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24 Nov 14 17:17
Date Joined: 02 Sep 14
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Irving 21
My Stable    6    11-7    P F Nicholls                 15/8
Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 28
My Stable    5    11-7    N J Henderson                 5/2
Arctic Fire (GER) 29
My Stable    5    11-7    W P Mullins                 9/2
Aurore D'estruval (FR) 28
My Stable    4    11-0    J J Quinn                 5/1
Purple Bay (IRE) 21
My Stable    5    11-7    J P Ferguson                 5/1
Sea Lord (IRE) 238
My Stable    7    11-7    J P Ferguson                 14/1
Swaledale Lad (IRE) 131
My Stable    7    11-7    R Ford                 50/1
Volcanic Jack (IRE) 20
My Stable    6    11-7    M C Chapman                 500/1
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Report lordnoise November 24, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
Does Arctic Fire run ?
Report Paterson92 November 24, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
Mullins certainly seems happy to send his horses over due to a "lack of opportunities" in Ireland these days. Wouldn't surprise me.
Report MikeGlos November 24, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
The ground is surely vital to Irving. I know he has picked up a few wins on soft but looked far more impressive on good last year. Hopefully he proves to be a Champion Hurdle standard runner otherwise its a 3 horse race already
Report ReaseHeath November 24, 2014 8:08 PM GMT
will look in detail later in the week but was really taken with the Quinn mare lto at Wetherby - he's won the Fighting Fifth before so should know the standard required - the 7lb mares allowance is welcome but , set against that, she's only 4yo and is taking on bigger,older boys...
Report Paterson92 November 24, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
Certainly not a race I would be rushing to back antepost, but if there is a similar price for Sign Of A Victory on Saturday I may have a few quid on.
Report Paterson92 November 24, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
Agree ReaseHeath. She was pulled out against The New One only due to the ground on Saturday there if memory serves me correctly.
Report sintonian November 24, 2014 8:33 PM GMT
She should be getting a 4yo allowance too
Report ReaseHeath November 24, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
yes,sint, just assumed 7lbs was all mares allowance perhaps it's split between mares and 4yo.

I'm not sure the ground was so bad at Haydock on Saturday and just wonder if connections thought again about taking on TNO when they weighed up the likely opposition here.

Given the enhanced mares programme this year, it's surely significant that they want to run her in these sort of races.

All supposition of course...there might be a superstar in the race but Irving keeps finding ways not to win and although SoV was visually impressive not sure what the form is worth. Purple Bay sets a solid standard I suppose.
Report ReaseHeath November 24, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
actually Countrywide Flame won off levels as 4yo in 2012, so looks like the 7lb allowance is solely for mares.
Report Tucho November 25, 2014 12:05 AM GMT
What a sad looking lineup. Bring back the bonus for winning Fighting Fifth, Xmas Hurdle and Champion Hurdle triple crown!

Surely the Newcastle owners must be tearing their hair out that Haydock introduced a Champion Hurdle trial one week before their race.
Report stevo1 November 25, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
Agree Tucho race planners, 2 non events basically shame, could have had one decent race.
Report dementia November 25, 2014 8:17 AM GMT
Liked what i saw when Purple Bay won last time, so he will do for me.
Report rl handicap punter November 25, 2014 11:34 AM GMT
Big raps to the magic sign the only firm to offer each-way terms 123 in their ante post book for the fighting fifth hurdle. All the other firms offer only first two even though their are 8 entries !
Report layingisthewayforward November 27, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
6 declared, no Sign of victory and no Purple Bay.
Report Ibrahima Sonko November 27, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
What is the reason for Sign Of Victory not running ?
Report FELTFAIR November 27, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
The clock is shouting Irving, should be odds on in my opinion.
Report ReaseHeath November 27, 2014 8:08 PM GMT
Henderson states ground too soft for SoV according to RUK.
Report SEATHESTARS....NO1 November 27, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
On Irving at 7/4, happy with that!
Report Ibrahima Sonko November 27, 2014 8:35 PM GMT
Looks a really weak fighting fifth but then again what do they expect for 50k, race status needs to downgraded imo.
Report tweedledumbtweedletwat November 28, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
It's not the same since wbx pulled their bonus
Report morpteh mackem November 28, 2014 8:36 PM GMT
last weeks race at haydock doesn't help
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