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Guns of Leros to mow down eleven
rivals in division two of the 2-y-o Maiden
Stakes over a mile of good ground
Windsor where it might get softer due
to forecast rain sweeping through from
a westwards direction.
We ve enjoyed an Indian summer this
past fortnight, thoroughbreds able to act
on firm-ish surfaces have enjoyed success
but it s now October and with heavy dews
and natural Autumn weather it s likely to
be all change; incidentally why did the
Newmarket clerk of the course admit to
putting "four milligrams of water on the
(Rowley Mile) course last Thursday!"
That infuriated yours truly as we selected
Receding Waves, despite a 4lbs penalty,
believing conditions would be ideal;
Richard Hannon s charge was beaten a
neck and I m totally convinced the cumu-
lative effect must have tilted the balance
and robbed this column of a good-priced
When giving a forecast clerks should
state that watering is at issue; this par-
ticular chap leaves a lot to desired in the
It was quite soft when unconsidered
20/1 Guns Of Leros made an auspiciuous
debut over a similar distance at Goodwood
just over five weeks ago; this Cape Blanco
colt missed the break, got behind but ran
on really well under Tom Queally to finish
a creditable fourth, beaten about four
On the time-handicap Guns Of Leros
has an obvious chance and we can expect
improvement; significantly Queally is
booked again, Tom is selective with his
We estimate TQ gets at least £500000
a year from two nominations to unbeaten
Frankel, the wonder colt he rode to ALL
fourteen victories; his two-year-olds run
Queally, a laid-back character, is a class
act and, not surprisingly, experiences no
John Golden Horn Gosden runs Swiss
Affair in the Maiden Stakes over six fur-
longs, look no further for the winner and
be prepared to tolerate a flying dismount
by 45-year-old Frankie Dettori!
Running in tandem with the Thames-
side venue will be a seven-race at Pon-
tefract which has been watered!
We ll give that a miss and include Fin-
gerontheswitch, one of six decs for the
Novices Hurdle over two and a quarter
miles at Market Rasen; time to get familiar
with the impending jumping season, eh?
John Gosden landed his first Prix de
l Arc de Triomphe as Golden Horn defied
a wide draw, with Treve only fourth.
The Investec Derby hero, who had sub-
sequently added the Coral-Eclipse and
Irish Champion Stakes despite losing his
unbeaten record in the Juddmonte Inter-
national, was given a perfect ride by Frankie
Dettori and won in utterly convincing
fashion at odds of 9/2.
Gosden had bemoaned a terrible draw
in 14 but Dettori kept wide throughout
the first furlong, gradually easing towards
the rail where he was able to settle in sec-
ond behind pacemaker Shahah.
Treve on the other hand was slowly
away and taken wide by Thierry Jarnet in
search of her third successive victory in
the race, closing rapidly turning for home
as the race began to develop.
The star mare drew the eye as she
cruised around the field but all the while
Golden Horn was lengthening in front
and it soon became apparent that he would
not be caught.
Treve s trademark burst of speed was
absent on ground perhaps quicker than
ideal and in the circumstances she did
well to take fourth behind Flintshire (20/1)
and New Bay (5/1).
"When you re drawn wide, if you stay
wide for a long time, you can run your
own little race and not be bothered by
anyone and then slot across.
"If you watch a horse running in the
Prix Foy here a couple of years ago called
Duncan, you d have seen William Buick
- with my encouragement - do exactly
the same. If you re drawn wide here, you
can for two and a half furlongs go straight.
It gives you time to make that decision,
you lob along, you look across and you
say I can go here
. If you commit too soon,
you wind up getting forced wide.
"It was perfect as we sat behind the
pacemaker and then kicked because as
Frankie says, if you don t kick at a certain
time here they come like arrows at your
"I think (Dettori and Golden Horn) help
each other. I keep saying he s a better
horse coming from off the pace and he
Gosden said: "He retires to stud and
the owner is quite keen on the Breeders
Cup. It gives us one day short of a month,
he s got a great constitution and he travels
"If he s in good order next week, there s
no reason why he can t go there."
The trainer did however put to bed the
possibility of running in the Breeders Cup
"I walked the turf and the dirt when I
was at Keeneland the other day for the
sales. He d love the turf course and there s
no reason for him not to run in the Turf,"
"The problem with the Classic isn t the
dirt course, it s the kickback. That s the
problem. I have many great turf horses
who would work brilliantly over a mile on
dirt. They would work brilliantly. They
could go 1 36, 1 37 and change for a mile
but put them out there and they get dirt
in their face and they get confused, they
lose their action and they are out the back
so I wouldn t do that. It s the Turf or
"I think his optimum trip is a strong-
ly-run mile and a quarter, where you get
some really good horses, some really good
milers stretching out, and they set a proper,
good gallop and he sits on it and.... Boom
That s his game.
"He s a fabulous horse, with a great
mind and a great constitution. I don t
want to compare him to other people s
horses, but put it this way, he s the best
middle-distance horse I ve ever trained
and I ve trained a few and that s all I can
'No excuses' for retired ace Treve
Treve has been retired to stud after finishing only
fourth in her bid for a record-breaking third Arc de Tri-
Criquette Head-Maarek's wonder mare was never
able to get close enough to John Gosden's colt in her bid
to become the first horse ever to win the race three
times in succession.
Slowly away, she travelled with fluency around the
outside of the field with two furlongs to run, but failed
to quicken in the manner which she had done in last
year's race and could only keep on at the one pace.
Head-Maarek was magnanimous in defeat and said:
"There is no disgrace in being beaten by Golden Horn.
He was the Derby winner and there are no excuses.
"Before the race I was scared of Golden Horn, New
Bay and Flintshire and they have filled the frame. In rac-
ing there are some you win and some in which you get
beat, that's the game we are in.
"Golden Horn is an outstanding colt, Flintshire usually
finishes behind us, but today he got the better of us, so
he has run a great race, and New Bay is the best three-
year-old in France. I'm not upset because she has run
another great race.
"She deserves to go to stud and enjoy herself now.
She has been unforgettable."
Sprint king wins Abbaye
Robert Cowell once again demonstrated his magic
touch with sprinters as Goldream (15/2) won the Prix
Martin Harley's mount made a sweeping move to the
front two furlongs from home and though briefly
headed by Rangali (25/1), he was back in front at the
line and going away.
Rangali finished second in the race as he had done in
2014 with Muthmir (11/4 favourite), winner of the
Qatar King George Stakes at Goodwood but one place
behind Goldream in the Nunthorpe last time, back in
Cowell said: "That's outstanding - absolutely brilliant. I
know he's good, but to win two Group Ones in one year
is pretty outstanding stuff.
"All year he's been working brilliantly and just looks a
different horse altogether this year.
"We worked him about 12 days ago in Newmarket
with a horse called Speed Hawk, who was beaten a
neck in a Listed race at Ascot on Saturday, and he just
absolutely hacked all over him.
"He'll go to Dubai now. He was going to go to the
sales, but we didn't enter him and the owners decided
to keep him.
"We brought him here for the trial but the weather
wasn't right and he didn't run, but it's paid off. I'm look-
ing forward to taking him to Dubai."
Make Believe secures Fabre double
Make Believe (9/2) added to his victory in the French
2000 Guineas with a stylish success in the Prix de la
Andre Fabre's colt had failed to do himself justice in
the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot but
bounced back to his best to hold off the late challenge
of Limato (evens favourite), ridden for the first time by
Limato was held up off a strong pace having missed
the break, but while Moore began to crouch lower in the
saddle approaching the three-furlong pole, Make Be-
lieve's jockey Olivier Peslier could be spotted motionless
towards the far-side rail.
For a brief moment it appeared as though the gap
would not come for Peslier, who won the race on the
outstanding Goldikova in 2010, but when it did his
mount produced a taking turn of foot to shoot clear of
Limato stayed on powerfully, pulling clear of the third,
but was never getting to his fellow three-year-old who
added to Fabre's earlier victory with Ultra.
Toormore (8/1) fared best of the older horses in third
place for Richard Hannon.
Fabre said: "The fast ground didn't help him at Ascot,
after which he was exhausted, and for the next month
we couldn't even ride him.
Stick to Guns of Leros
10.55 Guns Of Leros
12.35 Swiss Affair
1.05 Dream Of Summer
Golden Horn defies wide draw
Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am --- 32-10
6.30 pm --- 3-9
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
9, 12, 13, 14, 15
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 9 2 21
18WATERBOAT 4 9 7 1 21
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
35BIGSNAKE 10 6 3 1 20
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Saturday, October 3
6.30 pm 4
20 (Dog) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
30 (House Cat)
19 (Horse) 4 pm
18 (Water Boat) 1 pm
12 (King) 10.30am
33 (Parson Wife)
4 (House Cat)
13 (Sick Woman)
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