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Follow Your Heart – Very Puzzling Tactics

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  • #6089
    stilvi
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    Appeared to improve for forcing the pace last time – shouldn’t we have expected the same again?

    #132480
    graysonscolumn
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    He did do better front-running last time, but that was over 2m5f as opposed to today’s extended 3m.

    I took today’s tactics to be either a tacit admission that connections are still worried he’d not stay that far from the very front, or else a conscious decision to avoid getting involved in a destructive early battle with confirmed trailblazer Ashgreen (notwithstanding that one was ultimately headed as early as the fourth fence in practice).

    I’d certainly prefer a return to the trip and tactics of his last run when we see him next.

    gc

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    #132494
    stilvi
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    Maybe I should have said ‘puzzling choice of race’?

    It was actually a step up in trip but still short of three miles. The horse has proved to be a huge disappointment when held up so given the improvement last time it still seems either strange/poor planning not to find a contest where he could employ similar tactics. Any confidence derived from the win has probably gone west.

    #132506
    graysonscolumn
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    Ah right, I’m with you. And yes, it was an extended 2m7f, not extended 3m. Schoolboy error from Mr Column.

    gc

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    #132508
    seabird
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    Ah! schoolboy errors where would we all be without them?! :oops: :wink:

    Colin

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