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    betlarge
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    They’ve trotted out this line a couple of times on RUK today and I would like to contradict them for the following reasons:

    1) It isn’t.
    2) Since Whitbread stopped their iconic sponsorship in 2001, the standard of runners in this race has declined by an average of 8lbs.*

    Mike

    *Please do not try to contradict this statement via the introduction of facts. It is always 1985 in my household.

    #402314
    Eclipse First
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    Grating would be more apposite.

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    Gingertipster
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    I think the "Whitbread" was on the decline before the original sponsers gave it up Mike.

    "It’s a three way photo in the Whitbread"!

    Special Cargo, what a race!

    Tomorrow’s race may not have the quality of the 1980’s (quality has gone elsewhere) but compared to recent renewals it looks very competitive. Does that qualify for a different type of "greatness"?

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    Steeplechasing
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    Handsome is as handsome does . . .

    Le Beau Bai and Dover’s Hill

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

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    Handsome is as handsome does . . .

    Le Beau Bai and Dover’s Hill

    Fair enough. It’d be worse if some ageing dodgepot was top-weighted I suppose…

    Mike

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    cormack15
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    It’s probably suffered this year as we’ve had the Grand National and Scottish National on last two weekends.

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    Like the Hennessey, the Leopardstown Chase and the Irish Grand National, it has suffered due to the proliferation of grade 1 weight for age races; younger folk might not know that these are a relatively recent development. Until the nineties the only two WFA GRADE 1 races were the King George and the Cheltenham Gold Cup(for 3 mile chasers.)

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    Fair enough. It’d be worse if some ageing dodgepot was top-weighted I suppose…

    Mike

    OP is a pillock – looked like a going day from the start!!

    11-12 too, top effort.

    Mike

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