Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 22nd 2014 Contents A52
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, December 22, 2014
8-26--- 10.30 am
2-33--- 1 pm
33-15--- 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 5 10 5 20
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to December 20
8 (Tiger) 1 pm
25 (Morocoy) 10.30 am
17 (Pigeon) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
18 (Water Boat)
29 (Opium Man)---10.30 am
9 (Cattle)---1 pm
24 (Queen)---6.30 pm
Bahango has sufficient experience and
speed to make it tenth time lucky in the
Maiden 2-y-o Stakes over five furlongs of
Wolverhampton Tapeta this afternoon,
blinkers haven t been declared but prom-
ising apprentice Shane Gray has!
Ten days ago, Bahango had his first expe-
rience of this surface and debuted for trainer
Patrick Morris, having been with Kristin
Stubbs previously; this Bahamian Bounty
gelding was returning from a four months
spell but led handicappers until weakening
in the closing stages where True Course
came through to score impressively.
Although he finished fifth Bahango was
far from disgraced and beaten only one and
a half lengths; hopefully he ll be a mite fitter
this time and ridden with just a bit more
restraint. It s difficult to make all in hand-
Obviously, Richard Hannon-trained Kyre-
nia Castle and consistent, hitherto luckless
Vive Le Reve will be well-backed and fancied
but Gray claims 5lbs allowance and that
might just weigh heavily against four rivals.
Next Stop is the aged handicap over a
mile of Kempton polytrack.
A course and distance winner Next Stop
is a deal better than form figures suggest
and now with Northern-based Dandy
Nicholls, having been trained by Lee Carter
for her first five outings.
Methinks they have "messing about" with
Next Stop, running this Rail Link filly over
distances too far in order to throw punters
off the scent!
When Next Stop scored back in April she
won "pulling a cart" and now, with Graham
"The Enforcer" Gibbons booked, is ready
to win again having been dropped a couple
of pounds from that last effort twenty-six
Over the same course and distance half
an hour later John Gosden-trained Made
With Love should prove the proverbial
penalty-kick and winning selection as we
head into a brief three days holiday before
Time to start analysing the King George!
Don't mess with Next Stop
High Chaparral, winner of
the 2002 Derby, has been put
down at Fethard Equine Hos-
pital, aged 15.
Trained by Aidan O Brien, the
son of Sadler s Wells proved two
lengths too strong for 9-4
favourite and stablemate Hawk
Wing at Epsom, being ridden to
glory by Johnny Murtagh.
A tweet from Coolmore read:
"High Chaparral has been
euthanised at Fethard Equine
Hospital during exploratory colic
surgery due to a perforated intes-
Mick Kinane elected to part-
ner Hawk Wing at Epsom but
was back on board for the Irish
Derby at the Curragh, where
High Chaparral was an easy
winner from Sholokhov, leading
home a 1-2-3 for Ballydoyle.
He did not run again until the
Arc at Longchamp, in which he
was third to Marienbard, and
enjoyed further glory when trav-
elling to Arlington Park in Chica-
go for the Breeders Cup Turf.
O Brien s star returned as a
four-year-old, beating Falbrav
in the Irish Champion Stakes,
again finishing third in Arc, this
time to Dalakhani, and then
dead-heating with Johar in a
pulsating Breeders Cup Turf.
In total he won 10 of 13 career
starts, earning almost £3.5million
in win and place prize money.
Kinane described High Chap-
arral as an "exceptionally good
"It s sad news. He was a very
tough, genuine horse and very
talented," he said.
"He won two Breeders Cups,
the English and Irish Derby. He
was an exceptionally good race-
"He s up there as one of the
very good horses."
As a sire High Chaparral pro-
duced the top-class So You
Think and Toronado, as well as
money-spinning southern hemi-
sphere runners It s A Dundeel,
Shoot Out and Descarado.
Other stars of his stud career
included Wigmore Hall, Red-
wood, Western Hymn and High
Jinx. His name is set to live on
at the highest level next season
through Dermot Weld s Free
Derby hero Chaparral put down
9.40 BAHANGO (nap)
9.45 NEXT STOP
10.20 MADE WITH LOVE
The exciting Saphir Du Rheu is one of seven
entries in the Kauto Star Novices Chase (in
Memory of Nigel Clark) at Kempton on Boxing
Better known as the Feltham, the Grade One
was reopened having not attracted the sufficient
number of entries but despite the lack of quantity
there is no shortage of quality.
Having fallen on his chasing debut, Saphir Du
Rheu was faultless at Exeter and Nicholls views
him as a 2016 Gold Cup possible.
The champion trainer has also entered Virak,
three from three since having his attentions
switched to the bigger obstacles.
Coneygree won the race at Newbury in which
Saphir Du Rheu fell in and despite returning from
a lengthy absence he looked a novice of the highest
Philip Hobbs has some nice youngsters and
Sausalito Sunrise has already proved his ability
this season having been second the last twice to
Martin Keighley won the race 12 months ago
with Annacotty and this year will be represented
by Creepy, impressive first time out but then
slowed down by sticky ground at Cheltenham.
sparkle to Feltham
Faugheen stars in a potential field of seven
for the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at
Kempton on Boxing Day after the race was
The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old remains
unbeaten in seven starts under Rules and con-
firmed his well-being with a victory at Ascot last
A fascinating clash is in store with Paul Nicholls
entering Fighting Fifth Hurdle winner Irving.
Nicky Henderson is set to run the unexposed
Sign Of A Victory, who created a strong impression
when winning a handicap at Ascot from stable-
mate Dawalan, while John Ferguson can call on
Elite Hurdle victor Purple Bay.
Recent chasing debutant Sgt Reckless could
return to the smaller obstacles for Mick Chan-
Blue Heron represents Dan Skelton, with Nick
Williams calling on Hint Of Mint.
Ruby Walsh expressed his delight that Un De
Sceaux put a fall on his chasing debut firmly
behind him with an impressive victory at Fairy-
house on Saturday.
He was thrilled that the Willie Mullins-trained
six-year-old put in an excellent round of jumping
when making all the running in the Irish Stallion
Farms EBF Beginners Chase.
In doing so, Un De Sceaux boosted his prospects
for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at
Cheltenham in March for which he is one of the
ante-post favourites along with stablemate Vau-
"That was just what we wanted from Un de
Sceaux. To get the job done," Walsh said in his
blog on www. paddypower.com.
"He jumped like a buck, bar over-jumping the
first, but he learned from it. He was more or less
foot perfect after that. He s learning all the time
and I was very pleased with him as the ground
"I ll leave the hard job of where he s going to
go next to his trainer Willie Mullins."
with Sceaux spin
....on the way to
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