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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 15
25 (Morocoy) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
8 (Tiger) 1 pm
6 (Belly) 10.30am
17 (Pigeon)---10.30 am
3 (Carriage)---1 pm
12 (King)---6.30 pm
A bruised foot looks set to rule American
superstar California Chrome out of the
Prince of Wales s Stakes at Royal Ascot
The Art Sherman-trained colt nearly
pulled off the Holy Grail of American racing
last year, the Triple Crown, coming up ago-
nisingly short in the final leg. He has since
been narrowly beaten in the Breeders Cup
Classic and finished second in the Dubai
The four-year-old has been lodging at
the Newmarket base of trainer Rae Guest,
who said: "He is not ruled out yet, but he
has a bruised foot. Unless it is OK in the
morning, which is doubtful, he won t go to
"He is going to be reassessed in the morn-
any poison there might be out, but if he
can t get a shoe on in the morning he won t
"We don t know how he did it. He was
fine yesterday. He had a canter in front of
me, Art and Alan (Sherman) and he came
in sound, while he was fine last night. This
morning when he walked out he was sore.
"It is a shame for everyone involved as
he had been working really well, but these
things happen in racing."
Jamie Spencer, meanwhile, has come in
for the ride on The Grey Gatsby.
Ryan Moore has been Kevin Ryan s first
port of call for the four-year-old ever since
he rode him to victory in the Dante Stakes
at York just over a year ago.
Moore was also on board for his wins in
the French Derby and Irish Champion
Stakes, but instead rides last year s Ter-
centenary Stakes winner Cannock Chase
for Sir Michael Stoute.
Spencer has ridden The Grey Gatsby twice
before, when second in the Craven and 10th
in the 2000 Guineas.
Free Eagle is likely to go off favourite for
Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen.
The lightly-raced four-year-old has not
been seen since finishing third in the Cham-
pion Stakes in October on just his fourth
Australian challengers are no strangers to
Ascot but they usually run in the sprints,
not over 10 furlongs like Criterion, who beat
Red Cadeaux back in April.
California Chrome may miss Ascot
Integral heads a field of eight in her bid
to claim back-to-back victories in the Duke
Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot
The five-year old, one of two runners in
the mile contest for trainer Sir Michael
Stoute, will have to give weight away to all
her rivals if she is to repeat her success of
12 months ago.
Newmarket-based Stoute, who is the
leading trainer in the race having won it on
four occasions, will also be represented by
Dahlia Stakes winner Bragging.
The Clive Brittain-trained Rizeena will
be chasing a third straight success at the
meeting having won the Queen Mary back
in 2013 and the Coronation Stakes last year.
Last year s English and Irish 1000 Guineas
runner-up Lightning Thunder represents
trainer Olly Stevens, while the globe-trotting
Euro Charline, winner of the Grade One
Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington in August,
lines up for Marco Botti.
Alain de Royer-Dupre sends Cladocera
over from France as he bids to claim another
victory in a race he won with Sabana Perdida
back in 2008.
The field is completed by David O Meara s
Amazing Maria and Evita Peron, who will
fly the flag for Ralph Beckett.
Sole Power is ready to go in his bid to become
the first horse to claim three victories in the
King s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The Eddie Lynam-trained eight-year-old is
one of 11 horses to have claimed a brace of wins
in the race having won the five-furlong contest
for the past two seasons.
Although only finishing sixth in the Greenlands
Stakes at the Curragh last month on his first run
since landing the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan in
March, the County Meath trainer feels that will
have put him spot on for his history-making
Lynam told At The Races: "I m very happy
with him. He s in a real good place and I m looking
forward to him.
"This is his fifth Royal Ascot, which is unusual.
He s won the last twice and was placed in it and
he was down the field in it, but he s carried us
for years. He s a great horse.
"He hadn t run for a while so his last run blew
the cobwebs away. He needed a run to get him
back in order.
"Richard (Hughes) was happy and the way the
horse has been training, recently especially, I think
he s right now and he s ready to go."
Australian-trained runners have enjoyed plenty
of success since the breakthrough victory of Choisir
back in 2003, and chances of an Antipodean win-
ner rest with the Robert Smerdon-trained mare
Shamal Wind, the mount of Ryan Moore.
Ben Curtis found himself in red-hot form
after riding a 629-1 treble at Carlisle which was
initiated by an unlikely victory aboard debutant
Kelly s Dino in the opening footballscores.com
Maiden Auction Stakes, yesterday.
Slow away from the stalls and outpaced early
on the Karl Burke-trained 9-1 winner finished
with a flourish down the middle of the course to
claim the six-furlong contest by a head.
Brian Ellison provided Curtis with the middle
leg of his three-timer as Blue Bullet scored for
the first time since winning at Cork on his debut
for Willie Mullins back in 2012, finding extra in
the Molson Coors Handicap.
Hitting the front inside the two-furlong pole,
the 6-1 chance looked beaten as both Chookie s
Lass and Savannah Beau forged past.
Despite a poor win ratio the five-year-old
battled back gamely to get up on the line and
register a short-head victory from Savannah Beau.
There was no need for a photo to separate the
final leg of Curtis treble aboard Maureb (8-1) in
the EBF Stallions Fillies Handicap.
Positioned just off the pace throughout the
seven-furlong contest the Tony Coyle-trained
three-year-old quickly established a healthy advan-
tage when sent into the lead late on before holding
the fast-finishing Cabelo by three-quarters of a
Mercers Row opened up more avenues for future
engagements after winning over a mile for the
first time in his career in the bookies.com Handicap
Having finished second in the same race 12
months ago, the Karen Tutty-trained eight-year-
old showed the trip is within his range to claim
a second success this season and atone for a nar-
row defeat over seven furlongs at the track last
Held up at the rear of the field by Gemma
Tutty, daughter of the winning trainer, the 3-1
shot steadily worked his way into the race off a
strong pace set by top-weight Ishikawa.
Toormore is strongly-fancied to reverse
recent Newbury placings with stable-com-
panion Night Of Thunder in the eight-
runner, group one, Queen Anne Stakes at
Royal Ascot today, magnificent opening
to the definitive fabulous five-day(s) fixture
which has a truly international flavour,
thanks to an incredibly proficient hard-
No flat-racing Festival meeting in the
world compares to this wonderful English
Thoroughbreds from USA, Australia and
France will descend on the magnificent
Berkshire venue; for example in opposition
to the aforementioned Richard Hannon-
trained duo will be Salow from France and
Able Friend, a real leviathan in Hong Kong.
Arguably the winner, over this grueling
straight mile, can be crowned World Cham-
pion Miler; Toormore WILL win a supreme
graded race, of that I m absolutely convinced,
and with ordinary luck would have landed
the QE11 and the Lockinge!
Kieren Fallon gave Toormore too much
to do last October when half a length behind
Night Thunder, ridden by Richard Hughes,
who compromised the chance of my nap
in the closing stages by denying him a clear
run; deliberate? strange chap Hughesy!
Richard was aboard four weeks ago when
a neck behind James Doyle-ridden Night
Of Thunder but, yet again, Toormore wasn t
allowed to stride on from the outset and
use that lovely ground-devouring stride;
if only we can get to him and put our case
but, there again, Hughes should know by
now that this Arakan four-year-old needs
to bowl along and sort out the wheat from
Toormore rates an outstanding each-way
bet with three places on offer; how good
the foreign raid is will be most intriguing,
they ll need to be outstanding, to cope!
Opal Tiara is napped in the concluding
listed Windsor Castle Stakes over five fur-
longs, drawn twenty-four of twenty-seven!
There is an old saying, which I ve never
understood, bigger the field, bigger the cer-
tainty and Opal Tiara gets a chance to prove
it!There is another, be wary of betting too
seriously on the opening day of a major
Make sure you click on to www.dailyearn-
er.co.uk for any updates.
More to come?
2.30 Toormore (e.w)
3.05 Buratino (e.w)
5.30 Opal Tiara (nap)
Integral stars in Cambridge field
Power set for
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