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A Legacy Of Love is expected to take
advantage of all allowances in the six-run-
ner Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of
good to soft Brighton this afternoon when
Catterick runs in tandem; Kempton stages
an all-weather evening fixture.
Plenty to choose from but Amanda Per-
rett s charge looks a real special in the
opener; a Legacy Of Love gets weight-for-
age and fillies allowances which means this
thrice-raced filly by Sea The Stars carries
bottom weight against moderates with the
possible exception of Itfaar, entered for the
Judged on her best time-figure A Legacy
Of Love is absolutely thrown in and justifies
a punt under Rab Havlin whose experience
on this tricky course is also an advantage;
you can t beat experience and that certainly
applies in the aged apprentice handicap
over ten furlongs to Megalala, a 13-year-
Twelve days ago this remarkable veteran
made all over course and distance and won
by nine lengths; he s been upped 7lbs by
the handicapping system but with proficient
Cam Hardie claiming 3lbs allowance Mega-
lala will surely repeat those tactics, suc-
That race promises to be fascinating;
ground conditions are similar and Megalala
was once rated 82, now 56!
Kempton looks difficult and our daily
patent is made up with Lord Of The Nile
in the Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs
of the Yorkshire circuit which will also be
good to soft for a six-race meeting.
Lord Of The Nile faces what should be
a simple task and it will be a surprise if
David O Meara s charge is extended never
mind beaten under stable-jockey Danny
Tudhope; what a combination this has been
during the last year or so and it can only
get better as quality permeates through their
Incidentally the 2000 Guineas was a fast-
run race, the form should be cast-iron and
so bet all the first eight home in their next
two races; probably no need to look any-
where else for winners but don t miss True
Story in the Epsom Derby!
10.20 A Legacy Of Love
3.00 Lord Of The Nile
All you need is love
Hanagan enjoys holiday with five-timer
Paul Hanagan enjoyed a highly-success-
ful Bank Holiday with a 280/1 five-timer
The dual champion jockey set the ball
rolling on Rise Up Lotus (2/1 joint-favourite)
for Charlie Hills in the British Stallion Studs
EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes.
He followed up on Ed McMahon s 11/4
favourite Where The Boys Are in the TurfTV
Handicap, but picked up a two-day riding
on May 22 and 23 for careless riding in the
Hanagan put that behind him to complete
a quickfire hat-trick on Ixelles Diamond
(9/2) in the Quantum Manufacturing Fillies
Handicap for his former boss, Richard Fahey.
His last two winners were in his role as
retained jockey to Sheikh Hamdan Al Mak-
After sauntering home by five lengths on
the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Munaaser
(11/8 favourite) in division two of the Breed-
ers Backing Racing EBF Maiden Stakes, he
drove Sahra Al Khadra (10/11 favourite) to
a nose verdict by in the racinguk.com Hand-
Hanagan s bid for a six-timer in the last
came unstuck as the McMahon-trained
Gold Class had to settle for fifth behind
Jazri in the Dine In The 1707 Restaurant
In a somewhat bizzare scenario, swans
were at the centre of an incident at Kempton
when causing Harry Beswick to be unseated
during the kempton.co.uk Amateur Riders
The 7lb claimer was unshipped after the
fourth flight after his mount Dark Energy
collided with a family of swans.
Thankfully, both horse and rider - and
the swans - escaped serious injury.
"Everything is absolutely fine," said clerk
of the course Barney Clifford.
"Because we have so many swans at
Kempton, we have procedures in place where
they (groundstaff) go round and we chase
them off if they try to get anywhere near
the racing line.
"On this occasion it was a mother with
two young and they flew in. Once my guys
chased them off, they flew in behind them
in the running line just as the horses were
coming round behind.
"It was just one of those things and
thankfully the swans are OK and the jockey
and horse were OK.
23-19--- 10.30 am
34-30--- 6.30 pm
24-10--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 3
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 4
05 PARSON MAN 8
15 SICK WOMAN 1
18 WATER BOAT 2
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 4 2 1 7
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 0 7 2 9
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to May 5
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady) 1 pm
5 (Parson Man) --- 10.30 am
1 (Centipede) --- 1 pm
25 (Morocoy) --- 6.30 pm
29 (Opium Man) 10.30 am
also fined for
Dual Group One winner Magician was made
to work to justify his prohibitive odds in the High
Chaparral European Breeders Fund Mooresbridge
Stakes at the Curragh.
The brilliant winner of last year s Irish 2000
Guineas before signing off his season with victory
in the Breeders Cup Turf, Aidan O Brien s four-
year-old was sixth when favourite for the Dubai
Sheema Classic at Meydan in late March.
Dropping in class and trip for his return to
domestic action, the Galileo colt went on his way
the 2-13 favourite and Joseph O Brien was happy
to give each of his four rivals start.
He was still last turning for home and when
asked to close on his opponents, the response was
Jim Bolger s 2011 Dewhurst winner Parish Hall,
disappointing in two previous starts this year, set
sail a over a furlong out and for a brief moment
it looked as though the bird had flown.
However, Magician eventually found top gear
and wore him down to take the Group Three prize
by a neck.
It was a fifth consecutive victory in the race for
the winning trainer following the previous successes
of Fame And Glory, So You Think, Windsor Palace
The winning trainer said: "I nearly got a heart
attack looking at him (before the race). He was
away in Dubai and things didn t go right for him.
We gave him a little rest and he had a good tummy
on him today.
"He s going to come back here for the Tattersalls
Gold Cup (May 25). He s in a good place now and
Joseph was very happy and said he won snug. He s
not gone right-handed that much before."
O'Brien turns to
War Command will be aimed towards the Tat-
tersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh after
finishing ninth at Newmarket on Saturday.
Last year s Coventry Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes
winner was strongly fancied for the 2000 Guineas
at Headquarters and although he failed to make a
significant impact under Ryan Moore, trainer Aidan
O Brien expects improvement ahead of the Irish
equivalent on May 24.
O Brien said: "He s a big, bulky horse and he s
going to improve from the run. He ll run in the
War Command s much-vaunted stable companion
Australia fared better in the season s opening Classic,
beaten less than a length into third.
The son of Galileo and Ouija Board is a hot
favourite for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June
"He was a bit unlucky the way they split. Joseph
(O Brien) said he had to commit early, but he ran
as straight as a gun barrel and I m very happy with
the way he s come out of the race. He s in good
form and won t run before the Derby," said the Bal-
O Brien was also double-handed in Sunday s
1000 Guineas, but favourite Tapestry trailed home
last and Bracelet finished 14th of the 17 runners.
The trainer said: "I left her (Tapestry) a bit light
and it was trainer error. I shouldn t have run her.
When she worked here after racing a couple of
weeks ago she was fit and she worked well. She ll
have to have a bit of a break to get some condition
back on her.
"Joseph looked after her when he knew she wasn t
going to get involved. When Ryan got off Bracelet
he said she wants to go further. She s typical of a
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