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Under: (Last Saturday)
10.30 am ---16-10
6.30 pm --- 35-21
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 7 9 7 1 24
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 10 5 2 27
34BLINDMAN 3 7 5 5 20
35BIGSNAKE 10 7 5 1 23
LAST DRAW: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Friday, November 6
6.30 pm 1
24 (Queen) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
17 (Pigeon) 4 pm
17 (Pigeon) 10.30am
28 (Red Fish)
30 (House Cat)
34 (Blind Man)
35 (Big Snake) 1 pm
Wild Hacked looks a solid nap for a
Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of
Kempton polytrack this afternoon when
running in tandem will be two jumping
fixtures, Carlisle and Southwell.
A good mixture for punters, plenty of
opportunities, but none compares to Wild
Hacked judged on his excellent debut effort
over a similar distance on Doncaster 'good
to soft' last month.
A totally unconsidered 40/1 chance Wild
Hacked stayed on strongly to finish second,
just over two lengths behind Frankie Det-
tori-ridden even-money favourite, Royal
Artillery, trained by John Gosden.
On this occasion 'Big John' sends out un-
raced, Godolphin-owned Cachao, and there
are bound to be schools of thought about
comparisons with his aforementioned sta-
ble-companion and three other two-year-
old winners last week.
Gosden is (still!) flying and you can bet
Cachao will be market leader but not good
enough to resist Wild Hacked, a Lemon
Drop Kid colt which achieved an above aver-
age time-handicap mark under Tom Queally
who, significantly, climbs aboard again.
Fact, such a mark wins this-type race
nineteen times out of twenty and so if odds-
Our 2015 turf-flat season ended officially
last Saturday but it's a different scenario
nowadays; with highly-regarded, extremely
expensive, juveniles being set for action on
the all-weather circuit we're in for a bonanza
period leading into Xmas, seven weeks away.
There was a time when 'fashionable' train-
ers, with rich owners, would just give their
charges one outing at the back-end to make
them realise why they are in training; a
'prep' so to speak but with five AWR tracks
(and Newcastle due to start!) the dynamics
contrast sharply in this day and age, thank-
Earlier Putarringonit has Stella Etoile to
beat in a three-year-old Maiden Stakes over
a mile, and vice versa; price-wise, not to
mention fitness, the former should have a
Conditional jockey Bridget Andrews was
detained overnight in hospital in Aintree, but
only as a precaution following her fall on
Upepito on Saturday.
A former champion lady amateur rider,
Andrews, who turned professional in the spring,
suffered a possible abdominal injury when kicked
after being unseated from the Dan Skelton-
trained seven-year-old at the 10th fence in the
Betfred Scoop6 Soccer Handicap Chase.
However, Skelton reported Andrews appeared
to have escaped serious injury and was just "bat-
tered and bruised."
"They kept her in hospital under surveillance.
Basically, they just wanted to make sure every-
thing's okay," he said.
"They found little bits and pieces but nothing
that anyone was particularly worried about.
There are no fractures or breaks, they just want
to keep an eye on her. She's a bit sore round the
stomach. They are not worried. She's basically
fine and could come home. They just don't want
any complications. It's just doctor's orders.
"I've spoken to her and she's fine, just a bit
battered and bruised where the horse kicked
Ante-post punters will be
watching the Breeders Supporting
Racing EBF Maiden Stakes at
Kempton today where Wild
Hacked reappears. The Marco-
Botti-trained youngster chased
home John Gosden's hugely
promising Royal Artillery on his
debut a couple of weeks ago at
Following his striking debut
win, the Gosden inmate entered
the picture for next season's Clas-
sics and Wild Hacked got closer
than anything else.
Not for one minute did he look
like giving the winner a race but
he was sent off at 40-1, which
would suggest not much was
expected of him.
The fact he beat 11 other rivals
bodes very well and he pulled
over four lengths clear of the
third, which is usually a good
We cannot expect such big
odds again but unless one of the
newcomers, particularly Gosden's
Cachao, are above average, Wild
Hacked should take a great deal
Seamus Durack's Tournament
faces his easiest task for a while
in the Download The Betdaq App
Handicap and can take advantage
of a falling handicap mark.
Formerly with Andre Fabre in
France, he won his first start for
Durack at Lingfield in December
off a mark of 87.
Not disgraced off 89 the next
twice, he struggled in the sum-
mer in some decent races.
There was a sign he was not
far off winning last time out,
though, when fourth of 14 at
Newmarket, and the return to
the all-weather is another plus.
Down to a mark of 82, the
four-year-old looks sure to go
James Fanshawe ended the turf
season in terrific form and his
Knight Owl looks the one to be
on in the betdaq.com £50 In Free
He has been running consis-
tently well in some hot handicaps
Not beaten far by the likes of
Balty Boys, Basem and Balmoral
Castle, he may look in the hand-
icapper's grip, but this race is by
no means as competitive as the
ones he has been contesting.
Seeyouatmidnight makes his
eagerly anticipated debut over
fences in the 188Bet Novices'
Chase at Carlisle.
Sandy Thomson's stable star
won his first three races over hur-
dles a couple of seasons ago, but
was forced to spend almost a
year on the sidelines after suf-
fering injury at Aintree.
He made an encouraging
return to action at Haydock in
February, however, and was far
from disgraced when seventh in
the World Hurdle at Cheltenham.
As a point-to-point graduate,
chasing was always going to be
his game and with conditions to
suit, this looks an excellent
opportunity for him to make a
successful start to his career
Sue Smith's Blakemount is
another likely to do well over the
larger obstacles this season judged
on a hugely promising return
As long as he does not bounce
in the Weatherbys Bank Gradu-
ation Chase he might take some
Paddock watchers reported he
would be in need of the run after
almost a year off so the fact he
ran so well at Kelso in what
looked a good race was encour-
A 140-rated hurdler, he has
the potential to be rated much
higher over fences.
In the Southwell "National
Hunt" Novices' Hurdle, Brave
Richard, a winner of three
bumpers, catches the eye and
could make an above average
Wild Hacked looks like a winner
2.35 Kempton, Putaringonit (ew);
4.10 Wild Hacked (nap);
5.10 Justice Belle (ew).
NICK ROBSON previews
today s racing in the UK
and he fancies Marco
Botti s Wild Hacked at
CARLISLE: 1.15 Pixiepot,
2.15 Grey Storm, 2.50
Blakemount, 3.25 Fourth
Act, 4.00 Carole's Vigilante.
KEMPTON: 2.25 Karmadal,
3.00 Afjaan, 3.35 Knight
Owl, 4.10 WILD HACKED
(NAP), 4.40 Tournament,
5.10 Justice Belle, 5.40
SOUTHWELL: 12.30 Cross
To Boston, 1.00 Distracted,
1.30 Roberto Pegasus,
2.00 Lamps, 2.35 Brave
Richard, 3.10 Braavos, 3.45
DOUBLE: Wild Hacked
and Knight Owl
Marco Botti...trains Wild Hacked
after Aintree fall
Views from connections as
Deputy Dan returns at Carlisle
Oliver Sherwood is hoping Deputy Dan can
get his jumping back in order when he returns
to action in the Weatherbys Bank Graduation
Chase at Carlisle today.
The seven-year-old lost his way over fences
after getting off the mark over the bigger obsta-
cles when making all the running at Plumpton
12 months ago and ended the campaign unseat-
ing his rider at Uttoxeter.
Sherwood has his fingers crossed Deputy Dan
can transfer his excellent schooling at home to
the track and return to the form he showed as
a novice hurdler that saw him win the Leam-
ington Hurdle at Warwick and finish second in
the Albert Bartlett at the 2014 Cheltenham Fes-
"He had his issues at the backend of last sea-
son. His jumping wasn't up to scratch having
started so well," said Sherwood. "I've always
felt Carlisle was a course for horses that have
lost their confidence a bit. That's the reason for
going up there and the ground will be superb.
"He'll need his first run, he's in good form
and his schooling has been good at home. The
proof of the pudding is going to be on the track.
"On his best hurdles form he'll take a lot of
beating, but it's a look and learn exercise."
Deputy Dan's four rivals are headed by the
Paul Nicholls-trained Salubrious, who has been
absent since making a winning debut over fences
13 months ago.
Colin Tizzard's Masters Hill, Jennie Candlish's
admirable performer Barafundle, and Blakemount
make up the quintet in the Class Two contest
over an extended three miles.
Wild to claim Kempton cash
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