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‘Captain’ to rule in the Maiden Stakes
over twelve furlongs of Kempton poly-
track tonight when a seven-race pro-
gramme runs in tandem with ‘summer-
jumping’ at ‘good to soft’ Ffos Las, one
of my ‘favourite’ haunts.
That’s primarily because ground con-
ditions are often demanding and it pays
to side with experienced, patient jockeys;
Tony McCoy sussed it out, Paddy Brennan
has enjoyed a deal of success and Tom
Scudamore has certainly grasped the nettle
firmly on a number of occasions.
On a point of experience Captain
Navarre has raced six times and done
everything bar win with three placed
efforts; he’s marginally preferred to twice-
raced, John Gosden-trained Nigel and oth-
ers will need to improve considerably if
either or indeed both hit anything like
their time-handicap marks.
We’re also swayed by the 3lbs apprentice
allowance of Simon Pearce, son of trainer
Lydia who took over the license from hus-
band Jeff several years ago after he was
banned. That was sad, for the family!
Captain Navarre is napped to make it
seventh time lucky and, hopefully, be a
successful second leg of our each-way
double; earlier Hope You Dance looks guar-
anteed to occupy one of three places in
the eight-runner 3-y-o Maiden Stakes
over a mile and a half of ‘good to soft’
Incidentally if ground conditions are
accurately stated how will the nearby
Epsom Derby course ride this weekend?
Now that is food for thought, eh?
Click on to www.dailyearner.co.uk for
any jumping updates, there will be at least
A total of 101 horses took entry for the
Arima Race Club’s (ARC) 19th round of
racing for the season. When entries were
taken yesterday for the nine race card, the
smallest field had nine entrants.
The feature event on Day 19 will be for
three year old and over horses rated 80-50.
The nine horse field which is headed by
impressive last time out scorer Canfield
Casino looks a competitive affair.
Three kilo claiming apprentice Jovika
Boodramsing will be in the saddle which
give the Harold Chadee trained horse a good
chance to repeat in the 1,300 metres event.
Glenn Mendez has a two-pronged attack
in the event with Cat Heir and Kodo.
The latter will be partnered by Wilmer
The Terrance Thomas trained Wild Shuffle
must be respected in the hands of Brian
Post time for first event on Saturday is
Here are the declared runners, riders and
Big Baz (13-8 favourite) booked his place in the
Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot with a clear-cut success
in the Bet totetrifecta Handicap at Nottingham,
A 5lb penalty for his length-and-three-quarter
verdict over Homage guaranteed William Muir’s five-
year-old a place in the one-mile cavalry charge, for
which he was cut to 20-1 from 25s with Betfred.
“We wanted to come here to give him a confi-
dence-booster,” said Muir.
“He’s been running in big fields in the Newbury
Spring Cup and the Victoria Cup and we are going
to the Hunt Cup next.
“When he ran last time my horses weren’t right
and he had a rash, but he was bang there until half
a furlong out and wasn’t beaten far.”
Roxy Star (7-1) toughed out a neck victory over
Deep Blue Sea to claim the EBF Stallions Bet tote-
quadpot Fillies’ Handicap.
Winner of her only previous start last season, the
William Haggas-trained filly overcame a 223-day
absence in game fashion under Pat Cosgrave.
“She probably needed it (the run) but didn’t want
to get beat. I thought Frankie (Dettori, rider of Deep
Blue Sea) was going to do us but it helped her along,”
said the trainer’s wife and assistant, Maureen.
“She’s just needed time. We’ll see how we go but
getting some black type would be the aim.”
Lady Cecil did not have a two-year-old winner in
2014, but Shaden (8-1), her first juvenile runner this
term, got her off the mark straight away in the EBF
Stallions Bet toteplacepot Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
Hayley Turner delivered her late to score cosily by
half a length from Rebel Surge.
“She was a little green beforehand, but she was
professional in the race,” said the Newmarket train-
“We liked what she’d done at home and your first
runner gives you a gauge. Most of our juveniles are
three-year-old types and she was always the most
2.40 HOPE YOU DANCE (ew)
6.10 CAPTAIN NAVARRE (nap ew)
NEW YORK—American Pharoah was
made the early 3-5 favourite yesterday to
win the Belmont Stakes and become US
horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner
in 37 years.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness win-
ner drew the No 5 post position for Sat-
urday’s 1 1/2-mile race at Belmont Park.
Fourteen horses have won from there,
including 1977 Triple Crown champion Seat-
“I’ve always liked the five. It’s a number
I always do well with,” said Bob Baffert,
who trains American Pharoah.
“More important is the horse is doing
The colt took his first steps on the dirt
at Belmont Park earlier in the day, jogging
counterclockwise before being walked off.
“He went the wrong way, so he really
didn’t learn a lot,” said Baffert, who is taking
his fourth shot at the crown.
Frosted drew the No 6 post and was
installed as the 5-1 second choice during
the draw outdoors at Rockefeller Plaza,
where people hung on railings watching the
Frosted finished fourth in the Kentucky
Derby and is based at Belmont Park, where
he has run one race.
Materiality is the 6-1 third choice and
will break from the No 8 post on the far
outside. He was sixth in the Derby and has
never run at Belmont, but trains there for
Mubtaahij ended up on the rail in the No
1 post at 10-1 odds. He was eighth in the
Derby and skipped the Preakness, like several
of the other Belmont contenders.
The top three wagering choices were the
only ones listed at single-digit odds. Tale
of Verve, a surprise second-place finisher
in the Preakness, is 15-1.
Madefromlucky, Pletcher’s other entry,
is 12-1; Keen Ice, seventh in the Derby, is
20-1; and Frammento, 11th in the Derby, is
the longest shot in the eight-horse field at
Zawraq has made “substantial improvement” in
his race against time to be fit for the Investec Derby
at Epsom on Saturday.
Dermot Weld’s unbeaten colt is among the leading
fancies for the premier Classic, but after completing
a satisfactory piece of work on Tuesday morning, he
was found to have been slightly lame upon his return
to the yard.
Initial X-rays and scans suggested the injury was
not serious and his leg has been iced during the last
Zawrag engaged in light exercise yesterday morning,
although any decision on his Derby participation is
unlikely to made until later today at the earliest.
Angus Gold, racing manager for owner Sheikh
Hamdan Al Maktoum, said: “I have just spoken to
Mr Weld and, in his words, the horse is 80 per cent
better than he was this time yesterday.
“They’ve taken him out this morning and he’s
“Leigh Roche, who has done most of the work on
him, trotted him and he thought he felt 100 per cent.
“The vet was there and he said he could see he
was still feeling it little bit, but there has certainly
been substantial improvement and it’s a step in the
“They will now continue with the icing and he
will be X-rayed again and rescanned this afternoon,
just to check nothing more sinister has come to light.
“As long as they are clear and as long as he’s sound,
he’ll have a good canter tomorrow morning with Pat
Smullen aboard and how he comes out of that will
obviously be crucial.
“I think he’ll probably canter around 8am, then
they’ll have to leave him an hour to cool down and
then they’ll see how he is.
“Being positive, if he canters and everything is
fine, I would imagine he’ll be declared.”
Hope with the ‘Captain!’
Canfield Casino and Kodo to battle
American Pharoah is Belmont favourite
Big success for Baz
progress for Derby bid
ARC DAY 19 ENTRIES
R1: NOON - 3 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 45-0 -
1,400 (TURF) - $34,000
Brilliance N Samaroo 57; Gold Coin B Boodramsing
51; Amber Sky D Khelawan 54.5; Way To Go P
Badrie 54.5; Lady Sage J Reyes 55.5; Who Is The
Problem R Hasranah 51.5; Consideritdone P Badrie
53.5; Aztec Gold R Angnoo 57; Heroes N Legends
N Mohammed 55; Saynomore J Boodramsing 56;
Red River N Patrick 56; Bulletproof W Galviz 54.5;
Spectacular Return R Ali 53.5
R2: 12.40 PM - NATIVE BRED 4 YO & OVER
MAIDENS - 1,100M (TURF) - $32,000
Poppy Love R Angnoo 47.5; Champagne Affair P
Badrie 54.5; Sweet Shaka J Stephen 47; Stormin
Angel B Boodramsing 49.5; I’m Yours R Hasranah
52; Stroke Of Love L C Seecharan 39.5; Dig Deep
L C Seecharan 42; Macho Me L A Seecharan 48.5;
That’s Me MrPepe J Boodramsing 49.5; Set Me
Free L Keizer 57
R3: 1.20 PM - NATIVE BRED 3 YO & OVER
MAIDENS - 1,700M - $44,000
Sweetmaninsouth R Angnoo 54.5; Don Pedro B
Boodramsing 54.5; Precocious P Badrie 52; Red
Wine R Hernandez 48; Carlos L A Seecharan 54.5;
Mikeisback J Stephen 57; Treasure Queen J
Boodramsing 54; San Antonio L C Seecharan 52;
The Candidate T Phillips 57; Man To Come N
Samaroo 57; Lion’s Portion A Poon 52.5; Aim For
The Stars L Keizer 52
0 - 1,700 - $32,000
Seal The Deal D Rodrigo 56.5; Lady Felisha J
Boodramsing 54.5; Little Otis B Boodramsing
57; Super Easy J Stephen 53.5; King Stand R
Hernandez 54.5; Ice’D’Gold L C Seecharan 55;
Gold Bead N Patrick 55; Al Kahina R Angnoo 56;
The Cheerleader R Ali 53
R5: 2.42 PM - 3 YO & OVER HORSES RATED
30-0 - 1,300 - $31,000
Resurgence N Abrego 57; Always Ready R
Hernandez 52.5; Georgia’schoice R Hasranah 57;
Upset D Dance J Stephen 52; Caspian Sea L A
Seecharan 55.5; Measured Response P Badrie
55.5; All Is Yours W Galviz 53; Ready And Alert
N Samaroo 54.5; Music Show R Ali 50; Lady
Marisa N Moahmmed 54.5; Best Defence D
Khelawan 54.5; The Conqueror B Boodramsing
53.5; Queen Esther J Boodramsing 57; Roxanne
K Jadoo 55
RATED 70-55 - 1,100 (TURF) - $43,000
Thays W Galviz 54.5; Sea Gold R Angnoo 50.5;
Dandridge J Boodramsing 55; Sea Of Gdansk P
Badrie 53.5; Golden Enchantment D Khelawan
56.5; Absolutely Chrome B Boodramsing 55;
Diamond Flirt K Khelawan 57; Against The
Odds R Jadoo 56; Purple Touch R Ali 51; Harry
Could Dance R Hernandez 56.5
R7: 4.04 PM - 3 YO & OVER HORSES RATED
55-40 - 1,750 - $37,400
Frankenstein K Khelawan 54.5; Afterthebooks
A Poon 53; D’Sportsman R Hernandez 53;
Freedomfighter W Galviz 53; Glorify N
Mohammed 52; Be My Lover B Boodramsing
56.5; Director Dream J Boodramsing 52.5; War
Council R Angnoo 57; Drogbar N Samaroo 54.5;
Onetokeep N Flavenney 53; Farad L Keizer
54.5; Raise Your Glass P Badrie 56.5;
Potiphar’s Wife J Reyes 53
R8: 4.44 PM - 3 YO & OVER HORSES RATED
80-50 - 1,300 - $48,500
Wild Shuffle B Boodramsing 56; Goliath’s Boy
N Mohammed 54; Bandwagon R Hernandez 52;
Free Passage R Angnoo 53; Cat’s Heir N
Samaroo 53; Canfield Casino J Boodramsing 57;
One Fortheroad P Badrie 56; Okeechobee Boy
N Flavenney 52.5; Kodo W Galviz 54.5
RATED 60-45 - 1,350 - $41,000
Big Man J Stephen 57; Allied T Phillips 57; Ten
Powers K Khelawan 57; Blue Oracle J
Boodramsing 56.5; A Great Moment W Galviz
57; Convoy R Jadoo 57; Officer Ike N Abrego
57; Quick City N Patrick 55.5; Central Square D
Rodrigo 51; Cramers Rule R Hernandez 55.5;
Maximus A Poon 56.5
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