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    Stable Fat Jockey (Moderator) ComplyOrDie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Istabraq View Post
    She’ll be 10 come March and 11 if the Gold Cup bid is the plan of attack.
    I’d struggle to back any 10/11 year old outside of the Foxhunters at the festival and these Mares can just fall out of love with the game and pull up stumps, there won’t have been many 11yo Mares in training in recent years.

    Unfinished business in the Mares hurdle would be my guess at this stage...
    Agree regarding the 10 and 11 year old parts. Not happening at all, IMO.

    Don't think she has unfinished business in the Mares Hurdle though, she's already won it, then fell, then her unfinished business was this season where she finished 2nd. Which is one reason why I came to the conclusion about the Stayers for her really. She'll not be getting quicker aged 10 that's for sure, but stays that 3m really well.

    So difficult to be overly confident this far out, whatever anyone's beliefs though tbf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyno View Post
    I see Sky have faugheen to win the foxhunters at 9-1, what are everyone's thoughts on the chances of Willie sending him down that route would certainly interest me and I think 9-1 would be a fair price for surely what would be the class act in the race
    This would be interesting. He'd be wayyyyy too good IF he turned up there. Any sniff that he is going down that route and I'm getting involved for sure.

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    Wouldn't his December Grade 1 win knock him out of being able to run in the Foxhunters 15 months later?

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    Just a word of warning. I think Faugheen would be ineligible under existing race conditions, as he won the Grade 1 Flogas Chase at Leopardstown in Feb 2020.

    'Note : Horses that have won a Class 1 or 2 contest in the 15 months prior to 1st January aren’t eligible to run in Hunter Chases in the UK'

    This happened to Mighty Stowaway in 2020, as described below, so be warned if taking the early odds on Faugheen.

    ' The other Irish-trained horse to have caused a stir this seasotn won’t even be running in the race. Mighty Stowaway has won three of his four starts in point to points for Shark Hanlon and was purchased by Philip Reynolds prior to his latest one at Tinahely with Cheltenham in mind. However, Mighty Stowaway’s win in a handicap chase at Punchestown in November 2018 makes him ineligible for British hunter chases this season as this is the overseas equivalent of a class 2 and a horse can’t have won a class 2 chase within fifteen months of the start of the hunter chase season. Most bookmakers have correctly removed him from their antepost market but it would be helpful for the BHA to make an official announcement regarding Mighty Stowaway’s ineligibility so that all can take the correct course of action as he’s never been eligible to run in the race so all bets on him should be refunded accordingly'.
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    Yeah fair points chaps, hadn't even considered this, always forget the qualifying criteria for the Foxhunters too, as largely a small event over the course of the festival for myself.

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    Cheers for the replies lads, I too forgot about the qualifying criteria luckily hadn’t backed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyno View Post
    I see Sky have faugheen to win the foxhunters at 9-1, what are everyone's thoughts on the chances of Willie sending him down that route would certainly interest me and I think 9-1 would be a fair price for surely what would be the class act in the race
    Can't believe they'd do that to him. It would be an insult. Not happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComplyOrDie View Post
    Agree regarding the 10 and 11 year old parts. Not happening at all, IMO.

    Don't think she has unfinished business in the Mares Hurdle though, she's already won it, then fell, then her unfinished business was this season where she finished 2nd. Which is one reason why I came to the conclusion about the Stayers for her really. She'll not be getting quicker aged 10 that's for sure, but stays that 3m really well.

    So difficult to be overly confident this far out, whatever anyone's beliefs though tbf.
    Thought the same re the Mares for Benie this year. She didn't need to go for it again especially with Honey to beat. She'd have bolted up in the Stayers.

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    Apologies if I have missed this already but haven’t seen anything in any of the threads, does anyone have any solid quotes regarding forged in fire for the coming season, I expect he is one of a few that Joseph O’Brien will excel with this season, hopefully...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjt7756 View Post
    Apologies if I have missed this already but haven’t seen anything in any of the threads, does anyone have any solid quotes regarding forged in fire for the coming season, I expect he is one of a few that Joseph O’Brien will excel with this season, hopefully...
    I've seen no quotes but I'd be surprised if he's not over 3m come the end of the season. Although he beat Ferny Hollow in his only start last season, he was flat to the boards a long way out and Ferny Hollow ducked the finish.

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