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impossible123
14 Jun 18 16:54
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Battaash or Lady Aurelia? Or could it be Blue Point?
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Report impossible123 June 14, 2018 5:04 PM BST
I think Battaash has only himself to beat. If he keeps cool, calm and collected and shows the form in France when beating Marsha this race is his for the taking (easily); Lady Aurelia won this very well last year, but a year older and did not perform at Del Mar and also beaten at Keeneland just recently when odds-on; Blue Point has an outside chance if either of the main protagonists under-performed. The rest running for a place, at best, I believe.
Report willie the milk June 16, 2018 4:12 PM BST
100% agree Impossible
Report Andrew in Sweden June 16, 2018 5:38 PM BST
Lady Aurelia won this very well last year, but a year older

Unless i'm mistaken i suspect they're all a year older Wink

Battaash and Lady Aurelia are both 4 year olds.

Battaash is rated 123, Lady Aurelia is rated 122 yet receives 3 lbs filly allowance.

also beaten at Keeneland just recently when odds-on

That race was over 5.5f that she barely gets. She won the same race last year, but her class gets her through. As a front runner, 5f on firm going at Ascot is ideal. It's also a quick drying course, so conditions could be perfect on Tuesday.

Battaash is a very edgy gelding and the occasion could get to him.
Report Big Black Cat June 17, 2018 5:43 PM BST
If you're backing Battash then you wait until he's down at the post and see how he is.....
Report Callisto-moon June 18, 2018 3:50 AM BST
layed battaash silly price so  rude not too.
Report impossible123 June 18, 2018 10:30 AM BST
Is Battaash the best horse in the race? I think so. If so, the 5/2 available is generous, and is so mainly because of uncertainty about his behaviour prior to the race, and not his ability or potential - he was devastating in the Prix de l'Abbaye.

Lady Aurelia was caught by Marsha at York, and ran disappointingly in America since then; she won this race last year beating Profitable, but Profitable is no world beater, in my opinion. Also, she no longer gets the weight-for-age allowance this time too.
Report dunlaying June 18, 2018 12:54 PM BST
^ Somewhere there is a village that has lost its idiot .
Report woodmanchester June 18, 2018 4:44 PM BST
Aurelia was a once a wonder horse and who can forget when Frankie c*cked up?! Laugh

Still fast enough to win, if she doesn't hang and runs like a rocket, as she can

I'm on anyway! Excited
Report Andrew in Sweden June 18, 2018 5:16 PM BST
In my opinion Battaash is a good lay tomorrow, and for several reasons
Report Millerracing67 June 19, 2018 10:55 AM BST
Battaash for me at the prices 11/4.
Does things right? I think he can get the better of the US flyer.
Report Figgis June 19, 2018 12:47 PM BST
As good as Battaash looked last year I thought he'd need to improve again with wfa in order to keep winning Gp1s. At Haydock I saw no signs that he'd improved at all. Of course it was his first run of the year and he may come on for it but I'll gladly oppose him at these odds. On last year's best form I have Lady Aurelia 6lbs ahead of Battaash including her allowance and even if she doesn't improve from 3 to 4 a repeat of last year's effort would probably be good enough here. There's no guarantee she's as good this season, so I did toy with the idea of just laying Battaash, but the trainer sounds upbeat that she's in top form and I think around 2/1 that she runs her race is still a fair price and I'm backing her.
Report Charlton2005 June 19, 2018 3:39 PM BST
blue point for me. best form is over 5f. if 6f is too far then his runs behind harry angel and carravagio means he will beat this lot easy
Report Charlton2005 June 19, 2018 3:49 PM BST
so obvious?! booooooooom
Report Figgis June 19, 2018 3:51 PM BST
Nice call Charlton
Report Charlton2005 June 19, 2018 3:53 PM BST
cheers
Report roadrunner46 June 19, 2018 4:38 PM BST
WD with blue point, those runs last year were very good form in the context of the race and that meydan
run 5f behind the course record holder ertijaal was very decent, blue point the ascot course specialistCry totally over looked that angle in the race
Report Andrew in Sweden June 19, 2018 6:10 PM BST
Andrew in Sweden    18 Jun 18 17:16 

In my opinion Battaash is a good lay tomorrow, and for several reasons
Wink

Charlton,

VWD

Battaash backers very quiet Wink
Report woodmanchester June 20, 2018 7:18 AM BST
When Bataash made the start cleanly and bowling away over a furlong out, surprised he got beat

Tremendous run by Blue Point

Aurelia disappointing again. Given up on her now

She's cost me a small fortune most recent runs
Report Figgis June 20, 2018 10:51 AM BST
Didn't want to back him yesterday but Battaash is the only one I'd be interested in future. The winner won on merit but it was one of those grinding wins and I wouldn't be sure about him following that up. Battaash hasn't made the necessary improvement from 3 to 4 yet but there's still plenty of time left and he was a much better horse later in the season last year.
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