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Sunday, July 23, 2000


KEMPTON - Good to firm, watered.

REDCAR - Firm, good to firm in places, watered.

SOUTHWELL - Good to firm, watered


Bookmakers Coral have removed odds-on favourite Montjeu from the betting on next Saturday's £750,000 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot following support for the second and third favourites.

"We have seen consistent each-way interest against Montjeu today from some shrewd sources, especially for Daliapour and Fruits Of Love. With the ground already firm and a dry week forecast we believe Montjeu is unlikely to be in the field at Ascot," said Coral spokesman Ian Wassell.

Coral's new betting 7-2 Daliapour, 4-1 Fruits Of Love, 6-1 Air Shakur, Kayf Tara, 7-1 Mutafaweq, Fantastic Light, 10-1 Beat All, Ramruma, 20-1 Mutamam, 25-1 Commander Collins, Gold Academy, 33-1 Compton Ace, 40-1 Raypour.

Date for 2001 Dubai World Cup announced

The Dubai World Cup Committee Chairman, Les Benton, today announced the date of the sixth running of the US$6million Group I Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates, as Saturday, March 24, 2001.

The Dubai World Cup, the first leg of the 2001 Emirates World Series Racing Championship, was the first appearance for the year of the 1999 Emirates World Series Racing Championship winner Daylami while current leader Dubai Millennium won the race in 2000.

The Dubai World Cup will be the highlight of a seven race programme where all events will be run under Group status.

Recently the International Cataloguing Standards Committee promoted the US$2million Dubai Duty Free, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, and Dubai Sheema Classic, sponsored by the Jebel Ali Free Zone and Dubai Ports Authority, from Group III to Group II while the Godolphin Mile, sponsored by the Jebel Ali Hotel and Golf Resort, Dubai Golden Shaheen, sponsored by Gulf News went from Listed status to Group III.

The UAE Derby was also promoted to Group III after its first running and in 2001, its increase in prizemoney from US$500,000 to US$2million makes it the richest Derby ever run.


Racegoers of all ages are catered for at Ayr's next meeting on Monday, July 24. Not only does the six-race programme include two £10,000-added handicaps, but there will be no shortage of entertainments to amuse the younger members of the holiday crowd.

The day's Showcase Race is run at 4.15pm, the £10,000-added TOTE ‘totalbet.com' HANDICAP, a six-furlong contest that is likely to attract a very competitive field. The card finishes on a high note at 4.45pm with another £10,000 race, the WESTERN HOUSE FOR WEDDINGS HANDICAP.

Ayr is delighted to welcome a new sponsor, the investment management firm Capel Cure Sharp. The company backs the CAPEL CURE SHARP NURSERY HANDICAP at 2.45pm, part of recently-launched seven-race series for two-year-olds. The series culminates in a final on October 21, and Capel Cure Sharp generously offering a £100,000 bonus to the connections of any juvenile who is successful in two of the first six races and the final.

With the meeting taking place when many people are enjoying their annual holidays, there will be a kiddies' mini fun-fair with plenty of rides to keep younger racegoers amused throughout the afternoon.

Last year's equivalent of the £5,000-added EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND MAIDEN STAKES (2.15pm), over seven furlongs, was won by Nicholas Dudley, trained by Sir Mark Prescott, who was conducting a long-distance raid from Newmarket, as was the Mark Tompkins-trained Westminster, who took the equivalent of the BREATH OF FRESH AYR CLASSIFIED STAKES (3.45pm).

Richard Pridham, Ayr's General Manager and Clerk of the Course, said: "With so many people on holiday at this time of year, what could be better than bringing the family to the races at Ayr on Monday, July 24. We have some really good racing on offer and side attractions to keep the younger racegoers amused."

Racing begins at 2.15pm and admission prices are Club £14, Grandstand £7. Admission for students and OAPs costs £4 on production of ID and accompanied children under 16 are admitted FREE. Coach and Car Parking is also FREE and there is a FREE creche.





POOL £348,568.99 (After Deductions)

ROLLOVER £348,568.99 TO JULY 29


DIVIDEND £114.00
POOL £129,174.50 (After Deductions)


ROLLOVER £502,946.79 TO JULY 29
( After Deductions)

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