4.05 Southwell SP forecast 6-4 Veteran 11-year-old who has recorded all ten of his career wins at this track and that includes his first victory at a mile over course and distance last week.
TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS AINTREE: 6.00 Little George, 6.30 Star Shot, 7.05 Divers, 7.35 Pilca, 8.10 Caraman, 8.40 Ship's Hill CHESTER: 1.45 Mister Hardy, 2.15 Libel Law (nap), 2.45 Enroller, 3.15 Doctor Parkes, 4.00 Massilah, 4.35 Empowered HAMILTON: 6.10 Rock Of Love, 6.45 Dunes Queen, 7.15 Kochanski, 7.50 Wind Shuffle, 8.20 Apache Ridge, 8.50 Imperial Sword LINGFIELD: 1.35 Driven, 2.10 Formidable Guest, 2.40 Diamond Affair, 3.10 Even Bolder, 3.45 Arrivederla, 4.20 Mackten, 4.55 Saturn Way NOTTINGHAM: 2.00 Bridge Note, 2.30 Habaayib, 3.00 Favours Brave, 3.35 Say No Now, 4.10 Barynya, 4.45 Miss Pelling, 5.20 Gower RIPON: 5.50 Ingleby Spirit, 6.20 Dark Oasis, 6.55 Indian Trail, 7.25 Shaloo Diamond, 8.00 Lucky Dancer, 8.30 Alpha Tauri
NAOMI MATTHEW: 5.50 Ingleby Spirit, 6.20 Dark Oasis, 6.55 Indian Trail, 7.25 Shaloo Diamond, 8.00 Lucky Dancer, 8.30 Alpha Tauri
The Moon will cover 0.8-magnitude Alpha Tauri
on the following UT dates: January 27th (when the Moon is waxing gibbous, 77 percent sunlit), March 22nd (in daytime with the Moon a waxing crescent 31 percent sunlit), April 19th (12 percent sunlit waxing crescent), May 8th (4 percent waxing crescent, low and difficult in the daytime), July 10th (11 percent waning crescent), August 6th (26 percent waning crescent, daytime), and September 30th (71 percent waning gibbous).
Slowly into stride and driven along early, she made relentless headway in the straight to lead inside the final half-furlong and win going away, quickly putting a length and a quarter between herself and runner-up Alpha Tauri
The Moon will cover 1.1-magnitude Alpha Tauri
on nine dates: January 19th (when the Moon is waxing gibbous), February 15th (a little past first quarter), March 14th in the daytime (just before first quarter), April 11th (a waxing, 17 percent sunlit crescent and likely the best naked-eye occultation of 1997), May 8th (extremely thin crescent close to the Sun, low in daylight), July 29th (waning crescent, during day in the eastern U.S.
Longshot Ed Quigley Alpha Tauri
(4.30 Southwell) Has been crying out for a return to this 7f trip and is on a competitive mark running at a venue that suits.
The shadow of 0.8-magnitude Alpha Tauri
, the brightest star that can ever be occulted by the Moon, returns to Earth on August 8th after a 14-year absence.
Longshot Ed Quigley Alpha Tauri
(3.25 Southwell) All seven wins at this track and is beginning to look well handicapped.
Last year's winner Sleepy Blue Ocean attempts to repeat the victory off a 2lb higher mark following his defeat of today's rival Alpha Tauri
over course and distance last month.
vvChosen One and Alpha Tauri
were the front two in the market in the 6f handicap at Ayr, but the pair effectively cut each other's throats by engaging in a fierce battle for the leand filled the last two places.
Adam Kirby, rider of Bishopbriggs, alsohadtosettlefortherunner-upspot on Alpha Tauri
, caught in the dying stridesofthe1mhandicapbyThe Lock Master, themountofSilvestredeSousa.
was well placed just off the leaders in the early stages and appeared to have the favourite in trouble when sent to the front over 3f out, trading at a low of 2 in running.