Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 19th 2016 Contents Carry Me Home signals the return of
43-year-old jockey Darryll Holland when
the Dark Angel gelding attempts to win at
the fourth attempt today. Charles Hills
charge contests a 3-y-o Maiden Stakes
over a mile of Lingfield polytrack which
should be ideal.
When it was recently announced that
this veteran would be stable jockey for Far-
ingdon stables in Lambourn, it was necessary
to flip my Racing Post and make sure it
wasn t April 1!
Holland has never been a favourite jockey
but it will be interesting to see how he fares
now that he is back with the racing family
Hills. He was originally apprenticed to Barry
as a 15-year-old.
For what it s worth my take on The Daz-
zler was negative, he seemed to be well past
his sell-by date when quitting these shores
to ride in foreign countries where, not sur-
prisingly, he s eeked out a living against
Determination, dedication and application
mean nothing when physicality is a problem.
How can a human being become re-ener-
gised for a task he wasn t up to only a few
Charles is banking on experience. I m far
from happy about the appointment and
glad not to be his private handicapper nowa-
days, although I ll always help Barry if, and
whenever, he asks.
Carry Me Home is strongly-fancied, he
should win and is selected but we won t be
entering into the betting market. Strange
Incidentally, there is a fine line between
experience and too old and an interesting
few months awaits all who monitor this
Come on Darryll, prove me wrong!
Miss Giler has been a desperate disap-
pointment. She failed yet again earlier this
month, but even that time-handicap mark
should be good enough for John Gosden s
charge to finally gain much-needed winning
brackets for stud purposes in the Maiden
Stakes over twelve furlongs. Find a danger,
we can t!
A six-race programme ends with an ama-
teur riders handicap over two miles. It s a
dreadful race but by process of elimination
Master Burbridge looks a special each-way
proposition if the inexperienced Miss R
Waterson can perform adequately. Take a
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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
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27LITTLESNAKE2 1 3 0 6
28 RED FISH
30HOUSECAT 3 1 1 1
31PARSONWIFE2 1 0 0 3
35BIGSNAKE 0 2 0 1
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Thursday, February 18, 2016
35 6.30 pm
25 (Morocoy) 4 pm
7 (Hog) 6.30 pm
27 (Little Snake) 10.30 am
4 (Dead Man)
30 (House Cat)
15 (Sick Woman)
19 (Horse) 1 pm TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
18 (Water Boat)
Carry Me Home for Holland Tryster set for World Cup night
Tryster demonstrated an impressive turn of foot to
claim the Group Three Dubai Millenium Stakes at
Trained by Charlie Appleby, the five-year-old was
one of the stars of the all-weather campaign in
Britain last year, winning each of his five starts in-
cluding the Winter Derby and the Easter Classic.
However, he failed to sparkle when switched to
turf for the Brigadier Gerard Stakes last May and
was then off the track until returning to win a condi-
tions event on the Chelmsford all-weather in Sep-
Tryster showed he has no issues with the Meydan
turf in this ten-furlong event though, as he was deliv-
ered with a perfectly-timed challenge down the cen-
tre of the track by William Buick. The rider did not
have to get serious with his mount to stretch clear in
the final furlong, eventually seeing off fellow Godol-
phin runner Haafaguinea with ease.
Buick said: "It's a huge relief (to win on turf). We al-
ways knew he had the ability but now there's a lot
more doors open for him.
"The Dubai Turf on World Cup night is an option
now, I know it's back to nine furlongs but he's got so
much pace. That was a very, very good performance
from a very good horse. We're just happy that he
adapted in a race of that quality on the turf.
"You would have to be impressed by his turn of
foot and on Polytrack we've seen it before, but it's
very nice to see on turf."
Appleby was equally as impressed and is now look-
ing towards World Cup night on March 26, for which
Tryster is a 4--1 shot behind 3--5 favourite Solow in
the Dubai Turf.
He said: "On paper he obviously had to be very
competitive, it's just the question mark was there
about whether he could show what he's done on the
all-weather on the turf. Quite clearly he has done that
"When they went steady, I was a bit concerned for
the first furlong and then I remembered they went
steady in the Easter Classic that day and that was his
most impressive turn of foot that we saw. I'm just
delighted the horse has put that performance up on
turf as it opens more options for him now.
"With the performance he's put up, you would have
to hope he would be bang there (in Group One com-
pany) and he deserves to turn up in those sort of
Unioniste cut for Grand National
Unioniste eventually wore down admirable veteran
Neptune Equester to claim the Ivan Straker Memorial
Chase at Kelso.
The Paul Nicholls-trained eight-year-old disap-
pointed on his first couple of starts of the season, but
fared better when third in a handicap chase at
Sandown a fortnight ago.
Nick Scholfield's mount was a 10--11 favourite to
beat three rivals in this three-and-a-quarter-mile con-
ditions event and was always travelling smoothly to-
wards the front end.
The grey was passed heading down the back
straight as Derek Fox committed for home aboard
the teenage Neptune Equester but Scholfield did not
panic and Unioniste regained the lead as the pair by-
passed the dolled off second-last before galloping
nine lengths clear.
There was an unhappy postscript to the race as
Neptune Equester sadly collapsed and died shortly
after passing the post.
It was just 74-days earlier that Sandy Thomson's
popular 13-year-old had made history by becoming
the first horse to win the Scottish Borders National
Scholfield told Racing UK: "At the start there was a
few wanting to make the running and I think Soll was
a bit deliberate over the first couple. We jumped our
way to the front, travelled away nicely and jumped
"I was keen coming down to the last not to be in
front for too long as I remember Ruby (Walsh) riding
him one day at Newbury and he got to the front and
pricked his ears. With the second-last being out, it
would have been a long way for him, but he stuck at
In honour of the late Pat Eddery, who
won the 1975 (Grundy) and 1986 (Dancing
Brave) renewals of the King George VI &
Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Listed Wink-
field Stakes, which opens King George Day
(July 23), has been permanently renamed
the Pat Eddery Stakes.
The race will be run as the Wooldridge
Group Pat Eddery Stakes, and Pat s daugh-
ters, Natasha and Nicola, along with other
members of the family, will present the
winner s trophies alongside the race spon-
Natasha Eddery said: "As a family, we all
agreed that our fondest, most cherished
memories of Dad s incredible racing career
were at Ascot Racecourse.
"While Dad had so much success all over
the world, Ascot was one of his favourites
by far. We are all so grateful that Ascot has
chosen to honour his legacy on King George
Day. Dad would be so very proud."
Pat Eddery was born on March 18, 1952,
in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, and
forged a reputation as one of the greatest
riders of the post-war period.
Britain s champion jockey a joint mod-
ern-day record 11 times and the winner of
every Classic in England and Ireland, Eddery
was the leading rider at Royal Ascot on six
Royal Ascot in 1989 proved to be Eddery s
finest as he partnered eight winners (joining
Lester Piggott (1965 & 1975) on the record
number which was only passed by Ryan
Moore in 2015) at the meeting including
Two Timing in the Prince Of Wales s Stakes,
Cacoethes in the King Edward VII Stakes
and Assatis in the Hardwicke Stakes. He
was also top jockey at Royal Ascot in 1993(5),
1992(4), 1988(4), 1986(6) and 1973(4).
In a 1999 newspaper article, Pat Eddery
was quoted as saying: "There is nowhere
in the world like Royal Ascot. It is the best
meeting of all by a long way. Every day,
every race, the best horses are running."
Nick Smith, director of Racing and Com-
munications at Ascot, added: "Pat was a
legend at Ascot, all over Britain, Ireland and
the world. We, race sponsors Wooldridge
Group, and QIPCO, sponsors of the King
George, are deeply honoured that the family
have chosen Ascot and King George Day as
the place where the racing community and
public can remember everything he achieved.
"We are discussing with Natasha and
Nicola a permanent memorial to Pat s
achievements, including his six Royal Ascot
top jockey titles, and will be looking at all
sorts of ways to commemorate Pat s career
on site on King George Day."
Graham Wooldridge, managing director
of The Wooldridge Group, said: "We are so
pleased that we are able to be involved in
honouring Pat Eddery through this race. It
is a perfect way to celebrate his life and all
that he did for racing."
David Redvers, on behalf of QIPCO, spon-
sors of the King George VI and Queen Eliz-
abeth Stakes, said: "Sheikh Fahad and his
brothers are delighted that King George day
will kick off with a race named in Pat
Eddery s memory.
"Shortly after Pat s death, we talked to
Ascot about how QIPCO, as an Official
Partner, would like to help in finding a suit-
able opportunity to commemorate such a
wonderful jockey s career, so we are touched
that the family have chosen King George
day and it will make the day even more
special and memorable."
Ascot names race in memory of Eddery
10.55 MISS GILER
12.35 CARRY ME HOME
1.05 MASTER BURBRIDGE
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