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Lord digs deep for
Lord Franklin belied his 16/1 price tag when
taking the £25,000 Jockey Club Grassroots Middle
Distance Series Final in tenacious style at Not-
It was a remarkably tough performance from
Eric Alston s six-year-old, who had finished a
close fourth at Hamilton on Monday.
Save The Bees took them along at a good tempo,
before Neil Farley drove his mount into a narrow
lead two furlongs from home.
The challengers mounted up on either side but
Lord Franklin was in no mood to be denied, and
he held on for a hard-earned length victory over
the consistent Zamperini.
A delighted Alston said: "He s a tough old cookie,
he only ran two days ago and we were really coming
here looking for a bit of soft ground. He s such
a relentless galloper it just helps him if he gets a
bit of soft.
"I didn t know whether to run him again so
quickly but I put him out in the paddock and he d
been really well since Hamilton.
"He s been an amazing horse for us over the
years, it s great for him to win a nice pot and great
for the owners, and we ll see how he is over the
next few days and decide whether to put him away
for the winter now."
Graham Lee notched a double aboard the likeable
Celebration Day (2/1 favourite) in the Welcome To
The Autumn Season At Nottingham Nursery
Simon Crisford s charge had bumped into a pair
of impressive winners the last twice but stepped
into the limelight with a gritty performance.
Having faced stiff competition up front early
on, Lee eventually managed to wrestle the lead
from Matidia after two furlongs.
There appeared to be plenty in with chances on
the run for home, but the well-backed favourite
had enough up his sleeve to repel the strong late
challenge of Primitivo by three-quarters of a length.
"He showed a really good attitude there," Lee
"Mr Crisford told me to just keep it simple on
him, the way he s stuck on you d say he would
get further, and I d say he ll be a nice type for next
The first leg of Lee s double came aboard Com-
edy Night (8/1), who opened his account at the
eighth attempt in the opening British Stallion
Studs EBF Slip Anchor Maiden Stakes.
The two-year-old s recent efforts were not the
most inspiring but, with the visor fitted for the
first time, he showed plenty of resolve and dug
in on the stands rail to score by three-quarters of
Frederik Tylicki also enjoyed a brace of successes,
but he had to endure a heart-in-mouth moment
aboard 7/1 shot First Dream in the ROA/Racing
Post Owners Jackpot Handicap.
The Roger Varian inmate looked to have the race
in safe keeping before veering right-handed across
the track---seemingly gifting a chance to the in-
form La Superba---but Tylicki soon had his mount
back on an even keel and was a length and a half
clear at the line.
His first winner on the card came courtesy of
James Fanshawe s debutant Stoney Broke (7/1),
who displayed a likeable attitude when prevailing
by a head in a tight three-way finish in the second
division of the British Stallion Studs EBF Oh So
Sharp Maiden Fillies Stakes.
The first division, however, produced an even
more taking winner, as Andastra (5/2 joint-
favourite) scored comfortably on her racecourse
Ralph Beckett s daughter of Kamsin was sent
straight into the lead by Graham Gibbons and soon
galloped her rivals into the ground, stretching three
lengths clear of Norse Magic in second spot.
Absolute Zero will be ridden by Paul
Mulrennan in the 2-y-o Maiden Stakes
over an extended mile of good to firm
Beverley today; will water to maintain is
mentioned but it s the first of October.
Watering should have stopped a month
ago; this represents gross irresponsibility
and naivety, watering is one of the reasons
why we prefer to specialise on all-weather
surfaces even though my heart and upbring-
ing has been all about turf-flat racing on
long-established surfaces throughout Eng-
Incidentally how can a racecourse which
is on a hill be watered to satisfaction?
The climb to the line at this Humberside
venue is five furlogs from the bottom,
Twice-raced Absolute Zero comes out
clear best-in on the time-handicap and
though Mulrennan is the third jockey to be
booked by in-form, Newmarket-based,
Roger Varian, this Cape Cross colt will be
difficult to beat, if replicating a recent
Sandown effort when runner-up to Valitop
over a similar distance.
It s an interesting race because Sir Mark
Prescott-trained Palisade is expected to
improve on a promising debut, a comment
also applicable to Deodoro, from Mark John-
son s yard, and Kevin Ryan introduces Kajaki
in The Grey Gatsby colours.
Odds of 2/1 or better (my minimum!)
should be available, if not Absolute Zero
will just be part of the daily patent.
Strange how a new month gets the juices
flowing but that s how one feels as we app-
proach the back-end with relish; before
AWR in 1989 we used to clean up annualy
with big-priced winners during October by
hard work and spotting in-form trainers;
for instance Prescott s yard is flying!
SMP introduces well-bred Sea The Stars
colt St Michel in the 2-y-o Maiden Stakes
over seven furlongs for which Mulrennan
is booked by Mick Hammond for forecast
favourite, Becky The Thatcher; both will be
hard-pressed to cope with strongly-fancied,
once-raced Column, our nap!
Column finished a close-up sixth to Move
Up over a similar distance in a quality race
at Leicester last month and is reckoned
special by James Fanshawe, a typical exam-
ple of one whose patience could pay off in
the next few weeks.
Following on will be another eight-race
programme, on Chelmsford polytrack, where
the first four races will be for two-year-
Richard Hannon-trained Arizona Sunrise
is a confident selection for the Maiden Auc-
tion Stakes over six furlongs; don t oppose!
A 'Column' worth following
2.00 Absolute Zero
2.30 Column (nap)
6.15 Arizona Sunrise
West Indian bred two year olds will be
seen in action for the first time this season
on Saturday when they go to post for the
feature NurseryStakes over 1,000 metres
on the main track at Santa Rosa Park,
Arima. The race has attracted ten entrants
for the purse of $90,000.
Champion trainer John O Brien has five
of the ten juveniles entered in the event.
Derby winning jockey Nobel Abrego will
ride one of his four Jamaican bred colts in
Howsweetitis. Champion jockey Brian
Boodramsing will ride Black Onyx while
Kerron Khelawan and Jovika Boodramsing
will partner Jamaicans Born A Prince and
Winning Report. O Brien s final entrant is
Jamaican bred filly Rocket Princess which
will be ridden by Prayven Badrie.
Trainer Anthony Nunes will be sending
out The Gatsby which is another Jamaican
bred colt with Wilmer Galviz astride. Shaf-
fique Khan launches his juvenile campaign
with Jamaican bred Newthinginthong. This
horse will be ridden by Ronald Ali.
Of the ten horse field there are six
Jamaican bred horses.
Post time for the first race is 1 pm.
Here are the declared runners, riders and
Babes take centre stage
1,600M (TURF) - $43,000
Against The Odds N Patrick 53.5; Banddwagon K
Almarales 53; Market Rally R Angnoo 56.5; Heart
Of The Moment D Khelewan 54.5; Sea Of Gdansk
P Badrie 54; Poetic Licence N Samaroo 55.5; Thays
W Glaviz 57; Cramer's Rule J Stephen 52.
R2: 1.38 PM - 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 40-
0 - 1,700M - $32,000
Wainapanapa N Flavenney 57; Allied J
Boodramsing 57; The Cheerleader J Reyes 53; Lady
Sage A Poon 54; Lady felisha W Galviz 53; Al
Kahina R Angnoo 57; Afterthebooks D Khelewan
57; Ice'd'Gold LA Seecharan 53; Saynomore D
Gopie 57; Mikeisback P Badrie 57; Perfect Moment
R ALi 57.
R3: 2.14 PM - 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 55-
40 - 1,100M (TURF) - $36,400
Rewardsinheaven S Rodrigo 57; Maximus R
Thomas 55.5; Central Square R Hernandez 57; Hail
The Chief R Angnoo 52.5; Heroes N Legends K
Khelawan 54; My Ari R Ali 55.5; Sweet Genius J
Boodramsing 55.5; A Great Moment LA Seecharan
54.5; Atlantica N Samaroo 53.5.
R4: 2.53 PM - NATIVE BRED 3 YO & OVER
MAIDENS- 1,100M (TURF) - $36,400
Theradioannouncers R Angnoo 48; Wonder Girl A
Robles 54; Spanish Lady D Khelawan 54;
Champagne Affair P Badrie 54.5; Aim For The
Stars N Patrick 52; Helena's Pride W Galviz 52;
I'mmissinghighbury LA Seecharan 48; Kentucky
Woman L Keizer 47; Twist Of Fate J Boodramsing
50.5; Colonial Cat K Khelawan 57; I'm Yours LC
Seecharan 47; Red Wine N Flavenney 44.5; Manu
Mahal B Boodramsing 57; Back In Black R Jadoo
52.5; Treasure Queen R Ali 50.5; Ragnar J Stephen
50.5; Indomeneo R Hasranah 48.5; Ichibobo D
Butcher 53; Argentina N Flavenney 49.5.
R5: 3.29 PM - IMPORTED 2 YO & OVER
MAIDENS WI BRED 3 YO & OVER HORSES
RATED 75-50 - 1,150M - $48,500
Precise Moment R Angnoo 51.5; Simple Side J
Boodramsing 57; Lucky Joe LC Seecharan 53.5;
Soca Rhapsody P Badrie 57; Eye See You S
Rodrigo 57; Dunkirk Express R Jadoo 45; Guilty As
Sin L Keizer 42; Royal Empire R Ali 51.5.
R6: 4.08 PM - NURSERY STAKES WI BRED 2 YO
-1,000M - $90,000
Onyx J Boodramsing 55; Born A Prince K Khelawan
55; Winning Report B Boodramsing 52; The Gatsby
W Galviz 55; Embrace The Storm LC Seecharan
49.5; Newthinginthong R Ali 52; Apparatus R
Angnoo 49.5; Rocket Princess P Badrie 52; Sing
Sing Sing N Flavenney 52.5.
R7: 4.44 PM - 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 80-
50 -1,300M - $48,500
Canfield Casino R Hernandez 55.5; Magic Rust Seal
L Keizer 53; Cat's Heir N Samaroo 57; Rush Street
S Rodrigo 53; Onefortheroad P Badrie 57; Goliath's
Boy J Boodramsing 53; Big Five O B Boodramsing
52.5; Intact LA Seecharan 53.
R8: 5.22 PM - 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 30-
0 -1,300M - $30,000
Magnolia Lane K Almarales 57; Sir Alec A Robles
57; Release D Beast J Boodramsing 57; Stormin
Angel N Samaroo 54.5; Little Otis S Rodrigo 56;
Prado's Princess K Khelawan 55.5; Chelsi Magic B
Boodramsing 56.5; Super Sonic P Badrie 57; Ready
And Alert R Hernandez 56; Always Ready W
Galviz 57; Seal The Deal LC Seecharan 57;
Georgia's Choice N Abrego 57; The Conqueror D
Gopie 53.5; Best Defence N Mohammed 52.
ARC DAY 34 ENTRIES
Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am --- 19-27
4 pm ---3-23
6.30 pm --- 16-17
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
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: WEDNESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, September 29
6.30 pm 9
16 ( Jamette) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
31 (Parson Wife)
16 (Jamette) 4 pm
3 (Carriage) 1 pm
33 (Spider) 10.30am
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