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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.
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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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    Interesting read - https://www.sportinglife.com/racing/...-report/137943 Liking that form of Le Breuil’s in the context of this race in beating Benatar 9 lengths last season off levels

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    Robbante,
    He wasn't in the betting until that article hit the pages. He's on my shortlist. Word of caution, Pauling tipped him up before and he ran a stinker..........

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    Not sure what the deal was with the Aintree run last year, but like the fact he might go straight there - seems to go well fresh and on a handy mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorwu View Post
    Robbante,
    He wasn't in the betting until that article hit the pages. He's on my shortlist. Word of caution, Pauling tipped him up before and he ran a stinker..........
    I think the ability is there with Le Breuil though he has disappointed on a couple of occasions now (excuses for needing his first run f the season). Ben Pauling has always had nothing but praise for the horse having picked him out for the last 3 seasons and described him as "as good as we've got". I do think there is a big handicap race in him, whether that's this race or not

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