Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 30th 2014 Contents A70
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, June 30, 2014
19-31--- 10.30 pm
16-13--- 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 3
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 5 5 2 12
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 28
1 (Centipede) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
31 (Parson Wife)
27 (Little Snake)
6 (Belly) 1 pm
18 (Water Boat)---10.30 am
33 (Spider) --- 1 pm
35 (Big Snake) --- 6.30 pm
32 (Shrimp) 10.30 am
Fab four for Moore
Ryan Moore was in stunning form at Windsor
yesterday, recording a four-timer.
The former champion kicked off his afternoon
with victory on 8-13 favourite Principle Equation
for Ralph Beckett in the opening unibet.co.uk
Maiden Fillies' Stakes and wasted no time in
doubling up on Sylvester Kirk's Groundworker (10-
11 favourite) in the following Unibet- By Players
For Players Handicap.
It was three from three on the card with Richard
Hannon's long odds-on Dangerous Moonlite (1-10)
proving a class above her two rivals in the British
Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes.
There was a momentary blip in the Moore
domination when Yenhaab had to settle for
second in the Daily Unibet Early Prices From 9 am
Handicap, but normal service was resumed
through the impressive Homage (7-4 favourite)
for William Haggas in the New Horse Racing Odds
At unibet.co.uk Handicap.
Moore made a brave bid for five on the day in
the last, committing a fair way out on 6-4 market
leader Worrigal in the Download The Unibet Pro
App Handicap but having to settle for third behind
prolific winner Thecornishcowboy.
Incredible Spirit foils Noble Mission
Noble Mission led everywhere but the line as
Spiritjim foiled his bid for the Group One Grand
Prix de Saint-Cloud.
Lady Cecil's stable star has enjoyed a
remarkable season thus far and looked set to
record back-to-back Group One successes when
holding a commanding advantage well inside the
final furlong in the historic French contest.
However, his stamina began to painstakingly
ebb away in the final few yards of the 12 furlongs
and he was nabbed in the very shadow of the post
by Pascal Bary's four-year-old who, like the second,
was also seeking a four-timer.
Siljan's Saga was a close third
Flintshire had been sent off as favourite
following an encouraging return in the Coronation
Stakes at Epsom but Andre Fabre's charge was in
trouble before the field turned for home with
underfoot conditions possibly to blame for his
The winning rider, Christophe Lemaire, told
www.paris-turf.com: "I did not panic. I haven't
played with the big guys and I rode the race to be
second. But when the leader came back to us, I
knew that my fighter would give everything."
Pascal Bary has trained some smart performers
from Celtic Arms through Six Perfections and
Divine Proportions but he was still delighted to
claim his 28th Group One and first on French soil
since Zambezi Sun won the Grand Prix de Paris in
"It's incredible," he said. "I really thought we were
going to be the second 200 meters from the line.
However, 100 meters from the post, my runner
has changed his legs and accelerated quickly.
"For once, he didn't have to do the work for
others. I must also thank Christophe Soumillon,
who has always ridden the horse, but couldn't
Command is Eclipse contender
War Command is set to accompany stablemate
Verrazano to Sandown on Saturday as trainer
Aidan O'Brien seeks a sixth win in the Coral-
Though War Command has yet to run beyond a
mile, he was putting in his best work at the finish
when fourth to Kingman in the St James's Palace
Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Verrazano was also in action over a mile at the
Royal fixture, where he produced a solid
performance to take second place behind
Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes.
The American import has yet to win over the
Eclipse distance of a mile and a quarter, but he
was successful several times over nine furlongs in
"It's very possible War Command will go to the
Eclipse with Verrazano on Saturday," O'Brien told
At The Races.
Thistle Bird ran out an impressive winner
of the Group One Newbridge Silverware
Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.
Roger Charlton s mare made it two wins
in as many starts with an impressive victory
in the 10 furlong feature to back up her win
at the Epsom Derby meeting.
Ambivalent was also in action at Epsom
and was sent off a well-backed favourite
after a fine run in the Coronation Stakes and
she adopted her usual position at the head
of affairs but only after giving plenty of
trouble at the start.
She was tracked throughout by Venus De
Milo and soon began to give out distress sig-
nals when the Aidan O Brien runner drew
Venus De Milo wasn t in front for long
though, as George Baker was travelling
strongly aboard the eventual winner just
behind the leaders and he made his challenge
as soon as the Aidan O Brien runner had
seen off Ambivalent.
The response was immediate as the six-
year-old Selkirk mare showed a smart turn
of foot to cruise to the front, eventually scor-
ing by two and three quarter lengths from
Venus De Milo.
Just The Judge stayed on at the one pace
to finish third without ever looking entirely
at ease on the ground with Ambivalent bat-
tling on for fourth.
It was a first top level success for Thistle
Bird and the winning trainer was over the
"I m really delighted. There s not many
things trainers get lucky at, but for a mare
of that age to win a Group One is hugely
satisfying," Charlton said.
"She travelled well and relaxed really well.
She doesn t mind whether it s firm or heavy
ground. She s tough and she s improving and
it says a lot about keeping horses in train-
"She s had a few problems, but she s tough
and sound and will be a great addition to
the broodmare band.
"We were going to retire her after she fin-
ished second in a Group One (Nassau Stakes)
last year, but the owner didn t have any other
horses with me and I thought she could win
"We delayed putting her in foal and she s
done it now. It s hard to say (where next),
but courses like Goodwood suit and she could
go for the Nassau again.
"We ll pick and choose and take our time,
there lots of nice races around Europe."
Baker, enjoying a fantastic season that has
also included a Royal Ascot winner, said:
"She travelled well and we got a lovely tow
into the race.
"When she hit the front she was going
through the motions, so it was a very good
Pretty Polly joy for Thistle Bird
Bon Voyage races for the tenth time
when taking on ten rivals in the Maiden
Stakes over a mile of good to soft
(watered) Windsor ground tonight; Richard
Hannon s charge should win!
That s been said a few times but, real-
istically, this ought to be a penalty-kick
because Bon Voyage wins on every time-
handicap effort achieved during what has
been a tremendously vexing spell for owners
who are used to seeing stable companions
win just about all maidens they contest.
Perhaps ground conditions will be a factor,
progeny of Kyllachy often prefer easy sur-
faces and following watering and storms
over the weekend there will be no tracks
records during this seven-race programme.
What sort of mentality prevails allowing
watering to take place on the back of fore-
casts detailing inclement weather condi-
Anyway Bon Voyage is clear best-in but
with two newcomers from fashionable
yards in opposition I ll be wanting at least
2/1 against to get involved. That should not
be a problem.
Neither should success at the fourth
attempt for Barry Hills-trained Kibaar, so
unlucky on his second start when knocked
asunder at Ascot earlier this season by the
winner which the stewards (unbelievably!)
reckon gained a deserved success.
At that time John Hills trained Kibaar
but sadly succumbed to cancer earlier this
month and his 77-year-old legendary father
is temporarily holding the license; Barry has
had two winners since his reluctant come-
back and B Fifty Two justified favouritism
for Mr Chester when scoring on the Rood-
eye last Saturday. You never lose it and next
week the old boy is set to land a major
Red Icon is one of six decs for the Spin-
drfiter Stakes over six furlongs, named after
a serial-winner that was trained by Sir
Mark Prescott a long, long time ago.
Thrice-raced Red Icon duly benefited
from experience of his debut, when suc-
cessful under Hayley Turner at Haydock,
and then improved considerably around
Epsom in the Woodcote finishing third to
subsequent Royal Ascot winner, Baitha Alga.
A replication of that TH mark should
Bon Voyage for Hannon
11.00 Red Icon
4.30 Bon Voyage
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