Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 10th 2015 Contents Fresh from the best day of
his career at Epsom on Satur-
day, Pat Dobbs recorded anoth-
er double at Salisbury.
Amidst all of the hullabaloo
surrounding Frankie Dettori s
second Investec Derby win on
Golden Horn, Dobbs notched
the first Group One of his career
on Pether s Moon in the Coro-
nation Cup and a later handicap
with Blue Surf.
A vital cog in the massive
Richard Hannon operation, he
took the feature race of the day
at Salisbury on Jonathan Port-
man s Maybelater and a division
of the juvenile maiden on Rac-
Maybelater (6/1) benefited
from having her sights consid-
erably lowered for the EBF Stal-
lions Breeding Winners Mar-
gadale Fillies Handicap.
Having sprung a 66/1 surprise
on her debut on the all-weather,
she then ran a nice race at Don-
caster before being outclassed
in the Lingfield Oaks Trial but
ran out a three-quarters of a
length winner at Salisbury.
"We got excited after she won
on her debut and entered her in
the Oaks," said Portman.
"We always thought in time
she d be a black-type filly but
it all came too soon so we made
the grown-up decision to do it
properly and go down the hand-
icap route and then if she s ready
go looking for black type in the
"I do like her and hope the
handicapper allows us to bring
her along slowly."
Dobbs had earlier took the
first division of the Bathwick
Tyres Maiden Auction Stakes
by a yawning seven lengths on
the Hannon-trained Racquet
The jockey said: "I didn t have
a good draw but I managed to
slot in and tried to delay my
challenge as I didn t want to get
there too soon.
"It didn t feel a very good race
but he s going the right way."
The second division looked
stronger on paper but was won
in fine style by Hugo Palmer s
Second on debut at York, he
was sent off the 10/11 favourite
to go one better and looks a colt
with a future, pulling two and
three-quarter lengths clear.
Martin Harley was on board
and told Racing UK: "He did
that nicely, I m very pleased.
"He ran a nice race first time
and came forward a lot, which
he will do for this, too. He s a
big baby and he ll get further."
The seven-furlong Bathwick
Tyres Maiden Stakes was won
by Dettori, who cannot be kept
out of the limelight at present.
Sirheed (8/1), owned by Al
Shaqab and trained by Hannon,
looked beaten, having made
most of the running, but battled
back and won going away by a
Pixeleen was a 25/1 winner of
the Sharp s Doom Bar Handicap
for Cathy Gannon and local
trainer Malcolm Saunders.
"She got knocked about a bit
last time out so I gave her two
months off," said Saunders.
"She s in at Bath on Saturday
so I ll see how she comes out
Count yourself lucky to have a good bet-
ting proposition among five dross meetings
today; talk about overwhelming it s mad-
ness, day in, day out, but the daily patent
continues to serve our needs and that
should be the case in the Maiden Stakes
over nine furlongs of good ground Hamil-
The fact punters keep coming up for
(more!) air is incredible, how can they con-
tinually lose money and surface?
Bookmakers have this racing game well
and truly stitched up, we hear of very few
able to keep their heads above water, never
mind winning, and it s due to the constant
battering which precludes serious study;
there aren t enough hours in the day.
A good reason why I ve long believed that
less bets, less debts is the answer and by
selecting only three horses every day it s
possible to make it pay, in the long term.
Monthly is the target and set-weight races
have proved best; Count Montecristo is an
Kevin Ryan s charge has been second three
times consecutively and was heavily-backed
last time only to find Richard Hannon-
trained Tashaar and Frankie Dettori too
strong in a similar race at Haydock on a
Tashaar surprised the champion trainer,
scooting more than four lengths clear in a
strongly-run race; Count surely won t
encounter anything like him this time and
star stable-apprentice Shane Gray is entrust-
ed to recoup recent losses on a French-bred
colt which is definitely worth backing, and
Earlier, Ryan journeys Erik The Red to
Beverley for the six-runner Maiden Stakes
over an extended seven furlongs of good to
firm ground; look no further for the winner,
a shoo-in and another attempting to redress
the balance having left it behind last month.
Be ready for a Miracle in the Maiden
Stakes over a mile at Haydock where it s
also forecast good to firm!
Keep checking on www.dailyearner.co.uk
for updates at a time of year when consis-
tency can be achieved with Royal Ascot just
around the corner.
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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: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to June 9
12 (King) 6.30 pm
11 (Corbeau)---10.30 am
5 (Parson Man)---1 pm
30 (House Cat)---6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
3 (Carriage) 1 pm
17 (Pigeon) 10.30am
Erik to paint Beverley red
10.10 MIRACLE NINETYNINE.
1.00 ERIK THE RED
4.20 COUNT MONTECRISTO
Dermot Weld reports ante-post favourite For-
gotten Rules to be in top form ahead of the Gold
Cup but emphasised he will only run his classy
stayer at Royal Ascot if the ground is suitable.
Should the ground be on the firm side, then
Weld would pull the talented but lightly-raced
five-year-old out of the stayers championship on
Forgotten Rules took his unbeaten record to four
when giving 5lb and a length-and-a-quarter beating
to Answered in the Vintage Crop Stakes, named
after Weld s 1993 Melbourne Cup winner, at Navan
"Forgotten Rules is very well and we re very
happy with him, but he s ground dependent and
I can t stress that enough," the Curragh handler
told At The Races.
"He loves to get his toe in, so he s ground
Weld sent out Mustajeeb to land the Jersey
Stakes last summer and is thinking of sending
him back for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on Sat-
urday week after he won the Greenlands Stakes
on his seasonal bow.
Rules run hinges
on Ascot ground
Tachbury foiled a notable gamble on Knock-
yoursocksoff when overcoming a 399-day
absence at Fontwell.
Having his first race for trainer Tim Vaughan,
Tachbury (9/2) outpointed the Gary Moore-trained
five-year-old, who was backed down from an early
price of 10/1 to 13/8 favourite in the Follow Us
On Twitter At starsports-bet Handicap Chase.
Knockyoursocksoff made most of the running
under Jamie Moore but could not shake off Tach-
bury, who responded to Richard Johnson s urgings
to take the two-mile-five-furlong heat by a length
and a quarter.
"Tim was pretty confident off the mark he was
off," Johnson told At the Races.
"He d won his couple of point-to-points and
was in good order.
"Obviously, when we saw the horse of Gary
Moore s get well supported I think there were a
few thinking we ll not be able to beat him, but it s
Johnson, who is setting a tremendous early pace
in the jumps jockeys title race, was taking his tally
to 34 wins, having earlier struck on Zarawi (9/4).
denied by Johnson
Richard Hannon admits the first day at Royal
Ascot will be crucial for his Wiltshire team.
The champion trainer has his Lockinge one-
two Night Of Thunder and Toormore taking on
Hong Kong superstar Able Friend and French ace
Solow in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes that
kicks-off the five-day extravaganza next Tuesday.
Then in the very next race, Hannon looks to
Log Out Island following up his debut success at
the Berkshire track with victory in the Group Two
Later in the week, he is looking forward to sad-
dling two runners for The Queen, recent Haydock
scorer Ring Of Truth in the Queen Mary Stakes
and Peacock in the Tercentenary Stakes.
Peacock won the Listed Fairway Stakes at New-
market on his latest start after finishing second
to subsequent Investec Derby hero Golden Horn
there in April.
Dobbs delivers Salisbury double
Pat Dobbs.... took the first division of the Bathwick Tyres Maiden
Auction Stakes on Racquet.
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