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Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am --- 28-13
6.30 pm --- 14-7
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 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: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, September 22
6.30 pm 1
19 (Horse) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
30 (House Cat)
26 (Fowl) 4 pm
23 (House) 1 pm
11 (Corbeau) 10.30am
31 (Parson Wife)
2 (Old Lady)
Art Echo has an excellent opportunity
of making it third time lucky in the 2-y-
o Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of
good to soft Goodwood where James
Doyle takes over on Jonathon Portman s
charge, previously ridden by apprentice
It s a real bonus to have Doyle on our side
but a blow to Ryan because Art Echo
improved considerably when a close third
to Taurean Star over six furlongs at Ascot
last month on a somewhat dead surface.
Back to seven shouldn t be a problem and
the progeny of sire Art Connoisseur usually
act well on soft ground; perhaps thrice-
raced, John Gosden-trained Bluebeard will
Bluebeard gave backers of long odds-on
shot Perkunas a real scare at nearby Brighton
sixteen days ago, only giving way in the
sixth furlong close home; seven lengths and
upwards back to the others suggest solid
form. A rating of 80 has been issued on the
strength of that effort.
An interesting opener with the TH sug-
gesting Art Echo will have an edge.
Thirty-five minutes later James Doyle
climbs aboard Good Run for the 2-y-o
Maiden Stakes over nine furlongs; judged
on an encouraging debut over a similar dis-
tance around the stiff Carlisle circuit this
Iffraaj colt will be extremely hard to beat.
That was a good run to be beaten less
then a length, nigh on four lengths clear of
the third and the TH mark left nothing to
Expect Good Run to go one better and
provide an anchor for our popular daily
patent which has certainly been profitable
this last week; gone from simmering, to
Then it s on to Kempton polytrack for
the obligatory Wednesday-nighter and a
fourteen-runner nursery over seven furlongs
to kick off an eight-race card; Cote d Azur
has a good chance to recoup recent losses
and is clear best-in judged on an effort
over seven furlongs of this track thirty days
ago, first time in a handicap.
Wonder if Sir Mark Prescott is aware that
was a career-best!
A replication nigh on guarantees success;
get on early!
Olympic cycling champion Victoria
Pendleton finished well down the field
on her second competitive start as an
amateur rider at Beverley.
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 a long-term aim of
competing in the Foxhunter Chase at next
year s Cheltenham Festival.
Pendleton made her racecourse debut
in a charity event at Newbury in early July,
finishing down the field aboard Mighty
Mambo, before almost making a fairytale
first start as a fully-fledged amateur when
beaten just a head aboard Royal Etiquette
at Ripon last month.
The 34-year-old was reunited with the
Lawney Hill-trained gelding in the con-
cluding Betfair Supports Amateur Riders
Handicap at Beverley and faced 15 oppo-
nents, including Ripon winner Jordaura.
The 10-furlong contest did not get off
to the best of starts for Pendleton, with
Royal Etiquette badly missing the kick,
but he swiftly made up the ground to hold
a handy position out wide.
He remained towards the front end
rounding the home turn, but was already
starting to weaken when bumped by Rock-
wood heading inside the final two furlongs.
Royal Etiquette eventually passed the post
nearer last than first, with top honours
going to Tina Jackson s 20-1 shot Jan De
Heem, ridden by the experienced John
Pendleton, who finished 13th, said: "I ve
learnt a lot from that one. I made a little
bit of a Royal Etiquette sandwich coming
into the last three furlongs, but that s rac-
"Royal Etiquette is not too fond of com-
ing out of the stalls and if I had been a
bit more experienced, my timing could
have been better. I was still really happy
with the race until we entered the home
straight when I lost momentum---I lost
our plan a bit.
"I gave it my best shot, but these things
happen---it was a great learning curve. I
can t wait to go point-to-pointing and
what will be, will be. I can t imagine a life
without horses now."
Hill said: "To be fair to her, she didn t
panic. He was slow out of the stalls but
she still got in a nice position.
"This was more of a gloves-off type of
a race and she ll learn a huge amount about
racing after that. She s making strides all
of the time."
Postponed has been ruled out of the Prix de
l Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday
week ahead of his imminent arrival at Roger
Varian s yard.
A thrilling winner of the King George VI And
Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July before
following up in the Prix Foy earlier this month,
shock news emerged last week that owner Sheikh
Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum was to move all
the horses he has in training with Luca Cumani
across Newmarket to join up with Varian.
With Postponed and a number of his stable
companions not set to move until next week, the
four-year-old will not make the trip to Paris.
Varian said: "The (Sheikh Obaid) horses are
due to arrive next week and I can confirm Post-
poned will not run in the Arc.
"I can t really comment any further than that
at this stage. The horses have not even joined us
yet, so I m not going to start making plans for
Verse team face Leger appeal
The disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing
Authority will today hear the appeal by connec-
tions of Simple Verse against the decision to
demote the filly from first place in the Ladbrokes
St Leger at Doncaster.
Trained by Ralph Beckett for Qatar Racing, the
Andrea Atzeni-ridden three-year-old passed the
post a head in front of the Aidan O Brien-trained
Bondi Beach, but a stewards inquiry was imme-
diately called as the pair appeared to bump twice
in the closing stages.
Following a tense wait, during which Atzeni
and Bondi Beach s rider Colm O Donoghue argued
their respective cases in front of the stewards
live on Channel 4, the announcement was made
that Simple Verse had been placed second.
Cowell confirms Intrinsic retirement
Robert Cowell described Intrinsic as "a won-
derful horse" after last year s Stewards Cup win-
ner was retired to stud due to injury.
The five-year-old entire won four races on the
spin in 2014, culminating in a one-length victory
at Glorious Goodwood last August.
Intrinsic has only been seen once this season,
when down the field in the Wokingham at Royal
Ascot, and will stand at Hedgeholme Stud in
"It is with great sadness that we have made
the decision, along with Malih Al Basti (owner),
to retire Intrinsic," his Newmarket trainer told
"He had a very small injury which was pre-
venting him from continuing to race.
"He has been a wonderful horse to have in
training and he leaves us with very fond memories,
including the highlight of him storming to victory
in the Stewards Cup at Glorious Goodwood last
Eddery takes up assistant role
Rae Guest has appointed former Group One-
winning jockey Paul Eddery as his new assistant
The 52-year-old has been helping with training
duties at the Newmarket handler s Chestnut Tree
Stables for the past three weeks.
During a career in the saddle spanning more
than three decades, Eddery enjoyed a number of
Pattern race victories both at home and abroad.
His most notable successes came in the July
Cup, a race he won on two occasions, firstly with
the Alex Scott-trained Cadeaux Genereux in 1989,
before repeating the feat aboard Owington, trained
by Geoff Wragg, in 1994.
Eddery said: "I had spent a bit of time riding
out work in America but I wanted more of a role
in a yard rather than just riding work.
"I approached Rae and had a chat with him
and it seemed like a good opportunity to take
up. It should hopefully be second nature to me."
10.00 ART ECHO
10.35 GOOD RUN
1.20 COTE D'AZUR
Expect Good Run at Goodwood
Champ Pendleton unplaced at Beverley
Victoria Pendleton, widest of the field right, finished 13th aboard Royal Etiquette.
Varian rules Postponed out of Arc
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