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8-18--- 10.30 pm
6-32--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 7
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 4
05 PARSON MAN 8
15 SICK WOMAN 1
18 WATER BOAT 5
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 12
1 (Centipede) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
30 (House Cat)
13 (Crapaud) 1 pm
1 (Centipede)---10.30 am
24 (Queen) --- 6.30 pm
26 (Fowl) 10.30 am
Sutton Sid has an outstanding oppor-
tunity of registering his fifth victory (from
thirty-one starts!) in the Classified Claim-
ing Stakes over twelve furlongs Lingfield
polytrack today when there are also two
turf-flat meetings and National Hunt rac-
ing around Newton Abbot; a solid Monday
A three-times course winner, twice on
poly , Sutton Sid comes out clear best-in
on the time-handicap and joint-top with
official ratings; promising apprentice David
Parkes has a full 7lbs claim and was aboard
when this Dutch Art gelding finished second
to I M Harry over a mile and a quarter at
Nottingham last month.
A somewhat moderate effort subsequently
might be the reason why Sutton Sid can be
claimed for £4000 on this occasion.
Given some of the give-away prices at
Newmarket Sales last week that is relatively
a high price to pay. Ownership can be
deceiving, keep is enormous and at least
£50 a day which soon brings about disil-
lusionment, I should know!
Don t oppose Sutton Sid, you can bet
he s been set up for a gamble!
Ruining tandem, ridiculously just a few
miles away, will be Windsor where punters
will doubtless be on War Alert, one of sixteen
decs for the Maiden Fillies Stakes over
five furlongs; David Brown s charge is on a
War Alert left it behind for serious back-
ers on debut five weeks ago when third to
Son Of Africa over six furlongs of this pop-
ular venue; runner-up Lady Moscou landed
one of FIVE naps for this column last week!
Obviously the form is solid and jockey
Jamie Spencer has obviously advised to drop
back in trip.
Another half-decent two-year-old bet
should be stable-companion twice-raced
Medrano in the Maiden Stakes over seven
furlongs of firm ground Ayr; what beats
Peter Makin s mount will win!
A £25,000 race was enough to entice
Barry Geraghty to Southwell for just the
one ride and he made it count on Shubaat
in the Chad Handicap Hurdle.
Newmarket trainer John Ferguson adopts
a best available policy for his band of largely
smart former Darley Flat horses, and Irish-
man Geraghty certainly fits into that cat-
Shubaat (9-2) has been seen to effect on
quicker ground and was rattling off his hat-
trick in the most valuable jumping event
staged in the Nottinghamshire track s cal-
Geraghty was always to the fore and when
Tony McCoy s mount Master Malt weak-
ened, he was left with a sole remaining rival
in Masterofdeception turning for home.
That horse quickly emptied out, too, and
the novice took the honours by seven
Geraghty said: "You get good horses when
you have good races, that s what it s all
"He did that nicely. He could have done
with a bit of company, but he s progressive
and would enjoy a fence."
McCoy went to within one winner of
reaching his latest target but missed the
mark in frustrating fashion.
The champion is trying to equal his men-
tor Martin Pipe s total of 4,191 winners and
got to 4,190 on Stonemadforspeed (7-2) in
the Blu UK Novices Selling Hurdle.
Ferguson s hot favourite Retrieve then
looked in full control of the Nottingham
City Transport Handicap Hurdle but was
cut down on the line by a very cool Aidan
Coleman and 7-1 chance Hi Tide.
"I knew he just has one run so I held
onto him and he jumped the last well," said
Mike Sowersby cut an emotional figure
after the Brian Hughes-ridden Moon Melody
had bounded 12 lengths clear in the Dispatch
Handicap Hurdle, a race he had also won
12 months ago.
"I can t put it into words," said the Market
"We ve been really struggling with him.
He s got horrible feet and every time we d
go one step forwards, we d go two back,
and we thought this would be a prep for a
race a week on Tuesday.
"He was an expensive horse on the Flat
for Michael Bell and I bought him for £5,000
from Newmarket. He s been with us since
he was a three-year-old, apart from when
Evan Williams claimed him.
"I told the owner Janet Cooper that I d
get him back. He means so much to us. I
didn t run Carmela Maria today because of
the ground, but she won the other division
of this race last year."
Barrison looked more than a shade for-
tunate to claim the Cara s Celebration Hand-
Coming down to the second last fence it
looked a question of how far the leader
Danby s Legend would win by, but he
crashed through the obstacle and was imme-
diately joined on the ground by 2-1 favourite
Jaja De Jau.
This left Barrison (11-4), successful on
his debut for Dan Skelton at Wincanton in
May, to finish four lengths clear under the
trainer s brother, Harry.
"I think both Harry and I would admit
we d have probably been second," said Dan
"I had him entered in a couple of races
next week but on form, he s second rather
than a winner today, so I won t rush him."
Jumping was the name of the game in
the Chad Novices Chase and George
Moore s Wolf Shield (7-2) proved much the
safest proposition of the trio.
Moore said: "Barry (Keniry) thought he
didn t jump as well as he can today as he
said the ground was quick enough for him.
"In this country, it s never long until it
rains, so we ll wait until it gets a bit soft-
Aktabantay set for Solario
Aktabantay is likely to have his next run in
the Solario Stakes at Sandown on August 30.
Hugo Palmer's highly-regarded juvenile
finished second behind the impressive winner
Estidhkaar in the Superlative Stakes at
Newmarket on Saturday.
There are plenty of options remaining this
season, including the Breeders' Cup, but
Palmer is already thinking of next season's
"He's no longer a talking horse," said
"The winner got first run on us and I'm not
saying by any stretch they we might have
beaten him, but he had a three-length head
start on us.
"The first thing William (Buick) said to me
was that he hated the ground and that on
decent ground he'd have found another gear.
That surprised me as I thought he'd like it.
"We've got to enter him in the Dewhurst
and Champagne Stakes, races like that, but
it's probably easier to say where he won't go.
I don't think Goodwood would be his track so
he won't be running in the Vintage.
"There's a race in France, the Prix de
Cabourg (August 3), which is not impossible,
but the most obvious answer is the Solario.
"He certainly stayed the seven furlongs.
quarter, so you'd hope he'll get a mile.
"The Breeders' Cup is not impossible, we've
already had them on, but the race I'm
working backwards from is the Greenham."
Goodwood goal for Estimate
The Goodwood Cup remains the most likely
next port of call for Estimate after she
narrowly failed to defend her Royal Ascot
crown last month.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained mare
produced one of the biggest stories of the
season last year when landing the Gold Cup
in the colours of the Queen and was beaten
just a neck by Leading Light on her second
crack at the two-and-a-half-mile Group One.
The Queen's racing manager John Warren
reports the five-year-old to have recovered
from her Ascot exertions well and she now
appears bound for a trip to the Sussex
Downs on July 31.
Warren said: "She's really good. She came
out of Ascot very well. I saw her earlier this
week and she looked great.
"I think we're probably looking towards
Goodwood with her, all being well.
"It was a shame we couldn't get a run into
her before the Gold Cup. You are left
wondering what might have been, but she
ran a mighty race and we were so proud of
Panther second at Longchamp
Brown Panther could only manage second
in the Group 2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil at
Longchamp as Terrubi proved too strong in
the closing stages.
Held up off a strong gallop by Richard
Kingscote, Brown Panther was going well on
the outside towards the rear throughout and
made his move in the home straight.
However, Christophe Soumillon was aware
of his every move on Terrubi and the grey
Pascal Bary-trained colt kicked clear of Tom
Dascombe's charge inside the final furlong.
Brown Panther tried hard to get on terms
with this rival, but the improving four-year-
old had things under control and ran out a
fairly comfortable winner.
Michael Owen's Brown Panther had to hold
on for second in the end from the fast-
finishing Going Somewhere.
Be on War Alert RACING BRIEFS
Flying visit pays off for Geraghty
3.00 War Alert
3.50 Sutton Sid (e.w);
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