Wednesday, 30 May 2012

RACING POST THURSDAY MAY 31st 2012. THE INVESTIC OAKS AND DERBY MEETING 2012 STARTS AT EPSOM TOMORROW DON'T MISS IT.


REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS

PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd 


PREVIEW EPSOM OAKS CARD FOR TOMORROW
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/home.sd?r_date=2012-06-01



IN THE POST TODAY

"DREAMING OF CLASSIC GLORY
Alastair Down meets up with Madeleine Lloyd - Webber at home, owner of Oaks favourite THE FUGUE

"IT'S A SCORCHER There's a midweek treat at Sandown tonight when  the Queen's colt CARLTON HOUSE tops the bill.

SANDOWN PARK Turf Flat
7.55 Betfair Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) for 4yo's+ over 1m2f
Winner £31,190.50
WIN:


What value bets has PRICEWISE managed to find for the next few days?
HOW TO READ THE CARD page 30 KEY TO THE CARD
HOW TO READ Postdate page 30
HOW TO READ THE FORM page 46

FRANKIE DETTORI "I've been a good soldier for 18 years, I'm not ready to quit yet, I'll ride for another five years." .
Riding at the very top of his profession, Frankie has achieved true professional bloodhorse literacy at the highest level on the world's horseracing stage in his own right. He has put up with all the bloodhorse illiterate abuse burdened upon him. eg Partnering THREAT a two year old colt having his debut run at Goodwood for John Gosden. Finding himself and THREAT in a life threatening situation in a faulty starting stall. They could both have been killed. Frankie was blamed by the bloodhorse illiterate regulators for the faulty starting stall and fined £400.00. A dangerous unjust punishment if ever there was one. Defies all belief. How on earth have these regulators been allowed to got away with stuff like this, for such a long time?



Taking a closer look at The Derby
to be run at 4.00 on Saturday June 2nd

THE FIELD  gets smaller and smaller as each day goes by. With CAMELOT, BONFIRE and THOUGHT WORTHY of particular interest.


 The interest in  THOUGHT WORTHY  is highlighted by his win at Newmarket on May 19th when he only just managed to hold on from NOBLE MISSION (full brother to Frankel) in a very close finish, partner William Buick has this to say about THOUGHT WORTHY'S chances in the Derby on Saturday.


 "It will all be very new to him, but it will be the same for the others, and I'm confident he'll run a good race. It's all about CAMELOT and BONFIRE but he deserves his chance and it's the Derby so anything can happen. He's still relatively inexperienced and he's never run at a mile and a half. The extra distance will benefit him, but the track is a worry with an inexperienced horse. He's got a similar profile to his brother LUCARNO, who was only just beaten for fourth and went on to win the St Leger." 


MINDING THE HORSES


 EPSOM THE INVESTIC OAKS and DERBY MEETING AN ENVIRONMENT
 LIKE NO OTHER


The Oaks will be run at 4.05pm  on Friday June 1st
The Derby will be run at 4.00pm on Saturday June 2nd 2012


THE KINGSCLERE CONNECTION

TEAM ANDREW BALDING
The back up support behind each runner in this case BONFIRE, his best mate handler rider
 Leanne Masterson,  (a professional bloodhorse literate handler rider both in and out of the saddle, both in theory and in practice in her own right)  LEANNE describes the buzz:
" I''ve ridden BONFIRE since he came in as a yearling and we've been together ever since. I've come off him a few times when he has whipped around quick. He is only a little horse, he is highly intelligent with a playful nature.  I will be at Epsom on Saturday to help saddle him. It is simply amazing to be associated with a Derby runner."

Andrew's  minding team who will be travelling to Epsom with BONFIRE,  firstly  the horse ISPHAHAN, BONFIRE'S regular work companion, Leanne and Michael Cheshire. The travelling racing hamper will be packed with all the gear that BONFIRE will need whilst he is away.



THOUGHT WORTHY'S LAST RUN
NEWMARKET FLAT TURF SATURDAY MAY 19th 2012
2.15. poptelecom.co.uk Fairway Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) for 3yo over 1m2f winner £18,714.30
WIN: THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) 3-9-0 partner WILLIAM BUICK handler presenter? trainer John Gosden for George Strawbridge 15-8jf  from NOBLE MISSION 3 9-5 partner EDDIE AHERN minder handler presenter? trainer Sir Henry Cecil for K Abdulla 15-8f. Distance nk.
Trainer of THOUGHT WORTHY John Gosden "He is crying out for 1m4f, Whether he goes for the Derby is up to the owner." (George Strawbridge)



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