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Govan Spoonful
01 Jan 19 12:30
Date Joined: 07 Apr 06
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While Altior's destination is obvious, the only feasible race for Gilgamboa is the hunter chase. Billy's have the best prices on both, 1/2 and 8/1 respectively, yet I have just been to their local shop and been able to top up previous bets, this time on their "to win any race" market at 4/6 and 10/1. Crazy!
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Report impossible123 January 1, 2019 2:35 PM GMT
I get your drift. I think there could be a very, very slim chance Altior could go Champion Hurdle or Ryanair or Gold Cup; If so, he'll be more than 4/6 for any of them - that's my understanding. But, of the two 4/6 for Altior who is almost a certainty to run in the Champion Chase is good value considering he's only 4/9 for this race.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y January 1, 2019 2:50 PM GMT
What the fack sort of drivel are you talking ??

Altior going for the Champion Hurdle, Ryanair or Gold Cup. FFS stepping up from 2m to 3m 2 1/2f, just randomly going back over hurdles or going for the bloody Ryanair.

My god.
Report ReaseHeath January 1, 2019 6:27 PM GMT

Could just imagine Henderson (via Unibet on Tw@tter obvs) announcing on the Sunday prior to the festival that Brain Power was going to bring his A game to the Champion Chase and Altior would be diverted to the Ryanair.Whoops

Imp123 would lead the meltdown on here...

Well done, Govan - excellent spot irrespective of any outcome.
Report Can't Catch Me January 1, 2019 10:29 PM GMT
I believe Gilgamboa is injured and a doubt for the Festival.
Report Can't Catch Me January 1, 2019 10:33 PM GMT
To elaborate on that, just remembered it was a Mark Howard update...

Gilgamboa has been hit with a setback and it will be a race against time to get him fit for the spring festivals.
Report Quevega06 January 1, 2019 10:36 PM GMT
Stand and Fight will win that Foxhunters anyhow. Save the money on Gilgamboa and go in large
Report irishone January 1, 2019 10:37 PM GMT
Agree impossible ...... had altior down as an Epsom derby runner myself, you see my drift ? If not definite oaks entry .
Report Govan Spoonful January 2, 2019 12:47 PM GMT
The penny has dropped with Hill's. Altior now 2/5.
Report Middle_Of_March January 4, 2019 4:57 AM GMT
Spot on Impossible123.

I’ve heard Altior could even skip Cheltenham for a crack at the Grand National before a tilt at the Greyhound Derby.
Report Quevega06 January 5, 2019 6:26 PM GMT
Love to see him in the Gold Cup
Report asparagus January 5, 2019 8:19 PM GMT
Should run Altior on the Tuesday in the Champion Hurdle and Friday in the Gold Cup. He'd be favourite for both.
Report impossible123 January 5, 2019 11:18 PM GMT
Altior: Champion Hurdle (tues); Champion Chase (weds); Gold Cup (fri). A full house of victories in one Festival and one week.
Report duffy January 6, 2019 5:45 PM GMT
Midlands National Saturday ( providing he gets a good nights sleep on Friday of course)Grin
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