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Punters to see
Red at Redcar
Redicean to kick off this year suc-
cessfully for Peter Chapple-Hyam
in division one of an 'aged' Maiden
Stakes over ten furlongs of 'good'
ground Redcar today; this particular
Epsom Derby-winning trainer needs
to have a productive campaign.
So much water has gone under the New-
market bridges since Peter enjoyed halcyon
days with Dr Devious, Authorized, on the
famous 'Downs' and who can forget Lester
Piggott winning aboard Rodrigo de Triano
in the 2000 Guines?
What went wrong, what indeed?
Peter and wife Jane divorced, numbers
dwindled and in recent years training has
become a monumental struggle; unless you
work hard in this extremely tough game
it's impossible to get lucky in the face of
such fierce competition.
Horse-racing is a 'results' business and
if, as expected, Redicean makes it fourth
time lucky, and confirms my time-hand-
icap rating against eight inferior rivals, a
few eyebrows will be lifted; Peter is a popu-
lar chap but he must apply himself to what
will be a daunting task.
Division two looks difficult but in the
finale Benjamin Thomas, second in both
outings to date, looks a snip for an 'aged'
Apprentice Maiden Stakes over seven
Benjamin Thomas rates a serious punt
and experience light-weight, George
Wood, apprenticed to James Fanshawe, is
ideal; from stall one John Quinn's charge
needs to just race handily and pounce in
the closing stages.
Windsor runs in tandem with another
eight-race programme on which Charlie
Appleby-trained Radjash sports blinkers
for the first time in the 3-y-o Maiden
Stakes over ten furlongs and carries col-
ours of Godolphin.
No 'cert' by any means but appeals each-
way under Adam 'winning machine' Kirby.
One For Arthur
done for season
after Aintree win
Lucinda Russell insists Randox Health Grand Na-
tional winner One For Arthur will be put under no
pressure to repeat his feat next year.
Bookmakers have already installed the 14-1 winner
as favourite for an Aintree double in 12 months' time,
after he became the first Scottish-trained horse in
38 years to win the world's greatest steeplechase,
emulating Rubstic in 1979.
Milnathort trainer Russell said: "That's it now for
Arthur this season. He is entered in the Scottish
National, but he won't be racing. We'll take him out
to the field for a nice summer break and then he'll
be back at Kelso hopefully in October.
"The bookies have already made him the favourite
for next year's National, but there's no pressure on
him. He dictates the pressure and he's been a super
horse to train. He really does have some ability.
"Straight after the race I kept thinking, 'This is
incredible, I've just won the Grand National' and it
doesn't really sink in. It's just been my ambition all
Jockey Derek Fox bided his time before launching
a late spurt that saw hit dart home to win by four
and a half lengths from Cause Of Causes. The feat
is all the more remarkable given Fox, 24, suffered
a broken wrist and dislocated collarbone just four
Russell's partner and assistant Peter Scudamore,
the former multiple champion jockey, hailed his win-
ning ride, insisting few others could have mounted
the remarkable recovery Fox made in order to write
his name into the history books.
"We're (jockeys) not known for our brains," he said.
"People say we're very brave, but there's a fine line
between bravery and stupidity. I felt so awful when
Derek fell at Carlisle. He was in a bad way with a
lot of pain.
"I've done what he did and had to have an operation
on my wrist. Luckily he just bruised the bone.
"But without the medical care he had, he wouldn't
have made it. It's a testament to his fitness and
health that he got there. But normal people would
not have been recovering in the time that he did.
"Would he have pushed himself had it been any
other race? Well it's the essence of sport. If you're
not there, somebody else is taking your place. It's not
like an office job where someone else fills in for a few
weeks and your job is there for you to come back to.
"But he would have done everything he could to
get back as soon as he could."
Russell was also full of praise for the Sligo rider,
adding: "He's a real tough lad. Mentally tough and
"Four weeks ago it was looking a bit dodgy. When
we went up to Perth Royal Infirmary after his fall, the
doctors said they were going to put him in plaster.
"But immediately he told then he wanted to ride
in the National. They were like, 'Well if you want
to ride in the National we can't put you in plaster'.
"He went down to Jack Berry House which is run
by the Injured Jockeys Fund. It was very tough down
there and they put him through his paces, but that
just proves how much he wanted to get back for
the Grand National.
"I don't think that fear factor ever entered his mind.
Falls are part of racing so I don't think that bothered
him. When that becomes a factor, that's when you
While Fox joined owners Deborah Thomson and
Belinda McClung - the 'Two Golf Widows' - to toast
their triumph in Liverpool, Russell had to cut her
celebrations short as she returned to Kinross-shire.
But she woke on Sunday morning to find over
300 locals turning out at her Arlary House Stables
to welcome them - with another 300 messages of
congratulations on her phone.
"This is definitely the race I always wanted to win
and definitely a huge achievement to have done it,"
Red Moon ridden by jockey Prayven Badrie runs away from Illegal Prince with Naim Samaroo aboard to win the Queen of Carnival - The
Krystal Thomas Trophy for West Indies bred three year old maidens handicap in Race 6 going 1,500 metres at Santa Rosa Park, Arima
during the Arima Race Club's Friday Lime (Day 10) on March 31. PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am........................... 17-4
1 pm ...............................34-20
4 pm ................................22-27
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
8 (Tiger) 10.30 am
31 (Parson Wife) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
29 (Opium Man)
34 (Blind Man)
27 (Little Snake)
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
25 6.30 pm
25 (Morocoy) 6.30 pm
32 (Shrimp) 1 pm
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 2 4 5 3 12
15SICKWOMAN3 4 1 1
18WATERBOAT 4 2 2 3 11
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 1 5 0 2
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 3 2 0 3
30HOUSECAT 2 1 3 0
31PARSONWIFE2 4 3 5 14
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
RED MOON WINS
10.30 Radjash (e.w)
11.20 Redicean (nap)
1.55 Benjamin Thomas (e.w)
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