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Field of Vision is the only conceivable
danger to likely odds-on favourite, Quiet
Reflection, in the group two Cornwallis
Stakes over five furlongs of good to soft
ground at Newmarket today; last time out
Joseph Tuite s charge was beaten four
Quiet Reflection is penalised two pounds
and acts best on a firm-ish surface!
Others in that fast-run Ayr race also re-
oppose because there are no other presti-
gious two-year-old sprints left in the racing
calendar, which ends within a month.
Obviously it's a clear-cut situation on the
time-handicap and for formites' throughout
the universe but Field Of Vision might just
suit this famous Rowley Mile. There is a
considerable climb through the final 300
yards but beforehand it's all about speed
and Field Of Vision is a flying machine,
over four furlongs!
Price-wise this is a no-brainer' for pun-
ters. Field Of Vision can be relied upon to
replicate his improved form, occupy one of
three places and therefore trade as a bet
to nothing' at inflated odds. That will be
the professional' view.
Wily veteran John Egan will have this
planned to the tenth degree, his positivity
has been the making of this Pastoral Pursuits
colt; from the outset the tough forty-some-
thing' Irishman must have had a Vision!'
Running in tandem will be another seven-
race programme on soft' at York where
Shine Likeadiamond can put experience to
use and end an exasperating run of seconds
in the Maiden Stakes over five furlongs.
Vexingly Shine Likeadiamond couldn't
land our nap at Beverley last month but an
outside draw possibly compromised her
chance under Franny Norton, again booked
by Mick Channon; significant, eh?
Later Dolphin Vista has all the portents
for success at the fifth attempt when Richard
Fahey's charge tackles thirteen rivals in the
Maiden Auction Stakes over a mile; just a
question of repeating his close third in a
strongly-run Ripon nursery 13 days ago.
You can bet he will!
Bondi Beach goes
Aidan O Brien s three-pronged attack on Aus-
tralia s leading races stepped up a notch yesterday
as Highland Reel, Bondi Beach and Kingfisher
set off on the journey Down Under.
Bondi Beach and Kingfisher will run in the Mel-
bourne Cup---where they will be O'Brien's first
runners in the race that stops a nation' since 2008
---while Highland Reel bids to give Ballydoyle a
second Cox Plate.
O'Brien said: "Our three horses for Melbourne
departed from Shannon airport this morning."
Like Bondi Beach and Kingfisher, runaway Irish
St Leger winner Order Of St George has been
bought into by four-time Melbourne Cup-winning
owner Lloyd Williams, but a setback means he
will not be running again until he returns as a
Adelaide's Cox Plate success at Moonee Valley
last year came under a tremendous ride by Ryan
Moore as he got up to beat Fawkner by a short
neck, while Bondi Beach has rarely been away from
the headlines this season.
Hampered when second in the Great Voltigeur
at York, he was bumped in the St Leger at Doncaster
by Simple Verse and promoted to first place on
the day, a decision subsequently reversed on appeal.
Second in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, King-
fisher was last seen finishing eighth to Order Of
St George at the Curragh.
Lengthy whip ban
for Pat Dobbs
Pat Dobbs will miss QIPCO British Champions
Day at Ascot after being suspended for 16 days
over misuse of the whip.
Dobbs was found in breach of the rules at Ascot
on Saturday after stewards found he used his whip
in the incorrect place when guiding Speed Hawk
to a runner-up finish in the Albert Bartlett Stakes.
The matter was referred to the British Horserac-
ing Authority because it was Dobbs' fifth whip
offence, warranting a suspension of between two
and six days, in the last six months.
At a hearing yesterday, the disciplinary panel
accepted Dobbs' admission that he was guilty of
misuse of the whip and considered the breach
would have warranted a suspension of four days.
Taking into account Dobbs had committed five
whip breaches since May 23 and had 412 rides
over this period, the disciplinary panel suspended
him for 16 days, of which five days will be deferred
for two months until December 27.
The suspension will run from October 16 to
October 27 includes on days on which Flat racing
is scheduled to take place.
Townend picks up ban
Leading jockey Paul Townend was handed a
10-day suspension by the stewards at Tramore
having been found guilty of dangerous riding
after the opening race on the card.
Townend was partnering the front-running Ver-
mout Fougeray in the www.tramore-racecourse.com
Maiden Hurdle when he appeared to bump and
hamper the eventual winner and 6-4 favourite
Vermout Fougeray passed the post in second
place, but was later disqualified.
As well as being suspended, Townend was forced
to forfeit his riding fee. He later enjoyed a change
in fortune as the James Dullea-trained Just Get
Cracking landed the Sponsor A Race At Tramore
Racecourse Rated Novice Chase.
Andreas Wohler is hopeful
his German raider Shining
Emerald can make his presence
felt in the Dubai Challenge
Stakes at Newmarket today.
Formerly trained in Ireland by
Paul Deegan, the four-year-old
was moved across Europe by
owner Jaber Abdullah for the
start of the season and the
switch has proved a big success.
Shining Emerald has won
three of his four starts in Ger-
many, including a Group Two
at Baden-Baden when last seen
in late August, with Wohler hav-
ing gone to the trouble of book-
ing Ryan Moore at Headquar-
"He is a horse who has kept
improving and some of his form
is quite good. It is German form
and it is hard to say how it com-
pares, but I think it is not too
bad," said the trainer.
"We're bringing him to Eng-
land as there is really nothing
else for him.
"He won over six furlongs last
time, which is a little bit on the
short side. I think stepping back
up to seven furlongs will suit
"He has to carry top weight,
but there is nothing we can do
about that. He is a horse who
likes soft ground and I hope he
will run well."
Having spent last season on
the sidelines, the Hugo Palmer-
trained Ascription has enjoyed
a decent campaign, albeit with-
out hitting the target.
The six-year-old has filled the
runner-up spot on two occa-
sions, most recently going down
fighting behind Hathal in the
Dubai Duty Free Cup at New-
Palmer said: "He's won quite
a lot of prize-money without
actually getting his head in front
and it's been great just to have
him back running.
"It has been quite a long sea-
son for him. He ran at the Dante
meeting (in May), but he is a
gelding and still seems in good
form at home. A bit of dig in
the ground would be ideal for
It has been a largely disap-
pointing campaign for last year's
Dewhurst winner Belardo.
Since finishing a close-up
fourth behind Gleneagles in the
Irish 2,000 Guineas, Roger Var-
ian's colt has been well beaten
in the Sussex Stakes at Good-
wood, the Prix Jacques le Marois
at Deauville and the Sprint Cup
The Newmarket handler told
returns to the course and dis-
tance of his impressive Dewhurst
Stakes victory with ground con-
ditions in his favour. He is work-
ing well at home and we are
optimistic that he can bounce
back to form."
Champion trainer Richard
Hannon feels Coulsty has earned
his starting berth in the Group
The Wiltshire handler told
: "He is now rated 10lb higher
than when he won in Listed
company at Leicester in April
and is well worth his place in
Under: (Last Friday)
10.30 am --- 23-4
6.30 pm --- 34-7
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 9 5 7 3 24
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 11 10 5 1 27
05PARSONMAN 5 5 6 5 20
15SICKWOMAN5 5 9 2 21
18WATERBOAT 5 9 7 1 22
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 4 5 0 12
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 8 8 8 0 24
30HOUSECAT 7 7 6 2 22
31 PARSONWIFE 10 7 5 0 22
34BLINDMAN 3 7 5 3 18
35BIGSNAKE 10 6 3 1 20
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Thursday, October 8
6.30 pm 9
10 (Monkey) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
29 (Opium Man) 4 pm
4 (Dead Man) 1 pm
17 (Pigeon) 10.30am
Shine Likeadiamond at York
9.35 Field Of Vision
10.50 Shine Likeadiamond
12.25 Dolphin Vista
Shining success at Newmarket
Trainer Andreas Wohler, left, and jockey Ryan Moore.
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