Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 11th 2015 Contents Company Asset is fancied to yield
reward in the Maiden Stakes over six fur-
longs of good to firm Carlisle this after-
noon but this Fast Company filly is drawn
wide, alongside the only time-handicap
danger, Sunnyhill Bob.
This was also the case last month when
Kevin Ryan s charge, ridden by talented
stable apprentice, Shane Gray, finished sec-
ond on Wolverhampton. Tapeta winner,
Squash, was berthed alongside, hit the
gate and, while Company Asset struggled
and was a mite outpaced, proceeded to win
Actually that was no surprise given
Squash was only beaten two lengths (fifth!)
by our nap, Blue Bayou, in the group three
Sweet Solera at Newmarket last Satur-
Twice-raced improver Sunnyhill Bob is
certain to be on the premises but Graham
Lee is booked for Company Asset; expe-
rience might just prove the key but for the
sake of safety, and common sense, each-
way is advised with three places available.
Running in tandem with this seven-race
programme is another scheduled for Ling-
field polytrack on which John Gosden-
trained Cartago is an obvious choice for
the Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs.
Over a similar distance at Sandown last
month this Frankie Dettori-ridden Dansili
colt just failed when he might just have
been gunned too aggressively from a bad
draw. You can t do it at both ends.
Cartago was napped, ran really well and
so, from a favourable draw, expect Rav
Havlin to adopt positive tactics, and win!
Our devastating daily patent is made up
Guanabara Bay, much improved on his sec-
ond start and definitely worth a punt for
the Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of
good, good to soft in places Ffos Las. What
beats him will win!
Don T back Golden Horn for the Jud-
dmonte at York next week, at odds-on!
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Ground conditions will be key to future plans
for Buratino following his defeat in the Phoenix
Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
Mark Johnston s juvenile was sent off favourite
for the Group One feature following victory in
the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, but had to
make do with minor honours in third place, with
Coventry runner-up Air Force Blue showing sig-
nificant improvement to run out an impressive
Johnston feels the ease in the ground at the
Curragh was detrimental to Buratino s chances
and he will go in search of faster conditions for
the rest of the year.
"He was in the right position in the first half
of the race, and he pulled out more when asked,
though not as much as the first and the second
did. William (Buick) said it (the ground) was too
sticky for him," Johnston told www.godolphin.com.
"I think what I need to do is to go back home
and look at Buratino s record, just to confirm that
he does not like soft ground. Then we can take
it a step further and look at plans for later in the
"There is a possible dilemma, as you find your-
self asking where do you find fast ground late in
the year? Somebody suggested the Breeders Cup,
but that would mean stepping up to one mile.
Carpenter set for York return
Master Carpenter is likely to return to the
scene of his most valuable success following a
creditable run at Haydock on Saturday.
The admirable four-year-old was no match
for Intilaaq in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes on
Merseyside and will now head to the other side
of the Pennines for the Betfred Strensall Stakes
at York on August 22.
Rod Millman s charge lifted the John Smith s
Cup last month and could try to land a Group
Three success for the second time in his career.
"The winner s a fair animal and it nearly cost
us second trying to beat him," said the Devon
"The winner was too strong for us. He s prob-
ably a Group One horse and we are a bit below
"He s fine and all being well he ll go for the
nine-furlong race at York. It depends what turns
Thornton eyes return
Robert Thornton is hoping to get the all-clear
to return to the saddle in the autumn after being
out of action since April 2014.
The jump jockey has been sidelined since suf-
fering a neck injury in a fall from the Alan King-
trained Say When at Chepstow.
At the moment he still can not ride out but
the 37-year-old hopes he will be able to continue
his riding career.
"I m aiming for the autumn. It s still under
management review with the medical team and
the BHA," he said.
"It s fingers crossed, basically.
"I m not able to ride out or anything at the
minute. There are one or two complications, but
hopefully I ll overcome them.
"It s very frustrating. It s not too bad this time
of year, but it was through Christmas time and
Cheltenham and Aintree last year.
"I suppose when the autumn in October comes
round it will be frustrating again. Hopefully, I ll
be back by then.
"We ll try and carry on where we left off."
Ground key to
Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am - 4-36
6.30 pm - 21-29
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 5 0 19
30HOUSECAT 4 5 6 0 15
31PARSONWIFE5 5 4 0 14
34BLINDMAN 3 7 3 2 15
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to August 10
6.30 pm 4
13 (Crapaud) 10.30am
33 (Spider 6.30 pm
2 (Old Lady)
27 (Little Snake)
29(Opium Man) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
30 (House Cat)
10.15 COMPANY ASSET
1.30 GUANABARA BAY
Blue Sonic could bid to continue her
excellent form at Newmarket this weekend
after starring in a 350-1 Ayr treble for
trainer Linda Perratt yesterday.
The five-year-old was sent off the 2-
1 joint-favourite for the Racing UK Day
Pass Handicap, carrying a penalty for a
course victory a little under 48 hours ear-
It was clear from an early stage those
exertions had not made much of a mark
as Blue Sonic travelled powerfully for
For a moment it looked as though she
would struggle to get a run after being
caught behind a wall of horses heading
inside the final furlong, but when the gap
came, she quickened up smartly to get up
and beat stable companion Saxonette by
Blue Sonic could now be set for a crack
at Saturday s Betway Grey Horse Handicap
on the July Course.
"Danny (Tudhope) said he would run
her again (after Saturday) as she was in
great form. I think today if she hadn t won
she d have been a very unlucky loser," said
"She couldn t really get out, but she s
done it really well. To win three on the
bounce is hard.
"I put her in the grey s race at New-
market on Saturday. It s maybe a big ask
as she s had two quick runs, but we ll wait
and see how she comes out."
The Lanarkshire-based trainer also
enjoyed a one-two in the Racing UK Profits
Returned To Racing Handicap, with 8-1
shot Jinky and Joe Fanning seeing off Rock
Canyon by a neck.
The stable hat-trick was initiated by
the David Nolan-ridden Dark Crystal (12-
1) in the Racing UK 1 Price 3 Devices Hand-
"I thought we came with a few chances
if everything went right, but we ve been
there before and it hasn t worked out, so
I m delighted," Perratt told Racing UK.
"Dark Crystal hadn t been 100 per cent
right and she came back and did it nicely
at Musselburgh. We went for a bigger race
on Friday, she seemed to be bouncing so
I said we d take a chance and run her today
and thankfully we did.
"Jinky has been bouncing at home and
although he s been (getting) beaten, he s
not been beaten far. He seems in good
Tudhope rode a double on the afternoon,
also striking gold in the Racing UK Hand-
icap aboard Charava.
Patrick Holmes 7-1 chance was all out
at the finish, but the line just came in time
and he passed the post a head to the good
over Haidees Reflection.
Holmes said: "I felt he was going to be
placed, but when Danny got to work he
picked up a bit again.
"He got shuffled down the field last
time and had a bit much to do. He s got
a better run of the race today, which in
these low-grade races, makes a big dif-
Tudhope picked up a two-day suspen-
sion (August 24 and 25) for using his whip
above the permitted level, while Natalia
Gemelova was given four days (August
24-27) for her ride on the fourth placed
The most valuable race on the card, the
Watch On 3 Devices racinguk.com/any-
where Handicap, produced a stirring duel,
with Gworn (4-1) and PJ McDonald seeing
off Mica Mika by a nose.
Winning trainer Mike Smith said: "The
horse is in great order, his skin is tremen-
dous and he feels well.
"The ground was right, the trip was
right, he s won off 88 before and he was
7lb lower than that. Why should he not
"It was the perfect ride. The gap opened
up for him and up he came.
"I think we ll come back here for the
Western meeting. I think he d like the
ground a little bit softer."
There was a major upset in the British
Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes
as 1-3 favourite Anabel played second
fiddle to the Keith Dalgleish-trained Forever
A Lady (8-1).
The Today s Racing Just 10 With Racin-
gUK Handicap brought proceedings to a
close, with victory going to Alistair and
Garry Whillans with 9-2 shot Henpecked.
Company Asset looks good
Perratt rules roost at Ayr
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