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17 Jan 15 10:45
Date Joined: 15 Sep 09
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If this beast is anywhere within a stone of its best it wins EASILY .

Pause Switch to Standard View SPRINTER SACRE - back or lay at evs ??
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Report Manoleeds January 17, 2015 10:59 AM GMT
The "if" is why it is evens
Report robinlace1 January 17, 2015 11:05 AM GMT
Personally I dont think Henderson would run it if they were anything but 100% he was ok. got to be a back at 11/10
Report cardifffc January 17, 2015 11:07 AM GMT
why did he run him at kempton then ....must have thought he was 100% then
Report cardifffc January 17, 2015 11:08 AM GMT
the real answer is no one really  knows........if hes right he wins half the track..........if not probably wont finish
Report jockeyhunter January 17, 2015 11:10 AM GMT
if SS was trained by anyone else i would be backing for that reason i will be watching
Report robinlace1 January 17, 2015 11:10 AM GMT
Because that problem was undetected, now they know about the issue they can test for it.
Report age 21 January 17, 2015 11:13 AM GMT
or dont bother doing either.
Report Mr Spock January 17, 2015 11:17 AM GMT
It may well win but I cant have a horse that's been off for over a year with heart and other problems.
Report GoBallistic January 17, 2015 11:27 AM GMT
If you were ever thinking of backing this horse again then today is the day.  Monumental lay in March when any physical problems are much more likely to be exposed
Report skygreenzone January 17, 2015 1:08 PM GMT
Race to watch no bet surely.
Report TELL DEL January 17, 2015 1:31 PM GMT
"It may well win but I cant have a horse that's been off for over a year with heart and other problems."

Agree. How can anybody back a horse that has been off for 386 days after pulling up with a heart problem. Would love to see him win, but wouldn't be optimistic enough to back him.
Report doantwin2easy January 17, 2015 1:36 PM GMT
I couldn’t fault him when he schooled and then worked at Newbury recently when it seemed like the Sprinter Sacre of old was back with us.

I’m extremely hopeful that will be the case at Ascot and he can retake his place at steeplechasing’s top table.
Barry Geraghty blog on ATR.

thought that was interesting
Report ima_mazed66 January 17, 2015 1:37 PM GMT
As age 21 has alluded to, there's always the third option and often success at this game is about knowing when not to have a bet as much as knowing when to.
Report sidthekid January 17, 2015 1:44 PM GMT
He Wins 5L+
The bet is to Win Today and Win The Champ Chase at 3/1 offered,
if he Doesn`t Win today, he wont be at Chelts!.
Report breadnbutter January 17, 2015 1:47 PM GMT
why wont he be at chelt if he does not win today ? 

wasting time on this race imo ,their is a clever bet in the race if you look properly Wink
Report Breedingmad January 17, 2015 1:50 PM GMT
Lay Back in your armchair and watch....Excited
Report sidthekid January 17, 2015 1:52 PM GMT
He`s 100% Fit and Ready Today.
Report ima_mazed66 January 17, 2015 4:07 PM GMT
Can you be 100% fit a ready after such a long lay off?

I think the horse ran really well all things considered and it looked like Geraghty would try to win without getting to the bottom of the horse but if he couldn't do that then would accept defeat and not be over hard on it and save it for the big one instead.
Report coffeedodger January 17, 2015 4:09 PM GMT
Gone at the game. A sorry sight. Retire the beast before he ends up in a claimer.
Report Dr Crippen January 17, 2015 4:48 PM GMT
He wasn't sent there to have a hard race that's for sure.
After hitting the front the jockey was very easy on him as he watched the winner go by. He made very little effort to hold him off.

A lesser trainer would have been in the stewards room with the jockey over that ride.
I'd say connections will be very pleased with that run from the horse.
Report gmt January 17, 2015 5:02 PM GMT
Dodging Bullets would probably not beat Sprinter at his best, but his best is past unfortunately. The one thing I liked about Dodging bullets was the strong finish and that he traveled great until the end of the back straight where he got a hint outpaced and lost his position. If that happens at Cheltenham the downhill would help him recover and the hill would suit his staying ability. At the right price he is the one for me.
Report sidthekid January 17, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
SPRINTER SACRE will be examined back home at Seven Barrows on Sunday after Blood was found in his nose following his comeback run at Ascot on Saturday.
A small Bleed was detected when the nine-year-old was giving a post-race urine sample having finishing second in the Grade 1 Sodexo Clarence House Chase to Dodging Bullets.
A vet examination determined the bleed was unlikely to have affected Sprinter Sacre's performance.
Had this "Vet" been Drinking?
Report GREEDISGOOD January 18, 2015 12:21 AM GMT
doped horse. a shame
Report judorick January 18, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
Nicky Henderson striking at less than 6% with his chasers since start of November

just saying
Report GREEDISGOOD January 18, 2015 12:24 AM GMT
p nicolls. he'll clean up chelts.  nuff said.
Report Eeternaloptimist January 18, 2015 1:17 AM GMT
Dodging won well and backed up his good performance at Sandown but aren't people making assumptions about how he will fare in March? Cheltenham hasn't yet been the happiest hunting ground for him and Id rather be backing something which I know likes the track and which thrives in the spring.
Report sidthekid January 18, 2015 4:54 PM GMT
Nicky Henderson
28 Runners in the last 14 days,
9 Winners
10 Placed
9 Unplaced

These are the Stats that count - Judorick

just saying
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