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11 Apr 12 14:35
Date Joined: 14 Jan 07
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What price will Fingal Bay win at on Friday?
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Report Ibrahima Sonko April 15, 2012 9:59 PM BST
Drives me insane.

Run this top class horse over 2miles until he has shown on a racetrack that he needs further.

Its like Spirit River all over again.

Spirit River would not stay 3 miles in a parachute.

FB has shown so much speed in his career, the connections seem to look at breeding and think he is a stayer.

Report bluebirdfan April 17, 2012 9:18 AM BST
Wonder where they will go next year? Jewson?
Report Roger The Butler April 17, 2012 1:29 PM BST
No one with a really decent horse goes for the Jewson through choice. Peddler's only went there this year because the wheels fell off the Arkle bandwagon, and Sir Des Champs was there because the owner had First Lieutenant in the RSA. Much more likely to be aimed at the RSA.
Report BJG April 17, 2012 9:02 PM BST
Seemed to stay fine to me, just ran into one on the day
Report R Carver April 17, 2012 9:25 PM BST
I think he stayed fine too (though may be better over less, though I suspect he is a stayer) just given a pretty ordinary ride. As soon as he made the error Johnson put him in the lead, making him a massive target.
Report strontium April 17, 2012 10:16 PM BST
He's a curious one. He looked regressive to me through the season (for which I was slated on the Cheltenham forum) - but his (visually) best performance was his first, second his second, etc. Maybe he was too forward? Maybe he hadn't fully recovered from his injury in time for Aintree?

Whatever, I find it hard to believe the horse that beat Simonsig so well at Sandown was the same horse that turned up last week.

Let's hope chasing is the making of him because in his bumper and first couple of hurdles he looked like he could be a star.
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