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could well pro-
vide an enjoy-
perience in a
over the Rowley
Mile of 'good'
ground Newmarket today; one to get us 'rock and
rollin' for sure.
It's 194 days since James Tate's charge improved on
a promising polytrack debut by finishing second over
seven furlongs of this wonderful race-track; thorough-
breds which act well at HQ usually relish a return and
jockey Martin Harley will be hoping this is third time
lucky for them.
Harley was in John Whitley's Racing Research com-
puter champion 'top ten' last season; no surprise because
his quiet, no nonsense, style has been a feature during
the last few years for this racing writer who recognises
jockeyship is fascinating and that reliability is key. Martin
consistently get's 'job done' and is much sought after.
Tough to get going in the midst of fierce competition
and it doesn't get anymore competitive than the United
Kingdom, despite moderate prize-money.
Judged on what First Dance achieved as a juvenile
this represents a solid each-way bet with three plac-
es available, even though maidens at this particular
Cambridgeshire course are often littered with 'graded'
prospects during Spring-time.
Rest of this second day seven-race programme looks
too difficult and so further emphasis is switched to an
evening fixture on Wolverhampton Tapeta which should
suit twice-raced, Sir Michael Stoute-trained, El Cap in
an 'aged' Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs.
In both races to date El Cap has achieved time-hand-
icap marks that win this-type race nine times out of ten
and so all we want are odds-against.
Mr Chuckles notched a 'career-best' over course and
distance last month and justifies a punt in the opening
Apprentice Handicap over six furlongs, mount of David
Egan, son of 48-year-old veteran Jack!
Fahey goes through his
Craven meeting team
Top trainer Richard Fahey had a successful Easter
weekend and he talks us through his runners for the
We had a good Easter weekend thanks to three nice
winners and while Cullingworth took me by surprise
a little bit he was a welcome winner for Sammy Jo Bell
up at Musselburgh.
Forest Ranger and Kimberella were less surprising at
Newcastle and Lingfield respectively on what we'd seen
at home and both look nice horses for the season ahead.
Talking of nice horses, the turf season really gets going
now with the Craven meeting taking place at Newmarket
this week and while I haven't got a huge team going down
we'll have four or five running down at HQ.
On Wednesday (today) we've just the one runner with
Private Matter going for the European Free Handicap.
He's a son of Mayson running in the Cheveley Park
colours and he's been gelded which has done him no
harm at all.Last season was a good one for him and he's
subsequently got no easy options off his 106 rating, but
this looks as nice a place as any to start him off.
He's done well over the winter, is in good order at home
and he's fit and well. It was always the idea to step him
up in trip so we'll see if he improves for it.
Finally we run Mayfair Lady in the Group Three Ab-
ernant Stakes on Thursday.
She's been covered and I hope she's in foal but we'd
love to get some Black Type with her which is why she
starts off here as she goes well fresh.
Realistically I'd be delighted if she gets in the first
four, but she's fit and ready and is pleasing me at home
so, you never know, she could outrun my expectations.
Leading Lady, #3 with jockey Nela Mohammed up and Valorous with Kerron Khelawan on saddle, battle it out before Leading Lady
pulls away to win Race 9, The Infallibility Stakes (GR 11) W.I. Bred 3 Y.0. going 1750 Metres at Santa Rosa Park Arima on (Easter
Monday), yesterday, and claimed the first prize of $60,000. Leading Lady is trained by John O' Brien, while second place horse
Valorous is trained by his son Jade. See full results on Page A41. PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Under: (Last Wednesday)
1 pm .................................15-16
4 pm .................. ..............10-16
6.30 pm.......................... 8-22
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
11 (Corbeau) 10.30 am
28 (Red Fish) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
31 (Parson Wife)
30 (House Cat)
LAST DRAW: TUESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
7 6.30 pm
30 (House Cat) 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 2 4 5 3 12
15SICKWOMAN3 4 1 1
18WATERBOAT 4 2 3 3 12
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 2 5 0 2
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 3 2 0 3
30HOUSECAT 3 1 3 0
31PARSONWIFE2 4 3 5 14
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
Jockey Kerron Khelawan keeps low on saddle of Howsweetitis as he accelerates his charge to the winning pole at Santa Rosa Park,
Arima to win the Champagne Stakes (GR 111) 3 Y. 0. & Over, going 1600 Metres on Turf in 3, on Easter Monday to capture the first
prize purse of $60,000.
THE TASTE OF VICTORY
Newmarket, 1.45 First Dance (nap-e.w)
Wolverhampton, 2.40 Mr Chuckles (e.w)
3.45 El Cap.
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