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Tuesday, May 11, 2004


Coral has cut Punctilious to 6-1 (from 9-1) for the Oaks after her success in the Musidora Stakes at York this afternoon, and the daughter of Danehill is now clear second favourite for the Fillies' Classic behind her stablemate Sundrop, 5-2 with Coral.

Another winner on the Knavesmire, Monsieur Bond, is 12-1 with Coral for the Golden Jubilee Stakes at next month's Royal meeting after he justified favouritism in the Duke Of York Stakes.

**Vodafone Oaks
5-2 Sundrop, 6-1 (from 9-1) Punctilious, 7-1 All Too Beautiful, 8-1 Ouija Board, 10-1 Baraka, 12-1 Poise, 14-1 Hathrah, 20-1 Necklace, Red Bloom, 25-1 Kinnaird, Silk Fan, Well Known, 33-1 Agenda, Because, Bywayofthestars, Crystal, Green Swallow, Last Love, Nataliya, Nuzooa, New Morning, Queen, 40-1 Bar

**Golden Jubilee Stakes
7-1 Attraction, 8-1 Exceed And Excel, 10-1 Avonbridge, Patavellian, Frizzante, 12-1 Airwave, Monsieur Bond, 14-1 Balmont, 16-1 Arakan, Carry On Katie, Somnus, Crystal Castle, Trade Fair, 20-1 Howick Falls, Much Faster, Pastoral Pursuits, Soaring Free, Steenberg, Three Valleys, 25-1 Byron, Fayr Jag, Kheleyf, Polar Way, Royal Millennium, 33-1 Two Step Kid,

**Ascot Gold Cup
4-1 Mr Dinos, Westerner, 6-1 Vinnie Roe, 14-1 Alcazar, Shanty Star, 16-1 Delsarte, Powerscourt, 20-1 Millenary, Maktub, Sayadaw, Jardines Lookout, The Great Gatsby, 25-1 Fantastic Love, Dusky Warbler, Misternando, Darasim, Royal Rebel, Salsalino, Sun Bird, Savannah Bay

**Lockinge Stakes
7-4 Russian Rhythm, 4-1 Refuse To Bend, 8-1 Firebreak, 11-1 Ikhtyar, 12-1 Hurricane Allen, Tout Seul, Indian Haven, 14-1 Norse Dancer, Gateman, Krataios, 16-1 Desert Deer, New Seeker, 20-1 With Reason, Just James, 25-1 Checkit, 33-1 Quito, Salselon, 40-1 Membership, 50-1 Divine Task

**Vodafone Derby
3-1 Yeats, 5-1 Snow Ridge, 6-1 American Post, 12-1 Magritte, 14-1 Bago, 16-1 Ecomium, Grey Swallow, 20-1 Andean, Bull Run, Sussex, 25-1 Let The Lion Roar, Meath, North Light, Rule Of Law, Wolfe Tone, 33-1 Always First, Book Of Kings, Cobra, Dalayan, Duke Of Venice, El Mustanser, Emirates Flyer, Imperial Stride, Into The Dark, Kingsword, Mikado, Mister Monet, Moscow Ballet, Mullins Bay, Percussionist, Rinjani, Sabbeeh, The Mighty Tiger, 40-1 Bar

**Prince Of Wales' Stakes
7-2 Rakti, 8-1 Russian Rhythm, 10-1 Kalaman, 12-1 Elegant Fashion, Magistretti, Paolini, Phoenix Reach, 14-1 Bandari, Kaieteur, Vespone, 16-1 Alkaadhem, Lateen Sails, Leporello, Mingun, 20-1 Chancellor, Ikhtyar, 25-1 Imperial Dancer

**King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes
5-1 Sulamani, 7-1 Mubtaker, 8-1 Yeats, 10-1 Doyen, 12-1 Polish Summer, 14-1 Snow Ridge, 16-1 Brian Boru, Scotts View, Hard Buck, Magritte, Phoenix Reach, 25-1 Grey Swallow, Warrsan, 33-1 Fair Mix


Paddy Power and Newbury Racecourse have joined forces to create a five-year sponsorship programme that breaks the rules of traditional racing sponsorship.

The London Paddy Power Gold Cup, one of four Paddy Power races on May 15th (on the same card as the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes) has a unique formula for calculating the race value, based directly on Paddy Power's growth in the UK.

The value of the race in 2004 will be an initial £18,000 - in line with Paddy Power's 18 UK shops currently operating in London. That fund will grow by £1,000 for every new shop Paddy Power opens inside the M25 and both parties expect to reach the £100,000 mark within the initial term of the sponsorship agreement, and are confident that the sponsorship will keep growing for many years after 2008.

Paddy Power will once again be offering a deserved bonus to each stable lad or girl. As pioneered at last November's Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham, every stable lad or girl with a horse running in the London Paddy Power Gold Cup will be paid £50. The winner of the race will also receive the SP payout of a £50 stake placed by Paddy Power on their behalf.

Barni Evans, director of marketing for Paddy Power, said: "The idea for a race sponsorship that matches our retail growth came from one of our founding directors. We presented the idea to several UK racecourses and felt that Newbury shared our vision and demonstrated the appetite to create a major race in a short period of time.

"Of course there is a risk of us this becoming our costliest sponsorship, but it will always be in proportion to our success so the risk is qualified - the bigger we get, the bigger the fund, so racing will benefit directly from Paddy Power's continued success."

Mark Kershaw, MD of Newbury racecourse said: "We're delighted to bring another new sponsor to flat racing in the UK, especially one as innovative and ambitious as Paddy Power. If all goes well, and Paddy Power replicate the success they've had in Ireland, the London Paddy Power Gold Cup will quickly become one of the most prominent fixtures on the summer calendar."

Race Televised Distance Age Value
London Paddy Power Gold Cup C4 & SIS 1m 3f 3yo £18,000
Paddy Power Stakes C4 & SIS 1m 5f 4yo + £30,000
PaddyPower.com Stakes C4 & SIS 1m 4f 3yo + £30,000
Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Maiden Stakes SIS 1m 3yo £8,000

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