Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 13th 2015 Contents Steppe Daughter has an outstanding
opportunity to register that elusive, much-
needed, first success in the six-runner
Maiden Stakes over ten furlongs of good
to firm Bath tonight when the only con-
ceivable danger is eternally-vexing Glas-
gow Central; should be an interesting,
On the time-handicap Steppe Daughter
is sufficiently advantaged by a 5lbs fillies
allowance; that equates to more than two
lengths on a unique surface which is never
watered; it s the highest racecourse in the
United Kingdom and has no irrigation sys-
Oisin Murphy is booked for Steppe
Daughter, an admirably consistent sort;
the young Irishman will be keen to post
a few winners on the back of his apprentice
championship last year because in this
game memories fade, quickly.
It s imperative Steppe Daughter gains
winning brackets for stud purposes, I ll
bet she does and that Glasgow Central
wont be long winning!
Earlier it s a similar situation in the four-
teen-runner Maiden Stakes over six fur-
longs of soft (heavy in places!) Newcastle
where Debit might just prove too strong
for Aprovado; this isn t so clear cut, Godol-
phin sends a superbly-bred newcomer,
Classic Win, and Richard Fahey introduces
Don t Touch.
Two respected trainers but you have to
wonder why their three-year-old repre-
sentatives haven t raced before!
Four-year-old Debit is selected on the
strength of several promising efforts when
trained by Clive cox last season; he s now
with shrewd Northern-based Brian Ellison
who often does well with big-yard cast-
Two runs haven t yielded any reward
but Debit can do better and Ellison is
Aprovado should run well but tacking
aged horses in sprints at this time of
year, especially on an extremely demanding
surface on a very stiff track, is a daunting
prospect for Michael Dod s charge.
Incidentally York kicks off its season
with the three-day(s) Dante meeting but
it looks impossible and so often racegoers
are best being cautious on the first day of
a major fixture; it s so necessary to get a
feel of the environment, ground, etc!
Daily Earneris in tremendous form; don t
forget to click on for updates on www.dai-
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
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 4
34 BLIND MAN 1
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to May 12
23 (House) 6.30 pm
5 (Parson Man)---10.30 am
34 (Blind Man)---1 pm
12 (King)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
27 (Little Snake)
35 (Big Snake) 1 pm
8 (Tiger) 10.30 am
120 POETIC VERSE
3.45 WREN'S CASTLE (e.w.)
There is a three-way tie at the top of the
Go Racing in Yorkshire Top Jockey leader-
board heading into the Dante Festival at York
The Yorkshire championship runs from Lin-
coln day at Doncaster in March to the sea-
son-ending November Handicap card at the
same track, taking in all of the Yorkshire Flat
race meetings in between.
Daniel Tudhope, Paul Mulrennan and Jason
Hart are all tied on 10 winners so far this sea-
son, with Graham Lee just one behind on
And the fine margins at the top of the
leaderboard are reflected in the betting, with
Yorkshire-based firm Sky Bet struggling to
separate the top two in the market.
Tudhope just edges favouritism heading
into the Dante Festival and is 5/4 market leader,
with Lee an 11/8 chance. Hart and Mulrennan
are 20/1 and 25/1 respectively, with Tony
Hamilton, who has seven winners, a 7/1
The Go Racing in Yorkshire Top Trainer
championship, on the other hand, looks to be
a two-horse race.
Richard Fahey currently tops the standings
on 18 winners, with David O Meara just one
behind on 17. The pair are clear of the rest,
with Charlie Appleby, Karl Burke and Kevin
Ryan leading the chasing pack with six winners
O Meara is the 4/5 favourite to land the
award, with Fahey an even-money shot. It s
33/1 any other trainer comes home with a
wet sail and defeats the pair.
Jason Hart 10
Paul Mulrennan 10
Daniel Tudhope 10
Graham Lee 9
Tony Hamilton 7
Philip Makin 6
Jamie Spencer 6
Richard Fahey 18
David O'Meara 17
Charlie Appleby 6
Karl Burke 6
Kevin Ryan 6
Michael Dods 5
Brian Ellison 5
John Kington was taken to North Tees
Hospital in Stockton with a shoulder injury
following a fall at Sedgefield.
The three-pound claimer took a heavy fall
from Lucy Milan, who was fatally injured, in
the opening Paxtons For Independent Twine
King of String Maiden Hurdle won by Donald
McCain s Black Jack Rover.
Amateur Tommy Dowson was also taken
to the same hospital to be checked over when
suffering from concussion in a fall from King
Of The Dark at the final fence when in second
in the Paxtons For JCB s New Fastrac 4000
Novices Chase, won by Mason Hindmarsh.
"John Kington was taken to hospital with
a dislocated right collarbone and Tommy Dow-
son was also taken there as he was concussed,"
said clerk of the course Sophie Barton.
Tony Hamilton stole the show at Bev-
erley yesterday after partnering a 224-1
treble at the East Yorkshire track.
The in-form rider initiated his three-
timer with a win aboard the Richard
Fahey-trained newcomer Lathom in the
Racing UK On Channel 432 Maiden Stakes.
Racing prominently throughout the five-
furlong event, the 5-1 shot pulled out
enough to hold off the fast-finishing Gen-
eral Alexander by a neck in a race few got
Hamilton said: "He travelled really well
and it felt like a good race. He was dossing
a bit when he got in front, but you d imag-
ine he ll improve a fair bit for that."
Fahey celebrated a double when pro-
viding Hamilton with the final leg of his
treble after Thorkhill Star (11-4) got the
better of a thrilling conclusion in the Bev-
erley Driftwood Horse Maiden Stakes.
Altharoos made up for lost time with
a resolute success under Hamilton in the
Beverley Folk Festival Here 19-21 June
Tracking the pace throughout extended
mile contest, Sally Hall s charge (9-1) was
sent on around a furlong out in the extend-
ed mile contest.
Although early leader Strong Man rallied
to the cause, Altharoos was not to be
denied, sticking his neck out to win by
half a length, prevailing for the first time
since landing a handicap for his previous
trainer Sir Michael Stoute at Thirsk back
Owner Colin Platts said: "He s come on
a lot for the run here last week and loves
it here. He s had a cracked pelvis and a
wind operation, so it s not been easy, but
he s coming good now."
Point North showed he still has plenty
of life left in him after defying his advanc-
ing years to take the second division of
the Annie Oxtoby Memorial Handicap.
Having finished third on his seasonal
return and second last time out at Wolver-
hampton, form figures suggested a win
was not too far away for the evergreen
The 3-1 chance had more than enough
in hand to take the five-furlong event by
Winning trainer John Balding said: "He s
a big old boy and is a difficult horse to
train, so we re absolutely chuffed to bits
"He s been in great form and I m really
pleased for Billy (Herring) as he s been a
long-standing owner for me."
Thatcherite (7-1) vindicated trainer Tony
Coyle s decision to let him take his chance
in the opening division of the Annie Oxtoby
Receiving a clear run up the inside the
seven-year-old, who last won over course
and distance in July, gamely held on to
defeat Adiator by a neck.
Coyle said: "I was unsure about even
declaring him as he needs it like a road.
He needs it quick and, luckily, the ground
came right for him. He works like a 90
horse at home, but it s a shame he doesn t
show it all the time on the track."
The adoption of positive tactics saw
Donna Graciosa (7-2) get off the mark at
the fifth attempt after making nearly every
yard of the running in the Bootleg Beatles
Here On 18 June Handicap, while Danny
Brock secured his first winner on the West-
wood after gaining a facile win aboard
Avenue Des Champs (6-1) in the Beverley
Middle Distance Series Handicap.
Oisin Murphy partnered a rare Beverley
winner when getting Special Code (9-2)
home in the Very British Raceday Saturday
23 May Selling Stakes.
The Heather Dalton-trained winner was
bought back in by owner Stephen Arnold
Hamilton rides treble at Hamilton
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