Aintree is getting a pounding

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    KendalCavalier
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    Having spoken to the Aintree bods the weather has been awful and is set for heavy showers for the next three days and then drizzle thereafter.

    We are almost certain to have a soft (be it good to soft, soft, heavy) National and therefore the winner should be that much easier to pick. Philson Run is a MUST for anyone as it seems likely that he is going to sneak in but would be interested to hear everyone’s opinions on the those who will relish getting their toe in. My 230/1 on d’Argent is looking better by the day!!!

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    rory
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    I’m on Philson Run at 100 and 66 so any rain is greatly appreciated!

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    KendalCavalier
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    Time to start laying the likes of Cloudy, Bewley’s, Slim Pickings, McKelvey and Point Barrow methinks!

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    Neil Watson
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    If the rain keeps on going the way it is then we could have a race like Earth Summit and Red Marauder if the conditions are very soft.

    Good thing about Aintree is that it does drain very well and even if it is a quagmire yuo can gurantee that on the Friday those scouse girls will still dress like its a summers day

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    Fist of Fury 2k8
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    I’ve been contemplating backing Chelsea Harbour he won over 3m4f on soft/heavy then they gave him a nice race over 2m5f just to keep him straight I would imagine……this has convinced me to get on he was nibbled at the other day from 25/1 down to 20’s which is still available. Looks like a good EW bet to me.

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    davidjohnson
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    Bordering on unraceable will do for me. I’m on Simon and a deluge will hopefully will scare a few away from the opening 2m handicap as well.

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    One Man
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    when i was at aintree last yr,one of them scouse girls nicked me mates wallet :lol: best thing about it was i gave him the last three winners is wallet was bulging,im never going to the pub over the road again :wink:

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    grey dolphin
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    Like Chelsea Harbour in some ways but his jumping has looked sticky on occasion – Troytown Chase if I remember correctly.

    Will definitely be backing Philson Run.

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    vikingflagship
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    simon :D

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    carvillshill
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    If I had a pound for every year I heard the ground would be heavy at Cheltenham and Aintree and wasn’t….
    It’s a good draining course and I’ll believe it’s soft or heavy when I see it.

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    WelshWizard1973
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    Andrew Tulloch said in Wednesday’s Racing Post that he would be happy with a fair bit more rain as the course is a very quick drying course.

    The 5 day Met Office forecast isn’t that bad so I can’t see it being much worse than Good/Soft perfect jumping ground, particularly since they haven’t raced at Aintree since last November.

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    Gingertipster
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    I usually leave it until the forecast on countryfile (sunday), might even wait until timing the first couple of races on thursday.

    value is everything
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    rory
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    Is Aintree such a quick drying course? It certainly gets it’s share of tiring ground compared to Cheltenham.

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    Fist of Fury 2k8
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    I’ll never forget Best Mate running there in testing ground is a hurdle race and running on to finish second like he was crying out for further…how they said he wouldn’t get the trip in the Gold Cup I will never know…..not the easy course people think it is when testing…….horses tire very fast there and get behind in soft ground and you’re goosed

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    carlisle
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    Hi mate

    can you explain…..

    [b:6v02cn8w]goosed?[/b:6v02cn8w]

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