Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 25th 2015 Contents Pyjama Party is sure to prove a major
attraction in the 3-y-o Maiden Stakes over
an extended mile of good ground Not-
tingham today, irresistible!
Twice-raced Pyjama Part comes out clear
best-in' on the time-handicap, judged on
his latest effort when runner-up to sub-
sequent winner, Maleficent Queen, at
Hamilton where William Haggas' charge
was expected to justify short-priced
favouritism; trainers just never know where
they are going to bump into a buffer nowa-
Haggas is enjoying a tremendously con-
sistent spell, the odd blip obviously but
William has become a class act' never
wastes a race, as they say; Pyjama Party is
typical of planning for a determined objec-
Interestingly Barry Hills-trained Muffarreh
is a runner' as they say; two relatively
inconspicuous efforts are a deal better than
they look at first glance and the veteran
will be slightly miffed this Hamdan Al Mak-
toum-owned colt faces such a danger as
If ever there was a time to risk a dual
forecast this is it or you can back the
favourite to make it third time lucky and
have an each-way saver on Muffarreh.
Take betting seriously, give it plenty of
thought, and remember keep it tight; less
bets, less debts!'
Brian Ellison has also been firing in plenty
of winners and Prince Hellvelyn looks a
tasty proposition for the Maiden Stakes over
six furlongs at Newcastle; that recent close-
up third to Sandahl at York was a surprise,
went off at 25/1, but this stocky gelding
wont be anything like those odds this time.
Don't oppose and that also applies to
strongly-fancied Holland Park in the 3-y-
o Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of the
Newmarket July course, good' following
rain(s) earlier this week.
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10.20 Pyjama Party;
10.45 Prince Hellvelyn
11.45 Holland Park.
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 3
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN 4
30 HOUSE CAT 3
31 PARSON WIFE 5
34 BLIND MAN 2
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: WEDNESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to June 24
4 (Dead Man) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
27 (Little Snake)
28 (Red Fish) 1 pm
13 (Crapaud) 10.30am
23 (House)---10.30 am
33 (Spider)---1 pm
15 (Sick Woman)---6.30 pm
Don't miss Pyjamas Party
Muhaarar, impressive winner
of the inaugural running of the
Commonwealth Cup, is among
30 horses remaining in the Dar-
ley July Cup following the latest
After that sparkling perform-
ance, trainer Charlie Hills is look-
ing forward to taking on the
cream of the older sprinters in
the six-furlong showpiece at
Newmarket on July 11.
"Muhaarar lost very little
weight after the Commonwealth
Cup, no more than five kilos, and
hasn't left an oat since, so the
plan is for him to run in the Darley
July Cup," said Hills.
"He's improving all the time
and is a very exciting horse.
You've got to hope that we are
in champion sprinter territory
with him now."
"The Darley July Cup is pretty
much the biggest sprint of the
year and it would mean an awful
lot for the yard to win it for the
"I'm very much looking for-
ward to running Muhaarar and
if he were to win it would greatly
enhance his future stallion value.
"A stiff six furlongs is good
for him so Newmarket's uphill
finish should suit and he's pretty
versatile ground-wise - it was
almost heavy when he won on
his racecourse debut."
Hills has taken out Jersey
Stakes scorer Dutch Connection
but has left in Salt Island, who
was fourth in the Commonwealth
Cup at Royal Ascot.
"Salt Island has also come out
of the Commonwealth Cup really
well and I felt that if Muhaarar
had not been in the race he might
have almost won it," said Hills.
"Muhaarar ended up taking
him on earlier than we might have
wanted and that could have cost
Salt Island a place.
"He's only had six runs in his
life and is now up to a rating of
109. The July Cup is a possibility
for him but we are also thinking
about dropping him back to five
The Henry Candy-trained
Limato and Eddie Lynam's
Anthem Alexander, who were
second and third behind
Muhaarar at the Royal meeting,
have also stood their ground.
Of the older brigade crack Aus-
tralian sprinter, Brazen Beau, who
was second in the Diamond
Jubilee, plus such top speedsters
as Astaire, G Force, Sole Power
and Tropics remain in the mix.
Meanwhile, Trip To Paris could
be on the road to Australia after
taking in the much shorter jour-
ney to Goodwood following his
victory in the Gold Cup last week.
Trainer Ed Dunlop is giving
serious thought to the Qatar
Goodwood Cup on July 30 as the
next port of call for the four-
year-old after he justified the
decision to supplement him for
the Royal Ascot showpiece at a
cost of £35,000.
After that, connections will
then discuss whether to aim the
four-year-old at the Emirates
Melbourne Cup at Flemington
on November 3.
"We are considering the Good-
wood Cup. It's a very valuable
race. Of course, he'll have a penal-
ty and discussions amongst the
partnership are very much
involved about going to the Mel-
bourne Cup," Dunlop told At The
"At staying distances, the dif-
ference is he has a turn of foot.
As you saw in the Ascot Gold
Cup he really quickened up the
"It's a different speed tempo.
He's not a slow Gold Cup winner.
He has got a turn of foot and he's
got a wonderful temperament.
"He's not a flamboyant worker.
He's very similar to Red Cadeaux
on that front.
"He's won at a mile and a half
so he's not that slow."
Muhaarar given July Cup target
Andre Fabre is looking forward to the show-
down between his Prix du Jockey Club winner
New Bay and Investec Derby hero Golden Horn
at Sandown on Saturday week.
Andre Fabre is looking forward to the showdown
between his Prix du Jockey Club winner New Bay
and Investec Derby hero Golden Horn at Sandown
on Saturday week.
The two Classic winners are set to clash in the
Coral-Eclipse at the Esher course on July 4, when
they will take on their elders for the first time.
Fabre reports New Bay, owned by Khalid Abdul-
lah, to be in fine shape since his victory over
Highland Reel in the French Derby at Chantilly
at the end of May.
"The horse is in good form and the plan is to
run in the Eclipse. It will be interesting to take
on the Epsom Derby winner," he said.
"Our horse won the Prix du Jockey Club well
and the winner of the English Derby was quite
impressive as well. They are two nice colts.
"He stayed on strongly and we are really pleased
with how he has come out of the race."
Should New Bay prevail he would be the first
French-trained winner of the ten-furlong mid-
summer showpiece since Javelot in 1960.
John Gosden is also set to run Prince of Wales's
Stakes third Western Hymn.
He said of the latter: "Western Hymn ran a
fine race at Royal Ascot in the Prince of Wales
Stakes, the ground was on the fast side for him.
"He loves Sandown Park and it would be our
intention to run."
Warren Place, the historic Newmarket training
base of the late Sir Henry Cecil, is to be sold
when his widow Lady Cecil retires from training
at the end of the 2015 Flat season.
Cecil died in 2013, aged 70, with Lady Cecil
subsequently taking out a licence to train in her
own right. A further announcement is expected
when negotiations are concluded.
Lady Cecil said: "Training, for me, has always
been about working with the horses and the team
here at Warren Place. That has been a major factor
in why I have continued since Henry died two
Lady Cecil enjoyed great success last season
with Noble Mission, as the full-brother to the
stable's champion Frankel won three Group Ones,
culminating in an emotional success in the Cham-
pion Stakes at Ascot.
Ed Walker, who leases part of the property, will
continue at Warren Place until November.
It was recently reported that Sheikh Mohammed
was in talks to buy Warren Place. A spokesman
for the Sheikh declined to comment on speculation
when contacted on Wednesday evening.
Ante-post favourite Jack Hobbs pleased trainer
John Gosden in his final piece of work on
Wednesday morning ahead of the 150th Dubai
Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Sat-
Gosden is seeking to win the Irish Classic for
the first time with the colt that finished second
behind stable companion Golden Horn in the
Investec Derby at Epsom earlier this month.
"He worked this morning with William Buick
on him and we were happy with him and the
horse seems in good order," said the Newmarket
"We would appreciate a shower or two and
something close to good ground but we are pleased
with the horse and we'll be heading over, all being
well between now and the weekend.
"He handled Epsom surprisingly well for a tall,
rangy, horse and we hoped the Curragh would
suit him better and it was the plan to always
come here and we are holding with it."
New Bay on target for Eclipse
Cecil's Warren Place to be sold
Hobbs pleases Gosden
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