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    thehorsesmouth
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    Thought someone might aswell give this race a mention. It is by no means a classic renewal of this Group 1 but there are a few interesting contenders.

    Many of the runners have dissapointed on a few occasions and are looking for some consolation. Rainbow View should win on form, she has the ground she is supposed to need, but she has come up short so far this year.

    The same applies to Mad About You, who has been bitterly dissapointing in my opinion. Heaven Sent is usually there-abouts in these races, but rarely wins them.

    My idea of the best filly in the race is Again. However, I thought after her Irish 1000 guineas win that she was crying out for further, and she just wasn’t fast enough at Ascot, where she was behind some of tomorrows runners, Rainbow View and Heart Shaped. I don’t think that was her true running though.

    If Heart Shape could rediscover that form she would have each-way claims.

    All the runners have something to prove, but I’d say the winner will come from the three market principles. It’s hard to say which one though :?

    #247179
    thehorsesmouth
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    Serious interest in this all-age group 1 for fillies :lol:

    #247190
    Gerald
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    Rainbow View has got the indignity of wearing cheekpieces.

    Have there been many G1 winners in that attire?

    #247201
    Zarkava
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    No clue, but for me she’s the winner. Again needed one of the rides of the season in the Irish 1000 and that was on bottomless. She definitely needs a trip and on drying ground I just can’t see her being a proper threat. Rainbow View’s now a properly developed filly and I’d be surprised if she doesn’t win.

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    darren83
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    Again is my tip.

    #247215
    Ian
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    I’ve given up on Rainbow View I think she’ll get beat again she’s not a group one filly. Group three class.

    #247229
    Grimes
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    Heaven Sent is tough, and full-brother I believe to a Group I winner in the US. I think he has a fair shot.

    #247251
    Stacelita
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    This could well be the race for Heaven sent to finally gain a deserved group1 success. She did beat RV at HQ when RV got first run on her on good ground but disappointed next time with soft ground and trip probable excuses in the Nassau.
    With the ground drying out which wouldn’t help RV as she prefers cut Heaven Sent can strike.

    #247305
    tenbob
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    my points system

    141 rainbow view
    139 again
    137 heaven sent
    136 heart shaped
    131 san sicharia
    128 totally devoted
    121 monivea

    will back rainbow view
    with small saver heaven sent

    #247309
    Goldikova
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    I had a small stake on Heaven Sent aswell for a bit of interest. Like the sprint today, if it’s in with a shout within the last furlong that’s alright. Let’s hope the ground stays alright.

    #247315
    Himself
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    Possibly the last feasible chance for Rainbow View to salvage something of her one time glowing reputation. She will not have a better chance of winning her first three year old race. Whether she will or not is a very different matter.

    Gambling Only Pays When You're Winning

    #247319
    Anonymous
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    Oh I think she’ll manage to win ok "H"…. it’s an awful looking race full of disappointing horses. Bit of a steering job IMO :wink:

    #247321
    shabby
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    For me, the positive outook for Rainbow View is that her late foaling date counted againt her in the early season classics and that she would now come into her own.
    However if this were the case John Gosden would have to be happy with her wellbeing and attitude, the application of cheek pieces would seem evidence that this is not the case.
    I have laid her a couple of times this year and will do so again today at a practical price.

    #247323
    Anonymous
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    Outseide of her being a late foal I couldn’t disagree more. Rainbow View

    is what she is

    and came into herself, as you put it months ago.

    I for one never bought into the 2yo to 3yo superstar hype and said so on here but she has still run some good races against the best in offer….This lot fall short of that by some way IMO

    #247327
    shabby
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    You are right Fist, she is what she is …a filly who finds it hard to win G1’s at three…she has ran some good races

    in defeat

    , ..I personally question her wellbeing and attitude…and I feel the cheek pieces support this view. She is often supported sufficiently to make a lay practical and that is what I have done today. Good luck.

    #247337
    Bosranic
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    Looks a two-horse race between the leading market principals – Rainbow View and Again.

    This is a very average renewal of the race and it would not take a superstar to win it.

    Both fillies have their ideal conditions and that is sure to make a difference when the two other contenders – Heaven Sent and Heart Shaped – both need fast ground to be seen at thier best.

    Heaven Sent is not getting any younger and she probably needs her preferred conditions more than ever at this level.

    Rainbow View will not find a better opportunity to land her first Group One as a 3YO, but gives the impression that she may find one too good at this level and Again, winner of the Irish 1000 Guineas, is good enough to win this.

    Her form is nothing to shout about and she is no superstar, but with Rainbow View looking vulnerable and conditions sure to suit, Again is my selection.

    #247338
    Zarkava
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    So I suppose now that means Rainbow View has trained on? Stunning turn of foot and she goes to Santa Anita with a huge shout in the Filly & Mare.

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