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    Venture to Cognac
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    Sportsbook and Paddy Power both going 5 Places…

    https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/596/cork/2020-11-01/770389

    https://www.oddschecker.com/horse-racing/ante-post-racing/national-hunt/cork-grand-national-handicap-chase/winner

    Previous winner Out Sam could be a threat if he sneaks in, while Dromore Lad looks the pick of the outsiders. I always give General Principle a good word, and he’s seriously well treated, but tends to need his first run.

    The two I like are both owned by JP, last years winner The Gatechecker, and Bay Hill

    I’ll definitely bet them again if they go bigger, or are actually declared, but definitely having an early bet.

    Bay Hill 16’s
    The Gatechecker 16’s

    #1507743
    Autumnal
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    Out Sam for me at 20/1. I thought that he was going ok when he fell last time, and he’s a previous winner of this.

    I agree with Bay Hill, I think that he has to win one of these at some stage, but my backup bet will be Macgiloney ew if he is declared.

    #1507761
    Silver Spoon
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    Mick The Jiver for me if he’s a big enough ew price. Enright is quite good at getting them there with at least a chance.

    #1507765
    Venture to Cognac
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    Opened at 16’s Spoon.

    Bit of a nightmare for me with Gavin Brouder booked for General Principle. He’s outsider of the field on opening show at 20’s. I’ll have to go with him as well, really didn’t want the three, but I’ll go with General Principle win only.

    Bay Hill 16’s
    The Gatechecker 16’s
    General Principle

    #1507769
    waroftheroses
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    It has to be Out Sam for me as well. 20-1 with Jack Kennedy up.

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    robnorth
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    The Caddy Rose caught my eye initially, but it’s very likely conditions will be testing and that one has been disappointing on soft or heavy ground. Many of these are exposed and not particularly in form.

    Both selections are 7 year olds and I favour the younger horses with room to manoeuvre as far as improvement is concerned. DEADHEAT is an unimaginative selection, but is in form, will relish the conditions and promises to stay the extended distance. My second selection in MACGILONEY who deros have a fair few miles on the clock, though mostly over hurdles, and has promising chase form. He duffed out at Ballinrobe two runs ago, but other than that has four solid chase runs behind him and suggests the trip will be no problem.

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    Kendicate
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    I do hope bay hill can jump round, this trip should suit, nice racing weight. Not sure though if it got very testing he would enjoy it.

    #1507874
    buckers
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    I’m really happy to get 25-1 for Mindsmadeup, especially with Paul Townend aboard. I think that’s a great ew price, considering his run at Galway

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    All Jeff
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    Same for me Buckers, I think that this horse is a great price.

    I’ve also went with The Caddy Rose at 8-1

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    greenasgrass
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    Might have a go with Dromore Lad. He’s only a wee pony but jumped reasonably well on both chase starts so far. They got away from him at Galway on his latest start (a decent beginners chase) so he was never going to be involved and had to go wide when he eventually caught up to the back of the pack (Coko Beach having slowed them down for a breather, which DL didn’t get) but kept going despite being shoved sideways hy the big horses at one point. Got to love a totey wee underdog.
    (By the way, having watched that Galway race remind me to back Coko Beach in the Plate next year).

    #1508152
    Venture to Cognac
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    Good luck Grass, soft spot for that horse.

    Well spotted with Coko Beach. He was in my provisional Ten To Follow, very interesting horse.

    #1508154
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    Can’t believe the current price for General Principle, and I’ve went EW with him. I’ll bet him again if he goes bigger.

    Bay Hill 16’s
    General Principle 33’s EW 6 Places
    The Gatechecker 16’s

    #1508188
    charlie87
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    The Gatechecker for me

    #1508193
    Mike007
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    Ballymacaw 55-1. On the nose. For a laugh.

    #1508198
    sporting sam
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    Dead heat looked very progressive last time out.
    Rocky’s Silver has been going very well in his runs and has lots of testing ground long trip outings in his CV.
    General Principle ticks all the boxes. This race has been won by an 11 year old twice in recent years and has won after plus 300 days off before. 33/1 is a very good price. 220 ish days off this time.

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