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EDMONTON---All that is left to be seen is
if four-time reigning Northlands Park
champion Rico Walcott can eclipse 140
wins for the third straight season.
Since the start of August, he has been
assured of his fifth straight title after opening
up a huge lead on the field, and heads into
yesterday s final day of the season with 137
wins---just three short of reaching the land-
He finished with 141 last season and 148
in 2013 and with eight rides on yesterday s
11-race card, he finds himself with ample
opportunity to seal the three winners he
Riding on the penultimate day of the six-
month campaign on Friday, the Barbadian
Walcott rode a brace---scoring in race two
with favourite Tizagogo when he made all
the running over six furlongs to beat the
two-year-old maidens by six lengths.
The chestnut gelding held off Flipper Zip-
per through the half-mile before getting clear
in the stretch to reach the wire without a
Walcott then had to wait until race seven
on the nine-race card before he could reach
the winners enclosure again, guiding another
odds-on bet Marry Me Vicky to a 6-1/2
length victory over the three-year-old and
upward fillies and mares which have not won
a race this year.
Going 6-1/2 furlongs, Walcott used another
gate-to-wire effort to get the five-year-old
mare to the wire easily.
Heading into yesterday s final day, Scott
Williams lies second on 72 wins, with Shan-
non Beauregard third on 53. Jamaican Tony
Maragh is fourth on 47. (CMC)
Frankie Dettori endured a nightmare passage on
10/11 favourite Foundation as Andrea Atzeni won
his third consecutive Racing Post Trophy aboard
33/1 chance Marcel.
The race threatened to work out as a tactical affair
with Aidan O Brien responsible for three of the seven
runners, and so it proved with Port Douglas taking
the field along in the early stages with stablemate
Deauville on his shoulder.
But Deauville didn t pick up as might have been
expected when Joseph O Brien asked him to quicken
and the runners gathered nearer the stands side of
the track ended up in a bunch.
That grouping left Dettori, who had been tracking
Deauville in behind, with nowhere to go.
Meanwhile, the Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Mar-
cel, who had travelled just as well in the early stages,
switched left towards the middle of the course, quick-
ened past Johannes Vermeer and burst into a clear
advantage over a furlong out.
Johannes Vermeer did his best, but proved no
match for the winner and went down by a length
and a half. Meanwhile, Foundation had finally been
extricated from out of the melee and stayed on steadily
for third, beaten another two and a half lengths with-
out ever really having had the chance to show his
Owner Paul Hancock said: "Peter has always told
us he was a nice horse and I m delighted for him.
He s quite a light-framed horse and I suppose in my
dreams I saw him as a bit of a High Chaparral (Derby
winner in 2002) so if we can keep that dream alive
until Epsom next year I ll be happy."
Atzeni added: "When I pulled him out, he put the
race to bed in a couple of strides. He s a very laid-
back horse, who gave me a lovely ride. Peter knows
how to win a big race and this is great."
Chapple-Hyam, who was winning this race for
the third time after Commander Collins in 1998 and
Authorized in 2006, said: "Authorized won this at
a big price and I did say he was no Authorized, but
that was because this lad had already won a maid-
en!"Coming here I thought he d be placed because
he s always worked like a good horse, but he s been
weak. Even though I don t have many good horses,
you know when a good one comes along.
"He obviously goes on any ground and will be
better next year when he s stronger.
"I see him as a French Derby type, I d be worried
about him staying further (12 furlongs).
"If I get my way, he ll be in my favourite race, the
Dante, but if he shows enough speed before then he
could go for the Guineas."
Sky Bet quote Marcel at 25/1 for both the 2000
Guineas and the Derby.
Meanwhile, connections of Foundation were left
to reflect upon what might have been.
The Glenn Mendez trained three-year-
old filly Star Sapphire continued the win-
ning ways of the trainer when she made
all the running to win the feature Grade
One Oaks over 1,800 metres by the shortest
of short heads yesterday at Santa Rosa Park,
Sent off as the 8-5 second a favourite Naim
Samaroo put the Roma Sagan Maraj owned
filly straight in the lead and she held off the
determined run of favourite Cloud Nine to
win by the proverbial nose. The John O Brien
trained pair of Serengeti and Tan Tan followed
in third and fourth, respectively.
At the corner, Star Sapphire poached a
two-length lead on Serengeti with Nobel
Abrego producing Cloud Nine to challenge
three lengths further back.
However, with 300 metres left in the event
Cloud Nine began to erode to deficit and at
the line lost by a short-head in the time of
In the co-feature, Stud Farm Association
Breeders Stakes over 1,200 metres, favourite
Desert Dancer scored impressively by seven
lengths under Brian Boodramsing. Champion
trainer O Brien had the distinction of saddling
the first five horses past the post. With Antic-
ipation was second, King Arthur third and
Work of Art occupied the fourth spot.
Training honours for the day fell to Bobby
Persad who saddled three winners.
Riding honours for the day were shared
between Naim Samaroo and Prayven Badrie
who both rode two winners.
The Stud Farm Association Yearling Sales
will held today at Santa Rosa Park, Arima.
Sapphire Stars on Cloud Nine
Walcott starts final day eyeing 140 wins
R1: 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 45-0 - 1,700M - $33,000
1 (7) Morning Calm
2 (5) Mikeisback
3 (6) Glorify R Angnoo
4 (2) Don Pedro
TIME: 1:52.1 DISTANCES: Neck, 7 1/4, 8, 3 1/2.
$1PARI: (7) $1.40; $1.00; (5) $1.10 (6) $1.05
WINNER: 3 y.o. B gelding -- Babel/Velvet Morning (Machiavellian)
OWNER: Wilfred S Acham TRAINER: H Gobin
BREEDER: Wilfred S. Acham
ALSO RAN: 5. Red Howler R Hernandez 54; 6. Way To Go T Phillips 52.5; 7. Chicarito A
Poon 54; 8. Wonder Girl A Robles 54.
R2: 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 20-0 - 1,400M (TURF) - $25,000
1 (2) Roxanne
2 (6) Dig Deep
3 (5) Insidious
4 (8) Pure Happiness
TIME: 1:28.1 DISTANCES: Head, 3 1/4, 4 3/4, 1 1/4.
$1PARI: (2) $1.90; $1.15; (6) $1.20 (5) $1.35
SUPERFECTA: $50.50 HI-5: $198.10
WINNER: 6 y.o. GR mare -- Unzipped/A New Song (Freshly Squeezed)
OWNER: Shivam Maharaj TRAINER: E Debysingh
BREEDER: Rickhi Sinanan
ALSO RAN: 5. Music Show S Rodrigo 53.5; 6. Red-Hot Wheels R Hernandez 53.5; 7. Star
Diamond D Gopie 55; 8. Eyes Of The Wolf R Jadoo 52.5; 9. Really Classy A Robles 55.5;
10. Best Defence L Seecharan 57.
NON-RUNNERS: Danceinthepark, The Conqueror, Natural Justice.
R3: 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 60-45 - 1,700M - $40,000
1 (2) War Council
2 (6) Jacob's Dream
3 (8) Cramers Rule
4 (9) Officer Ike
5 (3) Country Boy
L A Seecharan
TIME: 1:50.2 DISTANCES: 1/2, 3, 11 3/4, 1 1/2.
$1PARI: (2) $4.05; $1.00; (6)$1.00 (8) $1.00
WINNER: 3 y.o. GR gelding -- Adore The Gold/Ecstatic (Royal Minister)
OWNER: Kavita Persad TRAINER: B Persad
BREEDER: Derick & Paulette Latibeaudiere (Jamaica)
ALSO RAN: 6. Be My Lover N Samaroo 53.5; 7. Rhea's Toy Soldier D Rodrigo 49; 8.
Bandwagon T Phillips 53.5; 9. A Great Moment K Razack 49.5
R4: 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 55-40 - 1,400M (TURF) - $36,400
1 (1) Sweet Genius
2 (10) Red Cloud
3 (4) Risky Trial
4 (7) High Octane
TIME: 1:24.0 DISTANCES: 1 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 3/4, 1 1/4.
$1PARI: (1) $2.25 ; $1.15 (10) $2.90 (4) $1.35
WINNER: 5 y.o. CH mare -- Gold Market/Burning Red (Freshly Squeezed)
OWNER: Kavita Persad TRAINER: B Persad
BREEDER: Poon Tip Stud Farm Limited
ALSO RAN: 5. Central Square R Hernandez 53.5; 6. Princess Warrior L Keizer 52; 7.
Aztec Gold D Gopie 53; 8. Victoryinthevalley R Angnoo 50; 9. Playthatfunkymusic N
Flavenney 56; 10. Absolutely Chrome R Jadoo 57.
NON-RUNNERS: Quick City, Undulation.
R5: 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 30-0 - 1,400M (TURF) - $30,000
1 (2) Who Is The Problem N Samaroo
2 (10) Gold Coin
3 (4) Waka Waka
4 (7) Always Ready
5 (5) Sir Alec D Butcher
TIME: 1:26.0 DISTANCES: 1/2, 1 1/4, 2 1/4, Sh.Head.
$1PARI: (2) $3.85; $1.40; (10)$1.55 (4) $1.20
SUPERFECTA: $188.70 HI-5: $5,816.30
WINNER: 7 y.o B mare -- Solid Gold/Saratone (Concerto)
OWNER: Harry Singh TRAINER: H Singh
ALSO RAN: 6. Super Easy J Stephen 57; 7. All Is Yours N Mohammed 54.5; 8. The
Cheerleader L C Seecharan 54; 9. Captain Charisma N Abrego 55; 10. Twist Of Fate L
NON-RUNNERS: Magnolia Lane, Lady Marisa, I'm Yours, Stormin Angel.
R6: OAKS STAKES WI BRED 3 YO FILLIES - 1,800M - $180,000
1 (4) Star Sapphire
2 (2) Cloud Nine
3 (7) Serengeti
4 (3) Tan Tan B Boodramsing 55
TIME: 1:58.2 DISTANCES: Sh.Head, 4, 3, 5 3/4.
$1PARI: (4) $2.70; $1.15 (2) $1.05 (7) $1.80
WINNER: 3 y.o CH filly - Liquidity/Rosegate (Cherokee Run)
OWNER: Roma Sagan Maraj TRAINER: G Mendez
BREEDER: H.A.M Stables Limited (Jamaica)
ALSO RAN: 5. Osceola Parkway P Badrie 55; 6. Precocious R Jadoo 55; 7. Brilliance W
Galviz 55; 8. Aim For The Stars J Arneaud 55.
NON-RUNNER: Lion's Portion
R7: STUD FARM ASSOCIATION'S BREEDERS STAKES 2 YO SIRED & FOALED IN T&T
- 1,200M - $135,000
1 (7) Desert Dancer
2 (6) With Anticipation
3 (5) King Arthur
4 (12) Work Of Art
5 (3) Mint Condition
TIME: 1:14.1 DISTANCES: 7 1/2, Neck, 2 1/4, 1/2.
$1PARI: (7) $1.85; $1.50; (6) $1.90; (5) $6.15
WINNER: 2 y.o DK B gelding - Charismatic Cat/Storyteller (Exciting Story)
OWNER: Gerry M Harding TRAINER: J O'Brien
BREEDER: Gerry Harding
ALSO RAN: 6. Royal Luminary D Khelawan 52.5; 7. Saragon R Ali 55; 8. Apparatus A
Robles 55; 9. A Fleeting Moment R Jadoo 52; 10. Private Enterprise D Gopie 54; 11.
Language Of Love 52.
NON-RUNNERS: Virgin Bride, Man On Fire.
R8: 2 YO & OVER HORSES RATED 40-0 - 1,350M (TURF) - $32,00
1 (19) Farad A Robles
2 (18) Lady Felisha
3 (16) Rule By Right
4 (5) Afterthebooks
5 (12) Upset D Dance
TIME: 1:24.2 DISTANCES: Sh.Head, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 1/2.
$1PARI: (19) $6.15; $2.60; (18) $2.85; (16) $1.60
SUPERFECTA: $15,475.50 HI-5: $34,035.20
WINNER: 6 y.o. RN gelding- Unbridled Energy/Kay's Inlet (Silent Screen)
OWNER: Kavita Persad TRAINER: B Persad
BREEDER: Pope Mc Lean (Kentucky U.S.A)
ALSO RAN: 6. Sweetmaninsouth P Badrie 57; 7. Lady Sage L C Seecharan 51; 8. Al
Kahina R Angnoo 55; 9. Pearl Secret D Butcher 53; 10. Perfect Moment R Ali 57; 11.
Ready And Alert R Hernandez 53.5; 12. Uncle Max B Boodramsing 54; 13. Ice'D'Gold R
Jadoo 53; 14. Pacman A Poon 52.5; 15. Blue Mountain Rose J Arneaud 57; 16. Double
Roses J Reyes 52.
NON-RUNNERS: Emily's Gold, Little Otis, Amber Sky, Super Sonic, Cordell Walker.
John Gosden, left, receives the Trainers'
Championship trophy from Frankie Dettori.
ARC DAY 37 RESULTS
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