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Bowen surpasses 2016
tally with 4-timer
pion Rocco Bowen eclipsed
his win tally from last sea-
son at Emerald Downs as he
reeled off four wins on the
seven-race programme at
the Pacific Northwest United
States racetrack on Friday.
The 28-year-old was in su-
perb form, riding winners in
race three with favourite Tod-
dies Hottie, in race four with
3-1 chance Web of Demons, in
race six with another 3-1 bet Luz
Attitcus before round off an im-
pressive outing with victory in
the day's final race aboard odds-
on bet Pet Gold.
With the success, Bowen has
moved his haul for the season
to 111 wins -- already one more
than last year's tally.
He has also topped the mil-
lion-dollar mark for the second
straight campaign and currently
lies on US$1 095 355.
Bowen, who enjoyed double
stakes success last Sunday, sus-
tained his good form in the sea-
son due to wrap September 24.
He opened his account on
Friday over six furlongs, com-
bining with three-year-old filly
Toddies Hottie to beat the three-
year-old and upward fillies and
mares by four lengths.
Toddies Hottie duelled with
the leaders before getting free
with a furlong to run and dom-
inating the final stages.
Bowen's second win came
over a mile and sixteenth when
he took four-year-old filly
Web of Demons gate-to-wire
to trounce the three-year-old
and upward fillies and mares
by 2-1/4 lengths.
He also used a front-run-
ning effort in race six over six
furlongs to propel seven-year-
old bay gelding Luz Atticus to a
1-3/4 length win over the three-
year-old and upwards.
Bowen then brought the cur-
tain down on the day in style
when he brought four-year-old
chestnut filly Pet Gold from off
the pace to get the better of the
three-year-old and upward fil-
lies and mares by 4-1/2 lengths
in a 5-1/2 furlong trip.
Take me with you,
What will win the 2017 Doncaster St Leger a week
Even though my speciality is two-year-old racing
the fifth and final classic has always been fascinating
and rewarding, I've got fond memories of past winners;
remember Moonax and Encke?
Both were freely available in ante-post markets at
50/1 and represented 'life-changing' results for yours
truly and I'm not talking about new kitchens!
Backing big-priced winners is the ultimate for seri-
ous punters and the big race looks tasty with a 'beaut'
entered which could effect pay-back time at monster
Looking forward to the great race and indeed Day-
break attempting to make it third time lucky in a ten-run-
ner Fillies' Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of 'good to
firm' Brighton today.
On the time-handicap this looks a 'shoo-in' for Hughie
Morrison's charge, a Dawn Approach filly which was
short-headed by heavily-backed favourite, Gavota, over
a similar distance at Newmarket twenty-four days ago
under Adam Kirby, booked again!.
Nigh on a 'cert' and so is thrice-raced Mokaatil, one ten
'decs' for a Maiden Stakes over five furlongs of 'good'
ground Ripon which kicks-off the final meeting of this
season at the beautiful 'Garden of Yorkshire' racecourse.
More 'fond memories', parking up our VW Caraven-
ette in readiness for glorious summer-time evening
meetings; yes, I've lived!
Mokaatil, a beaten-favourite last month, on the
strength of a creditable fourth (of 22!) to Sound And
Silence in the 'Windsor Castle' at Royal Ascot, hails from
the in-form yard of Owen Burrows, contract trainer for
Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Definitely a shock result if Mokaatil doesn't carry the
famous colours successfully under Jim Crowley who,
hopefully, will be positive and sort out the wheat from
Take Me With You hasn't raced since finishing third
(of 20!) to Alpha Centauri in the group two 'Albany' at
Royal Ascot ten weeks or so ago, why?
It matters not because Take Me With You should
be capable of beating ten rivals 'half-fit' under Jamie
Spencer; don't oppose, any of the three tips!
More injury woe for Geraghty
Barry Geraghty is set for a further three weeks on
the sidelines after it was discovered he had sustained a
hairline fracture of his shoulder blade in a fall at Killarney
The retained rider to owner JP McManus took a tum-
ble when his mount Cook Islands was brought down by
Wonderoftheworld at the final flight in the Irish Stallion
Farms EBF Novice Hurdle.
An X-ray showed no breakages and it was originally
hoped the top Irish jump jockey just had soft tissue
injuries that would keep him out of the saddle for about
However, further medical investigation revealed the
"It showed up on an MRI on Friday. I had an X-ray on
Tuesday. It's probably another three weeks I'm looking
at," said Geraghty.
"I'll be seeing my surgeon in another fortnight and
we'll have a better idea then, but it's looking like that.
Chelsi Magic ridden by jockey Neptali Ortiz fly pass Al Kahina with jockey Brian Boodramsingh up to win Race 6 the Handicap 3 Y.O. &
Over Horses Rated 40-25 in Race 6 at Santa Rosa Park, Arima on August 19, Day 25 of Local Racing season. PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Barbadian jockey Rocco Bowen.
Under: (Last Monday)
10.30 am........................... 1-29
1 pm ...................................3-32
4 pm ................... .............10-29
6.30 pm............ ................. 21-4
PICK TWO SELECTIONS
3-5-7-11-16 Mx: 3
35 (Big Snake) 10.30 am
12 (King) 4 pm
4 (Dead Man) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
23 (House) 1 pm
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN
05PARSONMAN 5 8 10 4 27
15SICKWOMAN4 7 3 2 15
18WATERBOAT 9 7 8 4 28
Times played this year
10.30am 1pm 4pm 6.30pmTotal
27 LITTLESNAKE 5 8 2 6 21
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 6 8 3 7 24
30HOUSECAT 8 4 6 1 19
31PARSONWIFE6 8 5 7 26
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
30 (House Cat)
Windsor, 10.50 Take Me With You
Brighton, 11.00 Daybreak (nap)
Ripon, 11.10 Mokaatil
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