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    Thought I’d use this to try and spot a few worth following.

    The first two aren’t really “Notebook” horses as far as I’m concerned, as I mention them enough anyway.

    Justanotherbottle
    Absolutely miles better than we seen at Ayr last autumn, and already given a chance by the handicapper. Just the type to win a big one, and I think he will.

    A Momentofmadness
    No real surprise to see him in here. Excuses during the week, and surely a case of “when”, rather than “if” for him.

    The Mouse Doctor
    Absolutely no luck in running, in big Handicap, The Petingo, at Leapordstown last year. He’s actually been lowered a pound for that, which is excellent, considering he’s a winner that got away, and I’m patiently waiting on him.

    Protected Guest
    Ran a cracker on his reappearance, and interestingly, he wasn’t knocked about when his chance of winning had gone (should have made frame). I liked him for Hunt Cup, but he’s struggling to get in there surely. He’ll be of serious interest around the likes of Ascot or Goodwood.

    Chiefofchiefs
    He’s had a few disappointments now, but I’m staying loyal, and still very interested in him this year, and The Golden Mile or Cambridgeshire, look feasible targets.

    Argentello
    He might head out of Handicaps eventually, but the manner of his win at Kempton last year is hard to forget.

    Numerian
    Joseph O’Brien inmate. Hard to pinpoint exactly where he’ll go, but I’ve seen a definite bit of potential I think.

    Markhan
    I’ve been keeping an eye on him for a while now, and hard to figure exactly what the plan is, but from what I’ve seen, I think there is a definite plan.

    Isomer
    No luck in running first time out, but he fair caught the eye, and he’ll surely make amends this summer.

    Squats
    Hard to catch right, but no Ill effects for his stable switch, as seen at Ascot yesterday, where I thought he ran a very encouraging race for his new yard. I’ve bet him a few times in the past, and all about timing with him.

    Gumball
    Really impressive so far, and if the stamina stretches, then surely a real Cesarewitch candidate.

    Cliffs of Dooneen
    In the best of hands since leaving Aidan O’Brien, and I’m fairly certain he’s got one in him this season. He could be another one for The Cesarewitch.

    Eeh Bah Gum
    Don’t think we’ve seen the best of him yet, and should mop up a couple up north this year.

    Tricorn
    Not concerned with his low key debut for new stable. Seems perfect type for something like the Scottish Stewards Cup. Might get a chance to see him this week at York.

    Rock Eagle
    Love this horse, and another one who surely has a future away from Handicaps. Possibly staying the Handicap route for now, with an entry in The Jorvik this week, where I think he looks a solid price at 9’s. I hope he goes.

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    Markhan won a hurdle race over in the US at the weekend Bobby, FYI :good:

    I’m tracking Eh Bah Gum & Rock Eagle also, think they’ve definitely races in them.

    #1437677
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    Interesting Kev, taking a step back, and totally missed that with Markhan. Even more interested in him now, and would still be interested in him for the flat. Just hope he comes home from the states though lol

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    Delighted with the run of Eeh Bah Gum the other day, while Bottle liked as if he needed it. Hopefully can nab a price on him when he’s good to go.

    I’m not really betting just now, but I did bet that pair.

    Tricorn was predictably outclassed at York, but I remain hopeful of a few returns from him once sights are lowered. I might even go and see him if he runs at Hamilton, which I fully expect him to do.

    I haven’t got round to watching the runs of Gumball or The Mouse Doctor yet, but hopefully I’ll see something positive.

    Hope you collected from EBG Kev.

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    Very happy with Eeh Bah Gum last week, and he’s surely a winner in waiting.

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    After a few disappointments, a lot better today, with Numerian placing at 50’s in The Britannia. Didn’t get a clear passage, and should have been much closer. Him and Eeh Bah Gum giving the thread a respectable look so far.

    Tricorn back out tomorrow, and after showing a bit more last time, I’m hoping for more progress without getting his head in front, with Hamilton in mind.

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    Very nice run from Beyond The Clouds at Ripon today, and it’ll be interesting to see what mark he gets, as well as his future entries.

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    I’ll keep you company over here VTC. Was going to do a Potato moment on the big race thread but bottled it.

    Lord North – Cambridgeshire

    No idea if he goes here or not but been waiting for this one to turn up for quite a while now. Won a decent maiden last year and was very well backed on the all weather which turned into a two horse race.

    Big one was his next run in the Heron Stakes at Sandown. Went really well for most of the race and was given a considerate ride the last couple of furlongs. I found a link to the replay but it does not really show how considerate it was compared to the head on one, so certainly would of got a bit closer if he tried.

    https://twitter.com/racingtv/status/1131640629669355522?lang=en

    In the interview beforehand the trainer said ” there was not a lot between his pair at home ” which Dettori repeated straight after.

    Was hoping to see him at Royal Ascot for the Brittania but was gelded beforehand. Been hoping to see an entry in this for Newmarket, and off a mark of 98 could give him a great chance if turning up. :unsure:

    Anyway at 25/1 going to give him a good old go.

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    lol Botchy, only Potato can do a Potato post.

    Good to see you here, and though I won’t be betting Lord North, I kind of hope he wins now, as the thread needs a big win.

    Though if he goes the same way as most of these, he’ll at least be an each way return for you. Good luck mate.

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    I see Numerian entered at the Curragh in the Irish Cambridgeshire VTC!

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    #1452283
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    Oh yeah Jack, he looks perfect for it. Checking daily for a market.

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    Paid off waiting out the market, and managed to get 12’s on Numerian, but 9’s still available, and that still looks ok here.

    #1452382
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    I went with 12s too VTC, mainly due to the mental gamble at Galway. His price is crazy.

    I could back about 5 in the race tbh….

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    #1452425
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    Totally nuts that 12’s, wasn’t it. Nice winner in Jassaar, but although no excuses with Numerian, another decent return, and I can’t accuse him of not paying his way.

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    I just assumed that there was something amiss with Chiefofchiefs when he didn’t get a Cambridgeshire entry, but two entries this week.

    Good to see he’s sound, and his entry in the Mile Handicap at Ascot on Friday looks the sensible route, but interesting to see him entered in The Group 3 Superior Mile at Haydock on Saturday.

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