Tuesday, July 25, 2000
TOTE PRICES FOR SANDOWN TOMORROW
Norfolk Reed - 12
Willoughby's Boy - 13/2
Cote Soleil - 12
Falconidae - 7/2
Hilltop Warning - 16
Rushmore - 11/2
Shadow Prince - 5/2
Magelta - 16
Proud Chief - 25
Royal Ivy - 14
Cedar Prince - 16
Mister Clinton - 10
LATEST KING GEORGE BEST ODDS FROM LADBROKES AND WILLIAM HILL
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Ascot, Saturday, July 29
Montjeu - 8/13 WH
Daliapour - 9/2 L, WH
Kayf Tara - 9 L
Fantastic Light - 10 L, WH
Fruits Of Love - 12 L
Shiva - 12 L
Air Shakur - 14 L
Beat All - 25 L
Compton Ace - 33 L, WH
Gold Academy - 66 L
Raypour - 66 L, WH
L=Ladbrokes WH=William Hill
CRIMPLENE WORKS OUT
Clive Brittain's star filly Crimplene had a racecourse gallop at Yarmouth today. The Lion Cavern filly quickened away impressively from stablemates Silva Paradise and Prince Caspian, under her regular partner Philip Robinson.
Afterwards, an extremely happy Clive Britain stated: "I was very pleased as it was me getting cold feet that we'd go to Goodwood for the Nassau stone cold and that's why we came. She gets better as she races, as she has proved and it was no good coming here and doing Mickey Mouse stuff. She's around five kilos off racing weight. After Goodwood she's in the Champion Stakes and that could be a prep race for the Breeders Cup."
KINANE RETURNS TOMORROW
Jockey Michael Kinane returns to the saddle tomorrow at Naas tomorrow and looks set to renew his association with Montjeu in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot. Kinane has been sidelined since sustaining a back injury at the Curragh on July 1.
John Shortt, Kinane's agent stated: "Michael will be at Naas on Wednesday where he rides a two-year-old for Aidan O'Brien. I have not spoken to him for a couple of days but he was planning to ride Montjeu and as far as I know, he will."
SHIVA COULD RUN IN KING GEORGE
Henry Cecil's Shiva could possibly run in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot - if she gets her favoured soft conditions underfoot. Currently the ground at the Royal course is described as good to firm, although the course was watered yesterday and rain is expected towards the end of the week.
If Shiva does make the starting line up on Saturday, she will be the sole representative of Warren Place as both of Cecil's other contenders, Beat Hollow and Ramruma, were withdrawn at yesterday's five-day confirmation stage.
Meanwhile, Kevin Darley has been booked to ride Beat All for Sir Michael Stoute in Saturday's race.
CAUSEWAY SET FOR YORK
Giant's Causeway, successful last time out in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, is on course for York's Group One Juddmonte International over a mile and a quarter on August 22.
The Storm Cat colt's joint-owner Michael Tabor stated yesterday: "The Juddmonte is the target and I'm looking forward to York - he's a very tough horse. We've thought about stepping him up to a mile and a half, but we'll see about that later in the season."
SUMMER FESTIVAL CONTINUES AT SEDGEFIELD
The Summer Festival continues at Sedgefield with meetings on Thursday July 27 and Thursday August 3. The racecourse is again hoping for a good crowd, after around 3,500 people attended last week's evening meeting.
The main race to be run at the two meetings is the £6,000 added Express Week of Racing Handicap Chase over two miles and five furlongs on August 3.
Sedgefield will continue the competition for the leading trainer and jockey over the three meetings, with a notional £1 bet being placed on every runner at starting price. The trainer and jockey showing the highest profit over the three meetings will both win £500.
36 DECLARED FOR TOTE INTERNATIONAL
36 horses were declared at the five-day stage for Saturday's £150,000 Tote International Stakes at Ascot.
They are headed by Sugarfoot on 9-10, who was most recently seen out when a Listed event at Ascot on July 15. Royal Hunt Cup victor Carribean Monarch is also a possibility off of 8-12 for Sir Michael Stoute. Fellow Royal Ascot winner El Gran Papa, successful in the Britannia Handicap, could also run in the seven furlong contest for John Gosden, whose Russian Revival was successful last year in the seven furlong contest.
The three challengers from Scandinavia - El Gran Lode (Sweden), Woven Roving (Denmark) and Senador (Sweden) - have all stood their ground.
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