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    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    For those of us who prefer the flat, without ahem, naming names, there isn’t one thread on the flat season. Now obviously it is the Mecca of the jumps season but surely we can still have some threads on the flat season?

    I might get withdrawal symptoms otherwise.

    So with the defection of Holy Roman Emperor from the Guineas can anyone see past Teofilo. Is that banker material like so many of the horses at Cheltenham apparently are?

    #44995
    Lovely Lady
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    you ?  prefer the flat ?   goodness I’d never have believed it judging by your posts FSL….lol!…but to answer your question, no can’t see past Teofilo as I think the race will cut up further and there isn’t much notable competition apart from Dutch Art.  I might do Adagio e.w. for an interest, what do you think?  I thought he ran well in the Dewhurst after only having the 1 run, so I’m looking forward to seeing him again.

    <br>p.s. just to take you back to the real thing for a mo:biggrin: …reading on Betfair a report that Alan King reckons it will remain testing on the New course all week – which is good news for us ‘Drever’ fans.  We can’t let the other one win!!… best of luck with your bet – you’ve waited a long time there:)

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    davidjohnson
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    Difficult to see past Teofilo at this stage, but he’s not one to be backing at 7/4 now. I’ll be surprised if anything from the Dewhurst reverses form with him, though think Adagio and Haatef are capable of getting closer. Everything about Dutch Art points to him being a sprinter so I’d happily be against him.

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    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    Couldn’t see Adagio getting into the places, but if it a small field quality wise who knows? As you say about Dutch Art, how many sprinters win the Guineas? Well umm……… not many

    I will be (quietly) cheering on Inglis Drever, got to save my energy for the flat season Lovely Lady!

    I am on Teofilo and Strategic Prince, but surely something will emerge at the Craven Meeting? Will it?

    #44998
    ToneLoc
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    Can’t wait for the 3yo races, just think we’ll see next year’s Triumph winner at some point over the next 7 months! :biggrin:

    #45000
    davidjohnson
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    I’ll put Pires forward as an early contender for that race! Very stout pedigree, has plenty of scope for jumping and has been sold to Tony Martin for 300k. Alternatively he might save it for a 0-95 maiden handicap hurdle at Roscommon instead.

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    Flash
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    I’m another flat man.

    I think Dutch Art will beat Teofilo in the Guineas. Yes Bolger’s horse was a top two year old and he has a leading chance but the horse is a gallopper who will probably be best at around ten furlongs. Dutch Art on the other hand has speed. He is genuinely top class a group one winner already whoon ratings is only a pound or two behind Teofilo on two year old form. Dutch Art has ten furlong stamina on both his damns and his sires side and should have no problem getting a mile infact he should improve for the extra two furlongs. Peter Chapple-Hyam has no doubt over his stamina and he thinks the world of this horse.

    I predict Dutch Art having too much foot for Teofilo.

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    guskennedy
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    Asperity and Authorized would carry my money if they were to run in the Guineas. Teofilo clearly has a favourite’s chance but he wasn’t so far ahead of his contemporaries last year that they should give up hope this.

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    newyork
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    i like mount nelson who won a group 1 in france on his last start in a good time he has been very well  backed for the derby with all the bookmakers over the last week and is clear 2nd favourite now for that racee

    (Edited by newyork at 7:24 pm on Mar. 12, 2007)

    #45006
    guskennedy
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    Support for Mount Nelson in the Derby is mystifying given that he is highly unlikely to stay the trip.

    #45007
    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    Indeed Grasshopper, I am glad you have seen sense and joined the discussion.

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    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    lol dunno but I know which race out of the two I would prefer to watch.

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    dave jay
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    Southwell have got a cracking card tomorrow .. the 3.40 could be a very profitable race.

    #45010
    bluechariot
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    Channon looks good in the seller tomorrow

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    ClintM
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    Any creature who hibernates through the winter has got my respect. Only wish I could.

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