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woodmanchester
10 Jan 18 12:13
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What are the chances he'll have a tilt at the Gold Cup before Aintree, please?
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Report buddeliea January 10, 2018 12:43 PM GMT
Fair I would say, he is in the 38 entries today.
Report Fashion Fever January 10, 2018 5:22 PM GMT
defintley the lively outsider of the race
Report woodmanchester January 11, 2018 12:59 PM GMT
Seems had the right idea at 44.0 exch at time of posting. You'll struggle to get 33/1 with popular layers now. Hills went 40/1 and thought about each-way but they only go 25/1 now. Saw Blaklion win at Aintree recently. Looked as good as all except perhaps Might Bite. Trip no fears anyway
Report Middle_Of_March January 12, 2018 7:13 AM GMT
I took some of that 40/1 last week each way


I make him the each way bet angle of the race as things stand.
Report impossible123 January 12, 2018 1:10 PM GMT
His main target is the Grand National - hope weight (yet to be announced) not too burdensome. On RSA form a stone or more to find though nevertheless, a better prospect than Coney Island (unlikely stayer), I believe.
Report the bloob January 14, 2018 12:33 PM GMT
I've also backed Blaklion antepost at 40/1, but I fear he won't run in the Gold Cup, they are hell-bent on the Grand National. I think the GN would be a mistake, the handicapper is going to take no prisoners given the 4th place last year and Becher romp. I expect he will get his official weight plus another couple of pounds, so plenty more weight than last year. Although he has improved and a more patient ride will help I just think the weight will be too much
Report Can't Catch Me January 14, 2018 11:01 PM GMT
I've backed him at 40/1 as well. Think it's probably only 50/50 they run as it would be hard to see him winning a GN after a gruelling race in the GC a few weeks before. But fingers crossed. He's a 16/1 poke if he runs imo.
Report asparagus January 15, 2018 2:43 PM GMT
A month between the Gold Cup and Grand National this year so i would think strong odds on to run in both from what the stable have said. Couldn't fancy him for the gold cup myself but i guess worse 33/1 shots.
Report Can't Catch Me January 15, 2018 4:06 PM GMT
Sounds like the GC is being used purely as a prep for the GN which isnt great news, but value still at 40's I think.
Report jrw January 19, 2018 9:42 AM GMT
Trainer wants to run him in Gold cup first one of the owners, not so keen thinks he to hard  to run in both
Report impossible123 January 19, 2018 12:01 PM GMT
I think Blaklion would be a worthy runner in the Gold Cup (GC), and have a decent chance for a place if either Sizing John and/or Our Duke underperform. He seems to have improved and apart from Might Bite the likes of Native River (well-being only on trust) and Coney Island (stamina a question to me) he could easily run into a place. However, I do agree though to run in the GC and then the Grand National could be a race too soon and too many. But the money on offer is humongous.
Report dunlaying January 19, 2018 12:38 PM GMT
I think he has more chance of winning the Gold Cup .
Report The Dragon January 19, 2018 3:59 PM GMT
terrible price for the national ante post
Report dunlaying January 19, 2018 6:16 PM GMT
Yes I agree.
Report impossible123 January 19, 2018 9:46 PM GMT
Terrible price indeed, and before the weight has been announced too. Bet you he'll be lumbered with a hefty rise post his credible performances this season.
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