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1 August 2012

Imps Get Catfish In Blue Square Bet Stewards' Cup...

It’s the summer draw that everyone looks forward to and at Blue Square Bet HQ the top 68 horses in the weights for the 2012 renewal of the Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup were paired with the 68 clubs that make up the Blue Square Bet Premier, North and South.

The bookmaker which sponsors the three Football Conference divisions, allocate a horse from their prestigious Glorious Goodwood race to every club. The horse which wins the valuable six furlong sprint – which takes place at the Sussex track at 3.55 on Saturday (live on Channel 4) – will earn one club a cash windfall on the eve of the new season. Blue Square Bet will give the club that ‘owns’ the winner £2000 plus the equivalent of a £100 bet at the Blue Square Bet SP on their runner. Last year Workington from the Blue Square Bet North scooped a huge £2700 when favourite Hoof It scored under Kieren Fallon at a Blue Square Bet SP of 7/1!

It’s a wide open race this year and Blue Square Bet’s current market has eight horses competing for favouritism at 14/1. Hoof It’s connections have swerved a repeat bid for the prize but last year’s second placed horse Tax Free stands his ground quoted at 16/1 for Blue Square Bet South team Welling United. Last season’s third placed horse Mac’s Power is one of those vying for the position of market leader and he has been paired with Gainsborough Trinity of the Blue Square Bet North.

A random draw was made at Blue Square’s offices on Tuesday morning and the top 68 entries in the race were allocated between the clubs. A maximum of 28 runners will go to post on Saturday, but there will be an extra chance to win for any clubs who miss out on the main event. A special consolation race will be run on the same day. The Get Your Bet On At Bluesq.com Stewards’ Sprint Stakes will go off at 2.05 (also live on Channel 4) and will contain 28 horses which didn’t make the cut for the original race. Any club with a horse in the consolation race will win £1000 if their runner is successful, with the extra boost of the equivalent winnings from a £100 bet on that horse at the exclusive Blue Square Bet SP.

The full draw is as follows:
CLUB HORSE
ALFRETON Nasri
ALTRINCHAM Advanced
BARROW Noverre To Go
BASINGSTOKE TOWN Bajan Tryst
BATH CITY Starwatch
BILLERICAY Elusivity 
BISHOP'S STORTFORD Shropshire 
BOREHAM WOOD Atlantic Sport 
BOSTON UNITED Piazza San Pietro
BRACKLEY Chilli Green 
BRADFORD PA Head of Steam 
BRAINTREE Desert Law 
BROMLEY Thunderball 
CAMBRIDGE UNITED Whaileyy 
CHELMSFORD CITY Oneladyowner 
CHESTER Soap Wars 
COLWYN BAY Hallelujah
CORBY TOWN Jamesie 
DARTFORD Tioman Legend 
DORCHESTER Bayleyf 
DOVER ATHLETIC Seal Rock 
DROYSLDEN Valery Borzov 
EASTBOURNE BOROUGH Dungannon
EASTLEIGH Head Space 
EBBSFLEET UNITED Fratellino 
FARNBOROUGH Fast Shot 
FOREST GREEN Palace Moon 
GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY Mac's Power 
GATESHEAD Top Cop 
GLOUCESTER CITY Baby Strange 
GRIMSBY TOWN Dickie's Lad
GUISELEY Mince
HALIFAX TOWN Louis The Pious
HARROGATE TOWN Alben Star 
HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE Moscow Eight
HAYES & YEADING Corporal Maddox
HEREFORD UNITED Seeking Magic
HINCKLEY UNITED Hawkeyethenoo
HISTON Novellen Lad 
HORNCHURCH Sacrosanctus 
HYDE Breathless Kiss
KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS Lutine Bell
LINCOLN CITY Catfish
LUTON TOWN Oasis Dancer 
MACCLESFIELD TOWN Waffle
MAIDENHEAD El Viento 
MANSFIELD TOWN Elusive Prince 
NEWPORT COUNTY Confessional 
NUNEATON Klynch 
OXFORD CITY Ancient Cross
SALISBURY CITY Es Que Love 
SOLIHULL MOORS Fair Value 
SOUTHPORT Fitz Flyer 
STAINES TOWN Imperial Guest
STALYBRIDGE Cape Classic 
STOCKPORT COUNTY Lui Rei
SUTTON UNITED Jedward 
TAMWORTH Swiss Cross 
TELFORD Borderlescott 
TONBRIDGE ANGELS Victoire de Lyphar
TRURO Johannes
VAUXHALL MOTORS Grissom
WELLING UNITED Tax Free 
WESTON-SUPER-MARE Lexi's Hero
WOKING Esprit de Midas
WORCESTER CITY La Fortunata
WORKINGTON Shifting Star
WREXHAM Humidor

The official declarations for the race will be made at 11am on Thursday morning. At 12noon on the same day Sky Sports News presenter Olivia Godfrey will make the draw for stall positions for the Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup in the parade ring at Goodwood. The draw will be hosted by Nick Luck live on Racing UK.

The latest entries and news will appear on www.bluesqfootball.com and the latest prices for the race are available on www.bluesq.com.

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