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11 Dec 21 14:34
Date Joined: 15 Jun 01
| Topic/replies: 22,855 | Blogger: sageform's blog
this must be a very decent horse or the others are every ordinary. 2 significant mistakes, a penalty, but still wins without the rider picking up his whip.
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Report ImSoLuckyLucky! December 11, 2021 2:35 PM GMT

Report differentdrum December 11, 2021 2:37 PM GMT
Don't think he is beating much, but he is beating them well. 5/1 looks very short for the Albert Bartlett.
Report ashleigh December 11, 2021 2:39 PM GMT
5/1 is very short.
Report Ibrahima Sonko December 11, 2021 2:46 PM GMT
a very low quality affair.
Report TOP3MAN December 11, 2021 2:48 PM GMT
What a chaser he will make
Report acey deucy December 11, 2021 2:51 PM GMT
Cheltenham Banker for me.
Report strontium December 11, 2021 2:54 PM GMT
Remarkable to win like that after that mistake at the second last.
Report koikeeper December 11, 2021 2:58 PM GMT
Very impressive.
Report Storm Alert December 11, 2021 3:01 PM GMT
Very strong finisher, clearly he stays better than most of his opponents. Can't see his hurdling holding up in the Albert Bartlett. More interested to see how he does as a chaser further down the line.
Report jumper3 December 11, 2021 3:13 PM GMT
Placed well at Cheltenham now twice by his wily trainer. What is he beating though? These pre March races at Cheltenham need to be taken with a pinch of salt. 5/1 is very poor value.
Report kevo December 11, 2021 3:18 PM GMT
The trainer is very lucky to be holding a licence.
Report strontium December 11, 2021 9:46 PM GMT
Storm, the new course at Cheltenham isn't a particular test of hurdling, with only two hurdles in the final 3/4 mile (plus hurdling is something a novice can improve).
Report slickster December 11, 2021 10:11 PM GMT
Guy should be behind bars.
Report cloone river December 11, 2021 10:16 PM GMT
Behind bars for what?leaveing a horse unattended at the race course?Thats what he got done for.The whole case left more questions then answers.
Report slickster December 11, 2021 10:18 PM GMT
It shouldn't need any explanation. There are several reasons.
Report cloone river December 11, 2021 10:19 PM GMT
Name them.
Report sageform December 12, 2021 12:17 PM GMT
There are never more than a handful of horses that stay 3 miles over hurdles at a true pace so any one that can will be hard to beat.
Report kevo December 12, 2021 1:01 PM GMT
Viking Hoard PU at Tramore Oct 18.Trainer Charles Byrnes

Racing bosses were also alerted by the BHA to suspicious betting patterns, with the horse drifting out to 8-1 from 4-1 before the off.

Further investigation found that a huge 'lay' bet - betting on a horse to lose - had been placed on Viking Hoard on the Betfair Exchange.

The unnamed layer bet €34,889 (£31,100), half of the entire market on the race, that the horse would lose, returning over £2,850.

There had been two other instances of suspicious betting patterns around the horse, once when £27k was bet on him to lose at Sedgefield in October 2018 and once when £49k was bet at Galway in July 2018.

No CCTV at Tramore where the horse was left "unattended" and the doping supposedly took place.
Report jimnast December 12, 2021 1:09 PM GMT
These are the type of horses that win the Albert Bartlett
Black jack ketcham
Wichita lineman
Bobs worth
At fishers cross
Minnella Indo (allaho 3rd)
Report strontium December 12, 2021 6:46 PM GMT
The race might be changing a bit. It used to favour battle hardened types and was often won by a second season Novice. But lately, its been won by some lighter raced, classier types. It remains to be seen if that's a blip or a new pattern.
Report impossible123 December 12, 2021 8:13 PM GMT
He beat the same horse again! As such, could Hollow Game and Ginto represent better value? I think the former is more likely for the potato race than his stablemate.
Report strontium December 12, 2021 8:31 PM GMT
Will they be split up?
Report paulo47 December 13, 2021 10:23 AM GMT
lets hope not ...
Report differentdrum December 13, 2021 10:56 AM GMT
Journey With Me is the interesting one, but you do worry the longer it goes before we see a horse return. He was priced up for all the novice races, but this was always the most realistic target. If he comes out and wins well he will be pushing favouritism.
Report MJK December 13, 2021 2:43 PM GMT
Blazing Khal will improve again when he gets a stronger gallop to run at. Whether that's good enough up in grade is another thing but the trainer sounds as though he has no doubt.
Report sageform December 13, 2021 5:54 PM GMT
Can anyone name a GB trained horse that is better than the ones that Blazing Khal beat on Saturday?
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY December 13, 2021 6:16 PM GMT
Use to Won by battle hardened types......Black Jack ketchum was anything but battled hardened
Report differentdrum December 13, 2021 6:28 PM GMT
Hardly anything has run in these trial races. Obviously, with more than 3 months to go there is more scope for 'new' horses to emerge in the novice races than anywhere other than maybe the bumper. That's why taking short prices in these races is a dangerous game. 5/1 isn't a good price unless you know for sure there is nothing else out there. Blazing Khal sets a standard on very limited evidence.
Report differentdrum December 29, 2021 12:59 PM GMT
Well, Journey With Me has come out and won, and is pushing for favouritism. You would imagine he would go 2m6f at the Racing Festival to decide his target. I think the Albert Bartlett is the right race, but Gerry Colombe muddies the waters a little.
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