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Under: (Last Monday)
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
15SICKWOMAN4 4 4 0 12
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 1 11
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 13
2 (Old Lady) 4 pm
6.30 pm 4
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
27 (Little Snake)
9 (Cattle) 1 pm
15 (Sick Woman) 10.30am
9 (Cattle) 6.30 pm
10 (Monkey)---10.30 am
25 (Morocoy)---1 pm
4 (Dead Man)---4 pm
3 (Carriage)---6.30 pm
Anagalis reappears in the Maiden Auc-
tion Stakes over five furlongs of good
ground Beverley this afternoon, just ten
days after a promising debut in a similar
race at Nottingham.
Alan McCabe s charge ran on strongly
and finished runner-up, beaten half a length
by Midnight Malibu; it smacked of a gen-
uine effort but there could be two nega-
This might come too soon, two-year-
olds usually need sufficient recovery time
and Anagalis is drawn eleven (of twelve!)
on a course where low is usually the key
to success; perhaps that experience will
hold this Elusive Pimpernel filly in good
stead, she certainly knew what was
Given there are six newcomers and five
others have also raced only once we ve just
got to take the risk and, hopefully, and
beat the draw! Midhmaar wont be a sur-
prise if he causes one in the 2-y-o Maiden
Stakes over seven furlongs of Lingfield
polytrack, which should suit this Barry
Hills-trained Iffraaj colt ideally.
That opinion is based on a recent fourth
(of twelve!) to well-regarded Haalick on a
good to soft Haydock surface when
Midhmaar stayed on well in the closing
stages, beaten just over two lengths.
There are several fancies in opposition
from fashionable yards but none has
achieved anything like the time-handicap
mark posted by Midhmaar eleven days ago
and, with three places available, we ll be
playing each-way and indeed hoping he ll
make it third time lucky.
Later Thirsk stages an evening fixture
which affords Stella Etoile another winning
opportunity in the Apprentice Maiden
Stakes over the round mile; this is last
chance saloon and I ll bet trainer Richard
Fahey thinks similarly!
Frankie Dettori s dream season has left
thoughts of when the ever-popular Italian
might hang up his boots the furthest from
Dettori, 44, has been back at the top of
his game this year, picking up the ride on
the unbeaten Golden Horn to win the
Investec Derby and following up in the
Just a week after his Epsom heroics, Det-
tori again teamed up with John Gosden for
Classic glory as Star Of Seville claimed the
Prix de Diane. He will be reunited with the
latter for the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Glorious
Goodwood on August 1.
Dettori said: "The plan with Star Of Seville
is to go to the Nassau. The trip in the
(Epsom) Oaks was too far and I think we
got the trip right last time out and she is
a mile-and-a-quarter filly.
"To land on Golden Horn, to win the
Diane, ride my 50th winner at Royal Ascot,
win the Diamond Jubilee and to win the
Eclipse with Golden Horn---I couldn t have
imagined that at the start of the year."
Dettori credits Sheikh Joaan and his Al
Shaqab Racing operation for his resurgence.
He said: "Three years ago I was on the
verge of retiring, but I thank Sheikh Joaan
for giving me a second chance. He came
up with a good offer (to be number one
rider) and he wanted to expand, he brought
me back to where I was a while ago.
"I m enjoying things, I m fit and well and
50 is only a number---I ll go on as long as
Among Dettori s best chances of a winner
for Sheikh Joaan at Goodwood---a meeting
he sponsors in a multi-million pound deal---
is the Gosden-trained Shalaa, successful in
the July Stakes at Newmarket.
Dettori elected to ride Eltezam in that
race, but is looking forward to being back
on board the Gosden colt.
He said: "Shalaa will go for the Richmond,
I ve been riding him out at home for a long
time and I knew in my heart of hearts he
would be the big danger at Newmarket.
"When he came past me I thought that s
not meant to happen , but the good thing
is I ll be riding him next time out."
Meanwhile, Silvestre de Sousa will not
be changing his approach to riding in the
coming weeks despite the injury to Ryan
Moore. It is four years since the Brazilian
jockey missed out on the jockeys champi-
onship crown by just four winners to Paul
Hanagan and he appears in pole position
to go one better after Moore, who currently
leads the race on 51 winners, was hurt in
a stalls incident at Newmarket last week.
The length of Moore s absence has not
yet been confirmed but Shelley Dwyer, wife
of trainer Chris and De Sousa s new agent
since the start of the campaign, insists talk
of being crowned champion has not been
"Everyone wants to see Ryan back riding
as soon as possible as he s obviously a great
jockey and so good to watch," she said.
"Silvestre is so good to work with and
hasn t even mentioned his desire to be
champion jockey, but I suppose it s every
jockey s dream.
"As we saw last week, it s a tough old
sport and anything can happen and Silvestre
just wants to ride as many winners as he
can and try to stay safe. That s all you can
"We re not planning to change too much.
We re not going to start jetting off here,
there and everywhere. Things aren t going
too badly at the moment, so we ll just keep
things as they are.
"Silvestre has had plenty of good sup-
porters this year and hopefully they ll all
keep supporting us."
Dwyer believes that with Moore set for
a spell on the sidelines, other jockeys may
have more of an eye on the title.
Paul Hanagan, champion jockey in 2010
and 2011, is on 43 winners for the campaign,
as is Richard Hughes, who could secure his
fourth successive title in his final season
Dwyer said: "With Ryan out of action it
might just spur on a few more jockeys to
have a go at it. Paul Hanagan is doing very
well at the moment and Richard Hughes
might just go for it a bit more, so we ll see
"Silvestre is suspended today, Tuesday
and Wednesday, but having ridden every
day for goodness knows how long, it won t
do him any harm to have a few days off.
"He ll be back on Thursday, it s looking
like he ll be at Leicester and Doncaster and
away we go again, pedal to the mettle."
Aidan O Brien is assembling a formidable
team for Glorious Goodwood at the end of
While Sussex Stakes contender Gleneagles
undoubtedly takes top billing in the Ballydoyle
squad being prepared for the Qatar-sponsored
festival, plenty of other talented individuals are
set to make the journey from County Tipperary,
including a trio of juveniles.
Last weekend s Superlative Stakes runner-
up Air Vice Marshal, Windsor Castle scorer
Washington DC and Coventry second Air Force
Blue have all been pencilled in for two-year-
old races at Goodwood, while Father Christmas
and Diamondsandrubies are among the older
Coolmore s UK representative Kevin Buckley
said: "At this moment in time it looks like Air
Vice Marshal is likely to take his place in the
Vintage Stakes and all being well Washington
DC will line up in the Molecomb and Air Force
Blue will go for the Richmond after finishing
a strong second in the Coventry.
"It s highly likely that Father Christmas will
take his chance in the Gordon Stakes, while
Diamondsandrubies will go for the Nassau."
Of those unlikely to be travelled to Goodwood,
Buckley added: "Found is just having a little
break at the moment, but there is nothing wrong
with her, as she is being lined up for quite a
vigorous campaign from September onwards.
Gleneagles primed for Goodwood
Gleneagles is firmly on course for a titanic
clash with French ace Solow in the Qatar Sussex
Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
The dual 2000 Guineas and St James s Palace
hero delighted trainer Aidan O Brien in a piece
of work on Friday and is all set to take on older
horses for the first time in the mile showpiece
on July 29.
Coolmore s UK representative Kevin Buckley
said: "I met Aidan and Joseph on Saturday in
Newmarket and they said he is in great shape
and did a nice piece of work the previous day.
Hopefully he will live up to expectations on the
"He is a specialist miler and Aidan O Brien
holds him in high esteem. He is a very tough
horse, with a low action and you can see the
Giant s Causeway coming through in him."
The question of who will ride Gleneagles is
up in the air, however, with Ryan Moore awaiting
news on how long he will be on the sidelines
for after being injured in a stalls incident at
Newmarket last week.
His father Gary Moore said on Saturday he
expected his son to be out for "more than a
Haggas plotting Muthmir route
William Haggas is yet to decide whether or
not Muthmir will have another run before the
Coolmore Nunthorpe at York.
Narrowly beaten in the King s Stand at Royal
Ascot, he stepped up to six furlongs for the July
Cup on Saturday but could only finish ninth.
"In the end I thought he had a poor draw
and people will have probably written him off
now," said Haggas.
"He tried to turn left and get cover but by
the time he did the race was over.
"I don t think he enjoyed the track, Dane
(O Neill) said he didn t enjoy running down the
hill. We ll aim for the Nunthorpe and possibly
give him one run before then, but only pos-
Haggas had gone closer earlier in the week
with Besharah who was just touched off in the
Duchess of Cambridge Stakes by Illuminate.
10.15 Anagalis (nap)
1.50 Midhmaar (e.w)
2.10 Stella Etoile
Take chance with Anagalis
Dettori: I'll ride as long as I can
team for O'Brien
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