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Wednesday, July 12, 2000



BEST PRICES FOR NEWMARKET TOMORROW




3.05pm Darley July Cup, 6f

Agnes World - 7/2 T
Berolini - 6 L
Lend A Hand - 4 C
Munjiz - 33 WH
Pipalong - 10 C
Lincoln Dancer - 6 L
Monashee Mountain - 7 C, L, T, WH
Primo Valentino - 7 C, T, WH
Rossini - 25 WH
Trinculo - 66 C, WH
Winning Venture - 66 L, WH

3.40pm Ladbroke Bunbury Cup, 7f

Exeat - 25 C, WH
Tillerman - 5 L, T
Persiano - 8 T
Juno Marlowe - 20 WH
Strahan - 11/2 L, WH
Tayif - 33 T
Omaha City - 33 WH
Debbie's Warning - 33 L, T
Choto Mate - 25 C
Nice One Clare - 6 T, WH
Peartree House - 20 C
Tayseer - 8 C
Kinan - 25 C
Gift Of Gold - 33 C
A Touch Of Frost - 25 L, T
Second Wind - 22 C
Pips Song - 50 L, T
Thunder Sky - 50 C
Poles Apart - 40 C, L, WH
Salty Jack - 20 C

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



SECOND DAY OF NEWMARKET'S JULY MEETING




The second day of Newmarket's July Meeting saw Godolphin successful with Noverre in the Group Three TNT July Stakes, one of their rare two-year-old runners in Britain.


The Rahy colt was prominent throughout but it looked as if David Barron's Media Mogul would land the spoils when he came with a strong run inside the final furlong. However, Noverre rallied and managed to prevail by a short-head.


Afterwards trainer David Loder commented: "It suited us better today as he had a lead. In his two runs in France he had to make a lot of his own running which, although he won, didn't really suit him. I don't think he'll ever be the sort of horse that wins by ten lengths." Loder went on to reveal that the his present bunch of two-year-olds are generally still rather immature horses and he said not to expect any fireworks this year.


Elsewhere on the card, the Group Two sportingodds.com Falmouth Stakes went to the Ben Hanbury-trained Alshakr, who led for most of the way, on the rail.

There was some criticism of the Newmarket authorities today as horses drawn on the inside rail appeared to have a very distinct advantage.




FALLON MAY NOT RETURN THIS SEASON




Champion jockey Kieren Fallon has revealed that he may miss the rest of the season following the shoulder injury he sustained at Royal Ascot last month.


Fallon stated: "I am having physio on my hand, I haven't had physio on my shoulder yet. It has to stay strapped to my body for another three weeks - that can't be moved - but I'm trying to get the power back in my hand which is coming back now, slowly." Fallon went on to add: "I don't think I'll be back this year. They don't really know. They won't know until they take off the strapping in another three weeks."




WILLIAM HILL MILE ATTRACTS RECORD-BREAKING ENTRY




This year's William Hill Mile, one of the richest handicaps in Europe with total prize money of £100,000, has received a record total of 83 entries.

Revealed today, Wednesday, July 12, the number of entries for this prestigious mile handicap, run at Goodwood on Thursday, August 3, has increased by 23 compared with the 60 entries last year, and beats the previous best of 74 recorded in 1998.

The weights are headed by Albarahin, who has been allotted 9st 11lb. Marcus
Tregoning's Silver Hawk colt made an excellent seasonal debut when second in a valuable Sandown handicap in early July, having filled the same spot in the Listed Ben Marshall Stakes at Newmarket last October.
Also high in the weights is Siege, on 9st 10lb, trained by Saeed bin Suroor for Godolphin, who has finished second on his only two appearances in handicap company, including in last year's Britannia Handicap. Sheikh Mohammed's racing entity has also entered Maidaan (9st 5lb), who has yet to be seen on a racecourse this season but was only beaten by a head by subsequent Group Two winner Indian Lodge in a Listed race at Newmarket last year.
Last year's William Hill Mile was won by the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Lonesome Dude, and of his three entries for this year's renewal, Caribbean Monarch
has been given 9st 9lb. The Fairy King colt battled heroically to win this year's Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot, before winning another valuable handicap at Sandown earlier this month, and he is joined by stablemates Sharmy (9st), and Secret Agent (8st 5lb).

Another Royal Ascot hero among this season's possibles is El Gran Papa, who John Gosden saddled to win the Britannia Handicap, and the three-year-old has been allotted 8st 1lb. Gosden is responsible for six other William Hill Mile entries, most notably Hymn (8st 9lb), winner of two starts this term, and Strahan (8st 8lb), who finished third in the six-furlong Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot, and will be racing over a mile for the first time if lining up at Goodwood.

Other high-profile entries include Bomb Alaska (9st 8lb), who defeated Albarahin in last year's Listed Ben Marshall Stakes, Showboat (9st 8lb), winner of last season's Royal Hunt Cup, and Pulau Tioman (9st 6lb), who was successful for long-serving Newmarket handler, Michael Jarvis, in the Rosebery Handicap at Kempton in April.
Rod Fabricius, Clerk of the Course and General Manager at Goodwood, said: "This year's record number of entries for the William Hill Mile indicates just how popular the race has become with owners and trainers alike."
David Hood, spokesman for William Hill, said: "William Hill are sponsoring this very competitive race for the third year and once again it will a racing and betting highlight of the Glorious Goodwood meeting."


WILLIAM HILL MILE (HANDICAP)



Class B, (Showcase Race), Thursday, August 3, 2000, for three-year-olds and upwards, one mile, total prize fund £100,000. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb, lowest weight 7st 10lb. Penalties: after July 9, a winner of a race value £6,000 3lb; of a race value £10,000 5lb; of a race value £15,000 7lb. Entries closed July 5 (83 entries), entries & weights released July 12, first forfeit stage July 18, overnight declarations to be made by 10.00am August 2. (Form correct up to end of racing July 10)
Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
11612-2 ALBARAHIN (USA) 5-9-11 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
22-1410 SIEGE (IRE) 4-9-10 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0-43211 CARIBBEAN MONARCH (IRE) 5-9-09 Pierpont Scott & C H Scott Sir Michael Stoute
0-06303 SHOWBOAT 6-9-08 Dick Hollingsworth Barry Hills
443400 BOMB ALASKA 5-9-08 Miss B Swire Toby Balding
504012 SPEEDFIT TOO (IRE) 5-9-07 H E Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Clive Brittain
0-21242 PULAU TIOMAN 4-9-06 H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah Michael Jarvis
0/131-04 PYTHIOS (IRE) 4-9-06 Mrs H G Cambanis Henry Cecil
31/20-1(6) MAIDAAN 4-9-05 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
11-35 TILLERMAN 4-9-04 Khalid Abdulla Amanda Perrett
133-(3)12 JOHN FERNELEY 5-9-01 Richard Green (Fine Paintings) Paul Cole
1613- ALPENGLOW 4-9-00 Sheikh Mohammed John Gosden
12-145 SHARMY (IRE) 4-9-00 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
2-00160 MAYARO BAY 4-8-13 J R Shannon Richard Hannon
303120 ADJUTANT 5-8-13 John Good Nick Littmoden
50-0313 PERSIANO 5-8-11 Miss A Church James Fanshawe
3/-10420 SHARP PLAY 5-8-10 Mrs I Bird Mark Johnston
120-44 FULL FLOW (USA) 3-8-10 Khalid Abdulla Barry Hills
3663-24 GLEN ROSIE (IRE) 3-8-09 John C Grant Barry Hills
216-20 JALAD (IRE) 3-8-09 Hamdan Al Maktoum Ben Hanbury
211 HYMN (IRE) 3-8-09 Mrs B V Sangster/Sue MagnierJohn Gosden
101200 JO MELL 7-8-09 C H Newton Jnr Ltd Tim Easterby
0503-16 BLACK SILK 4-8-08 S Fustok Chris Wall
06-0006 CALCUTTA 4-8-08 Mrs J M Corbett/Mr C Wright Barry Hills
610-303 FREE OPTION (IRE) 5-8-08 Ahmed Ali Ben Hanbury
21-1223 STRAHAN (IRE) 3-8-08 Sheikh Mohammed John Gosden
125 MODERN BRITISH (IRE) 3-8-07 Richard Green (Fine Paintings) Gary Moore
16-622 ACROBATIC 3-8-07 Dr Catherine Wills James Fanshawe
24-1065 SOBRIETY (IRE) 3-8-07 Anthony Pye-Jeary FulkeJohnson Houghton
524-103 BOLD KING 5-8-07 The Farleigh Court Racing Partnership John Hills
1-401 HOPEFUL LIGHT 3-8-07 Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
3106-00 OMAHA CITY (IRE) 6-8-06 Brian Gubby Ltd Brian Gubby
513164 SILK ST JOHN 6-8-06 CRS Partners Mick Ryan
1512-1 KATY NOWAITEE 4-8-06 The Stable Maites Peter Harris
43(6)300 PANTAR (IRE) 5-8-06 Robert Hitchins Ian Balding
2-14230 SECRET AGENT 3-8-05 Maktoum Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
622403 REGAL PHILOSOPHER 4-8-05 Trajan Partners John Hills
413 LAST RESORT 3-8-05 HRH Prince Fahd Salman Barry Hills
0-62100 ESPADA (IRE) 4-8-04 Janis MacPherson Mark Tompkins
0-(2)0400 RIVER TIMES (USA) 4-8-04 M L Al Basti Tim Easterby
046/-041 CHOTO MATE (IRE) 4-8-04 Vernon Carl Matalon Richard Hannon
0-(0)6400 DEBBIE'S WARNING 4-8-04 Greenfield Stud Kamil Mahdi
210-340 PRAIRIE WOLF 4-8-03 B J Warren Michael Bell
441256 ATLANTIC RHAPSODY (FR) 3-8-02 Atlantic Racing Limited Mark Johnston
031244 PEARTREE HOUSE (IRE) 6-8-02 G Vettraino/Fayzad Throughbreds Ltd David Nicholls
012 ELGHANI 3-8-02 Hamdan Al Maktoum Robert Armstrong
0-124 MAN O'MYSTERY (USA) 3-8-01 Ecurie Pharos Jeremy Noseda
53-2110 EL GRAN PAPA (USA) 3-8-01 Thomas P Tatham John Gosden
135-040 LAGOON (IRE) 3-8-01 Guy Reed Barry Hills
003-112 SIGN OF HOPE 3-8-01 George Strawbridge Ian Balding
500000 TRIPLE DASH 4-8-01 Neil Greig-Osborne House II Sir Mark Prescott
005303 TAYSEER (USA) 6-8-00 Sammy Doo Racing David Nicholls
21-3024 HAPPY DIAMOND (USA) 3-7-11 Jaber Abdullah Mark Johnston
150012 SECOND WIND 5-7-11 John Purcell Chris Dwyer
2-40410 NOBLE PURSUIT 3-7-11 Stephanie Merrydew Terry Mills
510-200 RED N' SOCKS (USA) 3-7-11 Mrs H Focke John Dunlop
32-2230 MATERIAL WITNESS (IRE) 3-7-11 M J Caddy William Muir
45-(5)(5)00 INVADER 4-7-10 R J Swinbourne Clive Brittain
041602 VOLONTIERS (FR) 5-7-10 The Commoners Peter Harris
526-313 MADAM ALISON 4-7-08 William J Kelly Richard Hannon
40/-0451 THUNDER SKY 4-7-08 Ali Saeed Clive Brittain
3-(2)(1)001 SIR FERBET (IRE) 3-7-08 International Plywood Plc/ R J C Upton Barry Hills
020100 PRINCE SLAYER 4-7-08 Ahmed Abdel-Khaleq Tom McGovern
00-1321 I CRIED FOR YOU (IRE) 5-7-07 One Stop Partnership James Given
3(2)15-60 DANGEROUS FORTUNE (USA)4-7-07 Sara Warren/Amanda Hubbard/Fiona Hills John Hills
00-4045 PARISIEN STAR (IRE) 4-7-07 P Elliott Nigel Hamilton
040466 NAVIASKY (IRE) 5-7-06 Percipacious Punters Racing Club William Muir
33-220 ARGENTAN (USA) 3-7-06 Robert Sangster/Mr A K Collins John Gosden
531-410 ATAVUS 3-7-06 Stableside Racing Partnership II George Margarson
20-0440 FALLACHAN (USA) 4-7-06 Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green Michael Jarvis
601030 ELMHURST BOY 4-7-06 R E Anderson Simon Dow
21-3000 CHEM'S TRUCE (IRE) 3-7-04 The Parkside Partnership William Muir
164-330 ZULU DAWN (USA) 4-7-04 The Jampot Partnership John Hills
100-030 THE EXHIBITION FOX 4-7-04 J D Graham Bryan McMahon
5214-05 KIND REGARDS (IRE) 3-7-03 Maktoum Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
500062 PUNISHMENT 9-7-02 Tony Richards Ken Cunningham-Brown
1-60620 SUPREME SALUTATION 4-7-01 J Baggott David Barron
0316 WILLOUGHBY'S BOY (IRE) 3-6-13 Mrs G E M Brown Ben Hanbury
404011 STYLE DANCER (IRE) 6-6-12 Mrs C A Hodgetts Richard Whitaker
(2)2(1)200- PHOEBE BUFFAY (IRE) 3-6-12 Newmarket Connections Ltd Conrad Allen
(3)25052 BOLD EWAR (IRE) 3-6-10 Tony Richards Clive Brittain
51 DIVULGE (USA) 3 nq Khalid Abdulla John Gosden 110- SURE DANCER (USA) 5 nq M Arbib Paul Cole

83 entries


LATEST BETTING ON THE WILLIAM HILL MILE (BEST PRICES)



Caribbean Monarch - 9 T
Pythios - 11 T
Tillerman - 11 T
El Gran Papa - 16 L
John Fearneley - 12 T, WH
Albarahin - 16 L
Black Silk - 20 L
Hymn - 20 L
Persiano - 14 L, T
Katy Nowaitee - 16 T
Man O'Mystery - 16 L, T
Sign Of Hope - 16 L, T
Speedfit Too - 20 L
Strahan - 16 T
Triple Dash - 16 L, T
Alpenglow - 20 T
Atlanctic Rhapsody - 20 T
Hopeful Light - 20 T
Modern British - 20 L, T
Pilau Tioman - 20 L, T
Red ‘N' Socks - 20 T
Secret Agent - 20 T
Sharmy - 20 L, T
Showboat - 20 L, T
Tayseer - 20 T
Bold King - 25 T
Calcutta - 25 T
Elghani - 25 T
Full Flow - 25 T
Glen Rosie - 25 T

L=Ladbrokes T=Tote WH=William Hill



NEW SPONSOR FOR CHAMPAGNE STAKES




The Group Two Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on September 8 is to have a new sponsor this year in the shape of web-site thehorsesmouth.co.uk.

This season the race, which closes on August 2, will be worth a record £100,000. Past winners of the contest include Distant Music, Auction House, Daggers Drawn, Bahhare, Alhaarth, Sri Pekan and Rodrigo de Triano.




MONTJEU AND MILLENNIUM CLASH STILL POSSIBLE




There could still be a clash between Europe's two leading four-year-olds, Montjeu and Dubai Millennium, after both were among the seventeen declarations for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on July 29.


The full list is:

Beat All-Sir Michael Stoute
Commander Collins-John Gosden
Compton Ace-Gerard Butler
Daliapour-Sir Michael Stoute
Dubai Millennium-Saeed bin Suroor
Fantastic Light-Saeed bin Suroor
Fruits Of Love-Mark Johnston
Gold Academy-Richard Hannon
Kayf Tara-Saeed bin Suroor
Montjeu-John Hammond FR
Mutafawaq-Saeed bin Suroor
Mutamam-Alec Stewart
Ramruma-Henry Cecil
Shiva-Henry Cecil
Air Shakur-Hideyuki Mori JPN
Beat Hollow-Henry Cecil
Raypour-John Oxx IRE


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