Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 4th 2016 Contents Miss Sugars looks a tasty proposition
for a five-runner nursery over seven fur-
longs of Newcastle Tapeta tonight, where
a seven-race programme should prove a
huge attraction for Northern racegoers;
it's the best all-weather track on our plan-
et!No bends, no draw bias, no reason not
to engage confidently, betting on this unique
Michael Dickinson-created surface, also laid
at Wolverhampton which, coincidentally, is
running in tandem!
When Gosforth Park was dug up it felt
like a blow in the solar plexus; that mar-
vellous preserve of centuries old turf pro-
vided a genuine test for thoroughbreds with
a stiff uphill climb throughout the last six
furlongs and established, experienced, train-
ers loved it.
Notwithstanding much protestation the
executive persisted in firm knowledge that'
the North' badly needed an AWR facility
and the old, somewhat weary, venue was
dug up and given a face-lift; within a year
it was reopened, green grass replaced by an
orange, pristine surface.
Trepidation was soon replaced by appre-
ciation and following several meetings crowd
attendances and opinions from jockeys,
trainers, and others directly concerned, have
been glowing, 'thumbs up' without doubt.
As mentioned previously Gosforth Park
now represents an opportunity for punters
because there is no hiding place; the wheat
will be sorted out from the chaff , especially
up the straight. To date there hasn't been
a slowly-run race and as a consequence so
many 'no-hopers' have been nigh on tailed
off.Providing sufficient investment is main-
tained Newcastle could well host a bonanza
fixture capable of competing with the Breed-
ers' Cup and you read that first, in this col-
With Newcastle United, managed by
Rafael Benitez, favourites to be promoted
from the Championship, this area smacks
of buoyancy and hope; jobs will be created,
One of two declarations made by New-
market trainer, David Simcock, a confirmed
'all-weatherite' and a class act, Miss Sugars
looks gilt-edged on the back of a third at
Newmarket five days ago and booking of
talented 7lbs apprentice, Sophie Killloran,
is a plus. Every pound will count in the
closing stages because this is a long way
for two-year-olds in early August.
Half an hour later once-raced Mere Brow
is worth chancing at inflated odds for a
Maiden Stakes over six furlongs.
Ann Duffield's charge is advantaged by
a 5lbs fillies' allowance.
The Amber Fort made an encouraging
debut on polytrack thirty-eight days back
and John Gosden has unearthed a good
opportunity in the Maiden Stakes over six
furlongs at Dunstall Park; he'll be a price!
Thursday, August 4, 2016 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
r ( st rs y)
10.30 am 7-25
6.30 pm 28-5
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 2 4 6 4 16
15SICKWOMAN5 3 7 5 20
18WATERBOAT 3 8 4 2 17
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 5 5 3 16
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 2 1 6 9 18
30HOUSECAT 9 5 7 5 26
31PARSONWIFE6 4 2 3 15
34BLINDMAN 6 4 2 4 16
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: WEDNESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10.30 am 2
26 6.30 pm
21 (Mouth) 6.30 pm
15 (Sick Woman) 10.30 am
28 (Red Fish) 4 pm
23 (House) 1 pm
( st rs y)
31 (Parson Wife)
4 (Dead man)
2 (Old Lady)
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Mahmood Al Zarooni has instructed his solicitors to
investigate the soundness of the eight-year ban im-
posed on him by the British Horseracing Authority.
The former Godolphin trainer was found guilty of ad-
ministering anabolic steroids to 15 horses in his care at
a BHA hearing three years ago and admitted to all
breaches of the rules.
Al Zarooni's latest move comes after trainer Jim
Best's guilty verdict relating to non-trier charges was
quashed after it emerged the chairman of the discipli-
nary panel at his original hearing, solicitor Matthew
Lohn, was engaged by the BHA on other matters, giv-
ing rise to claims of an appearance of bias in favour of
the governing body.
The BHA said that while there was "no suggestion of
any actual bias" in the case, the non-disclosure of
Lohn's other work "created an appearance of bias", and
a rehearing was announced.
Lohn also chaired Al Zarooni's disciplinary panel hear-
ing in April 2013.
The disgraced former trainer's solicitor Harry Stew-
art-Moore, who also represents Best, confirmed to
Press Association Sport that Al Zarooni had asked him
to look into his case.
However, the BHA's media manager Robin Mounsey
revealed that Lohn started advising the ruling body on
other matters from October 2013 and that Al Zarooni's
hearing took place six months earlier.
Mounsey said: "The first approach was made to
Matthew Lohn in October 2013 to provide advice on is-
sues unrelated to his work as a disciplinary panel mem-
"While we have had no contact as yet from Mah-
mood Al Zarooni's solicitors, the fact is that the case in-
volving Al Zarooni was heard prior to this date.
"The BHA recently announced that it has written to
a number of individuals who were party to one of
seven disciplinary cases where there might be grounds
to claim an appearance of bias (although no suggestion
of actual bias) in the panel hearing those cases.
"These were cases in which Matthew Lohn sat as a
member of the BHA's disciplinary panel following his in-
struction by the BHA in October 2013.
"The BHA took this action having taken advice from
leading counsel Ian Mill QC."
Br t s ssy w s t t
A review of Wednesday's meeting at Pontefract as
British Embassy won for David Loughnane.
David Loughnane intends to turn British Embassy
out quickly after the top weight put up a thoroughly
game performance to capture the Jayne And Steve
Robinson---Your Local Bookmaker Handicap at Ponte-
PJ McDonald set a strong pace from the outset on
the four-year-old and the 100-30 shot kept pulling out
more in the straight as the well-backed Mime Dance
tried to get past.
British Embassy would not be denied and foiled the
gamble on the 7-4 favourite by half a length.
The leading pair pulled eight lengths clear of John
Caesar in third.
Similar tactics were employed by Stars Over The
Sea, who was rewarded for his fine run at Glorious
Goodwood to land the tiesplanet.com---Ladies Love
Guys In Ties Handicap.
Third behind his Mark Johnston-trained stablemate
Fire Fighting eight days earlier, the five-year-old was al-
ways in command under Joe Fanning, the 10-11
favourite pulling clear to romp home by five lengths
The Les Eyre-trained Sandra's Secret (15-2) got first
run on her rivals in the hands of David Allan in the five-
furlong dash for the Chaplins Club Handicap to claim
just the second victory of her career.
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Lumiere will drop back down to six furlongs following
her dismal display in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville on
Last season's Cheveley Park Stakes heroine trailed
home last of 16 runners on her return to action in the
1000 Guineas, but got her career back on track with a
stunning victory in a Listed event at Newmarket's July
Mark Johnston's charge returned to the highest level
in France at the weekend, but after racing prominently,
she weakened quickly in the closing stages and finished
ninth of 10 runners in the one-mile Group One.
Lumiere is now in the frame for a potential tilt at the
Haydock Sprint Cup, for which she will have to be sup-
plemented, on September 3.
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Don't 'Miss' a sweet success!
1.55 The amber Fort
255 Miss Sugars (nap)
3.3 Mere Brow
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