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Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am 34-3
1 pm 34-36
4 pm 25-10
6.30 pm 25-19
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 2 3 3 2 10
15SICKWOMAN3 0 6 4 13
18WATERBOAT 2 7 4 1 14
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 2 5 3 1 11
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 0 0 6 6 12
30HOUSECAT 8 3 1 2 14
31 PARSONWIFE 5 1 0 1
34BLINDMAN 2 2 2 2
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Saturday, April 23, 2016
10.30 am 0
6 6.30 pm
5 (Parson Man) 6.30 pm
17 (Pigeon) 10.30 am
2 (Old Lady) 4 pm
36 (Donkey) 1 pm
15 (Sick Woman)
27 (Little Snake)
4 (Dead Man)
TODAY'S STAR BETS
29 (Opium Man)
35 (Big Snake)
Tigerwolf first, the rest nowhere will
be the outcome of a three year old Maiden
Stakes over seven furlongs of Chelmsford
polytrack today, if this Mick Channon-
trained Dream Ahead colt runs to any-
thing like his official BHA rating of 88,
which is not exalted.
Former English International soccer star
Channon has never been shy of taking on
the big guns, it s typical of his genuine,
swashbuckling, attitude to life and Tiger-
wolf has certainly been tested in deep
waters; twice he s raced against talented,
front-running, Gift Master, at Newmarket,
and both times beaten just under six
lengths. Strong form.
Obviously Mick believes Tigerwolf is
capable of taking high rank, in the mean-
time however he realises winning brackets
are necessary, hence the drop in grade,
first outing on an all-weather surface.
From reports of jockeys/trainers this
Essex racetrack is just about the best of
five AWR circuits; flat, galloping, and plen-
ty of room for manoeuvre down a wide
straight on a prime surface.
Professionally-minded punters invariably
seize on the proverbial drop in class and
Tigerwolf will tick every box imaginable
on this occasion, now we come to starting
price. That s out of my hands.
Mine is to pinpoint winners, prices take
care of themselves, in the long run.
By adopting a systematic approach to
single betting of never investing at less
than 2/1, you will profit, judged on my
record over nigh on five decades; our time-
handicap represents an unbiased compu-
tation of all flat races up to and including
Races over further are often run slowly
due to tactical riding and are misleading;
a glance at race-times indicates, without
fear of contradiction, whether or not a
race time is worth analysing.
There are also evening fixtures sched-
uled on soft Windsor and Wolverhampton
Tapeta where once-raced Sir Michael
Stoute runner, Alyday, looks a penalty-
kick for a three year old Maiden Stakes
over seven furlongs; don t expect Graham
Gibbons to miss, anymore than Channon
Copper King, close fourth to Sutter
Country at HQ 12 days ago, tests what
seems to be a useful TH mark in the Novice
Stakes over five furlongs at Windsor, which
will be packed to the rafters.
Bright Flash was an impressive scorer at Mus-
selburgh yesterday for in-form David Brown and
Sean Levey as the Flat season got underway in
The progressive filly seems set for even better
things after a two and a quarter length success over
Hidden Rebel in the totequadpot Handicap.
Brown said: "This was the ideal start for her this
year and we ll have one more run and then go for
some black type.
"She s been going well at home but about a fort-
night off losing her winter coat, so she will come on
for the run. This race seemed right for her and the
ground and trip too although she also stays a mile
and a quarter."
Brown and Levey competed a near 20/1-double
when Arizona Sunset pipped Dark Command by a
nose in the toteexacta Handicap. "I was stood right
on the winning post, so I knew we d got there," said
Brown, who heads south-east to saddle two runners
at Chelmsford on Monday. "We had 20 winners last
season and we ve already eight this year so we re
nearly halfway there, which is great."
The runner-up s partner Connor Beasley enjoyed
his first winner since returning from a horror fall at
Woverhampton last year as Bryan Smart s 3/1 chance
Alpha Delphini took the Toteswinger Handicap.
The 21-year-old jockey, who has recovered from
life-threatening injuries including a fractured skull
and spine, said: "This is the day I ve been dreaming
about since I recovered, although it has taken me
longer than I thought to get that first winner if I m
"I ve certainly had plenty of opportunities and I m
very grateful for all the different trainers that have
been putting me up. They did an amazing job at Jack
Berry House to help get me back. I was there four
days a week, working hard, and now I m back I ve
never felt better. To get that winner is just a relief."
Colm O Donoghue was able to breathe a sigh of
relief after Bocca Baciata just held off the fast-fin-
ishing Discipline in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF
Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes at Gowran
Jessica Harrington s four-year-old looked the class
act on paper in the Listed contest and despite missing
the break she appeared a cut above her rivals for
much of the journey.
Having moved through smoothly O Donoghue
swept past Discipline, who had won her only race
to date, and went two lengths clear.
With the race in the bag with half a furlong to
run, O Donoghue looked behind him and eased down
markedly, at which point Pat Smullen scented the
opportunity. Rousted into action, Dermot Weld s filly
was closing down all the way to the line but the 6/4
favourite held on by a rapidly-diminishing head. The
pair were six lengths clear of the third, Steip Amach.
Harrington said: "I d already looked away, I was
on the bottom stand as she was well clear but she
did it very easily as she was giving a lot of weight
to the other filly, I was delighted with her.
"I thought she was entitled to win today, even
giving the weight away.
"She s in a lot of races, I ll talk to everybody and
see what they want to do."
Rule returns at Punchestown
Grand National hero Rule The World will clearly
not be resting on his laurels quiet yet as he makes
a quick reappearance in the Growise Champion Novice
Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday.
Mouse Morris Aintree hero had incredibly failed
to win over fences before tackling the big green ones
in Liverpool yet that failed to stop him claiming an
He reverts to novice company as this is his final
chance to do so, although owner Michael O Leary
had stated in the aftermath of the horse s National
win that he could be retired.
Willie Mullins runs Outlander, while Gordon Elliott
saddles Noble Endeavor.
A tendon injury to Don Cos-
sack has forced the Cheltenham
hero on to the sidelines and out
of this week s Punchestown Gold
Cup, owners Gigginstown House
Stud have confirmed.
Furthermore, connections have
admitted that although they are
hopeful he can return to the race-
course next season, "if he s not
100 per cent, we won t be doing
it."The brilliant Gordon Elliott-
trained nine-year-old was due to
line up in the Bibby Financial Serv-
ices Ireland Punchestown Gold
Cup on Wednesday against Cue
Don Cossack s problem was dis-
covered on Sunday morning once
the Gigginstown House Stud-
owned chaser returned from a
workout on the gallops.
Eddie O Leary, racing manager
for Gigginstown, told Press Asso-
ciation Sport: "He will be treated
with the aim to bring him back.
If all goes well, that will be the
plan, but if he isn t 100 per cent
(fit), we won t be doing it.
"Unfortunately, he won t now
be getting his planned summer
holiday as he ll be recuperating.
"It s only a small leg (injury),
but with tendon injuries it may as
well be a big one.
"He s won us a Gold Cup, and
it could have happened before that,
so we ve at least that to be thankful
"The same thing happened to
War Of Attrition (2006 Gold Cup
winner)---we never seem to get
them back for a second Gold Cup.
"It s a terrible blow for Gordon,
who is a tremendous trainer and
has done an unbelievable job with
him---he s had a fantastic season."
In what was being billed as the
race of the week at Punchestown,
Don Cossack was due to renew
rivalry with Aintree winner Cue
Card, who crashed out when bang
in contention for the Gold Cup.
Vautour, the third possible big
name originally earmarked for the
same Punchestown contest, had
already been switched to an alter-
native event 24 hours earlier, leav-
ing Cue Card now the 1/2 favourite
with Sky Bet ahead of Don Poli at
11/2 and Djakadam at 6/1.
Paul Midgley has wasted no time in snapping up
Pat Smullen to replace the retired Joseph O Brien on
Monsieur Joe in tomorrow s Woodlands Stakes at Naas.
Midgley is a regular visitor to Ireland with his good
sprinters and has often employed the services of O Brien
when he was available.
With the former champion jockey now training, Ire-
land s current champion has been booked with the hope
of cementing a relationship going forwards.
"He won t be lacking from the saddle, anyway," said
"It s simple, wherever you go you want the best avail-
able and there s no doubt Pat falls into that category.
Hopefully we can build a relationship.
"As for Joe, it s a pity Newbury was off last weekend
as I d have liked to have got a run into him, but he can
go well fresh.
"He s in good form and I can t see the ground being
quicker than good. He did win on quickish ground at
York last year, but he prefers to get his toe in as they
just come back to him that much quicker. It looks a
very tight race on paper but there are no easy Listed
races. However, I must admit it looks stronger than I
thought it would be.
"He was excellent all year last season and he doesn t
appear to have regressed at home."
Sprint king Eddie Lynam saddles two big hopes in
Moviesta, a Group Three winner last season, and Fort
The veteran Maarek is having his third run of the sea-
son, Jim Bolger runs Flight Risk and Willie McCreery
steps Shrill up in class, with Aidan O Brien represented
by The Happy Prince. (AP)
Channon to score with Tiger
11.00 Tigerwolf (nap)
1.30 Copper Knight (ew)
Tendon injury for Don Cossack Midgley turns to Smullen
Doubles up for Brown, Levey
Bocca Baciata Survives Scare
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