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  • #2370
    roblester
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    can’t wait for jump racing to really kick off. there are about 20 horses on my shortlist, it always looks so easy at the start of the season. Then by christmas you are kicking yourself for leaving one out.

    KICKING KING (banker)<br>INGLIS DREVER<br>WELL CHIEF<br>MOSCOW FLYER (still as good as ever)<br>IRIS’S GIFT (can’t leave him out!!)<br>HARDY EUSTACE<br>MANNERS<br>RATHGAR BEAU<br>SOLERINA (runs every other week)<br>RHINESTONE COWBOY (if he’s recovered)

    thats my first one at the mo, might change a couple over the next few weeks

    what do u think?

    #67616
    highflyer1
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    Congratulations if, as I suspect, you are the fortunate man who owns Iris’s Gift. I wouldn’t argue with most of your selections, though I’m not going to include Moscow Flyer this year and Rhinestone Cowboy is too much of a risk. I agree that to do well in this competition you need a pool of 20 or more horses which you then permutate in several lines. For me it would be unthinkable not to include 1 or 2 Nicholls horses, and I think Kauto Star and the Arkle hope Hoo La Baloo will win valuable races this season. I would also include Medison representing the Pipe/Johnson team  and Monet’s Garden, who could run up a sequence in novice chases. Then there’s Rasharrow from the Lungo yard, and El Vaquero for  Howard Johnson.  And I might be tempted to include Zeta’s River (Pipe/Johnson again) who could be capable of winning a Hennessy and/or a Paddy Power off a favourable mark.

    My weakness is that I never include enough Irish horses, so apart from the obvious….. Kicking King, Solerina, Hardy Eustace, etc. does anyone have any suggestions?

    #67617
    wana
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    Well spotted highflyer!!!,I wonder what gave that away<br>roblester…robert lester!!!..genius…

    anyway,yes good points on the 10 to follow,also like Monets Garden,agree about Zeta’s River could be plot job,although it was poor at Aintree,it may have been over the top by then.

    #67620
    roblester
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    unfortunately i’m only his son!(he doesn’t know how to turn a computer on) it gets a bit confusing having the same name! the nichols trained pair are also in my 20, haven’t seen the race with hoo la baloo but heard great reports.

    every year i seem to have all the top horses, just in the wrong lists!

    #67622
    jackane24
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    I’m gonna pick –

    Kicking King<br>Ollie Magern<br>Well Chief<br>No Refuge<br>Back to Front<br>Harchibald<br>King Harald – i dont know if he’s still around. I’ll check later, but I watched the Arkle from this year a couple of days ago, and my god, what a horse

    Ashley Brook

    My full list of 20 i’ll post later, cos I need to go back and watch my cheltenham and aintree races all over again!!!<br>

    #67624
    clivex
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    Not going to give my picks…(dont have 10 frankly), but will avoid Moscow (sadly…think this might be the season age kicks in…but hope not frankly) and Well Chief who as much as i like him, i fear that like many of Mp’s he might just have been flogged a bit last year…and thus…:(

    will avoid jonjos frankly, cos thats what we should all do…

    Might expect more from Back to front this time around and Kauto of course (as well as his new one Hooray whatever its called) will be well worth following from that yard

    #67625
    clivex
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    intrigued by the french monster (cyrfleet looks so dominant when ive seen him) and of course, kicking king is a great champion…

    #67626
    highflyer1
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    yes clivex, Cyrfleet will have a campaign in England aimed at the King George, if it was run at Kempton he’d be a huge contendor….at Sandown I’m not so sure.

    And wana, you shouldnt assume the obvious, cos it’s robert lester JUNIOR

    #67627
    aston
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    Highflyer. 2 from the Tom Taffe stable to keep on side this season:<br>Tumbling Dice, who won his first start over fences very impressively on Sunday. Fantastic jumper for a smallish horse, and,<br>Merdeka, who was also very impressive in winning a bumper at Leopardstown on new years day. He was then put away. This horse is entered in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown on thursday, so it will be interesting to see if it runs.

    #67628
    highflyer1
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    Thanks aston and grasshopper…..I’ll watch the 2 TT horses with interest and of course it’s Cyrlight.

    #67629
    conall
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    Would like to do well in this for once

    Solerina <br>Kicking King<br>Ashley Brook <br>Bob bob Bobbin<br>Inglis Drever<br>Brave Inca<br>Rathgar Beau<br>Accordion Etoile<br>Ollie Magern <br>Silver Birch

    #67630
    Anonymous
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    Much depends on which horses are on the published list in the Post. Some of the "darker" ones mentioned may not even make the five hundred.

    #67631
    SAFC
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    I’ve usually done OK in this without getting really near the top bunch, this year I’d look at –

    WATSON LAKE (could be special after breathing op).

    INGLIS DREVER (only Rhinestone can get near him in the World Hurdle but that’s a big if).

    RATHGAR BEAU (was looking the likely winner before a poor jump at the last in the Daily Telegraph last March).

    HARDY EUSTACE (still tough to get past).

    KAUTO STAR (Nicholls No1 for the Champion Chase).

    NO HALF SESSION (saw this one win at Punch Fest last April and I think he could get it all going in the Hennessey).

    KICKING KING (simply can’t be dissmissed).

    <br>HARCHIBALD (will clean up with the likes of the Fighting Fifth, Christmas Hurdle and who knows at Cheltz).

    MR NOSIE (could be the novice hurdler to follow, was very impressive last Sunday at Cork and trainer rate shim highly).

    ASHLEY BROOK (like him a lot and will improve again this season, could surprise a few in the King George ?). <br>

    #67632
    arkle66
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    Kicking King – he might mature this year!

    United – looked impressive(dark horse for champion)

    Mephisto – top novice form

    Moscow Flyer – think they will run him less this year but could still win the two that count

    Racing Demon – looked good enough to fill some empty shoes

    Neptune Collonges – interesting in novice hurdles

    Comply or Die – Henessey/National horse

    Distant Thunder – Allways have Renoldstwn winner in!

    Don’t be shy – Pipe winner of the Arkle?

    Missed That – another Mullins hotpot

    I now I’m short on hurdlers but they should only get half points any way.

    Seperate question, enrolled on this racing manager competition through the order of merit website yet to hear anything? has anyone else?

    #67633
    IRSHEYEZ
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    <br>KAUTO STAR

    ASHLEY BROOK

    HARCHIBALD

    FUNDAMENTALIST

    RACING DEMON

    SECRET PLOY

    BEWLEYS BERRY

    THE MICK WESTON

    JUSTIFIED

    WATSON LAKE

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