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Can't Catch Me
06 Dec 16 17:16
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Impressive display from Getabird this weekend.

Thought it was noticeable Willie said pre-race that it would be one to watch with a view to Cheltenham as there were several very fancied horses, and a few had turned down big offers. For him to pulverise the field suggests he could be a bit special. Certainly can't see him being 8-1 for long anyway, so have snaffled the max I can.

Looking at the market, plenty near the top may well not run, and we know Gigginstown won't run anything, so his price can only go one way imo.

Timeform said the rating they gave him would be good enough to place in every single renewal of the Champion Bumper and would have won a few as well. That's seriously impressive for a horse on debut who looked like he had plenty more in the tank. Its also pleasing to see he can handle decent ground.

What's not to like?!

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By:
impossible123
When: 06 Dec 16 17:33
I have smashed into this one, so beware anyone contemplating having an interest on him.
By:
Can't Catch Me
When: 12 Dec 16 10:35
As low as 4/1 in places already Shocked
By:
Joist
When: 07 Jan 17 16:40
West Coast Time (Joseph O'Brien, Tabor colours) very impressive there at Cork beating a decent one in Drumconnor Lad (second to Ballyward last time, albeit beaten 15 lengths or so). West Coast Time travelled sweetly and put 9 lengths between him and Drumconnor Lad with little fuss; being by Westerner out of Refinement, he's entitled to be good and 14/1 looks pretty fair for the Bumper for me.

Joseph OB also has an interesting one tomorrow in the bumper at Naas, for JP - Le Richebourg, a half brother to Gevrey Chambertin.
By:
Joist
When: 07 Jan 17 16:41
From Irish Racing Live on Twitter: JoeO'Brien-WestCoastTime:"not a bad horse, not sure if Chelt' Bumper would be right this year but maybe.Will have to run again to go."

Doesn't sound like they'd already had him in mind as their Bumper horse.
By:
Can't Catch Me
When: 11 Jan 17 14:56
Nice to see a bit of blue for Getabird... PP have him into 9/2 now.
By:
PyrrhicVictory
When: 11 Jan 17 16:31
My Dad was at Cork for the West Coast Times bumper. He said it was the easiest bumper winner he's ever seen (and he's seen a few in his time!). Mightily impressed.

Personally I've a few quid already antepost on Western Ryder (there's a real Westerner theme here!). He came good at Ascot and Greatrex is defo sending him to Cheltenham.
By:
Can't Catch Me
When: 11 Jan 17 16:56
Great username Love
By:
neill d
When: 11 Jan 17 17:58
Great punting username, any winner at this craic would probably have gone through fckin medical school in the time he spent down the years!
By:
Jb23
When: 12 Jan 17 18:59
Full brother to Ballyandy- Kaveman makes his racecourse debut this Saturday at Warwick. The dam also produced the 2010 Aintree champion bumper winner- Megastar. Noticed its 40-1 for the Champion Bumper and maybe one to keep an eye out for
By:
ReaseHeath
When: 25 Jan 17 13:45
Getabird declared to run in the last at Gowran Park tomorrow - the opposition looks pitiful...
By:
duffy
When: 26 Jan 17 16:17
mullins does his usual sits still for 7/8ths of the race before having a fit for the final 1/8.
By:
Can't Catch Me
When: 26 Jan 17 16:21
Thought the exact same thing Duffy. Let it turn into a sprint. Still, horse did well to still win and the second isn't a bad horse imo... prices were a joke today.

A bit more experience for him.
By:
Can't Catch Me
When: 09 Feb 17 07:31
Potentially interesting race at Naas on Saturday. WPM has both Carter McKay and Next Destination entered and hopefully at least one of those two will take on West Coast Time.
By:
pleasedontgetinjuredclanroyal
When: 10 Feb 17 20:57
getabird drifted to 7.2 to back this evening.....market just been suspended
By:
ZEALOT
When: 10 Feb 17 21:46
last price matched 18
By:
impossible123
When: 10 Feb 17 22:02
It has drifted markedly. Could be something untoward has happened or sheer market manipulation. But no worries, Mullins will reassure backers it is only a tweaked muscle!
By:
Colonel Sanders
When: 10 Feb 17 22:44
Big showdown at Naas tomorrow. Carter McKay vs West Coast Time

Trip will surely suit Carter.
By:
Can't Catch Me
When: 11 Feb 17 07:56
A fairly significant amount of money, considering the poor liquidity, looking to lay Getabird at 8. Fearing the worst here Sad
By:
Brownie3
When: 11 Feb 17 10:42
Agree, he looks to be out.

I had 25's in the book as well.

Hell of a build up for Ricci this.
By:
Mr Eboue
When: 11 Feb 17 12:29
Getabird out of the festival. Sad
By:
impossible123
When: 11 Feb 17 12:37
Definitely out then, is it?
By:
Can't Catch Me
When: 11 Feb 17 13:05
Absolutely sick
By:
jedi sophie
When: 11 Feb 17 13:57
Where this Mullins confirmed??Sickener!Ricci be packing up shortly!Getting it tight!
By:
impossible123
When: 11 Feb 17 14:20
RP website reported Joe Chamber's (Ricci's racing manager). Chamber: "He is unlikely to make Cheltenham and more than likely he'll be out for the season. He's sore behind, unfortunately. It might have happened as a result of or during his run at Gowran but the prognosis is to miss Cheltenham rather than his racing career."
By:
jedi sophie
When: 11 Feb 17 14:41
ffs..cheers!!SadSadSadCryCryCry
By:
Jb23
When: 11 Feb 17 17:08
That was very impressive by Carter McKay
By:
maelduin
When: 11 Feb 17 17:54
Agree jb23. Interesting he's by the same Sire as Pique Sous who ran a blinder in a real hot Chelt Bumper. Can see this one being really short on the day unless something else comes out of the clouds.
By:
Jb23
When: 11 Feb 17 18:25
Was also very impressed by Daphne Du Clos at Newbury. Got the impression that the way it travelled into the race, better spring ground should suit. Turning into a nice little race at the moment.
By:
Cash Is King
When: 16 Feb 17 09:28
Henderson isn't a big fan of the Cheltenham bumper. In any event, Daphne Du Clos will be aimed at the mares only bumpers at Sandown in March and Aintree in April.

Britain's best bumper horse this year is Western Ryder and Greatrex confirmed long ago that Cheltenham was the target. It was no disgrace getting beaten by Daphne Du Clos at Newbury when trying to concede 21 lbs to the winner.
By:
rl91
When: 22 Feb 17 23:54
Fulham Road runs in a bumper at Fairyhose those weekend

I seem to remember him being a big fancy last year before being kept at home

just seen him quoted at 10/1 on skybet and don't remember seeing him loses before hand
By:
Just So
When: 24 Feb 17 07:38
Pretty sure Fulham Road has been touted for the last two Champion Bumpers. Shouldn't be quoted this year though as now 7yo and therefore ineligible. Also a good few quoted in places who have already been over hurdles.
By:
flat16
When: 25 Feb 17 13:27
Don't know if he is an intended runner or not ,but ravenhill road has done nothing wrong ,keeps improving and has speed
By:
Ramruma
When: 25 Feb 17 17:05
Don't know if he is an intended runner or not ,but ravenhill road has done nothing wrong ,keeps improving and has speed

Impressive as he undoubtedly was second time, Ravenhill Road has won two class 6 bumpers worth a combined £3.5k which, at risk of going all Van Der Wheil on the forum, is a long way short of Champion Bumper standard.
By:
Autocue
When: 26 Feb 17 17:46
Cue Card won one class 6 junior bumper worth £1,431.10 before bolting up at Cheltenham so you're talking crap.
By:
jakeybeany89
When: 27 Feb 17 07:58
could be mistaketen but sure ive seen Ravenhill Road is OUT after meeting with a set back
By:
jakeybeany89
When: 27 Feb 17 07:58
As he was my idea of a bet for the race
By:
Autocue
When: 27 Feb 17 15:07
Wouldn't surprise me if he'd had a setback as trainer said he'd be going hurdling but hasn't been seen on the track since November. I'd hoped he was being kept back for the Cheltenham bumper but a setback sounds more likely.
By:
Autocue
When: 27 Feb 17 15:20
Sure enough
"I was speaking to Brian Ellison at Musselburgh yesterday. The Malton based trainer told me his unbeaten bumper horse Ravenhill Road won't be sighted on a racecourse until the Autumn having incurred a minor setback. Brian didn't appear to be too concerned about the injury but owner Phil Martin didn't want to take any risks with such an exciting prospect."
By:
Can't Catch Me
When: 27 Feb 17 16:45
Willie on Carter McKay:

He looks the pick of our bumper horses based on what he did in his last start and he will run in the Champion Bumper. Any horse that can win as he did at Naas is a fair machine. I can’t imagine the ground will be any great concern for him regardless of how it turns up. We haven’t talked about riding plans for the bumpers yet, but it might be hard to dislodge Patrick off him!
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