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  • #1519842
    droffats
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    I know there is a topic about Henderson already and his fairy tales but nothing about the ex champion hurdler.
    Firstly he is in the press saying the horse is flying and looks superb, then after the defeat the horse blew up. Talk about mixed messages it beggars belief. He clearly treats the public, who without he would not have a sport nor a job in utter contempt.
    To top it off he says he was not disappointed. With all due respect getting beat by Navajo Pass and you are not disappointed means your expecations must be very low and no disrespect to Navajo Pass by that comment.
    Clearly despite his bluster the horse was either not fit or is gone. I feel it was the former and once again the punter as been done over.
    Yes I backed Buveur and if Ballyandy had beaten him I could have taken it but not Navajo Pass.

    #1519845
    He Didnt Like Ground
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    They said he took a blow after jumping the last ….I’d be more worried that between the 2nd and last hurdle he didn’t have the zip to make the ground up , he is worth another go but he ain’t going to win another champion

    #1519850
    Cork All Star
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    Agree it is very difficult to see him winning the Champion Hurdle.

    It tends to be forgotten that he is unbeaten over fences. His rating is 151, 7 lbs lower than his hurdle rating.

    Maybe Henderson should enter him in the Grand Annual. ;-)

    #1519861
    TakeYourTime
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    The ‘outsider of 3’ worked its magic again at the cost of BVD. He travelled well enough but the winner made it a proper test and a lack of match fitness cost BVD at the end. He will improve significantly for that but whether that will be enough to win the CH is doubtful. That said, Epatante was stuffed LTO as well and we’d probably all agree that was likely just a blip.

    Nicky’s have been more inconsistent than usual this season but he almost always has them spot on come March. 22/1 is certainly a tempting price for a dual champion imo.

    #1519889
    Ex RubyLight
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    Agree with that, droffats. At no stage in the race was the winner in doubt. Okay, he is improving fast, but I think you could find some 10-15 other horses that could have done the same to BVD without being considered for the CH.

    #1520981
    graysonscolumn
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    It tends to be forgotten that he is unbeaten over fences. His rating is 151, 7 lbs lower than his hurdle rating.

    Maybe Henderson should enter him in the Grand Annual. ;-)

    Somebody on another forum I frequent drew people’s attention to that perfect chasing record (2-2) right after Buveur D’Air’s Newcastle injury. Their own view was that, returning at least a year older and feasibly a bit slower, the first race to target with him on return ought to have been a graduation chase at 2m4f or thereabouts, with a view to campaigning him for the Ryanair.

    I’d imagine 151 leaves him with a bit to find to trouble the best in that division, but as a half-sibling to Rachkam Lerouge and Punchestowns it’s not as if there’s a lack of good winning prowess at 2m4f and beyond in the immediate family.

    gc

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