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Sunday, July 21, 2002


WILLIAM HILL BETTING ODDS



KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH DIAMOND STAKES: ASCOT
5-4 Sakhee, 15-8 Grandera, 7-1 Golan, 12-1 Boreal, Nayef, Zindabad, 14-1 Aquarelliste, High Pitched, Millenary, 16-1 Storming Home, 33-1 Della Francesca, Simeon,, 50-1 Creekview, Sir George Turner, 100-1 Sir Effendi

WILLIAM HILL MILE: GOODWOOD
8-1 Ghannam, 9-1 Demonstrate, Heretic, 10-1 Beauchamp Pilot, 12-1 Scotty's Future, 14-1 Divine Task, Judge Davidson, Kelburne, 16-1 Bourgainville, Calcutta (from 25), Dumaran, Finished Article, Green Line, Lunar Leo, Pentecost, Smirk (from 25), 20-1 BAR.


VODAFONE STEWARDS’ CUP: GOODWOOD
8-1 Border Subject, Feet So Fast, 12-1 Chookie Heiton, 14-1 Onlytime Will Tell, Tom Tun, 16-1 Docter Spin, Trace Clip, 20-1 Awake, Bond Boy, Further Outlook, Halmahera, Hurricane Floyd, Manorbier, My American Beauty, Palace Affair, Scottys Future, Vanderlin, 25-1 BAR.



BIG WIN FOR GODOLPHIN IN US


This report comes from www.godolphin.com

Jilbab overcame stumbling at the start and losing many lengths to win the 86th running of the Grade One Coaching Club American Oaks over 12 furlongs on dirt at Belmont Park, USA, on Saturday, July 20.


The three-year-old A P Indy filly, ridden by Mike Luzzi and trained by Saeed bin Suroor, stumbled badly leaving the stalls and forfeited at least 12 lengths.


The jockey allowed Jilbab to recover and they still had plenty of ground to make up at the halfway point.


Gradually Jilbab made progress and was fourth turning into the straight before taking the lead in the run to the line.


She beat Tarnished Lady by a length and a half in a time of 2m 31.48s.


Mike Luzzi commented: "She was standing good at the start, but she out-broke herself. We were going around the first turn and I was talking to Jose Santos saying that I couldn't believe I was still on the horse.

"I just kept her in the back after that. I didn't use her till we hit the quarter pole. I think her pedigree helped her get the distance."

Godolphin's Tom Albertrani said: "She made up a lot of ground after stumbling quite badly. I didn't want to see her get left that far behind. I'm just glad Mike was able to stay on.

"She picked it up by the half-mile pole and by the three-eighths she was with them. She had the momentum going. She's a light filly with not a lot of flesh on her.

"The Grade One Alabama over a mile and a quarter at Saratoga on August 17 could be her next race.


"It is great to have a barn with E Dubai, Street Cry and a nice filly like this."


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