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Polarisation looks set to make it third
time lucky in the Maiden stakes over six
furlongs of good to firm Ayr this afternoon
and kick off what promises to be another
great week for the formidable
traqiner/jockey combination of Mark John-
ston and Joe Fanning!
Last year a fencer did a great job locally
and as further reward (he was fully paid!)
a mid-summer system was revealed to him,
back all Johnston runners in handicaps at
odds above 2/1!
If that chap has played this season he ll
surely have given up fencing long ago, Heavy
Metal obliged at 33/1 for Johnno last Sat-
urday and with Glorious Goodwood due
to start tomorrow the Middleham trainer
must be rubbing his hands in anticipation;
it s his favourite meeting!
Punters can rely on Johnston, his motto
always trying means so much to them and
he can be trusted to churn out the product
successfully year on, year out; Polarisation
This Echo Of Light colt looked moderate
over seven furlongs of Southwell fibresand
on debut but ran much better twelve days
later when third (of 12) to much-vaunted,
heavily-backed Flaming Spear over a furlong
less at York; judged on that time-handicap
effort Polarisation will be a tough nut to
crack and justifies a serious each-way bet
if all eight declarations go to post.
Make sure they do; if that s not the case
play the win because what beats Polarisation
Rest of this eight-race programme looks
too difficult and further attention is focused
on an all-weather fixture on Lingfield poly-
track where Mr Lando gets his chance in
the seven-runner aged handicap over twelve
It s 68 days since Mr Lando just failed to
land a gamble when beaten a head by Nelson
Quay on Kempton poly under (now sus-
pended!) talented apprentice Ryan Tate;
trainer Tony Carroll has booked Adam Kirby!
Mr Lando should be good enough to go
one better and justifies a punt.
Later Judicial has the look of a penalty-
kick in the five-runner Maiden 2-y-o Stakes
over five furlongs at Windsor where good
ground is forecast; any improvement from
this once-raced Roger Charlton-trained
should see him go one better but Henley is
11.45 Mr Lando
Polarisation is fancied
Taghrooda retains unbeaten record
Clive Cox is no rush to nominate the next step
for Kodi Bear after the youngster confirmed his
promise when opening his account at Ascot on
After Kodi Bear s success in the Listed Winkfield
Stakes, the Lambourn handler named the Dewhurst
Stakes as a possible long-term objective.
In the meantime, the Kodiac colt, who had fin-
ished fifth in the Coventry Stakes at the Royal
meeting, has plenty of entries, including Don-
caster s Champagne Stakes and the Royal Lodge
"He s eaten up, not a bother. He d licked his
manger by the time I got home from Salisbury
on Saturday night," Cox told Racing UK.
"With any good horse you need a sober attitude.
He eats and sleeps and has kept on growing, which
"We ve going to be patient with him. I m
delighted he s confirmed the ability we hoped he
had and we ll give him time to mature a bit more
and see how we go."
Noble denied in
Noble Mission had to settle for second place
behind Germany Derby runner-up Lucky Lion
in the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis at Munich.
Frankel s full-brother had been expected to
return to winning ways back over a mile and a
quarter following his agonising defeat in the mile-
and-a-half Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.
Though James Doyle had to use energy to get
Noble Mission across from his wide draw to take
a prominent position in the early stages, all seemed
well when he hit the front in the straight.
However, the Lady Cecil-trained five-year-old
had no answer to the challenge by Ioritz Mendizabal
on Lucky Lion, who got on top close home to take
Group One the prize.
Victory for Andreas Lowe s three-year-old paid
a mighty compliment to Prix de l Arc de Triomphe
hope Sea The Moon, who had thrashed him by
11 lengths in the Hamburg Classic.
Toormore to get career on track
Toormore will bid to get his career back on
track when he lines up for the Bet365 Lennox
Stakes on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood
The 2013 champion two-year-old has failed to
make the grade in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and
the St James s Palace Stakes after getting the
season off to a flying start with victory in the
Craven Stakes at Newmarket in April.
However, he has been pleasing connections of
late and returns to the scene of his Vintage Stakes
success 12 months ago.
His trainer Richard Hannon is also represented
by the other three-year-old in the 10-strong field,
Anjaal, and the year-older Professor.
John Gosden s Gregorian, a fine third in the
Darley July Cup, steps back up to the seven furlongs
over which he defeated Garwsood in the Criterion
Stakes at Newmarket.
Garswood, trained by Richard Fahey, won this
race 12 months ago when he had Boom And Bust
back in third.
There is an international flavour with the pres-
ence of German raider Amarillo, a three-time
Group Three winner.
The others declared for the Group Two contest
are Es Que Love, Glory Awaits and Here Comes
Oaks heroine Taghrooda retained her
unbeaten record in the Group One King
George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at
Mukhadram had taken over from the
pacesetting Leitir Mor on the turn with
favourite Telescope in his slipstream but the
filly cut them down to win the prestigious
prize going away.
Two Classic winners, Workforce and
Eswarah, had failed to follow up against their
elders in this mile and a half contest and no
three-year-old had won the race in more
than a decade but connections opted to
bypass last weekend s Irish Oaks in order to
take their chance.
Ronan Whelan set a fierce gallop and most
of the field were content to lay off the pace
he set with his stablemate, Trading Leather,
caught rather wide of the field in the early
Taghrooda settled perfectly for Hanagan
towards the rear, in company with her sta-
blemate the supplemented Eagle Top, with
their trainer John Gosden s third runner in
midfield with Magician.
The Coral-Elicpse winner Mukhadram
was the first to strike for home but Ryan
Moore almost immediately asked the
favourite to go and pick him up which he
did but he made hard work of getting past.
All the while, Taghrooda was eating into
their lead and the filly gradually found her
stride and hit top gear to sail past the pair
and claim a famous success by an impressive
The daughter of Sea The Stars is only the
second filly after Pawneese in 1976 to com-
plete the Epsom Oaks-King George double
in the same season.
Hanagan said: "It s such a buzz, something
you never think would happen. I m just so
delighted for the whole team - a great job.
"They went hard and I didn t plan to sit
that far back, but you can only go as fast
as you can and she adapted really well. If
you take a look at her she s hardly had a
race - she s so laid-back.
"It s an amazing feeling to win this race
and I ve got to thank Sheikh Hamdan for
giving me the opportunity to ride her," he
"I actually heard the roar as I headed up
the straight - I d never heard a crowd react
like that before.
"I was quite confident when we got along-
side Ryan as I know she stays well and she s
galloped all the way to the line. It s brilliant
for myself and also my family. I ve got to
thank the whole team as, without them, she
wouldn t even get here.
"This season has been amazing and that
just capped it all off. It was such a buzz and
something that you never think would hap-
pen. The reception she is getting is just out
of this world.
Gosden said: "It was a special performance
and I m very glad Sheikh Hamdan made the
"I thought it was a bold and good plan.
I thought it was a bit defensive going for
the other race (Irish Oaks) - I think Sheikh
Hamdan will place all of my horses now.
"I m absolutely thrilled and it was a great
ride. I couldn t have been more pleased with
Angus Gold, racing manager for Sheikh
Hamdan, highlighted Taghrooda s tempera-
ment as being a key attribute to her pro-
He said: "She s always shown us in her
races that she s an extra-talented filly, but
you never know until you pitch them in at
the deep end. She s blessed with that won-
derful attitude - nothing troubles her."
Sky Bet cut Taghrooda to 5/1 from 14s
for Longchamp s autumn showpiece, the
Prix de l Arc de Triomphe, a race her sire
also won and Gosden added: "It (the Arc)
would make some sense, but it s entirely up
to the owner.
"She had to show a great attitude and
she s been a lovely filly to train. She ll handle
most grounds so we ll see. Races like the
Yorkshire Oaks and then the Arc---that s
probably a nice pattern for her."
33-34--- 10.30 pm
15-36--- 6.30 pm
7, 12, 14, 15, 19
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 7
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 6
05 PARSON MAN 8
15 SICK WOMAN 2
18 WATER BOAT 5
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 6 6 2 14
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 26
21 (Mouth) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
29 (Opium Man)
35 (Big Snake)
14 Money) 1 pm
12 (King)---10.30 am
1 (Centipede) --- 1 pm
32 (Shrimp) --- 6.30 pm
13 (Crapaud) 10.30 am
Cox set to wait
with Kodi Bear
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