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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, June 10, 2013
16-4--- 10.30 am
18-32--- 1 pm
9-2--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 3
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 3
05 PARSON MAN 2
15 SICK WOMAN 2
18 WATERBOAT 2 5 4 11
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 4 5 12
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 4 5 3 12
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to June 8
13 (Crapaud) 10.30 am
26 (Fowl) 1 pm
29 (Opium Man) 6.30 pm
16 (Jamette) 10 .30 am
13 (Crapaud) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
12 (King) 1 pm
Malekat Jamal is weighted to win the
aged Fillies Handicap over a mile of
Windsor tonight when good, good to firm
ground is forecast for a six-race pro-
gramme; I m pleased to note apprentice
Darren Egan will claims three-lb allowance
aboard David Simcock s charge.
Egan was superb aboard stable-compan-
ion, Dream Cast, at Caterick, Saturday,
riding a patient race to effect success in the
closing stages after the leaders had gone a
million miles an hour' and came back in
the closing stages.
It's a very difficult track for an apprentice
but Egan timed it just right and Dream Cast
is now considerably more valuable as a win-
ner; the type to improve and win a hand-
Simcock's yard has been firing this past
fortnight, he's a patient trainer and with a
few pounds in hand Malekat Jamal is def-
initely on a winning mark, aided by the
Recent beaten favourite', Authoritarian,
appears to be the most serious rival and
will collar a deal of support representing
the irrepressible Monday-night' combina-
tion of Richard Hannon and his champion
jockey son-in-law, Richard Hughes, but I'll
be disappointed if Malekat Jamal doesn't
go one better and land the spoils.
It's a difficult card but earlier Grey Gazelle
is worth punting for the five-runner Maiden
Stakes over seven furlongs at Brighton where
it will certainly be firm' for a seven-racer.
Mick Channon-trained Grey Gazelle has
plenty in hand, despite being well-beaten
in a much better race at Goodwood ten days
ago, and must not be opposed because
opposition is dire to non-existent.
Summer-jumping often provides good
value bets and Azure Fly looks a stand-out
bet to retrieve recent losses in the Maiden
Hurdle over two and a half miles at South-
A dual-bumper winner Azure Fly shaped
well when runner-up fifteen days ago and
though Now Then Charlie wont go to post
un-fancied the former is selected.
Jamal on winning mark
9.45: GREY GAZELLE
10.30: SAINT ROQUE
2.10: AZURE FLY
3.00: MALEKAT JAMAL.
Trading Leather booked his place in the
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby with a sound
success against older opposition in the
TRM Silver Stakes at the Curragh.
Jim Bolger's colt had finished second in
the Dante Stakes at York and third in the
Irish 2,000 Guineas on his last two starts
but made no mistake when dropped into a
Listed contest over a mile and a quarter.
Kevin Manning sent him on two furlongs
from home after Ansgar had set a strong
pace and the 5--4 favourite soon stamped
his authority on the race.
He stormed clear to win by three and a
half lengths from Aidan O'Brien's Lines Of
The latter's stablemate Kingston Jamaica
"I was expecting a good show but you
can never be too sure coming here to the
Curragh for a race like that. There's nothing
easy out there," said Bolger.
"It was a good effort in the Irish Guineas
as the trip was short of his best. All going
well in the meantime he'll be back here for
the Irish Derby.
"He's a very straightforward horse but
he needs the ground good or faster."
Bolger and Manning also struck with
Freedom Square, who made his experience
count in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maid-
en.Third on his previous two starts, the 9--4
joint-favourite made all of running as he
scored by a length and a half from Shining
"He's getting the hang of things and
seems to go on any ground," said Bolger.
"We may look at the Railway Stakes here
(on June 29)."
Royal Empress (2--1 joint-favourite) got
off the mark at the seventh attempt when
taking the Irish Field Maiden under Wayne
David Wachman's charge had finished
third in a Group Three over this course and
distance last season and finally gained that
first success by two and a quarter lengths
"She was Group-placed last year so the
job is nearly done," said Wachman.
"We'll look at some stakes races for her
Majenta (4--1) shrugged off the challenge
of Maggie Dalton to follow up a Dundalk
success in the TRI Equestrian EBF Fillies
Kevin Prendergast's charge, ridden by
Chris Hayes, got home by a length.
"We ran her at Dundalk because the
ground was so bad everywhere else and as
that was the only place we had a dry sur-
face," said Prendergast.
"Hopefully we'll run her back on Derby
weekend in a handicap again or depending
on what she goes up."
Regal Power (10--1) made a winning return
eight months after his last run when landing
the TRM Excellence In Equine Nutrition
Declan McDonogh brought the Eddie
Lynam-trained four-year-old with a rattling
run down the outside to defeat Tarrsille by
three-quarters of a length.
"I was a bit afraid of the ground with
him," said Lynam.
"He charged the gate and bumped his
nose but it didn't affect him too much."
McDonogh later secured a double when
the Mick Halford-trained Dabadiyan (9--10
favourite) was bustled readily clear in TRM
Supporting Global Champions Maiden.
Ireland's champion jumps trainer Willie
Mullins had mixed fortunes in Auteuil, but
struck closer to home with Levanto (3--1
favourite) in the TRM Invest In Calphormin
Johnny Murtagh's mount drifted to the
centre of the course but just managed to
hold Zarkiyr by a short head.
Trading Leather books place in Derby
Plans remain fluid for vanquished Epsom Derby
favourite Dawn Approach.
The 2000 Guineas winner lost his unbeaten
record in the premier Classic when he came home
last, having refused to settle from the outset.
Godolphin's colt has already been ruled out of
the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, but
still holds entries in races like the Irish Derby at
the Curragh and the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.
When asked about future plans, trainer Jim Bolger
said: "We'll play it by ear. It was only a slight
concern how he came out of the race, but he's very
The Coolcullen handler will still send a strong
team to Ascot.
He said: "Rehn's Nest will definitely go for the
Coronation Stakes. We'll Go Walking is a possible
for the Ribblesdale, and Heart Focus will probably
go for the Albany. Tobann will go for the Sandring-
Stablemate Saburo, who was so impressive on
his debut at the Curragh in March, is sidelined for
a few months.
He said: "Saburo suffered a bit of a setback and
will be off until August or September. It's nothing
serious, but we want to give him a bit of time.
Bolger adopts a
Willie Mullins Diakali led home a one-two for
the raiders in the Grade One Prix Alain du Breil
Ruby Walsh made nearly every yard of the running
in the near two and a half mile hurdle aboard the
Punchestown Champion four-year-old winner.
In a race restricted to that age group, he was
chased home by Paul Nicholls P'tit Zig who briefly
looked a threat on the turn for home only to run
out of steam in the long home straight in the Paris
There was a difference of opinion in the straight
with the first two home taking a direct line but
with Le Grand Luce and Blue Fashion, having his
first start for Nicky Henderson, making a beeline
for the stands' side rail.
That move failed to land the spoils for the French-
trained favourite who was well held in third with
Blue Fashion back in fourth.
Solwhit had to settle for second in the Grand
Course De Haies D Auteuil as Gemix took the hon-
ours in the prestigious event.
For much of the closing stages it appeared as
though the Grade One French Champion Hurdle
was once again booked for Ireland as Solwhit made
smooth progress through the field on to the heels
of the leaders.
However, it was not to be as no sooner had
Charles Byrnes' charge closed on to the heels of
the front-running Gemix, than David Cottin asked
his mount to quicken again and the response was
Solwhit did keep on for a clear second with Zaid-
pour faring the best of Willie Mullins' trio in third.
Thousand Stars, who had won the last two
renewals of this race, moved into a promising posi-
tion at the top of the straight but could find no
more while Celestial Halo, On His Own and Reve
de Sivola never looked like playing leading roles.
The Nicolas Bertran de Balanda-trained entire
has been given a 12/1 quote by Paddy Power for
the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at next year's Chel-
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