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Wednesday, June 21, 2006



The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday, August 12 is the world's premier international jockeys' tournament, featuring six star riders representing Great Britain & Ireland taking on six international superstars riding for the Rest of the World.

At stake is the highly-coveted Shergar Cup, not to mention prize money for the owners and cash bonuses and awards for the jockeys, trainers and stable staff involved in the day totalling well over £220,000.

Points are awarded on a 15, 10, 7, 5, 3 basis to the first five horses home in each race of the six races and the team with the highest total after the sixth race will lift the Shergar Cup.

For the first time this year, two female jockeys will have a unique opportunity to demonstrate their riding skills alongside the world's top male jockeys. Last year's joint champion UK apprentice jockey, Hayley Turner, generally acknowledged as the most promising female rider ever to emerge in the 400-year history of the Sport of Kings in this country, will be on the Great Britain and Ireland Team.

On the Rest of the World Team will be Emma-Jayne Wilson, a riding phenomenon from Canada. She burst onto the North American racing scene last year when landing the riding title at Woodbine, Canada.

At its 167-day meet, the 24-year-old from Brampton, Ontario, rode 175 winners from 1,096 mounts, becoming the first female to take the title in its 50-year history, and only the third ever apprentice to do so, following Sandy Hawley in 1969 and Mickey Walls in 1991.

Her overall record for 2005 saw her win 180 races, notching over Can $6.3 million in total prize money. She partnered Classic Stamp to land the Grade Two Bell Canadian Stakes and Our Madison to take the Ontario Lassie Stakes.

Wilson wanted to be a jockey from a young age, and has ridden since she was nine. She studied equine management at Guelph University, and rode her first winner on only her second ever ride, on a horse called Ali Olah at Fort Erie, on August 28, 2004.
Her achievements on the racetrack were rewarded with a Sovereign Reward for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey and an Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey in North America - becoming only the second woman ever to land the apprentice Eclipse award.

Wilson will lose her apprentice allowance this year - known as a ‘bug’ - but is hopeful that this will not affect her career. Her agent Mike Luider and many trainers believe she has the potential to go all the way to the top.

Though the full line-up for the Great Britain and Ireland Team has yet to be confirmed, Hayley is likely to be riding alongside the likes of champions Kieren Fallon, Jamie Spencer, Mick Kinane and Kevin Darley, while Emma-Jayne will be lining up alongside the inimitable Frankie Dettori, Australian star Glen Boss, the multiple Hong Kong champion Doug Whyte (who hails from South Africa), Japanese ace Yuichi Fukanaga and French star Gerald Mosse.

"The 2006 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is going to be a ground-breaking competition, with two young female flat jockeys put under the spotlight for the first time in this country alongside many of the world's greatest male riders," commented the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Event Manager, Alistair Haggis.

"The Sport of Kings has always been male-dominated, but this year we have already seen Pam Sly saddle Speciosa to win the Stan James 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, so becoming the first British lady to train a British Classic winner, and now we have the most promising young female to emerge from this country being given a unique opportunity to prove herself against the men.

"With Emma-Jayne having taken Canada by storm last year, it will be fascinating to see how they get on alongside superstars like Frankie Dettori."

The Shergar Cup has taken place at Ascot since 2000, though last year it was not staged because of the £200 million redevelopment at Ascot. This year it will be back with a bang in the sparkling new facilities at the world's most famous racecourse.

The first race is at 1.35pm and the last at 4.10pm. At 5pm a free concert will start in the stunning surroundings of the old paddock. Headlining the concert is Charlotte Church, who will be on stage at 5.45pm.

General Admission costs £15 and Premier Admission £25, with advance bookings of 10% available (increasing to 25% for groups of 10 or more). Accompanied children aged 16 and under are admitted FREE.

To book, visit www.ascot.co.uk or call 0870 727 1234.

Age: 23

Born: January 3, 1983, in Nottingham

Height: 5ft 2in

Background: Taught to ride by her mother, a riding instructor. Started riding out for trainer Mark Polglase, who supplied her first winner, attended the Northern Racing College, and then was apprenticed to Michael Bell in Newmarket.

First Ride: Markellis, Southwell, March 27, 2000, Bet Direct From Littlewoods Handicap

First Winner: Generate, Pontefract, June 4, 2000, Pontefract Apprentice Series (Round 2) Handicap - her eighth ride

First Double: August 19, 2002, Brighton, on Blue Streak and Timeless Chick

Achievements: First woman to be crowned champion apprentice when partnering 44 winners during the 2005 Flat (turf) season - sharing the title with Saleem Golam. Also became only the fourth woman in Britain to ride out her claim, following Alex Greaves, Emma O’ Gorman and Lisa Jones

Number of Wins (calendar year 2000-2005): 1; -; 9; 14; 34; 53

Wins in 2006: 13 (up to Tuesday, June 20, 2006)

First Royal Ascot Ride: Partnered 100/1 shot Skidrow into 5th place in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot at York on June 16, 2005 - she was the only female jockey riding at the venue that week

Gay Kelleway is the only female jockey to have ridden a winner at Royal Ascot, having partnered Sprowston Boy to victory in the 1987 Queen Alexandra Stakes.


This year’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes returns to Ascot following its transfer to Newbury in 2005 while the redevelopment was taking place and has attracted a sparkling entry of 36 high-class horses.

The prestigious contest boasts prize money of £750,000, cementing its position as Britain’s premier all-aged middle-distance contest.

As ever, the entries feature the best of the three-year-old crop including the first four colts home in the Vodafone Derby - Sir Percy, Dragon Dancer, Dylan Thomas and Hala Bek - as well as Vodafone Oaks heroine Alexandrova in addition to leading performers from across Europe and further afield.

Godolphin has an enviable record in the 12-furlong event, run on De Beers Diamond Day, Saturday, July 29, with five previous wins courtesy of Doyen (2004), Daylami (1999), Swain (1998 & 1997) and Lammtarra (1995). This year, there are eight entries from the Maktoum family’s entity, headed by the 2006 Dubai World Cup hero Electrocutionsist, who could be joined by Belenus, Cherry Mix, Guadalajara, Pictavia, Pinson, Shawanda and Winged Cup.

Aidan O’Brien, successful with Galileo in 2001, accounts for 10 hopefuls including Alexandrova, Derby third Dylan Thomas, the consistent Ace who runs today, French 2,000 Guineas victor Aussie Rules and Yeats, successful in last season’s Vodafone Coronation Cup. Ireland’s champion trainer has also entered some promising performers such as Fire And Rain, successful on his sole start at Newmarket last year, plus recent impressive Group Three Gallinule Stakes victor Puerto Rico.

Master French trainer Andre Fabre has entered Hurricane Run, the 2005 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero and officially the best three-year-old in Europe last year. The son of Montjeu was a facile winner on his seasonal reappearance in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month, while further Gallic interest is provided by the Carlos Laffon-Parias-trained Laverock, triumphant in last month’s Group One Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp, and Policy Maker from the Elie Lellouche stable.

Adding to the international flavour is Heart’s Cry, trained in Japan by Kojirro Hashiguchi. Successful in the Group One Arima Kinen at Nakayama in December, the Sunday Silence horse showed his ability against international opposition when landing the Group One Dubai Sheema Classic in impressive fashion in March.

Sir Michael Stoute, who has sent out three King George winners with Shergar (1981), Opera House (1993) and Golan (2002), has entered Derby sixth Best Alibi, Chester Vase winner Papal Bull, Maraahel, Mountain High and Hard Top.

Diamond Day is on Saturday, July 29, and forms the middle section of the three-day Diamond weekend meeting at Ascot. Racing also takes place on Friday, July 28, and Sunday, July 30 - Hong Kong Day.


Class 1, Group 1, £750,000 Total Prize Fund. 4.20pm, Ascot, Saturday, July 29, 2006. For 3yo+, 1m 4f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 6lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 7lb; fillies 9st 4lb. Southern Hemisphere allowance - 4yo 4lb. Entries closed June 14, entries revealed June 21 (36 entries). Forfeit stage July 11, five-day confirmation stage July 24, £70,000 supplementary entry stage July 24, final 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am, July 27. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Tuesday, June 20.

Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
4432-24 ACE (IRE) 5 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor,Mrs Harry McCalmont Aidan O'Brien IRE
6312-21 ALEXANDROVA (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier, Michael.Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
15-10 ATLANTIC WAVES (IRE) 3 Jaber Abdullah Mark Johnston
421-510 AUSSIE RULES (USA) 3 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Fasal Salman Aidan O'Brien IRE
1/322- BELENUS (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0314-26 BEST ALIBI (IRE) 3 Gainsborough Stud Sir Michael Stoute
5010-06 CHERRY MIX (FR) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
30-4201 CROOKHAVEN 3 J P Kelly John Murphy IRE
41-1130 DECADO (IRE) 3 Mrs C O'Flynn, D Sheehy, D O'Flynn Kevin Prendergast IRE
0-(3)222 DRAGON DANCER 3 John Pearce Geoff Wragg
1126-13 DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
1113-(1)(1) ELECTROCUTIONIST (USA) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
21-6453 ENFORCER 4 D G Clarke & C L A Edginton William Muir
1- FIRE AND RAIN (FR) 3 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
211123- GUADALAJARA (GER) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
14 HALA BEK (IRE) 3 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
5/115-05 HARD TOP (IRE) 4 Ballymacoll Stud Sir Michael Stoute
526-0434 HATTAN (IRE) 4 Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
52621-1 HEART'S CRY (JPN) 5 Shadai Race Horse Co Ltd Kojiro Hashiguchi JPN
12111-1 HURRICANE RUN (IRE) 4 Michael Tabor Andre Fabre FR
0261-01 LAVEROCK (IRE) 4 Gainsborough Stud Carlos Laffon-Parias FR
333-(6)31 MARAAHEL (IRE) 5 Hamdan Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
214-420 MOUNTAIN (IRE) 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
3140-12 MOUNTAIN HIGH (IRE) 4 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Sir Michael Stoute
421-110 PAPAL BULL 3 Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor Sir Michael Stoute
300322- PICTAVIA (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
211110- PINSON (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
202-351 POLICY MAKER (IRE) 6 Ecurie Wildenstein Elie Lellouche FR
1-31 PUERTO RICO (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
5-24133 QUEEN CLEOPATRA (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
113-010 SEPTIMUS (IRE) 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
111116- SHAWANDA (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
1111-21 SIR PERCY 3 Anthony Pakenham Marcus Tregoning
(2)(1)2121 SOAPY DANGER 3 Renata Jacobs Mark Johnston
112- WINGED CUPID (IRE) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
1/21046- YEATS (IRE) 5 Sue Magnier, Diane Nagle Aidan O'Brien IRE

36 entries
12 Irish-trained
2 French-trained
1 Japanese-trained


Chris Stickels, clerk of the course at Ascot, has revealed that he intends for the course to be watered again tonight.

He said: “To maintain a ground description of good to firm, we’ll have to turn the taps on again.

“I think we will put something like six or seven millimetres on the straight course and three millimetres on the round course.”

The crowd figure for the second day was 50,629 against 56,477 when the meeting was staged here in 2004.


The tote make Jamie Spencer a 2/7 chance to win the London Clubs Charity Trophy for leading rider at Royal Ascot from 5/2 at the start of the day.

Damian Walker, the tote spokesman, commented: “I would not be surprised if he wraps up the title with another treble tomorrow given his book of rides.”

Kieren Fallon is a 7/2 chance, with Michael Kinane on 16/1, Richard Hughes 20/1, Frankie Dettori 25/1 and Alan Munro 33/1.

The totejackpot was won today, paying £43,015 to a £1 unit. There were winners totalling £4.50 including a straight £1 line on the Internet.

Today’s on-course totepool cash betting turnover came to £1,601,731 (2004 - £1,835,973)


Frederic Spanu, rider of Mednaya in the Jersey Stakes, was banned for one day - July 2 - for allowing his mount to drift left without taking sufficient steps to correct the manoeuvre.


To ensure that all aspects of the media are fully supplied with information at Ascot, Lloydbell Productions have been appointed to provide a comprehensive coverage to radio stations in Britain and around the world.

They will offer interviews and reports from all meetings staged at Ascot as well as preview material for broadcast in the run up to all meetings.

In addition Lloydbell productions will offer a comprehensive audio section on all Ascot Racecourse websites. This will include interviews with trainers, jockeys and owners.

Any radio station wishing to use this service should contact Rupert Bell or Sam Lloyd at Rupert@lloydbell.co.uk or Sam@lloydbell.co.uk


The going remains


for the second day of Royal Ascot.

This is after one and a half millimetres of rain overnight and two millimetres of watering on the new turf - the straight and the bend into it.

Chris Stickels, the clerk of the course, said: “The ground is very similar to how it was before racing on the first day.

“There is a drying breeze, as there was yesterday, and we needed to put a little water on to maintain the going as it was.

“I was very pleased with the jockeys’ reaction to the ground yesterday.”


Yesterday’s tote turnover amounted to £1,622,966.

This compares to £1,605,886 in 2004 and represents an increase of 1.1%.

Yesterday’s Jackpot was not won, meaning that a pool of £140,535 will be carried over to today’s card.


Yesterday’s crowd was 54,892.

This compares to 47,263 for the opening day in 2004 and represents a record Tuesday crowd.


In the opening Jersey Stakes (2.35pm), the Jeremy Noseda-trained Secret World is proving popular and is into 11/4 (from 3/1) with Paddy Power, 5/2 (from 3/1) with William Hill , 11/4 (from 7/2) with Stan James, 5/2 (from 7/2) with Cashmans and 11/4 (from 100/30) with Ladbrokes.

Royal Ascot regular Soviet Song is the subject of mixed reports in the Windsor Forest Stakes (3.10pm), being cut to 11/8 (from 13/8) with Stan James but eased out to 11/8 (from 5/4) with Paddy Power. Echelon is into 6/4 (from 11/4) with Coral in the Group Two event.

Today’s banker for many people is David Junior in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (3.50pm) and Brian Meehan’s charge is now 11/8 (from 6/4) with William Hill and Paddy Power. Ladbrokes have seen good each-way support for Ace from the Aidan O’Brien stable, who is into 16/1 (from 20/1).

In the big handicap of the day, the Royal Hunt Cup (4.25pm), Pride Of Nation has attracted support and is now 6/1 (from 13/2) with Paddy Power, 6/1 (from 7/1) with totesport, 5/1 (from 15/2) with William Hill and 13/2 (from 15/2) with Stan James. Others attracting money in the cavalry charge are Hinterland who is now 9/1 (from 10/1) with William Hill and 8/1 (from 11/1) with Cashmans. Stronghold is into 14/1 (from 16/1) with William Hill, 12/1 (from 16/1) with Stan James and 12/1 (from 14/1) with Paddy Power. Forgery is now 12/1 (from 14/1) with Paddy Power and 12/1 (from 16/1) with totesport, while William Hill have seen good support for Cesare, who is into 14/1 (from 18/1). William Hill have also eased out Another Bottle to 17/2 (from 7/1) and Minority Report to 11/1 (from 9/1).

Simply Perfect is the filly for money in the Queen Mary Stakes (4.55pm) and is now 4/1 (from 5/1) with Ladbrokes and totesport, 7/2 (from 5/1) with William Hill, 7/2 (from 9/2) with Paddy Power and 7/2 (from 11/2) with Stan James. Roxan is into 2/1 (from 9/4) with Cashmans in the five-furlong dash while William Hill have pushed out Gilded to 100/30 (from 11/4).

In the concluding Sandringham Fillies’ Handicap (5.30pm), Paddy Power have seen support for Red Evie, 11/2 (from 6/1) and Makderah, 11/2 (from 13/2).


Takeover Target’s thrilling triumph in yesterday’s King’s Stand Stakes - the first British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge - stole all the headlines in the media’s Royal Ascot coverage after the first day.

James Button in the Sydney Morning Herald reported: “The nags-to-riches fairytale of Takeover Target reached new heights on Tuesday when the Queanbeyan sprinter won the Group 2, 1000 metre King's Stand Stakes on the first day of Royal Ascot.”

In the Melbourne Herald Sun, Andy Withers wrote: “Choisir blazed the trail for Australia in winning the King's Stand Stakes and the Group I Golden Jubilee Stakes in scintillating fashion at the 2003 Royal festival, but Takeover Target's effort in giving weight and a beating to 27 rivals today, while not as dominant in terms of winning margin, was arguably more impressive.”

The Melbourne Age focused on the romantic nature of the win. “The victory was an emotional one for Janiak, the Queanbeyan cabbie who had been a hobby trainer for 30 years, living out of a caravan and supplementing his income working in a bakery and driving taxis until he found Takeover Target.”

In England, Julian Muscat saw it thus in The Times: “It seems a touch extravagant to build a £200 million stage for a £500 horse, but Takeover Target’s triumph at Ascot yesterday bequeathed a fairytale baptism to the revamped royal racecourse. Dignitaries and royal totems, among them the Queen, were enthralled by an Australian caravan-dweller who saddled his family pet to humble Europe’s best sprinters.”

Chris McGrath, in The Independent noted: “Jay Ford excelled in getting Takeover Target across to the favoured stands rail from stall 17, but instead attributed success to qualities already wearily familiar to any Englishman who ever bowled at Steve Waugh. "This horse will never lie down," he said.

Marcus Armytage, in the Daily Telegraph, wrote: “Takeover Target, the £500 horse bought and trained by a caravan-living, Canberra-based taxi driver, Joe Janiak, made his 10,600-mile journey from Australia pay in no uncertain terms yesterday when winning the King's Stand Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot.”


FIFTEEN FILLIES will make up the field for a top-drawer renewal of the Coronation Stakes on Friday. It is the biggest field for the Coronation Stakes since Avila won in 1949 from 14 others.

The Group 1 contest will feature three Guineas’ winners in the shape of Speciosa, Nightime and Vague.

Speciosa surged to a scintillating success in the Stan James 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 7.

She struck a major blow for Fenland trainer Pam Sly on that occasion and subsequently produced a solid display in finishing fourth in the Vodafone Oaks at Epsom.

Nightime gave Curragh handler Dermot Weld an Irish 1,000 Guineas’ victory at his local track last month. The form of that race has a solid look with 1000 Guineas’ runner-up and subsequent French Prix de Diane Hermes winner Confidential Lady back in sixth.

Vague is the third Guineas’ scorer in the showpiece race. The Elusive Quality filly won the UAE equivalent at Nad Al Sheba in February but is returning from a lengthy injury lay-off.

Trainer Jeremy Noseda said: “She is a tough filly, who tries very hard and has improved from two to three. She has worked well in the build-up to the Coronation Stakes.

“I would have loved a couple more weeks to prepare her but I feel she will be suited by a mile, suited by the ground and is worth her place in the contest.”

Price Tag was first past the post in the French 1,000 Guineas but was subsequently disqualified and placed third with Tie Black handed the race. She will seek to prove that she is the best filly in Europe in what is a red-hot renewal of the Coronation Stakes.

There will be one or two bidding to restore slightly dented reputations. Flashy Wings, a Queen Mary and Lowther Stakes’ winner, headed the market for the 1000 Guineas all through the winter and spring but disappointed.

A similar remark applies to 2005 Fillies’ Mile winner Nannina, while last year’s Cheveley Park heroine Doona Blini will seek to prove that she does stay this trip.

Nasheej’s third place in the 1000 Guineas was a big effort but she subsequently hated the heavy ground in the Irish equivalent, trailing in 14th of 15.

Godolphin’s Silca’s Sister, who beat the colts in the Prix Morny last summer, encouraged when fourth in the 1000 Guineas. She had Wake Up Maggie immediately behind her on that occasion and both will do battle again on Friday.

The field is completed by Lolita, Mostaqeleh, Nantyglo, Race For The Stars and Rajeem.

Race One: The Jersey Stakes
Winner quotes


Sir Michael Stoute registered his 53rd Royal Ascot winner when Jeremy roared to glory in the opening Jersey Stakes.

The Danehill Dancer colt gave Betty Moran her first victory at the Royal fixture - and one to sit alongside her Grand National triumph with the Ted Walsh-trained Papillon.

Jeremy - named after the actor Jeremy Irons - travelled in behind the early pace but jockey Michael Kinane switched him wide two furlongs out.

The bay responded well and came to hit the front just inside the final 200 yards before going on to score by two lengths from Asset.

Asked to compare her Jersey Stakes win with the success in the Grand National Mrs Moran said: “I love them both. Both the trainers are marvellous - Ted is here for good luck!

“I was a little bit nervous that Jeremy was caught in the middle. But I had confidence in the jockey and he worked it out.

“I picked the horse as a weanling (foal) at Keenland. I’ve bought a lot of horses at that sale and I’ve never been as excited or happy as when I bought him.

“He has a large stride and good confirmation. I loved him from the beginning.

“He’s named after the actor Jeremy Irons. I travelled in India and happened to meet Jeremy in a restaurant.

“We had a nice chat and I named the horse after him. I didn’t invite him today because I thought it would be more confusion than I’d need.

“I’m going to the sales this year with Michael Stoute and we are going to do some business.”

Stoute said: “I was a little concerned at one stage. I thought he was too far back. But Mick said they were going a real good gallop and then he had to find a split, which fortunately he did.

“I was very impressed with the horse. He’s been going seven furlongs this year, but he’ll go a mile.”

Race 1 - Jersey Stakes - Placed Quotes


Asset and Kingsgate Prince, second and third respectively in the Jersey Stakes, both pleased connections.

Beaten, two lengths by Jeremy, Asset showed a return to form after running a disappointing race in the 2000 Guineas.

Harry Herbert, Managing Director of owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, commented: “We’ve just got touched off again, following our second with Conquest in the Windsor Castle Stakes yesterday.

“Asset has run a marvellous race too and it’s good to see that he is back on track.

“I’m not sure where we will go next with him, but I wouldn’t totally rule out a crack at the July Cup as he has lots of speed and travels so well.

“He’s still a very exciting horse.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s Gold Cup, where the Highclere-owned Distinction is the ante-post favourite, Herbert added: “Distinction is in great form for tomorrow.

“He’s never won first time out in his life before last season and Michael Kinane said he travelled well, even though he hates the soft ground like it was when he won at Newbury last time out.

“The trip and ground will be ideal for him tomorrow and Sir Michael Stoute says he is in good form.”

John Best saddled 25/1 shot Kingsgate Prince to finish third and the Maidstone handler was very happy.

Best said: “He’s run an absolute cracker today and switched off much better today than he did at Epsom last time. I think with a clearer run he might have finished second.

“On that evidence, he should stay a mile and I think we will find another race for him - I think he could win a Group 3.”

“He is a real joy to have around.”


After partnering Proud Killer in the first race, jockey John Egan felt the racing surface was riding slightly faster than yesterday.

“We were saying to each other even going down that it was just that bit faster than on Tuesday and it certainly felt like that in the race,” said Egan. “I think the course had had plenty of water on it before racing yesterday.”

Mick Kinane, who partnered the winner Jeremy, agreed that it was “a shade quicker than yesterday” while both Michael Hills and Ryan Moore called the ground “good to firm.”

Jimmy Fortune added that it was “fabulous, beautiful ground” and Ted Durcan said that “it’s perfect and better than yesterday” while Eddie Ahern thought that it was “very similar to yesterday and perfect.”


Frankie Dettori could offer no mitigating circumstances after Secret World, the 11/4 favourite, finished fifth. “I’ve no excuses, I just didn’t have the horse,” said Dettori.



The great mare Soviet Song took her earnings past the Ù1 million barrier when gaining a belated first Royal Ascot success at the age of six in the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes.

Trainer James Fanshawe was relieved to see the mare return to form and reported: “She had not been totally firing at home, her work rider Mark Denaro hadn’t been totally happy with her, so that was a mighty relief.

“She really fired today and hopefully she can now go on and do it in the Falmouth at Newmarket.

“When she’s on song she likes to be given a target to aim at, just as happened today. I love it when she sits, travels and goes - that’s her style. She’s a competitor, she might be beaten one day but she’ll come back to win again. She’s got personality and knows she’s good.

“Matthew Budden (racing manager to the Elite Racing Club) and I had a chat on Friday and purposefully didn’t keep her in the Queen Anne and I think we were vindicated today.

“Royal Ascot and Cheltenham winners are my two big things as a trainer and we’re always on the lookout for another one like her - but I think I’ll be searching for a while. I better not say what I think of her as my wife wouldn’t be happy. She’s the first horse I’ve had to get through the Ù1 million barrier and she’s done it the tough way in Britain and Ireland rather than going abroad.”

Matthew Budden, racing manager to the Elite Racing Club, whose 19,000 members own Soviet Song, confirmed that this would be the mare’s last season racing. “It was always the plan that she would retire at the end of this year so this is her probably her last season. But we will be keeping her to breed from rather than sending her to the sales,” said Budden.

Jockey Jamie Spencer added: “The race went perfectly, I had no real problems. I followed Echelon early, had a nice clean led and followed it through.

“She’s a Group 2 winner in a Group 1 without a penalty so it was like me racing in a school relay against seven-year-olds.

“Chris Stickelrs has done a wonderful job on the ground her, it’s like a carpet and there’s no reason for a horse to come back sore.”

Race Two: The Windsor Forest Stakes
Place quotes


Chris Richardson, managing director of Cheveley Park Stud, had nothing but positives to offer after their horse Echelon ran second to Soviet Song in the Windsor Forest Stakes.

Richardson said: “She ran very well, so we’d be very pleased. Mick Kinane got off her and thought she’d stay a bit further so that opens up a few more options.

“The Falmouth would be a possibility. Peeress could also be a potential candidate for the same race, so we’ll have to sit down and make a bit of a plan

“We’re a bit spoilt with some nice fillies that we have. It might be that Peeress might stick to a mile and this filly might go up in trip.”

Mark Usher, trainer of third-placed Royal Alchemist, said: “She ran a blinder. We’ve only been beaten by the two star horses in the race.

“I think she’d prefer a bit more juice in the ground. She’d certainly get 10 furlongs as well. She is in the Eclipse and while that might seem far-fetched on one level, if it rains before then it wouldn’t be ridiculous.

“But her main aim will be to back to the Prix De L’Opera, which she ran very well in at Longchamp last year.

“We will probably give her a break in August and then bring her back for that.”

Race 3 - Prince of Wales’s Stakes - Winning Quotes


Lord Derby was over the moon following Ouija Board’s half-length success over Electrocutionist in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.

The owner said: “Any win is awesone, but to win a big race at Royal Ascot with this wonderful new stand is just amazing - what a girl!

“All credit must go to Ed Dunlop and his team.

“We were keen to run her in another English Group 1 and she will probably now have a decent, well-deserved break before attempting her ‘autumn double’ - the Breeders’ Cup and the Hong Kong Vase.

“Ed Dunlop wanted to run her in the Hardwicke Stakes but trainers have to be sensible and owners can have more of a crack.

“Olivier has given her a fantastic ride and is the fourth jockey to have won on her - she’s so genuine.”

“It was her run in Hong Kong that really turned it round for her this year. She may stay in training next year - she is having fun so why not? The owner is certainly having fun!”

Ed Dunlop was also full of his praise for his stable star, who came from well off the pace to overhaul Godolphin’s Electrocutionist inside the final furlong.

The Newmarket handler said: “I think that was the best run of her life. It is great to win another big race in England with her, especially at Royal Ascot.

“On official ratings, she has beaten probably the best two 10-furlong horses in the world.

“The experts said we had no chance today and I thought we should maybe have gone for the Eclipse or the Hardwicke, it was Teddy’s (Lord Derby’s) decision to run here.

“She can quicken off any pace which she has shown today, althought it was right that David Junior and Electrocutionist were first and second favourite.

“When she went out to 8/1, father told me to back her but I have never backed her in my life and the race was off then anyway.

“Credit must go to all the team at home, they have done so well to keep her going.”

Looking ahead to the future, Dunlop continued: “She is now most likely to have a holiday before coming back in the autumn.

“She was purposely not entered in King George, so if we change our minds now, she would have to be supplemented.

“She is still in the Eclipse, but that is only 17 days away and I think we may be a bit greedy if we went to Sandown with her.

“It has been the plan to go to Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup for a long time. It is a possibility she could take on the colts in the Breeders’ Cup Turf this time, although nothing has been decided. She will be entered in the Arc, although the ground in Paris is often very soft which does not suit her.

“The race in Dubai earlier this year was slightly strange and she was unlucky in Hong Kong. At Epsom, I think she just got outstayed over a mile and a half by Shirocco who is probably the best mile and a half horse in Europe.

“We will just take each race as it comes with her. She is such a freak plans are always liable to change.

“She could maybe stay in training next year. Soviet Song showed earlier today that she is still as good as ever at six.

“Oliver Peslier could ride her again if he is available - he’s finished in front and behind her in the past so should know her well! I think she goes well for any jockey, as she is so adaptable.

“I thought she looked the best she has ever done today. I will certainly never have another horse like her.”


The winning jockey on Ouija Board said: “It was a good win. There were not many runners and the race was not run very fast.

“I settled in behind the lead and took my time. She changed her legs when I pulled her out but she has a good turn of foot and I knew she would win.

“The racecourse is very good, the ground is beautiful, the paddock is big and the atmosphere is very good."

It was French-based Peslier’s 11th Royal Ascot success.



The Godolphin team were delighted with Electrocutionist’s effort to finish half a length second behind Ouija Board in a great renewal of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

The five-year-old will come back to Ascot for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, possibly taking in the Coral-Eclipse along the way.

“I’m very pleased, that was a huge effort. It was a fabulous run, he’s such a tough resolute horse,” said Simon Crisford, racing manager to Godolphin. “We were beaten by a super filly on the day and our horse was a little rusty. We’ve got lots to look forward to and he’ll be back here for the King George. He’s in everything and I think a mile and a half probably suits better than a mile and a quarter.

“We wanted a solid pace from the front and as there was no obvious pacemaker Frankie decided to go on. Frankie knows this place better than anyone so we leave it to him.”

Dettori added: “He ran great, I tried to stretch their stamina and it was a super run after a long lay-off. He’ll be a live contender for the King George now,”

Supplementary entry Manduro was three-quarters of a length further back in third and his jockey Christophe Soumillon said: “I was probably going too easy all the way and waiting on what Frankie did. He is a really good miler and may just have stopped over 2,000 metres (one mile and two furlongs).”

Paul Harley, racing manager to owner Baron Georg von Ullmann, added: “We were beaten half a length and three-quarters against the best middle distance horses in Europe despite having been a little short of room. We were justified coming here.”

Race Three: The Prince Of Wales’s Stakes


Brian Meehan revealed that the Coral Eclipse may still be on the agenda for David Junior.

The son of Pleasant Tap was sent off the 11-8 favourite for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes but could only finish fourth.

The Manton handler wasn’t too disappointed, pointing to the way the race unfolded as a reason why his charge was unable to add to victories in the Champion Stakes and the Dubai Duty Free.

Meehan said: “He has got to have a better gallop. That’s what makes the difference to him.

“The lack of pace is what did us. Jamie Spencer came back in and said it just didn’t suit. But he said the horse felt great.

“He didn’t have a hard race. I’d say there’s a pretty good chance we’ll go the Eclipse but I haven’t had a chance to talk to the owners and I’d like to do that before we decide anything.”



Jamie Spencer swooped on the line aboard Cesare to secure a memorable 34.6/1 double for trainer James Fanshawe when taking the £100,000 Royal Hunt Cup.

“He likes a bit of juice in the ground but this surface is riding so well that he was fine,” said Fanshawe. “It was a bit of a cock up running him in the Lincoln because he was so hairy.

“I was thinking of going to Goodwood 10 days ago but thought that there was a good handicap in him and didn’t want to blow his mark.

“It’s all easy in hindsight but he does work like a class horse at home.”

Patricia Thompson, whose Cheveley Park Stud owns Cesare, said: “Sadly we lost his dam a couple of weeks ago but I’d like to think he might get some black type.”

Jockey Jamie Spencer added: “I thought that we had a good draw but he’s a hold-up horse so we needed luck.

“There was no point panicking in the race because I couldn’t do anything but fortunately it opened up a bit. I followed Richard Hughes and it work well, we were like a greyhound and hare.”

Race Four -More Royal Hunt Cup winning quotes:


Jamie Spencer, the winning jockey, said: "It was the plan to take our time. From three out I was cruising on Cesare, just following Richard Hughes through.

“He likes good ground and it just took him a bit longer than I anticipated to pick up out there."

Patricia Thompson from Cheveley Park Stud added: “It's great compensation for Echelon's second in the Windsor Forest Stakes.

“The red, white and blue colours are patriotic! Chris Richardson (managing director) is invaluable to Cheveley Park Stud and we have horses with some great trainers. Hopefully, Cesare can get some black type now."

Race Four: The Royal Hunt Cup


John Gosden saluted Stronghold’s brave but ultimately unsuccessful effort under a welter weight in the Royal Hunt Cup.

Jockey Richard Hughes came there to win the race over a furlong on the Danehill colt but his burden of 9st 8lb told in the last strides and he was nailed close to the line to suffer a neck reverse to Cesare.

Newmarket-based trainer Gosden said: “It was a huge effort from him, but a stone is a lot of weight to give away to the winner.

“I can’t complain. It was a great effort and we’ll have a look at a Listed or Group 3 race with him.

“He probably got to the front sooner than he wanted but the gap was there. You don’t wait, it’d close. He went for it.

“He was in front a long time for a horse with 9st 8lb but that wasn’t Richard’s fault. He had to go for it when he got the gap.”

Clive Brittain, trainer of the third-placed Akona Matata, said: “He is a decent horse. There’s the Bunbury Cup over seven furlongs - we’ll consider that for him.”

Michael Jarvis, trainer of the fourth-placed Hinterland, said: “No excuses, he had the run of the race and ran well. I’m pleased with his run.”

Race Five: The Queen Mary Stakes


Gilded gave trainer Richard Hannon his fourth win in the Queen Mary Stakes as she streaked away to score by a length.

The 11-2 shot has answered every question since her debut fourth and has now rattled off an exceptional five wins on the bounce.

Hannon said: “You couldn’t drive a nail into her neck - she’s as hard as iron.

“She’s pretty good, too, and she proved it today. Six furlongs would no problem to her.

“We’ll give her a break now and then probably go for the Cherry Hinton at Newmarket. The Super Sprint - that’s worth 100 grand to the winner - will also come into our thinking.

“I think she’ll probably have to carry a 5lb penalty for that but then she only cost 12 grand so that won’t put her up too far.

“She’s a good filly. Richard got off her after her debut and said she will win her next two or three.”

Reflecting on a couple of his previous Queen Mary winners, Hannon added: “With Lyric Fantasy, you’ve only got to look at her time. She beat the old course record here for older horses as well as two-year-olds. She was very quick. Risky was a good filly, too.”

Cashmans introduced her into their betting at 20-1 for next year’s 1000 Guineas.

Race 5 - Queen Mary Stakes - Placed Quotes


Trainers Jeremy Noseda and Brian Meehan were both pleased with the efforts of their fillies in the Queen Mary Stakes, although both said that they thought the draw had done them no favours.

Noseda said of Simply Perfect who was beaten a length by Gilded: “I am very happy with her.

“She has run a great race and I think that it was the draw that beat her as much as anything.

“I just wish that they would sort out the draw bias as it seems worse now than it was on the old track.”

A further half-length back in third was Nina Blini and her trainer Brian Meehan said: “I am very pleased with her run.

“She had a terrible draw on the outside and has had to come over to make her run.

“We will now look at the Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket for her.”

Roxan, the 6/4 favourite, could only finish 11th and jockey Neil Callan reported: “I got no run.”

Race 6 - Sandringham Fillies’ Handicap - Winning & Placed Quotes


Jamie Spencer enjoyed his third winner of day two of Royal Ascot when partnering Red Evie to success in the concluding Listed Sandringham Fillies’ Handicap for owner Terry Neill and trainer Michael Bell.

The 5/1 co favourite came from way off the pace to deny fellow co-favourite La Mottie by a head with the third co-favourite, Makderah, a further length and a half back in third.

Spencer, enjoying a 212/1 treble on the day, commented: “I had a nightmare of a journey.

“I was following Darryll (Holland) but he got murdered as well.

“Anyway, she came through and we won it anyway.”

Winning trainer Michael Bell added: “She is pretty useful this filly.

“In her last four runs, she has won but hasn’t really been tested.

“I was a bit nervous what the handicapper would do with her after her last win at Leicester, but he only put her up 2lb.”

The Newmarket trainer went on to reveal that he believes the daughter of Intikhab is a Group performer in the making.

Bell continued: “She is certainly better than a handicapper and we will now look at the Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) at Newmarket next month for her.

“She is also entered in the Group 3 Brownstown Stakes at Leopardstown next month and that is another option to consider.

“This filly has been a real joy to train.”

Jeremy Noseda said of second-placed La Mottie: “You’ve got to be pleased with that, it was a great run and we are delighted.

“I’ve got no complaints and we’ll take her home and see what the handicapper does now - we may have to go down the Listed route with her.”


A day on which Jamie Spencer secured a 212/1 treble was marred slightly for the jockey when he picked up a four-day ban for careless riding after winning the Sandringham Handicap on Red Evie. The ban runs from July 2 to 5.

Jimmy Fortune early collected a one-day suspension, taking place on July 2, for careless riding in the Queen Mary Stakes.



JOCKEY 1st 2nd 3rd
Jamie Spencer 3 2 -
Richard Hughes 1 3 -
Kieren Fallon 1 1 2
Mick Kinane 1 1 -
Olivier Peslier 1 1 -
Alan Munro 1 - 1
Ted Durcan 1 - -
Jay Ford 1 - -
Declan McDonogh 1 - -
Ian Mongan 1 - -
Frankie Dettori - 2 3
Fran Berry - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - 1 -
George Baker - - 1
Martin Dwyer - - 1
Richrd Hills - - 1
Nicky Mackay - - 1
Kerrin McEvoy - - 1
Christophe Soumillon - - 1


Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
James Fanshawe 2 - -
Richard Hannon 1 2 1
Jeremy Noseda 1 2 -
Ed Dunlop 1 1 -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE 1 - 1
Michael Bell 1 - -
Mick Channon 1 - -
Joe Janiak AUS 1 - -
Sylvester Kirk 1 - -
Bryan Smart 1 - -
Saeed bin Suroor - 1 1
Nicolas Clement FR - 1 -
John Gosden - 1 -
William Haggas - 1 -
Tony Martin IRE - 1 -
Mark Wallace - 1 -
John Best - - 1
Clive Brittain - - 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - - 1
Charles Egerton - - 1
Andre Fabre FR - - 1
Peter Makin - - 1
Brian Meehan - - 1
Marcus Tregoning - - 1
Mark Usher - - 1

£65,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 3yo Weights colts and geldings 9st 1lb: fillies 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb Entries 23 pay £290 Penalty Value 1st £36,907; 2nd £13,988; 3rd £7,000.50; 4th £3,490.50; 5th £1,748.50; 6th £877.50

1 JEREMY (USA) (Betty Moran) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-01 Michael Kinane [9] 9/2
2 ASSET (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXVI) Richard Hannon 3-9-01 Richard Hughes [1] 5/1
3 KINGSGATE PRINCE (IRE) (John Mayne) John Best 3-9-01 George Baker [4] 25/1
4 ASSERTIVE (A Ilsley, K Ivory & Lady Whent) Richard Hannon 3-9-01 Ryan Moore [8]
5 SECRET WORLD (IRE) (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-01 Frankie Dettori [2] 11/4f
6 RED CLUBS (IRE) (Ronald Arculli) Barry Hills 3-9-06 Michael Hills [10]
7 COUSTEAU (Charnwood Boy Partnership, B Reilly) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-9-01 Eddie Ahern [12]
8 RACER FOREVER (USA) (Mohamed Obaida) John Gosden 3-9-01 Jimmy Fortune [13]
9 SAVILLE ROAD (F Deely) Declan Daly 3-9-01 Shane Kelly [6]
10 RYDAL MOUNT (IRE) (Reg Gifford) Stuart Kittow 3-8-12 Fergus Sweeney [11]
11 PROUD KILLER (Nolan’s Bar Racing Syndicate) John Jenkins 3-9-01 John Egan [3]
12 MEDNAYA (IRE) (E Morkdukhovitch) Richard Gibson FR 3-8-12 Frederic Spanu [5]
13 MANSTON (IRE) (Gallagher Equine Ltd) Brian Meehan 3-9-01 Pat Smullen [14]
14 LEVERA (Four Mile Racing) Alan King 3-9-01 Jamie Spencer [7]

14 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: 2, hd, nk, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 5, nk, 9, 2, 1/2, 9, dist
Time: 1m 27.54s
Breeder: Brookdale
Breeding: b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Glint In Her Eye (USA) (Arazi (USA))
Tote: Win: £4.40 Places:£1.60; £2.10; £7.00 Exacta: £26.90

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), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), 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 (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), 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 (1984-2005): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95 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 in 2006: 48 Royal Ascot Wins: 53 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), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981,1986,1989,1994,1997, 2000, 2003,2005) 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), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini) Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Coral Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); Falmouth Stakes (1996 Sensation), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2003 One Cool Cat), Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Irish 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, 2005 Electrocutionist), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo, 2005 Azamour), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Sussex Stakes (1998 Among Men, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Proclamation), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy) Royal Ascot wins: (38) 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), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2005 Cape Of Good Hope) Leading Roder at Royal Ascot: 1994 (4 wins), 1995 (4wins), 1996 (5wins), 2005 (6wins) Wins in Britain 1992-2005: 4; 4; 23; 28; 29; 23; 24; 22; 26; 26; 15; 3; 9; 23 Wins in Britain in 2006: 8


£130,000 guaranteed, 1m Straight Course, For 4yo+ fillies and mares Weights 8st 12lb Penalties after September 1, 2005, winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb Entries 24 pay £380 First Forfeit 18 pay £430 Confirmed 13 pay £270 Penalty Value 1st £73,814; 2nd £27,976; 3rd £14,001; 4th £6,981; 5th £3,497; 6th £1,755

1 SOVIET SONG (IRE) (Elite Racing Club) James Fanshawe 6-8-12 Jamie Spencer [4] 11/8f
2 ECHELON (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-12 Michael Kinane [6] 3/1
3 ROYAL ALCHEMIST (The Ridgeway Partnership) Mark Usher 4-8-12 Martin Dwyer [3] 33/1
4 ZAYN ZEN (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 4-8-12 Philip Robinson [9]
5 LUAS LINE (IRE) (Evie Stockwell) David Wachman IRE 4-9-03 Kieren Fallon [5]
6 VIOLET PARK (J Cash) Brian Meehan 5-8-12 Richard Hughes [7]
7 BON NUIT (IRE) (Howard Spooner) Geoff Wragg 4-8-12 Alan Munro [1]
8 CHANTILLY BEAUTY (FR) (Robert Ng) Rupert Pritchard-Gordon FR 4-8-12b Thierry Jarnet [2]
9 SHAPIRA (GER) (Stall Granum) Andreas Lowe GER 5-8-12 Olivier Peslier [8]
10 ASTRONOMIA (NZ) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-11 Frankie Dettori [10]

10 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: 2, 1 3/4, 3/4, nk, nk, 3/4, 1 3/4, 7, 6
Time: 1m 40.67s
Breeder: Elite Racing Club
Breeding: b m Marju (IRE) - Kalinka (IRE) (Soviet Star (USA))
Tote: Win: £2.50 Places: £1.20; £1.60; £3.80 Exacta: £4.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Date of first licence:1990 First winner: Black Sapphire, Salisbury, May 8, 1990 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Wins in a season (1990-2005): 18; 22; 28; 34; 24; 29; 22; 23; 52; 46; 40; 38; 58; 46; 44; 43 Number of horses in training (1990-2006): 32; 51; 78; 71; 82; 76; 62; 59; 58; 65; 98; 87; 84; 110; 106; 105; 103 Wins in 2006: 14 Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia, 2004 & 2005 Soviet Song), Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song) Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2004 Unscrupulous), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song)

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season Major wins include: Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro) Wins in Britain (1998-2005): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180* (*Champion Jockey) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain Wins in Britain in 2006: 93 Royal Ascot wins: (7) Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song)


£350,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f For 4yo+ Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies and mares 8st 11lb Allowances southern hemisphere 4yo 3lb Entries 37 pay £1,060 First Forfeit 21 pay £1,210 Second Forfeit 1 pay £25,000 Confirmed 10 pay £755 Penalty Value 1st £211,207.40; 2nd £80,049.02; 3rd £40,061.71; 4th £19,975.06; 5th £10,006.13; 6th £5,021.66

1 OUIJA BOARD (Lord Derby) Ed Dunlop 5-8-11 Olivier Peslier [5] 8/1
2 ELECTROCUTIONIST (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-00 Frankie Dettori [4] 9/4
3 MANDURO (GER) (Baron Georg Von Ullmann) Andre Fabre FR 4-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [6]
4 DAVID JUNIOR (USA) (Roldvale Ltd, Gold Group International Ltd) Brian Meehan 4-9-00 Jamie Spencer [3] 11/8f
5 NOTNOWCATO (Antony & David de Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-00 Michael Kinane [1]
6 CORRE CAMINOS (FR) (Marquesa De Moratalla) Mikel Delzangles FR 4-9-00 Thierry Jarnet [2]
7 ACE (IRE) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Mrs Harry McCalmont) Aidan O'Brien IRE 5-9-00v Kieren Fallon [7]

7 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: 1/2, 3/4, 3/4, sh, 1, 1 1/4
Time: 2m 06.92s
Breeder: Stanley Estate and Stud Co.

Breeding: b m Cape Cross (IRE)- Selection Board (Welsh Pageant)
Tote: Win: £6.40 Places: £2.40; £1.80 Exacta: £22.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68.Date of first licence:October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) First British Classic winner: Vodafone Oaks (2004 Ouija Board) Wins in a season (1994 (Part season only)-2005: 1; 17; 22; 27; 35; 67; 53; 74; 32; 50; 49; 45 Horses in training (1995-2006): 69; 63; 84; 108; 105; 131; 128; 154; 141; 115; 123; 119 Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2004 Ouija Board), French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Beeswing Stakes (1996 Iktamal), Ladbroke Bunbury Cup (1995 Cadeaux Tryst), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2004 Ouija Board), Lennox Stakes (2005 Court Masterpiece), Prix de la Foret (2005 Court Masterpiece), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani), Tote International (2004 Court Masterpiece); Princess Royal John Doyle Stakes (2004 Ouija Board) Wins in 2006: 26 Royal Ascot Winners: (4) Wokingham Handicap (1999 Deep Space); Royal Hunt Cup (2001 Surprise Encounter); Sandringham Rated Stakes (2003 Hold To Ransom), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2006 Ouija Board First Royal Ascot Winner: Wokingham Handicap (June 18, 1999 Deep Space)

Winning jockey:-Name: Peslier, Olivier Born: Cossé-le-Vivien, France, 12/1/71 Apprenticeship: School for Jockeys in Moulin a Vent, followed by apprenticeship with Patrick Biancone. Major wins include: Vodafone Derby (1998 High-Rise), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1996 Helissio, 1997 Peintre Celebre, 1998 Sagamix), Prix du Jockey-Club (1997 Peintre Celebre), Deutsches Derby (1997 Borgia), Irish Derby (1995 Winged Love), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1998 Desert Prince, 1999 Saffron Walden); Coronation Stakes (1996 Shake The Yoke), Criterium International (2000 Sagacity); Dante Stakes (1997 Benny The Dip, 1996 Glory Of Dancer), Dewhurst (1997 Xaar), Grand Criterium (1993 Lost World, 1995 Loup Solitaire), Grand Prix de Paris (1997 Peintre Celebre, 1998 Limpid); Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1996 Helissio, 1998 Fragrant Mix); Japan Cup (2001 Jungle Pocket, 2004 Zenno Rob Roy), Juddmonte Lockinge (2002 Keltos), Prix Ganay (1997 Helissio, 2000 Indian Danehill, 2003 Fair Mix), Prix Lupin (1997 Cloudings, 1999 Gracioso), Prix Saint-Alary (1995 Muncie, 1997 Brilliance, 2003 Fidelite); Prix d’Ispahan (1994 Bigstone, 1998 Loup Sauvage); Prix Jean Prat (1993 La Balafre), Prix Royal-Oak (1999 and 2000 Amilynx), Prix du Moulin (1998 Desert Prince); Prix de la Foret (1994 Bigstone, 1995 Poplar Bluff, 2003 Etoile Montante); Prix Vermeille (1997 Queen Maud); Prix du Cadran (1994 Molesnes, 2004 Westerner); Prix Marcel Boussac (1995 Miss Tahiti, 1999 Lady Of Chad), Prix de la Salamandre (1997 Xaar), Prix du Haras de Fresnay -Le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (2001 Vahorimix, 2002 Banks Hill); Prix de Sandringham (2006 Impressionnante); Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1997 Air Express, 1998 Desert Prince) Wins in Britain (2001-2005): 2; 4; 0; 0; 1 Wins in Britain in 2006: 1 Royal Ascot wins: (11) First Royal Ascot win: Southern Power (June 18, 1996, Ascot Stakes Handicap) Major Royal Ascot wins: Coronation Stakes (June 19, 1996, Shake The Yoke, June 22, 2001, Banks Hill), Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James), Gold Cup (2005 Westerner), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2006 Ouija Board) Other details: Champion jockey in France in 1996 and 1997


£100,000 guaranteed, 1m Straight Course, For 3yo+ Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 (120 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 (120 if 3yo) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted) Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after May 27, a winner 5lb; a winner of 2 races 7lb Babodana’s Handicap Mark 110 Entries 121 pay £180 First Forfeit 109 pay £205 Confirmed 70 pay £115 Penalty Value 1st £62,320; 2nd £18,660; 3rd £9,330; 4th £4,670; 5th £2,330; 6th £1,170

1 CESARE (Cheveley Park Stud) James Fanshawe 5-8-08 Jamie Spencer [3] 14/1
2 STRONGHOLD (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 4-9-08 Richard Hughes [2] 14/1
3 AKONA MATATA (USA) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Clive Brittain 4-8-05 Kerrin McEvoy [11] 16/1
4 HINTERLAND (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed) Michael Jarvis 4-8-13 Philip Robinson [8] 15/2
5 PENTECOST (J, J & S Hitchins) Andrew Balding 7-9-03 Martin Dwyer [9]
6 PINPOINT (IRE) (Full Circle) Walter Swinburn 4-8-08 Ted Durcan [4]
7 FORGERY (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXIII) Gerard Butler 4-8-07 Kieren Fallon [5]
8 MINE (IRE) (Michael Dawson) James Bethell 8-9-02v Richard Quinn [30]
9 CAPABLE GUEST (IRE) (John Guest) Mick Channon 4-8-07 Chris Catlin [28]
10 RED SPELL (IRE) (Mrs John Lee) Richard Hannon 5-8-07b Ryan Moore [21]
11 LANGFORD (Marlborough Electronics) Mark Tompkins 6-8-11 Frankie Dettori [25]
12 DABBERS RIDGE (IRE) (Maurice Mogg) Barry Hills 4-8-11 Michael Hills [10]
13 PRIDE OF NATION (IRE) (Equibreed SRL) Luca Cumani 4-8-10 Nicky Mackay [27] 11/2f
14 ACE OF HEARTS (Lady Stuttaford & The Late Mr Bovill) Chris Wall 7-9-01 Eddie Ahern [6]
15 MINORITY REPORT (G Shiel) Luca Cumani 6-8-06 Christophe Lemaire [1]
16 IMPELLER (IRE) (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 7-8-08 Darryll Holland [26]
17 UNSHAKABLE (IRE) (Unshakable Partnership) Bob Jones 7-8-05 Franny Norton [14]
18 TUCKER (Mrs Tony Richards) David Elsworth 4-8-13v John Egan [15]
19 BUSTAN (IRE) (T Morley) Giles Bravery 7-8-09 Michael Kinane [22]
20 STAGELIGHT (IRE) (Fieldspring Racing) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-04 Shane Kelly [20]
21 BABODANA (M Bowring) Mark Tompkins 6-9-10 Richard Hills [18]
22 PRINCE OF THEBES (IRE) (Canisbay Bloodstock) John Akehurst 5-8-08 Paul Doe [23]
23 EL COTO (RJH Ltd & J P Hames) Kevin Ryan 6-8-06p Daragh O'Donohoe [24]
24 DIVINE GIFT (Sporting Gunners Syndicate Two) Kevin Ryan 5-8-11b Neil Callan [29]
25 RIVER ROYALE (Ronald Arculli) Peter Chapple-Hyam 4-8-06 Alan Munro [12]
26 DANSILI DANCER (The Troupers) Clive Cox 4-8-03p Adam Kirby (3)[16]
27 ANOTHER BOTTLE (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Roger Charlton 5-8-12 Steve Drowne [13]
28 SPANISH DON (Gordon Li) David Elsworth 8-8-09 Liam Keniry [17]
29 BLYTHE KNIGHT (IRE) (Maxilead Limited) John Quinn 6-9-01 Graham Gibbons [19]
30 SHOT TO FAME (USA) (Middleham Park Racing VII) David Nicholls 7-8-04 Adrian Nicholls [7]

30 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: nk, 1 3/4, 2 1/2, 1, 1/2, 3/4, 1, sh, nk, 1/2, sh, 3/4, 1, 1/2, 3, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, nk, 2, 5, 1, 1 1/4, nk, nk, sh, 7, 18, 19
Time: 1m 40.62s
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd
Breeding: b g Machiavellian (USA) - Tromond (Lomond (USA))
Tote: Win: £4.70 Places: £5.30; £5.50; 2.00 Exacta: £218.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Date of first licence:1990 First winner: Black Sapphire, Salisbury, May 8, 1990 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Wins in a season (1990-2005): 18; 22; 28; 34; 24; 29; 22; 23; 52; 46; 40; 38; 58; 46; 44; 43 Number of horses in training (1990-2006): 32; 51; 78; 71; 82; 76; 62; 59; 58; 65; 98; 87; 84; 110; 106; 105; 103 Wins in 2006: 15 Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia, 2004 & 2005 Soviet Song), Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song) Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Royal Ascot Wins (5): Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia, 2006 Cesare), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2004 Unscrupulous), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song)

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season Major wins include: Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro) Wins in Britain (1998-2005): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180* (*Champion Jockey) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain Wins in Britain in 2006: 94 Royal Ascot wins: (8) Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2006 Cesare)


£70,000 guaranteed, 5f, For 2yo fillies Weights 8st 12lb Entries 17 pay £310 Penalty Value 1st £39,746; 2nd £15,064; 3rd £7,539; 4th £3,759; 5th £1,883; 6th £945

1 GILDED (IRE) (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [12] 11/2
2 SIMPLY PERFECT (Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [14] 9/2
3 NINA BLINI (Mrs T Cunningham) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [13] 12/1
4 SPARKLING EYES (Tony Richards) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Kerrin McEvoy [4] 66/1
5 SLIPASEARCHER (IRE) (Barry McCabe) David Evans 2-8-12 Shane Kelly [1]
6 VITAL STATISTICS (Setsquare Recruitment) David Elsworth 2-8-12 Richard Quinn [8]
7 CHRISTMAS TART (IRE) (Stephen Dartnell) Vince Smith 2-8-12 Chris Catlin [6]
8 TARKAMARA (IRE) (A Robinson) Paul Cole 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [7]
9 SU DOKU (USA) (J Caplan) Nick Littmoden 2-8-12 Christophe Soumillon [3]
10 RIPPING (Mrs C Regalado-Gonzalez) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [2]
11 ROXAN (IRE) (Highbank Equine Ltd) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Neil Callan [9] 6/4f
12 FEELIN FOXY (Danethorpe Racing Ltd) Derek Shaw 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [10]
13 PRINCESS IRIS (IRE) (Team Valor) Eoghan O'Neill 2-8-12 Richard Mullen [5]
14 HYTHE BAY (Eastwell Manor Racing Ltd) Richard Phillips 2-8-12 Steve Drowne [15]
15 SUNLEY GIFT (John Sunley) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Sam Hitchcott [11]

15 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: 1, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/4, 3/4, 1/2, 3, 1 1/4, 3/4, hd, sh, nk, 3/4, 2
Time: 1m 03.06s
Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud
Breeding: b f Redback - Tumbleweed Pearl (Aragon)
Tote: Win: £6.30 Places: £2.20; £1.60; £3.00 Exacta: £21.60

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor) Number of horses in training; (1985-2006): 67: 75: 74: 80: 85: 107: 131: 139: 155: 178: 167: 155: 149: 145: 155: 162: 147: 169: 169: 149: 169 Number of wins in a season (1982-2005):38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126: 154: 182: 112: 115: 109: 94: 108: 123: 135: 110: 121: 122: 113: 145 Wins in 2006: 58 Royal Ascot wins: 20 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded)

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Wins in Britain (1994-2005):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124 Major wins include: Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight)Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Jersey Stakes (1995, Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla Wins in 2006: 42 Royal Ascot wins: 13 - Jersey Stakes (1995, Sergeyev)1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded)


£55,000 guaranteed, 1m Straight Course, For 3yo fillies Rated 96-110 (also open to such fillies rated 95 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum Weight 8st 7lb Penalties after June 10, a winner of a class 1, 2 or 3 race 3lb Expensive’s Handicap Mark 105 Entries 27 pay £255 Penalty Value 1st £31,229; 2nd £11,836; 3rd £5,923.50; 4th £2,953.50; 5th £1,479.50; 6th £742.50

1 RED EVIE (IRE) (Terry Neill) Michael Bell 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer [4] 5/1cf
2 LA MOTTIE (Lordship Stud) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [2] 5/1cf
3 MAKDERAH (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-12 Richard Hills [19] 5/1cf
4 SHORTEST DAY (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11t Richard Hughes [7] 16/1
5 HARVEST QUEEN (IRE) (Bakewell Bloodstock Ltd) Peter Makin 3-8-10 Darryll Holland [1]
6 ILLUMINISE (IRE) (Ballygallon Stud Ltd) Ed Dunlop 3-8-07 Kieren Fallon [20]
7 EXPENSIVE (M Tilbrook) Chris Wall 3-9-07 Eddie Ahern [16]
8 PSYCHIC STAR (Mystic Order) Walter Swinburn 3-8-10 Kerrin McEvoy [14]
9 JEANMAIRE (IRE) (Turf Club 2004) Hughie Morrison 3-8-07 Travis Block [18]
10 SWEET AFTON (IRE) (M McLoughlin) Eamon Tyrrell IRE 3-8-13 Michael Kinane [17]
11 POLISHED GEM (IRE) (Moyglare Stud Farm) Dermot Weld IRE 3-8-09 Pat Smullen [5]
12 SHARAPOVA (IRE) (J Higgins) Michael Grassick IRE 3-8-07 Niall McCullagh [21]
13 SAABIQ (USA) (Saif Ali) Clive Brittain 3-8-10p Ted Durcan [9]
14 STAGE FLIGHT (Al-Shareef Haza Al-Abdaly) Brian Meehan 4-9-04 Jimmy Fortune [6]
15 CIAO (IRE) (O Finetto) John Joseph Murphy IRE 3-8-07 Danny Grant [13]
16 AFTER YOU (Guy Reed) Barry Hills 3-9-02 Michael Hills [3]
17 ADEJE PARK (IRE) (Marco Bozzi) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-07 Alan Munro [11]
18 NYARHINI (Mrs Hugo Morris) Geoff Wragg 3-8-11 Steve Drowne [8]
19 SONG OF PASSION (IRE) (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XVI) Richard Hannon 3-8-09 Ryan Moore [12]

19 ran
Non-runners: 14 Wasseema (withdrawn); 17 Adventuress
Distances: hd, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 2, 3, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 6, 3, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 1/2, 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 14
Time: 1m 41.35s
Breeder: Dermot Cantillon and Forenaughts Stud
Breeding: b f Intikhab (USA) - Malafemmena (IRE) (Nordico (USA))
Tote: Win: £5.10 Places: £2.00; £1.50; £1.90; £3.40 Exacta: £17.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Bell, Michael Leopold Wentworth Date of birth: 10/10/60 Date of first licence:1989 First winner: Pass The Peace, Fred Darling Stakes, Newbury, April 14, 1989 Previous Occupation: Assistant for three years with Mercy Rimell, three years with Paul Cole and a period with Comte Roland de Chambure in France. Number of wins in a season (1989-2005): 18: 21: 43: 39: 42: 55: 42: 46: 34: 41: 70: 52: 45: 52: 35: 55: 39 Horses in training (1989-2006): 30: 47: 53: 65: 75: 79: 90: 88: 81: 77: 81: 95: 97: 94: 89: 92: 94: 89 British Classic Winner: Vodafone Derby (2005 Motivator) Major wins include: Fred Darling Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace), Italian Oaks (2001 Zanzibar),July Stakes (2003 Nevisian Lad), Mill Reef Stakes (1994 Princely Hush), Molecomb Stakes (1994 Hoh Magic), Nell Gwyn Stakes (1992 A-To-Z), Prix Morny (1994 Hoh Magic), St Simon Stakes (1994 Persian Brave), Trains at Fitzroy House, Newmarket, Suffolk. Wins in 2006: 20 Royal Ascot wins: (2) - Windsor Castle Stakes (2002 Revenue); Sandringham Handicap (2006 Red Evie)

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season Major wins include: Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro) Wins in Britain (1998-2005): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180* (*Champion Jockey) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain Wins in Britain in 2006: 95 Royal Ascot wins: (9) Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2006 Cesare), Sandringham Handicap (2006 Red Evie)

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