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Impressive Newmarket winner Gleneagles tops
the list of 16 possibles for the Tattersalls Irish
2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. His
trainer Aidan O Brien has also left in Cape Clear
Island, Highland Reel, Sir Isaac Newton, Smug-
gler s Cove, The Warrior and War Envoy.
Roger Varian is hoping for some ease in the
ground to allow Belardo to show his true colours.
The Lope De Vega colt looked every inch a Classic
contender after rounding off a fine juvenile campaign
with a Group One success in the Dewhurst Stakes
at Newmarket, but he was never a factor on his
first start at three, finishing down the field in last
month s Greenham at Newbury.
Varian insists there are no signs his charge has
not trained on judged on his homework and he
expects a bold show on Saturday, as long as under-
foot conditions are suitable.
"He doesn t want it too quick. I think good ground
and anything easier than good is favourable," the
trainer told At The Races.
"You have to keep faith in these horses and you
can t write them off after one run, especially as the
ground was very quick at Newbury and he just
never let himself down."
Joining Belardo on the trip from England could
be Richard Hannon s duo of Ivawood and Lexington
Times, although stablemate Estidhkaar was a sur-
prise absentee having been forced to miss the race
with a dirty scope.
Hannon on Monday stated his intention to run
the Champagne Stakes winner after being thrilled
by a piece of work at the weekend, but plans have
had to be shelved.
He will now be represented by Ivawood, third
behind Gleneagles at Newmarket, and Lexington
The Ger Lyons-trained Cappella Sansevero, Con-
vergence and Endless Drama all still remain.
Pat Shanahan s Carbon Dating, Dermot Weld s
Tombelaine and Kevin Prendergast s Mohaayed
complete the list.
Gleneagles is quoted at 2/5 by bookmakers Sky
Bet, with Ivawood 9/2 to reverse the form and
Highland Reel first of the O Brien possibles at 12/1.
entries for Guineas
to Irish 1,000
Willie McCreery feels Devonshire deserves her
place in the line up after she was supplemented
by Godolphin for Sunday s Tattersalls Irish 1,000
Guineas at the Curragh.
The Fast Company filly has been second on both
her outings in Group Three company this season
and in an open year connections felt it was worth
taking the plunge.
Having chased home Dermot Weld s Stormfly
over seven furlongs in April, she turned that form
around but was beaten by Kissed By Angels a month
David Wachman s Legatissimo and Jim Bolger s
Lucida, first and second in the Guineas at New-
market, were among the fillies taken out at the
A total of 21 fillies are still in contention, including
Aidan O Brien s Kissed By Angels. O Brien could
also run Found, Outstanding, Qualify and Wedding
Vow. Jessica Harrington has two strong candidates
in Jack Naylor and Bocca Baciata while Jim Bolger
has left in Pleascach, Mainicin and Steip Amach.
Mick Channon s Malabar ran well to finish fourth
at Newmarket while Mick Halford s Raydara was
one of the best juveniles last season.
Dermot Weld has a couple of interesting con-
tenders in Joailliere and Stormfly.
James Given s pair of Pastoral Girl and Russian
Punch and the Clive Brittain-trained Teosroyal are
others still engaged.
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 19
19 (Horse) 6.30 pm
28 (Red Fish)---10.30 am
34 (Blind Man)---1 pm
20 (Dog)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
36 (Donkey) 1 pm
21 (Mouth) 10.30 am
Ryan Moore, the scourge of the book-
makers with a fabulous five-timer at New-
bury on Saturday, hit the layers again with
an 18.5/1 treble on Shanghai Glory, Melo-
dious and Grand Inquisitor at Nottingham
The in-demand three-times champion
struck for three different trainers to boost
his hopes of regaining the jockeys title.
Moore was cut to 11/4 from 7/2 by Sky
Bet, although Richard Hughes remains the
4/9 market-leader to take the championship
for a third and final time before his retire-
Inevitably, Moore took the feature EBF
Stallions winner.co.uk Fillies Handicap on
the David Elsworth-trained Melodious (11/8
The recent course winner asserted close
home to post a three-quarters-of-a-length
win over Graceland.
"She s progressive and hopefully she can
go on to better things later on," said
Elsworth s travelling head lad Peter Maugh-
an.Moore enjoyed an armchair ride on Sir
Michael Stoute s Grand Inquisitor (7/4
favourite), part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson,
who swept to a five-length verdict in the
Breeders Backing Racing EBF winner.co.uk
His spree began in the opening British
Stallion Studs EBF winner.co.uk Maiden
Stakes on Shanghai Glory (2/1 favourite),
who was giving trainer Charlie Hills his
third winner in 24 hours.
The Lambourn handler had been on the
cold list until ending a 69-runner lean spell
with an across-the-card double on Monday
and he followed up with his only runner of
"He s improved for the step up to six fur-
longs and he was much more streetwise,"
said Hills assistant, Joe Herbert.
Moonadee (3/1 joint-favourite) could soon
return to Nottingham after coming out on
top in the Bet & Watch At winner.co.uk
Classified Stakes, despite hanging badly
Andrew Mullen s mount led inside the
final 75 yards to beat Vale Of Iron by a
length for trainer Mick Appleby.
"He s got a lot of ability, it was just green-
ness. He ll come on a lot for this," said the
"We got him for five grand and he s a
"There s a race for him back here in a
week or so. He might come back for that."
Michael Scudamore s Shades Of Silver
(9/2) spreadeagled the opposition as he
scooted home by eight lengths in the Horse
Racing Loyalty Bonus At winner.co.uk
Handicap under Jim Crowley.
Jockey Paddy Mathers rode his first win-
ner for 32 days when bringing home Robin
Park (14/1) an easy winner of the Bet &
Watch At winner.co.uk Handicap for trainer
Rylee Mooch justified 7/2 favouritism in
division one of the Download The
winner.co.uk App Now Handicap, while
division two was claimed in good style by
Harrogate Fair (4/1).
Trainer Michael Squance said Harrogate
Fair, who was three-quarters of a length
too strong for Humour, could return to
action under a penalty at Nottingham on
Moore adds treble to five-timer
History illustrates, conclusively, that
betting our time-handicap selections, when
ridden by a prolific jockey and trained by
an established, experienced, horseman, is
the key to success; hopefully this tried and
tested formula holds in the Maiden Stakes
over twelve furlongs of Lingfield polytrack
To make profit from horse-racing you
have to achieve a satisfatory level of con-
sistency; by virtue of computing the TH
and sticking with set-weight races, thus
avoiding handicaps which are designed to
make all runners dead-heat, we have proved
beyond reasonable doubt it s possible to
profit, in the long term.
Incidentally there are usually about two
dead-heats a season, from thousands of
In the history of punting it s never been
more difficult to pinpoint winners, due to
the overwhelming fixture list, and so, as
previously mentioned, the daily patent,
which represents less bets (less debts!), really
is the only way forward if you are hell bent
on pursuing an objective of making racing
pay as a serious bettor.
It can be done but not by guessing and
Royal History certainly isn t a stab in the
dark; Saeed bin Suroor s charge looks solid
judged on a reliable time-figure and he ll
be the mount of William Buick, contracted
to owners Godolphin along with James
Both are young, enthusiastic, dedicated,
and consistent, punters need that, jockeys
who can get job done! You can t beat the
draw is a well-known maxim but surely
with at least a stone in hand once-raced
Tajathub and Paul Hanagan will prevail in
the 3-y-o Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs
of Kempton poly which is riding superbly
according to several senior jockeys.
Also at good to soft Ayr the chance of
Regal Dan is obvious in the ten-runner aged
handicap over seven furlongs; all boxes are
ticked but they have been before!
www.dailyearner.co.uk and there is a jump-
ing fixture at Warwick which could yield
an update; always be ready!
Make it Royal History
10.30 Royal History
11.20 Regal Dan
Ryan Moore rode treble yesterday.
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