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Friday, October 3, 2008



A strong north-westerly wind blowing straight down The NatWest Rowley Mile aided three course record-breaking performances today at Newmarket from Eagle Mountain, Bushranger and Souter’s Sister, who broke the two-year-old track record for seven furlongs.

Though rain is once again on the cards for the final day of the Cambridgeshire meeting, a warmer south-westerly wind is forecast.

Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser said: “There’s no change in the forecast from this morning. We’re pretty much through any chance of showers now with rain starting again through the afternoon tomorrow. Three to four millimetres of rain should fall tomorrow from about midday until the end of racing with heavier rainfall predicted for after the close of play.

“The winds will pick up in the afternoon but there is a change of direction. At the moment they’re from the north-west, right behind the horses hence the quick times today. They’re wind-assisted times. Tomorrow it will blow across the track.

“Stalls will remain on the far rail but the track has been specifically laid out to accommodate 35 horses so it’s 36.2 metres wide at the nine-furlong start and cone-shaped up to the winning line. The ground right next to the stands’ rail is being kept for Champions’ Day.”


Saturday’s Group One Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes is set to be a scintillating contest, featuring this year’s Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Halfway To Heaven and last season’s Poule d’Essai des Pouliches heroine Darjina.

The French raider bids to put a string of five second places this season behind her as she aims for the fourth Group One win of her career. Halfway To Heaven followed up her Curragh success with victory in the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and another win at the highest level for her will see her trainer Aidan O’Brien edge closer to breaking the record for the number of Group 1 wins for the season - he needs six more to beat Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 . O’Brien also fields Listen, winner last year of the Fillies’ Mile at Ascot and fifth to Lush Lashes on her only start so far this season.

Nahoodh, who was fifth in the stanjamesUK.com 1,000 Guineas here at The Natwest Rowley Mile, has since bagged her own Group One win in the UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes over at the July Course. She was just a neck behind Lush Lashes on her most recent start when second in the Matron Stakes in Ireland.

The Newmarket yard of James Fanshawe will be on a revenge mission with Spacious following her very narrow defeat in the stanjames.co.uk 1,000 Guineas in May. Her conqueror that day was Natagora, who will not be present, and Spacious has been only lightly raced since, finishing fourth in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and then winning last time out at Doncaster.

Sir Michael Stoute last won the race in 2005 with Peeress and fields two fillies on Saturday. Heaven Sent, who, like Peeress and Spacious, is a Cheveley Park Stud homebred, won the stanjamesuk.com Dahlia Stakes during the Guineas meeting. Visit is also a Group 3 winner, representing another big owner/breeder, Prince Khalid Abdulla, and coming into the race fresh from her Oak Tree Stakes win at Glorious Goodwood on August 1.

Mick Channon has more recent form in the race, Majestic Roi having won last year’s renewal. The West Ilsley trainer sends out Eva’s Request, who won a Listed contest at Ascot just last weekend. Second-season trainer Harry Dunlop is represented by Festoso, who was third in last season’s skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes, while Peter Makin runs Harvest Queen, runner-up to Heaven Sent in the Dahlia Stakes at the Rowley Mile back in the spring.

A winner last season at Royal Ascot, Barshiba has posted several placed efforts in Group company this term and has the shortest journey to the racecourse from the neighbouring Egerton House Stables, home of her trainer David Elsworth.


Totesport reports that the Luca Cumani-trained Swop (6/1) is its biggest ante-post loser in the £160,000 totesport.com Cambrideshire at Newmarket tomorrow, but Prince Kalamoun (10/1) is the firm’s best-backed horse this week as trainer Alan Swinbank seeks a second victory in three runnings of the nine-furlong spectacular.

Damian Walker, racecourse PR manager for totesport, revealed this morning: “Prince Kalamoun is the best supported horse over recent days. We had him at 16/1 at the start of the week, when most of our rivals were going 25/1, and he’s now shortened from 12/1 into 10/1 as he continues to attract very solid money. We’ve tried to keep the horse on our side.

“Our worst ante-post loser is Swop but we’ve taken a good spread of money across the field and no horse is a significant loser at this stage - weight of money on the day will be crucial.

“We’re betting each-way to five places in the totesport.com Cambridgeshire and also on the second leg of the Autumn Double, the totesport.com Cesarewitch. It has proved useful in generating ante-post turnover on both races and we expect to see very brisk business on Cambridgeshire day.”

The totesport.com Cambridgeshire has become a cherished fixture in Newmarket’s hectic autumn schedule since Lanercost took the inaugural contest way back in 1839.Tomorrow’s renewal of the traditional late season cavalry charge appears to be as competitive as any in the intervening 169 years.

If the market is an accurate guide, Cumani appears to hold a pair of aces in Swop and Ask The Butler (14/1). The Bedford Lodge trainer last won the totesport.com Cambridgeshire in 1986 with Dallas, having also saddled the 1982 winner Century City.

Heavily-supported favourite Swop is the mount of Richard Hughes, who landed the prize in 1995 aboard Cap Juluca. The lightly-raced five-year-old, drawn in stall two, bids to overcome the statistic that only four horses since 1990 have triumphed from a draw lower than 11.

Swinbank saddled Formal Decree to success two years ago and has a live chance of repeating that victory with another three-year-old, this week’s market mover Prince Kalamoun, who was fourth to Presvis in the John Smith’s Stakes at Newbury on September 20.

Three-year-olds have won the past two renewals of the nine-furlong race (2007 Pipedreamer, 2006 Formal Decree). Yaddree (10/1), one of 12 declared runners form the Classic generation, has been supported to continue that trend and provide Michael Jarvis with his first win in the contest, after securing victory over the distance at Newbury on September 20.

Sir Mark Prescott, seeking a fourth victory following on from Quinlan Terry (1988), Pasternak (1997) and Chivalry (2003), has both Master Of Arts (14/1) and Caravel 14/1). The former, unbeaten in six starts, has enjoyed a rest since winning at Great Leighs in July, while Caravel heads to the The NatWwest Rowley Mile off a similar lay-off.

Premio Loco (11/1) pleased trainer Chris Wall following a piece of work earlier this week, while the Roger Charlton-trained Fifteen Love (16/1) seeks another Heritage Handicap success after wins in the Britannia Handicap and totesport Mile. Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup winner Little White Lie (25/1) bids for a second major Newmarket prize this term and Virtual (16/1), trained by John Gosden for owner Cheveley Park Stud, represents last year’s winning connections.

The two reserves dropped out this morning and tomorrow’s totesport.com Cambridgeshire could see a maximum field of 35 go to post for the first time since 33/1 shot I Cried For You scored for trainer James Given in 2001. The Lincolnshire handler saddles Indian Days (25/1) and Dream Lodge (40/1) this time.


The sponsors of this weekend’s £160,000 totesport.com Cambridgeshire are running a ‘Totepool Price Promise’ promotion on Saturday’s big handicap at Newmarket.

Any customer placing an on-course totewin bet on the totesport.com Cambridgeshire (3.40pm) will be certain of getting the best return for their money.

If the official starting price beats the totewin return on this race, totepool will match it.

This promotion will be available at ALL COURSES racing on Saturday.

Spokesman Damian Walker said: “The totewin dividend has beaten the starting price in four out of the last five runnings of the totesport.com Cambridgeshire, so we’re highlighting to customers the value totepool offers against fixed odds.

“With 35 runners in the totesport.com Cambridgeshire and a take out of just 13.5 per cent, totewin will beat SP on the majority of the horses in the field.

“It has been the same story in the 40-runner Grand National, where for the past two years totewin has beaten SP for 37 of the 40 runners and for 38 of the 40 runners.”


e.g Starting price pays 14/1 and totewin pays £12.40 the dividend will be rounded up to pay £15 (inclusive of the £1 stake)

Conversely, if the starting price is 12/1 and the totewin return is £14.20, then the dividend will obviously remain unchanged.

The promotion applies to bets placed on-course only on this one race - and enhanced payouts will be available on the day of the race only.


Henry Cecil’s potential Emirates Airline Champion Stakes contenders Phoenix Tower and Twice Over warmed up for their October 18 engagement with a spin over Newmarket’s Natwest Rowley Mile before racing on Friday, October 3.

Frankie Dettori, who is set to ride Phoenix Tower in the Group 1 contest subject to Godolphin’s requirements, partnered the bay colt for the first time when galloping with recent Group 3 winner Tranquil Tiger over nine furlongs. Phoenix Tower eased past him up the hill and finished his work strongly.

Twice Over came next with Tom Queally, his likely Champion Stakes partner, having been given a lead by Many Volumes.

Commenting on the work, Cecil, who was accompanied by Juddmonte racing manager Lord Grimthorpe, said: “They worked very nicely. They did exactly what I asked and travelled very well. When Twice Over got to the front he just pricked his ears and thought he’d done enough but that’s him.

“The idea is for them to be ready for the 18th so this was ideal rather than run them. They know what racing is all about.”

1ST RACE 1.00


The successful partnership of Sir Michael Stoute and Cheveley Park Stud teamed up again to win the opening Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden in fine style with progressive colt Evasive, who came home two and a quarter lengths clear of his rivals.

Cheveley Park Stud’s racing manager Chris Richardson said: “He’s quite a big horse so he’s still quite immature. He should improve significantly. We’ll hopefully have one more run this year but we’ll see how we go.

The colt, who shares his American sire Elusive Quality with Raven’s Pass, was bought in utero when the stud purchased his dam at Keeneland for US$2.4 million.

Richardson continued: “He’s beautifully bred. His dam is out of East Of The Moon, who is a half-sister to Kingmambo [both being the offspring of Miesque]. So it’s a bit of relief that he’s won as nicely as that.

“His dam, Canda, has a Galileo foal and is in foal to Pivotal. She’s quite an exciting prospect. We kept it in the family as the mare was bred by my brother Tim, who works for the Niarchos family.”

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute said: “ He’s won very nicely and he’s a lovely colt. I’d like to give him one more start. He’s in the Darley Dewhurst (Champions’ Day here at Newmarket on October 18) but we’ll see.”

Race One - Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden Stakes (Div I)


Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father Barry, was pleased with the debut efforts of the stable’s Makaamen and Infiraad in the opening Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden Stakes.

The seven-furlong contest began at a crawl before eventual winner Evasive took up the running after less than a furlong. The victor kicked for home inside the final quarter-mile, pursued by the Hills-trained pair.

Infiraad (11/1), with jockey Michael Hills sporting the second colours of owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, set off in pursuit of the winner as Makaamen, the first choice under Richard Hills, stayed on resolutely.

The pair engaged in a battle to the line and it was the Selkirk colt Makaamen, a 7/1 shot, who clinched the second spot by a short-head, two and a quarter lengths behind Evasive.

Hills said: “That was a perfect introduction for both horses. The ground is lovely and it is an ideal track for them. We’ll see how they come out of the race then decide whether we’ll see either of them again this season.

“They have been working together and there is never too much between them. They’re hard to split and it has worked out well. We just got it right with Richard being on the right one.”


Ryan Moore, rider of the winner Evasive, said: "It is still fast ground."

Richard Hills, jockey of second placed Makaamen, reported "Good ground."

Micheal Hills, rider of the third Infiraad, said: "Beautiful ground, perfect."

Alan Munro, rider of Royal Willy, said: "Good ground but it is riding quick."

Shane Kelly, jockey of fifth Stoic, said: "It is still good fast ground."

Neil Callan, rider of Wahan, reported: "It is riding well but is a bit loose on top."

Robert Winston, jockey of Ela Gorrie Mou, described the ground as "Quick ground but it is riding well."


Race Two - Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes (Group Three) - Quotes


The sales ring could be the next public outing for Souter’s Sister after the bargain filly repaid the 9,000 guineas outlay connections paid for her with a Group Three victory in the £50,000 Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes, breaking the seven-furlong two-year-old record time in the process.

Success for the Desert Style two-year-old, which sees her value increase considerably, continues a superb season for trainer Richard Hannon, who has now saddled 164 winners this year, including two lucrative sales races in Ireland last weekend.

Hannon said: “I don’t know if she’ll run again this season because she’s in the sales. She only cost us nine grand so we might sell her.”

Souter’s Sister was sent off at 25/1 in the seven-furlong contest having finished fourth in the Listed Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes over six furlongs at Salisbury last month.

Hannon’s charge, seeking the third win of her 10-race career, was covered up at the rear through the first half mile. With the field racing down the centre of the course, jockey Jimmy Fortune took his mount wide on the far side and asked for an effort heading into the dip. The filly responded gamely, staying on readily to wear down long-time leader Moonlife inside the distance and record a half-length verdict over that rival.

Hannon continued: “She ran all right at Salisbury last time and looked as though she wanted a furlong further.

“We ran here because she had a little bit of a chance of being placed. She always looked like she was going to win to me and Jimmy always felt he was going to get there.”

Jimmy Fortune, whose mount Souter’s Sister won the Group Three Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes in course record time of 1m 22.47s, commented: “It's never a surprise when you ride for Richard Hannon because they've always got chances.

“She ran all right at Salisbury where she was fourth behind Serious Attitude, who is my ride in the Cheveley Park Stakes later today.

“It's quick ground out there and there is a tail wind as well. She’s a nice filly. She hit a bit of a flat spot halfway through the race but, as she hit the rising ground, she picked up a gear.”

2ND RACE 1.30


Last-start winner Moonlife earned some black type according to plan with a pleasing run in second to Souter’s Sister in the Group 3 Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes.

Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said: “We’re really pleased, delighted. She’s always been a lovely filly and after she won at Kempton we thought it would be nice to get some black type with her and this seemed the obvious race. So we’re really pleased with the way she’s run and though she was 20/1 we’ve always liked her and felt she was a decent filly.”

Third-placed Nashimah built on her fifth place in the Solario Stakes to the delight and relief of trainer Clive Brittain, who said: “She’s had a bit of a hold-up. I had to withdraw her last week after she had an allergic reaction to her rug. So I had to pull her out of Great Leighs and I hoped she was okay but I couldn’t give her too much work in between. She certainly seems to be improving.”

3rd RACE 2.05


The Mike de Kock-trained Eagle Mountain swooped late to deny Bankable by a head in the Group 3 Nayef Joel Stakes and set a new course record, winning in a time of 1m34.07s.

Winning rider Kevin Shea celebrated his second Group victory since his arrival in the UK in June. He said: “Mike [de Kock] said if he wins well he’ll go to the Breeders’ Cup but I’m not sure if he’s Breeders’ Cup material yet. The Hong Kong race would be perfect for him but he was just so pleased to be back on the racecourse and I really enjoyed it, too. Mind you, if it’s a maiden winner or a Group winner I enjoy them just the same.”

Steven Jell, representing the absent trainer who was playing in a Pro-Am golf tournament at St Andrews, said: “The Breeders’ Cup is one of the possibilities for Eagle Mountain and he may run again at Newmarket in the Group 3 Darley Stakes. Then he’ll go back to Dubai for the winter.”

Kevin Shea, successful on Eagle Mountain for South African trainer Mike de Kock in the Group Three Nayef Joel Stakes in another course record, said: “I’m very excited! He came back from such a long break (his first run since finishing second in the 2007 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes) and we were so close to running him in Dubai before he fractured his pelvis. He stood in his box for a long time but look at him, he looks so well today. I think it’s the sign of a good horse to win like that today.

"If he won well today it was going to be the Breeders' Cup next but I think he'll be back her for the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Champions’ Day Saturday, October 18) and off to Hong Kong.

"He won a good race, we're very happy and a mile was a bit sharp for him. I didn't expect him to win, I thought if he was two or three lengths behind them it would be good run. But he pulled it out, he's a good horse. He was just thriving more and more at home and it got to the stage in his last two gallops that it was time to put him in a race.

"He's got a very competitive spirit and always wants to win. He’ll come on three or four lengths with a gallop or two, there's lots of improvement to come from this."

Race Three - Nayef Joel Stakes (Group Three) - Place Quotes


Luca Cumani was ruing Bankable’s bad luck after the 2/1 favourite failed by a head to collar the victorious Eagle Mountain in the Group Three Nayef Joel Stakes on The NatWest Rowley Mile.

The four-year-old, filling the runner-up berth for the fourth consecutive time, raced towards the rear on the near side, following a tardy start. Jockey Dane O’Neill asked the Medicean colt to quicken two furlongs out and his mount responded with a strong but ultimately futile run to the line.

Cumani said: “He was beaten by the draw. Unfortunately he had a bad start and then his side, the group he was racing in, was never in line with the far side, so he had a lot of ground to make up.

“He has run a very good race and was finishing to good effect. With a few extra yards he might have got there, he’s a very unlucky horse.”

Bankable may not be finished for the year, with Cumani considering a Group One Far-Eastern venture with his charge in December.

The Bedford Lodge handler revealed: “We might possibly go to Hong Kong with him before the end of the year.”

Richard Hannon was delighted with 20/1 shot Ordnance Row who was only a further head back in third after leading the field entering the final furlong.

He said: “The horse has run a stormer and is a real, good, tough horse. I love him and the whole yard loves him. That wouldn’t have been his ground so he’s run a blinder. I’m delighted and the owner will be delighted.”


Richard Hughes was today suspended for four days - Friday, October 17, Sunday, October 19, Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21.

However, he is able to ride back here at Newmarket on Champions’ Day, Saturday, October 18.

The Newmarket stewards decided he caused interference by careless riding in the Nayef Joel Stakes on third Ordnance Row who drifted left and interfered with the fourth General Eliott.

They suspended Hughes for one day and activated a deferred three-day suspension.

Race Four - 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes (Group One) - Win Quotes


Trainer Rae Guest returned to the Group One fold after an 11-year hiatus with a filly that no one wanted. Serious Attitude made a mockery of the 7,500 guineas she cost as a yearling when maintaining her unbeaten record in the 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes.

The 4/1 shot was supplemented for the six-furlong contest at a cost of £15,000 and the 2007 winner Natagora went on to victory in the StanJamesUK.com 1,000 Guineas.

Stan James, sponsor of the Newmarket Classic, has shortened Serious Attitude to 20/1 from 33/1 to emulate the French filly. Totesport and Paddy Power are shorter at 16/1. Cashmans were less impressed, going 25/1 from 50/1.

Guest said: “It’s fantastic to have a Group One winning two-year-old filly. She’s a good one. She was in yesterday’s sales race and she’d have won that but we thought she was good enough for this and so we had to go for it. The Group One is the icing on the cake, she’s worth more as a Group One winner.

“This is what you do it for, it’s what you get up in the morning for. My Emma won the Vermeille and the Yorkshire Oaks about 10 years ago. That’s a long time to go without a Group One winner but not when you only have 15 yearlings each year.

“Hopefully, she’ll go for the Guineas. She has so much speed so there’s the worry about whether she’ll stay the mile but she’s relaxed at home. She stayed on and battled and is by Mtoto, so I think she’ll probably stay.”

Serious Attitude got the better of runner-up Aspen Darlin inside the distance for a half-length victory under Jimmy Fortune.

Guest continued: “The breeder put me on to her, so it’s more down to him than me choosing her. The breeder didn’t sell her and asked if I’d come and look at her because he thought I do well with fillies. I own a quarter share.”

Jimmy Fortune, the rider of the unbeaten winner of the 32Red.com Chevely Park Stakes, Serious Attitude, declared: “I was just a little bit concerned about the ground because there was plenty of give when she won at Salisbury. She handled it OK today but I would say that she would be better with a little bit of juice.

"She's a very nice filly. When I rode her at Salisbury, I said to Rae that I this might be the second best filly in the country. She’s a nice filly but there’s no choice between her and Rainbow View. I'm delighted for Rae and the owners because she’s a lovely filly and they deserve it."

4th RACE 2.40


Aspen Darlin has already provided the Indian Haven Syndicate with a Group 3 win this season and her owners, who also raced Irish 2,000 Guineas victor Indian Haven and retain a share in him as a stallion, are thrilled that she is now Group 1-placed following another great effort in the 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes.

Julian Smith, representing the Indian Haven Syndicate, said: “This is brilliant. It’s fantastic for the stallion as these are his first runners. We had Ashram yesterday (winner of the Group 3 Somerville Tattersalls Stakes and also by Indian Haven) and now this today. We’ve got some big guns at home by him that are yet to come out.

“Laurence Conway, Peter Gleeson and myself raced Indian Haven and we put together this syndicate. We also bred Ashram but Alan Bailey bought this filly for us at Fairyhouse.”

Bailey, who is based at the property on Hamilton Road where Indian Haven was trained, said: “She’s done everything except win. She’s a classic little filly. She’s improved at the right time and does everything you ask for. She’s an absolute delight to have. We came here thinking we had to have a chance. She was the second highest-rated horse in the field.

“She was a cheap yearling and it’s good for racing really. It just shows you don’t have to be a millionaire to buy a horse.

Aspen Darlin cost 10,000 euros as a yearling and was supplemented for the 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes at a cost of £15,000 - like the winner.

David Wachman, trainer of third-placed Pursuit Of Glory, said: “She ran well. She was just a little bit green in the middle of the race when it was crucial but she stayed on well. It was her first run on grass so it’s not too bad and she’s now Group 1-placed. She may be a possibility for the Breeders’ Cup for a race on the Polytrack.”

Class 1, Group One, £237,750 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 6f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalty Values 1st: £134,970.67 2nd: £51,163.79; 3rd: £25,605.67; 4th: £12,767.18; 5th: £6,395.48; 6th: £3,209.63
1) SERIOUS ATTITUDE (IRE) (Derek Willis & Rae Guest) Rae Guest 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [11] 4/1 Fav
2) ASPEN DARLIN (IRE) (Indian Haven Syndicate) Alan Bailey p2-8-12 Jimmy Quinn [13] 12/1
3) PURSUIT OF GLORY (IRE) (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) David Wachman IRE 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [6] 5/1
4) ADORN (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [5]
5) HEART SHAPED (USA) (Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Betty Moran) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [3]
6) FARAWAY FLOWER (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [14]
7) INFAMOUS ANGEL (Geoff Howard-Spink & Peter Marshall) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [10]
8) ROSABEE (IRE) (Richard Budge) Vicky Haigh 2-8-12 Edward Creighton [9]
9) BEYOND OUR REACH (IRE) (Jake Ballis) Tommy Stack 2-8-12 Kevin Manning [7]
10) SUGAR FREE (IRE) (Rick Barnes) Tommy Stack IRE 2-8-12 Wayne Lordan [8]
11) LANGS LASH (IRE) (Ehr Partnership) Mick Quinlan 2-8-12 Alan Munro [12]
12) ART PRINCESS (USA) (Matthew Green) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Hayley Turner [15]
13) JARGELLE (IRE) (B Smith, A Duke, J Netherthorpe, G Goddard) William Haggas 2-8-12 Liam Jones [4]
14) MYTHICAL BORDER (USA) (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [2]
15) DANEHILL DESTINY (Cheveley Park Stud) William Haggas b1 2-8-12 Robert Winston [16]
16) ESPECIALLY SPECIAL (IRE) (Lady Davis) Sylvester Kirk 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern [1]
16 ran
Time: 1m 09.94sDistances: .5, .75, .75, 2.5, nk, .75, sh, .75, hd, nk, 2, .75, 3.5, 1.75, nk
Breeder: Mrs Paddy TwomeyBreeding: b f Mtoto - Zameyla (IRE) (Cape Cross (IRE))
totepooltotewin: £3.40 toteplace: £1.60; £3.90; £2.00toteexacta: £59.30

Winning Trainer: Name Guest, Rae Date of Birth: July 9, 1950 Based: Chestnut Tree Stables, Hamilton Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: The eldest of six children, Rae Guest was born into the racing world, on July 9, 1950. His father Charlie was a jump jockey and trainer, as was his uncle Nelson, and uncle Joe was a jump jockey. Sister Sally Eddery is an amateur rider and brother Richard a top jump jockey turned trainer, famous for winning the 2001 Grand National aboard Red Marauder. Rae Guest rode winners all over the world before beginning his training career in 1989. He trained his first winner that year, on March 10 at Market Rasen, when Run Free landed the Cranwell Hurdle, partnered by his brother Richard. His best horse in his first year training was Aldbourne, who finished placed in both the English and Irish 1000 Guineas. Known as a fine trainer of fillies, Millyant was Rae Guest’s first Group winner, landing the 1992 Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, while top-class My Emma scored a famous Group One double, in the 1996 Prix Vermeille and the Yorkshire Oaks the following year. Date of first trainer's licence: 1989 First Winner: Run Free (Market Rasen, March 10, 1989) Major Wins: Ballyogan Stakes (2006 Yomalo), Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap (1990 Aldbourne), Molecomb Stakes (1992 Millyant), Prix du Gros Chene (1995 Millyant), Prix Hampton (1994 Millyant), Prix du Petit Couvert (1994 and 1995 Millyant), Prix Vermeille (1996 My Emma), Saxone Fillies’ Stakes (1990 Aldbourne), Vodafone EBF Fillies’ Stakes (2003 Moments Of Joy), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Pippalong Stakes (2006 Bahia Breeze), 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes (2008 Serious Attitude) Horses in Training (1990-2008): 25; 20; 21; 15; 18; 23; 32; 45; 32; 39; 44; 49; 50; 47; 47; 44; 28; 27; 36; Wins (1991- 2007): 5; 15; 9; 7; 12; 24; 24;13; 14; 15; 9; 21; 16; 21; 22; 16; 10; Wins in 2008: 20

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), VC Bet Challenge Stakes (2006 Sleeping Indian), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream); Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff); Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Royal Lodge Stakes (2005 Leo), Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2007 Pipedreamer), Princess Of Wales’s WBX.COM Stakes (2008 Lucarno), totesport.com Celebration Mile (2008 Raven’s Pass), Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes (2008 Centennial), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2008 Raven’s Pass), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michita), 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes (2008 Serious Attitude) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins) Wins (1988-2007): 8, 29, 46, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 93, 71, 92, 46, 72, 96, 77, 104 Wins in 2008: 74

5TH RACE 3.10


Bushranger struck gold for Ireland with an impressive win in the Group 1 Shadwell Middle Park Stakes following up on his victory in the Prix Morny at Deauville in August, scoring in a new two-year-old course record time of 1m 9.56s.

The Danetime colt sealed a memorable day for young Irish trainer David Wachman, who also saddled 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes third Pursuit Of Glory.

Wachman, who trains Bushranger for his father-in-law John Magnier and partners Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, said: “He’s a good horse and he won very easily today. He’s getting better as the year’s going on.”

Like the filly Pursuit Of Glory, a trip to the Breeders’ Cup meeting at Santa Anita on October 24 and 25 could now be on the cards for Bushranger, who is 16/1 for next year’s stanjamesUK.com 2,000 Guineas with the sponsor.

Wachman continued: “He’s in all sorts of races but the owners have a lot of horses so we’ll just have to see what happens.

“He’s very straightforward and definitely stays well so I’d have no hesitation in stepping him up to seven furlongs. There are plenty of options open to him.

“He’s in the race back here [the Darley Dewhurst Stakes on October 18], he could be a possible for America but Aidan [O’Brien] has a lot of good horses.

“Bushranger has won two Group Ones now so perhaps it is somebody else’s turn. We might have to sit one out.”

Johnny Murtagh, Bushranger’s partner in the Group One Shadwell Middle Park Stakes, commented about the winner who also broke the course record: “He’s progressing all the time. David told me he was the banker at Royal Ascot but I didn't really know him and probably hit the front a bit too soon down the middle of the track. I learnt a lot from that and he's a smart horse who is going the right way.

"He is very professional and an easy ride. He has got a nice neck on him and he is a great solid two-year-old who knows his job well.”

Race Five - Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (Group One) - Quotes


Trainer John Gosden was “delighted” with the effort of Huntdown after the colt finished third under Frankie Dettori in the Group one Shadwell Middle Park Stakes. The 9/2 shot came home three and three-quarter lengths behind the victorious Bushranger.

The trainer said: “We’re thrilled with that. Frankie said he stumbled leaving the stalls which left him two lengths down on the front two and he was always playing catch-up. He wants seven furlongs now and we’ll train him for the Darley Dewhurst.

“It didn’t help that he almost fell on his head but he has run a great race and I’m delighted.”

Peter Chapple-Hyam was equally pleased with 5/1 runner-up Sayif, who went down by a length and a quarter to the Irish-trained winner, under Jamie Spencer.

Chapple-Hyam commented: “He’s getting better all the time and his work has been a whole lot better lately. He’ll improve again as a three-year-old.

“We could aim at a Lingfield maiden in March and then come back for one of the trials before the StanJamesUK.com 2,000 Guineas.”

Class 1, Group One, £197,100 guaranteed. For 2yo entire colts, 6f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalty Values 1st: £111,893.67 2nd: £42,415.92; 3rd: £21,227.67; 4th: £10,584.27; 5th: £5,301.99; 6th: £2,660.85

1) BUSHRANGER (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) David Wachman IRE 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [1] 15/8 Fav
2) SAYIF (IRE) (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagr) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [2] 5/1
3) HUNTDOWN (USA) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [5] 9/2
4) GALLAGHER (Brimacombe, McNally, Rickman & Sangster) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [4]
5) CLASSIC BLADE (IRE) (The Classic Strollers Partnership) Tom Dascombe 2-8-12 Richard Kingscote [9]
6) PROLIFIC (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Stubbs)) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [6]
7) GALPIN JUNIOR (USA) (Roldvale Limited) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Ted Durcan [3]
8) JOBE (USA) (John Duddy, L Duddy, A Bailey, B McDonald) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Neil Callan [7]
9) FINJAAN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-8-12 Richard Hills [8]

9 ran
Time: 1m 09.56s (New course record) Distances: 1.25, 2.5, 1.25, .5 sh, sh, sh, 2
Breeder: Tally-Ho StudBreeding: b c Dantetime (IRE) - Danz Danz (Efisio)
totepooltotewin:£2.30 toteplace: £1.10; £2.90; £1.60toteexacta: £19.50

Winning Trainer:- Name: Wachman, David Date of birth: July 5, 1971 Date of First Licence: 1996 Based: Longfield Stud, Goolds Cross, Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland Background: After leaving Glenstal Abbey School went to Australia to work with trainer Bill Mitchell before heading to Lambourn to as assistant Jenny Pitman. Returned to Ireland to work for Michael Hourigan and Jim Bolger. Married to Katie, daughter of Coolmore supremo John Magnier Big Race Wins: Queen MaryStakes (2004 Damson), Phoenix Stakes (2004 Damson), Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap (2005 Luas Line), Betfred Classic Trial (2005 Fracas), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2005 Fracas), Greenham Stakes (2005 Indesatchel), Tetrarch Stakes (2005 Indesatchel), Dubai Duty Free Anglesey Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Darley Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2008 Again), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger) Wins in 2008 (UK): 1

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Son of jockey John, attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Group One Wins: National Stakes (1993 Manntari), Opera (1995 Timarida), Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Moyglare Stus Stakes (1998 Ebadilya), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), National Stakes (1999 Sinndar), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Yorkshire Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Oper (2000 Petrushka), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Epsom Derby (2000 Sinndar), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2000 Greek Dance), Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Abbaye (2000 Namid), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish 2000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Gold Cup (2001 Royal Rebel), E P Taylor Stakes (2001 Choc Ice), Gold Cup (2002 Royal Rebel), Epsom Derby (2002 High Chaparral), Cadran (2002 Give Notice), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Irish Derby (2003 Alamshar), Golden Jubilee (2003 Choisir), BGC Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator), Matron Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Falmouth Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Falmouth Stakes (2005 Soviet Song), Epsom Derby (2005 Motivator), Yorkshire Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato), Golden Jubilee (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies Mile (2007 Listen), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2008 Henrythenavigator), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Irish Oaks (2008 Moonstone), King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2008 Halfway To Heaven), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman), Juddmonte International Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Darley Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), National Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2001 (5 wins); 2002 (4 wins), 2008 (6 wins)) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in 2008 (UK): 28

Race Six - Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden Stakes (Div II) - Win Quotes


The future looks bright for Ra Junior after the Rahy juvenile demolished the opposition in Division II of the Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs.

Opening his account at the third attempt, Ra Junior quickened in eye-catching fashion under Jamie Sprencer as he drew clear of runner-up Emirates Roadshow to register a five-length success at the winning post, with a further three lengths back to the third.

The 7/4 favourite finished fourth on debut at Sandown in August and was subsequently runner-up to Four Winds at the Surrey course on September 17.

Trainer Brian Meehan said: “I’m very pleased with him. Full respect to the winner at Sandown last time but I think Ra Junior was unlucky that day and he was also a little green.

“Today, you can see there’s a lot of improvement in him. He hasn’t done a tap, he’s a lovely colt with a big, big future.

“He could run again this season but that would be ground dependent and we’ll play it by ear. He’s a Rahy and he’s only going to improve as a three-year-old, he’s that type of horse.”

6th RACE


Emirates Roadshow and Getcarter filled the minor places behind runaway winner Ra Junior, who took the second division of the Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden Stakes in style, winning by five lengths.

Saeed Bin Suroor, trainer of Godolphin’s second-placed Emirates Roadshow, said: “He has improved from his last race and it looks like he handled the ground very well. He’s going the right way and we’ll look for another maiden race for him over the same distance.”

Trainer Richard Hannon was responsible for the debutant Getcarter, who was three lengths behind the runner-up in third. He said: “He ran a little bit free if anything. He broke from the gate well and he’s a very nice horse. He can gallop.”

7TH RACE 4.20


Buccellati’s owner Jennifer McMahon made the long trip from Melbourne to watch her four-year-old gelding in action at The Natwest Rowley Mile and she was richly rewarded when he got the better of Classic Punch in a closely fought duel for the Haafhd Godolphin Stakes.

Mrs McMahon has three horses in training at Andrew Balding’s yard in partnership with her husband Peter, who is a board member for Racing Victoria and currently en route from Australia for next week’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sales.

She said: “That was wonderful. It makes it all worthwhile. We’ve had five horses in training in the UK altogether and sold one to Hong Kong.”

Buccellati’s trainer Andrew Balding said: “He’s been a star for us. He had quite a hard race in Turkey (in the Bosphorous Cup) but he’s still improving. He’s enthusiastic and a real character.

“We may go out to Australia for the Caulfield Cup next year but in the meantime he could have another run this year in a Group 1 in Italy.”

Race Seven - Haafhd Godolphin Stakes (Listed) - Quotes


Classic Punch, owned by Jeff Smith, may have earned a reprieve after running his best race of the season in the Listed Haafhd Godolphin Stakes.

Connections are contemplating whether to go ahead with plans to send the five-year-old gelding to the sales after seeing him take second in the mile and a half contest, a length and a quarter behind the winner Buccellati.

The half-brother to Persian Punch ran a race reminiscent of his esteemed sibling, attempting to make virtually all and then battling gamely before succumbing inside the distance to the superior finishing power of the victor.

Trainer David Elsworth said: “We’ve been mystified with his recent runs but he ran a screamer today.

“He’s in the sales but we love him and are reluctant to sell. He’s just run a great race, he’s won a Listed race for us and has been a stalwart. I’m loathe to sell him because some lucky recipient could benefit. He’s run well today.”

Race Eight - Standing For Success Handicap - Win Quotes


Swinging Sixties carried the yellow and black colours of Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum to success in the penultimate race on the card, the Standing For Success Handicap.

The eventual runner-up, Midships, set off at a good gallop in the 10-furlong contest and still held the advantage approaching the distance. Swinging Sixties was on hand to challenge on the outside under Philip Robinson and saw off his rallying rival before drawing clear close home for a length and three-quarter triumph.

The Michael Jarvis-trained 9/4 favourite was landing his third success from six starts, having made a winning career debut over the course and distance in May.

Gay Jarvis, representing her husband, said: “He got the strong pace he needed, the ground was as he likes it and the trip suited. He quickened nicely in the final furlong and it was nice to get that race.

“It’s getting late in the season, so I don’t think there are any immediate plans.”

9th RACE 5.30


The Roger Charlton-trained Bencoolen posted a tough performance to hold off the challenge of Stow for a first win for his owner Lord De La Warr in the Newmarket Challenge Whip, a race for horses owned by members of the Jockey Club which has been run for more than two centuries.

Edward Sackville, representing the winning owner, said: “He’s a game, tough, consistent horse. At this stage it looks like he’ll probably go to the autumn horses-in-training sale where I think he should be a nice prospect for someone looking for a hurdler.

“Lord De La Warr hasn’t won this race before so it’s a very exciting victory.”


After this morning’s rain Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser left the ground description as good to firm. The going stick reading was 9.5 at 10am.

Prosser said: “We’ve had three millimetres of rain and, though I expect the ground to be riding slightly slower than yesterday, we have a tail wind so the times should be fairly consistent. The forecast is for it to be clear this afternoon. We’re using the same strip of ground as yesterday but the starting stalls have been moved to the far rail.”

He continued: “Looking ahead, it is forecast to be dry overnight and early on tomorrow with a similar amount of rain expected late morning or early afternoon. We’re not expecting any significant rain until after 3pm on Saturday.”


Bookies report support for Mythical Border ahead of the Group One 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes over six furlongs. The Jeremy Noseda-trained filly, third in the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes over a furlong shorter at Doncaster last time, is now 7/1 from 15/2 with William Hill, while Blue Square has seen more money for her than any other horse so far today and goes 13/2 from 10/1.

In the third race, the Group Three Nayef Joel Stakes on The NatWest Rowley Mile, Blue Square has shortened Stubbs Art into 11/1 from 14/1, while the Walter Swinburn-trained Staying On has been supported into 12/1 from 18/1 with William Hill.

Group Three Molecomb Stakes winner Finjaan has been backed for the Group One Shadwell Middle Park Stakes, with William Hill now going 5/1 from 6/1. Bluesquare offers 5/1 from 11/2 about both Finjaan and Huntdown.

In the second race, the Group Three Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes, Blue Square has shortened Intense to 6/1 from 7/1 and Nashmiah to 14/1 from 20/1.

Wajaha has been strongly backed with Blue Square in the 3.45pm, tightening into 7/4 from 5/2, while in the 4.20pm, the same firm has eased Strategic Mount into 10/1 from 12/1.

Blue Square has seen plenty of activity in the penultimate race at 4.55pm. Midships is now 6/1 from 7/1, Laterly has shortened in to 9/1 from 132, while Slam is now 12/1 from 18/1.

In the last race, the bookmaker reports interest in Stow (3/1 from 7/2) and Bencoolen (10/1 from 12/1).

Class 4, £9,500 guaranteed. For 2yo, which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values 1st: £6,152.2nd: £1,830.65; 3rd: £914.85; 4th: £456.95

1) EVASIVE (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-03 Ryan Moore [4] 8/11 Fav
2) MAKAAMEN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Richard Hills [10] 7/1
3) INFIRAAD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Michael Hills [3] 11/1
4) GEORGE REX (USA) (The Tumbleweed Partnership) Brian Meehan 2-9-03 Eddie Ahern [12]
5) STOIC (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Gimcrack)) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-03 Shane Kelly [9]
6) LAND HAWK (IRE) (Harley Collins Lee) Jeff Pearce 2-9-03 Jimmy Quinn [11]
7) ROYAL WILLY (IRE) (The Stand At Ease Partnership) William Jarvis 2-9-03 Alan Munro [13]
8) HALFWAY HOUSE (Ferguson, Le Gassick, Dawson & Mercer) Michael Bell 2-9-03 Hayley Turner [14]
9) HILLTOP ARTISTRY (Steven James) Steven James 2-9-03 Adam Kirby [7]
10) WAHAN (USA) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-9-03 Neil Callan [2]
11) ELA GORRIE MOU (Trudie Tideswell) Terry Clement 2-8-12 Robert Winston [1]
12) COME ON TOBY (Philip McLaughlin) Amy Weaver 2-9-03 Micky Fenton [15]
13) CAKE STAND (P C J Dalby & R Schuster) James Toller 2-9-03 Robert Havlin [8]

13 ranNon-Runners: 1 Anacreon (VC), 13 Trojan Reef (SC)
Time:1m 25.34sDistances: 2.25, sh, 2.25, 1.75, nose, 2.5, .75, 5, nose, .5, 5, nk
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Breeding: ch c Elusive Quality (USA) - Canda (USA) (Storm Cat (USA))
totepooltotewin: £1.70toteplace: £1.10; £2.00; £2.80toteexacta: £6.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle art Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons, but has yet to add the St Leger to his list. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. British Classic wins: (14) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2007 Mountain High), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato) Prix Royal-Oak (2007 Allegretto) Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) Royal Ascot Wins: 59 Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005) Wins (1984-2007): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107; 111 Wins in 2008: 62 Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket Wins in 2008: 75

Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Group One Wins: Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) Number of Wins 2002-07: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126 Wins in 2008: 163


Class 1, Group Three, £50,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 7f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group One or Group Two race 5lb. Penalty Values 1st: £28,385 2nd: £10,760; 3rd: £5,385; 4th: £2,685; 5th: £1,345; 6th: £675

1) SOUTER'S SISTER (IRE) (P D Merritt) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [11] 25/1
2) MOONLIFE (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [2] 20/1
3) NASHMIAH (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Neil Callan [13] 16/1
4) PACHATTACK (USA) (M V Deegan) Gerard Butler 2-8-12 Hayley Turner [9]
5) SUPER SLEUTH (IRE) (Lucinda Freedman) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern [14]
6) TOUCHING (IRE) (T Hely-Hutchinson & Lord Donoughmore) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [10]
7) MISDAQEYA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Richard Hills [6]
8) STARLARKS (IRE) (Mrs W W Fleming) William Knight 2-8-12 Shane Kelly [7]
9) AVE (Plantation Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [3]
10) BALLANTRAE (IRE) (Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum) Michael Bell 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [5]
11) INTENSE (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [4]
12) SNOQUALMIE GIRL (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 2-8-12 Richard Quinn [8] 9/2 Fav
13) DANIDH DUBAI (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Alan Munro [1]

13 ranNon-Runner: 9 Rose Diamond (other)
Time: 1m 22.47s (new 2yo course record) Distances: .5, 1, .5, nk, 2.5, 1.25, .75, 1.25, 1, 1.75, 15, dist
Breeder: John CullinanBreeding: b f Desert Style (IRE) - Hemaca (Distinctly North (USA))
totepooltotewin: £33.10toteplace: £6.80; £4.60; £4.90toteexacta: £591.00

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Richmond Stakes (1992 Son Pardo, 2008 Prolific), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Prix de Ris Orangis (2006 Presto Shinko), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel) Royal Ascot wins: 23 Number of horses in training (1985-2008): 67: 75: 74: 80: 85: 107: 131: 139: 155: 178: 167: 155: 149: 145: 155: 162: 147: 169: 169: 149: 169; 163; 184 Number of wins in a season (1982-2007):38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126: 154: 182: 112: 115: 109: 94: 108: 123: 135: 110: 121: 122: 113: 145; 127; 134; Wins in 2008: 164

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), VC Bet Challenge Stakes (2006 Sleeping Indian), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream); Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff); Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Royal Lodge Stakes (2005 Leo), Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2007 Pipedreamer), Princess Of Wales’s WBX.COM Stakes (2008 Lucarno), totesport.com Celebration Mile (2008 Raven’s Pass), Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes (2008 Centennial), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2008 Raven’s Pass), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michita) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins) Wins (1988-2007): 8, 29, 46, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 93, 71, 92, 46, 72, 96, 77, 104 Wins in 2008: 73

Class 1, Group Three, £65,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 1m. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 11lb; 3yo fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2008, a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group Two race 5lb; of a Group One race 7lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 3lb. Penalty Values 1st: £36,900.50 2nd: £13,988; 3rd: £7,000.50; 4th: £3,490.50; 5th: £1,748.50; 6th: £877.50

1) EAGLE MOUNTAIN (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum) Mike De Kock SAF 4-9-00 Kevin Shea [10] 5/1
2) BANKABLE (IRE) (Ronchalon Racing (UK) Ltd) Luca Cumani 4-9-00 Dane O'Neill [1] 2/1 Fav
3) ORDNANCE ROW (Poilin Good) Richard Hannon 5-9-03 Richard Hughes [7] 20/1
4) GENERAL ELIOTT (IRE) (Sir George Meyrick) Paul Cole 3-8-11 Shane Kelly [3]
5) STUBBS ART (IRE) (Matthew Green) David Elsworth 3-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [11]
6) CALMING INFLUENCE (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t3-8-11 Ted Durcan [4]
7) EDDIE JOCK (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-00 Frankie Dettori [15]
8) STAYING ON (IRE) (Mark Dixon) Walter Swinburn 3-8-11 Adam Kirby [5]
9) SHABIBA (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-08 Richard Hills [2]
10) MOYNAHAN (USA) (D S Lee) Paul Cole 3-8-11 Neil Callan [8]
11) PERFECT STRIDE (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Ryan Moore [9]
12) MOYENNE CORNICHE (John Pearce) Geoff Wragg b1 3-8-11 Alan Munro [12]
13) SHARP NEPHEW (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) Brian Meehan 3-8-11 Jamie Spencer [14]
14) FANJURA (IRE) (Terry Benson) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-11 Johnny Murtagh [6]
15) BESTOFTHEM (USA) (Ibrahim Al Malki) Debbie Mountain 3-8-11 Paul Eddery [13]

15 ran
Time: 1m 34.07s (New course record) Distances: hd, hd, .5, 3, .75, 1.25, nk, sh, 1.25, 4.5, 1.25, 4.5, 1, 2.75
Breeder: London Thoroughbred Services Ltd
Breeding: b c Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Masskana (IRE) (Darshaan)
totepooltotewin: £5.20toteplace: £2.10; £1.70; £4.70toteexacta: £13.30

Winning trainer:-Name: De Kock, Mike Based: Randjesfontein, near Johannesburg, South Africa Background: Mike’s family lived 500m from Newmarket racetrack, and Mike satisfied his curiosity by visiting stables in the area, studying race forms and listening to commentaries on radio. In 1981, he was drafted into the Equestrian Unit of the SA Defence Force where he became a riding instructor and held the rank of corporal. He prepared horses for combat and also for Endurance races. He started his career in horseracing as an assistant to former SA Champion trainer Ormond Ferraris, before moving on to trainer Robbie Sage and later to trainer Ricky Howard-Ginsberg. When Ginsberg died in 1989, Mike was left to take over the yard at age 25. He won his first Grade 1 race within months: The Administrator's Champion Stakes (now the Summer Cup; R400,000) with four-year-old filly Evening Mist. He became the preferred trainer for the Oppenheimer family in 1995; Enjoyed considerable success at the Dubai Carnival in the past few seasons, finishing as top trainer between 2004-2007. Has been three-time champion trainer in his native South Africa. Big Race Victories Include: Cape Argus Guineas (1999 Horse Chestnut, 2002 Flight Alert); Cape Fillies’ Guineas (2003 Emerald Beauty); J & B Met (1999 Horse Chestnut, 2000 Badger’s Coast); Clairwood Gold Challenge (1995 Record Edge, 1998 Golden Hoard); Durban July Handicap (2002 Ipi Tombe); UAE 2,000 Guineas (2003 Victory Moon); UAE Derby (2003 Victory Moon, 2007 Asiatic Boy, 2008 Royal Vintage); Dubai Duty Free (2003 Ipi Tombe); Dubai Duty Free (2004 Right Approach); Gommagomma Summer Cup (2003 Wolf Whistle); Godolphin Mile (2005 Grand Emporium), Dubai Sheema Classic (2008 Sun Classique) First Win in Britain: Archipenko, Plymouth Gin Summer Mile, Ascot, July 12, 2008 Wins in Britain in 2008: 4

Winning Jockey: Shea, Kevin Background: One of South Africa’s top riders, Kevin has ridden over 2,300 winners worldwide, mainly for his compatriot Mike De Kock. Big Race Wins Include: Dubai Duty Free (2003 Ipi Tombe), Dubai Sheema Classic (2008 Sun Classique), Audemar Piguet Queen Elizabeth Cup (2008 Archipenko), First Ride in Britain: Spirit Of Sharjah (11th), betfred.com Temple Stakes, Haydock, May 24, 2008 First Win In Britain: Coyote Creek, San Rossore Handicap, Doncaster, May 31, 2008 Wins in Britain in 2008: 6

Class 4, £9,500 guaranteed. For 2yo, which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values 1st: £6,152.2nd: £1,830.65; 3rd: £914.85; 4th: £456.95
1) RA JUNIOR (USA) (Roldvale Limited) Brian Meehan 2-9-03 Jamie Spencer [12] 7/4 Fav
2) EMIRATES ROADSHOW (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-03 Franke Dettori [5] 5/1
3) GETCARTER (Jenny Powell) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Richard Hughes [8] 14/1
4) WAJAHA (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 2-8-12 Richard Hills [10]
5) JUST MUSTARD (USA) (Keen As Mustard) Gerard Butler 2-9-03 Hayley Turner [2]
6) ALTIMATUM (USA) (D S Lee) Paul Cole 2-9-03 Neil Callan [14]
7) CAPTAIN DANCER (IRE) (Ronald Arculli) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Michael Hills [3]
8) CLERK'S CHOICE (IRE) (M C Banks) William Jarvis 2-9-03 Alan Munro [13]
9) THEOLOGIST (IRE) (Alan Spence) Amanda Perrett 2-9-03 Jim Crowley [4]
10) MID WICKET (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-9-03 William Buick [9]
11) PRINCESS JANET (Scobie Coogan) Scobie Coogan 2-8-12 Kevin Shea [7]

11 ran
Non-Runners: 2 Battle Warrior (SC), 5 Eastern Warrior (G), 8 Hi Fling (SC), 13 Grecian Flame (SC)
Time: 1m 24.20sDistances: 5, 3, .5, .5, hd, .75, 2.5, 1, 1, 30
Breeder: DarleyBreeding: b c Rahy (USA) - Fantasia Girl (IRE) (Caerleon (USA))
totepooltotewin: £2.50toteplace: £1.20; £2.00; £2.30toteexacta: £10.00

Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph Date of birth:16/6/67 Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Background: Born in Limerick, Brian spent two seasons working for the Irish National Stud prior to moving to Wiltshire and becoming Richard Hannon’s assistant trainer. Set up on his own at the end of 1992, moving into a yard in Lambourn, Berks. After 13 years of success, Brian moved to the famous Manton Stables in Wiltshire at the end of the 2005 flat season. Major wins include: Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2006 Red Rocks), Bunbury Cup (1997 Tumbleweed Ridge), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini), Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance, 2005 Donna Blini), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Duke Of York Stakes (2003 Twilight Blues), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Gordon Richards Stakes (2007 Red Rocks), Horris Hill Stakes (1995 Tumbleweed Ridge), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Prix de Lutece (2002 Savannah Bay), Schweppes Golden Mile Handicap (1995 Khayrapour), Sirenia Stakes (2006 Dhanyata) Tattersalls October Yearling Stakes (2007 Exclamation) Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (2007 City Leader) Horses in training (1993-2008):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118:108:121:115; n/a; 164; 162; Wins (1992-2007): 0; 14; 29; 47; 43; 57; 53; 58; 42; 71; 47; 55; 60; 43; 74; 52; Wins In 2008: 60

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season. First jockey since 1885 to complete the Autumn Double (2006 Formal Decree and Detroit City) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Cesarewitch (2006 Detroit City), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Frenchgate First For Fashion May Hill Stakes (2007 Spacious), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lockinge Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Matron Stakes (Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Prix de l’Abbaye (2006 Desert Lord), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), totesport Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Blue Square Stewards’ Cup (2001 Guinea Hunter, 2007 Zidane), St James’s Palace Stakes (2007 Excellent Art), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer, 2008 Art Connoisseur), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2007 Nijoom Dubai), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2006 Cesare), Sandringham Handicap (2006 Red Evie), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2007 Enjoy The Moment) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain Wins in Britain (1998-2007): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 190 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders) Wins in 2008: 107


Class 1, Listed Race, £44,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, which have not won a Group One or Group Two Pattern race in 2008, 1m 4f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 7lb; 3yo fillies 8st 2lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: in 2008, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group Three race 7lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values 1st: £24,978 2nd: £9,468.80; 3rd: £4,738.80; 4th: £2,362.80; 5th: £1,183.60; 6th: £594

1) BUCCELLATI (Mr & Mrs P McMahon, Mr & Mrs R Gorell) Andrew Balding v4-9-00 William Buick [7] 5/1
2) CLASSIC PUNCH (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 5-9-00 Richard Quinn [8] 33/1
3) SPEED GIFTED (Ronchalon Racing (UK) Ltd) Luca Cumani 4-9-00 Dane O'Neill [10] 5/1
4) EZDIYAAD (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-00 Richard Hills [11]
5) GRAVITAS (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-00 Ted Durcan [9]
6) DUNCAN (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Dunlop 3-8-07 Philip Robinson [3]
7) LOVE GALORE (IRE) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 3-8-07 Jamie Spencer [6]
8) REGAL FLUSH (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-00 Frankie Dettori [4] 5/2 Fav
9) STRATEGIC MOUNT (Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib) Paul Cole 5-9-00 Neil Callan [2]
10) WHISTLEDOWNWIND (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-07 Richard Hughes [1]
11) NEW BEGINNING (IRE) (Mr P & Sue Lamyman) Sue Lamyman 4-9-00 Jimmy Quinn [5]

11 ran
Time: 2m 28.28sDistances: 1.25, 1.5, 2, nk, 1.25, 4, 10, 18, 12, dist
Breeder: Burton Agnes Stud Co Ltd
Breeding: ch c Soviet Star (USA) - Susi Wong (IRE) (Selkirk (USA))
totepooltotewin: £6.30toteplace: £1.90; £7.ere50; £2.10toteexacta: £209.20

Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. attended Radley College before obtaining a degree at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, during this time he rode as an amateur jockey and spent working holidays with trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies and Dan Hendricks in California. After leaving Cirencester, Andrew joined Toby Balding’s Fyfield Stables as the yard’s amateur jockey. In just over one hundred rides he rode 20 winners under rules, which included winning The Horse and Hound Cup and The Moet and Chandon at Epsom. In 1997 Andrew joined the Yorkshire based trainer Lynda Ramsden for two seasons. During this time he was closely associated with horses such as Nuclear Debate, Hawksley Hill, Bishops Court and Top Cees. The latter named joined the Kingsclere team when Lynda Ramsden stopped training in 1998 and Andrew returned home assist his father. Andrew is now married to Anna Lisa who plays a part in various sides of the business as well as working as an account manager for Johnno Spence Consulting and also as personal assistant to her sister in law, Clare, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung £300,000 St Leger 2YO Stakes (207 Dream Eater), Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Samsung St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dream Eater) ladbrokes.com Stakes (2007 Buccellati), Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Number of horses in training (2003-2008): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120; 121 Number of wins in a season (2003-2007): 54; 48; 40; 48; 32; Wins in 2008: 63

Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway Background: Apprenticed to Andrew Balding. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 Other Big Race Wins: National Bank Of Dubai Cup (2007 The Illies), Addleshaw Goddard Stakes (2007 The Illies), Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile) Wins (2006-2007): 10; 51; Wins In 2008: 43

Class 2, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo rated 0-100, 1m 2f. Weights: highest weight 9st 4lb, minimum weight 8st 4lb. Penalties: after September 20, for each race won 6lb. Penalty Values 1st: £18,693; 2nd: £5,598; 3rd: £2,799; 4th: £1,401; 5th: £699; 6th: £351

1) SWINGING SIXTIES (IRE) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-01 Philip Robinson [11] 9/4 Fav
2) MIDSHIPS (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Amanda Perrett 3-9-04 Jim Crowley [7] 3/1
3) CLOSERTOBELIEVING (Gordon Li) David Elsworth 3-9-01 Richard Quinn [6]
4) LATERLY (IRE) (Sylvia Clegg, P J Martin) Tom Tate 3-9-04 Micky Fenton [2]
5) TANTO FAZ (IRE) (Tanto Faz Partnership) William Haggas 3-8-07 Liam Jones [1]
6) TAJWEED (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Richard Hills [9]
7) SLAM (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-9-03 Michael Hills [3]

7 ran
Non-Runners: 4 Redesignation (VC), 7 Miltary Power (Other), 8 Jaser (G), 9 Ascot Lime (G)
Time: 2m 01.26sDistances: 1.75, 2.25, .75, 1.5, 4, 7, 1
Breeder: DarleyBreeding: b c Singspiel (IRE) - Velvet Lady (Nashwan (USA))
totepooltotewin: £3.40toteplace: £2.00; £2.30toteexacta: £11.70
Winning trainer:-Name: Jarvis, Michael Andrew Born: Lewes, 14/8/1938 Trains at: Kremlin House, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence: 1968 First winner: Knotty Pine, Doncaster, March 26, 1968 Previous Occupation: Son of jump jockey Andrew Jarvis, worked for Bob Turnell and Ryan Price, rode 3 winners as National Hunt jockey, head lad to Towser Gosden for 6 years, head lad to Gordon Smyth for 2 years, private trainer to David Robinson for 8 years. British Classic Wins: 1000 Guineas (2001 Ameerat), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Major wins include: Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti), Chester Cup (2004, 2005 Anak Pekan), Coronation Cup (1982 Easter Sun), French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Haydock Sprint Cup (1969 Tudor Music, 1971 Green God, 1984 Petong), Italian St Leger (1989 Sierra Star), Italian Derby (1989 Prorutori, 2001 Morshdi), Juddmonte International (1981 Beldale Flutter), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2005 Rakti), July Cup (1968 So Blessed, 1969 Tudor Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1968 Flying Legs, 1973 Bitty Girl), Premio Presidente Della Repubblica (1985 Bob Back, 2003 Rakti), Premio Parioli (1984 Southern Arrow), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2004 Rakti), Racing Post Trophy (1980 Beldale Flutter), Italian Oaks (2007 Fashion Statement), Gran Premio di Milano (2007 Sudan), Premio Roma (2007 Pressing), Cork and Orrery Stakes (1969 Tudor Music), Queen Mary Stakes (1973 Bitty Girl), Jersey Stakes (1973 Pitskelly), Queen’s Vase (1980 Toondra), Wokingham Handicap (1984 Petong, 2005 Iffraaj), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1985 Bob Back, 2004 Rakti), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001 Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003 Attache), Sandringham Rated Stakes (2004 Celtic Heroine), Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), Chesham Stakes (2006 Champlain), Ribblesdale Stakes (2007 Silkwood), Topkapi Trophy (2008 Pressing) First Royal Ascot win: Cork and Orrery Stakes (June 19, 1969 Tudor Music)Number of horses in training (1991-2008): 59: 46: 39: 39: 43: 36: 45: 66: 61: 73: 95: 106: 103: 94:100: 110; 113; 124 Wins in a season (1991-2007): 24: 28: 21: 15: 18: 20: 17: 19: 35: 38: 56: 55: 57: 65: 59; 73; 62; Wins in 2008: 89

Winning jockey:-Name: Robinson, Philip Peter. Born: January 10, 1961 in Newmarket Apprenticeship: With father, Peter Robinson. First winner: Busting (Yarmouth, June 14, 1978) British Classic wins: (3) 1,000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles; 2001 Ameerat); St Leger (1993 Bob's Return) Other major wins include: German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Coronation Stakes (1984 Katies, 2000 Crimplene), Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene) Great Voltigeur Stakes (1993 Bob’s Return); Premio Presidente della Repubblica (2003 Rakti), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 Warrsan); Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti); Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001, Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003, Attache), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2004 Rakti), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2004 Rakti), Lockinge Stakes (2005 Rakti) Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), totesport Chester Cup (2004, 2005 Anak Pekan), Wokingham Stakes (2005 Ifraaj), Coronation Stakes (1984, Katies and 2000, Crimplene); Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001, Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003, Attache), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2004 Rakti), Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), Royal Hunt Cup (2005 New Seeker), Wokingham Stakes (2005 Iffraaj), Chesham Stakes (2006 Champlain), Ribblesdale Stakes (2007 Silkwood) Other details: Rode in Hong Kong 1989-91 (leading rider 1989 and 1990) and returned in 1997 Wins (1992-2007): 52, 52, 50, 41, 31, 0, 28, 53, 57, 47, 55, 70, 67, 70, 75, 62, Wins In 2008: 68


Class 6. 1m 2f, for 3yo+ which are at least 50% the property of and which run in the colours of Members of the Jockey Club, the Jockey Rooms or their registered stud companies, and which are rated 0-85 (also open to horses rated 86 and above). Weights: highest weight - 4yo+ 9st 7lb; 3yo 9st 2lb (for horses rated 86 and higher, the excess in any rating above 85 shall be added to the weights stated; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Weight age: 3yo from 4yo+ 5lb.

1) BENCOOLEN (IRE) (Lord De La Warr) Roger Charlton 3-9-01 Steve Drowne [4] 6/1
2) STOW (Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden) Hughie Morrison 3-8-08 Richard Hughes [7] 6/4 Fav
3) FREE OFFER (The Earl Cadogan) John Dunlop 4-9-04 Eddie Ahern [6]
4) SONNY PARKIN (Lady Green & Fran O’Brien) Jeff Pearce 6-8-09 Jimmy Quinn [5]
5) MISS EMMA MAY (IRE) (G B Partnership) David Elsworth 3-8-08 Richard Quinn [8]
6) DEBDENE BANK (IRE) (Richard Hambro) Mary Hambro 5-8-01 Hayley Turner [9]
7) MARCHPANE (David Oldrey) Ralph Beckett 3-7-05 Richard Felton (7) [2]

7 ran
Non-Runners: Nutkin (G), Bowder Stone (SC)
Time: 2m 02.40sDistances: hd, 9, .5, 8, 3, 8
Breeder: DarleyBreeding: b c Daylami (IRE) - Jakarta (IRE) (Machiavellian (USA))
totepooltotewin: £8.30toteplace: £3.50; £1.50toteexacta: £14.90

Winning trainer:-Name Charlton, Roger John Born: Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, 18/1/50 First winner: Deploy (Haydock, April 14, 1990) Date of first licence:1990 Trains at Beckhampton, Marlborough, Wiltshire Previous Occupation: Amateur rider (three wins including 1969 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase on Pride Of Kentucky), worked for Colin Davies, stockbroker, 1975-77 ran equine swimming pool in Lambourn, 1978-89 assistant to Jeremy Tree British Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1990 Quest For Fame) Other major wins include: Cambridgeshire (1995 Cap Juluca, 2005 Blue Monday), Criterion Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Dante Stakes (1990 Sanglamore), French Derby (1990 Sanglamore), Greenham Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Hungerford Stakes (1993 Inchinor), John Porter Stakes (1996 Spout), Lancashire Oaks (1996 Spout), Lingfield Derby Trial (1996 Mystic Knight), Palace House Stakes (2005 Avonbridge), Prix de l’Opera (1994 Andromaque), Prix d’Ispahan (1991 Sanglamore), Prix de l’Abbaye (2003 Patavellian, 2005 Avonbridge), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Sandown Mile (1997 Wixim), Scottish Classic (1995 Baron Ferdinand), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1998 Tamarisk), totesport.com International Stakes (2007 Third Set), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1999 Harmonic Way, 2003 Patavellian), totesport Mile (2007 Third Set), King George V Handicap (1992 Source Of Light), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (1993 Source Of Light), Wokingham Handicap (2000 Harmonic Way), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2001 Harmonic Way), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Britannia Handicap (2008 Love Fifteen) Number of horses in training (1990-2008): 73; 73; 70; 79; 93; 109; 104; 110; 96; 70; 75; 84; 76; 91; 105; 97; 100; 96; 101; Wins in a season (1990-2007): 37; 26; 43; 47; 48; 42; 52; 40; 22; 30; 34; 33; 56; 57; 36; 43; 37; 39; Wins in 2008: 27

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. First Winner: Sigwell’s Gold, Chepstow September 15, 1990 Race Wins Include: Cambridgeshire (2005, Blue Monday), Cheveley Park Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); Coventry Stakes (CD Europe 2000); Darley Stakes (2004 Autumn Glory); Fred Darling Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2002); Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial (2006 Blue Monday); Golden Jubilee Stakes (Harmonic Way 2001); La Coupe (2006 Blue Monday); Lowther Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit); Mill Reef Stakes (2002 Zafeen); Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert (first win in Ireland); Ormonde Stakes (2006 The Whistling Teal); Palace House Stakes (2005 Avonbridge); Prix de l’Abbaye (2003 Patavellian, 2005 Avonbridge); Queen Mary Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); William Hill Trophy (2006 Prince Tamino); Zetland Gold Cup (2005 Blue Monday), Ascot Stakes (Sea Freedom 1997); Coventry Stakes (CD Europe 2000); Golden Jubilee Stakes (Harmonic Way 2001); Albany Stakes (2003 Silca’s Gift), Windsor Castle Stakes (2003 Holborn, 2008 Flashmans Papers), King George V Handicap (2007 Heron Bay), Britannia Handicap (2008 Third Set), Wolferton Handicap (2008 Suoaseus) Winners (1995-2007): 25; 43; 57; 25; 36; 36; 80; 104; 108; 99; 90; 83; 82; Wins in 2008: 59

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