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Ryan Moore ruled out himself out of a serious
challenge for the jockeys' title after making a win-
ning comeback from injury at Newmarket.
The three-times champion will focus on the big-
race days rather than go all out to regain the Sto-
bart-sponsored prize he last won in 2009.
"There are more important things, it's not a prior-
ity for me," he said.
"I was not riding every day anyway, I was only rid-
ing four or five days a week and I'll be doing some-
"I'm going to concentrate on the important days
and see where that brings us
"I've been back riding out for two weeks. I'm in
better shape now than for the last month I was rid-
"I'm still building up slowly and not taking any
Even so, bookmakers priced Moore up, with Paddy
Power going 10-1 and BetVictor cutting him to 16-1
from 25s after he made his only ride a triumphant
one on the well-bred Spatial in the Stride By TRM
EBF Stallions Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
During Moore's absence, Jim Crowley is around a
7-4 shot after emerging as the main threat to 2-5
favourite Silvestre de Sousa's bid to successfully de-
fend his crown.
Moore had been out of action since Glorious
Goodwood following a non-specified complaint, with
his last competitive ride being for Aidan O'Brien on
Alice Springs in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville on
He said: "It's just nice building back into it and
while it's disappointing to miss so much of the peak
season, it's part of the sport.
"It's happened to plenty of people and it will hap-
pen again, no doubt, but I know how to deal with it
now, I've got good people around me.
"I decided it was the sensible thing to stop, unfor-
tunately I missed York which was disappointing, but
I wanted to be back for Irish Champions Weekend.
"I missed all of them really, I'm looking forward to
a big weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh,
then we have all the two-year-old races back here to
look forward to.
"I'll be taking things very sensibly for the time
For her part, the Cheveley Park Stud-owned and
Sir Michael Stoute-trained Spatial was given a 20-1
quote for the 1000 Guineas by Sky Bet.
Chris Richardson, managing director of Cheveley
Park, said: "That's our 60th winner of the season and
she's got some smart entries, we might consider the
"She's in the Fillies' Mile, that might be a bit high
too soon but it shows the level of esteem Sir
Michael holds her in." (AP)
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, August 27, 2016
Twilight Spirit is worth seri-
ous consideration for the Maid-
en Fillies Stakes over six fur-
longs of good ground
Goodwood today, when five
turf-flat fixtures are scheduled;
we re entering an exciting period
of the 2016 campaign, let us
enjoy it, and profit!
As mentioned it is difficult to
win backing horses but, yet again,
my streamlined approach is pay-
ing off and we will finish in front
for August, which concludes next
A daily patent is my recom-
mendation, based on experience
of a lifetime pitting my wits
against the old enemy (book-
makers!) and, whenever possible,
this column encourages each-
way doubles and a treble.
Twilight Spirit should start at
tidy odds, even though this
Assertive filly achieved a half-
decent time-handicap mark on
debut over a similar distance at
Ffos Las earlier this month;
trained by Tony Carroll!
Not a fashionable by any
stretch of the imagination but a
workaholic who consistently
makes a good living exploiting
his modest inmates to the fullest
extent, often at a high level.
Boom The Groom landed a
tremendous punt foir his Worces-
tershire yard last week at the York
We have history but I m no
paragon of virtue; it needs a lion
to go into a lion s den and we re
both experienced enough to know
the pitfalls of this tough sport.
Incidentally Carroll has booked
Promising was somewhat
unlucky last time out, could a
twice-raced maiden win the
group three Prestige Fillies Stakes
over seven furlongs?
It s a massive shout but pre-
vious winners are much of a
muchness and Richard Hannon
must be aware that Promising,
also entered for the Twilight Spirit
race, incidentally, is right up to
We ve been waiting for Mazy-
oun to build on a promising debut
and Hugo Palmer s charge is one
of nine decs for the Maiden
Stakes over six furlongs on the
good to firm Newmarket July
WINNIPEG---Chris Husbands produced a
triple on the mid-week card at Assiniboia
Downs, to widen his lead over fellow Bar-
badian Antonio Whitehall as the season
moved into the business end here Wednes-
Riding on the seven-race programme,
Husbands scored with favourite Tiz a
Cyclone in race three over six furlongs, won
with another odds-on bet Canadian Rose
in race four over 7-1/2 furlongs before cap-
turing race seven over a mile and quarter
with favourite Rio Grey.
Husbands now has 65 wins to be seven
clear of Whitehall who went winless on the
day s card.
Aiming for his second riding title in three
years here in Winnipeg, Husbands started
the day well when he guided four-year-old
bay gelding Tiz a Cyclone to a solid 1-3/4
length over the three-year-old and upwards
winless outside of their maiden.
The pair dueled with Party Beach through
the quarter run in a decent 23 seconds flat
before getting clear to control the race to
In race four, Husbands and Canadian
Rose got up late to beat the three-year-old
and upward fillies and mares by a neck.
They stalked off the rails as Twice the
Magic set the pace but came with a driving
stretch run to just get up in time.
Husbands brought the curtain down on
the day with an excellent ride aboard Rio
Grey as they got the better of the three-
year-old and upwards by a length over dis-
Touch the Sun hammered out the early
fractions, posting 24.40 seconds for the
quarter and 48.20 for the half, with Oxford
City Slew tracking and Rio Grey stalking
Texax Buccaneer and Magnetic Jazz pos-
sessed the running after a mile but Husbands
produced a strong stretch run with Rio Grey
to seize the initiative.
The Assiniboia Downs campaign wraps
up September 11. (CMC)
Early Morning in line for Ascot
Harry Dunlop is considering stepping Early Morn-
ing up in class following his victory in the Shergar
Cup at Ascot.
The Superior Mile at Haydock on September 3 is
the race Dunlop will look at for the five-year-old
Should Early Morning stick to handicap company,
he could return to the course and distance of his lat-
est success on September 2.
"He's come out of the Shergar Cup really well,"
"There is another race at Ascot for him, a 0-105
handicap over a mile. The time before the Shergar
Cup was a non-event at York. We should have
known not to run him once it had rained.
"He's a home-bred and the owners have one by
Sea The Stars at home.
"The mare could do with an upgrade so it might be
that we go to Haydock for a Group Three with him
as we know he likes it there."
9.50 Mazyoun (nap)
10.10 Twilight Spirit (e.w)
10.45 Promising (e.w)
Promising prospects await
Husbands widens lead with triple
Under: (Last Saturday)
10.30 am ..............................1-6
1 pm .................................16-18
4 pm ................................29-27
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 3 4 6 4 17
15SICKWOMAN5 4 7 5 21
18WATERBOAT 4 8 5 2 19
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 6 5 3 17
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 3 2 6 9 20
30HOUSECAT 9 5 7 5 26
31PARSONWIFE6 5 2 4 17
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
10.30 am 9
4 6.30 pm
32 (Shrimps) 6.30 pm
3 (Carriage) 10.30 am
20 (Dog) 4 pm
35 (Big Snake) 1 pm
2 (Old Lady)
TODAY'S STAR BETS
4 (Dead Man)
15 (Sick Woman)
28 (Red Fish)
34 (Blind Man)
Jockey Chris Husbands
muddy and serious
after winning the 2015
Winnipeg Sun Stakes
at Assiniboia Downs,
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