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    King George Boxing/St Stephen's Day 2017

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    33% is enough that some people 'Might Bite'

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    Very good DH. I've spent 2 minutes trying to think of a witty Thistlecrack reply but failed

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    Will have to get over there if the plan to close Kempton goes ahead
    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 Perpetual View Post
    Very good DH. I've spent 2 minutes trying to think of a witty Thistlecrack reply but failed
    His Thistle will Crack, when the Henderson horse canters all over him.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    His Thistle will Crack, when the Henderson horse canters all over him.

    That's why your a forum legend Grassy and i just post links!

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

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    Can't see any obvious value

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    If I wasn't already on MB, Whisper at 20/1 would make plenty of appeal, based on his Cheltenham and Aintree runs behind the Biter........though not convinced that Hendo would run them in opposition to each other.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Have you given up on Cue Card at this stage Nick?
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Absolutely........they all have their form tail-off eventually, and much as I love the horse, he is a no-hoper in the KG, as far as I'm concerned (and likely the same in any G1 over 3m).
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    I disagree and won't totally write him off until he starts disappointing on the track

    For most horses, last season would have been viewed as a triumph (two grade 1 wins and second in two others) but you tend to think it was disappointing

    He's still had less than 40 career runs, loves the course, it can often cut-up to a handful of runners, he'll definitely be targeted and there have even been a few 11 year old winners in the last couple of decades

    Perhaps he is EW value at 25/1...

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    I expressed similar sentiments about Moscow Flyer in his final season too, Perp. Age catches-up with them all, and the truly great horses tend to fall faster and further than most.

    A horse like Tea For Two wouldn't see which way Cue Card went in his pomp, but CC is anchored around that level now, and he certainly isn't going to improve. He is also going to be facing a particularly-promising batch of second-season chasers, and some very good established ones. I can't have him for the King George at all, I'm afraid.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    You talk sense Grassy but the hearts ruling the head on this one

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    That is allowed every now and then.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

    SlimChance, March 2018

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    Assuming Douvan won't run I'd be all over Might Bite if the race was today. He would have beat Thistlescrack by a fence had he run in the King George .....can't see any the likely runners keeping tabs on him round Kempton.
    Formely Fist of Fury

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    Race looks made for Might Bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpetual View Post
    You talk sense Grassy but the hearts ruling the head on this one
    He's a soft ground horse Ben. He can't be entirely ruled out on that, and you'd be pretty sure you'd get a good run for your money on that ground.

    If the good lord cry's his eyes out this season, especially around December 25th, this could bring Cue Card back to his usual, high-level standard.

    He may still only manage fourth or fifth, but it would be a nice way to go out, behind a champions league field.
    Last edited by Marble; 8th September 2017 at 4:09 AM.

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    Cheers marb and it will be me crying his eyes out if the miracle happens

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    Probably me too.....though for all the wrong reasons!!
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

    SlimChance, March 2018

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