Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 24th 2015 Contents Comedy Night will be ridden by Graham
Lee in the 2-y-o Maiden Stakes over five
furlongs good to firm Thirsk this after-
noon, a good reason to chance this Robert
Cowell-trained Royal Applause colt, which
is blinkered for the first time!
Cowell booked Lee when Comedy Night
finished a neck second to Glenrowan Rose
in a similar race at Catterick last month,
caught in the final strides after making the
running at a strong pace.
On our time-handicap that was by far
his best effort to date, securing the services
of Lee is always a no-brainer but Cowell,
a sprint specialist, must have reasons for
William Haggas-trained Shaka Zulu
shaped well on debut last month and
Zebedee Girl from the in-form yard of David
Evans are bound to attract support, but
Comedy Night certainly ticks enough boxes
for a serious each-way bet and is drawn
high, close to the favoured stands rail.
Lee is truly outstanding, a joy to watch
and after partnering his only mount on a
seven-race programme Graham heads to
York for an evening fixture and five rides;
his agent, Richard Hale, is red-hot and you
must always give a second glance to the
mounts of this one-time Grand National-
winning rider. He scored at aintree aboard
Donald McCain-trained Amberleigh House,
Jockeyship is key to punting successfully;
perhaps we bore you by referring to it con-
stantly but there are plenty who can ride
well but don t possess a tactical brain. Best
not to name any of them, especially after
Wednesday night at Sandown!
PP Mathers isn t one, he doesn t get the
chances but has an outstanding opportunity
to showcase his talent on Kumananvesumfun
in the Nursery Handicap over seven furlongs;
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Under: (Last Friday)
23-11 ---4 pm
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 10 7 5 0 22
05PARSONMAN 5 5 5 2 17
15SICKWOMAN5 5 4 1 15
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 6 0 13
31PARSONWIFE5 5 3 0 13
34BLINDMAN 2 5 3 1 11
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 23
33 (Spider) 4 pm
6.30 pm 9
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
18 (Water Boat)
31 (Parson Wife)
35 (Big Snake)
33 (Spider) 1 pm
4 (Dead Man) 10.30am
36 (Donkey) 6.30 pm
22 (Rat)---10.30 am
8 (Tiger)---1 pm
22 (Rat)---4 pm
34 (Blind Man)---6.30 pm
Be serious on Comedy Night
10.30 COMEDY NIGHT
3.40 GREAT GLEN.
Tawwaaq made her previous experience
count after striking at the third time of
asking in the Irish Stallion Farms Molson
Coors EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes at
After finishing second on her most recent
outing at Doncaster at the end of last month,
the 7/4 favourite managed to go one better
when getting her head in front in the five-
Positioned just off the early pace set by
Wishsong, the Roger Varian-trained two-
year-old took command of the race just
inside the two-furlong pole before holding
off the late charge of Southern Belle by half
Varian said: "She is progressing with every
start. I love seeing horses improve and that
is what she is doing.
"She was a bit weak on her first start but
there was nothing wrong last time out at
Doncaster. She showed good pace today
over a stiff five furlongs.
"I thought she was always holding the
second at the line. We will see how she
comes out of this today, but hopefully we
can try our luck in nurseries with her."
Who Dares Wins completed a quick-fire
hat-trick after getting up late on to land
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The Richard Hannon trained three-year-
old followed up wins at Wolverhampton
and Salisbury when staying on strongly
from the back of the field on his first attempt
at a mile and three-quarters.
The front-running Secateur looked set
to defy a 12lb hike in the weights and follow
up his recent win at Newmarket, with
Frankie Dettori seemingly travelling best
aboard the 9/4 favourite on the run down
to the final quarter of a mile.
However, as the long-time leader hit the
rising ground, his advantage was steadily
eroded by the 6/1 shot in the hands of
promising 5lb claimer Tom Marquand, with
the pair getting up inside the final few strides
to score by a head.
Hannon said: "He coped with the rise in
class and he stuck to his guns well. Where
we will go now, we will have to wait and
see but to me he looks like he would get
two miles. Tom (Marquand) gets on very
well with him."
Indelible Ink showed a tenacious attitude
to belatedly open his account with a slender
victory in the Odgers Berndtson Handicap.
The well supported 6/5 favourite rallied
to the cause well to give winning trainer Sir
Michael Stoute his second successive victory
in the race having landed it 12 months ago
with Alex Vino.
Ridden prominently throughout the mile-
and-a-quarter contest, the three-year-old
was one of the first to come under pressure
with Andrea Atzeni nudging him along
three-furlongs out. After mastering long-
time leader Squire, the son of Invincible
Spirit was forced to pull out all the stops
to hold off the fast-finishing Presburg.
Although briefly headed inside the final
furlong, the Ballymacoll Stud-owned gelding
fought his way back to prevail by a nose.
Atzeni said: "He never really travelled and
I had to come off the bridle early enough
and I thought I was beat.
"The second horse (Presburg) has actually
helped me as when he came at me, luckily
he found that bit extra. He won and that
is the main thing."
Tawwaaq takes a big step forward
Fireglow led home stable companion
Dessertoflife to provide trainer Mark Johnston
with a one-two in the Irish Champions Weekend
EBF Stallions Star Stakes and earn a 33/1 quote
from Sky Bet for next year s QIPCO 2000
Catterick maiden winner Fireglow was the 9/4
favourite on the strength of her fourth-place finish
in the Albany Stakes a Royal Ascot and although
a wide draw made things slightly tricky, a smart
start allowed her tack across and hold a good posi-
tion before sweeping round the home turn.
Raaqy led the field into the straight, with Aneesah
close by, but Fireglow quickened best from the
two-furlong marker under William Buick to get
to the front.
Dessertoflife came from further back and was
produced to challenge against the far rail, but Fire-
glow was away and passed the post two and a
quarter lengths to the good.
Johnston said: "That s what we hoped for but
I did see beforehand (there were) three or four
unbeaten fillies in the race and she was not one
"There were a lot of unexposed runners in there
but it was a case of job done. She was slowly away
last time and never got into it, so it was odds-on
that she would be better over further. We ve just
been debating where she will go next. We ve not
missed putting her in anything as she s been on
the radar for a while. We will just have to have a
think, but the Moyglare may be for her."
Golden Horn is set to face nine rivals as he
attempts to create his own piece of racing history
in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes
at Ascot on Saturday.
The John Gosden-trained colt is bidding to
become the first horse since Nashwan in 1989 to
have won the Derby, Eclipse and King George in
the same season.
He is the only three-year-old in the line-up and
will be joined by two Gosden-trained stablemates
in Eagle Top and Romsdal.
Eagle Top was strongly fancied for the Hardwicke
Stakes at Royal Ascot but become embroiled in a
barging match with Postponed, whom he meets
Richard Hughes, who will retire from riding the
following week after the end of the Qatar Goodwood
Festival, said yesterday: "I m absolutely delighted
to have got the ride. He s second favourite and
looks to be the danger to Golden Horn."
The rider admitted it would be "a fairytale end-
ing" to win the race.
"It s a very nice ride to pick up - he s certainly
got the talent," he told Racing UK. "I believe from
watching his races, his best performances seem to
have been when he s been asleep in the first half
of the race and perhaps that s why they ve chosen
me---I m not sure, but certainly in my mind I ll be
going out with the most important thing in my
mind being to put him to sleep.
"It s nice to be involved. Any race in this last
week is like a King George for me. If it s not for
me, it s not for me, but I ll be giving it my best.
"I m ready for it---no regrets. Probably on Sat-
urday [next week] it will be emotional but I m
enjoying it now."
Romsdal has not been seen since finishing fourth
in the Yorkshire Cup behind Snow Sky, who was
supplemented for a crack at the mid-summer high-
light after winning the Hardwicke.
Snow Sky is owned by Khalid Abdullah, who
will also be represented by the Andre Fabre-trained
has nine to beat
Tawwaaq holds off the challenge
of Southern Belle to score.
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