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    Quote Originally Posted by Salubrious Chin View Post
    Firmly in the Min camp here, with CPS 2nd favourite for the Champion Chase if he stays sound then surely no question Min ends up here.

    Whilst his Cheltenham run this year was extremely poor (9L to Politologue), at the middle distance trip he won by 20L against the same opponent.

    It looks a competitive race next year but Hills are standout price @ 12/1 (13/1 boosted). 2-3pts higher than any other bookie. Assuming the John Durkan in December is his first start again, if he performs well and early talk of his Festival target is the Ryanair then I wouldn't be surprised to see around 6-1
    I agree with this but CPS has been hard to keep sound so if he gets injured it would be easy for them to drop Min into the QMCC on the basis that they may not face Altior and RR is far more likely to want to win the QMCC than the Ryanair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie View Post
    I agree with this but CPS has been hard to keep sound so if he gets injured it would be easy for them to drop Min into the QMCC on the basis that they may not face Altior and RR is far more likely to want to win the QMCC than the Ryanair.
    Even if CPS sustains some sort of injury I struggle to see WPM making the same mistake with Min yet again, even if Altior is not present.

    WPM also has Cilaos Emery & Duc Des Genievres to fill these gaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComplyOrDie View Post
    Even if CPS sustains some sort of injury I struggle to see WPM making the same mistake with Min yet again, even if Altior is not present.

    WPM also has Cilaos Emery & Duc Des Genievres to fill these gaps.
    Yeh you are right. I've pulled the trigger on Min. Interestingly he is still 12/1 with Hills but as short as 6/1 elsewhere. Will post up some cross sport bets on my ante post page that will include Min at 12/1

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    Just to make the point that, between Down Royal in early November and Leopardstown after Christmas, in Ireland there are just 6 graded open steeplechases. 3 are at 16 or 17 furlongs and 3 are at 20 furlongs.
    Willie has 10 of the top 20 rated Irish chasers so he has to be quite creative about where they start off. I wouldn't be put off if Min goes 2 miles first time up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    Just to make the point that, between Down Royal in early November and Leopardstown after Christmas, in Ireland there are just 6 graded open steeplechases. 3 are at 16 or 17 furlongs and 3 are at 20 furlongs.
    Willie has 10 of the top 20 rated Irish chasers so he has to be quite creative about where they start off. I wouldn't be put off if Min goes 2 miles first time up.
    And ultimately Min can still win 2m grade 1 chases this season. He's a good horse.

    He's not as good as Un De Sceaux was but he's only one notch below.

    There aren't many horses that have been at UDS's level ... the are done of course, but a few of them could be considered 'greats', like Sprinter, Altior and UDS himself.

    Chacun Pour Soi has to prove he's at Min's level yet ... I almost expect it, but it shouldn't be assumed just yet.

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