Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 14th 2015 Contents Marmajuke Bay will not be a surprise if
this once-raced Duke Of Marmalade colt
causes one in division one of the Maiden
Stakes over a mile of good to soft Notting-
ham today; we ve been waiting 39 days for
this one to re-appear!
A 50/1 chance, Marmajuke Bay was always
in rear behind Knife Edge and subsequent
form-boosting winner, Paris Protocol, at Ascot,
but stayed on resolutely at the end of a strong-
ly-run race; this represents a drop in class for
Mark Usher s charge.
On the time-handicap Marmajuke Bay is
clear best-in and Usher s yard is ready to
fire; so many have been hitting the goalposts,
just a question of patience waiting for Mark s
runners to score. There will be plenty of betting
activity for strong fancies from more fash-
ionable stables such as Sir Michael Stoute,
Richard Hannon, Mark Johnston etc but the
likelihood is Marmajuke Bay will improve fur-
ther; a good, solid, each-way bet.
Stoute also fields Mainstream in division
two, mount of Ryan winning machine Moore;
they are the current A-team and so look no
further for the winner.
Mainstream made an auspicious debut at
Leicester five weeks ago when fourth to Move
Up in a fast-run seven furlongs race which
has already proved worth following, as we
forecast; the winner supplemented those gains,
sixth, Column, won by eight lengths, Chester
Street landed a colossal gamble last week and
now it s the turn of this superbly-bred Dansili
colt running in colours of Her Majesty, The
To all intents and purposes Mainstream is
a real special and can be backed according-
ly!Architecture was on her Haydock debut
under Graham Lee 18 days ago but failed to
justify favouritism, finishing two lengths third
to Chicadoro with another debutante, Purple
Raven, a further four away in fourth.
Significantly Lee is again booked by train-
er-in-form, Hugo Palmer, and we might just
back the first three winners, and go home!
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Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am --- 35-4
6.30 pm --- 5-21
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 9 6 8 3 26
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: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, October 13
6.30 pm 8
19 (Horse) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
35 (Big Snake)
17 (Pigeon) 4 pm
1 (Centipede) 1 pm
28 (Red Fish) 10.30am
9.30 Marmajuke Bay
Keep it Mainstream
Isaac Bell defied top weight to get the
better of a pulsating finish to the 32Red
Casino Handicap Hurdle at Huntingdon.
The Alex Hales-trained runner put his
head in front for the first time since joining
the yard when he came with a well-timed
late run to take the extended one-mile-seven-
After three horses jumped the last almost
in line, it was the 7-1 to shot who showed
the greatest resolve to deny the rallying Break-
ing Bits by a nose.
Impulsive American, the 9-4 favourite,
saw his chances end when he came to grief
at the penultimate hurdle, bringing down
Spa s Dancer in the process.
Hales said: "I had my head down walking
in and my language was not great. I am
delighted, though. The owner has been a
great supporter and he deserved a winner.
"He was our first proper jumper of the
season and I am delighted to get off the mark
as quickly as this.
"Noel (Fehily) felt he is best fresh so we
might give him a bit of a break. The plan is
to go chasing with him but Noel felt there
is another hurdles race in him."
Kayfton Pete made a return to form when
he came with a late charge to land the
32Red.com Handicap Chase.
Although out of sorts since taking a fall
at Market Rasen in June, the 13-2 shot
responded well to pressure to take the two-
and-a-half-mile affair by half a length.
The strong-travelling Blackwood Rover
looked to have the race in the bag after he
drew clear after the last, having taken over
from long-time leader Michigan Assassin.
However, the John Jenkins-trained runner
quickly emptied out on the run-in, with the
Charles Pogson-trained Kayfton Pete collaring
that rival in the final strides.
Winning jockey Adam Pogson said: "He
is a quirky fellow. After his fall at Market
Rasen it knocked his confidence on the head.
"That will have done him the world of
good. "He will win again as long as the hand-
icapper doesn t react too much as he has got
Sent off the 1-5 favourite, the John Fer-
guson-trained six-year-old barely broke into
a sweat to see off his opponents in some
Travelling powerfully throughout the race,
the son of Dansili eased into the lead two
out to score by 11 lengths from Ballyarthur.
Jockey Aidan Coleman said: "He is a very
likeable horse. He has got a lovely attitude
and was entitled to win that. He is very accu-
rate with his hurdling.
Following the race, Paddy Power introduced
him at 33-1 for the Neptune Investment
Management Novices Hurdle at next year s
Nabucco s stablemate Cayman Islands
belatedly opened his account over fences at
the ninth time of asking in the Weatherbys
Contesting the lead throughout the two-
and-a-half-mile event, the 5-1 chance made
a decisive move on the turn for home.
Vinnie The Fish attempted to go with the
winner, but he had no answer to Cayman
Islands finishing effort, with six lengths
between the pair at the line.
Alex Ferguson, winning jockey and son of
the successful trainer, said: "He jumped great
and I couldn t have asked for a better ride.
I could hear the others coming behind me
and I just gave him a squeeze and he kicked
Richard Johnson closed in on a century
for the season when moving on to the 96-
winner mark after scoring aboard Presence
Felt in the 32Red Sport.com Handicap.
Moving smoothly into the lead rounding
the home turn, the Jonjo O Neill trained 11-
4 favourite continued to find extra when
asked for a maximum effort to score by 11
Johnson said: "Jonjo (O Neill) said that he
stays very well and be positive towards the
end of the race.
Great Hall took the first step towards ful-
filling a possible outing at Aintree s Grand
National meeting later in the season with a
battling success in the 32RedSport.com Maid-
Using his superior turn off foot, the five-
year-old, who finished ninth in the 2013 St
Leger, made a successful transition to hurdles
when seeing off Ballinure by half a length.
Winning trainer Kevin Frost said: "He was
a quality Flat horse but you never know how
they are going to go.
Nabucco earns Cheltenham quote
Coneygree s connections still plan to aim the
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner at the Hennessy Gold
Cup at Newbury as his first big target of the season
- despite the lure of a £1million bonus.
Jockey Club Racecourses has dangled the seven-
figure carrot for any horse who can win the Betfair
Chase, the King George VI Chase at Kempton and
the Gold Cup.
The Mark Bradstock-trained eight-year-old would
be one of the likelier candidates after he became the
first novice for 41 years to capture chasing s blue
riband at Cheltenham in March on only his fourth
start over fences.
However, the Hennessy on November 28, which
the Bradstock team won with his half-brother Car-
ruthers in 2011, remains the objective unless the
ground is too fast.
Coneygree will be given an entry for the Betfair
Chase, which comes a week earlier, as a standby.
"It s all rather annoying, really, because I don t
particularly think the Haydock race will suit our
fellow as the fences are small and the track s a bit
tight," said the trainer s wife and assistant, Sara Brad-
"The old-fashioned Haydock fences would have
suited him perfectly. At the same time, he will get
"He s going to first run in one of the intermediate
chases either at Carlisle (on November 1) or Sandown
"I always thought intermediate chases were for
horses that hadn t won three, but they are now for
second-season novices, so he qualifies and it means
we can get a nice prep run into him.
Idaho states Classic case
Aidan O Brien s Idaho was given quotes of
around 25-1 for the Investec Derby after a taking
winning debut in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF
Maiden at the Curragh.
The Galileo colt is a full brother to stablemate
and Secretariat Stakes winner Highland Reel and
looks to possess plenty of his sibling s ability.
Sent off at 4-1 against several rivals who had the
benefit of experience, the result was never in doubt
once Joseph O Brien asked him for an effort entering
the final furlong.
He drew stylishly clear, beating Theodorico by
three and a half lengths, with the odds-on favourite
Munaashid only third.
"We thought he d come on nicely for the run
but he was impressive," said O Brien jnr.
"You d imagine he should stay (over further).
The ground was lovely and he s a very nice colt."
"They went a nice, even pace for a maiden and
I always felt I had them covered - he found plenty
"He s a very nice colt and doesn t need to run
again this season."
Integral set for Ascot swansong
Sir Michael Stoute s Integral will be retired
after she runs in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
at Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot.
The five-year-old has won six of her 14 races,
with two victories coming at the highest level.
This season she has been held up, and her
appearance earlier this month in the Sun Chariot
at Newmarket, in which she was beaten half a
length by old rival Esoterique, was her first start
since Royal Ascot in June.
"The plan is to run, she just needs to do a bit
(of work) this morning," said Chris Richardson,
managing director of her owners Cheveley Park
"If she s still in good form after that then we ll
run and that will be her last race."
No change of plans
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