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Friday, July 26, 2002


3.50 Ascot - King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, 1m 4f

28/1-High Pitched
500/1-Sir Effendi
14/1-Storming Home

3.10 Ascot - Tote International Stakes, 7f

20/1-Just James
12/1-Chookie Heiton
50/1-Mister Cosmi
33/1-Duke Of Modena
10/1-Scotty's Future
12/1-Crystal Castle
25/1-Irish Flower
18/1-By Far
25/1-Point Of Dispute
16/1-Lunar Leo
50/1-Yorkies Boy
50/1-Royal Millennium
50/1-Idle Power
18/1-Hurricane Floyd
100/1-Definite Guest


The biggest Win fund dividend in Scoop6 history could be on the cards for a lucky Scoop6 punter tomorrow, as the biggest rollovers for over two years-including the biggest ever Win fund rollover-start off what will be one of the biggest Scoop6 days.

Over £1 million already lines the Scoop6 pools as the bet has continued to outfox punters over the last few weeks. The Win fund rollover now stands at a record £634,284-nearly £20,000 stronger than the previous record-while the Bonus Prize fund stands at £391,157.

"Saturday 27 July 2002 could well go down as the day Scoop6 records tumbled, and the latest horserace betting millionaire was created," said Tote spokesman Jeremy Scott. "The biggest ever Win fund dividend paid out on the Scoop6 was £917,412 back in January 2000, and that could well be under threat should there be a single winner tomorrow. With 86 runners declared on the six legs at the overnight stage, a £1 million Win fund pool might just be out of reach tomorrow."

The Tote International takes its place in the Scoop6 line up tomorrow, and should prove one of the trickier puzzles for Scoop6 punters sniffing out a bumper pay-day to solve.

"The Tote contribute significantly to the £150,000 race which provides the perfect complement to the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on Diamond Day. With the Scoop6 giving additional betting interest to a race which is already the main betting focus for the day, we'll be reaping every penny of value from this year's sponsorship."

Saturday's Scoop6 legs are:

leg 1 1.20 Redcar Littlewoods Bet Direct Fillies' Handicap
leg 2 1.30 Newcastle Pimms Classic Handicap
leg 3 2.40 Newcastle Stanley Racing Beeswing Rated Stakes
leg 4 3.10 Ascot Tote International Stakes
leg 5 3.15 Newcastle John Smith's Sprint Championship
leg 6 3.55 Redcar Bet Direct On 0800 211 222 Handicap

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2002


After a dry night, the going at Ascot remains


“We watered yesterday as we have been doing all week,” said Nick Cheyne, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course.

“And we will water again after racing today and at the end of the day on Saturday.”


There is one non-runner today:


No. 1 Ceepio (Ground)


The blue-blooded Khulood made a successful debut when beating Illustria in the opening Gerrard Investment Management Maiden Stakes. Sheikh Hamdam’s home-bred, by top American stallion Storm Cat, is a half-sister to both Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Mehtaaf and champion sprinter Elnadim.

Trainer John Dunlop said: “She’s a May 19 foal and a tall filly so we hadn’t been too hard for her at home. She’s by the best stallion in the world and has lived up to her breeding which is nice as I’ve had plenty of well-bred horses over the years that haven’t done so well. What would she fetch in the sale ring?

“I’m delighted with that and would think that six furlongs is probably her trip.”

The winner is quoted at 25/1 with Paddy Power for next year’s Sagitta 1000 Guineas.

Looking to Millenary in tomorrow’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Dunlop added: “I’d love to run him and there’s no point making a decision on his participation until as late as possible. We will know more after the next race on the round course. But it has suddenly got very hot.”

Khulood’s owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum could be represented by both Sakhee and Nayef in tomorrow’s big race but there is now a doubt about the participation of both horses.

Sheikh Hamdan said that Sakhee could alternatively go to France in August and also felt the ground might be too fast for Nayef. “Any horse can go on good ground but not on firm,” said the owner. “When Nayef won in Dubai we had had a lot of watering.”

Of the jockeys riding in the opener, Frankie Dettori described the ground as good to firm, Richard Hills as good to firm, verging on firm, Jamie Spencer said it was very quick, Pat Eddery said it was very fast and Philip Robinson said it was as fast ground as he had ever ridden on at Ascot.

Pat Eddery rode Rondinay, substituting for Richard Hughes, who had been caught in traffic but has now arrived.



Owner Ivan Straker, better known for his National Hunt runners, enjoyed a rare Flat success when Thewhirlingdervish, sent down from Yorkshire by trainer Tim Easterby, took the John Guest Brown Jack Stakes.

“He’s the only Flat horse we’ve got,” said Straker. “And I think he’ll be staying on the Flat. Richard (Quinn) gets on very well with him and he’s an out-and-out stayer who has to have good-to-firm ground. It was too soft when he came here a fortnight ago but he revelled in this today.

“We have him right now and I think he might even come on a bit again but I don’t know what the handicapper will make of it. He might be better still as a five-year-old and is probably one to follow for the rest of this year.”

Straker reported that his star chaser Paris Pike is now back in training with Ferdy Murphy and is set to return at Kelso in November.

Jimmy Quinn, who rode the third Callisto, said the racing surface was good, fast ground, while Martin Dwyer said it was fast but with a nice cover. Richard Quinn, who rode the winner, called the ground firm and Richard Hughes said it was fast.



Apprentice Dean Corby landed the City Index Rated Stakes for his employer Mick Channon when scoring by half a length aboard Budelli.

“He’s been a solid sort of horse,” said Channon. “He’d come down a couple of pounds in the handicap and you know what it’s like with these sprinters, when they come right you can usually win a race or two with them.

“(Owner-breeder) Carol (Roper) is so enthusiastic, she flies over from Ireland whenever he runs.

“Dean has been with me since school and is a proper jockey, when he loses his claim he’ll still be getting 50 wins a year. He’s got a brain on him and has been around good people like Steve Drowne and Candy Morris and it rubs off on him.



The Ed Duinlop-trained Fraulein, who has performed with credit in top company all year without winning, finally got her head in front when landing the Listed October Club Place To Be EBF Valiant Stakes by three quarters of a length from Cozy Maria.

“In the end she did it OK,” said Dunlop. “We were desperate to make her a stakes winner and she’ll go back to a mile and a quarter now.”

Owner Philip Freedman elaborated: “One thing we have established today is that a mile and a quarter is the right trip, Frankie said it was only her class that got her through here.

“There are a couple of Group 3s at Deauville in August she could go for and there is a possibility we may go for the E P Taylor Stakes at Woodbine in Canada.

“She is very consistent and the only time she has been out of the first four was when she came fifth in the Fillies’ Mile here last year. We had intended to go to Chepstow tonight for the Listed race but I just thought that with the fast ground, we would be safer going over a mile here rather than running over the undulations at Chepstow. But on form she was entitled to win here.”

Freedman also part-owns High Pitched, who has been declared for tomorrow’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes but the owner warned: “I would be astonished if he runs. The jockeys are saying that the ground is more firm than good and to have any chance of making the frame it must be at least good, he simply won’t let himself down otherwise.

“We are looking at a Group 1 in Germany in a fortnight’s time (the Group 1 Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal at Cologne on August 11) for him or even the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury.”



The Mark Johnston-trained Garros, who has finished third on his previous two starts over six furlongs, scored by a length when stepped up a furlong in the EBF Maiden Stakes.

“He’d been showing an awful lot at home early on and I thought he was really useful,” said Johnston. “But I’ve given him two runs over six furlongs when in hindsight he probably wasn’t ready. I may have just underestimated his stamina.

“Today was the first time I have actually saddled him at the races and realised how big he is. He probably should have started off over seven.

“I decided before the race that no matter where he finished, I’d take my time with him and I would think he’ll have maximum of two more runs this year. We’ll give him time between his races and look to the future.”

Johnston is bullish about Zindabad’s chances in tomorrow’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. “The horse is in fantastic form and conditions will suit him perfectly,” said the trainer.

“He’s there on merit and he put up the best performance of his life in the Hardwicke last time out. I don’t want to belittle the opposition but it will take a very good horse to beat him. It’s the end of July and this is the first time we’ve had proper summer ground.”



The Brian Meehan-trained Silence Is Golden was given a clever ride by Kieren Fallon to taking the closing Singapore Turf Club Handicap Stakes by two lengths.

“She likes this fast ground, it really suits her well,” said trainer’s wife Kim Meehan.

“She is in at Goodwood next week and might go there, I am not sure.”


Clerk of the Course Nick Cheyne said after racing that he will be put five millimetres of water on the whole track in order to maintain the going as good to firm.

Penalty values: 1st: £8,092.50; 2nd: £2,490; 3rd: £1,245; 4th: £622.50

1 KHULOOD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 2-8-11 Richard Hills [6] 5-1
2 ILLUSTRIA (Sheikh Mohammed) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori [5] 11-8fav
3 HOLD TO RANSOM (Khalid Buhaleeba) Ed Dunlop 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer [4] 4-1
4 ITEMISE (Jumeirah Racing) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 Keith Dalgleish [1]
5 RONDINAY (Cathal Ryan) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Pat Eddery [7]
6 GOLDEN HEART (Chris Harper) David Elsworth 2-8-11 Dane O'Neill [3]
7 PRINCESS SPEEDFIT (John Guest) George Margarson 2-8-11 Philip Robinson [2]

7 ran Distances: 1/2, nk, 3/4, 1/2, sh, 3 1/2 Time: 1 minute 17.50 seconds Breeding: Storm Cat - Elle Seule (Exclusive Native) Breeder: Shadwell Farm llc Tote: Win: £4.30; Places: £2.50; £1.40 Exacta: £8.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to N J Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Vodafone Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Vodafone Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1973 Scottish Rifle), July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (2001 Right Wing), John Porter Stakes (2001 Lucido), Jockey Club Stakes (2001 Millenary), Sagaro Stakes (2002 Give Notice), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 Millenary), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak)
Wins in a season (1984-2001):89:62:106:61 :66:66:78:58:75:93:82:126:88:96:111:122:97:107
Horses in training (1985-2002):177:200:192:194 :169:148 :126:131:129:131:142:157:161:153 :183:187: 172:198:178 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex Other details: Champion trainer 1995 Wins this season: 43

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins: German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium); Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Flutter.com Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2001 Summoner), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak) Wins (1990-2001):56, 67,52,57,59,70,71,85,83,77,81,79 Wins this season (from March 21): 46

Class D, £18,000 added, for three-year-olds and upwards Rated 0-85, two miles, Penalties, after July 13, a winner 4lb. Wfa 3 from 4yo+ 17lb. Penalty values: 1st: £12,772.50; 2nd: £3,930; 3rd: £1,965; 4th: £982.50

1 THEWHIRLINGDERVISH (Ivan Straker) Tim Easterby 4-9-06 Richard Quinn[11] 12-1
2 MR ED (G Morris) Peter Bowen 4-8-11 Seb Sanders [7] 14-1
3 CALLISTO (Nevil Macready (Susan Abbott Racing)) John Dunlop 3-8-01 Jimmy Quinn [1] 12-1
4 ESTABLISHMENT (Mrs Charles Cyzer) Charles Cyzer 5-9-10 Frankie Dettori [9] 3-1fav
5 DOMENICO (Mary O’Connor) Paul Webber 4-9-08 Richard Hughes [3]
6 YERTLE (Gerald Cooper) James Toller 5-8-07 Simon Whitworth [5]
7 ALMAYDAN (George Brookes & Family) Richard Lee 4-9-12 Jamie Spencer [4]
8 DUBAI SEVEN STAR (Alison Farrant) Martin Pipe 4-9-03 Dane O'Neill [2]
9 PERESTROIKA (Stars & Stripes II) Ed Dunlop 4-9-10 Pat Eddery [10]
10 LAROUSSE (Alasdair Simpson) Stuart Williams 4-7-12 Martin Dwyer [13]
11 GRACILIS (Michael Watt) Alan Swinbank 5-10-00 Kieren Fallon [8]
12 ACCEPTING (Caroline Breay) John Mackie 5-8-09 Michael Fenton [12]

12 ran Non-runner: No. 8 Dr Cool (withdrawn not under orders) Distances: 3, 1, 3/4, 1 1/4, 1/2, 1 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, 19, 15, dist Time: 3 minutes 32.10 seconds Breeding: Definite Article - Nomadic Dancer (Nabeel Dancer) Breeder: Yeomanstown Stud Tote: Win: £11.30; Places: £2.90; £3.20; £4.60 Exacta: £252.70

Winning trainer:- Name: Easterby, Tim
Date of first licence: 1995. Previously assistant to father Peter Easterby Trains at Habton Grange, Malton, North Yorkshire Major wins: Windsor Castle Stakes (1998 Flanders), Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes (1998 Flanders), Tote Festival Handicap (1997 Jo Mell), Duke Of York Stakes (1998 Bollin Joanne), Lowther Stakes (1999 Jemima), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Hilary Needler Trophy (1998 Flanders; 2001 Good Girl; 2002 On The Brink) Wins (1996-2001): 29: 34: 54: 62: 58: 73 Horses in training (1996-2002): 60: 68: 101: 85: 109: 138: 125 Wins this season: 53

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard. Born: Stirling, Scotland, 2/12/61 Apprenticeship: With Paul Cole, First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Classic wins: (3) Rothmans Royals St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Fillies Mile’ (1991 Culture Vulture), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Lupe Stakes (2000 Love Divine), Fred Darling Stakes (2001 Rolly Polly) , Cherry Hinton Stakes (2000 Dora Carrington, 2002 Spinola)):62,47,69,55,46,63,90,99,117,123,115,111,149,74,108,151,140,116 Wins This Season: 23 Wins this season (from March 21): 62

Class C, Showcase Handicap, £20,000 added, for three-year-olds and upwards Rated 0-95, six furlongs, Minimum weight 8st 7lb, 3yo 8st 2lb, Penalties, after July 13, a winner 3lb. Wfa 3 from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty values: 1st: £12,220.60; 2nd: £4,635.40; 3rd: £2,317.70; 4th: £1,053.50; 5th: £526.75; 6th: £316.05

1 BUDELLI (Mrs C Roper) Mike Channon 5-8-06 Dean Corby (5) [10] 7-1
2 FOREVER TIMES (Times Of Wigan) Tim Easterby 4-8-11 Richard Quinn [8] 6-1
3 ARMAGNAC (Chris Buckley) Mark Buckley 4-9-01 Richard Hughes [5] 9-1
4 INJAAZ (Kuwait Racing Syndicate II) John Dunlop 4-8-11 David Kinsella (3) [4]
5 MR MAHOOSE (Wentworth Racing (Pty) Ltd) William Haggas 4-9-06 Frankie Dettori [3] 9-4fav
6 DANI RIDGE (Mrs Chris Harrington) Eric Alston 4-9-00 Kieren Fallon [2]
7 AWAKE (Lucayan Stud & David Nicholls) David Nicholls 5-9-02 Adrian Nicholls [9]
8 AL MAALI (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Alec Stewart 3-9-01 Richard Hills [6]
9 PEDRO JACK (Michael Peart) B Meehan 5-8-07 Pat Eddery [1]

9 ran Non-runner: No. 1 Ceepio (ground) Distances: 1/2, 1/2, hd, 3, 2 1/2, nk, 1 1/4, nk Time:1 minute 15.11 seconds Breeding: Elbio - Eves Temptation (Glenstal) Breeder: Mrs C Roper Tote: Win: £8.20; Places: £2.20; £1.90; £2.90 Exacta: £35.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger
Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown Wins in a season (1990-2001):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71:72:90:67 Number of horses in training (1990-2002):20:35:45 :44:64:86:91:84:106:124:135:159:177 Major wins include: King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg) Wins this season: 68

Winning jockey:-Name: Dean Corby Age: 18 Wins in 2000-2001: 1; 1 First Winner: Knobbleeneeze (Trade Shows At Lingfield Park Selling Stakes, Lingfield Park, December 6, 2000) Big Race Wins: Rosebery Handicap (2002 Imperial Dancer), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup Trial (2002 Budelli) Wins this season (from March 21): 20


Class A, Listed, total prize fund £30,000, for three-year-old and upwards fillies and mares only which are EBF eligible and which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race after September 1, 2001, one mile, Weights: 3yo 8st 5lb; 4yo+ 8st 13lb, Penalties, after September 1, 2001, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group 3 race 6lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties), Wfa 3 from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty values: 1st: £17,400; 2nd: £6,600; 3rd: £3,300; 4th: £1,500; 5th: £750; 6th: £450

1 FRAULEIN (Cliveden Stud) Ed Dunlop 3-8-06 (inc1lbow) Frankie Dettori [3] 2-1fav
2 COZY MARIA (Mrs Anthony Oppenheimer) John Gosden 3-8-06 (inc1lbow) Jimmy Fortune [2] 9-2
3 PREMIER PRIZE (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 5-8-13 Richard Hughes [6]
4 LADY LINDSAY (Graham Robinson) Rae Guest 3-8-05 Seb Sanders [5]
5 MYTHIC (Catherine Wills) James Fanshawe 3-8-06 (inc1lbow) Jamie Spencer [4]
6 ELA APHRODITE (Andreas Michael) Paul D'Arcy 4-8-13 John Egan [1]

6 ran Distances: 3/4, hd, nk, nk, 16 Time: 1 minute 43.00 seconds Breeding: Acatenango - Francfurter (Legend Of France) Breeder: Cliveden Stud Ltd Tote: Win: £2.50; Places: £1.60; £2.20 Exacta: £13.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68.Date of first licence:October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) Wins in a season (1994 (Part season only)-2001:1:17:22:27:35:67:53:74 Horses in training (1995-2002):69:63:84:108:105:131:128:154 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Beeswing Stakes (1996 Iktamal), Ladbroke Bunbury Cup (1995 Cadeaux Tryst), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani) Wins this season: 12

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, ItalyFirst winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Classic wins; (9) Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); Rothmans Royals St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Ascot Gold Cup (1992, 1993 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami),Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr); Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel); Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir, 2001 Noverre), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Irish Ch ampion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light); Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara); Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Predominate Stakes (2000 Roscius), Duke of York Stakes (2000 Lend A Hand), Yorkshire Cup (2000 Kayf Tara), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Royal Lodge Stakes (2000 Atlantis Prince), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Sagaro Stakes (2002 Give Notice), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Wins in a season (1987-2001): 8,22,75, 141,94,101,149,233*,217*,123,176,132,132,47,94 *Champion jockey Wins This Season (from March 21): 36

Class D, £10,000 added, for two-year-olds which are EBF eligible, seven furlongs, Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty values: 1st: £6,890; 2nd: £2,120; 3rd: £1,060; 4th: £530

1 GARROS (Abdullah Saeed Belhab) Mark Johnston 2-9-00 Keith Dalgleish [6] 9-1
2 AMANDUS (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori [1] 11-10fav
3 SWEET RETURN (C Tateson) Ian Wood 2-8-09 Ryan Moore (5) [5]
4 MAC (Sarah Lady Allendale) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-00 Martin Dwyer [3]
5 PRINCE TUM TUM (Robin Scully) John Dunlop 2-9-00 Pat Eddery [7]
5 QUINTOTO (Magnificent Seven) Terry Mills 2-9-00 Richard Quinn [4]
6 COURT MASTERPIECE (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [2]
7 SOVEREIGN DREAMER (Ben Arbib) Paul Cole 2-9-00 Kieren Fallon [8]

8 ran Distances: 1, 5, 3/4, nk, 1 1/2, 3 1/2 Time: 1 minute 30.32 seconds Breeding: Grand Slam - Affirmatively (Affirmed) Breeder: Mr & Mrs Louis Wolfson and Mrs Ethel Jacobs Tote: Win: £9.00; Places: £3.30; £1.60 Exacta: £18.30

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, 2001 Royal Rebel), 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), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon) Wins in a season (1987-2001): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116 Number of horses in training (1987-2002): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins this season: 82

Winning jockey:-Name: Dalgleish, Keith William Born: March 22, 1983 in border town of Coldstream Apprenticed: to Mark Johnston First Winner: Shontaine (Apprentice handicap, Southwell, January 10, 2000) Wins in 2001: 45; 65 (3rd in apprentice championship)Background: Nicknamed ‘Kenny’ after Celtic and Scottish International footballer Kenny Dalglish (no relation - note spelling!) Grew up in Hawick. His father John provided 30 pony racing rides for the youngest of three children, including Debbie (26) and Kevin (24). Spent two weeks one summer holiday riding out for Alec Stewart in Newmarket before doing the same for Johnston the following two years. First grabbed the headlines when riding a 219-1 treble at Musselburgh on the eve of Royal Ascot in 2000 Wins this season (from March 21): 36

Class C, £12,000 added, for three-year-olds Rated 0-90, one mile and two furlongs, Minimum weight 7st 12lb, Penalties, after July 13, a winner 5lb. Penalty values: 1st: £8,502; 2nd: £2,616; 3rd: £1,308; 4th: £654

1 SILENCE IS GOLDEN (Miss J Semple) Brian Meehan 3-9-01 Kieren Fallon [4] 6-1
2 TERTULLIAN (Louis Stalder) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [2] 7-2
3 COMMANDING (Cheveley Park Stud) Amanda Perrett 3-9-07 Richard Quinn [5] 2-1fav
4 SILVER CHARTER (Argent Racing) Toby Balding 3-8-12 Steve Carson [3]
5 CLIPPERTON (Anthony & Valerie Hogarth) Ian Balding 3-8-13 Martin Dwyer [1]

5 ran Distances: 2, 4, 5, 10 Time: 2 minutes 8.63 seconds Breeding: Danehill Dancer - Silent Girl Breeder: Mrs M Dawson Tote: Win: £5.10; Places: £1.70; £2.20 Exacta: £35.80

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 (1988-2001): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166* *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, 2002 Boreal), Jockey Club Stakes (2000 Blueprint), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2002 King Of Happiness) Wins This Season: 25

Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph
Date of birth:16/6/67; Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Other occupation: Thoroughbred breeding;20 months with the Irish National Stud: Wins in a season (1992-2001): 0:14:29:47:43:57:53:58:42:71 Horses in training (1993-2002):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118 Major wins include: Horris Hill Stakes (1995 Tumbleweed Ridge), Schweppes Golden Mile Handicap (1995 Khayrapour), Bunbury Cup (1997 Tumbleweed Ridge), Cork & Orrey Stakes (1998 Tomba), Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be) Trains at Tumbleweed Cottage, Upper Lambourn, Berks Wins This Season(from March 21): 88


Grandera, currently leading the 2002 World Series Racing Championship, is the likely favourite for Saturday's fourth leg of the Series - the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot Racecourse.

Trained by reigning World Series Champion trainer Saeed bin Suroor, the son of Grand Lodge won the third leg of the World Series - the Singapore Airlines International Cup in impressive style. There he added 12 World Series points to the two that he had already gained when finishing fifth in the second leg - the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hong Kong.

The four-year-old was victorious on his most recent outing when winning the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot in June over a mile and a quarter, and is stepping up to a mile and a half for Saturday's Group One turf race.

Godolphin have also declared their Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sakhee, though his participation remains doubtful unless there is overnight rain at the Berkshire racecourse.

After walking the racecourse on Wednesday, Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said: "We walked the track and the going is good to firm - fast summer ground. We are really hoping for some rain now for Sakhee to take his chance.

"He needs good ground and it may not be the right thing to do to risk him on fast going with big international events coming up in the second half of the season.

"What we are reluctant to do is risk him now on ground which is unfavourable to him and jeopardise his chances later in the year because of that."

The team have also left in Narrative as a pacemaker. As for jockey bookings it looks likely that if Sakhee were to bypass the race then Frankie Dettori would be aboard Grandera with Jamie Spencer coming in for the ride on Narrative.

Trainer Marcus Tregoning will run his Dubai Champion Stakes winner Nayef with Richard Hills in the saddle, the son of Gulch won his seasonal debut when landing the Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad Al Sheba in March. Nayef finished fourth behind Grandera at Royal Ascot but this was definitely not his true form. Willie Supple will be aboard Sir Effendi who will be running as a pacemaker.

The Peter Schiergen-trained German runner Boreal heads the foreign challenge, and could be there in the shake-up following his win in the Group One Coronation Cup at Epsom in June. The 2001 German Derby winner will have the services of French jockey Olivier Peslier on Saturday.

The 2001 Prix de Diane winner, Aquarelliste, will represent France. The daughter of Danehill is trained by Elie Lellouche and will be the mount of Dominique Boeuf. Aquarelliste has already notched up a Group One this season when winning the Prix Ganay at Longchamp in April.

The 2001 English Guineas winner Golan, whose owner Lord Weinstock sadly died earlier this week, will represent Sir Michael Stoute, who last won this race in 1993 with Opera House.

Millenary, the 2000 St Leger winner, returned to form recently when winning the Princess Of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket has been given the go ahead by trainer John Dunlop to run on Saturday and will have the services of Pat Eddery.

The final two runners are the Henry Cecil-trained High Pitched who was fourth in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot behind another of Saturday's challengers the Mark Johnston-trained Zindabad, already a course and distance winner.


OFF TIME: 14.50 (GMT) 15.50 (Local)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Gr.1) 3yo+ 2,400m

F-31 BOREAL (GER) (Gestut Ammerland)
Peter Schiergen (GER) 4 9-7 O Peslier (11)
146- GOLAN (IRE) (Exors of the Late Lord Weinstock)
Sir Michael Stoute (GB) 4 9-7 K Fallon (8)
2511 GRANDERA (IRE) (Godolphin)
Saeed bin Suroor (GB) 4 9-7 L Dettori (4)
-714 HIGH PITCHED (GB) (L Marinopoulos)
Henry Cecil (GB) 4 9-7 T Quinn (3)
-231 MILLENARY (GB) (L Neil Jones)
John Dunlop (GB) 5 9-7 Pat Eddery (5)
1912 NARRATIVE (IRE) (Godolphin)
Saeed bin Suroor (GB) 4 9-7 J P Spencer (6)
-134 NAYEF (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum)
Marcus Tregoning (GB) 4 9-7 R Hills (2)
2-13 SAKHEE (USA) (Godolphin)
Saeed bin Suroor (GB) 5 9-7 Unlikely (9)
3174 SIR EFFENDI (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum)
Marcus Tregoning (GB) 6 9-7 W Supple (12)
-322 STORMING HOME (GB) (Maktoum Al Maktoum)
Barry Hills (GB) 4 9-7 M Hills (7)
4131 ZINDABAD (FR) (Abdulla Buhaleeba)
Mark Johnston (GB) 6 9-7 K Darley (1)
2-13 AQUARELLISTE (FR) (Ecuire Wildenstein)
Elie Lellouche (FR) 4 9-4 D Boeuf (10)

NOTE: The jockey bookings for Sakhee, Grandera and Narrative are not yet confirmed as Sakhee will only run if there is overnight rain.

After Round Three - Singapore Airlines International Cup


Grandera (IRE) 14
Street Cry (IRE) 12
Eishin Preston (USA) 12
Indigenous (IRE) 8
Agnes Digital (USA) 7
Sei Mi (ARG) 6
Paolini (GER) 6
Sakhee (USA) 4


Lanfranco Dettori 18
Jerry Bailey 12
Yuichi Fukunaga 12
Hirofumi Shii 7
Jose Valez 6
Andreas Suborics 6
Felix Coetzee 4
Olivier Doleuze 4

Saeed bin Suroor 30
Shuji Kitahashi 12
Ivan Allan 12
Jerry Barton 9
Toshiaki Shirai 7
Andreas Wohler 6
Bede Murray 3
John Sadler 2
Michael Jarvis 2


Godolphin 26
Toyomitsu Hirai 12
Prince Sultan
Saud Al Kabeer 9
Mr & Mrs Pang Yuen Hing 8
Takao Watanabe 7
Mrs Carde Ostermann-
Ritcher 6
Hamdan Al Maktoum 4


23 March - Dubai World Cup - STREET CRY
21 April - Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup - EISHIN PRESTON
11 May - Singapore Airlines International Cup - GRANDERA
27 July - King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes,
Sponsored by The De Beers Group - Ascot, England
17 August - Arlington Million - Chicago, USA
1 September - Grosser Preis von Baden - Baden Baden, Germany
7 September - Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes - Ireland
29 September - Canadian International - Toronto, Canada
6 October - Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere - Longchamp, France
26 October - The Carlton Draught Cox Plate - Moonee Valley, Australia
26 October - Breeders' Cup Turf - Chicago, USA
26 October - Breeders' Cup Classic - Chicago, USA
24 November - Japan Cup - Nakayama, Tokyo
15 December - Hong Kong Cup - Sha Tin, Hong Kong


French trainer Yves de Nicolay plans to run Porlezza in the Group Three King George 200th Anniversary Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday, August 1.

The three-year-old Sicyos filly was successful in the Listed Prix de la Vallee d'Auge at Deauville last season and she won the five-furlong Group Two Prix du Gros-Chene at Chantilly on June 2, when proving a neck too strong for Maybe Forever.

De Nicolay, whose stable is located at Benerville in Normandy, said today: "Porlezza is the best three-year-old sprinter in France. If she runs well at Goodwood, her program will take in the Group One Victor Chandler Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Thursday, August 22."

The five-furlong King George 200th Anniversary Stakes, since 1946, has yet to fall to a French raider.

Marcus Tregoning likes to have runners at Goodwood and he is looking to add to his two successes at the Glorious Goodwood meeting which starts on Tuesday, July 30, and runs through to Saturday, August 3.

The Lambourn-based trainer revealed today that Izdiham and Bustan have both been entered for the Group Three Peugeot Gordon Stakes on Tuesday.

Two-year-old Fatik will contest the Group Two Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes, which has attracted 16 entries, on the same day.

Tregoning could also be represented by one or two others in maidens during the five-day meeting.

Izdiham has been successful on two of his four starts this season including the Listed Pentax Perfect Image' Stakes at Sandown earlier this month, while Bustan is also a Listed scorer, having taken the Davis Group Fairway Stakes at Newmarket on June 1, and ran well in the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes at Ascot.

Tregoning said: "Izdiham is a very nice horse and so is Bustan - you would have thought that they've both got good chances."

Tregoning's representative in the Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes, Fatik, had an encouraging introduction at Newmarket's July Meeting when third in the novices' event won by Greek Revival.

The trainer explained: "Fatik is quite a nice horse by Gone West and I was definitely very happy with him on his debut.

"He probably wasn't suited by the softish ground that day and I would have thought that it's a case of the faster the better for him."


BHB charity Rehabilitation of Racehorses (RoR) will enjoy a £50,000 donation in 2002/03 from the Levy Board following a decision on 24 July to renew support for a third year running.

The funds will help RoR achieve its income target this year, which will benefit the three specialist rehabilitation centres that RoR supports – Greatwood Caring for Retired Racehorses, Moorcroft Racing Welfare Centre and the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre. It will also help RoR realise its future plans.

Levy Board Chairman, Robert Hughes, said, “RoR have consolidated their position in the past year, producing a sound business plan for the future. The Levy Board welcomes the progress made since their inception in 2000 and the initiatives now in hand to really take this aspect of racehorse welfare forward. We are pleased to support, through RoR, the excellent work done by the three specialist rehabilitation centres, and pleased to know that the racing and bookmaking industries continue to give full backing to this admirable activity.”

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