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LC Saloon, and computer
champion jockey, David Allan,
team up again in an aged
Maiden Stakes over five fur-
longs of good to firm Thirsk
tonight, one of two good bets
on what looks a punter-
friendly seven-race pro-
Obviously inexperience has
to be an issue because L C
Saloon was making his debut
when a creditable close fourth
of eleven to Florenza over a
similar distance at Doncaster
seventeen days ago; this
Equiano gelding led early and
stayed prominent, belying odds
Allan was suitably impressed
and it will be interesting to see
how he rides L C Saloon, from
That s the best draw, it can
be a coffin box with a tardy
start but trainer David Griffiths
seems a dab hand with sprint-
ers, one of his best is veteran,
Wonder if L C Saloon has
worked with that nine-year-
old stable star!
Sir Michael Stoute journeys
thrice-raced Ballet Concerto for
the Apprentice Maiden Stakes
over a mile and recruited expe-
rienced Kevin Stott, now back
in the North following a suc-
cessful spell in Newmarket
working for Godolphin.
One can imagine leaving
roots would be difficult for a
youngster but, there again, trav-
el and independence are excel-
lent education; Kevin should
benefit and get plenty of rides
on the Northern circuit which
is competitive but immensely
enjoyable. They are proper peo-
ple up there!
Ballet Concerto is rated 86,
probably on the basis of an
encouraging debut last Sep-
tember, at Ascot!
Any experienced trainer who
declares thoroughbreds at grade
one venues knows instinctively
that the handicapper is watch-
ing and Ballet Concerto was
certainly clocked, the reason
why he s attempting to recoup
losses in another maiden race;
don t oppose.
This Dansili colt would have
been my nap but for spotting
Perfect Symphony, one of fif-
teen decs for the Maiden Auc-
tion Stakes over five furlongs
of good Beverley, mount of
Perfect Symphony made an
impressive, eye-catching, debut
ten days back, when
three=quarter lengths second
to well-backed favourite Cupa-
coffee at another stiff, uphill,
track, Carlisle, under Kevin.
Others were six lengths and
upwards in arrears.
We expect this to be a pro-
cession, judged on the time-
handicap mark of this Dandy
Man colt; really enjoy backing,
and napping, juveniles on this
superb sprinting straight, none
Just 10 winners shy of his
3,000th success, Frankie Det-
tori can t help but wonder if
that landmark might be
reached at Goodwood later this
month, the jockey having part-
nered his first UK winner at
the track nearly 30 years ago.
Victory on Lizzy Hare for
Luca Cumani on June 9, 1987
started Dettori on the road to a
glorious career and he feels it
would be fitting if he could reach
the landmark at the course s
biggest meeting of the year.
Dettori has that magical figure
firmly in his sights as he is just
10 winners away.
"The dream started in 1987
when I had my first winner at
Goodwood," he said.
It s been a great journey and
it would be ironic if I did ride
my 3,000th at Goodwood in
two weeks time. It goes without
saying that it holds a special
place as I had my first winner
there and your first winner you
"It s been a great journey, but
I m not trying to plan it like [AP]
McCoy. If it does happen it
would be ironic, if it does not
happen I m not going to cry
"The most important thing
is to promote Qatar and making
it [the meeting] a great success."
One of Dettori s best rides is
likely to come on Galileo Gold
in the Qatar Sussex Stakes on
He has already won the Qipco
2000 Guineas and the St James s
Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on
the Hugo Palmer-trained colt,
who is owned by his bosses, Al
Shaqab Racing of Qatar, who
sponsor the meeting.
"Hugo Palmer was very bull-
ish in the spring and the plan
all along was to go for the French
2000 Guineas," said Dettori,
speaking at a media launch event
ahead of the five-day Qatar
Goodwood Festival that starts
on July 26.
"When I rode him work I was
surprised how well he done
between two and three. We
changed our mind to go to New-
market and we could not see
him being out of the first three.
"There was a lot of talk about
Air Force Blue, but in our heart
of hearts we knew we had a
"Unfortunately, Ireland (when
second in the Irish 2,000
Guineas) didn t work out
because of the ground and I did-
n t have the best passage. He
went to Ascot and redeemed
"There was a lot of talk about
my ride, but the horse did the
talking. He showed great cruising
speed and did it on his own."
Moore's tribute to tragic grey
Trainer Gary Moore said Woolfall Treasure was "a
perfect gentleman who wouldn't hurt a fly" after the
11-year-old grey was killed by a gunshot wound to his
head last Friday.
Officers from Bromley CID have launched an inves-
tigation after the dual-purpose performer, who was
retired from racing by the West Sussex handler in
2013, was found dead in a field at his Kemnal Manor
Stables home in Chislehurst, south east London.
Moore: "Why someone would do something like
that to the poor horse, I just do not know. It's disgust-
ing and I hope they catch whoever did it - there are
some very sad people out there.
"He was just a perfect gentleman who wouldn't
hurt a fly and in no way did he deserve to go like that.
"He was lovely horse for us and he'll be sorely
Woolfall Treasure won eight times from 58 starts
over jumps and on the Flat, and competed at the
2009 Cheltenham Festival, when 13th in the Fred
Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle.
A reward of £3,000 has been offered for anyone
who can provide information that leads to the convic-
tion of Woolfall Treasure's killer.
Cox sets his sights
on the Nunthorpe
All roads lead to York and the Coolmore Nunthorpe
Stakes for Profitable following his creditable effort in
the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.
The sixth furlong proved the undoing of Clive Cox's
star sprinter, who will return to the minimum trip over
which he has a 100 per cent record this season with
victories in the Palace House, Temple and King's Stand
"He's come back out of the race very well indeed. It
was a good performance. We were very pleased with
him but clearly he is better over five than six," said
"He still ran a very creditable race in what was an
exceedingly hot race.
"He'll be heading straight for the Nunthorpe, but
he's come out of the race well, I'm pleased to say."
Cox felt the drying ground was the reason Kodi Bear
could not quite run up to his best in the Summer Mile
at Ascot on Saturday.
The four-year-old, who has yet to hit form this term,
finished sixth to Mutakayyef without being able to
strike a blow.
Kodi Bear currently holds three entries at Good-
wood, the Lennox Stakes and Sussex Stakes at the
Glorious meeting later this month and also the Cele-
bration Mile in August, which he won in 2015.
However, Cox is in hurry to make any plans at the
"Probably conditions dried quite a lot at Ascot on
Saturday, but he's come out of the race fine," said the
"We'll take it a step at a time. We'll see how he is,
but I'm pleased he's taken the race well."
Cox revealed Zonderland banged his head coming
out of the stalls before going on to finish eighth of
nine behind the impressive Zelzal in the Prix Jean Prat
at Chantilly on Sunday.
Galileo Gold 'bigger & stronger'
Hugo Palmer says he feels that Galileo Gold is get-
ting stronger every week as he continues to build up
towards the Qatar Sussex Stakes.
The son of Paco Boy will bid for a third Group One
success of the campaign in the one-mile prize, for
which he heads the betting at 13/8 with Sky Bet, on
Despite having met with defeat in the Irish 2,000
Guineas, having previously landed the English 2000
Guineas, the three-year-old bounced back with victory
in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Galileo Gold is once again likely to lock horns with
St James's Palace runner-up The Gurkha, but the
Newmarket handler believes there is no reason why
he cannot confirm his supremacy over the Aidan
9.20 Perfect Symphony
2.10 Ballet Concerto
3.40 LC Saloon
Daily patent looks 'Perfect!'
Dettori chasing down 3,000th win
Frankie Dettori celebrates another winner - can he make it 3,000 at
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15SICKWOMAN4 3 6 5 18
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28 RED FISH
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34BLINDMAN 5 4 2 4 15
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