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Wednesday, June 15, 2005


ROYAL ASCOT AT YORK 2005
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

ATTENDANCE JUST SHORT OF 40,000

The provisional attendance for the second day of Royal Ascot at York is 39,875 - the biggest ever recorded on the Knavesmire.


Nick Smith, head of Public Relations at Ascot, said: “It was a good increase on the first day and in line with what we would have expected when we held the Royal meeting at Ascot.


“Tomorrow we expect upwards of 50,000 and all the main enclosures are sold out, as they will be for the rest of the week.


“Reports of the traffic influx this morning were mainly positive, with the extra signage on the A64 being a big help, while we had a more effective filter system in car park ‘A’, which was taking 800 cars an hour at one time.


“Obviously, tomorrow will be the big test, what with at least 10,000 more racegoers coming, but we and the City of York Council are pleased with the progress that was made today.”

Tote on course cash betting turnover smashed the £1-million mark, with second-day turnover being £1,076,609, an increase on Tuesday’s £936,287.


At Royal Ascot last year the Tote’s Wednesday figure was £1,849.000, while Wednesday’s York takings also exceeded what the Tote took on Ebor Day last year (£878,433).



GREAT GOLD CUP FIELD

Tomorrow’s running of the Gold Cup is set to feature its largest-ever field with 18 runners going forward at yesterday’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, who will be partnered by Kerrin McEvoy, is one of three Godolphin-owned runners 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 Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup in May by a neck from Percussionist, with Papineau in fifth and Jardines Lookout sixth.


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.


CORONATION STAKES

Virginia Waters, Aidan O’Brien’s UltimatePoker.com 1000 Guineas heroine, heads 11 three-year-old fillies who will contest Friday’s Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot at York.


The Kingmambo filly, who has subsequently finished fourth to Eswarah in the Vodafone Oaks over a mile and a half at Epsom, returns to her classic winning distance of a mile and will be reopposed by the Barry Hills-trained Maids Causeway, who was two and a half lengths adrift in second at Newmarket in the Guineas.


Other fillies who took part in the Guineas and will attempt to topple Virginia Waters include Karen’s Caper (4th), trained by John Gosden, making her first start since Newmarket, the David Elsworth-trained Cape Columbine (5th), also not seen since her run at Headquarters, Penkenna Princess (16th), trained by Ralph Beckett, who has since shown her true ability when the short-head runner-up to Saoire in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Mick Channon’s Love Thirty (18th), third to Hachita in a conditions event at Leicester on the last day of May.


Aidan O’Brien also runs Mona Lisa, who was 11th in the Irish 1,000 Guineas before coming home 9th in the Vodafone Oaks.


Kieren Fallon, who has partnered Virginia Waters previously rides Damson for trainer David Wachman and this could be a tip in itself. The Entrepreneur filly, owned by Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor who also share Virginia Waters, was a top two-year-old last season providing her trainer with his first Royal Ascot success in the 2004 Queen Mary Stakes, although she was a bit disappointing when ninth on her seasonal bow in the Irish 1,000 Guineas last time.


The field is completed by Sir Michael Stoute’s Bath maiden winner Discuss, Royal Alchemist, trained by Mark Usher, who was well behind Peeress in a Listed event here last month, and the Dermot Weld-trained Utterly Heaven, who was a highly creditable fourth in the Irish 1,000 Guineas, having gone into that European classic on the strength of a maiden success at Leopardstown in April.





RACE 1 JERSEY STAKES
Win Quotes

PROCLAMATION DEFIES BAD DRAW

One-time Derby hope Proclamation served another reminder that he is poised to take high rank at shorter distances when annihilating 22 opponents in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes.


Trainer Jeremy Noseda feared the worst when Proclamation drew stall 20 over this round seven furlongs, but Johnny Murtagh took a pull at the start and dropped him in, and, despite giving them all a healthy start, the 7-1 chance had too big a finishing kick, swooping past the Khalid Abdullah pair Camacho and Home Affairs in the final furlong to win by two and a half lengths and half a length.


Proclamation had pulled far too hard when flopping in the Dante Stakes here in May, but dropped back to a mile at Goodwood last time he skated up, and he clearly has gears to spare.


Noseda, who also won this race with Just James in 2002 and was clebrating his third Royal Ascot winner, said: “We always felt that Proclamation was a proper horse, but that was a great performance to win from that draw, and he clearly has gears to spare.


“Johnny gave him a fabulous ride, but once he appeared on the wide outside I knew that he would take all the beating.


“Obviously, there are some top milers around this season, notably Dubawi, Shamardal and Foostepsinthesand, but this is a nice progressive horse and I hope he will prove competitive with the best of them one day.

“The Sussex Stakes at Goodwood would now be an option, but he is still an immature colt and I don’t want to over-race him this year.”


GROUND

After Wednesday’s opening event, the Jersey Stakes, the following jockeys reported the ground as:

Shane Kelly, rider of Something, said: “Pretty much the same as yesterday - quick underneath but loose and shifting on top.”

Neil Callan, rider of Wise Dennis, said: “On the slow side and very loose.”

Tony Culhane, rider of Obe Gold, said: “False really - it’s still very firm under the top two inches.”

Paul Fitzsimons, rider of Screwdriver, Kerrin McEvoy, rider of Council Member, and Martin Dwyer, rider of Slip Dance, said: “Soft.”

Richard Hughes, rider of Camacho, said: “Just slow.”

Darryll Holland, rider of Visionist, said: “Good ground.”

Fergal Lynch, rider of Pivotal Flame, said: “Definitely on the soft side.”

Alan Munro, rider of King Marju, said: “It’s slow on the top still. However, it’s riding quite quick and feels quick underneath.”

Richard Hills, rider of Museeb, said: “It’s generally good ground but still a little bit loose.”



RACE 2 WINDSOR FOREST STAKES
WIN QUOTES

STOUTE DELIGHTED

“I was hoping for third or fourth!” laughed Sir Michael Stoute after his Peeress had reversed Epsom form with Sundrop, who finished two lengths adrift in second.


“I wasn’t confident at all,” he continued. “This was a Group 2 race so it was worth running and Epsom last time probably didn’t suit her. However, she was a course winner and was impressive when she won here at the May meeting.


“So far this race has been good to me [he also won the first running of the Windsor Forest Stakes last year with Favourable Terms].


“It’s only mid-season and we’ll speak about this season at close of play. You don’t win Derbys every year and we have a nice team of horses and we’re hoping for a respectable year.”

Asked about Eden Park in the Royal Hunt Cup later this afternoon, the trainer replied: “We won that race in 2000 with Caribbean Monarch and I think Eden Park’s draw [17] is insurmountable.


“He’s drawn too wide and the ground might have been better yesterday as he likes fast ground. I know that Proclamation overcame the draw in the Jersey Stakes but the seven furlong course is different to the mile course.”

Chris Richardson, managing director of owner, the Cheveley Park Stud, added: “Peeress goes on top of the ground and she impressed here in May.


“She needed a stronger pace last time and we knew that she had been beaten by a Group 1 filly [Sundrop].


“She was our second string for this race really and hopefully Chic will go for the Falmouth Stakes.


“Pivotals [Peeress’s sire is Pivotal] do improve with age - Megahertz is doing really well in America - and this is another filly who is getting older and maturing and continues to improve.


“But we weren’t really expecting to reverse the Epsom form.”



RACE 2 WINDSOR FOREST STAKES
Placed QUOTES

GROUND AGAINST SUNDROP

Rain can make a mockery of the formbook, and, though Sundrop put Peeress firmly in her place in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom’s Derby meeting, there was a four lengths turnaround in the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes, with the Godolphin filly coming off second best this time.


Sundrop, who started 15-8 favourite, made a brave attempt to run them ragged from the front, but her stride started to shorten in the final furlong and she was reeled in throughout the last half-furlong, though she held Soviet Song by a length and three quarters for second.


Simon Crisford, racing manager to Godolphin, said: “Sundrop ran a good race, but she is a better filly when the ground is quick, as it was at Epsom, and Kerrin (McEvoy) reported that it was on the slow side of good and that she could not quicken on it.


“Half-way up the straight I thought Sundrop had it sewn up, but Peeress proved too strong. Doubtless, we’ll cross swords again, and our filly will probably head for the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July meeting.”

The Falmouth is also the target for Soviet Song, who had a golden summer during 2004 but was making a belated reappearance.


James Fanshawe, who trains Soviet Song, said: “I am obviously disappointed that we did not win, but I have to be pleased with the way she ran.


“The spring has not been kind to fillies, and it has taken Soviet Song time to come to herself, but Johnny (Murtagh) was happy with both her attitude and the way she ran, and, like last year, I am sure that the race will bring her on. Newmarket will be the next port of call.”


RACE 3 PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES
Win QUOTES

AZAMOUR DIGS DEEP

Horses were slipping and sliding on the rain-softened ground in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, but the Aga Khan’s Azamour kept his feet and dug deep to wear down fellow Irish raider Ace and take his third Group 1 with an authorative length and a half success.


Lauded to the skies by his owner-breeder - “we kept him in training at four because his three-year-old career was not a true reflection on his ability, and we thought there was more improvement to come” - Azamour took time to find full throttle but was ultimately well on top at the end.


Winning trainer John Oxx said: “Azamour did not look that happy early on, but the ground has become chopped up near the far rail, so Johnny (Murtagh) brought him up the centre, where it is less worn.


“We know that Azamour stays and that he always runs to the line in his races, and Johnny was always confident that he would pick up the leader.


“He had a nice target to aim at, but he was pricking his ears at the winning post and won handy enough in the end.


“The Eclipse is only 17 days away and would come too quick, but we are keen to try Azamour over a mile and a half this year, and it is a question of whether we ask him the question in the King George at Newbury or wait for the Arc.”

Azamour was chopped from 10-1 to 6-1 for the King George by Paddy Power - Motivator is their 7-4 favourite - and the same firm slashed his odds for the Arc from 16-1 to 10-1.



WINNING JOCKEY RACE 3
PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES

Michael Kinane completed a Royal Ascot at York Wednesday double on Azamour after success on Peeress in the Windsor Forest Stakes.


He said: “I knew either Hazy View or Elvstroem were going to lead and it was a question of what sort of pace they were going to go.


“Azamour was a bit uptight in the gates and sort of charged them so I missed the break just a shade but I was happy that they were going a decent enough pace.


“He was not really enjoying the ground but he won the race really nicely. He found it hard to get hold of the ground. Horses are finding it difficult to get a footing - some act on it and others do not.


“It is unusual ground out there - it is moving around under them. It took Azamour a little bit of time to get into a rhythm he was comfortable in but then he was always going sweet. He is a very good horse - a pleasure to ride.”


RACE 3 PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES
PLACE QUOTES

ACE IS SECOND WHILE AUSSIE HORSE RUNS WELL

Aidan O’Brien’s Ace found just Irish rival Azamour a length and a half too good in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.


Ace’s jockey Kieren Fallon said: “I wanted the Australian horse [Elvstroem] to make the running but he eased off and I had to go around him which was something that I didn’t want to do.


“The best ground is up the middle and he ran a good race.”


Elvstroem was a further five lengths adrift in third.Trainer Tony Vasil said: “He’s run terrific despite getting on the bridle a bit more than I would have liked. He also got a bit stuck in the ground but I don’t want to make too many excuses and he has been beaten by two outstanding horses.


“We got beaten by Rakti on a going day at Newbury and then by Valixir, who showed how good he is yesterday, in Paris so we’ve run into some hot stuff!

“If he comes out of this okay, he might well run in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and I hear Bago might be going for that - anywhere that we go we seem to run into some sort of superstar.


“I think that he has proved himself a really good standard of horse here in Europe and his first two runs here were probably on too firm a surface while today was probably a bit softer than he wanted - we haven’t been that lucky with the ground. This race would have been even more interesting if it had been run yesterday.


“Also he probably wasn’t suited by the right-handed track at Longchamp last time and a mile and two furlongs left-handed is ideal.

“He’ll probably have one more race in Europe because of quarantine conditions and the last possible race for him is the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. He’s also got a full book of mares in Australia waiting for him.


“Sandown is less suitable than the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud as it is right-handed and the race in Saint-Cloud is more attractive.


“It’s a thrill just to be here and to stand so close to Her Majesty in the parade ring is a thrill for a little Aussie like me!”




RACE 3 PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES
EXTRA QUOTES

OUIJA BOARD OK

Ed Dunlop, Ouija Board’s trainer, reported that his star filly, who finished seventh, had lost a shoe during the race.


He said: “Jamie (Spencer) said she lost her right fore shoe after about two furlongs. She appeared to put her foot in some hole or something and Jamie was never really happy with her again.


“He said she is too good a moving filly and she kept getting unbalanced. She appears to be OK, pulled up sound, but we won’t be sure until later.


“The ground is an obvious excuse. It is too early to suggest she is not the filly she was last year and we will take her home and hopefully she will be OK.


“We had reservations running on this ground, took a chance, but it didn’t work. Life goes on - the most important thing is that she is OK. She owes us nothing.”


RACE 4 ROYAL HUNT CUP
WIN QUOTES

NEW SEEKER FINDS WINNER’S ENCLOSURE

New Seeker gained his second Royal Ascot success for Clive Cox by winning the Royal Hunt Cup by a neck from Ballast in a tremendous finish. The Green Desert gelding also won the Britannia Stakes in 2003.


Cox said: “He ran a blinder in the Lincoln and the ground has been against him on his last two starts. We put the blinkers on to give him confidence and to help him concentrate and sometimes these front runners get a bit lonely in front.


“A lot of these horses run on straight tracks and then run around a bend - it keeps them a bit more interested. This victory has been a real team effort.


“This horse is an athlete, a pro and a lovely long-striding fellow - we haven’t got a lot up our sleeves now as far as the handicapper goes. He has proved that he is a really good racehorse and he’ll probably go for a Listed race now.


“I was concerned that the runner-up was going to get there but I’m pleased to hold on obviously.


“Philip [Robinson, winning rider] is a real professional and we have a good record together - he’s ridden lots of winners for me.”

Matthew Budden, racing manager for winning owners the 15,000-strong Elite Racing Club, added: “That was quite an exciting finish and I thought that Ballast was going to come and do it but New Seeker battled back. Clive has worked so hard for us.”



WINNING RIDER ROYAL HUNT CUP

Philip Robinson, the winning rider on Royal Hunt Cup winner New Seeker, said: “I went into the stalls late on New Seeker which is always a benefit.


“He jumped very quick and I was pleased to be able to get across and grab the rail.

“It is the first time that I have ridden him in a race - I have ridden him work a few times. They had a the blinkers back on and he was running nicely in the race, doing exactly what I wanted him to do.


“I felt the second horse was going to go by but all credit to New Seeker who really dug in deep and found the extra when it was needed.


“He handled the ground very well - there are a lot of horses who aren’t - you can see how strung out they are today. It is because the ground is shifting and a lot of horses haven’t got the confidence on it. My horse in the first lost his feet and never got into the race.


“There is not a lot they can do about the ground. The clerk of the course has tried his hardest - it is nobody’s fault. It is just the way the rain came late and has made the top loose, with there not being enough to get in deep.”


RACE 4 ROYAL HUNT CUP
Placed QUOTES



BALLAST JUST FAILS TO LAND GAMBLE

Ballast, a big plunge for the Royal Hunt Cup, failed by a neck to land the gamble of the day, being beaten a neck by trailblazing New Seeker.


Luca Cumani, who trains Ballast, said: “So near, but so far. He has run a great race and I thought he was going to get to New Seeker who just found a bit more. Our fellow is lightly-raced, so, hopefully, there is more improvement to come.”


James Fanshawe, responsible for both the third (Azarole) and fourth (Royal Prince), was justifiably proud of his two runners.


He said: “Both ran well and the ground was not a problem. We might drop Azarole back to seven furlongs, but she is high enough in the handicaps, so we might have to look at Pattern races.”

Lord Vestey, owner-breeder of Azarole, said: “We won this race two years ago with this one’s half-sister Macadamia, and we have a colt foal from the mare by Red Ransom.


“She is also in foal to Montjeu - and that was before they put the price up, so we have to be happy.”


RACE 5 QUEEN MARY STAKES
Win QUOTES

FLASHY WINGS FLIES HOME

First there was Bint Allayl, then Queen’s Logic and now Flashy Wings. Mick Channon specialises in flying two-year-old fillies, and he had no hesitation in comparing Jaber Abdullah’s speedball favourably with his previous Queen Mary heroines after she had bolted up by three lengths from Salut d’Amour.


Channon said: “I have never made any secret of the fact that I think Flashy Wings is a bit special. She won well at Newmarket and Newbury, but they still have to go and do it in the fast lane, and when it rained this morning and the ground changed I was in bits.


“You get nervous with the good ones, and when I watched the previous few races resembling jump racing, with horses strung out all across the Knavesmire, I began to get very nervous.”

Flashy Wings proved a negative in the ring and was pushed out to 4-1, and Channon admitted that he had had a scare last week.


He added: “I told Jaber to come down to West Ilsley for Flashy Wings’ final gallop last week and she worked brilliantly, but she was a bit stiff afterwards and it did not take long to get out.


“However, once we loosened her up and cantered her she was fine, and I was more concerned about the ground, which is horrible.


“We will take the usual route with Flashy Wings - Lowther Stakes at York followed by Cheveley Park at Newmarket - but I think she is very good, and I have not had anything like her since Bint Allayl and Queen’s Logic. She is maybe a bit hotter than they were, but racing seems to have settled her down.”

Hills make Flashy Wings only 14-1 for next year’s 1000 Guineas - Bint Allayl broke a leg on the gallops and never made it to Newmarket, while Queen’s Logic, who has a yearling colt by Kingmambo, had a troubled preparation and never hit the same heights at three - and Channon said: “That is a long way away, but she will stay a mile no problem. The good ones are equally effective from five furlongs to a mile, and this one is very, very good.”


RACE 5 QUEEN MARY STAKES
PLACE QUOTES

SALUT D’AMOUR SECOND

Salut D’Amour proved difficult to load into the stalls but made up for it by finishing fast to be the three-length runner-up to Flashy Wings in the Queen Mary Stakes.


Trainer Jeremy Noseda, who missed out on a second success today having saddled Proclamation in the Jersey Stakes, said: “She’s run well and I’m more than happy.


“She has finished well and that augurs well for when we get her over six furlongs - there should be a good day in her.


“I was thinking about running her in the Albany Stakes and I hope that there will be a Group race in her before the year is out.


“She’s normally pretty well behaved and I don’t know if she is coming into season or not.”

Mick Easterby, trainer of third-placed Bow Bridge, said: “Wasn’t that wonderful? I’m very, very pleased. Mick Channon told me beforehand that the winner is the best that he has ever trained in his life so I’m quite satisfied.


“I don’t know where she’ll run next but she’s been placed in a Group Two now. She might be for sale if I get a good customer.”


RACE 6 SANDRINGHAM HANDICAP
WIN QUOTES

BEAUTYANDTHEBEAST REVEALS TRUE SELF

John Oxx and Mick Kinane completed a good day’s work when Beautyandthebeast came with a storming late run to get the better of Borthwick Girl by a neck.


The pair had earlier won the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes with Azamour, while Kinane also partnered Peeress to victory in the Windsor Forest Stakes. It was a near 195/1 treble for the jockey.

Oxx said: “When things are going your way, the heads and the necks go for you.


“I had written him off turning in as he wasn’t travelling and it was a new experience and a bit more competitive than she is used to. Mick took her to the stands’ side and I could see that she was going alright then and then suddenly she really got going.


“Close to the line, I thought, ‘Oh my God, she’s going to get up!

“The fast gallop got the leaders flagging and she was racing very lazily in the initial stages. She was way out of it but gradually she picked up down the straight.


“She is very tough and very genuine.


“It is a dream to have two runners and for them to both win and this has been a lucky meeting for us in recent years - saying that we’ve had some good horses.


“She will probably go for the Group Three Brownstown Stakes over seven furlongs at Leopardstown on July 2 now.”


FIRST DAY CREASES IRONED OUT

It was a case of “so far so good” as far as the Ascot executive is concerned following the first day of the 2005 Royal Ascot at York, though Nick Smith, head of public relations at the Berkshire course, said that “there had been a few teething problems” yesterday.


Smith explained: “The first day was always going to be used to get everything right, and, though we had to iron out a few creases, there were no fundamental problems.


“The Royal Procession was obviously one of our priorities, but we had a rehearsal two months ago which went off well, and the real thing seemed to go off equally smoothly.


“The major issue was the entrance for racegoers via the A64, which produced larger than expected tail-backs, but we have ensured there is more signage and better access for the remainder of the meeting, which should help alleviate the problem.


“Transferring such a cultural event to a different venue is always a risk, but judged by the fun that everyone had during the traditional after-racing sing-song around the bandstand things could hardly be going better.”


DRY NIGHT AT YORK

Following a dry night at York, the official going for the second day of the Royal Ascot meeting on the Knavesmire remains

GOOD TO FIRM.


Clerk of the course William Derby, expressing himself “delighted” with the condition of the track, said: “The going stick reads 9.6, but we sanded and spiked the bends after racing last night and also gave the grass a cut, so everything is set fair for another good day.


“The forecast is for a band of rain to arrive before racing, possibly up to five millimetres, so we will have to wait and see what effect it has on the ground.”


BETTING NEWS

With the Royal Hunt Cup run on the round course this year, low numbers could have an advantage in the mile cavalry charge round the bend, and punters have latched on to that fact and steamed in on Ballast, who starts from stall one for Luca Cumani and Nicky Mackay.


Ballast, who has already won the Thirsk equivalent, is down to 7-1 with William Hill (from 10-1), Paddy Power and totesport (both from 9-1).


David Hood of Hills said: “Ballast was put up by a leading tipping line last night, so we were prepared for the onslaught, but he has been all the rage throughout the morning and we have been running for cover in the rain.”

Tony Coleman of Paddy Power had a similar take to tell. “The weight of money we have seen for Ballast has been incredible, and we can only pray that he will be sunk.


“We have also seen a lot of cash for Home Affairs, who has been put up by the same tipping service for the Jersey Stakes, forcing us to reduce offers from 5-1 to 7-2.”

Home Affairs is also down to 7-2 from 9-2 with Cashmans, but Hills, who stuck their necks out when offering 11-2, still quote him at 9-2, despite reporting a deluge of cash. He is 4-1 from 5-1 with totesport.


Warrsan, the dual Coronation Cup winner, has been a popular choice for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, being clipped to 14-1 from 16-1 with both Paddy Power and Cashmans while Airwave is 15-2 from 11-1 for the Windsor Forest Stakes with totesport.



FIRST RACE RESULT
2.30pm THE JERSEY STAKES

Class One, Group Three, £65,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo which have not won a Group One or Group Two Pattern race, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group Three race 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £37,700; 2nd: £14,300; 3rd: £7,150; 4th: £3,250; 5th: £1,625; 6th: £975

1 PROCLAMATION (Abdullah Saeed Belhab) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-13 Johnny Murtagh [20] 7/1
2 CAMACHO (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [12] 11/2
3 HOME AFFAIRS (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-10 Michael Kinane [4] 4/1 Fav
4 MUSEEB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-10 Richard Hills [14]
5 LUAS LINE (Evie Stockwell) David Wachman IRE 3-8-07 Kieren Fallon [1]
6 PIVOTAL FLAME (R L Bedding) Eddie McMahon 3-8-10 Fergal Lynch [11]
7 COUNCIL MEMBER (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-13 Kerrin McEvoy [10]
8 ARAGORN (Ballygallon Stud Ltd) David Loder 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer [15]
9 SLIP DANCE (M McLoughlin) Eamonn Tyrrell IRE 3-8-10 Martin Dwyer [3]
10 KING MARJU (Bryan Fry) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-10 Alan Munro [9]
11 VISIONIST (Pat Eddery Racing (Alvaro)) Jamie Osborne 3-8-10 Darryll Holland [13]
12 BOBSKI (Robert Thomson and Robert Stevens) Geoff Huffer 3-8-10 Oscar Urbina [22]
13 KAMAKIRI (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Ryan Moore [16]
14 OBE GOLD (v) (BDR Partnership) Mick Channon 3-8-13 Tony Culhane [8]
15 JOSH (Terry & Margaret Holdcroft) Michael Jarvis 3-8-10 Philip Robinson [19]
16 INTOXICATING (Anthony Pye-Jeary and Mel Smith) Fulke Johnson Houghton 3-8-10 Richard Quinn [6]
17 SCREWDRIVER (Raymond Tooth) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Paul Fitzsimons [23]
18 CAPABLE GUEST (v1) (John Guest) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Chris Catlin [5]
19 OUDE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-10 Eddie Ahern [2]
20 SOMETHING (John Humphreys (Turf Accountants) Ltd) Terry Mills 3-8-10 Shane Kelly [21]
21 WISE DENNIS (Quadrillian Partnership) Alan Jarvis 3-8-13 Neil Callan [7]

21 ran Non Runners 1 ANDRONIKOS (Ground), 21TURNKEY (Ground)
Time: 1 min 22.82 sec Dist: 2 1/2, 1/2, 3, sh, nk, 1 1/4, sh, hd, nk, 2, 1 3/4, 3/4, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, 2, 2 1/2, nk, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 16
Breeder: Cathal M Ryan Breeding: gr c King’s Best (USA) - Shamarra (FR) (Zayyani)
Totes Win: £7.40; Places: £3.00; £2.50; £2.50 Exacta: £21.20

Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years), John Gosden (5 years) and Godolphin (2 years). Trained for a while in America before returning to Britain. Horses in training (1998-2005): 48: 78:66:70:71:67: 81:91 Wins in a season (1997-2004): 0,18,39,40,37,43,37,34 Major wins: Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand) - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain; Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie), Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy), Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow Park), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis), Challenge Stakes (2003 Just James), Gimcrack Stakes (2003 Balmont), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Musidora Stakes (2000 Kalypso Katie) Wins this year: 25 Royal Ascot Wins (3) Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James, 2005 Proclamation), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota)

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Based: Moattown, Kildalkey, Co Meath and Newmarket Born: May 14, 1970 First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (4): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar) Big Race Wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel); Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Falmouth Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka) Other details: Champion Irish apprentice in 1989, champion jockey in Ireland 1995 and 1998, has also been champion in Dubai Wins in Britain 1999-2004: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77 Royal Ascot wins: (18) Coronation Stakes (June 21, 1995, Ridgewood Pearl); Gold Cup (June 17, 1999, Enzeli, June 21, 2001 Royal Rebel, June 20, 2002, Royal Rebel), St James’s Palace Stakes (June 19, 2001, Black Minnaloushe), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (June 20, 2000, Katiykha), Ascot Handicap Stakes (June 21, 2000, Barba Papa), Golden Jubilee (June 22, 2000, Superior Premium, 2003 Choisir), King George V Handicap (June 21, 2001, B eekeeper), Ribblesdale Stakes (June 21, 2001, Sahara Slew), Wokingham Handicap (June 22, 2001 Nice One Clare), Queen Anne Stakes (June 18, 2002 No Excuse Needed), King Edward VII Stakes (June 21, 2002, Balakheri), Windsor Castle Stakes (June 21, 2002, Revenue), King’s Stand Stakes (June 17, 2003, Choisir), Hampton Court Stakes (June 19, 2003, Persian Majesty), Jersey Stakes (June 15, 2005, Proclamation)

SECOND RACE RESULT
3.05pm THE WINDSOR FOREST STAKES

Class One, Group Two, £130,000 Guaranteed. For 4yo+ fillies & mares, 1m. Weights: 8st 9lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2004, a winner of a Group Two race 3lb; of a Group One race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £75,400; 2nd: £28,600; 3rd: £14,300; 4th: £6,500; 5th: £3,250; 6th: £1,950

1 PEERESS (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-09 Michael Kinane [2] 14/1
2 SUNDROP (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-09 Kerrin McEvoy [1] 15/8 Fav
3 SOVIET SONG (Elite Racing Club) James Fanshawe 5-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [6] 5/2
4 MAJESTIC DESERT (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 4-8-09 Ted Durcan [4]
5 TARFAH (Abdulla Al Khalifa) Gerard Butler 4-8-09 Jamie Spencer [5]
6 AIRWAVE (Michael Tabor and Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 5-8-12 Kieren Fallon [7]
7 KINNAIRD (t) (Renata Jacobs) Patrick Haslam 4-8-09 Kevin Darley [3]
8 LUCKY SPIN (George C Scudder) Richard Hannon 4-8-09 Richard Hughes [8]

All 8 ran
Time: 1 min 37.42 sec Distances: 2, 1 3/4, 5, 3/4, 1/2, 8, 8
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Breeding: ch f Pivotal - Noble One (Primo Dominie)
Tote Win: £19.80 Places: £3.50; £1.30; £1.50 Exacta: £55.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins:Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms) Wins in a season (1984-2004):96:120:76:105:99:116:78:83:74:65:109:73:73:84:79:81:91:75:104:115:87 Horses in training (1985-2005):145:142:142:170:186:191:n\a:171:147:157 :159:159:162:162:173:190:185:181:190:184:189 Wins this season: 33 Royal Ascot Wins: 49 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 7 times (1981,1986,1989,1994,1997, 2000, 2003) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph.Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include:Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Coral Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2003 One Cool Cat), Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway,2003 High Chaparral), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy)Royal Ascot wins: (32) First Royal Ascot win: St James’s Palace Stakes (June 15, 1982 Dara Monarch) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1982 Dara Monarch, 1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2004 Azamour), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Coronation Stakes (1994 Kissing Cousin, 2002 Sophisticat), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear) Wins in Britain 1992-2004: 4; 4; 23; 28; 29; 23; 24; 22; 26; 26; 15; 3; 9


THIRD RACE RESULT
3.45pm THE PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES

Class One, Group One, £350,000 Guaranteed. For 4yo+, 1m 2f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb (southern hemisphere allowance - 4yo 4lb). Penalty Values: 1st: £203,000; 2nd: £77,000; 3rd: £38,500; 4th: £17,500; 5th: £8,750; 6th: £5,250

1 AZAMOUR (H H Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 4-9-00 Michael Kinane [3] 11/8 Fav
2 ACE (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Mrs Harry McCalmont) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-00 Kieren Fallon [6] 7/1
3 ELVSTROEM (Elvstroem Syndicate) Tony Vasil AUS 5-9-00 Nash Rawiller [5] 11/1
4 TOUCH OF LAND (Gary Tanaka) Alex Pantall FR 5-9-00 Christophe Lemaire [4]
5 WARRSAN (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 7-9-00 Darryll Holland [8]
6 NORSE DANCER (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 5-9-00 John Egan [1]
7 OUIJA BOARD (Lord Derby) Ed Dunlop 4-8-11 Jamie Spencer [2]
8 HAZYVIEW (Tom Mohan and Neville Callaghan) Neville Callaghan 4-9-00 Eddie Ahern [7]

All 8 ran
Time: 2 min 8.15 sec Distances: 1 1/2, 5, 4, 5, 5, 9, 1 1/4
Breeder: H H The Aga Khan’s Studs S C Breeding: b c Night Shift (USA) - Asmara (USA) (Lear Fan (USA))
Totes Win: £2.40; Places: £1.30; £1.80; £2.50 Exacta: £12.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Oxx, John Mortimer
Date of birth: 14/7/50 Previous occupation: Assistant to father, John Oxx Trains at: Currabeg, Ireland Business interest: farming British Classic Winner (1): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar) Other Major wins include: Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Blandford Stakes (1987 Eurobird & 1993 Foresee), Breeder’s Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Doncaster Cup (2000 Enzeli), Gallinule Stakes (1993 Massyar & 1995 Shemaran), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Irish St Leger (1987 Eurobird & 1989 Petite Ile), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida),King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Meld Stakes (1990 Khalafiya, 1991 Sardaniya), Molyglare Stud Stakes (1988 Flamenco Wave), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix Royal-Oak (1997 Ebadiyla), Prix Du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar) First Royal Ascot win: Ridgewood Pearl (June 21, 1995 - Coronation Stakes) Royal Ascot wins: (6) Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000 Katiykha), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), St James’s Palace Stakes (2004 Azamour), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2005 Azamour) Wins In Britain in 2003-04: 1; 3

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph.Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include:Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Coral Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2003 One Cool Cat), Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway,2003 High Chaparral), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy)Royal Ascot wins: (33) First Royal Ascot win: St James’s Palace Stakes (June 15, 1982 Dara Monarch) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1982 Dara Monarch, 1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2004 Azamour), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Coronation Stakes (1994 Kissing Cousin, 2002 Sophisticat), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear, 2005 Azamour) Wins in Britain 1992-2004: 4; 4; 23; 28; 29; 23; 24; 22; 26; 26; 15; 3; 9
34.625/1 double for Mick Kinane

FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm THE ROYAL HUNT CUP

Class Two, Heritage Handicap, £100,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo+, 1m. Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after May 21, a winner of a Class 4 to 6 race 5lb; of a Class 1 to 3 race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £58,000; 2nd: £22,000; 3rd: £11,000; 4th: £5,000; 5th: £2,500; 6th: £1,500

1 NEW SEEKER (bl) (Elite Racing Club) Clive Cox 5-9-00 Philip Robinson [6] 11/1
2 BALLAST (Richard Thompson) Luca Cumani 4-8-12 Nicky Mackay [1] 11/2 Jt Fav
3 AZAROLE (Lord Vestey) James Fanshawe 4-9-07 Ryan Moore [3] 12/1
4 ROYAL PRINCE (Gainsborough Stud) James Fanshawe 4-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [11] 8/1
5 COMMON WORLD (Mrs T Costello) Tom Hogan IRE 6-9-00 Eddie Ahern [4]
6 MY PARIS (Mr J D & Mrs M A Spensley) Kevin Ryan 4-8-11 Neil Callan [8]
7 LITTLE GOOD BAY (v) (Lady Bamford) John Gosden 5-8-09 Jimmy Fortune [19]
8 BLYTHE KNIGHT (bl1) (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 5-9-03 Michael Kinane [5]
9 SUGGESTIVE (bl) (Barbara Bassett) William Haggas 7-9-09 Tony Culhane [14]
10 WELCOME STRANGER (Henry & Rosemary Moskowicz) James Eustace 5-8-12 Luke Fletcher [20]
11 MINE (v) (Mike Dawson) James Bethell 7-9-05 Richard Quinn [10]
12 EDEN ROCK (The Celle Syndicate Incorporated) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-09 Kieren Fallon [17] 11/2 Jt Fav
13 GRAND EMPORIUM (t) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-13 Kerrin McEvoy [23]
14 VANDERLIN (J C, J R and Stephens Hitchins) Andrew Balding 6-9-06 Darryll Holland [13]
15 MIDDLEMARCH (W M Johnstone) Jim Goldie 5-8-11 Dale Gibson [2]
16 NIGHT AIR (Kevin Murphy, Philip Hickey) David Loder 4-8-09 Jamie Spencer [16]
17 KINGS POINT (David Knaggs & Mel Roberts) Richard Fahey 4-9-00 Paul Hanagan [22]
18 SPANISH DON (Richard Cohen and Gordon Li) David Elsworth 7-9-02 Liam Keniry [12]
19 PRIMUS INTER PARES (Ian Hewitson and David Nicholls) David Nicholls 4-8-09 David McCabe [21]
20 ST PETERSBURG (P Heath) Mark Tompkins 5-8-11 Richard Hills [15]
21 CALCUTTA (Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Barry Hills 9-8-12 Michael Hills [18]
22 PEARL OF LOVE (v1) (Mick Doyle) Mark Johnston 4-9-04 Kevin Darley [7]

22 ran, Non Runner 2 Vortex (Ground)
Time: 1 min 37.54 sec Dist: nk, 2 1/2, 1/2, 1, sh, sh, 1 1/4, hd, nk, 1 1/2, 6, 1 3/4, nk, 1 3/4, 1 3/4, nk, 2 1/2, 3/4, sh, 3 1/2, 7
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Breeding: b g Green Desert (USA) - Ahbab (IRE) (Ajdal (USA))
Totes Win: £12.70; Places: £2.80; £1.80; £4.10; £2.70; Exacta: £56.30

Winning trainer: Name: Cox, Clive Trains at: Beechdown Farm, Sheepdrove, Lambourn, Berks Former Occupation: Professional jump jockey Royal Ascot Wins (2): Britannia Stakes (2003 New Seeker), Royal Hunt Cup (2005 New Seeker) Other Major Wins Include: Tote International (2003 New Seeker) Wins on Flat in 2002-04: 11; 14; 16
Horses In Training (2004-2005): 30; 34

Winning jockey:-Name: Robinson, Philip Peter. Born: 10/1/61 in Newmarket Apprenticeship: With father, Peter Robinson. First winner: Busting (Yarmouth, June 14, 1978) British Classic wins: (3) 1,000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles; 2001 Ameerat); St Leger (1993 Bob's Return) Other major wins include: German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Coronation Stakes (1984 Katies, 2000 Crimplene); Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene) Great Voltigeur Stakes (1993 Bob’s Return); Premio Presidente della Repubblica (2003 Rakti), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 Warrsan); Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti); Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001, Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003, Attache), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2004 Rakti), Wolferon Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), totesprty Chester Cup (2004, 2005 Anak Pekan) Wins (1992-2004): 52,52,50,41,31,0,28,53,57,47,55,70,67 Royal Ascot wins: (7) Coronation Stakes (1984, Katies and 2000, Crimplene); Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001, Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003, Attache), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2004 Rakti), Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), Royal Hunt Cup (2005 New Seeker) First Royal Ascot winner: Coronation Stakes (June 20, 1984, Katies) Other details: Rode in Hong Kong 1989-91 (leading rider 1989 and 1990) and returned in 1997

FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.55pm THE QUEEN MARY STAKES

Class A, Group Two, £70,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 5f. Weights: 8st 10lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050

1 FLASHY WINGS (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-10 Ted Durcan [14] 4/1 Jt Fav
2 SALUT D'AMOUR (Michael Tabor) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-10 Kieren Fallon [11] 4/1 Jt Fav
3 BOW BRIDGE (Anne Jarvis) Mick Easterby 2-8-10 Dale Gibson [18] 6/1
4 CLARE HILLS (Dennis Fehan and Tweenhills Racing) Karl Burke 2-8-10 Darren Williams [10]
5 BRILAND (Kilboy Estate) Mick Halford IRE 2-8-10 J Murtagh [13]
6 PLAYFUL (Mrs Richard Aykroyd) Ralph Beckett 2-8-10 Seb Sanders [8]
7 WATERLINE TWENTY (Waterline Racing Club) David Evans 2-8-10 Jamie Spencer [19]
8 RAPSGATE (Team Havana) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Richard Hughes [16]
9 SHERMEEN (Durkan Limited) Jamie Osborne 2-8-10 Shane Kelly [9]
10 DANJET (E A R Morgans) David Evans 2-8-10 Jimmy Fortune [2]
11 AMBER GLORY (Wooster Partnership) Kevin Ryan 2-8-10 Neil Callan [5]
12 ROTHESAY DANCER (Frank Brady) Jim Goldie 2-8-10 Richard Quinn [6]
13 ELLCON (D J P Turner) Alan Bailey 2-8-10 Sam Hitchcott [12]
14 COUNTESS CARMINE (David Morgan) Patrick Haslam 2-8-10 Kevin Darley [15]
15 GILT LINKED (Bill Gredley) Barry Hills 2-8-10 Darryll Holland [1]
16 GIVE ME THE NIGHT (The Sorcerers) Ed Dunlop 2-8-10 Eddie Ahern [17]
17 CHOYSIA (Joy Trotter and David Barker) David Barker 2-8-10 Fergal Lynch [3]

17 ran, Non Runners 12 MULTIPLE (Withdrawn); 13 OOH AAH CAMARA (Legal reasons)

Time: 58.18 sec Distances: 3, 1, 3/4, 1 3/4, 1 1/2, nk, nk, nk, hd, 1 1/4, nk, 3/4, sh, nk, 3/4, 1
Breeder: Redmyre Bloodstock and Stephen Hillen Breeding: ch f Zafonic (USA) - Lovealoch (IRE) (Lomond (USA))
Totes Win: £3.30 ; Places: £1.80; £1.90; £2.00 Exacta: £14.20

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: 48 First Royal Ascot win: Great Deeds (June 18, 1993 - Windsor Castle Stakes) Royal Ascot wins: (12) 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, 2005 Flashy Wings), 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) Trains at: West Ilsley, Berks

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) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point), Queen Mary Stakes (2005 Flashy Wings).





SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.30pm THE SANDRINGHAM RATED STAKES

Class One, Listed Race, £50,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo fillies Rated 96-110, 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after June 4, a winner of a Class One, Two or Three race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 BEAUTYANDTHEBEAST (L Neil Jones) John Oxx IRE 3-8-11 Michael Kinane [7] 9/2
2 BORTHWICK GIRL (bl1) (Wendy English) Brian Meehan 3-9-01 Jimmy Fortune [3] 25/1
3 BON NUIT (Howard Spooner) Geoff Wragg 3-8-12 Steve Drowne [4] 10/1
4 CHANTILLY BEAUTY (bl) (Robert Ng) Rupert Pritchard-Gordon FR 3-9-04 Olivier Peslier [1]
5 QUICKFIRE (t) (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [9] 3/1 Fav
6 TAHRIR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-07 Richard Hills [6]
7 SHEBOYGAN (D Eiffe) James Given 3-8-13 Johnny Murtagh [11]
8 HACHITA (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [13]
9 STRAWBERRY DALE (Mike Dawson) James Bethell 3-8-07 Philip Robinson [12]
10 GOLDEN LEGACY (Noel and Glen Devlin) Richard Fahey 3-8-13 Paul Hanagan [14]
11 NICE TUNE (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-8-07 Kerrin McEvoy [8]
12 SQUAW DANCE (Tony Hirschfield, Des Scott, Lester Piggott) William Haggas 3-9-07 Kieren Fallon [2]
13 MISS MEGGY (David Armstrong) Tim Easterby 3-8-07 Jamie Spencer [10]
14 SONGTHRUSH (Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Paul Cole 3-8-07 Seb Sanders [5]

All 14 ran
Time: 1 min 39.10 sec Distances: nk, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, 1, nk, 5, 2, nk, hd, 3, 1/2, 2 1/2, 1 1/2
Breeder: Abergwaun Farm Breeding: ch f Machiavellian (USA) - Nicola Bella (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Totes Win: £4.50; Places: £1.70; £9.10; £3.60 Exacta: £212.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Oxx, John Mortimer
Date of birth: 14/7/50 Previous occupation: Assistant to father, John Oxx Trains at: Currabeg, Ireland Business interest: farming British Classic Winner (1): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar) Other Major wins include: Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Blandford Stakes (1987 Eurobird & 1993 Foresee), Breeder’s Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Doncaster Cup (2000 Enzeli), Gallinule Stakes (1993 Massyar & 1995 Shemaran), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Irish St Leger (1987 Eurobird & 1989 Petite Ile), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida),King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Meld Stakes (1990 Khalafiya, 1991 Sardaniya), Molyglare Stud Stakes (1988 Flamenco Wave), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix Royal-Oak (1997 Ebadiyla), Prix Du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar) First Royal Ascot win: Ridgewood Pearl (June 21, 1995 - Coronation Stakes) Royal Ascot wins: (7) Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000 Katiykha), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), St James’s Palace Stakes (2004 Azamour), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2005 Azamour), Sandrinham Handicap (2005 Beautyandthebeast) Wins In Britain in 2003-04: 1; 3
12.0625/1 double for John Oxx

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph.Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include:Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Coral Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2003 One Cool Cat), Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway,2003 High Chaparral), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy) Royal Ascot wins: (34) First Royal Ascot win: St James’s Palace Stakes (June 15, 1982 Dara Monarch) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1982 Dara Monarch, 1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2004 Azamour), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Coronation Stakes (1994 Kissing Cousin, 2002 Sophisticat), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear, 2005 Azamour) Wins in Britain 1992-2004: 4; 4; 23; 28; 29; 23; 24; 22; 26; 26; 15; 3; 9
194.9375/1 treble for Mick Kinane


LONDON CLUBS TROPHY FOR LEADING TRAINERS AFTER DAY TWO

Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Mick Channon 2 - -
John Oxx IRE 2 - -
Barry Hills 1 1 1
Saeed bin Suroor 1 1 -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 - 1
Clive Cox 1 - -
Mikel Delzangles FR 1 - -
Andre Fabre FR 1 - -
Tony Martin IRE 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 2 2
Luca Cumani - 1 1
Henry Cecil - 1 -
Richard Hannon - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Howard Johnson - 1 -
Mark Johnston - 1 -
Brian Meehan - 1 -
James Fanshawe - - 2
Mick Easterby - - 1
Jamie Osborne - - 1
Kevin Ryan - - 1
Tony Vasil AUS - - 1
Geoff Wragg - - 1


LONDON CLUBS TROPHY FOR LEADING JOCKEYS AFTER DAY TWO

Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Mick Kinane 3 1 1
Ted Durcan 2 - -
Michael Hills 1 1 1
Kerrin McEvoy 1 1 -
Fran Berry 1 - -
Christophe Lemaire 1 - -
Johnny Murtagh 1 - 1
Philip Robinson 1 - -
Christophe Soumillon 1 - -
Kieren Fallon - 2 2
Richard Hughes - 2 -
Greg Fairley - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - 1 -
Nicky Mackay - 1 -
Philip Robinson - 1 -
Robert Winston - 1 -
Neil Callan - - 1
Steve Drowne - - 1
Dale Gibson - - 1
Darryll Holland - - 1
Shane Kelly - - 1
Ryan Moore - - 1
Nash Rawiller - - 1

Latest betting from totesport: 5/4 Mick Kinane, 4/1 Kieren Fallon, 9/2 Kerrin McEvoy, 8/1 Ted Durcan, 16/1 Johnny Murtagh, 20/1 bar


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