Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 22nd 2015 Contents Owen Burrows could have an exciting
first season in store in 2016 when he
takes over from Barry Hills after Massaat
looked a progressive colt at Leicester.
The team he will be in charge of at the
Lambourn yard includes Massaat, who
comfortably opened his account in the
British Stallion Studs EBF Kegworth
Maiden Stakes. The 4/7 favourite finally
confirmed the promise of his eyecatching
debut second two months ago when only
beaten a head at Sandown as he put his
best work in at the finish to beat Arab
Poet by three and three-quarter lengths.
Massaat, who holds an entry in the
from Dubai Dewhurst Stakes, should have
run at Yarmouth last Wednesday but was
withdrawn after spreading a plate at the
start. Burrows, who was formerly assistant
to Sir Michael Stoute, said: "We ve got
this horse and Muntazah, who won here
a couple of weeks ago. They d be the best
two-year-olds we ve got and look pretty
useful. "He s big and raw still. With
another winter on his back he could be
good for next year.
"He s in the Dewhurst, but whether
that race may be a fraction too soon at
this stage of his career, we ll have to see
how he is." Hanagan said: "I was very
impressed. It was such long time ago he d
forgotten he d had a run, which is why
I think he was still quite green there.
"He s still a big baby and I had a job
pulling him up. "It s early days but he s
something to look forward to."
Hanagan was completing a double after
scoring on Dancing Years (8/1) in the first
division of the Ashton Flameville Fillies
Nursery Handicap. The daughter of Iffraaj
was always close to the pace before going
on over two furlongs out and holding
Novantae by a neck. "She s improved a
bit and I think she s getting the hang of
it," said Matthew Sigsworth, bloodstock
manager for owners Cheveley Park Stud.
"We might have a look at running her
again as long as she s all right and we
may step her up in trip."
Division two went to Zeeoneandonly
(9/2), who was rewarded for an fine effort
when third in a sales race at the Curragh
eight days earlier. David Evans youngster
made most in the hands of 3lb claimer
Philip Prince and won by length and
three-quarters from Electra Voice. "It was
a good run in Ireland and obviously she
likes this (rain-softened) ground," said
Evans travelling head lad Malcolm
McCall. Midlander (5/1) blitzed out of
the stalls to make all by a diminishing
three-quarters of a length in the SIS
The Mark Johnston-trained three-year-
old was so fast out of the gates William
Buick almost came out of the saddle but
held his mount together to run the oppo-
sition into the ground. Midlander, who
notched up a four-timer in a month in
the summer, never looked quite like being
caught as he held on from Apache Storm.
"William said he jumped so fast he nearly
fell off! He was like greased lightning,"
said Johnston s wife and assistant, Deirdre.
"At Ascot when he won it was freshly-
rained on ground like here so we thought
we should be OK and he s handled it
beautifully." Tom Queally had an armchair
ride on Moderah (9/1) as he steered James
Fanshawe s filly to an emphatic five-
length victory in the Breeders Backing
Racing EBF Maiden Stakes.
Queally said: "Once I gave her a bit of
room she came alive and won with some-
thing in hand. Every race she s progressed
forward and she loved the slower ground."
Mister Mayday (8/1) squeezed through a
gap on the far rail for Liam Keniry to
claim the Highfields Handicap by three-
quarters of a length from Compton Mill.
"First time I rode him was at Bath the
last day. I thought I should have won,
but I didn t know him. It suits him getting
into plenty of trouble and he travelled
really well. He s got more ability than he
lets on," said Keniry. Mon Gris (5-1),
trained by Kristin Stubbs, was bought-
in for 6,500 guineas after losing his maid-
en tag at the eighth attempt in the Golden
Hand Selling Stakes under Shane Kelly.
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Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am --- 11-12
6.30 pm --- 19-23
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 5 20
15SICKWOMAN5 5 7 2 19
18WATERBOAT 4 7 7 1 19
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 3 5 0 11
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 8 8 7 0 23
30HOUSECAT 6 6 6 2 20
31PARSONWIFE8 7 5 0 20
34BLINDMAN 3 7 4 3 17
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Monday, September 21
6.30 pm 9
33 (Spider) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
18 (Water Boat)
35 (Big Snake)
28 (Red Fish) 4 pm
13 (Crapaud) 1 pm
14 (Money) 10.30am
Shine Likeadiamond will again be ridden
by fortysomething Franny Norton today,
when attempting to gain reward for con-
sistency in the Maiden Auction Stakes over
five furlongs on a good Beverley surface;
this Atlantic Sport filly, owned by trainer
Mick Channon, certainly gave readers a
scare five days ago!
Ridden by the scouser for the first time,
Shine Likeadiamond pestered our nap, Spike,
in the closing stages; we were relieved to see
the finishing line, where a neck separated
the principals with fast-finishing Richard
Fahey-trained newcomer, Dacoity, three-
quarters of a length away in third. Don t miss
that one, next time!
That form has a solid look, truly run
throughout and what beats Shine Likeadi-
amond, racing for the seventh time, will win;
obvious danger is once-raced Bahamian Bird,
trained by Fahey!
Bahamian Bird was beaten only a half
length in a similar race at Redcar a fortnight
ago and can t be discounted; perhaps a wide
draw will prove a minus because wide is
usually a negative. You can t beat the draw
and you can t beat experience; both are likely
to be on the line this afternoon when running
in tandem will be another eight-race pro-
gramme on Lingfield polytrack. Later, on a
similar surface Kempton also has eight, the
first four being two-year-old races!
Recently, thanks to a punt on 12/1 winning
nap, Mayfair Lady, at York we invested in
a 50" TV and it s absolutely incredible for
sport, especially horse-racing; winnings
must never be given back to bookies, take
In the olden days professionals would go
out and buy several suits following a decent
touch at a time when sartorial elegance was
admired and respected; unfortunately stan-
dards have not been maintained on race-
Yosemite is expected to recoup debut losses
in the Maiden Auction Stakes over six furlongs
under floodlights, mount of Jamie Spencer,
trained by Richard Fahey!
How many horses does this indomitable
winning machine oversee?
It s all about delegation but RH is a worka-
holic and hard work never hurt anyone!
At Lingers it certainly wont be a surprise
if Just Glamorous causes one in the ten-run-
ner nursery over five furlongs; anything ridden
by all-weather champion jockey, Luke Morris,
justifies close inspection and this consistent,
hitherto luckless Arcano colt is ready to win.
John Gosden s Shalaa is one of 15 possibles
for the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at New-
market on Saturday.
The Al Shaqab-owned colt has won the July
Stakes, the Richmond Stakes and the Prix Morny
on his last three outings and is going for five
wins in a row. In the same ownership is Richard
Hannon s Gutaifan, second in the Prix Morny
and winner of the Flying Childers since.
Hannon could also run Log Out Island, Madrin-
ho and Orvar, a winner in Turkey last time out.
Mark Johnston s Coventry Stakes winner Burati-
no would be a big threat if the ground was on
the quick side but he has missed several engage-
ments since his big day at Ascot.
The Gimcrack winner Ayaja gives William Hag-
gas a strong hand along with Ornate while Aidan
O Brien has left in Waterloo Bridge, winner of
the Norfolk Stakes but absent since, and Painted
Bronze Angel must
defy big weight
Marcus Tregoning is looking forward to seeing
Bronze Angel attempt to make history by win-
ning the Betfred Cambridgeshire for a third time
at Newmarket on Saturday.
Six horses have won the first leg of the autumn
double twice in the 20th Century---Hackler s Pride
(1903-4), Christmas Daisy (1909-10), Sterope
(1948-49), Prince de Galles (1969-70), (Baronet
1978 and 80) and Rambo s Hall (1989 and 92).
But now after equalling the feats of that elite
club, Bronze Angel will bid to break new ground
as a three-time winner of the historic handicap
over the straight nine furlongs. Successful off a
mark of 95 in 2012 and 99 12 months ago, the
six-year-old has to defend his crown of a rating
of 108, including a 4lb penalty for his latest suc-
However, he will have the services of crack
apprentice Louis Steward, who can claim the 3lb
allowance. Steward was in the saddle last year
and partnered Bronze Angel to victory at Don-
caster s Leger meeting to give a timely reminder
of his Cambridgeshire prospects. "He keeps on
doing it. He s such a lovely horse and is a star,"
said Tregoning. "He s come out of the race very
well and his next race will be the Cambridgeshire
where he will have more weight than last year,
but if he goes there in his current form, he ll still
run very well.
Aidan O Brien s unbeaten Deauville is still
among the 18 possibles for the Juddmonte Royal
Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
The Galileo colt is a full-brother to The Corsican
and built on his reputation when beating Sanus
Per Aquam in the Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown
on his second outing. He is 16/1 second-favourite
with Sky Bet behind Godolphin s Emotionless in
the ante-post betting for next year s Investec
Derby O Brien has also left in eight of Deauville s
stablemates---Shogun, Air Vice Marshal, Beacon
Rock, General Macarthur, Landofhopeandglory,
Port Douglas, Unicorn and Lieutenant General.
John Gosden s Foundation is also unbeaten in
two starts and barely came off the bridle in winning
a Listed race at Haydock. Richard Hannon s Listed
winner Tony Curtis and stablemate Humphrey
Bogart are still engaged, as is the Roger Varian-
Beast Mode, Ibn Malik, Muntazah, Lazzam and
Sixth Sense also have the option of running in
the Group Two over a mile.
In Royal Lodge
Shalaa tops 15
in Middle Park
Shine Likeadiamond at Beverley
10.30 Shine Likeadiamond
10.50 Just Glamorous
Fahey rolls back the years
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