Tuesday, July 31, 2001
LADBROKES PRICES FOR GOODWOOD TOMORROW
2.15 Goodwood - Marriott Hotels, Goodwood Stakes, 2m 5f
25-Clandestine, 40-Monte Carlo, 9-Alrisha, 7/2-Gracilis, 11/2-Pride of India, 9-Jack Dawson, 8-Hugs Dancer 6-Laffah, 10-Keep Iris, 10-Renaissance Lady, 16-General Jackson, 8-Alcayde, 50-Course Doctor, 33-Sharaf
3.20 Goodwood - Champagne Lansaon Sussex Stakes, 1m
7-Bach, 12-Cape Town, 8-Distant Music, 40-Nicobar, 50-Golden Silca, 3-Black Minnaloushe, 150-Darwin, 3-No Excuse Needed, 4-Noverre, 7-Olden Times, 14-Ameerat
3.50 Goodwood - Tote Gold Trophy, 1m 4f
5-Tomasino, 14-Regatta Point, 12-Persian Pride, 20-Hasty Prince, 7-Ovambo, 14-The Glen, 12-Fly With Me, 9/2-Elsaamri, 6-Sing For Fame, 8-Nation, 9/2-Halcyon Daze, 33-Reviewer
LATEST LADBROKES ANTE-POST PRICES
William Hill Mile
6-Atavus, 8-Analyser, 10-Big Future, 10-Persiano, 12-True Night, 14-Thihn, 16-Parisien Star, 20-Celebration Town, 20-Digital, 20-Hilltop Warning, 20-JR Stevenson, 20-Little Amin, 20-Momentum, 20-Riberac, 20-Wannabe Around, 25-Bold King, 25-Brilliant Red, 25-Calcutta, 25-Golden Dragon, 25-Highland Reel, 25-Muchea, 25-Proceed With Care, 25-Sharp Play, 25-Soviet Flash, 25-Swift Dispersal, 25-Volontiers, 25-Premier Baron, 33-Blue Mountain, 33-Bomb Alaska, 33-Ferzao, 33-Gallant, 33-Just Nick , 33-Kareeb, 33-Norfolk Reed, 33-Peartree House, 33-Yarob, 50-Naviasky, 66-Cosmic Millennium, 66-Royal Insult
Each way ¼ odds a place 1,2,3,4
Vodafone Stewards Cup
7-Brevity, 8-Undeterred, 10-Continent, 10-Seven No Trumps, 16-Deep Space, 20-Candleriggs, 20-Smokin Beau, 25-Antonio Canova, 25-Cadeaux Cher, 25-Cubism, 25-Glowing, 25-Halmahera, 25-Ho Leng, 25-Honesty Fair, 25-Kathology, 25-Marsad, 25-Palanzo, 25-Promised, 25-Railroader, 25-Smart Predator, 25-Zuhair, 33-Bon Ami, 33-Flak Jacket, 33-Get Stuck In, 33-Guinea Hunter, 33-Juwwi, 33-Labrett, 33-Mitcham 33-Now Look Here, 33-Pan Jammer, 33-Pays D'amour, 33-Perfect Peach, 33-Peruvian Chief, 33-Salviati, 33-Y To Kman
Each way ¼ odds a place 1,2,3,4
ALL TODAY’S QUOTES AND RESULTS FROM GOODWOOD
FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE BET DIRECT SUMMER STAKES
KUSTER’S FIRST STAND
Kuster landed the opening contest of Glorious Goodwood 2001 by taking the Bet Direct Stakes by a length and a quarter from Parisien Star.
Winning trainer Luca Cumani watched the race from home and his travelling head lad Ian Willows said: “The first time blinkers helped.”
Jamie Spencer, who was riding his first winner at Glorious Goodwood, added: “He’s been unfortunate this season, he should have probably have won two or three races.
“Early on in his races he can be a little lazy - he’s not ungenuine - and we thought that the blinkers might re-kindle him.
“I may have been quite lucky - I thought Frankie might close the door on me at one stage.
“Luca said that the horse hadn’t run well when he had come racing so he has stayed at home!”
Kuster has been cut to 20/1 from 25/1 by the sponsor for the Tote Ebor Handicap at York next month.
PLACED QUOTES RACE ONE
BET DIRECT SUMMER HANDICAP
STAR MAY BE OUT AGAIN
Parisien Star, who beat all but Kuster in the opener, may be out again in the William Hill Mile on Thursday. “He won on this day last year and was then beaten a whisker in the William Hill race 48 hours later,” said his trainer Nigel Hamilton. “I am sure there is a big race in him somewhere.
“I thought he had come to win his race at the furlong pole, but it looks as if he just ran into an improving horse who had blinkers for the first time. We will see how he is after this, but he might run again later in the week.
“He has run a really good race, though I am not convinced it is better to be second than last!”
The Paris House gelding is now 12/1 from 16/1 with the Tote for Thursday’s prestigious handicap.
“Standards are clearly slipping,” declared Michael Bell after Prairie Wolf had been a head behind Parisien Star in third. “He was second in this race last year but only third this time. That is the third year in a row that he has been placed at this meeting. Now I shall have to find a race that he can win.”
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.15pm THE BET DIRECT SUMMER STAKES (HANDICAP)
CLASS B, four-year-olds and upwards, 1m 2f, £50,000 total prize fund. Penalties, after July 21st, a winner 4lb; of a Class A to C race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £32,500; 2nd: £10,000; 3rd: £5,000; 4th: £2,500
1 KUSTER (Lord Vestey) Luca Cumani 5-8-06 (1lb ow) Jamie Spencer  6-1
2 PARISIEN STAR (John Hopkins (t/a South Hatch Racing)) Nigel Hamilton 5-8-11 Pat Eddery  6-1
3 PRAIRIE WOLF (B Warren) Michael Bell 5-8-12 Frankie Dettori  11-2f
4 TORRID KENTAVR (Henry Rix) Brian Ellison 4-8-09 Jimmy Fortune 
5 ATLANTIC RHAPSODY (Atlantic Racing Limited) Mark Johnston 4-8-12 Joe Fanning 
6 PANTAR (Exors of the Late Robert Hitchins) Ian Balding 6-9-08 Kieren Fallon 
7 BANDLER CHING (Newmarketconnections.com) Conrad Allen 4-7-05 David Kinsella (5) 
8 GOLD ACADEMY (George Teo) Richard Hannon 5-9-10 Dane O'Neill 
9 KING SPINNER (Grant & Bowman Limited) Alan Jarvis 4-7-11 (1lb ow) Francis Norton 
10 SHARP PLAY (Mrs I Bird) Mark Johnston 6-9-07 Darryll Holland 
11 ENTITY (Jenny Hazell) David Barron 4-8-06 Dean Mernagh 
12 SHRIVAR (Peter Savill) Mick Channon 4-8-02 Matt Henry 
12 ran Distances: 1.25, hd, 1, 1, 1.5, 1.25, nk, 2, nk, 5, 2.5 Time: 2 minutes 5.62 seconds
Breeder: London Thoroughbred Services Ltd Breeding: Indian Ridge - Ustka (Lomond)
Totes: Win: £7.00; Places: £2.60; £2.30; £1.40 Exacta: £31.70
Winning trainer:-Name: Cumani, Luca Matteo
Date of birth: 7/4/49; Date of first licence: 1976; Previous Occupation: Jockey in Italy, France and Britain with 84 winners, assistant to Sergio Cumani and Henry Cecil; Classic wins: (3) Vodafone Derby (1988 Kahyasi, 1998 High-Rise), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1984 Commanche Run) Other major wins include: Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), St James’s Palace Stakes (1985 Bairn, 1987 Half a Year), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction), Yorkshire Oaks (1993 & 1994 Only Royale), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1993 Barathea), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 Ensconse), Irish Derby (1988 Kahyasi), Italian Oaks (1998 Zomaradah), Juddmonte International Stakes (1998 One So Wonderful), Gran Premio di Milano (2000 Endless Hall), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero). Wins in a season (1984-2000):50:60:67:83:73:88:
109:72:54:39:47:39:62:66:54:34:29 Horses in training (1985-2001):100:112:119:151:165 :187:150:132:121:96:103:124:139:152:135:100:83 First Goodwood winner: Kilroy Hawk (Sept 16, 1978) Total Goodwood wins: 66 (25 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, Jamie P
Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Singapore Cup (2001 Endless Hall)
Wins (1998-2000): 3,8,78
Wins this season: 64 First Goodwood win: Rizerie (Celer et Audax Maiden Fillies’ Stakes, June 30, 2000)
Goodwood wins: 4 (one at July Meeting)
Other details: Also has ridden over hurdles
WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
GERRARD RICHMOND STAKES
LATE SUB TAKES
Mister Cosmi, who became a runner for the race only on Monday when stablemate and intendered contestant Scottish River got loose at home, fell on a gravel path and skinned himself badly enough for him not to be able to take part, proved an admirable deputy as he stayed on strongly through the final furlong to beat Prince Dayjur and Anna Walhan.
“I was a bit disappointed when he was only fourth at Newbury last time,” said his trainer Mark Johnston, “as I felt he had been a wee bit unlucky when he was second here the time before; the winner that day came with a wet sail and slightly caught him napping.
“But I was hopeful that he would run well. I thought I had come here with a very strong team of two-year-olds and I was pretty sure that he would go close.
“He is in the Gimcrack and I expect that is where he will go next. Watching that race I said to Deirdre (his wife) that he looks as if he will stay seven furlongs, but he has so much natural speed that there seems no reason to do that for the moment. He will certainly stay at six for now.
“His owner is a lady from Italy, Elisabetta Tulliani, who has taken him over since he ran at Newbury from her friend Mr Gaucci, though the horse remains very much part of their family. This is the first year I have trained for them and they have one other two-year-old, who has not yet run, with me.”
Johnston feels that Scottish River will have recovered from his injuries in time to run in the Futurity at the Curragh towards the end of next month, and he is hugely looking forward to running Leo’s Luckyman in the Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes here tomorrow.
“For the first time ever I had a sleepless night worrying about running a horse,” he said. “I just do not want him to get beat and so much hope that he will do what I am sure he is capable of doing.”
SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
THE GERRARD RICHMOND STAKES (GROUP 2)
Trainer Richard Hannon felt that Prince Dayjur, who was beaten a length by Mister Cosmi in the Gerrard Richmond Stakes, was unlucky not to win the Group 2 event
“He didn’t come down the hill too well and then had to give a couple of lengths away when he went round them. I think we were slightly unlucky not to win,” said Hannon.
“He’ll go for the Gimcrack now, and I would have probably missed this race. At least we’ve learned today that he can be held up.
“If they meet again on a more level track, I think he would beat the winner.”
Joe Mercer, racing manager to Jaber Abdullah, owner of third-placed Anna Walhaan, said: “He lacks a little experience yet.”
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.45pm GERRARD RICHMOND STAKES
Class A, Group 2, for two-year-old colts and geldings, six furlongs, £75,000 guaranteed. Penalties, a winner of a Pattern race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £43,500; 2nd: £16,500; 3rd: £8,250; 4th: £3,750; 5th: £1,875; 6th: £1,125
1 MISTER COSMI (Elisabetta Tulliani) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 Kevin Darley 7-1
2 PRINCE DAYJUR (USA) (Major Tony Everett) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori 4-1
3 ANNA WALHAAN (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Steve Drowne 6-1
4 TRILOGY (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune
5 ESENIN (Michael Tabor) Neville Callaghan 2-8-11 Michael Kinane 2-1f
6 DARK SORCERER (The Aston Partnership) Alan Jarvis 2-8-11 Pat Eddery
7 OCEAN SOUND (IRE) (Belinda Harvey) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Michael Hills
8 TRIPLE PLAY (IRE) (Matham Investments) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Brett Doyle
8 ran Distances: 1, nk, 5, nk, 2.5, 3.5, 9 Time: 1 minute 11.55 seconds
Breeder: Old Mill Stud and S Williams Breeding: Royal Applause - Degree (Warning)
Totes: Win: £9.90; Places: £2.30; £1.40; £2.10 Exacta: £33.50
Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven
Born:Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic win: (1) Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love) Wins in a season (1987-2000): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130 Number of horses in training (1987-2001): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159: Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins this season: 61 First Goodwood win:The Can Can Man (SIS Handicap, May 23, 1991) Goodwood winners: 25 (18 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Darley, Kevin Paul. Born: Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 5/8/60 Apprenticeship: 1976 with Reg Hollinshead. First winner: Dust Up (Haydock 5/8/77) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory) Wins Last Season: 155 (British Champion Jockey)First Goodwood winner: Alpine Skier (Vodata Nursery Stakes, July 31, 1993) Number of Goodwood Winners: 25 (12 at July Meeting) Wins This Season: 89
THIRD RACE WINNER QUOTES
PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES
ALEXIUS FAVOURITE FOR ST LEGER
Alexius was cut to 3/1 favourite from 12/1 with Paddy Power for the St Leger after coming from last to first under Kieren Fallon in the Group 3 Peugeot Gordon Stakes.
The Rainbow Quest colt got left in the stalls and eventually prevailed in great style by a neck from Demophilos. He is entered in the St Leger.
Jimmy Scott, travelling head lad to the winner’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute, said: “I didn’t give him an earthly chance when he lost that ground at the start and even a furlong out I didn’t think he’d get there but he sprouted wings.
“Kieren couldn’t believe how he finished, every time he asked the horse dug deeper, he’s such a genuine horse.
“He was slowly away (on his previous start) at Newmarket but nowhere near as bad as that. He won with quite a bit in hand at Newmarket - it wasn’t a slouch race.
“The St Leger and the Arc are the two races we have never won. Shergar was fourth in the Leger and we came closest last year with Air Marshall.
“Alexius was immature as a two-year-old and the boss just left him alone but I think he’s going to improve and improve. He’s still a baby.
Fallon commented: “He’s got a lot of improvement in him which is great, the boss hasn’t got to the bottom of him. I can see a long-distance future for him.
“It would be nice to win the Leger, as it’s a race I haven’t won yet.
“The stalls are on a slope here and horses who have not much experience try and sit down there. He was just sitting back when the gates opened. I did it here on one of Geoff Wragg’s in the Derby trial (the Compass Uk Leisure Predominate Stakes in May), on Asian Heights.
“You don’t want to miss the break but if it does happen you must let them find their own way. You put them to sleep behind the field and if they are good enough they find their way through.
“I thought I was in trouble after being left and didn’t think I could make up the ground. I thought I would take the shortest route but there was a lot of interference on the inside and I had a smooth run on the outside.
“We liked him when he won his maiden at Newmarket - that race has worked out well with the second winning since. We knew this was going to be a tough race, especially for an inexperienced horse, and he has done it well.
“There is a not a lot you can do with horses like this. They get used to the stalls in time - it was only his second run. You have to leave them alone - by putting them back in the stalls and forcing them to do it some of them resent it which is not very good.
“If you chase them along early you wind them up and they have nothing to finish with. I was lucky enough today that over this track, where they go to the top of the hill for the first turn they steady up and gave me a chance to make up that the ground I lost and the same at the top of the last hill.
“The worst part for me was running down between the four and five furlong markers towards the three, the horses on the inside were pushing their way out and me wider. You don’t really want to be out there if you can help it. Luckily he was good enough to overcome all the obstacles and win his race.”
Talking about No Excuse Needed tomorrow in the Champagne Lanson Sussex Stakes, Fallon added: “I should have won the St James’s Palace Stakes on him. I just didn’t get the run on him. We have to get the breaks tomorrow but we have a good draw. If we get the openings, he is the horse they all have to beat.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES
BROTHER TO GO
“He has run very well, his best race of the season so far,” beamed owner-breeder Athos Christodoulou after Demophilos had beaten all but the slow-starting Alexius in the Peugeot Gordon Stakes, with Jamie Spencer saying that the colt “is still learning even now.”
“Just wait for tomorrow when his half brother runs,” Christodoulou went on, as he referred to Bragadino, who won at Sandown first time out and goes for the Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes tomorrow.
Marcus Tregoning was very satisfied with the comeback effort of his former leading classic fancy Nayef, who was a creditable third on his first appearance since the 2000 Guineas.
“I was pleased with that,” he said. “He clearly gets the trip well, so this the right race to run him in and he had been off for a long time.
“As I said the other day, we could not make any plans until we saw how he had run here. He is not in the St Leger and I shall obviously talk to Sheikh Hamdan to see if he wants to supplement him, but I would think he would be out again in a month or so’s time.
“I think with another winter under his belt he can go on to better things.”
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.20pm PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES
Class A, Group 3, three-year-olds only, 1m 4f, £50,000 total prize fund. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 10lb, fillies 8st 5lb. Penalties: in 2001, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb, a Group 2 race 5lb, a Group 1 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750
1 ALEXIUS (Sheikh Mohammed) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-10 Kieren Fallon  7-1
2 DEMOPHILOS (Athos Christodoulou) Amanda Perrett 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer  14-1
3 NAYEF (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-10 Richard Hills  7-1
4 SNOWSTORM (Lord Blyth) Michael Bell 3-8-10 Richard Mullen 
5 WHEN IN ROME (Annie Cyzer) Charles Cyzer 3-8-10 Michael Roberts 
6 WAREED (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 3-8-10 Frankie Dettori 
7 PERFECT SUNDAY (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-8-13 Pat Eddery  11-4f
8 TORCELLO (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 3-8-10 Darryll Holland 
9 SYDENHAM (Sheikh Mohammed) John Gosden 3-8-10 Kevin Darley 
10 SADDLER'S CREEK (Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 3-8-10 Michael Kinane 
11 HILL COUNTRY (Robert Sangster/Sue Magnier) John Gosden 3-8-10 Jimmy Fortune 
11 ran Distances: nk, 1.5, 3.5, 1.25, 7, 5, 8, 7, 15, 20 Time: 2 minutes 33.13 seconds
Breeder: N P Bloodstock Ltd Breeding: Rainbow Quest - Alexandric (Val De L’Orne)
Totes: Win: £6.70; Places: £2.50; £3.60; £2.50 Exacta: £211.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Classic wins: (10) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani), 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 Sharatani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Italian Oaks (1988 Melodist, 1986 Ivor’s Image), Coronation Cup (1992 Saddlers’ Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singsiel, 2000 Daliapour), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski), 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), 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), 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), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Celebration Mile (2000 Medicean), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan)
Wins in a season (1984-2000):96:120:76:105:99:116:78:83:74:65:109:73:73:84:79:81:91
Horses in training (1985-2001):145:142:142:170:186:191:n\a:171:147:157 :159:159:162:162:173:190:185 Wins this season: 42 First Goodwood winner: Alphadamus (July 31, 1973 - Stewards’ Cup) Total Goodwood wins: 101 (51 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2000): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,59 *Champion jockey Classic wins: (7) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath) Other major wins include: Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal); Cherry Hinton Stakes (1996 Dazzle), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Ribblesdale Stakes (1997 Yashmak), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma), Gimcrack Stakes (1994 Chilly Billy, 1998 Josr Algharoud); Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Craigsteel); Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma); Budweiser International Stakes (1999 Great Dane); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour), Jockey Club Stakes (2000 Blueprint), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan) First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 41 (19 at July Meeting) Wins This Season: 97
WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
ladbrokes.co.uk PRESTIGE HANDICAP
Kieren Fallon went on to a 47-1 double when First Ballot made almost all the running and bravely held off Moonjaz and top weight Gallery God in the longest race of the day.
“He is very brave, stays well, gallops and carries the weight,” said his trainer David Elsworth, who is now thinking about the Tote Ebor at York next month, when a 7lb penalty will bring First Ballot’s weight up to 9st 3lb. The race sponsors have trimmed his York odds from 20-1 to 14-1.
“I have also entered him for the Melbourne Cup, though he has to improve a few pounds for that,” added the trainer, who also said that First Ballot seems gradually getting over his aversion to travelling.
“I sent him to Paris as a three-year-old when he had a dreadful journey, the driver got lost in Paris and he arrived very dehydrated. It took him a long time to forget that experience but he is getting better about it.”
Owner Jeff Smith has two stayers with a very courageous attitude as he also owns the Gold Cup runner-up Persian Punch, though he would be the better of the two horses.
“I bought First Ballot because he looks like Chief Singer (Smith’s top sprinter/miler whose wins included the Sussex Stakes and the July Cup),” he said. “I also bred First Ballot’s dam, who is by Chief Singer, and when she produced this fellow I had to buy him as soon as I saw him.
Marcus Tregoning, trained of the runner-up, said “He has run a very good race and there are no excuses. He gets the trip but he wasn’t going to get past that winner. He’s not had much racing, there is not too much wear and tear and he is probably improving. It’s a bit different for him running in a handicap after maidens and we wouldn’t be flying too high with him at the moment.”
“That looks like the end of handicaps for him,” said Geoff Wragg of third home Gallery God. “He is now too high in the weights to win another of those and he isn’t good enough to win a Group race. Maybe I shall be able to find a Listed race abroad for him.”
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.50pm THE ladbrokes.co.uk PRESTIGE
Class B, three-year-olds and upwards, rated 0-105, 1m 6f, £50,000 total prize fund. Penalties: after July 21, a winner 3lb; of a Class A to C race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £32,500; 2nd: £10,000; 3rd: £5,000; 4th: £2,500
1 FIRST BALLOT (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 5-9-12 Kieren Fallon 5-1
2 MOONJAZ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-08 Richard Hills 13-2
3 GALLERY GOD (FR) (Takashi Watanabe) Geoff Wragg 5-10-00 Darryll Holland 100-30f
4 ZIBELINE (IRE) (Athole Still and Partners) Rod Millman 4-8-08 Jimmy Fortune
5 MANA D'ARGENT (IRE) (Daniel A Couper) Mark Johnston 4-9-00 Keith Dalgleish (3)
6 WAIT FOR THE WILL (USA) (Richard Green (Fine Paintings)) Gary Moore 5-8-03 Steve Drowne
7 ROBANDELA (USA) (Robert Aird) Mark Johnston 4-8-07 Joe Fanning
8 COURT SHAREEF (Derek & Cheryl Holder) Richard Price 6-9-03 Michael Kinane
9 MASTER GEORGE (David Watson/Duncan Lofts) Ian Balding 4-8-01 Michael Doyle (7)
10 CRACOW (IRE) (Nick Browne) John Hills 4-9-11 Michael Hills
11 VIRGIN SOLDIER (IRE) (J David Abell) Mark Johnston 5-9-05 Kevin Darley
12 LERMONTOV (USA) (Fayzad Thoroughbreds 'Syndicate A') David Nicholls 4-9-04 Alex Greaves
12 ran Distances: 1, 1.5, nk, 2.5, 1.5, 2.5, 5, 1.75, 12, nk, 6 Time: 2 minutes 59.23 seconds
Breeder: John and Susan Flavin Breeding: Perugino - Election Special (Chief Singer)
Totes: Win: £5.50; Places: £2.00; £1.80; £1.90 Exacta: £38.60
Winning trainer:-Name Elsworth, David Raymond Cecil
Date of Birth:12/12/39;Previous Occupation; Professional National Hunt jockey 1957-1972; Wins in a season (1992-2000):40:32: 33:14:16:24:33:50:32 Horses in training (1998-2001): 60:83:100:87 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 In The Groove), Champion Stakes (1990 In The Groove), Coronation Cup (1991 In The Groove), Juddmonte International (1990 In The Groove), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Dead Certain), Henry II Stakes (1997 & 98 Persian Punch), Cambridgeshire Handicap (1998 Lear Spear), Dante Stakes (1999 Salford Express), Diomed Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch) Trains at Whitsbury, Dorset. Other details: National Hunt successes include Cheltenham Gold Cup (1989 Desert Orchid), Grand National (1988 Rhyme ‘N’ Reason), King George VI Chase (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 Desert Orchid), Whitbread Gold Cup (1988 Desert Orchid), Irish National (1990), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1989 & 1990 Barnbrook Again) First Goodwood winner: Heighlin (Goodwood Handicap, July 30, 1980) Total Goodwood wins: 54 (10 at July Meeting)
Wins This Season: 22
Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2000): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,59 *Champion jockey Classic wins: (7) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath) Other major wins include: Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal); Cherry Hinton Stakes (1996 Dazzle), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Ribblesdale Stakes (1997 Yashmak), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma), Gimcrack Stakes (1994 Chilly Billy, 1998 Josr Algharoud); Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Craigsteel); Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma); Budweiser International Stakes (1999 Great Dane); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour), Jockey Club Stakes (2000 Blueprint), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan) First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 42 (20 at July Meeting; 2nd winner of Glorious Goodwood 2001) Wins This Season: 98
FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE KING GEORGE STAKES (GROUP 3)
DIETRICH ON SONG
Aidan O’Brien’s outstanding run continued when Dietrich landed the King George Stakes by three quarters of a length from Afaan, making amends for her defeat in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last time out.
Winning owner Michael Tabor said: “I believe she had problems at Ascot. But she’s a nice fast filly and these Storm Cats love the fast ground. She didn’t have the best of draws today so I was a little bit worried beforehand.
“I’m pleased to see her win this and hopefully she will go on to better things. It would probably be a bit foolhardy to take on Mozart but with Aidan you never quite know!”
Mick Kinane, who rode the winner, said: “She finished full of running at Ascot and would have been close. We probably overdid the holding her back that day.
“She was drawn 12 today which is not ideal but I knew she’d get home.”
“That was not a shock to me, I had a good bet on him,” said Richard (“Bomber”) Marvin after his 100/1 shot Afaan had finished second. “He’s been an ill horse for 15 months and the handicapper didn’t give him a chance for ages. But he is now down from 104 to 83 and there is a race at Newbury on Sunday for horses rated 0-90 over five furlongs. He’ll be a warm order for that.
“He’s still an entire but he’s a gentleman of a horse and I hope that if we can get him some more black type, he might get a job as a stallion.”
Lynda Ramsden, trainer of fourth-placed Bishops Court, said: “He would have gone very close with a clear run but Robert (Winston) said that everywhere that he went Craig Williams (on Afaan) went as well. It was very unfortunate.”
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.25pm KING GEORGE STAKES
Class A, Group 3, for three-year-olds and upwards, 5f, £50,000 total prize fund. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 10lb, fillies 8st 7lb; 4yo and upwards colts and geldings 9st, fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: after 1999, a winner of a Group 3 race 5lb, a Group 2 race 8lb, a Group 1 race 10lb (races won at 2yo not to count to penalties). Penalty values: 1st: £30,000; 2nd: £11,500; 3rd: £5,750; 4th: £2,750
1 DIETRICH (Michael Tabor/Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 3-8-12 Michael Kinane  11-2
2 AFAAN (R Saville) Bomber Marvin 8-9-00 Craig Williams  100-1
3 EASTERN PURPLE (T Chiang) Kevin Ryan 6-9-05 Frankie Dettori  11-1
4 BISHOPS COURT (David Brotherton) Lynda Ramsden 7-9-00 Robert Winston  9-2f
5 RED MILLENNEUM (The Red Shirt Brigade Ltd) Alan Berry 3-8-07 Francis Norton 
6 ELLENS LAD (Rita Brown) Willie Musson 7-9-00 Pat Eddery 
7 ROZEL (Matthews Breeding and Racing) Rae Guest 4-8-11 Darryll Holland 
8 RUDI'S PET (Dandy Nicholls Racing Club) David Nicholls 7-9-05 Alex Greaves 
9 BORDERS (Mrs J Wright) Henry Candy 5-9-00 Chris Rutter 
10 ROMANTIC MYTH (Terry Holdcroft) Tim Easterby 3-8-07 Kevin Darley 
11 SUPERSTAR LEO (Lael Stable) William Haggas 3-8-07 Michael Hills 
12 IVORY'S JOY (Ken Ivory) Ken Ivory 6-8-11 Chris Catlin 
13 COASTAL BLUFF (Paul Dixon) Nick Littmoden 9-9-00 Joe Fanning 
14 RUSHCUTTER BAY (Treasure Seekers Partnership) Pat Gilligan 8-9-05 Daragh O'Donohoe 
15 PROUD NATIVE (Peter Savill) David Nicholls 7-9-00 Kieren Fallon 
15 ran Distances: 0.75, sh, 1.25, nk, hd, nk, 0.5, nk, 1.25, 0.5, 1.75, 7, 0.5, 1 Time: 57.78 seconds
Breeder: Flaxman Holdings Ltd Breeding: Storm Cat - Piquetnol (Private Account)
Totes: Win: £4.90; Places: £2.00; £23.30; £3.90 Exacta: £819.20
Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Anne-Marie Crowley O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (4) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo), Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings), Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine) Other major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle), National Stakes (1996 Desert King; 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett), Dante Stakes (1998 Saratoga Springs), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 2000 Minardi), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky), Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasiliyev), St James Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Coral Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2001 Galileo) Wins This Season in Britain: 9 First Goodwood Winner: Orpen, EBF Richard Baerlein Maiden Stakes, August 1, 1998 Total Goodwood wins: 4 (3 at July Meeting)
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: (6) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (2001 Imagine), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (2001 Galileo), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Dewhurst Stakes (1994 Grand Lodge); July Cup (1999 Stravinsky); Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky); Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Dubai Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi) First Goodwood winner: Allez Cyrano (Kinrara Handicap, July 28, 1994) Goodwood winners: 11 (7 at July Meeting)
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.00pm NEW PADDOCK STAKES (HANDICAP)
CLASS D, for three-year-olds and upwards rated 0-85, 1 mile, £15,000 added. Penalties, after July 21st, a winner 6lb. Penalty values: 1st: £11,960; 2nd: £3,680; 3rd: £1,840; 4th: £920
1 KELBURNE (Kelburne Construction Ltd) Ian Semple 4-9-09 Michael Kinane  9-4f
2 STYLE DANCER (Mrs C Hodgetts) Richard Whitaker 7-9-04 Kevin Darley  14-1
3 GALLANT (Ladyswood Stud) Martyn Meade 4-9-11 Neil Callan  12-1
4 HORMUZ (The Knavesmire Alliance) David Nicholls 5-8-02 Matt Henry 
5 SOFT BREEZE (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-06 Gary Carter 
6 TAKE FLITE (The Wheet Partnership) William Muir 4-9-02 Martin Dwyer 
7 NAVIASKY (Oakview Racing) David Nicholls 6-8-13 Alex Greaves 
8 FAITHFUL WARRIOR (Mohamed Obaida) Barry Hills 3-9-01 Michael Hills 
9 SAUCE TARTAR (Wafic Said) Neville Callaghan 3-8-11 David Nolan (7) 
10 AMORAS (Espresso Racing) John Hills 4-9-04 Richard Hills 
11 ABAJANY (John White and Partners) Mick Channon 7-8-04 Dean Corby (7) 
12 RYEFIELD (Elaine Aird) Linda Perratt 6-8-10 Darryll Holland 
13 NORFOLK REED (The South-Western Partnership) Richard Hannon 4-9-08 Pat Dobbs (3) 
14 EVEREST (I Sandhu and Partners) Brian Ellison 4-9-13 Robert Winston 
15 CORUNNA (Chris & Antonia Deuters) Alan Berry 4-9-07 Francis Norton 
15 ran Non-runner: No. 16 Pay The Silver (vet’s certificate)
Distances: 1, nk, 0.75, 2.5, 1, 2, 1.5, 0.5, sh, 1, 1, 0.75, 1, 2.5 Time: 1 minute 37.88 seconds
Breeder: Vinery, John Sullivan and Jim Bohanon Breeding: Red Ransom - Golden Klair (Damister)
Totes: Win: £3.20; Places: £1.90; £4.20; £3.80 Exacta: £56.40
Winning trainer:-Name: Semple, Ian Born: June 6 1948 Based: Carluke, Strathclyde, Scotland Previous occupation: Jump jockey and assistant to John Gosden for 7 years Horses in training (2001): 22 First Goodwood winner: Kelburne (New Paddock Handicap, July 31, 2001) Total Goodwood wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting) Wins This Season: 11
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: (6) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (2001 Imagine), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (2001 Galileo), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Dewhurst Stakes (1994 Grand Lodge); July Cup (1999 Stravinsky); Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky); Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Dubai Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi) First Goodwood winner: Allez Cyrano (Kinrara Handicap, July 28, 1994) Goodwood winners: 12 (8 at July Meeting; 2nd winner of 2001 Glorious Goodwood)
SEVENTH RACE QUOTES
THE EVENING STANDARD MAIDEN STAKES
HILLS COLT LOOKS
Serieux looked a colt with a future after running out the five length winner of the finale under Michael Hills.
“The Acomb Stakes at York would be a natural progression,” said winning trainer Barry Hills. “And if he is good enough, then after that we could think about the Dewhurst.”
The winner carries the colours of Prince Khalid Abdulla and unusually was not bred by the owner but bought for 180,000gns at Tattersalls last autumn.
“It is a not a major thing,” explained Abdulla’s racing manager Teddy Beckett. “We just had an imbalance between colts and fillies so bought a few colts last year.
“I’m very pleased with that run and he seems to be improving and should stay a bit further.”
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.35pm EVENING STANDARD MAIDEN STAKES
CLASS D, for two-year-old colts and geldings, 6 furlongs, £15,000 added. Penalty values: 1st: £11,050; 2nd: £3.400; 3rd: £1,700; 4th: £850
1 SERIEUX (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Michael Hills  3-1
2 BISHR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-8-11 Richard Hills  13-2
3 BROKEN BARRICADES (Chris Wright/Catherine Corbett) Barry Hills 2-8-11Robert Winston 
4 GOLDEN BOUNTY (George Teo) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Dane O'Neill 
5 RHEINPARK (Around The World Partnership) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 Darryll Holland 
6 ROAD TO JUSTICE (Lucy Sangster/Hugo Lascelles) John Gosden 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune 
7 BIG BOPPER (Speedlith Group) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Lee Newman 
8 QUEENSBERRY (Jarvis Associates) Alan Jarvis 2-8-11 Pat Eddery 
9 PICCOLITO (S Leech) Joe Naughton 2-8-11 John Reid 
9 ran Distances: 4, 1, nk, 6, 0.75, hd, 12, 19 Time: 1 minute 12.24 seconds
Breeder: Petra Bloodstock Agency Ltd Breeding: Cadeaux Genereux - Seranda (Petoski)
Totes: Win: £3.90; Places: £1.60; £2.30; £2.90 Exacta: £18.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William
Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood), St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 HandsomeSailor), Flying Childers Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1998 Sheer Viking), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House) Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Wins in a season (1982-2000):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72 Horses in training (1983-2001):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a ,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn Other details: Has trained four runners-up of the Derby: Rheingold (1972), Hawaian Sound (1978), Glacial Storm (1988) and Blue Stag (1990) Wins this season: 59 First Goodwood winner: Fred Babu (First Day Supplementary Plate, September 15, 1969) Total Goodwood wins: 68 (39 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale), Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Dewhurst Stakes (1999 Distant Music), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible) Wins (1990-2000): 61,65,91,86,89,73,80,84,61,94,73 Wins this season: 32 Other details: champion apprentice 1983 First Goodwood win: Rose Du Soir (Colmans of Norwich Liebfraumilch Handicap, September 10, 1982) Goodwood winners: 56 (24 at July Meeting)
NEW PADDOCK SCHEME LAUNCHED
DOUBLE TRIGGER OPENS NEW PARADE RING DEVELOPMENT
Double Trigger, the only horse to have won the Goodwood Cup on three occasions, was in very lively form when he paraded in the paddock to mark the official opening of the £5-million redevelopment which, in the words of Racecourse Chairman the Duke of Richmond, completes 21 years of rebuilding of the stands and facilities in the Richmond and Gordon Enclosures.
He was watched by Mark Johnston, who trained him to those three memorable triumphs, as well as by Michael Roberts and Darryll Holland, who rode him to the second and third of them. The horse was bucking, fly jumping and kicking as he went round, but fortunately he never looked like getting away from his handler.
Mark Johnston had not seen Double Trigger, who is now at stud in Devonshire, “for a couple of years. It is interesting to see how much he has let down,” he said. “When he was in training he was big and powerful in the chest, but we had to keep his body light and lean. Like so many st ayers, he was a hard horse to train because every two-mile race can take so much out of a horse.
“I think the only time he was really expected to win the Goodwood Cup was the first time he did so in 1995 when he beat his brother Double Eclipse. He could not run the next year, and when he won in 1997 it was very hard work for Michael Roberts; I think when Darryll Holland rode him to his third success in 1998 was the most exciting.”
Roberts and Holland paid their compliments to Double Trigger when they were among a number of star jockeys, past and present, who spoke to Clare Balding during the opening ceremony. Roberts rated their Goodwood Cup success “one of the best wins I have had”, and Holland called him “a very tough horse. It was very good to complete the treble on him.”
Other jockeys with thoughts about Goodwood included Pat Eddery, who called it “a great track, it has been very lucky for me,” as he looked forward to rides on Perfect Sunday today and on Olden Times in the Champagne Lanson Sussex Stakes tomorrow. He has ridden 258 Goodwood winners, including 85 at the July Meeting.
John Reid recalled riding his career first winner here on Eyry in 1973. “I have been very lucky here ever since,” he said, while Joe Mercer and Jimmy Lindley spoke about the test which the track poses for jockeys with its bends and undulations.
“The straight may look long when you are watching from the stands., but it is only about a furlong and a half when you are riding in a race,” Mercer said.
Willie Carson was fulsome in his praise of the new facilities. “I think the new paddock is very good, it enables many more people to see the horses and they appreciate the chance to do that,” he said.
Apart from Mark Johnston, who also recalled Goodwood wins with Mister Baileys and Fly To The Stars, Clare Balding also spoke to her father Ian. He looked back at the memorable Sussex Stakes battle when his Selkirk just lost out to Marling in 1992.
“That was a great race,” he said, “and in the same year Spinning won twice in 48 hours and we rounded off the week when Knock Knock won the Chesterfield Cup.” Other results to which he looked back with pleasure were Grey Shot’s Goodwood Cup and the King George Stakes when Lochsong beat Paris House in think mist, “so that the first thing we saw coming out of the murk was Lochsong’s noseband.”
John Dunlop, who is also a director of the course, recalled Posse’s “very exciting” Sussex Stakes success, and Peter Walwyn looked back at Humble Duty winning that race in1970 and the Celebration Mile; Free State also took the latter race, Rock Roi’s Goodwood Cup win and Mukaddamah in the Champagne Vintage Lanson Stakes.
“The place has a wonderful atmosphere; it is magic and represents everything which is best about British racing,” Walwyn enthused.
OPENING CEREMONY AT NOON
The new Paddock facilities will be officially opened at 12 noon today, with Double Trigger parading.
The champagne and seafood restaurant is being named in honour of his record-breaking three wins in the Goodwood Cup.
Double Trigger in 1998 became the only horse to have ever won the Group Two JPMorgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup on three occasions, adding to his two earlier victories of 1995 and 1997.
There was hardly a dry eye that day as Darryll Holland steered the seven-year-old son Ela-Mana-Mou horse to a three-quarters-of-a-length success over Canon Can.
His trainer Mark Johnston took the JPMorgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup again last season with Royal Rebel, one of his four victories at the 2000 Festival Meeting.
Clare Balding will conduct the opening ceremony, talking with jockeys and trainers, past and present, with strong connections to Goodwood , and there will be music from the band of the Blues and Royals.
Apart from the Double Trigger restaurant, other new features are the pavilions by the parade ring - the Lennox for owners and trainers, the Kinrara for annual members and their guests, and the Gordon for racegoers in that enclosure.
The paddock redevelopment also allows 5,000, rather than 2,000 previously, to view the horses parading and in the winner’s enclosure.
The Chairman of the Goodwood Racecourse, the Duke of Richmond, reflected on the thought processes which led to its inception.
He said: “Goodwood came to the realisation, many years ago that, in order to retain its position as an internationally renowned racecourse, the facilities provided to stage racing must be contemporary and reflect the modern day needs of all users of the racecourse.
“Goodwood then embarked on a development programme to redevelop the Paddock which, until now, had remained unchanged since 1976. The overall brief broadly comprised the redevelopment of the Parade Ring, Weighing Room and Winners’ Enclosure together with the re-configuration of the Members’ West Entrance to offer a real sense of arrival as one enters the racecourse.
“In September 1998, Goodwood appointed world-renowned architects, Michael Hopkins and Partners to design a scheme that would satisfy the practical and aesthetic requirements of a twenty first century racecourse as well as preserving and enhancing the glamorous atmosphere of Goodwood racecourse.
“In developing their design, the architects had various challenges to overcome, not least the topographical position of the Paddock. The existing Parade Ring sat on the gentle slope of Goodwood Hill and, in order to provide a level surface for the new Parade Ring and to increase the area of the Winners’ Enclosure by 50%, the design, by necessity, had to cut into the existing slope. This would create a natural amphitheatre and opening up spectacular views of the Parade Ring and beyond to the coast.
“This meant that we could also build in a subterranean Weighing Room with direct access to the Parade Ring. Three new entertaining pavilions around the northern half of the Parade Ring also make the most of the views – the Kinrara, Gordon and Lennox.
“In addition, a new Champagne and Seafood Restaurant, the Double Trigger, has been constructed and enjoys a bird’s eye view over the Horsewalk and a new Members’ West Entrance with its fabric canopy roof and glazed external walls reminiscent of a yacht in full sail.
“Contractors, John Mowlem & Company Plc were appointed in September 2000 and set tough but achievable objectives. The most challenging of these was the need to construct the project within one closed season and finish in time to be operational for the first May meeting. It is now well documented that Britain experienced its wettest winter in 300 years and this had an inevitable impact on the building process.
“Above all, Goodwood and its design team has taken great care to ensure the needs of all racegoers, from owner to spectator, have, as far as possible, been respected and reflected in the new development. We have undertaken an extensive consultation process with all interested parties from the Levy Board, to the course doctor, from the Jockey Club to the valets, the jockeys themselves to the Clerk of the Scales. With input from these, and others, we consider that we have built a new range of buildings and areas which will give pleasure to many for years to come.”
Clerk of Works on the £5m racecourse development, Eammon Butler of the Gage Management Group has kept a meticulous record of materials used within the scheme. Here are just some of his statistics:-
Chalk excavated 12,123 sq.m
Concrete poured 1,700 sq.m
Reinforcement 10,500 tonnes
Fabric reinforcement 822 sq.m
Blockwork 518 sq.m
Flint Walling 1,325 sq.m
Paving 1,335 sq.m
Floor Screed 260 sq.m
Plaster 211 sq.m
Walling tiling 155 sq.m
Floor tiling 211 sq.m
Carpet tiles 100 sq.m
Turf 10,200 sq.m
Railings 1,000 sq.m
At its peak, the site saw 130 workmen daily.
The steel canopy work was delivered in pieces from American company, Birdair, and put together on site before being positioned by crane.
“It has been”, comments Eammon, “an architectural and engineering feat.”
RACING BEGINS AGAIN AT CATTERICK
After an enforced absence of five months, due to the foot and mouth restrictions, Catterick resumes racing on Tuesday (7 August), the annual 'Family Day' at the course. Attractions for children in the Course Enclosure includes a magician/entertainer, Punch & Judy Show, bouncy castle, ball pool and roundabouts. Musical entertainment is provided by The Tees Valley Jazzmen.
Free racecards will be available to all racegoers and there will be a Bucks Fizz reception in all enclosures from 12.15 p.m. until the first race to celebrate the return of racing to Catterick.
Racing on Tuesday is scheduled to begin at 2.15 p.m. and the racing programme features The betabet Handicap Stakes and The Eat And Sleep At The Nag's Head at Pickhill Handicap Stakes.
Stayers are catered for in The betabet Handicap Stakes over the extended one mile, five furlongs - one of 18 races sponsored this season on the Yorkshire racecourses (two at each course) by betabet, the largest network of independent bookmakers in the U.K.
The Nag's Head at Pickhill near Thirsk return to Catterick to support a handicap contest over seven furlongs at this equivalent meeting. Catterick's top trainer and jockey awards both on the Flat and over the Jumps are also sponsored by The Nag's Head. Last Flat season's top trainer and jockey titles at Catterick went to David Nicholls and John Carroll respectively, with Adrian Nicholls (son of David Nicholls) taking the prize for being the leading apprentice rider at the course last term.
HOTELS CHECK IN AGAIN AT PONTEFRACT
Pontefract's seven-race programme on Wednesday (8 August) features races sponsored by two hotels from the same 'stable' which have been regular supporters of this particular meeting over the years. The most valuable race is the £10,000 Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel Stakes - a Showcase Handicap contest over a mile and a half, while The Cornmill Hotel (Hull) Maiden Stakes is a race for two-year-olds over six furlongs.
The Chaplins Club Handicap Stakes, a race for sprinters over the minimum distance of five furlongs, is named after one of the north's most consistent handicap sprinters of the 1980's, whose victory at this equivalent meeting in 1988 was his seventh win in 18 days and his second success in less than 24 hours, after winning at Ayr the previous evening!
Chaplins Club was trained at Stillington near York by David Chapman and carried the colours of his owner, Peter Savill, who is the current chairman of The British Horseracing Board. Last year's winner of this race, William's Well, went on to land Ripon's big race, The William Hill Great St. Wilfrid Handicap.
The eighth running of The Matty Bown Memorial Maiden Stakes is also featured on Wednesday. Contested over one mile, this race is held in memory of a former employee of the racecourses who worked at Pontefract before, during and after the Second World War.
Racing on Wednesday begins at 2.20 p.m. with the 11th qualifying race in this season's Bollinger Champagne Challenge Series - a national series for gentleman amateur riders held in association with The Daily Telegraph, which culminates in a Final at Ascot on 28 September. The leading rider so far this season is Tom Best, who rode the runner-up, Rare Talent, in this equivalent race last year.
UNIQUE ARAB RACE ON RIPON'S 'CHILDREN'S DAY'
Ripon's traditional 'Children's Day' Meeting takes place on Monday (6 August), when a brace of memorial races are featured at Yorkshire's 'Garden Racecourse' - along with the first-ever race for Arabian horses in the U.K. to be confined to apprentice riders.
The Emirates Arabian Premier Limited Handicap Stakes, a contest over a mile and a quarter for four-year-olds and upwards, is the Arab horse race - the first to be held at Ripon - and is the opening race at 1.45 p.m. It is hoped that the presentations for the race will be made by former racehorse trainer, Jack Berry, M.B.E., who is a director of The Arabian Racing Organisation.
The Armstrong Memorial Rated Stakes, a £10,000 Showcase Handicap, is a contest for sprinters over six furlongs. First held in 1957, this race is sponsored by the Armstrong family - one of the most famous racing families - which included stalwart Yorkshire trainers, the late Gerald and Sam Armstrong.
The Tommy Shedden Challenge Trophy, a handicap race for three-year-olds over nine furlongs, was first held in 1978 in memory of the former Wetherby-based trainer who recorded many winners at Ripon.
The action from Ripon is featured on The Jerry Scott Radio Show on B.B.C. Radio York during the afternoon, including The B.B.C. Radio York Handicap Stakes over the extended mile and a half.
The afternoon's race for novice two-year-olds over six furlongs is supported by The European Breeders Fund.
As usual, all accompanied children under 16 years of age will be admitted free of charge into all enclosures. There is a variety of attractions for children, including the course's two playgrounds. A limited number of vouchers for free ice-creams will be issued to young racegoers.
NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR OWNERS AND TRAINERS AT DONCASTER FROM THIS SATURDAY
Owners and trainers will have improved facilities at Doncaster starting with the meeting on Town Moor this Saturday (4 August).
A new Owners and Trainers Lounge, located in the weighing room complex will include complimentary light refreshments and an internet access via the television, enabling connections to keep updated regarding results, entries etc.
A further development from this Saturday includes new car parking arrangements, principally for Owners and Trainers. The use of The Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf playing fields for car parking is no longer available, therefore, there's a new designated Owners and Trainers car parking area in the main car park, with access via Town Moor Avenue. Owners and Trainers still have the option of using the parking area in the centre of the course.
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