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  • #12499
    Zarkava
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    Apologies for starting a new thread for something so small but worth mentioning nonetheless.

    Grade 1 winner Taranis is back in training with Paul Nicholls, as is his former stablemate Nycteos. Great to see 2 classy chasers back in the game. Captain Cee Bee’s also nearing a return to the track.

    But sadly the progressive sprinter and recent winner at Nottingham Biniou suffered a fatal injury on the gallops while being preffered for the Ayr Gold Cup. Robbie Cowell constantly called him the best horse he had in training and a huge shame for a small trainer like him.

    Great for the connections of the former 3 to have the choice of retiring them or bringing them back but just goes to show how horribly cruel racing can be.

    #246170
    carvillshill
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    Pity to hear that King’s Apostle has been retired due to injury as well.

    #246252
    Gerald
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    Rather than start a new thread, I thought I’d hijack this one.

    Fly me to Cuba! :mrgreen:

    A few of these will be mentioned on the website, but quite a few of us hardly ever or never get the newspaper.

    Out for the season!

    Noland

    Neptune Collonges (£14 still available to be stolen on Betfair)

    Nevada Royale

    So, with no Neptune Collonges or Exotic Dancer, third place is up for grabs in the Gold Cup. Alternatively, perm any 3 from 4 of Kauto Star, Denman, Cooldine and Notre Pere.

    Still Out

    Glencove Marina (for the time being)

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    Racing Demon will run in a couple of hurdle races before the Peterborough Chase

    Mossbank possibly back for Champion Chase 7th November, Down Royal

    Black Harry hurdle race, then novice chasing

    Over The Creek

    Old Benny a couple of runs before the Welsh National?

    New Alco plan is to return in the Hennessy

    Aces High too high in h’cap for fences, so will stick to hurdles for the time being

    Turpin Green has joined Sue Smith. Unfortunately, Harvey is riding him out.

    #246282
    Neil Watson
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    Turpin Green is a law unto himself and i can see Sue Smith eyeing a big Haydock Chase with him, Peter Marsh maybe before having a go for the National.

    Old Benny will be Welsh bound as he still has improvement in him and will be another Aintree bound.

    Racing Demon is gone for me and wont win another race.

    Aces High is just too overated and wont win unless he gets sent Hunter Chasing in a few years,

    #246287
    Grasshopper
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    Aces High?

    Aces Four maybe?

    #246289
    Gerald
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    Mispent youth (and adulthood). :wink:

    #246318
    Gerald
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    What we need is an update from the Crockmeister General, Nicky Henderson.

    I’d really like to see Jack The Giant put in a full season, so that we could see how close to the top he can go.

    #246331
    Neil Watson
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    Aces High?

    Aces Four maybe?

    Thats the one, new it was an Aces something.

    #246345
    Gerald
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    Sorry Neil, I wrote Aces High first, by mistake. No excuse – I had the RP next to me at the time.

    #246349
    smithers271
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    The tother one is also back galloping at Graham Roach s after getting injured when falling at newbury last year,could be anything this horse if he retains his ability after being "fired". I think Graham Roach will have a big hand of novice chasers this year with the likes of Definity. Michel le bon, Hells Bay, Fistral Beach and others .

    #246355
    Gerald
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    It is very easy to imagine the trainer complaining. The Tother One is no longer a novice, but has only run in two chases. I suppose he can go for that Intermediate Chase at Sandown in early December.

    #246425
    Gerald
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    Walkon

    (renamed Limpon by a Comment) sustained a nasty injury at Aintree, and won’t be out before Christmas, if at all this season.

    Alan King is featured in today’s RP, so I’ll just pop out to get it.

    #246428
    Gerald
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    Pah! It said read more about Alan King’s string in Sunday’s RP.

    All it had was news about a Flat horse joining it.

    Gan Amrhas

    has only just started cantering again, and might be back for the end of the season. That would be the Champion Stakes then.

    Maybe this will pay for the newspaper. "I love

    Gile Na Greine

    . She came out of her debut well and is on her way to the top." 25pence EW ought to do it.

    edit: decided to put a little work in, wary of Rory or IC ever saying something nasty about me. This seems to be Brightness Of The Sun. So, if I ever come across greine, it is probably something to do with the sun shining out of my arse.

    #246433
    seabird
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    I believe Gile Na Greine is a full-sister to Cuis Ghaire, second in this year’s 1000 Guineas.

    Colin

    #246457
    Gerald
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    16Aug09 Curragh (7Sft/Hy,RPR84)
    She wouldn`t be as pacy as Cuis Ghaire but she will stay better, she`ll step up now after that, we`d have to be tempted by the Moyglare Stud Stakes – Jim Bolger

    It does rather beg the question whether Cuis Ghaire needed more speed or more stamina to win the Guineas.

    #246630
    Gerald
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    Ebor meeting winning 2yo put down at Ripon yesterday, after fracturing his pelvis.

    #246650
    Irish Stamp
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    Ebor meeting winning 2yo put down at Ripon yesterday, after fracturing his pelvis.

    Read elsewhere that Businessman was ok Gerald.

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