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    Mike007
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    #1493157
    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    I’ll go for Blackheath if he goes here, quite impressed with him last week.

    The 20’s looks decent to me on that evidence, but I’ll be waiting for Final Decs on this one.

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    jackh1092jackh1092
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    With the watering and the pretty bad forecast for the next 2 days, i wish i’d followed big Tony Calvin in on Raising Sand.

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    KevMcKevMc
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    Raising Sand wants Ascot and the stiff 7/8 Jack, no? Especially with his running style, can’t see Newmarket suiting him myself.

    Mutamaasik for me at 6/1 aswell, think he was arguably as good as Motakhayyel at Ascot just didn’t get the luck with the groups splitting. Ground should be fine for him either way, i’d have the pair of them 9/2 each of 2.

    #1493376
    KevMcKevMc
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    Second dart –

    Red Bond 25/1.

    Really good third at Newcastle on first run this season behind a Gosden AW specialist & Vitralite who I think is well handicapped also.
    Then ran very well in the Hunt Cup consolation when 5th, stiff mile stretched him as I thought might be the case.
    Back to 7 on this prominent suiting course, he should go well at a big price. Bill Buick rarely rides for Keith which is eye catching also.

    #1493387
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    Sorry Kev, forgot to reply! Was just thinking with soft or worse going that was possible the 20s Calvin stuck up might have been worth taking. TBF the horse hasn’t race a lot elsewhere, so he could well be ok at Newmarket. He finished 8th on Newmarket winning the race in his group (racing on wrong side).

    Won’t be a race i do much in i don’t think!

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    TheTinMan87
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    I have a shortlist of 4 and the two Hamdan horses are on there but I think I’ll probably just back the other 2 win only as the Hamdan horses are taking out a good percentage of the book and this is a very competitive handicap.

    Arigato is just a course and distance specialist clearly in good heart and gets on really well with Josephine Gordon, I know his two wins were on the Rowley track this season but he has also won on the July course and distance. I’m not sure where his improvement has come from but he shrugged off a big rise in the weights to comfortably hold off Blown By Wind last time and he may be able to do the same again up 5lbs.

    Tomfre looked very unlucky at Sandown in a competitive 3 year old handicap last time and also has good course form. I though it was interesting they’ve come here when I’m sure there were plenty of suitable opportunities against his own age group at this time of year.

    Godhead just missed the shortlist he won easy enough at Lingfield on his handicap debut although it wasn’t much of a race but the booking of Kieran O’Neill leaves me less than confident when Dettori is riding for Mark Johnston.

    Best of luck whatever you back :good:

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    hein bollowhein bollow
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    Shortlist? Reminds me of Roger Chapman, much better than Matt :whistle:

    #1493425
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    Pleased to see that Blackheath makes it, and I’ll try and beat that 22’s.

    Motakhaayel looks a worthy favourite though, and Sir Busker looks big at 11’s.

    I’ll stick with Blackheath though, and hopefully see him hit 25’s. It’ll definitely be EW Five Places with him.

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    robnorthrobnorth
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    MUTAMAASIK is second on my ratings and looks rock solid to be in the mix.

    Top rated is KEYSER SOZE. Hasn’t a great record in these sort of contests but ran a fair race off a slow start at Royal Ascot. Trainer presumably thinks he can get involved at this level and with a decent start might not be far away at 22/1.

    #1493604
    All Jeff
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    Spanish City is my ew selection here at 16-1. He’s knocking on the door in these big races, and I can see him being in the first 5 here quite easily.

    #1493647
    All Jeff
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    I think that the front two there are very good horses.

    #1493656
    robnorthrobnorth
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    Encouraging from Keyser Soze, denied a run at a crucial time but kept on well enough to the line. Once the handicap blots are out of the way I think there’s a decent seven furlong handicap in him. Winner looks better than a handicapper and the second has come on in leaps and bounds since appearing after lockdown.

    #1493661
    FinalFurlong91
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    The winner travelled almost too well, hitting the front a very long way from home

    Then the second likely threw the race away by running all over the track in the final furlong

    Funny how the market has got the hamdan horses so wrong twice now despite Crowley picking the right one

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