Friday, October 3, 2003
CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING - SECOND DAY
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
NEWMARKET, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2003
TOTE CAMBRIDGESHIRE PREVIEW
Sir Mark Prescott already has two Tote Cambridgeshires in the bag and, despite not having run for 11 months, Chivalry is rated “fit enough” in his attempt to make it three for the Newmarket trainer in tomorrow’s 35-runner nine-furlong cavalry charge on his home course.
In recent years high numbers have held the advantage, but, while most trainers this week have taken the view that they would rather be on one side or the other but not in the middle, Prescott will take some comfort from the fact that, like Chivalry, Pasternak, who landed a monumental gamble for his Heath House stable in 1997, also started from stall 17.
It would be one of the training performances of the season if Chivalry could win the first leg of the Tote Autumn Double after such a long absence, but Prescott, also successful with Quinlan Terry in 1987, explained that it had not been the plan to delay the four-year-old’s comeback so long.
He said:”We were getting him ready to reappear in midsummer when he knocked himself, and, though it soon cleared up, the ground had gone by then. He is not a horse who takes a lot of getting ready and will be fit enough, and, while the ground is fast, they have done a great job of the watering.”
The 30 eliminations include Luca Cumani’s Coat of Honour, but the Bedford House trainer, who is also seeking his third win in the race, having triumphed with Century City (1982) and Dallas (1986), is still represented by Millafonic (13), who will have the assistance of smart 5lb claimer Nicky Mackay.
Among those drawn on the far side are topweight Far Lane (30), and, while having a severe task under 9st 10lb, Barry Hills, successful with Risen Moon in 1990, pointed out that Cap Juluca defied a similar burden for Roger Charlton in 1995.
With champion jockey Kieren Fallon suspended, Brett Doyle comes in for the ride on ante-post favourite Akshar (26), whose owner-breeder, the Aga Khan, is looking forward to a big week-end, Dalakhani carrying his famous green silks 24 hours later in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.
Shot To Fame, who represents the Peter Harris stable, victorious with Katy Nowaitee three years ago, has been the “steamer” in the market this week and he starts from stall 7, where, significantly, Rambo’s Hall was also drawn when winning the race for the second time in 1992, while Gerard Butler and Eddie Ahern, who won the race last year with Beauchamp Pilot from stall 26, will doubtless have mixed feelings about being in stall 18 with much-fancied Jazz Messenger.
PREVIEW OF PEUGEOT SUN CHARIOT STAKES
There will be a field of ten high class fillies for the Peugeot Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow, a race which the racecourse executive hope will soon be raised to Group I status by the European Pattern Committee.
It is a race which has so far eluded the boys in blue of Godolphin, but they have a serious contender this time in Echoes of Eternity, who came back to form with a bang when she beat Silence is Golden and hot favourite Beneventa in a Listed race at Yarmouth three weeks ago.
Another major player should be Favourable Terms, who has won three of her last four starts, most recently landing a Group 11 race at Leopardstown by a neck from Perfect Touch. On earlier form, when second to the progressive Chorist at Chepstow, she has the measure of Monturani, and she also beat Londonnetdotcom and Soldera in a Listed race at Sandown on Eclipse day.
Favourable Terms is trained by Sir Michael Stoute, whose only previous success in the race came with Kartajana in 1990, and whose one time assistant James Fanshawe has high hopes of Macadamia giving him a first Sun Chariot victory. Fanshawe also saddles Soldera, but Macadamia looks the better of his pair.
The fact that Macadamia is dropping back to a mile suggests that she found ten furlongs beyond her when she was fifth behind Russian Rhythm in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood last time, but she has made a big contribution towards her trainer’s excellent season with wins in the Royal Hunt Cup and the Falmouth Stakes on the July course.
Hanami is another filly who has been trying longer distances and running well over trips up to a mile and a half. She can be forgiven her failure in the Irish Oaks last time as she swallowed her tongue, and before that she had won the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh by a neck from Zee Zee Top, finished fifth in the 1,000 Guineas and sixth in the Oaks.
Hold To Ransom romped home over this trip at Ascot in the summer, but then flopped behind Macadamia in the Falmouth Stakes and may have found nine furlongs beyond her best when fifth to Inish Glora at Woodbine in Canada last time.
French challenger Almond Mousse had smart form last year but has not managed a win this term, though she ran creditably in Listed company at Longchamp last time, but Welsh Diva has a lot to find against Macadamia on their form at Pontefract when she last ran.
CROWD UP AGAIN
Today’s crowd on the second day of the new-look Cambridgeshire Meeting came to 8,178, an increase of 5% over last year’s attendance.
This follows a 7% rise to 8,532 (from 7,963 in 2002) on the first day yesterday.
WINNING QUOTES RACE ONE
BEECH HOUSE STUD EBF MAIDEN STAKES
HILLS HITS HALF CENTURY
Michael Hills, who had a double here yesterday, kept up the good work when his victory on newcomer Secret Charm, trained by his father Barry, in the opening Beech House Stud EBF Maiden Stakes was his 50th of the season.
Michael said: “She has been showing up well in her home work and she quickened up like a very good horse.
“She quickened with them from the top of the hill and again in the dip when I had to ask her seriously.
“She hit the front and thought she had done enough. We haven’t been able to get them on the grass so they lack education.”
The filly impressed many who saw her and bookmakers reacted by putting her in at 25-1 (Paddy Power) and 33-1 (Bet365) for next year’s 1,000 Guineas.
“She is a nice, strong filly, a good sort and I have always liked her,” said the trainer. “She has done all we have asked of her at home, but having said that we haven’t been able to get on the grass for three months, and there is a limit to what you can do on the all weather.
“I don’t know if she will run again this year, but if she does it will be in the Radley Stakes at Newbury - that race or not at all as far as I am concerned.
“I think she is certain to get a mile and a quarter next year and she may well get a mile and a half. Her half sister Relish The Thought, whom I also trained, was second in the Musidora and third in the Oaks, and she won the Radley first time out.
“The trouble was, though, that she had a very hard race first time out to win that, and it took her a long time to get over it. That was one reason why I ran this filly here, so that she would not have a similar experience first time out.”
Hills has enjoyed what many would regard as an excellent season with 92 winners to his name. He takes a less cheerful view about things, though. “It’s been a disaster, I’ve won only one Group race,” he said.
RACE ONE - THE BEECH HOUSE STUD EBF MAIDEN STAKES
GRAVARDLAX NICE STARTER FOR MEEHAN
Gravardlax clearly learned plenty from his promising debut fourth at Newbury last month, when he started at 50-1, and Brian Meehan was well pleased with the performance of the runner-up in today’s opening seven-furlong maiden.
The trainer said:”He missed the kick but I don’t think that made any difference and he looks as if he’ll be better over a mile.”
Eddie Ahern, who rode third-placed Ouija Board, was enthusiastic about the first run of Ed Dunlop’s newcomer, whose black silks of Lord Derby are all too rarely seen on the racecourse these days.
Ahern said:”They crawled and when she hit the front a furlong out she did not know what to do and started to look about. She’ll learn from that and won’t be so green next time.”
Race Two: Fishpools Furnishing Godolphin Stakes (Listed)
EKRAAR BOWS OUT ON WINNING NOTE
Ekraar made a winning farewell appearance in the 12-furlong Listed race and both Marcus Tregoning and Richard Hills confessed that they will “miss him tremendously”.
In a slow-run race, which developed into a three-furlong sprint, Ekraar had too much finishing pace for Compton Bolter, winning by a length, the pair pulling seven lengths clear of the rest.
Tregoning, confirming that Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s six-year-old, whose six career victories included three at Group Three level, would now retire to stud, said:”We gave him a break after his run at Royal Ascot to bring him back fresh for the autumn, and the plan has worked out well.
“He is a well-bred horse who should make a smashing stallion, and we will all miss him. He broke the track record for Goodwood’s seven furlongs when winning the Champagne Stakes there as a two-year-old, and, though we lost him for a while to Godolphin, we got him back and he has now won twice for us this season.”
Hills also spoke warmly of Ekraar. He said:”This horse is a proper friend. He has done a job for us, both on and off the course, and he did a lot of work with Nayef during the winter in Dubai.”
Hills is due to partner Mubtaker for Sheikh Hamdan in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, but Tregoning warned that he would pull the horse out if the ground came up soft.
Tregoning, who would have no worries about the ground for Dominica in the Prix de l’Abbaye, said: ”I shall walk the course at Longchamp on Sunday morning, but we are very much thinking of the Canadian International at Woodbine and I don’t want to spoil things, so if it gets too soft we will opt out with Mubtaker.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE TWO
FISHPOOLS FURNISHINGS GODOLPHIN STAKES
"NOT AT HIS BEST”
“It was one of those frustrating races, creep, creep, creep and then whoosh, and he is not at his best in races like that,” said Gerard Butler after Compton Bolter, who was runner-up to High Accolade at Ascot on Sunday, went down to that winner’s stablemate Ekraar in the Fishpools Furnishing Godolphin Stakes.
And he did so after having had anything but the best of runs, having been boxed in on the far rails as the winner came from last to first to take a lead which Compton Bolter was unable to cut back enough.
“But for all that he has run a very good race, trying to give a good horse 4lb,” added Butler and they were a long way clear of the third.
“We shall certainly keep him going a bit longer. He is in the Canadian International, though he won’t run in that, as well as the St Simon at Newbury, and there is a race in France for him.
“But Bob, the lad who looks after him, doesn’t care for travelling, so I expect that will rule out France. He thinks Newmarket is too far, really, so it looks like being the St Simon.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE THREE
SHADWELL STUD JOEL STAKES
SO MUCH FOR THE DISASTER
Barely had Barry Hills finished rueing his luck about his shortage of Group winners in an otherwise excellent season than he doubled his tally of top level successes with 25-1 outsider of four Splendid Era making all in the Shadwell Stud Joel Stakes and beating odds on Kalaman by a length and a quarter.
This was a second success of the day for him and his son Michael, following the opening race win of Secret Charm, and completed a double at 168-1. With Michael’s brother Richard victorious on Ekraar in between it has been a good day for the Hills family.
“Amazing,” said the trainer. “When Pat (Eddery) won on him on the all weather at Lingfield last year, he said that he was a good horse, but though he ran well here in the spring, he then just lost it.
“He started to hang left and then right in his races and when he ran at Doncaster last time he refused to go at all.”
Bruce Raymond, racing manager to the winner’s owner-breeder Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum, said that a chiropractor had been tweaking around with Splendid Era’s back, and he surmised that it was probably a help to the colt that he was able to race against the rail.
“When he ran at York and Doncaster he just couldn’t come round the bend, and even when he won at Lingfield, he went very wide on the turn into the straight before getting up to win.
“I expect it also helped that he was able to get a ‘soft’ lead, with all the others thinking that he had no chance and would collapse with a couple of furlongs left, so it may have been a nasty shock to the favourite when he got to us and then we picked up again.”
Race Three: Shadwell Stud Joel Stakes (Group 3)
STOUTE “HAPPY” DESPITE KALAMAN DEFEAT
Despite being beaten at 8-11, Sir Michael Stoute expressed himself well pleased with the performance of Kalaman, who failed by a length and a quarter to peg back all-the-way 25-1 winner Splendid Era.
Stoute said:”It is a relief to see Kalaman come back to form after such a disappointing run in the Juddmonte International at York. I don’t know what went wrong there, but it was not the trip and he looked today as if he wanted a bit further.”
John Dunlop was a bit mystified by the run of third-placed Muqbil, whom Richard Hills reported “lost his action coming down the hill”.
Dunlop said:”The mile might have been a bit short, but I am somewhat bemused why he should lose his action - he came down the hill well enough at Goodwood. There is not a lot left for him this season, but he stays in training next year.”
Race Four: Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (Group 1)
THREE VALLEYS “A MACHINE” SAYS HUGHES
There was a mixture of relief and ecstasy after Three Valleys had recaptured his early-season brilliance when winning the Group 1 Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes in authorative fashion.
Gimcrack winner Balmont chased Three Valleys hard up the hill, but Khalid Abdullah’s 2-1 favourite held on determinedly by three parts of a length, with 50-1 shot Holborn belying his odds by finishing a splendid third, only half a length further behind.
Three Valleys, who had broken the juvenile course record when scoring a spectacular eight lengths victory in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, blotted his copybook in the Phoenix Stakes in Ireland last time, but he came back a sick horse and Richard Hughes never lost faith.
He said:”Three Valleys is a machine. From the first day I sat on him at Beckhampton last April I knew that he was something special, and he is even better than he looked today.
“Roger (Charlton) could not give him the ideal preparation after the mucus that was on his throat in Ireland, and the colt got a bit tired close home. They tell me that he is second-favourite for the Guineas - why isn’t he favourite ?”
That honour goes to Aidan O’Brien’s Phoenix Stakes winner One Cool Cat - as short as 2-1 with Ladbrokes - and Three Valleys’ odds vary between 4-1 with Corals, who have him sharing pole-position with the Irish colt, and 8-1 with Ladbrokes.
Charlton insists that he has never trained anything better than Three Valleys, who remains “a possible” for the Darley Dewhurst on Champions’ Day here at Newmarket on October 18.
He said:”His work in the morning has been unreal - I never thought I’d have a two-year-old, who could cruise past Deportivo, a 115-rated Group 2 sprinter, but that is what Three Valleys has been doing, and he has treated Stewards Cup winner Patavellian with similar contempt. His work is so good that it is frightening.
“Steve Raymont, who used to work for Jeremy Tree, rides him at home and is adamant that he is the best horse that he has ever ridden.
“He was head-hunted by Godolphin and left us for a while, but he came back and, though he rode horses like Noverre while with the boys in blue, he reckons this Three Valleys is the tops.
“After the happenings in Ireland, this victory comes as an enormous relief. He has sensitive lungs and is always prone to mucus, but he will grow out of that and is a very good colt with serious natural ability.
“I will have to talk to Prince Khalid before deciding about the Dewhurst. Henry Cecil did the double with Three Valleys’ sire Diesis, but the race is only 15 days away, so we will see how he comes out of this.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE FOUR
SHADWELL STUD MIDDLE PARK STAKES
NOSEDA GOES CLOSE
Having won the Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes yesterday with Carry On Katie, Jeremy Noseda came close to pulling off the second leg of the big juvenile autumn double when his Balmont went down by three-quarters of a length to Three Valleys.
“I am delighted with that, he has run a marvellous race,” he said. “I came here feeling that it would take a really good horse to beat him and I am sure that is what happened.
“I think it was a vintage Middle Park, and the performance that Balmont put up would have been good enough to win the race in a lot of years. My only wish is that the rain had come overnight, because I am sure that would have helped him.
“If he comes out of this alright I would very much like to think about running him in the (Darley) Dewhurst at the next meeting. We shall just have to see how he has taken this.”
The 50-1 chance Holborn delighted connections with his good run in third. “We are chuffed to bits with that,” said Mick Channon’s assistant Joe Tuite.
“He has always been a good horse, but he just went lazy on us in midsummer, which is why we put the visor on him two runs ago to sharpen him up. He has been working well lately, he ran very well in the Mill Reef last time and improved on that again here.”
Cheveley Park Stud’s Chris Richardson felt that the drop back to six furlongs was not a help to Auditorium, who was fourth. “We took a chance dropping back in trip because we knew he would get the (fast) ground he wants,” he said.
“But they were always going that bit too fast for him and he had to be nudged along. He then got a bit unbalanced going down into the Dip before he ran on again up the hill.
“Kieren (Fallon) said that he is still immature and needs to grow up. He wasn’t shouting all over the place like he did at Doncaster, but Kieren feels that he has more developing to do. I doubt if he will run again this year, but we shall have to talk to Sir Michael (Stoute).”
WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
GREENE KING SPORT OF KINGS RATED HANDICAP
TRACK RECORD FOR THE BREEZE
Eastern Breeze set a track record of 2 minutes 27.13s when he romped home in the Greene King Sport of Kings Handicap, beating Canada by three lengths for his first success of the year.
“He has always been a good horse, but he has had some niggling problems this year and the handicapper has been pretty hard on him,” said the winner’s trainer Paul d’Arcy.
“We have had to give him time to come right and it has taken a while for him to get down the handicap to a mark like this from which he has a chance of winning.
“He goes on any ground and it may be that we have been running him a bit short of his best distance, now that he has learned to settle in the way he has. I don’t have any plans for him at the moment.”
His record beat the previous fastest time set by Spritsail in 1990, of 2 minutes 27.55s.
D’Arcy also revealed that his stable star Indian Haven, winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas this year, missed the Queen Elizabeth 11 Stakes because he did not scope clear when tested in the run-up to the big Ascot race.
“He was not 100% and you cannot run them against that level of competition when they are not totally right,” he said. “I have not scoped him again since then, but I hope I shall be able to run him in the (Emirates Airline) Champion Stakes (Newmarket, Saturday, October 18).
Race Five: Greene King Sport of Kings Handicap
CANADA RUNS GOOD CESAREWITCH TRIAL
Canada, who has 8st 7lb in the Tote Cesarewitch (Newmarket - October 18), ran an encouraging trial for the second leg of the Tote Autumn Double when finishing second in the 12-furlong Greene King Sport Of Kings Handicap.
Bill Gredley, who owns Canada in partnership with Edward St George, said:”He is a funny old character and likes to be away from other horses, but Christophe Soumillon got himself buried in the pack.
“In the circumstances, it was good to see him come home so well, and the longer trip in the Cesarewitch should certainly suit him if Martin (Pipe) decided to run.”
James Fanshawe was pleased with the run of third-placed Reveillez, who just found himself anchored by his 3lb penalty up the hill.
Fanshawe said:”Reveillez won over a mile and a half at Kempton, but he now looks as if he wants further and I’d like to step him up in trip. There is nothing left for him this season, so we’ll put away and I think he’ll get two miles eventually.”
Race Six: EBF Further Flight Classified Stakes
HONG KONG FLOP KING’S COUNTY BOUNCES BACK
King’s County, who never took to the racing scene in Hong Kong, made a belated return to the winner’s enclosure when outpacing 6-4 favourite Self Evident by half a length in the Classified Stakes.
Bred by Roger Charlton - “this is the icing on the cake,” smiled the Beckhampton trainer, still on a high after saddling Middle Park hero Three Valleys - King’s County was the 50th winner of the season for Luca Cumani, who took charge of him in the spring.
Cumani said:”King’s County was bought by Gary Coull from Aidan O’Brien at the end of his three-year-old career and sent to Hong Kong, but he never got his act together out there so came back and joined me at the start of the season.
“It was probably a mistake on my part to run him over 10 furlongs, and he appreciated coming back to a mile here.”
Cumani revealed that no decision has yet been made as to whether Queen Elizabeth 11 Stakes winner Falbrav will be sent to California for the Breeders’ Cup.
He added:”We have until October 12 to supplement, and I want to be absolutely sure that he is in prime condition before putting him on the plane. He has had a long season, so one has to monitor his well-being on a day-to-day basis, but he has come out of Ascot very well.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE SEVEN
REG DAY MEMORIAL HANDICAP
FANSHAWE FINDS THE KEY
James Fanshawe is ending the season in flying style -- “very important with the sales on,” he said -- and he kept up the good work when Vindication defied his penalty from his success at Goodwood by taking the closing Reg Day Memorial Handicap from Master Robbie.
“We have spent most of the season getting it wrong with this horse,” he said. “Time after time I have been writing in my work book ‘should be doing better’ because he goes so well at home and just wasn’t reproducing it on the course.
“I think the trouble was that we were trying to ride a race on him and we weren’t committing him early enough, so last time I told Frankie to make sure that he committed when he was going well.
“He has been a fun horse for his syndicate, B & F Mechanical Services. Some of them were in him last year, when he was a Banstead Manor syndicate horse, and they have stayed with him this year.”
As well as making his mark on the racecourse, Fanshawe is also advertising his wares on the way into the track with an advertisement along the avenue of trees leading down to the Rowley Mile entrance.
“I hope to have another one on the other side of the road for the next meeting, so that people can see it when they are going out as well as when they are coming in,” he said. “That is, if it is not vandalised !”
Race Seven: Reg Day Memorial Handicap
SOUTH ATLANTIC “DISAPPOINTING”
Kieren Fallon was unable to explain the disappointing run of 11-8 favourite South Atlantic, who was being scrubbed along a long way from home and trailed in last.
Fallon said:”He was never travelling - he’s a colt, isn’t he?”
LEADING TRAINERS AFTER SECOND DAY
Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Barry Hills 3 - -
James Fanshawe 2 - 1
Amanda Perrett 1 1 2
Brian Meehan 1 1 -
Jeremy Noseda 1 1 -
Neville Callaghan 1 - -
Roger Charlton 1 - -
Luca Cumani 1 - -
Paul D’Arcy 1 - -
Jamie Osborne 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Mick Channon - 2 1
David Arbuthnot - 1 -
Gerard Butler - 1 -
Henry Cecil - 1 -
John Gosden - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
David Loder - 1 -
Martin Pipe - 1 -
Malcolm Saunders - 1 -
Sir Michael Stoute - 1 1
Clive Brittain - - 1
Ed Dunlop - - 1
John Dunlop - - 1
David Elsworth - - 1
John Jenkins - - 1
Bryan McMahon - - 1
Lady Herries - - 1
Mark Polglase - - 1
James Toller - - 1
PEUGEOT CHARITY TROPHY FOR LEADING JOCKEY AT THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING
Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds 4ths
Michael Hills 4 - - -
Jamie Spencer 2 - - 3
Pat Eddery 1 2 - -
Richard Hughes 1 1 2 1
Frankie Dettori 1 1 - 3
Willie Ryan 1 1 - -
Darryll Holland 1 - 3 2
Richard Hills 1 - 1 2
Seb Sanders 1 - 1 -
John Egan 1 - - -
Dane O’Neill - 2 2 -
Christophe Soumillon - 2 - -
Eddie Ahern - 1 2 -
Kieren Fallon - 1 1 1
Sam Hitchcott - 1 - -
Frannie Norton - 1 - -
Philip Robinson - 1 - -
Luke Fletcher - - 1 -
Graham Gibbons - - 1 -
Kevin Darley - - - 1
Adrian McCarthy - - - 1
NB The Peugeot Charity Trophy goes to the jockey with the most victories over the three days of the Cambridgeshire Meeting. If one or more jockeys are tied on victories, a points system will be used to determine the winner - Win: 4 points; 2nd: 3 points; 3rd: 2 points; 4th: 1 point.
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
Following another dry night the going for the second day of the Cambridgeshire meeting remains
GOOD TO FIRM.
“There has been no real change in conditions from yesterday,” said clerk of the course Michael Prosser, “and we had a heavy dew overnight which has helped to maintain the status quo.
“The forecast is for the day to remain dull, dry and overcast with a maximum temperature of 18 degrees celsius (66 degrees fahrenheit), but there will be no breeze so the ground will hardly dry out at all.
“It is due to be dry overnight, but though there may be a few light showers from midday tomorrow any rain will not amount to more than about two millimetres. It will, though, be colder tomorrow.
“There will be no rail movements during the meeting and the stalls will remain on the far side of the track for today and tomorrow.”
There has been a wide range of interest in the Group 1 Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (2.55) with Three Valleys a very popuar order to retrieve the reputation which he lost, with the valid excuse of mucus in his lungs, behind One Cool Cat at the Curragh last month. He has been very strongly supported with Paddy Power, where he is at 2-1 from 9-4, so much so that although they have had good each way support for Balmont and Grand Reward, that they have left those two colts at their morning prices of 7-1 and 9-2 respectively.
Three Valleys is also in demand with Bet365 where he is at 9-4 from 11-4, with William Hill, who have cut him from 5-2 to 2-1, and with the Tote who have tightened him from 3-1 to 2-1. Victor Chandler and Ladbrokes report good money for Auditorium, who is now at 6-1 from 7-1 with both firms.
In the Greene King Sport of Kings Handicap, Chandlers and the Tote have had enough money for Eastern Breeze to cut him from 14-1 to 10-1 and from 16-1 to 12-1 respectively while Powers report support for Red Fort (7-1 to 6-1) and Pagan Dance (8-1 to 7-1).
South Atlantic, who missed a big handicap at Ascot over the weekend to run in the Reg Day Memorial Handicap (4.40), is a warm favourite for the day’s final event and Powers and Hills have brought him in from 2-1 to 11-8, with The Tote cutting him from 2-1 to 7-4.
In the opening Beech House Stud EBF Maiden Stakes, Sean Graham have brought in Mr Tambourine Man by a point to 4-1, and in the EBF Further Flight Classified Stakes there has been money for Zonergem (3-1 to 5-2 with Ladbrokes), and for King’s County (4-1 from 5-1 with Coral and Stan James).
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.10pm BEECH HOUSE STUD EBF MAIDEN STAKES
Class D, £10,000 Added. For 2yo, which are EBF eligible. Weights: colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb, 7f. Penalty Values: 1st: £7,137; 2nd: £2,196; 3rd: £1,098; 4th: £549
1 SECRET CHARM (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-8-09 Michael Hills  11-2
2 GRAVARDLAX (Gravity Group) Brian Meehan 2-9-00 Pat Eddery  5-1
3 OUIJA BOARD (Lord Derby) Ed Dunlop 2-8-09 Eddie Ahern  20-1
4 MENEEF (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-00 Richard Hills 
5 SLAVONIC (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2-9-00 Richard Hughes 
6 MR TAMBOURINE MAN (Chris Wright & Catherine Corbett) Paul Cole 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori  4-1fav
7 OBAY (Abdulla Buhaleeba) Ed Dunlop 2-9-00 Darryll Holland 
8 ALI DEO (Mrs J Dye) William Haggas 2-9-00 Oscar Urbina 
9 THIRTEEN TRICKS (Cheveley Park Stud) Amanda Perrett 2-8-09 Mick Kinane 
10 MOSCOW TIMES (Michael Tabor) David Elsworth 2-8-09 Nicky Mackay (5) 
11 LANDUCCI (R Tufft) John Hills 2-9-00 John Egan 
12 MISSION MAN (Lady Davis) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Jamie Spencer 
13 BLUEFIELD (Mrs C Hue Williams) Fulke Johnson Houghton 2-9-00 Adrian Nicholls 
14 PAGAN MAGIC (The Gap Partnership) James Toller 2-9-00 Joe Fanning 
15 ELLINA (The Exclusive Two Partnership) Lydia Pearce 2-8-09 Russell Price 
16 STRIDER (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-00 Keith Dalgleish 
17 ARRGATT (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 2-9-00 Philip Robinson 
18 MALUTI (Jane Poulter) Rae Guest 2-9-00 Jamie Mackay 
19 STAR PUPIL (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 2-9-00 Martin Dwyer 
20 DALISAY (Philip Newton) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-09 Kieren Fallon 
21 CHAAYID (Kuwait Racing Syndicate 2002) John Dunlop 2-9-00 Ted Durcan 
22 WYOMING (Alan Gibson) James Toller 2-8-09 Dale Gibson 
23 DESERT DIPLOMAT (Exors of the Late Lord Weinstock) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-00 Fergal Lynch 
23 ran Non-runner: No 13 Muktasb (ground) Time: 1m 25.77s Distances: nk, 1.25, 1.5, 0.75, hd, sh, 0.5, 1.5, nk, 1.5, 3, 1.25, 1.5, hd, 1.25, nk, sh, hd, 0.5, 0.5, nk, 26 Breeder: Gainsborough Stud Management Ltd Breeding: Green Desert - Viz (Kris S)
Tote Win: £7.70 Places: £3.30; £2.10; £12.30 Exacta: £39.60
Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 HandsomeSailor), Flying Childers Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1998 Sheer Viking), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani) Wins in a season (1982-2002):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107:91 Horses in training (1983-2003):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168 Wins this season: 92 (2nd success of Cambridgeshire Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Dewhurst Stakes (1999 Distant Music), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home) Wins (1990-2002):61,65,91,86,89,73,80,84,61,94,73,58,66 Wins this year: 50 (3rd success of Cambridgeshire Meeting)
SECOND RACE RESULT
1.45pm THE FISHPOOLS FURNISHINGS GODOLPHIN STAKES
Class A, Listed, £26,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f, for three-year-olds and upwards which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 race in 2003. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 7lb; fillies 8st 2lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: in 2003, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group 3 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £15,080; 2nd: £5,720; 3rd: £2,860; 4th: £1,300; 5th: £650; 6th: £390
1 EKRAAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 6-9-00 Richard Hills  9-4co-fav
2 COMPTON BOLTER (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 6-9-04 Eddie Ahern 
3 PIANO STAR (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-07 Richard Hughes 
4 THE WHISTLING TEAL (Felicity Veasey) Geoff Wragg 7-9-00 Darryll Holland  9-4co-fav
5 FIRST BALLOT (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 7-9-00 Kieren Fallon 
5 ran Non-runners: No 4 Putra Sandhurst (ground) and No 6 Silent Heir (ground)
Time: 2m 28.18s Distances: 1, 7, 5, 1.75
Breeder: Peter Brant Breeding: Red Ransom - Sacahuista (Raja Baba)
Tote Win: £3.00 Places: £1.70; £1.70 Exacta: £8.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Tregoning, Marcus Philip Born: July 31, 1959 Riding Career: Point-to-Points Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1997. Previously assistant-trainer to Major Dick Hern for 14 years. Winners 1997-2002: 0; 13; 26; 21; 53; 32 Big Race Wins: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1999 Ekraar), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge) Horses in Training 2001-03: 88; 113; 122 Wins This Year: 44
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins: German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium); Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Flutter.com Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed) Wins (1990-2002):56, 67,52,57,59,70,71,85,83,77,81,79,81 Wins this season: 64
THIRD RACE RESULT
2.20pm SHADWELL STUD JOEL STAKES
Group Three, Class A, £40,000 guaranteed, 1m, three-year-olds and upwards.Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2003, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £23,800; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000
1 SPLENDID ERA (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-11 Michael Hills  25-1
2 KALAMAN (H H Aga Khan) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Christophe Soumillon  8-11fav
3 MUQBIL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-9-00 Richard Hills  3-1
4 TARJMAN (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Alec Stewart 3-8-11 Frankie Dettori 
5 ran Non-runner: No 1 Hurricane Alan (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1m 37.40s Distances: 1.25, 0.5, 6
Breeder: Darley Dubai Breeding: Green Desert - Valley Of Gold (Shirley Heights)
Tote Win: £14.30 Exacta: £40.40
Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 HandsomeSailor), Flying Childers Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1998 Sheer Viking), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani) Wins in a season (1982-2002):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107:91 Horses in training (1983-2003):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168 Wins this season: 93 (3rd success of Cambridgeshire Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Dewhurst Stakes (1999 Distant Music), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home) Wins (1990-2002):61,65,91,86,89,73,80,84,61,94,73,58,66 Wins this year: 51 (4th success of Cambridgeshire Meeting)
FOURTH RACE RESULT
2.55pm SHADWELL STUD MIDDLE PARK STAKES
Group One, Class A £182,000 guaranteed. 6f. For 2yo entire colts. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalty values: 1st: £105,560; 2nd: £40,040; 3rd: £20,020; 4th: £9,100; 5th: £4,550; 6th: £2,730
1 THREE VALLEYS (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 2-8-11 Richard Hughes  2-1fav
2 BALMONT (Sanford Robertson) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-11 Pat Eddery  8-1
3 HOLBORN (Sheikh Mohammed) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Darryll Holland  50-1
4 AUDITORIUM (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon 
5 WHIPPER (R Strauss) Robert Collet FR 2-8-11 Christophe Soumillon 
6 GRAND REWARD (Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Mrs B Lewis) Aidan O'BrienIRE 2-8-11 Mick Kinane 
7 OLD DEUTERONOMY (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer 
8 FOKINE (Robert Sangster) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Michael Hills 
9 COLOSSUS (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-11 Seamus Heffernan 
10 KHELEYF (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) David Loder 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori 
11 NEVISIAN LAD (H E Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed) Michael Bell 2-8-11 Ted Durcan 
12 BORN IN AMERICA (Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-11 Colm O'Donoghue 
Time: 1m 10.68s Distances: 0.75, 0.5, nk, 0.5, nk, 1, 0.5, nk, 1.25, 1, 24
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc Breeding: Diesis - Skiable (Niniski)
Tote Win: £3.10 Places: £1.50; £2.70; £5.30 Exacta: £24.90
Winning trainer:-Name Charlton, Roger John Born: Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, 18/1/50First winner: Deploy (Haydock, April 14, 1990) Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation: Amateur rider (three wins including 1969 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase on Pride Of Kentucky), worked for Colin Davies, stockbroker, 1975-77 ran equine swimming pool in Lambourn, 1978-89 assistant to Jeremy Tree Classic win: (1) Vodafone Derby (1990 Quest For Fame) Other major wins include: French Derby (1990 Sanglamore), Prix d’Ispahan (1991 Sanglamore), Dante Stakes (1990 Sanglamore), Lancashire Oaks (1996 Spout), John Porter Stakes (1996 Spout), Prix de l’Opera (1994 Andromaque), Scottish Classic (1995 Baron Ferdinand), Hungerford Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Criterion Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Greenham Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Lingfield Derby Trial (1996 Mystic Knight), Sandown Mile (1997 Wixim), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1998 Tamarisk), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1999 Harmonic Way, 2003 Patavellian), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys)
Wins in a season (1990-2002):37:26:43:47:48:42:52:40:22:30:34:33:56
Number of horses in training (1990-2003):73:73:70: 79:93:109:104:110:96:70:75:84:76:91 Wins This Year: 47
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. Wins in Britain (1994-2002):19,68,62,33,55,95,102, 90, 126 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm); Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Cambridgeshire (1995 Cap Juluca), Stewards’ Cup (1995 Shikari’s Son, 1999 Harmonic Way, 2000 Tayseer), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town, Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), 2001 Clearing), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2001 King’s Ironbridge), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Prix D’Isphan (2001 Observatory), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) 1st Group One Success in Britain: July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla Wins This Year: 113
FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.30pm THE GREENE KING SPORT OF KINGS RATED STAKES
Class B, Handicap, 1m 4f, £15,000 added, three-year-olds and upwards rated 0-100. Highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight: 4yo and up: 8st 7lb; 3yo 8st. Penalties: a winner after September 20, 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £9,363.52; 2nd: £3,551.68; 3rd: £1,775.84; 4th: £807.20; 5th: £403.60; 6th: £242.16
1 EASTERN BREEZE (Colin Cage & Peter Lupson) Paul D'Arcy 5-8-12 John Egan  12-1
2 CANADA (Bill Gredley) Martin Pipe 5-9-00 Christophe Soumillon  16-1
3 REVEILLEZ (Miss A Church) James Fanshawe 4-9-02 Eddie Ahern  13-2fav
4 ALASIL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-05 Richard Hills 
5 KUSTER (Sara Cumani) Luca Cumani 7-8-12 Nicky Mackay (5) 
6 SOLO FLIGHT (Lady Hardy) Barry Hills 6-8-12 Michael Hills 
7 ROYAL CAVALIER (The Three R’s) Reg Hollinshead 6-9-05 Frankie Dettori 
8 MAMCAZMA (H Cushing) Dave Morris 5-9-07 Martin Dwyer 
9 RED FORT (The Red Fort Partnership) Michael Jarvis 3-8-09 Philip Robinson 
10 WESTBOUND ROAD (Jumeirah Racing) David Loder 6-8-13 Jamie Spencer 
11 GOLDEN LARIAT (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-11 Kieren Fallon 
12 PAGAN DANCE (The Gap Partnership) Amanda Perrett 4-9-03 Darryll Holland 
13 DREAM WITH ME (Dr G Madan Mohan) Martin Pipe 6-9-05 Richard Hughes 
14 MONTMARTRE (John Livock) Neville Callaghan 3-8-09 Mick Kinane 
Time: 2m 27.13s (track record beating previous record of 2m 27.5s) Distances: 3, 1, 1.5, 1.25, 1.25, 3, 2, 5, 11, 1.75, 3.5, 4, 2
Breeder: Limestone Stud Breeding: Sri Pekan - Elegant Bloom (Be My Guest)
Tote Win: £14.40 Places: £3.90; £4.80; £3.00 Exacta: £326.80
Winning trainer: D’Arcy, Paul W Date of Birth: 16/02/56 Stables: Green Ridge Stables, Hamilton Road, Newmarket Former career: Flat jockey Date of first trainer’s licence: April 1998 Assistant: Sue D’Arcy Wins 1998-2002: 2; 5; 3; 18; 14 Big Race Victories: Forest Magic (2002 Zetland Stakes), Indian Haven (2003 Victor Chandler European Free Handicap) Wins This Year: 10
Winning jockey: John Egan Date Of birth: 24/5/68 Date & Place of first winner: Celtic Match, Mallow, August 1984 Big Race Wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1998 Always Alight), Tote International (2002 Crystal Castle) Wins (1995-2002): 9,36,63,46,70,43,27,31 Wins This Year: 53
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.05pm EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND FURTHER FLIGHT CLASSIFIED STAKES
Class C, £12,000 Added. For 3yo+ Rated 0-90, which are EBF eligible (also open to such horses rated 91-95 - see below). Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. For horses rated 91 or higher, the excess in any rating above 90 shall be added to the weights stated. Penalties: after September 20, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £7,276.85; 2nd: £2,690.60; 3rd: £1,345.30; 4th: £611.50; 5th: £305.75
1 KING'S COUNTY (Gary Coull) Luca Cumani 5-9-00 Darryll Holland  7-2
2 SELF EVIDENT (Khalid Abdulla) Amanda Perrett 3-9-02 Richard Hughes  6-4fav
3 ZONERGEM (Lady Herries) Lady Herries 5-9-03 Kieren Fallon 
4 HALAWELLFIN HALA (Abdullah Saeed Belhab) Clive Brittain 4-9-00 Frankie Dettori 
4 ran Non-runner: No 5 Island Light (withdrawn not under starter’s orders)
Time: 1m 36.79s Distances: 0.5, 1.25, 5
Breeder: Roger Charlton and Floors Farming Breeding: Fairy King - Kardelle (Kalaglow)
Tote Win: £4.30 Exacta: £10.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Cumani, Luca Matteo Date of birth: 7/4/49; Date of first licence: 1976; Previous Occupation: Jockey in Italy, France and Britain with 84 winners assistant to Sergio Cumani and Henry Cecil; Classic wins: (3) Vodafone Derby (1988 Kahyasi, 1998 High-Rise), St Leger (1984 Commanche Run) Other major wins include: Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), St James’s Palace Stakes (1985 Bairn, 1987 Half a Year), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 2003 Falbrav), Yorkshire Oaks (1993 & 1994 Only Royale), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1993 Barathea), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 Ensconse, 2002 Gossamer), Irish Derby (1988 Kahyasi), Italian Oaks (1998 Zomaradah), Juddmonte International Stakes (1998 One So Wonderful), Gran Premio di Milano (2000 Endless Hall), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2001 Gossamer), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Eclipse Stakes (2003 Falbrav)
Wins in a season (1984-2002):50:60:67:83:73:88:109:72:54:39:47:39:62:66:54:34:29:25:24
Wins this Year: 50
Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Barry Hills. First winner: Sinclair Boy (Warwick 7/5/90) Major wins include: Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Select Stakes (1992 Knifebox), Cheshire Oaks (1998 High And Low, 2001 Rockerlong), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Ormonde Stakes (2001 St Expedit), Greenham Stakes (2002 Redback), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), September Stakes (2002 Asian Heights), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav) Wins(1990-2002):30,79,68,68,55,71,30,104,128,74,78,105,113 Wins This Year: 147
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
4.40pm THE REG DAY MEMORIAL RATED STAKES
Class B, Handicap, 7f, £15,000 added, three-year-olds and upwards rated 0-100. Highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight: 4yo and up: 8st 7lb; 3yo 8st 5lb. Penalties: a winner after September 20, 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £9,437.76; 2nd: £3,579.84; 3rd: £1,789.92; 4th: £813.60; 5th: £406.80; 6th: £244.08
1 VINDICATION (B & F Mechanical Services Ltd) James Fanshawe 3-8-05 Jamie Spencer  11-4
2 MASTER ROBBIE (Alec Tuckerman) Mick Channon 4-8-05 Sam Hitchcott (3)  5-1
3 ROYAL STORM (The Cloran Family) Amanda Perrett 4-8-09 Richard Hughes  9-1
4 ENCHANTED (Norcroft Park Stud) George Margarson 4-8-09 Adrian McCarthy 
5 STARBECK (Miss T FitzGerald) Phil McEntee 5-8-07 Royston Ffrench 
6 FLYING EXPRESS (Mohamed Obaida) Barry Hills 3-8-13 Michael Hills 
7 WARDEN WARREN (Annwell Inn Syndicate) Christine Dunnett 5-8-02 Hayley Turner (5) 
8 SOUTH ATLANTIC (Niarchos Family) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon  11-8fav
8 ran Non-runners: No 1 Pomfret Lad and No 2 St Pancras (both vet’s certificate); No 7 Golden Chalice (ground)
Time: 1m 23.63s Distances: hd, 0.75, 1, 1, 1.25, 3.5, 4
Breeder: John & Susan Davis Breeding: Compton Place - Prince’s Feather (Cadeaux Genereux)
Tote Win: £4.00 Places: £1.50; £1.50; £2.20 Exacta: £14.50
Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation:Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Wins in a season (1990-2002):18:22:28:34:24:29:22:23:52:46:40:38:58 Number of horses in training (1990-2003): 32:51:78:71:82:76:62:59:58:65:98:87:84:110 Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Wins this season: 43 (2nd success of Cambridgeshire Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Vintage Stakes (2002 Dublin), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) Wins (1998-2002): 3,8,78,112,86 Wins this season: 87 (2nd success of Cambridgeshire Meeting) Other details: Has also ridden over hurdles. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999
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