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Tuesday, November 28, 2006



KAUTO SET TO STAR AT SANDOWN




With Kauto Star now set to line up in Saturday's William Hill Tingle Creek, the sponsors make Paul Nicholl's star the 4-7 favourite for the feature race.

Hills Director of Racing David Hood said, "As sponsors, it's terrific to see Kauto Star back to defend his Tingle Creek crown and its a real sporting gesture by the connections to deviate from their plans - so often these super stars are wrapped up in cotton wool but now punters and race goers will get to see the champion in action again this Saturday. It is going to make a very interesting contest with the champion two miler against the young pretender in Arkle winner Voy Por Ustedes."

William Hill Tingle Creek: 4-7 Kauto Star, 7-2 Voy Por Ustedes, 7-1 Foreman, 11-1 Central House, Fota Island, 16-1 Armaturk, Ashleybrook, 25-1 Cerium, Dempsey, Mister McGoldrick (doubtful), 33-1 Oneway, 100-1 Hoo La Baloo, Full House, 200-1 Coat of Honour

William Hill Tingle Creek (without Kauto Star): 9-4 Voy Por Ustedes, 4-1 Foreman, 6-1 Central House, Fota Island, 10-1 Armaturk, Ashley Brook, Dempsey, 14-1 Cerium, Mister McGoldrick (doubtful), 20-1 Oneway, 40-1 Full House, Hoo La Baloo, 66-1 Coat Of Honour

Halcon favourite for Welsh National

Alan King's French import, Halcon Genelardais has been installed as William Hill's 7-1 favourite for this season's Coral Welsh National. The talented novice from last season was an impressive winner last time out at Haydock, when the six-year-old got up late to beat Irish Wolf in the Betfair Handicap hurdle.

Coral Welsh National: 7-1 Halcon Genelardais, 10-1 Juveigneur, Neptune Collonges, 12-1 Bob Bob Bobbin, L'Aventure, State Of Play, 14-1 Distant Thunder, Kinburn, Ladalko, One Knight, 16-1 Innox, Lou Du Moulin Mas, Mon Mome, Montgermont, My Will, Omni Cosmo Touch, Preacher Boy, Sir Rembrandt, Southern Vic, 20-1 All In The Stars, Clan Royal, Cornish Rebel, Gallant Approach, GVA Ireland, Hautclan, Idle Talk, Iris's Gift, Jack High, Lacdoudal, Longshanks, Tanterani, Turpin Green, 25-1 BAR (Others Upon Application)

Steamers:
William Hill Handicap Hurdle: Overstrand 14-1 (from 16)
William Hill's Latest Ante-Post:

Saturday 2nd December

William Hill Tingle Creek: 4-7 Kauto Star, 7-2 Voy Por Ustedes, 7-1 Foreman, 11-1 Central House, Fota Island, 16-1 Armaturk, Ashleybrook, 25-1 Cerium, Dempsey, Mister McGoldrick (doubtful), 33-1 Oneway, 100-1 Hoo La Baloo, Full House, 200-1 Coat of Honour

William Hill Tingle Creek (without Kauto Star): 9-4 Voy Por Ustedes, 4-1 Foreman, 6-1 Central House, Fota Island, 10-1 Armaturk, Ashley Brook, Dempsey, 14-1 Cerium, Mister McGoldrick (doubtful), 20-1 Oneway, 40-1 Full House, Hoo La Baloo, 66-1 Coat Of Honour

William Hill Handicap Hurdle: 8-1 Sea The Light, Self Respect, Verasi, 9-1 Fenix, 11-1 Royals Darling, 12-1 Afrad, Caracciola, Dusky Lord, Greenhope, 14-1 Guru, Miss Academy, Nation State, Overstrand (from 16), Star Shot, 16-1 Chief Yeoman, Heathcote, Masafi, Nathos, 20-1 Ellway Prospect, Mahogany Blaze, 25-1 Croix de Guerre, Elegant Clutter, Etoile Russe, Rosecliff, Sabreflight, Whispered Promises, 33-1 Astronomic, Mohawk Star

Tuesday 26th December:

Stan James King George: 10-11 Kauto Star, 3-1 Monets Garden, 13-2 Racing Demon, 10-1 Impek, 11-1 State Of Play, 14-1 Celestial Gold, Mid Dancer, 16-1 Aran Concerto, L'Ami, In Compliance, 20-1 Hi Cloy, Monkerhostin, 25-1 Ashley Brook, Neptune Collonges, Our Ben, Thisthatandtother, 33-1 Commercial Flyer, Exotic Dancer, Fota Island, Lacdoudal, Montgermont, Yes Sir, 40-1 Ollie Magern, Taranis, 66-1 Cornish Sett, Fundamentalist, Kelami, Mister Mcgoldrick, 100-1 Knowhere, Presenting Express, See You Sometime, 150-1 Ballycassidy, Puntal (Others Upon Application)

Wednesday 27th December:
Coral Welsh National: 7-1 Halcon Genelardais, 10-1 Juveigneur, Neptune Collonges, 12-1 Bob Bob Bobbin, L'Aventure, State Of Play, 14-1 Distant Thunder, Kinburn, Ladalko, One Knight, 16-1 Innox, Lou Du Moulin Mas, Mon Mome, Montgermont, My Will, Omni Cosmo Touch, Preacher Boy, Sir Rembrandt, Southern Vic, 20-1 All In The Stars, Clan Royal, Cornish Rebel, Gallant Approach, GVA Ireland, Hautclan, Idle Talk, Iris's Gift, Jack High, Lacdoudal, Longshanks, Tanterani, Turpin Green, 25-1 BAR (Others Upon Application)

Tuesday 13th March:

AIB Supreme Novices Hurdle: 6-1 Kicks For Free, 9-1 Clopf, 14-1 Ouninpohja, Tipperary All Star, 16-1 Catch Me, Cuan Na Grai, Equus Maximus, Khyber Kim, Pepperoni Pete, 20-1 Le Toscan, Roll Along, Tyson, 25-1 Crocodile Dundee, Glencove Marina, Hide The Evidence, Pressgang, Signatory, 33-1 Astarador, Buster Hyvonen, Kalderon, Moon Over Miami, Ornais, Self Respect, Tango Jim, Willie Pep, Wyldello, 40-1 Blythe Knight, 50-1 Blea,k House (Others Upon Application)

Irish Independent Arkle: 7-1 My Way De Solzen, 9-1 Fair Along, 10-1 Lennon, 12-1 Glenfinn Captain, 16-1 Acambo, 20-1 Briareus, Killaghy Castle, Natal, 25-1 Blueberry Boy, Esprit Saint, Gemini Lucy, O'Muircheartaigh, Tial Fury, 33-1 All Star, Conna Castle, Good Spirit, Howle Hill, Nous Voila, Opera Du Coeur, Power Elite, Rasharrow, Skys The Limit, Stoway, Wanango, 50-1 Penzance, (Others Upon Application)

Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle: 7-2 Detroit City, 11-2 Straw Bear, 6-1 Brave Inca, Iktitaf, 9-1 Macs Joy, 10-1 Asian Maze, 14-1 Desert Quest, Feathard Lady, Harchibald, Hardy Eustace, 20-1 Noble Request, 33-1 Arcalis, 50-1 Cuan Na Grai, Quatres Heures, Sweet Wake, (Others Upon Application)

Wednesday 14th March:
Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle: 10-1 Catch Me, 14-1 Aran Concerto, Tidal Bay, Wichita Lineman, 16-1 Imperial Commander, Leading Run, Missinis Maguire, Roll Along, 20-1 Elusive Dream, Footy Facts, Hairy Molly, Kanpai, Pressgang, 25-1 Granit Jack, Hollyood Law (inserted), Pangbourne, Perce Rock, Ringaroses, 33-1 Astarador, Classic Fiddle, Hide The Evidence, Karello Bay, Le Toscan, Ornais, Silverburn, Tango Jim, 40-1 Lord Over, Scribano Eile (Others Upon Application)

Sun Alliance Chase: 4-1 Denman, 8-1 Don't Push It, 12-1 Standin Obligation, 16-1 Gungadu, 20-1 Boychuk, Merdeka, Money Trix, The Market Man, Turko, Yes Sir, 25-1 Don't Push It, Dream Alliance, Natal, O'Muircheartaigh, Over The Creek, Snow Turn, 33-1 According To John, Back To Bid, Blue Shark, Killagh Castle, Knowhere, Mounthenry, Mr Pointment, Patsy Hall, Royal Rosa, Vic Venturi, 40-1 Be Be King, Other Upon Application)

Queen Mother Champion Chase: 4-1 Newmill, 5-1 Voy Por Ustedes, 6-1 Well Chief, 12-1 Foreman, Monets Garden, 14-1 Racing Demon, 16-1 Ashleybrook, Accordion Etoile, Fota Island, 20-1 Hi Cloy, Justified, 25-1 Dempsey, River City, 33-1 Central House, Nickname (Others Upon Application)

Thursday 15th March

Ladbroke World Hurdle: 11-8 Black Jack Ketchum, 5-1 Inglis Drever, 6-1 Mighty Man, 7-1 Asian Maze, 8-1 My Way de Solzen (doubtful), 10-1 Golden Cross, 20-1 Irish Wolf, Skys The Limit (doubtful) (Others Upon Application)

Friday 16th March:
JCB Triumph Hurdle: 14-1 Tritonix, 20-1 Degas Art, Katchit, Lounaos, 25-1 Jayo, Pouvoir, 33-1 Chaninbar, Freeze The Flame, Liberate, My Petra, 40-1 Poquelin, 50-1 Marc Of Brilliance, Total Victory (Others Upon Application)

Totesport Gold Cup: 3-1 Kauto Star, 7-2 War Of Attrition, 8-1 Kicking King, 12-1 Star De Mohaison, 14-1 Monets Garden, 16-1 Racing Demon, State Of Play, 20-1 Celestial Gold, Hedgehunter, Our Vic, In Compliance, 25-1 Forget The Past, L'Ami, 33-1 Beef Or Salmon, Justified, Monkerhostin, Neptune Collongues, 40-1 Southern Vic, The Listener, 50-1 Our Ben, 66-1 Cornish Rebel (Others Upon Application)

Saturday 14th April:

John Smiths Grand National: 12-1 Hedgehunter, 14-1 Numbersixvalverde, 16-1 Eurotrek, 20-1 Clan Royal, Far From Trouble, 25-1 Dun Doire, Lacdoudal, Nil Desperandum, 33-1 Idle Talk, I Hear Thunder, Liberthine, Longshanks, Point Barrow, Sir Rembrandt, 40-1 Bothar Na, 50-1 Ballycassidy (Others Upon Application)

2007 Irish Flat jockey title (William Hill bet): 15-8 Declan McDonagh, 2-1 Pat Smullen, 11-2 Johnny Murtagh, 6-1 Fran Berry, 7-1 Kieran Fallon, 10-1 Mick Kinane, 20-1 Wayne Lordan, 25-1 Kevin Manning, 33-1 Seamus Heffernan - Others on Request

2007 Triple Crown: 12-1 Teofilo

2007 Derby/Guineas Double: 13-2 Teofilo

2007 Most British Group 1's: 4-11 Aidan O'Brien, 2-1 Godolphin

2007 Stan James 1000 Guineas: 4-1 Finsceal Beo, Sander Camillo, 14-1 Rainbow Promises, 16-1 Miss Beatrix, Rahiyah, Simply Perfect, 20-1 Arch Swing, English Ballet, Evening Time, 25-1 Kaseema, Indian Ink, 28-1 Treat, 33-1 Dhanyata, Sesmen, Silk Blossom, Sudoor, 40-1 La Presse, Rainbow Promises, Yaqeen

2007 Stan James 2000 Guineas: 9-4 Teofilo, 10-3 Holy Roman Emperor, 9-1 Dutch Art, 14-1 Strategic Prince, 16-1 Authorized, Eagle Mountain, 20-1 Duke Of Marmalade, Haatef, 33-1 Admiralofthefleet, Capital Exposure, Hamoody, Mythical Kid, Thousand Words, Trinity College, Truly Royal, Tybalt, Vital Equine, 40-1 Adagio, Excellent Art, Grand Vista, Halicarnassus, Red Rock Canyon, 50-1 Big Robert, Brave Tin Soldier, Conquest, Halicarnassus , Jalil

2007 Vodafone Derby: 7-2 Teofilo, 11-1 Authorized, 14-1 Holy Roman Emperor, 16-1 Eagle Mountain, 20-1 Mount Nelson, 25-1 Proponent, 33-1 Admiralofthefleet, Eastern Anthem, Spanish Moon, 50-1 Anton Chekhov

2007 Vodafone Oaks: 10-1 Finsceal Beo, 12-1 Passage Of Time, 20-1 Shorthand, 25-1 Simply Perfect, 33-1 Darrfonah, Sudoor

2007 Melbourne Cup: 16-1 Yeats

2007 Kentucky Derby: 10-1 Street Sense



TOP IRISH DUO TO BE ENTERED IN BOYLESPORTS.COM INTERNATIONAL




Dual Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle winner Hardy Eustace and crack mare Asian Maze are to be entered in the £200,000 Grade Two Boylesports.com International which is run at Cheltenham on Saturday, December 9.


Boylesports, Ireland’s fastest growing independent bookmaker, has transformed the prize money for the two mile, one furlong contest and is also offering a huge £200,000 bonus (£180,000 to the owner, £10,000 to the trainer & £10,000 to the yard’s stable staff) to any horse that can win the Boylesports.com International and the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on March 13, 2007.


The Boylesports.com Hurdle closes for entries at noon on Monday, December 4.


The Dessie Hughes-trained Hardy Eustace followed a pipe-opener on the Flat in October with an impressive 11-length victory over Mighty Man in the Grade Two Coral Ascot Hurdle over two miles, three and a half furlongs at Ascot on November 18.


Hughes revealed this morning: "I’ll take him to the Boylesports.com International if the ground is good, and by that I mean normal winter soft ground, but if it’s heavy I won’t. If they’re racing on fresh ground he’ll definitely run.


"He travelled through his race really well at Ascot and that was more like him. He’s in tip-top condition."

Ominously for his rivals, Hughes believes the best may be yet to come from the nine-year-old, who landed the Grade One Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle in 2004 and 2005, before finishing a gallant third to Brave Inca in the 2006 renewal.


Hughes reported: "He should be at his best this year, I think. They usually are if they’re not raced when they’re young and he didn’t race before he was five. 10 isn’t too old to win the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle and that’s the aim for him."

The Tom Mullins-trained Asian Maze is one of the best jump mares of recent times with four Grade One victories to her name, including the Grade One Scottish And Newcastle Aintree Hurdle and Punchestown’s Whitewater Champion Stayers’ Hurdle in April.


The classy seven-year-old pleased connections with a fine length and a quarter second to a race-fit Iktitaf on her seasonal bow in the Grade One Maplewood Developments Morgiana Hurdle over two miles at Punchestown on November 19.


Mullins revealed: "Asian Maze will be entered in the Boylesports International and we’ll make a decision nearer the time. We’ll see how the race shapes up, how she is and what the ground is predicted to be.


"We were thrilled with her second to Iktitaf and she came out of the race well so we’re happy with her. We’re looking for nice ground for her at Cheltenham - nothing faster than good and nothing worse than soft."

Asian Maze’s Grade One successes have all come at two and a half miles or further and there was much conjecture last season as to whether she possessed the pace to be a live Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle candidate, a question which went unanswered after a fourth flight fall in the extended two-mile showpiece in March.


Mullins said: "On her recent Punchestown run, you would think she has the pace for the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle. Hopefully, we can run her in the Boylesports.com International and then she’ll have another good crack at a two-mile event at Christmas - probably Leopardstown, but possibly Kempton - and then we could more or less make a final decision on her long-term target."

The Boylesports.com International is the feature race of the mouth-watering Boylesports International, which comprises of two days of fantastic racing on Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9. All races will take place on Cheltenham’s New Course, which has not been used since May.


The fantastic seven-race card on the Saturday also includes what is shaping up to be a high-class £150,000 Boylesports.com Gold Cup over two miles, five furlongs.


The prestigious handicap chase has received a £40,000 prize money boost thanks to the generous support of Boylesports, and attracted a 47-strong entry that includes the first five home in the 2006 Paddy Power Gold Cup, headed by the winner Exotic Dancer, runner-up Vodka Bleu, third New Alco, fourth Butler’s Cabin and fifth Graphic Approach, as well as Taranis, Reveillez and last year’s victor Sir Oj. Weights for the Boylesports.com Gold Cup, the only race to close early at the Boylesports International, are revealed tomorrow.


The feature race of the high-quality seven-race programme on Friday, December 8, is the Boylepoker.com Chase over three miles, one and a half furlongs, which was won last year by the Paul Nicholls-trained Royal Auclair - runner-up in the 2005 John Smith’s Grand National - and this year the handicap chase carries tremendous doubled prize money of £100,000.


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