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Wednesday, July 17, 2002


Coral today opened betting on the Rothmans Royals St Leger and make Kazzia their 3-1 favourite to win her third Classic.

Sholokhov, runner-up in his last two Group One appearances, is 7-1 to go one better with Balakheri, Ballingarry and Jelani all 8-1.

"This is the most open St Leger for many years and should prove a terrific ante post betting event", said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

3-1 Kazzia, 7-1 Sholokhov, 8-1 Ballingarry, Balakheri, Jelani, 12-1 Bollin Eric, 14-1 Bandari, Highest, 16-1 Black Sam Bellamy, Diaghilev, Spanish John, Simeon, 20-1 Gamut, First Charter, Kashmor, Mr Dinos, Mamool, Sir George Turner, 25-1 Tholjanah, Kaieteur, Latest Moment

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Evs Sakhee, 5-2 Grandera, 8-1 Golan, 10-1 Millenary, 12-1 Boreal, Nayef, 14-1 Aquarelliste, 16-1 High Pitched, Quarter Moon, Storming Home, Zindabad, 25-1 Kutub, Tobougg, Others on request

William Hill Mile
8-1 Heretic, 10-1 Beauchamp Pilot, Demonstrate, Ghannam, 12-1 Shot To Fame, Green Line, 14-1 Kelburne, 16-1 Courageous Duke, Divine Task, Dumaran, Finished Article, Judge Davidson, Lunar Leo, Pentecost, Scotty's Future

Vodafone Stewards Cup
8-1 Feet So Fast, 10-1 Border Subject, 14-1 Gateman, 16-1 Chookie Heiton, Doctor Spin, Flak Jacket, Onlytime Will Tell, Tom Tun, 20-1 Awake, Bond Boy, Halmahera, Manorbier, My American Beauty, Peruvian Chief, Salviati, Trace Clip, Vanderlin, 22-1 Watching, Scottys Future, Candleriggs

Tote Cambridgeshire
14-1 Albanova, Beauchamp Pilot, 16-1 Heretic, Jabaar, 20-1 Bonecrusher, Common World, Divine Task, Gallant Boy, Ghannam, Kirovski, Leadership, Scotty's Future, 22-1 Danelor, Wixoe Express, 25-1 Kelburne, Arabie, Bourgainville, Green Line, J R Stevenson, Norton, Sea Star, Ulundi, Vintage Premium,

Tote Cesarewitch
12-1 Tees Components, 14-1 Conquestadora, 16-1 Bangalore, Billy Bonnie, Distant Prospect, Mr Dinos, 20-1 Brother Joe, Calladine, Clever Consul, Cupboard Lover, Establishment, Mana D'Argent, Riyadh, Sarangani, 22-1 Dancing Bay, Harlestone Grey

Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe
3-1 High Chaparral, 7-2 Sakhee, 5-1 Sulamani, 8-1 Grandera, Boreal, 10-1 Nayef, 12-1 Aquarelliste, Ange Gabriel, 14-1 Kazzia, 16-1 Bandari, Terre A Terre, 20-1 Golan, Rebelline, Fight Your Corner, Asian Heights, High Pitched, 25-1 Quarter Moon, Paolini, Others on Request


The most comprehensive review of British Racing ever undertaken has been assigned to a nine-strong Racing Review Committee chaired by BHB Chairman Peter Savill. It will include three other BHB Directors and the Chairman of the Levy Board.

The Review, announced at the Annual General Meeting of the British Horseracing Board last month, will cover almost all areas of British Racing and its product and will last approximately nine months. The Committee will consult extensively with all those directly and indirectly involved in the sport and will gather views and reactions through a combination of research, interview and questionnaire.

Priority will be given to those issues which could be introduced as early as 2003 and an interim report on these matters will be made to the BHB Board no later than November.

However, many of the areas that the Committee will be looking into will require more time for proper evaluation and it is anticipated that they will be covered in a second report to the Board in the spring of 2003 with a view to implementation in 2004.

Peter Savill said today: "The dramatic improvement in British Racing's finances and the pending abolition of the Levy Board require us to review the structure both of our industry and of our product. I am delighted so many able and knowledgeable individuals from all facets of the industry have been appointed to the Committee by the BHB Board. We are committed to recommending to the Board ways to make British Racing a more desirable product to all those involved in the sport whether directly or indirectly.

"We will also be looking for ways to create a more competitive and commercial environment for racecourses within a framework that allows British Racing to flourish and which balances fairly the interests of all parties in accordance with the responsibilities of BHB as the Governing Authority of British Racing".


9.30am Philip Robinson and Michael Jarvis

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 18th July 2002, will hear an appeal lodged by Philip Robinson, the rider of SHAHZAN HOUSE (IRE), and Michael Jarvis, the trainer, against the decision of the Newbury Stewards following the running of the Alex Napier Classified Stakes on 4th July, to find that the interference between SEROTONIN, placed first, ridden by Richard Hughes and SHAHZAN HOUSE (IRE), placed second, was accidental and did not improve the placing of SEROTONIN.

11am Richard Quinn

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 18th July 2002, will hear an appeal lodged by Richard Quinn, the rider of PLAY THAT TUNE, against the decision of the Kempton Stewards to find him guilty of irresponsible riding of a minor nature following his riding in the European Breeders Fund Maiden Fillies Stakes on 10th July, and to suspend him for five days.


The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected all five complaints made by SIS about an advertisement placed by BHB in the Racing Post last November which contained details of Racing's commercial charges from May 2002.

SIS had announced publicly that it was claiming five breaches of the Advertising Code in BHB's advertisement headlined "Bookmakers. 10 facts about British Racing's Charges".

SIS had objected:

1. that the advertisers' description of themselves as "British Racing" was misleading;
2. that the advertisement misleadingly implied that the complainant's pricing structure was designed to favour the larger operators, including its shareholders;
3. to the claim that "SIS will not be entitled to charge for the rights of British Racing";
4. that the breakdown of the complainants' prices was misleading because the advertiser could not know what proportion of SIS's pricing was attributed to the UK horse racing; and
5. that the advertisement violated the fair competition principles of the Codes and was therefore denigratory.

BHB Managing Director (Commercial) Nigel Smith said today:

"I am pleased that SIS's complaints have been rejected and that the ASA accepts that BHB accurately portrayed the relationship between SIS, bookmakers and rights payments.

"BHB is convinced that the way forward is through mutual co-operation rather than legal or regulatory challenges."


A box at Cheltenham on any race day (except during the Festival), a morning on the gallops and breakfast with the trainer of the Queen's horses Sir Michael Stoute, a tennis racket signed by Wimbledon legend Bjorn Borg and an England football shirt signed by 10 members of the 1966 World Cup Squad are just a few of the sporting items up for auction as part of the NSPCC Race Day at Newmarket on Sunday 28 July 2002.

Other auction items will include a pair of riding breeches donated and signed by champion jockey Kieren Fallon which have also been signed by a number of other top jockeys, among them Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori, Johnny Murtagh, and Mick Kinane. All funds raised from the auction will help to fund the NSPCC's vital work with children and families.

Popular impressionist Rory Bremner, will also be entertaining guests in the hospitality marquee, where tables of 10 are available at 950 (or 95 per person) and include entry into the race day as well as a three course lunch, and a number of exclusive auction items to bid for.

Coral Pritchard-Gordon, who is on the organising group for the NSPCC Race Day said, "We are delighted with the support we have been given by the sporting world. The race day will be a great day out, with something for everyone and we hope that young and old alike will come along, enjoy the event and at the same time do their bit to help put an end to child cruelty".

Prices for entry to the Family Race Day range from 4 per adult in the Family Enclosure to 18 per adult in the Members Enclosure. Concessions are available and children under 16 get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. The NSPCC will receive funds from all Race Day entry tickets sold in advance of the event.

Other attractions at the Race Day include 9-hole crazy golf, a surf simulator, an adventure playground, supervised and subsidised cr che, a children's entertainer, and live music as well as a full afternoon of racing.


Kazzia, winner of the two fillies' classics this year, is one of 46 entries for the 226th renewal of the world's oldest classic, Doncaster's Rothmans Royals St Leger, announced today, Wednesday, July 17, 2002.

Owned by Godolphin, the Saeed bin Suroor-trained filly is after the fillies' Triple Crown in the £400,000 Rothmans Royals St Leger which is run over 14 furlongs and 132 yards on Saturday, September 14.

The last filly to win the 1000 Guineas, Oaks and St Leger was Oh So Sharp, owned by Godolphin's founder Sheikh Mohammed, in 1985. Meld had previously achieved the same feat in 1955.

Kazzia is unbeaten in four races. She started this season by winning the Sagitta 1000 Guineas by a neck from Snowfire over a mile at Newmarket on May 5 and then made all to beat Quarter Moon by half a length, the pair well clear, in the Vodafone Oaks over a mile and a half at Epsom on June 7.

There are four other Godolphin entries for the Rothmans Royals St Leger - Mamool, who won the Group Three Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, plus Al Moulatham, Kashmor and Shami who are all lightly-raced sorts with plenty of potential.

Godolphin is after a fourth Rothmans Royals St Leger victory, having won the great classic with Classic Cliche in 1995, Nedawi in 1998 and Mutafaweq in 1999.

Quarter Moon's trainer Aidan O'Brien, who handles the horses of the other great world force, Coolmore, has eight entries. In his second year of trying, O'Brien sent out the impressive winner, Milan, of the 2001 Rothmans Royals St Leger from four runners. Milan subsequently finished well when second to Fantastic Light in the Grade One Breeders' Cup Turf at Belmont Park, USA, and was due to challenge for the top middle-distance races this year but suffered an injury on his first start.

Sholokhov and Ballingarry, second and third to stable companion High Chaparral in the Group One Budweiser Irish Derby, are two of the possible O'Brien runners this year.

The Irish trainer's other entries are Black Sam Bellamy, Creekview, Diaghilev, Roar Of The Tiger, Sorcerous and Starbourne.

Jelani ran very well when fourth to High Chaparral in the Vodafone Derby at Epsom on June 8 and the Rothmans Royal St Leger has been his aim ever since.

The Andy Turnell-trained colt followed up his classic placing with victory in a Haydock Listed race in which Bollin Eric came third. Bollin Eric had earlier been runner-up to Balakheri in the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, with First Charter and Kaieteur in third and fourth.

Bandari, disappointing when one of the most fancied contenders in the Derby, will be out to recapture his earlier form for Mark Johnston and the Yorkshire-based trainer also has Simeon and Sir George Turner.

Steven Clarke, the General Manager at Doncaster Racecourse, said: "The world's oldest classic, the 226th and most valuable Rothmans Royals St Leger, has attracted an excellent entry and we are all looking forward to another thrilling classic at Doncaster on Saturday, September 14, 2002."


Class A, Group One, Total Prize fund £400,000. Doncaster, Saturday, September 14, 2002, 1m 6f 132yds. For three-year-olds only, entire colts and fillies. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Entries closed Wednesday, July 10, 2002 (46 entries). Forfeit stage Tuesday, August 27, 2002. £25,000 supplementary entry stage Saturday, September 7, 2002. Five-day confirmation stage Monday, September 9, 2002. Final 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, September 12, 2002. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and include the racing of Monday, July 15, 2002. May not include some overseas form.

12 AL MOULATHAM 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
21-1315 BALAKHERI (IRE) 3 H.H. Aga Khan Sir Michael Stoute
11-1623 BALLINGARRY (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
1011-10 BANDARI (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
63-1255 BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
11-3223 BOLLIN ERIC 3 Sir Neil Westbrook Tim Easterby
1-250 CREEKVIEW (USA) 3 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Robert Sangster Aidan O'Brien IRE
45-1106 DIAGHILEV (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier, Lord Lloyd Webber Aidan O'Brien IRE
02-153 FIRST CHARTER 3 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
3-(2)0130 FRANKIES DREAM (IRE) 3 John Devaney Terry Mills
2-1 GAMUT (IRE) 3 Lord Weinstock Sir Michael Stoute
26-(1)(0)0 HALAWELLFIN HALA 3 Abdullah Saeed BelHab Clive Brittain
5-31346 HANDA ISLAND (USA) 3 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
2-2121 HIGHEST (IRE) 3 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Sir Michael Stoute
122-541 JELANI (IRE) 3 Claire Hollowood Andy Turnell
21-1242 KAIETEUR (USA) 3 Susan McCarthy Brian Meehan
1- KASHMOR (USA) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
11-11 KAZZIA (GER) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0-16 L'AFFAIRE MONIQUE 3 John Greetham Sir Michael Stoute
0-41223 LADY'S SECRET (IRE) 3 Elizabeth Roberts Barry Hills
1 LATEST MOMENT (USA) 3 Khalid Abdulla Amanda Perrett
214-415 MAMOOL (IRE) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
(5)(2)-(1)15 MANORSON (IRE) 3 Eastwind Racing Ltd David Arbuthnot
5-1610 MELLOW PARK (IRE) 3 Trish Burns Jeremy Noseda
2-31122 MR DINOS (IRE) 3 Constantinos Shiacolas Paul Cole
3-1314 NYSAEAN (IRE) 3 Jeffen Racing Richard Hannon
03-1104 OLD CALIFORNIA (IRE) 3 L. Neil Jones John Dunlop
1-10 PROVEN (USA) 3 Sheikh Mohammed John Gosden
10 RAINBOW END 3 DGH Partnership David Elsworth
1-545 ROAR OF THE TIGER (USA) 3 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
13 ROYAL STAMP (USA) 3 Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
(6)(5)(1)(1)11 SENTINEL 3 Five Horses Ltd Gerard Butler
00-1414 SHAGRAAN 3 The Thoroughbred Corporation John Dunlop
2 SHAMI 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
231-022 SHOLOKHOV (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
1-11135 SIMEON 3 Jumeirah Racing Mark Johnston
3121-20 SIR GEORGE TURNER 3 Paul Dean Mark Johnston
1- SORCEROUS 3 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Plantation Stud Aidan O'Brien IRE
116-451 SPANISH JOHN (USA) 3 Anthony Speelman Paul Cole
6-5321 STANCE 3 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
163400 STARBOURNE (IRE) 3 Katie Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
122 SULEIMAN (IRE) 3 Robert Sangster & Sue Magnier John Gosden
101 SUPREMACY 3 The Royal Ascot Racing Club Sir Michael Stoute
120-103 SWING WING 3 Martyn Arbib Paul Cole
122-03 THOLJANAH (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
50-6100 VICIOUS PRINCE (IRE) 3 Jeff Samuel Richard Whitaker

46 entries
8 Irish-trained


8 Entries
Aidan O'Brien IRE (2001 Milan)
Black Sam Bellamy
Roar Of The Tiger

6 Entries
Sir Michael Stoute
First Charter
L'Affaire Monique

5 Entries
Saeed bin Suroor (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq)
Al Moulatham

3 Entries
Paul Cole (1990 Snurge)
Mr Dinos
Spanish John
Swing Wing

John Gosden (1996 Shantou)
Royal Stamp

Mark Johnston
Sir George Turner

2 Entries
Henry Cecil (1980 Light Cavalry, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Reference Point, 1989 Michelozzo)
Handa Island

John Dunlop (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary)
Old California

1 Entry
David Arbuthnot

Clive Brittain (1978 Julio Mariner, 1992 User Friendly)
Halawellfin Hala

Gerard Butler

Tim Easterby
Bollin Eric

David Elsworth
Rainbow End

Richard Hannon

Barry Hills (1994 Moonax)
Lady's Secret

Brian Meehan

Terry Mills
Frankies Dream

Jeremy Noseda
Mellow Park

Amanda Perrett
Latest Moment

Marcus Tregoning


Toby Balding's classy mare Palace Affair, victorious in Listed company at Salisbury, Sandown and York on her latest three starts, heads the 77 acceptors for the £85,000 Vodafone Stewards' Cup, details of which are revealed today, Wednesday, July 17, 2002.

All the main ante-post fancies remain on course for the competitive handicap, run over six furlongs on the final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 3, 2002. These include the Willie Musson-trained Feet So Fast, who was propelled to the top of the betting market following his win under 9st 3lb in a competitive handicap over six furlongs at the Newmarket July meeting. Musson could also run Prince Cryrano.

Border Subject, a gallant second under 9st 10lb in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot, could bid to go one better at Goodwood while the third horse home in the Wokingham Chookie Heiton, subsequently victorious at Newbury, has also stood his ground.

David Nicholls' team are in great form at the moment and the Thirsk-based handler still has 13 horses engaged in the 2002 Vodafone Stewards' Cup. The pick of these would appear to be Onlytime Will Tell, triumphant in the Vodafone Vizzavi Handicap at Epsom on Derby Day, and Awake, who landed a valuable five-furlong handicap at the Curragh last Sunday.

Tom Tun was victorious in the Tennents Scottish Stewards' Cup at Hamilton on July 12 and James Bethell's charge could be heading to Goodwood on August 3 to try and land the original version.

The next declaration stage for the Vodafone Stewards' Cup is at the five-day stage, on July 29.


A total of 54 horses have stood their ground at the July 16 forfeit stage for the William Hill Mile, details of which are revealed today, Wednesday, July 17, 2002.

Jointly heading the weights for the £100,000 contest, run on the fourth day of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, July 2, are Terry Mills' Wannabe Around, who will be attempting to go one better than last year, and Divine Task, who looks set to be a rare handicap runner from the Godolphin operation.

All of the main contenders remain on target including the current ante-post favourite with the sponsors, Ghannam, trained by Marcus Tregoning, who was second to Pentecost in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot last time out.

Both Demonstrate, victorious in the Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot, and Heretic, who was most impressive when landing the valuable Tote Scoop6 Handicap at Sandown last time out, are among the acceptors.

The next declaration stage for the William Hill Mile is at the five-day stage, on July 27.

Rob Fabricius, Clerk of the Course and General Manager at Goodwood, said: "Both the Vodafone Stewards' Cup and the William Hill Mile are all set to be fiercely competitive affairs and we look forward to seeing a maximum field line up in both contests."


Class B, Showcase Handicap,£85,000 Total Prize Fund, Goodwood, Saturday, August 3, 2002, six furlongs. For three-year-olds & upwards. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Any horse rated above 110 (or 114 if such horse is a three-year-old) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 (or 114 if such horse is a three-year-old) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted without limitation to the highest weight carried. Penalties: after June 29, 2002, a winner of a Class C race 3lb; of two such races or a Class B race 5lb; of a combination of 3 Class C or B races, or of a Class A race, 7lb. Entries closed Wednesday, June 19, 2002 (99 entries). Forfeit stage Tuesday, July 16, 2002 (77 entries). Five-day confirmation stage Monday, July 29, 2002. Final 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, August 1, 2002. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and include the racing of Monday, July 16, 2002. May not include some overseas form.

0-0242111 PALACE AFFAIR 4-10-00 (inc7lbpen) Bridget Swire Toby Balding
6-02112 BORDER SUBJECT 5-9-10 Mr & Mrs P.Orton & Beckhampton Stables Roger Charlton
0-3002001 GREY EMINENCE (FR) 5-9-10(inc5lbpen) Jeffen Racing Richard Hannon
031-100 SEVEN NO TRUMPS 5-9-07 Paul McNamara Barry Hills
62-02131 CHOOKIE HEITON (IRE) 4-9-07(inc5lbpen) Hamilton Park Members Syndicate Ian Semple
1053-650 MISTER COSMI 3-9-06 Elisabetta Tulliani Mark Johnston
240-0606 PRINCE CYRANO 3-9-04 Rita Brown & Partner Willie Musson
2-45030 BREVITY 7-9-04 Eddie Hayward Milton Bradley
01-211 FEET SO FAST 3-9-04(inc5lbpen) Invoshire Ltd Willie Musson
0311003 BALI ROYAL 4-9-03 Mrs R. J. Manning Milton Bradley
000620 WATCHING 5-9-02 Mark Leatham, George Leatham, R.G.Leatham David Nicholls
4-501060 SCOTTY'S FUTURE (IRE) 4-9-01 Lucayan Stud David Nicholls
0-041200 SALVIATI (USA) 5-8-13 Milton Bradley Milton Bradley
2233-225 TRACE CLIP 4-8-13 Khalid Abdulla Barry Hills
002102 ONLYTIME WILL TELL4-8-13 J. Hair & D. Faulkner David Nicholls
1310-000 FLYING MILLIE (IRE) 4-8-12 John E. Guest Ralph Beckett
00060-0 CANDLERIGGS (IRE) 6-8-11 Michael Watt Dermot Weld IRE
3-660024 GOOD GIRL (IRE) 3-8-11 Peter Bourke Tim Easterby
2112602 VANDERLIN 3-8-10 Exors of the late Robert Hitchins Ian Balding
2(0)1322 FURTHER OUTLOOK (USA) 8-8-10 Andrew Reid Andrew Reid
513635-2 MR TOAD (IRE) 3-8-10 Michael Buckley Jamie Osborne
0-500006 ELLENS LAD (IRE) 8-8-09 Rita Brown Willie Musson
(3)160121 TOM TUN 7-8-09(inc3lbpen) Mrs O. Tunstall James Given
0-11260 BOANERGES (IRE) 5-8-07 P. A. & D. G. Sakal Rae Guest
0-00050 DOCTOR SPIN (IRE) 6-8-06 Steve Hull Mick Easterby
30-50564 HALMAHERA (IRE) 7-8-06 Mr J. Duddy and Gillian Quinn Kevin Ryan
0-410100 KATHOLOGY (IRE) 5-8-05 McDowell Racing David Elsworth
55035632 PERUVIAN CHIEF (IRE) 5-8-05 M. C. S. D. Racing Ltd Nick Littmoden
401-100324 PREMIER BARON 7-8-05 Miss T. J. Fitzgerald Phil McEntee
0006002 HURRICANE FLOYD (IRE) 4-8-05 Lucayan Stud David Nicholls
013600 CORRIDOR CREEPER (FR) 5-8-04 Gary & Libby Johnson Milton Bradley
0424205 MANORBIER 6-8-04 Uncle Jacks Pub Kevin Ryan
00-00406 MUJA FAREWELL 4-8-04 T. Hollins, P. Huntbach, D. Rutter, Willie Carson David Barron
0-12120 ELVINGTON BOY 5-8-04 Ken & Mrs J. Hodgson Mick Easterby
036020221 AWAKE 5-8-02(inc5lbpen) Lucayan Stud & David Nicholls David Nicholls
0-302060 FLUR NA H ALBA 3-8-02 The Mathieson Partnership Mark Johnston
1-020120 BOND BOY 5-8-02 Reg Bond Bryan Smart
41-0000 TAYIF 6-8-02 J. Herrington, P. Forster, J. Hames David Nicholls
5(0)-000130 GREENWOOD 4-8-02 Jeff Smith James Eustace
120-0310 ARTIE 3-8-01 Alf Arton Tim Easterby
4-56400 MITSUKI 3-8-01 John E. Lund James Bethell
00200050 JAMES STARK (IRE) 5-8-00 Paul Dixon Nick Littmoden
130-00043 MY AMERICAN BEAUTY 4-7-13 Valerie Gorvin Tim Easterby
10-201013 KINGSCROSS 4-7-13(inc3lbpen) Mrs D. Ellis Michael Blanshard
0120(0)62 PADDYWACK (IRE) 5-7-12 T. S. Redman David Chapman
01015360 TARAS EMPEROR (IRE) 4-7-12 Tara Leisure John Quinn
(4)(0)5000 CUBISM (USA) 6-7-11 Pertemps Group Limited Jamie Osborne
1002120 NAVIASKY (IRE) 7-7-10 Malcolm Caine Con Dore
244-010 MAROMITO (IRE) 5-7-09 Peter Beaton-Brown Robin Bastiman
(0)(4)(2)400 MAGIC RAINBOW 7-7-09 P. T. Fenwick Michael Bell
005330 UNDETERRED 6-7-08 Peter Savill David Nicholls
0003043 CARDINAL VENTURE (IRE) 4-7-08 Tony Fawcett Kevin Ryan
00-04450 TADEO 9-7-08 Mrs A. M. Johnson Clive Cox
1103004 TARANAKI 4-7-08 Eric Evers Peter Cundell
0321252 CARLTON (IRE) 8-7-07 Gay Page John Quinn
4(5)000150 SIR SANDROVITCH (IRE) 6-7-07 W. G. Moore & G. Winton Richard Fahey
0-324160 PRIX STAR 7-7-07 M. J. Grace Chris Fairhurst
(1)(1)-0000 J M W TURNER 3-7-05 Richard Green (Fine Paintings) Nick Littmoden
(4)(4)12640 ALPEN WOLF (IRE) 7-7-04 Rob Haim William Muir
10320515 PAX 5-7-04 David Nicholls David Nicholls
00-000530 FLINT RIVER 4-7-03 W. M. Johnstone Jim Goldie
1030000 SOAKED 9-7-03 David Chapman David Chapman
0-000054 ZUHAIR 9-7-03 The Gardening Partnership David Nicholls
00-00400 LOYAL TYCOON (IRE) 4-7-03 Michael & Mandy Hall David Nicholls
(1)-(2)3(6)120 BLUSHING SPUR 4-7-02 J. C. Fretwell Derek Shaw
(3)660300 SUSSEX LAD 5-7-00 Twenty Twenty Research Patrick Chamings
56104539 AL MUALLIM (USA) 8-7-00 Neil Smith David Nicholls
20001(0) BLUNDELL LANE (IRE) 7-6-13 Nick Coverdale Alan Jarvis
(1)(2)003(1) TEXAS GOLD 4-6-13 C. L. A. Edginton William Muir
000-00351 FLAK JACKET 7-6-13(inc3lbpen) The Knavesmire Alliance David Nicholls
65600 CASTAIGNE (FR) 3-6-11 Susan Livesey, Ian Griffiths Brendan Duke
(1)602000 SOUNDS LUCKY 6-6-07 Paul Dixon Nick Littmoden
006001 COMPTON ARROW (IRE) 6-6-06 A. Bloom David Nicholls
0(1)(2)-0(1)(4) PURE ELEGANCIA 6-6-05 Mrs Andry Muinos Gerard Butler
00604005 COLLEGE MAID (IRE) 5-6-05 S. Bruce Jim Goldie
(0)315220 LOCH LAIRD 7-6-02 Miss E. M. L. Coller Michael Madgwick
0650060 JOHAYRO 9-5-05 Frank Brady Jim Goldie

77 entries remain after the forfeit stage
1 Irish-trained


Class B, Showcase Handicap, Total Prize fund £100,000. Goodwood, Friday, August 2, 2002, 1m. For three-year-olds and upwards. Lowest weight 7st 12lb; highest weight not less than 9st 10lb. Any horse rated above 110 (or 117 if such a horse is three years old) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 (or 117 if such a horse is three years old) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted without limitation to the highest weight carried. Penalties: after July 6, a winner of a Class C race 3lb; of a Class B race 5lb; of a Class A race, 7lb. Entries closed Wednesday, July 3, 2002 (62 entries). Forfeit stage Tuesday, July 16, 2002 (54 entries). Five-day confirmation stage Saturday, July 27, 2002. Final declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, August 1, 2002. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and include the racing of Monday, July 16, 2002. May not include some overseas form.

0-(0)34330 WANNABE AROUND 4-9-10 Terry Mills Terry Mills
10-2100 DIVINE TASK (USA) 4-9-10 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
30-12004 BOURGAINVILLE 4-9-05 Exors of the late Robert Hitchins Ian Balding
100-221 HERETIC 4-9-05 Barford Bloodstock James Fanshawe
0-414160 KELBURNE (USA) 5-9-05 Kelburne Construction Ltd Ian Semple
422-2300 SMIRK 4-9-05 Michael Tabor David Elsworth
310-0023 SURPRISE ENCOUNTER 6-9-03 Ahmed BuHaleeba Ed Dunlop
0002010 BOUNCING BOWDLER 4-9-03 Paul Dean Mark Johnston
124-054 HO CHOI 3-9-01 Alan Guthrie Linda Perratt
26-4330 IRONY (IRE) 3-9-01 John Nicholls Ltd/Mobley Homes Ian Balding
00/-15000 OMAHA CITY (IRE) 8-9-01 Brian Gubby Ltd Brian Gubby
0450101 CALCUTTA 6-9-01(inc5lbpen) Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright Barry Hills
00-0110 DUKE OF MODENA 5-9-00 Bridget Swire Toby Balding
4-501060 SCOTTY'S FUTURE (IRE) 4-8-13 Lucayan Stud David Nicholls
0111-134 BEAUCHAMP PILOT 4-8-11 Erik Penser Gerard Butler
(6)33603 NOSE THE TRADE 4-8-0 9 Martyn Booth Jamie Osborne
423-122 GHANNAM (USA) 3-8-09 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
12/30-(1)0 MAN OF DISTINCTION 4-8-09 Nicholas Cooper Gerard Butler
342122 FINISHED ARTICLE (IRE) 5-8-08 The Caledonian Racing Society David Elsworth
0-611 DEMONSTRATE (USA) 4-8-08 Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
6-30110 DUMARAN (IRE) 4-8-08 Exors of the late Robert Hitchins Ian Balding
0-02215 PENTECOST 3-8-07 Exors of the late Robert Hitchins Ian Balding
(0)01662 INVADER 6-8-07 R. J. Swinbourne Clive Brittain
304(2)-02 LUNAR LEO 4-8-07 Bruce W. Wyatt Stuart Williams
12-2644 WING COMMANDER 3-8-05 M. B. Hawtin Michael Bell
(5)(4)(6)206 NASHAAB (USA) 5-8-04 M. W. Lawrence Ralph Beckett
1-01030 ATLANTIC ACE 5-8-03 Richard Page Bryan Smart
5120 MORPHEOUS 3-8-02 Sean Woods John Quinn
110-0000 FAITHFUL WARRIOR (USA) 4-8-02 Mohamed Obaida Barry Hills
40210 HALLION (IRE) 3-8-01 Mike Dawson James Given
0230502 MUCHEA 8-8-01 Mick Channon Mick Channon
22/0130- JUDICIOUS (IRE) 5-8-01 M. & M. Hunter Ian Semple
0601014 MANA-MOU BAY (IRE) 5-8-00 Fayzad Thoroughbred Limited David Nicholls
(0)23303 LAGGAN MINSTREL (IRE) 4-8-00 Stonethorn Stud Farms Limited Richard Hannon
2530-00 LITTLE AMIN 6-8-00 B. D. Hill Peter Hiatt
03-46100 MILLENNIUM FORCE 4-8-00 Aziz Merza Mick Channon
(3)004500 CAMP COMMANDER (IRE) 3-8-00 Tony & S. A. Richards Clive Brittain
5004203 SARRAAF (IRE) 6-7-13 Gordon McDowall Ian Semple
321-002 KRUGERRAND (USA) 3-7-13 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Michael Bell
4/31-0 PIETRO SIENA (USA) 4-7-13 Maktoum Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop
0-101305 RAFFERTY (IRE) 3-7-12 Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum Clive Brittain
650-034 TORRID KENTAVR (USA) 5-7-12 Bobby Sandhu and Partners Brian Ellison
3116 GREEN LINE 3-7-12 The Queen Sir Michael Stoute
(0)-(0)1012 BOUNDLESS PROSPECT (USA) 3-7-12 M. Wauchope,Sir Simon Dunning,R. Cottam John Hills
321-025 JUDGE DAVIDSON 3-7-09 M. Fisch James Fanshawe
(1)(2)0105 ATLANTIC QUEST (USA) 3-7-08 Atlantic Racing Limited Mark Johnston
(0)(0)0005 SALTY JACK (IRE) 8-7-08 Salts Of The Earth David Elsworth
0-62240 IMBIBING (IRE) 3-7-07 Anthony Pye-Jeary And Mel Smith Fulke Johnson Houghton
516500 TAKES TUTU (USA) 3-7-06 Chris, Basil & Rosie Batterham II Mark Johnston
004304 COURAGEOUS DUKE (USA) 3-7-05 Lucayan Stud Jeremy Noseda
6001316 ARPEGGIO 7-7-02 H.E. Lhendup Dorji David Nicholls
120(3)42 HORMUZ (IRE) 6-7-02 The Knavesmire Alliance David Nicholls
0240053 TRUE NIGHT 5-6-11 Benton and Partners David Nicholls
30113(2)4 LYGETON LAD 4-6-02 J. McGonagle & B. J. McGonagle Gay Kelleway

54 entries remain


Ladbrokes, the World's biggest bookmaker has strengthened its hand in the capital with the acquisition of the Admiral Betting Shop Chain

Ladbrokes confirms today that it has acquired the Admiral betting shop group which runs a total of eleven betting shops throughout the western side of London.

The Admiral shops are all in prime locations and enjoy high levels of turnover. The acquisition will further strengthen Ladbrokes position as the UK's biggest bookmaker with 1,900 shops on Britain's high streets.

In the past two years Ladbrokes has invested over £40 million in in-store technology, shop design and equipment. Ladbrokes remains the only bookmaker to have a fully operational EPOS system in place across its whole betting shop estate and is now looking to fully exploit that advantage by leveraging that superior technology through as many shops as possible.

Explaining the rationale behind the acquisition Alan Ross, MD Ladbrokes Ltd, said:
"This is an excellent acquisition of a group of premier league betting shops in locations that offer a very good fit with our existing business.

"We've made substantial investments in new technology, equipment and shop design and we are always looking to maximise that investment through as many shops as possible. We will continue with a policy of shop acquisition wherever suitable opportunities arise."

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