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    KevMcKevMc
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    AOB has said she’ll come on again for todays run. He’s also came out with comments implying, in my opinion anyway, that in the back of his mind he may see her as a sprinter. Think it was to the RP.

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    stevecautionstevecaution
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    It soon became apparent that money was not going to come for Clemmie so I took Alpha Centauri at 7/2.

    Her form on fast ground is almost perfect, with only a reverse against Different League in the Albany last Ascot.

    Different League has gone on to disappoint, while Alpha Centauri defied being written off and the trainer having run her again on soft despite earlier saying the filly hated it.

    The Harrington Royal Ascot record has to be a concern but with Clemmie being weak in the market and support for Veracious drying up quickly, it looks like Alpha Certauri looks the one.

    I didn’t like the look of the French Guineas form. The race was delayed and then run on a different track. The ones drawn wide looked unlucky there and Teppal is not for me.

    Veracious 14/1 and Alpha Centauri 7/2

    I just didn’t see enough from Clemmie last time to back her at a mile until I see her prove she stays and has trained on well.

    Good luck players.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

    #1358000
    BigGBigG
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    I though last year that Threading looked like going on to
    great things after his Goodwood and York races. Seemed to lose his way after
    that, I’m not sure what the problem was, but he looked to be well on the way
    back with an easy win at York last time out last month. I missed the 10s, but
    took the 9s this morning and it’s a good thing to see a Johnson horse shorten
    as they do like a punt, he’s generally 15/2 at the moment.

    #1358002
    CharlesOlneyCharlesOlney
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    Not sure Alpha has done enough to warrant being half the price of Billesdon Brook who has been nicely freshened up since Newmarket. Clemmie is weak in the market but the consensus is that if she’s fit she’s the best horse in the race so 6/1 looks just about worth while.

    Billesdon Brook 6/1
    Clemmie 6/1

    #1358013
    viktors89viktors89
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    Well… Wow

    #1358014
    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    That’s the best miler of 2018 full stop.

    :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    value is everything
    #1358016
    CharlesOlneyCharlesOlney
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    Phwaar!

    The market had that spot on, seemed as though everyone in the racecourse backed it to force the price into 11/4.

    Absolutely hammered. A reprieve for favourite backers there.

    She should mop up this division now: Falmouth, Sun Charriot, etc…

    #1358017
    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    When a filly is that good it should be Sussex, QEII; Charles.

    value is everything
    #1358018
    BigGBigG
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    I was thinking during the race that threading was a bit further back than I would have
    liked, and she finished well, but it would have made no difference to the outcome of this,
    the winner was exceptional today. When she gets her ground, she’s going to be very hard to
    beat. Congratulations to Jessie and all her team :good:

    #1358019
    DegaussedDegaussed
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    Just yesterday I asked several bookies for a price on Expert Eye to win the Sussex Stakes. I’m not sure if I’ll take them up on it after that…

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    stevecautionstevecaution
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    Clearly she’s something special on fast ground. She drowned on soft in the Moyglare and did exactly the same tried on the same going in the Guineas Trial.

    She missed the Newmarket Guineas but looked much more like it in the Irish Guineas. Finally I’ve got something back from her but it would have been nice to have landed the 16/1 for Newmarket in May.

    Clemmie had enough to prove, my feeling was that she didn’t have enough spark on her comeback but others obviously felt she had. Questions to answer now for her on the stamina front on a poor day for the stable so far.

    Veracious ran a cracker, there was no faith in her but that was a terrific effort for such an unexposed horse who was dubious about running at all. Cracking effort for a stable in good form.

    Top class performance and she should have little to fear about taking on colts on fast ground. Special performance.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

    #1358023
    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    I too had the massive price Alpha Centauri for Newmarket too Steve. :good:
    After Stradivarius, when we agree they go in – eventually! We should do it more often.
    Didn’t even register with me that she was running in the Irish version – missed her there.
    Got on her last week for today’s race but still ended up costing me money!!!
    Had 20/1 about Threading. LOL

    value is everything
    #1358024
    greenasgrass
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    She’s such a big filly that she shouldn’t even need the weight allowance against colts. As long as she gets good ground. WD Alpha Centauri.

    #1358030
    DegaussedDegaussed
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    Clemmie had enough to prove, my feeling was that she didn’t have enough spark on her comeback but others obviously felt she had. Questions to answer now for her on the stamina front on a poor day for the stable so far.

    Is it possible that, like Churchill, she hasn’t developed into her 3yo season as much as her contemporaries have? I know she had a set back and today AOB said she will improve again for the run, but she just looks like the rest have improved past her.

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    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    Injured horses sometimes don’t come back as well as they were.

    value is everything
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