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Tuesday, May 16, 2000



Dashing Blue 20 Ch, T
Perryston View 14 Ch, H, L
Deadly Nightshade 20 C
Further Outlook 25 L
Sheer Viking 9 H, L, T
Afaan 33 H, T
Damalis 20 C, T
Ellens Lad 10 C, Ch, H, L
Night Flight 14 Ch, H
Juwwi 25 Ch
Henry Hall 10 H, L
Indian Spark 25 C, T
Midnight Escape 20 L
Mizhar 40 C
Jackie's Baby 33 Ch, L
Ambitious 25 L
Sunley Sense 14 C, L
Get Stuck In 28 L
Cryhavoc 9 T
Tom Tun 25 Ch, T
Cartmel Park 40 C
Referendum 50 L
Blessingindisguise 12 Ch


Ho Leng 9 Ch, L
Brilliant Red 14 C, H
Alfie Boy 25 C, Ch
Juno Marlowe 25 C, H
Mayaro Bay 14 L
Bold King 11/2 T
Free Option 16 Ch, H
Caribbean Monarch 4 L, T
Holly Blue 14 C, H
Green Card 16 Ch, H, L
River Times 9 Ch
The Prince 12 C, Ch, L
Nimello 11 C
Tammam 25 Ch

C=Coral Ch=Victor Chandler H=William Hill L=Ladbrokes T=Tote


THE VODAFONE DERBY: 5-1 King's Best, 11-2 Beat Hollow, 8-1 Aristotle (from 10), 12-1 Best Of The Bests (from 20), 14-1 Sakhee, Sinndar, 16-1 Barathea Guest, Bein Entendu, Wellbeing, Sandmason, Savoire Vivre, 20-1 Giants Causeway (from 16), Kingsclere (from 33), 25-1 Mana-Mou-Bay, Saddlers Quest, 33-1 Adilabad, Air Marshall, Appolo Victoria, Bach, Best Of The Bests, Brahms, Delius, Ekraar, Executive Order, Fanaar, Fast Track, Going Global, Hatha Anna, Inchlonaig, Jaydoom, Kingsclere, Lermontov, Mahfooth, Millenary, Mull Of Kintyre, Royal Kingdom, Trumpet Sound, 40-1 BAR

THE VODAFONE OAKS: 3-1 Kalypso Katie (from 8), 9-2 Petrushka (from 4), 8-1 Teggiano, 9-1 Love Divine (from 10), 10-1 Melikah, Lady Upstage (from 33), 12-1 High Walden, 16-1 Gold Round, 20-1 Clog Dance, Interlude, 25-1 Britannia, Chiang Mai, Corinium, Dream Quest, Elegant As Always, Embraced (from 12), Fame At Last, Karaliysa, My Hansel, Theoretically, Ya Tarra, 33-1 BAR


Kalypso Katie, trained by Jeremy Noseda, landed today's Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes over 1m 2f at York and now looks set for a crack at the Vodafone Oaks at Epsom on June 9.

The Michael Tabor-owned filly came with a late run under Michael Kinane to just pip Lady Upstage and Michael Hills with High Walden back in third. She is now quoted as a 5/1 chance for Epsom with the Tote and Victor Chandler.

Afterwards trainer Jeremy Noseda revealed that Kalypso Katie had been found to be in season prior to the race, stating: "I was quite relaxed today because I thought everything was against us! Apart from her being in season, I was worried that she may not act on the firm ground and also that she may have lacked experience and fitness." Noseda went on to state that he believed his filly would improve significantly for the run and that she would be a different filly on Vodafone Oaks day when hopefully she would have more factors in her favour. The trainer also stated that he believed Kalypso Katie would not be inconvenienced by the undulations of Epsom as she was "very athletic."

Owner Michael Tabor stated afterwards that he hoped his filly would act around Epsom, although with any horse there would always be doubts. Tabor went on to give some pointers about the classic plans for his horses. He stated that Ballydoyle would most likely be represented by the Sue Magnier-owned Aristotle in the Vodafone Derby on June 10th, while he would run his own Kingsclere, trained by Ian Balding, in the race. Ciro, owned jointly by Tabor and Magnier is most likely to run in the Emirates Prix Du Jockey Club (French Derby) at Chantilly on Sunday June 4. Royal Kingdom, who runs in tomorrow's Group 2 JWE Telecom Dante Stakes at York, may possibly run in the Vodafone Derby, although Tabor stated that he stated that he was unsure whether Royal Kingdom was truly up to Derby class.

Last year's champion three year old Montjeu was reported to be in fine heart by Tabor and has been working well. He will probably make his seasonal reappearance in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh over 1m 2f on May 28.


High Walden may yet be supplemented on June 2nd for the Vodadone Oaks at a cost of £15,000 after finishing third in today's Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York. Trainer Henry Cecil said a decision would be made after he had discussed such a move with the filly's owner, Khalid Abdulla.


A total of five runners will go in tomorrow's JWE Telecom Dante Stakes over 1m 2f at York tomorrow. Amongst the runners is Godolphin's Best Of The Bests, who will be having his first run for Sheikh Mohammed's operation having been trained last year by Clive Brittain. The race will also see a rematch between Sakhee and Pawn Broker who finished first and second respectively in the Thresher Classic Trial at Sandown on April 29. The field is made up by Royal Kingdom from Aiden O'Brien's Ballydoyle yard and Paul Howling's Shamrock City.


King's Best, the impressive winner of the Sagitta 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 6, has been given the go-ahead to run in the Vodafone Derby by his trainer Sir Michael Stoute.

Stoute told The Times: "King's Best will be trained for the Derby." The colt has reportedly been working well and pleased connections after a workout yesterday. Since his 2000 Guineas success, King's Best has headed most bookmakers' ante-post lists for the Epsom classic.


Nigel Tinkler's Sugarfoot is an intended runner for Saturday's Group 1 Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes over 1m at Newbury, provided that the ground is not too firm. The trainer conceded that Sugarfoot would need to show improvement to win Saturday's race but claimed that the horse had improved significantly since he won the Group 3 Leicestershire Stakes at Doncaster on April 29.

Indian Lodge, trained by the in-from Amanda Perrett, looks set to continue his partnership with Michael Kinane in the Lockinge as Aiden O'Brien's Saffron Walden is likely to sidestep the race.


Roger Fisher, who enjoyed a good run of success in the 1970's and 1980's with horses such as Ekbalco and Ballydurrow plans to return to training. The 57 year old who quit three years ago because of health problems and has since had a liver transplant, has submitted an application to the Jockey Club for a dual-purpose trainer's licence. If all goes well, Fisher plans to send out his first runners within the next two months. He will train at his yard in Ulverston, Cumbria. Martin Todhunter, who currently trains at Fisher's yard, will probably move to Middleham.

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