RACING POST TUESDAY JULY 17th 2012
WEEK MONDAY JULY 16th TO SUNDAY JULY 22nd
REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
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OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 2012
"MICHAEL SCUDAMORE at 80 interview Steve Dennis on a landmark day for the head of a mighty racing clan.
( PETER's father and TOM's grandfather on the father's side.)
"A former jockey and trainer who heads a racing dynasty recalls his rich life in and out of the saddle with Steve Dennis.
"After I won the National in 1959 on OXO I was told off for being in front too soon "
(Aintree Grand National 1959)
"NATHANIEL bid to defend his crown in the King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Team Gosden admit a healthy respect for the mighty ST NICHOLAS ABBEY ....
DUNDALK (IRE) (AW) MONDAY JULY 16th 2012
2.25 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden. for 2yo's over 7f
Aidan O'Brien trained, two year old colt MARS scores on his debut run at Dundalk (IRE) (AW) Early anti-post favourite for the 2013 British Investic Derby at Epsom has his odds cut to 10-1 , 16-1 bar.
RP David Jennings "The son of GALILEO, sent off the 4-7 favourite for the 7f maiden, broke smartly from the stalls and was soon dictating matters from the front. His jockey JOSEPH O'BRIEN gradually increasing the tempo and the further the colt went, the better he looked."
MARS just starting out on his two year old racing career. MARS has much still to learn if he is to line up at Epsom to challenge for the 2013 British Investic Derby. To date TEAM O'BRIEN have already achieved the vital first stepping stone along the way to bring MARS to his first race, and to win his first race so easily in JOSEPH O'BRIEN hands , guiding him, guarding him to grow his confidence.
RP Jessica Lamb Headline (Monday July 16th) "Derby favourite MARS to make debut at Dundalk.. Of the 17 two year olds running for the first time in the afternoon's three maidens,
champioin trainer Aidan O'Brien saddles five, MARS the most eagerly awaited. The juvenile heads the Derby market at 12-1 .....