View Poll Results: Who will win the 2018 CH

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    17 54.84%
  • Faugheen

    10 32.26%
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Thread: The Road To The 2018 Champion Hurdle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankel View Post
    Mullins says he'll probably stay hurdling next season.
    Odds on to line up in the Grand National then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double J View Post
    Odds on to line up in the Grand National then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    I need him to finish top-four to collect.

    Name three horses other than BDA who will finish in front of him.
    You win Grassy......you asked me for 3 I blew it and gave you 4 that finished in front of yours

    Hope the rest of the meeting treats you better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double J View Post
    Odds on to line up in the Grand National then.
    Harsh.

    King's Stand maybe
    All comers, all grounds, all beaten!

    This perfect mix of poetry and destruction.

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    The two time Champion Hurdler up close & personal.


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    Melon has run the race of his life by a country mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kauto Abu View Post
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    She would make a better hurdler than him she has longer legs

    But I suspect Nicky would like to Chase her
    Last edited by Tanlic; 14th March 2018 at 5:35 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hezz View Post
    I think Barry might be best hanging up his riding boots at the end of the season. One more year might be one too many.
    On second thoughts...

    Geraghty looked a bit shook looking and spoke like a man either very stressed or thinking of future adventures.
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankel View Post
    Harsh.

    King's Stand maybe
    Right that's it, Your on the Ignore list, Banned for life even
    How dare you mention something that just runs instead of runs and jumps over things

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    On second thoughts...

    Geraghty looked a bit shook looking and spoke like a man either very stressed or thinking of future adventures.
    I think he knew the horse got him out of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fonz View Post
    Right that's it, Your on the Ignore list, Banned for life even
    How dare you mention something that just runs instead of runs and jumps over things
    Ignorance

    All comers, all grounds, all beaten!

    This perfect mix of poetry and destruction.

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    I'm still working on some figures for day one but I'm coming down to the idea that Buveur D'Air was well off his best form - and probably didn't need to be near it - to win the Champion Hurdle.

    Comparative times and sectionals with the Supreme suggest the form is not much better than the novices' race. The proximity of Mick Jazz doesn't help.

    I think the ground has probably been much more of a leveller in the Champion than in the Supreme. In the latter, the principals had carved out their reputations in midwinter ground whereas BDA had been seeing off weaker opposition in duff races.

    It reminded me a wee bit of Rooster Booster being all out in heavy ground at Sandown to see of the mudlover Self Defense who was a vastly inferior animal.

    We can all but put a line through the Champion form I reckon.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    Hard to believe but if the likes of Samcro heads elsewhere next year we could end up with a 3 times winner of the Champion Hurdle just for turning up.

    Because of the ground he's made semi hard work of things but on a better surface he's probably/most likely beat Lemon much easier.

    So what on earth apart from physical ailments or the like is going to stop him next year?
    Formely Fist of Fury

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    Laurina?
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Melon should have taken him this year but he's as soft as the fruit he's named after. The Supreme was a better race this year and Laurina wouldn't be out of it.
    Last edited by Grey; 19th March 2018 at 5:45 PM.

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    Not a Melon fan Art?
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    I thought I read somewhere that Summerville was staying hurdling ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    Not a Melon fan Art?
    Great looker, great talent, mushy constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Orchid View Post
    I'm still working on some figures for day one but I'm coming down to the idea that Buveur D'Air was well off his best form - and probably didn't need to be near it - to win the Champion Hurdle.

    Comparative times and sectionals with the Supreme suggest the form is not much better than the novices' race. The proximity of Mick Jazz doesn't help.

    I think the ground has probably been much more of a leveller in the Champion than in the Supreme. In the latter, the principals had carved out their reputations in midwinter ground whereas BDA had been seeing off weaker opposition in duff races.

    It reminded me a wee bit of Rooster Booster being all out in heavy ground at Sandown to see of the mudlover Self Defense who was a vastly inferior animal.

    We can all but put a line through the Champion form I reckon.
    Totally agree. Melon has run a stone way above of anything we've seen before. Interestingly well backed last week but layed to bits for the Irish equivalent, which surely would have given him a better chance of winning.
    Last edited by tiggers1972; 19th March 2018 at 8:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardross View Post
    I thought I read somewhere that Summerville was staying hurdling ?
    https://www.racingpost.com/news/news...ampaign/324076

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