Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 14th 2016 Contents VANCOUVER---Barbadian Rico Walcott
made the most of his downtime from
Northlands Park by partnering with
favourite Snuggles, to win the feature
CAN$50 000 Emerald Downs Handicap at
Hastings racetrack on Sunday.
The four-time defending champion at
Northlands, Walcott has also had rich stakes
success here in the past and he extended
that trend by guiding the three-year-old
chestnut filly to a 1-1/2 length victory over
the three-year-old fillies in a time of one
minute, 17:39 seconds.
Going 6-1/2 furlongs, Colleen s Diamond
duelled with Omi, with Walcott and Snuggles
stalking back in fourth as the race headed
along the backstretch.
Walcott then rallied the filly entering the
stretch turn and she responded well, even-
tually overhauling the leader Colleen s Dia-
"She kind of backed out of it early," Walcott
said afterward. "You just can t leave her alone
so I kept after her. She finally responded
when I switched the whip to my left hand."
The win was the third straight added-
money win for Snuggles including the second
in as any months following her score in the
Ross McLeod Stakes in May, also under Wal-
The weekend was a successful one for
Walcott as he scored with a double at North-
lands on Saturday s eight-race card.
He won with 3-1 chance Norm s Big Bus
in a 3-1/2 furlong sprint in race three and
returned to capture race eight over six furlongs
with 2-1 bet Kingoftherockies in a front-
Walcott sits second in the Northlands
standings on 19 wins, three behind six-time
former champion Quincy Welch.
Husbands rides double
but Nelson takes feature
WINNIPEG---Barbadian Chris Husbands
won twice but was upstaged by Jamaican
Tyrone Nelson who partnered with
favourite Girl Boss to win the day s feature,
the Can$25 000 La Verendrye Stakes, at
Assiniboia Downs on Saturday.
The 2014 champion scored in race two
with favourite Deadly Black Eagle and
returned in race five to win with 2-1 bet Dixie
However, Nelson captured the day s big
prize when he narrowly edged out the field
with four-year-old chestnut filly Girl Boss,
beating the three-year-old and upward fillies
and mares over six furlongs.
Three-to-once chance Wooodlandsway
posted the early fractions with 22.80 seconds
for the quarter and 46.20 for the half-mile,
as Nelson stalked with Girl Boss from sec-
Once in the stretch, Dance Affair with
rookie Barbadian Antonio Whitehall led briefly
but Nelson successfully challenged to pick
up the running and reach the wire three-
quarters of a length clear of 6-1 chance Can t
Use Nellie. (CMC)
Parys Mountain could well overcome
inexperience and prove a surprise package
for the group two Coventry Stakes over
six furlongs of good to soft Royal Ascot
this afternoon, when the 2016 five-day(s)
fixture kicks off with great expectations
for trainer Charles Hills and his famous
Farringdon stables, based in Lambourn,
will be represented at the highest level in
several high-profile races; Magical Memory
is set for the six furlongs Golden Jubilee
and Cotai Glory is in the form of his life,
good enough to figure prominently in the
Kings Stand , that famous dash over the
Neither can justify serious bets but ground
conditions shouldn t be at issue; by the
same token betting will be at a premium
and so be really patient because mine will
be all about about sorting out three or four
specials during this long, tough, week.
Of course colossal rain(s) during the last
few days have dampened the spirits of sev-
eral aspirants but in-form Hills is adamant
his team will be competitive; last year
Muharaah was an exciting, unchallenged,
winner of the newly-instituted Common-
wealth Cup for three-year-olds over six
furlongs. A true great which went onto win
group one races, July Cup, and Haydock
Sprint, he s now at stud, and doing well!
It s a brave shout to contest the opening
day juvenile feature with once-raced Parys
Mountain but this Dark Angel colt looked
a potential class act a fortnight ago, beaten
just over a length by another newcomer,
Thunder Snow, in similar conditions at
Leicester; two-year-old races are often
recognised as way above average at the Mid-
lands track, some real beauts have debuted
there from high-class yards. Stoute, Cecil,
Hannon always knew they needed to send
a good un for successful ventures.
Parys Mountain is expected to become a
genuine classic prospect, a good reason why
Barry concurred with my solid opinion that
this Dark Angel colt is right up to scratch;
I ll bet he reverses placings with his recent
Toormore made a successful juvenile
debut three years ago, at Leicester!
This Arakan horse acts best on an easy
surface, he ll be ridden by William Buick
in the opening Queen Anne Stakes down
the straight mile; it will be a sight to behold,
Toormore has a long, devouring, stride and
the racing family Hannon is confident he s
never been better.
Running in tandem will be a seven-race
programme on good to firm Thirsk where
Malakky, despite a wide draw, ought to win
the Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs; what
beats him will win and we ve had a word
for newcomer, Takafol!
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Marks Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
05PARSONMAN 2 3 4 3 12
15SICKWOMAN3 1 6 5 15
18WATERBOAT 2 9 4 1 16
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27 LITTLESNAKE 3 5 3 2 13
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 1 1 6 8 16
30HOUSECAT 9 3 4 3 19
31PARSONWIFE6 3 2 2 13
34BLINDMAN 5 4 2 4 15
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Monday, June 13, 2016
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35 6.30 pm
13 (Crapaud) 6.30 pm
10 (Monkey) 10.30 am
30 (House Cat) 4 pm
16 (Jamette) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
15 (Sick Woman)
28 (Red Fish)
34 (Blind Man)
Tudhope ruled out of Royal Ascot
Danny Tudhope is to miss at least the first four
days of Royal Ascot after failing to recover from a
back problem sustained from a fall at York last
Despite riding out for trainer David O'Meara at
the weekend, the 33-year-old, who suffered the set-
back when he parted company with Areen in a
Listed race at the Dante meeting, will be back in ac-
tion on Saturday at the earliest.
Tudhope returned to action at Haydock on May
28 but suffered more discomfort, forcing him back
on to the sidelines.
Should Tudhope not make it back for Saturday, it
would be the second season in succession he has
been absent at the Royal meeting after he missed
out last year with a broken bone in a hand.
His agent Laura Way said: "We are getting there,
it just needs a little bit more time.
"Whether or not he gets back for Saturday, we
are not sure at the moment.
"He did ride out Saturday morning but he was
just a tiny bit sore when he stood up. He has got a
bulge on one of the discs that presses on the nerve
so they know what it is to treat.
"When it is a back injury you have to be comfort-
able everything is 100 per cent. Hopefully he is not
going to be too far away, just there is no point rush-
ing it for a few days to end up missing two months
of the summer."
Unsafe ground ends Thirsk action
Thirsk's card on Monday afternoon was called off
after three races when conditions were deemed too
slippery to continue.
The North Yorkshire circuit was due to stage an
eight-race card, but officials were forced to call off
proceedings after just three races.
While there were no serious incidents in the first
two races, Deben was a faller in the third and a del-
egation of officials, trainers and jockeys decided af-
terwards that racing could not continue.
Clerk of the James Sanderson said: "The ground
is officially good to firm, good in places, but unfortu-
nately we had a drizzly morning and that hasn't
"The surface is just too slippery to be safe in one
or two areas.
"Obviously there was the faller in the last race
and Jamie Spencer, who won the first two races,
felt his horse slip slightly after the line after winning
"The jockeys have been very pragmatic about it."
Thirsk are also due to stage racing on Tuesday af-
ternoon. An inspection has been called for
0830(BST) in the morning.
Sanderson said: "We'll be spiking and watering
the track tonight and one or two other things as
"We'll do our best to make sure racing goes
High hopes for Al Shahaniya
A review of the action from Carlisle, where Adam
McNamara claimed a double with victories aboard
Al Shahaniya and In My Place.
Trainer John Quinn expects Al Shahaniya to go on
to bigger and better things after opening her ac-
count for the campaign at Carlisle.
Owned by the powerful Al Shaqab Racing team,
the daughter of Zoffany won two of her three
starts as a juvenile last season and looked in need
of the run on her return to action at Carlisle last
Ridden by talented apprentice Adam McNamara
in the British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Handicap, Al
Shahaniya travelled well throughout and picked up
in fine style in the final furlong to score by a length
and a quarter from Popsies Joy.
Quinn said of the 12/1 chance: "I'm delighted.
She's a lovely filly with a lovely pedigree and it's
great to get another win into her.
"She probably just got a bit tired last time and I
was very pleased with her going into this race.
Mountain' to climb!
10.05 Parys Mountain
1.45 Malakky (nap)
Walcott wins feature at Hastings with late run
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