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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 2
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN 4
30 HOUSE CAT 3
31 PARSON WIFE 5
34 BLIND MAN 1
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to June 8
12 (King) 6.30 pm
9 (Cattle)---10.30 am
32 (Shrimp)---1 pm
26 (Fowl)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man) 1 pm
Mister Brightside is napped to gain his
first success at the fourth attempt at
good to firm Lingfield tonight when
Richard Hughes partners Jeremy Nose-
da s charge; none of twelve rivals has
any chance of beating this Lord Shanakill
colt judged on a career-best seasonal
debut six weeks ago.
Ridden by Ryan Moore this 80-rated
3-y-o was beaten a length by Gossiping,
plenty of recovery time has been allowed
and with Noseda s yard now firing on all
Hughesy comes in for the mount
because Moore is booked to ride four at
Salisbury including Moonlight Sonata for
Sir Michael Stoute, his main retainer.
One of Moore s rides is Prefect for Hugh-
es brother-in-law Richard Hannon in the
Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs; in oppo-
sition will be once-raced Harbour Patrol,
a stable companion!
Apprentice Cam Hardie, claiming 3lbs
allowance, is down for Harbour Patrol; talk
about musical jockeys but there again mine
is not to wonder, just reveal the time-hand-
icap computerisation(s) which point firmly
to the American-bred colt, heavily-backed
into favouritism at Newmarket 346 days
ago, under Moore!
Given the prices likely to be on offer the
daily patent will be best exploited with
each-way bets because our third and final
selection, Galileo Gold, ticks enough boxes
for division two of the Maiden Auction
Stakes over six furlongs of a good to firm
I ll be gobsmacked if any fail to make the
frame with three places available in all races
There are also two summer-jumping
cards, Fontwell/Southwell and so click onto
www.dailyearner.co.uk for updates; there
will be at least one!
Stay on Brightside
10.25 Galileo Gold
10.55 Holland Park
1.30 Mister Brightside
Brian Toomey feels his aston-
ishing return to race riding after
suffering life-threatening injuries
that left him "dead for six sec-
onds" will be like achieving the
A total of 704 days had passed
since his fall at Perth on July 4,
2013 before the British Horseracing
Authority was sufficiently con-
vinced the Irishman had made a
While his first ride may still be
some weeks off as he puts the
finishing touches to his core fit-
ness, the biggest obstacle has been
When he fell from Solway
Dandy, Toomey was placed in an
induced coma in the high depend-
ency unit of Ninewells Hospital,
in Dundee, for two weeks, and
had surgery to reduce swelling on
his brain, including the removal
of part of his skull. He remained
in hospital for 157 nights.
Toomey said: "It s been a long
road back, but the one thing that
has driven me throughout my
recovery, and the main thing that
has kept me going, was a desire
to be a jockey again, and I am
delighted that I ve been cleared
"Following the accident, the
paramedics said that I was dead
for six seconds, but they managed
to resuscitate me.
"Then when I made it to the
hospital they thought that I only
had a three per cent chance of
survival. Now here I am, two years
on, ready to race ride again."
Before being granted his licence,
the 26-year-old had to meet the
medical criteria for a return to
race riding which assesses his fit-
ness to ride, ability to control a
horse safely and the risk of further
injury if he were to fall.
He then had to undergo a full
medical assessment by the BHA
chief medical adviser Dr Jerry Hill,
which examined not only his
physical health but also his mental
Toomey said: "I know there
will be people who will say I m
mad to want to come back but
as part of my rehabilitation I had
to retake my driving licence and
when I passed the instructor told
being in a car crash so that put
things slightly into perspective.
"It s been my dream since I
was a boy to be a jockey and it s
absolutely determined that if I
couldn t make it back, it wouldn t
be through a lack of effort on my
"It was a long time, but people
underestimated my recovery pow-
ers. They didn t think I could get
back. I kept up the mental
strength, and positive thinking
can achieve the impossible.
"A lot of people thought me
coming back was impossible, but
I ve achieved it."
Once the medical was com-
pleted, Toomey was still required
to show his physical fitness and
capability to ride in a series of tests
held at the British Racing School
and Northern Racing College
before being issued his licence.
During his rehabilitation,
Toomey spent periods riding out
for trainers like Nigel Twiston-
Davies, Willie Mullins, Enda Bolger
and Jonjo O Neill, as well as a sig-
nificant period of time at Oaksey
House under the care of the
Injured Jockeys Fund.
The jockey will, however, still
err on the side of caution as he
edges closer towards a remarkable
He said: "I m going to take my
time and work on my fitness
before taking my first ride. I
haven t been promised one as such
and I don t really want to set a
Toomey achieves 'impossible' dream
was placed in an
induced coma in
Dundee, for two
Stablemates New Providence and Home
Of The Brave are set to clash in the Com-
monwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
Hugo Palmer s pair are both in the frame
for the inaugural running of the six-furlong
Group One contest on June 19.
While Home Of The Brave has not run since
finishing sixth in the 2000 Guineas, New Prov-
idence was last seen when finishing third in
the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock.
Palmer said: "New Providence ran a great
race at Haydock. The winner (Adaay) came
across her a bit, so she could have been clos-
"We went there to see if we could consider
her for the Commonwealth Cup and she proved
that she is up to that level.
"The winner wants fast ground and so do
we and I would be very surprised if that form
doesn t hold up.
"She has only run nine times and has never
finished out of the first three.
"She doesn t know how to run a bad race
and really is a joy to train. However good she
is, 80 per cent of it is guts.
"Home Of The Brave will go for the same
race. The form of his Free Handicap has worked
out well and he ran a massive race in the 2000
Guineas. Going six furlongs up the hill at Ascot
will suit him well."
Zawraq is set for a lengthy spell on the
sidelines after X-rays revealed a fracture to
his off-fore cannon bone.
Dermot Weld s unbeaten colt was set to head
to Epsom as a major contender for the Investec
Derby, but was found to be lame earlier in the
week and although initial X-rays and scans
were inconclusive, he was not declared for the
Connections were hoping the injury was not
serious, but Angus Gold, racing manager to
owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, revealed
the three-year-old is set to miss a large bulk
of the campaign.
Gold said: "He was re-X-rayed over the week-
end and they found a crack in his off-fore can-
non bone. He s had two screws put in it.
"He s going to need three months recuper-
ation. I can t tell you how long it will take for
the bone to heal, but there will be nothing
happening in the short term, obviously.
"It s disappointing, but better to find out
this way than running down the hill at Epsom."
Kurland set for Ascot
Impressive first-time-out winner Kurland
is on course to make her next appearance at
The Martyn Meade-trained two-year-old is
being lined up for a shot at the Queen Mary
Stakes on June 17 after storming to an eye-
catching three-and-three-quarter-length suc-
cess in a five-furlong maiden on the Rowley
Mile back in April.
Freddie Meade, son and assistant trainer, said:
"The plan for Kurland is to go for the Queen
"She has been in great form since Newmarket
and we have just been keeping her ticking over.
"She has done a couple of nice pieces of work
recently but we have tried to make sure we
have not got her wound up as she is quite a
bound for clash
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