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  • #1473992
    FinalFurlong91
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    Yes steeplechasing

    The way he flew over that second last, low and fast was very very impressive

    Could be anything as he clearly has a huge engine shown last year where he constantly looked outpaced but just galloped them into submission

    If his horses stay healthy elliot could have a huge Cheltenham this season

    #1474004
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    Anyone see a quote for Sporting John?

    Well bred, PTP form is excellent and he’s a short price tomorrow in a decent novice hurdle.

    #1474006
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    Sporting John
    4g Getaway – Wild Spell
    JP McManus
    1(ptp)-
    RPR 94p
    He was bought for JP at the Cheltenham Festival Sale after winning his maiden point-to-point days earlier. He’s a decent prospect for novice hurdles, I don’t know whether he’ll run in a bumper first.

    From RP :good:

    From the PTP dossier:

    Sporting John:JP McManus (Getaway)
    This is a tall elegant brown gelding, a half-brother to current UK hunter chaser Kakabaloo, former jump jockey Matt O Connor secured him at the 2018 Land Rover sale for 33,000 Euros and prepared him for his one point outing at Borris(s): this track in county Carlow is getting a reputation for staging a quality 4 year old maiden at the March fixture and the 2019 renewal was one of the smartest maidens of the spring. Sporting John sat towards rear, until his jockey, Jimmy O Rourke, moved him closer 3 out: from there to the finish he locked horns with Generation Text and finished the stronger to win by 2 & ½ lengths. He was the bought by JP McManus for £160k at Cheltenham March sales, as I write mid-summer, no decision has been made on his new trainer. Andy Dufresne who McManus also picked up in 2018 when winning the corresponding maiden, clocked a time of 6:33 in similar ground: we know that Andy Dufresne looks like a Grade 1 standard jumps horse: Sporting John clocked 6:32 in 2019 and the 3rd, 4th & 5th from this Borris race have all won since, giving the form a tremendous boost. From a family containing Oscar Whiskey & Seeyouatmidnight, I would describe Sporting John as a rock solid stayer with a touch of class: the decision on who gets to train Sporting John may decide whether he emerges as a graded/championship novice hurdler or just another 130+ McManus handicapper. I think he will always prefer some element of cut in the ground.

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    #1474071
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    He’s a smart horse.

    #1474074
    greenasgrass
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    Think Harry Senior and Bullionaire may have cut each other’s throats a bit but Sporting John looked great gliding up the hill. Impressive from a 4 year against older horses too.

    #1474083
    DiamondGeezerDiamondGeezer
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    Malone Road has injured the same leg again, won’t be seen for a couple of weeks

    #1474089
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    DG, any idea on the source? There’s been a few things mentioned.

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    #1474090
    greenasgrass
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    Interconnected out for the season as well. Nearly a million pounds’ worth of horse between them with a collective haul under rules so far of two bumper wins and a second in a novice hurdle. Yikes.

    If you want to be sure of buying a gold cup or Grand National then you really have to do what Giggi have done: spend millions of pounds on hundreds of horses over a decade or two, cross your fingers and hope. Or you could own Norton’s Coin ;-)

    #1474197
    VautourVautour
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    Blue Sari, Blackbow, D’Lauro and Andy Dufresne are all entered in Ireland this weekend.

    #1474506
    Mike007
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    Good stuff from Andy today.

    #1474592
    KevMcKevMc
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    Malone Road apparently picked up another injury and GE is hoping to get him out at Xmas.

    #1474632
    atthepost
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    Have backed ANDY DUFRESNE AT 20/1 for the SUPREME. Bags of pay, stays and jumps well

    Not a chance he will go for the ALBERT BARTLETT, I cant believe hes FAV for that race. Connections have blue sari, chantry hill, dlauro for the ballymore and Albert Bartlett.

    Good luck all

    #1474641
    JJMSportsJJMSports
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    Good God how good did Any Dufresne look last week? Would love to see him back over two miles. Gears!

    #1474646
    VautourVautour
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    Think Envoi Allen will come here. Just have a feeling that all is not right with Malone Road and that Envoi Allen will come here and Andy Dufresne will go to The Ballymore. Elliot normally plays his hand nice and early and he has two stand out crackers for the Novice Hurdle division in these two lads. DLauro is is another one with a big reputation and I’m looking forward to him also.

    #1474815
    darren83
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    JON SNOW 33/1

    Has joined Ricci and Mullins and been talked up very highly by trainer and expects him to develop into a grade 1 novice hurdler this season

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