2019 Gold Cup

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    Gingertipster
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    Time tells us it’s more like good going than good-soft.

    value is everything
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    Page 9 of this thread I explained why I thought ABP performance in tramore was the best piece of form of the season. Beating total recall by 6 lengths giving him 10 pounds, with the subsequent thyestes winner invitation only back in third. Great advertisement for tramore racecourse, and hopefully Invitation only has survived his fall.

    I reckon this winner is very very good indeed. And I am delighted that Paul Townend after his error at Punchestown last year has had this day of celebration on the same horse. Great story

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    Wd to winners

    on reflection THE HORRIFFIC FORM of tizzard over the last 2 weeks means undue normal circumstances in 2020 the gold cup will go to the rightful champ the great legend himself ELEGANT ESCAPE

    The team are ready for 2020 :yahoo:

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    Does this mean potato has to pick a new legend. :whistle:

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    patriot1
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    Congratulations to Al Boum Photo and Mullins deserves a Gold Cup after all his seconds, albeit a bittersweet one.

    I don’t think this will go down as a vintage renewal though.

    Might Bite’s jumping let him down. You can win from the front if you jump like Frodon and Sirah du Lac did yesterday but he made too many niggly mistakes.

    Native RIver used too much energy to get to the front and the ground wasn’t soft enough. The stable form didn’t help. Needless to say I did Thistlecrack. And the pace was too quick for Elegant Escape.

    BDM ran a cracker. If the ground comes up softer next year then who knows.

    CDB is the one I’m not sure about. He seemed to run his race and didn’t seem to have any excuses.

    As for the favourite is it possible he’s not as good as we thought or did he miss his last run for reasons we aren’t being told?

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    So potato blames Tizzard form on elegant escape not winning lol

    Yet native river has finished over 15 lengths ahead of him … also trained by Colin Tizzard :scratch:

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    I guess not, Mike. ;-)

    value is everything
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    raymo61
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    BOOM :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    Well done winners :good: :good:

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    Al boum potato it is :yahoo:

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    Yeah that must be it potato; but Elegant Escape is coming on. He beat Yala Enki 4l getting 3lb in the Welsh National and today has beaten him by about the same off levels. Be hacking up next year.

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    Well done everyone on Al Boum Photo. I didn’t trust his jumping enough to back him so good on anyone who thought he could do it. :good:

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    As for the favourite is it possible he’s not as good as we thought or did he miss his last run for reasons we aren’t being told?

    Think the owner said something about him being difficult to keep right. And on the Opening Show Kevin Blake seemed to imply that they were pushed to get him ready. If it was lack of race fitness he should have travelled better so maybe something bothering him.

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    Might Bite looked like he bled again the way he stopped. I suspect Birchdale also bled

    Well done all winners.

    Hopefully this finally puts to bed the notion that Bristol De Mai is a Haydock heavy ground specialist.

    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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    Presenting Percy and Kemboy colided at the first, favourite possibly tweeked a muscle. However, the trainer is a law unto himself; the will he won’t he run in various races throughout the season – highly suspicious. Did we hear he wasn’t right at those times? Was his “blood” wrong?

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    Might Bite has always had his quirks. Loves front running or disputing it, but once passed doesn’t want to know and spits his dummy out… And added to that, doesn’t like the roar of a finish – idles extremely badly (I’d put ear plugs in). Almost gave the RSA away. When successful in the King George looked as though going to win it easily, but found little and only held on from Double Shuffle. Needs to lead, that’s way all the talk about how he was going to be ridden. Sad thing is whenever up against a horse able to get in front he’ll quit. Even when running otherwise a good race – able to race prominently throughout – in last year’s Gold Cup, take a look at the final strides. Once Native River got a fair lead imo Might Bite stopped quicker than just stamina/ability should.

    value is everything
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