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Dunlop preparing to Give Notice of another long-distance Haydock success.

Give Notice can follow a well-trodden path to success at Haydock Park today.

Do not let the fact that he is based 250 miles south of Merseyside at John Dunlop's Castle Stables at Arundel put you off.

Many a stable-companion has made the long trip up the M1 and M6 pay off - remarkably John Dunlop is the most successful trainer at the track in the past five years with 28 winners at a strike-rate of better than one in four.

Give Notice has a fine chance of cementing his position at the top of the table with victory in the Goose Green Handicap.

The late-maturing three-year-old has been brought along steadily, in a fashion typical of his trainer who has given him plenty of time to learn his job.

And he rewarded Dunlop's patience with a clear-cut success at Yarmouth last month.

Stepped up to this mile-and-three-quarter trip for the first time, the colt showed he had inherited plenty of stamina from his dam Princes Genista who was a smart performer at up to two miles.

He could be named the winner some way from home and Richard Quinn did not need to be at all hard on him in the closing stages.

Quinn's jockeys' championship rival Pat Eddery takes over in the saddle today, when Give Notice has every chance of following up.

Eddery could also score on All The Gears for Sir Michael Stoute in the Heubach Maiden Stakes.

His mount showed useful form in hot handicaps at Newmarket and York in the spring and may be best forgiven his down-the-field effort in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot.

But Eddery may have to settle for place money on Full Spate in the Tote Trifecta Stakes. Instead, this six-furlong 'Showcase Handicap' may go to Neil Pollard on Technician.

His mount ran an excellent race when short-headed by Howard's Lad in a conditions event at Hamilton on Tuesday - conceding 3lb to third-placed Grand Estate who must give him 1lb this time.

Best bet at Chepstow may be Ziggy Stardust in the closing Lions Lodge Handicap over two-and-a-quarter miles.

He was an excellent fourth in a big field for a lady riders' event at Newmarket last month and should be suited by this marathon trip.
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Title Annotation:Racing
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jul 6, 2000
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