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Friday, July 11. 2008


RITZ CLUB JULY FESTIVAL 2008
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
DARLEY JULY CUP DAY, FRIDAY, JULY 11


WALLIS & PROSSER REFLECT ON 2008 RITZ CLUB JULY FESTIVAL




Newmarket Racecourses managing director Stephen Wallis reported a downturn in attendance on Darley July Cup day.


But Wallis drew a major positive from the high-class racing on show throughout the Ritz Club July Festival.


He said: “Today’s crowd is about 9,500 which is down 10 per cent on last year’s for the same day.


“Overall, we have had three wonderful day’s racing and some magic moments - not least Davy Bonilla’s incredible ride on Marchand D’Or in the Darley July Cup.”

Newmarket’s Director of Racing Michael Prosser also reflected on the superb action on the track.


He said: “We were fortunate on two accounts this afternoon. Firstly, we witnessed a magnificent driving finish to the Darley July Cup and saw a worthy winner in Marchand D’Or.


“Secondly, we were lucky that monsoon-like conditions only descended after the prestigious Global Sprint Challenge race.


“The training performance of the meeting has to go to Tom Dascombe, who saddled the winner of two of the three Group races for two-year-olds.”



Race 1 - Unicorn Asset Management Handicap - Winning Quotes

FAVOURITE BACKERS OFF TO A FLYER WITH DUNTULM

Favourite backers enjoyed the perfect start to Darley July Cup day when 7/1 market leader Duntulm landed the opening mile-long Unicorn Asset Management Handicap under Dane O’Neill for trainer Henry Candy.


The Sakhee colt battled on well to hold off the challenge of Ellemuji close home and score by a short head.


Wantage-based Candy said: “He needed a long time off after he ran at Haydock last time (May 24) as he got jarred up on the fast ground there. We shouldn’t have run him that day as he just couldn’t let himself down on the ground.


“He loved the ground out there today and should come on a bit as I haven’t really had enough time to get him fully fit. This horse is very talented but strange. He always loses the plot when the jockey gets on but thankfully everything worked out today.


“There are no plans for him at the moment. He wouldn’t get an inch beyond a mile and he could even go back in trip. I purposely didn’t put him in at Goodwood. The ground is usually fast there and I don’t think going up and down the hills and round the bend would suit him.”

The winning jockey added: “I always thought I was going to get Ellemujie but he took a fair bit of pegging back. I thought just on the line that we just had our head down and it helped.


"We had a really good position through the race. I followed Michael Hills and he gave me a great lead and then I suppose with about a furlong and a half left to run I edged across because I could see Richard Kingscote was going very well and he was the horse that was going to lead me inside the last furlong.


"He's by no means one of the favoured rides in the yard but he's a very talented horse and when you get him down there and he leaves the gate on time he's a good horse.


"The ground felt fairly quick enough on this side. I would say its good ground or on the fast side of good depending on what you want really.”


O’NEILL SUSPENDED

Jockey Dane O’Neill picked up a one-day ban (Thursday, July 31) following his winning ride on Duntulm in the opening Unicorn Asset Management Handicap.


The stewards held that O’Neill had used his whip incorrectly by using it down the colt’s shoulder in a forehand position.



JOCKEYS REPORT ON THE GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE

Dane O’Neill rider of the winner, 7/1 favourite Duntulm, said that the going was “Good.”
Richard Kingscote, rider of second placed Ellemujie, said the ground was “Good to firm.”

Paul Hannagan said the going was “On the fast side of good.”

Jamie Spencer, Jockey of Slugger O’Toole, said “Beautiful good to firm ground.”

Frankie Dettori said the going was “Good to firm.”

Richard Hills, rider of Mukhber, said the going was “Good, absolutely perfect.”

Kerrin McEvoy said the going was “Good.”

Seb Sanders, rider of Al Muheer, said the going was “Good.”


Race one - Unicorn Asset Management Handicap - placed quotes

ELLEMUJIE WILL BE BACK

Connections of short-head runner-up Ellemujie were delighted with the performance of their Mujahid gelding in the opening Unicorn Asset Management Handicap on the final day of the Ritz Club July Festival.


The Dean Ivory-trained three-year-old looked assured of victory inside the final furlong but was caught close home by Dane O’Neill on Duntulm, the pair finishing two and three quarter lengths clear of the field.


“Ellemujie has run a lovely race. He’s a very honest, genuine horse and he was just a little bit unlucky - about 100 yards out he sort of half stumbled, which might have cost him the race but it’s incredible,” explained Ivory.


“Richard (Kingscote) was over the moon. He said that he was a very uncomplicated horse and said to drop him back to a straight mile. Windsor (third there last time) is funny for him anyway but he’s run here before and he loves this sort of track. It’s a bit undulated but so are my gallops at home.


“He’s a small horse and is very well balanced. Richard has given him a lovely ride so it’s fantastic.


“Hopefully we’ll come back here in two weeks time - that’s the plan anyway. We know there’s a big race in him and we almost had it here today. We’ll keep trying.”


Race two - Weatherbys Superlative Stakes (Group Two) - winning quotes

TWO DAYS RUNNING

Just 24 hours after enjoying their first Group victory with Classic Blade in the Group Two TNT July Stakes, trainer Tom Dascombe and jockey Richard Kingscote landed the Group Two Weatherbys Superlative Stakes with 8/1 chance Firth Of Fifth.


Under an enterprising ride from Kingscote, the son of Traditionally led from the stalls over the seven furlongs and kicked on again when the field lay down their challenge approaching the final furlong to score by a length and a quarter.


“It just goes to show that sometimes it’s worth running them. There will be some party in Lambourn tonight - it’s amazing,” said Dascombe.


“I don’t know what to say! He’s tough. He’s small and just amazing. I don’t think we have had a winner in a photograph this year and it was good timing from Richard. It’s quite simple because I just say to Richard ride them and he does.


“We’ve got great support - my dad, my mum, my whole family and everybody - it’s amazing and it makes my job so much easier. We do some things differently from other trainers. We don’t feed our horses hay, we feed them chaff. You spent a lot of money on these horses and then you give them hay that’s got dust all over it so we give them cooked chaff instead.”

“Absolutely - it was the plan to go flat out. I was more confident yesterday because I thought it was an easier race but I thought this would be a tough race. On form, we couldn’t beat the Bryan Smart horse (Prime Spirit) on a line through Wildcat Wizard but he’s just kept improving this lad.


“He’s just tough and he loves it. You can’t buy that, you can’t see it. Some horses are tough and some aren’t but these two horses are.


“We haven’t even thought about where he’ll go next. He wants seven furlongs and there aren’t seven furlong races at the beginning of the season. I think if they are ready to run, run them. It’s done him good because it’s taught him a lot and he’s tough. I don’t do an awful lot with them at home - just run them, they’re racehorses.


“He was one of the 19 I bought I spec. He cost £5,000 at Tattersalls October Sales Part 2. He had a huge hock on him this horse - I mean massive, the size of a football. Peter Kavanagh, who consigned him, told me that he done it on the way over. There was no interest in him and he said to have a go. He done it in the horsebox apparently. My vet Caroline did a fantastic job on it and it came good.”

The winning rider added: “It's incredible! It's brilliant! They all come at once! He will probably go further. He’s still learning. With a trip and the winter on his back, he can improve. He’s the sort of horse that the winter would do him good and he’ll bulk up a little bit. It’s up to Tom where he goes next. He done everything right today and he’s just very straightforward; same as the lad yesterday.


“Tom’s been great - he lets me ride anything that I can ride. It’s my first year out of my claim and I’ve now had two Group winners, a Listed winner and a ride in the Guineas, so it’s been brilliant. There’s no connection, I was just lucky enough to get on a couple and the second one I rode for him won. It kept going from there, we get on and we’ve had plenty of winners.


“I just missed out in the first race - it would have been brilliant if he had got up. But he ran his heart out and I can’t quibble with that.”


Race 2 - Weatherbys Superlative Stakes - Placed Quotes

WEALD COULD BE GOODWOOD BOUND

Weald Park, the length and a quarter runner-up behind Firth Of Fifth in the Group Two Weatherbys Superlative Stakes, could now be heading to Glorious Goodwood.


Trainer Richard Hannon said: “Richard (Hughes, jockey) said that he thought the winner was going to come back to the field, but he didn’t.


“Weald Park is a nice horse. I said in the paper today that whatever beats him will win and so it has proved.


“I think we will now look at taking him to Goodwood for the Vintage Stakes.”

The Group Two Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes takes place over seven furlongs on the second day of Glorious Goodwood, Wednesday, July 30.


UTMOST RESPECT OUT OF
DARLEY JULY CUP

Utmost Respect is now a non-runner in the Darley July Cup (3.10pm).


Race 3 - Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup - Winning Quotes

LITTLE WHITE LIE TAKES THE BUNBURY

Little White Lie landed the feature handicap on the final day of the 2008 Ritz Club July Festival, the £100,000 Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup.


Under a superbly-timed challenge from Darryll Holland, the four-year-old got up to defeat Lovelace by a head.


Successful trainer John Jenkins said: “The ground was too firm at Royal Ascot so that is why I had to pull him out of the Royal Hunt Cup.


“I was a bit worried today with the drying ground and we did think about pulling him out today.


“We bought him privately after he ran disappointingly in the Lincoln. I was interested in him just because I thought he was a good horse for sale.


“He won over a mile at Epsom and over seven furlongs today, so he is pretty versatile. He could even go over further as he is so relaxed and maybe something like the Cambridgeshire could be suitable.”

The Orpen gelding is owned by “The Three Honest Men” syndicate, which includes former footballer turned football agent Barry Silkman.


Silkman, who enjoyed his best spells with Manchester City, QPR and Crystal Palace, said: “I have known John Jenkins over 30 years and have had a few horses in the past.


“John told me that this horse was for sale and I thought he would be too expensive, but I knew his previous owner and we got the price down to £50,000. Sir Alex Ferguson actually offered me an extra £5,000 after I had bought him but I didn’t want to sell him!

“John told me nothing could work with this horse at home and it is just brilliant.


“I thought the ground would be too fast for him today and if it had been down to me, he might not have run. But all credit to John for running the horse and everything has worked out.


“It was John’s wife who said that we should call the syndicate Three Honest Men as the horse is called Little White Lie!”

Winning jockey Darryll Holland added: "He's very brave. He's won at Epsom on heavy ground and I was very worried about the ground today but he has just got away with it.

"Michael Hills gave me a nice tow into the race and I just pressed the button and committed a long way out but he's won over further. He's very brave and game.

"I was always going to hang right and it was just a question of whether the line was going to come soon enough and luckily it did."



Race three - Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup - placed quotes

JOHNSTON CRITICAL OF STALLS RULE

Trainer Mark Johnston was critical of the Rules after his Lovelace got beaten in the £100,000 Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup over seven furlongs on the final day of the Ritz Club July Festival.


Under Ryan Moore, the four-year-old was loaded into the stalls first because he has to wear a blindfold but he became impatient in the stalls and completely missed the break. According to the handler, Lovelace will load perfectly well, but becomes agitated in the stalls and tries to get under the gate.


“He’s run fantastically well. He has this stalls, problem, it only started happening this year, that he’s started trying to go under the gate. They’ve got these crazy Rules now whereby although the horse loads very easily, if you want a blindfold you have to go in first but it’s absolute madness because a horse like that wants to go in last,” explained Johnston.


“So he’s trying to get under, trying to get under. There’s a man holding him and he’s missed the break. Ryan (Moore) has done the right thing giving him time to wind his way into it but God knows how much ground he’s made up, 20 lengths or more.


“We’ll probably step him back up to Pattern company so he’ll be running in smaller fields and he won’t be in the stalls for so long and so on.”


Meanwhile, Frankie Dettori said that three-time Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup winner Mine was feeling his age on his final run and the rider eased him when his chance was gone. They finished second last.


“We were out the back and I went to bridge the gap with him but his legs aren’t what they used to be. I gave him a slap and then a pat. He’s now off to a happy retirement,” said Dettori.

Race four - Darley July Cup (Group One) - winning quotes

BONILLA ARRIVES LATE FOR CUP GLORY

Jockey Davy Bonilla produced 5/2 favourite Marchand d’Or with a perfectly timed challenge to land the feature race of the Ritz Club July Festival, the Group One Darley July Cup.


For winning trainer Freddie Head it was a unique double, having won the race as a jockey in 1996 on Anabaa and then saddling the grey son of Marchand de Sable to success in the £400,000 contest.


Towards the rear of the 13 runners in the six-furlong contest, Bonilla left his challenge as late as possible and only just got his head in front at the line to deny US Ranger and longtime leader War Artist by a head and half a length.


“I’m delighted! For me it’s a great thrill having won it as a jockey and now as a trainer. You can’t ask for more and I love the horse. He’s not the best ride you can find and he’s a bit difficult to ride but Davy gave him a good ride. He waited and the horse has got a tremendous turn of foot. I thought we were fourth so when I heard the result I was quite happy!” said a delighted Head.


“I wanted him to wait because at Ascot he came out too quick and was very keen all the way. He got into a bit of trouble and he doesn’t like that. He likes to be on his own, that’s how he won at Chantilly and all the big races he’s won, he’s won them that way.


“We had to wait with him. He didn’t have the best of draws but finally he got there - it was quite frightening. I thought he didn’t have enough time to come and win but he’s good, he’s good!

“It is definitely revenge for Ascot. I knew at Ascot something happened - he didn’t run his race, he wasn’t even blowing after the race. I don’t know what happened but he’s a super horse, no doubt.


“At the moment we’re going to go for Deauville and run in the race he’s won twice, the Prix Maurice de Gheest, and then maybe come back to Haydock and have our revenge!

“The ground was perfect for him today. As long as it’s not too firm it’s okay. He doesn’t need soft ground but he’s won over seven furlongs, five furlongs and any going, he’s a very versatile horse.


“I had a lot of problems through last year and that’s why I think he’s a much better horse this year. With age, I think he’s even faster than he was at three.”

Bonilla added: “He’s a great horse but of course he’s not easy to ride because he needs to be relaxed and he cannot stay behind a long time, but today was okay.


“I thought we had won. The more pace and the quicker the race, the better for him and he was probably better this time.


“The pace was quite fast and I didn’t want to get into a battle with the jockey who was in front of me. I took him back because I didn’t want to fight like I did last time at Ascot and he was much more relaxed this time. I rode him the way I wanted to ride him.”


Race 4 - Darley July Cup - Placed Quotes

RANGER AND ASTRONOMER PLEASE O’BRIEN
SO CLOSE AGAIN FOR ARTIST
SANDERS, DETTORI REACTION

Champion trainer Aidan O’Brien was very satisfied with the performances of US Ranger and Astronomer Royal, second and fourth respectively in the highlight of the Ritz Club July Festival, the £400,000 Darley July Cup.


Of the head runner-up US Ranger, O’Brien said: “He ran a good race and is really coming forward now.


“I don’t know where he would go next. He is in all the big sprints and we will take a look.


“The horse is starting to learn about sprinting.”

Of Astronomer Royal, the Ballydoyle handler opined: “He is another horse who is starting to get it together over sprint distances now.”

Johnny Murtagh, rider of US Ranger added: “He ran a great race but it was the last 50 yards that got me.”

Astronomer Royal’s jockey Ryan Moore commented: “He ran a great race.”

War Artist ran a brave race to finish third, beaten a head and half a length and his trainer James Eustace was pleased if slightly frustrated.


The Newmarket handler said: “He ran a great race.


“He deserves to win a big race, after his run at Royal Ascot and again today.


“Ascot was great but watching him out there today was pretty tough.


“I think that today he showed real speed. Kerrin (McEvoy) said he settled well and was cantering at one stage. It’s just that obviously in a race like this you are up against Group One horses.


“I have put him in the Nunthorpe over five furlongs at York and that is a possibility as he certainly isn’t getting slower.


“The other option is to go abroad for one of the Global Sprint Challenge races later in the year. If we decided to go down that route he would need to take a break now. We just need to sit down and make a plan.


“The horse is very consistent and I am lucky to have him.”

Seb Sanders, the jockey on fifth-placed Kingsgate Native, said: “He’s run somewhere near his Ascot form but when I asked the question he just didn’t pick up.”

Frankie Dettori, who partnered sixth-placed Diabolical, opined: “That was good. It was a big improvement on his last run. I just had to check and it has cost me a place.”


HILLS RECEIVES TWO-DAY BAN

Michael Hills received a two-day ban for careless riding following a stewards’ inquiry into two possible incidents of interference by Hills on Prime Defender in the final furlong of the feature race, the Group One Darley July Cup.


Firstly, he was found to have cause interference to the Tom Queally-ridden Off The Record and was cautioned, while he is suspended on Friday, July 25 and Sunday, July 27 for careless riding resulting in interference to Frankie Dettori’s mount Diabolical.




Race 5 - GCE Hires Winners EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes - Winning Quotes

PLEASING DEBUT FROM FANTASIA

Fantasia made a pleasing debut to land the GCE Hires Winners Maiden Fillies’ Stakes, recording a three and a quarter length success in the GCE Hires Winner EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes for trainer Luca Cumani and jockey Dane O’Neill, who was recording a 63/1 double after his success on Duntulm in the opener.


The two-year-old Sadler’s Wells filly, who runs in the colours of Cumani’s own Fittocks Stud, picked up well in the final furlong and won going away to record a 7/1 win.


Cumani said: “She did it well.


“She has run all the way to the line and that was a very promising performance.


“With her pedigree (by Sadler’s Wells out of a Darshaan mare) she has done well to win over six furlongs in July.


“We will see how she comes out of today before making any future plans.”


GOING CHANGED TO GOOD TO SOFT


Following a heavy downpour of rain as runners made their way to the start for the fifth race, the official going was changed from good to good to soft on The July Course prior to the start of the sixth race.



Race six - Aristocracy Racing Club Nursery Handicap - winning quotes

HUGHES MEASURES IT TO PERFECTION

Measurement, who started the 7/4 favourite for the penultimate race of the Ritz Club July Festival, the Aristocracy Racing Club Nursery Handicap, made hard work of his half-length success under Richard Hughes, coming from off the pace to gain the advantage in the closing stages.


“He was good. Richard (Hughes) said that he didn’t really like the ground and that he never really on the bridle. He’ll be a better horse on good to firm but we’re very pleased with him,” said the winning owner, Barry Bull. “I’m not sure where he’ll from here - we’ll leave that up to Mr Hannon.”

“He ran very well. He struggled with the ground. I’d say he was a bigger price at halfway than what he was before the race. He was workmanlike but he won,” added the winning rider.



FURTHER GOING CHANGE

Following the running of the sixth race, the official going description on The July Course was changed from good to soft to soft.






SO FAR SO GOOD

The 2008 Ritz Club July Festival got off to a wet start on Wednesday, as the rain continued to fall on The July Course and the going was changed from good to good to soft and then soft in the afternoon.


However, Frankie Dettori’s spirits weren’t dampened as the ever popular Italian brought the Mark Johnston-trained Nahoodh home to land the feature Group One UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes.


Dropped out last of the 11 runners, she came with a blistering run to gain the advantage inside the final furlong and scored readily by a length and three quarters from the John Gosden-trained Infallible, with 3/1 favourite Heaven Sent a further three quarters of a length back in third.


A stewards’ inquiry into possible interference by the winner was promptly called, but the result remained unaltered, much to the delight of winning connections.


Dettori went on to complete an opening day 87/1 double when steering the Godolphin-owned Meydan City, an $11,700,000 Keeneland purchase in 2006, to victory in the penultimate Xplor Maiden Stakes.


The supporting race on the first day was the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton, in which jockey Eddie Creighton landed his first Group victory on the Mick Channon-trained Please Sing.


Held up towards the rear on the far side rail, Creighton switched the filly into the centre of the track over a furlong out to make his challenge and, once the gap opened, she quickened up to catch leader Art Princess in the shadows of the post to win by three quarters of a length.


There were more firsts on day two of the Ritz Club July Festival, when trainer Tom Dascombe and jockey Richard Kingscote teamed up for their first Group successes when winning the Group Two TNT July Stakes with Classic Blade on a sunny Lanson Ladies’ Day.


Kingscote made all on the son of Daggers Drawn and, despite running a bit green inside the final furlong, the two-year-old ran on well to hold off the persistent challenge of the short-head runner-up Sayif.


Jimmy Fortune stole the show in the mile and a half Group Two Princess of Wales’s WBX.COM Stakes when dominating proceedings from the front on St Leger winner Lucarno.


The rider soon had an advantage of six lengths over his five rivals and allowed the John Godsen-trained runner to edge across towards the far rail in the straight. With half a mile left to race, Fortune then allowed the field to close up to within a couple of lengths before kicking on again. Ryan Moore tried hard to close the gap on 2/1 favourite Papal Bull but failed by a length and a quarter at the line.


Trainer Andrew Balding enjoyed a 204/1 double courtesy of Donegal (16/1) in the opening Listed Bahrain Trophy and Jedediah (11/1) in the ladbrokes.com Heritage Handicap just over an hour later.


William Buick was in the saddle for the opening win, while 19-year-old 7lb claimer David Probert enjoyed his finest moment in the saddle when claiming the £100,000 contest.



MARKET MOVES

“The best backed horse of the day is without a doubt Marchand D’Or, the favourite for the Darley July Cup. He’s now 7/2. He’s proving very popular and has been closing in on Kingsgate Native all week long in the market,” said David Williams from Ladbrokes.


“Lovelace is being very well backed in the Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup but the 10/1 is still there. We try not to shorten them up until we absolutely have to. We’re running scared of Zaahid (5/1). Mastership is an interesting one - he’s been quite easy to back and we’ve pushed him out from 7/1 to 10/1 but Lovelace and Zaahid would be our biggest losers.”

Race 1: Unicorn Asset Management Handicap
Paddy Power
13/2 Duntulm (7)
7/1 Perks (8)

Stan James
13/2 Duntulm (7)
13/2 Perks (8)

Race 2: Weatherbys Superlative Stakes (Group Two)
Paddy Power
11/2 Weald Park (6)

Stan James
11/4 Grand Ducal (3)

Race 3: Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup
Paddy Power
10/1 Mastership (7)

Ladbrokes
10/1 Mastership (7)

Stan James
9/2 Zaahid (5)

Race 4: Darley July Cup (Group One)
Paddy Power
3/1 Marchand D’Or (7/2)

Race 5: GCE Hires Winners EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
Paddy Power
7/1 Give (8)

Stan James
7/1 Give (10)

Race 6: Aristocracy Racing Club Nursery Handicap
Paddy Power
6/4 Measurement (7/4)


BEST DOES NOT WANT SIR GERRY TO WIN

Kingsgate Native goes for today’s £400,000 Darley July Cup after success in the Golden Jubilee Stakes over War Artist and Sir Gerry at Royal Ascot at the same trip of six furlongs.

His trainer John Best is pleased that the going at Newmarket is now good (from good to soft) for his star sprinter.


Best commented: “The latest that I have heard is that the ground at Newmarket is currently good with a bit of rain forecast for this afternoon and I think that is really good news for us.

“I’m not sure that it would bother him too much if there was a little bit of rain but, more importantly, I think the more rain we have would help Marchand D’Or.


“We know that we go on good or good to firm ground whereas he’s probably better on softer ground.”

The Maidstone-based handler is mindful of all of Kingsgate Native’s 13 rivals in the Darly July Cup but would be particularly disappointed if the James Fanshawe-trained Sir Gerry can could turn around the Royal Ascot form.


Best added: “I think that in any Group One you cannot rule out almost any horse. War Artist has obviously got to be put into the picture and Sir Gerry came probably from a little too far back in the Golden Jubilee so you must give him a great chance.


“The worst thing will be if Sir Gerry beats us because I was the underbidder on him when he was sold at Keeneland for US$75,000 and I would have gone higher but I didn’t have anyone who had the money to pay at the time!

“It would be just amazing and that’s the sort of story that comes from racing. I would have bought Sir Gerry, I thought he was a really smashing little horse at the sales but he was just that little bit beyond me on that occasion.”



DASCOMBE HOPING FOR ANOTHER GROUP RACE WIN

Tom Dascombe trained his first Group winner yesterday when Classic Blade scored by a short-head in the Group Two TNT July Stakes.

The trainer reflected today: “It was an amazing day. It's gone beyond my wildest dreams.

“We've bought some nice horses and they have won nice races for us and it's just been amazing.


"I bought Classic Blade in Ireland at Fairyhouse Tattersalls Sales so he will go for their sales race which is worth 300,000 euros. There's a lot of money so we may as well go for that.”

He has another Group runner today when Firth Of Fifth lines up in the seven-furlong Weatherbys Superlative Stakes (2pm).


Dascombe reported: “Firth of Fifth is like yesterday's horse because he would be top-weight in nurseries if I was to run him in them so we will give it a go in a Group Two. The track seems to be suiting front-runners and he'll go from the front.


"He was impressive last time and, while I don't think it was much of a race, he's very tough and genuine. I think he will run a big race.”



BEST-DRESSED COUPLE WIN CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY


Today’s best-dressed couple competition was won by Natalie Carter-Levy and Ben Unwin from Kent.

Their prize of a week in the Caribbean has been kindly given by Almond Resorts and Luxury Holidays Direct.



GOING NOW GOOD

Following a dry night, the going for the third and final day of the 2008 Ritz Club July Festival has changed to:

GOOD (from Good to Soft)

Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing at Newmarket, commented: “We had a dry night and the going is now good.


“The forecast for the rest of the day is for the first showers to arrive just after midday, with more prolonged rain later in the afternoon.


“In total, we are forecast to receive six millimetres of rain today. However, the heaviest of the rain should arrive after racing.”

UPDATED NON-RUNNERS

Race 3 - 2.35pm Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup
7 King’s Apostle (Ground)
19 Pawan (Vet’s Certificate)

Race 4 - 3.10pm Darley July Cup
5 Les Arcs (Ground)
13 Seachange (Ground)

Race 5 - 3.45pm GCE Hires Winners EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
2` Arctic Freedom (Vet’s Certificate)

Race 6 - 4.20pm Aristocracy Racing Club Nursery
3 Uramazin (Ground)
7 Hay Fever (Self-Certificate)
12 Liturgical (Self-Certificate)

WAR ARTIST (AUS) FACTFILE
5 b g Orpen (USA) Royal Solitaire (AUS) (Brocco (USA))
Form: 1/12131-2622 Owner: Vintage Thoroughbreds
Trainer: James Eustace Breeder: Stephen Kirkham
Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy

War Artist
A four-time winner in South Africa for trainers Tony Rivalland and Herman Brown, War Artist has yet to score since arriving at James Eustace's Newmarket base in November but has been running with considerable credit in defeat. His biggest success before coming to Britain was on his final start in the Grade One Mercury Sprint at Clairwood on July 15, 2007, over six furlongs. Previously, he had landed a maiden over six furlongs, a five-furlong graduation plate at Greyville and a six-furlong handicap at Scotsville, while he also finished third in the six-furlong Golden Horse Casino Sprint, also at Scotsville. The five-year-old had his first run for Eustace on the all-weather at Wolverhampton on March 8, when he ran a good race to take second in the Listed williamhill.co.uk Lady Wulfruna Stakes over seven furlongs. A month later he lined up at Newmarket for the Listed Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes, finishing sixth after failing to get a clear run. Again over six furlongs and carrying his Group One penalty, he improved to stay on well for a neck second in the Group Two Duke of York Stakes behind Assertive at York on May 14. His best effort effort came last time out in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot when he beat everything bar Kingsgate Native, going down by a length and a quarter.

Race Record: Starts: 10; 1st: 4; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £140,209

Vintage Thoroughbreds
Octogenarian Jim Atkinson, a Canadian who resides in the Bahamas, is the main man behind Vintage Thoroughbreds, owner of War Artist, with Tim Jones effectively the European racing and bloodstock manager. Connections were sending War Artist, Rippling Ring and Elusive Fort from South Africa to North America when, for immigration and quarantine reasons, they had to stable them in the Northern Hemisphere for 60 days. Jones asked trainer James Eustace to look after the trio and only Elusive Fort made the final leg of his journey, with War Artist remaining with Eustace and Rippling Ring being sold to Andy Stewart to race over jumps with Paul Nicholls. Recently Atkinson sent a further two horses to Eustace from Brazil - Valentino Rossi and sprinter Rubacuori. Atkinson's initial interest in horse racing came through the purchase of retired 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal, who stands at the National Stud and sired 2007 2,000 Guineas winner Cockney Rebel, with Atkinson still retaining ownership. He was subsequently part of a number of partnerships but more recently elected to sole-own his horses. Through Robert Harrison, bloodstock agent for VIP Thoroughbreds, Atkinson acquired War Artist a month prior to his success in the Grade One Mercury Sprint, giving the owner his first taste of victory at the highest level. Although Atkinson's main business is in the gas industry in Canada and America, his family bought Amani Vineyards, based in the Stellenbosch region in South Africa, in 2002. Along with his daughter Lynde and her husband Rusty Myers, he turned the struggling business around in a short space of time and named the Atkinson Ridge Sauvignon Blanc after himself. War Artist now runs under the Vintage Thoroughbreds banner. Atkinson is internationally-minded and is keen to run his horses at the big international meetings.

No previous Darley July Cup winners

James Eustace
Born on March 26, 1960, James Maurice Percy Eustace has held a trainer's licence since 1990. Keen on hunting with the Ashford Valley in Kent, he rode on the point-to-point circuit with notable success and joined Mark Tompkins when he was 19, ending up as head lad/assistant trainer for four years. He took his experience and travelled to California to join John Sullivan. It was in Los Angeles that James proposed to his wife Gay (nee Oughton), who now acts as his secretary. Gay's brother, Hong Kong trainer David Oughton, won the 2005 Golden Jubilee Stakes with Cape Of Good Hope. On returning to Britain, James joined old school friend William Jarvis at Fountain House, Newmarket, for four years before taking the plunge and taking out a trainer's licence. With luck on his side, he purchased the famous Park Lodge Stables in Newmarket from Chief Singer's owner Jeff Smith, who decided to sell up after trainer Ron Sheather retired. The 1939 2000 Guineas and Derby winner Blue Peter was trained at the yard by Sir Jack Jarvis. He gained his first success on the level when Falcon's Domain scored by a short-head at Chepstow on May 28, 1990, while his first winner over jumps came courtesy of Prime Of Life, who comprehensively won a maiden hurdle at Worcester on June 19, 1997. He had to wait 11 years before he saddled his first Group winner, when Rapscallion landed the Group Three Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury on October 29, 2001. He is no stranger to Royal Ascot success, having saddled Refuse To Lose to success in the 1998 Royal Hunt Cup. He has just over 30 horses in training. Interviewed in Monday’s Racing Post, Eustace revealed that he has not had to best of luck at Newmarket over the years: “It's my least lucky track. I've never had a winner on the Rowley Mile and I've only had a couple on the July course. It would be a real achievement to have a winner like War Artist on the July course.”
Darley July Cup Record: No previous runners

Kerrin McEvoy
Kerrin McEvoy, who was born on October 24, 1980, was appointed second rider, behind Frankie Dettori, to Godolphin in 2004 and has established himself as one of the leading riders in Britain. He partnered his first British winner when scoring on Godolphin’s Destination Dubai at Haydock on May 1, 2004, and enjoyed a great first British Classic ride in that season’s 1000 Guineas on second-placed Sundrop. He was again runner-up on his first Vodafone Derby ride, Rule Of Law, who went on to give the rider his initial Classic success in the 2004 St Leger. McEvoy - whose father Philip was a jockey - hails from the fishing hamlet Streaky Bay, six hours west of Adelaide, and shot to prominence in his home country in 2000 when winning the Melbourne Cup aboard Brew, becoming the second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia’s premier race. His Group One successes include the St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Prix Jacques le Marois (2005 Dubawi), Yorkshire Oaks (2005 Punctilious), Falmouth Stakes (2006 Rajeem), and the Grosser Preis Von Baden (2004 & 2005 Warrsan). Darley July Record: 2004 Exceed And Excel (19th); 2005 Arakan (8th)


US RANGER (USA) FACTFILE
b c Danzig (USA) - My Annette (USA) (Red Ransom (USA))
Form: 111/10214-345 Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Joseph Allen
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE Jockey: Johnny Murtagh Breeder: Joseph Allen

US Ranger
US Ranger started out his career with Jean-Claude Rouget in France for his original owner Joseph Allen (who still retains a share in the colt), where he was unbeaten in his first four starts, the last of which came in the Listed Prix Djebel at Maisons-Laffitte over seven furlongs. After that success, US Ranger was supplemented for the 2007 Stan James 2000 Guineas, having been sold to run in Michael Tabor’s colours and finished seventh. However, he ran better than his placing suggests as he was second to Dutch Art on the far side after being carried there by Strategic Prince against his rider’s wishes. Switched back to seven furlongs, he ran Tariq to two and a half lengths when second in the Group Three Jersey Stakes at Ascot a month later. Sent to Ireland to be trained by the owners’ main trainer Aidan O’Brien, US Ranger returned to winning ways in a six-furlong Listed contest at the Curragh in late September. Six days later he was back in France for the Prix de la Foret Casino Barriere de Biarritz at Longchamp. Stepping back up in class, he finished a close fourth giving the impression that there was more to come from him. He made his seasonal debut at the Curragh on April 13 in the Group Three Gladness Stakes and finished third on heavy ground. Back over six furlongs for the Group Two Duke of York Hearthstead Homes Stakes, he finished a close fourth from an unsuitably high draw. On his most recent start at Royal Ascot in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes, US Ranger could do no better than fifth behind Kingsgate Native.

Race Record: Starts: 11; 1st: 5; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £100,870

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Joseph Allen
Few in the racing world can boast better connections than Sue Magnier. Her husband John is the most powerful man in the bloodstock world as owner of the global Coolmore breeding empire and she is daughter of arguably the greatest 20th century trainer, Vincent O'Brien (the guest of honour at the 2008 Derby Festival), who saddled three consecutive Grand National winners and six Derby winners. Her brother David O'Brien is another Derby-winning handler while another brother, Charles, is also a successful trainer. In the 1970s John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a Co Cork dairy farmer and stud owner, teamed up with the late Robert Sangster and trainer Vincent O'Brien with the idea of buying potential stallions as yearlings. This they did with great success, counting Alleged, Be My Guest, Caerleon, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler's Wells and Storm Bird amongst those who were bought or bred. Magnier subsequently bought out his partners at Coolmore - which now has huge offshoots in Australia and America - and owns the nearby magnificent Ballydoyle training stable. He has a myriad of other business interests, mainly with top jump owner J P McManus and the duo held a 28.7% stake in Manchester United FC, which they sold to American tycoon Malcolm Glazer. The pair have also invested in the Barchester chain of nursing homes, Castlebeck care homes, a property company that owns Unilever House in London, leisure clubs, including the Chelsea Harbour Club, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and Global Radio, the media company run by Michael Tabor’s son Ashley. Magnier’s fortune is estimated at £746 million in the 2008 Sunday Times Rich List. London-born and Monaco-based Michael Tabor, who founded the Arthur Prince bookmaking firm before selling it for £28 million in 1995, is a partner in many of the Coolmore horses. Like Magnier, Tabor spends much of the winter in Barbados and became a partner in many of the Coolmore horses in the mid 1990s after his Thunder Gulch won the 1995 Kentucky Derby. Tabor is valued at £620 million in the Sunday Times Rich List and his colt Entrepreneur, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, took the 1997 2,000 Guineas to provide a first British Classic success for the Sue Magnier/Tabor partnership, who also won that season's Irish equivalent and Irish Derby with Desert King. The duo won the Epsom Derby in 2001 and 2002 with Galileo and High Chaparral. In partnership with Sir Alex Ferguson, Magnier owned Rock Of Gibraltar, who won seven successive Group One victories including the 2002 2,000 Guineas. Other major wins include the 1998 2,000 Guineas with King Of Kings, the 1999 French Derby, Irish Derby, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the 2000 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Montjeu and a run of five consecutive Group One successes in 2000 from Giant's Causeway. Galileo also won the Irish Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes after his 2001 Epsom win, while further British Classic glory has come in the St Leger with Milan (2001), Brian Boru (2003) and Scorpion (2005). High Chaparral, who went on to take the 2002 Irish Derby, also landed that year's Breeders' Cup Turf and then dead-heated in the same event 12 months later. In 2004, Derrick Smith, a former Ladbrokes trading director based in Barbados, joined Tabor as a Coolmore investor. Smith is valued at £750 million in the Sunday Times Rich List and his own colours have been carried to Group One success aboard Simply Perfect, Astronomer Royal and Mount Nelson. The Magnier/Tabor/Smith partnership retained Kieren Fallon as its jockey from February, 2005, although - with Fallon banned from riding - Johnny Murtagh took on that role this season. In 2005, Coolmore won both the 2,000 Guineas with Footstepsinthesand and the 1,000 Guineas with Virginia Waters, while Hurricane Run took the Irish Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. George Washington, winner of the 2000 Guineas in 2006, was the star of the show that year, while Alexandrova took the Oaks at Epsom. Last year, the Coolmore empire's successes include the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Dylan Thomas, the Irish Derby with Soldier Of Fortune, the Irish Oaks, Nassau Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks with Peeping Fawn and the French 2,000 Guineas with Astronomer Royal. In the US, the Coolmore-owned Rags To Riches became the first filly for 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes. This season’s highlights so far have come with Henrythenavigator’s English and Irish 2,000 Guineas victories, the triple Group One scorer Duke Of Marmalade while a fabulous Royal Ascot yielded no less than six winners including a historic third win for Yeats in the Gold Cup. Darley July Cup Winners: 1999 STRAVINSKY, 2001 MOZART (both owned by Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier)

Aidan O'Brien IRE
Born in Wexford on October 16, 1969, Aidan Patrick O'Brien has been phenomenally successful in his relatively short training career. After a spell with Jim Bolger, he became assistant to his now wife, Anne-Marie, and her father Joe Crowley, before taking over the reins when granted a licence to train himself in 1993. His impact on the Flat was made with backing of the highest calibre in the shape of John Magnier and Coolmore, who offered O'Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the trainer's namesake, legendary Irish handler Vincent O'Brien (no relation), had enjoyed so much success. In 1997, in only his third season at the helm of the Tipperary yard, he confirmed his intentions on the Flat when winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. The following year, his first British Classic runner, King Of Kings, won the 2,000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day's 1,000 Guineas and went on to land the Epsom Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed thanks to the likes of Giant's Causeway (five successive Group Ones in 2000), Saffron Walden, Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches in 2001 that yielded 23 Group One successes headed by the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with Galileo. Other Classic glory came via Imagine (Irish 1,000 Guineas and Juddmonte Oaks), Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Rose Gypsy (French 1,000 Guineas) and Milan (St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O'Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division as Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders' Cup success in the 2001 Juvenile at Belmont Park. He was champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 he enjoyed success with the remarkable Rock Of Gibraltar (the only horse to win seven European Group Ones in a row including the 2000 Guineas) and also the dual Derby and Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral. His prowess on the Flat is matched by his achievements with his jumpers. He will forever be associated with Istabraq, winner of three Champion Hurdles. Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing gave O'Brien a 1-2 in the 2002 2,000 Guineas while High Chaparral and Hawk Wing provided him with the first and second in the 2002 Epsom Derby. The following season he sent out Yesterday to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Brian Boru triumphed at Doncaster in the Ladbrokes St Leger. O'Brien enjoyed further success with Hawk Wing in the Lockinge Stakes and High Chaparral in the Irish Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf in 2003. It was an indifferent season for the Ballydoyle team in 2004, but O'Brien was still successful in the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes with Ad Valorem and the Tattersalls Gold Cup with Powerscourt. He enjoyed an incredible Classic double at Newmarket in the spring of 2005 when he won both the 2,000 Guineas (Footstepsinthesand) and the 1,000 Guineas (Virginia Waters), and added a third British Classic with Scorpion's success in the St Leger at Doncaster. Oratorio captured the Coral-Eclipse Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes, and O'Brien also unleashed a raft of high-class two-year-olds, ending the season with the top-rated European juvenile colt (George Washington) and filly (Rumplestiltskin). George Washington captured the 2,000 Guineas and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 2006, while Alexandrova took the Epsom Oaks as well as the Irish and Yorkshire equivalents, and Dylan Thomas won the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes. O'Brien enjoyed further Classic success in 2007 with Soldier Of Fortune in the Irish Derby, Peeping Fawn in the Irish Oaks and Astronomer Royal in the French 2,000 Guineas, while Dylan Thomas collected the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. O’Brien was champion trainer for the third time in Britain last season. This season he has sent out Henrythenavigator to win the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas while Halfway To Heaven collected the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Duke Of Marmalade has also recorded three Group One victories and O’Brien finished Royal Ascot as leading trainer with half a dozen successes. He has had 12 Group One winners already this year. Darley July Cup Record: 1999 STRAVINSKY (WON); 1999 Bianconi (9th), 1999 Lavery (14th); 2000 Monashee Mountain (9th); 2001 MOZART (WON); 2001 Ishiguru (7th); 2001 Freud (10th); 2002 Landseer (4th); 2002 Sahara Desert (8th); 2002 Juniper (14th); 2003 Tomahawk (15th); 2004 Antonius Pius (7th); 2006 Marcus Andronicus (14th)

Johnny Murtagh
Born in Co Meath, Ireland, on May 14, 1970, Johnny Murtagh, who is married to Orla and has five children, was apprenticed to John Oxx and became Irish champion apprentice in 1989. He suffered drink problems early in his career but in 1995 he became Irish champion jockey (he was also champion in 1996 and 1998) and has since gained international prominence, riding in Dubai during the winter (where he has been champion rider), winning the 1995 Breeders' Cup Mile on Ridgewood Pearl and the following year's Beverly D Stakes on Timarida. He enjoyed a phenomenal international season in 2000, winning 12 Group Ones in six different countries, partnering Sinndar to victory in both the Vodafone Derby and Irish Derby and then the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, winning the Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks and Prix de l'Opera on Petrushka and the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf on Kalanisi among others. He was the most successful rider at Royal Ascot in 2001 with five wins, including the Gold Cup on Royal Rebel and St James's Palace Stakes on Black Minnaloushe, aboard whom he also won the 2002 Irish 2,000 Guineas. He won the 2002 stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas for Aidan O'Brien on Sir Alex Ferguson's Rock Of Gibraltar and landed a second Vodafone Derby on what again seemed the O'Brien second string, High Chaparral, and landed a third renewal of that Classic with Motivator in 2005. In 2003 he won the Budweiser Irish Derby on Alamshar and took a break in the summer to sort out problems with his back and weight. He stepped down from being stable jockey to John Oxx and had a short-lived spell as stable jockey to David Loder. Murtagh rode over hurdles in the 2005/06 season and came close to riding a Cheltenham Festival winner when second on Golden Cross in the 2006 Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Among his Group One victories last year were Dylan Thomas (King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes), Peeping Fawn (Yorkshire Oaks, Nassau Stakes & Irish Oaks), Soldier’s Tale (Golden Jubilee Stakes), Simply Perfect (Falmouth Stakes) and Notnowcato (Tattersalls Gold Cup). With Kieren Fallon currently out of action due to failing a drugs test in France, Murtagh was announced as the retained rider for Ballydoyle earlier this year. His association with the famous yard has started brilliantly, with English and Irish 2,000 Guineas victories on Henrythenavigator and six winners at Royal Ascot.

Darley July Cup Record: 1999 Bianconi (9th); 2001 Ishiguru (7th); 2002 Sahara Desert (8th); 2003 Choisir (2nd); 2004 FRIZZANTE (WON); 2005 Balmont (5th); 2006 Falkirk (13th)

ASTRONOMER ROYAL (USA) FACTFILE
4 b c Danzig (USA) - Sheepscot (USA) (Easy Goer (USA))
Form: 21/613406-010 Owner: Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE Breeder: ClassicStar
Jockey: Ryan Moore

Astronomer Royal
Astronomer Royal got off the mark on his second attempt, the final start of his two-year-old campaign. On his season bow the following year, he was stepped up considerably for the Group Three Prix Fontainebleau and finished sixth. Back at Longchamp the following month, he sprung a surprise to win the French 2,000 Guineas, coming from the rear to take control at the line. A good third place finish in the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes was followed by a fourth in the Group One Prix Jean Prat. He finished seventh in the Group One Prix du Moulin de Longchamp before rounding up the season with a sixth in the Grade One Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes at Keeneland. This season started out with a disappointing last place finish in the Group One Lockinge at Newbury before he returned to winning ways in the Group Three Greelands Stakes over six furlongs at the Curragh. His most recent start came at Royal Ascot, where he finished a never dangerous seventh in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes behind Kingsgate Native.

Race Record: Starts: 11; 1st: 3; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £249,733

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor
Few in the racing world can boast better connections than Sue Magnier. Her husband John is the most powerful man in the bloodstock world as owner of the global Coolmore breeding empire and she is daughter of arguably the greatest 20th century trainer, Vincent O'Brien (the guest of honour at the 2008 Derby Festival), who saddled three consecutive Grand National winners and six Derby winners. Her brother David O'Brien is another Derby-winning handler while another brother, Charles, is also a successful trainer. In the 1970s John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a Co Cork dairy farmer and stud owner, teamed up with the late Robert Sangster and trainer Vincent O'Brien with the idea of buying potential stallions as yearlings. This they did with great success, counting Alleged, Be My Guest, Caerleon, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler's Wells and Storm Bird amongst those who were bought or bred. Magnier subsequently bought out his partners at Coolmore - which now has huge offshoots in Australia and America - and owns the nearby magnificent Ballydoyle training stable. He has a myriad of other business interests, mainly with top jump owner J P McManus and the duo held a 28.7% stake in Manchester United FC, which they sold to American tycoon Malcolm Glazer. The pair have also invested in the Barchester chain of nursing homes, Castlebeck care homes, a property company that owns Unilever House in London, leisure clubs, including the Chelsea Harbour Club, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and Global Radio, the media company run by Michael Tabor’s son Ashley. Magnier’s fortune is estimated at £746 million in the 2008 Sunday Times Rich List. London-born and Monaco-based Michael Tabor, who founded the Arthur Prince bookmaking firm before selling it for £28 million in 1995, is a partner in many of the Coolmore horses. Like Magnier, Tabor spends much of the winter in Barbados and became a partner in many of the Coolmore horses in the mid 1990s after his Thunder Gulch won the 1995 Kentucky Derby. Tabor is valued at £620 million in the Sunday Times Rich List and his colt Entrepreneur, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, took the 1997 2,000 Guineas to provide a first British Classic success for the Sue Magnier/Tabor partnership, who also won that season's Irish equivalent and Irish Derby with Desert King. The duo won the Epsom Derby in 2001 and 2002 with Galileo and High Chaparral. In partnership with Sir Alex Ferguson, Magnier owned Rock Of Gibraltar, who won seven successive Group One victories including the 2002 2,000 Guineas. Other major wins include the 1998 2,000 Guineas with King Of Kings, the 1999 French Derby, Irish Derby, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the 2000 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Montjeu and a run of five consecutive Group One successes in 2000 from Giant's Causeway. Galileo also won the Irish Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes after his 2001 Epsom win, while further British Classic glory has come in the St Leger with Milan (2001), Brian Boru (2003) and Scorpion (2005). High Chaparral, who went on to take the 2002 Irish Derby, also landed that year's Breeders' Cup Turf and then dead-heated in the same event 12 months later. In 2004, Derrick Smith, a former Ladbrokes trading director based in Barbados, joined Tabor as a Coolmore investor. Smith is valued at £750 million in the Sunday Times Rich List and his own colours have been carried to Group One success aboard Simply Perfect, Astronomer Royal and Mount Nelson. The Magnier/Tabor/Smith partnership retained Kieren Fallon as its jockey from February, 2005, although - with Fallon banned from riding - Johnny Murtagh took on that role this season. In 2005, Coolmore won both the 2,000 Guineas with Footstepsinthesand and the 1,000 Guineas with Virginia Waters, while Hurricane Run took the Irish Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. George Washington, winner of the 2000 Guineas in 2006, was the star of the show that year, while Alexandrova took the Oaks at Epsom. Last year, the Coolmore empire's successes include the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Dylan Thomas, the Irish Derby with Soldier Of Fortune, the Irish Oaks, Nassau Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks with Peeping Fawn and the French 2,000 Guineas with Astronomer Royal. In the US, the Coolmore-owned Rags To Riches became the first filly for 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes. This season’s highlights so far have come with Henrythenavigator’s English and Irish 2,000 Guineas victories, the triple Group One scorer Duke Of Marmalade while a fabulous Royal Ascot yielded no less than six winners including a historic third win for Yeats in the Gold Cup. Darley July Cup Winners: 1999 STRAVINSKY, 2001 MOZART (both owned by Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier)

Aidan O'Brien IRE
Born in Wexford on October 16, 1969, Aidan Patrick O'Brien has been phenomenally successful in his relatively short training career. After a spell with Jim Bolger, he became assistant to his now wife, Anne-Marie, and her father Joe Crowley, before taking over the reins when granted a licence to train himself in 1993. His impact on the Flat was made with backing of the highest calibre in the shape of John Magnier and Coolmore, who offered O'Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the trainer's namesake, legendary Irish handler Vincent O'Brien (no relation), had enjoyed so much success. In 1997, in only his third season at the helm of the Tipperary yard, he confirmed his intentions on the Flat when winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. The following year, his first British Classic runner, King Of Kings, won the 2,000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day's 1,000 Guineas and went on to land the Epsom Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed thanks to the likes of Giant's Causeway (five successive Group Ones in 2000), Saffron Walden, Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches in 2001 that yielded 23 Group One successes headed by the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with Galileo. Other Classic glory came via Imagine (Irish 1,000 Guineas and Juddmonte Oaks), Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Rose Gypsy (French 1,000 Guineas) and Milan (St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O'Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division as Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders' Cup success in the 2001 Juvenile at Belmont Park. He was champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 he enjoyed success with the remarkable Rock Of Gibraltar (the only horse to win seven European Group Ones in a row including the 2000 Guineas) and also the dual Derby and Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral. His prowess on the Flat is matched by his achievements with his jumpers. He will forever be associated with Istabraq, winner of three Champion Hurdles. Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing gave O'Brien a 1-2 in the 2002 2,000 Guineas while High Chaparral and Hawk Wing provided him with the first and second in the 2002 Epsom Derby. The following season he sent out Yesterday to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Brian Boru triumphed at Doncaster in the Ladbrokes St Leger. O'Brien enjoyed further success with Hawk Wing in the Lockinge Stakes and High Chaparral in the Irish Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf in 2003. It was an indifferent season for the Ballydoyle team in 2004, but O'Brien was still successful in the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes with Ad Valorem and the Tattersalls Gold Cup with Powerscourt. He enjoyed an incredible Classic double at Newmarket in the spring of 2005 when he won both the 2,000 Guineas (Footstepsinthesand) and the 1,000 Guineas (Virginia Waters), and added a third British Classic with Scorpion's success in the St Leger at Doncaster. Oratorio captured the Coral-Eclipse Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes, and O'Brien also unleashed a raft of high-class two-year-olds, ending the season with the top-rated European juvenile colt (George Washington) and filly (Rumplestiltskin). George Washington captured the 2,000 Guineas and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 2006, while Alexandrova took the Epsom Oaks as well as the Irish and Yorkshire equivalents, and Dylan Thomas won the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes. O'Brien enjoyed further Classic success in 2007 with Soldier Of Fortune in the Irish Derby, Peeping Fawn in the Irish Oaks and Astronomer Royal in the French 2,000 Guineas, while Dylan Thomas collected the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. O’Brien was champion trainer for the third time in Britain last season. This season he has sent out Henrythenavigator to win the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas while Halfway To Heaven collected the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Duke Of Marmalade has also recorded three Group One victories and O’Brien finished Royal Ascot as leading trainer with half a dozen successes. He has had 12 Group One winners already this year. Darley July Cup Record: 1999 STRAVINSKY (WON); 1999 Bianconi (9th), 1999 Lavery (14th); 2000 Monashee Mountain (9th); 2001 MOZART (WON); 2001 Ishiguru (7th); 2001 Freud (10th); 2002 Landseer (4th); 2002 Sahara Desert (8th); 2002 Juniper (14th); 2003 Tomahawk (15th); 2004 Antonius Pius (7th); 2006 Marcus Andronicus (14th)

Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore, who was born on September 18, 1983, was champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 winners and champion jockey just three years later in 2006, when he recorded 182 victories. He comes from a racing family steeped in history. His late grandfather Charlie was a trainer, Sussex-based dad Gary, a former jump jockey, is a successful trainer under both codes, while mum Jayne was an accomplished amateur rider, as was his aunt Candy Morris. His older brother Jamie is a successful jump jockey while his sister Hayley has also ridden a winner under Rules. His youngest brother, Josh, has followed his siblings into a riding career. Ryan Moore’s career began over hurdles, when making a winning debut as an amateur on Mersey Beat at Towcester on May 15, 2000. His first major success on the Flat came as a 5lb claimer when he captured the 2002 Cesarewitch at Newmarket on the Martin Pipe-trained Miss Fara. Many trainers now utilise his talents and he is first rider to Sir Michael Stoute. He enjoyed a first Group One success on Notnowcato in the 2006 Juddmonte International and partnered the same horse to victory in the 2007 Eclipse, when under an enterprising ride he raced alone on the stands’ side where the better ground was to be found. Moore suffered a complex fracture of his right arm following a fall at Lingfield on March 16, 2007, and missed three months of this season as a result. However, he still managed to clock up 126 winners to finish third in the jockeys’ championship and leads this year’s championship. Darley July Cup Record: 2005 Galeota (18th); 2006 Red Clubs (12th); 2007 Bentley Biscuit (10th)

DIABOLICAL (USA) FACTFILE
5 ch h Artax (USA) - Bonnie Byerly (USA) (Dayjur (USA))
Form: 12232/4210111012/3211-4100 Owner: Godolphin
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor Breeder: Longleaf Pine Farm
Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Diabolical
Diabolical previously raced in the United States with Steven Klesaris where he was successful on eight occasions, including wins over six furlongs on dirt in the Grade Two Alfred G Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga a year ago and the Grade Three Emirates Airline Maryland Sprint Handicap at Pimlico in May, 2007. The son of Artax began this season with Godolphin, racing on dirt in Dubai and finished seventh over six furlongs in the Group One Dubai Golden Shaheen at Nad Al Sheba on March 29, having been victorious over the same course and distance in the Group Three Mahab Al Shimaal - Green Desert 23 days earlier. The five-year-old posted a below-par performance on his European debut when finishing down the field in the six-furlong Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 21.

Race Record: Starts: 23; 1st: 9; 2nd: 6; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £468,881
Godolphin
Godolphin is the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, other members of the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai and friends, and its aim is to prepare horses in Dubai during the winter. This approach highlights the benefits of Dubai’s winter climate and gives Godolphin’s horses the edge when challenging for major races worldwide. The experiment began on a small scale in the winter of 1992, with horses enjoying the advantages of the Arabian sunshine before arriving in Britain for the 1993 season. The Godolphin operation was formerly established in 1994, with Hilal Ibrahim as trainer, when Balanchine won the Vodafone Oaks and Irish Derby. The following year, Saeed bin Suroor was appointed as the official trainer. When flown over from Dubai in late April, the horses are stabled at Godolphin Stables and Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket. In 1999 and 2000, Godolphin’s two-year-olds were housed at the former Evry racecourse in France under the care of David Loder, who in 2001 relocated to Godolphin Stables in Newmarket, although 2003 was his last year as Godolphin’s juvenile handler and he has subsequently retired from training. All the Godolphin horses now come under Saeed bin Suroor’s control. Godolphin’s famous blue colours have been carried to victory in every British Classic bar the Vodafone Derby, although Saeed bin Suroor did train Lammtarra to win the premier Classic for Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum in 1995 and Godolphin claims this success. The British Godolphin Classic successes so far have been the stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), stanjamesuk.com 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia) and St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq and 2004 Rule Of Law). Daylami led an historic 1-2-3 in the 1998 Coral-Eclipse, the first time that the same owner and trainer had the first three in a British Group One, and the Godolphin ambitions, other than landing the Vodafone Derby, include taking the American Triple Crown series, winning the Japan Cup and the Melbourne Cup. Godolphin’s tally of 140 Group/Grade One wins includes the Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), French 2,000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ (2001 Tempera), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998, 1999 Kayf Tara), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani - 100th G1 winner) and three Prix de l’Arc de Triomphes (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee and 2002 Marienbard). Godolphin was leading British owner in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2007 when Ramonti won four times at the highest level and had a Group one success in May when Creachadoir won the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. No previous Darley July Cup winners

Saeed bin Suroor
Godolphin’s trainer, former police officer Saeed bin Suroor, was born in Dubai on November 16, 1968. He has been champion British trainer four times - in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. Coupled with his phenomenal achievements with Godolphin, bin Suroor trained the unbeaten Lammtarra for Sheikh Mohammed’s nephew, Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum, to win the 1995 Vodafone Derby, Ascot’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l ‘Arc de Triomphe. That the horse raced only four times in his career and yet was trained by bin Suroor to succeed in those three pre-eminent Group One events is an achievement which cannot be overstated. Bin Suroor is aided by racing manager Simon Crisford and an excellent team of staff. Cape Verdi’s 1000 Guineas win in 1998 completed the full set of British Classics for bin Suroor. His domestic Classic winners are stanjamesuk.com 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra), Juddmonte Oaks (1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia) and St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq and 2004 Rule Of Law). Godolphin has enjoyed numerous other big-race wins worldwide and 2003 saw Godolphin achieve 100 Grade/Group One races with Sulamani’s victory in the Arlington Million. That figure has subsequently risen to 140 Group/Grade One victories worldwide, with Ramonti winning four last year and two on the board already this year. Darley July Cup Record: 1995 So Factual (7th); 1995 Heart Lake (9th); 1997 Bahamian Bounty (4th); 1998 Kahal (11th); 1999 Fa-Eq (12th); 2000 Lend A Hand (5th); 2000 Bertolini (6th); 2001 Three Points (4th); 2002 Three Points (6th); 2002 Meshaheer (13th); 2004 Country Reel (11th); 2004 Kheleyf (14th); 2006 Iffraaj (2nd)

Frankie Dettori
Born in Milan on December 15, 1970, the son of Gianfranco, a multiple champion jockey in Italy, Frankie Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani’s Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985. His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and he rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He was champion British apprentice in 1989 and passed 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes. He has since captured the hearts of racegoers with his flamboyant style, phenomenal riding successes, and charisma in and out of the saddle. Champion jockey in 1994, 1995 and 2004, Dettori created history when riding all seven winners on the first-day card at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. His ground-breaking exertions brought recognition beyond racing’s own sphere when he was voted into third place in the 1996 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards and was a team captain on ‘A Question Of Sport’. He finally captured the Vodafone Derby in 2007 aboard Authorized and he has tasted success in all four other domestic Classics at least once (with 12 Classic wins in total), as well as a host of high-profile international successes, including the 1995, 2001 and 2002 Arcs on Lammtarra, Sakhee and Marienbard respectively, the Japan Cup on Singspiel in 1996, Falbrav in 2002 and Alkaased in 2005, the Dubai World Cup on Dubai Millennium (2000), Moon Ballad (2003) and Electrocutionist (2006) and the Breeders’ Cup Turf on Daylami in 1999, Fantastic Light in 2001 and Red Rocks in 2006. Dettori, who is retained by the Godolphin team, survived an horrific plane crash.

Darley July Cup Record: 1990 Lugana Beach (7th); 1992 Elbio (4th); 1994 Catrail (3rd); 1995 Heart Lake (9th); 1997 Bahamian Bounty (4th); 1998 Kahal (11th); 2001 Three Points (4th); 2002 Three Points (6th); 2003 Membership (13th); 2004 Kheleyf (14th); 2006 Iffraaj (2nd)

FIRST RACE RESULT

1.30pm UNICORN ASSET MANAGEMENT HANDICAP
£50,000 guaranteed, 1m, For 3yo Rated 81-100 (also open to such horses rated 80 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 9lb Weights raised 1lb Minimum weight 8st 4lb Penalties after June 28, each reace won 6lb Huzzah’s Handicap Mark 99 Entries 36 pay £50 Penalty Value 1st £31,155; 2nd £9,330; 3rd £4,665; 4th £2,335; 5th £1,165; 6th £585

1 DUNTULM (Thomas Barr) Henry Candy 3-9-3 Dane O'Neill [11] 7/1F
2 ELLEMUJIE (Mrs J Cornwell & John Smith) Dean Ivory 3-8-5 Richard Kingscote [5] 40/1
3 RELATIVE ORDER (Heading For The Rocks Partnership) John Best 3-8-10 Liam Keniry [9] 20/1
4 STEVIE THUNDER (Steve Gray) Alan Swinbank 3-8-12 Tom Eaves [15] 12/1
5 SILVER RIME (FR) (Fieldspring Racing) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [19]
6 HUZZAH (IRE) (J Gale, J Finch, D Cole, R Dollar, D Powell) Barry Hills 3-9-9 Michael Hills [13]
7 PERKS (IRE) (Benny Andersson) John Dunlop 3-9-1 Jimmy Quinn [10]
8 SLUGGER O'TOOLE (R Crothers, Phil Cunningham) Barry Hills 3-9-0 Jamie Spencer [8]
8 MUKHBER (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-8-11 Richard Hills [14]
10 ALBAQAA (J Tattersall) Richard Fahey 3-8-8 Paul Hanagan [12]
11 FLAWED GENIUS (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-6 Ryan Moore [4]
12 SUMMON UP THEBLOOD (Derek & Jean Clee) Mick Channon 3-9-5 Darryll Holland [18]
13 MIDNIGHT MUSE (USA) (Clive Washbourn) David Barron 3-8-5 Dean McKeown [3]
14 UNBREAK MY HEART (IRE) (Mountgrange Stud) Roger Charlton 3-9-3 Steve Drowne [2]
15 TIMETABLE (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-8-8 Ted Durcan [16]
16 AL MUHEER (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-7 Seb Sanders [7]
17 THRONE OF POWER (USA) (Eastwind Racing Ltd & Martha Trussell) Mikael Magnusson 3-9-5 Kerrin McEvoy [17]
18 LATIN LAD (Noodles Racing) Richard Hannon 3-9-6 Jimmy Fortune [1]
19 FATHSTA (IRE) (Speedlith Group) Sylvester Kirk 3-9-3 Frankie Dettori [6]

19 ran
Distances: sh, 2 3/4, hd, 1/2, nk,1/2, nk, dht, sh, 3/4, 1 3/4, 1/2, nk, 1/2, 2 3/4, 3/4, 2 3/4, 1/2
Time: 1m 38.94s
Breeder: W & R Barnett Ltd
Breeding: b c Sakhee (USA) - Not Before Time (IRE) (Polish Precedent (USA))
Totes: Win: £9.00 Places: £2.30; £8.40; £5.80; £2.60 Exacta: £374.90

Winning Trainer:- Name: Candy, Henry Derrick Nicholas Bourne Born: October 28, 1944 Based: Wantage First Trainer’s Licence: 1974 Career: Working pupil with T Smith, Sydney 1964. Pupil assistant to C Bartholomew, Chantilly 1965. Assistant to father, Derrick Candy, 1966-1973 Classic Winners (1): Vodafone Oaks (1982 Time Charter) Best Horses Trained: Time Charter, Master Willie, Nicholas Bill, Kyllachy, Airwave Other Major Wins: Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Coronation Cup (1984 Time Charter), Palace House Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Temple Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Eclipse (1981 Master Willie), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1983 Time Charter), Dewhurst Stakes (1981 Wind And Wuthering), Champion Stakes (1982 Time Charter), Cheveley Park Stakes (2002 Airwave) First Royal Ascot Win: Ascot Stakes (June 18, 1974 Kambalda) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Ascot Stakes (1974 Kambalda), Royal Hunt Cup (1979 Pipedreamer) Horses in Training (1974-2008): 45; 46; 50; 51; 60; 56; 65; 74; 86; 82; 81; 73; 83; 78; 70; 46; 45; 62; 58; 53; 37; 41; 39; 54; 42; 38; 37; 42; 37; 50; 64; 60; 56; 56; 47 Number of wins in a season (2000-2007): 76; 46; 32; 37; 9; 10; 14 Wins in 2008: 16

Winning jockey:-Name: O’Neill, Dane William Date of birth: 1/8/75 Big Race Wins Include: Cork and Orrery Stakes (1999 Bold Edge); Diadem Stakes (1999 Bold Edge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Temple Stakes (2003 Airwave), Lupe Stakes (2006 Soft Centre (dht Rising Cross)) First Winner: Port Sunlight, Sandown, July 1, 1994 Royal Ascot Wins (3): Jersey Stakes (June 16, 1999, Lots Of Magic); Cork and Orrery Stakes (June 17, 1999, Bold Edge), Royal Hunt Cup (June 18, 2003, Macadamia) Wins (2000-2007): 32; 63; 70; 110; 74; 86; 94; 61; Wins in 2008: 53



SECOND RACE RESULT

2.00pm WEATHERBYS SUPERLATIVE STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£80,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo Weights colts and gelding 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties a winner of a group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb Entries 13 pay £650 Penalty Value 1st £45,416; 2nd £17,216; 3rd £8,616; 4th £4,296; 5th £2,152; 6th £1,080

1 FIRTH OF FIFTH (IRE) (Daniel Perchard) Tom Dascombe 2-9-0 Richard Kingscote [8] 8/1
2 WEALD PARK (USA) (The Heffer Syndicate) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes [5] 9/2
3 SHAWEEL (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori [7] 13/2
4 GRAND DUCAL (IRE) (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-0 Johnny Murtagh [2] 11/4F
5 DEADLY SECRET (USA) (J Staunton) Richard Fahey 2-9-0 Paul Hanagan [1]
6 SANVEAN (IRE) (Margaret Findlay) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Ted Durcan [9]
7 PRIME SPIRIT (IRE) (Prime Equestrian) Bryan Smart 2-9-0 Tom Eaves [3]
8 MANAGUA (Capital) Mick Channon 2-9-0 Darryll Holland [6]
9 SAPPHIRE PRINCE (USA) (Ian Beach & John Fletcher) John Best 2-9-0 Seb Sanders [4]

9 ran
Distances: 1 1/4, nk, 1, 1/2, 1, nk, 8, 1
Time: 1m 26.15s
Breeder: Peter Savill
Breeding: b c Traditionally (USA) - Wish List (IRE) (Mujadil (USA))
Totes: Win: £8.60 Places: £2.40; £1.70; £2.60 Exacta: £51.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Dascombe, Tom Born: Bristol, April 30, 1973 Based: Lambourn, Berkshire Background: Started riding ponies at three years old, before working for Henry Candy and Martin Pipe. Rode 96 winners over the jumps, before working for Ralph Beckett, Mike de Kock and in America. First Pattern Race Winner: Classic Blade (2008 TNT July Stakes) Big Race Wins: Weatherbys Superlative Stakes (2008 Firth Of Fifth); TNT July Stakes (2008 Classic Blade); Rockingham Stakes (2007 Max One Two Three) Number Of Wins (2006-07):10; 26; Wins in 2008: 21

Winning jockey:- Name: Kingscote, Richard Based: c/o Roger Charlton, Beckhampton House, Marlborough, Wiltshire Background: Builder’s son from Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Spent winter 2005/06 riding in Australia for Sydney trainer Ron Quinton First Pattern Race Success: Classic Blade (2008 TNT July Stakes) Big Race Wins: Weatherbys Superlative Stakes (2008 Firth Of Fifth); TNT July Stakes (2008 Classic Blade); Rockingham Stakes (2007 Max One Two Three) Wins 2004-2007: 2; 31; 33; 31; Wins This Season: 25


THIRD RACE RESULT

2.35pm LADBROKES BUNBURY CUP HERITAGE HANDICAP
£100,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 3yo+ Weight highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Weights raised 2lb Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after June 28, each race won 6lb (any horse rated above 110 (118 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 (118 if 3yo) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted) racer Forever’s Handicap Mark 108 Entries 47 pay £500 Penalty Value 1st £62,310; 2nd £18,660; 3rd £9,330; 4th £4,670; 5th £2,330; 6th £1,170

1 LITTLE WHITE LIE (IRE) (The Three Honest Men) John Jenkins 4-9-0 Darryll Holland [19] 14/1
2 LOVELACE (Hamad Suhail) Mark Johnston 4-9-10 Ryan Moore [13] 15/2
3 REGAL PARADE (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 4-8-8 Ahmed Ajtebi (5) [9] 12/1
4 MASTERSHIP (IRE) (Dark Horse Racing Partnership Two) John Quinn 4-8-11 Robert Winston [7] 14/1
5 GIGANTICUS (USA) (D James, Cavendish Inv Ltd, Matthew Green) Barry Hills 5-8-13 Ted Durcan [18]
6 DAMIKA (IRE) (G Bedford) Richard Whitaker 5-9-8 Dean McKeown[12]
7 RACER FOREVER (USA) (Mohamed Obaida) John Gosden 5-9-10b Jimmy Fortune [6]
8 DIAMOND TYCOON (USA) (Mrs Johnny McKeever & Charlotte Musgrave) Brian Meehan 4-9-4t Richard Hughes [11]
9 CAPRICORN RUN (USA) (Paul Dixon & Placida Racing) Alan McCabe 5-9-5p Seb Sanders [10]
10 DHAULAR DHAR (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XIv) Jim Goldie 6-9-1 Danny Tudhope [4]
11 ZAAHID (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 4-9-0 Richard Hills [1] 4/1F
12 ASHDOWN EXPRESS (IRE) (W Jackson) William Knight 9-9-1 Paul Doe [2]
13 ROYAL POWER (IRE) (David Nicholls) David Nicholls 5-9-1 Adrain Nicholls [8]
14 ARTIMINO (Cheveley Park Stud) James Fanshawe 4-9-2 Jamie Spencer [20]
15 SMART ENOUGH (East Wind Racing Ltd) Mikael Magnusson 5-9-5 Kerrin McEvoy [3]
16 HINTON ADMIRAL (Aidan J Ryan Racing I) Richard Fahey 4-8-6 Frederik Tylicki (7) [5]
17 MINE (IRE) (Mike Dawson) James Bethell 10-9-0 Frankie Dettori [15]
18 DABBERS RIDGE (IRE) (Maurice Hogg) Barry Hills 6-9-0 Michael Hills [16]

18 ran
Non-runners: 7 King’s Apostle (ground); 19 Pawan (Vet’s Certificate)
Distances: hd, 1, nk, 1/2, hd, hd, 1 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/4, 2, hd, nk, 1 1/4, 1/2, 1/2, 8, 2
Time:1m 24.16s
Breeder: John Hassett
Breeding: b g Orpen (USA) - Miss Informed (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Totes: Win: £15.70 Places: £3.10; £2.20; £3.50; £3.40 Exacta: £143.80

Winning trainer: John Jenkins Based: Kings Ride Stables, Baldock Road, Royston, Hertfordshire Date of birth: 10/10/47. Date of first licence: 1979 Background: Stable lad with father, Ren, and National Hunt jockey Big Race Wins Include: Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup (2008 Little White Lie) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002 Thundering Surf) First Goodwood Winner: Actinium, Pimm’s Goodwood Handicap, July 29, 1987 Total Goodwood Wins: 5 (1 at Festival Meeting) Number of horses in training (1983-2008): 36, 38, 46, 61, 48, 62, 55, 54, 59, 63, 45, 42, 44, 57, 36, 37, 50, 40, 40, 37, 47, 58, 43, 40; 43; 45; Wins on Flat (2001-07): 10; 4; 21; 15; 15; 20; 11; Wins in 2008: 10

Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul Date of birth: 14/6/72 Background: First sat on a horse aged 16, and wrote to Barry Hills, asking to become his stable apprentice. Rode his first winner two years later, becoming champion apprentice in the 1990/91 season. Moved to Mark Johnston’s yard in 1994, spending the winters riding in Hong Kong. Also rode in Japan, winning the Group Two Mainichi Okan for Godolphin in October 1996. Finished third in the jockeys’ championship in 1998 with 128 victories, and became a household name in 2003, winning three Group One races aboard Falbrav, as well as the Dewhurst on Milk It Mick and finishing second behind Kieren Fallon in the jockeys’ table with 157 wins. First winner: Sinclair Boy, Warwick, May 7, 1990 Major wins include: Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup (2008 Little White Lie), Betfred Classic Trial (2006 Primary), Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), Dewhurst Stakes (2003 Milk It Mick), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Ebor Handicap (2004 Mephisto), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German Oaks (2006 Almerita), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Juddmonte International (2003 Falbrav), Keepmoat May Hill Stakes (2006 Simply Perfect), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Yorkshire Cup (2005 Franklins Gardens, 2006 Percussionist), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2000 Danceabout, 2007 Majestic Roi) Royal Ascot Wins (7): King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef), Jersey Stakes (1998 Diktat), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen), Chesham Stakes (2003 Pearl Of Love), King’s Stand Stakes (2004 The Tatling), Wolferton Handicap (2007 championship Point) Wins(1990-2007):30, 83, 68, 68, 55, 71, 30, 104, 128, 74, 78, 105, 113, 157, 152, 64, 73, 61, Wins This Year: 38


FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.10pm DARLEY JULY CUP (GROUP ONE)
(THIRD BRITISH LEG OF THE GLOBAL SPRING CHALLENGE)
£400,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 5lb; fillies and mares 9st 2lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 6lb Entries 66 pay £1400 1st Forfeit 47 pay £1500 Confirmed 21 pay £1100 Penalty Value 1st £227,080; 2nd £86,080; 3rd £43,080; 4th £21,480; 5th £10,760; 6th £5,400

1 MARCHAND D'OR (FR) (Mme J-L Giral) Freddie Head FR 5-9-5 Davy Bonilla [9]
2 US RANGER (USA) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Joseph Allen) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-5 Johnny Murtagh [12]
3 WAR ARTIST (AUS) (Vintage Thoroughbreds) James Eustace 5-9-5 Kerrin McEvoy [7]
4 ASTRONOMER ROYAL (USA) (Derrick Smith., Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-5 Ryan Moore [5]
5 KINGSGATE NATIVE (IRE) (John Mayne) John Best 3-8-13 Seb Sanders [15]
6 DIABOLICAL (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-5 Frankie Dettori [6]
7 PRIME DEFENDER (S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion) Barry Hills 4-9-5 Michael Hills [3]
8 ASSERTIVE (Lady Whent) Richard Hannon 5-9-5 Richard Hughes [4]
9 FAT BOY (IRE) (Maurice Sines) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [16]
10 BENBAUN (IRE) (Ransley, Birks, Hillen) Mark Wallace 7-9-5v Fran Berry [1]
11 ZIDANE (Jan & Peter Hopper) James Fanshawe 6-9-5 Robert Winston [13]
12 OFF THE RECORD (Peter Onslow & Ian Henderson) James Given 4-9-5 Tom Queally [11]
13 SIR GERRY (USA) (Mrs Gerry Galligan) James Fanshawe 3-8-13 Jamie Spencer [14]

13 ran
Non-runners: 5 Les Arcs (ground); 13 Seachange (ground); 10 Utmost Respect (ground)
Distances: hd, 1/2, nk, 1/2, hd, nk, 1 1/2, nk, 1/2, hd, 2 1/4, 1 3/4
Time: 1m 11.01s
Breeder: Mme C Giral
Breeding: gr g Marcahnd de Sable (USA) - Fedora (FR) (Kendor (FR))
Totes: Win: £3.50 Places: £1.20; £2.20; £2.00 Exacta: £15.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Head, Freddie Born: June 19, 1947 at Neuilly Based: Chantilly, France Background: a member of the first family of French racing, father Alec was a legendary jockey and trainer before handing over to Freddie’s sister Criquette in 1978, grandfather Willie also rode, sister Martine runs the Haras Du Quesnay Stud. He used to be a superb jockey in his riding days around the Paris tracks before becoming a trainer (in 1998) upon retirement from the saddle in August, 1997 - his first success came in April, 1964, and he went on to become a six-time French champion jockey. He rode four Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winners - Bon Mot III (1966), San San (1972), Ivanjica (1976) and Three Troikas (1979). He also won the 1000 Guineas on Ma Biche (1983) and Miesque (1987) and the 2000 Guineas on Zino in 1982 Big Race Wins as a Trainer: Darley July Cup (2008 Marchand D’Or), Prix Noailles (2000 Kutub), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2006 & 2007 Marchand D’Or), Gr 2 Prix du Muguet (2007 Racinger), Gr 3 Prix de la Porte Maillot (2006 & 2007 Marchand D’Or) Wins in Britain in 2008: 1

Winning Jockey:-Name: Bonilla, Davy Background: Father was a successful jockey in the French provinces. At 14 attended apprentice school at Chantilly and was apprenticed to Tony Clout. After losing claim two years in the wilderness followed before he began riding over jumps with his 24 successes over obstacles including the Grand Steeple-Chase d’Enghien in 1998. He is attached to up-and-coming stable of Freddie Head. Big Race Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2008 Marchand D’Or), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2006 Lavrock), Prix de la Porte Maillot (2007 Marchand D’Or), Prix Vanteaux (2002 Ana Marie), Prix de Barbeville (2002 Balthazar), Prix d’Hedouville (2002 Califet), Prix Robert Papin (2001 Zipping), Preis Von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Prix Du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian) Wins in Britain in 2008: 1


FIFTH RACE RESULT

3.45pm GCE HIRES WINNERS E.B.F. MAIDEN FILLIES' STAKES
£15,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo which are EBF eligible Weights 9st Entries 26 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £9,714; 2nd £2,890.50; 3rd £1,444.50; 4th £721.50

1 FANTASIA (Fittocks Stud & Andrew Bengough) Luca Cumani 2-9-0 Dane O'Neill [5] 7/1
2 RESPITE (Cheveley Park Stud) William Haggas 2-9-0 Michael Hills [9] 9/2
3 SHARPENER (IRE) (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Ryan Moore [1] 5/1
4 EVENING SUNSET (GER) (Sangster Family) Mick Channon 2-9-0 Darryll Holland [11]
5 HELPMERONDA (Neville Callaghan) Simon Callaghan 2-9-0 Holly Hall [4]
6 GIVE (IRE) (Jenny Powell) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes [3]
7 LOVELY THOUGHT (Liam Sheridan) William Haggas 2-9-0 Kerrin McEvoy [2]
8 XAAROON (IRE) (J Beever) Charlie McBride 2-9-0 Robert Winston [10]

(Zelloof, the 7/2 favourite was withdrawn at the start)

8 ran
Non-runners: 2 Arctic Freedom (vet’s certificate); 1 Al Sabaheya (withdrawn at start - 5p in the pound deduction); 11 Zelloof (withdrawn at start - 20p in the pound deduction)
Distances: 3 1/4, 1/2, 3 1/4, 1/2, 2, 3 3/4, 5
Time: 1m 14.53s
Breeder: Ronchalon Racing UK Ltd
Breeding: b f Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Blue Symphony (Darshaan)
Totes: Win: £6.50 Places: £1.70; £1.40; £1.70 Exacta: £24.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Cumani, Luca Matteo Date of birth: 7/4/49; Date of first licence: 1976; First winner: Three Legs, Duke Of York Stakes, York, May 13, 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), St Leger (1984 Commanche Run) Other major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Challenge Stakes (2005 Le Vie Dei Colori), Eclipse-Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Gran Premio di Milano (2000 Endless Hall), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 Ensconse, 2002 Gossamer), Irish Derby (1988 Kahyasi), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1993 Barathea), Italian Oaks (1998 Zomaradah), Japan Cup (2003 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), Juddmonte International Stakes (1985 Commanche Run, 1998 One So Wonderful, 2003 Falbrav), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2001 Gossamer), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix du Moulin (2005 Starcraft), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 2003 Falbrav, 2005 Starcraft), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2001 Endless Hall), St James’s Palace Stakes (1985 Bairn, 1987 Half a Year), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set), Yorkshire Oaks (1993 & 1994 Only Royale) totesport Ebor (2007 Purple Moon) Royal Ascot wins: 10 First Royal Ascot winner: Sunny Spring (June 18, 1976 - Windsor Castle Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1985 Bairn, 1987 Half A Year), Queen Anne Stakes (1987 Then Again, 1990 Markofdistinction, 1994 Barathea). Trains at Bedford House Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Horses in training (1985-2008): 100; 112; 119; 151; 165; 187; 150; 132; 121; 96; 103; 124; 139; 152; 135; 100; 83; 84; 103; 102; 103; 120; 112; 118 Wins in a season (1984-2007): 50; 60; 67; 83; 73; 88; 109; 72; 54; 39; 47; 39; 62; 66; 54; 34; 29; 25; 24; 57; 42; 38; 39; 54; Wins in 2008: 21

Winning jockey:-Name: O’Neill, Dane William Date of birth: 1/8/75 Big Race Wins Include: Cork and Orrery Stakes (1999 Bold Edge); Diadem Stakes (1999 Bold Edge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Temple Stakes (2003 Airwave), Lupe Stakes (2006 Soft Centre (dht Rising Cross)) First Winner: Port Sunlight, Sandown, July 1, 1994 Royal Ascot Wins (3): Jersey Stakes (June 16, 1999, Lots Of Magic); Cork and Orrery Stakes (June 17, 1999, Bold Edge), Royal Hunt Cup (June 18, 2003, Macadamia) First Royal Ascot win:Jersey Stakes (June 16, 1999, Lots Of Magic) Wins (2000-2007): 32; 63; 70; 110; 74; 86; 94; 61; Wins in 2008: 54


SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.20pm ARISTOCRACY RACING CLUB NURSERY HANDICAP
£20,000 guaranteed For 2yo Weights highest weight not higher than 9st 7lb Minimum Weight 7st 12lb Penalties after June 28, each race won 6lb Beat Seven’s Estimated Handicap Mark 86 Entries 23 pay £100 Penalty value 1st £12,952; 2nd £3,854; 3rd £1,926; 4th £962

1 MEASUREMENT (IRE) (B Bull) Richard Hannon 2-9-4 Richard Hughes [2] 7/4F
2 FAREER (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-9-1 Richard Hills [5] 4/1
3 BAD BEAT (R West) Vince Smith 2-9-6 Darryll Holland [1] 12/1
4 BEAT SEVEN (Holistic Racing) Gay Kelleway 2-9-7 Micky Fenton [6]
5 SCENIC PASS (Aristocracy Racing Club) Mick Channon 2-8-0 Jimmy Quinn [3]
6 GAL ALOUD (USA) (Jenny Powell) Richard Hannon 2-9-4 Ryan Moore [4]
7 DADDY'S GIFT (IRE) (Charlee & Hollie Allan) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Dane O'Neill [13]
8 MOTOR HOME (Philip Eaton) Andrew Balding 2-9-5 Jimmy Fortune [11]
9 DUKE OF AQUITAINE (USA) (Meyrick & Dunnington-Jefferson) Paul Cole 2-8-5 D T Da Silva (7) [9]
10 HAVEN'T A CLUE (Lady Fairhaven) Sir Mark Prescott 2-8-13 Seb Sanders [10]

10 ran
Non-runners: 3 Urumazin (ground); 7 Hay Fever (self certificate); 12 Liturgical (self certificate)
Distances: 1/2, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, 1, nk, nk, 8, nk, 21
Time: 1m 28.72s
Breeder: Donagh Killilea
Breeding: b c Viking Ruler (AUS) - El-Libaab (Unfuwain (USA)
Totes: Win: £2.60 Places: £4.40; £1.80; £3.70 Exacta: £9.40

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Prix de Ris Orangis (2006 Presto Shinko), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo) Royal Ascot wins: 23 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Chesham Stakes (1983 Head For Heights, 2008 Free Agent) Number of horses in training (1985-2008): 67: 75: 74: 80: 85: 107: 131: 139: 155: 178: 167: 155: 149: 145: 155: 162: 147: 169: 169: 149: 169; 163; 184 Number of wins in a season (1982-2007):38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126: 154: 182: 112: 115: 109: 94: 108: 123: 135: 110: 121: 122: 113: 145; 127; 134; Wins in 2008: 97

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprentice to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Major wins include: Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gordon Richards Stakes (2006 Day Flight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Musidora Stakes (2007 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain) Royal Ascot Wins (16): Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aaviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent) Wins in Britain (1994-2007):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, Wins in 2008: 72


SEVENTH RACE RESULT

4.55pm EGERTON HOUSE STABLES HANDICAP
£15,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f, For 3yo+ Rated 73-90 (also open to such horses rated 72 and below) Weights highest weight 10st Minimum weight 8st 11lb, 3yo 7st 12lb Penalties after June 28, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 13lb John Terry’s Handicap mark 90 Entries 42 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £9,714; 2nd £2,890.50; 3rd £1,444.50; 4th £721.50

1 PROFIT'S REALITY (IRE) (Phones Direct Partnership) Paul Blockley 6-9-11 Darryll Holland [14] 14/1
2 CANDLE (Mrs David Blackburn) Henry Candy 5-9-12 Dane O'Neill [9] 8/1
3 COOL JUDGEMENT (IRE) (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 3-9-1 Philip Robinson [13] 13/8F
4 TIFERNATI (Johnny Townsend) William Haggas 4-9-10 Liam Jones [16]
5 BASSINET (USA) (John Drew) James Toller 4-8-11 Kirsty Milczarek (3) [1]
6 HAARTH SOVEREIGN (IRE) (The Kingshoip) Walter Swinburn 4-9-3 Saleem Golam [11]
7 MIKAO (IRE) (Ben & Carole Allen) Mark Tompkins 7-9-8 Michael Hills [3]
8 HORSEFORD HILL (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 4-9-10 Seb Sanders [17]
9 RUFF DIAMOND (USA) (John Griffin, Owen Mullen) John Best 3-8-6 Richard Kingscote [6]
10 COME ON JONNY (IRE) (A Frost) Ralph Beckett 6-9-13 Nelson De Souza [2]
11 NEW BEGINNING (IRE) (P Lamyman) Sue Lamyman 4-9-4 Jimmy Quinn [7]
12 GRANDE CAIMAN (IRE) (Ian Wright) Richard Hannon 4-9-13 Richard Hughes [15]
13 MOON MIX (FR) (N Trevithick) John Jenkins 5-8-11 Frankie Dettori [4]
14 ABANDON (USA) (Cheveley Park Stud) William Haggas 5-9-10 Ryan Moore [8]
15 AINAMA (IRE) (R Morecombe & D Morrison) MichaelWigham 4-8-13 Jamie Spencer [12]

15 ran
Non-runners: 1 John Terry; 10 Generous Gem (withdrawn)
Distances: 1/2, sh, 3 3/4, 5, sh, 5, 2 3/4, 1 3/4, 3, 2, dist, hd, 15, 3/4
Time: No official time
Breeder: Michael Munnelly
Breeding: br g Key Of Luck (USA) - Teacher Preacher (IRE) (Taufan (USA))
Totes: Win: £19.50 Places: £5.80; £2.60; £1.50 Exacta: £177.60

Winning trainer Blockley, Paul Born: September 13, 1959 Based: Coedkernew, Newport and Lambourn Background: orphaned at the age of five, he worked in various yards including as a groom for Reg Akehurst. He assisted trainer Tom Bill before setting up as a trainer on the Bethell Estate in Yorkshire in 1986. Moved to the Midlands and quit training due to financial pressures. Returned to train in Yorkshire in the early 1990s but the death of his main patron prompted a switch to Belgium where low prize money forced him to quit. Returned to Britain to work as assistant to Russell Wilman and took out a licence to train at Southwell racecourse in 2003. He is now based near Newport in South Wales, whilst also operating a satellite yard for his two-year-olds in Lambourn since March 2006. Big Race Wins: Great St Wilfrid Handicap (2003 Hidden Dragon); Newton Investment Management Rockingham Stakes (2006 Baby Strange) Achievements: All-weather champion trainer in 2003/04 and 2004/2005 (24 wins) Number of horses in training (2004-2008): 65; 67; 67; 43; 36 Wins in 2003-2007: 26; 50; 43; 36; 15; Wins in 2008: 22

Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul Date of birth: 14/6/72 Background: First sat on a horse aged 16, and wrote to Barry Hills, asking to become his stable apprentice. Rode his first winner two years later, becoming champion apprentice in the 1990/91 season. Moved to Mark Johnston’s yard in 1994, spending the winters riding in Hong Kong. Also rode in Japan, winning the Group Two Mainichi Okan for Godolphin in October 1996. Finished third in the jockeys’ championship in 1998 with 128 victories, and became a household name in 2003, winning three Group One races aboard Falbrav, as well as the Dewhurst on Milk It Mick and finishing second behind Kieren Fallon in the jockeys’ table with 157 wins. First winner: Sinclair Boy, Warwick, May 7, 1990 Major wins include: Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup (2008 Little White Lie), Befred Classic Trial (2006 Primary), Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), Dewhurst Stakes (2003 Milk It Mick), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Ebor Handicap (2004 Mephisto), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German Oaks (2006 Almerita), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Juddmonte International (2003 Falbrav), Keepmoat May Hill Stakes (2006 Simply Perfect), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Yorkshire Cup (2005 Franklins Gardens, 2006 Percussionist), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2000 Danceabout, 2007 Majestic Roi) Royal Ascot Wins (7): King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef), Jersey Stakes (1998 Diktat), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen), Chesham Stakes (2003 Pearl Of Love), King’s Stand Stakes (2004 The Tatling), Wolferton Handicap (2007 championship Point) First Royal Ascot win: King George V Handicap, Diaghilef, June 22, 1995 Wins(1990-2007):30, 83, 68, 68, 55, 71, 30, 104, 128, 74, 78, 105, 113, 157, 152, 64, 73, 61, Wins This Year: 39


LEADING TRAINER - FINAL STANDINGS

Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 2 1 2
Andrew Balding 2 1 -
Tom Dascombe 2 - -
John Gosden 1 2 -
Mark Johnston 1 1 1
Henry Candy 1 1 -
Michael Jarvis 1 - 2
Paul Howling 1 - 1
Paul Blockley 1 - -
Mick Channon 1 - -
Luca Cumani 1 - -
Freddie Head FR 1 - -
Barry Hills 1 - -
John Jenkins 1 - -
Jonny Portman 1 - -
Richard Price 1 - -
Saeed bin Suroor 1 - -
Chris Wall 1 - -
William Haggas - 2 1
Michael Bell - 1 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - 1 1
Sir Michael Stoute - 1 1
Simon Callaghan - 1 -
Clive Cox - 1 -
Ed Dunlop - 1 -
Barry Hills - 1 -
Dean Ivory - 1 -
William Jarvis - 1 -
John Jenkins - 1 -
Debbie Mountain - 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 1 -
Roger Teal - 1 -
John Best - - 1
Roger Charlton - - 1
James Eustace - - 1
Richard Fahey - - 1
James Given - - 1
Pat Haslam - - 1
Brian Meehan - - 1
Terry Mills - - 1
David Nicholls - - 1
David Simcock - - 1
Vince Smith - - 1


LEADING JOCKEY - FINAL STANDINGS

Jockey ` 1st 2nd 3rd
Frankie Dettori 2 2 1
Dane O’Neill 2 3 -
Jimmy Fortune 2 2 -
Richard Kingscote 2 1 -
Darryll Holland 2 - 1
Richard Hills 1 2 1
William Buick 1 1 -
Richard Hughes 1 1 -
Philip Robinson 1 - 1
Jim Crowley 1 - 1
George Baker 1 - -
Davy Bonilla 1 - -
Edward Creighton 1 - -
David Probert 1 - -
Tom Queally 1 - -
Robert Winston 1 - -
Ryan Moore - 2 3
Michael Hills - 2 -
Alan Munro - 1 3
Michael Geran - 1 -
Adam Kirby - 1 -
Johnny Murtagh - 1 -
Hayley Turner - 1 -
Ahmed Ajtebi - - 2
Kerrin McEvoy - - 2
Steve Drowne - - 1
Martin Dwyer - - 1
Paul Hanagan - - 1
Liam Keniry - - 1
Jimmy Quinn - - 1
Jamie Spencer - - 1














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