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  • #1496153
    Venture to Cognac
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    Good to see a market up……

    https://www.oddschecker.com/horse-racing/ante-post-racing/national-hunt/ladbrokes-trophy/winner

    Topofthegame looks the right favourite, but I suppose he’s short enough considering his layoff.

    At 25’s, and 33’s, it’s his stablemates Master Tommytucker and Real Steel who appeal more at this stage, though they’re on my shortlist for everything.

    I think The Conditional is still a bit underrated, and the 20’s looks ok right now.

    Finally two novices from last year, who both had their seasons ended by injury….

    Dashel Drasher 33’s
    Sam Spinner 25’s

    Both of these have potential if none the worse, and I particularly like Dashel.

    I’d consider all those mentioned, but I’ll have a shortlist of two right now, but certainly no bet yet……

    Master Tommytucker 25’s
    Dashel Drasher 33’s

    #1496216
    MarkTT
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    Good to see the market up

    Great to see this thread. Love the jumps.

    #1496252
    Venture to Cognac
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    Yeah, good to see it priced up Mark, some decent prices on offer too.

    #1496349
    Lemons68
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    I’ve already mentioned Reserve Tank and Slate House on The Gold Cup thread. They both had very disappointing ends to their season, but they might have better handicap marks as a result. I think come the day, they might be contenders.

    Reserve Tank isn’t even quoted, but I like the 33-1 for Slate House.

    Also at 33-1, is Pym. He is another who’s season ended tamely, but I know that Nicky Henderson really likes this race, so I wonder if he might just be a contender here.

    Last years winner De Rasher Counter at 33-1 is my main fancy just now. He’s down a couple of pounds already after his run in The Midlands National, which looked like being the wrong race for him anyway. I’ve decided to bet him today, as I think 33-1 is an excellent ew price.

    #1496361
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    Good luck with De Rasher Counter mate, that actually looks a no bad bet.

    #1496469
    MarkTT
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    I’ll be looking for some positive comments from the stable about Kapcorse but I wonder if Nicholls might step the other young French horse Saint Sonnet up in trip? Ran in the Golden Miller but might be a stayer

    #1496487
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    Kapcorse an interesting one alright Mark, I’d love to see him back.

    #1496498
    All Jeff
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    Lemons, I am completely in agreement.

    I really do try to be strict with ap bets, but that 33-1 for De Rasher Counter is crying out to be taken.

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    My early pick for this is Copperhead 16-1 ew 5 places. As it stands, would be on 11 stone 1 compared to likely top weight Topofthegame’s 11 stone 12. Champ would be on 11 9 if he goes. I’ll forgive him Cheltenham as nearly all of the trainers’ horses bombed there. He was very good on flatter tracks last season and I would imagine this will be the early season target.

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    I did look at Dashel Drasher but he looks more like a 2 and a half mile horse to me.

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    greenasgrass
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    I wonder if Nicholls might step the other young French horse Saint Sonnet up in trip? Ran in the Golden Miller but might be a stayer

    Did he have an entry in the Grand National that wasn’t?

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    My big fancy for this two years back was Terrefort, but the wheels came off a bit.

    He’s lost an eye through illness, but Henderson has him back, and I could see him popping up in a few firms lists soon. Be interested in him if back to something like his best.

    #1506735
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    I cant get the link up but here’s an update on Champ –

    Nicky Henderson has identified the Savills Chase at Leopardstown as a likely Christmas target for Champ.

    Last seen lunging late to claim a third win from four starts over fences in a thrilling renewal of the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March, the JP McManus-owned eight-year-old is this season on the Gold Cup trail.

    Champ could kick off his campaign at Aintree before a potential Irish trip.

    “Champ is not quite as far forward as some,” said Henderson.

    “We have just looked at his wind, but that is all sorted now – however, he is a little bit behind the others in the A-squad.

    “I don’t think he will go to Sandown for the intermediate chase, and we aren’t that keen on the idea of the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury – and I don’t think Kempton is really his track either.

    “The Many Clouds Chase at Aintree is a possibility, and there is a serious chance he could go to Ireland for the Savills Chase at Christmas – that is something we have mulled over.”

    #1506736
    Clints
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    VTC I love Terrefort and they must still deem him good enough with one eye to stay in training.

    #1506740
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    Copperhead entered for a pertempts qualifier at Cheltenham this week

    Wonder if that is a genuine target or they want to get a run into him for this without risking his handicap mark going up

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