Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 7th 2015 Contents Easter Mate and Pat Dobbs look a for-
midable combination in the eight-runner
nursery over seven furlongs of good to
firm Newmarket tonight, judged on a
recent close-up fourth to Adventurous at
Newbury; seventh, Lilbourne Prince, land-
ed our 5/1 nap a few days later!
That s what betting on two-year-olds is
all about, computing times and being oppor-
tunistic in the knowledge we probably know
something that no one else knows because
they aren t aware; it s the bonus of special-
Race-planning and the number of fixtures
nowadays is so ludicrous and unwieldy very
few serious punters can cope with the sheer
volume; ironically there simply isn t the
time to bother about times!
My life is spent working out race-times
of juvenile races, the majority are run-of-
the-mill performances obviously but occa-
sionally, as was the case fifteen days ago,
we spot a beaut and, hopefully, cash in.
Easter Mate improved at least 10lbs and
this is very much a case of whether an extra
furlong will be suitable for the thrice-raced,
Ralph Beckett-trained, Acclamation colt.
Beckett probably knows that his local
Berkshire course represents a stamina test
whereas the July course suits thoroughbreds
with plenty of natural speed; that final climb
is daunting but experienced jockeys use
momentum running into the closing stages;
Dobbs has been around a long time!
Obviously, recent Goodwood runner-up
Montsarrat is a serious rival but can Mark
Johnston s charge have recovered from such
a grueling duel only eight days later?
Johnno also saddles twice-raced Plagia-
rism for the four-runner Conditions Stakes
over five furlongs at good ground Mussel-
After making a successful Newcastle debut
Plagiarism palpably failed to stay six furlongs
at Newbury last month; this looks ideal and
so does the six-runner Novice Stakes over
seven furlongs at Haydock for Wayward
Hoof on a good surface.
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Under: (Last Friday)
10.30 am - 16-35
4pm - 27-22
6.30 pm - 18-7
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 8 5 7 1 21
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 3 7 3 2 15
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to August 6
6.30 pm 6
28 (Red Fish) 1 pm
34 (Blind Man) 10.30am
10 (Monkey) 6.30 pm
35 (Big Snake)
31 (Parson Wife)
1 (Centipede) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
Plagiarism looks right
1.45 EASTER MATE
4.05 WAYWARD HOOF
Jessop taken to hospital
Rosie Jessop appears to have escaped serious
injury following a nasty fall on the all-weather
The talented apprentice was riding Spirit In
Time for trainer Malcolm Saunders in the Holiday
Inn Wolverhampton Selling Handicap when the
Having cut out the running for much of the
contest, Spirit In Time began to fade inside the
final furlong and stumbled and fell crossing the
winning line, sending Jessop to the ground.
She was attended to on the track by medics
before being taken to hospital by ambulance,
where she was conscious and talking.
Saunders said: "She didn t seem too bad when
she left the track. She was taken to hospital with
a suspected broken collarbone.
"It looked as though the horse clipped heels
with the horse in front and went over.
"Luckily it seems as though Rosie has gone
out the side door."
alive for Dubday
A crack at the Melbourne Cup is under serious
consideration for Glorious Goodwood victor
Of all the Al Shaqab Racing-owned winners
at the meeting last week, which was targeted by
the Qatar-based organisation given the new spon-
sorship deal, few gave them greater pleasure.
Dubday is the champion thoroughbred in Qatar
and is trained by Jassim Al Ghazali, becoming
the first horse trained by a Qatari national to win
His next race is due to be the Prix Foy, an Arc
trial at Longchamp on September 13.
"All plans are fluid at the moment," said Harry
Herbert, racing manager for Al Shaqab.
"At the moment we are thinking of taking him
over for the Foy, sponsored by Qatar. After that
we ll be having a serious think about the Mel-
"I d personally love him to go because he s a
mile-and-a-half horse who stays further with a
turn of foot, he ticks a lot of the boxes.
"I think he d be competitive in it and how often
are you going to come across a horse with the
"So, it s strongly under consideration but obvi-
ously Sheikh Joaan will have the final word.
"He really likes the plan and unless you go out
and buy a horse specifically for the race you don t
get many opportunities to have a runner."
Orange ripe for
Michael Bell identified the Weatherbys Hamil-
ton Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York s Ebor meet-
ing as the next port of call for Big Orange.
A surprise winner of the Princess of Wales s
Stakes at Newmarket, he proved that was no fluke
when claiming the Goodwood Cup last week.
Connections are keen to take him to Australia
for the Melbourne Cup, with York s Group Two
on August 21 fitting into that time frame nice-
"He s only done one canter every day since
but he appears to have taken it very well," Bell
told At The Races.
"He always threatened to improve as he s so
"Plan A is the Lonsdale Cup at York, where he
escapes a penalty for a Group Two and then,
subject to his well-being, he ll go into quarantine
for a trip to Australia.
"We don t know how he ll handle the travelling
as he hasn t done a lot.
"He s a very kind horse. He can get a bit agitated
in his stable but he s fundamentally a Christian
of a horse."
Charlotte Jenner enjoyed a
day to remember at Brighton
after having her claim reduced
to five pounds following victory
aboard Gentlemen in the Ren-
dezvous Casino at Brighton
Marina Handicap Stakes, yes-
Despite being slow away, the
11/2 shot finished fastest of them
all down the outside of the track
to get up in the closing strides
and foil last year s winner Ada
Lovelace by a length, providing
the claimer with the 20th win
of her career.
Winning trainer Phil McEntee
said: "This is a good horse, make
no mistake about it. We missed
a race at Chelmsford City earlier
in the week for this as he is 5lb
better off on turf.
"He has his quirks, but some-
where in there is a good horse.
He really wants six furlongs, but
we thought we would get him
off the bridle early on and make
use of his stamina."
Mister Rockandroll saw a
string of near misses come to
an end with a battling success
in the frost4cars.co.uk Brighton
With just a maiden victory at
Chelmsford to his name, the
Mark Johnston-trained 5/2
chance changed all that when
doing just enough to land the
Having tracked the early pace,
the sole three-year-old in the
field moved on past early leader
Ifan a furlong from home before
keeping at bay the fast-finishing
Snowmane by a length.
Rider Nicky Mackay said: "He
is just a very big and very green
horse who just gallops on. He
didn t do a tap in front, but
when I went to pull him up he
lit up again.
"He is a quite a big horse that
takes a lot of organising and for
me he will get further as he
stayed the trip very well.
"He gave me a lovely ride and
I think he would have gone on
again if something came at him."
Mirsaalah won as an odds-
on favourite should do when
posting a facile victory from the
front in the Waterfront Hotel
Maiden Auction Stakes.
There was never a moment
of concern for the James Tate-
trained two-year-old filly, with
the 2/7 chance only needing to
be pushed out to score by six
lengths for Jim Crowley.
Crowley said: "It was not a
strong race, but I just kept it
simple on her and let her bowl
along in front.
long out as she was looking
about and I didn t want her to
pull up. There is a lot of room
for improvement and she will
be a nice middle-distance filly
Jockey George Baker praised
the efforts of the staff at trainer
David Lanigan s yard after
Sequester made it three wins
from four starts this year in the
James Ross Jewellers Fillies
Returning from a short lay-
off the 5/1 chance added to wins
at Wolverhampton and Bath
when getting the better of a
bunched finish to deny Shasag
by half a length and regain the
Joanna Mason ensured her
five-hour journey to the track
was not a wasted one when
guiding home Supa Seeker (11/1)
in the checkatrade.com Lady
Amateur Riders Handicap.
The evergreen nine-year old
stuck his neck out in game fash-
ion to give trainer Tony Carroll
his fifth winner at the course in
the past two days when defeat-
ing Kitten s Red by half a length.
Landmark day for Charlotte Jenner
Jenner. PHOTO: BBC
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