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Saturday, May 1, 2004


ULTIMATEBET.COM GUINEAS FESTIVAL
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
NEWMARKET, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2004




BUMPER CROWD SEE “SPECIAL” GUINEAS WINNER

The attendance on the first day of the UltimateBet.com Guineas Festival was 17,346, only 537 fewer than last year.


Lisa Hancock, managing director at Newmarket, said: “We have had a fantastic day and witnessed what I am sure will prove to be a special winner of the UltimateBet.com 2,000 Guineas.


“The poor weather didn’t help the crowd - last year it was hot and sunny - but the attendance was still well up on the previous two years.”

Guineas Attendances:
Saturday
2004 - 17,346
2003 - 17,883
2002 - 16,741
2001 - 16,778

NEW totepool RECORD

Today’s totepool on-course cash turnover came to a record £500,781, an increase of 9.8% on last year’s figure of £455,776.


This was also the first time that the half-million pound barrier has been broken on UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas day at Newmarket.



ULTIMATEBET.COM 2000 GUINEAS

THIRD RACE QUOTES

BRILLIANT HAAFHD

Richard Hills, who has already won a brace of 1,000 Guineas, hugged his boss, Sheikh Hamdan Al-Maktoum, on dismounting from Haafhd, hero of the UltimateBet.com-sponsored 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket today, and slammed those who crabbed the horse’s Craven Stakes triumph.


Hills said:”They knocked Haafhd in the trial and claimed that the race had been run to suit us, but he has silenced his critics out there today.


“It was a strange Guineas as horses were spread all over the course, but I concentrated on getting Haafhd into a rhythm and he proved his worth.


“He is only a small horse and I said that he had to improve 7lb, but he has done just that and I was really confident after riding him in a gallop last Sunday.”

HILLS WINS SECOND GUINEAS WITH HAAFHD

Barry Hills, celebrating his second UltimateBet.com 2,000 Guineas after a gap of 25 years, described the success of Haafhd as “my sweetest moment in racing since Rheingold won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1973.”

Hills, victorious in 1979 with Tap On Wood in 1979, reflected: “That was a pretty decent Guineas as he beat Kris and Young Generation, and I know that if Haafhd ran as well as did Tap On Wood he had a terrific chance.


“He is a very special horse, and obviously there is an extra thrill from the fact that my son Richard rode him. Michael has won me an Irish 1,000 Guineas with Nicer, so it is perhaps fitting that Richard has won this one.


“We had an easy winter but a rotten spring, and it was a relief that everybody went like clockwork since the Craven. The plan was to be positive and take the race to them rather than the other way round.


“Haafhd is so laid-back with a great attitude to life, and he is a trainer’s dream. But I am as pleased for Snowy Outen, who looks after him, as I am for myself.


“Snowy is 78 and won’t retire. He is in the yard every morning and has been my head-man since I started training.


“I have no doubt that Haafhd is the best miler I’ve trained, and he could well stay a mile and a quarter.”

Haafhd is entered in the Vodafone Derby, but owner-breeder Sheikh Hamdan Al-Maktoum whorevealed that the name means “protector”, refused to be drawn on whether he would run at Epsom.


He said:”The sire (Alhaarth) and dam (Al Bahathri) both just got the 10 furlongs, but we will see how Haafhd comes out of this race before deciding whether to try a mile and a half in the Derby.”


VODAFONE DERBY FOR SNOW RIDGE

Snow Ridge stayed on bravely in the famous Godolphin colours to be second but he could not catch Haafhd, who came home one and three-quarter lengths ahead.


Simon Crisford, Godolphin’s racing manager, said: “The best horse won but Snow Ridge was staying on strongly and will now go for the Derby. That was a really strong effort by Snow Ridge and the winner is a brilliant horse with the speed of a miler and our horse didn’t catch him.


“It was a tremendous run by Snow Ridge and there are no excuses - he was beaten by a better horse. He’ll go straight for the Derby.”

Saeed bin Suroor, Snow Ridge’s trainer, added: “He ran a big race and I’m pleased with the result. Before the race I thought that he needed further than a mile and one mile two furlongs or one mile four furlongs will be the best trip for him.


“He’s run well over a mile and we’ll take him to the Derby and see from there. We’ll think about another race before that.

“He is a very good horse and he was impressive in his gallop [in Dubai] which was too easy for him. He ran a huge race and the winner is better class at a mile.”

Snow Ridge’s rider, Frankie Dettori, added: “He run great - the winner is a miler.”

Snow Ridge received a quote of 6/1 for the Vodafone Derby from Paddy Power.


Dermot Weld, trainer of fourth-placed Grey Swallow, said: “He ran exactly as I said he would before the race - he would have liked another 10 days.


“He’s run an excellent race to be fourth in the Guineas and he’ll improve and he’ll go next for the Irish 2000 Guineas.


“I hoped he would win but he’s run a very good fourth. He got slightly upset in the stalls but he’s genuine and game and there’s a lot to look forward to with him. He’s a good, consistent horse and the ground was a bit slower than he would have liked.


“I don’t know if he’ll get further than a mile as he has plenty of pace. He was staying on at the finish. He’ll be a better horse in a few weeks time. He’s been coming, coming and coming and I needed to get a race into him the other day.


“A lot of my horses haven’t come to themselves in the way that I want and they’ve been getting over a virus that hit us three or four weeks ago.”


MORE PLACED QUOTES

Frankie Dettori, rider of the second Snow Ridge, said: “He ran a super race. I was just trying to keep him balanced but the best miler on the day won - he was a good winner who showed a lot of speed and kept going.


“My fellow wants further and was staying on. We will be going to Epsom now (for the Vodafone Derby on June 5).”

Azamour finished well to be third and trainer John Oxx said: “He was a bit edgy in the stalls and he missed the kick completely so he was in the next parish early on.


“He might have been back a bit anyway because they went a fast pace. It probably cost him second.


“We were delighted with him because we thought going into the race that the ground might have been a bit slow for him - he is a very ground dependent horse. He certainly wants good in the description and we think good to firm would be better than good to soft or good.


“He’s come home very well - it is only his third run and we would have been delighted to have got another run into him.


“He’s a relatively inexperienced horse and the whole experience should bring him on a lot.

“The Irish 2000 Guineas is an obvious race for him if the ground was good or faster but he came home very well and he will certainly go a bit further than a mile - how much further remains to be seen.


“We will keep an open mind about the Derby - I wouldn’t have anybody backing him for the Derby but if he had a slightly different pedigree you would certainly be picking him out for the Derby by the way he ran.”

ONE COOL CAT

The 15/8 favourite One Cool Cat, who finished second last, was found to have an irregular heartbeat by the Jockey Club vet Howard Robinson afterwards.


Robinson said: “I listened to his heart and it had an irregular beat. It means, in his case, that there were several fast beats followed by several slow beats. This is very abnormal after a race - normally the heart is going very fast and very regularly. The horse is fine and is recovering well. Something is obviously wrong and tests will probably lead to a cause - at this stage one must have an open mind.”


Race One - Countrywide Steel & Tubes Rated Handicap

ROYAL TRIUMPH FOR KINANE

Mick Kinane celebrated his first winner in the Royal colours when winning the opening Countryside Steel & Tubes Rated Handicap over 10 furlongs on The Queen’s Promotion (12-1).


Putra Kuantan, the 4-1 favourite, was one of only two who raced up the far rail, but, though he beat Interceptor by 100 yards on that side, he had to be content with third place behind Promotion and the luckless Tizzy May.


Kinane said:”That was my first ride back since I landed on my head in some scrimmaging at The Curragh last Saturday, and it is nice to finally ride a winner for Her Majesty.


“The ground is on the slow side of good, and I was surprised how much juice there is in the turf.”

The lightly-raced Promotion was gelded during the winter, and winning trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who has no firm plans for the four-year-old, chuckled:”It looks as if it hasn’t done him any harm, doesn’t it ?”


GROUND

After today’s opening contest, the following jockeys reported the ground as being:

Jamie Spencer, rider of Everest, said: “Just good.”

Stephen Drowne, rider of Famous Grouse, said: “ Slow side of good.”

Kieren Fallon, rider of Barrissimo, said: “Good.”

Johnny Murtagh, rider of King’s Thought, said: “Slow side of good.”

Pat Smullen, rider of Gala Sunday, said: “Soft side of good.”

Richard Thomas, rider of Barry Island, said: “ Good ground, perfect.”

Mick Kinane, rider of winner Promotion, said: “Slow side of good definitely and the stands’ side is possibly riding a little bit better.”

Eddie Ahern, rider of Almaviva, said: “Definitely slow - I’d call it soft.”

Frankie Dettori, rider of Blythe Knight, said: “Good.”

Philip Robinson, rider of third Putra Kuantan, said: “On the easy side of good.”

Ryan Moore, rider of Alrafid, said: “Pretty good, a little slow.”

Darryll Holland, rider of Interceptor, said: “I thought it was good, on the slow
side.”

John Egan, rider of Mysterinch, said: “Slow side of good - it’s good ground.”

AZAMOUR

Mick Kinane, who later rides Azamour in the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (2.55pm), said: “Azamour is here to take his chance and will be a nice horse for the rest of the year. Any horse that prefers a cut in the ground will be favoured today.”




RACE 2 VICTOR CHANDLER PALACE HOUSE STAKES
WIN QUOTES

GREAT RIDE FROM MURTAGH

Johnny Murtagh swooped late on Frizzante to justify favouritism by a short-head from Avonbridge.


Winning trainer James Fanshawe said: “That was a lovely ride - I was concerned that she was drawn one on the rail but Johnny was cool and got a good position. She’s the same when she runs over six furlongs as she gets outpaced early on and then comes with a tremendous burst.


“Frizzante was bred by her owners [Jan Hopper and Elizabeth Grundy] at their Hertfordshire stud - I call them the Hertfordshire mafia.


“I thought that this race was a better opportunity than the Duke Of York Stakes which looks tough.


“I’m not keen on running her next at York as it will come a bit quick - only 10 days away. She won’t go to Epsom but she could run in one of the Royal Ascot sprints with the Golden Jubilee Stakes a posssible. There’s also a Group Two or Three fillies’ race in Ireland in two or three weeks. She’s pretty good and we’ll take it race by race at the moment.


“A bit more give in the ground really suited her.”


SECOND RACE QUOTES - VICTOR CHANDLER PALACE HOUSE STAKES


AVONBRIDGE JUST TOUCHED OFF

Avonbridge was caught in the last stride by Frizzante in the Group 3 Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes, but trainer Roger Charlton was justifiably proud of his four-year-old.


He said: “That was Avonbridge’s first run over five furlongs and he would have needed the race, so it was very encouraging.


“I am not sure where we will go now, but it will certainly not be Epsom for the Temple Stakes.


“I won’t be running anything at Epsom, and I guarantee that in two years time they will be running the Temple at Ascot.”

Richard Hannon jnr was delighted with Boogie Street, who finished a brave third.


He said: “Ryan (Moore) told me that he blew up. He could not go the early pace, but he was with them at half-way and just got tired at the furlong-pole.


“It was a super effort for a three-year-old, and he’ll improve plenty on that run. There aren’t many options, but I suppose we might have to look at races abroad.”



RACE 4 LADBROKES HANDICAP
WIN QUOTES

MOAYED WINS

Moayed began his season by winning a seller on the Polytrack at Lingfield but he showed what a certainty he was for that event by winning here by one and three-quarter lengths from Ellens Academy.


Winning trainer Nick Littmoden said: “He ran in a seller at Lingfield and we had to go to £25,000 to buy him back!

“We knew he was a serious horse and this is the first time that he has dropped back to six furlongs. He was second over a mile and a quarter and is a very versatile horse.


“Last time at Newcastle he couldn’t quicken up on the heavy ground. We’ll look at the Stewards’ Cup (Goodwood) or something like that now.”

Owner Nigel Shields said: “He needs a strong pace really and he wasn’t getting that on the Polytrack. The first target will be all the big race six or seven furlong handicaps now. Eddie [Ahern, winning rider] said seven furlongs would be fine.


“If he gets high enough in the handicap, we would look at Listed races.”

Ahern had earlier described the going as: “Definitely slow - I’d call it soft,” after the first race. He said: “Maybe it’s not soft after all!”

FIFTH RACE QUOTES

HAZYVIEW BIDS FAREWELL TO HANDICAPS

Neville Callaghan conceded that he can kiss goodbye to any further tilts at handicaps with Hazyview after his much-improved colt had completed a hat-trick in the Listed Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Newmarket Stakes.


There is no better jockey in front than Darryll Holland, and, though Tahreeb proved a persistent thorn in his side from the Bushes, Hazyview kept on finding and pulled away again on the climb to the post to win decisively.


Hazyview, who began his winning spree off a mark of 73 at the Craven meeting, is entered in two races at Chester this week, but, while it would be tempting to run him under a penalty, he feels that it might come too quick.


Callaghan said:”Hazyview is crying out for the mile and a half, and I put him in both the Chester Vase (on Thursday) and the handicap up there.


“He stays well, and Darryll reported that he was just looking at the cameras, but Darryll is a terrific rider and he sorted him out.”



RACE FIVE ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS LONDON NEWMARKET STAKES

TAHREEB RUNNER-UP

Despite fighting hard, Tahreeb could only finish runner-up, one and a half lengths adrift, of Hazyview, who was completing a hat-trick.


Tahreeb’s trainer Marcus Tregoning said: “That was fine - the winner is improving despite having been busy.


“Tahreeb is a nice horse and one mile two furlongs is fine - he stayed real well. It would be brave to step up in trip and we’ll run over one mile two furlongs again and win a race.


“Martin [Dwyer, jockey]is confident the horse stays. As a two-year-old we got as much black type as we could, you’ve got to make hay while you can. He’s just Listed class, he settles and gets one mile two furlongs - that’s the main thing.”

Dwyer added: “He definitely gets the trip - I think he’s improved.”

ONE DAY BAN FOR MURTAGH

Johnny Murtagh has been suspended for one day on Wednesday, May 12, 2004. The stewards found the rider guilty of improper riding in using his whip on winner Frizzante in the Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes without allowing the horse sufficient time to respond.





RACE SIX RUINART CHAMPAGNE CONDITIONS STAKES

BANDARI CAPABLE OF BETTER

Bandari won his first race for over 18 months when he beat Private Charter by a length.


Winning trainer Mark Johnston said: “I shouldn’t get too excited about winning a conditions race and I’m keeping my feet on the ground. He’s a frustrating horse and should be capable of so much more.


“It was the owner’s [Sheikh Hamdan] idea to run over 10 furlongs and at least he’s got his head back in front.


“He gets upset for no reason - he travels totally fine and then when we saddle him he gets upset.


“He’s been like this since around when he ran in the Derby. Before that he did get warm but not until the jockey got on him.


“Since Sheikh Hamdan bought him he’s not been the horse that he was before that and it’s frustrating to be winning a conditions race as we all thought he was much better than that.


“He stays this trip no problem and he’ll probably run between one and a quarter and one and a half miles now.

“He was in a conditions or Listed race at Chester but he’s doubtful for that now - he didn’t have a penalty in that but he might now!

“Joe [Fanning, jockey] is very, very good and he can ride anywhere - he doesn’t promote himself enough but he’s got it all.”

Speaking about Attraction, who runs in tomorrow’s UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas, he said: “The ground is a bit loose on top. The times look like good ground but we want a dry night and Joe said it was a bit more loose on top than she would like.”



MORE SIXTH RACE QUOTES

PRIVATE CHARTER ONE FOR FUTURE

Barry Hills, still on a high after his UltimateBet.com 2,000 Guineas triumph with Haafhd, predicted that better was to come for Private Charter, who split the Sheikh Hamdan-owned pair, Bandari and Musanid, in the Ruinart Champagne Conditions Stakes.


Hills said:”Private Charter has only won once and that was on the all-weather, but he earned a lot of money last year and finished second in the Italian Derby.


“Faster ground would have helped, and his day will come. We might even have a look at the Aston Park Stakes at Newbury later on, while next year he could be a likely lad for the Ormonde Stakes at Chester.”

SEVENTH RACE QUOTES

DISSIDENT SHOCK WINNER OF FINALE

The 20-1 success of Dissident in the Curragh ‘Home of the Irish Classics’ Handicap was not the result that most “getting out” punters were looking for, but it proved a timely triumph for Lingfield trainer David Flood, who is about to pack his bags and move to Lambourn.


After Dissident, ridden with great dash by JamieMackay, had stolen a march on the chasing pack at the two-furlong pole and beaten Pagan Dance by three lengths, Flood revealed that he is moving to Fred Winter’s old yard at Uplands on Friday.


Flood, celebrating his eighth winner since he set up base at Lingfield, said:”It’s a great place to go racing, but it’s been a nightmare as a training base, and I can’t wait to get away.


“I have had three viral infections while I have been there, but my aim is to clock up 10 winners before we leave, and we might yet get there.


“Dissident was a cheap buy from Germany, but he stays and, if he eats up, we might well take him to Kempton on Monday for a mile and six furlongs race.


“We could also run Hurricane Coast, who would have a great chance, so if both win we’ve cracked it and reached double-figures.”


RACE SEVEN THE CURRAGH “THE HOME OF THE IRISH CLASSICS” HANDICAP

PAGAN DANCE PLACED AGAIN

Frankie Dettori was placed on Pagan Dance for the second time running as the five-year-old found Dissident three lengths too powerful in the concluding event.


Dettori asked the owners [The Gap Partnership]: “How many more lives have I got? One more chance have I or two more?

“One mile four furlongs or one mile six furlongs is fine - he travels all day long.”

James Fanshawe, trainer of third-placed Prins Willem, said: “He ran very well - ideally he wants one mile six furlongs and there aren’t any races over that trip at the moment.”

Alan Cooper, racing manager of the Niarchos Family, owner of fourth-placed favourite Bagan, said: “He ran very well and possibly got a little tired in the last quarter.”



GOING

Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s Clerk of the Course, described the going as “Good.”

“There will be some showers this morning but hopefully they will have dispersed by midday,” he said. “The rest of the day should be dry and we could be lucky with tomorrow being dry as well.


“We’ve missed the heavy thunderstorms which have been taking place south of Newmarket. Overnight was dry with some light drizzle this morning.”





WORK GALLOPS

Hanami and Rakti will be put through his paces after racing tomorrow


Racegoers wishing to remain behind after racing at Newmarket tomorrow will get an additional treat when trainer James Toller will work Hanami after racing with one galloping companion over five and a half furlongs.


Michael Jarvis will do the same with Emirates Airline Champion Stakes hero Rakti over seven and a half furlongs.



STALLS

The stalls for today’s UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas and tomorrow’s UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas will be positioned in the centre of the fresh strip of ground towards the stands side of the Rowley Mile this year.

This follows last year’s UltimateBet.com Guineas when it was perceived that there were a few hard luck stories for some of those drawn nearest the rail, primarily in the 2000 Guineas where the early pace was very slow.


Last year the stalls were on the stands’ side rail where they have historically been.


Newmarket wants to attempt to ensure that the fields don’t split as they did in 2002 especially as the course is 33 metres wide.


With the fields for both Guineas in the teens this season, it is felt that putting the stalls in the centre on virgin ground will mean that there is no perceived advantage with the horses drawn highest and lowest still quite a long way from each rail and the likelihood of the fields splitting, which in itself is unsatisfactory, being negligible. With an even cover of virgin grass right across the course, there should be no perceived advantage by taking any particular line. Where horses are drawn should offer no advantage.


Hopefully, this will ensure that the best horse wins. The decision to place the stalls in the centre was taken after consultation with three senior trainers, who believed that it is the fairest place to locate them.


In the other races, the stalls will be on the stands’ side rail ensuring optimum use of all of the turf on the course.



QUINN OUT OF ACTION TODAY

Richard Quinn, who was due to ride Fromsong in the Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes and Largo in The Curragh “The Home of The Irish Classics” Handicap, will not be in action as he has contacted the racecourse to report that he feels unwell.


Frankie Dettori now rides Fromsong, while Mick Kinane will be in the plate on Largo.



BETTING NEWS AT NOON

In this afternoon’s feature, the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (2.55pm), the Tote reports support for Jamie Osborne’s Milk It Mick, who has been backed from 33/1 to 22/1.


The same firm has seen money for Persario in the Ladbrokes Handicap (3.30pm). She is 9/2 from 11/2.


Paddy Power also reports cash for Persario, who is 4/1 from 5/1 with the Irish bookmaker.


In the opening Countrywide Steel & Tubes Rated Handicap (1.40pm), Paddy Power have trimmed Putra Kuantan into 5/1 from 7/1, while St Pancras is now 22/1 from 28/1.


Frizzante is a 13/8 favourite (from 7/4) with the same company for the Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes (2.15pm).


The bookmaker from across the Irish Sea has seen Hazyview backed from 5/1 into 4/1 for the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Newmarket Stakes (4.05pm), while Bagan is the one punters want in the concluding The Curragh “The Home of The Irish Classics” Handicap (5.15pm), shortening into 7/2 from 4/1.


Paddy Power are offering punters a One Cool Cat special. If he finishes outside the first three in the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas, win singles on both the second and third placed horses will be refunded.


Simon Clare, PR Director of Coral, reports Snow Ridge as the worst loser for the Barking-based firm. “Snow Ridge has been very well backed at 8/1 by followers of Pricewise, Godolphin supporters and Frankie fans. We’re holding the price though,” he said.


Putra Kuantan has also been backed into 6/1 from 8/1 in the opener, while the whole industry has seen Persario supported and she is 9/2 from 6/1 with Coral.


Non Runner

No. 5 Mac Regal in the Fifth Race (4.05) The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Newmarket Stakes (Class A) Listed Race is a Non Runner due to a Vet Cert.




FIRST RACE RESULT
1.40pm COUNTRYSIDE STEEL & TUBES RATED STAKES
Class B, £20,000 added. For 4yo+ rated 0-100, 1m 2f. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after April 24, a winner 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st:£12,359.80; 2nd:£4, 688.20; 3rd:£2,344.10; 4th:£1,065.50; 5th:£532.75; 6th:£319.65

1) PROMOTION (The Queen) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-07 Michael Kinane [2] 12/1
2) TIZZY MAY (J R May) Richard Hannon 4-9-02 Pat Dobbs [4] 20/1
3) PUTRA KUANTAN (H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 4-8-13 Philip Robinson [16] 4/1 Fav
4) BLYTHE KNIGHT (Maktoum Al MAktoum) Ed Dunlop 4-9-10 Frankie Dettori [10] 6/1
5) ALRAFID (Gillespie Brothers) Gary Moore 5-8-07 Ryan Moore [3]
6) KING'S THOUGHT (Mrs E BHoulton) Steve Gollings 5-9-02 Johnny Murtagh [7]
7) MYSTERINCH (Colin & Melanie Moore) Jedd O'Keeffe 4-9-01 John Egan [8]
8) ST PANCRAS (Michael Hill) Neville Callaghan 4-8-11 Willie Ryan [12]
9) IONIAN SPRING (Elite Racing Club) Clive Cox 9-8-11 Richard Smith [14]
10) BARRY ISLAND (Matthew Green) David Elsworth 5-8-02 Richarpd Thomas (5) [6]
11) INTERCEPTOR (M Kerr-Dineen, W Eason, M Smith) John Hills 4-8-09 Darryll Holland [19]
12) AKASH (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston 4-8-12 Joe Fanning [1]
13) EVEREST (I S Sandhu & Partners) Brian Ellison 7-8-07 Jamie Spencer [15]
14) PAGAN SKY (Gap Partnership & Mrs James Toller) James Toller 5-8-04 Lisa Jones (3) [13]
15) ALMAVIVA (Fieldspring Racing) Jeremy Noseda 4-8-11 Eddie Ahern [9]
16) TRESOR SECRET (K J Mercer) Neville Callaghan 4-8-02 Dominic Fox (5) [18]
17) FAMOUS GROUSE (Mountgrange Stud) Roger Charlton 4-9-07 Steve Drowne [17]
18) BARRISSIMO (Maurice Charge & Barry Fulton) Willie Musson 4-9-03 Kieren Fallon [5]
19) GALA SUNDAY (T Dewhirst, R Moore, F Murphy, G Sparkes) Mick Easterby 4-8-11 Pat Smullen [11]
19 ran
Dist: 2.5, .5, 1.5, hd, 1, nk, 1.5, 1, 1.5, 5, 1, .75, 2, 6, .5, .5, .5, dist Time: 2m 04.35s
Breeder: The Queen Breeding: b g Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Tempting Prospect (Shirley Heights)
Tote Win:£12.60 Places:£2.20;£3.40;£1.70;£1.30 Exacta:£520.00

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Classic wins: (12) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Italian Oaks (1988 Melodist, 1986 Ivor’s Image), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Celebration Mile (2000 Medicean), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1975 Girandole), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Lowther Stakes (2002 Russian Rhythm), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed) Wins in a season (1984-2003):96:120:76:105:99:116:78:83:74:65:109:73:73:84:79:81:91:75: 104:115 (champion trainer) Horses in training (1985-2003):145:142:142:170:186:191:n\a:171:147:157 :159:159:162:162:173:190:185:181:190 Wins this season: 5 Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 6 times (1981,1986,1989,1994,1997, 2000, 2003) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph.Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Dubai Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (2000 Royal Rebel), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing) , St James’s Palace Stakes (1982 Dara Monarch, 1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Coronation Stakes (1994 Kissing Cousin, 2002 Sophisticat), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear) Wins This Season (in UK):2

SECOND RACE RESULT
2.15pm VICTOR CHANDLER PALACE HOUSE STAKES

Class A, Group Three,£50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 5f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 3lb; fillies 8st; 4yo+ colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: after May 31, 2003, a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group Two race 6lb; of a Group One race 8lb.Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st:£29,000; 2nd:£11,000; 3rd:£5,500.10; 4th:£2,500; 5th:£1,250; 6th:£750

1) FRIZZANTE (Jan Hopper & Elizabeth Grundy) James Fanshawe 5-8-09 Johnny Murtagh [1] 13/8 Fav
2) AVONBRIDGE (John Deer) Roger Charlton 4-8-12 Steve Drowne [5] 7/1
3) BOOGIE STREET (Hippodrome Racing) Richard Hannon t3-8-03 Ryan Moore [9] 11/1
4) FROMSONG (Mrs E Nelson & Gary Dormer) Rod Millman 6-8-12 Frankie Dettori [3]
5) MATTY TUN (Mrs O Tunstall) John Balding 5-8-12 Kieren Fallon [13]
6) BALTIC KING (Thurloe Thoughbreds VIII) Hughie Morrison t4-8-12 Darryll Holland [14]
7) SMOKIN BEAU (Turf 2000 Limited) Nick Littmoden 7-8-12 Tom McLaughlin [7]
8) FAST HEART (Stephen Dartnell) Brian Meehan t3-8-03 Frankie McDonald [2]
9) PERUVIAN CHIEF (Mark Harniman) Nick Littmoden v7-8-12 Eddie Ahern [12]
10) COLONEL COTTON (Jeremy Gompertz) Neville Callaghan 5-8-12 Willie Ryan [8]
11) REPERTORY (Malcolm Saunders) Malcolm Saunders 11-9-01 Joe Fanning [6]
12) DUBAIAN GIFT (Dubai Thoroughbred Racing) Andrew Balding 5-8-12 Martin Dwyer [4]
13) MORNIN RESERVES (Gary Harrison) Dick Allan 5-8-12 Robert Winston [10]

13 ran Non-Runner: Bonus (Vet’s Certificate)
Dist: sh, 4, hd, .5, .5, hd, hd, 1.25, nk, 2.5, .5, 5 Time: 59.24s
Breeder: Mrs J P Hopper & Mrs Elizabrth Grundy Breeding: b m Efisio - Juliet Bravo (Glow (USA))
Tote Win:£2.50 Places:£1.70;£2.60;£2.70 Exacta:£10.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation:Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Wins in a season (1990-2003):18:22:28:34:24:29:22:23:52:46:40:38:58:46 Number of horses in training (1990-2003): 32:51:78:71:82:76:62:59:58:65:98:87:84:110 Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Palace House Stakes (2004 Frizzante) Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Wins this season: 7

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Based: Moattown, Kildalkey, Co Meath Born: May 14, 1970 British Classic Wins (3): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral), UltimateBet.co 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar) Big Race Wins include: Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Prix du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka), Beverley D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka), Ascot Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel); National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Doncaster Cup (2000 Enzeli), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar) Other details: Champion Irish apprentice in 1989, champion jockey in Ireland 1995 and 1998, has also been champion in Dubai, first jockey to John Oxx Wins in Ireland in 2001: 78 (3rd to Pat Smullen) Wins in Britain 2001-2003: 10; 15; 12 Wins this season in Britain: 19


THIRD RACE RESULT
2.55pm ULTIMATEBET.COM 2000 GUINEAS

Class A, Group One,£300,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo, 1m. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st:£174,000; 2nd:£11,000; 3rd:£33,000; 4th:£15,000; 5th:£7,500; 6th:£4,500

1) HAAFHD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-9-00 Richard Hills [4] 11/2 Fav
2) SNOW RIDGE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [14] 8/1
3) AZAMOUR (H H Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 3-9-00 Michael Kinane [11] 25/1
4) GREY SWALLOW (Rochelle Quinn) Dermot Weld IRE 3-9-00 Pat Smullen [3]
5) WHIPPER (Richard Strauss) Robert Collet FR 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [8]
6) SALFORD CITY (Michael Tabor) David Elsworth 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [6]
7) BACHELOR DUKE (Duke of Devonshire) James Toller 3-9-00 Seb Sanders [9]
8) MILK IT MICK (Paul Dixon) Jamie Osborne 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [1]
9) TUMBLEBRUTUS (Sue Magnier) Aiden O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Pat Cosgrave [7]
10) GLARAMARA (C M Martin) Alan Bailey 3-9-00 Ted Durcan [12]
11) THREE VALLEYS (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon [2]
12) BARBAJUAN (Team Havana) Neville Callaghan 3-9-00 Philip Robinson [10]
13) ONE COOL CAT (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [13] 15/8 Fav
14) GOLDEN SAHARA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 John Carroll [5]

14 ran
Dist: 1.75, 1, 1, hd, .5, 1.5, 3.5, 8, 2.5, .5, sh, dist, nk Time: 1m 36.64s
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited Breeding: ch c Alhaarth (IRE) - Al Bahathri (USA)
Tote Win:£6.70 Places:£2.50;£3.30;£4.50 Exacta:£48.00

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), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani) Wins in a season (1982-2003):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107:91:107 Horses in training (1983-2003):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137,145,150,148,160,167,168 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn Other details: Has trained four runners-up of the Derby: Rheingold (1972), Hawaian Sound (1978), Glacial Storm (1988) and Blue Stag (1990) Wins this season: 16

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); Flutter.com Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed) Wins (1990-2003):56, 67,52,57,59,70,71,85,83,77,81,79,81,75 Wins this season: 7 Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson.



3.30pm LADBROKES HANDICAP
Class C,£50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 0-95. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after April 24, a winner 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st:£29,000; 2nd:£11,000; 3rd:£5,500; 4th:£2,500; 5th:£1,250; 6th:£750

1) MOAYED (Nigel Shields) Nick Littmoden tb5-8-13 Eddie Ahern [20] 25/1
2) ELLENS ACADEMY (K Lee & I Davies) Eric Alston 9-8-11 John Egan [3] 33/1
3) POLAR KINGDOM (Millie & Poppy Squire) David Barron 6-8-07 Richard Hills [23] 20/1
4) GREENSLADES (Four Seasons Racing Ltd) Peter Makin 5-9-09 Seb Sanders [25] 10/1
5) TYCHY (P Ellinas) Stuart Williams 5-9-06 Brian Reilly (3) [19]
6) HIGH REACH (Four M’s) Terry Mills 4-9-08 Frankie Dettori [6]
7) FRUIT OF GLORY (R B Hill) John Jenkins 5-9-09 Darryll Holland [7]
8) BEAUVRAI (Rosemary Baines) Vinnie Smith 4-8-08 Michael Tebbutt [29]
9) AVENTURA (Alan Potts) Mark Polglase 4-8-13 Christophe Soumillon [28]
10) MR MALARKEY (T S Child) Christine Dunnett b4-8-13 Tom McLaughlin [4]
11) NAJEEBON (Aziz Merza) Mick Channon 5-9-05 Sam Hitchcott (3) [27]
12) VIEWFORTH (Gordon McDowell) Ian Semple b6-8-10 Steve Drowne [1]
13) MARKER (Bridget Swire) Toby Balding 4-9-07 Robert Havlin [21]
14) PRINCE CYRANO (Rita Brown & Partner) Willie Musson 5-9-02 Gary Carter [30]
15) CELTIC MILL P Asquith() David Barker 6-9-01 Lee Enstone (3) [14]
16) OBE ONE (Comtake-Welding Engineering Specialists) Alan Berry 4-8-08 Frannie Norton [5]
17) PERSARIO (Barford Bloodstock) James Fanshawe 5-9-05 Johnny Murtagh [8] 4/1 Fav
18) MARSAD (Canisbay Bloodstock Ltd) John Akehurst 10-9-09 Paul Doe [24]
19) CD FLYER (Keith Middleton) Brian Ellison 7-9-04 Robert Winston [11]
20) CHEESE 'N BISCUITS (D T L Limited) Gary Moore 4-8-12 Ryan Moore [18]
21) WINNING VENTURE (A Bloom) Tony Carroll 7-9-05 Willie Ryan [22]
22) WATCHING (M A, G H & R G Leatham) David Nicholls 7-9-02 Pat Dobbs [12]
23) BI POLAR (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 4-8-11 Michael Kinane [9]
24) MASTER ROBBIE (Alec Tuckerman) Mick Channon 5-9-11 Ted Durcan [2]
25) STEEL BLUE (Country Lane Partnership) Richard Whitaker v1 4-9-05 Michael Hills [10]
26) CAMBERLEY (H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah) Paul Cole 7-9-11 Kieren Fallon [13]
27) DEVISE (D Naylor) Malcolm Saunders 5-8-11 Martin Dwyer [16]
28) PLATEAU (A A Bloodstock Ltd) David Nicholls 5-9-03 John Carroll [17]
29) FANTASY BELIEVER (The Fantasy Fellowship B) John Quinn 6-9-11 Joe Fanning [15]
30) ARCTIC BURST (Swann Racing Ltd) Derek Shaw tv1 4-9-04 Simon Whitworth [26]

30 ran
Dist: 1.75, hd, sh, .5, sh, .75, 1.25, nk, nk, sh, nk, nk, sh, .5, nk, .5, nk, nk, .75, sh, .75, nk, nk, 1, nk, .5, 1, 1.25, 14
Time: 1m 12.03s
Breeder: Sentinel Bloodstock & Wong Chung Mat
Breeding: b g Selkirk (USA) - Song OF Years (IRE) (Shareef Dancer (USA))
Tote Win:£40.20 Places:£7.50;£10.70;£11.00;£2.40 Exacta:£2,085.10

Winning trainer:- Name Littmoden, Nicholas Paul Date of Birth: 3/1/63 Riding Career: Amateur, Flat & Point-to-Points Date of first trainer’s licence: October 1994. Previously pupil assistant to M Mason for three years; Assistant trainer to J Ffitch Heyes for one year & Jenny Pitman for six months Number of Horses in training (1998-2003): 46, 57, 73, 94, 94, 97 Wins in a season (1994-2003): 0,9,6,18, 40, 61, 57, 51, 79, 54 Trains at Southgate, Newmarket, Suffolk Major wins: Jubilee Handicap (1998 & 1999 Tertium) Wins this year: 17

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy Weight: 7st 12lb First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins in Britain 2000-2003: 2; 3; 83; 108 Wins this year 21

FIFTH RACE RESULT

4.05pm ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS LONDON NEWMARKET STAKES
Class A, Listed Race,£30,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo colts, 1m 2f. Weights: 8st 8lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race of 7f or more 3lb; of a Group Three race of 7f or more 5lb; of a Group One or Group Two race of 7f or more 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st:£17,400; 2nd:£6,600; 3rd:£3,300; 4th:£1,500; 5th:£750; 6th:£450

1) HAZYVIEW (T Mohan) Neville Callaghan 3-8-08 Darryll Holland [6] 3/1
2) TAHREEB (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-08 Martin Dwyer [4] 4/1
3) CROCODILE DUNDEE (Ron Huggins) Jamie Poulton 3-8-08 John Egan [3]
4) ISIDORE BONHEUR (Bill Gredley & Matthew Green) Barry Hills b3-8-08 Michael Hills [5]
5) BAYEUX (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t3-8-08 Frankie Dettori [1] 11/10 Fav

6 ran
Dist: 1.5, 2.5, 2.5, 1 Time: 2m 05.38s
Breeder: N E Poole Breeding: b c Cape Cross (IRE) - Euridice (IRE) (Woodman (USA))
Tote Win:£3.60 Places:£1.50;£2.10 Exacta:£19.20

Winning Trainer: Name Callaghan, Neville Anthony Born: In Ireland on May 4, 1946 Based: Hamilton Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of First Licence: 1970 Horses In Training (1971-2003): 22; 18; 31; 32; 33; 41; 46; 49; 57; 59; 45; 40; 43; 39; 20; 20; 43; 53; 46; 47; 45; 46; 34; 32; 31; 36; 34; 31; 30; 38; 41; 33; 32 Winners in a Season (2001-2003): 26; 35; 34 First Winner: Blessed Beauty (Salisbury, August 13, 1970) Big Race Wins:Gimcrack Stakes (1978 Stanford), July Stakes (1986 Mansooj, 1988 Always Valiant), Diadem Stakes (1989 Chummy’s Favourite), Diomed Stakes (1990 Eton Lad), Lingfield Derby Trial (1991 Corrupt), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1991 Corrupt), Fillies’ Mile (1993 Fairy Heights), Phoenix Stakes (1995 Danehill Dancer), National Stakes (1995 Danehill Dancer), Greenham Stakes (1996 Danehill Dancer), Stewards’ Cup (1997 Danetime), Dante Stakes (2002 Magistretti) Big Race Wins Over Hurdles: Irish Champion Hurdle (1983 Royal Vulcan, 1993 Royal Derbi), Scottish Champion Hurdle (1983 Royal Vulcan), Bula Hurdle (1991 Royal Derbi)

Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Barry Hills. First winner: Sinclair Boy (Warwick 7/5/90) Major wins include: Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Select Stakes (1992 Knifebox), Cheshire Oaks (1998 High And Low, 2001 Rockerlong), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Ormonde Stakes (2001 St Expedit), Greenham Stakes (2002 Redback), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), September Stakes (2002 Asian Heights), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav),Dewhurst Stakes (2003 Milk It Mick), Juddmonte International (2003 Falbrav), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef), Jersey Stakes (1998 Diktat), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen), Chesham Stakes (2003 Pearl Of Love) Wins(1990-2003):30,79,68,68,55,71,30,104,128,74,78,105,113,157 Wins This Year: 41


4.40pm RUINART CHAMPAGNE CONDITIONS STAKES

Class B,£20,000 added.For 4yo+ which have not won a Pattern race after April 30, 2003. 1m 2f. Weights: after April 30, 2003, for each Class D race won 3lb; for each Class C race won 5lb; for each Class B race won 7lb; for each Class A race won 9lb (handicaps excluded for the purposes of penalties; penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 14lb. Allowances: horses which have not won a Conditions race under the Rules of a recognised turf authority after April 30, 2003, 3lb.Penalties: a winner of a Listed race of 7f or more 3lb; of a Group Three race of 7f or more 5lb; of a Group One or Group Two race of 7f or more 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st:£12,267; 2nd:£4,653; 3rd:£2,326.50; 4th:£1,057.50; 5th:£528.75; 6th:£317.25

1) BANDARI (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 5-8-07 Joe Fanning [8] 9/2
2) PRIVATE CHARTER (Exors of the late Robert Sangster) Barry Hills 4-8-07 Michael Hills [10] 10/1
3) MUSANID (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-10 Richard Hills [3] 6/1
4) PERSIAN LIGHTNING (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 5-8-07 Michael Kinane [7]
5) SONGLARK (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor tv1 4-8-07 Frankie Dettori [2] 4/1 Fav
6) ORANGE TOUCH (Cheveley Park Stud) Amanda Perrett 4-8-07 Kieren Fallon [6]
7) QUIET STORM (Howard Spooner) Geoff Wragg 4-8-10 Darryll Holland [9]
8) BEEKEEPER (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 6-8-07 Jamie Spencer [1]
9) PUTRA SANDHURST (H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 6-9-01 Philip Robinson [4]
10) ROCKET FORCE (Saeed Suhail) Ed Dunlop 4-8-07 Eddie Ahern [5]

10 ran
Dist: 1, .5, 1, 2.5, 2, sh, 1.25, 2, 5 Time: 2m 04.31s
Breeder: Rathasker Stud Breeding: b h Alhaarth (IRE) - Miss Audimar (USA) (Mr Leader (USA)
Tote Win:£4.30 Places:£2.20;£3.20;£2.10 Exacta:£39.70

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) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic win: (1) UltimsteBet.com 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 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), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love), 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), Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 and 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, , 2003 Fanrtastic Love), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour) 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 (1987-2003): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins this season: 18

Winning jockey:-Name: Fanning, Joseph Kenning Born: September 24, 1970 First Win: Henry Will, Yarmouth, June 9, 1990 Major Wins Include: Northumberland Plate (1993 Highflying) Wins (1991-2003): 45, 45, 22, 14, 17, 19,18,18,67,63,71,76,84 Wins this season: 26

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

5.15pm THE CURRAGH “THE HOME OF THE IRISH CLASSICS” HANDICAP
Class C,£14,000 added.For 4yo+ rated 0-100. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after April 24, a winner 4lb. Penalty Values: 1st:£8,572.40; 2nd:£3,251.60; 3rd:£1,625.80; 4th:£739; 5th:£369.50; 6th:£221.70

1) DISSIDENT (Ruth Serrell) David Flood v6-8-00 Jamie Mackay [5] 20/1
2) PAGAN DANCE (The Gap Partnership) Amanda Perrett p5-9-06 Frankie Dettori [16] 6/1
3) PRINS WILLEM (Chris Van Hoom) James Fanshawe 5-9-04 Johnny Murtagh [1] 9/2
4) BAGAN (Niarchos Family) Henry Cecil 5-9-02 Willie Ryan [7] 4/1 Fav
5) PERFECT STORM (The Newchange Syndicate) Michael Blanshard 5-9-08 Frannie Norton [19]
6) TRUST RULE (Abdulla BuHaleeba) Barry Hills 4-10-00 Michael Hills [13]
7) CHAMPION LION (Mick Channon) Mick Channon 5-7-08 Sam Hitchcott (3) [9]
8) ESTABLISHMENT (Annie Cyzer) Charles Cyzer 7-8-07 Simon Whitworth [2]
9) MONTECRISTO (Rae Guest) Rae Guest 11-8-01 Lisa Jones (3) [8]
10) LARGO (Captain J Macdonald-Buchanan) John Dunlop 4-9-07 Michael Kinane [12]
11) DOVEDON HERO (Michael Whatley) Charlie McBride 4-8-09 Seb Sanders [3]
12) ENVIRONMENT AUDIT (Humphrey Solomons) John Jenkins v1 5-7-06 b(1 lb ow) John Jeffrey (7) [10]
13) RASID (David Bowkett) Chris Dwyer 6-8-09 Darryll Holland [6]
14) SO VITAL (Jim Furlong) Jeff Pearce p4-8-03 Russell Price [11]
15) BRILLIANT RED (Mrs M J George) Jamie Poulton t11-8-08 Eddie Ahern [20]
16) WAIT FOR THE WILL (Rdm Racing) Gary Moore b8-9-05 Ryan Moore [15]
17) FINANCIAL FUTURE (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston 4-10-00 Joe Fanning [14]
18) HIP HOP HARRY (Lucayan Stud) Ed Dunlop 4-9-02 Kieren Fallon [18]
19) WAHCHI (Gerry Kelly) Gerry Kelly 5-9-01 Terry Lucas [17]

19 ran Non-Runner: Thundering Surf (Vet’s Cert)
Dist: 3, hd, 5, nk, 1.25, sh, nk, .75, 3.5, nk, hd, 1, 2.5, 6, .75, 3.5, 11, 1.5 Time: 2m 32.81s
Breeder: Gestut Rottgen
Breeding: b h Polish Precedent (USA) - Diasprina (GER) (Aspros (GER))
Tote Win:£46.00 Places:£9.10;£1.70;£1.50;£1.90 Exacta:£516.70

Winning trainer:- Name: Flood, David Based: Lingfield Park Racecourse, Lingfield, Surrey

Winning jockey:-Name: Mackay, Jamie ackground: son of tough lightweight jockey Allan, whose father Eric was also a rider. Has ridden out for Michael Bell since age of 13. Younger brother Nicky, 17, is also an apprentice jockey. Apprenticed: to Michael Bell at Fitzroy House in Newmarket First Winner: Sound The Trumpet (Ladbroke All-Weather Trophy Qualifying H’cap, Lingfield, November 23, 1999) First Televised Winner: Captain Miller (Queen’s Prize H’cap, Kempton, April 22, 2000) Agent: Ray Cochrane Wins 2001-2003: 43; 28; 38 Wins This Season: 12




THE VALUE BETTING COLUMN EVERY SATURDAY




2.55pm NEWMARKET, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2004



£300,000 UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group One) (3yo), 1m

GOING: GOOD

For the latest odds go to www.BritOdds.com - see link above

1) (11) 11- Azamour John Oxx IRE 3-9-00 Mick Kinane
Unbeaten in two starts last season, taking a maiden at the Curragh and the Group Two Beresford Stakes at the same course. Obviously, this is by far his toughest task to date and on the face of it he needs to improve by at least 14lb but his trainer has an excellent record with his British runners and should not be underestimated.

BP = 20/1

2) (9) 334- Bachelor Duke James Toller 3-9-00 Seb Sanders
Still a maiden after three starts but form is fairly good, having finished fourth in the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes on his last outing. Open to improvement.

BP = 18/1

3) (10) 43-5 Barbajuan Neville Callaghan 3-9-00 Philip Robinson
Showed decent form last year, as when taking the Group Three Solario Stakes at Kempton. Beaten in Group One company subsequently and well beaten on seasonal reappearance in Easter Stakes at Kempton. Others make much more appeal.

BP = 100/1

4) (12) 3-02 Glaramara Alan Bailey 3-9-00 Ted Durcan
Won a decent maiden at York last season but his form subsequently doesn’t suggest he is good enough to win this.

BP = 250/1

5) (5)122- Golden Sahara Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00tv1 John Carroll
Fair form as a juvenile last season but has a pacemaking role for Snow Ridge as his main task here.

BP = 150/1

6) (3) 11-1 Grey Swallow Dermot Weld IRE 3-9-00 Pat Smullen
Represents last year’s winning trainer and jockey and looked a high-class prospect when winning a maiden at Galway and Group Three contest at the Curragh last season. Didn’t impress everyone with his comeback success in the 2000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown and should strip much fitter here, although trainer has stated that this race may come a bit too soon. Clear chance.

BP = 9/1

7) (4) 33-1 Haafhd Barry Hills 3-9-00 Richard Hills
Very decent juvenile, finishing third in the Dewhurst on final run of 2003. Very impressive winner of the Craven Stakes on seasonal reappearance but had things his own way. Obviously, merits respect and trainer believes he is the best miler to have passed through his hands.

BP = 5/1

8) (1) 1-25 Milk It Mick Jamie Osborne 3-9-00 Darryll Holland
Consistent juvenile who rounded off career with success in the Dewhurst, causing a 33/1 upset. Has not looked the same force in two runs this year and a bit difficult to fancy, although Newmarket does seem to be his course (two wins from three runs).

BP = 25/1

9) (13) 111- One Cool Cat Aidan O’Brien IRE 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer
$3.1 million yearling and the leading Irish juvenile of 2003, with wins in Group One Phoenix Stakes and Group One National Stakes at the Curragh. Obviously, merits much respect but there is no value to be had.

BP = 9/4

10) (6) 1-1 Salford City David Elsworth 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh
Impressive winner of a maiden at Newbury last year and looked to have trained on well with another impressive success in the Greenham at the same track on his seasonal debut. Well worth his place here, although no Greenham winner has gone on to win the Guineas since Wollow in 1976.

BP = 5/1

11) (14) 119- Snow Ridge Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori
Won first two starts for Marcus Tregoning last year, landing Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot by coming from first to last. Disappointed in the Dewhurst and subsequently joined Godolphin. Impressive in racecourse gallop at Nad Al Sheba last month and must hold a decent chance, although he may be more of a Derby contender in the long run.

BP = 8/1

12) (2) 1d2-2 Three Valleys Roger Charlton 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon
Looked a real superstar in the making when running away with the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. Subsequently “won” Middle Park Stakes before being disqualified for failing a dope test before chasing home Milk it Mick in the Dewhurst. Beaten Haafhd on reappearance in the Craven but will do much better here and is worth another chance.

BP = 20/1 Blue Square

13) (7) 126- Tumblebrutus Aidan O’Brien IRE 3-9-00 Pat Cosgrave
Full-brother to Giant’s Causeway but nothing to suggest he is in anything like the same league and very much the second string behind One Cool Cat.

BP = 150/1

14) (8) 41-1 Whipper Robert Collet FR 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon
Leading French juvenile of 2003, winning Group One Group Prix Morny at Deauville and Group Two at Maisons-Laffitte. Ran better than finishing position suggests when fourth at Newmarket in the Middle Park. Impressive on seasonal reappearance at Maisons-Laffitte in Listed contest and should go well but French record is patchy.

BP = 6/1


SUMMARY
An open renewal, with any number of potential champions. The value lies each-way with Three Valleys.



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