10/20/2004 11:00PM

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Albert Hall, who won in the Group 2 Beresford Stakes two weeks ago at The Curragh, should be able to handle the step up to Group 1 company at Doncaster Saturday in the Racing Post Trophy. The biggest threat to Albert Hall may come from Motivator, who won a one-mile Newmarket maiden by six lengths and will have the invaluable services of jockey Kieren Fallon. . . . Budget Rent A Car, Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, and the Days Inn hotel chain have reached agreements to become "official partners" of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Ltd. The agreements will give the companies advertising and signage rights for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup at Lone Star Park.