Ascot Gold Cup 2018

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    nwalton
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    not played in the race, but honestly cannot wait to watch it, this is what a great sport is all about

    GL to those who play

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    Gingertipster
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    I think you better change your wording (GT) that ‘vaz’ is difficult to win with as he is 15/22 on turf. Yes he has his quirks but does win more than enough.

    Yes Vaz wins often nwalton, but he should because in France (and Meydan when raced there) he’s the stand out stayer. Needs to be held up and can think he’s done enough if in front too early – needs to lead fairly close home. Which all means can sometimes find the run of the race going against him and places extra importance in the jockey’s judgement. ie Difficult to win with – two defeats of last three – but Soummie usually does a good job though.

    value is everything
    #1357758

    nwalton
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    hate disagreeing but 15/22 is not a trait I would say is difficult to win with, quirky and needs everything to fall right I would agree with, but as someone once sung ‘its only words’ and I know what you mean

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    btw he has won 2 of his last three, think you must have missed his win at Longchamp recently

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    Gingertipster
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    Should’ve said two of last four.

    value is everything
    #1357767
    BigG
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    I backed Torcedor ante post, thinking Ii was doing well at 14/1,
    but I’m afraid that the ground looks to have gone against him. Having said that,
    he ran okay on g/f in this last year and wasn’t disgraced in 5th, but his best
    form is without doubt with some cut. He’s out to 18/1, which probably tells a
    tail. I hope I’m wrong but I think his chance has maybe gone. I think Order Of
    St George might add to his tally of one win and a one runner up in this.

    #1357781
    Gingertipster
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    Yes, yes, yes!

    Ante-post winner for thee and me Stevie boy! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    value is everything
    #1357782
    CharlesOlney
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    Quality animal there, to out-battle Vazirabad like that.

    Don’t know what was wrong with George but from the moment he stepped foot onto the course he didn’t look happy. I knew he wouldn’t win a mile out.

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    Nathan Hughes
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    and me Ginge at 10’s and TAPK
    After a woeful few days have had two in a row, like buses they say
    Now for Crack on Crack on

    Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*n
    #1357785
    Gingertipster
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    Great to hear so many of us were on, TAPK too. Could’ve guessed. :mail:
    tbh We were all a bit lucky George did a Cracksman, Nathan.

    value is everything
    #1357786
    stevecaution
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    He looked like a wee boy taking on three heavy-weight boxers there.

    Perhaps Vazirabad got there a little early, as Stradivarius fought back to get ahead again. I have backed Vazirabad before for this race and he didn’t come over for it. That has looked to be a shame, as it was a thrilling race this year and it may have meant more exciting races in recent seasons.

    I’m not a fan of these long races because they can often be dull but I felt the Gosden colt could have a say at 8/1 and he’s been tough today beyond his size.

    Order Of St George hit that flat spot again and took some stoking. Perhaps on this ground he couldn’t battle on.

    Best renewal I can remember watching as a spectacle, if not in class terms.

    Well done all winners, the Shetland Pony was immense.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

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    nwalton
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    well done Vaz backers what a great race, he had class/speed/guts and he stayed

    #1357789
    BigG
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    Well done Ginge, Steve, Nathan and TAPK (where is he?), and anyone else who backed
    him. Cracking race and I was really pleased with the run of Torcedor on ground
    that wasn’t ideal, he ran a blinder and was a good e/w return at 14s and topped
    up when he drifted to 18s e/w. I’m not sure Order Of St George had his mind fully
    on the job today, but that takes nothing away from the gutsy win of Stradivarius :good:

    #1357790
    Gingertipster
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    had two in a row, like buses they say

    That’s what you get when following my tips, Nathan. ;-)

    value is everything
    #1357843
    jackh1092
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    Torcedor ran a fantastic race there….the improvement he’s made the past few years has been fantastic.

    Stradivarius done it nicely.

    Twitter: Jackh1092
    Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!

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