2018 Ultima Handicap Chase

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    Vautour
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    Acapella Bourgeois running over 2 mile 1 furlong today at Fairyhouse. You would imagine he would be nowhere near quick enough for 2 mile 1 furlong. Do you reckon they are trying to get his mark down with this race in mind?

    If he runs like a pig today over 2 mile 1 furlong, how much will Phil penalise him? Will he take into account that it’s not his ideal trip?

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    AB burst blood vessels today.

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    Good spot on the dodgy race selection today… Doesn’t change the fact that he has no from on good Spring ground though does it?

    And yet, and yet… The rumours from the yard say he’s a machine

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    More than rumours I’d say. Would take some serious cash to keep forcing him down to the crazy SPs he keeps going off at.

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    I’d say the main reason why he has started at such short prices is because most horses who have moved from Sandra Hughes have improved and bookmakers were scared of the same thing happening with AB. In relation to his form it looks to me like he is more effective over 2.5 miles than 3 miles. He beat road to respect by a furlong in that strange race but that is his only piece of worthwhile form over 3 miles. Ryanair or a 2.5 mile handicap is the place for him. I think it was worth a try for him at 2 miles today but It was unfortunate that he bled.

    What are the conditions for this race at Cheltenham?

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