Racing Live - Yarmouth 9th June 2010

08:09 It has been a dry night and the official going is Good.

The eight race card gets underway at 14:10 and there is currently one non-runner.

Our suggestions are:-

Volcanic Dust
Cruise Control
Resplendent Nova
Eye For The Girls
Street Power
Brave Decision
Sharp Eclipse
Drum Major

12:56 Good afternoon from an overcast Great Yarmouth, a reasonable crowd so far for the opening day of this two day meeting.

Still just the one non-runner so far.

13:07 Ignore my last comment, I was looking at tomorrow – there are in fact four non-runners, details on the right.

14:03 A marathon eight race card and , unusually, Yarmouth is a Tommo free zone today. GG is calling and Tim Peters presenting.

Our opening race is the Free Racing With Wednesdays Maiden Auction Stake, a five furlong contest for 2-year-olds, which sees nine going to post.

Joe Junior –getting a little warm

The Best Mode – very small horse, pulling slightly in parade ring

Hawk Moth – debutant, having a good look round but taking the preliminaries well.

Blade Pirate – slightly on his toes, getting warm and biting his bit

Leiba Leiba – reasonably relaxed, looks OK

Volcanic Dust – paddock pick, looks good

Dotty Darroch – whinnying and very much on her toes

Key To The Motion – is pilling slightly, looks OK

Sabratha – a Barney Curley debutant. In parade ring early, getting very worked up and whinnying. Getting warm.

14:21 He took a little bit of stirring up but once he got going the opening contest was a stroll in the park for the odds-on favourite Leiba Leiba coming home a comfortable four lengths clear, winning as he pleased.

Joe Junior was much better away than the jolly and he set the pace, with The Best Mode and Key To The Motion well to the fore.

It wasn’t until the two marker that the favourite sprung into action, looking to be something of a handful before then.

A furlong out Leiba Leiba swept to the front making Joe Junior look one paced.

Joe Junior held on to take second spot, with The Best Mode third.

Volcanic Dust was running on well to take fourth.

However for a five furlong dash the field were very well spread out.

14:31 15 line up for race two the Pleasurewood Hills Maiden Handicap over the straight mile.

Summers Target was getting a little warm, King’s Sabre was on his toes and went to post early.

14:56 A really strange race where even the betting was strange with favouritism changing hands several times.

If the betting was messy the race itself was little better, with the lead changing hands several times and three out virtually every runner still had a chance if good enough.

Duke Of Normandy looked to lead for most of the race but never had a big lead. Princess Aliuska, Enmoor and Macanta were also to the fore.

It was Macanta who ran on two out, pursued by Rascal In The Mix. At the same time Cruise Control, the original favourite but drifting in the market, and King’s Sabre began to run on, with mixed fortunes.

Cruise Control misfired and failed to hit the target, unable to take advantage.

King’s Sabre, however, rattled on and hit the front, soon pulling clear to record a 2½ length victory.

It was desperately close for second with judge Brian Goodwill giving a short head verdict to Macanta, who just held off Rascal In The Mix.

Exopuntia ran on well to come home fourth, with Summers Target fifth and Cruise Control sixth.

15:04 Race three is division one of the Great Yarmouth Ladies Night Handicap a 7f contest with ten runners.

There is a very strong racecourse whisper for Major Eradicator in this contest.

15:24 One of the biggest dangers for a commentator is getting too excited, too soon as it leaves him nowhere to go should there be an exciting finish.

It is the same when reporting, if you say too early on a race is really dire what do you do when a later race is even worse.

I have this problem now. If the last race was bad then I am lost for words as to how to describe this one.

There was a big word for Major Eradicator on course and he had been backed all morning. Shame nobody told the horse and jockey. He missed the break, was always behind and ran absolutely no sort of race – one seriously worries if we have all been “put away” so the horse can get an even lower handicap mark.

Faithful Duchess attracted some very strong support in the market, yet was another to do absolutely nothing.

Slowly away, she made some progress late on but came a never closer fifth beaten 9¼ lengths.

Another attracting support and eventually going off favourite was bottom weight Miss Kitty Grey, a runner up here last week. Off a 4lb lower mark today she ran on well to record a two length victory.

Bold Diktator came home in second spot, with Many welcomes back in third.     

15:31 Race four is division two of the 7f handicap, again with 10 going to post.

Baby Judge carries 3lbs overweight.

Collect Art and Via Aurelia are both on their toes.

15:50 Miss Kitty Grey was second here last week before winning division one of the handicap.

She was beaten last week by Collect Art, who went on to take division two.

We actually had a good battle to the line with the two market leaders Collect Art and Via Aurelia eyeballed one another throughout the final furlong before Collect Art went a head clear in the dying strides.

They were well clear of their rivals, which will annoy the handicapper, with the main bunch headed by the running-on Eye For The Girls.

Clerical and Loyal Knight came home fourth and fifth, whilst early pace setter, Baby Judge came home sixth.

16:04 Race five is the Well Balanced Ledger At Handicap over six furlongs, with eight runners.

Angus Newz is very relaxed, whilst Fantasy Gladiator is very much on his toes.

Hatta Stream is getting a little bit warm.

16:24 Another odds-on favourite coming home in good style. This time Deacon Blue, whon was settled in rear early doors before making progress two out. Once in front he pulled clear to record a 2½ length victory.

Street Power was well backed from 9/2 into 11/4 and he tracked the favourite throughout, the trouble is he was unable to run on as well as the jolly.

Indeed he ended up being done for second spot by Angus Newz, normally a front runner but unable to dictate this afternoon.

The pace was set by Bel Cantor, leader until the race developed two out, eventually coming home fifth.

Fantasy Gladiator, on his toes in the paddock and reluctant at the start filled fourth spot.

16:32 The sea fret is starting to come in as we go to our first contest on the round course, the 1m 1f Bennetts The Electrical Experts Apprentice Selling Stakes, with nine facing the starter.

Brave Decision is slightly on his toes.

16:53 With the sea fret closing in most of the race could not be seen from the stands.

As they disappeared into the mist the favourite Brave Decision and Mnarani were heading the field and they still led as they turned for the home straight.

It was than that William Carson made a brave decision on Brave Decision, tacking across to the stands rail, whilst his rivals remained in the centre of the course.

As they came back into view three out it was difficult to judge whether Brave Decision or Fasette held the advantage.

Approaching the furlong marker it was clear Fasette in the centre had a clear advantage and Carson’s gamble had not paid off.

came home five clear.

Brave Decision just held on against the stands rail with Sultan’s Choice taking third spot.  

17:03 Race seven is the 6f Great Yarmouth Mercury Handicap, with 15 facing the starter.

Miss Polly Plum was pulling in the parade ring.

17:23 The first half of the race was run in the fret but Jamie Spencer on the favourite Sharp Eclipse managed to get a flyer and plumb position.

As they emerged from the mist at the half way point Sharp Eclipse still had the advantage, with Speedyfix, Let’s Move It and Watch Chain all to the fore.

Two out both Decency and, more impressively Bonnie Brae began to run on, the latter like a bat out of hell.

Bonnie Brae
soon swept to the front to take an unassailable lead, coming home 4½ lengths clear of her rivals.  

Sharp Eclipse help on for second spot, with Decency taking third.

17:33 And finally we reach the 8th race and our longest of the afternoon, the 1m 2f Football In The Community Handicap which sees nine going to post, with two non-runners.

Croeso Susan was getting a little on edge in the parade ring and will be going to post early.

17:58 Fun and games at the start as Pedasus planted himself behind the stalls and steadfastly refused to budge.

Of those who did run Guga was smartly out of the stalls under Seb Sanders and was never headed, giving Sanders a 27.6/1 treble on the day.

The nearest challenger was Blackstone Vegas who got to within 1½ lengths of the winner without looking a serious threat at any point.

Libre made progress to come home third.

Fathey was with the early pace but came under pressure three out, eventually beating only one home.

Croeso Cusan made eye catching progress four out but by three out was under strong driving, coming home 5th.

18:03 Well that’s it from what, even by Yarmouth standards, was a dire afternoons racing. Still a decent crowd seemed to enjoy themselves, even though the sea fret did its best to spoil a couple of races.

They race here again tomorrow with a seven race card, which gets under way at 14:10.

Our next coverage will be on Saturday until then good afternoon.

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The time in brackets is the time the horse was officially declared a non-runner.

SC - Self Certificate
VC - Vet's Certificate


6 Rock Of Behistun (lame - SC 08:45)

2 Reddy To Star (not eaten up - SC 08:08)

4 Drum Major (stiff - SC 07:04)
6 Bere Davis (lame - SC 08:18)


14:10 Maiden Stakes 5f 43yds

1st 5 Leiba Leiba 4/11 F
2nd 1 Joe Junior 33/1
3rd 3 Hawk Moth 18/1
Tote Win £1.30
Places £1.02, £7.70, £4.30,
Exacta £15.70
CSF £24.86
Distances 4l, 2 1/4l
9 ran
Time 1' 03.43" (slow 2.43")

14:40 Handicap 1m 3yds

1st 8 King's Sabre 11/2
2nd 2 Macanta 5/1 F
3rd 9 Rascal In The Mix 18/1
Tote Win £8.40
Places £3.10, £2.90, £4.60,
Exacta £23.40
CSF £31.05
Tricast £480.91
Distances 2 1/2l, sh
15 ran
Time 1' 41.00 (slow 3.6")


15:10 Handicap (Div 1) 7f 3yds

1st 10 Miss Kitty Grey 9/4 F
2nd 2 Bold Diktator 25/1
3rd 3 Many Welcomes 11/1
Tote Win £4.10
Places £1.60, £5.50, £3.50,
Exacta £92.60
CSF £65.30
Tricast £534.58
Distances  2l, 3l
10 ran
Time 1' 27.56" (slow 3.56")


15:40 Handicap (Div 2) 7f 3yds

1st 6 Collect Art 7-/4 F
2nd 9 Via Aurelia 3/1
3rd 3 Eye For The Girls 16/1
Tote Win £2.30
Places £1.10, £2.00, £3.10,
Exacta £6.90
CSF £6.22
Tricast £56.81
Distances head, 9l 
10 ran
Time 1' 28.90" (slow 4.9")


16:10 Handicap 6f 3yd

1st 6 Deacon Blues 5/6 F
2nd 2 Angus Newz 12/1
3rd 1 Street Power 11/4
Tote Win £2.00
Places £1.10, £1.10, £1.30,
Exacta £8.00
CSF £12.07
Tricast £20.77
Distances 3 1/2l, 1/2l
8 ran


16:40 Selling Stakes 1m 1f

1st 8 Fasette 7/1
2nd 2 Brave Decision 9/4 F
3rd 1 Sultan's Choice 9/2
Tote Win £9.00
Places £3.10, £2.10, £1.10,
Exacta £26.40
CSF £21.28
Distances  5l, 1l
9 ran
Non runners 6
Time 1' 57.43" (slow 6.43")

17:10 Handicap 6f 3yd

1st 4 Bonnie Brae 5/1
2nd 1 Sharp Eclipse 11/8 F
3rd 5 Decency 7/1
Tote Win £5.80
Places £1.70, £1.10, £2.20,
Exacta £14.30
C £11.06
Tricast £50.63
Distances  4 1/2l, 1/2l
15 ran
Non runners 2
Time 1' 13.65" (slow 2.15")


17:40 Handicap 1m 2f 21yd

1st 5 Guga 5/2 F
2nd 8 Blackstone Vegas 5/1
3rd 10 Libre 6/1
Tote Win £3.10
Places £1.10, £1.90, £1.30,
Exacta £15.40
CSF £13.26
Tricast £55.96
Distances  1 1/2l, 4l
8 ran
Non runners 4, 6
1 Pedasus withdrawn - R4 5p 
Time 2' 09.60" (slow 4.1")


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