Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 15th 2014 Contents A62
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, September 15, 2014
6-33 --- 10.30 am
14-22--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 7
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 6
05 PARSONMAN 12 6 5 23
15 SICK WOMAN 3
18 WATER BOAT 5
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 7 6 3 16
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 2 8 3 13
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to September 13
23 (House) 1 pm
5 (Parson Man) 10.30 am
26 (Fowl) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
9 (Cattle)---10.30 am
7 (Hog)---1 pm
12 (King)---6.30 pm
Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni teamed up to
clinch their second Group One prize of the week-
end as Cursory Glance claimed the Moyglare
Stud Stakes at the Curragh.
Fresh from tasting Classic glory for the first
time with Saturday s Ladbrokes St Leger hero
Kingston Hill, Varian unleashed Cursory Glance,
the winner of the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot
before finishing second in York s Lowther Stakes,
at the highest level.
The 11/8 favourite tracked the leaders on her
first appearance over seven furlongs before being
nudged towards the front passing the final furlong
Lucida finished powerfully to make a race of it,
but Cursory Glance held on by a neck.
Varian said: "Andrea felt she was running a bit
lazy, and when he gave her a squeeze she took off.
Perhaps she ended up in front a bit too long but
it was a funny race. She has tremendous natural
speed, is very talented and gets this trip well."
Champions Day at Ascot is the likely next port
of call for Australia following his shock defeat
at Leopardstown on Saturday.
Aidan O Brien s dual Derby hero and emphatic
Juddmonte International winner was long odds-
on to add another Group One prize to his collection
in the Irish Champion Stakes, but York form was
reversed as International runner-up The Grey
Gatsby gained his revenge.
Australia could now head to Ascot, with both
the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over a mile and the
mile and a quarter Champion Stakes under con-
sideration on October 18.
O Brien said: "Everything that could go wrong
went wrong. He was handy and the pace was on
and then the pace came back to him and he had
to go to the outside of James Doyle s horse (Al
Kazeem) and then he couldn t get back behind
him. He ended up having to go early.
"The boys will decide where he goes next. Obvi-
ously there is Champions day, and they will decide
whether it is the mile and a quarter race or the
mile. He travels very strongly through his races
and he did the same again yesterday, so I doubt
he will go for the Arc."
Last year s Prix de l Arc de Triomphe heroine
Treve looked a shadow of her former self when
only fourth in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp.
Connections had expressed concern going into
the contest that the good to firm ground would
not be in her favour, but elected to allow her to
try and get her career back on track after two
defeats previously this season.
However, although she did make laboured
progress down the outside of the field under Thierry
Jarnet in the home straight, she never really looked
like reeling in the principals.
Instead it was the Andre Fabre-trained Baltic
Baroness, a 22/1 chance with British bookmakers
after a pair of recent Listed-race successes, who
got the verdict under Maxime Guyon from the
John Gosden-trained Pomology.
Pomology led turning for home under William
Buick with stablemate Sultanina on her outside,
but despite Buick s strongest urgings, the winner
was able to slip up the inside rail to deny her in
La Cuesta faces what really should be
a simple task in the Maiden 2-y-o Fillies
Stakes over five furlongs of Wolverhamp-
ton Tapeta this afternoon when an eight-
race programme offers tremendous value
One veteran trainer has told me several
times he wouldn t go across the road to
watch all-weather racing but given the
inconsistent ground reports and general
complexities of of turf-flat nowadays there
is nothing to compare, for punters, with
AWR and set-weight events.
Doncaster was the pits last week!
My modus operandi during 35-40 years
on the racecourse was to take race-times
and watch thoroughbreds go to post; elec-
trical timing has made the old stopwatch
redundant and during the St Leger meeting
all horses (in races up to a mile) went down
to the start by cantering on an all-weather
chute for several furlongs thus precluding
the possibility of watching their actions.
Given the cost of admission racegoers are
denied vital information, why therefore
would they make such an effort?
When betting was a serious part of my
racing life I d never invest unless totally sat-
isfied that my fancy would be certain to act
effectively on any given surface; today I ll
be able to watch La Cuesta canter to post
and make a judgement by watching Atther-
aces racing channel!
This will be a first time on an artificial
surface for Jamie Osborne s charge, fourth
in a strongly-run York maiden eight days
ago when fitness just told in the closing
stages; a replication of that TH mark will
suffice and this consistent thrice-raced
Showcasing filly is napped (again!) to gain
much-needed winning brackets.
Rest of the card looks too difficult but
running in tandem will be turf fixtures on
good to firm at Musselburgh/Brighton
where consistent, hitherto luckless Pivot
Point is strongly-fancied to make it sixth
time lucky under Richard Hughes in the
Maiden 2-y-o Auction Stakes over seven
furlongs. If he doesn t win this time...!
Brown Panther took the Irish St Leger
under a brilliant ride from Richard
Kingscote, who stole the race from the
In victory, the durable six-year-old,
famously owned by former England foot-
ball star Michael Owen, was claiming a
deserved first success at the very highest
It was a landmark victory for Kingscote
and for trainer Tom Dascombe and the
Cheshire Manor House operation owned
The 14/1 chance tracked pacesetting Eye
Of The Storm and burst past him with
three furlongs to run, quickly putting
lengths between himself and the main
body of the field.
Although 9/10 favourite Leading Light
edged to the front of the chasers for a
worthy second place, he never really looked
like closing in on the winner who still had
six and a half lengths in hand at the line.
Kingscote admitted the victory seemed
"a bit surreal".
"I didn t look back and just kept push-
ing, but I couldn t hear them coming," he
said. "He really deserved this and more
than anything I am pleased for the horse."
Dascombe said he was surprised at how
relaxed he felt at such an important
moment in his training career.
"He was beaten a head and a short-
head in this race a couple of years ago and
I screamed and screamed and yet here I
hardly made a noise - it just always seemed
to be going to plan," he smiled.
"The first thing to say is that Richard
gave him a brilliant ride. It s just worked
"We have been having a real lean time.
We didn t manage to have a winner last
week and I was close to pulling him out,
but there aren t too many Irish St Legers
so you have to run. The horse never lets
"He won t go to Australia (for the Mel-
bourne Cup). He ll go for the Champions
race at Ascot (Long Distance Cup) if he s
all right in the morning.
"We are thinking about giving him a
few races in Dubai. He ll probably run for
one more season.
"It s my first Group One winner and
couldn t have come at a better time."
Pivot to make point
10.20 Pivot Point
11.00 La Cuesta
Brown Panther takes Irish St Leger
Richard Kingscote keeps pushing as Brown Panther comes home clear in the Irish St Leger.
does it for Varian
line for Ascot
fourth in France
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