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The Old Tolbooth

Here goes, probably the toughest day of the festival by some distance so small stakes for me today to protect my stash that I've built up over the week. 

 

1.30 Garden of Babylon - I'm taking on the hot favourite here because he's quite simply too short, Garden of Babylon was only 6 lengths behind Sir Erec LTO, and this stiffer track should suit. There was also a reported problem with Sir Erec earlier in the week and he was a doubt to run at all, so if he's not at the top of his game then Babylon will hopefully be picking up the prize. 

 

2.10 Western Ryder and Mohaayed both each way, their form is solid and they weren't that far behind Silver Streak off level weights in the Greatwood Hurdle, tough race though. 

 

2.50 Derringross - his 3 mile Irish form is as good as anything in this race, another very tough race though. 

 

3.30 Thistlecrack each way, he was only one and a half lengths behind Clan Des Obeaux in the King George over 3 miles LTO, and he'll definitely get up that hill at the finish, if he's anywhere near to being back to his best then he skittles these, if he's not up to his best then I really like Presenting Percy, he's had a hell of a build up to this with quirks all over the shop, but still looks very progressive and tough to beat, and should stay the trip if getting round trouble free. The ground is drying out a bit which goes against Native River for me. 

 

4.10 Shantou Flyer - usually one of my favourite races of the meeting, but this one is the most difficult race on the card, small stakes job for me. 

 

4.50 Minds Eye - been taking on classy Irish horses and this race is much easier than he's used to, he's a great price and is my NAP of the day

 

5.30 Defi Blue and Arcapella Bourgeois - what a race to finish with, a cavalry charge down the park and hope for the best, but Defi Blue has been consistent all year and looks still fairly treated, whilst Arcapella has some really good class going back to when he last ran 2 years ago, and he hails from the famous Willie Mullins yard, who can get them ready after a lay off (look at his 2 yesterday!). He's kept this horse in training and this has kept his handicap mark low as he hasn't taken the chance to ruin it, could this be a tip in itself? 

 

A fascinating day of racing coming up, bring it on! 

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Henry. Henry.

1.30 Quel Distin 

2.10 Monseiur Lecoq/ magic dancer ew

2.50. Derrinross 

3.30 Native River & clan des obeaux / definitly red ew

 

4.10 Shantou flyer / Southfield theatre ew

4.50 Gino Trail / flying portrait ew

 

5.30 Early Doors

 

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Jamdub

Well £200+ plus up for the week.

 

Pic D'Orhy                                     1.30

11/1 - Free Sky Bet

&

Pentland Hills

20/1 EW

 

Crooks Peak                               2.10

17/2 - £15 free bet

&

Sternrubin

33/1 EW

 

Dinons                                       2.50

12/1

&

Commander of Fleet

7/1

 

Elegant Escape                      

16/1 - £5 free Bet365 bet

&

Kemboy

11/1                                          3.30

&

Might Bite

14/1 EW

 

Road To Rome                       4.10

7/1

 

Diakali                                     4.50

40/1 EW

 

Not Another Muddle             Goo

5/1 - £10 free bet

 

Burrows Park                        5.30

28/1 EW

 

Singles & EW Lucky 15's

 

Good Luck......

 

 

 

 

 

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Armageddon
My Super Heinz for today!!
 
 
2982.GIF

12 - Sir Erec @ 10/11

 
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7 - Whiskey Sour @ 9/2

 
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16 - Rhinestone @ 10/1

 
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3 - Bellshill @ 11/1

 
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20 - Stand Up And Fight @ 11/2

 
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2 - Gino Trail @ 20/1

 
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5 - Getareason @ 14/1

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Homme

1.30 Had a go on Pentland EW due to the sheer unknown factor

3.30 Changed Native to Clan

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Ribble
31 minutes ago, Homme said:

1.30 Had a go on Pentland EW due to the sheer unknown factor

3.30 Changed Native to Clan

 

Nice!

 

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Homme

You beauty, great start :jjyay:

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Armageddon

What a sad scene with Sir Erec, looked like a shocking leg break :(

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luckyBatistuta

What was the problem with Sir Erec leading up to this race? I read they were considering not running it? Hope it’s not related in anyway to what happened, felt sick seeing that.

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Armageddon
Just now, luckyBatistuta said:

What was the problem with Sir Erec leading up to this race? I read they were considering not running it? Hope it’s not related in anyway to what happened, felt sick seeing that.

 

The shoe came off minutes before the race, they re-plated it with the same shoe.  Very much doubt the horse will make it.

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luckyBatistuta
1 minute ago, Armageddon said:

 

The shoe came off minutes before the race, they re-plated it with the same shoe.  Very much doubt the horse will make it.

 

Not the shoe bud, earlier in the week they were considering not running it?

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MacPhee

Has pentland hills in the L15

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Armageddon
1 minute ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

Not the shoe bud, earlier in the week they were considering not running it?

 

Oh jeez - really?  What a shame.

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mrmarkus1981

Im hearing its been put down :(

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luckyBatistuta
2 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

 

Oh jeez - really?  What a shame.

 

Found it...O'Brien said: "Sir Erec had a stone bruise earlier this week, but we are confident that he will recover and be fine for the race.

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Zico
14 hours ago, Zico said:

Other than the first race, pretty open tomorrow so a few each ways. 

 

1.30 - Sir Erec (doubled with Native River), Pentland Hills for a punt with Sky
2.10 - Sternrubin ew
2.50 - Derrinross
3.30 - Native River
4.10 - Hazel Hill
4.50 - Bun Doran ew
5.30 - Daybreak Boy ew

Thanks Sky! 

 

Real shame abour Sir Erec, looked really bad. 

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Armageddon
3 minutes ago, mrmarkus1981 said:

Im hearing its been put down :(

 

Aye, confirmed.  What a real shame :(

 

Not fussed about my other bets now if I'm honest.

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luckyBatistuta
Just now, Armageddon said:

 

Aye, confirmed.  What a real shame :(

 

Not fussed about my other bets now if I'm honest.

 

Kind of the same bud, was horrible to witness

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Homme

That's awful :(

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Sooperstar
20 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

Not the shoe bud, earlier in the week they were considering not running it?

They never considered not running it. Stone bruise is pretty minor and it's completely unrelated to the leg break.

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Homme

:yas:

 

a 12/1 winner following on from my 22/1!

Edited by Homme

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Sooperstar

Had each way back on Countister and Whiskey Sour there. Both at 14s. Other than that I'm 2 from 2 at Fakenham!

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Zico

Sternrubin places at 35/1 - nice!

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luckyBatistuta
16 minutes ago, Sooperstar said:

They never considered not running it. Stone bruise is pretty minor and it's completely unrelated to the leg break.

 

I thought I read somewhere that they did, obviously not. No idea about horse injuries at all, what’s serious and what’s not. In fact I’ve no idea about horses full stop, that’s why I’m losing all my money here:lol:

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Homme

Commander for the win to go along with Derrinross EW

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Sooperstar
11 minutes ago, Sooperstar said:

Had each way back on Countister and Whiskey Sour there. Both at 14s. Other than that I'm 2 from 2 at Fakenham!

Make that 3/3.

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Sooperstar
8 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

I thought I read somewhere that they did, obviously not. No idea about horse injuries at all, what’s serious and what’s not. In fact I’ve no idea about horses full stop, that’s why I’m losing all my money here:lol:

The only impact it might have had was if it happened before they had given the horse all the work they planned to. But in  this case he had done his racing and training so it was just a case of letting the injury heal.

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luckyBatistuta
1 minute ago, Sooperstar said:

The only impact it might have had was if it happened before they had given the horse all the work they planned to. But in  this case he had done his racing and training so it was just a case of letting the injury heal.

 

:thumb: Was so sad 😞 

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luckyBatistuta

Come on Dickie Diver

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mrmarkus1981
2 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:

Come on Dickie Diver

Same :)

 

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Homme

Not so good there. Commander EW though for small profit.

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Sooperstar

Favourite at Fakenham.

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Sooperstar
7 minutes ago, Sooperstar said:

Favourite at Fakenham.

Make that 4/4.

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Lovecraft
4 minutes ago, Sooperstar said:

Make that 4/4.

 Good job.

 

 

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luckyBatistuta
36 minutes ago, mrmarkus1981 said:

Same :)

 

 

☹️

 

Come on Percy

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Homme

Would have never predicted that. 

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Sooperstar

Cannot wait for One Conemara to win here.

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Homme

Shantou so consistent. Just not good enough. More EW profit though. 

 

What a day I've had so far. 

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Zico

Get in Hazel Hill!

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Ribble
17 minutes ago, Homme said:

Shantou so consistent. Just not good enough. More EW profit though. 

 

What a day I've had so far. 

 

Me too but not in a good way!

 

Total returns for the day sitting at £1.19

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Henry. Henry.

Early Doors at 8s in the Lucky Last saves the day for me.  Not a sausage before that today.  

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chester copperpot

First time ever I've not had a sausage in Chelts.

 

I have lost a fortune during the festival and I get married in October. To stop the wedding being cancelled I have started a go fund me page on Facebook. :lol:

 

****ing gutted!

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Lovecraft

£150 up for the entire week.

 

 

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