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01 Aug 23 17:52
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Report cobra sam August 5, 2023 3:14 PM BST
You on some medication Irish ? Feeling bored
Report irishone August 6, 2023 9:39 AM BST
Most important week of the year
It all starts at Galway
....and no one postson the Chelters forum
Report casemoney August 18, 2023 5:46 PM BST
Bit late in the day to put a Queen Mother Prospect over fences Irish ?  Why would they wait so long ?

Surely given a spin over a few Fences at home in the past
Report impossible123 September 23, 2023 5:53 PM BST
OP, in your dream!!
Report irishone October 1, 2023 5:14 PM BST
Lively performance today , won easy but didnt beat much, Tipperary, easy flatish galloping track got the two and a half, opens up the cheltenham options, one tiny error, got in a bit close, gained lengths at most of the other fences, this puts him in the ryanair distance wise, but the going needs to be good side of soft at least, which means he is unlikely to be pauls choice over energumine on a wet week for the q m . The other thing of course is age, ten years old and still a novice ? Arkle as well ? another Willie puzzle already ?
Report strontium October 2, 2023 9:42 AM BST
Can't see it being the QM with Energumene and El Fabiolo around. The JLT often has a small field - maybe he'll end up there. But he's got such a good record around 2 m on the Old Course, the Arkle has to be a possibility. As you say, he needs goodish ground, so could also be one Willie targets more towards Punchestown. Willie will decide on March 10th!
Report impossible123 October 10, 2023 3:33 PM BST
OP, in your wildest dream!
Report Bentring October 17, 2023 6:57 AM BST
Do you ^ have a delayed stutter
Report strontium October 18, 2023 5:51 PM BST
Energumene OFTS
Report irishone October 24, 2023 8:51 AM BST
willie wouldnt put sharjah in the turners
loves him too much
still the good ground option for the queen mother
Report strontium October 24, 2023 6:14 PM BST
Willie puts his horses in the race he thinks they have the best chance of winning.
Report irishone October 27, 2023 8:00 AM BST
Willie...... "Sharjah will stay novice chasing and we're looking at the Drinmore and the Craddockstown. We'll see where we go but he could go two or two and a half miles. He's taken to chasing really well and it's been a nice surprise, so there might be some nice prizes to be won with him this season."

Early December Fairyhouse — Drinmore Novice Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1) Distance: 2m 3f 165y

Mid /end November Punchestown - Craddockstown Novice Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1) · 2m 180y ·
Report brandyontherocks November 1, 2023 7:03 AM GMT
That quote was from his Sporting Life column,I believe.

3 days later at his media open day he said, he was 50/50 to run him in the Drinmore or give him a winters break.
Report irishone November 10, 2023 8:46 AM GMT
Sharjah (FR)
entered at Fairyhouse on Sunday 3rd Dec 2.00
2m. 4f. Novice Chase 4-y-o plus 18 Entered

Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Steeplechase (Grade 1) of €85,000.00
Report irishone November 23, 2023 7:04 PM GMT
it seems willie has few worries about Sharjahs stamina
Hes entered him in a two and a half mile at Limerick Xmas
Limerick at Christmas is a bog
Report strontium November 28, 2023 4:08 PM GMT
Still in the Drinmore (Sunday).
Report irishone November 30, 2023 9:36 AM GMT
interestingly good bit of dry weather due friday/saturday which would make ground perfect for Sharjah over 2 and a half
Willie might pull him out if rain Sunday gets in the ground and goes past Good to Soft , the ground is crucial
only horse that has beat him over two and a half is Constitution Hill and he kept on that day
Willie thinks he has the stamina in him , thats the big question
Report irishone November 30, 2023 9:47 AM GMT
only one of Doctor Dinos offspring to win over 20f = Sharjah
State Man hasn't gone further than 2m either
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