February 21, 2020 at 17:31 #1483494peter .hParticipant
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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.February 21, 2020 at 20:25 #1483515raymo61Participant
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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 LOLFebruary 21, 2020 at 21:30 #1483525moehatParticipant
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There’s an early morning inspection I believe. Don’t think it’s raining much but it is extremely windy.February 21, 2020 at 23:03 #1483541DBRDBRParticipant
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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 EWFebruary 22, 2020 at 01:06 #1483552EuroalienParticipant
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I also like Financial Outcome. He should stay forever and would have gone close in his last race at Uttoxeter.February 22, 2020 at 08:15 #1483564BigGParticipant
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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.February 22, 2020 at 09:38 #1483570moehatParticipant
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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.February 22, 2020 at 09:53 #1483574Venture to CognacModerator
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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.February 22, 2020 at 11:00 #1483590
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.February 22, 2020 at 14:16 #1483624Mike007Participant
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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 entryFebruary 22, 2020 at 16:22 #1483639
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.February 22, 2020 at 16:51 #1483642greenasgrassParticipant
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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.February 22, 2020 at 17:17 #1483652
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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