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    If Altior runs in the Gold Cup I’ll give the game up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istabraq View Post
    If Altior runs in the Gold Cup I’ll give the game up
    It would be bonkers imo.

    He’s in search of a hat-trick in the CC. He could win the KG on the snaff by 47 lengths and he’d still go for the Champion Chase.

    Question for you all... If you were pricing up Altiors Cheltenham destination next year, how would you price it. For me:
    - Champion Chase 1/14
    - Gold Cup 8/1
    - Ryanair 10/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istabraq View Post
    If Altior runs in the Gold Cup I’ll give the game up
    What a silly thing to say?

    The most exciting and best horse in training attempting to win the best race we have?

    Betting aside, I'd love to see it.

    I already know he'd win a 3rd QMCC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istabraq View Post
    If Altior runs in the Gold Cup Iíll give the game up
    Jesus wept

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    There is only a tiny chance that Altior will run in the Gold Cup. He's a great champion but the breeding doesn't support it and he appears to be regressing. If he faces Cyrname at Sandown I wouldn't be confident that he'd come out on top.

    He will be a 10yo next year and he's more likely to be retired than run in the blue riband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevloaf View Post
    What a silly thing to say?
    Is that your view or fact Kev ?

    A horse who will be aged 10 at the next festival who has never been a yard further than 17f in a five year career, why would connections want to put him in a brutal 3m 2.5f staying test ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie View Post
    Jesus wept
    Not sure what this means/implies....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istabraq View Post
    Is that your view or fact Kev ?

    A horse who will be aged 10 at the next festival who has never been a yard further than 17f in a five year career, why would connections want to put him in a brutal 3m 2.5f staying test ?
    It would be a crazy decision to run Altior in a gold cup at this stage of his career. It ain't happening. No chance.

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    If Altior was going to win the GC it was this year, he was noticeably below par this year in the QMCC, I know some are blaming Nico but he cost him no more than he gained him at the start.

    I think he will smash the Melling Chase to pieces if Henderson takes him there and he surely has to if he wants a look at the King George. You are then stuck between a rock and a hard place as I doubt he stays the GC trip and would be perfect for the Ryanair but you can put a 2 time QMCC horse in the Ryanair. (I actually would but the racing world would be in hysterics)

    So could he maybe front run at 2m?

    Regardless he won’t be in the Yankee and that’s that!


    Think Delta Work in the GC is the value for the race looking at the prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istabraq View Post
    Is that your view or fact Kev ?

    A horse who will be aged 10 at the next festival who has never been a yard further than 17f in a five year career, why would connections want to put him in a brutal 3m 2.5f staying test ?
    Silly thing to say was in reference to you saying you'd give the game up... we know that isn't true


    Two facts - You've backed him to win another QMCC, he's being aimed at the King George.

    Opinion - If you hadn't backed him already, you wouldn't be defending it so stubbornly that there is a CHANCE he runs in the Gold Cup.

    You were equally sure Laurina would run in the Mares race this year?


    I see Unibet have clipped Altior in to 16s for the Gold Cup today too (from 20s).




    Also, "brutal test"? Do you want to do away with the Gold Cup? Has Altior not looked like a strong stayer? If he wins the King George like a stayer, you're bananas to dismiss the possibility of him going for a Gold Cup.

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