Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 23rd 2014 Contents Royal Ascot hero Pique Sous is "very
likely" to turn out quickly for the John
Smith s Northumberland Plate at Newcas-
tle on Saturday.
The seven-year-old came close to losing
his life last autumn after suffering a severe
bout of colic, but showed he is better than
ever with a brilliant display in the Queen
Alexandra Stakes in the hands of Ryan
The grey is now safely back at champion
trainer Willie Mullins County Carlow base,
but is likely to be heading back across the
Irish Sea later this week.
Steve Massey, racing manager for the
owners Supreme Horse Racing, said: "The
horse caught the ferry back to Ireland last
night and is grand and fine back at Willie s
"I spoke to Willie and Ryan about the
Northumberland Plate yesterday, Ryan was
keen and if the horse is all right come Tues-
day and the ground is suitable, I think it s
very likely he ll run.
"He gets in with a 5lb penalty. He was
rated 96 going into yesterday and I d say
he ll go up at least 10lb, so he ll be well-
"I thought Ryan gave him a fantastic ride
as he pulled hard in the early stages. I think
the two and three-quarter miles he faced
yesterday is the top end of his limit and I
actually think he can improve going back
to two miles.
"He travels so well in his races and has
some kick. The time was quicker than
Simenon s when he won the race two years
"I don t think he ll jump a hurdle again.
We ll be concentrating on the Flat from
The triumph caps a memorable few
months for the burgeoning Supreme Horse
Racing Club, following the victory of Very
Much So in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper
at the Punchestown Festival, with Massey
admitting he is on cloud nine.
"You always hope they will run well and
we thought he had a really good chance
yesterday, but to go and see him do it was
fantastic and it was just an amazing day,"
"The club is less than three years old and
we ve had a Punchestown Festival winner
and a Royal Ascot winner in the space of
a few months. It s incredible and all credit
to Willie, who is a master of his trade.
"It s fantastic for everyone involved. Even
the club members who aren t involved with
Pique Sous are buzzing and we ve already
had new interest this morning.
"We had a lot of owners there yesterday
and I m told some of them were still in
Ascot s car park two at 10pm. I think it s
safe to say everyone had a good day and
Meanwhile, impressive Coventry Stakes
winner The Wow Signal could head to the
Prix Morny at Deauville in August for his
John Quinn s Starspangledbanner colt
was too good for his Royal Ascot rivals on
the opening day, running on strongly to
beat Capella Sansevero by one-and-three-
The Morny has been won by a whole host
of British and Irish trained horses in recent
years and is run over six furlongs, though
Quinn is already thinking of stepping his
horse up in trip before the season s end.
He told Racing UK: "We re going to give
him an easy time in the next month and
then we re going to think about the Morny
and races like that.
"We ll run him accordingly in the Group
Ones. He looks like he needs seven furlongs
already - he s out of a High Chaparral mare
and they were on his tails at the furlong
pole [in the Coventry Stakes but they weren t
at the finish line."
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, June 23, 2014
Evergreen Forest should flourish in the
Amateur Riders Selling Hurdle over twelve
furlongs of Lingfield polytrack today when
there are also three turf fixtures containing
a couple of solid betting opportunities.
We ve often mentioned the best results
seem to come from moderate races, this
looks a classic example because after con-
siderable scrutiny the only semblance of
dangers are mounts of inexperienced riders;
Evergreen Forest will be partnered by Liam
Kilgarriff who has ridden winners and claims
Another plus is that recent form of this
six-year-old Haafhd gelding was achieved
on Kempton poly where Evergreen Forest
stayed on well in the closing stages; stamina
wont be a problem, none of his rivals will
present one either, according to the time-
handicap, which also pinpoints an excellent
chance for Principle Equation in the Maiden
Stakes over a mile at Windsor where the
obligatory Monday-nighter comprises a
Principle Equation has been runner-up
on both starts under Jim Crowley and Ralph
Beckett s stable jockey will again steer this
potentially useful Oasis Dream filly which
is advantaged by a 5lbs fillies allowance.
That shouldn t be at issue because Prin-
ciple Equation has any amount in hand of
thirteen rivals and I ll be sorely disappointed
if all selections don t prevail; the third is
David Barron-trained Zac Brown, a penal-
ty-kick despite a long absence in the five-
runner Maiden Stakes over five furlongs of
Good to firm is forecast for both turf
meetings and, significantly, there is no rain
forecast as we enjoy the mid-summer peri-
od, best time for backing winners.
Bookies took a pounding at Royal Ascot
and it s my intention to make them pay
(you!) continually for the next four months.
Any updates will be on
www.dailyearner.co.uk at noon every day.
10.15 Evergreen Forest
3.10 Principle Equation
3.20 Zac Brown
Stick to Principle Equation
Pique possible for Plate bid
Gosden, Buick carries
on from Royal Ascot
John Gosden and William Buick carried on
where they left off at Royal Ascot by taking the
feature race at Pontefract with Freedom s Light.
Gosden secured four winners at the showcase
fixture, with Buick on the mark three times, and
the pair successfully linked up with the four-year-
old in the Listed totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes
over a mile and a half.
Buick brought Freedom s Light (7-4) from the
rear to lead just over a furlong out and held the
11-8 favourite Waila by a half a length.
Buick told Racing UK: "She deserves to get a
Pattern-race win under a name after just losing
out in a Haydock Group Three.
"The ground was a little bit firm for her, but,
in fairness, she stuck her head out to the line.
"She s always had a high action, which is probably
why she felt the ground.
"I don t know the immediate plans and I m sure
connections will sit down and plan it all out."
Treve scanned after defeat
Treve has been undergoing tests since her return
to France following her shock defeat in the Prince
of Wales s Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Last year s brilliant Prix de l Arc de Triomphe
winner could only finish third behind The Fugue
on Wednesday, having lost her unbeaten record at
the hands of Cirrus Des Aigles in the Prix Ganay
on her seasonal debut.
Treve appeared not to move well to post in the
hands of Frankie Dettori and looked ill at ease
during the race, though she did stay on at the end
of the mile-and-a-quarter Group One to take minor
"She s been for a scan and we have to wait for
the results now," said trainer Criquette Head-
The four-year-old filly went back home to Head-
Maarek s stables in Chantilly and has been treated
by Duncan Moir, the vet for owners Al Shaqab
Al Shaqab s racing manager Harry Herbert spec-
ulated after the race that Treve might have pulled
a muscle before taking to the famous Ascot turf.
Herbert is optimistic she will return in the autumn
to defend her Arc crown.
He said: "She was a bit sore at the top of her
back into her quarters, so probably when she did
a couple of kicks in the pre-parade ring it might
have just tweaked something there.
"It s nothing serious, but there s a need for recu-
peration and she ll be trained for the Vermeille at
Longchamp and then the Arc, hopefully."
Newmarket on News agenda
The Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket s
July meeting has been pencilled in as the likely
target for Newsletter following a sterling effort at
Ken Condon s Curragh maiden winner fluffed
her lines on her second appearance at Naas, but
proved that running all wrong with an excellent
effort to finish third behind well-touted compatriot
Anthem Alexander in the Queen Mary Stakes.
Condon is looking to step his charge back up to
six furlongs in the race formerly known as the
Cherry Hinton on the July Course .
Condon said: "We were delighted with the run
and we liked her the whole way through the year.
"She was impressive at the Curragh and she
wasn t at her best at Naas. There were mitigating
circumstances that day, we knew that, which is
why we were happy to bring her to Ascot and let
her take her chance.
"She enjoyed the fast pace and the fast ground
and although every Queen Mary is a good race, I d
say this year it could have been a particularly good
7-33--- 10.30 pm
18-3--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 6
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 5 4 1 10
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 1 7 3 1
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to June 21
23 (House) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
13 (Crapaud) 1 pm
21 (Mouth) --- 10.30 am
13 (Crapaud) --- 1 pm
31 (Parson Wife) --- 6.30 pm
30 (House Cat) 10.30 am
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