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How on earth is this a weaker renewal captain Robbo? You have last years 2nd,3rd and 5th reopposing.
You also have champ, minella indo, A plus Tard, Frodon and royal pagaille new opponents.
You also have a returning champ in native river this time too.
Really struggling to see that it’s weaker
Well last years 2nd, 3rd and 5th weren’t good enough to win it last year and all 3 of those ones have gone backwards this year.
Native River is 11. You need to go back to 1962 and Mandarin to find the last 11yo to win the gold cup.
I don’t see Frodon as being a serious contender, the same for Royal Pagaile and Minella Indo.
On paper for me the only 2 serious rivals ABP faces are Champ and A Plus Tard and Champ has some questions to answer.
In previous 2 years a stronger case could have been made for more runners and they looked more competitive races. I think that’s hard to argue with.