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Thursday, May 18, 2000



BEST PRICES FOR NEWBURY TOMORROW




3.10 TOTE CREDIT CLUB HANDICAP

Carlys Quest 9 C
Conspicuous 20 Ch
Punishment 33 C, Ch, H, T
Chief Cashier 20 C
Intensity 7 L, T
Puzzlement 12 L, T
Alcayde 16 Ch, H, L, T
Wasp Ranger 14 C, H
Mono Lady 25 C, Ch, H, L
Blue Style 4 Ch, H, T
Final Settlement 14 H
Batswing 100/30 T
Ali's Alibi 33 Ch, L, T
Morgans Orchard C, 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, 6-1 Beat Hollow (from 11-2), 8-1
Aristotle, Sakhee, 12-1 Sinndar, 14-1 Best Of The Bests, 16-1 Kingsclere, Wellbeing, 20-1 Bein Entendu, Hattab (from 40), 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, Holding Court, Inchlonaig, Jaydoom, Lermontov, Mahfooth, Millenary, Mull Of Kintyre, Royal Kingdom, Sandmason (from 20), Trumpet Sound, 40-1 BAR

THE VODAFONE OAKS: 3-1 Kalypso Katie, 9-2 Petrushka, 8-1 Love Divine, 9-1 Melikah, 10-1 Teggiano, 12-1 High Walden, 14-1 Lady Upstage, 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



KAYF LANDS YORKSHIRE CUP





Godolphin's Kayf Tara landed todays Group 2 Merewood Homes Yorkshire Cup. The tough and genuine six-year old held took up the running just over 2f out and won easily with Rainbow Way in second and last year's winner Churlish Charm third. Afterwards connections revealed that the plan for Kayf Tara this season would be to go for the Ascot Gold Cup followed by the Irish Leger and then the Melbourne Cup in November.




HATAAB TAKES GLASGOW STAKES




Hataab landed today's Listed Michael Seely Memorial Glasgow Stakes over 1m 2f at York. The winner, conceding 6lb to all the other runners, ran on gamely to hold off the sustained challenge of Sandmason. Jockey Richard Hills revealed that the colt had relished the firm conditions underfoot.


Although he is entered in the Vodafone Derby, connections stated that Hataab may bypass the race and run in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot instead.




HOLLEY QUITS SADDLE



National Hunt jockey Paul Holley has announced that he is to retire. Holley stated that his supply of good rides had dried up following David Elsworth's decision to concentrate on training solely flat horses.

However, Holley will continue to be involved at Elsworth's Whitsbury stables as an assistant.

The highlights of his riding career involved winning the 1991 Triumph Hurdle aboard Oh So Risky and the 1993 National Hunt Handicap Chase on Givus A Buck, both at the Cheltenham Festival.




CHANDLER TO SPONSOR FALLON




Champion jockey Kieren Fallon is set to be sponsored by bookmakers Victor Chandler. Under the deal, which begins on June 9, Fallon will carry a logo on his breeches and make corporate-hospitality appearances. The deal is to last for two years.


Victor Chandler are also on the verge of taking over sponsorship of the Lambourn training centre from Danka. Details are expected to be announced next week.




HARRIS JOINS BHB AS ASSISTANT RACING DIRECTOR




Grant Harris, the current Chief Executive of the National Trainers' Federation, is set to join the British Horseracing Board as an Assistant Racing Director. He will take up the post in mid-August.


In his new role, Grant will be employed in the Racing Division which is responsible for the compilation of the fixture list, race planning, handicapping and the supervision of functions carried out by Weatherbys for the BHB under the Racing Administration Contract. Specifically, Grant will have responsibility computer services and the Internet.




OAKS TRIAL AT NEWBURY TOMORROW




There may be some potential Vodafone Oaks clues at Newbury tomorrow when 14 fillies go to post for the Listed Ashbury Fillies' Trial Stakesover 1m 2f. Of the 14 runners, 7 are entered in the Vodafone Oaks - Broadway Legend, Burning Sunset, Claranet, Premier Prize, The Woodstock Lady, Velvet Lady and Whitefoot.


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