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unclepuncle
16 Aug 18 16:49
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A favourite race of mine and I have a very strong fancy for Charlie Hills’ Phoenix Of Spain who is 16/1 on the BF sportbook.

A big scopey grey Lope De Vega colt he ran a lovely race on debut at Sandown when 4th behind Gosdens King Of Comedy (who is my only antepost on next years 2,000 Guineas). Then bolted up in a little race at Wolverhampton. Given his size and scope I think York will really suit him.

No idea if it is an intended runner (Hills has two other bigger priced entries) but I’d have thought it would be less than half the price on the day if it does run.
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Report deepingfox August 16, 2018 7:39 PM BST
Uncle, the King Of Comedy form is very solid, for a maiden, at a Grade 1 track. Several have won since from behind, and like you, I have backed King of Comedy at big odds for next years Guineas, and hope to see him run in the Champagen at Doncaster on St Leger day.

Phoenix Of Spain was a real eye catcher in that race, and I can see him improving past Persian Moon, who he made rapid progress towards in the 7th furlong.

His maiden win next time out showed how much he had learned from his debut, and the profile that previous Acomb winners have had in recent years is 10/1 to 16/1 shots have won much more often than those at the front of the market,
I may join you on the Phoenix of Spain bandwagon. Good luck.
Report unclepuncle August 16, 2018 8:43 PM BST
A couple of the horses from the Sandown maiden run tomorrow - Fox Premier at Newbury and Venedegar at New’mkt. Hopefully give a boost to the form.
Report unclepuncle August 17, 2018 7:01 PM BST
Good run from Venedegar - my only bet of the day.Cry He looked all over the winner until Gosdens well bred newcomer Waldstern sprouted wings. The winner looks like an ideal type for next year St Leger.
Report unclepuncle August 20, 2018 11:15 AM BST
Has been declared (8 runners) so that’s the first hurdle out of the way.Grin
Report unclepuncle August 20, 2018 2:22 PM BST
And if things weren’t already looking good the horse that finished 3rd at Sandown has just hacked up at Thirsk.Cool
Report unclepuncle August 21, 2018 2:10 PM BST
Now a best price of 6/1 - my work here is done.Cool
Report morpteh mackem August 22, 2018 2:30 PM BST
wd unclepuncle, followed you in
Report li August 22, 2018 2:30 PM BST
Great tipping, unclepuncle
Report Charlton2005 August 22, 2018 2:31 PM BST
good shout uncle, wd
Report unclepuncle August 22, 2018 2:32 PM BST
Boom.Cool

If Andrew From Sweden had posted the OP he’d be proclaimed as a genius.Confused
Report unclepuncle August 22, 2018 2:33 PM BST
Cheers guys.
Report morpteh mackem August 22, 2018 2:59 PM BST
you're a geniusGrin
Report unclepuncle August 22, 2018 3:00 PM BST
That’s better.Wink
Report nocturnal August 22, 2018 3:57 PM BST
Exactly what the forum is about.......great shout Uncle Cool
Report Lady Margaret August 22, 2018 4:02 PM BST
Awesome stuff Uncle P - well done. Great to see there's still some pure unadulterated wheat on the forum amongst all the chaff
Report J.D.Salinger August 22, 2018 5:02 PM BST
Very well done, uncle.

I'll be putting your name forward for the Queen's New Year's Honours list.
Report morpteh mackem August 22, 2018 5:52 PM BST
I concur , 'sir unclepuncle ' has a certain ring about it.
Report deepingfox August 22, 2018 10:59 PM BST
Well done Uncle.
Report Paterson92 August 22, 2018 11:47 PM BST
Great stuff unclepuncle, nothing more satisfying watching an ante-post shorten in price and winning well - only wish I had followed after reading your post.

On a side note, just how good could King Of Comedy be? From his only start, he had the 1st and 3rd in today's Acomb Stakes and a subsequent winner Topical behind him.
Report Cool Dawn August 23, 2018 9:39 AM BST
Great work Uncle. Excellent rationale and it all worked to plan. Well done!
Report unclepuncle August 23, 2018 11:19 AM BST
Thanks.Blush
Report blackbarn August 23, 2018 12:42 PM BST
A belated but very well deserved "well done".   This is what the forum used to be like, even if you turned out to be wrong.
Report SOULDANCER August 23, 2018 1:18 PM BST
Only just seen this, great stuff.
Report bobbyjo August 24, 2018 2:23 PM BST
Excellent work Uncle
Report unclepuncle August 24, 2018 2:47 PM BST
Cheers
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