Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 13th 2014 Contents R1: 1 (4) Hacienda 6-1; 2 (5) Bismark 16-1; 3
(6) Ormindo 6-1. AR
R2: 1 (5) Smart Freddy 1-2. NR 2
R3: 1 (6) Highly Decorated 1-1; 2 (7) Coco 12-1;
3 (8) Murmuring Sky 33-1. AR
R4: 1 (1) Kings Palace 1-1. AR
R5: 1 (12) Silver Galaxy 11-8; 2 (1) Colonsay
25-1; 3 (10) Mountain Lion 8-1. NRS 3 & 13
R6: 1 (1) Cardinal Walter 11-2; 2 (4) Emperor
Comodos 25-1; 3 (6) Father Edward 2-1.
R7: 1 (5) Jay's Favour 33-1; 2 (4) Levonca 16-1;
3 (1) Ideal Countess 19-10. NRS 10, 17 & 18
R8: 1 (1) Golden Sparkle 5-2. AR
R9: 1 (6) Al Alfa 13-2; 2 (4) Buck Mulligan 10-1;
R10: 1 (5) A Shade Of Bay 11-4; 2 (2) Playthara
R11: 1 (4) Kalamain 8-5; 2 (3) Wogsy 40-1; 3
(11) H-Again 9-2. AR
R12: 1 (5) Rocky Bender 1-1. NR 2.
R13: 1 (1) Starluck 6-1; 2 (6) Goohar 4-1; 3 (8)
Kalimantan 9-1. AR
R14: 1 (2) Sixty Something 13-8. NR 5
R15: 1 (8) Wilberdragon 6-5; 2 (5) Grand
Antartique 12-1; 3 (2) Gourt Dismissed 9-
R16: 1 (13) Voices Of Kings 25-1; 2 (16)
Mainstream 25-1; 3 (1) Cape Siskin 9-2; 4
(10) Hostile Takeover 50-1. AR
R17: 1 (6) Benbene Head 16-1; 2 (9) The Ould
Lad 4-1; 3 (7) Cowards Cloose 9-2. AR
R18: 1 (8) Truckers Darling 7-1; 2 (2) Henri
Parry Morgan 7-1; 3 (4) One For Hocky 5-
R19: 1 (1) Handazan 2-1. NR 3
R20: 1 (6) Miss Friskie 8-1; 2 (8) Gouldikova
13-2. NR 5
R21: 1 (4) Any Currency 8-1; 2 (5)
Quantitativeeasing 16-1; 3 (7) Carruthers
R22: 1 (3) Defnardelli 7-2; 2 (4) Quicuyo 12-1.
R23: 1 (1) Smart Motive 2-1. AR
R24: 1 (5) Pippi 7-2; 2 (2) Facinating Filly 5-2; 3
(10) Classic Victory 20-1; 4 (14)
Spacatcularus 40-1. NRS 19 & 20.
R25: 1 (2) Ulzana's Raid 9-2; 2 (3) Big Easy 15-
8; 3 (10) Guiding George 6-1. AR
R26: 1 (3) Centasia 8-1; 2 (5) Pride In Battle 7-
R27: 1 (6) Wild Rover 11-4. NRS 3, 5 & 7.
R28: 1 (1) Seedling 5-1; 2 (3) Some Plan 11-2.
R29: 1 (1) True Course 7-4; 2 (7) Mon Petit
Fleur 8-1; 3 (8) Diminutive 33-1. AR.
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Kings Palace outjumped his rivals to make
it two from two over fences in the Ryman
Stationery Cheltenham Business Club
Novices Chase at Cheltenham.
A high-class novice hurdler for David Pipe
last season, the six-year-old made an impres-
sive start to his chasing career when beating
the reopposing Sausalito Sunrise at Prestbury
Park last month.
Despite being 8lb worse off at the weights,
Kings Palace was an even-money favourite
to confirm his superiority and fenced fluently
at the head of affairs.
Sausalito Sunrise shadowed his major rival
throughout, but his jumping was not as
smooth down the back straight and a mistake
three fences from home saw the market
leader take the initiative.
There was not much between the top two
jumping the second-last, but from there
Kings Palace began to assert under Tom Scu-
damore and stayed on powerfully up the hill
to pass the post with seven lengths in hand.
Sausalito Sunrise s stable companion
Return Spring was not far away in third, but
the fourth and final runner Vivaldi Collonges
did not jump well throughout and finished
Sky Bet quote Kings Palace as the 7/1
favourite from 9/1 for the RSA Chase back
at Cheltenham in March.
Pipe said: "Not many novices jump like
him, he was the same over hurdles but it s
not usually the same when they switch to
"He s visually so much quicker over his
fences and it just puts the others under pres-
sure. The second is a very good horse and
he came upsides two out, but Scu was always
confident and I d say he s improved a fair
bit from last time.
"I might have overtrained him for his first
run and I ve been a bit easier on him since
then and that s obviously not done him any
"He doesn t have to lead, he was just keen
over his hurdles and that was how it panned
out but he could be even better with a lead.
"He won t go to the Feltham, we ll get
him out in the new year---there s a race at
Newbury on Denman Chase day and he s
very exciting. He s the horse that every owner,
trainer and jockey dreams of."
A breathless Scudamore was just as thrilled
to get another win on the board with the
"He s going the right way and we ll just
have to see if there are any better, but he
certainly sets a high standard," the jockey
told Racing UK.
"He jumped brilliantly, he attacked his
fences and it s exciting.
"It s entirely David s shout as to what we
do next, but we know he likes Cheltenham,
he s won on the Old Course and the New
Course, and the weather is going to play its
part between now and the Festival. It s up
to David though---I ll just turn up and hold
Imaginary Diva wont be a surprise if
she causes one in the aged handicap
over five furlongs of Southwell fibresand
today; George Margarson s charge is an
in-form mare and a course and distance
winner, six year ago, this week.
Since this evergreen Lend A Hand mare
has raced sixty-nine times more, has won
another seven races and retains her enthu-
siasm; a fortnight ago Imaginary Diva
was a creditable third to Pearl Noir on
Wolverhampton Tapeta, which is inter-
Already form on that newly-laid surface
seems to be working out well at the Not-
tinghamshire course which has hosted
racing with fibresand since all-weather
racing began, twenty-five years ago.
Seems like yesterday.
In a sense that s a matter of indifference
because Imaginary Diva has reproduced
her best time-handicap marks on the
That s a massive advantage, especially
in view of the moderate rivals in oppo-
sition on this occasion.
It will, in fact. be disappointing if this
eight-year-old doesn t oblige, certainly
not a surprise.
By Jupiter is ideally suited by conditions
of the five-runner Maiden Stakes over 12
furlongs; just a question as to whether
Michael Bell s charge acts on fibresand.
This unique surface can never be taken
for granted, we have to rely on judgement
of trainers when thoroughbreds race on
it for the first time; By Jupiter has
achieved a "half-decent time-handicap
mark on a soft Ffos Las track and it cer-
tainly rides deep at that Welsh venue.
New Tarabela has had plenty of
chances, disappointed several times in
fact and hasn t been out for more than
Obviously that doesn t rule out New
Tarabela but with a 5lbs fillies allowance
and judged on consistency By Jupiter jus-
tifies a punt under Tom Frankel Queally,
a class act and a man striving to get re-
established following a few reverses.
Secret Glance is dropped to the min-
imum trip for a Maiden Two-year-old
Stakes at Dunstall Park tonight; if two
recent failures haven t taken their toll Ed
McMahon s charge will go one better and
make it fifth time lucky but, when does
Trainer s judgement is on the line,
UK HORSERACING RESULTS
Palace maintains perfect start
12.05 Imaginary Diva (e.w)
3.00 By Jupiter
5.45 Secret Glance
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