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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Orchid View Post
    Is the news 'official', by the way?

    I'm not seeing it on any of the racing sites.

    Could it be an exercise in deflection?
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    This is not unrelated to Gordon Elliot/BHA beef, is my take.

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    "Get it right up him," says I.

    I suspect Martin Greenwood will be quietly relieved the Tiger Roll circus has left town.
    Last edited by Desert Orchid; 2nd March 2021 at 12:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Orchid View Post
    .Could it be an exercise in deflection?
    Without a doubt an attempt to draw attention from the other news!

    It was released to all and sunder last night, but the Main racing sites haven't released anything because they don't want to deflect from the juicy story that running at the moment...typical media...I hate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbet View Post
    ...typical media...I hate them.
    Me too. I'm just off to write a comment on Max Clifford on the Chit-chat section.
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    The Tiger Roll story is on the RP site now.
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    Today's scratchings

    Presenting Percy
    Tiger Roll
    Battleoverdoyen
    Aso
    Al Roc
    Champagne Classic
    Robin Des Foret
    Rocky's Treasure
    Cap Du Nord
    A Toi Phil
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    Ooh. So Yala Enki is still in.....(for now)....

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    How it looks after yesterday's scratchings

    https://www.racingpost.com/racecards...57/at-a-glance
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    The Storyteller would be an ironic ending to the final chapter....

    Gordon Elliot the rise and fall....best-seller

    Presenting Percy obviously hasn't recovered from the leg infection...

    No news statements forthcoming now that the stable is up in arms...bugger
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    48 hr decs for the Grimthorpe

    Beware The Bear
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    Copied from the Longshot thread:

    Grand National - Definitly Red 100/1 - hampered out of the 2017 National when just 10/1 (10lbs well in off 149) but took in the Gold Cup the following season by which time his mark had gone up 167. In 2019 he went for the Gold Cup again followed by the Punchestown Gold Cup. He was targeting last year's National again off 156 (4lbs well in) having hacked up in Saturday's Kelso race after the weights came out. Two poor runs this season require forgiving and I've no idea if he's even targeting the race this season but he's proved he isn't up to winning a Gold Cup so I don't see why not if he's in off 158. If he wins again on Saturday - or even just shows he's as good as he was this time last season - he'll be 20/1.
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    Surely Yala Enki has a chance of creating history if Bryony doesn't try and force the pace, and we get some rain?
    Baby maybe better come back next week, can't you see I'm on a losing streak

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    Round the back Grandad...

    A Peaky Blinder...
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    Fair play to Cloth Cap.

    Aso and Two For Gold 2nd and 3rd, so as an Admirals Secret fan, (he was in a blanket finish with these two the last day over 2M4F), I'd say the form is stacking up well.

    Roll on Admirals Secret over 3M in the Ultima...
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    Impressive stuff from Cloth Cap. I would have taken 8/1 NRNB after that but it was gone.

    He was seriously disadvantaged at the weights today but has toyed with them. It's possible they underperformed (Aso maybe ridden to conserve dubious stamina, Def Red maybe not fit, 2FG maybe not liking the track and not jumping as well as he can, LVL never put in it) but the form will still read v ery well and he'll have to go up a good bit, perhaps 12lbs, so will be that much officially well in on the day, all being well.

    A very worthy favourite.
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    Got to be very disappointed with Beware The Bear there.

    Looked like he'd been training over the puissance early in the race but never really looking to going well after. They'd be wasting their time taking him to Aintree on the back of that. I'd rather they took in something like the Ultima and hope today just got the freshness out of him.

    But today was poor,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Orchid View Post
    Got to be very disappointed with Beware The Bear there.

    Looked like he'd been training over the puissance early in the race but never really looking to going well after. They'd be wasting their time taking him to Aintree on the back of that. I'd rather they took in something like the Ultima and hope today just got the freshness out of him.

    But today was poor,
    Mm, didnít quite square with Hendersonís comments that he was the best horse there and expected him to do well. Mind you, he did add that Beware The Bear got on so well with the injured Jerry McGrath and that the main objective was to bring him back safe and sound for when they could renew their partnership.
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    Bellshill sustained a fatal injury on the gallops this morning.
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    Cloth Cap up to 162. Officially now a stone well-in for the Nash.

    Front runs, jumps great, and family is full of thorough stayers. Has to have a massive chance.
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