Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 9th 2015 Contents Ferryover is strongly-fancied to gain
compensation for an unlucky recent defeat
this afternoon when Kevin Ryan s charge
attempts to defy top-weight in the opening
nursery handicap over seven furlongs of
good ground Doncaster. This is it, first day
of the St Leger meeting which concludes
on Saturday with the time-honoured oldest
Only eight have been declared but it
promises to be an intriguing three-year-old
marathon even though Aidan O Brien could
well dominate with three set for action.
First and third favourites, Order Of St George
and Bondi Beach are, apparently, his main
protagonists but, there again, why is Fields
Of Athenry in the line-up?
I ve got a deal of intense study ahead. In
the meantime Ferryover is indeed our fancy
to go one better having been a denied a
clear run under Jamie Spencer when beaten
half a length by Tasleet in the valuable York
Sales race over six furlongs three weeks
Ferryover absolutely flew in a manner
that suggests an extra furlong is needed.
On the time-handicap this Pastoral Pursuits
colt is best-in and justifies a serious each-
way wager with three places available.
A cracking start and hopefully we ll be
able to play winnings on Newmarket winner
Venturous in the following Conditions Stakes
over six furlongs. Anyone who witnessed
his romp to success over a similar distance
on the July course last month will be ready
to back this Charlie Appleby-trained Raven s
Pass colt to good money.
Venturous was backed to the exclusion
of others "as if there was no tomorrow"
and effortlessly strode clear to beat quality
opposition, recording a half-decent TH mark
under William Buick sporting the Godolphin
Running in tandem will be Carlisle where
Thetis can t be opposed in the two-yeat-
old Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of
a good to firm surface.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am --- 14-12
6.30 pm --- 17-7
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 6 3 19
15SICKWOMAN5 5 5 2 17
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 1 18
31PARSONWIFE6 7 5 0 18
34BLINDMAN 3 7 3 3 16
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, September 8
6.30 pm 0
16 (Jamette) 6.30 pm
2 (Old Lady)
TODAY'S STAR BETS
18 (Water Boat)
16 (Jamette) 4 pm
33 (Spider) 1 pm
8 (Tiger) 10.30am
to have Mccoy
Brendan Powell is thrilled to have Tony McCoy on
his side as the perennial champion jockey comes
out of retirement to partner Gannicus in the Clipper
Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes at Don-
McCoy called it a day after being crowned cham-
pion jockey for the 20th time earlier this year, but
was persuaded by Jack Berry to take part in tomor-
row's straight-mile contest which sees 16 former
weighing room stars returning to the saddle in aid
of the Northern Racing College and the Injured
Jockeys Fund's Jack Berry House.
With McCoy on his back, Gannicus appears an
obvious contender for top honours having won
twice at Brighton this year and the jockey paid a
visit to Powell's Lambourn yard on Tuesday morn-
ing to become familiar with his mount.
"It will probably be AP's last ever ride. He came
down and had a sit on the horse this morning and I
think it's a good job it's his last ride as he's lost it al-
ready - he's definitely put on a bit of weight," Powell
"I knew he'd ridden a few winners for us, but I
was surprised when I read in the newspaper he'd
ridden 45 winners for the yard since we started. It's
great to have him on our side.
"The horse is fit and well. He's been winning
small-field races, but he's in good form and he
seems quite adaptable ground-wise, so he has an
"We're looking forward to the day, hopefully
everyone enjoys it and they raise plenty of money
for the charities. That's what it's all about.
"I don't think we'll get much of a price about him
with AP on board!"
McCoy is relishing the prospect of lining up
alongside Johnny Murtagh and taking up a chal-
lenge laid down by the latter.
Air Force heads to the Curragh
Air Force Blue heads an Aidan O'Brien-domi-
nated list of entries remaining in the Goffs Vincent
O'Brien National Stakes.
O'Brien is responsible for half of the 14 runners in
the Group One event at the Curragh on Sunday.
The Phoenix Stakes winner is joined on the list
by Air Vice Marshal, General Macarthur, Johannes
Vermeer, Lieutenant General, Painted Cliffs and
Futurity Stakes winner Herald The Dawn is one
of two entries for Jim Bolger, alongside Sanus Per
Aquam, while Jessica Harrington has left in the un-
beaten Final Frontier.
The Mark Johnston-trained Coventry Stakes
winner Buratino is one of two British possibles
alongside Birchwood from the stable of Richard
Completing the list is Dermot Weld's Galway
maiden winner True Solitaire, and the Lee Smyth-
trained My Brother.
Ballydoyle stars in Moyglare
Ballydoyle, ante-post favourite for next year's
Qipco 1000 Guineas, tops the list of 15 entries at
the confirmation stage for the Moyglare Stud
Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
The two-year-old, winner of the Debutante
Stakes at the track on her last start, is one of five
potential candidates for trainer Aidan O'Brien in the
Group One contest.
O'Brien, who is bidding to claim the seven-fur-
long feature for a seventh time, has also left in
Alice Springs, How High The Moon, Kind Of Magic
Jim Bolger is another trainer with multiple en-
tries still standing having left in Leafy Shade, Siam-
saiocht and Taisce Naisiunta in his quest to win the
race for the first time since the victory of Saoirse
Abu back in 2007.
Ferryover at Doncaster
Classic heroes Golden Horn
and Gleneagles star among
nine horses confirmed for a
mouthwatering renewal of the
Qipco Irish Champion Stakes
at Leopardstown on Saturday.
John Gosden s Derby winner
Golden Horn threatened to
dominate the middle-distance
division after following up in the
Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in
July, but suffered a shock defeat
and lost his unbeaten record
when touched off by Arabian
Queen in last month s Jud-
dmonte International at York.
Gleneagles completed the
2000 Guineas double at New-
market and the Curragh in the
spring for Aidan O Brien, but
has not been seen since making
it three from three for the year
in the St James s Palace Stakes
at Royal Ascot, missing several
engagements due to
unfavourable ground conditions.
O Brien has also left in Sec-
retariat Stakes winner Highand
Reel and top-class filly Found.
Last year s winner The Grey
Gatsby is set to defend his crown
for Kevin Ryan, while Dermot
Weld s Prince of Wales s Stakes
hero Free Eagle is another major
Corine Barande-Barbe s
French superstar Cirrus Des
Aigles and Group One-winning
fillies Legatissimo and Pleascach
complete a stellar field.
Meanwhile, dual Arc heroine
Treve remains on course to make
her return from a summer break
in this weekend s Prix Vermeille
after coming through a Tuesday
morning gallop with flying
The mare won the Vermeille
and the Arc during a brilliant
campaign two years ago and
although large parts of last sea-
son were not so smooth, suf-
fering defeats at Royal Ascot and
in the Vermeille, she came back
to her best in Paris in October
to successfully defend her
After initially calling time on
her career, owner Sheikh Joaan
swiftly and sportingly reversed
the retirement decision in a bid
to make Treve the first ever
three-time winner of the Prix
de l Arc de Triomphe and she
has so far enjoyed a trouble-free
She has not been seen in
competitive action since landing
the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
in late June, but trainer Criquette
Head-Maarek expressed her
delight after seeing her pride
and joy work in front of the
media in Chantilly.
Head-Maarek said: "She is
fine - there is nothing to com-
"This morning she just did a
small mile with her lead horse.
It was just a pipe-opener for
her, nothing more.
"She was very free in her work
when she came back from her
break, but this morning she was
more relaxed and seems very
The trainer is looking forward
to seeing Treve lock horns with
David Elsworth s shock Jud-
dmonte International winner
Arabian Queen on Sunday and
admitted she will also be keeping
a close eye on the previous
evening s Irish Champion Stakes
at Leopardstown, with the likes
of Derby hero Golden Horn and
Royal Ascot winner Free Eagle
potential Arc challengers.
"I will be watching (the Irish
Champion Stakes), absolutely,"
"After that we will know more
about who is going to come to
run in the Arc."
Big guns set for Irish champion
Links Archive September 8th 2015 September 10th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page