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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9510 on: February 28, 2018, 03:45:00 PM »
Nearly the 1st of March and not much talk re Cheltenham bar the advertised Cheltenham nights

any thoughts on it yourself, Buveur D,Air very short, worth opposing? Ive have might bite backed for gold cup but fearful of sizing John. Altoir worth opposing in the champion chase?

Altoir at 8/11 has to be opposed.
Yanworth at 5/1 for the Stayers should be there or thereabouts
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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9511 on: February 28, 2018, 04:11:20 PM »
Just looked at some of the fields for Cheltenham. They look huge. Is it likely that a lot of those entered will notify in advance that they're not racing? Sorry, bit of a novice.

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9512 on: February 28, 2018, 04:16:57 PM »
Just looked at some of the fields for Cheltenham. They look huge. Is it likely that a lot of those entered will notify in advance that they're not racing? Sorry, bit of a novice.

The fields are huge at the minute as these are the declarations. In the days before the festival then only a certain amount get in. I think the biggest handicap has 26 run in it.

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9513 on: March 09, 2018, 09:23:05 AM »
Ruby Paddy Power Walsh back with an 11/8 pretty dominant win yesterday in his only ride.

Only one ride again today, Karalee in the opener at Leopardstown, where he is a juicier 13/2 (3rd fav of 5). But I'm a big fan of Jezki (my only ever big ante post Cheltenham win a few years back) who's about 10/11f, and I also like Gangster. In fact any of the 5 could probably win, so I'll steer clear! But it should be an interesting one.

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9514 on: March 10, 2018, 10:12:40 AM »
Interesting little race at Dundalk last night. Mendelssohn now heading for Dubai with a view to having a tilt at the Kentucky Derby. It's a shame that they lost Scat Daddy so young. His last 2yos will be out this year.

Elsewhere, Soft to Heavy this morning ahead of Tuesday.


There's Seán Brady going in, what dya think Seán?

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9515 on: March 10, 2018, 08:05:59 PM »
Ground could be interesting factor has it hasnt come up soft at the festival in a long time. Does it mean tho that form of irish horses could hold up better as they have been running on soft all year? Some seriously short price horses this year but like evrery other year they wont win

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9516 on: March 10, 2018, 10:01:19 PM »
Heard a bit of talk about Mal Dini on Tuesday andcheck out what Derek O Connor is on in that race.
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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9517 on: March 10, 2018, 11:38:51 PM »
Ground could be interesting factor has it hasnt come up soft at the festival in a long time. Does it mean tho that form of irish horses could hold up better as they have been running on soft all year? Some seriously short price horses this year but like evrery other year they wont win

Will be opposing the majority of the short priced favouites bar Footpad.

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« Reply #9518 on: March 11, 2018, 12:19:03 AM »
Have a few anti's that are exactly getting there, but the multiple declarations has ruined anti post betting. Not a bad week to be working in the industry but spare a thought for us that hAve to do 4 Cheltenham days then paddys day on Saturday.

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9519 on: March 12, 2018, 01:57:35 PM »
Anyone any tips for the week - I remember a few years ago someone posted a word document of selections for each race for the week on here and followed it and it was really useful
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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9520 on: March 12, 2018, 02:20:23 PM »
Interesting article by Malachy Clerkin in the Irish Times today about a lad called Tony O'Reilly (not "the" TOR!) who started betting through a €50 PP voucher he got as a present, and his first ever bet was for for €1. His first deposit was €10 and he split that between the next 4 Liverpool matches (all on Michael Owen to score first!).

But he gradually got well into it, betting on horses, soccer and a host of other sports, but almost always doing research on his bets rather than just firing on anything. Doesn't say how long he was at it, but his PP winning returns were €9 million. Only problem was he staked €10.4 million and robbed the balance from the Post Office (where he worked), and this was how he was caught.

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« Reply #9521 on: March 12, 2018, 02:39:33 PM »
I heard him talking to Darcy on the radio last week, he has a book out called Tony 10, all about his addiction to gambling and contemplating suicide, he spent 3 years in prison but works now as a counsellor, he had £450,000 in his PP account one day and lost it all in 12 hours!

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9523 on: March 13, 2018, 08:46:43 AM »
Tempted to go big on Faugheen at 6/1 e/w.
Barring a mishap, I think he's a lock to beat all bar Buveur. If you could depend on Ruby to keep pushing him hard if he realises he can't beat Buveur

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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9524 on: March 13, 2018, 12:48:56 PM »
Ok so the horses I'm losing my money on today are

Faugheen
Summervile boy
Coo star sivola

each bet and straight treble

good luck everyone
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