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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: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to May 8
26 (Fowl) 6.30 pm
20 (Dog)---10.30 am
9 (Cattle)---1 pm
21 (Mouth)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
10 (Monkey) 1 pm
19 (Horse) 10.30 am
Clever Cookie stayed on best all in desperate
conditions to land the Boodles Diamond
Ormonde Stakes at Chester, yesterday.
As expected, Big Orange and Fattsota took the
field along until the halfway mark of the extended
one-mile-five-furlong event, at which point Fattso-
ta folded as Windshear in the hands of Ryan Moore
moved to the front to join the Michael Bell-trained
It was all change as the pair were quickly
swamped by the strong-travelling Tac De Boistron
(11-10 favourite), who raced into a couple of lengths
lead swinging off the final turn.
The race looked to be in the hands of Marco
Botti's well-supported grey, but under a strong
drive from Graham Lee the 8-1 shot reeled in the
multiple Group One winner before going on to
take the Group Three event by a length and a
Deuce Again was a further six lengths adrift in
Niven said: "Last week that horse was beaten
by a 64-rated hurdler on the gallops. He is phe-
nomenal. Although watching Tac De Boistron taste
defeat, Botti was far from despondent regarding
the performance of the talented stayer, who could
head to France for his next outing.
The Newmarket handler said: "He travelled
well. In an ideal world maybe we should have
hung on to him a bit longer, but he ran a good
race. The third horse was a long way behind."
Newstead Abbey won his first race since March
2013 with a gritty display in the Betfair Earl
Graham Gibbons had the David Barron-trained
five-year-old just behind a decent gallop set by
Rene Mathis before bringing him with a telling
challenge in the straight.
Newstead Abbey (11-2) had to work fairly hard
to get on top of the game Rene Mathis, but got
the upper hand in the end to score by a length
and three-quarters. Brazos was three-quarters of
a length away in third.
Alex Gorrie, for owners Let's Be Lucky Part-
nership, said: "We thought he was a fast-ground
horse so we ran him at Haydock after he won at
Musselburgh that year and he never ran after Royal
Roudee (6-1), third over six furlongs on this
course 24 hours earlier, went two places better in
the Crabbie's EBF Stallions Handicap over the
minimum trip---despite unshipping Hayley Turner
on the way to the start and running loose.
Tom Dascombe's charge was unruffled and put
the race to bed in style as he bounded clear in the
final furlong to beat Rita's Boy by a length and
a quarter. Apprentice Jack Garritty is just one win-
ner away from having his 5lb allowance reduced
to 3lb after steering Instant Attraction home in
the Love2Shop Handicap.
Garritty showed his skill by delivering Jedd
O'Keeffe's charge from the widest draw to defeat
Chosen Character by three-quarters of a length.
Vibe Queen (100-30) stepped up on her New-
bury debut fourth to open her account in the LDF
Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
The John Gosden-trained filly swept five lengths
clear of River Of Babylon under Rab Havlin.
Andrew Balding's Storm Force Ten (100-30
favourite) warded off all potential challengers to
land the Betway Apprentice Handicap under 7lb
claimer Edward Greatrex by two and a quarter
lengths from Two Jabs.
Zarwaan ticks enough boxes for a
sporting nap selection in the £102,000
Victoria Cup Handicap over seven fur-
longs of good Ascot ground today, it s
six weeks since this Hamdan Al Mak-
toum-owned Dutch Art gelding finished
a creditable sixth (of 22!) in the Lincoln
and that form bears close inspection.
A major factor is the form of Ed Dunlop's
yard. Big Ed' hit the winners' enclosure
on Wednesday with Chester Cup hero,
Trip To Paris, which continued a lucrative
spell, and Zarwaan will undoubtedly be
rarin' to go over a distance that should be
ideal. No complaints either with his draw,
smack in the middle (14) of 29 runners.
Of course this-type race is reckoned a
lottery' but our time-handicap has enjoyed
tremendous successes down the years with
strongly-run sprints, especially on straight,
galloping, grade one tracks.
Pointless trolling through others, Zarwaan
has an excellent chance and with Paul
Hanagan at the top of his game is worth
backing, and following.
Forgotten Hero is ready to win and
though selecting decs' from a trainer on
the dreaded cold list' seldom pays off
Charles Hills will soon be back on track,
of that I'm certain.
One of six other meetings on yet another
overwhelming super-Saturday' is good
to soft' Thirsk where Richard Fahey-trained
should win the Maiden Stakes over a mile,
Purchased out of John Gosden's yard
this four-year-old Street Cry colt was well
beaten a fortnight back in a similar race at
Leicester but shaped well and it's interesting
to note Obsidian is dropped back in trip!
Hero not Forgotten
2.00 Forgotten Hero (e.w)
3.45 Zarwaan (nap)
Danzeno is to be dropped back to the
minimum trip for the first time in his
career after trainer Michael Appleby
revealed plans to start him off in the bet-
fred.com Temple Stakes at Haydock today.
The Compton Verney trainer has opted
to run the lightly-raced four-year old at
Haydock as opposed to the Duke of York
Clipper Logistics Stakes over six furlongs
at York's Dante meeting.
Although touched off by a head on his
final two starts of the season, the gelded
son of Denounce showed he is a sprinter
with plenty of potential when landing the
Group Three Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle
back in June.
Appleby said: "We have decided that we
are not going to York, as I think the ground
won't be quick enough for him.
"The plan instead is to go to the Temple
Stakes the following Saturday with him. He
has come back really well and I think he
has grown and strengthened.
"Andrew (Mullen) thought he may be as
good over five furlongs, so we thought we
would try him in the Temple Stakes."
Looking to the future, Appleby has ruled
out taking his stable star to Royal Ascot in
June with him aiming instead towards the
Darley July Cup.
Appleby said: "We are not going to Royal
Ascot as I just think it might be a bit too
much for him what with all the noise and
the crowds. "I am confident he could turn
into a Group One horse and his big aim this
year will be the July Cup."
Danzeno set for Temple raid
Not So Sleepy showed a willing resolve
to get the better of a thrilling finish in
the Betfair Dee Stakes.
In a bid to find the better ground, Jim
Crowley bounced the 11-1 shot out into
the middle of the track before crossing
over to take the lead heading around the
Setting a steady pace, Crowley wound
things up from the front in a move which
saw Aidan O'Brien's short-priced favourite
Smuggler's Cove become the first beaten.
Heading down the home straight the
Hughie Morrison-trained runner was chal-
lenged on each side by Prince Gagarin and
As Prince Gagarin could find no more,
it was left to Disegno to try and pass but
in tenacious fashion the outsider of the
quartet stuck his neck out on the line to
score by a short head.
Crowley said: "We got it nice and easy
out in front and he settled well. It was the
first time I had ridden him and Hughie
said he could be a bit keen. He got headed
and did really well to battle back.
"I thought the ground was better out
there (middle of the track) and I didn't
want to get a horse upsides him early on."
Morrison said: "He has a lot of ability
and it's thanks to the lads who ride him
at home that he's run the race he has today.
"He was a bit keen, but he loved it. He
stayed every yard and went on the ground.
"It's a nice birthday present for Lord
Blyth, who owns this horse with his wife,
Lady Blyth. They have got lots of nice hors-
"Owner-breeders are crucial to our
industry. They have two or three mares
and support the industry regardless. We
are lucky to have them."
He added: "There is no grand plan. He
probably wants soft ground, so he might
go to France at some stage as he stays well
"He has always run slightly on his nerves,
but maybe this will make him grow up."
Smuggler's Cove trailed in a well-beaten
last, with a failure to act on the ground
put forward as the reason for his below-
Sleepy time in Dee thriller
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