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    The Ladbrokes Trophy Chase Newbury Sat Dec 1st


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    I like Elegant Escape a lot
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    I like Ms Parfois loads.

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    Thomas Patrick my main bet in this, with savers on El Bandit and Step Back.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

    SlimChance, March 2018

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    Step Back looks ideal, but the trainer puts me off.

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    My favourite handicap of the year-think Clan des Obeaux would have a right chance if he runs.

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    Liked the run under top weight today over hurdles of ​Dingo Dollar

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    Win some,lose some,but always enjoying it

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    I own a toenail of Kemboy and this is the plan (currently) for him. He's no handicap snip and wouldn't fancy him off 11-09 if no Thistlecrack, but still would be great just to have a runner in the race

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    As posted on 2 mile thread I spoke to Jim Barfry about him yesterday.
    Might just make a day trip to Newbury on the strength of it and get in Fairyhouse Sunday.

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    Makes you think how well in he was in the Irish National off 145. I prefer the Clonmel option but we don't get (or in my case, want) a vote.
    The older I get the better I was.

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    Remember WPM quotes Tom Dreaper's formula of a Gold Cup horse being able to win a top handicap off top weight from the front.
    You may as well find out in December what you have.

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    I'd rather do the Ryanair this season and Gold Cup the next. He's only 6.

    I doubt it will go that way.
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    Elegant Escape and Thomas Patrick running tomorrow. I don't know about the Hennessy yet but I'm taking Thomas Patrick for tomorrow anyway.
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    Delighted with that. Thomas Patrick swerves the penalty, and I reckon he’ll strip a lot fitter next time up.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    EE is a fine hoss. Unfortunate in that he is just short up too class
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    I've been looking through the entries. Looks very open. Regal Encore ran the race of his life when third last year at 66/1. Admittedly he is a win or be pulled up type, but at a massive 50/1 it is tempting to back him each way again, knowing that a first four finish will be the same as backing a 12/1 winner. I will be looking to back something else nearer the race (and have two running for me). At the moment I am thinking, 'why let the big price put me off' Regal Encore?!
    Last edited by Marble; 11th November 2018 at 6:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marble View Post
    I've been looking through the entries. Looks very open. Regal Encore ran the race of his life when third last year at 66/1. Admittedly he is a win or be pulled up type, but at a massive 50/1 it is tempting to back him each way again, knowing that a first four finish will be the same as backing a 12/1 winner. I will be looking to back something else nearer the race (and have two running for me). At the moment I am thinking, 'why let the big price put me off' Regal Encore?!
    Not quite, Marble.

    £10 ew at 50/1, (1/4-odds) costs £20, returns £135 = 5.75/1

    You'll maybe get 12/1 place-only on the day.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    I'm hoping to start rating the race later today. I see El Bandit has been taken out (along with Ballyoptic).
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    Can’t say I’m surprised, given El Bandit’s shi*tty performance at the weekend.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

    SlimChance, March 2018

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    I've had a quickish look at the ones I reckon to be the more likely candidates. There's a lot of form I still have to look at but for this race I'm looking for a potential Gold Cup winner off a good handicap mark. Whisper didn't quite win the race last year but in trying to give Total Recall so much weight his performance would have been good enough to win an average Gold Cup. Hendo tends to send a top class horse for this so despite his setback yesterday I imagine Terrefort will be getting intense treatment to ensure he gets there fit and well.

    Bear in mind, too, that second-season novices might be able to find 10lbs or so pretty much from nowhere. If they're already high class so much the better, so the festival novice chases should be a happy hunting ground.

    Don't forget those that for one reason or another were forced to miss those races so remain entirely under the radar.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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