July 22, 2019 at 02:01 #1449082
I tend not to give this as much as an early look, probably down to the fact that I have a brutal record in it…..
Band Of Outlaws, recently bought by JP, looks an obvious favourite, and he looks to have tons in his favour. It’s not often I’d say this for big handicap ante-post, but the 6’s actually looks fair to me. Not that I’ll probably take it, as I’ll go looking for an (ill fated) big price. Gardens of Babylon might just fit that bill at double the price, but anything JP sends here is to be feared, and I also like Hearts Are Trumps
The problem with this race I find, is that unlike The Plate, there seems to be even more unexposed types, and Mullins, who landed this last year, has a number of chances. Seems futile second guessing them at this stage, but I’m particularly interested in Great White Shark and Sayo, but not enough to part with any cash.
I’ve no plans to part with cash on any of them, but if I was to be tempted, it would be for a pair who I like for The Plate, including my #1 for that race, Azzuri. Yes, The Plate looks the obvious target, but there’s just a (very) small question mark over the trip, and if he were to come here, those doubts would evaporate, and he would face this on much lower mark. A mark which he could lead them a merry dance off of. For Connections who like a good punt, will they be tempted at 33’s? I know I would.
The other one is Peregrine Run. In blinding form this summer, including over hurdles, and other one who could exploit a lower hurdles mark. Big at 25’s.
I haven’t bet these yet, as I want to leave this race well alone Antepost, and it’s unlikely surely that both of these would swerve The Plate, but you never know. This is a massive pot, and that can change peoples minds.
Peregrine Run 25’s
No bet, but I’m very very tempted, and I’ll be watching the market.July 22, 2019 at 09:00 #1449085
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Can’t resist a go on Tudor City at a massive 25/1
Had a spin on the flat the other week and got to be being aimed at this you would think.July 23, 2019 at 10:13 #1449157
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He’ll entries in almost everything probably but i think Exchange Rate could have a decent shout in the hurdle. I’d say he’ll be primed for it if taking his chance given the owners, has some very decent flat form recently and has course form, albeit a fall as well. I’d forgive him the 3rd as the ground may have not helped over the trip.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!July 23, 2019 at 14:34 #1449169
Exchange Rate is my main early pick too, due to course form and scope for improvement. Of the other Mullins ones high in the betting:I don’t think Quick Grabim is another Sharjah. Buildmeupbuttercup is the price she is because of her run at Ascot; prior to this, over hurdles she has been nothing to write home about. Riven Light doesn’t stay.
A bit further down the betting :
Shanning has course form and a nice recent warmup. Stratum….maybe…but has been a well backed loser on a few occasions. Great White
Shark is too big and green and needs further.
Sayo‘s 3rd in the Triumph is decent form but other than that, an unknown quantity. I don’t know anything about Mister Miyagi; a bit unusual for a horse that age to join the yard…I suppose a good sign if they thought him worth taking.
Horses trained by other people:
I’m probably just sulking cos I didn’t get on the Band of Outlaws party bus for Cheltenham but I don’t think he’s quite as fab as all that. Am prepared to cook the humble pie myself if necessary post race. Gardens of Babylon would interest me more.
I need to stop backing Tombstone at some point but if the ground has some ease on it might put a few bob EW on him. Star Maker, also for Elliot, is interesting if inconsistent.
Need to look at more form etc for the rest.July 24, 2019 at 01:28 #1449197
Agreed Grass, Mister Miyagi a very interesting recruit to the yard, and seen a wee bit of blue for him today.July 27, 2019 at 10:41 #1449421
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I think that Tudor City at 25-1 is the standout price of these at the moment. I have taken some of that, as I can only see him shortening.
This is definitely a race where I will bet another.July 28, 2019 at 18:00 #1449636
Exchange Rate 16s my first bet on, will add another on the dayJuly 29, 2019 at 17:15 #1449731
I’m definitely waiting for Final Decs now, just can’t get a handle on this.
At a push, Hearts Are Trumps might be the bet, and I’ll almost certainly cover The King Of Brega, but I’m 100% leaving it alone till after Final Decs.July 30, 2019 at 12:47 #1449839
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Exchange Rate not running + no more Galway entries. Setback perhaps? Or being saved for something. Given owners i’d have thought he’d be going here.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!July 30, 2019 at 14:09 #1449856
Rats, pop goes my AP money. Hope he is OK…like you say I would have thought things would have been in his favour to run.July 30, 2019 at 20:42 #1449947
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four on my shortlist are band of outlaws, tudor city, davids charm and ming dynastyAugust 1, 2019 at 14:47 #1450196
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I can’t remember a race that had me changing my mind so often. It really is a very good renewal.
I’ve came down on two. Riven Light to win 10-1, and at 40-1, ew 6 places, Tombstone.August 1, 2019 at 14:53 #1450198
Good to see you back here mate.
I did have a look at Tombstone myself, but with King of Brega a Non Runner, I’ll just stick with Hearts are Trumps.
After my blank in The Plate, one is more than enough.August 1, 2019 at 15:03 #1450200
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Sayo at massive odds.
Also on Chosen Mate and Sole PretenderAugust 1, 2019 at 16:00 #1450209
Good luck Viktors with Sayo, he’s one of those, who if he wins, will have me calling myself a few names.
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