Jan 28, 2019 -- 2:25PM, firstimevisor wrote:
Can't believe Faugheen has barely been given a mention on this thread. He could still line up in the Champion Hurdle in March but if he does go for the Stayers then I can't see what should beat him.The Punchestown Stayers last season was the best 3 mile hurdle race run all year. He beat Penhill by 13 lengths. He beat Identity Thief, the Aintree Stayers winner, by 30 lengths. He could beat this lot with one leg tied up
Couldn't agree more and mentioned him in this thread about a fortnight ago. His figures stack up against anything likely to run in the race.
I think the markets definitely overlooking him currently.
Jan 28, 2019 -- 8:03PM, impossible123 wrote:
Faugheen: Was the Punchestown race a truly run race as he was gifted a soft lead? Also, Mullins had 7 out of 11 runners in that race; his run behind Apple's Jade despite falling two out and still in contention (2 lengths behind) I do not believe he'd have won or been closer if he'd not fallen - he was already asked by Walsh to get closer just prior to falling, I believe.
He certainly was going well enough when falling and imo hadn't been asked by Walsh to do much. Look he might not have got close to Apples Jade if he hasn't fallen but in this Stayers Hurdle he wouldn't have to improve much, to win this.
As has been pointed out he's capable of running to 165+ consistently. That would be good enough to win this and certainly belies double figure odds ew.
Mar 3, 2019 -- 9:02PM, teewyre wrote:
Think Kilbricken Storm is a bit of a forgotten horse.Excellent cheltenham form.
would be very interested in ks if there was a lot of rain.