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#1 2017-03-20 21:43:05

certainty
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Aintree Ante Post

Cheltenham over the hill and Aintree and Punchestown round the corner with ante post prices starting to appear for both Festivals.

With Mullins wanting to keep the Irish trainers' title I reckon he might give Aintree a swerve with some of his stars and keep them fresh for Punchestown.

Last year five horses did the Cheltenham - Aintree double, most of them very short favourites like Yorkhill and Douvan but several Chelt winners like Vautour also turned over.

Any early fancies, any hard luck stories from Cheltenham that could go well here ? I'd fancy Ivanovich Gorbatov if he went for a handicap, not given the best of rides when gambled on for the County Hurdle and only finished 6th.

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#2 2017-03-20 22:25:38

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Ballyandy, especially over an extra half mile, had a nightmare trip at festival. Bacardys not put in his race after being hampered. Solita who's chase mark has been protected all year and was pulled up in the grand annual. So long as it wasnt an injury and was a case of things not going his way and wait for another day. Zabana, who swerved Cheltenham seems to run well in april/may.

Just a few off the top of my head.

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#3 2017-03-20 22:43:14

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colligsulli14 wrote:


Ballyandy, especially over an extra half mile, had a nightmare trip at festival. Bacardys not put in his race after being hampered. Solita who's chase mark has been protected all year and was pulled up in the grand annual. So long as it wasnt an injury and was a case of things not going his way and wait for another day. Zabana, who swerved Cheltenham seems to run well in april/may.


Just a few off the top of my head.
Quite fancied Solita myself but played up quite a lot before race so probably used up too much energy.

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#4 2017-03-21 00:41:33

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I was surprised Zabana did not go as I assumed he would like the better ground. I think Willie is 11/4 to win trainers title ... which ain't too bad... I was very tempted on Sunday.. but the big man had a 5 timer.. as for who and what runs at Aintree tis hard to know . a horse who ran a cracker at Chelts Lami Serve.. should have won.. in my book.. but Daryl "find trouble " Jacob was on him.. and other 2 nds 3rds .. he would like the better Track being flater and he really does travel so well.. Domperignon du los.. is another.. and.. Message des Sceaux.. but there is plenty more for us punters win a couple of grand every now and then!!!! I like the Divine bere if he turns up.. but if I am honest once Aintree is over we are back to the boredom of flat racing.. its a fair trade off better weather.. better racing... eh... no.

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#5 2017-03-23 19:47:33

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I backed Just a Par 40/1.. and Ballynagour 50/1.. if the latter could run to his form when 2nd to Silvianico conte his 50/1 could be well over priced.. Just a Par is a decent horse and I am well happy to back them nrnb.. plenty of value out there.. plus I will do them rfc for the craic.. I am lookin forward to the spectacle.. plus I hope Divine bere runs in the 4 year old I have him 8/1 €20 ew.. I am really lookin forward to Aintree as it really does bring out the sunshine.. and I hope some good horses too!!

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#6 2017-03-24 19:32:00

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Aintree!  must be Mcain time. 

Katachenko currently sitting on 131 , he won the Red Rum off 133 last year. He had a great prep race over too far at Cheltenham, wherever he runs expect a huge run. Has an entry in the Topham , but hopefully its the Red Rum again , Hemmings loves his Aintree winners.

Witness in Court ,  entered again in the Topham . He has fell the last three times over the National Fences , if he ever gets his jumping together he will win a big one.  He was bowling along, on the bit ,the last time at Aintree then came another blunder.

Currently on 135 ,a winning mark, big owner Tim Leslie still keeps the faith and so shall I!


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#7 Yesterday 09:51:50

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Re: Aintree Ante Post

Mullins saying today he won't take many to Aintree so careful of backing any of his ante post.

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#8 Yesterday 14:56:02

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Re: Aintree Ante Post

 I Guess with Cheltenham being so close to this years Aintree it is another reason why he ain't sending so many.. add into it there is no battle for the British Trainer's title either.. so it makes sense to keep the big guns at home and send one or two for the National..


Divin Bere is being nibbled at in the market for the 4 year old.. I put him up last week here @8/1 €20 e/w.. he is into 6's now.. so maybe N.J feels this flater track will suit him better..  as for the rest of the races who knows who is running where!!



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