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Saturday,October 16, 2004

CHAMPIONS’ DAY, NEWMARKET
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2004

PROSSER “ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED”

“A superb day’s racing - that’s as good as it gets,” declared clerk of the course Mike Prosser as he reflected on Champions’ Day, 2004.


Turning the clock back 24 hours, when the rain-lashed down all afternoon, Prosser said: ”I am just so pleased that we didn’t have that weather this afternoon. It could have been so much worse.


“Obviously, there were a lot of horses who did not go in the testing ground, but most of them went through it well enough, and I think we have seen a potential superstar in Shamardal, while it was marvellous to see Haafhd, who looked so good when he won the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas here in May, come back to form in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes.


“Champions’ Day is Newmarket’s flagship, and we have developed it and built it up into a great showpiece. Now we need to carry on developing.”


EMIRATES AIRLIINE CHAMPION STAKES WINNER - HAAFHD (GB) FACTFILE

3 ch c Alhaarth - Al Bahathri (Blushing Groom)
Form: 1133-11491 Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum
Trainer: Barry Hills Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Jockey: Richard Hills

Haafhd
Home-bred by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, Haafhd is by the owner’s top miler Alhaarth out of Al Bahathri, his Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine. He made a winning debut in a Newmarket maiden on August 1 last year, following up with a five-length success in the Listed Washington Singer Stakes at Newbury next time out. He found Lucky Story two lengths too good when third in Doncaster’s Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster and filled the same position when a length behind Milk It Mick in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes on his final juvenile start.

A five-length victory from Three Valleys in the Group 3 Craven Stakes at Newmarket in April put him firmly into the classic picture. He was well-touted prior to the 2000 Guineas and duly ran out a length and a quarter winner from Snow Ridge. He was a close fourth to Azamour in the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot in June but disappointed when only ninth to Soviet Song in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood in July and has not run since.

Race Record: Starts: 9; 1st: 5; 2nd: 0; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £492,288

Hamdan Al Maktoum
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the second-eldest brother of the ruling family of Dubai. He is Dubai’s minister of finance and industry and, like other family members, has invested vast sums in bloodstock. He was elected an honorary member of the British Jockey Club in 1989. Around 300 horses carry his distinctive silks of blue with white epaulettes, and are trained in Britain mainly by John Dunlop, Ed Dunlop, Ben Hanbury, Marcus Tregoning, John Gosden, Mark Johnston, Sir Michael Stoute and Barry Hills. Sheikh Hamdan also has horses trained in America, Australia, Dubai and France. He has owned two Vodafone Derby winners, Nashwan (1989) and Erhaab (1994), as well as numerous other big-race winners around the world, including At Talaq and Jeune, who won the Melbourne Cup in 1986 and 1994 respectively. In 2000 he gained his fourth success in the 1000 Guineas when Lahan followed the examples set by Salsabil, Shadayid and Harayir while Nashwan provided him with a first 2000 Guineas victory in 1989, which was emulated by the Barry Hills-trained Haafhd this term. He is also involved with Godolphin. A prolific and highly-successful breeder, Sheikh Hamdan owns Shadwell Stud in Norfolk, Beech House Stud in Newmarket, as well as studs in Ireland and Kentucky, which together house over 160 broodmares. His stallions include Green Desert, Almutawakel, Intikhab, Erhaab, Mujahid, Muhtarram, Lahib, Marju, Elnadim, Intikhab, Bahhare, Mutamam and Alhaarth.

Barry Hills
Born April 2, 1937, Barry Hills rode nine winners as an apprentice between 1954 and 1957 before working as a stable lad for Fred Rimell and George Colling. He was able to start training after winning Ù15,000 in bets on Frankincense in the 1969 Lincoln and bought South Bank Stables at Lambourn with the proceeds. La Dolce Vita’s victory at Thirsk on April 18, 1969 got the trainer off the mark, and he was soon to taste big-race success when Hickleton landed the 1970 Great Metropolitan Handicap at Epsom and Golden Monad, the 1970 Dee Stakes at Chester. Rheingold’s narrow defeat by Roberto in the 1972 Derby was a great disappointment for Hills, however, the colt gained compensation with victory in the following year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Hawaiian Sound (1978), Glacial Storm (1988) and Blue Stag (1990) have also filled the runner-up spot in Hills’s quest to land the premier classic. A spell at Robert Sangster’s Manton stables in 1987 was followed by a move back to South Bank in 1991. Since then, Hills has built a state-of-the-art yard at Faringdon stables, half a mile outside Lambourn. Hills’ twin sons, Richard and Michael, are both successful jockeys. Michael rode Shaamit to victory in the 1996 Vodafone Derby, Richard is retained by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, eldest son John trains in Lambourn while Charlie, another son who has ridden as an amateur, now assists his father. The yard enjoyed classic glory in May when Haafhd took the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas who became Barry Hills’ third Emirates Airline Champion Stakes winner following on from Cormorant Wood in 1983 and Storming Home in 2002.

Richard Hills
Born in Newmarket on January 22, 1963, minutes after his twin brother, Michael. The Hills’ hugely-successful racing family also consists of father, Barry, and brother, John, who are both leading trainers. Charlie, another brother, is a successful amateur rider and assists his father. Hills served his apprenticeship under Tom Jones and rode his first winner on Border Dawn at Doncaster on October 26, 1979. He first met the man by whom his riding services are now retained, Hamdan Al Maktoum, through that apprenticeship when the Sheikh installed record-priced 625,000gns yearling Ghadeer in Jones’ hands. Hills took on Willie Carson’s role as first jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum. Lahan provided him with a second Sagitta 1000 Guineas success in 2000, having also won the race on Harayir in 1995. Mutafaweq gave Hills another classic triumph in the 1999 St Leger and he also won this year’s UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas on Haafhd, trained by his father. Other big race successes include the 1999 Dubai World Cup on Almutawakel, the 1990 Ascot Gold Cup on Ashal, the 1998 July Cup on Elnadim, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 1994 on 66/1 shot Maroof and on 33/1 chance Summoner in 2001, the 2001 Grade 1 Canadian International on Mutamam, the 2002 Dubai Sheema Classic and Juddmonte International as well as the 2003 Prince of Wales’s Stakes with Nayef. Now he has picked up the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes for the second time on Haafhd following on from Nayef in 2001.



Race Five: Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes
Winner’s Quotes:

HAAFHD IS JUST CHAMPION!

Haafd, who has been in the wilderness since he won the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas here in May, made a mockery of the claim ‘they never come back’ when producing an awesome performance to sink a high-class field in the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes.


“From half-way Haafhd was never going to get beat,” declared winning trainer Barry Hills as his son Richard returned on Haafhd, who, despite stamina doubts, galloped his rivals into submission and won by two and a half lengths from Chorist, with Irish Champion Stakes Azamour an honourable third.


Hills snr said: “Obviously, we were worried by so much rain, but I always felt that he would handle some cut and, with my horses now in much better form, we came here confident of a big run.


“My horses had lost their way after he won the Guineas, and he ran 7lb below form in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and was still under a cloud when he went to Goodwood for the Sussex Stakes.


“It was a long and painful three months, but I have always been looking forward to running Haafhd over a mile and a quarter, and this victory has opened up several new windows if Sheikh Hamdan decides to keep him in training next year.


“Haafhd has natural ability, and I would certainly love to train him as a four-year-old. We could start off in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and then go to York for the Queen Anne, but then there is also the Eclipse, Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the Juddmonte to consider now we know that he stays the longer trip.”

Richard Hills said: “Haafhd is a true champion. I was always cantering and I knew dad had him spot on when he was kicking and bucking in the paddock. I promised to buy dad a new tie if he won - he’s had the one he’s wearing for 12 years!”

Angus Gold, Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager, said: “The boss is in Dubai, but he’ll be watching. He has not decided whether Haafhd stays in training next year, but Barry told me three weeks ago that this horse would win the Champion and he has been proved right.


“I can’t believe that they offered 12-1 about a Guineas winner, and I have had the biggest bet of my life.”


PLACED QUOTES RACE FIVE
EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES

CHORIST BOWS OUT IN STYLE

Chorist made a valiant attempt to end her racing days in a blaze of glory when she beat all but Haafhd in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, but in the end she had to give best by two and a half lengths.


“I am really proud of her, she has run a tremendous race and I thought for a while that she might even win it,” said William Haggas, who trains the filly for the Cheveley Park Stud, “but you have to give full marks to Barry (Hills) for getting the winner back to top form in the way he has.


“I don’t think she will stay in training next year (a view confirmed by Cheveley Park’s David Thompson), and the trick now will be to try to find another as good as she. She has been wonderful for us.”


John Oxx was very pleased with the effort by third-placed Azamour. “Mick (Kinane) said that he was hating the ground every inch of the way and it was only his class and his courage which enabled him to finish where he did.


“I am very glad we ran him, though, because we know now for certain that he does not like the soft, and as this was to be his last race of the season anyhow it was a good chance to find out,” he said.


“It is virtually certain that he will stay in training next year, though we have not yet made a final decision, and with that in mind it was a good time to find out.


“I had half expected him to finish out the back, but because he is such a good and game horse he just kept going.


“It was good to see the winner come back after his Guineas win and make this year’s classic generation look so good.


“Mick thought for a moment that he might be able to catch the front two if they got tired, but when Haafhd came over towards the stands’ rails he rather drifted out of his sight.


“But I am delighted with what he did and very glad that we ran him.”


MORE EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES NEWS

GODOLPHIN HORSES NOT SUITED BY GOING

Kerrin McEvoy, who partnered Emirates Airline Champion Stakes fifth Refuse To Bend, said: “He travelled well during the early and middle stages of the race but then found it hard work on the wet ground. He tried his best.”

Frankie Dettori, who rode Emirates Airline Champion Stakes seventh Doyen, commented: “ He travelled well and I thought great, as I was the last one still on the bridle, but he didn’t handle the ground - he could not go on it.”

MISTER MONET

Mister Monet, who was pulled up before half-way in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, has a suspected fractured near-hind pastern.


He was immediately attended by Newmarket Racecourse vets and then taken to the Greenwood Ellis veterinary hospital in Newmarket.


MISTER MONET

Mister Monet, who fractured his near-hind pastern in the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes, has had to be humanely put down.


Michael Prosser, clerk of the course at Newmarket, said: “Mister Monet was taken to the Greenwood Ellis veterinary hospital in the town, but he had suffered a triple fracture and there was nothing they could do.


“They had no option but to humanely put him down - it is very sad, and our sympathies go out to his connections.”


EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES

In last year’s Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, RAKTI was highly impressive beating CARNIVAL DANCER by two lengths with RUSSIAN RHYTHM and ALAMSHAR back in fifth and sixth respectively. Michael Jarvis’s winner had won the 2002 Italian Derby (G1) when trained by Bruno Grizzetti before winning the Premio Presidente della Repubblica (G1) on his first start for the Newmarket handler. This season Rakti has added further Group One successes in the form of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot last month.


In the 2002 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, STORMING HOME defeated MOON BALLAD. Storming Home was subsequently transferred to the yard of Neil Drysdale where he went on to be one of the leading turf horses in North America in 2003 with victories in the Charles Whittingham Handicap (G1) at Hollywood Park and the Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (G1) at Santa Anita. He was also first past the post in the Arlington Million (G1) and captured the $400,000 Jim Murray Handicap at Santa Anita. He was last seen in action when seventh in the G1 John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. Moon Ballad was later successful in the world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup (G1), at Nad Al Sheba the following March and was retired in 2003 to take up stud duties in Japan.


In 2001 NAYEF underlined his class by winning his first Group 1 race which he added to in 2002 with victories in the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) at Nad Al Sheba and the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) at York while last season he landed the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot. He attempted to win a second Emirates Airline Champion Stakes last year but could only finish eighth behind Rakti.


In the 2000 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, two of the world’s middle distance superstars, KALANISI and MONTJEU, fought out the finish. Three weeks later, KALANISI beat America’s best turf horses in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).

Sir Mark Prescott’s filly ALBORADA recorded back-to-back victories in 1998 and 1999. Her first triumph saw World Series Champion DAYLAMI take third place while she was a length and a quarter too strong for SHIVA in 1999.


The Sir Michael Stoute-trained PILSUDSKI was the victorious horse in 1997. He had earlier won both the Coral Eclipse (G1) and Irish Champion Stakes (G1) that season and followed up on his Newmarket success by taking the Japan Cup (G1) on the final start of his career.


EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES WINNERS

Year Horse Jockey Age/Wgt Trainer SP

2003 RAKTI Philip Robinson 4-9-02 Michael Jarvis 11/1
2002 STORMING HOME Michael Hills 4-9-02 Barry Hills 8/1
2001 NAYEF Richard Hills 3-8-11 Marcus Tregoning 3/1f
2000 KALANISI Johnny Murtagh 4-9-02 Sir Michael Stoute 5/1
1999 ALBORADA George Duffield 4-8-13 Sir Mark Prescott 5/1
1998 ALBORADA George Duffield 3-8-08 Sir Mark Prescott 6/1
1997 PILSUDSKI Michael Kinane 5-9-02 Michael Stoute Evsf
1996 BOSRA SHAM Pat Eddery 3-8-08 Henry Cecil 9/4
1995 SPECTRUM John Reid 3-8-10 Peter Chapple-Hyam 5/1
1994 DERNIER EMPEREUR Sylvain Guillot 4-9-04 Andre Fabre FR 8/1
1993 HATOOF Walter Swinburn 4-9-00 Criquette Head FR 5/2f
1992 RODRIGO DE TRIANOLester Piggott 3-8-10 Peter Chapple-Hyam 11/8f
1991 TEL QUEL Thierry Jarnet 3-8-12 Andre Fabre FR 16/1
1990 IN THE GROOVE Steve Cauthen 3-8-09 David Elsworth 9/2
1989 LEGAL CASE Ray Cochrane 3-8-10 Luca Cumani 5/1
1988 INDIAN SKIMMER Michael Roberts 4-9-00 Henry Cecil 8/15f
1987 TRIPTYCH Tony Cruz 5-9-00 Patrick Biancone FR 6/5f
1986 TRIPTYCH Tony Cruz 4-9-00 Patrick Biancone FR 4/1
1985 PEBBLES Pat Eddery 4-9-00 Clive Brittain 9/2
1984 PALACE MUSIC Yves Saint-Martin 3-8-10 Patrick Biancone FR 18/1
1983 CORMORANT WOOD Steve Cauthen 3-8-07 Barry Hills 18/1
1982 TIME CHARTER Billy Newnes 3-8-07 Henry Candy 9/2
1981 VAYRANN Yves Saint-Martin 3-8-10 Francois Mathet FR 15/2
1980 CAIRN ROUGE Tony Murray 3-8-07 Michael Cunningham IRE 6/1
1979 NORTHERN BABY Philippe Paquet 3-8-10 Francois Boutin FR 9/1
1978 SWISS MAID Greville Starkey 3-8-07 Paul Kelleway 9/1
1977 FLYING WATER Yves Saint-Martin 4-9-00 Angel Penna FR 9/1
1976 VITIGES Pat Eddery 3-8-10 Peter Walwyn 22/1
1975 ROSE BOWL Willie Carson 3-8-07 Fulke Johnson Houghton 11/2
1974 GIACOMETTI Lester Piggott 3-8-10 Ryan Price 4/1f
1973 HURRY HARRIET Jean Cruguet 3-8-07 Paddy Mullins IRE 33/1
1972 BRIGADIER GERARD Joe Mercer 4-9-03 Dick Hern 1/3f
1971 BRIGADIER GERARD Joe Mercer 3-8-07 Dick Hern 1/2f
1970 LORENZACCIO Geoff Lewis 5-9-00 Noel Murles 100/7
1969 FLOSSY Jean Deforge 3-8-04 Francois Boutin FR 100/7
1968 SIR IVOR Lester Piggott 3-8-07 Vincent O’Brien IRE 8/11f
1967 REFORM Scobie Breasley 3-8-07 Sir Gordon Richards 100/30
1966 PIECES OF EIGHT Lester Piggott 3-8-07 Vincent O’Brien IRE 5/4f
1965 SILLY SEASON Geoff Lewis 3-8-07 Ian Balding 100/8
1964 BALDRIC II Bill Pyers 3-8-07 Ernie Fellows FR 7/2
1963 HULA DANCER Jean Deforge 3-8-04 Etienne Pollet FR 9/2
1962 ARCTIC STORM Bill Williamson 3-8-07 John Oxx Snr IRE 6/1
1961 BOBAR II Max Garcia 3-8-07 Robert Corme FR 100/8
1960 MARGUERITE VERNAUT Enrico Camici 3-8-04 Ugo Penco ITY 9/4
1959 PETITE ETOILE Lester Piggott 3-8-05 Noel Murless 2/11f
1958 BELLA PAOLA Alain Lequeux 3-8-04 Francois Mathet FR 4/1
1957 ROSE ROYALE II Jean Massard 3-8-04 Alec Head FR 5/2
1956 HUGH LUPUS Rae Johnstone 4-9-00 Noel Murless 3/1f
1955 HAFIZ II Roger Poincelet 3-8-07 Alec Head FR 10/3
1954 NARRATOR Frankie Barlow 3-8-07 Humphrey Cottrill 8/100f
1953 NEARULA Edgar Britt 3-8-07 Charles Elsey 4/1
1952 DYNAMITER Charlie Elliott 4-9-00 J Glynn FR 4/5f
1951 DYNAMITER Charlie Elliott 3-8-08 Charles Semblat FR 100/8
1950 PETER FLOWER Bill Rickaby 4-9-00 Jack Jarvis 3/1
1949 DJEDDAH Charlie Elliott 4-9-00 Charles Semblat FR 4/6f
1948 SOLAR SLIPPER Eph Smith 3-8-08 Herbert Smyth 6/1
1947 MIGOLI Gordon Richards 3-8-08 Frank Butters Evsf
1946 HONEYWAY Eph Smith 5-9-00 Jack Jarvis 8/1
1945 COURT MARTIAL Cliff Richards 3-8-07 Joe Lawson 4/11f

EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES FACTS

The inaugural Emirates Airline Champion Stakes took place in 1877 and was won by Springfield.


The Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, which is for three-year-olds and upwards, is run over a distance of one mile and two furlongs and was sponsored for the first time in 2002 by Emirates Airline, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. The Emirates connection is not new however as the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai have generously supported the contest since 1982.


The only horse to have been successful three times was Tristan in 1882, 1883 and 1884, while there have been 10 dual winners. The Sir Mark Prescott-trained Alborada is the latest of them, taking the 1998 and 1999 renewals. The other dual winners are Triptych (1986, 1987), Brigadier Gerard (1971, 1972), Dynamiter (1951, 1952), Hippius (1940, 1941), Wychwood Abbot (1935, 1936), Fairway (1928, 1929), Orpheus (1920, 1921), Lemberg (1910, 1911) and Velasquez (1897, 1898). This year Rakti could bid to win the race for a second time, having previously been successful in last year’s renewal.


The longest-priced post-war winner was Hurry Harriet at 33/1 in 1973.


Backers did not receive much of a return for their money when Ormonde came in at 1/100 in 1886, making him the shortest-priced winner. Since 1945 the shortest-priced scorer was Petite Etoile at 2/11 in 1959.


The two most successful trainers since 1945 have been Sir Noel Murless and Patrick Biancone with three victories apiece. The former’s wins came with Hugh Lupus in 1956, Petite Etoile three years later and Lorenzaccio in 1970, while Biancone, who was then based in France and is now in America, scored with Palace Music in 1984 and Triptych twice in 1986 and 1987.

Current trainers with two victories each are Henry Cecil (Indian Skimmer 1988 and Bosra Sham 1996), Andre Fabre (Tel Quel 1991 and Dernier Empereur 1994), Sir Mark Prescott (Alborada 1998 and 1999), Sir Michael Stoute (Pilsudski 1997 and Kalanisi 2000) and Barry Hills (1983 Cormorant Wood and Storming Home 2002).


Lester Piggott is the most successful jockey since 1945, winning on five occasions, with his last victory coming on Rodrigo De Triano in 1992. His other four successes came on Petite Etoile (1959), Pieces Of Eight (1966), Sir Ivor (1968) and Giacometti (1974). The most successful current jockey is George Duffield, victorious on the Sir Mark Prescott-trained Alborada in 1998 and 1999. Duffield will not be in action in this year’s contest due to a damaged shoulder.


Fillies and mares have an extremely good record in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes - with 22 of the 59 runnings since 1945 captured by members of the fairer sex. The winning run started in 1957 and since 1980 mares and fillies have won a dozen times.


Three-year-olds have fared much the best since 1945. Horses of classic age have taken 40 renewals as opposed to 15 winning four-year-olds and four successful five-year-olds. No horse older than five has won during this time.


The largest fields since 1945 were in 1976 and 1983 when 19 contestants went to post. Last year there were 12 starters. Only three horses took part in 1959 - the smallest number since 1945.


Five Irish-trained horses have tasted success since 1945. The first was Arctic Storm, trained by John Oxx snr, in 1962. The other four winners from the Emerald Isle were Pieces Of Eight (Vincent O’Brien 1966), Sir Ivor (Vincent O’Brien 1968), Hurry Harriet (Paddy Mullins 1973) and Cairn Rouge (Michael Cunningham 1980).


French-trained horses have seen off the opposition on 19 occasions since 1945. The most recent French-trained winner was Andre Fabre’s Dernier Empereur in 1994. Marguerite Vernaut was the sole success for Italy in 1960.


In 1933 the judge called a dead-heat between Dastur and Chatelaine.



WINNING QUOTES RACE SIX
DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES

SHAMARDAL NOW CLEAR GUINEAS FAVOURITE

Shamardal emerged as clear favourite for the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas after he and Kevin Darley had led from start to finish to win the Darley Dewhurst Stakes by two and a half lengths eased down from Oratorio.

He is now down to 3-1 with Ladbrokes and Hills, with the best offer from Coral, who have cut him from 12-1 to 5-1.


This was part of the continuing roller-coaster day for his trainer Mark Johnston, who had earlier won the totesport Cesarewitch with Contact Dancer and then seen Mister Monet break a bone in his leg in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, in which Lucky Story ran very badly.


“This horse reminds me so much of Attraction, though I shall not say that he is as good as she until he has won four Group 1 races,” he said, “but he has so much early speed.


“I told Kevin (Darley) just to let him stride along, and I was amazed that some of the others seemed to be able to lay up with him quite easily in the early stages.


“But then he came clear to win in the way he did, and after a win like that you have to think about the Guineas, though I think that making him 3-1 is ridiculous. But then I think that all ante-post prices are ridiculous.


“We have always thought a lot of him and from the day Keith Dalgleish rode him on the gallops and said when he came back that ‘it was just a question of what course you want him to win at.’

“So when he won his maiden at Ayr by eIght lengths we went to Goodwood thinking that we were going to win. Coming here today I thought that we had big chances in the two Group 1 races, and I have to admit that winning the Cesarewitch was not the highest thing on my mind at the time.


“Then you win that and think ‘that was a good start’ and then look what happened in the Champion. It really was the best of times and the worst of times.”


Race Six: Darley Dewhurst Stakes
Placed Quotes:

HILLS BLAMES GROUND FOR ETLAALA FLOP

Richard Hills had no hesitation in attributing the very soft ground for the flop of 9-4 favourite Etlaala, who trailed in eighth behind Shamardal in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes.


Hills said: “He gave me a beautiful feel going to post and, though he was a bit keen early on, he soon settled. But when I let him down he lost his action completely - it was the ground, it’s as simple as that.”


Peter Chapple-Hyam, who trained third-placed Montgomery’s Arch, beaten two and a half lengths and a neck, said: “I always knew that this was a good horse, and he has proved it out there. The winner is exceptional, but my horse has run a cracker, especially as he is bred to want a bit further. I thought he was going to finish last at half-way and was getting ready to jump in the car and drive home!”

Mick Kinane assured Chapple-Hyam that Montgomery’s Arch was a top-notch performer, and the Newmarket trainer added: “He cost me only 20,000 guineas, and he has come a long way since he won at Folkestone first time out.”


Aidan O’Brien, celebrating his 35th birthday, was proud of runner-up Oratorio, who has proved a real money-spinner for Ballydoyle this season.


“I am delighted and so is Jamie,” declared O’Brien. “He has not run a bad race all year and is so consistent. That will be it for the season - I think he has earned a rest now.”


DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS

In last year’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes MILK IT MICK got the better of THREE VALLEYS by a head in a marvellous finish with HAAFHD and BACHELOR DUKE in third and fourth respectively. Haafhd returned to Newmarket in May to capture this season’s UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas, while Bachelor Duke was successful in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh three weeks later.


The 2002 Darley Dewhurst Stakes went to TOUT SEUL, who defeated TOMAHAWK and TRADE FAIR. Tout Seul finished fourth in the 2000 Guineas in 2003 while Trade Fair was successful three times in 2003, including the Betfair Criterion Stakes (G3) at Newmarket in June, and he also won the Emirates Airline Minstrel Stakes (G3) at the Curragh this season.


In the 2001 Darley Dewhurst Stakes, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR beat LANDSEER with WHERE OR WHEN a close fourth. At the time it was considered by some to be a sub-standard Dewhurst. The feats of this trio the following season proved otherwise! ROCK OF GIBRALTAR won both the English and Irish 2000 Guineas and ended his career with seven Group One victories; LANDSEER won the French 2,000 Guineas (G1) and the Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile (G1); WHERE OR WHEN proved his class with a scintillating victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) at Ascot. In all, they registered eight Group One victories between them in 2002.


In the 2000 Darley Dewhurst Stakes, TOBOUGG stamped himself Britain’s top two-year-old colt, beating NOVERRE, who went on to win the 2001 French 2000 Guineas (G1) (before subsequent disqualification) and the Sussex Stakes (G1), with MOZART, crowned Europe’s champion sprinter in 2001, back in fourth.



DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES WINNERS

Year Horse Jockey Trainer SP
2003 MILK IT MICK Darryll Holland Jamie Osborne 33/1
2002 TOUT SEUL Steve Carson Fulke Johnson Houghton 25/1
2001 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR Mick Kinane Aidan O’Brien IRE 4/6f
2000 TOBOUGG Craig Williams Mick Channon 7/4f
1999 DISTANT MUSIC Michael Hills Barry Hills 4/6f
1998 MUJAHID Richard Hills John Dunlop 25/1
1997 XAAR Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre FR 11/8f
1996 IN COMMAND Michael Hills Barry Hills 10/1
1995 ALHAARTH Willie Carson Dick Hern 4/7f
1994 PENNEKAMP Thierry Jarnet Andre Fabre FR 5/2jf
1993 GRAND LODGE Pat Eddery William Jarvis 9/4f
1992 ZAFONIC Pat Eddery Andre Fabre FR 10/11f
1991 DR DEVIOUS Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam 3/1f
1990 GENEROUS Richard Quinn Paul Cole 50/1
1989 DASHING BLADE John Matthias Ian Balding 8/1
1988 PRINCE OF DANCE Willie Carson Neil Graham 6/4f
SCENIC(ddht) Michael Hills Barry Hills 33/1
1987 ABANDONED
1986 AJDAL Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 4/9f
1985 HUNTINGDALE Michael Hills Jeremy Hindley 12/1
1984 KALA DANCER Geoff Baxter Ben Hanbury 20/1
1983 EL GRAN SENOR Pat Eddery Vincent O’Brien IRE 7/4f
1982 DIESIS Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 2/1
1981 WIND AND WUTHERING Philip Waldron Henry Candy 11/1
1980 STORM BIRD Pat Eddery Vincent O’Brien IRE 4/5f
1979 MONTEVERDI Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 15/8f
1978 TROMOS Kipper Lynch Bruce Hobbs 11/4
1977 TRY MY BEST Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 4/6f
1976 THE MINSTREL Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 6/5f
1975 WOLLOW Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil 6/4f
1974 GRUNDY Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn 6/5f
1973 CELLINI Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 40/85f
1972 LUNCHTIME Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn 11/8f
1971 CROWNED PRINCE Lester Piggott Bernard van Cutsem 4/9f
1970 MILL REEF Geoff Lewis Ian Balding 4/7f
1969 NIJINSKY Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 1/3f
1968 RIBOFILIO Lester Piggott Fulke Johnson Houghton 8/11f
1967 HAMETUS Frankie Durr Walter Nightingall 100/9
1966 DART BOARD Doug Smith Gordon Richards 10/1
1965 PRETENDRE Ron Hutchinson Jack Jarvis 11/2
1964 SILLY SEASON Geoff Lewis Ian Balding 13/2
1963 KING’S LANE Joe Sime Sam Hall 10/1
1962 FOLLOW SUIT Lester Piggott Noel Murless 10/1
1961 RIVER CHANTER Joe Mercer George Todd 10/3
1960 BOUNTEOUS Joe Sime Rufus Beasley 2/1f
1959 ANCIENT LIGHTS Eph Smith Ted Leader 100/7
1958 BILLUM Edward Hide Charles Elsey 6/1
1957 TORBELLA III Scobie Breasley W Clout FR 9/4
1956 CREPELLO Lester Piggott Noel Murless 1/2f
1955 DACIAN Willie Snaith Humphrey Cottrill 7/1
1954 MY SMOKEY Doug Smith Jack Watts 7/2
1953 INFATUATION Ken Gethin Vic Smyth 11/8f
1952 PINZA Gordon Richards Norman Bertie Evsf
1951 MARSYAD Rae Johnstone Charles Semblat FR 7/1
1950 TURCO II Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 11/8
1949 EMPEROR II Charlie Elliott Charles Semblat FR 7/2jf
1948 ROYAL FOREST Gordon Richards Noel Murless 5/4f
1947 PRIDE OF INDIA Joe Sime Jack Watts 5/2f
1946 MIGOLI Gordon Richards Frank Butters 5/1
1945 HYPERICUM Doug Smith Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 4/7f


DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES FACTS

The Dewhurst Stakes was first run in 1875 when Kisber was successful.


The Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes, for two-year-old colts and fillies, is run over seven furlongs. Although fillies can run, they rarely do so nowadays and the last to win was Torbella III in 1957.


Two dead-heats have occurred. The first happened in 1910 when the judge was unable to separate King William and Phryxus. More recently there was nothing to choose between Prince Of Dance and Scenic in 1988.


Those racegoers who backed Generous in 1990 could afford to live up to his name as he was returned at 50/1 - the longest-priced winner. Milk It Mick came close in 2003 returned at 33/1. The shortest-priced winner was Orme at 6/100 in 1891, while the shortest-priced scorer since 1945 was the great Nijinsky at 1/3 in 1969.

The largest field since 1945 was 16 in 2002, bettering the previous highest of 13 which faced the starter in 1966. Mill Reef scared off the opposition in 1970 when only two others went to post, making it the smallest field in the same time period.


Possibly the greatest trainer of all time, Vincent O’Brien, is the most successful in the Dewhurst Stakes since 1945 with seven victories. Nijinsky posted the first O’Brien success in 1969, followed by Cellini four seasons later, The Minstrel in 1976, Try My Best 1977, Monteverdi 1979, Storm Bird 1980 and, lastly, El Gran Senor in 1983.


Two current trainers have the best records with three successes. French handler Andre Fabre has Zafonic (1992), Pennekamp (1994) and Xaar (1997) to thank, while Lambourn-based Barry Hills first succeeded in 1988 with Scenic and he followed up with In Command in 1996 and Distant Music in 1999.


Of the jockeys, Lester Piggott has the best record since 1945 in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes winning an incredible 10 times - with Crepello (1956), Follow Suit (1962), Ribofilio (1968), Nijinsky (1969), Crowned Prince (1971), Cellini (1973), The Minstrel (1976), Try My Best (1977), Monteverdi (1979) and Diesis (1982).


Pat Eddery, who retired at the end of last season, trails Piggott’s tally by four having got off the mark in 1972 on Lunchtime. He followed up on Grundy (1974), Storm Bird (1980), El Gran Senor (1983), Zafonic (1992) and Grand Lodge (1993). On his last ride in the race he finished seventh on Balmont.


Michael Hills is the leading current rider. His four victories came courtesy of Huntingdale (1985), Scenic (1988), In Command (1996) and Distant Music (1999).


Since 1945, Irish-trained horses have the edge on their French counterparts by two victories, having gained eight successes as opposed to six. Seven of the eight Irish-trained winners were handled by Vincent O’Brien, while his successor at Ballydoyle, Aidan O’Brien, was responsible for 2001 winner Rock Of Gibraltar. The latter went on to record seven consecutive Group One victories, beating Mill Reef’s previous best of six.


The sextet of French-trained successes are Emperor II (1949), Marsyad (1951), Torbella III (1957), Zafonic (1992), Pennekamp (1994) and Xaar (1997), the last three of whom were all trained by Andre Fabre.


The Darley Dewhurst Stakes is a well-known classic trial, with winners like Rock Of Gibraltar, Pennekamp, Zafonic, El Gran Senor and Wollow going on to score in the 2000 Guineas and Dr Devious, Generous, The Minstrel, Grundy, Mill Reef and Nijinsky (who also won the 2000 Guineas and St Leger) taking the Derby.



WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
totesport CESAREWITCH

DANCER TAKES THE RIGHT STEPS

Contact Dancer, backed from 22-1 in the morning down to 16-1, landed the touch in the totesport Cesarewitch as he held off Mr Ed and High Point in a driving finish in which just over a length covered the first four home.

He thus gave a second success in the marathon to Mark Johnston , who sent out Spirit of Love to win it in 1998 and to Royston Ffrench, who was successful on Inchcailloch two years earlier.


“We haven’t particularly mapped out a plan to point at this race for a long time,” said the trainer. “But it has always been in the back of our minds ever since we made the entry, though we haven’t stopped him from running in other races just because of this.


“His owner Mike Watt used to have horses with us and then came back with a couple more earlier in the year. This is the first winner I have trained for him and I have no idea where he is; he has just telephoned me but I don’t know where from.


“When this horse ran in France in a Listed race last year he was bumped right up the weights and we had to work hard to persuade the handicapper to drop him to a fairer mark.Luckily we were able to do so before the horse started running this season.


“I wasn’t particularly doing a rain dance yesterday as I reckoned there was enough of it then, and when I walked the course this morning it was really not too bad. I think, though, that soft ground is important for the horse.


“It was always the plan to have him up there with the pace. You don’t want to be shoving their ears off in the Cesarewitch, but it was good to have him up there in a handy position for a horse who clearly stays as well as he does.


“I am very pleased for Royston, who has had a bit of an up and down season, but he really deserved this.


“I have no idea about plans for him, we’ll just go home and see what comes up, but his owner likes taking his horses abroad and maybe we will find some overseas targets for him in the rest of the year.”


Race Four: totesport Cesarewitch
Placed Quotes:

HIGH POINT BELIES HIS ODDS

High Point, an unconsidered 50-1 shot, despite already being the winner of seven races, belied his odds when running the race of his life to finish third behind Contact Dancer and Mr Ed in the Ù130,000 totesport Cesarewitch.


Gerry Enright, who trains High Point, said: “Simon Whitworth sweated hard to do the weight and he gave him a great ride, and the horse revelled in the ground.

“He’ll come back next year, but we might give him one crack over hurdles, at somewhere like Sandown. We have schooled him and he is a natural - even I could ride him with my suit on!”

Similarly, runner-up Mr Ed will be campaigned back over hurdles during the winter, having already won four times over timber.


Jimmy Quinn, who rode the Peter Bowen-trained Mr Ed, said: “I followed High Point, but Royston (Ffrench) went for home in the Dip on the winner, and I thought I’d better go with him.


“I threw the kitchen sink at my fellow, but we were in the middle of the track and he was dossing and looking around.


“I’d love to ride him over jumps - I’d be able to claim 7lb and they could find one of Jonjo’s (O’Neill) for McCoy to ride!”


totesport CESAREWITCH WINNERS

Year Horse Jockey Age/Wgt Trainer SP
2003 LANDING LIGHT Pat Eddery 8-9-04 Nicky Henderson 12/1
2002 MISS FARA Ryan Moore 7-8-00 Martin Pipe 12/1
2001 DISTANT PROSPECT Martin Dwyer 4-8-08 Ian Balding 14/1
2000 HEROS FATAL Gary Carter 6-8-01 Martin Pipe 11/1
1999 TOP CEES Kieren Fallon 9-8-10 Ian Balding 7/1
1998 SPIRIT OF LOVE Olivier Peslier 3-8-08 Mark Johnston 11/1
1997 TURNPOLE Lindsay Charnock 6-7-10 Mary Reveley 16/1
1996 INCHCAILLOCH Royston Ffrench 7-7-03 Jeff King 20/1
1995 OLD RED Lindsay Charnock 5-7-11 Mary Reveley 11/1
1994 CAPTAIN’S GUEST Tony Clark 4-9-09 Guy Harwood 25/1
1993 AAHSAYLAD John Williams 7-8-12 John White 12/1
1992 VINTAGE CROP Walter Swinburn 5-9-06 Dermot Weld IRE 5/1f
1991 GO SOUTH Nicky Carlisle 7-7-11 John Jenkins 33/1
1990 TRAINGLOT Willie Carson 3-7-12 Jimmy FitzGerald 13/2
1989 DOUBLE DUTCH Billy Newnes 5-9-10 Brooke Sanders 15/2
1988 NOMADIC WAY Willie Carson 3-7-09 Barry Hills 6/1
1987 PRIVATE AUDITION Gary Carter 5-7-09 Mark Tompkins 50/1
1986 ORANGE HILL Richard Fox 4-7-09 Jeremy Tree 20/1
1985 KAYUDEE Tony Murray 5-8-01 Jimmy FitzGerald 7/1
1984 TOM SHARP Steve Dawson 4-7-05 Walter Wharton 40/1
1983 BAJAN SUNSHINE Brian Rouse 4-8-08 Rod Simpson 7/1jf
1982 MOUNTAIN LODGE Willie Carson 3-7-10 John Dunlop 9/1
1981 HALSBURY Joe Mercer 3-8-04 Peter Walwyn 14/1
1980 POPSI’S JOY Lester Piggott 4-8-06 Mick Haynes 10/1
1979 SIR MICHAEL Mark Rimmer 3-7-08 Geoff Huffer 10/1
1978 CENTURION John Matthias 3-9-08 Ian Balding 9/2f
1977 ASSURED Philip Waldron 4-8-04 Henry Candy 10/1
1976 JOHN CHERRY Lester Piggott 5-9-13 Jeremy Tree 13/2
1975 SHANTALLAH Brian Taylor 3-8-10 Harry Wragg 7/1
1974 OCEAN KING Tommy Carter 8-7-07 Arthur Pitt 25/1
1973 FLASH IMP Terry Cain 4-7-08 Ron Smyth 25/1
1972 CIDER WITH ROSIE Taffy Thomas 4-7-11 Staff Ingham 14/1
1971 OROSIO Geoff Lewis 4-8-02 Henry Cecil 5/1
1970 SCORIA Dennis McKay 4-7-00 Colin Crossley 33/1
1969 FLORIDIAN Dennis McKay 5-7-03 Tommy Shedden 20/1
1968 MAJOR ROSE Lester Piggott 6-9-04 Ryan Price 9/1
1967 BOISMOSS Ernie Johnson 3-7-01 Mick Easterby 13/1
1966 PERSIAN LANCER Doug Smith 8-7-08 Ryan Price 100/7
1965 MINTMASTER Joe Sime 4-7-09 Albert Cooper 13/2
1964 GREY OF FALLODEN Joe Mercer 5-9-06 Dick Hern 20/1
1963 UTRILLO Joe Sime 6-8-00 Ryan Price 100/8
1962 GOLDEN FIRE Flapper Yates 4-7-11 Doug Marks 25/1
1961 AVON’S PRIDE Eph Smith 4-7-11 Dick Hern 100/8
1960 ALCOVE Doug Smith 3-7-08 Jack Watts 100/30f
1959 COME TO DADDY Doug Smith 4-7-08 Wilfred Lyde 6/1f
1958 MORECAMBE Joe Sime 5-9-01 Sam Hall 15/2f
1957 SANDIACRE Doug Smith 5-7-08 Bill Dutton 100/8
1956 PRELONE Edward Hide 3-7-03 Bill Hide 20/1
1955 CURRY Paul Tulk 4-7-06 Sam Armstrong 100/6
1954 FRENCH DESIGN Doug Smith 7-8-03 George Todd 100/6
1953 CHANTRY Ken Gethin 4-8-04 Staff Ingham 4/1f
1952 FLUSH ROYAL Billy Nevett 7-8-13 Jack Fawcus 33/1
1951 THREE CHEERS Manny Mercer 3-7-08 Peter Thrale 17/2
1950 ABOVE BOARD Eph Smith 3-7-10 Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 18/1
1949 STRATHSPEY Eph Smith 4-7-11 Noel Cannon 25/1
1948 WOODBURN Edgar Britt 3-7-13 Charles Elsey 100/9
1947 WHITEWAY W Evans 3-7-12 William Pratt 100/8
1946 MONSIEUR L’AMIRAL Harry Wragg 5-8-05 Emile Charlier FR 33/1
1945 KERRY PIPER Edgar Britt 4-8-01 Sam Armstrong 25/1


totesport CESAREWITCH FACTS

The inaugural running of the Cesarewitch took place in 1839 and was won by Cuiskeen.

This prestigious handicap, run over two miles and two furlongs for three-year-olds and upwards, was sponsored for the first time in 1971 and has been backed by totesport since 1978.


Punters who backed Audrey in 1861 or Charley’s Mount in 1924 were rewarded by the longest-priced winners in the history of the race at 100/1. Those supporters of Private Audition in 1987 were not complaining either as the horse was returned at 50/1 (75/1 with totepool) - the longest-priced winner since 1945.


The shortest-priced winner came in 1859 when Artless was returned at 5/6, the only odds-on winner in the history of the race. Chantry at 4/1 in 1953 was the shortest-priced victor since 1945.


Ryan Price and Ian Balding are the most successful trainers with three victories apiece since 1945. Price’s first was with Utrillo in 1963, followed by Persian Lancer three years later and Major Rose in 1968. Balding’s trio came courtesy of Centurion in 1978, Top Cees five years ago and Distant Prospect in 2001.


If Martin Pipe is able to supply this year’s winner then he will draw level with Balding and Price. Pipe struck in 2002 with Miss Fara, having taken the race two years earlier with Heros Fatal.


Doug Smith is the most successful jockey since 1945. He gained three victories in the 1950s through French Design (1954), Sandiacre (1957), and Come To Daddy (1959). He followed up with two more wins in the next decade with Alcove in 1960 and Persian Lancer six years later. He was also successful in 1939 on Cantatrice giving him a total of six wins.

Gary Carter is the only current rider to have won more than once, partnering Private Audition in 1987 and Heros Fatal in 2000.


Dermot Weld saddled the last Irish-trained winner, Vintage Crop in 1993, while the last French-trained winner, Monsieur L’Amiral, came from the yard of Emile Charlier in 1946.


The largest post-war field was 38 in 1950, while the smallest was 11 in 1977 and 1979. The maximum field these days for safety reasons is 36 which is the number of horses that lined up last year.


The last mare to win before Miss Fara in 2002 was Double Dutch in 1989.


The 1976 scorer John Cherry carried the highest weight of 9st 13lb to victory while Top Cees, successful in 1999, was the oldest winner at nine.


Morecambe has the post-war record of the longest winning distance when scoring by 10 lengths in 1958, a margin which the 1998 winner Spirit Of Love got close to - when nine lengths clear.


Horses nowadays do not contest the totesport Autumn Double, the totesport Cesarewitch and totesport Cambridgeshire, but amazingly three horses in the nineteenth century not only participated in the two legs but won both races. The trio were Rosebery in 1876, Foxhall five seasons later and Plaisanterie in 1885.

The last trainer to complete the totesport Autumn Double in the same year was Sam Darling in 1925.


No horse has ever been able to win the totesport Cesarewitch twice.

BETTING NEWS

The totesport Cesarewitch is proving the best betting race of the day in the betting offices, with Victor Chandler reporting a move for Midas Way, who is now 16-1 from 25-1.


Chandlers have also taken plenty of cash for The Last Cast, who is down to 20-1 from 25-1, while Hills, who have also seen a plunge for The Last Cast from 22-1 to 18-1, have chopped Midas Way from 22-1 to 16-1 and Historic Place from 28-1 to 18-1., while Historic Place is also the buzz horse with Corals, who have cut his odds to 20-1 from 28-1.


The Challenge Stakes has also created plenty of interest, with Chandlers, who sponsor the Group Two race, reducing offers about Keltos to 6-1 from 8-1, a move mirrored by Hills, who also go 6-1 (from 15-2).


Corals have taken a hammering on Montgomery’s Arch for the Darley Dewhurst Stakes, with Peter Chapple-Hyam’s colt cut to 10-1 from 14-1.



Race One: Cornwallis Stakes
Winner’s Quotes

CASTELLETTO SIGNS OFF ON A HIGH

Castelletto, who has a date at next week’s Doncaster Horses-In-Training Sale, signed off with a win when providing Graham Gibbons with his first Pattern race success in the Group Three Cornwallis Stakes.


Ultra-consistent, Castelletto fought on bravely to hold off the challenge of Cornus by three parts of a length.


Winning trainer Bryan McMahon was watching at home, but Paul Fretwell, whose father John owns Castelletto, was full of praise for the filly.


He said: “She has improved and is so gutsy, and she would now be better than Dance Night, who won us a Listed race at York.


“Both go to the sales as we have to make room for 39 yearlings that my father has just bought.


“I am delighted for Graham. He might not be the most fashionable jockey, but he is part of the team and my father is very loyal.”

Runner-up Cornus, who suffered a hairline fracture of the cannonbone in May, made an encouraging comeback to finish second.


Ryan Moore, who rode the Richard Hannon-trained colt, said: ”He came to win his race, but he has been off a long time and he just got tired.”

Hannon will look for another race, possibly abroad, for Cornus, for whom the season is coming to a close far too soon.



QUOTES RACE ONE
CORNWALLIS STAKES

JOCKEYS ON THE GROUND

“It is the same as yesterday, very soft,” said Frankie Dettori, a description which was supported by Ryan Moore.



Gary Carter and Jimmy Fortune both called it “heavy”, but Mick Kinane said that the problem is that “it is so cut up. If you had a strip of fresh ground it would just be soft.”


CHANGE OF GOING

After the first race the official description of the going was changed to

SOFT, HEAVY IN PLACES.



WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
OWEN BROWN ROCKFEL STAKES

MAIDS CAUSEWAY FOR THE GUINEAS

The hard-working Maids Causeway confirmed her potential as a candidate for the UltimateBet.com 1,000 Guineas with a very determined display to snatch the Owen Brown Rockfel Stakes on the line from Penkenna Princess.


She is now on offer at 25-1 (from 33-1) with Victor Chandler and at 33s with Paddy Power, who have not changed their price.


“She is very tough and game and a great advertisement for her sire Giant’s Causeway, who was the same sort of horse,” said the filly’s trainer Barry Hills after his son Michael had forced Maids Causeway in front in the final stride to win by a short head.


“I must admit that I thought she was beaten,” the trainer added, “but she is very determined and really fought back after the other filly headed her.


“We have always thought a lot of her and she has now shown consistent top class form -- before here she was second in the Fillies’ Mile and third in the May Hill, so there is no doubt that she will get the mile of the Guineas.


“When her owner, Martin Schwartz, bought her earlier in the year, he said that she would stay with me for the rest of the season before any thought of her going to be trained in America.


“But he has now said that she will stay with me for the start of next season at least -- up to the Guineas, and this will have helped the cause. There are no plans at the moment for her to go to America at any stage.”


Race Two: Owen Brown Rockfel Stakes
Placed Quotes:


SANDERS “LOST FOR WORDS”

Seb Sanders could not believe his ears when the judge called Maids Causeway the short head winner over his own mount Penkenna Princess in the Group Two Owen Brown Rockfel Stakes.


“I thought I’d won a head - I can’t believe it,” declared Sanders as he dismounted from Penkenna Princess, who gave her all.


Ralph Beckett was similarly “gutted” at being denied what would have been the biggest success of his training career.


He said: “She is so tough, but I honestly thought we had won. That will be it for the season.”


Clive Brittain was justifiably proud of Favourita, who was only three parts of a length away in third.


He said: “They got a length on her running into the Dip, but she was finishing strongly and she will be a lovely filly for next year and one who will get a mile and a half in time.”


Race Three: Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes
Winner’s Quotes:

FIREBREAK HONG KONG BOUND

The Godolphin team lavished praise on Firebreak after the five-year-old entire had made all in the Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes, holding French challenger Keltos by a length.


Frankie Dettori, who gave Firebreak such a terrific ride, said: “We call him Mr Consistency. He never ever runs a bad race and is so tough and gutsy. He struggled through the ground, but he is worth his weight in gold and he would not let them by.”

Simon Crisford, racing manager to the Godolphin operation, said: “Firebreak will now run in the Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin on December 12. He is kind, honest and tough - with the ability to match.


“He always gives 100% and that is why we have to space his races out, but he goes on any ground, turf or sand - he is so versatile.


“After Hong Kong, we will have to think about the Godolphin Mile at Nad Al Sheba in March. He has won that race for the last two years and it would be wonderful to complete the hat-trick. He’ll probably have one more season before retiring to stud.”


INTERNATIONAL PLANS FOR GODOLPHIN

The following was posted on www.godolphin.com at 1pm

Godolphin's possible contenders for the Group One Emirates Melbourne Cup will set off for Australia tomorrow, Sunday October 17.


Mamool, Razkalla and Fantastic Love will leave from Stansted Airport and will spend two weeks in quarantine at Sandown on the outskirts of Melbourne, before a decision is taken on their participation in Australia's most famous race.

Meanwhile, Sulamani and Punctilious are due to travel to Canada tomorrow to run at the Canadian International meeting on Sunday, October 24 at Woodbine.

Sulamani is being aimed at the Grade One Pattison Canadian International over twelve furlongs, which Godolphin won with Mutafaweq in 2000. Punctilious is due to contest the Grade One E.P. Taylor Stakes over ten furlongs.'


PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
VICTOR CHANDLER CHALLENGE STAKES

MAYBE HONG KONG FOR KELTOS

“He has run very well and you cannot complain when he does that. It is disappointing not to win, but he has run a good race with no excuses,” said Carlos Laffon-Parias after Keltos had beaten all but the front-running Firebreak in the Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes.


“I thought for a moment starting up the hill that he might catch the winner, but the other horse just kept on too well for him.


“I hope now that he might get the chance to run in Hong Kong in the big mile race there -- seven furlongs is probably a bit too short for him.


“He is in good form and he is a very sound horse, so I expect he will stay in training next year (when Keltos will be seven).
“Maybe he will come back over here for the Lockinge next year; he certainly seems to like racing in England and he won that race as a four-year-old.”


Race Seven: Persian Punch Jockey Club Cup
Winner’s Quotes

FITTING WIN FOR MILLENARY

Millenary, short-headed by Persian Punch in that never-to-be-forgotten Jockey Club Cup 12 months ago, proved an appropriate winner of the Group Three race which carried the prefix of the much-lamented Jeff Smith stayer for the very first time.


Richard Quinn was always cantering on Millenary and, though 20-1 shot Franklins Gardens never stopped battling out in front, once Richard Quinn released the elastic band they quickly put a lid on the race, the 2000 St Leger winner scoring by a length and a quarter.


So full of himself was Millenary afterwards that he threw his head up walking back to the winner’s enclosure and caught stable lass Lindsay Goble on the forehead.

It proved no more than a nick, and, following attention from the medical staff, she declared herself A1.


Winning trainer John Dunlop said: “Millenary has enjoyed a wonderful season, and winning three Cups (Yorkshire, Doncaster and Jockey Club) is not a bad effort.


“He might be a seven-year-old entire, but he has retained all his ability and enthusiasm and, unless he receives a tempting offer through the winter, Neil Jones, his owner, is keen to race on for another season.”


PLACED QUOTES RACE SEVEN
PERSIAN PUNCH JOCKEY CLUB CUP

GARDENS STARTING TO FLOWER AT LAST

“This horse’s problems have been plaguing me all year and he has really only come right in the last month,” said Mark Tompkins after Franklins Gardens had finished runner-up to last year’s short head second Millenary in the Persian Punch Jockey Club Cup.


“He has had pulled muscles, cracks, and he just hasn’t been right. He has gradually got himself fit by running and I came here today thinking that he was sure to run a big race if he got the trip.


“He stayed really well and was just beaten by an older and more experienced horse; he has not run that many times and just isn’t as strong as the winner.


“But now that he is right he has shown that he is a proper horse and we can have a real Cup campaign with him next year.”


Seamus Mullins was equally happy with the display by third placed 66-1 shot True Lover, his first runner in a Group race.


“He had some good form when he was younger and won the Swedish and Norwegian St Legers, and he has been a much improved horse over hurdles, ending up with a good second in a big race at Haydock.


“We want to run him in the stayers’ hurdle at The Open at Cheltenham next month and were wondering what to do with him before that. So we decided to come here and see what happened; he might have finished tailed off right out the back, but he has run brilliantly.


“Now we can maybe try to have a flat campaign with him next year, though he is a real soft ground horse; it would be a waste of time running him on the firm.”


WINNING QUOTES RACE EIGHT
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS LONDON DARLEY STAKES

AUTUMN GLORY MAKES IT ALL

The last race of Champions’ Day, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Darley Stakes, saw Autumn Glory and Steve Drowne make all the running and hold on well to beat Sights on Gold by two lengths.


“He’s a good horse when he gets his ground like this,” said the five-year-old’s trainer Geoff Wragg, who had much fancied the winner for Ascot’s Royal Hunt Cup, only for the ground to come up too firm.


“When he can do what he did there, just lob along in front doing nothing, he takes nothing out of himself, but I don’t know about the Hunt Cup next year.


“He definitely stays in training, but now that he is a Group 111 winner I don’t know what the handicapper will do with him.”


GOING NEWS AT 10 AM

After the persistent rain through the last two days the going for Champions’ Day remains


SOFT.



“We have had 29 millimetres of rain in the last 48 hours,” said clerk of the course Michael Prosser. “There were eight millimetres after racing yesterday but there has been none since midnight.


“The forecast is for the day to start overcast but gradually get brighter and the rise in the temperature could lead to the odd shower this afternoon.


“The stalls will be on the stands’ side for races of ten furlongs and shorter.”


PERSIAN PUNCH MEMORIAL FUND SET UP AT NEWMARKET

Fundraising starts on Champions’ Day

Newmarket Racecourses launches a fundraising campaign today, Champions’ Day, to help finance a permanent memorial to Persian Punch on the Rowley Mile.

The racecourse is starting the fund with its own £10,000 donation with the aim of commissioning a bronze of the horse who won the hearts of flat racing followers across the globe.


The gallant, Jeff Smith-owned stayer, who won more races at Newmarket than at any other course, recorded the final victory of his career on Champions’ Day last year when winning his third Jockey Club Cup with one of his trademark, battling finishes.

The race has been renamed the Persian Punch Jockey Club Cup for this year and members of his fan club are expected to travel from far and wide to be at the Home of Racing on Saturday to remember their hero who died from a heart attack at Ascot early this season.


Lisa Hancock, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses, said: “In consultation with Jeff Smith and the Persian Punch Fan Club, we are delighted to be going ahead with a permanent memorial to Persian Punch here on the Rowley Mile. Anyone who witnessed that incredible triumph twelve months ago and the scenes of jubilation around the winners’ enclosure afterwards will associate Champions’ Day and the Rowley Mile with “Punch” for years to come.


“Bronzes are not cheap – two-thirds life size will cost around £50,000 and life-size around £90,000 - so we are hoping for a strong response to the appeal. If we raise more than we need, the surplus will be split between the Racehorse Rehabilitation Centre and the Injured Jockeys’ Fund.”

Members of the fan club will be on hand today to collect donations from racegoers. Anyone who donates £10 or more can have their name printed in a Persian Punch Memorial Fund contributors’ book, which will be on display at the Rowley Mile on racedays once the statue has been unveiled next year. Anyone who donates £500 or more can have their name on a plaque on the statue’s plinth.


Highdown, the publishers of Lee Mottershead’s book, “Persian Punch, The Authorised Tribute”, are generously donating £1 for every copy of the book sold today.

Jeff Smith, David Elsworth, who trained Persian Punch throughout his career, and Lee Mottershead are all signing copies of the book in a tent by the parade ring. Lester Piggott is also here to sign copies of his recent book, from which £1 will also be donated to the Persian Punch Memorial Fund.

Letheby & Christopher, meanwhile, the Rowley Mile caterers, are selling a “Persian Punch” punch, with £1 donated to the fund for every glass sold.

Other fundraising plans will be announced in due course. Details and a wealth of information about Persian Punch can be found on the fan club’s official website www.persianpunch.co.uk


NEWMARKET AWAITS “THE HIGHEST-CLASS RACEDAY EVER STAGED IN BRITAIN”

“I’m not aware that there has ever been a raceday in Britain with seven Group Races, not to mention one of the season’s top handicaps on a sensational eight-race card,” said Newmarket’s Managing Director, Lisa Hancock this morning about today’s Champions’ Day card.


“Moreover, all the individual races look on paper to be as strong, if not stronger, than in recent years. Overall, Champions’ Day looks certain to live up to its name in no uncertain terms this year on what must surely be the highest-class raceday ever staged in Britain. If ever there was a time to “Come Racing”, then this is it!”

TICKETS

Advance sales have been very strong as usual this year, but tickets for all enclosures at Newmarket are available today:

Day Members £35
Grandstand & Paddock £20
Family Enclosure £7

All accompanied children aged under 16 admitted FREE to all enclosures.

CHAMPIONS PAST & PRESENT
SIGN PRINTS AND BOOKS

Frankie Dettori, Kieren Fallon, Lester Piggott and David Elsworth will be among those signing books or prints for the public at Champions’ Day. The signings will take place, mainly before racing, close to the Newmarket shop by the Parade Ring.

PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL
For those not wanting to miss out on the lunchtime, pay-per-view game in the Premiership, Birmingham vs Manchester United, it will be shown on the big screen on the Hyperion Lawn (accessible to all Members Enclosure and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure racegoers). Kick-off is at 12.45pm.



Punters out to win big on Champion's Day!

Champion's Day at Newmarket brings with it not only high-quality races but also the chance for players to win big in the totescoop6.

For the second week in succession, the bet was lost by the final leg meaning that a massive £295,090 is currently in the win fund.

With the bonus fund even bigger and standing at £395,495, a single winner is in line to win a possible £850,000.

Races this week are divided between Newmarket and Catterick. The standard of racing at Newmarket will mean that punters will have to be on the top of their game especially when one of the races is the totesport Cesarewitch.

However, punters will take comfort in the fact that the favourite has a decent win ratio in the race - 17% - which should make it easier to call than the first leg of the Autumn Double, the totesport Cambridgeshire.

Tote Direct staff will also be hoping for a winner as, to coincide with the totesport sponsored autumn double, the shop staff incentive will be doubled to £10,000.

Five of the races will be shown live on Channel 4, whilst a recording of the 3.00 will be shown in sequence meaning that viewers can still keep track of their selections.

totescoop6 TV Legs

Leg 1 2.05 Newmarket - Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes
Leg 2 2.25 Catterick - totescoop6 Catterick Dash
Leg 3 2.45 Newmarket- totesport Cesarewitch
Leg 4 3.00 Catterick - Catterickbridge.co.uk Nursery
Leg 5 3.25 Newmarket - Emirates Airline Champion Stakes
Leg 6 4.00 Newmarket- Darley Dewhurst Stakes


FIRST RACE RESULT
1.05pm CORNWALLIS STAKES

Class A1, Group Three, Ù30,000. For 2yo, 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group Three race 5lb; of a Group One or Group Two race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: Ù17,400; 2nd: Ù6,600; 3rd: Ù3,300; 4th: Ù1,500; 5th: Ù750; 6th: Ù450

1 CASTELLETTO (John Fretwell) Bryan McMahon 2- 8-09 Graham Gibbons [6] 15-2
2 CORNUS (David Mort) Richard Hannon 2- 8-12 Ryan Moore [3] 12-1
3 KAY TWO (Hugh McGahon) Frances Crowley IRE 2- 9-01 Mick Kinane [9] 5-1
4 JOSEPH HENRY (John Brown & Megan Dennis) Mark Johnston 2- 8-12 Kevin Darley [5]
5 PRINCE CHARMING (Sheikh Mohammed) John Gosden 2- 9-01 Frankie Dettori [14] 10-3 fav
6 TOURNEDOS (Ridgeway Downs Racing) Mick Channon 2- 9-03 Ted Durcan [4]
7 BUNDITTEN (Andrew Reid) Andrew Reid 2- 8-09 John Egan [13]
8 SUMORA (Sangster Family) Gerard Butler 2- 8-12 Jimmy Fortune [11]
9 AMAZIN (K Panos) Richard Hannon 2- 8-12 Richard Hughes [2]
10 RIGHT ANSWER (Christopher Shankland) Alan Jarvis 2- 8-09 Kieren Fallon [8]
11 PITCH UP (B Chamley) Terry Mills 2- 8-12 Gary Carter [10]

11 ran Non-runners: No 7 Mystical Land (ground); No 12 Key Secret (ground); and No 14 Sharplaw Star (ground)
Time: 1m 1.79s Dist: 3/4, 1 1/4, hd, 1, 1, nk, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 3/4, nk
Breeder: Capt J Wilson Breeding: b f Komaite - Malcesine (Auction Ring)
Tote Win: £9.20 Places: £2.30; £2.90; £1.60 Exacta: £106.00

Winning trainer:-Name: McMahon, Bryan Arthur
Date of birth:1937; Date of first licence:1971; Previous occupation:Apprentice jockey with Jack Waugh,spells with Harvey Leader and Gordon Powell,and permit trainer; Horses in training (1999-2004): 44:37:41:39:15: n/r Wins in a season (1982-2003):15:19:8:19:8: 6:20:21:22 :14:31:22:30 :21:19 :33:32:24:32:21:20:35 Major wins include: William Hill Lincoln Handicap (1995 Roving Minstrel), Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes (1998 Yorkies Boy, 2003 Needwood Blade), Cornwallis Stakes (2004 Castelletto) Trains at Woodside Farm, Tamworth, Staffordshire Wins This Year: 26

Winning jockey:-Name: Gibbons, Graham Wins 2000-2003: 7; 54; 45; 34 Background: Was apprenticed to Reg Hollinshead. Son of psychiatric nurse. On horseback since the age of seven, he is a former all-Ireland pony club champion Major wins include: Cornwallis Stakes (2004 Castelletto) Wins This Year: 28


SECOND RACE RESULT
1.35pm OWEN BROWN ROCKFEL STAKES

Class A1, Group Two, £70,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 7f. Weights: 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group One or Group Two race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050

1 MAIDS CAUSEWAY (Martin Schwartz) Barry Hills 2- 8-12 Michael Hills [1] 3-1fav
2 PENKENNA PRINCESS (Mrs H Chamberlain) Ralph Beckett 2- 8-09 Seb Sanders [10] 7-1
3 FAVOURITA (Wyck Hall Stud) Clive Brittain 2- 8-09 Richard Quinn [7] 7-1
4 BIBURY FLYER (Ridgeway Downs Racing) Mick Channon 2- 8-09 Ted Durcan [3]
5 CHEROKEE (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2- 8-12 Jamie Spencer [4]
6 JUSTAQUESTION (Christopher Shankland) Ian Wood 2- 8-09 Jimmy Fortune [5]
7 SHE'S MY OUTSIDER (Lewis Caterers) Ian Wood 2- 8-09 Frannie Norton [9]
8 FEN SHUI (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2- 8-09 Frankie Dettori [8]

8 ran Non-runner: No 8 Shanghai Lily (ground); No 10 Shohrah (ground) and No 11 Spirit Of Chester (ground)
Time: 1m 28.93s Dist: sh, 3/4, 3 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 4, 9
Breeder: The Vallee Des Reves Syndicate Breeding: ch f Giant’s Causeway -Vallee Des Reves (Kingmambo)
Tote Win: £4.10 Places: £1.40; £1.90; £2.00 Exacta: £27.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (4) UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), 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), MBNA Europe Bank Chester Vase (1979 Cracaval, 1973 Proverb, 1999 Peshtigo, 2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Cheshire Oaks (1992 Aquamarine, 1994 Bolas, 1998 High And Low, 1999 Valentine Girl), Jardine Lloyd Thompson Dee Stakes (1970 Golden Monad, 1972 Our Mirage, 1973 Natsun, 1975 Ravel, 1979 Two Of Diamonds, 1985 Infantry, 1987 Sir Harry Lewis, 1989 Free Sweater, 1990 Blue Stag, 1998 Prolix, 2002 Sohaib) Wins in a season (1987-2003): 96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107:91:107 Horses in training (1984-2004):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168, 186 Wins this year: 73

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. 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), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home) Wins (1990-2003):61,65,91,86,89,73,80,84,61,94,73,58,66,58 Wins in 2004: 63


THIRD RACE RESULT
2.05pm VICTOR CHANDLER CHALLENGE STAKES

Class A1, Group Two, £100,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo+, 7f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2004, a winner of a Group One or Group Two race 4lb.Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 2lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £58,000; 2nd: £22,000; 3rd: £11,000; 4th: £5,000; 5th: £2,500; 6th: £1,500

1 FIREBREAK (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5- 9-04 Frankie Dettori [9] 11-2
2 KELTOS (L Marinopoulos) Carlos Laffon-Parias FR 6- 9-00 Olivier Peslier [13] 6-1
3 POLAR BEAR (Brian Haggas) William Haggas 4- 9-00 Kieren Fallon [7] 5-1 fav
4 POLAR WAY (Khalid Abdulla) Amanda Perrett 5- 9-00 Richard Hughes [14]
5 BALMONT (Sanford Robertson) Jeremy Noseda 3- 8-12 Jamie Spencer [8]
6 CARADAK (HH Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 3- 8-12 Mick Kinane [2]
7 VANDERLIN (JC, JR & SR Hitchins) Andrew Balding 5- 9-00 Martin Dwyer [1]
8 BADMINTON (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3- 8-09 Kerrin McEvoy [4]
9 POLAR BEN (Simon Gibson) James Fanshawe 5- 9-00 Johnny Murtagh [10]
10 CAPE FEAR (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds II) Brian Meehan 3- 8-12 Jimmy Fortune [5]
11 GOLDEN NUN (T & Mrs M Holdcroft) Tim Easterby 4- 8-11 Richard Quinn [6]
12 TAHIRAH (C Murfitt) Rae Guest 4- 8-11 Seb Sanders [3]

12 ran Non-runner: No 2 Pastoral Pursuits (ground) and No 3 Ashdown Express (ground) Time: 1m 27.22s
Dist: 1, nk, 2 1/2, 1 3/4, 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, sh, 1 1/2, 18, 8 Breeder: R Williams Breeding: b h Charnwood Forest - Breakaway (Song)
Tote Win: £5.00 Places: £2.50; £1.90; £2.10 Exacta: £36.40

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. British Classic wins: (11) 2,000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1,000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); betfair.com St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq, 2004 Rule Of Law) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), French 2000 Guineas (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre); Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard); Breeders Cup Turf (2001 Fantastic Light), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend); Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross; 2000 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1998 Sea Wave), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre) Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light), Man O'War Stakes (2000 Fantastic Light), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1999 Kayf Tara), Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2001 Kutub), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Premio Vittorio Di Capua (2001 and 2002 Slickly), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Handicap (2002 Imperial Gesture), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture), Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), American Oaks (2002 Jilbab), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera), Grosser Bugatti Preis (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool), Royal Lodge Stakes (2004 Perfectperformance) Wins in a season (1995-2003) 14:48:41:38:41:17:24:21:23 Other details: Champion trainer 1996;1999 Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1,000 Guineas Wins This Season: 119
Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) First Success: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986) Classic wins; (9) Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Ascot Gold Cup (1992, 1993 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend),Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr); Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel); Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad),); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir, 2001 Noverre), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera); Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara); Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), National Stakes (2004 Dubawi), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2000 Atlantis Prince, 2004 Perfectperformance)Wins 1987-2003: 8,22,75^,141,94,101,149,233*,217*,123,176,132,132,47,94,69,101 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins this season: 187 Wins In 2004: 190

FOURTH RACE RESULT
2.45pm TOTE CESAREWITCH

Class B1, Heritage Handicap, £130,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo+, 2m 2f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb. Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently the excess over 110 in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after August 28, a winner of a Class/Category D race 3lb; of a Class/Category C race 5lb; of a Class A or B race 7lb.Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £75,400; 2nd: £28,600; 3rd: £14,300; 4th: £6,500; 5th: £3,250; 6th: £1,950

1 CONTACT DANCER (Michael Watt) Mark Johnston 5- 8-02 Royston Ffrench [18] 16/1
2 MR ED (Gwilym Morris) Peter Bowen 6- 7-13 Jimmy Quinn [12] 10/1 jt-fav
3 HIGH POINT (The Aedean Partnership) Gerry Enright 6- 7-12 Simon Whitworth [32] 50/1
4 QUEDEX (Fox & Cub Partnership) Richard Price 8- 7-05 Colin Haddon (7) [19] 33/1
5 ESCAYOLA (Mrs M Findlay) William Haggas 4- 8-09 John Egan [35] 20/1
6 LAND 'N STARS (Kenneth Wilkinson) Jamie Poulton 4- 8-02(inc 1lbow) Paul Doe [20]
7 MIRJAN (Barbara Lungo) Len Lungo 8- 8-12 Paul Hanagan [29]
8 DISTANT PROSPECT (The Rae Smiths & Pauline Gale) Andrew Balding 7- 8-11 Frankie Dettori [3] 10/1 jt-fav
9 TRANCE (Nigel Shields) David Barron 4- 8-02(inc 1lbow) Philip Makin (5) [16]
10 KRISTENSEN (Equiname Ltd) Don Eddy 5- 7-10(inc 1lbow) Frankie McDonald (3) [26]
11 THE LAST CAST (D Barrie) Hughie Morrison 5- 7-09 Fran Ferris (3) [7]
12 HALLAND (The Headquarters Partnership Ltd) Nick Littmoden 6- 7-12 Nicky Mackay (3) [10]
13 THEATRE (Lone Star Racing Partnership) Jamie Poulton 5- 7-12 Adrian McCarthy [5]
14 DUBAI SEVEN STARS (Martin Pipe) Martin Pipe 6- 7-07 Dominic Fox (5) [36]
15 HISTORIC PLACE (Miss G Bishop & Bernard Keay) Toby Balding 4- 7-10 Richard Thomas (3) [31]
16 MONOLITH (Elite Racing Club) Len Lungo 6- 7-12(inc 4lbow) Nelson De Souza (5) [33]
17 ALMIZAN (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 4- 8-01 Chris Catlin [30]
18 NO REFUGE (W Sturt - Osborne House III) Sir Mark Prescott 4- 9-12 Seb Sanders [9]
19 LAGGAN BAY (Mitchell Block) Stan Moore 4- 7-05 Dean Fentiman (7) [34
20 PENNY PICTURES (Terry Neill) Martin Pipe 5- 8-06 Ryan Moore [21]
21 ASTYANAX (Lady Katharine Watts) Sir Mark Prescott 4- 7-12 Jamie Mackay [13]
22 NAKWA (Alan Dick) Eric Alston 6- 8-01(inc 3lbow) Alan Daly [11]
23 MIDAS WAY (Alexandra Chandris) Patrick Chamings 4- 9-00 Johnny Murtagh [4]
24 KING EIDER (Angela Rix & Partners) Brian Ellison 5- 8-05 Ted Durcan [23]
25 IT'S DEFINITE (R Owen & P Fullagar) Peter Bowen 5- 7-13(inc 1lbow) Frannie Norton [24]
26 STANCE (N Jones) Gary Moore 5- 7-05 John Jones (7) [2]
27 MUJALINA (Mr & Mrs M Bovingdon & C Langley) Martin Pipe 6- 7-13 David Kinsella [22]
28 TUNGSTEN STRIKE (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 3- 8-01 Martin Dwyer [14]
29 GLORY QUEST (WRB Racing 40 (Wrbracing.com)) Gay Kelleway 7- 7-11(inc2lbow) Brian Reilly (3) [17
30 MANA D'ARGENT (Daniel Couper) Mark Johnston 7- 8-07 Joe Fanning [6]
31 TEMPSFORD (Syndicate 2001) Sir Mark Prescott 4- 8-05 Darryll Holland [27]
32 IT'S THE LIMIT (John Bodie) Amanda Perrett 5- 8-11 Mick Kinane [8]
33 KALUANA COURT (Derek & Cheryl Holder) Richard Price 8- 7-07 Natalia Gemelova (5) [28]
34 PUSHKIN (Mitaab Abdullah) Mark Johnston 6- 9-10 Kevin Darley [25]

34 ran Non-runners: No 7 High Action (ground); No 11 Numitas (ground) and No 35 Moonshine Beach (ground)
Time: 3m 58.52s Breeder: Baroda & Baronrath Studs Breeding: b g Sadler’s Wells - Rain Queen (Rainbow Quest)
Dist: 1/2, hd, 1/2, 1, 1/2, 1/2, nk, 1, hd, 1 1/4, nk, 1 1/4, 2, 1 3/4, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, nk, 4, 2 1/2, 5, 1/2, 1 1/2, 14, 16, 1 3/4, 3, nk, 1 3/4, 10, 11, 7, dist, 22 Tote Win: £13.70 Places: £3.00; £2.40; £15.30; £7.80 Exacta: £117.50

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born:Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Classic wins: (2) UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Peugeot Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Betdaq Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction) Wins in a season (1987-2003): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139 Number of horses in training (1987-2004): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a:n/a Wins This Year: 107

Winning jockey:- Name: Ffrench, Royston Apprenticeship: British Racing School and with Luca Cumani Major wins: St Simon Stakes (1997 Kaliana), totesport Cesarewitch (1996 Inchcailloch and 2004 Contact Dancer) Wins 2001-2003: 20; 27; 49 Wins this season: 44


FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.25pm EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES

Class A1, Group One, £370,800. For 3yo+, 1m 2f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £215,064; 2nd: £81,576; 3rd: £40,788; 4th: £18,540; 5th: £9,270; 6th: £5,562

1 HAAFHD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3- 8-11 Richard Hills [9] 12/1
2 CHORIST (Cheveley Park Stud) William Haggas 5- 8-13 Kieren Fallon [4] 20/1
3 AZAMOUR (HH Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE) 3- 8-11 Mick Kinane [10] 6/1
4 NORSE DANCER (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 4- 9-02 John Egan [7]
5 REFUSE TO BEND (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4- 9-02 Kerrin McEvoy [8]
6 SALSELON (Scuderia Briantea Sri) Luca Cumani 5- 9-02 Johnny Murtagh [2]
7 DOYEN (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4- 9-02 Frankie Dettori [5] 3/1 fav
8 MINGUN (Niarchos Family) Aidan O'Brien(IRE) 4- 9-02 Jamie Spencer [11]
9 LUCKY STORY (Gainsborough Stud) Mark Johnston 3- 8-11 Darryll Holland [3]
10 NAHEEF (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5- 9-02 Ted E Durcan [1]
PU MISTER MONET (Syndicate 2002) Mark Johnston 3- 8-11 Kevin Darley [6]

11 ran
Time: 2m 6.90s Dist: 2 1/2, 1, 6, 1/2, nk, 1 3/4, 6, dist, dist
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Co Ltd Breeding: (Blushing Groom)
Tote Win: £13.40 Places: £3.90; £4.20; £2.50 Exacta: £352.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (4) UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), 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, 2004 Haafhd), 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), MBNA Europe Bank Chester Vase (1979 Cracaval, 1973 Proverb, 1999 Peshtigo, 2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Cheshire Oaks (1992 Aquamarine, 1994 Bolas, 1998 High And Low, 1999 Valentine Girl), Jardine Lloyd Thompson Dee Stakes (1970 Golden Monad, 1972 Our Mirage, 1973 Natsun, 1975 Ravel, 1979 Two Of Diamonds, 1985 Infantry, 1987 Sir Harry Lewis, 1989 Free Sweater, 1990 Blue Stag, 1998 Prolix, 2002 Sohaib) Wins in a season (1987-2003): 96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84:79:78:109:72:107:91:107
Horses in training (1984-2004):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168, 186 Wins this year: 74

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (4) UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), 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); Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 Haafhd), 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), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master; 2001 Mutamam; 2004 Bandari), Champagne Stakes (2004 Etlaala) Wins (1990-2003):56, 67,52,57,59,70,71,85,83,77,81,79,81,75 Wins This Year: 65

SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.00pm DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES

Class A1, Group One, £263,400 guaranteed. For 2yo, 7f. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £152,772; 2nd: £57,948; 3rd: £28,974; 4th: £13,170; 5th: £6,585; 6th: £3,951

1 SHAMARDAL (Gainsborough Stud) Mark Johnston 2- 9-00 Kevin Darley [4] 9/2
2 ORATORIO Aidan O'Brien(IRE) 2- 9-00 J P Spencer [10] 15-2
3 MONTGOMERY'S ARCH Peter Chapple-Hyam 2- 9-00 Michael J Kinane [1] 10/1
4 ICEMAN (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 2- 9-00 J Fortune [11]
5 LIBRETTIST (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2- 9-00 K McEvoy [9]
6 TREMAR (T Jacobs) Terry Mills 2- 9-00 Gary Carter [5]
7 PERFECTPERFORMANCE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2- 9-00 L Dettori [8]
8 ETLAALA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2- 9-00 Richard Hills [6] 9/4fav
9 HOME AFFAIRS (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2- 9-00 Kieren Fallon [7]

9 ran Non-runners: No 1 Democratic Deficit (vet’s certificate) and Henrik (ground)
Time: 1m 27.16s Dist: 2 1/2, nk, 1/2, 3/4, 8, 4, 4, 1 1/4
Breeder: Brilliant Stable Breeding: b c Giant’s Causeway - Helsinki (Machiavellian)
Tote Win: £5.30 Places: £2.10; £2.40; £2.10 Exacta: £39.30

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born:Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Classic wins: (2) UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Peugeot Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Betdaq Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal) Wins in a season (1987-2003): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139 Number of horses in training (1987-2004): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a:n/a Wins This Year: 108

Winning jockey:-Name: Darley, Kevin Paul. Born: Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 5/8/60 Apprenticeship: 1976, with Reg Hollinshead. First winner: Dust Up (Haydock 5/8/77) Classic Wins (2): St Leger (2002 Bollin Eric); UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Wokingham Handicap (1996 Emerging Market), Jersey Stakes (2000 Observatory), Queen Mary Stakes (2000 Romantic Myth, 2003 Attraction), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star), King George V H’cap (2002 Systematic), Hardwicke Stakes (2002 Zindabad), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Sandringham Rated Stakes (2004 Celtic Heroine), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing, 2001 High Chaparral), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2002 Where Or When), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium, 2002 Love Everlasting), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Betdaq Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction, 1995 Warning Shadows, Laa Confederation), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal) Wins 1991-03: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 118; 155; 162; 113; 125 Wins in 2004: 81 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000

SEVENTH RACE RESULT
4.35pm PERSIAN PUNCH JOCKEY CLUB CUP

Class A1, Group Three, £60,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo+, 2m. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 4lb; fillies 8st 1lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2004, a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group Two race 5lb; of a Group One race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £34,800; 2nd: £13,200; 3rd: £6,600; 4th: £3,000; 5th: £1,500; 6th: £900

1 MILLENARY (L Neil Jones) John Dunlop 7- 9-05 Richard Quinn [6] 7-2jt-fav
2 FRANKLINS GARDENS (Mrs M Barwell) Mark Tompkins 4- 9-00 Darryll Holland [9] 20/1
3 TRUE LOVER (First Impressions Racing Group 3) Seamus Mullins 7- 9-00 Steve
Drowne [14] 66/1
4 DANCING BAY (Elite Racing Club) Nicky Henderson 7- 9-00 Willie Ryan [3] 7-2jt-fav
5 GOLD MEDALLIST (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 4- 9-05 Richard Hughes [4]
6 DEFINING (Mrs V Shelton) James Fanshawe 5- 9-00 Johnny Murtagh [5]
7 ANAK PEKAN (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 4- 9-00 Philip Robinson [15]
8 MKUZI (Sheikh Mohammed) John Oxx IRE) 5- 9-03 Mick Kinane [8]
9 SHANTY STAR (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4- 9-00 Kevin Darley [10]

10 POLE STAR (D Russell) James Fanshawe 6- 9-00 Michael Hills [12]
11 KASTHARI (Elliott Brothers) Howard Johnson 5- 9-05 Paul Hanagan [1]

11 ran Non-runners: No 1 First Charter (ground); No 9 Delsarte (vet’s certificate); No 10 Fight Your Corner (vet’s certificate) and No 12 Ovambo (ground)
Time: 3m 32.10s Dist: 1 1/4, 4, 1, 1, 5, 5, 5, 6, 1 3/4, 5
Breeder: Abergwaun Farms Breeding: b h Rainbow Quest - Ballerina (Dancing Brave)
Tote Win: £3.90 Places: £1.90; £4.90; £8.70 Exacta: £97.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 First winner: Tamino, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, April 27, 1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to N J Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Vodafone Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Vodafone Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1973 Scottish Rifle), July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (2001 Right Wing), John Porter Stakes (2001 Lucido), Jockey Club Stakes (2001 Millenary), Sagaro Stakes (2002 Give Notice), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003 Millenary), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1987 Sergeyevich, 1990 Lucky Moon) Wins in a season (1984-2003):89:62 :106:61 :66:66:78:58:75:93:82:126:88:96:111:122:97:107:79:86
Horses in training (1985-2004):177:200:192:194 :169:148 :126:131:129:131:142:157:161:153 :183:187: 172:198:178:162:155 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex Other details: Champion trainer 1995 Wins this season: 48

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard. Born: Stirling, Scotland, 2/12/61 Apprenticeship: With Paul Cole, First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Classic wins: (3) St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Fillies Mile’ (1991 Culture Vulture), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Royal Hunt Cup (1986 Patriach, 2004 Mine) Wins This Year: 62

EIGHTH RACE RESULT

5.10pm ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS LONDON DARLEY STAKES

Class A1, Group 3 Race, £60,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo+, 1m 1f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2004, a winner of a Group Three race 4lb; of a Group Two race 6lb; of a Group One race 8lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £34,800; 2nd: £13,200; 3rd: £6,600; 4th: £3,000; 5th: £1,500; 6th: £900

1 AUTUMN GLORY (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 4- 9-04 Steve Drowne [7] 9/2 jt-fav
2 SIGHTS ON GOLD (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5- 9-04 Frankie Dettori [3] 6/1
3 BABODANA (M Bowring) Mark Tompkins 4- 9-00 Darryll Holland [4] 9/1
4 FRUHLINGSSTURM (Gary Tanaka) Michael Jarvis 4- 9-00 Philip Robinson[20]
5= ORCADIAN (Jeff Smith) James Eustace 3- 8-10 John Egan [16]
5= BATTLE CHANT (Cheveley Park Stud) Amanda Perrett 4- 9-00 Ryan Moore[18]
7 IMPERIAL STRIDE (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 3- 8-10 Kieren Fallon [9]
8 PAWN BROKER (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 7- 9-00 Richard Hughes [13]
9 BONECRUSHER (Mohammed Rashid) David Loder 5- 9-00 Seb Sanders [17]
10 ALMURAAD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3- 8-10 Richard Hills [6]
11 GATWICK (Henry Ponsonby) Mick Channon 3- 8-10 Richard Quinn [12] 9/2 jt-fav
12 SOLDERA (Wood Hall Stud Ltd) James Fanshawe 4- 8-11 Johnny Murtagh [2]
13 BRINDISI (M Dixon) Barry Hills 3- 8-07 Michael Hills [19]
14 MUTAHAYYA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3- 8-10 Willie Supple [10]
15 ETESAAL (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4- 9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [11]
16 DANDOUN (Prince A Faisal) John Dunlop 6- 9-00 Ian Mongan [14]

16 ran Non-runners: No 1 Alkaadhem (ground); No 8 Duck Row (ground);No 12 Spanish Don (ground);No 13 Tout Seul (ground); No 16 Ecomium (ground); No 17 Fongs Thong (ground); and No 22 Skidmark (ground)
Time: 1m 54.96s
Dist: 2, 1 3/4, 1 1/2, hd, dh, 1 3/4, nk, nk, 2 1/2, 1, 3/4, 2, 1 3/4, 3, dist
Breeder: Margaret Conlon Breeding: b c Charnwood Forest - Archipova (Ela-Mana-Mou)
Tote Win: £6.00 Places: £2.30; £3.00; £3.50 Exacta: £33.00

Winning trainer:-Name: Wragg, Geoffrey; Date of birth:9/1/30 Previous Occupation:Assistant to father Harry Wragg; First Trainers’ licence: February 1983 First winner: Hard Kingdom, Newcastle, April 4, 1983 Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1983 Teenoso): Other Major wins:Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights) King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1984 Teenoso, 1996 Pentire), Prince of Wales's Stakes (1996 First Island), Sussex Stakes (1992 Marling, 1996 First Island), Coronation Stakes (1992 Marling, 1997 Rebecca Sharp, 1998 Balisada), Lockinge Stakes (1989 Most Welcome, 1997 First Island), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Letheby & Christopher Cheshire Oaks (1985 Helenetta, 1989 Braiswick; 2001 Rockerlong; 2004 Hidden Hope), Ormonde Stakes (2001 and 2002 St Expedit; 2003 Asian Heights), Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), September Stakes (1991 Young Buster, 2002 Asian Heights), Wins In A Season (1989-2003): 25:32:51:45:35:33:33:28:27:14:22:27:29:26:16
Number of horses in training (1983-2004): 69:74:76 :78:74 :81:84:84:68:67:64 :68:60:61:64:69:58:44:50:60:59:50 Trains at Abington Place, Newmarket, Suffolk Wins this season: 34

Winning jockey:-Name: Drowne, Steven Born: December 10, 1971 Based at Hungerford, Berkshire. Previously tutored at the British Racing School, a short period with Chuck Spares, and two years apiece with Richard Holder and Ron Hodges. Riding Weight: 8st 2lb First Winner: Sigwell’s Gold, Chepstow September 15, 1990 Winners (1995 to 2003): 25; 43; 57; 25; 36; 36; 80; 104; 108 Seasonal Best: 80 winners last season Wins This Year: 76

LEADING TRAINERS AT END OF MEETING

Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Barry Hills 4 2 -
Mark Johnston 3 - -
Saeed bin Suroor 2 2 1
David Elsworth 2 - -
Bryan McMahon 2 - -
Sir Michael Stoute 2 - -
John Dunlop 1 1 2
Mick Channon 1 1 -
James Fanshawe 1 - 1
Milton Bradley 1 - -
Neville Callaghan 1 - -
Hughie Morrison 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - -
Geoff Wragg 1 - -
Richard Hannon - 3 1
Ralph Beckett - 2 -
William Haggas - 1 1
Amanda Perrett - 1 1
Mark Tompkins - 1 1
David Arbuthnot - 1 -
Toby Balding - 1 -
Peter Bowen - 1 -
Tony Carroll - 1 -
Roger Ingram - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Carlos Laffon-Parias - 1 -
Aidan O’ Brien - 1 -
Vince Smith - 1 -
Peter Chapple-Hyam - - 2
Michael Bell - - 1
Clive Brittain - - 1
Gerard Butler - - 1
David Chapman - - 1
Frances Crowley IRE - - 1
Gerry Enright - - 1
John Jenkins - - 1
George Moore - - 1
Seamus Mullins - - 1
John Oxx IRE - - 1
Lynda Ramsden - - 1
Kevin Ryan - - 1
Chris Wall - - 1

LEADING JOCKEYS AT END OF MEETING
Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Frankie Dettori 3 2 2
Richard Quinn 3 2 2
Graham Gibbons 2 - -
Steve Drowne 2 - 1
Darryll Holland 1 2 2
Michael Hills 1 2 -
Ryan Moore 1 2 -
Eddie Ahern 1 - 1
Kevin Darley 1 - 1
Ted Durcan 1 - -
Martin Dwyer 1 - -
Joe Fanning 1 - -
Royston Ffrench 1 - -
Paul Hanagan 1 - -
Richard Hills 1 - -
Frannie Norton 1 - -
Willie Supple ` 1 - -
Jimmy Quinn - 2 -
Kieren Fallon - 1 2
Mick Kinane - 1 2
Seb Sanders - 1 2
Tony Culhane - 1 1
Shane Kelly - 1 1
Nigel Day - 1 -
Nicky Mackay - 1 -
Dane O’Neill - 1 -
Olivier Peslier - 1 -
Philip Robinson - 1 -
Jamie Spencer - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - - 2
Neil Callan - - 1
Chris Catlin - - 1
Willie Ryan - - 1
Simon Whitworth - - 1


THE VALUE BETTING COLUMN EVERY SATURDAY





3.25pm NEWMARKET, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2004



GOING: SOFT


BP = at the time of writing but for the best current odds go to www.BritOdds.com (Click on link above)


THE EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES

Class 1, Group One, £374,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m 2f, 4.00pm Newmarket, Saturday, October 16, 2004. Weights: 3-y-o colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4-y-o+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb.


1) 124-2110 DOYEN (IRE) 4-9-02 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori BP= 7/2
Has won and run well on soft ground but he is said to prefer a faster surface. Disappointed in the Irish Champion Stakes after looking one of the best when running away with the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.


2) 2/1114-3 MINGUN (USA) 4-9-02 Niarchos Family Aidan O'Brien IRE Jamie Spencer BP= 33/1
Only one run in Listed company this season so seems to have little chance.


3) 5- 35815 NAHEEF 5-9-02 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Ted Durcan BP= 200/1
A decent horse in his own right, he is the Godolphin pacemaker.


4) 430441220 NORSE DANCER (IRE) 4-9-02 Jeff Smith David Elsworth John Egan BP= 14/1
Disappointed in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over a mile at Ascot last time but ran well in his previous two starts over this trip. A frustrating horse whose record on soft ground is ambivalent. But the trainer is in fine form.


5) 0-001103 REFUSE TO BEND (IRE) 4-9-02 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Kerrin McEvoy BP= 10/1
Winner of two Group Ones earlier this year and stayed on when third in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over an inadequate mile last time. Should act on this ground.

6) 10-02305232 SALSELON 5-9-02 Scuderia Briantea SRL Luca Cumani Johnny Murtagh BP= 33/1
Unpredictable sort who does not want to win. Has won on soft ground.


7) 013-1133 CHORIST 5-8-13 Cheveley Park Stud William Haggas Kieren Fallon BP= 20/1
Consistent mare who has won a Group One but this is a tougher task.

8) 11-3211 AZAMOUR (IRE) 3-8-11 H H Aga Khan John Oxx IRE Mick Kinane BP= 9/2
The form horse on fast ground - placed in two Guineas and then won two Group Ones.

9) 33-1140 HAAFHD 3-8-11 Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills Richard Hills BP= 10/1
Won the Guineas at Newmarket but has disappointed since. Trainer in good form.


10) 41111-202 LUCKY STORY (USA) 3-8-11 Abdulla BuHaleeba Mark Johnston Darryll Holland BP= 5/1

Deemed a classic hope last year but dis not appear until late this season. Ran well in the QEII at Ascot but seemed to have a very hard race there.

11) 31-21111 MISTER MONET (IRE) 3-8-11 Syndicate 2002 Mark Johnston Kevin Darley BP= 11/2
On a roll but has not run in a Group One yet. Acts on soft ground but his odds are ridiculously short.


SUMMARY
A fascinating race, especially with the ground turning soft. REFUSE TO BEND is the clear value at 10/1 - back each-way



CODEBREAKER POINTERS TO THE BIG THREE RACES ON CHAMPIONS’ DAY, NEWMARKET

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2004

EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES FACTS



The inaugural Emirates Airline Champion Stakes took place in 1877 and was won by Springfield.


The Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, which is for three-year-olds and upwards, is run over a distance of one mile and two furlongs and was sponsored for the first time in 2002 by Emirates Airline, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. The Emirates connection is not new however as the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai have generously supported the contest since 1982.


The only horse to have been successful three times was Tristan in 1882, 1883 and 1884, while there have been 10 dual winners. The Sir Mark Prescott-trained Alborada is the latest of them, taking the 1998 and 1999 renewals. The other dual winners are Triptych (1986, 1987), Brigadier Gerard (1971, 1972), Dynamiter (1951, 1952), Hippius (1940, 1941), Wychwood Abbot (1935, 1936), Fairway (1928, 1929), Orpheus (1920, 1921), Lemberg (1910, 1911) and Velasquez (1897, 1898). This year Rakti could bid to win the race for a second time, having previously been successful in last year’s renewal.


The longest-priced post-war winner was Hurry Harriet at 33/1 in 1973.


Backers did not receive much of a return for their money when Ormonde came in at 1/100 in 1886, making him the shortest-priced winner. Since 1945 the shortest-priced scorer was Petite Etoile at 2/11 in 1959.


The two most successful trainers since 1945 have been Sir Noel Murless and Patrick Biancone with three victories apiece. The former’s wins came with Hugh Lupus in 1956, Petite Etoile three years later and Lorenzaccio in 1970, while Biancone, who was then based in France and is now in America, scored with Palace Music in 1984 and Triptych twice in 1986 and 1987.

Current trainers with two victories each are Henry Cecil (Indian Skimmer 1988 and Bosra Sham 1996), Andre Fabre (Tel Quel 1991 and Dernier Empereur 1994), Sir Mark Prescott (Alborada 1998 and 1999), Sir Michael Stoute (Pilsudski 1997 and Kalanisi 2000) and Barry Hills (1983 Cormorant Wood and Storming Home 2002).


Lester Piggott is the most successful jockey since 1945, winning on five occasions, with his last victory coming on Rodrigo De Triano in 1992. His other four successes came on Petite Etoile (1959), Pieces Of Eight (1966), Sir Ivor (1968) and Giacometti (1974). The most successful current jockey is George Duffield, victorious on the Sir Mark Prescott-trained Alborada in 1998 and 1999. Duffield will not be in action in this year’s contest due to a damaged shoulder.


Fillies and mares have an extremely good record in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes - with 22 of the 59 runnings since 1945 captured by members of the fairer sex. The winning run started in 1957 and since 1980 mares and fillies have won a dozen times.


Three-year-olds have fared much the best since 1945. Horses of classic age have taken 40 renewals as opposed to 15 winning four-year-olds and four successful five-year-olds. No horse older than five has won during this time.


The largest fields since 1945 were in 1976 and 1983 when 19 contestants went to post. Last year there were 12 starters. Only three horses took part in 1959 - the smallest number since 1945.


Five Irish-trained horses have tasted success since 1945. The first was Arctic Storm, trained by John Oxx snr, in 1962. The other four winners from the Emerald Isle were Pieces Of Eight (Vincent O’Brien 1966), Sir Ivor (Vincent O’Brien 1968), Hurry Harriet (Paddy Mullins 1973) and Cairn Rouge (Michael Cunningham 1980).


French-trained horses have seen off the opposition on 19 occasions since 1945. The most recent French-trained winner was Andre Fabre’s Dernier Empereur in 1994. Marguerite Vernaut was the sole success for Italy in 1960.

In 1933 the judge called a dead-heat between Dastur and Chatelaine.



EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES


In last year’s Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, RAKTI was highly impressive beating CARNIVAL DANCER by two lengths with RUSSIAN RHYTHM and ALAMSHAR back in fifth and sixth respectively. Michael Jarvis’s winner had won the 2002 Italian Derby (G1) when trained by Bruno Grizzetti before winning the Premio Presidente della Repubblica (G1) on his first start for the Newmarket handler. This season Rakti has added further Group One successes in the form of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot last month.


In the 2002 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, STORMING HOME defeated MOON BALLAD. Storming Home was subsequently transferred to the yard of Neil Drysdale where he went on to be one of the leading turf horses in North America in 2003 with victories in the Charles Whittingham Handicap (G1) at Hollywood Park and the Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (G1) at Santa Anita. He was also first past the post in the Arlington Million (G1) and captured the $400,000 Jim Murray Handicap at Santa Anita. He was last seen in action when seventh in the G1 John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. Moon Ballad was later successful in the world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup (G1), at Nad Al Sheba the following March and was retired in 2003 to take up stud duties in Japan.


In 2001 NAYEF underlined his class by winning his first Group 1 race which he added to in 2002 with victories in the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) at Nad Al Sheba and the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) at York while last season he landed the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot. He attempted to win a second Emirates Airline Champion Stakes last year but could only finish eighth behind Rakti.


In the 2000 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, two of the world’s middle distance superstars, KALANISI and MONTJEU, fought out the finish. Three weeks later, KALANISI beat America’s best turf horses in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).

Sir Mark Prescott’s filly ALBORADA recorded back-to-back victories in 1998 and 1999. Her first triumph saw World Series Champion DAYLAMI take third place while she was a length and a quarter too strong for SHIVA in 1999.


The Sir Michael Stoute-trained PILSUDSKI was the victorious horse in 1997. He had earlier won both the Coral Eclipse (G1) and Irish Champion Stakes (G1) that season and followed up on his Newmarket success by taking the Japan Cup (G1) on the final start of his career.


EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES WINNERS


Year Horse Jockey Age/Wgt Trainer SP
2003 RAKTI Philip Robinson 4-9-02 Michael Jarvis 11/1
2002 STORMING HOME Michael Hills 4-9-02 Barry Hills 8/1
2001 NAYEF Richard Hills 3-8-11 Marcus Tregoning 3/1f
2000 KALANISI Johnny Murtagh 4-9-02 Sir Michael Stoute 5/1
1999 ALBORADA George Duffield 4-8-13 Sir Mark Prescott 5/1
1998 ALBORADA George Duffield 3-8-08 Sir Mark Prescott 6/1
1997 PILSUDSKI Michael Kinane 5-9-02 Michael Stoute Evsf
1996 BOSRA SHAM Pat Eddery 3-8-08 Henry Cecil 9/4
1995 SPECTRUM John Reid 3-8-10 Peter Chapple-Hyam 5/1
1994 DERNIER EMPEREUR Sylvain Guillot 4-9-04 Andre Fabre FR 8/1
1993 HATOOF Walter Swinburn 4-9-00 Criquette Head FR 5/2f
1992 RODRIGO DE TRIANOLester Piggott 3-8-10 Peter Chapple-Hyam 11/8f
1991 TEL QUEL Thierry Jarnet 3-8-12 Andre Fabre FR 16/1
1990 IN THE GROOVE Steve Cauthen 3-8-09 David Elsworth 9/2
1989 LEGAL CASE Ray Cochrane 3-8-10 Luca Cumani 5/1
1988 INDIAN SKIMMER Michael Roberts 4-9-00 Henry Cecil 8/15f
1987 TRIPTYCH Tony Cruz 5-9-00 Patrick Biancone FR 6/5f
1986 TRIPTYCH Tony Cruz 4-9-00 Patrick Biancone FR 4/1
1985 PEBBLES Pat Eddery 4-9-00 Clive Brittain 9/2
1984 PALACE MUSIC Yves Saint-Martin 3-8-10 Patrick Biancone FR 18/1
1983 CORMORANT WOOD Steve Cauthen 3-8-07 Barry Hills 18/1
1982 TIME CHARTER Billy Newnes 3-8-07 Henry Candy 9/2
1981 VAYRANN Yves Saint-Martin 3-8-10 Francois Mathet FR 15/2
1980 CAIRN ROUGE Tony Murray 3-8-07 Michael Cunningham IRE 6/1
1979 NORTHERN BABY Philippe Paquet 3-8-10 Francois Boutin FR 9/1
1978 SWISS MAID Greville Starkey 3-8-07 Paul Kelleway 9/1
1977 FLYING WATER Yves Saint-Martin 4-9-00 Angel Penna FR 9/1
1976 VITIGES Pat Eddery 3-8-10 Peter Walwyn 22/1
1975 ROSE BOWL Willie Carson 3-8-07 Fulke Johnson Houghton 11/2
1974 GIACOMETTI Lester Piggott 3-8-10 Ryan Price 4/1f
1973 HURRY HARRIET Jean Cruguet 3-8-07 Paddy Mullins IRE 33/1
1972 BRIGADIER GERARD Joe Mercer 4-9-03 Dick Hern 1/3f
1971 BRIGADIER GERARD Joe Mercer 3-8-07 Dick Hern 1/2f
1970 LORENZACCIO Geoff Lewis 5-9-00 Noel Murles 100/7
1969 FLOSSY Jean Deforge 3-8-04 Francois Boutin FR 100/7
1968 SIR IVOR Lester Piggott 3-8-07 Vincent O’Brien IRE 8/11f
1967 REFORM Scobie Breasley 3-8-07 Sir Gordon Richards 100/30
1966 PIECES OF EIGHT Lester Piggott 3-8-07 Vincent O’Brien IRE 5/4f
1965 SILLY SEASON Geoff Lewis 3-8-07 Ian Balding 100/8
1964 BALDRIC II Bill Pyers 3-8-07 Ernie Fellows FR 7/2
1963 HULA DANCER Jean Deforge 3-8-04 Etienne Pollet FR 9/2
1962 ARCTIC STORM Bill Williamson 3-8-07 John Oxx Snr IRE 6/1
1961 BOBAR II Max Garcia 3-8-07 Robert Corme FR 100/8
1960 MARGUERITE VERNAUT Enrico Camici 3-8-04 Ugo Penco ITY 9/4
1959 PETITE ETOILE Lester Piggott 3-8-05 Noel Murless 2/11f
1958 BELLA PAOLA Alain Lequeux 3-8-04 Francois Mathet FR 4/1
1957 ROSE ROYALE II Jean Massard 3-8-04 Alec Head FR 5/2
1956 HUGH LUPUS Rae Johnstone 4-9-00 Noel Murless 3/1f
1955 HAFIZ II Roger Poincelet 3-8-07 Alec Head FR 10/3
1954 NARRATOR Frankie Barlow 3-8-07 Humphrey Cottrill 8/100f
1953 NEARULA Edgar Britt 3-8-07 Charles Elsey 4/1
1952 DYNAMITER Charlie Elliott 4-9-00 J Glynn FR 4/5f
1951 DYNAMITER Charlie Elliott 3-8-08 Charles Semblat FR 100/8
1950 PETER FLOWER Bill Rickaby 4-9-00 Jack Jarvis 3/1
1949 DJEDDAH Charlie Elliott 4-9-00 Charles Semblat FR 4/6f
1948 SOLAR SLIPPER Eph Smith 3-8-08 Herbert Smyth 6/1
1947 MIGOLI Gordon Richards 3-8-08 Frank Butters Evsf
1946 HONEYWAY Eph Smith 5-9-00 Jack Jarvis 8/1
1945 COURT MARTIAL Cliff Richards 3-8-07 Joe Lawson 4/11f


DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES FACTS


The Dewhurst Stakes was first run in 1875 when Kisber was successful.


The Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes, for two-year-old colts and fillies, is run over seven furlongs. Although fillies can run, they rarely do so nowadays and the last to win was Torbella III in 1957.


Two dead-heats have occurred. The first happened in 1910 when the judge was unable to separate King William and Phryxus. More recently there was nothing to choose between Prince Of Dance and Scenic in 1988.


Those racegoers who backed Generous in 1990 could afford to live up to his name as he was returned at 50/1 - the longest-priced winner. Milk It Mick came close in 2003 returned at 33/1. The shortest-priced winner was Orme at 6/100 in 1891, while the shortest-priced scorer since 1945 was the great Nijinsky at 1/3 in 1969.

The largest field since 1945 was 16 in 2002, bettering the previous highest of 13 which faced the starter in 1966. Mill Reef scared off the opposition in 1970 when only two others went to post, making it the smallest field in the same time period.


Possibly the greatest trainer of all time, Vincent O’Brien, is the most successful in the Dewhurst Stakes since 1945 with seven victories. Nijinsky posted the first O’Brien success in 1969, followed by Cellini four seasons later, The Minstrel in 1976, Try My Best 1977, Monteverdi 1979, Storm Bird 1980 and, lastly, El Gran Senor in 1983.


Two current trainers have the best records with three successes. French handler Andre Fabre has Zafonic (1992), Pennekamp (1994) and Xaar (1997) to thank, while Lambourn-based Barry Hills first succeeded in 1988 with Scenic and he followed up with In Command in 1996 and Distant Music in 1999.


Of the jockeys, Lester Piggott has the best record since 1945 in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes winning an incredible 10 times - with Crepello (1956), Follow Suit (1962), Ribofilio (1968), Nijinsky (1969), Crowned Prince (1971), Cellini (1973), The Minstrel (1976), Try My Best (1977), Monteverdi (1979) and Diesis (1982).


Pat Eddery, who retired at the end of last season, trails Piggott’s tally by four having got off the mark in 1972 on Lunchtime. He followed up on Grundy (1974), Storm Bird (1980), El Gran Senor (1983), Zafonic (1992) and Grand Lodge (1993). On his last ride in the race he finished seventh on Balmont.


Michael Hills is the leading current rider. His four victories came courtesy of Huntingdale (1985), Scenic (1988), In Command (1996) and Distant Music (1999).


Since 1945, Irish-trained horses have the edge on their French counterparts by two victories, having gained eight successes as opposed to six. Seven of the eight Irish-trained winners were handled by Vincent O’Brien, while his successor at Ballydoyle, Aidan O’Brien, was responsible for 2001 winner Rock Of Gibraltar. The latter went on to record seven consecutive Group One victories, beating Mill Reef’s previous best of six.


The sextet of French-trained successes are Emperor II (1949), Marsyad (1951), Torbella III (1957), Zafonic (1992), Pennekamp (1994) and Xaar (1997), the last three of whom were all trained by Andre Fabre.


The Darley Dewhurst Stakes is a well-known classic trial, with winners like Rock Of Gibraltar, Pennekamp, Zafonic, El Gran Senor and Wollow going on to score in the 2000 Guineas and Dr Devious, Generous, The Minstrel, Grundy, Mill Reef and Nijinsky (who also won the 2000 Guineas and St Leger) taking the Derby.



DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS



In last year’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes MILK IT MICK got the better of THREE VALLEYS by a head in a marvellous finish with HAAFHD and BACHELOR DUKE in third and fourth respectively. Haafhd returned to Newmarket in May to capture this season’s UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas, while Bachelor Duke was successful in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh three weeks later.



The 2002 Darley Dewhurst Stakes went to TOUT SEUL, who defeated TOMAHAWK and TRADE FAIR. Tout Seul finished fourth in the 2000 Guineas in 2003 while Trade Fair was successful three times in 2003, including the Betfair Criterion Stakes (G3) at Newmarket in June, and he also won the Emirates Airline Minstrel Stakes (G3) at the Curragh this season.



In the 2001 Darley Dewhurst Stakes, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR beat LANDSEER with WHERE OR WHEN a close fourth. At the time it was considered by some to be a sub-standard Dewhurst. The feats of this trio the following season proved otherwise! ROCK OF GIBRALTAR won both the English and Irish 2000 Guineas and ended his career with seven Group One victories; LANDSEER won the French 2,000 Guineas (G1) and the Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile (G1); WHERE OR WHEN proved his class with a scintillating victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) at Ascot. In all, they registered eight Group One victories between them in 2002.



In the 2000 Darley Dewhurst Stakes, TOBOUGG stamped himself Britain’s top two-year-old colt, beating NOVERRE, who went on to win the 2001 French 2000 Guineas (G1) (before subsequent disqualification) and the Sussex Stakes (G1), with MOZART, crowned Europe’s champion sprinter in 2001, back in fourth.



DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES WINNERS


Year Horse Jockey Trainer SP
2003 MILK IT MICK Darryll Holland Jamie Osborne 33/1
2002 TOUT SEUL Steve Carson Fulke Johnson Houghton 25/1
2001 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR Mick Kinane Aidan O’Brien IRE 4/6f
2000 TOBOUGG Craig Williams Mick Channon 7/4f
1999 DISTANT MUSIC Michael Hills Barry Hills 4/6f
1998 MUJAHID Richard Hills John Dunlop 25/1
1997 XAAR Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre FR 11/8f
1996 IN COMMAND Michael Hills Barry Hills 10/1
1995 ALHAARTH Willie Carson Dick Hern 4/7f
1994 PENNEKAMP Thierry Jarnet Andre Fabre FR 5/2jf
1993 GRAND LODGE Pat Eddery William Jarvis 9/4f
1992 ZAFONIC Pat Eddery Andre Fabre FR 10/11f
1991 DR DEVIOUS Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam 3/1f
1990 GENEROUS Richard Quinn Paul Cole 50/1
1989 DASHING BLADE John Matthias Ian Balding 8/1
1988 PRINCE OF DANCE Willie Carson Neil Graham 6/4f
SCENIC(ddht) Michael Hills Barry Hills 33/1
1987 ABANDONED
1986 AJDAL Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 4/9f
1985 HUNTINGDALE Michael Hills Jeremy Hindley 12/1
1984 KALA DANCER Geoff Baxter Ben Hanbury 20/1
1983 EL GRAN SENOR Pat Eddery Vincent O’Brien IRE 7/4f
1982 DIESIS Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 2/1
1981 WIND AND WUTHERING Philip Waldron Henry Candy 11/1
1980 STORM BIRD Pat Eddery Vincent O’Brien IRE 4/5f
1979 MONTEVERDI Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 15/8f
1978 TROMOS Kipper Lynch Bruce Hobbs 11/4
1977 TRY MY BEST Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 4/6f
1976 THE MINSTREL Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 6/5f
1975 WOLLOW Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil 6/4f
1974 GRUNDY Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn 6/5f
1973 CELLINI Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 40/85f
1972 LUNCHTIME Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn 11/8f
1971 CROWNED PRINCE Lester Piggott Bernard van Cutsem 4/9f
1970 MILL REEF Geoff Lewis Ian Balding 4/7f
1969 NIJINSKY Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 1/3f
1968 RIBOFILIO Lester Piggott Fulke Johnson Houghton 8/11f
1967 HAMETUS Frankie Durr Walter Nightingall 100/9
1966 DART BOARD Doug Smith Gordon Richards 10/1
1965 PRETENDRE Ron Hutchinson Jack Jarvis 11/2
1964 SILLY SEASON Geoff Lewis Ian Balding 13/2
1963 KING’S LANE Joe Sime Sam Hall 10/1
1962 FOLLOW SUIT Lester Piggott Noel Murless 10/1
1961 RIVER CHANTER Joe Mercer George Todd 10/3
1960 BOUNTEOUS Joe Sime Rufus Beasley 2/1f
1959 ANCIENT LIGHTS Eph Smith Ted Leader 100/7
1958 BILLUM Edward Hide Charles Elsey 6/1
1957 TORBELLA III Scobie Breasley W Clout FR 9/4
1956 CREPELLO Lester Piggott Noel Murless 1/2f
1955 DACIAN Willie Snaith Humphrey Cottrill 7/1
1954 MY SMOKEY Doug Smith Jack Watts 7/2
1953 INFATUATION Ken Gethin Vic Smyth 11/8f
1952 PINZA Gordon Richards Norman Bertie Evsf
1951 MARSYAD Rae Johnstone Charles Semblat FR 7/1
1950 TURCO II Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 11/8
1949 EMPEROR II Charlie Elliott Charles Semblat FR 7/2jf
1948 ROYAL FOREST Gordon Richards Noel Murless 5/4f
1947 PRIDE OF INDIA Joe Sime Jack Watts 5/2f
1946 MIGOLI Gordon Richards Frank Butters 5/1
1945 HYPERICUM Doug Smith Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 4/7f


totesport CESAREWITCH FACTS



The inaugural running of the Cesarewitch took place in 1839 and was won by Cuiskeen.

This prestigious handicap, run over two miles and two furlongs for three-year-olds and upwards, was sponsored for the first time in 1971 and has been backed by totesport since 1978.


Punters who backed Audrey in 1861 or Charley’s Mount in 1924 were rewarded by the longest-priced winners in the history of the race at 100/1. Those supporters of Private Audition in 1987 were not complaining either as the horse was returned at 50/1 (75/1 with totepool) - the longest-priced winner since 1945.


The shortest-priced winner came in 1859 when Artless was returned at 5/6, the only odds-on winner in the history of the race. Chantry at 4/1 in 1953 was the shortest-priced victor since 1945.


Ryan Price and Ian Balding are the most successful trainers with three victories apiece since 1945. Price’s first was with Utrillo in 1963, followed by Persian Lancer three years later and Major Rose in 1968. Balding’s trio came courtesy of Centurion in 1978, Top Cees five years ago and Distant Prospect in 2001.


If Martin Pipe is able to supply this year’s winner then he will draw level with Balding and Price. Pipe struck in 2002 with Miss Fara, having taken the race two years earlier with Heros Fatal.


Doug Smith is the most successful jockey since 1945. He gained three victories in the 1950s through French Design (1954), Sandiacre (1957), and Come To Daddy (1959). He followed up with two more wins in the next decade with Alcove in 1960 and Persian Lancer six years later. He was also successful in 1939 on Cantatrice giving him a total of six wins.

Gary Carter is the only current rider to have won more than once, partnering Private Audition in 1987 and Heros Fatal in 2000.


Dermot Weld saddled the last Irish-trained winner, Vintage Crop in 1993, while the last French-trained winner, Monsieur L’Amiral, came from the yard of Emile Charlier in 1946.


The largest post-war field was 38 in 1950, while the smallest was 11 in 1977 and 1979. The maximum field these days for safety reasons is 36 which is the number of horses that lined up last year.


The last mare to win before Miss Fara in 2002 was Double Dutch in 1989.


The 1976 scorer John Cherry carried the highest weight of 9st 13lb to victory while Top Cees, successful in 1999, was the oldest winner at nine.


Morecambe has the post-war record of the longest winning distance when scoring by 10 lengths in 1958, a margin which the 1998 winner Spirit Of Love got close to - when nine lengths clear.


Horses nowadays do not contest the totesport Autumn Double, the totesport Cesarewitch and totesport Cambridgeshire, but amazingly three horses in the nineteenth century not only participated in the two legs but won both races. The trio were Rosebery in 1876, Foxhall five seasons later and Plaisanterie in 1885.

The last trainer to complete the totesport Autumn Double in the same year was Sam Darling in 1925.


No horse has ever been able to win the totesport Cesarewitch twice.


totesport CESAREWITCH WINNERS


Year Horse Jockey Age/Wgt Trainer SP
2003 LANDING LIGHT Pat Eddery 8-9-04 Nicky Henderson 12/1
2002 MISS FARA Ryan Moore 7-8-00 Martin Pipe 12/1
2001 DISTANT PROSPECT Martin Dwyer 4-8-08 Ian Balding 14/1
2000 HEROS FATAL Gary Carter 6-8-01 Martin Pipe 11/1
1999 TOP CEES Kieren Fallon 9-8-10 Ian Balding 7/1
1998 SPIRIT OF LOVE Olivier Peslier 3-8-08 Mark Johnston 11/1
1997 TURNPOLE Lindsay Charnock 6-7-10 Mary Reveley 16/1
1996 INCHCAILLOCH Royston Ffrench 7-7-03 Jeff King 20/1
1995 OLD RED Lindsay Charnock 5-7-11 Mary Reveley 11/1
1994 CAPTAIN’S GUEST Tony Clark 4-9-09 Guy Harwood 25/1
1993 AAHSAYLAD John Williams 7-8-12 John White 12/1
1992 VINTAGE CROP Walter Swinburn 5-9-06 Dermot Weld IRE 5/1f
1991 GO SOUTH Nicky Carlisle 7-7-11 John Jenkins 33/1
1990 TRAINGLOT Willie Carson 3-7-12 Jimmy FitzGerald 13/2
1989 DOUBLE DUTCH Billy Newnes 5-9-10 Brooke Sanders 15/2
1988 NOMADIC WAY Willie Carson 3-7-09 Barry Hills 6/1
1987 PRIVATE AUDITION Gary Carter 5-7-09 Mark Tompkins 50/1
1986 ORANGE HILL Richard Fox 4-7-09 Jeremy Tree 20/1
1985 KAYUDEE Tony Murray 5-8-01 Jimmy FitzGerald 7/1
1984 TOM SHARP Steve Dawson 4-7-05 Walter Wharton 40/1
1983 BAJAN SUNSHINE Brian Rouse 4-8-08 Rod Simpson 7/1jf
1982 MOUNTAIN LODGE Willie Carson 3-7-10 John Dunlop 9/1
1981 HALSBURY Joe Mercer 3-8-04 Peter Walwyn 14/1
1980 POPSI’S JOY Lester Piggott 4-8-06 Mick Haynes 10/1
1979 SIR MICHAEL Mark Rimmer 3-7-08 Geoff Huffer 10/1
1978 CENTURION John Matthias 3-9-08 Ian Balding 9/2f
1977 ASSURED Philip Waldron 4-8-04 Henry Candy 10/1
1976 JOHN CHERRY Lester Piggott 5-9-13 Jeremy Tree 13/2
1975 SHANTALLAH Brian Taylor 3-8-10 Harry Wragg 7/1
1974 OCEAN KING Tommy Carter 8-7-07 Arthur Pitt 25/1
1973 FLASH IMP Terry Cain 4-7-08 Ron Smyth 25/1
1972 CIDER WITH ROSIE Taffy Thomas 4-7-11 Staff Ingham 14/1
1971 OROSIO Geoff Lewis 4-8-02 Henry Cecil 5/1
1970 SCORIA Dennis McKay 4-7-00 Colin Crossley 33/1
1969 FLORIDIAN Dennis McKay 5-7-03 Tommy Shedden 20/1
1968 MAJOR ROSE Lester Piggott 6-9-04 Ryan Price 9/1
1967 BOISMOSS Ernie Johnson 3-7-01 Mick Easterby 13/1
1966 PERSIAN LANCER Doug Smith 8-7-08 Ryan Price 100/7
1965 MINTMASTER Joe Sime 4-7-09 Albert Cooper 13/2
1964 GREY OF FALLODEN Joe Mercer 5-9-06 Dick Hern 20/1
1963 UTRILLO Joe Sime 6-8-00 Ryan Price 100/8
1962 GOLDEN FIRE Flapper Yates 4-7-11 Doug Marks 25/1
1961 AVON’S PRIDE Eph Smith 4-7-11 Dick Hern 100/8
1960 ALCOVE Doug Smith 3-7-08 Jack Watts 100/30f
1959 COME TO DADDY Doug Smith 4-7-08 Wilfred Lyde 6/1f
1958 MORECAMBE Joe Sime 5-9-01 Sam Hall 15/2f
1957 SANDIACRE Doug Smith 5-7-08 Bill Dutton 100/8
1956 PRELONE Edward Hide 3-7-03 Bill Hide 20/1
1955 CURRY Paul Tulk 4-7-06 Sam Armstrong 100/6
1954 FRENCH DESIGN Doug Smith 7-8-03 George Todd 100/6
1953 CHANTRY Ken Gethin 4-8-04 Staff Ingham 4/1f
1952 FLUSH ROYAL Billy Nevett 7-8-13 Jack Fawcus 33/1
1951 THREE CHEERS Manny Mercer 3-7-08 Peter Thrale 17/2
1950 ABOVE BOARD Eph Smith 3-7-10 Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 18/1
1949 STRATHSPEY Eph Smith 4-7-11 Noel Cannon 25/1
1948 WOODBURN Edgar Britt 3-7-13 Charles Elsey 100/9
1947 WHITEWAY W Evans 3-7-12 William Pratt 100/8
1946 MONSIEUR L’AMIRAL Harry Wragg 5-8-05 Emile Charlier FR 33/1
1945 KERRY PIPER Edgar Britt 4-8-01 Sam Armstrong 25/1


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