Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 25th 2016 Contents Fallon picks up Epsom Derby ride
Kieren Fallon is set to team up with old ally Sir
Michael Stoute to partner Across The Stars in the
Investec Derby at Epsom.
Fallon, 51, was Stoute's principal jockey between
1999 and 2004, riding two Derby winners for the
yard in the shape of 2003 hero Kris Kin and 2004
victor North Light.
Kris Kin was owned by Saeed Suhail, in whose
colours Across The Stars also runs, and Suhail's
racing manager Bruce Raymond is pleased to see
the team reunited.
He said: "Kieren rode him (Across The Stars)
this morning and I gather he will ride him again
when Sir Michael works him tomorrow.
"If he runs in the Derby, I'm sure Kieren Fallon
will ride him. He won on Kris Kin for Saeed Suhail,
so he was very keen to use him and he obviously
has plenty of experience around Epsom."
Across The Stars has won one of his four starts
and was most recently seen when finishing third
in the Lingfield Derby Trial after a slightly troubled
Fallon, a six-times British champion jockey,
recently returned to European action after taking
up a job with Michael O'Callaghan in Ireland having
previously been plying his trade in America.
Found ruled out of Coronation Cup
Found will miss the Queen Elizabeth II
Coronation Cup at Epsom on Friday week
following her run at the weekend.
Last year's Breeders' Cup heroine has already
had three races in 2016, the latest coming on
Sunday when she was second to Fascinating Rock
in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien is likely to give her one
more outing before she has a summer break, with
an autumn campaign then on the agenda.
"I think it is fair to say she will have other plans
after her run on Sunday at the Curragh," said
Coolmore's UK representative Kevin Buckley.
"She will skip Epsom unfortunately and
probably have one more run in the summer, then
we will give her a break and bring her back for an
O'Brien is unlikely to be represented in the
Group One, sponsored by Investec, as his two
other entries, Bondi Beach and Highland Reel, are
also unlikely runners.
Postponed is as short as 4/6 favourite in the
ante-post market to pick up a third Group One
triumph and he had a spin round Epsom during
the 'Breakfast With The Stars' event.
The five-year-old colt delighted his trainer Roger
Varian with the way he handled the switchback
Fandango set for Beverley
Clem Fandango will evoke fond memories of one
of the greatest Hilary Needler Trophy winners of
all time when she runs at Beverley on Saturday.
The two-year-old daughter of Elzaam is trained
in Carluke, South Lanarkshire, by Keith Dalgleish,
who in 2003 steered the great Attraction to a
facile success in the esteemed five-furlong dash
on the Westwood.
Beverley provided the springboard for an
astounding career that saw her win five Group
Ones, including the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket
and the Irish equivalent at the Curragh.
The jockey-turned-trainer now attempts to
return to Beverley winner's enclosure with Clem
Fandango, who is one of 19 possible runners in the
£25,000 Hilary Needler Trophy.
Owned by Middleham Park Racing, she shaped
promisingly when second on her debut over
course and distance in April.
Clem Fandango was then sent to Catterick for a
five-furlong maiden on May 3 and excelled with a
four-and-a-half-length victory under Phillip Makin.
Twin feature on 'A Very British Raceday' at the
attractive East Yorkshire circuit is the £25,000
Brian Yeardley Continental Two-Year-Old Trophy,
won 12 months ago by French Derby runner-up
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Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am 29-31
1 pm 23-25
4 pm 10-13
6.30 pm 18-18
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 8 14
30HOUSECAT 8 3 3 2 16
31PARSONWIFE6 2 1 2 11
34BLINDMAN 3 4 2 3 12
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10.30 am 7
17 6.30 pm
29 (Opium Man) 6.30 pm
22 (Rat) 10.30 am
16 (Jamette 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
18 (Water Boat)
2 (Old Lady)
On The Bill won t need improvement
on a satisfactory debut effort to land the
Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of
Kempton polytrack tonight; another win-
ner for in-form Ed Dunlop?
There was a time when certain restaurants
were virtually no go venues and then sud-
denly it became apparent a new chef had
been employed; they became the in places
and everyone seemed to frequent them.
Is there a new chef at the yard of Dun-
Ed, is son of the one-time Arundel-based
winning machine , John, who retired a few
years ago and hit hard times financially, so
However life is about here and now; Ed
has considerably increased a constant dismal
strike rate during the last three years and
become Internationally respected with suc-
cessful globe-trotting exploits, not to men-
tion impressive home successes.
Watching Ed with that compulsory fag
and a so-relaxed attitude you d wonder if
the process of waking up is a hindrance;
don t be fooled, something has motivated
him and, hopefully, On The Bill continues
the rejuvenation process under champion
jockey, Silvestre de Souza.
Earlier this month On The Bill, a 33/1
shot, went into a lot of notebooks after fin-
ishing a creditable fourth (of 13!) to Wild
Hacked over a mile of Windsor turf; the
time-handicap indicated a good run and
yet this Kylacchy gelding looked in need of
an outing in the paddock beforehand.
Expect On The Bill to improve, and win!
Must find out about that new chef!
Earlier on Lingfield poly trainer Laura
Mongan has found a slot for nine-year-old
Barren Brook in the Selling Stakes over
twelve furlongs which should be akin to
putting the final piece into a jigsaw.
Sellers are often labelled as soft touches,
don t believe it; they are often littered by
aged thoroughbreds which are still useful,
Barren Brook is a splendid example and
you can bet plenty of trainers declined to
declare against him at the 48-hours stage.
There are also jumping fixtures at Newton
Abbot and Market Rasen where top-rated
Lettheriverrundry is massively-fancied for
the Novices Hurdle over two and a quarter
miles, don t oppose!
Bill' to improve Ed's menu!
Japanese sensation A Shin Hikari (9/2)
tore apart a rock-solid field on his Euro-
pean debut to win the Prix d Ispahan at
The Masanori Sakaguchi-trained five-
year-old simply laughed at his rivals, many
of whom possessed Group One-winning
form, in the hands of Yutaka Take.
Vadamos made most of the running, with
A Shin Hikari never far too away in sec-
But once Take and his partner quickened
inside the final two furlongs there was only
ever going to be one winner.
Dariyan, winner of the Prix Ganay on his
last start, at least made an honourable fist
of it, but he was absolutely bossed by A
Shin Hikari, who won by 10 lengths without
his jockey ever getting serious.
Ganay runner-up Silverwave finished
third, a fraction ahead of Vadamos.
My Dream Boat slightly missed the break
for the Clive Cox team, but made encour-
aging late headway to finish sixth.
Yorkshire raider Mondialiste, trained by
David O Meara, was never a factor, with
last season s French Derby winner New Bay
similarly disappointing having been held
up.The Group One over nine furlongs was
won last year by Solow, with Manduro,
Goldikova (twice) and Cirrus Des Aigles also
on the roll of honour, and all roads now
lead to Royal Ascot for the winner.
Sakaguchi confirmed Ascot will be the
next port of call, but was quick to rule A
Shin Hikari out of the Prix de l Arc de Tri-
The trainer said: "He did that very well.
The ground was our only worry, but he won
magnificently. To try running in French
races was the choice of his owners.
"He will run at Ascot and will then return
to Japan as the Arc trip will be too far him."
Sky Bet initially cut A Shin Hikari to 7/2
from 10s for the Prince of Wales s Stakes
but soon went 11/4 and then 9/4 after strong
"You won t see an easier winner of a
Group 1 all season," said Sky Bet s Michael
"Time will tell what the form is worth
and Royal Ascot will ask a new question,
but we ve a new favourite and with very
good reason. Punters wasted no time taking
our initial 7/2."
A Shin Hikari pulverises rivals
9.10 Lettherriverrundry (nap)
12.35 Barren Brook
2.50 On The Bill
Yutaka Take's mount won impressively.
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