Saturday, 4 September 2010

WATCH CHANNEL4 ‘THE MORNING LINE’ LIVE FROM 8AM TO 9AM EVERY SATURDAY.




ORGANIZE your afternoons’ racing action early, let the CHANNEL 4 MORNING LINE TEAM guide you along an exciting, intriguing and fascinating path into the world of horseracing.


THROUGH THE KEYHOLE THE CLUES ARE THERE. An interesting and entertaining program providing previews of runners and riders racing this afternoon, key current news, review and updates, relevant to this afternoon’s C4 live action coverage from HAYDOCK, LEOPARDSTOWN, KEMPTON and THIRSK.


TODAYS MEETINGS COVERED BY THE MORNING LINE TEAM ARE:

HAYDOCK Flat (Turf) 7 races £473k First race 2.00 – 5.15
C4 Show Live 2.00. 2.30. 3.05. 3.35.
3.35 Betfred Sprint Cup (Group 1) Winner £163,809.93


LEOPARDSTOWN Flat (Turf) 8 races e1,242 k First race 1.40 – 5.35
C4 show live 3.45. Tatteralls Millions Champion Stakes (Group 1) Winner e434,500 1m 2f.


KEMPTON AW Standard (Watering) 7 races £187k First race 2.15 – 5.25
C4 Show Live 2.15. 2.45 and 3.20.


THIRSK Flat (Turf) 7 races £55k First race 1.55 – 5.40
C4 Show Live 2.55




TODAY’S C4 TOTE SCOOP6 SATURDAY’S TV BET RACES
Good luck to the winner playing for a bonus of £660,949
Leg 1 2.30 Haydock
Leg 2 2.45 Kempton
Leg 3 2.55 Thirsk
Leg 4 3.05 Haydock
Leg 5 3.20 Kempton
Leg 6 3.35 Haydock




C4 MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TODAY ARE:

NICK (Lord Snooty) LUCK
Host Presenter/Broadcaster/ Bloodhorse Illiterate


GUEST STAR ROBIN BASTIMAN
TRAINER OF THE FANTASTIC 8 YEAR OLD SPRINTER BORDERLESCOTT, partner NEIL CALLAN compete this afternoon in the 3.35 Betfred Sprint Cup (Group 1) over 6f . Can they win this? The true story behind the action, the daily highs and lows behind the scenes, big winners, brave losers, the skilled expertise involved in preparing a sprinter, a work of art achievement at this level. Bloodhorse literate. www.rbastimanracing.com


EMMA (M’s) SPENCER
Bloodhorse Literate, Specialist/Broadcaster/Presenter.


TANYA (Tipbits) STEVENSON
Form Specialist/Broadcaster. Up to the minute on line betting stats.
Bloodhorse Illiterate. Email Tanya: racing@channel4.com


MIKE (Catt) CATTERMOLE
Specialist Presenter/Broadcaster/ Commentator/ Bloodhorse Illiterate


SIMON HOLT
Commentator/Specialist Presenter/Broadcaster/Bloodhorse Illiterate


BARRY (BISMARK) DENNIS
Form Specialist/Bookmaker/ Over the phone Barry names the horse that he believes will not succeed in winning this afternoon. Bloodhorse Illiterate


DEREK (Thommo) THOMPSON
‘Bloodhorse Literate’ Form Specialist, Presenter, Broadcaster.


COUNTDOWN DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2010. The Channel 4 Horseracing Team will be covering Live Racing on both Friday 10th and Saturday the 11th of September.


Welcome to Yorkshire. Yorkshire.com Four Days of Classic Horse Racing
This meeting is sponsored and supported by Welcome To Yorkshire, the marketing organisation for our region, showcasing the wonderful variety of opportunities for visitors to Yorkshire. For lots of great ideas on planning your next break in Yorkshire visit www.yorkshire.com Why not take up the offer of a 3 or 4 day pass for the entire festival?


Make your day that extra bit special by visiting the Lincoln or the Conduit Restaurant, or the Paddock Pavillion, has Silks Restaurant and the Champagne & Seafood Bar offering a large selection of seafood, a table d’hote Menu and afternoon tea.
http://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/raceday/fixtures-2010.html?mode=view&fix=1340



PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

TELEVISED STEWARDS INQUIRIES BROUGHT TO AN ABRUPT HALT.
Following the first half of the televised Stewards Inquiry that took place on Saturday July 31st 2010, the last day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival Meeting.


A SIGNIFICANT OMIT.
The second half of this Stewards Inquiry however was not shown live.
The Stewards having heard all they want to hear in the first half, or so they believe. Have now to come to a decision between themselves, of what the outcome is to be.


Virtually an impossible situation exists and has existed over decades for any and all professional riders who are called in to attend a Stewards Inquiry.


Professional riders called to speak up at such inquiries to ‘Bloodhorse Illiterate Stewards have scant chance of being understood. This being the direct cause of the long, long ongoing confusion.This second half if shown live would almost certainly prove the Bloodhorse Illiteracy of these Stewards beyond all shadow of doubt.



ALEX EMBIRICOS the daughter of ALDANITI’S owner NICK EMBIRICOS started out last Tuesday (31.08.2010) cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Alex is planning to complete the trip in twelve days, and having already collected more than £7,000 through sponsors, has now set her sights on raising £10,000.


Alex confirms “This charity is very close to my heart, as I was 13 when my father’s horse ALDANITI won the Grand National with BOB CHAMPION aboard. Bob had won a hard and gritty battle against cancer and at one stage things looked incredibly grim. But together he and Aldaniti fought through their pain, and their incredible bravery led them foot perfect round Aintree in 1981 to win one of the greatest Grand Nationals ever.”


Alex will cover roughly 1,000 miles and adds “My training has gone well despite a few niggling old injuries. I’m certainly no Victoria Pendleton, though.”
To Sponsor visit, justgiving.com/alex-embiricos-cyclesLeJog Or contact Lucy Wilkinson at the Bob Champion Cancer Trust on 020-7924 3553




RACING REVIEW GOODWOOD SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2010

‘DATE WITH DESTINY’ has her second run in public at Goodwood on Saturday 28 August in the 3.40 Chichester Observer Prestige Stakes (Group 3)(Class 1) Winner £22,708 for 2yo fillies all carry 9-0 7f 7 run.


DATE WITH DESTINY partner PAT DOBBS trainer Richard Hannon for Mrs J Wood finished 6 of 7 at 9/2. In touch mid division when asked to quicken she lost her stride, floundering badly in the soft downland turf, her action blunted.


This is how this race panned out to be:
Winner: THEYSKENS’THEORY partner MARTIN DWYER trainer B Meehan for Andrew Rosen. Winner £22,708 7 ran. 11/10f. Won by one and a quarter lengths. Took command throughout to win easily.


Second: COCHABAMBA (IRE) partner JACK MITCHELL trainer RA Teal for The Rat Racers. 11/1. Took strong hold, manoeuvred to take second place, no chance with winner,


Third: CAPE DOLLAR partner K.FALLON trainer Sir Michael Stoute for Saeed Suhail. 4/1. No chance with winner, outpaced into third. END




RACING REVIEW NEWBURY FRIDAY 9th JULY 2010
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S only foal DATE WITH DESTINY wins her debut race as a two year old at Newbury on Friday 9th July in the 6:20 Cristal Management EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes. Winner £4,533.20 7f 14 ran. Good to Firm.


Winner: DATE WITH DESTINY (IRE) partner RICHARD HUGHES trainer Richard Hannon for Julie Wood. 9/2. Breeder: Azienda Agricola Loreto Luciani. In touch, asked to quicken inside final furlong, sprinted clear to win by one and half lengths.


Second: ZANAZZI (USA) partner NICKY MACKAY trainer J Gosden for HRH Princess Haya of Jordan beaten one and a half lengths. (third run) Led throughout, headed inside final furlong, outpaced by winner.


Third: OPERA DANCER partner JAMES DOYLE trainer S. Kirk for C J Smith. Two lengths off the winner. 33/1. Could not quicken, stayed on same pace. END




THIS IS THE TRUE STORY OF ‘DATE WITH DESTINY’ SO FAR:

‘DATE WITH DESTINY’ was born on the 4th of February 2008 a bay filly foal the only offspring of the uneasy, but charismatic 2000 Guineas winner (2006)
GEORGE WASHINGTON.


Following GEORGE WASHINGTON’S success on the flat he was sent to stud. But found to be infertile. He was quickly put back into training however, and travelled out to USA for the Breeders Cup Meeting. An ill-fated journey that would cost him his life, he was severely injured whilst competing in bad conditions on a Dirt Track.
GEORGIOUS GEORGE he was known as, and through his quirkiness everyone seemed to grow to love him. KIERAN FALLON rode him.


GEORGE WASHINGTON’S filly DATE WITH DESTINY was sold at Tattersalls Newmarket Sales for £320,000 gns in 2009.


Richard Hannon picks up this amazing true story; "We are all very excited about what has been an eagerly-awaited debut for Julie Wood's GEORGE WASHINGTON’S filly, DATE WITH DESTINY, who runs in the opener at Newbury (09.07.2010).


"We feel privileged to have such a high-profile filly in the team, and all credit to Julie for stumping up the 320,000gns for the only one of the Guineas winner's produce to have come under the hammer.


"We have taken our time with DATE WITH DESTINY and we were always going to wait for the seven-furlong races.


"We hope that she has the ability of GEORGE, but she certainly has a better temperament as she is so placid, and she is the most gorgeous mover.


"She did a nice piece of work with Hughesie aboard at Herridge on Tuesday (06.07.2010) coming up the gallop with Chica Whopa, and it will be great to get her started. She has done everything right so far."

Go to Richard Hannon’s Super Website http://www.richardhannonracing.tv/news.php



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