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  • #20253
    darren83
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    Any thoughts on this 3m i got two horses i like

    SIMONSIG 14/1

    Won a bumper very easy in Ireland now being trained by Henderson must have a big chance if he can hurdle and they go for this race.

    SWORD OF DESTINY 25/1

    Most impressive novice at 3m i seen he does not lack gears as well, so could go for Neptune but i really hope he be in this 3m

    Any thoughts on the race

    #378196
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    I’ve got Simonsig down as a Supreme Novices horse – the drop back in trip didn’t hinder him at all at Fairyhouse and his former trainer here in the UK has said he had so much speed they couldn’t run him!

    Would be all over Mount Benbulben in this – no great surprise given how much I like the horse but he’s a star in the making over 2m 6f+, whether that is over hurdles or fences remains to be seen as his jumping of p2p fences was at best sketchy. We’ll soon see though and hopefully they’ll step him up to 2m 4f soon enough though he’s entered in the Royal Bond I believe.

    #378215
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    Although heading for the Neptune if FINGAL BAY arrives here he will win and win well, looks a natural and the way he cruised back onto the bridle after ploughing his way through the 2nd last LTO showed his class. For a trainer of Philip Hobbs ability to say this horse ‘could possibly’ be the best horse he has ever trained speaks volumes.

    8)

    #378291
    stilvi
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    This race appears to be an afterthought for those who suddenly decide the Neptune is not for them – remember Bobs Worth last year – best swerved at this early stage.

    #380640
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    Astonishingly impressive performance from Fingal Bay there I thought. All stamina.

    #380641
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    Zarks: I was mightily impressed with his jumping, that mistake LTO has without doubt taught him a lesson. Given a great ride too, he will win the neptune or this race, i’m sure of that however SIMONSIG is no mug and whatever race (probably this one) he goes for he will run well too :D

    #380646
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    Simonsig jumped his last couple of fences very big, looks a chaser through and through. Don’t forget Henderson’s dismal record in the Neptune, just embarrassing how bad his runners in that race have fared.

    Very rare to see 2 such high-class novice hurdlers take each other on so early in the season.

    #380647
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    I backed Simonsig today and have no doubt he will be quite a bit better on good ground and could win at the Festival whatever he turns up in if the going’s right.

    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/

    #380655
    JJMSports
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    Henderson apparently said Simonsig won’t be running over three miles this year.

    #381249
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    Anyone any thoughts on ROCKY CREEK? Had heard this guy was supposed to be a machine, Johnson/Stewart paid big money for him, beaten in 2m5 debut at Exe and that form hasn’t worked out. He’s 33/1 on B365 for the festival and stepping up to 3m in the AB trial on Sat. I’m thinking this price could (potentially) be decent value…

    #381471
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    Fitz: As a brother to Tell Massini Rocky Creek should excel at 3m. I would say though that as he prefers slower ground Cheltenham may not be ideal but he looks a nice prospect and the odds are without doubt too big :D The winner and himself pulled miles clear and he can only improve for the run and experience mate

    #382169
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    Yesterday’s trial for this race has proved most reliable in the past which makes the last flight faller and moral winner Sea of Thunder a very good bet at 16s. Trainer confirms this is his target whereas Simonsig, by all reports is due to miss it and Fingal Bay seems more likely to turn up in the Neptune.

    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/

    #382319
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    I too have backed Sea of Thunder at 16s although it is difficult to know what he ‘would’ have beaten! Loved the way he travelled and his jumping was quick until it looked like he over jumped the last, personally i think he looks made for this race. 16s is indeed a very good price.

    #382363
    MarkTT
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    I’m still in Ongenstown Lad’s camp for this, but would like to see it given a run beforehand.

    #382850
    Blunkett
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    I’ve just backed Sea Of Thunder @ 16s with Billy Hills. As mentioned above, the fact that this is a confirmed target will at least give us a run for our money. 1/4 odds 1/2/3 places each way.

    Hazy Tom runs today, so hopefully that will sluice up to boost the form.

    #385164
    MarkTT
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    Anyone read anything about Ongenstown Lad since it’s Cheltenham rout ? Still think it’s a cracking bet at 20-1.

    #385167
    Zarkava
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    Very happy with Fingal Bay today. Wasn’t sure if I wanted him to win as I want him running in this and not the Neptune, but it sounds as if Hobbs has realised he’s an out-and-out 3-miler. All stamina. Strongly run race will suit him down to the ground, although Sea of Thunder is my main concern.

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