March 14, 2018 at 00:27 #1346339CharlesOlneyParticipant
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Like Steve I think William Henry has a big shout of taking this one out. He’s the classiest animal in the race with a great jockey on board. Topofthegame also looks to hold a good chance and this looks the ideal test for him whilst Mount Mews would be bang their if reproducing his best form. As You Were hasn’t won yet this season but take out the winner last time and he’s bolted up.
William Henry 8/1
Mount Mews 12/1
As You Were 25/1March 14, 2018 at 07:18 #1346356charlie87Participant
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Barra @ 20/1
Taking a small leap of faith on trip and ground, but I was very impressed with her 2nd to Let’s Dance at Cheltenham last year. I was equally impressed with her last run behind Alletrix over 2m2f at Leopardstown, where she looked like she would finish 10th+ and battled past runners from last to 2nd four out, finishing really strongly.March 14, 2018 at 08:25 #1346364TibbsburgeParticipant
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Look a a really difficult race. I will chance Alan kings mare at 40/1 ew with 6 places. She managed to get in the frame the last 2 yearsMarch 14, 2018 at 10:19 #1346408Flyers NapParticipant
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I would agree that even with final decs,this will take some sorting out.Not many came from way off the pace yesterday,tactics and crucially stamina will be required to see this one out.
Voix Du Reve 6yr old FR 142…….Just the 10 lifetime starts over hurdles,went very close in the fred winter couple years back rated 139.Presumably had a setback,not seen for a year and half,been campaigned over longer trips in both starts this season.Both of those races were not devoid of promise,travelling well until giving way late on, yard going well and this lad has that “dark” look about him,suggesting there could be plenty more to come under the right conditions,french form suggests soft will be fine.
The Organist 7yr 139…..This one comes out well on most of the stats for this race.Decent 7th in the mares hurdle 2017,also qualified to run in the pertemps final,takes up the option here.The newbury win was eyecatching,beating an interesting horse of jonjo,where they showed their hand somewhat.Another who will be stepping back in trip today,has run well here,and hopefully will be staying on up the hill.
All three of Kings look interesting,Dusky Legend another with decent course form.
Bigger weight range than anticipated,interesting to see if the weight stats that reigned supreme here for many years,come to the fore again on this sifter ground,both coo star and mr whitaker were fairly low down in their respective races.
Best of luck to those playing.March 14, 2018 at 10:51 #1346414NauseredBlocked
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As You Were 25-1 & Topofthegame 14-1 for me in this.March 14, 2018 at 11:20 #1346428Venture to CognacModerator
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Had another top up on Diamond King each way at the 25’s, taking the 7 Places with Coral, and had a win only on William Henry at 9’s with Sportsbook.
Tough tough race, but always worth a pop.March 14, 2018 at 14:37 #1346469Ben_BernankeParticipant
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Finishers seem to be getting over the line slowly, worried the grounds too soft for Le Breuil to be seen to best effect, will still probably travel well but may fail to pick up near the end and/or get tired up the hill.March 14, 2018 at 15:03 #1346473stevecautionBlocked
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It had to happen that Ruby’s intended mount won it.
The Lanzarote two were second and fourth here so not bad but no cigar. I felt William Henry travelled well but didn’t quite last home. Topofthegame won at nearly 3 miles last time so was likely to enjoyed that sort of race today and he nearly did the business.
I wouldn’t have found Bleu Berry with eight picks but well done anyone who did.
Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.March 14, 2018 at 15:08 #1346476hamParticipant
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Rubys intended mount was max dynamite?March 14, 2018 at 16:45 #1346509raymo61Participant
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I have been backing Topofthegame for this since its last run and jumping the last I thought he had it!!
Then along comes this little upstart!! Grrrrrrrrrr
Close but no cigar!!March 18, 2018 at 23:20 #1347523Flyers NapParticipant
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1 Bleu Berry (FR) 20/1
2 Topofthegame 9/1
3 Barra (FR) 16/1
4 William Henry 8/1
5 The Organist 25/1
Well the winner escapes me for another year,and to add a little flavour,just a little more salt was rubbed into the wound.
Playing around with stats,two horses kept coming out top,one was The Organist who I stuck up pre race,the other was Topofthegame.The weight allotted to TOTG was always the worry,on ground that was really stretching plenty of horses,so he was a saver bet,touched off in the final 50yds he ran a fine race,no complaints.
The Organist came there menacingly final bend,widest into the home straight,he had every chance,having backed him EW 1st 4,there was the salt element,tad frustrating.
Voix Du Reve was heavily supported on race-day,freely available high teens overnight,he went off 10/1, looking like a big run was expected,travelled really well and only gave best round the final bend.Very little cover throughout the race,no reason why he could not drop back further,and better ground might just see him closer,he remains of interest.
The winner was a stablemate of VDR,similar low key prep,neither fitted the season winner stat,but when it comes to Mullins,not the easiest yard to second guess.
Once again fine finnish,plenty of these might do battle in a few weeks time,despite the result this remains one of my favourite handicaps of the season.
Well done to winners.
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