Tuesday, May 30, 2000
TOTE PRICES FOR NEWBURY TOMORROW
7.30 TOTE BOOKMAKERS HANDICAP 6F
Return Of Amin 5
Cauda Equina 12
Fearby Cross 5
Bold Effort 16
Agent Mulder 7
Welcome Gift 6
The Gay Fox 11
Kilmeena Lad 11
Supreme Angel 8
Double March 9
Lady Noor 33
Shady Deal 33
BIEN ENTENDU TO MISS DERBY
Henry Cecil's Bien Entendu will miss the Vodafone Derby on June 10. It has been revealed that the trainer was not happy with the results of a scope that was carried out on the colt today. Warren Place will now rely on Beat Hollow and Wellbeing for the Epsom classic. The pair will have a racecourse gallop at Yarmouth tomorrow.
Meanwhile, John Oxx has given Sinndar the green light for Epsom. There was some speculation that he may go for the French Derby on Sunday but he has now been withdrawn from that race. The trainer revealed that Sinndar would run at Epsom as long as the going was not firm.
After 30mm of rain over the weekend, the going at Epsom is good to soft, soft in places.
NINE SET FOR BRIGADIER GERARD STAKES
Nine horses are set to go in today's Group 3 Credit Suisse First Boston Brigadier Gerard Stakes over 1m 2f at 7.45pm at Sandown Park.
The field is headed Beat All, who finished third in last year's Vodafone Derby behind Oath and is being aimed at the Vodafone Coronation cup on June 9. Beat All was scheduled to make his seasonal reappearance in the Huxley Stakes at Chester on May 11 but was withdrawn in controversial circumstances when the starter wrongly believed him to be lame.
Also amongst the field are Sossus Vlei the victor in the Huxley Stakes and who represents the in-form Geoff Wragg stable. The injury-plagued Border Arrow, third in the 1998 Vodafone Derby behind High-Rise, is also amongst the line-up and Godolphin are represented by Easaar.
The field is made up by German raider Elle Danzig, Shiva, Diamond White, Lady In Waiting and Ela Athena.
Conditions at the Esher track remain heavy, following further rain overnight. The course survived a 10.00am inspection.
CRIMPLENE FOR CORONATION
Clive Brittain's Crimplene, triumphant in Sunday's Entenmanns 1000 Guineas at the Curragh has the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot as her next target. Brittain stated: "We'll aim her at the Coronation Stakes next. I think she'll be staying at a mile for now, though the way she stayed on it looks like a mile and a quarter wouldn't be a problem for her."
Meanwhile the brilliant Montjeu will probably run next in the Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud on July 2 followed by the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot on July 29.
BANNED ROBINSON TO MISS OAKS, HOLLAND MISSES DERBY
Philip Robinson received a three-day ban yesterday for his riding of Persian Punch in the Bonusprint Stakes at Sandown. The gelding was found to have been marked after being hit in above the stifle.
The ban will run from June 7 - 9 and means that Robinson will mean miss the Vodafone Oaks on June 9.
Darryll Holland will also miss Epsom after receiving a 17 day from the jockey club today. Holland had been referred to Portman Square by the stewards at Thirsk follwing his riding of Brave Edge on May 20. As he had been suspended from riding during for 15 days for interference within the previous 12 months, he will now have to face a 17 day ban which will run from Friday June 2 to Tuesday June 13. However, five days of the suspension will be deferred until September 30.
BUSINESS AND TROUBLE JOINTLY-HEAD CLASSIFICATIONS
See More Business and Looks Like Trouble jointly head the Anglo-Irish National Hunt Classifications on a mark of 174 for chasers in the three-mile category.
Of the two-mile chasers, Flagship Uberalles is top rated on a mark of 169 followed by Edredon Bleu on 166.
Unsurprisingly, Istabraq is the top rated hurdler on 186 followed by Limestone Lad on 173.
Amongst the novices, the ill-fated Gloria Victis is top rated chaser on 166 and Monsignor is the top rated hurdler on 160.
CHANGES AT LINGFIELD ON SATURDAY
Following heavy rain at Lingfield Park over the weekend, the Round Course has been deemed unsafe for racing on Saturday, June 3. The 3.20Arena Leisure Plc Handicap and the 3.55 Guinea Pig Club Handicap will now be run on the All-Weather track. Original entries do not stand and both races have been re-opened.
The mile and a quarter 2.50 Dame Vera Lynn Maiden will be abandoned and will be replaced by a new seven furlong maiden on the turf course. A mile and a quarter maiden will now be held at 5.45 at Newmarket instead.
All re-scheduled races will close tomorrow at twelve noon.
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