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    Delta Work was impressive for me. Jumped well in the main and adjusted naturally when he wasn't right at a fence. Won a touch cosily over a distance well short of his best.
    The older I get the better I was.

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    Any chance of merging the two seasonal novice chase threads?
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Orchid View Post
    Any chance of merging the two seasonal novice chase threads?
    Is there any need? Mine is purely punting related.

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    Fair enough.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    Nice word for Draconien

    With Draconien, initially after Punchestown I thought I'm going to stick hurdling, but when I saw how much he matured over the summer I said, 'this fellow is a chaser,'. We schooled him over fences the other day; he's very, very good, so I'm going to go chasing with him.
    Draconien looks like he could be in the Footpad league. It's a big league to be in, but that is the league we are aspiring to be in at this stage of the season with him, though I don't think he can run as often. He'll have a much tighter schedule.
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    The older I get the better I was.

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    Doesn't set the pulse racing

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    Lostintranslation, Thomas Campbell and La Bague au Roi out tomorrow at Newbury and the mare will be my pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    Having backed Cracking Smart for the 4-Miler, I’m sort of chuffed they haven’t given him an entry. Hopefully he’ll return in something like the Florida Pearl, and then finish a staying on 3rd in the Fort Leney over Christmas.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpetual View Post
    Lostintranslation, Thomas Campbell and La Bague au Roi out tomorrow at Newbury and the mare will be my pick
    The way Thomas Campbell gets withdrawn I'd wait before gambling

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    I'll be betting La Bague au Roi .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    Having backed Cracking Smart for the 4-Miler, I’m sort of chuffed they haven’t given him an entry. Hopefully he’ll return in something like the Florida Pearl, and then finish a staying on 3rd in the Fort Leney over Christmas.

    I hope he is a bit better than the 4 miler - think he is possible quiet ground dependent also
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Not unusual for Gigginstown to send one of their good novices to the 4-miler, and he may want further than the RSA trip if the ground is on the quicker side. Reckon this one is a relentless stayer.

    That’s the theory anyway.
    Last edited by Grasshopper; 8th November 2018 at 11:12 AM.
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    Thomas Campbell needs further but ran a fair race. The mare looked like she could take 2 lengths out of them whenever she wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimChance View Post
    I'll be betting La Bague au Roi .
    Please I saw this & did likewise, thanks Slim

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2017diary View Post
    Please I saw this & did likewise, thanks Slim
    I wasn't as dogmatic about this one because Lostintranslation looked a fair opponent but at the prices the mare was the bet. She was mighty impressive especially going to the front by a few lengths when she wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimChance View Post
    I wasn't as dogmatic about this one because Lostintranslation looked a fair opponent but at the prices the mare was the bet. She was mighty impressive especially going to the front by a few lengths when she wanted.
    Pretty much my assumption as well. From 2 out Johnson was holding back a lot of horse whilst Power was full at it. Lostintranslation one to still keep an eye on, stayed on well enough, and I've always believed Tizzards runners come good after Christmas.

    Tricky one what to do with La Bague Au Roi, a real smart mare, but I believe she's a few pound off being grade 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    Not unusual for Gigginstown to send one of their good novices to the 4-miler, and he may want further than the RSA trip if the ground is on the quicker side. Reckon this one is a relentless stayer.

    That’s the theory anyway.
    Oleary has said if a horse is no good it goes to the 4 miler.

    Granted plenty of good horses have come out of it now
    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 redundant pal View Post
    Doesn't set the pulse racing
    No hype horse in it but few there on my tracker.

    Surprised no Draconien
    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 Roys Baguette did it very nicely and would clean up mares chases if they decide to focus on those. I hope they don't. Lostintransalation also ran a super race, jumping great in the main and will win plenty

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