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10 Feb 19 17:46
Date Joined: 05 Oct 11
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They showed Stand Up And Fight getting hammered in his latest point on Racing TV this afternoon. Yet his price is unchanged. Are we looking at an even worse renewal than last year?
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Report Quevega06 February 10, 2019 6:32 PM GMT
I thought that was strange the bookies not drifting him the other week also. Did he get beat again or was this the one from two weeks ago?
Report differentdrum February 10, 2019 9:30 PM GMT
No, it was the race won by Fenno's Storm. Either something wrong with the favourite or he badly needs a sound surface.

For those interested Elliott said today that Kruzhlinin would be going for the Aintree Foxhunters.
Report ben96 February 10, 2019 10:11 PM GMT
Does anyone who follows the point to point scence have a strong opinion on Hazel Hill he seems to be the best of the British atm. Shantou Flyer may have a squeak if the ground came up very soft or heavy but that looks unlikely atm.
Report Quevega06 February 10, 2019 11:02 PM GMT
Hazel Hill was really good lto in that race Shantou was fav
Report Ramruma February 11, 2019 11:07 AM GMT
Will some of the British runners be qualified in time? The flu shutdown can't help.
Report DroopysGregKinkysNap February 18, 2019 8:39 PM GMT
I was at Warwick for the Hazel Hill win but what caught my eye was Mr Mix just popping away and staying on from the back to go second. Looked a practice run for cheltenham and at over 50/1 worth a go each way i what looks an average renewal.

I actually backed Hazel Hill at 6s and Mr Mix at 40s at Warwick and never did the forecast.
Report Swardean February 21, 2019 3:10 PM GMT
I assume the change of mind by the Rooneys means that KRUZHLININ will now be going to Cheltenham, were he will be very hard to beat imo
Report Ramruma February 21, 2019 3:25 PM GMT
Kruzhlinin will go to Cheltenham according to the Post but does not look like the right type to me. Mind you, it is mainly about the jockeys. 14/1 here but blue on Oddschecker.
Report BarryM February 27, 2019 1:28 PM GMT
I like Shantou Flyer. He has been working up to fitness on the racecourse, and I don't think he has to have deep ground. He likes Cheltenham, the test of stamina on new course will be right up his street and if there's the usual strong pace that will help him too. All he does is stay these days. He probably put up a career best at last year's festival (just touched off in the Ultima off 152, rated 157 afterwards) and is only 9 so there's no reason to think he can't run to that kind of level again when fully fit and in a suitable race. You don't get many hunters running to 150+ these days.
Report miltons sophie February 27, 2019 4:11 PM GMT
Apologies Duffy, Budd and others as I am breaking my statement not to post but feel I have to say this....... BarryM you need to post a lot more
Report the bloob February 27, 2019 7:51 PM GMT
I am all over Shantou Flyer but I'm a bit concerned by Maxwell trying to buy Road to Rome, why buy the horse now if you've already got a good one?
Report Cash Is King February 28, 2019 8:04 AM GMT
Anyone backing Shantou Flyer - or Road to Rome if Maxwell purchases him to ride in the Foxhunters - needs to appreciate that the rating of the horse pales when Maxwell’s relative incompetence as a pilot is taken into consideration.

He’s a 10lbs worse jockey than the leading English amateurs and 20lbs below the leading Irish amateurs. That’s a considerable handicap no matter how good the horse he’s riding is.
Report equine flew February 28, 2019 8:35 AM GMT
Assuming Codd will be riding Kruzhlinin
Report Ramruma March 9, 2019 9:56 PM GMT
Kruzhlinin is out.
Report Deptford March 10, 2019 6:21 AM GMT
I fancied Gilgambboa, not running, not read anything as to why
Report Ramruma March 10, 2019 6:34 AM GMT
I do not think Gilgamboa was ever entered, though again, I do not know why.
Report koikeeper March 11, 2019 5:45 PM GMT
Does anyone who follows the point to point scence have a strong opinion on Hazel Hill he seems to be the best of the British atm.

This is the one that stands out for me, its just getting better all the time.
Report penzance March 11, 2019 6:05 PM GMT
Hazel Hill done nothing wrong,if he acts
around here must go well.
Report koikeeper March 11, 2019 6:23 PM GMT
You don't get many hunters running to 150+ these days.

Shantou Flyer not a 150+ horse anymore... That's why it is running in hunters.. Its hunter chase form is very average.. Fit or not.
Report 1st time poster March 11, 2019 6:25 PM GMT
ground coming for ucello conti
Report 1st time poster March 11, 2019 6:26 PM GMT
hazel hill thommo,s bet of meeting Sad
Report The Sawyer March 12, 2019 3:25 PM GMT
hi koi
hope you're ok

I've backed HH - form looks very sound.

the look on Alex Edwards face after the race at Warwick was a picture - don't think he's every gone that quickly before.
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