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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, September 9, 2013
1, 10, 13, 15, 18
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 7 2 4 13
04DEADMAN 4 6 5 15
05 PARSONMAN 4 2 4 10
15 SICKWOMAN 3 9 4 16
18 WATERBOAT 5 9 4 17
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 4 9 7 20
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUMMAN 8 4 11 22
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 6 6 5 17
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS Play Whe results to September 7
9 (Cattle) 10.30 am
3 (Carriage) 1 pm
16 (Jamette) 6.30 pm
3 (Carriage) 10.30 am
4 (Dead Man) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
9 (Cattle) 1 pm
Our Channel looks tuned in for the nine-
runner Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs
of Brighton today when ground conditions
are forecast good for a seven-race pro-
gramme; other meetings, running in tan-
dem, are Huntingdon/Perth, jumping fix-
That s right summer-time is about to end
and major jumping yards will be now be
cracking up their machinery in readiness
for what promises to be a wonderful National
Hunt season twinned, of course, with all-
In the meantime we re all looking forward
to my favourite time of year for punting,
the back-end of flat racing season when
it pays to concentrate on good, recent form;
Our Channel made a promising debut over
six furlongs at Carlisle, twelve days ago.
Well-backed but drawn wide Our Channel
was a bit sluggish in the early stages but
ran on well in the closing to finish third,
beaten two lengths by our nap, No Leaf
Clover; fast-finishing neck runner-up, Cap-
tain Myles, is at the top of our list to watch
Our Channel achieved a half-decent time-
handicap mark, comparable to Juan Alonso,
trained by Richard Hannon which is forecast
favourite on the back of three useful efforts
Looking further into this juvenile race it s
obvious there are mysteries lurking and
therefore William Haggas-trained Our
Channel is selected as an each-way betting
proposition with three places available.
Chevise comes out best for the opening
aged handicap over five furlongs and with
talented 5lbs apprentice, Ryan Tate, booked
this consistent five-year-old definitely makes
Tune in to Our Channel
BELMONT---Hyper employed a strong
turn of foot to earn his first graded stakes
victory on Saturday in Belmont Park s
Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green Hand-
icap for 3-year-olds and up.
Content to race in fifth for most of the
1 ¼-mile turf race, Hyper made a four-
wide move to advance within striking
range as the field entered the far turn, was
second at the top of the stretch, took the
lead approaching the eighth pole, and
shrugged off a late challenge from
Finnegans Wake to prevail by a half-length.
Boisterous, the 3-5 favorite, finished
third, beaten 2 ½ lengths, after checking
hard and bouncing off the hedge inside
the quarter pole.
"My horse didn t break too sharp today,
for whatever reason," said winning jockey
Javier Castellano. "My goal in my mind
was to keep him relaxed the first part of
the race and then find the kick. When
Boisterous and my horse made their moves
at the same time, at the quarter-pole,
Johnny [Velazquez] didn t have a choice,
he had to go inside. I had a choice, to go
around horses. My horse took off and did
it the right way. He hung a little bit, but
when he saw the other horse come on the
outside, he came on again."
Backed as the 5-2 second choice, Hyper
returned $7.90 for a $2 win wager and
completed the distance over the inner turf
course in 2:01.37.
It was the second straight stakes victory
for Hyper, a 6-year-old who had won the
restricted John s Call by 1 ¾ lengths on
July 31 at Saratoga Race Course in his most
recent start. He also was second in the
Grade 2 Colonial Turf Cup in June at Colo-
nial Downs and in the Good Reward
overnight stakes in May at Belmont.
"He s always trained well," said Cherie
DeVaux, assistant to trainer Chad Brown.
"Chad has had him for so long, and he s
always been a nice horse to train. He always
tries really hard, he always looks great.
With age, he has been getting better.
What s so enjoyable about watching him
run is that he seems to get better every
time. He always finds a way to find a little
more, and as he s gotten older he keeps
finding ways to step up."
Hyper, a homebred son of Victory Gal-
lop, is owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey,
the leading owners at the recently con-
cluded Saratoga Race Course meet. In 21
career starts, Hyper has posted a record
of 10-5-2 and has earned $554,700, includ-
ing $150,000 for his Bowling Green tri-
Quick Casablanca was fourth and was
followed home by London Lane and
shine in Turkey
Lost In the Moment came from last to first
to claim the Group Two International Bospho-
rus Cup for Godolphin at Veliefendi in Turkey.
Mickael Barzalona was content to place the
Saeed bin Suroor-trained six-year-old at the
rear of the field as fellow British raider Ambiva-
lent made a lot of the running.
Roger Varian s filly and Nymphea battled it
out up front until Lost In The Moment came
with a sweeping run on the outside to grab the
honours by a length. Ambivalent stuck on for
second by a nose from Nymphea.
"He has run a huge race to win like that," Bin
Suroor told www.godolphin.com
"He was behind but finished well and has
the class to succeed over a mile and a half though
he might be better at two miles.
"Lost In The Moment seems to be improving
still at the age of six. There are no plans at the
moment for him but we will bring him home
and see how he comes out of this victory."
Barzalona said: "Lost In The Moment quick-
ened well and did the job."
Richard Hughes came from way back on Pro-
ducer to snatch the spoils from fellow British
rider Chil The Kite in the International Topkapi
The latter, trained by Hughie Morrison, looked
to have the race in the bag after George Baker
got a dream run on the rail but Hughes had
Richard Hannon s charge got up in the dying
strides to win by a head with White Ram only
a neck away third.
Hannon s other runner Libranno was fifth
and Bin Suroor s Quick Wit was seventh.
Gosden in no rush with Kingman
John Gosden will study each major two-year-
old race before deciding where to pitch his excit-
ing prospect Kingman next.
The two-year-old, owned by Khalid Abdullah,
is ante-post favourite for the Qipco 2000 Guineas
thanks to an easy win on his debut at Newmarket
followed by an emphatic victory in the Group
Three Solario Stakes at Sandown.
Kingman is now set to step up to Group One
company before going into his winter quarters.
"He came out of it very well. He did it nicely
and quickened up well off no pace and looked
about in front. We re happy," Gosden told At
"We ll just see where we go next. We ve got
the Jean-Luc Lagerdere, the Dewhurst and all
those races. We ll look at them one at a time."
Bolger thrilled with Approach
Jim Bolger reports Dawn Approach to be fully
recovered from a setback and on course for the
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
The 2000 Guineas winner scoped badly after
finishing fifth to Moonlight Cloud in the Prix
Jacques le Marois at Deauville last month but
is now pleasing Bolger and is on target for the
Group One, sponsored by Qipco, over a mile at
Ascot on October 19.
"All s been well since about 10 days ago and
he s at the top of his game at the moment, so
we ll start getting him ready for Ascot shortly,"
the County Carlow trainer told At The Races.
"They can t run well with mucus. He was
scoped two days before the race and he was
clean and the day after the race he wasn t.
"It s reasonable to assume that he had mucus
when he was running and that would account
for his run."
Hyper drives to victory in Bowling Green
10.00 Our Channel (e.w)
12.30 Lightning Spirit (e.w).
Hyper shrugged off a late challenge from Finnegans Wake to win by a half-length on
Saturday in Belmont Park's, $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap for 3-year-olds and up.
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