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The Derby dream team, Willie Ryan Willie Ryan (b 22 December 1964) is a flat racing jockey from Ireland who has been based in the United Kingdom for most of his career.

Ryan was apprenticed to the trainer Reg Hollinshead and won his first race at Windsor Racecourse in 1982.
 and Benny The Dip Benny the Dip (1994-2004) was an American-bred and British-trained Thoroughbred race horse, winner of the Epsom Derby in 1997 by a short head from the future St Leger winner Silver Patriarch. References
Benny the Dip's pedigree and racing stats
, are set to be re-united in the Coral Eclipse Stakes The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs and 7 yards (2,018 metres) at Sandown Park Racecourse in early July.  at Sandown on Saturday.

But, according to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 Timeform handicapper hand·i·cap·per  
n. Sports & Games
1. One who assigns handicaps.

2. One who predicts the winners in a horserace, especially one who publishes such predictions as a guide for bettors.

Noun 1.
 Chris Williams the pair will do well to make super-filly Bosra Sham break into a sweat.

Williams, who yesterday knocked Benny The Dip's rating down in racing's bible by 2lb to 128 in the wake of Epsom runner-up Silver Patriarch's poor show in the Irish Derby, said tellingly: "He will be doing well to get within five lengths of her."

While not giving up on the three-year-olds just yet, Williams feels the older horses have the edge.

Described as: "the best I have ever trained,"" by Henry Cecil after she had won at Royal Ascot, the filly faces a maximum of four opponents at Sandown and is 4-6 with Coral.

Benny The Dip, now 9-2 from 3-1, is shaded out of second-favouritism by Breeders' Cup hero Pilsudski, a 4-1 shot.

The rest of the field is made up of Geoff Wragg's improving Sasuru (8- 1) and Godolphin's Royal Ascot scorer Allied Forces at 14-1.

Frankie Dettori, first choice to ride Benny The Dip, looks like being claimed by Godolpin leaving Ryan free to partner the Derby winner for the second time.

"Allied Forces is a likely runner and we will probably confirm him as definite tomorrow,"" said spokesman Simon Crisford.

"Frankie Dettori is our retained rider and will ride him if he runs."

Sponsors Coral were far from downcast down·cast  
adj.
1. Directed downward: a downcast glance.

2. Low in spirits; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed.


downcast
Adjective

1.
 with the small field.

"We are delighted," said spokesman Simon Clare. "Coral are happy to be associated with such a high-quality race.

"In the past when there have been eight or nine runners there have often been three at 25-1 or longer but this year we have got pure quality.""
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Mitchell, Dave
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 1, 1997
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