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  • #501684
    SteeplechasingSteeplechasing
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    I’ve never backed him – always thought him the type to take a spectacular fall at some point, though he proved me well wrong there.

    Nobody can know how he’ll fare tomorrow, but racing needs him, and I hope he floats home hard held.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #501811
    The Ante-Post KingThe Ante-Post King
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    I’m pretty confident we’ll get good ground come March and if thats the case we will see

    Dodging Bullets

    bounce of the ground and run away from everything.I’ve backed this fellow at 40/1 for this prior to the Tingle creek as I expected victory that day at Sandown too,a race which throws up serious Champion Chase types and this fellow is certainly one of them.I hope

    Al Ferof

    doesn’t run in this as I missed taking the 100’s on the machine by a second when Paul stated he’d like to see him aggressively ridden in this.With doubts surrounding the 2 massive big guns I’m again happy with my e/w Ante-Post price here.

    We needed to get that out the way today.What have we learned from todays Clarence house?

    Sprinter Sacre

    is the finest looking horse ever trained,he’s not the horse he was! He showed glimpses of it,travelled beautifully but jumped stickily at times can he reverse form come March with my Horse?? Not a prayer! 8)
    My fellow is a different horse to the weak minded one who contested last years Arkle,He’s as Cool as me now and granted a clear round Prestbury Park on his ideal Good ground he Will run away from them all again!! TAPK knows.

    #501817
    stevecautionstevecaution
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    7/2 Sprinter Sacre for this race now, Dodging Bullets averages about 9/2 and Sire De Grugy varies wildly from 5/2 to 5/1.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

    #501824
    cheltmancheltman
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    I agree it’s so difficult for these horses to come back even the greatest off them all struggled Big bucks.Sprinter sacre reminds me off the same thing i understand sprinter sacre is younger then big bucks but big bucks come back run a promising race like sprinter sacre did there and then was dissapointing at the festival i feel the same fate could await sprinter sacre

    I agree Dodging bullets must have a great chance but what’s it beaten there if sprinter sacre isn’t the same horse?.Somersby who always runs well but very rare he wins.

    The horse i’m looking forward to seeing again is the reigning champ Sire de Grugy he hasn’t had as long a layoff as sprinter and could be a big test for dodging bullets…I agree a rushed
    prep before the festival is never a great thing.But i hope gary moore gets a run into him and i feel its between dodging bullets and sire de grugy for the champ chase.

    #501839
    Jasolong
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    I am honestly stunned the bookies have pushed sprinter out to as much as 7/2!!!

    My observation if todays race is that sprinter scare clearly needed that run and will improve significantly and also he travelled beautifully and was not asked to give anything major at all.

    Barry stopped ridding him when he hit the front 2 out.

    I honestly hope everyone lumps on 7/2 because I want the bookies to lose their houses!

    I really can’t see anything getting near him at the festival

    #501844
    stevecautionstevecaution
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    Punters have wired in to the Henderson and Geraghty positive spin on today’s performance and taken the 7/2 that was available.

    My own take on it was, as Moehat says, Nicky Henderson’s face just after the race looked like he’d just chewed on 2000 lemons. I suppose that he had to come down and try to take some positives from a race where some punters thought his horse should have been 1/4 fav

    The jockey

    was

    easy on him today, but after a heart problem he may be a horse who doesn’t get positively ridden or asked for maximum effort in his races going forward from his recovery.

    Today’s winner has found his form and finished a fair bit further ahead of Somersby today than he did last time. He has youth on his side and connections said the jockey felt he idled in front a bit today. It’s far from a given for me that Sprinter Sacre will turn the form around at Cheltenham but impressive horses will always have fans who believe the magic is still in the legs waiting to come out again.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

    #501856
    The Young FellaThe Young Fella
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    All aboard Dodging Bullets for his annual Cheltenham flop. He’s a lovely horse who utilises his jumping very well, but I wouldn’t want to be with him at Festival time.

    It’s still between the two crocks for me.

    #501858
    SteeplechasingSteeplechasing
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    I thought SS ran a fine race, and 7/2 was, I thought a serious overreaction, though I see 3s is still available, and I’m tempted.

    But the bet now has to be EW Dodging Bullets at 6s a quarter (Boyles). He finally seems to have come of age, and it’s very hard to see him unplaced here

    Gord will be rightly revelling in his DB vouchers – good luck!

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #501860
    SteeplechasingSteeplechasing
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    All aboard Dodging Bullets for his annual Cheltenham flop. He’s a lovely horse who utilises his jumping very well, but I wouldn’t want to be with him at Festival time.

    It’s still between the two crocks for me.

    He’s won 3 there and handles good ground fine. I was never a big fan, but there can be little doubt now that he’s a seriously improving horse.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #501902
    The Ante-Post KingThe Ante-Post King
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    Gord will be rightly revelling in his DB vouchers – good luck!

    And you should be doing the same with

    Cue Card

    in the Ryanair Joe. :wink:

    Good luck all those who think

    Sprinter Sacre

    will reverse todays form with the new kid on the block,

    Dodging Bullets

    but I hate to tell you that Nickys horse was 99% fit for today,he had to be just to ensure his heart operated under the pressure a race of this calibre would put him under.Had he only been 80% fit and the problem re-occurred connections would have questioned whether he should have run under such circumstances.Now under ‘normal’ circumstances I would have said he’d come on a ton for the race and pose a big threat to my horse however Nicky knows the real ‘Sprinter’ needed to win today to justify his odds-on price tag.Sadly I see this most beautiful horse bouncing next time out and that will be that for the big black aeroplane I’m afraid.’Sire de Grugy’ is my next obstacle to overcome.

    #501918
    SteeplechasingSteeplechasing
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    Gord, I do indeed have the vouchers for value in the Ryanair, but they’re all on Rajdhani Express, most at 33s.

    Cue Card won’t place, I’m very sorry to say. He’s gone.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #501948
    couteau
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    TAPK. I don’t think the dreaded bounce factor even comes into the equation does it? There’s 7 weeks till the festival, not a week.

    #501958
    Sea PigeonSea Pigeon
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    I think TAPK is looking through rose tinted glasses, Sprinter Sacre travelled and jumped in great style and was beaten only 3 lengths. If the same race was run again in 4 weeks DB would not see which way SS went. After over a year’s absence this was a brilliant run and he can only improve from this run, all the ability is still there.

    #501969
    couteau
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    It’s all conjecture but I’m in Sea Pigeon’s camp; surely SS will come on for the run. TAPK saying he was 99% fit is nonsense, although you are sitting on a nice bet there, fella.

    That said, his form at the festival would be enough of a concern to back him at 5s.

    #501999
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    I literally cannot wait for Cheltenham SS will make DB look dumb. Geraghty did not try on him after 2 out and sprinter sacre raced widest of all the runners yesterday. I know that doesn’t make a great difference but those 2 factors plus a confidence boost of a race tell me he will easily turn the form around. DB looked to be struggling 4 out

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