Monday, July 8, 2002
LADBROKES PRICES FOR NEWMARKET TOMORROW AND ANTE-POST
2-50 Newmarket - Tote Exacta Rated Stakes, 6f
7/2-FEET SO FAST
16/1-MY ONLY SUNSHINE
Each Way: -1/4 Odds 1-2-3-4
4-00 Newmarket - Princess Of Wales's Stakes, 1m 4f
Each Way: -1/4 Odds 1-2
5-Demonstrate, 4 from 6- Ghannam, 6-Green Line, 10-Mine, 10-Gateman, 10 from 12-Caprichio, 14-Uhoomagoo, 14-Scotty's Future, 16-Surprise Encounter, 14 from 16-Point Of Dispute, 16-Invader, 16-Lord Protector, 16-Premier Baron, 16-Kareeb, 16-Grizedale, 20-Armagnac, 20-Kruggerand, 20-Stateroom, 20-What A Dancer, 20-Naviasky, 20-Bouncing Bowdler, 25-Grey Eminence, 25-Lincoln Dancer, 25-Omaha City, 25-Wahj, 25-Injaaz, 25-Nashaab, 25-Historic Treble, 25-Millenium Force, 25-Hadath, 25-Albashoosh, 33-Mister Cosmi, 33-Ho Leng, 33-Definate Guest, 33-Yorkies Boy
Each Way ¼ odds a place 1,2,3,4
John Smiths Cup
5-Beauchamp Pilot, 7-Kelburne, 7-Leadership, 8-Common World, 9-Rasm, 12-Man O'mystery, 14-I Cried For You, 14-Torrid Kentavr, 16-Johannian, 16-Transatlantic, 16-Kirovski, 16-Pasithea, 16-Averted View, 20-Vintage Premium, 25-Potemkin, 25-Danelor, 25-Tony Tie, 25-Tahitian Storm, 25-Thesis, 25-Macbain, 25-Turbo, 25-Anna Kareena, 33-Mine Host, 33-Morro Castle, 33-Kilkenny Castle, 33-Pinchincha, 33-Lermontov, 33-Devolution, 50-Sporting Gesture, 50-Court Of Appeal, 66-Mcgillycuddy Reeks, 100-Barton Sands
Each Way ¼ odds a place 1,2,3,4
The Stewards Cup
12-Chookie Heiton, 12-Border Subject, 16-Halmahera, 16-Feet So Fast, 16-Onlytime Will Tell, 16-Trace Clip, 16 -Palace Affair, 18-Doctor Spin, 20-Bond Boy, 20-Brevity, 20-Candleriggs, 20-Cubism, 20-Gateman, 20-Kier Park, 20-Malhub, 20-Manorbier, 20-Salviati, 20-Tom Tun, 20-Watching, 25-Artie, 25-Bali Royal, 25-Banjo Bay, 25-Boanerges, 25-Elvington Boy, 25-Flying Millie, 25-Good Girl, 25-Grey Eminence, 25-Just James, 25-Kathology, 25-Maromito, 25-Mitcham, 25-Muja Farewell, 25-Peruvian Chief, 25-Scotty's Future, 25-Seven No Trumps, 25-Surprised, 25-Tudor Wood, 25-Undeterred, 25-Vanderlin
Each Way ¼ Odds a place 1,2,3,4
3-Danehurst, 11/4 from 3-Landseer, 6 from 5-Malhub, 6-Three Points, 12-Invincible Spirit, 12-Meshaheer, 12-Millennium Dragon, 14-Continent, 16-Misraah, 20-Bahamian Pirate, 25-Juniper, 25-Maderno, 25-Reel Buddy, 25-Sahara Desert, 33-Twilight Blues, 66-Misty Eyed
Each Way 1/5 odds a place 1,2,3
SIMEON PUTS CLASSIC FORM TO THE TEST
The Mark Johnston-trained SIMEON will face six rivals in the £80,000 Princess of Wales's UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Stakes (Group 2), the highlight of the opening day of the July Meeting at 4pm tomorrow (Tuesday). This will be the colt's first run since his fine third in the Prix du Jockey Club (Group 1), the French Derby, at Chantilly last month.
The only three-year-old in the race, SIMEON may find the tough and consistent MILLENARY, Godolphin challenger KUTUB and the recent course and distance winner XTRA his main opponents.
Nine very promising fillies will go to post in the £60,000 Kleinwort Benson Private Bank Cherry Hinton Stakes (Group 2) at 3.25pm, including PRESTO VENTO, PEARL DANCE, NEVER A DOUBT, CASSIS and French challenger ZANOUBIA. The £50,000 Bonusprint Handicap has attracted a final field of 18 runners.
The afternoon starts at 1.50pm with the £25,000 President of the UAE International Challenge Derby, one of the world's top races for purebred Arabians. There are 8 runners, four trained in France and four in Britain.
GOING LIKELY TO EASE
The going remains GOOD on the July Course with 24 hours to go until the start of the 2002 July Meeting, but with between 5mm and 9mm of rain forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning, there is a distinct possibility that the meeting will start on the softer side of good.
The forecast for Monday day is for it to remain overcast with periods of light drizzle, but tonight between 3mm and 6mm of rain are forecast for Newmarket. The rain will turn to showers tomorrow morning with between 2mm and 3mm of rain possible up to midday. The afternoon is forecast to be drier and brighter, though with the possibility of some isolated showers, one or two potentially heavy.
The forecast for Wednesday is sunshine and showers, with Darley July Cup Day on Thursday looking like the best day of the week, with dry weather and sunny spells forecast, temperatures reaching 21 degrees Celsius.
"The ground is good this morning, but if the forecast rain materialises it is very likely to be good-to-soft by the time we start racing tomorrow," commented Clerk of the Course, Michael Prosser. "Though we could catch a few showers after that, the weather looks set to improve steadily as the week goes on and Thursday, in particular, could be a really nice day."
THE 43RD JOHN SMITH'S CUP IS YORK'S HIGHLIGHT
Now in its 43rd year, The John Smith's Cup, Britain's longest-established sponsored race on the Flat, takes pride of place at York on Saturday (13 July) - the second day of the July Meeting on the Knavesmire. First run in 1960, this famous contest over the extended mile and a quarter, one of Europe's most prestigious middle-distance handicap races, has a total prize fund of £135,000 for Saturday's renewal which was won last year by the heavily-backed favourite, Foreign Affairs, trained by Sir Mark Prescott.
The specially-commissioned hand-made Wedgwood trophy for the winning owner - The 43rd John Smith's Cup - takes some twelve weeks to produce.
Last year a post war record crowd of over 39,500 were in attendance and another bumper crowd is expected on Saturday for this quality seven-race card sponsored by John Smith's Ltd.
The racing on Saturday gets underway at 1.55 p.m. with The John O'Brien Median Auction Maiden Stakes for two-year-olds over six furlongs, named after a recently-retired director of John Smith's. The remainder of the card refers to John Smith's well-known brand names - The Foster's Silver Cup Rated Stakes (a £30,000 Listed handicap contest over a mile and threequarters), The Miller Beer Handicap Stakes (six furlongs), The Kronenbourg 1664 Handicap Stakes (seven furlongs), The Theakston Cool Cask Stakes (a nursery handicap for two-year-olds over five furlongs) and The Miller Genuine Draft Maiden Fillies' Stakes over a mile and a half.
Friday's action (12 July) also starts at 1.55 p.m., with the principal race being The Stanley Racing Summer Stakes, a Listed race for fillies and mares over six furlongs, supported for the fifth year by bookmakers Stanley Racing, part of the Liverpool-based Stanley Leisure Group, while national housebuilders, Hearthstead Homes Ltd. of Leeds sponsor at York for the eighth year, with The Hearthstead Homes Stakes a competitive handicap over one mile.
Friday's opening race The Mr Kipling Exceedingly Good Stakes, a handicap contest for sprinters over five furlongs, is sponsored once again by Manor Bakeries Ltd. in support of Caravan: the National Grocers Benevolent Fund which exists to provide financial aid for those people who have served in the grocery industry. The Yorkshire branch of the charity is once again responsible for Friday's fund-raising activities, which involves three other sponsored races - The John West Tuna Stakes (a Showcase Handicap over a mile and a half), The Cuisine de France Rated Stakes (a handicap race over one mile) and The Ramesys Maiden Stakes for two-year-olds over seven furlongs.
Two giant screens will enhance racegoers enjoyment of the action on both days, while York's free supervised cr che facility, ‘Colts & Fillies' is available on Saturday.
The popular ‘Punters panel', part of the Tote Partnership Initiative with the racecourse, takes place prior to racing on both days from the winners' podium.
On Saturday morning the John Smith's sponsored Breakfast Show on Talksport Radio will be coming ‘live' from the track, with presenters Mike Parry and Alan Brazil; followed by a visit by both the John Smiths Talksport roadshow double decker bus, and a traditional favourite, the John Smith's dray.
The Jockeys' Championship at York is led by Kevin Darley with six winners this term on the Knavesmire, while trainer Mark Johnston with three winners is at the head of affairs in The Minster Jaguar Trophy, presented to York's leading trainer.
With the construction of the new Ebor Stand taking place, the scale of the development means that a range of temporary facilities is in use during the meeting, while the Tattersalls Enclosure has been enlarged to cater for the increased number of racegoers using that particular area, necessitating the closure of the New Course Enclosure (the former Silver Ring).
Speed of access to the County Stand will be increased with the new Annual Members and advanced booking gate, while the retail-style credit card and cash tills will also aid admission.
Gates open at 11.30 a.m. on both days.
Following the popularity of John Smith's Day in recent years, racegoers are advised to book in advance or arrive early on Saturday as some areas of the track may sell out later in the day.
BEVERLEY READY TO WELCOME THE QUEEN
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh will visit Beverley Racecourse on Friday, 12 July, as part of the monarch's sojourn to the region to celebrate the Royal Golden Jubilee.
The Champagne Victor Queen's Golden Jubilee Handicap Stakes, a £10,000-added race for lady amateur riders at 3.40 p.m. will be staged in the presence of Her Majesty, who will present awards to the winning connections in the Winners' Enclosure. The Queen and The Duke Of Edinburgh will then depart the racecourse, to be followed by an evening meeting consisting of six races, starting at 6.45 p.m.
The centre of the racecourse will be open to the public from noon, free of charge, with attractions in that enclosure including a Country Fayre, Farmers' Market and live entertainment. Normal admission prices will apply to the Members' and Tattersalls/ Grandstand enclosures for the evening racing.
The feature race of the evening programme, The Brecks Saab Queen's Golden Jubilee Handicap Stakes, is a contest for three-year-old sprinters over five furlongs. The race represents the second year of sponsoring at Beverley by Saab dealers, Brecks Garage of York, who also sponsor the yard of Malton trainer, Nigel Tinkler.
The Tesco Beverley Nursery Handicap Stakes and The Tesco Finest Maiden Auction Stakes are both races for two-year-olds supported by Tesco in celebration of the new Tesco Superstore which opens in Beverley on 22 July.
AUSTRALIAN BLOODSTOCK NEWS
FULL SISTER TO CAMINO ROSE TO SELL - GLEN AVON LODGE DISPERSAL SALE
Camino Rose won over $1 Million on the racetrack, nine wins including a class performance in the Group One STC Coolmore Classic, defeating Bonanova, boosted her stakes, she also took out the Group Two Queen Of The Turf Stakes on the same course.
The success of her sire Sea Road is escalating with the recent win of AWESOME WEATHER in the Group Three Ipswich Cup in Queensland, on the 29th June 2002.
The full Sister to Camino Rose to be offered at the Glen Avon Lodge Dispersal Sale is Lot 114 Lady Road, a metropolitan winning mare, who has already produced a stakes-performer in Pedro's Tycoon, a Listed race place-getter.
A weanling out of Lady Road, a grey colt by Knowledge will also be offered for sale, a half-brother to Pedro's Tycoon (2d BTC Wanless Wastercorp Golden Stakes - Listed). The family of CAMINO ROSE, BONNE PRINCESS and HANDSOME PRINCE, etc.
A weanling half-brother to AWESOME WEATHER is in the sale, out of Sea and Sun by Knowledge.
Other Broodmares of note include:
Lot 91 DOUTOLE - A Double Century metropolitan winning mare, out of CHRISTOLE (11 wins inc. AJC Challenge Stakes Gr.2). From the family of SOUND THE ALARM (ARC Railway Handicap Gr.1). Covered in 2001 by Admiralty*.
Lot 145 SEA AND SUN - Winning dam of AWESOME WEATHER (6 wins inc. Ipswich Cup Gr.3), and Snowy Weather (3d QTC Sir Douglas Wadley S Listed). Covered in 2001 by Knowledge.
Lot 117 LOTS OF STYLE - A half-sister to STYLISH CENTURY (Joint Head of the 1989-90 Australasian 3YO Classification 11 wins inc. Victoria Derby Gr.1, AJC Spring Champion Stakes Gr.1, Queen Elizabeth Randwick Stakes Gr.1). The dam of the promising Finbarr (2d ACT RC Black Opal S Gr.3).
Lot 138 REVIEWED - A winning full Sister to DUAL SCOPE (7 wins inc. QTC Brisbane H Listed). Dam of SIR BREAKFAST (4 wins inc. QTC Meynink S Listed; 2d QTC Sires Produce S Gr.1). Covered in 2001 by Admiralty.
Lot 81 BIONIC FLASH - By Bletchingly's Bionic Ace, a metropolitan winning mare, who is the dam of two stakes-winners in CHENAR (4 wins inc. BTC Moet & Chandon Champagne Classic Gr.3) and HELLO PAMELA (3 wins inc. Gosford Classic Listed). Covered in 2001 by Knowledge.
Lot 142 RULENZA - By Ruling from the strong Black Type family of DIVINE LIGHT, MINISTERIAL, MINISTRELLA, DJAKAO and SHANTUNG, etc. The dam of ten foals to race and nine winners including SEA BREEZE (11 wins inc. QTC Exhibition H Listed).
Lot 115 LADY ZIP - A winning full sister to Hasty Zip (2d AJC Light Fingers Stakes Group Three). Dam of six to race and five winners including SAHARA ZIP (4 wins inc. QTC CE McDougall Stakes Listed). Covered in 2001 by Admiralty.
Lot 126 OUR SWEET GIRL - A half-sister to Only The Goodies (2d AJC Carbine Club S.H Listed). Dam of stakes-winner NOEL'S WISH (8 wins inc. Queensland Cup Listed).
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