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Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am --- 9-10
6.30 pm --- 34-3
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 5 0 17
34BLINDMAN 3 7 3 3 16
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to Tuesday, September 1
6.30 pm 3
34 (Blind Man) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
15 (Sick Woman)
31 (Parson Wife) 4 pm
9 (Cattle) 1 pm
19 (Horse) 10.30am
Aidan O Brien has nominated dual Guineas
hero Gleneagles for the Breeders Cup Classic
in which he could take on American Triple Crown
winner American Pharoah.
The high-class three-year-old is still in line to
make an appearance in the Irish Champion Stakes
on Saturday week, providing the ground is suit-
He has missed intended outings in the Sussex
Stakes and the Juddmonte International due to
ground which was deemed to be too soft.
Should he not appear at Leopardstown, Gle-
neagles will have the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
at Ascot on Champions Day as a back-up on
A mouthwatering duel with American Pharoah,
who only finished second in the Travers Stakes
at Saratoga on Saturday, could then be on the
cards if Bob Baffert's colt stays in training.
In a statement released to Press Association
Sport, O'Brien said: "Given suitable ground, Gle-
neagles will run in the Irish Champion Stakes on
Saturday week and, failing that, he will be aimed
at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in Octo-
ber.Gleneagles has proved himself the best of his
generation over a mile with Classic wins at New-
market and the Curragh supplemented by his St
James's Palace Stakes victory at Royal Ascot.
for Bin Suroor
Beautiful Romance is to be aimed at the Qipco
British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at
Ascot on Champions Day.
The daughter of New Approach will step up
markedly in class for the Group One after running
out a four-and-a-half-length winner of the August
Stakes at Windsor on Saturday.
Always highly regarded, the three-year-old had
disappointed in France on her previous outing but
trainer Saeed bin Suroor suggests she must have
soft ground to be seen at her best.
Stablemate Racing History took the feature
Winter Hill Stakes in good style on the same card
and will now head to Longchamp on Arc week-
aim for Cirrus
Popular veteran Cirrus Des Aigles is on course
to make his comeback from injury in the Qipco
Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Sep-
The nine-year-old has not been seen since fin-
ishing last of four behind Solow in the Prix d'Is-
pahan in May on ground that was quicker than
He had earlier beaten Al Kazeem in the Prix
Ganay---a 22nd career victory and his seventh suc-
cess at the highest level.
After his first trip to Ireland, a return to Ascot
is on the cards for what will be his fifth appearance
in the Champion Stakes, a race he won in 2011
and then made Frankel pull out all the stops a
"He's on target for Leopardstown," said trainer
Corine Barande-Barbe. "It will be his first run in
Ireland---he likes going to new places.
"His problem wasn't serious and given the way
the ground has been, he hasn't missed anything."
Cautious Optimism is advised for the
Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of soft
Lingfield today when running in tandem
will be another turf-flat fixture at Bath
where there is no watering system and good
to soft is forecast. Jumping fans will be
catered for with Southwell and Worcester,
both use mini-fences described as hurdles
and as I ll explain later they are open to
Talk about a quiet week in readiness for
the St Leger meeting at Doncaster seven days
from now, this has been the time for anyone
to get away and have a mini-holiday if, unlike
myself, you can afford the time.
All racing is time' consuming in my life,
fascinating, even though one doesn't travel
the length and breadth of England anymore,
reporting, race-reading, clocking and, of
course, watching intently; it's now possible
to do most of those things from home, view-
ing racing channels.
That said there's nothing like being there'
and able to observe thoroughbreds in the
paddock and watch them move to down to
post. The racing channels don't/wont cater
for such basic needs and it's frustrating, they
prefer to have presenters, guests, etc who
get by with verbal diarrhea.
I've never been one for listening to others
where racing is concerned. I much prefer to
plough my own furrow and chance my com-
putation of our private time-handicap, which
leaves me in no doubt that Cautious Opti-
mism has an excellent opportunity of beating
Bochart and making it third time lucky for
in-form trainer William Muir and son-in-
law, Martin Dwyer.
Cautious Optimism was unlucky in a sim-
ilar race at Nottingham last month, making
all the running until dobbed' right on the
line with the rest four lengths and upwards
in arrears, usually the sign of a strongly-run
race and the time suggests just that.
Similar tactics will probably be used again,
that should sort out the wheat from the chaff
and it's just a question of beating Bochart
or any mystery' newcomer!
An hour late once-raced, beaten-favourite
Sepal is one of twelve decs' for the Maiden
Fillies'' Stakes over seven furlongs, trained
by Charles Hills!
Now, unfortunately, that's a negative
because despite several high-profile successes
with horses owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum
there's no doubt a strike rate of 13 per cent
and less than sixty winners in nine months
is moderate. Sepal is owned by Khaled Abdul-
la!Sepal shaped well on debut and should go
close but this isn't a yard to rely on because
Charles isn't Barry Hills and never will com-
pare anything-like' to his legendary, hard-
So many silver spoon' trainers who simply
can't keep them polished, dozens of em!
At Worcester it could be fun and games
in the 3-y-o hurdle; imagine what confronts
them because mini-fences are somewhat
daunting to aged' hurdlers and we might
just get no finishers!'
Cautious Optimism at Lingfield
10.00 Cautious Optimism
11.50 Ring Of Truth
Hayley Turner is hoping to bow out
on a high after confirming she will retire
from the saddle at the end of the sea-
The 32-year-old is the most successful
female rider in British racing history having
recorded a landmark success when steering
the David Simcock-trained Dream Ahead
to victory in the July Cup at Newmarket
in 2011, becoming the first woman to
secure a Group One victory outright.
She then followed up with another top-
level success aboard Margot Did in the
Nunthorpe Stakes later that summer, while
Simcock supplied Turner with a Grade
One win on I'm A Dreamer in the Beverly
D Stakes of 2012.
However, Turner feels the time is right
to call a halt to her riding days and she
is now eager to embrace a life outside of
the weighing room.
She said: "I have loved every second of
my career as a jockey and I am incredibly
grateful to all those that have supported
me over the years especially my agent,
Guy Jewell, Michael Bell, Conor Dore and
"I am really excited to be starting a new
chapter in my life and am very much look-
ing forward to the new challenges ahead.
"I will continue to stay as focused as
ever on my riding until the end of this
season and will be hoping to ride as many
winners as possible until then."
Speaking to At The Races, who she will
be working for in the future, Turner said:
"I've done an awful lot over the last the
last 15 years and I just feel ready to get
my teeth stuck into something new."
She noted that Seal Of Approval, the
horse she fell off in 2013, won a Group
One at Ascot on Champions Day for
George Baker while she sat at home. "I
cried and had to ring my mum. It's tough,
but it happens to jockeys. I've no regrets
at all. I went to James and Jacko Fanshawe's
last night to explain everything."
Turner said injuries never fazed her.
"But this injury knocked my confidence,
I was pulling out of gaps that I wouldn't
have done and was feeling nervous. At
the time I wouldn't have admitted it, but
now I know I'm riding better. Saying I'm
frustrated by lack of opportunities is a bit
unfair. I'm on 40 winners already, if I rode
until the end of the year I'd have over 50
which is good."
Turner said being a jockey wasn't just
a job. "It's a lifestyle. It's difficult to balance
work and life. I'm hoping people will still
use me until the end of the season, it was
nice going over and having that winner
in Japan (over the weekend) and I'm really
looking forward to the last couple of
Turner confirms retirement plan
Hayley Turner has many options.
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