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No problem with 'Dreaming'
Dreaming Of Paris merits close scru-
tiny for the eleven-runner 'aged' Maiden
Stakes over seven furlongs of Kempton
polytrack today; an encouraging close
third to stable-companion, Dellaguista,
on a similar surface at Lingfield just over
three weeks ago, represented a useful
Richard Kingscote taught William Haggas'
charge plenty, following a tardy start, and
William Carson could well benefit from his
experience and expertise aboard this Qa-
tar-owned Oasis Dream filly.
We napped Dellaguista!
On that occasion Dreaming In Paris was a
10/1 chance, obviously there was no urgency,
the winner was a well-backed 11/4 shot!
A replication of her first-up run should be
good enough and, of course, improvement
can be expected; 'Dreaming' is not one to
Earlier Newcastle stages a six-race pro-
gramme, best bet appears to be John Gos-
den-trained Vantage High, one of ten de-
clared for an 'aged' Maiden Stakes over ten
Plenty of spice to this race because Charles
Hills journeys progressive Doctor Bartolo
several hundred miles and this is a surprise
given the form of 'Faringdon' stables, Lam-
It's a costly exercise having racehorses
trained, neither loser will get much change
out of a grand!
Thrice-raced Vantage Point, one of two
'decs' made by 'Big John', a recent recipient
of an OBE in New Year Honours list, has the
TH call and justifies a solid each-way punt
under Nicky Mackay.
Incidentally no guarantee has been given
2015 Champion Hurdle winner, Faugheen,
will run at Cheltenham; an injury which
caused him to be dramatically withdrawn last
season has not been mentioned but neither
has Faugheen or indeed current 'Champion
Don't be tempted with either, at present
Under: (Last Wednesday)
10.30 am....................... 34-32
1 pm ..................................... 9-8
4 pm ................................33-35
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10 6.30 pm
22 (Rat) 6.30 pm
21 (Mouth) 10.30 am
31 (Parson Wife) 4 pm
3 (Carriage) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
31 (Parson Wife)
34 (Blind Man)
29 (Opium Man)
18 (Water Boat)
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 4 6 8 6 24
15SICKWOMAN6 7 7 7 27
18WATERBOAT 8 118 4 31
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 6 7 5 4 22
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 8 5 10 11 34
30HOUSECAT 11 8 7 7 33
31PARSONWIFE7 7 2 6 22
34BLINDMAN 9 8 5 6 28
35 BIG SNAKE
10.30 Vantage Point (e.w)
1.00 Marquee Club (e.w)
2.15 Dreaming Of Paris (nap-e.w).
Champion jockey Ronald Ali accelerates the speed of Jesse's Girl to win the Handicap 3 Y.O . & Over Horses Rated 35-0 in Race 2 of the
1100 metres run at Santa Rosa Park, Arima, on January 2, 2017, (Day 1, 2017). PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE.
The Queen's Park Cricket Club (QPCC)
and the Arima Race Club (ARC) have come
together to host the first QPCC Day At The
Races on Saturday, ending the club's 125th-
year celebration at Santa Rosa Park in Arima.
This information was disclosed on Monday at
the QPCC press conference for the club's day of
racing by the Chief Executive Officer of the Queen's
Park Cricket Club, Paul Mouser.
The event will also celebrate, eight of legends
of the Queen's Park cricket whose names will be
attached to an event on the day. Former champion
trainer and long-standing QPCC member Joseph
Hadeed will be one of the honouree's and will have
the feature event the Stud Farm Association Na-
tional Stakes named in his honour.
The legendary 15-time champion trainer John
O'Brien will also be honoured on a day when all
the honourees are QPCCC members who have
had vested interest in the Sport of Kings over the
years. O'Brien was again named champion trainer
(earnings), last year.
Veteran sportscaster Dave Lamy who is consid-
ered the patriot of sports broadcasting will be cel-
ebrated for his 40 years of outstanding work. Some
of the other legends who will be celebrated will be
the legendary Jeffrey Stollmeyer, Mr Knowledge,
Joey Carew, Paul Gevain Mouttet, Steve Bennett
and veterinarian/cyclist Roger D'Abadie.
The QPCC Day will have a nine-race programme
with the last race being the Queen's Park Cricket
Anthony Harford open the day's proceeding
thanking the QPCC for joining hands with the
ARC in what is a very difficult year for the sport.
He said, "QPCC and the ARC have an excellent
relationship but it is great to celebrate our QPCC
iconic members who have contributed so mean-
ingfully to horse racing over the years."
Mowser said, "Saturday will be an exceptional
day for sport and the horse racing fraternity. This
is a great move and with the QPCC legends being
honoured, our great club will continue to assist in
any way possible. This could be the first of many."
ARC president, Linford Carrabon thanked QPCC
for partnering with the ARC in this venture and in
fact stated that the ARC and QPCC is sometimes
seen as interchangeable.
Carrabon said, "I came into racing at the age of
10 and I have a good knowledge of the history of
racing - the good, the bad and the ugly. The QPCC
have been integral to racing and the contribution
of the legends is something worth savouring and
I trust it will continue.
"This is a good thing to end 125th year celebra-
tion with racing. This is the last activity of a great
year and with the ARC this is 'pilot project' which
could change the landscape of racing. We can use
this type of arrangement to bring people back to
the Sport of Kings. The sport needs people and
He commended Harford and Roger Hadeed for
their work in making this day come to fruition but
warned that "2017 will be a rough ride, there are a
lot of issues and financing is the thread. However,
we have get all the players on the same page just
like in the Good Old Days for the betterment of
the racing industry.
"We need quality horses but we also large fields to
get good betting as the betting handle has dropped
by nine percent in the last three months but has
recovered somewhat in the past three racing days.
"One thing is certain we have to find sponsors
and innovated ways to keep racing going because
if the racing industry shuts down, it will be some
years for it to be re-started. We have reduced the
number of race days but the number of races have
remained the same. Racing needs this," he said.
at The Races
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