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Thread: Coral cup 2018

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    Coral Cup 2018

    Last years winner Supersundae had a pretty successful bumper & novice hurdle campaign.
    Cilaos Emery fits a similar mould having finished 5th in the Supreme(lost a shoe) and went on to win at the Punchestown festival. I was very taken with his performance behind Apples Jade on Sunday. Nothing was going any better 2 out Imo. He found nothing after that. He's due to run over the Christmas period and it would be no surprise to me that he takes a similar path to Supersundae getting primed for the Coral Cup. I have no news that this is indeed his target. It just seems logical that he would take this route.
    Last edited by doctorwu; 12-07-2017 at 09:26 AM.

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    Good to start the notepad early for any of these races.... no real opinions yet myself but I see PP and BFSB have added the market so we have:

    Bags Groove - 20/1
    Ivanovich Gorbatov - 25/1
    Meri Devie - 25/1
    Old Guard - 25/1
    Air Horse One - 33/1
    Tigris River - 33/1

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    I've got one for this who is seriously well handicapped...... JENKINS

    I actually think this race will be the aim for Ivanovich Gorbatov, who ran a cracking race to finish 6th in the County last season. I expect him to run plenty this season with the handicapper dropping him down the ratings as a result. He could be nicely handicapped by the Spring.

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    IG got backed as if he couldn't be beaten in the County didn't he.

    Tempted to take 25s then FM? Speculative/hopeful to say the least as we won't know the target OR weight for ages BUT I do think this is more likely than another go at the County?

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    Maybe wait and see which decent novice hurdlers don't make the grade over fences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevloaf View Post
    IG got backed as if he couldn't be beaten in the County didn't he.

    Tempted to take 25s then FM? Speculative/hopeful to say the least as we won't know the target OR weight for ages BUT I do think this is more likely than another go at the County?
    Not tempted yet Kev. I backed him in both races last season when nrnb became available and will probably do the same again.

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