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Friday, April 14, 2000



TOMORROW'S BETTING FROM THE TOTE





Tote Bookmakers Spring Cup 1m
3.00pm Newbury


Muchea 12
Alfie Boy 20
Calcutta 12
Pantar 13-2
King Priam 9-2
Invader 14
Smooth Sailing 20
Nimello 14
Culzean 7
Espada 14
Indian Blaze 14
Mister Rambo 12
Lover's Leap 16
Stoppes Brow 14
Second Wind 10
Analytical 33

Doubleprint Novices' Handicap Chase 3m 1f
2.20pm Ayr


Eau De Cologne 5-2
Woodfield Gale 12
Misty Class 8
Ad Hoc 5
Wonder Weasel 6
Lordberniebouffant 14
Arctic Chanter 10
Thorntoun House 20
Callfourseasons 15-2
Lady Of Gortmerron 20
Hitchhiker 20
I'm A Bargain 16
Darmil 40

Ashleybank Investments Future Champion Novices' Chase 2m 4f
2.50pm Ayr


Bellator 4
Fadalko 7-4
Bosuns Mate 3
Gingembre 9
Kings Measure 3
Spirit Dancer 100



BEST PRICES FOR THE LADBROKE CASINOS SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL





Ladbroke Casinos Scottish Grand National
4.00pm Ayr


Young Kenny 12 (H)
Marlborough 6 (C)
Spendid 14 (C, H)
Paris Pike 7-2 (H)
Soldat 14 (C)
Browjoshy 8 (T)
Moondigua 16 (C, H, T)
Birkdale 11 (T)
Ambleside 20 (C, H, T)
Cavalero 10 (T)
Samlee 20 (H, T)
Lord Of The West 25 (H)
Casterbridge 40 (C, H)
Scotton Green 14 (T)
Noble Lord 40 (C)
Poor Skin 66 (T)
Another Excuse 50 (T)
Sweep Gently 40 (T)
Sillars Stalker 100 (C, H, T)
Monte Cresta 100 (C, H, T)
Master Kit 200 (C, H, T)




SCOOP6 NEWS





A scoop6 Win Fund rollover of £183,647 and Bonus Fund rollover of £268,942 will be a big lure for punters attempting to pick the winners of the six selected races from Ayr and Thirsk tomorrow.


With only 56 declared runners over the six races, coupled with the attraction of the rollovers, a large pool in excess of £300,000 is expected. That would mean that a single winner of all six races tomorrow would walk away with over £250,000, and be in the running for a Bonus of £320,000 next Saturday, by picking the winner of the nominated Bonus Race from either Kempton or Towcester.


After trying to select winners of the Martell Grand National and the Worthington Lincoln in the last few weeks punters will welcome the smaller fields of tomorrow's card.


Tomorrow's Scoop6 races are:

Leg 1 2.20pm Ayr Doubleprint Novices Handicap Chase (13 declared runners)
Leg 2 2.35pm Thirsk Stanley Racing Thirsk Classic Trial (6)
Leg 3 2.50pm Ayr Ashleybank Investments Future Champion Novices' Chase (6)
Leg 4 3.20pm Ayr Samsung Electronics Scottish Champion Hurdle (5)
Leg 5 4.00pm Ayr Ladbroke Casinos Scottish Grand National (21)
Leg 6 4.35pm Ayr Bonusprint Handicap Chase (5)




SEVEN ADDED TO EPSOM LINE-UP





Seven new names, announced today, Friday, April 14, were added to the Vodafone Derby line-up at this week's £8,000 second entry stage.


Godolphin account for two of them - Kentucky Derby hope China Visit and the ex-Andre Fabre-trained River's Curtain - to bring the Maktoum family's private training operation's total number of entries up to 24 of the 178 now engaged in the Epsom classic.


Trainer Peter Harris, who has a leading Sagitta 2,000 Guineas contender in Primo Valentino, now also has a candidate for the Vodafone Derby in Bow Strada, a Rainbow Quest colt who won both his starts last season.


Tantalus, who broke his maiden in some style at Doncaster's Lincoln meeting, represents Barry Hills and owner Khalid Abdullah while Ekraar, a possible runner in tomorrow's Lane's End Greenham Stakes at Newbury, has been entered by owner Hamdan Al Maktoum and trainer Marcus Tregoning.


The Richard Hannon-trained Mana-Mou Bay (another Greenham entry) won the Listed Washington Singer Stakes at Newbury last August, a race that Lammtarra took en route to Epsom glory in 1995. The septet of new entries is completed by Media Puzzle, a Curragh maiden winner last weekend who is held in high regard by his trainer Dermot Weld.


Shaamit in 1996 is the only horse to date to have won the Vodafone Derby after being entered at this second entry stage, although last year's six additional entries included the Arc hero Montjeu, who bypassed Epsom in favour of the French Derby, in which he was successful.


Andrew Cooper, Group Racing Manager at United Racecourses, said today: "All of the seven horses added to the Vodafone Derby come with first-class credentials and add spice to what is already a wide open and fascinating field.


"We would remind owners and trainers who have not entered at the yearling stage or this second entry stage that there is one final opportunity to be supplemented to the £1 million Vodafone Derby field on June 3, seven days before the race."




BOW STRADA




ch c Rainbow Quest (USA) - La Strada (Niniski (USA))
Owner: Doolan, Haygarth, Rice and Strachan
Breeder: Kirsten Rausing
Form: 11-
Trainer: Peter Harris

Bow Strada
A late-April foal, Bow Strada cost just 13,000gns at the 1998 Tattersalls December Yearling Sales and has proved a shrewd purchase. His first appearance on a racecourse was a winning one in a Yarmouth maiden on August 29, when he showed potential to come with a strong late run to score going away by two lengths from Titian Angel.

This Rainbow Quest colt was seen once more last season, over 1m 2f, at Leicester on October 11 in a conditions race. A step up in trip and class was no problem to him as he maintained his unbeaten record, beating Atwaar by a length.
By a sire who has already produced one winner of the premier classic, Quest For Fame in 1990, he should have little trouble seeing out the 12 furlongs at Epsom with stamina on his distaff side also.

Doolan, Haygarth, Rice and Strachan Vodafone Derby Record: No previous runners

Peter Harris
Born March 25, 1934 and based at Berkhamstead in Hertfordshire, Peter Harris is a chartered accountant by profession and has built up a nationwide holiday caravan-park business that has helped him to accrue a fortune estimated at £40 million in the latest Sunday Times Rich List.

Harris came into racing as an owner nearly 30 years ago and the best horse that has carried his colours was Bachelor's Hall, who won the King George VI Chase at Kempton, Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Chase at Newbury, and Mackeson Gold Cup at Cheltenham, all in 1977.

Harris rode out for trainers Ken and Peter Cundell, before taking out a permit to train in the late 1970s. He took out his full trainer's licence in 1981 at the behest of friends. He was originally a jumps trainer but became disillusioned with some of the injuries that horses sustained, and after the death of yard favourite, Buckfast Abbey, who was a successful chaser, he turned his attention to the Flat.

As a trainer he has been a pioneer of syndicates and partnerships and achieved his biggest success as a trainer last season with Primo Valentino. Owned by a 12-strong partnership known as the Primo Donnas, the colt won five races as a two-year-old, culminating in the Group One Saudi Arabian Airlines Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on September 30.

Peter Harris's Vodafone Derby Training Record: No previous runners



TANTALUS




ch c Unfuwain (USA) - Water Quest (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Owner: Khalid Abdullah
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
Form: 2-1
Trainer: Barry Hills

Tantalus
The Barry Hills-trained Tantalus was only seen once last year, but he showed considerable promise for the future when a running-on second to Fast Track at Yarmouth on October 27, over seven furlongs.

Owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah, Tantalus looked like he would appreciate a step up in distance and this was confirmed when he appeared on the second day of the turf Flat season at Doncaster on March 24. The Unfuwain colt stayed on well, over 1m 2½f, to win his maiden from the Paul Cole-trained Vodafone Derby entry River Bann.

After the Doncaster victory, Hills nominated the Dee Stakes at Chester on May 11 as the Unfuwain colt's next possible engagement en route to Epsom.

Khalid Abdullah's Vodafone Derby Record: 1984 Alphabatim (5th), Cataldi (16th); 1985 Damister (3rd); 1986 Dancing Brave (2nd); 1987 Bellotto (3rd); 1990 QUEST FOR FAME (WON), Digression (11th), Aromatic (17th); 1991 Toulon (9th), Arokat (12th); 1992 Rainbow Corner (11th); 1993 COMMANDER IN CHIEF (WON), Tenby (10th); 1994 Sunshack (19th); 1996 Dushyantor (2nd).

Barry Hills
Born April 2, 1937, Barry Hills rode nine winners as an apprentice between 1954 and 1957 before working as a stable lad for Fred Rimell and George Colling. He was able to start training after winning £15,000 in bets in 1969 and bought South Bank Stables at Lambourn with the proceeds. La Dolce Vita's victory at Thirsk on April 18, 1969 got the trainer off the mark, and he was soon to taste big-race success when Hickleton landed the 1970 Great Metropolitan Handicap at Epsom and Golden Monad, the 1970 Dee Stakes at Chester. Rheingold's narrow defeat by Roberto in the 1972 Derby was a great disappointment for Hills, however, the colt gained compensation with victory in the following year's Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe. Hawaiian Sound (1978), Glacial Storm (1988) and Blue Stag (1990) have also filled the runner-up spot in Hills's quest to land the premier classic.
A spell at Robert Sangster's Manton stables in 1987 was followed by a move back to South Bank in 1991. Since then, Hills has transformed the yard into a highly-modern equine establishment. Hills' twin sons, Richard and Michael, are both successful jockeys. Michael rode Shaamit to victory in the 1996 Vodafone Derby, while another son, John, trains in Lambourn.
Vodafone Derby record: 1971 Meaden (9th); 1972 Rheingold (2nd), Our Mirage (4th); 1973 Natsun (11th), Proverb (17th); 1974 Regular Guy (10th); 1975 Royal Manacle (7th); 1976 Danestic (9th); 1978 Sexton Blake (15th), Hawaiian Sound (2nd); 1979 Tap On Wood (12th), Two Of Diamonds (14th), Cracaval (8th); 1980 Saint Jonathon (13th); 1981 King Of Hush (16th); 1982 Father Rooney (13th); 1983 The Noble Player (11th); 1985 Royal Harmony (9th); 1987 Water Boatman (16th), Sir Harry Lewis (4th); 1988 Glacial Storm (2nd); 1990 Missionary Ridge (10th), Blue Stag (2nd); 1991 Arokat (12th); 1993 Blues Traveller (3rd); 1996 Busy Flight (18th), Prince Of My Heart (19th); 1997 The Fly (5th), Musalsal (8th); 1998 The Glow-Worm (6th); 1999 Through The Rye (16th).



MANA-MOU BAY (IRE)




b c Ela-Mana-Mou - Summerhill (Assert)
Owner: N A Woodcock and Richard Hannon
Breeder: Airlie Stud
Form: 21-
Trainer: Richard Hannon

Mana-Mou Bay
A 42,000gns Tattersalls October yearling, Mana-Mou Bay was just touched off by a neck on his racecourse bow at Ascot on July 24 by Valentino. He was never far away, and that debut performance gave the impression that he would be suited by seven furlongs.

This Ela-Mana-Mou colt out of Summerhill had one more outing last term, when he won a Listed event, the Washington Singer Stakes, over seven furlongs at Newbury on August 13 by 1¼ lengths from Tioga. That Newbury race had been won by Lammtarra in 1994 prior to his victory in the following season's Vodafone Derby.

Mana-Mou Bay is entered in the Lane's End Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

N A Woodcock's Vodafone Derby Record: No previous runners


Richard Hannon
Born at Lewes in Sussex on May 30, 1945, Richard Hannon has trained at East Everleigh near Marlborough in Wiltshire since taking over the licence from his father Harry in 1970. Ampney Prince brought Hannon his first success at Newbury on April 17, 1970 and he has hardly looked back since and currently has over 150 horses in training spread throughout his two yards.

Among the best horses that Hannon has trained have been Mon Fils (1973 2,000 Guineas), Don't Forget Me (1987 2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas), Tirol (1990 2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas), Assessor (1992 Prix Royal-Oak), Lyric Fantasy (1992 champion two-year-old filly), Lemon Souffle (1993 champion two-year-old filly) and the ill-fated sprinter Mr Brooks. Hannon was champion trainer in 1992 and 1993.

Lord Huntingdon's retirement last year saw Hannon added to the elite list of Royal trainers, with a dozen of the Queen's horses in his care.

Vodafone Derby Record: 1973 Mon Fils (18th); 1974 Hope Of Holland (17th); 1978 Son Fils (20th); 1989 Gran Alba (6th); 1992 Assessor (13th); 1993 Geisway (13th); 1993 Redenham (7th); 1994 Wishing (14th).



MEDIA PUZZLE (USA)




ch c Theatrical - Market Slide (Gulch (USA))
Owner: Moyglare Stud Farm
Breeder: Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd
Form: 3-1
Trainer: Dermot Weld IRE

Media Puzzle
Trained on the Curragh in Co Kildare by Dermot Weld, Media Puzzle has always been held in high regard at home. Weld adopted a policy of giving his two-year-olds plenty of time last year, and the Theatrical colt had just one outing, when he finished third to Sinndar at the Curragh on September 5.

He appeared at the same course on his reappearance on April 9, when he stayed on strongly to win a maiden over 1m 2f by 3½ lengths from Physical Graffiti. The going that day was yielding, and Weld indicated that he would prefer quicker ground.

Media Puzzle will reportedly be stepped up in class next time and his target might be the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown in May.
Moyglare Stud Farm's Vodafone Derby Record: No previous runners


Dermot Weld
Born on July 29, 1948 and based at Rosewell House Stables on the Curragh, Dermot Weld is a qualified veterinary surgeon and rode his first winner at 15-years-old. He was champion amateur jockey three times, in 1969, 1971 and 1972, and spent time assisting his father Charles and Tommy Smith in Australia before taking out a licence in 1972.

He has enjoyed great success as a trainer across the world. He is the only European handler to have won a leg of the American Triple Crown (Go And Go in the 1990 Belmont Stakes) and the Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop).

He currently trains about 120 horses, 90 of them at Rosewell House, with the other 30 on 150 acres at Rathbride, which is the historic yard on the fringe of The Curragh where Michael Rogers trained Derby winners Hard Ridden and Santa Claus.
The Vodafone Derby is one of few major races that have so far eluded Weld, who tasted classic success in Britain with Blue Wind in the 1981 Oaks.

Vodafone Derby Record: 1975 No Alimony (15th); 1985 Theatrical (7th); 1986 Flash Of Steel (6th); 1995 Humbel (8th).



EKRAAR (USA)




b c Red Ransom (USA) - Sacahuista (USA) (Raja Baba (USA))
Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum
Breeder: Peter M Brant
Form: 2143-
Trainer: Marcus Tregoning

Ekraar
Bought for $200,000 as a foal, Ekraar made a promising debut for Marcus Tregoning at Newmarket on July 6, finishing second to the Barry Hills-trained Race Leader.

He built on this impressive debut by winning the Group Three Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes on his next appearance on July 29 at Goodwood. In doing so he smashed the juvenile course record, and looked a colt of considerable potential.

Ekraar was very disappointing on his next run at Doncaster in September in the Group Two Frigidaire Champagne Stakes. He put up little resistance when challenged at the two-furlong pole and finished eight lengths behind Distant Music.

He returned to Town Moor for his last run of the season which was in Group One company in the Racing Post Trophy on October 23, finishing a creditable third behind the Aidan O'Brien-trained Aristotle.

Ekraar is entered in the Lane's End Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Hamdan Al Maktoum's Vodafone Derby Record: 1984 At Talaq (4th); 1987 Alwasmi (18th); 1988 Unfuwain (7th), Al Mufti (10th), Maksud (13th), Al Muhalhal (14th); 1989 NASHWAN (WON); 1990 Elmaamul (3rd); 1991 Marju (2nd); 1992 Muhtarram (4th); 1994 ERHAAB (WON); 1995 Fahal (4th), Munwar (9th), Daffaq (14th); 1996 Alhaarth (5th), Tasdid (12th), 1997 Fahris (6th); 1998 Mutamam (13th), Haami (14th); 1999 Zaajer (12th).

Marcus Tregoning
Born July 31, 1959 in Cornwall, Marcus Tregoning took over the licence at Kingwood House Stables near Lambourn in 1997, having assisted the previous incumbent, Major Dick Hern, for 14 years.

During his teenage years, Tregoning, who has ridden point-to-point winners, learnt about breeding at King Edward Stud. He moved on to Jocelyn Hambro's Waverton before embarking on the National Stud course. This was followed by three seasons at the studs of New York Jockey Club chairman Danny Van Clief in Virginia and he also spent time at a farm in New Zealand.

He currently has around 100 horses in training, the majority of them owned, like the yard, by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. Facilities at Kingwood House, which was built for Dick Hern, include private gallops, treadmill, solarium, and horsewalkers.

Tregoning has not previously had a runner in the Vodafone Derby and his biggest winners include Moutahddee in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup and Ekraar in Goodwood's Group Three Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes.

Vodafone Derby Record: No previous runners



CHINA VISIT (USA)




b c Red Ransom (USA) - Furajet (USA) (The Minstrel (CAN))
Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Gainsborough Farm Inc
Form: 1-1
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

China Visit
Trained by David Loder in France last year, this Red Ransom colt shaped with considerable promise on his debut at Deauville on August 14 to win by eight lengths.

Godolphin owned, China Visit wintered in Dubai and reappeared in the UAE Derby at Nad Al Sheba on March 25. He produced a highly-impressive performance, travelling well throughout and quickening over four-lengths clear of Bachir at the death.

After that performance, connections decided to have a tilt at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, rather than the Sagitta 2,000 Guineas in Newmarket, both run on May 6.

Godolphin's Vodafone Derby Record: 1995 Vettori (6th - owned jointly with Maktoum Al Maktoum); 1997 Bold Demand (9th); 1998 City Honours (2nd), Cape Verdi (9th); 1999 Dubai Millennium (9th), Adair (13th).


Saeed bin Suroor
Born October 10, 1967, a former policeman, Saeed bin Suroor, Godolphin's nominated trainer, finished second to John Dunlop in the trainers' championship in 1995 before going one better to pip his great rival, Henry Cecil, in 1996. A cloud hanging over the Godolphin operation in the early part of the 1997 season hampered the trainer's chance of a second championship and he ended the season in fifth place, but he was back on top in 1998 and again last season.

Coupled with his phenomenal achievements with Godolphin, bin Suroor trained the redoubtable Lammtarra for Sheikh Mohammed's nephew, Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum, to win the 1995 Vodafone Derby, Ascot's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. That the horse raced only four times in his career and yet was trained by bin Suroor to succeed in those three pre-eminent Group One events is an achievement which cannot be overstated.

Bin Suroor is helped with the training by Tom Albertrani, formerly assistant to Cigar's trainer Bill Mott in America, with Simon Crisford acting as racing manager. Cape Verdi's Sagitta 1,000 Guineas win completed the full set of British classics for bin Suroor in 1998. His domestic classic winners are Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi), Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell), Pertemps St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq). Godolphin have enjoyed numerous other big-race wins worldwide.

Saeed bin Suroor's Vodafone Derby Record: 1995 LAMMTARRA (WON), Vettori (6th); 1997 Bold Demand (9th); 1998 City Honours (2nd), Cape Verdi (9th); 1999 Dubai Millennium (9th), Adair (13th).




RIVER'S CURTAIN (USA)




b c Theatrical - Marshua's River (USA) (Riverman (USA))
Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: James T Gottwald
Form: 1-
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

River's Curtain
A $210,000 Keeneland September yearling, River's Curtain was trained last season by Andre Fabre for Maktoum Al Maktoum. The Theatrical colt had one outing at Saint Cloud on October 31 over seven furlongs, where he easily beat David Loder's Roscius by four lengths on heavy ground.

He joined the Godolphin team to winter in Dubai and Simon Crisford, the operation's racing manager, explained that connections added him to the Vodafone Derby line-up because they consider him to be a decent middle-distance prospect.

Godolphin's Vodafone Derby Record: 1995 Vettori (6th - owned jointly with Maktoum Al Maktoum); 1997 Bold Demand (9th); 1998 City Honours (2nd), Cape Verdi (9th); 1999 Dubai Millennium (9th), Adair (13th).


Saeed bin Suroor
Born October 10, 1967, a former policeman, Saeed bin Suroor, Godolphin's nominated trainer, finished second to John Dunlop in the trainers' championship in 1995 before going one better to pip his great rival, Henry Cecil, in 1996. A cloud hanging over the Godolphin operation in the early part of the 1997 season hampered the trainer's chance of a second championship and he ended the season in fifth place, but he was back on top in 1998 and again last season.

Coupled with his phenomenal achievements with Godolphin, bin Suroor trained the redoubtable Lammtarra for Sheikh Mohammed's nephew, Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum, to win the 1995 Vodafone Derby, Ascot's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. That the horse raced only four times in his career and yet was trained by bin Suroor to succeed in those three pre-eminent Group One events is an achievement which cannot be overstated.

Bin Suroor is helped with the training by Tom Albertrani, formerly assistant to Cigar's trainer Bill Mott in America, with Simon Crisford acting as racing manager. Cape Verdi's Sagitta 1,000 Guineas win completed the full set of British classics for bin Suroor in 1998. His domestic classic winners are Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi), Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell), Pertemps St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq). Godolphin have enjoyed numerous other big-race wins worldwide.

Saeed bin Suroor's Vodafone Derby Record: 1995 LAMMTARRA (WON), Vettori (6th); 1997 Bold Demand (9th); 1998 City Honours (2nd), Cape Verdi (9th); 1999 Dubai Millennium (9th), Adair (13th).




THE VODAFONE DERBY




Class A, Group 1, 3.50pm, Saturday, June 10, 2000, £1 million total prize fund, one mile four furlongs, three-year-old entire colts and fillies. Weights: colts 9st, fillies 8st 9lb. Entries closed December 2, 1998 (601 entries), first forfeit stage March 7, 2000 (171 entries remained), entries revealed March 17, second entry stage April 12 (7 entries added - listed in bold italics), second forfeit stage May 24, £75,000 supplementary entry stage June 3, five-day confirmation stage June 5, final declaration stage 10am, June 9. (Form figures from Weatherbys may not include some overseas racing).


Form Horse Owner Trainer
02- ACCEPTING George Strawbridge John Gosden
ACTIVE ACCOUNT (USA) P K L Chu Sean Woods
610- ADELPHI THEATRE (USA) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
11- ADILABAD (USA) HH Aga Khan Sir Michael Stoute
214- AIR MARSHALL (IRE) Lord Weinstock Sir Michael Stoute
144- AKEED (USA) HRH Prince Fahd Salman Paul Cole
3123-0 AL TOWD (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop
31- ALBUQUERQUE (IRE) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
421- ALVA GLEN (USA) Sheikh Mohammed Sir Michael Stoute
3- ANDROMEDES (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Henry Cecil
2- ANSHAAM (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
APACHE POINT (IRE) HRH Prince Fahd Salman Henry Cecil
1-2 APOLLO VICTORIA (FR) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
11- ARISTOTLE (IRE) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
0- ARMEN (FR) Tim Hely-Hutchinson Martin Pipe
ASHFORD (FR) Corinne Barbe Corinne Barbe FR
ASLY (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
11- BACH (IRE) Satish Sanan & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
BALDAQUIN Sheikh Mohammed John Gosden
10112- BARATHEA GUEST John Guest George Margarson
102- BASHKIR (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
BAYAR (IRE) HH Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
1- BEAT HOLLOW Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
312- BEST OF THE BESTS (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
-5 BID FOR FAME (USA) Terry Mills Terry Mills
BIEN ENTENDU Niarchos Family Henry Cecil
11- BOW STRADA Doolan, Haygarth, Rice & Strachan Peter Harris
2- BRAMPTON Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
1-0 BROCHE (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
4-3 BUCKMINSTER (USA) Sheikh Mohammed John Gosden
1-1 CHINA VISIT (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
-00 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (USA) Kak Yiu Dermot Weld IRE
211-3 CIRO (USA) Michael Tabor,Sue Magnier,Richard Santulli Aidan O'Brien IRE
0231- COLONIAL RULE (USA) Robert Sangster John Gosden
1- COMMANCHE SADDLE (IRE) Satish Sanan Dermot Weld IRE
136- CORNELIUS Sir George Meyrick Paul Cole
052- CRACOW (IRE) John Hills John Hills
DALAMPOUR (IRE) HH Aga Khan Sir Michael Stoute
DANCE DIRECTOR (IRE) Robert Sangster John Gosden
DARSINI (IRE) HH Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
1- DELIUS (USA) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Sir Michael Stoute
DUBAI TWO THOUSAND Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
2143- EKRAAR (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
EL MASHADD Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
ELJOHAR (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
ENTISAR Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
2132- ETERNAL SPRING (IRE) Paul & Jenny Green Ed Dunlop
13- ETHMAAR (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
EXECUTIVE ORDER Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
FANAAR Saleh Al Homeizi Jeremy Noseda
1- FAST TRACK (IRE) Maktoum Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
01-3 FERZAO (IRE) Clive Batt Amanda Perrett
56(1)(1)- FORBEARING (IRE) Eclipse Thoroughbreds Sir Mark Prescott
02- FRATERNITY Exors of the late Lord Howard de Walden William Jarvis
45-3 FULL AHEAD (IRE) J H Ellis Mark Tompkins
0- GALLANT Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
3132- GALLEON BEACH Chris Wright John Hills
GARDEN SOCIETY (IRE) Duke of Devonshire James Toller
GENERAL JACKSON S R Leoni David Elsworth
111-1 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
34- GIVE THE SLIP John Bodie Amanda Perrett
33- GLORY QUEST (USA) Quest To Win Partnership Gay Kelleway
31-1 GOING GLOBAL (IRE) Dwayne Woods Sean Woods
2- GRAND ORO Osvaldo Pedroni Greg Chung
2- HALHOO LAMMTARRA Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mick Channon
HARDY (USA) Sue Magnier,Michael Tabor,Richard Santulli Aidan O'BrienIRE
121- HATAAB (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop
HATHA ANNA (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
HIGH DRAMA C L A Edginton William Muir
HINDAAM (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop
HOBB ALWAHTAN Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
6210- HOLDING COURT Poilin Good Brian Meehan
312- HOMER (IRE) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
0- ILJASOOR (USA) Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
0011- IMPERIAL ROCKET (USA) The Royal Ascot Racing Club Richard Hannon
3-5 INCA STAR (USA) Jaber Abdullah Mark Johnston
1- INCHLONAIG Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
INGLENOOK (IRE) Lady Harrison John Dunlop
INTIBAA (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
216- JALAD (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Ben Hanbury
413-2 JAMMAAL Hamdan Al Maktoum Dermot Weld IRE
JAYDOOM (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
4- JOLLY SHARP (USA) Cliveden Stud Henry Cecil
3- KARAJAN (IRE) John Hills John Hills
KEETCHY Michael H Watt Michael Bell
0416- KEW GARDENS Sir Eric Parker Amanda Perrett
115- KING'S BEST (USA) Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute
114323- KINGSCLERE Michael Tabor Ian Balding
KORASOUN (IRE) HH Aga Khan John Oxx IRE
-1 KUTUB (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Freddie Head FR
LAMPEDUSA (USA) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
LEOHNE BID (IRE) Mrs Hildegarde Focke Michael Grassick IRE
112- LERMONTOV (USA) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
35- LEVANTINE (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
06- LION GUEST (IRE) John Guest George Margarson
5-0 LORENZINO (IRE) Vincent O'Brien Charles O'Brien IRE
3-0 MAHFOOTH (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
MAIDSTONE MAJESTY Fergus Wilson Martin Pipe
MAJLIS (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Kevin Prendergast IRE
21- MANA-MOU BAY (IRE) N A Woodcock Richard Hannon
1- MANHATTAN Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
21- MASTERMIND (IRE) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Paul Cole
3-1 MEDIA PUZZLE (USA) Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd Dermot Weld IRE
35- MILLENARY Neil Jones John Dunlop
MILLENNIUM SUMMIT (IRE) Tony Doyle James Fanshawe
11- MONASHEE MOUNTAIN (USA)Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
MOONJAZ Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
MUAKAAD Hamdan Al Maktoum Dermot Weld IRE
MUBTAKER (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
MUHTARIF (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
1214- MULL OF KINTYRE (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
MUNAJJIM (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
0- MUTAHAMIS (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Dermot Weld IRE
MUTAMARKIZ (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
1- MYTHOLOGICAL (USA) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
52011-60 NIGHT STYLE (FR) Mohammed Jaber Ed Dunlop
501- NORTON (IRE) Terry Mills Terry Mills
313- OCEAN OF WISDOM (USA) Niarchos Family Pascal Bary FR
2- ORANGEVILLE (USA) Sheikh Mohammed John Gosden
161- OSOOD (IRE) Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
PADUA'S PRIDE (IRE) Satish K Sanan Dermot Weld IRE
21- PEACOCK JEWEL Maktoum Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop
0- PENTAGONAL (USA) Sheikh Mohammed Sir Michael Stoute
1- PLATO (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
PLUTOCRAT (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
2- POLISH SUMMER Khalid Abdulla Andre Fabre FR
362- PROPER SQUIRE (USA) John Toffan & Trudy McCaffery John Gosden
PROUD WARRIOR Wafic Said Pascal Bary FR
40- PYTHAGORAS Rob Haim William Muir
QUEST FOR A STAR (IRE) Anne Coughlan John Oxx IRE
RAGDALE HALL (USA) Ragdale Racing John Gosden
RAINBOW HILL Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
3- RASM Hamdan Al Maktoum Alec Stewart
2-2 RIVER BANN (USA) HRH Prince Fahd Salman Paul Cole
1- RIVER'S CURTAIN (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
ROSCIUS (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
1115- ROYAL KINGDOM (IRE) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
664-3 ROYAL MINSTREL (IRE) Mrs Debbie Sakal Mark Tompkins
1- SADDLER'S QUEST E R Goodwin Gerard Butler
SAGE DANCER (USA) Peter Wetzel Dermot Weld IRE
411- SAKHEE (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop
1- SANDMASON Exors of the late Lord Howard de Walden Henry Cecil
SAVOIRE VIVRE Sheikh Mohammed John Gosden
32- SAWWAAH (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop
3110- SCARTEEN FOX (IRE) McDowell Racing David Elsworth
1- SHAIBANI HRH Prince Fahd Salman Barry Hills
1- SHAKESPEARE Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Lord Lloyd-Webber Aidan O'BrienIRE
SHAMSOUN (IRE) HH Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
02- SHAPOUR (IRE) HH Aga Khan Sir Michael Stoute
2-5 SHIBL Hamdan Al Maktoum Kevin Prendergast IRE
SIMPLY SENSATIONAL (IRE) Martyn Arbib Paul Cole
11- SINNDAR (IRE) HH Aga Khan John Oxx IRE
44- SKIBO (JPN) Sheikh Mohammed Marcus Tregoning
1-2 SNETTERTON Scuderia Pieffegi S A S Pascal Bary FR
SNOB WELLS (IRE) Wertheimer et Frere Criquette Head FR
-1 SOBIESKI (IRE) Sheikh Mohammed Andre Fabre FR
-0 SORCERER'S WIT (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
3-2 ST EXPEDIT John Pearce Geoff Wragg
SUBTLE POWER (IRE) The Thoroughbred Corporation Henry Cecil
TALK TO MOJO Owen Promotions Limited John Gosden
2-1 TANTALUS Khalid Abdulla Barry Hills
TARBOUSH Wafic Said Henry Cecil
2136- THARI (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Ben Hanbury
-3 THREE CLOUDS Sheikh Mohammed John Oxx IRE
22- TOLSTOY Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Sir Michael Stoute
4- TORRID KENTAVR (USA) I G Mirzoian Terry Mills
TOTAL CARE Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
4- TRUMPET SOUND (IRE) Gerald Leigh Luca Cumani
WAFFIGG (IRE) Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
3- WELLBEING Exors of the late Lord Howard de Walden Henry Cecil
45- WESTERN RIDGE (FR) Robert H Smith Luca Cumani
WILD RIVER (IRE) Andy Peake & David Jackson Mark Johnston
165- WINDSOR BOY (IRE) HRH Prince Fahd Salman Paul Cole
WINGS AS EAGLES John Wilson Ralph Beckett
31- ZAFONIUM (USA) HRH Prince Fahd Salman Paul Cole
ZIMAAM Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
213-2 ZYZ Bill Gredley Barry Hills

178 entries after April 12 second entry stage, 24 Dubaian-trained, 36 Irish-trained, 10 French-trained.





FAMILY FUN DAY INCLUDES FREE ENTERTAINMENTS AND GREAT RACING ON EASTER MONDAY AT WINCANTON





The traditional Easter Monday fixture at Wincanton on April 24 is a great family day out.

A FREE creche for youngsters aged three to eight will be available at the Somerset course. As usual, accompanied children under 16 can gain FREE admission into all the enclosures, and there will be a wide range of entertainments to amuse all racegoers.
These FREE entertainments for the family fun day out include an Inflatable Slide, Bouncy Castle, Netted Ball Pond, Play Activity Centre, and Farmer Giles and his Farmstead Animals.

Adults are not forgotten, with extra entertainment being laid on in the form of a jazz band to allow them to unwind and relax. Hot and cold snacks are available in all enclosures, or racegoers are welcome to bring a picnic to the Course Enclosure. Gates open at noon.

The first race of the afternoon, at 2pm, is the Nine Hole ‘National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle, over two miles. This is one of three races on the card which highlight Wincanton Racecourse's own golf course, open every day except on racedays, along with the Improve Your Handicap Chase (4pm), over two miles, and the Pay And Play ‘National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (3pm), over two miles and six furlongs.

The last of these three races provided 1999 racegoers with fabulous memories. Richard Dunwoody rode the Paul Nicholls-trained Yorkshire Edition to a comfortable success, and in doing so rode his 1,679th winner, exceeding Peter Scudamore's record of National Hunt winners.
The Cadbury Business Park, close to the course, sponsors two races for the second year, which include the Cadbury Business Park Novices' Chase (2.30pm), over three miles and one and a half furlongs, and the Cadbury Business Park Handicap Hurdle (3.30pm), over two miles and six furlongs.

The last race of the day, the Mail On Sunday Hands ‘N' Heels Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (4.30pm), over two miles, is a new addition to the card, and is part of a series in which conditional riders (young professional jump jockeys) can carry a whip but are not allowed to use it.

Admission costs are Club Enclosure £15, Tattersalls Enclosure £10 and Course Enclosure £5. Parking in the main car park is FREE while cars into the Course Enclosure cost £5.

This is the penultimate meeting of the 1999/2000 season at the atmospheric Somerset track, with the final fixture taking place on Friday, May 12, 2000.

Ian Renton, Clerk of the Course and General Manager at Wincanton, said: "Racegoers and staff at Wincanton look forward to the Easter Monday meeting with equal enthusiasm. It is always a fantastic fun day for all concerned, with excellent racing, and new racegoers are particularly welcome."



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