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Friday, July 14, 2000


4.10pm John Smiths Magnet Cup, 1m 2f

Tissifer - 40 C, L, T, WH
Nobelist - 40 L
Cardiff Arms - 40 C, L, WH
Medicean - 3 WH
Debbie's Warning - 50 L, T
Westender - 11 C
Mantusis - 33 C, WH
Sobriety - 25 T, WH
Jedi Knight - 25 C, T
Komistar - 66 L
Inch Perfect - 16 C, L
First Fantasy - 20 L, T
Golconda - 40 C, L
Milligan - 14 L
Tony Tie - 40 L, T
Triple Dash - 7 L, T, WH
Man O'Mystery - 13/2 T
Colway Ritz - 40 L, T
Nooshman - 10 C
Pension Fund - 28 L
McGillycuddy Reeks - 50 C, L, WH
Tonight's Prize - 40 L

3.35pm Foster's Silver Cup Handicap, 1m 6f

Sinon - 16 C
Mowbray - 11 C
Bay Of Islands - 6 L
Fantasy Hill - 3 T
Eminence Grise - 4 C, WH
Musician - 8 L
Raise A Prince - 25 L, T
Seek - 9/2 T
Prairie Falcon - 14 T

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


A total of 22 horses have been declared for tomorrow's £135,000 41st John Smith's Cup a York.

The full list for the mile and a quarter contest is:

Tissifer-Mark Johnston-Joe Fanning
Nobelist-Clive Brittain-Ted Durcan
Cardiff Arms-Mark Johnston-Dean McKeown
Medicean-Sir Michael Stoute-Pat Eddery
Debbie's Warning-Kamil Mahdi-Jason Tate
Westender-Willie Haggas-Jamie Spencer
Mantusis-Peter Harris-Richard Quinn
Sobriety-Fulke Johnson Houghton-John Reid
Jedi Knight-Mick Easterby-
Komistar-Peter Harris-John Stack
Inch Perfect-Richard Fahey-Kevin Darley
First Fantasy-James Fanshawe-Richard Hughes
Golconda-Michael Bell-Tony Beech (5)
Milligan-Venetia Williams-Michael Roberts
Tony Tie-Jim Goldie-Fergal Lynch
Triple Dash-Sir Michael Prescott-George Duffield
Man O'Mystery-Jeremy Noseda-John Egan
Colway Ritz-Wilf Storey-Tyrone Williams
Nooshman-Sir Michael Stoute-Lee Newman (3)
Pension Fund-Mick Easterby-Jimmy Quinn
McGillycuddy Reeks-Don Enrico Incisa-Kim Tinkler
Tonight's Prize-Chris Wall-Gary Bardwell


Dubai Millennium, the star of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation is likely to have his next run in the Esat Digifone Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 9, a race which Godolphin landed last year with Daylami.

The Seeking The Gold colt, who was last seen out when landing the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot in spectacular fashion, still holds an alternative engagement in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot on July 29.

Godolphin's racing manager Simon Crisford stated that the decision to declare Dubai Millennium for Ascot was: "To keep our options open."


Jockey Tim Sprake is due to be released from the Royal National Hospital in Bath today, seven months after suffering horrific head injuries in a car crash.

The 32-year-old has made good progress and is leaving hospital four weeks earlier than planned. Sprake will still be undergoing physiotherapy at home and is to visit a riding school to help him regain his balance and confidence on a horse.

Sprake's wife Debbie stated: "Tim is coming out sooner than expected because he was getting upset at having to go back into hospital after being with us at weekends. It is obviously a day that we have both longed for and it has been an awfully long time coming. Tim is progressing well, and he will now go on to another level and keep improving."


Volata, impressive in landing the EBF Mixit Maiden Stakes at Newmarket on June 3, will hopefully reappear at either Newbury next Saturday or Goodwood next month.

The son of Flying Spur, who is held in high regard, missed an engagement in Wednesday's TNT July Stakes at Newmarket after suffering a bruised foot. Trainer Mark Tompkins stated: "He's fine, he just bruised a foot. He's a nice horse and it drives you crazy - it never happens to the bad ones."

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