2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup

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    Well done Coneygree and all his fans, he couldn’t have been more game from the front and I couldn’t have been more wrong. The rains came for him and he took the race by the scruff of the neck.

    Ultimately it wasn’t about form, with Houblon Des Obeaux unsighted along with plenty of other (form horses) out with the washing too.

    I was correct about many horses in the race but well wrong with this Coneygree, so good luck to all his backers. You boys and girls deserve to celebrate tonight.

    :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    Well pleased with Road To Riches in third, he ran a cracker and was overlooked by most.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

    #830969
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    What about that? Absolutely awesome! I’m hoarse with yelling at the screen. That’s the blessing of not having a bet, you can just sit back and enjoy it. So glad Mullins didn’t flipping well win again :yahoo:
    Great to have the fairy tale come true :good:

    I'd like to live in a place where they cordon off swans...
    #830972
    Gede
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    I have just witnessed a piece of horse racing history, I think.
    Coneygree ran a tremendous race. Awesome.

    #830977
    Zamorston
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    Soft bugger I am…stood here tears rolling down me cheeks….greatest moment i’ve witnessed in racing…its what the game is all about…winnings mean nothing today…

    #830979
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    What about that? Absolutely awesome! I’m hoarse with yelling at the screen. That’s the blessing of not having a bet, you can just sit back and enjoy it. So glad Mullins didn’t flipping well win again :yahoo:
    Great to have the fairy tale come true :good:

    It was a true “Changing of the guard” race, with the three horses with arguably the most potential to progress finishing 1-2-3. Silviniaco Conti was disappointing. It seems clear enough that the track is just not for him.

    Bobs Worth looks finished and Lord Windermere was goosed from an early stage. Holywell ran well without ever looking quite likely to win.

    Hopefully Many Clouds will head to The National.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

    #830982
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    Glad I kept the faith with Coneygree. Cracking result for connections’ who are as honest as the day is long, and really put their necks on the line today.

    What an amazingly brave horse – the Mullins horse tried to “spoil” but Coneygree was just to gutsy for them. Had a very hard race mind.

    Fingers crossed he stays sound and can come back for a few more years.

    I said all along if he was trained by Mullins or Nicholls everyone would be saying he is the second coming.

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    Glad I kept the faith with Coneygree. Cracking result for connections’ who are as honest as the day is long, and really put their necks on the line today.

    What an amazingly brave horse – the Mullins horse tried to “spoil” but Coneygree was just to gutsy for them. Had a very hard race mind.

    Fingers crossed he stays sound and can come back for a few more years.

    I said all along if he was trained by Mullins or Nicholls everyone would be saying he is the second coming.

    I really thought he would have a job keeping that gallop up but he kept finding more. I briefly thought my horse, Road To Riches, might come through and then my Ten To Follow horse Djakadam might do it but he was too tough out in front and may have ended a couple of careers in the process.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

    #830985
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    Phenomenal performance by horse & jockey and brave call from connections. Commiserations to those who backed him for the RSA, albeit he wouldn’t have got his ground. It’s been some meeting for brilliant displays. Well done backers.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

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    I leapt to my feet punching the air as Coneygree crossed the line. Just a storming performance to put up such a searching gallop and to jump so cleanly. It’ll be interesting to see the time for the race.

    Full marks to the Bradstocks for such a brave call and I can’t wait to see him take on Don Pioli, Vautour and Silvianaco next season.

    #831013
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    Can’t see Silvianaco turning up there again. They’ll save him for Aintree imo.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

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    I’m thinking more about Coneygree V Silvianaco in the King George with hopefully Vautour thrown in. Kempton is Silvianaco’s course but Coneygree’s performance in the Feltham suggests that he should be headed to Kempton on Boxing Day.

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    Can’t see Silvianaco turning up there again. They’ll save him for Aintree imo.

    I think Paul Nicholls more or less ruled out Cheltenham for Silviniaco and who could blame him really. The horse’s best performances seem to have come when he’s the one forcing the pace and you could say he was outdone by a horse who did the same to him, as he had done to those who couldn’t get keep with him previously. Sort of “hoist by your own petard” today.

    Of last year’s 1-2-3 there were two PUs and a 5th, completing the Trifecta/Cryfecta reversal predicted. :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

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    It’ll be interesting to see the time for the race.

    Official time reads 6’42″50. I went back to 1994 and I couldn’t find a quicker time on a ground described as soft ground. Most of the renewals were run on Good or Good to Soft ground

    Long Run holds the record time when he won on good ground in 6’29″70.

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    I hadn’t realised what an amazing achievement this is for the Bradstocks, and what they have to contend with on a daily basis. Sara lives with a tracheotomy, Mark only has one kidney (you only have to look at him…) and their daughter battles gallantly with a damaged leg. What an example of mind over matter and determination to live life to the full.

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    I had no idea about that. Probably wny they have a ‘do it now, don’t put if off’ attitude. Thank godness it paid off today. It was amazing. Just wish I had the bottle to actually watch these races properly when they’re on and not rely on the replays.

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