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Under: (Last Thursday)
10.30 am ---30-10
6.30 pm --- 21-4
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: WEDNESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Wednesday, October 28
6.30 pm 4
6 (Belly) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
28 (Red Fish)
35 (Big Snake)
24 (Queen) 1 pm
32 (Shrimps) 10.30am
18 (Water Boat)
Joy will be at a premium if Clive Cox
welcomes his charge into the Lingfield
winners enclosure today after division
one of the Maiden Fillies Stakes over seven
furlongs of polytrack.
Any number of fashionable trainers, with
potential classic thoroughbreds, make up
a twelve-strong field but Our Joy is an obvi-
ous time-handicap choice, judged on her
last time out effort in a fiercely-competitive,
fifteen-runner, Newmarket nursery.
Partnered by Ryan Tate, a useful 3lbs
apprentice, Our Joy was prominent through-
out and led just inside the final furlong only
to be outspeeded in the closing stages by
Mix And Mingle, regarded by trainer Chris
Wall as a genuine group prospect.
None of her rivals on this occasion, apart
from Nawkhatha and Prying Pandora, has
achieved anything like the mark of Our Joy
and given her price is likely to be generous
an each-way bet is advised.
There is no sentiment in punting but
we ve been waiting awhile for Our Joy to
be dropped into the right grade; hopefully
my patience is rewarded.
One of the best systems is backing hand-
icap form in maiden races!
The second leg is much more difficult
but the Maiden Stakes, also over seven fur-
longs, is surely a penalty-kick for 94-
rated Race Day, isn t it?
This Dubawi colt, long odds-on, ran wide
over six furlongs at Chelmsford 13 days
ago; prior to that, Race Day, owned by
Godolphin, was beaten a neck at Ascot but
he s over-rated and so we re going to chance
once-raced He s a Dreamer from the excel-
lent yard of David Simcock. You can bet
he ll improve, considerably, on a promising
At Chelmsford there s no doubt Gale Song
is a penalty-kick!
Rainbow Dreamer stamped his authority over
his rivals when following in the hoofprints of the
mighty Golden Horn to land the opening division
of the Sir Peter O Sullevan Voice Of Racing EBF
Maiden at Nottingham, yesterday.
The Alan King-trained runner could not have been
more impressive on his way to taking the one-mile
contest, which was won 12 months ago by this year s
Derby, Eclipse, Irish Champion Stakes and Arc hero.
Building on a solid debut at the track 14 days ago,
the 7/1 shot stayed on well from off the pace before
quickening clear inside the final furlong for an eased
down four-length success.
Winning jockey Willie Twiston-Davies said: "His
last run was very good and Alan s two-year-olds
have all taken massive steps forward from their first
"He probably should have been placed last time
but I never really got a run, so I looked after him.
He gave me a good feeling today and did it very well
and will probably be a nice horse next year. He is
going to be very versatile ground-wise. He will go
on good ground and he handles cut, which is a bonus."
The second division was taken in an equally stylish
manner by Andrew Balding s Zoffanys Pride.
Moving well throughout the 7/1 chance put the
race to bed within a matter of strides once given a
shake of the reins by David Probert.
"He has improved so much since Leicester. His
attitude is very good. He has come there with a
double handful and once I ve given him a kick he
has gone again," Probert told Racing UK.
"He didn t seem to mind the heavy ground and
has shown his class. He is quite a nice horse for next
Two Moons scored his first win on turf to add to
three gained on the Fibresand at Southwell when
wearing down Big Time late on in the 32Red Casino
Handicap. Ploughing through the soft conditions,
the Daniel Loughnane-trained 25/1 shot mastered
the long-time leader almost on the line to score by
a head under Ryan Clark.
Clark said: "It is testing ground out there but I
was able to pick him up nicely in the end.
"All his wins have been round Southwell. We said
we know he goes on the deeper surface there so we
thought we would give it a go. He just kept finding
and is a lovely big horse who battles hard."
Cousin Khee (9/1) looked a completely different
character to the one that finished tailed off over
hurdles at Chepstow earlier this month when running
away with the 32Red Handicap.
After cruising into contention, Hughie Morrison s
charge bolted clear of his rivals late on, crossing the
line with seven lengths in hand.
The going on the turf course at
Keeneland is officially soft after almost
an inch and a half of further rain.
Track superintendent Javier Barajas said
further rain was anticipated through the
remainder of yesterday and into today,
and that his hope for good ground for the
turf races at the Breeders Cup has now
Barajas said: "The rain is supposed to
stop this afternoon, but that is a 30-40
per cent chance. Then there is a 55 per
cent chance of rain at 1 am tomorrow, but
hopefully after 2pm tomorrow we should
"I m hoping for some wind in which
case we could get good to soft for the
start of the Breeders Cup races, but I ve
changed my mind about it being good. It
can t be that."
Soft is the most severe going descrip-
tion for turf courses in the United States.
They do not have the heavy that exists
in the UK. Barajas also cleared up the rea-
son why there are two winning posts in
the home straight at Keeneland.
He added: "The first one is a sixteenth
back from the main one and is used for
the Dirt Mile. It s important there is no
confusion, and to eliminate this the jockeys
riding will be told about the temporary
post and told that they have to pay atten-
Frankie Dettori partnered Derby hero
Golden Horn in some light work on the
training track as the rain teemed down.
The combination engaged in a half-speed
exercise around two circuits of the oval
track. The Italian then schooled his Juvenile
Fillies Turf mount Illuminate through the
starting gate and worked her on the main
turf course. Connections of the Richard
Hannon-trained filly are happy with her
demeanour but far from pleased about
the likelihood of soft ground.
12.50 OUR JOY (nap ew)
3.50 HE'S A DREAMER (ew)
5.10 GALE SONG
Song and Joy for punters
Ralph Beckett was in buoyant mood after
supervising his Breeders Cup Filly And
Mare Turf candidate Secret Gesture on the
training track at Keeneland yesterday
Secret Gesture showed a liking for US
racing when finishing first past the post in
the Beverly D Stakes at Arlington, only to
be controversially disqualified for interfer-
Beckett is anxious to see his filly put the
record straight in Saturday s Grade One
contest, in which she will be partnered by
US-based Frenchman Florent Geroux.
Beckett ponied Secret Gesture to the Poly-
track, and, after watching her cover a couple
of circuits, said: "I thought about going
back for the Flower Bowl or the EP Taylor,
but she wasn t quite right and hadn t got
over Arlington. It was a minor blip, and the
main thing is that she knew she had won.
"She s a very athletic filly who can handle
fast ground, but the evidence of the form
book suggests she handles the soft and that s
certainly relevant in this instance.
"I m happy with the way she travelled
over and how she worked this morning."
There were some raised eyebrows over
the choice of jockey, but on that Beckett
added: "Andrea Atzeni had come to the end
of his contract with the owners and we all
agreed on Florent. He s riding well and won
the Arlington Million on The Pizza man.
He is a former champion apprentice in
The trainer never uses Lasix on his US
runners and feels strongly the drug should
He went on: "It s great that Monsieur
(Andre) Fabre leads the way in this area and
there should be more of it."
Of Secret Gesture s gate position, Beckett
said: "She was drawn wide last time and
it s a very similar scenario with a long run
to the first bend. It just might suit us."
More rain at Keeneland
Beckett delighted with Secret
Head happy with Jewel
Freddy Head was the first French trainer to arrive
at the Breeders Cup and supervised Queen s Jewel
in some work on the Polytrack training faculty adja-
cent to the main course at Keeneland.
Queen s Jewel won the Group One Prix Saint Alary
and Group Three Prix Penelope earlier in the cam-
paign, and bids for the Filly And Mare Turf.
Head watched the work in a deluge of rain and
said: "It was raining when we left France and it looks
like we ve brought it with us.
"This filly has had a few problems, but I m very
pleased with the way she has travelled, while I don t
think she will mind the cut in the ground. It looks
a race that will suit her and I was happy with her
work this morning."
A posse of French-trained horses went on to the
track in near darkness at 8am. In military style, Make
Believe, Esoterique and Miss France led the way, fol-
lowed by Queen s Jewel and Karakontie, each with
a pony. Impassable and Bawina then went to the
main track. Karakontie s trainer Jonathan Pease is
expected to arrive in Lexington this evening. However,
Andre Fabre is not expected to attend.
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