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Tuesday, September 30, 2003


KATIE THE 11/10 FAVOURITE FOR THE SKY BET CHEVELEY PARK STAKES AS WATERING RESUMES AT NEWMARKET


NEWMARKET WATERING ENTIRE TRACK

Carry On Katie is the 11/10 favourite with the sponsors for Thursday’s Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket after all 11 five-day confirmations stood their ground at today’s 48-hour declaration stage for the Group One contest over six furlongs.


Sky Bet then go 9/4 about the French raider Much Faster, 7/1 Nyramba, 14/1 Badminton, China Eyes, Ruby Rocket, 16/1 Majestic Desert, 40/1 Show Me The Roses, Totally Yours, Voile and 50/1 Indiana Blues.

Following the selective watering that took place on the Rowley Mile yesterday (Monday), Newmarket’s Clerk of the Course, Michael Prosser, has taken the decision to water the entire track today and tomorrow in the light of a revised weather forecast leading into the start of the three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting on Thursday.

The home straight (10 furlongs) is receiving eight millimetres of water today and a similar amount will be applied between the 10-furlong and two-mile starts tomorrow morning.


Prosser explained: “It now looks as though we will only get between two and four millimetres of rain on Wednesday night.

“My aim for Thursday is to provide nothing faster than genuine Good to Firm ground with no jar and, in the light of the revised forecast, I feel I have no option but to water.
“The track has a very good covering of grass and is in prime condition for three days of top-class racing.


“More rain is currently forecast for Thursday night followed by predominantly dry weather with occasional showers on Friday and Saturday.”


SKY BET CHEVELEY PARK STAKES DECLARED RUNNERS

2.20pm, Newmarket, Thursday. October 2, 2003. Class A, Group One, £170,000 guaranteed, for 2-y-o fillies only, 6f. Weights 8st 11lb. Entries closed: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 (80 entries). Forfeit stage: Tuesday, September 9, 2003 (34 entries remained). Supplementary entry stage and confirmation of entry stage by noon: Saturday, September 27, 2003 (11 remained). Declarations to run by 10am: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 (11 declared). Form figures supplied by Weatherbys & are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, September 29, 2003.


No. Form Horse Age Owner Trainer Jockey

1) 12 BADMINTON 2 Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum Clive Brittain Darryll Holland

2) 11 CARRY ON KATIE (USA) 2 Lucayan Stud Jeremy Noseda Frankie Dettori

3) 5212 CHINA EYES (IRE) 2 Rick Barnes Barry Hills Michael Hills

4) 04 INDIANA BLUES 2 Jeff Smith Andrew Balding Martin Dwyer

5) 1231 MAJESTIC DESERT 2 Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon Kieren Fallon

6) 11112 MUCH FASTER (IRE) 2 J L Bouchard Pascal Bary FR Thierry Thulliez

7) 1211 NYRAMBA 2 Salem Suhail John Gosden Richard Hughes

8) 1131 RUBY ROCKET (IRE) 2 Thurloe Thoroughbreds IX Hughie Morrison Kevin Darley

9) 3026 SHOW ME THE ROSES (USA) 2 Sue Magnier/Diane Nagle Aidan O'Brien IRE Michael Kinane

10) 0221 TOTALLY YOURS (IRE) 2 Foursome Thoroughbreds William Muir Richard Mullen

11) 12434 VOILE (IRE) 2 De La Warr Racing Richard Hannon Pat Eddery

11 declared on Tuesday, September 30.



SKY BET REWARDS STABLE STAFF



The member of stable staff who leads up the winner of Thursday’s Group One Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket will receive a £500 cash prize to reward them for their efforts.


The successful groom will be presented with their prize after the race along with the winning owner, trainer and jockey of the very prestigious two-year-old fillies’ event.

In addition, the lad or lass in charge of the best turned out horse will gain a £100 cash prize.


Dale Tempest of Sky Bet said: “This is the first Group One event sponsored by Sky Bet and we felt it was important to reward not only the winning owner, trainer and jockey but also the groom who has led up the horse.”


LONE STAR PARK SPONSOR



Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, will be hosting its first-ever Breeders' Cup Championships in 2004.

To help publicise the track, which as yet is little known outside the USA but which will be catapulted into the headlines next year, Lone Star Park are sponsoring a race on the first day of Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire Meeting on Thursday (October 2).

Corey Johnsen, President of Lone Star Park, and Mike Renfro, the track’s Business Development Director, will be at Newmarket to watch the Lone Star Park Fillies Rated Stakes.

They will be accompanied by the former top international jockey, Cash Asmussen, who is acting as consultant to the track. Cash will be making a rare return visit to Newmarket, where he won the Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes, the highlight of Thursday’s card, on Dead Certain back in 1989.


The trio will be aiming to meet trainers, owners, racing managers and the media to give them the lowdown on the Texas track to where next year’s European stars will be travelling to take on America’s best in October, 2004.


Lone Star Park’s amenities include a mile dirt track with a 7-furlong chute and a 7-furlong turf course with an inside chute for races up to 1m 1f. The spacious barn area includes 29 barns which stable more than 1,300 horses.



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