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Mustaaqeem is one of seven rides for
dual-champion jockey, Paul Hanagan, in
division two of the mile Maiden Stakes
over the straight mile at a soft Doncaster
this afternoon; this once-raced
Dynaformer colt is by far his best chance
of making the winners enclosure on a day
when there are four flat fixtures and jump-
ing at Towcester.
Of course it s overwhelming, absolutely
ludicrous, and the reason why one devised
the daily patent which involves three singles,
three doubles and a treble; never bet less
than 2/1 on single bets!
Sometimes that means only four units
are used but less is better when punting;
over a period of a month you will find the
DP covers all needs and that s what serious
betting is all about, long term, and patience.
Even though one details each-way as an
option in selection panels you are best play-
ing win only for the DP.
Given his profile Mustaaqeem, runner-
up in the fast-run Wood Ditton over the
Rowley Mile last month, will probably go
off a 2 s chance because the obvious rival
to Sir Michael Stoute s charge is Druids
Ridge, trained by John Gosden.
Both these training leviathans are begin-
ning to get their operations into shape and
following them, whenever possible, virtually
guarantees success; I ll pinpoint their obvious
Druids Ridge was also second on debut
but the actual time-figure achieved by Mus-
taaqeem was a deal superior and reports
suggest he could be a real special!
The Twisler, recently acquired at New-
market sales by Jane Chappple-Hyam out
of Charles Hills yard, should appreciate
easier underfoot conditions in the opening
3-y-o handicap over twelve furlongs and
could give some return for the 20,000
It was like a road when The Twisler ran
on well to finish second on firm Bath 18
days ago; his action suggests that didn t
suit but he appears to be on a lenient mark
and useful 3lbs apprentice Danny Brock is
a significant booking.
A review of the action from the first day of
the Killarney May Festival, where Davy Russell
was seen at his best in the wet conditions.
Davy Russell gave Letter Of Credit a canny
ride to run out a comfortable winner of the Leane s
Tool Hire & Lawnmowers Chase at a wet Kil-
While the three other jockeys took a wide
course in the rain-softened going, Russell saved
ground by sticking to the inside.
His tactics paid off as Letter Of Credit (6/1)
sailed into the lead in the straight to score by
seven and a half lengths from the even-money
favourite Baily Green.
The Nicky Henderson-trained Finian s Rainbow
was a late withdrawal due to the change in con-
Winning trainer Jimmy Mangan said: "Ground
is the key to him; Davy went along the corners
on the bad ground but you always do the right
thing when you win!
"In fairness to him he ran a blinder at Cork
when he nearly caught Roi Du Mee for second
and that was a hell of a run.
"More small fields and plenty of rain are the
plan for him!"
Noel Meade was on the mark in the feature
Ladbrokes Ireland Handicap Hurdle as Waxies
Dargle returned to form under Paul Townend.
The 9/2 joint-favourite was on terms two out
and got the better of a duel with Mrs Mac from
the last, keeping on strongly for a two-and-a-
Meade said: "Ground was a huge factor as he
wants it soft and I was wondering this morning
whether or not it was worth sending him down
here, but the forecast was bad.
"He worked at Punchestown before Cheltenham
and worked electric and while I really fancied
him in the County Hurdle, he ran a stinker and
obviously wasn t quite right.
"He then ran okay on the first day of Pun-
chestown, but the ground was too quick and it ll
be too quick for the Galway Hurdle - planning
that would be pointless as he d need weather like
"Paul is a very good rider and I ve been lucky
enough to have had him a few times."
Ruby Walsh seemed particularly taken with
Karalee after her victory in the Kelly Brothers
The 1/2 favourite accounted for Sophie s World
by seven and a half lengths, and Walsh said of
the Willie Mullins-trained four-year-old: "We
kept her a maiden to keep her a novice and she
is a novice with a big future.
"If it stays raining she ll probably have another
run, if it dries up you probably won t see her for
Jamaican Bolt can strengthen
his already close ties with Don-
caster by winning the
icap over seven furlongs.
Geoff Oldroyd s useful seven-
year-old is always a threat on
Town Moor, especially when
there is cut in the ground.
And while he must carry
joint-top weight for this assign-
ment, the prospect of easy
underfoot conditions could
prove the difference between
winning and losing.
No better was that illustrated
than at Doncaster last October,
when Jamaican Bolt edged nearly
a length clear in a six-furlong
handicap, having previously had
no luck whatsoever at Haydock.
It was a similar story back in
South Yorkshire for a class two
handicap over course and dis-
tance, when he finished well
down the field after having suf-
fered a turbulent start to a race.
The gelded son of Pivotal
returned to the fray at Doncaster
in March, when, despite his big
odds, he finished an encouraging
sixth behind Tatlisu.
Oldroyd then sent him to
Newcastle last month, when he
again shaped promisingly on
reasonably brisk ground.
With a bit rain forecast before
racing, Jamaican Bolt remains a
tantalising prospect off just a
4lb higher mark than when he
was successful last autumn.
Connections have always been
adamant seven furlongs is the
way forward. This might provide
a definitive answer.
Shifting Power should have
more than enough about him to
win the Ladbrokes Royal Wind-
sor Stakes at Windsor.
Richard Hannon s powerful
four-year-old is the highest rated
horse in the line-up and should
be far sharper than on his sea-
sonal debut at Sandown last
Richard Hughes did not get
too serious with Shifting Power
once the cause was lost, pre-
sumably with bigger summer
races in mind.
Fourth in last season s Guineas
and second in both the Irish
equivalent and the Prix Jean Prat,
he is head and shoulders above
most of these.
Pryers Princess is a strong
fancy in the Roger & Mary
Marsh Handicap at Wolver-
The three-year-old filly has
done well in some hot enough
maidens, without getting her
head in front, but trainer Michael
Herrington ought to fancy his
chances now his inmate goes
A mark of 65 gives Herrington
plenty of room to manoeuvre,
while the return to five furlongs
should hold no terrors for this
speedy daughter of Medicean.
Perennial can be trusted to
run with honour in the Racing
Together Give And Gain Day
Handicap at Musselburgh.
The six-year-old stayed on
nicely for third place in a mile-
and-a-half handicap at this track
at the beginning of the month
and seems almost certain to
enjoy himself over this longer
Champion jockey Hanagan
Jamaican Bolt nailed on for success
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: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to May 9
18 (Water Boat) 6.30 pm
2 (Old Lady)---10.30 am
36 (Jackass)---1 pm
24 (Queen)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
26 (Fowl) 1 pm
13 (Crapaud) 10.30 am
Doncaster, 2.10 The Twisler (e.w.); 3.50
Mustaaqeem (nap); Wolverhampton,
4.40 Rio Falls (e.w.).
Chris Wilson provides a selection for
every race as he previews today's
action with Jamaican Bolt carrying
DONCASTER: 2.10 Siren's Cove, 2.40
Ela Goog La Mou, 3.15 Alkawn, 3.50
Druids Ridge, 4.25 JAMAICAN BOLT
(NAP), 5.00 Mulaaseq, 5.30
Normandy Knight, 6.05 Three
KILLARNEY: 5.05 Exxaro, 5.40 Ted
Veale, 6.10 Childrens List, 6.40
Highbrow Blue, 7.10 Rossvoss, 7.40
Ravished, 8.10 Slieveardagh, 8.40
MUSSELBURGH: 2.00 Perennial,
2.30 Fishergate, 3.05 Cono Zur, 3.40
Jammy Moment, 4.15 Straight Gin,
4.50 Go Dan Go, 5.20 Findog.
TOWCESTER: 6.00 Hartside, 6.30
Trigger Point, 7.00 On Trend, 7.30
Wicklewood, 8.00 Town Mouse, 8.30
WINDSOR: 5.50 Alaskan Phantom,
6.20 Genres, 6.50 Subcontinent, 7.20
Shifting Power, 7.50 Conflicting
Advice, 8.20 Vanishing.
Copacobana, 2.20 Topaling, 2.55
Pryers Princess, 3.30 Rialto Magic,
4.05 Merritt Island, 4.40 Rio Falls,
5.10 Eloquence, 5.45 Helium.
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