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Labarinto has great chance to add to Goodwood victory; TODAY'S RIDES.

IT'S been a rewarding week and after two successive trebles I'm fast closing on another century of winners, while the fear of getting a totting-up ban subsided after five days came off my list on Tuesday.

The Hannon team have been on fire and the boss is now opening up a useful advantage in the trainers' title race. It will all go down to Champions Day, but I'd say Richard will be hard to beat as we are very strong in the Middle Park and the Cheveley Park Stakes. We are half a million in front at the moment and that might stretch to pounds 750,0 by then. Sir Henry Cecil would have to win both the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the Champion Stakes, and that's no easy task.

I am indebted to Sir Michael Stoute and Khalid Abdullah who have again turned to me at Newbury today while Ryan Moore continues his recovery from injury. As a result I've got the ride on Labarinto, who must have a great chance in the Dubai Duty Free Handicap (3.05).

I'm looking forward to riding him as he looks pretty well-in. He beat Chain Lightning at Goodwood last time and that horse ran a blinding race at Doncaster to be beaten a neck by Club Oceanic.

In the Mill Reef Stakes (2.30), Gimcrack winner Caspar Netscher is going to be hard to beat. My horse, Redact ran well in the Super Sprint, where he was finishing very fast. He then went to Ripon, a track which is a law unto itself, and ran terribly. I would write that off.

Green Destiny is a horse going forward and will surely go well in the Arc Trial (2.00), in which I ride Sea Of Heartbreak for Roger Charlton.

The Hannon team have three in the 4.50 and I ride Democretes. However, my best chance for the stable is Silverware in the 5.25. He's been cut and has done well for it - he's a lot better mentally.

We run an interesting filly at Newmarket called Cresta Star (1.45). She should have come on for her last run and could give Pat Dobbs a winning start to the day. I've said before he doesn't get enough outside rides, but he is an important member of the team and fully deserves the winning run he is enjoying at the moment.

The Ayr Gold Cup (3.55) can be a nightmare of a race to predict but, if the ground is soft, keep an eye on Waffle. I rode him at Doncaster and the ground was too quick for him, but he did travel extremely well until I had to let him down.


Labarinto beats Chain Lightning at Glorious Goodwood
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 17, 2011
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