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    Do you not think riding him from the front in the Ballymore might leave him open to being picked off going up the hill by something coming off the pace. As is usually the case in the Ballymore. I know Willoughby Court is the exception to that rule in recent years but he's proven to really not enjoy being switched off the pace and seems to need to be ridden from the front. I think CS showed at Leopardstown he doesn't need that prominent style of riding to still be seen at his best.

    To me it looks like Willie has previously targeted the Neptune in the main with horses that have loads of gears
    & have shown a real turn of foot as bumpers/novices in Faugheen, Nichols Canyon, Yorkhill etc. Imo Carefully Selected looks like a more of a top quality diesel engine that will gallop all day at a right lick as opposed to the many sporty turbo types Mullins will have at his disposal.

    It's very early days anyway he hasn't even jumped a hurdle yet, plenty of water to pass under the bridge before we get to the festival. He's to keep onside tho, thats for sure.
    Yes exactly I could well be wrong, just my intuition at the moment. And backed accordingly the same as yourself, I'll look forward to seeing him jump a hurdle anyway this season, win his maiden and hopefully go on from there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby91 View Post
    Yes exactly I could well be wrong, just my intuition at the moment. And backed accordingly the same as yourself, I'll look forward to seeing him jump a hurdle anyway this season, win his maiden and hopefully go on from there
    Snap! I could be wrong myself sure wouldn't racing be boring if we all had the same opinions. What I am confident on is one of us is right and he won't be going for the Supreme (cue him lining up at the starting post the Tuesday next March)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanRock View Post
    Snap! I could be wrong myself sure wouldn't racing be boring if we all had the same opinions. What I am confident on is one of us is right and he won't be going for the Supreme (cue him lining up at the starting post the Tuesday next March)
    He did run Bellshill in the Supreme and time suggests that was the complete wrong trip

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    I've backed Gosheven at 50/1 1.5 pts e/w with 365 for this race this evening.

    Jocked up for Chepstow on Sunday with Richard Johnson aboard. That race has been won in the past by Reve De Sivola, Silviniaco Conti, Blaklion, Poetic Rhythm last season and Hobbs has won it before with Fingal Bay in 2011.

    Wouldn't need to win this race for me and he isn't one I think will shorten a lot but I think he'll progress nicely through the season.

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    I like the two Rooney horses- Time To Move On and Good Boy Bobby - for this (as mentioned on the 'horse to look forward to thread). The other two I like are Gallahers Cross and Seddon.

    Gallahers Cross - Nicky Henderson
    He has won a PTP and an impressive bumper winner in Ireland which saw him bought and moved to Henderson. He only ran once after his move in a hot bumper at Ascot where he travlled nicely for a long way and then stayed on well to be 4th. Henderson has already said he'd need 2 and a half miles over hurdles and given the fact he'll be 7 come the festival, I can see him being more competitive in the Albert Bartlett than the Ballymore.

    Seddon - Tom George
    Although I don't like to blindly follow history, this horse could progress along similar lines to The Worlds End for Tom George. He was a late debutant in his bumper (February) before going on to run in the Champion bumper where he travelled lovely before fading up the run in. He was one of the least experienced horses in the race so I can overlook that. His link to The Worlds End, who may have gone close to winning this race but for a fall, are not just his connections but also breeding. His sire Stowaway I feel produces better horses over a trip even though Champagne Fever did win a Supreme. Seddon is similarly out of a Beneficial mare so there is stamina on both sides. With more experience this season I think he'll go under the radar and this race could be his ultimate target.

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    Added GoodBoyBobby to my A.B list yesterday.-33-1 @ corals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevloaf View Post
    I've backed Gosheven at 50/1 1.5 pts e/w with 365 for this race this evening.

    Jocked up for Chepstow on Sunday with Richard Johnson aboard. That race has been won in the past by Reve De Sivola, Silviniaco Conti, Blaklion, Poetic Rhythm last season and Hobbs has won it before with Fingal Bay in 2011.

    Wouldn't need to win this race for me and he isn't one I think will shorten a lot but I think he'll progress nicely through the season.
    Finished 3rd.

    Comments for his run...from SL
    Soon held up in last pair, steady headway on inside 3 out, 4th and hit next, kept on into 3rd run-in, no chance with 1st 2

    and from RP
    Behind, ridden and outpaced by principals from 8th, took poor 3rd at last.

    The positive is he certainly looked like he needed to go up in trip

    I'd like to see him gaining plenty of experience this season... he has been pushed out to 66/1 which is silly based on that run. so I will cash out the 50s and back at 66s with takes the win from 900 to 1100 despite a lesser stake.

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    Carefully Selected

    “He looks every inch a staying novice hurdler to me. He gallops forever and is really a chaser in the making. Hopefully he can earn his keep in novice hurdles this season before he goes novice chasing next year.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanRock View Post
    Carefully Selected

    “He looks every inch a staying novice hurdler to me. He gallops forever and is really a chaser in the making. Hopefully he can earn his keep in novice hurdles this season before he goes novice chasing next year.”
    Thought of you straight away. Pleased to already have him in the book. Not able to check any market moves but I wouldn't be able to leave him unbacked

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    I thought this horse had been mentioned already (by FM) so it must be in the ante post thread... STAY HUMBLE

    He's available at 40/1 and I revisisted One Jump Ahead 17/18 ....


    "His style of racing reminds me of a young Florida Pearl: I fully expect him to feature very high up the pecking order of Mullins bumper horses this winter, could even be a possible Cheltenham Festival bumper winner and thereafter a career mixing with top class horses in graded races hurdles and primarily fences beckon"

    Pat Doyle said the BEat Hollow gelding is the best four year old he has trained, considering he's handled Death Duty amoungst other G1 winners.

    Graham Wylie highlighted him as one to follow in bumpers and Stay Humble could be top class.




    Now obviously the bumper thing didn't work out at all..... but it'd be some shock if he wasn't better over obstacles and they are some incredibly bullish comments.... they could all be miles off but still, 40/1?

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