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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 4
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 3
31 PARSON WIFE 5
34 BLIND MAN 1
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to May 28
14 (Money) 6.30 pm
32 (Shrimp)---10.30 am
29 (Opium Man)---1 pm
6 (Belly)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
25 (Morocoy) 1 pm
30 (House Cat) 10.30 am
Murgan is strongly-fancied to make it
fifth time lucky and, justify favouritism,
in the Maiden Stakes over twelve furlongs
of Haydock this evening, first leg of a fas-
cinating two-day(s) fixture on the popular,
left-handed Lancashire course which has
a similar lay-out to Newbury.
That s significant because Murgan
achieved his best time-handicap mark to
date over a similar distance on the Berkshire
circuit a fortnight ago under Andrea Atzeni
who, apparently, was suitably impressed.
On this occasion however the other con-
tracted Qatar Racing jockey, Oisin Murphy,
partners the Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained
Opposition is thin on the forecast good
ground and, hopefully, Murphy will be
instructed to set a strong gallop and sort
out the wheat from the chaff; nigh on a
Earlier that could also be the case with
once-raced, Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned
Khalaas, one of nine decs for the Maiden
3-y-o Stakes over seven furlongs of good
to firm Newcastle.
Khalaas did enough on debut 219 days
ago and with William Haggas yard in full
flow, (three winners Tuesday!) this represents
Diamond Lady is worth chancing in the
eleven-runner aged handicap over six fur-
longs; it s nigh on a year since William
Stone s charge scored.
Consistency often brings reward, unfor-
tunately with handicappers it s counter pro-
ductive because the ratings are never adjust-
ed to advantage.
Apprentice Kieren Shoemark is booked
for Diamond Lady, his 5lbs allowance might
just do the trick; each-way is recommended.
Murgan strongly fancied
1.15 DIAMOND LADY
Connections of dual Arc
heroine Treve are confident the
brilliant mare remains at the
peak of her powers ahead of
her highly anticipated return
to action in the Prix Corrida at
After a stunning display in
Europe s premier middle-dis-
tance event two seasons ago,
Criquette Head-Maarek s pride
and joy endured a largely dis-
appointing campaign last year
before brilliantly bouncing back
to form to defend her crown at
The five-year-old was set to
go to stud, but owners Al Shaqab
Racing sportingly decided to
bring her back into training in
the hope she could become the
first horse to win the Prix de
l Arc de Triomphe three times.
Harry Herbert, Al Shaqab rac-
ing manager, said: "Treve is in
fantastic form. I saw her last
week and she looked absolutely
"She s fuller than she was last
year and is moving beautifully,
seeming to have retained all her
"Provided she s straight
enough and she s done enough
work-wise, which I m sure she
has, hopefully she ll give a really
good account of herself.
"It s wonderful having her for
this attempt for a third Arc.
Everything that goes on at this
time of year is a bonus as she s
a proper autumn filly.
"It seems to be that she
thrives later on in the year, but,
I have to say, there is a different
look about her right now than
perhaps I saw in the spring of
"She had a little back issue
and some foot issues (last sea-
son), but she seems really well
and the way she s moving and
striding out is impressive.
"I know Thierry Jarnet (jock-
ey) couldn t have been happier
with her the other day and was
all smiles. She s a remarkable
racehorse and it s just so exciting
for everybody to see her back
on the track."
Treve faces eight rivals on her
comeback, with Freddy Head s
Group One winner We Are the
most obvious threat.
Should all go according to
plan, Head-Maarek s charge is
likely to run in the Grand Prix
de Saint-Cloud at the end of
June before a mid-season break.
"At the moment, it s a four-
race campaign - (Prix Corrida),
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Ver-
meille and then the Arc," Herbert
told At The Races.
'Remarkable' Treve ready to roll
Western Hymn edged out Arab Spring in
a thrilling renewal of the Cantor Fitzgerald
Research Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown.
The latter jumped out to make it under Ryan
Moore and proved very hard to pass through
the final furlong as the principals fought it
out.James Doyle had been happy to sit just off
the pace on the John Gosden-trained Western
Hymn (11-4), who improved travelling well a
quarter of a mile from home before being given
the office to chase down the leader.
It was virtually stride for stride to the line,
with a head in it at the finish.
Prolific all-weather scorer Tryster was one
of the first beaten and was eased by William
Buick when his chance had gone.
Gosden said: "I told James he was spot on
today, but not to make his move until inside
the final two furlongs as he thinks he has done
enough. He got there a bit too soon, had he
have waited he would probably have won by
half a length.
"The second horse is a lovely horse, he set
a lovely pace, and they were both carrying
"I m delighted with Eagle Top (fourth),
Frankie (Dettori) said he ran like he needed it
and he ran really how I wanted him to."
Last year s winner Brown Panther and the
unbeaten Forgotten Rules are two of the star
names among 48 entries for the Palmerstown
House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh
on September 13.
The Tom Dascombe-trained Brown Panther
kicked off the new campaign with a terrific
triumph in Dubai and was only narrowly denied
by Snow Sky on his return to European action
in the Yorkshire Cup earlier this month.
Snow Sky is also among the 13 potential
British challengers, as is his stable companion
Gospel Choir, Marco Botti s Tac De Boistron
and Ed Dunlop s globetrotter Red Cadeaux.
Forgotten Rules is one of seven entries for
Dermot Weld as the master of Rosewell House
bids to win the Irish Leger for an eighth time.
The Ascot Gold Cup favourite is joined by
the likes of Windsor Park, Good Tradition and
Aidan O Brien won the race with Yeats in
2007 and again with Septimus 12 months later
and he has a team of 11 entered this time
around. Giovanni Canaletto, Diamondsandru-
bies, Hans Holbein and Together Forever are
just some of the familiar names that could
Consort maintained his unbeaten record
after overcoming a rough passage to take
the Cantor Fitzgerald Corporate Finance
Heron Stakes at Sandown in some style.
Ryan Moore s mount had to be snatched
up coming off the bend and found himself
short of room on more than one occasion,
the most recent of those seeing White Lake
sweep to the front.
It seemed like the race had got away from
him, but once Moore gathered the Sir
Michael Stoute-trained 11-4 favourite he
picked up smartly to win going away in the
end by two and a half lengths.
Stoute said: "I was very impressed with
the way he quickened, he has just taken a
long time to come to himself this spring
and only did his first piece of impressive
work last week.
"Let s see what this does for him, I d like
to have a word with Ryan Moore first.
"He s not the most impressive home
worker and we came here tonight thinking
he might want a mile and a quarter.
"It was pretty impressive over a mile, he
could go for the St James s Palace or the
Tercentenary Stakes at Royal Ascot."
Classy Consort takes Heron spoils
Treve is in
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