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  • #6946
    Seagull
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    This race next Sat has always been a target for the Pipe yard and they have won it 5 times in the past 10 years.
    I’ve just found out that they have 5 horses entered this Sat

    Ashkazar,
    Laustra Bad
    Mamlook
    Prince Arry
    Wise Owl

    does anyone know if there is a betting market open yet for this race as I cannot find any.

    #148168
    davidjohnson
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    Don’t think many firms price this up at the 5-day stage and with Pipe/Nicholls being mob-handed I can’t blame them this time. Cashmans or perhaps the sponsors may be your best chance.

    #148170
    the welsh wizard
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    yeah, right, good luck

    #148215
    Friggo
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    Ashkazar named 5-1 favourite (story here).[/url:1kum4rwy]

    #148252
    Grasshopper
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    Having backed at 65 for the Fred Winter late last week, I’m hoping that Mamlook is this year’s Gaspara for the Pipe stable.

    #148715
    Anonymous
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    Or could it be Wise Owl, who probably needs the penalty today’s win would incur to guarantee a run on Saturday?
    Wouldn’t be entirely without precedent either, as his father’s Olympian completed the treble within 11 days.

    #148744
    Irish Stamp
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    Think they have The Package entered too Seagull (unless he’s moved yards)

    #149088
    graysonscolumn
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    Whoosh.

    It looks game on for the Imperial / Festival double on the evidence of that performance. But what to run Ashkazar in – Triumph or Fred Winter?

    gc

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    #149090
    Grasshopper
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    I will be somewhat crestfallen if it isn’t the Triumph, graysons. Hopefully the extra few days to turn the horse around will make connections mind up for them.

    #149091
    Aragorn
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    Whoosh.

    It looks game on for the Imperial / Festival double on the evidence of that performance. But what to run Ashkazar in – Triumph or Fred Winter?

    gc

    Looks a shoe in for the latter, that was impressive.. Isn’t there a bonus for winning a race at the festival? Not sure whether that applies to a specific race or not…

    #149092
    graysonscolumn
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    There is, and I think any hurdle race’ll do to win it. Certainly the Imperial Cup / Fred Winter combo is valid, as that’s what Gaspara landed to win that bonus last season.

    gc

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    #149103
    Fist of Fury 2k8
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    He’s 2/1 to 3/1 and isn’t Five Dream coming out? He’s going to have a funny weight against some nice sorts. Can’t believe at the weights there isn’t a few better than him plus will he eat up tonight?…….crazy price.

    #149109
    stilvi
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    Given the extra recovery time, possibly quicker ground and the fact Nicholls has stated that Chapoturgeon was a definite runner my guess would be the Triumph. If he went for the Fred Winter I don’t think conceding weight to River Liane would be a penalty kick.

    #149125
    graysonscolumn
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    Still available at around 11.5 for the win on Betfair’s Triumph market, compared to 5.1 for the Fred Winter one – I could quite easily see both of these being chomped in quite a bit until his target is confirmed.

    gc

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    #149129
    carvillshill
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    I’ll be amazed if they don’t run in the Fred Winter. They love winning the bonus and he’d be no more than a 3/1 poke in that compared to a double-figure price in the Triumph, where he’d surely struggle.
    The fact that I was accomodated at 9/2 by the Tote after today’s race has nothing to do with it :lol:
    If he hosed up on the Tuesday they could run again on the Friday anyway!

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