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'Carpenter' to chip in
Master Carpenter,drawn one of twen-
ty-one for the £50000 Spring Cup over
'good to firm' Newbury mile today, could
well recoup losses and make amends for
a somewhat unlucky, and indeed unnec-
essary, defeat three weeks ago.
Rod Millman's charge raced against the
Doncaster stands rails throughout the
'Lincoln' which is similar being a straight,
galloping, course; Master Carpenter was
drawn twenty, eventual winner, Bravery,
was berthed even higher but Danny Tudhope
switched him immediately after the start and
they raced centre, on much faster ground.
Given my selection was beaten less than
four lengths it stands to reason Master Car-
penter represents a sound each-way prop-
osition on this occasion.
Thankfully 5lbs apprentice, Lulu Stand-
ford hasn't been blamed for the negativity
and retains the ride; she wouldn't have dared
make a random decision against orders but
had Master Carpenter raced a few yards to
his left I'm sure he would have prevailed.
This is fascinating and so is the prospect
of supporting twice-raced Red Royalist in
division one of a 3-y-o Maiden Stakes over
the same course and distance.
Three consecutive races over the same
distance should make for interesting and
hopefully rewarding computation.
Twice-raced Red Royalist achieved sol-
id time-handicap marks under Mark Dwyer
last season, good enough for Marcus Tre-
goning's charge to make it third time lucky
under the 'cocky scouser' whose strike rate
Don't forget this combination teamed up
with Sir Percy, winner of an Epsom Derby!
Best bet of another overwhelming day is
Keyser Soze, one of nine 'decs' for an 'aged'
Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of 'good
to firm' Thirsk, mount of Steve Donohue,
enjoying an excellent year to date.
Keyser Soze has been entered in several
races during the past week, trainer Richard
Spencer seems to have got it right and he's
Incidentally Alluring looked tremendous
when winning unchallenged at Tipperary,
Thursday; could be one for the Epsom Oaks!
Diana delivers under Dettori
John Gosden continued his fine run of
form as he unleashed two Investec Oaks
candidates in the shape of Shutter Speed
and Gracious Diana on an informative card
Shutter Speed impressed as she lived up
to her tall reputation to win the Dubai Duty
Free Golf World Cup EBF Stallions Condi-
tions Stakes. (Click here for a full report.)
Then, just half an hour later, Gracious Di-
ana looked another filly with a bright future
when streaking clear to win the Bathwick
Tyres Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
Pre-race the talk was of Mori, the offsping
of Frankel and Midday making her debut for
Sir Michael Stoute, but after shaping nicely
she could only stay on one-paced into fifth.
However, the 4/1 winner, only 10th of
17 on her sole start last season, looked in
a different league and she shot clear under
Dettori to beat Star Rock by three and a half
Gosden said: "She's a lovely filly and will
probably come back here for the (Oaks) trial
at the Lockinge meeting---that is the plan
at the moment.
bus bomber tries
to make millions
LONDON---As get-rich-quick plans go, it
wasn't well thought out.
The man accused of bombing the bus carrying the
Borussia Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to
make millions off an expected slump in the team's
share price by using an obscure financial trade, a
These trades are typically used by professional
traders at banks or investment firms, suggesting
the bomber had some experience with financial
markets. The average person who wanted to make
money off a dropping share price would more likely
have taken out a bet on one of innumerable gam-
bling websites or used a day-trading website.
"It indicates someone with a bit more financial
awareness than your average person," said Chris
Beauchamp, senior market analyst at IG Group in
WHAT KIND OF TRADE DID HE USE?
Buying "put options," as the suspect allegedly
did, gives the trader the right to sell a stock at an
agreed price. So if the stock drops, the trader can
use the option to sell the shares at the higher price.
By then buying them back at the lower price on
that day, he earns a profit.
It's a form of insurance, and is something com-
panies use to protect themselves against the risk
of volatility in financial markets.
Options can be very expensive to buy, although
online trading systems now make them accessible
to anyone, experts say. German prosecutors say the
28-year-old suspect took out a five-figure loan
to buy thousands of them against Borussia Dort-
mund's shares on the same day as the April 11 bus
attack. The team is the only top-league German
club that has shares listed on a stock exchange.
WHY SUCH A COMPLICATED TRADE?
Trading experts say it would have been easier
to profit from a drop in the share price by simply
"shorting" the soccer team's stock through an
online trading website. Shorting a stock means
selling shares you don't own, with the obligation
of buying them back at some point. That can be
risky, however, causing big losses if the shares go
up instead of down.
While more complicated to trade in, the advan-
tage of a "put option" over "shorting the stock" is
that the trader has the right to decide whether---and
when---to use it. If the stock had gone up, instead
of down, he could simply have canceled the trade
at a relatively low cost.
"He may have wanted to wait and see how the
shares reacted and cash in later, for example in
case the shares went up in the short term," said
COULD THE BOMBER HAVE
MADE A LOT OF MONEY?
In theory, yes, though exactly how much is un-
clear. The bombing damage was, thankfully, limited
although one of the team's defenders was injured
and had to have surgery. But if the alleged bomber
had killed Dortmund team members, that would
probably have caused the shares to drop sharply,
giving him the opportunity to make a big profit.
The plan, however, was carried out clumsily. The
suspect bought the options from a computer at
the same hotel where the soccer team was staying,
authorities said. The size and timing of the trade
raised the attention of investigators. So even if he
had succeeded in causing the shares to drop, he
would have been easy to catch.
The plan also seems crude in an age when trading
scams tend to rely on more sophisticated---and less
deadly---schemes like using insider information or
hacking to influence a share price.
Shares in Borussia Dortmund actually rose the
day after the bombing attempt and only fell when
the team lost its Champions League match later
that evening. Shares were up 3.5 percent at 5.55
euros apiece. (AP)
Under: (Last Saturday)
10.30 am........................ 33-31
1 pm .................................10-13
4 pm .................. ..............10-10
6.30 pm............ ................. 4-13
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
12 (King 10.30 am
26 (Fowl) 4 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
34 (Blind Man)
LAST DRAW: FRIDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
36 6.30 pm
9 (Cattle) 6.30 pm
5 (Parson Man) 1 pm
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 2 5 6 3 16
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 4 2 0 3
30 HOUSE CAT
31PARSONWIFE2 4 3 5 14
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
Newbury, 12.40 Master Carpenter (e.w)
1.15 Red Royalist (e.w)
Thirsk, 2.15 Keyser Soze (nap)
Dave Chadee, left,
and Dr Murlin
Leelah leads in
Always Ready into
at Santa Rosa Park
Arima after the
horse won Race 4
the Handicap 3 Y.0.
& Over Horses
Rated 25-0 going a
distance of 1100
Metres (Turf) at
Santa Rosa Park,
Arima on Easter
Monday. First win
for apprentice Rico
THE TASTE OF VICTORY
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