February 25, 2020 at 00:06 #1483810
Thought there would be a bigger market formed here, but just a few listed so far…..
I’ve had my eye on Master Tommytucker for a year and a half now, and thought he would end this season with a higher profile.
I wasn’t wrong about that, but sadly, he’s became well known for all the wrong reasons. He just can’t stay on his feet. I’m convinced there’s a very good horse in there, so I think he’s interesting at 50’s. Not interesting enough to bet him this far out though.
The more sensible option might be the unlisted Copperhead. He’s surely a Gold Cup horse, and I was very impressed with him at Ascot. He’ll surely be introduced to the market soon, and he’d be my main hope right now.February 25, 2020 at 09:21 #1483820jackh1092Participant
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Having won over 3m2, 3m1 and 3m wouldn’t Kempton be a minor concern? Rated 155 it probably depends if he does anything more this season, but i’d imagine if he’s off this mark they’ll go welsh nash!
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!February 25, 2020 at 10:44 #1483829Lemons68Participant
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I would already have one interest only at this stage, and that would be Clan Des ObeauxFebruary 26, 2020 at 15:42 #1483924Silver SpoonParticipant
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Win or lose at Cheltenham, I think that this is CDO’s race, and though I think it would be just a little unwise to bet this far out, if I had to, I would be with him 100%February 27, 2020 at 00:47 #1483973
Yeah Jack, options certainly open for him, and knowing the yard, Welsh National a real possibility, but I’ll no be diving in too early anyway.March 17, 2020 at 23:58 #1486430
Copperhead very definitely didn’t advertise his claims at Cheltenham, and that shout for Chepstow might not be too far away.
Same price 33’s is Real Steel. Yeah, not too many Irish challengers come over, and The Savills Chase is a big draw too, but owners have a history with this race, and they have a horse who would be ideal for going right handed round a flat track.
I thought he ran a screamer in The Gold Cup, and if Racing ever gets back to some kind of normality, then I might be tempted with that 33’s.March 18, 2020 at 00:20 #1486432greenasgrassParticipant
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Yep…would not be surprised if this was his main target. Warm up at Down Royal, where he has won before (or the Daily Star Chase, if they wanted to avoid CDO) then here.March 18, 2020 at 15:45 #1486447befairParticipant
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Just hope we get a better field this year; the Saville’s chase has really affected it. The last good race was Cue Card/Vautour/Don CossackMarch 18, 2020 at 16:42 #1486449Cork All StarParticipant
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Unless there is a shift in power, I can see the King George going the way of whatever the Whitbread is called now. That used to be one of the best races of the season. Now it is too close to Punchestown.
Mullins and Elliot look unlikely to send their best horses here. What else is going to run? The track does not suit Santini and I am not sure it well suit Lostintranslation either. I doubt Nicholls will be running Cyrname again. Only Champ emerged as a top British novice chaser.
I can see it being another small field with CDO winning again. At least Nicholls has accepted he is not a Cheltenham horse now!March 18, 2020 at 16:57 #1486453jackh1092Participant
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I’d say Champ would do just fine at Kempton if Nicky allowed him to go right handed. Jumping would need to brush up of course.
Mullins doesn’t start bringing his main horses out until November onwards, and that’s even getting later so it is probably a lot to ask to send one of his “GC contenders” here. I’d say Real Steel connections + willie will have a big red circle around the King George though.
Form generally right handed until the GC ofc, and i think Kempton would suit him nicely (sharper test). Perfect prestigious G1 to target for him.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!March 19, 2020 at 17:06 #1486496DBRDBRParticipant
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I think Vinndication at 33s is interesting. He was favourite for the Ultima of top weight, although he seems better going righthanded, in the end he was just edged out up the hill. He had an entry for the King George last year after winning the Sodexo Gold Cup at Ascot, but he got injured. He is only 7 and doesn’t have too many miles raced in his career so far. His novice form is tied in with Champ, Defi du Seuil and Lostintranslation.March 19, 2020 at 18:07 #1486497He Didnt Like GroundParticipant
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Id be worried about vinndication having the speed for the KG , I get the feeling he,s a Native River type and needs a proper test , I’ve stated prev I’d aim him at the GC , not saying he,d win but I could see him running into a placeMarch 20, 2020 at 05:56 #1486519Mike007Participant
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CDO around the 5-1 mark is an each way bet to nothing. As others have said there won’t be a lot of opposition turning up.March 20, 2020 at 18:07 #1486545befairParticipant
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The KG used to be a great post-Xmas treat to look forward to, but seems to be going the same way as the summer King George! Perhaps they really need to bump up the prize money (compared to the Savilles) to attract more runnersMarch 20, 2020 at 22:31 #1486558
Grass, Jack, Pleased to see I’m not the only one liking him.
Maybe just a tad early, but wouldn’t take much to persuade me.
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