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Wednesday, March 21, 2001


3.10pm randombet.com Showcase Handicap

5-Dancing Mystery, 14-Further Outlook, 11-Monkston Point,10-Compton Banker, 33-Galloway Boy, 10-Pepperdine, 9-Night Flight, 5-Smokin Beau, 16-Afaan, 18-Bandanna, 25-Singsong, 12-Get Stuck In, 12-Mizhar, 10-Shouf Al Badou, 18-Pure Coincidence, 20-Chispa, 25-Regal Song


Emirates Dubai World Cup 25th March 2001

7/4-Best Of The Bests, 7/4-Captain Steve, 9/2-Aptitude, 8-Hightori, 12-Ekraar, 20-Broche, 20-To The Victory, 20-State Shinto, 33-Our Aristotle, 40-Early Warning, 50-Regular Member, 50-Sei Mi

Each way 1/5 the odds a place 1, 2, 3

Dubai Duty Free 25th March 2001

7/4-Sunline, 4-Jim And Tonic, 5-Fairy King Prawn, 10-Ladies Din, 14-Arkadian Hero, 14-Sumitas, 16-Golden Silca, 16-Rhythm Band, 16-Slickly, 16-Swallow Flight, 25-Happy Diamond, 25-Prolix, 33-Shamrock City, 33-Eagle Café, 40-Crisos Il Monaco

Each way 1/5 odds Places 1,2,3

Dubai Sheema Classic 25th March 2001

2-Fantastic Light, 4-Daliapour, 6-Silvano, 7-Mutafaweq, 12-Caitano, 12-Endless Hall, 14-Give The Slip, 20-Catella, 20-Inchlonaig, 20-Indigenous, 20-Miletrian, 25-Island House, 25-Murghem, 33-Crimson Quest, 33-Kutub, 33-Stay Gold

Each way 1/5 odds Places 1,2,3

Dubai Golden Shaheen 25th March 2001

11/4-Caller One, 9/2-Nuclear Debate, 5-Men's Exclusive, 8-Serenita, 7-Bertolini, 9-Morluc, 14-Active Bo Bo, 16-Gold World Winner, 16-Istintaj, 16-Three Points, 20-Pipalong, 20-Pitu Da Guanabara, 25-Andreyev, 25-Bomber Hill, 25-Tedburrow

Each way 1/5 odds Places 1,2,3


randombet.com Lincoln Handicap - Doncaster March 24th 2001

5-Nimello, 7-Kirovski, 10-Lucky Gitano, 12-Mastermind, 12-Vintage Premium, 16-Bomb Alaska, 16-Judicious, 20-Atlantic Rhapsody, 20-Captain Scott, 20-Hail The Chief, 20-Highland Reel, 20-Pulau Tioman, 22-Everest, 25-Calcutta, 25-Desaru, 25-Espada, 25-Roman King, 25-Serra Negra, 25-Swan Knight, 28-Amaranth, 28-Culzean, 28-Greenaway Bay, 28-Pantar, 28-Peartree House, 33-Exeat, 33-King Priam, 33-Kingsdon, 33-Swift Dispersal

Each Way 1/4 the odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4

Others on request

Sagitta 2000 Guineas - Newmarket 5th May 2000

3/1 (from7/2)-Nayef, 6-Tobougg, 8-Minardi, 12-Tamburlaine, 16-Rumpold, 20-Amiwain, 20-Endless Summer, 20-West Order, 25-Beckett, 25-Carnival Dancer, 25-Celtic Silence, 25-Equerry, 25-Frenchmans Bay, 25-Golan, 25-Mozart, 25-Perigee Moon, 25-Raneem, 25-Tempest, 33-Alunite, 33-Atlantis Prince, 33-Black Minnaloushe,.33-Bonnard, 33-Certaun Justice, 33-Clearing, 33-Demophilos, 33-Dubai Vision, 33-Elnahaar, 33-Ishiguru, 33-King's County, 33-Painted Room, 33-Theatre Script, 33-Waredd

Each way 1/4 odds Places 1, 2, 3

Others on request

Sagitta 1000 Guineas - Newmarket May 6th 2001

5-Regal Rose, 9-Crystal Music, 10-Autumn Rhythm, 10-Karasta, 12-Enthused, 14-Muwakleh, 16-Sequoyah, 20-Amonita, 20-Quick To Please, 25-Ameerat, 25-Ascension, 25-Fallen Star, 25-Flight Of Fancy, 25-Goncharova, 25-Hotelgenie Dot Com, 25-Matanilla, 25-Peaceful Paradise, 25-Sayedah, 25-Stunning, 25-Summer Symphony, 25-Tarfshi, 25-Tempting Fate, 25-Verasina, 33-Alshadiyah, 33-Dora Carrington, 33-Fantasy Royale, 33-Fully Invested, 33-Ghazal, 33-Imagine, 33-Katherine Seymour, 33-La Passine, 33-Mala Mala, 33-Pretty Girl, 33-Silky Dawn, 33-South Of Saturn, 33-Toroca

Each way 1/4 the odds a place 1, 2, 3

Others on Request

Martell Grand National - Aintree April 7th 2001

10-Beau, 12-Earthmover, 12-Mely Moss, 14-Noble Lord, 20-Dark Stranger, 20-Moral Support, 20-Smarty, 20-Take Control, 25-Brave Highlander, 25-Browjoshy, 25-Inn At The Top, 25-The Last Fling, 33-Addington Boy, 33-Djeddah, 33-Edmond, 33-General Wolfe, 33-Paddy's Return, 33-Red Marauder, 33-Scotton Green, 33-Supreme Charm, 40-Bouchasson, 40-Exit Swinger, 40-Feels Like Gold, 40-Mister One, 40-Red Ark, 40-Strong Tel, 40-Village King, 40-Youre Agoodun, 50-Blowing Wind, 50-Hanakham, 50-Kaki Crazy, 50-Northern Starlight, 50-Parahandy, 50-Radiation, 50-Relaxation, 50-Samuel Wilderspin, 50-Spanish Main 66-Ambleside, 66-Andsuephi, 66-Art Prince, 66-Careysville, 66-Dr Bones 66-Empereur River, 66-Him Of Praise, 66-Kendal Cavalier, 66-Lance Armstrong, 66-Listen Timmy, 66-Montroe, 66-Moondigua, 66-No Retreat, 66-Potentate, 66-Royal Predica, 66-Tresor De Mai

Each way 1/4 the odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4

Others on request

Vodafone Derby - Epsom 9th June 2001

8-Nayef, 12-Galileo, 12-Golan, 16-Dilshaan, 16-Hemingway, 20-Aldwych, 20-Milan, 20-Tobougg, 25-Beckett, 25-Equerry, 25-Mozart, 25-Vacamonte, 25-Wareed, 33-Alunissage, 33-Demophilos, 33-Fair Question, 33-Mediterranean, 33-Musha Merr, 33-Narrative, 33-Theatre Script, 40-Afadan, 40-Alunite, 40-Beekeeper, 40-Bonnard, 40-Caughnawaga, 40-Colorado Falls, 40-Count Dubois, 40-Darwin, 40-Elnahaar 40-Hill Country, 40-Ice Dancer, 40-King Charlemagne, 40-King's County,40-Mersey Sound, 40-Mosayter, 40-Nawamees, 40-Perigee Moon, 40-Random Quest

Each way 1/4 odds Places 1,2,3,

Others on request


Equerry, one of the Godolphin possibles for the Vodafone Derby, has had a setback and is unlikely to be ready in time to run in the Epsom Classic on June 9.

The three-year-old St Jovite colt, unbeaten in three French races as a two-year-old culminating in the Group Three Prix des Chesnes at Longchamp in September, will hopefully reappear on the racetrack in the middle of the summer.

Godolphin held a very successful media open morning at Al Quoz Stables, Dubai, today and for details of the 46 horses who worked or cantered please go to the Godolphin Internet site, www.godolphin.com.

The Godolphin Internet site has extensive background information about Godolphin and the horses in training this year. Also the marvellous free-to-enter on-line Godolphin Seven Stars Competition, with over US$500,000 in prizes, closes for entries on Friday, March 23, 2001.


The Tote have announced that their new PR Director will be Racing Post journalist Matt Chapman, who will be replacing Rob Hartnett. Chapman will commence his duties on April 16.

John Heaton, the Tote's Chief Executive commented: "We were delighted with the quality of the applicants which is testimony to the great strides the Tote has made in recent years. Matt is extremely enthuiastic, hard working and knowledgeable about racing. He has all the qualities we are looking for."

Chapman himself commented yesterday: "I am delighted to have been appointed the Tote's new PR Director. Times could hardly be more exciting for the Tote with the abolition of betting duty and the proposed sales of the business to a racing trust. Added to that prospect of global Tote pools is likely to become a reality sooner rather that later.

"I've had six fantastic years at the Racing Post and will seriously miss all the characters there. I'd also like to thank the Racing Channel for the presenting opportunities they have given me over the last couple of years."


A huge total of 73 horses remain in the 2001 Martell Grand National after the second forfeit stage, comfortably more than the 64 remaining last year and 51 in 1999 at the same stage.

All the market leaders are still in the world's famous steeplechase, run at Aintree on Saturday, April 7, with Marlborough now heading the handicap. The weights are due to rise by a minimum of 4lb meaning that there are currently set to be 28 horses in the proper handicap.

Last year's winner Papillon, trained in Ireland by Ted Walsh, is still in the race as is his stablemate Commanche Court, winner of last season's Irish Grand National and Heineken Gold Cup at Punchestown. Nine other Irish-trained horses hold their ground.

The 2000 Aintree runner-up Mely Moss is set to do battle again as are the fourth and fifth-placed Brave Highlander and Addington Boy.

Earthmover, who has been well-backed in recent days, is also on course for the £500,000 contest, along with leading fancies Beau, trained like the 1998 winner Earth Summit by Nigel Twiston-Davies, and Noble Lord, winner of the New Year Handicap Chase at Haydock in January.

Champion trainer Martin Pipe, who won the Martell Grand National in 1994 with Miinnehoma, accounts for no less than 13 entries, including the Racing Post Chase third Dark Stranger, Take Control, who filled the same position in the De Vere Gold Cup at Haydock, last year's John Hughes Memorial Trophy Chase winner Northern Starlight, and Blowing Wind, winner of handicap chases at Sandown and Doncaster on his last two starts.

There are two entries trained in France - Djeddah, who finished ninth last year, from the stable of Francois Doumen and Empereur River, trained by Jacques Ortet.

Charles Barnett, Aintree's Managing Director, said: "We are very pleased to have such a large increase in the number of horses remaining in the Martell Grand National after the latest forfeit stage. The 2001 race promises to be an ultra-competitive renewal with so many horses likely to race from within the handicap."


(CLASS A) (Showcase Handicap) (Grade 3) Total prize fund £500,000. Distributed in accordance with Order 194 (ii) (d) (Includes a sixth prize) £290,000 to the winning horse, the second to receive £110,000, the third £55,000, the fourth £25,000, the fifth £12,500, the sixth £7,500 3.45pm, Saturday, April 7, 2001, for six-year-olds and upwards which are allotted a rating of 110 or more by the Senior BHB NH Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 4th, 2001. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at January 24 may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances to February 4, 2001 would merit a minimum rating of 110, and that the horse has either won a steeple chase or hurdle race, or has run at least three times collectively in steeple chases or hurdle races run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Turf Authority by February 4, 2001. At the Handicapper's discretion, such horses may be allocated a rating. First forfeit stage February 20 (100 remain), second forfeit stage, March 20 (73 remain). No penalties. Weights due to be raised by at least 4lb.

Entry Owner Trainer Age Weight
216-11 MARLBOROUGH Robert Ogden Nicky Henderson 9 11 6
-3P42 BEAU Slyvia Tainton Nigel Twiston-Davies 8 11 1
1-1342 COMMANCHE COURT Dermot Desmond Ted Walsh IRE 8 11 1
31-12 PAPILLON Betty Moran Ted Walsh IRE 10 10 10
12233 EARTHMOVER Roger Penny Paul Nicholls 10 10 7
1-722 INN AT THE TOP Sylvia Blakeley Jim Turner 9 10 7
-P224U TRESOR DE MAI Joe Moran Martin Pipe 7 10 7
115U55 RATHBAWN PRINCE Tom Culhane Dessie Hughes IRE 9 10 6
60P/24 GENERAL WOLFE The Winning Line Venetia Williams 12 10 5
12251 3 TAKE CONTROL David Johnson Martin Pipe 7 10 4
7-46U0 THE LAST FLING Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith 11 10 3
035-26 ADDINGTON BOY Gott Foods Ltd Ferdy Murphy 13 10 2
68F-5 BUCK ROGERS Sheila Bowens Victor Bowens IRE 12 10 2
6P7440 DJEDDAH Roger Barby Francois Doumen FR 10 10 2
/3/1-F0 HANAKHAM Malcolm Brereton Ginger McCain 12 10 2
14552F RED MARAUDER Norman Mason Norman Mason 11 10 2
11U-8 STRONG TEL Terry Neill Martin Pipe 11 10 2
1P/F3 UNSINKABLE BOXER Paul Green Louise Alner 12 10 1
37311 BLOWING WIND Peter Deal Martin Pipe 8 10 0
P-3P1P BROWJOSHY BDL Racing Mark Pitman 8 10 0
1111236 MORAL SUPPORT Tom & Evelyn Yates Charlie Mann 9 10 0
FF-2PP ROYAL PREDICA Peter Deal, J S Dale, Allan Stennett Martin Pipe 7 10 0
4811- NORTHERN STARLIGHT Arthur Souch Martin Pipe 10 9 12

7-1557P AMBERLEIGH HOUSE Halewood International Ltd Ginger McCain 9 9 10
1-263 EXIT SWINGER Chris Fleet Martin Pipe 6 9 10
12-0PP LINDEN’S LOTTO Mick Bailey Tony Martin IRE 12 9 10
21/2- MELY MOSS Darren Mercer & Lucille Boden Charles Egerton 10 9 10
32-16P NOBLE LORD Jeff McCarthy Richard Phillips 8 9 10
40-1P ANDSUEPHI Mrs J A Cohen Simon Sherwood 9 9 8
U-73P3 DARK STRANGER Terry Neill Martin Pipe 10 9 8
34350 INIS CARA Nancy Hogan Syndicate Michael Hourigan IRE 9 9 8
5PP-05 LISTEN TIMMY Sir Stan Clarke Alan King 12 9 8
P14282 RED ARK Mrs Norman Mason Norman Mason 8 9 8
P-933P EDMOND Lady Knutsford Henry Daly 9 9 6
/1-5P NO RETREAT Mark & A N Harris Steve Brookshaw 8 9 6
-114UU2 YOU’RE AGOODUN Jeff Lammiman Martin Pipe 9 9 6
/132P SMARTY Mrs T Brown Mark Pitman 8 9 5
7P132 FEATHERED LEADER M D O’Connor Arthur Moore IRE 9 9 4
P-06B60 HOLLYBANK BUCK Sarah Warner Tony Martin IRE 11 9 4
0P-7P MOONDIGUA Golden Step Racing II Martin Pipe 9 9 3
-0223 VILLAGE KING Bill Edwards-Heathcote Philip Hobbs 8 9 3
U4-5P0 BOUCHASSON Allan Stennett Philip Hobbs 8 9 2
FP-P06 ESPRIT DE COTTE Trevor Hemmings Nicky Henderson 9 9 2
-64P54 KAKI CRAZY Archie Gooch Martin Pipe 6 9 2
F1413 LANCE ARMSTRONG G L Porter Robert Alner 11 9 2
333F1 SPANISH MAIN C B Sanderson Nigel Twiston-Davies 7 9 2
3P0-U FEELS LIKE GOLD Independent Twine Manufacturing Co Nicky Richards 13 9 1
98F-5 SENOR EL BETRUTTI Gerard Nock Susan Nock 12 9 1
45-P40P BRAVE HIGHLANDER Nick Embiricos Josh Gifford 13 9 0
3-326 PADDY’S RETURN Paddy O’Donnell Ferdy Murphy 9 9 0
513PP ART PRINCE Terry Neill Martin Pipe 11 8 13
6U-P1 MERRY PEOPLE Karl Casey John Queally IRE 13 8 13
3-35712 MISTER ONE Colin Tizzard Colin Tizzard 10 8 13
-3163 SUPREME CHARM P J Vogt Kim Bailey 9 8 13
F22331 EMPEREUR RIVER Mme G Vuillard Jacques Ortet FR 9 8 12
5P9F- DR BONES Ann Fortune Len Lungo 8 8 11
1-7P9 0 RELAXATION Vicky Wiggin, Sir Philip Payne-Gallwey Henry Daly 9 8 11
2-7845 HIM OF PRAISE Martin St Quinton Robert Stronge 11 8 10
5739P MONTROE The Montroe Partnership Richard Rowe 9 8 10
7-24P1 SAMUEL WILDERSPIN Stella Barnes Richard Lee 9 8 10
-3444 AMBLESIDE B M Yin Sarah Williams 10 8 9
0-006 KENDAL CAVALIER Michael Wingfield Digby Toby Balding 11 8 9
-71457 TYNDARIUS J M Walker Arthur Moore IRE 10 8 7
121235 DELGANY ROYAL J D Hannon Dessie Hughes IRE 9 8 6
1-U44P RADIATION Anne Duchess of Westminster Jonjo O’Neill 8 8 6
0/1P- MULLIGAN’S BOY W M G Black Howard Johnson 9 8 5
1-22422 PARAHANDY G E Heard Seamus Mullins 11 8 5
-PU68P01 POTENTATE Jim Weeden Martin Pipe 10 8 5
1231PP NORDIC PRINCE Blue Shirts John O’Shea 10 8 2
6254622 NOSAM Norman Mason Norman Mason 11 8 2
424-3 CAREYSVILLE Venetia Williams Venetia Williams 10 8 1
F/3/PP0 CHOPWELL CURTAINS Lucy Johnson Howard Johnson 11 8 1
2FP522 SCOTTON GREEN The I B & B D F Partnership Tim Easterby 10 8 0

73 entries remain after March 20 forfeit stage
11 Irish-trained
2 French-trained
The following 27 horses were taken out at the March 20 forfeit stage: Florida Pearl, Fadalko, Young Kenny, Micko's Dream, Foxchapel King, Kingsmark, The Toiseach, Niki Dee, Streamstown, Lanturn, Cavalero, Or Royal, Bosuns Mate, Lord Gyllene, Atavistic, Puget Blue, Call It A Day, Ackzo, Promalee, Lucky Town, Shannon Gale, Marketplace, Torduff Express, Ardent Scout, Royal Tommy, See Just There, River Cora.


Best Of The Bests
Captain Steve
Early Warning
Regular Member
Sei Mi
State Shinto
To The Victory

Withdrawn - Kingsalsa


A number of runners for Saturday's US$15.25million Dubai World Cup meeting utilised the working at Nad Al Sheba under lights on Tuesday evening with Singapore entrant ARISTOTLE working fast.

Trainer Malcolm Thwaites sent the former Group I Racing Post Trophy winner over 1,600m and the horse covered the trip in 1:45.3. Thwaites also schooled the horse for some time in the paddock.

ARISTOTLE is the first runner from Singapore to contest the US$6million Group I Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates and the opening leg of the 2001 Emirates World Series Racing Championship.

The German pairing of CATELLA and SUMITAS, engaged in the Group II Dubai Sheema Classic, sponsored by Jebel Ali Free Zone and Dubai Ports Authority, and the Group II Dubai Duty Free, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, respectively, jogged the winning post before beginning their 1,200m work on the dirt from a virtual standstill, recording 1,200m in 1:11.34.

French challengers JIM AND TONIC (Dubai Duty Free) and BLU AIR FORCE, a runner in the Group III US$1million Godolphin Mile, sponsored by Jebel Ali Hotel & Golf Resort, were not out to make time but were given an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the track under lights.

Wednesday morning was a quiet time on the track with a number of horses just out for light exwecise.

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