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Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am 2-6
4 pm 31-33
6.30 pm 2-28
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
01CENTIPEDE 13 6 9 3 31
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 12 12 5 4 33
05PARSONMAN 7 7 7 6 27
15SICKWOMAN9 7 9 2 27
18WATERBOAT 7 11 7 3 28
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 4 6 6 0 16
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 9 8 9 1 27
30HOUSECAT 8 8 8 2 26
31 PARSONWIFE 12 10 5 3 30
34BLINDMAN 4 7 7 7 25
35BIGSNAKE 10 9 6 2 27
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, January 5
6.30 pm 1
11 (Corbeau) 6.30 pm
21 6.30 pm
34 (Blindman) 10.30 am
29 (Opium Man)
24 (Queen) 1 pm
Rahyah and Mockinbird both race for a
third time in an aged Maiden Fillies
Stakes over a mile of Chelmsford polytrack
today; they are similary-rated on my time-
handicap but, for several reasons, prefer-
ence is for the William Haggas-trained
Acclamation three-year-old, a beaten-
favourite on Lingfield poly last month.
Significant was her improvement and
Rahyah tackles an extra furlong with plenty
of confidence given a genuine finishing
effort; only half a length separated the prin-
Stable-apprentice Nathan Allison claims
a 3lbs allowance, equivalent to more than
Mockinbird represents Sir Mark Prescott s
Newmarket yard, less than a mile from the
Haggas household; both remain fierce com-
petitors and champion all-weather jockey,
Luke Morris, returns from a brief holiday.
This Makfi filly was also runner-up three
weeks ago when beaten only a neck by Silk
Gem over seven furlongs of this course;
again extra distance shouldn t be a prob-
Silk Gem is trained by Haggas!
There are four newcomers from fash-
ionable yards and the betting market should
be fascinating but providing all eight decs
go to post Rahyah looks a solid first leg of
our each-way double.
Second is Fire And Passion one of eleven
decs for the Maiden Stakes over a mile of
Kempton polytrack; this one should be in
the frame by default.
Remember the point of each-way doubles
(the best bets!) is getting both placed; if the
first succeeds we lay off the win on Betfair
betting exchange, never be greedy!
Our daily patent also includes Bank Of
Gibraltar in the Maiden Stakes over seven
furlongs of Wolverhampton Tapeta, trained
by ex-champion jockey whose tally has
quickly risen to nine.
Bank Of Gibraltar is dropped back in trip,
expect jockey Shane Kelly to be positive!
3.20 Bank Of Gibraltar (e.w);
5.40 Fire And Passion (e.w);
Invest in Rahyah for rewards
Three out of three yesterday's picks:
WITH PLEASURE, 10/11, ROCKWOOD,
7/2, and EFFUSIVE, 5/1, made into a
52/1 treble and nigh on 100 points
Willie Mullins exciting Min
could make his second appear-
ance of the season in the Grade
Two Sky Bet Moscow Flyer
Novices Hurdle at Pun-
chestown on Saturday.
The Susannah Ricci-owned
five-year-old went to Pun-
chestown for his stable debut
last month and was sent off the
4/11 favourite for a maiden hur-
dle on the strength of a bur-
He didn t let supporters down
with an explosive victory, after
which he was cut to favouritism
for the Sky Bet Supreme
Novices Hurdle at the Chel-
He s now the 3/1 favourite
with the sponsors for that race,
and he will be aiming to follow
in the footsteps of Vautour and
Douvan, who both won the Sky
Bet Moscow Flyer Novices Hur-
dle at Punchestown en route to
success in the Sky Bet Supreme
Novices Hurdle, with all three
horses representing the same
owner and trainer combination.
Ricci and Mullins have two
other entries for the Pun-
chestown contest at the four-
day stage, with Royal Caviar
and Thomas Hobson also pos-
Gordon Elliott also has three
entries with two representing
Gigginstown, who last won this
race with the Charles Byrnes-
trained Trifolium in 2012.
Tombstone is one of the Gig-
ginstown-Elliott horses and he
was a good second to Long Dog
in the Grade One Paddy Power
Future Champions Novice Hur-
dle at Leopardstown on Decem-
ber 27 on his latest start.
The day after that race Ball
D Arc shed his maiden tag at
Limerick for Elliott and Gig-
ginstown, while Westend Star,
owned by Paul and Clare
Rooney, is the other horse that
could represent the Grand
Gigginstown have a third
possible for the race in the
shape of Henry de Bromhead s
Attribution, who was second
behind A Great View at Pun-
chestown last time.
The nine entries are com-
pleted by Gars Bar Dine and
Sky Bet spokesman Michael
Shinners said: "The Sky Bet
Moscow Flyer Novices Hurdle
has obviously had a huge bear-
ing on Cheltenham recently
when showcasing the last two
Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hur-
"Min made a huge impres-
sion the last time he came to
Punchestown and we re
delighted that he could bid to
cement his position as market
leader for the Sky Bet Supreme
Novices Hurdle in our race on
"Tombstone ran Min s sta-
blemate Long Dog close in a
Grade One last month, though,
could be in for a fantastic race."
Sky Bet Moscow Flyer
Novices Hurdle, sponsors bet:
Min 4/7, Tombstone 5/2, Attri-
bution 10/1, Thomas Hobson
10/1, Royal Caviar 12/1, Ball
D Arc 20/1, Westend Star 20/1,
Gars Bar Dine 50/1, Tongie
Champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa made
sure his fleeting visit home got off to a flying
start when winning the Download The Ladbrokes
App Handicap at Southwell on Patriotic yester-
De Sousa had been in America since sealing a
first jockeys championship and is again set to
head off on his travels, this time to Hong Kong,
after riding at Chelmsford s meeting on Wednesday
Now an eight-year-old, Chris Dwyer s Patriotic
defied top weight, beating Clockmaker by two
and a quarter lengths as the 10-11 favourite.
De Sousa told At The Races: "He broke sharper
today and, despite being a little outpaced, kept
"He likes it here and well done Chris Dwyer.
"I m going to Hong Kong the day after tomor-
row. I m there for three weeks and then I hope
to get the call to go to Dubai.
"I ll just have to see how it goes."
MONEY BACK if your horse is 2nd or 3rd in
Kempton s 4.10!
The best race of the day was the Ladbrokes
Handicap, won by Mick Appleby s Philba.
Sent off at 4-1, he arrived on a hat-trick but
faced much sterner opposition than in his previous
two wins at the track.
Ridden positively by Ali Rawlinson, who decided
to hug the normally unfavourable far rail, he held
off Certificate by a head.
Speaking from Dubai, Appleby said: "I always
thought he was a decent horse but he d been so
disappointing in his younger days.
"He s certainly turned the corner and I think
it was probably when we sent him jumping - he
probably thought the Flat lark wasn t so bad after
"He s in again on Sunday and he ll probably
run under a penalty as I m a great believer in
striking while the iron is hot.
"You could wait for some of the better races
but they are so competitive now."
John Gosden won with Stars At Night at Ling-
field but was also on the mark at Southwell with
Signed Sealed (11-10 favourite) in the Ladbrokes
Having had five runs already, he was beginning
to look a bit exposed, but the George Strawbridge-
owned son of Giant s Causeway never looked in
any danger under Rab Havlin.
Royal Marskell (8-1) won the Coral Handicap
by five lengths for Tom Eaves, while Carbutt s
Ridge (11-4) and Play Nicely (5-4) were winning
De Sousa back
in the groove
Patriotic struck for
Silvestre De Sousa
on a fleeting visit.
Min set for Moscow mission
Ruby Walsh could be riding the Ricci silks to victory at
Punchestown again on Saturday.
TODAY'S STAR BETS
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