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15-8--- 10.30 am
23-35 ---1 pm
16-30--- 6.30 pm
8, 11, 14, 16, 19
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 5 4 4 13
02OLDLADY 9 3 1 13
03CARRIAGE 5 2 4 11
04DEADMAN 3 6 4 13
05PARSONMAN 2 1 3 6
15 SICKWOMAN 2 7 4 13
18 WATERBOAT 3 7 4 14
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 6 5 14
28 RED FISH
29OPIUMMAN 7 3 8 18
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 5 6 4 15
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to July 20
35 (Big Snake) 10.30 am
14 (Money) 1 pm
34 (Blind Man) 6.30 pm
12 (King) 10 .30 am
31 (Parson Wife) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
27 (Little Snake)
26 (Fowl) 1 pm
R15: (9) Dr Dalwhinny
R20: (1) Thatchit
R50: (1) Hassle (e.w)
The Jeffrey Ross
Dank continue fine
season for Stoute
Dank continued Sir Michael Stoute s fine sea-
son when lifting the Group Two Kilboy Estate
Stakes at the Curragh.
The dual Group Three scorer had finished a
close third to Duntle in the Duchess of Cambridge
Stake at Royal Ascot and went two places better
under a canny Ryan Moore ride.
Moore had the 5-4 favourite poised to challenge
in the straight and got first run on the opposition
as he forged past Aloof just two under two furlongs
The O Brien-trained Say came from out of the
pack but was a never-nearer length and three-
quarters down at the line. Caponata was third.
Stoute s partner Coral Pritchard-Gordon said:
"I spoke to Sir Michael on the phone and he s
"Ryan was thrilled with her and felt she was a
better filly today. She is improving and loves the
ground. All went right for her once she got the
gap and she has a great temperament.
Athos to take
Mount Athos will follow a similar path to last
season ahead of a second tilt at the Emirates
Melbourne Cup in November.
Owner Dr Marwan Koukash has stated his desire
to win the "race that stops a nation" and his six
year old gave him a taste of what could be last
season when finishing fifth in the two mile Group
One, just over three lengths adrift of the winner.
Mount Athos was an impressive winner of the
Ormonde Stakes on his reappearance before fin-
ishing fifth in an ill-fated renewal of the Hardwicke
Stakes at Royal Ascot, a race which trainer Luca
Cumani described as "a non-event" for the horse.
Cumani has been a regular visitor to Australia s
Spring Racing Carnival and has twice saddled the
runner-up in the Melbourne Cup and he told
www.racingvictoria.net.au that the Cup is very
much on the agenda again.
"It is very likely he will head to the Melbourne
Cup again. His next race is likely to be the Glorious
Stakes at Goodwood followed by the Geoffrey
Freer, which he won last year.
"He went in to the Cup fresh last year and I
think we will do a similar thing this time---we will
use the same idea and keep him fresh after the
Silk Hall makes
all at Tipperary
Silk Hall made all of the running to win the
Kevin McManus Bookmaker G.
The James Lambe-trained 25/1 shot showed a
really willing attitude once pressurised to cause a
big upset in this Grade Three over two miles.
Lambe s charge set a reasonable pace from the
outset, with Midnight Game and Fosters Cross
never too far away.
Steps To Freedom, the 2/1 joint-favourite, arrived
with a game challenge two flights from home, but
he could not match the finishing kick of Silk Hall,
who scampered clear under Eddie O Connell for
a first triumph since August 2011.
Fellow market leader Fosters Cross was third.
Lambe said: "Silk Hall s a bit tubby and can be
lazy so we put blinkers on at home last week and
they seemed to work the oracle.
"He won t run in the Galway Hurdle as he is
better over two and a half miles and will instead
run in the Grade C handicap hurdle on the Saturday
Bill Mott s dual Breeders Cup Ladies
Classic winner Royal Delta demolished
her rivals in the Grade One Delaware
Handicap on Saturday to gain a first win
The five year old was sent off at just 3/1
for the Dubai World Cup in March but trailed
home some 20 lengths behind compatriot
Animal Kingdom and was then turned over
at odds of 3/10 at Churchill Downs in June.
Connections opted to race her without
Lasix on Saturday and the decision reaped
dividends as the Empire Maker mare made
every yard to win by 10 and three quarter
lengths; a stakes record-setting margin,
surpassing the 1960 victory by Quill who
won the Delaware Handicap by nine lengths.
The 2/5 shot was never threatened en
route to recording back-to-back victories
in the race but connections were still delight-
ed by her performance with jockey Mike
Smith telling www.bloodhorse.com: "That
was about as easy at it gets. She brought
her A game today. She jumped out there,
got into stride right away, and made every
step a winning one. I just cruised around
there with her.
"Everyone expected it and we did what
we were supposed to do, so it is just a sigh
of relief. I just wanted to make sure I stayed
on and crossed the wire.It all went very
well. This race should really step her for-
Mott revealed that he will now aim his
mare at the Personal Ensign Invitational at
Saratoga next month in which she finished
second by half a length last year.
Delta demolishes Delaware field
Royal Delta...was too good for field in Delaware
Hassle for Windsor punters in the
Maiden Stakes over ten furlongs of good
to firm Windsor during yet another tra-
ditional summer Monday-nighter.
Londoners journey in their thousands to
this unique Thames-side venue and it
should be worth the Hassle; only Ryan
Moore-ridden Regal Silk stands in the way
of third time lucky for Clive Cox s charge
which carries 15lbs more than his main
rival due to weight-for-age.
The positivity of Adam Kirby is impres-
sive, a no-nonsense approach to race-riding
that often sees the all-weather champion
setting the pace, sorting out the wheat
from the chaff; majority of maidens contain
so many thoroughbreds that are woefully
moderate. This is a class example.
Hopefully Kirby will indeed take the bull
by the horns aboard Hassle and treat the
City-ites to a treat.
Earlier Paul cole-trained Thatchit also
has an excellent opportunity of making it
third time lucky and recouping recent losses
in the opening Maiden Fillies Stakes for
two-year-olds over six furlongs.
Ol King Cole was always a master with
fillies, we d make a point of noting them
during his halcyon days; Paul seems to be
enjoying life again, following injury sus-
tained when falling from his hack, Double
Bill, and that s good news, he s still a fine
Thatchit definitely ticks enough boxes
for a punt and so does Dr Dalwhinny, one
of eight decs in the Maiden Hurdle over
an extended two miles around the Cartmel
frying pan circuit which I ve never vis-
Apparently it s impossible to view the
action as a racegoer in any case, thankfully,
TV cameras are cited superbly and we
should be able to ascertain the manner of
victory for Donald McCain-trained Dr Dal-
whinny, thrown-in on the TH.
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