Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 5th 2015 Contents Peace And Co makes a winning British debut at
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Leading JCB Triumph Hurdle hope Peace And
Co will head to Cheltenham later this month in
search of the extra experience connections believe
that he needs.
Anthony Bromley, who helps manage the racing
interests of owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede,
told At The Races Peace And Co - who races in
their colours - will line up in the race formerly
known as the Finesse Hurdle on Festival Trials
Day on January 24.
Trained by Nicky Henderson, Peace And Co
landed the Grade Two Summit Hurdle at Doncaster
in impressive fashion on his British debut last
month, but Bromley feels the horse needs more
"He s by far from the finished article. He s
pulling a lot," he said. "He s going to run in the
"A lot will depend on how good his performance
is that day as to whether he goes for the Triumph
Hurdle or not.
"You want to see a horse the jockey can ride
with such restraint and produce his turn of foot.
I wouldn t want to see him pulling.
"If you pull all the way round Cheltenham you
won t necessarily get home. That s why he s going
for the trial there.
"He s obviously very good, but we ve only seen
him once and that race fell apart a bit at Doncaster.
We ll have to see how the second run goes with
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Meanwhile, L Ami Serge, representing the same
owners, could have a racecourse gallop ahead of
the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle.
Henderson said the French import would not
run again until the Festival in March after the
five-year-old had taken his unbeaten record to
three with a convincing success in the Grade One
Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown on Saturday.
"(We were) very pleased with L Ami Serge on
Saturday. He won t run again until the Festival
and Nicky is a master at trying to do that," said
"He might take him for a racecourse gallop
somewhere in February.
"It was a good performance. The races he s run
in seem to have fallen apart from two out and
you just question the form, but he keeps doing
it and he is quite good."
McKinley floored his Willie
Mullins-trained stablemate Tell
Us More to cause a 33/1 upset
in the Lawlor s Hotel Novice
Hurdle at Naas, the first Grade
One contest to be run at the
Paul Townend produced the
winner to challenge long-time
leader Tell Us More, the 4/5
favourite, at the final flight, and
although the winner briefly
lugged in behind his rival, Tow-
nend drove him past close home
for a narrow success and a one-
two for owners Gigginstown
Hourse, as well as trainer Mullins.
Free Expression, who like the
runner-up was also losing his
unbeaten record and his promi-
nent position in the ante-post
Cheltenham Festival betting, was
a close-up third.
Mckinley was making a quick
return to the track having been
pulled up only a week earlier in
a Grade One at Leopardstown
after being badly hampered in
an early incident.
A somewhat bemused Mullins
said: "This fellow is improving
all the time, but I didn t think
he d improve that much. Paul
gave him a great ride."
Tell Us More was eased from
6/1 to 12/1 by Sky Bet in the
Neptune Novices Hurdle betting,
with Free Expression - who
looked perfectly positioned two
out but didn t look happy when
asked for maximum effort - 16/1
to 25/1 in the same market.
Mullins said that he will now
consider going back in distance
with Tell Us More, who could
even renew rivalry with McKinley
in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at
The County Carlow handler,
who also saddled the sixth-
placed Killer Crow, said: "Tell Us
More jumped fantastic and raced
"He probably had to do all the
donkey work, and that probably
just told. He beat off Free Expres-
sion, the one that we thought
would jump and stay as well as
"It s possible McKinley s Flat-
race experience might have paid
off. Tell Us More had three races
where he didn t have to fight or
battle and inexperience might
have beaten him.
"We ll look at the Deloitte now
for them. There are a few novice
hurdles around and we ll see how
they come out of that and see
how next week s novices get on.
"We thought Tell Us More was
a stayer, but we might think
about coming back in trip now.
"Killer Crow probably wants
further and better ground."
Winning rider Townend, sit-
ting second to Mark Walsh in
the jockeys championship, told
At The Races: "He s an improving
sort and this was a nice surprise."
A review of the action from
Plumpton yesterday, where
Itoldyou gave Kent trainer Linda
Jewell a memorable Sussex
Itoldyou gave Kent trainer
Linda Jewell her biggest success
over jumps when grinding out a
notable victory in the At The
Races Sussex National at Plump-
ton.Jewell had long targeted the
nine-year-old at this marathon
handicap chase, though he blot-
ted his copybook when falling in
his prep race on this track three
However, Itoldyou (11/1) deliv-
ered on the day that mattered as
Tom Cannon brought him
through to lead two out and he
stuck on stoutly to score by two
Viking Blond rallied to get up
for second just ahead of last
year s winner Reblis, with long-
time leader Gorgehous Lliege and
Ballyvoneen hot on their heels
in a bunched finish for minor
"It s fantastic. It s a race I ve
always wanted to win," a delight-
ed Jewell told At The Races.
"We re a small yard and we ve
got very supportive owners.
"This has been our target for
a while. Obviously, we had a bit
of a hiccup in his preparation
with his last run, but he s come
Cannon said: "I ve ridden him
in the past and I knew he d got
ability and everything went to
"I had a good tow into the race
and probably got there a little
too soon and was pulling himself
up in front, but I had a bit left
if one came to me.
"I lost my claim on one of
Linda s horses. She s local, this
is a big local race and it couldn t
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Grumeti (11/4) had earlier
shown battling form over fences
with victory in the Follow
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The Grade One-winning hur-
dler made a fine chasing bow at
Bangor earlier in the year but
was disappointing upon his
return to the track at Warwick
All was forgiven in this two-
mile-one-furlong affair as Alan
King s inmate responded man-
fully under pressure to repel the
fast-finishing Chris Pea Green
by a length and a quarter.
King said: "He jumped well
but that wouldn t be his ground.
I think he ll be a much better
horse on better ground."
Grumeti is now eligible for a
£60,000 SIS-sponsored bonus
if he ends up at the Cheltenham
Festival in March and wins a race
there over fences.
The Barbury Castle handler
said: "It (the bonus) will be con-
sidered but the question is which
race we go for. He ll no doubt
have an entry in the Arkle but
we ll have all options covered.
There are the handicaps to look
at."King and jockey Wayne
Hutchinson were in good nick at
the East Sussex circuit as the
partnership also combined to win
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with 5/6 favourite Pain Au
Chocolat, a 20/1 chance for the
Triumph Hurdle with Sky Bet.
Itoldyou sparkles for Jewell
Peace And Co 'needs
Grumeti holds off Chris Pea Green to make himself eligible for the
Mckinley denies stablemate More
Willie Mullins: One-two in the
Grade One at Naas.
30-20--- 10.30 am
17-29--- 1 pm
13-17 --- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 0 0 1
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 0 0 1
05PARSONMAN 0 0 0 0
15SICKWOMAN0 0 0 0
18WATERBOAT 0 0 0 0
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 0 0 0 0
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 0 0 0 0
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to January 3
8 (Tiger) 1 pm
36 (Donkey) 10.30 am
4 (Dead Man) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
11 (Corbeau)---10.30 am
8 (Tiger)---1 pm
4 (Dead Man)---6.30 pm
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