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  • #20701
    Shack1
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    Quevega surely a steering Job if she turns up. 13/8 best price.
    The question is, is it worth taking the odds now as that’s pretty tasty…after all she has got there three times running, twice first time out, so are there really any question marks over her well being?

    #385662
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    If she turns up she will not have it all her own way this year HOWEVER she will also almost certainly go off at odds on!! Therefor 13/8 is an awesome price when you think she is trained merely for this race every year!! 8)

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    Quevega will no doubt go off odds on yes but I’d really like to see Voler have another crack at her. She was green as grass when Quevega beat her at Cheltenham nearly three years ago and when they met in the spring at Punchestown she was soundly beaten. However, she seems a different animal this season, beating Mourad more convincingly on two occasions than Quevega did.

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    I could NEVER oppose Quevega in this. She is the queen bee. Every year questions are asked beforehand, and every year she delivers. No doubting she’s one of a kind. Just wish we saw more of her.

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    I could NEVER oppose Quevega in this. She is the queen bee. Every year questions are asked beforehand, and every year she delivers. No doubting she’s one of a kind. Just wish we saw more of her.

    Watched the DVD of last years win the other night – has to go down as the easiest festival winner in my memory, admittedly this years opposition looks like it could be tougher, but lets remember she’s twice the Irish world hurdle winner too!

    Think i’ll lob another 40 on for now. :D

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    One word…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    QUEVEGA!!

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    Looks like a penalty kick for Quevega now, Unaccompanied misses the festival and Voler La Vadette aimed at the World Hurdle :D
    Glad i took the bull by the horns and took 13/8 :D

    #391107
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    Still relatively backable at these prices too. Tempted to double her up with a lot of other bets.

    She wins!!!!

    #391114
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    Looks like a penalty kick for Quevega now, Unaccompanied misses the festival and Voler La Vadette aimed at the World Hurdle :D
    Glad i took the bull by the horns and took 13/8 :D

    If Voler misses the race you can collect now.
    Where does the information regarding Volet La Vedette’s race choice come from? I’d have thought The Mares distance was perfect for her.
    Much as love the mare, I might even be her biggest fan, I have to admit she’s a much better horse in the autumn than she is in the spring, whether she could or could not beat Big Bucks is very debatable and in March is unlikely, but if The World Hurdle was run in October Big Bucks would know surely know he’d been in a race

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    #391138
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    Looks like a penalty kick for Quevega now, Unaccompanied misses the festival and Voler La Vadette aimed at the World Hurdle :D
    Glad i took the bull by the horns and took 13/8 :D

    If Voler misses the race you can collect now.
    Where does the information regarding Volet La Vedette’s race choice come from? I’d have thought The Mares distance was perfect for her.
    Much as love the mare, I might even be her biggest fan, I have to admit she’s a much better horse in the autumn than she is in the spring, whether she could or could not beat Big Bucks is very debatable and in March is unlikely, but if The World Hurdle was run in October Big Bucks would know surely know he’d been in a race

    CS – I was most surprised reading this, but i guess they are looking at place money for WH v place money for Mares and there’s a significant difference.
    It’s a disappointment for the race, however from my punting perspective i’m delighted to see the news :)
    Only last night when Unacompanied was announced as missing, Corals were still going EVS which was a gift.
    Lets hope if (or should i say when!) she comes up the hill in front, then she gets the recognition she deserves as a first four time winner at the festival.

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    How is she still 8/11?

    #391147
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    How is she still 8/11?

    Reading between the lines, World Hurdle is first option but Colm hasn’t ruled out the Mares Hurdle, no need to make a decision now, if either Quevega or Big Bucks were to have a problem in the next few weeks, Voler would surely be nailed on for the race they’d missed

    #393167
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    EXCELLENT TO HEAR SHE’S RARING TO GO:

    Willie Mullins reports Quevega to be firing on all cylinders ahead of her hat-trick bid in the OLBG Mares Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) at Cheltenham.

    The eight-year-old will again be making her seasonal reappearance in the Festival showpiece and is pleasing her handler again after a brief scare.

    "She’s in great form. She was in terrific form, ready to run, about three weeks ago then just went out of sorts a little bit so I gave her 10 days easy. Now she’s back good and strong again," Mullins told At The Races.

    "I wasn’t going to run her – I had her ready so I had nothing to do coming up to Cheltenham other than keep her ticking over. I like to get them ready then if something happens you can give them a bit of a break before building then up totally for the Festival."

    Mullins admits heading to straight to Cheltenham suits Quevega.

    "I remember two years ago I ran her in a schooling hurdle and she came back lame on the same leg that had her out the previous year and I got her such a fright I said I’d never run her again before the Festival and it seems to work. She takes her training well that way and I’m very pleased with her," he added.

    "The breeder told me years ago the family keep improving with age and I can’t disagree with him. She’s certainly as good as she was anyhow."

    #393322
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    Voler La Vedette is apparently not running. Colm Murphy said earlier in the week that she was more likely to head to Punchestown, and if she were to go, she’d probably run in the World Hurdle.

    Taking that on board, Quevega would win if she needed a leg amputated between now and March :mrgreen:

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    #393323
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    I find it astonishing that Quevega is available at a bigger price than Big Buck’s after that upbeat report.

    #393325
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    It’s clearly based around the fact that she doesn’t run all year, and ends up making mugs of the bookies :lol:

    It’s like throwing Frankel in a 0-55 round Kempton. Easy money 8)

    @TopWeightTom

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