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  • #1483494
    peter .hpeter .h
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    An underwhelming turnout, but competitive all the same. Shanroe Santos has dropped below his last winning mark and is a proper stayer. Looks a forgotten horse.

    #1483515
    raymo61raymo61
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    Agree that it is a poor turn out for this race which is a shame but have backed a couple including the aforementioned DONNA DELIGHT at 10/1 and FORTIFIED BAY at 16/1 both four places. FB has won his last two nicely and IMO if he gets the trip 16/1 will look a huge price. Jennie Candlish is in decent form and doesn’t send many up here and her jockey has a good record round here.
    So my main fancy is Fortified Bay and God speed his little legs LOL :good:

    #1483525
    moehat
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    There’s an early morning inspection I believe. Don’t think it’s raining much but it is extremely windy.

    #1483541
    DBRDBRDBRDBR
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    I like Financial Outcome at 12/1. He won easily in the mud at Doncaster at 3m2f and then blundered at Uttoxer when going very well. Still on a lenient mark and I think this race will suit him.

    Financial Outcome 12/1 EW

    #1483552
    EuroalienEuroalien
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    I also like Financial Outcome. He should stay forever and would have gone close in his last race at Uttoxeter.

    #1483564
    BigGBigG
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    Newcastle meeting abandoned

    A bit gutted as I really fancied Glittering Love and having backed it at 18s and 16s
    and it’s half that price now I thought I was well in. I’ll wait to see what
    they do with the meeting and if it is rearranged with bets standing.

    #1483570
    moehat
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    Darn it; I was going to back Glittering Love, too. Was going to put the bet on in the early hours of this morning but thought I’d wait till later as they weren’t doing best odds guaranteed. I had backed Fortified Love. Was so looking forward to the race.

    #1483574
    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    Yeah, real shame Moe.

    I’ll archive the thread later, but I’ll bump it back if any sign of rescheduling, which I can’t really see.

    #1483590
    Cork All Star
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    It might not be popular to say so but I am glad it is off. Long distance chases on heavy ground are not a very appealing spectacle. Exhausted horses almost walking over the line is not good publicity for racing.

    #1483624
    Mike007
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    Cork if you owned a horse who is basically slow needs a severe stamina test and can only run on testing ground you may want to give him an entry B-)

    #1483639
    Cork All Star
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    I would not buy that type of horse. I am not a fan of marathon chases at the best ot times and those sort of chases on heavy ground give the anti-racing animal rights brigade more ammunition than they could ever dream about.

    #1483642
    greenasgrass
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    I really admire the staying mudlarks but tend to agree with you Cas. Having said that sometimes the Eider is OK as it’s the slow bog gallopers that go for it. Bristol de Mai’s wide margin Betfair was worse with grade 1 winners behind him on their hands and knees; and the GN trial 2 years ago at the same track worse still….the commentator thought Blaklion (who crawled over the last and never won anything thereafter) was the only finisher apart from the winner and hadn’t even spotted Mysteree in the distance.

    #1483652
    Cork All Star
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    Yes, I think it was the Blaklion race that finally made up my mind. The sight of a good horse (the antepost favourite for the GN) crawling over the last fence was not good. I really do not see how anyone could think that was a good look for racing.

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