Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 24th 2014 Contents Profitable ticks every box for the six-
runner Maiden 2-y-o Stakes over five fur-
longs of good to firm Sandown Park
today, three weeks after a most interesting
Clive Cox s charge was heavily-backed
but hampered at halfway in a similar race
at Newbury where Strath Burn hit the front
approaching the final furlong and burst
clear, impressively; the time was exceptional
and the winner was beaten only half length
in the group two Robert Papin last Sun-
In the closing stages Profitable ran on
well and achieved a half-decent time-hand-
icap mark; he ll come on a ton unless I m
very much mistaken. Napped
Miss Brazil will be a rare runner for
Richard Hannon at Yarmouth in the Maiden
Stakes over six furlongs on a forecast good
surface; there must have been rain in that
area because it s very firm at most venues
throughout the United Kingdom following
colossal hot temperatures this month. It s
been a beaut but tough for old(er) people!
Consistency usually brings reward but
patience must be nearing exhaustion for
those connected with Miss Brazil, placed
six times in nine outings but still awaiting
that first success, so vital for breeding pur-
Obviously they are are prepared to go far
and wide for winning brackets and only
once-raced Anna s Vision stands in the way
of Miss Brazil.
Unfortunately Jeremy Noseda s charge is
no slouch and twice-raced Anna s Vision
shaped with a deal of promise when second
last month on her seasonal debut.
When dealing with 3-y-o maidens at this
time of year you have to realise they have
been in training the best part of two seasons,
why haven t they won?
Earlier York Express also comes out best
on my time-handicap for the seven-runner
Maiden 2-y-o Auction Stakes over six fur-
longs; these races are for cheapies and
weights are in accordance with purchase
prices at sales.
It s not necessary to spend a million to
make one and the secret is to get one slipping
through the net; York Express chased home
a hot-pot on Lingfield poly fifteen days
ago, achieving a mark that will be difficult
to achieve for his rivals. Take a chance, at
There are five flat meetings, far too many
but, there again, for owners it should be
manna from heaven with so many oppor-
tunities; just a question of trainers burning
the midnight oil and finding them.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, July 24, 2014
6-3--- 10.30 pm
2-34--- 6.30 pm
4, 11, 13, 18, 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: WEDNESDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 23
26 (Fowl) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
2 (Old Lady)
18 (Water Boat)
21 (Mouth)---10.30 am
34 (BLind Man) --- 1 pm
32 (Shrimp) --- 6.30 pm
13 (Crapaud) 10.30 am
10.00 Profitable (nap)
10.10 York Express
10.40 Miss Brazil
Fiery Sunset was a welcome winner for The Queen at
Lingfield just 24 hours after it emerged her 2013 Gold Cup
victor Estimate had tested positive for morphine.
Fiery Sunset, trained by Michael Bell, was the first horse
to run in Her Majesty's colours since the news broke and the
three-year-old filly opened her account in pleasing fashion in
the Aldermore Block Discounting Maiden Stakes.
Richard Hughes was always sitting pretty on the 6-1
chance as Jonny Rae made the running.
The champion jockey kicked on before the home turn and
held the late challenge of Button Down by a length and a
quarter, with the 11-4 favourite Saarrem third.
All eyes at the start were on Battle Group, who refused to
race in this year's Crabbie's Grand National.
The Johnny Farrelly-trained nine-year-old consented to go
in the stalls on his Flat debut but that as good as it got as he
was never in the hunt under Liam Keniry and finished tailed
Prize boost for Newmarket
Newmarket's key juvenile races in September have been
given a prize money boost which has coincided with an
increase in entries.
The meeting on Friday, September 26 sees the Group Two
Shadwell Rockfel Stakes, which has swapped places with the
Fillies' Mile and has attracted 80 possibles after being
boosted by £30,000 to £100,000.
Saturday's feature, the Group One Connolly's Red Mills
Cheveley Park Stakes, is up £10,000 to £180,000 and has 50
entries at the initial stage, up from 37 last year.
One horse engaged in both the Rockfel and Cheveley Park
is Roger Varian's ultra-impressive Albany Stakes winner
Varian said: "She has done great since Ascot. She has
definitely improved physically, she's a beautiful filly, very
talented, and I am very happy with her.
"I don't know yet what her autumn programme will be but
she's won a Group Three so all Group Two and Group One
options are open to her."
Other Cheveley Park entries include Arabian Queen, Tiggy
Wiggy and Anthem Alexander.
The Juddmonte Royal Lodge, up £10,000 to £110,000 has
100 possibles at this stage, including Estidhkaar and Richard
Field pitch perfect for Ascot
Jamie Osborne could not be happier with Field Of Dream
ahead of the £150,000 Longines International Stakes at
Ascot on Saturday.
The seven-year-old won the race two years ago and
showed he was just as effective over a mile when victorious
in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot last month.
His other win in the interim came in the Bunbury Cup at
Newmarket last July, but Osborne decided to skip a defence
of that crown as the ground turned against Field Of Dream
following heavy rain.
The Lambourn handler feels missing Newmarket and
heading back to Ascot with a fresh horse is a big advantage.
"He should have the fast ground he needs and now all we
can do is hope for a kind draw," said Osborne.
"It may work to his advantage that the ground went soft
for the Bunbury Cup which meant we just come straight for
this as it gives us a little bit of extra time.
"I always think it helps him if his races are spread out as he
seems to be better when fresher.
"He's in very good nick and is capable of running a big race."
Sous piques Townend enthusiasm
Paul Townend is excited by the prospect of teaming up
with Pique Sous in the Guinness Galway Hurdle at the
Ballybrit track on Thursday week.
The grey is champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins' only
entry in the valuable handicap and Townend has come in for
the plum ride as stable jockey Ruby Walsh is sidelined with a
Pique Sous will be seeking to make amends for being
pulled up in the race 12 months ago when the ground was too
soft for him.
The seven-year-old is a different proposition on a faster
surface, as he showed when winning the Queen Alexandra
Stakes on the Flat at Royal Ascot last month.
"He's exciting now and fingers crossed. It's a competitive
race and you need a lot of luck, but he's a good ride to have in
it and I'm looking forward to riding him," Townend told At The
"It was just too soft for him last year. Hopefully it stays
lively and he turns up and gives a good account of himself."
Make sure it's Profitable
Paul Midgley was a relieved man when
Silvanus streaked away with the Skybet
Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer
Festival Handicap at Catterick yesterday.
The veteran sprinter, now a nine-year-
old, is not known for his consistency but
had run his best race for some time last
time out when he chased home vaunted
stablemate Line Of Reason at York.
Everything appeared in his favour in front
of a bumper crowd for the fifth day of the
Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival,
and so it proved.
Midgley barely had a moment of worry
watching the action unfold as the race
panned out just as he expected, with Sil-
vanus taking up the running from Red Baron
and Mutafaakir just inside the final fur-
The 9-2 chance pulled impressively clear
under PJ McDonald, giving the jockey a
double, to win by a length and half from
the staying-on favourite Cruise Tothelim-
"Everything worked out perfectly for
him," said Midgley. "He had a good draw,
fast ground and got a lovely lead into the
race. I m pleased PJ has ridden a winner
for me as well.
"If he hadn t have won I d have been
very disappointed, not just for him and his
owners, but more so for the horse who beat
him (Line Of Reason) last time.
"He s going to York on Saturday for the
Skybet Dash and I can t wait. He s in brilliant
form and Paul Mulrennan will ride him."
McDonald had earlier struck on Ann
Duffield s promising newcomer Kayo Koko
(10-1), who was an impressive two-length
winner of the British Stallion Studs EBF
A bargain buy from the Doncaster breeze-
ups, the Zebedee filly continued the resur-
gent form of the yard, who endured a slow
start to the season.
Duffield said: "We bought her at the
breeze-ups and we ve liked her from day
one, we were amazed we only had to pay
£9,000 for her.
"We ve got a nice bunch of two-year-
olds this year. I can t say I thought she d
go and win by two lengths first time out
as I didn t think Catterick would suit - we
only brought her here because she was
ready for a run.
"She must be decent because she lost a
shoe coming out of the stalls. We took her
to Ripon for a gallop and she went nicely
so we had an idea what we had."
Mark Johnston s Summer Times was a
beaten 2-5 favourite in third behind Kayo
Koko and the Middleham handler suffered
another expensive reverse when Midlander
was unplaced at even-money in the Pin
Point Recruitment Nursery Handicap.
The race was won by Kevin Ryan s Kylach
Me If U Can (6-1), placed in three maidens
and running off an opening mark of 68.
Richard Fahey s Stardrifter (10-11
favourite) did oblige for favourite-backers,
however, when successful in the Download
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The Tony Hamilton-ridden eight-length
winner was bought back in for £12,000.
David Nicholls is another trainer whose
form has picked up recently and he was
celebrating again as his son, Adrian, timed
it to perfection on Cape Of Hope (11-4) in
the radioyorkshire.co.uk Your Local Sports
Station Claiming Stakes.
Last rounding the home turn, he collared
Patrona Ciana, also owned by Middleham
Park Racing, to win cosily by half a length,
with the pair seven lengths clear of the rest.
Goadby (6-1) just held off Red Cape in
the August 15th Is Ladies Evening Handicap,
while course maestro Tinseltown won for
a fourth time at the North Yorkshire circuit
in the catterickbridge.co.uk Apprentice
Training Series Handicap.
Midgley delivers Silva service
RACING ROUND UP
Queen bounces back
with Fiery Sunset
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