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Memory of a Magical performance
could well be recorded in the Maiden
Stakes over five furlongs of good to soft
Sandown today, third time lucky!
Examine the runs of Magical Memory to
date and it will soon become apparent this
grey Zebedee colt is held in high regard by
trainer Charles Hills whose fortunes are
about to get much better judging by several
recent pointers, namely Rosehill Artist, game
winner at Salisbury last Monday.
May was disappointing for Hills but we ve
been there many times with his Faringdon
yard in Lambourn which has been annually
ravaged due to much-documented spoils
of rape seed adjacent to the famous yard,
where father Barry plotted the majority of
his 3000-plus winners during a 43 years
Magical Memory was backed into
favouritism for his debut at Newbury but
faded on heavy ground and then contested
the prestigious listed Lily Agnes around
Chester; she missed the break but ran cred-
itably to finish only four lengths off Royal
Ascot-bound Mukhmal, a live Queen Mary
Several fashionable stables are repre-
sented in this Esher opener but it will be
hugely disappointing if Magical Memory
doesn t finally achieve what trainer Hills
and staff see regularly on home gallops; a
bit special apparently!
Never ask a boy to do a man s job but
Jacob Butterfield is a proficient, successful
apprentice whose claim may weigh heavily
against fourteen rivals aboard once-raced
Studio Star in the Rous Selling Stakes over
six furlongs of good to soft ground on the
This is one of my all-time favourite races
and Studio Star, ably assisted by Jacob, did
enough when third to Diamond Creek over
the stiff Beverley five to justify selection;
fourth was Izzthatright and we ll definitely
have a saver on that.
10.10 Magical Memory
11.05 Studio Star
2.05 Swan Lakes
Keep Magical Memory in mind
Stoute still unsure of Dank
21-23--- 10.30 pm
32-1--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 6
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 4
05 PARSON MAN 8
15 SICK WOMAN 1
18 WATER BOAT 2
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 4 4 1 9
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 1 7 2 10
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: THURSDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to June 12
21 (Mouth) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
31 (Parson Wife)
27 (Little Snake) 1 pm
36 (Donkey) --- 10.30 am
9 (Cattle) --- 6.30 pm
26 (Fowl 10.30 am
Sir Michael Stoute is leaning towards
the Prince of Wales s Stakes at Royal Ascot
for Dank although he has still to persuade
the mare s owner.
She was among 11 confirmations unveiled
yesterday for the 10-furlong Group One,
with Criquette Head-Maarek s French star
Treve taking top billing.
Last year s stunning Prix de l Arc de Tri-
omphe heroine was narrowly beaten by Cir-
rus Des Aigles on her seasonal reappearance
in the Prix Ganay, but is a hot favourite to
strike on her British debut under Frankie
"She came out of her last race very well,"
said Al Shaqab s racing advisor Harry Her-
bert yesterday. "Criquette (Head-Maarek)
called me the next day and said Treve hadn t
left an oat which was encouraging after a
tough race on sticky ground against a great
"It has all been really encouraging news
since, the way she s been training. I spoke
to Criquette yesterday and touch wood she s
more than happy with the filly. Ascot has
been the plan from the beginning and we re
"You d have to think she d go on good to
firm ground although extremes are always
an issue. The trainer is confident Treve will
go well on faster ground.
"Of course, it s disappointing that she
got beat (in the Prix Ganay). I think Treve
had got Cirrus Des Aigles beat that day then
Christophe Soumillon got to the rail on that
sticky ground and that was worth a length
or so. She still ran a great race and the
winner had had a couple of runs beforehand
and has done brilliantly since."
After next week, Herbert said Treve could
head to the £1million King George VI &
Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot towards
the end of July.
"We ll see how we go," added Herbert.
"Criquette put it wonderfully yesterday -
she said If Treve likes Ascot then we ll go
The King George is the natural race for
her and we ve seen some great fillies and
mares take this route.
"She s taking her training well but it is
one step at a time. But personally I d love
to see her come to the King George. It would
be a perfect race for her in many ways. Cri-
quette believes Treve can do that, the Ver-
meille and the Arc. It is one step at a time."
However, Treve may not have everything
her own way as Dank made rapid strides
at four, gaining a first Group Two victory
in the Kilboy Estate Stakes in the Curragh
before successfully stepping up in grade to
win both the Beverly D Stakes and the
Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf.
The daughter of Dansili maintained her
fine form overseas with a respectable third
behind Japanese superstar Just A Way at
Meydan on World Cup night and the New-
market handler revealed that she has taken
her travels in her stride.
She has a choice of entries, including a
possible crack at the boys at Royal Ascot
next week although her owner is reportedly
favouring racing against her own sex at the
Curragh later in the month.
"She s in very good shape. We re going
to confirm her in the Prince of Wales s but
she also has an altenative of the Pretty Polly
the following weekend," he said.
"I know James Wigan prefers the Pretty
Polly. It would be nice to have a crack at
the Prince of Wales s but we ll see how the
opposition is shaping up."
Aidan O Brien is set to rely on Breeders
Cup Turf winner Magician, who won last
month s Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh
but was unable to reel in Noble Mission in
the Tattersalls Gold Cup on his latest appear-
O Brien s fellow Irish handler Jim Bolger
has Leitir Mor, Parish Hall and Trading
Leather in contention, while Roger Varian
has entered Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned
pair Ektihaam and Elkaayed.
The owner s chief contender is the
William Haggas-trained Mukhadram, who
was narrowly beaten by Al Kazeem in a
thrilling finish 12 months ago.
Multiple Group One-winning mare The
Fugue, third last year, could line up for John
Gay Kelleway s likely outsider Zambucca
completes the list.
John Gosden s Eastern Belle broke her maiden
in the Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes at New-
Second in the Height of Fashion Stakes at Good-
wood behind Oaks also-ran Marsh Daisy last time
out, she was sent off the 9/4 favourite, despite
having never won a race.
Having taken nearly all of the last furlong to reel
in Queen Of Ice, Eastern Belle looked like winning
comfortably, but Pelerin emerged from the back of
the pack to throw down a last-ditch challenge.
But Martin Harley s partner got going all too late
and went down by a neck to the William Buick-
Queen Of Ice battled back past Mutatis Mutandis
to claim third and some all-important black type.
The winning trainer said: "Today s race was ideal
as there aren t many on offer for her over this trip.
We could have gone for an ordinary maiden some-
where but this prize is perfectly positioned in the
calendar between the Oaks and the Ribblesdale."
Ralph Beckett is already thinking of black type
for Carnevale after her win in the second division
of the Crossland Maiden Fillies Stakes.
Sent off at 9/4 after two promising runs, she
stayed on powerfully to win by five lengths for Sil-
vestre de Sousa.
"We ll look at the Hoppings Stakes at Newcastle
at the end of the month, I think," Beckett told
Racing UK. "I was slightly concerned about the
drying ground but she s done it well, albeit in a
"We ll take our time with her as she s got a terrific
pedigree and is now a broodmare."
Meanwhile, Jamie Moore has been banned for 17
days - five of which have been deferred for two
months - for misuse of the whip by a disciplinary
panel of the British Horseracing Authority.
Moore broke the rules when riding While You
Wait to win at Worcester on May 29 but the raceday
stewards referred his ride to High Holborn as it
was his fifth whip offence in the past six months.
The suspension will run from June 20 until July
9, on days on which jumps racing is scheduled to
Apprentice Matthew Hopkins was also on the
receiving end of a sever punishment having been
suspended for 21 days, seven of which were deferred
for three months, after winning on Sir Geoffrey at
Catterick on June 6.
Hopkins was adjudged to have his used whip
above shoulder height and the incident would have
warranted a four-day ban.
The suspension will run on June 20 and 21, June
28-30 and July 1-9.
Belle has a ball in
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