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16-15 ---1 pm
16-26 ---6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 6 5 5 16
02OLDLADY 11 6 4 21
03CARRIAGE 7 2 5 14
04DEADMAN 4 7 5 16
05 PARSONMAN 6 3 5 14
15 SICKWOMAN 4 10 5 19
18 WATERBOAT 5 9 5 19
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLE SNAKE 5 11 9 25
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUMMAN 8 4 12 23
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 October 5
36 (Donkey) 10.30 am
16 (Jamette) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
5 (Parson Man)
34 (Blind Man)
2 (Old Lady) 1 pm
2 (Old Lady) 10.30 am
23 (House) 1 pm
9 (Cattle) 6.30 pm
BELMONT, NY---Led by Grade 1 Foxwoods
Champagne winner Havana, all five of Todd
Pletcher s stakes horses came back from their
efforts on Saturday at Belmont Park in good
order, the trainer reported.
"Havana showed us what we were hoping
to see," said Pletcher of the Dunkirk colt, who
earned a fees-paid berth into the Breeders
Cup Juvenile next month at Santa Anita Park
with his second victory in as many starts. "It
was a challenge for sure going from a five-
and-a-half-furlong maiden to a Grade 1 going
a mile. We re very satisfied with his perform-
ance. He earned his way to the next stop."
Havana, who received a 102 Beyer Speed
Figure for his front-running maiden win at
Saratoga Race Course, was given a 93 Beyer
for Saturday s one-mile Foxwoods Champagne,
in which he sat just off brisk early fractions,
took the lead on the far turn, found himself
four and a half lengths in front at the top of
the stretch and held off Honor Code to win
by a neck in 1:35.81.
"It did not surprise us he adapted to that
scenario (sitting just off the pace)," said Pletch-
er. "We d experimented in the morning with
him sitting off horses, and he seemed to be
co-operative. It s always nice to see them do
it in the afternoons.
"(When he got to the lead], I think it was
a little bit of an optical illusion because (pace-
setter) Debt Ceiling fell off so quickly and
Havana was suddenly four lengths ahead of
everyone else. You could see at the top of the
stretch Honor Code was starting to put in a
big run. I anticipated it would be close, espe-
cially after the fractions they had put in early
on, and he certainly had the right to be getting
tired at that point."
Pletcher said that Intense Holiday, fifth in
the Foxwoods Champagne, Jack Milton and
Notacatbutallama, third and fourth, respec-
tively, in the Grade 1 Jamaica, and Stopcharg-
ingmaria, who finished third in the Grade 1
Frizette, also returned in fine fettle.
"Stopchargingmaria ran well," he said. "She
was third best on the day with no apparent
excuse. She will go on to the Tempted (Grade
3, one mile, November 3, Aqueduct Race-
Pletcher added that dual Grade 1 winner
Verrazano worked well in company with Grade
1 Foxwoods King s Bishop winner Capo Bas-
tone on Saturday, breezing five furlongs in
1:01.26 on the training track in preparation
for the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile, and that he
planned to send Wee Miss Artie, winner of
Saturday s Grade 1 Breeders Futurity at
Keeneland, to Santa Anita to breeze on the
dirt for a possible start in the Breeders Cup
Trainer Mike Hushion confirmed that
Artemis Agrotera is bound for the Grade 1
Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies on November 2
at Santa Anita after winning Saturday s Grade
1 Frizette by one and a quarter lengths over
Sweet Reason, who veered in sharply at the
"We re going (to the Breeders Cup) until
she tells us No, " said Hushion. "It s as simple
as that. I d probably go out (to Santa Anita)
the Monday or Tuesday before (the race) and
do all of the work here and just go out there
and gallop for a couple of days.
"She was a little strong in the paddock yes-
terday, so we ll get out there and do some
In her only start prior to the Frizette, Artemis
Agrotera defeated New York-bred maidens by
11 ¾ lengths going six furlongs on August 16
at Saratoga Race Course, a performance that
inspired Hushion and owners Chester and
Mary Broman to opt for the Grade 1 Frizette
instead of a New York-bred stakes such as
the Joseph A Gimma on October 19.
Artemis Agrotera won her debut race in
gate-to-wire fashion, but was able to settle
just off the pace in the Frizette, which Hushion
believes allowed her to handle the step up in
class and stretch out in distance.
"She breezed extremely well, and after her
first race her works stepped up even another
notch," said Hushion. "We were all happy with
the way she relaxed.
"She s been a little too much on the go
and we have been trying to quiet her down.
It means she s not one dimensional any
Hushion said he was surprised Artemis
Agrotera, a large filly, was able to make it to
the races so soon, but that her size also allows
for her to have an efficient stride.
Red Art makes strong appeal in the aged
handicap over an extended mile of good
ground Windsor this afternoon when Pon-
tefract/Wolverhampton (AWR) are set to
run in tandem with this eight-race pro-
gramme which features a certainty!
Last month we napped Red Art in a similar
races on Kempton polytrack but Charles Hills
charge just failed to find extra in the closing
stages having achieved a prominent chal-
lenging position two furlongs out.
Significantly the apprentice is replaced on
this occasion by James Doyle whose successes
have been well-chronicled these past few
months; he s now number one jockey for
Prince Khaled Abdulla, following in the foot-
steps of eleven-times champion jockey, Pat
Eddery, mentioned later!
Prior to that last effort Hills dropped Red
Art into a seller at Leicester and a confi-
dence-boosting victory was the result; he
was bought in after a somewhat lively auc-
Red Art is much better than selling grade,
is on a winning handicap mark and from stall
one gets his chance of proving it and landing
We ve often mentioned there s no such
thing as a "cert" in racing but Eddery-trained
Pashan Garh comes as close it s possible to
get to one under top-weight in the Maiden
Stakes over six furlongs.
Pashan Garh will be racing for the seven-
teenth time and faces thirteen three-year-
olds, hence top-weight; none of tghem should
be capable of extending never mind beating
the Anbaa gelding which has raced over seven
furlongs twelve times!
Earlier this year we rang Pat asking him
to drop Pashan Garh back in trip, several
months later this is it!
Just before you unload the "house and car"
on this exceptionally good thing be reminded
that Eddery hasn t had a winner this season!
That s a sobering thought but wont deter
yours truly, wish Pat was riding it but 5lbs
apprentice Thomas Garner is proficient and,
after all, he can t get beaten.
Incidentally at Ponte African Oil is strong-
ly-fancied, rightly so, for the five-runner 3-
y-o handicap over a mile on the back of a
sterling effort recently.
PARIS---Treve put on an impressive burst
of speed in the final straight to outclass
the field and win the Prix de l Arc de Tri-
omphe by five lengths yesterday.
Race favourite Orfevre beat Intello by a
neck to take second place in the world s
richest turf contest. Kizuna and Penglai
Pavilion finished fourth and fifth, respec-
Treve overcame a difficult draw, breaking
from stall 15. The three-year-old French
filly ran most of the race on the outside
and hardly seemed in contention at the
halfway stage, stuck in 14th place. But she
made her move about 600 metres from
home to take the lead and then irresistibly
pulled away in the final straight.
"Until now, we didn t ask much from
her," Treve s trainer Christiane Head-
Maarek said. "Today (yesterday), she really
showed she s a champion because the race
didn t go well for her. ... I thought she had
six gears but today she put the seventh
gear on. And when she left, she won so
Treve covered the soft ground of the
2,400-metre Longchamp racecourse in two
minutes, 32.04 seconds.
A 5.9-1 shot ridden by Thierry Jarnet,
Treve is now undefeated in five races. She
also won the Prix de Diane in June and
Prix Vermeille last month.
"It was magical today because I had the
luck to ride a great champion," Jarnet said.
Jarnet was picked to ride Treve after
Frankie Dettori fractured his right ankle in
a fall on Wednesday. The 46-year-old jock-
ey also won the Arc with Subotica in 1992
and Carnegie in 1994.
Yesterday s 92nd running of the Arc fea-
tured 17 horses from the start.
Japan hoped Orfevre would deliver the
country s first Arc victory after narrowly
losing to Solemia last year, but the gulf in
class between Treve and the other horses
was simply too big.
"I was surprised by Treve s performance,"
Orfevre s trainer Yasutoshi Ikee said.
Pletcher bubbly after Havana's Champagne win
10.10 African Oil
11.20 Pashan Garh
12.20 Red Art (nap-ew)
Red Art makes strong appeal
Treve to Arc
French Jockey Thierry Jarnet, left, runs
Treve at full throttle at the 164th Prix de
Diane. PHOTO COURTESY SPORTINGLIFE.COM
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