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  • #16
    As much as I hate to say this, allaho was amazing!!!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Istabraq View Post

      Each to their own DS, but to my mind performances should be measured on more than times.
      PTKO was guts and determination personified for me...
      I'd agree but when you are picking between some exceptional performances this week, you need something to help narrow it down.

      PTKO did show great determination and you can see she comes alive around Cheltenham. Just wasn't the top, top class performance that others put up in the week.

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      • #18
        Got to be Allaho for me.
        There were wider winning distances, better stories behind others but he was devastating.

        It was probably the deepest renewal of the Ryanair (or at least that I can think of?) and he destroyed them. It’s already been universally praised and regarded in terms of the ratings (highest Chase rating with Timeform, a higher RPR than Vautour)

        He was brutal

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        • #19
          Some terrific front running displays listed among that lot

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          • #20
            Cheltenham throws up memorable moments without fail every year, these won’t get close to being ‘best’ performances but 999/1 Mount Ida and 11yo Vintage Clouds winning the most competitive 3m handicap chase in the calendar will both stay long in the memory...

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            • #21
              5 time Cheltenham Festival winner reclaiming his crown, and doing so pulverising the field by 18 lengths.

              Tiger Roll, maybe sentimentally, is my pick as performance of the week.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Garrison Savannah View Post
                5 time Cheltenham Festival winner reclaiming his crown, and doing so pulverising the field by 18 lengths.

                Tiger Roll, maybe sentimentally, is my pick as performance of the week.
                It was mine too GS and I needed Easysland for all the multiples.

                I, and many others, thought he was down and he has rolled the clock back and absolutely obliterated them. It was joyous.

                On pure numbers, it's Allaho, but on that je nais se quoi that I tune in for? Tiger had it in buckets

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                • #23
                  Tiger for me aswell. What a moment

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                  • #24
                    Has to be Tiger for me. Was expecting him to be pulled up. His win was every bit as good as in 2019 which is just ridiculous. No one expected that.......no one. He is simply a horse in a million.

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                    • #25
                      No surprise really, I've gone with Allaho also.

                      The performance was just ridiculous, and I'm sure he had many doubters after failing to quite get up that hill last season.

                      Incredible stuff, and no stopping him this time around.

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                      • #26
                        1, Allaho - speed and style was electrifying. Relentless and tore a strong field apart

                        2, Bob O - served it up to two quality opponents. Proved to actually be a 'God given certainty'.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Istabraq View Post
                          Cheltenham throws up memorable moments without fail every year, these won’t get close to being ‘best’ performances but 999/1 Mount Ida and 11yo Vintage Clouds winning the most competitive 3m handicap chase in the calendar will both stay long in the memory...
                          Ride of the Festival for me that was from Jack Kennedy on Mount Ida - timed to perfection!

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                          • #28
                            I voted with my heart......and Tiger was awesome. Love to see how make it 6 next year

                            But....with my head, this is tough....and prob hard to recall a festival with so many outstanding performances....Shiskin was excellent and has no votes....crazy really

                            Would expect a fair few on that list to have a great chance again next year.....and prob my head would agree with the leader being Allaho.....don't think i have ever seen a Ryanair field destroyed like that....and so many top horses literally broken.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by DenmanSacre View Post

                              I'm not sure you can call it the performance of the week when the handicap was quicker and Monkfish ran the final 2 miles of his race quicker than them as well.
                              It’s pocket talk from me, PTKO’s win was a genuine surprise and a big financial win, I only thought she would place so was very pleased she beat a considered banker in CPS and a very competitive field on paper and I do love a horse that performs at their best at Cheltenham and PTKO is one of those horses

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by TigerRolllllll View Post
                                I voted with my heart......and Tiger was awesome. Love to see how make it 6 next year

                                But....with my head, this is tough....and prob hard to recall a festival with so many outstanding performances....Shiskin was excellent and has no votes....crazy really

                                Would expect a fair few on that list to have a great chance again next year.....and prob my head would agree with the leader being Allaho.....don't think i have ever seen a Ryanair field destroyed like that....and so many top horses literally broken.
                                You're right SHISHKIN was brilliant, and walked all over them.

                                Not sure if its because of EA being in his novice hurdle and novice chase division, that its assumed (by many) that EA is the future king and therefore Shishkin has to be less, but I have always preferred Shishkin.

                                Looking at next season the 2M Champion Chase division is usually much lighter on the depth of top-rated horses than the Gold Cup division, this could see him rule the roost head and shoulders above them all.

                                He is already - effortlessly - an official rating of 169 in Novice company.

                                He was the best Grade 1 winner of the week to my eyes, he didn't have to stretch himself to win easily.

                                His Topspeed rating of 165 compares favourably to the Champion Chase PTKO 136, Chacun PS 142.

                                His RPR rating of 174 compares favourably to the Champion Chase PTKO 162 (+7lb), Chacun PS 167.

                                He was coasting home with those figurs, the Champion Chase was being hard-fought all the way to the line.

                                I think Shishkin would have won the Champion Chase by 5 lengths or more, if he had ran in it.
                                Last edited by Saxon Warrior; 31 March 2021, 04:40 PM.
                                "Journeys to Glory, breathing in his head".

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