Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 11th 2016 Contents Justice Rock is advantaged by the 5lbs
apprentice allowance of Josephine Gordon
in a seven-runner Maiden Stakes over five
furlongs of Chelmsford polytrack today.
Three weeks ago, this Acclamation gelding
was backed into favouritism but failed by
a length, with Tom Queally, to make it
twelfth time lucky in a handicap at Ling-
field, trained by David Elsworth.
That s all changed, Justice Rock has been
moved to the yard of Phil McEntee, a staunch
supporter of title-chasing Josephine, whose
dedicated, hard-working, approach to jock-
eyship has been well chronicled these past
Making the running in handicaps seldom
pays off, Queally was doubtless instructed
to give it a go but the blinkered Justice Rock
more or less replicated his consistent time-
By the same token it makes sense to be
positive in maidens, sorting out the wheat
from ther chaff is imperative. It will be
interesting to watch Justice Rock, drawn
Josephine won t have any option but to
hit the gate!
On my time-handicap Strictly Carter and
Cultured Knight, also a beaten-favourite
last time out, come out similarly to Justice
Rock but a free 5lbs is likely to tilt the balance
in favour of the last-named; most intrigu-
Change is as a good as a rest!
Ms Gordon also has a chance on top-
rated Faster Company in the aged handicap
over ten furlongs, further is the only con-
Over the same course and distance a
seven-race programme kicks-off with an
apprentice handicap. Good, recent, form is
a prime requisite and a reason why we ll be
siding with Celtic Artisan, mount of Danielle
You can t beat experience. Danielle has
been aboard Celtic Artisan the last three
times and doesn t claim because she s by
far the most successful of ten youngsters
Significantly, Celtic Artisan achieved a
career-best over a similar distance on
Wolverhampton Tapeta only six days ago.
Definitely ready to win!
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After American Pharoah won
the first Triple Crown in horse
racing since 1978, it is time for
the Four-year-old to start his
second career: making future
racehorses. If he is successful,
his owners will make millions.
American Pharoah will com-
mand a stud fee that will pay
the owners of his breeding rights
$200,000 per foal. This is the
highest amount ever for an
unproven, first-year stallion,
according to Monte Reel of
If successful, American
Pharoah will likely be mated to
over 100 mares during the five-
month mating season. According
to Prior, "particularly energetic"
horses can be mated up to 200
times per year.
In other words, if successful,
American Pharoah stands to
make $20-40 million per year
in stud fees for the owners of
his breeding rights.
And that is just to start.
If American Pharoah proves
to be a successful sire who pro-
duces champions, his stud fee
will go up. Reel notes that a 15-
year-old veteran, Tapit, com-
mands a $300,000 stud fee. A
fee that high would push Amer-
ican Pharoah s annual earnings
to $30-60 million and that
number may be low because
Tapit doesn t have the brand
appeal outside of racing circles
the way American Pharoah does.
Of course, there is no guar-
antee that American Pharoah
will always command high stud
fees. Future earnings will depend
on the success of his foals. If
they prove to be excellent race-
horses, the fee will likely rise.
However, the opposite can hap-
Still, even without success,
there will still be a premium for
the chance to own an offspring
of this generation s most recog-
back next week
Wayne Hutchinson will not return to competitive
action until next week as he continues to recover
from an injury suffered at Doncaster last month.
The leading jockey injured a foot when he came fell
from The Tourad Man on January 29 and was forced
to watch on from the sidelines as his boss Alan King
saddled five winners at Doncaster and Cheltenham
the following day.
Hutchinson was initially expected to make a swift
return to the saddle, but missed the whole of last
week and will not be in action at the high-profile
meeting at Newbury on Saturday.
The jockey's agent Chris Broad said: "I believe the
plan is for Wayne to start riding out again on Mon-
day with a view to coming back later that week.
"He has a bit of ligament damage to his left foot,
which is still black and blue. It's muscular damage
and it's just needing a bit more time than maybe we
"It's frustrating and we could do without it, but it's
just a case of giving it time.
"He's having physio treatment and hopefully he'll
be back in action at some stage next week."
New era for
McNamara at Navan
Multiple Grade One-winning rider Andrew McNa-
mara is excited at embarking on his new career as a
trainer at Navan on Sunday.
The winning jockey in major races such as the
Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Irish Grand
National, McNamara ended his racing days on a high
with victory on his final ride at Tramore in August.
Now he is determined to show his intent to make
his mark as a trainer by having his first runner in one
of the feature races on the card, the Ladbrokes Ire-
land Boyne Hurdle.
McNamara, based at Rathcolman, in County West-
meath, will saddle Val De Ferbet in the Grade Two
contest over two miles and five furlongs.
The French-bred seven-year-old won a Grade Two
novice chase for Willie Mullins last season but was
pulled up in the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil in
his final start for Ireland's champion trainer.
"He's a very exciting horse to get," said McNamara.
"Willie won two chases with him and he won in
France before that. I've had him about two months.
"Training's keeping me busy. I have 11 horses in and
they are a mixed lot of point-to-pointers and young
horses. I've got about three who are ready to go. I be-
lieve in starting as you mean to go on.
"I've looked at the entries and they are surprisingly
strong. He'll be up against it, but I'm looking forward
to the weekend."
The ten entries for the Boyne Hurdle include three
from the Mullins camp---Bamako Moriviere, Dicosimo
and Kalkir. The Tony Martin-trained Dedigout and
Sandra Hughes' Lieutenant Colonel are among oth-
ers in the mix.
Supreme hopes for Charbel
Kim Bailey is edging towards running Musselburgh
winner Charbel in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hur-
dle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Bailey still has the option of stepping the five-year-
old up in trip for the Neptune Investment Manage-
ment Novices' Hurdle, but has a preference for the
two-mile Festival curtain-raiser on March 15.
A tidy winner of the Sky Bet Supreme trial at the
East Lothian circuit at the weekend, Charbel finished
second behind hot Neptune favourite Yanworth on
his penultimate start at Ascot in December.
"We expected him to win at Musselburgh and his
run at Ascot was self-explanatory," said Bailey.
"We were with Yanworth until the last, and before
that he should have won at Doncaster when he was
"We were really pleased at Musselburgh as he re-
ally wants better ground than that.
"He's entered in both races at Cheltenham---there's
also the option of a handicap, too---but I'd say the
two-mile novice hurdle is the one, I think."
Justice Rock is today's favourite
1.10 CELTIC ARTISAN (e.w);
2.40 JUSTICE ROCK (nap);
4.10 FASTER COMPANY.
American Pharoah eyes $20-40m per year
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