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Monday, July 24, 2000



BEST PRICES FOR THE KING GEORGE




King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Group One), Ascot, Saturday, July 29

Montjeu - 8/11 C
Daliapour - 6 T
Fantastic Light - 11 C, T
Kayf Tara - 11 C
Fruits Of Love - 12 L
Shiva - 16 C
Air Shakur - 16 T
Beat All - 25 L, T
Compton Ace - 40 C, T
Gold Academy - 66 L
Raypour - 100 T

(All Quoted)

C=Coral L=Ladbrokes T=Tote



LATEST WILLIAM HILL ANTE-POST PRICES FOR ASCOT AND GOODWOOD




THE TOTE INTERNATIONAL HCP: 5-1 Caribbean Monarch, 7-1 Tayseer, 9-1 Nice One Clare, Tillerman, 10-1 El Gran Papa, Persiano, 12-1 Wahj, 14-1 Speedfit Too, 16-1 Free Option, Sugarfoot, 20-1 Atlantic Rhapsody, Duke Of Modena, Maidaan, Nicobar, Peartree House, Rendition, Tussle, 25-1 BAR

THE WILLIAM HILL MILE: 8-1 Caribbean Monarch, Tayseer, 10-1 John Ferneley (from 12), Persiano, Pythios, 12-1 Free Option, Tillerman, 14-1 Black Silk, Calcutta, El Gran Papa, Pantar, Strahan, 16-1 Albarahin, Calcutta, Hymn,Man O'Mystery, Pulau Tioman, Speedfit Too, Triple Dash, 20-1 Atlantic Rhapsody, Full Flow, Hopeful Light, Lagoon, Maidaan, Peartree House, Red N Socks, Second Wind, Sharmy (from 16), 25-1 BAR (25-1 Attivus (from 33).


THE STEWARDS CUP: 8-1 Nice One Clare (from 10), 10-1 Tayseer, 14-1 Blue Mountain (from 16), Royal Result, Rudik (from 20), 16-1 Aljawf, Cadeaux Cher, Deep Space, Ho Leng (from 20), 20-1 Cry Havoc, Ellens Lad, Sartorial(from 16), 25-1 Duke Of Modena, Further Outlook, Gaelic Storm, Halmahera, Juwwi, Kathology, Literary Society, Second Wind (from 20), Trinculo, Undeterred, 33-1 BAR



KING'S BEST TO STAND IN IRELAND




King's Best, winner of the Sagitta 2000 Guineas before injurinh himself in the Budweiser Irish Derby, will stand as a stallion in Ireland after being purchased by the Kilgangan Stud.


The Kingmambo colt will join the stallions Pennekamp, Cape Cross, In The Wings and Xaar at the stud.




INCREASED PRIZE MONEY FOR VOLTIGEUR




This year's renewal of the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York will have a Total Prize Fund £150,000 - up from £110,000 last year.


The Group Two contest, to be run this year on August 22, has received the extra funding form John and Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor. The trio decided to make the donation to mark the successes of Stravinsky in the Nunthorpe and Mull of Kintyre's in the Gimcrack at last year's York Ebor meeting.


In addition to the Great Voltigeur, the Ballydoyle team has also put up an extra £10,000 for the Listed EBF Galtres Stakes on the final day of the Ebor meeting, taking the prize money up tp £40,000.




DETTORI RIDES WORK




Jockey Frankie Dettori was back in the saddle this morning when riding work for Godolphin in Newmarket. Dettori was riding for the first time since being injured in the plane crash at Newmarket on June 1, when pilot Patrick Mackay was killed.


His agent Andrew Stringer stated: "His ankle felt good and he was happy to be back - he'll ride out for 10 days and then decide when to return. He felt stiff and will know more in 10 days."



FRUITS OF LOVE IN FITNESS BATTLE FOR KING GEORGE




Mark Johnston's Fruits Of Love is in a battle to get fit for Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot. The Hansel horse injured a hock while swimming on Saturday.


The trainer reported: "It's a little better but that is not to say it is anything other than a serious setback. We'll try to reduce the swelling but he will miss a gallop which will undoubtedly affect his chance."



US SUCCESS FOR WELD




Curragh trainer Dermot Weld tasted success in the US last night when his Pine Dance landed the Grade Two American Derby at Arlington Park, Chicago. Hymn, trained by John Gosden, finished second under Japanese ace Yutaka Take.

Pine Dance, a 15/2 outsider of four, was successful under Eddie Ahern. Weld stated: "I've won on every track in America I've had runners except here, so I had to rectify it."



McCOY STOOD DOWN FOR 21 DAYS




Champion National Hunt jockey Tony McCoy has been stood down for 21 days after suffering concussion when falling from Baron Allfours in the Phoenix Roofing & Flooring Contractors Maiden Chase at Southwell yesterday.


McCoy was unconscious for several minutes after the fall, before being stretchered off to the medical room. The course doctor, Dr David Fenton stated: "The jockey was briefly unconscious before coming round, and though there is nothing broken, because he was unconscious for a time he will be stood down for 21 days."



SENDAWAR MAY RETURN AT DEAUVILLE




The French-trained colt Sendawar may attempt to get back to winning ways in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on August 13. The son of Priolo disappointed last time out when finishing fourth behind Dubai Millennium in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot. Godolphin's star is also a possibility for Deauville.


The colt's trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre stated: "I really have no explanation for his disappointing effort at Ascot. All I can say is that he took much longer to recover from the race than usual. Sendawar is fine at the moment and will be given some serious work the week after next. Too bad if Dubai Millennium if he wants to take us on at Deauville."


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