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30-30--- 10.30 am
10-33--- 1 pm
13-22--- 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 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: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to April 20
7 (Hog) 6.30 pm
31 (Parson Wife)---10.30 am
17 (Pigeon)---1 pm
11 (Corbeau)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
18 (Water Boat)
34 (Blind Man)
1 (Centipede) 10.30 am
American trainer Wesley Ward will aim
Hootenanny and Sunset Glow at Royal
Ascot after scratching them from the
Qipco 2000 and 1000 Guineas respec-
Both horses could now take their chance
in the Commonwealth Cup, the new Group
One sprint at the big June meeting.
Hootenanny was an impressive winner
of the Windsor Castle Stakes last summer
while Sunset Glow was second to subse-
quent Group One winner Cursory Glance
in the Albany Stakes.
The pair were in action recently with
Hootenanny making mincemeat of his three
rivals over five and a half furlongs at
Keeneland on Saturday while Sunset Glow
was third in a Grade Three over a mile on
the same course a week earlier.
"It s just the races at Newmarket are a
bit too close to their last run. I like to give
my horses some time between starts," said
"If Sunset Glow had won her race, then
the Guineas would have been something
we d look at but unfortunately she got beat.
There were no excuses so that s the reason
we are not bringing them to Newmarket.
"For Hootenanny I ve been looking at
30 days from race-to-race or train him
straight for the Commonwealth Cup, the
new Group One.
"I think he s going to want to go further,
but the way he ran at Ascot last year and
on Saturday he s going to be a demon going
Bold should make it third time lucky in
the Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of
Kempton polytrack today, by default!
Unless the Richard Hannon-trained new-
comer, Prefect, is above average there s no
conceivable danger to Bold and shrewd trainer,
Roger Charlton, has certainly spotted an ideal
opportunity; that s his job!
Placing thoroughbreds is the most important
aspect because it s no use slinging plenty of
mud at the wall (entries!) and hoping some
will stick; it s all about adopting a patient,
business-like, approach to producing the goods
on the right day.
Too many trainers just enter up their charges
willy nilly, that s costly, for owners!
Far better to have a plan, "see the job" so
to speak, aim for the distant day and have a
horse spot on for the task; Bold looks a classic
This Oasis Dream colt, owned by Khaled
Abdulla and mount of veteran Jimmy Fortune,
ticks all the right boxes and provides an out-
standing anchor for the daily patent which
should have provided a lucrative full house
last Sunday; how Jamie Spencer was beaten
on Cable Bay in Ireland is difficult to to fath-
Cable Bay should have won easily and
Spencer admitted that, afterwards!
One finds his inconsistency unacceptable;
Jamie is an excellent horseman and able to
compete at the highest level but I m never
confident about the outcome; that s the crux
as far as this column is concerned, my opin-
This is where patience comes in again; from
a serious punting point of view you just have
to wait for the right opportunities with the
obvious chance related to a good price. Cable
Bay was about 8/1, should have won but if
you back runners with similar prospects more
than 50 per cent will win, despite antics of
jockeys. It s a tough world, punting; the high
and lows should be accepted similarly and if
you re able to achieve that state of mind and
follow www.dailyearner.co.uk you are certain
to make profit, in the long run which overrides
Go Bold at Kempton
11.35 Lemony Bay
Tony McCoy is likely to be
more sought-after than ever as
he unexpectedly became available
for a ride in the bet365 Gold Cup
at Sandown on Saturday s final
day of the jumps season.
The record-breaking jockey, who
will retire after being crowned
champion for the 20th year in suc-
cession on Saturday, is open to
offers after his boss JP McManus
was left without a runner following
the defection of both Gallant Oscar
and Cantlow at yesterday s con-
Among his possible options
could be Bobs Worth, the 2013
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner,
whose regular rider Barry Geraghty
is sidelined through injury.
The Nicky Henderson-trained
ten-year-old is described as a def-
inite runner at this stage and as
yet no jockey has been booked.
"At the moment he s definitely
going to run. I don t know at this
moment in time who will ride him.
I ve spoken to Nicky and a lot, I
guess, will be what happens behind
the scenes," said Malcolm Kim-
mins, head of his syndicate of own-
"There s obviously a lot of talk
about what Tony McCoy is going
to ride. I simply don t know the
answer to that at the moment.
There will no doubt be plenty of
discussion going on. I can t say
more than that.
"It s very exciting and is going
to be one hell of a day. I m aware
there is an AP factor to it."
Bobs Worth is currently set to
carry 11st 7lb with the Willie
Mullins-trained On His Own the
top weight on 11st 12lb after 40
horses stood their ground.
On His Own is a very smart per-
former, having finished second in
last year s Cheltenham Gold Cup,
and is fresh from winning a Grade
Three chase at Cork earlier this
Mullins took out his other entry,
Perfect Gentleman, but other Irish-
trained representatives are First
Lieutenant, Grand Jesture, Vics
Canvas, Pass The Hat, Guess Again
The Lucy Wadham-trained Le
Reve and Warren Greatrex s Paint
The Clouds head the ante-post
market as 10-1 joint-favourites
Paul Nicholls, who has won this
race with Tidal Bay and also Ad
Hoc in 2003, has left in Grand
National also-rans Rocky Creek
and Unioniste plus Wonderful
Charm and Just A Par.
The Ditcheat handler told
"Unioniste could well run if they
keep watering and the ground is
good or easier.
"Rocky Creek is 50-50 at this
stage, Just A Par could well run
and Wonderful Charm is another
possible after his fine effort the
other day at Aintree."
David Pipe has a strong con-
tender in The Package, winner of
the Kim Muir at Cheltenham but
denied a place in the Grand
"It was a shame that he narrowly
missed the cut for the Grand
National, although it does mean
that he goes to Sandown a relatively
fresh horse and he will appreciate
the sound surface," the
Nicholashayne trainer told
Philip Hobbs is mob-handed
with 2012 runner-up Roalco De
Farges, Return Spring, Aintree win-
ner Duke Of Lucca and Bertie Boru.
Others in the mix include Across
The Bay, Bally Legend, Lost Legend
and Royale Knight.
McCoy available to ride in Gold Cup
Marco Botti is under no illusion as to
the task facing his Sharp Sailor in tomor-
row s Investec Derby Trial at Epsom.
A field of five goes to post for the ten-
furlong contest, which offers the winner
an automatic entry for the 1.325 million
pound Investec Derby at Epsom on June
6. Henrythenavigator colt Sharp Sailor
made five appearances last year, winning
a mile maiden at Linfield and finishing
second twice at Kempton, all on polytrack.
He ended 2014 with a fifth place in the
Listed Silver Tankard over a mile at Pon-
tefract in October and returned to action
in a competitive mile handicap at Kempton,
finishing third to Godolphin s useful per-
former Festive Fare.
Botti reports his charge in good shape
and expects the ground to be in his favour
but fears his less-exposed rivals, saying:
"Sharp Sailor is rated 93 and has been a
"He finished last season in a Listed race
at Pontefract but the ground had gone for
him by that stage---it was too soft and he
didn t handle it.
"He is in good form at present and goes
into Wednesday race-fit as he has already
had a run. We decided to go to Epsom
Downs as he is a very well-balanced horse
and I think he will handle the course. The
ground will also be in his favour.
"It looks a tough race---John Gosden s
horse could be anything and the Godolphin
horse is rated 100."
Ward stars go
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