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Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am 6-29
4 pm 5-12
6.30 pm 8-34
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 14 6 8 3 31
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 12 14 5 4 35
05PARSONMAN 6 7 7 5 25
15SICKWOMAN7 6 9 2 24
18WATERBOAT 7 107 1 25
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 4 5 5 1 15
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 9 8 8 1 26
30HOUSECAT 7 8 8 3 26
31 PARSONWIFE 11 10 5 3 29
34BLINDMAN 3 7 6 7 23
35BIGSNAKE 10 9 6 2 27
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, December 8
6.30 pm 1
12 (King) 6.30 pm
16 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
26 (Fowl) 4 pm
32 (Shrimp) 10.30 am
34 (Blind man)
35 (Big Snake)
25 (Morocoy) 1 pm
Pinstripe looks a smart proposition for
division one of the Maiden Stakes over a
mile of Kempton polytrack tonight, tailored
to make it third time lucky?
A fortnight ago Pinstripe was no match
for well-regarded Brave Echo and compro-
mised any chance with a tardy start under
Adam Kirby, but the long fella' was patient;
with the future in mind he schooled' Luca
Cumani's charge and throughout the last
two furlongs this Dansili colt stayed on well,
and achieved a half-decent time-figure.
On the actual time-handicap once-raced
Gracious James is marginally better, and
likely to improve, but we prefer Pinstripe,
mount of Jamie Spencer.
Perhaps Godolpin-owned Spiegel will
also be on the premises' under Kirby!
This all-weather lark is very much a case
of musical jockeys' and even we don't know
who is contracted to whomsoever. Does
Pinstripe is drawn twelve and so is my
selection for division two, once-raced Cape
Banjo, trained by Ralph Beckett who has
booked Graham Gibbons.
Gibbbo' replaces Richard Kingscote who,
apparently, gave owners an upbeat report
after Cape Banjo had finished only half a
length behind fast-finishing Marylebone
having led for nigh on seven furlongs. Extra
distance shouldn't be a problem, more of
an advantage given the way this Cape Blanco
colt stayed on.
Two strong each-way bets and main focus
will be on singles and an each-way dou-
ble.As for the draw, no problem over a long
distance on a galloping circuit.
Enreaching is dropped back in trip for
the Maiden Stakes over six furlongs but has
several pounds in hand; any thoroughbred
which has speed for seven can win over five
because it's such a tough distance for two-
year-olds with emphasis both on speed and
The funeral service for young appren-
tice Roosevelt Angnoo will take place
today from his Jokhan Trace, Unity Lane,
Farm Drive, home and then for intern-
ment at the Carapo Cemetery.
Twenty-five years after Stephen
McGillvery fell to his death off the Maniram
"Boboy" Maharaj trained Bay Street at
Union Park in Marabella, Angnoo suffered
a similar fate at Santa Rosa Park on Sunday
morning. The leading apprentice was riding
to work on the John O'Brien trained two-
year-old filly Work of Art and it was
reported that the thoroughbred jumped
the rail close to the 800 metres marker
and threw the 18-year-old apprentice. It
appeared from the injuries to his body that
the horse may have fallen on him.
The death of Angnoo certainly sent the
racing fraternity into a mode of sadness.
On Saturday, Angnoo rode his 26th
winner when he piloted the O'Brien trained
three-year-old gelding Hail The Chief to
victory. Arima Race Club's (ARC) first vice
president Roger Hadeed expressed sorrow
about the tragedy. He said: "Angnoo was
a very polite young man. He rode for me
all the time. He looked destined to be a
Angnoo whose first graded stakes winner
was Indian Medicine in the Sian's Gold
Sprint became the first jockey to die at
the centralised facility.
Angnoo had 430 rides for his 26 win-
ners. Champion jockey Brian Boodramsing
was saddened by the passing of the young-
ster stating that he was a very quiet young
man who made no fuss about anything.
According to his father Robert "Ben"
Angnoo, the young rider was always at
Santa Rosa Park.
"Since he was five years old I started
bringing him in the paddock and putting
him on horses. At 13 years of age, I got a
stable lad licence for him, so he will not
have problems coming in the paddock. He
will come and work horses, and then go
to school." Tributes for Angnoo continue
to pour in.
Improving filly Moonrise Landing is among 10
entries for the £20,000 32Red Conditions Stakes
(8.45pm) at Wolverhampton on Saturday.
The extended two-mile Tapeta contest is a Fast-
Track Qualifier for the £150,000 32Red Marathon
over two miles at Lingfield Park on All-Weather
Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25.
Moonrise Landing is unbeaten in two starts on the
All-Weather. She captured a 10-furlong maiden on
her career debut at Lingfield Park in March, 2014,
and last time out relished the step up to two miles
when taking a Kempton Park handicap by four and
a half lengths on November 18, both on Polytrack.
The four-year-old, who is owned by Peter Savill,
ran seven times on turf this year, with her sole victory
coming in a 12-furlong handicap at Newmarket on
October 30. Trainer Ralph Beckett said: "Moonrise
Landing is a probable runner at Wolverhampton.
"I have been very happy with her since her win
last time and hopefully she will be able to book her
place for the Easter meeting.
"She has a bit to find on ratings with a couple of
them, but she appreciated the step up in trip at
Kempton and deserves to take her chance."
Godolphin took the spoils last year with Hidden Gold
and could be represented by Famous Kid (Saeed bin
Suroor) and Anglophile (Charlie Appleby). The pair
were separated by six lengths when first and second
respectively in a 14-furlong handicap on Polytrack
at Chelmsford City on November 6.
The Twisler (Jane Chapple-Hyam) brings smart
turf form to the table, having been a surprise winner
of the Listed March Stakes at Goodwood in August.
Other eye-catching entries include progressive
four-year-old The Steward (Sir Mark Prescott), who
captured a valuable 11-furlong handicap at Kempton
Park on November 9, and course and distance victor
Entihaa (Alan Swinbank).
Hong Kong's Glorious Days retired
Glorious Days, winner of the Hong Kong Mile in
2013, is to be retired after falling out of love with
racing. The eight-year-old was beaten in six races
following his Group One success two years ago and
was sent from John Size's stable in Hong Kong to
Ed Walker in Newmarket in an attempt to rekindle
the gelding's enthusiasm. However, Glorious Days
misbehaved at Kempton on his first run for Walker
last month. Reluctant to race he unseated his rider
shortly after the start.
"We're going to call it a day with him and retire
him," said Walker. "The trainer in Hong Kong, John
Size, said the horse had lost his way and his love of
the game and that was pretty evident with his behav-
iour at Kempton. He's been looking great and working
well, he just hasn't the heart to race anymore. He
deserves his retirement.
"The plan was to bring him over here to freshen
him up and maybe he could regain his form and go
to Dubai, but if it didn't work out he'd be in a nice
place to have a good retirement.
"We haven't finalised where he will go yet."
Glorious Days won eight of his 24 starts and
amassed $2.6million in prize money.
Ricou joins Willie Mullins
Leading French jockey Jacques Ricou will arrive in
Ireland for the first time later this week after signing
up for a winter stint riding out for Willie Mullins.
A multiple champion jockey in his homeland, Ricou
is perhaps best known to British and Irish racegoers
as the rider of the ill-fated Jair Du Cochet, who won
a number of big prizes this side of the Channel before
suffering a fatal injury when being prepared for the
2004 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
In the subsequent decade Ricou has continued to
ply his trade at the highest level, adding to his Grade
One tally in 2015 aboard Grand Steeple-Chase de
Paris winner Milord Thomas and top-class filly
He rode his first winner for Mullins aboard Gitane
Du Berlais in the Prix Juigne over hurdles at Auteuil
in March and is relishing the prospect of working
under the all-conquering champion trainer in the
4.40 Pinstripe (ew)
5.10 Cape Banjo (nap)
Pinstripe suited to this task Landing set for Wolves
Racing personalities past and
present gathered to pay their
respects to Pat Eddery at his
funeral in Thame yesterday.
Eddery, crowned champion
Flat jockey 11 times, died on
November 10 at the age of 63.
Contemporaries from his 35-
year career in the weighing room
attending the service at St Mary
the Virgin Church included Joe
Mercer, Willie Carson, Jimmy
Lindley, Ray Cochrane and Philip
Among other leading jockeys
present were Frankie Dettori,
who was one of the pallbearers,
Jamie Spencer, Jason Weaver,
Martin Dwyer, Steve Drowne
and George Baker.
Trainers were well represented
too and included John Dunlop,
for whom Eddery rode Silver
Patriarch to claim his 4,000th
victory in the saddle in the St
Leger at Doncaster in 1997 and
Peter Walwyn, who handled one
of Eddery's most-celebrated
winners in Grundy.
Sir Michael Stoute, Brian
Meehan, Roger Charlton, Con
Horgan and Jeremy Noseda were
other top trainers among those
Mourners also included Paul
Smith, representing Coolmore,
Mike Dillon, of Ladbrokes,
owner-breeder Lord Tavistock,
Dale Gibson, executive director
of the Professional Jockeys Asso-
ciation, valet Brian Yorke and
racing broadcasters Matt Chap-
man and Mike Cattermole. The
address was read by Brough
Scott, the former jump jockey,
journalist, racing presenter and
now chairman of the Injured
The service was followed by
a private cremation in Oxford
and a celebration of his life at
Notley Tythe Barn in Long
The brilliant Irish-born rider
amassed more than 4,600 win-
ners in an illustrious career, a
total bettered only by Sir Gordon
Richards in Britain.
His tally included 14 domestic
Classic triumphs and the Prix
de l'Arc de Triomphe four times,
most famously with Dancing
Brave in 1986.
He retired from the saddle in
2003 and became a trainer, with
the highlight being the victory
of Hearts Of Fire in a Group One
in Italy in 2009.
He was awarded an OBE in
Apprentice Angnoo to be laid to rest in Carapo
Racing pays respect to Pat Eddery
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