Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 11th 2016 Contents A50
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am 9-1
1 pm 16-4
4 pm 12-6
6.30 pm 20-12
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 1 6 4 14
18WATERBOAT 2 8 4 1 15
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 5 3 1 12
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 0 0 6 7 13
30HOUSECAT 8 3 2 2 15
31PARSONWIFE6 2 1 2 11
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10.30 am 5
11 6.30 pm
19 (Horse) 6.30 pm
25 (Morocoy) 10.30 am
20 (Dog) 4 pm
18 (Water Boat) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
27 (Little Snake)
31 (Parson Wife)
30 (House Cat)
31 (Parson Wife)
Grand National winner Rule The
World has been retired.
The Mouse Morris-trained nine-
year-old became the first novice to
win the great race since 1958 when
propelling jockey David Mullins into
the limelight at Aintree last month.
Having twice fractured his pelvis in
his younger days, connections felt it
would be asking too much of the horse
to continue under big weights in hand-
icaps having proved he was not quite
up to Grade One level.
He completed a great 2015-16 sea-
son for his owners, Gigginstown House
Stud, who also landed the Cheltenham
Gold Cup with Don Cossack.
Eddie O Leary, racing manager for
Gigginstown, said: "He s been a fan-
"He s perfectly sound, which is the
main thing, but because of his previous
pelvic injuries, we didn t want to send
him back to Aintree with a big weight,
that wouldn t have been fair on him.
"He provided us with our first Grand
National and we ll never forget him.
"Now he can go back to Giggin-
stown House and have a happy retire-
Mattmu is strongly-fancied by the York-
shire racing family Easterby to gain reward
for tremendous consistency on the famous
Knavesmire this afternoon; one of twelve
decs for the £120,000 Duke Of York
Stakes over six furlongs, an outstanding
opening day attraction for a highly-pres-
tigious Dante meeting, named after the
Northern-trained Epsom Derby winner.
Three glorious sessions, hopefully the sun
will continue to shine through till Friday
and Mattmu can enlighten proceedings as
he bids to put his name firmly on the map;
victory would guarantee the Indesatchel
colt a stallion career and wouldn t you want
to send a mare to this winner of five races
and placed in nine others from fifteen starts?
It involves reversing recent placing with
Magical Memory, decisive winner of the
group three Abernant over a similar distance
at Newmarket last month, despite winning
by only two necks from Tupi and Mattmu;
the last-named can do much better.
On my time-handicap Mattmu ran several
pounds below his career-best mark,
achieved when finishing four lengths third
to Mecca s Angel and the fantastic USA-
trained Acapulco, in the group one Nun-
thorpe last August, over five furlongs, on
That s significant, so many thoroughbreds
don t act on this unique track which has
a daunting lead up from stables over the
far side and a paddock which resembles a
sauna, or indeed a seething cauldron, when
it s hot, which is forecast.
Mattmu should be too good for Magical
Memory and top-weight Twilight Son, a
Henry Candy-trained Kyllachy colt which
is burdened with a 5lbs penalty for winning
the group one Haydock Sprint last Sep-
tember; there are others, it s a wonderful
dash and so exciting because this is the
ultimate test of my time-handicap.
Racing Research Computer champion
jockey, David Allan, has ridden Mattmu in
twelve of his last thirteen outings; he got
his reward for magnificence last year and
Tim Easterby knows he s so lucky to have
such a talented, reliable, stable jockey.
Running in tandem will be a seven-race
all-weather fixture on Lingfield polytrack
which concludes with a bid by Muatadel
to make it sixth time lucky in the three-
y-o Maiden Stakes over six furlongs, drawn
Richard Kingscote, a former computer
champion and a class act, rides Mark John-
ston s charge for the first time; enough
boxes are ticked for a nap selection.
Expect a 'Matt' finish!
3.30 El Torito
Rule The World has been retired
Rule The World has
been retired to
Michael O Callaghan has big plans for Now
Or Never after the filly ran out an impressive
winner of the Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas
Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday.
The Curragh handler is looking forward to
running the daughter of Bushranger in the Tat-
tersalls 1,000 Guineas at his local track on May
21.After she has taken her chance in the fillies
Classic, he will look at the Coronation Stakes at
Royal Ascot and then the Coolmore Fastnet Rock
Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in September.
"She is so laid back and doesn t show you
much at home.
"She hasn t fully come in her coat and I expect
her to improve again. She is a big filly with lots
of scope," said O Callaghan, speaking at the
launch of the 2016 Irish Flat Racing Season.
"She has the Guineas ahead of her and possibly
the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, but if I
had to pick a race that is made for her, it would
be the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at
Leopardstown on Longines Irish Champions
Jim Bolger expects Turret Rocks to strip much
fitter at the Curragh than in the English Guineas
at Newmarket, where she was sixth to Minding.
"I probably left her a little short for Newmarket
and there is more to come from her," said the
Dermot Weld reports Tanaza to be highly
unlikely to take her chance in the Irish 1,000
and could step her up in distance.
The Dubawi filly defeated Newmarket heroine
Minding on her racecourse debut at Leopardstown
last June but ended her juvenile campaign when
fourth to the Aidan O Brien-trained filly in the
Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.
Bolger has Sanus fitness worry
Jim Bolger is facing a race against time to
get Sanus Per Aquam fit enough for a crack at
the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Cur-
ragh on Saturday.
Last season s Dewhurst Stakes third suffered
a setback, leaving his trainer with less time to
prepare him for the colts Classic.
"Sanus Per Aquam had a setback earlier in the
year and we are chasing a little to get him ready,"
said the Coolcullen handler.
"I only hope I can get him fit enough to do
himself justice. Herald The Dawn is another pos-
sible runner but he has to get over Newmarket
(where he finished eighth in the English Guineas)."
In contrast, Michael O Callaghan reports Blue
De Vega to be primed for action following his
recent reappearance at the Curragh, where he
was second to Awtaad.
"He came out of the Tetrarch Stakes at the
Curragh very well and will improve quite a bit.
All of mine are taking a run this season," said
the Curragh trainer.
Birchwood set for French Guineas
Richard Fahey s Birchwood is set to make
his seasonal reappearance in the French 2000
Guineas at Deauville on Sunday.
The Dark Angel colt had a fruitful juvenile cam-
paign, winning three times including the Group
Two bet365 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket,
while he ran well in defeat behind Aidan O Brien s
Air Force Blue and Hit It A Bomb at the Curragh
and the Breeders Cup respectively.
The Godolphin horse will be ridden by James
Doyle at Deauville, the temporary home of the
Poule d Essai des Poulains while Longchamp is
undergoing a redevelopment.
Fahey told sportinglife.com: "We ve taken our
time with him this spring but he s ready to roll
now and we re looking forward to running him
in France this weekend."
Big plans for Now Or Never
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