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Saturday, May 5, 2007

STAN JAMES GUINEAS FESTIVAL
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
DAY ONE, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2007

STAN JAMES 1000 GUINEAS NEWS

JARVIS HOPING FOR BOLD SHOW
FROM YAQEEN


Michael Jarvis is looking forward to stepping up Yaqeen into Group company tomorrow when she tackles the Stan James 1000 Guineas.


The Green Desert filly will be returning to the NatWest Rowley Mile course just two-and-a-half weeks after she broke her maiden in convincing style.


Jarvis’s charge, making her second career start, came home with two lengths to spare in a seven-furlong event.


Jarvis said: “I was impressed at the way she accelerated down the hill, went through the gap and quickened up the hill. From the style of running, I think she would have been a clear-cut winner over a mile.”

The light-framed filly was pretty straight for her seasonal bow but Jarvis hopes the experience won’t have been wasted on Yaqeen.


He said: “She was fairly fit that day so I don’t think that she is going to be a lot fitter than she was then.


“But I think she will have learnt a lot in the race. She would have gained quite a bit of experience, having to quicken up and come through a gap.


“It is difficult to say that she would win the Guineas on what she has done. But I think there is a lot of potential there.”

Jarvis knows all about triumphing on the 1000 Guineas stage. He sent out Ameerat to land the 2001 renewal for what was the Kremlin House trainer’s first domestic Classic victory.


But Yaqeen faces 22 rivals in what appears an intriguing contest for the best filly milers.

Finsceal Beo, last year’s Rockfel Stakes and Prix Marcel Boussac winner, heads the market, while trainer Jeremy Noseda appears to have a strong hand in the shape of 2006 Cherry Hinton winner Sander Camillo and also Fillies’ Mile scorer Simply Perfect. Indian Ink from the powerful Richard Hannon yard is another with Group-1 winning form to her name.

Top-class Irish form is represented by Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Miss Beatrix with Arch Swing and Theann also journeying across the Irish Sea to racing’s HQ.

Scarlet Runner, who triumphed in the Shadwell Nell Gwyn Stakes at last month’s Craven meeting, heads back to the track, while Mick Channon is set to be ably served by Sweet Lilly and Treat.


The field is completed by Barshiba, Bicoastal, Blue Rocket, Cartimandua, Darrfonah, Fantasy Parkes, Kasseema, Princess Valerina, Puggy, Satulagi, Selinka and Vital Statistics.




STAN JAMES JOCKEY CLUB STAKES NEWS

SIXTIES ICON IN FINE FETTLE
FOR HQ REAPPEARANCE

ST LEGER hero Sixties Icon is ready to roll in the Stan James Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.


The four-year-old son of Galileo is scheduled to make his seasonal reappearance under Frankie Dettori in the £90,000 Group Two event over 12 furlongs.


The colt warmed up for his first run of 2007 with a racecourse gallop under Dettori at the Craven meeting last month.


Trainer Jeremy Noseda is delighted with Sixties Icon but advised that he will just check on the ground tomorrow before committing his charge.


He said: “Sixties Icon is in good order. I will be walking the track on Sunday morning but he will be taking his chance in the race as long as the ground is safe.”

Fellow Newmarket-based trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam is happy with the condition of Mighty ahead of his first tilt in Group Two company.


There was plenty to admire about the progressive four-year-old’s latest effort when he was second to Maraahel in the John Porter Stakes at Newbury last month.


Chapple-Hyam said: “The horse is in good order and came out of his Newbury race 100 per cent.


“He gets the trip and we are happy with the ground. I think he will be very competitive. I would not be running him if I didn’t think he was capable of finishing in the first three.”

Last year’s King Edward VII winner Papal Bull represents the powerful Sir Michael Stoute yard.


Andre Fabre will be hoping Linda’s Lad can emulate the achievements of Shirocco, who the French trainer saddled to win the same prestigious race last year.


The Brian Meehan-trained Admiral’s Cruise completes the field.


BETTING NEWS AT 1PM

The Michael Jarvis-trained We’ll Come has been the best-backed horse on Stan James 2000 Guineas day with most firms reporting strong support for the three-year-old in the opening StanJamesUK.com Handicap (2.10pm).


Race sponsors Stan James have slashed We’ll Come’s price from 5/2 to 7/4 while Cashmans, Coral, Paddy Power and Blue Square go 7/4 from 9/4. totesport offer 2/1 from 9/4 while Ladbrokes go 7/4 from 2/1. In the same race Thunder Storm Cat is 4/1 from 5/1 with Sky Bet.


There have been no major gambles in the Stan James 2000 Guineas (3.25pm), although Stan James have snipped US Ranger into 11/2 from 6/1, Duke Of Marmalade from 25/1 to 20/1 and Halicarnassus from 100/1 to 66/1. Paddy Power have cut Yellowstone to 50/1 from 66/1 but eased the favourite Adagio to 100/30 from 3/1. Diamond Tycoon is 8/1 from 9/1 with Coral while Ladbrokes have seen support for Eagle Mountain but have left his price unchanged at 33/1.


In the StanJamesUK.com Dahlia Stakes (2.45pm), the favourite Echelon is 8/11 from Evens with Cashmans.


Following Firenze’s withdrawal from the StanJamesUK.com Heritage Handicap (4pm) bookmakers have adjusted their prices and totesport have clipped Fullandby from 12/1 into 10/1. The same horse is 11/1 from 16/1 with Coral while Skhilling Spirit is 20/1 from 25/1 with Stan James. Indian Trail is 14/1 from 25/1 with Blue Square, who have also shortened Burning Incense into 8/1 from 11/1. Pricewsie horse Wyatt Earp is 8/1 from 12/1 with Coral while Ladbrokes have cut Fictional from 40/1 to 25/1.


In the StansPoker.co.uk Newmarket Stakes (4.35pm), favourite Acapulco is 11/8 from 2/1 with Cashmans while Coral and Paddy Power have snipped Salford Mill into 9/4 from 5/2 and pushed out Lepido to 16/1 from 14/1.


In the Stan James Handicap (5.10pm), Hearthstead Maison is into 15/2 from 8/1 with Powers while Ogee is 2/1 favourite from 5/2 in the concluding Stan James Telebetting Handicap (5.45pm) with Sky Bet. Sponsors Stan James have shortened Wannabe Posh into 10/1 from 12/1.




PRE-RACE GALLOP

CHAPPLE-HYAM GALLOPERS IMPRESS IN RACECOURSE SPIN

PETER CHAPPLE-Hyam worked his Vodafone Derby contender Authorized in company with Al Qasi ahead of racing today.


The pair galloped over six-and-a-half furlongs with the on-looking Chapple-Hyam stood with Tony Nerses, racing manager to joint-owner Saleh Al Homaizi.


Al Qasi (Kerrin McEvoy) led the spin with Jimmy Fortune sat in behind on last year’s Racing Post Trophy winner.


The action began to hot up at the three-furlong pole with Fortune asking Authorized for his effort.


Al Qasi, as four-time sprint winner last season, just held sway at the finish but Authorized’s display encouraged Chapple-Hyam.


The locally-based handler said: “That was good work and I was very pleased with it.


“Working like that is like having a run. Both horses were working ahead of their respective races at York later this month - Authorized’s being the Dante and Al Qasi’s, the Duke Of York.


“Both horses will now have a routine piece of work on Tuesday and then gallop again on Friday before heading to York.”



GROUND

The going ahead of the 2007 Stan James Guineas Festival is

GOOD TO FIRM

Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s Director of Racing, said: “The track is in good shape and the Going Stick reading remains 9.3, as it was yesterday afternoon. The ground is Good to Firm, and on the Good side in places, while we have watered every other day during the past week.


“The sun is due to come out this afternoon and we are forecast some drizzle tomorrow morning, although nothing significant, and it should have disappeared by the afternoon.”


NON RUNNER

4.00pm StanJamesUK.com Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
No 7 FIRENZE (Ground)


FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
STANJAMESUK.COM HANDICAP

ASCOT NEXT FOR AQMAAR

John Dunlop is considering a tilt at the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot with Aqmaar after the Green Desert colt held off a late challenge from the unlucky 7/4 favourite We’ll Come to win the StanJamesUK.com Handicap.


“He ran very well at Newbury over seven furlongs and Richard (Hills) thought he would prefer a mile,” said Dunlop. “We thought he would be best on fast ground but they had done a very good job here and there was actually no jar in it.


“He’s a bonny horse and this is his level. He’ll stick to around a mile and we could think about the Britannia at Ascot, but he may not be that well handicapped.”


GOING AFTER THE FIRST

Richard Hills, jockey of the winner Aqmaar, said of the ground that it was “Good”.

Michael Hills said it was “perfect just perfect”, which is also how Frankie Dettori described the going.


Jose De Souza thought the ground “good”. Chris Catlin said the going was “good to firm” while Paul Hanagan described it as “on the fast side”.




WINNING JOCKEY
The StanJamesUK.com Handicap


NICE HORSE

Richard Hills, the winning jockey on Aqmaar, commented: “He is a nice horse and got the mile well.


“He did not come down the dip brilliantly but, once he met the rising ground, I got a rhythm back into him. He picked up nicely.


“They have done fantastic job with the ground. It is just on the fast side of good, near perfect ground.“

RACE 1: STANJAMESUK.COM Handicap
PLACE QUOTES

UNLUCKY FAVOURITE TURNED OVER

MICHAEL Jarvis was ruing the one that got away after We’ll Come suffered a troublesome passage in the opening StanJamesuk.com Handicap.


The bay gelding was held up and needed luck in running to deliver a telling challenge.


Instead the splits didn’t come in time and despite rattling home, the 7-4 favourite suffered a half-length reverse at the hands of Aqmaar.


Newmarket-based trainer Jarvis summed up: “He didn’t have the best of runs. We will now look for a similar sort of race for him. He showed that he has trained on.”

Alex Cole, son of Paul Cole, who trained the third-placed Thunder Storm Cat, said: “He has run very well and will improve for it.”

HANAGAN BANNED FOR FIVE DAYS

Jockey Paul Hanagan picked up two bans totalling five days having been found guilty of causing interference when riding We’ll Come in the opening StanJamesUK.com Handicap.


Hanagan was founded to have been guilty of careless riding in the first incident, picking up a two-day ban (May 16 and 17) and caused interference in the second incident, for which he was banned for three days (May 18, May 20 and 21).



RACE 2: stanjamesuk.com Dahlia Stakes


TOUGH ECHELON BATTLES TO DAHLIA JOY

ECHELON made light of a 273-day lay-off to land the StanJamesuk.com Dahlia Stakes by a neck from Topatoo.


The Danehill mare travelled sweetly through the early paces for jockey Kerrin McEvoy

For a moment it looked as if the Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old might just struggle for racing room in the final quarter of a mile.


But McEvoy extricated her from possible trouble before getting down to scrap it out with Topatoo.


In a thrilling finish, the 8-11 favourite just held sway to leave connections pointing the way to Royal Ascot.


Chris Richardson, managing director for Echelon’s owners Cheveley Park, said: “She is progressive like the family. The trip and the ground suited her and she has been working well.


“I would hope the Windsor Forest at the Royal meeting will be her next target.


“She is so game like her sister (Chic). I think she will improve a lot for it.”


GENUINE AND HONEST

Keerin McEvoy, the winning rider on Echelon, commented: “She is so genuine and honest. Luckily the gap opened up. Once she got out, she picked up really well. I had to rush her a little bit she has done all right.


“It is a pleasure to ride a mare like this and she will be a fine broodmare. She could do a mile and a quarter if everything went all right.


“The ground is riding really nicely - it is true and honest and well done to the team here at Newmarket.”

YORK NEXT FOR TOPATOO

Topatoo failed by a neck to land a Group 3 success when second to 8/11 favourite Echelon in the StanJamesUK.com Dahlia Stakes.


“It was a fantastic run and I thought she would just get there at one stage but the winner is tough,” said the runner-up’s trainer Mark Tompkins. “I’d always thought she could win a Group race and she’ll go to York for the Middleton now.”

Don’t Dili Dali had a chequered run to finish third and her trainer Stan Moore said: “I thought she was a bit unlucky and she’ll go for a Group 3 at Naas over a mile on a quarter on May 16 now.”

Godolphin’s first British runner of 2007, Abhisheka, finished fourth. Her jockey Frankie Dettori said: “She needs a bit further but a ran a decent enough race.”


RACE 3: Stan James 2000 Guineas

REBEL SPRINGS CLASSIC SURPRISE - BUT NOT FOR HUFFER

Cockney Rebel sprang a 25/1 surprise in the Group 1 Stan James 2000 Guineas when coming home a length and a half clear of Vital Equine to give his veteran local trainer Geoff Huffer the biggest success of his career.


“He was cantering all the way and could easily win over six furlongs,” said Huffer. “He was a big weak horse last year and needed to fill out and develop, which he has done. He was rated 8lb behind Teofilo last year and needed to improve around three lengths but I think he improved by five or six lengths. He’s improved with every run, he needed 8lb to catch up and I think he’s not just done that but another 8lb again.”

Cockney Rebel was quoted at 5/1 for the St James’s Palace Stakes by Cashmans and Huffer added: “He’s a top-class miler who might stretch to a mile and a quarter but I don’t think he’s a Derby horse. We’ll think about the Irish Guineas but it will probably be the St James’s Palace Stakes next and then maybe the Juddmonte International over a mile and a quarter. I’d rather to have a top miler to go to stud than a mile and a half horse.


“I’ve had a bit of a chequered career and this means everything to me. I’ve been back training for four or five years and have 25 horses now. I never used to be a small trainer but now I am thankfully.”

The winner - like George Washington 12 months ago - had been sold by Paul and Sara Thorman’s Hampshire-based Trickledown Stud as a yearling. Whereas George Washington made seven figures as a yearling, Cockney Rebel cost just 30,000gns at Doncaster’s 2005 St Leger Sale, from where runner-up Vital Equine (24,000gns) and third-placed Dutch Art (16,000gns) were also bought.


“I thought he was just a lovely moving horse at Doncaster and picked him up for 30 grand,” added Huffer. “He’s the best I’ve had and I’ve had a few good horses, although none of them ever cost a lot. After he won at Newmarket first time out I was quoted in the press saying he was the best I had trained and we wouldn’t see the best of him until next year and so it’s proved. I was on Sky News this morning and said I thought he would be in the first three but I don’t bet. We were going to run him in the Craven but he scoped badly so missed the race.”

Jockey Olivier Peslier added: “The draw of 15 is not easy because you can’t go to the outside or on the grandstand side. I wanted to ride close to the leader but the trainer said to relax the horse.


“About three furlongs out I thought I couldn’t wait any longer and the horse is very generous and just kept going. He was very happy to gallop.

“I did think maybe ‘shit, I’ve come too soon’ but the horse just didn’t stop and kept going to win well. I didn’t want to stop and lose his place, maybe in a handicap you don’t want to win too far but this is the Guineas. I hadn’t sat on him before today but had watched the tapes.”

The winner is named after the backing band of veteran pop star Steve Harley, who was on hand to greet Cockney Rebel. “I’ve lived one life and just lived another one. This is the best thing to have happened to me,” said Harley. “I’ve owned plenty of horses but would never had had one bred like this so I was happy for them to use the name. I’m usually away on tour when he runs.”

COCKNEY REBEL’S JOCKEY AND OWNER

Olivier Peslier, the winning rider of Cockney Rebel, said: “That was very good. I am very happy. He was relaxed and kept going. Maybe I came a bit too soon but the horse has done it well.”

The winning owners, Phil Cunningham ,junior and senior, were ecstatic. Phil junior said: “I was up at 5am this morning and walked the course. I cannot believe it. We discussed everything that could happen in the race and then the dreaded thing happened and they split into two groups. I spoke to Olivier afterwards and I think he was a bit undecided which side to go. But what a ride.”

Phil senior said: “The man (trainer Geoff Huffer) has worked absolute magic and hopefully he will get a few more horses now. It is a dream for a small owner.”

Phil junior explained: “Cockney Rebel is in the Derby. Geoff’s preference before today was the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot but there is only one Derby.


“This has been a marvellous day. Geoff had been telling people that Cockney Rebel would be in the first three. He was the forgotten horse - he was not included among the contenders except on the Morning Line.”


O’Neill delighted with Vital

VITAL EQUINE made a bold front-running bid for glory in the Stan James 2000 Guineas - but just found one too good.


Jockey Chris Catlin showed plenty of enterprise from the stalls to get the Danetime colt bowling along at the head of affairs.


But he just didn’t have any answer as Cockney Rebel came to collar him just inside the final furlong.


Trainer Eoghan O’Neill said: “He ran as I expected he would.


“We would probably have wanted the ground to be on the softer side but you pay your money and you take your chance. It was his first run of the year and I think he has done very well.


“Chris Catlin gave him a super ride. The plan was to jump out and take the sting out of them.


“We’ve done that with the exception of one horse. We will probably go to the Irish 2000 Guineas next.”

Peter Chapple-Hyam was left ruing the effect of the draw which meant third-placed Dutch Art - from box 18 - was forced to head to the far rail. All the pace was on the stands’ rail and the Newmarket-based trainer wished his charge had been handed a low berth.


Still, it was a great comeback after the Medicean colt’s credentials - especially those surrounding stamina - had been doubted in the wake of the Greenham in which he was second.


Chapple-Hyam said: “Reputation restored. That was a great run and Jimmy Fortune gave him a great ride.


“Jimmy said we would have won had we been drawn on the other side. Mine was left with nothing to race with. But he is a very good horse and we will head next to the St James’s Palace Stakes

“It was an outstanding performance and proved he stays a mile. In fact, Jimmy said he thinks he will stay a mile-and-a-quarter later in the year but we will stay miling for the time being.”

Jockeys’ reactions after the Stan James 2000 Guineas

Jimmy Fortune said of his ride on Dutch Art (3rd): “If I’d been on the stands’ side I’d have beaten them but I had nothing to lead me”.


Mick Kinane said Duke of Marmalade (4th) “struggled to half way but stayed on well up the hill”.


Richard Hughes said Major Cadeaux (6th) “didn’t stay”.


Jamie Spencer said of his ride Diamond Tycoon (9th): “Disappointing”.


Kerrin McEvoy, on the 4/1 favourite Adagio (12th), said: “I’m not saying we would have won but after a slow start we didn’t have the smoothest of passages.”

Richard Hills reported that Al Shemali (13th) “wants further”.


Kevin Darley said of Jo’burg (16th): “They were a little too good for me”.


Frankie Dettori said that his mount Truly Royal (19th) “ran a bit flat”.


Weichong Marwing said Drayton (21st) ran “too freely early on and didn’t stay”.




RACE 4: StanJamesUK.COM STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)
WIN QUOTES

PATROL STRUTS HIS STUFF TO BOOK DOUBLE FOR EVE
BEAVER PATROL completed a first-ever double for trainer Eve Johnson Houghton after he struck in the StanJamesUK.COM handicap.


The Blewbury handler was earlier on the mark at Goodwood with Wujood and made it two on the day with Mick Kinane booting home the five-year-old at rewarding odds of 20-1.


Beaver Patrol had three-quarters of a length to spare at the finish from Mutamared.


Johnson Houghton said: “I knew the horse was in good form but was worried that he might be a little ring-rusty as it was his first run of the season.


“So I said to Mick, ‘Just make sure he knows that he is in the race; you’re a top jockey...the rest is up to you!

“Afterwards Mick just said that the horse is a joy to ride and to keep him at six furlongs.


“We had a winner at Goodwood earlier and that was really exciting - now this. I can’t believe it. I’m wildly excited!”


RACE 5: The StansPoker.co.uk Newmarket Stakes


ELSIE’S EXCITED AFTER
SALFORD WIN
SALFORD MILL came with a powerful run on the outer to score by a length and a quarter from Acapulco in the StansPoker.co.uk Newmarket Stakes.


The Peintre Celebre colt was slashed for the Vodafone Derby from 50-1 to 16s by totesport after this 2-1 success under Kerrin McEvoy, who was completing a short-priced double on the day.


Trainer David Elsworth beamed: “The old man is excited!

“They went a good even gallop with plenty of pace which enabled him to get into a rhythm. He is a big mover with a big engine.


“I hope and believe he will improve - that’s the plan anyway! Kerrin said the horse would not mind a drop more juice.

“I don’t want to tempt problems and go over the top but he is a pretty nice horse. He is well balanced. Whether he has another run before Epsom we will see.”

McEVOY IMPRESSED BY SALFORD MILL

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy hoped there could be better to come from Salford Mill after comfortably winning the StansPoker.co.uk Newmarket Stakes by a length and a quarter.


“Things worked out very well,” said McEvoy. “He was coming here on the back of a good run at the Craven Meeting and was suited by this step up in trip and more juice in the ground. He settled well and showed the best finish in the field and hopefully there is more to come.”

McEvoy rode the beaten favourite Adagio in the Stan James 2000 Guineas and reported: “Not everything went to plan. He jumped awkwardly out of the stalls and was positioned further back than I would have wanted. I then didn’t have a great passage in the second half of the race and he’s better than he showed today.”

McEvoy rides Scarlet Runner in tomorrow’s Stan James 1000 Guineas and said: “There’s a question mark over the fact that it’s her first time over a mile but she’s a straightforward ride and I think she has a good each-way chance.”







CROWD UP

Lisa Hancock, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses, commented: “Today’s attendance of 17,954 was the biggest attendance since just over 19,000 came in 2000 when Her Majesty the Queen opened the Millennium Stand so we are absolutely delighted.


“There has been a wonderful atmosphere and the big race result was fantastic for Newmarket - Cockney Rebel is locally trained by Geoff Huffer and sired by a stallion who stands at the National Stud.


“We are looking forward to another great day tomorrow for the Stan James 1000 Guineas.”


SATURDAY CROWDS

2007 17,954 +2 per cent

2006 17,642

2005 16,837

2004 17,346

2003 17,883

2002 16,741

2001 16,778


SIXTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
STAN JAMES HANDICAP

FAST-FINISHING HEARTHSTEAD HEADS 1-2 FOR JOHNSTON

Hearthstead Maison came with a late run under jockey Greg Fairley to beat Boscobel and bring up a 1-2 for trainer Mark Johnston in the Stan James Handicap.


“I’d always thought he was a nice horse,” said Johnston of the winner. “He won his maiden then I ran him in a Group race so I thought he might be above handicap class.


“He’s been up in higher grade before and may go back there at some stage. We might try him at a mile and a half at some time and there are so few races for these sort of horses. “

There was a stewards’ enquiry into possible interference but the placings remained unaltered.



GROUND
MICHAEL PROSSER QUOTES

PROSSER TO LEAVE
GROUND OVERNIGHT

IT CAME as little surprise when Michael Prosser this evening outlined that he won’t be watering the ground before tomorrow’s seven-race card at the Rowley Mile.


Newmarket’s director of racing: “I am not going to touch the ground. I think it would be dangerous to.


“Today we’ve had a really good response from the weighing room and trainers alike.


“Everyone has said that it is a lovely racing surface. John Dunlop has been in to say ‘Your boys have done a great job’ and Chris Richardson echoed that sentiment.


“The forecast is for a little drizzle early tomorrow morning before it clears and warms up into a lovely afternoon with the predicted temperature being 18.”



RACE 7: The Stan James Telebetting Handicap
WIN QUOTES


DUNLOP’S DOUBLE DELIGHT

JOHN DUNLOP started and finished the day in the best possible fashion - by welcoming one back into the winner’s enclosure.


Wannabe Posh was the subject of a concerted gamble and the daughter of Grand Lodge obliged after being backed down to 9-2 from 8-1.


Jockey Eddie Ahern pounced late and with purpose on the filly as she came there on the far rail to collar long-time leader Nakheel.


Wannabe Posh had a length-and-a-quarter in hand at the finish and connections are now eying ‘black type’.


Dunlop said: “She has done it well. It was a good performance, although she was receiving weight all round.


“She prefers a little bit of give in the ground but she has always been a nice, genuine filly.


“We would like to try and win a bit of ‘black type’ with her. Not in this country, there is a middle-distance race for four-year-old fillies and upwards in Baden-Baden in a couple of weeks which we might look at.”

Mark Johnston said of second-placed Nakheel: “I thought two out that he wouldn’t get beat because they were all in trouble behind but I’m delighted to see him run so well because he has been very frustrating to train. We’ve had a lot of difficulties with him and now I hope we can get his head in front and he can become a racehorse again.”


FIRST RACE RESULT
2.10pm StanJamesUK.com HANDICAP
Class 2, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo Rated 0-105, 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1: £19,431; 2: £5,781; 3: £2,889; 4: £1,443

1) AQMAAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-10 Richard Hills [7] 11/2
2) WE'LL COME (Stephen Dartnell & R J Baines) Michael Jarvis 3-8-02 Paul Hanagan [2] 7/4 Fav
3) THUNDER STORM CAT (Alfiya Shaykhutdinova) Paul Cole 3-8-12 Jose De Souza [1] 5/1
4) FARLEIGH HOUSE (Lordship Stud) Mark Tompkins 3-8-07 Michael Hills [6]
5) VOODOO MOON (Mrs R Dick) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Greg Fairley (3) [5]
6) THE ILLIES (John Grant) Barry Hills 3-8-02 Chris Catlin [8]
7) DANEBURY HILL (Britton House Stud Ltd) Brian Meehan t3-9-05 Frankie Dettori [3]
8) ZAFONICAL STORM (Briton International) Brendan Duke 3-9-02 David Moran (5) [4]

8 ran
Time: 1m 37.78s Distances: .5, .75, hd, sh, nk, 1.5, 19
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Breeding: b c Green Desert (USA) - Hureya (USA) (Woodman (USA))
Tote Win: £6.60 Places: £2.00; £1.20; £2.10 Exacta: £21.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 First winner: Tamino, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, April 27, 1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to N J Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) 1000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Vodafone Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Vodafone Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1973 Scottish Rifle), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1987 Sergeyevich, 1990 Lucky Moon) July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Millenary), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian, 2002 Give Notice), Prix Marcel Boussac (1987 Ashayer, 1989 Salsabil, 1990 Shadayid), Prix Vermeille (1990 Salsabil, 1998 Leggera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume) Wins in a season (1984-2006): 89; 62; 106; 61; 66; 66; 78; 58; 75; 93; 82; 126; 88; 96; 111; 122; 97; 107; 79; 86; 55; 70; 53 Horses in training (1985-2007): 177; 200; 192; 194; 169; 148; 126; 131; 129; 131; 142; 157; 161; 153; 183; 187; 172; 198; 178; 162; 155; 139; 135; 129 Wins in 2007: 16 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex Other details: Champion trainer 1995

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (5) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master; 2001 Mutamam; 2004 Bandari), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium) Wins (1990-2006):56, 67, 52, 57, 59, 70, 71, 85, 83, 77, 81, 79, 81, 75, 66, 72, 54 Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Wins in 2007: 16


SECOND RACE RESULT
2.45pm StanJamesUK.com DAHLIA STAKES
Class 1, Group 3, £50,000 Guaranteed. For 4yo+ fillies & mares, 1m 1f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: after May 31, 2006, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £28,390; 2nd: £10,760; 3rd: £5,385; 4th: £2,685; 5th: £1,345; 6th: £675

1) ECHELON (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-01 Kerrin McEvoy [6] 8/11 Fav
2) TOPATOO (P R Bowring) Mark Tompkins 5-8-12 Michael Hills [4] 14/1
3) DONT DILI DALI (Peter Webb & Peter Lay) Stan Moore p4-8-12 Jimmy Quinn [2] 10/1
4) ABHISHEKA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-12 Frankie Dettori [5]
5) MRS SNOW (Jocelyn Targett) Mario Hofer GER 4-8-12 Michael Kinane [8]
6) ENFORCE (Thurloe Finsbury II) Ed Dunlop 4-8-12 Jamie Spencer [1]
7) RAKATA (A H Robinson) Paul Cole 5-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [7]
8) ARRIVEE (Erik Amile) Pam Sly 4-8-12 Micky Fenton [3]

8 ran
Time: 1m 49.98s Distances: nk, 1.5, 2.5, 1, sh, 7, 8
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Breeding: b m Danehill (USA) - Exclusive (Polar Falcon (USA))
Tote Win: £1.70 Places: £1.10; £3.10; £2.20 Exacta: £13.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones British Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1981 -Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Wins in a season (1984-2006): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107 Horses in training (1985-2007): 145: 142: 142: 170: 186: 191: n\a: 171: 147: 157 : 159: 159: 162: 162: 173: 190: 185: 181: 190: 184: 189: n/a; n/a Wins in 2007: 13

Winning jockey:-Name: McEvoy, Kerrin Born: October 24, 1980, Streaky Bay, Australia 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 winners worldwide, has ridden in Dubai for the past three winters and also in Hong Kong. Appointed number two rider behind Frankie Dettori for Godolphin in March 2004 Big Race Victories: St Leger (2004 Rule Of Law), Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2006 Excellent Art), Grosser Preis von Baden (2004 & 2005 Warrsan), Melbourne Cup (2000 Brew - second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia's premier race), Princess Royal Stakes (2006 Acts Of Grace), Prix Jacques le Marois (2005 Dubawi), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse KolnBonn (2006 Cherry Mix), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), UAE Equestrian And Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (2006 Rajeem), Yorkshire Oaks (2005 Punctilious) 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, Stan James 1000 Guineas (2nd) Winners (2004-2006): 44, 82, 74 Wins in 2007 (in UK): 5


THIRD RACE RESULT
3.25pm STAN JAMES 2000 GUINEAS
Class 1, Group 1, £35,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo entire colts & fillies, 1m. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £211,352; 2nd: £80,103.90; 3rd: £40,089.17; 4th: £19,988.75; 5th: £10,012.00; 6th: £5,025.11
1) COCKNEY REBEL (Phil Cunningham) Geoff Huffer 3-9-00 Olivier Peslier [15] 25/1
2) VITAL EQUINE (Premspace Ltd) Eoghan O'Neill 3-9-00 Chris Catlin [6] 33/1
3) DUTCH ART (Susan Roy & Cheveley Park Stud) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [18] 14/1
4) DUKE OF MARMALADE (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Michael Kinane [11] 14/1
5) EAGLE MOUNTAIN (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [13]
6) MAJOR CADEAUX (N A Woodcock, A C Pickford & David Mort) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [7]
7) US RANGER (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Joseph Allen) Jean-Claude Rouget FR 3-9-00 Christophe Lemaire [16]
8) STRATEGIC PRINCE (H R H Sultan Ahmed Shah) Paul Cole 3-9-00 Eddie Ahern [14]
9) DIAMOND TYCOON (Racegeors Club Owners Group) Brian Meehan 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [2]
10) HAATEF (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Kevin Prendergast 3-9-00 Declan McDonogh [17]
11) YELLOWSTONE (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [24]
12) ADAGIO (Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [3] 4/1 Fav
13) AL SHEMALI (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Richard Hills [12]
14) TOBOSA (Collins, Randall, Rich & Turnbull) William Jarvis 3-9-00 Philip Robinson [22]
15) SONNY RED (Michael Pescod & J A Leek) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Steve Drowne [10]
16) JO'BURG (Alan Spence) Amanda Perrett 3-9-00 Kevin Darley [1]
17) HALICARNASSUS (Box 41) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [9]
18) FISHFORCOMPLIMENTS (Mel Roberts & Nicola Messe) Richard Fahey 3-9-00 Paul Hanagan [5]
19) TRULY ROYAL (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [20]
20) PRIME DEFENDER (S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion) Barry Hills 3-9-00 Michael Hills [23]
21) DRAYTON (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa & Club TSM) Mike De Kock SAF 3-9-00 Weichong Marwing [21]
22) DANUM DANCER (Abbott Gostling McGrane Senior Hart) Neville Bycroft b3-9-00 Silvestre De Sousa [19]
23) EVENS AND ODDS (Catherine O’Flynn) Kevin Ryan 3-9-00 Neil Callan [8]
24) HURRICANE SPIRIT (The Little House Partnership) John Best 3-9-00 George Baker [4]
24 ran
Time: 1m 35.28s
Distances: 1.5, .75, sh, .5, hd, .5, 1.25, 1, .75, hd, hd, 2, nk, 1, nk, .5, .5, 3.5, 1.5, nk, nk, .5, 2.5
Breeder: Oak Lodge Bloodstock
Breeding: b c Val Royal (FR) - Factice (USA) (Known Fact (USA))
Tote Win: £33.60 Places: £8.30; £21.20; £4.20 Exacta: £1831.20
Winning trainer:-Name: Huffer, Geoff Born: April 30, 1947 Based: Grange House Stakes, Hamilton Road, Newmarket Background: Worked for Cheveley Park Stud for three years before taking out his first trainer’s licence in 1978. Enjoyed big-race successes before things took a down-turn when one of his Kuwaiti backers went into receivership following the first Gulf War. Went into the transport business and in 2001 served five months in prison for Duty Fraud. Upon release he set-up Blenheim Bloodstock and then worked as assistant to Conrad Allen. Started training again in 2004. Classic Wins (1): Stan James 2000 Guineas (2007 Cockney Rebel) Big Race Wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1981 First Movement); Cesarewitch (1978 Sir Michael); Cumberland Lodge Stakes (1990 Ile de Nisky); Golden Peitsche (Tina’s Pet); King George Stakes (Tina’s Pet); St James’s Palace Stakes (1988 Persian Heights) Number of Wins (2005-2006): 17; 7 Wins in 2007: 2

Winning jockey:-Name: Peslier, Olivier Born: Cossé-le-Vivien, France, 12/1/71 Apprenticeship: School for Jockeys in Moulin a Vent, followed by apprenticeship with Patrick Biancone. Major wins include: Vodafone Derby (1998 High-Rise), Stan James 2000 Guineas (2007 Cockney Rebel), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1996 Helissio, 1997 Peintre Celebre, 1998 Sagamix), Prix du Jockey-Club (1997 Peintre Celebre), Deutsches Derby (1997 Borgia), Irish Derby (1995 Winged Love), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1998 Desert Prince, 1999 Saffron Walden); Coronation Stakes (1996 Shake The Yoke), Criterium International (2000 Sagacity); Dante Stakes (1997 Benny The Dip, 1996 Glory Of Dancer), Dewhurst (1997 Xaar), Grand Criterium (1993 Lost World, 1995 Loup Solitaire), Grand Prix de Paris (1997 Peintre Celebre, 1998 Limpid); Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1996 Helissio, 1998 Fragrant Mix); Japan Cup (2001 Jungle Pocket, 2004 Zenno Rob Roy), Juddmonte Lockinge (2002 Keltos), Prix Ganay (1997 Helissio, 2000 Indian Danehill, 2003 Fair Mix), Prix Lupin (1997 Cloudings, 1999 Gracioso), Prix Saint-Alary (1995 Muncie, 1997 Brilliance, 2003 Fidelite); Prix d’Ispahan (1994 Bigstone, 1998 Loup Sauvage); Prix Jean Prat (1993 La Balafre), Prix Royal-Oak (1999 and 2000 Amilynx), Prix du Moulin (1998 Desert Prince); Prix de la Foret (1994 Bigstone, 1995 Poplar Bluff, 2003 Etoile Montante); Prix Vermeille (1997 Queen Maud); Prix du Cadran (1994 Molesnes, 2004 Westerner); Prix Marcel Boussac (1995 Miss Tahiti, 1999 Lady Of Chad), Prix de la Salamandre (1997 Xaar), Prix du Haras de Fresnay -Le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (2001 Vahorimix, 2002 Banks Hill); Prix de Sandringham (2006 Impressionnante); Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1997 Air Express, 1998 Desert Prince) Wins in Britain (2001-2006): 2; 4; 0; 0; 1; 1 Wins in Britain in 2007: 1


FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.00pm StanJamesUK.com HERITAGE HANDICAP
Class 2, £50,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 6f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £31,160; 2nd: £9,330; 3rd: £4,665; 4th: £2,335; 5th: £1,165; 6th: £585

1) BEAVER PATROL (G C Stevens) Eve Johnson Houghton 5-8-10 Michael Kinane [23] 20/1
2) MUTAMARED (Errigal Racing) Kevin Ryan 7-9-04 Neil Callan [26] 11/1
3) GRANTLEY ADAMS (Mrs T G Trant) Mick Channon 4-9-08 Hugh Bowman [4] 25/1
4) DARK MISSILE (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 4-8-09 William Buick (5) [7] 33/1
5) BAHIANO (Clive Brittain) Clive Brittain 6-8-11 (1lb ow) Jimmy Fortune [15]
6) HOH HOH HOH (Multi Lines 2) Richard Price 5-7-13 Liam Jones (3) [1]
7) ONE MORE ROUND (Nigel Shields) Nick Littmoden b9-9-01 James Doyle [19]
8) RIPPLES MAID (Rex & David Mead) Jonathan Geake 4-8-12 Richard Thomas [21]
9) IDLE POWER (The Idle B’s) Jim Boyle 9-8-09 Amir Quinn [16]
10) BENTONG (H R H Sultan Ahmed Shah) Paul Cole t4-9-06 Eddie Ahern [8]
11) THE KIDDYKID (Claire Massey) David Evans 7-9-06 Stephen Donohoe [13]
12) FULLANDBY (Miss M Greenwood) Tim Etherington 5-9-00 Kevin Darley [30]
13) GLENBUCK (Middleham Park Racing XIii) Alan Bailey v4-8-08 Micky Fenton [12]
15) ICE PLANET (David Faulkner) David Nicholls 6-8-10 Kerrin McEvoy [14]
16) LETHAL (Andrew Reid) Dean Ivory 4-8-07 John Egan [5]
17) BURNING INCENSE (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XV) Roger Charlton 4-9-02 Steve Drowne [17] 6/1 Fav
18) WOODCOTE (Dennis Shaw) Clive Cox p5-9-02 Philip Robinson [29]
19) COMPTON'S ELEVEN (Pcm Racing) Mick Channon 6-8-11 Darryll Holland [9]
20) CONNECT (Mrs P R Bowring) Mark Tompkins b10-8-01 Saleem Golam (3) [28]
21) FANTASY BELIEVER (The Fantasy Fellowship B) John Quinn 9-9-10 Jimmy Quinn [2]
22) SKHILLING SPIRIT (I Hill) David Barron 4-9-06 Paul Fessey [22]
23) GREEN PARK (G A Fixongs Ltd) Richard Fahey 4-8-05 Dale Gibson [6]
24) WYATT EARP (Los Bandidos Racing) Richard Fahey 6-8-09 Paul Hanagan [18]
25) INDIAN TRAIL (Martin Love) David Nicholls 7-9-04 Richard Hughes [10]
26) CHARLES DARWIN (J M Beever) Michael Blanshard 4-8-10 Francis Norton [3]
27) COLEORTON DANCER (Coleorton Dancer) Kevin Ryan p5-8-09 Andrew Mullen (3) [20]
28) MECCA'S MATE (David Metcalfe) David Barker 6-9-06 Frankie Dettori [11]
29) FICTIONAL (John Fretwell) Eoghan O'Neill 6-8-11 Graham Gibbons [24]
30) SECRET NIGHT (Hants And Herts) James Toller 4-7-13 Hayley Turner [25]

29 ran Non-Runner: Firenze (Ground)
Time: 1m 11.47s
Distances: .75, nk, hd, .75, sh, sh, sh, .5, nk, hd, hd, .5, nk, hd, hd, hd, nk, nk, 1, sh, 1, sh, 1, 1.75, .5, 1.25, 6, 4
Breeder: Kevin Lynch Breeding: ch g Tagula (IRE) - Erne Project (USA) (Project Manager)
Tote Win: £24.10 Places: £4.50; £3.50; £7.50; £8.80 Exacta: £327.20

Winning trainer:- Name: Johnson Houghton, Eve Born: 11/02/67 Based: Woodway, Blewbury, Didcot, Oxfordshire Riding Career: Amateur - rode 20 winners on the Flat including Diamond Race at Ascot Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 01/02/07 - took over from her father Fulke who now acts as her assistant Wins This Year: 4 Horses in Training (2007): 30

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, June 22, 1959 Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Irish Classic Wins: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop, 2006 Kastoria) Other major wins include: Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini) Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Coral Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); Falmouth Stakes (1996 Sensation), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2003 One Cool Cat), Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway,2003 High Chaparral), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2005 Electrocutionist), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo, 2005 Azamour), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); QueenElizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Sussex Stakes (1998 Among Men, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Proclamation), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy) Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova) Wins in Britain 1992-2006: 4; 4; 23; 28; 29; 23; 24; 22; 26; 26; 15; 3; 9; 23; 14 Wins in Britain in 2007: 2

FIFTH RACE RESULT

4.35pm StansPoker.co.uk NEWMARKET STAKES
Class 1, Listed Race, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo colts, 1m 2f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race of 7f or more 3lb; of a Group 3 race of 7f or more 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race of 7f or more. Penalty Values: 1st: £17,034; 2nd: £6,456; 3rd: £3,231; 4th: £1,611; 5th: £807; 6th: £405

1) SALFORD MILL (Tony Thompson) David Elsworth 3-8-12 Kerrin McEvoy [6] 2/1
2) ACAPULCO (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-12 Christophe Soumillon [2] 5/4 Fav
3) EASTERN ANTHEM (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [1]
4) BROGHILL (Duke of Devonshire) John Gosden b1 3-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [5]
5) TESLIN (Joy & Valentine Feerick) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Kevin Darley [3]
6) LEPIDO (Paul Makin) Luca Cumani 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer [4]

6 ran
Time: 2m 03.15s Distances: 1.25, 1, 2.5, 1, 1.75
Breeder: Mrs H D McCalmont Breeding: b c Peintre Celebre (USA) - Razana (IRE) (Kahyasi)
Tote Win: £3.20 Places: £1.60; £1.50 Exacta: £5.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Elsworth, David Raymond Cecil Date of Birth:12/12/39;Previous Occupation; Professional National Hunt jockey 1957-1972; First winner: Fortune Cookie, Devon, March 23, 1979 First winner on Flat: Raffia Set, Salisbury, April 7, 1979 Wins in a season (1992-2006): 40; 32; 33; 14; 16; 24; 33; 50; 32; 36; 20; 40; 37; 45; 37 Horses in training (1998-2007): 60; 83; 100; 87; 72; 61; 64; 84; 83; 84 Major wins include: Cambridgeshire Handicap (1998 Lear Spear, 2004 Spanish Don), Champion Stakes (1990 In The Groove), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Dead Certain), Coronation Cup (1991 In The Groove), Dante Stakes (1999 Salford Express), Diomed Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Doncaster Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Goodwood Cup (1982 Heighlin, 2001 & 2003 Persian Punch), Henry II Stakes (1997 & 1998 Persian Punch), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 In The Groove), Jockey Club Cup (2000, 2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Juddmonte International (1990 In The Groove), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) Trains at Egerton House Stables, Newmarket 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 in 2007: 7

Winning jockey:-Name: McEvoy, Kerrin Born: October 24, 1980, Streaky Bay, Australia 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 winners worldwide, has ridden in Dubai for the past three winters and also in Hong Kong. Appointed number two rider behind Frankie Dettori for Godolphin in March 2004 Big Race Victories: St Leger (2004 Rule Of Law), Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2006 Excellent Art), Grosser Preis von Baden (2004 & 2005 Warrsan), Melbourne Cup (2000 Brew - second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia's premier race), Princess Royal Stakes (2006 Acts Of Grace), Prix Jacques le Marois (2005 Dubawi), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse KolnBonn (2006 Cherry Mix), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), UAE Equestrian And Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (2006 Rajeem), Yorkshire Oaks (2005 Punctilious) 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, Stan James 1000 Guineas (2nd) Winners (2004-2006): 44, 82, 74 Wins in 2007 (in UK): 5



SIXTH RACE RESULT

5.10pm STAN JAMES HANDICAP
Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo Rated 0-100, 1m 2f. Weights: highest weight 9st 4lb; minimum weight 8st 4lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,464; 2nd: £3,732; 3rd: £1,866; 4th: £934; 5th: £466; 6th: £234

1) HEARTHSTEAD MAISON (Heathstead Homes Ltd) Mark Johnston 3-8-10 Greg Fairley (3) [1] 9/1
2) BOSCOBEL (Sheikh Mohammed) Mark Johnston 3-8-10 Kevin Darley [7] 2/1 Fav
3) DUKE OF TUSCANY (Justin Dowley & Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [5]
4) TEN A PENNY (Lord Blyth and Ten) Jamie Osborne 3-8-06 Michael Kinane [3]
5) OVERRULE (Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-08 Christophe Soumillon [6]
6) STEVIE GEE (Stephen Gray & David Abell) Alan Swinbank 3-9-04 Neil Callan [2]
7) HART OF GOLD (Hartshead Mob) Mark Wallace 3-8-05 Chris Catlin [4]

7 ran
Time: 2m 03.56s
Distances: hd, 1.5, .75, 5, 6, 10
Breeder: T Nakata
Breeding: b c Peintre Celebre (USA) - Pieds de Plume (FR) (Seattle Slew (USA))
Tote Win: £13.50 Places: £5.00; £1.80 Exacta: £30.90

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Wins in a season (1987-2006): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain):141:158 Wins in 2007: 47 Number of horses in training (1987-2007): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120: 130: 147: 152: 159: 178: 178: n/a: n/a: n/a; n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks

Winning jockey:-Name: Fairley, Greg Born: Hawick, January 7, 1988 Based: c/o Mark Johnston, Kingsley House Racing Stables, Middleham First Winner: Mamore Gap, Evening Gazette Handicap, Redcar, May 9, 2005 (his sixth ride) Background: joined trainer Mark Johnston from school in early 2004, having done a week’s stint of work experience. He rode nine winners from 50 rides in pony races before joining the Middleham stable Wins 2005-06: 32; 39 Wins in 2007: 7


SEVENTH RACE RESULT

5.45pm STAN JAMES TELEBETTING HANDICAP
Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 4yo+ Rated 0-100, 1m 4f. Weights: highest weight 9st 4lb; minimum weight 8st 4lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,954; 2nd: £3,854; 3rd: £1,926; 4th: £962

1) WANNABE POSH (Nicholas Cooper) John Dunlop 4-8-05 Eddie Ahern [11] 9/2
2) NAKHEEL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-00 Richard Hills [3] 8/1
3) FINALMENTE (Edward Kirtland) Neville Callaghan 5-9-03 Frankie Dettori [1] 8/1
4) BANDAMA (Lady Clague) Amanda Perrett 4-9-01 Michael Kinane [4]
5) FLORIMUND (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-05 Paul Hanagan [9]
6) MUDAWIN (Franconson Partners) Jane Chapple-Hyam 6-8-13 Johnny Murtagh [10]
7) QUINCE (D Leech) Jeff Pearce v4-8-06 Jimmy Quinn [7]
8) IMPELLER (Fitri Hay) Stan Moore 8-9-04 John Egan [6]
9) OGEE (Sir Evelyn de Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-10 Kerrin McEvoy [5] 3/1 Fav
10) FUTUN (Scuderia Rencati Srl) Luca Cumani 4-9-04 Neil Callan [8]
11) PAKTOLOS (P Finnegan) Alan King 4-8-09 Jamie Spencer [2]

11 ran
Time: 2m 29.93s Distances: 1.25, .75, 2, .75, .75, .5, 5, 3, 1.5, 6
Breeder: Vizcaya Ag Breeding: b f Grand Lodge (USA) - Wanabe (Shirley Heights)
Tote Win: £5.20 Places: £2.00; £2.90; £2.90 Exacta: £43.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 First winner: Tamino, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, April 27, 1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Neville Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) 1000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Vodafone Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Vodafone Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1973 Scottish Rifle), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1987 Sergeyevich, 1990 Lucky Moon) July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Millenary), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian, 2002 Give Notice), Prix Marcel Boussac (1987 Ashayer, 1989 Salsabil, 1990 Shadayid), Prix Vermeille (1990 Salsabil, 1998 Leggera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume) Wins in a season (1984-2006): 89; 62; 106; 61; 66; 66; 78; 58; 75; 93; 82; 126; 88; 96; 111; 122; 97; 107; 79; 86; 55; 70; 53 Horses in training (1985-2007): 177; 200; 192; 194; 169; 148; 126; 131; 129; 131; 142; 157; 161; 153; 183; 187; 172; 198; 178; 162; 155; 139; 135; 129 Wins in 2007: 17 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex Other details: Champion trainer 1995

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy Age: 28 (Born: 6/12/1977) Weight: 7st 12lb First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk, 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), July Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), totesport Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince) Wins in Britain 2000-2006: 2; 3; 83; 108; 111; 120; 140 Wins in 2007: 21

LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF DAY ONE

1st 2nd 3rd
John Dunlop 2 - -
Mark Johnston 1 2 -
David Elsworth 1 - -
Geoff Huffer 1 - -
Eve Johnson Houghton 1 - -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 - -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 1 -
Eoghan O’Neill - 1 -
Kevin Ryan - 1 -
Mark Tompkins - 1 -
Neville Callaghan - - 1
Mick Channon - - 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - - 1
Paul Cole - - 1
Richard Hannon - - 1
Stan Moore - - 1
Saeed bin Suroor - - 1

LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF DAY ONE

1st 2nd 3rd
Kerrin McEvoy 2 - -
Richard Hills 1 1 -
Eddie Ahern 1 - -
Greg Fairley 1 - -
Michael Kinane 1 - -
Olivier Peslier 1 - -
Neil Callan - 1 -
Chris Catlin - 1 -
Kevin Darley - 1 -
Paul Hanagan - 1 -
Michael Hills - 1 -
Christophe Soumillon - 1 -
Frankie Dettori - - 2
Hugh Bowman - - 1
Jose De Souza - - 1
Jimmy Fortune - - 1
Richard Hughes - - 1
Jimmy Quinn - - 1






THE VALUE BETTING COLUMN EVERY SATURDAY

NEWMARKET, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2007

5:45pm £20,000 Stan James Telebetting Handicap, 1m 4f

GOING: GOOD TO FIRM



for the best odds go to www.BritOdds.com
BP= the best price at the time of writing


1) 2127-0 FUTUN Luca Cumani 4-9-04 Neil Callan
Looked progressive after taking maiden on return last season, landing valuable Haydock handicap and finishing runner-up twice, including behind useful Tam Lin in Hamilton Listed prize. However, disappointed on final outing of 2006 and beat only one rival home on comeback at Kempton (Polytrack) last month, so questions to answer at present off his handicap[ rating of 99. BP= 12/1

2) 123475 IMPELLER Stan Moore 8-9-04 John Egan
Grand servant to William Muir and now Stan Moore who has already run eight times this year. Looked as a good as ever when taking decent handicap at Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, in February, and has shown consistent form since. Was running on over two furlongs shorter at Epsom last time but not guaranteed to see out this trip - has never run over this far before - and may find others too strong. BP= 9/1

3) 11010- FINALMENTE Neville Callaghan 5-9-03 Frankie Dettori
improving stayer who scored three times last year up to two miles, before disappointing on final outing when down the field in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket. Trainer thinks he could make up into a Listed/Group class performer this season but, although successful over this trip, he is almost certainly better over further. BP= 14/1

4) 13265- BANDAMA Amanda Perrett 4-9-01 Michael Kinane
Maiden and handicap wins last term followed by two excellent placed efforts over 12 furlongs at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood. Below that level on two subsequent outings over a mile and six furlongs, including here in Listed Noel Murless Stakes in September, and now back in trip and on a 2lb lower rating, must be respected on his first start of the year. BP= 9/1

5) 555-83 NAKHEEL Mark Johnston 4-9-00 Richard Hills
One time Derby hope who came back from injury to run three times last year, best effort when close fifth (no luck in running) in 10-furlong Listed event at Goodwood. Kempton’s Polytrack did not look to suit on return in early April and he ran better last time when keeping on for third behind Hattan over 10 furlongs at Ripon. This trip looks far more suitable and a fair run is anticipated. BP= 15/2

6) 1372-9 MUDAWIN Jane Chapple-Hyam 6-8-13 Johnny Murtagh
Provided his capable handler with her biggest success when triumphing at 100/1 in the Ebor at York last August. Showed decent level of form since over staying distances and had no chance over a mile and a quarter on reappearance at Pontefract on April 10. Again likely to find this trip on the sharp side and is opposable. BP= 14/1

7) /3110- OGEE Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-10 Kerrin McEvoy
Lightly-raced gelding from a top stable who improved for the step up to 12 furlongs last season, recording two decisive victories at Windsor, before finding the company too hot in the Group Three Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot over two miles. Return to this distance will suit and should go well if straight enough after not having run since June last year. BP= 5/2

8) 21-213 PAKTOLOS Alan King 4-8-09 Jamie Spencer
Recruited from France by mainly jumping stable and, after pulling up on British hurdling debut at Newbury, has run with great credit on the all-weather, successful over this trip at Lingfield on March 1 before decent third to Kames Park at same track over an extra furlong 16 days later. Should have no trouble with turf and has place claims. BP= 9/1

9) -22420 QUINCE Jeff Pearce 4 8-06v Jimmy Quinn
Been competing on the all-weather since November where he has shown consistent form, scoring once and finishing runner-up on four occasions. Was never in the hunt last time at Kempton behind Luberon and appears vulnerable to more progressive rivals. BP= 40/1

10) 94018- FLORIMUND Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-05 Paul Hanagan
Showed some ability on first three outings last year before dramatic improvement with step up in trip and stronger handling when storming home by seven lengths in 13-furlong Polytrack maiden at Lingfield. Race not run to suit next time on handicap debut and looks the type to improve again this term, but will not want this to become tactical and possibly wants further. Stable also runs Ogee. BP= 12/1

11) 13222- WANNABE POSH John Dunlop 4-8-05 Eddie Ahern
Likeable filly who was a model of consistency in 2006, recording seven top three finishes in succession, including wins at Windsor and Leicester over this trip. Chased home Piety here in competitive 16-runner handicap in October and possible she could make more improvement this year; each-way chance. BP= 9/1


SUMMARY

A tricky handicap but BANDAMA comes from a stable in form, is open to finding his form again and offers excellent value.


GOOD LUCK


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