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    VautourVautour
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    Mullins has won 4 of the last 5 renewals

    Melon; 2nd at the festival 3 times, likes the track. Has been hit and miss at times but always runs well at Cheltenham. Was a 165 rated Hurdler. Could be a JLT horse but he never really learned to settle. He will be 8 when this race rolls around and not many 8 year olds win the Arkle. The pace is nearly always electric in the Arkle and that will suit. Who will he be up against? Klassical Dream is staying over Hurdles, Felix Desjy perhaps? Maybe Quick Grabim? I reckon if Laurina goes Chasing she’ll go over further and Samcro will probably want a trip also. Thomas Darby, Angles Breath? The last time an 8 year old won it was 2010 (Sizing Europe). Will be interesting to see how he jumps. Could be a fairly weak renewal and 12/1 could look huge by Xmas.

    #1470629
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    I’ll have a small bet on Thomas Darby prior to his debut; likes the Old Course and seems a touch overpriced

    #1470780
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    Agree Mark- if Klassical Dream is as good as thought, that was a very good run from Thomas Darby, and he’s a big price here on that. Only concern might be he could potentially go up in trip for the JLT.

    In theory Melon holds a serious class edge, but he’s had a lot more chances over hurdles to prove it. He also finished last season badly. Last race over 3m1 was probably not his cup of tea. Other concern for me is yes, he’ll mop up a beginners as long as he jumps round, but i do think Melon needs a particular type of race- fast paced, and not all graded races run in Ireland (very few) are run with any pace. Not certain he’ll be unbeaten going into the Arkle myself.

    This race has real potential to cut up.

    I’d give Precious Cargo a shout here as well. He’s a big horse according to the trainer + everybit a chaser. Hugh Taylor was tipping him up at Aintree based on lower grade performances and whilst he didn’t produce, he’s clearly talented.

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    #1470906
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    Yeah, his pedigree implies further in time but a fast paced 2 as a novice might be ideal.

    It’s the price, really, as there isn’t the usual ” horse to follow” from last season’s 2 mile hurdlers that I normally believe will develop into an Arkle horse.

    I can’t see KD being sent over fences

    #1472290
    Middle_Of_MarchMiddle_Of_March
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    Thomas Darby and Getaway Trump are the two I like for this

    #1472723
    steeplechasingsteeplechasing
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    I’ve backed Getaway Trump at 16s in the hope he wins today (usually a curse to do this!)

    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/

    #1472736
    Ray1891
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    Id have THOMAS DARBY at the current price, im not too interested in this one if im quite honest, unless as time goes on we get a couple of good ones

    #1472737
    FinalFurlong91
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    Getaway trump jumped well today and travelled all over al dancer but went out like a light in the manner of a horse that simply wasnt fit

    Expecting him to take a huge step forward next time

    Bet365 gone 33/1 which looks big

    #1472768
    steeplechasingsteeplechasing
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    Aye, 33s a ridiculous reaction. I backed him again.

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    #1472851
    Mike007
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    Thomas Darby 16-1

    #1473060
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    I’ve done the same with GT. 33s was far too big

    #1473106
    atthepost
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    I’m all in on Laurina at 14/1

    :bye:

    #1473112
    charlie87charlie87
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    Not quite all in but I’ve had to add Laurina too. 14/1 B365 is not only the best price (mostly 8’s elsewhere), but with cashout it’s a no brainer.

    #1473120
    Ray1891
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    I quite like BREWIN’UPASTORM. His run the other day especially the way he finished was a good start and also hearing the trainers comments that he probably wasnt ready to race so soon. 20/1 looks nice to me with bet365

    #1473130
    Mike007
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    I don’t see Laurina as a 2 miler myself which is why I am on for the JLT.

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