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Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am ---24-18
6.30 pm --- 18-21
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 6 6 5 21
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: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, November 3
6.30 pm 1
14 (Money) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man) 1 pm
26 (Fowl) 4 pm
14 (Money) 10.30am
4 (Dead Man)
Qamarain should be nailed on for
division one of the Maiden Stakes over
a mile of Kempton tonight, drawn ideally,
best-in on the time-handicap, mount
of Paul Hanagan!
After watching his effort on another
two-year-old owned by Hamdan Al Mak-
toum, at Wolverhampton last weekend,
Daqeeq, I ll be apprehensive!
Instead of making the running aboard
a vastly-superior, heavily-backed favourite,
on the superb Tapeta surface, Hanagan
chose to tuck in on Daqeeq; as a con-
sequence he was trapped along the running
rails, behind moderates, and when it came
to challenging time in the straight they
had been shuttled back into about sixth
place. No chance.
Although Daqeeq finished strongly he
was beaten a neck by Loading; it made
for dreadful viewing but Paul, strategy-
wise, is indeed moderate and needs to be
given explicit, definitive orders. Obviously
there was no one to issue any at Dunstall
This is a similar situation but readers
know not to bet less than 2/1 or oppose,
for the sake of it!
Hopefully trainer Brian Meehan will be
Division two looks well within capabil-
ities of twice-raced Secret Sense, two
lengths second behind Rostova at Salisbury
last month on an easy surface.
Poly should be ideal for this Shamardal
filly from the in-form yard of Ralph Beckett
and with three places available each-way
is surely a bet to nothing!
Earlier Leicester debut winner, Illegally
Blonde, is on a winning mark for the open-
ing six-runner nursery handicap over five
furlongs of soft ground Nottingham; Jamie
Osborne has booked Joe Fanning and obvi-
ously means business; make it yours!
Exeter glee for
Yala Enki ground his rivals into submission
in the Bathwick Tyres Bideford "National Hunt"
Novices Hurdle at Exeter, yesterday.
Sent straight into the lead by Aidan Coleman,
the five-year-old stayed there throughout to go
one better than on his British debut at Uttoxeter
back in March.
Duke Des Champs worked his way through run-
ners, but the Venetia Williams-trained 4-1 shot
was not for catching in the rain-softened conditions,
with 16 lengths between the pair at the line.
Williams said: "He has been ready for a couple
of weeks but we have been waiting for this soft
ground and it promised to rain.
"Aidan (Coleman) made the running as he want-
ed to make sure it was a true-run race as he will
stay three miles.
"I entered him in the three-mile fixed-brush
race at Haydock, which is later this month, so I
was kind of hoping he would win."
Both jockey and trainer went on to complete a
double as Saroque (10-1) gained an all-out success
in the Smith And Williamson Handicap Chase
prompting talk of a run in the Hennessy Gold Cup
at Newbury later this month.
The eight-year-old made every yard of the run-
ning in the three-mile event to hold off the rallying
Delgany Demon by a length and a quarter and
complete a double for Venetia Williams and Aidan
Colin Tizzard hinted that a step up to Graded
company could be next up for Native River who
stepped up on previous chasing performances
when staying on in convincing fashion to take the
Vix Technology Novices Chase.
The front-running Abracadabra Sivola still held
control of the race before being joined by the
winner at the third-last. It was at that point Native
River (11-8 favourite) began to get on top and,
despite brushing through the last fence, he still
had 16 lengths to spare at the line.
Simonsig is set to make his eagerly awaited
return after 970 days on the sidelines in the
Betfred Hurdle at Aintree on Saturday.
Trainer Nicky Henderson has named the 2013
Arkle Trophy victor a "definite runner" in the
two-and-a-half-mile contest on Merseyside.
The nine-year-old has been out with a series
of niggly issues since his victory in the two-mile
novice chase championship at the Cheltenham
Festival 31 months ago.
Because of the length of Simonsig s absence,
Henderson is choosing to start the grey off over
smaller obstacles before putting him back over
The Seven Barrows handler has also given
entries to Triumph Hurdle runner-up Top Notch
and Bobs Worth, the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup
John Ferguson is triple-handed with Purple
Bay, Commissioned and Sea Lord after 11 entries
were received for a race that was reopened.
Paul Nicholls has put in Irving, who was never
quite the same last term after he won the Fighting
Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.
Jeremy Scott s Melodic Rendezvous could revert
to the smaller obstacles after going chasing last
Karinga Dancer, Royal Boy and Rons Dream
make up the 11 possibles.
Irving, Melodic Rendezvous and Karinga Dancer
all have entries in the stanjames.com Elite Hurdle
at Wincanton the same day.
Payne became the first female
jockey to win the Melbourne
Cup yesterday when she rode
the 100-1 outsider Prince of
Penzance to victory in Aus-
tralia s richest horse race.
Payne pushed the six-year-
old Prince of Penzance through
a narrow gap in the straight
and surged ahead of the Irish
stayer Max Dynamite, ridden
by Frankie Dettori, and New
Zealand-owned Criterion, rid-
den by Michael Walker, for the
Australian bookmakers Lad-
brokes paid a winning dividend
of AU$101 ($72) on Prince of
Penzance, who is owned by six
self-described "small-fry own-
ers"---a podiatrist, two engi-
neers, an IT consultant, a solu-
tions expert and a producer.
The owners paid AU$5,000
($3,500) each to buy the horse.
Payne has ridden the horse
throughout its career and said
she always considered it a
potential Melbourne Cup win-
"This is unbelievable," Payne
said in a television interview
immediately after the race. "I
laid in bed last night and I gave
myself time to think and dream
"This horse is awesome,
what he s been through. Darren
Weir is an unbelievable trainer
to get him here like this today."
Prince of Penzance has bat-
tled sickness and injury
throughout its career, but still
managed to accumulate
AU$600,000 ($428,000) in
prize money to qualify for a
start at the AU$6.2 million
($4.4 million) Melbourne Cup.
If it hadn t been for Payne---
the only female rider in the
race and only the fifth in his-
tory to gain a Cup ride---the
horse would barely have been
mentioned in pre-race com-
mentary. The Japanese-trained
stayer Fame Game started as
favourite, but fell far behind in
the 24-strong field and was
unable to finish among the
"When I won on this horse
as a three-year-old, he won
here and I thought this is a
Melbourne Cup horse," Payne
said. "He just felt he would run
the two miles out that strong
but, far out, I didn t think he
would be that strong.
"He just burst to the front
and I ve never yelled so loud
at a horse in all my life. This
is everybody s dream as a jock-
ey in Australia."
Weir, who trains in the small
town of Wangoom near Mel-
bourne, praised Payne s out-
standing ride against some of
the world s best jockeys.
"I couldn t thank her
enough," he said. "What a
beautiful ride and what a great
The Melbourne Cup, raced
since 1861, is known as "the
race that stops a nation." Aus-
tralians traditionally stop work
at 3pm on the first Tuesday in
November to watch the two-
mile race at Melbourne s Flem-
Last year, Australians bet
almost AU$800 million ($571
million) on the race and betting
was expected to exceed that
amount this year. (AP)
Blonde to have more fun
12.20 Illegally Blonde (nap-e.w)
5.40 Secret Sense (e.w)
Female jockey makes history
with 1st win at Melbourne Cup
Prince Of Penzance, right with jockey Michelle Payne on board
wins the Melbourne Cup, ahead of Max Dynamite ridden by
Frankie Dettori, left, at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne,
Australia, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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