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Buveur D’Air

6th April 2017 – April – He did this with the minimum of fuss from, it has to be said, a sub-standard field for a grade one hurdle race. He clearly stayed this trip very well and it would be easy to imagine another comfortable success for him in the 2018 renewal of this contest. I heard Barry Geraghty say that he would leave decisions between his two hurdle winners today for next season. On the clock, at least, that would be a close call as the two horses matched strides for most of the two miles that the juvenile ran over. Buveur D’Air ‘went on’ early in the home straight but that was clearly to do with the way each race was run. Defi Du Seuil had almost ‘caught him up’ by the line.

My Tent Or Yours

6th April 2017 – April – He was given the perfect ride to pick up the pieces late on. He is still flattered by finishing in second spot and this does not translate to him being the second best horse in the race; moreover, it in no way proves his stamina for this intermediate trip.

The New One

6th April 2017 – April – It was fairly obvious that he threw away second spot by continually jumping out to the right at his hurdles; the fact that he took it to the classy favourite also played a significant role in him losing second place from the last hurdle.

Old Guard

6th April 2017 – April – He simply finished ahead of two horses that did not see out the trip on the day.


6th April 2017 – April – I doubt we will be seeing him over this sort of distance again in the near future.

Identity Thief

6th April 2017 – April – This rather dismal effort was fairly representative of his lot in the second half of this season. He is probably a lot better than he has looked recently but may still be shorter than he should be early next season due to his earlier reputation.


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