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    Gordon Elliott has decscirbed this guys cruising speed as frightening

    http://www.attheraces.com/form/horse...dor/FR/2886721
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Fayonagh entered on Saturday at Fairyhouse in a maiden hurdle

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    Gordon Elliott has decscirbed this guys cruising speed as frightening

    http://www.attheraces.com/form/horse...dor/FR/2886721
    Maybe that's why he fell the last twice?

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    Cash job some day soon Art
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    If Brandon Castle were mines he'd be straight down to Seven Barrows in the morning. If ever a horse should go hurdling it's him.
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    Captain Forez is no more after an accident at Skeltons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    Captain Forez is no more after an accident at Skeltons.
    Terrible news DG and he would have made a fabulous chaser one day

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    Robin Roe back in light exercise, no date set for return yet

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    Had lots of promise that one - be good to see him back on the track eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    Captain Forez is no more after an accident at Skeltons.
    More awful news.

    I'd somewhat forgotten about Robin Roe. Glad to hear he's OK.

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    Just before the stable tours come out and we see Fayoonagh tomorrow, here is a list of Elliotts top hurdling prospects

    Not too shabby

    Samcro, Fayoonagh, lucky Pass, blow by blow, Moonbeg Worldwide, Roli Poi, Rapid Escape and Miracle in Medinah

    Throw into the mix whatever summer shopping GIGI have done
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    From what I've heard you can add Azua Emery and Choungaya to that list who are Gigginstown horses.


    I'm wondering how much the loss that Ryanair will make from the cancelled flights episode will affect the Gigginstown operation, or is it self financing ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    From what I've heard you can add Azua Emery to that list who is a Gigginstown horse.


    I'm wondering how much the loss that Ryanair will make from the cancelled flights episode will affect the Gigginstown operation, or is it self financing ?
    Their stated aim is to break even at absolute best on the horses

    Time for Michael to leave the airline game, his days of bullying and autocracy are outdated. He can just bully trainers from here on in
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    I believe that Scarpeta is the first horse for Thurloe Thoroughbreds with Willie.

    Was a tough sort with Johnston on the level and progeny of SOF are going well in NH sphere.

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    To put all this into perspective, there are at least 40 youngish horses new to Closutton for this season. They have come from the flat, France and PtP amongst other sources but the majority were expensive and are qualified for novice hurdles. One or two that were acquired last season are already in the Cheltenham markets but the majority have not yet done any serious work and no-one knows how good they are both comparatively and in absolute terms.

    Other big yards have similarly stocked up and picking the Cheltenham winners at this stage makes locating a needle in a haystack look like child's play.
    The older I get the better I was.

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    A few taking performances over the weekend:

    Fayonagh looked to really enjoy herself and jumped slickly. Will take a decent mare to beat her and she’ll hold her own against the boys if she gets the chance

    The novice at Fontwell looked above average and was taken with Chosen Path. Held up, he looked to be travelling best for the last 3/4 mile even though he was very green. Would expect him to come on bundles and could be exciting

    The last one is Palmers Hill at Uttoxeter on Sunday. I think he cost £300k+ after winning a point (previously beaten by the ill-fated Flemenshill). Was quite a short price fav overnight but drifted on track, but that did not stop him in the race. Jumped well, travelled all over his rivals, but ultimately had to work harder than looked likely to win. He could be very good but is definitely not a dark one

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    Fayonagh enjoyed her jumping. Hopefully she is good enough so that they avoid the mares with her
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Hopefully, but the initial noises seem to be they're favouring the Mares, but it's a long way off...

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    Poli Roi out tomorrow.

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    I was impressed by Chosen Path also


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