Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 30th 2016 Contents Golden Apollo will again sport a hood
when attempting to make it third time
lucky in the seven-runner Maiden Stakes
over six furlongs of good Hamilton today.
Tim Easterby s charge ticks all the right
boxes and represents a solid nap!
Two-year-olds are my speciality. When
looking for the right bet I m keen on punting
juveniles which have raced at least twice,
have solid, recent, form, ridden by a pro-
ficient jockey and managed by consistent,
Golden Appollo improved on debut, com-
puter champion David Allan rides this pro-
gressing Pivotal gelding for his guv nor and
on my time-handicap this is nigh on a cert.
From long experience that moment, when
a special appears, is as plain as a pikestaff
and though they don t all win, obviously,
the percentage call in the long run illustrates
the virtue of patience.
Wait for them, let the ball come onto the
bat and never force the issue.
Unless odds of 2/1 are available I m not
interested. You have to be consistent with
a business-like attitude. Think about the
present-day bookmakers and their take on
betting, unscrupulous comes to mind!
Suffragette City is ready to win and after
four outings, including a nursery two weeks
ago, has been found an excellent opportunity
in the seven furlongs handicap at good
Epsom by Richard Hannon.
Significantly, this Dragon Pulse filly
achieved her best mark to date under cham-
pion apprentice Tom Marquand on Wolver-
hampton tapeta but had previously shaped
well, twice, with Pat Dobbs, and he s back
City looks a cracking each-way bet which
can be played into Golden Apollo. We re
always wary about withdrawals and so make
sure they all run before venturing.
Another experienced youngster is Colonel
Frank, one of nine decs for the Maiden
Stakes over six furlongs of good to soft
Ripon, mount of Andrea pocket rocket
Atzeni. What beats him will win!
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Under: (Last Tuesday)
10.30 am .......................20-10
1 pm ..................................13-11
4 pm ................................24-16
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: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
10.30 am 8
19 6.30 pm
17 (Pigeon) 6.30 pm
32 (Shrimps) 10.30 am
6 (Belly) 4 pm
23 (House) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
Golden Appollo to shine
10.00 SUFFRAGETTE CITY
10.15 GOLDEN APPOLLO
1.15 COLONEL FRANK
Silvestre de Sousa turned up the heat
on jockeys championship rival Jim Crow-
ley as he hit a fabulous four-timer at
The defending champion had seen Crow-
ley take the lead in the Stobart-sponsored
battle over the weekend, but hit back in
spectacular fashion on the Surrey Downs.
Hurricane Rush, Ancient Astronaut, El
Astronaute and Goodwood Zodiac were all
beneficiaries as the Brazilian roared through
the early stages of the card in tremendous
Although slowly away, the Charlie Hills-
trained Hurricane Rush hit the target at the
fourth time of asking when wearing down
Firefright - ridden by Crowley - in the clos-
ing stages of the opening British Stallion
Studs EBF Median Auction Maiden Stakes.
Having finished second on both his pre-
vious starts, the most recent over course
and distance last month, the 11-4 shot picked
up well to forge past the 6-5 favourite inside
the final 100 yards and claim victory by
half a length.
Travelling head lad John Burrows said:
"The pace of the race suited him as he will
stay a mile no problem.
"It was not the first time that he has been
slowly away. When James McDonald rode
him at Wolverhampton he was the same,
but he is learning all the time.
"He is well capable, but he has just been
a bit late maturing as he is a big horse.
"He will probably have a go at a Listed
race later on, otherwise he will end up top
weight in a nursery handicap."
De Sousa kept up the good work as
Ancient Astronaut provided him with a
quickfire double in the Bunbury Handicap.
The gelded son of Kodiac from the yard
of John Quinn was scoring for the first time
since making a winning debut in May 2015.
Produced with a timely late charge in the
six-furlong prize, the 4-1 winner had three-
quarters of a length in hand at the line over
runner-up Tricky Dicky.
Rhys Harmon, son of winning owner
Ross, said: "We were just hoping the ground
was right for him as we had seen the race
and if it was right we knew he would go
close. The rain last night just helped take
the sting out of it.
"He stayed on well and it was good to
see him go through with his effort, as he
doesn t always do that. Silvestre is very
good and was strong at the finish."
De Sousa made it three from three as El
Astronaute survived a stewards inquiry in
the Indigenous Handicap.
Despite being without a win to his name
this season the son of Approve changed all
that when defying a late drift across the
course to take the five-furlong dash and
complete the second leg of a double for the
Quinn and Harmon team.
Kept close to the pace, the 11-4 favourite
moved into a share of the lead around a
furlong from home with Hey Chewed before
swerving left over to the far rail.
Once corrected he found enough to deny
last year s winner Humidor a second suc-
cessive win in the race by half a length.
Harmon junior said: "He is edgy from
time to time. Even when Silvestre stepped
Hopefully he will keep improving now. All
of John s horses are running well.
"It was good to have the champion jockey
De Sousa - regaining the lead from Crow-
ley in the Stobart-sponsored championship
race - believed the reason the horse decided
to swerve late on was due to him becoming
distracted by a tent.
He said: "As soon as he saw this tent he
gave me no chance. I tried to correct him,
but I thought I was going to hit the rail.
"I feel no pressure, I feel as good as the
ride I have. Things are going well, the treble
helps and I hope to keep it going."
It was a fantastic four for De Sousa as
Goodwood Zodiac gave trainer William
Knight a winner on his 40th birthday in
coming from last to first to take the Henry
Dorling Conditions Stakes.
Receiving weight from all three of his
rivals, the three-year-old (5-2) swept through
to take command of affairs at the two-pole
before drawing on with favourite Maverick
Although the John Gosden-trained five-
year-old rallied gamely it was not enough
as he went down by three-quarters of a
Champ De Sousa hits four at Epsom
Dancing Star to Sprint Cup field
Dancing Star and Mehronissa were supplemented
for the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.
The Andrew Balding-trained Dancing Star booked
her place in the Group One with a clear-cut victory in
the Stewards' Cup, while Ed Vaughan's Mehronissa
came into the reckoning by winning the Listed Flying
Fillies' Stakes at Pontefract last month.
Twilight Son and stablemate Limato were among
19 horses left in the six-furlong showpiece at the five-
day confirmation stage.
July Cup winner Limato may take his chance if
trainer Henry Candy considers the ground too quick
for last year's victor.
Limato is around 5--1 behind Quiet Reflection, who
heads the market at a best-priced 9--2.
The three-year-old filly, who was third to Limato at
Newmarket after winning the Commonwealth Cup at
Royal Ascot, has been delighting her trainer Karl
Burke ahead of the six-furlong feature.
"She's in great form and all has gone well," said the
North Yorkshire handler.
"Everything has gone smoothly so far, touch wood,
and she did a real good bit of work the other morn-
Another past winner on the list is Gordon Lord
Byron, successful for trainer Tom Hogan in 2013.
Eddie Lynam's veteran Sole Power and the Joe
Murphy-trained three-year-old Only Mine are the
other Irish possibles.
The Charlie Hills-trained Magical Memory is likely
to try again after just being touched off in third place
12 months ago.
Strath Burn, who was only beaten a short head by
Twilight Son when second in 2015 for Hills, is now
with trainer Robert Cowell.
James Fanshawe's The Tin Man is an interesting
contender while the others in the mix are Goken, Sue-
dois, Ajaya, Donjuan Triumphant, Kachy, Mr Lupton,
Divine and Jane's Memory.
David Wachman to retire
Classic-winning trainer David Wachman is to retire
at the end of the season.
The County Tipperary handler has decided to call it
a day after 20 years with a licence to concentrate on
other business interests.
In a statement, Wachman said: "After much deliber-
ation I have decided to hand in my trainer's licence at
the end of this season.
"While not taken easily the decision to retire will
allow me to spend more time with my family as well
as pursuing various other business interests."
Wachman, 45, first gained experience with trainers
Jessica Harrington, Michael Hourigan and Jim Bolger
in Ireland, then Bill Mitchell and Brian Mayfield Smith
in Australia and Jenny Pitman in England, before em-
barking on his own career in 1996 near Carrick-on-
His first winner was Middle Mogs in a hurdle race
at Clonmel in 1996 with his first Flat success coming
in June 1997 with Clewbay Pearl at Cork.
In 2000 he recorded his first Listed-race victory
when Rush Brook won the Ruby Stakes at Tralee and
the following year he supplied leading jumps owner
Michael O'Leary (of Gigginstown House Stud) with
his first winner, Tuco, in the Land Rover Bumper at
In 2002 Wachman married Kate Magnier, daughter
of Coolmore supremo John Magnier, and moved to
stables near Cashel.
A year later, Venturi gave Wachman a first Pattern
success when landing the Group Three C.L. Weld Park
Stakes at the Curragh, a race he went on to win again
with Chrysanthemum and Chintz.
He achieved the notable distinction of sending out
Group One winners in five different countries.
Wachman saddled winners of the 1000 Guineas on
both sides of the Irish Sea. Again won the fillies' Clas-
sic at the Curragh in 2009 and Legatissimo landed
the English equivalent at Newmarket in 2015.
The latter was narrowly beaten in the Investec
Oaks at Epsom and went on to add the Nassau
Stakes at Goodwood and the Matron Stakes at Leop-
ardstown to her CV.
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