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Monday, July 10, 2000



BEST PRICES FOR NEWMARKET TOMORROW




2.35pm H & K Commissions Bookmakers Handicap, 1 Mile

I Cried For You - 8 T, WH
Indium - 9 C
Barabaschi - 10 WH
Wild Sky - 20 T
Calldat Seventeen - 14 C, T, WH
Minetta - 18 C, L
Parkside - C, T, WH
Stealthy Times - 50 C, L, T, WH
Topton - 8 T, WH
Final Lap - 20 C, T
Eastern Spice - 14 L
Iron Mountain - 8 T, WH
Tornado Prince - 12 L
Dolphinelle - 12 L
Mawingo - 20 L
Burning Truth - 22 C
Tipperary Sunset - 14 L
Etisalat - 40 C
Qualitair Pride - 50 WH

3.05pm Princess of Wales's Stakes, 1 Mile 4 Furlongs

Commander Collins - 10 WH
Little Rock - 4 C, WH
Lucido - 5 T
Rainbow Ways - 9/2 T
Sea Wave - 7/2 L
Yavana's Pace - 4 C

C=Coral L=Ladbroke T=Tote WH=William Hill



TOMORROW IS LADIES DAY AT NEWMARKET




Tomorrow is the first ever "Newmarket Ladies Day" which takes place on the opening day of the three-day July meeting.


Ladies will be encouraged to turn out in their best attire and the wearing of hats will be welcomed. There will be a prize of a magnum of Charles Heidsieck champagne for the "Best Ladies Hat at Newmarket Ladies Day." Hat hire will be on offer throughout the day from Newmarket Hat hire and authoress Laura Thompson will be on hand to sign copies of her new book - "Newmarket - From James 1 to the present day."

Gaynor Haxby, Commercial Manager at Newmarket stated: "A day out at a premier raceday is a very glamorous and social occasion and many women are attracted to horseracing for this reason. Newmarket's first "Ladies Day" is to promote the social aspect of the sport and to encourage regular racegoers and more women to dress up and to discover the enjoyment and excitement of a day out at the International Headquarters of Racing."



SHERGAR CUP UPDATE




Entries close on Wednesday for the six races that make up the Shergar Cup on July 12. On the day, £400,000 will be on offer in prizemoney and it will cost nothing for owners to enter their horses in the team competition.


Nick Cheyne, Ascot's Clerk of the Course stated: "Not only does it cost nothing to run, but prizemoney goes down to ninth place with just 10 runners in each race, while there's £500 appearance money for every runner in the four conditions races. On top of that, all owners with runners will enjoy free hospitality at the course throughout the day and they'll have the excitement of playing a major part in the team competition. Every runner travelling from overseas - including Ireland - will qualify for a £1,000 travel grant."

There is also a new sponsor for one of the races, reinsurers Carvill will be sponsoring the £50,000 Carvill Shergar Cup Stayers.




SIX SET TO GO IN PRINCESS OF WALES'S STAKES




A total of six horses have been declared for tomorrow's mile and a half Group Two Princess of Wales's Stakes, the highlight of the opening day of Newmarket's July meeting.


The six runners are:

Commander Collins-John Gosden-Jimmy Fortune
Little Rock-Sir Michael Stoute-Pat Eddery
Lucido-John Dunlop-Richard Quinn
Rainbow Ways-Barry Hills-John Reid
Sea Wave-Saeed bin Suroor-Richard Hills
Yavana's Pace-Mark Johnston-Joe Fanning



12 FOR CHERRY HINTON




There will 12 two-year-old fillies running in tomorrow's Group Two thehorsesmouth.co.uk Cherry Hinton Stakes over six furlongs at Newamrket. Due to Michael Kinane's continuing back trouble, George Duffield will again take the ride on the Ballydoyle raider Freshwater Pearl.


They are:

Alinga-Michael Bell-Michael Fenton
Autumnal-Brian Meehan-Pat Eddery
Dora Carrington-Peter Harris-Richard Quinn
Enthused-Sir Michael Stoute-Michael Hills
Freefourracing-Brian Meehan-Jimmy Fortune
Freshwater Pearl-Aidan O'Brien IRE-George Duffield
Goodie Twosues-Richard Hannon-Dane O'Neill
Jamilia-E J O'Neill-Willie Ryan
Lady Lahar-Mick Channon-Craig Williams
Santolina-John Gosden-Richard Hills
Strange Destiny-Alan Berry-Gary Carter
Zaheemah-Clive Brittain-Philip Robinson



ONE-OFF SUNDAY SCOOP6 FOR CHARITY




The Tote will run a one-off Sunday Scoop6 on July 30 in aid of the NSPCC's Stop Campaign. All commission from the Tote and Tote Direct will go to the NSPCC and, if there is no winner of the bet, then the entire pool will go to them as well.


Tote chairman Peter Jones stated: "We are looking to raise tens of thousands of pounds for this crucial campaign. The Sunday Scoop6 will be the betting and racing industries way of moving beyond the confines of our own world to do something that is of vital importance for the whole of society."




SATURDAY FUN AT SALISBURY




Salisbury's only Saturday fixture of the year - always one of the course's most popular days of the season - takes place on July 15 with a bumper crowd expected to enjoy the competitive racing in convivial surroundings.


The first of six races is at 2.10pm - the EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND QUEENPOT MAIDEN STAKES for two-year-olds. As with many of Salisbury's juvenile contests, this race is often a starting point for future stars.

Three years ago Docksider made his debut in the race and last year the globetrotting star won the Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin, finished third in the Breeders' Cup Mile in Florida, recorded a seven-length victory in a Group 2 at Hoppegarten in Germany as well as finishing a close second to Aljabr in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.


There is a good blend of racing with some progressive three-year-olds likely to line up for the feature FAIR TRIAL HANDICAP STAKES, a £7,500-added event, at 3.10pm.


Non-professional riders get their chance to shine at 3.45pm in the CARNARVON AMATEUR RIDERS' HANDICAP, over one mile and four furlongs, with the additional incentive for the winning owner of a challenge cup presented to the course by the late Earl of Carnarvon.


Salisbury is enjoying an excellent 2000 Flat season so far. The course staged a very well-attended second Sunday meeting on June 18, as well as a successful Soir de France evening on July 7. There is another night meeting on Friday, July 28.


Ian Renton, Clerk of the Course and General Manager of Salisbury Racecourse, said: "Our Saturday meeting is always one of the high points of the season. The card features a good mixture of racing which we hope will be enjoyed by a large crowd."

Admission costs on Saturday, July 15, are £15 for the Members Enclosure, £10 into Tattersalls and £5 for the Course Enclosure. There is FREE admission for accompanied children aged under 16 and FREE Car Parking.




LITTLEPACEPADDOCKS FOR IRISH OAKS




Mark Johnston's Littlepacepaddocks looks set to join fellow British raiders Kalypso Katie and Petrushka in Sunday's Group One Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks at the Curragh.


The Accordian filly, a full sister to Yavana's Pace, was last seen out when landing the Listed Ballymacoll Stakes at Newbury on June 15.


The trainer commented: "She will run, all being well. I think she is fine, though she is still a backward filly and it can be hard to tell. She's taking a step up in class but they have to do it some time.




VALENTINO SET FOR JULY CUP




Last year's Middle Park Stakes victor Primo Valentino looks set to try and return to winning ways at Newmarket this week in the Group One Darley Stud July Cup on Thursday.


The Primo Dominie colt was successful on five occasions as a juvenile and ran a good race in the Sagitta 2000 Guineas on his seasonal debut where he finished seventh behind King's Best. However, he disappointed on his return to sprinting when only sixth in a Group Three at Baden-Baden.


Pete Mason, one of the partnership managers at Peter Harris's Tring stables stated: "After the Guineas, he disappointed at Baden-Baden, but the ground was stickier thought it would be. Primo Valentino has come out of the race very well. He ran as good a race as he's ever run in the 2000 Guineas, particularly as he didn't quite get the trip, and we were delighted with him. He's raring to go."


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