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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbante View Post
    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
    A few quotes on that Aintree run...

    by the time Aintree came around, he wasn't 100 per cent and he pulled up, he wasn't right at all

    He got worked up before the race, he’s quite a highly-strung individual, but he almost lost his head and galloped through the first hurdle, where as usually you can’t make this horse make a mistake. They’re not machines and little things like not being quite right can make a horse anxious and fractious before a race. He remains a horse I think an awful lot of and if he is as good as I think he is he’s very well handicapped off 139

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    A few quotes on that Aintree run...
    He's been poor since though. Think it's a case of a morning glory who he wants to be better tbh. Rather than being well ahead of his mark of 139.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    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
    Agreed Jono, i reckon there's a big win in him to come this season, i was surprised by his race placement last time out having to giving a lot of weight away on bottomless ground in a small field, also the race tactics they've employed so far this term have screamed saving his handicap mark for a big day, the horse has loads of gears there's no need to be making all from the flag drop. If Pauling can get him to the track in the kind of form he's obviously shown on the gallops i'm happy to take a punt on the 25's available for the coral cup, i think he's got too much class not to win a big prize soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    A few quotes on that Aintree run...
    I recall Pauling saying he scoped very dirty after Aintree also, all his stable were in rotten form at that time last season. From about 8mins in this video.

    Last edited by SeanRock; 01-04-2018 at 10:05 PM.

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    SeanRock,
    Im going to wait and see who he runs in the Coral first. Pauling has a few horses that could line up in this one. NRNB a must imo

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    I've added him in the interests of starting a book for this race, 25s a decent enough price. We can be pretty sure this is the target judging by Pauling's comments and the fact I can't see an alternative race for him. He's inconsistent but clearly has the ability to turn it on, that beating of Benatar reads well

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    In all of the handicap hurdles I'd be inclined to wait and see which of last year's novice hurdlers don't quite make it as novice chasers and take a close look at their hurdle OR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    In all of the handicap hurdles I'd be inclined to wait and see which of last year's novice hurdlers don't quite make it as novice chasers and take a close look at their hurdle OR.
    Bacardys and Finians Oscar it is then Archie
    Last edited by SeanRock; 01-05-2018 at 04:22 PM.

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    Bacardys and Finians would be straight into the stayers hurdle surely? But i get the logic. Am sure one or two will switch back before now and March and be aimed at handicaps

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    Bacardys and FO are both 151 at the moment. Probably a little high. However, I can think of a couple on 142.

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