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1 pm ....................................5-17
4 pm ....................................10-1
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 5 7 5 4 21
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 5 5 8 10 28
30HOUSECAT 10 7 7 6 30
31PARSONWIFE6 62 4 18
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
27 6.30 pm
8 (Tiger) 6.30 pm
21 (Mouth) 10.30 am
3 (Carriage) 4 pm
29 (Opium Man) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
34 (Blind Man)
34 (Blind Man)
28 (Red Fish)
Equinette has been journeyed more than
670 miles from Sussex for a moderate
aged Maiden Fillies Stakes over six fur-
longs of Newcastle fibresand today; the
lengths that some will go to get a result
but it s imperative this well-bred Equiano
three-year-old gains winning brackets
for stud purposes.
This is probably last chance saloon for
Amanda Perrett s charge, Newmarket Sales
horses-in-training began yesterday and
you can bet Equinette will be worth con-
siderably more if able to finally get her head
in front before entering a ring.
Unfortunately this is no penalty-kick
because owners of consistent, hitherto luck-
less Lovin Spoonful are in a similar boat
and on my time-handicap is a few pounds
superior to the long-distance raider.
BHA ratings don t concur they illustrate
that Brian Smart s charge is SIX POUNDS
Realistically the betting proposition would
normally be the longer priced runner, which
will doubtless be Lovin Spoonful, but with
an each-way treble in mind, and no desire
to contradict BHA computation just for the
sake of it, we ll play from Rashford s Double
and St Malo, hoping there are no non-run-
ners to scupper place terms and condi-
Both are currently five-horse events
which involve two places!
Course and distance winner Rashford s
Double attempts to confirm placings with
Nepeta in the mile nursery on slightly worse
weight terms but, crack apprentice, Adam
McNamara, claims five pounds allowance
and his guv nor, Richard Fahey, will be
expecting this Zoffany colt to gain his sec-
This eight-race programme kicks off with
another aged Maiden Stakes over five fur-
longs, St Malo has Mutadeffaq to beat and
should win at the fourth attempt; we rate
Roger Varian s rep seven pounds better.
For information purposes we have
Coolfitch best-in for the ten-runner nurs-
ery over five furlongs and at Catterick, where
it will be really soft ground, Brian The
Snail could well belie his name in the Novice
Stakes over five furlongs.
He s useful.
Stick to the daily patent!
Dual Derby winner Harzand has been
retired and will stand at the Aga Khan s
Gilltown Stud in 2017.
Trained by Dermot Weld, the Sea The
Stars colt overcame a late scare to win the
Investec Derby at Epsom in June.
Having spread a plate in transit, he needed
constant treatment in the run up to the race
and showed great courage to hold off US
Army Ranger. It was then a rush to prepare
him for the Irish Derby but he once again
displayed a willing attitude to fend off Aidan
O Brien s Idaho.
His season ended with defeats in the Irish
Champion Stakes, in which he suffered
another injury, and the Prix de l Arc de Tri-
omphe, in which he finished ninth.
Weld said yesterday: "He s been a won-
derful horse to train. I ve enjoyed training
him. He s won two Derbies for us. He s a
beautifully-made colt, very sound. It s been
a team effort. It hasn t been the easiest---
when he spread the plate before Epsom it
was nerve-racking---but it was his guts and
courage that won the day.
"He then went on antibiotics as he picked
up an infection after Epsom, but he came
back stronger than ever to win the Irish
Derby. He had a long year, a hard year.
People forget he won his maiden by 16
lengths in March and then the Ballysax in
"He has done everybody proud and it s
been an honour to train him."
Harzand won four of his seven races and
was ridden in all of them by Pat Smullen.
Smullen said: "Epsom was nerve-racking,
but when I cantered him to the start there
was never a question of him not running
as he felt great.
"After he won the Ballysax I said I didn t
think he d be suited to Epsom, but all spring
he kept on proving me wrong, he kept on
improving. That s just typical of very good
horses---they keep on improving---and he
gave us two great days.
"He got struck into at Leopardstown
which meant his race was over and that
made it a rush to get him ready for the Arc.
Maybe it just came too soon.
"That was unfortunate. He won his maid-
en by 16 lengths in April so he d been on
the go a long time, he was exceptionally
good in both Derby wins.
"Hopefully he ll go on to prove Sea The
Stars as the sire of sires."
Aidan O Brien met with a rare reverse at
Group One level at Doncaster on Saturday but
still had the satisfaction of seeing the form of
Churchill boosted by the victory of Rivet in the
Racing Post Trophy.
Yucatan was sent off favourite to give the
master of Ballydoyle an eighth success in the
Town Moor showpiece and 22nd on the Flat this
year, but Ryan Moore s mount had to give best
to the William Haggas-trained Rivet---only fifth
to O Brien s Guineas and Derby market leader
Churchill in the Dewhurst.
O Brien said: "Rivet is a very good horse and
he showed it at Doncaster, that was the Dewhurst
form. The reality of it going into the race was
he was the form horse---he was handy all the
way and kept going. He s a very good horse, I d
Assessing Churchill, O Brien said: "We always
thought he was very good, before he ran every-
thing he did was always very easy and he took
all the steps very easy. He s never disappointed
us in any way. He s a big, solid horse."
Caravaggio also promises to take high rank in
the three-year-old division next season and is
reported to be doing well having not been seen
since winning the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh
in August, following a minor setback.
Limato for Breeders' Cup Mile
Limato is on course for a fascinating clash
with Tepin in the Breeders Cup Mile at Santa
Anita after connections decided to swerve an
outing in the Turf Sprint.
Although both races were under consideration
for the four-year-old, a decision was made to
give him just the one entry in the Mile.
The gelded son of Tagula, winner of the July
Cup and Prix da la Foret, finished fourth on his
sole try over the trip in the Lockinge at Newbury
Candy said: "We ve decided to just give him
the entry in the Mile. I didn t like the idea of
the sprint course in case he is slow away. I suppose
as it is an easy mile you have got to think he will
"Limato is in good shape and he will go out
there on Saturday. He had a spin on Friday and
I m very happy with him."
While confident Limato will get the trip, the
Wantage handler believes he will have his work
cut out against last year s winner Tepin---even
though the Mark Casse-trained five-year-old
was turned over at odds-on in a Grade One event
at Keeneland earlier this month.
Tea For Two---Ascot possible
Feltham Novices Chase winner Tea For Two
is among an entry of 30 for the £100,000 Sodexo
Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot on Satur-
The Nick Williams-trained seven-year-old
only ran once after his finest hour, when third
to Bristol De Mai in the Scilly Isles over half a
Jonjo O Neill has entered Minella Rocco and
Holywell, while Paul Nicholls has entered Present
Man, Saphir Du Rheu and Southfield Theatre.
Ben Pauling has given Local Show the option
but expects the ground to prove too fast.
"I m keen to get him started somewhere, but
while I ve given him the entry I just can t see
the ground being soft enough for him," said Paul-
ing. "We might have to look at the Hennessy."
Menorah is a possible for Philip Hobbs but is
thought more likely to go to Wetherby, Neil Mul-
holland has put in The Young Master with
Thomas Brown another notable entry.
Irish Cavalier, Junction Fourteen, Potters Cross
and Sausalito Sunrise are all entered.
1.00 St Malo
1.30 Rashford's Double
Best chance for Equinette
Dual Derby winner Harzand retired
Dual Derby winner Harzand, right, retired to stud.
with Rivet boost
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