Friday, July 5, 2002
LADBROKES PRICES FOR SANDWON AND HAYDOCK TOMORROW
2-55 Sandown - Tote Scoop6 Handicap, 1m
7/1-Man Of Distinction
Each Way: -1/4 Odds 1-2-3-4
14/1-No Excuse Needed
Each Way: -1/4 Odds 1-2
3-50 Haydock - Old Newton Cup, 1m 4f
Each Way: -1-4 Odds 1-2-3-4
TWO SUPPLEMNTARY ENTRIES FOR DARLEY JULY CUP
As expected, the Golden Jubilee Stakes (G.1) winner, MALHUB, and the beaten favourite from the Jersey Stakes (G.3), MILLENNIUM DRAGON, have both been supplemented for the Darley July Cup (G.1), the highlight of Newmarket's July Meeting on Thursday (11th July). The connections of each horse have paid £15,000 to supplement, bringing the prize money for Europe's top sprint up to £250,000. Confirmations for the race are tomorrow (Saturday).
Explaining his decision to supplement Millennium Dragon, trainer Michael Jarvis said: Jarvis said: "He has won over seven furlongs but he has got plenty of speed and we feel he has sufficient speed for six furlongs.
"He started out over seven furlongs last year as he is by Mark of Esteem out of a Groom Dancer so he doesn't have the pedigree to be as quick as he is but he has always shown plenty of speed at home.
"He wouldn't want soft ground next week but it is a very open race - what is champion sprinter?"
GOING & WEATHER UPDATE (2pm Friday)
The going remains GOOD on the July Course ahead of next week's meeting. There has been a steady drizzle this morning (there have so far been 4mm of rain since last night). Tomorrow (Saturday) the forecast is for showers, Sunday is expected to be overcast but dry and thereafter there is the same unsettled forecast for the week ahead.
"I've just walked the course and the ground is perfect, though it wouldn't take a lot more rain to make it on the easy side of good," commented Clerk of the Course, Michael Prosser at lunchtime.
PROSSER PLEASED WITH DAY TWO ENTRIES
Clerk of the Course, Michael Prosser, is very pleased with the entries for the second day of the July Meeting:
"The Falmouth Stakes has all the makings of a fascinating race, with the likes of MISTERAH, DOLORES and TASHAWAK, who was so impressive at Royal Ascot, amongst the ten fillies left in. The TNT July Stakes looks strong as well, with Royal Ascot form set to be put to the test, notably with the likes of REVENUE and THE BONUS KING.
"The Bonusprint Handicap has drawn a very competitive entry of 26 horses and though it's a little disappointing that the Bahrain Trophy has had to be re-opened, this Listed Race usually attracts a small, but select field."
17 DECLARED FOR TOTE SCOOP6 HANDICAP
17 horses have been declared for tomorrow's new £100,000 Tote Scoop6 Handicap at Sandown Park, headed by the Lincoln Handicap winner Zucchero.
1) (9) 23610-1 Zucchero David Arbuthnot 6-9-10 Simon Whitworth
2) (16) 1053-65 Mister Cosmi Mark Johnston 3-9-09 Kevin Darley
3) (17) 512/30-1 Man Of Distinction Gerard Butler 4-9-07 Eddie Ahern
4) (15) 004501 Calcutta Barry Hills 6-9-07 Richard Hills
5) (1) 1/100-22 Heretic James Fanshawe 4-9-06 Oscar Urbina
6) (12) 06-3011 Dumaran Ian Balding 4-9-05 Frankie Dettori
7) (6) 0-34212 Finished Article David Elsworth 5-9-02 Jimmy Fortune
8) (7) 0-03224 Morro Castle Clive Brittain 4-9-02 H Goto
9) (10) 00-0221 Pentecost Ian Balding 3-9-01 Liam Keniry (5)
10) (5) 354620 Nashaab Ralph Beckett 5-9-00 Steve Drowne
11) (2) 021-120 Island Light Alec Stewart 4-9-00 Johnny Murtagh
12) (14) 202305 Muchea Mick Channon 8-8-13 Chris Catlin
13) (13) 56-0326 Port Moresby Neville Callaghan 4-8-12
14) (11) 602330 Laggan Minstrel Richard Hannon 4-8-10 Pat Eddery
15) (4) 350042 Sarraaf Ian Semple 6-8-10 Richard Quinn
16) (8) 4650-03 Torrid Kentavr Brian Ellison 5-8-09 Michael Kinane
17) (3) -341 Funfair Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-06 Keiren Fallon
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