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  • #1478796
    BigG
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    Great stuff Jac, I’ve just clocked that Al Maysan did indeed win the last at Chelmsford at 5/2.
    Delighted for you :yahoo:

    Many thanks Hein, and a very happy New Year to you too :good:

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    Triptych
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    Yay :yahoo: Al Maysan certainly did it the hard way, totally green at the start but the way he finished he’s going to be one decent horse this season and finished off a perfect day.

    One for the notebook along with Al Maysan is Ralph Beckett’s Summit Reach in the Khalid Abdullah colours.. 5 length winner at Chelmsford tonight and a real stunning looking horse.

    Hello Hein :bye: :bye: Happy New Year to you and thanks for your kind comments. :rose: Hope you had a few winners today and keep us posted what your backing and any thoughts on Meydan runners.

    Graham I’m so glad the Thread made you take a closer look at the runners you did incredibly well with those last two winners I couldn’t believe the size of Gladiator King he looked as though he could eat Ibn Malik for breakfast LOL
    We realy should have put all our horses together in forecasts I think we could be half way to the Cayman Islands by now…well you probably are. :whistle:

    Dreadful that Final Song not available in the Godolphin Competition Nathan we could all have been off to a flying start. :unsure:

    Finally thanks to finalfurlong and better luck for next thursdays meeting..
    I missed Final Songs race so will catch up tonight, saw all the others at Chelmsford.

    Think I might be just about evens on the bets today will work that out later.

    Looking forward to next Thursday already and hope we can do it all over again. :good:

    Jac

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    #1478798
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    Thank you Jac, I only stayed at the sideline today and watched the races..
    I remember how you once wrote you wouldn’t take too much care about the riders, but I particularly do, so here are one or two of my thoughts: For me Soumillion showed again impressively what a bad rider he is. He screwed all his rides, and even with Final Song he did everything not to win :wacko: , but the horse was superiour and won the race by itself! Ride of the day came from Patsy imo, he doesn’t get much credit, but how he made MP such a sharp bullet I found appreciable :good:
    I will follow the action next week and am thankful that the Carnival interrupts this long, gloomy period of jump racing :whistle:

    #1478799
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    Have to agree with your thoughts Hein especially CS’s ride of Dubai Legacy. Hoping he won’t be asked back to ride him next time out and I’m drawing a big black line under that run. :yes: :mail:

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    #1478801
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    £28 Staked
    Returns came from…
    Final Song 11/4 …£5.50
    Almaneera 8/1 …..£16.00
    Al Maysan 5/1 …..£10.00
    Returns .. £31.50

    Small profit today of
    £3.50 to carry forward…

    +£3.50

    Note to self… :unsure:
    Cut down on the rev and combi forecasts £10.00 lost on them today.. :mail:

    Changed points staked to £££’s staked

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    #1478972
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    Great to see the results continuing from last carnival.
    Well done ladies and gents :good:

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    nwalton, you will be the one to reveal “decs are up” probably on Monday :-)

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    Look forward to nw’s decs declared message hein :good: and I will post up the link for us all.

    Would like to hear a few thoughts from nw on the runners and if he’s entered a team in the Fantasy League. Also from yourself hein and Graham of course. :mail:

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    #1479069
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    Hi Jack

    Have not entered a team not the greatest around a computer,only just found the message from Big G.
    Decs are up(Emirates racing) Benbatl v Dream Castle could be on the cards.
    Look forward to everyone’s thoughts and thanks Big G for the message,.
    Good luck everyone :good:

    #1479073
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    Thanks nw :good:
    Here is the link..notice Dream Castle has double entries so will wait for the final decs and put some thoughts up here on Wednesday…be lucky. :good: Jac (without a ‘k’ ;-) )

    http://www.emiratesracing.com/node/4?id=2972

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    #1479078
    BigG
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    I’ll post this here and the Godolphin thread in case Tonge pops in here.
    Tonge you need to give me your stable name for the Godolphin Fantasy
    Competition. Those in TRF who submitted their stables prior to raceday
    last week did not have the oppertunity to select some horses. We have
    arranged with them that we will all be getting an extra life, but I
    have to pass them your stable name. Thanks :good:

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    Much harder raceday at Meydan this Thursday with 7 races to mull over.

    High Class Benbatl looks to have the beating of Dream Castle in the 4.15 Group 2 Singspiel Stakes. He had a fantastic 4yo career and always runs well first time out. His last race of the season at Royal Ascot saw him finish 16/16 but he was said to be unsuited by the heavy ground.

    Dream Castle won 3 on the trot at Meydan last year over 1m1f but then went downhill for the rest of the season. surprised they have pitched him against Benbatl in this Group 2 and he will have to improve a lot to beat him…but maybe he has. :whistle:

    Haven’t decided whether to bet or not in this one with Benbatl currently around 8/15 with Paddy Power so will put up some hopefully better priced thoughts tomorrow afternoon..be lucky and look forward to hearing any thoughts on Thursdays card.
    Jac :good:

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    Yes, this is a very tricky and for me not lucrative card :-(
    Benbatl against DC is a typical SBS move :wacko: and imo not playable at all.
    The only one I find interesting is Summerghand in the second, but who knows if and how he will cope with the track :unsure: So I will only watch it again and wish everybody good luck!
    Jac if you find long standing winners again, don’t only put 2 quid on them :-)

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    Hi Hein :bye:
    Great to see you back and thank you for the good advice. I have to admit that I do put more than £2 on my horses when I back them so from now on will put up my honest bet which is around £5/£10 and see how we get on from there. :good: I like Summerghand too hein but feel he will struggle to beat Ekhtiyaar on current form and as you say the track may not suit. He has only just arrived so not much time to settle in.

    I have had a really good look at them and am off the opinion that we are not going to see many big price winners tomorrow and a lot of Godolphin blue filling the winning positions.

    3.05 Longines Hydroconquest H’cap Turf – 6f
    EKHTIYAAR (5) 9/4 – £10 win
    Ran 5th December 2019 at Meydan after 250 days break but 5th to Ibn Malik but felt this must have been a fitness run as it was on the dirt track (which he hates) and usual jockey Jim Crowley not booked so draw a line under that run. :yes:
    Tomorrow we will see a different Ekhtiyaar like the one who was 2nd to Blue Point last year in the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint. :good:

    3.40 2000 Guineas Trial (Dirt) – 1 mile
    FIRST VIEW (3) – 11/4 – £10 Win
    Stands out from the 3 Godolphin runners in this. Unbeaten in 2 starts over 1 mile he is being pitched in here and will need to step up. Doubts if Lost In Time will get the mile.

    4.15 – Singspiel Stakes – Group 2 – 1m1f
    Benbatl 8/15 so will not be backing him even though I think he will win, however
    DREAM CASTLE (4) 3/1 is worth £5 win here because I’m thinking he must have been showing something good at home to be running against Benbatl and anyway he’s by Frankel :heart: . :good:

    4.50 – Longines Classic Conquest H’cap Turf – 1 mile
    ZAKOUSKI (2) 5/6 (no bet in this race)
    Should take this. I saw him run in the Craven Stakes 5th to Skardu last April and hoping he, like Final Song, has blossomed under the care of Charlie Appleby this winter. Not a price that I want to take so sitting this one out. Would like to see the Gredley’s Lyndon B run a good race in this. :good:

    5.25 – Al Maktoum Challenge – Group 2 (Dirt) – 1 mile
    NORTH AMERICA (8) best priced 7/4 – £10 WIN
    He has the outside draw to overcome but I think he has the class and turn of foot to do it :good:
    Muntazah next best is 9/4 but absolutely thrashed by NA last year and I just can’t see him reversing the form.
    Heavy Metal can always spring a surprise in these sort of races and is worth a £2 EW bet. at SP :good:
    £14.00 Staked

    6.00 – Dubai Troiphy Conditions (Turf) – 6 furlongs
    Godolphin have a strong hand here and…
    PLATINUM STAR (12) 7/4 – £10 Win
    was well beaten by Good Vibes at Newmarket last October, but it could have been the end of a long season for him and I’m expecting a good run from him tomorrow over his best distance and an easier race.
    Silent Wave couldn’t live with Daahyeh in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot Gp.3 last June but this is easier and she has the Doyler on board.

    6.35 – Longines Classic Trophy (Turf) – 1 mile
    GOOD FORTUNE (11) 9/4 – £10 Win
    Bay Of Poets 20/1£5 Each Way
    Good Fortune has a bad draw in this and will need to be quickly away although he did win from draw 12 this time last year over 7 furlongs in a big field. William Buick on board with James Doyle on Key Victory who seemed to have lost his way last year.
    BAY OF POETS my 20/1 each way chance has just transferred stables from Charlie Appleby and represents good value having run some good races at Group level. :good:

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts on this Meydan blog.
    Off for a cuppa. Best of luck. Jac :bye:

    Brought forward profit (smaller stakes) plus £3.50
    Stake this Thursday – £69.00
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    #1479247
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    “6.00 – Dubai Troiphy Conditions (Turf) – 6 furlongs
    Godolphin have a strong hand here and…
    CHASING DREAMS (2) 7/4 – £10 Win
    was well beaten by Good Vibes at Newmarket last October, but it could have been the end of a long season for him and I’m expecting a good run from him tomorrow over his best distance and an easier race.
    Silent Wave couldn’t live with Daahyeh in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot Gp.3 last June but this is easier and she has the Doyler on board.”

    I take it you meant platinum star not chasing dreams? Your description would suggest that

    Platinum star is the only one jumping out to me at the moment, he has the form in the book whereas chasing dreams has it all to prove

    The return to 6f will suit just have to decide if the price looks right

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