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14 Sep 10 23:46
Date Joined: 06 Mar 06
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So no one should really be balls deep yet so this is a heart over head matter!

For me, Captain Cee Bee winning the Champion Chase.
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Report Quvega September 14, 2010 11:56 PM BST
Quevega, naturallyLove and Denman, not likely I know for Denners, but would love it
Report Joist September 15, 2010 12:09 AM BST
Ah, Quevega did me a favour on an otherwise quite horrific day's punting this year. Could not begrudge her victory wherever she went. :)
Report kauto_kauto September 15, 2010 12:12 AM BST
Love to see Kauto Star come back to cheltenham and serve us up a treat like he did in 2009 then on to retirement after it.

think Cheltenham would be unbelievable if this happened and the noise this would make would be something to behold.
Report Princess Purple Guitar September 15, 2010 4:25 AM BST
The Captain for me that horse...would have set me up for a year if he had won this stake back at Punchestown and more....cant help but want to see Peddlers extend its legs too in Chamion
Report cunningplan September 15, 2010 8:16 AM BST
denman simples
Report rogerthebutler September 15, 2010 9:49 AM BST
Anything BUT Kauto or Denman if Cheltenham do that patronising and dismissive 'scarf marketing' campaign again.
Report Stake & Chips September 15, 2010 12:27 PM BST
Would love to see Hurricane Fly get there in one piece, just to see whether his turn of foot would be there up the hill Love
Report kwality September 15, 2010 12:32 PM BST
J'y Vole springing a Gold Cup shock :)
Report Steamship September 15, 2010 12:43 PM BST
Peddlers Cross
Some horses from Malton as well
Report TheBowery September 15, 2010 2:49 PM BST
Report TD_Gunner September 15, 2010 2:53 PM BST
Weird Al
Report RyanWe September 15, 2010 3:46 PM BST
Would love to see both the Captains - Cee Bee & Chris win their respective races.

I guess if it was just the one horse though, it would have to be Denman, regarding everything he has been through and this could well be his last year.
Report toon4eva September 15, 2010 4:03 PM BST
From a gambling perspective Somersby, from a personal perspective Denman.
Report Mustapha Bath September 15, 2010 4:43 PM BST
Would like to see Zaynar go chasing and win The Arkle.
Report Princesse D'Anjou September 15, 2010 4:55 PM BST
Quevega and Long Run Love
Report Far From Trouble September 15, 2010 5:42 PM BST
Report Crewebish September 15, 2010 5:45 PM BST
Stick Zaynar in the World hurdle, give Big Bucks some real competition.
Report Deplasterer September 15, 2010 6:29 PM BST
Dunguib, but can't see it.
Report bigben September 15, 2010 8:35 PM BST
My heart says Kauto & my pocket says Peddlers Cross in the CH.
Report CVByrne September 15, 2010 8:50 PM BST
In order Kauto, Hurricane Fly, Denman.

Oh and Katchit, because I still love that little guy.
Report Luke01 September 15, 2010 9:25 PM BST
Khalarai King - Rynair
Report dananders September 16, 2010 10:27 AM BST
big bucks without a shadoiw of a doubt. horse of a lifetime
Report baracouda30 September 16, 2010 10:34 AM BST
Denman powering up the hill and into retirement would be great.
Report Howdi September 16, 2010 12:25 PM BST
Kautpo and Denman tear jerking stuff.
Report Lee_SHA September 16, 2010 1:02 PM BST
No contest for me, Denman Love

If not him then I'd like to see What A Friend win it. Love that horse too.
Report Nature Boy September 16, 2010 2:05 PM BST
Denman - Gold Cup
Peddlers Cross - Champ Hurdle
Mikael D'Haguenet - RSA Chase

in a treble
(well maybe give Denman a swerve on that)
Report Wayward Lad September 16, 2010 2:05 PM BST
Not many people saying why they want a particular horse to win next March. Come on peeps, express your feelings!
I would like to see BIG BUCKS win a 3rd World Hurdle as he repaid my faith in him after winning the Cleeve by winning his 1st World Hurdle at the amazing odds of 6/1 (thank you Big Bucks). But more so as his owners, the Stewart family, are very sporting and very supportive of the jumps game. It would also present the dilemma of whether to go for a 4th World Hurdle or attempt a go at the Gold Cup in 2012.
But if either Kauto Star, Denman or Imperial Commander run up that hill to win another Gold Cup there will be tears in my eyes.
Report Quvega September 16, 2010 2:46 PM BST
If either Denman or Kauto could win another Gold Cup I'm sure it would reduce many grown men to tears, for me the most emotional would be Denman, after all his problems coupled with his never say die attitude there is something about him that connects with peoples imaginations and feelings. 'Thar you go' WL, emotional enuf for you Laugh
Report CVByrne September 16, 2010 3:30 PM BST
I want kauto to win another gold cup because he deserves it. The greatest horse of his generation deserves three gold cups.

Hurricane fly because I think he is special horse and injury had plagued him for the past two seasons. It would be great to see a such a talented horse I've followed since his first run win the champion.

Denman because he is one of my favorites, if kauto can't win then I want it to be Denners. Really love the courage. Last years Hennessy win is my favorite race of all time.

And wee Katchit because of his champion and triumph wins. Love wee Katchit, heart of a lion.
Report RyanWe September 16, 2010 3:47 PM BST
Anyone else gutted that Denman isn't running in the Hennessy this year? I just can't help feel it won't be the same without him in it Cry Last year's win was probably my favourite performance I've ever seen.
Report Lee_SHA September 16, 2010 4:30 PM BST
I have followed Denman throughout his career and he's without a shadow of a doubt my favourite horse of all time.

The guts, the determination, the run he put in after his illness to finish behind the brilliant Kauto in the '09 Gold Cup, last years Hennessy off top weight had me choked to tears (I doubt I'll ever see a race like that again ever), the sheer brute force of his galloping, that jump at the cross-fence second time around in the Hennessy, the way he put it up to a brilliant Imperial Commander in this years Gold Cup and finished miles clear of everything else, I could go on and on and on.

Denman Love

Oh and What A Friend because I have watched the horse progress for a while and I liked the way he put it up to Denman in last years Hennessy (I know he was receiving a lot in the weight). He's still relatively a youngster and it was impressive the way he followed up that run with two Grade One wins. I just like the way he holds himself, almost seems dopey but very likeable and obviously capable.
Report SatelliteFlight September 16, 2010 6:59 PM BST
Beef Or Salmon Cool
Report yeast September 16, 2010 9:16 PM BST
Punchestowns. Unlucky to come up against an all time great in Big Bucks.
Report TITCH 1 September 16, 2010 10:43 PM BST
Heart - Would love to see voy por win one more at the festival though it aint gonna happen.

Head - Big Bucks winning a third WH although i doubt he would beat the reception Inglis got for his.

Finally, Binocular because i,m large on him already in doubles with the first legs up !!
Report CVByrne September 16, 2010 10:45 PM BST
They should have retired Voy Por, horse has done enough. Multiple Grade 1 winner deserves retirement.
Report TITCH 1 September 16, 2010 11:07 PM BST
Report cricnut September 16, 2010 11:17 PM BST
Denman for me, its not going to happen, but just love the horse's guts and determination.
Report Cozza84. September 17, 2010 7:28 PM BST
Hurricane Fly, just to see him make it there would be a treat, plus am attending for the first time in 2011

Think Pride Of Dulcote could be very special, any ideas where they could send him?
Report R Carver September 17, 2010 7:38 PM BST
Denman, Kauto would be good. Or Imperial! Quality post by Wayward above.
Report BraveInca2006. September 17, 2010 10:59 PM BST
Hurricane without doubt. I love the little lad.
Report Leonardo September 17, 2010 11:48 PM BST
I was a fairly late convert to Denman.(backed 4 aces &according to john in the RSA)
But boy backed him in his first hennessy & when he won the gold cup i was in tears.
Loved his bulldozing style.Thought he had it this year coming round the turn.beaten by a true champion mind.
So yes it would be Denman,though i cant see it.....
Report AL BUNDY September 18, 2010 6:15 PM BST
Monsignor -just so he could shut idiots like me up.....

If not Monsignor, then Denman - I choked back tears in the winners at Newbury last November. God nows what it would be like if he won another GC.
Report ReaseHeath September 18, 2010 6:43 PM BST
Restless Harry, small stable, name suits him, scared he was a gonner after crashing fall last festival, love his attitude.

It is a thread for feelings not logic!
Report Quvega September 19, 2010 5:07 PM BST
Shame we can't turn back time cuz I would let Barizan win the Triumph last year after his all out run, shall never forget the gallant little fella coming up the hill, his tongue lolling out and still trying his heart out.
Report Shotgun Willy September 19, 2010 6:01 PM BST
Joncol Gold Cup . So he can prove all the doubters wrong by seeing out 3m 2.5 f on good ground.Not just a heavy ground horse
Report dananders September 19, 2010 6:03 PM BST
ryanair horse
Report Joist September 20, 2010 5:40 PM BST
Ahh Barizan and Restless Harry both nice shouts. On a dreary and absolutely dismal day's punting on the Friday, the cheer that greeted Restless Harry when he got up from behind the screens brought a smile to the face that money just can't do. Happy
Report Quvega September 20, 2010 8:21 PM BST
Agreed Joist, RH was also loudly cheered on him come back run at Cheltenhams April evening meeting. He seems to really have worked himself into peoples affections.
Report roddyo September 21, 2010 11:57 AM BST
Royal Scoundrel in the Albert Bartlett
Report SidTheSexist September 21, 2010 12:54 PM BST

an absolute warrior of a horse, would love it if he could get his head infront again at the festivalLove
Report Graeme83 September 22, 2010 11:46 AM BST
Binocular [:)]
Report revedesivola September 27, 2010 9:15 PM BST
reve de sivola and provo...go on team williams
Report thehoffisback September 28, 2010 12:13 PM BST
Pady the plasterer, wonderful attitude ,love to see him beat MM.

What a friend,  Feel he is good value  although saying that i think 11-2 for the commander is a very fair price.

I would also love to see Kauto Star retain his gold cup.

I'm so lucky,  was all over him last season at the festival, came knowhere and then went on to beat twist magic at sandown(i missed out that day).

I would also like to see Get me out of here win.  Was all over him last year when he was narrowly beaten by hobbo's Menorah.
Report CVByrne September 28, 2010 8:55 PM BST
forpady already beat Masterminded by the way, he just failed to beat Big Zeb is all.
Report CVByrne September 28, 2010 8:56 PM BST
Oh and Kauto can't retain the Gold Cup since Imperial Commander is the reigning champ.
Report crab patties September 30, 2010 5:42 PM BST
interested in pandorma this season..
Report thehoffisback September 30, 2010 5:44 PM BST
cvbyrne is a petty petty man, just a minnow
Report horseman October 5, 2010 9:52 AM BST
Denman,no doubt about it.

To see him demolish a top field with massive leaps and that relentless brutal gallop,powering up the hill into retirement would  be without doubt the ultimate "not a dry eye in the house"moment a race meeting has ever seen.

Kauto would be great to but i feel that this superb animal has most likely peaked,and whereas Denman may have lost a little,but if he's primed and fit who knows....
Report Brooksielad October 5, 2010 10:49 AM BST
Would love to see Kauto swing in on the bridle one last time :)
Report jozzasimo18 October 5, 2010 12:12 PM BST
Hurricane Fly!!
Report hardyisbetterthanistabraq October 5, 2010 5:24 PM BST
kauto star
Report Mooono October 5, 2010 6:38 PM BST
Captain Hurricane Card
Report Koo.... October 5, 2010 9:49 PM BST
Palomar in the coral cup for me
Report taxman October 6, 2010 8:17 PM BST
Big Bucks jumping the last in the Gold Cup 25l clear (following the retirements of Kauto and Denman three months previous).
Report Harrys Mate October 7, 2010 12:34 PM BST
Nothing to compare with Dessie gritting it out up the hill in the mud, but Denman would get closest imo.
Report penzance October 7, 2010 8:28 PM BST
Hurricane Fly.To show when he's fit,he's top class!
Report Celestialalltheway October 12, 2010 11:45 AM BST
Celestial Halo to win the Arkle by a record breaking 25 lenghs
Report IanD83 October 12, 2010 12:28 PM BST
Denman would be truely amazing, but would also like to see Get Me Out Of Here win the Champ hurdle. Saw him run at Newbury in the totesport trophy and liked the horse since, think he was a bit unlucky at the festival last year.
Report ChildOfMine2 October 12, 2010 2:09 PM BST
Hurricane Fly for me in the Champion Hurdle!
Report barneymcgrew October 12, 2010 2:54 PM BST
Brooksielad - spot on.
Report magic carpet October 13, 2010 10:50 PM BST
Binocular. Last years build up overshadowed what was a exceptional performance in the champion it would be great to see him defend his championship come march
Report revedesivola October 13, 2010 11:41 PM BST
the one and only provo
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