Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 6th 2014 Contents Treve contrived to make a comeback nothing
short of remarkable for a second consecutive
Qatar Prix de l Arc de Triomphe in a moment at
Longchamp which will stand alongside those
through any era of France s most prestigious race.
Written off by virtually everyone bar trainer
Criquette Head-Maarek, having failed to strike in
an eventful three starts since last October s glorious
spectacle, she became only the seventh dual winner
in the event s 94-year history and the first since
Alleged in 1978.
Treve (11-1) now heads towards imminent retire-
ment with her legacy assured, and while it was a
mere two-length margin over Flintshire rather than
her five from 12 months earlier, to have seen her
oblige in much the same commanding manner
under Thierry Jarnet took the breath away from all
those in Paris.
The pressure heaped on the hugely likeable Head-
Maarek would have been considerable, as the daugh-
ter of Motivator lost her unbeaten record to Cirrus
Des Aigles in the spring, was treated for muscle
problems after her eclipse at Royal Ascot, and had
been beaten yet again on her next appearance in
the Prix Vermeille.
She was already a priceless commodity to owner
Sheikh Joaan s Al Shaqab Racing nascent breeding
empire, and the trainer had put her reputation on
the line even further by requesting Jarnet back
aboard instead of retained rider Frankie Dettori
prior to the Vermeille.
Headstrong again and in the first half-dozen as
Montviron led the St Leger hero Kingston Hill
(fourth) along, Treve suddenly found a gap opening
ahead as wide as one of the city s great avenues
a furlong and a half from home and she simply
blasted through it."
Frankie Dettori pro-
duced Olympic Glory
with a perfectly-timed
challenge to land the
Prix de la Foret at
The popular Italian
was seemingly keen to
bide his time aboard
the Richard Hannon-
trained 5-1 shot and he
was still last of all
rounding the home
A couple of Irish
challengers in Gordon Lord Byron and Ansgar were
in the mix heading inside the last of seven furlongs,
but neither had any answer as Olympic Glory pro-
duced a devastating burst, weaving his way through
to seal an ultimately emphatic victory.
Tom Hogan s stable star Gordon Lord Byron,
winner of the race in 2012, was typically tough in
finishing second, with one-time Classic hope
Noozhoh Canarias running his best race for a while
Hannon said: "That was one of the strangest
races I can remember seeing. I must admit I thought
the writing was on the wall a long way out.
"Frankie said before the race he would do what
he wanted and that he just needed a bit of luck.
But I was very worried a furlong and a half out,
I have to say.
"He has been a smashing horse from day one
and will now go to the Sheikh s (Joaan Al Thani)
Dettori said: "Olympic Glory is a great horse,
but unfortunately he has been competing in small
fields when what he wants is a hard-run race, with
more runners, like today."
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Aussie to rule in the fourteen-runner
nursry handicap over five furlongs of good
ground Windsor today and gain a long-
awaited, much-needed success.
Earlier this season Aussie Ruler opened
his career in good style and after three runs
was rated 80, the lowest mark needed to
qualify for sale to Hong Kong which, of
course, involves big money; trainer Ron
Harris was anticipating a major pay-day
but then committed the cardinal sin, he ran
this Aussie Rules two-year-old at Thirsk
hoping to gain winning brackets at expense
of moderate Northern rivals, it back-fired!
Aussie Ruler failed to fire on a dead sur-
face and since has been beaten twice more;
however he achieved his best time-handicap
mark to date at Ffos Las three weeks ago
when partnered for the first time by Robert
Winston. The Northern enforcer is booked
Everything has to go right where big fields
are involved and Robert will need to ride
for luck but Aussie Rules travels comfortably
and it ll be just a question of waiting for a
gap if his mount replicates that recent TH
Nerve-wracking? that s racing which helps
one to keep sane, philosophical and objec-
Earlier Persian Bolt is fancied to gain
reward for consistency and beat fourteen
rivlas in the Maiden Stakes over six furlongs,
mount of 5lbs apprentice, George Down-
This allowance could well make all the
difference because Persian Bolt comes out
similarly to Lady Brigid, absent for four
months, and Anna s Vision; George is
apprenticed to trainer Eve Johnson Houghton
Ranger filly when she was caught close
home at Leicester and Salisbury.
This will also be a white knuckle ride
for punters because those races were over
seven furlongs and instruction to George
will undoubtedly be, force the pace, again!
Isabella Bird is a TH penalty-kick in the
Maiden three-year-old Stakes over a mile
of good to firm Pontefract but Mick Chan-
non s charge hasn t been out for 163 days!
I ve got to risk her, Mick s yard seems to
be in good form and it s imperative this
well-bred filly wins, for stud purposes!
Certainly she ll be a trier and this will be
the day and possibly last chance saloon!
12.20 Persian Bolt
12.50 Aussie Ruler
1.10 Isabella Bird
Aussie to rule
Daredevil dominates in Champagne
BELMONT---Favoured Daredevil came
from off the pace to take command at the
top of the stretch and went on to post a
dominating 2 ½-length victory over
Upstart in the 143rd running of the Grade
1, US$500,000 Champagne on Saturday
at Belmont Park.
It was the second win in as many starts
for Daredevil, who with the victory earned
an all-fees paid berth in the Breeders Cup
Juvenile on November 1 at Santa Anita Park
as part of the "Win and You re In" Breeders
Ridden by Javier Castellano, the chestnut
son of More Than Ready bumped with The
Truth Or Else coming out of the gate, and
then settled in second, well off the rail, as
Holy Boss took the field of six juveniles
through an opening quarter-mile in 22.97
seconds, with the half going in 46.22.
Revving up on the turn, Daredevil stormed
through along the inside and hit the stretch
three lengths in front and maintained his
advantage to the wire without being asked.
"He s a special horse," said Castellano,
aboard the Let s Go Stable color-bearer for
the first time. "I worked him last weekend
and he was very impressive the way he did
it. He didn t do anything much today; he
just galloped along. The one thing I told
Todd just now is that he reminded me of
Bernardini when he won the Jim Dandy. He
just splashed along today; he liked the track.
He ll do whatever you ask him to."
Daredevil s winning time for the mile was
1:36.62 over the sloppy track as he gave
trainer Todd Pletcher his fourth Champagne
victory in the past five years and sixth overall.
"I thought it was very impressive," said
Pletcher, who also won the Champagne
with Havana (2013), Shanghai Bobby (2012),
Uncle Mo (2010), Scat Daddy (2006) and
Proud Accolade (2004). "He rated kindly
and did everything you would hope one
would do. He finished really well and I
couldn t be more pleased. His training for
us has been really impressive in the morn-
Daredevil s win came three weeks after
his front-running victory on September 13
over a similarly wet track at Belmont.
"We d never breezed him on an off track,
so I was a little concerned running him the
first time, but we felt pedigree-wise he
would handle it, and he obviously does,"
said Pletcher. "He trains like a good horse
on fast dirt, too."
Sent off at 8-5, Daredevil returned $5.40
for a $2 win bet and enhanced his bankroll
Upstart, who put in a sustained run to
gain second, was 12 ¾ lengths in front of
The Truth Or Else. El Kabeir checked in
fourth, with Holy Boss and I Spent It com-
pleting the order of finish.
26-8 --- 10.30 am
16-24 --- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 8
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05 PARSONMAN 13 7 5 25
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: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to October 4
29 (Opium Man) 1 pm
16 (Jamette) 10.30 am
15 (Sick Woman) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
34 (Blind Man)---10.30 am
30 (House Cat)---1 pm
2 (Old Lady)---6.30 pm
Javier Castellano...won on Daredevil.
doubles up in Arc
Dettori takes Glory
Frankie Dettori...keen to
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