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    Gerald
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    Okay people, time for you to come to the aid of your mate Gerald. Is it reasonable to have a biggish bet on Naaqoos, at 4/1?

    Going is Good to Soft, apparently.

    1 10 364 Mariol 28 6 9-2 Robert Collet C-P Lemaire — — 126
    b g Munir (GB) — La Bastoche (IRE) (Kaldoun)

    2 5 142 Asset 50 b 6 9-2 Saeed Bin Suroor L Dettori — — 131
    b g Marju (IRE) — Snow Peak (GB) (Arazi (USA))

    3 11 313 Dunkerque 48 p 4 9-2 Mme C Head-Maarek D Boeuf — — 116
    b c Highest Honor — Dissertation (Sillery (USA))

    4 7 205 King´s Apostle 30 5 9-2 W J Haggas Ryan Moore — — 131
    b h King´s Best (USA) — Politesse (USA) (Barathea (IRE))

    5 12 161 Tiza 28 7 9-2 A De Royer-Dupre G Mosse — — 127
    b g Goldkeeper (USA) — Mamushka (SAF) (Elliodor)

    6 6 -46 African Rose 30 4 8-13 Mme C Head-Maarek S Pasquier — — 131
    ch f Observatory (USA) — New Orchid (USA) (Quest For Fame (GB)

    7 2 612 Delvita 28 5 8-13 J-V Toux O Peslier — — 121
    gr m Pinmix — Very Very Nice (IRE) (Soviet Star (USA))

    8 9 132 Lesson In Humility 30 4 8-13 A P Jarvis Andrew Elliott — — 130
    b f Mujadil (USA) — Vanity (IRE) (Thatching (GB))

    9 4 112 Varenar 48 3 8-12 A De Royer-Dupre C Soumillon — — 109
    ch c Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) — Visor (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA))

    10 3 -23d Naaqoos 91 3 8-12 F Head D Bonilla — — 130
    b c Oasis Dream (GB) — Straight Lass (IRE) (Machiavellian (USA))

    11 8 -14 Sayif 71 3 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam Jamie Spencer — — 126
    b c Kheleyf (USA) — Sewards Folly (GB) (Rudimentary (USA))

    12 1 -71 Serious Attitude 30 3 8-8 Rae Guest Eddie Ahern — — 128
    b f Mtoto (GB) — Zameyla (IRE) (Cape Cross (IRE))

    Have just realised what the problem is – I’m too lazy to look at the form of the other horses. Won’t have a bet, but I hope that either Naaqoos or Serious Attitude emerges as a true champion. Varenar looks interesting, with his connections, having come second in the Prix de la Porte Maillot, and he would be the kind of horse that I’d include in a couple gagnant or Trio.

    #243081
    towerto
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    i am not sure but i think naqous didnt trained on , maybe i am wrong
    this race is for me a lotery bet like a majority of sprint races

    #243082
    Gerald
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    Yes, it is redemption time for Naaqoos, or make-or-break. Excuses are that the Chantilly horses were held up by the bad weather (in the Spring), the Head stable had a low grade virus (not sure who reported that here), and that he ran too freely.

    Or as you say, not trained on. There seem to have been a hell of a lot of last season’s 2yos not trained on. Is it always like this, or a bit worse this year? Naaqoos, Proportional, Rainbow View, Crowded House.

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    Anonymous
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    Can’t see the drop back in trip being to Naaqoos’ advantage really, he might have pulled a bit stepped up to 1m lto, but he did make all in a fast run 7f in the Criterium as a 2yo, which isn’t the performance you’d expect from an embryonic sprinter, and he’s always looked likely to need at least !m.
    King’s Apostle ran much better in the July Cup than his 5th place suggests. After running around a little in the dip, he was coming with a real rattle late on until being knocked sideways by the antics of the winner and, to my eyes, would certainly have caught Main Aim for 2nd, form which ought to be good enough to win this. The extra half furlong won’t do him any harm either.
    Might be worth chancing the PMU, rather than the nigggardly 9/2 currently available though.

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    Gerald
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    Yes, well, I went to edit my profile a few days ago, and put that bit in as I’d never seen that section before, and now I can’t find it to edit it again, so it looks like we’re stuck with it. :oops:

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    seabird
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    Gerald, click on ‘view profile’………….scroll right down to the bottom and it’s there somewhere………….I theeeeenk.

    Colin

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    Goldikova
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    Aint that often i go for long shots, and we’re probably about to find out why. I’ve went for Dunkerque 40/1 e/w, and Varenar 40/1 e/w. I’d expect both prices to shorten, but what do i know ? I don’t lay anyway. :twisted:

    Small forecast on 1. Naqoos 2. African rose :evil:

    #243116
    darren83
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    African Rose is my tip to win today

    #243118
    Gerald
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    Thanks Colin. You were right about clicking on view profile instead of edit profile. :roll:

    (Near the top, rather than the bottom though.)

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    Anonymous
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    Swuthering myself Ger but best price I can see is 3/1 now

    #243175
    ReasonoverFaith
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aK1iQgnW8

    For those who’ve not yet yet seen the race.

    #243180
    Gerald
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    Well done to Reet Hard, and I think Carvills may have bet it as well.

    I saw the error of my ways, and did my dough on the 2yos instead. :o

    Having problems seeing the race, but the horse in green finishing fast nearside in 4th or 5th position looks interesting.

    #243189
    Goldikova
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    I think that was the one i backed Gerald, Varenar. It came on really well at a big price aswell. In heindsight i’m kinda thinking it should’ve been a little closer to the front than what it was ? It’s one of these horse where you have to get a result from it first time, because the odds will be alot shorter next time out.

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