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    CheltenhamSpecialist
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    Easy to be wise after the event but, had I had time to post, my summary included the observation that Weld had a sighter on Age of Aquarius (AOA). The Weld trained Profound Beauty beat AOA last time out at Leopardstown.

    Precisely why I made him my Ascot banker, he had a much easier entry on Saturday where another NH horse RINGAROSES now looks the one to be on.
    Check out Weld’s ALBURJ who has good form lines through Unity to top grade Irish form (Grace O’Malley)

    #301602
    Getzippy
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    Well done if you backed Rites of Passage. My friend took 33/1 EW straight after for the World Hurdle – we’ll see.

    Manifest was pants, even so he didn’t stay. :(

    Zip

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    RedRiot
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    Weld mentioned the Champion Hurdle would be the likely target I think he said, dunno why there wasn’t a few NH trainers fancying a shot in an open Gold Cup, would be great to see more NH horses competing in the big Flat staying races.

    I was also massively impressed by Age Of Aquarius, you had to feel sorry for him with him being a young horse giving his all like that and just coming up short, could take a lot out of him that run.

    #301608
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    Well done if you backed Rites of Passage. My friend took 33/1 EW straight after for the World Hurdle – we’ll see.

    Despite Dermot Weld mentioning The Champion Hurdle my gut feeling is it may be some time, if ever, before he goes hurdling again, he’s never looked a natural jumper to me but I wish your friend good luck on his bet, should he run he’ll start closer to 3-1 than 33-1.
    I wonder where Dunguib would have finished today, judging on his bumper form with Rite Of Passage he would have won comfortably. I did suggest after The Supreme that, if he were mine, I’d have gone to Ascot rather than Punchestown

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    thehorsesmouth
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    If he was mine I’d probably keep him to the flat, he doesn’t seem to show the same spark over obstacles. Nice to have a potential top class dual purpose star though :)

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    pedigreeman
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    Check out Weld’s ALBURJ who has good form lines through Unity to top grade Irish form (Grace O’Malley)

    Yes, in The Queens Vase. Just having a look at the race now.

    Very little to go on with Alburj there in that the Hamdan Al Maktoum owned steps up from maiden company to a Group 3. Save of course breeding.

    I note they had it in the Derby still at quite a late forfeit stage (my printout 3rd May). Same can be said of Chink of Light, Mikhail Glinka and Theology though.

    If you want to extend the ‘sighter’ theory Unity is trained by Wachman who has Icon Dream in the Vase.

    It’s not that off-topic to discuss the Vase a little here as, it being 2m for 3yo, you’d probably want something bred like it might contend the Gold Cup when 4 and older. Although if I discover anything worth writing about I’ll start a separate thread.

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    johnjdonoghue
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    I like the look of Monterey in the vase, half brother to some decent staying types, although a big step up in class, he should get 2m.

    JohnJ

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    pedigreeman
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    I have now started a separate thread for discussion of The Queen’s Vase

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