Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 3rd 2016 Contents God's Own, fit, fancied and
joint 'best-in' for the grade
one, £150000 Tingle Creek
Chase over two miles of 'good
to soft'; Sandown today,poses a
real threat to five rivals in what
promises to be a sensational
spectacle around this famous
The late journalist, amateur rid-
er, Lord Oaksey nominated the Es-
her course as his absolute favourite;
how proud he would have been of
the mighty 2015 Cheltenham Gold
Cup winner, Coneygree, trained by
his daughter,Sarah, now a succes-
sor to the former stable star, Car-
ruthers, when 'M'Lord was alive a
few years ago.
Coneygree would relish those
seven fences down the far side,
one of the most wonderful National
Hunt sequences anywhere in the
Watching John Francome nego-
tiate them smacked of a master-
class by a natural horseman. Irish
jockey, AP Heskin rides God's Own,
a consistent, high-grade eight-
year-old 'money-spinner' trained
by Tom George which needs two
and a half miles; that's ideal on this
menue because they will be going
like 'bats out of hell' as they say
with at least three confirmed front
runners. You would want to sit with
Francome watching it!
God's Own has a fitness ad-
vantage even though both Willie
Mullins-trained Un de Sceaux
and Gary Moore's new sensation,
Ar Mad, will have been prepared
to the second for their seasonal
debuts; there is nothing quite like
an outing to offset ring-rustiness
and Heskin is definitely a potential
Earlier, over the same course and
distance, the stolid, consistent,
Kim Bailey runner, Charbel, could
prove a thorn in the side of Altior
backers in the grade one, £45000
Henry V111 Novices' Chase; now
this is exciting.
Obviously 'Supreme' winner,
Altior, will be favourite and likely
winner but he's relatively inexpe-
rienced over the big 'uns and so
we're going to chance Charbel, at
much better odds, in the genuine
belief that, as the advert says, 'he's
Getna looks a 'professional spe-
cial' for a 2-y-o Maiden Stakes over
nine furlongs of Wolverhampton
tonight; top-rated on the TH and
mount of Adam 'winning machine'
This will also be a highlight with
so many well-bred types from
'fashionable' yards; we're in for
what promises to be an exciting,
overwhelming, Saturday with rac-
ing from 'dawn until dusk!'
guardian.co.tt Saturday, December 3, 2016
Better be ready
Are you ready for aflood?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Floods are the leading cause of
disaster-related death in the
Caribbean, but since most can be
forecast, you should have time to
prepare. Your Red Cross urges you
to get ready. There are simple
steps you can take to help protect
your family from a flood.
Know your area's flood risk. If
unsure, call your Red Cross or
Emergency Management Agency.
If you are in a risk area, investigate
the feasibility of flood insurance.
Know the location of the main elec-
trical breaker and the gas and water
valves in your home and ensure you
have a clear path to easily access
them so that you can shut them off
When a Flood
Warning is issued:
Monitor the radio for weather
updates and evacuate immediately if
you are told to do so.
Move your furniture and valuables to
higher floors of your home or place
them high if possible.
Bring in all loose items from outside,
like garbage cans and yard furniture
for safe keeping.
Turn off the main electrical switch
and other utilities.
Place important documents and
valuables in plastic and store them
in a safe place.
Flood water dangers:
Do not walk through flowing water.
Just six inches of moving water can
knock you off your feet.
Never attempt to cross a swollen
stream, river or gully by foot or
vehicle. The force of these water-
ways can have deadly consequences.
If your vehicle stalls in rising water,
abandon it immediately and climb to
higher ground. A mere two feet of
water can float a large vehicle, even
After a flood:
Clean and dry everything water-
soaked. Flood waters can pick up
sewerage and chemicals from roads,
farms and factories. Spoiled food
and flooded medicines are health
hazards. When in doubt, throw them
Check appliances and motors for
damage and do not use them until
they have been cleaned and dried.
Watch out for wild animals. Snakes
and centipedes that have been
flooded out of their homes may seek
shelter in yours. Use a pole or a
stick to poke and turn items over
and scare them away.
If your home was seriously affected
by the floods and you suspect your
electrical wiring may have been
damaged, have it checked by a quali-
fied person before turning on the
main electrical switch.
Punch holes in all containers left
outside to prevent water from set-
tling and these from becoming
breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Purify water before using. Use chlo-
rine bleach or water purifying
tablets. Boil tap water for ten min-
T&T Red Cross Society
Jagpersad aiming for third Top Gun title
Darren Jagpersad will
be out to defend his ti-
tle at the 20th edition
of the Defence Force/
Trinidad Rifle Associ-
ation (TRA) Handgun
ships (Top Gun) which
will shoot off at the
Tucker Valley Range,
from 9 am.
Jagpersad took last
year's crown at the Jethro
John Shooting Range in
Gran Couva with score of
184.79 to finish ahead of
Ken Williams (190.21) and
Andre Lashley (191.93).
He also copped the
High Civilian and Most
Accurate Shooter awards.
This year Jagpersad will
be going for third overall
Top Gun trophy after first
tasting success in 2010. He
will have to beat twen-
ty-four (24) other shooters
for the top prize. Former
champions Anthony Bai-
ley (2014) and Devanand
Bhagwansingh (2003) are
among the list of contend-
ers looking to take the title
away from Jagpersad. Last
year's runners up Williams
and fourth placed Marlon
Moses will also vying for
In all seven of the top
ten finishers from 2015 are
listed to be back in action
all aiming for the top spot.
Winner of last week-
end's national Centre
Fire and Standard Pistol
titles, Olympic shooter
Roger Daniel may also be
among the starters.
However, his participa-
tion is not yet confirmed.
Runners-up behind Dan-
iel, Kelston Anderson
(Standard Pistol) and Nigel
Marchand (Center Five)
will be hoping to improve
to the top of the podium
Armstrong and Walt Reid
are also in the field.
The competitors will be
representing the TRA, De-
fence Force, Police Force,
South Trinidad Rifle Club,
Tobago Rifle Club and
the International Defen-
sive Pistol Association of
Trinidad. Top shooters
were selected from a six
competitions held by clubs
and associations during a
One we'd love to 'Own'
Anthony Bailey, Mohammed
Ali, Gerard Persad, Marlon
Moses, Ken Williams, Peter
Fredericks, Darren Jagpersad,
Ramnarine Ramadhin, Avesh
Phagoo, Nigel Marchand,
Jude Gordon, Aneel Ramjit,
Dave Ramlal, Brian Arm-
strong, Dale Singh, Walt
Reid, Kelston Anderson,
Christopher John, Nicholas Li,
Amarnath Bridgelal, Richard
Hopkinson, Devanand Bhag-
wahnsingh, Kelvin Sebastien,
Tarike Phillip, Roger Umaid.
RESERVES: Sherwin Assing,
Jason Mills, Henderickson
Herbert, Kenrick Mohammed,
Sandown, 10.55 •
Charbel 12.00 God’s Own (ew) •
12.00 Getna (nap-ew)
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