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Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am --- 8-1
6.30 pm --- 24-16
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 9 5 7 3 24
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 11 8 5 1 25
05PARSONMAN 5 5 5 3 18
15SICKWOMAN5 5 5 1 16
18WATERBOAT 4 6 7 0 17
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 3 5 0 11
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 7 8 7 0 22
30HOUSECAT 5 6 6 0 17
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 31
6.30 pm 4
33 (Spider) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
13 (Crapaud) 4 pm
6 (Belly) 1 pm
33 (Spider) 10.30am
Highly Sprung, one of two Mark John-
ston declarations for the £20,000 High-
land Spring Water Nursery Handicap over
six furlongs of good to soft Hamilton,
ticks enough boxes for a solid each-way
punt but today looks difficult!
We ve had plenty of rain countrywide
for several days, Goodwood will be nigh
on bottomless, if it s on, Epsom also fore-
cast very soft and even the lone jumping
fixture at Newton Abbot will be played
out on demanding conditions; There is an
old saying. when wet, don t bet!
Don t forget betting isn t compulsory
but if it s an addiction, or you can t watch
a race with involvement, reduce your stakes
dramatically and be patient, a spell of high
pressure is due and by the weekend ground
conditions could be in stark contrast.
Unfortunately some punters are addicted
and that s why I m always banging the
drum about sticking to my daily patent
which is all about three singles, (if odds
of 2/1 or better are on offer), three doubles
and a treble.
The DP adds spice to investing and
that s the way to approach backing horses;
adopt a controlled, business-like attitude;
bookmakers take it seriously and make
millions collectively, why shouldn t we do
the same. They have to play in every race,
we don t!
Johnston was asked to alter his modus
operandi this season and concentrate
moreso on the juvenile scene, he s slotted
into the role seamlessly and his two-year-
olds have been a revelation at all major
meetings with resounding successes in
high-profile races; Highly Sprung is ordi-
nary by comparison to several classic
prospects at Johnno s Middleham base
but consistent and definitely the one to
beat under Joe Fanning, the redoubtable
jockey whose dedication and consistency
are testimony to his splendid genuine
career. a man who punters can trust, 100
On the time-handicap thrice-raced sta-
ble-companion Ahdaf could be a danger
but all races to date have been over five
and so with three places available Highly
Sprung is nominated to make the frame.
Earlier once3-raced Colour Me Happy
is expected to improve in-form trainer by
Karl Burke and land the 2-y-o Maiden
Stakes over a mile and Electra Voice is
fancied to go close in the Fillies Nursery
over six furlongs at the Arundel circuit; a
Double Olympic champion Victoria
Pendleton was agonisingly denied a
fairytale victory on her first ride as a
fully-fledged amateur jockey at Ripon.
Despite being a total novice in the
saddle, the dual gold medal-winning
cyclist announced in March she was
training to become a jockey, with the
long-term aim of competing in the Fox-
hunter Chase at next year s Cheltenham
Pendleton, 34, made her racecourse
debut in a charity event at Newbury in
early July, when down the field aboard
Mighty Mambo, and having since been
awarded her Category A licence, she
headed to North Yorkshire to partner
the Lawney Hill-trained Royal Etiquette
in the 13-runner Betfair Novice Flat
Amateur Riders Handicap.
The 14-1 shot was slowly away, com-
ing out of the stalls last of all, but swiftly
made up ground down the outside of
the field to track the pacesetting Choco-
The pair rounded the home turn well
clear of the remainder and when Choco-
late Diamond began to falter, Pendleton
pushed Royal Etiquette to the front.
The chasing pack closed up in the
final furlong, but Royal Etiquette refused
to go down without a fight.
Pendleton said: "I had to switch to
plan B too quickly.
"I tried to keep a hold of him, because
I was told that if he hit the front before
the three-furlong marker he would hold
his hands up as if he d done enough.
"I was pushing with everything I had
and lost my balance a bit on the undu-
lations, which was frustrating, and I
ended up just shouting at him to keep
"I knew it was going to hurt, but I
was just so happy. I was so proud of
him, he exceeded all our expectations
and he will get some Polos tonight!
"It s given me confidence and I feel
blessed to have been given this chance,
I feel like a real jockey. I don t know
when the next race will be, but riding
on the Flat is allowing me to hone my
"I am absolutely delighted to be placed
and Ripon will always hold a special
place in my heart.
"I genuinely didn t think it was pos-
sible when this idea was mentioned, and
if you had told me six months and six
days ago, which was the first time I sat
on a horse, that I would be here I would-
n t have believed it.
"There have been so many challenges
along the way and it s amazing how
much I have learned. It s been a fantastic
experience so far.
"I had an amazing cycling career, but
riding a horse is so much fun. My family
keep having to tell me to shut up I talk
about it so much."
Hill said: "I m over the moon, because
the race didn t go to plan at all.
"They didn t go a fast gallop so she
was up there with them, he went to the
front, which we didn t want him to do
until later on in the race, but he really
enjoyed it and this is what she is so good
at---she switched to plan B on her first
ride. Most people can t do that after 50
"She kept him going, she never gave
up and was absolutely brilliant. A judge
of pace---she looked like she d done it
"The first thing she said was sorry
I didn t win , that s because she s a per-
fectionist, but look at how well we ve
done today. I ve been saying for a long
time now this isn t just a stunt, it s a
10.20 Colour Me Happy
11.15 Electra Voice
1.05 Highly Sprung
Highly Sprung on tough day
Champ Pendleton second on debut
Willie Mullins hailed Hurricane Fly a "leg-
end of a horse" after announcing the retire-
ment of one of the greatest hurdlers of all
Famed for his tremendous courage as
well as his undoubted class, Hurricane Fly
won a record-breaking 22 Grade Ones after
joining the County Carlow yard of trainer
Mullins in 2008.
"He s come back into training and he s
really well in himself, but having had a chat
with the owners, they were keen enough to
retire him while he is still in great order,"
Mullins told Press Association Sport.
"What can you say about him? He s a
legend of a horse. This day was always going
to come and it s great that we re doing it
on our terms, rather than due to an injury
or something like that.
"He s a horse who has everything - speed
and stamina and an incredible bravery and
aggressiveness. I think those are the key
The son of Montjeu won 24 of his 32 races
over jumps, including the Champion Hurdle
at the Cheltenham Festival in 2011 before
becoming the first horse since Comedy Of
Errors in 1975 to regain the crown in 2013.
Mullins pointed to his first triumph at
Prestbury Park as his personal highlight.
Time called on Telescope
Sir Michael Stoute described Telescope
as "a model of consistency" after owners
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing confirmed
the Royal Ascot winner s retirement.
The five-year-old was a stunning winner
of the Hardwicke Stakes last summer and
went on to fill the runner-up spot in the
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Despite a disappointing run in this season s
Hardwicke, Telescope was still being pre-
pared for a second tilt at the King George
before injury intervened.
And though connections had been hoping
to see him return for an autumn campaign,
time has now been called on his career.
Stoute said: "Telescope was a model of
"He s a quality, good-actioned, brave colt
with a grand temperament.
"The highlight of his career was his scin-
tillating performance in the 2014 Hardwicke
Stakes at Royal Ascot."
Telescope won five races from 14 starts
and earned over £763,000 in prize-money.
Hobbs stars in Kempton entry
Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs features
among 12 entries for the totescoop6 Sep-
tember Stakes at Kempton on Saturday.
The John Gosden-trained colt is being
aimed at the Prix de l Arc de Triomphe, but
is no stranger to artificial surfaces having
made his debut as a two-year-old at Wolver-
hampton late last year.
Runner-up in the Dante Stakes and
Investec Derby to stablemate Golden Horn,
the son of Halling is a general 7-1 chance
for Longchamp on October 4.
Jack Hobbs runs in the colours of Godol-
phin, as does fellow Kempton possible Trys-
ter, a prolific winner on the all-weather for
Charlie Appleby and in line to return to
Polytrack having failed to give his running
in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown.
Hurricane Fly retires
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