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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

GOODWOOD MAY TRIALS MEETING 2004
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 18




DUNLOP CHASES SIXTH LUPE

Nobody has a better record in the Lupe Stakes than John Dunlop, and the Arundel trainer is doubly-represented in tomorrow’s Normandie Stud-sponsored Listed race, the stable having split loyalties between Spotlight (Mick Kinane) and Madaeh (Richard Hills).


Dunlop, who took this prize four years off the spin in the early 90s, also ended the decade in triumph, scoring with Claxon, who carried the same blue and green silks of the Hesmonds Stud as does Spotlight.


Having run so well to finish fourth behind Majestic Desert on her reappearance in the Dubai Duty Free Stakes (formerly the Fred Darling Stakes) at Newbury, Spotlight was somewhat disappointing in the UltimateBet.com 1,000 Guineas, racing alone up the centre of the course and trailing in last behind Attraction.


However, Spotlight can be forgiven that flop as she got warm beforehand, and, judged on the Newbury run, plus her four- length success in a Listed race at Newmarket at the back-end, she has solid claims.


Stablemate Madaeh, who comes from the same family as Mehthaaf, won a nursery on this course in August, and, though she did not cut the mustard when tried in Listed company at Newmarket, she has done well during the winter and commands the utmost respect.


Love Divine (2000) is the Lupe winner who went on and won the Oaks, and three of these - Al Sifaat, Deraasaat and Halicardia - are engaged in next month’s Epsom classic.

Shady Reflections will find ground conditions much faster than those which she encountered when winning a Listed race over a mile at Ascot last month. She went into the race a 75-rated filly and might well have been flattered by that all-the-way victory.


Godolphin are looking for their first win in the race, and Al Sifaat, who is a distant relation of 2,000 Guineas hero Haafhd, won a Leicester maiden last year and makes her seasonal debut, as does Carini, who cost only 2,000gns as a yearling and looked a bargain when winning both her races as a juvenile.


The septet are completed by Ed Dunlop’s Deraasaat, who got stuck in the mud in the Cheshire Oaks, and Peter Harris’s Halicardia, who, though a well-beaten third behind Hathrah in the Masaka Stakes at Kempton over Easter, is expected to improve over this extra two furlongs.


Sussex-based Normandie Stud is backing the Lupe Stakes for the first time.




BUCKLEY ANTICIPATES GOOD TO FIRM
GROUND FOR DAY TWO


At the conclusion of the opening day of the May Trials meeting, Goodwood’s acting clerk of the course, Seamus Buckley, said the going is likely to be slightly quicker for tomorrow’s card.


Buckley said: “We’re not watering tonight and we anticipate the ground will be good to firm tomorrow.


“In view of the drying conditions, we plan to water on Wednesday evening for Thursday. The weather is due to remain dry.”

Rod Fabricius, Goodwood’s managing director, said he was happy with the start of the racing year at the Sussex track.

“It’s been good racing and we’ve no complaints,” said Fabricius, who added: “I feel very sorry for Frankie [Dettori] who took a tumble and has fractured a bone in his wrist - we wish him a speedy recovery - but we are all delighted that Richard Quinn has had such a good day and ridden a treble.


“Everything has gone very smoothly and we’re looking forward to day two.”

GOODWOOD MAY TRIALS MEETING 2004
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 18

Race One - Winner’s Quotes:
The Marriott Goodwood Park Hotel Conditions Stakes

BRILLIANT HITCHCOTT

Sam Hitchcott, who won the opener of Glorious Goodwood last year on Imperial Dancer, was again the toast of the sun-baked Sussex course after riding a brilliant tactical race on Naahy to take the seven-furlong conditions race, the Marriott Goodwood Park Hotel Conditions Stakes, which launched Goodwood’s season.


Mick Channon, Hitchcott’s guv’nor, was full of praise for the youngster, declaring: “He might be a 3lb claiming apprentice, but he is a fully-fledged jockey in my book, and he got it spot on out there.”

Naahy, who injured himself when winning at York last summer, bounced back as good as new and made all, holding the late burst of Suggestive by a length and three-quarters.


Channon said: “Naahy chipped a bone in a joint when stumbling crossing the road after pulling up at York, and the vets have done a brilliant job.


“We had the odd scare during the winter and began to wonder whether we’d get him back, but he has done us proud and, while we might have a look at a race at Epsom’s Derby meeting, I think he might even be capable of nicking a Group 3 this year.”

Channon had good news of his UltimateBet.com1,000 Guineas disappointment Majestic Desert, who remains a possible for the Irish equivalent at The Curragh on Sunday.


He added: “It will be Jaber’s (Abdullah) call, but if she runs in Ireland I’ll guarantee she’ll perform a lot better than she did at Newmarket.


“Perhaps it came a bit soon after her Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Fred Darling) victory, but that was definitely not her form, and if we don’t go to Ireland we’ll save her for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. She worked fantastic this morning, and I couldn’t be happier with her.”


RACE ONE PLACED QUOTES
MARRIOTT GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL CONDITIONS STAKES

Suggestive finishes best of all

Suggestive, who finished runner-up in the opening race on day one of the May Trials meeting, pleased his connections.


After the six-year-old had finished best of all to be one and three-quarter lengths behind winner Naahy, trainer’s wife Maureen Haggas said: “As he gets older and stronger, he takes his racing well. Probably his ideal trip is a mile - his best performance was over that trip in Paris two years ago when he was second to Domedriver.”

The third place went to Court Masterpiece, trained by Ed Dunlop for Maktoum Al Maktoum, whose racing manager, Joe Mercer, said: “He’s done really well from three to four. He suffered a fracture to his leg last year, but recovered well from that and ran a very big race.


“He could return here in eight days time for a Listed race [the On The House Stakes over one mile].”

Following discussions with jockeys, who reported that the bend into the home straight was slightly slippery, acting clerk of the course Seamus Buckley said sand would be applied to that part of the track.


He also said the winner’s time, which was just under two seconds slower than Racing Post standard, confirmed his opinion that the going was good.



RACE TWO WINNER’S QUOTES
MITSUBISHI DIAMOND VISION HANDICAP


HIGHLAND REELS THEM IN - AT 40-1


Highland Reel pulled off a 40-1 shock in the second race on day one of the May Trials meeting, when landing the mile Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Handicap under Richard Quinn.


Winning trainer David Elsworth said: “He did win a race last year at Salisbury, but he hasn’t won the races he might have done. The handicapper has always been pretty severe on him.”

Highland Reel ran over hurdles during the winter, and Elsworth said: “It does them good sometimes, although I don’t think he truly gets two miles. It’s good mental therapy. After that he went home for a rest.”

Elsworth gave a broad hint that Salford City, whom he trains for owner Michael Tabor, will take his chance in the Vodafone Derby next month.


Elsworth said: “He’s entered in the race, but the final decision will not be made until nearer the time. He’ll be trained for the first Saturday in June, but if he doesn’t go to Epsom he’ll run in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot.


“Everybody wants to win the Derby, including myself, and Michael Tabor is quite keen to have a go.”



DETTORI INJURES WRIST


Frankie Dettori, unseated from Chinkara on the way to post before the Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Handicap, has gone to hospital to have a x-ray on his left wrist.


Dettori, who tried to hang on to Chinkara and prevent the gelding from running off, said: “The wrist is swollen and sore, but, while I thought I heard a crack, I can move it, which is encouraging.”

The racecourse doctor stood Dettori down for the remainder of the afternoon, and his place on Fancy Foxtrot in the totesport Handicap went to Richard Hughes.




Race Three - Winner’s Quotes:
totesport Handicap

GATWICK LANDS ON TIME

Ice creams were on the bookmakers after Gatwick, the best backed horse of the day, had landed a monumental gamble to win the totesport Handicap in blazing sunshine.


Gatwick, backed from 9-2 to 9-4 favourite, looked to be in trouble in the first half of the race, but he flew up the straight to win by a length and a quarter from Dancing Lyra, and, in doing so, complete a double for both Richard Quinn (Highland Reel) and Mick Channon (Naahy).


Channon said: “Gatwick is still a baby and he was off the bridle for the first three or four furlongs.


“But when Quinny picked him up he found plenty, and I still maintain that he is
not yet the finished article and that there is more to come.


“We will have a look at the Britannia at Royal Ascot and also the 10-furlong handicap there, but the way this fellow is improving he could end up Listed class.”

Gatwick runs for a 12-strong syndicate, headed by Henry Ponsonby, which includes Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.


Ponsonby said: “I also owned Mick’s first big winner as a trainer - Affaire of State, who took the £500,000 Tattersalls Sales race at The Curragh, and that one was also ridden by Quinny.”

Quinn, celebrating what he believes was his 100th winner in the Ponsonby colours, said:”Gatwick was running a bit lazily, and when he hit the front he pricked his ears and started to look about.

“But for coming up against two Derby Trial winners in African Dream and Red Lancer at Newbury, he would have been unbeaten in three races.”


RACE THREE PLACED QUOTES
TOTESPORT HANDICAP


TINY LYRA COULD GO TO EPSOM

Pony-sized Dancing Lyra showed plenty of tenacity to grab second place in the valuable totesport Handicap.


Ridden by Kieren Fallon, the John Hills-trained son of Alzao got to within one and a quarter lengths of winner Gatwick, narrowly holding off topweight Mutafanen for the runner-up spot.


Hills said of Dancing Lyra: “He’s a little cracker - as tough as old boots. He’s run a super race because he didn’t have the best of draws. We’ll be looking at a £75,000 handicap for three-year-olds only at Epsom [the Vodafone Live! Handicap Stakes on Derby Day] and the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot, which is also restricted to three-year-olds.”

Trainer Ed Dunlop was pleased with Mutafanen, and said: “He’s run a very good race under 9st 7lb. He came from nearly last and he was drawn in two, so I’m pleased. The handicapper has been tough on him, but hopefully he’ll be tough on the winner next time.”

RACE FOUR WINNER’S QUOTES
LETHEBY & CHRISTOPHER PREDOMINATE STAKES (LISTED RACE)

MANYANA PROVES BEST ON THE DAY

Trainer Marcus Tregoning plans to run Manyana in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot after the son of Alzao won the day’s feature race, the Listed Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes.


Although the colt was originallyentered in the Vodafone Derby, he was subsequently taken out of the Epsom classic and will not be supplemented, said Tregoning.


The trainer added: “He’s resolute and improving all the time and I think he’s going to get further. He’s from a very good Charlie Wacker family which traces back to good horses like Alidiva [and Sleepytime], and they improve in time.


“Although he’s by Alzao, there’s plenty of stamina on the dam’s side.


“Manyana was very disappointing on his previous outing at Newbury, but was found to have swallowed his tongue,” said Tregoning. “The application of a tongue strap cured that problem.”

Twelve months ago Tregoning saddled High Accolade to win the Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes. That colt then won the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, and Tregoning is hoping for a repeat in June.


Although Manyana beat runner-up Crocodile Dundee by a head, the connections of third-placed Red Lancer felt their horse was impeded in running by the winner. Manyana’s jockey, Martin Dwyer, said: “It was just a bit messy. Sometimes a seven-runner race is worse than a 30-runner handicap, because everybody wants to be in the same place at the same time.”



Race Four - Placed Quotes
Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes



PRICE SEES RED AS LANCER IS BEATEN


Richard Price was “not happy” after his rags-to-riches Chester Vase hero Red Lancer had been beaten into third place behind Manyana and Crocodile Dundee in the Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes.


Giving 6lb to the first two and being eclipsed by only a head and two and a half lengths, Red Lancer, claimed out of a Wolverhampton seller for only £5,500, came out of the race with plenty of credit, but Price was seething afterwards.


He said: “I feel that Red Lancer was the best horse in the race, but the winner has pinned us down and severely hampered us twice around the furlong and a half marker.


“He has done us no favours and we have lost rhythm, but this course is renowned for hard-luck stories and I suppose that’s racing.”



DETTORI BREAKS BONE IN WRIST

An x-ray has revealed that Frankie Dettori has broken a bone in his left wrist following his pre-race fall from Chinkara who had been due to run in the second race.


Dettori, who was unseated on the way to post, went to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, where specialists said that he had suffered a small hairline fracture at the base of the little finger.


It is estimated that Dettori, who is due to ride the much-fancied Godolphin pair, Snow Ridge and Sundrop, in the Vodafone Derby and Vodafone Oaks respectively, will be out of action for between seven and 10 days.




FIFTH RACE QUOTES
CASCO MAIDEN STAKES

HILLS PICKS UP LUCKY SPARE

Richard Hills was called on to deputise for the injured Frankie Dettori on the Godolphin-owned Dubois in the Casco Maiden Stakes, and, despite a few steering problems, they justified 9-4 favouritism with a convincing success.


Hills, who jumped out and made all, had a few scary moments when Dubois started to run around up the straight, but he quickly straightened out his mount and they beat off market-rival Gold Mask to win by a length and a quarter.


“We had a good look at the Goodwood course,” laughed Hills as he dismounted. “He was hanging all over the place and that is obviously why they put the blinkers on, but he is a colt with plenty of ability.”

Sam Avis, representing the Godolphin team, said: “We lost our jockey, but we still go home with a winner. It is bad luck on Frankie, but he starts a four- day suspension on Sunday and expects to be back in action by Thursday of next week.”


Race Six - Placed Quotes
Avtrade Maiden Auction Stakes


TIGER GETS A MAULING


Hot-favourite Asian Tiger (evens) was beaten fair and square by 25-1 shot Gortumblo in the two-year-old maiden auction, leaving Richard Hannon scratching his head.


Hannon, who conceded that there were no excuses for Asian Tiger’s length and a quarter defeat, said: “That must be my 29th second of the season, and it just about sums up my day. Perhaps a stiffer five or even six furlongs would suit him better.”

Richard Hughes, who rode Asian Tiger, said: “We bumped into a better one. My fellow did nothing wrong in the race, but the other one quickened up that bit better.”


RACE FIVE PLACED QUOTES
CASCO MAIDEN STAKES

LEGEND ONE FOR A FUTURE HANDICAP

The placed horses in this mile maiden race could never quite peg back all-the-way winner Dubois, but they both ran well enough to suggest a victory is not beyond them.


John Gosden, trainer of runner-up Gold Mask, said: “He’s a bit green, but he’s run well enough. He was beaten by a better horse on the day.”

Richard Hannon jnr, representing his father Richard, the trainer of third-placed Lucayan Legend, said: “He’s one to look out for in handicaps. It’s all a bit of a shock to his system at the moment, but the more times he gets to the track the better.”

The stewards looked at a replay of this race, and noted that Dubois had slightly interfered with Gold Mask inside the final furlong. However, after deciding that the incident had not affected the placings, and that no one was to blame, they took no further action.



RACE SIX WINNER’S QUOTES
AVTRADE MAIDEN AUCTION STAKES

QUINN COMPLETES 3,464-1 TREBLE
ON GORTUMBLO

Richard Quinn completed a colossal 3,464-1 treble on the opening day of the May Trials meeting when partnering Gortumblo to victory in the two-year-old contest, the Avtrade Maiden Auction Stakes.


The winner, who scored at 25-1 and paid £42 for a win on totepool, was making his racecourse debut, but after looking very green on the way to post he came back in fine style, sweeping past favourite Asian Tiger to score by one and a quarter lengths. Quinn had scored on 40-1 shot Highland Reel and 9-4 favourite Gatwick earlier on the card.


Winning trainer Dominic ffrench Davis, who is based at Lambourn, said: “We like him a lot - he’s always done everything right at home.


“My first two-year-old of the season disappointed on soft ground at Kempton, and I was feeling a little bit down, but John Hills said we could work this horse with some of his and we took him to John’s gallops for a spin on Saturday.


“He worked well there and we backed him today. I got a bit of 50-1 with the bookies.

“He’s a first foal and not over big, and while I train the horse, not the pedigree, I bought him thinking he would get a mile. His dam got a mile and so did his second dam. If things went really well we’d look at Royal Ascot and consider something like the Windsor Castle Stakes.”

Quinn, whose treble took him to 106 winners at Goodwood - he and Frankie Dettori are the only centurions at the course among current jockeys - said: “It’s nice for a small stable like Dominic’s to have a winner here. I rode the sire, Sri Pekan, when he was in training with Paul Cole, and Dominic used to work for Paul as an assistant trainer.”



SEVENTH RACE QUOTES
SINGLETON HANDICAP


TARANAKI GETS PENALTY FOR ASCOT

With a smaller maximum of 20 for Saturday’s Victoria Cup at Ascot, there will be plenty ballotted out overnight from the cavalry charge, but Taranaki helped his prospects of getting a run when sweeping through the field to earn a 6lb penalty by winning the Singleton Handicap.


Owner-breeder Eric Evers, delighted how well Lisa Jones rode the Peter Cundell-trained six-year-old, confirmed that she will keep the ride at Ascot “if we get in.”

Evers added: ”The penalty puts us up to 88, and I just pray that is high enough for Taranaki to get into the race.


“He was third behind Camp Commander in the Ascot race last year, finishing like a rocket after being checked twice.


“We told Lisa that Taranaki has a one-furlong sprint so to wait as long as possible, and she carried out our instructions to the letter.”

Lisa Jones, having her second Goodwood victory, confessed that she got lucky. “I thought I was going to get stuck in a hole, but everything opened up for me, and it all worked out perfectly.”

Evers, who admits that he is a “dreamer”, added: “I told Peter not to have Taranaki gelded as he might win the Derby, and, while we never scaled those heights, it would be marvellous for a small owner-breeder if he could win a Listed or Group race.


“He is by Delta Dancer, who is an unraced Caerleon stallion that is great value for only £300.”


WATERING LEADS TO GOOD GOING


Seamus Buckley, who acts as clerk of the course on Goodwood racedays, reports the going as good for the start of the three-day May Trials meeting.


Buckley said: “Yesterday we put on approximately eight millimetres of water along the straight course, while at the weekend we put eight millimetres on the round course.


“The Turftrax Going Stick gives a reading of 8.5, which ties in with the assessment we made by walking the course and using the traditional stick as a guide.”

With clear skies and a dry forecast for the meeting, all is set fair for the first Goodwood racing of the year.


Buckley also revealed that, for the first time, he is preserving a strip of ground exclusively for the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting at the end of July. He said: “The preserved strip runs for two furlongs from the mile start at the intersection of the round course. A lot of races are run over seven and eight furlongs so it’s an area which gets a lot of use.


“It is essential that owners, trainers and jockeys are happy with the ground and when you are hosting some of the best racing in the world it goes without saying that you’ve got to provide good going.”

Praising the Goodwood groundstaff, Buckley said: “I am very lucky to have such an excellent team of dedicated professionals, committed to providing the best possible going.”

That same team are again in pursuit of the Neil Wyatt award, given to racecourses in recognition of their turf management, and won by Goodwood for the second time last year.



CHANNON GETS ROLLS-ROYCE TREATMENT


Mick Channon, the Berkshire trainer and former England footballer, has been treading in the footsteps of legendary trainer Dick Hern since he moved to West Ilsley.


Hern, affectionately known as The Major, trained at West Ilsley for many years before ending his career in Lambourn, while Channon’s first runners from the famous yard appeared in 2000.


The careers of both men come into focus at Goodwood today when Channon will step forward to receive the Dick Hern Award, sponsored for the first time in 2004 by Rolls-Royce, and given to the trainer of the most winners at the Sussex track in one season.


Channon saddled nine Goodwood winners last year, when he recorded a double at the all-important Glorious meeting in July, and, in recognition of those victories, he will receive a specially-commissioned bronze by Philip Blacker and a cheque for £1,000 to be given to his stable staff.


Hern, who passed away on May 22, 2002, at the age of 81, loved nothing more than sending out a winner at Goodwood. Before his retirement in 1997 he was champion trainer four times and gained 115 Goodwood victories, including back-to-back Sussex Stakes’ wins with Brigadier Gerard and Sallust in 1971 and 1972.


The involvement of Rolls-Royce in this award is particularly appropriate, given that the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant is located on the Goodwood Estate. Revered around the world for the production of luxury cars, Rolls-Royce is celebrating its centenary in 2004.




CANTOR INDEX NEW SPONSORS
OF SUSSEX STAKES

Goodwood’s most famous race, the Group 1 Sussex Stakes, has a new sponsor and a valuable increase in prize-money.


The mile contest, held on the Wednesday of the Glorious Goodwood meeting (July 28), is being backed by Cantor Index, one of the country’s leading financial spread betting firms and part of the Cantor Fitzgerald Group. Their involvement means the Cantor Odds Sussex Stakes will top £300,000 in prize-money for the first time.


Announcing the new sponsorship, which is named after Cantor’s new fixed odds business, Goodwood’s chairman, the Duke of Richmond, added: “Cantor Index are also sponsoring a valuable one-mile-four-furlong handicap at the Glorious Goodwood meeting, worth £85,000 and to be known as the Cantor Odds Stakes [formerly known as the Tote Gold Trophy Showcase Handicap], and the same company is supporting the Goodwood Revival, held at Goodwood Motor Circuit in September.”

The Cantor Odds Sussex Stakes was last sponsored by Champagne Lanson between 1999 and 2001, while Robert Sangster’s Swettenham Stud was associated with the famous race from 1984 to 1989.


Looking ahead to this year’s contest, Goodwood’s Managing Director and Clerk of the Course, Rod Fabricius said: “Wouldn’t it be great if Russian Rhythm, who won the Vodafone Nassau Stakes over 10 furlongs at the Glorious Goodwood meeting last year, could return to a mile here in July and add the Cantor Odds Sussex Stakes to her remarkable record.”

Despite the loss of valuable media rights revenue following the collapse of the ATR deal, Goodwood has worked hard to minimise the impact on prize-money during 2004 which will total £3.5 million. Fabricius said: “It is thanks to our sponsors, old and new, that we have been able to limit the negative impact to just 2% [approximately £100,000].”

Among key new sponsorships at Goodwood in 2004 is the Betfair Cup (registered as the Lennox Stakes), a Group 2 event being run on the first day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting. Betfair, the leading betting exchange, is also supporting the Betfair Molecomb Stakes on the same day.


Ladbrokes are also increasing their financial involvement by boosting the value of the one-mile-two-furlong handicap on day three of the Glorious meeting to £75,000, while William Hill continue their support for the £100,000 William Hill Mile on day four.


Total sponsorship at Goodwood this year has reached £820,000, up 5% on last year, and means prize-money of £3.5m is on offer this year - this is principally made up of £1.6m from Goodwood (including sponsorship money) and £1.48m from the Levy Board. The average prize-money per race, excluding entry fees, is similar to last year, at just over £22,000 per race.


Two key races have also been upgraded this year - the Oak Tree Stakes, held on the Friday of Glorious Goodwood and formerly a Listed event, is now of Group 3 status, while the Vodafone Fillies’ Stakes (registered as the Lillie Langtry Stakes) and held on the final day of that same meeting, has been given the same upgrade. Both contests will carry a prize fund of £50,000.




BIG BETTING MOVES AT GOODWOOD

Gatwick has been the horse who has dominated the morning betting moves, backed with all the major firms in one of the gambles of the season in the totesport Stakes (Heritage Handicap) at 3.15pm.


Quoted at 9-2 by William Hill this morning and part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, whose preparations for Manchester United’s FA Cup Final against Millwall on Saturday prevent him from making the journey south, Gatwick is all the rage, and William Hill spokesman David Hood reported Mick Channon’s colt being laid to lose more than £500,000 before midday.


Hood said: ”Gatwick would not be the biggest gamble of the season so far, but he is certainly among the top 10, and we can only pray that he is grounded! We have been cutting his price all morning, but the punters continued to pile on, and we have been forced to run for cover and reduce the odds to 9-4.”

Corals, Ladbrokes, Victor Chandler and the the sponso totesport all reported similiar heavy demands for Gatwick at 4-1 and 7-2, though 11-4 is still available with all four.


Dave Stevens of Coral said: ”Gatwick was put up on two of the leading tipping lines and also Pricewise of the Racing Post, so we were prepared for the stampede, but he would be a very bad result for us.”

Apart from Gatwick, Mustajed, who fractured his near-hind pastern when being prepared for last year’s Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and is reappearing after an absence of 356 days in the opening Marriott Goodwood Park Hotel Condirions Stakes (2.10pm), is the major “steamer”, being backed with Victor Chandler, Ladbrokes and the Tote at 5-2. There is still a bit of 9-4 flying around, but as the layers observed “it is going fast.”

Other bits of pieces seen in the offices were for Desert Opal (13-2 from 9-1 with the totesport) in the 2.40pm, the Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Handicap while the The Queen’s Royal Warrant is an each-way plunge from 25-1 to 16-1 against Gatwick in the totesport handicapwith Victor Chandler, who also reported money for Chester disappointment Graham Island (13-2 from 8-1) in the Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes, and for topweight Fruit of Glory (7-1 from 9-1) in the finale, the Singleton Handicap.




GOODWOOD MAY TRIALS MEETING 2004
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 18
NON-RUNNER

Race 3 totesport Stakes Heritage Handicap

No 13 Cello (vet’s certificate)

RACE ONE
2.10pm THE MARRIOTT GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL CONDITIONS STAKES

Class C, £14,000 added, 7f, for three-year-olds and upwards which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race after May 17, 2003. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 7lb; fillies 8st 2lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Penalties, after May 17, 2003, for each Class D race won 2lb; for each Class C race won 4lb; for each Class B race won 6lb; for each Class A race won 8lb. (Handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (Penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 12lb) Allowances: Horses which have not won a Conditions Race run under the Rules of a recognised turf authority after May 17, 2003, 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £8,444.80; 2nd: £3,203.20; 3rd: £1,601.60; 4th: £728; 5th: £364; 6th: £218.40

1 NAAHY (Kuwait Racing Syndicate) Mick Channon 4-8-12 Sam Hitchcott (3) [2] 5-1
2 SUGGESTIVE (Barbara Bassett) William Haggas 6-9-10 Michael Hills [5] 6-1
3 COURT MASTERPIECE (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 4-9-12 Johnny Murtagh [4]
4 STATE CITY (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 5-9-01 Frankie Dettori [6]
5 MAGHANIM (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 4-9-01 Richard Quinn [7]
6 MUSTAJED (Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-06 Richard Hills [3] 6-4fav
7 CAVERAL (A Stalder) Richard Hannon 3-8-01 Martin Dwyer [1]
7 ran

Breeder: Red House Stud Breeding: Bahamian Bounty - Daffodil Fields (Try My Best)
Distances: 1 3/4, 3/4, hd, sh, 5, 9 Time: 1m 26.24s
Totes: Win: £5.20 Places: £2.10, £3.00 Exacta: £25.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown
Wins in a season (1990-2003):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71:72:90:67:123:143 (most victories in Britain) Number of horses in training (1990-2004):20:35:45 :44:64:86:91:84:106:124:135:159:177:184:203 Major wins include: King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns) Wins this season: 14 First Goodwood winner: You Know The Rules (Ultramar Handicap, June 28, 1991) Total Goodwood wins: 48 (6 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:- Name: Hitchcott, Samuel Cooper Born: September 16, 1982 Background: Apprenticed to Mick Channon, having previously been with Mick
Easterby Riding Weight: 7st 12lb Wins in 2002-03: 14; 45 First Goodwood win: Naahy (Bonusprint Stakes H’cap, May 21, 2003) Goodwood winners: 6 (one at July Meeting)


RACE TWO 2.40pm THE MITSUBISHI DIAMOND VISION HANDICAP

Class C, Handicap, £14,000 added, 1m, for four-year-olds and upwards rated 0-100. Penalties: after May 8, a winner 6lb. Penalty values: 1st: £10,010; 2nd: £3,080; 3rd: £1,540; 4th: £770

1 HIGHLAND REEL (Sir Gordon Brunton) David Elsworth 7-9-01 Richard Quinn [6] 40-1
2 AMANDUS (Mohammed Rashid) David Loder 4-9-10 Kieren Fallon [17] 7-1jt-fav
3 NASHAAB (M Lawrence) David Evans 7-9-04 Robert Havlin [15] 8-1
4 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE (David Croft & Partners) James Fanshawe 5-9-07 Johnny Murtagh [9] 8-1
5 FINISHED ARTICLE (The Caledonian Racing Society) David Elsworth 7-9-06 Dane O'Neill [8]
6 ALRAFID (Gillespie Brothers) Gary Moore 5-9-01 Ryan Moore [2]
7 IMPELLER (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 5-9-03 Steve Drowne [14]
8 SRI DIAMOND (Ascot Brew Racing) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-08 John Egan [19]
9 WELCOME STRANGER (H Moszkowicz) James Eustace 4-8-08 Jason Tate [16]
10 OMAHA CITY (Brian Gubby Ltd) Brian Gubby 10-8-02 Jimmy Quinn [12]
11 PENNY CROSS (Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook) James Given 4-9-02 Richard Hills [5]
12 DESERT OPAL (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 4-9-08 Richard Hughes [10]
7-1jt-fav
13 SPANISH DON (Richard Cohen) David Elsworth 6-9-02 Ted Durcan [11]
14 CAPTAIN SAIF (Malih Basti) Richard Hannon 4-9-08 Pat Dobbs [18]
15 HIT'S ONLY MONEY (Clive Whiting) Paul Blockley 4-9-10 David Nolan (3) [3]
16 QUIET STORM (Howard Spooner) Geoff Wragg 4-10-00 Darryll Holland [7]
17 OUR TEDDY (The Beare Family) Andrew Balding 4-9-06 Martin Dwyer [4]
18 CAL MAC (Webtack Racing) Robert Cowell 5-8-05(inc1lbow) Sam Hitchcott (3) [1]

18 ran Non-runner: No 4 Chinkara (withdrawn not under starter’s orders)
Breeder: Sir Gordon Brunton Breeding: Selkirk - Taj Victory (Final Straw)
Distances: 1/2, sh, sh, nk, 3/4, nk, 1 1/4, 2, nk, nk, 1 1/4, hd, 1/2, 1 1/2, 1/2, 5, 6 Time: 1m 39.75s Totes: Win: £69.40 Places: £9.80, £2.30, £2.00, £2.30 Exacta: £1108.90

Winning trainer:-Name Elsworth, David Raymond Cecil Wins in a season (1992-2003):40:32: 33:14:16:24:33:50:32:36:20:40 Horses in training (1998-2004): 60:83:100:87:72: 61:64 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 In The Groove), Champion Stakes (1990 In The Groove), Coronation Cup (1991 In The Groove), Juddmonte International (1990 In The Groove), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Dead Certain), Henry II Stakes (1997 & 98 Persian Punch), Dante Stakes (1999 Salford Express), Diomed Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Jockey Club Cup (2000, 2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1982 Heighlin, 2001 & 2003 Persian Punch), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) Other details: National Hunt successes include Cheltenham Gold Cup (1989 Desert Orchid), Grand National (1988 Rhyme ‘N’ Reason), King George VI Chase (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 Desert Orchid), Whitbread Gold Cup (1988 Desert Orchid), Irish National (1990 Desert Orchid), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1989 & 1990 Barnbrook Again) Wins This Year: 6 First Goodwood winner: Heighlin (Goodwood Handicap, July 30, 1980) Total Goodwood wins: 64 (14 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Classic wins: (3) Rothmans Royals St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Fillies Mile’ (1991 Culture Vulture), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Lupe Stakes (2000 Love Divine), Fred Darling Stakes (2001 Rolly Polly) Betfair.com Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy) First Goodwood win: Aqaba Prince (Birdless Grove H’cap, May 23, 1984) Goodwood winners: 104 (27 at July Meeting)


RACE THREE 3.15pm THE TOTESPORT HERITAGE HANDICAP

Class B, 1m 1f, for three-year-olds only Rated 0-105, total prize fund £75,000. Penalties, after May 8, a winner 6lb. Penalty values: 1st: £43,500; 2nd: £16,500; 3rd: £8,250; 4th: £3,750; 5th: £1,875; 6th: £1,125

1 GATWICK (W Ponsonby) Mick Channon 3-8-11 Richard Quinn [11] 9-4fav
2 DANCING LYRA (N Browne) John Hills 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon [4] 10-1
3 MUTAFANEN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-07 Richard Hills [2] 12-1
4 ROYAL WARRANT (The Queen) Andrew Balding 3-8-07 Martin Dwyer [15] 14-1
5 TRANQUIL SKY (G Beeby & Lord Marchwood) Neville Callaghan 3-8-02 Dominic Fox (5) [12]
6 WOODY VALENTINE (Favourites Racing) Mark Johnston 3-8-04 Stanley Chin [16]
7 TIGER TIGER (R Huggins) Jamie Poulton 3-8-09 John Egan [6]
8 DESERT DREAMER (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-9-03 Michael Hills [3]
9 MOMTIC (Heath, Keenan & Verrier) William Jarvis 3-8-04 Jimmy Quinn [10]
10 SEW'N'SO CHARACTER (Aykroyd & Sons Ltd) Michael Blanshard 3-9-06 Frannie Norton [19]
11 PAGAN MAGIC (The Gap Partnership) James Toller 3-7-10 Lisa Jones (3) [13]
12 NEVER WILL (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-04 Joe Fanning [1]
13 HATCH (Blue Metropolis) Robert Cowell 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [14]
14 FANCY FOXTROT (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [18]
15 BLUE EMPIRE (Nigel Shields) Paul Blockley 3-7-13 John Bramhill [8]
16 INSTRUCTOR (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing IX) Richard Hannon 3-8-03 Ryan Moore [5]
17 ZWEIBRUCKEN (Eddie Tynan) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-07 Pat Dobbs [17]
18 SALISBURY PLAIN (Jumeirah Racing) David Loder 3-8-04 Ted Durcan [9]

18 ran Non-runner: No 13 Cello (vet’s certificate)
Breeder: M Dargan Breeding: Ali-Royal - Airport (Warpath)
Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, hd, hd, 3/4, sh, 2, 1, 1/2, nk, 5, nk, 1 1/4, 3/4, 1 1/4, 4, nk Time:1m 55.10s
Totes: Win: £3.40 Places: £1.10, £2.30, £3.80, £3.40 Exacta: £24.70

Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown
Wins in a season (1990-2003):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71:72:90:67:123:143 (most victories in Britain) Number of horses in training (1990-2004):20:35:45 :44:64:86:91:84:106:124:135:159:177:184:203 Major wins include: King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns) Wins this season: 15 First Goodwood winner: You Know The Rules (Ultramar Handicap, June 28, 1991) Total Goodwood wins: 49 (2nd winner of May Trials Meeting; 6 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Classic wins: (3) Rothmans Royals St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Fillies Mile’ (1991 Culture Vulture), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Lupe Stakes (2000 Love Divine), Fred Darling Stakes (2001 Rolly Polly) Betfair.com Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy) First Goodwood win: Aqaba Prince (Birdless Grove H’cap, May 23, 1984) Goodwood winners: 105 (2nd winner of May Trials Meeting; 27 at July Meeting)


3.45pm FOURTH RACE
THE LETHEBY & CHRISTOPHER PREDOMINATE STAKES

Listed Race, Class A, £30,000 total prize fund, 1m 3f, for three-year-old colts and geldings. Weights: 8st 8lb. Penalties, a winner of a Listed race of 7f or more 3lb; of a Pattern race of 7f or more 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £17,400; 2nd: £6,600; 3rd: £3,300; 4th: £1,500; 5th: £750; 6th: £450

1 MANYANA (Sheikh Mohammed) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-08 Martin Dwyer [3] 10-1
2 CROCODILE DUNDEE (R Huggins) Jamie Poulton 3-8-08 John Egan [4] 25-1
3 RED LANCER (Fox and Cub Partnership) Richard Price 3-9-00 Robert Miles [6]
4 HAPPY CRUSADER (Team Havana) Paul Cole 3-8-08 Kieren Fallon [1]
5 MUTAHAYYA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-08 Richard Hills [7] 2-1fav
6 GRAHAM ISLAND (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 3-8-08 Darryll Holland [5]
7 ZOUAVE (E H Jones (Paints) Ltd) Brian Meehan 3-8-08 Michael Hills [2]

7 ran Breeder: C Wacker III Breeding: Alzao - Sometime (Royal Academy) Distances: hd, 2 1/2, 1/2, 5, 5, 1 3/4 Time: 2m 28.01s Totes: Win: £12.50 Places: £4.90, £5.60
Exacta: £192.00

Winning trainer:-Name: Tregoning, Marcus Philip Born: July 31, 1959 Based: Kingwood House Stables, Lambourn, Berkshire Winners 1997-2003: 0; 13; 26; 21; 53; 32; 56 Big Race Wins: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1999 Ekraar), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana) Horses in Training 2001-03: 88; 113; 122 Wins This Season: 5 First Goodwood Winner: Maghaarb (Frizell Insurance Maiden Stakes, June 28, 1998) Goodwood wins: 23 (4 at July Meeting)

Winning Jockey:- Name: Dwyer, Martin Joseph Date of Birth: 28/06/75 Based: Hungerford, Berks Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) Big Race Wins: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Cheshire Oaks (2002 Shadow Dancing), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Jockey Club Cup (2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Goodwood Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana) Wins 1995-03: 6; 36; 57; 46; 36; 61; 65; 104; 90 Other Details: Married to daughter of trainer William Muir Wins this season: 30 First Goodwood winner: Ivory’s Dawn (Ambrose Harcourt’s Heart and Soul Handicap, June 13, 1997) Goodwood wins: 20 winners (4 at July Meeting)

4.20pm RACE FIVE
THE CASCO MAIDEN STAKES

Class D, 1m, three-year-old maidens, £8,000 added to stakes. Weights: colts and geldings 9st, fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty values: 1st: £5,577; 2nd: £1,716; 3rd: £858; 4th: £429
1 DUBOIS (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 3-9-00 Richard Hills [7] 9-4fav
2 GOLD MASK (William Farish) John Gosden 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [10] 5-2
3 LUCAYAN LEGEND (Lucayan Stud) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon [9] 13-2
4 STARMIX (Sir Martyn Arbib) Paul Cole 3-9-00 Richard Quinn [4]
5 RIDGE BOY (Chris Harrington) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Pat Dobbs [6]
6 HIGH FREQUENCY (M Caddy) William Muir 3-9-00 Martin Dwyer [3]
7 ZILMY (Gone Racing) Peter Harris 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [8]
8 INNOCENT REBEL (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-00 Ted Durcan [2]
9 BAHAMA REEF (Brian Gubby Ltd) Brian Gubby 3-9-00 Jimmy Quinn [1]
10 BLAISE WOOD (D Deer) Gary Moore 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [5]
10 ran
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Breeding: Sadler’s Wells - Dazzle (Gone West)
Distances: 1 1/4, 1 3/4, 3, 1/2, 3, 1/2, 1/2, 2, hd Time: 1m 39.90s
Totes: Win: £2.90 Places: £1.30, £1.60, £1.80 Exacta: £7.30
Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. British Classic wins: (10) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Rothmans Royals St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), French 2000 Guineas (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre); Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard); Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami); Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross; 2000 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1998 Sea Wave), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr) Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1999 Kayf Tara), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Wins in a season (1995-2003) 14:48:41:38:41:17:24:21:23 Wins this season: 6 First Goodwood Win: Tamayaz (Vodapage Conditions Stakes, July 29, 1995) Total Goodwood wins: 32 (9 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 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), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), 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 First Goodwood win: King Of Comedy (John Kent H’cap, September 14, 1985) Goodwood winners: 62 (13 at July Meeting)

RACE SIX
4.55pm THE AVTRADE MAIDEN AUCTION STAKES
Class D, £7,000 added, for two-year-old maidens sold or bought in as yearlings by public auction, or as two tear olds at the “Breeze Up” sales for 47,000gns or less before July 1, 2003 or for 50,000gns or less after June 30, 2003. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Allowances: for each 1000gns paid below 50,000gns 1lb. Penalty values: 1st: £4,797; 2nd: £1,476; 3rd: £738; 4th: £369

1 GORTUMBLO (K Corrigan) Dominic ffrench Davis 2-8-07 Richard Quinn [8] 25-1
2 ASIAN TIGER (The Waney Racing Group Inc) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Richard Hughes [7] Evs fav
3 EMPIRE'S GHODHA (Clipper Group Holdings) Brian Meehan 2-8-09 Kieren Fallon [3] 9-2
4 RAGGED GLORY (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 2-8-09 Pat Dobbs [6]
5 SHUJUNE AL HAWAA (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-05 Ted Durcan [5]
6 WITHERING LADY (Salter, Wilson & Oakes) Nerys Dutfield 2-8-02 Jimmy Quinn [1]
7 DETONATE (John Purcell) Ian Wood 2-8-07 Darryll Holland [2]
8 IN DREAM'S (Brian Gubby) Brian Gubby 2-8-10 Martin Dwyer [4]

8 ran
Breeder: London Thoroughbred Services Ltd Breeding: Sri Pekan - Evergreen (Lammtarra)
Distances: 1 1/4, nk, 2, sh, hd, 1 1/4, 2 1/2 Time: 1m 0.55s
Totes: Win: £42.00 Places: £4.10, £1.20, £1.10 Exacta: £121.50

Winning trainer:- Name ffrench Davis, Dominic Born: November 8, 1965 Based: Gordon Cottage, Parsonage Lane, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berks Date of first trainer’s licence: 1994 First Goodwood winner: Head To Kerry (August 23, 2003 - Kincsem Handicap Stakes) Goodwood wins: 3 (none at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Classic wins: (3) Rothmans Royals St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Fillies Mile’ (1991 Culture Vulture), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Lupe Stakes (2000 Love Divine), Fred Darling Stakes (2001 Rolly Polly) Betfair.com Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy) First Goodwood win: Aqaba Prince (Birdless Grove H’cap, May 23, 1984) Goodwood winners: 106 (3rd winner of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 27 at July Meeting)

RACE SEVEN
5.30pm THE SINGLETON STAKES (HANDICAP)

Class D, £14,000 added, Handicap, 7f, for four-year-olds and upwards Rated 0-90. Penalties, after May 8, a winner 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,964.50; 2nd: £3,066; 3rd: £1,533; 4th: £766.50

1 TARANAKI (Eric Evers) Peter Cundell 6-9-03 Lisa Jones (3) [13] 9-1
2 MATERIAL WITNESS (M Caddy) William Muir 7-9-07 Martin Dwyer [11] 16-1
3 JUST FLY (Ascot Brew Racing) Sylvester Kirk 4-9-02 Pat Dobbs [16] 12-1
4 FRUIT OF GLORY (R Hill) John Jenkins 5-10-00 Darryll Holland [12] 11-2 jt-fav
5 LAST APPOINTMENT (Michael Scott) James Eustace 4-9-04 Jason Tate [8]
6 GREENWOOD (The Golden Anorak Partnership) Pat Murphy 6-9-01 John Egan [7]
7 PERFECT PORTRAIT (Jumeirah Racing) David Loder 4-8-11 Kieren Fallon [1]
8 DIGITAL (W Wightman) Mick Channon 7-9-09 Sam Hitchcott (3) [4]
9 STOIC LEADER (Alan Willoughby) Roger Fisher 4-9-04 Joe Fanning [15]
11-2 jt-fav
10 FLINT RIVER (The Firm) Hughie Morrison 6-8-12 Richard Hughes [3]
11 GIFT HORSE (Exors of the Late Miss A Church) James Fanshawe 4-9-06 Johnny Murtagh [9]
12 POLAR IMPACT (N Jones) Gary Moore 5-8-10 Ted Durcan [10]
13 JUST A GLIMMER (Manor Farm Packers Ltd) Gerald Cottrell 4-9-08 Frannie Norton [6]
14 OAKLEY RAMBO (Brian Oakley) Richard Hannon 5-9-04 Ryan Moore [2]
15 YEOMAN LAD (New Finlan Homes Ltd) Andrew Balding 4-9-00 Simon Whitworth [14]
16 ILE MICHEL (Bill Tyler) John O'Shea 7-9-06 Robert Miles (3) [5]

16 ran Breeder: Eric Evers Breeding: Delta Dancer - Miss Ticklepenny (Distant Relative)
Distances: 2, 3/4, nk, nk, 1/2, sh, hd, 1 1/4, 3, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3/4, nk, 6 Time: 1m 26.91s
Totes: Win: £14.00 Places: £3.40, £4.50, £4.80, £2.00 Exacta: £191.10

Winning Trainer: Cundell, Peter David Based: Roden House, Compton, Berkshire Born: 20/12/48 First Licence: 1974. Previously assistant to John Oxx, J Auden, Allen Jerkens & W B Cocks. Also rode 24 winners as an amateur. Best horses Trained: King Of Spain; Bachelors Hall, Celtic Ryde Big Races Won (National Hunt): King George VI Chase; Hennessy Gold Cup, Thomas Pink Gold Cup, Bula Hurdle Other Details: Former President of National Trainers’ Federation Horses in Training 2003: 15 Wins 2002-03: 13; 8 First Goodwood winner: The Happy Hooker (Court Hill Handicap Stakes, May 21, 1975) Total Goodwood wins: 7 (2 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:- Name: Jones, Lisa Age: 20 (as of 9/9/03) Apprenticeship: With Willie Musson in Newmarket First Ride: Acebo Lyons (Roger Harrod’s Karpet Kingdom Apprentices’ Handicap, Yarmouth, May 31, 2000) First Winner: Dulzie (St. Zita's Day Apprentice Selling Stakes, Southwell, April 27, 2001) Wins 2001- 2003: 1; 15; 43 Big Race Wins Include: Mail On Sunday/Tote Mile Final (2003 Pagan Prince) Wins This Year: 33 Goodwood winners: 2 (none at July Meeting) Wins This Season: 22

LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY

1st 2nd 3rd
Mick Channon 2 - -
Saeed bin Suroor 1 - -
Peter Cundell 1 - -
David Elsworth 1 - -
Dominic ffrench Davis 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Richard Hannon - 1 1
John Gosden - 1 -
William Haggas - 1 -
John Hills - 1 -
David Loder - 1 -
William Muir - 1 -
Jamie Poulton - 1 -
Ed Dunlop - - 2
David Evans - - 1
Sylvester Kirk - - 1
Brian Meehan - - 1
Richard Price - - 1


LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY

1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Quinn 3 - -
Martin Dwyer 1 1 -
Richard Hills 1 - 1
Sam Hitchcott 1 - -
Lisa Jones 1 - -
Kieren Fallon - 2 2
John Egan - 1 -
Michael Hills - 1 -
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22 GO FORWARD FOR VODAFONE CORONATION CUP


A total of 22 top-class middle-distance horses from Britain, France and Ireland go forward for the 2004 Vodafone Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 4 at today's forfeit stage.


Irish maestro Aidan O'Brien has yet to add the Vodafone Coronation Cup to his illustrious CV but looks to hold a strong hand this year with four entries still engaged, headed by last season's St Leger winner Brian Boru. Ballydoyle's other three representatives are the unexposed Excalibur, winner of his only start to date at the Curragh last year, Ice Dancer and Powerscourt.


The other powerhouse of European racing, the Maktoum family's Godolphin operation, is also well represented in the £250,000 contest with five entries to choose from at this stage. The best of these would appear to be Sulamani, the 2002 French Derby hero who won two Grade One races in the USA last season. Last year's Vodafone Coronation Cup runner-up Highest, Doyen, Leadership and Papineau add further strength to the Godolphin hand.


Last year's Vodafone Coronation Cup was landed by Warrsan and Clive Brittain's tough performer is a possible once again this year along with Highest, the fourth Bandari and sixth Polish Summer, from the leading French yard of Andre Fabre and a subsequent winner of the Group One Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad Al Sheba in March.


Bandari is trained by Mark Johnston who also has three other entries to choose from including Darasim, recent Group Three Ormonde Stakes victor Systematic and Scott's View, who has finished third in two Group One contests already this season in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad Al Sheba and the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin, Hong Kong.


Further French interest comes in the form of the Elie Lellouche-trained Vallee Enchantee, victorious in the Group One Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin last December, when Polish Summer was second and Warrsan third.


Of the remaining entries, the best include High Accolade, triumphant in the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot last season, Magistretti, last seen out when finishing second to Falbrav in the Juddmonte International at York in August and Mick Channon's tough campaigner Imperial Dancer, who gained a Group One success last season in the Premio Roma at Capannelle.


Stephen Wallis, Managing Director of Epsom Downs, commented: "It is very pleasing to see many top older horses staying in training this year, which bodes well for a fantastic renewal of the Vodafone Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 4, featuring a string of entries who have performed at the highest level around the world."

Today also saw a forfeit stage for the two early closing sprint races at the Vodafone Derby meeting with 16 horses still engaged in the Group Two Vodafone Temple Stakes and 40 horses going forward for the Vodafone "Dash" Stakes.




THE VODAFONE CORONATION CUP

Class A, Group One, £250,000 Total Prize Fund, Epsom Downs, Friday, June 4, 2004. For four-year-olds & upwards. One mile, four furlongs and about ten yards. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed April 9, entries revealed April 7 (48 entries), forfeit stage May 18 (22 remain), £20,000 supplementary entry stage May 29, five-day-confirmation stage May 29, final declaration stage 10.00am, June 2. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys & are correct up to and including Monday, May 17, 2004.


Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
13/4442-011 BANDARI (IRE) 5 Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
04213-15 BRIAN BORU 4 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
131130-6 DARASIM (IRE) 6 Markus Graff Mark Johnston
5/11124- DOYEN (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
105D3-14 DUBAI SUCCESS 4 Maktoum Al Maktoum Barry Hills
006-(0)2005 DUTCH GOLD (USA) 4 Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum Clive Brittain
1- EXCALIBUR (IRE) 4 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
626212- HIGH ACCOLADE 4 Lady Tennant Marcus Tregoning
2/10325-0 HIGHEST (IRE) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0051/01/- ICE DANCER (IRE) 6 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
164110-36 IMPERIAL DANCER 6 Peter Taplin Mick Channon
312/110- LEADERSHIP 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
5/11022- MAGISTRETTI (USA) 4 Michael Tabor Neville Callaghan
2115- PAPINEAU 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
2512-115 POLISH SUMMER 7 Khaid Abdulla Andre Fabre FR
12/6113- POWERSCOURT 4 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
4101313 SCOTT'S VIEW 5 Great Escape Partnership Mark Johnston
142115- SULAMANI (IRE) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0/2500(0)- SUNNY GLENN 6 Helen Mahr Nerys Dutfield
11/255-321 SYSTEMATIC 5 Maktoum Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
301411-4 VALLEE ENCHANTEE (IRE) 4 Ecurie Wildenstein Elie Lellouche FR
26333-53 WARRSAN (IRE) 6 Saeed Manana Clive Brittain

22 entries remain
4 Irish-trained
2 French-trained


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