Friday, July 7, 2000
BP=best price of Coral (C), William Hill (H), Ladbrokes (L) and the Tote (T)
4.05pm Sandown Park CORAL-ECLIPSE STAKES (CLASS A) (GROUP ONE) 1M 2F
BORDER ARROW 25-1 T, H
FANTASTIC LIGHT 11-2 T, H
GOLD ACADEMY 40-1 C, L, H
KALANISI 4-1 T
SHIVA 5-2 C
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY 8-1 L
SAKHEE 9-4 C
SUN CHARM 200-1 L
2.50pm Sandown Park RIO DE JANEIRO HANDICAP (CLASS C) 7F
SMART RIDGE 33-1 H, C
LAGOON 8-1 H, T
SHATIN VENTURE 20-1 C
DUKE OF MODENA 10-1 C, L
EL GRAN PAPA 7-2 C, T, L
NOBLE PURSUIT 18-1 L
BIG FUTURE 11-2 C, L
TAP 33-1 T, L
PEACOCK ALLEY 11-2 H, T
NORFOLK REED 20-1 H, T
KNOCKTOPHER ABBEY 20-1 T
KING SILCA 25-1 T, L
ARETINO 25-1 T, L
PRETAIL 25-1 ALL FIRMS
CELEBRATION TOWN 16-1 C, H
RUSHMORE 14-1 C, L
REVERIE MAKES DEBUT
Reverie, a two-year-old Bishop Of Cashel colt, makes his debut in the European Breeders Fund Maiden Stakes (2.15pm), over seven furlongs, at Sandown tomorrow.
Trained by Richard Hannon, at East Everleigh stables, Reverie has been described by his handler as a beautiful, big, strong, fine, smashing-looking colt. It will be extremely interesting to see if the ability of Hannon's juvenile matches his looks.
DONCASTER OFFER £1 MILLION BONUS FOR 2001
Doncaster Racecourse have again offered a £1 million bonus for any horse that can win the Racing Post Trophy this year and the Vodafone Derby and Rothmans Royals St Leger next year.
The Racing Post Million Bonus was attempted by Aristotle this year. However after his win in the Racing Post Trophy last October, he could only finish tenth in the Vodafone Derby. The last horse to be successful in all three races was the Henry Cecil-trained Reference Point in 1987.
This year the Racing Post Trophy is on October 21 and will be worth £175,000 - up from £150,000 last year.
LARGE SCOOP6 POOL TOMORROW
There could be a big win tomorrow for anyone who can win the Tote Scoop6. With no winner last week, the rollover win fund stands at £54,174 while there is £267,430 in the bonus fund.
Tomorrow's races for the Scoop6 are:
Sandown 2.50 - Rio de Janiero Handicap
Haydock 3.05 - Unigate Lancashire Oaks
Sandown 3.25 - Porcelanosa Sprint Stakes
Haydock 3.40 - L&C Old Newton Cup
Sandown 4.05 - Coral Eclipse Stakes
Sandown 4.40 - Theodore Goddard Handicap
DUFFIELD ABOARD CAUSEWAY
George Duffield will take the ride on Giant's Causeway in tomorrow's Coral Eclipse at Sandown, in place of the injured Mick Kinane.
Duffield rode for Ballydoyle last Sunday when third in the Budweiser Irish Derby on Ciro. His biggest success for Ballydoyle was when he partnered Aristotle to success in last season's Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.
KALYPSO KATIE AND PETRUSHKA FOR IRELAND
Kalypso Katie and Petrushka, second and fourth respectively in the Vodafone Oaks on June 9, are both set to go in the Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks at the Curragh on July 16.
Jeremy Noseda stated of Kalypso Katie: "The plan at present is to run."
Tim Jones of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, the owners of Petrushka, reported that a replacement was still being sought for Kieren Fallon: "No riding plans have been made but she has had a good preparation and the Curragh is very much the plan."
EL GRAN SENOR RETIRED FROM STUD DUTIES
El Gran Senor, brilliant winner of the 1984 2000 Guineas and runner-up to Secreto in the Derby, has been retired from stud duties at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky.
The 19 year-old, a son of Northern Dancer, has had ongoing trouble with his fertility. As a stallion his best progeny were Rodrigo de Triano, Belmez, Lit de Justice, Toussad and Spainish Fern.
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