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    charlie87
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    What did HDB see this weekend that would make him even remotely entertain the notion of a Champion Hurdle for Honeysuckle? For me that well and truly died a death this weekend, and I see no reason after publicly stating they chose her optimum trip for Cheltenham last year, that they would change their minds this year, even more so based on what we’ve just seen. She still jumps high (probably because they’ve schooled over fences) and Epatante would out jump her and beat her. The mares is there for the taking and that’s where she will go IMO.

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    He Didnt Like Ground
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    Epanante is a more than worthy favourite but it doesn’t mean that she should be scaring everyone away , it’s still 3 months to Cheltenham ( I am counting the days ) and plenty can change before then , we ve still to see Goshen to

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    charlie87
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    I completely agree HDLTG. She wont be scaring away whatever WPM has, but that 7lbs is massive.

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    TomBarkley87
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    The Epatante performance last weekend was initially very impressive visually, but broken down with hindsight I see it very differently.

    The carnage at the first basically put Daryl Jacob in an impossible position of trying to make all aboard a smooth traveller who comes from off the pace. It was only ever set up for the mare at that point and the writing was on the wall for Sceau Royal et al.

    It also reminded me of a couple of years ago, where joe public had already started coronating Buveur D’Air with a third Champion Hurdle having seen off Samcro with aplomb.

    That’s not to crab the chances of Epatante, although she really does make limited appeal at this stage in what looks a stronger race. Myself I’ll be looking to give Saint Roi another chance at Christmas and hope that the race is run more satisfactorily.

    @TomBarkley87

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    Jasolong
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    Epatante out to 3.25 on exchanges from 2.8 last week. Wouldn’t have expected that.
    Starting to think is she a doubt for Christmas hurdle?

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    He Didnt Like Ground
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    I’m sure Nicky will let us all know at the earliest opportunity if she is not running …

    #1513642
    FinalFurlong91
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    If he says she’s not well she will run

    If he says she is absolutely flying expect her to be pulled

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    FinalFurlong91
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    Goshen 28/1 to win tomorrow and this with betfair sportsbook

    #1513902
    Mike007
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    I’ve had a bit on that.

    Moore says about today’s race, “I think he’s a phenomenal horse and I think he can win.”

    #1513924
    buckers
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    I will have to take that as well I think lads. I know that’s it’s one of those too good to be true offers we’ve all seen before. I would kick myself though if I missed that.

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    FinalFurlong91
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    No brainer really even if you dont like goshen

    It should be 14/1-16/1

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    Mike007
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    Epatante ought to be 6-4 now. Whose going to run to 172+ to beat her?

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    FinalFurlong91
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    Saint Roi is the only horse I could see improving enough to beat her

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    Cork All Star
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    What is Dave Nevison going on about on RTV? He said it was a shame Goshen was beaten because we need some English challengers to Epatante. Unless he knows something I don’t, she is still trained in the distinctly English setting of Lambourn.

    #1514022
    Mike007
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    I think I knew what he meant Cork which was that Epatante’s challengers may be only from Ireland.

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