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    Footpad entered but doesn’t run (NAP).
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Orchid View Post
    I don't really think it will matter how the race is run or what else is in it, Altior is a freak in terms of what he can do in the final half-mile at Cheltenham.
    I have a lot of sympathy with this statement, tbh......but I think Footpad could be in an altogether different class to any 2-mile chaser he’s faced to date. Hopefully both get to the Champion Chase at the top of their form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggers1972 View Post
    Can't see how anyone can fancy Min to reverse form, on decent ground beaten 7 lengths in Supreme. This year on heavy winning margin the same.
    My thinking is that the Supreme is a grinders race (lost of Gold Cup horses have run in it rather than the Neptune - Denman a notable exception) and whilst the QM is a speed test it really wasn't last year with the ground the way it was. I think Min would have a shot at reversing if that race was run on good.

    But I'm hoping this is all moot and Footpad runs
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    KG entries out this week.
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    hopefully we see Footpad this weekend so - given that he has 2 entries, the plan is to surely run him
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    I'm in for four months of hell/bliss with this horse now. What was I thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    Mullins much more likely to run Great Field, who would do a better job of taking Altior off his feet anyway. UDS wouldnít have the pace nowadays, I donít reckon.
    3 of his last 4 wins were at 2 miles -still got the ability to run em ragged over the shorter trip in his ground..to me that is what he is and always has been a Dunkirk style 2 miler
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    Tingle Creek entries will be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    Tingle Creek entries will be interesting.
    Altior
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    Special Tiara.

    I'd imagine Footpad will be entered but won't run.

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    "Footpad entered but doesn’t run (NAP)."


    I believe you are right . I will be very surprised if Footpad isn't targeted at all the top 2 mile races. Surely Munir and Souede will have a bigger input in to where the horse goes compared to Ricci who in my opinion is 100 % steered by Willie and Ruby.
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    Most owners, unless they are egotistically stupid or don't want winners, accept what Willie says. If they don't, it still usually goes his way. Footpad was going to run at Aintree last season but suddenly developed an injury that kept him out but allowed him to go to Punchestown.
    I'd be surprised and disappointed if Footpad wasn't in the QM in March but all entry avenues will be kept open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    Most owners, unless they are egotistically stupid or don't want winners, accept what Willie says. If they don't, it still usually goes his way. Footpad was going to run at Aintree last season but suddenly developed an injury that kept him out but allowed him to go to Punchestown.
    I'd be surprised and disappointed if Footpad wasn't in the QM in March but all entry avenues will be kept open.
    Hope Michael O"Leary isn't reading this Archie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double J View Post
    Altior
    Politologue
    UDS
    God's Own
    Special Tiara.

    I'd imagine Footpad will be entered but won't run.
    Saint Calvados will surely target this...

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    Footpad gets 2 weekend entries and Great Field just the Navan. Hopefully we see both
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Great Field at 5s.presume no chance he runs so
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Who is going the 5’s, PJ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    Who is going the 5’s, PJ?
    saw it on the RP article grass
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Footpad out at Naas, no Great Field at Navan
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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