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Tuesday, June 12, 2001



LATEST LADBROKES ANTE-POST PRICES FOR ROYAL ASCOT




The Wokingham Handicap, Royal Ascot 22nd June

10-Capricho, 10-Deep Space, 10-Ellens Academy, 10-Seven No Trumps, 11(from 14)-Nice One Clare, 14-Misraah, 16-Candleriggs, 20-Mitcham, 20-Sartorial, 20-Bon Ami, 20-Night Flight, 20-Undeterred, 25-Cotton House, 25-Cubism, 25-Final Exam, 25-Guinea Hunter, 25-Halmahera, 25-Jarn, 25-Juwwi, 25-Smart Predator, 25-Blackheath 25-Boanerges, 25-Cadeaux Cher, 25-Doctor Spin, 25-Marsad, 25-Orientor, 25-Royal Artist, 33-Amaranth, 33-Blue Velvet, 33-Bold King, 33-Differential, 33-Ho Leng, 33-Honesty Fair, 33-Indian Spark, 33-Kathology, 33-Lethal Agenda, 33-Literary Socirty, 33-Lots Of Magic 33-Manorbier, 33-Peruvian Chief, 33-Point Of Dispute, 33-Rudik, 33-Tiger Royal 33-Y To Kman, 33-Danielle's Lad, 33-Dorchester, 33-Great News, 33-Mister Mal

Each way ¼ the odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4 others on request

Royal Hunt Cup, Royal Ascot 20th June

7-Camberley, 7-Tough Speed, 9-Surprise Encounter, 14-Border Subject, 14-Kirovski 16-Duck Row, 16-Mastermind, 16-Tillerman, 20-Atavus, 20-Calcutta, 20-Duke Of Modena, 20-Persiano, 20-Soviet Flash, 25-Big Future, 25-Bold King, 25-Celebration Town, 25-Crimson Tide, 25-Man O'mystery, 25-Montecastillo, 25-Nimello, 25-Peacock Alley, 25-Red N'socks, 25-Slip Stream, 25-Vintage Premium, 33-Cornelius, 33-Distinguished Cove, 33-Great News, 33-Honest Border, 33-Mana-Mou Bay, 33-May Ball, 33-Muchea, 33-Norfolk Reed, 33-Pantar, 33-Parisien Star, 33-Silverware, 33-Sir Ferbet, 33-Stallone, 33-Sugarfoot

Each way ¼ the odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4 others on request



BREVITY CHASING HANDICAP RECORD




The Milton Bradley-trained Brevity is chasing the record for the number of handicaps won in a season.


The six-year-old Tenby gelding made it six wins so far in 2001 when taking the Tote Jackpot Handicap over 6f at Salisbury this afternoon by a short-head from Mr Stylish.


After today's race, Bradley said: "It would be nice to have another horse like Nineacres who won nine races for us last season equalling the record for the number of handicaps won in a season and this fellow may be able to beat that.


"He's got a heart like a lion and keeps pulling out a bit more but we've kept him pretty busy and maybe he could do with a week off now so I doubt he'll run at York on Saturday - but you know me, if he's bucking and kicking I might let him take his chance.


Commenting on Brevity's recent defeat at Chester, Bradley quipped: "I'd given Paul (Fitzsimons, Brevity's regular jockey) a few rollockings for winning too far on him so he just reined him back a bit on the home turn and he got beaten - it was my fault. But having said that, he's not bad for a horse who only cost 4,000 guineas."

The record for the number of handicap wins in a Flat season is currently headed by Chaplins Club (1985 and 1988) Glencroft (1988) and Nineacreas (2000).




GO RACING RELOCATES TO NEW STABLE




As from this week, Go Racing has taken on temporary headquarters. New office details are as follows:

100 PALL MALL
LONDON
SW1Y 5HP

TEL: 020 7664 8865
FAX: 020 7664 8861

Joining Chris Stoddart, CEO for Go Racing, are:

Oliver Bond, Marketing Advisor, has been appointed to oversee the development of brand strategy for Go Racing.


Hannah Walker, Public Relations Officer, is to undertake responsibility for Go Racing's press communications whilst continuing her role with Channel 4.


Glyn Williams, International Sales Executive, responsible for bringing overseas horseracing to the UK betting public whilst maximising the profile of the sport. Williams, will also encompass all international media-right contracts for Go Racing.


Caroline Wordsworth, Executive Assistant to Chris Stoddart and office manager.




TOP NAMES SUPPORT AHT POLO DAY




John Francome is to captain a team of jockeys for a charity polo match in which they will take on a team of top three-day event riders, watched by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The teams will play for the Animal Health Trust Challenge Cup at a special event hosted by the Beaufort Polo Club.


Among the event riders taking part are Olympic Silver Medallist Leslie Law and internationals Rodney Powell, David Green, and Clayton Fredericks. The ‘Jockeys v Eventers' match will follow a full league match for the Cirencester 12-goal Championships.


The aim of the day is to raise funds for the veterinary charity the Animal Health Trust, of which The Princess Royal is President. Her Royal Highness will attend a reception following afternoon tea at the club.


AHT Events Organiser Allie Hogsbjerg said: "The day promises to be great fun and offers the audience a rare chance to see some of our top riders in a totally different sport. The support of our President The Princess Royal will make this a truly memorable day for those attending."

Tickets are still available for the event, which takes place on July 6, with a Luncheon Package to include a three course meal with wine and the full benefits of day membership at £50. Day membership only costs £20 and includes parking, grandstand seat, afternoon tea and reception. Tickets are available from Allie Hogsbjerg at the AHT on 01638 751000.




STEVENS TO MISS ROYAL ASCOT




Leading American rider Gary Stevens is set to miss Royal Ascot this year.


Stevens injured his knee at Hollywood Park last Sunday and will not be fit in time to ride at the Royal Meeting.


The jockey, suucessful in the Belmont Stakes on Point Given last Saturday, told The Bloodhorse: "There were no torn tissues or anything, but the doctor wants me to stay off of it until the weekend."

Commenting on missing Royal Ascot, Stevens added: "It's too risky. With the horses I've got now, Point Given and some good ones for Neil Drysdale, I don't think it's a good idea. The undulating ground and taking horses to the start might be too much."

Three year ago Stevens was successful on Blueprint for the Queen at Royal Ascot. He originally retired with knee problems in December 1999 but made a comeback last year.




HALL SET FOR PRINCE OF WALES'




Singapore International Airlines Cup hero Endless Hall is set to run in next week Group One Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.


The horse's trainer Luca Cumani said today: "He is an intended runner in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at the momemt and Jamie Spencer will ride."

The five-year-old son of Saddlers Hall holds an alternative engagement in the Gran Premio di Milano at San Siro on Sunday, but Cumani stressed that this was only a precaution: "If the forecast at Ascot is for rain and soft ground then he will go to Italy instead."

Meanwhile, the Michael Jarvis-trained mare Ela Athena is likely to head to Italy, in preference to the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. Jarvis said: "She is a probable on Sunday.


"I'm very pleased with her and she's done fine since her last race."


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