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yankspurs

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The boo’s are fucking AUDIBLE. Holy crap. What a shitshow this is. I’m in tears. So funny.
 

poc

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War of will was badly impeded and was the only horse that had a real argument, there would never have been DQ over here for that gotta feel for those with max security tickets.
 

tototoner

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Just watched it, very harsh on the winner, just looked a normal racing incident to me.

Would never have thrown out the winner in UK or Ireland.
 

dagraham

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Really looking forward to Altior and Cyrname facing off at Ascot this afternoon.

Not one to bet on imo, but I have a sneaky feeling for Cyrname, although I’d love Altior to win.
 

Houdini

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I had tickets for Ascot, both for yesterday and today.....went to neither meeting.
Getting old and can't be bothered anymore I think.
 

midoshairband

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anyone got any fancies looking ahead to Cheltenham festival?

had a few ante-post nibbles over the last few months:
Lostintranslation - Gold Cup 16/1
Chacun Pour Soi - Champion Chase 25/1
Big Breakaway - Ballymore 16/1

really looking at the cards a bit more now, now there’s a bit more certainty where some horses are going.
 

tototoner

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Don't really like antepost as when i have done in the past it's always been a disaster but their are a few horses I like right now.

Altior in Champion Chase, realistically that is the only race it can go for, I think even the Ryanair will be too long for it. It looks a weak Champion Chase and is 7/2 with some firms still.

Honeysuckle ( 2/1) in Mares Hurdle, it might even run in the Champion Hurdle if it wins the Irish version end of January, looks a very good mare

Goshen (8/1)in Triumph, looks a machine and runs at Ascot this weekend

Faugheen (7/1) in 2 1/2 mile novice chase, used to be called JLT

Flash The Steel (20/1) for Martin Pipe HCP Hurdle, Dan Skelton said last weekend the horse been aimed at this race all season

Hardly unpredictable but if Tiger Roll ( 6/4) lines up in the Cross Country he'd canter around and win easy .

For the Gold Cup I was very keen on Kemboy but Al Boum Photo looked good at Tramore and will go straight to the race again, for me it's between those 2.
 

midoshairband

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Don't really like antepost as when i have done in the past it's always been a disaster but their are a few horses I like right now.

Altior in Champion Chase, realistically that is the only race it can go for, I think even the Ryanair will be too long for it. It looks a weak Champion Chase and is 7/2 with some firms still.

Honeysuckle ( 2/1) in Mares Hurdle, it might even run in the Champion Hurdle if it wins the Irish version end of January, looks a very good mare

Goshen (8/1)in Triumph, looks a machine and runs at Ascot this weekend

Faugheen (7/1) in 2 1/2 mile novice chase, used to be called JLT

Flash The Steel (20/1) for Martin Pipe HCP Hurdle, Dan Skelton said last weekend the horse been aimed at this race all season

Hardly unpredictable but if Tiger Roll ( 6/4) lines up in the Cross Country he'd canter around and win easy .

For the Gold Cup I was very keen on Kemboy but Al Boum Photo looked good at Tramore and will go straight to the race again, for me it's between those 2.
sky bet are NRNB on all races, removes some of the risk.

i was wondering what Faugheen would go for, was impressive the other day in Ireland.

considered Altior, but too big a risk with me given his current fitness etc. but you’re right, it’s a weak race.

i’m also quite keen on Min for the Ryanair at the moment.

Gold cup is wide open - I backed Lostintranslation lad April, all looked good until a couple of weeks ago. i also like the look of Presenting Percy in this.
 

cider spurs

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I see Paisley Park won the cleeve at Cheltenham again yesterday.

Currently best odds of 5/2 to regain his stayers hurdle crown at the festival.

Personally think he'll follow up from last year's victory.
 
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