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Darran

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  1. It might not have been as close a finish as the Cheltenham version, but what a thrilling finish we had. Joe O'Shea has done wonders with various horses over the years and the improvement he has got out of Cousin Pascal at least equals what he did with Road To Rome a couple of years back. To go from winning a Restricted in December to landing the Foxhunters' in April is some feat and you have to give a huge amount of credit to the trainer. You also have to give a lot of praise to the James King on top, because as good as the horse was I think his ride won him the race. First of all he got off t
  2. I do think the best jockey won the race and it is a shame she wasn't a bit more aggressive on Roderick Random as he was staying on again at the finish. The winner was always travelling well though and always seemed to be doing enough after the last so I suspect he was probably the best horse on the day. This was as weak a hunter chase as you will find though so he will have to carry on progressing to win another one.
  3. I will get round to reviewing the Foxhunters' but needless to say it was a fantastic ride and training performance to get Cousin Pascal to win, but we can consider ourselves to be slightly unlucky with Latenightpass as well. After that top quality race we go to a pretty poor one at Kelso this afternoon. It is a shame because the Buccleuch Cup has a rich history, but this is a poor renewal. The two outsiders look to have little chance and the other 4 all ran in the same race at Alnwick in December. Alone No More unseated at the 1st so we don't know how he would have got on. He's run twice
  4. No nothing stood out today so just relaxing and watching the National instead
  5. It was a great sit but he’s not fit enough yet in my view. Different jockey and I suspect he might have won.
  6. Given he has been tipped up elsewhere and the price isn't going to hold up I am going to add Golden Tobouggan to the bets. Golden Tobouggan 0.25pts e/w @ 40/1 with Bet365
  7. Usually I don't have to worry about Pricewise putting one of mine up, but he's put up Latenightpass which is annoying.
  8. The last time I wrote the preview for this contest I did it jetlagged after 3 hours sleep as I arrived back in the country from Australia the morning before the day of the race. I found the winner though and hopefully the fact this has been written on more sleep won't make a difference as to finding the winner. Here is my look at all 23 runners in the contest. Billaway - Finished 2nd in the last two Cheltenham Foxhunters and he was only denied by a short head this year. He had been hitting a flat spot in his races, but he didn't at Cheltenham and his jumping was much better on the whole a
  9. I don't know if I should laugh or cry! I get the race spot on and yet that non-runner has cost me a lot of money despite winning on the race. Obviously for those that didn't cash out for whatever reason have done very well because 4pts at 11/2 or 5/1 is a cracking profit. Chameron certainly remembered his Cheltenham experience and he barely put in a decent jump the whole way round. As I said in the preview I don't understand why they didn't run him in a point to help get his confidence back. To get as close to the winner as he did was some feat so the ability is still there if they can sort ou
  10. Of course the the outsider has come out leaving just the 4 of them. There is no way I want 4pts win on Wick Green so the recommendation now is to cash out and just have a point win on him at 7/2
  11. Essentially at first glance you would think this should be a fairly easy task for Chameron and it might well turn out like that. The big concern you have to have in the back of your mind though is his Cheltenham performance which was shocking. He jumped terribly and he was tailing himself off at an early stage. Now clearly connections must think he is fine to run him again so soon and will be expecting a better performance. There has to be a chance though that experience will have left a mark and when he gets back on a racecourse he will remember it. I'm a bit surprised they haven't run him in
  12. That is correct. In the end Barnet went off favs and the home side would have been a bet at the 17/10 they started the game at. Just crazy the Asian backers wanted to be with Barnet.
  13. In theory anyone odds against playing Barnet should be a bet but something’s stopping me wanting to get involved with Wealdstone. They should win though.
  14. I am going to try something different for this afternoon's action. Firstly nothing massively stands out from a betting point of view. One thing I am annoyed with myself about is that I haven't been blindly backing Boreham Wood to draw. They have now drawn 8 of their last 9 games and it brings memories back of Chesterfield when they were drawing a lot a couple of seasons ago and long term followers will remember it was a very profitable system. They drew against the league leaders on Saturday and they play 2nd place Hartlepool today and again a draw would not surprise. I therefore thought I wou
  15. I have gone back through things today and I have made a mistake with my figures and I worked out with what I was doing. Basically I changed the way I was recording it this season to try and make things easier and yet I have made it harder by making a mistake. I should have just stuck to pen and paper as I never made a mistake then! The 31 comes from the fact we have had 31 hunter chases although not all races have had bets. This is just based on UK hunter chases so I didn't include the Irish runner. As I have been posting them up in the morning I have included BOG where the SP has been bigger
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