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    Im not sure they think it matters to him, he has that Roaring Lion type mentality where they can just keep running him and it doesn’t faze him. I’m more concerned from a betting perspective as I’d really want to back him wherever he runs, but I can’t see him beating Palace Pier on GS or S. So I’ll be completely torn!

    I’m not sure David Redvers and Andrew Balding are aligned or even get on. They’ve said different things a few times now and I remember they talked about a heated discussion happened in the decision about the Sussex Stakes.

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    I remember recently how AB was saying how he had never had a Breeders Cup runner which seems quite crazy

    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    I fancy him a lot more for The Balmoral, but I can’t resist a go on Escobar here at 100’s.

    Been a bit disappointing this year, he might not get his ground, and the Balmoral looks more sensible, but he’s jocked up here, and though you can’t read too much into that, it offers a wee bit of encouragement.

    Certainly saved his best for here last year, so at that price, seems worth a try.

    Escobar 100’s EW

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    Ground Conditions: “We’re soft, heavy in places and we’re due some light rain showers through the night as we’ve a low pressure system circling just to the north east,” said Stickels. “After tomorrow morning I don’t see anything more than an occasional shower through to the weekend.

    “There’s still a lot of moisture in the ground from the meeting we lost the other weekend and I imagine it will be predominantly soft with some heavy ground on the round course.”

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    It’s going to be a bit softer than I thought then, will add Wonderful Tonight as a saver.

    Even So 6/1
    Wonderful Tonight 4/1 (Saver)

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    Kameko ruled out because of the ground and will go to the breeders cup next month.

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    Fillies have a very good record in the QEII, 2 x winners, 3 x 3rds, 2 x 4ths in the last 9 years since it started at Ascot.

    Turftrax are reporting that there is currently better ground on the standside than far side so they could easily navigate up the stands rail. Nazeef has the plum draw again if so. I’m going Nazeef for the forecast as Palace Pier looks about as solid as you can get.

    Palace Pier – Nazeef Straight Forecast 10/1

    Century Dream 20/1 EW
    The Revenant 8/1 EW

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    Hoping palace pier hacks up

    Think he could be the best horse in training from what we’ve seen

    And is still very unexposed so still improving

    Expect him to look beaten at half way then whoosh

    Don’t bet that short so happy to watch

    All Jeff
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    I think that Palace Pier is a certainty here, but he’s never been a backable price at any time for me.

    I was going to give this a miss, but for interest I’ll take Royal Dornoch ew at 80-1 with Bet365 paying 4 places. It’s hard to justify I know, but worth a few pounds.

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    I like the look of The Revenent at 11/2. I’ll have a few quid there
    but I can’t let the 66/1 4 places for Sir Busker go without
    having a punt. He may not quite be up to this class, but he will come thundering
    though if he gets some daylight in final furlong and has a decent chance of a place,
    and with the ground probably sticky, which won’t bother him, you never know.

    He Didnt Like Ground
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    He’s not had the greatest year but lord glitters caught the eye last time ….never put in the race , he has great form at this meeting and I think he,s value e.w

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    The more I watch Palace Pier’s races the more impressed I am. Heavy ground always a leveller but if he copes he surely wins.

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    Palace Pier 2-1. Good luck all.

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    Hope palace pier is ok

    Looked to completely lose his action

    Wd winners

    Thought he was given a pretty poor ride anyway, hate it when jockeys make huge mid race moves, almost always the horses find nothing at the end

    Looks like he lost a shoe, which is why he swapped leads

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    great run from sir busker

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