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    I have posted the dialogue from this preview as it had what I would call some old school panelists.

    Words by Peter Kingston of Bar One Racing

    A good crowd gathered to pick up a few pointers for Cheltenham next week, remember Oliver Brady and support the continued good work of Rita Shah and her Shabra Charity.
    There was a nine strong panel;
    Des Scahill DS,
    Tony Martin TM,
    Dermot Weld DK,
    Sandy Shaw SS,
    Frank Berry FB,
    Barry Geraghty BG,
    Shark O’Hanlon Shark,
    Robbie Power RM
    and myself, Peter Kingston representing Bar One Racing who supported the night.

    Below is what I could take from it, it’s not comprehensive as I was on the panel, so forgive me.


    BG Chantry House schooled well this morning. Happy with him. Hope he steps up.

    RP Fiddlerontheroof, soft ground is key for him

    SS Fiddlerontheroof comes out top


    SS Notebook 158, Fakir 156, Cash Back 156, Maire Banrigh a bit of value 148 but +7 for mares allowance

    BG Likes Brewin’upastorm

    Shark Rachael Blackmore has a glint in her eye when talking about Notebook, absolutely loves him. Wins.

    Champion Hurdle

    RP Supasundae As good a form as we could have him in. Improved a lot from Leopardstown. Cilaos on testing ground could be a danger.

    Shark If you could get a bet Nicky Henderson to win the race, that’s the one to have

    BG Epatante has grown up this year, much more relaxed, schooled well this morning.

    SS Felt Honeysuckle ran 10lb below her form in the Irish Champion. Wide open, that said Epatante clear top on figures, quick hurdler. Sharjah bit forgotten, rated to be there on sound surface.

    DK Only worry for Epatante is a filly in the spring time

    Mares Hurdle

    TM Benie

    DK Benie

    SS Benie 162, Honey 158, underestimated Benie’s win in France at the time. v strong

    BG Honey may prefer right handed


    Tony Martin Likes the Big Getaway

    DK Weld Envoi Allen the one they have to beat, only issue may be temperament (?)

    SS 154 Envoi Allen, impressed by Sporting John though

    RP The Big Breakaway, really looking forward to him, hasn’t come off the bridle yet a worry perhaps, not been fully tested

    BG Great race, happy with Sporting John, fav looks hard to beat

    RSA Chase

    RP Lay Champ, Barry will have to be at his brilliant best to get him jumping and into a rhythm

    BG Champ schooled nicely this morning, plenty of rhythm (laughing)

    FB Nicky is very happy with Champ

    SS Faugheen 156, Copperhead looks the one

    TM Often won by an outsider. Tornado Flyer could run well at big price for WPM

    Champion Chase

    SS Race of the meeting. 175 Altior, lot of time for him, thinks style of racing only reason not 180+! 172 Chacun, 170 Defi

    FB Philip Hobbs v happy with Defi. But not a race to have a bet in.

    BG Expecting a vintage renewal, classic 3 way finish like Viking Flagship era. Hoping come out on top.

    Shark Altior wins

    RP Loved Chacun from Punchestown

    Ryanair Chase

    RP Likes Min

    Shark Met lads in Willies down the garage this morning, their double for Chelt is Min and Appreciate It

    SS Min more an Aintree horse. But A Plus Tard possibly a few pounds short of top class.

    BG Likes Min

    DK Aso ew

    TM Riders on the Storm

    Stayers Hurdle

    FB City Island, saw him on Curragh other morning, looks great, may be ew alternative

    SS Paisley Park a stone clear, City Island viable ew. Benie and Paisley would be rated same with sex allowance and he thinks the mare would win if they met

    BG William Henry could outrun his odds

    Triumph Hurdle

    DK Won the race with a 28/1 shot, can throw up a surprise, that said he likes Solo

    SS Irish don’t appear to be at the races; 157 Solo, 145 Aspire Tower. Likes Goshen, so impressed with nature of flat wins.

    FB All JP’s probably run in the Fred Winter

    BG Front runners probably set it up for Solo

    Shark Fancies Solo, made dirt of them in Kempton

    DS Solo an entire

    Shark Like yourself he shouts at Des!

    RP Impressed with Allmankind at Chepstow, thought he’d come back to them. And impressed with Sir Psycho in Haydock, jumps well.

    Albert Bartlett

    RP Monkfish best of Irish, Run Wild Fred franked his form. Ride Harry Senior, step up to 3m will suit, good ew chance.

    Shark Monkfish

    BG Thyme Hill v good horse, horse with a future, one to beat

    FB Speaks to Philip Hobbs quite often, thinks the world of him (Thyme)

    SS Ramses de Teilee 151 comes out top. He can’t fancy him though, something progressive should come past him. Like for it to be Latest Exhibition for Paul Nolan

    DK At 9/2 Thyme Hill v fair ew

    TM Thyme Hill a very worthy fav

    Gold Cup

    TM Delta Work

    DK Delta Work

    SS Al Boum Photo and Kemboy 175 (Kemboy down from 177), more of an Aintree horse. 171 Santini would be 1st horse to in a Gold Cup without winning a Grade 1 prior. So difficult to win a 2nd Gold Cup re Al Boum. Presenting Percy an ew chance.

    BG Santini schooled this morning with cheek-pieces, they’ll be a big help to him

    Shark Presenting Percy

    RP Would question Irish form this year, proximity of Jett in Leopardstown. Wouldn’t swap Lostintranslation. Forgive one bad run. Big ew chance.


    TM At the Acorn, hope to get into Cheltenham, failing that a handicap chase in Navan or the Midlands National. Likes him. Cle en Main another Midlands National possible

    DK If Dalton Highway would get into the Coral he’d be hopeful of a big run, ew at 25s nrnb

    Shark Gives his Rewritetherules a chance in Foxhunters

    Charity Bets from Bar One Racing

    Des Scahill Allaho Marsh Chase 7/2 Thurs
    Tony Martin Sire de Berlais 7/1 Pertemps Wed
    Dermot Weld Double: Epatante 7/2 C Hurdle & Solo 3/1 Triumph Tues and Fri
    Sandy Shaw Aramon 16/1 County Hurdle Friday
    Frank Berry Front View Martin Pipe 6/1 Friday
    Barry Geraghty Champ 3/1 RSA Wednesday
    For the late Oliver Brady William Henry Stayers Hurdle 25ew 33/1 Thursday
    Shark Hanlon Double: Solo 3/1 Triumph & Altior 2/1 Champion Chase Fri & Wed
    Robbie Power Supasundae 12/1 Champion Hurdle Tuesday
    Peter Kingston Ben Dundee 10/1 Brown Advisory Thursday

    Next Best from the Panel

    Des Scahill Burning Victory 16/1 Triumph Friday
    Tony Martin Couer Sublime 16/1 Champion Hurdle
    DK Weld Fakir Doudairies 9/2 Arkle Chase

    Sandy Shaw Alfa Mix 14/1 Coral Cup (or wherever he runs)
    Frank Berry Phoenix Way 6/1 Pertemps
    Barry Geraghty William Henry 33/1 Stayers Hurdle
    Shark O’Hanlon Rewrite the Rules 33/1 Foxhunters
    Robbie Power Chosen Mate Brown Advisory 12/1 (or wherever he runs)
    Peter Kingston Edwardstone 16/1 Supreme

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