Wednesday, April 26, 2000
WILLIAM HILL ANTEPOST PRICES
THE WHITBREAD GOLD CUP:
4-1 Beau, 9-2 Trouble Ahead (from 5), 6-1Stormyfairweather (from 11-2),
13-2 Eau De Cologne, 7-1 Young Kenny, 9-1Dark Stranger (from 10), 12-1 Bouchasson, Royal Predica, 14-1 Tullymurry Toff, 16-1 Paddy's Return, Supreme Charm, Village King, 20-1 Montroe, 25-1 Esprit De Cotte, Flaked Oats, Escartefigue, 33-1 BAR
SAGITTA 1000 GUINEAS:
6-4 Petrushka (from 7-4), 9-2 Bintalreef, 8-1 High
Walden, 12-1 Amethyst, Seazun, Teggiano, 20-1 Corinium, Farfesheena,
Iftiraas, Saintly Speech, 25-1 Kalypso Katie, Lahan, Torgau 33-1 Agripinna,
Alhufoof, Amellnaa, Aunty Rose, Chez Cherie, Dignify, Ejlaal, Elegant As
Always, Inaaq, Journalist, Lady Vettori, Meiosis, Moon Driver, Muneefa, My
Hansel, Paper Moon, Sacred Song, Tamheed, Ya Tarra, 40-1 BAR
SAGITTA 2000 GUINEAS:
3-1 Distant Music, Giants Causeway, 7-1 Barathea
Guest, 10-1 Cape Town, Misraah, 11-1 Shibboleth, 12-1 Bernstein, Monashee
Mountain, 14-1 Kings Best, 16-1 Fath, Umistim, 20-1 Broche, Mana-Mou-Bay,
Primo Valentino, 25-1 Alfini (from 33), Bachir, Ekraar, Free Rider, French
Fellow, Pawn Broker, Scarteen Fox, Zoning, 33-1 BAR
THE VODAFONE DERBY:
8-1 Beat Hollow, 14-1 Bein Entendu, 16-1 Kutub, 20-1 Aristotle, Broch, China Visit, Dubai Two Thousand, Inchlonaig, Jaydoom, 25-1 Bareathea Guest, Giants Causeway, Kings Best, Mana-Mou-Bay, Monashee Mountain, Rivers Curtain, Savoire Vivre, Sinndar, Wellbeing, 33-1 Adilabad, Air Marshall, Anshaam, Appolo Victoria, Bach, Best Of The Bests, Brahms, Delius, Ekraar, Executive Order, Fanaar, Fast Track, Hatha Anna, Lermontov, Mahfooth, Millenary, Muakaad, Mull Of Kintyre, Royal Kingdom, Sakhee, Sandmason, Scarteen Fox, 40-1 BAR (40-1 Eternal Spring (from 66)
THE VODAFONE OAKS:
4-1 Petrushka, 10-1 Bintalreef, High Walden, Love Divine, 12-1 Teggiano, 16-1 Farfesheena, Kalypso Katie, 20-1 Amethyst, Interlude, Melikah, 25-1 Britannia, Chiang Mai, Corinium, Dignify, Ejlaal, Elegant As Always, Fame At Last, Inkling, Lady Of Chad, My Hansel, Tanzilla, Theoretically, Wind Silence, Ya Tarra, 33-1 BAR
7-4 Fusaichi Pegasus, 6-1 China Visit, The Deputy, 8-1 High Yield, War Chant, 12-1 More Than Ready, 14-1 Anees, 16-1 Captain Steve, 25-1 Aptitude, Chief Seattle, Trippi, 33-1 Curule, Graeme Hall, Hal's Hope, Ronton, Swept Overboard, 40-1 BAR
EPSOM ONLY COURSE TO SURVIVE WEATHER
After morning inspections at both courses, today's meetings at Perth and Catterick were abandoned due to the latest bout of wet weather.
Perth's Sam Morshed said: "It came down very heavy from 5.00am and the forecast is not for it to dry up."
A spokesman for Catterick said: "The course is unraceable and the prediction is for it to get wetter."
Beverley have also abandoned their meeting for tomorrow with Leicester issuing doubts over Saturday's card.
HIGH WALDEN DOUBT
High Walden's participation in the Sagitta 1,000 Guineas is in doubt due to the ongoing wet weather. The Henry Cecil-trained filly has missed two intended runs due to soft going and the trainer said: "She's had a couple of days' rest and I'm not going to run her on soft ground.
"She doesn't like soft ground. I wouldn't run her in the Guineas if it was soft, but hopefully the ground will be good by then."
Inkling, one of Aidan O'Brien's hopes for the 1000 Guineas, has been retired after suffering an injury at Ballydoyle over the weekend.
O'Brien said: "Unfortunately Inkling has injured herself and, while the problem isn't very serious, the veterinary advice was that it would be best to retire her. She will probably be covered by Sadler's Wells."
NATIVE UPMANSHIP TO HEAD FOR PUNCHESTOWN
The Arthur Moore-trained Native Upmanship is to run at Punchestown after landing yesterday's Grade One Powers Gold Cup by a distance from the only other finisher Sunrise Special.
The seven-year-old Be My Native gelding was last seen on a racecourse when finishing fourth in the Royal & SunAlliance Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival behind Lord Noelie, trained by Henrietta Knight.
Moore commented: "He learned a lot at Cheltenham, and though things were made easy for him today, I am very pleased with him. He jumped well, and its been a successful novice season.
"He goes to Punchestown, with the Bradstock Novice Chase and the Heineken Gold Cup the options."
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