Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 19th 2013 Contents American raider No Nay Never stretched
his 100 percent record to three with a
classy performance in the Darley Prix
Morny at Deauville.
Wesley Ward's speedy colt flew out of
the stalls and was soon in command under
The Norfolk Stakes winner, now running
in the Coolmore colours of new owner John
Magnier, quickly shrugged off the attentions
of Muharaaj and Jallota before seeing off
the late bid of Vorda. He returned at 2.2-
1 on the local pari-mutuel and 7/4 with
The Philippe Sogorb-trained filly was also
defending an unbeaten record but she was
behind early on after being slowly away.
She stayed on well but could not get in
a blow at the impressive winner. Clive Brit-
tain's Rizeena made strong late progress to
take third place just ahead of the Mick
Ward said of his one-length winner: "That
was great, I was so excited. The race went
just as we had hoped it would.
"We don't have a plan yet. We will make
a plan next week sometime.
"The horse will be back at home on Tues-
Brittain felt Rizeena would have been
closer but for her tardy getaway.
"I was very pleased with the run. She
would have been closer to the winner if she
hadn't missed the break," said the veteran
"She stayed on very strong and hopefully
the Moyglare could be on the cards for her
next race. If it had been seven furlongs today
she would have been done and dusted.
"She was out of the race early as she lost
the advantage of the one draw. Then the
jockey had to be patient with her, but she
finished so strong.
"With a break from the one draw we
would have been in the shadow of the win-
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Trainer Mike de Kock has admitted that
he was fearing the worst as soon as he
saw the head-on replay after the Arlington
Real Solution won the 31st running of
the famous race after de Kock's The Apache
was disqualified and placed second.
The Apache had finished fourth in the
Sky Bet York Stakes in July on his first run
since Dubai World Cup night but comfort-
ably turned the form around with the re-
opposing Grandeur who was sent off
favourite for this 10 furlong contest.
Last year's winner Little Mike broke well
and was rushed to the head of affairs
although Joseph O'Brien was soon harrying
for the lead aboard Mull Of Killough.
Little Mike had seen off his challenge at
the top of the stretch but was soon
enveloped by the chasing pack as The
Apache hit the front at the furlong pole.
Real Solution gave chase all the way to
the wire but finished a neck adrift of
Christophe Soumillon's mount with Side
Glance running a fine race for Andrew Bald-
ing in third.
Jeremy Noseda's Grandeur was sent off
favourite and finished off the race strongly
in seventh to leave connections wondering
what might have been but for being drawn
widest of all in 13.
He was followed home by fellow raiders
Mull Of Killough, Guest Of Honour and
However no sooner had the result of the
photo been called than an objection by
rider Alan Garcia was announced.
Replays showed that The Apache, with
Soumillon using his whip in his left hand,
came off the rail to bump Real Solution a
couple of times before reaching the wire
just in front.
"I was watching on the internet at home
and when I initially saw it and I saw the
head-on I thought They will definitely
review this race'," de Kock told At The Races
"There was one movement off the fence
and then he kept on going, with his stick
in the left hand, it definitely unbalances
the other horse.
"If it happened to me I'd have felt
aggrieved and it was very close to the line
as well. For that reason I thought they
would overturn it.
"Would the result have been changed in
Britain? Definitely not. (After Sky Lantern)
it seems that you can even give the other
horse a couple of taps on the nose and get
away with it. I understand the idea that
the benefit should go to the horse that fin-
ishes in front but I'm not so sure. I've lost
a Group One in South Africa for half of
that amount of interference."
Soumillon said: "We were the better
horse, but he got scared by the (racecourse
video) screen and shifted out.
"My horse was on the lead and got a
little unbalanced---the screen scared him,
but we were the best horse."
The stewards took only 10 minutes to
reverse the places of the first two home,
putting the cap on a fine day for owners
Ken and Sarah Ramsey who earlier had
taken the Grade One Secretariat at Arlington
with Admiral Kitten and the Grade One
Sword Dancer at Saratoga with Big Blue
There s no such thing as a cert in racing
but Vanity Rules comes pretty close in the
Maiden Stakes over a mile of good ground
Windsor tonight; if there s the semblance
of a time-handicap danger we can t find
it and only a rabbit hole can prevent John
Gosden s charge winning at the fifth
Vanity Rules needs to win and the cham-
pion trainer is making sure this superbly-
bred New Approach filly gains winning
brackets for stud purposes, he's booked our
champion jockey, Richard Hughes!
Readers will be backing a 100% trier, that
is for certain!
In the current climate that means so much
because, as mentioned frequently, I'm con-
vinced a former boss of a major bookmaking
firm was right when he stated the daily
results are littered with unsatisfactory fixed'
Why do we bother? it's my life, my pas-
sion; my colossal experience can be used
to steer yo through the minefield of cor-
ruption, thus enabling readers to profit from
visiting this column every day.
Where there's money you can find evil;
it's reached such a state that I'lll bet none
of you know any punter in the world able
to win from bookmakers who have this
game well and truly stitched up.
Why was my nap, Glen Moss, only 5/2
for a major handicap at Newbury last Sat-
You can bet the major off-course bookies
took note of my nap, jockey booking of
Johnny Murtagh and balanced them against
so many other negatives which they would
have known about!
To win at punting you need to adopt the
same ruthless, business-like approach as
Consider the somewhat inebriated punter
throwing a fiver' on a horse, just for a bit
of fun on a Saturday afternoon; now times
that by thousands doing the same.
Incidentally have you noticed how adja-
cent betting shops are to pubs?
Then there is the credit punter playing'
from the luxury of his home, doubtless with
a drink at the ready.
They say never drink and drive, NEVER
drink and bet, by the same token.
That throwaway' punter won't be inter-
ested in backing Vanity Rules because the
price will probably be too short but it'll win,
and show profit!
Nap is Alfie Lunete, one of ten decs' for
the Maiden Auction Fillies' Stakes over six
furlongs of Wolverhampton polytrack. A
solid bet with aspiring 7lbs apprentice, Joey
Haynes, cliaming a full 7lbs allowance.
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 6 5 5 16
02OLDLADY 9 5 2 16
03CARRIAGE 5 2 4 11
04DEADMAN 3 6 4 13
05PARSONMAN 2 1 3 6
15 SICKWOMAN 3 8 4 15
18 WATERBOAT 4 8 4 15
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 8 6 17
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUMMAN 8 3 10 21
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 6 6 4 16
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to August 16
19 (1 pm)
7 (Hog) 10 .30 am
32 (Shrimp) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
9 (Cattle) 1 pm
Vanity can prevail at Windsor De Kock resigned
to stewards' call
2.20 Alfie Lunete (nap-e.w)
2.30 Vanity Rules;
his 100 per cent
record to three.
No Nay Never in doubt at Deauville
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