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    FinalFurlong91
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    Cracking looking race at this stage

    Pentland hills
    Call me lord
    Ballyandy
    Darasso
    Cornerstone lad
    Song for someone
    Ribble valley
    Minella charmer
    Eleanor bob

    Darasso catches the eye for me, really think he is potentially a proper grade 1 horse

    He was pulled out due to the ground drying last time but checking the forecast for haydock that shouldn’t be a problem

    Hopefully he is entered in final decs, I may even have a few quid on for the champion hurdle

    #1479723
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    I think by looking at last year’s result Darasso would receive weight in the grade 2 as he’s only a g3 hurdle winner. The ground won’t be a problem as you say, and as he was likely to run in the g1 at xmas bar the ground, i think he’s a likely runner here as long as it’s on?

    Massive price IMO if so.

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    #1479738
    FinalFurlong91
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    Would pentland hills even run on heavy ground?

    If I hadnt been burnt by him being a non runner over xmas I’d have already backed darasso

    Il probably end up having a few quid on him tomorrow anyway

    You look at some of his french form and it reads well, he beat janika by 7 lengths giving a decent chunk of weight

    He is 25/1 nrnb for the champion hurdle, what I’m thinking is if he wins on saturday he will run and be a single figure price and if he loses he wont run and you’ll get your money back

    Will see if the market is blue or red on oddschecker in the morning then decide

    #1479740
    FinalFurlong91
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    “I’m trying to run Pentland Hills but I’m not sure about Call Me Lord,” said Henderson, who expects the ground to be far from ideal. “It’s going to be very testing everywhere.” 

    The way henderson has worded that makes me think pentland hills may well be a non runner if the ground is heavy

    #1479775
    FinalFurlong91
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    Have taken some 6s on darasso and the bet for the champion hurdle with NRNB

    #1479778
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    I took 6s too, noticed PP/BF cut from 13/2 into 9/2. Might be nothing but still.

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    #1479786
    FinalFurlong91
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    Yes that’s the reason I took the 6s

    Fortunately bet365 always hold their prices a bit longer than betfair/paddypower and skybet

    #1479939
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    FF, good news, Kevin Blake has selected Darasso as his biggest danger on Saturday. Say he’ll love the ground. So it sounds to me like he’ll be declared ok.

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    #1479947
    Autumnal
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    I’ll join you lads with Darasso, but I’ll be happy to lose the bigger odds, and wait until he is declared. I think that he could end up the fav here.

    #1479948
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    I took the chance, but as his racing manager has spoken highly of him (Kevin Blake) and mentioned the race i’d be disappointed if he wasn’t declared….especially since KB has already spoken about the Hendo situation from last week lol.

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    #1479949
    Autumnal
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    That’s a fair point Jack, enough for me to have an early bet at 5/1

    #1479955
    FinalFurlong91
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    Good news Jack

    Iv had another small bet at 5s

    #1479975
    Mike007
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    They were talking about Darasso going 3 miles only last month.
    So the race can go 2 ways. Either he will get left behind looking at present opposition which I see happening or connections didn’t know what they were on about and he goes close.

    #1479977
    jackh1092jackh1092
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    He was declared for the 2m G1 at Christmas Mike but taken out as ground too firm. His last two wins were over 2miles. He relishes heavy ground.
    He’s been tried over further a few times and I think that was a case of learning about the horse. I do think he’s more of a 2 1/2 miler probably but aren’t plenty. Not sure on this ground it’s a particularly strong race. 6-1 was too good to refuse anyway.

    Ps not saying he’s a surefire winner or whatever he has been off sometime and was receiving weight a lot of the time last year so he still has to prove himself- I think he will at some stage this year. Whether hes good enough to pick up a G1 I’m not sure yet.

    Ruby just put him up for the CH @33s there were no 50 when aired.

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    #1479984
    FinalFurlong91
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    Youd think he is tailor made for the aintree hurdle

    He could be like supasundae, slightly stuck in between trips, not a strong enough stayer for 3 miles not quite quick enough for 2 miles on gd ground

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