March 16, 2007 at 12:01 #43661Happy JackParticipant
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Don’t disagree that Patches has got an each-way chance – nobody more than I would like to see a British trained hunter win the race but for me he is priced up on the reputation of his connections rather than what he has actually shown on the track.
I’ll stick my neck on the line here and state that I’ve had my biggest bet of the Festival on Whyso Mayo, and depending on the prices may have savers on one or a couple of the following:
Honourable Spider – ultra game, jumps & stays really well, very progressive, sure to try his best but conditions may have gone slightly against him.<br>First Down Jets – not far behind the winner last year, recent form relatively uninspiring but you could say the same prior to last year’s renewal and he looks the sort to save his best for the big occasion.<br>Gone To Lunch – yet to race under Rules but young, unexposed sort who could really be anything. Easy winner last time and the form of his earlier second in the Coronation Cup (not the Epsom one!) has been franked.March 16, 2007 at 13:01 #43663
Interesting comments here.
For me, whilst Whyso Mayo is quite rightly favourite, I don’t think he is bomb-proof.
Despite the ground change, I think Bica has the class to run a very good race. I also have a suspicion that Oscar India will run very well even though he meets WM on worse terms than when behind him last time. These will be where my sheckels are thrown…
(Edited by non vintage at 2:02 pm on Mar. 16, 2007)March 16, 2007 at 16:08 #43665
I will edit this because I don’t won’t people to think I am blaming anyone for my bets; I decided to back it and was wrong.
(Edited by FlatSeasonLover at 5:26 pm on Mar. 16, 2007)March 16, 2007 at 16:20 #43667
(Edited by non vintage at 5:27 pm on Mar. 16, 2007)March 16, 2007 at 16:25 #43669
Sorry I wasn’t blaming Happy Jack at all, think you have misinterpretated my post.
Meant I wish I hadn’t backed it, just like i hadn’t backed Exotic Dancer, Degas Art and Flight Leader.March 16, 2007 at 16:26 #43671
Clearly. No probs and apologies in that case FSL!March 16, 2007 at 16:31 #43674
About to do something utterly stupid and back what is arguably the biggest dodge pot in training.
Off a decent weight though and choc is riding the course so well that the price looks tempting.
Don’t bet e/w often but at 16’s surely he’ll look one of the likeliest winners coming down the hill and should be good enough to offer nothing off the bridle but still run into a place.
LeeMarch 16, 2007 at 16:36 #43677
Well that was in the wrong topic but in all fairness FSL, for Whyso Mayo to get back into contention after the early blunder, clout the last and still just get beat it was a cracking performance and we’ll never know whether he’d have been good enough otherwise but lost nothing in defeat IMO.
LeeMarch 16, 2007 at 16:38 #43678
Don’t do that Lee, I’ve backed the dodgepot in question! Gone for a get out of jail stake ew on Andreas and Tysou.March 16, 2007 at 16:48 #43682
GO ON YOU BEAUTY !!!
<br>Well done FSLMarch 16, 2007 at 16:59 #43684
Well done Lee i don’t know who needed that more! Probably you to be fair but thats cheered me up somewhat.March 16, 2007 at 17:06 #43686
Thanks mate, unbelievably puts me into profit during what has been, to be blunt, a p*ss poor tipping week.
As e/w betting seems to be the next garlic bread, I’ll be attempting to end the week in style with Ameeq e/wMarch 16, 2007 at 17:11 #43688
Reckon I am about Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£100 up which is a small miracle.
I am taking Kawaginos run last time at face value and punting it ew with a saver on Whispered promises and Crow wood.March 16, 2007 at 17:14 #43689DannyMember
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Made In Japan e.w with Fair Along winning.March 16, 2007 at 18:43 #43691Happy JackParticipant
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Didn’t really see that one coming – Drombeag has always had stacks of potential but certainly didn’t expect him to show it fully today. A fine training performance (but also cue grumblings from myself & others about professionally trained horses in hunter chases – although this isn’t the time and place for that).
There is no point whatsoever complaining about Whyso Mayo’s jumping as you have got to factor that in when you back him. He was just unfortunate to come up against something today that stayed the trip extremely well (unsurprising considering he was once third in the NH Chase), jumped like a buck and was given a masterful ride by a man who, for the past decade, has been the most consistently good amateur on either side of the Irish Sea.
I’m disappointed, but it’s not the end of the world. I still think that Whyso Mayo is the best hunter chaser around and am confident he’ll prove it if he turns up at Punchestown.
Hey-ho, onwards and upwards, back to trying to find the winner of the Restricted at Cottenham tomorrow :biggrin:
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