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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, August 6, 2016
Under: (Last Saturday)
10.30 am 27-1
6.30 pm 6-12
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
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 4 8 4 2 18
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 5 2 3 16
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Friday, August 5, 2016
10.30 am 1
3 6.30 pm
23 (House) 6.30 pm
34 (Blind Man) 10.30 am
4 (Dead Man) 4 pm
31 (Parson Wife) 1 pm
4 (Dead Man)
29 (Opium Man)
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
5 (Parson Man)
Menai is strongly-fancied to reverse
placings with Catchment in the Maiden
Stakes over six furlongs of Lingfield poly-
track tonight, will he?
Charles Hills charge was beaten two
necks by tenacious Tanasoq at Salisbury a
fortnight ago; this surface is just what Menai
needs, of that I m convinced, and it s one
of two reasons for believing the Dark Angel
gelding will come out better and make it
seventh time lucky.
Also Steve Drowne is back on board; the
veteran rode Menai when he was just out-
gunned and caught close home at the Wilt-
shire venue, achieving a career-best time-
figure in the process, over seven.
Catchment is blinkered for the first time
and mount of Jimmy Quinn, considerably
inferior to Jim Crowley on our handicap,
Incidentally Menai is officially rated 77,
4lbs superior to Catchment but this is by
no means a two-horse race; only a pound
inferior is Canford Lilli from the in-form
yard of Eve Johnson Houghton. Many will
play this Canford Cliffs filly each-way with
three places available.
Despite the high-profile races elsewhere
this is definitely the best and most intriguing
race of another ridiculously overwhelming
day with the annual six-race, too-difficult,
Shergar Cup meeting taking centre stage
and kicking off SEVEN scheduled pro-
Earlier at the popular Surrey venue, which
will be packed out, Flawed Diamond appears
to have been found an outstanding oppor-
tunity in the eight-runner nursery over six
If my time-handicap computation is any-
thing like accurate Karl Burke s charge should
win a minute and I ll back Flawed Diamond
in an each-way treble with Menai and Wigan
Warrior, one of eight decs in a 2-y-o Maid-
en Stakes over seven furlongs of good to
soft Ayr where, incidentally, extreme weath-
er is forecast.
Wigan Warrior has improved considerably
for extra distance, just denied in a tight
finish three weeks ago under Jamie Spencer
at massive odds; expect him to go one bet-
ter.As for the three-timer make sure they
all run before placing your bet but, there
again, it s part of the daily patent, your
safety valve for long-term profit.
It s laborious, far from exciting, but judge
it every month, not daily and stick with it,
through thick and thin!
Charlie Appleby is of the opinion only victory
will suffice for Scottish in the Betfred Rose of
Lancaster Stakes at Haydock today if he is to
form part of his team to take to Australia later
in the year.
Having missed an outing at Glorious Goodwood
after meeting with a setback, the four-year-old,
who joined the Newmarket handler from Andrew
Balding over the winter, will look to follow up his
recent Listed success at Newbury with a win in
the Group Three event.
Should all go to plan in the mile-and-a-quarter
contest on Merseyside, then a potential trip Down
Under in the autumn could become a reality for
the son of Teofilo.
Appleby said: "I am very pleased with him
going into this race. He pulled a muscle, that is
why he missed Goodwood, but he goes into this
race fit and well. The trip and ground is there to
suit him. He is potentially a specialist over that
distance and he won nicely at Newbury over it.
"Hopefully this a stepping stone towards going
to Australia with him, but he will need to win to
justify going there."
Foundation, one of two runners in the race for
trainer John Gosden alongside Royal Artillery, will
make his first start since undergoing a gelding
operation carried out after his disappointing display
in the French Derby as he bids to get his career
back on track.
While last season s Royal Lodge Stakes winner
is without a victory to his name this season, the
son of Zoffany has been placed in both the Craven
Harry Herbert, racing manager to owners High-
clere Thoroughbred Racing, said: "In France he
really disappointed all connections.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Arab Spring
makes his first start since finishing second in last
year s Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown 436
With the six-year-old s regular partner Ryan
Moore taking a break, Andrea Atzeni steps in for
the ride of the 2014 winner of the Duke of Edin-
burgh Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Atzeni said: "It looks a good ride to get and I
am very lucky to get the ride. He has been off for
over 400 days, but it looks to be quite an open
The field is completed by recent Glorious Good-
wood winner Fire Fighting from the yard of Mark
Johnston, the Richard Fahey-trained Gabrial and
Bazooka, who is the representative of David Flood.
Capri motors to Tipperary success
Smart prospect Capri took his record to two
wins from three starts with an all-the-way victory
in the Listed Coolmore Canford Cliffs Stakes at
Just six days on from breaking through at the
Galway Festival, the Aidan O Brien-trained young-
ster was strongly supported in the market and
went off the 8-11 favourite.
Seamie Heffernan bustled him into an early
lead and he was never to relinquish it, first seeing
off Right Honourable early in the straight before
keeping going to account for the strong-finishing
Boyfriend Brian by two lengths.
O Brien said: "He s a nice horse and is still a
baby, but is coming forward lovely. He had a lovely
first run and Seamus was very happy with him
"We don t have to be in a panic with him now
and he is a nice natured, solid and straightforward
horse. He could have a Futurity entry, a National
Stakes entry or we could miss those and have a
little bit of time and go for the Beresford Stakes
and Racing Post Trophy. He knows a lot now."
Heffernan said: "It wasn t ideal making his own
running, but he s a nice, big horse.
"We went a good gallop and it would have taken
a good one to get past me."
2.10 Wigan Warrior (ew)
2.20 Flawed Diamond (nap)
Idomeneo (9) ridden by jockey Ronald Ali, centre, won the opening race on Day 27 in honour of Venice "Pappy" Richards during
Emancipation Day Racing programme at Santa Rosa Park in Arima. PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Time' to bet like 'Men!
ENGLISH RACING BRIEFS
Scottish eyes Australian trip
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