Racing: Kris Kin's Derby decision delayed
Tuesday 24 June 2003
A decision on the participation of Kris Kin in the Irish Derby will be left as late as possible. A spokeswoman for his trainer, Sir Michael Stoute, said yesterday that consultations over ground conditions would be made with the Curragh this morning and a decision taken before the noon deadline for supplementary entries.
The colt's owner, Saeed Suhail, forked out £90,000 to add the Kris S colt to the field for the Derby and reaped a handsome dividend as he powered home for a one-length success from The Great Gatsby. A run in the Curragh showpiece will cost an additional £66,000.
Ground conditions at the Curragh are described as good to firm, good in the straight. "The forecast is for a dry week," the racecourse manager, Paul Hensey, said. "We'll monitor it very closely but I think today we will put some water on the round course on some parts of the track that tend to get particularly fast.
"We'll keep a close eye on the weather forecast and make a decision on further watering later in the week. Our plan would be to water to keep the ground safe and to ensure there is good to firm ground. We wouldn't be watering to alter the ground."
Latest in Sport
Mario Balotelli: Time running out for ‘lost boy’ to shine
Liverpool fans applaud Cristiano Ronaldo after master-class for Real Madrid, despite his Manchester United ties
In other places I would have been sacked straight after 8-0 Southampton defeat, says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet
Angel Di Maria injury latest: Argentina international set to play in Manchester United vs Chelsea match
Liverpool vs Real Madrid match report: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema run Reds ragged at Anfield
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo shot dead at war memorial
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
£100 - £150 per day + Mileage and Expenses: Randstad Education Leeds: Urgently...
£50000 - £90000 per annum + benefits: Ampersand Consulting LLP: Markit EDM (CA...
£40 - £45 per day: Randstad Education Cardiff: Randstad Education Cardiff is c...
£60 - £70 per day: Randstad Education Cardiff: Due to the continual growth and...