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Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am - 14-32
6.30 pm - 1-21
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: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to August 8
6.30 pm 4
3 (Carriage) 1 pm
20 (Dog) 10.30am
20 (Dog) 6.30 pm
18 (Water Boat)
28 (Red Fish)
13 (Crapaud) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
Paddy Power looks a real special to go
one better in the Maiden Stakes over fur-
longs of good to firm Thirsk today, when
there will be turf-flat fixtures at Ayr and
Thirsk with all-weather scheduled for the
Wolverhampton Tapeta surface.
Plenty of opportunities but the fare, gen-
erally, is moderate and punters who don t
rely on our daily patent will be hard-pressed
to make it pay; so many unsolvable hand-
icaps but that s the way bookmakers like it,
confusing for their clients.
Richard winning machine Fahey con-
tinues to churn out successes, here, there
and everywhere, we ve been waiting for
Paddy Power since this 90-rated Pivotal
colt failed by half a length to beat Plagiarism
over a similar distance at Newcastle last
month under star stable apprentice, Sammy
Jo Bell, recipient of the Shergar Silver Saddle
award at Ascot last Saturday when the Les
Girls won that annual competition for the
The joy on faces of Sammy Jo, Hayley
Turner and exuberant Canadian jockey
Emma-Jayne Wilson was a joy to behold
and though one cringed when so much
wonderful champagne was wasted with
spraying it was a revelation and good fun,
supplied by Saturday afternoon horse-racing.
Our great sport needs such profile, occa-
sionally! Stable jockey, Tony Hamilton,
renews association with rapidly-improving
Paddy Power, nigh on a time-handicap cert
on which Fahey could probably win!
Half an hour later Dark Confidant
attempts to recoup recent losses in the 2-
year-old Maiden Auction Stakes over seven
furlongs and judged on his dead-heat second
at Newcastle five days ago this Royal
Applause gelding will be a handful for
strongly-fancied Midnight Macchiato and
twelve others, most of which are un-raced!
Strike while the iron is hot is often good
policy, especially at this of year when juve-
niles suddenly improve as the penny drops!
On the unique Tapeta surface Our Joy
justifies each-way support with three places
available in the 2-y-o Maiden Fillies Stakes
over six furlongs; Adam Kirby is yer man
and there s no one more determined.
Muhaarar created history at
Deauville by emulating the
brilliant Dayjur and making
the Prix Maurice de Gheest a
third Group One sprint victo-
ry.The Charlie Hills-trained colt
did so in style, readily outpoint-
ing Esoterique and Gordon Lord
Byron in the Sheikh Hamdan
Al Maktoum silks worn by
The Commonwealth Cup and
July Cup winner tracked early
pacesetter Noozhoh Canarias
and when asked to take the race
by the scruff of its neck he did
so as soon as Paul Hanagan
gave him the office.
Esoterique tried hard on his
inside, but in the end it was a
dominating display that more
or less assures Muhaarar of the
sprinter of the year accolade.
Hills has enjoyed a memo-
rable summer with his sprinters
in particular, this triumph com-
ing hot on the heels of Magical
Memory s success in the Stew-
ards Cup at Goodwood.
The half-length winner has
a number of options, with
Sheikh Hamdan sweet on a fur-
ther step up in distance to con-
test the seven-furlong Prix de
la Foret on Arc day, although
the Haydock Sprint Cup over
six furlongs will also be con-
The Faringdon Place trainer
explained: "Sheikh Hamdan
mentioned the Foret and I
imagine his next race will be
either that or Haydock.
"Obviously we need to see
how he comes out of this but
whatever happens, looking fur-
ther ahead I wouldn t mind
having a crack at the Breeders
Hills has already tasted suc-
cess Stateside with the ill-fated
Chriselliam and he envisages
Keeneland as the probable
venue for his champion s swan-
He added: "Reading the
papers this morning it was quite
flattering to see him being com-
pared to Dayjur and if he did
stay in training I think there
could be more to come next
"However, Sheikh Hamdan
has his principles and he stays
with them. I m sure this horse
will make a fantastic stallion."
Asked how he would com-
pare Muhaarar and Dayjur,
Sheikh Hamdan said: "This is
a different type of horse. Of
course he is very good, but I
think over six furlongs there is
nothing between them.
"But over five I think Dayjur
was the best."
Gordon Lord Byron s trainer
Tom Hogan paid tribute to the
seven-year-old s great record
in France, saying: "He loves
France. He hasn t been out of
the first three in five Group
Ones here and I fancy having
another go at the Foret."
Frankie Dettori explained that
Ivawood lost his chance at the
He said: "He s lost a bit of
the speed he had last year and
we missed the break and met
The Aga Khan s Loresho
proved a worthy victor of the
other Pattern race on the card,
the Group Three Prix de Reux.
Christophe Soumillon s
mount proved too strong for
Glaring and trainer Jean-Claude
Rouget intimated he would
come back for the Grand Prix
de Deauville. Ed Dunlop s Red
Galileo was sixth.
Luca Cumani and Jamie Spencer teamed
up to win the Group One Grosser Preis Von
Berlin with Second Step at Hoppegarten
racecourse in Germany.
The four-year-old has improved at a rate
of knots this season, after signing off his
last campaign with a Listed win in Ireland.
First time out he surprised Sir Michael
Stoute s Telescope by winning the Jockey
Club Stakes at Newmarket and was just
touched off back at Headquarters by sub-
sequent Goodwood Cup winner Big Orange.
Second Step appeared to be struggling in
fifth, not enjoying the soft ground, when
the field turned into the straight.
However, Spencer got a final run out of
his mount and he denied Ito deep inside the
final furlong, with German Derby winner
After a lengthy wait for a Group One (since
Presvis won in Dubai in 2011) Cumani has
now won two in quick succession after Post-
poned won the King George at Ascot.
Air Force Blues
in impressive run
Air Force Blue was cut to 10/1 from 16s
for the 2000 Guineas by Sky Bet following
an impressive success in the Keeneland
Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
Having won seven of the previous ten
runnings of the six-furlong contest, O Brien
fielded three of the seven runners and Wash-
ington DC, a winner at Royal Ascot, chased
home his stablemate to claim second with
Buratino well beaten in third.
Two lengths behind Buratino in the
Coventry, Air Force Blue was a 9-4 chance
behind the 11-10 favourite but he showed a
sparkling turn of foot to swoop around the
outside of the field in the hands of Joseph
O Brien, back riding Group One winners for
Coolmore in Ryan Moore s absence.
Buratino had no excuses under William
Buick and could not hold off Windsor Castle
winner Washington DC for second.
O Brien said: "He came forward well from
Ascot. He won his maiden here and didn t
learn a lot, and was a baby going to Ascot.
"He settled, travelled and quickened up
well today, and he was very professional.
"He put it to bed very quickly and he gal-
loped out well. He has a few options now,
including the Prix Morny."
Gleneagles in line for Deauville
Aidan O Brien would like to run dual 2000
Guineas winner Gleneagles in the Prix
Jacques le Marois at Deauville next week-
The three-year-old was a late defector
from the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood as the
ground was not deemed fast enough and
any rain in the lead up to the race would
see him staying at home.
The Galileo colt holds an entry in the ten-
furlong Juddmonte International at York but
he has not yet raced over anything further
than a mile.
"We are looking at Deauville (Prix Jacques
le Marois) and will be watching the weather
forecast this week. If they don t get rain we
will look hard at going there," said O Brien.
"He was ready to run in the Sussex Stakes
at Goodwood and is in good form."
11.15 Our Joy
2.00 Paddy Power
2.30 Dark Confidant
Our Joy to make you smile
Muhaarar digs deep at Deauville
Second Step grabs
first in Germany
Muhaarar: Prix Maurice de Gheest winner.
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