GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2008
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JULY 29
GOODWOOD RACECOURSE HONOURS SIR PETER O’SULLEVAN TOMORROW
Goodwood Racecourse has named a race during Glorious Goodwood tomorrow (Wednesday, July 30) in honour of Sir Peter O’Sullevan, master commentator, journalist, racehorse owner and charity fund-raiser, who celebrated his 90th birthday on March 3.
The £85,000 Sir Peter O’Sullevan Voice Of Racing Heritage Handicap (4.05pm) is a summer celebration of his birthday.
Goodwood Racecourse’s Managing Director Rod Fabricius explained: “For many years, the things that best summed up Glorious Goodwood were the stunning setting, the competitive racing and the commentaries of Peter O’Sullevan.
“We are therefore thrilled that Sir Peter will have a race named in his honour at that meeting in 2008. Peter has a special place in the hearts of everyone here at Goodwood and we are looking forward to welcoming him back as a very special guest this summer.”
Sir Peter, who called his first race for the BBC in 1947, has a long association with Goodwood. He went racing there as a child and provided inimitable race commentaries to a host of golden moments over a 50-year period.
Sir Peter commented: “I’m delighted to receive this honour at Goodwood. For eight decades, no less, my annual return to the most scenic racecourse in the world has been a personal highlight. Goodwood’s charming gesture will make 2008 especially memorable for me.”
Born on March 3, 1918, Sir Peter developed a boyhood passion for horseracing and his Goodwood experience stretches back to his youth, watching the action amid the throng on Trundle Hill. It was from that vantage point that he witnessed the great stayer Brown Jack win the 1930 Goodwood Cup.
He joined the Press Association as a racing correspondent in 1944 and began his broadcasting career in 1946. Sir Peter first worked at Goodwood as a race reader in 1951 and the following year he became the first BBC commentator to operate without a race reader as he went solo for the 1952 Stewards’ Cup.
Sir Peter, racing correspondent at the Daily Express from 1950 until 1986, was awarded the OBE in 1976 for services to racing, elected a member of the Jockey Club in 1982 and received his knighthood in 1997, the year he delivered his final commentary.
His enduring appeal and the affection in which he is held by racing professionals, as well as fans from Her Majesty, the Queen, to racegoers, is confirmed by his appearance at number 16 in the Racing Post’s 100 all-time racing greats, sandwiched between no less a pair of racing training legends than Sir Noel Murless and Michael Dickinson.
The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust, established upon his retirement in 1997, has distributed more than £1.5 million to six welfare concerns, Blue Cross, Brooke Hospital for Animals, Compassion in World Farming, International League for the Protection of Horses, Racing Welfare and the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre.
As an owner, he enjoyed success with the crack sprinter Be Friendly and hurdler Attivo before reaching a landmark 50th winner in December, 2001, when Never scored over hurdles at Ascot.
Sir Peter’s voice is inextricably tied to a host of the most memorable contests ever staged at Goodwood, such as the scintillating finish to the 1992 Sussex Stakes.
The contest between the previous year’s Sussex Stakes winner and champion miler Selkirk and the exceptional filly Marling is one of the most thrilling races ever witnessed at Glorious Goodwood and it was Sir Peter who enhanced the excitement.
As the ultimately victorious Marling challenged the imposing Selkirk down the far rail, he relayed: “It’s Selkirk the leader as they race into the closing stages. It’s Selkirk with Marling fighting back. Marling is fighting back - is going to win it. Marling is going to win it at the line. Marling and Selkirk in a photo!”
Sir Peter opened the Goodwood’s Sussex Grandstand in 1990.
Goodwood, set high on the Sussex Downs, hosts 22 days of Flat racing from May to October, attracting the very best from the world of horseracing.
The racecourse is not only a breathtaking backdrop for some of the very finest racing, but it is also one of the world’s greatest venues for entertaining. There are few moments in sport to equal the thrill of a top-class field making that final dash to the winning post.
The combination of sublime surroundings and sporting excellence makes Goodwood the perfect place. The mood is relaxed, with a style all its own.
GLORIOUS GOODWOOD WEDNESDAY PREVIEW
Seven high-class horses have been declared for the £300,000 Group One BGC Sussex Stakes (3.30pm) over a mile at Goodwood tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30, headed by dual English/Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Henrythenavigator, who will bid to extend trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Group One haul to 16 so far this season and give the Irish handler a third BGC Sussex Stakes success following Giant’s Causeway (2000) and Rock Of Gibraltar (2002). If successful, the Kingmambo colt would become the seventh horse to complete the English 2,000 Guineas/Sussex Stakes double (since 1945) and first since the aforementioned Rock Of Gibraltar.
A winner of the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes on his most recent start, Henrythenavigator is joined in the line-up by stablemate and likely pacemaker Windsor Palace, while John Gosden is represented by Raven’s Pass, the three quarters of a length runner-up to Henrythenavigator at Royal Ascot.
Peter Chapple-Hyam has declared both Winker Watson, who returned from a year off to finish seventh in the Group One Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly on his most recent start, and Tariq, successful in the Group Two Betfair Cup at last year’s Glorious Goodwood, while Richard Hannon will saddle Major Cadeaux, a winner at Group Two level this season. Hannon claimed the 2003 Sussex Stakes renewal with Reel Buddy.
The seven-strong line-up is completed by the Andrew Balding-trained Dream Eater, who was fifth in the 2,000 Guineas.
Meanwhile, the supporting £85,000 Group Two Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2.50pm) over seven furlongs has attracted a field of 11, including the Tom Dascombe-trained Firth Of Fifth, successful in the Group Two Superlative Stakes on his last start at Newmarket.
Aidan O’Brien is also double handed with Group Three Anglesey Stakes runner-up Westphalia, the mount of Coolmore number one jockey Johnny Murtagh, and maiden winner Set Sail.
They are joined in the field by compatriot Ryehill Dreamer, trained by Tommy Stack. The son of Catcher In The Rye has two victories from three starts to his credit, most recently the Listed Golden Fleece Stakes at Leopardstown.
Peter Chapple-Hyam, who sent out subsequent Derby winner Dr Devious to win the 1991 Vintage Stakes, is set to send out the only maiden in the contest in the form of Sayif, second in the Group Two July Stakes on his latest start. Seb Sanders will get the leg up having recently been announced as retained rider, when available, for owners Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar.
Mark Johnston, successful with Lucky Story (2003) and Shamardal (2004) has declared Shaweel, while Richard Hannon, triumphant with future 2,000 Guineas victor Don’t Forget Me in 1986, is represented by the duo of Soul City and Instalment. The Karl Burke-trained Group Two Coventry Stakes third Lord Shanakill completes the field along with Baycat and Orizaba from the respective yards of Jonny Portman and Mick Channon.
Action gets underway on day two of Glorious Goodwood with the £50,000 Invesco Perpetual Goodwood Handicap (2.15pm) over the marathon distance of two miles and five furlongs and the longest race of the meeing. A maximum field of 20 has been declared, including the hat-trick seeking pair of Keelung and Directa’s Digger, trained by Richard Ford and Michael Scudamore junior respectively.
The Mick Channon-trained Som Tala, fifth in last year’s contest, will carry top-weight of 9st 10lb under Frankie Dettori, while Pocket Too, ninth 12 months ago, is also among the declared runners.
The maximum field of 16 has also been declared for the £85,000 Sir Peter O’Sullevan Voice Of Racing Handicap (4.05pm), in which Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore will bid for back-to-back wins, this year with Colony.
The Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group Fourteen will be hoping that their Goodwood Starlight can complete a hat-trick of victories in the mile and a half contest, while course and distance winner Savarin represents Luca Cumani.
The Mark Johnston-trained Fongs Gazelle will bid to repeat last year’s success in the £20,000 Weatherbys Bank EBF Fillies' Handicap (4.40pm) when she takes on 12 rivals in the nine-furlong event. She will face stiff opposition from the Clive Cox-trained Perfect Star, who has only been out of the first two once in eight starts but has yet to see a racecourse this season.
Among her other rivals is the twice-raced Marcus Tregoning-trained Asfurah’s Dream, a course and distance winner on her last start, while Michael Bell will saddle interesting runner Maryqueenofscots, a winner of her only start last season.
The £20,000 Winston’s Wish Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (5.15pm) over six furlongs has attracted some well-bred newcomers among the 16 declared runners.
Notable entries include the Richard Hannon-trained Dane’s World, who is a sister to Aidan O’Brien’s useful Listed winner Georgebernardshaw, while the Barry Hills-trained Intense is the first foal of smart dual winner Modesta, a half-sister to Oaks/Fillies Mile winner Reams Of Verse and Eclipse Stakes victor Elmaamul.
Of those with some experience, the Clive Cox-trained Perfect Pride catches the eye along with Hannon’s other entries, Victoria Sponge and Ruasgreyasme.
The concluding event of the day is the £20,000 Kennels EBF Classified Stakes (5.50pm) over seven furlongs, for which nine are declared. Hannon is represented by the trio of Firestreak, Berbice and Palmerin, while the Stoute/Moore combination will team up with Flawed Genius.
THE BGC SUSSEX STAKES FACTS & FIGURES
The £300,000 BGC Sussex Stakes, one of the most prestigious mile races in Europe, was first run in 1841.
The Sussex Stakes was originally for two-year-olds but, from 1841, it was uncontested 25 times in 37 years, including 14 walkovers, until being restricted to three-year-olds in 1878.
Four-years-old were allowed to compete in 1960 and, from 1975, five-year-olds and upwards could also take part.
The race has carried Group One status since the introduction of the current Pattern race system in 1971.
Until the Blue Square Nassau Stakes was upgraded in status in 1999, the Sussex Stakes was the only Group One race run at Goodwood. Both take place at the five-day Festival Meeting in late July or early August.
The prestige of the Sussex Stakes was enhanced by the respective victories in 1885 and 1909 of the 2,000 Guineas winner Paradox and King Edward VII's Derby winner Minoru.
The Sussex Stakes was not run from 1915 to 1918 because of the First World War, or from 1942 to 1945 because of the second conflict. The 1941 renewal, won by Eastern Echo, took place on Newmarket's July Course.
In 1948, the Maharaja of Baroda's My Babu, who had earlier won the 2,000 Guineas, became the first of six horses since 1945 to win that Newmarket Classic and the Sussex Stakes in the same season.
Others to have achieved the notable double of the 2,000 Guineas and Sussex Stakes in the same year were Palestine (1950), Bolkonski (1975), Wollow (1976), the great Brigadier Gerard (1971) and, most recently, Rock Of Gibraltar (2002). Henrythenavigator aims to be the seventh horse to achieve this double this year.
In 1957, the grey Quorum was a rare big-race victor at Goodwood for trainer Wilf Lyde and jockey Alec Russell. Quorum went on to sire triple Grand National winner Red Rum.
Queen’s Hussar in 1963 became the biggest-priced winner when scoring a surprise victory at odds of 25/1. Owned by Lord Carnarvon, he later sired the 1971 winner Brigadier Gerard.
Brigadier Gerard recorded his seventh straight career win in that year’s Sussex Stakes, when he cruised home to beat his four rivals by upwards of five lengths.
Since 1966, the smallest field to go to post was in 1972, when Sallust (9/2) landed back-to-back wins for the trainer/jockey combination of Dick Hern and Joe Mercer (the pair responsible for Brigadier as well), beating two rivals. In the end, it turned into virtually a two-horse race as the winner and head runner-up High Top (10/11) forged 10 lengths clear of Sparkler (15/8). There were just two runners in 1947, 1948 and 1949.
When Rock Of Gibraltar struck in 2002, beating Godolphin's Noverre who had been successful the previous season, he equalled Mill Reef's record of six consecutive Group One victories. The winner set a new record on his next start in the Group One Prix Du Moulin at Longchamp.
Three fillies have won the 1,000 Guineas and Sussex Stakes in the same season since 1945 - Sir Philip Oppenheimer's On The House in 1982, Humble Duty in 1970 and the great Petite Etoile who, ridden by Lester Piggott, beat five rivals in 1959.
On The House had 12 rivals behind her in 1982, the largest field to contest the Sussex Stakes since 1945.
Trained by Sir Noel Murless for Prince Aly Khan, the grey Petite Etoile had also won the Free Handicap and Oaks prior to Goodwood and later won the Yorkshire Oaks, Champion Stakes and the Coronation Stakes. She won a total of 14 races ranging in distance from five furlongs to a mile and a half.
Le Levanstell, trained in Ireland by Seamus McGrath and ridden by Bill Williamson, became the first four-year-old to win in 1961.
In 2003, Reel Buddy provided Pat Eddery, who retired at the end of that season, with his sixth Sussex Stakes victory and the jockey thus equalled Lester Piggott's tally as the most successful post-war rider in the race. It was also Eddery's last top-class victory before hanging up his boots.
One jockey who really excelled in the Sussex Stakes was the great Sir Gordon Richards. He partnered the winner on eight occasions between 1928 and 1952. As a trainer, he won the race once, when evens favourite Reform landed the spoils in 1967.
The French have won four renewals since 1945 - the latest being the Elie Lellouche-trained Bigstone in 1993. The others were Venture VII in 1960, Ace Of Aces (1974) and Soviet Star (1987).
The Irish have been responsible for nine successes in the same period, with Aidan O'Brien the trainer of the last two, Giant’s Causeway (2000) and Rock Of Gibraltar (2002). The others were Le Levanstall (1961), Carlemont (1965), Paveh (1966), Thatch (1973 - the first of four winners from legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien), Artaius (1977), Jaazeiro (1978) and King’s Lake (1981)
Most of the best milers of recent times have landed the Sussex Stakes including such greats as Kris (1979), Chief Singer (1984), the fillies Sonic Lady (1986) and Marling (1992), plus Warning (1988), Zilzal (1989) and Rock Of Gibraltar (2002).
In 1984, Rousillon finished first past the post but was relegated to last of the five runners following a stewards’ inquiry, in which he was found to have caused interference to promoted winner Chief Singer two furlongs out.
Godolphin's Aljabr put up a tremendous front-running display in 1999 to break the course record in 1 minute 35.66 seconds on good to firm ground. The course record for a mile is now held by Spectait (1m 35.61s - totesport Mile in 2006). Aljabr returned in 2000, finishing fifth to Giant's Causeway.
The following year, Godolphin gained a second victory in three years when Noverre scored under Frankie Dettori. He was rated the top European three-year-old miler in the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings.
In 2004, the James Fanshawe-trained filly Soviet Song recorded the second of her three Group One victories that season. She narrowly failed to follow up a year later when going down by half a length to three-year-old Proclamation, owned by Her Royal Highness Princess Haya of Jordan and trained by Jeremy Noseda.
Michael Kinane's success on Proclamation, his fourth in the Sussex Stakes, makes him the joint most successful current jockey, following wins on Among Men (1998), Giant's Causeway (2000) and Rock Of Gibraltar (2002), alongside Frankie Dettori, whose four wins came courtesy of Second Set (1991), Aljabr (1999), Noverre (2001) and Ramonti (2007).
In the training ranks, Henry Cecil sets the pace among current trainers with five victories - Bolkonski (1975), Wollow (1976), Kris (1979), Distant View (1994) and Ali-Royal (1997). That most recent success saw him break the record of four wins in the post-war era set by both Sir Noel Murless and Vincent O’Brien.
The 2006 BGC Sussex Stakes went to the Ed Dunlop-trained Court Masterpiece, ridden by Jimmy Fortune, who proved two lengths too good for 2004 winner Soviet Song with Aussie Rules and that season’s Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Araafa further back.
The BGC Sussex Stakes was among four Group One wins in 2007 for the Godolphin-owned Ramonti. He provided Frankie Dettori with his fourth success in the race and it was a third Godolphin triumph.
Since it became possible, with the change of conditions in 1960, there have not been any dual winners of the Sussex Stakes.
While a number of winners have started at prohibitive odds recently, 1959 heroine Petite Etoile remains the shortest-priced post-war winner at 1/10.
Since the race was opened to older horses in 1975, three-year-olds have continued to dominate with 22 of the minimum age category successful, while six four-year-olds, three five-year-olds and two six-year-olds have been victorious.
11 FOR ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GOODWOOD CUP
A field of 11 will go to post for Thursday’s highlight, the £100,000 Group Two Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup (3.30pm) over two miles.
Heading the declarations is the imperious Yeats, who at Royal Ascot last month became only the second horse after Sagaro to win the Gold Cup three times. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the seven-year-old Sadler’s Wells horse will be bidding to win a second Goodwood Cup, having triumphed two years ago when he proved five lengths too strong for Geordieland. Ballydoyle is also represented by Honolulu, third in last season’s Ladbrokes St Leger and successful last time out in the marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes over two miles and six furlongs at Royal Ascot.
Last season Allegretto stayed on stoutly from off the pace to get the better of Veracity by half a length and the Sir Michael Stoute-trained mare will be attempting to become the sixth multiple winner of the Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup and the first to register back-to-back successes since Double Trigger in 1997 and 1998. Last time out, the Galileo mare was fourth to Yeats in the Gold Cup. The other previous winner in the field is Distinction, also trained by Sir Michael Stoute, who won at Goodwood in 2005. The veteran nine-year-old showed he is no back number last time out when winning the Listed Esher Stakes at Sandown, having previously chased home Honolulu in the Queen Alexandra Stakes.
Godolphin won the 1999 Goodwood Cup with the great Kayf Tara and the Maktoum family’s racing operation is double handed this year with Regal Flush, the mount of Frankie Dettori, and Sagara, who will be partnered by Ted Durcan. Regal Flush boasts course-winning form having scored in the mile-and-a-half BGC Heritage Handicap at Glorious Goodwood last year. However, he was a well-beaten sixth last time behind Yeats at Royal Ascot. Sagara finished third in last season’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe but has been largely disappointing since, although he ran a fair race when fifth in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.
Along with Barry Hills, Mark Johnston is the most successful current trainer in the Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup having enjoyed five victories with Double Trigger (1995, 1997 and 1998), Royal Rebel (2000) and Darasim (2004). This year the Middleham handler saddles Peppertree Lane, winner of the Listed Hildon Stakes over a mile and a half at Goodwood on June 6.
Completing the field are this year’s Chester Cup hero Bulwark, the Luca Cumani-trained Mad Rush, an impressive winner of the Old Newton Cup at Haydock last time who is having his first attempt at two miles, Sergeant Cecil, who finished fourth behind Yeats in 2006 and Tungsten Strike, who represents local Pulborough trainer Amanda Perrett and was successful in the Listed March Stakes at Goodwood in 2007.
Today’s crowd came to 15,212 - an increase of 6.2 percent on the 2007 figure of 14,325.
Callum MacKay, Marketing & Public Relations Manager at Goodwood, said: “It was very satisfying to see an increase in attendance on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood 2008, particularly as this increase was across all three enclosures.
“We are set fair for a good week with very strong advance sales for Friday and Saturday. The Gordon enclosure is sold out for Saturday and nearly sold out for Friday.
“We now look forward to an excellent day’s racing tomorrow when Henrythenavigator is the star of the show in the BGC Sussex Stakes and the weather forecast is for tremendous summer weather.”
Today’s on-course Tote cash turnover was £460,111, up marginally on the 2007 figure of £457,085.
NO WATERING TONIGHT
Clerk of the Course Seamus Buckley said after race five: “There will be no watering of the course after racing, as there is the possibility of some showers tonight.
“We will make a decision as to further watering after racing tomorrow.
“We are delighted with the way the course has ridden today and the jockeys have been full of praise.
“There will be no rail movement after racing today.”
FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
BANK OF SCOTLAND INVESTMENT SERVICES HERITAGE HANDICAP
GULF TAKES OPENER
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Gulf Express won the opening Bank Of Scotland Investment Services Heritage Handicap in good style when coming home a length and a quarter clear of Pinpoint.
“Putting a visor on has helped him show what we always thought he was capable of,” said Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail. “He’s always worked well but had disappointed until his last two starts with the visor.
“Ryan (Moore) said that he won pretty comfortably although just hesitated for a moment when he hit the front.
“We put him in at the end of the week in case we needed a pacemaker for Galactic Star (in Friday’s Coutts Glorious Stakes) but I don’t think he’ll run.”
Moore, who had a baby son Toby yesterday to become a father for the first time, said: “It’s been a good week. As soon as he got to the front, he went right and I had my stick in my right hand. I couldn’t really stop riding because he might try to pull up. It would have been unfortunate (to lose the race in the subsequent stewards' enquiry) because he was the best horse in the race and today he showed his class.
“We were drawn three and there is no point in being wide because you’d do too much so you just have to settle back and hope the pace is alright. Luckily it was.”
Race 1 - Bank Of Scotland Investment Services Heritage Handicap
JOCKEYS UNIVERSAL IN PRAISE OF GROUND
Jockeys were universal in their praise of the ground conditions after the running of the first race, the Bank Of Scotland Investment Services Heritage Handicap, on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood 2008.
Darryll Holland, rider of Championship Point, said: “Beautiful, good ground.”
Frankie Dettori, rider of Emirates Skyline, said: “Perfect.”
Richard Hughes, rider of Mr Aviator, said: “Perfect.”
Eddie Ahern, rider of Watamu, said: “Just good ground.”
Jimmy Fortune, rider of Escape Route, said: “Good to firm ground.”
Johnny Murtagh, rider of Monte Alto, said: “Brilliant.”
Fergus Sweeney, rider of Levera, said: “Beautiful.”
Joe Fanning, rider of Luberon, said: “Good ground.”
Race 2 - Betfair Gordon Stakes - Winning Quotes
Odds-on favourite backers had their hearts in their mouths before 1/2 shot Conduit rallied in the final furlong to claim the Group Three £70,000 Betfair Gordon Stakes by a head from Donegal.
Partnered by Ryan Moore, who was registering a 15.5/1 double, the winner was headed by Donegal in the final furlong and looked booked for second before Moore used all his skill and strength to get the favourite back up in the shadow of the post.
Peter Reynolds, manager for owners Ballymacoll Stud, said: “That was hard work, but the race was not really run to suit him. It was a small field and a muddling sort of race.
“Ryan said he ideally wants the ground a bit quicker. He really loves rattling ground like when he won at Epsom.
“We are very happy. This is a nice horse and he has won his Group Three now.”
Reynolds was reluctant to commit Conduit to a future target, although he appeared to suggest that Patkai was the stud’s main hope for the Ladbrokes St Leger, the final Classic of the season at Doncaster on September 13.
He continued: “There is no plan at the moment. We also have Patkai, who runs next in the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York and there is also Tartan Bearer, who just needs a bit of time. They are three nice colts and coming on - Sir Michael likes to give them time.
“You will have to ask the man in Newmarket (trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who was not present today) about the future!
“Anyway, the Leger is still some way off and there is plenty of time before then.
“Conduit’s win today was our 10th of the season.”
Ryan Moore added: “I wouldn’t say it was a brilliant ride – it was a messy race. It was a bit stop-start and there were horses keen and my fellow just did a bit too much early.
“I quite like to get rolling on him a long way from home because he has to be really scrubbed along. He didn’t go as fast as he usually does but the ground rides good ground, but it’s really fast.
“He was crowded coming down the hill. He swung around Epsom so well but coming down the hill he wasn’t moving as well as he should have been. It was a messy race but he’s won and that’s the main thing.
“I don’t think the form was the strongest today and things weren’t really going his way today.”
Sponsors Ladbrokes left Conduit unchanged at 7/1 for the St Leger, behind Patkai (3/1), Frozen Fire (7/2) and Look Here (6/1).
SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
BETFAIR GORDON STAKES (GROUP 3)
DONEGAL TO DEAUVILLE
Trainer Andrew Balding was pleased with the run of Donegal who just failed by a head when going down to Conduit in the Betfair Gordon Stakes.
“I was delighted with that because the ground was quicker than ideal, he’s better with a but of cut,” said Balding. “He tried very hard and is progressing and I should think will go for the Prix Kergorlay at Deauville now.”
Adrian Nolan, who recently bought third-placed Hebridean, was also happy with his horse’s effort. “That was his second run for me and I’m delighted but I don’t know what the plans are,” said Nolan.
THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES
BETFAIR CUP (GROUP 2)
PACO IS THE BOY
Trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Richard Hughes teamed up to take the feature Group Two Betfair Cup when Paco Boy beat Stimulation by a neck in the seven-furlong contest.
“He’s been working very well for the last two or three weeks with the horse who runs in the Sussex Stakes tomorrow (Major Cadeaux) so obviously we’re very happy that he’s won so well,” said Hannon.
“I thought he (Richard Hughes) was a little bit close on him really. The plan was to drop in a bit better but he had a lovely clear run all of the way. He’s a good little horse who can tuck in and do anything really.
“He got into all sorts of trouble in France last time, there was nothing wrong with his run except traffic problems. I said rather than going to Ascot we should save him for here.”
Looking ahead to tomorrow, Hannon added: “We’re probably running for a place but a bit of rain will help him. He’ll give that horse (Henrythenavigator) a race tomorrow because he’s a good horse.”
Hughes added: “He would die for you, this horse. Going down I wasn’t happy with the ground. I thought beforehand that we’d win but at the start I said to Johnny Murtagh that I didn’t think we would because of the ground.
“He didn’t know which leg to pull up on and was really a bit feely. So he’s some brave horse to go through and do that today. I think he got away with the ground today but I don’t think we would again.
“The plan was to be further back but he jumped out quickly and had a good rhythm on him. He has a great turn of foot and would be better over a mile, he was just very unlucky when he ran over that trip in France. I nearly got killed five times there and I’m glad I say my prayers at night! He just didn’t act that day and he got interfered with six or seven times at least.
“Today he relaxed lovely, went the long way around and picked up real good.”
Race 3 - Betfair Cup - Placed Quotes
MORRISON, COX & SUROOR CONTENTED
There were no real complaints from trainers Hughie Morrison, Clive Cox and Saeed bin Suroor after the running of the Group Two £155,000 Betfair Cup over seven furlongs.
Stimulation finished the neck runner-up and Hughie Morrison said: “That was a pretty solid effort and we expected him to run a good race.
“I suppose you might say that Paco Boy was not necessarily the one you would have thought would beat us, but he did win the Greenham pretty well and was unlucky in the French Guineas. I think both us and the winner have improved today.
“He was beaten fair and square. The winner just came back at us.
“I have put him in the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury, which absurdly closed for entries today so I had to put him in before he ran today.
“I think he could be a serious horse next year and could get quicker. I am not saying he would be top-class over six furlongs, but he could win a Group Three.”
Dunelight ran a similar race to the one he ran last year in this race (when he also finished third), making the running until behind overhauled in the final furlong.
Trainer Clive Cox said: “I am very pleased.
“It was tough for him to give away weight to two very impressive improvers today.
“This horse is very genuine and has run right up to his best.
“We have a few options where we go next with him - the ground will be the determining factor.”
Godolphin’s Il Warrd finished fourth and his trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: “He ran well.
“I don’t think he was happy racing on the rail today.
“Providing he comes out of this race sound, he could maybe go for the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury in a couple of weeks.”
Race 4 - Betfair Molecomb Stakes - Winning Quotes
TREGONING SINGS FINJAAN PRAISES
Trainer Marcus Tregoning was full of praise for his Group Three £60,000 Betfair Molecomb Stakes winner Finjaan after the Royal Applause colt, a 5/1 shot, battled bravely in the final furlong to win by a head from Bonnie Charlie.
The winner has now won of his three starts and Tregoning is excited about the future.
He said: “I have nothing as quick as him at home and I have had to work him with a couple of older horses.
“He just needed the other horse to come to him and give him something to race with.
“Recently I have been thrilled by his work, which is why he was well-supported today.
“I like to bring my best horses to Goodwood - you get the best ground here and it is always a great thrill. We won with Sir Percy here as well.
“My predecessor (Major Dick Hern) loved it here and had lots of winners. I have tried to follow in his footsteps and keep it going, even if I haven’t been quite as successful!
“This horse is very quick and I think he’s pretty useful. He’s still a little bit green - he has a bit more to learn yet. We just waited for him to develop and I’m so glad that we didn’t run him at Ascot – this was the right place to come to.
“I think he will go further. It was a toss up between the six-furlong race and this race and the worry was the ground with him. The forecast was a bit unsettled – we thought we’d get more rain than we did. We certainly wouldn’t want to run him on soft ground again. So we’ve come for the five-furlong race and it was a very hot race.
“He’s definitely pretty fast. For a speed horse, he’s very quick. I’ve had some nice horse like Dominica , who was pretty sharp, and obviously Sir Percy, who won twice over six and was a very quick horse. He was a very fast horse actually as a two-year-old.
“Finjaan is more of a sprinting type and I’m thrilled to bits to have a different type of horse.”
Winning jockey Richard Hills added: “They went very quick. The front two really did go off fast. This horse has got a lot of speed and I was happy where I was. I knew he would finish as well.
“I didn’t think I was headed. It all happens quite quickly here. Martin has been riding him a lot of work and he said to me that he’s one of the fastest two-year-olds that he’s ridden so we quite confident going into the race.”
Connections of Betfair Molecomb Stakes runner-up Bonnie Charlie believe the colt will come on for his effort in the five-furlong contest and be spot on for the Doncaster St Leger sales race at York on August 21.
“Richard (Hughes) thought he was going to win it but our horse had been off for over 100 days and Richard felt that he just blew up on him,” said James Stafford, racing manager to owners Thurloe Thoroughbreds.
“He’d had little niggling problems with his knees, that’s all corrected now and he’s done very well physically in the meantine. He’s a bloody good horse and he’ll go for the sales race at York and won’t get a penalty. It’s over six but it wasn’t the trip that stopped him today, just a lack of match fitness.”
The colt’s trainer Richard Hannon added: “He was just a little ring rusty and we didn’t know what would be in the locker but he’d worked well with Prolific so we thought we’d let him take his chance. He looked all over the winner but probably just needed the run.”
William Haggas, trainer of third-placed Jargelle, said: “She’s very fast and will go for the St Hugh’s Stakes at Newbury next. She was just not quite good enough but ran a bloody good race and we’re thrilled. She’s very tough and genuine.”
FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
DETICA SUMMER HANDICAP
SANBUCH HEADS 1-2 FOR CUMANI
Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani saddled the first two home in the Detica Summer Handicap when Sanbuch finished half a length in front of his back-to-form stablemate Bauer.
“I think the winner likes Goodwood and so do I!” said Cumani. “Sanbuch has lots of talent and I think that Ryan ( Moore ) gets on very well with him. We put the blinkers on him today to help Ryan to make the horse travel a little bit better and travel he did. And he gave a good run.
“I was really pleased with Bauer because he hadn’t been in the best of form over the spring. He’s now come back and shown that he’s still a good, strong horse at this grade. It’s great to see two horses with such big weights to do so well really.”
Bauer is the new 6/1 favourite with Ladbrokes (and 7/1 with Paddy Power) for the totesport Ebor at York and Cumani added: “ I think Bauer will run in the Ebor for sure. This was meant to be his prep race. Sanbuch, with a 4lb penalty, will probably find it hard to beat Bauer so we’ll have to think about that. He’s not out of the picture but I’ll need to have a good look.”
The victory completed a near 123/1 treble for jockey Ryan Moore.
Race 6 - Tatler Summer Season Handicap - Winning Quotes
IT ALL FALLS RIGHT FOR YAMAL
Trainer Mark Johnston invariably enjoys a successful Glorious Goodwood and he enjoyed his first winner in 2008 when Yamal came up the inside to land the mile-long Tatler Summer Season Handicap under Greg Fairley, who was enjoying his first Goodwood winner. The winner showed resilience in the final furlong to hold off the challenge of Swop by a head.
Johnston said: “You should never say you should have won, but at Ascot on Saturday Jamie (Spencer) thought he should at least have been a good second.
“It could have been a similar story again today from his draw. I told Greg to try and jump better than he did at Ascot, get across to the rail and not get too far back. It worked out well.
“This horse is a great advert for running horses quickly. He wouldn’t actually have had a fast gallop at home for weeks, if not months. The way we train our horses, they just do it all on the racecourse.
“He is entered on Friday, but he will be going home now. He will have gone up in the handicap for his run on Saturday and will have a penalty for his win today, so we will just wait with him for the moment before making any plans.”
Luca Cumani, trainer of runner-up Swop, said: “It was a very good run off top weight and Frankie (Dettori) said the horse was a bit green, which was a bit understandable given that he’s a five-year-old only having his fourth run. He’ll probably go to York now.”
Tatler Summer Season Handicap
FAIRLEY TALKS ABOUT FIRST GOODWOOD VICTORY
Greg Fairley, who partnered his first Goodwood winner on Yamal, said: “He’s incredible tough. Every time a gap came up on the rail he was loving it and was going up through them himself.
“You have just got to keep kicking him on. He’s aggressive and he likes to get on with his job and keep going.
“We were pretty slow away and all Mark’s (Johnston) orders were to get to the rail, to get as close to that rail as possible. That’s really the only option I had. I got across straightaway and just hoped for the best.
“He took his last race very well. He’s a tough horse so hopefully he’ll just keep going upwards.
“It’s my first winner here so hopefully I’ll get many more. I needed a lot of luck and the gaps just kept coming. I was pretty lucky but you’ve got to be on the best horse.
“I’m looking forward to all my rides this week. One in particular that stands out is Hawaass, who I think I ride on Thursday. I’ve won on him twice so hopefully we can get one more.”
SEVENTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
MCKEEVER ST LAWRENCE BLOODSTOCK EBF MAIDEN
GYR FOLLOWS IN SPIRIT’S STEPS
The blue-blooded Gyr emulated his half-brother Invincible Spirit by winning the
McKeever St Lawrence Bloodstock EBF Maiden and his trainer John Dunlop is hoping the Pivotal colt can add to the family’s record.
“He’s a nice horse and a well-bred horse as you know. He seems to love to lead at home in the mornings and that is what we thought we’d try today if he broke alright, which he did,” said Dunlop.
“I think they were a nice bunch and the first three were the right ones there. He’s done it well.
“He’s a half-brother to Invincible Spirit, who is one of the top stallions in Europe now, and he was only having the second race of his life. He’s done it well, he’s game, he’s genuine and he’s a nice horse. He is all about speed and I would think seven furlongs would be the maximum he will want. I hope he might be better than a nursery horse.”
Trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam was fined £290 after one of his employees was found to have brought an allowable substance into the stable yard without obtaining permission from the Veterinary Officer.
Chapple-Hyam’s representative Rohan Meehan was interviewed by the stewards, in the presence of the Veterinary Officer and the Security Officer. Having listened to the evidence, Chapple-Hyam was found to be in breach of Instruction C7 - the “Security of Racehorses.”
Jockey Greg Fairley picked a four-day ban in total following his winning ride on Yamal in the Tatler Summer Season Handicap.
Firstly, the stewards found him guilty of careless riding in that he manoeuvred left handed and caused interference to Fool’s Wildcat, a furlong and a half from home. For this, he received a one-day ban (Tuesday, August 12).
Secondly, the stewards found he had interfered with Den’s Gift approaching the furlong marker and that this was due to careless riding in that he manoeuvered right-handed. For this, he received a three-day ban (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 13, 14 and 15).
Black Rock, who pulled up lame in the Detica Summer Stakes, blew a tendon and was treated at the racecourse before being taken back to the Newmarket stable of his trainer Michael Jarvis.
With a marathon 35 races ahead of them at Glorious Goodwood this week punters have been relatively restrained ahead of today’s opening day with the John Gosden-trained Infallible the best-backed favourite in the Group 2 Betfair Cup at 3.30pm. Cheveley Park Stud’s filly is 6/4 from 13/8 with totesport and VCBet and 13/8 from 7/4 with Coral.
Today’s market movers:
BANK OF SCOTLAND INVESTMENT SERVICE STAKES
Caravel 5/1 (from 11/2) William Hill
Illustrious Blue 12/1 (from 18/1) Blue Square, 14/1 (from 25/1) VCBet, 14/1 (from 20/1) Paddy Power, 14/1 (from 18/1) William Hill
Luberon 8/1 (from 9/1) totesport, 6/1 (from 8/1) Cashmans
Proponent 6/1 (from 8/1) Blue Square, 7/1 (from 8/1) totesport
BETFAIR GORDON STAKES (GROUP 3)
Conduit 4/6 (from 8/11) Paddy Power
BETFAIR CUP (GROUP 2)
Infallible 6/4 (from 13/8) VCBet, totesport; 13/8 (from 7/4) Coral
King Of Dixie 13/2 (from 15/2) Blue Square
BETFAIR MOLECOMB STAKES (GROUP 3)
Finjaan 4/1 (from 15/2) William Hill, 7/2 (from 5/1) Paddy Power
Rievaulx World 5/1 (from 11/2) Blue Square
(four non runners in race)
DETICA SUMMER STAKES
Players Please 8/1 (from 9/1) Coral, 15/2 (from 9/1) William Hill
Sanbuch 13/2 (from 15/2) Blue Square
TATLER SUMMER SEASON STAKES
Den’s Gift 14/1 (from 20/1) Cashmans
Kavachi 12/1 (from 16/1) Ladbrokes, 10/1 (from 12/1) William Hill, 8/1 (from 12/1) Paddy Power
Orchard Supreme 14/1 (from 20/1) Coral
Swop 4/1 (from 9/2) totesport
Woodcote Place 12/1 (from 16/1) Coral
GOING NEWS AT 10.00AM
The going for the opening day of Glorious Goodwood 2008 is:
GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES
Seamus Buckley, Clerk of the Course at Goodwood, reported this morning: “We received eight millimetres of rain overnight which was just what we needed and the going is good, good to firm in places.
“I am delighted with condition of the course and the people that have walked the course have been full of praise.
“There is a false rail on the inside of the last six furlongs of the mile track which will be moved after the first three days to provide fresh ground for later in the week.”
RACING POST LEADING RIDER AWARD
STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY ONE
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Ryan Moore 3 - 1
Richard Hughes 1 1 -
Greg Fairley 1 - -
Richard Hills 1 - -
Seb Sanders 1 - -
Johnny Murtagh - 1 1
Frankie Dettori - 1 -
Steve Drowne - 1 -
Ted Durcan - 1 -
Martin Dwyer - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - 1 -
Liam Jones - - 2
Eddie Ahern - - 1
Neil Callan - - 1
Philip Robinson - - 1
LEADING TRAINER STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY ONE
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Sir Michael Stoute 2 - -
Luca Cumani 1 2 -
Richard Hannon 1 1 -
John Dunlop 1 - -
Mark Johnston 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Andrew Balding - 1 -
John Gosden - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Walter Swinburn - 1 -
Jim Boyle - - 1
Clive Cox - - 1
William Haggas - - 1
Peter Makin - - 1
Brian Meehan - - 1
Aidan O’Brien IRE - - 1
John Spearing - - 1
GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2008 - WINNERS
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bank Of Scotland Investment Service Hcp GULF EXPRESS Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 10/1
Betfair Gordon Stakes (Group Three) CONDUIT Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 1/2F
Betfair Cup (Group Two) PACO BOY Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 7/1
Betfair Molecomb Stakes (Group Three) FINJAAN Marcus Tregoning Richard Hills 5/1
Detica Summer Handicap SANBUCH Luca Cumani Ryan Moore 13/2
Tatler Summer Season Handicap YAMAL Mark Johnston Greg Fairley 5/1
McKeever St Lawrence Bloodstock EBF Maiden Stakes GYR John Dunlop Seb Sanders 2/1f
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.15pm BANK OF SCOTLAND INVESTMENT SERVICE HERITAGE HANDICAP
£50,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f, For 4yo+ Weights Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted) Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after July 19 for each race won 6lb Championship Point’s handicap mark 110 Entries 36 pay £225 Penalty value 1st £31,155; 2nd £9,330; 3rd £4,665; 4th £2,335; 5th £1,165; 6th £585
1 GULF EXPRESS (USA) (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-12v Ryan Moore  10/1
2 PINPOINT (IRE) (Full Circle) Walter Swinburn 6-9-5 Ted Durcan  20/1
3 WATAMU (IRE) (R Henley) Peter Makin 7-9-4v Eddie Ahern  25/1
4 ERADICATE (IRE) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston 4-9-6 Greg Fairley  14/1
5 MONTE ALTO (IRE) (Timothy Steel) Luca Cumani 4-8-13 Johnny Murtagh 
6 CARAVEL (IRE) (Neil Greig - Osborne House) Sir Mark Prescott 4-8-5 Seb Sanders 
7 PROPONENT (IRE) (Bjorn Nielsen) Roger Charlton 4-8-11 Steve Drowne  11/2f
8 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT (IRE) (John Livock) Mick Channon 5-9-10 Darryll Holland 
9 KINSYA (Roalco Limited) Mark Tompkins 5-8-9 Jimmy Quinn 
10 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (Mr & Mrs I Bendelow) William Knight 5-9-5 Richard Kingscote 
11 HUMUNGOUS (IRE) (Exors of the late Evelyn Hankinson) Charles Egerton 5-9-2b John Egan 
12 MINKOWSKI (Michael Tabor) Jeremy Noseda 5-8-7 Shane Kelly 
13 MR AVIATOR (USA) (Sue Brendish) Richard Hannon 4-9-7 Richard Hughes 
14 EMIRATES SKYLINE (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-9 Frankie Dettori 
15 ESCAPE ROUTE (USA) (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 4-9-0p Jimmy Fortune 
16 LEVERA (Four Mile Racing) Alan King 5-8-13 Fergus Sweeney 
17 LUBERON (Brian Yeardley Continental Ltd) Mark Johnston 5-8-7 Joe Fanning 
Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle art Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons, but has yet to add the St Leger to his list. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. British Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2007 Mountain High), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato) Prix Royal-Oak (2007 Allegretto) Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) Royal Ascot Wins: 59 Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket First Goodwood winner: Alphadamus (July 31, 1973 - Stewards’ Cup) Total Goodwood Wins: 133 (61 at July Meeting) Wins in a season (1984-2007): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107; 111; Wins in 2008: 43
Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Group One Wins: Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (3): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray) First Goodwood win: Barbason (The News Amateur Riders’ H’cap, June 9, 2000) Goodwood winners: 56 (10 at July Meeting) Number of Wins 2002-07: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126 Wins in 2008: 102
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.50pm BETFAIR GORDON STAKES (GROUP THREE)
£70,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f, For 3yo Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties in 2008, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb Entries 12 pay £350 Penalty value 1st £39,739; 2nd £15,064; 3rd £7,539; 4th £3,759; 5th £1,883; 6th £945
1 CONDUIT (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-0 Ryan Moore  1/2f
2 DONEGAL (USA) (The Donegal Partnership) Andrew Balding 3-9-0 Martin Dwyer  14/1
3 HEBRIDEAN (IRE) (Adrian Nolan) Aidan O'Brien IRE3-9-3 Johnny Murtagh 
4 BOUGUEREAU (Andrew Black) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-9-0 Alan Munro 
5 SCINTILLO (White Beech Farm) Richard Hannon 3-9-0 Richard Hughes 
6 ALAN DEVONSHIRE (Russell Trew Ltd) Mark Tompkins 3-9-0 Eddie Ahern 
Distances: hd, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 8, 1
Time: 2m 37.14s
Breeder: Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd
Breeding: ch c Dalakhani (IRE) - Well Head (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Totes: Win: £1.50 Places: £1.10; £3.20 Exacta: £8.20
Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle art Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons, but has yet to add the St Leger to his list. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. British Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2007 Mountain High), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato) Prix Royal-Oak (2007 Allegretto) Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) Royal Ascot Wins: 59 Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket First Goodwood winner: Alphadamus (July 31, 1973 - Stewards’ Cup) Total Goodwood Wins: 134 (62 at July Meeting) Wins in a season (1984-2007): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107; 111; Wins in 2008: 44
Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Group One Wins: Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (3): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray) First Goodwood win: Barbason (The News Amateur Riders’ H’cap, June 9, 2000) Goodwood winners: 57 (11 at July Meeting) Number of Wins 2002-07: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126 Wins in 2008: 103
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.30pm BETFAIR CUP (GROUP TWO)
£155,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 3yo+ weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 6lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies and mares 8st 13l b Penalties after September 1, 2007, a winner of a Group 2 race 4lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties) Weight for age 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb Entries 18 pay £1275 Penalty value 1st £87,993.50; 2nd £33,356; 3rd £16,693.50; 4th £8,323.50; 5th £4,169.50; 6th £2,092.50
1 PACO BOY (IRE) (The Calvera Partnership No 2) Richard Hannon 3-8-9 Richard Hughes  7/1
2 STIMULATION (IRE) (Michael Kerr-Dineen) Hughie Morrison 3-8-9 Steve Drowne  14/1
3 DUNELIGHT (IRE) (Mr & Mrs P Hargreaves) Clive Cox 5-9-2 Philip Robinson  12/1
4 IL WARRD (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-9 Frankie Dettori 
5 INFALLIBLE (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 3-8-6 Ryan Moore  5/4f
6 ARABIAN GLEAM (Saeed Suhail) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-6 Johnny Murtagh 
7 AL QASI (IRE) (Ziad Galadari) Peter Chapple-Hyam 5-9-2 Ted Durcan 
8 KING OF DIXIE (USA) (Hesmonds Stud) William Knight 4-9-2 Seb Sanders 
9 RACER FOREVER (USA) (Mohamed Obaida) John Gosden 5-9-2 Jimmy Fortune 
Distances: nk, 2 1/2, hd, 1 3/4, 1/2, 2, 1/2, 3 3/4
Time: 1m 26.59s
Breeder: Joan Browne
Breeding: b c Desert Style (IRE) - Tappen Zee (Sandhurst Prince)
Totes: Win: £6.60 Places: £1.60, £4.00, £3.20 Exacta: £108.50
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: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), 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) First Goodwood winner: Crespinall (July 29, 1972 - Nassau Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 161 (40 at July Meeting) 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: 117
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: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), 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) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 74 (18 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2007):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, Wins in 2008: 88
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.05pm BETFAIR MOLECOMB STAKES (GROUP THREE)
£60,000 guaranteed, 5f, For 2yo Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb Entries 19 pay £375 Penalty value 1st £34,062; 2nd £12,912; 3rd £6,462; 4th £3,222; 5th £1,614; 6th £810
1 FINJAAN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-0 Richard Hills  5/1
2 BONNIE CHARLIE (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XXII) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes  8/1
3 JARGELLE (IRE) (B Smith, A Duke, J Netherthorpe, G Goddard) William Haggas 2-8-11 Liam Jones  7/1
4 RIEVAULX WORLD (Rievaulx Racing Syndicate) Kevin Ryan 2-9-0 Neil Callan 
5 SPIN CYCLE (IRE) (HE Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed) Bryan Smart 2-9-0 Ted Durcan  3/1f
6 FLASHMANS PAPERS (D Gorton) John Best 2-9-0 Steve Drowne 
7 THUNDEROUS MOOD (USA) (Fitri Hay) Paul Cole 2-9-0 John Egan 
8 EFFORT (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-0 Joe Fanning 
9 GLOBAL CITY (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori 
10 ICESOLATOR (IRE) (B Bull) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Pat Dobbs 
11 NOVERRE TO HIDE (USA) (Kent Bloodstock) John Best 2-9-0 Liam Keniry 
Non-runners: 1 Art Preview, 8 Light The Fire, 14 Mrs Kipling, 15 White Shift
Distances: hd, 1 1/4, hd, 1 1/2, nk, 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/4, nk, 6
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Breeding: b c Royal Applause - Alhufoof (USA) (Dayjur (USA))
Totes: Win: £6.40 Places: £2.20, £2.50, £2.60 Exacta: £57.40
Winning trainer:-Name: Tregoning, Marcus Philip Born: July 31, 1959 Based: Kingwood House Stables, Lambourn, Berkshire Riding Career: Point-to-Points Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1997. Previously assistant-trainer to Major Dick Hern for 14 years. Classic Wins (1): Vodafone Derby (2006 Sir Percy) Big Race Wins: Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 High Accolade, 2005 Mubtaker), Dewhurst Stakes (2005 Sir Percy), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002, 2003, 2004 Mubtaker), John Porter Stakes (2006 Mubtaker), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2003 Mubtaker), Vintage Stakes (1999 Ekraar, 2005 Sir Percy) totesport Derby Trial (2007 Aqaleem) Royal Ascot Wins (3): King’s Stand Stakes (2002 Dominica), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2003 Nayef), King Edward VII Stakes (2003 High Accolade) First Goodwood Winner: Maghaarb (Frizell Insurance Maiden Stakes, June 28, 1998) Goodwood wins: 45 (6 at July Meeting) Horses in Training 2001-08: 88; 113; 122; 133; 139; 113; 100; 101; Winners (1997-2007): 0; 13; 26; 21; 53; 32; 56; 26; 49; 29; 25; Wins In 2008: 13
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (5) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master; 2001 Mutamam; 2004 Bandari), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Royal Ascot wins: 20 First Royal Ascot win: Queen’s Vase (June 19, 1985 Wassl Merbayeh) Major Royal Ascot wins: Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef), Hardwicke Stakes (2006 & 2007 Maraahel), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham) First Goodwood win: King Of Comedy (John Kent H’cap, September 14, 1985) Goodwood winners: 73 (17 at July Meeting) Wins (1990-2007):56, 67, 52, 57, 59, 70, 71, 85, 83, 77, 81, 79, 81, 75, 66, 72, 54, 72 Wins This Year: 37
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.40pm DETICA SUMMER HANDICAP
£25,000 guaranteed, 1m 6f, For 3yo+ Rated 86-105 (also open to horses rated 85 and below Weights Highest weight 10st Minimum weight 8st 9lb, 3yo 7st 12lb Penalties after July 19, for each race won 6lb Sanbuch’s Handicap mark 105 Entries 37 pay £100 Penalty Value 1st £15,577.50; 2nd £4,665, 3rd £2,332.50; 4th £1,167.50; 5th £582,50; 6th £292.50
1 SANBUCH (Scuderia Rencati Srl) Luca Cumani 4-10-0b1 Ryan Moore  13/2
2 BAUER (IRE) (Aston House Stud & OTI Racing) Luca Cumani 5-9-12 Johnny Murtagh  9/1
3 RAJEH (IRE) (C Ive) John Spearing 5-9-0 Liam Jones  20/1
4 PLAYERS PLEASE (USA) (N Browne) Mark Johnston 4-9-2 Joe Fanning 
5 FORMAX (FR) (Anthony & Victoria Pakenham) Marcus Tregoning 6-9-0 Pat Dobbs 
6 MILNE GRADEN (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-7 Tom Queally  100/30f
7 BIRKSIDE (J Walsh & R Glynn) Declan Carroll 5-9-1 David Nolan 
8 DOUBLE BANDED (IRE) (Sir Thomas Pilkington) John Dunlop 4-9-1 Seb Sanders 
9 BLACK ROCK (IRE) (Alan Spence) Michael Jarvis 4-9-5 Philip Robinson 
10 RECORD BREAKER (IRE) (Leung Kiai Fai & Vincent Leung) Mark Johnston 4-9-4 Greg Fairley 
11 NIGHT CRESCENDO (USA) (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 5-9-3 Jim Crowley 
12 RAINCOAT (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 4-9-11p Jimmy Fortune 
13 MOON QUEST (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-1 Frankie Dettori 
14 TILT (The Seasiders) Brian Ellison 6-9-1 Neil Callan 
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 First Goodwood winner: Kilroy Hawk (Bain Dawes Maiden Stakes, Sept 16, 1978) Total Goodwood wins: 82 (33 at Festival Meeting) 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: 25
Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Group One Wins: Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (3): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray) First Goodwood win: Barbason (The News Amateur Riders’ H’cap, June 9, 2000) Goodwood winners: 58 (12 at July Meeting) Number of Wins 2002-07: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126 Wins in 2008: 104
122.75/1 treble on the first day of Glorious Goodwood.
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.15pm TATLER SUMMER SEASON HANDICAP
£20,000 guaranteed For 3yo+ Rated 71-90 (also open to horses rated 70 and below) Weights highest weight 10st Minimum Weight 8st 9lb, 3yo 8st 1lb Penalties after July 19, for each race won 6lb Weight For Age 3 from 4yo+ 8lb Swop’s Handicap Mark 90 Entries 57 pay £100 Penalty value 1st £12,952; 2nd £3,854; 3rd £1,926; 4th £962
1 YAMAL (IRE) (Sheilh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-5 Greg Fairley  5/1
2 SWOP (IRE) (Angie Silver) Luca Cumani 5-9-13 Frankie Dettori  4/1f
3 THE FIFTH MEMBER (IRE) (Chris Simpson & Elizabeth Ross) Jim Boyle 4-9-2 Neil Callan  20/1
4 IVORY LACE (Sally Woodman, J Lenaghan & D Mortimer) Steve Woodman 7-9-3 Jim Crowley  40/1
5 AXIOM (Dic Racing Syndicate) Luca Cumani 4-9-10 Seb Sanders 
6 MOUNTAIN PRIDE (IRE) (Ian Cameron) John Dunlop 3-9-3 Steve Drowne 
7 PRINCE OF THEBES (IRE) (Canisbay Bloodstock) Michael Attwater 7-9-0 Kirsty Milczarek (3) 
8 KINGS POINT (IRE) (Wrb 61 (The Claire King Syndicate) Dandy Nicholls 7-9-10 Adrian Nicholls 
9 KAVACHI (IRE) (Bryan Pennick & Roy Martin) Gary Moore 5-9-12 Ryan Moore 
10 HABSHAN (USA) (Allan & Jill Smith) Chris Wall 8-9-10 George Baker 
11 RED BIRR (IRE) (John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd) Paul Webber 7-8-11 David Probert (5) 
12 DEN'S GIFT (IRE) (Olive Shaw) Clive Cox 4-9-4 Philip Robinson 
13 WOODCOTE PLACE (Edward Kessly) Pat Chamings 5-9-2 Alan Munro 
14 FOOL'S WILDCAT (USA) (Favourite’s Racing XXV) Brian Meehan 3-9-5 Jimmy Fortune 
15 PRINCE OF LIGHT (IRE) (Claire Riordan & Kieran Coughlan) Mark Johnston 5-9-10 Eddie Ahern 
16 THE SNATCHER (IRE) (R Ablett) Richard Hannon 5-9-12 Ted Durcan 
17 MULTAKKA (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 5-9-3 Richard Hills 
18 ORCHARD SUPREME (Brian Oakley) Richard Hannon 5-9-11 Richard Hughes 
19 CACTUS KING (Tony Smith ) Pat Phelan 5-9-4 Ian Mongan 
20 VERY WISE (John Greetham) William Haggas 6-9-8 Joe Fanning 
Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2003 Lucky Story, 2007 McCartney), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Royal Ascot wins (28): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup) First Goodwood win: The Can Can Man (SIS H’cap, May 23, 1991) Goodwood winners: 60 (42 at July Meeting) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a season (1987-2007): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain): 141; 158; 130; Wins in 2008: 93
Winning jockey:-Name: Fairley, Greg Born: Hawick, January 7, 1988 Based: c/o Mark Johnston, Kingsley House Racing Stables, Middleham First Winner: Mamore Gap, Evening Gazette Handicap, Redcar, May 9, 2005 (his sixth ride) Background: joined trainer Mark Johnston from school in early 2004, having done a week’s stint of work experience. He rode nine winners from 50 rides in pony races before joining the Middleham stable. Went to the same school as Keith Dalgleish, who also rode for Johnston. First Goodwood Winner: Yamal, Tatler Summer Season Handicap, July 2008 Total Goodwood Wins: 1 (1 at Glorious Goodwood) Goodwood wins this season: 1 Wins (2005-2007): 32; 39; 65 (champion apprentice) Wins This Season: 47
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.50pm MCKEEVER ST LAWRENCE BLOODSTOCK E.B.F. MAIDEN STAKES
£20,000 guaranteed For 2yo colts and geldings which are EBF eligible Weights 9st Entries 34 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £12,952; 2nd £3,854; 3rd £1,926; 4th £962
1 GYR (IRE) (Prince Ahmed Faisal) John Dunlop 2-9-0 Seb Sanders  4/1
2 RUN FOR THE HILLS (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 2-9-0 Jimmy Fortune  3/1
3 FROGNAL (IRE) (Raymond Tooth) Brian Meehan 2-9-0 Ryan Moore  17/2
4 MAGALING (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori  2/1f
5 AL MUKAALA (IRE) (Saif Ali & Saeed Altayer) Clive Brittain 2-9-0 Neil Callan 
6 COUNT PARIS (USA) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-0 Richard Hills 
7 ROCOPPELIA (USA) (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 2-9-0 Jim Crowley 
8 BEN'S DREAM (IRE) (Alan Halsall) Andrew Balding 2-9-0 Martin Dwyer 
9 DESERT FEVER (Raymond Mould) Barry Hills 2-9-0 Michael Hills 
10 LETHAL GLAZE (IRE) (Nigel Morris) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes 
11 POCKET'S PICK (IRE) (David & Jane George) Gary Moore 2-9-0 George Baker 
Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex First winner: Tamino, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, April 27, 1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Neville Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) 1000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Vodafone Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Vodafone Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1973 Scottish Rifle), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1987 Sergeyevich, 1990 Lucky Moon) July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Millenary), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian, 2002 Give Notice), Prix Marcel Boussac (1987 Ashayer, 1989 Salsabil, 1990 Shadayid), Prix Vermeille (1990 Salsabil, 1998 Leggera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume) Other details: Champion trainer 1995 Royal Ascot wins: 34 First Royal Ascot winner: Arthur (June 15, 1971 - Prince of Wales’s Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1974 Ragstone), St James’s Palace Stakes (1980 Posse, 1991 Marju, 1995 Bahri), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1971 Arthur), Queen Anne Stakes (1992 Lahib), Sandringham Handicap (2008 Festivale) First Goodwood winner: Storm Bird (New Ham Stakes, July 25, 1967) Total Goodwood winners: 185 (43 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1985-2008): 177; 200; 192; 194; 169; 148; 126; 131; 129; 131; 142; 157; 161; 153; 183; 187; 172; 198; 178; 162; 155; 139; 135; 129; 118 Wins in a season (1984-2007): 89; 62; 106; 61; 66; 66; 78; 58; 75; 93; 82; 126; 88; 96; 111; 122; 97; 107; 79; 86; 55; 70; 53; 56; Wins in 2008: 23
Winning jockey:-Name: Sanders, Sebastian Date of birth: 25/9/71 Background: appointed stable jockey to Sir Mark Prescott at beginning of 2004 campaign First winner: Band On The Run (Pontefract, Whitelane Apprentice Series Stakes, June 12, 1990) Classic Wins: Juddmonte Oaks (2008 Look Here), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2004 Bachelor Duke), Prix de Diane Hermes (2006 Confidential Lady) Other major wins include: Ayr Gold Cup (2005 Presto Shinko), Chester Vase (2005 Hattan), Dahlia Stakes (2004 Beneventa), Emirates Airlines Minstrel Stakes (2006 Jedburgh), July Cup (Compton Place 1997), Laurent-Perrier Champagne Sprint Stakes (2006 Pivotal Point), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Oak Tree Stakes (2002 Desert Alchemy), Palace House Stakes (2003 Needwood Blade), Royal Lodge Stakes (1997 Teapot Row), September Stakes (2006 Kandidate), totesport (Golden) Mile (2006 Spectait), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (2004 Pivotal Point), totesport Mile (2006 Spectait), Sky Bet York Stakes (2008 Pipedreamer) Royal Ascot wins (3): Wokingham Handicap (1995 Astrac), Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (2004 Wunderwood), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2008 Kingsgate Native) First Goodwood win: Hi-Aud (Jacob’s Bakery Nursery, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 52 (17 at July Meeting) Wins (1991-2007): 2, 10, 7, 23, 61* (champion apprentice), 97, 105, 82, 90, 80, 83, 123, 101, 165, 142, 117, 190 (shared champion jockey with Jamie Spencer) Wins in 2008: 90