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It is getting close but the lack of excitement and interest is stark. No one seems to give the Flying Stakes or any lead up races any attention. Are we All Starred out?

So who is your pick? 

I am going for Chase Auckland from the unruly over 3200m. Tim Williams to shut down all the doubters. It will be his greatest moment and will provide something different from the usual interview with Mark or Natalie after the race. I expect John Dunn to go nuts on Classie Brigade and get the drunken youngsters in the crowd excited before they coma themselves later in the hot sun.

9 for Chase but the place divvy will be even better value.

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1 hour ago, Happy Sunrise said:

It is getting close but the lack of excitement and interest is stark. No one seems to give the Flying Stakes or any lead up races any attention. Are we All Starred out?

So who is your pick? 

I am going for Chase Auckland from the unruly over 3200m. Tim Williams to shut down all the doubters. It will be his greatest moment and will provide something different from the usual interview with Mark or Natalie after the race. I expect John Dunn to go nuts on Classie Brigade and get the drunken youngsters in the crowd excited before they coma themselves later in the hot sun.

9 for Chase but the place divvy will be even better value.

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I've always liked San carlo, it won't die wondering

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Capacity field I see. Pphhhttt. Interesting to see if Ashley stays the trip, always thought he would grind his way to the top over time. Might not have the brilliance but will have some of my money come Cup day.

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On 4/11/2019 at 10:00 AM, globederby12 said:

Capacity field I see. Pphhhttt. Interesting to see if Ashley stays the trip, always thought he would grind his way to the top over time. Might not have the brilliance but will have some of my money come Cup day.

Looks like they cant get Ashley right in time. Pity.

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33 minutes ago, globederby12 said:

Looks like they cant get Ashley right in time. Pity.

Off to Interdoms instead and also hearing A Bettor Act is likely to miss Cup as well.

 

Greg

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I know it is irrelevant but what time will they run? I'm going to guess around 3.55.5, as I believe the aussie will put pressure into it. 

 

The dominion I reckon will be around 3.58.9 and it will be either stallion 

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5 hours ago, Happy Sunrise said:

Nominations.

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Thanks for posting this Happy. 

What are people's first thoughts on seeing this list? 

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7 minutes ago, Rusty said:

Thanks for posting this Happy. 

What are people's first thoughts on seeing this list? 

I can see team driving coming from the Kerr, Dunn and Purdon stables in the race 😀

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2 hours ago, Roman said:

I know it is irrelevant but what time will they run? I'm going to guess around 3.55.5, as I believe the aussie will put pressure into it. 

Depend on who draws where, especially the stablemates.

Oh, and the weather and Mr Lamb at the start as both are highly unpredictable.😀

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45 minutes ago, Happy Sunrise said:

I can see team driving coming from the Kerr, Dunn and Purdon stables in the race 😀

Every chance of that mate. 

I just can't seem to get too excited about this years cup field for some reason, and that's despite a family member being in the Chase Auckland syndicate.

Good luck to all runners. By God they will need it with starter Lamb still having a job there. 

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5 hours ago, JJ Flash said:

Off to Interdoms instead and also hearing A Bettor Act is likely to miss Cup as well.

 

Greg

Will you have an update on The Box Seat tomorrow night, Greg?

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57 minutes ago, Rusty said:

Thanks for posting this Happy. 

What are people's first thoughts on seeing this list? 

That without San Carlo this would have devolved in to the poorest, most boring Cup in recent memory.

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47 minutes ago, Happy Sunrise said:

Depend on who draws where, especially the stablemates.

Oh, and the weather and Mr Lamb at the start as both are highly unpredictable.😀

Nah the weather during the running of the Cup will be fine. The only thing surer than that is Lamb buggering up the start.

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1 minute ago, Spatchcock said:

That without San Carlo this would have devolved in to the poorest, most boring Cup in recent memory.

It has that possibility written all over it, unless something really spectacular occured. 

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I keep coming back to my point that I go on about all the time.... 

If this race was worth $200k less, the same horses would be there. 

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12 minutes ago, Rusty said:

It has that possibility written all over it, unless something really spectacular occured. 

Raphoe is a late acceptor?

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I think the field is actually quite strong. Over half a dozen horses 100+ in the ratings. And apart from Samskara and maybe A Bettor Act they are not out of their depth like other years. 

There is just no UMC to bring spice to the Blue domination.

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1 hour ago, Happy Sunrise said:

There is just no UMC to bring spice to the Blue domination.

Please do not remind me. 

I was going to collect the equivalent of a small country's GDP next Tuesday, having invested some coin on him after his third race day start, to win the Cup (after ringing up Ladbrokes and getting him added to the market).

The pain of it all. Time does not heal. 

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10 hours ago, Spatchcock said:

Will you have an update on The Box Seat tomorrow night, Greg?

My left cock has got more chance of getting on the box seat then  Paul h ..aka "Greg" JJ

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2 hours ago, Flagship uberalles said:

My left cock has got more chance of getting on the box seat then  Paul h ..aka "Greg" JJ

 

2 hours ago, Flagship uberalles said:

My left cock has got more chance of getting on the box seat then  Paul h ..aka "Greg" JJ

yes... I was just running with the ongoing joke... #calmdown

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