Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 10th 2015 Contents Arabian Queen is a monster price for
the group one, £200000, Falmouth Stakes
over a mile good to firm Newmarket today
and with three places available, in what
promises to be a tremendous nine-horse
race, my each-way betting boots will be
on.Lots of boxes are ticked, namely the July
course is tailor-made for front running tac-
tics which suit this Dubawi colt ideally,
judged on two splendid efforts this year;
made all to win the group three Princess
Elizabeth at Epsom and then faded (to fifth!)
in the final furlong of the Coronation during
Royal Ascot last month, beaten less than
two lengths by Ervedya.
Just a length or so ahead in third was
Lucida; will Arabian Queen turn the tables?
That s asking a lot, Jim Bolger s charge
came from another county to grab minor
honours but went clear in the 1000 over
the Rowley Mile only to be collared by
Legatissimo close home; probably a difficult
ride, especially for a 48-year-old, Kevin
Manning, who appears to be somewhat past
his sell-by date!.
Obvious form choice, Sir Michael Stoute-
trained Integral, hasn t posted a decent
time-handicap mark for a long while and
French raiders, Avenir Certain and Bawina,
are no great shakes; by process of elimination
therefore Arabian Queen, from the in-form
yard of veteran David Elsworth, certainly
justifies support getting a 9lbs weight-for-
Northern-trained Easton Angel tackles
six furlongs for the first time when facing
eight rivals, which include, Illuminate, in
the group two Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes
(formerly the Cherry Hinton) and this could
be a mistake.
On the TH they dominate but Illuminate
lit up the Royal stage when storming home
three weeks ago whereas Easton Angel lost
her unbeaten record when outgunned in
the Queen Mary!
In such circumstances it s usually best to
stick with winners and Richard Hannon,
not to mention Richard Hughes, are bullish
about Illuminate; throw the dice!
Far from the madding crowd another fre-
netic scene at Chester where Rogues Gallery
is a special for the 2-y-o Conditions Stakes
over five furlongs; every box is ticked, firmly!
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Under: (Last Thursday)
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 4 5 5 0 14
15SICKWOMAN3 4 4 0 11
18WATERBOAT 2 6 7 0 15
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 2 5 0 10
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 5 7 4 0 16
30HOUSECAT 4 3 5 0 12
31PARSONWIFE5 5 3 0 13
34BLINDMAN 2 5 3 0 10
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 9
19 (Horse) 4 pm
6.30 pm 4
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
35 (Big Snake)
10 (Monkey) 1 pm
29 (Opium Man) 10.30am
6 (Belly) 6.30 pm
30 (House Cat)---10.30 am
15 (Sick Woman)---1 pm
11 (Corbeau)---6.30 pm
Illuminate to shine
11.15 ARABIAN QUEEN
3.15 ROGUES GALLERY
Mr Singh staked a strong claim for the Lad-
brokes St Leger when making all the running to
win the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket, the open-
ing contest of the 2015 July Festival meeting.
The colt gave jockey Frankie Dettori a seventh
win in the race and Derby-winning trainer John
Gosden a fifth as he strode away from the oppo-
sition in the closing stages.
After enjoying an easy lead in the early stages,
the 11/10 favourite asserted in the final quarter-
mile to back up his second place in the King
Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.
He went on to score by two and a half lengths
from Future Empire, with Tommy Docc in third.
"Very pleased. He was the form horse in the
race. For a stayer, he does quicken and he put the
race to bed at the two pole," Dettori said.
"He s improving all the time and getting stronger.
We think he s a Leger horse and he proved that
today. He s a good stayer, with a turn of foot."
Bookmakers Sky Bet cut the winner from 14/1
to 8/1 in their ante-post betting for the Doncaster
Dettori went on: "He was the best horse in the
race and he s won, so it couldn t have worked out
any better. In the spring he was just a frame and
one dimensional, but he s now beginning to be a
class act. We think there s further physical improve-
ment in him."
Gosden added: "He s a lovely horse. He s still
growing and he s beginning to fill out. He got into
a muddle at Goodwood, but the winner (Storm
The Stars) went on to be third in the Derby and
he ran a lovely race at Royal Ascot. He stays well
and he changes gears.
"We ll go straight to the St Leger with him,
he ll love it at Doncaster."
Big Orange rallied to win the Princess of
Wales s Stakes under a well-judged frontrunning
ride from Jamie Spencer.
Jamie Spencer set the pace on the Michael Bell-
trained four-year-old but looked as though he
was going to be swamped at the business end.
However, once his stamina kicked in, Big Orange,
a 25/1 chance, found more under pressure to claim
Group Two honours by half a length.
Second Step---giving 3lb to the rest of the field---
finished second, with Gospel Choir just a head
Spencer said: "He did well. We went a nice
even gallop, I stepped it up from the five and kept
stretching and stretching. When Ryan (Moore, on
Gospel Choir) came to me he didn t get away
from me. He only went a head or a neck up.
"We were in good shape then because I hadn t
gone for everything. In fairness, he knuckled down
well in the final furlong.
"Michael was very happy with the horse. We
were tilting at windmills a little bit looking at the
form, but when a horse is telling the trainer he s
happy then you ve got to take a chance and have
a go and it worked out well."
Bell said: "He was in great form. The cheekpieces
just helped him dropping back in trip. It was a
very good ride from a very good jockey. The mod-
ern word is fractions and he got them spot on.
"It s great. He s just a star horse. Mr (Bill)
Gredley (owner) bred him, he lives locally and we
decided to run him at the July meeting as he loves
to have runners here. It s just a great result.
"This was a nice surprise. He d get a penalty
in the Goodwood Cup, so where he will go next
I don t know. I d love to go to Melbourne with
him one day, but that s another conversation."
with Mr Singh
Part-owner Ritchie Fiddes
expects Royal Ascot runner-up
Easton Angel to put up another
bold show in the Duchess of
Cambridge Stakes at Newmar-
Impressive displays at Mus-
selburgh and Beverley prompted
powerhouse owners Al Shaqab
Racing to get involved prior to
Easton Angel s Royal assign-
ment, with Fiddes retaining a
It already looks a wise invest-
ment judged by her excellent
effort in finishing second to
imposing American Acapulco in
the Queen Mary.
The Michael Dods-trained
filly steps up to six furlongs on
the July Course, but Fiddes is
confident the extra distance will
not be an issue.
He said: "We re very much
looking forward to getting her
back on the racecourse after
what she did at Royal Ascot.
"She bumped into a freak that
day but proved she can perform
at Group level.
"The way she galloped past
the line would suggest she
should stay the six furlongs well.
"She looks to be well drawn
and hopefully has every chance
of running a big race. All her
work has been good since Ascot.
"We always weigh our horses,
and the race actually took very
little out of her. Even straight
after the race you d hardly know
she d had a race.
"She is just a pleasure to own
as she has such a great attitude
and hopefully we can start look-
ing at Group One targets if all
goes well. I think the Cheveley
Park Stakes will probably be her
Easton Angel again crosses
paths with Besharah and Kur-
land, third and fourth respec-
tively in the Queen Mary for
William Haggas and Martyn
Richard Hannon s Illuminate
is a major contender, bidding to
make it three from three fol-
lowing Royal Ascot glory in the
The champion trainer told
"Illuminate had only done one
piece of fast work before she
beat our subsequent Listed win-
ner Great Page first time out at
Salisbury so it came as some-
thing of a surprise, though she
is a lovely filly with a pretty head
and we have always liked her a
"She can get a bit warm and
it is imperative that Hughesie
(Richard Hughes) can get her
relaxed both in the race and dur-
ing the preliminaries on what
looks like being a hot day.
Sixties Sue is the most expe-
rienced filly in the field, having
already run six times for Mick
Channon, albeit winning just
Assistant trainer Michael
Channon said: "It s a wild-card
one. She ran really well in the
"She was slung in there and
wasn t beaten far by the Albany
winner (Illuminate) on her
debut, though I know that prob-
ably doesn t mean anything.
Brian Meehan s Blue Bayou
takes a significant step up in
class following an impressive
debut at Haydock a month ago,
while Frankie Dettori takes the
ride on Keith Dalgleish s Scottish
challenger Glenrowan Rose.
Royal Ascot rematch at headquarters
too good at
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