Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 27th 2014 Contents Ythan Waters has an excellent oppor-
tunity to make it eighth time lucky, in
division one of the Maiden 2-y-o Stakes
over six furlongs of good to soft Redcar
this afternoon, and move jockey Paul Mul-
rennan towards his long-term objective,
100 winners in a season!
That would be some exceptional feat for
Northern-based Mulrennan, a reliable,
consistent jockey, cast in similar mould to
his mount on this occasion.
That latest effort, sixteen days ago, when
runner-up to Henrytheaeroplane over seven
at Musselburgh, was a career-best for
Ythan Waters, a strapping 75-rated Hel-
lvelyn gelding which has now been second
Dropping back in trip shouldn t be a
concern because Ythan Waters is usually
quick into stride, looking at his rivals they ll
be hard-pressed to peg him back and it s
just a question of replicating his time-
Millkwood is forecast favourite for the
fifteen-runner "aged" Maiden Stakes over
seven furlongs, this will be his 27th attempt!
Hope springs eternal however; that recent
half-length second to Sir Michael Stoute-
trained favourite, Eye Contact, in a fast-
run miler at Thirsk, was the best effort for
a long time by Millkwood, the rest were
six lenght and upwards in arrears.
Readers know my penchant for following
consistent maidens, is this stretching it a
mite too far?
Fear of defeat results in failure, my TH
is the ultimate guide and so, expect "Milk"
Another eight-race card runs in tandem
at Leicester where one-time A-team,
Richard Fahey/Paul Hanagan, have excellent
prospects with Miss Van Gogh in division
two of the nursery.
Miss Van Gogh ticks enough boxes and
indeed it will be a surprise, not to mention
disappointing, if she fails to get off the
mark against inferior, weak rivals.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, October 27, 2014
35-27 --- 10.30 am
21-6 --- 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 8 8 3 19
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 25
20 (Dog) 1 pm
10 (Monkey) 10.30 am
25 (Morocoy) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
28 (Red Fish)
34 (Blind Man)---10.30 am
7 (Hog)---1 pm
36 (Donkey)---6.30 pm
Stick with Ythan Waters
8.40 YTHAN WATERS
9.30 MISS VAN GOGH
David Jacobson elected to run
Salutos Amigos in the Grade 3,
$200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap
on Saturday at Belmont Park,
it seemed the Breeders Cup
Sprint, for which he was pre-
entered, was no longer a pos-
sibility. With a convincing 3
¼-length win in the Bold
Ruler, however, the son of
Salute the Sarge thrust himself
back in the picture for the
November 1 Sprint at Santa
Anita Park, according to Jacob-
"His performance was spec-
tacular; I think we made the right
move staying home," said Jacob-
son, who owns Salutos Amigos
in conjunction with Southern
Equine Stable. "Now we re going
to make some phone calls and
see if we can go to the Breeders
Cup [Sprint]. I don t know if it s
still an option, but if it is, we re
going to be on a plane Monday
to go to California. I was just
waiting for a spectacular per-
formance, and we got it."
Beneath Cornelio Velasquez,
Salutos Amigos broke in mid-
pack and sat a few lengths off
a measured pace of 22.94 sec-
onds for the opening quarter-
mile and 45.99 for the half set
by even-money favorite River
Rocks. Salutos Amigos was sur-
rounded by horses entering the
stretch, allowing eventual second
and third-place finishers Con-
frontation and Romansh to get
first run, but came with a furious
rally once clear and inhaled the
field in the final furlong.
"I broke good and stayed in
good position," said Velasquez.
"I stayed behind the speed and
I waited, waited, waited. At the
three-sixteenths pole, I had a
chance to put him into gear, and
I had a lot of horse. He won easy
Should Salutos Amigos run in
the Breeders Cup, he will have
only a week to recover from his
breakthrough performance in
the Bold Ruler and ship to Cal-
ifornia, but Jacobson is confident
his horse is up to the task.
"He had a lot of trouble [in
the Bold Ruler]," said the trainer.
"There were some real nice
horses in there, and they had
him blocked in. Cornelio
[Velasquez] had to go very wide.
With this kind of performance,
and knowing the way I trained
him into the race, he s going to
be ready to run next Saturday."
Salutos Amigos completed the
seven furlongs in 1:21.87 and
returned $9.10 on a $2 win
wager. With the winner s share
of $120,000, the 4-year-old
gelding upped his bankroll to
Confrontation finished a neck
in front of Romansh, while it
was another length back to
heavy favourite River Rocks in
fourth. Cease, Sage Valley and
Joe Tess completed the order of
Amigos powers away in Bold Ruler
Dermot Weld hailed Pat Smullen as the "pro-
fessional s professional" as the rider picked up
his seventh Irish champion jockeys title at Leop-
Smullen and Weld have enjoyed another out-
standing campaign, teaming up for big-race success
with the likes of Free Eagle, Forgotten Rules, Mus-
tajeeb and Pale Mimosa.
As well as Mustajeeb in the Jersey Stakes, Smullen
rode 100 winners for the first time and also struck
at Royal Ascot on Anthem Alexander in the Queen
Mary for Eddie Lynam and the demand for his
services shows no sign of declining.
Weld said: "He deserves it, he is a professional s
professional---that s the best thing I can say about
Pat Smullen. His work ethic and his work-rate is
huge, he deserves the success he gets."
Smullen said: "It s been a brilliant year. From
start to finish, it s been really good. The horses
have been running consistently and that s the most
important thing in an achievement like this.
"Needless to say I couldn t have done it without
the support of the boss and all the owners. The
slate is wiped clean now, however, and we have to
start all over again!"
Reflecting on the season, Weld, who finished
runner-up to Aidan O Brien in the trainers title
race, told At The Races: "Winning the other day
with Forgotten Rules was special, and seeing Free
Eagle come back has to be very high among it (sea-
"He was our star horse, we had a hold up with
him most of the year and to see him come back
and win so well at Leopardstown and then run so
well on (British) Champions Day was special.
"He s taken his race very well, he s in great form
and we ve a lot to look forward to next year."
O Brien said: "We won some races, lost some
races and that s the way it is, it doesn t go your
way all the time. We won some nice races and
we re delighted. We ll look forward to next year
and will have some nice three-year-olds to look
forward to and that s the main thing."
Colin Keane was crowned champion apprentice,
with a healthy advantage over Leigh Roche, making
up for a near-miss 12 months ago when edged out
by Connor King.
Keane said: "It s brilliant. I m still a bit disap-
pointed to have been beaten by three last year, but
I won it well this time.
"My number one goal was to beat last year s
tally of winners. Luckily I did that and thankfully
won the championship at the same time."
Tac De Boistron became only the third
dual winner of the Prix Royal-Oak when
leading home a British-trained one-two
in the Longchamp staying event.
The race recognised as the French St Leger
has been a Group One open to older horses
since 1979 and Amilynx and Westerner were
the only previous performers to have achieved
the feat of the Marco Botti-trained grey.
Tac De Boistron, the soft ground-loving
favourite, had raced just twice during the
spring since his previous Royal Oak triumph
and was brought through with a powerful
effort from his place in the middle of the
James Fanshawe s Hi Jinx made most of
the running through the extended mile and
seven furlongs, and battled back under James
Doyle to pinch the runner-up spot from
Dermot Weld s Pale Mimosa held every
chance under William Buick but could finish
The winning margin was a length and
Botti said: "I m really chuffed. He had a
setback earlier in the year and it took a bit
longer than we thought.
"He had been cantering away but he
hadn t had much of a preparation for a
Group One, so it s credit to the horse. The
ground was right, and he has got away with
it even if he might have been short on fit-
Toho Jackal has won the Kikuka Sho (Japanese
St Leger) in a course record time at Kyoto Race-
The third favourite earned his place in the line-
up when a close third in the Kobe Shimbun Hai (G2,
2,400m) behind Derby winner One And Only and
Sounds of Earth.
The Spcial Week colt comprehensively reversed
that form as he smashing the course record by 1.7
seconds to register his first Group One victory only
149 days after making his debut.
It was also a first top level success for his trainer
Kiyoshi Tani 20 years after opening his yard.
After breaking smoothly from stall two, Toho Jackal
raced on the inside towards the front of the field in
fifth, and waited patiently until the last turn, where
he was pulled out wide to make his challenge.
Britain one-two in Prix Royal Oak
It's the day
of the Jackal
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