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Al Kazeem retires
due to injury
Roger Charlton s Al Kazeem, who won the Prince
of Wales s Stakes and Coral-Eclipse in 2013, has
A statement on Charlton s website read: "John
Deer, Al Kazeem s owner, has taken the decision to
retire his superstar, due to a suspensory branch injury.
I also believe that this is in the best interest of the
"Al Kazeem has been a pleasure to train from start
to finish and he has had a remarkable career. He
injured himself during his second win of the G1 Tat-
tersalls Gold Cup this year after returning from stud.
He had a month off after that race but is now cantering
and is sound. He is so honest and never gives up,
so much so, that John and I are worried that he may
injure himself further in our attempt to bring him
back for the G1 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.
"He has never let anyone down and has merely
enhanced his incredible reputation every step of the
"There is no doubt that he was a top class racehorse.
He had nineteen starts in Group races, winning eight
of them, four at G1 level and was placed in seven.
He defied a pelvis injury aged four to return right
at the top when winning four races in succession,
including three Group 1 s in six weeks. His times in
the Prince of Wales (only bettered by The Fugue
since 1996) and the Eclipse (only Sea The Stars was
quicker since 1987) would add to the idea that he
was right out of the top drawer."
Matron option for Maria
David O Meara is favouring a trip to Ireland for
the Coolmore Mastercraftsman Matron Stakes on
September 12 for this season s revelation, Amazing
Having seemingly lost her way with Ed Dunlop
after showing smart form at two, she would be bidding
for a Group One hat-trick at Leopardstown after
wins in the Falmouth and Prix Rothschild to sup-
plement her Royal Ascot success.
"She s obviously a very classy filly and she did
that (Rothschild win) as easy as any of her previous
races," O Meara told At The Races.
"We were delighted as we were worried about
having to give weight to the unbeaten three-year-
old, Ervedya, but she picked her up nicely and won
well. I d say the Jacques le Marois is unlikely as it s
only two weeks away, so we ll probably wait for the
Matron but I ll speak to Sir Robert (Ogden, owner).
"There s the Sun Chariot at Newmarket which
will be on her agenda and also America at the end
of the season.
"There s the (Breeders Cup) Filly & Mares in Amer-
ica over a mile (and) one (furlong) and a bit. Olivier
Peslier seems to think she ll stay it."
Hungerford aim for Limato
The Betfred Hungerford Stakes at Newbury has
been pencilled in as the next objective for Limato
after he missed an intended run at Glorious Goodwood
Henry Candy s high-class three-year-old was last
seen filling the runner-up spot behind subsequent
July Cup hero Muhaarar in the inaugural Common-
wealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
The Wantage handler had hoped to see his charge
tackle seven furlongs for the first time in Goodwood s
Lennox Stakes, but decided to sidestep that engage-
ment due to unfavourable ground conditions.
Limato is now set to test his powers over the longer
distance at Newbury, provided Candy is happy with
He said: "He s fine and we re aiming for the
Hungerford on Saturday week.
"We missed Goodwood entirely due to the ground
and if he is going to go to Newbury, it has got to be
fast. I m happy with him at home at the moment."
Candy is no stranger to training top-class sprinters
and Limato is not the only one in his current crop
for whom he has high hopes.
Little Voice will be heard in the local
Welsh valley if Charles Hills charge is
able to make it fifth time lucky in the
Maiden Fillies Stakes over five furlongs
of good ground Chepstow today; it rep-
resents a leap of faith to nap this Scat
Daddy filly given the hit n miss form of
the so-called in form Lambourn yard.
Over a period of eight months Hills has
sent out less than fifty winners for a strike
rate of 13 per cent; apart from a clutch of
high-profile three-year-olds there have
been a tremendous number of failures and
for a while during Spring-time Charles was
firmly entrenched on the dreaded cold
Then came Muhaarah!
As expected (by myself!) Muhaarah
aspired in tremendous style, winning the
seven furlongs Greenham at Newbury,
and followed up with two group one suc-
cesses at Royal Ascot and Newmarket;
Charles eventually got off the cold list ,
supplemented Berkshire gains with Dutch
Connection in the Commonwealth and
last Saturday landed the Stewards Cup
with Magical Memory.
Talk about papering over the cracks the
genial smiling Hills is now pin-up boy of
the 2015 turf-flat season but with 150 horses
his total and strike rate indicate what a
lamentable campaign this is proving for
those who follow his fortunes, through
thick and thin.
There wouldn t be enough room in this
paper to detail the continual disappoint-
ments supplied by Hills whose ignorance
towards myself is totally incomprehensible
given the service I ve given to Faringdon
stables these last sixteen years; dropped
like a stone but I m made of sterner stuff
than most as the current Racing Post Naps
Punters do have favourites due partly
to so many newspaper racing correspon-
dents who can t see any further than their
hands and indeed are biased when dis-
cussing the daily horse-racing scene; it s
a reason why those of us who have an edge
continually thrive, and profit!
Two other juvenile bets (all about two-
year-olds my racing life!) are Sunnua for
Richard Fahey in the Maiden Stakes over
six furlongs at good Pontefract, despite
an outside draw, and Jeremy Noseda-trained
Nemoralia, one of eight decs for the Maid-
en Fillies Stakes over seven furlongs of
recently-refurbished Chelmsford polytrack.
Richard Hannon secured his first win-
ner in the post-Richard Hughes era after
Battle Pride made it third-time lucky in
the New Jaguar XE At Westover Jaguar
EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes at Salisbury
Charting a path close to the far-side rail,
the 7-2 shot, sporting the colours of Mid-
dleham Park Racing, came through well
late on in the six-furlong contest to floor
odds-on favourite Dal Harraild by a length
and a half in the hands of Pat Dobbs.
Hannon said: "He is a nice horse and,
to me, he never looked like getting beat.
"He has improved from his first run and
he needed his last run for education as
much as anything.
"He will get a mile and hopefully he will
now go for nurseries."
Jungle Bay (16-1) tasted his first success
on turf in almost two years when flashing
home late on in the Frederick Pitman
Having looked booked for a place at best,
the eight-year-old, who was purchased by
his current connections for 4,000 guineas,
edged out fellow veteran Noverre To Go
by a neck to initiate a double for jockey
Successful part-owner Simon Brewster
said: "He likes to come through horses and
Martin (Dwyer) is perfect for him and
always does the right thing.
"He is just a fantastic horse to own and
has been a great campaigner for us. He is
such a kind horse."
Derby-winning jockey Dwyer completed
his brace with a victory aboard the David
Griffiths-trained Lopito De Vega (100-30)
in the second division of the Neil Sarginson
Owner Chris Humber s hopes of securing
some black type with Rive Gauche took a
step in the right direction after she belatedly
opened her account in the CPA Scaffolding
Maiden Fillies Stakes.
After finishing fourth in the Listed
Michael Seeley Memorial Stakes at York
on her return, the William Haggas-trained
filly has twice been turned over at short
odds along with finishing down the field
in the Sandringham Handicap at Royal
Despite being forced to work hard to
master market rival Saguna, the 30-100
favourite had three and a quarter lengths
in hand at the line.
Humber said: "It has been a long time
in coming but it is a case of job done now.
"I am very pleased now as she has won
her maiden and we can move on.
"We put the cheekpieces on for the first
time which helped keep her more focused.
"She is a lovely-looking filly who I would
like to get some black type with."
Lemos de Souza doubled his tally of wins
at the track after steering Frenzified to a
second course success in the Bathwick
Tyres Fillies Handicap.
De Souza partnered the Luca Cumani-
trained filly to victory in a 10-furlong affair
in May and repeated the trick aboard the
11-4 shot with a length victory in the mile-
The jockey, who has ridden more than
100 winners in his native Brazil, said: "She
travelled well and was always relaxed and
was in the perfect position when I pulled
her out two and a half furlongs from home.
"I think she would handle it if it was a
"This trip is right for her at the moment,
but I think she could go a mile and three-
quarters because of her breeding."
The Tony Carroll-trained Zeteah (12-1)
saw her long-standing maiden status come
to an end when obliging in the first division
of the Neil Sarginson Memorial Handicap.
Carroll said: "It was a nice race and
probably the easier of the two divisions.
Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am - 5-33
4pm - 22-28
6.30 pm - 4-29
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 3 6 7 0 16
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 3 5 0 11
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: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to August 4
6.30 pm 7
27 (Little Snake) 1 pm
2 (Old Lady) 10.30am
23 (House) 6.30 pm
35 (Big Snake)
34 (Blind Man)
23 (House) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
35 (Big Snake)
10.00 Little Voice
Listen to Little Voice
Battle Pride conquers for Hannon
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