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    A bit surprising to see him on good ground, but Kalashnikov has his first spin over fences this afternoon at Warwick

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    I've layed him for a few quid on the basis that his sires progeny nearly always underperform their achievements over hurdlers when put over the bigger obstacles. Also the fact he's up against three decent rivals.

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    I suppose if you're going to oppose a hot favourite do it against an odds on shot first time up. It's a big call in this instance though Brian. He'd have an engine almost two stones better than this lot and even if he's not quite at his best, if his jumping is just okay, he wins this. Also I don't mind Kalanisi's to be honest. Quite a few carry their heads high and that's probably what you're referring to I guess, but I haven't noticed that with Kalashnikov. It screams 'leave alone race' to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maruco View Post
    I suppose if you're going to oppose a hot favourite do it against an odds on shot first time up. It's a big call in this instance though Brian. He'd have an engine almost two stones better than this lot and even if he's not quite at his best, if his jumping is just okay, he wins this. Also I don't mind Kalanisi's to be honest. Quite a few carry their heads high and that's probably what you're referring to I guess, but I haven't noticed that with Kalashnikov. It screams 'leave alone race' to me.
    One to watch with interest. Cause no doubt even if Kalashnikov scrapes round he'll be seriously short next time out.

    I'm still convinced he needs further, his form does say otherwise though.

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    impressive round of jumping from Kalashnikov

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    He's beaten nothing but that was very impressive.

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    Very, and Warwick is a really good education for a two mile chaser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maruco View Post
    Very, and Warwick is a really good education for a two mile chaser.
    I think he'll need a bit further in top graded company
    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 granger View Post
    I think he'll need a bit further in top graded company
    Glad I'm not the only one thinking this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    I think he'll need a bit further in top graded company
    I disagree PJ. All Champion Chasers generally can stretch out to either two and half or even three. A current case in point would be both Footpad and Altior are both possibles for the King George. There are many more examples. Because of the pace of a Champion Chase on a stiff track a horse needs a combination of speed and stamina. Kalashnikov looks well suited to my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maruco View Post
    I disagree PJ. All Champion Chasers generally can stretch out to either two and half or even three. A current case in point would be both Footpad and Altior are both possibles for the King George. There are many more examples. Because of the pace of a Champion Chase on a stiff track a horse needs a combination of speed and stamina. Kalashnikov looks well suited to my eye.

    It's based on how I view his scope and not so much his profile - any good 2m chaser should get 2m 4 and all the best in my time have with ease

    On looks my thinking is 3m will be optimum for him - also wonder how ground dependent he is
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Trainer's quote on RacingUK

    "He's probably 85 per cent [in terms of fitness] because we haven't been able to get him the grass much. We are probably looking at one more run this side of Christmas, then one more and head to Cheltenham a fresh horse. The dream is still alive.The Plumpton bonus (win at Plumpton and then the Festival) is very much on our minds"

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    A 2 horse novice chase at Aintree tomorrow?

    What the hell
    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 granger View Post
    A 2 horse novice chase at Aintree tomorrow?

    What the hell
    Robin Waters is some certainty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    A 2 horse novice chase at Aintree tomorrow?

    What the hell
    And weíll be hearing trainers bleating for the rest of the season about lack of opportunities for their novice chasers


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    Nice performance from Bags Groove, notwithstanding a last fence lapse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonjers View Post
    Nice performance from Bags Groove, notwithstanding a last fence lapse.

    Yes. Taking performance. Some great leaps. Last fence will hopefully teach him a thing or 2
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Looked OK didn't he.
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    Slightly under the radar at Ffos Las, Kilbricken Storm in the novice chase (and Acey Milan in the maiden hurdle).
    The older I get the better I was.

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    I was taken with Kilbricken Storm and particularly how he came back after the last. Will surely come on bundles for it

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