October 29, 2019 at 11:59 #1473132jackh1092Participant
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I don’t see Laurina as a 2 miler myself which is why I am on for the JLT.
Probably would agree, but on softer ground i think she’ll be fine. I wouldn’t have thought of Footpad as a 2miler either!
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!October 29, 2019 at 13:47 #1473134
That is some excellent advice there re Bet 365. Having the cash out option is great if you are having an early season punt ante-post; takes a lot of the risk out of it. I’ve just done Laurina each way for the Arkle at 14/1. She should have the pace and if she’s as good a jumper as they say she is then 2 miles shouldn’t be a problem.
The JLT trip shouldn’t be a problem for her either. It might depend on how Melon takes to the larger obstacles. Melon seems to run his best races when there is a strong pace set and he’d be guaranteed that in The Arkle. If Melon turns into a quality 2 Mile Chaser then Laurina may go to the JLT. She’s 12/1 for the JLT with Bet 365 so maybe doing her for both is the thing to do and then cash in when it becomes clearer.
Worth pointing out that Mullins has dominated the Arkle winning 4 of the last 5 renewals with Un De Sceaux, Douvan, Footpad & Duc Des Genievres; Altior the only other horse to win it in the last 5 years.November 8, 2019 at 14:02 #1474330MarkTTParticipant
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A nice debut by Thomas Darby but I wouldnt be surprised to see him over 2 1/5 next time. Seems like needing a step up in trip alreadyNovember 8, 2019 at 14:10 #1474331JasolongParticipant
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I thought it was pretty horrendous to be honest. The winner is rated a stone lower and was carrying a 6 pound penalty so it’s a 20 pound sway. Yes she’s had a run this season but if you want Thomas Darby to win the Arkle he should be winning that with ease. Absolutely no chance of winning the Arkle. Should be 66/1. Jumping wasn’t fluent at any point either.November 8, 2019 at 16:01 #1474335
Melon and Fakir D’Oudaries both declared for Navan on Sunday. Melon conceding 8 lbs as Fakir is a 4 year old.November 8, 2019 at 20:09 #1474357MarkTTParticipant
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She’s obviously much better than 137.November 9, 2019 at 00:32 #1474386JasolongParticipant
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She would need to be 160 for me to consider Thomas Darby an Arkle contender. 6 pound penalty and a beat a length by her. That would put him around 153. She’s nowhere near 160 and not much higher than 137. Thomas Darby has zero chance of winning this raceNovember 9, 2019 at 21:59 #1474471hamParticipant
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Yeah, agree jas, hes 0 chance of winning thisNovember 10, 2019 at 15:08 #1474522Mike007Participant
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I cashed out my Thomas Darby bet. Think he may need further.
Went in on Laurina at 9s in case she comes here and the Joseph O Brien horse at 25s in case he destroys Melon today who was on the downturn last season so has questions to ask.November 11, 2019 at 08:54 #1474574FinalFurlong91Participant
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Nicholls seems to think getaway trump could be a very good novice chaser
Says he was in a month later than his other horses and wasnt ready on his debut but he had to get a run into him before the arkle trial this weekend
He expects a significant step forwardNovember 11, 2019 at 13:18 #1474589Ray1891Participant
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FAKIR DOUDAIRES looks to have the pace for this im gonna have some nibbled at his priceNovember 11, 2019 at 13:55 #1474591OLASParticipant
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I’ve taken the stand out 20/1 about Melon for this. Still think he’ll have a big say come March. Beaten yesterday but giving weight away to the younger horse. Faster pace in an Arkle will be right up his street. Banging EW betNovember 12, 2019 at 10:16 #1474642JJMSportsParticipant
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Fakir D’Oudaries best round of jumping by a novice so far this season.November 12, 2019 at 11:32 #1474645
Had an 8lb allowance as well which he wouldn’t have in the Arkle. Still a good performance from a 4 year old and another boost to last season’s Juvenile form.
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