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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane fly View Post
    Samcro went off odds on against Melon, assuming he is over hurdles and mops up everything in Ireland before facing BDA I’d be surprised if he is bigger than 11/4
    If he stays hurdling you don't need the any race market though ... you cam just back him in the CH.

    The price against Melon was hype based and plenty of people thought Melon was a better bet.

    I'd expect Buveur D'air to beat Samcro over hurdles until I see Samcro do something much more impressive than beat Black Op.

    Even though it's not a huge "if", Samcro hasn't proven himself a champion hurdler yet.... and I still don't think he ever will, albeit because I am confident they'll stick to the original plan and go chasing. I don't see how falling at Punchestown makes out likely he stays over hurdles at all ... if anything, it puts a line under it for me, and he embarks on a chasing career and we forget all about his relative hurdles career

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    I agree; the only way they stayed hurdling was if he won at Punchestown imho

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    Just to clarify I donít expect him to stay hurdling, it just seemed bycomments that people were suggesting he would be bigger than the 5/2 or 11/4 any race price that is around now, and I donít think that is the case.

    Black Ops form makes a 2+ length victory the strongest novice form of the year for me, and like I say on the assumption he goes to Cheltenham unbeaten he would be a smaller price than the AR price now.

    Long story short I think the 5/2 AR is the value bet for Samcro (if such a price can be value this far out) even though I expect him to go here.

    I would however be interested to see if Black Op goes here or the RSA, he only lost to santini by half a length over 2.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane fly View Post
    Just to clarify I don’t expect him to stay hurdling, it just seemed bycomments that people were suggesting he would be bigger than the 5/2 or 11/4 any race price that is around now, and I don’t think that is the case.

    Black Ops form makes a 2+ length victory the strongest novice form of the year for me, and like I say on the assumption he goes to Cheltenham unbeaten he would be a smaller price than the AR price now.

    Long story short I think the 5/2 AR is the value bet for Samcro (if such a price can be value this far out) even though I expect him to go here.

    I would however be interested to see if Black Op goes here or the RSA, he only lost to santini by half a length over 2.5

    I'd have thought it will be between the jlt and arkle for black op personally, (with summerville boy staying over hurdles) I'll be suprised if he dosent atleast start at 2m.

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    Less than 3 months since:
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    Check out where they were a year ago and consider what sort of price you want about your current fancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
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    Check out where they were a year ago and consider what sort of price you want about your current fancy.
    Good point Archie - they wouldn't be on the radar, neither would Black Hercules from a couple of seasons ago. On the flip side of that, Yorkhill and Vautour are two recent winners of the JLT that were at the head of the market from an early stage.

    Like many on here, I'll be making best use of the any race markets rather than trying to pick a novice to win over intermediate distances at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    Less than 3 months since:
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    Check out where they were a year ago and consider what sort of price you want about your current fancy.
    You don't get paid out on 4th?
    Why have you included 4th

    Tis a good point though ... I am probably the canary down the mine for a few people on here, so if I am not having a bet yet, then maybe it isn't safe

    any news on Kemboy archie? All safe and sound out to grass? (Where does he go to grass?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevloaf View Post
    You don't get paid out on 4th?
    Why have you included 4th

    Tis a good point though ... I am probably the canary down the mine for a few people on here, so if I am not having a bet yet, then maybe it isn't safe

    any news on Kemboy archie? All safe and sound out to grass? (Where does he go to grass?)

    4th does get you into the winners enclosure though. I did think of adding '5. Finians Oscar' given he was one of the big fancies a year ago.
    I actually included Kemboy because, when I bought into him in September (?), he was being aimed at the stayers hurdle. Just an example of how difficult it is to predict a Festival target this far out and further backing for the 'any race' punters.
    Kemboy is, as far as I know, safely on his hols. Willie has a separate facility although some owners like to take their horses home for the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post

    4th does get you into the winners enclosure though. I did think of adding '5. Finians Oscar' given he was one of the big fancies a year ago.
    I actually included Kemboy because, when I bought into him in September (?), he was being aimed at the stayers hurdle. Just an example of how difficult it is to predict a Festival target this far out and further backing for the 'any race' punters.
    Kemboy is, as far as I know, safely on his hols. Willie has a separate facility although some owners like to take their horses home for the summer.
    Just out of Curiosity Archie , when was the decision made to go J.L.T, ?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigChaang View Post
    Just out of Curiosity Archie , when was the decision made to go J.L.T, ?.
    I actually bought in in October, BC, and looking back through the monthly Supreme newsletters he's still set for hurdles at the start of October but switched to chasing at the start of November. Essentially, if they come back in at the end of July it will be 10 weeks or so before they're in fast work. I think that Patrick schooled him at that time and was impressed and the rest is history.

    As far as the actual race is concerned, he was left in the Arkle, JLT and RSA at the 6 day stage but he would have been stable second or third choice in any of them and unless something happened to the likes of Footpad or Al Boum Photo he was likely to go for the JLT from about 6 weeks out.

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