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Under: (Last Saturday)
10.30 am --- 13-17
6.30 pm --- 36-4
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 8 7 1 20
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
31PARSONWIFE9 7 5 0 21
34BLINDMAN 3 7 4 3 17
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Friday, September 25
6.30 pm 1
10 (Monkey) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
27 (Little Snake)
14 (Money) 4 pm
18 (Waterboat) 1 pm
31 (Parson Wife) 10.30am
30 (House Cat)
28 (Red Fish)
Foundation will be laid this afternoon
for a tilt at the 2016 Epsom Derby, if John
Gosden s charge completes a hat-trick
and maintains an unbeaten record in the
£100,000, group two, Royal Lodge Stakes
over the famous Newmarket Rowley Mile.
This magnificent Zoffany colt was noth-
ing short of sensational at Haydock three
weeks ago when scoring by three lengths,
having lost several at the start; at no stage
did Frankie Dettori appear the least bit
concerned and the way Foundation opened
up in the last furlong was impressive, so
was the time-handicap mark!
Aidan O Brien sends over Deauville, also
two from two and obviously reckoned a
first division prospect, but this represents
a stern test in Gosden s back-yard and
our money will be on Foundation.
Listen, as O Brien would say, these juve-
nile classics are all about testing the water
and you can bet with supreme confidence
that Besharah will be too good for seven
rivals in the group one Cheveley Park
Stakes over six furlongs of a similar good
to soft surface, which includes Aiden s
rep Angel Wings and hitherto unbeaten
Illuminate from Richard Hannon s yard.
This is where impression and top-grade
TH mark come together; when Besharah
stormed clear to land the group two
Lowther at York last month my comment
was Cheveley Park and 1000 Guineas
and here we are!
There are two divisions of the Maiden
Fillies Stakes over seven furlongs for two-
year-olds, Sir Michael Stoute-trained Aris-
tocrat is strongly-fancied to improve on
debut for the first leg and Gale Song select-
ed, with a deal of confidence, for the other.
Aristocrat will be too short, probably
odds-on, with so many wanting to jump
on the Ryan Moore return bandwagon,
but Gale Song is sure to trade at half-
decent odds as the form behind subse-
quently defeated Gypsy Eyes certainly wont
resonate with formites .
Both are typical examples of what we
were mentioning earlier this week, fash-
ionable trainers prefer not to win first-
up unless, of course, they know about a
The debut experience is so vital because
the penny drops remarkably second time
out as you saw with our 7/1 winning selec-
Gale Song, an 8/1 chance, was sluggish
early on but soon on an even keel; in the
closing stages this Ed Walker-trained
Invincible Spirit filly stayed on strongly,
finishing fourth, a head behind subsequent
Carlisle winner, Thetis, from the yard of
That race was over a similar distance
on the July course seven weeks ago; it s
always significant when a juvenile is given
plenty of recovery time and indicates
respect for an above average thoroughbred.
Walker is sufficiently-experienced to
know what s required to win a maiden at
his local and Gale Song has been entered
several times this past few days.
A great day in prospect and for infor-
mation purposes Barry Hills fancies Nafaqa
in the Cambridgeshire and Midhmaar at
Ripon in an eighteen-runner nursery, from
an advantageous draw.
Ryan Moore rode his first winner since returning
from injury as Time Test got back on the winning
trail in the Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket, yes-
The three-times champion jockey had been side-
lined since suffering a neck injury in a stalls incident
in early July and although some reports suggested
the 32-year-old could miss the entire Flat season,
he made a surprise return to action when third aboard
Peterhof at Headquarters on Thursday.
Having filled the runner-up spot on Thetis in the
Rockfel Stakes earlier in the day, Moore looked to
have a good chance to hit the bullseye with Roger
Charlton s Time Test and did so in fine style.
So impressive in the Tercentenary Stakes at Royal
Ascot, the Dubawi colt was the 10/11 favourite for
this Group Two prize, dropping in grade and distance
after finishing fourth in the Juddmonte International
at York last month.
Moore took his time before producing the market
leader in the final furlong and he had too many guns
for last year s winner Custom Cut, winning the argu-
ment by a length. Decorated Knight was third, with
Tupi last of the four runners.
"He s a very good horse and the ground was slow
enough for him," said the rider. "He just couldn t
quicken as well as he can on fast ground, but he s
very professional. He s a 10-furlong winner at Ascot
and at Newbury. He gets the trip. He s beaten a real
solid horse in Custom Cut."
Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid
Abdullah, said: "I m delighted. He s come on and is
a much more mature horse now, mentally and phys-
"He s handling it much better, Ryan gave him a
super ride and brought him into the race. Dropping
him back to a mile he s been on the metal a little
bit, but he s done it really nicely and that was encour-
aging. All the jockeys who have ridden him say a
mile is his best trip. He s done it nicely and Ryan is
the world s leading jockey."
Magic performance at Newmarket
Solar Magic made what is likely to have been her
final start a winning one when grinding out victory
in the Mukhadram Rosemary Stakes at Newmarket,
Having found one horse too good for her on three
occasions this season, the John Gosden-trained four-
year-old was rewarded for her consistency with a
win in the mile Listed event.
In a race where it paid to be prominent Frankie
Dettori pushed the 13-2 shot into the lead past the
front-running Black Cherry late in the day.
Although not striding clear the daughter of Pivotal
had more than enough in hand to hold off the pace
setter by half a length.
Gosden said: "We kept her in training to win a
black-type race as she had been placed in a couple.
"Like her sire she enjoys cut in the ground. It is
great that she has won one before going to stud.
"The spring was very cold and with there being
no rain it was very quick. She is finally getting the
conditions that she enjoys."
Gosden doubled up as Journey made light work
of her rivals with an emphatic victory from the front
in the Princess Royal EBF Nayef Stakes.
Racing over a mile and a half for the first time,
the 4/1 favourite relished every yard of the trip to
gain a second successive victory at Listed level.
Having dictated matters from the outset aboard
the three-year-old, Robert Havlin wound up the
pace, getting many of his rivals in trouble from almost
three furlongs out.
Galloping on relentlessly, the daughter of Dubawi
showed she is beginning to look the real deal crossing
the line eight lengths clear of her nearest pursuer
Gosden said: "She has been an interesting filly as
she didn t enjoy training or racing early on. The more
she is doing, she is coming to terms with it.
A 'Song' for punters
4.25 Gale Song (nap)
Moore meets Test
in Joel victory
Swept Away with Wilmer Galviz abroad
is doing just that in the CNG Derek
Cozier Classic over 1,200 metres at
Santa Rosa Park in Arima on Thursday,
Republic Day. The Russell Ramsammy
owned three year old bay colt was 2 1/2
lengths superior to her rivals in the
grade two event. PHOTO: NICOLE DRAYTON
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