Wednesday, July 24, 2002
LATEST LADBROKES ANTE-POST PRICES
Tote Ebor, York, August 21
10-Highest, 10-Shagraan, 14-Sarangani, 16-Bangalore,16-Barathea Blazer, 16-Bourgeois, 16-Harlestone Grey, 16-Roar Of The Tiger, 16-Roman Hideaway, 20-Big Moment, 20-Cupboard Lover, 20-Damask Rose, 20-Lingo, 20-Ovambo, 20-Quality Team, 20-Researched, 20-Solo Flight, 20-Stance, 20-Travelmate, 25-Alunissage, 25-Bollin Nellie, 25-Charley Bates, 25-Contraband, 25-Dancing Bay, 25-Darasim, 25-Dune, 25-Hambleden, 25-Hirapour, 25-Hugs Dancer, 25-Jasmick, 25-Johnny Oscar 25-Kasthari, 25-Lady Two K, 25-Mana D'argent, 25-Media Puzzle, 25-Moon Emperor, 25-Mr Andrea, 25-Mutakarrim, 25-Peristroika, 25-Polar Red, 25-Pole Star, 25-Rajam, 25-Ranville, 25-Scott's View, 25-Sentinel, 25-Takamaka Bay, 25-Tamiami Trail, 25-Thundering Surf, 25-Zibeline (e/w ¼ 1,2,3,4)
The Tote International, Ascot, Staurday
6-Ghannam, 7-Demonstrate, 8-Gateman, 8-Suggestive, 10-Scotty's Future 12-Crystal Castle, 12 (from16) ?Tillerman,14-By Far, 14-Chookie Heiton, 16-Hurricane Floyd, 16-Lunar Leo, 16-Mine, 16-Just James, 16-Norton, 16-Steenberg, 20-Pentecost, 20-Point Of Dispute,20-Atavus, 25-Albashoosh, 25-Invader, 25-Millennium Force, 25-Bouncing Bowdler, 25-Duke Of Modena, 25-Irish Flower, 25-Juniper, 25-Maderno, 33-Royal Millennium, 33-Lincoln Dancer, 33-Mister Cosmi, 40-Idle Power, 40-Just Nick, 40-Krugerrand, 40-Naviasky, 40-Nothing Daunted, 40-Rudik, 40-Yorkies Boy, 40-Zilch, 50-Definite Guest, 50-Hanzano, 50-Historic Treble, 50-Material Witness (1/4 odds 1, 2, 3, 4)
The King George, Ascot, Saturday
11/8 (from 6/4)-Grandera, 2-Sakhee, 6-Golan, 8 (from 10) -Nayef, 8 (from 10) -Zindabad, 12-Storming Home, 14 (from 16) - Boreal, 14-Aquarelliste, 16-High Pitched, 16-Millenary, 33-Bach, 40-Della Francesca, 40-Narrative, 66-Sir George Turner, 300-Sir Effendi (1/5 odds 1, 2, 3)
Vodafone Stewards Cup, Goodwood, August 3
7-Feet So Fast, 8-Border Subject, 12-Chookie Heiton, 16-Halmahera, 16 (from 33) -Hurricane Floyd, 16-Onlytime Will Tell, 16-Palace Affair, 16-Trace Clip, 18-Doctor Spin, 20-Awake, 20-Bond Boy, 20-Cubism, 20-Manorbier, 20-Tom Tun, 20-Brevity, 20-Candleriggs 20-Salviati, 20-Watching, 25-Artie, 25-Boanerges, 25-Elvington Boy, 25-Kathology 25-Maromito, 25-Muja Farewell, 25-My American Beauty, 25-Peruvian Chief, 25-Undeterred, 25-Bali Royal, 25-Flying Millie, 25-Good Girl, 25-Grey Eminence, 25-Scotty's Future, 25-Seven No Trumps, 25-Vanderlin, 33-Cardinal Venture, 33-Flur Na H Alba, 33-Further Outlook, 33-Greenwood, 33-Magic Rainbow, 33-Mr Toad, 33-Premier Baron, 33-Flak Jacket, 33-Sir Sandrovitch, 33-Taras Emperor, 33-Tayif, 33-Mister Cosmi, 33-Prince Cyrano. (Each Way ¼ Odds a place 1, 2, 3, 4)
MICHAEL JARVIS OUTLINES GLORIOUS GOODWOOD PLANS
Trainers are busy making plans for their horses over the five days of the Glorious Goodwood meeting which starts on Tuesday, July 30, 2002.
Michael Jarvis is hoping that Tarfshi can run well in the £135,000 Group One Vodafone Nassau Stakes on Saturday, August 3, the final day.
The Newmarket-based trainer has a good record at Goodwood and when In A Silent Way won her maiden at the West Sussex racecourse earlier this season, she became Jarvis's 30th course winner, 13 of whom have come at Glorious Goodwood.
Tarfshi is enjoying a fine 2002 campaign, having won two of her three starts including, most recently, the Group Two Hunston Financial Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on June 29, when she had subsequent Irish Oaks heroine Margarula over three lengths adrift in fourth.
Jarvis said today (Wednesday, July 24): "I've always thought that Tarfshi was a Group performer. She's progressing nicely and I'd be hopeful that she can progress to Group One level."
The four-year-old Mtoto filly won a conditions event at Sandown on soft ground in 2000 but her handler believes the good ground which she recently encountered in Ireland is more to her liking.
He explained: "She's better on good or good to firm ground. She wouldn't want very soft ground, but she's unlikely to encounter that at Goodwood anyway."
Jarvis has a slight worry about Tarfshi over the undulating course: "If I had a concern, it is that not every horse acts at Goodwood. However, she's fairly adaptable and the ground should be perfect, the trip (one mile two furlongs) is dead right and I'm hopeful."
The trainer is also intending Millennium Dragon to tackle the £50,000 Group Three Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes over seven furlongs on Friday, August 2.
The Mark Of Esteem colt has already won twice over seven furlongs this season, including a Listed race at Newmarket on May 25, and was fifth to Continent in the six-furlong Group One Darley July Cup at the same venue on his latest outing.
Jarvis revealed: "Millennium Dragon is particularly well and his run in the July Cup was on softish ground. Hopefully, he'll get fast ground at Goodwood."
DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE ENQUIRIES TO BE HELD BY THE JOCKEY CLUB TOMORROW
9.15am - J D Smith
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry to consider whether or not J D Smith, the rider of LAKATOI, has committed a breach of Rule 156 or Rule 158, concerning his riding of the colt in the Queen's Golden Jubilee Maiden Stakes at Beverley on 12th July 2002.
10.45am - Darryll Holland
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry to consider whether or not Darryll Holland, the rider of ALL BUSINESS, has committed a breach of Rule 153 of the Rules of Racing following his ride in the Swallow Foods Maiden Stakes on 20th July 2002.
This matter was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club by the Lingfield Stewards following their enquiry of the same day because Holland had been suspended from riding for fifteen days for causing interference in the previous twelve months.
11.30am - Richard Lee
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry to consider whether or not the Committee should exercise their powers under Rule 1A(xviii) of the Rules of Racing and refuse to accept any further entries for MEADOWS BOY, trained by Richard Lee, following his referral by the Bangor Stewards on 3rd May for unruly behaviour.
12.15pm - Stan Finnamore
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry to consider whether or not Stan Finnamore, in the light of the undertaking on page 2 of his application for his Flat Race Jockey's Licence for 2002, has committed a breach of Rule 220(vii)(a) of the Rules of Racing, by failing to attend one of this year's Flat Jockeys' Seminars.
2.15pm - Matthew Gingell
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will consider an appeal lodged by Matthew Gingell, the trainer of FERNLEIGH, against the decision of the Worcester Stewards to impose a fine of £100 upon him under Rule 145 in respect of FERNLEIGH's arrival at the start with its surcingle on the last hole, which required replacing and caused a delay.
3pm - John Berry
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry into the analysis of the sample of urine ordered to be taken from DIAMOND JOSHUA (IRE), trained by John Berry, by the Stewards at Wolverhampton after the gelding finished unplaced in the Littlewoods Bet Direct Maiden Stakes on 18th February 2002. The urine of the horse was found to contain theobromine at a concentration above the agreed threshold level of 2 micrograms per millilitre.
3.45pm - Nigel Tinkler
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry into the analysis of the urine ordered to be taken from RAZOTTI (IRE), trained by Nigel Tinkler, by the Stewards at Beverley after the gelding had finished first in the goracing.co.uk Maiden Auction Stakes on 17th April 2002. The urine of the horse was found to contain clenbuterol, which is a prohibited substance.
In Absence - Ron Hodges
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry to consider whether or not Ron Hodges, a licensed trainer, has committed breaches of Rules 58 and 32 (i) (c) of the Rules of Racing, in the light of paragraph 2 to part A of the Passport Instructions appearing at Appendix G, concerning his failure to check the identities of TENDER FALCON (USA) and the unnamed 2000 brown colt by POLAR FALCON (USA) out of PIP'S DREAM from the markings shown in their passports as soon as the passports were received. The matter had been referred to the Jockey Club by the Chepstow Stewards on 3rd June 2002, after the Veterinary Officer had been unable to identify TENDER FALCON (USA) from the markings contained in its passport.
In Absence - James Tuck
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry to consider whether or not James Tuck, a registered owner, has committed a breach of Rule 97 (xiii) of the Rules of Racing, in respect of his failure to honour, within twelve days of the meeting, payment of his successful claim for LITTLE RICHARD (IRE).
In Absence - David Arbuthnot
The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 25th July 2002, will hold an enquiry to consider an appeal lodged by David Arbuthnot, the trainer of MIDDLETON GREY, against the decision of the Lingfield Stewards not to waive the penalty relating to the failure of the gelding to run in the OCS Group Ladies Stakes on 11th May 2002.
FRENCH BLOODSTOCK NEWS
AQUARELLISTE TOWARDS ASCOT
Prix De Diane heroine Aquarelliste is bang on course for the King George (2400m) at Ascot this coming weekend. Owner Alec Wildenstein said "only a very dry track will dissuade us from running next weekend. At Saint Cloud she was in season, and at work the other day she went very well. I see the Prix Foy and then the Arc as likely targets. If we learnt anything at Saint Cloud, it was that she does not really like going left handed. From now on she will race only on a right hand track." The last French winner of the Ascot race was Montjeu in 2000, and likely opponents are Sakhee and Grandera, who dispute favouritism.
SULAMANI WAITS FOR AUTUMN RAINS
Impressive winner of the Prix Du Jockey Club at Chantilly, Sulamani will not race in this weekends King George. His trainer Pascal Bary said "we prefer to wait for the autumn to take on the older horses. He is working well and is in top form. The plan is the Prix Niel to prepare himself for the Arc. After this, a race in the United States is not excluded."
SAGACITY STUD FEE
As reported last week, Gr.1 Criterium de St. Cloud winner Sagacity will stand at Haras de la Huderie next year. His fee has been announeced at 2,500 (October 1st). Marly River will join him for next year's covering season for owner Mme Altman. He was a successful hurdler, winning eight Listed races.
SOUMILLON BACK IN TWO WEEKS?
First jockey to the Aga Khan, Christophe Soumillon is expected to be back in action shortly. Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre said Saturday "Christophe rode for the first time again this morning and his bone break appears to have healed well. We hope that he will be back in competition in around two weeks." This means that he will be fit to ride in time for the big Deauville festival in August.
ELA MERICI SOLD
Unbeaten in three starts, El Merici has changed hands for an undisclosed sum. On target for this Sunday's Pris Robert Papin, she will now carry the colours of Ecurie Wildenstein. They snapped up half the filly which was retained by breeder G Sandor.
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