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Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am --- 16-2
6.30 pm --- 17-25
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 5 5 6 0 16
31PARSONWIFE6 6 4 0 16
34BLINDMAN 3 7 3 2 15
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to Saturday, August 22
6.30 pm 1
22 (Rat) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
Rebel could make her trademark
Surge pay off in the eleven-runner fillies
nursery over six furlongs of good to firm
Leicester tonight when another turf-flat
fixture at Carlisle runs in tandem; earlier
Brighton good to soft and Kempton poly-
track offer opportunities, the start of
another tough, overwhelming week.
That 12/1 nap, Mayfair Lady, was the
highlight of York on the first day, two others
maintained the consistency flow and we ll
be concentrating on the juvenile scene 100%
given ground conditions are superb as
Autumn moves in; by far the best time of
year for exploiting 2-y-o handicaps at a
time when the majority haven t a clue as
to how and why ratings are allotted.
As mentioned so often it s a speciality
which I ve studied fastidiously for decades,
paying off now and if Rebel Surge runs up
to her time-handicap mark there wont be
a danger to David Morris charge, napped
when successful at Lingfield last month.
That was off the back of a useful Ascot
effort in June which Rebel Surge nigh on
duplicated in a strongly-contested fillies
nursery at Newmarket three weeks ago.
Twelfth of twenty doesn t tell the true
Probability is once-raced, Richard Fahey-
trained winner, Curtain Call, will improve
and Musical Taste seems on the upgrade
but sufficiently-experienced Rebel Surge
ticks enough boxes for a serious each-way
punt with three places available.
Kumandavsumfun reappears in the nurs-
ery over six furlongs at Brighton, last time
out David Evans charge was a flop nap
at Chester where he didn t negotiate the
final bend, ran out and was pulled up.
Apprentice Philip Prince is back on board,
Kum goes best for him and 3lbs apprentice
allowance should weigh in his favour; we
always follow up losing naps for two races
and recent 16/1 winner, Shakerattlenroll,
emphasised the wisdom of such policy!
Most important is staying focused and
consistent in that quest for an EIGHTH
naps table success; www.dailyearner.co.uk
is an absolute must for serious-minded
Found gained a well-deserved first suc-
cess of the season in cosy fashion against
just two rivals in the Kilfrush Stud Royal
Second in the both the Irish 1,000
Guineas and the Coronation Stakes, Aidan
O Brien s filly was sent off 8/13 favourite
after stablemate Ol Man River was with-
drawn from the 10-furlong Group Three
due to the rain-softened ground.
Answered set the pace but Seamie Hef-
fernan always had the leader in her sights
and pulled clear in the final half-furlong
to score by four lengths. Highly Toxic was
well back, last of the trio.
O Brien said: "That is the first time Found
has run beyond a mile, and we always felt
she was crying out for it.
"The plan was always to keep her to a
mile until Ascot, and then give a break. We
could have a look at the Arc with her.
"You would have to be delighted with
that for her first run back. She has plenty
of pace, and over a mile she was probably
getting there too early. Seamie gave her a
Found is a 20/1 chance with Sky Bet for
the Prix de l Arc de Triomphe, with O Brien
considering the Prix Vermeille as a possible
route to that race.
"We ll look at the Vermeille and Leop-
ardstown, and see how she comes out of
this," he said.
Cailin Mor bounced back to form with
a hard-fought victory in the Luke & Nellie
Comer Apprentice Handicap.
Mick Halford s three-year-old was
pushed out by Sean Corby to get the better
of Chillie Billie, who had won at the Galway
Festival three weeks ago.
Cailin Mor (16/1), who joined Halford s
team when Joanna Morgan retired in the
spring, got the verdict by half a length after
being unplaced in her first three starts this
term. Sister Slew was third.
Halford said: "I must admit she s had no
luck in the three runs she s had for us.
"A drop of rain and riding her a bit more
settled has helped. I m glad I ve got the
key to her now.
"She s a big strong filly now. She won
her nursery for Joanna last year on fast
ground in Fairyhouse. She s a beautiful
mover but we were running out of options
so she was going to run today whatever
"We ll see what s in the book for her
now, but she stays seven well and enjoyed
the ease in the ground, so that will open
up her options."
An Saighdiur (8/1) rolled back the years
when landing his first victory since April
2014 in the Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital
Andrew Slattery s eight-year-old knuck-
led down gamely to see off the 100-30
favourite Have A Nice Day by a length and
a quarter. Tylery Wonder was third.
"He was handicapped on fast ground
and he s always wanted it soft," said Slattery.
"It will be the Ayr Gold Cup or Silver Cup
next, whichever he gets into."
Aye Aye Skipper (2/1 favourite) followed
up his success at Killarney on Wednesday
for trainer Johnny Levins in the Mongey
Pat Fahy s versatile performer Western
Boy (6/1) took the Killashee Handicap in
good style under Fran Berry to follow up
his opening Flat success at Killarney last
Found emerges as Arc possible
'Rebel' to surge home
1.40 Early Bird
2.55 Rebel Surge
Frankie Dettori and Shalaa successfully moved
up to Grade One company with an effortless
victory in the Prix Morny, yesterday
The winner of Group 2s at Newmarket and
Goodwood on his previous starts, the John
Gosden-trained Shalaa led home a British one-
two from fellow Al Shaqab runner Gutaifan, in
the care of Richard Hannon, followed him home.
Gay Kelleway's Zebstar did his best to
complete a clean sweep of the placings but was
overhauled in the closing stages for third by
Pascal Bary's Tourny.
The contest was run on rain-softened ground,
with the going officially given as 'very soft', but
Shalaa appeared to have no trouble and scored
at 1/2 with British bookmakers.
"He is the best two-year-old I've sat on in my
life," Dettori said in an interview with French TV
channel Equidia after the race, a comment that
is bound to attract attention given the wealth of
talent he has partnered during his distinguished
Bolger keeping it
in the family
Herald The Dawn (6/4) gave trainer Jim
Bolger a sixth triumph in the Galileo EBF
Futurity Stakes when wearing down long-time
leader Now Or Never in the seven-furlong Group
A full-brother to Dawn Approach, winner of
the 2000 Guineas in 2013, Herald The Dawn had
to work quite hard to pin down Michael
O'Callaghan's filly and prevail by a length and a
quarter under Kevin Manning.
By doing so, Herald The Dawn emulated his
sire New Approach who lifted this prize in 2007.
The O'Brien-trained 11/8 favourite Shogun was
third, his trainer Aidan O'Brien having warned
beforehand over concerns over the ability of the
son of Fastnet Rock to handle the ground, while
his stablemate Air Vice Marshal was withdrawn
earlier in the day.
Bolger said: "Kevin said the wheels were
spinning but he got there. He's basically a good-
ground horse but he overcame the adversity.
"He can do six furlongs, seven or a mile. We'll
see where he fits in, and we have choices in
Ireland, England and France. The fact that he has
shown he can handle some cut in the ground
opens up our options a little."
Asked whether he saw the winner as more of
a Guineas or Derby prospect, Bolger replied:
"He's a Guineas horse. A better trainer than me
might be able to get him to stay a mile and a
team in order
Order Of St George gave Aidan O'Brien a
second big shot at the Ladbrokes St Leger when
taking the Palmerstown House Irish Estate Irish
St Leger Trial Stakes at the Curragh in emphatic
The son of Galileo, a 6/4 chance, joins
stablemate Bondi Beach as a fascinating
contender for the Doncaster Classic, when
romping home in the rain-softened conditions to
give O'Brien and Heffernan a Group-race double.
Inis Meain made the running until he was
overhauled by Sea Moon over three furlongs out
before Order Of St George sneaked through a
gap on the far rail to take it up and settle the
issue in a matter of strides. Sea Moon was a
clear second on an encouraging comeback run
for John Oxx with the O'Brien second string
32 (Shrimp) 4 pm
12 (King) 1 pm
7 (Hog) 10.30am
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