Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 17th 2014 Contents A62
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, September 17, 2014
27-36 --- 10.30 am
4-17 --- 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: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to September 16
3 (Carriage) 1 pm
10 (Monkey) 10.30 am
12 (King) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
18 (Water Boat)
35 (Big Snake)
8 (Tiger)---10.30 am
23 (House)---1 pm
16 (Jamette)---6.30 pm
Zuzinia to finally gain that elusive, long-
awaited first success in the 15-runner Maiden
two-year-old Stakes over five furlongs of
good to firm Beverley this afternoon? Yes,
according to my time-handicap this repre-
sents a chance second to none in nine pre-
Consistency and experience are key to suc-
cessful punting and Zuzinia certainly ticks
both boxes; there are two bonuses for this
top-rated Mick Channon-trained Mujadil filly,
drawn one and mount of Joe Fanning who got
a real tune out of Zuzinia when partnering
her for the first time at Ripon last month,
beaten a neck!
Eventually punters tire of following certain
thoroughbreds, I ll bet plenty have followed
Zuzinia (over a cliff!) but patience is the
supreme virtue and in the absence of a serious
rival I m expecting a comfortable success;
name one to beat her!
You will be hard-pressed to find one and
that s the case with twice-raced Bartel in the
Maiden two-year-old Fillies Stakes over seven
furlongs of a similar surface at Yarmouth
where the sea-siders will be able to sample
a cracking seven-race programme.
Of all the meetings in our racing calendar
this was my favourite; in the 1970 s one went
to every fixture for seven consecutive years
as a racing reporter, punter and owner. Def-
initely a wonderful period when Henry Cecil,
Michael Stoute, Michael Jarvis etc took their
big guns to the seaside town knowing it was
just down the road from Newmarket and that
ground conditions would be superb.
Unfortunately those days have gone, too
much watering has ruined the track and after
Thursday the whole straight will be dug up
and re-sown; sad, eh?
Twice-raced Bartel also ticks enough boxes
for a serious punt and with jockey-of-the-
moment, ex-champion apprentice Frederick
Tylicki, steering this progressive Ed Walker-
trained Aussie Rules colt expect last time out
losses to be recouped.
Two good, solid bets and with so many
juvenile races due to be staged one is looking
forward to the next month or so with relish.
Don t forget, keep clicking on to www.dai-
lyearner.co.uk for updates during the golden
Kevin Ryan has warned again that The
Grey Gatsby will miss Ascot s QIPCO Cham-
pion Stakes and a possible re-match with
Australia if going conditions are soft.
The trainer of Saturday s Irish Champion
Stakes hero reported his progressive colt to
have returned to Yorkshire in great condition
despite Saturday s exciting contest.
But although organisers of Ascot s Cham-
pions Day programme would love nothing
more than a decider between the two Derby
winners, with the score being one-one this
season, Ryan will wait until next season if he
deems the ground to be unsuitable.
"We d love to run him at Ascot, but if the
going was soft he wouldn t run. We d put him
away and prepare him for Dubai," the trainer
told Racing UK.
"He s kept improving all year. When he was
second in the Juddmonte it was actually a
better performance than when he won at
France. He s got a great consitution. He eats,
he sleeps, he s a fantastic horse to train and
we re so lucky to have him."
Ryan said he felt the horse had benefited
both from the decent test of stamina he was
handed in Saturday s contest and from a canny
ride from jockey Ryan Moore, although he
also defended the runner-up s rider Ryan
"I thought Joseph got a lot of unfair crit-
icism. He did go wide around the bend but
Ryan had to swing a bit wide himself," said
"At the end of the day we got the result we
wanted. It s a horse race. Australia got beaten
but he s still a great racehorse.
"It s all down to the ground. We knew on
the Monday that the forecast was for no rain
and that it would probably be good to firm
"I thought it played to his strengths because
you have to stay a mile and a quarter well at
"I think we d have to step him up to a mile
and a half next season. I think this time next
year we ll be looking at the Arc."
Ryan added that The Grey Gatsby had
returned home "very fresh and well", despite
"He only lost six kilos all weekend which
is quite incredible when you think about it,
the race obviously took very little out of him,"
"He s Ryan s (Moore) ride if he wants him
but Richard Hughes and Jamie Spencer have
also ridden him so it will be one of those three
and they aren t bad to pick from."
David O Meara remains undecided over
whether to let last weekend s Curragh
winner Watchable make a quick reap-
pearance in Saturday s William Hill Ayr
The four-year-old won the "Bold Lad"
Sprint Handicap by a head on what was
just his seventh career start, with the victory
propelling him to the head of the market
for the Scottish feature.
However, O Meara has yet to commit to
the handicap showpiece with the fact
Watchable is still relatively inexperienced
uppermost in his mind.
"I haven t decided whether Watchable
runs yet," he said.
"He s come back from Ireland fine, and
he seems well in himself.
"He s only really had this season as a
racehorse though and he s already done
quite a bit. He s going to be a very good
horse. We ll decide nearer the time."
Watchable remains 10/1 favourite with
Sky Bet for Ayr Gold Cup, but the money
has been for three-year-old Telmeyd, an
unlucky loser on his last start when left in
the stalls under Steffi Hofer in the Shergar
Available at 33/1 after Monday s decla-
ration stage, he was cut again from 20/1
to 16/1 by Sky Bet yesterday.
Meanwhile, Captain Ramius, winner of
the race in 2012, will be retired regardless
of whether he runs in this year s renewal
Kevin Ryan s classy eight-year-old needs
rain in order to turn up this weekend, but
with none forecast the likelihood is he has
now run his last race.
He is one of a handful of possibles for
Ryan, who has won the race three times
"Hamza will definitely run and Pat
Smullen rides," said Ryan.
"Blaine will run and Amy (Ryan) will
keep the ride on him---he s on the up.
"York Glory is a possible. He ran poorly
at Doncaster last week when I thought I
had him back to something like his best
but nothing has come to light.
"Declan McDonogh will ride him if Cap-
tain Ramius doesn t run, which is doubtful
now because of the ground and that s a
shame as it was going to be his swansong.
"He s been a very good horse and if
there s a downpour he could still run, but
the main thing is that he retires sound."
Deutsches Derby winner Sea The Moon,
ruled out of the Prix de l Arc de Triomphe
only days ago, has been retired.
Sea The Moon could not possibly have
been more impressive in the Deutsches
Niko Lafrentz of owners Gestut Gorlsdorf
told the German website GaloppOnline
that the colt will not run again and will be
retired to an as-yet undecided stud.
The son of Sea The Stars won four of
his five career outings for trainer Markus
Klug, with his only defeat coming in the
Grosser Preis Von Baden earlier this month.
It later transpired Sea The Moon had
suffered a recurrence of the injury he picked
up when winning the German Classic by
11 lengths back in July. Connections had
hoped the injury would prove sufficiently
easy to treat that he would be able to race
on next year, but this has not proved to be
Zuzinia to score at last
Gatsby in good condition for Australia
Sea The Moon retired
The Grey Gatsby
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