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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, July 21, 2014
36-21--- 10.30 pm
32-20--- 6.30 pm
7, 11, 15, 16, 19
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 7
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 5
05 PARSON MAN 8
15 SICK WOMAN 2
18 WATER BOAT 5
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 6 5 2 13
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 1 8 3 12
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: SATURDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 19
9 (Cattle) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
7 (Parson Man)
14 (Water Boat)
33 (Big Snake)
31 (Parson Wife) 1 pm
4(Dead Man)---10.30 am
36 (Donkey) --- 1 pm
1 (Centipede) --- 6.30 pm
27 (Little Snake) 10.30 am
Crystal Nymph could outclass ten
rivals, and defy top-weight, in the three-
year-old Fillies Handicap over twelve
furlongs at Windsor tonight, if able to
reproduce her best time-handicap mark,
which was achieved over a mile and a
quarter on a good surface around Sal-
isbury back in May.
Conditions are forecast on this occasion
and Richard Hannon s charge simply can t
be opposed even though Crystal Nymph
has only raced once since when journeyed
to the Wiltshire course three weeks later.
Doubtless the previous effort took its
toll and wisely plenty of recovery time
has been given to this Rock Of Gibraltar
filly, mount of Richard Hughes who,
apparently, was blown away by the per-
formance of stable-companion Tiggy
Wiggy, our nap for the Super Sprint over
five of Newbury two days ago; what a
performance, indeed what an incredible
time for a two-year-old that s now being
prepared for a tilt at the group one Nun-
thorpe at York next month.
It s easy to write now but Tiggy Wiggy
represented nigh on a cert and, signif-
icantly, we also mentioned the runner-
up Haxby as her only serious rival; very
good considering there were TWENTY-
FOUR runners, the straight forecast paid
If indeed Hughes and Crystal Flame do
the biz it will be a body blow for resident
bookmakers because the Windsor Mon-
day-nighter has long been all about the
racing family Hannon which sends Mr
Greenspan to the Thames-side course for
a Maiden Stakes over ten furlongs.
Mr Greenspan definitely has a chance
but Olly Stevens-trained Prairie Rose is
preferred on my TH, her experience being
a factor in analysis which also pinpoints
once-raced My Dream Boat for the open-
ing Maiden Stakes over six furlongs at
good to firm Ayr.
Kool Kompany for Hannon
Richard Hannon's crack juvenile Kool Kompany
landed a narrow success in the Prix Robert Papin at
The two-year-old has now won five of his last six
starts, with his only defeat coming at Royal Ascot
when he was held up in the Coventry Stakes.
He already had a Listed and Group Two win to his
name from successful forays to Ireland and obviously
has no problem with travelling.
Jockey Richard Hughes could not grab the rail posi-
tion he wanted as the speedy Goken showed more
initial toe, but once he failed to put distance between
himself and the Hannon horse, the Irishman looked
The 9/4 favourite hit the front inside the final fur-
long of the five and a half trip, and despite Lehaim
challenging wide it was Charlie Hills' Strath Burn, hav-
ing just his second ever run, who closed into second.
It was tight as they hit the winning line but the son
of Jeremy just held on to record a half length victory.
The Prix Robert Papin has been won by such lumi-
naries as Arazi (1991), Natagora (2007), Special Duty
(2009) and Clive Cox's Reckless Abandon two years
The decision to travel to France was made after a
sparkling piece of work on Hannon's gallops on
Wednesday morning, when Hughes felt Kool Kom-
pany had improved physically since his win in the
Railway Stakes at the Curragh.
He is another success story for owners Middleham
Park Racing, who paid just £40,000 for the son of Je-
Middleham racing manager Tim Palin explained the
winner's options boil down to potentially two races
from three, with a deserved crack at a Group One the
"He's as tough as old boots and has talent to go
with it," said Palin.
"Hughesie said that if Goken wanted to go on he
would let him and it looks like as he was so deter-
mined to make it he's gone too fast and not got home
over the extra distance.
"He also said that he'd have no trouble staying
seven so we should be thinking of the National
"I can't think of another dual Group Two-winning
juvenile so he's leading the way again for us in Europe
after Toormore did last year.
"The obvious route is Group One now, so there's
the Morny, the Phoenix Stakes, which he'd need to be
supplemented for, or the National Stakes. We can
supplement with his winnings.
"We said we'd give him a break after his last win,
yet 22 days later he's won another Group Two. He
looked as well as he ever has today.
"The drop in trip nearly caught him out. Richard jnr
thinks we've probably got the beating of the Irish
horses so going back there is a strong possibility, al-
though Cappella Sansevero could bounce back and
you never know what Aidan O'Brien has got up his
Gosden sings praises for
John Gosden's Western Hymn, who met with the
first defeat of his career in the Investec Derby at
Epsom, returned to winning ways with a dominant
display in the Prix Eugene Adam.
Six went to post for the mile and a quarter Group
Two with Rod Millman's Master Carpenter also sent
over after winning in France most recently.
As Western Hymn challenged down the centre of
the track for William Buick, Christophe Lemaire chal-
lenged up the inside on Master Carpenter.
With Andre Fabre's Army Bulletin in the middle of
the two British raiders, Western Hymn quickened im-
pressively to readily put daylight between himself
and the rest.
Army Bulletin was second, with Master Carpenter
Gosden was winning the race for a third time and
last took the spoils with Debussy in 2009.
Toogoodtobetrue continued a fine week-
end for Aidan O Brien when getting off the
mark at the second attempt in the Sycamore
Lodge Equine Hospital European Breeders
Fund Maiden at the Curragh yesterday.
A close second on her debut at Naas earlier
this month, the Oasis Dream filly confirmed
that promise and did it well considering she
had to race widest of the main protagonists
through the early stages as Gussy Goose
took the field along.
The latter stuck to her guns well, but
Joseph O Brien was always going to win
when edging to the front a furlong and a
Tommy Stack s Gussy Goose kept her
honest but was readily held by three-parts
of a length by the 1/2 favourite.
O Brien said: "You d have to be delighted
with that. She came forward lovely from her
"Joseph was very happy with her and he
thinks she is a very nice filly.
"She will love stepping up to seven furlongs
and she could be one for the Debutante or
Brendan Duke enjoyed a welcome winner
and a change of luck as Intenser (14/1) got
on top close home in the Irish Champions
Weekend 13th & 14th September Nursery
The Jackie Bolger-owned gelding deserves
plenty of credit after racing towards the
middle of the track, finishing off his race
well to take the spoils by half a length from
Sauanna Belle, who looked a little unfortunate
in not getting the clearest of runs.
Duke said: "They ve been running great,
but I ve had 11 seconds. I signed up for a
course on internet about how to survive in
"I m delighted he s won. It s made a big
difference gelding him. He just got there
and the handicapper probably did a good
job rating them.
"Hopefully we ll find another day some-
where and we ve been thinking about the
nursery in Galway for a long time with him."
Parish Hall may not be the force he was
in his two-year-old days but he remains a
horse to be reckoned with just below the
top class and won the Group Three Meld
Stakes for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning.
Victorious in the Dewhurst Stakes of 2011,
he was forced to miss his whole Classic year
and while he returned to action with a win
at four, he has not quite reached the heights
that were once expected of him.
Crystal Nymph looks clear
10.15 My Dream Boat
2.55 Prairie Rose
4.55 Crystal Nymph
O'Brien filly just Toogood at Curragh
Toogoodtobetrue, ridden by Joseph O'Brien, right, wins the Sycamore Lodge Equine
Hospital European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden.
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