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Under: (Last Thursday)
10.30 am 28-11
4 pm 9-12
6.30 pm 35-26
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 13 6 8 3 30
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 12 12 5 4 33
05PARSONMAN 5 7 7 5 24
15SICKWOMAN7 6 9 2 24
18WATERBOAT 7 9 7 1 24
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 5 5 0 13
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 9 8 8 1 26
30HOUSECAT 7 8 8 2 25
31 PARSONWIFE 11 10 5 3 29
34BLINDMAN 3 7 6 5 21
35BIGSNAKE 10 7 6 2 25
LAST DRAW: WEDNESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Wednesday, November 25
6.30 pm 6
36 (Donkey) 6.30 pm
27 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
34 (Blind Man)
22 (Rat) 4 pm
7 (Hog) 10.30 am
31 (Parson Wife)
15 (Sick Woman)
2 (Old Lady)
1 (Centipede) 1 pm
Rubis wont be 33/1 when she contests
the Maiden Stakes over a mile of Southwell
fibresand this afternoon!
That was her price on debut on Wolver-
hampton Tapeta earlier this month, when
fourth to Eternally over seven furlongs; a
sluggish start probably meant Rubis went
to 100/1 but in the closing stages the penny
dropped and this Monsieur Bond filly stayed
on strongly to grab fourth place under tal-
ented apprentices, Sammy Jo Bell.
This time trainer Richard Fahey has
booked stable jockey, Tony Hamilton,
because Sammy Jo remains in the Caribbean
representing the United Kingdom in an
International Jockeys challenge series.
Last Saturday this bubbly, enthusiastic,
Irish lass amassed the most number of
points in the Barbados leg; Jamie Spencer
and Tom Queally were on her team!
Back in August, on the famous turf,
Sammy Jo won our prestigious Shergar Cup
tournament at Ascot, virtue of two winners;
what a year she s having but it s all down
to professionalism and given guaranteed
support from Fahey we re expecting her to
have a successful 2016 and take over the
leading female mantle recently vacated
by now-retired Hayley Turner.
Rubis achieved a half-decent time-hand-
icap mark, a 5lbs fillies allowance will surely
weigh heavily against ten rivals and we re
going in with a serious each-way bet, given
three places will be available. What beats
her will win!
72-rated Powered is one of eight decs
for the Selling Stakes over seven furlongs
but we reckon Jo Hughes charge is over-
Obviously we re hoping all eight run
and that another attractive each-way
proposition presents itself; after careful
scrutiny Ginger Joe gets our vote.
On official BHA ratings Ginger Joe is
rated 10lbs inferior but my TH doesn t
concur, the perfect scenario for a decent
punt with the now blinkered Powered
nigh on guaranteed to be a warm favourite
given his obvious profile.
Should be intriguing but Ginger Joe is
mentioned for information purposes only,
unless you want a yankee, because two
divisions of the Maiden Fillies Stakes over
seven furlongs of Chelmsford polytrack are
of more interest; John Gosden will be fan-
cying them with both Investiture and
Investiture is drawn eleven and needs
improvement to beat Make Music but
Kakashan looks gilt-edged for second leg
and should be back accordingly even though
he s berthed wide; opposition is very weak.
Charlie Longsdon will aim
Kilcooley at the Long Walk
Hurdle at Ascot next month
after deciding against running
him in Saturday s Long Dis-
tance Hurdle at Newbury.
Acting on advice given to him
by jockey Richard Johnson, the
Chipping Norton handler will
prepare the progressive six-year-
old for the Grade One contest
on December 19. The son of
Stowaway added a second Grade
Two to his name on his seasonal
bow at Wetherby last month,
when grounding his rivals into
submission under Johnson in
the West Yorkshire Hurdle.
Longsdon said: "Kilcooley
goes for the Long Walk. Richard
said the Long Walk Hurdle
would suit him better and he
has got far more experience in
riding in those races than I have.
"The race at Newbury may
have come too soon for him,
and the other thing is the race
at Ascot is worth more and he
doesn t have to carry a penalty,
whereas at Newbury it s worth
less money and he would have
to carry a penalty.
"It was said they all had tough
races at Wetherby but that form
has been franked since by Rock
On Ruby and Grumeti.
"He doesn t need soft ground
and he is probably a better horse
on good to soft ground, but soft
ground just helps him string
them out which is to his advan-
tage, on good to soft ground
others can hang on his coat-
Paddy Power Gold Cup winner Annacotty is
among an initial entry of 41 for next month s Caspian
Caviar Gold Cup back at Cheltenham.
On his first start for Alan King since leaving Martin
Keighley, Annacotty stayed on bravely up the hill to
land the big pot, holding off Buywise.
The two may meet again with Annacotty looking
to complete a double last achieved by Exotic Dancer
in 2006. Paul Nicholls has won three of the last six
renewals and could run Sound Investment, Salubrious
and Art Mauresque.
Nicholls Irish counterpart Willie Mullins has entered
Valseur Lido and Gitane Du Berlais among others with
Texas Jack and Lyreen Legend other Irish possibles.
Wishfull Thinking and Smad Place are likely to be
towards the head of the weights, which are revealed
on December 2. Martin Todhunter has entered his
prolific winner Presenting Junior, who will run over
hurdles this weekend in preparation.
"Presenting Junior is due to run in the French Furze
Novices Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday and, pro-
viding all that goes well and he is in the handicap, he
will go to Cheltenham afterwards," said Todhunter.
"He made tremendous progress last season but
picked up a slight injury and was forced to miss an
autumn target. We are just keeping our powder dry
over hurdles to protect his mark over fences.
"I think the track and trip at Cheltenham will be
absolutely ideal for him. He will hopefully get the
strongly-run race he needs and we know he stays fur-
ther. It should suit him well."
Chase debut delight for Run
Run Ructions Run came out on top in a fascinating
beginners chase at Wetherby when seeing off Kaki
De La Pree and Milansbar, yesterday.
Tim Easterby s mare ran several good races over
hurdles last season, most notably when second at the
Betfair Chase meeting at Haydock, and scored at Listed
level the season before.
She never quite hit the heights expected of her after
that but in making a winning seasonal return in the
Last Day Racing UK Free Trial Beginners Chase, the
11/4 chance could take quite high rank in her new dis-
Kaki De La Pree, beaten a length, adds substance
to the form having been placed in graded company
last season, but Milansbar was arguably unlucky as,
having jumped for fun at the head of affairs, he still
held an advantage at the last when a jolting mistake
stopped him in his tracks. Run Ructions Run quickened
up as best she could in the heavy ground, proving
Brian Hughes with his eighth winner in six days.
Peter Easterby, the trainer s father, said: "Brian had
to hold on to her for as long as he could, as she can
be quite tricky and think she s done enough once she
hits the front.
"I don t think she wants the ground as bad as that,
so she s done well to win. She s really filled out and
strengthened up over the summer."
Neil King was obviously disappointed Milansbar s
only mistake came at the last.
"The fences are there to be jumped, but other than
that he did everything very well. He jumped like an
old hand, like he does at home, and I ll try to find
another little race for him somewhere."
Maurice Barnes deserves credit as Indian Voyage
(3/1) has bounced right back to his best having seem-
ingly lost his way. Having fallen down the handicap
he got back to winning ways last time out at Kelso
and won off a career-high mark in the Last Day racin-
guk.com/freetrial Handicap Chase without coming
off the bridle in the hands of Daragh Bourke.
Richard Johnson continued his relentless chase of
a first championship when taking the
wetherbyracing.co.uk "National Hunt" Novices Hurdle
on the Philip Hobbs-trained Draytonian.
Third in a decent race on his hurdling debut, Johnson
made every post a winning one on the 4/9 favourite.
Mac N Cheese (15/2) won the Book Tickets For
Boxing Day Handicap Hurdle for Rose Dobbin and
1.55 RUBIS (ew)
4.40 MAKE MUSIC (nap)
'Music' a chart-topper
Brave Hero saw his name
enter the market for next year s
Investec Derby after making an
impressive winning debut in a
new course-record time in the
second division of the
32Red/Irish Stallion Farms EBF
Maiden Stakes at Lingfield, yes-
While talk of an outing in next
year s Epsom showpiece in June
may seem premature, the Saeed
bin Suroor-trained two-year-old
passed his first test with flying
Placed just off a fast gallop set
by the aggressively-ridden Sev-
ereni the 5/2 joint-favourite used
his giant stride to good effect to
breeze past the Richard Hugh-
es-trained pacesetter just outside
the final furlong.
Needing only to be shaken up
with hands and heels by James
Doyle, the son of Poet s Voice
crossed the line in the mile con-
test with four and a half lengths
to spare in a two-year-old best
of 1 minute 35.84 seconds, break-
ing the previous mark of 1.36.33
set by Yarroom in 2012 by nearly
half a second.
Following the race, which
completed a double for the win-
ning jockey and trainer, Brave
Hero was introduced at 50/1 for
the Derby by Paddy Power.
James Ferguson, Godolphin
racing assistant, said: "Brave Hero
looked very nice at home. If you
look at him he is still very big
and he needs to fill into his frame.
He would have learnt an awful
"He will stay in Newmarket
and probably be put away now
for the winter and come back for
the turf season. It s nice to get
this out of the way early doors.
When he crossed the line he
looked like he wanted to go round
again so he definitely looks like
he will stay further. He is a very
The opening division also went
the way of Godolphin with Doyle
and Bin Suroor teaming up to
strike with fellow newcomer Next
Stage. Similar to the victory of
Brave Hero, the Dubawi colt was
settled in behind early leader and
odds-on favourite Always Wel-
come before striking late on. After
moving to the front in stylish
fashion the 2/1 shot only required
being pushed out to score by a
length and three-quarters.
Ferguson said: "We had a lot
of confidence with Next Stage
going into the race as he had been
working well at home.
"It was nice to come alongside
a fancied one like that (Always
Welcome) knowing that you are
going to beat it.
"Like Brave Hero he probably
won t run until the turf season.
I think we would stay at a mile
for the time being with him. It s
pleasing that both won first time
out as they both look pretty
Hero makes big impression
Kilcooley camp aim at Long Walk
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