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  • #20359
    darren83
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    Any thoughts on who you guys think will win.

    #380013
    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    Fabalu to win, already got a few quid on up to 65’s, and Ballyfitz each way for me.

    I’ll have to take Fab on trust, as he’s returning from a break, but encouraging to see him entered. One of my favourite horses, it’d be great to see him land this. Been waiting to see him in something like this for a while now.

    As for Ballyfitz, he alway just seems to miss out on the big win in these chases, but I’d be quite confident he’d place in this.

    #380025
    GDC
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    If, as it normally does, it comes up soft/heavy Synchronised will take all the beating. Possibly Carruthers will make him go some now that they are going this route but i’d be very happy with 6s about a 3/1 fav come the day :D

    #380046
    JJMSportsJJMSports
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    Synchronised will very likely run, so should go down as an EW punt to nothing currently at 7/1 is a fantastic opportunity.

    #380087
    HurdygurdymanHurdygurdyman
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    Most likely be the only race Synchronised will win this season.

    Jonjo will be training him as hard as a heavyweight boxer about to face Muhammad Ali.

    Giles Cross will no doubt run a decent race but if it comes up soft I couldn’t back against the Jackdaw slugger.

    #380094
    moehat
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    Made a note about a horse called Stoneys Treasure for the Welsh last year.

    #380144
    GDC
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    Am loving the ‘Jackdaw Slugger’ :D

    #382310
    MarkTTMarkTT
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    As De Fer

    Course, distance and going should be no problem. Is it up to this class ? Possibly

    Neptune Equester

    Can understand the lure of the Grand National but think this race would be better. Loves soft going, stays all days, lovely weight, nice prep. Better chance all round than in April.

    Giles Cross

    Obvious chance of going one better.

    #382492
    theredbaron
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    I’m a silly Billy – it’s not N Collongues is it!

    Looking no further than Vic Dartnall’s Giles Cross and N T-D’s Viking Blonde. Both mudlarks who stay and jump well at the head of affairs. Both have solid course form. I’m hoping the weights only rise by 3lbs (Neptune Collongues likely adsentee). Would have to reassess if either carries more than 10 stone 10 pounds. My wager is enough of a stopper.

    #382500
    HurdygurdymanHurdygurdyman
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    Made a note about a horse called Stoneys Treasure for the Welsh last year.

    Go on then, what did it say?

    #382597
    JJMSportsJJMSports
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    Good feature on The Racing Post YouTube channel with a feature on this race, Galaxy Rock, Neptune Equester and Harry the Viking put up.

    #382659
    moehat
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    That’s just it, Hurdygurdyman; he’s not in it [will check him out on TRP]. List says Minella Four Star [National]; sadly deceased. Unaccompanied [when it runs on the flat]. It did, and it won and, yes, I forgot to back it. Stoney’s Treasure [Welsh Nationa]. And Conor O’Farrell.

    #382802
    Grimes
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    The magic sign make Carruthers joint 7/1 favourite now.

    I did Synchronise when the prices first came out, but I did Carruthers soon after at 12s, which you can still get.

    On 152 (11.3 at the moment), he’ll be running at 4lbs below his highest mark, and he’s apparently strenghtened up, since last year. Loves the heavy and acts on the course, having beaten What A Friend in a class 4 hurdle in his second ever race, albeit in a very slow time on gs.

    #382804
    SteeplechasingSteeplechasing
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    Cappa Bleu the fly in this particularly sticky ointment for me – if right back to best would have a great chance.

    Wymott is interesting and I wouldn’t rule out Blazing Bailey

    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/

    #382817
    Grimes
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    I did get a fair price about Cappa Bleu early, but wouldn’t fancy him unless Carruthers fails. I’d forgotten about him.

    I also have some on Beautiful Sound, though I suspect he’ll go for the PaddyPower. I took 10s though, and he’s now 16s!

    What interested me about him was the fact that he travelled all the way round on the wide outside when beaten a sh hd by Shakalakaboomboom.

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