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Wednesday, May 17, 2000



BEST PRICES FOR YORK TOMORROW




2.15 GUILBERT UK HANDICAP 6F

Now Look Here 11 T
Harmonic Way 11/2 C, T
Guinea Hunter 11/2 L
Nigrasine 20 Ch, L
First Maite C, Ch, T
Further Outlook 22 H
Delegate 12 Ch, L
Red Lion 20 C, H
Literary Society 13/2 T
Threat 40 H, L
First Musical 20 H
Royal Result 20 C
Night Flight 16 Ch, H, L
Juwwi 16 C, Ch
Bon Ami 28 L
Alastair Smellie 18 C
Alegria 20 H, L, T
Poles Apart 50 T

2.45 DUKE OF YORK VICTOR CHANDLER STAKES 6F

Bold Edge 10 Ch
Lend A Hand 3 C, H, T
Proud Native 20 C, Ch
Tedburrow 40 T
Pipalong 7/2 L, T
Arkadian Hero 5/2 Ch, H
Cubism 33 L
Doctor Spin 16 Ch, H, L, T
Teapot Row 14 L
Tabheej 14 C

3.15 MEREWOOD HOMES YORKSHIRE CUP 1M 6F

Kayf Tara 2 L
Churlish Charm 14 C, H, T
Celeric 4 T
Kahtan 9 H
Largesse 16 L
Persian Punch 4 Ch
Rainbow Ways 11 L
Sinon 20 L

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



LATEST WILLIAM HILL ODDS ON THE EPSOM CLASSICS




THE VODAFONE DERBY: 4-1 King's Best (from 5), 11-2 Beat Hollow, 8-1
Aristotle, Sakhee (from 14), 12-1 Sinndar, 14-1 Best Of The Bests, 16-1 Kingsclere (from 20), Wellbeing, 20-1 Bein Entendu, Sandmason, Savoire Vivre, 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, Lermontov, Mahfooth, Millenary, Mull Of Kintyre, Royal Kingdom, Trumpet Sound, 40-1 BAR

THE VODAFONE OAKS: 3-1 Kalypso Katie, 9-2 Petrushka, 8-1 Love Divine (from 9), 9-1 Melikah (from 10), 10-1 Teggiano (from 8), 12-1 High Walden, 14-1 Lady Upstage (from 10), 16-1 Gold Round, 20-1 Clog Dance, Interlude, 25-1 Britannia, Chiang Mai, Corinium, Dream Quest, Elegant As Always, Embraced,Fame At Last, Karaliysa, My Hansel, Theoretically, Ya Tarra, 33-1 BAR



BRAVE EKRAAR LANDS DANTE




John Dunlop's Ekraar ran out a brave winner of today's Group 2 JWE Telecom Dante Stakes over 1m 2f at York this afternoon.


Ekraar confirmed his superiority over second placed Pawn Broker, whom he had already beaten in the Thresher Classic Trial at Sandown on April 29. The early pace in today's race came from Shamrock City, who led the field into the straight and showed far more than he had done in his previous two runs this season. Ekraar took up the pace around two furlongs out and held off a challenge from Pawn Broker to score by 1¼ lengths with Godolphin's Best Of The Bests a further ¾ length back in third. The winner slightly hung to his right in the closing stages but there was no Steward's Enquiry and Richard Quinn, rider of Pawn Broker, did not object.

Trainer John Dunlop said afterwards that the horse did not travel particularly well in the early stages and didn't particularly enjoy the ground. He added "We would be hoping for better ground at Epsom. I'm sure the course will be in good condition and not too firm two weeks on Saturday." Dunlop went on to state that Ekraar was a very brave and courageous horse and that he should have no problems seeing out the mile and a half in the Vodafone Derby. Shirley Heights in 1978 and Erhaab in 1994, both won the Dante for John Dunlop before going on to victory in the Derby.





"JETS" TO EXTEND ADVICE SERVICE




The Jockeys Employment and Training Scheme (JETS), which offers free consultancy advice and grants for training for recently retired and currently licensed jockeys, is to extend its service to other people employed within the horse racing industry. The move was made in response from approaches made by people such as jockeys' agents and trainers. Those who do not automatically qualify for the advice service will have to pay a fee however.


JETS provides advice on a range of courses including computer skills, racehorse care and management, business skills, photography and many more.




GRIFFINS RICHARD DAVIS AWARD UP FOR GRABS




Applications are being invited for the 2000 Griffins Richard Davis Award. The award was introduced in 1997, the year that Richard Davis suffered a fatal fall and is open to both current and ex-jockeys who have shown initiative, forethought and effort in developing a second career. This year the award will be worth £2,000 to the winner.


Previous winners of the award include Peter Caldwell in 1997 who developed a successful career in sales, Jon Snaith and Matthew Payne in 1998 and Dean McKeown in 1999, for his successful development of a career in the financial services sector.




NEW SPONSOR FOR DEWHURST




The Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes, to be run at Newmarket on October 14, will this year have a new sponsor in the shape of Darley Stud Limited.


The race did not have a sponsor for last year's running and was last sponsored by Saudi Arabian Airlines in 1998.




EIGHT GO IN YORKSHIRE CUP, SIX FOR GLASGOW STAKES




There will be eight runners in tomorrow's Group 2 Merewood Homes Yorkshire Cup over 1m 6f at York. They include Godolphin's 1998 Ascot Gold Cup winner Kayf Tara. The other seven are Churlish Charm, Celeric, Kahtan, Largesse, Persian Punch, Rainbow Ways and Sinon.


In the Listed Michael Seely Glasgow Stakes over 1m 2f there will be six runners, five of which are entered in the Vodafone Derby - Hataab, Fast Track, Hatha Anna, Mastermind and Sandmason. The field is made up by Cool Investment.


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