Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 29th 2015 Contents Flash N Smart is ready to win and the
nursery handicap over a mile of Wolver-
hampton polytrack tonight represents an
outstanding opportunity for this Sakhee s
Secret filly, mount of promising apprentice
A couple of months ago, Greatrex, son of
trainer Warren, was challenging for the
apprentice championship but an injury
thwarted his ambition; he s recently returned
to the fold, notched a couple of winners and
rode Fast N Smart for the first time in a 2-
y-o handicap at Chepstow nineteen days
Significantly Flash N Smart achieved her
best time-handicap mark at the fifth attempt.
Also running into form is Intalza, second
to Planetaria at Redcar last week and an
obvious danger; the only one incidentally in
a race which has to be as moderate as it gets.
There again we ve often proved the best
results come from the worst races and using
the time-honoured process of elimination
I m convinced Flash N Smart and Intalza
will fight out the finish; the former is just
preferred as this might just come too soon
for Intalza following a tough experience.
At first glance Theo s Lolly looked a good
bet in the 2-y-o Maiden Stakes over seven
furlongs; further examination gave rise to
great expectation(s) and, coincidentally,
Richard Fahey s charge is also ready to score,
at the fifth attempt.
Experience is a tremendous factor and
backing two-year-olds on the back of a
debut run often backfires unless we know
Theo s Lolly stormed home to finish third
in the eighteen-runner six furlongs nursery
at Ayr recently, achieving a career-best
behind stable-companion Donjuant Tri-
umph; I ll be surprised if an extra furlong
proves a problem for this progressive Kodiac
colt but it s an interesting event with both
once-raced Tigserin and Bonjour Baby worth
Pure Vanity is strongly-fancied for the
one mile 2-y-o Maiden Fillies Stakes; we
know this Roger Charlton-trained New
Approach colt was just having a run when
a creditable fifth at Ascot earlier this month;
don t oppose!
Runs in the same colours as Golden Horn!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am --- 16-32
4 pm ---32-22
6.30 pm --- 25-31
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
8, 10, 11, 18, 19
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 9 5 7 3 24
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 11 9 5 1 26
05PARSONMAN 5 5 6 5 20
15SICKWOMAN5 5 8 2 20
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 7 6 2 21
31 PARSONWIFE 10 7 5 0 22
34BLINDMAN 3 7 4 3 17
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, September 29
SELECTIONS: 7, 0, 6, 1
6.30 pm 0
10 (Monkey) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
27 (Little Snake)
34 (Blind Man)
13 (Crapaud) 4 pm
4 (Dead Man) 1 pm
33 (Spider) 10.30am
6.10 Theo's Lolly (nap)
7.10 Flash N Smart (e.w)
8.10 Pure Vanity
Go for the Lolly
Stepper Point is set to run in the Prix
de l Abbaye after getting over the problems
that have affected his last two runs.
Runner-up to Sole Power in last year s
Nunthorpe at York, William Muir s smart
sprinter returned to the Knavesmire in a bid
to go one better on the back of victory over
Mecca s Angel in the Group Two Sapphire
Stakes at the Curragh, only to be pulled up.
He was found to be suffering from a heart
fibrillation caused by a liver infection which
was successfully treated.
Stepper Point returned to the Curragh
for the Flying Five, which he had won 12
months earlier, but finished last of 12 behind
Muir was satisfied with that display con-
sidering the horse must have been low on
confidence after his York experience.
"The owner s keen to have a go at
Longchamp. The horse is great in himself
and his work is the same as it always is,"
said the Lambourn handler.
"The options are we go to Longchamp,
have a nice day and whatever happens can
only do the horse s confidence good, come
what may, or we finish him until next year.
The first race we can run him in here is the
Palace House in May.
"At the present time we are heading off
to Longchamp. He s had a scope and it was
clean. We re waiting on his blood results.
As long as they are fine he ll head off to
"The York run was pretty horrible. He
had a heart fibrillation, which he d never
had before. What we did find out through
extensive blood tests was he had a viral
infection of his liver which was difficult to
detect before the race. That s what caused
"He went to Ireland and ran well to a
certain part of the race. I would think he
has to get his confidence back. He came
back, his heart was normal, he was scoped
over there and was normal. Everything was
"One thing it will do if he goes over to
France is give him confidence. If he runs
well, great, and we look to next year.
"I don t think he ll go to Dubai this time.
Nothing is set in stone but I would think
we would give him a proper holiday this
year and bring him back a little bit later.
"He certainly hasn t let us down this year.
He s won a Group Two for us, he s run well
and given us a great time."
Hopes of Golden Horn run-
ning in the Prix de l Arc de Tri-
omphe at Longchamp on Sun-
day continued to rise yesterday.
Sunshine is forecast for the
Paris area until Friday, increasing
the chances of good to soft
ground, something which trainer
John Gosden would find accept-
able for his Derby hero, winner
of the Irish Champion Stakes last
Owned by Anthony Oppen-
heimer, Golden Horn would need
to be supplemented for the mid-
dle-distance championship on
Thursday at a cost of €120,000.
There could, however, be a
chance of some rain later in the
An update from France Galop
read: "The ground changed to
soft today. The weather forecast
remains unchanged, sunshine is
forecast until Friday, and so the
ground looks likely to be good to
"However, the weekend might
be unstable. There could be light
showers on Saturday, but that is
Stepper Point to make Abbaye bid
Forecast favours Golden Horn
Dark Emerald is set for a well-deserved break
before being prepared for a second winter in
Dubai after duly outclassing the opposition in
the EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes at Hamilton,
Brendan Powell s stable star won two races and
was second in a Group Two at Meydan in the early
part of the year, after which he had been Group-
placed on these shores.
Unsurprisingly, he was rated far superior to his
rivals in this Class Two contest over six furlongs
and it showed as he shot away in the closing stages.
Sent off 5-6 favourite, the five-year-old was
always up with the pace set by Straightothepoint
and quickly pulled clear when given the office by
Graham Lee two furlongs out to score by six
"He travelled great. I told Graham it takes him
100 yards to pick up and once he goes he sticks
his head out and he tries and he s a pleasure to
train," Powell told Racing UK.
"He s as genuine as the day is long. He had a
very hard race ten days ago (at Newbury) and I
did wonder if that had taken the edge off him,
but it didn t seem to and he pulled away to the
line. It s a relief more than anything else.
"It s great to come here today. He s done it in
a nice time on ground the slow side of good.
"He goes every year to Colin Tinkler s. He does
a great job with him. He ll have five weeks there.
It s the exact same time as it was last year.
"Then we ve got six weeks and then please god
we can go back to Dubai again.
"He won two and then was second to Safety
Check in a Group Two. He s come back and not
run one bad race."
Iain Jardine s Archipeligo (20-1) gave Kyle Currie
his first winner when collaring 11-8 favourite Sur
Empire by a head in the Hamilton Park Apprentice
Series Final Handicap.
Currie said: "It s my first winner and I m pleased
to get it for my boss. When I left school I went
straight to Iain s stable.
"I helped him out to start with and then went
full time. When I was at school, I always wanted
to be a jockey.
"This horse needs plenty of cover, so I dropped
him out and got him settled. As the gaps opened
up I pushed him for it and he was very willing."
Extortion got off the mark, after finishing second
on his three previous starts, in the British Stallion
Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.
Bryan Smart s youngster was reluctant to go in
the stalls, but proved willing in the race under
Appreciating the step back up to six furlongs,
the 13-8 joint-favourite held fellow market leader
Dance Alone by a neck.
"He s a big horse and a nice one to look forward
to for next year. He s got natural speed and if he
strengthens up he could just be all right," said
Keith Dalgleish s Tarando (4-1) got up close home
under Joe Fanning to take the Free September Scot-
tish Racing With Racing UK Handicap by three-
quarters of a length from Majestic Manannan.
It was the three-year-old s first win from 13
Joe Fanning always had Regal Ways (13-2) up
with the pace as Mark Johnston s filly lifted the
Join The Racing UK Club Handicap to open her
account at the 14th attempt.
Danny Tudhope got Treasury Notes (6-4
favourite) home by a head and the same from Red
Paladin and Another For Joe in a tight finish to
the Sandy Struthers Handicap.
Rebecca Bastiman s Jacob s Pillow (12-1) benefited
from a drop in grade from handicaps to take the
Jack Webster Classified Claiming Stakes under
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