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Insatiable and Gold Spats, who are trained by Michael Stoute and who both landed gambles recently, were yesterday made 12-1 and 14-1 respectively by William Hill in their opening book on the Royal Hunt Cup over a mile at Royal Ascot next month. Insatiable earned a 7lb penalty for the race when landing a gamble, from 11-2 in the morning down to 5-2, at Sandown on Monday.

Classical Music on CD: Wagner Music from Tristan und Isolde, Tannhauser. Rienzi and Die Meistersinger The Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski Recorded 1926-1932 Pearl GEMM CD 9238

A godsend for music-lovers who adore Wagner's dramatic soundworld but can't stand opera. The main priority here is the very first recording of Leopold Stokowski's celebrated Tristan und Isolde "Symphonic Synthesis", a love potion in itself that takes the prelude, fragments from Act 1, the "Love Duet" and "Brangane's Warning" from Act 2, Tristan's cries of "Isolde" from Act 3 and the closing "Liebestod", substitutes solo instrumental lines for solo voices and moulds the whole into a mighty tone-poem. Not that anyone who is unfamiliar with the original need trouble about knowing what goes where: the end result is a seamless flow of musical eroticism and some of the most sensual orchestral playing on disc. True, the shellac- based sound is relatively constricted but, as vintage "wallows" go, this is definitely among the hottest.

Dance: Unspoken; The Place Theatre, London

In recent years, inspired collaborations between British choreographers and lighting designers have spawned some exceptional dance works, such as the Jonathan Burrows/ Tina MacHugh production Our. Of the senior generation of lighting specialists, Peter Mumford - Britain's answer to America's Jennifer Tipton - is arguably the most esteemed. Younger talents in the field include Anthony Bowne and Michael Hulls.

DANCE / And the earth moved . . .: When the LA earthquake deprived Twyla Tharp of a venue, the London Riverside stepped in. Smart move. Review by Judith Mackrell

It has taken an earthquake to get Twyla Tharp's company back in London again. Eleven years have passed since we last saw them here. And if it's good news that Riverside have had the wit to book them after their venue in LA was damaged, it's absurd that we owe their visit solely to a natural disaster. The Riverside's tiny Studio Two can barely contain the energy of these excellent dancers (one collided with a lighting rig as she streaked dangerously off the stage), and some of the time the dancers are obviously having to perform with the volume turned down. So when do we get to see them in a proper theatre?
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