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Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am --- 1-1
6.30 pm --- 25-18
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 8 5 7 2 22
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 11 8 5 0 24
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: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to Monday, August 24
6.30 pm 8
1 (Centipede) 6.30 pm
29 (Opium Man)
TODAY'S STAR BETS
31 (Parson Wife)
8 (Tiger) 4 pm
4 (Dead Man) 1 pm
35 (Big Snake) 10.30am
Fashionable Spirit is on a winning mark
for the nursery handicap over five furlongs
of good to soft Newbury today and Mark
winning machine Johnston has booked
championship-chasing Silvestre de Souza
for this consistent Invisible Spirit filly,
winner at Ripon under the Brazilian back
Since then Fashionable Spirit has
improved considerably and last month, sig-
nificantly, achieved a career-best in a fierce-
ly-competitive Glorious Goodwood nursery
over six furlongs, fading close home.
That trip might have been a shade too
far.Dream Dreamer can t be dismissed and
Richard Hannon-trained November could
well take issue off bottom-weight but Fash-
ionable Spirit definitely ticks enough boxes
for a punt.
Bergholt is strongly-fancied to make it
third time lucky in the 2-y-o Maiden Stakes
over seven furlongs of good to soft Brighton
but there is a potential fly in the ointment
because once-raced Long Island, getting a
5lbs fillies allowance, shaped with promise
in a Newmarket maiden earlier this month
despite finishing well in rear.
Experience counts for so much with juve-
niles and over the years most of our best
bets have replicated debut efforts; that s
precisely what Bergholt did at Lingfield
when fourth (again!) in a fast-run race won
by Machine Learner and Philip Hide s charge
was beaten only a length having led briefly
approaching the final furlong.
This represents an excellent opportunity
but we re mindful of likely improvement
from Long Island and Simon Crisford-
trained newcomer Dubai In Bloom; there
will probably be six runners and so each-
way (one/two) is recommended.
Incidentally the easy surface should suit
Bergholt ideally, the progeny of his sire, Sir
Percy, seem to prefer softened underfoot
Click on to www.dailyearner.co.uk as
usual because we have a jumping selection
Fashionable Spirit is in
American trainer Wesley Ward already
has one eye on Royal Ascot next summer
for Nunthorpe runner-up Acapulco after
ruling out a return to Britain for the Cheve-
ley Park Stakes at Newmarket next month.
The daughter of Scat Daddy was a hot
favourite to beat her elders on the
Knavesmire on Friday following a brilliant
display in the Queen Mary, but after looking
the likely winner when kicking clear, she
was eventually reeled in by the Michael
Dods-trained Mecca s Angel.
Ward feels the rain-softened ground went
against his filly, but is proud of her achieve-
ments and hopes she will be back at York
in 12 months time.
He said: "She s come home in beautiful
shape. She s an easy filly to deal with---a
good keeper---and there are no worries with
her. She ran a fantastic race and I really
believe we could have had an even better
result on quicker ground, but I don t want
to take anything away from the winner, who
ran a monstrously huge race.
"I had dinner with Michael Tabor (part-
owner) that night and I suggested that we
should now work backwards from the King s
Stand and he said, Done , so that is the
"We hope to be back for the King s Stand
and the Nunthorpe again next year as a
three-year-old filly and hopefully we ll bring
her back there 110 per cent."
Ward will discuss plans for the rest of
the year with Acapulco s owners, but she
will not be heading to Newmarket next
month. I think to come back for the Cheveley
Park would be one trip too many and our
focus is primarily on next year," said the
trainer. I don t know if she ll run again (this
year), that s something I ll have to talk over
with the guys."
Meanwhile Marco Botti is keen to return
to America later in the year for the Breeders
Cup meeting with Euro Charline.
Despite the four-year-old only finishing
fourth in her bid to secure successive vic-
tories in the Beverly D Stakes at Arlington
earlier this month, the Newmarket handler
is eager to send her across to the two-day
fixture at Keeneland in October.
Before that, Euro Charline could run in
the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes
at Leopardstown on September 12, with the
Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at
Newmarket also an option.
Botti said: "It didn t really pan out as we
wanted in the Beverly D.
"The rain came just an hour before the
race, which made the conditions softer than
we wanted as she acts so well on fast ground.
"She broke out so well she ended up mak-
ing the running, which was never the plan.
"It was a long journey and a tough race
but she travelled back well and seems in
Acapulco back for more next year
12.40 AL KHAJAFI
2.10 FASHIONABLE SPIRIT
Godolphin mopped up the three maiden
events at a wet Kempton with a trio of
favourites---Power Game, Mise En Rose and
Power Game (8-11), whose three previous runs
had all come at the Sunbury venue, had no trou-
ble opening his account in the betdaq.com #20
Free Bet Maiden Stakes.
James Doyle soon had the Saeed bin Suroor-
trained gelding, who made his seasonal debut
just 19 days earlier, in front and won virtually
unchallenged by four lengths from Esteemable.
Doyle said: "It will do him good to get his
head in front. He d showed a solid level of ability
"He d had a little break and came back here
first run and ran well.
"This was a weaker race and we expected him
stays on that he should be competitive."
The two divisions of the British Stallion Studs
EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes belonged to trainer
Charlie Appleby and jockey William Buick.
Mise En Rose (6--4) saw off newcomer Bar-
leysuger by a length in division one, while City
Chic (5--6) had to be driven right out to hold
Pure Happiness, ridden by Doyle, in the same
colours in the second leg.
Victoria Pendleton is set to have her first
ride as an amateur jockey on Royal Etiquette
at Ripon on Monday.
The dual Olympic gold medallist hopes to
partner the eight-year-old, trained by Lawney
Hill, in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders
Handicap over an extended mile and a quarter
at the North Yorkshire track s Bank Holiday
"She s hoping to ride Royal Etiquette on Mon-
day. She s done the two-day course at the British
Racing School to get the Flat and jumps licence,"
"She s hoping to get that and then go up to
Ripon on Monday and see how we get on.
"It s a race for novice amateurs who have rid-
den less than three winners, so she will be
against other novice riders.
"That s why it was chosen for her and also
it s a Betfair-sponsored race and they are spon-
"I see no problem why she won t get the
licence, unless there s a technical problem I m
not aware of."
Pendleton announced in March she was train-
ing to become a jockey, with a long-term aim
of competing in the Foxhunter Chase at next
year s Cheltenham Festival.
She had her first experience in public in a
charity race at Newbury in early July when fin-
ishing eighth on the Hill-trained Mighty Mambo.
Group One-winning sprinter Maarek is
poised for a return to England after he was
confirmed for the totescoop6 Beverley Bul-
let on Saturday.
The eight-year-old Irish sprinter, trained
by Evanna McCutcheon, is on course to
feature in the Listed heat after finishing
fifth behind Mattmu in the Phoenix Sprint
Stakes at the Curragh on August 9.
McCutcheon said: "Maarek has got an
entry at Newmarket on the same day, but
I d say the Beverley Bullet is more likely at
this stage. We d love to run him. He s ready
to run and likes to be kept busy, but, as
always with him, it s all about the ground
as he never wants it too quick."
Maarek is one of 21 confirmations for the
Beverley Bullet, for which compatriot Dikta
Del Mar, trained by Tom Hogan, could also
travel across from Ireland.
Tangerine Trees won the race in 2011
before claiming a Group One success in the
Prix de l Abbaye a few months later at
Longchamp. Bryan Smart could give the
ten-year-old another chance to shine on
the Westwood, where he may be accom-
panied by stablemate Red Pike.
Maarek fired up for Beverley
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