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    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    Good luck Viktors, it goes without saying that I hope he goes close for you lol.

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    TheKryptonFactorTheKryptonFactor
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    VTC, I notice that Fagan was sold in the Goffs Spring HIT sale back in May. Purchased for £26,000 by Alex Hales. I assume this means that he’s no longer with Gordon Elliott.

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    I didn’t know about the move to Hales, but I did know something was up when I seen him introduced to the Foxhunter market for Cheltenham a few weeks back. That’s never a good sign is it? It was certainly enough for me to lay my stake back here.

    I’m happy with that news now, that thr lay at larger odds might just have been a sensible move.

    He’ll be off my radar for now unless I hear otherwise. Thanks for the heads up Krypton.

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    TriptychTriptych
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    Has anyone noticed that oddschecker, Paddy Power and all the bookies have the Grand National date down as Saturday 13th April 2019, I was beginning to doubt myself when I put up Saturday 6th April as the end date of my Select 3 Horses Jumps Season compy but Aintree racecourse are selling tickets for 6th April so why can’t the bookies get it right? :unsure:

    Can anyone throw any light on this as I queried it with Paddy Power and they insisted it’s on the 13th April 2019
    :wacko: Jac

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1378901
    BigGBigG
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    If Aintree can’t get the date right for the biggest date in the jumping calendar, then there is not
    much hope for us. I think you can rest assured that the National will be on Saturday 6th April Jac :good:

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    TriptychTriptych
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    Lol you’re right there Graham thanks for putting my mind at rest.
    It just niggles that bookies can’t get a simple date right and everyone else follows suit. Rant over. :rose:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1378959
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    Jac after I said to you it was the 13th and you corrected me, I looked it up on the official site and it says 6th.

    I think last year, or year before, the was some discrepancy between the bookies and the official site. They had it roughly 12 months from the previous running, however it was a week later. Can’t think why unless Easter moved it. Last year (2018) Easter was April 1st and National was April 14th, the year before (2017) Easter was April 16th and National ran on April 8th. In 2019 Easter falls on April 21st and National (according to the official site) falls on 6th April. I think the bookmakers will fall in line closer to the date.

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    Traffic Fluide for me, was very disappointed he couldn’t qualify himself this year.

    #1379598
    peter .hpeter .h
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    No qualification issues this time! In fact he has very much inserted himself into the argument after his recent efforts.

    #1379663
    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    Looks a totally reformed character Peter, and even though he’ll go up in the weights for that, I doubt it would be prohibitive.

    There’s plenty to like. Not least that 50’s.

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    Can TF stay the trip?

    I’ve had my first ante post bet on Rathvinden, think this race would be perfect for him after winning the 4 miler at Cheltenham. Can get 40/1 currently.

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    Joliff, I’ve been a fan of Traffic Fluide for a few years now, I had a stonking bet on him
    for the Champion Chase a couple of years back, I thought he could have been that good.
    Unfortunately he didn’t get there, he was out for a year. He’s had his problems, and Moore
    has said he’s fragile, but thankfully he seems to be coping with a decent amount of racing,
    and I like what I’m seeing. He now looks stronger at the business end of his races now, as
    in his last 2 at Chepstow and Ascot over 3m. He’s never gone more than 3m 1 1/2f, where he
    got detached last year at Haydock on heavy, but he was probably doing his best work at the
    tail end. I think he has a touch of class about him, and I think he’s shown enough to suggest
    he could cope with a marathon distance. I’m with Honeysdad, and I’ve chanced him at 50/1 with
    Paddy Power. I hope Moore can keep him fit and decides to give him a his place in the race,
    I think he has a real shout :good:

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    JJMSportsJJMSports
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    Was very taken by Looksnowtlikebrian at Carlisle on Sunday. Looks a proper animal, and think he could well prove an Aintree horse. Hoperfully he gets a Becher entry.

    #1379951
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    Having just bought Timeform Horses to Follow for the current season they are some interesting contenders for this year’s National.

    They are:-
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    Thomas Patrick
    Presenting Percy

      Presenting Percy

    is only quoted by Skybet at the moment and maybe more for Gold Cup than National.

      Thomas Patrick

    will be 7 if taking up his option of running, stat wise a little young as no 7 year old has won since 1940. Stamina could be one of his strengths, winning the Betway Handicap chase last season (in a field of 16) showed promise but my opinion is this is too early. B-)

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    Seems to be a basic 2.5 miler, although was tried at 4 miles, age wise he’ll be alright at eight, but doubt whether this is his target. :unsure:

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    Statistically is the best age at nine, the National is at the moment very much his long term target. Winning last season’s bet365 Handicap Gold Cup was most encouraging a very large field of 20 and distance of 3 miles 5 furlongs proves excellent pointers in his form to cracking the coming Grand National. The only downside at the moment is that victory put him up by a stone. Early this season he was 24 length 7th of 12 to The Young Master back in October, but he may have wanted this run. :good:

    #1379953
    Red Rum 77Red Rum 77
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    VTC says

    “Terrefort was awesome the other day, but he’ll definitely be too young for it next year. He’s got some potential, and no surprise to see him line up in The Gold Cup, he certainly looked good enough.”

    I saw Terrefort quoted by Skybet for Grand National at 33/1. Anyone unaware that a minimum age of 7 is required to enter the National, will be doing their money without a chance on this horse.

    Shame on Skybet :negative:

    By the way how do you quote others on this forum. Had to cut and paste your comments :unsure:

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