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    Arkle 2018

    It seems that potentially this could be a hot race if all the classy hurdlers head this way.Has anyone heard of any definate plans yet?

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    No definite plans but I'd assume Finians Oscar is heading over fences and he's one who should thrive I've the larger obstacles.

    Just had a quick look at the betting and disappointed to see that Betfair still have Neon Wolf in their market.

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    Welcome to the site Welshman.

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    Welcome Welshman.

    I actually think the Arkle could be the weaker of the 3 novice chases at the festival this season with the vast majority of the (potentially) most exciting horses wanting 2m4 - 3m. Long way to go though...

    I think the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown last season with:

    1st Bacardys
    shd - Finians Oscar
    7 - Death Duty
    nk - Lets Dance

    Will end up being an incredibly strong piece of form of novice chasers.

    I thought Pingshou could have had a decent chance in this (thinking FO goes further) but seems he stays hurdling this year.

    The 20's for Finians Oscar is HUGE though and although my opinion is he goes further than 2miles, i'm extremely tempted to get at a point on at such a price just incase.
    Last edited by jono; 08-28-2017 at 06:01 PM.

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    We are too late Jono.

    Tizzard had an open day today and he has confirmed the FO goes over fences. Best priced 16/1 with Stan James and Skybet.

    Pingshou being aimed at the Champion Hurdle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faugheen_Machine View Post
    We are too late Jono.

    Tizzard had an open day today and he has confirmed the FO goes over fences. Best priced 16/1 with Stan James and Skybet.

    Pingshou being aimed at the Champion Hurdle.
    Sorry Jono - just seen your post on the ante post thread.

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    Hi Welshman great to have a new face on board
    A quick browse through the market, Defi looks worthy fav based on hurdles form but one for me at a bigger price is William Henry for Nicky Henderson, good hurdles form, looks every inch a chaser and looks like 2miles could be perfect for him over fences

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    Was Defi not already confirmed for a hurdle campaign for this season?

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    Can't see an Altior or Douvan this season. It's a huge step in the dark to back any horse that hasn't jumped a Rules fence in public for the most demanding 2 mile novice chase of the season.

    Best of luck, of course, to anyone chancing their arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingSprinterSacre View Post
    Was Defi not already confirmed for a hurdle campaign for this season?
    I haven't seen anything definitive yet. Has anyone bought Paul Ferguson's Jumpers to Follow book? There might be some info on DDS in there. Mark Howard's book is delayed until the end of September due to his ill health.

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