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    Stable Fat Jockey (Moderator) Faugheen_Machine's Avatar
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    Altior not running according to Hendo

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    Really disappointing that, was really looking forward to seeing him up in trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaugheenTheMachine View Post
    Really disappointing that, was really looking forward to seeing him up in trip
    It'll be interesting to see what he says in his blog. He was a tired horse after the Champion Chase so I wonder if that is it for the season.

    Hopefully all is well with Santini and they aim him at the Ladbrokes Trophy next season.

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    Can someone explain the fascination in sending Altior up in trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faugheen_Machine View Post
    It'll be interesting to see what he says in his blog. He was a tired horse after the Champion Chase so I wonder if that is it for the season.

    Hopefully all is well with Santini and they aim him at the Ladbrokes Trophy next season.
    Altior going to Sandown last day of season apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisgarciaisgod View Post
    Can someone explain the fascination in sending Altior up in trip?
    It's pretty simple... Seeing a racehorse do different things, setting it apart from other elite racehorses that we've seen, is why people want to see Altior tested in a different way. Ultimately, that is what it was born for.


    I have never understood why people are so against it... if he tries and fails, he can go back to dominating the 2m chase divison?
    If he wins, he's discussed alongside Kauto Star.

    Neither really matter do they... and no-one really cares... but just on a basic level, you can't tell me you have absolutely no interest in knowing if Altior is also a good 3 mile chaser?

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    Fat Jockey (ridden out claim) luisgarciaisgod's Avatar
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    No i really don't. I'd rather see Altior win two more Champion Chases and write himself into the record books as the best 2 mile chaser of all time.

    I always revert back to Azerttyioup when people bring up this suggestion, people did it with Sprinter Sacre and now they're doing it with Altior. I honestly think that Azerttyioup was better than both Sprinter Sacre and Altior but when they stepped him up in trip for that King George it ruined the horse and he never recovered.

    I do sometimes think people sometimes forget just how hard a race a Gold Cup is, horses like Imperial Commander, Bobs Worth and Coneygree were never the same after winning their respective Gold Cups, even Denman despite that heroic Hennesey win and being placed twice never recovered after that win in 08.

    Going back to Sprinter Sacre, they resisted the temptation to send him further and he went out on top as a superstar. Personally I hope to see Altior go out the same way

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisgarciaisgod View Post
    No i really don't. I'd rather see Altior win two more Champion Chases and write himself into the record books as the best 2 mile chaser of all time.

    I always revert back to Azerttyioup when people bring up this suggestion, people did it with Sprinter Sacre and now they're doing it with Altior. I honestly think that Azerttyioup was better than both Sprinter Sacre and Altior but when they stepped him up in trip for that King George it ruined the horse and he never recovered.

    I do sometimes think people sometimes forget just how hard a race a Gold Cup is, horses like Imperial Commander, Bobs Worth and Coneygree were never the same after winning their respective Gold Cups, even Denman despite that heroic Hennesey win and being placed twice never recovered after that win in 08.

    Going back to Sprinter Sacre, they resisted the temptation to send him further and he went out on top as a superstar. Personally I hope to see Altior go out the same way
    Not a fan of the races ruin horses theory myself.
    I’d like to see Altior tested and at 2 miles nothing has really done so.
    Maybe cyrname at sandown

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisgarciaisgod View Post
    Going back to Sprinter Sacre, they resisted the temptation to send him further and he went out on top as a superstar. Personally I hope to see Altior go out the same way
    Sprinter won the Melling in what was the greatest performance I’ve seen in my short time following racing

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    I've no problem with Altior going for the Melling chase but the whole buzz about sending Gold Cup bound is what gets me. There's more Champion Chases to be won

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