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Baker is Fashion conscious
Fashion Business achieved much
the better time-handicap mark than
stable-companion, Abaad, when both
made first-up appearances earlier this
month, they have been declared by
veteran trainer, Roger Charlton, for a
3-y-o Maiden Stakes over ten furlongs
of Lingfield polytrack today!
Fashion Business, is a gelding by Frankel!
Given it costs £125,000 a service for mares
sent to Frankel it seems safe to assume Char-
lton has had issues with Fashion Business,
beaten just over a length by Blaze Of Glory
in a fast-run mile race over this course and
distance 13 days ago.
George Baker was aboard and exercised
positive front-running tactics, they led until
three hundred yards out and Fashion Busi-
ness stayed on strongly in a manner which
suggests an extra two furtongs will be ideal.
It was the optimum distance for his unbeaten
sire, never beaten in fourteen races and on
my time-handicap 'the greatest!'
Why is Abaad in the line-up?
Sixth to Opinionate in a slower division of
the aforementioned mile maiden indicates
this Bated Breath gelding will prove way in-
ferior but thoroughbreds often improve to a
colossal degree for an experience.
Not one of eight rivals is likely to trouble
them, intriguing, eh?
Wonder if any press representative will
Frankie Norton makes yet another come-
back from serious injury aboard hitherto
disappointing Ettu in a seven-runner 3-y-
o Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of New-
castle tapeta, dramatically Jeremy Noseda's
charge, sixth and five lengths behind Blaze
Of Glory at Lingfield, is dropped back in trip,
a quarter mile.
Obviously this suggests they are hop-
ing Ettu is better suited to sprinting, hope
Norton is being eased back in with a win-
ner, it will be an immmense disappointment
for several reasons if Ettu doesn't make it
fifth time lucky and we sincerely hope
this will be a good day for this enigmatic
Under: (Last Friday)
1 pm ...................................8-18
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PICK TWO SELECTIONS
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Friday, January 27, 2017
1 6.30 pm
3 (Carriage) 6.30 pm
3 (Carriage) 10.30 am
5 (Parson Man) 4 pm
9 (Cattle) 1 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
28 (Red Fish)
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 2
30HOUSECAT 0 0 0 0
31 PARSONWIFE 0 2 2 0
34BLINDMAN 0 1 0 0
35 BIG SNAKE
Shaneshill back to winning ways
Paul Townend saw off all challengers aboard
9/4 chance Shaneshill to win the John Mulhern
Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park, yesterday.
A faller at the final flight at Leopardstown over
Christmas on his previous appearance, the talented
eight-year-old showed no ill-effects for that spill
with a gutsy effort from the front.
Turning for home, it looked as if stablemate
Clondaw Warrior, the 11/10 favourite, was travelling
better under Ruby Walsh. But heading to two out,
the four runners in with a shout spread themselves
across the track and suddenly push came to shove
for those attempting to overhaul the leader.
Keeping to the far rail, Shaneshill produced two
sound jumps and kept pulling out more all the way
to the winning post under Townend to score by
three-quarters of a length from Snow Falcon.
West impresses in Thyestes
Champagne West made every yard to record
an impressive victory in the Goffs Thyestes
Handicap Chase at Gowran Park.
Formerly trained by Philip Hobbs, the nine-year-
old made light of the 11-7 weight he was carrying to
record his second victory in three starts for Henry
Always at the head of affairs under David Mullins,
he barely touched a twig and had too much pace for
his toiling rivals in the home straight as he came
clear of last year's third Ucello Conti.
Among the leading contenders for the race at
7/1 after impressing in a Listed event at Tramore
on New Year's Day, the Roger Brookhouse-owned
Champagne West jumped accurately at the head of
affairs and had most of his rivals in trouble a long
way from home.
Ucello Conti looked a major threat rounding the
home turn, but Champagne West was in no mood
to be caught and picked up again between the final
two fences before pinging the last to seal a seven-
Jet setting for retirement
Jet Setting, whose finest hour came when
she defeated Minding to win the Irish 1,000
Guineas, has been retired to the paddocks.
The daughter of Fast Company has gone to stud
to be covered by Le Havre, winner of the Prix du
Jockey Club (French Derby) in 2009.
Snapped up for just 12,000 guineas out of Richard
Hannon's yard in October 2015, Jet Setting proved
the shrewdest of purchases, winning three of her
first four starts for County Kildare trainer Adrian
Keatley. She was then sold by Equinegrowthpartners
Syndicate to the China Horse Club for £1.3million
at the Goffs London Sale in June, but remained at
Henderson targets Huntingdon
Nicky Henderson is keeping his fingers
crossed today's meeting at Huntingdon goes
ahead to allow Kotkikova the opportunity
to run in the rescheduled olbg.com Mares'
The Grade Two event was transferred to the Cam-
bridgeshire circuit following the abandonment of
last weekend's meeting at Ascot.
However, the three-mile-one-furlong contest is
under threat once more, with Huntingdon's card
subject to a precautionary inspection at 8am due
to the threat of frost.
A Grade One-winning chaser in France in 2015,
Kotkikova made her debut for Henderson and owner
JP McManus in last month's Christmas Hurdle at
Leopardstown and was far from disgraced in fin-
ishing fifth behind Vroum Vroum Mag on what was
her first start since last spring.
Kotkikova faces five rivals, including the Wil-
lie Mullins-trained Whiteout, the mount of Ruby
11.40 Fashion Business (nap)
12.40 Quothquan (e.w)
Dave Chadee, right, owner of Country Boy and Jeremy Gordon, together with Groom and friend sport their charge in the Winner's
Circle at Arima Race Park, Arima, after the horse won Race 6, the Brydens---Jeffery Stollmeyer Handicap 3 Y.O. & Over Horses Rated
35-0 going a distance of 1200 metres. (Day 2). PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE.
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