Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 18th 2015 Contents Pure Diamond, advantaged by a 5lbs fil-
lies allowance and the best draw, looks
gilt-edged for a 2-y-o Maiden Stakes over
a mile of Kempton polytrack today; it s
that time of year when Godolphin-owned
super-breds begin to make their mark.
Veteran trainer Saeed bin Suroor was
pleased with at Gloroius Goodwood last
month when James Doyle-ridden Pure Dia-
mond shaped well on debut behind Notary,
beaten seven lengths in a fourteen-strong
Two-year-old form at the Sussex venue,
especially during this five-day(s) marathon,
is usually right up to scratch and, judged
on the time-handicap mark achieved Pure
Diamond, an easy-moving Street Cry filly,
what beats her will win; William Buick rides,
Chelmsford also stages a seven-race pro-
gramme on a similar surface and target
for many juvenile aficionados will be 89-
six-race career which reached a zenith when
Joseph Tuite s charge finished third, right
in the money for that extremely Newbury
Sales race in July; subsequently they tilted
at windmills by contesting the group three
Molecomb at Goodwood where this Pas-
toral Pursuits colt simply wasn t good
An ignominious seven (of ten!) to Kachy,
beaten six lengths, might just have bot-
tomed Fields Of Vision and twice-raced,
Richard Hannon-trained Madhatten comes
Realistically Filed Of Vision should be a
five-star special and it s significant three
weeks recovery time has been allowed but
he ll not carry any of my money unless 2/1
or better and that s unlikely.
Never break tried and tested betting rules
but this will be fascinating and indeed
informative as John Egan climbs aboard
Field Of Vision for the fifth time.
Good ground is expected at Leicester
where Scott Dixon-trained Socialites Red
is thrown-in the Fillies Maiden Auction
Stakes over five furlongs despite a below-
par effort over further on Wolverhampton
Tapeta last week, first run nigh on two
Dixon isn t a favourite but Socialites Red
has any amount in hand and can be risked,
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
11.15 Pure Diamond
2.40 Socialites Red
2.50 Field Of Vision
A final field of eight has been
declared for the Juddmonte
International tomorrow, with
Joseph O Brien set to ride Gle-
The only horses pulled out at
the final declaration stage on
Monday morning were The
Corsican and Mahsoob, with
big guns Golden Horn, Glenea-
gles and Time Test all standing
their ground in what promises
to be the race of the season.
With Gleneagles set to carry
8st 12lb, it had been considered
unlikely that Joseph O Brien
would be able to take the ride,
but the surprise news
announced yesterday morning
was that he will partner the dual
2000 Guineas winner, with Sea-
mus Heffernan aboard Cougar
O Brien junior endured a
well-publicised battle with the
scales earlier this season that
has seen him struggle to ride at
even 9st in recent months.
Standing in the way Glenea-
gles is Golden Horn, the out-
standing unbeaten colt who was
a late absentee from the King
George VI and Queen Elizabeth
Stakes at Ascot last month due
to unsuitable ground.
A stablemate of Golden Horn,
Dick Doughtywylie was sup-
plemented last week as a pace-
maker for the Anthony Oppen-
and has also been declared.
Many consider the Group
One at York a two-horse race,
but Roger Charlton is convinced
Time Test, runaway winner of
the Tercentenary Stakes at Royal
Ascot, can ruffle a few feathers
in the silks of Khalid Abdullah,
whose Juddmonte operation
sponsor the race.
"It s really exciting for the
sport, really exciting for York,"
Teddy Grimthorpe told At The
"It s a clash everyone has
wanted with a couple of really
exciting Classic-winning three-
year-olds taking on some good
older horses, including York-
shire s favourite The Grey Gats-
by and some other young pre-
"With my York hat on and
my Juddmonte sponsorship hat
on, it s brilliant. Of course, with
my Juddmonte racing hat on
I m a bit more nervous for Time
Test, but he is a horse who
caught a lot of peoples eyes
with his win in the Tercentenary
and I know he excited Frankie
[Dettori], which makes it all the
more interesting given that he
is riding Golden Horn."
The Grey Gatsby finished
second to the O Brien-trained
Australia in the race 12 months
ago and will try again for North
Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan.
Ryan s inmate turned in a
smashing effort in the Coral-
Eclipse, but he was still three
and a half lengths away from
Golden Horn at the line.
"I m really looking forward
to it. It deserves to have the best
horses there and it s going to be
a very exciting race.
"He s going to be a hard horse
to beat. He s proven he is top-
class but we ve got good form
on the track, so if we can t beat
him let s hope we give him a
Australian colt Criterion adds
further spice for trainer David
Hayes, while David Elsworth s
Arabian Queen completes the
Golden Horn is Sky Bet s 4/6
favourite in their opening day-
of-race market, ahead of Gle-
neagles at 100/30 and Time
Test at 9/2.
Quest set for Lonsdale test
Roger Charlton has the Betfred Ebor on
Saturday as "back-up" for Quest For More, who is
more likely to run at York a day earlier.
Charlton is likely to give the richest Flat
handicap in Europe a miss with the
Northumberland Plate winner, whose chief aim is
the Group Two Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale
Cup over two miles on Friday.
The five-year-old son of Teofilo was last seen
finishing second in the Goodwood Cup, in which
he was beaten a neck by fellow Lonsdale
candidate Big Orange.
The Beckhampton handler told his website,
www.rogercharlton.com: "Quest for More will be
confirmed for the Ebor as a back-up, but is an
intended runner in the Weatherbys Hamilton
Lonsdale Cup on Friday, where he will lock horns
with his old rivals Trip to Paris and Big Orange,
along with a few others."
Quest For More is one of 65 confirmations for
the 20-runner Ebor, for which the Irish dominate
the ante-post market.
Three-year-old colt Fields Of Athenry is the
current favourite after he won the Group Three
Ballyroan Stakes for Aidan O'Brien with a hint of
authority on August 6.
Royal Ascot winner Clondaw Warrior, trained by
Willie Mullins and the intended mount of Frankie
Dettori, is also in the shake-up after he claimed
another tidy pot at the Galway Festival late last
month. He will, however, need a fair few horses to
come out at the final declaration stage to be
guaranteed a run.
Mullins is also responsible for Wicklow Brave,
who sits cosily above the cut-off point.
Shalaa in frame for Gimcrack
Shalaa could attempt to further enhance his tall
reputation in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing
Gimcrack Stakes at York on Saturday.
John Gosden's youngster excelled in the
Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and is
one of 16 confirmations for the much-coveted
Group Two on the Knavesmire.
Coventry Stakes winner Buratino was no match
for Air Force Blue in their Phoenix Stakes rematch
at the Curragh, but he would be reverting to
Group Two class at York.
Trainer Mark Johnston also has Riflescope and
Ode To Evening in contention.
Washington DC could be joined by stablemate
Painted Cliffs in the Gimcrack line-up after Aidan
O'Brien's duo finished second and fourth
respectively in the Phoenix.
Gutaifan, King of Rooks and Log Out Island have
been confirmed by Richard Hannon, with Ajaya
and Raucous featuring for William Haggas.
Tom Dascombe holds Goodwood winner Kachy
in high regard and he could also run.
Finnegan, trained in America by Wesley Ward,
is an interesting candidate---and reportedly an
intended starter, according to the trainer---while
Ribchester, Steady Pace and Areen are also in the
Storm The Stars tops Great decs
Placed in the Epsom and Irish Derbies, Storm
The Stars spearheads a seven-strong cast for the
Great Voltigeur Stakes at York tomorrow.
William Haggas' colt, third in the Epsom Derby
and second in the Irish equivalent, will use the
Group Two on the Knavesmire as a potential
launchpad for the Ladbrokes St Leger at
The tough Sea The Stars colt is thriving on
racing and was far from disgraced when third in
the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp last month.
Tashaar, trained by Richard Hannon, was
supplemented last week and unsurprisingly
stands his ground after winning his two races to
date in the style of an upwardly-mobile animal.
Aidan O'Brien had been responsible for nine
possible runners at the confirmation stage, but
his squad has been whittled down to three.
Aloft, so impressive on his seasonal debut in
the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, Curragh Cup
winner Bondi Beach and Giovanni Canaletto will
fly the flag for Ballydoyle.
Pure Diamond is gilt-edged
O'Brien to ride Gleneagles in Juddmonte
Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am --- 21-29
6.30 pm --- 34-14
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 3 18
15SICKWOMAN5 5 5 1 16
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 7 0 21
30HOUSECAT 4 5 6 0 15
31PARSONWIFE6 6 4 0 16
34BLINDMAN 3 7 3 2 15
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to Monday, August 17
6.30 pm 3
32 (Shrimp) 1 pm
14 (Money) 6.30 pm
15 (Sick Woman)
35 (Big Snake)
16 (Jamette) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
18 (Water Boat)
21 (Mouth) 10.30am
Joseph O'Brien is set to ride Gleneagles
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