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Sunday, May 6, 2007



Today’s crowd was sharply up on the 2006 level, being 14,043.

Lisa Hancock, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses, said: “The Stan James Guineas Festival has lived up to all our expectations and the 32,000 racegoers who
have been here have enjoyed a feast of top class racing.

“The weekend was crowned today by an exceptional big race winner in a new record time for a Guineas. Finsceal Beo was very special.

“Off the track, our Sunday lunch promotion has been a huge success with a sell-out in ‘Frankie’s’ and in the Rous Restaurant.

“A huge thank you to our sponsors, Stan James, who have put a massive amount into the marketing and organisation of the event. It has been a real team effort.”

2007 14,043 + 10%
2006 12,767
2005 15,234
2004 14,667
2003 16,797
2002 14,594
2001 13,967

2007 17,954 +2 per cent
2006 17,642
2005 16,837
2004 17,346
2003 17,883
2002 16,741
2001 16,778

Race One The StanJamesUK.com Suffolk Handicap
Winner’s Quotes:


They say that the best surprises are the big ones, and Hughie Morrison conceded that he was “gobsmacked” after Supaseus had made a winning reappearance when beating 15 opponents to take the £50,000 added StanJamesUK.com Suffolk Heritage Handicap at odds of 10-1.

Morrison, who had told owner-breeders, Ben and Sir Martyn Arbib, not to bother coming to Newmarket, admitted that he did “not give Supaseus a prayer”, and the East Ilsley trainer could barely believe his eyes as John Egan got him home a short-head winner from 100-30 favourite Pinpoint.

“I did not fancy Supaseus one iota,” declared Morrison. “He never strings two gallops together at home, and he has been working so inconsistently, besides which I was sure that the ground would be too fast for him.

“This is the horse who pinned me to the ground here last year, but we have had him gelded and I could not fault his attitude today.

“The plan had been to give him a spin round and get him ready for the Hunt Cup, so, though he will go up a few pounds, he will go to Royal Ascot.”

Egan does not consider that the shorter distance at Ascot will be a problem. “I thought I was beat, but he kept on finding and he’ll be even better dropped back to a mile,” said the jockey.

John Egan, who partnered the winner Supaseus, said: “As everyone knows the line is actually before the lolly-pop stick. By the lolly-pop stick I was beat, at the line I had won.

“It is quick ground, very quick ground from the top of the hill.”

Ground after the first race

Jimmy Quinn reported that the ground was “Good fast ground with no jar. There are no excuses because of the going”.

Paul Hanagan said it was “Good fast ground. No jar”. Jamie Mackay said it was “Good”.

Duran Fentiman thought it was “Quick enough”.

Mick Kinane said it had ”Dried a bit from yesterday, good to firm now”.

Micheal Hills said it was “Quicker”. Jimmy Fortune described it as “A bit lively”.

Kevin Darley thought it “Good fast ground”.

Jamie Spencer said it was “Quick”.


TRAINER WALTER Swinburn wasn’t too disappointed after his top-weight Pinpoint went down by a short-head to Supaseus in the StanJamesUK.com Suffolk Stakes.

Swinburn said: “He has run a massive race and just got touched off on the line.

“We got away with the fast ground at Newbury last time but that is what got him beat in the end here. We will protect him from that in the future.”

Swinburn indicated that the likely fast ground at Royal Ascot next month would preclude Pinpoint from taking his place in the Royal Hunt Cup again.

Night Crescendo was a further three lengths back in third place.

Mark Perrett, husband of trainer Amanda Perrett, said: “He has improved for his Newbury run, which was his first of the year.

“He doesn’t want it too soft, so the ground was fine for him. We may possibly consider stepping him up to a mile and a quarter.”

RACE 2: The StanJamesUK.com Jockey Club Stakes


SIXTIES ICON could barely have been more impressive in despatching four rivals with the minimum of fuss in the Group Two StanJamesUK.com Jockey Club Stakes.

Last year’s St Leger hero travelled sweetly in behind Mighty for much of the race and then picked up in good style to leave them for dead over a furlong from home.

He just needed to be kept up to his work by jockey Frankie Dettori in winning by three lengths and earning an 8-1 quote (from 14, Coral) for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July.

Trainer Jeremy Noseda said: “That was a nice return to the racetrack. The way the race was run didn’t suit him ideally but maybe he has picked up more speed as he has got older.

“He has showed a little bit of speed at home recently and he showed plenty of pace there.

“He will improve a lot for the race. I’m sure he is 7lb away from peak fitness.

“Also, he would prefer to get his toe in a little bit. I walked the track this morning and felt it was safe. I wanted to run him today.

“We will go to the Coronation Cup (Group One at Epsom, June 1) next and keep our fingers crossed.”

Frankie Dettori, successful on Sixties Icon, commented: “He is a smashing horse and has improved physically this year.

“It was a good performance with the penalty and he is a proper middle distance horse.

“Jeremy & Sally (Noseda) are devastated (about Sander Camillo not being able to run in today’s Stan James 1000 Guineas because she is season) but hopefully she can redeem herself maybe in France or the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

“At least it is not a big problem. I am looking forward to seeing her back.”


As bargains go, Mighty, bought for only 8,500gns in October, was an absolute steal, and this triple Polytrack winner maintained his climb up the ladder when finishing an excellent third in the Group 2 StanJamesUK.com Jockey Club Stakes.

Jane Chapple-Hyam, delighted with Mighty, who had previously finished second to Maraahel in the John Porter Stakes at Newbury, said:”He will now have a break and then be prepared for the Melbourne Cup.

“You need a horse who has a turn of foot but is able to switch off to win at Flemington, and Mighty fits the bill perfectly.

“He has come a long way in a short space of time since he started his winning spree on the all-weather at Lingfield, and he’ll be accompanied Down Under by my Ebor winner Mudawin, who can act as his bodyguard.”

Former Sporting Life journalist Toby Brereton and his partner Vanessa Church own a half-share in Mighty.

“Jane asked me if I was interested in coming in for a half-share, and I jumped at the chance, especially as I have always been mad about the Pivotal progeny.”

Brian Meehan was similarly pleased with runner-up Admiral’s Cruise, who, though beaten three lengths, never gave up the chase.

Meehan, who reported that Admiral’s Cruise’s saddle had slipped during the race, said:”I am chuffed to bits with that - we have been beaten by a very good Classic winner, it would have suited us better if they had gone a better gallop.

“We might now have a look at the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot next month.”

RACE 3: The Stan James 1000 Guineas


Kevin Manning, the winning jockey on hot favourite Finsceal Beo, said: “Never a bother. I was a bit closer to the pace than I wanted to be but I had no option. She was carrying me there and I had to keep going forward to keep my position.

“I am very pleased - she has done that very, very easy.”

Jim Bolger, the winning trainer, declared: “It is a really good feeling. I am delighted for everybody concerned apart from myself. I put so much work into this filly and into all the horses in the yard.

“This one is down to the staff and my owner Michael Ryan.”

Michael Ryan commented: “It is absolutely fantastic and she is a tremendous breeding prospect. I could not bring any more people over. Jim Bolger is a super trainer and always has been. There won’t be a pint of Guinness left between here and Stansted Airport.”

The winning time of 1m 34.94s was the fastest ever for the Stan James 1000 Guineas, easily beating the 1m 36.38s set by Lahan in 2000. The time also beat the fastest Stan James 2000 Guineas time of 1m 35.08s (Mister Baileys 1994).

It was just 0.4s outside the course record for the NatWest Rowley Mile of 1m 34.54s.


Wild scenes more reminiscent of Cheltenham and Aintree followed an awesome victory for Irish-trained 5-4 favourite Finsceal Beo in the Stan James 1000 Guineas, with owner Michael Ryan and his team treating the big Newmarket crowd to a rendering of ‘Dungarvan - My Home Town’ on the winner’s rostrum.

“That was fantastic - we have a super filly and a super trainer, and we’ll drink every pub dry of Guinness between here and Stansted Airport tonight,” declared Ryan, who also has that top-class hurdler Al Eile.

Finsceal Beo bolted up by two and a half lengths from fellow Irish challenger Arch Swing, clocking the fastest time of any Guineas winner of either sex, but the ease of the triumph did not surprise her trainer Jim Bolger one bit.

“This is a brilliant filly, and I expected her to win like that,” said Bolger. “The traumas of Teofilo are history and we have moved on, but fortunately Finsceal Beo enjoyed a trouble-free preparation.

“In early March we maybe weren’t getting after her enough, but when we stepped up her work she responded superbly and took everything we threw at her and got herself fit.

“She has always been a very special filly, and the plan now is the Irish 1,000 Guineas followed by the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and then the Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.”

Reflecting on what has been a nightmare week for the Carlow stable, following the injury which ruled out Teofilo from the Stan James 2000 Guineas yesterday, Bolger added:”Our problems were miniscule compared to other things happening in the world, but, contrary to what John McCririck is suggesting, Teofilo worked brilliantly last Saturday week and it was only that last minute setback which knocked us out of the race.

“ We just have to be patient, and the horse will get all the time he needs, and we won’t be able to make a decision on his future for another couple of weeks.”

However, Bolger would not be drawn into claiming that Teofilo would have won. He added: “Take nothing away from Cockney Rebel, who was a good winner of a good Guineas. I was delighted for Geoff Huffer and also for Aidan O’Brien, whose horses ran so well.”

Winning jockey Kevin Manning, celebrating his first Classic success, said:”Finsceal Beo did it very easily and she would have won at any distance.

“She is very special, and I was going so well that I thought ‘if anything is travelling better than me in behind then she must be exceptional’. My filly ticks all the right boxes, and Mr Bolger has done a brilliant job.”

Jockeys’ reaction - the Stan James 1000 Guineas

Mick Kinane on the second Arch Swing reported: “I was a little isolated because of her draw but she ran as we expected. The winner looks special, but I’m pleased with my ride.”

Johnny Murtagh on the third, Simply Perfect, declared: “We travelled well and stayed on up the hill. A great race. She’s very hardy.”

Jamie Spencer, the fourth Treat, said: “This was only the fourth race of her life and she looks to be still improving. She wants a bit further.”

Kerrin McEvoy said of seventh Scarlet Runner: “She went a little keen and didn’t quite see the mile out.”

Darryl Holland said of 12th Sweet Lilly: “She’s going to get a mile and a half later but that was quite respectable.”

Declan McDonogh said his ride Miss Beatrix who finished 18th: “She never fired”.

Michael Hills reported that the going was just “Too fast” for his mount Princess Valarina, the 14th home.

Martin Dwyer, who partnered 19th Kaseema, said he was “Very disappointed, I was never happy with her. But she did rear in the stalls and maybe she’s hurt her back a little.”


JOHN OXX pointed the way to the Irish 1000 Guineas for Stan James 1000 Guineas runner-up Arch Swing. She was well beaten by Finsceal Beo on the day but her trainer was still delighted with her run.

Oxx said: “I’m very happy with that. She has run very well. She was a little bit on the outside from her 19 draw.

“But the winner was always too good. She had the rail, was travelling strongly and we could never get to her.

“But I’m delighted with mine. One mile is the limit of her stamina. We will go for the Irish 1000 Guineas but fast ground is a priority for her. She is ground dependent.”

Jeremy Noseda saw his filly Simply Perfect put up a big effort to take third spot.

He said: “That was a good performance. If everything goes well, we will think about having a tilt at the Oaks - or maybe the French Oaks. I will talk that through with the owners but she will run in an Oaks somewhere.”

Asked about possible plans for Sander Camillo - a late withdrawal from the 1000 Guineas - Noseda simply said: “I look forward to the Coronation at Royal Ascot.”

Fourth-placed Treat received a rapturous welcome from the Highclere Throughbred Racing partnership that own her.

Highclere’s Harry Herbert said: “We are thrilled with her. Jamie (Spencer) says there is tremendous improvement to come from her. For her first run of the year, that was quite something.

“This is the absolute minimum trip for her. She will now probably head for the Oaks. She is in the French Oaks as well so we will have a good think.”

Simply Perfect is now 7/1 from 12/1 and Treat 12/1 from 33/1 for the Vodafone Oaks at Epsom Downs on June 1.

RACE 4: The Stan James Palace House Stakes


SPRINT KING David Nicholls lived up to his reputation as he sent out Tax Free and Peace Offering to finish first and second in the Stan James Palace House Stakes.

In a thrilling finale to the Group 3 race, Tax Free nicked it in a bobber by a short head.

The Thirsk trainer said: “I thought Peace Offering had won!

“Tax Free is genuine horse. He had to dig deep and thankfully he won.

“We had one or two problems in the early part of the year but we sorted them out. He is a very good horse.

“God willing, Tax Free will now go to the Temple Stakes. Peace Offering is in next Sunday in a Group race in France.”

Successful jockey Adrian Nicholls said: “I wasn’t too sure if I’d won as I was pulling up with Paul (Hanagan). It was tight.

“They both put their heads down on the line and I was just hoping really.

“He travelled well. I was just waiting for a gap. He just took a bit of time to get going when he hit the rising ground but he has galloped on so strongly.

“He is very game and tough. I’m just glad he has broken through in Group class.”

Race Five The Stan James Maiden Stakes


Aidan O’Brien’s Achilles of Troy had Royal Ascot written all over him when producing a display of blinding pace and power to win the Stan James Maiden Stakes by five lengths under Christophe Soumillon.

Two years ago stablemate George Washington had been beaten on his debut in this race, but Achilles of Troy, who started 7-4 favourite, had the chasing pack off the bridle by half-way and could not have been more impressive.

O’Brien said: ”Achilles of Troy was very green first time out at Naas, but he learned a lot from that and he has always been pretty quick.

“We will put him in both the Norfolk and Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and shuffle our options nearer the time, but it would not matter if he stayed at five furlongs or moved up to six.”

Richard Hannon felt that runner-up Party in the Park, the second favourite, was “still not quite there”, though neither he nor jockey Richard Hughes were making any excuses.

Hughes said:”Party in the Park would have won nine out of 10 maidens, but we bumped into one there. The winner is a rocket.”



Kevin Darley, riding Prince Of Light in the opener, was judged to have interfered with Dansili Dancer through careless riding inside the final furlong, having allowed his mount to drift left.

He was suspended on May 17 & 18.


Johnny Murtagh came third on Simply Perfect in the Stan James 1000 Guineas but was found to have interfered with Yaqeen and Fantasy Parkes two and a half furlongs out.

The stewards decided this was due to careless riding with Murtagh having allowed his mount to drift left. The jockey’s suspension is on May 17, 18 & 20.


Paul Hanagan, rider of the second Peace Offering, was judged to have interfered with Paradise Isle a furlong after the start when going across to the stands’ rail. He was suspended on May 22 & 23 because of careless riding.

Race Six The StansPoker.co.uk Pretty Polly Stakes

RACE 6: The StansPoker.co.uk Pretty Polly Stakes


ED DUNLOP can dream that he might have another Ouija Board on his hands after Dalvina raced to success in the StansPoker.co.uk Pretty Polly Stakes.

The great mare, who was retired at the end of last year, won the same mile-and-a-quarter Listed race before triumphing in the Vodafone Oaks.

Dalvina has a mighty long way to go before she attains similar legendary status but the signs were positive as she despatched her field by six lengths - the same margin that Ouija Board won by in 2004.

Trainer Ed Dunlop said: “She is a filly that we have always liked and I’m pleased. She was late maturing so we didn’t get her ready in time for the turf last year.She was one filly that we had high hopes for this year.

“They tell me that she has won today by the same distance as Ouija Board did and we will now consider the same route and take her to Epsom.

“She will improve and hasn’t quite come in her coat but she has the most fantastic temperament.

“Jamie (Spencer) said ‘You’ll have to shoot me to get me off her at Epsom!’.”


Sudoor, who had finished 12 lengths behind subsequent Stan James 1000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo when they clashed in the Rockfel Stakes here on Champions’ Day last autumn, had a rear view of another above-average filly in Dalvina when beaten six lengths in the StansPoker.co.uk Pretty Polly Stakes.

However, John Dunlop, taking an admiring glance across at his son Ed’s runaway winner, was still pleased with Sudoor’s effort.

He said: ”Though by Fantastic Light, Sudoor has a lot of speed on the dam’s side of her pedigree, so she is not certain to stay further, but we think it might be worth trying her over a mile and a half and we might consider the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, which has been a lucky race for us in the past.”

Race Seven The Stan James Telebetting Handicap


Successful on the all-weather at Southwell and Wolverhampton, Regal Parade kept his unbeaten record when making a winning debut on the turf in the Stan James Telebetting Handicap, in which he got home by two lengths from Miss Lucifer.

Mark Johnston, who trains Regal Parade, said: ”He is still green, but he improves with every race and now we might have to take him to Ascot for the Britannia Handicap.

“We are always keen to have as many runners as possible at the Royal meeting, and Boscobel and Serengeti could also represent Sheikh Mohammed at Ascot.”


Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser has no regrets about keeping the taps turned off for the Stan James 1000 Guineas, despite the fact that forecasters predict no more than a millimetre of rain before racing today.

Prosser, who received plenty of complements for producing super ground on the opening day, said: “The track rode well yesterday and, judged by the times, it was on the better side of good to firm.

“Obviously, the winning time was fast for the Stan James 2000 Guineas, but that was hardly a surprise in view of the quality of the opposition and the fact that they went an end-to-end gallop.

“The going stick reads 9.9, which is smack in the middle of Good to Firm, and, though it will have dried out overnight, there is a great covering of grass and it is still a lovely racing surface.

“There ought to be no excuses for any horses. Those who like fast ground will revel on it, but the soft ground performers will not be inconvenienced either as there is no jar whatsoever.”

Prosser added that there was a slight chance of drizzle between 11.30am and 2pm, but that it was then forecast to brighten up.


Neil Morrice, Press Officer for Stan James, reports “significant support” for both Admiral’s Cruise and Linda’s Lad in the Group Two StanJamesUK.com Jockey Club Stakes (2.30pm), which the bookmakers also sponsor at Newmarket today.

Morrice said: “Punters seem to be taking the view that it could be a tactical affair, with no pace and, while Papal Bull (15-8) and Sixties Icon (9-4) have both been very weak, there has been solid money for Admiral’s Cruise, who is now 5-1 from 11-2, and also Linda’s Lad, who has been clipped a point to 13-2.”

Stan James have also seen money for Pinpoint in the StanJamesUK.com Suffolk Handicap (1.55pm), with Walter Swinburn’s Newbury Spring Cup winner being shaved to 4-1 from 9-2, and, while the Stan James 1000 Guineas market has been relatively quiet this morning, they have seen each-way support for both Kaseema (16-1 from 20-1) and Theann (20-1 from 33-1).

Paddy Power, who have also cut Pinpoint to 4-1 for the opener, have been inundated with enquiries for Dansili Dancer in the same race, Clive Cox’s gelding being cut to 7-1 from 10-1, with Hills (15-2 from 10-1) and Ladbrokes (7-1 from 8-1) mirroring the move.



GEOFF Huffer this morning reported that his Stan James 2000 Guineas hero Cockney Rebel was in fine fettle after his thrilling Classic display at the NatWest Rowley Mile.

The Val Royal colt recorded a brilliant one and a half length triumph from Vital Equine yesterday in the first domestic Classic of the year at Newmarket.

Huffer said: “He is absolutely 100 per cent fine. He has eaten up and is in top class form.

“He only lost five kilos and you would not know that he has been in a race.”

A night of reflection did nothing to change Huffer’s mind about Cockney Rebel’s next port of call.

The Grange House Stables trainer confirmed that the St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1 over a mile at Royal Ascot on June 19) was the next target, rather than the Irish 2,000 Guineas.

Huffer said: “We haven’t got anything to prove in Guineas any more. I rate the English 2000 Guineas as the best and we’ve beaten them in that.”

Cockney Rebel’s connections were seen celebrating with the trophy in an establishment on Newmarket High Street but it wasn’t a major knees-up.

Huffer added: “We had a few jars but it wasn’t a late night. We have a lot of work to do today. But we are going to have a stable party next week.”

STAN JAMES 2000 GUINEAS - Reaction


“On board, Olivier Peslier produced a tactical masterpiece...he had sat on the horse for the first time in the paddock.”

“The resourceful Huffer has spent more times picking himself up from the canvas than a battered old pro fighter.”

“There are all sorts of reasons to stick at the racing game. Believing a Classic horse is around the corner is one of the best of them.”
BROUGH SCOTT, Sunday Telegraph

“Surrounded by well-wishers and by friends of Cockney Rebel’s owner Phil Cunningham, it looked as though Huffer and pals were ready to launch into a lorryload of booze in celebration.”

“Cockney Rebel topped the charts again yesterday after the Geoff Huffer-trained colt caused a 25-1 upset in the Stan James 2000 Guineas.”

“‘ I have lived a life and I have lived it all again in two minutes there’ “ said (Steve) Harley, who gave the colt’s owner Phil Cunningham permission to use the name.”
PATRICK WEAVER, Daily Star Sunday

“Harley might not own a hair of the 25-1 winner but it did not matter a hoot to the old rocker.”
CHRIS GOULDING, Sunday Express.


1.55pm The StanJamesUK.com Suffolk Stakes
No 8 Chantaco (Vet Cert)
No 13 Vacation (ground)

3.10pm The Stan James 1000 Guineas
No 3 Bicoastal (Ground)
No 14 Sander Camillo (Vet Cert)

Trainer Jeremy Noseda told the PA this morning: “Sander Camillo is in season and we have decided that as she has not come out of season she will not run.”

4.20pm The Stan James Maiden Stakes
No 4 Ballycroy Boy (vet certificate)
No 11 Una Auroraborealis (Vet Cert)

4.55pm The StansPoker.co.uk Pretty Polly Stakes
No 3 Dance of Light (Ground)


Class 2, £50,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 1m 1f. 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) SUPASEUS (Ben & Sir Martin Arbib) Hughie Morrison 4-8-10 John Egan [10] 10/1
2) PINPOINT (Full Circle) Walter Swinburn 5-9-10 Adam Kirby [13] 100/30 Fav
3) NIGHT CRESCENDO (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 4-8-08 Michael Kinane [1] 12/1
4) INSTRUCTOR (Yorkshire Racing Club Owners Group 1990) Richard Fahey 6-8-01 Paul Hanagan [8] 33/1
5) ACE OF HEARTS (Archangels 1) Chris Wall 8-8-13 Eddie Ahern [15]
6) LANGFORD (Marlborough Electronics) Mark Tompkins 7-8-01 Jimmy Quinn [6]
7) PRINCE OF LIGHT (Claire Riordan & Kieran Coughlan) Mark Johnston 4-9-08 Kevin Darley [12]
8) FORTUNATE ISLE (The First Team) Richard Fahey 5-8-01 Jamie Mackay [2]
9) YARQUS (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 4-8-10 Richard Hughes [5]
10) PERSIAN EXPRESS (D M James) Barry Hills 4-8-07 Michael Hills [16]
11) DANSILI DANCER (The Troupers) Clive Cox 5-9-04 Kerrin McEvoy [3]
12) ROYAL OATH (Willaim Farish & William Farish Jnr) John Gosden 4-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [18]
13) ROCAMADOUR (Salem Suhail) Mick Channon 5-8-13 Darryll Holland [4]
14) EMERALD BAY (Clarke Boon) Ian Semple 5-7-12 Duran Fentiman (5) [9]
15) BLACKTOFT (Chris Watkins & David Reynolds) Stuart Williams e/s 4-7-07 William Buick (5) [7]
16) CHARLIE COOL (Bill Gredley) William Haggas 4-9-10 Jamie Spencer [14]

16 ran
Non-Runner: Chantaco (Vet’s Certificate), Vacation (Going)
Time: 1m 49.10s Distances: sh, 3, .5, sh, sh, sh, 1.5, 1.25, .5, hd, 1.5, 6, .75, 24, dist
Breeder: Arbib Bloodstock Partnership
Breeding: b g Spinning World (USA) - Supamova (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA))
Tote Win: £11.70 Places: £2.90; £1.60; £3.30; £6.30 Exacta: £74.90

Winning Trainer:-Name: Morrison, Hughie Date of Birth: 7/11/60 Based: East Illsley, Berkshire Date of First Licence: 1997. Had five point-to-point wins and previously assistant to Paul Cole for two years. Major Jumps Wins: William Hill National Hunt Chase (2002 Frenchman’s Creek), Ladbroke Hurdle (2001 Marble Arch) Major Flat Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2005 Pastoral Pursuits - first Group One winner), City & Suburban Handicap (2002 Salim Toto), Vodafone Rated Stakes (2002 Salim Toto), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint (2004 Baltic King), Prix Kergorlay (2005 Alcazar), Prix Royal Oak (2005 Alcazar), Sagaro Stakes (2003, 2005 Alcazar), Sirenia Stakes (2003 Pastoral Pursuits) Wins on Flat 2002-06: 28; 46; 34; 43; 46 Horses in training (2003-2007): 65; 73; 92; 76; 84 Wins in 2007: 16

Winning jockey: John Egan Date Of birth: 24/5/68 Date & Place of first winner: Celtic Match, Mallow, August 1984 Big Race Wins Include: Irish 2000 Guineas (2003 Indian Haven), Ayr Gold Cup (1998 Always Alight), Tote International (2002 Crystal Castle), William Hill Trophy (2003 Dazzling Bay), Sovereign Stakes (2004 Norse Dancer), Darley July Cup (2005 Pastoral Pursuits, 2006 Les Arcs), Ebor Handicap (2006 Mudawin), Earl Of Sefton Stakes (2005 Norse Dancer), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2005 Lochbuie), Champagne Stakes (2005 Close To You (dht Silent Times)), Chester Cup (2006 Admiral) Wins (1995-2006): 9, 36, 63, 46, 70, 43, -, 31, 61, 63, 105; 92 Wins in 2007: 20

2.30pm StanJamesUK.com JOCKEY CLUB STAKES
Class 1, Group 2, £90,000 guaranteed. For 4yo+, 1m 4f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: after May 31, 2006, a winner of a Group 2 race of one mile or over 3lb; of a Group 1 race or one mile or over 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £51,102; 2nd: £19,368; 3rd: £9,693; 4th: £4,833; 5th: £2,421

1) SIXTIES ICON (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-03 Frankie Dettori [2] 5/2
2) ADMIRAL'S CRUISE (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan b5-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [4] 4/1
3) MIGHTY (Franconson Partners & Vanessa Church) Jane Chapple-Hyam 4-8-12 John Egan [1]
4) PAPAL BULL (Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Kerrin McEvoy [5] 9/4 Fav
5) LINDA'S LAD (Sean Mulryan) Andre Fabre FR 4-8-12 Sylvan Pasquier [3]

5 ran
Time: 2m 33.52s Distances: 3, nk, 2.5, nk
Breeder: Lordship Stud
Breeding: Galileo (IRE) - Love Divine (Diesis)
Tote Win: £2.90 Places: £2.00; £2.30 Exacta: £12.90

Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years), John Gosden (5 years) and Godolphin (2 years). Trained for a while in America before returning to Britain. Horses in training (1998-2007): 48: 78: 66: 70: 71: 67: 81: 91: 114; 117 Wins in a season (1997-2006): 0,18,39,40,37,43,37,34, 47; 46 Wins in 2007: 5 British Classic Wins: (1) Ladbrokes St Leger (2006 Sixties Icon) Major wins: Irish 2000 Guineas (2006 Araafa); Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain - 2006 Sander Camillo); Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie) Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy), Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow Park), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis), Challenge Stakes (2003 Just James), Gimcrack Stakes (2003 Balmont), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Musidora Stakes (2000 Kalypso Katie), Sussex Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Jockey Club Stakes (2007 Sixties Icon)

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) First Success: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (11) Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2007 Sixties Icon), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Other major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera); Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara); Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Wins 1987-2006: 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2007: 6

Class 1, Group 1, £350,000 guaranteed. For 3yo fillies, 1m. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £198,730; 2nd: £75,320; 3rd: £37,695; 4th: £18,795; 5th: £9,415; 6th: £4,725

1) FINSCEAL BEO (Michael Ryan) Jin Bolger IRE 3-9-00 Kevin Manning [8] 5/4 Fav
2) ARCH SWING (Pat Garvey) John Oxx IRE 3-9-00 Michael Kinane [19] 10/1
3) SIMPLY PERFECT (Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [10] 9/1
4) TREAT (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXXVI) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [14]
5) INDIAN INK (Raymond Tooth) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [13]
6) YAQEEN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-00 Richard Hills [3]
7) SCARLET RUNNER (Nicholas Jones) John Dunlop 3-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [9]
8) PUGGY (Investment Ab Rustiningen) Roy Kvisla 3-9-00 Sylvan Pasquier [5]
9) SATULAGI (Fitri Hay) Stan Moore 3-9-00 Stephen Donohoe [1]
10) THEANN (Evie Stockwell) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [12]
11) CARTIMANDUA (Fiona Williams) Ed McMahon 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [2]
12) SWEET LILLY (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [21]
13) VITAL STATISTICS (Setsquare Recruitment) David Elsworth 3-9-00 Kevin Darley [22]
14) PRINCESS VALERINA (G J Hicks) Barry Hills 3-9-00 Michael Hills [18]
15) BARSHIBA (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3-9-00 John Egan [15]
16) DARRFONAH (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain b1 3-9-00 Christophe Lemaire [23]
17) FANTASY PARKES (Joseph Heler) Kevin Ryan 3-9-00 Neil Callan [4]
18) MISS BEATRIX (Bill Durkan) Kevin Prendergast IRE 3-9-00 Declan McDonogh [7]
19) KASEEMA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Martin Dwyer [17]
20) BLUE ROCKET (Willie McKay, Joey Barton, Trevor Sinclair) Tim Pitt 3-9-00 Olivier Peslier [11]
21) SELINKA (Robert Barnett) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Eddie Ahern [16]

21 ran Non-Runners: Sander Camillo (Vet’s Certificate), Bicoastal (Ground)
Time: 1m 34.94s (Race Record)
Distances: 2.5, 1.25, 1.5, nk, 1, .5, 1, .75, 1, 1.75, 3.5, 2.5, 2.5, 1.5, nk, 2.5 , .5, 2.5, nk, 1.25
Breeder: Rathbarry Stud
Breeding: ch f Mr Greeley (USA) - Musical Treat (IRE) (Royal Academy (USA))
Tote Win: £3.10 Places: £2.00; £2.80; £3.70 Exacta: £18.20
Trainer:- Name: Bolger, Jim (James) Born: County Wexford, December 25, 1941 Based: Glebe House, Coolcullen, Co. Carlow, Ireland First Winner: Peaceful Pleasure, Roscommon, September 20, 1976 English Classic Winners (2): Vodafone Oaks (1991 Jet Ski Lady); Stan James 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo) Other Major Wins: Irish Derby (1992 St. Jovite), Irish Oaks (1983 Give Thanks; 2002Margarula), Anglesey Stakes (1991 St Jovite); Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Craven Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2006 Teofilo), Debutante Stakes (2006 Gaudeamus); Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (1992 St Jovite); Futurity Stakes (1991 StJovite, 2006 Teofilo); King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1992 St Jovite); Meld Stakes (2006 Heliostatic); National Stakes (2006 Teofilo); Prix de l’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun); Prix Marcel Boussac (2006 Finsceal Beo); Rockfel Stakes (2006 Finsceal Beo); Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1986 Park Express, 2005 Alexander Goldrun) Wins in UK 2007: 1

Winning jockey:-Name: Manning, Kevin James Born: March 7, 1967 Based: Blackmiller Hill, Kildare, Ireland First Winner: Keynes (The Curragh, 1983) English Classic Winners (1): Stan James 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo)Big Race Wins: Irish Oaks (2002 Margarula); Ballycorus Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Ballysax Stakes (2006 Rhythm N’ Roots), Brownstown Stakes (2004 Tropical Lady), Concorde Stakes (2002 Marionnaud), Craven Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2006 Teofilo), Debutante Stakes (2006 Gaudeamus), Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Meld Stakes (2005 Tropical Lady, 2006 Heliostatic), Minstrel Stakes (2003 Avorado), Nassau Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun), Phoenix Stakes (1994 Eva Luna), Pretty Polly Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun), Prix de l’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Prix Marcel Boussac (2006 Finsceal Beo), Railway Stakes (1994 Eva Luna, 2004 Democratic Deficit), Rockfel Stakes (2006 Finsceal Beo); Round Tower Stakes (2005 Abigail Pett), Royal Whip Stakes (205 Tropical Lady) Wins in UK 2007: 1


Class 1, Group 3, £50,000 guaranteed. For 3yo +, 5f. Weights:3yo colts & geldings 8st 4lb; fillies 8st 1lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb. Penalties: after May 31, 2006, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 6lb; 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) TAX FREE (Ian Hewitson) David Nicholls 5-8-13 Adrian Nicholls [4] 11/8 Fav
2) PEACE OFFERING (Lady O’Reilly) David Nicholls 7-8-13 Paul Hanagan [9] 14/1
3) BOND CITY (Reg Bond) Geoff Oldroyd 5-8-13 Frankie Dettori [8] 9/1
4) PRESTO SHINKO (Major Tony Everett) Richard Hannon p6-9-02 Richard Hughes [6]
5) CELTIC MILL (Peter Asquith) David Barker 9-8-13 Neil Callan [7]
6) TABARET (T L Adams) Richard Whitaker 4-8-13 Dean McKeown [5]
7) BONUS (The Bonus Partnership) Gerard Butler t7-8-13 Nicky Mackay [1]
8) PARADISE ISLE (The Equema Partnership) Chris Wall 6-8-10 Kevin Darley [3]
9) ANGUS NEWZ (J G Dooley) Mick Quinn v4-8-10 Franny Norton [2]
10) BINIOU (Dasmal, Stennett, Rix, Barr, Mrs Penney) Robert Cowell 4-8-13 Eddie Ahern [10]

10 ran
Time: 58.29 Distances: sh, .5, .75, .75, .75, 5, nk, nk, 4
Breeder: Denis & Teresa Bergin
Breeding: b g Tagula (IRE) - Grandel (Owington)
Tote Win: £2.10 Places: £1.20; £5.30; £2.00 Exacta: £30.00

Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Trains at Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire Horses in training (1996-2006): 37:45: 45: 46: 58:78:74:82:82:84: 94 Wins in a season (1993-2006): 0: 21: 26: 30: 44: 50: 75: 73: 47: 65: 65: 55: 67:59 Wins in 2007: 22 Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children. Son Adrian rides for the stable Major wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent, 2002 & 2004 Funfair Wane), Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), King George Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak (dh with Coastal Bluff), 2004 Bahamian Pirate), Phoenix Sprint Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Prix du Gros-Chene (2006 Moss Vale), Sporting Index Starlit Stakes (2006 Tax Free), Stewards’ Cup (2000 Tayseer, 2005 Gift Horse), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), William Hill Trophy (1999 Pepperdine, 2005 Tax Free), Greenland Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Stan James Palace House Stakes (2007 Tax Free)

Winning jockey:-Name: Nicholls, Adrian Born: July 16, 1981 Based: Thirsk, North Yorks Background: Stable jockey to his father, Dandy Nicholls First winner: Fancy A Fortune, Thirsk, August 1, 1997 Big Race Wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2002 Funfair Wane), Vodafone “Dash” (2002 Rudi’s Pet), Audi Stakes -Registered as King George Stakes (2005 Fire Up The Band), Molecomb Stakes (2005 Strike Up The Band), Sporting Index Starlit Stakes (2006 Tax Free), William Hill Trophy (2005 Tax Free), Stan James Palace House Stakes (2007 Tax Free) Wins 2000-2006: 39; 23; 24; 32; 23; 55; 32 Wins In 2007: 19


Class 2, £15,000 guaranteed. For 2yo, 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,715.50; 2nd: £2,890; 3rd: £1,444.50; 4th: £721.50; 5th: £1,345; 6th: £675

1) ACHILLES OF TROY (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-03 Christophe Soumillon [5] 7/4 Fav
2) PARTY IN THE PARK (Sarah Whent, Ron Gander & Betty Burchett) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Richard Hughes [6] 11/4
3) MANSII (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-9-03 Eddie Ahern [2] 12/1
4) MAJOR WILLY (The Stand At Ease Partnership) William Jarvis 2-9-03 Kerrin McEvoy [3]
5) KINOUT (B T McDonald) Kevin Ryan 2-9-03 Neil Callan [7]
6) AMERICAN ART (Matthew Green & T Hyde) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Michael Hills [4]
7) ARAB LEAGUE (Sheikh Mohammed) Mark Johnston 2-9-03 Kevin Darley [11]
8) BLACK DUKE (W P Flynn) Mick Quinlan 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [8]
9) PATSYMARTIN (Thomas Gilligan) John Ryan 2-9-03 Brett Doyle [10]

9 ran Non-Runners: Una Auroaraborealis (Vet’s Certificate), Ballycroy Boy (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 59.14s Distances: 5, .5, .75, 1.5, 7, 10, .75, 5
Breeder: Gigginstown House Stud
Breeding: b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Twice The Ease (Green Desert (USA))
Tote Win: £2.40 Places: £1.60; £1.60; £2.90 Exacta: £5.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Anne-Marie Crowley O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (10) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters),Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (12) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova) Other major wins include: Vodafone Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti), Dante Stakes (1998 Saratoga Springs), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar), Dee Stakes (2005 Gypsy King), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2001 Galileo), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1996 Desert King; 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Royal Lodge Stakes (2006 Admiralofthefleet), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova) Wins in Britain 2000-2006: 10; 20 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 10 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 6; 4; 20; 11 Wins in 2007 (In Britain): 1

Winning jockey:-Name: Soumillon, Christophe Born: June 4, 1981 Background: A Belgian-born former champion apprentice of France in 1999, having ridden his first winner two years’ earlier. Son of a retired jump jockey, Soumillon was apprenticed to Cedric Boutin. He attended the famous Moulin a Vent school (French apprentice academy) at Chantilly, where so many top jockeys began their profession. Appointed as second jockey to Andre Fabre, with Olivier Peslier as the number one, in 1999. Gained a five-timer at Saint-Cloud on May 1, 2000. Became retained jockey for the Aga Khan in France in October, 2001, succeeding Gerald Mosse who left the position to concentrate on riding in Hong Kong. This new position meant that he became first jockey to trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre, the Aga Khan’s trainer in France. French Classic Wins: Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2001 Vahorimix, 2003 Clodovil), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2003 Musical Chimes), Prix du Jockey Club (2001 Anabaa Blue, 2003 Dalakhani, 2006 Darsi), Other Major wins include: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2003 Dalakhani), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2005 Shirocco), Coronation Cup (2006 Shirocco), Dubai Duty Free (2002 Terre A Terre), Gran Premio di Milano (2006 Shamdala), Grand Prix de Paris (2002 Khalkevi), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2001 Mirio), Jockey Club Stakes (2006 Shirocco), Oaks d’Italia (2006 Dionisia), Prix d’Astarte (2006 Mandesha); Prix de Fontainebleau (2000 Berine’s Son), Prix de la Nonette (2002 Pearly Shells), Prix de l’Opera (2001 Terre A Terre, 2006 Mandesha), Prix du Muguet (2000 Dansili), Prix Foy (2006 Shirocco), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix Lupin (2003 Dalakhani), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2003 Porlezza), Prix Niel (2006 Rail Link), Prix Vermeille (2002 Pearly Shells, 2006 Mandesha) Wins in Britain in 2007: 1


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Class 1, Listed Race, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo fillies which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race, 1m 2f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class 2 race of 7f or more 3lb; of a Listed race of 7f or more 5lb; of a Group 3 race of 7f or more 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £17,034; 2nd: £6,456; 3rd: £3,231; 4th: £1,611; 5th: £807; 6th: £405

1) DALVINA (St Albans Bloodstock Llp) Ed Dunlop 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer [8] 5/2 Jt Fav
2) SUDOOR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-9-03 Richard Hills [1] 5/2 Jt Fav
3) LA SPEZIA (Mark Dixon & Luke Lillingston) Michael Bell 3-8-12 Hayley Turner [3]
4) LOULWA (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imid Al Sagar) Jeremy Noseda t3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [4]
5) FIUMICINO (Mrs T G Trant) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Darryll Holland [5]
6) FASCINATIN RHYTHM (W A Harrison-Allan) Vince Smith 3-8-12 Kevin Darley [7]
7) SILK DRESS (James Kelly) John Murphy IRE 3-8-12 Richard Hughes [2]

7 ran Non-Runner: Dance Of Light (Ground)
Time: 2m 03.27s Distances: 6, 1.25, 5, 2.5, 3.5, dist
Breeder: Normandie Stud Ltd
Breeding: ch f Grand Lodge (USA) - Foodbroker Fancy (IRE) (Halling (USA))
Tote Win: £3.00 Places: £2.50; £2.10 Exacta: £9.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68.Date of first licence:October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) First British Classic winner: Vodafone Oaks (2004 Ouija Board) Wins in a season (1994 (Part season only)-2006: 1; 17; 22; 27; 35; 67; 53; 74; 32; 50; 49; 45; 56 Horses in training (1995-2007): 69; 63; 84; 108; 105; 131; 128; 154; 141; 115; 123; 119; 130 Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2004 & 2006 Ouija Board), Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), 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, 2004 Ouija Board), Lennox Stakes (2005 Court Masterpiece), Prix de la Foret (2005 Court Masterpiece), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani), Tote International (2004 Court Masterpiece); Princess Royal John Doyle Stakes (2004 Ouija Board), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Stan James Pretty Polly Stakes (2004 Ouija Board, 2007 Dalvina) Wins in 2007: 14

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season. First jockey since 1885 to complete the Autumn Double (2006 Formal Decree and Detroit City) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Cesarewitch (2006 Detroit City), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Matron Stakes (Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Prix de l’Abbaye (2006 Desert Lord), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), totesport Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree) Wins in Britain (1998-2006): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180* (*Champion Jockey), 155 Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain Wins in Britain in 2007: 46


Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo Rated 0-100, 7f. 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) REGAL PARADE (Sheikh Mohammed) Mark Johnston 3-8-11 Kevin Darley [1] 4/1 Jt Fav
2) MISS LUCIFER (Gainsborough) Barry Hills 3-8-10 Michael Hills [2] 5/1
3) FURNACE (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXXV) Michael Bell 3-9-01 Jamie Spencer [3] 4/1 Jt Fav
4) HAZZARD COUNTY (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock 3-8-04 Martin Dwyer [7]
5) AAHAYSON (Philip Richards) Karl Burke 3-9-01 Pat Cosgrave [9]
6) LUNCES LAD (Jon & Julia Aisbitt) Mick Channon 3-8-09 Darryll Holland [6]
7) WHAZZIS (Bill Gredley & The Hon Mrs Peter Stanley) William Haggas 3-8-10 Kerrin McEvoy [10]
8) MUBAASHIR (Atiq Ejtebi) Ed Dunlop 3-9-04 Stephen Donohoe [5]
9) DON'T PANIC (A B S Webb) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-9-01 Eddie Ahern [4]
10) APOLLO FIVE (West Ilsley Racing) Denis Coakley 3-8-03 William Buick (5) [8]

10 ran
Time: 1m 24.10s Distances: 2, .5, hd, nk, 1.5, 4, .5, 15, 4
Breeder: Highclere Stud & Harry Herbert
Breeding: ch g Pivotal - Model Queen (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))
Tote Win: £4.10 Places: £2.20; £1.90; £1.80 Exacta: £14.30

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: 49 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: Darley, Kevin Paul. Born: Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 5/8/60 Apprenticeship: 1976, with Reg Hollinshead. First winner: Dust Up (Haydock 5/8/77) Classic Wins (2): St Leger (2002 Bollin Eric); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium, 2002 Love Everlasting), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2004 Attraction), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak, 2006 Reverence), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic) Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Princess Of Wales’s wbx.com Stakes (2006 Soapy Danger), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Prix de l’Opera (2005 Kinnaird), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2002 Where Or When), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing, 2001 High Chaparral), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Betfred Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2006 Reverence), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction, 2005 Peeress),Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) Wins 1991-2006: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 119; 155*; 162; 113; 125; 85; 100; 75 Wins in 2007: 11 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000

1st 2nd 3rd
Mark Johnston 2 2 -
John Dunlop 2 1 -
David Nicholls 1 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE 1 1 -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - 1
Jim Bolger IRE 1 - -
Ed Dunlop 1 - -
David Elsworth 1 - -
Geoff Huffer 1 - -
Eve Johnson Houghton 1 - -
Hughie Morrison 1 - -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 - -
Richard Hannon - 1 1
Barry Hills - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Brian Meehan - 1 -
Eoghan O’Neill - 1 -
John Oxx IRE - 1 -
Kevin Ryan - 1 -
Walter Swinburn - 1 -
Mark Tompkins - 1 -
Michael Bell - - 2
Clive Brittain - - 1
Neville Callaghan - - 1
Mick Channon - - 1
Jayne Chapple-Hyam - - 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - - 1
Paul Cole - - 1
Stan Moore - - 1
Geoff Oldroyd - - 1
Amanda Perrett - - 1
Saeed bin Suroor - - 1

1st 2nd 3rd
Kerrin McEvoy 2 - -
Richard Hills 1 2 -
Michael Kinane 1 1 1
Kevin Darley 1 1 -
Christophe Soumillon 1 1 -
Frankie Dettori 1 - 3
Eddie Ahern 1 - 1
John Egan 1 - 1
Jamie Spencer 1 - 1
Greg Fairley 1 - -
Kevin Manning 1 - -
Adrian Nicholls 1 - -
Olivier Peslier 1 - -
Paul Hanagan - 2 -
Michael Hills - 2 -
Jimmy Fortune - 1 1
Richard Hughes - 1 1
Neil Callan - 1 -
Chris Catlin - 1 -
Adam Kirby - 1 -
Hugh Bowman - - 1
Jose De Souza - - 1
Johnny Murtagh - - 1
Jimmy Quinn - - 1
Hayley Turner - - 1

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