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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimChance View Post
    What could they be thinking with him?
    The old Ladbroke Hurdle (Coral.ie Hurdle?) at Leopardstown, on the first day of the new 2-day Festival in early February.

    Ä100,00 added, so similar value to Sunday's event at Fairyhouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    The old Ladbroke Hurdle (Coral.ie Hurdle?) at Leopardstown, on the first day of the new 2-day Festival in early February.

    €100,00 added, so similar value to Sunday's event at Fairyhouse.
    Good shout.

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    Maybe, or they may look at protecting his mark now and they've got the Coral Cup at the Festival in their sights.

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    Did occur to me that the Festival might be the aim, Paul........though the Leopardstown Hurdle similar value to both Coral Cup and County.

    Might be one to follow off the cliff over the rest of the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    Did occur to me that the Festival might be the aim, Paul........though the Leopardstown Hurdle similar value to both Coral Cup and County.
    Leopardstown would be easier for them in terms of conditions, handicap mark and am sure Willie has something else lined up for Chelt
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Yep......McManus will have any amount of them being primed for the Festival handicaps.
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    Couldn't spot any comments on him, but Downtown Getaway deserves a mention for his bumper win. A few runners disappointed, but he did it emphatically and the race has a bit of history (Getabird, Identity Thief, Outlander). One for the tracker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpetual View Post
    Couldn't spot any comments on him, but Downtown Getaway deserves a mention for his bumper win. A few runners disappointed, but he did it emphatically and the race has a bit of history (Getabird, Identity Thief, Outlander). One for the tracker

    Yep and closely follow the next 3 in the race too

    Plenty were talked up ahead of the race.

    More than a fair chance the winner will be in green and gold or the miserable looking but kind hearted Barry Connell colours next time out
    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 SlimChance View Post
    What do we make of Bleu Et Rogue yesterday? I had a decent bet at 14/1 and was expecting him to go very close. Did his jumping let him down or is there another day in mind for him?
    I thought he was going well enough until Meri Devie seemed to veer into him heavily, I think after 3 out. I think that made Geraghty's mind up that todays not the day.
    Although it could easily be that he was simply out for the spin.

    He really is some pig of a jumper. Some engine though!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hezz View Post
    I thought he was going well enough until Meri Devie seemed to veer into him heavily, I think after 3 out. I think that made Geraghty's mind up that todays not the day.
    Although it could easily be that he was simply out for the spin.

    He really is some pig of a jumper. Some engine though!!!
    Has to be a big pot in him. Handicapper has dropped him a pound, Bury him again over Xmas and win when you like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimChance View Post
    Has to be a big pot in him.
    For sure, riddled with ability!

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    One I took out of Sunday was Cilaos Emery. He traveled very kindly for much of the race and wasnít knocked about. Could be being lined up for one of the handicaps in March.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimChance View Post
    What could they be thinking with him?
    Leopardstown.
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    The winner is the horse to take out of the race.
    How many horses have won 100k handicap hurdles after stopping into the last two jumps anyone ?... The Iliad winning this race in 1986 comes to mind but that is a long time ago.
    Last edited by edgt; 7th December 2017 at 11:58 PM. Reason: Mix up of horses in original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgt View Post
    The winner is the horse to take out of the race.
    How many horses have won 100k handicap hurdles after stopping into the last two jumps anyone ?... The Iliad winning this race in 1986 comes to mind but that is a long time ago.
    Just watched the race back. The winner was awful at the last two I didn't take much notice first time around.

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    Are we talking about David's Charm here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Handful View Post
    Are we talking about David's Charm here?

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgt View Post
    The winner is the horse to take out of the race.
    How many horses have won 100k handicap hurdles after stopping into the last two jumps anyone ?... The Iliad winning this race in 1986 comes to mind but that is a long time ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by SlimChance View Post
    Just watched the race back. The winner was awful at the last two I didn't take much notice first time around.
    Raised 9lbs from 134 to 143. Still think he's 'Well in' off that mark? Potential next big pot 2m - 2m 4f H'Cap hurdle on Soft/Heavy ??

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    Still a novice so they might try to bag one at Limerick over Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgt View Post
    Still a novice so they might try to bag one at Limerick over Christmas.
    In his interview after the race the trainer said novice hurdling

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