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Sunday, June 17, 2001


AIDAN O'BRIEN has been installed 11-4 favourite with the Tote to be leading trainer at Royal Ascot next week.

Tote PR director, Matt Chapman, said: “Aidan O'Brien has already dominated the Classics this year, winning both Irish Guineas, the Epsom Derby and Oaks, and he looks sure to have an exciting time at Ascot.

"Minardi has been well supported for the St James's Palace Stakes, while other fancied runners from Ballydoyle include Black Minnaloushe and Toroca plus a host of classy juveniles."

Meanwhile, Sagitta 1,000 Guineas heroine Ameerat is 7-2 favourite for Friday's Coronation Stakes.

11-4 Aidan O'Brien, 7-2 David Loder, Michael Stoute, 6 Henry Cecil, 7 Saeed bin Suroor, John Dunlop, 12 John Gosden, 16 bar.

TOP JOCKEY AT ROYAL ASCOT 7-4 Frankie Dettori, 11-4 Michael Kinane, 3 Kieren Fallon, 9 Richard Quinn, 11 Pat Eddery, 16 Richard Hughes, 25 bar.

ROYAL HUNT CUP (ASCOT, WEDNESDAY) 4 Tough Speed, 7 Camberley, 9 Surprise Encounter, 14 Border Subject, Kirovski, 16 Calcutta, Duke of Modena, Mastermind, Soviet Flash, 20 Crimson Tide, Man O'Mystery, Montecastillo, Nimello, Persiano, Pulau Tioman, Tillerman, 25 Atavus, Big Future, Bold King, Celebration Town, Cornelius, Duck Row, Honest Borderer, Peacock Alley, Red n'Socks, Sir Ferbet, Slip Stream, Vintage Premium, 33 bar.

WOKINGHAM (ASCOT, FRIDAY) 8 Ellens Academy, 10 Capricho, Seven No Trumps, 11 Nice One Clare, 12 Deep Space, 14 Candleriggs, Misraah, Orientor, 20 Sartorial, Final Exam, Indian Spark, Mitcham, Undeterred, 25 Amaranth, Antonio Canova, Argent Facile, Blackheath, Bold King, Cotton House, Doctor Spin, Guinea Hunter, Halmahera, Honesty Fair, Literary Society, Lots of Magic, Marsad, Palace Affair, Royal Artist, Rudik, Y To Kman, 33 bar.

CORONATION STAKES (ASCOT, FRIDAY) 7-2 Ameerat, 5 Banks Hill, Crystal Music, 7 Rose Gypsy, 9 Amonita, Toroca, 10 Sequoyah, Tempting Fate, 12 Enthused, Monnavanna, 14 bar.

ASCOT GOLD CUP (ASCOT, THURSDAY) 3 San Sebastian, 9-2 Marienbard, 7 Romantic Affair, 8 Rainbow High, Royal Rebel, 10 Mbele, 11 Persian Punch, 14 Hatha Anna, Vicious Circle, 16 Chimes at Midnight, 20 Miletrian, 25 Kuwait Trooper, Jardines Lookout, 33 Yavana's Pace, 40 Hirapour.

ST JAMES'S PALACE STAKES (ASCOT, TUESDAY) 4 Dandoun, 5 Noverre, 11-2 Black Minnaloushe, 6 Tamburlaine, Vahorimix, 8 Malhub, 9 Clearing, 10 Minardi, Olden Times, 14 No Excuse Needed, 16 Keltos, Mugharreb, West Order, 20 Munir.

PRINCE OF WALES'S STAKES (ASCOT, WEDNESDAY) 9-4 Fantastic Light, 5-2 Kalanisi, 7-2 Observatory, 11-2 Hightori, 6 Endless Hall, 25 Boarder Arrow, Ekrarr, 33 Compton Bolter, Give the Slip, Holding Court, 40 Bar

KING'S STAND STAKES (ASCOT, TUESDAY) 3 Nuclear Debate, 6 Danehurst, 8 Dietrich, 9 Cassandra Go, 10 Kier Park, Tamarisk, 11 Bertolini, 12 Astonished, 14 bar.

DARLEY JULY CUP (NEWMARKET, JULY 12) 6 Pipalong, 8 Minardi, 10 Enthused, Primo Valentino, 12 Ishiguru, Vision of Night, Kier Park, 14 Casandra Go, Iron Mask, Three Points, 16 Bertolini, Danehurst, Hemingway, Invincible Spirit, Khulan, Lincoln Dancer, Regal Rose, Toroca, Harmonic Way, 20 bar.

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