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Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am --- 17-5
6.30 pm --- 32-5
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 11 6 8 3 28
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 11 11 5 3 30
05PARSONMAN 5 5 6 5 20
15SICKWOMAN6 5 9 2 22
18WATERBOAT 6 9 7 1 23
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 5 5 0 13
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 8 8 8 0 24
30HOUSECAT 7 8 7 2 24
31 PARSONWIFE 10 9 5 1 25
34BLINDMAN 3 7 5 4 19
35BIGSNAKE 10 6 5 1 22
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, October 28
6.30 pm 7
33 (Spider) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man) 1 pm
10 (Monkey) 1 pm
36 (Donkey) 10.30am
2 (Old Lady)
30 (House Cat)
Frankie Dettori had a spring in his step
in spite of the heavens opening after he
touched down at Lexington s Blue Grass
Airport yesterday morning.
Resplendent in a bright blue riding jacket
and multicoloured cap, Dettori made an
unplanned visit to the Keeneland training
centre to take an adoring look at his Breeders
Cup Turf mount Golden Horn.
Joking to the drenched press corps at the
Polytrack training facility, the Italian looked
forward to Saturday s mile-and-a-half race
that will be a swansong for the Investec
Derby, Coral-Eclipse, Irish Champion Stakes
and Prix de l Arc de Triomphe winner.
He is mindful both of his gate position
on the rail and the importance of fending
off as much unnecessary pressure as he can,
with his week in Kentucky in its infancy.
"Hey, you guys, don t put any pressure
on me I m just off the plane," he said while
watching Golden Horn engage in a routine
spin on the Polytrack.
"I came in this morning and didn t feel
jet-lagged so I couldn t resist changing my
mind and visiting the track to see Golden
Horn. I ll be riding him in some work. Let s
see what happens but he looks amazing and
everyone is very pleased with him."
When questioned about Golden Horn
being in stall one and the inclement weather,
he said: "The weather is what it is.
"There s nothing we can do to change it.
They say it will carry on raining Wednesday
but then maybe it will dry out.
"I suppose I might have to use my horse
from that post but it s still early days to be
talking tactics, I m just delighted to be here
and I feel great.
"In one week it will be all over and I m
going to take a holiday with my wife who
hasn t seen that much of me this year and
greatly deserves to have a nice break."
Dettori has five rides for Wesley Ward,
spread over three days, and partnered one
of the trainer s horses on the Polytrack.
He said: "I ride two for Wesley on Thurs-
day and three more at the Breeders Cup,
including his filly (Undrafted) in the Turf
Sprint, and I know he was pleased to get
the wide gate with her."
TORONTO---Reigning Woodbine champion Patrick
Husbands took aim at 100 wins for yet another sea-
son when he rode a brace at the western Canada
racetrack on Sunday.
The 42-year-old scored in race two over five furlongs
with 4-1 chance J Edgar and returned in the final
event of the 11-race programme to win with favourite
On Draft in a mile and sixteenth trip.
Barbadian Husbands moved to 94 wins, just six
shy of triple figures with a month left in the campaign.
However, he trails 2010 champion Eurico Rosa da
Silva by a significant margin, with the Brazilian sitting
on top of the pile with 150 wins.
Three-time former champion Luis Contreras, is
four back in second. Husbands started the day strongly
when he made all the running aboard the two-year-
old chestnut gelding J Edgar, to beat the two-year-
olds Ontario sired maidens by 3-1/4 lengths.
The pair shot six lengths clear at the half-way point
and the result was never in doubt once they reached
the stretch. Husbands then used a contrasting ride
to win race 11 with On Draft, getting the four-year-
old bay gelding up to beat the three-year-olds and
upward which have never won two races.
Husbands sat On Draft near the rear of the pack
as Blow Over posted the early fractions of 23.97
seconds for the quarter and 48.06 for the half.
However, the seven-time Woodbine champion
roused On Draft in the final turn, stormed to the front
mid-stretch before easing to the wire to win by 2-
1/2 lengths. (CMC)
Velvet Resolution is back on Chelmsford
polytrack this afternoon and this time the
Pivotal colt will almost certainly be an
entirely different proposition.
Drawn wide on his debut eight weeks ago
Marco Botti s charge was never able to chal-
lenge but made good, eye-catching, headway
in the closing stages to finish fifth (beaten
only four lengths!) to strongly-fancied, well-
backed favourite, Theydon Grey.
Despite that disadvantageous berth Velvet
Resolution went off second-favourite and
so must have been pleasing Botti on New-
market gallops; money talks!
On my time-handicap Velvet Resolution
doesn t need to improve but probably will
and unless one of two newcomers is some-
what above average Martin Harley should
steer our fancy into the winners enclosure.
Also returning to the scene of a promising
debut will be Daqeeq, one of ten decs for
division one of the Maiden Stakes over a
mile of good to soft Nottingham, which
has a solid record as a fast-draining track.
This Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned New
Approach colt, trained by Sheikh
Mohammed s former key adviser, Simon
Crisford, ran on strongly under Paul Hana-
gan into third behind Mengli Khan three
weeks ago, looking for all the world a winner
waiting to happen!
There are several well-bred thoroughbreds
from fashionable yards in opposition; this
race last year was won by Golden Horn!
Down the years several real beauts have
been introduced to this superb left-handed
Midlands circuit and it will be extremely
interesting to monitor the pre-race betting
market; however providing Daqeeq is 2/1
or better he ll carry my wedge!
So Celebre didn t achieve anything like
the TH mark registered by Daqeeq, when
a half-length second to Little Avon in a
similar race at Leicester earlier this month,
but has a good chance in the second leg of
this juvenile event; good each-way claims.
1.30 VELVET RESOLUTION (e.w.)
1.20 SO CELEBRE (ew)
A solid resolution
Dettori ready for Horn swansong
Untapable will not defend
her crown in the Longines
Breeders Cup Distaff at
Keeneland on Friday.
Steven Asmussen s four-
year-old has spiked a temper-
ature and will play no part in
the Grade One feature.
Ron Winchell, of her owners
tweeted: "Untapable will not
run in BC Distaff due to a
"Very disappointing after
preparing all year for a repeat."
stretched out on the all-
weather in the hands of
Frankie Dettori ahead of the
Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies
Turf on Friday.
Connections of the young
filly, trained by Richard Han-
non, are wary about the
prospect of more rain at
Hannon s assistant Tony
Gorman said: "I didn t plan
to work her but she was so
fresh I had to. She has travelled
well but the rain is a big worry.
"We didn t think we would
get cut in the ground but it
looks guaranteed we will."
Karakontie led the way on
to the training track for the
impressive French team that
is hopeful of dominating the
Breeders Cup Mile on Satur-
day. The four-year-old colt
won the race 12 months ago
and will be joined in the line-
up by compatriots Make
Believe, Impassable and Eso-
Karakontie is due to take up
stallion duties at Gainsway
Farm in Kentucky on Sunday
and could be a final runner for
trainer Jonathan Pease, who
is retiring to spend more time
with his family.
Untapable misses Distaff
Husbands nearing triple
figures again after brace
Trainer Mags Mullins and her son Danny teamed
up to land the Betdaq Serious About Sport Maiden
Hurdle at Punchestown with 9-1 shot Bowenscourt.
A ready winner of a Clonmel bumper in early Sep-
tember and not disgraced on her first two starts over
hurdles, the five-year-old knuckled down to see off
Woodford Island by a length.
"I m delighted with her. She s an improving filly,"
said the winning trainer. It s nice to come up here
and do it. She was in on Thursday but I was afraid
the ground might go. It s a good, galloping track here
and fresh after the summer. She s a good stayer. She
had two runs over hurdles and improved each day.
We ll see how she comes out of this."
Danny Mullins completed a swift double by con-
juring a late run from Realta Rathcabhain in the bet-
daq.com 2 per cent Commission Handicap Hurdle.
Indian Rupee looked to be travelling best leaving
the back straight, but was awkward jumping the last
and 11-2 shot Realta Rathcabhain came home best to
take the prize by three-quarters of a length.
Winning trainer Dessie McDonogh said: "He ran
very well in Galway and even when he was fifth in
Limerick he was only beaten two lengths."
Don Cossack is the star name among ten horses
still in contention for the JNwine.com Champion
Chase at Down Royal on Saturday.
A brilliant winner of the Melling Chase at Aintree
and the Punchestown Gold Cup at the end of last
season, Gordon Elliott s stable star picked up where
he left off when he made a smooth reappearance at
Punchestown earlier this month.
Elliott has also left in fellow Gigginstown House
Stud-owned chaser Roi Du Mee.
Gigginstown could also be represented by the Noel
Meade-trained Cheltenham Gold Cup third Road To
Riches, winner of this race 12 months ago, and
Wounded Warrior from the same stable. Meade could
also call upon Texas Jack.
Rebecca Curtis has left in Irish Cavalier and O Fao-
lains Boy, while David Pipe has the option for Dynaste.
The Paul Nicholls-trained Rocky Creek and The
Young Master from Neil Mulholland s stable complete
Don a Down Royal possible
Mullins doubles up
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