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Tuesday, June 14, 2011








The attendance on the first day of Royal Ascot 2011 was 43,354, up 10 per cent on last year’s figure of 39,577.


Charles Barnett, Ascot’s Chief Executive, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to get such a huge opening day crowd on what has been widely acknowledged as the best racecard we are likely to see for some time.


“We made a conscious effort to promote this day as soon as the running plans for the major races were clear and it’s gratifying that we’ve witnessed the pull of such fantastic sport.


“Frankel and Canford Cliffs set themselves up for an inevitable fascinating clash somewhere in the summer, perhaps back here in the QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.


“The King’s Stand Stakes lived up to all expectations as an international contest with the UK holding off Australia, Hong Kong and Hungary in a great finish.”





Tote on-course cash turnover came in at £1,418,898 after racing at Royal Ascot today, marking a 14% increase on the £1,245,535 total taken on the same day last year.


Totesport spokesman, George Primarolo, commented: "We are delighted with the strong performance today and we hope it bodes well for the rest of the week.





Ascot Clerk of the Course, Chris Stickels, expressed his delight with the opening day of Royal Ascot 2011 and gave the latest going at close of play.


He said: "The ground remains good on the straight course and good, good to soft in places on the round course. We will see what tomorrow brings - we might just get the odd light shower tomorrow afternoon.


"We have had some great racing today and it has been a very good start to Royal Ascot."





American rider Jeffrey Sanchez's first ride in Britain resulted in a four-day suspension after the stewards found him guilty of a whip infraction aboard last-placed Italo in the Coventry Stakes.


The stewards found him in breach of Schedule (B)6 Part 2 for using his whip when out of contention and when his mount was showing no response. The Wesley Ward-trained two-year-old crossed the line over 30 lengths behind the victorious Power.


Sanchez's ban runs from Tuesday, June 28 to Friday, July 1, inclusive.






Green Destiny, one of the leading contenders for tomorrow’s Royal Hunt Cup, is set to miss the mile handicap. Trainer William Haggas instead plans to run the four-year-old in the Listed Wolferton Handicap on Friday.


“We have decided to withdraw Green Destiny tomorrow as I consider the ground could be too fast for him and he will not be as effective over that distance on fastish ground,” said Haggas.


“His owner, Saleh Al Homaizi, is very conscious of the fact that the horse is and has been one of the favourites for the race for a long time but has accepted my view that running him over 10 furlongs in the Wolferton Handicap on Friday is more suitable for the horse, especially with rain forecast. He will therefore be declared tomorrow for Friday’s race.”




The going was changed before racing to


Good on the Straight Course


and remains Good, Good to Soft in places on the Round Course


The going was previously also Good, Good to Soft in places on the Straight Course.


Chris Stickels, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, commented: “The course seems in great nick ahead of today and we are forecast a dry, sunny afternoon. The Straight Course has slightly dried out this morning so we changed the going to Good there.”





Good (Good to Soft in places)


GoingStick readings at 8.15am

Stands’ side: 9.2,

Centre: 9.6,

Far side: 9.0,

Round course 8.1



Straight Course: Centre

Round Course: Inside


Weather Summary 

It was dry overnight and the forecast is for a dry and warm day. It will be mainly dry tomorrow, Wednesday, while showers are forecast for the remainder of the week.








Sheikh Fahad Al Thani is leasing all of his runners at Royal Ascot so that his brothers can share with him in the experience and thrill of ownership. The switch includes two horses running on the opening day of the meeting, Group Therapy in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes and the leading fancy in the Windsor Castle Stakes, Frederick Engels.


Sheikh Fahad's horses usually run under the banner of Pearl Bloodstock and the Sheikh's silks of yellow with blue stars have become increasingly familiar over the last 12 months. However, for Royal Ascot week, his horses are being transferred to run in the name of Qatar Bloodstock, a company he jointly owns with his brothers. Qatar Bloodstock is a subsidiary of QIPCO Holding and owns the stallion Makfi, as well as the French-trained sprinter Total Gallery and several broodmares.

Sheikh Fahad's Bloodstock Advisor, David Redvers, said: “The Sheikh wanted his brothers to share in the excitement of owning and watching a horse run, so he asked that the horses be leased to Qatar Bloodstock for this week.


“He is passionate about the sport and British racing in particular and he is keen for his brothers to feel the same. Not only is this the first Royal Ascot that Sheikh Hamad and Sheikh Suhaim have attended, it is also the first time Sheikh Fahad has been present.


“He had one runner here last year but he was abroad in China. It would mean a great deal to Sheikh Fahad if the horses he owns were to run well for him and his brothers at the Royal meeting.”


QIPCO are the title sponsors of the QIPCO British Champions Series. All seven Group One races run at Royal Ascot feature in the QIPCO British Champions Series.


QIPCO Holding is one of the leading private investment companies in Qatar. The company is owned by six brothers who are members of the Royal Family of Qatar. The Chief Executive is Sheikh Hamad Al Thani, who together with his brothers are nephews of the Emir of the State of Qatar.


The horses running this week include Group Therapy (King’s Stand Stakes), Frederick Engels (Windsor Caste Stakes), Codemaster (Jersey Stake), Sweet Chilli (Albany Stakes) & Dever Dream (Windsor Forest Stakes).




Royal Carriage List - Tuesday, June 14,  2011



Carriage 1


1          THE QUEEN                                                                            


3          The Duke of York

4          Prince Khalid Abdullah



Carriage 2


1          The Prince of Wales                                                                                                      

2          The Duchess of Cornwall

3          Princess Beatrice

4          Princess Eugenie



Carriage 3


1          The Duke of Abercorn                                                                                              

2          The Duchess of Abercorn

3          The Earl of Dalhousie

4          The Countess of Dalhousie



Carriage 4


1          The Lord Vestey                                                                                                           

2          The Lady Vestey

3          The Lady Brabourne

4          Major Dan Rex








The following are non runners:


5pm Ascot Handicap

no20 Alsadaa (Going)


5.35pm Windsor Castle Stakes

no1    Arnold Lane (Self Certificate - Lame)

no26 Owley (Vet’s Certificate - Fracture)




Kieren Fallon is not riding today after jarring his neck this morning and Eddie Ahern will take his place on Veiled in the Ascot Handicap (5pm) while Olivier Peslier will partner Caledonian Spring in the Windsor Castle Stakes (5.35pm).






A sculpture of the four-time Gold Cup winner Yeats was unveiled in the paddock before racing by the Queen.


The Queen met John Magnier, whose wife Sue’s colours were carried by Yeats, before unveiling the 10 per cent larger than life bronze, designed by 27-year-old sculptor Charlie Langton.


Yeats now stands as a stallion at Magnier’s Coolmore Stud in County Tipperary with his first foals born this year.


Langton commented: "The sculpture of Yeats began last summer with a week of measuring, sketching and sculpting at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, where he stands as a stallion. This is the most important stage for me, as I was able to get to know the horse from watching him in his daily routine and then spend time speaking to the lads and all those that know Yeats well. It was vital that I gained a complete picture of the horse from those who know him best as I was keen to capture the character of the horse as well as his physical dimensions.


“I had my own very strong mental image of Yeats parading around the ring at Ascot to add to this information and therefore I could establish a pose that married all these elements together. He always carried his head in a very distinctive way and later on in his career, as his neck developed, he became instantly recognisable. He is beautifully proportioned. From the side he is deep and powerfully built, especially through the shoulder: he is sinuous and yet every line flows with an effortless grace. From the front he is streamlined and slender: even his ears are close together when pricked. It is easy to see why he had so much success when one considers this combination of power and aerodynamism.


“But the thing that really strikes me about Yeats is how he moves. He is almost regal in his head carriage and he glides over the ground effortlessly. I could not have had a better subject for my first life-size bronze.


“Having made a one quarter scale maquette of Yeats I began work on the ten per cent over life-size version in October 2010. The process involves a steel armature, on top of which I added clay. Over 40 bags were needed, which equates to more than one tonne. I used over sixty measurements taken from Yeats, along with video footage, my sketches and maquettes and also made trips back to Coolmore to see him and to refresh my eye. He took over eight hundred hours to sculpt.


“I built a new studio specially for working on this scale so that I could have the room to stand back and see the work from a distance, which is vital. However, it is a very large space to keep warm and it was a constant battle against the cold to prevent the clay from freezing. Every night he was wrapped up in a New Zealand rug and sleeping bags.


“Once I had come to a point where I thought I was getting close to being happy with the sculpture, the mould making could begin. This was done over the course of ten days by three highly skilled mould makers. He was moulded in seven sections (the four legs, head, tail and body). The moulds were then taken to the foundry and a combination of the lost wax process and sand casting were used to create the bronze.


“I hope more than anything that my sculpture does justice to Yeats and that those who know him best will think that I have captured his presence and character.Yeats is an Ascot legend and I feel extremely privileged to have been chosen to sculpt him."





Ladbrokes representative David Williams describes the support for Frankel “as if defeat is out of the question” and the firm has the Qipco 2,000 Guineas winner at 1/3 (fom 2/5) to add the St James’s Palace Stakes to his winning tally. The Sir Henry Cecil-trained colt is now 4/11 (from 2/5) with Paddy Power, while Skybet has his Japanese rival, Grand Prix Boss, at 18/1 (from 20/1).


In an open King’s Stand Stakes Totesport reports Bridgetown to be the best-backed horse of the day and he is now 11/1 (from 14/1). Skybet has seen some support for Hungarian raider Overdose in the King’s Stand Stakes and he is now 10/1 (from 12/1). Richard Hannon’s Monsieur Chevalier has also been shortened to 16/1 (from 25/1). Paddy Power has cut Group Therapy to 20/1 (from 25/1) but Australian challenger Star Witness has drifted to 6/1 (from 5/1).


The first two/year/old race of Royal Ascot, the Coventry Stakes, sees Roman Soldier earning some supporters having been cut to 10/1 (from 14/1) with Skybet and to 12/1 (from 16/1) with Paddy Power. Ladbrokes has Trumpet Major in to 12/1 (from 14/1), while Brocklebank is 14/1 (from 16/1) with Skybet and 14/1 (from 20/1) with Paddy Power.


Paddy Power is going four places each/way in both the King’s Stand Stakes and the Coventry Stakes.


The Ascot Stakes boasts a mixture of Flat stayers and hurdlers and the Nicky Henderson-trained Veiled has been shortened to 11/2 (from 6/1) for the two/and/a/half/mile contest despite the defection of Kieren Fallon, who was injured on the gallops at Newmarket this morning. Eddie Ahern takes his place.


Sariska’s half-brother Zigato is 4/1 (from 9/2) with Skybet, while Palomar has been cut to 20/1 (from 25/1) with the same firm.


In the final race of the opening day, the Windsor Castle Stakes, Stonefield Flyer is now 12/1 (from 16/1) and Bear Behind 14/1 (from 16/1), both with Skybet.






Thursday's highlight at Royal Ascot is the Gold Cup. The famous two-and-a-half mile contest has attracted 15 declarations and is due off at 3.45pm.


Aidan O'Brien expertly handled Yeats to an unprecedented four victories in the Gold Cup between 2006 and 2009 and has another leading contender this year in Fame And Glory. The five-year-old beat all bar the mighty Sea The Stars in the 2009 Derby and last year annexed the Coronation Cup at Epsom. He has won both his starts this year, most recently taking a Listed contest at Leopardstown on May 19 when he had last year's Gold Cup hero Rite Of Passage back in third. However, Thursday's trip is an unknown as he has yet to race beyond a mile and three quarters. He is one of two Irish-trained contenders alongside Fictional Account, trained by Vincent Ward, who finished a staying-on fourth last time behind Fame And Glory but boasts course-winning form having taken the Listed Fenwolf Stakes over two miles in September.


The last French-trained horse to land the Gold Cup was Westerner in 2005, but there are two contenders from the other side of the channel set to line up on Thursday. Francois Doumen runs Kasbah Bliss, who has been a tough and high-class performer over hurdles and on the Flat over the years while Andre Fabre, fresh from his recent Derby success with Pour Moi, is represented by Brigantin, a Group Two winner over two miles at Longchamp on May 22.

Geordieland chased home Yeats when second in 2007 and 2008, while he also finished third in 2009. Off the track for 643 days and now 10 years old, he looks to have it all to do although he has gone well fresh in the past.


Leading British-trained challengers include Duncan and Blue Bajan, who filled the first two places in the Group Two Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup last month, the first leg in the stayers division of the QIPCO British Champions Series. The Gold Cup is the second leg. Blue Bajan, who has looked revitalised with his new trainer David O'Meara, went on to take the Group Two Henry II Stakes at Sandown, a race in which Godolphin's Holberg finished third.


The last filly to prevail in the Gold Cup was Indian Queen in 1991. The one filly in this year's line-up is the Sir Mark Prescott-trained Motrice. She has yet to start this season but demonstrated her stamina at the end of last year, when finishing third in the Doncaster Cup and when runner-up to Tastahil in the Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket. 


Askar Tau took the Group Three Sagaro Stakes at Ascot on April 27 while the other runners on Thursday are Aaim To Prosper and Manighar.






First race - winner’s quotes




The duel that everyone has been waiting for didn’t disappoint as Canford Cliffs stalked last year’s winner Goldikova throughout the race before going on to win the Queen Anne Stakes by a length from the French mare. The Richard Hannon-trained four-year-old has now won at three consecutive Royal Meetings, having landed the Coventry Stakes in 2009 and last year’s St James’s Palace Stakes.


Jockey Richard Hughes declared the winner to be the best horse he’s ever ridden, saying: “Olivier Peslier rode a tactical race. He wouldn’t kick and I couldn’t kick until he did. My concern three [furlongs] out was that the race was starting to happen as Frankie Dettori came up beside me on Rio De La Plata.


“It was hard to pull it off. Olivier was quickening but he wanted to get as close to the winning post as he could before kicking. I like the way Canford Cliffs put his head down and galloped to the line. Sometimes he doesn’t do that at home once he has passed his lead horse.”


Richard Hannon, the jockey’s father-in-law, said: “These kind of horses don’t come along very often. He had a good lead from Goldikova and Hughesie didn’t lose sight of her. Thankfully when it came to it he was able to go by her. It’s a shame really for anyone to beat the mare as she’s been so good but someone has to take her on.


“I get pretty emotional about him - it’s hard not to, we spend so much time with these horses. His real strength is his high cruising speed together with a turn of foot.”


Referrring to Canford Cliffs’ impending retirement to Coolmore Stud at the end of the season, Hannon added: “I’d love to have him back for next year but I don’t suppose I’ll be allowed to.”










Richard Hannon junior, assistant to his trainer father Richard, said: "With Paco Boy last year, we were getting sick of seeing Goldikova's arse to be totally honest - everywhere we went, she was there and she probably cost us over a million and a half in prize money. You don't enjoy beating a filly like that but you certainly appreciate it. Unfortunately, there had to be a second today.


"I saw Hughsie wanting to sit last and thought that we were going to get some welly if it went wrong. But he is a really good horse and probably capable of picking up anything from anywhere.


"They went a very fast pace and he was able to deal with it. He always carries a bit of weight but that is just him  - he carries plenty of weight and he tends to hit the front and think that he done enough but then go again if he has to.


"I think that we will leave him at a mile. We will discuss it with the owners and I wouldn't write anything off but he is nearly unbeatable over a mile and if it's not broke, don't fix it.


"We will look at the Sussex Stakes, the Breeders' Cup, there's a race in Japan and the Hong Kong Mile. There are so many races that we will just pick our way and run him where we think he is right."




Richard Hughes added: "Olivier (Peslier on Goldikova) rode a terrific races - he was playing cat and mouse a bit because he wouldn't kick and I couldn't kick until he kicked. We did quicken a lot in the last two (furlongs) - if there were fractions, it would show that it was the quickest part of the race.


"I was confident because, the first day that I rode him, he was an amazing horse.


"I didn't want him to miss the kick today - I wanted him to jump out and Richard told me not to miss the kick.


"I got very lucky in that I landed behind Goldikova and I am riding with gentlemen like Ryan Moore and Frankie Dettori - they could have made it hard for me but they didn't. I got right up to her slipstream and that is where I have wanted to be all week.


"Canford Cliffs is an amazing horse, the best that I have ever ridden, and I have told everyone that and never hidden it. I am sure that whatever horse you put in front of him, he would quicken by them."









Freddy Head was gracious in defeat after Goldikova finished second to Canford Cliffs in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes but the French trainer is adamant his superstar mare is as good as she ever was.


The great mare, sent off the 5/4 favourite, was bidding for a 14th win at the top level and a second successive triumph in the mile contest, but failed by a length as the Richard Hannon-trained winner swept by her deep inside the final furlong.


Head commented: "I am very happy - this is racing. Canford Cliffs is a very good horse and was the best horse on the day but Goldikova ran a great race.


"The winner was sitting behind us; he followed us and had a lovely run through. We perhaps came there a bit early and saw daylight very early but that is how it usually works out for her.


"The mile here is a bit long, it is a bit far for her and she has a job getting the distance here."


Goldikova, who is the only horse in history to have won the same Breeders' Cup race on three occasions, having landed the Breeders' Cup Mile in 2008, 2009 and 2010, received rousing applause upon her return to the Ascot paddock. 


Head reflected: "I was very thrilled with that. The people here know a champion."


As to the future, Head is aiming the six-year-old at a fourth Breeders' Cup Mile, and is hoping the Anabaa mare can clinch a second win in the Prix Jacques Le Marois along the way.


He said: "I think she ran a top, top race and is as good as ever. If all goes well we will follow the same path as before with Deauville in August for the Prix Jacques le Marois and then on to the Breeders' Cup to try to win a fourth Breeders' Cup Mile."









                Trainer Roger Charlton was delighted with Cityscape’s run to finish third behind Canford Cliffs and Goldikova in the Queen Anne Stakes


                “He was beaten by the two best turf milers in the world so you could only be pleased,” said Charlton. “It was a career best effort and Ryan (Moore) said that if the ground had been softer then who knows what might have happened.


                “Maybe he could go for something like the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville now.”


                Godolphin’s Rio De La Plata ran a solid race in fourth and trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: “It was the best race in the world over a mile and we are happy. He was coming there all the time. There are no plans with him but we could take him overseas.”






Richard Hughes, rider of the one-length 11/8 winner Canford Cliffs, described the going as : “Good.”


Olivier Peslier, jockey of the second-placed 5/4 favourite Goldikova, said: “ Good.”


Ryan Moore, partner of third Cityscape, said: “Good, maybe slightly quicker.”


Jamie Spencer, on board Cape Blanco, said: “Beautiful. It rides like a carpet.”


Michael Hills, jockey of Ransom Note, said: “It is like a carpet.”


Frankie Dettori, on board Rio De La Plata, said: “Good to firm. It is fantastic ground.”


Mickael Barzalona, partner of Flash Dance, said: “Good.”






Olivier Peslier, who was second on the 5/4 favourite Goldikova in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes has been fined £650.00 for changing his boots after weighing out in breach of rule (D)43.1.


Olivier explained: “I came out of the sauna with little time to weigh out and couldn’t see my boots so I picked up the pair next to me. I do not know whose they were. When I had weighed out I then changed into my own boots for the race.


“I had been in the sauna trying to make the weight for the race but just didn’t have enough time. Some days the weight comes of easily others days......”


Peslier weighed out and in 1 lb overweight..









Prohibit gave both trainer Robert Cowell and jockey Jim Crowley a first Royal Ascot triumph when pouncing late to take the Group One King's Stand Stakes over five furlongs by half a length form Australian raider Star Witness.


The experienced and much-travelled six-year-old, sent off a 7/1 chance, was also giving the delighted pair their first taste of Group One glory in Britain.


A delighted Cowell said: "I cannot believe this has just happened - has it happened? Has it really? I am just overwhelmed. I have got glasses on, so you won't notice that I am crying.


"I was almost getting a little bit of flak from everybody saying that I run him too much but he thrives on his racing. All I do in the morning is open the door and he will just walk out to his paddock - he will be in his paddock for two weeks and within four day, he will have put on all the weight he had lost during a race.


"Racing takes nothing out of him and he is a game, game horse. I am just chuffed to bits for everybody.


"This is the best day of my racing life without a shadow of a doubt. I am really just so pleased for everybody - it is just fantastic and I can't tell you how much emotion is running through me right now.


"He's obviously a very talented horse with an amazing amount of talent. Over five furlongs he is incredibly talented but six furlongs is too far for him - a yard past five furlongs is too far for him.


"To train a Group One winner has always been a goal of mine and with 25 or 30 horses in the yard you never think you will do it. We bought him for 85,000 guineas and he has won plenty for the owners, has travelled worldwide and done it for them.


"We will have to look at the Nunthorpe Stakes now. We can't go for Group Three or Group Two races anymore and we might have a look at taking him to Canada - we will play it by ear.

"I have just doubled my prize money for the whole of last year in one day!"


Crowley, who began his career as a jump jockey before switching to the Flat, was thrilled to have broken his Royal Ascot duck.


He said: "I am chuffed to bits. This is why we do it. To win on him here is great. I've won a Group One abroad but to do it here is special.


"Prohibit broke unusually well for him today and I could just sit. They went very fast and sort of split into two groups - one main group and a couple to the left. He got a nice tow off Overdose and travelled much better than he has done the last few times that I have ridden him.


"I was just pleased to get a lovely position throughout and he felt really genuine today when he hit the front. I wasn't sure the last time in France that he gave me 100 per cent but he certainly did today.


"He likes to come though horses so I switched him to the right and he picked up nicely. I thought he would have been pretty unlucky to have been beaten from a furlong out.


"I was really looking forward to riding him and my only concern was that the ground would be on the slow side. But it's absolutely perfect out there and he has been so consistent.


"It's amazing to ride a winner here. I was born in the hospital just across the road and it's great to come and ride a winner here, especially a Group One."





Second race - The King’s Stand Stakes - runner-up   




Trainer Danny O’Brien was pleased with the run of Star Witness, who finished half a length behind Prohibit in the King’s Stand Stakes.


He said: “It was a bit messy start and he ended up a bit further back than we would have liked. He didn’t have anything that side to drag him into the race and had to make his own running from about two furlongs out hard against that outside rail.


“He kept coming strongly but obviously just had a little bit much to do.”


The trainer added: “Steven [Arnold] said that not everything went exactly to plan. We came here hoping to run the horse more than once and we’re not giving up on maybe winning on Saturday or the July Cup.


“He’s run really well today but we’ll see how he is first. It’s probably a run that says six furlongs would suit him even better.”









Hong Kong raider Sweet Sanette finished third in an international renewal of the King’s Stand Stakes to the delight of trainer Tony Millard.


“She was magnificent today,” said Millard. “She has always had a few tricks up her sleeve and is not easy and has learned a few more tricks since she has been over here.


“Jamie (Spencer) felt that she had a very high cruising speed and had to just hold her because of the hill at the end and that just got to her.


“She’s a real type for the Nunthorpe Stakes but that’s a while away and I’m not sure she’ll stay here for that. I’ll have to speak to the owners.


“I think the International Sprint at Sha Tin will suit her better and it would be interesting if we took on Black Caviar there. She has only raced against her pool at home and Jamie, who is a world-class jockey, spoke very highly about Sweet Sanette’s speed.


“It’s been a good experience coming here and we’ll definitely come back if we have the right horse. But I don’t think we’ll bring her again, she has given me too many headaches and a few new grey hairs!”






Andreas Suborics on the fourth-placed Overdose: “He showed a much better performance today than he did at Haydock in the Temple Stakes and the ground was much better today than it was there. I am very happy because today he showed he is one of the best sprinters in Europe. Today he showed his class.”

John Velazquez on Bridgetown, who came 12th, said: “He ran as good as he could but he lost the race before he ran. He got really nervous before the start. He went up with me a couple of times in the stalls and threw me out of the saddle so thats where he lost the race.”


Joel Rosario on Holiday For Kitten, who was 13th, said: “She just got away real bad. She was a bit of a handful today, acting up in the gate. We got away so slow and after that there wasn’t much chance.”                                                                                              









Superstar Frankel maintained his unbeaten record when justifying 30/100 favouritism in the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes although he scored by only three-quarters of a length after tiring in the final stages.


Prince Khalid Abdulla’s home-bred was sent on before the home turn to catch pacemaker Rerouted and winning trainer Sir Henry Cecil admitted that he would have chosen different tactics if given the chance again.


“That was a bit nervewracking and it didn’t go to plan. He is growing up but it just went a little bit wrong today,” said Cecil. “He was nice and relaxed in the race and I don’t think he needed the pacemaker. If I was to run that race again in half an hour then it would be very different.


“He looked as if he was going to win a bit more easily and I think that he thought that he had just done enough. He settled really well today - very, very well. When he was in front at the furlong, he thought that he had done enough so he was really idling at the end. That’s a very good thing because it means that we can ride a normal race on him. Last year he ran all the way to the line but today, rather like in Newmarket, he knew he’d won his race very early and done enough.


“The plan was to go just before the bend - like the Royal Lodge again, when he sprinted away and the further he went, the better he went. But now he is getting wiser and he thought he had the race won, rather like in the Guineas.


“He wasn’t at all tired, he just thought that he had done enough. It’s good really because it means that I can settle him in now and I don’t have to make such use of him. He’s changing a lot.


“I think that it is inevitable (that we meet Canford Cliffs and Goldikova) unless this horse goes a mile and a quarter for the Juddmonte International. Maybe the Sussex Stakes or the Juddmonte, but we will see - it’s too early after the race to think about it.


“I never like the three and four-year-olds to come together before Ascot and the race at York, the Juddmonte, is the Prince’s race. He sponsors it but has never won it before and I know he would love to win it. But we’ll do the best for the horse and advise the Prince and he’ll take the final decision. I think Frankel will stay further although obviously I’m not certain. The horse is a gentleman but he’s complicated. He’s a very hot-blooded horse but he went down beautifully today.”


Cecil, whose knighthood was announced on Saturday, was enjoying his 73rd Royal Ascot victory and added: “Any win at Royal Ascot is lovely and it’s good to be back here. There was a couple of years when I’d be at Catterick and places during this week so it’s lovely to be back.”


Winning rider Tom Queally added: “He jumped a little bit slow and he settled much better than he ever has before. As a result, nobody was inclined to follow Michael (Hills on Rerouted) so that put me in a tricky position. I had to make a decision to go one when I did.He was running for a long way and was starting to get a little bit fed up with it in front - he does it so easily.


“He is growing up all of the time. Everybody thinks that he can just jump and run but he is more versatile than people think. We have got options regarding tactics and he is still the one to beat at the moment. He’s getting more professional with every run and he’s starting to know he’s good now.


“He was so good but he’d never had a race in his life before and been given anything to think about. He was the talking horse and many people’s banker this week and he has obliged. I just wanted to do the horse justice.”



Third race - St James’s Palace Stakes

Placed quotes






Zoffany thrilled trainer Aidan O’Brien with his fast-finishing performance that saw him finish just three-quarters of a length behind Frankel.


O’Brien said: “He has a lot of speed and we were obviously worried because I don’t think he’s ever raced beyond seven [furlongs].


“But he was behind the winner being held up for six furlongs and we were delighted. We’ll definitely have another go at this trip and we’ll have to have a look at the Sussex Stakes or something like that now.”


Marco Botti was similarly pleased with the run of his third-placed Excelebration, winner of the Mehl Mulhens-Rennen (German 2,000 Guineas) on his last start.


“He ran well. He almost fell out of the stalls and lost probably a length there. Then it was a bit of a messy race and Adam [Kirby, jockey] said he got hampered a couple of times,” said Botti.


“We have to be happy with that though. He wasn’t beaten far in a Group 1 and the race was run in a good time. We are absolutely delighted.”


After the race the stewards found that sixth-placed Dubawi Gold, ridden by Richard Hughes, had caused interference to Excelebration and suspended Hughes for three days for  careless riding. His suspension will run from Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30.



Fourth race - The Coventry Stakes

Winner’s quotes




Aidan O’Brien landed his sixth win in the Coventry Stakes as Oasis Dream colt Power held on to the line to win by a neck from Roman Soldier.


“Ryan was delighted with him and he gave him a great ride. He is a tough horse and he fought hard,” said O’Brien.


“He won his maiden over six furlongs at the Curragh under Colm [O’Donoghue] and then Seamus [Heffernan] rode him second time over five furlongs. He is a tough hardy horse and he looked that he would get further than six furlongs today.


He added: “He is a big, powerful horse but he is one of those horses who have peaked already - most horses have to progress at two but he has it already.


"Ryan said that he would stay further and all of the top races will be open to him now  - something like the Heinz at the Curragh.”


The stewards’ enquiry into the Coventry Stakes examined possible interference between the winner and Roman Soldier on the run to the line but the panel considered the interference to be accidental and that it had not improved Power’s finishing position. The placings remained unaltered.


Victor Chandler now has Power at 12/1 for next year’s 2,000 Guineas.









Roman Soldier endured a rough finish to the Group Two Coventry Stakes as he went down by a neck to the victorious Power.


Jeremy Noseda's charge was bumped in the closing stages by the Aidan O'Brien-trained winner, who unleashed his challenge inside the distance, but after a stewards' enquiry, the George Baker-ridden Roman Soldier was confirmed as runner-up.


Noseda was pleased with the Holy Roman Emperor colt, a 10/1 shot who had opened his account on his previous start with an easy maiden win at Leicester.


The trainer revealed: "I'm delighted with the horse. I think he has run a huge race. I am frustrated to be so close but it was a lovely ride by George and a great performance from the horse.


"I'd settle if we got it (in the stewards' enquiry) but that's not the way we want to win races."


Another trainer pleased to see his charge make the frame was Brian Meehan, who saddled St Barths to take third after also suffering a troubled passage. The Cadeaux Genereux colt was involved in some scrimmaging towards the rear of the field before closing to finish a length and a half behind the winner at 14/1.


Meehan said: "I'm delighted with that. It's our first runner of the meeting so it's a nice start to the week. He's a nice horse and very progressive.


"Martin (Dwyer) said he was a little bit unlucky at the start, he just had to snatch and come around one, so we could have been closer but that's not to say that we would have troubled the first two.


"We will get him back home and have a chat on Thursday about where to go with him next."









One man's misfortune proved to be another's gain as Eddie Ahern cruised to Ascot Stakes victory aboard Veiled, while the mare's intended rider Kieren Fallon watched from the sidelines.


Ahern picked up the spare ride on the 11/2 shot after Fallon jarred his neck while riding out on the Newmarket gallops this morning, and made the most of the opportunity as he guided the Nicky Henderson-trained five-year-old to a two and three quarter-length win in the two and a half-mile handicap.


Ahern said: "I thought beforehand that I had a real good chance and she travelled really well through the race.


"I knew nothing was coming on my left as I passed the runner-up on my right, and I also had the big screen to look at so I had a little look across. The further we were going the better she was going - it all went so easy. Now I know what it feels like to be Tom Queally!"

Henderson was savouring his second Royal Ascot win following Caracciola's 2009 Queen Alexandra Stakes triumph.


The Seven Barrows trainer had plotted a perfect march to the Royal meeting with the Sadler's Wells mare who, after winning a Listed hurdle at Cheltenham in March, landed a Newmarket handicap last month under Fallon. But the former champion jockey's last minute mishap forced a slight departure from the plan.


Henderson revealed: "I got a call to say Kieren Fallon couldn't ride. He has the same agent as Eddie Ahern, so that is how Eddie came to be riding her today.


"We had to drop her back to a mile and six furlongs at Newmarket purely to get her in here because she was rated 80. Off a mark of 80, she was not going to get in the handicap here so I gave Kieren possibly the strangest instructions of his career in that I told him to win as far as he liked. I knew we needed to go up 6lb at least and the handicapper put her up 8lb.


"Caracciola was our first winner here at Royal Ascot and I wasn't here because Piers (Pottinger - Caracciola's owner) doesn't let me come.  So this is my first Royal Ascot winner with me actually being here. I'm off to Scotland tomorrow, which is where I was when Caracciola won, and I will be there for the rest of the summer, relaxing."









The Pat Phelan-trained Ermyn Lodge missed out by two and three-quarter lengths in the Ascot Handicap when finishing second to Veiled.


“He’s run a cracker but I’m just disappointed for the horse,” said Phelan. “People say he loves this track but he wins anywhere. It was his first time trying that trip but the last furlong just caught him out.


“I’ve always thought he would be a Cup horse but this was just a handicap and he’ll probably stick in this company. He’s had a hard race today so we’ll see how he is after this. There is the long-distance handicap at Goodwood and the Cesarewitch would be the obvious race later in the season. He’s a great horse to have and ultimately he will go jumping.”




Sixth race - The Windsor Castle Stakes

Winner’s quotes




Frederick Engels justified favouritism when running home the convincing winner of the Windsor Castle Stakes to score by two and three-quarter lengths.


His victory was the first at the Royal Meeting for Newark-based trainer David Brown, who, along with his four members of staff, was up at 4am to make sure the yard work was done before travelling to Ascot.


Brown said of his winner, who was only purchased by Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani last week and was leased to his brothers’ Qatar Bloodstock operation for the day: “He’s been working like that at home and we didn’t think he’d be beaten in his first two runs but he was a bit green. Johnny [Murtagh] said he just needs a bit more time but he’s a proper horse.


“This is my first win at Ascot but I’ve had a Group Three winner elsewhere. This is nice that it’s the first winner here for Qatar Bloodstock. I’ll probably move the horse up in distance next for the July Stakes.”


He added: “I only started training when I retired and we’re training now at Averham Park, which John Fretwell built. It’s a fantastic place and if you can’t train there you can’t train anywhere. We have great staff - we haven’t got a lot of horses but this will mean a lot to everyone.


“If we’re not partying tonight we’ll party tomorrow night and then we can go the following day to win a seller at Redcar. Onwards and upwards!”


Winning jockey Johnny Murtagh said: “It’s the best racing in the world here but it’s just a shame the races aren’t worth a bit more money. But it means a lot to everyone to win here.”









Trainer Keith Dalgleish’s first runner as a trainer, Stonefield Flyer, found only the winner Frederick Engels too good when losing out by two and a quarter lengths in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.


“He ran a stormer but just bumped into a very good horse,” said Dalgleish. “He battled hard and I couldn’t be happier. He looks like he will get further in time, which will give us more options, and we’ve no complaints.


“I don’t know where we’ll go next. It’s a long way back to Scotland so we’ll get him home first.


Alan McCabe, trainer of third-placed Caspar Netscher, commented: “He ran the sort of race we thought he would beforehand. Robert (Winston) thought he might have been closer if he hadn’t missed the break but the favourite won like a favourite.


“He’s a tough and genuine little horse and we’ll give him a break now. He probably will go up to six furlongs at some point but we’ll stick to five now.”



The Windsor Castle Stakes

Placed Quotes





Mike Smith, jockey of the American trained Gentlemans Code, commented after his mount was fourth in the closing race, the Windsor Castle Stakes: “He ran really well, I am really proud of him.


“If I had to do anything again it would be to maybe stay more to the middle as the closers came from there. But at the time I went over (2½ furlongs out) they looked to be going well there and I thought they would take me with them.


“I’m learning, at least I’ve figured out my mistakes.”








£250,000 guaranteed, 1m. For 4yo+ Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Allowances southern hemisphere allowance: 4yo 1lb Entries 31 pay £ 850 Confirmed 8 pay £600 Penalty value 1st £141,925.00 2nd £53,800.00 3rd £26,925.00 4th £13,425.00 5th £6,725.00 6th £3,375.00


1)         CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE)  (Heffer Syndicate, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith) Richard Hannon 4-9-0 Richard Hughes [6] 11/8

2)         GOLDIKOVA (IRE) (Wertheimer et Frere) Freddy Head FR 6-8-12 (1lb ow) Olivier Peslier [1] 5/4 Fav

3)         CITYSCAPE (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 5-9-0 Ryan Moore [3]

4)         RIO DE LA PLATA (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 6-9-0 Frankie Dettori [7]

5)         RANSOM NOTE (Raymond Mould) Barry Hills 4-9-0 Michael Hills [5]

6)         CAPE BLANCO (IRE) (Fitri Hay, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-0 Jamie Spencer [4]

7)         FLASH DANCE (IRE) (Wertheimer et Frere) Freddy Head FR 5-8-11 Mickael Barzalona [2]


7 ran

Time: 1m 38.38s

Distances: 1, 1¾, 2¼, 6, 5, 6

Breeder: S & S Hubbard Rodwell

Breeding: b c Tagula (IRE) - Mrs Marsh (Marju (IRE))

Totes: Win: £2.10 Places: £1.30; £1.10   Exacta: £2.80


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 in 1992 & 2010  First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) British Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin)  Royal Ascot wins: 30 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), 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), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Number of horses in training (1985-2011): 67; 75; 74; 80; 85; 107; 131; 139; 155; 178; 167; 155; 149; 145; 155; 162; 147; 169; 169; 149; 169; 163; 184; 190; 204; 231; Wins in a Year (1982-2010): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; 210 Champion Trainer: 1992 & 2010 Wins in 2011: 71


Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdulla, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) French Classic Wins (3): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2002 Zenda), Prix de Diane (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2004 American Post) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Haydock Sprint Cup (2004 Tante Rose), Darley July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2006 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1996 Mistle Cat), Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs) Royal Ascot Wins (24): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), 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, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment) Wins in Britain (1994-2010): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192;  Wins in 2011: 46






£300,000 guaranteed, 5f. For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 7lb Entries 59 pay £1050 Confirmed 21 pay £750 Penalty value 1st £170,310.00 2nd £64,560.00 3rd £32,310.00 4th £16,110.00 5th £8,070.00 6th £4,050.00


1)         PROHIBIT (Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Morley, Mrds Penney) Robert Cowell 6-9-4p Jim Crowley [14] 7/1

2)         STAR WITNESS (AUS) (Widden Stud) Danny O'Brien AUS 4-9-4t Steven Arnold [18] 6/1

3)         SWEET SANETTE (SAF) (Chow Hong & Wu Po Kung) Tony Millard HK 6-9-1t Jamie Spencer [10] 16/1

4)         OVERDOSE (Miko Racing & Trading KFT) Jozef Roszival HUN 6-9-4 Andreas Suborics [15]

5)         WAR ARTIST (AUS) (Rupert Plersch) Markus Klug GER 8-9-4 Olivier Peslier [7]

6)         KINGSGATE NATIVE (IRE) (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 6-9-4 Ryan Moore [8] 11/2 Fav

7)         IVER BRIDGE LAD (The Iver Lads) John Ryan 4-9-4b Michael O'Connell [13]

8)         SOLE POWER (Sabena Power) Edward Lynam IRE 4-9-4 Wayne Lordan [2]

9)         MAR ADENTRO (FR) (B Cadet) Richard Chotard FR 5-9-4 Johan Victoire [4]

10)        ASTROPHYSICAL JET (Ladas) Ed McMahon 4-9-1 Graham Gibbons [12]

11)        MONSIEUR CHEVALIER (IRE) (Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson) Richard Hannon 4-9-4 Richard Hughes [16]

12)        BRIDGETOWN (USA) (Eugene Melnyk) Todd Pletcher USA 4-9-4 John Velazquez [11]

13)        HOLIDAY FOR KITTEN (USA) (Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey) Wesley Ward USA 3-8-9tb Joel Rosario [17]

14)        GROUP THERAPY (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) David Barron 6-9-4 Shane Kelly [19]

15)        ARCTIC (IRE) (Richard Pegum) Tracey Collins IRE 4-9-4 Pat Shanahan [6]

16)        STONE OF FOLCA (Folkestone Racecourse Owners Group) John Best 3-8-12 Luke Morris [9]

17)        ROSE BLOSSOM (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Blossom)) Richard Fahey 4-9-1b1 Paul Hanagan [5]

18)        SWISS DIVA (Lordship Stud) David Elsworth 5-9-1 Ioritz Mendizabal [1]

19)        TANGERINE TREES (Tangerine Trees Partnership) Bryan Smart 6-9-4 Tom Eaves [3]


19 ran

Time: 59.50s

Distances: ½, ½, nk, 2¼, sh, hd, ½, 1, sh, ½, sh, ¾, nk, ½, nose, 1¼, nk, 5   

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd

Breeding: b g Oasis Dream - Well Warned (Warning)

Totes: Win: £10.40 Places: £3.30; £2.30; £9.20 Exacta: £93.50


Winning trainer:- Name: Robert Cowell Born: November 29, 1968 Based: Bottisham Heath Stud, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Father was a successful point-to-point rider in East Anglia. Robert himself became an amateur rider on the Flat - four victories from 40 rides, riding for trainers such as Gavin Pritchard-Gordon and Jack Berry. Worked for John Hammond in France for two years, for whom he also rode six winners, before moving to Neil Drysdale at Hollywood Park. Took out his first licence at that course in 1996 before deciding to return to Britain two years later. Date of first trainers licence: November 1997 First Winner in Britain: Mary Cornwallis, Lingfield, January 27, 1998. First Jumps Winner: Rock n’Cold, Catterick, March 5, 2003 (his first ever jumps runner) Number of horses in training (2002-2011): 18; 18; 25; 31; 21; 21; 21; 26; 29; 23; Royal Ascot Wins (1): King’s Stand Stakes (2011 Prohibit) Wins (2001-2010): 6; 12; 15; 13; 19; 10; 11; 15; 21; Wins in 2011: 4


Winning jockey:-Name: Crowley, Jim Born: July 14, 1978 Based: Pulborough, West Sussex. Formerly a conditional rider for Sue Smith. Enjoying a burgeoning career on the Flat after making his name over jumps. Appointed stable jockey to Ralph Beckett for the 2010 season. First Winner: Robbo (Southwell, August 15, 1997, Mars Amateur Riders’ Maiden Handicap) Big Race Wins: Fenwolf Stakes (2006 Hawridge Prince), Jockey Club Cup (2006 Hawridge Prince); totesport Lanzarote Hurdle (Crossbow Creek 2005), totesport Chester Cup (2008 Bulwark), Dubai Duty Free 25th Anniversary World Trophy (2008 Moorhouse Lad), Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2008 Lord Shanakill), Investec Woodcote Stakes (2009 Corporal Maddox), Coutts Glorious Stakes (2009 Illustrious Blue), Artemis Goodwood Cup (2010 Illustrious Blue), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2010 Credit Swap) First Group One Win: Lord Shanakill, Etihad Airways Prix Jean Prat, Chantilly, July 5, 2009 Royal Ascot Wins (1): King’s Stand Stakes (2011 Prohibit) Number of Flat Wins (2004-2010): 1; 0; 36; 65; 92; 76; 120; 101; Wins in 2011: 32





£250,000 guaranteed, 1m. For 3yo entire colts Weights 9st Entries 48 pay £850 Confirmed 13 pay £600 Penalty value 1st £141,925.00 2nd £53,800.00 3rd £26,925.00 4th £13,425.00 5th £6,725.00 6th £3,375.00


1)         FRANKEL (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-9-0 Tom Queally [5] 30/100 Fav

2)         ZOFFANY (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-0 Ryan Moore [8] 20/1

3)         EXCELEBRATION (IRE) (Giuliano Manfredini) Marco Botti 3-9-0 Adam Kirby [1] 10/1

4)         NEEBRAS (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-9-0 Frankie Dettori [4]

5)         DREAM AHEAD (USA) (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock 3-9-0 William Buick [3]

6)         DUBAWI GOLD (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 3-9-0 Richard Hughes [7]

7)         WOOTTON BASSETT (Frank Brady & The Cosmic Cases) Richard Fahey 3-9-0 Paul Hanagan [9]

8)         GRAND PRIX BOSS (JPN) (Grand Prix Co. Ltd) Yoshito Yahagi JPN 3-9-0 Mirco Demuro [6]

9)         REROUTED (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-9-0 Michael Hills [2]


9 ran

Time: 1m 39.24s

Distances: ¾, 1½, hd, 3¼, 8, nose, 13, 15

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd

Breeding: b c Galileo (IRE) - Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Totes: Win: £1.20          Places: £1.02; £4.70; £2.40        Exacta: £10.80


Winning trainer:-Name: Cecil, Sir Henry Richard Amherst Born: January 11, 1943, Aberdeen Scotland Trains at Warren Place Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1969 First winner: Celestial Cloud (Ripon, May 17, 1969) Background: Assistant to stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort. Knighted for services to racing in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours. British Classic wins: (25) 1000 Guineas (1979 One In A Million, 1981 Fairy Footsteps, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1996 Bosra Sham, 1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), 2000 Guineas (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 2011 Frankel), Investec Derby (1985 Slip Anchor, 1987 Reference Point, 1993 Commander In Chief, 1999 Oath), Investec Oaks (1985 Oh So Sharp, 1988 Diminuendo, 1989 Snow Bride, 1996 Lady Carla, 1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2000 Love Divine, 2007 Light Shift), Ladbrokes St Leger (1980 Light Cavalry, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Reference Point, 1989 Michelozzo) Other major wins include: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (1988 Indian Skimmer, 1996 Bosra Sham, 2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (1975 Wollow, 1982 Diesis, 2010 Frankel), Ascot Gold Cup (1979 and 1980 Le Moss, 1981 and 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Canadian International (1998 Royal Anthem), Coral-Eclipse (1969 Wolver Hollow, 1976 Wollow, 1978 Gunner B, 2010 Twice Over), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Falmouth Stakes (1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom), Fillies’ Mile (1978 Formulate, 1984 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Diminuendo, 1988 Tessla, 1995 Bosra Sham, 1996 Reams Of Verse), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1988 Diminuendo d.h., 1999 Ramruma, 1989 Alydaress), Irish Derby (1989 Old Vic, 1993 Commander In Chief), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1973 Cloonagh), Juddmonte International (1976 Wollow, 1999 Royal Anthem), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1987 Reference Point, 1990 Belmez, 1994 King’s Theatre), Middle Park Stakes (1981 Cajun, 1982 Diesis), Prix Royal-Oak (1981 Ardross, 1986 El Cuite), Prix du Jockey-Club (1989 Old Vic), Prix de Diane (1987 Indian Skimmer, 1990 Rafha), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1979 Kris), Racing Post Trophy (1969 Approval, 1975 Take Your Place, 1979 Hello Gorgeous, 1982 Dunbeath, 1984 Lanfranco, 1986 Reference Point, 1989 Be My Chief, 1990 Peter Davies, 1992 Armiger, 1993 King’s Theatre), Sussex Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 1979 Kris, 1994 Distant View, 1997 Ali-Royal), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Yorkshire Oaks (1979 Connaught Bridge, 1988 Diminuendo, 1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruna, 2010 Midday), Nassau Stakes (1975 & 1976 Roussalka, 1979 Connaught Bridge, 1987 Nom De Plume, 1993 Lyphard’s Delta, 2009 & 2010 Midday) Royal Ascot wins: 73 First Royal Ascot winner: Queen Alexandra Stakes (1970 Parthenon). Major Royal Ascot winners: St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian, 1998 Dr Fong, 2011 Frankel), Gold Cup (1979 & 1980 Le Moss, 1981 & 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1977 Lucky Wednesday, 1978 Gunner B, 1992 Perpendicular, 1993 Placerville, 1997 Bosra Sham), Queen Anne Stakes (1981 Belmont Bay, 1982 Mr Fluorocarbon, 1983 Valiyar, 1984 Trojan Fen) Other details: Champion trainer 10 times (1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993). Knighted in 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List Horses in training (1969-2011): 41; 62; 80; 89; 76; 90; 84; 80; 113; 101; 115; 134; 139; 145; 154; 152; 162; 169; 181; 177; 172; 174 ; 163; 165; 164; 208; 176; 186; 188; 191; 169; 157; 122; 83; 73; 56; 55; 78; 108; 115; 140; Wins (1984-2010): 108: 132: 115: 180: 112: 117 : 111: 119: 109: 94: 76: 83: 113: 78: 100: 65: 62: 48: 30: 25: 21: 12; 25; 45; 50; 63; 62; Wins in 2011: 20


Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Born: October 8, 1984 Background: Son of Declan, who trains a small string in County Waterford. A former pony racing champion, who was champion apprentice in Ireland in 2000 with 28 wins - Devon trainer Tony Newcombe helped bring him to Britain while apprenticed in Ireland to Pat Flynn. First Winner: Larifaari (Nenagh Handicap, Clonmel, April 13, 2000 - on 4th racecourse ride) Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2011 Frankel) Big Race Wins: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (2010 Frankel), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2009 & 2010 Midday), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009 Midday), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2010 Manifest), Coral-Eclipse (2010 Twice Over), Yorkshire Oaks (2010 Midday) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2009 Art Connoisseur), Sandringham Handicap (2010 Timepiece), St James’s Palace Stakes (2011 Frankel) First Goodwood Winner: Tromp, Kanagawa Stakes, April 30, 2005 Total Goodwood Wins: 20 (4 at Festival meeting) Wins (2003-2010): 1; 66 (Champion Apprentice), 44, 59; 88; 100; 109; 101 Wins In 2011: 37








£85,000 guaranteed, 6f. For 2yo Weights colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb Entries 43 pay £720 Penalty value 1st £48,254.50 2nd £18,292.00 3rd £9,154.50 4th £4,564.50 5th £2,286.50 6th £1,147.50


1)         POWER (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-1 Ryan Moore [19] 4/1 Fav

2)         ROMAN SOLDIER (IRE) (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-1 George Baker [23] 10/1

3)         ST BARTHS (Trelawney II) Brian Meehan 2-9-1 Martin Dwyer [22] 14/1

4)         LETHAL FORCE (IRE) (Alan Craddock) Clive Cox 2-9-1 Adam Kirby [8]

5)         GATEPOST (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Mick Channon 2-9-1 Jamie Spencer [4]

6)         B FIFTY TWO (IRE) (Gary & Linnet Woodward) John Hills 2-9-1 Seb Sanders [21]

7)         NORTH STAR BOY (IRE) (Robert Tyrell) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Jimmy Fortune [20]

8)         JACK WHO'S HE (IRE) (Barry McCabe) David Evans 2-9-1 Catherine Gannon [12]

9)         RED AGGRESSOR (IRE) (Clive Brittain) Clive Brittain 2-9-1 Philip Robinson [2]

10)        MEZMAAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-1 Richard Hills [1]

11)        CHANDLERY (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Pat Dobbs [7]

12)        REBELLIOUS GUEST (John Guest Racing) George Margarson 2-9-1 Tom Queally [13]

13)        CAMPANOLOGY (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Johnny Murtagh [5]

14)        TRUMPET MAJOR (IRE) (John Manley) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Richard Hughes [18]

15)        BAROLO TOP (IRE) (Jones, Seed, Woodgate) Tom Dascombe 2-9-1 Richard Kingscote [10]

16)        FULBRIGHT (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-1 Silvestre De Sousa [17]

17)        EVERVESCENT (IRE) (Elnadim) Stan Moore 2-9-1 Neil Callan [3]

18)        PRIDE AND JOY (IRE) (Miss J Kask) Jamie Osborne 2-9-1 Fergus Sweeney [16]

19)        MITCHUM (A Duffield) David Barron 2-9-1 Graham Gibbons [11]

20)        GABRIAL (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Richard Fahey 2-9-1 Paul Hanagan [15]

21)        BROCKLEBANK (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing & Mrs M Forsyth) Kevin Ryan 2-9-1 Philip Makin [9]

22)        COMMISSAR (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-1 Frankie Dettori [6]

23)        ITALO (USA) (Wesley Ward & Ice Wine Stable) Wesley Ward 2-9-1 USA Jeffrey Sanchez [14]


23 ran

Time: 1m 13.55s

Distances: nk, 1¼, hd, ½, 3, nk, ¾, sh, nk, ½, ¾, 2, 1, ½, 1¼, ½, ½, 1½, 2½, 5, 8, 1¾      

Breeder: Norelands & Hugo Lascelles

Breeding: b c Oasis Dream - Frappe (IRE) (Inchinor)

Totes: Win: £3.70          Places: £1.60; £5.20; £8.20 Exacta: £47.80


Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Annemarie Crowley/O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (14) Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), stanjames.com 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator), stanjames.com 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (25) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman, 2011 Roderic O’Connor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven, 2011 Misty For Me), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats, 2008 Septimus) Other major wins include: Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2009 Beethoven), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing, 2008 Mount Nelson), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, 2007 Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2010 Cape Blanco), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), National Stakes (1996 Desert King, 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor),Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 So You Think), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Investec Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion, 2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace, 2005 Rumplestiltskin, 2010 Misty for Me), Matron Stakes (2010 Lillie Langtry) Royal Ascot wins (32): Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master, 1999 Fasliyev, 2001 Landseer, 2002 Statue Of Liberty, 2007 Henrythenavigator, 2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (1999 Bach), St James’s Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2007 Excellent Art, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Norfolk Stakes (2001 Johannesburg), Jersey Stakes (2001 Mozart), Coronation Stakes (2002 Sophisticat, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet, 2005 Indigo Cat), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem, 2008 Haradasun), Gold Cup (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Yeats), Queen’s Vase (2007 Mahler, 2010 Mikhail Glinka) Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2008 Honolulu), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2010 Starspangledbanner)Wins in Britain 2000-2010: 11; 20*; 10*; 6; 4; 20; 11; 18*; 20*; 12; 7; *champion trainer for win and place prize money; Wins in 2011 (In Britain): 6


Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful National Hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Champion Apprentice: 2003 (59 wins) Champion Jockey: 2006 (180 wins), 2008 (186 wins), 2009 (179 wins). British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce) Irish Classic Wins(1): Irish Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy) Group One Wins: Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes (2009 Beethoven), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle), Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce) Other Big Race Wins Include: Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), DFS Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), TNT July Stakes (2010 Libranno) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (11): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), Windsor Forest Stakes (2010 Strawberrydaiquiri), Hardwicke Stakes (2010 Harbinger), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2010 Bergo), Coventry Stakes (2011 Power) First Goodwood win: Barbason (The News Amateur Riders’ H’cap, June 9, 2000) Goodwood winners: 85 (21 at July Meeting) Number of Wins 2000-2010: 6; 0; 39; 59; 132; 120; 182; 128; 192; 178; 138; Wins in 2011: 54






£50,000 guaranteed, 2m 4f. For 4yo+ Rated 0-95 Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 4th, a winner 3lb A winner of 2 races 7lb Weight for age 4 from 5yo+ 3lb Junior's Handicap Mark 95 Entries 60 pay £250 Penalty value 1st £31,155.00 2nd £9,330.00 3rd £4,665.00 4th £2,335.00 5th £1,165.00 6th £585.00


1)         VEILED (Pump & Plant Services Ltd) Nicky Henderson 5-9-3 Eddie Ahern [10] 11/2

2)         ERMYN LODGE (Ermyn Lodge & Heatherwold Stud) Pat Phelan 5-9-2v Ian Mongan [18] 16/1

3)         PHOENIX FLIGHT (IRE) (D Ross) James Evans 6-9-1 Olivier Peslier [14] 50/1

4)         ZIGATO (Lady Bamford & Rachel Hood) John Gosden 4-9-4 William Buick [9] 7/2 Fav

5)         LA ESTRELLA (USA) (Don Cantillon) Don Cantillon 8-9-1 Dane O'Neill [15]

6)         RATTAN (USA) (J Coleman/Mark Head) Willie Mullins IRE 6-9-1 Richard Hughes [12]

7)         PALOMAR (USA) (Koo’s Racing Club) Brian Ellison 9-9-4 Paul Hanagan [2]

8)         SUNWISE (USA) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Sunwise) William Haggas 5-9-7b Jimmy Fortune [19]

9)         JUNIOR (Middleham Park Racing LI) David Pipe 8-9-10b Ryan Moore [7]

10)        ASHBRITTLE (J Rowsell & Peter Deal) Ralph Beckett 4-9-4 Jim Crowley [1]

11)        BECAUSEWECAN (USA) (Douglas Livingston) Mark Johnston 5-9-5 Joe Fanning [3]

12)        AUSTRALIA DAY (IRE) (Skippy & The Partners) Paul Webber 8-9-8 Johnny Murtagh [5]

13)        PRIVATE STORY (USA) (Middleham Park Racing XXXII) Tim Vaughan 4-9-3 Fergus Sweeney [17]

14)        YORGUNNABELUCKY (USA) (Sheila Brookhouse) Mark Johnston 5-9-10p Silvestre De Sousa [13]

15)        PLYMOUTH ROCK (IRE) (Arashan Ali) Jeremy Noseda 5-9-10v Frankie Dettori [8]

16)        BLIZZARD BLUES (USA) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Jamie Osborne 5-9-9 Tom Queally [11]

17)        TYRRELLS WOOD (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Ian Williams 6-9-5 Jamie Spencer [16]

18)        DESERT SEA (IRE) (Bonusprint) David Arbuthnot 8-9-7 Neil  Callan [4]

PU)       UNLEASED (Sarah Bender & A T Hollingbery) Charlie Mann 6-9-05 George Baker [20]


18 ran Non-Runners: Alsadaa (Going), Unleashed

Time: 4m 24.82s

Distances: 2¾, sh, hd, ¾, 3¾, 1¾, nk, 19, 11, 1½, 10, 33, ½, 2¼, 39, 13, 54 

Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud

Breeding: b m Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Evasive Quality (FR) (Highest Honor (FR))

Totes: Win: £6.90          Places: £1.70, £3.10, £11.20, £1.50        Exacta: £106.10


Winning Trainer: Nicholas John Henderson Based: Seven Barrows, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Date of birth:10/12/50 Date of first licence: July (1978) Previous occupation/ apprenticeship: Amateur jockey, assistant to Fred Winter 1975-78 Major Flat wins: Cesarewitch Handicap (2003 Landing Light, 2008 Caracciola), Goodwood Handicap (2005 Afrad, 2010 Ghimaar) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Queen Alexandra Stakes (2009 Caracciola), Ascot Stakes (2011 Veiled) First Goodwood Winner: Afrad, Goodwood Stakes, July 27, 2005 Flat wins (2002-2010): 4; 4; 1; 2; 0; 3; 3; 3; 1 Flat wins in 2011: 2


Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk, November 7, 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1999 Preseli), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), July Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), totesport Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), totesport.com Cesarewitch (2008 Caracciola), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Betfred Silver Bowl (2008 Staying On), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel), Acomb Stakes (2009 Elusive Pimpernel), Northumberland Plate (2010 Overturn), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2010 Approve) Royal Ascot Wins (7): Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian, 2011 Veiled), Norfolk Stakes (2010 Approve, 2004 Blue Dakota), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), King Edward VII Stakes (2009 Father Time), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2009 Caracciola), Sky Bet Strensall Stakes (2009 Palavicini), Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (2010 Aviate) Wins in Britain (2000-2010): 1; 3; 84; 107; 111; 120; 140; 89; 84; 99; 68; Wins in 2011: 33







£50,000 guaranteed, 5f. For 2yo Weights colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Pattern race 5lb Entries 53 pay £250 Penalty value 1st £28,385.00 2nd £10,760.00 3rd £5,385.00 4th £2,685.00 5th £1,345.00 6th £675.00


1)         FREDERICK ENGELS (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) David Brown 2-9-3 Johnny Murtagh [22] 9/4 Fav

2)         STONEFIELD FLYER (G Leckie) Keith Dalgleish 2-9-3 Paul Mulrennan [13] 16/1

3)         CASPAR NETSCHER (Charles Wentworth) Alan McCabe 2-9-3 Robert Winston [20] 25/1

4)         GENTLEMANS CODE (USA) (Wesley Ward & Ice Wine Stable) Wesley Ward USA 2-9-3tb Mike Smith [10]

5)         BEAR BEHIND (IRE) (Bellman/Black/Marantelli/Owen) Tom Dascombe 2-9-3 Richard Kingscote [5]

6)         HAMZA (IRE) (Mubrak Al Naimi) Kevin Ryan 2-9-3 Philip Makin [18]

7)         BAYLEYF (IRE) (Graham Jones & Partners) John Best 2-9-3 Luke Morris [19]

8)         SPRINGINMYSTEP (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 2-9-3 Tom Queally [15]

9)         ES QUE LOVE (IRE) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 2-9-3 Silvestre De Sousa [27]

10)        THE PENNY HORSE (IRE) (Emma Ambrose & Stan Moore) Stan Moore 2-9-3 James Doyle [6]

11)        WORTHINGTON (IRE) (David Armstrong) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Paul Hanagan [17]

12)        LEXINGTON SPIRIT (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XXXIV) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Tom Eaves [23]

13)        CALEDONIAN SPRING (IRE) (Dr J Kinnear) Paul D'Arcy 2-9-3 Olivier Peslier [14]

14)        BALLESTEROS (Poilin Good) Brian Meehan 2-9-3 Shane Kelly [7]

15)        HUMA BIRD (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 William Buick [25]

16)        WOLFGANG (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Ryan Moore [21]

17)        MAGIC CITY (IRE) (Barker, Ferguson, Mason, Hassiakos, Done) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Richard Hughes [9]

18)        MONNOYER (Susan Roy, Paul Dixon, B Morton) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-3v1 Frankie Dettori [8]

19)        I'M STILL THE MAN (IRE) (Jason Tucker) Bill Turner 2-9-3 Kieren Fox [16]

20)        CROWNING STAR (IRE) (Ray Styles & Stan Moore) Stan Moore 2-9-3 Mickael Barzalona [12]

21)        RENT FREE (Maza Rattan Ltd) Nigel Tinkler 2-9-3 J-P Guillambert [3]

22)        COPPER FALLS (Philip Banfield) Brendan Powell 2-8-12 Fergus Sweeney [11]

23)        LUPO D'ORO (IRE) (S Malcolm, M Winwright, P Tindall) John Best 2-9-3 George Baker [2]

24)        MITIE MOUSE (Bill Rogerson) Mike Murphy 2-9-3 Neil Callan [1]


24 ran

Non-Runner: Arnold Lane (self certificate); Owley (vet certificate), Lady Nickandy (withdrawn at start)

Time: 59.91

Distances: 2¼, hd, ½, 3¾, ¾, ½, nk, 1½, 1, sh, ½, ¾, nose, ½, 1½, 1¾, 2¾, 1¼, sh, ¾, 1, ¾, 2¼     

Breeder: Peter Baldwin

Breeding: b c Iceman - Colonel’s Daughter (Colonel Collins (USA))

Totes: Win: £3.60 Places: £1.80; £4.90; £11.80 Exacta: £47.80


Winning Trainer:-Name: Brown, David Based: Blyth Road, Roche Abbey, Maltby, Newark Background: As a young boy, Brown could be found mucking out stables and, from the age of fifteen, he worked for the likes of Dick Hern, Doug Marks and Frank Ellis. After growing too large to become a jockey, Brown left the racing industry and forged a profitable steel fabrications company. Returned as a permit-holder in the late 1980s before deciding to concentrate on the Flat in 2008. Wins (2008-10): 4; 18; 14; Royal Ascot Wins (1): Windsor Castle Stakes (2011 Frederick Engels) Wins in 2011: 5


Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. Split from Ballydoyle in November, 2010, to become retained jockey for the Aga Khan in Ireland. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Investec Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Irish Classic Wins (13): Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone) Other Major Wins: Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida, 2004 Soviet Song, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman, 2009 Alfred Nobel, 2010 Zoffany), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Falmouth Stakes (2004 & 2005 Soviet Song, 2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies’ Mile (2007 Listen), Juddmonte International (2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), July Cup (2004 Frizzante, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan, 2009 St Nicholas Abbey), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2008 Fame And Glory), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2000 Namid, 2009 Total Gallery), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Cadran (2002 Give Notice), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Opera (1995 Timarida, 2000 Petrushka), Prix Royal-Oak (2008 Yeats), Prix Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2009 Man Of Iron), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida, 2000 Greek Dance), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), E P Taylor (2001 Choc Ice, 2007 Mrs Lindsay) Royal Ascot Wins (37): Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl, 2010 Lillie Langtry); Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 Royal Rebel, 2002, Royal Rebel, 2008 & 2009 Yeats), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000, Katiykha), Ascot Handicap Stakes (2000 Barba Papa), Golden Jubilee (2000 Superior Premium, 2003 Choisir, 2007 Soldier’s Tale, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George V Handicap (2001 Beekeeper), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), Wokingham Handicap (2001 Nice One Clare, 2010 Laddies Poker Two), Queen Anne Stakes (2002 No Excuse Needed, 2008 Haradasun), King Edward VII Stakes (2002 Balakheri), Windsor Castle Stakes (2002 Revenue, 2011 Frederick Engels), King’s Stand Stakes (2003 Choisir), Hampton Court Stakes (2003 Persian Majesty), Jersey Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel, 2008 Honolulu), Queen Mary Stakes (2007 Elletelle), Britannia Handicap (2007 Eddie Jock), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur), Windsor Forest Stakes (2009 Spacious), Queen’s Vase (2010 Mikhael Glinka) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2001 (5 wins); 2002 (4 wins), 2008 (6 wins)) Wins in Britain 1999-2010: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; 28; 15; 13; Wins in Britain in 2011: 3






Jockey    1st   2nd   3rd

Ryan Moore    1   1   1

Eddie Ahern    1   -   -

Jim Crowley    1   -   -

Richard Hughes   1   -   -

Johnny Murtagh    1   -   -

Tom Queally    1   -   -

Olivier Peslier   -   1   1

Steven Arnold   -   1   -

George Baker   -   1   -

Ian Mongan    -   1   -

Paul Mulrennan   -   1   -

Martin Dwyer   -   -   1

Adam Kirby    -   -   1

Jamie Spencer   -   -   1

Robert Winston   -   -   1


Latest totesport prices: 3/10 (from 4/7) Ryan Moore; 6/1 (from 7/1) Richard Hughes; 14/1 (from 18/1) Johnny Murtagh; 14/1 Kieren Fallon; 16/1 Tom Queally, 25/1 Bar






Trainer    1st   2nd   3rd

Aidan O’Brien IRE   1   1   -

David Brown    1   -   -

Sir Henry Cecil   1   -   -

Robert Cowell   1   -   -

Richard Hannon   1   -   -

Nicky Henderson   1   -   -

Keith Dalgleish   -   1   -

Freddy Head FR   -   1   -

Jeremy Noseda   -   1   -

Danny O’Brien AUS  -   1   -

Pat Phelan    -   1   -

Marco Botti    -   -   1

Roger Charlton   -   -   1

James Evans   -   -   1

Alan McCabe   -   -   1

Tony Millard HK   -   -   1

Brian Meehan   -   -   1









Trainer                 Wins-2nd-3rd


Sir Henry Cecil   2 - 1 - 0


Richard Hannon 2 - 1 - 0


Aidan O’Brien    1 - 4 - 0


John Gosden     1 - 0 - 2


Mahmood Al Zarooni  1 - 0 - 0


Robert Cowell  1 - 0 - 1


Andre Fabre      1 - 0 - 0


William Haggas   1 - 0 - 0


Edward Lynam   1 - 0 - 0





Jockey                 Wins-2nd-3rd


Richard Hughes 2 - 1 - 1


Tom Queally    2 - 1 - 0


Ryan Moore   1 - 2 - 2


William Buick  1 - 0 - 1


Jim Crowley  1 - 0 - 1


Mickael Barzalona  1 - 0 - 0


Frankie Dettori   1 - 0 - 0


Keagan Latham   1 - 0 - 0


Johnny Murtagh  1 - 0 - 0







CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE)  (Heffer Syndicate, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith) Richard Hannon 4-9-0 Richard Hughes [6] 11/8



PROHIBIT (Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Morley, Mrs Penney) Robert Cowell 6-9-4p Jim Crowley [14] 7/1



FRANKEL (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-9-0 Tom Queally [5] 30/100 Fav



POWER (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-1 Ryan Moore [19] 4/1 Fav



VEILED (Pump & Plant Services Ltd) Nicky Henderson 5-9-3 Eddie Ahern [10] 11/2



FREDERICK ENGELS (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) David Brown 2-9-3 Johnny Murtagh [22] 9/4 Fav








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