Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 23rd 2016 Contents Eminent received quotes for
next year s Qipco 2000 Guineas
after becoming the latest prog-
eny of the mighty Frankel to
taste victory in the John Banks
Renault Cambridge EBF Stal-
lions Maiden Stakes at New-
Despite still having plenty of
growing to do to fill his sizeable
frame, the Martyn Meade-
trained two-year-old made the
perfect start when casting his
rivals aside in the mile prize to
earn an opening 25/1 tag for the
colts Classic with Sky Bet yes-
Although charting a wide path
for much of the journey, the 6/1
shot travelled strongly into con-
tention under title-chasing Jim
Crowley before pulling impres-
sively clear inside the final quar-
ter of a mile, claiming victory
by two and three-quarter
Meade said: "The pressure is
off. He could not have done any
better or anything more for us.
Luckily he (Crowley) managed
to pull him up before hitting the
"I was a bit worried when he
was out on his own, but by that
time the penny had dropped and
he had got sorted out.
"We brought him here earlier
in the week to have a look
around the parade ring and he
conducted himself like a true
professional. He has lived up to
every expectation we ve had of
"The great thing is we ve
taken our time with him and
not rushed him. That might be
it (for the year) as I don t want
to do too much more. He will
be a lovely three-year-old."
Crowley said: "I pulled him
out because they were going so
slowly. I wasn t going to be stuck
up the back of something that
couldn t take me any further.
Those Frankels have such a big
stride on them, there is no point
sitting out the back waiting for
"He is a proper horse. I ve
ridden three Frankels now and
they all have massive strides on
"I think he definitely has a big
future. He felt like a very nice
horse and he s a proper, mature
Glitter Girl looks a nailed on each-way
bet in the nine-runner, £100000 group
two, Rockfel Stakes over seven furlongs
of good ground Newmarket this after-
noon; indeed this rapidly improving Invin-
cible Spirit filly may well give odds-on
favourite, Fair Eva, more problems.
Five weeks ago this hitherto unbeaten
Frankel filly was beaten one and a half
lengths by Queen Kindly (by the same sire!)
in the prestigious group two Lowther over
six furlongs at York, and looked somewhat
worse for wear when pulling up on a firm
Trainer Roger Charlton has wisely given
Fair Eva plenty of recovery time from the
exertions which resulted in an official rating
of 110, 19 pounds superior to Glitter Girl!
The latter, trained locally at the all-con-
quering yard of William Haggas, improved
by at least a stone when defying top-weight
in a Doncaster nursery last month over an
extended six furlongs, beating off ultra-
consistent Storm Cry by half a length; good
run was my computation note and we
expect that form to pay dividends.
Obviously the gap is colossal, Glitter Girl
wont be considered as a threat by traditional,
sensible, formites but when a filly suddenly
improves there is no telling just how far the
progression will go.
Glitter Girl should trade at least 6/1, she
is way superior to at least six others and so
we ll be playing the place and my intention
is to couple her into Via Serendipity in an
Was Fair Eva jarred, was that a very
uncomfortable experience on the Knavesmire
which now rides much firmer than most
realise? Today we will find out, once and
for all, as she attempts this trip for the first
Twice-raced Via Serendipity, also by
Invincible Spirit, is one of nine decs for
division two of a 2-y-o Maiden Stakes, also
over seven furlongs; guaranteed to be placed
judged on my in-form time-handicap.
Hugo Palmer s charge suffered a shock
defeat when third to Solomon s Bay and
Calibration in a fast run race over a similar
distance at Yarmouth nine days ago; a repli-
cation should suffice.
Eight races are scheduled for a Friday-
nighter on Newcastle tapeta which suited
Champion Harbour when racing on it
around Wolverhampton last month; Richard
Fahey s charge comes out best-in on that
effort and is napped.
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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 6 7 5 23
18WATERBOAT 4 105 3 22
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 7 5 3 18
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 4 2 8 10 24
30HOUSECAT 9 6 7 6 28
31PARSONWIFE6 5 2 4 17
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
26 6.30 pm
28 (Red Fish) 6.30 pm
32 (Shrimp) 10.30 am
1 (Centipede) 4 pm
35 (Big Snake) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
31 (Big Snake)
16 (Red Fish)
3 (Old Lady)
Aidan O'Brien is double-handed in his bid to win a
sixth Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket
Royal Kingdom (1999), Mutinyonthebounty
(2001), Admiralofthefleet (2006), Joshua Tree
(2009) and Daddy Long Legs (2011) are all previous
winners of the Group Two contest for the Ballydoyle
maestro and his main contender for this year's re-
newal appears to be Douglas Macarthur.
The Galileo colt looked every inch a top-class
prospect when opening his account at Leopard-
stown in July, but was beaten into third when odds-
on for a Group Three at Foxrock a fortnight ago.
O'Brien also saddles The Anvil, who remains a
maiden after placed efforts at the Curragh and Don-
The trainer's son, Joseph O'Brien, is also repre-
sented, with Arcada an interesting contender.
The son of Rip Van Winkle beat the exciting Capri
when opening his account at the Curragh during the
summer and was not disgraced when third of four
runners in the Futurity Stakes on his latest outing.
Godolphin fire a twin assault with Charlie Ap-
pleby's Kempton winner Bay Of Poets joined by the
Hugo Palmer-trained Best Of Days, who was nar-
rowly beaten when an odds-on favourite for the
Acomb Stakes at York last month.
Mark Johnston runs four-time winner Montataire,
while the hat-trick-seeking Kings Gift steps up in
class for Michael Dods.
Likely outsider Sea Fox, trained by David Evans,
completes the eight-strong field.
Hannons Lad stakes Guineas claim
Hot favourite Escobar proved bitterly disappoint-
ing as Larchmont Lad knuckled down to advertise
his own Classic potential and claim top honours in
the Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket yesterday.
Having looked the part when winning a maiden
and a Listed prize at Newbury on his first two
starts, Hugo Palmer's Escobar was the 6/5 favourite
to complete his hat-trick in this Group Three con-
Frankie Dettori positioned his mount wide of the
field, but the response was minimal when asked for
maximum effort and he eventually finished well-
beaten after being eased.
The Richard Hannon-trained Larchmont Lad had
impressed on his Sandown debut at the start of
July before finishing a close-up third in a Listed race
at Doncaster a fortnight ago.
The 8/1 winner raced on the pace throughout in
the hands of Sean Levey and was well on top as he
passed the post three-quarters of a length to the
Sky Bet make Larchmont Lad a 40/1 chance for
next year's 2000 Guineas.
German bid scrapped for Hawkbill
Charlie Appleby has ruled Hawkbill out of a trip to
Germany this weekend but will still consider the
Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot next month if the
ground is suitable.
The Preis von Europa over a mile and a half at
Cologne on Sunday had been under consideration
for the Coral-Eclipse hero, but that has been shelved
because of drying conditions.
The Godolphin handler also has another German
option at the back of his mind in early November,
but is already looking forward to bringing Hawkbill
back as a four-year-old.
"He won't be going to Germany as the ground is
drying out this weekend. He is in the Champion
Stakes and we will have a look at that and see what
conditions are like there," he said.
"If I don't go there with him there is a Group One
in Germany on November 1. Whatever he does this
year is a building process for next year. He has been
a great flag-bearer this year.
"When he strengthens up hopefully he can dance
a few dances and pick up one or two races when the
ground is right for him."
O' Brien pair in
3.05 Glitter Girl
4.50 Via Serendipity
8.15 Champion Harbour
'Girl' to glitter at Newmarket
Frankel's progeny catches the eye
Eminent....impresses on debut under Jim Crowley.
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