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triumph in the
en Stakes over
made a crack-
ing debut over
course and distance three weeks ago, giving
our nap selection, Addicted To You, a real scare.
After Addicted To You had brushed aside a hot-fa-
vourite he looked set for a comfortable success until
Ulyssees started to roll; in the closing stages his
strong late burst failed only by a neck!
After computing the race-times my only thought
'next time' for Ulyssees and with Fran Berry again
booked again I'm confident this Sinndar gelding
will go one better and land our fifth successive nap!
This is the way my 'winter season' began, with
a run of SEVEN successive 'star' selections, un-
fortunately December/January proved extremely
difficult; perhaps it's the effect cold weather has
on old bones but, significantly, we've picked up the
thread again with a clutch of big-priced winners,
such Pacha Du Polder (16/1!) and Lopes Vegas,
Wednesday, a resounding 6/1 winner at Newcastle.
When Gosforth Park re-opened last year as an
all-weather tapeta track we mentioned it as the fu-
ture for serious punting and our excellent tipping
record there is illustrated by consistent results.
Coincidentally this North-east venue stages
another six-race programme with two set-weight
races which look solvable.
Newcomer Marqoom is well-regarded by Middle-
ham-based 'winning machine' Mark Johnston who
will be extremely disappointed if this one doesn't
prevail under Franny Norton in the Maiden Stakes
down the straight mile.
Hope they don't dawdle, I'm looking forward to
watching Marqoom and indeed once-raced Royal
Request in the concluding Maiden Stakes over five
Royal Request looks a solid prospect for James Tate
and ex-champion jockey, Luke Morris, will surely
blast off and sort out the wheat from the chaff.
A cracking each-way 'professional special' treble
Fifteen entered for Royal Colours
The Jose William-Samaroo trained
duo of Cactus Treasure and Nabawi will
headline a field of 15 runners which will
go to post for the Saturday's feature
event, the Grade Three Royal Classic
at Santa Rosa Park in Arima.
The $100,000 purse event over 1,350 me-
tres will see Samaroo's pair being challenged
by the Harold Chadee trained Set Sail and
the John O'Brien trained quintet of Alru-
na, Blind Date, Lord Silver, Shangri La and
Glenn Mendez introduces a highly re-
garded three-year-old in Ceasar Country.
On the basis of last season's form Nabawi
will be the horse that they will all have to
beat, once he trained on. He will be part-
nered by Nela Mohammed while Naim
Samaroo will be aboard Cactus Treasure.
When entreis were taken yesterday a total
of 118 hoses took entry for the Arima Race
Club's (ARC) nine-race card.
Post time is 12.30 pm.
Here are the declared runners, riders and
R1: 12.30 PM - HANDICAP 3 YO & OVER
HORSES RATED 40-25 - 1,100M - $27,200
Heroes N Legends B Boodramsing 57; Spon-
taneous R Ali 57; Cuddymoto W Galviz 57;
Money Matters K Khelawan 55.5; Work Of
Art O Mohammed 55; Jesse's Girl J Reyes
57; Getaway L C Seecharan 55; Rio Grande
P Badrie 52; Messi D Rodrigo 55.
R2: 1.05 PM - HANDICAP 3 YO & OVER
HORSES RATED 80-60 - 1,200M - $41,225
One Fortheroad R Ali 55.5; Hail The Chief L
C Seecharan 51; Free Passage A Giron 57;
Goliath's Boy P Badrie 51; Kodo Y Serrano
52; Crown The King B Boodramsing 54; Big
Five O J Boodramsing 55.5.
ENS HANDICAP - 1,100M (TURF) - $27,200
Euphoria Y Serrano 49.5; Foxy Lady D Butcher
47; Adore The Shots K Razack 52; Comfort-
ably Numb P Badrie 50.5; Wrongfully Accused
N Ortiz 57; Cheninski O Mohammed 54.5;
Brandon's Choice S Rodrigo 54.5; Doctor
James R Hernandez 54.5; Silver & Things R
Balgobin 44.5; Special Attention F Razack 57;
Spicy Lou L C Seecharan 47; Set Me Free Ri
Hernandez 53; Southern Express L Keizer 43;
Bird Man J Boodramsing 49.5; Yabba Dabba
Doo B Boodramsing 47.
R4: 2.15 PM - WI BRED 3 YO NON WINNERS
OF 3 RACES HANDICAP - 1,750M - $41,225
Leading Lady D Khelawan 53.5; Fillyourpocket
R Balgobin 47.5; Steve Austin K Khelawan
53.5; Divine Inspiration N Mohammed 57;
Hello N Ortiz 53.5; Valorous B Boodramsing
55.5; Juneau W Galviz 53.5.
R5: 2.55 PM - HANDICAP 3 YO & OVER
HORSES RATED 45 -30 - 1,350M - $29,050
Winning Report R Balgobin 57; A Great Mo-
ment K Khelawan 55.5; Rocket Princess N
Mohammed 57; Intergrity N Samaroo 57;
Jacob's Dream R Hernandez 56.5; Precise
Moment D Blackman 55.5; The King's Gift
P Badrie 55.5; Just Honest O Mohammed
55.5; Glorify D Butcher 55.5; Missinghighbury
K Balgobin 57; Ten Melodies Ri Hernandez
55; Country Boy J Boodramsing 56; It's An
Icon S Rodrigo 55; War Council L Keizer 57.
R6: 3.30 PM - HANDICAP 3 YO & OVER
HORSES RATED 25-0 - 1,500M (TURF)
All Is Yours RI Hernandez 55.5; Let It Ride P
Badrie 57; Little John S Rodrigo 57; She Is
A Princess N Ortiz 54.5; Kentucky Woman B
Boodramsing 53; Aim For The Stars R Hernan-
dez 55.5; Doc Holiday A Giron 57; Indomeneo
R Ali 57; Danceinthepark LC Seecharan 51;
Language Of Love N Samaroo 56; Always
Ready J Boodramsing 56.5; Wonder Girl O
R7: 4.05 PM - HANDICAP 3 YO & OVER
HORSES RATED 35-0 - 1,200M - $26,350
Saynomore R Hasranah 54.5; Naughty N Nice
B Boodramsing 56.5; Chelsi Magic S Rodrigo
55.5; Sorayah L Keizer 56.5; San Antonio R
Ali 56; Sitar H Emamalie 54.5; Best Defence
N Samaroo 53.5; Star Pharoah J Reyes 57;
Main Sail J Boodramsing 57; Veins Of Gold
K Balgobin 53; Al Kahina O Mohammed 57;
Upset D Dance N Ortiz 55.5; Magisterial H
R8: 4.40 PM - ROYAL COLOURS CLASSIC
NATIVE BRED 3 YO - 1,350M - $100,000
Alruna J O'Brien/R Balgobin 54; Caesar Coun-
try W Galviz 57; Illegal Prince S Rodrigo 57;
She Izza Lady P Badrie 54; Princess Charlotte
H Emamalie 54. Lord Silver K Khelawan 57;
Blind Date B Boodramsing 54; Set Sail Y
Serrano 54; Cactus Treasure N Samaroo 57;
Gold Express N Ortiz 57; Rebecca's World
K Balgobin 54; Nabawi N Mohammed 57;
Nisky's Boy R Ali 57; Shangrila D Khelawan
54; Discouldrun J Boodramsing 57.
R9: 5.20 PM HANDICAP 3 YO & OVER HORS-
ES RATED 60-45 - $35,000
Caliburn R Balgobin 52.5; US Marshall S Ro-
drigo 57; Reggae Rhythm R Ali 54.5; Why
Kapalua L Keizer 53; Red Cloud K Khelawan
56; Eagle Landing K Balgobin 54.5; Wild Shuf-
fle P Badrie 53.5; Luminium LC Seecharan
50; McQuade N Samaroo 54.5; Tis A Pleasure
W Galviz 54; With Anticipation Y Serrano
53.5; Rocket Wheels B Boodramsing 53;
Wonderbabe F Razack 53.5; Canfield Casino
J Boodramsing 57.
Under: (Last Friday)
1 pm ................................ 17-25
4 pm ............................ ....19-32
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
24 (Queen) 10.30 am
16 (Jamette) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
35 (Big Snake)
LAST DRAW: THURS DAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Friday, March 24, 2017
4 6.30 pm
26 (Fowl) 6.30 pm
18 (Water Boat) 1 pm
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 1 4 4 3 12
15SICKWOMAN2 2 1 1
18WATERBOAT 4 2 2 3 11
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 0 4 0 2
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 3 2 0 3
30HOUSECAT 2 1 3 0
31PARSONWIFE2 3 3 5 13
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
ARC DAY 9 ENTRIES
Lingfield, 1.35 Ullyssees (nap)
Newcastle, 4.15 Marqoom
8.15 Royal Request.
Jimmy Moffatt is after more Musselburgh
success with Idder in the feature race on the
East Lothian venue's final jump card of the
The top-weight, victorious over course and dis-
tance in maiden company in early January, faces
seven rivals in the Cappoquin Property Consultancy
Ltd Novices' Handicap Hurdle.
Moffatt, who is looking forward to running
Highland Lodge in next month's Grand National,
said: "It's his first handicap but we think he is still
progressive and he know he likes the track and the
"He was left in front that day three out when the
leader made a bad mistake but Brian (Hughes) felt
we would have won anyway."
Among the opposition to Idder are Donald Mc-
Cain-trained Craig Star, another that will be suited
by the better ground, while Lucy Alexander will be
looking for a good spin on Leading Score after her
return to the saddle on Wednesday.
Grand National-winning jockey Graham Lee, now
plying his trade on the Flat, again appears on a jumps
card, this time for the ride on Crixus's Escape for
fledging trainer Gillian who operates from the yard
vacated by recently-retired Keith Reveley.
Moffatt after more
Bridgmohan eyes move up standings after triple
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana---Jamaican
jockey Shaun Bridgmohan reeled off
a triple on Sunday's ten-race at Fair
Grounds as the closed in on sixth place
in the jockeys standings.
The seasoned rider captured race one
with favourite Forgotten, returned in
race two to score with 3-1 chance King
of Spades before wrapping up his impres-
sive haul aboard 5-1 bet Control Tower
in race six.
Bridgmohan sits seventh in the stand-
ings on 42 points, now just two behind
sixth placed Gabriel Saez. Florent Geroux
leads the standings with 93 wins, in the
campaign which wraps April 2.
The 37-year-old Bridgmohan opened
his account over a mile when he got the
five-year-old mare Forgotten to the wire,
1-1/4 lengths clear of the four-year-old
and upward fillies and mares.
Forgotten was off the pace as Crickadee
and Custom for Corales led through the
half-mile but responded to Bridgmohan's
urging once set down for the drive and
was a comfortable winner in the stretch.
In another mile trip in race two, he
powered five-year-old gelding King of
Spades to a two-length victory over the
four-year-old and upwards.
Attraction produced the early splits
with Tiz Town stalking and Bridgmohan
running King of Spades near the rear.
The pair made gradual progress, howev-
er, reached the front a sixteenth out, and
stormed to the wire.
Bridgmohan then used a similar ride as
he steered Control Tower to a half-length
win over the four-year-old and upwards
in a mile and sixteenth trip.
He held the eight-year-old chestnut
horse near the rear, was roused on the
far turn and rallied in the stretch before
duelling with Whiskey Biz with an eighth
to run and prevailing. (CMC)
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