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    Middle_Of_MarchMiddle_Of_March
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    Well all three of mine across these 37 pages have made it there (remarkably). To save people from reading through again, I’ve got:
    – Advertise 12/1 E/W
    – Kick On 40/1 E/W
    – Royal Marine 6/1

    Good luck all

    #1430849
    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    True, Shine So Bright does have middle distance stamina on the dam’s side and I expect him to be at least up there with the pace. However, is by Champion Sprinter Oasis Dream. There are two ways of front/prominent running; one is to get to the front and relax – this type likely to improve over further. The other is SSB’s let me at them attitude. Way he runs at both 6 and 7f makes me think he’s not typical of the dam’s side of the pedigree, taking more from his sire. That said, has a fair chance of staying a mile – as in being equally effective at 8f as 7f… And that chance would seemingly increase if the mile suited speed at the trip (eg slow early fractions for a sprint finish) rather than a stamina (truly run) mile. So his best interests will be served (ie if allowed) by setting a less than truly run pace.

    Emaraaty Ana is another possible leader, Mark but is another who’s not run beyond 6f (let alone 7f) who travels compfortably at that sprint distance. Would he settle in front at the slower pace of a mile? imo Connections will be taking a big risk of ruinning his chance altogether if going to the front. So personally can’t see him leading. Better to go against previous run style, try and settle in behind. Key Of Change looks more one for tracking the pace rather than setting it and may not be quick enough.

    value is everything
    #1430862
    TriptychTriptych
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    Good luck MoM : :good:

    Can’t believe Al Hilalee came back into play and I have 33/1 and not giving up on Set Piece to run a big race today.
    Never gone for such big prices but the absence of To Darn Hot leaves this wide open.
    On my way to HQ soon, hope we all find some winners :good:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1430863
    greenasgrass
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    Have a great day and loads of winners Jac. Give Coronet a cheer for me, I have a soft spot for her and she’s the only one of my non Punchestown bets today.

    #1430933
    robnorthrobnorth
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    Not a race I’ve had great success with in recent times. Some of the principles not having raced this season doesn’t help from my point of view. That said my selection is ADVERTISE, solid form through Too Darn Hot last season and if he had ‘A O’Brien’ after his name instead of ‘M Meade’ he would be vying for favouritism. Might just be the one getting in a bit under the radar here.

    #1430937
    Frenchy15
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    Coolmore not running pacemakers is for me a sign that they don’t rate Magna Grecia enough. If they thought he would win, why would they not copy the tactics of the VF Trophy Stakes? Doesn’t make sense to me. (Remembering his 114 RPR rating in that is comfortably the worst winning rating in the last 10 runnings) It also maybe gives Ten Sovereigns hopes a positive boost as perhaps they think that he will settle with no problems under Ryan Moore, GT. Now there is much more chance of a muddling/tactical pace, which suits TS obviously, but definitely not MG.

    Magna Grecia stays 8F as proven in the VFT Stakes, but for me he isn’t good enough to win a normal 2000 guineas 8F. Normal being the word however, as this might not be a normal 2000 Guineas, hence my saver on him. But Coolmore have given me no confidence in him at all now.

    It might not be the sexiest 2000 Guineas, but it is such an intriguing one this year, with the chances in it and with how its going to be run, I can’t wait for it!

    The more I think about it, the more I think Al Hilalee has been brought in to help the pace. Racing Post this morning also suggests Dark Vision could be the sacrificial lamb, but as you say GT, if he doesn’t get away then they can forget that.

    So Al Hilalee, bred for the derby, being used a Derby trial, will I’m sure be leading or very prominent as Masar was last year and also to help the chances of Royal Marine I guess and try and run the race out of Ten Sovereigns.

    A fascinating tactical battle! I’m still very very hopeful on Madhmoon, very happy with the 20s, got bags on and hoping for a big run!

    Good luck everyone!

    #1431086
    Mike007
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    Magna Grecia ew 4 places, and Skardu 25s ew antepost for me.

    Good luck with your picks. :good:

    #1431088
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    I think there are doubts about the O’Brien pair being good enough but Magna Grecia has the form in the book to win a Guineas and a pacemaker is unnecessary here –
    large field, TS has won over 6 and MG is proven over the trip; they should be covered if either is good enough.

    #1431095
    viktors89viktors89
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    I will add a couple more to my Ante-post on Advertise at 18s.

    Great Scot – 28s
    Momkin -50s

    Momkin could be the dark horse on the race, probably wins the craven with a clear run and this not being the strongest field we’ve seen in recent years could mean that an underdog wins it.

    I also want to have an each way on Emaaraty Ana at 66s (6 places on BET365).

    #1431135
    FinalFurlong91
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    Heavy rain at newmarket at the moment

    But blue skies on the way

    #1431136
    KrisKris
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    Magna Grecia looks a huge threat, as does Advertise and Madhmoon, but I will just stay loyal to Ten Sovereigns.

    #1431142
    BigGBigG
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    At the moment, and with Jash not taking his chance, I have all my eggs in the one
    basket with Kick On, who I put up earlier on the thread at 40/1. I don’t think there
    is a “monster” in the field this year, and it wouldn’t surprise me if one or two
    of the would be “also rans” get into the places with 5 places being on offer. I’ve
    taken a chance that King Of Change at 100/1 might just squeeze
    in. On what he’s achieved he shouldn’t be in a Guineas to be honest, but he did look
    to have improved a decent bit on his run this year at Nottingham and won it in a fast
    time. I’d settle for 5th, and I think at the odds it’s worth a touch E/W.

    #1431144
    moehat
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    I’d just really like a non Coolmore horse to win it; I just get bored year in year out [sorry; got out of bed the wrong way today…].

    #1431157
    FinalFurlong91
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    Massive plunge on al Hilalee massive drift on royal marine

    #1431161
    Mike007
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    Get in 1st and 3rd! B-)

    Skardu for the notebook. Wrong side.

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