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13 Jun 18 20:35
Date Joined: 05 Oct 11
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Did Gosden make any announcement about this or was it just a case of punters only finding out when it wasn't declared?

Horse has been weak ever since Calyx appeared on the scene but everything I had read would have suggested the horse was still going to run.

Either way a nice result for bookmakers before the meeting has even started.
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Report impossible123 June 14, 2018 12:02 AM BST
Not a whisper or a murmuring from Gosden (not even now) or the racing journos, but the Exchange told a different story he'd be missing - he's not declared for this race.
Report craigie69 June 14, 2018 8:09 AM BST
im sure i read last week JG looking forward to it running in coventry after it improved greatly after first run?
Report differentdrum June 14, 2018 8:53 AM BST
Yes, there is a Sun article dated 10 June suggesting all systems go. Really?

No doubt we will still get some media brown-noser going on about how helpful Gosden is sooner rather than later. Basically, unless someone asks the question (even then you might still get nothing) then the vast majority still operate in the dark ages and will give out nothing. They are not bothered in the slightest about ante-post punters being shafted.

It only wants Sergei Prokofiev to be moved to the Norfolk Stakes for the double whammy.
Report ashleigh June 14, 2018 9:13 AM BST
6 day decs in the post today has the j gosden trained calyx jocked up with frankie on.
Report impossible123 June 14, 2018 3:35 PM BST
Legends Of War has not been entered in anything (apparently). Connections saving him for another race perhaps and/or owner Qatar Racing unwilling to supplement. A reason for him not running ought to have been forthcoming out of courtesy to his supporters, I believe.
Report TheAnorak June 14, 2018 3:42 PM BST
The Coventry isn't an early entry race, so the question of supplementing doesn't arise. The only entry date was yesterday.

Agree it's pretty poor that no statement has been forthcoming.
Report impossible123 June 14, 2018 3:51 PM BST
Could Sergei be another Caravaggio? He was not impressive last time, in my eyes, but Donnacha said he was a different horse to the one beaten 1st time out; market unconvinced despite Legends Of War an absentee.
Report differentdrum June 14, 2018 9:51 PM BST
RUK interview with Gosden as if Legends Of War didn't exist. Happy to talk about Calyx as if it was the only one ever considered.
Report impossible123 June 14, 2018 11:15 PM BST
Very odd, no news whatsoever about Legends Of War absentee despite the horse was a well backed 2nd fav behind Sergei Prokofiev just a few days.
Report differentdrum June 15, 2018 2:31 PM BST
Lah Ti Dar out of Ribblesdale. Again nothing mentioned until hand forced by declaration stage. Common denominator Honest John.
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