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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, November 18, 2013
Nice Arty ticks enough boxes for a serious
punt in the nursery over an extended nine
furlongs of Wolverhampton polytrack today
where there are also NH fixtures scheduled
for Leicester and Plumpton. A good balance.
Nineteen days ago Nice Arty attempted to
make all in a mile selling race on heavy at
Nottingham but was caught in the closing
stages by Rural Affair; that was a genuine
effort, extra distance shouldn t be a problem
Two-year-old sellers are much more difficult
than most realise, often well-rated sorts litter
them because owners need to "get rid" at the
end of a long, unsuccessful, expensive cam-
paign; that particular race smacked of better
quality than this juvenile handicap which, after
all, is an extremely low level 0-65 race.
This is an excellent opportunity for Nice
Arty and we expect this Amadeus Wolf colt
to go one better at eighth attempt.
An hour later twice-raced Enfijaar has Win-
terwell to beat in the six-runner Maiden Stakes
over seven furlongs, and vica versa!
Greed is the undoing of most bettors but
Enfijaar justifies a decent bet and in an attempt
to win twice. I ll hopefully also draw with a
Paul Hanagan rides William Haggas-trained
Enfijaar for Hamdan al Maktoum and then
it s off to Dubai for the dual champion jockey
for a winter stint, principally to ride in the
Regal Encore, mount of Tony McCoy, is
napped for the Novices Hurdle over two miles
at the popular southern venue; Anthony Hon-
eyball s charge was also entered for the other
"novice" but, apparently, AP was persuasive.
On the TH Regal Encore is a sound selection.
David Pipe s Dell Arca won the Stan-
James.com Greatwood Hurdle on his British
The French import was an unknown quan-
tity to UK punters but they know all about
him now after he got up to beat Paul Nicholls
Sametegal in the closing stages.
The four-year-old always travelled well
under Tom Scudamore and he responded well
to pressure in the closing stages to catch
Sametegal up the hill.
Nicholls runner-up ran a very good race
in second with long-time leader Rawnaq
Flaxen Flare was fourth for Gordon Elliott.
Pine Creek was hampered by the fall of the
prominent Ahyaknowyerself, who also brought
down Thomas Edison.
Scudamore said: "What at effort to come
and do that first time up. Incredible, just fan-
"He d been pleasing us at home and doing
everything right, but it s different to doing it
out on the track. I was always very confident
after he had jumped two hurdles.
"He s only had three runs before in his life,
but he took to that like a duck to water. He
was always travelling and jumping well.
"The jump at the last probably won it, but
what a brave horse."
Pipe said: "It means a lot to us as this is
the second biggest meeting after March.
"He s still a novice and he s only won a
handicap off 128 so we will enjoy today. I m
sure he ll get entries in all the big handicaps."
Nicholls said of Sametegal, said: "I knew
Dell Arca was lurking there at the bottom of
the weights because we all wanted him at the
"I m delighted with my horse. He was going
to go chasing, but he ll staying over hurdles
for something like the Ladbroke."
Matthew Smith, trainer of third-placed
Rawnaq, said: "He was in front soon enough
and was idling. It was a fantastic effort. He
just got sandwiched a bit at the end which
didn t help."
Red Sherlock (7/2 joint-favourite)
completed an amazing 5,995/1 four-
timer for the David Pipe stable with
victory in Cheltenham s Fairlawne -
Festival Jockey Club Fine Dining
Bumper under Timmy Murphy.
Wearing the colours of the late David
Johnson, such a staunch supporter of the
Pipe base at Pond House and who enjoyed
many successes at the Open meeting,
the four-year-old followed up his two
wins from last term with a battling length
and a half verdict over the always-promi-
nent Carningli. Our Kaempfer was just
a head back in third.
Adding to the poignancy was that the
winner is a son of Johnson s top-class
racemare Lady Cricket, who won the
Thomas Pink (Paddy Power) Gold Cup
Pipe said: "It was a great ride and a
good performance from the horse, too.
He ll improve on what he s done today,
but it was a great performance. He s very
"I have to thank DJ, he bred him out
of Lady Cricket and all his family are
here today. I have to thank the Johnson
family, the whole of Pond House has to.
"He would have really enjoyed that
one and will be watching from up above.
He s got some other ones out of Lady
Cricket and they will be coming through
"It puts the icing on the cake. This
meeting means a lot to Pond House, to
the Pipe family, and DJ made it his meet-
ing in the past. It s fantastic, these days
don t happen very often in racing."
Murphy said: "He s a beautiful horse,
we broke him as a yearling and have had
him every summer and he s done nothing
but improve. Young horses need time
"I ll never come across a man like him
(Johnson), he installed confidence in me,
and no matter how much money he
would have had on he never put me under
"His family have been here all week,
it s been a tough week for them and I m
delighted he has come up the hill first."
5-10 --- 10.30 am
27-11 --- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 6 6 6 18
02OLDLADY 12 7 6 25
03 CARRIAGE 10 2 5 17
04DEADMAN 4 8 7 19
05 PARSONMAN 7 5 6 18
15 SICKWOMAN 4 10 7 21
18 WATERBOAT 6 10 5 21
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLE SNAKE 6 13 8 27
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUMMAN 8 5 12 26
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 9 8 5 22
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to November 16
31 (Parson Wife) 10.30 am
23 (House) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
27 (Little Snake) 1 pm
7 (Hog) --- 10.30 am
33 (Spider) --- 6.30 pm
RACE 5 (#5) MY MANDY (e.w.)
RACE 24 (#4) TROPICAL BLUE (nap)
RACE 40 (#5) LAYALI AL ANDALUS
RACE 46 (#4) BESSIE LOU (e.w.)
Nice work, Arty
David Pipe makes winning start
Dell' Arca, right, makes a winning start for David Pipe.
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