Saturday, 27 July 2013

SACRED SUNDAY JULY 28th REVIEW OF CH4'S A DAY AT THE RACES YESTERDAY.ASCOT AND YORK

 
 
SUNDAY JULY 28th CH4 RACING REVIEW  2013
WEEK MONDAY JULY 22nd  TO SUNDAY JULY 28th


REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS


PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS



Date for your Diary
all next week CH4 Team bring us the live action from

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2013
Tuesday July 30th to Saturday August 3rd

http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/big_races.sd

Qipco British Champions Series
 


RACING POST JOIN - UP REVIEW

EQUUS ZONE

BHA PAUL BITTAR AND THE REST OF THEM INDEBTED TO THE
GLOBAL EQUUS ZONE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.
 
 
YESTERDAY'S ASCOT FEATURE  
 3.50: A KING GEORGE TO UNITE EUROPE
 
Group 1  over 1m4f  8 run (for 3 year olds and up) (Weight for age +)
 winner £603,960.50  Place money to 6th prize.  8 Run.

“A thriller indeed as the continent’s top racing nations collide in Ascot’s midsummer showpiece.

 WIN: NEW GERMAN STAR: YES, YES, YES TEAM WOHLER WELL DONE
1241-11 NOVELLIST (IRE) 4 9-7 partner JOHNNY MURTAGH (IRE) trainer A Wohler (GER) for owner breeder Dr Christoph Berglar. RP rating 128
Andreas said "I can't believe it. To win a race like that in track record time is beyond dreams. The Arc is the next main target in the autumn, he will have another race beforehand."
http://turfcall2-racingpost.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/saturday-july-27th-ch4-morning-line.html 


PRIDE OF FRANCE:  
112d12-5  CIRRUS DES AIGLES (FR)  7 9-7  partner CHRISTOPHE  SOUMILLON trainer Mme C Barande- Barbe (FR)  for Jean-Claude and Alain Dupouy. RP rating 137
Couldn't act on the ground.

 
IRISH DERBY HERO:
SECOND 9-2 TRADING LEATHER (IRE)  3 8-9 partner KEVIN MANNING (IRE) trainer
J S Bolger (IRE) for J S Bolger (IRE) RP rating 126

Jim said "That was very satisfactory. Everything went well until the last furlong and he probably could have done with a little more pace early in the race. He'll go to York  for the Juddmonte and then the Irish Champion Stakes."
 

LEADING BRITISH HOPE:
THIRD 5-1  41-221 HILLSTAR 3 8-9  partner RYAN MOORE  (GB) trainer Sir Michael Stoute (GB) for Sir Evelyn De Rothschild. RP rating 123
Nick spoke on the phone to Sir Michael live on the Morning Line, Sir Michael confirmed that HILLSIDE has been supplemented to run in the King George at cost of £75,000. Sir Michael said “HILLSIDE has to up his game this afternoon, he has to show us just how good he is.”

Sir Michael said "I'm delighted with him. I don't think we will be dropping him in class now. It was a good solid effort and he is still going the right way" .


 
 PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

David Ashforth at the Derby Awards 6.12.10

David Ashforth:
Twice voted journalist of the year

PICTURE: Dan Abraham
Racing Post Saturday July 27th 2013. p21

 
"King George?!  I need to win the ladies’ race ....
Pic: Whoever looks after this sign in Brighton deserves a round of applause.

“GEORGE?!! But there have already been six of them, and they all died. Why didn’t they call the royal baby Caligula, to encourage an interest in horses? The Roman emperor allegedly wanted to appoint Incitatus, his favourite horse, as a consul. Prince Caligula of Cambridge has a nice ring to it, as does King Caligula; as does Kong. You’ve got it all wong, wong, wong David.

 

“I expect the future King George VII will go to Eton, like his father-the school uniform is good practice for wearing top hat and tails at Royal Ascot; then to Cambridge Univercity, like his grandfather-well placed for tips to Newmarket or Huntingdon.

 

“Great British Racing, which has already sent the latest royal a splendid teddy bear wearing the Queen’s colours, will, I hope, soon be followed up with a royal rocking horse, and a royal Equicizer. Excellent.

 

“Today it is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, in due course to be the King George VII and Queen Poppy Stakes (I’m guessing). It’s not one of the best-looking King Georges, partly because of the sad absence of St Nicholas Abbey.

 

“It will be the first time since 2006 that Aidan O’Brien is unrepresented, I’m not sure he deserves to have a runner. Let’s face it, has he or has he not made a bit of a balls- up of Mars’s career? I bet if you asked him he’d say he had, because 0’Brien’s like that. Beaten when dropped in grade at Leopardstown on Thursday, I expect Mars is knackered after a demanding schedule and connections don’t seem to know what the horse’s best distance is.

 

“That’s their fault, too, because Mars has one of those funny pedigrees where you wouldn’t know whether he was likely to be a miler or a middle -distance horse, or neither. Maybe he’s one of those horses who hasn’t got a distance.

 

“Mars has been aimed at the stars but has still only won a maiden on the all-weather at Dundalk. Will he ever win again? (It’s a rhetorical question, meaning you don’t have to answer it, and mercifully, neither do I).

 

“That was a bit of a digression, because Mars isn’t running. Never mind.

 

“As well as the King George, there’s Ascot’s prestigious ladies’ race. Sadly, the days when it was a conditions race readily reduced to about three realistic contenders are long gone and now it’s another tricky handicap. When the entries emerged, I quite liked Kakapuka, but trainer Anabel Murphy did the sensible thing and won with him at Epsom on Thursday evening instead.

 

“Martin Harley gave Kakapuka a good front-running ride and, yes, I did back it, long before my mate Danny, watching it from Brighton, where there didn’t seem to be any sign of local resident John McCracken, nor of many horses, although the sea fret put in an appearance before doing the decent thing and leaving.

 

“It wasn’t much of a card but one of the great things about racing is there’s almost always something of interest. For instance, Chinese Jade won the maiden to give Sir Mark Prescott his seventh winner from his previous nine runners,  and racegoers were able to see Godolphin’s new apprentice Ahmad Al Subousi, who looked competent on the runner-up Anglophile.

 

“Then the similarly unfamiliar Renato Souza, riding See And Be Seen, pleased himself but displeased me by just getting the better of Uganda Glory in a race unlikely to prove a rich source of future winners. After that, Darren Egan showed what confidence can do for a jockey when completing his treble on Marju’s Quest, cheered on by, among others, Danny and myself. After that, we went to that nice Italian restaurant on Preston Street and after that we went home.

 

“I should mention that the illuminated sign for Brighton Pier, which reads ‘Brighton Pier’, is remarkable in having all it’s bulbs intact, which reflects well on whoever is responsible for looking after them. Well done.

 

“It might also interest you to know that the roundabout immediately in front of the Pier is reputed to be the busiest in Europe. There are also more shops selling sticks of rock than in, well, most places.

 

“But I digress. You will want to know what is going to win the ladies race. If you focus on Graphic, Seattle Drive, Sea The Storm and Mambo Spirit, all with what are known as “solid form credentials” and all ridden by competent jockey’s, you will on the way to victory. Unfortunately bookmakers are likely to focus on exactly the same four horses. Even so, given that it’s a 16-runner handicap, there should be some each-way value somewhere in that bunch. The quartet will, of course, supply the first three home, raising tricast  possibilities.

“You know, this game really is terribly easy.” Is it?  What part of it?



J Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment

Glorious Goodwood 2013  Day One Tuesday July 30th

Preview of C4 live races this afternoon:

1.55. For 4yo+ over 1m2f . 18 runners. winner £31,125
2.30. For 2yo over 5f. 9 runners. winner £28,355
 






3.05. For 3yo + over 7f. 12 runners. winner £85,065
3.40. For 3yo+ over 1m6f. runners 14. winner £46,687.50
 
Taking a closer look:
At the 2.30 for 2yo's over 5f. 9 runners. winner £28,355
 
Weights: colts and geldings 9st. fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb. of a Group 1 or 2 race 5lb. Prize money down to 6th place.
 
Racing Post Rating Highest: 119
Second: 1135 ANTICIPATED (IRE) 2 9-0 partner RICHARD HUGHES handler? trainer R. Hannon
 
Racing Post Rating Lowest: 101
Winner: 210 BROWN SUGAR (IRE) 2 9-0 partner PAT DOBBS handler?
trainer R. Hannon
 
TEAM RICHARD FAHEY
132 SUPPLICANT 2 9-0 partner RYAN MOORE handler? owner breeder
Cheveley Park Stud. Racing Post Rated 113
 
TEAM RICHARD HANNON
1135 ANTICIPATED (IRE) 2 9-0 partner RICHARD HUGHES handler?
Racing Post Rated 119
 
TEAM ED WALKER
15 REROUTE (IRE) 2 8-11 partner WILLIAM BUICK handler?
Racing Post Rated 111


 
 
 
 
Wednesday July 31st 2013 Day 2 Glorious Goodwood
 
AS PUBLISHED IN THE RACING POST ON TUESDAY JULY 30th 2013
TODAY’S BIG TALKING POINT
Rodney Masters on the  huge impact of the draw at Goodwood
“AT AROUND 10.30am most mornings this week it will not be difficult to sense tension in the office at stables with Goodwood runners
 
“Picture the scene. Trainer nervously has head clasped in hands. Secretary asked to check BHA website to learn of draw position for fancied runner on the round course. A double-digit stall number! Weeks of planning blown asunder. Trainer goes into sulk and picks up phone to inform owner of negative news. Secretary keeps head down for rest of day.
 
“The draw is traditionally as much of a talking point at Glorious Goodwood as the phenomenal view stretching to the Isle of Wight, as the strength of the Pimm’s and silliness of some of those parading Panama hats mothballed for 51 weeks of the year.
 
“More than ever on this opening day, the draw is likely to prove a major factor with round-course field sizes of 20, 14 and 12. Imagine the angst of Michael Attwater, whose Bronze Prince is 20 of 20 in the 4.50 today, and Alan Bailey, whose Strictly Silver is 18 of 18 in the opener. They’d have had a better chance from Bognor seafront.
 
“To quote Baldrick, to win from such positions will require a ride as cunning as a fox what used to be Professor of Cunning at Oxford University but has moved on and is now working for the UN at the High Commission of International Cunning Planning.
 
“Particularly over 7 furlongs and a mile, as Richard Hughes explained so expertly in his Racing Post Saturday column. Rather than ask a wide-draw mount “to climb the hill for longer, and also run further”,  the champion jockey says his tactic is to drop into the pack and take pot luck on getting a run when it matters .
 
“Evidence conclusively supports his stratergy. Apart from Frankie Dettori (57 wins) ,  no present day jockey has been more successful at this five-day fixture than Hughes (42). He has been leading rider at the meeting for the past three seasons and holds the record of nine winners, set in 2010.
 
“Rain is forcast for today, which may mask the Isle of Weight, dilute the Pimm’s and turn that Panama soggy. More importantly, too much of it and Aljamaaheer, favourite for today’s feature, the Group 2 bet365 Lennox Stakes, may defect. His trainer Roger Varian warned yesterday that a deterioration  to good to sofy would raise a doubt.
 
“WHEN ground conditions are riding soft, jockey’s tend to migrate to the stands’ side rail when straightening for home off the round course, in the belief the turf is quicker – and that manoeuvre, of course, partially negates the disadvantage of a high draw.
 
“However, nobody knows the Goodwood terrain better than Seamus Buckley, the  respected clerk of the course who has been preparing this surface for almost 20 years and he, generally, dismisses the theory.
 
“I believe that’s a legacy from the old days when support vehicles were driven to and from the start against the stands’ side rail,” he argues.
 
“That compacted the turf and there was an advantage, but that’s no longer used by vehicles and we’ve eased any remaining compaction.
 
“I suppose if the ground became very soft later in the week, and the far side became poached, there may be a minor advantage, but it would be no more than minimal and a jockey leading to there off the round course would be in danger of getting isolated.”
 
“Although showers are forecast for most days, Thursday is being tipped up as a perfect summer day. That may be the easiest prediction of the week. It is looking tough for punters with big-sized fields at both Goodwood and Galway.
 
“Two fabulous meetings separated by 500 miles – and in many respects a million miles apart – but with one common strand. Finding winners is going to be more difficult than ever. Over to you, Tom Segal. "
 

Thursday August 1st  2013 Day 3 Glorious Goodwood
 
CH4 GLORIOUS GOODWOOD CHARITY RACE 







1.45 Magnolia Cup (sponsored by Audi) 6f 

Outside the rules of racing, most off-course bookmakers will NOT accept bets.
THE TOTE will be operating win, place and Exacta pools ON COURSE ONLY.

Are we to asume that this is a ladies race?
It would be better if it included gentleman as well, then perhaps BHA Paul Bittar, BHA Jamie Stier and BHA Veterinary Tim Morris could demonstrate their October 2011 New BHA Whip Rules in practice, in action.
 
Silks designers, Vivienne Westwood, Frost French, Project D, Mulberry, Katie Grand, Bella Freud, Jasmine Guinness I neon, Jasmine Guinness I Love and Beulah.
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT  THE TRAINERS RUNNERS AND RIDERS TAKING PART IN THIS RACE

BHA licensed trainers:
Richard Fahey, Scott Dixon, Gary Moore, Jamie Osborne, Tom Dascombe, Lawney Hill, Laura Mongan, Richard Hannon and Natalie Lloyd-Beavis

Runners and riders:
1. IRONSPINE partner TRICIA SIMONON (trainer Richard Fahey)
2. 3rd:  ALWAYS DELIVERING partner DIDO HARDING (trainer Scott Dixon)
3. CLIC SARGENT partner CH4 GINA BRYCE (trainer Gary Moore)
4. RISKY RUNNER partner MAGGIE BUGGIE (trainer Jamie Osborne)
5. Win: BELLEVUE BEAUTY partner PHILLIPA HOLLAND (trainer Tom Dascombe)
6. HARRODS HIGHROLLER partner LUCY HENMAN (trainer Lawney Hill)
7. RIDGEWAY ROCKET partner KRISSI MURISON (trainer Laura Mongan)
8. 2nd: HIREANDHIRE partner FRANCESCA CUMANI (trainer Richard Hannon)
9. SKYLINE partner ALYEXIS  GREEN  (BBC I rider) (trainer Natalie Lloyd-Beavis)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dtpFXMyRYk&list=UUd-CMsh0efqR_oipv_jl7Bw#at=138  
Alexis Green@AlexisGreenTV1h
Nice to have had a mention in the Typo on name! Thank you for all of your good luck messages!! :-)
 



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