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    Nathan HughesNathan Hughes
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    Has anyone heard anything regard Black Hercules.?
    Is he still owed by Wylie and trained by Mullins etc, not ran since Jan 2017
    I see on oddschecker he is quoted for this race

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    Not heard anything Nath, but I had clocked those quotes myself.

    The last two seasons there were definitely quotes that he was “back in”, but those came to nothing.

    Always a ropey race to get involved in before the entries, as the market is usually full of horses who still have to qualify, or aren’t eligible (though I’m a wee bit ignorant of the full qualifying conditions)

    Ps I’m still in shock at you starting a thread for The Foxhunter lol

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    Nathan HughesNathan Hughes
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    Haha yeah, I was going to put a Black Hercules thread up on the main board but thought I’d kill two birds with one stone. At this stage with no sound bites Id want over 100/1 but just interested to see what might happen.
    Black Hercules a big favourite of mine from when beating Lami Serge and Bristol De Mai all those years ago and both myself and brother had a fair lump on him and both shouting at Ruby on the TV to get him home.

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    Nath, Black Hercules out at Down Royal on Boxing Day, in The Bluegrass Hunters.

    Cracking line up apart from Hercules, and as good a line up as you could hope for.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing Edwulf, who looks to retain plenty of ability, and he’d be my #1 right now for this.

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    Nathan HughesNathan Hughes
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    Thanks Vtc
    I was just looking at it myself
    I see Black Hercules ran 32 days ago in an Irish PTP so at least he has had a run since that long break

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    Wee bit disappointed with Hercules today Nathan, but plenty of time for him to bounce back.

    I was a lot happier with Edwulf though. A lot to work on, and I’m happy to see his price holding, but not willing to bet him just yet.

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    NenniNenni
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    Does Edwulf qualify for Cheltenham?

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    Not yet Nenni. Think he has to win another Point, or finish second in a Hunter, but I do get mixed up with this race.

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    MarkTTMarkTT
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    To be eligible a horse must have finished first or second twice in hunter chases, or have won two open point-to-point races, or have won one open point-to-point race and finished first or second in a hunter chase.

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    NenniNenni
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    Struggling to find the conditions but I am sure I read somewhere that it was his third place in last year’s Red Mills that disqualified him.

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    MarkTTMarkTT
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    Caryto Des Brosses and Wishing And Hoping my early picks.
    Former finished second to last years winner and the latter is a relentless galloper who’s been spanking his rivals into submission on the PTP circuit

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    Nenni, I was thinking of what he had to do to get in, rather than what was stopping him.

    I thought it was first two in a Graded Chase, but I think you’re right about first three.

    I’ll just put him back on my Cross Country list now.

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    Caid Du Berlais won a Grade 3 prior to his renewal but qualified via points.

    You can’t run in a hunter chase to qualify if you’ve been placed in a Grade 1 or 2

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    Middle_Of_MarchMiddle_Of_March
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    Hazel Hill at 8s is very decent imo.

    He has an excellent point record, won from the front last year in a race notoriously fast paced and suited to the late closers, came back to win at the track in April and clearly has one target.

    8/1 – a good price if you ask me.

    Hazel Hill @ 8/1

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    I had a nibble at the 16-1 about Don Poli , not a race I’ll get to involved in

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