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TODAY'S PICK TWO
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 6
05 PARSON MAN 3
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: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to May 7
15 (Sick Woman) 6.30 pm
34 (Blind Man)---10.30 am
2 (Old lady)---1 pm
34 (Blind Man)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
31 (Parson Wife)
28 (Red Fish) 1 pm
1 (Centipede) 10.30 am
Anita Chambers provides a tip for every race
on Friday including at Chester where Tac De
Boistron can win the Ormonde today.
Tac De Boistron can make a victorious, if mar-
ginally delayed, seasonal bow in the Boodles Dia-
mond Ormonde Stakes at Chester.
The eight-year-old was due to return to action
in last week s Sagaro Stakes at Ascot but quick
ground scuppered his run, although conditions
have come right for him with recent rain on the
Marco Botti s charge has really hit his peak in
recent seasons, kick-starting his run with an eight-
length victory at this track back in 2013.
He went on from there to place in the Prix du
Cadran before landing the Prix Royal-Oak, prompt-
ing some high hopes for last term.
However, after winning the Sagaro on his return
and narrowly being denied in the Yorkshire Cup,
Tac De Boistron suffered a setback that saw him
out of action until making a winning comeback
in the Royal-Oak last autumn.
He must carry a 7lb penalty, but with the ground
in his favour, Tac De Boistron will be hard to beat.
Stablemate Energia Flavio can get the team off
to a winning start in the opening Betfair Earl
Grosvenor Handicap after a decent winter on the
Disegno is the pick in what appears to be a com-
petitive renewal of the Betfair Dee Stakes.
This ten-furlong Derby trial was downgraded
to Listed status last year as recent winners, bar
2013 hero Magician, had not gone on to hit the
However, Disegno could be one to graduate to
a better level as he has some decent form in the
book, winning one of his three juvenile starts and
chasing home subsequent Group One-placed Kodi
Bear on his final two-year-old outing.
He turned in a decent effort on his return to
action, finishing a two-length third to the well-
regarded Golden Horn at Newmarket, staying on
at the end of that nine-furlong Listed heat.
Valbchek came from last to first to win at Ling-
field last month and now his confidence is riding
high, he is the pick in the Montfort Handicap at
Ascot. He snapped a long losing streak in the
process that day and given he is rated 14lb lower
than this time last year, he could potentially be
Take Tac for
ASCOT: 5.35 Moscato, 6.05 Kassia, 6.40 Distain, 7.10
Valbchek, 7.45 Four Seasons, 8.15 Munfarrid.
CHESTER: 2.10 Energia Flavio, 2.40 DISEGNO (NAP), 3.10
Tac De Boistron, 3.45 Wanting, 4.20 Intisaab, 4.55 Neutron
Bomb, 5.25 Two Jabs.
CORK: 5.10 Auld Enemy, 5.40 A Few Dollars More, 6.10
Sofi's Spirit, 6.45 Ballycorrigan, 7.15 Golden Ticket, 7.50 One
Cool Princess, 8.20 Burton Hall.
DOWNPATRICK: 5.20 Young Dillon, 5.50 Sultana Belle, 6.20
Redclue, 6.55 Sue Oscar, 7.25 High Talk, 8.00 Gonal, 8.30
Catcher On The Go.
LINGFIELD: 1.30 Barefoot Dancer, 2.00 Subtle Knife, 2.30
Absolute Champion, 3.00 Secret Missile, 3.35 Freddy With
A Y, 4.10 Paint The Star, 4.45 Grey Gem.
MARKET RASEN: 1.20 Magnimity, 1.50 Romulus Du
Donjon, 2.20 Thoresby, 2.50 Mountain King, 3.25 Gone
Forever, 4.00 Yes Daddy, 4.35 Prince Of Poets, 5.05 Brave
NOTTINGHAM: 5.15 Saskia's Dream, 5.45 Lil's Joy, 6.15 Star
Storm, 6.50 Stella Etoile, 7.20 Ajig, 7.55 Lahayeb, 8.25
RIPON: 6.00 Pippin Street, 6.30 Ventura Castle, 7.05
Kommander Kirkup, 7.35 Liberty Red, 8.05 Tuscan Gold,
8.35 Mockingbird Hill.
DOUBLE: Disegno and Tac De Boistron.
Price Boosts and Best Odds Guaranteed at Chester!
Hans Holbein advertised his Investec
Derby credentials with an all-the-way win
in the MBNA Chester Vase yesterday.
It was a sixth win in the race for trainer
Aidan O Brien, who also won the Cheshire
Oaks 24 hours earlier.
Sent off the 7/4 favourite, Ryan Moore
took no chances and bounced out of the
stalls, controlling things from the front.
From three furlongs out there was never
any real doubt about the result as Storm
The Stars and Medrano began to come off
The Montjeu colt really lengthened in
the straight and powered away from Storm
The Stars to win by a length and three-
Moore said: "I spoke to Joseph (O Brien)
who said he was very fit and well, and he
was as I could barely pull him up.
"He s quite laid-back but he finds a little
bit when you ask him.
"The form doesn t amount to a great
deal at the moment, but he can only
improve and he ll be better over further as
"He went round here well enough so I
don t see why he wouldn t act at Epsom."
Sky Bet cut the winner to 25/1 from 40/1
for the Investec Derby at Epsom.
Coolmore s UK representative Kevin
Buckley said of the winner: "Ryan was told
to ride him positively if there was no pace
and he did.
"The horse has not run on that kind of
ground before and we were very happy
with the way he galloped all the way to the
line---Ryan had a job pulling him up.
"That definitely puts him in the Derby
picture. He saw the extra two furlongs out
really well, as we thought he would.
"The horse is very honest and straight-
forward. Giovanni Canaletto couldn t come
here. He did and we re very happy with
that. It was textbook stuff really.
"Ryan was very pleased with the horse s
All the best images from day two of
Chester s May Meeting
William Haggas said of the runner-up:
"I was very pleased with the way the horse
"I ve no idea where next. He s learning
his trade. He s an immature, childish horse
who will get better and better as the season
"He s had three quick runs. We ll have
to see what the owner wants to do.
"The longer the trials go on, the more
open the race (Derby) is becoming."
Medrano s trainer David Brown said:
"He s run a nice race. He was a bit keen
and I don t think he wants the ground that
"We ll have to see about whether we go
to Epsom with him."
Hundi is napped to finally gain win-
ning brackets in the 3-y-o Maiden Fillies
Stakes over seven furlongs of genuine
good to soft Chester this afternoon
when the three-day Cup fixture con-
cludes; on the time-handicap this Fast-
net Rock is clear best-in!
Six previous efforts have yielded four
placings and the best mark achieved was
at Newmarket last September, ridden by
Jim Crowley, back on this time because
Jamie Spencer rides elsewhere.
Charles Hills was obviously vexed when
Hundi failed to take seize and excellent
opportunity over a similar distance at
Newmarket last month and the form of
Faringdon Place stables has left a lot to
be desired this past week or two.
We re on a wing and a prayer backing
thoroughbreds from stables under a cloud
but Hundi simply wont get a better
Charles father, Barry, saddles Nafaqa
for the listed Dee Stakes over an extended
ten furlongs and but for Paul Hanagan
riding I d be going double-nap on this
consistent, progressive colt.
Hanagan has been moderate to say the
least, I ve got little or no confidence he ll
get job done reet but, presumably, Hills
will leave him in doubt as to the need for
Don t misunderstand my sentiments
about trainers/jockeys, this is NOT guess-
ing game but a serious business with ard
earned money at stake.
Hundi set to break jinx
4.55 Hundi (nap).
Hans up to Chester challenge
Hans Holbein, right, ridden by Ryan Moore, on his way to winning the MBNA Chester Vase
at the Boodles May Festival.
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