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Ernie__Bert
01 Aug 11 19:41
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Heading over to York for 1st time and im hoping to see a decent race.
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Report resner not lesnar August 3, 2011 5:41 PM BST
I would doubt both Twice Over and Midday will run. Middays target is the Yorkshire Oaks is it not?
Any chance Coolmore won't have a runner? Thoe only logical choice would now seem a test of Await the Dawn at the highest level in what is unlikely to be the strongest renewal ever.
Report tobermory August 3, 2011 9:14 PM BST
Coolmore would have the pick of the foal crop one year and then Juddmonte would have first choice the following year.

In 2007 Coolmore chose Await The Dawn and the following year Juddmonte elected to keep Frankel...



Imagine the hype about the horse if Coolmore had picked him [;)]
Report elisjohn August 4, 2011 7:14 AM BST
what about zoffany for this, i expected him to be in the sussex to be honest, has he run since finishing 3rd in france in the strong suit race bout 4 weeks ago      ,
Report A_T August 4, 2011 9:47 AM BST
Ballydoyle say Zoffany is running over 6f at Deauville this weekend.
Report SoYouThink August 4, 2011 10:22 AM BST
Yeah looks like Zoffany will clash with Dream Ahead in the Prix Maurice De Gheest on Sunday.

Anne-Marie O'Brien also tweeted that Recital will run again in 4-6 weeks. Guess he might be trained for the Arc? 4-6 weeks might indicate Prix Niel target anyway.
Report elisjohn August 4, 2011 10:43 AM BST
isnt zoffany worth a try over further
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle August 4, 2011 11:58 AM BST
Zoffany with a proper ride might actually win a Group 1.

Moore was terrible in France last time.
Report hippie August 4, 2011 1:01 PM BST
Planteur is going to run in the Jacques le Marois so scrub him from the Juddmonte.
Report caward August 4, 2011 1:24 PM BST
Very possible Cecil will run both, wanted to run her in the King George but got overuled. by the way has 2 of his most promising juveniles running in next couple of days, Wrotham Heath (tomorrow) & Stipulate (Sunday) Noble Mission may run at Newmarket tomorrow week.
Report sintonian August 4, 2011 3:18 PM BST
who would TPQ pick ?

It is actually the first season this season that Cecil has allowed Midday to run against Colts. Last season he would not entertain the idea.

For which horse, Twice Over or Midday, would winning the International be more valuable ?
Report hippie August 4, 2011 3:32 PM BST
winning the International wouldn't enhance Midday's value because any progeny she produces Abdulla is going to keep (he also bred her).
Report elisjohn August 4, 2011 3:40 PM BST
why run both in same race when sir henry could win both races as it seems with lack of creditable runners in opposition
Report hippie August 4, 2011 3:42 PM BST
Await the Dawn is a more than credible opponent and goes off favourite against anything except So You Think.
Report sintonian August 4, 2011 4:02 PM BST
AWD wins,agree, if he runs. Im just hoping there is some reasonable opposiion. If both Cecil horses run we should at least be looking at 6/4,imo.
Report elisjohn August 4, 2011 4:46 PM BST
hippie, i said lack of creditable, i didnt say any,though i do agree awd wins if he runs
Report D Route V E Bleu August 4, 2011 6:11 PM BST
What about Dunlop avoiding a clash with Midday again and siding with this race with Snow Fairy
Report tobermory August 4, 2011 8:49 PM BST
Could be a good idea, the Yorkshire Oaks is looking like being the stronger race
Report SoYouThink August 4, 2011 9:48 PM BST
Snow Fairy needs a big field and lots of pace to be at her best.

Yorkshire Oaks is likely to similiar to the Nassau Stakes, though the extra 2f would be more to Snow Fairy's liking.

The Arc is one race where I'd like to see Snow Fairy. Any chance she might go there?
Report tobermory August 4, 2011 9:56 PM BST
He only ran Ouija Board in it once didn't he? Doubt he thinks SF is good enough
Report D Route V E Bleu August 4, 2011 10:13 PM BST
Not sure about The Arc but agree re needing faster pace etc.So unlikely she'll run it. i'd think about it though Ed? Group 2 only winner as evens fav?
Report A_T August 4, 2011 10:26 PM BST
ATD way too short - 12f horse IMO. Twice Over is a specialist at this distance. Would take Midday to beat ATD but expect she'll go to the Yorkshire Oaks. What about Frankel? He's still in the race at the moment.
Report caward August 4, 2011 10:37 PM BST
I think Tom would choose Twice Over on his best form, think going to Dubai messed him up but back to his best now, good chance Midday will run as well as she as nothing to prove against her own sex and the fact that Juddmonte sponser the race Abdulla might want to give himself a fighting chance to win his own race, by the way Await The Dawn Juddmonte Bred.
Report hippie August 5, 2011 11:28 AM BST
ATD is a 10f horse. The only reason he ran in the Hardwicke was because So You Think was running in the Prince of Wales, the same reason Cape Blanco ran in the Queen Anne.
Report resner not lesnar August 5, 2011 11:35 AM BST
Caward, if queally had to choose I think it would be midday. Sure I've seen an interview recently where he said that midday was the best horse he'd sat on until frankel came along. I still think midday would only run if twice over doesn't. Why would Cecil run both when he could win both races by splitting them
Report El Apache August 5, 2011 11:45 AM BST
ATD

Looking through his form , can anyone point out any proven G1 performers that he has beaten.

Seems to be a lot of hype.
Report Dooberama August 5, 2011 11:55 AM BST
ATD had won a group 2 and two group 3s very easily.  Suggesting he is probably good enough to win this group 1 is hardly hype.  It doesn't even look that strong a group 1.
Report hippie August 5, 2011 12:26 PM BST
ATD has been pulled from the Royal Whip Stakes. He must be coming.
Report hippie August 5, 2011 12:32 PM BST
ATD - 2.12, So You Think - 8.4
Report caward August 5, 2011 12:37 PM BST
Cecil ran 2 in the Nassau last saturday so don't see that being a problem, also has Vita Nova entered in Yorkshire Oaks and at this moment in time she is a runner as regards Queally's pick of Midday & Twice Over might be down to sentiment.
Report resner not lesnar August 5, 2011 2:38 PM BST
Its not out of the question that they both run in the juddmonte Caward, but it's a different situation than the Nassau for me. Here you have two grp 1 horses and two grp 1 races, with a good chance of winning both. I wouldn't have principal  role down as a grp 1 horse, at least not a consistent performer at that level. I think they ran her as well just in case midday under performed again and perhaps because there was little else for her.
Report tomdeane August 6, 2011 12:39 AM BST
Will Rio de la Plata go?

Never been my idea of a real Group One horse but as has been said, it is quite possible that a good Group Two beast could pick this prize up in 2011. Although a lot of his form is in foreign races, he looks a very solid 118-120-horse to me and could be a bit of value if it's a small field and he sits handy. Am guessing he is not going but wondered if anyone had heard differently?
Report cryoftruth August 6, 2011 1:40 PM BST
A lot of money fro Frankel - I have just laid at 4 on here.

If Frankel does run. Await The Dawn will be available to back at 8/1 or something. Not that this would be good value against Frankel.
Report sintonian August 6, 2011 4:09 PM BST
Is it Possible that HRAC has had a change of heart given that Frankels Sussex win was nothing mroe than an exercise gallop plus the fact the QEII is a long wait and will be a walk over given the retirement of Canford ?
Report sintonian August 6, 2011 4:14 PM BST
or perhaps since Coolmore announced SYT goes for the Irish Champion. All quotes about Frankel waiting for the QEII were before then ..

I hope he runs as it would be great to see but doubt it will happen.
Report cryoftruth August 7, 2011 8:07 AM BST
I am going to make my annual pilgrimage to York. Hope Frankel turns out. Someone really does seem keen to get some dosh on (£600) at quite a short price for such a doubtful runner.
Report ForceMajeure August 7, 2011 9:39 AM BST
Another "alledged" race for SYT................YAWN.Laugh
Report ForceMajeure August 7, 2011 9:40 AM BST
Another "alledged" race for SYT................YAWN.Laugh
Report elisjohn August 7, 2011 9:40 AM BST
cryoftruth, this tues/thurs was my fav meeting of the year, with 7 top class races a day, i think 8 on the thursday, but this 4 days festival now is pretty average imo, 6 races and some poor quality ones as well, all about greed. as for this frankel money on here, dont know whats going on, i admit ive layed frankel for this ,only for small money, but cant think whats this 600 quid on hereConfused, love to take it as sir henry has said wont be going, but havent the bottle, surely someone at warren place would have taken this if hes defo not going
Report twonky August 7, 2011 10:00 AM BST
It's all about Simon de Montfort
Report cryoftruth August 7, 2011 3:16 PM BST
elisjohn

I have battled personally against a number of "modernisations" at York, including a prolonged campaign against the abolition of the old Silver Ring - still an appalling disgrace. I was in the campaign against the 4 day Ebor festival and was dead against (letters in papers etc etc) the Saturday Ebor.

All the above changes made the whole york Ebor meeting far worse for a real racing fan. After all that its still the best race meeting of the year, bar none.
Report unclepuncle August 7, 2011 3:32 PM BST
cryoftruth
When: 07 Aug 11 15:16

After all that its still the best race meeting of the year, bar none.


Your having a laugh.Laugh

I always used to go for the whole 3 days in the early-mid nineties and might have agreed with you then, but haven't been since 2001. All the changes to the course (why don't they stay on the inside rail up the straight anymore?) the 4th day, plus the swarms of pissed up lads and lasses have utterly ruined it.
Report cryoftruth August 7, 2011 4:45 PM BST
As a regular I have found a way of avoiding the drunks and enjoying the racing greatly, although it may be a bit tricky this year on the Saturday.
Report elisjohn August 7, 2011 4:55 PM BST
good for you, cry, still have a good week
Report 1st time poster August 7, 2011 4:57 PM BST
poor racing,poor horses,poor herd like jockeys,rotton prize money, high entrance fees,ridiculous catering prices,watered ground,corruption abound,diluted racedays, and still people find time to criticise the drunken fools who,s money is the only thing  stopping the game going to the dogs completely, its like having your fav football club being minutes from closing and moaning because the fool of a billionaire prepared to save it likes a drink on a saturday afternoon unbelievable
Report elisjohn August 7, 2011 4:58 PM BST
dont know how zoffany ran today, but dont know what obrien is playing at, maybe the frankel 2nd did flatter him but surely would have a squeak in the international.
Report jair1970 August 7, 2011 6:24 PM BST
I thought that was an odd one, trying Zoffany out over 6 1/2f when the last twice he's shaped like a miler.  Unsurprisingly, he wasn't able to get close today, but then a horse that has come from the back in all his best runs was always gonna struggle to do that against hardened sprinters
Report hippie August 7, 2011 6:29 PM BST
Zoffany's problem looked more like the going than the distance. He looked uncomfortable throughout and was never traveling.
Report El Apache August 7, 2011 9:21 PM BST
This will be a piss poor race.

Twice Over looks good to me.
Report elisjohn August 8, 2011 3:46 PM BST
is there any chance that workforce could run in it, certain winner if he did,
Report sintonian August 8, 2011 4:06 PM BST
nope,imo.

Why you so desperate for other runners Elisjohn ? Have you laid something ?
Report grendel August 8, 2011 4:13 PM BST
Next stop Longchamp for Workforce.
Report elisjohn August 8, 2011 4:48 PM BST
sint, ive laid frankel to lose a 100 quid, thats all, i just fancied a tasty few quid on workforce at 500, and zoffany at 560,
Report elisjohn August 8, 2011 4:51 PM BST
p s just hoping stote or obrien might listen to me and put them in,both could win it if they ran, well gosden listen to us didnt he in kgLaugh
Report TheFormMan August 8, 2011 5:18 PM BST
Frankel,Workforce and Zoff will not go near the race
Report sintonian August 8, 2011 8:56 PM BST
ok Elis. I wondered if you had laid ATD MischiefCool
Report sintonian August 10, 2011 1:31 PM BST
Apparently Midday runs with Twice Over.

Vita Nova for the Oaks.
Report elisjohn August 10, 2011 1:55 PM BST
must be confidence of winning the yorshire oaks with vita nova, coz midday would have surely won that
Report caward August 10, 2011 2:18 PM BST
TQ on Midday, Ian Mongan Twice Over.
Report resner not lesnar August 10, 2011 2:38 PM BST
I'm quite surprised by this, but as you say elisjohn they must be confident about Vita Nova. Be interesting to see if Snow Fairy follows suit and lines up in the International or now takes what looks an easier chance to regain the winning thread in the oaks
Report elisjohn August 10, 2011 2:56 PM BST
could be that theyre ultra confidence of beating await the dawn Grin
Report caward August 10, 2011 3:07 PM BST
Midday & Twice Over are both rated higher than Await The Dawn so nothing to be scared of,he will need to improve further to beat them which he could well do but at the moment his form is inferior.
Report resner not lesnar August 10, 2011 3:09 PM BST
This will be ATD's toughest test yet, you couldn't say that about Midday so at about 7/2 I still think she's a decent price. Is Sri Putra due to run? Has been running decent races against better horses than this.
Report TheFormMan August 10, 2011 6:30 PM BST
elis,i would not get carried away with the fact that they would be confident of Vita Nova winning the oaks,the only reason that Midday and Twice Over are running here is because connections are desperate to win this race and feel 2 strong bullits are better than one,nothing to do with Vita Nova,
Report cryoftruth August 10, 2011 6:35 PM BST
midday's best ever run puts her about a pound behind Await The Dawn. She is getting 3 lbs, and he is still unexposed.

my money is on Midday, but its close
Report giani August 10, 2011 8:24 PM BST
Take away Planteurs Royal Ascot run and he,d surely be favourate for this if he goes for this race. I would have thought this would be Planteur,s easier race rather than take on Goldikova over a mile in france.
Report cryoftruth August 10, 2011 8:37 PM BST
i like planteur as a decent chance too. However he would appear to be a dubious runner.
Report TheFormMan August 10, 2011 9:05 PM BST
Planteuer is definitely running at deaville on monday and runs massively below his level everytime he runs outside of france anyway,for whatever reason i dont know
Report tobermory August 10, 2011 11:22 PM BST
All we know about Await The Dawn is that he is much better than Harris Tweed, who would be 66/1-100/1 for this if he ran in place of Await The Dawn.

He has not done anything that you wouldn't expect his rivals here to do easily, betting should be close between the principals.
Report elisjohn August 11, 2011 6:56 AM BST
pissing it down in the north yesterday, more today, unfaviurable weekend, might we get ground on the soft side, if so surely midday wont run, record on softish poor, irish oaks, and last time v misty for me  .,
Report elisjohn August 11, 2011 6:57 AM BST
exellent spelling, unfavourable, think its right this timeGrin
Report TheFormMan August 11, 2011 10:33 AM BST
Silly it will be if you take the second 'u' outGrin
Report sintonian August 11, 2011 10:45 AM BST
Midday has disappointed on Sfot in Ireland, but has won on it in England & France.

If both TO and Mida line-up, there is no way ATD should be odds-on, imo, even though I do think he'll win.
Report elisjohn August 11, 2011 10:50 AM BST
Grinoops
Report elisjohn August 11, 2011 12:42 PM BST
10 left in, including misty for me, interesting
Report Led on bit August 11, 2011 12:42 PM BST
Misty For Me left in
Report elisjohn August 11, 2011 12:47 PM BST
maybe a obrien waiting to see ground with rain about with her
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle August 14, 2011 7:35 PM BST
Await the Dawn short enough but has more scope for improvement than the other 2.
Report Anaglogs Daughter August 15, 2011 10:30 AM BST
Snow Fairy to run in Yorkshire oaks not Juddmonte, Monsieur Peslier rides.
Report TheFormMan August 15, 2011 11:56 AM BST
joey obrien gets the ride on ATDLaughshame on ballydoyle
Report Anaglogs Daughter August 15, 2011 11:59 AM BST
Await The Dawn (Joseph),
Roderic O Connor (Colm),
Windsor Palace (Seamus)
Report Fallen Angel August 15, 2011 12:54 PM BST
am astonished that roderic is being run at 1m 2f. This is a Irish guineas winner who has shown no real ability over a longer trip. Not sure that they really needed two pacemakers in there.
Report sintonian August 15, 2011 12:59 PM BST
Cant believe they have given the ride to Joey ahead of Heffernan who rides Seville earlier on the card.
Report sisyphus August 15, 2011 1:06 PM BST
Joey left the Ascot gold cup behind as he bridled the turn whilst the others had started to get into top speed with momentum. He made a comment after the race to the effect that they didnt go fast enough duhhhh. So why didnt he take up the running...dithered and lacked experience..
Report hippie August 15, 2011 1:35 PM BST
That's a scary jockey booking.

We'll just have to ignore the fact he's never ridden a winner for his father in the UK and his figures on 4YO+ horses in Ireland this season are atrocious.
Report TheFormMan August 15, 2011 1:51 PM BST
will drift now,i would expect to see 11/8 on the day
Report unitedbiscuits August 15, 2011 1:52 PM BST
This is a poor field for a good race.
Report tobermory August 16, 2011 5:05 PM BST
Roderic O'Connor is surely not a pacemaker
Report Led on bit August 16, 2011 5:48 PM BST
Really like him. I think he'll love the track, ground and being able to just bowl along. 25-1 on a Dewhurst runner-up, Criterium International & Irish Gns winner is far too big, especially as the 3yos are cleaning up in these races at the moment..
Report tobermory August 16, 2011 6:34 PM BST
Yes he is overpriced, not like he is up against Arc or KG Winners here , just regular Group 1 horses
Report tinkler August 16, 2011 8:34 PM BST
another English all age Group 1 and yet again a woefully small turn out following in the footsteps of The coronation cup, eclipse,King george,and sussex stakes.
Charlton house would surely have had a very good chance if running.
Really thought this could have been the race of the year with SYT taking on Frankel.
Frankel's connections letting all these summer season GRp 1 races pass them by whilst waiting for his
4 runner race on soft ground in the Autumn.
York deserve a better turn out than this, with the prize money put up. Disappointing.
Report TheFormMan August 16, 2011 8:39 PM BST
Connections of FRANKEL are absolutely doing the right thing for the horse,just be patient for another year and you will get your wish
Report jonibake August 16, 2011 9:22 PM BST
Sorry but cannot give ROC a chance in this. Has run poorly 3 out of 4 times this season and won an awful Irish 2,000. Oracle finished a close up 3rd! I can't see that he has improved a pound from 2 to 3 and can't see him being allowed to bowl along as they have a pacemaker who is likely to try and make it a proper test for ATD.

I backed the Cecil pair last week and give them a great chance against a fav who is far too short for what he has achieved imo.
Report resner not lesnar August 16, 2011 10:20 PM BST
Is the Joseph O'Brien thing perhaps down to weights. He's quite tall and struggles to do 9st. Would explain why he's not on ROC or either of the Gt Voltigeur rides
Report ReaseHeath August 16, 2011 11:29 PM BST
good point - plus Colm rode ATD on his only defeat so perhaps they think he just does n't suit the horse.ROC for me - I can see the arguments against but he's 25/1 and there are plenty of doubts about the other three with a realistic chance.
Report jonibake August 17, 2011 8:51 AM BST
Irrelevant as he is now a non runner!!!
Report sintonian August 17, 2011 3:45 PM BST
And that's why ATD was underpriced.


Any odds-against and I would have backed him.Plain

well done TO backers.
Report sewter lives again August 17, 2011 4:19 PM BST
still cant believe Planteur didnt run, why they ran in that unbelievably hot mile race v goldi and co beggars belief,
Report jonibake August 17, 2011 5:56 PM BST
Cheers Sint!!!
Report Ernie__Bert August 21, 2011 2:27 AM BST
Great racecourse, will return some other time. Would recommend a visit there. Shame about the standard of the Juddmonte the 1st day.
Report tobermory August 21, 2011 2:30 PM BST
No worse than average standard for the race i'd say E&B.

Small Field disappointing though.
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