Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 16th 2015 Contents Bahaarah should prove good enough in
the two year old Maiden Fillies Stakes over
seven furlongs of good to firm Doncaster
tonight; this once-raced Iffraaj filly looked
the part on debut and improvement on her
time-handicap mark wont be necessary,
unless one of eight rivals comes out of the
That might just happen because Sir Michael
Stoute and Charlie Appleby field super-bred
newcomers but nowadays, more so than ever,
fashionable trainers prefer not to win first-
up as they have options in future maidens.
Can t understand that line of thinking and
reckon it goes against the spirit of compet-
itiveness but the BHA turns a blind eye to
such practice and we ve learned to live and
cope with non-triers!
Lesser know trainers can t afford to have
a run so to speak, their clients know that
patience is very expensive given they are pay-
ing at least £60 a day to keep a thoroughbred
in training. A good reason why yours truly
is no longer involved!
The Arab owners are dominating our great
sport, lo and behold Bahaarah is owned by
Mr Saeed H Altayer who, you can bet, wont
be short of a bob or two.
Bahaarah was a creditable third to Lady
Macapa at Newmarket last month, the fourth
home, Squash, confirmed that form in
resounding fashion earlier this week and
reports suggest Richard Hannon s charge has
come on considerably; don t oppose!
Field sizes are becoming uncomfortable,
that leads to cheating on a grand scale, beware
of small turn-outs.
Pickapocket is one of fourteen decs for
the two year old Maiden Stakes over six fur-
longs of good to firm Chepstow which is a
law unto itself with severe undulations; expe-
rience is key and this Fast Company colt will
be having his third run.
No cert by any means and we can t buy
into Charles Hills yard with such a moderate
strike rate from so many runners but Pick-
apocket ought to win.
At good to soft Hamilton favourite-back-
ers will be expecting once-raced, Ann
Duffield-trained, Danzeb to go one better in
the two year old Maiden Stakes over five fur-
longs and so will she.
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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 1 15
15SICKWOMAN4 5 4 1 14
18WATERBOAT 2 6 7 0 15
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 2 5 0 10
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 6 7 4 0 17
30HOUSECAT 4 3 5 0 12
31PARSONWIFE5 5 3 0 13
34BLINDMAN 2 5 3 1 11
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: WEDNESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 15
11 (Corbeau) 4 pm
6.30 pm 2
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman) 1 pm
29 (Opium Man) 10.30am
5 (Parson Man) 6.30 pm
2.30 Pickapocket (e.w)
7.05 Bahaarah (nap)
29 (Opium Man)---10.30 am
10 (Monkey)---1 pm
19 (Horse)---4 pm
6 (Belly)---6.30 pm
Martin Harley won both divisions of the
British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies
Stakes at Lingfield on two nice prospects
in Rebel Surge and Ediye, yesterday.
Rebel Surge put her experience to good
use in the first division and after finishing
in mid-division in the Queen Mary at Royal
Ascot as a 100/1 shot, she relished the step
up to six furlongs.
She was a first winner for Dave Morris
in his new guise as a trainer for Classic-
winning owner Phil Cunningham at Albert
"I ve won big races before such as the
Northumberland Plate, but I was more nerv-
ous today because we wanted a winner on
the board," said Morris. "She s a bit tricky
to ride but has paid me back now.
"We ve got mostly two-year-olds and
they are all okay, they are just taking their
time a bit.
"We might try to get some black type
with her, I always felt she could be a Listed
Harley had the 3/1 joint-favourite handy
but had to get quite serious to see off Richard
Hannon s Stroke Of Midnight by a neck.
"She was a bit free but was the most
experienced in the race and knew her job,"
the rider told At The Races.
"She ran in the Queen Mary but this trip
was always going to suit her better.
"I wanted a lead, but in the end she had
to knuckle down and she really stretched
out. I said to Phil she ll win a nursery as
long as the handicapper doesn t go mad."
Hugo Palmer is in good form at present
and Ediye won at the second time of asking
in Division Two.
Sent off at odds of 11/4, she looked a little
wayward inside the closing stages but had
put the race to bed some way out, winning
by two and a quarter lengths.
"She was just getting a bit lonely out in
front and hit a few of the ridges," said Harley.
"She travelled nicely and did it well - she
might get further. She s genuine, she tries
hard and it all went well."
The William Haggas-trained Muffri Ha
won the Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified
Stakes after dropping in class.
Following respectable efforts in hot com-
pany at Goodwood, Ascot and Newmarket,
the 5/4 joint-favourite was steered to a four-
length victory by Pat Cosgrave.
"That s a good bit of placing by Mr Haggas
as she only ran last week," said Cosgrave.
"She was entitled to win and did it well,
she was just unlucky to bump into one
(Spangled) at Newmarket.
"She could step up again, she into the
90s now and the next step after that is black
Luke Morris was seen to good effect on
Sir Mark Prescott s Amour De Nuit (7/4) in
the Avensys Handicap when it looked like
he was booked for second as The Cashel
Man kicked for home.
"I could see the second was thinking
about it in front and I thought if I challenged
wide, it wouldn t give him chance to rally,"
"The step up in trip has brought about
more improvement and he ll make someone
a lovely National Hunt horse one day."
Luca Cumani s Irish Hawke (7/2) was a
good winner of the Heart Fm Maiden under
Fill yer 'Pocket'
Golden Horn will "definitely"
run in the King George VI And
Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot
on Saturday week as long as
conditions are suitable, said
owner Anthony Oppenheimer.
Connections of the Investec
Derby winner said they would
monitor the colt s well-being
before committing to the
esteemed Group One after he
secured victory in the Coral-
Eclipse at Sandown on July 4.
Trainer John Gosden and
Oppenheimer are now happy to
run the son of Cape Cross at
Ascot under the proviso that the
ground does not get too demand-
ing.Oppenheimer said: "We ve def-
initely decided to run next week
as long as the ground is not very
soft or heavy.
"Hopefully the weather will
stay as it has been, nice and fine.
"The list of horses to have done
what he is attempting is elite and
it would be very nice to create
"Having sponsored the race for
many years through De Beers it
would extra special if he won it.
"He showed he was versatile
at Sandown, making all the run-
"It was a tough way for him
to do it but he came through
Only Nashwan, Mill Reef and
Tulyar have won the Derby,
Eclipse and King George in the
Golden Horn proved his stam-
ina over a mile and a half when
winning the Investec Derby in
That form was then given a
boost when runner-up Jack
Hobbs ran out an easy winner of
the Irish Derby.
Golden Horn then dropped in
trip to tackle his elders in the
Frankie Dettori adopted differ-
ent tactics in the small field by
making all of the running, but
the outcome was no less impres-
sive as he claimed a three-and-
a-half-length victory over The
Grey Gatsby. Gosden s inmate is
Sky Bet s 4/6 favourite for Ascot s
midsummer showpiece over a
mile and a half.
Moviesta is set to have his first
outing in Ireland since joining
Eddie Lynam in Saturday s
Invincible Spirit Sapphire Stakes
at the Curragh.
He made his debut for Lynam
in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at
Royal Ascot and after running
well for a long way, the lack of a
recent outing took its toll inside
the final furlong.
Winner of the King George
Stakes at Glorious Goodwood two
years ago for Bryan Smart, Movi-
esta finished second in the same
race 12 months ago and the five-
furlong contest is on his agenda
However, he will first head to
the Curragh this weekend.
"The ground looks like being
fine for him, even if they get some
rain tomorrow," said part-owner
"Eddie says he ll run even if it s
good to soft. We re hoping for
good ground, if not quicker.
"There were lots of positives
to take out of Ascot as he was
really settled in the preliminaries,
but he was drawn one and just
couldn t get any cover.
"The race just came two or
three weeks too early for him.
Eddie would have loved to have
got a run into him beforehand but
ran out of time.
"He s dropping back to five and
that will stand him in good stead
ahead of the return for his race
at Goodwood, then he ll have
plenty of options after that.
Possible rivals include the
Michael Dods-trained Mecca s
Angel, with Fiddes well aware of
her claims as every other horse
he has in training is with the Dar-
He added: "There s every
chance he could meet Mecca s,
there was plenty of talk this
Horn gets King George go-ahead
Moviesta set for Sapphire
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