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Cash Is King
30 Jan 18 10:43
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Looked a good horse when winning on soft going at Newbury at the beginning of December and was impressive when winning on heavy going at Cheltenham last Saturday. (Difficult to fathom why the trainer took him out of a race at Ascot the previous Saturday (20th) on account of "unsuitable going" but was happy to let him take his chance at Cheltenham when the going at Ascot (soft, heavy in places) was certainly no worse than the going at Cheltenham.)

He doesn't have the profile of a typical Albert Bartlett winner - a gnarled, hardy type with proven winning form over 3m trips - but he looks a very exciting prospect.

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By:
bluebirdfan
When: 30 Jan 18 10:47
If he was mine I’d miss Cheltenham altogether.......but it’s Cheltenham and that would be a very hard call for the owners to make
By:
Cash Is King
When: 30 Jan 18 10:49
Santini stays, he gallops and he jumps and he's coped with ground I can't believe he wants. I suppose we'll put him in the Albert Bartlett, but [owner] Richard Kelvin-Hughes and I agree it might be a year too soon. You'd think of him as an RSA horse next year and if he improves as much as he did from last year to this year then he'll be an absolute machine - he's a proper horse - Nicky Henderson, trainer.
By:
Cash Is King
When: 30 Jan 18 10:50
Bluebirdfan - If he was mine I'd let him take his chance in the Albert Bartlett before putting him away ahead of a novice chasing campaign next season.
By:
impossible123
When: 15 Feb 18 19:35
He's been backed, only 8/1 now with backers queueing up to him up to 9/1. A definite for the Albert Bartlett?
By:
Quevega06
When: 15 Feb 18 21:18
Yes all systems go
By:
woodmanchester
When: 16 Feb 18 10:58
Looks a proper grinder to me. Needs a stiff test as I believe lacking a touch of speed
By:
wellchief
When: 01 Mar 18 19:32
He did win the same novice hurdle at Cheltenham that Bobs Worth did before he went on to win the Albert Bartlett - may be a sign?  To be fair to good old Bob, he did beat Rock on Ruby going away at the end, and RoR got chinned on the line in that year's Neptune, so Bob could of probably won either race that year.

I'd be surprised if Santini didn't at least place.
By:
The Dragon
When: 04 Mar 18 14:51
9/2 fav
By:
p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y
When: 04 Mar 18 14:54
On him at 25s from the day Chef Des Obeaux (on him as well, same price) won at Kempton so easily as Santini was so impressive the way he powered home on debut to beat Chef Des Obeaux at Newbury.

Think Santini is going to be a hell of a horse especially when he goes chasing.

all posted on Albert Bartlett thread b4 I am accused of aftertiming.
By:
The Dragon
When: 04 Mar 18 15:28
nice one pm hood luck!!!
By:
impossible123
When: 04 Mar 18 15:29
I was put off by Hendo's statement that he was a horse for next season chasing. Now little value left post the scratching of Cracking Smart.
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