Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 2nd 2016 Contents A50
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, April 2, 2016
Under: (Last Saturday)
10.30 am 29-22
1 pm 7-22
4 pm 15-23
6.30 pm 20-13
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 2 3 3 1 9
15SICKWOMAN2 0 5 2 9
18WATERBOAT0 5 4 1 10
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 2 2 3 1
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 0 0 4 6 10
30HOUSECAT 5 2 1 2 10
31PARSONWIFE4 1 0 0 5
34BLINDMAN 2 2 2 2
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Friday, April 1, 2016
1 6.30 pm
3 (Carriage) 6.30 pm
31 (Parson Wife) 10.30 am
16 (Jamette) 4 pm
28 (Red Fish)
TODAY'S STAR BETS
14 (Money) 1 pm
Lani is about to embark on a 7,380-mile journey
back to his old Kentucky home for a chance to Run
for the Roses.
The gray colt earned the trip to the Kentucky Derby
with a come-from-way-behind victory in the UAE
Derby on Saturday in Dubai. The win was worth 100
Derby qualifying points, and Lani will be on his way
to America in the next few days.
"Of course, we will go to the Kentucky Derby,"
said Koki Maeda, the son of Lani s owner, Yoko
Maeda, "and I d like to get the first prize."
Lani moves into the AP s latest Run to the Roses
Top 10 Derby contenders at No 9. The biggest jump
was made by Gun Runner, who won the Louisiana
Derby by 4½ lengths and is up to No 6.
Unbeatens Nyquist and Mohaymen remain 1-2
heading into their showdown in the Florida Derby
Lani was bred in Kentucky out of the Sunday
Silence mare Heavenly Romance but is based in Japan.
A son of Tapit, Lani won two of five starts in Japan
before his victory in Dubai.
Last week, there were nine late Triple Crown nom-
inations, including John Battaglia Memorial winner
Surgical Strike. The fee for each horse was $6,000.
HERE'S OUR TOP 10:
1. Nyquist (Doug O'Neill, trainer; Mario Gutierrez,
jockey): Unbeaten 2-year-old champ on way to
South Florida for showdown with Mohaymen. ...
Worked 5 furlongs in 1:03 at Santa Anita on Friday. ...
Next start: Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, Saturday.
... Derby odds (pool 3): 7-1.
2. Mohaymen (Kiaran McLaughlin, Junior Alvarado):
Trainer back from Dubai to get unbeaten colt set for
toughest test yet. ... Fountain of Youth winner
worked 4 furlongs in 48.80 at Palm Meadows last
week. ... Next start: Florida Derby. ... Odds: 7-2.
3. Cupid (Bob Baffert, Martin Garcia): Rebel winner
back at Santa Anita prepping for one more start
before trip to Louisville. ... Next start: Arkansas
Derby, April 16, Oaklawn Park. ... Odds: 36-1.
4. Danzing Candy (Cliff Sise Jr., Mike Smith): San
Felipe winner worked 5 furlongs in speedy 58.60 at
Santa Anita on Saturday. ... Winner of three straight
after running eighth in first race. ... Next start: Santa
Anita Derby, Santa Anita, April 9. ... Odds: 17-1.
5. Mor Spirit (Baffert, Gary Stevens): Baffert looking
for eighth Santa Anita Derby win. ... San Felipe
runner-up worked 4 furlongs in 47.80 at Santa Anita
last week. ... Next start: Santa Anita Derby. ... Odds:
6. Gun Runner (Steve Asmussen, Florent Geroux):
Overpowered field to win Louisiana Derby. ... Comes
into Derby with four wins in five races. ... Leads in
Derby qualifying points with 151. ... Next start:
Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, May 7. ... Odds: 25-1.
7. Shagaf (Chad Brown, Irad Ortiz Jr.): Gotham winner
worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.10 at Belmont on Saturday.
... Like top 2, colt is also unbeaten. ... Next start: Wood
Memorial, Aqueduct, April 9. ... Odds: 14-1.
8. Destin (Todd Pletcher, Javier Castellano): Could
run one more time before Derby. ... Options still Blue
Grass, Wood or Arkansas Derby for final prep. ... Next
start: Undecided. ... Odds: 15-1.
9. Lani (Mikio Matsunaga, Yutaka Take): Won UAE
Derby to clinch trip back home to Kentucky. ... Bred in
Kentucky, races in Japan. ... Has three wins in last
four races. ... Next start: Kentucky Derby. ... Odds: 5-1
10. Zulu (Pletcher, John Velazquez): Fountain of
Youth runner-up worked 4 furlongs in 49.43 at Palm
Beach Downs on Saturday. ... Next start: Florida
Derby. ... Odds: 26-1.
Donncha missed out by one for the
£100,000 Lincoln Handicap over Don-
caster s famous straight mile this after-
noon and therefore tops another twen-
ty-two declarations in the opening
consolation £45,000 Spring Mile; trainer
Robert Eddery is entitled to feel vexed!
Robert legs up William Carson for
penalised Craftmanship and champion
apprentice, Tom Marquand, claims 3lbs
allowance off Donncha; that could prove
It s been an unsatisfactory week for
yours truly; last Tuesday the secretary for
Newmarket-based David Elsworth revealed
that champion jockey, Silvestre de Souza,
had been booked for Master The World
but the top-rated Mastercraftsman five-
year-old wasn t declared two days later.
It had been my intention to back Master
The World and have a significant saver
on Donncha; thankfully one didn t get
involved with ante-post betting, two non-
runners would have been the final straw!
Donncha was fourth in a strongly-run
Balmoral Handicap over the straight Ascot
mile last time out, nearly six months ago!
That was a tremendous time-handicap
career-best and replication should see
Donncha in the winners enclosure; he d
been aimed for the Lincoln!
As for the big race itself it s now far
too difficult but, for information purposes
only, Fire Ship is best-in and mount of
Graham Lee; with four places on offer
William Knight s charge justifies a sporting
bet.Of more importance betting-wise is
the eight-runner aged handicap over six
furlongs of Kempton polytrack on which
Lucky Beggar treads for the first time.
He s one to follow this year, I ll see to
Reports suggest Lucky Beggar might
just need it and from a wide draw could
be fighting a losing battle from the outset;
Yeeoow is handicapped to get back on the
winning trail but make sure all go to post
before lodging your place bet.
Those bookmakers (accountants!) would
stoop to lowest levels getting trainers to
withdraw and facilitate their greed.
Back at Dony Hereawi is a solid nap
for the Maiden Stakes over an extended
mile and a quarter; only filly in the line-
up and that means a 5lbs allowance. Don t
Donnach going for
£45,000 Spring Mile
1.05 Hereawi (nap)
Thisonesforron (1) saddled by jockey Nobel Abrego is challenged by Secret American ridden by Prayven Badrie as they head for home
in the Champagne stakes for Grade 1 horses over 1,600 metres out at Santa Rosa Park, Arima on Easter Monday. PHOTO: ARC MEDIA
DOWN TO THE WIRE
Japan-based Lani headed
to Kentucky Derby
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