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Sunday, January 25, 2004



The Value Betting Column, which appears every Saturday on racenews.co.uk and is completely free of charge, has started the year well by advising two winners out of four selections, one for each Saturday of the year to date.

Yesterday, Saturday, January 24, the value was with JAIR DE COCHET in the Pillar Property Chase at Cheltenham and two weeks (January 10, 2004) before that there was the15/2 winner Southern Star in the Tote Classic Chase at Warwick.

Jair De Cochet was advised at 7/2 and won at 11/4.

Similarly, the Henrietta Knight-trained Southern Star was 10/1 when advised and won from outsider Jurancon II who was also favourably mentioned.

The Value Betting Column usually only selects one horse every Saturday

Visit racenews.co.uk every Saturday. See yesterday’s full column below.

Cheltenham, Saturday, January 24, 2004

Going - Good, good to soft in places

BP = best odds offered from Blue Square, Ladbrokes, Tote, Stanleybet. Bet365, William Hill. For the latest odds click on to the BritOdds.com link above.

3.05pm £80,000 Pillar Property Chase (Class A) Grade 2 (6yo+) 3m 1f 110yds

1) 211P Jair Du Cochet 29 Guillaime Macaire 7-11-10 Jacques Ricou
One of the top novices last year and finished second in the Royal & SunAlliance Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Won the Peterborough Chase from Best Mate earlier this season but was never going when favourite for the Pertemps King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. He is worth another chance as he prefers to race in small fields and get his own way..

BP= 7/2 Ladbrokes & Bet365

2) 23F2 Rince Ri 6 TedWalsh 11-11-10 Ruby Walsh
Won this race in 2002 on heavy ground. Consistent sort who would prefer softer ground and is not getting any younger.

BP= 14/1 Bet 365 and William Hill

3) -F3F Valley Henry 29 Howard Johnson 9-11-10 Graham Lee
His jumping always has been a problem. Had his first run for trainer Howard Johnson last time out and was going well when he came down in the King George. Well beaten fourth in this race last year but did much better in the Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup when occupying the same place two months later. Does not want the ground too soft so conditions may suit.

BP= 15/2 Ladbrokes

4) -F12 Sir Rembrandt 28 Robert Alner 8-11-06 Andrew Thornton
One of the up and coming horses. Game, talented and progressive chaser who won at Chepstow and then ran a great race to be second in the Coral Welsh National. Had a hard race then, which was four weeks ago, and need to have recovered. Seems to act on all ground.

BP= 11/4 Blue Square, Ladbrokes, Stanleybet, Bet365,

5) -42F Truckers Tavern 28 Ferdy Murphy 911-06t Tony Dobbin
Second in the Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup last year and has yet to hit the heights this season. Fell when going OK at Wetherby last time out.

BP= 6/1 Stanleybet

6) 1111 Therealbandit 23 Martin Pipe 7-11-03 Tony McCoy
The talking horse. Very promising horse who has won his two novice chases to date, both at Cheltenham. This is his hardest test to date and he is worth opposing.

BP= 5/2 Blue Square, Tote, Stanleybet

A fascinating and open race. JAIR DE COCHET is the value because of his proven ability and potential.


The 12-1 available with Hills for Jair Du Cochet in the Gold Cup after his Pillar Property Chase win today has been snapped up and Macaire's charge is now 13-2 second favourite behind Best Mate at 4-7.

TOTE GOLD TROPHY: 6-1 Rooster Booster, Sporazene, 8-1 Specular, 9-1 Hasty Prince, Our Vic, 10-1 Limerick Boy, Perouse, 12-1 Rhinestone Cowboy, Rigmarole, 14-1 Flame Creek, Thesis, Saintsaire, 16-1 Risky Reef, Tom Paddington, 20-1 Benbyas, Bold Bishop, Demi Beau, Foreman, Geos, Monkerhostin, Quazar, Self Defense, Sud Bleu, Well Chief, 25-1 BAR


TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP: 4-7 Best Mate (from 1-2), 13-2 Jair du Cochet (from 12),8-1 Keen Leader, 10-1 Kingscliff, 12-1 Beef Or Salmon, 12-1 Therealbandit (unchanged), 20-1 First Gold, 25-1 Commanche Court, Sir Rembrandt (from 14), Truckers Tavern (from 8), 33-1 Florida Pearl, Fondmort, Irish Hussar, Rince Ri, Valley Henry, 40-1 Harbour Pilot, 50-1 Arctic Jack, Chives, La Landiere, Whats Up Boys, 66-1 Cyfor Malta, Shooting Light, Sleeping Night, Toto Toscato, 100-1 Alexander Banquet, Macs Gildoran, Shardam, You're A Goodun, 200-1 Rule Supreme, 500-1 Jenniferjo, 1000-1 Venn Ottery.

SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE: 11-4 Rooster Booster, 4-1 Intersky Falcon, 13-2 Rhinestone Cowboy, 9-1 Spirit Leader, 10-1 Back In Front, 12-1 Rigmarole, Specular, 14-1 Inglis Drever, 16-1 Davenport Milenium, Sporazene, 20-1 Golden Cross, Hasty Prince, 25-1 Flame Creek, 33-1 Foreman, Limerick Boy, Solerina, 40-1 Geos, In Contrast, Perouse, Quazar, Mr Cool, Self Defense, Well Chief, Westender, 50-1 Exotic Dancer, Hardy Eustace, Kicking King, Tom Paddington, 66-1 Benbyas, Copeland, Flying Wanda, Fota Island, Khetaam, Lilium de Cotte, Monkerhostin, Stage Affair, Ulundi, 100-1 Altay, Cloone River, Demi Beau, Demophilos, Man O Mystery, Risky Reef, Royaleety, Shayadi, 200-1 Italian Cousel, 500-1 Its Wallace Jnr

BONUSPRINT STAYERS HURDLE: Evs Baracouda, 3-1 Iris's Gift, 5-1 Solerina, 7-1 Rhinestone Cowboy, 14-1 Sh Boom, 16-1 Crystal D'Ainay (from 25), 25-1 Davenport Milenium, Hardy Eustace (from 16), Holy Orders, Pizarro, 33-1 Calling Brave, Limerick Boy, Rosaker, Royal Rosa, 40-1 Galileo, Xenophon, 50-1 Fota Island, Gralmano, Mistanoora, Liberman, 66-1 Jollyolly, Redemption (from 40), Sleeping Night, 100-1 Kadara, Newlands Gold, Prince Madoc, Prince of Tara, Stormez, Tarxien (from 66), The French Furze, Turtle Soup, Yogi

IRISH INDEPENDENT ARKLE: 11-4 Thisthatandtother, 5-1 Kicking King, 12-1 Caracciola, Central House, Our Armageddon (from 14), Our Vic, 16-1 Chauvinist, 20-1 Bal De Nuit (from 12), Lillium de Cotte, Well Chief, Westender, 25-1 Bonus Bridge, Fota Island, L'Ange Au Ciel, Le Duc, Non So, Palua, 33-1 Anxious Moments, Copeland, Glanhaven Nugget, Golden Row, Inca Trail, Keltic Bard, Lirfox,Multeen River, Puntal, Santenay, (Others Upon

ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE NOVICE CHASE: 9-4 Therealbandit (unchanged), 6-1 Pizzaro, 7-1 Lord Sam, 8-1 D'Argent, 12-1 Ballycassidy, Our Vic, 14-1 Supreme Prince, 16-1 Emotional Moment, 20-1 Calling Brave, Direct Bearing, Inching Closer, Native Emperor, 25-1 Boneyarrow, Camden Tanner, Fork Lightning, Rosslea, Royal Emperor, Tribal Venture, Satco Express, Slooghy, Xenophon, 40-1 Celestial Gold, 50-1 Mister Banjo, Korelo, (Others Upon Request)

QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE: 11-8 Moscow Flyer, 9-4 Azertyuiop, 12-1Tiutchev, 14-1 Isio, Kadarann, 16-1 Cenkos, Le Roi Miguel, Native Upmanship, 25-1 Flagship Uberalles, Le Coudray, 33-1 Adamant Approach, Latalomne, Palarshan, Seebald, 50-1 Got One Too, Native Scout, Young Devereaux, 66-1 Farmer Jack, Knife Edge, Redemption, 100-1 Ei Ei, Killultagh Storm, Petersham, 150-1 Eskleybrook, 1000-1 Venn Ottery.

JCB TRIUMPH HURDLE: 10-1 Trouble At Bay, 12-1 Tamarinbleu, Tarque, 14-1 Hasanpour, Mondul (from 33), 20-1 Meryl, Terenez, Val Du Don, 25-1 Al Eile, Howle Hill (from 16), Imazulutoo, Lough Derg (from 14), Top Strategy, 33-1 After Eight, Emanic, Kjetil, Maharbal, My Will, Pantarez, Tipperary All Star, Tusk, Zimbabwe, 40-1 Chockdee, Edmo Yewkay, Maiful, Nayodabayo, Royal Katidoki, (Others Upon Request)


MARTELL GRAND NATIONAL: 12-1 Rince Ri, 14-1 Hedgehunter, 16-1 Montys Pass, 20-1 Amberleigh House, Artic Jack, Bear On Board, Bindaree, Davids Lad, Joss Naylor, Le Coudray, 25-1 Clan Royal, First Gold, Swansea Bay, Whats Up Boys, 33-1 Ad Hoc, Akarus, Ballybrophy, Chives, Commanche Court, Fondmort, Gola Cher, Harbour Pilot, Iris Royal, Janus du Cochet, Kelami, Lord Atterbury, Macs Gildoran, Magical Bailiwick, Risk Accessor, Southern Star, Timbera, Valley Henry, What Odds, (Others Upon Request)


FREEPHONE STANLEYBET LINCOLN: 12-1 Fremen, 14-1 Alkaadhem, Desert Opal, Pablo, 16-1 Akshar, Coat of Honour, Little Good Bay, Norton, Scottys Future, 20-1 Anglo Saxon, Arcalis, Cardinal Venture, Chivalry, Craiova, Everest, Evolving Tactics, High Country, Sahara Desert, Shoal Creek, Swift Tango, Thihn, Unshakable, 25-1 Blue Sky Thinking, Blue Spinnaker, Calcutta, Camp Commander, Cape Town, Convent Girl, Cornelius, Danelor, Danger Over, Dark Charm, Dumaran, Eklim, Fisio Therapy, Flighty Fellow, Golden Chalice, Hail The Chief, Hits Only Money, Irony, Linning Wine, Mystic Man, Our Teddy, Pentecost, Quito, Royal Dignitary, Spanish Don, Suggestive, Tough Love, True Night, Zucchero (Others Upon Request)

2000 GUINEAS: 7-4 One Cool Cat, 11-2 Grey Swallow, 8-1 American Post, Lucky Story, 10-1 Three Valleys, 16-1 Bago, Pearl of Love, Milk It Mick, Snow Ridge, 20-1 Akimbo, 25-1 Balmont, Bayeux, Grand Reward, Pastoral Pursuits, 33-1 Auditorium, Bachelor Duke, Byron, Duke Of Venice, Fantastic View, Haafhd, Holborn, Imperial Stride, Mukafeh, Peak To Creek, Whipper, (Others Upon Application)

VODAFONE DERBY: 7-1 American Post, 8-1 Snow Ridge, Yeats, 12-1 Grey Swallow, 20-1 Magritte, 25-1 Duke of Venice, 33-1 Antonius Pius, 40-1 Sussex (Others Upon Application)

1000 GUINEAS: 8-1 Red Bloom, 10-1 Attraction, Carry On Katie, Denebola, 14-1 Cairns, 16-1 Majestic Desert, 20-1 Badminton, Marching West, Necklace, Secret Charm, Sundrop, Tarot Card, 25-1 Punctilious, 33-1 Ithaca, Kind, Kinnaird, Much Faster, 40-1 Lucky Pipit, Ouija Board, River Belle, (Others Upon Application)

VODAFONE OAKS: 12-1 Sundrop, 16-1 Necklace, 33-1 Ithaca, Poise, 50-1Kinnaird, (Others Upon Application)



Peladito, trained by Erwan Charpy and ridden by Seb Sanders, landed the fifth race, the 1,600 metre Al Ashoosh Thoroughbred Handicap, by an impressive six and a half lengths at Nad Al Sheba yesterday (Saturday) evening.

The race was taken along by the Daragh O’Donohoe-partnered Bo’ortchou, but Peladito made progress to lead in the straight and set sail for home. My Pleasure and Ted Durcan ran on for second with Pfennig in third.

Badran, trained by Yancey Carter Jr and ridden by David Hayse, took the lead 200 metres from the line and ran on for a four length win in the opener, the Al Waheydah Purebred Arabian Handicap over 1,700 metres. Richard Hills and Al Kesbe made the running but could not stay on terms when Badran went past.

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum partnered Maxim to victory in the Tawi Saif Thoroughbred Handicap over 2,400 metres for amateur riders.

Navideno, under Michalle Saunders, led the eight runner field with Maxim making progress to lead 400 metres and ran on to a three and three quarter length win.

Lord Of Moray, under apprentice William Lee, gave trained Peter Brette his first win of the season when taking the Al Hebab Thoroughbred Handicap over the straight 1,000 metres. Lord Of Moray was always going well and got up in front of the Paul Hanagan-partnered Alton 50 metres from the line to win by a length and a quarter.

Bo Bid’s battle to the line was successful when he held on to win the Al Eyaf Thoroughbred Handicap over 1,100 metres under Durcan. Trained by Mazin Al Kurdi, Bo Bid was always going well and got up to lead from Mardoof 200 metres out and ran for a neck win from the Richard Mullen-partnered Restructured.

Willie Supple and trainer Doug Watson teamed up to take the last, the Seih Ashwe’ab Thoroughbred Handicap over 1,800 metres, with the six-year-old Early Assault. The son of Danewin came from mid-division to lead approaching the four metre mark and ran on for a length and a half win.

Saturday, January, 24th 2004
Weather: Fine. Dirt. Track: Fast.

Key: The figures beside the race conditions (ie 00-80) are for horses
rated in that division and these figures are in pounds. The UAE Dirham
(AED ) is fixed at US$3.68. All races on dirt.

Race One. Al Waheydah. Purebred Arabian 1,700m.4yo+ 4yo 50-75 5yo +
Prizemoney: AED 26,000. 1st: AED 16,900. 2nd: AED 5,200. 3rd: AED 2,600.

4th: AED 1,300
1. BADRAN (FR) 51kgs
1999 b h Dormane – Balaam (Djelfor)
Owner: HH The President
Breeder: Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Trainer: Y Carter Jr. Jockey: D Hayse
2. AL KESBE (FR) 53kgs
1999 b h Kesberoy – Zamba (Managanate)
Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: M Francis Faure
Trainer: Gillian Duffield. Jockey: R Hills
2000 b c Darike – Tijani de Chavagne (Pahrxyl Ibn Xelio)
Owner: Sheikh Saeed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Emile Georges Buttigieg
Trainer: A Rashid Al Raihe. Jockey: R Mullen
Then came (in order): Djemba Djemba (US), Mansour Thabet (FR), Muwasell
(AE), Abu Dhabi (FR), Denyai (FR), Meera (FR). 9 ran. N/R: Oceanara
(GB). Margins: 4, 6, .75. Time: 1m 57.61s

Race Two. Tawi Saif. Thoroughbred 2,400m. NH 4yo+ SH 3yo+
Amateur Rider. 35-60
Prizemoney: AED 26,000. 1st: AED 16,900. 2nd: AED 5,200. 3rd: AED 2,600.

4th: AED 1,300
1. MAXIM (ARG) 75kgs
1999 b h Southern Halo – Mystique (Logical)
Owner: Ahmed Al Shafar
Breeder: La Quebrada
Trainer: D Watson. Jockey: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
2. NAVIDENO (ARG) 73.5kgs
1999 b c Louis Quatorze – Nazarena (Logical)
Owner: Ziad Galadari
Breeder: La Quebrada
Trainer: S Seemar. Jockey: Michelle Saunders
3. SAIHOOK (GB) 74kgs
1999 ch h Halling – Agama (Nureyev)
Owner: Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: A Smith. Jockey: M Smith
Then came (in order): Water Springs (USA), Carnival Lad (USA), Tanusius
(GB), Tell Them All (GB), Hudood (USA). 8 ran. Margins: 3 .25, 3 .25, 1 .75.

Time: 2m 37.99s

Race Three. Al Hebab. Thoroughbreds 1,000m. NH 4yo+ & SH 3yo+ 20-50
Prizemoney: AED 20,000. 1st: AED 13,000. 2nd: AED 4,000. 3rd: AED 2,000.

4th: AED 1,000
1. LORD OF MORAY (USA) 55.5kgs
1997 ch g Diesis – Love’s Reward (Nonoalco)
Owner: Kim Brette
Breeder: Indian Creek
Trainer: P Brette. Jockey: W Lee (2.5kgs)
2. ALTON (USA) 58kgs
2000 gr or ro c In The Zone – Charm Bracelet (Chromite)
Owner: Mohammed Al Jamali
Breeder: James E Doss
Trainer: P Rudkin. Jockey: P Hanagan
3. DOLBEAR (USA) 55.5kgs
2000 ch g Phone Trick – My Own Lovely Lee (Bucksplasher)
Owner: Mohammed Nayamat
Breeder: Mary S Iselin
Trainer: A Selvaratnam. Jockey: S Chin
Then came (in order): Keep (USA), Nantucket (IRE), King of Hearts (FR),
Makasseb (GB), Japon (ARG), Girl Scoud (BRZ), Lucky Jules (USA), Lord
Told (ARG), High Wave (USA), Dr Quakenbush (USA), Lite Rust (USA), Al
Sakkab (USA), Saxe (GB). 16 ran. N/Rs: Loliondo (USA), Inbetwixt (USA).

Margins: 1 .25, shd, nk. Time: 59.76s

Race Four. Al Eyaf. Thoroughbreds 1,100m. NH 4yo+ & SH 3yo+ 40-70
Prizemoney: AED 27,000. 1st: AED 17,550. 2nd: AED 5,400. 3rd: AED 2,700.

4th: AED 1,350
1. BO BID (USA) 60.5kgs
2000 ch c Helmsman – I’m Italian (Alleged)
Owner: Ismail & Saeed Partnership
Breeder: Joanne W Wilson
Trainer: M Al Kurdi. Jockey: T Durcan
2000 b c Confide – Tapped Twice (Pleasant Tap)
Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: John T L Jones Jr
Trainer: M Al Muhairi. Jockey: R Mullen
3. MAWAHEB (USA) 60kgs
1998 ch g Gone West – City Dance (Seattle Slew)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Gilman Investment Co
Trainer: S Seemar. Jockey: R Moore
Then came (in order): Blazing Ability (USA), Mardoof (GB), Sheringham
(USA), Mr Pop Idol (GB), Littleton Tzar (IRE), Outlaw (GB), Rhipsaw
(USA), Mostabshir (IRE), Maroc (BRZ). 12 ran. Margins: nk, nk, 1 .25.

Time: 1m 05.54s

Race Five. Al Ashoosh. Thoroughbreds 1,600m. NH 4yo+ & SH 3yo+. 40-70
Prizemoney: AED 27,000. 1st: AED 17,550. 2nd: AED 5,400. 3rd: AED 2,700.

4th: AED 1,350
1. PELADITO (ARG) 57kgs
1999 b c Candy Stripes – Melenita (Farnesio)
Owner: Ziad Galadari
Breeder: El Turf
Trainer: E Charpy. Jockey: S Sanders
2. MY PLEASURE (GB) 61kgs
1996 b g Cadeaux Genereux – Raknah (Night Shift)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Gainsborough Farm Management Ltd
Trainer: M Al Kurdi. Jockey: T Durcan
3. PFENNIG (GB) 52.5kgs
1999 b g Petong – Petrice (Mummy’s Pet)
Owner: Mubarak Khalifa bin Shafya
Breeder: R G Percival
Trainer: R Simpson. Jockey: T Naughton (2.5kgs)
Then came (in order): Desert Glow (IRE), Mythical Jinks (USA), Indicant
(JPN), Luzern (GB), Bo’ortchou (FR), Mumari (USA), Palomar (BRZ),
Corrupt (BRZ), Umm Al Qawain Star (USA), Mannjam (USA), Wahajj (USA),
Bob White (USA), Karraar (USA). 16 ran. N/R: Great Horse (NZ). Margins:
6.5, 1,.5. Time: 1m 38.30s

Race Six. Seih Ashwe’ab. Thoroughbreds 1,800m. NH 4yo+ & SH 3yo+ 25-50
Prizemoney: AED 20,000. 1st: AED 13,000. 2nd: AED 4,000. 3rd: AED 2,000.

4th: AED 1,000
1998 b g Danewin – Rangiora (Greenwood)
Owner: Hussain Khalil Ali
Breeder: Emirates Park Pty Ltd
Trainer: D Watson. Jockey: W Supple
2. INBHAAR (USA) 60kgs
1998 ch h Caerleon – Felawnah (Mr Prospector)
Owner: Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: Darley Stud Management Inc
Trainer: A Smith. Jockey: B Doyle
3. LANZADOR (ARG) 59.5kgs
1998 b h Rudy’s Fantasy – La Senal (Cambremont)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla
Breeder: Orilla del Monte
Trainer: M Kettle. Jockey: R Burke
Then came (in order): Lanzador (ARG), Fairy Halo (ARG), Soltaat (GB),
Pride of Dubai (USA), Siglo (ARG), Yomchi (IRE), Sorcerer’s Wit (USA),
Rue Mazarine (IRE), Vrai Bleu (IRE), Rose Briar (AUS), He’s Due (USA).

14 ran. N/R: Zanatan (FR).
Margins: 2.5,.5, 5. Time: 1m 53.05s

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