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Message 1 - posted by Diamond (U1650684) , Mar 17, 2006

What has it been for you??


Me? Well my old favorite Fondmort romping home, I lost a fair bit last year when Thisthatandtother beat him but I yesterday I won a good amount back, even if I had lost I would still love the old horse....he never gives up and its horse like this you want on your side not ones like Redemption :)

Seeing FItzy giving him a big smacker afterwards brought a little tear to my eyes.
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Message 2 - posted by Jairducochet (U3229027) , Mar 17, 2006

Fondmort, reduced me to tears, i also liked Noland, star of the future.

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Message 3 - posted by The Comeback Kid (U3282803) , Mar 17, 2006

Greenhope for me. Its probably my pocket talking but Andrew Tinkler gave this an absolutely stunning ride.

Top Class...

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Message 4 - posted by merrynashman (U2087509) , Mar 17, 2006

Yeh that was great, magnificent performance today by WOA and a fine ride by O'Dwyer, not forgetting Rubys ride on Dun Doire. and last but not least Nina Carberrys recovery on Harbour Pilot, give the girl more rides shes won me some money this season
What has it been for you??


Me? Well my old favorite Fondmort romping home, I lost a fair bit last year when Thisthatandtother beat him but I yesterday I won a good amount back, even if I had lost I would still love the old horse....he never gives up and its horse like this you want on your side not ones like Redemption :)

Seeing FItzy giving him a big smacker afterwards brought a little tear to my eyes.

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Message 5 - posted by gromero (U2137766) , Mar 17, 2006

brave inca winning the CH, the best race i have seen live ever
went exactly as the form book said.

i had a perfect view of them powering up the hill with hardy and inca going at it hammer and tongs, and brave inca did just as i thought and dug deep and pulled away, and when i saw macs joy closing up on him the roar and excitement was immense.
that was the best race of the week for me.

close second was backing the winner of the cheltenham gold cup, WOA run like a superstar!

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Message 6 - posted by pawnbroker (U3035473) , Mar 17, 2006

WAR OF ATTRITION.....and next year as well I hope

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Message 7 - posted by lil18526 (U2376132) , Mar 17, 2006

dun doire and Noland amazing rides, and also My Way de Solzen and Por voy ustedes great races and Jocs

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Message 8 - posted by JammyJoe10 (U3466800) , Mar 17, 2006

Nolands and Dun Doires wing-sprouting antics kind of took my breath away. Seeing Brave Inca do with Champion Hurdle was great even though I was on Hardy Eustace. But overall highlight, my only winner of the week, Detroit City today, said it a few times now but what a star!<biggrin>

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Message 9 - posted by seren (U1644870) , Mar 17, 2006

Black jack Ketchum was a foot perfect sight to behold, what a star, in a week of sometimes harrowing watching he was a ray of sunshine and all thats best about NH racing.

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Message 10 - posted by goballistic (U3240652) , Mar 17, 2006

Fondmort and brave inca saved me from ruin.Great races. Also spotthedifference running so well. BRING ON THE NATIONAL cant wait

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Message 11 - posted by jennyalbania (U1650631) , Mar 17, 2006

For me, the highlights were (a) Brave Inca battling all the way (b) Fondmort winning (SO pleased), (c) Nina Carberry's amazing recovery on Harbour Pilot, (d) Paddy Brennan having his first Cheltenham winner, (e) Mouse Morris's delight at War of Attrition's win - what a horse! (f) seeing Dessie still prancing around at age 27 (g) Dun Doire, Voy Por Ustedes, My Way de Solzen (h) Alan King's successes (i) Martin Pipe's failures.

Personally on the betting front, getting the Tricast Fondmort/Lacdoudal/Impek (otherwise pretty poor, but the tricast meant that I came out ahead even though the rest of my bets were grim).

Lowlights: the number of deaths and injuries, Iris's Gift being pulled up (even though he apparently lost two shoes - sack the farrier! - but this could be a highlight too because it meant that the nasty Robert Lester got a faceful of....and Iris's Gift wasn't required to put himself at risk too much), the poor showing by Beef or Salmon, Baracouda not coming up to scratch (always sad to see a great horse beaten, Moscow Flyer ditto), the dismal performance of Mullin's much-touted bumper horses, the potentially bad injuries to jockeys, the state of the ground.

All in all, I think we have seen one of the most interesting Festivals of recent years, because of the number of younger/less considered horses showing they can do the business. Particularly in the novice division, we have almost an "embarras de richesse".

Like others, I'll be back next year though.

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Message 12 - posted by merrynashman (U2087509) , Mar 17, 2006

Jenny great post have to agree with you on all accounts, hope Douman/McManus follow Moscows owners and retires Barracouda

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Message 13 - posted by lochsong (U3343388) , Mar 17, 2006

ahh, going back to my first query onthis board..........do you jumpers disappear after the festival....sorry, I mean the GN?

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Message 14 - posted by merrymozzer (U2315698) , Mar 17, 2006

Great post Jenny, I`ll just pick out Fondmort <smiley>

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Message 15 - posted by Tommythetipster (U2251387) , Mar 17, 2006

I thought Detroit City coming up that hill was memories of Rooster Booster.

Fondmort was a popular win, loved by many and he loves Cheltenham and deserved a big prize.

APs ride on Brave Inca

War of Attrition winning the Gold Cup:)

Fondmort was my favourite i think.

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Message 16 - posted by irishbraq (U3404174) , Mar 17, 2006

brave inca plus an irish winner of the gold cup on st patricks day.....sorry irish 1-2-3

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Message 17 - posted by Tommythetipster (U2251387) , Mar 17, 2006

War Of Attrition, Fondmort and Detroit City and Buena Vista each way, they all got me out of jail big time:) They were my highlights:)

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Message 18 - posted by Tommythetipster (U2251387) , Mar 17, 2006

especially as i had been on a losing run of 20 bets, so those three coming in especially War of Attrition, getting the winner of the Gold Cup is the nicest feeling ever, and especially when he was cruising after 3 out and others were hard at work, i was screaming it home:) GET IN THERE CONOR:)

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Message 19 - posted by jennyalbania (U1650631) , Mar 17, 2006

ahh, going back to my first query onthis board..........do you jumpers disappear after the festival....sorry, I mean the GN?

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No, I used to, but am taking a bit more interest in the Flat now - though personally it can never replace the jumps.

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Message 20 - posted by costafox (U2271544) , Mar 17, 2006

I have to agree with you Seren, it was watching absolute perfection with Black Jack Ketchum.
It was also great to see Detroit City winning so well and he so reminded me of Rooster Booster.
It was very touching to see Fitz give that kiss on the neck to Fondmort.
Lots of happy memories to take away from Cheltenham - a very bitter sweet festival this year
Black jack Ketchum was a foot perfect sight to behold, what a star, in a week of sometimes harrowing watching he was a ray of sunshine and all thats best about NH racing.

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