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Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am --- 35-30
6.30 pm --- 1-7
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 9 5 8 3 25
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 5 5 0 13
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: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Monday, October 12
6.30 pm 2
28 (Red Fish) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
1 (Centipede) 4 pm
27 (Little Snake) 1 pm
21 (Mouth) 10.30am
18 (Water Boat)
34 (Blind Man)
St Michel justified a second glance for
the ten-runner 2-y-o Maiden Stakes over
a mile of soft Leicester today and delving
unearthed a live hope; the debut of this
Sea The Stars colt, over a similar distance
at Beverley twelve days ago, certainly rep-
resented a useful effort.
A 20/1 chance, trained by Sir Mark
Prescott, raised no eyebrows but St Michel
tracked the leaders comfortably and kept
on well in the closing stages where our nap,
Column, accelerated eight lengths clear!
Obviously the winner is way above average
but jockey Luke Morris doubtless gave the
veteran Newmarket trainer an optimistic
report, hence this declaration; Prescott
never rushes thoroughbreds, especially juve-
Obviously any one of eight newcomers
could prove useful and Muroor might also
benefit from the experience of a satisfactory
debut but the time-handicap, and impres-
sion, suggests one of three placings will be
a formality for St Michel.
The betting market should be intriguing,
and informative! Running in tandem will
be another eight-race programme at Mus-
selburgh, where Rosamaria ticks plenty of
boxes for the nine-runner Maiden Stakes
over a mile on a good surface which should
be lively and make for excellent entertain-
ment. Race-times will be interesting.
On the TH thrice-raced Rosamaria is
better than William Haggas-trained Nokha-
da and we expect Mark Johnston s charge
to be ridden with typical positivity by Joe
Fanning; a 5lbs fillies allowance is massive
over such a distance for two-year-olds. It
could also tilt the scales in favour of Rose
Marmara half an hour later in the Maiden
Stakes over five furlongs.
Eagle-eyed Richard Fahey has spotted
an opportunity for this twice-raced Exceed
And Excel filly, 2nd (of 14!) to Comedy
Night at Nottingham thirteen days ago;
There was no change in the race for
the apprentice championship as the title
battle entered its final week with both
Tom Marquand and Jack Garritty out
of luck at Windsor.
Marquand maintained his two-winner
lead (52-50) but had to settle for a couple
of places on Be Bold and Crystal Malt,
as did Garritty with Miss Van Gogh and
The two main protagonists took the
minor honours as fellow apprentice Rob
Hornby enjoyed a dream run on the rail
on Ghinia (5-1 favourite) to land the Uni-
bet Download The App Fillies Handicap
for the first leg of a double.
The 5lb claimer kept Pam Sly s filly up
to her work to score by a length from
Miss Van Gogh, with Crystal Malt two
and a quarter lengths away in third.
Hornby said: "She s come on for her
last run at Haydock and Pam got her
here in good form. We got a good lead
off the front pair and came through nicely
and she got the job done."
Sly and Hornby doubled up when All
My Love (10-1) just edged out Candella
by a nose in the John Goodwin Personal
Tailoring Handicap when Garritty was
third on Furiously Fast.
Marquand is 1-3 to land the title and
Garritty 9-4 with Sky Bet as the pair
move on to a double-header at Leicester
and Wolverhampton on Tuesday.
Charlie Bishop brought Mick Chan-
non s Deeds Not Words (8-1) with a
strong run towards the centre of the
course to claim the Unibet Offer Daily
Jockey/Trainer Specials Handicap by
three-quarters of a length from Marquand
on Be Bold.
"Once he got his head in front at Chep-
stow a couple of runs ago he just needed
that bit of confidence and he s got his
head in front again today," Bishop told
At The Races. I can t see any reason why
he won t win again."
Devonshire Place (7-1) won a messy
race for the Daily Unibet Early Prices
From 9am Handicap.
Jim Crowley delivered Roger Charlton s
charge on the outside to lead close home
and score by half a length from Berland.
St Saviour was the unlucky horse of
the race with Oisin Murphy unable to
extricate his mount to make a challenge.
Liam Jones got Stormflower (16-1)
home first by a neck and the same from
Addicted To Luck and Illegally Blond in
a tight finish to the Ronald McDonald
House Charities Nursery Handicap for
trainer John Bridger.
"That wasn t a surprise. She ran really
well at Salisbury and this was the right
race today. She s genuine and tough."
Weetles (2-1 favourite) ran away with
division one of the MPM Flooring Ltd
Maiden Stakes, Clive Cox s juvenile filly
bounding six lengths clear under Adam
The Luca Cumani-trained Optima
Petamus (2-1) got the better of Noblest
in the final furlong to take division two
by a length and a quarter under Jamie
"Mr Cumani was happy with him and
we d have been disappointed if he didn t
win," said Spencer.
Dean Ivory s Fighting Temeraire (2-1
favourite) recovered from a bump at
halfway and showed battling qualities to
open his account at the third attempt
under Robert Winston in the British Stal-
lion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.
Irish Derby hero Jack Hobbs is one of the star names
among 15 horses confirmed for the QIPCO Champion
Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Runner-up to esteemed stable companion Golden
Horn in the Dante at York and the Derby at Epsom,
the Godolphin-owned Jack Hobbs enjoyed his day in
the sun when clinching Classic glory at the Curragh
in late June.
John Gosden s charge made a successful return to
action in the September Stakes at Kempton and after
sidestepping the Prix de l Arc de Triomphe, he is set
to drop to a mile and a quarter for the main event on
Champions Day. The Clarehaven handler has also left
in potential pacemaker Maverick Wave.
Gosden said: "When you put that kind of race on
for that kind of money you ll get a lot of really classy
and tough horses.
"I think the key thing is the draw. If you ve ever
stood at the mile and a quarter start at Ascot, if you
get drawn wide, you hit that bend in Swinley Bottom
pretty fast, so we ll all be hoping to be drawn one to
about eight. There won t be room for all of us there,
so let s hope nobody feels hard done by with the draw.
He should handle the ground."
Irish to bypass Cheltenham
Irish Cavalier, as short as 8-1 favourite with some
bookmakers for next month s Paddy Power Gold Cup,
could sidestep the prestigious Cheltenham handicap
in favour of a tilt at the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
A winner at the Festival last season, the six-year-old
made an impressive start to the new campaign in an
intermediate chase at Newton Abbot on Saturday under
leading Irish jockey Paul Townend, and trainer Rebecca
Curtis is now eyeing a trip to West Yorkshire on October
"I thought he d run well on Saturday, I just wondered
whether Newton Abbot might be a bit on the sharp
side, but he did it really well and made some good
horses look fairly ordinary," said the Newport-based
handler. "He was idling a bit when he hit the front
and Paul just let him coast home. I think he s improved
since last season. I had a chat with Paul about what
we should do next and he thinks we should be looking
at Graded chases now."
Fingers crossed for Gleneagles
The two big guns, Gleneagles and Solow, head a list
of 12 five-day confirmations for the Queen Elizabeth
II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Connections of Gleneagles are monitoring ground
conditions before deciding to commit the dual 2000
Guineas winner to Europe s richest Group One over
a mile. Aidan O Brien s star three-year-old colt has
missed several big engagements since winning the St
James s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.
"He s in very good form and obviously it s all eyes
on the weather," said Kevin Buckley, Coolmore s UK
representative. "He ll do another little piece of work
in the week---we have our fingers crossed. There is
very little drying going on at Ascot but we hope he
Annie Power 'looks great'
Annie Power could start off her season in the Hatton s
Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on November 29 before
again being geared towards the OLBG Mares Hurdle
at Cheltenham in March. The Willie Mullins-trained
seven-year-old took a dramatic last-flight fall in the
same race at Prestbury Park last term, with the Grade
One prize at her mercy, before returning none the
worse to win the Mares Champion Hurdle at Pun-
Mullins said: "She looks great and I may start her
off in the Hatton s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse at the
end of November. All being well we ll then aim her at
the OLBG mares race at the Festival."
Another Mullins runner, Glens Melody, was able to
take full advantage of Annie Power s mishap, and the
Closutton yard has a number of other leading lights
in the mares division for the new campaign.
Hobbs among stars
for Champion Stakes
10.30 Rose Marmara
12.20 St Michel
Go for St Michel
Marquand leads apprentice race
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