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baNjackst
27 Feb 17 18:46
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Minello Rocco is the value at 33/1 for this years national, this year has been a complete disaster regarding his performances but they were equally as bad up till the 20th Feb last year. He simply proved last spring that he was the best 4 miler in the British Isle when winning the National Hunt Chase. Native River who was second has been nothing short of sensational this season which included the Hennessey Gold Cup and then there is Noble Endeavor who was travelling well along side Minella Rocco at the 2nd last when falling going on to win Ireland's Paddy Power chase at Leopardstown. A Cheltenham race of this calibre cannot be underestimated.
The falls this year are a huge negative but I expect him to again come to his own as the Season progresses and a big run even in the Gold Cup will leave him spot on for the Grand National. It is just a case that there are not that many 33/1 shots who boast the form this lad does.
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Report DHB March 18, 2017 1:47 AM GMT
Nearly favourite now. However, there's three major issues. One, he's fallen twice in nine chases. Two, he's only had nine chases which is the least since Minnehoma's nine in 1994 (I don't know the previous to have that little experience). Three, 7yo has been placed since 1971.
Report casemoney March 18, 2017 6:10 PM GMT
Im surprised they are Running Him Shocked
Report Fallen Angel March 19, 2017 9:52 AM GMT
Any decisions from JP on what horses will actually run? I have backed cause of causes who was a little unlucky not to get in last year. Anyone know if its this one or Irish Grand National?
Report Fabulous March 19, 2017 12:38 PM GMT
I think Cause of Causes is a cert to go, and I've chipped away at him myself over the last few months.

Minella Rocco had The Irish National as preference a couple of months back, but I suppose with the weights already framed for both races, they are in a nice position with him, and you could understand if they changed their minds.

The hardest one of the JP entries to weigh up is Shutthefrontdoor. Is he gone at the game, does he really want The National trip, or has been laid out for this again, who knows?????

I really wanted More of That to go, as I have a few quid on him at 1000's, but the market vibes aren't great, and I fear the worst.

Good luck with Cause of Causes (obviously lol) Happy
Report GoldCupWinner March 19, 2017 7:38 PM GMT
7 year olds don't have a great record but I don't think it is a reason to avoid Minella. He's ran in two fiercely contested races at the national and has also displayed his stamina in abundance.  If these are the reasons 7 year olds normally fail then I wouldn't be worried. Obviously he has fell a couple of times which is a worry over these fences. It will be interesting to see how the pipe runner does. Clearly lacked for stamina imo at 4 miles last year so will be interesting to see if an extra year has brought about extra stamina as he is excellent over the fences.
Report Fallen Angel March 21, 2017 11:07 AM GMT
What has happened to the horse? Found to have an injury after the race?
Report Fabulous March 21, 2017 11:41 AM GMT
Jonjo said he is fine, and will now be trained for next years Gold Cup.

Shutthefrontdoor heading to Irish National, but More of That confirmed as heading for The National.
Report Johnny_Mustang March 21, 2017 1:44 PM GMT
8
Report Rydal March 21, 2017 1:51 PM GMT
8 maids a-milking?
Report tashkent terror December 28, 2017 6:01 PM GMT
Great run in the (Lexus) today...looking something back to his best. I believe Cheltenham GC is no 1 target but anyone know if GN 2018 is a possibility?

Taken a few nibbles around the 30's mark just in case.
Report The Dragon January 3, 2018 7:40 PM GMT
round abour 25s now
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