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Amazing Maria continued her resurgent
summer with victory in the Prix Rothschild
A high-class juvenile two years ago for
Ed Dunlop before losing her way during her
Classic campaign, the talented filly joined
David O Meara at the start of this season
and the switch of stables has worked a treat.
The grey was a shock winner of the Duke
of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot, but
proved that effort was no fluke by clinching
Group One glory in the Falmouth at New-
market last month.
Sent across the Channel for another top-
level assignment and with Olivier Peslier
on her back for the first time, Amazing
Maria was buried in the middle of the pack
for the first half of the straight mile journey
before being asked for maximum effort
inside the final two furlongs.
Hot favourite Ervedya, winner of the
French 1000 Guineas and the Coronation
Stakes on her last two starts, looked to be
travelling well against the rail under
Christophe Soumillon, but she could not
shake off O Meara s 11-2 chance, who battled
her way to the lead and was well on top at
O Meara said: "It s brilliant. She was
"She is obviously a very good filly. There
was probably some doubt about whether
she was truly a Group One filly after Ascot,
but she s done it again twice since then and
you d have to say she s among the best fillies
in Europe now.
"You d be surprised how much the ground
has dried out here."
Amazing Maria holds an entry in the
Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Sep-
Asked whether a trip to Ireland could be
under consideration, O Meara said: "I don t
know where we ll go yet, but that could be
"The races plan themselves for fillies likes
The only British representative in the Prix
de Cabourg earlier in the afternoon was the
Kevin Ryan-trained Mont Kiara.
Runner-up on his debut at York three
weeks ago, the juvenile cut out much of the
running under Jamie Spencer before even-
tually weakening into third place, with vic-
tory going to Pascal Bary s Tourny.
Ryan tweeted: "Mont Kiara ran a massive
race in Deauville. Ground prob just got the
better of him after being a little keen but
he is a very nice prospect.
Meanwhile Baraweez landed the Irish
Stallion Farms EBF "Ahonoora" Handicap
for the second successive year as British
raiders dominated the feature event on the
final day of the Galway Festival.
Brian Ellison s charge was the 7-4
favourite to repeat his Ballybrit triumph of
12 months ago, having been placed in the
Topaz Mile, also for the second time, on
With Donnacha O Brien keeping the ride,
Baraweez was settled against the rail, before
switching wide to mount his challenge
rounding the home turn.
The Alistair Whillans-trained Scottish
challenger Pintura, another horse with pre-
vious form at the track when previously
with Kevin Ryan, set sail for home in the
straight, but Baraweez reeled him in and
got up by a neck.
Ellison said: "It s horses for courses. We ve
had a hard week with him. He d a bruised
foot and was lame all week but my staff
have done a great job and the vet here was
also a great help."
Stlistik is strongly-fancied for the 2-y-
o Maiden Fillies Stakes over six furlongs
of good to firm Windsor this but it will
be a strange environment for this oblig-
atory Monday-nighter because there will
no longer be Richard Hannon-trained
juveniiles ridden by Richard Hughes; the
long fella has retired!
Hushesie handed in his jockey s license
after riding the final day of Glorious Good-
wood and faces a new challenge in life, to
be a trainer, and "eat!"
Several months ago Richard s famous
jockey/trainer father Dessie died in his native
Ireland, his sister Sandra took over the man-
tle and now big brother is all set to pursue
his new career from a lovely base down
in Hampshire; he ll be busier now than
during his riding days as the crazy hel-
ter-skelter world of sales of yearlings gets
I ll be more than interested in the trials
and tribulations of Richard Hughes, in the
meantime Pat Dobbs and Sean Levey are
set to adopt a dual stable-jockey role for
the racing family Hannon , represented
in an intriguing opener by superbly-bred
newcomer Al Khateya, mount of Frankie
Hope you are not getting confused, Det-
tori is on a fabulous retainer with Al Shaqab
racing and its support helped toward mak-
ing Mr flying dismount leading jockey at
five-day(s) fixture last week.
Al Khateya might be a special in which
case Stylistik will have it all on to cope
but Luke Dace s charge could well improve
on a promising debut last month when a
close third to Imperious One over course
and distance; this Sakhee s Secret filly was
deemed unlucky, she was unable to get a
clear run, talk about a baptism of fire.
Significant Luke has given Stylistik four
weeks recovery time!
On the time-handicap Stylistik comes
right up to scratch and justifies our nap
at a meeting that will definitely feel strange!
Earlier two turf-flat meetings run in
tandem at Nottingham and Ripon where
Prying Pandora is expected by the Richard
Fahey winning machine which forges on
Our daily patent is based on each-way
betting and includes Murdanova in the 2-
y-o Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of the
Watch Prying Pandora
Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am - 31-5
4pm - 33-2
6.30 pm - 8-5
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 8 5 6 1 20
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 11 7 5 0 23
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 8 4 0 18
30HOUSECAT 4 5 6 0 15
31PARSONWIFE5 5 4 0 14
34BLINDMAN 2 6 3 2 13
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to AUGUST 1
6.30 pm 4
26 (Fowl) 1 pm
35 (Big Snake) 10.30am
25 (Morocoy) 6.30 pm
31 (Parson Wife) 4 pm
10.15 Prying Pandora
Child's play for Amazing Maria
John Gosden believes Golden Horn s late
defection from the King George VI and Queen
Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot last Saturday could
have been a "blessing in disguise."
The Derby hero was withdrawn just hours
before the esteemed Group One as ground con-
ditions were not deemed suitable for him.
Golden Horn has been highly tried to stunning
effect this season and could, according to his
trainer, benefit from a mini-break before the
Juddmonte International at York on August 19.
Gosden said: "We were so keen to run, but
people who know horses understand the decision
as it was very gluey ground at Swinley Bot-
"He s a horse who barely gets a mile and a
half and, on that ground, he would have had
to be a Leger horse.
"It will be the Juddmonte next and he s happy
"He s been a busy boy, what with Derby,
Dante, Eclipse and the Feilden Stakes, so having
a little break might be a blessing in disguise
with lots of races still to come.
"You have to let them down at some point,
mentally as much as physically - you can t keep
them at fever pitch all the time.
"Fortunately he s like his father (Cape Cross)
in that he has a fabulous mindset and is a laid-
Intilaaq camp on weather watch
Roger Varian hopes it stays dry so Intilaaq
can run in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Hay-
dock next weekend.
Having failed to feature in the Qipco 2000
Guineas, the son of Dynaformer made a suc-
cessful return to Newbury, the scene of his
emphatic maiden victory in April, when running
out a ready winner of the Listed Steventon
Stakes last month.
Varian said: "Intilaaq will carry an entry in
the Rose of Lancaster Stakes, but he is a good-
ground horse so hopefully the forecast will be
"He worked well on Friday and has been
showing me all the right signs since his win at
"If he doesn t run at Haydock we will have
to cross that bridge when we come to it, but
he is entered in the Voltigeur at York."
The Newmarket handler revealed Vert De
Grece, winner of last year s Group One Criterium
International at Saint-Cloud, is set to continue
his career in Hong Kong.
Varian said: "Vert De Grece is not close to
running, but he will be furthering his career in
"It is a shame he had a setback this year and
that we couldn t run him in the spring, but
hopefully he will do well in Hong Kong."
Hobbs considered for Arc trial
Jack Hobbs could run at Newbury in Sep-
tember in preparation for the Prix de l Arc de
Triomphe a month later at Longchamp.
John Gosden had identified the Prix Niel as
the likely next staging post for the Irish Derby
winner and Epsom runner-up, but he could
end up competing much closer to home in the
Group Three Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup.
The Clarehaven handler said: "Jack is back
cantering and has had a nice holiday, which he
needed as he didn t really get one in the winter
as he ran in December.
"We re getting him ready for an Arc trial,
either at Newbury or Longchamp.
"He looks big and strong and wants to mix
it with Golden Horn again, but I keep having
to tell him, Know your place ."
for Golden Horn
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
29 (Opium Man)
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