Nov 10, 2015 -- 1:46PM, Can't Catch Me wrote:
Can't really understand why Pipe is being so tentative with his comments about the horse. Not a lot of positivity is there? Maybe just trying to lower expectations?
I've only really followed racing for 3/4 years, but has he ever been any different?}
Nov 10, 2015 -- 2:27PM, Can't Catch Me wrote:
Maybe so Timmy. But sure I've heard him being bullish about horses, particularly for this meeting, in previous years.
Indeed, but on the most part I've always found him to be as awkward as possible.
Nov 13, 2015 -- 5:59AM, ACStafford wrote:
Heavy rain due tomorrow along with some strong winds, which will be into the horses faces at the finish. Could take a real stayer to win it I reckon.
Exactly this. The MET office are forecasting a hefty 20mph headwind directly down the home straight for 3pm tomorrow. I wouldn't like to be on a front runner if that turns out to be the case.
Will need checking on closer to the time.
Nov 13, 2015 -- 2:51PM, IrisDeBalme wrote:
Art Mauresque has an interesting profile - ok he is a 5 year old but Caid De berlais was also 5 when he won last year...French bred... lightly raced... 11 of those races had less than 6 runners... only 5 years old...It actually reminds me of Exotic Dancer.. who was French bred ... 13 runs in smallish fields - but didn't really have the profile of a Paddy Power winner... but won.Cant wait to read the comments of Paul Nicholls tomorrow in the RP before deciding whether to back - Jockey though seriously puts me off, would have expected a claimer at minimum.
Paul Nicholls, trainer: "Art Mauresque came on enormously for winning at Cheltenham last time. He could be a progressive five year-old but he possibly wouldn't want it too soft."