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Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am --- 33-35
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 7 8 7 0 22
30HOUSECAT 4 5 6 0 15
31PARSONWIFE6 6 4 0 16
34BLINDMAN 3 7 3 2 15
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to Tuesday, August 18
6.30 pm 0
10 (Monkey) 1 pm
7 (Hog) 6.30 pm
31 (Parson Woman)
31 (Parson Woman)
29 (Opium Man)
5 (Parson Man)
12 (King) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
29 (Opium Man) 10.30am
Golden Horn to confirm superiority
over The Great Gatsby this afternoon in
the group one Juddmonte International
over an extended ten furlongs of York
Knavesmire and sort out wheat from
the chaff with a no-nonsense front-
running ride under Frankie Dettori.
We know the 2015 Epsom Derby wasn t
a problem, despite pre-race stamina lim-
itations, and that Gatsby wasn t able to
cope with the surge of Golden Horn in
the Eclipse last month but there are
plenty who earnestly believe his unbeaten
counterpart, Gleneagles, will step up in
trip and administer the coup de grace,
On the time-handicap Golden Horn is
vastly superior to all and sundry, on a
point of classification he has no challenger;
Dettori does have a niggle and he ll def-
initely attempt to nullify the challenge of
Aidan O Brien s charge with tactics similar
to those adopted at Sandown nigh on
seven weeks ago.
If we hadn t seen Frankel this generation
of racegoers would be hailing Golden Horn
as the greatest but his brilliance is
nonetheless extremely exciting; enjoy what
promises to be an outstanding spectacle
with different generations competing at
the very highest level, trailing Golden
Will Golden Horn touch evens?
There are so many fancying both Gle-
neagles, not to mention Time Test and,
don t forget, bookmaking is like fishing,
they have to dangle bait to get a catch!
Fascinating, and so is the ten-runner,
£85000, group three Acomb Stakes over
seven furlongs, won last year by William
Buick-ridden Dutch Connection and
NAPPED at 16/1!
Mark Johnston-trained Adventurous
won t be anything like those odds but the
TH marks of this thrice-raced Invincible
Spirit bear close inspection; a solid bet,
mount of Buick!
Johnno also saddles top-weight Whit-
man for the 20-runner, £50000 nursery
handicap over six furlongs but we re
chancing unchallenged Pontefract winner
Mayfair Lady with Richard Fahey s
apprentice Jack Garrity claiming 3lbs
Horn to blow all away
3.40 Golden Horn
4.55 Mayfair Lady
Storm The Stars bids to cement his
position as ante-post favourite for the
Ladbrokes St Leger when he lines-up
for the Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes
at York today.
He heads the market for the final
Classic of the season at Doncaster on
September 12 after a string of fine per-
formances at the highest level.
Placed in both the English and Irish
Derbies, the William Haggas-trained
colt was third to Erupt in the Grand
Prix de Paris at Longchamp on his latest
Storm The Stars takes his racing
extremely well and will be having his
eighth run of the campaign.
"We re hoping he can win. It s never
easy, but he s beaten most of them and
hopefully that will continue," said Bruce
Raymond, racing manager to owner
Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum.
"I think they ve got him to beat rather
than the other way round. We re the
confirmed better horse on form at the
"It s unlike William s training to run
him that much, but he has to keep on
top of this horse. He gets very fresh."
Balios gave a fine performance to win
the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal
Ascot on just his third start but was
then just behind Storm The Stars when
fifth in the Grand Prix de Paris.
Connections of the David Simcock-
trained colt felt their horse did not show
his true running and are expecting a
better effort this time, although he has
a 3lb penalty for his Group Two suc-
"The French race was too messy---it
certainly didn t suit him," said the New-
"He got struck into quite badly in
France and I don t think we saw him in
his best light by any means.
"But I d say he has come out of the
race probably better than he came out
of Ascot. He is going on to carry on
improving but it isn t going to be easy
with a 3lb penalty, though."
Jamie Spencer has ridden Balios in all
his three starts this season and believes
the track at York will play to his mount s
"It is a St Leger Trial, so a lot of these
horses are using this as a stepping stone
towards Doncaster for the final Classic
of the season," Spencer said in his Coral
"I didn t think he ran his race last
time out at Longchamp for whatever
reason that might be.
"The slow pace did not help, but
either way, he is better than that and
he hopefully he can show it at a gal-
loping track which suits him."
Richard Hannon "We think the world
of this fellow. He was very impressive
when stepping up in trip and carrying
top-weight last time. That was only his
second race and he could be anything,
so we have decided to supplement him
to find out whether he is the real deal."
Tashaar is being pitched in at the deep
end after following up his Haydock
debut success with an impressive hand-
icap win at Glorious Goodwood.
The Richard Hannon-trained colt,
owned by Al Shaqab Racing, was added
to the field at the supplementary stage
Aidan O Brien goes for broke with
three runners---Aloft, Bondi Beach and
Aloft, runner-up in the Racing Post
Trophy in October, made a successful
reappearance in the Queen s Vase at
Giovanni Canaletto finished behind
Storm The Stars in both English and
Bondi Beach is the least exposed of
the trio, having short headed stablemate
Order Of St George in the Group Three
At The Races Curragh Cup on the latest
of his three starts.
Trainer David Brown is hoping Medra-
no will put up a good show to confirm
his place in next month s St Leger and
any cut in the ground would aid his
Haggas' 'Stars' to shine at York
Officials at York expect the going to be on
the good side for day one of the four-day Ebor
Festival despite a damp yesterday easing con-
Nine millimetres of rain had caused the ground
to change from good, good to firm in places at
the start of the day to good, with a final report
of good, good to soft in places at the close of
However, dry weather returned overnight and
for today, when the opening card will feature a
mouth-watering clash between Derby hero Golden
Horn and dual 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles
in the Juddmonte International.
"It s predominantly good ground with some
areas on the softer side of good," said assistant
clerk of the course Anthea Morshead.
"Hopefully we have seen the worst of the rain
now and while there s still a chance of a shower,
there s only the odd spot of rain in the air now.
"The course is in super order. We re really
pleased with it and it s natural ground."
Champion option for Karpino
Karpino could still make the Qipco Champion
Stakes in October despite being ruled out of the
Qatar Prix de l Arc de Triomphe.
Trainer Andreas Wohler reports the German
2000 Guineas winner to be back in training after
sustaining an injury in June which caused him
to miss the Deutsches Derby and Ascot s King
George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Though Karpino could be ready to return to
action in late September, the Arc would will come
Wohler wants to get a prep run into his stable
star ahead of a race as big as the Champion Stakes
at Ascot on October 17.
"He s fine, he s back in work but we haven t
made any final plans yet," said the trainer.
"He won t be ready for the Arc. He ll be able
to run, if everything goes all right, in the second
half of September but it would be too close to
"Ascot is in our minds but he needs a prep
run first. There are several prep races for him but
we will just have to see how everything goes."
Kachy misses Gimcrack date
Kachy has been ruled out of Saturday s Irish
Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes at
Tom Dascombe s charge has won both of his
starts this term, kicking off with a maiden win
at Chester before stepping up to Group Three
level to take the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood
The Kyllachy colt had been due to tackle six
furlongs for the first time on the Knavesmire,
but Dascombe reports Kachy to have suffered a
He tweeted: "Unfortunately due a minor set-
back, Kachy is unable to run in the Gimcrack on
Saturday. Really sorry for his four fantastic own-
Jazzi on top in Nonette
Jazzi Top enjoyed a dream run on the far rail
to claim a cosy success in the Prix de la Nonette
at Deauville yesterday.
The John Gosden-trained filly, who had finished
fifth in the Investec Oaks and Nassau Stakes, was
initially caught in a pocket as the tempo quickened
in the straight.
Frankie Dettori had to sit up in the saddle and
bide his time but the filly showed a neat turn of
foot to take advantage of the gap that appeared
at the right time after Wekeela had set a sedate
She quickened in good style to put the Group
Two contest to bed in a few strides.
Andreas Wohler s German raider Holy Moly
was second and Sainte Amerante third.
to be good at York
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