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Tuesday, April 18, 2000.



TOMORROW'S BEST PRICES




Charles Heidsieck Champagne H'cap 7f
2.05pm Newmarket


Muchea 12 (C, T)
Nigrasine 25 (H, T)
Arctic Char 16 (C, T)
Al Muallim 10 (C)
Tayif 22 (C)
Mayaro Bay 12 (T)
Undeterred 28 (T)
Lone Piper 16 (C, H, T)
Adjutant 12 (C)
Caribbean Monarch 7 (H)
Marsad 14 (T)
Persiano 20 (C, T)
Tammam 40 (H)
Wealthy Star 20 (H)
Magic Rainbow 25 (T)
Salty Jack 16 (C, H, T)
Kuwait Dawn 33 (H, T)
Present Laughter 12 (C, H)
Premier Baron 14 (C)
Temeraire 14 (H, T)
Chewit 33 (C)


Faucets For Mira Rada Showers Silver Trophy Chase 2m 5f
2.55pm Cheltenham


The Land Agent 12 (C, H)
Upgrade 9-2 (C)
Inn At The Top 9-2 (C, T)
Wise King 4 (C)
Native King 10 (C, H)
Blowing Rock 33 (H, T)
Native Charm 15-8 (T)

Scottish Equitable/Jockeys Association H'cap 1m 4f
3.10pm Newmarket


Alberich 10 (C, H, T)
Banbury 14 (C, T)
Bay Of Islands 25 (H,T)
Nautical Star 16 (T)
Mowelga 22 (T)
Little Pippin 20 (C)
Gallery God 14 (C, H, T)
Afterjacko 14 (C, H)
Angels Venture 14 (C)
Williamshakespeare 14 (T)
Alhawa 25 (C)
Who Cares Wins 20 (C, H, T)
Wait For The Will 20 (H, T)
Clarendon 14 (C)
Wave Of Optimism 33 (C, H, T)
Gentleman Venture 8 (H)
Temple Way 16 (H, T)
Bay View 20 (H, T)
Legal Lunch 12 (H, T)
Al's Alibi 40 (H)
Lancer 9 (C, H, T)




MUSIC OFF KEY




The Barry Hills-trained promising Distant Music was beaten today in the re-scheduled Lane's End Greenham Stakes at Newmarket.
After winning his three races easily as a two year old, the race today looked a formality and he went off the 13-8 on favourite in the Guineas trial. The horse, who was held up by jockey Michael Hills, looked to be travelling well in the seven furlong event. But about a furlong from home the signs were not looking good. A few were involved at the business end of things including Scarteen Fox (fourth) and Winning Venture (third), the latter seemed to be given not to harsh a ride by Walter Swinburn and may be one to keep an eye on.

But the winner of this well contested race came to take this from last to first. In a great ride by Philip Robinson, Barathea Guest conquered the favourite by a head but in doing so unfortunately gained a suspension for his jockey for excessive use of the whip which did seem a bit of a hard decision, as the horse responded to the persuader.


Once the 9-4 favourite for the 2000 Guineas, Distant Music is now on offer at 5-1 for the Classic back at headquarters in two week's time.





PETRUSHKA FAVOURITE FOR 1000




In the Shadwell Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes, the Guineas trial for the fillies, Petruska stamped her authority over a field of 13 when flying home by four lengths to her nearest rival, the Mick Channon-trained Seazun. She left the field for dead in what was a very impressive Guineas trial.

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute teamed up with his new retained jockey Kieran Fallon said of his charge: "She did it very well and what pleased me most was the way she wrapped the race up so quickly."

Fallon was equally impressed saying: "You couldnt fault her today, she showed that last week in her work and I just hoped she would be able to do it on the track too."

Bookmakers reacted by installing Petruska as their new 2-1 favourite.





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