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Kyllukey will be a tough nut to crack if
able to replicate his latest effort in the 2-
y-o Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of
good to soft Windsor today when running
in tandem will be another eight-race turf-
flat programme on a similar surface at
It s the back-end and a period which
most professionals swerve in favour of a
new jumping season, why?
At this juncture there is little worthwhile
recent NH form analysis, it s a guessing
game as to which yards are in form and it
will be another month before the fashion-
able yards slot into rhythm; Henderson,
Nicholls, O Neill etc have all admitted it s
a long season and no buttons will be pressed
until the 2015/16 campaign gets under way
with a series of high-profile meetings.
We re looking forward to engaging them,
in the meantime with months of reliable
time-handicap form computed to ultimate
satisfaction it s all about sifting through
decent-sized flat fields and finding oppor-
tunities like Kyllukey from the now in-form
yard of Charles Hills; it s about time!
Over a period of more than ELEVEN
MONTHS Hills has managed just over sixty
winners from a string of nigh on 150; the
main players are 200-plus!
Fortunately a string of high-profile win-
ners have saved face for Charles but a fort-
night ago we mentioned that his yard was
about to take a turn of fortunes; unfortu-
nately he runs too many in the wrong races
and at times one wonders if he could place
the last piece in a jigsaw!
Nowadays Hills seems to adopt a policy
of slinging a load of mud at the wall and
hoping it will stick but Kyllukey certainly
should pay to follow; that second in a nursery
at Ripon last month represented tremendous
improvement on anything achieved in four
Experience of racing in handicaps is
invaluable, as so often mentioned, and Kyl-
lukey is napped with a deal of confidence
under regular veteran jockey, Steve Drowne.
What beats them will win!
Incidentally this back-end period
involves tremendous concentration, not to
mention time, with huge fields; good, recent,
form is key and down the years we ve
cleaned up because prices are usually much
bigger with bookies fielding in an attempt
to attract business.
Backing short-priced selections is like
playing snakes and ladders and so, from
now on, I ll never bet less than 3/1 again;
play the patience game readers and follow
our daily patent* through thick and thin.
Sadler s Risk held off Spring
Heeled in a thrilling finish to
the Ladbrokes Munster Nation-
al at Limerick.
Henry de Bromhead s seven-
year-old had finished third in
the Galway Plate last time out
and travelled sweetly for Andrew
There was early drama on
when the favourite Perfect
Promise was one of three to
depart at the same fence on the
first circuit, with Pass The Hat
and Shanpallas brought down
Harry Fry s Opening Batsman
and Kerry National winner
Rogue Angel put the pace to the
race, but the complexion
changed turning into the
Sadler s Risk was there to be
shot at but Carriganog was a
persistent challenger until he
fired Niall Madden out of the
saddle at the last.
Spring Heeled looked threat-
ening on the run in, but Sadler s
Risk (14-1) was going away again
at the line to win by a length
and a half. Jacksonslady was
third with The Paparazzi Kid
De Bromhead said: "I thought
the mistakes he s made would
cost him and while he was can-
tering coming down the hill, he
made another mistake at the
second-last but winged the last.
"His run in the Galway Plate
was a great run and the key is
to keep him freshened up so we
backed off him after Galway and
pin-pointed this with him.
"Andrew gave him a super
ride but you deserve it when
you work as he does and it s also
my first win in the race.
"He s got a lot of class and
these are tough races so my gut
feeling is to give him a break,
but I ll speak to Roger (Brook-
house) before making plans. His
runs at Cheltenham are shocking
and he really only goes right-
handed. I think he s done
enough this side of Christmas."
Meanwhile, Long Dog is set
for a rise in class after taking
his record for Willie Mullins to
four wins from five starts in the
Shannon Airport Christmas
Racing Festival Novice Hurdle.
Sent off the 1-7 favourite for
the Grade Three event, the Ruby
Walsh-ridden five-year-old -
who gave David Casey a final-
ride winner before retirement
last time out at Listowel - was
not at all troubled in beating
Solatentif by three and three-
Walsh said of the Rich Ricci-
owned winner: "He has done
nothing wrong this season and
the trip didn t bother him.
"He guessed at the second-
last first time around, but other
than that he was good.
"He s a horse I ve always liked
and I ll chat to Willie, but he
has to step up in grade now."
Emotionless was found to be suffering with a
knee injury after his disappointing run in the Dubai
Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.
Godolphin's big hope was the chief market rival to
eventual winner Air Force Blue but crossed the line
in last place having been eased down by William
Subsequent X-rays revealed a chip in his left fore
knee, but trainer Charlie Appleby is confident Emo-
tionless will make a "full recovery".
"Following his disappointing run in the Dewhurst
Stakes yesterday, Emotionless was found to be
lame this morning in his box. He was immediately X-
rayed and a chip was identified in his left fore knee,"
Appleby said. "I understand that its removal will not
be a complicated procedure and we expect him to
make a full recovery. "We will be looking towards the
trials in the spring, all being well."
Found set for Champion Stakes
Found is set to contest the Qipco Champion
Stakes for Aidan O'Brien at Ascot on Saturday.
Last year's leading juvenile filly has had an inter-
rupted campaign this season, but caught the eye
when meeting trouble in running in the Prix de l'Arc
Found had previously only been beaten a length
by Golden Horn in the Irish Champion Stakes at
O'Brien revealed stablemate Tapestry is gearing
up for the Fillies' and Mares' race over a mile and a
half on the Champions Day card, while Gleneagles,
not sighted since Royal Ascot because of unsuitable
ground, is still on target to run in the Queen Eliza-
beth II Stakes. "Found will probably run in the Cham-
pion Stakes, and Tapestry could run in the fillies'
race. We are looking at the QEII with Gleneagles pro-
viding we are happy with him and the ground is
right," said O'Brien.
Mullins bags Irish Cesarewitch
Champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins landed an-
other major staying race on the Flat when Digeanta
prevailed in the Tote Irish Cesarewitch at the Cur-
Western Boy appeared to have things sewn up for
Pat Fahy in the colours of JP McManus as he shot
clear, travelling strongly, with over a furlong to run.
But as he failed to put the race to bed, a host of chal-
lengers suddenly appeared to get involved.
It was Digeanta (16-1) who quickened up and
powered past Western Boy under Billy Lee, who had
already won on smart sprinter Fort Del Oro earlier
on the card. George Baker's British raider Guard Of
Honour made rapid late headway but the winner had
flown, with three-quarters of a length separating
them at the line.
Sea Pride finished third for Sir Mark Prescott, with
Western Boy plugging on for fourth.
Lee said: "He was a bit slow out of the stalls the
last day at Leopardstown and never got into a
rhythm. There wasn't much pace on today and I let
him bowl along. He kept responding. "He handled
that ground well, but he's the sort of horse that
would nearly handle any ground."
No Breeders' Cup for Acapulco
American trainer Wesley Ward is already looking
forward to a return to Royal Ascot with Acapulco
after confirming the imposing filly had run her final
race of 2015. The daughter of Scat Daddy was a
dominant winner of the Queen Mary Stakes in June
and found only Mecca's Angel too strong when
stepped up against her elders in the Nunthorpe at
He said: "She came home from York very sound -
perfect actually - but she won't be going to the
Kyllukey tough to crack
9.50 White Shaheen
10.20 The Juggler
Saddler's Risk lands Munster National
Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am --- 4-5
6.30 pm --- 10-25
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 2 28
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 7 2 23
31 PARSONWIFE 10 7 5 0 22
34BLINDMAN 3 7 5 3 18
35BIGSNAKE 10 6 3 1 20
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Friday, October 9
6.30 pm 4
22 (Rat) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
15 (Sick Woman) 4 pm
15 (Sick Woman) 1 pm
21 (Mouth) 10.30am
30 (House Cat)
27 (Little Snake)
Saddler's Risk on the
way to victory in the
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