Friday, July 10, 2009
CHAMPAGNE LANSON JULY FESTIVAL 2009
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
DARLEY JULY CUP DAY, FRIDAY, JULY 10
CROWD AND REACTION FROM NEWMARKET’S MANAGING DIRECTOR STEPHEN WALLIS
The crowd for Darley July Cup Day came to 8,950 compared to 9,029 in 2008.
Stephen Wallis, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses, commented: “We have seen fantastic racing across the three days of the Champagne Lanson July Festival in a lovely, relaxed summer atmosphere. Fortunately, the rain stayed away!
“Day one saw some memorable action with Goldikova’s victory in the feature Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes the highlight while the Arab race was also a tremendous spectacle. However, I cannot deny that the crowd was disappointing on our opening day.
“Champagne Lanson Ladies Day on Thursday saw a great crowd and today we once again witnessed the very best our sport has to offer. We are very pleased with how today’s crowd has held up given how different the economic climate is compared to 12 months ago.
“The changes to the fashion competitions have proved a great success with the ‘Fashion At The Festival’ concept offering high-quality prizes on each day of the festival. Credit must go to the young marketing team headed by Gemma Hussey. It has proved a great way of attracting female racegoers and it has been wonderful to see the all the fashions on display - racegoers really do don their finest attire for a day at Newmarket.
“I would also like to say how emotional it was to see Richard Dunwoody complete his 1,000 Mile challenge on the racecourse today. It was great for him to complete this momentous achievement in front of a racing crowd who gave him the credit he deserves after completing this challenge over the last 42 days.
“We are now actively looking to move the Champagne Lanson July Festival to a Thursday, Friday and Saturday format. We have everyone on side to bring this to fruition and hopefully we can complete this move for 2010. Realistically, it may be that 2011 is the earliest we can achieve the move, but we will try for 2010.”
TODAY’S “FASHION AT THE FESTIVAL” WINNERS
Today the prizes were for “Best Dressed Couple”
1st prize: 20 night luxury cruise for two to Dubai and Muscat , courtesy of Premier Travel, plus 20% off a travel wardrobe at ‘Ghost’, the ladies fashion shop in Cambridge. Winners: Martin & Lynn Ripley, Norwich
2nd prize: Sporting Weekend for two at Stapleford Park Country House Hotel, Spa, Golf and Country Club. Winners: Oliver Capel & Partner, Norwich
3rd prize: table for 4 in the Summer House Restaurant for the penultimate Newmarket Night on Friday 7th July, when Scouting For Girls will be play live after the last race. Winners: Sarah Guest & Partner, Newmarket
All 5 pairs of finalists received a pair of tickets to see Scouting For Girls at the ‘Newmarket Nights’ on Friday, 7th August.
DUNWOODY COMPLETES THE 1,000 MILE CHALLENGE
Richard Dunwoody, who has been supported by a host of celebrities and countless people in racing in his bid to complete the 1,000 Mile Challenge, crossed the finish line today at Newmarket’s July Course just after 2:20pm with the racegoers’ favourite.
Forty-two days after he set out from the Bedford Lodge Hotel for the first mile of his extraordinary fund-raiser, former National Hunt champion jockey Dunwoody completed the 1,000th and final mile with Lester Piggott, the maestro rider on the Flat, for company.
The final 150 yards was on the racecourse itself and as they approached the finishing post (with The Proclaimers Five Hundred Miles played over the PA), Dunwoody looking surprisingly fresh, gave pride of place to his more illustrious racing colleague. Piggott, wearing a white suit and trainers, crossed the line first.
It was Dunwoody, though, who received the acclaim of the crowd. The rules stipulate that Dunwoody has to walk one mile EVERY hour and therefore can only have a maximum of about one hour and 30 minutes sleep at any one time. His arduous journey mirroring that of Captain Barclay, who had first taken on the challenge in 1809, for a bet.
Dunwoody has done it for charity and is hoping that his walk will have benefited his chosen charities to a six-figure sum.
“The second and the third week were probably the hardest. There was times when I was getting up in the middle of the night not knowing where I was. Obviously, I was not sleeping for very long and physically it was hard - my feet and joints were feeling it. The last two or three weeks, it has been a bit better physically. I had a great based in the Bedford Lodge Hotel who have been fantastic,” said Dunwoody.
“The support has been fantastic - I have had so many different people walking (with me) from Sheikh Mohammed , who has been fantastic in his support, through to all the jockeys, trainers and everybody else. It has just been a great, great journey.
”You set off and you don’t know whether you can make it. Captain Barclay was a very fit and strong man and he struggled at various times, especially towards the end. I kept going and I suppose Antarctica last year was a good grounding.”
When asked what he would be doing now, Dunwoody replied: “A few hours sleep would be nice. I might go to bed for a little while but probably have one or two drinks later on.”
Then it was off to the winner’s enclosure to more applause; Dunwoody, the first winner in the enclosure this week who didn’t have to be unsaddled.
The four charities that the 1,000 Mile Challenge supports are: Racing Welfare, Alzheimer’s Scoiety, Sparks and Spinal Research
First Race - The Premier Travel Handicap - Winner’s Quotes
BRIEF ENCOUNTER RECOVERS FROM A FLAT SPOT
Brief Encounter put an ordinary run at Royal Ascot behind him with a determined finish up the hill to win the Premier Travel Handicap.
The gelding’s effort looked to have stalled at the two-furlong pole and jockey Liam Keniry reported that he had “hit a flat spot, before running on up the hill.”
Brief Encounter outstayed Crackdown, the Mark Johnston-trained favourite to win by three-quarters of a length.
“Once he [Keniry] got him into full gear and hit the rising ground, Brief Encounter was fairly motoring,” said the trainer Andrew Balding.
“I don’t know [what happened at Ascot] - he just ran a poor race. We were disappointed at the time, though he ran eighth in the Britannia, so it’s not a disaster. We were expecting more.
“That was much more like it today,” added the trainer.
Keniry added: “He has done it well, hasn’t he? I came to the horse of Mark Johnston's and in fairness, this fellow has put his head down and battled on well.
"It didn’t happed at Ascot and he maybe got a bit crowded - the smaller field today certainly helped him.”
Race 1 - Premier Travel Handicap - Placed Quotes
STEP UP IN CLASS BECKONS FOR CRACKDOWN -
REMEDY MAY GO OVER FURTHER
Trainer Mark Johnston was very satisfied with the performance of top-weight and 11/4 favourite Crackdown, who was caught close home by Brief Encounter to go down by three-quarters of a length in the mile-long Premier Travel Handicap, the opening event on Darley July Cup day. A step up in class now beckons for the Refuse To Bend colt.
Johnston said: “”He has done nothing wrong and has been running consistently well. He just got tired close home.
“I think that will probably be it for handicaps now as he is due to go up in the ratings quite substantially. We will try and find a Listed race for him now. As that was his second run in a week, he will probably have a bit of a rest.”
A further length back in third was Godolphin’s Sovereign Remedy and trainer Saeed bin Suroor was also happy.
He said: “The horse has run well and tried his best.
“We have no plans for him, although I think he could be suited by a step up in trip to 10 furlongs.”
PACO BOY RUNS
Richard Hannon Jnr, assistant trainer to his father, confirmed after the first race that Paco Boy will take his chance in today’s feature race, the Group One Darley July Cup (3.10pm).
GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE
Liam Keniry, rider of the 5/1 winner Brief Encounter, said: “It has dried since yesterday but is still good ground.”
Royston Ffrench, rider of the three quarters of a length second Crackdown, said: “Good.”
Frankie Dettori, rider of third Sovereign Remedy, described the ground as “Perfect.”
Sam Hitchcott, rider of fourth Canwinn, said: “Lovely racing ground.”
Martin Dwyer, rider of Ermine And Velvet, said: “Good to firm, it is a little faster than yesterday.”
Richard Hills, rider of Mohtashem, said: “It is the same good ground as yesterday.”
Alan Munro, rider of Archie Rice, said: “It has dried a little, but is still lovely ground.”
Tony Hamilton, rider of Kyllachy Star, said: “Good.”
Richard Mullen, rider of Thousand Miles, said: “Good.”
Jim Crowley, rider of Spinners End, said: “It is lovely good ground.”
Race 2 - Meydan Superlative Stakes - Winning Quotes
GRECIAN GIVES RYAN FIRST GROUP SUCCESS IN MEYDAN SUPERLATIVE STAKES
Trainer John Ryan enjoyed his first Group race success when Silver Grecian came with a superb run inside the final furlong under Michael Hills to claim the Group Two Meydan Superlative Stakes by a length from Roi De Vitesse. The grey son of Haafhd, returned at 5/1, is now unbeaten after three starts and his trainer has his eye set firmly on the future.
Ryan, who spent 16 years as a jump jockey before assisting his father Mick, trainer of 1984 Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Katies, said: “That was a great team effort. Michael (Hills) has been a great help with this horse and even ride him when we bought him at the breeze-up sales.
“We are a small team. Jane Smith, our head girl, did a great deal of work with this horse and has been at the stable over 30 years. In total we only have four staff members and 10 horses so this is just great.
“This is a nice horse. He was entered in the Chesham but he just needed a bit more time. It took us two races to get here but it’s not bad getting a three-timer in a Group Two!
“We threw him in at the deep end today. We did think of Goodwood but why wait until then? I thought we would see how good he is today.
“The plan was to let the others do the work and come through. It looked easy in the end. “We came here as the underdog but we knew he would settle and has a burst of speed.
“Today was the plan for him but we are thinking of the bigger picture next year. I’d love to say he would go for the Guineas next year.”
Michael Hills added: "I breezed this horse and I loved him. I asked everybody to buy him and John was the man who got him - he’s trained him fantastically. He’s a young trainer with 10 horses and he has produced this colt absolutely impeccably every time he has run.
"John does his work, builds his confidence up, and we took a chance today but I thought he was in there. He’s got a great turn of foot and I had to wait to use it because I didn’t want to get into a staying race with the top ones.”
Second Race - The Meydan Superlative Stakes - Placed Quotes
ROI DE VITESSE COMME UN TRAIN GRAND VITESSE
It was all-change in the final furlong of the Meydan Superlative Stakes, with Roi de Vitesse briefly giving his trainer Rod Millman hopes of prestigious victory.
“We were getting a bit excited there for one minute,” said Millman.
Roi de Vitesse couldn’t match the speed of the winner Silver Grecian, who took the race by a length, but Millman was nevertheless utterly delighted.
“She cost eight thousand pounds, it’s not bad is, it? He ran well, jockey rode it well, just beaten by a better horse on the day. We’re chuffed to bits about it.
“They couldn’t have gone too fast early on, because my chap hasn’t got a lot of early speed. This horse is improving each time he runs. He’s one of those unusual horses; he doesn’t show a lot at home, but he certainly does on the track and there’s only one better than him today.”
Mark Johnston, trainer of third-placed Shakespearean, said: “The Chesham came too soon for him. He’s made steady progress and is a lovely horse.”
More from Meydan Superlative Stakes
JOHNNY MURTAGH BANNED FOR FOUR DAYS
Johnny Murtagh has been banned for four days by the Newmarket stewards for careless riding in the Meydan Superlative Stakes.
The stewards found that his mount Emperor Claudius had interfered with Silenceofthewind in the final furlong and in turn Big Audio was tightened up.
They suspended him for four days - Friday, July 24, Sunday, July 26, Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28.
This means he misses two of the three days of the King George Betfair weekend at Ascot and the first day of Glorious Goodwood.
Race 3 - Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup - Winning & Placed Quotes
TOP-WEIGHT NO PROBLEM FOR PUDDING
Plum Pudding defied top-weight of 9st 10lb to gain victory in one of the most competitive handicaps of the season, the £100,000 seven-furlong Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup.
The winner, a 12/1 shot, saw off all challengers to prevail by a neck from Captain Brilliance in the hands of champion jockey Ryan Moore.
Winning trainer Richard Hannon said: “This horse is a real old favourite and is just unbelievable.
“All the kids ride him at home and he’s just a great old character. Whatever happens, he will always have a home with me.
“As he has got older, he seems to go just as well over seven furlongs as he does over a mile. Once he gets in front, he is a hard horse to pass.
“I am not sure where he goes next. We will have a look. Seven furlongs or a mile is fine for him.”
Ryan Moore added: "He’s a pretty special horse and he loves these galloping tracks.
“We weren’t as quickly into stride as we usually are and I just had to ask a bit of a question early on. He got a bit tired in the last 50 yards and the rest were always going to come to me but he really tried.
"He’s a good horse to carry this kind of weight in this type of handicap. He tries very hard but we were on our last legs. I don’t know what it is but he loves Newmarket - this is the first time he has won on this course but he loves the Rowley Mile."
Plum Pudding is entered in the totesport Mile at Goodwood on July 31 and will incur a 3lb penalty for today’s success taking him to 9st 10lb - totesport cut his odds to 12/1 (from 16/1) for the Goodwood contest.
Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of third-placed Mutheeb, said: “He ran well and always tries.
“Hopefully, one day we will win one of these big races with him. He has plenty of speed, but also think he could go over further.”
Race 4 - Darley July Cup - Winning Quotes
FLEETING SPIRIT OUT ON HER OWN
Fleeting Spirit gained a deserved first Group One success in the Darley July Cup under Tom Queally to become the first filly to lift the sprint since Frizzante five years ago.
The winner had to survive a stewards’ enquiry after drifting in the final furlong but kept on well to score by a length and a quarter at odds of 12/1. This was the filly’s second outing of the season and followed on from her three-quarter length defeat when second to Scenic Blast in the five-furlong King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.
Successful trainer Jeremy Noseda said: “Big thanks must go to Sean Murphy who rides her work at home.
“When he rode her 10 days ago he said she had come on a huge amount since her run at Royal Ascot.
“That was a great run today and she deserved it. Our horses were sick before Royal Ascot last year but she still ran her race in the King’s Stand. She wasn’t at her best for the rest of last season and I think the sickness earlier in the year may have left a mark on her.
“The jockey rode a great race today but got there a bit too soon as she just idles in front. If she hadn’t jinked in the final furlong I think she would have won by three lengths. She was the winner on merit and these days the stewards are reluctant to demote horses that have won on merit.
“You need things to go your way in these sprints and I think we have just missed the track record today (0.02s outside record).
“The Darley July Cup is a great race to win. It’s good to send the Australians home packing! I am all for international runners in these big races but I don’t think they should be subsidised when they come over here. They should compete on equal terms.
“This is the sort of moment you do this job for.
“The Nunthorpe Stakes at York is likely to be her next target.”
Jockey Tom Queally was winning his second big sprint of the season, having partnered Art Connoisseur to victory in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
He said: “That was fantastic. She is a very, very good filly and has won decisively. She has a turn of foot and I was able to put the race to bed.
“Six furlongs is probably not ideal for her but she still had the class to last home.
“I think she might have just seen something out the corner of her eye and that’s why she drifted.
“I have been very lucky to get the ride on her today and Art Connoisseur last month. Thanks must go to Henry Cecil who has helped to lift my profile. I am very thankful and very lucky.”
WINNER - FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE) FACTFILE
4 b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Millennium Tale (FR) (Distant Relative)
Form: 11212/1354-21 Owner: The Searchers Trainer: Jeremy Noseda
Breeder: Bernadette Hayden Jockey: Tom Queally
Con Marnane purchased Fleeting Spirit for 35,000 euros as a yearling at Goffs in September, 2006. The filly was sold again at the Tattersalls breeze-up in April, 2007, with agent Anthony Stroud going to 90,000 guineas for her. She is by the Group One winning sprinter Invincible Spirit out of an unraced daughter of the Group Three winner The Bean Sidhe. Fleeting Spirit was one of the best juvenile fillies in Europe in 2007. After a debut victory over the minimum trip at Nottingham in July, she went to Goodwood for the Group Three Molecomb Stakes on the final day of that month and posted a great effort in defeating Kingsgate Native by a neck. The runner-up subsequently defeated older horses in the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes. Stepped up to six furlongs for the Lowther Stakes at York in August, 2007, Fleeting Spirit came home third to Nahoodh but was promoted to the runner-up spot following the disqualification of second past the post, Visit. She returned to five furlongs for her next start in the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster on September 14. Ridden by Frankie Dettori, the filly was always prominent and saw off her rivals for a length and three quarters triumph over Spirit Of Sharjah. That success prompted connections to attempt six furlongs again and the filly made her final appearance of the 2007 season in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket. Fleeting Spirit emerged with great credit as she failed by only a neck to overhaul the front-running Natagora, who advertised the form most impressively when winning the Stan James-sponsored 1000 Guineas at Newmarket the following season. Last season began with a stunning two-length defeat of Borderlescott in the Group Two Temple Stakes over five furlongs at Haydock in May, when she smashed the course record. On the basis of that victory she was sent off the 15/8 favourite for the Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, but was just touched off by Equiano and Takeover Target, going down by three-quarters of a length. She was not seen out again until October in the Group Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc day, when she was a staying-on fifth behind last year’s Darley July Cup victor Marchand D’Or. Her 2008 season ended with a trip to the USA for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on October 25, when she finished fourth. On her sole start this season the filly ran with great credit to go down by three-quarters of a length to Scenic Blast in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 16, staying on well after a tardy start. She won the Darley July Cup in great style today.
Race Record: Starts: 11; Wins: 5; 2nd: 3; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £543,043
The Searchers is a partnership consisting of current British Horseracing Authority chairman Paul Roy and leading jumps owner Andy Stewart. The duo are big fans of 60s music and named the partnership after the band of the same name who enjoyed hits such as “Sweets For My Sweets” and “Needles And Pins.” Paul Roy founded NewSmith Capital Partners, which he set up having previously worked for Merrill Lynch, where he was Co President of the Global Markets and Investment Banking division. Paul and his wife Susan, who are based at Ascot, owned their first horses in 1997, with their string in England split between Jeremy Noseda and Brian Meehan, Ed Dunlop and George Baker. The best horses owned to date by the Roys have been the 2006 St Leger winner Sixties Icon, Wilko, successful in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Sarava, the shock 70/1 winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes and Forgotten Voice, successful in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot last month. Andy Stewart, born 1951, went to Felsted School in Essex and used to bunk off to go point-to-pointing at Mark Teys, while also hitchhiking to Liverpool to attend the Grand National meeting. He began work aged 17 in the fixed-interest department of Simon & Coates, eventually becoming a senior partner at that stockbroking firm. He became chief executive of Chase Manhattan Securities when it took over Simon & Coates. He founded broker Collins Stewart in 1991 and was executive deputy chairman when it floated on the Stock Exchange in 2000 before leaving the business in 2003.His current venture, Cenkos Securities, is named after one of his best racehorses. Cenkos won 15 races and over half a million pounds in prize money and was twice third in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Other good horses owned by Stewart, who was first involved with ownership in 1986 and really caught the racing bug when witnessing Desert Orchid’s emotional Cheltenham Gold Cup victory in 1989, include Le Duc, Le Roi Miguel, My Will, Celestial Halo and Big Buck’s.
Darley Cup winners: 2009-1 FLEETING SPIRIT
Born on September 17, 1963, Jeremy Noseda is based in Newmarket, where he has held a licence since 1998. Noseda, who grew up in London, was not born into a racing background, but loved the sport enough to learn to ride, and he spent summers working for Brian Swift and Jeremy Tree. He worked as assistant to Arundel-based handler John Dunlop (for six years), John Gosden (five years), and Sheikh Mohammed's global training operation, Godolphin (two years). Following the successes of Lammtarra in 1995, he was offered a training position in France by Sheikh Mohammed, but Noseda decided to become a public handler in California. Returning from the United States at the end of 1997, Noseda began training in this country with an initial string of about 50 horses, winning 18 races in 1998, his first full season at Shalfleet Stables in Newmarket. These successes included Noseda's first Pattern win in Britain in the Group Two Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket, followed by a Group One victory in the Cheveley Park Stakes at the same course, both achieved by Wannabe Grand, who Noseda called his "iron filly". Wannabe Grand finished second in the 1999 1000 Guineas and Noseda's Kalypso Katie came close to Classic success when second to Love Divine in the 2000 Oaks and landed his first Classic when Araafa took the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2006 while later in the same season Sixties Icon won the St Leger at Doncaster. Other good horses trained by Noseda include Balmont, Cassis, Peak To Creak, Just James and Carry On Katie, Fleeting Spirit and Sussex Stakes victor Proclamation. In 2004, Noseda made a successful visit to the USA when Wilko landed the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Darley July Cup record: 1999-7 Wannabe Grand 11/2F, 2003-12 Just James 16/1, 2004-3 Balmont 25/1, 2005-4 Soldier's Tale 4/1JF, 2005-5 Balmont 16/1, 2007-18 Sander Camillo 20/1; 2009-1 FLEETING SPIRIT
Tom Queally has come a long way since riding his first winner aboard the John Roche-trained Larifaari at Clonmel, Ireland, on April 13, 2000. Born on October 8, 1984, he was only 15 when enjoying that first success and was crowned Ireland's champion apprentice the same season. From Dungarvan in County Waterford, where his father Declan combines farming with a small training operation, Tom was out hunting on his pony by the age of seven. After a spell showjumping, he was a leading figure on the pony racing circuit by the age of 13 and was apprenticed to trainer Pat Flynn two years later. But that apprenticeship was terminated when Queally's parents insisted he finish his leaving certificate at school. At the end of a quiet 2002 season, when he was apprenticed to his father, he moved to Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle, winning the following year's Group Three Ballysax Stakes on Balestrini. With the help of Barney Curley, he moved to Britain in 2004 and joined David Loder's Newmarket stable, winning the British apprentices' championship that year. He won last season's Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom aboard Lady Gloria and is now attached to Henry Cecil's Warren Place Stable. He came close to securing a first Classic victory when Midday only found Sariska too good in the Investec Oaks but gained a stunning success at Royal Ascot on June 20 when Art Connoisseur landed the Golden Jubilee Stakes.
Darley July Cup record: 2008-12 Off The Record 100/1; 2009-1 FLEETING SPIRIT
Fourth Race - The Darley July Cup - Placed Quotes
NO JOY FOR STOUTE AS SPIRIT KEEPS RACE
There was drama aplenty in the Darley July Cup, with the winner Fleeting Spirit veering left than right in the final furlong and taking ground from the runner-up Main Aim, who in turn swerved towards King’s Apostle. Main Aim, who started at 14/1, finished second, one and a quarter lengths behind the winner.
Immediately after the race, Sir Michael Stoute, trainer of the runner-up, said: “He took a heck of a bump. He was badly interfered with.” As the result of the stewards’ enquiry was announced - that the placings remained unaltered - Stoute immediately left the paddock without further comment.
There was pre-race speculation that the ground would be too fast for Main Aim, who has shown good form with some ease in the ground, but the trainer allayed those fears. “We thought the ground would dry out, but we walked it this morning and it hadn’t. It was good ground,” said Stoute.
Mike De Kock, trainer of J J The Jet Plane who finished third, said: “He’s upped his form on the previous run [The Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot in which he was fourth]. That’s probably as good as he is.
“I still feel I want to try him over ground. He stayed very well today. He’s a listed winner over seven furlongs and he’s Group Two place over a mile. There’s a number of options. There’s the Prix Maurice Gheest in France, at Deauville. We’ll see.”
TOO QUICK EARLY FOR PACO BOY
Richard Hannon, talking about Paco Boy’s fourth place in the Darley July Stakes, said: “They went a bit too quick for him early on, but he ran well, didn’t he? He’d have won in another half furlong.”
Steve Arnold, jockey of the heavily-backed 11/8 favourite Scenic Blast who finshed 10th, said: It was an out-of-character run. He travelled nicely in the first half, but at 600m, I knew I was in a bit of trouble.”
UNPLACED JOCKEYS THOUGHTS ON THE DARLEY JULY CUP
Steven Arnold, jockey of the 11/8 favourite Scenic Blast, who finished 10th in the Darley July Cup said: “It was completely out of character for him.
“I travelled ok for the first six hundred metres (three furlongs) but for the second six hundred I was in trouble.”
Jamie Spencer, who rode 12th Art Connoisseur, said: “He travelled well for three furlongs and then that was it.”
Fifth race NGK Spark Plus EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
SWINBURN KEEN ON BELLA SWAN AND LEPORELLO’S OFFSPRING
Walter Swinburn was most enthusiastic about Bella Swan and the stallion Leporello after welcoming Bella Swan in the winner’s enclosure after her three quarters of a length victory over Water Biscuit, the pair clear, in the six-furlong NGK Spark Plugs EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.
The trainer said: “The jockey (Adam Kirby) said that Bella Swan has tons of class. She has had it from day one.
“She is by the first-season sire Leporello, a Danehill horse out of a Mill Reef mare. He had his racing career badly interrupted - he won a Group Three at Goodwood and then badly fractured his pelvis - he had been heading for a run in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes. He then never fulfilled his true promise for my father-in-law (Peter Harris). I used to ride him and believe you me he was a Group One horse.
“He is an exciting stallion who has only had two runners - this is the first winner. The other one was fourth at Kempton.
“Leporello stands in France at the moment (Haras de Chartreux and his fee this year was 2,500 euros) but we want to bring him back to Britain on the back of this filly’s achievements and the few others we have got.
“I think there were about 15 produced from his first crop. There will be more in the next few years.
“The idea was to make Bella Swan a winner - we have done that - and if she had won last time we may well have elected to come to the Cherry Hinton (Group Two) earlier this week.
“We will have a look at some black type for her now. She is going forward - she has so much speed that we wondered whether she would get home over six but she has done that. I think she will stick to six furlongs for the time being.
“It is exciting bringing these two-year-olds along.”
Race 6 - Weatherbys Nursery Handicap - Winning Quotes
LAMH ALBASSER ON UPWARD CURVE
Lamh Albasser gave the Godolphin operation its third winner at the 2009 Champagne Lanson July Festival when putting up an impressive performance to land the seven-furlong Weatherbys Nursery Handicap by a length and a quarter under Frankie Dettori.
Simon Crisford, Racing Manager for Godolphin, said of the 3/1 favourite: “We are really pleased.
“This nursery looked a good option and he made it look easier than we thought he would do.
“We had him gelded after his first race. He really wasn’t going to be a racehorse if we didn’t as he was clearly thinking about it the first time he ran.
“That is his second win and he is getting his act together now. He looked more in love with the game today.
“We will look for something better for him now. Seven furlongs seems to suit him well so we will probably stick to that distance.”
Sixth Race - The Weatherbys Nursery Handicap - Placed Quotes
TRES CORONAS DRAWN TO THE RAIL
With Lamh Albasser on one side of the track and Tres Coronas on the other, it wasn’t easy to work out which horse was ahead in the Weatherbys Nursery Handicap. “I wasn’t sure who was ahead,” acknowledged David Barron, trainer of Tres Coronas.
In fact, Lamh Albasser, the 3/1 favourite, had pulled clear - winning by a length a and a quarter - but Barron was pleased nonetheless. “We’re delighted with him,” he said.
“It’s the first time that he’s not had a rail to run on, and the jockey [Chris Caitlin] said that he thought the horse was looking for the rail. He was drawn six and the stands’ rail was the nearest,” added the trainer.
“He probably wants a little further. We might step him up to a mile now.”
Richard Hannon, whose Sir Parky finished third, said: “We’re pleased with that, he’s probably got a little too much weight.”
Seventh Race - The Egerton House Stables Handicap - Winner’s Quotes
COOL STRIKE STRIKES HOT
Trainer Andrew Balding might have left Newmarket before the final race, but his absence had no detrimental effect on Cool Strike, who won the final race of the Champagne Lanson July Festival with a doughty staying performance in the mile and a half Egerton House Stables Handicap.
Cool Strike, a 9/1 chance, won by one and three-quarters of a length from Manyriverstocross, to bookend the day’s racing for Andrew Balding, who had won the opening event with Brief Encounter. It was a 59/1 double for the trainer and for jockey Liam Keniry.
The trainer’s father, Ian Balding, explained that the horse’s performance at Chester on June 27, when he was a beaten favourite, was due to the fact that the horse couldn’t handle the course. “He couldn’t get rounds the bends there. This was a much better track for him,” said Balding Snr.
Balding Snr felt that horse was not likely to be caught in the final two furlongs. “I thought he would win at that point, because he just stays, that’s all he does. But he didn’t have much weight on his back today, did he? But he did very well.”
“I don’t know where he’ll go next. That was the plan today. I don’t think he’s much better than that. He may go jumping in due course. He’d make a damn nice jumper,” said Balding Snr.
Darley July Cup Coverage in Today’s Papers
FEW CAN RESIST SCENIC BLASTING
In the rule book for headline writers (and some papers do have ‘em), rule one would be avoid the obvious. Few have in today’s papers and, much as Pebbles once ‘dashed’ everywhere, now Scenic ‘Blasts’ every race. Even The Racing Post, who must have exploited the name a few dozen times already had ‘Blasting Back’ screaming out on its front-page.
James Willoughby, if you believe the headline above his piece, appears to plump for a Scenic Blast victory, but he doesn’t really. In fact, he lists lots of reason why Scenic Blast won’t win, and includes one sentence that begs clarification. “The Australians are big, they are quick, they are trained to run fast and don’t like being cheated”. Don’t like being cheated? What do you mean, James?
It could be that a touch of hyperbole has been added to the coverage because of the concurrent Ashes’ Test. It might explain why the Daily Mail refers to Scenic Blast as a ‘Brute’ in its headline. ‘Paco Boy To Take On Aussie Brute’, it says. By implication, the British challenger Paco Boy is not a brute at all, but a talented, stylish race horse - even if he loses (especially if he loses?). The Mail also includes a quote from trainer Dan Morton: “We have cranked up his work to make sure he is plenty fit enough, which I am sure he is.” Hmm, sounds very confident.
The Independent sub couldn’t resist: ‘Scenic Ready To Blast...’ etc, etc. In that paper, Chris McGrath suggests that 7/4 is still “pretty good value” for Scenic Blast. McGrath’s only caveat is that the jockey Steve Arnold “remains inexperienced in this environment.”
The Daily Telegraph, to its credit, resisted the Blastophilia, in a piece by Jim McGrath with Arnold. The jockey’s description of the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, when Scenic Blast was arguably on the wrong side of the track, should be enough to send a shiver down his opponents’ spines (the jockeys and the horses). “About half a furlong out, I could see her [Fleeting Spirit] on the other side of the track but I never felt she was any threat to us,” said Arnold, dismissively.
One or two pundits have swum against the tide. Greg Wood in the Guardian reckons that Fleeting Spirit could reverse the Ascot placings, while Pricewise boldly takes the Australian raider on with the William Haggas-trained King’s Apostle, though he does admit that Scenic Blast “looked awesome” when winning at Ascot. Rob Wright, in the Times, is even more ambitious, suggesting that Ancien Regime is the answer. Wright casually notes that Scenic Blast “commands respect”. That’s like saying Ricky Ponting can bat a bit.
The Brisbane Times focuses on the other Aussie, Takeover Target who is, according to trainer Joe Janiak, wearing new shoes for the race. But he wore new shoes at Kranji, Singapore in May and they didn’t work either. Is Joe clutching at straws?
1.30pm Premier Travel Handicap
5 Brief Encounter - 5/1 from 6/1 (Sky Bet)
2.00pm Meydan Superlative Stakes
2 Emperor Claudius - 6/4 from 7/4 (Ladbrokes)
3 Lord Zenith - 5/1 from 7/1 (Paddy Power, Sky Bet), 9/2 from 9/1 (Stan James)
8 Silenceofthewind - 11/1 from 16/1 (Sky Bet), 10/1 from 12/1 (Paddy Power)
2.35pm Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup
1 Plum Pudding - 10/1 from 20/1 (Stan James), 14/1 from 16/1 (Ladbrokes), 12/1 from 16/1 (Paddy Power)
2 Laa Rayb - 16/1 from 18/1 Ladbrokes
4 Mutheeb - 8/1 from 9/1 (Ladbrokes), 15/2 from 9/1 Paddy Power
7 Redford - 6/1 from 7/1 (Sky Bet, 7/1 from 15/2 (Stan James)
11 Captain Brilliance - 7/2 from 4/1 (Sky Bet, Stan James)
12 Dhaular Dhar - 25/1 from 33/1 (Ladbrokes)
15 Signor Peltro - 11/1 from 14/1 (totesport)
3.10pm Darley July Cup
1 Ancien Regime - 25/1 from 40/1 (Sky Bet), 25/1 from 50/1 (Ladbrokes), 20/1 from 50/1 (Stan James), 20/1 from 40/1 (Paddy Power), 28/1 (from 50/1) totesport
5 King’s Apostle - 20/1 from 25/1 (Ladbrokes), 16/1 from 20/1 (Paddy Power)
7 Paco Boy - 4/1 from 5/1 (totesport)
12 Fleeting Sprit - 9/1 from 11/1 (Stan James)
4.20pm Weatherbys Nursery Handicap
8 Tres Coronas - 9/2 from 11/2 (Paddy Power)
4.55pm Egerton House Stables Handicap
3 Sahrati - 8/1 from 12/1 (Stan James), 10/1 from 12/1 (Paddy Power)
The going for the final day of the 2009 Champagne Lanson July Festival, Darley July Cup Day, has changed to:
GOOD TO FIRM, GOOD IN PLACES
Michael Prosser, Director of Racing at Newmarket Racecourses, said: “We experienced a dry night and the going is now good to firm, good in places, with a GoingStick reading of 8.5 taken at 9.00am today.
“It is good ground in the final two furlongs and track has done extremely well in retaining moisture. Overall I would say it’s a genuinely decent, quick racing surface.
“One key point to note is that the tail wind should be stronger than it has been for the previous two days.
“Today is forecast to be dry with sunny spells and a maximum temperature of around 21 degrees Celsius.”
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.30pm PREMIER TRAVEL HANDICAP
£40,000 guaranteed, 1m, For 3yo Rated 81-100 (also open to such horses rated 80 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 9lb Weight raised 3 Minimum weight 8-4 Penalties after June 27th, each race won 6lb Crackdown's Handicap Mark 97 Entries 36 pay £ 200 Penalty value 1st £24,924.00 2nd £7,464.00 3rd £3,732.00 4th £1,868.00 5th £932.00 6th £468.00
1 BRIEF ENCOUNTER (IRE) (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XXII) Andrew Balding 3-9-2 Liam Keniry  5/1
2 CRACKDOWN (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-9 Royston Ffrench  11/4f
3 SOVEREIGN REMEDY (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-0 Frankie Dettori  7/2
4 CANWINN (IRE) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 3-8-11 Sam Hitchcott 
5 THOUSAND MILES (IRE) (John Fretwell) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-10 Richard Mullen 
6 KYLLACHY STAR (CBWS Partnership) Richard Fahey 3-9-2 Tony Hamilton 
7 SPINNERS END (IRE) (Mogeely Stud & Maura Gittins) Karl Burke 3-8-7 Jim Crowley 
8 ERMINE AND VELVET (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-3 Martin Dwyer 
9 MOHTASHEM (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-2 Richard Hills 
10 ARCHIE RICE (USA) (Anthony Foster) William Jarvis 3-9-2 Alan Munro 
Non-runners: 8 Hunterview, 11 Mutawarath
Distances: 3/4, 1, hd, 3/4, 1/2, 2 3/4, 3/4, 1 3/4, 7
Time: 1m 38.45s
Breeder: Ballyhane Stud
Breeding: br g Pyrus (USA) - Just One Look (Barathea (IRE))
Totes: Win: £6.70 Places: £2.10, £1.40, £1.90 Exacta: £24.30
Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. attended Radley College before obtaining a degree at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, during this time he rode as an amateur jockey and spent working holidays with trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies and Dan Hendricks in California. After leaving Cirencester, Andrew joined Toby Balding’s Fyfield Stables as the yard’s amateur jockey. In just over one hundred rides he rode 20 winners under rules, which included winning The Horse and Hound Cup and The Moet and Chandon at Epsom. In 1997 Andrew joined the Yorkshire based trainer Lynda Ramsden for two seasons. During this time he was closely associated with horses such as Nuclear Debate, Hawksley Hill, Bishops Court and Top Cees. The latter named joined the Kingsclere team when Lynda Ramsden stopped training in 1998 and Andrew returned home assist his father. Andrew is now married to Anna Lisa who plays a part in various sides of the business as well as working as an account manager for Johnno Spence Consulting and also as personal assistant to her sister in law, Clare, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dream Eater) ladbrokes.com Stakes (2007 Buccellati), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Number of horses in training (2003-2008): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120; 121 Number of wins in a season (2003-2008): 54; 48; 40; 48; 32; 66; Wins in 2009: 36
Winning jockey:- Name: Keniry, Liam Background: Brother of jumps jockey Barry. Apprenticed to Kingsclere-based trainer Ian Balding. Big race wins: Cambridgeshire (2004 Spanish Don), James Seymour Stakes (2004 Spanish Don), Old Borough Cup (2005 Balkan Knight) Royal Ascot wins (1): Britannia Handicap (June 20, 2002, Pentecost) Wins (2001-2008): 12; 30; 26; 19; 39; 27; 34; 49; Wins This Season: 41
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.00pm MEYDAN SUPERLATIVE STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£80,000, 7f, guaranteed For 2yo Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb Entries 17 pay £ 650 Penalty value 1st £45,416.00 2nd £17,216.00 3rd £8,616.00 4th £4,296.00 5th £2,152.00 6th £1,080.00
1 SILVER GRECIAN (Ocean Trailers) John Ryan 2-9-0 Michael Hills  5/1
2 ROI DE VITESSE (IRE) (Mustajed Partnership) Rod Millman 2-9-0 James Millman  25/1
3 SHAKESPEAREAN (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-0 Royston Ffrench  16/1
4 LUCKY GENERAL (IRE) (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Ryan Moore 
5 LORD ZENITH (Mrs M Wates) Andrew Balding 2-9-0 Liam Keniry 
6 EMPEROR CLAUDIUS (USA) (Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-0 Johnny Murtagh  13/8f
7 BIG AUDIO (IRE) (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Jimmy Fortune 
8 SILENCEOFTHEWIND (USA) (Mogeely Stud & Maura Gittins) Karl Burke 2-9-0 Jim Crowley 
Non-runner: 5 No Hubris
Distances: 1, 3/4, nk, 1/2, nse, 1 1/4, 1/2
Time: 1m 24.37s
Breeder: Deerfield Farm
Breeding: gr c Haafhd - Regrette Rien (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA))
Totes: Win: Places: Exacta:
Wining trainer:-Name: Ryan, John Based: Newmarket, Suffolk, Background: Assistant trainer to his father, Mick Ryan, who he replaced as licence holder at his Newmarket yard in September 2005 Big Race winners: Meydan Superlative Stakes (2009 Silver Grecian) Wins 2005-2008: 0;0; 2; 4 Wins in 2009: 9
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Duke Of York Stakes (2006 Steenburg), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Greenham Stakes (2006 Red Clubs), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause, 2007 Red Clubs), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Lowther Stakes (2006 Silk Blossom), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Shelbourne Hotels Goffs 500 (2006 Silk Blossom), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2006 Spinning Queen) Other details: champion apprentice 1983 Royal Ascot wins: 14 First Royal Ascot win: King Edward VII Stakes (June 15, 1993 Beneficial) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Queen Anne Stakes (1995 Nicolotte), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1996 First Island), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), King Edward VII Stakes (1993 Beneficial, 2001 Storming Home), Ribblesdale Stakes (2006 Mont Etoile) Wins (1990-2008): 61, 65, 91, 86, 89, 74, 80, 84, 61, 94, 73, 58, 66, 58, 66, 56, 69, 48, 45 Wins This Season: 38
THIRD RACE RESULT
2.35pm LADBROKES BUNBURY CUP HERITAGE HANDICAP
£100,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 3yo+ Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (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) Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 27th, each race won 6lb Plum Pudding's Handicap Mark 105 Entries 38 pay £ 500 Penalty value 1st £62,310.00 2nd £18,660.00 3rd £9,330.00 4th £4,670.00 5th £2,330.00 6th £1,170.00
1 PLUM PUDDING (IRE) (Hyde Sporting Promotions Limited) Richard Hannon 6-9-10 Ryan Moore  12/1
2 CAPTAIN BRILLIANCE (USA) (Bluehills Racing Ltd) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-3 Johnny Murtagh  3/1f
3 MUTHEEB (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-8 Frankie Dettori  7/1
4 JOSEPH HENRY (Billy Hughes) David Nicholls 7-9-0 Richard Hills  33/1
5 RACER FOREVER (USA) (Mohammed Obaida) John Gosden 6-9-9b Jimmy Fortune 
6 REDFORD (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Housemaster)) Michael Bell 4-9-5 Jamie Spencer 
7 SIGNOR PELTRO (First Of Many Partnership) Henry Candy 6-9-1 Dane O'Neill 
8 NOTA BENE (The Malzee Partnership) David Elsworth 7-9-3 Robert Havlin 
9 ORPSIE BOY (IRE) (Vanessa Church) Nick Littmoden 6-8-10 Louis-Philippe Beuzelin (5) 
10 DHAULAR DHAR (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XIV) Jim Goldie 7-9-3 Daniel Tudhope 
11 BENANDONNER (USA) (J Parsons & Sinead Parsons) Richard Fahey 6-9-2 Tom Hamilton 
12 SHIFTING STAR (IRE) (Night Shadow Syndicate) Walter Swinburn 4-9-0t Adam Kirby 
13 HEADFORD VIEW (IRE) (J O’R Syndicate) James Halpin IRE 5-9-0p Stephane Pasquier 
14 LAA RAYB (USA) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 5-9-10 Royston Ffrench 
15 SPANISH BOUNTY (The Farleigh Court Racing Partnership) Jonathan Portman 4-9-0 Tom Queally 
16 BEAVER PATROL (IRE) (G Stevens) Eve Johnson Houghton 7-9-5 Richard Mullen 
17 MISTER HARDY (The Cosmic Cases) Richard Fahey 4-8-13 Frederik Tylicki (3) 
18 AL MUHEER (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 4-9-4 Martin Dwyer 
19 GIGANTICUS (USA) (Derek James, Cavendish Inv Ltd, Matthew Green) Barry Hills 6-9-3 Michael Hills 
19 ran Non-runner: 5 A Khaleej
Distances: nk, 3/4, sh, 2 1/4, 1/2, 1, nk, 1 1/2, 3/4, hd, hd, 11/4, nk, 1 1/4, 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, 2 3/4
Time: 1m 23.39s
Breeder: Tom Deane
Breeding: b g Elnadim (USA) - Karayb (IRE) (Last Tycoon)
Totes: Win: £11.10 Places: £2.00, £1.70, £2.30, £6.20 Exacta: £44.60
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), Richmond Stakes (1992 Son Pardo, 2008 Prolific), 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), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel) Royal Ascot wins: 26 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, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs) First Goodwood winner: Crespinall (July 29, 1972 - Nassau Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 163 (42 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 (1982-2008):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; 171; Wins in 2009: 86
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: Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grend Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle) Other Big Race Wins Include: Ladbroles Bunbury Cup (2009 PlumPudding), Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (6): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standings) First Goodwood win: Barbason (The News Amateur Riders’ H’cap, June 9, 2000) Goodwood winners: 59 (13 at July Meeting) Number of Wins 2002-08: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126; 186 (champion jockey) Wins in 2009: 83
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.10pm DARLEY JULY CUP (GROUP ONE)
(BRITISH LEG OF THE GLOBAL SPRINT CHALLENGE)
£400,000, 6f, guaranteed, 6f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st 2lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 6lb Entries 69 pay £ 1400 Confirmed 14 pay £ 1100 Penalty value 1st £227,080.00 2nd £86,080.00 3rd £43,080.00 4th £21,480.00 5th £10,760.00 6th £5,400.00
1 FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE) (The Searchers) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-2 Tom Queally  12/1
2 MAIN AIM (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-5 Ryan Moore  14/1
3 J J THE JET PLANE (SAF) (Strydom, Du Preez, Houdalakis, Boyens) Mike De Kock SAF 5-9-5 Kevin Shea  13/2
4 PACO BOY (IRE) (The Calvera Partnership No. 2) Richard Hannon 4-9-5 Jimmy Fortune 
5 KING'S APOSTLE (IRE) (Bernard Kantor) William Haggas 5-9-5 Johnny Murtagh 
6 AFRICAN ROSE (Wertheimer et Frere) Criquette Head-Maarek FR 4-9-2 Stephane Pasquier 
7 TAKEOVER TARGET (AUS) (Joe & Ben Janiak) Joe Janiak AUS 10-9-5 Jay Ford 
8 EQUIANO (FR) (James Acheson) Barry Hills 4-9-5 Michael Hills 
9 PRIME DEFENDER (S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion) Barry Hills 5-9-5 Richard Hills 
10 SCENIC BLAST (AUS) (Elio Galante & Partners) Dan Morton AUS 5-9-5 Steven Arnold  11/8f
11 INTREPID JACK (Michael Lynch) Hughie Morrison 7-9-5 Jim Crowley 
12 ART CONNOISSEUR (IRE) (Richard Green) Michael Bell 3-8-13 Jamie Spencer 
13 ANCIEN REGIME (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-5 Frankie Dettori 
Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, 1, nk, hd, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, sh, 1, 1, 12, 6
Time: 1m 09.58s
Breeder: Bernadette Hayden
Breeding: b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Millennium Tale (FR) (Distant Relative)
Totes: Win: £15.50 Places: £3.50, £5.00, £2.90 Exacta: £127.50
Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years) British Classic Wins: (1) Ladbrokes St Leger (2006 Sixties Icon) Major wins: Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Irish 2000 Guineas (2006 Araafa); Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain - 2006 Sander Camillo), Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie) Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy), Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow Park), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis), Challenge Stakes (2003 Just James), Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2007 Fleeting Spirit), Gimcrack Stakes (2003 Balmont), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Musidora Stakes (2000 Kalypso Katie), GNER Park Stakes (2007 & 2008 Arabian Gleam), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), Sussex Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Jockey Club Stakes (2007 Sixties Icon) Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James, 2005 Proclamation), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2006 Sander Camillo), St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Royal Hunt Cup (2009 Forgotten Voice) Horses in training (1998-2008): 48; 78; 66; 70; 71; 67; 81; 91; 114; 117; 113; Wins in a season (1997-2008): 0, 18, 39, 40, 37, 43, 37, 34, 47; 46; 50; 53; Wins in 2009: 29
Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Born: October 8, 1984 Background: Son of Declan, who trains a small string in County Waterford. A former pony racing champion, who was champion apprentice in Ireland in 2000 with 28 wins - Devon trainer Tony Newcombe helped bring him to Britain while apprenticed in Ireland to Pat Flynn. First Winner: Larifaari (Nenagh Handicap, Clonmel, April 13, 2000 - on 4th racecourse ride) Big Race Wins: Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Dubai Airport World Trophy (2006 Dixie Belle), Empress Stakes (2005 Dixie Belle), totesport Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes (2004 Illustrious Miss), Rathbarry Stud’s Barathea Finale Stakes (2006 Frank Sonata), Star Stakes (2004 Queen Of Poland), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2008 Lady Gloria) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2009 Art Connoisseur) Wins 2003-2008: 1; 66*, 43 (*Champion Apprentice), 59; 66; 62 Wins In 2009: 50
FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm NGK SPARK PLUGS E.B.F. MAIDEN FILLIES' STAKES
£15,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo which are E.B.F. eligible Weights 9st Entries 21 pay £ 75 Penalty value 1st £9,714.00 2nd £2,890.50 3rd £1,444.50 4th £721.50
1 BELLA SWAN (Pendley Farm) Walter Swinburn 2-9-0 Adam Kirby  3/1f
2 WATER BISCUIT (Lady Rothschild) Brian Meehan 2-9-0 Jamie Spencer  7/1
3 OUTSHINE (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-0 Jimmy Fortune  9/1
4 GHAZWAH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 2-9-0 Richard Hills 
5 BABYLONIAN (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-0 Royston Ffrench 
6 AREEDA (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-9-0 Martin Dwyer 
7 DUBAWI HEIGHTS (F Golding, E Kirtland & Neville Callaghan) Simon Callaghan 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori 
8 STAR TWILIGHT (Dr Ali Ridha) David Lanigan 2-9-0 Chris Catlin 
9 EXCELLENT DAY (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-9-0 Sam Hitchcott 
10 LAREHAAN (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-0 Michael Hills 
11 SILENT SECRET (IRE) (Noel O’Callaghan) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Ryan Moore 
12 FAITHFUL DUCHESS (IRE) (V Araci) Ed Dunlop 2-9-0 Jim Crowley 
13 GOLDEN PIPPIN (P Tellwright) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Mullen 
14 PRECIOUS CORAL (IRE) (Michael Tabor) Simon Callaghan 2-9-0 Liam Keniry 
Distances: 3/4, 4, 1/2, nk, 3/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1, nk, 4, 1/2, 3/4
Time: 1m 12.13s
Breeder: Pendley Farm
Breeding: ch f Leporello (IRE) - Lydia Maria (Dancing Brave (USA))
Totes: Win: £4.30 Places: £1.70, £2.10, £3.50 Exacta: £22.80
Winning trainer:-Name: Swinburn, Walter Based: Church Farm, Station Road, Aldbury, Tring, Herts Born: 7/8/61 in Oxford Jockey Apprenticeship: With Frenchie Nicholson and Reg Hollinshead. First winner as a rider: Paddy’s Luck (Kempton, July 12, 1978) Classic wins as a jockey: (8) Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 1995 Lammtarra); Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 1992 Hatoof, 1993 Sayyedati); Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1988 Doyoun); Vodafone Oaks (1987 Unite - 1989 Aliysa won but was disqualified) First Winner as a Trainer at Newmarket: Serre Chevalier, T & V Tipsters Handicap, May 25, 2005; Big Race Wins as a Trainer: 47th John Smith’s Cup (2006 Fairmile); John Smith’s Stakes (2006 Pinpoint) Select Racing On Sky 432 Stakes (2007 Stotsfold), Betfred Silver Bowl (2008 Staying On), toteswinger Winter Hill Stakes (2008 Stotsfold) Number of horses in training (2005-2008): 113; 109; 119; 115; Wins in 2004-2008: 5; 43; 37; 26; 32; Wins in 2009: 19
Winning jockey:- Name: Kirby, Adam Background: Apprenticed to Michael Wigham in Newmarket before switching to Clive Cox’s Lambourn yard in February 2006. His father was formerly a racehorse breeder near Norwich. Now attached to Walter Swinburn’s yard. First winner (on first ride in public): Broughton Knows, Lingfield, October 1, 2004 Big Race Wins: Gosforth Park Cup (2005 Out After Dark), 47th John Smith’s Cup (2006 Fairmile), (Portland Handicap (2005 Out After Dark), Select Stakes (2007 Stotsfold), toteswinger Winter Hill Stakes (2008 Stotsfold) Wins (2004-2008): 3; 54; 58; 38; 48; Wins in 2009: 44
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm WEATHERBYS NURSERY
£20,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 27th, each race won 6lb Sir Parky's Handicap Mark 93 Entries 24 pay £ 100 Penalty value 1st £12,952.00 2nd £3,854.00 3rd £1,926.00 4th £962.00
1 LAMH ALBASSER (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori  3/1f
2 TRES CORONAS (IRE) (J Cringan & D Pride) David Barron 2-8-2ow1lb Chris Catlin  5/1
3 SIR PARKY (IRE) (Sir David Seale) Richard Hannon 2-9-7 Jimmy Fortune  6/1
4 ROCK OF LOVE (IRE) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 2-9-6 Royston Ffrench 
5 MASTER OF DANCE (IRE) (P Merritt) Richard Hannon 2-8-7ow1lb Ryan Moore 
6 BELL'S OCEAN (USA) (Ocean Trailers Limited) John Ryan 2-7-12 Louis-Philippe Beuzelin (5) 
7 GINGER GREY (IRE) (T Mohan & Neville Callaghan) Simon Callaghan 2-8-2ow1lb Martin Dwyer 
8 ANT MUSIC (IRE) (Phil Cunningham) Stan Moore 2-7-13 Adrian McCarthy 
9 JEHU (Box 41) Mick Channon 2-8-8 Sam Hitchcott 
9 ran Distances: 1 1/4, 2, hd, 1/2, 2 3/4, 2 3/4, 6, 2 3/4 Time: 1m 24.97s
Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC Breeding: ch g Mr Greeley (USA) - Madame Boulangere (Royal Applause)
Totes: Win: £3.80 Places: £1.70, £2.00, £2.20 Exacta: £20.80
Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (11) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) Royal Ascot Wins (30): Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in a season in Britain (1995-2008): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; Wins in 2009: 22
Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (13) Derby (2007 Authorized), Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Royal Ascot wins: 41 Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins) Wins (1987-2008): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2009: 23
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 8-11, 3-y-o 7-12 Penalties after June 27th, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 13lb Sereth's Handicap Mark 90 Entries 33 pay £ 75 Penalty value 1st £9,714.00 2nd £2,890.50 3rd £1,444.50 4th £721.50
1 COOL STRIKE (UAE) (Mrs P Hastings) Andrew Balding 3-8-6v Liam Keniry  9/1
2 MANYRIVERSTOCROSS (IRE) (Mrs M Sweeney) Alan King 4-9-11 Jamie Spencer  13/2
3 CLASSIC VINTAGE (USA) (R & P Scott, A & J Powell, Gallagher Stud) Amanda Perrett 3-9-0 Jim Crowley  6/1
4 GORDONSVILLE (Janis McPherson) Jim Goldie 6-9-10 Daniel Tudhope 
5 SAHRATI (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 5-9-13p Martin Dwyer 
6 WILLIAM BLAKE (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-9 Royston Ffrench 
7 NICE TIME (IRE) (Claudia Wiggins) Mark Tompkins 3-7-12 Nicky Mackay 
8 GROUP CAPTAIN (Peter Webb) Hugh Collingridge 7-9-9 Louis-Philippe Beuzelin (5) 
9 CLEAR REEF (Jane Chapple-Hyam) Jane Chapple-Hyam 5-9-7 Michelle Payne 
10 JABAL TARIQ (Mohamed Obaida) Barry Hills 4-9-9 Richard Hills 
11 SERETH (IRE) (Patsy Byrne) Barney Curley 6-10-0 Tom Queally 
12 GRAND PASSION (IRE) (Hugo Morriss) Chris Wall 9-9-12 Chris Catlin 
13 FORCE GROUP (IRE) (The Force Group) Mark Tompkins 5-8-13 Saleem Golam 
14 PICTORIAL (USA) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Gimcrack)) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-7 Ryan Moore 
15 BULLET MAN (USA) (Kevin Bailey & Nicola Mahoney) Luca Cumani 4-9-10 Jimmy Fortune  4/1f
Non-runner: 11 Persian Peril, 12 Caerlaverock
Distances: 1 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/4, 3/4, 5, 1 1/4, nk, 1, 1 3/4, 1 1/4, 3 1/2, 11, 10
Time: 2m 28.31s
Breeding: b g Halling (USA) - Velour (Mtoto)
Totes: Win: £10.10 Places: £3.00, £3.20, £2.50 Exacta: £111.00
Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. attended Radley College before obtaining a degree at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, during this time he rode as an amateur jockey and spent working holidays with trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies and Dan Hendricks in California. After leaving Cirencester, Andrew joined Toby Balding’s Fyfield Stables as the yard’s amateur jockey. In just over one hundred rides he rode 20 winners under rules, which included winning The Horse and Hound Cup and The Moet and Chandon at Epsom. In 1997 Andrew joined the Yorkshire based trainer Lynda Ramsden for two seasons. During this time he was closely associated with horses such as Nuclear Debate, Hawksley Hill, Bishops Court and Top Cees. The latter named joined the Kingsclere team when Lynda Ramsden stopped training in 1998 and Andrew returned home assist his father. Andrew is now married to Anna Lisa who plays a part in various sides of the business as well as working as an account manager for Johnno Spence Consulting and also as personal assistant to her sister in law, Clare, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dream Eater) ladbrokes.com Stakes (2007 Buccellati), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Number of horses in training (2003-2008): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120; 121 Number of wins in a season (2003-2008): 54; 48; 40; 48; 32; 66; Wins in 2009: 37
Winning jockey:- Name: Keniry, Liam Background: Brother of jumps jockey Barry. Apprenticed to Kingsclere-based trainer Ian Balding. Big race wins: Cambridgeshire (2004 Spanish Don), James Seymour Stakes (2004 Spanish Don), Old Borough Cup (2005 Balkan Knight) Royal Ascot wins (1): Britannia Handicap (June 20, 2002, Pentecost) Wins (2001-2008): 12; 30; 26; 19; 39; 27; 34; 49; Wins This Season: 42
CHAMPAGNE LANSON JULY FESTIVAL LEADING TRAINER
Trainer 1ST 2ND 3RD
Saeed bin Suroor 3 - 4
Sir Michael Stoute 2 2 1
Andrew Balding 2 1 -
Mark Johnston 1 2 1
Henry Cecil 1 2 -
Brian Meehan 1 2 -
Clive Brittain 1 1 -
John Dunlop 1 1 -
Richard Fahey 1 1 -
Jeremy Noseda 1 1 -
Richard Hannon 1 - 2
Stan Moore 1 - 1
Robert Cowell 1 - -
Freddie Head FR 1 - -
Hughie Morrison 1 - -
John Ryan 1 - -
Walter Swinburn 1 - -
John Gosden - 1 3
David Barron - 1 -
Tom Dascombe - 1 -
Ed Dunlop - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Alan King - 1 -
William Knight - 1 -
Rod Millman - 1 -
Richard Whitaker - 1 -
Barry Hills - - 2
Michael Blanshard - - 1
Mike De Kock SAF - - 1
James Fanshawe - - 1
Eve Johnson Houghton - - 1
Amanda Perrett - - 1
Bryan Smart - - 1
CHAMPAGNE LANSON JULY FESTIVAL LEADING JOCKEY
Jockey 1ST 2ND 3RD
Frankie Dettori 4 - 3
Ryan Moore 3 2 2
Liam Keniry 2 - -
Richard Hills 1 4 -
Neil Callan 1 2 1
Tom Queally 1 2 -
Johnny Murtagh 1 1 1
Martin Dwyer 1 1 -
Paul Hanagan 1 1 -
Jamie Spencer 1 2 -
Michael Hills 1 - 2
Eddie Ahern 1 - -
Robert Havlin 1 - -
Adam Kirby 1 - -
Olivier Peslier 1 - -
Royston Ffrench - 1 1
William Buick - 1 -
Chris Catlin - 1 -
Tony Culhane - 1 -
Richard Kingscote - 1 -
James Millman - 1 -
David Probert - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - - 4
Gary Bartley - - 1
Jim Crowley - - 1
Ted Durcan - - 1
Kevin Ghunowa - - 1
Richard Mullen - - 1
Kevin Shea - - 1
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