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05 Feb 23 07:51
Date Joined: 27 Jun 10
| Topic/replies: 8,290 | Blogger: eric_morris's blog
I reckon 8 lengths is going to be about right. Has all the things you could ask for in a potential Champion.

Cruises, great jumper (excusing last years rare mistake), brilliant kick, stays.
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Report eric_morris February 5, 2023 7:54 AM GMT
The trainer gave him a great race amongst horses the last day and he was jumping from the back of the fences with fun. Just the kind of experience and confidence boosting race without knowing he had a race at this stage in the lead up.
Report eric_morris February 5, 2023 7:59 AM GMT
Likes and devours the hill.
Report eric_morris February 5, 2023 8:00 AM GMT
Best Mate's second Gold Cup might be that easy.
Report eric_morris March 17, 2023 7:59 PM GMT
Apologies for being 1 length out on the winning distance.

Horse silk
Galopin Des Champs
7 11-10
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up in rear, not fluent 5th or 6th, headway on outside after 16th, not fluent 18th or 3 out, switched right before 2 out, led last, stayed on strongly to draw clear final 150 yards op 11/8 tchd 6/4


8 11-10
Report PeteTheBloke March 17, 2023 8:12 PM GMT
Well done Eric. Impressive winner.
Report eric_morris March 17, 2023 8:25 PM GMT
To be fair he was a bit obvious :)

Not quite as good as Best Mate’s 10 length rout after winning the King George a few months earlier.
Report eric_morris March 17, 2023 8:39 PM GMT
Matey had demolished the 3 previous King George winners that season and the last couple of Gold Cup winners were dispatched that and his previous win.
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