Tuesday, July 24, 2001
LATEST LADBROKES ANTE-POST PRICES
Vodafone Stewards Cup
10-Seven No Trumps, 10-Undeterred, 12-Mujado, 14-Brevity, 16-Deep Space, 20-Candleriggs, 20-Continent, 25-Antonio Canova, 25-Blackheath, 25-Cadeaux Cher, 25-Cotton House, 25-Cubism, 25-Glowing 25-Ho Leng, 25-Honesty Fair, 25-Kathology, 25-Marsad, 25-Night Haven, 25-Palace Affair, 25-Palanzo, 25-Polar Kingdom, 25-Promised, 25-Railroader, 25-Rudik, 25-Smart Predator, 25-Zuhair, 33-Bon Ami, 33-Flak Jacket, 33-Galloway Boy, 33-Get Stuck In, 33-Guinea Hunter, 33-Halmahera, 33-Juwwi, 33-Labrett, 33-Loyal Tycoon, 33-Mitcham, 33-Now Look Here
Each-way ¼ odds places 1,2,3,4
The King George VI Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes
4/7-Galileo, 5/2-Fantastic Light, 12-Anabaa Blue, 14-Morshdi, 14-Mutamam, 16-Golden Snake, 16-Hightori, 20-Storming Home, 25-Millenary, 25-Mutafaweq, 40-Broche, 50-Bonnard, 50-Give The Slip, 50-Lear Spear, 66-Ice Dancer, 66-Pebble Island, 150-Chimes At Midnight
Each-way 1/5 odds places 1,2,3.
William Hill Mile
10-Analyser, 10-Surprise Encounter, 10-True Night, 12-Big Future, 12-Vicious Knight, 14-Muthaaber, 14-Top Dirham, 16-Parisien Star, 16-Persiano, 16-Thihn, 20-Amicable, 20-Camberley, 20-Cornelius, 20-Digital, 20-Hilltop Warning, 20-Little Amin, 20-Lord Protector, 20-Masterful, 20-Nimello, 20-Peartree House, 20-Petit Marquis, 20-Riberac, 20-Wannabe Around, 25-Bold King, 25-Brilliant Red, 25-Calcutta, 25-Golden Dragon, 25-Highland Reel, 25-Muchea, 25-Proceed With Care, 25-Sharp Play, 25-Soviet Flash, 25-Swift Dispersal, 25-Turku, 25-Volontiers, 25-Premier Baron.
Each-way ¼ odds places 1,2,3,4.
8-Misraah, 9-Atavus, 10-Big Future, 10-Nice One Clare, 12-Tillerman, 12-True Night, 14 from 16-Hurricane Floyd, 16-Camberley, 20-Amaranth, 20-Duke Of Modena, 20-Fath, 20-Orientor, 20-Proceed With Care, 20-Zucchero, 25-Doctor Spin, 25-Indian Spark, 25-Mount Abu, 25-Muchea, 25-Needwood Blade, 25-Velvet Glade, 25-Royal Artist, 33-Amicable, 33-Baaridd, 33-Hangover Square, 33-Ho Leng, 33-Polar Kingdom, 33-Hilltop Warning, 33-Jedeydd, 33-Now Look Here, 33-Peartree House, 40-Blue Mountain, 40-Moon Parade
Each Way ¼ odds places 1,2,3,4.
JOCKEYS' ASSOCIATION NEWS & VIEWS ON NEW WEBSITE
The Jockeys' Association of Great Britain (JAGB) today on its new website announced a 3.5% rise in riding fees from August 3, 2001 - full details are on the site.
The JAGB, which represents professional jockeys in Britain, including such household names as Frankie Dettori and Tony McCoy, has just launched its new website at: www.jockeysassociation.co.uk
The site will be frequently updated, with the news and comment section giving the official JAGB view on the major issues in racing
Profiles of leading Flat and National Hunt riders can also be found on the site, along with up-to-date contact details for jockeys' agents.
There is also information on racing's top social occasion, the Lesters, the jockeys' awards dinner held every April, while the sponsorship section will be launched shortly.
Michael Caulfield, the JAGB Executive Manager, said: "The JAGB team, despite a busy schedule, has produced an exciting new website outlining the history, benefits and services offered by the Association as well as profiles on the leading jockeys.
"We recognise that any good website needs updating so I am hoping that our news column will become an important part of the site. We will be using the website to express our views on all the major topics within racing."
CHAMPAGNE LANSON SUSSEX STAKES THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE MOST VALUABLE GLORIOUS GOODWOOD EVER
Medicean, unbeaten in three starts this season, is on target for the Group One Champagne Lanson Sussex Stakes, the feature race of the five days of Glorious Goodwood 2001 which starts a week today on Tuesday, July 31, 2001.
The four-year-old Machiavellian colt, trained by Sir Michael Stoute at Newmarket, is "an intended runner in the Champagne Lanson Sussex Stakes, all being well," according to Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Newmarket-based Cheveley Park Stud, the owners.
Medicean's victories this year include two Group One events, the Lockinge Stakes and the Eclipse Stakes, at Newbury and Sandown respectively, as well as taking the Group Two Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Richardson indicated that final confirmation of Medicean's participation in the £275,000 Goodwood contest rests upon talks this evening between the trainer and the owners, but he is "hopeful" the colt will be lining up at Goodwood on Wednesday, August 1.
Asked if Medicean had come out of the Eclipse well, Richardson replied: "Yes he has. We were delighted with the way that he came through that race and Sir Michael is pleased with his progress since."
Medicean has five career victories to his name over a mile and his magnificent success in the Eclipse was the first time that he succeeded over another two furlongs.
Commenting on the step-down to a mile in the Champagne Lanson Sussex Stakes, Richardson said: "Having won the Celebration Mile at Goodwood last year, he confirmed himself as a horse competitive over that trip. The Eclipse was to establish if he stayed the extra distance and he proved that he does. I'd be optimistic that the return to a mile would not be to his disadvantage."
In addition to winning last season's Celebration Mile at Goodwood in late August, Medicean also came third to Iron Horse' Giant's Causeway in the 2000 renewal of the Champagne Lanson Sussex Stakes.
"I think the ground is a factor as Medicean prefers top of the ground. A summer campaign is important to him and Goodwood is recognised as a track for that type of surface. He's a horse who almost does too well and it's important that he's kept going, rather than taking longish breaks, as he thrives on his racing," Richardson added.
The Michael Jarvis-trained Ameerat, winner of the fillies' classic, the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, is another probable runner, while Ireland's champion trainer Aidan O'Brien still has 13 entries to choose from including Bach, Black Minnaloushe, Bonnard and King Charlemagne.
Richard Hannon has both Tamburlaine and Cape Town, unbeaten this season, still engaged in the Group One event, but the former could be heading for an alternative engagement at Glorious Goodwood, the Group Three Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes on Friday, August 3.
The trainer stresses that Cape Town's participation very much depends on the ground, with the four-year-old son of Desert Style not likely to run if the going is firm. Cape Town finished third in last year's Irish 2,000 Guineas, beaten only a length by dual Guineas winner Bachir. This season he has won his only two starts at Yarmouth and Ascot, where he took a Listed race when beating Swallow Flight.
Asked if his charge was up to winning a Group One contest, Hannon replied: "He could well be. He's a good horse and he beat a Group One performer on his last start at Ascot."
Cape Town has previously run extremely creditably at Goodwood, finishing third to Medicean in last season's Group Two Celebration Mile.
Glorious Goodwood is one of the highlights of the racing and social seasons and will have record prize money of over £1,600,000.
On the opening day of the meeting, Tuesday, July 31, Goodwood's impressive new £5-million paddock development will be officially opened. The opening ceremony will be conducted by the BBC's Clare Balding, with past and present jockeys and trainers on hand including Willie Carson, Joe Mercer, Walter Swinburn, Pat Eddery and Mark Johnston.
Record three-time Goodwood Cup hero Double Trigger will parade and the new paddock champagne and seafood bar is named in his honour.
Racing action gets under way on Tuesday with the £50,000 BET DIRECT SUMMER STAKES (2.15pm), followed by the £75,000 Group Two GERRARD RICHMOND STAKES (2.45pm) which is being sponsored by investment management company Gerrard for the first time in 2001 and is worth 50% more than last year.
The Tuesday also sees the running of one of the most important trials for the St Leger, the £50,000 Group Three PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES (3.20pm) over a mile and a half. A thrilling finish last season saw the John Dunlop-trained Millenary pip Air Marshall and the winner went on to confirm placings when landing the season's final classic at Doncaster. Trainer Luca Cumani, whose Commanche Run took the Gordon Stakes en route to St Leger glory in 1984, has stated that his recent Haydock Listed winner Xtra could line up this year. A new sponsorship sees the £50,000 ladbrokes.co.uk PRESTIGE HANDICAP (3.50pm) over a mile and six furlongs run, while the £50,000 Group Three KING GEORGE STAKES takes place over one of the fastest five-furlong courses in the country.
The Wednesday is the richest day of the meeting, with the £275,000 Group One LANSON CHAMPAGNE SUSSEX STAKES (3.20pm). This renewal of one of Europe's most prestigious mile race is the richest ever, with prize money up by £25,000 on last year's total.
Lanson Champagne also back the big juvenile race of the day on Wednesday, the £50,000 Group Three LANSON CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE STAKES (2.45pm), for the 27th and final year in succession. Middleham-based Mark Johnston is hoping to add to his impressive Glorious Goodwood record in this event with Leo's Luckyman, a very impressive winner on his debut at Ayr last month.
Opening Wednesday's card is the £35,000-added MARRIOTT HOTELS GOODWOOD STAKES (2.15pm) which has 40% more prize money and will see the re-introduction of the race distance of two miles, five furlongs at Goodwood, with the runners starting at the winning post in front of the stands and a flag start being used, and the 12-furlong TOTE GOLD TROPHY (3.50pm) is one the richest handicaps, worth £70,000.
After racing on Wednesday, Goodwood members will have the opportunity to be entertained by leading comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner, who will be performing in the Richmond Enclosure. Admission for this event costs £37.50 and tickets can be purchased by calling Brenda Hamilton on 01243 755029.
Stayers get their chance to shine on Thursday too, with the £90,000 Group Two JP MORGAN PRIVATE BANK GOODWOOD CUP (3.20pm) over two miles. The prize money for this event has been increased by £10,000 and last year's winner Royal Rebel, victorious in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on his latest appearance, is out for a repeat bid according to his trainer Mark Johnston, who handled Double Trigger.
Another new sponsor at Glorious Goodwood 2001 is spread betting company Cantor Sport, which is backing the £45,000 Group Three cantorsport.co.uk MOLECOMB STAKES (2.45pm), up £5,000 in value.
The richest handicap of the week also takes place on the Thursday, the £100,000 WILLIAM HILL MILE (3.50pm) which is always a very competitive affair. Currently heading the ante-post market for this race with the sponsor is the John Gosden-trained Analyser, victorious in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot. A public draw for Saturday's Vodafone Stewards' Cup will happen on the Thursday, with connections able to select their stall number for this famous handicap.
The Friday's three most valuable races are the £50,000 Group Three THEO FENNELL LENNOX STAKES (3.20pm) over seven furlongs, the £50,000 LADY O MEMORIAL GLORIOUS RATED STAKES (3.50pm), which is being sponsored for the first time by the Osborne family in memory of the late Lady Osborne, and another new sponsorship, the £50,000 melcollier.com HANDICAP, being backed by Mel Collier, formerly the writer of the Pricewise column in the Racing Post.
The opening race, the £45,000 Daily Telegraph Discover Racing Handicap (2.15pm), is the third new sponsorship of the day and throughout the week jockeys will be battling to become leading rider at the meeting, which is sponsored by The Daily Telegraph for the first time, with the most successful jockey receiving an engraved pair of cufflinks, and a donation going to the Injured Jockeys' Fund.
The Saturday is the final day of Glorious Goodwood, with Vodafone backing four races on the card including the £135,000 Group One VODAFONE NASSAU STAKES (3.20pm) for fillies and mares, the £85,000 VODAFONE STEWARDS' CUP (3.50pm) which is the biggest betting race of the week, and the £25,000-added Listed VODAFONE THOROUGHBRED STAKES (2.45pm).
Vodafone once again is offering a £1,500 prize to the most successful stable at the meeting, with the prize being shared among the staff who will gain an extra £1,000 if the stable has not won a classic.
Rod Fabricius, Clerk of the Course and General Manager at Goodwood, said: "All of us here at Goodwood are geared up for what looks set to be a truly vintage Glorious Goodwood. With record prize money on offer and excellent races, there will be great racing throughout the five days of the Festival Meeting."
The going is currently good to firm following over one and a half inches of rain last week and watering will take place as necessary.
EXTRA PRIZES FOR THE EMIRATES WORLD SERIES FANTASY CHALLENGE
The build up continues to thesecond leg of the 2001 Emirates World Series the King George VI and QueenElizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, which looks set to see the mouth watering clash between the 2000 World Champion Fantastic Light and the dual Derby winner Galileo.
After the five day entry stagethere were still 18 horses remaining in the field including, Italian Derby winner Morshdi, 2000 St Leger winner Millenary, Canadian International and Coronation Cup hero Mutafaweq and multiple Group One winner Golden Snake.
The mile and a half race,sponsored by De Beers, has also attracted entries from France including thePrix du Jockey Club winner Anabaa Blue and Hightori, who finished third toCaptain Steve in the first leg of the Emirates World Series the Dubai World Cup.
The Emirates World Series, sponsored by Emirates, the award winning international airline of the United Arab Emirates, travels aroundthe globe taking in the twelve most prestigious thoroughbred races, in tencountries and on four continents - from the traditions of Ascot in Britain and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere in Paris, to the glamour of the Breeders' Cup and Arlington Million in the USA, the fun and fashions on display at the Carlton Draught Cox Plate in Melbourne and the vast crowds of racing fans at the Japan Cup, and the excitement of the final battle the Hong Kong Cup. All are great races and events in their own right and together they provide a global test in horse racing to establish the Emirates World SeriesChampion of 2001.
On Saturday there could be morepeople celebrating victory than just the winning owner, trainer and jockeythanks to the exciting on-line competition the Emirates World Series FantasyChallenge. By logging on to www.racingseries.com,players have the chance to set up their own fantasy stable of horses, trainersand jockeys who will compete in Emirates World Series races.
After each race players areawarded points depending on how their stable has performed, prior to each racethey will be reminded to log on and chose their next two horses, their trainerand their jockey to enter their stable. After the final leg of the EmiratesWorld Series, the player with the most points will win First Class travel toDubai aboard Emirates, the award winning international airline of the UnitedArab Emirates and a five night stay in the Burj Al Arab, a super-deluxe allsuite hotel which sets new standards in luxury and service.
After Ascot the player with the mostpoints will win a copy of The Directory Of The Turf 2001, the internationalguide to horse racing, and a baseball cap signed by a key participant in therace, the players with the most points in each country will also win a copy ofThe Directory Of The Turf 2001. Log on to www.racingseries.comfor all the up to date news on the 2001 Emirates World Series and the EmiratesWorld Series Fantasy Challenge.
RACING IN ENGLAND ASCOT SATURDAY, 28TH JULY
14.50 (GMT) King George VI and Queen Elizabeth DiamondStakes (Group 1)
The Second Leg of the 2001 Emirates World Series
Horse left in the race after the five day stage.
Broche (USA) Saeed bin Suroor
Chimes At Midnight (USA) Luke Comer
Fantastic Light (USA) Saeed bin Suroor
Give The Slip (GB) Saeed bin Suroor
Golden Snake (USA) John Dunlop
Hightori (FR) Philippe Demercastel
Holding Court (GB) Michael Jarvis
Lear Spear (USA) Henry Cecil
Millenary (GB) John Dunlop
Mutafaweq (USA) Saeed bin Suroor
Mutamam (GB) Alec Stewart
Anabaa Blue (GB) Carlos Lerner
Bonnard (IRE) Aidan O'Brien
Galileo (IRE) Aidan O'Brien
Ice Dancer (IRE) Aidan O'Brien
Morshdi (GB) AidanO'Brien
Pebble Island (USA) Aidan O'Brien
Storming Home (GB) Barry Hills
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