Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 25th 2013 Contents Willie Mullins unbeaten Moyle Park made
the perfect start to his hurdling career at
A big-money purchase by the Ricci family,
chestnut Moyle Park was back up against
Wrath Of Titans, who had pushed him hard
in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper at the Pun-
chestown Festival, in the INH Stallion Owners
EBF Maiden Hurdle.
There was no such contest here, as Ruby
Walsh and the 4/5 favourite toyed with his
rival before quickening six lengths clear, while
Kick On Boss snatched second.
Mullins is currently in Japan where he sad-
dled Simenon to finish unplaced in this morn-
ing s Japan Cup.
He was represented by his son Patrick, who
said: "He jumped fine and Ruby said the only
three he really raced over in the straight were
his best three jumps.
"He probably won t go for the Royal Bond
as it will come a bit too soon.
"Dad said he ll probably go for a novice
after Christmas, although he s also entered in
the Grade One in the middle of next month
here over two and a half miles.
"I think his jumping will improve the more
racing he does."
Walsh added: "He was quite keen in the
Land Rover Bumper last season but he settled
great today and the further he went, the better
"You d have to be happy with him. He s not
short of speed but I wouldn t say he s short
of stamina either.
"He s won and that s the main thing. Patrick
did plenty of schooling with him the last couple
of days because he wasn t great on Friday
when I schooled him, so Patrick has turned
him inside out since then."
Sky Bet s Michael Shinners said: "Moyle
Park has clearly got a big engine and although
it wasn t the smoothest round of jumping, he
should get better with experience.
"He s probably still behind Briar Hill in the
pecking order at the Mullins yard and we ll
know more about the shape of this market
when West Wizard runs at Kempton on Mon-
day, but for now Moyle Park is 16/1 from 20s
for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle."
Ditcheat duo in
King George frame
Paul Nicholls could have at least two cracks
at the William Hill King George VI Chase,
with Silviniaco Conti and Al Ferof under
consideration for Kempton on Boxing Day.
Both horses were in action on Saturday,
with Silviniaco Conti failing to retain the Betfair
Chase but still running an honourable third
behind Colin Tizzard s irrepressible Cue Card.
It was rather easier for Al Ferof at Ascot,
where he had no problems seeing off his only
rival, French Opera, in the Amlin 1965 Chase.
Of Silviniaco Conti, Nicholls said: "He ran
very well. It was a better race than last year
and I just felt he needed the run.
"I was well pleased. He s in the King George,
and I think that would be favourite, but one
would have to give him an entry in the Lexus
Al Ferof, owned by John Hales, had not
appeared since winning last year s Paddy Power
Gold Cup, as he had been held up due to a
Nicholls told Racing UK: "We ve got him
five weeks to get him ready for the King George
and I think that race should suit him very
The trainer has won the Christmas highlight
a record seven times, twice with See More
Business and an incredible five with Kauto
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, November 25, 2013
Gentildonna produced a gutsy perform-
ance for Ryan Moore to become the first
dual winner of the Japan Cup at Tokyo
Sei Ishizaka s charge won a rough renewal
of the 12-furlong Grade One last year and
the four-year-old again had to show plenty
of determination to land the honours.
Moore was riding the filly for the first
time and had her well positioned on the
inside throughout as Eishin Flash and the
William Buick-ridden Tosen Jordan set the
Moore began to make his move on the
turn for home though, assuming control
with over a furlong to run and appearing
likely to score in style.
However, Denim And Ruby was flying
down the outside in the dying strides but
just failed to catch Gentildonna at the line.
Tosen Jordan ran on again for Buick to
claim third while the Mikel Delzangles-
trained Dunaden fared best of the European
raiders in finishing fifth in the hands of
Ed Dunlop s Joshua Tree raced promi-
nently in the early stages but faded out of
it in the finish while the Willie Mullins-
trained Simenon was also down the field.
Moore paid tribute to his winning mount
and admitted his delight at landing the
He told At The Races: "I m just very
happy. I was delighted to be given the oppor-
tunity to ride and she proved what a coura-
geous filly she is. I was very lucky to have
the chance to ride today.
"She proved what a special filly she is.
"I just wanted to have a nice position,
settle and ride a nice smooth race. Unfor-
tunately it was not the prettiest as they
went slow and it was tactical. I was in front
a bit early but she she showed her massive
will to win.
"She s very special and it was a real priv-
ilege to ride. On a personal level, I wanted
to win this race and I needed a filly as tough
and genuine as her to do it."
Connections of Dunaden were thrilled
with their charge s performance as he was
forced to race wide in the finish.
David Redvers, racing manager for owner
Pearl Bloodstock, tweeted: "Unbelievable
run from Dunaden. What a world superstar
to finish Fifth widest of all. Unbelievably
heart-burstingly proud. Lovethathorse."
Columbian Roulette is worth chancing in
the six-runner nursery over an extended mile
of wolverhampton polytrack today; hard to
imagine Breeders Cup-winning trainer,
Charles Hills, houses any two-year-old not
capable of beating such low-grade juveniles.
Placing is the art of this game, Hills is adept
at exploiting opportunities and, apparently,
Columbian Roulettte has improved since his
last run sixteen days which, significantly, was
his best even though beaten twenty lengths!
Realistically this represents a colossal drop
in grade but we ll probably get a price, two
winners are in opposition and others seem to
have been knocking on the door; don t oppose
Columbian Roulette nor dismiss the obvious
claims of top-weight in the Ladbrokes Handicap
over seven furlongs.
Rugosa is no great shakes but shaped well
enough on the back of a long absence last week
when seventh, for the third successive time.
Such form figures are unlikely to attract too
much attention but Rugosa really is different
gravy judged on a good poly second last sea-
son; hopefully the recent effort under Robert
Winston will give her an edge.
with three places available Rugosa, running
in the colours of legendary trainer, Barry Hills,
should prove a rewarding each-way bet.
There are also two jumping fixtures, Lud-
low/Kempton where Sgt Reckless is strongly-
fancied, clear top-rated and napped for the
Novices Hurdle over two miles; let your bookie
know you have been.
7.30 Sgt Reckless (nap)
10.30 Rugosa (e.w)
12.00 Columbian Roulette (e.w)
Play Columbian Roulette
Perfect start for Moyle Park
36-8 --- 10.30 am
36-7 --- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 6 8 7 21
02OLDLADY 12 7 6 25
03 CARRIAGE 10 3 5 18
04DEADMAN 4 9 7 20
05 PARSONMAN 8 5 7 20
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 9 28
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 23
36 (Donkey) 10.30 am
27 (Little Snake) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
34 (Blind Man)
32 (Shrimp) 1 pm
5 (Parson Man) --- 10.30 am
26 (Fowl) --- 6.30 pm
Ryan Moore...rode filly for first time.
Japan Cup win
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