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    Cheltenham 2014

    Cheltenham is nearly upon us... I have a few fancies for the festival... Irving to win the Supreme, Lac Fontana to win the county hurdle and Big Shu to win the Cross Country. These are my 3 fancies for the festival

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    Waiting until the ground conditions becomes clear. If its heavy or very soft then I think Harry Topper and Last Instalment have great chances in the Gold Cup. If it is anything drier then soft then they have little chance and more than likely wont run. Faugheen would be one I would be a big fan of for the Neptune but hes quite short and a Mullins hotpot was beaten in the same race last year.

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    Fingal Bay in whatever handicap race he goes for probably the pertemps and like Benefficient for the Ryanair if he goes there

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    Like Last Instalment for the Gold Cup if he runs, which he only will if he gets significant cut. At this stage, with the going still anyone's guess, I've stronger opinions on which of the favourites/talked up horses I think won't win (Faugheen, Irving, Champagne Fever, Sire De Grugy, Al Ferof, Big Buck's) than will win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Like Last Instalment for the Gold Cup if he runs, which he only will if he gets significant cut. At this stage, with the going still anyone's guess, I've stronger opinions on which of the favourites/talked up horses I think won't win (Faugheen, Irving, Champagne Fever, Sire De Grugy, Al Ferof, Big Buck's) than will win.
    Already have had a flutter on Last Instalment after his win the other month, more in hope than belief. I've been looking through the races the last few days and i just keep siding with the Irish horses, probably being way too biased. Mullins/Ruby seem to be high on most of their horses so it's difficult to rule out any of them. Agree that i can see plenty of favourites being turned over like Sire De Grugy and Big Bucks (even though Annie Power is fav in some places). Should be a cracking festival with Tuesday looking mouthwatering

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    Went to a preview night there in Westmanstown. Panel very keen on Briar Hill for the Albert Bartlett, Morning Assembly E/w for the Rsa and Beneficient for whatever race he chooses to go to

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    The waiting is over . Mullins could have 4 winners by this evening . I think champagne fever if he's stays up he wins.schooled last week and jumped like a stag.

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    Foxrock in the 4.40 tipped up big time last nite by Johnny Ward off rte

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    Foxrock also tipped up on morning line by Ted Walsh .
    Him and mick Fitzgerald also tipped the Fly and quevega.

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    Gone for the The New One in the champion hurdle, Champagne Fever in the Arkle and Shotgun Paddy in the NH chase.

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    Mixed day, Vautour was a nice win but Champagne Fever getting nailed on the line really was a kick in the teeth. Gutted with Hurricane Fly's run

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    Think captain Conan will do the business in Queen mother.In the coral cup just get the darts out.

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    With Bucka to lead us sure no one could beat us!

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    Easy lac Fontana

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