December 26, 2018 at 14:14 #1390274Nathan HughesParticipant
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Fantastic Joe, you certainly have a great eye
Santini didn’t travel as well as the last time probably due to the better company but stayed on well enough in the end to suggest he isn’t far behindMember since March 2008December 26, 2018 at 14:22 #1390276KingSprinterSacreParticipant
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Well done JoeDecember 26, 2018 at 14:25 #1390277Venture to CognacModerator
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Great call JoeDecember 26, 2018 at 14:28 #1390278raymo61Participant
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WELL DONE JOE
She was sooo brave and a jockey to suit too!!December 26, 2018 at 14:28 #1390279PantsParticipant
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Didn’t have a bet in the race but was cheering the mare home for you Joe.
Congratulations.December 26, 2018 at 15:01 #1390283SteeplechasingParticipant
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Many thanks, all. I get plenty wrong, as you know, so it’s nice to spot a future champ.
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Well done joe she was smart, she wont goto the rsa you would think, jlt looks a nice target for her at this point with only really vinndication in the front 10 who looks likely to show up so far and he has to come to her level as of now.
But the irish hand has yet to be played and as much as i like her (backed her lto and plenty times before) i dont think she will win at cheltenham, in either race! But im no expert so good luck!! Cant ask for anymore than what shes done so farDecember 30, 2018 at 18:23 #1390844MarkTTParticipant
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I think many on here like her but for Joe to be that confident for a race which appeared to be fiendishly tricky in terms of selecting the winner..really well done, Joe.
Having watched the race a few times since, I’m convinced she should be aimed at the JLT or Aintree. She’ll be outstayed in the RSA, if she finally runs to form at the course, and I’d back both second and third to reverse the form at Cheltenham
The World’s End – Sheehan has a mediocre record at Kempton and just didn’t get his mount into any rhythm. Still a player back at Cheltenham, i.m.o
Bags Groove – seemed not to enjoy being taken on for the lead and then Fehily attempting a more patient approach. Masses of stamina in the pedigree and might be one for the 4 miler. Dead ground may also have been against him.
The staying division is as competitive as I can remember it for a long time.December 30, 2018 at 20:38 #1390866LD73Participant
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Agree that La Bague Au Roi is not likely to be suited to a stiffer test that is the RSA (her Cheltenham record is also pretty bad in two runs beaten a total of 29L), she has also won mostly on flater tracks. Very ambitious thought but I just wonder whether next years KG would come into calculations, she would get a 7lb sex allowance and seems to like the course (now a two time winner)
Topofthegame will need to settle a little better in the early stages and I think if he had the ride again Cobden would likely hold onto him a little longer rather than eyeballing the leader from the turn but for me the RSA looks tailor made for Santini as he was only just getting into gear after the last and would probably had caught the first two in another 150yds or so.
Overall though you have to admire the winner who is now 13 from 18 runs, wonder if they have any plans to use her as a broodmare?December 30, 2018 at 22:20 #1390871SteeplechasingParticipant
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Many thanks, Mark Much appreciated.
I look forward to seeing the aggregate CV of that field come 2020. Most impressed by Topofthegame.
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