards but remained there as an option none the less. It was almost like listening to a not properly tuned in radio, where you could here the beauty of Champagne Supernova disrupted by white noise crackling away in the background. On this occasion the white noise turned out to be Nelson, a horse who has as much going for it in his breeding as he doesn’t. Is a Frankel half brother to US Army Ranger and son of Moonstone regally bred or isn’t he? It throws up as many questions as answers to me, which is why I haven’t backed him. I almost felt a slight pinch of vindication albeit for all the wrong reasons when I spotted him entered up over 6 furlongs on Thursday. Surely he won’t be quick enough to take up that engagement?

    I can’t deny The Pentagon gave off a strong impression when winning second time out on Saturday. I’m not sure how strong the field was having the average at best looking Bond Street made favourite, but you can only beat what’s there and he beat them in bloodless fashion. I’d imagine the Leopardstown Breeders Cup Qualifier will do for him before a winter off Daz. He looks one to keep onside.

    I’m playing ‘Ballydoyle Guess Who’ here though which is as entertaining as ever. I’ve long predicted my Derby horse runs in the 1 mile maiden event a week on Thursday at Leopardstown. He wins on the bit at cramped odds on before Aidan can say ‘listen’. Journalists and the lot are thrusting microphones at Aidan’s mouth as Epsom is buzzed and thrown around……

    We can but dream eh? :yahoo:

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    Looking forward to seeing Amedeo Modigliani running again, he made a very good debut by the stable’s standards this year. There’s bound to be a Camelot colt in the reckoning for the Derby. Christopher Robin is highly regarded, but no sign of him making his debut as yet. Hunting Horn may be out soon.

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    bozlike
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    Looking forward to seeing Amedeo Modigliani running again, he made a very good debut by the stable’s standards this year. There’s bound to be a Camelot colt in the reckoning for the Derby. Christopher Robin is highly regarded, but no sign of him making his debut as yet. Hunting Horn may be out soon.

    He is by this judge Sunspangled, watch this space 😉

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    bozlike
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    Thursday July 27th, keep the date highlighted folks. It’s the date Christopher Robin follows in his sires hoofprints by winning the same maiden en route to Epsom glory :good:

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    stevecaution
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    I don’t think The Pentagon will stay the trip.

    He runs like a miler to my eyes. I’ve done him for the Guineas at 33/1 though.

    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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    Steve this Pentagon got a middle distance breeding while i agree he look fast other day thing with him maybe he harness that speed next year be able to stay 1m4.

    CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 1st horse i thought of for race before THE Pentagon so he one to look out for to.Any other unraced horses not trained by AOB you guys like

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    Well Dazza Ballydoyle are always my first port call in these races. Their record alone speaks for itself but entries and who races in which right races can also be very revealing. That’s why since I phoned Bet365 to get Christopher priced up for Epsom I’ve been waiting for July 27th. It’s not so much make or break as it is a big reveal as to where my boy’s seen in the pecking order. Ryan Moore was jocked up for Gustav Klimt for both of his maidens in Ireland, something in itself which is another big reveal. If my lad takes his place a week on Thursday with Ryan flying over to do the steering then win or lose we’re onto a winner.

    Aidan O’Brien is a similar powerhouse on the flat as to Willie Mullins with National Hunt. The only difference being Aidan isn’t quite the poker player Willie is, his ‘shows’ are often there to see.

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    BigG
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    I don’t normally do the Derby this far off, but having a look at the likeliest
    suspects I’m interested in one that bozlike has already mulled over. NELSON
    has a mix of speed and distance in his breeding. Frankel’s progeny maybe haven’t set
    the heather alight in the manner that some hoped for, but there’s time yet. To add
    some balance to his speed, Moonstone was a winner of the Irish Oaks, and she ran over
    15 1/2 furlongs in the Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp, some 4 1/2 L behind Yeats. O’Brien
    has so many that could be anything, and this one falls into that category too. He hasn’t
    run yet, and I’m in agreement with bozlike, I’m not sure he’ll run at Leopardstown on
    Thursday. Trying to work out which O’Brien “monster” will come to the fore next June is
    like trying to work out which ones of Willie Mullins appear in what races at the Festival,
    but on the off chance that he turns out to be as good as his breeding suggests he could be,
    I’ll chance a bit at the 33/1 that’s on offer for the sake of a flutter.

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    bozlike
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    Christopher Robin gets his entry next Thursday alongside a few other likely types from Ballydoyle. Whichever runs will be very informative me thinks.

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