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Sunday, May 6, 2012

 QIPCO GUINEAS FESTIVAL 2012, NEWMARKET

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QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 6
 
GROUND REMAINS GOOD TO SOFT BEFORE RACING
 
Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing at Newmarket Racecourses, has left the going description at 
 
GOOD TO SOFT.
 
He said: “Given the rainfall we have had in April and May, around six inches, the track has coped very well.
 
“The ground was a bit dead yesterday and the horses were finding it hard work at times. But I think the ground got better as the afternoon went on.
 
“I think the track has improved again since yesterday and the horses should get more assistance from it. The GoingStick readings suggest that as well, 7.4 today and 7.1 yesterday.
 
“I have left the going description at Good To Soft but I think the times of the races will be slightly better. 
 
“There has not been a significant amount of rain today and the forecast suggests drier weather.”
 
GoingStick Readings At 10am 
Overall
7.4 
Straight Course
Stands’ Side 7.3 
Centre 7.3
Far Side 7.4
 
Stalls’ Position On The Stands’ Side Course
Qipco 1000 Guineas - Centre
12f races - Far Side
Remainder - Stands’ Side
 
The re-positioning of the bend has increased the distance of the 12-furlong races by 12 metres.
 
GOING NEWS AT 10AM
 
The going remains at GOOD TO SOFT 
but may be changed before racing to reflect the fact the course is continuing to dry out.
 
Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing at Newmarket Racecourses, said: “It was dry overnight and the overall GoingStick reading at 10am this morning came in at 7.4 as against 7.1 at 10.30am yesterday.
 
“There was no grass frost and very little dew and the Rowley Mile course is continuing to dry out.
 
“I expect the course to rider faster today, with the ground not as dead as it was yesterday.”
 
Prosser will walk the course again after 11am.
 
MAYBE TIMEFORM TOP-RATED IN ABOVE AVERAGE QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS
 
Timeform are of the opinion that today’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas is a strong renewal, with the first three in their ratings all having shown form good enough to win or go very close in an average renewal.
 
Timeform’s Flat Editor David Johnson commented: “Maybe sets the standard from her unbeaten juvenile campaign and a reproduction of her Moyglare success would have won four of the last five 1000 Guineas, but it’s a moot point whether her form is far enough in advance of her rivals to justify her being such a short price.
 
“She is only 1lb clear of Discourse, who didn’t get the chance to showcase her ability in Group One company last autumn because of injury, whilst Moonstone Magic has quickly emerged on the scene this spring with two impressive wide-margin wins and will relish the likely testing ground at Newmarket.”
 
Timeform QIPCO 1000 Guineas Ratings
 
131p     MAYBE (IRE)                 
130p     DISCOURSE (USA)        
130       MOONSTONE MAGIC        
128p     LYRIC OF LIGHT
127       LIGHTENING PEARL (IRE)      
124       LA COLLINA (IRE)            
123+     MASHOORA (IRE)           
123       SUNDAY TIMES                                                
120       HOMECOMING QUEEN (IRE)
119       GRAY PEARL                   
118       RADIO GAGA                 
118       NAYARRA (IRE)             
117p     LAUGH OUT LOUD       
117p     ALLA SPERANZA           
116p     STARSCOPE                   
116       LILY'S ANGEL (IRE)          
110P     THE FUGUE                  
107p     DIALA (IRE)  
 
ADDITIONAL NON-RUNNER
 
3.50pm QATAR RACING HANDICAP
27   PRIMO LADY (Going)
NON-RUNNERS
 
2.05pm  QUIPCO SUPPORTING BRITISH RACING HANDICAP
5    LYRIC STREET (Going)
 
 
3.50pm QATAR RACING HANDICAP
8   WHAILEYY (Self Cert - lame)
9   KHAWATIM (Self Cert - lame)
 
 
4.25pm MAKFI FUTURE STARS MAIDEN
12  SMOOTHTALKINRASCAL (Vet’s Cert - sore shins)
 
 
5.00pm TWEENHILLS PRETTY POLLY STAKES
4   CUBANITA (Going)
 
 
5.35pm AL RAYAN HANDICAP
4   GOLD RALLY (Vet’s Cert - bad scope)
 
 
O'BRIEN GOING FOR A DOUBLE GUINEAS DOUBLE
 
If Aidan O’Brien, who won yesterday’s QIPCO 2,000 Guineas with Camelot, follows up in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas today with either Maybe or Homecoming Queen, he will achieve a Classic double that is rare in the modern era.
 
O’Brien himself was the last to achieve the feat, with Footstepsinthesand and Virginia  Waters in 2005. That was also the most recent year a jockey doubled up: Kieren Fallon rode both. Camelot’s rider Joseph O’Brien is on Maybe today.
 
Other trainers to have done so have been:
 
1967: Noel Murless with Royal Palace and Fleet
1942: Fred Darling with Big Game and Sun Chariot
1931: Fred Darling with Cameronian and Four Course
1905: Jack Robinson with Vedas and Cherry Lass
1902: Bob Sievier with Sceptre (won both races)
1885: John Porter with Paradox and Farewell
1879: Matt Dawson with Charibert and Wheel of Fortune
1875: Matt Dawson with Camballo and Spinaway
1868: Henry Woolcott with Formosa (won 1,000, dh 2,000)
1862: John Scott with The Marquis and Hurricane
1860: John Scott with The Wizard and Sagitta
1840: John Day with Crucifix (won both races)
1827: Robert Robson with Turcoman and Arab
1826: Robert Robson with Dervise and Problem
1822: Robert Robson with Pastille and Whizgig
1821: Robert Robson with Reginald and Zeal
1820: Robert Robson with Pindarrie and Rowena
1816: Dixon Boyce with Nectar and Rhoda
 
MAYBE (IRE) FACTFILE
 
b f Galileo (IRE)-Sumora (IRE) (Danehill (USA)
Form: 11111- Owners: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE
Jockey: Joseph O’Brien Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd
 
Maybe
Bred in County Limerick at Denis and Joan Brosnan’s Croom House Stud, Maybe was bought for 340,000 euros as a yearling by Coolmore at the 2010 Arqana August Yearling Sale in Deauville. Her family enjoyed another major pedigree update last year when Dancing Rain, a sibling to Maybe’s dam Sumora, won the Investec Oaks at Epsom. Sumora was sold for 2.4 million gns at Tattersalls in November to Coolmore. Maybe ran away with a six-furlong maiden at Naas on her debut on May 11 and captured the Listed Chesham Stakes over seven furlongs at Royal Ascot on her next start. She took seven-furlong the Group Three Silver Flash Stakes from La Collina at Leopardstown on July 14 before moving up in class to easily land the Group Two Keeneland Debutante Stakes, again over seven furlongs, at the Curragh on August 7. Three weeks later she returned to the Curragh to capture seven-furlong the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes by a length and three-quarters from Fire Lily. Stable companion Camelot made a winning reappearance in the first Classic of 2012, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket yesterday when the 15/8 favourite.  Race Record: Starts: 5; 1st: 5; 2nd: 0; 3rd: 0; Win & Place Prize Money: £229,657 
 
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier
Sue Magnier's dark blue silks are a common sight in Europe's top races and have been carried by several of the sport's true champions. Few in racing can boast better connections than Magnier, whose father, the late Vincent O'Brien, was arguably the greatest trainer of the 20th Century and saddled six Derby winners. Her brother David O'Brien also saddled a Derby winner, while another brother, Charles O'Brien, is a successful trainer. She is married to John Magnier, one of the most powerful men in the bloodstock world as owner of the global Coolmore breeding empire. In the 1970s, John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a County Cork dairy farmer and stud owner, teamed up with Robert Sangster and Vincent O'Brien to buy potential stallions as yearlings. They enjoyed great success, counting Alleged, Be My Guest, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler's Wells and Storm Bird amongst those they bought. Magnier, a former Irish senator who owns the magnificent Ballydoyle training establishment, eventually bought out his partners at Coolmore, which has huge offshoots in Australia and the USA. His fortune was estimated at £507 million in the 2012 Times Rich List. His myriad of other business interests include investment in the Barchester chain of nursing homes, a stake in British pub group Mitchells & Butlers, a property portfolio, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and Global Radio, founded by Michael Tabor's son Ashley. He and top jump owner J P McManus held a 28.7% stake in Manchester United, which they sold to US tycoon Malcolm Glazer in 2005. Sue Magnier, along with Michael Tabor and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, in whose colours he ran, owned the brilliant champion miler Rock Of Gibraltar, who set a new European record of seven consecutive Group One victories in 2001/02. Magnier's colours were carried to an unprecedented four successive triumphs in the Ascot Gold Cup aboard the great Yeats between 2006 and 2009. Other champions to sport the dark blue include Galileo, King Of Kings, Hawk Wing, Giant's Causeway, Imagine, George Washington, Duke Of Marmalade, Dylan Thomas, Henrythenavigator and Rip Van Winkle. Last season, Magnier's dark blue silks were carried to victory in the Investec Derby with Pour Moi the Irish 2,000 Guineas with Roderic O'Connor and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf with Wrote. Michael Tabor's silks are blue with orange disc, blue and orange striped sleeves and cap. They first gained prominence aboard the Neville Callaghan-trained hurdler Royal Derbi, winner of the 1993 Irish Champion Hurdle and have since been carried to Group One success in Flat races around the globe. London-born and Monaco-based Tabor founded the Arthur Prince bookmaking firm and sold it for £28 million in 1995. That year, Thunder Gulch won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in his colours and at around that time he became a partner in many of the Coolmore horses. He spends a lot of his time in Barbados and was valued at £550 million in the 2012 Sunday Times Rich List. The best horses to carry his colours also include Montjeu, High Chaparral, Hurricane Run, Entrepreneur, Desert King, Johannesburg, Stravinsky, Starspangledbanner, Lillie Langry, Peeping Fawn and 2007 Belmont Stakes heroine Rags To Riches. Misty For Me wore Tabor's colours when successful in last season's Irish 1,000 Guineas while Maybe, winner of the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes, is a leading contender for today’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas. Derrick Smith is a former Ladbrokes trading director based in Barbados. He is also an investor in Barchester Healthcare and has made huge profits from currency trading. In 2012, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his wealth at £550 million. In 2004, he became a Coolmore investor and his purple silks with white seams, purple and white striped sleeves and purple cap have become a common sight atop such horses as last year's Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach, 2011 Breeders' Cup Turf and Investec Coronation Cup victor St Nicholas Abbey, Ascot Gold Cup victor Fame And Glory, Simply Perfect, Astronomer Royal, Mastercraftsman and the 2010 Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes winner Cape Blanco. Australian import So You Think, a five-time Group One winner down under, carried Smith’s colours and won the Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup, Group One Coral-Eclipse and Group One Irish Champion Stakes last year. The latest star is Camelot, winner of yesterday's QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Previous QIPCO 1000 Guineas winners: 2005 VIRGINIA WATERS (Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor)
 
Aidan O'Brien IRE
Born in County Wexford on October 16, 1969, one of six children of Stella and Denis O'Brien, Aidan Patrick O'Brien, who started out as an amateur rider and took the Irish amateur riders' title over jumps in 1993/94, has been nothing short of a training phenomenon. After a three-year spell with Jim Bolger, he became assistant to his now wife, Annemarie, and her father Joe Crowley, before taking over the reins when granted a licence to train himself in 1993. Wandering Thoughts was his first winner, taking a seven-furlong handicap at Tralee on June 7, 1993. His impact on the Flat was made with backing of the highest calibre in the shape of John Magnier and Coolmore, who offered O'Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the trainer's namesake, legendary Irish handler Vincent O'Brien (no relation), had enjoyed so much success. His first Group One winner came at the Curragh in 1996 when Desert King won the National Stakes. In 1997, in only his third season at the helm of the Tipperary yard, he confirmed his intentions on the Flat when winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. The following year, his first British Classic runner, King Of Kings, won the 2,000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day's 1,000 Guineas and went on to land the Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed thanks to the likes of Giant's Causeway (five successive Group Ones in 2000), Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches in 2001 that yielded 23 Group One successes headed by the Investec Derby at Epsom and the Irish Derby, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with Galileo. Other Classic glory came via Imagine (Irish 1,000 Guineas and Investec Oaks), Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Rose Gypsy (French 1,000 Guineas) and Milan (Ladbrokes St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O'Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division as Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders' Cup success in the 2001 Juvenile at Belmont Park. He was champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland in 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2008. In 2002 he enjoyed success with the remarkable Rock Of Gibraltar (the only horse to win seven European Group Ones in a row including the 2,000 Guineas) and also the dual Derby and Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral. His prowess on the Flat is matched by his achievements with jumpers, though he no longer trains under National Hunt Rules. He will forever be associated with Istabraq, winner of three Champion Hurdles. Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing gave O'Brien a 1-2 in the 2002 2000 Guineas while High Chaparral and Hawk Wing provided him with the first and second in the 2002 Investec Derby. The following season he sent out Yesterday to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Brian Boru triumphed at Doncaster in the Ladbrokes St Leger. O'Brien enjoyed further success with Hawk Wing in the Lockinge Stakes and High Chaparral in the Irish Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf in 2003. He had an incredible Classic double at Newmarket in the spring of 2005 when he won both the 2000 Guineas (Footstepsinthesand) and the 1000 Guineas (Virginia Waters), and added a third British Classic with Scorpion's success in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Oratorio captured the Coral-Eclipse Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes, and O'Brien also unleashed a raft of high-class two-year-olds, ending the season with the top-rated European juvenile colt (George Washington) and filly (Rumplestiltskin). George Washington captured the 2000 Guineas and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 2006, while Alexandrova took the Investec Oaks as well as the Irish and Yorkshire equivalents, and Dylan Thomas won the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes. O'Brien enjoyed further Classic success in 2007 with Soldier Of Fortune in the Irish Derby, Peeping Fawn in the Irish Oaks and Astronomer Royal in the French 2,000 Guineas, while Dylan Thomas collected the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. In 2008, O'Brien carried all before him winning six Classics - Henrythenavigator (Newmarket & Irish 2,000 Guineas), Halfway To Heaven (Irish 1,000 Guineas), Frozen Fire (Irish Derby) Moonstone (Irish Oaks) and Septimus (Irish St Leger) - as well as five Group One contests courtesy of Duke Of Marmalade, whose triumphs included the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Juddmonte International. O'Brien won the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2009 with Mastercraftsman, his ninth consecutive Irish Classic success. Other records to have fallen to O'Brien in 2009 included a record seventh victory in the Irish Derby with Fame And Glory and Yeats winning an unprecedented fourth Ascot Gold Cup. Two seasons ago Fame And Glory and crack sprinter Starspangledbanner each clinched two Group One wins, while Lillie Langtry, Rip Van Winkle and Zoffany triumphed in the top grade and Cape Blanco gave him an eighth Irish Derby success as well as winning the Irish Champion Stakes. Last  year started on a great note with Roderic O'Connor, ridden by O'Brien's then 17-year-old son Joseph, winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Misty For Me landing the fillies' equivalent a day later. Treasure Beach brought another Irish Derby while he also oversaw champion juvenile Camelot, winner of the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, and leading two-year-old filly Maybe, who captured the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes. Other 2011 highlights included when Australian superstar won the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and the Irish Champion Stakes. Fame And Glory won the Gold Cup at Ascot, while Cape Blanco won three Grade Ones in America, where Wrote and St Nicholas Abbey completed a double at the Breeders' Cup in November, respectively won the Juvenile Turf and Turf. Joseph is one of the O'Briens' four children. The trainer won his sixth QIPCO 2000 Guineas with Camelot yesterday at Newmarket, ridden by Joseph. He was the last trainer to win both Guineas in the same year (2005), thanks to Footstepsinthesand and Virginia Waters. With Joe Crowley, the couple have around 20 mares at Carriganog Stud in County Kilkenny and have enjoyed considerable success as breeders via the likes of Rock Of Gibraltar, Dewhurst Stakes winner Beethoven and dual Group Two winner King Torus.
QIPCO 1000 Guineas Record: 1998-2 Shahtoush; 1999-15 Sunspangled; 2000-8 Amethyst; 2001-3 Toroca; 2002-5 Quarter Moon; 2002-7 Lahinch; 2002-9 Maryinsky; 2002-15 Pietra Dura; 2003-8 Yesterday; 2003-15 L’Ancresse; 2004-12 Necklace; 2005-1 VIRGINIA WATERS; 2006-7 Rumplestiltskin; 2006-8 Race For The Stars; 2007-10 Theann; 2008-9 Kitty Matcham; 2008-10 Savethedanceforme; 2009-4 Heart Shaped; 2010-15 Devoted To You; 2011-2 Together; 2011-11 Misty For Me; 2011-15 Empowering
 
Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O'Brien is the eldest of Aidan and Annemarie O'Brien's four children and was born on May 23, 1993. Educated at Rockwell College near Cashel, he was an accomplished Pony Club rider, winning a bronze medal at the European Pony Championships in 2009. He began riding on the Flat as a 16-year-old on May 24, 2009, and rode his first winner four days later on Johann Zoffany (now named Muir), trained by his father, at Leopardstown on May 28. His career stepped up a gear in 2010 as he rode 39 winners and was joint champion apprentice in a three-way tie with Ben Curtis and Gary Carroll. He enjoyed a first Pattern race success on Beethoven, bred by his parents, in the Group Three Desmond Stakes in August, 2010. Last year he had a first Classic success on Roderic O'Connor in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and finished fourth in the Investec Derby and third in the Irish Derby on Memphis Tennessee. He added a further Group One victory to his CV when Maybe landed the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on August 28 and was aboard Camelot when winning the Racing Post trophy at Doncaster in October. He also landed the Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in November on St Nicholas Abbey. His sister Sarah made her riding debut when fifth on Nantucket Bay in the Ladies Derby' at the Curragh in July last year. He won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas yesterday on his first ride in the Newmarket Classic. He is aiming to be the first jockey since Kieren Fallon in 2005 to win both QIPCO Guineas in the same year. Both Fallon’s mounts were trained by Aidan O’Brien - Footstepsinthesand and Virginia Waters
QIPCO 1000 Guineas Record: 2011-15 Empowering
 
MARKET MOVERS
 
2.05pm QIPCO SUPPORTING BRITISH RACING HANDICAP
 
No 4 Anatolian 5/1 from 6/1 with William Hill
 
No 8 Rock A Doodle Doo 11/1 from 14/1 with Betfred 
 
No 15 Local Hero 6/1 from 9/1 with Betfred, 6/1 from 12/1 with Ladbrokes
 
2.35pm QATAR BLOODSTOCK DAHLIA STAKES
 
No 7 Timepiece 11/8 from 6/4 with William Hill
 
3.15pm QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS
 
No 1 Alla Speranza 25/1 from 66/1 with William Hill, 33/1 from 66/1 with Ladbrokes
 
No 2 Diala 14/1 from 16/1 with Ladbrokes
 
No 5 Homecoming Queen 25/1 from 33/1 with Betfred
 
3.50pm QATAR RACING HANDICAP
 
No 4 Seal Rock 9/1 from 10/1 with Ladbrokes 
 
No 6  Alben Star 10/1 from 12/1 with William Hill, 9/1 from 12/1 with Betfred, 10/1 from 12/1 with Ladbrokes
 
No 13 Bertiewhittle 14/1 from 20/1 with William Hill
 
No 15 Parisian Pyramid 9/1 from 14/1 with Betfred
 
No 19 The Confessor 10/1 from 16/1 with William Hill, 8/1 from 14/1 with Betfred, 10/1 from 11/1 with Ladbrokes
 
4.25pm MAKFI FUTURE STARS MAIDEN
 
No 3 Emirates Echo 10/1 from 12/1 with Betfred
 
5.35pm AL RAYAN HANDICAP
 
No 6 Open Water 5/1 from 7/1 with William Hill
 
No 8 Mubaraza 6/1 from 8/1 with William Hill
 
QIPCO GUINEAS FESTIVAL, NEWMARKET, 2012
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CAMELOT IN GOOD ORDER
 
The QIPCO 2000 Guineas hero Camelot took yesterday’s exertions on the Rowley Mile in his stride, according to trainer Aidan O’Brien.
 
“He was back home in his box at Ballydoyle by 9.30 in the evening,” he said. “He had a walk out this morning and had a pick of grass, and he seems absolutely fine.
 
“He has a very good mind for a Montjeu and has coped with it all very well. The Derby is the obvious target and if all goes well and he goes to Epsom, he won’t have another run before.”
 
 
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QIPCO SUPPORTING BRITISH RACING HANDICAP - FIRST RACE WINNER QUOTES
 
 
SURPRISE THOUGHT FOR JOHNSTON
 
The result of the opening race, the QIPCO Supporting British Racing Handicap, was a surprise for winning trainer Mark Johnston as he watched the finish unfold. His charge Ithoughtitwasover, a 10/1 shot who drifted away from his rivals towards the stands’ side of the track in the closing stages, held on by three quarters of a length from 5/1 favourite Local Hero, best of a group of three towards the far side.
 
“From where I was standing, in the owner and trainers area behind the line, I thought he was fourth,” he said. “I saw him started to hang and my eyes were focused on the three coming on the far side  and I thought they’d got him. So I was very pleased when  I heard the result called.”
 
Victory itself for the four-year-old, fifth at Epsom on his previous outing, was not unexpected, though. “The only surprise was he started at such long odds,” added Johnston. “He got stuck in the mud at Epsom; the going was quite extreme that day, and if you put a line through that, he was entitled to win today if he ran to his best.”
 
Today was a third career victory for Ithoughtitwasover, a progressive son of Hurricane Run. “There are no particular plans,” said Johnston. “I suppose Royal Ascot would be on the radar, but then it is for everything at this stage of the season.”
 
Winning rider Kieren Fallon was unperturbed by the colt’s wayward course. “He was still going forward and there was nothing in the way so I let him keep running,” he said. “They do tend to go that way; the camber of the track takes them.”
 
“He hit the front and I didn’t think that he had done a whole lot. He gives you a lovely feel - he’s a nice, big horse to ride. He was probably in front a bit too soon and he was only idling. 
 
“I think that the ground has dried up a lot since yesterday. It seems much better today.
 
 
GOING AFTER THE FIRST
 
Kieren Fallon, on board the three quarters of a length winner Ithoughtitwasover, said: “It was good ground for him, but maybe it is a bit dead. I think the ground has dried up a lot since yesterday - it seems a lot better today.”
 
Darryll Holland, jockey of the 5/1 favourite and second placed Local Hero, said: “It is on the dead side.”
 
William Buick, partner of third Caucus, said: “It is very similar to yesterday, possibly a bit tackier.”
 
Mickael Barzalona, jockey of fourth Sandusky, said: “Soft.”
 
Joe Fanning, on board Hurricane Higgins, said: “The same as yesterday.”
 
Tom Queally, rider of Eye Of The Tiger, said: “Maybe a bit better than yesterday - less holding.”
 
Frankie Dettori, rider of Anatolian, said: “It is on the slow side.”
 
Pat Cosgrove, jockey of Bernie The Bolt, said: “It is a bit tacky.”
 
Martin Dwyer, partner of Rock A Doodle Doo, said: “Slow.”
 
David Probert, rider of Tappanappa, said: “It is on the slow side.”
 
Eddie Ahern, rider of Mountain Range, said: “Good to soft.”
 
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QATAR BLOODSTOCK DAHLIA STAKES - SECOND RACE WINNER QUOTES
 
PENALTY NO PROBLEM FOR TOP
 
John Gosden was quick to refer to the arguably anomalous system of penalties after last year’s Investec Oaks third Izzi Top made a successful start to her four-year-old career in the Group Three Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia Stakes. The daughter of Pivotal, ridden by William Buick, stayed on stoutly to beat Captivator a length and a quarter.
 
“She did that well,” said the Newmarket trainer, “particularly as she did it under a 3lb penalty. It seems odd, doesn’t it, that you can get a penalty for winning a Group Three in November, as she did. But if you win Group Ones in July and August [a reference to fourth-placed Timepiece] you have no penalty.”
 
Izzi Top will next appear in the Group Two Middleton Stakes at York. “There is a good programme for older fillies,” added Gosden, “so it’s very much worth keeping them in training now, whereas 15 years ago you probably wouldn’t have. 
 
“And the Middleton should be a proper race as the filly that won the Prix de l’Opera last year [Nahrain] is going there.
 
“This filly will definitely improve for today’s race; in fact it was lucky they went a steady pace as otherwise, on this ground first time out, she might not have got home.”
 
Rider William Buick confirmed that Izzi Top would strip fitter next time. “I think she was getting a bit tired towards the end,” he said, “but there will be a lot of improvement in her after that.”
 
 
Placed quotes
Second race: Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia Stakes
 
CAPTIVATOR IMPROVING
Having annexed the Listed Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes on April 7 at Kempton on her first run this term, Captivator just failed to add the Group Three Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia Stakes to her tally, coming in a length and a quarter second to the winner.  
 
This however did not disappoint her trainer James Fanshaw who said: “She ran really well and is improving, She ran really well when she won a Listed race and has improved again. She got a little unbalanced cominmg down the hill but ran well.
 
“We will see how she is after but she is in the Windsor Forest (Royal Ascot) and we will look to that.”
 
 
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Ryan Moore, who made all on the winner Homecoming Queen, said: “Aidan (O’Brien) said that she was very fit and very well. 
 
“She is a little devil - you never know what she is going to do - but she just kept going. I thought that she was going a stride too quick really but, when I asked her, she just kept finding. She obviously enjoys racing like that. 
 
“I don’t think that we can be comparing her to Frankel! There is not much of her but she tries very hard and is very tough. 
 
“The time was quicker than yesterday’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas but Newmarket dries out from day to day. Aidan told me to go a good gallop and just keep winding her up. You think that you are doing the wrong thing but it is the only way with her. 
 
“I was joking down at the start that she was probably trained for 10 minutes ago - she was ready to go - but it was very sad with Gray Pearl and the lads were doing all they could down there (for her).”
 
 
QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS STAKES - THIRD RACE WINNER QUOTES
 
QUEEN COMES HOME ALONE
 
Aidan O’Brien became the first man since Fred Darling in 1942 to win both Guineas in the same year on two occasions when Homecoming Queen romped away with the QIPCO 1000 Guineas the day after Camelot took the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. (The trainer won both Guineas in 2005 as well). 
 
And although the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor, a 25/1 shot, was perceived as the Ballydoyle stable second string behind third-placed 13/8 favourite Maybe, O’Brien emphasised that she was not in the field as pacemaker, despite her trailblazing role.
“Absolutely not,” he said. “She was there running on her merits. She’s a tough, hardy filly with a real pedigree and has been progressive all the way. Perhaps we didn’t expect her to win quite like she did, but it was not a great surprise she did win. Joseph [O’Brien, rider of Maybe] said beforehand that she was the one he feared most.”
 
The nine-length winning margin of Homecoming Queen, a half-sister to top-class Dylan Thomas, has been exceeded only once in the race, in 1859 by Mayonaise, who beat the nearest of three rivals by 20 lengths. 
 
The QIPCO 1000 Guineas was Homecoming Queen’s 14th race, and her third of this season. “She improved a ton after her first run this year to win at Leopardstown last month,” said O’Brien, “and in the last couple of weeks she’s been after going into a different zone.
 
“She’s not very big but she’s got a massive engine and a massive heart. She’s fierce determined, she’ll never surrender, she’s got the best of pedigrees and she’s getting better. When you get those things together anything can happen.”
 
All options are now open for Homecoming Queen and for Maybe, who kept on after chasing the leaders on her seasonal debut.
 
“We’ll sit down and discuss it all in the next few days,” added O’Brien. “We were delighted with Maybe on that ground first time out. But the Curragh, Ascot and Epsom will all be in the mix.”
 
Ryan Moore, on Homecoming Queen, found it all straightforward. “The plan was always to jump out and run,” he said. “If something came and caught us, so be it, and if she was good enough to stay in front, so be it again, but maybe I didn’t expect her to win so far. She’s a revved up sort of filly, but the delay at the start didn’t affect her, she was ready to go when she got to the start and stayed just the same.”
 
JOSEPH O’BRIEN ON MAYBE
 
Joseph O’Brien, third on 13/8 favourite Maybe and stable companion of the winner, said: “She jumped out of the stalls well and I had a nice position.
 
“They went a right good gallop and I was travelling well in race but she just got a bit tired in the soft ground.”
 
 
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GOSDEN PLEASED WITH CLASSIC RUNS
 
Newmarket trainer John Gosden saddled the second and fourth in today’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas, Starscope and The Fugue.
 
He said: “They have both run great but full marks to Ryan (Moore for his ride on the winner Homecoming Queen). 
 
“It was a good-class race. Starscope finished really strongly to be second, while The Fugue had a lovely position but got badly struck into on her off-hind and lost her position - went a long way back - and then has run on again. We will get the vet to look at that.
 
“The Fugue ran a great race and was probably unlucky not to be closer - it was pretty rough out there. The winner has done it well in a good time.
 
“We are thrilled with both of them. They both ran at the end of last season on the same day in maidens here. They both ran great then and have since trained well. Starscope ran well in the Nell Gwyn while The Fugue has only raced once before today.
 
“Both these fillies want further.”
 
Jimmy Fortune, the rider of the Starscope, added: “She has run a real good race but I never saw the winner! A few of us might of thought she was a pacemaker!
 
“It was only the third run for Starscope - she likes the ground and stays well.”
 
William Buick partnered The Fugue: “I was very happy with her. She has run really well and must have been the most inexperienced runner in the field.
 
“It was a rough race early - the ground was not ideal for her but she will step up from here and improve throughout the whole season.”
 
REACTIONS AFTER THE QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS
 
Paul Hanagan, who partnered the seventh Lily’s Angel, said: “Not many excuses really. She ran really well - the delay at the start didn’t help. We were a long time down there.”
 
Johnny Murtagh, rider of the 13th home Lightening Pearl, said: “I fell in behind the winner and she quickened and I didn’t. I didn’t get much of a feel today.”
 
Ger Lyons, trainer of Lightening Pearl, added: “We learnt nothing from that. She carried us well to the six pole but then nothing. If we had gone well to the seven pole, we would have learnt something. 
 
“You can’t say she didn’t stay - I just think she ran too rank for that. I didn’t like the way she was sweating in the paddock before the start and then the delay at the start didn’t help, but that was the same for everybody. 
 
“I just don’t think I have learnt anything and I don’t think the ground helped. If the Irish Guineas stays dry, we will have a go at that. The one thing she is, is honest. If we have to bring her back to six (furlongs) later on, how bad is that?”
 
Jim Crowley, rider of the 15th Moonstone Magic, said: “She was a little bit disappointing. I was outpaced from the word go and it was quite rough. 
 
“She is still quite in-experienced but she didn’t really finish her race, I think she is a lot better than that. May be stepping up to Group One and the fast pace has caught her out a little bit.”
 
Frankie Dettori, on the 17th home, Lyric Of Light, said: “The ground was against her.”
 
 
GRAY PEARL
 
It is with great sadness that Newmarket Racecourses reports that Gray Pearl had to be put down prior to the start of the QIPCO 1000 Guineas.
 
She sustained an injury in the stalls and a joint decision was made between the racecourse veterinary surgeon Simon Waterhouse and Chris Hammond, the attending BHA veterinary officer.
 
Hammond confirmed: “Gray Pearl went down in the stalls and incurred an injury in the process.
 
“On examination by the racecourse vet, it became evident that she had lost the use of her hind legs and was suffering from an apparent spinal chord injury.
 
“To minimise distress to the filly, a decision was made to have her put down on welfare grounds.
 
“This decision was taken after consultation between myself and the racecourse vet.”
 
Amy Starkey, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses, said: “We are extremely saddened by what happened to Gray Pearl. Our sympathies are with all the connections of the filly.” 
 
 
More news around the third race, the QIPCO 1000 Guineas
 
TODAY’S ATTENDANCE
 
The crowd today, QIPCO 1000 Guineas day, came to 13,037, up by four per cent on the 2011 figure of 12,511. 
 
Yesterday the attendance on QIPCO 2000 Guineas day, the first day of the QIPCO Guineas Festival, was also up at 15,902 (2011 - 15,837).
 
TURFTRAX FACTS - THE QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS
 
The winner Homecoming’s Queen top speed during the QIPCO 1000 Guineas was 39 miles per hour between the seven-furlong pole and five-furlong marker.
Her speed slowed to 34 miles per hour in the last three furlongs but her last three sectionals of 12.32s, 12.60s and 13.82s were faster those of any other in the race
 
She led all the way and her fastest time for a furlong was 11.52s from the seven-furlong pole to the six-furlong marker.
 
DELAY TO START
 
The QIPCO 1000 Guineas was off nearly half an hour late after Gray Pearl went down in the stalls. She was attended to and treated by vets before being humanely put down (see separate page for details of her injury and treatment).
    
QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS WINNER CUT FOR INVESTEC OAKS
Homecoming Queen has been cut to 8/1 (from 33/1) by Betfred for the Investec Oaks after running away with the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket this afternoon.
 
Ryan Moore sent his mount into the lead after the stalls opened and kicked again at the two-furlong pole as the field behind struggled to reach her. She eventually crossed the line nine lengths in front to record the second longest winning margin in the history of the Classic.
 
Homecoming Queen’s stablemate Kissed is the new 7/2 favourite (from 5/1) for the Investec Oaks, with Guineas favourite Maybe eased to 6/1 (from 4/1).
 
Aidan O’Brien is responsible for the first four in the betting for the Epsom race as both Homecoming Queen and Wading are next in the market at 8/1. The Fugue ran a cracker on only her second start to finish fourth and has been cut to 12/1 (from 20/1) for the Oaks.
 
 
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QATAR RACING HANDICAP - FOURTH RACE WINNER QUOTES
 
MAAREK FIRST FOR NAGLE
 
Maarek, neck winner of the Qatar Racing Handicap, was a first winner in Britain for David Nagle, whose small string is based near Fethard in Co Tipperary. And the gelding had been only a tentative entry for the six-furlong contest.
 
“Soft ground is key to him,” said Nagle, “and we didn’t expect to get it, as it’s never soft at the Guineas meeting. But this time it was, so we came. We’ll give him an entry at Ascot after this, but again it will depend on the ground. We’ll go where it’s soft.”
 
Nagle was full of praise for rider Joseph O’Brien. “He’s not the sort of horse who gives you confidence; he’s not a typical sprinter, he’s lazy and laid back, doesn’t seem buzzy and up for it. But I told him to ride him with confidence, as he’s an improving sort and he’ll do it for you if you ask. He gave him a perfect ride.”
 
O’Brien revealed that the race had a far from perfect start. “I lost an iron coming out of the stalls,” he said, “so I was quite lucky really. The horse helped me; he handled the ground well.”
 
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LISTED NEXT FOR COLONEL
 
Colonel Mak third in the Qatar Racing Handicap but David Barron, the tough Makbul geldings trainer, was none the less pleased with his charge’s effort off top weight.
 
“It was very good run, and we carried top weight.”  Barron said.  “Obviously, we are restricted in the big handicaps now so we might have to start looking at Listed races - he probably deserves his chance.”
 
 
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MAKFI FUTURE STARS MAIDEN - FIFTH RACE WINNER QUOTES
 
A PEARL FOR ASCOT
 
New Pearl, impressive winner of the Makfi Future Stars Maiden, has the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on his agenda. Today was an entirely appropriate occasion for the son of Acclamation to make such an auspicious debut; he runs in the Pearl Bloodstock colours of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, whose family company QIPCO sponsors the Guineas meeting.
 
“He is smart,” said trainer David Brown of the upstanding grey, “and we’ve know for a while that he’s smart. But you never like to say much until they run and prove it. It was my suggestion that he could be ready for this meeting, but there was absolutely no pressure for me to get him here. All that the owners think about is what is good for the horse. But it has worked out very well.”
 
New Pearl bounded clear to win the five-furlong contest by four and a half lengths. “He really wants six furlongs,” said Brown, “but we thought we’d just about get away with five today on this ground. But he’s not soft ground-dependent; in fact fast ground will probably suit him better.
 
“The Coventry Stakes is what we’ll aim at and he may have one more run beforehand.”
 
Brown trained Frederick Engels to take the Windsor Castle Stakes at the Royal meeting last year in the same colours. “This one has speed as well, but he has more scope and will be one for the longer term as well,” added Brown. “I told Johnny [Murtagh, jockey] to give him one slap at the furlong pole and he’d just go away from them.”
 
Murtagh was delighted with the colt’s performance. “He felt like a good horse,” he said, “and he has the most beautiful co-operative temperament to go with that ability.He was just so straightforward to ride.”
 
 
GOING CHANGE
 
After the fifth race, the ground was changed to soft (from good to soft)
 
 
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TWEENHILLS PRETTY POLLY STAKES - SIXTH RACE WINNER QUOTES
 
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER
 
Kailani followed the example of her dam Kazzia by winning on QIPCO 1000 Guineas day, although in the Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes rather than the Classic itself. After taking the Guineas in 2002, Kazzia followed up in the Oaks and 10 years on Epsom is also Kailani’s target, in the same Godolphin blue silks.
 
Despite Kailani’s inexperience - today was only her second run, after a maiden victory last year - trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni does not want to race the daughter of Monsun again before the Oaks, for which she would have to be supplemented.
 
“She is a light-framed sort of filly,” he said, “and I do not think she should have another run before Epsom. Her mother went straight from here to there and there are some ladies you have to be gentle with.”
 
Kailani was ridden to her seven-length success in the Listed ten-furlong contest by Mikael Barzalona, with her stablemate Lacily, Frankie Dettori’s mount, back in third. “Mikael said Kailani was a bit funny in the stalls but perfectly quiet and relaxed in the race,” added Al Zarooni. “We were pleased with Lacily as well. She did not enjoy the ground but showed a good attitude by keeping on, even though she was one of the first beaten.
 
“Frankie said that he could not judge her on this ground and we will hope to find another race for her before we decide about the Oaks.”
 
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OAKS ON THE HORIZON FOR HAZEL
 
Although Hazel Lavery was a distant seven-length second to the winner in the Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes, trainer Charlie Hills was upbeat about her performance.
 
“I am really pleased with her”, said Hills. “She was a little bit race rusty and didn’t really enjoy the ground a hundred percent but that was very encouraging - that was only the start.
 
“She holds an Oaks entry and it is absolutely still on. She will want further and will come on.
At least running here, we have options to bring her out before Epsom. She has a Ribblesdale entry as well, but we will look for better ground.”
 
 
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AL RAYAN HANDICAP - SEVENTH RACE WINNER QUOTES
 
SPARKLING HAT-TRICK
 
Sparkling Portrait, a winner at Southwell in December and Beverley last month, notched his hat-trick in the concluding Al Rayan Handicap in the Newcastle United-inspired black-and-white colours of owner Mike Browne, who had opted to go and watch his football side lose rather than see his horse win.
 
The progressive three-year-old, a son of Excellent Art, showed determination to see off Deia Sunrise by three quarters of a length. “I got there too soon again,” said rider Tony Hamilton, “and he pricked his ears. But when I asked him to keep going he did help me. He doesn’t mind this ground, although he goes on better ground too.”
 
Trainer Richard Fahey was another to miss the victory, having left to catch his flight back to Yorkshire.
 
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FIRST RACE RESULT
2.05pm QIPCO SUPPORTING BRITISH RACING HANDICAP
Class 2, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ rated 0-105, 1m 4f. Weights: highest weight 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £24,900; 2nd: £7,456; 3rd: £3,728; 4th: £1,864; 5th: £932; 6th: £468
 
1)  Ithoughtitwasover (IRE) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 4-9-00 Kieren Fallon [10] 10/1
2)  Local Hero (GER) (P J Martin) Steve Gollings 5-8-07 Darryll Holland [8] 5/1 Fav
3)  Caucus (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 5-9-09 William Buick [9] 11/1
4)  Sandusky (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 4-8-11 Mickael Barzalona [15]
5)  Franciscan (Dr Marwan Koukash) Luca Cumani 4-8-10 Jamie Spencer [14]
6)  Mountain Range (IRE) (Sir Philip Wroughton, John Dunlop) John Dunlop 4-8-10 Eddie Ahern [16]
7)  Bernie The Bolt (IRE) (B P McGuire) Andrew Balding 6-9-03 Pat Cosgrave [12]
8)  Anatolian (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 4-9-06 Frankie Dettori [4]
9)  Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) (The Doodle Do Partnership) William Jarvis 5-9-03 Martin Dwyer [7]
10)  Bridle Belle (Helen Steel) Richard Fahey 4-8-08 Paul Hanagan [13]
11)  Tappanappa (IRE) (McMahon/Gorell/Pausewang) Andrew Balding v5-8-11 David Probert [1]
12)  Hurricane Higgins (IRE) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston 4-9-09 Joe Fanning [5]
13)  Colinca's Lad (IRE) (Peter Charalambous) Peter Charalambous 10-7-08 (1lb ow) Rosie Jessop (5) [6]
14)  Eye of The Tiger (GER) (Curley Leisure) Barney Curley 7-9-10 Tom Queally [11]
15)  Charles Camoin (IRE) (Chris Wright & the Hon Catherine Corbett) Sylvester Kirk 4-9-04 Jimmy Fortune [3]
 
15 ran Non-Runner: Lyric Street (Going)
Breeder: Stonethorn Stud Farms Ltd 
Breeding: b c Hurricane Run (IRE) - Green Castle (IRE) (Indian Ridge)
Time: 2m 40.51s Distances: ¾, ½, ½, 2, 1¾, nose, 2, ½, nk, 4½, 2½, 17, 9, nk       
Tote Win: £11.80 Places: £3.30; £2.00; £3.90 Exacta: £68.00
 
Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised 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 British Classic wins (2): 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Irish Classic wins (1): Irish 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Rheinland-Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Gran Criterium (1997 Lend A Hand, 2003 Pearl Of Love 2006 Kirklees), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction), Preis Von Europa (2009 Jukebox Jury), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Phoenix Stakes (1997 Princely Heir), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2009 Awzaan), Grosser Dallamyr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2010 Lady Jane Digby) Irish Field St Leger (2011 Jukebox Jury)  Royal Ascot wins (34): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg, 2011 Namibian), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant, 2011 Fox Hunt), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel, 2010 Monterosso), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a year (1987-2011): 1: 5: 15: 24: 25: 52: 77: 116: 111: 115: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 216; 211; 179 Wins in 2012: 70
 
Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis Date Of Birth: February 22, 1965 Background: Became apprentice to Kevin Prendergast when 17, riding his first winner the following year. Moved to Britain when still an apprentice in 1988, working for Jimmy Fitzgerald and then Lynda Ramsden in 1993. Signed to ride for Henry Cecil in 1996, and became champion jockey for the first time in 1997 with 202 wins, also winning his first two classics. Joined Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 after acrimonious split with Cecil, but suffered a bad fall at Royal Ascot that nearly ended his career, and ruled him out of the rest of the season. Replaced Jamie Spencer as Ballydoyle stable jockey in 2005, although continued to ride for Stoute when allowed. Charged with race-fixing by City of London Police in 2006, and banned from riding in Britain pending trial. Also failed drugs test in France, resulting in worldwide six month ban in the same year. Returned to action in June 2007, although gave up riding in October 2007 to concentrate impending court case. Cleared of attempting to defraud Betfair customers when trial collapsed in December 2007, only to be found guilty of failing a drugs test in France in August 2007. Started riding out for Sir Michael Stoute after being given an 18 month ban and launched his own website. Returned to race riding on September 4, 2009, coming second on his first ride back (Rare Malt, Withyham Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Lingfield Park) First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) First win after return to riding: Our Kes, William Hill 0800 444040 - Get £25 Free Bet Handicap, Wolverhampton, September 5, 2009 First Group One win after return to riding: Gitano Hernando, Goodwood Stakes (Santa Anita), October 10, 2009 British Classic wins (15):  2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board, 2006 Alexandrova), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Irish Classic Wins (6): Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run, 2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija, 2006 Alexandrova), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats) French Classic Wins (1): Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2006 Aussie Rules) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Coral-Eclipse (2001 Medicean, 2005 Oratorio), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2002 Golan), Lockinge Stakes (2001 Medicean, 2004 Russian Rhythm, 2006 Peeress), Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Racing Post Trophy (2004 Motivator), Sun Chariot Stakes (2001 Independence), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 2002 & 2003 Islington, 2004 Quiff), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio, 2006 & 2007 Dylan Thomas), Matron Stakes (2003 Favourable Terms), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2005 Rumplestiltskin), National Stales (2005 George Washington), Phoenix Stakes (2004 Damson, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva, 2006 Hurricane Run), Grand Prix de Paris (2005 Scorpion), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2002 Hold That Tiger, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Marcel Boussac (2005 Rumplestiltskin), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City, 2007 Myboycharlie), Prix de l’Opera (2003 Zee Zee Top), Grosser Preis von Baden (1997 Borgia), Preis von Europa (2006 Youmzain), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Oak’s d’Italia (2002 Guadalupe), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love, 2000 Fantastic Light), Arlington Million (2005 Powerscourt), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington, 2004 Ouija Board), Goodwood Stakes (2009 Gitano Hernando), Preis der Diana (2011 Dancing Rain) Wins (1988-2011): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200, 70, 27,-, -, 50, 140, 154 * = champion jockey Wins in Britain in 2012: 17
 
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.35pm QATAR BLOODSTOCK DAHLIA STAKES
Class 1, Group 3, £55,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ fillies and mares, 1m 1f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: after August 31, 2011, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £31,190.50; 2nd: £11,825; 3rd: £5,918; 4th: £2,948; 5th: £1,479.50; 6th: £742.50
 
1)  Izzi Top (Helena Springfield Ltd) John Gosden 4-9-01 William Buick [2] 3/1
2)  Captivator (Lord Vestey) James Fanshawe h5-8-12 Kieren Fallon [1] 6/1
3)  Primevere (IRE) (Anthony Oppenheimer) Roger Charlton 4-8-12 Hayley Turner [3]
4)  Timepiece (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 5-8-12 Tom Queally [4] 15/8 Fav
5)  Sos Brillante (CHI) (Rick Dale) Terry Clement 7-8-12 Mark Coumbe [5]
6)  Law Of The Range (Chris McHale) Marco Botti 5-8-12 Adam Kirby [6]
7)  Khawlah (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-12 Frankie Dettori [7]
 
7 ran
Breeder: Meon Valley Stud Breeding: b f Pivotal - Zee Zee Top (Zafonic (USA))
Time: 1m 56.38s Distances: 1¼, ½, 4½, ¾, ¾, 12 
Tote Win: £3.90 Places: £2.00; £3.10 Exacta: £25.00
 
Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988 (previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 English Classic Wins (6): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah) French Classic Wins (2): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2008 Virtual), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1991 Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk, 2011 Elusive Kate), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Grosser Preis von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Del Deya, 2009 Dar Re Mi), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996 Shantou), Gran Premio di Milano (1992 Mashaallah, 1997 Shantou), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (1994 Muhtarram), Premio Roma (1993 Knifebox, 1996 Flemensfirth), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Clement L Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1987 Allez Milord), Philip H Iselin Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel) Royal Ascot Wins (27): Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica, 1998 Rhapsodist), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B), Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain, 2011 Nathaniel), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire) Wins in a season (1989-2011): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; 99 Wins in 2012: 28
 
Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (2): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire) Total Goodwood Wins: 16 (3 at July Meeting) First Group One Win: Lahaleeb, E P Taylor Stakes, Woodbine, October 17, 2009 Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel),Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Betfred Sprint Cup (2011 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac (2011 Elusive Kate), Qatar Prix de la Foret (2011 Dream Ahead) Wins (2006-2011): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; 106 Wins In 2012: 18
 
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.15pm QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS (THE 199TH RUNNING)
(PART OF THE QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES)
Class 1, Group 1, £376,500 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo fillies, 1m. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £213,513.15; 2nd: £80,947.50; 3rd: £40,511.40; 4th: £20,180.40; 5th: £10,127.85; 6th: £5,082.75
 
1)  Homecoming Queen (IRE) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith)  Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [2] 25/1
2)  Starscope (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden h3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [7] 33/1
3)  Maybe (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00  Joseph O'Brien [9] 13/8 Fav
4)  The Fugue (Lord Lloyd-Webber) John Gosden 3-9-00 William Buick [12]
5)  La Collina (IRE) (Jorg Vasicek) Kevin Prendergast IRE 3-9-00 Declan McDonogh [8]
6)  Alla Speranza (Kirsten Rausing) Jim Bolger IRE 3-9-00  Kevin Manning [1]
7)  Lily's Angel (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XLVIII) Richard Fahey 3-9-00 Paul Hanagan [15]
8)  Laugh Out Loud (Ann Black, M Al Qatami & K M Al Mudhaf) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Gerald Mosse [18]
9)  Nayarra (IRE) (Prince A A Faisal) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Martin Dwyer [17]
10)  Sunday Times (Allan Belshaw) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [4]
11)  Diala (IRE) (Abdulla Al Khalifa) William Haggas 3-9-00 Eddie Ahern [13]
12)  Mashoora (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Jean-Claude Rouget FR 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [3]
13)  Lightening Pearl (IRE) (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) Ger Lyons IRE 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [5]
14)  Radio Gaga (Multiplex Racing) Ed McMahon 3-9-00 Richard Mullen [16]
15)  Moonstone Magic (Lady Marchwood) Ralph Beckett 3-9-00 Jim Crowley [6]
16)  Discourse (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-9-00 Mickael Barzalona [11]
17)  Lyric Of Light (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [10]
 
17 ran Non-Runner: Gray Pearl (withdrawn)
Breeder: Tower Bloodstock Breeding: b f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Lagrion (USA) (Diesis)
Time: 1m 40.45s Distances: 9, 1, ¾, ¾, sh, ½, sh, nk, 2¼, 6, ½, 3½, 9, 14, 44, 7     
Tote Win: £25.20  Places: £6.00; £9.90; £1.30 Exacta: £724.50
 
Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Annemarie Crowley/O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (16) Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2012 Camelot), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters, 2012 Homecoming Queen), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (26) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman, 2011 Roderic O’Connor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven, 2011 Misty For Me), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco, 2011 Treasure Beach), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats, 2008 Septimus) Other major wins include: Breeders Cup Turf (2002 & 2003 High Chaparral, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey) Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti, 2008 Fame And Glory, 2010 Recital), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2009 Beethoven), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing, 2008 Mount Nelson, 2011 So You Think), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, 2007 Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2010 Cape Blanco, 2011 So You Think), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2011 Crusade), National Stakes (1996 Desert King, 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2008 Mastercraftsman), 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, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor),Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 So You Think), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2011 Misty For Me), Investec Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion, 2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace, 2005 Rumplestiltskin, 2010 Misty for Me, 2011 Maybe), Matron Stakes (2010 Lillie Langtry), QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (2011 Fame And Glory) UAE Derby (2012 Daddy Long Legs) Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf (2011 Wrote)Wins in Britain 2000-2011: 11; 20*; 10*; 6; 4; 20; 11; 18*; 20*; 12; 7; 16 *champion trainer for win and place prize money; Wins in 2012 in Britain: 3
 
Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful National Hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success as a professional when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Champion Apprentice: 2003 (59 wins) Champion Jockey: 2006 (180 wins), 2008 (186 wins), 2009 (179 wins). British Classic Wins (3): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2012 Homecoming Queen) Irish Classic Wins(1): Irish Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy) Group One Wins: Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes (2009 Beethoven), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle), Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce) Other Big Race Wins Include: Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle, 2011 Crystal Capella), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), DFS Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), TNT July Stakes (2010 Libranno), King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), Windsor Forest Stakes (2010 Strawberrydaiquiri), Hardwicke Stakes (2010 Harbinger, 2011 Await The Dawn), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2010 Bergo), Coventry Stakes (2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (2011 Maybe) Number of Wins 2000-2011: 6; 0; 39; 59; 132; 120; 182; 128; 192; 178; 138; 101 Wins in 2012: 20
 
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.50pm QATAR RACING HANDICAP
Class 2, £44,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 6f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £27,390; 2nd: £8,201.60; 3rd: £4,100.80; 4th: £2,050.40; 5th: £1,025.20; 6th: £514.80
 
1)  Maarek (Lisbunny Syndicate) David Nagle IRE 5-9-08 Joseph O'Brien [24] 12/1
2)  Shropshire (IRE) (Hon Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Charles Hills 4-8-05 Matthew Lawson (5) [2] 25/1
3)  Colonel Mak (Norton Common Farm Racing, O’Kane, Murphy) David Barron 5-9-10 Lee Newman [3] 33/1
4)  Parisian Pyramid (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Kevin Ryan 6-8-11 Jamie Spencer [22] 9/1
5)  Alben Star (IRE) (J K Shannon & M A Scaife) Richard Fahey 4-9-04 Paul Hanagan [21]
6)  Seal Rock (Peter Deal, Henry Candy) Henry Candy 4-9-05 Dane O'Neill [1] 6/1 Jt Fav
7)  The Confessor (Six Too Many) Henry Candy 5-8-10 Johnny Murtagh [7] 6/1 Jt Fav
8)  Mirza (C J Mills) Rae Guest 5-9-04 David Probert [18]
9)  Waffle (IRE) (Laurence O’Kane & Paul Murphy) David Barron 6-9-06 Graham Gibbons [25]
9)  Irish Heartbeat (IRE) (Mark & George Leatham) Richard Fahey 7-8-10 Barry McHugh [10]
11)  Jarrow (IRE) (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 5-7-09 Shirley Teasdale (7)
12)  Valery Borzov (IRE) (D R Kilburn/John Nicholls Trading) Richard Fahey v8-8-12 Tony Hamilton [5]
13)  Fathsta (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock 7-8-10 Martin Dwyer [14]
14)  Cheveton (Mrs K Oseman) Richard Price 8-8-08 Dale Swift (3) [12]
15)  Bertiewhittle (Norton Common Farm Racing II) David Barron 4-8-11 William Carson [19]
16)  Doc Hay (USA) (S Laffan) Keith Dalgleish 5-8-13 Joe Fanning [20]
17)  King of Eden (IRE) (The Grumpy Old Geezers) Eric Alston 6-8-02 Andrew Mullen [9]
18)  Bathwick Bear (IRE) (Wayne Clifford) David Evans 4-8-10 Neil Callan [17]
19)  Escape To Glory (USA) (Eastwind Racing Ltd & Martha Trussell) Mikael Magnusson 4-8-04 Hayley Turner [27]
20)  Damika (IRE) (Emily Bullock) David Brown 9-8-07 Michael Stainton [15]
21)  Victorian Bounty (David Gilbert) Tony Newcombe 7-8-02 Andrea Atzeni [11]
22)  Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XVIII) David Nicholls 5-9-01 Kieren Fallon [23]
23)  Dungannon (I G Burbidge, Ian Balding) Andrew Balding 5-9-04 Jimmy Fortune [8]
24)  Piscean (USA) (Andrew Duffield) Tom Keddy 7-8-05 Mickael Barzalona [4]
 
24 ran Non-Runners: Whaileyy (Self Cert, Lame), Khawatim (Self Cert, Lame), Primo Lady (Going) 
Breeder: New England Stud & PJ & PM Vela Breeding: b g Pivotal - Ruby Rocket (IRE) (Indian Rocket)
Time: 1m 14.03s Distances: nk, 1¼, ½, ¾, ½, ½, ¾, sh, dead heat, sh, nose, ¾, ¾, ½, hd, sh, ¾, 1¼, 2¾, ½, ½     
Tote Win: £10.60 Places: £2.70; £5.50; £9.10; £3.60 Exacta: £717.10
 
Winning Trainer: Nagle, David Peter Based: Fethard, Co Tipperary Ireland Wins in Britain in 2012: 1
 
Winning Jockey:-Name: O’Brien, Joseph Born: May 23, 1993 Based: c/o Aidan O’Brien, Ballydoyle Stables, Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland Background: Son of champion trainers Aidan and Annemarie O’Brien. Won bronze individual eventing medal at the European Pony Championships in Belgium in August, 2009. Tied for the 2010 Irish Apprentice Title with Gary Carroll  Gary Carroll and Ben Curtis. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2012 Camelot) Irish Classic Wins(1): Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas (2011 Roderic O’Connor) First Ride: Coat Of Arms (12th), Boylemobile.com Handicap, the Curragh, May 24, 2009 First Winner: Johann Zoffany, Kilmacud Handicap, Leopardstown, May 28, 2009 First Winner in Britain: Grams And Ounces, Bet Now At Victorchandler.com Apprentice Handicap, Ayr, July 12, 2010 First Group Winner: Beethoven, Desmond Stakes, Leopardstown, August 12, 2010 First Classic (and First Group One) Winner: Roderic O’Connor, Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas, the Curragh, May 21, 2011 Other big race wins include: Moyglare Stud Stakes (2011 Maybe), Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (2011 Reply), Racing Post Trophy (2011 Camelot), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2011 St Nicholas Abbey) Wins in Britain (2009-2011): 0; 1; 2 Wins in 2012: 3
 
 
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.25pm MAKFI FUTURE STARS MAIDEN 
Class 4, £10,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,469; 2nd: £1,925; 3rd: £962; 4th: £481
 
1)  New Pearl (IRE) (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) David Brown 2-9-03 Johnny Murtagh [9] 7/2
2)  Emirates Echo (Ahmad Al Shaikh) David Simcock 2-9-03 Jamie Spencer [5] 15/2
3)  Gold Hunter (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori [6] 9/2
4)  Mysterial (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Sloan) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Ryan Moore [12] 3/1 Fav
5)  Kimberella (K J P Gundlach) Michael Bell 2-9-03 Hayley Turner [11]
6)  Bentleysoysterboy (IRE) (The Bentleys Partnership) David Elsworth 2-9-03 Nicky Mackay [2]
7)  Harrogate Fair (Miss K Squance) Michael Squance 2-9-03 Andrea Atzeni [10]
8)  True Spirit (K Snell) Paul D'Arcy 2-9-03 Paul Hanagan [3]
9)  Prince of Prophets (IRE) (Emily & Paul Stevens) Stuart Williams 2-9-03 William Carson [13]
10)  Cuisine (IRE) (Brook Farm Bloodstock) Andrew Balding 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [4]
11)  Ocean Applause (W McLuskey) John Ryan 2-9-03 Kieren Fallon [1]
12)  Shearian (Sultan Ali) Brian Meehan 2-9-03 Ahmed Ajtebi [7]
 
12 ran Non-Runner: Smoothtalkinrascal (Vets Cert, Sore Shins)
Breeder: New Deal Partnership Breeding: gr c Acclamation - New Deal (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Time: 1m 03.22s Distances: 4½ , ¾, nose, ½, 2, 5, 1, 3½, 2½, 8, 4½      
Tote Win: £4.70 Places: £2.00; £2.70; £2.20 Exacta: £56.10
 
Winning Trainer:-Name: Brown, David Based: Blyth Road, Roche Abbey, Maltby, Newark Background: As a young boy, Brown could be found mucking out stables and, from the age of fifteen, he worked for the likes of Dick Hern, Doug Marks and Frank Ellis. After growing too large to become a jockey, Brown left the racing industry and forged a profitable steel fabrications company. Returned as a permit-holder in the late 1980s before deciding to concentrate on the Flat in 2008. Big Race Wins Include: Queensferry Stakes (2009 Doncaster Rover), Hopeful Stakes (2010 Doncaster Rover), TNT July Stakes (2011 Frederick Engels),  City Of York Stakes (2011 Doncaster Rover)  Wins (2008-11): 4; 18; 14; 13 Royal Ascot Wins (1): Windsor Castle Stakes (2011 Frederick Engels) Wins in 2012: 2
 
Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. Split from Ballydoyle in November, 2010, to become retained jockey for the Aga Khan in Ireland. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Investec Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Irish Classic Wins (13): Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone) Other Major Wins: Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida, 2004 Soviet Song, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman, 2009 Alfred Nobel, 2010 Zoffany), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Falmouth Stakes (2004 & 2005 Soviet Song, 2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies’ Mile (2007 Listen), Juddmonte International (2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), July Cup (2004 Frizzante, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan, 2009 St Nicholas Abbey), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2008 Fame And Glory), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2000 Namid, 2009 Total Gallery), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Cadran (2002 Give Notice), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Opera (1995 Timarida, 2000 Petrushka), Prix Royal-Oak (2008 Yeats), Prix Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2009 Man Of Iron), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida, 2000 Greek Dance), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), E P Taylor (2001 Choc Ice, 2007 Mrs Lindsay), Cheveley Park Stakes (2011 Lightening Pearl),QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (2011 Deacon Blues), QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (2011 Dancing Rain) Wins in Britain 1999-2011: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; 28; 15; 13; 11 Wins in Britain in 2012: 5
 
        SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.00pm TWEENHILLS PRETTY POLLY STAKES
Class 1, Listed Race, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. 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: £22,684, 2nd: £8,600; 3rd: £4,304; 4th: £2,144; 5th: £1,076;, 6th: £540
 
1)  Kailani (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-12 Mickael Barzalona [2] 6/1
2)  Hazel Lavery (Morecombe, E O’Leary, R Scarborough) Charlie Hills 3-9-01 Michael Hills [6] 4/1
3)  Lacily (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [10] 5/1
4)  Salford Art (Tony Thompson & Matthew Green) David Elsworth 3-8-12 Johnny Mutagh [8]
5)  Miracle Maid (Dominic Burke) Clive Cox 3-8-12 Adam Kirby [3]
6)  What’s Up (A & A) Kevin Ryan 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer [7]
7)  Petaluma (Jon & Julia Aisbitt) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Martin Harley [5]
8)  Arsaadi (Sultan Ali) William Haggas 3-8-12 Ahmed Ajtebi [1] 5/2 Fav
9)  Bon Allumage (Ennismore Racing I) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-12 Tom Queally [4]
10)  Red Hand (Waratah Thoroughbreds) John Gosden 3-8-12 William Buick [11]
 
10 ran  Non-Runner: Cubanita (Going)
Breeder: Darley Breeding: b f Monsun (GER) - Kazzia (GER) (Zinaad)
Time: 2m 09.75s Distances: 7, 3¼, 1, 4, 1¾, ½, 10, 8, 6   
Tote Win: £7.70 Places: £2.90; £2.00; £2.10 Exacta: £46.40
 
Winning Trainer:-Name: Al Zarooni, Mahmood Born: October 15, 1976, Dubai Based: Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket Background: Started riding endurance horses in desert when 17, spent a season and half with Rod Simpson at Ghantoot Racing Club on outskirts of Dubai, progressing from groom to assistant trainer. In 1999, moved to the Sharjah stables of Ali Al Raihe where gained first experience of working with thoroughbreds. An opportunity arose ahead of 2008/2009 Dubai season when Sheikh Mohammed took him to assist Mubarak bin Shafya at Al Asifa Stables. Became one of Saeed bin Suroor's assistants after 2009 Dubai World Cup meeting, before being appointed as one of Godolphin’s trainers in March, 2010. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic Wins (1): Darley Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting) First Runner (and First Winner): Calming Influence, Godolphin Mile, Meydan, March 27, 2010 First Winner In Britain: Lion Mountain, Coral TV Maiden Stakes, Pontefract, April 28, 2010 First Group Winner in Britain: Rewilding, Group Two Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, August 17, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Mehl-Mulhens-Renn (German 2,000 Guineas) (2010 Frozen Power), Deutsches Derby (2010 Buzzword), Gran Criterium (2010 Biondetti), Dubai Sheema Classic (2011 Rewilding), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2011 Gamilati), german-thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes (2011 Discourse), Artemis Goodwood Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Shadwell Fillies Mile (2011 Lyric Of Light) Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (2012 Capponi) Dubai World Cup (2012 Monterosso) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2011 Rewilding)Wins (2010-2011): 43; 81 Wins in 2012: 4 
 
Winning Jockey: Barzalona, Mickael Born: August 3, 1991, Avignon  Background: Nephew of former Flat and National Hunt jockey Armand Barzalona and grandson of Corsican trainer Christian Barzalona. Spent four years at the French Jockeys’ School in Govieux before joining the legendary stable of Andre Fabre in 2009 under the recommendation of former jockey Sylvain Guillot. Rides mainly for Fabre and is retained by the Wertheimers as their second jockey in France behind Olivier Peslier. Started riding Godolphin’s French runners in the September 2009 and rode out for the operation in Dubai the following winter. British Classic winners (1): Pour Moi (2011 Investec Derby) First Ride for Godolphin: Colonial (6th), Prix de la Rochette, Longchamp, September 6, 2009. First Win in Britain: Ocean War, Download Blue Square iphone App Maiden Stakes, Newmarket, April 13, 2011 (his second ride in the country) First Group One Win: Wavering, Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary , Longchamp, May 22, 2011 Other Big Race Wins Include: DRC Gold Cup (2010 Sabotage), UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (2011 Khawlah) UK Wins (2011): 12 Wins in 2012 (UK): 3
 
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.35pm AL RAYAN HANDICAP
Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo rated 81-100 (also open to horses rated 80 or below), 1m 2f. Highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after April 28, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,450; 2nd: £3,728 3rd: £1,864; 4th: £932; 5th: £466; 6th: £234 
 
1)  Sparkling Portrait, (Mike Browne) Richard Fahey 3-8-13 Tony Hamilton [1] 4/1
2)  Deia Sunrise (Michael Kerr-Dineen, M Hughes, Rachel Hood) John Gosden 3-8-7 William Buick [4] 5/1
3)  Open Water (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XXVI) Andrew Balding 3-8-10 Jimmy Fortune [8] 7/1
4)  Mubaraza (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-10 Paul Hanagan [6]
5)  Ocean Tempest (W McLuskey & C Little) John Ryan 3-8-06 Kirsty Milczarek [9]
6)  Jupiter Storm (Heart Of The South Racing) Gary Moore 3-8-11 Ryan Moore [5]
7)  Samba King (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-9-07 Mickael Barzalona [10] 7/2 Fav
8)  Good Luck (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Martin Harley [2]
9)  Nelson’s Bay (Raymond Tooth) Brian Meehan 3-8-10 Shane Kelly [11]
10)  Cravat, (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-02 Joe Fanning [7] 
 
10 ran  Non-Runner: Gold Rally (Vets Cert, Bad Scope)
Breeder: Dukes Stud & Overbury Stallions Ltd Breeding: b c Excellent Art - Time Crystal (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Time: 2m 11.81s Distances: ¾, 1½, 3¾, 4, 1, 14, 2, sh, 2   
Tote Win: £4.80 Places: £1.90; £2.40; £2.40 Exacta: £31.40
 
Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Based: Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Background: Born in Nigeria and raised in County Meath, Ireland, Richard was formerly a jockey who rode 108 winners under both codes and was joint champion conditional rider for the 1988/89 season. He quit the saddle in 1992 to concentrate on his livery yard near Malton before for a dual-purpose licence in 1993. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (2010 Wootton Bassett) totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road); Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium, 2007 Charlie Tokyo, 2008 Flying Clarets), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), totesport Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Greenlands Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom), Victoria Racing Club International Stakes (2010 Castles In The Air), 32Red.com Bunbury Cup (2011 Brae Hill), Palace House Stakes (2012 Mayson) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) First Royal Ascot Winner: Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium) Horses in training (1995-2012): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84; 100; 94; 97; 119; 73 Wins (1993-2011): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 37; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87; 85; 113; 165; 181; 151 Wins in 2012: 25
 
Winning jockey:-Name: Hamilton, Tony Paul Born: July 21, 1983 Based: c/o Richard Fahey, Mews House, Musley Bank, Malton, North Yorks Apprenticeship: With David Nicholls First Ride: Sir Jack (Hambleton Classified Stakes, Thirsk, April 14, 2000) First winner: Rafters Music (Hands And Heels Apprentice Handicap, Doncaster, May 27, 2000) Wins (2000-2011): 7; 6; 10; 22; 26; 35; 24; 38; 43; 64; 29; 39 Wins in 2012: 10
 
 
 
 
 


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