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Shakepseare's Sheriff
08 Apr 12 13:00
Date Joined: 24 Mar 08
| Topic/replies: 303 | Blogger: Shakepseare's Sheriff's blog
I really fancy this horse to run a big race.  Yes, I know his age is against him but has been lightly raced over the last few years....has a good record over the fences and his come back run suggested he retains some ability. My worry might be the ground, although he loves it soft and has form on a sounder surface I just think he could get out paced at crucial he an intended runner...anyone in the know??
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Report El Apache April 8, 2012 1:37 PM BST
I was looking at this , however he not well handicapped.
Report dirtycash April 8, 2012 2:24 PM BST
Great minds SS..
Have been keen on this lightly raced veteran for a long time.
Has a lot more positives than a number of the other entries, watch price fall this week. If all is well with horse this has a serious e/w chance!
Report apolo80 April 9, 2012 7:27 PM BST
all be backing it always have each way it may run into a place.the year mon mone won black apalachi would have won for o regan coming off and a think o regan knows that the bounce factor is a worry but stayed on strongly in bobbyjo and it isnt well handicapped
Report Dan Chipowski April 9, 2012 7:43 PM BST
Stable lad was interviewed on RTE today and said B.A. was in seriously good form.
Report chazcabbage April 9, 2012 8:18 PM BST
Good previous experience over the National fences should enable him to lead for 2/3 miles and enable a good back to lay profit for the discerning punter, however any talk of BA winning would require a pile up of Foinavon proportions, and that will not occur again due to fence modifications.
He has far too much weight, hasn't won for 3 years and would be the oldest winner since 1923, given the improved quality of the runners in the National he is just not good enough.
Report Far From Trouble April 9, 2012 9:32 PM BST
A bit of cut plus his seemingly limitless stamnia should see him run a massive race imo, despite his advancing years

Hard to see him winning but you know you'll get a good run for your money
Report apolo80 April 11, 2012 6:55 PM BST
at least its going to get bit cut in the ground
Report Shakepseare's Sheriff April 12, 2012 8:52 AM BST
Thanks for your poasts....I am happy with my 85s on here with one poster said...back to lay in running.
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