Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 23rd 2015 Contents Penalty Scorer will be ridden by talented
3lbs apprentice Neil Farley, the reason why
we re confident about the chances of
Richard Guest-trained Captain Gerrard
filly in the three-year-old handicap over
five furlongs of Wolverhampton Tapeta
Guest, brother of Lady Cecil, will be aware
that Penalty Scorer twice achieved her best
marks when partnered by Farley, who is
taking a long time to lose that claim given
the initial promise; that might be of ben-
Too often apprentices hit the headlines,
are wanted by all and sundry and in no time
at all they are without an allowance, which
caters for inexperience, and find themselves
struggling when competing on level terms
with established jockeys.
I ve monitored Farley from the outset and
reckon he s now much more polished; when
he finally becomes a fully-fledged jockey
I m convinced it will be a seamless transition
and that he ll make a real fist of his career,
probably on the Norethern circuit and all-
Penalty Scorer didn t cope with Southwelll
fibresand last time out but judged on her
course and distance effort back in October
(Farley!) this represents an outstanding
opportunity to finally lose that maiden tag,
at the 22nd attempt!
Earlier Island Express comes out best-
in for the Maiden Stakes over six furlongs,
drawn widest, in stall thirteen!
You can t beat the draw but apart from
a couple of Richard Fahey-trained rivals this
is a desperate race.
Ten days ago 50-rated Island Express,
under trainer/jockey Ann Stokell, excelled
and finished a close third to Hills And Dales
on Lingfield polytrack over a similar distance,
running several pounds better than his best-
Was it a fluke, have we computed the
time-handicap mark inaccurately for an
eight-year-old which hasn t won after 50
Tell you what, I ll pay to find out, back
them in singles, have an each-way double
with Penalty Scorer and buy a Caribbean
Don t forget to click on
www.dailyearner.co.uk for jumping selec-
tions; it s the best time of year for NH racing!
11.30 Penalty Scorer
12.00 Island Express
Stick with Penalty Scorer
Dettori set to have his Toast
Cheltenham Racecourse is pleased to announce
CHAPS Restaurants Barbados as the new sponsor
of the Listed novices handicap chase on day one
of The Festival, Champion Day, on March 10.
The £60,000 race will be run as the CHAPS
Restaurants Barbados Novices Handicap Chase and
takes place over an extended two and a half miles
at 5.15 pm.
Leading racehorse owner Andy Stewart is the
majority shareholder in CHAPS Restaurants Barbados,
which has three spectacularly-located venues on the
The flagship restaurant is Cin Cin, based on the
Platinum Coast, which has won many awards and
attracts the stars of the world.
Carey Buckler, Regional Sponsorship Manager of
Jockey Club Racecourses, commented: "I am delighted
that the novices handicap chase on the opening
day of The Festival will be sponsored by CHAPS
"The Stewart Family have sponsored at Chel-
tenham and it is great to welcome them back to the
Home of Jump Racing."
Andy Stewart added: "We love Cheltenham
through and through and many of our restaurant
staff will gather at our home in Barbados to watch
the race on TV.
"We hope all the attendees and fans of the best
sport in the world have fun over the four days."
Next month sees the long-awaited re-opening of
Pisces in the St Lawrence Gap, which is the Cin Cin
of the South Coast but with a livelier atmosphere
and many of its diners still partying into the small
Hugo s, which opens later this year, will be the
ultimate in fine dining on the beach. This newest
restaurant in the group is named after Andy and
Judy Stewart s one-year-old grandson (see photo
The Stewarts have commissioned unique trophies,
hand-made in Barbados, for the winning owner,
jockey and trainer.
As well as the trophies and prize money, the win-
ning owner will also receive a complimentary VIP
Champagne Dinner for four at Cin Cin.
The Stewart Family has enjoyed six winners at
The Festival, headlined by the amazing Big Buck s,
successful a record four times in the Ladbrokes World
Moore confident of
Sire De Grugy's run
Gary Moore is confident Sire De Grugy will not
give up his Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase
crown lightly after getting his season back on track
in some style at Chepstow on Saturday.
The nine-year--old has missed much of the cam-
paign after suffering an early-season setback and
when he did eventually return in the Game Spirit
Chase at Newbury earlier this month, his jumping
was less then convincing before he eventually unseat-
ed Jamie Moore three fences from the finish.
Turned out just a couple of weeks later in Wales,
Sire De Grugy looked much more like his old self
as he gave lumps of weight and a good beating to
three rivals and Moore was thrilled to see his stable
star bounce back ahead of his return to Prestbury
Park on March 11.
Moore said: "He s absolutely fine this morning.
I m delighted with him.
"What more could he have done? Grey Gold
wasn t that far behind Dodging Bullets at Ascot off
level weights and we gave him a stone and a half
yesterday and beat him beat him easily.
"I m not interested in the betting (for the Champion
Chase). If he gets the run of the race at Cheltenham
I think he ll be there with every chance, I really do."
Frankie Dettori will get the leg up on
Toast Of New York for the first time in the
next couple of weeks as Jamie Osborne
begins to step up his stable star s prepa-
rations for the Dubai World Cup at the
end of March.
The four-year-old was a stunning winner
of the UAE Derby at Meydan last year and
having come within a whisker of claiming
victory in the Breeders Cup Classic at Santa
Anita last November, he will return to Dubai
as a major contender for the world s richest
It was revealed in January that Sheikh
Joaan Al Thani s Al Shaqab Racing empire
had stepped in to buy the hugely valuable
colt, meaning the owner s retained rider
Dettori will take over in the saddle from
The popular Italian will likely partner
Toast Of New York for the first time in a
racecourse gallop at Kempton early next
Osborne said: "He went to Kempton on
Tuesday and worked well and he ll probably
go back the week after next, but we ll talk
to Frankie and see what fits in with him.
"We re very happy with the horse at
home. We put him through a fairly high
intensity regime when he s building up for
a race and he s in the middle of that at the
"He s cantering every day, he ll have a
couple more gallops at home and we ll keep
moving forward with him.
"He is a big horse now. He s put on a lot
of muscle in the right places over the win-
While his fellow Lambourn-based trainers
Nicky Henderson and Oliver Sherwood are
dusting down their big guns for the Chel-
tenham Festival, the Prestbury Park jamboree
could not be further from the mind of former
National Hunt jockey Osborne.
He said: "I ve got a job to do and that s
what we re concentrating on. Everything
else just pales into insignificance, to be hon-
est.Meanwhile Brian Ellison is looking for
decent spring ground for Baraweez in the
Betway Lincoln at Doncaster on March 28.
The North Yorkshire-based trainer enjoyed
a first season in charge of the Cape Cross
gelding with victories in big handicaps at
Galway and Leopardstown after acquiring
him from Freddy Head s stable in France.
Ellison is convinced the five-year-old is
still on the upgrade and is targeting the first
big race of the turf season at Town Moor
for which Baraweez has been given 9st.
"He s a good-ground horse and he looks
to have improved from last year and he did
fantastic last year," Ellison told At The Races.
"The easy side of good would be fine, he
wouldn t want it heavy. It wasn t that soft
when he won at Galway
"He s got plenty of speed and he stays
well. When he won at Leopardstown he
was drawn on the outside and got a great
"He did win over nine (furlongs) at Mus-
selburgh as well.
"He can go well in the Lincoln. I think
he s Listed class."
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35-11--- 10.30 am
7-10--- 1 pm
14-22--- 6.30 pm
TODAY'S PICK TWO
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05 PARSON MAN 1
15 SICK WOMAN 2
18 WATER BOAT 1
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27 LITTLESNAKE 0 1 1 2
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSON WIFE
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to February 21
21 (Mouth) 10.30 am
20 (Dog) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
15 (Sick Woman)
27 (Little Snake)
16 (Jamette)---10.30 am
30 (House Cat)---1 pm
33 (Spider)---6.30 pm
6 (Belly) 1 pm
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Toast Of New York, centre, is gearing up
for the World Cup
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