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Saturday, April 1, 2000



ANOTHER WINNER GOR THE VALUE BETTING COLUMN - 13/2 NORTHERN STARLIGHT

THE VALUE BETTING COLUMN EVERY SATURDAY

ASCOT, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2000




TODAY'S RESULT

2.30pm Ascot
1. 7 Northern Starlight 13/2
2. 2 Wise King 7/1
3. 1 Hurricane Lamp 14/1






2.30pm £15,000-added BETINTERNET.COM HANDICAP CHASE 2m 3f 110yds


1) 3F-1252 Hurricane Lamp Alan King 9-11-10 Richard Johnson
Emerald Green, Red cross belts, striped sleeves, Red cap.

Useful chaser who attempted two miles five furlongs at Wincanton last time and was a gallant second. Previously had problems with this sort of trip. Still prone to mistakes but is not out of it.
BP 12/1 Coral

2) 311-54 Wise King Jim Old 10-11-08 Timmy Murphy
White, Black triple diamond and armlets, Yellow cap.

Has not raced since January.Won this race last year and a useful performer. But he has more to do here.

BP 7/1 Tote

3) 2/54216 Amancio (USA) Amanda Perrett 9-11-07 Joe Tizzard
Light green, dark blue and light green hooped sleeves, striped cap.

Ran well when sixth in the two-mile Grand Annual handicap chase at Cheltenham. Usually a front runner. Yet to try this trip - a two-mile specialist.

BP 8/1 William Hill & Ladbrokes

4) 6156320 Chief's Song Simon Dow 10-11-07 Dean Gallagher
Purple, Yellow sash, halved sleeves, Black cap, Yellow spots.

Inconsistent chaser - maybe best at two miles but has won over this trip. Not one to rely on.

BP 14/1 William Hill

5) U24414 The Land Agent Seamus Mullins 9-11-07 F Keniry (5)
Brown, White hoop, hooped sleeves, Orange cap.

Fourth in the Racing Post Chase in late February last time. This ground may be a bit fast for him and these two milers may go too quick.

BP 6/1 Tote

6) 41F104 Sir Dante (IRE) Richard Rowe 9-11-06 Barry Fenton
Light Blue, White star on body and cap, hooped sleeves.

Fourth in the Mildmay of Flete Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Will appreciate this fast ground. Has a fair chance.

BP 4/1 William Hill & Tote

7) 2-45340 Northern Starlight Martin Pipe 9-11-03 Tony McCoy
Red, White spots, sleeves and spots on cap.

Was eighth in the Mildmay of Flete Handicap Chase at Cheltenham last time but this smaller field will suit. Second to Wise King in this event last year and is 14lb better off for two lengths. Often makes the running and likes fast ground. Has dropped sharply in the ratings and is given a winning chance here. Re-united with Tony McCoy for the first time since January. Excellent value.

BP 15/2 Coral

8) 4112221 Lord York (IRE) Ian Williams 8-11-00bl Mick Fitzgerald
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves.

Consistent chaser who won well at Newbury last time. Up 9lb in the ratings for that.
BP 11/4:Ladbrokes

SUMMARY
NORTHERN STARLIGHT is outstanding value each-way.




LIKELY JOCKEYS AND RUNNERS IN THE 2000 MARTELL GRAND NATIONAL


Class A, Grade 3, Showcase Handicap, 3.45pm Saturday, April 8, 2000, 4m 4f, £500,000 guaranteed, six-year-olds and upwards who are allotted a rating of 110 or more by the senior BHB National Hunt Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 6. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at January 26 may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performance to February 6 would merit a minimum rating of 110, and that the horse has either won a chase or hurdle race, or has run at least three times collectively in chases or hurdle races by February 6. At the Handicapper's discretion, such horses may be allocated either a rating, or will be allotted top weight under Order 95 (iii) (b). No penalties after the publication of weights. Entries closed January 26 (108 entries), weights released February 8 (99 weighted), first forfeit stage February 22 (85 entries), second forfeit stage March 21 ( 64 entries remain), five-day confirmation stage April 3, final declaration stage 10am April 6. (Form correct up to March 20).


Form Horse Age/Wt Owner Trainer Jockey
U111-0614 YOUNG KENNY 9-12-00 Gareth Read Peter Beaumont Brendan Powell
11FP0-P5 SUNY BAY (IRE) 11-11-12 Andrew Cohen Simon Sherwood Chris Maude
202F-4524 ESCARTEFIGUE (FR) 8-11-09 Darren Mercer Paul Nicholls
4F-11305 DJEDDAH (FR) 9-11-08 John D Martin Francois Doumen FR Thierry Doumen
54116-045 BOBBYJO (IRE) 10-11-06 Bobby Burke Tommy Carberry IRE Paul Carberry
1011-P5P LISTEN TIMMY (NZ) 11-11-05 Stan Clarke Alan King Tony Dobbin
4-U14211P THE LAST FLING (IRE) 10-11-05 Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith Seamus Durack
624-24P STORMY PASSAGE (IRE)10-11-03 Peter Luff Philip Hobbs Andrew Thornton
B0-411210 BLOWING WIND (FR) 7-11-02 Peter Deal Martin Pipe
3///1/111-16 RED MARAUDER 10-11-02 Norman Mason Norman Mason Richard Guest
F354-U03 ADDINGTON BOY (IRE) 12-11-02 Gott Foods Ltd Ferdy Murphy Adrian Maguire
42F13160 BUCK ROGERS (IRE) 11-11-00 Josephine Skinner Victor Bowens IRE Ken Whelan
12-1P2222P NIKI DEE (IRE) 10-10-13 George Dilger Peter Beaumont Robbie Supple
3F1-1112 EDMOND (FR) 8-10-13 Lady Knutsford Henry Daly ?
6531/-F5110 LUZCADOU (FR) 7-10-12 Andrew Chappell Micky Hammond ?
4100-005403 PAPILLON (IRE) 9-10-12 Betty Moran Ted Walsh IRE Ruby Walsh
200-65200 SENOR EL BETRUTTI (IRE) 11-10-12 Gerard Nock Susan Nock Carl Llewellyn
1-251123 STAR TRAVELLER 9-10-11 Jill Griffith/Liz Strachan Henry Daly Richard Johnson
23122-1336 VILLAGE KING (IRE) 7-10-11 Bill Edwards-Heathcote Philip Hobbs
323-3FP5 CALL IT A DAY (IRE) 10-10-11 Jane Lane Alan King
31133-P121 MICKO'S DREAM (IRE) 8-10-10 S.P.O.R.T. Racing Club Willie Mullins IRE Jason Titley
21-2FPP40 ESPRIT DE COTTE (FR) 8-10-08 Trevor Hemmings Nicky Henderson
3P31-06702 SPARKY GAYLE (IRE) 10-10-08 Raymond & Anita Anderson Green Colin Parker Brian Storey
345-1P3P FEELS LIKE GOLD (IRE) 12-10-07 Independent Twine Manufacturing Co Nicky Richards Brian Harding
5P0-4656 KENDAL CAVALIER 10-10-06 Michael Wingfield Digby Toby Balding Barry Fenton
135-22F ASHWELL BOY (IRE) 9-10-06 A B S Racing Martin Pipe
0522230 LUCKY TOWN (IRE) 9-10-05 Mrs Noreen McManus Enda Bolger IRE David Casey
P-511536 EARTHMOVER (IRE) 9-10-05 Roger Penny Paul Nicholls Joe Tizzard
32-P33P5 HOLLYBANK BUCK (IRE)10-10-04 Mrs S Warner Tony Martin IRE Peter Niven
31P-4211 ROYAL PREDICA (FR) 6-10-04 Peter Deal Martin Pipe
1P-1215U KINGDOM OF SHADES (USA)10-10-04 Michael Fenn Venetia Williams
14/31/4-1 TRINITRO 9-10-03 Ms Liv Saether Myskja Rune Haugen NOR Robert Bellamy
12104-33 TORDUFF EXPRESS (IRE)9-10-03 Two Plus Two Paul Nicholls Robert Thornton
44-122160 THE GOPHER (IRE) 11-10-03 Joan L Egan David Wintle Warren Marston
F1-44106 PROFLUENT (USA) 9-10-01 Andy Peake/David Jackson Micky Hammond ?
0/132//21- MELY MOSS (FR) 9-10-01 Darren Mercer Charlie Egerton ?
1P1-24P11 DARK STRANGER (FR) 9-10-01 Terry Neill Martin Pipe
0033FP MISTER CREEK (FR) 9-10-00 David Johnson Martin Pipe
1B122-142 CHOISTY (IRE) 10-10-00 Fred Sainsbury Ted Haynes
26P-2053 FORESTAL 8-9-12 Billy Maguire Howard Johnson
404P-14522 FLAKED OATS 11-9-11 P Swaffield,C Thistlethwaite,S Frost Paul Nicholls Timmy Murphy
221213 ART PRINCE (IRE) 10-9-10 Terry Neill Martin Pipe
4P60-P666 MERRY PEOPLE (IRE) 12-9-09 Karl Casey John Queally IRE Garrett Cotter
2420-1PP2 DRUID'S BROOK 11-9-09 Major Tony Everett Kim Bailey
12P1/-45340 CLASSY LAD (NZ) 10-9-09 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
2U0/P6-PP0 BRAVE HIGHLANDER (IRE) 12-9-09 Nick Embiricos Josh Gifford
1330-P402 EVEN FLOW (IRE) 11-9-08 Andrew Wates Terry Casey
4F00-440 CAMELOT KNIGHT 14-9-08 Michael Gates Nigel Twiston-Davies
3R/11PP-0 CELTIC GIANT 10-9-07 Richard Gilbert Len Lungo Bruce Gibson
P/123-31P6 MOUNTAIN PATH 10-9-07 Terry Caldwell Terry Caldwell
F2350P-211 CAVALERO 11-9-06 John Manners John Manners Mr Alex Charles-Jones
312P/P1-31 OVERFLOWING RIVER (IRE)11-9-06 John Wade John Wade
4/34P53-2 CARIBOO GOLD (USA) 11-9-06 Kim Bailey Kim Bailey
0BF-2253 FRAZER ISLAND (IRE) 11-9-03 Dr Bryce Alexander Richard Rowe
5-P525400 RYHANE (IRE) 11-9-02 Mrs B M McKinney Arthur Moore IRE
10-03310P RIVER UNSHION (IRE) 10-9-02 R J Crake Howard Johnson
12303-43 FULL OF OATS 14-9-00 Martin Bradford Philip Hobbs
315//03/-64D ANOTHER EXCUSE (IRE)12-8-13 Kilshannig Racing Syndicate Eugene O'Sullivan IRE
0-U66U0 BACK BAR (IRE) 12-8-11 Fergus Wilson Ginger McCain


The following five horses are doubtful starters

3-1U11P6 LANTURN (IRE) 10-10-11 Mrs Brenda Byrne Pat Hughes IRE
1612-60 BETTY'S BOY (IRE) 11-10-04 Ted Benfield/Bill Brown Kim Bailey
1/FP/31F-U TENNESSEE TWIST (IRE)10-9-09 Halewood International Ltd Lisa Williamson
114/-6P6PP0 JACK DOYLE (IRE) 9-9-08 Drain Logistics Nigel Twiston-Davies
01/5-3310 CASTERBRIDGE 8-9-04 Robert Hitchins Mandy Bowlby


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