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Tuesday, June 14, 2005



Today’s attendance was provisionally announced as 35,982, set against an Ascot first-day attendance of 47,263 in 2004.

Nick Smith, Head of Public Relations, said: “In terms of racecourse capacities, this represents a very healthy start to the week given that Ascot can accommodate 80,000 and York 56,000.

“You have to remember that to support the traffic plan and to ensure that everyone who came was briefed as part of their ticket package, we took the decision not to promote ticket sales on the day. At Ascot we sell thousands on the day on the Tuesday.

“Looking ahead to the rest of the week, as at Ascot, we will build attendance throughout the week and we are sold out in the Grandstand from now on.”


Today’s Tote on-course cash turnover was £936,287, compared to £1,605,887 on the opening day of Royal Ascot in 2004.

“We are happy with the figures given that the crowd was 25 per cent down on the normal Royal Ascot in Berkshire and we had 392 machines today as opposed to 620 in Ascot,” said Tote spokesman Damian Walker.

“Putting the figure into perspective on the first day of York’s Ebor Meeting last year, when there were seven races, we turned over £647,000.”


The going is being kept at good to firm and Clerk of the Course William Derby said: “The forecast is for showers tomorrow morning and we will review the state of the ground again then.”

The top bend of the course was looked at during and after racing following a few horses slipping. It was decided to spike and sand the bend.

High Point came down on the bend in the Ascot Stakes, while Pastoral Pursuits lost his footing turning into the straight in the Queen Anne Stakes.

Kieren Fallon reported to the stewards that the course on the rails and one off the rails on the bend was riding all right but further out it was slippery.


Thursday’s running of the Gold Cup is set to feature its largest ever field with 18 runners going forward at today’s 48-hour declaration stage. The largest field previously in the Group One, first run in 1807, was 17 in the 1999 race won by Enzeli.

Last year’s winner Papineau is one of three Godolphin-owned entries alongside seven-year-old Razkalla, the mount of Mick Kinane, and Fight Your Corner, winner of Sandown’s Henry II Stakes last time out.

Several of Fight Your Corner’s rivals are set to reoppose over this longer trip including the Aidan O’Brien-trained Wolfe Tone, who finished fourth at Sandown, Jardines Lookout (12th), Darasim (14th) and Sun Bird (15th).

But the favourite is likely to be French raider Westerner, second last year and trained by Elie Lellouche for Alec Wildenstein and an impressive winner of both his starts this season.

The 2003 Gold Cup winner Mr Dinos, who has not run since finishing sixth in the race 12 months ago, makes his reappearance while the Jamie Poulton-trained Corrib Eclipse has also tasted victory at the Royal Meeting already, landing the 2m 6f Queen Alexandra Stakes 12 months ago

Mark Johnston has won this race three times in the last 10 years and is represented by Darasim and Winged D’Argent while Darsalam, a former inmate of his Middleham stable, is sent to York from the Czech Republic. The four-year-old won a Group Three at Baden Baden last time out.

Four-time Irish St Leger winner Vinnie Roe, the neck second in the 2002 Gold Cup, represents top Irish trainer Dermot Weld while Franklins Gardens has already scored at York this year, taking the Group Two Yorkshire Cup in May.

Last year’s Vodafone Derby fourth Percussionist, now with Co Durham handler Howard Johnson, was bought by owner Graham Wylie for 340,000 guineas at Doncaster Sales in November specifically with this race in mind.

The field is completed by the Walter Swinburn-trained Barolo, who finished third at Goodwood last month when Shabernak was sixth, while the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Distinction will bid to bounce back having suffered interference at Chester last time out.


The going on the Knavesmire for the opening day of Royal Ascot at York is


Clerk of the course William Derby said at 10.30am: “We have had no overnight rain and just a few spits and spats so far this morning. Yesterday we had 1.6mm, but nothing significant. The going remains good to firm.”

He added: “The forecast is for showers and brightening up during the day.

“Tomorrow we are expecting rain in the morning with it brightening up later.”


American jockey David Nuesch, having his first ride in England on Mighty Beau in the Group Two King’s Stand Stakes this afternoon, arrived at Royal Ascot at York thein time to walk the five-furlong track before watching videos of previous races.

Virginia-born Nuesch, 35, flew in from Canada on Monday hoping that Mighty Beau will provide him with a memorable first ride here. He has partnered Mighty Beau on four occasions, winning twice on him at Hollywood Park.

“He’s pretty fast and has always been close to the pace in his races. But this last year he has seemed to mature and been starting a bit slower and finishing well. So hopefully he will adapt to whatever is required in the British conditions.

“I am looking forward to watching re-runs of previous ‘King’s Stands’, though I realise they will have been at Ascot and not here.”

Nuesch, who is based in Southern California and has nearly 3,000 winners in his saddlebag, is in England for a week. If Mighty Beau, who is trained by Jeff Mullins in the States, acquits himself well this afternoon he will be on board again in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes on Saturday.

He has been riding in Vancouver and Macau recently but this is his first experience of European racing. Looking round at the top hats and pretty dresses, he smiled: “This is very different to back home. A bit more over the top, but the ultimate goal is still the same - to be a winner. It’s the same where ever you ride - the better you do the more you like the place.”

Trainer Jeff Mullins commented this morning: “Might Beau is doing really good. I don’t think he can be in any better form and we are hoping for a big performance from him.

“The only thing different here is that he is going to have to run straight rather than around turns. We hope he breaks straight and runs to his best. He is a fast horse and if he gets on an easy lead for half a mile I think he can keep going.”


The Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot at York tomorrow (Wednesday) heralds the eagerly-awaited return to action of last year’s champion filly Ouija Board in a thrilling clash with Ireland’s Azamour.

Ouija Board, who will be partnered by Jamie Spencer, has been working well at Newmarket in preparation for her seasonal reappearance but trainer Ed Dunlop has always insisted that her first race will not be the bee-all and end-all of her campaign. “There are plenty of races for her and we could well go back to the Breeders’ Cup at Belmont Park in October”, he said.

After stunning victories last year in the Epsom Oaks and then at the Curragh in the Irish Oaks, Ouija Board went to Texas to take the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare at Lone Star Park.

Her toughest rival is likely to be Azamour, winner of last year’s St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and unlucky in running when fourth behind Grey Swallow on his reappearance in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month.

In the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in September, Azamour came late to collar Norse Dancer, one of tomorrow’s runners, by half a length.

Norse Dancer has been second or third at Group 1 level no less than five times and if any horse deserves to win in top company it is David Elsworth’s five-year-old. As the trainer says: “He is long overdue a big one.”

Kieren Fallon rides Ace for Aidan O’Brien. They finished third to Grey Swallow and Bago at the Curragh, while Australia’s globetrotter, Elvstroem, is sure to be in the thick of the action as usual.

France’s Touch of Land finished fourth behind Valixir in the Group 1 Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp where Elvstroem was ahead of him in second spot.

Clive Brittain’s dual Coronation Cup winner Warrsan is none the worse for his exertions behind Yeats at Epsom the week before last.


The Barry Hills-trained Red Clubs has been well supported to win the opening Coventry Stakes (2.30pm), supported from 8/1 into 6/1 with totesport, 7/1 from 15/2 with Cashmans and 13/2 from 7/1 with Paddy Power.

Value seekers in the same race have also latched onto the David Barron-trained Imperial Sword, who has halved in price from 100/1 into 50/1 with Paddy Power and Cashmans.

The Pricewise tip Striking Ambition has predictably been backed for the King’s Stand Stakes (3.05pm) with SkyBet - who were joint biggest at 11/1 this morning - shortening Roger Charlton’s charge into 8/1 and Paddy Power clipping his price from 10/1 to 9/1.

In the same race, American raider Mighty Beau has been supported into 12/1 from 16/1 with SkyBet.

Another Pricewise tip, Valixir, has been cut from 11/2 into 9/2 for the Queen Anne Stakes (4.20pm) with SkyBet and Coral, who have also taken “reasonable money” for Starcraft but have kept his price at 5/1.

Interest in the St James’s Palace Stakes (3.45pm) has been limited until Godolphin’s running plans have been finalised although Dubawi is 9/4 from 5/2 with Paddy Power and William Hill.

The multiple champion National Hunt trainer Martin Pipe has won the Ascot Stakes(4.55pm) five times before and Penny Pictures (14/1 from 16/1 with Paddy Power and 12/1 from 18/1 with totesport) has been backed to give him a sixth success. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Coconut Beach, Pricewise’s third selection, is 7/1 from 8/1 with Powers and 13/2 from 8/1 with totepsort.

Coral have seen “shrewd support” for Contact Dancer in the same race , cutting Mark Johnston’s charge from 12/1 to 10/1 while he is 9/1 from from 12/1 with SkyBet.



Barry Hills kicked off Royal Ascot at York in fine style, saddling Red Clubs to win the opening Coventry Stakes in eyecatching style from the northerners Pacific Pride and Amadeus Wolf.

Winning owner Ronnie Arculli, chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, has been a regular visitor to Royal Ascot but this time he was in Sydney, Australia.

Speaking by phone to his racing manager Adrian Nicholl, of the BBA Ireland, minutes after the field had flashed past the post he said: “It’s ironic that the one year I can’t be at Ascot we have a good horse. But I am delighted.”

Nicholl bought Red Clubs for 40,000 guineas at the Newmarket October Sales and said: “He is not very big, but he is all heart.”

Hills said: “I was very impressed with Red Clubs when he won at Newmarket. He is very laid back with a good temperament. You wouldn’t know you’d got; you could put him at the bottom of your bed if you wanted.

“He is very professional and I am looking forward to running him over seven furlongs in races like the National Stakes at The Curragh and the Champagne at Doncaster.”

Winning jockey Michael Hills, son of the trainer, said: “He really is professional. When I give him the office, he sticks his head down and quickens. When dad is confident, I am too.”

Red Clubs was introduced into the betting for next year’s 2,000 Guineas at 33-1 by Cashmans and 20-1 favourite by Paddy Power.


Many of the jockeys riding in the first race felt that the recent rain had loosened up up the top of the ground.

“It’s very loose on top but firm underneath,” said Darryll Holland.

Chris Catlin said: “It’s good to firm but very loose on top.”

Kevin Darley said: “It’s good fast ground, it has to be to have done that in 1 minute 10 seconds.”

Kerrin McEvoy added: “It’s good ground - damp on top but firm underneath.”

Ted Durcan commented: “It’s lively but there’s no harm in it - it’s nice ground.”



Leading French sprinter Chineur gave his 34-year-old trainer Mikel Delzangles and the jockey of the moment Christophe Lemaire a first British victory when running away with the Group Two King’s Stand Stakes, the British lef of the Global Sprint Challenge, by a length and three-quarters.

But it was not Delzangle’s first visit to the Knavesmire. “I worked for Jimmy FitzGerald in Malton around 15 years ago,” he recalled. “And the first time I ever came racing in Britain was when Sapience landed the Ebor here at York.

“I expected this horse to run well, he won very easily when racing against The Tatling last time,” added Chantilly-based Delzangles, who has had a licence for four years and trains the winner for his godmother, the Marquesa De Moratalla.

“The next step will be a Group One, we have a choice between the Nunthorpe here in August or the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp, which we would be probably more likely to go for although I think he’d be OK over six furlongs.”

Lemaire added: “Every time he has raced in France this year, he has improved and the ground doesn’t matter to him, it can be fast or soft. He never breaks very well but soon settles and I think because of that six furlongs will not be a problem, especially as he won so easily today.”

The Frenchman rides Touch Of Land in tomorrow’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes and added: “I hope there is not too much more rain for him as he likes fast ground but I expect a good run from him.

“The Prix d’Ispahan was his first run of the season. We would be happy with third tomorrow - we are racing against some good horses.”



Boogie Street, who started favourite but finished only fifth at Salisbury on Sunday, returned to the big stage in top form beating all but Chineur in the Kings Stand Stakes, the British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge.

“I think he was taking the piss out of me the other day,” said Richard Hughes on dismounting.

Trainer Richard Hannon admitted: “I don’t know what happened there. The only thing I can think of is that we disappointed him. Today the ground beat him; it’s loose out there and he’s a firm-ground horse. He is in the Golden Jubilee on Saturday but we’ll wait for firm ground and five furlongs.”

Barry Hills, who was responsible for third-placed Moss Vale, said: “He has been unlucky in his races, but it’ll come right for him. Six furlongs would have suited him; he was half a stride behind the pace all the time. The ground was just quick enough for him.”

American-trained Mighty Beau finished fifth. Part Owner Tony Carolan said: “He has come back with a slight nick but if he’s all right he will run in the Golden Jubilee Stakes on Saturday.”

His jockey David Nuesch said: “It would have been a lot better to have won but it was fine.”

The stewards noted that Mighty Beau had interfered with the unplaced Celtic Mill at the three-furlong marker but were satisfied that the incident did not involvea riding offence or improve Mighty Beau’s placing.They took no action.



Shamardal slammed his field in the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes and is now all set for a showdown with the Vodafone Derby winner Motivator in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes over 10 furlongs at Sandown on July 2.

Leading from pillar to post under Australian Kerrin McEvoy, who was deputising for the suspended Frankie Dettori, Shamardal, last year’s champion two-year-old, had only run nine days ago when he scrambled home in the French Derby at Chantilly, having previously taken the French Guineas. Shamardal remains unbeaten on turf.

“Now we must go for the Eclipse against Motivator,” beamed Sheikh Mohammed, who heads up the Godolphin operation. “I think it would be good for racing for the two horses to meet at Sandown. At a mile and a quarter, I think Shamardal might be able to meet Motivator. But Motivator is a very good horse.”

Once the field had swung into the straight McEvoy quickened the pace and soon had the entire field in trouble, winning by three lengths. Ad Valorem came home best of the others.

It was only an hour before the race that Sheikh Mohammed and his brother Sheikh Maktoum decided to withdraw Dubawi and switch McEvoy to Shamardal in place of Kevin Darley because of the ground conditions.

“If the rain had come we would have run Dubawi,” added Sheikh Mohammed. “Now Dubawi will wait for the better ground and maybe races like the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville.

“We were not worried about running Shamardal so soon after winning the French Derby because he has been in very good form. He is tough.”

Simon Crisford, racing manager to Godolphin, said: “We knew were taking a risk running Shamardal so soon. Kerrin is always very calm and was ice cool today. But Frankie is our number one, we missed him today as he sat on the beach in Sardinia.”

He added: “Shamardal has continued to progress with each race and today he fulfilled our expectations and more.”

McEvoy said: “Shamardal is uncomplicated and an easier horse to ride than Dubawi and I was glad that Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Maktoum made the decision they did.

“Of course, it was tough on Frankie to miss this meeting but he has been a great help to me and I am going to give him a call to see what he thinks. I know he will be pleased for me and the team.

“There was pressure today because it was such an important race. But that a part of being a jockey that I like. A bit of pressure brings out the best in you.

”Shamardal was the easiest winner of a Group race I have ridden.”



Although no match for the impressive winner Shamardal, last season’s Middle Park Stakes hero Ad Valorem made a promising comeback when second in the St James’s Palace Stakes.

The runner-up’s trainer Aidan O’Brien also saddled third-placed Oratorio, who bounced back from a disappointment when failing to stay in the Vodafone Derby.

“Ad Valorem ran a lovely race, Mick (Kinane) said he stumbled when the stalls opened but was delighted with it. He came home very well and we learned that he gets a mile,” said O’Brien. “Oratorio is a real tough hardy horse and takes his races very well, he’ll improve with all the racing he gets.

“We know we can try him over a mile and a quarter again although we won’t send him over a mile and a half.”

Ad Valorem’s rider Mick Kinane added: “He stumbled coming out of the stalls but then picked up and ran a very encouraging first race of the season.”

Indesatchel disappointed when finishing last of the eight runners and his rider Jamie Spencer said: “I wasn’t happy after 100 yards, he was never going and is a horse that normally travels very fluently.”


A new star was born in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes when the Andre Fabre-trained Valixir scored by a facile length and a half from the hot favourite Rakti, who had become agitated on the way to the post.

It was a first Royal Ascot, and York, victory for jockey Christophe Soumillon, who was delighted with the success.

“I wanted to follow Rakti more and was waiting, waiting and waiting and when I wanted to take a breath he wanted to go on so I came too early,” said Soumillon.

“I had two or three bumps from the horse on my outside when turning for home which upset his balance a bit but really it was a perfect race. It’s my first winner at York and Royal Ascot and I’m happy to see the French horses do so well today as it means our horses in France are good.

“Before the race I didn’t think about winning because I knew that Rakti was an unbelievable horse, that’s why I was so excited after passing the post and threw my whip into the crowd.

“I’d like to ride more horses in England, like (Olivier) Peslier, and another year I’d like to be back riding every day at Royal Ascot with four or five rides each day. As it is I’m due to come back here on Saturday to ride one for Jeremy Noseda (Balmont).”

The winner was part of the late Jean-Luc Lagardere’s bloodstock empire, bought by the Aga Khan earlier in the year.

The owner added: “It has worked out very well and I had never had horses with Andre Fabre before, but he is an oustanding trainer.

“We were worried about coming to the front too soon, which happened, as he is a horse that has to be held up. Christophe said that he found himself in front earlier than he expected.”

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Philip Robinson claimed that Rakti lost his race as he went out on to the course.

“A racegoer leaning over the rails started to ‘click-click-click’ on our way from the paddock,” said a disappointed Robinson. “It couldn’t have been a worse thing to have happened. Rakti caught on and that was it.

“He suddenly became a handful and was burning up vital energy. I don’t want to take anything away from the winner who is a very good horse but Rakti was on edge after that and there is nothing you can do about it. He was fighting me on the way down and I was pleased to get him pulled up when I did.”

Michael Jarvis said: “He got a bit buzzed up but there were no real excuses. Philip did well to stay on him out on the course because I thought he was going to go through the rails. He was beaten by a better horse on the day.”

Asked if he gets very nervous when Rakti runs, Jarvis replied: “Yes, he does get you that way. But I am very proud of him. After all, he has won six Group Ones. We might go for the Sussex Stakes now.”

Starcraft, from Down Under, was having his first race since arriving at Luca Cumani’s stables and ran a blinder to finish third.

“They went a good gallop and he ran a great race,” said Cumani. “He will come on for that and I am satisfied for today but I hope I’ll be happy next time. That could be in the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown or the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.”



County Meath trainer Tony Martin, who loves to lay one out for a big race, was ecstatic after 9/1 chance Leg Spinner lasted home by a nail-biting head from Golden Quest in the Ascot Stakes.

Leg Spinner had shown considerable promise in his last race at Leopardstown and Martin, who won the same race in 2000 with Barba Papa, beamed: “I like to set up a plan and, touch wood, it came off.

“We started thinking about this race back in the winter. On the better ground in the spring, the horse started to come and here we are. I am very pleased for the man who owns him.”

That happens to be Bill Moffett, a property developer from Moira, County Armagh who owned that talented jumper Ross Moff.

He said: “This is the first Flat horse I have owned, though I usually have a jumper or two in training.

“I didn’t have a bet. I don’t bet really, sometimes just enough for a good party. To come here to Royal Ascot and take a race home really is something, I’ll tell you.”



Golden Quest, ridden by 7lb claimer Greg Fairley, just failed to catch Leg Spinner by a head in a great finish to the Ascot Stakes (Handicap) and trainer Mark Johnston was full of praise for the jockey.

“It posed a dilemma to have four runners that were drawn 14, 15, 18 and 19 and I was adamant that they had to get across if they were going to win travelling round all these bends,” said Johnston.

“We had three much more experienced jockeys on my other horses but Greg was the one in a spot-on position throughout, the best of all my horses.

“He rode fantastically in a ding-dong finish and Golden Quest came back again when asked for an effort.”

High Point came down on the home turn and his jockey Simon Whitworth returned to the weighing room unscathed.



The Mick Channon-trained Championship Point maintained his unbeaten record when landing the concluding Chesham Stakes by three-quarters of a length from Global Genius.

“He needs further and you’d almost say he’d want a mile now although he’ll be sticking to seven furlongs. I trained the dam (Flying Squaw) and he can only get better he loves to gallop,” said Channon.

“I think our two-year-olds are alright this season and the one in the first (Zato) ran very well.”

The winner, jockey Ted Durcan’s first Royal Ascot success, was bought by bloodstock agent Gill Richardson for 85,000 guineas as a yearling at Tattersalls in October.

Class 1, Group Two, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050

1 RED CLUBS (Ronnie Arculli) Barry Hills 2- 8-12 Michael Hills [2] 11-2
2 PACIFIC PRIDE (Andrea & Graham Wylie) Howard Johnson 2- 8-12 Robert Winston [6] 66-1
3 AMADEUS WOLF (J Duddy & B McDonald) Kevin Ryan 2- 8-12 Neil Callan [15] 9-1
4 SIR XAAR (Pinnacle Xaar Partnership) Bryan Smart 2- 8-12 Kevin Darley [5]
5 MARCUS ANDRONICUS (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2- 8-12 Kieren Fallon [3]
6 ZATO (Derek & Jean Clee) Mick Channon 2- 8-12 Ted Durcan [7]
7 LEAGUE CHAMPION (H E Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed) Gerard Butler 2- 8-12 Jamie Spencer [12]
8 AMIGONI (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2- 8-12 Mick Kinane [13]
9 COOL CREEK (Michael Pescod & Justin Dowley) Richard Hannon 2- 8-12 Ryan Moore [11]
10 EMIRATES GOLD (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2- 8-12 Kerrin McEvoy [9]
11 TENT (M Myers And ‘Ten’) Jamie Osborne 2- 8-12 Shane Kelly [14]
12 TO SENDER (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2- 8-12 Richard Hughes [8] 5-2fav
13 BA FOXTROT (The Highlife Racing Club) Mick Channon 2- 8-12 Chris Catlin [1]
14 TRANS SONIC (Eurostrait Ltd) Alan Jarvis 2- 8-12 Darryll Holland [4]

14 ran Non-runner: No 6 Imperial Sword (not under starter’s orders)
Time: 1 min 10.91 secs Distances: 1 3/4, 1 1/4, hd, 1/2, 1, 1/2, 1 1/2, 2, nk, nk, 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 2 1/2
Breeder: J Fiske Breeding: b c Red Ransom - Two Clubs (First Trump)
Tote Win: £6.80 Places: £2.50; £13.90; £3.50 Exacta: £799.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (4) 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House, 1999 Distant Music), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Chester Vase (1979 Cracaval, 1973 Proverb, 1999 Peshtigo, 2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Dee Stakes (1970 Golden Monad, 1972 Our Mirage, 1973 Natsun, 1975 Ravel, 1979 Two Of Diamonds, 1985 Infantry, 1987 Sir Harry Lewis, 1989 Free Sweater, 1990 Blue Stag, 1998 Prolix, 2002 Sohaib), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1987 Chaudennay, 1992 Aquamarine, 1994 Bolas, 1998 High And Low, 1999 Valentine Girl, 2005 Alumni)
Wins in a season (1987-2004): 96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84:79:78:109:72:107:91:107:82 Horses in training (1984-2005):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168, 186, 148 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn Royal Ascot Wins: 19 Major Royal Ascot Wins: Hardwicke Stakes (1973 Rheingold), Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), St James’s Palce Stakes (1986 Sure Blade), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1997 Royal Applause), King Edward VII Stakes (2001 Storming Home) Wins this year: 30

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp),
Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island) Wins (1990-2004):61,65,91,86,89,74,80,84,61,94,73,58,66,58,66 Wins this Year: 19 Other details: champion apprentice 1983. Royal Ascot wins: (12) First Royal Ascot win: King Edward VII Stakes (June 15, 1993 Beneficial) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp)


Class 1, Group Two, £140,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 5f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2004, a winner of a Group Two race 3lb; of a Group One race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £87,556.80; 2nd: £33,211.20; 3rd: £16,605.60; 4th: £7,548; 5th: £3,774; 6th: £2,264.40

1 CHINEUR (Marquesa De Moratalla) Mikel Delzangles FR 4- 9-02 Christophe Lemaire [8] 7-1
2 BOOGIE STREET (Hippodrome Racing) Richard Hannon 4- 9-02 Richard Hughes [11] 16-1
3 MOSS VALE (John Grant & Cheveley Park Stud) Barry Hills 4- 9-02 Michael Hills [5] 14-1
4 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (Exors of the Late R Carstairs) David Oughton HK 7- 9-07 Mick Kinane [4]
5 MIGHTY BEAU (Michael Cloonan) Jeff Mullins USA 6- 9-02 David Nuesch [17]
6 VAR (Mohammed Rashid) Clive Brittain 6- 9-07 Johnny Murtagh [9] 11-2jt-fav
7 THE TATLING (Dab Hand Racing) Milton Bradley 8- 9-02 Darryll Holland [16] 11-2jt-fav
8 FAYR JAG (Jonathan Gill) Tim Easterby 6- 9-02 Willie Supple [3]
9 DISTINCTLY GAME (Mr & Mrs Julian & Rosie Richer) Kevin Ryan 3- 8-10 Neil Callan [14]
10 TOURNEDOS (Vimal Khosla) John Akehurst 3- 8-10 Gary Carter [6]
11 NIGHT PROSPECTOR (Tom Queally) Pip Payne 5- 9-02 Tom Queally [10]
12 ORIENTOR (F Brady, E Bruce & S Bruce) Jim Goldie 7- 9-02 Kieren Fallon [2]
13 STRIKING AMBITION (Peter Webb) Roger Charlton 5- 9-02 Jimmy Fortune [7]
14 CELTIC MILL (Peter Asquith) David Barker 7- 9-05 Philip Robinson [12]
15 BENBAUN (Ransley, Birks, Hillen) Mark Wallace 4- 9-02 Pat Smullen [1]
16 TEXAS GOLD (C Edginton) William Muir 7- 9-02 Martin Dwyer [13]

16 ran Non-runners: No 4 Avonbridge (vet’s certificate) & No 10 Mornin Reserves (vet’s certificate)
Time: 57.55secs Distances: 1 3/4, nk, sh, 1, hd, 2, 3/4, sh, 1 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, sh, nk, 1 1/2, sh
Breeder: C Humphris Breeding: b c Fasliyev - Wardara (Sharpo)
Tote Win: £8.60 Places: £2.80; £4.20; £5.40 Exacta: £127.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Mikel Delzangles Background: Born in Biarritz in the Basque country, his Godmother is the Marquesa de Moratella. After working for Jimmy FitzGerald, joined Alain de Royer-Dupre for 10 years. Based: in the formerly Mahmoud Fustok-owned yard at Gouvieux, near Chantilly, which lay empty for almost 10 years after Fustok terminated his French racing interests. Delzangles moved in with 25 horses on July 1, 2003, and he shares the yard with fellow trainer Emmanuel Chevalier du Feu. Date Of First Trainer’s Licence: 2001 First Success: Saratan (Deauville, Prix de Bayeux Handicap, August, 2001) First Group Success: Saratan (Deauville, Prix de Bayeux Handicap, August, 2001) Big Race Wins include: Prix du Palais-Royal (2003 Saratan) Royal Ascot Successes: (1) Chineur (2005 King’s Stand Stakes)

Winning jockey:-Name: Lemaire, Christophe Age: 24 Background: attached to Andre Fabre’s stable having become a professional rider against his father’s wishes. Gained 14 winners as an amateur. Big Race Wins: Prix Kergorlay (2002 Cut Quartz), Prix La Force (2003 Vespone), Grand Prix de Paris (2003 Vespone), Prix Marcel Boussac (2003 Denebola), King’s Stand Stakes (2005 Chineur) First Group Victory: Prix Kergorlay (2002 Cut Quartz) First Group One Victory: Prix Jean Prat (June 1, 2003, Chantilly, Vespone) Royal Ascot Successes: (1) King’s Stand Stakes (2005 Chineur)


Class 1, Group One, £225,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo entire colts, 1m. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £130,500; 2nd: £49,500; 3rd: £24,750; 4th: £11,250; 5th: £5,625; 6th: £3,375

1 SHAMARDAL (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3- 9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [2]
2 AD VALOREM (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3- 9-00 Mick Kinane [4] 8-1
3 ORATORIO (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3- 9-00 Kieren Fallon [7] 13-2
4 ROCAMADOUR (Salem Suhail) Mick Channon 3- 9-00 Ted Durcan [3]
5 KANDIDATE (Tony Richards) Clive Brittain 3- 9-00 Seb Sanders [9]
6 TUCKER (Ray Richards) David Elsworth 3- 9-00 Richard Quinn [5]
7 VANADIUM (Bolton Grange) James Given 3- 9-00 Eddie Ahern [8]
8 INDESATCHEL (Michael Nolan) David Wachman IRE 3- 9-00 Jamie Spencer [1]

8 ran Non-runner: No 2 Dubawi (ground) Time: 1 min 37.18secs Distances: 3, 1 3/4, nk, 3, hd, 7, 26
Breeder: Brilliant Stable Breeding: b c Giant’s Causeway - Helsinki (Machiavellian)
Tote Win: £2.30 Places: £1.40; £2.10; £1.70 Exacta: £14.00

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. British Classic wins: (10) UltimatePoker.com 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), UltimatePoker.com 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins include:American Oaks (2002 Jilbab), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2005 Papineau), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture), Breeders Cup Turf (2001 Fantastic Light), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park, 1999 Mukhalif), Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), French 2000 Guineas (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Gazelle Handicap (2002 Imperial Gesture), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2001 Kutub), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly), Grosser Bugatti Preis (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light), Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr),Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool), Premio Vittorio Di Capua (2001 and 2002 Slickly), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Wins in a season (1995-2004) 14:48:41:38:41:22:24:21:23:115 Wins this year: 11 First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot wins (27): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1996 Charnwood Forest, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Intikhab, 1999 Cape Cross, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Hardwicke Stakes (1997 Predappio, 2004 Doyen), Windsor Castle Stakes (1997 Asfurah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Ribblesdale Stakes (1998 Bahr, 1999 Fairy Queen, Punctilious) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool, 2004 Duke Of Venice), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal)

Winning jockey:-Name: Kerrin McEvoy Born: Streaky Bay, Australia Background: Father Philip was a jockey - he hails from the fishing hamlet of Streaky Bay, six hours west of Adelaide in Australia. He has partnered winners worldwide, has ridden in Dubai for the past three winters and also in Hong Kong. Appointed number two rider behind Frankie Dettori for Godolphin in March 2004. Big Race Victories: St Leger (2004 rule Of Law), Grosser Preis von Baden (2004 Warrsan), Melbourne Cup (2000 Brew - second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia's premier race) First Ride In Britain: Realism, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, Freephone Stanleybet Flat vJump Jockeys Handicap, 3rd First Winner In Britain: Destination Dubai, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, stanleybet.com Maiden Stakes First Classic Ride In Britain: Sundrop, Sunday, May 2, 2004, Newmarket, UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2nd) First Royal Ascot Success: St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal) Wins in 2004: 44 Wins This Year: 21


Class 1, Group One, £285,880 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 1m. Weights: colts & gelings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb (southern hemisphere allowance: 4yo 2lb). Penalty Values: 1st: £165,810.40; 2nd: £62,893.60; 3rd: £31,446.80; 4th: £14,294; 5th: £7,147; 6th: £4,288.20

1 VALIXIR (H H Aga Khan) Andre Fabre FR 4- 9-00 Christophe Soumillon [1] 4/1
2 RAKTI (Gary Tanaka) Michael Jarvis 6- 9-00 Philip Robinson [5] 5/6fav
3 STARCRAFT (The Australian Syndicate) Luca Cumani 5- 9-00 Darryll Holland [2] 7/1
4 MAC LOVE (Vimal Khosla) John Akehurst 4- 9-00 Gary Carter [6]
5 AKIMBO (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 4- 9-00 Richard Hughes [10]
6 MARTILLO (Gestut Hony-Hof) Ralf Suerland GER 5- 9-00 Stephane Pasquier [7]
7 PASTORAL PURSUITS (The Pursuits & National Stud Partnership) Hughie Morrison 4- 9-00 Steve Drowne [9]
8 BABODANA (M Bowring) Mark Tompkins 5- 9-00 Neil Callan [8]
9 PRINCE KIRK (Scuderia Pieffegi) Emilio Borromeo 5- 9-00 Marco Monteriso [4]
10 HURRICANE ALAN (I Wight) Richard Hannon 5- 9-00 Ryan Moore [3]

10 ran Time: 1min 36.64secs Distances: 1 1/2, 1/2, 3 1/2, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 6, 1 3/4, 7, 19
Breeder: SNC Lagardere Elevage Breeding: b c Trempolino - Vadlamixa (Linamix)
Tote Win: £5.10 Places: £1.50; £1.20; £1.80 Exacta: £9.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Fabre, Andre (FR) Date of Birth 9/12/45. British Classic wins: (4) Vodafone Oaks (1993 Intrepidity), 2000 Guineas (1993 Zafonic, 1995 Pennekamp), St Leger (1991Toulon) Major wins include: French Derby (1997 Peintre Celebre); French Oaks (1985 Lypharita, 1992 Jolypha, 2003 Nebraska Tornado); French 2000 Guineas (1987 Soviet Star; 2001 Vahorimix; 2003 Clodovil), French 1000 Guineas (1990 Houseproud; 2003 Musical Chimes), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1987,Trempolino,1992 Subotica,1994 Carnegie, 1997 Peintre Celebre), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1986 St Estephe,1990 In the Wings, 1994 Apple Tree, 1995 Sunshack, 1996 Swain); July Cup (1988 Soviet Star); Coronation Stakes (1989 Golden Opinion, 2001 Banks Hill); Irish Oaks (1993 Wemyss Bight), Irish Derby (1993 Winged Love); Arlington Million (1988 Mill Native), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1990 In the Wings), Breeders’ Cup Classic (1993 Arcangues), Dewhurst Stakes (1992 Zafonic, 1994 Pennekamp, 1997 Xaar); Prix Ganay (1992 Subotica, 2000 Indian Danehill); Prix de Barbeville (2000 Amilynx), Prix Royal-Oak (1993 Raintrap, 1995 Sunshack, 1999 and 2000 Amilynx), Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (2001 Banks Hill); Prix Lupin (1997 Cloudings; 1999 Gracioso); Prix Saint-Alary (1992 Rosefinch; 1993 Intrepidity; 1995 Muncie; 1996 Luna Wells); Prix D’Ispahan (1993 Arcangues; 1998 Loup Sauvage); Prix Jean Prat (1992 Kitwood); Grand Prix De Paris (1992 Homme De Loi; 1993 Fort Wood; 1996 Grape Tree Road;1997 Peintre Celebre; 1998 Limpid; 1999 Slickly); Prix Jacques Le Marois (1995 Miss Satamixa, 2001 Vahormix, 2002 Banks Hill); Grand Prix De Deauville (2002 Polish Summer), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1989 Polish Precedent; 1994 Ski Paradise; 2003 Nebraska Tornado) Horses in training (1992-2005): 206:222:234:234:228:245:232: 228:189: 169:136: 127:151:162 Trains at Chantilly, France Royal Ascot wins: (5) Coronation Stakes (1989 Golden Opinion, 2001 Banks Hill), Queen’s Vase (1993 Infrasonic), Ribblesdale Stakes (1996 Tulipa), Queen Anne Stakes (2005 Valixir) First Royal Ascot win: Golden Opinion (June 21, 1989 - Coronation Stakes)

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. Major wins include: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2003 Dalakhani), French 2,000 Guineas (2001 Vahorimix, 2003 Clodovil), French 1,000 Guineas (2003 Musical Chimes), French Derby (2001 Anabaa Blue, 2003 Dalakhani), Prix de Fontainebleau (2000 Berine’s Son), Prix du Muguet (2000 Dansili), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2001 Mirio), Prix de l’Opera (2001 Terre A Terre), Grand Prix de Paris (2002 Khalkevi), Prix de la Nonette (2002 Pearly Shells), Prix Vermeille (2002 Pearly Shells), Dubai Duty Free (2002 Terre A Terre), Prix Lupin (2003 Dalakhani), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2003 Porlezza) First Royal Ascot Winner: Queen Anne Stakes (2005 Valixir)


Class 2, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ Rated 0-95, 2m 4f. Minimum Weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 4, a winner of a Class 4 to 6 race 3lb; of a Class 1 to 3 race 7lb. Weight for age: 4 from 5yo+ 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 LEG SPINNER (W Moffett) Tony Martin 4- 8-12 Fran Berry [5] 9-1
2 GOLDEN QUEST (Syndicate 2002) Mark Johnston 4- 8-12 Greg Fairley (7) [15] 12-1
3 COCONUT BEACH (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4- 9-08 Kieren Fallon [12] 11-2 25-1
4 SKI JUMP (P D Smith Holdings Ltd) Richard Fahey 5- 8-12 Paul Hanagan [13]
5 SWIFT SAILOR (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4- 9-10 Kevin Darley [18] 9-2fav
6 MESMERIC (Ff Racing Services X1 Syndicate) Brendan Powell 7- 8-12 Darryll Holland [3]
7 MR ED (Gwilym Morris) Peter Bowen 7- 9-01 Jimmy Quinn [2]
8 KING REVO (Dick Renwick & Mrs C Barclay) Pat Haslam 5- 9-03 Jamie Spencer [20]
9 DR SHARP (The Ivy Syndicate) Tom Tate 5- 9-06 Robert Winston [4]
10 CONTACT DANCER (Michael Watt) Mark Johnston 6- 9-10 Kerrin McEvoy [19]
11 SINDAPOUR (Mary Burke) Martin Pipe 7- 8-09 Martin Dwyer [11]
12 PENNY PICTURES (Terry Neill) Martin Pipe 6- 9-04 Johnny Murtagh [1]
13 SPORTING GESTURE (Steve Hull) Mick Easterby 8- 8-11 Dale Gibson [7]
14 MITH HILL (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 4- 8-10 Eddie Ahern [9]
15 KING EIDER (Angela Rix & Partners) Brian Ellison 6- 8-10 Alan Munro [8]
16 BENDARSHAAN (Malih Basti) Mark Johnston 5- 8-12 Royston Ffrench [14]
17 KRISTENSEN (Equiname Ltd) Karen McLintock 6- 8-08 Tony Hamilton (3) [10]
18 YANKEEDOODLEDANDY (K Tyre & Mrs C Barclay) Pat Haslam 4- 8-09 Richard Quinn [17]
19 LOWLANDER (Robert Sinclair) Dermot Weld IRE 6- 8-13 Pat Smullen [6]
F HIGH POINT (The Aedean Partnership) Gerry Enright 7- 8-11 Simon Whitworth [16]

20 ran Time: 4 min 26.74secs Distances: hd, 5, 1, sh, sh, nk, 1, 3/4, 1/2, 1, 1 3/4, 14, 1, 7, 9, 4, 5, 3
Breeder: Steve Nolan Breeding: b g Intikhab - Road Harbour (Rodrigo De Triano)
Tote Win: £10.70 Places: £2.20; £4.20; £1.80; £5.20 Exacta: £277.20

Winning trainer: TONY MARTIN Based: County Meath, Ireland Aintree Festival Wins: Martell Reserve Novices’ Hunters’ Chase (1999 Extra Stout), Barton & Guestier H’cap Hurdle (2000 Ross Moff) Other major wins: The Sporting Index Cross Country Chase (1998 and 1999 Linden’s Lotto), Tote Northern National Hcap Chase (1999 Hollybank Buck), Crowther Homes Swinton Hcap Hurdle (1999 She’s Our Mare) Royal Ascot Wins: (2) Ascot Stakes Handicap (2000 Barba Papa, 2005 Leg Spinner)

Winning jockey:-Name: Berry, Francis (Fran) Background: son of ten-time Irish champion jump jockey Frank Berry. Appointed second jockey to trainer John Oxx in 2002. Rides over hurdles during the winter. Big Race Wins: Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle, Cheltenham (1999 Khayrawani); Oddbins Handicap Hurdle, Aintree (1998 and 1999 Khayrawani) First Royal Ascot Winner: Ascot Handicap (2005 Leg Spinner)


Class 1, Listed Race, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, sired by a winner of a race or over (this includes races in excess of 1m 1f 110yds and in excess of 1900m). Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class 4 race 2lb; of a Class 3 race 4lb; of a Class 1 or 2 race 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600

1 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT (John Livock Bloodstock Ltd) Mick Channon 2- 9-00 Ted Durcan [10] 4-1
2 GLOBAL GENIUS (John Hanson) Barry Hills 2- 8-12 Michael Hills [11] 4-1
3 CROCODILE BAY (Lordship Stud) Jamie Osborne 2- 9-00 Shane Kelly [9] 9-1
4 IN THE FASHION (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda 2- 8-07 Jamie Spencer [4]
5 GENARI ® Instone) Paul Cole 2- 8-12 Steve Drowne [6] 7-2fav
6 ARABIAN SEA (Saif Ali) Clive Brittain 2- 8-12 Seb Sanders [12]
7 BRENDA MEOVA (D Barnard) Brian Meehan 2- 8-09 Jimmy Fortune [7]
8 FLIGHT CAPTAIN (Liam Mulryan) Mick Quinlan 2- 8-12 Tom Queally [5]
9 HIGH COMMAND (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 2- 8-12 Kieren Fallon [8]
10 SGT SCHULTZ (Bigwigs Bloodstock XI) Stan Moore 2- 8-12 Martin Dwyer [1]
11 HERNINSKI (Peter Tomlinson) Pat Haslam 2- 8-07 Kerrin McEvoy [2]
12 EUROPEAN DREAM (You Trotters) Vicky Haigh 2- 8-12 Kevin Darley [3]

12 ran Time: 1min 24.14secs Distances: 3/4, 1/2, 1, nk, 2, 2, 1 1/4, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, 16
Breeder: Mount Coote Stud Breeding: b c Lomitas - Flying Squaw (Be My Chief)
Tote Win: £5.20 Places: £2.10; £1.70; £2.70 Exacta: £20.00

Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 First Flat Winner: Golden Scissors, Bridlington Bay Maiden, Beverley, March 30, 1990 First Jumps Winner: Wessex Warrior, Wincanton, March 30, 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown Wins in a season (1990-2004):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71:72:90:67:123:143 (most victories in Britain):98
Number of horses in training (1990-2005):20:35:45 :44:64:86:91:84:106:124:135:159:177:184:203:175 Major wins include: Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic, 2004 Majestic Desert), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns) Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force) Wins this year: 47 First Royal Ascot win: Great Deeds (June 18, 1993 - Windsor Castle Stakes) Royal Ascot wins: (11) Windsor Castle Stakes (1993 Great Deeds, 1999 Kalindi, 2003 Holborn), King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe); Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen), Albany Stakes (2003 Silca’s Gift), Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point)

Winning jockey:-Name: Durcan, Thomas Edward (Ted) Born: February 25, 1973 Married: to Sue, who works for the Godolphin website Background: Apprenticed to Jack Berry, went to ride work for Paddy Rudkin in Dubai in 1997, having lost claim in England and believing that it would be impossible without the allowance. Wins 2000 to 2004: (23, 54, 58, 29, 40) Other details: Champion jockey in Dubai 1999/2000 (58 wins from 280 rides), 2000/2001 (56 wins), 2001/2002 (56 wins), 2003/2004 (39 wins) Big Race Wins include: Cheshire Oaks (2004 Hidden Hope), Dubai Duty Free (Rhythm Band, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), Godolphin Mile (Conflict, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000); Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2003 Somnus) Wins This Year: 28 First Royal Ascot Winner: Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point)


Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Barry Hills 1 1 1
Saeed bin Suroor 1 - -
Mick Channon 1 - -
Mikel Delzangles FR 1 - -
Andre Fabre FR 1 - -
Tony Martin IRE 1 - -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 1 2
Richard Hannon - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Howard Johnson - 1 -
Mark Johnston - 1 -
Luca Cumani - - 1
Jamie Osborne - - 1
Kevin Ryan - - 1


Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Michael Hills 1 1 1
Fran Berry 1 - -
Ted Durcan 1 - -
Christophe Lemaire 1 - -
Kerrin McEvoy 1 - -
Christophe Soumillon 1 - -
Greg Fairley - 1 -
Richard Hughes - 1 -
Mick Kinane - 1 -
Philip Robinson - 1 -
Robert Winston - 1 -
Kieren Fallon - - 2
Neil Callan - - 1
Darryll Holland - - 1
Shane Kelly - - 1

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