Saturday, 7 May 2011

C4 THE MORNING LINE 7.55am to 8.55am EVERY SATURDAY LINK UP TODAY WITH ASCOT, HAYDOCK PARK AND LINGFIELD PARK TO BRING US LIVE ACTION THIS DAY





C4 FOLLOW UP TO BRING US THE LIVE ACTION DIRECT THIS AFTERNOON FROM THESE THREE TRACKS, WHERE ALL YOUR HOMEWORK CAN BE PUT INTO PRACTICE.

STARRLYN partner JULIE BARNICOTT
trainer S. Dow. Kempton Park 6.4.1990. 2.45
FLORENCE NAGLE KEMPTON PARK
JULIE'S COACH TUTOR  LESTER PIGGOTT
JULIE taking part prior to leaving to live and  ride in Australia

THROUGH THE KEYHOLE THE CLUES ARE THERE, LET THE C4 TEAM HELP YOU TO ORGANISE YOUR AFTERNOON’S ACTION FROM THESE THREE RACECOURSES. GET A DECENT NOTE BOOK TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR VERY OWN HORSERACING PROGRESS. 

An interesting and entertaining program reviews, previews, key current news, updates, all relevant to this afternoons live action from these three racecourses.
ASCOT FLAT TURF GOING GOOD TO FIRM. THUNDERSTORM 6am  SHOULD NOT ALTER THE GOING TOO MUCH  
LIVE C4  Flat Turf 6 races £198k   2.20 - 5.10
2.20 John Doyle Buckhounds Stakes  (Lister Race)  (Class 1) Win: £17,032 1m4f 4 yo +
2.50 Bovis Homes Fillies' Handicap  (Class 2) Win £29,142  1m str
3.25 FEATURE RACE totesport Victoria Cup (Handicap ) (Class 2) 7f  Winner £52,963.50
WIN: HAWKEYETHENOO 5 8-10 partner GARY BARTLEY (3) handler presenter ? trainer Jim Goldie for Johnny Delta Racing  15/2

HAYDOCK PARK TURF
LIVE C4  Mixed 7 races £140k  2.00 - 5.20
2.00 toteplacepot Spring Trophy Stakes (Listed race) (Class 1) WIN: £17,031  7f
3.40 totescoop6 Swinton Handicap Hurdle 2m. (Grade 3)  (Class 1) Winner £28,505
WIN: ERADICATE 7 11-12 partner JEREMIAH McGRATH (7) handler presenter? trainer Nicky Henderson  for AD Spence. 15/2 

LINGFIELD PARK FLAT TURF
LIVE C4  £178k  2.10 - 4.55. card total races 6
2.10 totesport 0800 221 221 Chartwell Fillies' Stakes (Group 3) (Turf) (Class 1) Win: £28,385
WIN: PERFECT TRIBUTE  3 8-5 partner LUKE MORRIS handler presenter? trainer
 Clive Cox for Mildmay Racing and DH Caslon. 12/1 Home bred by Bridget and John Drew 

2.40 LINGFIELD FEATURE RACE totepool Oaks Trial Stakes (Listed race) (Turf) (Class1)
Win £22,708 1m 3f +
WIN: ZAIN AL BOLDAN 3 8-12 partner SAM HITCHCOTT handler presenter? trainer Mick Channon for Jaber Abdullah

3.10 LINGFIELD FEATURE RACE totesport.com Derby Trial Stakes (Group 3 ) Colts and Geldings) (Listed race) (Turf) (Class1) Winner £34,062 1m 3f +
WIN: DORDOGNE (IRE) 3 8-12  partner NEIL CALLAN handler presenter ? trainer Mark Johnston for Shiekh Hamdan  Bin Mohaamed Al Maktoum  10/1


TOTESCOOP6
Leg 1 Haydock Park  2.00
Leg 2 Lingfield Park  2.10
Leg 3 Lingfield Park  2.40
Leg 4 Ascot 2.50
Leg 5 Ascot 3.25
Leg 6 Haydock Park 3.40



C4 HISTORY IN THE MAKING ‘THE NEW LIVE MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TO-DAY ARE

NICK (Lord Snooty) LUCK HOST PRESENTER
Bloodhorse Illiterate
GUEST STAR DONALD McCAIN JNR LICENSED TRAINER
BLOODHORSE LITERATE. The son of Character in a Million, Ginger McCain. The most wonderful photograph front page news in the Racing Post the Sunday after this year's Grand National with Donald and Ginger together after winning this race. Fantastic.
DONALD TAKES C4 GUEST TEST IN BRILLIANT FASHION GOING TO THE TOP OF THE LEADER BOARD TO JOIN FRANKIE DETTORI.
Donald, the trainer of this year's Grand National winner BALLABRIGGS (IRE)  partner stable jockey JASON MAGUIRE.
  
Unsurprisingly Donald has worked in racing for all of his working life. Prior to this he learned his trade from his father - Aintree legend Ginger, who saddled the winner of the World's Greatest Steeplechase four times, with Red Rum (1973/4/7) and Amberleigh House (2004).
On leaving school Donald was dispatched to Newmarket where he worked for Luca Cumani for 2 1/2 years (Kahyasi, Celestial Storm, Then Again, Dallas).

Newmarket was followed by Lambourn and Donald joined the highly successful yard of Oliver Sherwood as pupil assistant and later as stable amateur (Cruising Altitude, The West Awake, Young Pokey).

Through his 'Lambourn years' Donald did not abandon Newmarket but worked for Sir Michael Stoute (Zilzal, Shaadi), Chris Wall and Sean Woods (now training in Hong Kong) during the summer months.

Donald also had about 50 successes in the saddle and in excess of 700 rides over 10 seasons.The experiences Donald gained during his time in these top yards have stood him in good stead and have been endorsed by the increasing number of winners he has had season by season, which include four Cheltenham Festival successes, an Aintree Festival success, The Scottish Champion Hurdle, The Galway Hurdle and on the flat, the winner of The Northumberland Plate. Since he began training in 2006, Donald has trained in excess of 260 winners.


Take a look at the McCAIN'S website you won't be dissapointed.
http://www.donaldmccain.co.uk/form.php 



JIM (Jimbo) McGRATH BRINGS US HIS FORM GUIDE TO THE FEATURE RACES
this afternoon. Form specialist, presenter, broadcaster. Bloodhorse illiterate
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/racing-for-change-c4-jim-mcgrath

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http://www.rp-gamma.com/news/horse-racing/c4-jim-mcgrath-jim-mcgrath-to-join

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TANYA (Tipbits) STEVENSON BRINGS US HER BETTING BULLETIN’S
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/ Up to the minute on line betting stats, market movers. Bloodhorse Illiterate.
Email Tanya: racing@channel4.com






JOHN (Mac) McCRIRICK THE PUNTERS CHAMPION
TANYA AND MAC bring us their "BIG ISSUE" this morning. Preview decimal facts could 
cause confusion if used in horseracing at present. Some historically interesting facts about
the development on the bookmaking and gambling front, how things have changed for
punters.  Mac introduces us to Jeff Banks, bookmaker. Bloodhorse Illiterate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCririck

JOHN (Greatest Jockey) FRANCOME BLOODHORSE LITERATE A lifetimes
experience to date, shared with the greatest professional horsemen and the greatest

racehorses.

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY  http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/
JOCKEY’S HEALTH STUDY.
This morning John meets up with Frankie Dettori at the Liverpool, John Moores University to show us the Jockey's  Health Study in progress.


FROM A PROFESSIONAL JOCKEY'S PERSPECTIVE tackling a jockey's health and fitness,
including any and all matters relating to key issues including weight issues effecting professional horsemen today, and how best to safeguard their wellbeing each and every day.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Francome-
http/e/B001H6GYLU/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?
ie=UTF8&keywords=john+francome+autobiography&tag=googhydr-21&index=stripbooks&hvadid=4795221559&ref=pd_sl_90p7j5pdbw
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PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

OWNER JULIE WOOD  has her facinating filly DATE WITH DESTINY taking her chance this afternoon in the 2.40 at Lingfield the Totepool Oaks Trial Stakes (Listed)

 GEORGE WASHINGTON’S only offspring brings special interest to this filly and to Aiden O’Briens Ballydoyle Team in Ireland where GEORGE WASHINGTON was trained during what turned out to be his short lifetime.  
Wondering if DATE WITH DESTINY has GORGEOUS GEORGE'S temperament?
RICHARD HUGHES partners DATE WITH DESTINY  the Racing Post's  New Saturday columnist.


http://www.turfcall.co.uk/gallery/gallery.htm
RICHARD HANNONS' STRING WANDER OFF TO WORK




RESULT: DATE WITH DESTINY partner RICHARD HUGHES  FINISHED THIRD
 SHE BATTLED ON WELL TO CLOSE FROM WELL OFF THE PACE.
THE WINNER ZAIN AL BOLDAN partner SAM HITCHCOTT WILL HAVE PLEASED HER TRAINER MICK CHANNON PUTTING IN A POLISHED SMART PERFORMANCE. 

THE RACING POST SATURDAY MAY 7th 2011

Treat yourself to the Racing Post every Saturday keep it in a safe place for future reference.
TO-DAY’S BIG TALKING POINT TOM CERR ANTICIPATES CLUES A PLENTY  IN THE NEXT WEEK. DERBY POINTERS SET TO EMERGE IN COMING DAY’S.

“AS FAR as will he won’t he sages go, FRANKEL’S participation in the Investec Derby  always seems to lean decidedly in favour of won’t-he. And sure enough FRANKEL will not be at Epsom next month.

“That leaves Britain’s premier Classic in the unusual situation of being more about who is not there than who is. 

“Chester failed to yield any hot contenders-vase winner TREASURE BEACH earned quotes of 33-1 for Epsom and yesterday’s Dee Stakes was won by GLEN’S DIAMOND, who as a gelding is ineligible.

“It’s  unlikely  today’s Totesport.com Derby Trial at Lingfield is going to yield us a star who can step out of FRANKEL’S shadow.


Only two of the seven runners hold Derby entries, and only one of them is even likely to start at Lingfield  - Eoghan O’Neill’s  WAR IS WAR is rated doubtful to start, and is at any rate, a 100/1 outsider.

“That leaves the enigmatic MARHABA MAYLOON  to trouble our Derby reflections. His solitary start came in a Bath maiden over 1m 2f  last September; his claims to Derby contentions rests mainly in his stamina-laden pedigree. At 50-1, however, there is little to suggest a head of steam building behind him.


“ However, a proper Derby contender will be trialling  tomorrow in France where VADAMAR ... as short as 10-1  for the Classic- lines up in the Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud ...


“And so we come inevitably to the Dante at York on Thursday when the top three in the Derby market will meet in a dress rehearsal for next month. If any race is likely to offer us a Derby star it is this.
 
“From  the unexposed, unknown WORLD DOMINATION – one measly maiden and a whole lot of hype to his name – to the Queen’s CARLTON HOUSE and on to the great Ballydoyle hope, SEVILLE,  all three have the potential to emerge on Friday morning as the next big thing.
 
Whether the Derby will remain clouded by FRANKEL’S shadow and the ambiguity of its protagonists should, at least, be a lot clearer by this time next week.”
 
 
CHESTER LIVE ON C4 “ONE FOR THE MONEY PRICEWISE 11-1 FANCY TOM SEGAL”
 
“ONE MORE CHANCE ST NICHOLAS ABBEY BIDS TO REDEEM HIS HUGE REPUTATION IN TODAY’S ORMOND STAKES.” WRITES DAVID CARR

AN EXCITING WIN YESTERDAY AS ST NICHOLAS ABBEY RUNS AWAY WITH THE
ORMOND  STAKES .  ST NICHOLAS ABBEY 4 9-0 (IRE) partner RYAN MOORE
Handler presenter DAVID HICKEY trainer A P O’Brien (IRE) for D Smith, Mrs J Magnier,
M Tabor. 11/8 Winning distance 9 lengths. Win Prize Money £36,900.50. 5 ran.
111./6-31 ST NICHOLAS ABBEY won the Racing Post Trophy as a two year old. Only managed to finish 6th in the 2,000 Guineas last year, off the track for 11 months. Clearly O’Brien and his Team at Ballydoyle have managed to get this beautiful colt back to his brilliant best, a great achievement, promising an exciting campaign throughout 2011.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY DANTE FESTIVAL YORK RACECOURSE WEDNESDAY 12th MAY. THURSDAY 13th MAY. FRIDAY 14th MAY 2011 
 C4 TO BRING US THE ACTION LIVE.  DON'T MISS IT.
http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/racing/fixtures/dante-festival_16 

York in May is a fantastic place to come racing, the season lies ahead and many star horses have risen to prominence on the Knavesmire over these three fantastic days.

Last season, the star turn was Sariska, the Michael Bell trained filly that took the Tattersalls Musidora on the opening day as part of a string of victories that were to include both the English and Irish Oaks.

Frankie Dettori and his subsequent first Derby winner, Authorized, provided one of the great memories of 2007 when they won the totesport Dante Stakes, held on Thursday.

The top horses from the action on Friday will often reappear in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot as the leading stayers take centre stage in the Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup; last year’s champion, Ask, went on to win the Coronation Cup at Epsom and helped Sir Michael Stoute achieve first, second and third in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

The new York season offers many racegoers a chance to meet up with friends that they might not see over the Winter. The new mown grass and freshly planted flowers around the racecourse add to the sense of new beginnings and there is a definite buzz in the air.

As well as the racing, there are some extra things happening at the Dante Festival.
On Wednesday, BOB CHAMPION is visiting us as part of his 60:60 challenge. York is day 26 of his 10,000 mile fund raising marathon.




THREE OF GEOFF LEWIS'S WORK ALONG UPSIDES SIX MILE HILL EPSOM DOWNS
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/mid/halloffame/sport/geofflewis.shtml


Also on Wednesday if you want to show your appreciation for our hard working groundstaff then be at the Winner's Enclosure for 12.50 to see them presented with the Neil Wyatt Award, the trophy given to the top team in the opinion of a panel of judges.
KEY ISSUES REGARDING THE MAINTANANCE OF ALL RACECOURSE
AND TRAINING AREA SURFACES.
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EPSOM DOWNS FIRST ALL WEATHER TRACK 1970'S  EPSOM DOWNS
RACECOURSE AND GALLOPS, MATURE TURF,
KNOWN AS  SIX MILE, HILL HAVE LONG EXISTED.
A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO STANLEY WOOTTON 1895 - 1986 



HORSERACING A UNIQUE AND REMARKABLE SPORT

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