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Wednesday, May 3, 2000




WILLIAM HILL ODDS





SAGITTA 1000 GUINEAS: 5-4 Petrushka, 7-2 Bintalreef, 7-1 Amethyst, 8-1 High Walden, 12-1 Seazun, 14-1 Teggiano, 20-1 Lahan (from 25), 25-1 Torgau 33-1 Agripinna, Aunty Rose, Kalypso Katie, 40-1 Alhufoof, 50-1 Alluring, Chez Cherie, Croeso Cariad, Icicle, Out Of Reach, Velvet Lady, 66-1 Areydha, Halland Park Girl, Issey Rose, Miletrian, Princess Ellen, 100-1 Moselle, 150-1 Claranet

SAGITTA 2000 GUINEAS: 3-1 Distant Music, 4-1 Giants Causeway, 7-1 Kings Best (from 8), 9-1 Barathea Guest, 12-1 Cape Town, Misraah, 16-1 Bernstein, Fath, Mana-Mou-Bay, 20-1 Alfini, Primo Valentino, Umistim, 25-1 Bachir, Broche, French Fellow, Scarteen Fox, 33-1 Ekraar, Free Rider, Onlyman, Race Leader, Summoner, Western Summer, Winning Venture, Zoning, 40-1 Bach, 50-1 Glad Master, Mastermind, Millenium Moonbeam, Sarafan, Shamrock City, 66-1 Akeed, Lincoln Dancer, 100-1 Compton Bolter

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, Sakhee, 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, Sandmason, Scarteen Fox, 40-1 BAR

THE VODAFONE OAKS: 4-1 Petrushka, 10-1 Bintalreef, High Walden, Love
Divine, Teggiano (from 12), 16-1 Embraced (from 33), Farfesheena, KalypsoKatie, 20-1 Amethyst, Interlude, Melikah, 25-1 Britannia, Chiang Mai, Corinium, Dignify, Dream Quest, Ejlaal, Elegant As Always, Fame At Last, Inkling, Lady Of Chad, My Hansel, Tanzilla, Theoretically, Wind Silence, Ya Tarra, 33-1 BAR

KENTUCKY DERBY: 13-8 Fusaichi Pegasus, 5-1 The Deputy, 6-1 China Visit, 8-1 High Yield, War Chant, 12-1 Anees, Captain Steve (from 16), More Than Ready, 25-1 Aptitude, Wheelaway, 33-1 Curule, Trippi, 40-1 Bet On Red, Graeme Hall, Hal's Hope, 50-1 BAR



TOMORROW'S BEST PRICES FROM THE TOTE





EPSOM TRAINERS' ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE MILLENNIUM APPEAL HANDICAP 6 FURLONGS BRIGHTON 3.30PM

RESIST THE FORCE 10
ALPEN WOLF 9
ANGIE BABY 11
UPLIFTING 7
MISTER TRICKY 3
BLUNDELL LANE 10
BELIEVING 9
SARENA PRIDE 10
IVORY DAWN 10
LUCY MARIELLA 13/2
FREDERICK JAMES 20
ELEGANT DANCE 33
NINEACRES 10




EMBRACED CUT FOR OAKS





Embraced was cut by Coral from 33-1 to 14-1 for next month's Vodafone Oaks following an impressive win today in the Woodcote Stud Swinley Stakes at Ascot.


Meanwhile Orchestra Stall was cut by the same firm to 16-1 (from 25-1) for the Ascot Gold Cup following his victory in the Bovis Homes Sagaro Stakes. The second Persian Punch is also quoted at 16-1 (from 25-1).




COMMANCHE GAINS GOLD SUCCESS





Commanche Court added victory in the Heineken Gold Cup at Punchestown today to his recent success in the Irish Grand National. Today however, Ted Walsh's gelding may have been a fortunate winner following the heavy fall of the leader Micko's Dream at the third last. The challenging Doran's Pride was brought down.


The leading British contender Stormyfairweather came to challenge on the final bend but eventually faded to finish unplaced.


There was some British success earlier in the afternoon when Coral Cup winner What's Up Boys, trained by Philip Hobbs, ran out a decisive winner of the Stanley Cooker Novice Hurdle.




WINCANTON RACECOURSE TO HOST ABBA EVENING EXTRAVAGANZA





Racing with an Abba theme is the setting for the final fixture of the season at Wincanton Racecourse on Friday, May 12, with the first race beginning at 5.50pm.


Supertrouper, an Abba tribute band, will play during and after racing in the Tattersalls Enclosure.


The first 250 paying adult racegoers through the turnstiles will receive a voucher entitling them to a free measure of Absolut vodka, and Martell, the sponsor of the Grand National, is offering free samples of the famous French cognac in the Club Enclosure.


In keeping with the evening's theme, Swedish passport holders will gain FREE admission to the racecourse!

A best-dressed Abba lookalike competition is to be held, with the winner receiving two tickets to see the award-winning musical Mamma Mia in London, and all genuine entrants will be rewarded for their efforts with a free drink.


This competition will be judged by Terence Brady and the Hon. Charlotte Bingham, the well-known novelist, who together wrote the popular television series Upstairs Downstairs.


The racecourse gates open at 4pm and the evening revellers will enjoy a programme of six races with top jockeys riding.

The ‘National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (6.50pm), over two miles and six furlongs, was won in 1999 by the Martin Pipe-trained Elmside, one of two winners for the Nicholashayne-based champion trainer.


The Abba theme runs through the evening's races with the Fernando ‘National Hunt' Novices Hurdle, the Dancing Queen Novices' Handicap Chase, the Waterloo Cup (Handicap Chase) and the Super Trouper Handicap Hurdle.


Long-term Wincanton sponsor R. K. Harrison Insurance Brokers are back for the 11th year in succession, supporting the R. K. Harrison Insurance Brokers Hunters' Chase (6.20pm), over two miles and five furlongs.


This contest was last year won by Mischief Star and completed a double for another top Somerset handler Paul Nicholls, who had earlier won the opening novices' hurdle with Estate Agent.


Admission costs are Club Enclosure £15, Tattersalls Enclosure £10 and Course Enclosure £5, while accompanied children aged 16 and under receive FREE entry. Parking in the main car park is FREE, with cars entering the Course Enclosure at a cost of £5.



Ian Renton, Clerk of the Course and General Manager at Wincanton, said: "We have had wonderful racing at Wincanton throughout the season and we wanted to do something special for the final fixture on Friday, May 12.

"The Abba evening is going to provide tremendous entertainment and we look forward to welcoming a bumper crowd to see out our season in style."



ALL STAR CAST FOR PRINCE OF WALES'





This year's Prince of Wales' Stakes at Royal Ascot, being run as a Group 1 for the first time, has attracted a high class entry.


Last year's Arc hero Montjeu is among the entries for the 10f contest to be run on June 21 along with Godolphin's Dubai Millenium, winner of this year's Dubai World Cup. Godolphin also have Island Sands, winner of last year's 2,000 Guineas, among their fourteen entries. Along with Montjeu, France is represented by the globe trotting Jim and Tonic and 1998 Arc Hero Sagamix, who also holds an entry in the Ascot Gold Cup.




ENZELI AMONG GOLD CUP ENTRIES





Enzeli, winner of last year's Ascot Gold Cup, is among the 34 entries for this year's running of the Group 1 event.


Enzeli will be opposed once again by Godolphin's Kayf Tara, third behind him last year and also Celeric, Nedawi and Three Cheers, who occupied fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively.



BORDER ARROW BACK ON TRACK





Border Arrow, third behind High Rise in the 1998 Vodafone Derby, could make a possible return to action at Newmarket on Saturday in the John Mowlem Conditions Stakes over 1m2f.


Due to leg trouble, the Ian Balding trained five year old has managed just one racecourse outing since that run, finishing third over 1m 1f at Goodwood in May last year.




TOMBA RETURNS TO RACECOURSE





Smart soft-ground sprinter Tomba could make a possible return to action at Haydock on Saturday in the Listed Crowther Homes Spring Trophy Stakes over 7f.


Trained last season by Brian Meehan, the six year old has subsequently joined Michael Jarvis' Newmarket yard. At the end of last season it had originally been intended for Tomba to go to stud but when that deal fell through it was decided by his owner that the horse should continue to race.



TROPHIES UP FOR GRABS IN YORKSHIRE





The Waterford Crystal "Go Racing in Yorkshire" Awards for the leading trainer and jockey at the eight flat racecourses in Yorkshire this season are up for grabs.


The trainer's category is jointly headed at present by Tim Easterby and David Nicholls with four winners each while Kevin Darley is leading jockey with nine winners at Yorkshire tracks so far this season.


November Handicap day at Doncaster is the last day of the competition and the winners will be presented with Waterford Crystal trophies at a special lunch in late November.






PERRYSTON VIEW MAY TACKLE GROUP CLASS





Perryston View, the popular sprint handicapper trained by Jeremy Glover, could take a step up in class at Newmarket on Saturday.


The eight year old, who joined Glover at the start of the season after the retirement of Peter Calver, is entered in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes. The Palace House may also see the seasonal reappearance of Terry Mills' smart performer Mitcham, winner of last years King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot as well as last year's winner of the race Rambling Bear.



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