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    befair
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    I have to congratulate the connections of Follow the Plan. I remember when he won a grade 1 novice at Leopardstown, the general feeling was that it proved the novice chasers weren’t up to much. Then when he won the grade 1 at Punchestown last year, he was reckoned a lucky winner; a few fallers, Kauto not running his race etc.
    I always thought he was being too highly tried, running out of his depth, and less ambitious targets would have been more appropriate. I’m delighted to have been proved wrong; the horse was in form, the ground was right, the others had been to Cheltenham, he received a beautiful patient ride, settled at the back, along the inside.
    I reckon he would have won more easily if not for hitting the front to soon.

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    Professortrubshawe
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    I have to congratulate the connections of Follow the Plan. I remember when he won a grade 1 novice at Leopardstown, the general feeling was that it proved the novice chasers weren’t up to much. Then when he won the grade 1 at Punchestown last year, he was reckoned a lucky winner; a few fallers, Kauto not running his race etc.
    I always thought he was being too highly tried, running out of his depth, and less ambitious targets would have been more appropriate. I’m delighted to have been proved wrong; the horse was in form, the ground was right, the others had been to Cheltenham, he received a beautiful patient ride, settled at the back, along the inside.
    I reckon he would have won more easily if not for hitting the front to soon.

    Did you back him?

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    befair
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    nope

    #400339
    Bachelors Hall
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    Hear hear!

    The horse is tougher than old boots and the win clearly meant an awful lot to the connections. Most enjoyable to watch.

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