05/14/2003 11:00PM

Domedriver fit for Lockinge


Domedriver and Where or When head a high-class renewal of Saturday's Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, the scene of the first of seven Group 1 miles for older horses on the European calendar.

Winner of the Breeders' Cup Mile, Domedriver was a bit short when he finished second by a neck to Dandoun in the Prix du Muguet at Saint-Cloud on May 1. Trained by Pascal Bary, he will have a conditioning edge over Where or When, who will be making his first start since taking the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Sept. 28.

Both must beware of Olden Times, a 5-year-old son of Darshaan who will be making just his 10th start. Trained by John Dunlop, he was Group 1 winner at 3 and won the 1 1/8-mile Group 3 Earl of Sefton Stakes on April 16, his first outing since finishing third in last year's Lockinge.

Hawk Wing, runner-up in four Group 1 races last year, including the Queen Elizabeth II, is the fourth Group 1 winner in the eight-runner Lockinge. The winner of last July's Eclipse Stakes, he is making his first start since finishing seventh in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Desert Deer, who took the Group 2 Sandown Mile in his latest start, could sneak in for a place if any of the favorites falter.

* Marshall held off the late challenge of the favored Jipapibaquigrafo to take the Group 3 Prix de Guiche by three-quarters of a length at Longchamp on Thursday. Ridden by Domedriver's regular rider, Thierry Thulliez, Marshall, an Anabaa 3-year-old, went off at 4-1 and got the 1 1/8 miles, 55 yards in 1:56.90 on good ground.

* Godolphin-owned horses got back on the winning track at York on Thursday when Mamool won the 1 3/4-mile Group 2 Yorkshire Cup, while Lateen Sails, last in the 2000 Guineas, took the listed 1 5/16-mile Glasgow Stakes. Godolphin is now 3 for 14 in England this season.