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Wednesday, October 1, 2003


A dozen high-class two-year-olds have been declared to run in the Group One Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes over six furlongs at Newmarket on Friday, October 3.

The Roger Charlton-trained Three Valleys, a leading fancy for next year’s 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, will bid to bounce back after sustaining his first defeat in three outings last time, when third to Guineas favourite One Cool Cat in the Group One Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh last month.

The Diesis colt had previously won the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot in June by eight lengths from Botanical, a performance which inspired his trainer to describe him as ‘the best two-year-old that I have trained’.

Ireland’s Aidan O’Brien, who has won the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes with Johannesburg (2001) and Minardi (2000), has a powerful squad of four - Old Deuteronomy, second in the Curragh race, Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes runner-up Grand Reward, Born in America and Colossus

Kheleyf currently races for Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum but judging by his performances on the racecourse this season, he is likely to be flying the Godolphin banner with credit next year.

His only defeat in three starts came in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot where he went down by a length and three-quarters to Russian Valour.

Trainer David Loder allowed the colt almost three months away from the track after that reversal and Kheleyf made a thoroughly satisfying comeback in a conditions race at Doncaster last month when beating Golden Sahara by a length and a half.

Auditorium, the neck second in Doncaster’s Champagne Stakes who was supplemented on Saturday, is the mount of current champion jockey Kieren Fallon while Pat Eddery, the 11-times champion who retires at the end of the season, is on Balmont who beat Fokine in York’s Scottish Equitable Gimcrack Stakes and has won his last three races.

Whipper, winner of the Group One Prix Morny at Deauville last month, represents French trainer Robert Collet, while the field is completed by Holborn and Nevisian Lad.

Peugeot Charity Trophy for the Leading Jockey at the Cambridgeshire Meeting

This is the second year of the Peugeot-sponsored jockeys’ challenge at Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire Meeting. In addition to a handsome trophy, the leading rider over the three days receives the use of a Peugeot vehicle for six months to donate to the charity of his choice.

Last year’s successful jockey, Richard Quinn, nominated SENSE, a charity that works to improve the quality of life for the deaf and the blind, as his chosen beneficiaries. SENSE offers a wide range of support and services across the UK to help sensory impaired people of all ages fulfil their full potential despite the many challenges facing them.

“It’s a fantastic gesture from Peugeot, as it offers the victorious jockey a chance to support a cause that they feel particularly strongly about,” commented Lisa Hancock, Newmarket’s Managing Director.

If there is no clear-cut champion based on number of winners, the following points system will apply to determine the leading jockey – win 4 points, second 3 points, third 2 points and fourth 1 point, with the rider accumulating the greatest points total being declared victorious.

Ruinart Champions Challenge

With five Group races due to take place at this year’s Cambridgeshire Meeting, the leader board in the Ruinart Champions Challenge could change dramatically. John Dunlop has proven what strength in depth he has in his Arundel yard, winning three Group races at Newmarket this year with three different horses. However, his slender two-point lead over Sir Michael Stoute, Dermot Weld and John Gosden is sure to be put under pressure this weekend.

A surprising omission from the leader board at present is Aidan O’Brien, but it would be no surprise to see him pick up points with his Ballydoyle string now in top gear.

Points have been awarded for all Group races at Newmarket this season, with a Group 1 worth 10, a Group 2 worth 6 and a Group 3 worth 3 points. There’s plenty still to play for as there is a total of 32 points up for grabs at the Cambridgeshire Meeting.

The leading trainer after Champions’ Day (October 18) (on which the last Group races of the season at Newmarket are run) wins his or her weight in Ruinart Champagne.

Current Standings

John Dunlop ……………………………………………………………………...12
Khulood (Shadwell Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes [Gr3])
Olden Times (Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes [Gr3])
Millenary (Princess of Wales’s UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Stakes [Gr2])

John Gosden ………………………………………………………………………10
Oasis Dream (Darley July Cup [Gr1])

Sir Michael Stoute…………………………………………………………………........10
Russian Rhythm (USA) (Sagitta 1000 Guineas Stakes [Gr1])

Dermot Weld ………………………………………………………………………10
Refuse to Bend (Sagitta 2000 Guineas Stakes [Gr1])

Michael Bell, Clive Brittan, James Fanshawe, Richard Hannon and Mark Johnston all currently have 6 points; Roger Charlton and Bryan McMahon both have 3 points.


The £125,000 Tote Cesarewitch, run on Champions’ Day at Newmarket on Saturday, October 18, has 68 horses still engaged after only six came out at the second forfeit stage yesterday, details of which are announced today.

A maximum of 36 runners can go to post for the famous two and a quarter mile handicap.

Trainer David Elsworth has three of the top four in the weights after Barathea Blazer dropped out, with Gulf just ahead of First Ballot followed by Romany Prince.

Elsworth is one of the trainers chasing the new Tote Autumn Double bonus of £100,000 (£70,000 for stable staff and £30,000 for the trainer) if successful in both Saturday’s Tote Cambridgeshire at Newmarket and the Tote Cesarewitch two weeks later..

Pawn Broker and Finished Article (who may not get in) could represent him in the Tote Cambridgeshire.

Elsworth said: “Pawn Broker has been maligned by the press - he won a very good race early in the year at Ascot (the Tote betXpress at tote.co.uk Stakes) and write him off at your peril. He has been targeted specifically at the Tote Cambridgeshire.

“Finished Article is a useful little handicapper but will he get in? He ran very well when second in the Mail On Sunday/Tote Mile Final at Ascot last weekend.

“Romany Prince showed promise last year as a three-year-old and got himself way up in the weights. He ran cracking race first time out at Newbury under top-weight and in hindsight going to Chester (Tote Chester Cup) was a mistake with those bends.

“He lost his way a bit after that but he ran a very promising race at Goodwood in the 14-furlong handicap at the big meeting in July, finishing second, and then he went on to be third to First Charter in the Listed March Stakes and was third again at Salisbury last time out.

“The Tote Cesarewitch should suit him - he wants every yard of two and a quarter miles and he needs to be dropped out. He would like a bit of cut in the ground which he hasn’t generally had.

“Gulf has been highly tried. He won a conditions race at Goodwood in June and he ran a bit free in the Goodwood Cup behind Persian Punch. I took him to the Prix Kergorlay (Group Two, Deauville) where he was upsides Pole Star and he came sixth at Doncaster under a 10st burden, running a promising race, last time out.

“Then there is First Ballot who is an enigma. He runs well at Newmarket - he won there over a mile and a half and probably should have beaten First Charter there in July. He does have to have things his own way.”

The latest Tote odds for the Tote Cesarewitch are 8 Distant Prospect, No Refuge, 10 Inglis Drever, Shabernak, 12 Direct Bearing, Sindapour, 14 Archduke Ferdinand, 16 Big Moment, Landing Light, One Off, Romany Prince, Tees Componants, Ten Carat, Unleash, Numitas, 20 Fourth Dimension, Mac, Gulf, Ravenglass, 25 Contract Dancer, Don Fernando, Flownaway, Fortune Island, Gralmano, Heir To Be, High Point, Mana d' Argent, Miss Fara, Nobratinetta, Random Quest, Red Wine, Tom Paddington, 33 Albanov, Bobsleigh, Canada, Court Shareef, Dawn Invasion, Dubai Seven Stars, First Ballot, Kristensen, Marakabei, Misternando, Moon Emperor, Positive Profile, Self Defense, Spectrometer, Sun Bird, Tikram, Trained By The Best, Zibeline, 40 Dawari, Establishment, It's Definate, 50 Faraway Lady, Gig Harbour, Guard Duty, Saltrio, Tandava, Tiyoun, 66 Bold Ewar, Solomon's Mine, 100 Galleon Beach, Jamaican Flight, 150 Flame of Zara, Homelife, 250 Achilles Wings, Madiba, 500 Pipssalio.


Class B, Showcase Handicap, £125,000 Total Prize Fund. Newmarket, Saturday, October 18, 2003. For three-year-olds & upwards, two miles & about two furlong. Minimum weight 7st 12lb; highest weight not less than 9st 10lb. Penalties: after August 30, a winner of a Class D race 3lb; of a Class C race 5lb; of a Class A or B race 7lb. Entries closed August 20, entries and weights revealed September 2 (82 entries), first forfeit stage September 16 (74 remain) second forfeit stage September 30 (68 remain), five-day confirmation stage October 13, final declaration stage 10.00am October 17. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, September 16, 2003. May not include some overseas form.


Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
5013606 GULF (IRE) 4-9-09 Raymond Tooth David Elsworth
0205311 SHABERNAK (IRE) 4-9-09(inc7lbx) Thurloe Thoroughbreds VII Michael Bell
4643305 FIRST BALLOT (IRE) 7-9-08 Jeff Smith David Elsworth
0-300233 ROMANY PRINCE 4-9-06 Jeff Smith David Elsworth
1414-04 DAWN INVASION (IRE) 4-9-05 Khalid Abdulla Amanda Perrett
46/1450- SELF DEFENSE 6-9-05 Fraser Miller Racing Emma Lavelle
14/0020-5 SALTRIO 5-9-05 Raymond McNeill Mark Brisbourne
205-144 UNLEASH (USA) 4-9-04 Cheveley Park Stud Philip Hobbs
35010-6 TEES COMPONENTS 8-9-04 Tees Components Ltd Mary Reveley
1001250 SUN BIRD (IRE) 5-9-03 Mrs R P Aggio Dick Allan
00////-120 LANDING LIGHT (IRE) 8-9-03 Mr & Mrs John Poynton Nicky Henderson
0-42044 BIG MOMENT 5-9-02 R Doel,A Black,Dr J Howells & D Broad Amanda Perrett
23-(1)211 INGLIS DREVER 4-9-01 Piers Pottinger Sir Mark Prescott
1010503 FLOWNAWAY 4-9-00 Sales Race 2001 Syndicate William Jarvis
1-53040 RED WINE 4-8-13 Paul Dixon Jamie Osborne
05-3506 COURT SHAREEF 8-8-13 Derek & Cheryl Holder Richard Price
0344-003 DISTANT PROSPECT (IRE) 6-8-12 The Rae Smiths & Pauline Gale Andrew Balding
2331-00 MISS FARA (FR) 8-8-09 Christine Painting Martin Pipe
3-002325 RANDOM QUEST 5-8-09 The Blandford Partnership Paul Cole
6601433 MANA D'ARGENT (IRE) 6-8-08 Daniel Couper Mark Johnston
065500 MOON EMPEROR 6-8-08 Robert Ellis & Christopher Shankland John Jenkins
25143261 RAVENGLASS (USA) 4-8-08 (inc5lbx) K W Bell John O'Shea
0-023002 ZIBELINE (IRE) 6-8-08 Ashley Carr Brian Ellison
(3)-(2)(0)(5)(6)4 DAWARI (IRE) 5-8-07 Andy Capp Racing Peter Haley ESP
2000-0524 ARCHDUKE FERDINAND (FR) 5-8-07 Chris Wright & Catherine Corbett Paul Cole
2/-00460 CANADA 5-8-07 Bill Gredley Martin Pipe
1022-043 DIRECT BEARING (IRE) 6-8-07 Dr Michael Smurfit Dermot Weld IRE
25-63130 FOURTH DIMENSION (IRE) 4-8-07 M A Whelton Alec Stewart
2(1)3-100 FORTUNE ISLAND (IRE) 4-8-06 John Brown & Mike Blackburn Martin Pipe
23-30301 NUMITAS (GER) 3-8-04 (inc5lbx) Cheveley Park Stud Sir Mark Prescott
////10-4230 TOM PADDINGTON 8-8-04 Martin & Mary Wilson (Camp Farm Racing) Hughie Morrison
16-0310 SPECTROMETER 6-8-03 Concertina Racing Mark Johnston
(3)310310 GRALMANO (IRE) 8-8-03 Coleorton Moor Racing Kevin Ryan
3(1)1213 NO REFUGE (IRE) 3-8-02 Wally Sturt - Osborne House III Sir Mark Prescott
030112 SINDAPOUR (IRE) 5-8-01 Mary Burke Martin Pipe
(2)(3)(0)000 GIG HARBOR 4-8-01 Fraser Miller Racing Emma Lavelle
060-000 DON FERNANDO 4-7-13 Lucayan Stud Martin Pipe
1/625/(0)0- TIKRAM 6-7-13 Mike Charlton And Rodger Sargent Gary Moore
4203030 BOBSLEIGH 4-7-13 A & Mrs F Ogilvy Amanda Perrett
2521500 HIGH POINT (IRE) 5-7-12 The Aedean Partnership Gerry Enright
0601150 MAC 3-7-12 Sarah Lady Allendale Marcus Tregoning
1120-200 TRAINED BYTHE BEST 5-7-11 Alison Farrant Martin Pipe
13012-5 CONTACT DANCER (IRE) 4-7-10 Michael Watt John Dunlop
410 NOBRATINETTA (FR) 4-7-10 Peter Savill Mary Reveley
2225562 KRISTENSEN 4-7-10 Equiname Ltd Don Eddy
0-020204 TANDAVA (IRE) 5-7-09 Woodspeen Sport & Leisure Ian Semple
1(1)11112 ONE OFF 3-7-09 Lady O'Reilly Sir Mark Prescott
00-16300 MARAKABEI 5-7-09 Jane Poulter Rae Guest
2-321355 ALBANOV (IRE) 3-7-08 Michael Watt John Dunlop
0-411 TEN CARAT 3-7-08 Khalid Abdulla Amanda Perrett
205450 ESTABLISHMENT 6-7-08 Elizabeth Cyzer Charles Cyzer
010320 IT'S DEFINITE (IRE) 4-7-08 R Owen Peter Bowen
(0)(5)(5)123 SOLOMON'S MINE (USA) 4-7-08 Paul Dixon Mark Polglase
645/000- GUARD DUTY 6-7-08 Neil Edwards and Malcolm Jones Martin Pipe
040002 POSITIVE PROFILE (IRE) 5-7-08 Chelgate Public Relations Ltd Patrick Haslam
001006 HEIR TO BE 4-7-07 I H Stewart-Brown & M J Meacock John Dunlop
635342025 TIYOUN (IRE) 5-7-07 Sharon Long Jedd O'Keeffe
3-00015260 DUBAI SEVEN STARS 5-7-05 Alison Farrant Martin Pipe
1U1111122 MISTERNANDO 3-7-05 (3lbx) John Duggan Mick Channon
53110-06 GALLEON BEACH 6-7-03 Centaur Racing Ltd Mark Brisbourne
126(1)(4)40 BOLD EWAR (IRE) 6-7-02 Tony Richards Clive Brittain
(2)/(0)-0556 HOMELIFE (IRE) 5-6-08 Jean Mitchell Paul D'Arcy
046 FLAME OF ZARA 4-6-05 R Meredith Mary Reveley
4(0)0113645 JAMAICAN FLIGHT (USA) 10-6-05 P Lamyman Sue Lamyman
0011122 FARAWAY LADY 3-6-05 Eurolink Group Plc Luca Cumani
000050(4) MADIBA 4-6-03 Eastwell Manor Racing Ltd Paul Howling
(6)5/-(2)(0)(5)(0) ACHILLES WINGS (USA) 7-5-13 Exterior Profiles LtdMiss Karen George
(2)/-(0)(0)(0)0(4) PIPSSALIO (SPA) 6-5-03 Chris Steward Jamie Poulton

68 entries remain after the second forfeit stage on September 30


The two Group 1 events at Newmarket on Champions' Day, Saturday, October 18, promise to provide superb end-of-season highlights to the 2003 Flat season following the forfeit stages, details of which are announced today, Wednesday, October 1.

There are 40 horses going forward for the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, this year carrying £400,000 in prize money, and 40 juveniles remaining in the season's top two-year-old event, the £230,000 Darley Dewhurst Stakes.

Emirates Airline Champion Stakes acceptors include the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and Budweiser Irish Derby winner Alamshar, Vodafone Derby victor Kris Kin, last year's Epsom hero High Chaparral, Seabiscuit St Leger winner Brian Boru and Sagitta 1000 Guineas heroine Russian Rhythm.

The lightly-raced Ikhtyar, the apple of trainer John Gosden's eye, is another entered as are the 2001 winner Nayef, German Group 1 scorer Ransom O'War, 2002 Fillies' Mile heroine Soviet Song, Yesterday, winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas in May, the Amanda Perrett-trained Carnival Dancer, a dual Group 3 winner in France this year, last year's Darley Dewhurst Stakes victor Tout Seul and dual French Group 1 winner Vespone, who has not run since being purchased by Godolphin.

The 2003 Darley Dewhurst Stakes promises to be an outstanding event. Aidan O'Brien's keeps 13 in the race, namely Acropolis, Antonius Pius, Colossus, the well-regarded Grand Reward, Haydn, Magritte, Newton, Old Deuteronomy, The Mighty Tiger, Troubadour, Tumblebrutus, Tycoon and Wolfe Tone.

But whichever horses O'Brien chooses to run he will have it far from his own way with other entries including Coventry Stakes winner Three Valleys, the David Loder-trained Kheleyf, his stablemate Byron, recent winner of the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Doncaster, Doncaster's Group 2 Champagne Stakes winner Lucky Story, trained by Mark Johnston, Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes victor Balmont, Saturday's Group 2 Hackney Empire Royal Lodge Stakes winner Snow Ridge, French raider Diamond Green and the Dermot Weld-trained Grey Swallow.

Lisa Hancock, Newmarket's Managing Director, said: “Year after year the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes and Darley Dewhurst Stakes attract line-ups that help determine which horses will be crowned champions of their generations and both races in 2003 promise plenty.”


Class A, Group One, £400,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m 2f Newmarket, Saturday, October 18, 2003. Weights: 3-y-o colts & Geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4-y-o+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Entries closed August 13 (77 entries), forfeit stage September 30 (40 entries remain), £24,000 supplementary entry stage October 13, five-day confirmation stage October 13, final declaration stage 10.00am Thursday, October 16. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, September 29, 2003.

1-213114 ALAMSHAR (IRE) 3 H H Aga Khan John Oxx IRE
1013052 BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE) 4 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
121-30421 BRIAN BORU 3 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
0-513121 CARNIVAL DANCER 5 Cheveley Park Stud Amanda Perrett
01-128 CARPANETTO (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
1550-46 CHANCELLOR (IRE) 5 Bill Gredley Barry Hills
130-1100 DANDOUN 5 Prince A A Faisal John Dunlop
2113-013 DANO-MAST 7 Stald Composit Flemming Poulsen DEN
522-31233 FAR LANE (USA) 4 Khalid Abdulla Barry Hills
3210-3112 FIRST CHARTER 4 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
01-5610 HANAMI 3 G B Partnership James Toller
11131-11 HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) 4 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
411-62252 HIGHDOWN (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
01(3)-040(2) HOLD THAT TIGER (USA) 3 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
3121 IKHTYAR (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
35051231 IMPERIAL DANCER 5 Imperial Racing Mick Channon
60-(4)131533 INDIAN CREEK 5 Seymour Cohn David Elsworth
50-1010 INDIAN HAVEN 3 Peter Gleeson, Julian Smith, Loz Conway Paul D'Arcy
1153-3613 ISLINGTON (IRE) 4 Exors of the late Lord Weinstock Sir Michael Stoute
3-440038 IZDIHAM (IRE) 4 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
210-06323 KAIETEUR (USA) 4 Susan McCarthy Brian Meehan
4-1127 KALAMAN (IRE) 3 H H Aga Khan Sir Michael Stoute
01-1133 KRIS KIN (USA) 3 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
3002134 LUNDY'S LANE (IRE) 3 Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
1232 MIDDLEMARCH (IRE) 3 Robert Sangster/Michael Tabor/Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
2-1114 MINGUN (USA) 3 Niarchos Family Aidan O'Brien IRE
213/21-111 MUBTAKER (USA) 6 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
12-102 MUQBIL (USA) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop
6-1002312 NAHEEF (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
21-(3)1203 NAYEF (USA) 5 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
13-6211 NYSAEAN (IRE) 4 Fieldspring Racing Richard Hannon
4/3-13440 OLDEN TIMES 5 Prince A A Faisal John Dunlop
1630-12 RAKTI 4 Gary Tanaka Michael Jarvis
(0)-231214 RANSOM O'WAR (USA) 3 Stall Capricorn Erika Mader GER
112-1112 RUSSIAN RHYTHM (USA) 3 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
111-4245 SOVIET SONG (IRE) 3 Elite Racing Club James Fanshawe
11-029 STATUE OF LIBERTY (USA) 3 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
121-430 TOUT SEUL (IRE) 3 Eden Racing Fulke Johnson Houghton
2-12111 VESPONE (IRE) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
31-01242 YESTERDAY (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier & Roisin Henry Aidan O'Brien IRE

40 entries remain after the September 30 forfeit stage
12 Irish-trained
1 Danish-trained
1 German-trained


Class A, Group One, £400,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m 2f Newmarket, Saturday, October 18, 2003. Weights: 3-y-o colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4-y-o+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Entries closed August 13 (77 entries), forfeit stage September 30 (40 entries remain), £24,000 supplementary entry stage October 13, five-day confirmation stage October 13, final declaration stage 10.00am Thursday, October 16. Form figures sipplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, September 29, 2003..

71 ACROPOLIS (IRE) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
11 ANTONIUS PIUS (USA) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
3 BACHELOR DUKE (USA) 2 Duke of Devonshire James Toller
2111 BALMONT (USA) 2 Sanford Robertson Jeremy Noseda
10 BAYEUX (USA) 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
221 BRUNEL (IRE) 2 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing X William Haggas
133D BYRON 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
13251 CAPE FEAR 2 Kennet Valley Thoroughbred II Brian Meehan
12716 COLOSSUS (IRE) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
111 DIAMOND GREEN (FR) 2 Lagardere Family Andre Fabre FR
0252 FANCY FOXTROT 2 Joe Allbritton Brian Meehan
132 GRAND REWARD (USA) 2 Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Beverley Lewis Aidan O'Brien IRE
1 GREY SWALLOW (IRE) 2 Rochelle Quinn Dermot Weld IRE
113 HAAFHD 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
1000 HAYDN (USA) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
11 IMPERIAL STRIDE 2 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
121 KHELEYF (USA) 2 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum David Loder
4 KINGSWORD (USA) 2 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
1274 LEICESTER SQUARE (IRE) 2 Sheikh Mohammed Mark Johnston
16 LEITRIM HOUSE 2 Gallagher Equine Ltd Brian Meehan
41111 LUCKY STORY (USA) 2 Abdulla BuHaleeba Mark Johnston
1 MAGRITTE (IRE) 2 Sue Magnier & Mrs David Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
21 MAHMOOM 2 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mick Channon
113144325 MILK IT MICK 2 Paul Dixon Jamie Osborne
151 MUTAWAFFER 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
21105 NEWTON (IRE) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
14224 OLD DEUTERONOMY (USA) 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
21113 PEARL OF LOVE (IRE) 2 Mick Doyle Mark Johnston
612 PETARDIAS MAGIC (IRE) 2 Sarah Diane Warren Eoghan O'Neill
3113 RULE OF LAW (USA) 2 Sheikh Mohammed David Loder
101 SABBEEH (USA) 2 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
11 SNOW RIDGE (IRE) 2 Exors of the late Lord Weinstock Marcus Tregoning
2213 TAHREEB (FR) 2 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
411 TASHKIL (IRE) 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
3123 THE MIGHTY TIGER (USA) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
113 THREE VALLEYS (USA) 2 Khalid Abdulla Roger Charlton
13 TROUBADOUR (IRE) 2 Robert Sangster & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
6212(6) TUMBLEBRUTUS (USA) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
321 TYCOON 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
1 WOLFE TONE (IRE) 2 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE

40 entries remain after the September 30 forfeit
14 Irish-trained
1 French-trained


Cheltenham Racecourse announces today (Wednesday, October 1) that prize money for the 2003/2004 season, starting at the end of October, will rise by 5% compared to last season.

There will be £4.4 million on offer over the 16 days of racing at Cheltenham and, from November through to April, every professional jump race at the home of National Hunt racing will be worth at least £15,000, with novice chases having £20,000 or more in prize money.

This means that prize money at Cheltenham has nearly doubled since the 1998/1999 season when it stood at £2,422,000.

Simon Claisse, Cheltenham’s Clerk of the Course, commented today: “The Cheltenham board aims to keep prize money levels moving forward and this has been accomplished again despite difficult circumstances.

“Cheltenham, with the help of race sponsors, is putting in a sum which will more than offset the reduction of £192,000 (minus 30%) in basic daily rates made by the Levy Board up to the end of year.

“The 2004 National Hunt Festival (March 16-18) will have prize money of £2.3 million and the Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup is run at £350,000.”

The prize money commitment is part of the equation to encourage the best horses to compete at Cheltenham which continues to invest in improved facilities for spectators and horses.

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