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Friday, March 23, 2001


The randombet.com Lincoln Handicap, 3.45pm, Doncaster

Pulau Tioman - 25 C, T, WH
Vintage Premium - 10 C
Bomb Alaska - 12 C, T
Mastermind - 16 T
John Ferneley - NON-RUNNER
Atlantic Rhapsody - 16 C, T, WH
Sir Ninja - 50 L, T, WH
Pantar - 33 L
Swan Knight - 14 WH
Peartree House - 40 L
Desaru - 40 L, WH
Highland Reel - 12 T
Calcutta - 33 L, T, WH
Ridgeway - 50 L, WH
Kirovski - 7 L, T
King Priam - 20 L
Amaranth - 40 L, T
Captain Scott - 28 L
Nimello - 9/2 L
Exeat - 33 WH
Everest - 33 T
Culzean - 33 L, T, WH
Hail The Chief - 25 T
Espada - 14 T, WH

Emirates Dubai World Cup, Nad Al Sheba, 5.15pm (GMT)

Aptitude - 13/2 C
Aristotle - 40 L, T, WH
Best of The Bests - 2 T
Broche - 25 C
Captain Steve - 15/8 C, WH
Early Warning - 40 L, WH
Ekraar - 14 T
Hightori - 8 L, T
Regular Member - 50 L, WH
Sei Mi - 66 WH
State Shinto - 28 C
To The Victory - 25 L, WH

C=Coral L=Ladbrokes T=Tote WH=William Hill


This is a reminder that the fabulous free-to-enter on-line Godolphin Seven Stars Competition, with prizes worth over US$500,000, closes for entries at midnight Dubai time today, Friday, March 23, 2001.

All entries from Britain need to be made on the Godolphin Internet site, www.godolphin.com, by 8pm local time.

The USA deadline is 3pm, eastern standard time, and earlier for the other time zones in that country.

Entries have been coming in at a fast and furious pace from all around the world but time is rapidly running out.

Entrants have the potential to score the first points with their chosen seven horses tomorrow, Dubai World Cup Day, when Godolphin is set to have 22 runners across six races.


Tomorrow's meeting at Kempton has both fallen victim to the weather and has had to be abandoned due to waterlogging.

Meanwhile at Newbury, whose meeting today was abandoned, will hold a further inspection is at 7.30am tomorrow to see if their Saturday card can go ahead.


Friday, one day before the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race meeting, was a placid morning on Nad Al Sheba training tracks as the very few of the horse scheduled to run on the seven race card achieved speeds faster than a slow canter.

Two of Saudia Arabia's representatives were asked to quicken over the final 400 metres of their workouts. The Saud Rezaiq Alshabani pair of EARLY WARNING and NAA EEM appeared in top condition as they dashed past the winning post and the sizeable group of spectators who had gathered against the outside rail just after the finishing line.

Sebastian Madrid rides EARLY WARNING, winner of his only two starts in his new homeland since import from America in the $ 6 million Dubai World Cup (Gr.1, 2000m, Dirt), sponsored by Emirates, and NAA EEM, also a winner of his only two career outings in the $ 2 million U.A.E. Derby (Gr.3, 1800m, Dirt) tomorrow night.

Earlier, the American contingent were all let off with an easy morning with only very few seen on the main track. The Bobby Frankel prepared SERENITA travelled a slow lap of the circuit not long before the Randy Morse conditioned MORLUC completed the similar exercise. SERENITA and MORLUC both run in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (Gr. 3, 1200m, Dirt), sponsored by Gulf News.

A number of the European runners made their way on to the track after 8.15 though non were asked for any serious exertion. Hardy international campaigner JIM AND TONIC cantered slowly over a little more than a circuit.

The Francois Doumen trained seven-year-old, a last start third to Fantastic Light and Greek Dance in the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin in December, will clash with glamour New Zealand mare SUNLINE in the Dubai Duty Free, Gr. 2, 1777m, Turf), sponsored by Dubai Duty Free.

Mark Johnston's MURGHEM, a runner in the Dubai Sheema Classic (Gr. 2, 2400m, Turf), sponsored by Jebel Ali Free Zone and Dubai Ports Authority, completed two very steady rounds of the Nad Al Sheba dirt.

Hong Kong's trio of FAIRY KING PRAWN, DALIAPOUR and INDIGENOUS had another extensive schooling session in the paddock in company with ARISTOTLE,
Singapore's first ever Dubai World Cup runner.

Lady Lahar was this morning withdrawn from the Group III US$2million UAE Derby at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday.

Trainer Mick Channon was acting on veterinary advice and notified the offices of the Emirates Racing Association that the filly would not be able to take her place in the Derby field.

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