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    FinalFurlong91
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    The champ has just laid down his credentials in typically smooth style despite being 7

    Can anything beat the mighty stradivarius?

    I certainly don’t think so personally

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    Mike007
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    Depends how good Subjectivist is.

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    FinalFurlong91
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    Judging by his leger run I’m not overly worried.

    He just looks like another strong stayer without a turn of foot to me.

    Ala dee ex bee and nayef road, the type of horse that stradivarius has specialised in beating his entire career.

    He certainly looks a solid e/w bet though

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    The Tatling Cheekily
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    Coolmore might chuck a dart at this will one of their middle distance also-rans.

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    robnorth
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    If there’s rain about before Ascot I’d be interested in Princess Zoe if she takes up her engagement in this race. Rapidly progressive mare last season and won a Longchamp slog in the mud in the autumn, and by no means disgraced in the Prix Du Cadran.

    Two runs this season, no impression over 1m 4f first time then would have been closer at Gowran Park over 1m 6f but for trouble in running. Gives the impression of one being wound up for something bigger.

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    mickeyjp
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    Emperor of the sun looks a strong contender but trueshan I think could be the bet of the meeting if it handles the firm going.

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    FinalFurlong91
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    Would trueshan even run on gd to firm?

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    Cork All Star
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    RTV has reported that Coolmore has supplemented Serpentine.

    I cannot remember the last time a Derby winner ran in the Gold Cup.

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    Nathan Hughes
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    I did Nayef Road at the start of the season but he’s been disappointing so far

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    The Tatling Cheekily
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    “RTV has reported that Coolmore has supplemented Serpentine.
    I cannot remember the last time a Derby winner ran in the Gold Cup.”

    There is the Coolmore middle distance also-ran ‘dart’ I was looking out for. Adds a bit of flavour to a previously dull looking contest.

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    Nathan Hughes
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    Fame and Glory would have won the Derby bar bumping into Sea the Stars.
    Went off fav on the day too

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    The Tatling Cheekily
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    Yeats would have had every chance too in 2004 in my opinion.

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    Cork All Star
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    If Serpentine runs he will be the first Derby winner to take part in the Gold Cup since Blakeney in 1970.

    And if he wins, he would be the first horse to win the Derby at Epsom and the Gold Cup at Ascot since Persimmon (owned by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII) in 1897!

    I remember seeing Persimmon’s stuffed head in the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket. Racing was very different in his day. After he won the Gold Cup, his next (and final) start was in the Eclipse!

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