Wednesday, May 31, 2000
BEST PRICES FOR GOODWOOD TOMORROW
INTAOGIK HANDICAP, Goodwood, Thursday, June 1, 2000, 3.40pm.
(Tote - T, Ladbrokes - L, William Hill - WH)
River Bann - 9 (L,WH)
Duchamp - 7/2 (T)
Busy Lizzie - 16 (WH)
Pentagonal - 9/4 (T)
Polar Red - 7 (L)
Destination - 16 (T,WH)
Hambledon - 9 (L)
Star Cast - 11 (L)
Box Car - 12 (WH)
LATEST WILLIAM HILL ODDS ON THE EPSOM CLASSICS AND ROYAL ASCOT
THE VODAFONE DERBY: 10-3 King's Best (from 7-2), 5-1 Beat Hollow (from 6), 6-1 Aristotle, 7-1 Sakhee, 8-1 Best Of The Bests, 10-1 Sinndar, 14-1 Wellbeing (from 10), 16-1 Saddlers Quest (from 20), 20-1 Barathea Guest, Kingsclere (from 16), 25-1 Hattab, 33-1 Bien Entendu, Holding Court, Millenary, 40-1 Going Global, Inchlonaig, Roscius, St Expedit, 50-1 Media Puzzle (from 33), Shakespeare, 66-1 Broche, Hatha Anna, Muakaad, Zafonium, Zyz, 100-1 Cornelius, Cracow, 200-1 Maidstone Majesty,
THE VODAFONE OAKS: 9-4 Love Divine (from 3), 11-4 Kalypso Katie, 5-1 Petrushka, 8-1 Melikah, 14-1 Whitefoot, 16-1 Bintalreef, High Walden (from 12), Teggiano, 20-1 Clog Dance, Corinium, Lady Upstage, Miletrain, 25-1 Amethyst, Interlude, 33-1 Clipper, Dignify, Dollar Bird, Dream Quest, Picture Princess, 40-1 Premier Prize, Theoretically, 50-1 Britannia, Chiang Mai, Croeso Cariad, 66-1 Agripinna, 100-1 Bluebell Wood, So Precious, 200-1 Claranet
THE ROYAL HUNT CUP:10-1 Caribbean Monarch, Katy Nowaitee, 14-1 Tillerman, 16-1 Gold chaser, John Ferneley, Moon Solitaire, Persiano, Pythios, Showboat, Swallow Flight, 20-1 Calcutta, Holly Blue, Jo Mell, Nobelist, Pantar, Pulau Tioman, Sharmy, Slip Stream, Yarob, 25-1 BAR
THE WOKINGHAM: 10-1 Pepperdine, 12-1 Harmonic Way, Strahan, 16-1 Deep Space, Doctor Spin, San Salvador, Tayseer, 20-1 Cadeaux Cher, Dannielles Lad, Halmahera, Literary Society, Manorbier, Royal Result, Sartorial, Sheer Viking, Social Harmony, Tussle, 25-1 BAR
BEAT HOLLOW IMPRESSES IN YARMOUTH GALLOP
Beat Hollow, second favourite behind King's Best in most bookmakers' lists for the Vodafone Derby on June 10, worked well today in a racecourse gallop at Yarmouth under Richard Quinn.
Beat Hollow was accompanied in the gallop by his stable companions Sandmason and Wellbeing, who is also entered at Epsom. Sandmason made the early running under Tony McGlone in today's workout, which took place over a mile and three furlongs. Beat Hollow took up the running just over two furlongs out and came home to win by a length on the bridle.
Afterwards trainer Henry Cecil stated that he was relieved he had been able to get a gallop into his two Derby contenders and now they were both hopefully bound for Epsom. He went on to say that the slow pace had been more beneficial to Beat Hollow than Wellbeing, as Beat Hollow has a better turn of foot whereas Wellbeing needs to come off a strong gallop.
Meanwhile Ian Balding has revealed that he was "reasonably satisfied" with a gallop by his Vodafone Derby hope Kingsclere today, although he had thought that the colt would pull away from his lead horses more easily than he did.
NEXT LEVY SCHEME
The Horserace Betting Levy Board has requested the Bookmakers' Committee to make recommendations to the Board with respect to the Fortieth Levy Scheme, 2001/02, by early September.
This is in order to provide adequate time for detailed discussions prior to October 31, 2000, the statutory deadline.
The following is contained in the Levy Board's 2000 Policy Statement: "It is the Board's intention to work with the Bookmakers' Committee to secure a levy agreement covering 2001/02 and the period through to the end of the Board's life."
IMPRESSIVE SHIVA OFF TO ROYAL ASCOT
Shiva, who ran out a very impressive winner of last night's Group 3 Credit Suisse First Boston Brigadier Gerard Stakes over a mile and a quarter at Sandown, will probably head next to Royal Ascot.
The Hector Protector filly, a Group One winner last season when she beat Daylami in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh, could now head for Royal Ascot and tackle either the Prince of Wales's Stakes on June 21 over a mile and a quarter or the Hardwicke Stakes on June 23 over a mile and a half. After that, Henry Cecil revealed that Shiva may attempt the Coral Eclipse at Sandown on July 8 followed by the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot on July 29.
Afterwards trainer Henry Cecil heavily praised Shiva, saying that she was as good as his brilliant filly Bosra Sham - when she has her favoured soft ground
STRONG BRITISH CHALLENGE FOR CHANTILLY
There looks set to be a strong British challenge for the Group One Emirates Airline Prix du Jockey-Club at Chantilly on Sunday.
Holding Court, who joined Michael Jarvis this season from Brian Meehan, has been supplemented for the contest at a cost of Ff250,000 (around £24,630) after an impressive win last time out in the Group Three Prix La Force at Longchamp on May 18 over a mile and a half.
Godolphin still have five possibles for the race - Best Of The Bests, Inchlonaig, Hatha Anna, Roscius> and Broche. Paul Cole has Akeed, Cornelius, Mastermind, River Bann and Zafonium entered while Pawnbroker is a possible runner for David Elsworth. Sakhee and Millenary are John Dunlop's two entries, but both are more likely to head to Epsom instead. Dunlop stated that Millenary may run at Chantilly if the race cuts up.
Prix Lupin winner Ciro is Ballydoyle's likely runner for the French classic.
KIER PARK OUT FOR THE SEASON
Kier Park, trained by Michael Jarvis, will miss the rest of the season following an operation on a split pastern.
The Foxhound colt was victorious in the Group Three Cornwallis Stakes last season and made an encouraging seasonal reappearance when a fast-finishing second to Pipalong in the Group Three Palace House Stakes at Newmarket on May 6.
Michael Jarvis stated that he believed Kier Park had the potential to be a top sprinter and that hopefully the horse would be able to return next year.
RECORD NUMBER OF CAMERAS AT EPSOM
There will be record number of 35 cameras, operated by a hundred-strong crew, to cover Epsom's two day Vodafone Derby meeting on June 9 and 10 for Channel Four Racing.
14 of the cameras will be linked by radio and there will be two cameras that will be airbourne - one on an airship and the other on a helicopter - which will provide overhead shots.
In total, there is to be seven hours of racing coverage broadcast on Channel Four over the two days.
RACE ABANDONED AT LINGFIELD
The Arena Leisure Handicap at Lingfield on Saturday, which had been rescheduled to be run on the all-weather track after waterlogging on the turf course, has now been abandoned after attracting only three runners when it re-opened.
For old articles (from 1st March 2000) go to the Newslink