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    harvey2000
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    Any confirmation if Beat That is being aimed for this or a chasing career yet? If they wait another season for fences I can see this horse being a big player for this.

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    It’s an annoying time of year, trying to do early Cheltenham work is made so much harder by not knowing who’s sticking with the hurdles and who’s going chasing!

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    JJMSports
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    NJH sends Whisper over fences so backed Beat That at double figure prices in the week. :D

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    JJMSports
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    More of That stays over hurdles; is it just a case of turning up?

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    I thought as much but Briars Hill could be the one to make him go :-)

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    JJMSports
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    I thought as much but Briars Hill could be the one to make him go :-)

    Possibly but money for Faugheen with us this afternoon; 10s from 14s.

    Juggling job for Mullins..

    #495790

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    Zarkandar will run a better race, the Nicholls team have realised he needs a long break between races – good EW shot

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    steeplechasing
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    Cole Harden ran a fine World Hurdle trial today, probably going off just a yard too fast in that ground. At 5, he’s given the 7-y-o winner (who got a cannier ride and was on one of his good days) 8lbs, and must be exceptional value at 33s with Paddy Power.

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    Jonjo being Jonjo today, More of That will repeat last years win!

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    Gdc1
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    Looking more and more like Jonjo only wants Cheltenham winners – come on bookies push out More of That to 5s :-)

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    The Young Fella
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    There’s a massive trial for this at Cheltenham tomorrow.

    Vaniteux gets weight from Rock On Ruby, Cole Harden and the returning Beat That. Tinkler rides Beat That and Barry G rides Vaniteux. Beat That is the one to watch in my opinion. If he can come back to be third or fourth despite the non-ideal conditions, weight concession and fitness worries, he’ll probably be my World Hurdle horse. He’ll probably be pushed out a little too.

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    With Harry Fry all but confirming Rock On Ruby will go in this, does anyone else think that 14s on offer represent a rather nice EW price?

    Horse who’s usually there or thereabouts at the track, in decent form, not exactly a mega-vintage crop of staying hurdlers, will surely be a heck of a lot less on the day…I like it.

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    With Harry Fry all but confirming Rock On Ruby will go in this, does anyone else think that 14s on offer represent a rather nice EW price?

    Horse who’s usually there or thereabouts at the track, in decent form, not exactly a mega-vintage crop of staying hurdlers, will surely be a heck of a lot less on the day…I like it.

    You beat me to it. He seems to have found some real zest, loves Cheltenham,looks a probable runner and will be half the price or shorter on the day.

    I’ve backed Cole Harden at 33 for the WH and he got a very odd ride today (after drifting in the betting). Trainer did not indicate a change of tactics when interviewed a minute before the race "They’ll all know they’ve been in a race". But he surrendered his key asset from the outset by staying with the filed rather than trying to make it a real test. Strange for a proven stayer with a storming front-running style.

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    The Young Fella
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    Awfully disappointing from Beat That, even allowing for weakness in the market and being so keen early. He’d smash Cole Harden at his best, which is a measure of how badly he underperformed.

    Rock On Ruby is an interesting horse and one I still haven’t figured out. Harry Fry said he was always a staying two-miler, yet he travelled better than most in his Champion Hurdle win and outpaced some speedy types from a less-than-breakneck pace.

    He also seemingly failed to stay in testing 2m 4f+ races as a young horse. Perhaps his class just got him through today. Like Hardy Eustace and Brave Inca, he might be winning staying events through sheer backclass but will be exposed as a non-stayer when forced to go for three miles in a championship event.

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    TYF, if it weren’t for the anticipated presence of Cole Harden, I wouldn’t be that concerned about RoR getting the trip, as I recall some stat claiming World Hurdles are rarely run at a hot pace. Also, he won with quite a bit in hand today and you know the saying about age bringing a helping of stamina with it. 14s looks big.

    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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