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TODAY'S PICK TWO
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 6
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 6
05 PARSON MAN 2
15 SICK WOMAN 2
18 WATER BOAT 2
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLE SNAKE 1
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN 4
30 HOUSE CAT 2
31 PARSON WIFE 3
34 BLIND MAN 1
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to May 4
24 (Queen) 6.30 pm
28 (Red Fish)---10.30 am
4 (Dead Man)---1 pm
1 (Centipede)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
36 (Donkey) 1 pm
2 (Old Lady) 10.30 am
Found out by
There was a big upset in the Canford Cliffs
EBF Athasi Stakes at the Curragh as Investec
Oaks fancy Found was beaten by 25-1 outsider
Already a Group One winner, Found was favourite
for the 1000 Guineas all winter but was ruled out
of the Classic at the 11th hour after a minor setback
meant she had missed some crucial work.
Rather than head to Newmarket, Aidan O Brien
was happy to let her run 24 hours later, despite
the ground being heavy, and she appeared to be
doing just enough entering the final furlong.
However, Niall McCullagh was getting a strong
run out of Charles O Brien s filly, and she flew
past Found close home to win going away by two
Sky Bet reacted by pushing Found out to 6-1
from 4-1 for the Oaks behind 3-1 favourite Legatis-
"She s a filly I ve always liked, I rode her a few
times last season and always thought there was
a good day in her," said McCullagh.
"The plan was to ride her for third and anything
else was a bonus and we certainly got that."
The winning trainer said: "When the ground
gets like that not many handle it. But she doesn t
just handle it, she enjoys it.
"That (Group Three) is on her CV now, and it
makes a big difference to a filly. What she does
now will obviously depend on the ground, but she
could travel again."
O Brien was far from downhearted by Found s
reappearance, saying: "I m very happy with that,
and she just got tired on the bad ground. We
needed to run her before the Irish 1,000 Guineas,
and that is where she will go now."
No panic for
A review of the rest of the action from the Cur-
ragh where State Of Emergency maintained his
State Of Emergency maintained his unbeaten
record and looks one of the best early-season juve-
niles around after winning the Zoffany European
Breeders Fund Race at the Curragh.
Having won the first two-year-old race of the
season for Michael O Callaghan, the Dandy Man
colt appears to have thrived in the 36 days since
Sent off second-favourite at 2-1 behind Jim Bol-
ger s Godolphin-owned Mimicking, a winner at
the Curragh a fortnight ago, Emmet McNamara
always looked comfortable.
Ger Lyons Dundalk winner Blood Moon helped
force the pace but State Of Emergency quickened
past him and held off Mimicking by half a length.
McNamara said: "He looks quite smart, he
showed he s a tough horse today as it s very soft
ground for two-year-olds and there s a strong
wind against us.
"He found himself in front but toughed it out
well. He wasn t doing a lot in front, but he did it
well. You d like to think he d be better on good
ground, I don t think any horse will like that ground
O Callaghan said: "That was workmanlike, but
the ground is very tough and Emmet said it is
proper testing ground. He s tough and just grinded
"He s crying out for better ground, where he
can use his turn of foot.
"The Marble Hill is the obvious choice now and
all going to plan he could be a Coventry horse.
He d appreciate an extra furlong."
Fujiano desperately needs to win for
stud purposes and this Mick Murphy-
trained Equiano filly is gilt-edged for the
the Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of
good to firm Brighton today; unless fit-
ness is at issue she s nigh on a cert!
Formerly with now-retired Derek Haydn
Jones, a long-time survivor, Fujiano was
short-headed in a Leicester handicap last
September, when blinkered for the only time
in eight outings, and then finished a close
third at Bath under proficient David Probert.
Probe has been aboard four of her last
five races and, significantly, is booked again!
There s no way Fujiano wont have been
readied for this outstanding opportunity
and against five moderate rivals represents
a serious betting proposition; presumably
Probert will hit the gate and whooosh!
There are too many non-triers, belea-
guered punters continually suffer but Fujiano
will surely be the ultimate dead-set trier;
Set-weight races are my forte, especially
two-year-olds when form settles down;
realistically juveniles are best and most reli-
able but, from experience, I m inclined to
believe that they are best after Royal Ascot
Spirit Of Zedwa is also no great shakes
but can t be opposed in a weak-looking
Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of good
to firm Catterick tonight.
Despite a wide draw Spirit Of Zedwa is
sufficiently speedy to take advantage of
experience; ten rivals have only raced TEN
Providing all eight decs go to post for
the opening 2-y-o Maiden Action Stakes
over five furlongs Be Bop Tango should
improve and grab one of three places. I ll
bet he does!
Fujiano aims to score big today
LOUISVILLE---Lured by the promise of
carrots, American Pharoah was led out of
the barn to face a throng of cameras.
Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby
winner perked up when trainer Bob Baffert
offered the colt s favorite snack. American
Pharoah pricked his ears upon hearing the
click of cameras and struck a regal pose.
"The good ones," Baffert said Sunday,
"they love the clicks."
And the white-haired trainer has got him-
self a good one.
"He s just so good and so special," a clearly
biased Baffert said. "He was born with that
Now he and his fourth Derby winner are
headed to Baltimore for the Preakness in
two weeks, the next stop on the Triple
Crown trail. Baffert has won that race five
times, most recently in 2010. He confirmed
his intentions with Maryland Jockey Club
officials in a phone call later Sunday.
Third-place finisher Dortmund, who led
much of the way, is probable to run in the
1 3/16-mile race on May 16, too.
The trainer has no mixed emotions about
possibly running American Pharoah, owned
by Ahmed Zayat, and Dortmund against
each other a second time.
He plans to keep American Pharoah and
Dortmund at Churchill Downs before send-
ing them to Baltimore, likely on May 13.
A record crowd of 170,513 packed Churchill
Downs under sunny skies and temperatures
in the mid-70s Saturday to watch a favorite
win for the third straight year. American
Pharoah rallied to overtake 10-1 shot Firing
Line in the stretch and win by a length.
On-and off-track wagering on the 13-
race card totaled a record $194.3 million,
up 4 per cent from the mark of $187 million
set in 2012. Total wagering on the Derby
was a record $137.9 million, a 4 percent
increase from the $133.1 million also set
three years ago.
American Pharoah came into the Derby
having run just five races, which could make
him fresher than some of his rivals if he
ends up running in all three Triple Crown
races over five weeks.
Dortmund is a dedicated front-runner.
American Pharoah, however, can stalk the
leaders and pounce or set the pace.
"He s quick, he s handy, you can move
on him at any time," Baffert said. "He s not
one-dimensional, which is so nice to have."
Besides the possibility of Dortmund,
American Pharoah can expect to see Firing
Line in the Preakness.
It would be the first time the top three
Derby finishers went on to the Preakness
since 2009, when Derby champ Mine That
Bird, Pioneerof the Nile (sire of American
Pharoah), and Musket Man did.
Other possible Preakness contenders
include fifth-place Danzig Moon, and Inter-
national Star, who was scratched the morn-
ing of the Derby with a minor foot injury.
They could be joined by Lexington Stakes
winner Divining Rod and Federico Tesio
Baffert welcomes all comers, believing it
helps the sport when Derby horses stay on
the Triple Crown trail. (AP)
2.20 Fujiano (nap)
6.00 Be Bop Tango (e.w)
7.00 Spiriti Of Zedwa
Derby winner American Pharoah a go in Preakness
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert walks Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah out of
the barn to show him off at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday. American
Pharoah is Baffert's fourth Kentucky Derby champion. AP PHOTO
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