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Thursday, July 16, 2009



CLOUDY START AND PROHIBIT ON COURSE FOR GLORIOUS GOODWOOD HANDICAPS

BGC SUSSEX STAKES CONTENDER MAIN AIM GIVEN BETFAIR CUP OPTION

ADVANCE BOOKINGS ADVISED & LATEST GROUND NEWS



After taking the spoils in last year’s £150,000 totesport Mile with Fifteen Love, the famous green and pink colours of Prince Khalid Abdulla look set to be worn in this year’s race by another progressive three-year-old in the shape of the Henry Cecil-trained Cloudy Start.

Cloudy Start (9st), rated a 16/1 chance by the race sponsor, landed a handicap over seven furlongs at Epsom on Oaks Day and followed up with an eye-catching success over a mile in a Polytrack conditions race at Kempton on June 25. On his latest appearance, the Oasis Dream colt chased home Spring Of Fame (8st 8lb & 14/1) in another mile conditions race at Newmarket’s July Festival on July 9.


A total of 55 horses remained in the prestigious heritage handicap, run on the fourth day of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, July 31, after the July 14 scratchings deadline.


Lord Grimthorpe, racing manager to the Prince, revealed: “We are thinking about letting Cloudy Start take his chance in the totesport.com Mile, although his weight could be a bit of a worry.


“He ran a solid enough race at Newmarket but he might have had a harder race than we thought on his previous start at Kempton, which looked like a hot contest.

“I wouldn’t be worried about him returning to handicap company in such a big race but carrying 9st might be a big ask for him.”

Despite being well-supported into 9/1 second favourite with totesport, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Mirrored (8st 3lb), who was third in both the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot and a competitive heritage handicap at Sandown on July 4, is far from certain to join Cloudy Start at Goodwood.


Grimthorpe added: “Mirrored is a questionable runner in the totesport Mile. We were considering him for the race after he ran at Sandown, but it looks doubtful at the moment.”

The Abdulla silks are also set to be carried by Prohibit (8st 13lb), in the week’s other top handicap, the £100,000 Bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup, run on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 1. A total of 111 sprinters remain for the six-furlong contest after the scratchings deadline on Tuesday, July 14.


The John Gosden-trained four-year-old is 10/1 with sponsor Blue Square after staying on to take fifth behind current market leader High Standing (6/1) in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot on June 20.


Grimthorpe continued: “We are definitely looking at the Bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup for Prohibit. I thought he ran a really good race in the Wokingham and I would have no complaints about the draw. He’s quite highly rated and the plan at the moment is to run him at Goodwood.


“I don’t think that our other entry, Bouvardia (14/1 & 8st 8lb), will take her chance. You will have to go back a long way to find a three-year-old filly who has won the Bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup.”

A strong Abdulla team for Glorious Goodwood is also set to include Midday, who is due to bid to give trainer Henry Cecil a sixth victory in the £200,000 Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes, which also takes place on Saturday, August 1.

The three-year-old will drop down to 10 furlongs after being beaten a head by Sariska in the Oaks at Epsom on June 5 and coming third being the same filly on unsuitably heavy ground in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh on July 12.


Grimthorpe added: “We are looking at the Blue Square Nassau Stakes for Midday. She has come out of her run at the Curragh in good order and I think it was just a question of the ground being too heavy for her there.”

The other Abdulla-owned Group One contender at Glorious Goodwood could be the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Main Aim, who holds an entry in the mile £300,000 BGC Sussex Stakes on Wednesday, July 27, and will also be entered in the seven-furlong £155,000 Group Two Betfair Cup on Tuesday, July 28.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old posted a facile two-length verdict over fellow BGC Sussex Stakes contender Beacon Lodge in a Listed contest at Haydock at the end of May and followed up with a fine fourth behind last season’s Betfair Cup winner Paco Boy in the mile Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.


On his latest appearance on July 10, Main Aim kept on well over the six-furlong trip of the Group One Darley July Cup, coming second to Fleeting Spirit, despite being hampered in the closing stages by the winner.


Grimthorpe commented: “I have to talk to Sir Michael about where we are going with Main Aim. The initial reaction after the July Cup was to go to Deauville with him for the Prix Maurice de Gheest over an extended six furlongs, but we will give him an entry in the Betfair Cup and he also holds an entry in the BGC Sussex Stakes as well.


“I think that he will go the sprinting route at this stage. He certainly got hampered at Newmarket and, while I am not suggesting for one minute that Tom Queally is at fault, the rules mean that jockeys can quite happily pick up a three-day ban if it means winning a Group One.


“I definitely think that we can win a Group One race with Main Aim. We have the BGC Sussex Stakes and Betfair Cup as possibilities but he certainly wasn’t done for pace in the July Cup and he did get stopped at a crucial stage.

“Whether he would have won or not is a different question but, strictly on that form, he’s going to be a pretty interesting sprinter.”



ADVANCE BOOKINGS ADVISED



With less than two weeks to Glorious Goodwood, racegoers are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment. More than 100,000 visited the West Sussex racecourse during Glorious Goodwood in 2008 and this year’s Festival - Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1, looks set to be as popular as ever.

Callum MacKay, Marketing & PR Manager, reported: “Thursday, which is Ladies Day, and Saturday sold out last year and the same looks likely this year. Racegoers who are looking to book restaurant places should also get in touch as most of the restaurant spaces are now sold out.


“The week’s racing looks to be very competitive, with some fantastic entries and we are hoping for some thrilling finishes to compare with the titanic struggles witnessed last year.”

To book tickets please call 01243 755022 and to book restaurants places call 01243 755027 or alternatively visit the website www.goodwood.com and book online.



GOOD GROUND



The ground at Goodwood is currently GOOD.


Seamus Buckley, Clerk of the Course, said this morning: “The ground is in great order at the moment and I am delighted with it. We have given it a nice rest and repaired any damage since our last meeting on June 19. We have seen sufficient rain and we are exactly where we want it to be at this stage - there is a lovely covering of grass.

“I am expecting more rain from tonight into tomorrow and I would not be planning to put any water on the course until we have reviewed the situation next week.”

totesport Mile - Sponsor’s Prices:
7/1 Roaring Forte, 7/1 Acrostic, 9/1 Mirrored, 10/1 Firebet, 10/1 Bankable, 12/1 Plum Pudding, 12/1 Mutheeb, 12/1 Fareer, 12/1 Crackdown, 14/1 Court Masterpiece, 14/1 Alfaatha, 14/1 Huzzah, 14/1 Riggins, 14/1 Spectait, 14/1 Spring Of Fame, 14/1 Desert Creek, 16/1 Laa Rayb, 16/1 Cloudy Start, 16/1 Giganticus, 16/1 Docofthebay, 16/1 Axiom, 16/1 Horatio Carter, 16/1 Espiritu, 16/1 Secret Society, 20/1 Lovelace, 20/1 Vitznau, 20/1 Extraterrestrial, 20/1 Dunn’O, 20/1 Kavachi, 20/1 Dubai’s Touch, 20/1 Set The Trend, 20/1 Last Three Minutes, 20/1 Prescription, 20/1 Tryst, 25/1 Smokey Oakey, 25/1 Blythe Knight, 25/1 Benandonner, 25/1 Manassas, 25/1 Webbow, 25/1 Bangalore Gold, 25/1 Cape Hawk, 25/1 Roman Republic, 25/1 Yorgunnabelucky, 33/1 Joseph Henry, 33/1 Tartan Gigha, 33/1 Bencoolen, 33/1 Mujood, 33/1 Yirga, 40/1 Jack Junior, 40/1 Willow Dancer, 40/1 King’s Point, 40/1 Marajaa, 40/1 Wellington Square, 50/1 Fremen, 50/1 Tartan Gunna.


Each-way 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4

Bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup - Sponsor’s Prices
6/1 High Standing, 10/1 Markab, 10/1 Prohibit, 14/1 Something, 14/1 Asset, 14/1 Bouvardia, 14/1 Mac Gille Eoin, 14/1 Genki, 16/1 Roker Park, 16/1 Al Khaleej 16/1 Buachaill Dona, 20/1 Jimmy Styles, 20/1 Knot In Wood, 20/1 Tajneed, 20/1 Striking Spirit, 20/1 Master Of Disguise, 20/1 Tamagin, 25/1 Valery Borzov, 25/1 Beaver Patrol, 25/1 Fol Hollow, 25/1 Barney McGrew, 25/1 Global City, 25/1 Zidane, 25/1 Thebes, 25/1 Enderby Spirit, 25/1 Evens And Odds, 25/1 Advanced, 25/1 Sonny Red, 25/1 Kaldoun Kingdom, 25/1 Parisian Pyramid, 25/1 Pearly Wey, 25/1 Rain Delayed, 33/1 Harrison George, 33/1 Leandros, 33/1 Viking Spirit, 33/1 Hitchens, 25/1 Hamish McGonagall, 33/1 Joseph Henry, 33/1 Judd Street, 33/1 Romeo’s On Fire, 33/1 Fishforcompliments, 33/1 Peak District, 33/1 Everymanforhimself, 33/1 Proclaim, 33/1 Brave Prospector, 33/1 Kostar, 40/1 Protector, 40/1 Osiris Way, 40/1 Orpsie Boy, 40/1 Nota Bene, 40/1 Internationaldebut, 40/1 Flash McGahon, 40/1 Biniou, 40/1 River Falcon, 40/1 Baby Strange, 40/1 Akhenaten, 40/1 Quest For Success, 50/1 Perfect Flight, 50/1 Fault, 50/1 Jobe, 50/1 Capricorn Run, 50/1 Saucy Brown, 50/1 Bond City, 66/1 Carcinetto

Others on request, Each-way 1/4 1,2,3,4,5

THE totesport MILE (HERITAGE HANDICAP)
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £150,000 Total Prize Fund. 3.30pm, Goodwood, Friday, July 31, 2009. For three-year-olds and upwards, one mile. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 4, a winner 3lb; a winner of two races 6lb. Entries closed June 30, entries revealed July 1 ( 63 entries). Weights revealed July 8. Scratchings deadline July 14 (55 remain), six-day confirmation stage July 25, final declaration stage 10.00am, July 29. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Wednesday, July 15, 2009.


Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
226-153 BANKABLE (IRE) 5-10-01 Ramzan Kadyrov Gary Moore
0-46460 LOVELACE 5-9-09 Hamad Suhail Mark Johnston
0110-122 PLUM PUDDING (IRE) 6-9-07 Hyde Sporting Promotions Limited Richard Hannon
00/0(5)/-35 COURT MASTERPIECE 9-9-07 Maxilead Limited John Quinn
0-36030 LAA RAYB (USA) 5-9-05 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
(1)-1(3)43 MUTHEEB (USA) 4-9-03 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
06206-55 ALFATHAA 4-9-02 Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas
61660-00 SMOKEY OAKEY (IRE) 5-9-02 Judi Dench and Bryan Agar Mark Tompkins
5-(2)40506 VITZNAU (IRE) 5-9-02 Louis Stalder Richard Hannon
1-031(1)2 CLOUDY START 3-9-00 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
312(2)-441 ACROSTIC 4-9-00 Leonidas Marinopoulos Luca Cumani
05-(2)0650 BLYTHE KNIGHT (IRE) 9-8-13 Maxilead Limited John Quinn
(1)/322(1)-1 ROARING FORTE (IRE) 4-8-13 Flying Tiger Partnership William Haggas
530-5024 HUZZAH (IRE) 4-8-13 J Gale, J Finch, D Cole, R Dollar, D Powell Barry Hills
-(5)00410 GIGANTICUS (USA) 6-8-12 D M James, Cavendish Inv Ltd, Matthew Green Barry Hills
(2)-(0)2(3)100 EXTRATERRESTRIAL 5-8-12 G J Paver Richard Fahey
(1)(2)3301 SPRING OF FAME (USA) 3-8-11 (3lb ex) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0(2)0140 BENANDONNER (USA) 6-8-11 J C Parsons & Sinead Parsons Richard Fahey
(3)00(0)03 DOCOFTHEBAY (IRE) 5-8-11 Paul Dixon Jamie Osborne
(1)/(1)-010 RIGGINS (IRE) 5-8-10 Scuderia Rencati Srl Luca Cumani
0/5-1000 MANASSAS (IRE) 4-8-10 Mrs R Philipps Brian Meehan
2-01610 DUNN'O (IRE) 4-8-10 Dennis Shaw Clive Cox
4-22111 FIREBET (IRE) 3-8-09 (3lb ex) Mrs H Steel Richard Fahey
100064 JOSEPH HENRY 7-8-09 Billy Hughes David Nicholls
0(4)(0)(0)(6)0 JACK JUNIOR (USA) 5-8-08 Jackie Love & David Nicholls David Nicholls
361-1022 CRACKDOWN (IRE) 3-8-08 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
012010 TARTAN GIGHA (IRE) 4-8-08 Mrs I Bird Mark Johnston
(5)-(1)(1)(1)R40 SPECTAIT 7-8-08 John P McManus Jonjo O'Neill
5015-26 AXIOM 5-8-08 DIC Racing Syndicate Luca Cumani
(6)0-4001 DUBAI'S TOUCH 5-8-07 (3lb ex) Salem Suhail Mark Johnston
0-12301 HORATIO CARTER 4-8-07 T Alderson Kevin Ryan
2-(1)4121 SECRET SOCIETY 3-8-05 (3lb ex) Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum Michael Bell
402310 KAVACHI (IRE) 6-8-05 Bryan Pennick & Roy Martin Gary Moore
12-3151 FAREER 3-8-05 Hamdan Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop
20-2402 WEBBOW (IRE) 7-8-04 Wentdale Limited Nigel Tinkler
21-110 DESERT CREEK (IRE) 3-8-03 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
1-20300 BENCOOLEN (IRE) 4-8-03 Eamon Maher David Nicholls
64(3)-(1)133 MIRRORED 3-8-03 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute
34-5214 ESPIRITU (FR) 3-8-03 Sir Robert Ogden Jeremy Noseda
(1)(3)(1)2(2) SET THE TREND 3-8-02 Favourites Racing XXII Andrew Balding
(2)12(0)1-00 WILLOW DANCER (IRE) 5-8-02 G Godfrey & Mrs A Horner Walter Swinburn
2-(1)2 TRYST 4-8-02 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
012202 MUJOOD 6-8-01 Eden Racing Eve Johnson Houghton
064000 KINGS POINT (IRE) 8-8-01 W R B Racing 61 (Claire King) David Nicholls
0-40(1)36 LAST THREE MINUTES (IRE) 4-8-01 The Right Angle Club Ed Dunlop
01(1)1(3)- PRESCRIPTION 4-8-00 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Mark Prescott
(1)(3)6215 MARAJAA (IRE) 7-7-12 John D Jacques Willie Musson
00(2)211 BANGALORE GOLD (IRE) 3-7-12 Goldmine Racing Ltd David Myerscough IRE
20-1 YORGUNNABELUCKY (USA) 3-7-12 Mrs S J Brookhouse Mark Johnston
0(1)(1)(5)-013 WELLINGTON SQUARE 4-7-12 Roger Barby & Sir T Cassel Hughie Morrison
(0)03460 CAPE HAWK (IRE) 5-7-11 Thurloe Thoroughbreds XVII Richard Hannon
01-1062 ROMAN REPUBLIC (FR) 3-7-10 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
(1)(2)(3)(4)16 FREMEN (USA) 9-7-10 Miss C King, Mrs A Seed & Ms Finola Devaney David Nicholls
(3)12550 TARTAN GUNNA 3-7-09 Mrs I Bird Mark Johnston
2(3)-311 YIRGA 3-7-05 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

55 Entries
1 Irish-trained

THE FOLLOWING EIGHT HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED:
WE'LL COME, DERBAAS (USA), JACK DAWKINS (USA), ALBAQAA, ROYAL POWER (IRE), KHOR DUBAI (IRE), ELLEMUJIE, MILITARIST (USA)

THE Bluesquare.com STEWARDS’ CUP
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. Six furlongs. For three-year-olds and upwards. Goodwood, Saturday, August 1, 2009. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 27, a winner 3lb; a winner of two races 6lb. Entries closed, June 16, entries revealed, June 17 (132 entries), weights revealed July 1, forfeit stage July 14 (111 remain), five-day confirmation stage Monday, July 27. Final declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, July 30. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Wednesday, July 15, 2009. May not include some overseas form.


Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
410142 ASSET (IRE) 6-10-00 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
015(2)01 TAMAGIN (USA) 6-9-05 Tariq Al Nisf Kevin Ryan
12(2)-111 HIGH STANDING (USA) 4-9-05 Findlay & Bloom William Haggas
640012 LEANDROS (FR) 4-9-05 Sean Jones Ger Lyons IRE
0-0041(5) VALERY BORZOV (IRE) 5-9-04 D Kilburn, I Hewitson & David Nicholls David Nicholls
(2)34105 JUDD STREET 7-9-03 Fulke Johnson Houghton Eve Johnson Houghton
320001 KNOT IN WOOD (IRE) 7-9-03 Rhodes, Kenyon & Gill Richard Fahey
213(0)/(1)2 AL KHALEEJ (IRE) 5-9-02 Mayoof Sultan Ed Dunlop
15-2105 JIMMY STYLES 5-9-02 Gwyn Powell and Peter Ridgers Clive Cox
020-030 ZIDANE 7-9-02 Jan and Peter Hopper James Fanshawe
(3)-10600 HITCHENS (IRE) 4-9-01 Laurence O'Kane David Barron
00(1)602 BUACHAILL DONA (IRE) 6-9-01 Mike Browne David Nicholls
41000-0 BRAVE PROSPECTOR 4-9-00 Peter Chapple-Hyam Peter Chapple-Hyam
104000 BEAVER PATROL (IRE) 7-9-00 G C Stevens Eve Johnson Houghton
060-401 SONNY RED (IRE) 5-8-13 (3lb ex) Alex Nicholls, E Maher & J E Greaves David Nicholls
0(1)(0)-605 PROHIBIT 4-8-13 Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
(0)(1)(2)(2)-64 MARKAB 6-8-13 Tight Lines Partnership Henry Candy
6(1)-4510 GLOBAL CITY (IRE) 3-8-12 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0-44443 HAMISH MCGONAGALL 4-8-12 Reality Racing Syndicate No 1 Tim Easterby
0(0)-3100 EVENS AND ODDS (IRE) 5-8-12 Dab Hand Racing David Nicholls
033(4)00 NOTA BENE 7-8-12 The Malzee Partnership David Elsworth
241600 CARCINETTO (IRE) 7-8-12 Sally Edwards David Evans
0-20210 FISHFORCOMPLIMENTS 5-8-12 Mel Roberts and Nicola Meese Richard Fahey
2(5)2-522 BARNEY MCGREW (IRE) 6-8-12 Andrew Tinkler Michael Dods
0(4)-2136 ADVANCED 6-8-12 T Doherty and McHeen Kevin Ryan
2-42613 ENDERBY SPIRIT (GR) 3-8-11 (3lb ex) We-Know Partnership Bryan Smart
060241 MAC GILLE EOIN 5-8-11 (3lb ex) M C S D Racing Partnership John Gallagher
0(4)0(0)-63 VIKING SPIRIT 7-8-11 The Masterminds Walter Swinburn
1/(0)00-00 KOSTAR 8-8-11 Mrs P Scott-Dunn And Mrs F J Ryan Clive Cox
6-10001 STRIKING SPIRIT 4-8-10 (3lb ex) N & Z Aboobaker & Bon Accord Racing David Nicholls

1/40-502 GENKI (IRE) 5-8-10 Gillian Khosla Roger Charlton
160(6)-00 PEARLY WEY 6-8-10 Dennis Shaw Clive Cox
1012-(5)0 TAJNEED (IRE) 6-8-10 AlexNicholls, Robert Gilmartin, Finola Devaney David Nicholls
(2)(4)5400 ORPSIE BOY (IRE) 6-8-10 Miss Vanessa Church Nick Littmoden
160410 FOL HOLLOW (IRE) 4-8-10 Middleham Park Racing III David Nicholls
006040- PROTECTOR (SAF) 8-8-09 Joshua Snellings George Foster
036(2)00 CAPRICORN RUN (USA) 6-8-09 Paul Dixon and Placida Racing Alan McCabe
04-(1)305 SOMETHING (IRE) 7-8-09 Middleham Park Racing LIII David Nicholls
(1)(2)-5131 RAIN DELAYED (IRE) 3-8-09 Anamoine Ltd Ger Lyons IRE
4(0)(0)(2)(5)-1 BINIOU (IRE) 6-8-09 Stennett, Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Mrs Penney Robert Cowell
100064 JOSEPH HENRY 7-8-09 Billy Hughes David Nicholls
055320 RIVER FALCON 9-8-08 F Brady, E Bruce & S Bruce Jim Goldie
210-211 BOUVARDIA 3-8-08 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
04-(3)(2)2(1) PEAK DISTRICT (IRE) 5-8-08 Sunpak Potatoes Kevin Ryan
101-400 OSIRIS WAY 7-8-08 Alexandra J Chandris Patrick Chamings
01-0011 ROKER PARK (IRE) 4-8-08 T Alderson Kevin Ryan
232451 THEBES 4-8-07 (3lb ex) Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
141000 PROCLAIM 3-8-07 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
550305 INTERNATIONALDEBUT (IRE) 4-8-06 Willie McKay, Joey Barton Stuart Parr
(0)-(4)0160 BABY STRANGE 5-8-06 Market Avenue Racing Club Ltd Derek Shaw
(0)(6)(1)(1)-(3)0 ROMEO'S ON FIRE (IRE) 5-8-06 Glenview House Stud Ger Lyons IRE
0-03222 EVERYMANFORHIMSELF (IRE) 5-8-06 John Duddy, B Mcdonald & A Heeney Kevin Ryan
024-000 KALDOUN KINGDOM (IRE) 4-8-06 P D Smith Holdings Ltd Richard Fahey
201-10 MASTER OF DISGUISE 3-8-05 Courtenay Club Clive Cox
6-(0)3160 JOBE (USA) 3-8-05 J & L Duddy, A Bailey B McDonald A Heeney Kevin Ryan
003425 PARISIAN PYRAMID (IRE) 3-8-05 Dr Marwan Koukash David Nicholls
11100-4 PERFECT FLIGHT 4-8-04 John Drew Michael Blanshard
22-4200 HARRISON GEORGE (IRE) 4-8-04 P D Smith Holdings Ltd Richard Fahey
622400 AKHENATEN 3-8-04 Box 41 Mick Channon
(0)-51002 QUEST FOR SUCCESS (IRE) 4-8-04 Morebrooke Ltd Richard Fahey
301305 SAUCY BROWN (IRE) 3-8-03 The Heffer Syndicate Richard Hannon
4(6)0-060 FLASH MCGAHON (IRE) 5-8-03 Dundalk Racing Club David Nicholls
0-0550(2) BOND CITY (IRE) 7-8-03 Reg Bond Geoff Oldroyd
03-(1)630 FAULT 3-8-03 David Gilbert Stef Liddiard
(0)(4)(0)206 PAWAN (IRE) 9-8-02 Caron Stokell Ann Stokell
015220 VHUJON (IRE) 4-8-02 Nick Shutts David Evans
0340-05 HURRICANE SPIRIT (IRE) 5-8-02 The Little House Partnership John Best
041650 INDIAN TRAIL 9-8-02 Martin Love David Nicholls
500-420 ABLE MASTER (IRE) 3-8-02 Ron Hull Bryan Smart
(0)1(1)0-65 TONY THE TAP 8-8-02 Kevin Mercer & Sue Mercer William Muir
023005 LITTLE PETE (IRE) 4-8-02 Friends of Saunton Sands Andrew Balding
00-(1)044 NORTHERN DARE (IRE) 5-8-01 Dr Marwan Koukash David Nicholls
005030 PHANTOM WHISPER 6-8-01 Mrs T Dormer & Mr C Dormer Rod Millman
4-00010 BALDEMAR 4-8-01 A Rhodes Haulage And P Timmins Karl Burke
01(1)1(3)- PRESCRIPTION 4-8-00 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Mark Prescott
2-00000 VAN BOSSED (CAN) 4-8-00 Mike & Maureen Browne David Nicholls
(1)11030 JACONET (USA) 4-8-00 R G Toes David Barron
1/-(5)000 SAMMY THE SNAKE (IRE) 4-7-13 Joe Duke Brendan Duke
400-061 TURNKEY 7-7-13 Middleham Park Racing XXIII David Nicholls
0030-00 BURNWYND BOY 4-7-13 Robert Reid David Nicholls
400000 NORTHERN FLING 5-7-13 Paul Moulton David Nicholls
2-06102 FILLIGREE (IRE) 4-7-13 The Filligree Partnership Rae Guest
(2)(5)060-(2) SIR EDWIN LANDSEER (USA) 9-7-13 EERC Gary Moore
206151 BLUE JACK 4-7-12 (3lb ex) Martin Graham William Muir
666436 SPIRIT OF SHARJAH (IRE) 4-7-12 A Dee Julia Feilden
00(5)-104 TOTAL IMPACT 6-7-12 The Wakey Exiles Richard Fahey
5-(3)1604 PETER ISLAND (FR) 6-7-12 C R Marks (Banbury) John Gallagher
(0)(0)(0)-D20 NORTBURN 5-7-12 Mrs M C L Hughes Ger Lyons IRE
(1)53063 OBE GOLD 7-7-11 David Nicholls David Nicholls
(1)04133 ARTISTIC LICENSE (IRE) 4-7-11 Wood Street Syndicate IV Mick Channon
3-23305 SOLAR SPIRIT (IRE) 4-7-11 Christopher James Allan John Quinn
246035 SUNRISE SAFARI (IRE) 6-7-10 Timeform Betfair Racing Club Ltd Richard Fahey
(2)-(1)(3)(1)14 LEMON N SUGAR (USA) 4-7-10 The Searchers Jeremy Noseda
0(6)-1210 JOHANNES (IRE) 6-7-10 John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn Richard Fahey
610310 ROTHESAY DANCER 6-7-10 Highland Racing Jim Goldie
014560 METHAALY (IRE) 6-7-08 A Jones Michael Mullineaux
246/-(0)26 MYMUMSAYSIMTHEBEST 4-7-08 Mrs M J George Gary Moore
053(5)00 FIRST ORDER 8-7-08 Caron Stokell Ann Stokell
23(0)-(0)0(6) NORTHERN BOLT 4-7-08 Jim Dale David Nicholls
00-0402 CAPE VALE (IRE) 4-7-08 Lady O'Reilly David Nicholls
530540 STEELCUT 5-7-06 A Rhodes Haulage And P Timmins Richard Fahey
2(3)1102 BLUE TOMATO 8-7-05 Dab Hand Racing David Nicholls
611350- MUFTARRES (IRE) 4-7-04 Beetle N Wedge Partnership Gerard Butler
011463 SENESCHAL 8-7-03 P Cook Andrew Haynes
2-33024 ROCKER 5-7-03 Sir Eric Parker Gary Moore
000-240 BONNIE PRINCE BLUE 6-7-02 Middleham Park Racing XVII David Nicholls
020460 NAMIR (IRE) 7-7-02 Ownaracehorse.co.uk (Shakespeare) Derek Shaw
50-0(5)0(4) IDLE POWER (IRE) 11-7-00 The Idle B'S Jim Boyle
2301U6 BUY ON THE RED 8-6-13 R Haim David Nicholls
10-6013 GUEST CONNECTIONS 6-6-10 Hall Farm Racing & David Nicholls David Nicholls
55630-0 PRINCE NAMID 7-6-09 T Gould David Nicholls

111 Entries
4 Irish-trained

THE FOLLOWING 21 HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED:
BORDERLESCOTT, EDGE CLOSER, IALYSOS (GR), ARGANIL (USA). DANDY MAN (IRE), EXCLAMATION, MAJOR EAZY (IRE), STARLIT SANDS, EXCUSEZ MOI (USA), SHIFTING STAR (IRE), EXCELLERATOR (IRE), ABRAHAM LINCOLN (IRE), DRAWNFROMTHEPAST (IRE), RASH JUDGEMENT, PONTY ROSSA (IRE), MASTER ROONEY (IRE), SEASIDER, HARRY PATCH, AAKEF (IRE), BARRICADO (FR)




BETFAIR BRITISH HORSE RACING LEVY CONTRIBUTION 2008/09



The Levy Board in the UK reports that money raised through betting for the financial year 08/09 fell to £91.6m, a 20 per cent decline from the previous year’s £116m.

The report also states that the levy paid by “exchanges” fell by 12.7 per cent during the same period.

For the sake of clarity, Betfair paid £6.16m of the reported £6.2m paid by “exchanges”.

We also paid more than 90 per cent of the £1.35m which has been reported as “voluntary levy from offshore operators”. This payment was paid at the full levy rate – 10 per cent of gross profits.


Our total contribution to the Levy in the period is therefore approximately £7.5m, up 7 per cent from last year.


Betfair appears to be the only major betting operator making a voluntary payment from its offshore business – i.e. the revenue raised from customers betting on British racing from outside the UK – although this is mentioned nowhere in the Levy Board’s report.


Amongst betting operators, we are also the second biggest sponsor of British horseracing, with only the Tote, which is under a legal obligation to reinvest its profits into the sport, paying more.





NEWMARKET NIGHTS UPDATE


Pussycat Dolls ready to hit town; Status Quo gearing up for a big night; Simply Red sold out; Scouting For Girls and Boyzone both selling quickly


The Pussycat Dolls will start the latest European leg of the Doll Domination tour at Newmarket tomorrow night (Friday, 17th July), pumping out their smash hits like ‘Don't Cha’, ‘Jai Ho’, ‘Stickwitu’, ‘Buttons’ and ‘Wait A Minute’, as well as their new single ‘Hush Hush; Hush Hush’.

A recent injury has prevented Jessica Sutta from travelling from the USA with the band as their management explained last night:

“The Pussycat Dolls are looking forward to the upcoming July shows however, due to an injury Jessica Sutta sustained, she will not be able to perform on these dates. Lead singer Nicole Scherzinger along with Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt and Melody Thornton will be in attendance as planned and the show will not be affected.”

No news yet though on whether Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger’s boyfriend, will be here to watch them!

A crowd of around 16,000 is expected for the racing and concert that will follow an, although the Garden Enclosure is a sell-out, tickets will be available to buy on the night for the Premier Enclosure (£39.50 adults; £15 children) and Grandstand & Paddock (£27.50 adults; £15 children). First race 5.40pm, last race 8.50pm, concert starts at about 9.10pm.


Status Quo, fresh from their virtuoso performance at Glastonbury last month, will be returning to the Newmarket Nights on Friday week (24th July) and tickets are currently still available in all three Enclosures – Premier £30 (children £15), Grandstand & Paddock £22 (children £15), Garden Enclosure £15 (children £10).


Simply Red on 31st July is a complete sell-out and tickets are selling fast for both the brilliant indie band Scouting For Girls on 7th August (tickets start at just £12) and Boyzone on 14th August (tickets start at £15).


“We will definitely have tickets available on the night for The Pussycat Dolls and Status Quo, but the way sales have been going we can’t guarantee there will be any for Scouting For Girls and Boyzone by the time we get to August,” said Stephen Wallis, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses. “Overall we are delighted with how ticket sales have been holding up in the current economic climate.”

Tickets can be booked by visiting www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 579 3010.


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