Monday, May 8, 2000
BEST PRICES FOR CHESTER TOMORROW
2.40 STANLEY LEISURE STAKES (SHOWCASE HANDICAP), 7 ˝ f
Nicobar 13/2 T
Kookaburra 8 C, Ch, T
Minkash 14 T
Glenrock 20 Ch
Cote Soleil 16 Ch, T
Buggy Ride 33 C
Atlantic Rapsody 14 C
Camberly 6 T
Digital Image 28 C, Ch
Zestril 22 C
Mentiga 12 C, Ch
Polar Challenge 15/2 C
Proud Chief 14 T
Peacock Alley 16 C, Ch, T
Sporty Mo 16 Ch
Ocean Rain 16 T
Pips Way 25 C, Ch, T
Myttons Again 33 C, Ch
3.40 WALKER SMITH & WAY STAKES (HANDICAP) 1m2 ˝ f
Night Venture 9/2 C, Ch, T
Yarob 9/2 C, Ch
Marching Orders 40 Ch
Culzean 8 C, T
Pension Fund 6 Ch
Baraguey 28 C
Forty Forte 11/2 Ch, T
Noukari 18 C
Gralmano 8 C, Ch
Lord Eurolink 14 T
Saligo 40 Ch
Hannibal Lad 25 C, Ch
Warning Reef 16 C
C=Coral Ch=Victor Chandler T=Tote
3.10 VICTOR CHANDLER CHESTER VASE 1m 4f (GROUP 3)
Night Style 9
Galleon Beach 5
Il Capitano 14
Jolly Sharp 9/2
Windsor Boy 12
EIGHT SET TO GO IN CHESTER VASE
There may be some possible Vodafone Derby clues tomorrow at Chester when eight runners line up for Group 3 Victor Chandler Chester Vase over 1m 4f. Of the eight runners, seven are entered in the Vodafone Derby - Night Style, Galleon Beach, Jolly Sharp, Kingsclere, Millenary, Tantalus and Windsor Boy.
Included among the eight runners are Ian Balding's Kingsclere who on his most recent outing won the Easter Stakes at Kempton. Henry Cecil has Jolly Sharp in the race, who could possibly join the strong hand that the Warren Place trainer already has for the Epsom classic. Barry Hill's runs Tantalus who has been supplemented for the Vodafone Derby.
Previous winners of the race who have gone on to success at Epsom include Quest For Fame, Shergar and Henbit.
KING'S NOW BEST PRICE 11-2 FOR DERBY
King's Best, impressive winner of Saturday's Sagitta 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, is now best price 11-2 for the Vodafone Derby with Stanley Racing and has deposed Beat Hollow as favourite in most bookmakers' lists.
However, no decision will be made concerning his participation at Epsom for the next two or three weeks. Trainer Sir Michael Stoute stated yesterday: "The horse is fine this morning, but I'll have to discuss any thoughts of the Derby with the owner and there's no immediate decision at this point."
Following his impressive victory, King's Best was a given a provisional rating of 127, the highest sine Zafonic in 1993.
MUSIC TO REST, GUEST FOR ST JAMES'S PALACE
Distant Music, eighth in Saturday's Sagitta 2000 Guineas, will not reappear until the second half of the season. Trainer Barry Hills stated that the colt came back 18 kilos lighter after Saturday's contest and with a sub-normal temperature. When Distant Music does return he is likely to be campaigned over 10f.
George Margarson reported that Barrathea Guest came out of Saturday's race well. Although the colt holds a Vodafone Derby entry, he is more likely to stick to a mile with the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot his main target.
MILLENNIUM FOR PRINCE OF WALES'S
Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, reported that Dubai Millennium, the spectacular winner of this year's Dubai World Cup, has the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot as his next target. The race will take place at Royal Ascot on Wednesday 21st May.
PETRUSHKA GOES STRAIGHT FOR OAKS
Petrushka who finished third in Sunday's Sagitta 1000 Guineas will now head straight for the Vodafone Oaks at Epsom on June 9. Tests are currently being carried out on Petrushka to try and explain her below par effort at Newmarket. Her trainer Sir Michael Stoute has reported that the filly may have been in season.
Meanwhile Seazun, who finished fourth in Sunday's race, goes for the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday May 28th.
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