Wednesday, July 19, 2000
William Hill = H, Tote = T
Stewards Cup, Goodwood, Saturday, August 5
Nice One Clare 10/1 H
Aljawf, Blue Mountain, Deep Space 16/1 H
Sartorial 16/1 Both Firms
William Hill Mile, Goodwood, Thursday, August 3
Caribbean Monarch 9/1 T
Pythios 11/1 T
Tillerman 12/1 H
John Ferneley 12/1 Both Firms
El Gran Papa 14/1 H
Tote International Handicap, Ascot, Saturday, July 29
Caribbean Monarch 6/1
El Gran Papa, Nice One Clare 9/1
Persiano, Speedfit Too, Strahan 12/1
BUMPER ENTRY FOR CHAMPION STAKES
This year's renewal of the Dubai Champion Stakes at Newmarket has attracted a bumper entry of 69.
The entries are headed by Europe's two leading four-year-olds Dubai Millennium, one of 11 entries for Godolphin, and the brilliant Montjeu. Among the other entries are St James's Palace Stakes and Coral-Eclipse victor Giant's Causeway, French Derby winner Holding Court, Irish Oaks heroine Petrushka, Vodafone Derby runner-up Sakhee and Shiva, who finished second in last year's running behind Alborada.
The Group One contest, over 10 furlongs, is on October 14.
BALLYDOYLE HEAD RACING POST TROPHY AND DEWHURST ENTRIES
Ballydoyle have a massive entry of 46 for the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on October 21, a race in which they were successful with Saratoga Springs in 1997 and Aristotle in 1999. Aidan O'Brien's team head a 186 strong entry for the one-mile event.
Similarly, Ballydoyle also hold a large entry for the autumn's other leading juvenile contest, the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on October 14, where they have 36 entries. There are 155 entries in total for the Dewhurst.
BIG PRICES ON FINAL DAY AT KEENELAND
There hae been two big purchases made on the final day of this year's Keeneland yearling sales.
American trainer D. Wayne Lukas paid $3,600,000 for a Mr Prospector filly on behalf of Padau Stud owners Satish and Anne Sanan. The filly, who is out of a Seattle Slew mare, is the second most expensive to have ever been sold at Keeneland.
Coolmore Stud spent $3,400,000 on a Storm Cat filly. John Magnier and Michael Tabor are as yet undecided as to whether she will be trained in Europe or remain in North America.
KALYPSO POOR RUN DUE TO PROBLEM
Kalypso Katie, who finished a well beaten fifth in Sunday's Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks at the Curragh, may have been suffering from an as yet undisclosed physical condition.
Jeremy Noseda trainer of the Fairy King filly stated: "Something came to light very quickly after the race which explained her performance. Mr Tabor is in Keenland and until I have spoken to him, I don't want to say something publicly. Kalypso Katie encountered a physical problem during the race and we will examine things more closely now she has returned home."
KING'S BEST CONTINUES HIS RECOVERY
Sagitta 2000 Guineas winner King's Best is continuing his recovery from the canon bone injury he sustained in the Budweiser Irish Derby. The Kingmambo colt is currently stabled at the Aga Khan's Ballymany Stud at The Curragh.
Joe Mercer, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail stated: "King's Best is making very satisfactory progress. There are no plans for him at the moment, but everything is going fine."
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