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14, 29--- 10.30 pm
12, 3---1 pm
34, 24--- 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 11
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 5
25 (Morocoy) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
18 (Water Boat)
29 (Opium Man)
18 (Water Boat) 1 pm
17 (Pigeon)---10.30 am
24 (Queen) --- 6.30 pm
22 (Rat) 10.30 am
Hazzaat, a maiden on the flat after 14
attempts, is unbeaten under National
Hunt rules and gets a chance to supple-
ment recent gains in the Novices Hurdle
over two and a half miles of "good" Mar-
ket Rasen today when a turf-flat fixture
at Ayr runs in tandem.
Last month Hazzaat was sent off a 50/1
shot for a similar race at Fontwell, jumped
like a stag, after being badly hampered at
the first, and stayed on gamely to cause
a major surprise; was it a fluke?
We ll have a good idea after the first
because Hazzaat faces previous winners
Alderbrook Lad and Manjakani, mount of
Tony McCoy, who is determined to ride
John Ferguson s charge despite being injured
last week when requiring stitches in a nasty
wound. This 40-year-old nineteen times
champion jockey is obviously bombproof!
Also Desert King can t be ruled out but
if Hazzaat is able to replicate that sensa-
tional first effort under 3lbs conditional
Tony Whelan he ll be capable of supple-
memnting those gains judged on the time-
handicap computation. Fascinating, eh?
At the popular Scottish venue Irish raider
Dolce N Karama should justify support in
the Maiden Stakes over ten furlongs under
crack apprentice Ronan Whelan who
recently rode out his claim in double-quick
time; they talk of him being a future cham-
Legal Waves and once-raced Mark John-
ston-trained Earl Of Menteith will make
for a lively market ion which the value will
surely be Dolce N Karama.
In the eighth and final race The Nifty
Fox comes out clear best-in for an Ama-
teur Riders Handicap over five furlongs
despite top-weight and must not be
Tim Easterby s charge, a course and dis-
tance winner, has uninspiring form figures
but don t be fooled, this represents a mas-
sive drop in class.
California Chrome is reported to be
recovering well from injury as connec-
tions gear his campaign towards the
Breeders Cup Classic.
The three-year-old famously won the
first two legs of America s Triple Crown
only to come up short in the final leg when
only fourth in the Belmont Stakes.
However, it emerged that he had injured
his hoof at the start of that contest but
assistant trainer Alan Sherman has revealed
that the son of Lucky Pulpit could return
to his box at Los Alamitos Race Course by
the end of the month.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness
Stakes winner continues to enjoy his recov-
ery from the rigours of the Triple Crown
trail at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Cal-
"He s doing well; I get videos of him
almost daily and he s a happy boy," Sher-
man told www.bloodhorse.com. "My dad
is actually going out there on Wednesday
to see him. He s put some weight back on
since he s been there."
Alan Sherman, who runs day-to-day
operations for Sherman Racing, said Cal-
ifornia Chrome s right front hoof gash was
already better when the striking chestnut
returned to Harris Farms, where he was
foaled, on June 19.
"It was actually almost healed when I
brought him up there; I was really happy
with it," the assistant trainer said.
Once he s back in training, the target is
the Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita
on November 1 with connections hoping
"I ll probably jog him for about two
weeks, maybe three, and then we ll start
galloping him for a couple weeks---probably
get about 30 days of training---and start
breezing again to have him ready hopefully
by the Los Al meet," Sherman said.
Officials at Los Alamitos expect to create
a race that the colt could use as a step-
pingstone to the Breeders Cup.
According to Brad McKinzie, general
manager for the Los Alamitos Racing Asso-
ciation, the track will create a one-mile
dirt race on September 20.
"Looking at the schedule, with us picking
up the Los Angeles County Fair dates, one
of the holes in the Breeders Cup prep
schedule was a mile dirt race, so we re
looking at doing that here," McKinzie said.
"We re still going over our stakes schedule
and finalizing what the purse will be. Con-
ditions will be for 3-year-olds and up.
"Art said to keep him informed because
that could be a good spot for them to bring
back California Chrome, and of course
we d love to have him run here."
EDMONTON---Barbadian Rico Walcott won four
times on Saturday s nine-race card in Canada as
he threatened to run away with the Northlands
Park jockeys title.
The three-time defending champion won race
three with favourite Star Lady, race five with 3-
1 bet Quite Contrary, followed up with victory in
race eight with favourite For Cash before rounding
off the day s action by guiding odds-on chance
Crazy Cozzy to a smashing win.
Walcott now has 55 wins from 170 starts in the
season which began May 2, already 25 clear of
nemesis Scott Williams, with Shannon Beauregard
languishing in third on 21 wins.
The 25-year-old is also well ahead in money
earnings with CAN$555 746.
He opened his success in a 3-1/2 furlong sprint
when the two-year-old chestnut filly Star Filly
made all th running to win by 4-1/2 lengths.
In face five over six furlongs, Walcott brought
Quite Contrary with a telling stretch run to beat
the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares
by 1-1/4 lengths.
He raced the five-year-old mare off the pace
set by the duelling Pineapple and Officer s Charm
before making his move as the race turned for
Walcott produced a valiant effort in race eight
over a mile and sixteenth, to keep For Cash to task
and hold off the fast-finishing Spectrus, with rookie
Barbadian Damario Bynoe aboard.
He stalked with the four-year-old chestnut geld-
ing before surging at the quarter pole to lead at
the top of the stretch. However, Spectrus challenged
and For Cash just hung on to win by three-quarter
Trainer William Haggas put the seal on a fine
weekend when Graphic claimed the Group Three
Prix Messidor at Maisons-Laffitte.
The Newmarket handler had already savoured
a huge result at Sandown on Saturday when
Mukhadram landed the Coral-Eclipse by two
Haggas then secured further Pattern-race hon-
ours in France as the Frankie Dettori-ridden Graphic,
owned by the Royal Ascot Racing Club, defeated
Pilote by a length and a half. Line Drummer finished
Dettori had last won this race with Librettist
back in 2006 and he told www.paristurf that he d
had a relatively easy time of things in the saddle.
"The rain in the afternoon played into our hands
because my fellow likes a bit of cut in the ground.
He s a good horse, gentle, loves to dominate. I
haven t had much to do here," he said.
Graphic has been in fine fettle all season - he
was last seen taking second place behind French
Navy in the Investec Diomed Stakes at Epsom on
June 6 - as Dettori acknowledged.
"He s never been out of the first two since the
beginning of the year and should win more group
races in the future," he added.
Dettori and Richard Hannon had no such fortune
in the Prix Amandine, a seven-furlong Listed race
for three-year-old fillies, as Midnite Angel finished
some way adrift of Amy Eria.
Trained by Francois Rohaut and ridden by Thierry
Thulliez, the victorious Shamardal filly had two
lengths in reserve of This Time at the line.
Amy Eria is, like Midnite Angel, owned by Al
Beware of Fox SELECTIONS
1.30 Dolce N Karama
5.00 The Nifty Fox (nap-e.w)
2.15 Hazzaat (e.w).
California on road to the Cup
California Chrome is on the road to recovery.
to run away with
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