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    Hills off the mark, and they’ve got The Handicaps priced up……

    https://www.oddschecker.com/cheltenham-festival/ultima-handicap-chase/winner

    As much as I usually give Glenloe a favourable mention anyway for these type of races anyway, I’d happily ignore him at 14’s at this stage. That could change nearer the time of course, but I’d much rather be betting at 7’s the week before, rather than 14’s this far out.

    After today’s tame offering, it would look foolish to try and make a case for Mister Malarky, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see a different horse in March, and although he wasn’t as bad in the same race, the same could easily apply to Kildisart.

    It’s another from that Silver Cup though, who’s first on the shortlist….

    Jerrysback – Kept on well today at Ascot, and market support was noted. I thought that he ran a cracker in The NH Chase, and if conditions had been kinder, he’d have been a lot closer. He could equally be ideal for The Plate or The Kim Muir, but he has to be considered here.

    Ok Corral – I couldn’t see the appeal around him for The Ladbroke at all, as much as I’ve always been a fan. He had enough questions to answer after flopping in March, and the jury is still out after Newbury. I’m willing to keep an eye on him though, and in this race represents a trainer/owner combination to take seriously. Ignoring that NH Chase, you can still get some Festival Form with his second in The Albert Bartlett.

    Whisperinthebreeze – Maybe folded a little tamely for my liking at Navan lately, but he looks perfect for this. Not a race where I would go for an Irish Raider straight away, but same connections came here with Magic Of Light last season, and I could see him going the same way. Very impressive at Dublin Festival last year, and I’d be very interested in him for this.

    Dashel Drasher – Could easily be an interesting outsider in The RSA, but I think that this could be an attractive option. I really like this horse, and think he’s very underrated. I’ve already rabbited on about him being a potential Scottish National horse, but equally, I think he could take a hand here.

    Vintage Clouds – Placed last year, and looks certain that Aintree is not on the agenda anymore, so they’ll have to target something like this. Yes, he’s ground dependent, but I reckon he’s a cert to come here, and he’s a big looking 50’s

    That would be my early shortlist, but certainly no money down.

    If I had to have an early go, it would be Ok Corral at 33’s.

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    Good stuff, Bobby. Pipe yard knows how to win this and recent improver Warthog could move up in trip and give this a real go. Beware The Bear, last year’s winner, should be targeted here again and if lightly raced should make staunch defence.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

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    Interesting shout Joe, with Warthog, can’t argue with that.

    #1480355
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    Samcro declared for a handicap at Cheltenham this weekend, surely just for Gordy and co to see what the BHA are rating him.

    They couldn’t send him here….could they?

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    That’s how I see it Boz, dipping their toe in the water to see what his mark would be.

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    157 for Samcro.

    Seems fairly harsh and definitely looks based more on his hurdles form. By that reckoning presumably that’d put Faugheen around 162, which is only a lb or two shy of Topofthegame’s RSA win.

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    I’m not convinced that he’ll go, but I took 33’s anyway on Ok Corral. Impressive enough, and should have more to come.

    #1482482
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    Vinndication did a good piece of work Saturday and is ready to go here. He will run of 159 and that will probably be top weight. Un Temps Pour Tour won the Ultima carrying top weight in 2017. I think his mark 159 is still lenient considering his form around Defi du Seuil, Lostintranslation and Champ. However, he does seems better going righthanded, so that is a worry.

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    Noticed a lot of blue on Oddschecker for him the other day DBR. He’s definitely good enough to defy that mark.

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    Bonbon au Miel and Koshari are entered. I was wondering where they’d got to all this time. Maybe Koshari has been learning to jump. Bonbon au Miel looked reasonably decent a couple of years back.

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    No real surprise for me that Ok Corral isn’t going. Didn’t happen for him here last year, but no regrets at risking the 33’s.

    I’ll happily leave this though until Final Decs, nothing grabbing me at all.

    I do like Go Another One, but even with NRNB, it , I’ll leave him for now, as he has a rack of entries.

    #1483436
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    Kilfilum cross looks a decent price

    1lb lower than what he came second off in the the race last year and looked back to form last time out

    #1483462
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    Ran in the Kim Muir last year FF91.

    #1484348
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    I like Kildisart in this. 150 a decent mark and has the beating of the fav Vindicattion off level weights from last year. Gets 9lbs off the fav now. Happy to take the 12’s on this.

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    Yes kev, got my handicaps mixed up haha

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