November 13, 2020 at 15:29 #1510539Mike007Participant
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Easysland 9-4November 14, 2020 at 17:42 #1510717westender69Participant
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Took some of the 5/2. Don’t think there is any opposition to worry about if he turns up on the day. Love Tiger Roll but he’s obviously passed his best.November 14, 2020 at 20:40 #1510721He Didnt Like GroundParticipant
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Got to say I was disappointed with Eastland yday , no doubt he wasn’t 100% fit but I still thought he could have jumped betterDecember 1, 2020 at 17:35 #1512745
With another Cross Country due next week at Cheltenham, I just wonder if we could see Champagne Classic here.
Interesting that he’s in many firms lists for this already.
He’s a proper old favourite of mine, he’s been good to me, but he’ll always be a very risky Antepost proposition, given his fragility.
Wouldn’t be a Cheltenham Antepost market without me betting him, so I’ve got to bet him with this in mind, even with the proviso that he might not even be in training after last years setback.
Was happy to take 16’s………until I saw him in “Any Race” market at 25’s. That price alone is enough to make me think we won’t see him, but I had to take that.
Champagne Classic (Any Race) 25’sDecember 3, 2020 at 17:57 #1512912charlie87Participant
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Have anything been said VTC re CC? He interests me, whereas Easysland doesn’t.December 3, 2020 at 18:46 #1512916
Haven’t heard a thing Charlie, but I thought it interesting the number of firms who have him priced up for this.
He was the first horse I looked for when Gigginstown were getting rid of a few. I’ve followed him for a few years now, which isn’t saying too much considering how little he’s been out.
I’ve bet him Antepost for Cheltenham the last few years, so had to bet him again.
It’s a seriously risky bet though. If he doesn’t get an entry for Cheltenham next week, I think it’s safe to say he won’t be running in this, also, he might not even be in training, and even if he comes into the picture for this, you wouldn’t be surprised if he had another setback.December 3, 2020 at 19:27 #1512921shipithollabollaParticipant
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Interesting market here. Connections always said Easysland was a real mudlark – the softer the better. Feels like they’re less fussy now JP owns the horse, but was slightly surprising to me that he even ran the other week. Obviously Easysland still ran well and probably needed the run but you’ve got to think he could be vulnerable if it came up good ground.
Bear in mind that (without intervention from the watering can), the XC course typically comes up one rung quicker than the outer courses. So a good-to-soft Festival would equal a borderline ‘good’ XC description. Even with Tiger Roll probably finished, I’d be looking to get Easysland beaten on that surface. And equally given heavy ground, he’d be a 1/2 shot!
Hopefully there’s a fresh Gigginstown shooter like a Champagne Classic or a Farclas (seen him floated by a few as one who might try) or a new French XC wonderkid skipping around the provinces. Easysland v Kingswell Theatre v Potters Corner would be pretty dull.December 3, 2020 at 22:33 #1512928greenasgrassParticipant
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Farclas would be interesting. Trainer was muttering about up in trip a lot at various points, and he likes good ground. Neat sized horse who could suit and perhaps one of the slightly quirky ones who can be kept sweet with XC fences.December 4, 2020 at 10:46 #1512948charlie87Participant
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Tbf I think finding horses the other side of channel will prove the most profitable strategy for the next 10 years of this raceDecember 5, 2020 at 11:11 #1513084AutumnalParticipant
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Greenasgrass, Farclas is the one that interests me here, I can really see them considering it for him.December 5, 2020 at 16:45 #1513209
No Champagne Classic then.
I’m happy to write that one off, as I really wanted to see him entered Friday
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