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I am not the only one who's been driven to distraction by late declarations and dithering from trainers and owners as to which of the races the big guns will stake their claims In.... even now, just 2 days away, there are some yet to be declared and withdrawn .

This tends to happen when the Festival see's big guns staking a claim In more than one race and trainers waiting and waiting to see who withdraws what so they can get their horse Into the race where they stand most chance of securing a win but for punters like me, It's so frustrating.

Most of them seem set so now I can state my final choices....

AP McCoy has said today that he believes there will be an upset at the Festival to the big guns and some surprises produced If the ground goes from soft to heavy.

Day One.... Tuesday



Supreme Novices Hurdle

Dodging Bullets each way.. Interesting... I took 14/1 a week ago... now backed down to 8/1

Champagne Fever each way

Arkle Trophy

Simonsig straight win

Captain Conan each way

Simonsig/Captain Conan straight forecast



JLT Specialty Handicap Chase

Opening Batsman each way

Champion Hurdle

Hurricane Fly straight win

Hurricane Fly/Zarkander/Rock On Ruby Combination Tricast

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase

Balthazar King each way

OLBG David Nicholson Mares Hurdle

Quevega straight win

Quevega/ Une Artiste reversed forecast

Rewards4Racing Novices Handicap Chase

Carlito Brigante each way
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Day Two... Wednesday

National Hunt Chase

Boston Bob straight win

Neptune Novices Hurdle

The New One straight win

Taquin Du Seuil each way

The New One/ Taquin Du Seuil reversed forecast

RSA Chase

This Is one race waiting on late declarations....

Unioniste straight win

Providing Cue Card runs....... Unioniste/ Cue Card reversed forecast

Queen Mother Champion Chase

Sprinter Sacre straight win

Wishful Thinking each way

Mail De Bievre each way

Sprinter Sacre/Finians Rainbow/Sizing Europe combi tricast

That one Is a nightmare as to who's In and who's out.... Tizzard says Cue Card Is out but AP McCoy Is saying he's still In. If Cue Card Is In, there will have to be some changes ...

Coral Cup

Cotton Mill each way

Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle

Bordoni each way

Champion Bumper

Shield each way
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Day Three... Thursday

Jewson Novices Chase

Another nightmare of who's In who's out....

If he runs Dynaste straight win

If he doesn't, I'll switch bets to what race he runs In

Pertemps Final

Son Of Flicka each way

Ryanair Chase

another waiting on declarations

If he runs.... Cue Card straight win

Riverside Theatre each way

World Hurdle

Oscar Whisky straight win

Smad Place each way

Byrne Group Plate

Hunt Ball straight win

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Alfie Sherrin each way
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Day Four... Friday

Triumph Hurdle

Rolling Star each way

County Hurdle

If he runs... Cotton Mill each way

Swing Bowler each way

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

At Fishers Cross straight win

Foxhunter Chase

Salsify straight win

Tricky Trickster each way

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle

Gevrey Chambertin straight win

Grand Annual

Alderwood each way

The Gold Cup

Silviniaco Conti straight win

First Lieutenant each way

Cape Tribulation each way

Captain Chris each way

Silviniaco Conti/ Sir Des Champs reversed forecast

Even the Handicapper had trouble calling this race... I stand by Silviniaco Conti to win but places ???? It's anyone's... hence the amount of bets.
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Straight Win Accumulator regardless of race

Dynaste

Quevega

Hurricane Fly

Sprinter Scare

Simonsig
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That's It folks... I will either return victorious or suitably embarrassed..... just to say I predict the Champion Trainer will be Nicky Henderson.

This Is the culmination of watching these buggers for the past year...

McCoy may be right... If the ground goes heavy, there could be some upsets, hence some of my bets being long shots.

Here's last years closer again and a look at some of the horses I have napped.

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And finally....

Please Please, no more dead horses on the track and no Injured Jockeys....

Please all return home safe.

RIP Synchronised..... may lessons be learned. :-1
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For those of you who believe horses are forced to race, then errrr no.... this Is what they do If they are simply not In the mood on the day.....

In the Download the Paddy Power App Chase Yesterday , Alvarado decided enough was enough and pulled himself up just before the last.

Sadly he didn't let jockey Paul Moloney know and Paul found himself on top of the fence!

Thanks Racingfotos for this brilliant pic...... click to enlarge

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FFS..... Sunnyhill Boy declared for The Gold Cup

This Is the horse who was beaten by a nostril hair In the Grand National last year and who thinks the Cheltenham hill Is a picnic....
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Silviniaco Conti to be ridden by Ruby Walsh...

Oh Yes Indeedy Doo Doo

RUBY RUBY RUBY !!!!!!!!!!!

:driving::driving::driving::driving:
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:driving::driving::driving:

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oscar;1422383 wrote:

Day One.... Tuesday



Supreme Novices Hurdle

Dodging Bullets each way.. Interesting... I took 14/1 a week ago... now backed down to 8/1

Champagne Fever each way

Arkle Trophy

Simonsig straight win

Captain Conan each way

Simonsig/Captain Conan straight forecast



JLT Specialty Handicap Chase

Opening Batsman each way

Champion Hurdle

Hurricane Fly straight win

Hurricane Fly/Zarkander/Rock On Ruby Combination Tricast

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase

Balthazar King each way

OLBG David Nicholson Mares Hurdle

Quevega straight win

Quevega/ Une Artiste reversed forecast

Rewards4Racing Novices Handicap Chase

Carlito Brigante each way


I often wonder if the amount of research Oscar puts into these runners is worth the effort only to see days like this where she completely spanks the bookmakers.

Day one and Carlito Brigante and Opening Batsman were non runners, money refunded. The Cross Country Chase was abandoned and will be run thursday instead. Out of the four predictions that were left, Oscar predicted all four winners here. Simonsig, Champagne Fever, Hurricane Fly and Quevega all won .
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oscar;1422389 wrote: Straight Win Accumulator regardless of race

Dynaste

Quevega

Hurricane Fly

Sprinter Scare

Simonsig


Nail biting. Four in the bag and all the money on Dynaste tomorrow.
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Just two winners for Oscar on day two. The New One and Sprinter Sacre who won by nineteen lengths. It would have been three winners but Boston Bob three lengths clear fell at the last fence. Cotton Mill was a non runner.
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I'll put this here for Oscar. An outstanding animal indeed.

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A day of places for Oscar on day three. A winner on Cue Card but Hunt Ball, Smad Place, Alfie Sherrin , First Lieutenant and Dynaste all placed. Still, not bad forecasting. Carlito Brigante a non runner in the extra race.

A day of drama with one dead horse and the last race running late due to an air ambulance having to land on the track for one of the jockeys. A.P McCoy had a face on him after vets refused his mount to run and a false start in one of the races when Mad Moose refused to run. The restart saw Mad Moose refuse a second time. Paddy Brennan incurred a nine day ban for overuse of the whip which apparently means he will not be able to ride Sir Des Champ in the Gold Cup. There is a rumour that A.P. McCoy will switch from Sunny Hill Boy to ride Sir which could upset the betting. What do i know? I'm under instructions to take notes, otherwise i haven't a clue what i'm talking about.
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It was unlucky that Silviniaco Conti fell in the Gold Cup after doing so well but another good day for Oscar on the final day. At Fishers Cross, Salsify and Alderwood all won.

In total, Oscar gave 10 winners and 5 places in her predictions. That is unarguably brilliant forecasting.
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Highlight of the festival had to be Sprinter Sacre beating the champion Sizing Europe by 19 lengths, no whip drawn, barely out of a canter and never off the bit.... absolutely astonishing just a slap on the neck as he went to the line by jockey Barry Geraghty .... a feat so outstanding It saw trainer Nicky Henderson crying as he went over the line.

Some Info came to light that Is more astonishing from an Interview with Henderson's buyer Minty..... apparently Sprinter Sacre Is the bizarre result after a horrendous mix up where the wrong Mare went to the Sire... as a result he was sold In a job lot of 25 horses to Minty for Henderson.... In among them they found they had an absolute brute on their hands.... that's stuff dreams are made of...

The other outstanding performance had to be the tiny little Mare Quevega who was looking to be make history by winning the Mare's Hurdle 5 years on the bounce.... hearts In mouths by the 2nd last fence, way behind, she had sooooo much to do.

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Finally.... Nicky Henderson was Champion trainer as I predicted....

304 views to this thread....

You all logged In just to see weather I'd lost my money didn't you ?

Hard luck !!!! :wah::wah::wah:
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The Closer....

My heartiest Congratulations to Bobs Worth connections and Nicky Henderson...

Can you see me In the crowd? :wah:

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OMG... this Is the funniest thing I've seen for ages... Hitler's reaction after betting on Paul Nicholl's horse's at the festival...



Warning.... Contains strong language

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