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13 Mar 22 13:35
Date Joined: 10 Mar 03
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He wasn't exactly shabby last year and his trainer has been known to get a horse right for this meeting.
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Report mcgoldrick March 13, 2022 1:00 PM GMT
The very definition of betting blind.
Report PeteTheBloke March 13, 2022 1:48 PM GMT
So you'll be giving this race a complete swerve?
Report FOYLESWAR March 13, 2022 2:04 PM GMT
win  and place on here for me adagio ran a blinder off a big weight in the greatwood and thats proving good form has a good bit to find but a big price on here .
Report Jb23 March 13, 2022 2:48 PM GMT
Personally, I would struggle to make a case for Appreciate It even with a run.

I don't think last year's supreme was very good in the slightest with the winning distance boosted with Blue Lord falling at the last. Blue Lord has turned into a good chaser in an average division, Soaring Glory is a graded handicapper, Ballyadam hasn't lived up to the hype and the rest are just well....not very good.

Now, I don't think that Appreciate It is a bad horse, I just don't think he is a Champion Hurdler. To my eye, he has always had the look of a horse who would benefit from going up in trip, rather than being kept at the minimum. I couldn't have him for the Arkle so I am struggling to sell myself on him running well in the Champion Hurdle.

I will most likely try to place lay him and lay him at a shortish price on Tuesday in the hope that he travels strongly for a mile and then gets done for pace and the lack of race fitness. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see him upped to 3 miles at Punchestown in April/May.

Most likely I will be wrong, but that's just my take on him.

Good luck this week.
Report unclepuncle March 13, 2022 4:58 PM GMT
Epatante looks the win and place bet of the season to me.
Have also backed her in the without Honeysuckle market.
Report paulo47 March 13, 2022 5:22 PM GMT
Am with you Uncle .
Report jimnast March 13, 2022 7:49 PM GMT
I backed him for the champion hurdle after the greatwood foyles,he had a slight setback missing the bula hurdle his intended next run(yard won it with valeramix) I was perfectly happy with his comeback run in the kingwell raced as if just needing the race ,has a good record at Cheltenham albeit his best runs were on the triumph hurdle course.
Report Cauthenmeister March 13, 2022 8:09 PM GMT
I would say that it's the exact opposite. Back him to win if you think it has a chance, could quite easily blow out completely given the year off and not give you your money back or fractionally under.
I'm also in the Adagio camp.
Report sageform March 13, 2022 8:31 PM GMT
Agree with Cauthen. He might easily win but equally easily pull up. The place bet is surely Epatante.
Report geoff m March 13, 2022 8:42 PM GMT
agree just as likely to win as blow out altogether .Certainly not an e/w play.
Report FOYLESWAR March 13, 2022 9:07 PM GMT
good luck jimnast just looks too big for me at 26 on here win and place,i take it you are in cheltenham or nearby not long to go now .
Report jimnast March 13, 2022 9:32 PM GMT
Cheers foyles still  at home leaving in the morning,yes not long to go and looking forward to the racing like others a little bit concerned about some of the field sizes but no doubt by the end of the festival there will be memories of the racing and the occasion that will last for ever,stating the bleedin obvious but the champion chase the supreme and the bumper look top class.

Good luck with your bets and keep showing imagination.
Report glow -worm March 14, 2022 1:18 PM GMT
ladcrookes wont to get it 2/1 without honeysuckle a big sweerve from me
Report FOYLESWAR March 14, 2022 1:28 PM GMT
thanks and good luck jimnast ,enjoy your week at the theatre of champions and hope ya win plenty .
Report Coach March 15, 2022 8:51 AM GMT
Constitution Hill worked with Epatante last week and breezed past it.....
Report Bentring March 15, 2022 12:15 PM GMT
So lay epatante 5 places then
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