Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 18th 2014 Contents Plaisir did enough on debut, over course
and distance, to suggest the seven furlongs
Maiden 2-y-o Stakes on Kempton poly-
track is within compass of Marco Botti s
charge this evening; champion all-weather
jockey Adam Kirby replaces Martin Harley,
who quit that number one job a few days
Harley now intends to freelance and there
should be plenty of opportunities for the
2012 champion apprentice.
Kirby however is the definitive safe pair
of hands' and his positivity continually
exposes lesser talented jockeys; presumably
he'll sort out the wheat from the chaff
aboard Plaisir, a creditable third to Redstart
three weeks ago, beaten only four lengths.
That reads better than three efforts from
Lady Pinnacle, an Andrew Balding-trained
Zamindar filly which has achieved similar
time-handicap marks and needs to improve.
Plaisir is expected to and unless there's
a mystery lurking this Elusive City filly
should notch yet another for fiercely-com-
Harley also rode Danseur Noble when
this Kheleyf colt was fifth (first-up) to Frog-
nal Bear over six furlongs of Wolverhampton
Tapeta nine weeks ago but Luke Morris is
booked for James Tate's charge in the Maiden
2-y-o Stakes over seven furlongs of South-
Morris, like Kirby, is an all action man'
and retains an infectious enthusiasm for
race-riding; he has more than a thousand
rides, every year, a real dervish.
Obviously there's no guarantee Danseur
Noble will act on the deep stuff' and be
suited by an extra furlongs but the TH mark
puts him in the mix' and he's worth betting
each-way, with three places available.
Intensive scrutiny may pay off with Roxy
Hart, one of six decs' for the Maiden Fillies'
Stakes over a mile, clear best-in!'.
Roxy Hart, formerly trained by Ed Vaugh-
an, is now with Robert Cowell who is fitting
his charge with an eye-shield; seems they
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6-25--- 10.30 am
8-34--- 1 pm
1-6--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 9 7 8 24
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05 PARSONMAN 15 8 8 3
15 SICK WOMAN 4
18 WATERBOAT 7 13 2 22
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLE SNAKE 8 10 3 21
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 4 10 5 19
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: WEDNESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to December 17
21 (Mouth) 1 pm
5 (Parson Man) 10.30 am
15 (Sick Woman) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (old Lady)
35 (Big Snake)
35 (Big Snake)---10.30 am
29 (Opium Man)---1 pm
15 (Sick Woman)---6.30 pm
12.30 Danseur Noble (e.w)
1.30 Roxy Hart (nap-e.w)
Dan Skelton justifiably had a spring in his
step when leaving Newbury following the mag-
nificent performance of Value At Risk in the
EBF Stallions National Hunt Novices Hurdle.
The five-year-old, completing a double on the
afternoon for the Alcester trainer, was a dual
bumper winner in Ireland for Philip Fenton last
season and signed off his campaign by finishing
third behind Shaneshill at the Punchestown Fes-
He has switched yards this summer following
the steroid controversy that resulted in Fenton's
licence being withdrawn and the Irishman's loss
has clearly been Skelton's gain judged by the
way the 11/8 favourite destroyed what looked an
above-average field in Berkshire.
After taking up the running at the third flight,
Value At Risk galloped on relentlessly and came
home 22 lengths clear in the hands of the trainer's
brother, Harry, without being fully extended.
"To see him do that was just amazing. As you
can see he's a chaser and the one thing he'll
never do is run on going that hasn't got some
soft in it. How he came to me has been well
documented, and I'm just so lucky to have him,"
said (Dan) Skelton.
"That was very good and I'm privileged to
have the horse. Hurdles are just an intermediate
step for him. What Paul Nicholls taught me
about these big chasing types is something I'll
never forget, and something I'll always strive to
replicate. Sometimes I have to pinch myself---
that's how good it's been."
Value oozes class
There will be 11 races on the final day of racing
of this season on December 26 at Santa Rosa Park,
Arima. A total of 125 horses have taken entry for
the Boxing Day card which will have three Grade
One events on the programme.
Last year's Horse of The Year, Bigman in Town,
which will be ridden by the in-form Wilmer Galviz
will be difficult to beat in the Republic Bank Gold
Cup over 2,000 metres. The Gary Subratie trained
colt is expected to continue his winning ways at the
main expense of Transpire which is unbeaten for
owner trainer David Ojar. Within the past three
months, Bigman In Town has broken three track
records and has won his last three races by an accu-
mulated 27 lengths
In the Republic Online St Ann's Stakes over 1,350
metres, the battle of the ladies' between the Gary
Subratie trained Blue Tequilla and the O'Brien trained
speedster Serengetti is on in earnest. This is a race
that will hold the interest of the public.
The pair have scared away the opposition and
with only six entered in this 150,000 purse event.
In the St James Stakes, O'Brien has four of the
eight entrants and his Criminal Intent which will be
ridden by Boodramsing will be the one to beat.
Charismatic Groom, Beterlatethannever, the mount
of former champion Emile Ramsammy and War
Maker make up O'Brien quartet.
Post time for the first event is 10.30 am.
Here are the declared runners, riders and weights
for the final day of the ARC 2014 racing season.
R1: 10.30 AM - REPUBLIC TELEBANKER WI BRED 3 YO AND OVER MAIDENS
(DIV I) - 1,100M (TURF) - $43,000
Time Tables S Rodrigo 57; Natural Justice C Malcolm 54; Gold Is Class R
Hasranah 53; Speedilee J Millien 55.5; Rozanne P Badrie 53; Pure Happiness R Jadoo
46; Sweet Shaka R Jadoo 55.5; The Cheerleader R Ali 54; Dig Deep J Reyes 53;
Danceinthe park R Angnoo 46.
R2: 11.10 AM - REPUBLIC TELEBANKER WI BRED 3 YO AND OVER MAIDENS
(DIV II)- 1,100M (TURF) - $43,000
Half Price S Chadee 57;l King Stand S Chadee 54; Rio Grande B Boodramsingh 54;
Stormin Angel E Ramsammy 52.5; It Have No Grass L Keizer 54.5; Living Proof R
Hernandez 54.5; Macho Me D Butcher 52.5; Poppy Love N Patrick 52.5;
Georgia'schoice J Boodramsingh 52.5; Champayne Affair N Abrego 52.5; Ice 'D' Gold
K Khelawan 51.5.
R3: 11.50 AM - REPUBLIC VISA TRAVEL MONEY 2 YO AND OVER HORSES
RATED 70-55 - 1,400M (TURF) - $40,000
Officer Ike N Flavenney 55; High Octane K Khelewan 56; The Tactician B
Boodramsingh55; Against The Odds D Gopie 55; A Great Moment C Malcolm 54.5;
Purple Touch R Ali 54; Ring The Bell J Arneaud 55.5; Caro's Legacy J Stephen 56.5;
Painted Buddha N Patrick 56.5; Atlantica S Rodrigo 54; Cramer's Rule R Thomas 54;
Gold Rush E Ramsammy 57; Potiphar's Wife P Badrie 56; Kodo W Galviz 56; Seeker
Of The Truth N Flavenney 55.5.
R4: 12.27 PM - REPUBLIC MORTGAGES ST ANN'S STAKES WI BRED 2 YO
FILLIES - 1,350M - $150,000
Fairyinthewind R Ali 55; Serengeti B Boodramsingh 55; Orchid Girl D Butcher 55;
Lion's Portion R Jadoo 55; Blue Tequila D Khelawan 55; Star Sapphire E Ramsammy
R5: 1.07 PM - REPUBLIC MAKE IT HAPPEN 2 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED
55-40 OPTIONAL CLAIMING $24,000 - $22,000 - 1,100M (TURF) - $36,400
Princess Warrior S Rodrigo 53.5; Country Boy E Ramsammy 54.5; Amritsar W
Galviz 56.5; Central Square R Jadoo 57; Playthatfunkymusic P Badrie 57; Loan Shark
D Gopie 52.5; Saynomore J Reyes 52.5; Cafe's Marque D Blackman 54; Copa Glory C
Malcolm 53; Sweet Genius J Boodramsingh 55; Legacy Of haope R Angnoo 52; My
Ari B Boodramsingh 54.
R6: 1.47 PM - REPUBLIC CORPORATE TISP IMPORTED 2 YO & OVER
MAIDENS AND WI BRED 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 75-50- 1,250M -
Soca Rhapsody W Galviz 54.5; King Of Siberia S Rodrigo 57; Dandridge D Butcher
57; Reselador R Hernandez 57; Thays N Abrego 57; Sweet Sin City B Boodramsingh
50.5; Anna Be Mine E Ramsammy 55; Midnightdevil R Hasranah 57; Vinalia R
Angnoo 55; Sea of Gdanski J Reyes 48.5.
R7: 2.27 PM - REPUBLIC EQUITY FUND 2 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 40-0
OPTIONAL CLAIMING $15,000 - $13,000 - 1,100M (TURF) - $43,000
Rewardsinheaven J Boodramsingh 57; Spectacular Return R Ali 56.5; Chelsi Magic
N Patrick 57; Dream Marshall N Abrego 55.5; Gold Coin R Angnoo 53.5; Imagine P
Badrie 55.5; Bas Choice D Gopie 54; Peppermint D Blackman 57; Schylers Gold N
Samaroo 57; Seal The Deal K Khelawan 56.5; Born To Run J Arneaud 49.5;
Justmyluck S Rodrigo 54.5; Lookin At Lovely R Hernandez 57; Enigmatic R Hasranah
51; Advantage Them C Malcolm 42; Best Defence J Stephen 53; Fire N' Faith N
Flavenney 48; First Emperor R Angnoo 50; Who Is The Problem S Chadee 57; Super
Sonic D Butcher 57.
R8: 3.07 PM - REPUBLIC ONLINE ST JAMES STAKES WI BRED 2 YO COLTS &
GELDINGS - 1,350M - $150,000
Beterlatethannever E Ramsammy 55; Root Of Jesse J Arneaud 55; Criminal
Intent B Boodramsingh 55; Royal Pioneer W Galviz 55; Blue Oracle R Ali 55; War
Council J Stephen 55; War Maker N Abrego 55; Charismatic Groom P Badrie 55.
R9: 3.47 PM - REPUBLIC MONEY MARKET FUND 2 YO & OVER HORSES
RATED 45-0 OPTIONAL CLAIMING $18,000 - $16,000 - 1,350M - $33,000
Consideritdone K Khelawan 55.5; She's Royal D Butcher 57; Cordell Walker R
Angnoo 52; Freedonfighter N Samaroo 57; Uncle Max P Badrie 57; Caipirinha J
Boodramsingh 56; Be My Lover R Hernandez 54.5; Lady Sage D Blackman 56.5;
Caspian Sea J Reyes 54; Dark Knight S Rodrigo 57; Jacob's dream D Khelawan 57;
Gold Bead N Patrick 56.5; Fleet Admiral R ALi 57.
R10: 4.27 PM - REPUBLIC BANK GOLD CUP WI BRED 3 YO & OVER & IMP 2
YO & OVER - 2,000M - $500,000
Buffalo Soldier S Chadee 57; Transpire R Ali 54; Bergeron Rodeo R jadoo 54;
Thisonesforron D Khelewan 54; Bigman In Town W Galviz 54; Lang Amour N Patrick
57; Golden Dixie P Badrie 57; J'ouvert N Abrego 57; Momentun B Boodramsingh 51.
R11: 5 PM - REPUBLIC TISP 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 60-45 OPTIONAL
CLAIMING $30,000 - $27,000 - 1,300M - $40,000
Hyat Princess E Ramsammy 55.5; Director Dream N Abrego 57; A Great
Millenium R Thomas 49; It Is Alleged N Flavenney 57; Rhea's Toy Soldier D Gopie 57;
Raise Your Glass P Badrie 56; Ten Powers R Angnoo 51.5; Convoy J Stephen 55.5;
Red Howler D Khelawan 56.5; Wing Commander D Butcher 57; Red Cloud D
ARC BOXING DAY ENTRIES
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