Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 4th 2016 Contents Laugh Aloud is a confident nap for a
three-year-old Maiden Stakes over a mile
of good to soft Windsor tonight when the
Berkshire course, close to its famous Royal
Castle, will be packed to the rafters with
City-ites descending from the River Thames
boats and by road, aboard land taxis!
Always a frenetic scene, one I ve expe-
rienced on so many occasions at a track
which facilitates punters with friendly race
programmes. Down the years we have expe-
rienced plenty of reward and expect Laugh
Aloud to go one better under James Doyle.
John Gosden has signalled a reseurgence
in the last few days, get ready for a serious
surge from the champion trainer who needs
to up his game to catch Aidan O Brien, top
of the list by virtue of only TWELVE win-
ners, from sixty-one runners.
Big John is second having sent out fifty
firsts (from 272). As you can appreciate this
championship is based on fiscal accumu-
lation, which is ludicrous to the extreme.
There again it is based on a full calendar
year whereas our jockeys championship
stretches through five and a half months,
April 30 to October 15!
"Too many chiefs and not enough Indi-
ans" springs to mind but, of course, it s out
of my hands. Mine is to supply consistent
success for readers. On the time-handicap
Laugh Aloud is clear best-in and should
make all the running. Hopefully, that will
also be the case with Roger Varian-trained
Fool To Cry, one of six decs in the Claiming
Stakes over ten furlongs.
These are difficult races to analyse but
Fool to Cry, pitched at £12000 sale price,
is also clearly the best and could be a decent
purchase. Varian obviously believes his
charge wil be claimed for the aforementioned
amount, better than entering the forthcom-
ing Newmarket July Sales which involves a
lot of expense and time. Fool To Cry is con-
sistent, and progressive, what more could
anyone want for only twelve grand?
There are also turf-flat fixtures scheduled
for Ripon and Ayr where Richard Fahey-
trained Carson City looks a gilt-edged each-
way punt on a good to soft surface in the
opening two-year-old Maiden Stakes over
six furlongs. Rest of the seven-race card
comprises SIX handicaps.
Bookmakers are running horse-racing in
the United Kingdom.
Monday, July 4, 2016 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am 15-17
6.30 pm 11-5
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 2 4 5 4 15
15SICKWOMAN4 3 6 5 18
18WATERBOAT 2 8 4 2 16
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 5 4 2 14
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 2 1 6 9 18
30 HOUSE CAT
31PARSONWIFE6 4 1 3 14
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to Saturday, July 2, 2016
10.30 am 7
12 6.30 pm
29 (Opium Man) 6.30 pm
29 (Opium Man) 10.30 am
30 (House Cat) 4 pm
31 (Parson Wife) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
Laugh Aloud at Windsor
9.45 CARSON CITY
3.05 FOOL TO CRY
4.35 LAUGH ALOUD
My Dream Boat
off until autumn
Clive Cox is hoping My Dream Boat can bounce
back in the autumn after the Coral-Eclipse Stakes
came a little too soon from his victory at Royal
The game winner of the Prince of Wales's Stakes
just 17 days earlier found the Sandown mile-and-a-
quarter showpiece a step too far, putting in a below-
par performance in finishing fifth behind Hawkbill.
Cox will now give the four-year-old a break, with
the ultimate objective being the Qipco Champion
Stakes at Ascot in October.
"It was below what we hoped, but giving 11lb to
the three-year-olds at this time of year can be diffi-
cult and especially if they're progressive types," said
the Lambourn trainer.
"It was a combination of that and running back
the short-enough distance between Ascot and
Sandown. It just told, but he's fine.
day it just came soon enough after Ascot and sadly
we weren't to know until we turned up on Satur-
He added: "We'll just give him a chance to gather
himself back together and we'll be looking at an au-
"I'd like to think we could finish up with the Cham-
pion Stakes. He'll run again somewhere before that,
which we will decide over the next few weeks.
"That will be the hope for the end of the year."
Harzand ready to go 'upwards'
Dermot Weld's dual Derby hero Harzand is cur-
rently enjoying a mid-term break before being pre-
pared for an autumn campaign.
The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly in
October, for which he is second-favourite at around
6-1, is the long-term objective for the Aga Khan-
owned colt, winner of the Epsom and Irish Derbies.
"Harzand has enjoyed an easy week and was rid-
den out yesterday for the first time," said Weld.
"He's on his holidays and it's onwards and up-
Conqueror of US Army Ranger at Epsom, the son
of Sea The Stars became the 18th horse to win
both races when seeing off Idaho (third at Epsom)
at the Curragh.
He is the fifth horse to win the two Classics for
the Aga Khan after Shergar (1981), Shahrastani
(1986), Kahyasi (1989) and Sinndar (2000).
Endless Time is set to bid for the Red and White
Rose double after taking the Bet365 Lancashire
Oaks at Haydock Park.
Charlie Appleby-trained daughter of Sea The
Stars progressed through the ranks last season,
winning four of her five starts, and showed that she
will have even more to offer with her first Group-
Conditions at the Merseyside track were testing,
and James Doyle opted to keep his mount reason-
ably prominent behind the slow early pace.
Striking for home two furlongs out, the response
from the 11/4 favourite could hardly have been de-
scribed as immediate, but she knuckled down well
to the challenge and kept on to hold off the plug-
ging-on Furia Cruzada by half a length, with long-
time leader Loving Things close up in third.
Yorkshire Oaks on the Knavesmire next month
could be on the cards for Godolphin's four-year-old
filly, after she overcame a 258-day absence to take
Doyle said: "She'd been off a long time and that
had to be a worry. At the three-furlong marker the
German horse (Nightflower) held me in and then I
got held on the inside but I wasn't that worried as
she has a good turn of pace. She doesn't do a whole
lot when she gets to the front but it worked out
Charlie Appleby believes
Hawkbill could be even better
stepping up to a mile and a half
following his epic victory in
the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown
While next month s Jud-
dmonte International at York or
the Irish Champion Stakes at
Leopardstown in September are
possible targets, going over fur-
ther is something the Godolphin
team are relishing.
Appleby said: "Potentially in
time a step forward could be a
mile and a half, stepping up in
trip---we re confident he d get
the mile and a half. He saw the
trip out well at Ascot in soft
ground and we saw the best of
him in the last two furlongs at
"First and foremost we ll see
how he comes out of the race.
He s had a nice race at Ascot,
then he s had to battle away yes-
"It s the timing more than
anything. We don t want to rush
him back if he s not ready.
"Equally, he s doing so well
at a mile and a quarter at the
moment there s a possibility he ll
stay at that trip and go for the
Juddmonte International or the
Irish Champion. Those races are
there for consideration.
"We could eke out a bit more
improvement stepping him up
in trip, but he s more than capa-
ble of holding his own at a mile
and a quarter at this moment
"I think it s an ace up his
sleeve that he can handle those
(soft) conditions, but he s a Kit-
ten s Joy colt and an extremely
good mover. He s an athlete.
"I d be confident a sounder
surface should suit him better."
Hawkbill s victory gave jockey
William Buick a resounding
send-off as he now has to sit
out a 30-day suspension handed
to him by the French stewards.
However, Appleby feels
Godolphin are blessed with their
team of riders including James
Doyle and Australian-based New
Zealander James McDonald, who
is enjoying a stint on these
The Newmarket trainer told
At The Races: "William gave
Hawkbill a fantastic ride, as he
always does. It was great for
William to take his break now
on the back of that and hopefully
he can go and can enjoy his hol-
"We ve got important times
ahead - the July meeting (at
Newmarket) and Goodwood and
we re very lucky.
"We have James Doyle and
it s well-documented now that
James McDonald is over to help
us through the summer and he s
a valuable part of the team."
Hawkbill was not Godolphin s
only big-race winner on Satur-
day as Endless Time took the
Group Two bet365 Lancashire
Oaks at Haydock on her seasonal
debut with Doyle in the saddle.
"She delighted us. We were
confident she was going to put
up a big performance," said
"She certainly appreciates soft
ground, but for her first start of
the season, soft and heavy in
places wasn t ideal.
"They went steady which
suited in her those conditions
and she ground it out well.
"She s a filly we ll look to the
Yorkshire Oaks now."
No trip fears for Hawkbill
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