Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 29th 2016 Contents Some believe a short-priced winner is
better than a long-priced loser. That s as
far from the truth as you could imagine!
"Shorties" are the bane of serious punters.
Have you ever played the board game, snakes
Confirmed favourite-backers adopt a cau-
tious, negative, policy. With so called non-
risk strategy, you can indeed move up the
ladder(s) one rung at a time. Imagine the
rungs are scaled by virtue of backing an
odds-on winner, then another, and so on.
After a while, following the sheep, they
make slow, tedious progress but then a loser,
possibly followed by a second. Crash, bang,
wallop, you are back where you started, and
losing. That s fact, indisputably.
You should NEVER be interested in punt-
ing short odds, better to have a plan, like
my tried and tested DAILY PATENT!
Just before you get bored, and lose the
will to live, let me tell you, once and for all,
how to get the best out of our selections
and win, nigh on every month.
This is an overwhelming bank holiday
Monday, a good opportunity to enlighten
Adopt a business-like, streamlined,
approach which involves routine and enjoy-
ment with safeguard that precludes the
need to worry.
With the DAILY PATENT you will NEVER
have a bad day, a devastating situation that
brings about misery and, most important,
a lack of confidence. You are reading the
advice of a long-standing veteran who knows
this tough racing game, and has profited
Three selections are based on personal
computation and revelation of my own
time-handicap. SEVEN times I ve won major
tipping awards in national racing trade
papers, sporting chronicle, sporting life,
racing post and throughout I ve done my
own thing as they say. Been placed second
and third several times too!!
Nowadays it s so much more difficult,
NH race-times are disgustingly inaccurate,
all-weather racing at most venues is highly
dependent on the draw, and jockeyship.
Marrying so many factors means exercising
a great deal of patience.
Many of you simply wont be bothered,
of that I m certain, why should you waste
time when you could be doing something
else, more positive, more productive?
If, however, you want the involvement of
backing horses give September your whole
concentration, keep a record, and see what
is achieved at the end of it. Do it, just once!
One day I ll write a short book, promise!
Prerogative has experience and could well
complete an across-the-card each-way dou-
ble for Richard Hannon in the Maiden Stakes
over seven furlongs at Epsom.
Earlier, Hushood is strongly-fancied and
best-in for a similar race on the undulations
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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 6 27
31PARSONWIFE6 5 2 4 17
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
10.30 am 1
6 6.30 pm
30 (House Cat) 6.30 pm
23 (House) 10.30 am
6 (Belly) 4 pm
34 (Blind Man) 1 pm
27 (Little Snake)
TODAY'S STAR BETS
Caravaggio's season in doubt
Caravaggio might not run again this season after
suffering a setback which has put in doubt his sched-
uled engagement in the Juddmonte Middle Park
Should the unbeaten colt miss the Group One
over six furlongs at Newmarket on September 24
then plans to go for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile
would be scrapped and he would go into winter quar-
O'Brien said: "Caravaggio had a little bit of a set-
back about 10 days ago - he tweaked a muscle in his
ribcage. He's fine now, but whether he'll make the
Middle Park, we're not sure.
"I imagine if Caravaggio doesn't make the Middle
Park, he might not run again this year. There's noth-
ing much left for him.
"Originally we were thinking of going for the Mid-
dle Park and then maybe going on to the Breeders'
Cup Juvenile on the dirt with him, but if he's not
ready in time for the Middle Park he wouldn't do the
"He'd probably finish off for the year if that was
On the subject of the Qipco 2000 Guineas
favourite getting a mile next season, O'Brien told At
The Races: "As for next year, it would depend what
the lads decide themselves.
"He's a very quick horse, but he's very relaxed and
very clear winded and he's a good mover, so those
things altogether would help him to stay.
"If he came back next year without running any
more (this season), I suppose you could start him in
some of those seven-furlong races and you'd get a
bit of a glimpse then, but he is very fast."
Somehow magic in Snow Fairy
Somehow drew away from the opposition in the
final furlong to comfortably land the spoils in the
Snow Fairy Stakes at the Curragh.
Seamie Heffernan, who was banned for one day
for careless riding, brought Somehow (5-2) with a
sweeping run on the outside to grab the lead and
quickly bound clear.
Duchess Andorra and Planchart set the pace and
there were plenty in with chances before the Aidan
O'Brien-trained Somehow sealed victory in a few
There were seven lengths back to Mick Channon's
Epsom Icon in second place, with Godolphin's Skiffle
staying on for third spot, half a length away.
O'Brien said: "She is an improving filly, and Fastnet
Rock's seem to get better as they get older.
"Seamie said not to be afraid of going back with
her for the Matron Stakes. She's getting quicker."
Sky Bet cut Somehow to 12/1 from 25s for the
Matron Stakes and to 10/1 from 25s for the Qipco
Champion Fillies and Mares Stakes.
Walsh back in business
Ruby Walsh had an armchair ride on his return
from a crashing fall on Thursday with a facile victory
on Bamako Moriviere in the Online Ticket Sales At
It was his only mount on the card as he got back
into action following a heavy spill at Bellewstown
that left him stiff and sore.
It was expected to be a cakewalk for Bamako
Moriviere, who was sent off the 1-12 favourite after
finishing down the field in the Galway Hurdle, and so
it proved against three rivals.
In command from the start, the Willie Mullins-
trained five-year-old was never put under severe
pressure and won with plenty to spare by five and a
half lengths from My Painter.
Walsh said: "We had toyed with the idea of going
chasing with him, but Willie spotted the race.
"He had such a tough task in the Galway Hurdle---
top weight in it was always going to be hard, so it
was nice to find a race for him to get his head back in
"He does handle good ground - his form wasn't
great last winter, but he is stronger now and maybe
he'll handle it. But I'd imagine unless we find another
suitable hurdle race, he could go chasing."
It's Hannon's Prerogative
10.10 COCO LA BELLE
Dermot Weld is keeping an
eye on conditions at Leopard-
stown ahead of Harzand s pos-
sible return to action in the
Qipco Irish Champion Stakes
at Leopardstown on September
10.The going at the Dublin track
is currently on the fast side and
the Rosewell handler would not
want to run the English and Irish
Derby hero unless there was suf-
ficient cut in the ground.
Harzand s main autumn
objective is the Qatar Prix de
l Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly
on October 2, for which he is
second-favourite at around 6-
1 behind market leader Post-
"Harzand is very well, but he
likes a little ease in the ground
and Pat Keogh (Leopardstown
chief executive) says it is fairly
quick at the moment," said
"We ll see what conditions
are like, but I m very happy with
him at the moment."
Meanwhile connections of
Muthmir admitted to being
"disappointed" by his narrow
defeat in the Beverley Bullet and
hope luck goes his way next
The six-year-old, trained by
William Haggas, just missed out
in a bunch finish to the five-
furlong dash, beaten a matter
of inches in third place behind
Since his last success in the
Group Two King George Stakes
at Glorious Goodwood in July
2015, Muthmir has performed
with credit in many of the top
sprints without adding to his
"William s always said he
wants fast, good ground," said
Angus Gold, racing manager to
owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Mak-
"Even so, I d have liked to
have seen him quicken better
"I d like to see him jump and
run. I m not blaming Dane
"Because this horse pulls so
hard, we ve got used to covering
him up, but over five furlongs
round there you risk something
getting away from you and risk
getting pushed wide and he s
only beaten a neck and short
"You ve got to be disappoint-
ed. We ve not discussed plans
yet. For two years he s been run-
ning in all the best sprints and
he ll continue to do the same.
Obviously it was disappointing
he couldn t win on Saturday.
"For these sprinters who are
not quite top class you need all
the luck you can get."
Richard Fahey feels Ribchester
will be even stronger when he
lines up in the Queen Elizabeth
II Stakes at Ascot on Qipco
Champions Day in October.
The Iffraaj colt provided the
Malton handler with one of the
biggest wins of his career in the
Prix Jacques le Marois at
Deauville and is now set to
return to the Berkshire track,
where he won the Jersey Stakes
at the Royal meeting, for the
one-mile Group One on Octo-
Harzand needs Champion ease
Harzand, left, prefers a little ease in the ground.
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