Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 3rd 2014 Contents A50
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5-32--- 10.30 am
18-31--- 1 pm.
12-29--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01CENTIPEDE 2 0 0 2
02 OLD LADY
04DEADMAN 0 0 2 2
05 PARSON MAN 4
15 SICK WOMAN 1
18 WATERBOAT 0 1 1
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 3 1 0 4
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 0 1 0 1
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to March 1
35 (Big Snake) 10.30 am
5 (Parson Man)
TODAY'S STAR BETS
31 (Parson Wife)
8 (Tiger) 1 pm
20 (Dog) --- 10.30 am
32 (Shrimp) --- 1 pm
36 (Donkey)--- 6.30 pm
Mossey Joe, a leading fancy for the CGA Foxhunter
Chase, will miss the Cheltenham Festival and wait
Connections of the classy hunter chaser feel Friday
week s race comes a little too soon for the Enda Bol-
Owner Barry Connell, who paid £160,000 for
Mossey Joe at Brightwell Sales in January, said: "He
probably just needs another week or two and, as you
know, he s changed stables recently.
"We ll have him there for all the spring festivals.
He ll probably go to Aintree, either for the Foxhunters
or the Grand National, and then on to Punchestown.
"We just needed an extra week or two and we kind
of ran out of road a little bit."
Tony Martin has his sights set on the Ryanair
Chase rather than the BetVictor Queen Mother
Champion Chase with Benefficient.
The eight-year-old bagged the third Grade One
success of his career when landing the Paddy
Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown over
Christmas, and is prominent in the betting for
both Cheltenham races next week, having landed
the Jewson Novices Chase over two and a half
miles 12 months ago.
County Meath trainer Martin said: "I m happy
with him and am very keen to go to the Ryanair,
I don t really want to come down in trip with
him. Two-miles-five round Cheltenham is ideal.
"He d want three miles on an easy track and
I d rather go for the race that suits him."
Martin has handicap options with Irish Arkle
fourth Ted Veale but favours a crack at the Racing
Post Arkle Trophy.
He said: "He wouldn t run if the ground is
heavy at all. If it was yielding or good ground
he d definitely run and I m leaning towards going
for the Arkle with him.
"He has 146 in the handicap so he might as
well go for the Arkle.
"He d improve for good ground and he s got
plenty of experience going there."
He added of Weatherbys Champion Bumper
hope Golantilla: "I was happy with his run the
other day. I was disappointed for the owner and
the horse that he didn t win, but he can only
Is Love Alive opened his
account with a hard-fought
win in the Leopardstown Club
Summer Membership Maiden
Hurdle at the Dublin venue,
Mikey Fogarty, deputising
for the suspended Bryan Coop-
er, made the most of the
opportunity as he steered the
Paul Nolan-trained five-year-
old to a surprise victory in the
colours of Gigginstown House
The 20-1 shot came through
from a handy position to seal
victory with a fine leap at the
final flight and defeat Emperor
Of Exmoor by three-quarters
of a length.
Nolan said: "The bit better
ground helped him wind-wise
and that s the reason for the
bit of improvement."
Nolan added: "He won a
point-to-point for Gordon
Elliott, and he looks a chasing
type. He s a bit backward and
is only five, and should
improve physique wise and get
a bit stronger."
Barry Geraghty produced the
Demot Weld-trained Sailors
Warn with a beautifully-timed
run to foil the hot-pot Thou-
sand Stars in the Ballsbridge
Thousand Stars tried to
make all the running but
looked vulnerable at the busi-
ness end with Sailors Warn (5-
1) leading after jumping the
last and galloping away from
the 10-11 favourite to score
tidily by a length.
Art Of Payroll benefited
from a typical Paul Carberry
ride to justify 7-4 favouritism
in the www.leopardstown.com
Dessie Hughes charge crept
into contention to lead before
the last, keeping on to deny
the staying-on Bishopslough
by two and a half lengths.
Hughes said: "The intention
coming away from here the last
day was to go for the County
Hurdle at Cheltenham but he s
too far off the weights.
"Even if gets the mandatory
5lb penalty I don t think he ll
"If by some miracle he does
get in then he ll go, but if not
he ll probably run at Liverpool,
and there s Fairyhouse and
Mount Colah overcame a
mistake at the final fence to
snatch victory in the Irish Stal-
lion Farms EBF Novice Chase.
Jerry Cosgrave s runner was
only third on landing but pow-
ered home under 5lb-claiming
amateur Noel McParlan.
The 6-1 chance was a length
and three-quarters ahead of
the evens favourite Moscow
Mannon with Mallowney only
third after leading at the last.
"He s very gutsy. When he
nodded at one down the back
I thought I might ride him for
a place, but when I got stuck
into him he soon picked up,"
"He won going away. With
better ground he could pick up
a big pot."
Cosgrave said: "He didn t
just jump the way he usually
does. Noel thought he d lost it
three out but he came back
well and he s very gutsy. He
has a nice bit of class, too.
"Being a front-runner he can
be hard on himself and he s
not a big horse. We ll look for
a Graded race for him.
"Two miles is his optimum
trip and his dam is a half-sister
to Newmill. He pulls hard and
he has to get to the front. He
got that two-mile-one well and
we might be able to stretch it
a bit on better ground."
Pass The Hat (6-1) held the
persistent challenge of Kylecrue
on the dash to the line to cap-
ture the Carrickmines Hand-
The pair at the bottom of
the weights in the feature race
took the last fence together
and fought out a thrilling fin-
Arthur Moore s charge got
the verdict by a length in the
hands of Robbie Colgan, with
He llberemembered fading
close home to be eight and a
half lengths away third.
Tony McCoy was dispatched
from Crabbie s Grand National
entry Colbert Station at the
second-last but both horse and
rider appeared none the worse.
Dance of Heroes seems to have Roskilly
to beat in the seven-runner Maiden Stakes
over ten furlongs of Lingfield polytrack
today, according to my time-handicap but
there might be a fly in the ointment!
Moontown is reckoned useful and with
Charles Hills yard in good form it might
just be worth taking a chance on this once-
raced, Lady Bamford-owned Sea The Stars
All the aforementioned will be coming
back from long absences but Moontown
has been working satisfactorily and in the
words of his trainer "is well up to winning
From experience one gets used to what
various individuals have to say when dis-
cussing their horses, this particular, stock-
phrase, comment was a favourite with
Charles father, Barry Hills, and I m lis-
Dance Of Heroes is not guaranteed to get
this trip. Roskilly let the side side twice and
Moontown is superbly-bred by a multi-
grade one winner which should do much
better this season; his stock will doubtless
improve with age but don t expect a lot
from his juveniles in the early stages of any
Earlier Penara will be a major surprise if
she causes one in the eight-runner Claiming
Stakes over a mile but what will trainer
Philip Hide be faced with if this Archipenko
can t make the frame against extremely
Judged on one run, when second to
Sheacheval over this course and distance
last November as a juvenile, Penara is nigh
on a cert but two two subsequent efforts
At huge odds and in the knowledge that
it s risky a modest each-way bet is advised;
you have to search for big-priced winners,
and dig deep!
Running in tandem will be Kempton
where thrice-raced Teenage Dream appears
to be on a gift mark in the aged handicap
over two miles; it s enhanced by the 7lbs
apprentice allowance of Adam McLean.
2.15 Penara (e.w)
4.15 Teenage Dream (nap-e.w)
Mossey to wait
Love in the air at Leopardstown
set for Ryanair
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