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3-13 --- 10.30 am
18-13 --- 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 9 3 14
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to September 30
28 (Red Fish) 1 pm
25 (Morocoy) 10.30 am
6 (Belly) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
18 (Water Boat)
26 (Fowl)---10.30 am
36 (Donkey)---1 pm
31 (Parson Wife)---6.30 pm
Bravo Solo, mount of stable-jockey Martin
Harley, has any amount in hand of five rivals
in the nursery over six furlongs of Kempton
polytrack tonight, judged on his impressive
winning effort over course and distance
twenty-five days ago.
Marco Botti s charge made all to beat sub-
sequently unchallenged winner Strong Chem-
istry in a fast-run race and his time-handicap
mark illustrated that Bravo Solo improved 11lbs
Probability is Bravo Solo will find time again
and be far too good, providing he s ridden
similarly; positivity is key, negativity costly.
On this tack that ride given to Poolstock
when racing over six furlongs for the first time
at Hamilton, Monday, was a waste of time,
Why ride a two-year-old to get further by
deliberately holding up in rear? surely natural,
proven speed should be utilised and then if
stamina is an issue so be it but that was a
disappointing effort; don t write Poolstock
off, he s much better than that.
Ali Bin Nayef is expected to make it third
time lucky in the Maiden two-year-old Stakes
over the Newcastle straight mile; it will be
disappointing, not to mention costly if this
Charles Hills-trained colt doesn t!
Although fifth both times Ali Bin Nayef
shaped encouragingly; his TH marks put him
bang on the premises and there s considerably
more to come. What beats him will win!
That comment also applies to once-raced
Bleu Astral in division two of the Maiden two-
year-old Stakes over seven furlongs; runner-
up to Secret Brief over a similar distance at
Thirsk just over three weeks back this
Astronomer Royal colt is potentially the best
juvenile at Richard Fahey s massive Malton
9.45 Bravo Solo
10.00 Ali Bin Nayef
11.00 Bleu Astral (nap)
Creepy turned in a foot-perfect round
of jumping to make a most impressive
start to his career over fences at Chep-
Martin Keighley s six-year-old was a
Grade Two winner over hurdles at Chel-
tenham in the early stages of last season
but lost his way after the turn of the year.
Making his first appearance since disap-
pointing in the Neptune Novices Hurdle
at the Cheltenham Festival in March, Creepy
was a 6-4 favourite for the Chepstow Race-
course Saved My Life Novices Ltd Handicap
Chase and turned in and exemplary round
from the front in the hands of Richard John-
Main market rival Barton Stacey threat-
home straight but Keighley s charge soon
left him for dead and skipped over the final
fence to seal a 20-length triumph.
Keighley said: "That was fantastic. We
knew chasing was his game.
"It was a great round of jumping for a
novice, especially round here.
"It was great to see and I m very pleased.
"He needs bigger gaps between his runs
and that will be the key to him.
"We ll think about it (Cheltenham Show-
case meeting in October) but that might be
quick enough for him.
"Saying that, he probably hasn t done
Johnson told At The Races: "He didn t
even make a glimmer of a mistake.
"I schooled him at home a few weeks ago
and he was brilliant.
"Over hurdles he was a bit clumsy and
I think fences have really made a man of
him. Whether he s in long or short, he seems
to be able to do either. He obviously had
some really good form at the start of last
season, he s started this season off well and
hopefully he can carry on."
Connections of Sole Power anticipate a
"very serious run" in the Prix de l Abbaye
after Tiggy Wiggy and Muthmir were ruled
out of Sunday s Group One at Longchamp.
The Eddie Lynam-trained Sole Power has
already confirmed himself the king of the five-
furlong division with scintillating displays in
the King s Stand at Royal Ascot and the Nun-
thorpe at York during another glorious summer
Tiggy Wiggy emerged a serious rival after
another runaway victory in the Cheveley Park
Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday but trainer
Richard Hannon has now drawn stumps for
the campaign with the star filly.
Muthmir, William Haggas Portland Hand-
icap winner, was another possible cross-Chan-
nel raider for the Abbaye but he is now instead
set to head to Ascot for a Listed race a day
earlier. Tiggy Wiggy s defection paves the way
for Richard Hughes to again receive the leg-
up aboard Sole Power after the champion
jockey delivered the goods in the King s Stand
and the Nunthorpe this summer.
Bookmaker Paddy Power, son of Sole Power s
owner, Sabena, said: "I m delighted with the
defections of Tiggy Wiggy and Muthmir.
"Not only because they represented serious
threats to Sole Power but with the former
missing, Richard Hughes is definitely free to
ride, which eases one of the concerns before
a huge race.
"He and Sole Power are simply a match
made in heaven and I m expecting a very, very
Another horse who will not be making the
trip to Longchamp is Henry Candy s star
sprinter Music Master.
Winner of the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury
and last seen finishing third in the Sprint Cup
at Haydock, the four-year-old s racing shoes
have been hung up for the season.
Candy said: "He s not going to run on Sun-
day and he s finished for the year.
"He s had a good season and he s going on
his holidays now."
Frankie Dettori is to continue his association
with Mirza following their victory over course
and distance on Arc trials day.
Trainer Rae Guest is delighted to have
acquired the services of the experienced Italian
rider, who steered the seven-year-old to a
smooth success in the Qatar Prix du Petit
"He s spot-on for Sunday," said Guest.
"Frankie rides him. We just need a good
Having been available at 5/1 only days ago,
Sole Power is now Sky Bet s 9/4 favourite for
the Abbaye, ahead of Stepper Point at 7/1.
Go Solo at Kempton
Sole Power favourite in L'Abbaye
for the Abbaye
Owner John Deer confirmed Al Kazeem
an intended runner in Sunday s Prix de
l Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.
Roger Charlton s six-year-old also holds
an entry in Saturday s BMW Cumberland
Lodge Stakes at Ascot but he will instead
bid for Arc glory for a second time, with
regular rider James Doyle set to be on board
The three-times Group One winner was
brought back into training with Charlton
earlier this year following an unsuccessful
stint at stud.
Following a pleasing comeback at New-
bury and a return to winning ways in the
Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor, Al Kazeem
came up short when fifth in the Irish Cham-
pion Stakes at Leopardstown but Deer is
keen to see how he fares back over a mile
and a half.
He said: "I m pretty sure he s going to go
"He seems to be in good form and is
going nicely on the gallops and we re keen
to give it a go."
Al Kazeem was a creditable sixth in last
year s Arc but looks sure to encounter less
demanding conditions upon his return to
Although there is little rain forecast, course
officials have no plan to water, according
to the International Racing Bureau.
on chasing bow
Al Kazeem given
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