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unclepuncle
02 Feb 17 16:32
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Hard to know what is going to run but Donncha was 2nd in thr consolation race last year and has been threatening to win a decent mile handicap for ages.

At 33/1 he's my initial bet.
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Report harry callaghan March 27, 2017 5:16 PM BST
quite surprised how short ballet concerto is for this...he has looked a backward type to me and this looks to much to soon, just an opinion as am following the horses progress, other races down the line interest me more, so will be interesting to see if he were to run here, as this will confuse me a tad considering his slow progress thus far
Report Facts March 27, 2017 7:02 PM BST
Did the 5 day decs occur today ?
Still 100 runners !!!
Report morpteh mackem March 27, 2017 7:24 PM BST
looks like it. nimr was 41, now 31.
Report Madhu March 27, 2017 7:34 PM BST
Chelsea Lad

It is certainly comforting to read Martyn Meade’s comments today, although nail-bitingly so considering he still needs a further 3 to pull out.

"Chelsea Lad is hopefully going for the Lincoln. He had a knee problem last year, which is why he hasn't run for a while, but he seems to have progressed well," said Meade. "He's rated 96 and he could potentially be thrown in off that mark."

http://www.skysports.com/racing/news/12426/10815695/roger-varians-morando-among-lincoln-acceptors

Again there are still reasons to be optimistic looking at others that remain above him.

Zhui Feng is also entered in the 10f Listed Magnolia stakes at Kempton the same day; ran his best race last-time-out on the AW at Lingfield in the G3 Winter Derby over a 10f; beat Marsha at Kempton over 6f as a 2yo, and Amanda Perrett has five other horses entered at Kempton on Saturday, her best track for winners but no others at Doncaster where the stable is 0/6 in the last five years, and after all it is kin 200 miles/4 hours away from Pulborough.

As regards to Ballet Concerto, he has got farther than Munaaser, a recent Freemason Lodge possible runner for whom in the end was not ready in time even at this entry stage, and has more chance of making the final line-up than Lang Shining all those years ago, but there has been no news or any signs of stable confidence behind the horse as yet.
Report unclepuncle March 27, 2017 8:09 PM BST
Very surprised to read that the current going is good-to-soft, soft in places - would have thought it would have been good all round after the recent dry spell.

I bet Chelse Lad misses the cut by one.Cry
Report The RealDeal March 27, 2017 8:53 PM BST
I live near Donny, the going in my garden has got much better over the weekend, not much soft left there.
Report PJay March 27, 2017 11:41 PM BST

Mar 27, 2017 -- 1:02PM, Facts wrote:


Did the 5 day decs occur today ? Still 100 runners !!!


They have to fill the Spring Mile too. Most have no expectation of getting in the Lincoln.

Report PJay March 28, 2017 1:25 PM BST
Some early jockey indications:

Buick on Yuften
Probert on Chelsea Lad
Jamie Spencer on Donncha
Paul Hanagan on Dolphin Vista
Ben Robinson (7lb) on Top Notch Tonto
Clifford Lee (5lb) on You're Fired
Atzeni on Morando
Tudhope opts for Bravery
Report TEN2FOLLOWER March 28, 2017 8:48 PM BST
Ballet Concerto

Rogue Angel

Spring Double
Report IrisDeBalme March 29, 2017 1:47 PM BST
Top Notch Tonto - halved in price... tipped by Paul Keally in the Weekender I assume its to do with a claimer taking 7lb off?... he also tipped Yuften and that hardly blipped in price... so not sure why such a drastic cut?

Jockey bookings are interesting though.. looks like its going to be a good curtain raiser for the season... Hoping it goes to top end of market ...
Report PJay March 29, 2017 2:17 PM BST
Always worth keeping an eye on the wind at Doncaster. The straight faces SW. Reasonable SW winds forecast for Saturday at the moment.
Report IrisDeBalme March 29, 2017 4:30 PM BST
Only 3 horses don't have jocks on them

RICHARD Fahey and Hannons

very close call on whether any of the ones outside top 22 get in...
Report Madhu March 29, 2017 8:07 PM BST
Interesting Iris, does that suggest Third Time Lucky and Heaven´s Guest are giving it a miss since he booked Adam McNamara for Gabrial today?

Is Richard Hannon waiting for better ground for Oh This Is Us or waiting to find out if Ryan Moore rides Ballet Concerto if he gets in? Will Highland Colori be declared a runner considering David Probert is also booked for Chelsea Lad?

Unlike our Unclepuncle, I’m optimist that Chelsea Lad will just slip in nicely at number 22 just after 10am tomorrow at the Confirmation Of Entry Stage, that’s about the same time as bus no 22 arrives at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Report IrisDeBalme March 29, 2017 8:13 PM BST
very intriguing indeed if bus 22 actually makes it on time.... at Chelsea Old Town Hall.... when the decs are made at 11am....
Report Madhu March 29, 2017 8:32 PM BST
Funnily enough I have found in the past it is only a matter of 20 minutes after the Confirmation Of Entry Stage that a couple of bookies price up the declared runners on Odds checker. SJ and B365 are usually on the case quickest.
Report PJay March 30, 2017 9:48 AM BST
Long time favourite Morando won't run
Report PJay March 30, 2017 10:02 AM BST
Chelsea Lad misses the cut. No Sacred Act either.
Report Facts March 30, 2017 10:09 AM BST
Very disappointing re Morando.
Has to be a last minute injury, otherwise why wait until final decs to declare no intention to run him ?
Report PJay March 30, 2017 10:10 AM BST
Roger Varian‏ @varianstable
Unfortunately, Morando will not run in the Lincoln Handicap @DoncasterRaces on Saturday having incurred a minor setback this morning.
Report Facts March 30, 2017 10:16 AM BST
I'd call it a bloody major setback for all those ante post backers who have lost their money !!!!Sad
Report mr meagi March 30, 2017 10:34 AM BST
More Ante-post BS.

I wrote about this when the Henderson mare was pulled out of the Cheltenham Bumper on the 11 th hour with a 'minor setback'. What sort of an excuse is that. There is something rotten in the state of Ante-Post. Let me tell you a story about our local bread company.

I was worried about the amount of returns that they were getting each day from the local shops. I questioned 'the bread man' and asked him about this. Is it effecting your profits, I enquired. He smiled at my innocence and then declared,.......stale bread is worth more than fresh bread. (apparently for stuffing,etc)

Let's talk bread here. That Varian/Henderson horse is worth more to some people standing in his box next Saturday than he would be if leading at the furlong pole. Minor setback is some sort of joke and it echoes Henderson's word that still gall me. I suppose the usual 'killing' was made by those in the know. It is absoulte BS.
Report johnnyrant March 30, 2017 10:42 AM BST
This sort of thing does seem to happen far too often. Disappointed Sacred Act & Ballet Concerto didn't get in. Assuming both balloted out so refunded on those.
Report PJay March 30, 2017 10:42 AM BST
Horses get injured, connections change their minds etc.. Ante-post is an option for a punter. If you don't like it don't play. The first furlong is getting to the race. People ignore that or feel it unfair if the horse doesn't make it. It happens. It's part of your ante-post race.

Morando out is unfortunate for Morando backers, but a great result for backers of others. But there's still two days to go.
Report PJay March 30, 2017 10:45 AM BST

Mar 30, 2017 -- 4:42AM, johnnyrant wrote:


This sort of thing does seem to happen far too often. Disappointed Sacred Act & Ballet Concerto didn't get in. Assuming both balloted out so refunded on those.


Yeah both balloted out. Ballet Concerto top weight for the Spring Mile (Chelsea Lad not declared).

Report mr meagi March 30, 2017 10:48 AM BST
You are young, grasshopper!
There needs to be an early warning system on this, when was the horse injured, who knew, what did they do, and when did they do it. When was betfair informed, what did they do...................would you play on a roulette wheel that was ****. We are talking about the 5/1 fav here. All I request is clarity and process. At least in the golf you get your cash back.
Report Facts March 30, 2017 10:57 AM BST
' ....Morando  out is unfortunate for Morando backers, but a great result for backers of others. But there's still two days to go......'


Just hope Yuften ( @12/1) does the business now Happy !!
Report unclepuncle March 30, 2017 10:59 AM BST
Chelsea Lad not declared is just as galling.Cry
Report unclepuncle March 30, 2017 11:01 AM BST
Still my opening post isn't looking too shabby now.Cool
Report IrisDeBalme March 30, 2017 11:02 AM BST
Actually - if you read Varian's comments on Monday in the RP - it was very odd... cant recall the exact content - but there was a slight hint / suggestion that he'd might not run...

I thought it was a bit odd.. but when they starting to cut the price on Morando - just dismissed it...

But I'll be very surprised if this came to light now...
Report ReaseHeath March 30, 2017 11:03 AM BST
draw live on ATR now...
Report PJay March 30, 2017 11:03 AM BST

Mar 30, 2017 -- 4:59AM, unclepuncle wrote:


Chelsea Lad not declared is just as galling.


Not declared for the Spring Mile

Report Madhu March 30, 2017 11:06 AM BST
Pjay is right I think we will find Chelsea Lad balloted out of Lincoln but not declared for the Spring mile.
Report IrisDeBalme March 30, 2017 11:10 AM BST
Well YUFTEN is the get out of jail horse... for most... including me...

So there is some hope - unless he is drawn 22 :)
Report ReaseHeath March 30, 2017 11:14 AM BST
Yuften drawn 14....

Draw not very hi-tech - seemed to involve use of a shoe box and ATR spelt at least two horses' names incorrectly.
Report mr meagi March 30, 2017 11:29 AM BST
Can you stretch your gaze further than the end of your own nose?

Who made a killing on this defection. Who lost out?

The point is that the current system allows for a time lapse that accomadates a variant(pun) of insider trading on horses that some people know 'cannot win'. Unless we stand up against this as punters it will be your turn to get shafted next time. We should in our own long term interest avoid en mass anything to do with ante-post horse-racing. It is corrupt and fraudulent in its current format.IMHO.
Report IrisDeBalme March 30, 2017 11:38 AM BST
We should in our own long term interest avoid en mass anything to do with ante-post horse-racing...

Strangely - sometimes there is more value on the day of the race - which makes the ante-post a mockery - considering there is more risk of horses coming out etc.. as opposed to get NRNB concession on 48hr decs...

Favourites coming out of big Saturday races... has been a very frequent occurrence recently ... sudden setbacks, withdrawals etc...

But bookies win - ante-post punters will lose - difficulty is there is no legal obligation to provide information - similar to insider trading... banks are forced to declare in details what they do... regulators of bookies are bookies themselves - and thats why racing can never be corrupt....
Report PJay March 30, 2017 12:10 PM BST
There was no evidence to suggest there was any inside trading here. The horse shortened all week which wouldn't be the case if there was anything suspicious happening of any significance.
To suggest anybody has made a 'killing' is just fantasy. The total traded on him on here was less than £6k which is what you would expect for a favourite.

Ante-post backers lose a lot - that's what happens. For whatever reason some feel it unfair and feel they should have been entitled to a race. Well that's not the case. Your race started when you placed the bet.

I've said it before on here that some just don't fully grasp ante-post. Same people getting burned time and time again. Burned with a non-runner or burned with a price - picking 12/1 a week before when 10 or 12/1 is available on the day.

If you're going in ante-post on every big race then you're doing something wrong.
Report Madhu March 30, 2017 12:16 PM BST
Can you stretch your gaze further than the end of your own nose?

You are young, grasshopper!

Let me tell you a story about our local bread company.

What is all this demeaning tripe?

Once the weights were originally released Morando was an obvious stand-out on form along with Roger Varian’s comments last September- “The sky is the limit for Morando, who is clearly progressing at a rapid rate. This trip on ground with some ease suits him very well and I hope he can progress into a stakes horse next year.”

All the value on the horse had gone weeks ago. Lincoln total matched: GBP 25,549 is hardly anything and Morando betting summary - Volume: £6,570 matched (£3.5 grand with most taken at less than 13/2) is peanuts. There has been no liquidity on here. This is after all a race subject to balloting out. As for what the bookies have taken, they don’t take proper bets anymore; they prefer cocaine machines, so the days of a horse being worth more to some people standing in his box on Saturday is complete tripe.
Report mr meagi March 30, 2017 12:32 PM BST
Hi Madhu
I have had to 'tip toe through the tulips' here rather than be accused of accusing, but

Imagine a scenario where, for example a Faugheen or an Annie Power is getting veterinary injections while simultaneously being 2/5 for the following Saturday's big race. What could you do with that information, as a bookie, a trainer, a jockey, a stable lad or a punter with 'good connections. Should that horse be in an ante-post market. Do you get those calls from India about your computer being riddled with virus. Stop championing the indefensible.
Report PJay March 30, 2017 12:37 PM BST
Or a Binocular? Betfair investigated and voided all ante-post bets placed after a certain time.
Report unclepuncle March 30, 2017 12:49 PM BST
Have you seen my OP? Ante-post betting is a waste of time my ar*e.Devil
Report Madhu March 30, 2017 1:02 PM BST
mr meagi

Do you get those calls from India about your computer being riddled with virus(?)

What the kin hell is that meant to mean Master Po?

I believe you meant defending the indefensible while you’re championing the cause of supposed bookies/trainers victims as you “tip toe through the tulips” in your platform shoes demonising Roger Varian as an insider trader. What a load of boll hocks.
Report unclepuncle March 30, 2017 1:10 PM BST
Bad luck with Chelsea Lad Madhu, but at least we got our stakes back - wonder why they decided not to go for the consolation race (weight, prize money?).
Presumably be aimed at the Craven meeting or the Spring Mile at Newbury, though I think the cat is out of the bag with him so won't expect any juicy prices.
Report PJay March 30, 2017 1:17 PM BST

Mar 30, 2017 -- 6:49AM, unclepuncle wrote:


Have you seen my OP? Ante-post betting is a waste of time my ar*e.


A stopped clock and all that. Laugh

FWIW I'm on him too, my second ante-post bet of 2017. I wouldn't be having him in the current market though.

Regarding Chelsea Lad and the consolation race it happens every year. Less money, more weight to carry and it's a less prestigious race. Fahey was on earlier saying the consolation race is almost the tougher race of the two.

Report doncaster rover March 30, 2017 1:24 PM BST
When do you get a exchange refund on balloted out horses
Report Madhu March 30, 2017 1:29 PM BST
No prestige in training the winner of the consolation race Unclepuncle (agreed PJay).

Chelsea Lad acts on any ground, so I would guess ultimately all roads lead to the Royal Hunt Cup.

I’ve already had a refund on the Sportsbook doncaster rover but they are snail’s pace on the exchange as usual.
Report IrisDeBalme March 30, 2017 1:37 PM BST
Betting industry works on mis-information...

Scenario...
a) news reports horse on target via news services
b) insiders get to understand grey cloud on horse
3) betting shorten odds... to bring attention to the horse
4) Punters open oddschecker and see blue.. and back
5) gathers pace - suddenly horse in peoples attention
6) horse not declared money in bookies sactchells

So many times RP seems to profile horses in there headlines that dont turn up on the day is amazing... sometimes they can even report it on the morning of the race for it not to be declared later in the 48hr decs...

Id love to see flow / patterns of money coming through the bookies account ... or calculated mind games on punters... and pinching easy money...

I may sound cynical... happens too many times for comfort... cos its so unregulated.
Report unclepuncle March 30, 2017 1:40 PM BST
I didn't actually realise you could declare for the Lincoln but opt out of the Consolation - glad they did though.Cool

PJay 30 Mar 17 13:17

A stopped clock and all that.Laugh


I wish I was right twice a day - been more like twice a year recently.Cry
Report unclepuncle March 30, 2017 1:41 PM BST
To be fair I did the Lincoln winner in last year thread at 25/1 so maybe lightning can strike twice - come on Jamie.Shocked
Report mr meagi March 30, 2017 1:49 PM BST
It is my experience that a horse stables is like a pub. It is rare for the landlord to drink or for the trainer to gamble. Everyone else does that for them. The Lincoln is on April Fool's Day and that is all she wrote.
Report Facts March 30, 2017 2:00 PM BST
Lets hope it's all you write
Report Facts March 30, 2017 2:03 PM BST
unclepuncle

Secret Brief Drawn 22 last year
Donncha . Drawn 21
Happy
Report IrisDeBalme March 30, 2017 2:14 PM BST
Hey Facts

I too backed Donncha @25s

strangely aint too confident... tbh have niggling doubt about this horse... always seems to find one too good in a race of this nature..

generally been ridden by Atzeni, Kirby and Marquand... over the years...

So Spencer on him... not sure... Spencer likes to hold off and come from the back (glad there is no bend).. not sure that will suit Donncha... the fact that he has never ridden him before... does concern me a bit... as to whether they're try something different (running tactics) with the horse?

Will be intrigued to read news on him on Saturday... from trainer/jockey combo
Report Facts March 30, 2017 2:27 PM BST
Iris
As stated earlier in the thread I backed  Morando and Yuften.
Fairly confident in Yuften , but with Morando out, I have had a late bet on Donncha.
He was only btn a Neck in last year's Spring Mile( which counts as a CD for me), and such horses ( if they're fancied), can run to their best form.


Your bets on Yuften and Donncha at the prices Iris, are excellent !


Really looking forward to the first race of the Spring Double Happy

Good luck !!!Happy
Report PJay March 30, 2017 2:33 PM BST
IrisDeBalme • March 30, 2017 2:14 PM BST
So Spencer on him... not sure... Spencer likes to hold off and come from the back (glad there is no bend).. not sure that will suit Donncha... the fact that he has never ridden him before... does concern me a bit... as to whether they're try something different (running tactics) with the horse?


??? Donncha is the typical hold up horse. It's what he does. Spencer rides because Atzeni was due to booked for Morando.
Report Madhu March 30, 2017 2:39 PM BST
Donncha

Recently Robert Eddery was sweet on Jamie Spencer riding Donncha for the first time in Saturday’s Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster.

“Jamie Spencer rides,” Eddery said. “He’s a hold-up horse that likes to come through horses so we’re hoping Jamie might be the perfect fit. He’s brilliant on this sort of horse.”
“Before he ran in the consolation race last year he was working really well and he’s in the same form this year,” he said. “He ran a cracker in that so I’m hoping for the same. He looks really fit and well, he goes well fresh and he goes on any ground so I’d say he’d have an excellent chance. “We’ll just see where he’s drawn now, but we’re looking forward to it.”

The problem Donncha will have is the same as last year with him being drawn in stall 22. With the field likely to be coming down the middle in an arrow head he does not want to find himself held-up on the end of the wing on the stands side like last year in the Spring Mile, even given Secret Brief won the Lincoln from a similar position before half way.
Report Madhu March 30, 2017 2:44 PM BST
*22
Report Madhu March 30, 2017 2:44 PM BST
*21

I'll get it right!
Report PJay March 30, 2017 2:52 PM BST
Can you keep going Madhu and bring him down a bit further? Silly
Report doncaster rover March 30, 2017 2:57 PM BST
Do you get a refund on the exchanges got one on sports book but not from exchanges suppose I've not read the rule close enough and done my money
Report Madhu March 30, 2017 3:10 PM BST
You don't have to worry PJay Jamie Spencer will yank him over to the left swiftly enough to be behind the arrow head rather than on the wing, that's what you pay him for, good positioning. 25 from 135 (19%)
Report PJay March 30, 2017 3:32 PM BST
Like he did with Jacks Revenge in 2015? Cry

There's not much pace in those stalls beside him so it may not be that easy. If they don't have the same headwind that's present today and forecast for tomorrow I'd probably prefer him to get prominent, but sure we'll see how he goes.
Report IrisDeBalme March 30, 2017 3:33 PM BST
but of the runs I have seen - he is slightly off the pace, mid region.. but not in the context of hold up from the back... for me it depends on how much they hold him back and when they unleash him

so yeah if trainer says he is hold up then i wont disagree with that :) - I actually think he was mighty unlucky last year to lose... I dont think jockey did anything wrong... based on last seasons runs kept getting touched off - which does say something... he was always there or thereabouts but no cigar...

Will be intriguing to see how Spencer rides.. believe me I want this horse to win...
Report IrisDeBalme March 30, 2017 4:07 PM BST
Atzeni on YUFTEN
Report liberator of the oppressed March 30, 2017 5:10 PM BST
Anybody works in the Varian yard know when Morando picked up minor setback and what it is? Such a shame morning of decs.
Report Addictedtowinning March 30, 2017 6:56 PM BST
As there was nothing on T.V. last night I spent a couple of hours on the Lincoln and came to the ( probably wrong ) conclusion that if there is one horse that is well handicapped it is Bravery and seeing as how first time out is probably the time to catch them when they switch to this stable that is the way I am going. I am also stunned that some people are surprised that trainers do not appear to have the punters best interest at heart - if only more of them were more caring like that lovely Sir Michael Stoute.
Report mr meagi March 30, 2017 7:35 PM BST
Sat card sponsored by Betway,
Fairyhouse is the **** Grand National
Coral Gold Cup day Punchestown.
Thursday: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day
Friday: The **** Champion Hurdle day
...............etc, etc, etc, etc,

This is an industry built completely on punters money so that if a trainer wishes to ignore reality then so be it. This 'let them eat bread' mentality in general will eventually come to roost and the sooner the better. The real losers will be the ordinary workers of the horse industry. My advice to trainers is to 'wake up and smell the coffee'. Look at the prize money for the Punchestown  Festival which is straight out of punters pockets.
Report Facts March 30, 2017 7:52 PM BST
IrisDeBalme    30 Mar 17 16:07 
Atzeni on YUFTEN



Good  Happy
Report contrary45 March 31, 2017 2:06 PM BST
oh this is us in Lincoln+ mount Tahan/LORD OF THE ROCK  in spring mile
Report IrisDeBalme March 31, 2017 7:21 PM BST

Madhu   24 Mar 17 16:38 

Dolphin Vista

Richard Fahey:-

“We have five or six for the Lincoln, but it is tough to get in it,” he added. “Namir will struggle to get in. He is in the race off 95, but is rated 100. “All of mine are badly handicapped, but Dolphin Vista is likely to get in off 99 and would be the best of mine. If it was soft ground he would have a big chance.”


So interesting when you bought this to our attention Madhu was 40s when you first posted... I too like Fahey runners but because he has so many difficult to throw the right dart like when he had the two GABRIEL runners and second string won... but DV a front-running horse who loves softer conditions... who has been gelded in the winter... and Fahey seems confident on his chances in the RP.. and has Hanagan aboard..

There will be 14's or 16s available in the morning...
Report PJay March 31, 2017 7:25 PM BST
I wouldn't think so
Report PJay March 31, 2017 7:30 PM BST
Donncha drifting out as a I thought he would. No issues there, just a false price. Something like Dolphin Vista, Top Notch or Oh This Is Us will probably shorten. The favourite will probably shorten as the each way thieves get on.

Seems to be a better chance of a shower of rain tomorrow morning but it shouldn't make too much of a difference. Looking forward to the race.
Report Madhu March 31, 2017 8:13 PM BST
Not an easy course to make all over a mile but I don’t think Dolphin Vista is an out and out front runner, I think Zhui Feng fit from a career-best performance over 10f (up 5lb in the future) on the AW a couple of stalls away will want to make it more of a test. Cannot see anything else as a pace angle. Would think he will be around 10’s tomorrow, if not shorter were it to rain heavily enough to make it softer.
Report Madhu March 31, 2017 8:21 PM BST
Because Chelsea Lad  was balloted out I added Master Carpenter, off 99 with Lulu Stanford's 5lb claim he might be thrown-in.
Report FELTFAIR March 31, 2017 8:35 PM BST
Amanda Perrett "I wouldn`t want much more rain".
Report mr meagi March 31, 2017 8:39 PM BST
Ok! so let's have a go at this. Highland Colori 33/1 e/w A Balding.

I was watching the Buick ban at Chelmsford. I found it hard to fathom, and very harsh. Itsakindamagic won the race in amazing form. Baldings horses running well. This creature of mine likes soft and surely on last years form at Ascot it has the beating of the once legendry Morando and the new 'must have'Yuften which is drawn beside it. My nag has never won a race first time after a break in its life but at an age which is the human equivalent of 27 it just might decide to surf on the Balding Bandwagon. 2 Quid and alot of fun to boot, Good luck to all.Grin
Report SOULDANCER March 31, 2017 8:42 PM BST
When I first looked at this was put off Dolphin Vista cos he hadn't run in any big field h'caps and he looked like he needed things his own way. Didn't notice he'd been gelded till a couple of days ago, so that may be a plus. Nice to see Racing Post giving notification of horses gelded now. About time.
Report SOULDANCER April 1, 2017 7:35 AM BST
THIRD TIME LUCKY 16-1 betf, e.w. 4lb, 5lb higher than when 4th, 5th in Balmoral, Cambridgeshire last year. Pinning my hopes Doncaster maybe a better fit. Usually like high draw in this but apparently low is where the pace is. Not convinced that means anything if the faster ground is on the other side.
Report Facts April 1, 2017 7:53 AM BST
Pricewise curse to contend with.
Report SOULDANCER April 1, 2017 9:57 AM BST
Now you tell meScared
Report FELTFAIR April 1, 2017 11:07 AM BST
Could back a dozen in here and not get one in the first four.However, got to have a go and have backed Dream Walker,Top Notch Tonto and Zhui Feng each way five places.
Report echobelly April 1, 2017 2:16 PM BST
Instant Attraction for me.
Report dod April 1, 2017 2:18 PM BST
Zhui Feng for me
Report PJay April 1, 2017 2:35 PM BST
High numbers drifted a touch after the Spring Mile. First six all came from the far side group.
Report unclepuncle April 1, 2017 3:39 PM BST
The draw.CryCryCry
Report unclepuncle April 1, 2017 3:42 PM BST
To be fair the winner was drawn in 20 - not sure how he got right over to the far rail!
Tiudhope much shrewder than Spencer that's for sure.
Report Addictedtowinning April 1, 2017 3:42 PM BST
For the first time ever I just want to say - I TOLD YOU BRAVERY WAS THE BEST HANDICAPPED HORSE IN THE RACE!!
Report PJay April 1, 2017 3:46 PM BST
All about the draw - welcome to the Flat! Great bit of riding on the winner. Big decision to get over there early.

Donncha finished the best of the stands side group by quite some way. One of these days things really will have to go his way.
Report Facts April 1, 2017 3:49 PM BST
Donncha - close !! Bad luck guys .
Report Facts April 1, 2017 4:09 PM BST
Considering how close he was at the finish, if Jamie had followed Tudhope's tactic, he may well have won.imo
Report unclepuncle April 1, 2017 4:20 PM BST
Pretty sure come November that will still be the ride of the season - well done Danny.
Report PJay April 1, 2017 4:30 PM BST
It's not the first race that team have won 'before the race'. Danny mentioned in his interview that they were talking about it beforehand and he was told get to the far side if you can. They always seem to be on the ball regarding draws etc..

Too many trainers don't put enough work into these type of things.
Report johnnyrant April 1, 2017 5:00 PM BST
It was a great piece of riding and shrewd of connections to instruct him to do that. I'm just disappointed Ballet Concerto missed out on the race by 1. Still backed him today & won a decent amount but would have been double having backed him at 16-1 to win the Lincoln. His time was marginally faster & he had 9-9 on his back. Would have been carrying, what, 12lbs less in the Lincoln?
Report Charlton2005 April 1, 2017 5:04 PM BST
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As there was nothing on T.V. last night I spent a couple of hours on the Lincoln and came to the ( probably wrong ) conclusion that if there is one horse that is well handicapped it is Bravery and seeing as how first time out is probably the time to catch them when they switch to this stable that is the way I am going. I am also stunned that some people are surprised that trainers do not appear to have the punters best interest at heart - if only more of them were more caring like that lovely Sir Michael Stoute.


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Report PJay April 1, 2017 5:06 PM BST

Apr 1, 2017 -- 10:30AM, PJay wrote:


It's not the first race that team have won 'before the race'. Danny mentioned in his interview that they were talking about it beforehand and he was told get to the far side if you can. They always seem to be on the ball regarding draws etc.. Too many trainers don't put enough work into these type of things.


Same team winning the November Handicap here a couple of years ago...
https://youtu.be/724YB9ez4Jk?t=15s

Report TEN2FOLLOWER April 1, 2017 5:09 PM BST
Gutted at my Spring Double with Ballet Concerto posted on page 1.

I'm of the opinion he'd have won if he'd have got in
Report Facts April 1, 2017 5:52 PM BST
Very well done addictedtowinning Great selecting Happy
Report Madhu April 1, 2017 8:04 PM BST
addictedtowinning

Smart call.

Well done to E/W Donncha backers.

Good thread as it managed to get the winner and third, and the winner of the consolation race to boot.
Report IrisDeBalme April 1, 2017 11:33 PM BST
Actually when you look at the fact that OMeara has an ex ballydoyle horse - who ran in the irish guineas beggars belief that piece of info kept missing me despite ... being pointed out by a few... even in the RP today they earmarked it... should have been a obvious class edge... so many run of the mill handicappers... it was the new kids on the block that dominated here...

How amazing was Ryan Moore today ? certainly by far the best jockey around - had he pulled that win.. would have probably helped a lot of the mire... and had the bookies on re-doing there P&L...

I was out anyway given the result of any of the top 2 winning :)

but Well done Addictivetowinning.
Report SOULDANCER April 2, 2017 12:49 PM BST
Well done Addictedtowinning.
  I looked at it but thought Aiden O'Brien running it over 1m 4f how can O'Meara win with it at a mile. Did consider they might be mates though.
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