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grendel
13 Oct 19 16:33
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Can’t come soon enough, Pinatubo, Logician ... I’ve never looked forward to the return of the flat so much since Oct 2010.
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Report ElT March 15, 2020 7:13 AM GMT
Might kick into gear tonight at Saint Cloud. Excited looked like a serious prospect on debut.
Report PeteTheBloke March 20, 2020 7:43 AM GMT
Will it even happen? Surely the Guineas is going to be off. You can hardly postpone it.
What a depressing prospect.
Report cryoftruth March 20, 2020 5:20 PM GMT
£36 at 18/1 with Ladcrooks. Pinatubo 200 Gns.

Bloody hell!
Report impossible123 March 20, 2020 6:23 PM GMT
You lucky swine!
Report impossible123 March 20, 2020 6:25 PM GMT
I only have 2 £2 free bet double paying £54 in total.
Report cryoftruth March 20, 2020 9:33 PM GMT
“Lucky swine”

An old one!

I am the same lucky swine who had £40 on Celtic Swing for the 2000 Guineas at 25/1 (lost by a head having been hampered at the start)! - a good story for the aftertiming thread but sadly a true one.

First time I have got my money back through bad luck though! Not sure how lucky I am to lose a bet like that on Pinatubo! I have had previously losing ante post bets due to:

Sole to race abroad
Ferry strike
Injury
Changed owner who preferred another
And many more

Other successes  include:
Workforce 25/1
Going back a while
Wollow 10/1
Ballanchine 20/1
Diminuendo 13/2 (big bet that one)

Other failures would need many hours to compile.

I love antepost, the joy you get through backing a 20/1 Shot who wins at a short price Is worth the considerable frustration of the did not run ones.

Celtic Swing still hurts after all these years. 25/1 and went off 4/5 and lost. And pre betfair days as well.

Best ever ante post winner may well have been Light Shift. I think it was the right name. A filly of the great Henry Cecil. I was off work and watched win the Cheshire Oaks and had a bet for Epsom.

Ante post of the jumps is more tricky. The injury count is much higher. However the French thing who won the cross  Country Chase at Cheltenham looks a huge price for the Gold Cup. Look at the form, he is evidently very good indeed.
My record for the jumps is not good however, with major losses going back on the truly great Night Nurse for the Gold Cup on at keast 2 occasions. He was one of my all time favourites though and a btter horse than Dawn Run who did complete the Ch Hdle/GC double.
Report impossible123 March 21, 2020 8:29 AM GMT
Only £10 on Diminuendo (Cecil) at 16/1 for the Oaks after finishing 3rd in the Guineas. Then seeing her beat Sudden Love (Cumani) was enjoyable and satisfying. No request for ID verification unlike that poo Betway on Seventh Heaven after a £20 antepost at 9/1 in the Yorkshire Oaks.

Hopefully, this will happen behind closed doors (at least), but please no All-Weather - I hate them.
Report FOYLESWAR March 21, 2020 9:43 AM GMT
echo cry of truths sentiments ya cant beat an ante post plan had a fair few last years guineas being an example ,picked out  magna grecia a few months before and stated backing it on here and shops then put it up on a thread on here at 16s shops bigger on here and also managed to get abonus score on on sportsbook at 25s eventually got backed down to around 4/1 iirc , come race day sat on my hands through the race as temptation to lay some off was hard to resist .............bingo never in doubt ! a fair few gone west though .
Report elisjohn March 22, 2020 12:39 PM GMT
nice ones i had this cheltenham, i backed delfi nr nbet about 6 weeks before chelt at 10/3, layed off here around 1.5, backed altior nrnb layed here bigger price (i was convinced wouldnt run so really was a nice bonus for me ) and did the same with the irish horse backed nrnb and layed here, everything worked perfect and i also layed delphi a place at 1.15
Report elisjohn March 22, 2020 12:42 PM GMT
ps i know its a flat thread ,so  i backed blue duster for 1000 gns many years ago the loder 2 year old filly reckon would ve won 5 figures on her, but she didnt even turn up dont think she ever ran as 3 year old
Report hong kong fooey March 31, 2020 5:29 PM BST
A mates wife works for the tote on course.been told to try to look for some other work.Cry
Report sageform April 22, 2020 8:50 AM BST
Any thoughts on which will be the first big ante post handicap to take place. I would have my money on the Stewards Cup at Goodwood.
Report unclepuncle April 22, 2020 11:41 AM BST
^hopefully the John Smiths Cup (aka Magnet Cup) at York  - my favourite race of the year.
Report sageform April 25, 2020 4:14 PM BST
Seems like it could be Epsom after all.
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