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Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am ---25-14
6.30 pm --- 20-6
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 12 6 8 3 29
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 11 11 5 4 31
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 8 2 25
31 PARSONWIFE 10 9 5 1 25
34BLINDMAN 3 7 5 5 20
35BIGSNAKE 10 6 5 1 22
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Monday, November 2
6.30 pm 5
34 (Blind Man) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
27 (Little Snake)
28 (Red Fish) 1 pm
30 (House Cat) 4 pm
1 (Centipede) 10.30am
4 (Dead Man)
Wotabreeze, one of two John Quinn-
trained decs for the 2-y-o Maiden Stakes
over seven furlongs of a soft Redcar today,
will again be ridden by Keeegan Latham;
of no significance is the fact Graham Gib-
bons partners twice-raced stable-com-
panion, St Dunstan, an each-way shout,
Latham was sufficiently impressed when
Wotabreeze made a sound debut over a
mile of this north-eastern coastal venue
18 days ago, ground conditions were similar.
At the end of a veritable slog this Excel-
lent Art colt was beaten eight lengths by
unchallenged winner G K Chesterton but,
significantly, the heavily-backed odds-on
favourite, Muzdawaj, finished only four
lengths ahead of Wotabreeze; the time-
handicap mark was favourable and the
winner is reckoned graded quality.
Wotabreeze made headway in the closing
stages and considerable improvement can
be expected; Marco Botti's yard has been
in good form and we reckon Just Fab will
be on the premises' but it will be disap-
pointing if our selection doesn't blow them
Running in tandem will be another eight-
race programme on fibresand at Southwell
where Belle Mare Plage is worth chancing
in the Maiden Stakes over five furlongs.
Stuart Williams' charge has under the
radar' form and opposition is weak, to
Given the price to chance' and a couple
of reasonable TH marks Belle' justifies an
each-way punt with three places on offer.
There will be worse bets, definitely!
Onto Wolverhampton and an unexpected
clash of giants' with Mark Johnston and
Simon Crisford clashing in the Maiden
Auction Stakes over seven furlongs of Tape-
ta with Kelvin Hall and Mostashreqah,
The latter is preferred because her debut
mark is similar to that of the only con-
ceivable danger; famous last words, eh?
Brother Tedd proved too speedy for Silviniaco
Conti, although the dual King George winner
emerged with credit at Kempton Park.
The concession of 13lb to the well-backed winner
proved too much for SIlviniaco Conti, who was unable
to match the turn of foot of the winner coming off
the home turn.
He did, though, rally in determined fashion under
Noel Fehily on the run-in to get back to within four
lengths of the eased-down winner at the winning
post and hold off Low Key for second place.
The Paul Nicholls-trained nine-year-old was making
his first appearance since an impressive victory at
Aintree in April and his first start over the smaller
obstacles since February 2011.
Those who backed the winner down to 11/8 rarely
had a moment's doubt, however, and connections of
the first two home were both understandably pleased
with their performances---while Low Key too emerged
with some credit and qualified for the big Cheltenham
Festival final with an encouraging run on his first
start at the trip.
Sky Bet left him unchanged as the 2/1 favourite
for the Betfair Chase, with spokesman Michael Shin-
ners saying: "That was a good performance from Sil-
viniaco Conti and with Cue Card about his only con-
firmed rival, I can see punters taking some interest
in that price, but we're happy to lay it for the time
As for the winner, who completed a double for
Hobbs and Richard Johnson, connections suggested
he will remain over hurdles, for the time being.
Imperial rules at Kempton
Imperial Presence made the perfect start to his
career after running out the winner of the Racing UK
Anywhere Novices' Hurdle at Kempton, yesterday.
After racing prominently throughout the two-mile
contest, the 2/1 joint-favourite was brought through
to challenge long-time leader My Anchor at the penul-
timate flight along with Lettheriverrundry and Proof-
Although marginally behind fellow market-leader
Lettheriverrundry, that rival lost a significant amount
of momentum when stumbling on landing over the
last, and handed the initiative to Imperial Presence.
The Philip Hobbs-trained four-year-old took full
advantage of the mistake, bounding clear up the run-
in to score by a length and a quarter in the hands of
Sarah Hobbs, wife of the winning trainer, said:
"Richard was very pleased. He was just a bit green
and was glad when Barry (Geraghty) came besides
him. He jumped very well and is a nice chaser for
the future. We will find another race like this for him
in a few weeks."
Dueling Banjos showed a significant amount of
courage to battle back to claim the Join The Racing
UK Club "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle.
Despite opening up a clear advantage, it only looked
a matter of time before the 8/1 shot was picked up
by the strong-travelling Rock On Oscar.
Dueling Banjos eyeballed his better-fancied rival
up the home straight and rallied valiantly to regain
the initiative and get up by a head to make a winning
debut for Kim Bailey.
The winning trainer said: "He is a very nice horse
and he worked in Lambourn with Darna the other
day. "He was off the bridle for three furlongs but he
still finished upside him.
"I knew when he was under pressure that he would
get his head up as he was not stopping. His bumper
form was good, but he was purchased to go chasing
and for him to do that as well was a bit of a bonus."
Port Melon made an immediate impact over fences
in the Weatherbys Vat Services Novices' Limited
In a race of contrasting fortunes, the Paul Nicholls-
trained seven-year-old appeared beaten before seem-
ingly finding a second wind to finish with a flour-
TORONTO---Patrick Husbands extended
his rich recent vein of form on Sunday, rid-
ing a double on the ten-race card at Wood-
bine to eclipse the 100-win mark for yet
The Barbadian riding star captured the
day's opening race aboard favourite Conquest
Expresso before following up with victory in
race three with 4-1 chance The Feathers
With four weeks left in the campaign,
Husbands now has 101 wins and continues
in third behind leader, Brazilian Eurico Rosa
da Silva on 155, with Mexican Luis Contreras
four back in second.
The achievement marked another incredible
milestone for Husbands. His debut season
at Woodbine in 1994 yielded just 12 wins
and after he cracked 100 wins for the first
time four years later, he has managed to reach
triple figures in every full season since. In
2013, he missed 3-1/2 month of the campaign
with a broken leg but still returned to rack
up 89 victories.
And at one stage early in the current season,
Husbands was well off the pace following a
sluggish start but has stepped up a gear in
recent months to leave his mark once again
at the western Canada racing oval.
On Sunday, he opened his account with
Conquest Expresso, guiding the two-year-
old chestnut colt to a narrow win over the
two-year-old maidens in a seven furlong
They duelled from the start with Roman
Script and race was decided only when Hus-
bands got Conquest Expresso up by a neck
at the wire.
In race three over six furlongs, he made
virtually all the running with three-year-old
chestnut gelding The Feathers Land, to
trounce the three-year-old and upward---
which have never won two races---by 2-1/2
The pair won a sprint into the first turn,
held off Virtadero and Me Coh down the
backstretch before holding sway in the stretch
to get the wire unchallenged. (CMC)
Next year s Crabbie s Grand
National is now the only confirmed
target for Many Clouds following
his return to action in Saturday s
Charlie Hall Chase.
Making his first appearance since
his Aintree heroics in April, the
Trevor Hemmings-trained eight-
year-old came home last of the six
finishers as Cue Card ran out an
impressive winner in West Yorkshire.
Despite a bid at defending his
Hennessy Gold Cup crown at New-
bury having thought to have been
on the cards, Hemmings on Sunday
ruled out the possibility of going for
that race again and an alternative
target has not yet been identified.
Trainer Oliver Sherwood said: "He
seems to have come out of the race
fine and had a nice blow. Giving
10lb away on that ground is a lot of
weight to give to top-class horses.
"We're just going to sit tight for
a week and see how he is before we
make any plans.
"The only thing I would say is
we'll work from the National back-
"I'm totally in cahoots with Mr
Hemmings on that and agree 100
per cent that Aintree will now be his
12.30 Wotabreeze (nap-ew)
2.40 Belle Mare Plage (ew)
Breeze to blow 'em away
Husbands logs double to
pass triple figures again Sherwood fixed
on National plan
Barbadian Patrick Husbands...passed 100
wins for yet another Woodbine campaign.
Conti at Kempton
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