September 27, 2019 at 01:43 #1463088
Always a great race to round off the day at Ascot on Champions Day…..
Easily the best entry I’ve ever seen for it.
Straight away, the AOB pair of Amedeo Modigliani & Turnberry Isle catch the eye, as well as the Gosden trained Scentasia, who went straight in the notebook last time, he’s a really promising sort.
I’ll be very interested to see what price Scentasia will be when an Antepost market opens up. I could see an early bet on him.
I’d also be very interested in Chiefofchiefs, but I’d expect his price to hold, so no need for an early play. Possible temperament issues, but ran well for a long way on his belated comeback, enough to seriously consider him here.
As I said though, fab set of entries, and plenty of time to change my mind.
ScentasiaSeptember 30, 2019 at 19:13 #1463438
Priced up now…..
No surprise to see support for Amedeo Modigliani, but that 33’s is interesting for Turnberry Isle.
As for Scentasia, she holds an entry this weekend, so I’ll have to have a close look, while the 25’s for Chiefofchiefs is tempting enough. I’d really like to get 33’s.October 5, 2019 at 16:06 #1463861
Very poor from Scentasia today.
Yes, this trip might be more suitable, but overall, very difficult to see her taking this in now, so I’ll be swerving her for now.October 14, 2019 at 18:32 #1467842
I’m still desperate to bet Chiefofchiefs here, but as his price holds, I might as well wait, certainly until I see any movement.
I’m still keen on Amedeo Modigliani, for all that he looked like having his own ideas the other day, when he looked to have the race at his mercy.
The other one I’m looking at right now is Escobar, and at 16’s, he’d look the sensible option, and I’m close to backing him, but for now, no bet yet.October 14, 2019 at 19:01 #1467851
Absolutely in your camp Bobby with Amedeo Modigliani at 12/1 with Skybet.
He could easily be heading here with a 6lb penalty, and he could still have been in
with a shout. His unfortunate passage last time out gives him the nod here for me.
Actually I would also fancy O’Brien’s Dunkirk Harbour at 33s, however I’m
not convinced he will head here after his bloodless win at Limerick on Saturday. He
has got a 6lb penalty for that, but if O’Brien thinks he has recovered enough then
I’ll definitely have a few quid there too. I’m tempted to take the 33s, as he won’t
be half those odds if he does show up, but it’s risky.
It looks a terrific handicap, and if Lord North takes to the ground conditions, even with his
12lb hike up the ratings he could still be ahead of the handicapper. It’s a race to savourOctober 14, 2019 at 19:20 #1467855
Yeah Graham, the only drawback at the moment is the pink on Oddschecker for him, but they was a very eyecatching run the other day.October 14, 2019 at 22:15 #1467880Cheltenham Novice ChaseParticipant
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Do you think Dunkirk Harbour will run given he only raced last week? He won by 9 lengths on heavy ground which holds some appeal.October 15, 2019 at 10:37 #1467895
It’s hard to say if he will run CNC, O’Brien always plays his cards close
to his chest. It is a short time between the races, but he won it so easily
that I doubt it was much more than a spin round the track. The comments say
he was “pushed out near finish where ridden briefly”, I’ve no idea why Donnacha
had to ask him for anything as the rest of the field were disappearing into the
distance. He looked magnificent, there’s nothing better than a front running
grey (looked almost white) leading them home from piller to post. He will love
the ground at Ascot and I’ve taken a nibble at the 33s, I see he’s best priced
20/1 now, but it’s still a toss up as to whwether O’Brien will send him over.October 15, 2019 at 14:10 #1467911
AOB ran Sir Erec here last year, only a week after his previous run, so I wouldn’t be giving up hope Graham.October 15, 2019 at 14:12 #1467912
Glen Shiel getting serious support from 33’s earlier today to as low as 16’s.
Can see the attraction, nice prep last time, jocked up, and will love the ground.October 15, 2019 at 15:22 #1467963
Cheers Bobby, hopefully O’Brien will keep that in mind. I think Dunkirk Harbour
could be better than his 6lb penalty and as I mentioned before, he’s going to
love the ground. I can see this race cutting up quite a bit with the going
concerns.October 16, 2019 at 00:24 #1470379raymo61Participant
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I have backed MITCHUM SWAGGER at 25/1 for this. Looks like he has been kept for this having had a break and then one run in October to blow the cobwebs away and will love the ground and trainer couldn’t be in better form!!
The other one I like is more obvious and that is ESCOBAR at 16/1 . Second in this last year and looked unlucky and came from a long way back LTO on soft behind Kynren.October 17, 2019 at 08:31 #1470523
I’ve sat this out in the end, but I will bet two of them if all declared.
Happy to wait and see what extra places are available.October 17, 2019 at 17:58 #1470567
All three of mine make it, which I didn’t really want, so a couple of them will be win only, as I work out what best to do.
Chiefofchiefs is a horse I’ve banged on about for long enough, with scant reward, though to be fair I haven’t actually bet him too often.
He’s definitely the main bet. Covered to five places just now, but I will top up if any firms go more than five places.
Chiefofchiefs 25’s EW 5 Places
Amedeo Modigliani 8’s
Escobar 16’sOctober 17, 2019 at 19:42 #1470578
Yeah I’m happy to see that Amedeo Modigliani made it through Bobby, and happy with
the 12s I took. I thought that Dunkirk Harbour was also safely through, and I was
well pleased with the 33/1, but it’s a bit of a blow that he’s a non runner now,
I’m not sure what happened there. I’ll stick with AM for now, I might have another
on the day.
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