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Walcott rode a double here Wednesday to
lead a Caribbean domination of the eight-
race mid-week card at Northlands Park.
The Barbadian, who will secure his sixth
straight title at the western Canada racing
oval when the season wraps up October
22nd, captured race four over 6-½ furlongs
with favourite Hold the Giant before fol-
lowing up with victory in race seven over
six furlongs with 3-1 bet Including Gold.
There were also victories on the day for
multiple-time former champion, Barbadian
Quincy Welch as well as for the Jamaican
pair of Dane Nelson and rookie Shamaree
Walcott sits atop the jockeys standings
on 91 wins and holds a commanding lead
over the second-placed Nelson who has 52.
Trinidadian Keishan Balgobin lies third on
49, Welch is fourth with 46 while Muir, in
his first international season, is fifth on 36.
The 27-year-old Walcott opened his
account by piloting chestnut gelding Hold
the Giant to a dominant five-length victory
over the three-year-olds, in a convincing
They posted splits of 23.58 for the quarter
and 47.64 for the half to open up a handy
lead and were never under any threat in the
In race seven, Walcott brought eight-
year-old chestnut gelding Including Gold
from the off the pace to edge the three-
year-old and upward -- winless this year --
by three-quarter lengths.
Pakal, Kissin Dancer and Mia s Miracle
all battled for the lead through the half
before Walcott deftly guided Including Gold
through the traffic ahead to get the best of
the run through the lane.
Meanwhile, Muir took race three over six
furlongs with 4-1 chance Six Forty Nine,
beating the three-year-old and upward
maidens by 1-¼ lengths while Nelson guid-
ed 5-1 bet Sarah s Charm to victory in race
five over a mile, getting past the three-year-
old and upward fillies and mares by 5-¾
Welch, who started the season strongly
but has seen his challenge fade gradually,
won race six over a mile with favourite
Spensive s Image, trouncing the three-year-
old and upward by two lengths. (CMC)
Blue Point, is he one of several serious
challengers to Churchill for the group
one Dewhurst Stakes over seven fur-
longs at Newmarket today, or just part
of another quality field waiting to be
summarily dismissed by yet another
Aidan O Brien special?
Time-handicap ratings are vital; we re
unconvinced about Churchill, a Galileo
colt, winner of four successive races.
They include a hard-fought success in
the listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot
back in June, when landing a colossal
gamble for owners messrs Tabor, Magnier
and Smith, chief patrons of O Brien s
Make no mistake this is a genuine clas-
sic trial down the Rowley Mile course,
which takes no prisoners with a stiff
uphill climb to the line; any chink in the
armoury of Churchill will definitely be
exposed and I m totally convinced this
high-profile Irish raider represents my
lay of the day!
Although Godolphin-owned Blue Point
only three quarters
ultra-consistent, The Last Lion, in our
group one Middle Park!
You can bet Blue Point will stay alright
and this distance should also suit unbeat-
en Mick Channon-trained Tara Celeb in
the seventeen-runner nursery.
Graham Lee becomes the third jockey
to rider the twice-raced Exclebration filly
which somewhat comfortably replicated
a Goodwood debut when beating Fields
Of Song by a head at Leicester nineteen
Tara Celeb improved considerably but
lines up with a BHA rating of only 6lbs
more and napped again to complete a
Drawn one, right on the favoured far
rail, from an in-form yard, with a master
of his profession riding; enough boxes
Sandwiched between is a tasty ten-
runner group two Autumn Stakes over a
mile, Montataire is one of them; Mark
Johnston s charge disappointed over
course and distance last month, unac-
Probably front-running didn t suit this
Cape Cross colt and so, knowing what
Johnno often achieves when setting out
on retrieving missions, Montataire is
risked again; William Buick will doubt-
less keep him handy, in readiness for a
Three wonderful juvenile races on
arguably the best track on earth; it s great
to be alive, whatever happens at the
undisputed home of English racing!
and wins 1st ODI
DHAKA---Fast bowler Jake Ball claimed 5-51 on
debut as Bangladesh collapsed and England held
on to win by 21 runs in the first one-day inter-
national on Friday.
Bangladesh, chasing 310 to win, was cruising
towards a third consecutive victory over England
at 271-4 with nine overs to go, but Ball and legspin-
ner Adil Rashid claimed five wickets between
them from that point.
Bangladesh lost its last six wickets for 17 runs
and was all out for 288 in the 48th over.
Rashid took 4-49.
"It was a great fightback, and we ll enjoy that
one," England stand-in captain Jos Buttler said.
"Great to continue the winning habit. Jake stood
up on debut, and was fantastic. Adil is very dan-
gerous in the last 10 overs, and he was valuable
A maiden century from Ben Stokes steered Eng-
land to what looked like an imposing 309-8, but
Bangladesh made it look easily catchable while
the crease was occupied by Imrul Kayes, who hit
a career-best 112, and Shakib Al Hasan, who made
79.Shakib s dismissal by Ball sparked the collapse.
Shakib and Kayes combined for a 118-run part-
nership to take the side on the verge of victory.
Then Ball dealt a double blow in consecutive
balls in the 42nd over - dismissing Shakib with
a short ball, then watching Mosaddek Hossain
drag one on to his stumps for a duck.
Rashid removed Mashrafe, and snuffed out
Bangladesh s last hope by foxing Kayes with a
wide delivery. Kayes missed, and Buttler stumped
Kayes hit 112 off 119 balls, including 11 fours
and two sixes. His dismissal silenced the packed
Shakib smashed 10 boundaries and one six in
his 79 off 55, his first half-century since June 2015.
Kayes showed his intent with a thumping six
off the second ball he faced. The ball burst through
an advertising banner in the second tier of Mirpur
Stadium s grandstand.
Kayes charged the bowlers repeatedly and made
the English busy in the sapping humidity.
The way he accelerated the scoreboard meant
the departures of Sabbir Rahman (18), Mahmudul-
lah Riyad (25), and Mushfiqur Rahim (12) went
Shakib joined the party, but his fireworks were
dampened when he mishit a short ball off Ball to
Earlier, Stokes was dismissed on 101 after res-
cuing England from a shaky 63-3. His century
came off 98 balls, and included eight fours and
He combined for 153 with debutant Ben Duckett,
both of them employing reverse sweeps against
the spinners to make the scoreboard tick over
Both were also lucky. Stokes survived on 69
and 71, and Duckett on 53 and 59.
Duckett became the 21st England batsman to
score a half-century on debut, a 60 under huge
pressure. He showed impressive maturity to check
his flamboyance to concentrate on picking up reg-
After they set a platform, Buttler utilized it to
good effect, smashing 63 off 38. He helped England
score 89 runs in the last 10 overs.
England 309-8 in 50 overs (Ben Stokes 101, Jos
Buttler 63, Ben Duckett 60; Mashrafe Mortaza 2-52,
Shakib Al Hasan 2-59), def. Bangladesh 288 in 47.5
overs (Imrul Kayes 112, Shakib Al Hasan 79; Jake
Ball 5-51, Adil Rashid 4-49) by 21 runs.
Just trying to make a 'Point!'
Walcott extends lead with double
Newmarket - 10.20 Tara Celeb (nap)
Newmarket - 10.55 Montataire
Newmarket - 11.30 Blue Point
Under: (Last Friday)
10.30 am ...........................2-14
1 pm ................................30-10
4 pm .................................27-15
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 3 5 6 4 18
15SICKWOMAN5 6 7 5 23
18WATERBOAT 5 11 5 3 24
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 4 7 5 3 19
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 5 3 8 10 26
30HOUSECAT 9 7 7 6 29
31PARSONWIFE6 62 4 18
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
10 6.30 pm
17 (Pigeon) 6.30 pm
6 (Belly) 10.30 am
22 (Rat) 4 pm
31 (Parson Wife) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
18 (Parson Wife)
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