Page 27 of 28 FirstFirst ... 1722232425262728 LastLast
Results 521 to 540 of 548

Thread: Novice Chasers 2017/2018

  1. #521
    Senior Member TheBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    1,592
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked 101 Times in 87 Posts
    There would be some rather upset people if he was stepped up in trip. However if you consider that Sceau Royal is only ever going to be a 2 miler and that Footpad was a staying on 2nd to Petit Mouchoir in the ICH last season it isnít beyond the realms of possibility that history repeats itself and Footpad does end up in the JLT.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many

    To remove these adverts please either login or join if you are not a member.


     

  3. #522
    Senior Member Grasshopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    12,533
    Thanks
    727
    Thanked 520 Times in 401 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    The wish is the father of the thought on that one, I reckon, TheBear.

    After he has won the Irish Arkle, Footpad will run in the English equivalent - Iíve doubts on that score.

    PS. Naturally, I reserve the right to grossly violate Munir/Souede, should they ultimately choose to run Footpad in the JLT.
    Last edited by Grasshopper; 12th January 2018 at 6:12 PM.
    Spouting shite on here since 2006.

  4. #523
    Senior Member TheBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    1,592
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked 101 Times in 87 Posts
    As has been well documented the owners have no qualms running two good ones in the same race so my wishes probably wonít come true. Still, the presence of them both will only serve to create a better price for The Mouch!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #524
    Senior Member granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Moscow Flyer Stables
    Posts
    14,817
    Thanks
    333
    Thanked 433 Times in 308 Posts
    Wonder what plan they have for the storyteller.

    Have impression connections wouldn't mind a plot
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

  6. #525
    Senior Member Grasshopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    12,533
    Thanks
    727
    Thanked 520 Times in 401 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Close Brothers Hcap for that one, maybe.
    Spouting shite on here since 2006.

  7. #526
    Senior Member Kauto Abu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    1,314
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 140 Times in 98 Posts
    The second last didnít help his cause much today. That was a good race today. It was a G3 on paper only.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #527
    Senior Member Grey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Brussels
    Posts
    8,341
    Thanks
    279
    Thanked 302 Times in 204 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    Wonder what plan they have for the storyteller.

    Have impression connections wouldn't mind a plot
    Har har

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Grey For This Useful Post:

    granger (13th January 2018)

  10. #528
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,606
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked 127 Times in 105 Posts

    Novice Chasers 2017/2018

    Nice confidence booster for Fountains Windfall there. 12/1 for the RSA now but must be a doubt heíll jump that well in a bigger field that he canít dominate. Not much more than an average bunch of handicappers in todayís opposition


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by viking; 13th January 2018 at 5:31 PM.

  11. #529
    Senior Member Grasshopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    12,533
    Thanks
    727
    Thanked 520 Times in 401 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Footpad reported on course for Irish Arkle.

    "Footpad is in great shape, and this race is marked out for him," said Mullins.
    Spouting shite on here since 2006.

  12. #530
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Bristol/Somerset
    Posts
    719
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 55 Times in 50 Posts
    Saint Calvados looks very useful.

  13. #531
    Senior Member Grasshopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    12,533
    Thanks
    727
    Thanked 520 Times in 401 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Monalee pleasing Henry DeBromhead since his fall at Leopardstown, and might go for the Flogas at the Dublin Festival.

    Reported on Final Furlong podcast that Simon Munir's representative says that if all goes well in Irish Arkle, they have every intention of running him in the English version, even if it means a clash with Sceau Royal.
    Last edited by Grasshopper; 17th January 2018 at 4:24 PM.
    Spouting shite on here since 2006.

  14. #532
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Waterford
    Posts
    6,993
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 62 Times in 56 Posts
    HdB was speaking at a press conference which was shown on ATR last night-he said Monalee was very sorry after his fall but was on the mend -gave the impression that Leopardstown was unlikely unless cuts up badly-offered nothing positive in relation to Cheltenham.

  15. #533
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    2,280
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked 301 Times in 220 Posts
    The older I get the better I was.

  16. #534
    Senior Member Euronymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Leyland
    Posts
    15,499
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 180 Times in 139 Posts
    The RSA is there for the taking. Presenting Percy to be feared for sure but the rest of the oppo don't look all that. If Monalee and PP line-up that pretty much assures Invitation Only goes for the easier JLT judging by Ruby's recent comments.

  17. #535
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,606
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked 127 Times in 105 Posts
    Terrefort is one to look out for IMO. The handicapperís raised him to 151 from an opening mark of 137 which looked rather generous on his run at Huntingdon and that rules him out of the opening day handicap. So heíll have to go up to graded company if he goes for a novice race at the Festival and will probably need at least one more prep run. Another one for Munir/Souede


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  18. #536
    Senior Member granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Moscow Flyer Stables
    Posts
    14,817
    Thanks
    333
    Thanked 433 Times in 308 Posts
    If Sutton Place is sound, he'd run a huge race in either race
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to granger For This Useful Post:

    viking (17th January 2018)

  20. #537
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    1,923
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked 186 Times in 159 Posts
    I was very impressed with Terrefort but has to be a doubt as to how he’ll handle better ground. His form to date has been with plenty of give.
    Alcohol, because no good story ever started with "I was eating this salad..."

  21. #538
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    393
    Thanks
    74
    Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    If Sutton Place is sound, he'd run a huge race in either race
    Highly unlikely to run on the likely ground. They pulled him out at Xmas at leopardstown on account of the going.

    Sent from my SM-G360F using Tapatalk

  22. #539
    Senior Member Perpetual's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Thames Valley
    Posts
    2,002
    Thanks
    223
    Thanked 321 Times in 192 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonjers View Post
    Saint Calvados looks very useful.
    Really impressive to win like that off 147 and jumped impeccably. Will be graded races next and he's likely to be underestimated

  23. #540
    Senior Member Tanlic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Bangkok Thailand
    Posts
    6,191
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 173 Times in 156 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanlic View Post
    That could be down to the fact he wasn't fit when he ran in the Greatwood and the 2 Championship races came too early in his career.

    I would be happier if Nico was riding him but that is unlikely being owned by Buckley
    Seems like someone agrees.....David Mullins is Brain dead excuse the pun :0)
    Formely Fist of Fury

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •