Thursday, May 20, 2004
GOODWOOD MAY TRIALS MEETING 2004
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
THIRD DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 20
FABRICIUS SMILING IN THE RAIN
In view of the fact that the theme for the final day of the May meeting was “Boating Comes To Goodwood”, perhaps it was only fitting that the heavens should open for the concluding Avon Inflatables Apprentice Handicap, but, like his seven local sponsors, managing director Rod Fabricius was smiling in the rain.
Fabricius said:”This is our second ‘Boating’ day, and, being situated only a few miles inland from the South Coast, Chichester Harbour and a major marine industry, we were delighted to welcome them back as sponsors.
“Yet again, it has proved a huge success, and we very much hope that they will return for a third year in 12 months time.”
Summing up what he called “three fabulous days”, Fabricius added:”We were very lucky that the rain held off until our 21st and final race, but we stage a new evening meeting next Wednesday and, with that it mind, this storm is both timely and beneficial and ought to help get the ground heading back towards ‘Good’.”
Goodwood racegoers may not have seen either a Derby or an Oaks winner in this week’s Epsom trials, but Fabricius was delighted with the quality of the fields, adding “It was a shame that Frankie (Dettori) broke a finger here on Tuesday, but at least it gave Goodwood racegoers a chance to see the talents of Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy. He rode two winners on what was his first visit, and, hopefully, we’ll see plenty more of him during the summer.”
FEATURE RACE WINNERS REPORTED IN GOOD ORDER
Manyana and Halicardia, who won the feature Listed races on the first two days of the Goodwood May Trials Meeting, were both reported in good health this morning by their trainers.
Manyana, who won Tuesday’s Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes, was ridden out this morning at Marcus Tregoning’s Lambourn yard, following which the trainer said: “He’s fine, although he had quite a tough race on account of the heat – a few horses were quite tired after their races on Tuesday. He’s been trotting today and will start cantering again next week.
“We’ll be going for the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot and not down the Derby route.”
Tregoning has one runner at Goodwood today – Alkaadhem in the Peters Fairline Festival Stakes (2.40), a Listed race over 10 furlongs.
Halicardia, successful in the Normandie Stud Lupe Stakes yesterday, returned safely to Peter Harris’s Hertfordshire stable, and the trainer said this morning: “She’s come out of the race in great order and ate up every oat this morning.
“She’s not a bit stiff, but I still think she takes a bit of time between races, and she’s definitely not going for the Vodafone Oaks. In fact we’ve taken her out of the classic today. We’d like to run her at Royal Ascot next.”
Harris could well grab more prize money on the final day of the May Trials Meeting. He runs two horses owned by his wife Caryl - Barolo in the Sunseeker Stakes (2.10) and Cutting Crew in the Motor Boat & Yachting Centenary Handicap (4.20), and both have chances.
Harris said: “I’m touching wood, but the horses seem to be running well at the moment. Cutting Crew has got a 5lb penalty, but he’s gone up 10lb in the handicap since his last run, so he seems well in and we’re hoping for a good run.”
Race One - Winner’s Quotes
BAROLO BOLTS UP IN OPENER
On paper, the Sunseeker Handicap looked a competitive handicap, but Barolo turned it into a procession from the two-furlong pole, scampering clear to win by five lengths from Archduke Ferdinand and provide both Peter Harris and Martin Dwyer with their second winner at the meeting.
Harris was taken aback by the ease with which Barolo won and conceded that handicaps might now be out and that he could be forced to look for a Listed prize.
He said: “We tried Barolo in Group 3 company last time only because there were no suitable handicaps around, and, while he is probably not that class, he is a very genuine gelding who gallops all the way to the line. We have enjoyed a great meeting, and I only wish it can continue.”
Harris now plans to scour the programme book, looking for another suitable opportunity for Barolo, but he was rated 98 before this runaway success, and, while the Berkhampsted trainer was thinking of the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle as a long-term target, he accepts that the handicapper may scupper those plans.
He added: “My only regret is that Barolo won so far, but Martin’s hand was forced somewhat by the attentions of the loose horse.”
DOE NONE THE WORSE FOR TUMBLE
Paul Doe, whose mount Theatre fell on the first bend, said “I was a little slowly away, so I angled left to get a clear run, and my horse’s front legs just went away and he went straight on his side - I slid a long way. My horse couldn’t even get a leg out.“
Doe added that he has passed the doctor and and will be able to ride Lord of the Sea in the 4.20pm race.
Acting clerk of the course Seamus Buckley said of Doe’s fall: “This was the first time that the horses have been round that bend this year and the ground hasn’t had time to get a bit ‘roughed up’ yet.
“If you are within two horses’ width nearest the rail then you are alright, but the camber then goes the wrong way and, if you are three horses’ wide, then you can be in trouble.
“The grass there is very lush and I think that was a contributory factor. There is nothing I could have done to prevent the fall; believe me, if there was I would have done it, so let’s hope we can get through the rest of the meeting with no problems.”
Martin Dwyer, who rode the first winner Barolo, said of Doe’s fall: “If you are three horses’ wide the ground just goes away from you and horses can lose their footing. It is just one of those things and Paul was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
JOCKEYS’ VIEWS ON GOING
Several jockeys who rode in the first race were concerned about the first bend on the 1m 6f course following the fall of Theatre, the mount of Paul Doe.
Rod Fabricius, Goodwood’s managing director, pointed out that the bend will not be raced round during the remainder of the meeting.
Simon Whitworth and Darryll Holland: “Like an ice rink.”
Steve Drowne: “Lovely ground, but a bit slippery.”
Johnny Murtagh: “Good to firm.”
Ted Durcan: “Slippery on the bend.”
Willie Supple: “Not as quick as yesterday – they must have put a lot of water on it. It’s good ground.”
Richard Quinn: “It’s fast ground, but loose on top, which makes it slippery – it’s a relief to us not to have to race round the bend again.”
Race Two - Winning Quotes
ALKAADHEM GAINS FIRST LISTED VICTORY
Lambourn trainer Marcus Tregoning saddled his second winner at this year’s May Trials Meeting when Alkaadhem, ridden by Richard Hills, gained his first black type in the Peters Fairline Festival Stakes (Listed Race).
Hills had held his mount up until the final furlong, and Tregoning said: “Richard was keen not to let him hit the front too soon. Alkaadhem travels so well - he travelled beautifully all the way through the race, but particularly as they turned in. It was just a matter of when.
“It’s [future plans] starting to look a bit more promising now. We’ve run him twice in handicaps, but it’s not worked out in big fields where he’s met trouble in running.”
Alkaadhem is entered in the Queen Anne Stakes and the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, but Tregoning said: “I don’t want to overface him. I don’t want to say we’re definitely not going to Ascot, but I need to talk to the boss [the colt’s owner, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum].”
The trainer is clearly very fond of the four-year-old, and added: “He’s a lovely horse with a great constitution. He’s a very deep horse - we’re lucky to have him.”
Race Two - Placed Quotes
AGONY CONTINUES FOR BUTLER
There cannot be many bigger money-spinners knocking around the main stage than Compton Bolter, who was beaten a neck by Alkaadhem in the Peter Fairline Festival Stakes.
Owner Eric Penser, while admitting that “there is an enormous gulf in the feeling between finishing first and second”, was justifiably proud of Compton Bolter, declaring: ”I bought him for only 8,000gns, and he has won more than £285,000 in win and place prize money, including seven Listed races, four of them last season when he was a six-year-old.”
Trainer Gerard Butler is having a miserable 2004 so far, and this latest agonising defeat stretches his losing sequence to 134 days.
He said: ”Whatever Compton Bolter does signifies the health of the herd, and if he had run badly I would have slit my wrists.
“But the old boy has run his heart out - he never ever lets us down and you could set your watch by him.
“Richard (Hughes) felt that had Alkaadhem challenged closer, Compton Bolter would have found a bit more, because he loves nothing more than to get involved in a scrap, but, ideally, our fellow wants a mile and a half and Mr Penser has several big targets in mind, including one or two at Royal Ascot.”
The Group 3 penalty was always going to be a problem for Big Bad Bob, who ran another solid race to be third, only half a length back.
John Dunlop, who trains Big Bad Bob, said: ”He is better when he can make the running, but we knew that there would be a lot pace on and that we would not be able to dominate, so we dropped him in behind and he has run a cracker.”
Race Three- Winner’s Quotes
ExCeL Schroders London Boat Show EBF Conqueror Stakes
DETTORI’S SHOES A PERFECT FIT FOR McEVOY
Kerrin McEvoy, who won on his first Goodwood ride yesterday, topped up the celebrations when again standing in successfully for the injured Frankie Dettori on the Godolphin-owned Gonfilia in the Listed ExCeL Schroders London Boat Show EBF Conqueror Stakes.
Never out of the first two, Gonfilia kept finding in front for the Aussie ace after regaining ther advantage over two out, and she galloped all the way to the line to beat Classical Dancer and Incheni by three quarters of a length and one.
McEvoy said: “I stayed down with Johnny Murtagh at the Marriott last night and even managed to jump into Frankie’s room. It’s working well jumping on his horses, so now all I need to do is to jump in his Ferrari!”
Praising Gonfilia, McEvoy added: ”She is a classy filly who seems to enjoy her racing and always wants to do her best to please you.”
Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of Gonfilia, has no doubt that better things are in store for Gonfilia.
He said: ”She is very honest and has produced some good times on the gallops in the mornings in Dubai, and I am sure that she is capable of winning a Group 3.
“She ran a good race against Illustrious Miss over seven furlongs at Lingfield, but, though she has plenty of speed, we will probably keep her to a mile. She goes in any ground.”
Confirming that both Snow Drop and Punctilious have been declared at the latest stage for the Vodafone Oaks at Epsom, bin Suroor said: “I am very pleased with both fillies. Sundrop worked over a mile this morning with New South Wales and she went extremely well. It is a case of so far, so good, and she will have one more piece of work next week which will put her spot on for Epsom.
“Punctilious also galloped this morning, going seven furlongs, and we were also very happy with her. We will soon have to sit down and decide which one Frankie rides, and Kerrin (McEvoy) will partner the other one.”
Bin Suroor also revealed that Godolphin’s big Vodafone Derby hope Snow Ridge was in action on the Newmarket gallops this morning.
He said:”He worked over seven furlongs with Imtiyaaz on the Trial gallop, and we could not be happier.”
THIRD RACE QUOTES
THE ExCeL SCHRODERS LONDON BOAT SHOW EBF CONQUEROR STAKES (LISTED RACE)
WEINSTOCK MEMORIAL NEXT FOR CLASSICAL DANCER
The lightly-raced filly Classical Dancer pleased trainer Henry Candy after she had finished second, beaten three quarters of a length, to Gonfilia in the ExCel Schroders London Boat Show EBF Conqueror Stakes.
By making the frame, Classical Dancer gained valuable black type, a prize asset for a filly, and Candy said: “We’ve completed that part of the exercise. She’s inexperienced and wants a bit more cut in the ground plus another half a furlong, but it was a good effort against that lot. She’s only run twice before.”
Candy now hopes the filly can win a Listed race, and he plans to run her in the Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes at Newbury on Thursday, June 10.
That 10-furlongs contest, for three-year-old fillies’ only, was formerly named after Lord Weinstock’s famous Irish breeding farm, Ballymacoll Stud.
Third place, one length behind the runner-up, went to Incheni, who ran poorly when last in the UltimateBet.com 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
This was a much better effort, and trainer Geoff Wragg commented: “[The Guineas] was a nonentity for her. I’ve no explanation for that run. She’s run a very good race today. She’s in the Coronation Stakes [Gr.1 at Royal Ascot] and we’ll have to think about that.”
FOURTH RACE QUOTES
THE DeNovo RAYMARINE MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
SPRINGTIME ROMANCE AN APT WINNER
On a sunny, spring day at Goodwood’s May Trials Meeting, the most-aptly named winner proved to be Springtime Romance, who prevailed in a driving finish to the DeNovo Raymarine Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
Sent off the 100-30 favourite, Springtime Romance just edged out Al Shuua after a prolonged battle between the two. The successful filly was ridden by Kieren Fallon, partnering his 64th winner at the Sussex racecourse.
This was Springtime Romance’s third appearance in public, and she met a couple of good horses in her previous outings, having been third to Bull Run (later winner of the Blue Riband Trial at Epsom) and sixth to Percussionist (who then scored by a wide margin in Lingfield’s Derby trial).
Today she was dropped in trip, and trainer Ed Dunlop said: “She didn’t stay one and a half miles last time out, which was major trainer error. Let’s hope the handicapper gives her half a chance.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE FOUR
DE NOVO RAYMARINE MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
AL SHUUA “IS PROGRESSIVE”
“She is a progressive filly and with a bit of luck will go one better next time,” said Clive Brittain’s travelling head lad John Spouse after their Al Shuua had been beaten just a head by favoured Springtime Romance in the fillies’ maiden.
“Seven furlongs was sharp for her last year and she was appallingly drawn when she ran at Warwick, but this was (nine furlongs) was much more her trip,” added Spouse.
“She really put her head down and battled and did not want to be denied.”
John Hills was delighted with the run of third placed Golden Island, who made up a lot of ground in the last quarter mile and was two and a half lengths back in third.
“She had just the one run last backend and is only a baby still,” he said of the daughter of Selkirk. “She is so inexperienced and just fell asleep in the stalls and I think she might have beaten the other two fillies if she had known more about it.
“I think the idea now is to win a little maiden and then try something more amibitious. I think she is a lovely filly,” the trainer went on.
WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
MOTOR BOAT & YACHTING CENTENARY HANDICAP
WATAMU LANDS THE TOUCH
Watamu may have been well beaten in his two ventures this season but there were valid reasons for both defeats and connections went for the gloves in the mile and three furlongs handicap. They landed the gamble in style, too, as Watamu was backed from 25-1 to 12-1 before winning in the most decisive style.
“The ground was far too heavy when he ran at Kempton,” said his trainer Peter Makin. “I very nearly pulled him out because of it, but then I reasoned that until you try you never know if they will go on ground like that or not; he didn’t.
“And when he ran at Newbury he was murdered through the race, so that though he has apparently had two runs they were both non-events. The maiden race he won at Epsom last year has worked out well -- the second horse has been placed in Listed company -- and we thought he was well handicapped on that form.
“Seb (Sanders) said that he is still a bit green which is why he kept him up to his work in the closing stages. What happens to him now depends on how the handicapper reacts -- as you saw that was a desperate race and he did not have an ounce in hand ! -- but another race like this is the sort of thing you would look for.”
Ascot’s King George V Handicap also came into discussions but, as Makin pointed out there are plenty of horses of similar style to Watamu who could be aimed at that race.
Watamu belongs to owner Raymond Henley, who is about to join the panel of stewards at Chepstow, and whose other good horses with Makin over the years have included Ovambo, a progressive horse a la Watamu three years ago and about to return to the fray after missing all last season with an appalling foot problem.
Sixth Race Quotes
the Finning Power EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
BALTIC DIPS JUST IN TIME
Richard Hannon and Mick Channon are traditionally the two-year-old kings, and, on the individual front, Hannon went 7-6 up on his arch-rival when Baltic Dip made a winning debut in the Finning Power EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
Baltic Dip (3-1) looked cooked when Park Romance, the 5-2 favourite, inched ahead in the final furlong, but Brian Meehan’s youngster lost ground by drifting to her right, doing no favours to the Channon-trained Shivaree, and, aided by the stands rail, Baltic Dip put her head down right on the line to snatch a short-head verdict.
Richard Hughes dismounted and said: “They were snapping at my heels and always had me travelling a stride faster than I wanted, but Baltic Dip is a very good filly.”
Baltic Dip, well bought by 38,000 guineas by Peter Doyle, has always been highly-rated by Hannon, who said:”She has such lovely ears and a smashing temperament, and, like so many of mine, she hasn’t yet come in her coat, so she’ll improve plenty on this debut.
“She has always worked like a good filly at home, so I told the Thurloe Thoroughbreds team that it was time to get cracking, though I must confess I was glad to see Brian’s filly drift off a true line as that probably made the difference between victiory and defeat.
“Baltic Dip is by Benny The Dip so obviously will get further, and we might have a look at the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot.”
Brian Meehan, clearly disappointed that Park Romance had been beaten, had the satisfaction of knowing that Hannon thought the world of the winner.
He said:”Park Romance was a bit green, which surprised me, but I’m sure that it was a decent heat and it was a very encouraging run.”
SEVENTH RACE QUOTES
THE AVON INFLATABLES APPRENTICE STAKES (HANDICAP)
BRADLEY’S GRANDSON RIDES 50-1 WINNER
Chepstow trainer Milton Bradley had double cause for joy after the final race at the May Trials Meeting - not only did he train the winner, 50-1 outsider Parkside Pursuit, but the successful jockey was his 17-year-old grandson, Chris Davies.
This was Davies’s second winner - following a success on Pulse at Bath - but it was not a completely trouble-free run because Parkside Pursuit drifted across the track in the closing stages.
Davies, whose mother, Sue, is Bradley’s daughter, said: “My horse started to hang inside the final furlong, but I was always confident we would get home in front.”
Bradley was absent at Doncaster races, but travelling head groom Liz Bachelor, said the win was not such a surprise, despite the gelding’s SP. “We thought he’d go very well because he ran quite a good race at Nottingham last week,” said Bachelor.
“He’s a hollow-backed horse, which has given him a few problems, but we’ve been treating him with a Magnetopulse machine and that’s helped.
“Chris is a very good lad. He was brought up with horses and at 12 he was schooling over hurdles with Richard Johnson.”
GATWICK CHASES QUICK DOUBLE
Gatwick, who landed a gamble in the totesport Handicap here on Tuesday, will be chasing more of the sponsor’s cash when he heads north on Saturday for the £90,000 totesport Silver Bowl at Haydock.
Mick Channon, who trains Gatwick for one of Henry Ponsonby’s syndicate of which Sir Alex Ferguson is a member, said: “Our hand is being forced by the ridiculous 48-hour declarations, so we had to declare our intentions this morning.
“Gatwick ate his grub and cantered this morning, seemingly none the worse for Tuesday’s race, and, while, ideally, I would have liked another day to monitor his progress, we have decided to run.
“He has to carry an 8lb penalty, but Sam (Hitchcott) will again ride, and his 3lb allowance is a big help.
“I hope and think that Gatwick will develop into Listed or even Group 3 material, but this is the perfect stepping-stone, and, provided he does not suffer from the bounce factor, he ought to be thereabouts.”
GENUINE GOOD TO FIRM GROUND
Seamus Buckley, today’s clerk of the course, confirmed that the final day of Goodwood’s May Trials Meeting will be run on
GOOD TO FIRM
Buckley said: ”The eight millimetres of water which we put on the home
straight last night have made all the difference.
“The water has done a wonderful job, and, while we remain good to firm, the final four furlongs ought to ride that bit easier than they did yesterday.”
MEETING’S HONOURS UP FOR GRABS
Following his long-priced treble on the first day of the meeting, Richard Quinn still heads the list of jockeys after the first two days, one in front of Ryan Moore. Nine other riders have one winner apiece.
Quinn has mounts in four of the seven races today as he bids to hold on to pole position and several of them have bright chances of adding to the Scotsman’s score. Though Escayola will be running for the first time this season in the opening Sunseeker Handicap (2.10), he ended last year in sparkling form and the William Haggas stable has been going well of late.
The lightly-raced Classical Dancer is an interesting contender in the Listed Excel Schroders London Boat Show Conqueror Stakes (3.15) and Camrose has bright prospects in the Motor Boat & Yachting Centenary Handicap (4.20).
Ryan Moore, Quinn’s nearest challenger, has only two mounts. Wait For The Will, trained by the jockey’s father Gary, could if he would in the opener but predictability has never been the gelding’s strong point, and Marianis is one of a bunch of unknown quantities in the Finning Power EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (4.55).
The busiest rider today will be Steve Drowne, who has drawn blank on the first two days but has rides in all six races for which he is eligible - the last race is for apprentices. His best chance may be on Incheni, who ran very well when second in the Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket before finding things too hot in the 1,000 Guineas. She should run well in the Conqueror Stakes.
Kieren Fallon has also been winnerless for the first two days but he is another five ride man today. He has prospects on Sublimity in the Peters Fairline Festival Stakes (2.40), Chic in the Conqueror Stakes - both those are trained by Sir Michael Stoute - and Springtime Romance in the De Novo Raymarine Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
Top trainer at the meeting so far is Mick Channon, who has three strikes to his name and has four runners today, all ridden by Ted Durcan. Newcomers Ruggtah (De Novo Raymarine Maiden) and Shivaree (Finning Power Maiden) are interesting.
Saeed bin Suroor, who has had a couple of wins in the first two days, has only Gonfilia to represent him today, but she has a sound chance in the Conqueror Stakes.
JOCKEYS PRAISE BUCKLEY
Seamus Buckley, acting clerk of the course at Goodwood, is too modest to blow his own trumpet - or even that of his groundstaff - but the jockeys have been lavish in their praise of the work he has done during the winter on improvements carried out on the road-crossing before the mile start.
Rod Fabricius, managing director on the Sussex course, said: ”The feedback from the jockeys has been very encouraging and is a reward for all the hard work put in by Seamus and his team.”
Fabricius expressed himself delighted how well the May Trials Meeting has gone and suggested that the strength in quality over the three days is as high as it has been at any time in recent years.
He added: ”We have been forced to do a bit of tinkering with our evening fixtures this year and have lost the final Friday in June and the following Sunday afternoon.
“However, as one door closes another opens, and, while Friday evenings have always proved enormously popular with Goodwood regulars, we see no reason why our new slot next Wednesday night (May 26) will not go down just as well with the locals.
“We will obviously be looking for the weather to be kind for our three Sunday fixtures, for which we always target families, and we have made a few changes to Glorious Goodwood, strengthening the Thursday thanks to a £25,000 boost for the Ladbrokes-sponsored 10-furlong handicap, and I would like to think that we can now boast a customer-friendly fixture list.
“Obviously, I am particularly delighted that we have managed to secure a three-year sponsorship deal with Cantor Index for the Group 1 Sussex Stakes, which remains one of the most important mile races in Europe.”
Mick Channon has already had three winners at the Goodwod May Trials meeting and Victor Chandler clients have been rowing in with the West Ilsley-trained Almizan getting them off to a good start in the Sunseeker Handicap.
Neal Wilkins, Chandler’s spokesman, said: ”Plenty of people were on early morning for the 16-1 about Almizan, and he is now down to 12-1, while there has been good each-way money for Coup de Chance in the same race, and we have shortened Paul Blockley’s filly from 25-1 to 16-1.”
Almizan was also popular with Corals, who cut his odds to 11-1 from 14-1, while, predictably, Reveillez, featured in the Pricewise column in The Racing Post, was heavily supported from 9-1 to 13-2 with the same firm.
Ladbrokes went out on a limb in offering 14-1 about Barolo in this opener, and plenty of punters clearly felt that they were too big about Peter Harris’s gelding, who has been shortened to 10-1.
Many punters have been jumping on the Richard Quinn bandwagon and supporting the in-form jockey’s mount Camrose in the Motor Boat & Yachting Centenary Handicap, and Chandlers clipped the locally-trained colt’s odds to 5-2 from 11-4, while Mark Johnston’s Mystical Girl has been backed in the same race with the Tote, who have tightened up the filly to 100-30 from 4-1.
There were plenty of burned fingers when Alkaadhem finished only fourth when 7-4 favourite for the highly-competitive Newbury Spring Cup, and, though Marcus Tregoning’s colt steps up in class for the Listed Peters Fairline Festival Stakes, he has again been backed to recoup those losses, the Tote taking plenty of money at 3-1 and reducing offers to 5-2
The other significant move in the Tote offices surrounded Godolphin’s Gonfilia, who is now 15-8 from 9-4 for the ExCeL Scroders London Boat Show EBF Conqueror Stakes.
However, the most noteable move of the morning with Corals was for the Vodafone Derby, with Dermot Weld’s maiden winner Cairdeas being backed from 40-1 to 14-1.
Simon Clare of Corals said: ”There has been an extraordinary plunge on Cairdeas, who runs in the Listed Gallinule Stakes at The Curragh on Sunday.
“We shortened him to 33-1 overnight, but he has been an industry plunge and we took some lumpy bets this morning and within an hour had laid him to lose £150,000, suggesting that someone knows something.”
GOODWOOD MAY TRIALS MEETING 2004
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
THIRD DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 20
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.10pm THE SUNSEEKER RATED STAKES (HANDICAP)
Class B, 1m 6f, four year olds and upwards rated 0-100, £20,000 added. Highest weight 9st 7lb. Penalties, after May 8, a winner 3lb.Penalty values: 1st: £12,852.80; 2nd: £4,875.20; 3rd: £2,437.60; 4th: £1,108; 5th: £554; 6th: £332.40
1 BAROLO (Caryl Harris) Peter Harris 5-9-05 Martin Dwyer  7-1
2 ARCHDUKE FERDINAND (The Hon Mrs J Corbett & C Wright) Paul Cole 6-8-07 Seb Sanders  20-1
3 ROMANY PRINCE (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 5-9-07 Dane O'Neill  14-1
4 COLD TURKEY (A Grinter) Gary Moore 4-8-06 Simon Whitworth  11-4fav
5 REVEILLEZ (Exors of the Late Miss A Church) James Fanshawe 5-8-13 Johnny Murtagh 
6 GOLD RING (Bridget Swire) Toby Balding 4-8-08 Steve Drowne 
7 CARA FANTASY (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 4-8-04 Willie Supple 
8 ESCAYOLA (Mrs M Findlay) William Haggas 4-8-09 Richard Quinn 
9 ALMIZAN (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 4-8-07 Ted Durcan 
10 WAIT FOR THE WILL (Rdm Racing) Gary Moore 8-8-07 Ryan Moore 
11 KING FLYER (J Jenkins) Julie Feilden 8-8-06(inc2lbow) Darryll Holland 
12 THEATRE (Lone Star Racing Partnership) Jamie Poulton 5-8-04 Paul Doe 
12 ran Non-runner: No 10 Coup De Chance (vet’s certificate)
Distances: 5, nk, 1/2, 1/2, hd, 5, 2, nk, 10, nk Time: 3 minutes 4.27 seconds
Breeder: Pendley Farm Breeding: Danehill - Lydia Maria (Dancing Brave)
Totes: Win: £7.90 Place: £2.40; £6.90; £5.70 Exacta: £194.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Harris, Peter Date of birth:25/3/34 First trainers licence: 1981 Wins in a season (1987-2003):0:0:2:8:3:13:23:23:-:26:34:37:37:39:40:38:44:46 Number of horses in training (1987-2004): 30:31:29 :30 :42:44:55:56:66:81:88:83:83:107:120:113:106:105 Trains Major wins include: at Pendley Farm Racing Stables, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire Major Winners: Masaka Stakes (1997 Calypso Grant), Saudi Arabian Airlines Middle Park Stakes (1999 Primo Valentino) Mill Reef Stakes (1999 Primo Valentino), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2000 Dora Carrington, 2002 Spinola), Normandie Stud Lupe Stakes (2004 Halicardia) Wins This Season: 7 First Goodwood winner: Last Blessing (May 24, 1990) Total Goodwood wins: 11 (2nd success of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 0 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: 31 First Goodwood winner: Ivory’s Dawn (Ambrose Harcourt’s Heart and Soul Handicap, June 13, 1997) Goodwood wins: 21 winners (2nd success of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 4 at July Meeting)
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.40pm THE PETERS FAIRLINE FESTIVAL STAKES
Class A, Listed Race, 1m 1f 192y, four year olds and upwards, £30,000 total prize fund. Weights 8st 12lb colts and geldings, 8st 7lb fillies.Penalties, after May 31, 2003, a winner of a Listed race 3lb, of a Group 3 race 6lb, of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 9lb. Penalty values: 1st: £17,400; 2nd: £6,600; 3rd: £3,300; 4th: £1,500; 5th: £750; 6th: £450
1 ALKAADHEM (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-8-12 Richard Hills 
2 COMPTON BOLTER (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 7-9-01 Richards Hughes  16-1
3 BIG BAD BOB (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 4-9-04 Johnny Murtagh  7-1
4 SUBLIMITY (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Kieren Fallon 
5 ISLAND HOUSE (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 8-8-12 Darryll Holland 
6 ANANI (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 4-9-01 Eddie Ahern 
7 FOODBROKER FOUNDER (Food Brokers Ltd) David Elsworth 4-8-12 Richard Quinn 
8 LAGO D'ORTA (Dennis Shaw) Clive Cox 4-9-01 Dane O'Neill 
9 PARASOL (Mohammed Al Nabouda) David Loder 5-8-12 Tom Queally  5/2fav
10 WAKE (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan 4-8-12 Steve Drowne 
Distances: nk, 1/2, 3/4, 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 3, 6, 5, 3 1/2 Time: 2 minutes 6.13 seconds
Breeder: Meon Valley Stud Breeding: Green Desert - Balalaika (Sadler’s Wells)
Totes: Win: £4.50 Place: £1.80; £3.90; £1.60 Exacta: £69.40
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: 6 First Goodwood Winner: Maghaarb (Frizell Insurance Maiden Stakes, June 28, 1998) Goodwood wins: 24 (2nd success of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 4 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: 63 (2nd success of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 13 at July Meeting)
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.15pm THE EXCEL SCHRODERS LONDON BOAT SHOW EBF CONQUEROR STAKES
Listed, Class A, £30,000 total prize fund, for three-year-olds and upwards, fillies and mares, which are EBF eligible and which have not won a Group 1 Pattern race after 2002, one mile, Weights: 3yo 8st 5lb; 4yo and up 9st 3lb; Penalties, after May 31, 2003, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 2 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £17,400; 2nd: £6,600; 3rd: £3,300; 4th: £1,500; 5th: £750; 6th: £450
1 GONFILIA (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 4-9-06 Kerrin McEvoy  9-4
2 CLASSICAL DANCER (Jim Strange) Henry Candy 3-8-05 Richard Quinn  9-1
3 INCHENI (Emily Oppenheimer Turner) Geoff Wragg 3-8-05 Steve Drowne  8-1
4 COTE QUEST (Ronchalon Racing (UK) Ltd) Stuart Williams 4-9-03 Martin Dwyer 
5 STARBECK (Miss T FitzGerald) Paul Howling 6-9-03 Pat McCabe 
6 CHIC (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-06 Kieren Fallon  6-4fav
7 IANINA (Erwin Haep) Ralf Rohne GER 4-9-03 Johnny Murtagh 
8 ZIETORY (The Fairy Story Partnership) Paul Cole 4-9-06 Darryll Holland 
Distances: 3/4, 1, nk, 4, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 10 Time: 1 minute 39.06 seconds
Breeder: Gestut Auenquelle Breeding: Big Shuffle - Gonfalon (Slip Anchor)
Totes: Win: £3.30 Places: £1.30; £1.80; £1.80 Exacta: £22.00
Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed. 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), 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), 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: 8 First Goodwood Win: Tamayaz (Vodapage Conditions Stakes, July 29, 1995) Total Goodwood wins: 34 (3rd success of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 9 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Kerrin McEvoy Age: 23 Background: Father Philip was a jockey - he hails from the fishing hamlet of Streaky Bay, six hours west of Adelaide in Australia. He has partnered over 500 winners worldwide, has ridden in Dubai for the past two winters and also in Hong Kong. Appointed number two rider behind Frankie Dettori for Godolphin in March. Big Race Victories: Melbourne Cup (2000 Brew - second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia's premier race) First Ride In Britain: Realism, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, Freephone Stanleybet Flat vJump Jockeys Handicap, 3rd First Winner In Britain: Destination Dubai, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, stanleybet.com Maiden Stakes First Classic Ride In Britain: Sundrop, Sunday, May 2, 2004, Newmarket, UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas First Goodwood Win: Papineau (M-Real Conditions Stakes, May 19, 2004) Total Goodwood wins: 2 (2nd success of 2004 May Trials Meeting none at July Meeting) Wins This Season: 3
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm DE NOVO RAYMARINE MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
Class D, £8,000 added, for three-year-old maiden fillies, one mile and one furlong, Weights 8st 11lb each. Penalty values: 1st: £5,499; 2nd: £1,692; 3rd: £846; 4th: £423
1 SPRINGTIME ROMANCE (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon  100/30fav
2 AL SHUUA (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-8-11 Darryll Holland  14-1
3 GOLDEN ISLAND (D Kerr & N Brunskill) John Hills 3-8-11 Richard Hills  8-1
4 MISS MONICA (Karen Sanderson) Henry Cecil 3-8-11 Willie Ryan 
5 APPETINA (Great Escape Partnership) James Given 3-8-11 Michael Fenton 
6 CULTURED (The Stay Positive Partnership) Amanda Bowlby 3-8-11 Eddie Ahern 
7 OLYMPIAS (L Garfield) Hughie Morrison 3-8-11 Steve Drowne 
8 COOL CLEAR WATER (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan 3-8-11 Willie Supple 
9 TOPPLE (M & S Lidsey) Henry Candy 3-8-11 Dane O'Neill 
10 RUGGTAH (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 3-8-11 Ted Durcan 
11 PRAIRIE OYSTER (The Oh So Soba Partnership) David Elsworth 3-8-11 Johnny Murtagh 
12 COLLADA (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-8-11 Richard Hughes 
12 ran Non-runner: No 13 Supamach (ground) Withdrawn not under starter’s orders: No 2 Anatolian Queen - 15p deduction in the £1
Distances: hd, 2 1/2, 1 1/2, 2, 6, 1/2, nk, 9, 7, 4, 5 Time: 1 minute 55.90 seconds
Breeder: Gainsborough Farm LLC Breeding: Kris S - Khamsin (Mr Prospector)
Totes: Win: £3.60 Place: £1.60; £5.20; £2.70 Exacta: £65.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68 First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) Wins in a season (1994 (Part season only)-2003:1:17:22:27:35:67:53:74: 32: 50 Horses in training (1995-2004):69:63:84:108:105:131:128:154:141:115 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Beeswing Stakes (1996 Iktamal), Ladbroke Bunbury Cup (1995 Cadeaux Tryst), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani) Wins This Season: 18 First Goodwood winner: Marguerite Bay (Finnboard Maiden Stakes, May 24, 1995) Total Goodwood wins: 26 (2nd winner of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 6 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Wins (1988-2003): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166*, 149*, 221* *Champion jockey Classic wins: (9) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin) Other major wins include: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal); Cherry Hinton Stakes (1996 Dazzle), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Ribblesdale Stakes (1997 Yashmak), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 and 2003 Islington), Gimcrack Stakes (1994 Chilly Billy, 1998 Josr Algharoud); Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Craigsteel); Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma); Budweiser International Stakes (1999 Great Dane); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal), Jockey Club Stakes (2000 Blueprint), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2002 King Of Happiness), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (1997 Daggers Drawn, 2002 Elusive City), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Lowther Stakes (2002 Russian Rhythm), Diadem Stakes (2002 Crystal Castle), July Stakes (2003Nevisian Lad), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom) Wins This Season: 45 First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 64 (28 at July Meeting)
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm MOTOR BOAT & YACHTING CENTENARY HANDICAP
Class D, one mile and three furlongs, three year olds rated 0-85, £8,000 added. Penalties, after May 8, a winner 5lb.Penalty values: 1st: £5,551; 2nd: £1,708; 3rd: £854; 4th: £427
1 WATAMU (R Henley) Peter Makin 3-9-00 Seb Sanders  12-1
2 MYSTICAL GIRL (T T Bloodstocks) Mark Johnston 3-9-02 Stanley Chin  11-4
3 CAMROSE (Nicholas Cooper) John Dunlop 3-9-05 Richard Quinn  7-2
4 OBAY (Abdulla Buhaleeba) Ed Dunlop 3-9-07 Kieren Fallon 
5 MOMMKIN (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 3-8-13 Ted Durcan 
6 CUTTING CREW (Caryl Harris) Peter Harris 3-9-08 Martin Dwyer  5-2fav
7 LORD OF THE SEA (Barrie & Shirley Sancto) Jamie Poulton 3-8-06 Paul Doe 
8 GROUND PATROL (D Deer) Andrew Balding 3-8-04 Steve Drowne 
9 LAAWARIS (Mr & Mrs I Bendelow) Jamie Osborne 3-9-02 Shane Kelly 
10 CARLBURG (Clive Brittain) Clive Brittain 3-8-07 Eddie Ahern 
10 ran Non-runners: No 6 Odiham (ground) and No 12 Champagne Shadow (ground)
Distances: 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3, 1 1/4, 1, 12, hd, sh, 13 Time: 2 minutes 25.80 seconds
Breeder: Crandon Park Stud Breeding: Groom Dancer - Miss Golden Sands (Kris)
Totes: Win: £14.80 Place: £3.50; £1.60; £1.40 Exacta: £59.90
Winning trainer:-Name: Makin, Peter
Born: March 19, 1944
Trains at: Ogbourne Massey, Wilts
Date of First Licence: 1967
Wins (1995-2003): 28,29,27,18,22,32,21,20,13
Horses In Training (2000-2004): 51, n/r, 49, 50, 38 First Goodwood winner: Golden Viking (May 23, 1968, Mortar Mill Handicap) Total Goodwood wins: 22 (3 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Sanders, Sebastian Date of birth: 25/9/72 Major wins include: July Cup Stakes (Compton Place 1997), Royal Lodge Stakes (1997 Teapot Row), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Oak Tree Stakes (2002 Desert Alchemy), Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes (2003 Needwood Blade), Dahlia Stakes (2004 Beneventa) Wins (1991-2003): 2,10,4,23,61,97,105,82,90,80,83,123,101 Wins this year: 21 First Goodwood win: Hi-Aud (Jacob’s Bakery Nursery, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 29 (7 at July Meeting) Royal Ascot wins: (1) June 23, 1995, Wokingham Handicap, Astrac
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.30pm THE FINNING POWER EBF MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
Class D, 6f, two-year-old maiden fillies which are EBF eligible, added prize money £7,000. Weights 8st 11lb each. Penalty values: 1st: £4,797; 2nd: £1,476; 3rd: £738; 4th: £369
1 BALTIC DIP (Thurloe Thoroughbreds VIII) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Richard Hughes  3-1
2 PARK ROMANCE (Fergus Wilson) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon  5/2fav
3 SHIVAREE (Sheikh Mohammed) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Ted Durcan 
4 MARIANIS (Coriolan Partnership IV) Johnny Portman 2-8-11 Ryan Moore 
5 SOME NIGHT (George Strawbridge) John Gosden 2-8-11 Johnny Murtagh 
6 MYSTERY MAID (R Parish) Stuart Howe 2-8-11 Steve Drowne 
6 ran Distances: sh, 2 1/2, 6, 1/2, 8 Time: 1 minutes 13.34 seconds
Breeder: S & S Hubbard Rothwell Breeding: Benny The Dip - Drei (Lyphard)
Totes: Win: £4.20 Place: £2.50; £1.70 Exacta: £13.40
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Falmouth Stakes (1994 Lemon Souffle), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Cork and Orrery Stakes (1992 Shalford), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Betfair.com Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy) Number of horses in training; (1985-2004): 67:75:74:80:85 :107:131:139:155:178:167:155:149:145:155:162:147:169:169
Number of wins in a season (1982-2003): 38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126:154:182:112:115:109:94:108:123:135:110:121:122 Wins this season: 23 First Goodwood winner: Crespinall (July 29, 1972 - Nassau Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 125 (2nd success of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 37 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. Wins in Britain (1994-2003):19,68,62,33,55,95,102, 90, 126, 122 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm); Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Cambridgeshire (1995 Cap Juluca), Stewards’ Cup (1995 Shikari’s Son, 1999 Harmonic Way, 2000 Tayseer), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town, 2001 Clearing), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2001 King’s Ironbridge), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Prix D’Isphan (2001 Observatory), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream) 1st Group One Success in Britain: July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 51 (16 at July Meeting)
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.30pm THE AVON INFLATABLES APPRENTICE STAKES (HANDICAP)
Class E, £5,500 added, for three-year-olds and upwards Rated 0-70, five furlongs, Penalties, after May 8, a winner 7lb, To be ridden by Apprentices who, prior to May 17, 2004, have not ridden more than 25 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Turf Authority, Allowances: Riders who prior to May 17, 2004, have not ridden more than 25 such winners 3lb; Riders who have not ridden more than 10 such winners 5lb; Riders who have not ridden any such winner 7lb. Penalty values: 1st:
£3,916.25; 2nd: £1,205; 3rd: £602.50; 4th: £301.25
1 PARKSIDE PURSUIT (Milton Bradley) Milton Bradley 6-9-07 Chris Davies (5)  50-1
2 AINTNECESSARILYSO (Jan Adams) Norman Berry 6-7-12 Marc Halford (5)  10-1
3 GUNS BLAZING (R Hartshom) Dean Ivory 5-9-04 Mark Howard (5)  5-1co-fav
4 REDWOOD STAR (Best Futures) Pat Gilligan 4-9-01 Dominic Fox  12-1
5 DOUBLE M (Bryan Mathieson) Lydia Richards 7-8-05 Richard Thomas 
6 PULSE (Raymond Tooth) Milton Bradley 6-9-07 Amir Quinn 
7 HENRY TUN (Terry Reffell) Norman Berry 6-7-07 Duran Fentiman (5) 
8 PANJANDRUM (Leeway Group Ltd) Norman Berry 6-8-13 Mark Savage 
9 CERULEAN ROSE (Rob Willis) Tony Carroll 5-9-07 Liam Jones (5)  5-1co-fav
10 MAROMITO (Mrs C Bastiman) Robin Bastiman 7-8-08 Daniel Tudhope (5)  5-1co-fav
11 FIRE CAT (B Bedford) Tony Jones 5-7-12 Hayley Turner 
12 LOCH INCH (Folly Road Racing Partners (1996)) Milton Bradley 7-9-01 Neil Chalmers 
13 CRAFTY POLITICIAN (Raymond Gross, Ms Adrienne Gross) Gary Moore 7-7-12 Steven Harrison (5) 
14 ERRACHT (P Sweeting) Heidi Sweeting 6-9-06 Ben Swarbrick (3) 
15 INDIAN BAZAAR (Leeway Group Ltd) Norman Berry 8-8-05 Phillip Makin (3) 
16 GOODWOOD PRINCE (The Churston Family) Simon Dow 4-8-13 J Coffill-Brown (7) 
17 AROGANT PRINCE (Chris Marsh) Jeff Pearce 7-8-13 Saleem Golam (5) 
18 BAHAMIAN BELLE (P Croft) Phil McEntee 4-8-08 Dean Williams (5) 
Distances: nk, nk, 3/4, nk, nk, nk, nk, sh, 1, 3, sh, 3/4, sh, hd, 3/4, 1 1/4, 14 Time: 58.94 seconds
Breeder: Jean Keegan Breeding: Pursuit Of Love - Ivory Bride (Domynsky)
Totes: Win: £51.20 Place: £8.30; £2.70; £2.20; £3.50 Exacta: £580.20
Winning Trainer: Name: Bradley, John Milton Based: Meads Farm, Sedbury Park, Chepstow, Gwent Notable facts: trained Nineacres to win record-equalling nine handicaps in 2000 season. Big Race Wins: Hong Kong Sprint (2003 Salviati), King George Stakes (2003 The Tatling) First Goodwood winner: So Intrepid (Kinrara Apprentice Limited Stakes, August 1, 1997) Total Goodwood wins: 9 (2nd success of 2004 May Trials Meeting; 3 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1973-2004): 25; 28; 31; 34; 43; 38; 37; 39; 26; 35; 20; 25; 43; 32; 37; 39; 42; 52; 36; 24; 18; 17; 20; 29; 28; 19; 16; 40; 34; 38:54:49 Number of wins in a season (1991-2003): 2; 3; 6; 8; 17; 12; 19; 16; 33; 47; 62; 36; 37 Wins This Season: 8
Winning jockey:-Name: Davies, Christopher John Riding Weight: 8st 10lb Background: apprenticed to granddad Milton Bradley at Chepstow in Gwent First Goodwood winner: Parkside Pursuit (Avon Inflatables Apprentice Handicap, May 20, 2004) Number of Goodwood Winners: 1 (none at July Meeting)
LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF THE MEETING
1st 2nd 3rd
Saeed bin Suroor 3 1 -
Mick Channon 3 - 1
Richard Hannon 2 2 2
Marcus Tregoning 2 1 -
Ed Dunlop 2 - 2
Peter Harris 2 - 1
Milton Bradley 2 - -
David Elsworth 1 - 1
Peter Cundell 1 - -
Dominic ffrench Davis 1 - -
Gay Kelleway 1 - -
Peter Makin 1 - -
William Muir - 2 -
Paul Cole - 2 -
John Dunlop - 1 3
Henry Candy - 1 1
John Hills - 1 1
Brian Meehan - 1 1
Norman Berry - 1 -
Clive Brittain - 1 -
Gerard Butler - 1 -
John Gosden - 1 -
William Haggas - 1 -
Mark Johnston - 1 -
David Loder - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Jamie Poulton - 1 -
Geoff Wragg - - 2
Robert Cowell - - 1
Simon Dow - - 1
David Evans - - 1
Dean Ivory - - 1
Sylvester Kirk - - 1
Richard Price - - 1
LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF THE MEETING
1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Quinn 3 1 1
Richard Hills 2 1 2
Martin Dwyer 2 1 -
Ryan Moore 2 1 -
Kerrin McEvoy 2 - -
Richard Hughes 1 3 1
Kieren Fallon 1 3 2
Darryll Holland 1 2 2
Ted Durcan 1 1 1
Seb Sanders 1 1 -
Eddie Ahern 1 - 1
Chris Davies 1 - -
Sam Hitchcott 1 - -
Lisa Jones 1 - -
Willie Supple 1 - -
Pat Dobbs - 1 1
Steve Drowne - 1 1
Mick Kinane - 1 1
Stanley Chin - 1 -
John Egan - 1 -
Marc Halford - 1 -
Michael Hills - 1 -
Johnny Murtagh - - 3
Dane O’Neill - - 2
Robert Havlin - - 1
Mark Howard - - 1
Robert Miles - - 1
LEADING VODAFONE OAKS HOPES STAND THEIR GROUND
Twenty-one fillies, the same number as at this stage last year, have stood their ground for the £350,000 Vodafone Oaks, to be run at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 4, at today's forfeit stage.
They are headed by the Godolphin duo of Sundrop and Punctilious, with Sundrop currently the market leader. She was staying on well when beaten only half a length by all-the-way winner Attraction in the UltimateBet.Com 1,000 Guineas on May 2, giving every impression that the extra half mile of the Epsom Downs classic will suit her well.
Punctilious, whom Sheikh Mohammed bought out of Michael Jarvis' stable last year after she had won her first two starts, was very impressive when making all to win the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on May 11 by six lengths from Glen Innes, and she also indicated that the longer trip of the Oaks will present no problems.
Ouija Board also had six lengths to spare when she won the Listed RL Davison Pretty Polly Stakes on May 2 at Newmarket, which saw her Epsom odds cut to about 20-1. She is now a 7-1 shot following news that Kieren Fallon, who rode Lord Derby's filly at Newmarket, will be her partner again for the Oaks. Rave Reviews and Sahool, who were placed behind Oiuja Board at Newmarket, gave the form a handsome boost when finishing first and second at Newbury next time out.
Hathrah, who was a creditable third in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, only half a length behind Sundrop, has also stood her ground for the Vodafone-sponsored Oaks. She won very easily at Kempton first time out when this week's Goodwood winner Halicardia was almost 10 lengths back in third.
Her trainer John Dunlop said today: "Hathrah has done very well since her run in the Guineas and it is definitely the plan to run her in the Vodafone Oaks. My only reservation is that she would not want the ground too fast; good would be acceptable but good to soft would be even better."
There is a strong representation from Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle stable, with All Too Beautiful, Baraka, Necklace, Kisses For Me and Last Love his possible contenders.
All Too Beautiful, a full-sister to the 2001 Vodafone Derby hero Galileo, has won on her only two starts, both this year, and scored as she liked in Listed company over a mile and a quarter at Navan last month.
Baraka readily upset the odds on Bowstring on May 8 in the Listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield on very soft ground after having proved disappointing in her only juvenile start, while Necklace is capable of far better form than she showed when well behind in the 1,000 Guineas.
Alexander Goldrun, trained by Jim Bolger, is another possible Irish runner after winning twice so far this year while Dermot Weld has left in the maiden Lisieux Love.
There are also two possible challengers from France - though there has not been a winner from that country since 1993 - in Australie, who is trained by Richard Gibson, and Green Swallow who is with Philippe Demercastel.
Another Group One race, the Vodafone Coronation Cup, also takes place at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 4.
THE 2004 VODAFONE OAKS
Group One, Class A, Showcase Race, Total Prize Fund £350,000, 4.10pm, Epsom Downs, Friday, June 4, 2004, one mile and four furlongs and about ten yards, for three-year-old fillies only. Weights: 9st. Entries closed Wednesday, March 3, 2004 (89 entries). Forfeit stage Thursday, May 20, 2004 (21 remain), £20,000 supplementary entry stage Saturday, May 29, 2004. Five-day confirmation stage Saturday, May 29, 2004. 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am Wednesday, June 2, 2004. (Form figures correct up to Wednesday, May 19, 2004 and may not include some overseas form).
Form Horse Owner Trainer
301221-11 ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (IRE) Miriam O'Callaghan Jim Bolger IRE
11 ALL TOO BEAUTIFUL (IRE) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
02 ANNA PALLIDA Aboobaker, Harris & Taylor Peter Harris
1-1 AUSTRALIE (IRE) Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard Richard Gibson FR
0-1 BARAKA (IRE) Diane Nagle & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
0-122 BOWSTRING (IRE) Exors of the late Robert Sangster & Sue Magnier John Gosden
0-21 CRYSTAL (IRE) F C T Wilson Brian Meehan
314-63 GREEN SWALLOW (FR) Newsells Park Stud Phillipe Demercastel FR
4122-13 HATHRAH (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop
115111- KINNAIRD (IRE) Mrs R J Jacobs Patrick Haslam
1-5 KISSES FOR ME (IRE) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
21 LAST LOVE (IRE) Sue Magnier & Exors of the late Robert Sangster Aidan O'Brien IRE
2-36 LISIEUX ORCHID (IRE) Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd Dermot Weld IRE
44434-(2)(3)(0)2 MENHOUBAH (USA) Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
2110-0 NECKLACE Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
313-1 OUIJA BOARD Lord Derby Ed Dunlop
2- POISE (IRE) Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
113-1 PUNCTILIOUS Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
1-4 SI SI AMIGA (IRE) Dick Bonnycastle Barry Hills
(1)2-2 SUNDROP (JPN) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
2215-(5)(2)(1)(6) TAMARILLO H E Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Mazin Al Kurdi UAE
21 entries remain after May 20 forfeit stage
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