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09 Sep 10 18:35
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im intrested in seeing what horses come out the pack and stack a claim on the top prizes i think apart from world hurdle all the crowns are up for the young protenders to stake a claim im angling for sizing europe/joncol and peddlers cross
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Report SatelliteFlight September 9, 2010 7:07 PM BST
Weapons Amnesty would of won the Gold Cup on the snaff this year only for injury Sad
Report babypatch September 9, 2010 7:13 PM BST
so maybe do Pandorama they are closely matched
Report SatelliteFlight September 9, 2010 7:22 PM BST
already have but he wants cut, Weapons Amnesty is a totally different beast on good ground [;)]
Report kauto_kauto September 9, 2010 7:23 PM BST
Pandorama from ireland
Franklino Alan Kings hopeful for the triumph hurdle
Tataniano is the horse im excited most about
Solwhit is the horse for value at the moment.
Report .Fidway. September 9, 2010 8:14 PM BST
forpadydeplasterer to actually finish somewhere rather than 2nd
french opera too. hopefully maing up into a top notcher
Report finvindeleu September 9, 2010 8:26 PM BST
peddlers cross
Report Why so serious? September 9, 2010 8:34 PM BST
looking forward to seeing how zaynar gets on this year.Looked very good early on but race by race became more and more lazy.
Report BJG September 9, 2010 9:04 PM BST
Cue Card

The Real Article

And hope NJH sees the light and steps Soldantino up to 3m+ Mischief
Report Deplasterer September 9, 2010 9:55 PM BST
Dunguib on his retrieval mission and agree with Fidway, Forpady other than second, hopefully at Down Royal in November as long as ground isn't bottomless, as it was last year.
Report Mooono September 9, 2010 10:07 PM BST
Captain Cee Bee Love
Secant Star
Cue Card
Peddlers Cross

Cheltenham already has my juices flowing and its only September
Report TD_Gunner September 9, 2010 10:19 PM BST
Report ReaseHeath September 9, 2010 10:26 PM BST
as above and Time For Rupert over fences.
Report RyanWe September 9, 2010 10:57 PM BST
So many horses to look forward to! But I guess these 2 are top of my list
- Captain Chris
- Tell Massini

Could be the Arkle and RSA winner, who knows! ShockedGrin
Report L'Escargot September 9, 2010 11:04 PM BST
Peddler's Cross (in the Stayers', I hope)
And I can't help wondering whether What a Friend is a flat-tracker pe a real contender
Report Masterminded September 9, 2010 11:08 PM BST
Report toon4eva September 9, 2010 11:38 PM BST
Somersby for me. Backed him in the Arkle and he ran a cracker. Massive scope for improvement given the size of the horse just don't know what race they will aim him at but i'll be backing him whatever he goes for.
Report baracouda30 September 9, 2010 11:51 PM BST
Tell Massini is surely better than we saw in March?

Peddlers Cross.

Cue Card (another Dunguib?)

Hurricane Fly (nap)
Report dananders September 10, 2010 9:00 AM BST
sang bleu arkle winner
Report dananders September 10, 2010 9:00 AM BST
and tataniano
Report rogerthebutler September 10, 2010 12:04 PM BST
Think Flat Out could be Willie Mullins horse for the Sun Alliance Chase and I'm keen to see where he goes this season

Think the young generation will have a say in the Gold Cup this season. Looking forward to seeing how Long Run does with a full off season's rest behind him.

But TBH I'm like a dog with two dix about the whole thing already and it's still over 6 months off[:)][:)]
Report Far From Trouble September 10, 2010 1:00 PM BST
Peddler's Cross (NAP)
Shinrock Paddy, if going over fences, will be a monster imo
Report Howdi September 10, 2010 1:11 PM BST
Mik D' Hag.
Report Desmond Orchard September 10, 2010 1:13 PM BST
Agreed Howdi, every bit as impressive as Peddlars Cross, fingers crossed he is over his problems.
Report Can't Catch Me September 10, 2010 2:12 PM BST
Arvika Ligeonniere
Report Beryl September 10, 2010 3:53 PM BST
Time For Rupert. I can't wait to see him chasing.
Report Howdi September 10, 2010 6:25 PM BST
You can't go far wrong with Desond Orchard Love
Report Ibrahima Sonko September 11, 2010 7:19 PM BST
Spirit River Love
Report gutfeeling September 11, 2010 9:30 PM BST
time for rupert chasing
reve de sivola over 3miles
joncol/pandorama around prestbury park
peddlers cross in the champion hurdle
an sioraac in the foxhunters
Report Extreme Conviction September 11, 2010 9:59 PM BST
Believe time for rupert will start off in the 3 mile novice chase at the Open Meeting at Cheltenahm
Report Howdi September 11, 2010 10:58 PM BST
^^ good info ta
Report THE LEGEND September 11, 2010 11:16 PM BST
Big Zeb...............quality animal
Report kwality September 11, 2010 11:24 PM BST
anyone interested in j'y Vole for the Gold Cup?
Report eric_morris September 12, 2010 12:49 AM BST
Mikael D'Haguenet and another horse who is giving a gut feeling it will win the Gold Cup.
Report Quvega September 12, 2010 1:07 AM BST
All of em, get rid of this flat nonsense!
Report Quvega September 12, 2010 1:12 AM BST
Like Roger tho really looking forward to see how Long Run gets on after a proper break and a bit more growing time, thought he did really well last year after a busy season, thought his RSA run was really encouraging and promising for such a young and inexperienced, (to english fences), horse
Report ilikewavingatbuses September 12, 2010 3:31 AM BST
dunguib(cant wait til he settles in a fast pace and is delivered early enough to winLaugh ) still think hes a good one!!

2m good ground chasers, look no further than tataniano

long run over no further than 2 and a half, hopefully improved his jumping!

weird al- superb animal!will win good races over staying distances, great jumper, solid!

final 2, cue card, for obvious reasons and captain chris like my pal ryanwe looks a good un!!

cant wait, as i havent really enjoyed this flat season, no stsSad ALTHOUGH i think next seasons flat 3yr olds will be v v good!!

Report legend100 September 12, 2010 3:38 AM BST
secant star = machine

Mikael D'Haguenet will win the gold cup in two years,hes not going for it this year,seen it canter ruby said its an aeroplane
Report eric_morris September 12, 2010 8:47 AM BST
Think we all know he is an aeroplane it is just that Ruby will always be aboard Nicholls chartered flight to the Gold Cup so Mikael may never get a chance to run in it. Next year Big Bucks has been declared on target for the race does Mikael miss out on Ruby again ... I think so? This horse should have been given a jump around late last season with a view to going for the Gold Cup this imo.
Report Tank01 September 12, 2010 11:12 AM BST
Arvika Ligeonaire and Loosen My Load
Report legend100 September 12, 2010 11:18 AM BST
yeah ruby will more than likely on a nicholls horse,wouldnt put me off if townend did ride it great young jock,he has a brother to zaynar mullins who could go champion bumper and nicky henderson supposedly has a full brother to binocular and showing plenty apparently
Report NEW KID IN TOWN September 12, 2010 12:23 PM BST
Really looking forward to Hurricane Fly and have a sneaky feeling we will see Big Bucks in the  Gold Cup.
Report Howdi September 12, 2010 1:08 PM BST
Watching Cue Card's progress will be interesting although Bumper winners have a recent history of flattering  abit. If he was trained by Paul Nicholls this beast would be 5-1 now for the Supreme.
Report Princesse D'Anjou September 12, 2010 1:30 PM BST
Legend not sure if you've misheard on the brother to Zaynar but his siblings are as follows:

2000 - Zainatiya (unraced)
2001 - Zanjan (9 runs, 3 places)
2006 - Zaidpour (3 runs, 1 win, 2 places including a listed race)
2007 - Zaidiyna (5 runs, 3 places)
2008 - Zainzana (filly by Green Desert)
2009 - No Foal
2010 - Colt by Zamindar
Report orzel1 September 12, 2010 3:20 PM BST
Has to be Mad Max for me
Report red and white September 12, 2010 7:41 PM BST
Hoping the majority of the racing public maintain the opinion that Cue Card is another Dunguib. Chalk and cheese.
Report ftm September 12, 2010 9:42 PM BST
toon...i think hens stated somersby will be aimed at ryanair.
Report Howdi September 12, 2010 9:49 PM BST
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Hoping the majority of the racing public maintain the opinion that Cue Card is another Dunguib. Chalk and cheese. 

can you expand on this pls ta
Report red and white September 12, 2010 11:19 PM BST
In short I think Cue Card is quicker and likely to be more athletic over his hurdles than Dunguib. If he continues to be underestimated, as he was in the Cheltenham bumper, then there is more chance of getting good value. If you read back through the thread you'll see folk saying I'm looking forward to seeing Cue Card but...Dunguib last year, record of supreme winners etc.
Report Howdi September 13, 2010 7:48 AM BST
^^^ ta
Report toon4eva September 13, 2010 8:37 AM BST
Cheers ftm will start the plunge this week.
Report RyanWe September 13, 2010 10:28 AM BST
I swear I heard Hen say on ATR she didn't think Somersby stayed at Aintree though. It's open to debate about whether he stays, not sure how anyone can be certain based on the Aintree run considering he was kicked before the start and it was at the end of the season.

Anyway, she didn't give the impression she would be sending him to the Ryanair. Maybe ftm heard it from a different source though, or maybe I heard wrong. Confused
Report Desmond Orchard September 13, 2010 11:15 AM BST
It seems that that is what she has said Ryan. I agree though that everything that could go wrong, did go wrong at Aintree and to judge him on that run would be ludicrous. My pocket is talking as I backed him for the GC immediately following the Arkle as he looked to be crying out for further then.
Report RyanWe September 13, 2010 12:04 PM BST
Yeah agreed DO, everything did seem to go wrong at Aintree [smiley:crazy]. I'm sure you're not the only person who thinks he will stay further, he definitely gave me that impression too.

I don't think he's got enough pace to win the Champion Chase, so if they don't go further with the horse this season then I think he might struggle as a 2nd season chaser.
Report roddyo September 13, 2010 3:26 PM BST
Royal Scoundrel
Report toon4eva September 13, 2010 6:54 PM BST
Think the horse will be a lot stronger this season Ryan, has a big frame and still developing so think that he will stay further this year.
Report Swinia September 13, 2010 8:36 PM BST
Of Course Trafford Returning but i'm also looking forward to seeing Wymott of McCains over fences
Report Far From Trouble September 13, 2010 8:48 PM BST
Got to add Punchestowns in their as well. The horse oozes class but poor prep didn't help his chances in the RSA. Think he got an injury as well on the day?
Report Far From Trouble September 13, 2010 8:48 PM BST
*there [smiley:crazy]
Report red and white September 13, 2010 9:47 PM BST
Just hope AP gets the leg up on Somersby again. He was hijacked at Cheltenham.
Report splinterboy82 September 13, 2010 9:57 PM BST
Long Run
Peddlers Cross
Hurricane Fly
Oscar Whisky
Finians Rainbow
Report arthurspooner September 13, 2010 10:03 PM BST
legend `100 found out-bluffer[smiley:crazy]
Report deakers September 15, 2010 1:28 AM BST
Cue Card for me.
Joe Tizz can't even say his name without grinning from ear to ear!
Report BJG September 15, 2010 5:10 PM BST
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Cue Card

The Real ArticleLove

And hope NJH sees the light and steps Soldantino up to 3m+ Mischief
Report DukeofMarmalade September 15, 2010 8:04 PM BST
Captain Chris for me, looked like he had the makings of a proper horse. Long Run also, was well over the top by Cheltenham and not given the best of rides, i'm really looking forward to seeing him after a proper rest. The jockey still worries me though.
Report CVByrne September 15, 2010 8:14 PM BST
Has to be Hurricane Fly, though I'm really looking forward to Quel Esprit going over fences. Looks made for the RSA
Report rhinestone September 15, 2010 8:58 PM BST
FFT, you reckon the Ryanair with him? As you say is very very classy, and can't give up on him yet Happy
Report Luke01 September 15, 2010 9:19 PM BST
What a Friend has improved for not going to Cheltenham last season and has a great chance in the gold cup if taken another step this year with age and class on his side. Also Great Value Each Way
Report ftm September 15, 2010 9:29 PM BST
Report duffy September 16, 2010 4:55 AM BST
arvika legionnaire for me too...looks a monster
Report liqernpoker September 16, 2010 11:48 PM BST
i would like to nominate GREAT ENDEAVOUR not just for cheltenham but for the whole season ahead
Report davix September 17, 2010 10:24 PM BST
Rangitoto, an ex-irish point to point horse, who is owned by paul barber and charles whittaker. Won 1 from 1 when with liam burke.
In training now with paul nicholls. I think this is the best ex-irish pointer pfn has had since denman came across the water...we shall see.
Report Leonardo September 17, 2010 11:52 PM BST
agree with Arvika Legionnaire,hope connections get the mighty Mikael back on course son too....
Report sageform September 18, 2010 11:33 AM BST
I think that Big Zeb and Sizing Europe could fight out the QM if both get there fit and well.
Report Mandeville Anne Lover September 18, 2010 4:04 PM BST
there is one horse in the gold cup. look closely its so clear to see and available at huge prices on here.

just wait until january and it'll be much shorter
Report Howdi September 18, 2010 6:20 PM BST
^^^^ yawn
Report revedesivola September 19, 2010 11:56 AM BST
michael dhaguenet
diamond harry
reve de sivola
all three will win one or more grade ones this season!!!!
Report eric_morris September 19, 2010 12:46 PM BST
There is no value to backing Somersby early for a Ryanair. Hen is always lured by the Gold Cup imo and you are touch and go whether he ends up in that.
Report Minger September 20, 2010 10:29 AM BST
Joncol,Bensalem,Peddlars Cross,Finians Rainbow & Megastar
Report deadloss September 20, 2010 2:21 PM BST

Id be surprised if Bensalem runs this season.
Report R Carver September 20, 2010 5:01 PM BST
Peddlars will be interesting over 2. Be brilliant if he could come backwards and remain unbeaten...

Five For Three - love him to bits..
Report R Carver September 20, 2010 5:04 PM BST
Though I fear 543 may have missed his chance through the spells on the sidelines.
Report Minger September 20, 2010 5:55 PM BST
deadloss - didnt realise he was long term- thought back after Xmas?
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