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27-35--- 10.30 am
26-28--- 1 pm
1-9--- 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 2
15 SICK WOMAN 2
18 WATER BOAT 2
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 0 1 3 4
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSON WIFE
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to April 14
11 (Corbeau) 6.30 pm
8 (Tiger)---10.30 am
18 (Water Boat)---1 pm
23 (House)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
35 (Big Snake)
17 (Pigeon) 1 pm
31 (Parson Wife) 10.30 am
Saeed bin Suroor is looking
forward to seeing runaway
Doncaster winner Beautiful
Romance test her powers at a
higher level in a fascinating
renewal of the Lanwades Stud
Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmar-
The daughter of New
Approach made a huge impres-
sion when putting her rivals to
the sword by upwards of nine
lengths in a back-end maiden
on Town Moor last season and
unsurprisingly holds multiple
Classic engagements for the
Bin Suroor said: "She won
very well at Doncaster and this
is her first test for this year.
"She s working well, I m
happy with her and she is in
good form, so we will see what
she can do.
"It looks a very nice race, but
I like her and I hope she will run
well. Good ground should be
fine for her."
Another filly with Classic
aspirations is the John Gosden-
trained Lady Correspondent.
The three-year-old justified
favouritism on her racecourse
debut over course and distance
in September and is leading
owner Khalid Abdullah s only
entry in the Qipco 1000
Abdullah s racing manager
Teddy Grimthorpe said: "She
has obviously just had the one
run and won her maiden well.
"She s had a good winter and
a very straightforward time in
her preparation and we re look-
ing forward to seeing her run.
"We re obviously working
towards the Guineas, if she s
Terror earned a three-figure
rating after three juvenile starts
for David Simcock, and was last
seen winning the Bosra Sham
Stakes at the track in late Octo-
"Terror has had a trouble-free
preparation and has done well
physically over the winter, her
recent work has been solid," said
"She might prefer a bit of dig
in the ground but she has already
proved that she handles fast
"I don t think that this step
up to seven furlongs will be a
problem for her."
Richard Hannon is double-
handed, with top-rated filly
Osaila, third in the Breeders
Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on her
latest start. joined by stable
companion Marsh Hawk.
The champion trainer told
: "Osaila was a good filly last
season, when she had the class
to win the Princess Margaret
Stakes at Ascot, despite the six
furlongs being too sharp.
"We then took her to Ireland
for the Moyglare and she fin-
ished only half a length behind
the 1000 Guineas favourite
"She bounced back and won
a big sales pot at Newmarket
before running a cracker at the
Breeders Cup, in which the tight
turns would not have played to
"The Rowley Mile will suit
her ideally and she has devel-
oped enormously through the
winter, so we go there hopeful.
"We also run Marsh Hawk,
who is rated only 4lb inferior to
Osaila. She won twice last sea-
son and also ran really well in
the Fillies Mile here, so she, too,
deserves the utmost respect."
Huge Palmer reports New
Providence ready to run for her
life, despite having been off since
He said: "She s absolutely
hard fit and we have always
treated this race or the Fred Dar-
ling as her Guineas.
"She s not in the Guineas at
Newmarket but has the back-
up of the French Guineas.
"I m not sure she ll stay a
mile, but she stayed seven fur-
longs well in the Rockfel last
"She has done well over the
winter and is in great shape and
I m very happy with her."
Marco Botti s Astrelle, the
Richard Fahey-trained Bond s
Girl and Muraaqaba from Mark
Johnston s yard complete the
Fayhdan will be my odds-on "lay of the
day" for the five-runner £37,000, listed
Free Handicap over seven furlongs of good
ground Newmarket this afternoon when,
to all intents and purposes, the 2015 turf-
flat campaign gets under way at the head-
quarters of English racing scene.
This is where the best thoroughbreds in
the world compete and no early season fix-
ture is ever more eagerly-anticipated than
the prestigious "Craven" meeting on the
Rowley Mile over which, next month, both
the 1000/2000 Guineas for fillies and colts
will be staged; the next two days will deter-
mine the prospects of so many super-breds.
Faydhan is ante-post second favourite to
beat the colts judged on a six lengths victory
on debut at Haydock last season; due to a
hock injury this Hamdan Al Maktoum-
owned War Front colt hasn t raced since!
Apparently, Faydhan sustained a similar
setback to the one which laid low Kingman
as a two-year-old!
Obviously, the John Gosden camp is con-
vinced he ll be able to replicate the feats of
his one-time illustrious stable-companion
but Faydhan needs to improve considerably;
the time-figure at the Lancashire track is
shy of both Jungle Cat and Glenalmond
while Hugo Palmer-trained Home Of The
Brave is by no means a forlorn hope.
Hamdan will be represented by another
"2000" hope, Hakam, in the Maiden 3-y-
o Stakes over six furlongs; one of two bankers
this week, tomorrow there s another!
Hakam was surprisingly defeated first-
up on Lingfield polytrack last month but
trainer Charles Hills reports this lovely colt,
also by War Front, coincidentally, to be have
improved considerably; defeat would rep-
resent travesty, don t even think about it!
Marsh Hawk, unchallenged winner on
the July course as a juvenile when making
her debut, is one of nine "decs" for the
group three Nell Gwyn Stakes (Fillies) over
seven furlongs and champion jockey Richard
Hughes is confident in what looks an
'Hawk' to swoop
Beautiful chance in Nell Gwyn Stakes
12.05 MARSH HAWK
War Envoy, second when favourite on his
reappearance at Dundalk, bids to get back on
track in the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven
Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.
The Aidan O Brien-trained colt, whose only
success to date came on his racecourse debut
12 months ago, is among a field of seven for the
Group Three over the Rowley Mile
Despite his lack of success, War Envoy ran
some splendid races in defeat, notably when
third to Kool Kompany in the Railway Stakes at
the Curragh and second to Estidhkaar in the
Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.
Kool Kompany reopposes and is one of two
runners from the Richard Hannon stable along
with Moheet, who won his only start in good
style at Salisbury.
Barry Hills runs Nafaqa, who was runner-up
to Elm Park in the Royal Lodge Stakes, while
Charlie Hills saddles Champagne Stakes third
The former O Brien inmate Hail The Hero,
who was impressive on his first run for the David
O Meara team at Doncaster, takes his chance
while Luca Cumani s White Lake completes the
Cumani is hopeful that his colt can turn the
tables on Nafaqa to land the spoils. White Lake
has run just twice, following up an impressive
win in the prestigious Convivial Maiden Stakes
at York s Ebor meeting in August with a one-
and-a-half length fourth behind Nafaqa when
odds-on favourite for the Listed Flying Scotsman
Stakes at Doncaster.
"White Lake is in very good form -- I am very
happy with his condition -- and we will find out
on Thursday just how good he is," said the train-
"I think that he will stay further but he
appears to have enough speed to be effective
over the mile and the current good ground should
be perfect for him."
back on track
Cirrus Des Aigles is in rude health ahead of
his comeback in the Prix Ganay, according to
trainer Corine Barande-Barbe.
The nine-year-old has not been seen since
finishing a close fourth in the Hong Kong Cup
in December, as Chantilly-based Barande-Barbe
opted against sending her stable star to Meydan
for the Dubai Sheema Classic.
The six-times Group One winner will instead
make his reappearance in the Ganay at
Longchamp, a race in which he got the better
of double Prix de l Arc de Triomphe heroine
Treve last year.
"He is very well at the moment, we gave him
a nice time after his run in Hong Kong," Barande-
"He s amazing. Every morning you think you
are dreaming with him, he is acting very well
and he is joking around.
"He has been out working on the grass and
he will go to the Ganay next month and then
to the Prix d Ispahan at Longchamp, the same
as last year."
Assuming all goes to plan, Cirrus Des Aigles
is almost certain to be seen on these shores this
His trainer said: "I have just entered him in
the Coronation Cup at Epsom as he loves going
"It s good for him as he is a gelding and there
are more opportunities for him.
"If he is well, he will come back to Ascot in
October for the Champions Stakes again."
Cirrus raring to go
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