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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
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 4
31 PARSON WIFE 5
34 BLIND MAN 2
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 7
12 (King) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
32 (Shrimp) 1 pm
4 (Dead Man) 10.30am
4 (Dead Man)---10.30 am
31 (Parson Wife)---1 pm
12 (King)---6.30 pm
Show Stealer ticks an important box,
among others, for the eight-runner
Dianne Nursery over six furlongs of
good ground Pontefract today; Rae
Guest s charge won her only race when
just too strong for Auxilian over a similar
distance at Brighton last month.
One of the very best systems of yes-
teryear, when one first came into the
game, was to back first-up winners; it s
because handicappers were always wary
of giving them too much weight, due to
lack of information, and they also took
into account where they were success-
ful.In this instance Brighton is a case in
point, Guest was shrewd to send this
Showcasing filly to a lower grade race-
course; form at this particular south-coast
venue is often dismissed by serious for-
mites but, by the same token, they will
have noticed a pointer!
Third home, Whitman, was a ready
winner last week at a grade one racetrack,
By virtue of its popularity not to men-
tion prize-money, which has attracted
fashionable trainers for a number of
years, Ponte is a competitive stage, ideal
for Show Stealer, best-in on the time-
handicap and in the care of an ultra-
Guest, incidentally, is one of two broth-
ers of Lady Cecil.
We re going with this time-honoured
system and nominating Show Stealer as
a professional special each-way betting
Seven contest the Maiden Stakes over
ten furlongs and a clear-cut chance for
Alaweer could reward jockey Tom Queally,
his only ride!
Queally, a millionaire due to his asso-
ciation with Frankel, need never ride again
but it s in his blood; he s obviously relaxed
and it shows, watch him on Alaweer, no
rush just allows the ball to come onto
the bat as the saying goes; good thing.
Nap selection is Paul Cole-trained Shak-
erattlenroll, one of twelve decs for the 2-
y-o Maiden Auction Stakes over seven
furlongs of Wolverhampton Tapeta. That
debut effort over a furlong less at Brighton
two weeks ago reads well and improve-
ment wont be necessary; Alan Enforcer
Kirby is a positive booking!
Impressive Irish Derby win-
ner Jack Hobbs could have his
next run in France after the Prix
Niel was mentioned as a poten-
tial target by trainer John Gos-
The Clarehaven handler said
the mile-and-half Group Two
at Longchamp on September 13
could act as a stepping-stone
for the three-year old before the
Qatar Prix de l Arc de Triomphe
over course and distance a
After finishing second to sta-
blemate Golden Horn in the
Dante and the Derby, the son of
Halling gained compensation
when becoming the first British-
trained winner of the Irish Clas-
sic in more than 20 years with
a five-length victory at the Cur-
Gosden said: "Jack Hobbs is
a lovely horse who has come all
the way through. He got unlucky
running into Golden Horn in
both the Dante and the Derby.
He is having a short holiday now
and is just trotting.
"A race like the Prix Niel could
be for him before the Arc. He is
a Halling so if the ground is soft
it should help him."
Star Of Seville is to be targeted
at the Qatar Nassau Stakes at
Goodwood next month in a bid
to claim back-to-back Group
One wins after having landed
the French Oaks last month.
Gosden said: "Star Of Seville
will head for the Nassau. She is
in super form and is currently
having a freshen up. She ran a
fabulous race at Chantilly.
"They don t always handle
the track at Goodwood as it can
make them off-balance, but is
she handles it she certainly has
Gosden will aim to maintain
his superb record in the Bahrain
Trophy at Newmarket on Thurs-
day after giving Mr Singh the
go-ahead to contest the Group
The Newmarket handler has
won the race in three of the last
four seasons, including back in
2011 with subsequent St Leger
winner Masked Marvel.
Mr Singh showed he is worth
his place at Pattern level after
finishing second in the King
Edward VII Stakes at Royal
Ascot last month to emerge as
his trainer s chief St Leger hope.
Gosden s entries in principle
juvenile races are thin on the
ground during the three-day
meeting, but he will be repre-
sented in the Arqana July Stakes
by maiden winner Shalaa.
The trainer stressed a late
decision will be made over the
participation of Johnny Barnes
in the Listed Hastings Direct Sir
Henry Cecil Stakes. The three-
year old, runner up in last year s
Criterium International, made
a satisfactory comeback on his
sole start to date this term when
finishing fifth behind Consort
in the Heron Stakes at Sandown.
He said: "I am not sure about
Johnny Barnes in Henry s race.
I d like to run him if there is no
jar in the ground. He was second
in a Group One last year and he
ran well in the Heron on ground
a bit quick for him.
"We will walk the track
beforehand and if we are happy
we will run but he is a horse
that likes a bit of juice in the
ground. The track should be in
good nick for the first day of the
Niel targeted for Hobbs Arc prep
10.10 Show Stealer
Show Stealer has class
John Gosden would not be concerned if Golden
Horn was forced into making the running again
following his victory from the front in the Coral-
Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday.
Although usually held up, the Derby winner
and Frankie Dettori made virtually every yard of
the running with a stunning performance in the
mile-and-a-quarter Group One.
Gosden said: "Golden Horn has come out of the
race well. He had a jog (on Monday morning) and
he is on very good terms with himself.
"He had no choice but to make it (the running)
once we drew one.
"If you let yourself get put in a box there and
they are trotting to the bend you are asking for
"As soon as the draw came out Frankie came
round to see me and said, You know what we are
"I d prefer to see him coming off the pace as
that is his best way of racing, but, on the other
hand, if there is no pace we don t have to be tucked
out the back."
The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
at Ascot later this month has been mentioned as
a next possible target for Golden Horn, though
Gosden stressed no firm decision has yet been
Looking beyond his next run, the Qatar Prix de
l Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October, a race
in which he would have to be supplemented, could
also be on the cards, providing ground conditions
Gosden said: "We are in no rush and will just
take it a race at a time.
Varian dealt further Hill blow
Kingston Hill could miss the rest of the season
after suffering a further setback.
Trainer Roger Varian was forced to rule out the
first half of the campaign after last year s St Leger
hero suffered injury in the spring, but he had hoped
to see him return this autumn before his latest
Speaking on his website www.varianstable.com,
the trainer said: "Unfortunately Kingston Hill has
suffered a fresh training setback. He has sustained
a soft tissue injury to his left fore.
"He will again require a period of rest before he
is able to resume training.
"Sadly, given the time of year this fresh setback
will cast a doubt over whether he will be able to
race this season."
As well as claiming Classic glory at Doncaster
last September, Kingston Hill chased home Australia
in the Derby at Epsom and finished fourth in the
Prix de l Arc de Triomphe during an excellent three-
17 left in July Cup
Chris Waller has his eyes set on Darley July Cup
glory after watching Brazen Beau go through his
paces in Newmarket on Monday morning.
The Australian trainer was on hand as his Dia-
mond Jubilee Stakes runner-up worked under big-
race jockey James Doyle on the July Course ahead
of Saturday s feature event.
The three-year-old, who is a dual Group One
winner in Australia, was beaten just half a length
by Undrafted at Royal Ascot and Waller believes
that with a fair draw and some racing luck, Brazen
Beau is more than capable of landing the six-
He said: "I was happy with that. It was pretty
standard work for him, we just let him quicken up
over the last 400 metres.
"It was really just maintenance work. We don t
need to improve him, we have just got to keep him
happy and keep the speed in him. James seemed
happy with him.
Gosden unfazed by
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