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    hein bollowhein bollow
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    Hi folks,
    for me this is the far more interesting KGS :whistle: , and the big question is:
    Will Battaash really turn out as good as the hidden sources say, and imho I would answer this with yes.
    From my pov he needn’t fear the opposition, the only question left is the precipitation, but from what I could check online at least it is predicted to be quite sensible.
    So I see him winning decisively, what do you think?

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    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    Eh?
    That’s a quick reverse HB.
    Looks as though Steve has gone from this place, so it might be safer now.
    You might like to delete the swearing otherwise you may be banned yourself.

    Now, do you want an answer or not? :unsure:

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    #1311893
    hein bollowhein bollow
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    Thank you very much, Ginge!
    Of course I would appreciate your answer and I would like to have many more contributions to this thread, particularly from the two Frakel addicts and also from Harry Angel’s biggest fan, but if it’s possible, time will tell..
    I will take your point to stop the swearing ( I was just so frustrated that Steve posted so many lame ducks here, and it was life’s irony that f.. Senga ;-) won next time, but by now I’ve learned to only trust my own guts!) and I wish you all a good night!
    So I really hope for a lively discussion here, and I can already confess that Battaash is my biggest bet of the season, and I hope and pray he will land the blow :good: .

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    darren83
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    Think he win as well HB

    #1311931
    botchy1botchy1
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    Me too. Hope he wins the Nunthorpe also :good:

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    Nathan HughesNathan Hughes
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    Hein me old Jurgen Klinsmann welcome back.

    To be fair I can see why Steve had a go at you if you are backing his picks with big money, you can only blame yourself when it goes wrong, good to see you are backing your own judgement now, much more satisfying when it comes up trumps. Forget Senga now that is in the past we all make fools of ourselves (I’ll have to make a video of the Senga saga one day).
    I backed Tigre Du Terre for the guineas after his debut and he got smashed yesterday… :cry:

    I’m on Battaash in the Ante Post comp for this and the Nunthorpe at bigger prices and have backed him for this at slightly less. He is very fast and exciting to watch, he’s got some big race wins in him and the trainer has shown with Muhaarar that he can handle a good one.

    Best of luck Hein, lets hope he can be just as good.

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    #1311951
    hein bollowhein bollow
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    Thank you guys, and especially Nathan for your brilliant and helpful post.
    You are absolutely right, Nathan, I’ll forget these old stories, and for all of you who weren’t involved my post must have been a real highlight :-) .
    I am really confident for Battaash, as I saw his Sandown runs, and allthough Charlie Hills stated he has still some quirkyness left he looked very professional, and I find his acceleration very impressive.
    I’m also glad that Jim Crowley is booked, though Dane O’Neil did nothing wrong.
    That Goodwood 5f are so fast will be also good for Battaash, Jim must just pay attention to ensure a good start,
    then I don’t see any real opposition:
    Take Cover is the course specialist, but he is too old, Profitable is mainly backed due to his connections and I even don’t think Marsha is capable of stopping Battaash, though I still like her.
    So the highest risk left could be the ground, but I hope it will be at least reasonable, and so far the forecasts say so.
    So I really hope Battaash can show his brilliance and give me a brighter day.
    Thank you all for your encouragement and of course I would appreciate some more posts, so please go ahead, if you like :good: .

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    Middle_Of_MarchMiddle_Of_March
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    Me too. Hope he wins the Nunthorpe also :good:

    Come on Botchy. I think we all know my super filly from the states wins the nunthorpe by 5 lengths don’t we?

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    TriptychTriptych
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    Hello again Hein :bye:
    Wishing you luck with Battaash and what you said about the ground could be crucial next Friday, but a good horse should be able to handle all types of ground and he is certainly that.
    Would also have a little saver on Muthmir as then you have one for each type of going, Sheik Hamdam is certainly flying at the moment so it’s going to be an exciting race.

    I know Joni, one of our resident Frankel addicts, probably won’t be commenting on here as he is off on holiday for a month sunning himself in Bali and I’m also away from Wednesday next week somewhere not quite as exotic but also beginning with ‘B’ – Belfast on the Game Of Thrones Tour around Northern Ireland. I’ll be keeping tabs on the action though and wish you all the best with your choice along with Nathan and anyone else betting in the race…Jac :rose:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1311977
    viktors89viktors89
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    Welcome Back Hein!

    I’m not gonna pick until raceday due to the weather, but at the moment I think I would side with Marsha, looks huge at 6s

    #1311994
    hein bollowhein bollow
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    Thank you Victor, but I really don’t hope Marsha will spoil the party..

    Thank you very much Jac, you are a very good person, and your style of writing is certainly joyful to read for me!
    Enjoy your journey, this tour sounds very interesting to me, as I have never been in this region so far..
    Thanks for the info about Joni, he will certainly have a fabulous time there, and then he can return to betting and writing action with fresh energy.
    I can only see the online forecast (what does the TV say?), and most of them only predict heavier showers for Wednesday, and I deeply hope it will have dried by Friday.

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    TriptychTriptych
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    You’re right Hein Wednesday seems to be the wettest day of the week at Goodwood Racecourse as predicted by the Met Office, so fingers crossed it will dry out by Friday for Battaash.

    I’m hoping Henry Candy is going to let Limato take his chances in the Lennox tomorrow but if not it will have to be Home Of The Brave for me who goes well on softer ground and was very impressive at Newmarket in the Criterion Stakes.

    Some great racing ahead, look forward to catching up when I get back…Jac :rose:

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    #1312076
    hein bollowhein bollow
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    Yes Jac, Met Office is where I have my infos from too, thanks for your wishes, I definetely share them!
    Then you are well equipped for every ground:-), best of luck with your bets and have a good time in Belfast!

    #1312289
    hein bollowhein bollow
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    The forecasts for tomorrow are getting worse and worse, that doesn’t look good at all for Friday’s ground :-( .

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    LostSoldier3
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    Where’s Cotai Glory when you need him?

    Goodwood, quagmire, ideal trip – tick, tick, tick…not entered.

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