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Casus Belli

 

a term used in diplomacy to designate an event or fact serving as a direct formal ground or pretext for the declaration of a state of war. For example, the casus belli for World War I was the murder in Sarajevo of the Austrian archduke Ferdinand.

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POINTERS TOMORROW Invincible Army 2.25pm Newcastle Proschema e/w 3.35pm Newcastle Time To Study e/w 3.35pm Newcastle
POINTERS TOMORROW Gabrial The Wire e/w 2.10pm Newmarket Proschema e/w 2.45pm Newmarket
The son of Dubawi had the useful Blue Mist back in second that day while the subsequently 105-rated Proschema was third.
Gerald Delamere BIG-RACE ANALYSIS Move Over To Matchbook Handicap 2.25 Goodwood No horse has broken the ratings barrier of 100, so Proschema will need to be very good.
Topspeed Dave Edwards Proschema 3.35 Chester Left his rivals trailing at Haydock recently when earning smart speed figures and will not be out of place in this higher grade.
Proschema might be underestimated as he ran really well against a good horse (Ghaiyyath) on his debut at two and has twice won easily this season.