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    Well Handicapped Irish Festival types

    Just a list for now,
    Irish hurdlers from last season that would likelt pitch up at the festival in 2020.

    But these horses are all on good marks IMO.
    Please note that these are Irish Handicap hurdle ratings only.

    Many of those on this list may change disciplines for the new season and their rating may be affected, but worth keeping an eye on with a view to long term handicap's and big races during the season.

    Derrinross 141
    Tornado Flyer 143
    Defi Bleu 140
    Vision D'honneur 142
    Dunvegan 138
    Cuneo 136
    Eclair de beuafeu 135
    Surin 131
    True Self 130
    Buildmeupbuttercup 128

    Just some of the more obvious ones that caught my eye on first look. True self probably stay on the flat to be fair, but that's a good mark if she don't.

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    Cheers Quevega, good work and nice idea

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    Good thread
    Just to note though Defi Bleu out for the season

    Great White Shark Rated 134. More to come based off her flat rating?

    Rhinestone. Rated 144. Only half a length behind the now 149 rated Commander of Fleet at Leopardstown. Lost a shoe and pulled up in the Albert Bartlett as a precaution. Still unexposed over 3 miles
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    Wonder if Rhinestone will have a pertemps qualifier on the agenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevloaf View Post
    Wonder if Rhinestone will have a pertemps qualifier on the agenda
    Could well be. I'd certainly like to see him at 3 miles going forward. But he was close to running in the Coral Cup last season so they may decide to look at that route again

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    Minellafordollars is one I feel has a good early novice chase in him & will go onto bigger things at the festivals. He was just getting up to speed this year after a bad injury. Potentially a Close Bros. type!
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    ....ex-Irish chaser, Azzuri, is now with Dan Skelton. It looked laid out for Aintree’s Red Rum Chase where it was the subject of a major plunge (from 50-1 to fav) but got withdrawn when the rain came. Finished down the field in this summers Galway Plate, but Skelton knows how to ready one for the Festival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggs View Post
    ....ex-Irish chaser, Azzuri, is now with Dan Skelton. It looked laid out for Aintree’s Red Rum Chase where it was the subject of a major plunge (from 50-1 to fav) but got withdrawn when the rain came. Finished down the field in this summers Galway Plate, but Skelton knows how to ready one for the Festival.
    Ah yes, heart breaking withdrawal for plenty!

    Brown Plate maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevloaf View Post
    Ah yes, heart breaking withdrawal for plenty!

    Brown Plate maybe?
    ...possibly Kev. I had some of that 50-1, and it won so impressively when it did run shortly after. I suppose it’s difficult to assess what’ll get in at this stage for any of these handicappers.
    Last edited by Eggs; 09-08-2019 at 05:16 PM.

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