February 4, 2020 at 12:39 #1481933
Should also add that I wasn’t put off of Any Second Now for Aintree either.February 4, 2020 at 13:03 #1481937
It was. I was worried going into day 2 there would be a lot of non runners, but the ground actually seemed to go the other way which was good.
Yep YRMU is interesting going forward, has some nice form in the book. He’s up 4 to 129.
Gallant John Joe is definitely one to keep onside, close bros perhaps?
I’d of liked to see Al finish (obviously lol) my only worry with him is does he travel well before finding little?
I’d agree with AWOTS- i think a strongly run Triumph which it is likely to be, will be right up his street.
Would Shanwalla have to improve on his mark to get in to the race though? Having looked at the past few runnings?
My other one i forgot to mention was Fan De Blues- massive run on his 2nd start in Ireland, ok he had plenty of runs in France but this is new surroundings etc. Some punt on him as well and ran well for such a long way. I’ll be backing him next time as long as his price is ok. Finishing 7th he remainings on 125.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!February 5, 2020 at 01:04 #1482004
Yeah, that punt on Fan didn’t go unnoticed.
I’m no sure about Gallant John Joe for Cheltenham, does McKiernan ever send anything across? He’s proving good to follow, had some nice results from him this season, he’s doing well with what he’s got. I’ve switched from John Ryan to him.
Touch and go for Shanwalla, but I like how he’s got him qualified.
The other one I forgot to mention was Emily Moon who was on my shortlist for Sunday, and mentioned by yourself as well.February 5, 2020 at 01:58 #1482007
I fancy the chances of fury road to turn around the form with the others at Cheltenham
If you look at all the times compared to standard that race was run miles slower than the others (22 seconds slow compared to 5-11 slow in the others)
It basically turned into a sprint at the end and fury road simply got outpaced before plodding on
Davy russell also took him on a tour of leopardstown getting stuck 4 wide most of the way around
For me the longer trip and end to end gallop of the Albert bartlett will play much more to fury road strengths and I am very much considering adding him to my ramses de teille bet
I see those two as the out and out stayers who will be staying on past the speedier more fancied types at the end of the bartlett
He was my main eye catcher over the weekend and 20/1 looks a massive overreaction to me and I think iv just talked myself into a betFebruary 5, 2020 at 02:06 #1482009
Another thing worth noting is how much slower the times were on sunday compared to saturday
It’s likely they over watered after trainers threatened to pull horses out
This could mean that horses that ran on the sunday had quite hard races on sticky watered ground and that may have left a mark on them
I’m especially thinking of a fragile horse like faugheen more so than a delta workFebruary 5, 2020 at 10:24 #1482022
@Bobby- Don’t think he does send many over, to be fair i can’t think of to many he has had that would’ve been deemed good enough! I’ve just checked the stats- he hasn’t had a single runner in the UK in 5 years, but in his “all time” stats hes had 14 cheltenham runners. Fingers crossed it’s been down to a lean few years rather than a change of tactic.
Shanwalla runs tomorrow over 2m4, its a tough, small field!
@FF- i’ve commented on Fury on your thread without knowing you had commented here lol. He is surely better than that anyway. I like Cobblers from that race myself!
Yes i noticed that too, it did look like some were more “all out”. Faugheen will be one i’ll take on wherever (if) he goes to Cheltenham. Love him but agree i think he might just find one too progressive. Easy Game ran a stormer, Allaho would be another!
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!February 5, 2020 at 10:57 #1482027
I remember patrick Mullins saying that no horse of theirs would come on for the run more than allaho
So his run behind easy game now looks very good form if you assume significant improvement from allahoFebruary 5, 2020 at 21:50 #1482101
I’ll be watching Shanwalla tomorrow for sure Jack.February 6, 2020 at 20:10 #1482185
I think I can safely leave him alone after that Jack.February 7, 2020 at 13:54 #1482245
Yeah i’d say so. 14 races since debuting at the end of July is steep enough! Even if the trainer has said he thrives on racing! Maybe needs some time off!
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!February 15, 2020 at 11:35 #1482943
Project Half The Odds continues today. 3.29 at Gowran all being well. Ground will suit her, but there are a few at the top of the market with very strong beginners chase form. She could run into a place and in theory you could argue she should be a few points shorter, but i’ll be leaving her until she shows she can finish her races. Anyway, i think handicaps will be her game probably in time. Should get a mark after here too…..Just a pity the ground might work against her in the spring but we’ll see.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!February 18, 2020 at 20:04 #1483250
Jack, going to chance Emily Moon tomorrow at the 25’s.February 19, 2020 at 20:52 #1483337
Sorry Bobby didn’t see this; probably jsut one for a handicap! Hopefully they find one for her in the spring!
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!February 20, 2020 at 22:23 #1483428
Yeah hopefully Jack, usually the time for the yard to really hit top form.March 4, 2020 at 10:51 #1484564
She’s declared tomorrow in a beginners chase which isn’t what i expected!
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!
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