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  • in reply to: 1000 Guineas Top 3 Irn Bru Challenge #1244077
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    1. NATHRA

    2. ALJAZZI

    3. MINDING

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    2.30 Newmarket – WAADY

    3.05 Newmarket – STAR STORM

    3.45 Newmarket – BURATINO (nap) c’mon ya beauty

    Reserves

    2.15 Goodwood – MODERAH

    3.10 Punchestown – TULSA JACK

    5.35 Punchestown – DICOSIMO

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    Sorry, had a mishap and only posted half my choices, should have been …….

    2.30 Newmarket – WAADY

    3.05 Newmarket – STAR STORM

    3.10 Punchestown – TULSA JACK

    3.45 Newmarket – BURATINO (nap)

    Reserves

    5.35 Punchestown – DICOSIMO

    2.15 Goodwood – MODERAH

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    3.10 Punchestown – TULSA JACK

    3.45 Newmarket – BURATINO (nap)

    Reserves

    5.35 Punchestown – DICOSIMO

    2.15 Goodwood – MODERAH

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    Jockey Club Stakes – STAR STORM 1PT e/w

    2000 Guineas – Buratino 2PTS win

    in reply to: Nothing Gained 2 #1243887
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    I’m a bit like Raymo, I’m going to be on the move this afternoon so won’t see
    any of the races. I have picked one out, much the same as yesterday with Cup
    Final it’s one that I always thought was going to do really well but hasn’t quite,
    with a couple of exceptions, lived up to it. I’ve stolen one of Raymo’s picks
    in GUITAR PETE, at 20/1 with PP 1st 4, I hope he can do a Cup Final for me today.
    I’ll watch him later this evening to see how he gets on..

    Best of luck guys, and thanks Bobby for letting us invade your thread
    over the last couple of days :good:

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    I’m quite late having a look at this, one reason being the weather factor which could
    play a part here. Ballydoyle is the best horse in the race IMO, but I have serious doubts
    if she will have the ground that shows her electric pace, and in fact it wouldn’t surprise
    me if she didn’t appear.

    As good a horse as Minding is, I don’t think at best priced 6/4 that she is particularly
    good value. Although there is no denying that she beat NATHRA fair and square
    in the Dubai Fillies Mile at Newmarket last October, I thought that prior to that Nathra had
    looked impressive. She, unlike many, has had a prep run and looked to have trained on well when
    winning the Nell Gwyn. If you can forgive her one defeat, she is worth chancing at 10/1.

    Having trawled through all previous form, I think that at a big price ALJAZZI isn’t
    without some kind of a chance. There obviously isn’t a lot to go on, having had just 2 runs, but her
    opening maiden at Newmarket last October could only be called impressive, and she is one who will
    handle the ground. She didn’t appear until a couple of weeks ago in the Fred Darling Stakes, the race
    being rerouted from Newbury to Chelmsford owing to the course being unraceable. She took a while until
    the penny dropped, but in the last couple of furlongs she was making ground hand over fist to finish
    4th. Perhaps she needed the race, perhaps she didn’t like the dirt perhaps she just lacked experience.
    That’s a lot of perhapses, but then again she is 66/1. I won’t go mad on her, but I think as a speculative
    punt, she is worth a couple of quid.

    Best of luck all.

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    I’m not surprised it’s so bleeding cold outside. VTC and BigG are red hot at the mo :good:

    Lol, I like it hot Homer, lets hope it’s not just a flash in the pan B-)

    in reply to: Punchestown Gold Cup 2016 #1243859
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    Best of luck there Gord, you’re well ahead of the posse with both. Best prices now Cue Card 11/1 and
    Thistlecrack 8/1. If I felt more certain that Thistlecrack would be heading there I’d be in there with
    you, but I suppose if it was certain he wouldn’t be 8/1. I think whatever he runs in next year he wins,
    he’s that good.

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    Well done Bobby, I was going to stick with my bet on One Track Mind, but
    after winning and as you had highlighted one of my old favourites, I bet
    CUP FINAL too……I owe you big time for that. Cheers mate :good:

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    Hi Boby, good luck today. This isn’t a section I’ve found myself in a lot,
    I’ve never started a thread of my daily picks, kind of kept to the big ones
    in the BIG RACES-DISCUSSION section. I’ll get round to it one of these days.

    I’m trying not to go mad after a good few days, but can’t resist having a
    few quid on ONE TRACK MIND in the Champion Stayers Hurdle. He’s impressed me
    as a horse to follow, and is open to more improvement than most in the field.
    I took the 12/1 yesterday, still 11s in places. I’ll be very surprised if he’s
    out of the 1st 3.

    I see you’re going for Cup Final. He was a horse I expected big things of a couple
    of years back. He’s still a good horse and if anywhere near his old best he
    has a cracking chance. Good luck with him and your other choices today :good:

    in reply to: Darren's Sport bets 2016 #1243793
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    Just a quick update on my picks for the Zurich Classic. I’m dashing out
    so I’ll just have to post my bets without explanations

    RICKIE FOWLER at 12/1 and CHARLIE HOFFMAN at 25/1 with Stan James.

    Sorry this was rushed……good luck guys :good:

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    Thanks Jac, I’m really looking forward to Saturday and Buratino, I really think you I and
    TAPK can land the spoils :good:

    Actually although I have him with BV, my main bet on him is actually with Paddy Power…..maybe
    I’ll get flung out of both :wacko:

    Well done lads ‘Carlingford’ should never have been a 20/1 shot those sit and wait tactics work perfectly.My 2/1 about ‘Cue Card’ looked great for most of the race but when Paddy went from taking a pull to pushing in a matter of strides it was obvious his long season had taken its toll.I half expected it and was tempted to cash out at Even money for a profit…Greed got the better of me. :wacko:

    I agree TAPK, I think it was just a race too far for Cue Card. He’s been the horse of the
    season. Are you going to stick with him for the big one next year Gord? He’s an exceptional
    animal but you have to go back nearly 50 years for the last winner aged older than 10,
    (What A Myth in 69 at 12) He would be a legend if he could pull it off.

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    Thanks Jac, I’m really looking forward to Saturday and Buratino, I really think you I and
    TAPK can land the spoils :good:

    Actually although I have him with BV, my main bet on him is actually with Paddy Power…..maybe
    I’ll get flung out of both :wacko:

    in reply to: Darren's Sport bets 2016 #1243761
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    I’m just in time to catch the start of the China Open, I’ve been out
    most of the day.

    Joost Luiten is the form player going into this, but I’m going to chance
    a couple at big odds.

    LEE SLATTERY is either good, or shockingly bad. I’m hoping that he can carry a
    bit of his decent form forward from last week’s T4th in the Shenzhen International.
    He looked back to the kind of form that saw him go close in the Qatar Open earlier
    this year, and although it’s a while back to his last win, in the Russian Open last
    year, 66/1 outright and the same price 1st round leader is worth chancing.

    I’m also having a few quid on BRET RUMFORD, who at his best would be one of the
    favourites here. He has had his problems over the past few years with health issues,
    but having gone through surgery he is looking to be coming back to some very decent
    form. T7th is the Tshwane Open and 7th in the Perth International, out of his last
    3 starts, should have him much lower that the 80/1 outright and 66/1 1st round leader
    that is offered in this. He is a player that can shoot low so I particularly fancy his
    1st round leader chances, but I’m taking him for both.

    I’ll do my Zurich Classic bets a little later.

    I haven’t seen your picks yet Raymo, you must be rolling in it as well with your good win
    on Carlingford Lough today lol.

    Good luck guys :good:

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