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Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am 30-2
1 pm 35-17
4 pm 34-16
6.30 pm 22-31
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
15SICKWOMAN3 06 3 12
18WATERBOAT 1 6 4 1 12
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 2 4 3 1 10
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 0 0 6 6 12
30HOUSECAT 6 3 1 2 12
31 PARSONWIFE 5 1 0 1
34BLINDMAN 2 2 2 2
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Monday, April 18, 2016
10.30 am 8
19 6.30 pm
4 (Dead Man) 6.30 pm
15 (Sick Woman) 10.30 am
32 (Shrimp) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
28 (Red Fish)
27 (Little Snake) 1 pm
Both Amanto and Dormello Mo were sent off
favourite to oblige for Nicholls, who will be trying
to pick up all he can before Mullins launches his
assault on Perth and Sandown.
However, Amanto could only finish a three-and-
a-half-length second to Harry Fry s Meme s Horse
in the SIS Maiden Hurdle, picking up £1,145.
Dormello Mo was an 11/8 favourite in the Happy
96th Birthday, Les Bickham Novices Chase but
Sam Twiston-Davies was sending out distress sig-
nals from some way out as Aidan Coleman sat
motionless on Aso.
Aso won by ten lengths from Fourth Act with
another ten back to Dormello Mo, who nevertheless
Nicholls is now £45,380 in front with just five
days to go. However, Mullins entries for the rest
of the week indicate the battle looks set to go right
down to the final races at Sandown on Saturday.
Beaten Besharah to skip Guineas
Trainer William Haggas is to remove the dual
Group winner from the entry list for the opening
fillies Classic at Newmarket on May 1 during the
next forfeit stage.
Although sent off favourite to make a winning
return in the Group Three event, which was switched
to the Essex track after racing was abandoned at
Newbury, the daughter of Kodiac, running beyond
six furlongs for the first time, could only manage
third behind Marenko.
He said: "We are not going to leave Besharah in
the 1000 Guineas. She will be coming out of that.
"She ran fine on Saturday, but the end result was
not ideal. I don t think there was much come from
off the pace all day at Chelmsford.
"We were a bit further back than we wanted to
be but that was not his fault (Pat Cosgrave), as we
wanted to get her relaxed and get some cover in
"She went through with her effort, but was not
"She is fine and will have lots of entries over var-
ious distances. I need to talk to Sheikh Rashid to
see where we go with her."
As for Greenham Stakes winner Tasleet, the New-
market handler stressed he will have another outing
before being aimed at Royal Ascot.
He said: "Tasleet is fine, but he was never in the
2000 Guineas in the first place.
"He will go to Royal Ascot now for either the
Commonwealth Cup or the Jersey Stakes. He will
definitely have a run in between, but I don t know
Cheltenham farewell to Alan Lee
Friends, family and an army of colleagues from
Alan Lee s 45 years as a sportswriter gathered yes-
terday in the town that marks the home of world-
wide Jumps racing to celebrate the life of The Times
writer, who died last December, aged 61.
Lee had lived in Cheltenham since 1992, but
written for The Times for even longer, firstly as
cricket correspondent from 1988-1999, and then as
racing correspondent until his sudden death.
A congregation of several hundred at Christ Church
heard recollections charting Lee s life, given by his
sister Jan Doyle, children Vicky and James Lee, and
his partner, Sarah Potter and then from others includ-
ing David Gower, Mike Atherton and Alastair Down,
who had worked alongside Alan Lee over the last
Writing about sport had, it seemed, always been
a calling for Lee, with his sister revealing that not
only did he write out the names of the players and
referee when playing out full, hour-long Subbuteo
matches as an eight-year-old, but that he also wrote
a full report on every match
Gower read out Lee s account to The Times of
the Fourth Test in Adelaide in early 1991 which he
said illustrated the writer s fairness in giving criticism
where deserved but praise when due.
Minding shortened dramatically for
the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket next
month following a notable success at
the famous Cambridgeshire course last
week; Athra stormed home to land the
group three Nell Gwyn Stakes under
Frankie Dettori, it was one of several
highlights during a fascinating three-
day(s) Craven meeting.
Nathra trailed the Aidan O Brien-
trained Minding by more than four
lengths in the prestigious Rockfel last
Autumn and champion trainer, John Gos-
den, was moved to say it was the most
impressive performance by a two-year-
old filly he d ever seen!
Obviously Minding has been a firm
ante-post favourite throughout this long,
cold, rainy, winter; last Friday this mag-
nificently-bred Galileo filly was a 2/1
chance.That s gone!
The likelihood is Big John will per-
suade owner Mr Abdullah Saeed Al
Naboodah to avoid Minding and contest
the French 1000 Guineas, which I m
convinced is absolutely the right deci-
Others are also likely to fight shy of
a date at HQ on May 1st which means
Minding could well be priced up at odds-
on; can you find a danger?
At this stage I m not looking for one
but it s very much the situation one
craves, to find a classic rival which is
sure to trade at haf-decent odds as a
professional special each-way propo-
Concentrating on the best horses in
the best races trained by the best trainers
and ridden by the best jockeys on grade
one racetracks, is a recipe for backing a
One was told that so long ago, now
I m fully aware of the wisdom related;
age and experience make good bedfel-
These ditties are for readers to digest
and appreciate, long after I ve departed
the scene which, hopefully, wont be for
a few years; you see racing remains my
passion, a good reason for living, making
readers happy and contented.
Conversely two flat meetings today
are just about as bad as it gets but so
often the best results come from the best
races, as we ve proved constantly.
An eight-runner amateur riders hand-
icap over two miles kicks off the action
on Wolverhampton Tapeta and it suited
Dovils Date last month; on the time-
handicap he s best=-in and mount of
useful Edgar David who claims 5lbs
Solid each-way bet and so is
Fitzwilliam, one of twelve decs for a
desperate Classified Stakes over a mile
of soft Brighton; what beats him will
William to finally conquer
9.20 Dovils Date
Nicholls creeps further clear
LEXINGTON---Noted Jamaican reins-
man Shaun Bridgmohan reeled off a
double to make his mark on Sunday s
nine-race card at Keeneland here.
The 36-year-old captured the day s
US$28,000 curtain-raiser aboard 3-1
chance Annoy and returned in the
US$60,000 race three to win with
favourite Miss Pink Diva.
Bridgmohan has won four times in 21
rides in the month-long Spring season.
He kicked off his success by carrying
the five-year-old bay mare Annoy to a
narrow victory over four-year-old and
upward fillies and mares.
Going six furlongs, Samsonian took
the lead with Bridgmohan and Annoy
in pursuit from second and A Gala Day
Leaving the turn, Annoy moved to
the front to take a slim lead, and was
forced to battle right down to the wire
in order to come away with a three-
quarter length victory.
Bridgmohan doubled up when he
partnered with four-year-old roan filly
Miss Pink Diva to make all the running
and beat the three-year-old and upward
maiden fillies and mares by 1-1/4 lengths.
Going a mile and eighth, Miss Pink
Diva was taken in hand early, setting an
easy pace with fractions of 24.56 for the
opening quarter and 48.89 for the half.
In the stretch, C Est Bon came to
challenge but Miss Pink Diva dismissed
the threat with a sixteenth to run and
reached the wire well clear.
Husbands, Crawford win at
TORONTO---Barbadians Patrick Hus-
bands and Juan Crawford both logged
single wins on the ten-race card at
Woodbine racetrack on Sunday.
The seven-time champion Husbands
scored in the CAN$47,500 race three
with 2-1 chance Bella Fabiana while
Crawford landed his win in the $21,000
race seven when he steered 8-1 outsider
Saratoga Boy to an upset victory.
Husbands, who has started the new
season strongly, is in a three-way tie
for second on five wins behind defend-
ing champion, Brazilian Eurico Rosa da
Silva, who has six wins.
The win for Crawford, meanwhile,
was his first of the season.
The 42-year-old Husbands opened
his account over 5-1/2 furlongs when
he carried the bay filly Bella Fabiana to
a 1-1/4 length victory over the three-
year-olds which never won outside of
Husbands raced near the rear of the
pack early on as 4-1 bet Westlodge
Intrigue posted the early fractions, to
carve out a healthy two-length lead at
the half-way mark.
Once in the stretch, the filly rallied
and grabbed the lead mid-stretch to
reach the wire strongly.
Crawford reached the winners enclo-
sure when he led the seven-year-old
chestnut gelding Saratoga Boy to a 2-
1/2 length victory over the three-year-
olds and upward, going five furlongs.
The pair survived a bump at the start
to chase the pace-setter It sapossibility
They engaged the leader on the turn
before taking the lead at the top of the
stretch and run on strongly to win hand-
Double for Bridgmohan at Keeneland
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