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Champion trainer Glenn Mendez de-
scribed his six-year-old bay horse Dark
Treasure as 'a horse with a big heart.'
Mendez made the comment after Dark
Treasure with Wilmer Dalviz astride won
last week's feature event, the Insurance
Company of the West Indies Limited (ICWI)-
Joseph Hadeed Stud Farm Association Na-
tional Stakes at Santa Rosa Park, Arima on
Saturday, in front of large appreciative crowd.
The Dhanpaul Sookoo-owned horse not
only showed his courage and big heart but
clearly underlined the fact that he had a touch
of class on the Queen's Park Cricket Club
Day At The Races.
Mendez did not only saddled the winner
but the first two past the post in the $75,000
purse event as favourite Man To Come was
The likeable trainer said, 'This horse is
really a good one, what he lacks in class, he
makes up for it with courage. He has come
back from two fractures and supensory prob-
lems and ran a great race. He never wanted
to be beaten and stayed on strongly up the
straight to deny Man To Come.'
He's a good horse and we will see how he
comes out of the race to decide if we will take
our chance in the Caribbean Turf Champi-
onship next week."
Winning rider Galviz commented, 'He
ran a great race, once I asked him to go at
the far turn he kept travelling well. When
we got into the straight and I asked him to
go he responded superbly by pulling clear
and maintaining his momentum to the line.
He really did it well."
Next Saturday, Dark Treasure will come
up against the likes of Bigman In Town,
Academy Award, Magical Victory and stable-
mate Man To Come in the 1,800 metres turf
event---the Caribbean Turf Championship.
Friday, January 20, 2017 guardian.co.tt
Dark Treasure has big heart
We ought to get on the 'Bay'
Sans Souci Bay, trained by
Richard Hannon and re-unit-
ed with proficient stable
apprentice, Tina Smith, is
definitely worth chancing in
a Maiden Stakes over seven
furlongs of Wolverhampton
tapeta tonight; I've spent a
lot of time on two all-weath-
er programmes, the other
will be staged on Lingfield
When it's necessary to prize
out selections after careful scru-
tiny, checking and re-checking,
it's usually because I'm attempt-
ing to make selections from ex-
tremely moderate thoroughbreds
and give you a chance of winning.
That sums up my morning
perfectly, never has one been
confronted with such rubbish
and how anyone can bet seri-
ously on some of the tripe con-
tinually served up is beyond my
comprehension; hopefully the
menu will improve!
Tina was replaced by Sean
Levey over course and distance
three weeks ago but it made no
difference; San Souci Bay ran
his usual consistent race but
didn't approach a 'career-best'
time-handicap mark achieved
under the young lass back in
November. His last three races
have been over this course.
Sans Souci Bay is no 'cert' by
any means but hopefully a 7lbs
allowance will weigh heavily
against six ordinary rivals and
is worth following.
According to the Charles Hills
camp once-raced Marettimo
has improved and should be
'thereabouts' in the eight-run-
ner Maiden Stakes over ten fur-
longs of Lingfield polytrack; it is
a moderate race and needs to be.
John Gosden-trained Keswick
was third on debut earlier this
month but is no great shakes, a
comment which applies to sev-
Perhaps we ought to heed the
Hills advice and have a modest
each-way punt at huge odds.
Incidentally Hamdan Al Mak-
toum has sent Hills forty horses!
That is because the Du-
bai-based Sheikh Hamdan
knows 79-year-old Barry will
be overseeing operations; you
can't beat experience!
Seprani is fancied and has
form good enough to make one
of three placings in the open-
ing 3-y-o handicap over seven
India beats England
CUTTACK, India---India won a thrilling second
one-day international and the series only after
running out England captain Eoin Morgan in
the penultimate over yesterday.
Yuvraj Singh (150) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (134)
combined in a 256-run partnership to give India a
whopping 381-6 total.
But England wasn't intimidated chasing, and was
giving India a scare until Morgan, soon after making
his ninth ODI century off 80 balls, was run out backing
up too far with nine balls to go.
With 22 needed off the last over, England scored
only six, India won by 15 runs and secured the series
before the third and last match on Sunday in Kolkata.
Jason Roy (82) and Alex Hales (14) launched Eng-
land to a good start. Then Roy and Joe Root (54) put
on 100 runs off 95 balls.
England's 100 came up in the 16th over, and Root
completed his 19th ODI half-century off 53 balls.
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (3-65) made the
breakthrough, as Root holed out.
Roy put on 42 runs with Morgan before he was
bowled by Ravindra Jadeja.
Ashwin turned the screws in the middle overs,
dismissing Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler cheaply, and
England slumped to 206-5 in the 32nd over.
Moeen Ali (55) gave company to Morgan and their
whirlwind 93-run partnership for the sixth wicket
propelled England past 300. Ali hit six fours.
England was well behind the asking rate but Mor-
gan's presence ensured the visitors threatened to
England needed 73 runs off the last five overs, and
edged closer as Morgan and Liam Plunkett (26 not
out) added a quick-fire 50 off 25 balls. Then Morgan
was gone, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the final
over too well.
Put in to bat, India made a poor start. Chris Woakes
(4-60) struck twice in the third over, removing Lokesh
Rahul (5) and Virat Kohli (8), both caught by Ben Stokes
at second slip.
Woakes then bowled Shikhar Dhawan (11) and India
slipped to 25-3 in the fifth over.
It brought Singh and Dhoni together, and they
weren't separated until the 43rd over.
They took their time settling in. Their 50-partner-
ship came off 69 balls. Singh reached his half-cen-
tury off 56 balls as India passed 100 in the 22nd over.
Dhoni reached his half-century off 68 balls as their
100-partnership came off 118 balls.
The second 100 came off only 75 balls.
Singh brought up his 14th ODI hundred off 98 balls,
and went on to score his highest ODI score, eclipsing
139 in 2004 against Australia in Sydney.
He was finally out for 150, caught behind off
Woakes. In all, he faced 127 deliveries, inclusive of
21 fours and three sixes.
Dhoni reached his 10th ODI hundred off 106 balls.
He became the first India batsman to hit 200 ODI
sixes. He finished on 134 runs, hitting 10 fours and
six sixes, whilst facing 122 balls. (AP)
Trainer Glen Mendez is jubilant after his
charge Dark Treasure won Race 8, the
ICWI---Joseph Hadeed SEA National Stakes,
T&T Bred at Santa Rosa Park, Arima on
Under: (Last Friday)
1 pm ................................... 4-12
4 pm .................................15-19
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
LAST DRAW: THURS DAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Friday, January 20, 2017
30 6.30 pm
2 (Old Lady) 6.30 pm
18 (Water Boat) 10.30 am
17 (Pigeon) 4 pm
14 (Money) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
10 (Sick Woman)
31 (Parson Wife)
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05 PARSON MAN 1
15SICKWOMAN0 1 0 0
18WATERBOAT 3 0 1 0
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 0 0 0 1
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 1 0 0 0
30HOUSECAT 0 0 0 0
31 PARSONWIFE 0 1 2 0
34BLINDMAN 0 1 0 0
35 BIG SNAKE
Lingfield, 10.00 Seprani (e.w)
12.40 Marettimo (e.w)
Wolverhampton, 2.45 Sans
Souci Bay (nap).
Dark Treasure with jockey Wilmer Galviz in
saddle flying home to win Race 8, the
ICWI---Joseph Hadeed SFA National Stakes
T&T Bred 4 YO & Over race at Santa Rosa
Park, Arima on January 14.
PHOTOS: RALPH BANWARIE
England's Moeen Ali is bowled out by India's
Bhuvneshwar Kumar during their second One-Day
international cricket match in Cuttack, India,
yesterday. AP PHOTO
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