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Krazy Paving and Isobella Bird could
well supply ex-International soccer star,
turned racehorse trainer, Mick Channon,
with a double at soft ground Windsor
today when jumping card at Sedgefield
will run in tandem; plenty of punting
opportunities with emphasis on set-
weight races, my speciality!
Attempting to analyse handicaps suc-
cessfully is now completely pointless given
the change of ground conditions not to
mention the complexity of knowing whether
thoroughbreds are now holding form so late
in the season; guessing and gambling are
Good, recent form remains the template
and Krazy Paving, one of thirteen decs for
the opening improved on debut when this
Kyllachy gelding finished runner-up to Just
Us Two over the minimum trip at Notting-
ham twelve days ago having shaped well
behind Desert Force over this distance at
Newbury last month.
On the time-handicap Krazy Paving has
a strong feel, especially with talented stable
apprentice Charles Bishop taking off 3elbs
allowances but he s no certainty; a couple
of once-raced juveniles from fashionable
yards, Pressure (Clive Cox) and Tunnel Creek
(Henry Candy), simply can t be dismissed
but I m confident Channon will score!
An hour later Isabella Bird is fancied for
division one of the Maiden stakes over a
mile having been scratched at Pontefract
last week for reasons unknown.
Isabella Bird hasn t raced for 170 days but
was reckoned straight enough last week
and would definitely have had another couple
of gallops since; a sound each-way bet.
That also applies to twice-raced Geordan
Murphy in division two, mount of Oisin
Only the extremely disappointing, unbe-
lievably vexing Rome stands in the way of
Ian Balding s charge making it third time
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UK RACING NEWS
Mick Cannon looking
for double success
Husbands equals season-best
stakes tally in four-timer
Turn up for Cheltenham
A review of the rest of the action from Limerick
where Burn And Turn advertised her Cheltenham
Burn And Turn, runner up in the Galway Plate,
picked up a nice prize for Jessica Harrington and
Robbie Power in the Pricewaterhousecoopers
Rated Chase at Limerick.
The eight-year-old mare only ran last weekend,
when third to Sizing Europe, but she was
obviously not feeling the effects of those
Pass The Hat fell down the back straight and
shortly after Sizing Italy made a mistake and was
quickly pulled up.
That left Burn And Turn with just Seefood to
beat and Harrington's mare stamped her authority
on the contest in the straight.
Power said: "She deserved that, she ran a
cracker in the Galway Plate, it didn't go right in
Listowel (Kerry National) but she ran well the last
"I avoided the trouble, but got there sooner than
I liked. She travelled and jumped so well. She's
tough and tries hard and I imagine that could be
her last run of the year.
"There's a possibility she could go for the Mares'
Hurdle at Cheltenham."
Hash has a bright future
Hash Brown looks a nice prospect for Michael
Hourigan and continued his progression with an
easy victory in the O'Brien's Wines Novice Hurdle
As soon as a gap appeared, however, Hash
Brown shot through it and was immediately back
on the bridle, with Geraghty sitting motionless on
crossing the line, just two lengths clear of Sang
Tiger but value for much more.
Snapped up by JP McManus after winning at
Listowel last month, the son of Vinnie Roe looks
to have a bright future.
"It was a poor race, I suppose - passing the
stands with a circuit to go I thought he was in
trouble as he was niggling a bit,'' said Hourigan.
"I think he's a fair horse, but I thought he'd be
better today. He's a horse that doesn't like to be in
front too soon. Ground doesn't seem to bother
him and he'll have plenty of options.''
Geraghty added: "He's a lovely horse and will
make a smashing chaser. I was always happy
enough and when I got out it was over in two
Cooper out of luck on return
There was no fairytale comeback for Bryan
Cooper at Limerick as he could only finish third on
Guitar Pete in the Dunraven Arms Hotel Hurdle.
The race was won by Clarcam, the horse on
which Cooper suffered a broken leg when falling
in the Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival.
Gordon Elliott's Clarcam is owned by Cooper's
boss, Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud,
but he was allowed off Clarcam to ride Dessie
Hughes' Guitar Pete, on whom he had won a
Grade One at Aintree.
Cooper made the early running before letting
The Plan Man cut out the donkey work on the
Approaching the second-last just about all four
were in a line before The Plan Man faded,
followed by Guitar Pete.
Aidan O'Brien's Plinth held a definite advantage
at the last but he met it wrong, allowing Carcam
and Kevin Sexton the chance to challenge again
and the 3-1 chance prevailed in a photo-finish.
Mike Vince spoke to Bryan Cooper after the
race, listen to the audio here
Elliott said: "Bryan came up the other morning
and we thought he'd need the run and
Gigginstown were good enough to let him off, but
unfortunately it hasn't worked out for him.
TORONTO---Ace Barbadian reinsman
Patrick Husbands equalled his career sea-
son-best added-money tally for a Wood-
bine season when he produced an electri-
fying ride aboard overwhelming favourite
Pohdi Pohdi to win the CAN$125,000 Vic-
torian Queen Stakes on Saturday.
The pair burst from the gates to set a fre-
netic pace and made all the running to com-
plete the six furlong trip in a time of one
minute, 10.29 seconds, storming to the wire
five lengths clear for his 23rd added money
score of the season.
More importantly, the win was one of
four on the nine-race card for Husbands as
he stayed ahead of three-time defending
champion Luis Contreras in a heated battle
for the jockeys title.
For Pohdi Pohdi, trained by Bob tiller and
Owned by 3 Sons Racing Stable, the victory
was her second straight after breaking her
maiden in August in a similar impressive
outing at Woodbine.
Husbands said the two-year-old chestnut
filly arrived ready to run.
"In the post parade, she nearly dropped
me a couple of times," said Husbands.
"When she got in there (the gate), she
just wanted to go. She left there fast. As
Bob says, she s got two gears, one leaving
and one finishing."
The pair were through the first quarter
in 23 seconds flat and arrived at the half-
mile in 46.33, with Ritzy Lass a length
behind and Eff Bee Eye glued to her flank.
Pohdi Pohdi was still only a length clear
turning for home but accelerated along the
rails under a smooth hands-ride from Hus-
bands, to leave the field in her wake and
reach the wire unchallenged.
Husbands last cracked 23 stakes wins
back in 2011 when he finished second in
the jockeys standings to Contreras with 192
On Saturday, he once again threw down
the gauntlet to Contreras, reeling off four
winners overall to leap to 131 victories for
the season, three clear of his Mexican neme-
sis.Brazilian Eurico Rosa da Silva, the 2010
champion, lies third with 108 wins.
Husbands won race two over six furlongs
with 3-1 chance Kitten Candy, beating the
three-year-olds and upward by a length.
He raced the four-year-old gelding at the
rear of the five-horse field before bidding
The six-time Woodbine champion fol-
lowed up in race seven with favourite Club
One Two, defeating the three-year-old and
upward fillies and mares by a length over
a mile and sixteenth.
He kept the four-year-old chestnut filly
within in range of the leaders, closed him
well on the final turn and then collared his
main threats in the stretch.
Husbands brought the curtain down on
the day with a gate-to-wire effort aboard
favourite Marked In Stone, to trounce the
three-year-olds and upward by 5-1/2
lengths, going seven furlongs. (CMC)
10-25 --- 10.30 am
10-17 --- 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 WATERBOAT 5 9 2 16
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 7 7 3 17
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 11
16 (Jamette) 1 pm
13 (Crapaud) 10.30 am
36 (Donkey) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
29 (Opium Man)
17 (Pigeon)---10.30 am
18 (Water Boat)---1 pm
30 (House Cat)---6.30 pm
Barbadian Patrick Husbands ...equalled
his career season-best tally with victory
in the CAN$125 000 Victorian Queen
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