Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 15th 2015 Contents A52
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, June 15, 2015
"Diamond" for a "Lady" would be an
appropriate "eve of Royal Ascot" winner
in the "aged" handicap over six furlongs
of "good to firm" Windsor tonight when
the popular Thames-side venue will be
packed to the old, traditional, rafters; there
are so many boxes ticked for a good punt!
Riverside taxis will be the order of the
evening with so many "City-ites" converging,
that will definitely represent a good punt!
On the time-handicap Diamond Lady
comes out "best-in" and her prospects are
enhanced by the booking of apprentice Louis
Steward, claiming 3lbs allowance, but there's
more to come!
On this day last year William Stone-
trained Diamond Lady was successful in
the fillies' handicap at Nottingham where,
again, a six-race programme runs in tandem;
with "Vision" of experience we might just
have unearthed a "beaut" in the opening
2-y-o Maiden Stakes over five furlongs.
Field Of Vision was no match for Ejazaah
in a fast-run dash around Chester on Sat-
urday but this is much lower grade; providing
James Tuite's charge has recovered suffi-
ciently Field Of Vision will be hard to catch
under former champion apprentice Frederick
Tomorrow the first of five days at the
famous Berkshire course; what an incredible
meeting awaits with a truly international
flavour and good-priced winners.
Frankie Dettori steered Star of Seville
to a famous victory in the Prix de Diane
Longines at Chantilly just nine days after
she was well beaten in the Investec Oaks.
It was a tremendous training performance
by John Gosden to have the Lady Bamford-
owned filly 100 per cent after her Epsom
Derby hero Dettori always had Star Of
Seville (16-1) close to the lead set by Clarmi-
na, a pacemaker for the favourite Queen's
While the field compacted turning in,
Dettori was able to get first run on the Musi-
dora winner as he took her to the front.
She maintained the gallop to see off Phys-
iocrate, with Little Nightingale third. Queen's
Jewel was never able to get in a blow.
The other British raider, Mick Channon's
Malabar, briefly looked as though she may
get involved but could not get close at the
Gosden said: "Frankie and I walked the
track this morning and came up with a plan
of what to do.
"He has ridden her beautifully and I said
after we walked and planned it, if this works
you are a genius'.
"She will have a break and then she could
run the Nassau Stakes and the Prix de
"I don't think she is an Arc filly, I think
she is better over the mile and a quarter.
"She is a great filly, who is very strong
On the decision to run so soon after
Epsom, Gosden said: "She went very, very
slowly (at Epsom) and ran for a furlong and
a half up the hill and got knocked over. It
was a very expensive piece of work, but she
came out of it almost angry she didn't have
"I left her in the first few days (at Chan-
tilly) and I called Lady Bamford and said
this filly is in great form, she is back to her
racing weight, please can I run her as she
didn't have a run at Epsom'.
"I said I know it isn't the normal way
to prepare a horse, but please can I run her'
and she was very sporting and said yes."
more Ascot glory
Sole Power will have 18 rivals in his way as he at-
tempts to win an unprecedented third King's Stand
Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
Eddie Lynam's Irish sprinter is one of 11 horses to
have won the five-furlong dash twice, but as yet none
have gone on to make it three.
Though accepting it is a tall order, Lynam reports his
sprightly eight-year-old to be ready for the task await-
Among the opposition is Australian mare Shamal
Wind. Robert Smerdon's charge bids to follow in the
hoofprints of former winners from Down Under in
Choisir (2003), Takeover Target (2006), Miss Andretti
(2007) and Scenic Blast (2009). Ryan Moore rides.
Fellow Australian speedster Brazen Beau was taken
out at the 48-hour final declaration stage and is to wait
for Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six fur-
The others to come out were Maarek, Moviesta, An-
them Alexander and Tiggy Wiggy.
Heading the home challenge is the William Haggas-
trained Muthmir, who staked his claim with victory in a
Group Two at Chantilly last month.
There are two big hopes for the north in Michael
Dods' progressive mare Mecca's Angel and last year's
Betfred Sprint Cup victor G Force.
Old favourites in the line-up include Stepper Point,
Hot Streak and Medicean Man, who were second, third
and fourth 12 months ago.
There are two French challengers in Rangali and
Spirit Quartz, with the field completed by Goldream,
Jack Dexter, Justice Day, Lancelot Du Lac, Pearl Secret,
Robot Boy, Steps, Take Cover and Wind Fire.
among Palace six
Dual 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles faces five ri-
vals in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on
The Aidan O'Brien-trained colt has looked a cut above
his fellow three-year-olds in picking up both Classics at
Newmarket and the Curragh.
He appears to have frightened away plenty of oppo-
sition but has not scared off French 2000 Guineas hero
The Andre Fabre-trained colt, who was supple-
mented at a cost of £35,000, had his form boosted by
the victory of his stablemate and Poule d'Essai des
Poulains runner-up New Bay in the French Derby.
Make Believe's owner Prince Faisal also retains an in-
terest in Belardo, with Godolphin buying into last sea-
son's champion two-year-old.
Trainer Roger Varian is praying there is still time for
showers to hit the Berkshire course.
Sir Michael Stoute has an interesting contender in
Consort, who is taking a big hike in class after winning
his two starts, most recently in the Heron Stakes at
Hugo Palmer's Solario Stakes scorer Aktabantay
makes his belated seasonal debut, while Godolphin's
Latharnach, trained by Charlie Appleby, completes the
'No rush' to get
Elm Park back
Andrew Balding's Elm Park is set for a break after his
disappointing effort in the Investec Derby.
The three-year-old colt, third in the Dante to Derby
one-two Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs, took a keen hold
from the start and never really settled, eventually beat-
ing just one home.
Balding said: "Elm Park will now have a bit of time off
"There will be no rush to get him back. Hopefully he
will be fine."
The Epsom reverse was just the third of the Phoenix
Reach three-year-old's seven-race career to date, with
his highlight being last season's Racing Post Trophy
success at Doncaster.
Star of Seville is driven to a famous victory in the Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly just
nine days after she was well beaten in the Investec Oaks.
Diamond Lady can pay
2.10 Field Of Vision.
3.20 Diamond Lady
Frankie the star at Chantilly
TODAY'S PICK TWO
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 7
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: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to June 12
30 (House Cat) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
23 (House) 1 pm
12 (King) 10.30am
21 (Mouth)---10.30 am
4 (Dead Man)---1 pm
12 (King)---6.30 pm
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