October 5, 2020 at 09:34 #1505024
Put The Kettle On 8-1October 5, 2020 at 10:29 #1505029
Minor concern she might head to the QMCC being a grade 1 winner already? They stuck her in the Arkle instead of a handicap so they aren’t frightened to go for it!?
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!October 5, 2020 at 10:50 #1505031
I’ve got the option to cash out. De Bromhead doesn’t mind downgrading a bit to win at the festival e.g. Honeysuckle. And a possibility of having favourites for a ‘Mares Race Double’ in the lead up, I think the trainer would seriously consider it.October 5, 2020 at 11:00 #1505033
Fair point, but the decision on Honeysuckle seemed to be decided by the owner not HDB.
PS, all of this might not matter in the end, as she could struggle early on in open company and have here as a backup.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!October 5, 2020 at 11:16 #1505034
The trainers and owners usually discuss these things, I am aware.
Yes that is what I am thinking. Plus, if the ground is decent at Cheltenham, 2 mile pace in the QMCC unlikely to suit, and more than likely come here anyway.October 5, 2020 at 11:25 #1505037
PS, you can get 10s with 365 if you have access?
The point with the owners was that Alexander went for the easier + more suitable (race distance) for Honeysuckle, whereas with PTKO they decided to shoot for the stars and it worked.
Yeah if the ground is decent it could pay to go up in trip i agree. In all likelihood it’ll be g/s or worse though on Day 1.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!October 5, 2020 at 11:39 #1505040
Bet365 restricted me.October 8, 2020 at 22:15 #1505378
“Going chasing with Benie Des Dieux is always a consideration. Every year, at this stage of the year, fences are an option for her. It’s not that we said we’re not going over fences – it’s just that we went down the hurdle route as the seasons progressed for different reasons. I’ll run her in whichever race I’d be hoping that she might go closest in.”
Given how mullins normally operates you could almost read between the lines that benie is going to come here and avoid honeysuckle
Hes not bothered by the prestige or prize money he just wants Cheltenham festival wins
With betfred the double is 66/1 gotta be worth a few pennies just in case
Worse ways to chuck a fiver awayOctober 8, 2020 at 22:42 #1505380
Benie will be 10 next year. It will be harder against younger legs wherever they go.October 8, 2020 at 22:59 #1505382
True but she is lightly raced so is a young 10 and has a significant class edge over almost all the other mares in trainingOctober 8, 2020 at 23:21 #1505385
Over hurdles maybe. Over fences gotta prove it in her now more senior years. With normal improvement I’d have PTKO in this. And a different Mullins horse is favourite for this too. So all up in the air.October 29, 2020 at 14:01 #1507671charlie87Participant
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Concertista @ 33/1October 29, 2020 at 20:56 #1507715greenasgrassParticipant
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I really liked the look of Elimay last year. She’s short enough this far out but I’d rather her than Salsaretta. I think Honeysuckle will go mare’s hurdle again and PTKO to the CC. I haven’t backed Elimay alone yet but put her in a few peanut accas. Think she might be my good thing of the festival.November 7, 2020 at 21:10 #1510011
“She had a little setback so won’t be appearing until the second half of the season. She’s a fantastic jumper over fences and I’d imagine we’ll be going over fences. We’ll look at the mares’ chase at Cheltenham, or there is the mares’ hurdle too.”
Mullins on benie in the sporting life stable tour
Suddenly my 66/1 honeysuckle mares hurdle BDD mares chase double has become interesting
Reading between he’s saying they will run in the mares hurdle if honeysuckle runs in the champion. If honeysuckle runs in the mares hurdle they will take the easy option and go to the mares chase.
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