Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 30th 2015 Contents Markstein has Perfect Glance to beat in
the six-runner Maiden Stakes over ten fur-
longs of good to firm Brighton today, and
vica versa; two big guns from Newmarket
clash, John Gosden and Sir Michael Stoute!
After a season and a half neither of these
superbly-bred three-year-old s has managed
to gain those vital winning brackets and
there has to come a time when punters ask
the obvious question, why?
Nowadays racing is so much more com-
petitive and probability is the aforementioned
duo have found useful types too good; there
again it s a long time waiting and at £70 a
day both have become expensive items
which will doubtless be sold at Newmarket
Sales in the not too distant future.
Of course, such failures are ripe for laying
on better exchanges, especially at this time
of year; it reflects on such high-profile train-
ers when they can t find the right race(s)
and Big John will be hoping our time-hand-
icap is bang on the Mark!
Running in tandem will be another seven-
race programme at Hamilton where it ll be
Fast And Furious in the opening two-year-
old Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of good
to soft ground following heavy rain(s) in
That s all about to change apparently, a
heatwave is set to envelop the Untied King-
dom and under diabolical conditions it s
definitely time to lay Novak Djokovic and
Andy Murray for Wimbledon; talk about
survival of the fittest, they may have to give
players regular breaks because one forecast
suggests 40 degrees!
Twice-raced Fast And Furious improved
for experience and justifies support and a
similar comment applies to David O Meara-
trained Jillanar in the Maiden Stakes over
six furlongs and time-comparison will be
interesting and informative.
Jillanar is also a long time winning and
has left it behind continually but this is an
excellent opportunity, unless improvement
is wrought from once-raced Gathurst, a
There is a jumping fixture set for Stratford
and so click on to www.dailyearner.co.uk
for any updates.
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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 3
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
4 2 11zn8
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to June 29
22 (Rat) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
18 (Water Boat)
31 (Parson Wife)
13 (Crapaud) 1 pm
13 ( Crapaud) 10.30am
29 (Opium Man)---10.30 am
2 (Old Lady)---1 pm
10 (Monkey)---6.30 pm
Gosden bang on mark
10.15 FAST AND FURIOUS
Stars on course
Storm The Stars, ante-post favourite for the
Ladbrokes St Leger, may possibly take in two races
before the Doncaster Classic following his excellent
effort in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
The William Haggas-trained colt was clear second
best behind Jack Hobbs at the Curragh on Saturday
to back up his third place in the Investec Derby at
The Great Voltigeur Stakes at York in August is
the logical next stop for Storm The Stars, but there
is a slight chance he could run before then as he
is thriving with racing.
"We were over the moon, he ran a tremendous
race. He looked so well before the race and he s
thriving," said Bruce Raymond, racing manager to
owner Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum.
"William says he s a horse he has to keep on top
of as he doesn t do too much in his work.
"He needs his racing and William has picked the
right races for him. He s done very well and not
let us down.
"The Voltigeur is an obvious race to go for.
Whether William can wait that long with him I m
not sure, but that is the plan at the moment.
Globetrotting Glance retired
Trainer Andrew Balding has paid tribute to glo-
betrotting star Side Glance following his retirement
In a 40-race career the son of Passing Glance,
who has been on box rest with a leg injury, won
more than $1.7million in prize-money along with
tasting victory on eight occasions.
His most notable achievement came at Flemington
in 2013 when surging to victory in the Grade One
Mackinnon Stakes under Jamie Spencer, while he
twice finished third in the Arlington Million.
The eight year-old was a dual Pattern-race winner
in Britain having landed the 2011 Sovereign Stakes
at Salisbury and the 2012 Diomed Stakes at Epsom.
The Pearl Bloodstock-owned gelding s final run
came in March when finishing eighth behind Prince
Bishop in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan, a race
he was fourth in twice.
The Kingsclere handler said: "Winning the Mack-
innon Stakes must rank as the highlight, but his
fourth place in last year s Cox Plate, when he was
beaten just half a length, was a brilliant effort.
"He was so courageous, durable and versatile -
he was third to Frankel over a mile in one of the
strongest Queen Anne Stakes there has ever been,
and went on to be top-class over ten furlongs.
Side Glance will now spend the rest of life at a
private yard in Oxfordshire run by Sarah Friend.
Frustration continues for Tudhope
Danny Tudhope faces another frustrating fort-
night before having any idea when he might be
able to return to the saddle.
David O Meara s stable jockey has been sidelined
since he broke his thumb when unshipped from
Bond Bombshell on the way to the start, where he
finished well-beaten in a five-furlong maiden at
Catterick on May 29.
"It s a bit frustrating, but I ve just got to grin
and bear it and get on with it," he told Racing UK.
"It s my metacarpal bone in my thumb. I had an
X-ray this morning and it s still not 100 per cent
right so I have to keep it strapped up for another
ten days to two weeks.
"I can t really get back until it s properly healed.
It s annoying and a bad time of year for it to hap-
"I ve been to Jack Berry House a few times and
will keep going to keep my fitness up."
One of the winners he missed out on was Amazing
Maria in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal
Richard Hannon, champion trainer in
his fledgling season last year after taking
over from his father, saddled his first win-
ners at Pontefract when Age Of Empire
and Paint The Star gave him a double.
Both were ridden by Ryan Moore, himself
far from a regular visitor to the West York-
Age Of Empire was rewarded for a good
run at Royal Ascot when winning a com-
petitive race for the Spindrifter EBF Con-
The juvenile son of Royal Applause, who
was sixth to Buratino in the Coventry Stakes,
opened Hannon s account at Pontefract,
although he had only had six previous run-
Moore took Age Of Empire (13/8) to the
front two furlongs out after Dodgy Bob had
taken his four rivals along, and quickly put
the race to bed to account for Gold Medallion
by a length and three-quarters.
Paint The Star (15/8) shrugged off As
Good As Gold to make all in the Wilfred
Underwood Memorial Classified Stakes for
a two-length verdict.
In contrast to Hannon, Tim Easterby is
no stranger to success at Pontefract and the
Malton handler weighed in with a brace
courtesy of Gran Canaria Queen and Another
Gran Canaria Queen (7/2) was winning
for the third time in her last four starts as
she spreadeagled the opposition in the EBF
Stallions Breeding Winners Park Suite Fillies
Following successes at York and Ripon
sandwiched by a short-head defeat at
Chester, the in-form four-year-old made
all the in the hands of 5lb claimer Rachel
Richardson. Gran Canaria Queen was quickly
away and had a clear advantage turning for
home as she came home by two and a quar-
ter lengths from the staying-on Spiraea.
Another Royal (9/2) got up in the shadow
of the post to nail Sleeping Apache in the
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Sleeping Apache looked home and hosed
when going past the pacesetting Horsforth
a furlong out but David Allan conjured a
late dash out of the filly to snatch the verdict
by a head.
Graham Gibbons decision to kick on
Ingleby Hollow (14/1) at the home turn
proved a winning move in the Wayne Con-
way Memorial Handicap.
Though the pack closed in, David
O Meara s charge held on by three-quarters
of a length from Dew Pond for the Easterby
"He s a horse that s taken a bit of time
to learn his job," said O Meara.
"He didn t handle the bends at Beverley
last time so we thought we d bring him here
and he handled it much better."
However, Gibbons was banned for two
days (July 13 and 14) for using his whip
above the permitted level.
Qibtee (9/2) finally got off the mark at
the 25th attempt when delivered late by
Alyson Deniel to claim the Monte Saffer
80th Birthday Celebration Ladies Handicap
for trainer Les Eyre.
"He s not ungenuine. It s just that when
he gets to the front he doesn t know what
to do. Hopefully we can go on with him
now," Eyre told Racing UK.
Piccadilly Jim (11/4) swept past Thornaby
Nash under Tony Hamilton to land the
Always Trying Handicap and give trainer
Richard Fahey an across-the-card double
after Personal Touch went in at Wolver-
Pontefract firsts for Hannon
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