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Re: Cheltenham

Post by djewesbury » 23:26 Fri 13 Feb 2015

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I forgot. You don't go south of the river.
Do you mean saaaaff of the river?
I forgot. You don't go south of the river.
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Re: Cheltenham

Post by DRT » 23:27 Fri 13 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I forgot. You don't go south of the river.
Do you mean saaaaff of the river?
I forgot. You don't go south of the river.
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Re: Cheltenham

Post by idj123 » 22:52 Sat 14 Feb 2015

I will be there for the Gold Cup as I have been every year since 1989 (save for the Foot and Mouth) when I did have a decent punt on Desert Orchid. However, my days of spending most afternoons in the company of Joe (Coral) are long gone and so is my knowledge of current form- but not sure I'd be risking much on Sprinter Sacre.

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by CaliforniaBrad » 05:51 Sun 15 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:I sincerely hope that more than one person on this forum knows something about horses.
Those are those tallish four legged creatures with the knobby knees, right? The ones that last had a useful purpose back in the time of the Pony Express? The ones that "accidentally" find their way into Ikea's meatballs?


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Re: Cheltenham

Post by AHB » 09:03 Sun 15 Feb 2015

CaliforniaBrad wrote:
djewesbury wrote:I sincerely hope that more than one person on this forum knows something about horses.
Those are those tallish four legged creatures with the knobby knees, right? The ones that last had a useful purpose back in the time of the Pony Express? The ones that "accidentally" find their way into Ikea's meatballs?
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Re: Cheltenham

Post by Justin K » 17:34 Tue 17 Feb 2015

For the last ten years Paddy Power has funded my bets at Cheltenham and last year Lord Windemere landed me in real profit. Unfortunately I lost (with help from Patricia) all of it back during the flat season. Unless Paddy Power send me another free bet I will be going through the DT's this year. It has to be the booky's money, dems de rules!

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by LGTrotter » 19:34 Thu 19 Feb 2015

Justin K wrote:For the last ten years Paddy Power has funded my bets at Cheltenham and last year Lord Windemere landed me in real profit. Unfortunately I lost (with help from Patricia) all of it back during the flat season. Unless Paddy Power send me another free bet I will be going through the DT's this year. It has to be the booky's money, dems de rules!
Good rules.

The Champion Hurdle looks well sewn up between Faugheen and The New One, but I might fancy Coneygree for the Gold Cup if it runs.

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by LGTrotter » 23:37 Tue 24 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:Precession?
I meant the other one of course. With grumbling thanks to Daniel, the swot.

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by djewesbury » 23:38 Tue 24 Feb 2015

Which of course you have to be immensely coy about and couldn't possibly share here.
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Re: Cheltenham

Post by LGTrotter » 23:52 Sun 01 Mar 2015

The going will be soft to good. I have toyed with Mr Mole but rejected him from serious consideration. The wind is of course significant, there are no easy races at Cheltenham and youngsters can get found out if they have the wind in their faces. Still I wonder; can Sprinter Sacre come back. He will be unbeatable if he finds the form of a few years ago.

Now someone did mention a possibility in the Arkle Chase, but I've forgotten the name of the horse.

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by LGTrotter » 21:43 Tue 10 Mar 2015

The sun shone, the course looked great, the crowd looked happy and the bookies looked glum. Faugheen won by a country mile with a load of other Mullin's horses. A splendid first day.

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by AW77 » 23:41 Tue 10 Mar 2015

Owen, did you wear a grey morning suit with a top hat during your visit or is this just a cliché reserved for Ascot?
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Re: Cheltenham

Post by LGTrotter » 00:24 Wed 11 Mar 2015

AW77 wrote:Owen, did you wear a grey morning suit with a top hat during your visit or is this just a cliché reserved for Ascot?
A fez and a smoking jacket in front of the TV.

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by jdaw1 » 00:43 Wed 11 Mar 2015

I do not own a fez. Is this an error?

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by LGTrotter » 01:05 Wed 11 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:I do not own a fez. Is this an error?
Neither do I, but yes. How else will we keep our antimacassars nice?

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by djewesbury » 01:30 Wed 11 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:I do not own a fez. Is this an error?
You can have mine, I'm quite done with it.
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Re: Cheltenham

Post by LGTrotter » 01:40 Wed 11 Mar 2015

Would not the softening influence of a fascinator would work better for Gwendoline, I mean Julian?

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by LGTrotter » 21:47 Sat 14 Mar 2015

LGTrotter wrote:I might fancy Coneygree for the Gold Cup if it runs.
Now then, what was the name of the horse that won the gold cup?

Shame I never had a bet on it.

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Re: Cheltenham

Post by Justin K » 00:15 Sun 15 Mar 2015

Owen,
Likewise I had my best ever Cheltenham, several winners and three long odds places. Couldn't go wrong, shame I didn't have any money on. Well spotted on Coneygree, I had Djakadam.

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