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Wall Street, with jockey
Prayven Badrie, is led into
the winners enclosure by
owners Merlin and
Carmen Samlalsingh after
winning Race Five for
West Indian Bred Three-
Year-Old Maidens on
Saturday afternoon at
Santa Rosa Park, Arima.
Simonsig ruled out of Festival
Simonsig has been ruled out of the Cheltenham
Festival, but Nicky Henderson still hopes the grey
will make another appearance before the end of the
The 10-year-old looked a potential two-mile su-
perstar when winning the Arkle at Cheltenham back
in 2013, but he has been plagued by injury in the in-
Simonsig eventually reappeared over hurdles at
Aintree in November, chasing home former Gold
Cup-winning stablemate Bobs Worth, and had been
due to tackle the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown in
However, a late setback ruled him out of that race
and Henderson has been battling to get him ready
for the Festival ever since - a fight in which he has
now conceded defeat.
Henderson told Press Association Sport: "We have
taken him out of the Champion Chase because we're
simply not going to be ready in time.
"He's just not going to be ready for Cheltenham,
one way or another. We fully intend for him to make
an appearance at some point - we don't want an-
other season to go by - so we will have to regroup
"There's still Aintree and Punchestown to come,
but we're just not going to make it to Cheltenham.
"He's good and he's sound, that's the main thing.
It's just hard to make up the time we've lost."
Seeyouatmidnight may have prep
Seeyouatmidnight could still warm up for the RSA
Chase at Newcastle later this month.
On ruling his stable star out of the Towton
Novices' Chase at Wetherby, trainer Sandy Thomson
identified a novices' chase at Gosforth Park on Eider
Chase day, February 27.
While not committing to an outing, Thomson says
he could still run there if the current cold snap pre-
vents him from working at his Lamden base in the
"I still haven't decided, if I feel like he needs to run
then he will do," said Thomson.
"It comes down to the weather. If we get messed
around at home and miss a few days with him then I
might give him the run.
"I can take him to the beach, I suppose.
"I wouldn't want him to have a really hard race but
the ground for Eider day last year was good to soft.
You keep thinking it will dry up soon, but there's no
sign of it.
"We've already been to Cheltenham, which will
have taught him a great deal as Brian (Hughes) said
because he's such a strong horse, he feels he can get
a bit low at times.
"His form is solid, we beat Blaklion who beat
Definitly Red at Wetherby who chased home Black
Hercules before that.
"There'll be a few sleepless nights, anyway."
Intilaaq enjoys Southwell spin
Roger Varian's classy colt Intilaaq was in action
before racing at Southwell with a crack at the Dubai
World Cup in the offing.
Varian sent the four-year-old to the Fibresand
venue to see how he would handle the kickback with
a view to tackling a dirt surface.
Last seen winning the Rose of Lancaster Stakes
at Haydock by five lengths, his potential remains un-
"It was really easy exercise for the horse, it wasn't
a hard gallop by any stretch of the imagination," said
Varian. We were just keen to bring him here, have a
canter round and get him in behind one other and
face a bit of kickback.
"I don't know how similar the surface is in terms
of firmness, but it's the only place we can come and
get any experience of kickback. On Polytrack you
wouldn't achieve the same.
Varian will be represented in Dubai before then by
Postponed, who is due to have his first run for the
yard since leaving Luca Cumani on 'Super Saturday'.
Gary Moore has confirmed
Ar Mad has sustained a season-
ending injury, making him the
trainer s third Cheltenham Fes-
tival candidate to be sidelined
by a setback.
Hot on the heels of Traffic
Fluide and Violet Dancer being
ruled out of the meeting, Grade
One winner Ar Mad has now
joined them on the injury list.
All appeared to have gone to
plan at Plumpton on Monday
when he stamped himself as one
of the main dangers to Douvan
in the Arkle, notching an all-
important win on a left-handed
However, news broke in the
evening that he was lame and,
unfortunately for Moore, the
injury is worse than feared.
"He s going to need a screw
so that s his season over," said
"The prognosis is good long-
term, he s had a good season
already and I ve a nice horse to
look forward to next year.
"It s sickening, though, for the
horse, the owners and the yard
--- especially after the others.
"They say things come in
threes. After Traffic Fluide, Violet
Dancer and now this, let s hope
that s it for us.
"It s actually a very similar
injury to Violet Dancer s, but one
is a front leg and the other at
Ar Mad suffers season-ending injury
Mossy s Lodge might just
benefit from experience of an
improved effort when attempt-
ing to make it third time lucky
three-year-old Maiden Fillies
Stakes over six furlongs of
Lingfield polytrack this after-
noon; on my time-handicap
what beats Tony Carson s
charge will win.
Following a disappointing
debut in a mile race on South-
well fibresand, when quietly-
fancied, Mossy s Lodge was
switched back to this trip at
Chelmsford where the Royal
Applause filly chased home hot-
favourite Semra, beaten just over
two lengths under William Car-
Judged on that, and there s
every reason to believe more
improvement will be forthcom-
ing, Mossy s Lodge will be too
good for forecast-favourite Ven-
tura Falcon, a Richard Hannon-
trained Excellent Art filly which
shaped encouragingly when sec-
ond on debut last week, to
Highest Quality, over seven at
This is a bit quick, not enough
reovery time, and Pouliches
might just need an outing after
a 128 day(s) absence; don t worry
I m not talking myself into a bet
on Mossy s Lodge, facts support
her obvious chance.
Carson is riding superbly,
strong resemblance nowadays
to grandad Willie whose tech-
nique was as good as it gets;
William has probably been
watching old tapes!
The all-weather show moves
onto Kempton tonight where
once-raced Golden Chapter will
not be a surprise if she causes
one in the Maiden Stakes over
ten furlongs of a polytrack sur-
face, which is reckoned the best
by several senior jockeys.
Significantly Golden Chapter
was favourite for her debut nine
weeks ago; finishing fifth over
a mile of this course to Mandrell
says nothing because the Dane-
hill Dancer filly missed the break,
pulled like a train, led three out
and then, not surprisingly, fell
in a heap close home. The in-
race comments make for inter-
Likelihood is that Golden
Chapter will come on a ton
and take advantage of a 5lbs fil-
lies allowance and apprentice
claim of talented Patrick O Don-
Lingfield, 9.00 Mossy's
Kempton, 1.50 Golden
Mossy's Lodge looks to improve
Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am 22-27
6.30 pm 26-21
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 1 1 2 1
15SICKWOMAN2 0 4 1
18WATERBOAT0 3 3 1
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27LITTLESNAKE 1 1 3 0 5
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 0 0 1 4
30HOUSECAT 3 1 1 1
31PARSONWIFE2 10 0 3
35BIGSNAKE 0 2 0 1
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, February 16, 2016
36 6.30 pm
8 (Tiger) 4 pm
35 (Big Snake) 6.30 pm
14 (Money) 10.30 am
10 (Monkey) 1 pm TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
WALL STREET WINNER
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