Nov 20, 2013 -- 6:53PM, duffy wrote:
From walsh's point of view I don't think there is going to be any sort of grand scheme involved, it'll be sitting on his tail and then trying to out pace him at the end, walsh has commented before from within the nicholls camp that he has doubted zarks ability to pick up and quicken certainly with regards to CH racing.... he'll be banking on AP outpacing zark late on...I reckon jacob will be under strict instructions to force the pace a fair way from home and make her race from a long way out.
This is what will happen IMO. Annie Power will have to be a good horse to break Zarkandar over this distance, even receiving 11 pounds.
Nov 21, 2013 -- 9:48AM, Arklearkle wrote:
I dont believe Ruby will get to ride PNs good ones at Cheltenham but I sure would like to see him on Big Bucks and I reckon that might happen. The pairing are unbeatable especially up that hill.
I really hope so. My favourite horse of all-time! But faces one heck of a challenge. 18 months absence and by far the best field he's faced. Tough 'un!