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    Lydia Hislop mentioned it/similar in her Road to Cheltenham piece a few weeks back, if that's the same quotes?

    Trainer Philip Hobbs complimented Defi Du Seuil's professionalism. He added: "Barry [Geraghty, his jockey] was particularly impressed with his jumping, especially the last where he met it slightly wrong. His words were 'He's on springs'."

    A quick reappearance in the Grade One Finale Hurdle was also mooted, with Hobbs certain that his horse is effective in Chepstow's usually testing ground. He cited the testimony of previous trainer Emmanuel Clayeux that Defi Du Seuil had won in France when the ground was all but unraceable.

    Of the Triumph - the horse's ultimate target and usually staged on a sound surface - Hobbs added: "I hope that, like most good horses, he can go on any ground but I feel he's one that copes very well with the soft."

    It's the trainer's emphasis on the suitability of soft ground that niggles away at any inclination to back him at 8/1 for that March target. Otherwise he has all boxes ticked: maturity beyond his years, plenty of experience, stamina for the job and a good hurdling technique.

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    Thinking of topping up on HOUSEOFPARLIEMENT before he runs today had a 5 bet at 16's thinking of having bit more then 5 at same price.

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    Gary O'Brien on ATR today (prior to Meri Devie winning) said that he got a clear impression from connections that Bapaume is their best 4YO this season... Best priced 10s, after beating the 'long time' ante post fav .... I think he is a little under estimated here?

    Bookies seem to be convinced that JP needs to have the fav... I am gobsmacked Defi Du Seuill shortened after the way he jumped those last few today. I was on today but wouldn't back that horse again in a hurry.

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    Charli Parcs 10s from 20s after yesterdays run is what my money is on. was pretty much foot perfect

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    Kev, his jumping at the last three was concerning but doesn't the fact he won by half the track mitigate that somewhat?

    I snaffled the 8/1 at Coral as they were the slowest to react. He looks the one to beat if there is soft anywhere in the Cheltenham going.

    I also have Bapaume, but I've heard it mentioned twice on the RP Pod, that Bhutan is the best JOB horse in the yard, and considering he had the two market leaders last month it will be interesting to see when that one will run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brital View Post
    Kev, his jumping at the last three was concerning but doesn't the fact he won by half the track mitigate that somewhat?
    Somewhat it does, but he was odds on yesterday so that would suggest to me that the engine he had entitled him to be better than the rest, which he proved. Master Blueyes who came 2nd got beat further by Cliffs of Dover (17l).... so my concern would be in the Triumph he'll be up against better horses, who will still be up near him at the last few, and if he jumps like that he will have no chance. In my opinion, of course.

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    I think Defi De Sueil is about as good a juvenile hurdler I've seen for many years, his tendancy to jump left would be a concern and that only developed yesterday I couldn't see that trait at Cheltenham.
    They'll take a good look at him as he may have a slight muscle problem but he demolished a good field yesterday and there was plenty in the tank at the line, could be very very good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istabraq View Post
    I think Defi De Sueil is about as good a juvenile hurdler I've seen for many years
    Wow that is bold?

    I feel like I'll need to re-assess?!

    Evening Hush was fairly well fancied, but 2nd fav and had only beaten her own sex? and Dolos isn't at the top of Nicholls pecking order by account of his comments?

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    Having won on good and soft and also round Cheltenham there are no questions to answer about his Triumph crudentials, they do need to find out why he started ducking left at his hurdles as that's the only chink for me.
    Detroit City and Mysilv only two I can remember having the same view of....

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    You've got a longer memory bank to delve in to that I have

    Our Conor's Triumph and Apples Jade at AIntree are the best two juvenile performances I have seen?

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