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Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Darley July Cup Preview


Scenic Blast, the impressive winner of the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, is primed for another big run in the six-furlong Darley July Cup according to trainer Dan Morton. With words that will strike fear in the hearts of the other 12 runners for Friday’s race, the Australian said: “The horse has come out of the race really well and he’ll strip fitter for this one. This year the horse has been going from strength to strength.”

The King’s Stand had been run on quick ground, but Morton was confident that the easing of the ground would not affect his gelding. “The sort of ground we’ve got at the moment shouldn’t be a problem. The only time I would be a bit worried is if the ground came up heavy.” Many of the Western Australian syndicate of owners - the nine-strong consortium runs under the name of property developer Elio Anthony Galante - will regroup for Scenic Blast’s attempt to win a second Group One within a month.

Mike De Kock will fly into the UK tomorrow morning to supervise J J The Jet Plane’s attempt to step up on his fourth place in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. The trainer felt that the way the Ascot race was run did not benefit his gelding. “I’m not sure about the very slow early pace, because it then turned into a dash,” he said.

De Kock has no worries about the going - J J The Jet Plane has won on soft at Turffontein in South Africa - but is tempted to step up in distance whatever happens on Friday. “I’m still itching to try him over further again. The horse was third in a Listed race over nine furlongs and it could be interesting,” he said.

Takeover Target, by some way the oldest horse in Friday’s race, was pulled out of the Golden Jubilee Stakes with a temperature, but trainer, Joe Janiak, is confident that the 10-year-old is fit and raring to go. “We took him out at Ascot as a couple of American horses in the yard had a virus and we were worried that he might have picked something up from them. It was more of a precaution than anything else,” said the trainer.

Takeover Target had previously appeared to disappoint in the Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint at Kranji, Singapore, in May, but Janiak felt that the horse had run close to his best. “We had different shoes on and he may not have got the grip that he wanted, but the time he ran was exactly the same as a year before when he won the race, so you can’t argue with that.” Moreover, if the ground comes up slow on Friday, Takeover Target would be very happy indeed. “He prefers it,” said Janiak.

The Group One Darley July Cup, worth £400,000, is the final British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge.


This year’s £400,000 Darley July Cup (3.10pm) is set to be a truly international contest, with leading sprinters from four countries among the 13 declared runners for the Group One sprint at Newmarket’s July Course on Friday.

The top six-furlong contest, the third and final British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, is highlight of the last day of Newmarket’s three-day Champagne Lanson July Festival - Friday, July 10.

After storming to a sensational victory over the minimum trip in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes on his British debut at Royal Ascot on June 16, Australian superstar Scenic Blast will make the step up to six furlongs on the July course.

The Dan Morton-trained five-year-old has previously triumphed over the same trip in the Group One Crown Newmarket Handicap at Flemington, Australia, in March and will be bidding for a third Global Sprint Challenge victory following his successes at Royal Ascot and in the five-furlong Lightning Stakes at Flemington in January.

The Australian presence will be further enhanced by veteran sprinter Takeover Target, who makes his second appearance in the Darley July Cup, having been seventh behind Les Arcs in 2006.

The evergreen 10-year-old, who notched his seventh Group One success with victory in the Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville, Australia, in May, was forced to miss the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot because a high temperature, but is reported to be in rude health by his trainer Joe Janiak following two racecourse gallops with Scenic Blast on the July Course.

Last season’s top South African sprinter, J J The Jet Plane, bids to take the prize for the southern hemisphere. Trained by Mike de Kock, the five-year-old landed three Grade One victories in his native country and was an impressive winner of a Listed contest at Windsor on his British debut in May prior to coming fourth in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes.

After saddling Anabaa to victory in 1996, Chantilly-based Criquette-Head Maarek is bidding for a second Darley July Cup success with the talented filly African Rose, who landed the Group One Ladbrokes Sprint Cup at Doncaster last season.

The home challenge is headed by Art Connoisseur, from the stable of Michael Bell. The three-year-old colt announced himself on the sprinting scene with a superb victory in the Golden Jubilee Stakes, beating Darley July Cup hopefuls including King’s Apostle and Intrepid Jack as well as J J The Jet Plane and Duff.

The Richard Hannon-trained Paco Boy triesto follow up success at Royal Ascot having won over a mile in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes, while Group Three scorer Main Aim, from the yard of Sir Michael Stoute, also drops down in trip after coming fourth in the same race.

Fleeting Spirit was the only one to give Scenic Blast a race in the King’s Stand Stakes, getting within three quarters of a length in second, while Equiano came eighth in the same race.

Prime Defender and Ancien Regime finished fifth and sixth to African Rose in last year’s Ladbrokes Sprint Club.

Prime Defender, after winning the Listed Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster in March, ran in the KrisFlyer International Sprint in Singapore in May but came home last of 13.

Ancien Regime made his Godolphin and seasonal debut when second in the Group Three Chipcase Stakes at Newcastle last month.

Stephen Wallis, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses., said: “This is a tremendous potential line-up for the Darley July Cup - the Ashes are not going to be over in Wales, they are going to be in the east of England at Newmarket!”


Third British Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, Class 1, Group 1, £400,000 Total Prize Fund. Six furlongs. For three-year-olds and upwards. Newmarket, Friday, July 10, 2009. Entries closed, May 5, entries revealed, May 6 (69 entries). Scratchings deadline, Tuesday, June 16 (43 remained). Six-day confirmation & £30,000 supplementary entry stage Saturday, July 4 (14 went forward). Final declaration stage 10.00am, Wednesday, July 8 (13 declared).

Form Horse Age/Weight Owner Trainer Jockey/Draw

1) 2/61316-2 ANCIEN REGIME (IRE) 4-9-05 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 12
2) 140-2000 EQUIANO (FR) 6-9-05 James Acheson Barry Hills Michael Hills 7
3) 00-40020 INTREPID JACK 7-9-05 Michael Lynch Hughie Morrison Jim Crowley 6
4) 111-(6)114 J J THE JET PLANE (SAF) 5-9-05 C Strydom, H Du Preez, “Lucky” Houdalakis, T Boyens Mike de Kock SAF Kevin Shea 5
5) 0201-020 KING'S APOSTLE (IRE) 5-9-05 Bernard Kantor William Haggas Johnny Murtagh 13
6) 3100-114 MAIN AIM 4-9-05 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 10
7) 1D1-0141 PACO BOY (IRE) 4-9-05 The Calvera Partnership No 2 Richard Hannon Jimmy Fortune 1
8) 0546-10 PRIME DEFENDER 5-9-05 S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion Barry Hills Richard Hills 3
9) 110-1511 SCENIC BLAST (AUS) 5-9-05 Elio Anthony Galante & Partners Dan Morton AUS Steven Arnold 2
10) 411-110 TAKEOVER TARGET (AUS)10-9-05 Joe & Ben Janiak Joe Janiak AUS Jay Ford 8
11) 14210-4 AFRICAN ROSE 4-9-02 Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR Stephane Pasquier 11
12) 12/1354-2 FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE) 4-9-02 The Searchers Jeremy Noseda - 9
13) 11120-01 ART CONNOISSEUR (IRE) 3-8-13 Richard Green & Michael Bell Racing Michael Bell Jamie Spencer 4

13 declared runners
2 Australian-trained
1 French-trained
1 South African-trained

One taken out today
DUFF (IRE) 6 Kilboy Estate Edward Lynam IRE



11/8 Scenic Blast
5 Paco Boy
13/2 Art Connoisseur
8 Fleeting Spirit
9 J J The Jet Plane
9 Takeover Target
16 African Rose
16 Main Aim
18 King’s Apostle
40 Ancien Regime
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3 b c Lucky Story (USA) - Withorwithoutyou (IRE) (Danehill (USA)
Form: 11128-71 Owner: Richard Green & Michael Bell Racing
Trainer: Michael Bell Breeder: Denis McDonnell Jockey: Jamie Spencer

Art Connoisseur
Bred at Denis McDonnell's Parkway Farm in Co Cork, Art Connoisseur was sold for 55,000 guineas to bloodstock agent Luke Lillingston at the 2007 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. The Lucky Story colt made an eye-catching debut in a five-furlong maiden at Leicester at the beginning of April, 2008, when he was pushed out to record a comfortable three and a quarter-length success. After another easy victory over the minimum trip, this time in a conditions race at Newmarket's Craven meeting, Art Connoisseur was given a two-month break prior to lining up in the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. Thriving on the step up six furlongs, he showed a stunning turn of foot to record a superb two and a quarter-length victory over subsequent Group One Darley Dewhurst victor Intense Focus, propelling him to the head of the market for the following season's Stan James-sponsored 2000 Guineas. Sent to the Curragh at the end of July for the first juvenile Group One contest of the European season, the six-furlong Phoenix Stakes, Art Connoisseur lost his unbeaten tag as he couldn't live with the pace of Mastercraftsman in the final furlong and came home second, four and a half lengths behind the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt. On his next appearance in the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes, run at Newbury following the abandonment of York's Ebor meeting, Art Connoisseur cracked a cannon bone when eighth behind Shaweel, bringing his juvenile campaign to an abrupt end. He began this season with a return to Newmarket's Craven meeting with connections hoping that he might prove his Classic credentials in the Betterbet European Free Handicap. Carrying top-weight in the seven-furlong Listed contest, Art Connoisseur pulled hard at the back of the field and was squeezed for room approaching the final furlong, coming home seventh behind Ouqba. After seeming not to stay seven furlongs, Art Connoisseur was given a break prior to another tilt at Royal Ascot, with trainer Michael Bell anxious not to race his colt under a penalty for his juvenile Group Two success. Lining up against some of the world's top sprinters in the six-furlong Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes, Art Connoisseur was held up towards the rear by Tom Queally, deputising for the suspended Jamie Spencer. The pair came with a storming run down that stands' side to lead at the furlong pole, holding off the late challenge of the US challenger Cannonball to prevail by a neck. A month before the race, Art Connoisseur popped a splint and his preparation was restricted to two weeks of swimming and three bits of work. Bell and joint owner Richard Green, a London-based art dealer, turned down a big offer for the colt after he won the the Coventry Stakes last year.

Race Record: Starts: 7; Wins: 4; 2nd: 1; 3rd: -; Win and Place prize money: £385,999

Richard Green & Michael Bell Racing
Richard Green is one Britain’s leading art dealers, with three galleries situated in Central London that sell a variety of different paintings ranging from the 17th century Dutch masters through to the Impressionists and modern British artists. The company also deals extensively in sporting and equine art, including pictures by George Stubbs and Sir Alfred Munnings. Green originally worked for his father’s art business after leaving school aged 15 before deciding to set up on his own just three years later. He enjoyed considerable success. Hee purchased Lord Nelson’s former home in 1998, opposite the auction house Sotherby’s in New Bond Street, turning it into his flagship art gallery. He also gave his name to a room in the National Gallery the following year. Green has kept his business in the family, with his brother John, sister Penny Marks, and sons, Jonathan, David and Matthew, all working for him. Matthew is also a keen racehorse owner and enjoyed notable success with Group One St James’s Palace Stakes winner Excellent Art, whom Green sold partly to the Coolmore operation. While Art Connoisseur’s success in the Golden Jubilee Stakes has been the biggest win so far for Richard, he has also seen his colours carried to victory by the Gary Moore-trained pair of useful handicapper Hitchens and Pace Shot, who was also fourth in the Triumph Hurdle at the 2006 Cheltenham Festival, and the 2000 Lincoln winner John Ferneley. Other success over hurdles has come from Rob Leach, successful in the valuable William Hill Handicap Hurdle at Sandown in 2001.

No previous Darley July Cup winners

Michael Bell
Michael Bell was born in Bristol on October 10, 1960 and attended Stowe School. He caught the racing bug at an early age and spent part of one holiday working for trainer Henry Candy, with whom his parents had horses. Upon leaving school, he prepared yearlings at the Haras d'Etreham in Normandy and then spent three years in the Life Guards, during which time he began riding in races as an amateur. He won five races in all, the highlight being a victory aboard Ten Cherries at Sandown's Grand Military meeting. After the army, Bell spent two and a half years as assistant trainer to Mercy Rimell and three years in the same role with Paul Cole. In 1988, his final season with Cole, Pass The Peace won the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket for the yard. The Alzao filly, who had cost just 9,500 guineas as a yearling, carried the colours of Bell's father, Brian. The 1989 season marked a new chapter in Bell's life as he joined the training ranks himself. Fittingly, Pass The Peace provided him with his first triumph as a fully licensed trainer when winning the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury on April 14. The filly finished a close fifth to Musical Bliss in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket before finding only Pearl Bracelet too good in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp. Bell enjoyed a first Classic victory when Ancestral Dancer won the Italian 1,000 Guineas in 1993 and major success followed in 1994 when Hoh Magic won the Group One Prix Morny at Deauville and Princely Hush captured the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes. Bell annexed another Italian Classic in 2001 when Zanzibar prevailed in the Oaks d'Italia. Bell's Fitzroy House Stables in Newmarket continued to enjoy a steady stream of success in the early part of this decade. The 2002 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood fell to Revenue, while Nevisian Lad landed the 2003 TNT July Stakes at Newmarket. However, his biggest success of all was to follow. In 2004, Bell had in his care a two-year-old of immense potential, owned by the Royal Ascot Racing Club and named Motivator. The Montjeu colt made his debut at Newmarket that August and trotted up by six lengths. He won the Group One Racing Post Trophy next time out and made a winning three-year-old debut in the Group Two Dante Stakes at York. Sent off the 3/1 favourite for the Derby at Epsom, Motivator provided Bell with his greatest training triumph to date when storming to victory by five lengths. The following year, Red Evie highlighted the trainer's skills as she recorded a magnificent seven-timer for the stable, graduating from a Yarmouth maiden to the Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown. She also won the 2007 Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Bell is enjoying another fantastic season in 2009, thanks to the Pivotal filly Sariska, who gave her trainer a second English Classic victory when winning the Oaks at Epsom. Royal Ascot also proved a happy hunting ground as Moneycantbuymelove won the Sandringham Handicap and Art Connoisseur swept aside a field of international sprinting stars to capture the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes. Art Connoisseur had been the stable's star in 2008 with victory in the Group Two Coventry Stakes at that year's Royal Meeting. Bell currently has over 100 horses in training for some distinguished owners including the Queen.

Darley July Cup Record: 1995-3 Hoh Magic 20/1

Jamie Spencer
Jamie Spencer sprang to prominence in 1998 when he won the Irish 1,000 Guineas on the Tommy Stack-trained Tarascon at the age of 17. He was apprenticed to Liam Browne at the time, a trainer through whose hands the likes of Mick Kinane, Mark Dwyer, Tommy Carmody and Stephen Craine had also passed. Spencer was born on June 8, 1980, in Co Tipperary. His father, George, sent out the one-eyed Winning Fair to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in 1963, but passed away when his son was only 12. Spencer was always more keen on riding than his studies when boarding at Kilkenny College and was best friends with James 'Fozzy' Stack, whose father Tommy trained Tarascon. Seemingly destined to be a jockey, he rode his first winner on Huncheon Chance for Ian Ferguson at Downpatrick on May 11, 1996. Spencer was brought over to Britain by the Stack family friend, Barney Curley, to ride Magic Combination to win over hurdles at Kempton in January, 1999, but soon concentrated on the Flat. He began a two-year contract with Luca Cumani in 2002, winning that season's Singapore Cup on Endless Hall and the Irish 1,000 Guineas on Gossamer. Having been used as a second-string rider by both Godolphin and Aidan O'Brien, he was signed up by the Coolmore team to replace Mick Kinane as number one jockey in 2004, having won the 2003 St Leger for Ballydoyle on Brian Boru. A relatively disappointing season ensued for the stable and, despite Group One victories aboard Ad Valorem, Powerscourt and Oratorio, Spencer handed in his notice at Ballydoyle in February, 2005. Having married television presenter Emma Ramsden that same month, he enjoyed a wonderful season as a freelance in England, being crowned champion jockey and enjoying Group One victories on the likes of David Junior and Goodricke. In 2006, he finished runner-up to Ryan Moore in the jockeys' championship and enjoyed further success on David Junior in the Coral-Eclipse, while in 2007 he shared the jockeys' title with Seb Sanders after a dramatic battle, which went down to the final day of the season at Doncaster. His highlights in 2008 included winning the Group One Racing Post Trophy aboard Crowded House and the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on the Michael Bell-trained Art Connoisseur. His association with Bell has brought a fruitful yield in 2009, the highlight so far being the Oaks triumph of Sariska, Spencer's second English Classic success. He has also enjoyed Royal Ascot victories this term on Moneycantbuymelove in the Sandringham Handicap for Bell, as well as astride the Brian Meehan-trained Radiohead in the Group Two Norfolk Stakes. Spencer has also experienced the thrill of victory at the Cheltenham Festival. The Spencer family home was a farm next to Edward O'Grady's Ballynonty stable, so there was a special poignancy when he survived a stewards' enquiry to take the 2002 Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on the trainer's Pizarro.

Darley July Cup record: 2001-10 Freud 16/1, 2003-9 Orientor 33/1, 2004-7 Antonius Pius 5/1, 2005-4 Soldier's Tale 4/1JF, 2008-13 Sir Gerry 7/1


5 b g Jet Master (SAF) - Majestic Guest (SAF) (Northern Guest (USA))
Form: (1)15/3011111-(6)114 Owners: Hennie Du Preez, Coenie Strydom, Thea Boyens & “Lucky” Houdalakis
Trainer: Mike De Kock SAF Breeder: Pat and Henry Devine Jockey: Kevin Shea

J J The Jet Plane
Named after an American cartoon character, J J The Jet Plane, was all the rage for the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot following an impressive four-length victory in the Listed Leisure Stakes at Windsor on June 1. That Thames-side romp over six furlongs was the gelding’s first start in Britain but he was unable to repeat that success at the Royal Meeting on June 20. After racing keenly to the lead, J J The Jet Plane was headed two furlongs out and then kept on to take fourth behind Art Connoisseur. The South African speedster notched seven victories from 10 starts in his homeland, including three at Grade One level, before competing with mixed success at the Dubai International Racing Carnival earlier this year. A 70,000 rand purchase as an under-sized, knock-kneed yearling, J J The Jet Plane entered training under the care of rookie trainer and joint-owner “Lucky” Houdalakis. The gelding landed a debut triumph over six furlongs on sand at Vaal racecourse in October, 2007, winning by six lengths. Houdalakis successfully stepped his charge up to Grade Three company for the seven-furlong Graham Beck Stakes at Turffontein on November 3, but defeat followed at the same course in the Grade Two Dingaans on November 24. Sent over nine furlongs in the Listed Sea Cottage Stakes on January 6, 2008, J J The Jet Plane was well-beaten in third behind odds-on favourite Eddington and he suffered another heavy loss at Turffontein in the Grade Two Gauteng Guineas on March 1, when he could only finish 10th in the mile contest. Returned to six furlongs on March 24, the three-year-old (southern hemisphere) impressed with victory in the Grade Two Senor Santa Handicap on turf at Vaal. Another Grade Three triumph followed in the Man O’War Stakes at Turffontein on April 12. J J The Jet Plane proceeded to rattle off a Grade One hat-trick in three of South Africa’s most prestigious sprints. After clinching the five-furlong Computaform Sprint at Turffontein on May 3, the little bay took steps towards greatness in the Golden Horse Casino Sprint at Scottsville on May 31. Carrying top-weight of 80kg, J J The Jet Plane was eased close home as he saw off older rivals by two and a quarter lengths. Following that success, reports suggested the horse would be sold, however, in June, 2008, it was revealed that Mike de Kock was to take over the training of J J The Jet Plane, who would continue under the same ownership. J J The Jet Plane clinched his latest South African victory in awesome fashion as he smashed the track record and slammed his rivals by four lengths in Clairewood’s sprinting showcase, the Mercury Sprint, on July 20. After being denied a run in the Hong Kong Sprint due to quarantine restrictions, the gelding’s first start for de Kock came in a conditions race at Nad Al Sheba, Dubai on February 12. A disappointing sixth-place behind inferior rivals ended that particular experiment on dirt and J J The Jet Plane reverted to turf for an impressive victory in the Group Three Al Quoz Sprint at the course. Bred by Pat and Henry Devine, J J The Jet Plane is by South African stallion sensation Jet Master out of the Listed winner Majestic Guest.

Race Record: Starts: 14; Wins: 9; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1 Win & Place Prize Money: £263,772

Hennie du Preez, Coenie Strydom, Thea Boyens, Nicholas Michael “Lucky” Houdalakis
Hennie du Preez is a resident of Elsburg, a town on the south east outskirts of Johannesburg. He made his money in the building industry. Du Preez went to the 2006 Emperors Palace National Two-Year-Old Sale determined to buy a horse by Jet Master. He bought J J The Jet Plane for 70,000 rand and roped in his friend Coenie Strydom, a property man, Thea Boyens, the female proprietor of the Elsburg Hotel, and trainer Lucky Houdalakis. Born on June 27, 1963, Houdalakis is a popular South African former jockey who was forced to retire in the wake of an injury sustained in 2003. He began training six horses at James Maree’s private establishment in April, 2006 and moved to the Vaal racecourse in December, 2007. The yard now numbers in excess of 60 inmates. He resides with his wife Natalie in the town of Three Rivers, not far from his training base, which is about 30 miles south of Johannesburg. He got hooked watching horseracing as a boy and became apprenticed to Dave Bullock upon leaving school at 14. As a jockey, Houdalakis enjoyed success in his homeland. He also spent three seasons in Macau, during which time he was never out of the top eight. His highlights in the saddle include victory aboard Legality in the Grade One Empress Club Stakes (15/02/2003). He sent out his first winner, Mans Mood, on July 31, 2006. As well as training J J The Jet Plane to three Grade One triumphs, he prepared Supper Club to win the Grade Two Debutante Stakes in June, 2007.
No previous Darley July Cup winners

Mike de Kock
Raised within a stone’s throw of Newmarket racecourse in South Africa, Mike de Kock, who was born on February 13, 1964, has been watching horseracing since his youth. In 1981, he was drafted into the Equestrian Unit of the South African defence force and became a riding instructor. After starting out in racing as assistant trainer to Ormond Ferraris, he moved on to Robbie Sage and finally Ricky Howard-Ginsberg. He took over Howard-Ginsberg’s stable upon the trainer’s death in 1989. De Kock was only 25 at the time but within months he had saddled the filly Evening Mist to win the Grade One Administrator’s Champion Stakes. He gained wider fame as the trainer of South African Triple Crown winner Horse Chestnut, widely considered the greatest South African champion. With his main base at Randtjiesfontein near Johannesburg and a satellite yard near Durban, de Kock has been champion trainer in his homeland three times, the first of those titles coming in the 1998/99 season. He has won a host of his country’s top prizes, including the Durban July, J & B Met, Summer Cup, South African Derby, Cape Argus Guineas, South African Filllies Guineas and South African Fillies Classic. He first made a splash internationally on Dubai World Cup night in 2003 as Ipi Tombe landed the Dubai Duty Free and Victory Moon took the UAE Derby. He has been the leading international trainer at the Dubai Racing Carnival every year since its inception in 2004. Major victories at Nad Al Sheba have come thick and fast thanks to the exploits of stable stars Grand Emporium, Right Approach, Sun Classique, Asiatic Boy and Archipenko. In 2008, De Kock trained the last-named to win the Group One Audemar Piguet QEII Cup in Hong Kong, the Group Two Summer Mile at Ascot and to finish second in the Grade One Arlington Million in the US, while Eagle Mountain took the Group One Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup. In recent seasons, he has based a select string of horses in Newmarket, England, for a northern hemisphere summer campaign. De Kock saddled Imbongi to win the Group Three Criterion Stakes at Newmarket on June 27. He is married to Diane and has two children.

Darley July Cup record: 2007-11 Drayton 33/1

Kevin Shea
South African Kevin Shea began riding out when he was 13, and joined the Summerveld stable of David Payne after completing his apprenticeship in 1982. He enjoyed a highly successful 18 years with the trainer but it wasn’t until he linked up with Mike de Kock in 2000 that he shot to international prominence. The pair teamed up with Ingleside, who landed the Summer Cup in 2001, and also took the 2002 Vodacom July Handicap with Ipi Tombe, who was the first filly in 50 years to triumph in the Grade One feature, helping Shea to his first jockey’s championship. Ipi Tombe went on to give Shea and de Kock further glory in the 2003 Dubai Duty Free as the trainer began to dominate the Dubai International Racing Carnival. Shea’s other major Nad Al Sheba successes include four winners of the Dubai City Of Gold Stakes, victory in the Dubai Sheema Classic with Sun Classique in 2008. Further international success has followed with several other Mike de Kock-trained horses, headed by Coolmore cast-offs Eagle Mountain, who landed the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile in 2008, and Archipenko, who triumphed in the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup in the same year. The latter went on to give Shea a first major success in the UK when taking the Group Two Plymouth Gin Summer Mile at Ascot in July, 2008, and was second in the Grade One Arlington Million the following month. He has ridden three winners in Britain so far this summer (all at Newmarket), including a double on June 27 when Imbongi won the Group Three Criterion Stakes for De Kock and the Clive Brittain-trained Jira landed the Listed Sunley Empress Stakes. Shea is married to Kim and counts himself as a fanatical Manchester United supporter, with a tattoo declaring his love for the Red Devils.

No previous Darley July Cup rides

5 b/br g Scenic - Daughter’s Charm (AUS) (Delgado (USA))

Form: 122112623/3110-21511 Owner: Elio Anthony Galante & Partners
Trainer: Daniel Morton AUS Breeder: Durham Lodge Thoroughbred Stud Jockey: Steven Arnold

Scenic Blast
A son of Scenic, who dead-heated in the 1988 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, England, Scenic Blast has emerged as one of Australia’s leading sprinters over the past two seasons. He was sold for AUS $85,000 as a yearling at the WA Magic Millions sale. His first season included victories in Listed company at Ascot (Australia) and in a Grade Three contest at Caulfield, both coming over six furlongs, while he also scored over five furlongs at Belmont Park (Perth) in handicap company. He also ran extremely well in defeat on two occasions, both in Group One company, when taking the runner-up spot behind Weekend Hustler in the Caulfield Guineas and third behind the same horse in the Coolmore Stud Stakes. Last year saw Scenic Blast win two of his four starts, with both victories coming in handicap company at Ascot and Caulfield. He disappointed at the end of 2008 when stepped back up to Pattern company in the Group Two Memsie Stakes at Caulfield in August, but this poor run was attributed to a wind problem and the horse was subsequently operated on. The operation certainly proved the key to Scenic Blast this year. After finishing second over five furlongs in a handicap at Ascot in January, he caused something of an upset when landing the first leg of the Global Sprint Challenge 2009, the Group One Coolmore Lightning Stakes over five furlongs, at Flemington on January 31. In that contest he had the likes of Weekend Hustler and Apache Cat in arrears. Next time out on February 21, he finished fifth behind Swiss Ace in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield before getting the better of that rival by a head when successful, coming with a breathtaking last-to-first run, in the 22-runner Group One Newmarket Handicap (colloquially known as the “Sprinters Melbourne Cup”) over six furlongs at Flemington on March 7. The horse has been stabled with Peter Chapple-Hyam during his stay in England, which has already included a stunning victory at Royal Ascot. The powerful gelding travelled supremely well in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes over five furlongs before unleashing a devastating burst of acceleration that took him to the lead at the furlong pole. Scenic Blast looked for a moment as though he would register a wide-margin victory but his lead was cut to three-quarters of a length at the line by the strong late run of the filly Fleeting Spirit, the pair clear.

Race Record: Starts: 18; Wins: 8; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £870,569 (AUS$1,780,551)

Elio Anthony Galante & Partners
Elio Galante, who owns Scenic Blast in partnership with nine others, is managing director of Beaumonde Homes, a Perth-based house builder that specialises in the construction of quality single and two storey homes on the Perth coastal strip. His wife Jacqui is also heavily involved with the company, which was established in 1986. Galante has been in horse ownership for a number of years. Good horses he has been involved with include the 2004 Group One Victoria Derby winner Plastered and star sprinter Scenic Blast.

No previous Darley July Cup winners

Dan Morton AUS
Dan Morton, 36, is based in Perth, Western Australia and is the son of trainer Len Morton, who enjoyed his biggest success with Muros in the 1978 Brisbane Cup and handled the decent mare Celestial Show, who finished third in the 2001 Caulfield Cup. Morton senior moved away from Perth to train in Melbourne in order to chase the better prizes offered in the east before moving back to Perth when the quality of racing improved in Western Australia. Dan initially rode as an apprentice jockey for his father before becoming too heavy. In 2004, Len handed over the training licence to Dan, but subsequently started training a small team of horses again in his own right. In addition to Scenic Blast, Dan has also trained the high-class middle-distance performer Scenic Shot, winner of the Grade One XXXX Gold Doomben Cup at Doomben last month. He enjoyed a high-profile success at Royal Ascot in 2009 when Scenic Blast posted an impressive effort to win the Group One King’s Stand Stakes.

No previous Darley July Cup runners

Steven Arnold
Born and raised in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory of Australia, Steven Arnold, 34, began his riding career as an apprentice to his mother, Sheila, before moving on to the stables of leading Adelaide trainer Ted Cameron. After six months, he was lured to the yard of Lee Freedman, but found it hard to make an impact on the Melbourne scene as a 17-year-old and returned to Adelaide to ride for Cameron’s son Russell. The partnership flourished and Arnold won local jockey premierships as an apprentice and senior rider, before the jockey decided to try his luck riding in Macau. When Cameron decided to move to Melbourne in 1998, Arnold returned to Australia soon after and the pair enjoyed a superb spring campaign in 2000, culminating with victory in the Thousand Guineas with All Time High. Arnold also struck up a successful relationship with another Cameron-trained horse, Bomber Bill, who won the Australia Stakes and the Goodwood Handicap and contested the Golden Shaheen in Dubai and the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Other horses to have been ridden by Arnold include the Bart Cummings-trained Magical Miss, who won the Thousand Guineas and the VRC Oaks in 2001, and the outstanding sprinter Toledo, who landed the Australia Stakes in 2002. In total, Arnold has 15 Group One victories to his name with the most recent being two successes this season with Scenic Blast in the Coolmore Lightning Stakes and the Crown Newmarket Handicap. As well as being one of Australia’s most successful jockeys, Arnold is also one the tallest at 5' 9" and he doesn’t ride below 55kg, which has restricted his opportunities in some of the leading handicaps. He made his first UK ride a winning one at Royal Ascot in June when partnering Scenic Blast to success in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes.

No previous Darley July Cup rides


10 b g Celtic Swing - Shady Stream (AUS) (Archregent (CAN))
Form: 1111111/43024011/13113021/5214211/2312411-110 Owner: Joe & Ben Janiak
Trainer: Joe Janiak AUS Jockey: Jay Ford Breeder: Meringo Stud Farm

Takeover Target
Joe Janiak bought the broken down and unraced Takeover Target for a mere AUS$1,400. The gelding made a resounding early impression on his trainer/owner, leaving Janiak with 30 stitches to a head wound after flooring him before a barrier trial. He was put out to grass for six months after that incident but went on to secure seven straight victories when finally making it to the track. The first of those came in a maiden over six furlongs at Queanbeyaan, Australia, on April 23, 2004, and the last in the sequence was the Group One Seppelt Salinger Stakes at Flemington on October 30 of that year. He continued to run respectably in top events without winning until securing the Group Three Summer Stakes at Doomben on December 10, 2005. He proceeded to rattle off a hat-trick, adding a Listed contest 14 days later and then taking his second Group One prize, the five-furlong Lightning Stakes at Flemington in February, 2006. Two further starts, including victory in the Group One Newmarket Stakes at Flemington the following month, preceded a trip to Britain. Takeover Target made a stunning British debut when taking the then Group Two King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot by a short-head from Benbaun and finished a creditable third to Les Arcs in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes four days later. The gelding failed to fire when two lengths seventh to Les Arcs in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket in July. He left for Japan and ran second in the Grade Two Centaur Stakes in September before landing the Group One Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama. He was controversially prevented from competing in Hong Kong that December after medication was found in his system. His return to Australia, brought a fifth to Bentley Biscuit in the Group One All-Aged Stakes at Randwick in April, 2007, and that was followed by a close second to the same rival over six furlongs at Doomben in the BTC Cup. He returned to top form in the seven-furlong Group One Carlton Draught Doomben 10,000 in May, when he swept aside star filly Gold Edition for a half-length verdict. Coming back to Royal Ascot for a second time, Takeover Target once again showed his liking for the Berkshire course, finishing a good fourth in his supposed “prep” race, the King's Stand Stakes, before finishing a head second in the Golden Jubilee Stakes four days later. Connections bypassed the Darley July Cup at Newmarket, but Takeover Target suffered a mild bout of colic in July and injured himself in a paddock accident, forcing him out of action for several months. Having made a winning reappearance at Randwick at the start of December, Takeover Target returned to the Sydney racecourse three weeks later to take the six-furlong Listed Star City Razor Sharp Quality Stakes by a nose. Controversy followed on his next appearance at Randwick, when he was demoted to second in the seven-furlong Group Two Villiers Stakes on January 5, 2008, following an objection by the runner-up Honor In War. Returning to Group One company, Takeover Target finished a creditable third behind Apache Cat on heavy ground in the Sydney City Lexus T J Smith Stakes, run over six furlongs at Randwick on April 26. Sent to Singapore to contest the KrisFlyer International Sprint, Takeover Target showed that he still retained all of his ability as a nine-year-old with a scintillating victory in the six-furlong contest at Kranji, beating Magnus by half a length and setting a new course record in the process, in spite of trainer Joe Janiak insisting that the horse was only 90 per cent wound up for the race. A third visit to Royal Ascot then beckoned and again Takeover Target performed with great distinction, going down by half a length to Equiano in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes and then fourth to Kingsgate Native in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes. After the Royal Meeting, he was put away and returned in the form of his life at the end of 2008 and start of 2009 with victories in the Group Two Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot, Australia, in November and at the same course in the Group Three A J Scahill Stakes in December. Two Group One victories then followed, in the T J Smith Stakes at Randwick on April 18 and in the Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville on May 2. The 10-year-old disappointed on his latest start in the Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint at Kranji, Singapore, on May 17, with trainer Joe Janiak feeling that the gelding perhaps did not handle the track. A high temperature on the eve of the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes prompted his withdrawal from the Royal Ascot race in June.

Race Record: Starts: 40; Wins: 21; 2nd: 6; 3rd: 4; Win & Place Prize Money: £2,980,556 (AUS$6,028,311)

Joe & Ben Janiak
Joe Janiak is based at Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, after moving his 10-strong string there following Takeover Target's Royal Ascot win in 2006. Born to Polish parents on a boat travelling to Australia, the 61-year-old is a former baker and taxi driver who shovelled manure at stables as a child to pay for school. He trained a couple of racehorses in a part-time capacity and lived in a caravan for over 12 years at Queanbeyaan, a country racetrack outside Canberra. He bought the broken down and unraced Takeover Target for a mere AUS$1,400 and had 30 stitches to a head wound when the gelding floored him before a barrier trial. He owns Takeover Target in partnership with his sons Ben and Scott. Ben, who trained horses under his father's name at Coffs Harbour, took out his own licence in May, 2008, and trains in Canberra. Joe Janiak is set to publish a book entitled “Against All Odds” later this year while there are rumours that the remarkable achievements of Takeover Target could be made into a film with Russell Crowe playing the role of Janiak.

Darley July Cup record: 2006-7 Takeover Target 9/2F

Jay Ford
Based in Sydney, New South Wales, Jay Ford began riding Takeover Target as a 20-year-old apprentice in 2004 and has partnered the gelding to seven of his eight Group One victories. The star sprinter's trainer Joe Janiak gave Ford his first career win aboard Chumbolly. He was New South Wales Champion Apprentice in 2003/04 and, on July 10, 2004, became the first junior in over 25 years to ride five winners in a day at a Sydney Metropolitan meeting. He began riding in 2001as apprentice to Canberra trainer Keith Dryden, and spent the latter part of his apprenticeship with Rosehill trainer Kim Waugh. Takeover Target provided him with his first Group One win when taking the Seppelt Salinger Stakes at Flemington on October 30, 2004. As well as his global exploits on Takeover Target, Ford's big-race wins also include the 2005 Spring Champion Stakes and the 2006 Randwick Guineas aboard Hotel Grand. Ford lost the mount on Takeover Target when the gelding won at Randwick this April - Janiak didn’t make public why this happened - but has been reunited with his old partner for the latest two outings.

Darley July Cup record: 2006-7 Takeover Target 9/2F

Race 1 - EBF Hotel Chocolat Fillies’ Handicap


The 2009 Champagne Lanson July Festival got under way with the seven-furlong EBF Hotel Chocolat Fillies’ Handicap in which Greenisland caused a 66/1 shock in the hands of Robert Havlin.

However, there certainly appeared to be no fluke about the three-year-old Fasiliyev filly’s victory as she battled on gamely to record a three quarters of a length success over Balaagha and Mo Mhuirnin, who dead-heated for second.

Successful trainer Hughie Morrison said: “This is the first time in Britian this season that she has really had conditions to suit her. She just wants decent ground really. I thought it might be a bit too soft for her today, so I walked the course when I arrived and found it to be perfect.

“I think every clerk of the course should look at this ground to see what ground should be like. She just bowled along in front, which she likes doing, and has won on merit.

“She is a really gutsy filly and is blind in her left eye. 66/1 was a ridiculous price. Earlier in the season, she was actually third in a Listed race in Germany when she was not fully wound up and is a good filly from a good family and everyone involved with her has put a lot of effort in. We know that she likes this ground - at Ascot you are dead in the water in the middle of the course and it was heavy ground on her previous race at York. We fancied her.

“It is always good to have a winner at this meeting. We have had a good few winners here over the years.

“I am also pleased for the owners (Stonehorn Stud Farms). They have had horses for a long time and it is good to see them rewarded. Everyone needs encouragement during these times.”

Havlin added: “This filly is so tough. She ran in Germany this year, when she was third behind two nice fillies in a Listed race, and I think she just got a bit tired that day. She’s blind in one eye but she heard them coming and just battled.

“She had a bad draw at Ascot and Steve (Drowne) tried to drop her in a bit and she was just in the wrong place on the day. She likes to bowling up there and likes them to come and have a fight with her.

“It seems perfect ground out there - well it felt like that on her, anyway!”

First race - The EBF Hotel Chocolat Fillies’ Handicap - Placed Quotes


Balaagha has made a habit of starting her races slowly and it was business as usual in the EBF Hotel Chocolat Fillies’ Handicap with the Michael Jarvis-trained filly proving fractious on the way down and then coming out of the gates slower than anyone.

“It is her character, she’s always a little bit difficult. She’s never really jumped in a race in her life, she likes to give the others a start. You can do it as many times as you like at home and she will still do the same [on a racecourse]. It’s something we try to overcome, but it’s costing her races,” said Jarvis.

Despite her volatility, the filly, who started as the 6/1 favourite, still came home faster than anything, dead-heating for second place with Mo Mhuirnin.

“She gave away five lengths today, but was beaten three-quarters of a length. You just can’t give away starts like that. She’ll get it right one day, I think,” said Jarvis.

The Richard Fahey-trained Mo Mhuirnin, owned by the six-strong County Mayo-based Gone West Syndicate, also came home like a train, giving jockey Paul Hanagan grounds to say, “In another 50 yards, we would have won it.”

Hanagan, though, was clearly not looking over his right shoulder.

Second race - The totesport.com Handicap - Winners’ Quotes


If trainer Stan Moore needed to be persauded what was the perfect distance for his colt Total Gallery, there was a persuasive argument in the six-furlong £100,000 totesport.com handicap which the three-year-old won by a neck. “I thought maybe five furlongs [was his best] but I could be wrong,” said the trainer.

“I think it made the big difference today that he wasn’t taking on the older horses. When you have a horse that’s highly rated and they are taking on the older horses at the beginning of the year, it’s quite difficult.

“He’s a real nice horse and was a bit unlucky on Saturday at Sandown. He just got boxed in and never got a chance to race at all. We thought that if that race hadn’t taken anything out of him, that maybe we had a chance.

“A little bit of give is good. In the Temple Stakes, it was heavy which he didn’t go on. I would say the ground out there is perfect. There would be no excuses for any horse.

“We’ll play it by ear now. He may go for the Prix de l’Abbaye at the back-end. That would be his main option, but another one of these wouldn’t go amiss.”

Winning jockey Murtagh said: “Stan told me he was a nice horse and he was a bit unlucky on his last start when he didn’t get much room but he got a lovely run today.

“He’s a nice big horse and a nice prospect. He’s a typical sprinter - short, strong and deep-set.”

Race 2 - totesport.com Heritage Handicap - Placed Quotes


After the 66/1 success of Greenisland in the opener, there was very nearly another shock in the £100,000 totesport.com Heritage Handicap when 40/1 chance Desert Icon, partnered by 3lb claimer David Probert, went down by a neck to Total Gallery.

Trainer William Knight said: “I would by lying if I said I fancied him from 5lb out of the handicap today but I am delighted and he has run a good race.

“He had good form as a two-year-old but has had a lot of problems and it is nice see him returning to form and fulfilling his potential. He injured himself after he ran in the Richmond at Goodwood last season (when he was pulled up) and has actually fractured his pelvis twice. We were close to retiring him.

“I don’t know where we will go now. I doubt he would go back to Goodwood as that is where he injured himself last year. He is probably going to go up in the weights now, so we could have a look to see if there is anything for him before he is reassessed.”


Following the running of the first race the going description was changed to GOOD all over (from Good, Good to Soft in places).

Race 3 - Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes - Winning Quotes

Trainer Clive Brittain has had some fine fillies pass through his hands during his career such as Pebbles, Sayyedati, User Friendly and Crimplene, and the longstanding Newmarket handler looks to have another talented female on his hands in the shape of Misheer following her commanding three and a quarter length success in the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes. Partnered by Neil Callan, the filly carried the colours of longstanding owner Saeed Manana.

Always travelling strongly, the 7/2 chance powered right away in the closing stages to defeat the 9/4 favourite Habaayib.

Brittain said: “She’s tiny but has a big heart.

“Right from the start she showed she was useful. We have some nice fillies at home but she has always wanted to be in front of everything else - she hates being behind.

“I would say she’s as good a filly as I’ve had for a while - she has a great temperament, a high cruising speed and a turn of foot.”

The Oasis Dream filly suffered the only defeat of her career so far when second, beaten five lengths, in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot behind American raider Jealous Again but Brittain gave a valied reason for that defeat.

He continued: “She had a sore back before Ascot and for the four days before the race I was massaging her back myself which meant I couldn’t work her.

“Neil said that when he rode her at Ascot she just felt flat about half way through the race and that was merely due to the fact she had missed her work. I knew coming here today she would improve and she has beaten the horses that finished behind her in the Queen Mary by further.

“Interestingly, she weighs the same as Pebbles did at the same stage (408kg) but is a very different shape to her. I think we will look at the Moygalre Stud Stakes at the Curragh for her now.”

Neil Callan added: "I knew that this was a very classy filly the first time I sat on her but she has done nothing but improve. She’s not very big but my God she has got a big heart.

"When she won over five furlongs she showed good speed and was very professional. She seems to have relaxed in her work and improved since Ascot - she has a temperament to die for.

"I said to Clive that I think that she will get seven furlongs and he agreed with me because he had a big plan to go for the Fillies’ Mile at the end of the season, but we will enjoy today for the moment."

Stan James quote the winner at 16/1 (from 33/1) for the 2010 stanjames.com 1000 Guineas.

Third race - The Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stake
- Placed Quotes


Trainer Stan Moore’s day has gone from good to better, the sweet success of Total Gallery in the £100,000 totesport.com Handicap followed by a hugely encouraging run from that colt’s half-sister, Lady Darshaan, in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes.

“I think she’s a classy filly and we threw her in at the deep end today” said Moore of the 16/1 shot, who was third behind Misheer.

“Walking round the paddock, I thought she looked the most babyish. She’s still very raw. The jockey [Jimmy Fortune] loved her. He said, we shouldn’t over race her, she could be anything.”

There was disappointed for the 9/4 favouritefavourite Habaayib, who was put in her place by Misheer, the winner by three and a quarter lengths, and a neck ahead of the third.

“We were beaten by a very good filly today,” said Ed Dunlop, trainer of the favourite.

“We did think our filly had her tail a little high and she could be coming into season. She was fractious today.

“We’ll put her away now and come back for the Cheveley Park Stakes [in October],” said Dunlop.

Fourth race - The Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes
- Winners’ Quotes


Trainer Freddie Head described the sensation of his stable returning to Group One race victories as “Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely,” after his filly had won the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes by half a length with just a little bit in hand.

“She came early and I was a bit scared, but she kept finding something. I think she could have won a little further. No one came back to her at the end very fast.

“She did it the hard way. But she kept on finding something. I don’t think there was much pace early on, it was a funny race. You can’t just sprint for 800 yards, it’s hard to get away,” said the trainer.

Head admitted that he had some anxiety as to whether his filly, who had been so impressive as a three-year-old, had trained on, after she was defeated in the Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp in May. “You never know with fillies going from three to four. I thought she was going well at home. But we had a day [at Longchamp] when the going was too soft.”

Jockey Olivier Peslier also thought the ground that day, when the filly was only seventh, had been too soft, but argued that “maybe she was not 100% also.”

Peslier said the filly had been a little playful before the race. “She’s always like that. She’s a nice filly and in the race she’s great, but sometimes beforehand she plays up a bit.

"She did just enough out in front today - she looked around a bit and she still might not be 100%. Next time she might be better and she was a little bit cheeky today after I gave her a slap.”

Peslier had reported to the trainer that there was a “bit of give in the ground” but when asked the same question directly, Peslier said the ground was “Perfect - it’s always perfect when you win.”

Head explained that the two main targets for Goldikova now would be the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville and then California for the Breeders’ Cup Mile, which the filly won last year.

Race 4 - Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes - Placed Quotes



Spacious and Heaven Sent finished first and second in the Group Two Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot last month but in the Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket today it was Heaven Sent who came out on top as the pair finished second and third behind Goldikova.

Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Cheveley Park Stud, owners of both Heaven Sent and Spacious, said: “You can’t split them. They have both run extremely well and it was no disgrace for the two girls to finish behind a filly like Goldikova.

“We will look at the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood now for Spacious. Heaven Sent is also in that race and we could also consider the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown for her.”

James Fanshawe, trainer of Spacious, added: “She ran very well and the form with Heaven Sent was very close to that of the Windsor Forest Stakes.

“Goldikova is a very special filly.

“We will look at stepping her up to 10 furlongs now, possibly in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.”

Back in fourth was last year’s champion juvenile filly Rainbow View and her trainer John Gosden said: “She ran great and it was the older fillies who were in front today.

“We were beaten only a length and a half and she was just caught for toe. I think she probably wants a mile on soft ground or a mile and a quarter.

“She is in the Nassau and there is also the Prix Rothschild at Deauville on the same day to consider.”

Race 5 - Mertoun Paddocks EBF Maiden Stakes


There was a lot to like about the performance of Elusive Pimpernel, who made a winning debut in the seven-furlong Mertoun Paddocks EBF Maiden Stakes under Eddie Ahern.

The winner, a 12/1 chance, came with a good run up the far side to record a half-length success over Timely Jazz.

Elusive Pimpernel is a half-brother to Palavicini, winner of the Listed Fairway Stakes on the Rowley Mile back in May. Both colts race in the colours of owner/breeder Windflower Overseas Holdings.

Successful trainer John Dunlop said: “He is the second foal out of the mare and being by Elusive Quality is more precocious than Palavicini, who is by Giant’s Causeway.

“He is a very big horse and I wanted to get a run into him. I thought that the July Course would suit him and the drop of rain helped.

“I don’t know how good the race was today - there didn’t seem to be anything backed - but I couldn’t be more delighted with him.

“I honestly haven’t thought about where we go from here.”

Eddie Ahern added: "He’s a lovely horse and I got really good vibes off the guys in the yard and also from Mr Dunlop - he was showing a lot at home on the gallops. He came here today and it was if he had been racing loads of times.

"He gave me a lovely ride down to the start and going into the stalls but he was taken off his feet early on. A lot of that was because of greenness and he has probably never gone that fast before in his life.

"He broke well but they were going a good gallop and, first time out, I just patted on his shoulders to get him into a rhythm. It was only after halfway that I managed to get him travelling better and once he started travelling, it was just a question of sitting there and biding my time.

"I switched to the left because there were a lot of horses to my right and he’s such a big horse that the last thing I wanted to do was give him an interrupted passage. I wanted him to do a bit for more me so I gave him a couple of cracks and the penny started to drop with a furlong and a half to go.

"He was motoring up the hill and the further he was going, the better. He galloped out really well after the line and it’s important to see horses run like that.

"Not many of Mr Dunlop’s horses win first time out but the good ones do and I think time will tell if it was a good race or not. It rode like a good race and we will have to see how the others come out of it."

Sixth race - The TurfTV Maiden Stakes - Winners’ Quotes


Blizzard Blues and Manifest gave trainer Henry Cecil a one-two in the TurfTV Maiden Stakes. The trainer was both delighted and surprised: “I didn’t expect that. I would have been happy if he [Blizzard Blues] had finished in the first half. I thought the other one would finish much further ahead.”

The punters clearly thought the same as the trainer for Blizzard Blues, the winner by three-quarters of a length, had started at 25/1 and Manifest, ridden by stable jockey Tom Queally, was just 11/2.

Blizzard Blues had the assistance of former champion jockey Jamie Spencer, which was just as well, for as steering jobs go, this proved to be a difficult one. The previously unraced three-year-old went from one side of the track to the other in the final furlong, and a stewards’ enquiry was inevitable.

“He’s very babyish,” said the trainer, “But he shouldn’t lose the race really.”

Th stewards enquired into any interference to the third-placed Kansai Spirit caused by Blizzard Blues, and ruled that the placings should remain unaltered.

Cecil also spoke about the well-being of Midday, who goes in Sunday’s Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh, where she is up against Sariska, who narrowly defeated her in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

“Touch wood [Cecil touches two journalists’ heads], she’s very well and we’re very pleased and looking forward ro the re-match. May the best horse win.”


Jamie Spencer was banned for four days after his winning ride on Blizzard Blues in the TurfTV Maiden Stakes.

The stewards found his mount had interfered with the third Kansai Spirit in the final furlong and the interference was caused by careless riding on Spencer’s part. He allowed his mount to drift left without correction.

His suspension will be from Wednesday to Saturday, July 22 to 26.

Race 7 - Abu Dhabi International Stakes (Group Two, Purebred Arabians)


Trainer Rod Simpson, once a familiar sight on British racecourses, made a return to the winner’s enclosure at Newmarket when Fryvolous was the comfortable winner of the Abu Dhabi International Stakes, a Group Two event over a mile for Purebred Arabian horses. Darragh O’Donohoe was the winning rider.

Simpson, who won the 1988 Bunbury Cup on the July Course with Pinctada, has been based in Abu Dhabi since 2001.

He said: “Fryvolous has been in Britain since May 22. The first two weeks were good as the weather was warm and sunny but then, when it was wet and cooler, it just put him back a bit.

“I knew we were slightly under-prepared today but you have to remember he has come from working on firm sand in 45 degree heat and it has just taken him time to become adjusted.

“I told Darragh that he would need the run today but hopefully not too much!

“There are lots of good races coming up for him. He will definitely go to Newbury on July 19 and then I think it is likely we will go back to Abu Dhabi before going for the big Arabian race in France on Arc day.

“The horse has won races between five furlongs and a mile and has done everything we have asked of him.

“I got into training Arabians by being in the right place at the right time and was head-hunted. I knew nothing about them before that and to be honest the first Arabians I saw were so small I wasn’t that keen. However, when I saw the better Arabian horses I soon became much more interested. They are different animal from thoroughbreds - they have one less vertebrae and one less rib for one thing.”

“It is always good coming back to Newmarket, I have good memories of this place.”

Daragh O’Donohoe added: “I missed out on riding this horse in Abu Dhabi a couple of times but even after I had a fall at Windsor on Monday nothing was going to stop me getting on him today!

“It is lovely ground out there today but he really likes top of the ground.

“We hit the front a bit early and he had a bit of a blow. He will come on for this and will also be better on a flatter track and on faster ground.”


£30,000, 1m, For Purebred Arabians, 4yo and upwards.

1 FRYVOLOUS (FR) (Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayad Al Nahyan) Rod Simpson UAE 6-9-13 Daragh O’Donohoe

2 EL RIGOLETTO (FR) (Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum) Francois Rohaut FR 4-9-8 F-X Bertras

Winning distance: 2 1/2

Time: 1m 47.74s


Clerk Of the Course, Michael Prosser, reported that the ground, initially Good, Good To Soft in places this morning, was changed to Good after the first race when the jockeys came in and reported that the ground was perfect, having dried a bit.

“The forecast for the next 48 hours is basically dry, with temperatures between 19 and 21 degrees for the next two days,” said Prosser.

“I wouldn’t imagine the track will dry out much more. There is supposed to be a fair breeze tomorrow and Friday but the amount of rain we’ve had - and we actually watered last Saturday too - means there is plenty of moisture in the profile of the soil.

“The going remains Good. I would anticipate the going will get towards Good To Firm by Friday but it will still be beautiful ground and there is no reason to water at all.”


Newmarket Racecourse is increasing the profile of the fashion competitions at this year’s Champagne Lanson July Festival by inviting racegoers to enter “Fashion At The Festival” each day and give themselves a chance of winning one of the amazing prizes on offer.

Today it was “Most Stylish Accessories” and winners and prizes were as follows:

1st prize: Week for two on a cocoa plantation in St Lucia, courtesy of Hotel Chocolat. This went to Karen Knight from Worksop, Notts.

2nd prize: Champneys’ midweek spa break for two at Henlow Grange. This went to Susan Hall of Newmarket.

3rd prize: £50 accessories voucher at ‘Ghost’, the ladies fashion shop in Cambridge. This went to Jackie Hurley of Grays, Essex.

All 10 finalists received a box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates and a pair of tickets to see Boyzone at the Newmarket Nights on Friday, 14th July.


1.30pm EBF Hotel Chocolat Fillies’ Handicap
4 First City - 10/1 from 12/1 (Sky Bet)
5 Never Lose - 12/1 from 14/1 (Boylesports)
10 Cumana Bay - 7/1 from 8/1 (Sky Bet), 13/2 from 8/1 (Paddy Power)
14 Lovely Thought - 16/1 from 20/1 (Boylesports)

2.00pm totesport.com Heritage Handicap
2 Total Gallery - 14/1 from 18/1 (Sky Bet)
6 Parisian Pyramid - 15/2 from 9/1 (Boylesports, Paddy Power), 7/1 from 9/1 (totesport, VC Bet), 7/1 from 8/1 (Sky Bet)
10 Run For The Hills - 8/1 from 9/1 (Boylesports)
11 Big Apple Boy - 10/1 from 14/1 (VC Bet)

2.35pm Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes
1 Capercaillie - 100/30 from 4/1 (Paddy Power)
2 Ceedwell - 10/1 from 12/1 (Sky Bet)

3.10pm Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes
3 Goldikova - 2/1 from 9/4 (Boylesports)
8 Rainbow View - 2/1 from 9/4 (Boylesports)

3.45pm Mertoun Paddocks EBF Maiden Stakes
3 Erfaan - 9/1 from 12/1 (Sky Bet)

5.30pm Home Of Racing Handicap
1 Canongate - 25/1 from 33/1 (totesport), 20/1 from 33/1 (Boylesports)
3 Last Three Minutes - 5/2 from 11/4 (Boylepsorts, totesport)
10 Admiral Dundas - 10/1 from 11/1 (totesport)
13 Dancourt - 9/2 from 11/2 (Sky Bet)


The going for the opening day of the 2009 Champagne Lanson July Festival is:


(GoingStick 7.7, reading taken at 8.30am)

Yesterday saw six millimetres of rain fall on the July Course, adding to the 16 millimetres Newmarket received on Monday.

Michael Prosser, Director of Racing at Newmarket said: “We had six millimetres of rain yesterday, with a heavy shower hitting the course at 10pm.

“It is starting to brighten up now and I would expect that by the time of the first race today, the going will be riding just on the slow side of good.

“I think it is unlikely we will see any rain during racing today, or throughout the duration of the three days of the Champagne Lanson July Festival.

“Temperatures today are forecast to be around 19 degrees Celsius, 19/20 Celsius tomorrow and 20/21 Celsius on Friday, with sunny spells.”


£40,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 3yo Rated 81-100, which are E.B.F. eligible (also open to such fillies rated 80 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 9lb Weight raised 1lb Minimum weight 8-4 Penalties after June 27th, each race won 6lb Rosabee's Handicap Mark 99 Entries 28 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 GREENISLAND (IRE) (Stonethorn Stud Farms Ltd) Hughie Morrison 3-8-13 Robert Havlin [11] 66/1
2 dht BALAAGHA (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-8-8 Richard Hills [12] 6/1f
2 dht MO MHUIRNIN (IRE) (Gone West Syndicate) Richard Fahey 3-8-4 Paul Hanagan [9] 8/1
4 PYRRHA (Lady Juliet Tadgell) Chris Wall 3-8-6 Alan Munro [3] 9/1
5 PHOTOGRAPHIC (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-9-4 Michael Hills [10]
6 CUMANA BAY (J Shannon) Richard Hannon 3-8-9 Jimmy Fortune [14]
7 RESORT (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-7 Ryan Moore [15]
8 NEVER LOSE (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-2 Neil Callan [16]
9 FIRST CITY (Saeed Misleh) David Simcock 3-9-0 Ahmed Ajtebi (3) [5]
10 SEA OF LEAVES (USA) (Frank & Annette Brady) Jim Goldie 3-9-0 Daniel Tudhope [13]
11 MASTOORA (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 3-8-2 Louis-Philippe Beuzelin (5) [6]
12 ARABIAN MIRAGE (Plantation Stud) Brian Meehan 3-9-1 Martin Dwyer [1]
13 GOOD AGAIN (Future In Mind Partnership) Gerard Butler 3-9-3 Eddie Ahern [4]
14 ROSABEE (IRE) (Richard Budge) Debbie Sanderson 3-9-9 Edward Creighton [7]
15 LOVELY THOUGHT (Liam Sheridan) William Haggas 3-8-6p Liam Jones [2]

Non-runner: 9 Foundation Room (withdrawn at start)
Distances: 3/4, dht, 1/2, 3/4, nse, 1/2, nse, hd, 1, 1 3/4, 1 3/4, sh, 1/2, 17
Time: 1m 24.09s
Breeder: Stonethorn Stud Farms Ltd
Breeding: b f Fasliyev (USA) - Green Castle (IRE) (Indian Ridge)
Totes: Win: £85.10 Places: £16.30, £2.60, £3.30 Exacta: £343.90

Winning Trainer:-Name: Morrison, Hughie Date of Birth: 7/11/60 Based: East Illsley, Berkshire Date of First Licence: 1997. Had five point-to-point wins and previously assistant to Paul Cole for two years. Major Jumps Wins: William Hill National Hunt Chase (2002 Frenchman’s Creek), Ladbroke Hurdle (2001 Marble Arch) Major Flat Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2005 Pastoral Pursuits - first Group One winner, 2007 Sakhee’s Secret), Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes (2008 Stimulation), City & Suburban Handicap (2002 Salim Toto), Vodafone Rated Stakes (2002 Salim Toto), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint (2004 Baltic King), Prix Kergorlay (2005 Alcazar), Prix Royal Oak (2005 Alcazar), Sagaro Stakes (2003, 2005 Alcazar), Sirenia Stakes (2003 Pastoral Pursuits) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Wolferton Handicap (2008 Supaseus) First Royal Ascot Winner: Waverley, Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap, June 2003 Horses in training (2003-2008): 65; 73; 92; 76; 84; 92; Number of Wins on Flat (2002-2008): 28; 46; 34; 43; 46; 37; 34; Wins in 2009: 24

Winning jockey:-Name: Havlin, Robert Born: December 6, 1973 Based: Manton, Wiltshire Background: Apprenticed to Peter Chapple-Hyam and then retained by trainer John Gosden during his time at Manton Big Race Wins: Lancashire Oaks (2003 Place Rouge); Aphrodite Stakes (2006 Quenched); Bet Direct From Littlewoods Leisure Stakes (2000 Mount Abu); Davidoff26. Swiss Derby (2006 Majofils), Woodcote Stakes (2007 Declaration Of War) First Winner: Diet, Ayr, June 22, 1991 Wins (2001-08): 12; 12; 20; 12; 33; 35; 32; 32; Wins in 2009: 20


2.00pm totesport.COM HERITAGE HANDICAP
£100,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 3yo Rated 0-105 Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 27th, each race won 6lb Enderby Spirit's Handicap Mark 104 Entries 24 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 TOTAL GALLERY (IRE) (Coleman Bloodstock Limited) Stan Moore 3-9-7 Johnny Murtagh [11] 11/1
2 DESERT ICON (IRE) (B & D Willis, B & M Pullin) William Knight 3-7-9 David Probert (3) [8] 40/1
3 ENDERBY SPIRIT (GR) (We-Know Partnership) Bryan Smart 3-9-3 Gary Bartley (5)[14] 14/1
4 ROWAYTON (Mrs J Vickers) James Bethell 3-8-0 John Quinn [12] 20/1
5 PARISIAN PYRAMID (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Nicholls 3-8-8 Martin Lane (5) [5] 9/1
6 IMPERIAL GUEST (John Guest) George Margarson 3-8-4 Chris Catlin [15]
7 SPRING GREEN (Nicholas Jones) Hughie Morrison 3-7-13 Nicky Mackay [10]
8 SHAMWARI LODGE (IRE) (Andrew Russell) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Ryan Moore [18] 11/2f
9 FIVE STAR JUNIOR (USA) (Moyns Park Stud) Linda Stubbs 3-8-11 Shane Kelly [19]
9 ENACT (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-7-13 Louis-Philippe Beuzelin (5) [4]
10 PROCLAIM (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Joe Fanning [17]
11 RUN FOR THE HILLS (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 3-8-10 Jimmy Fortune [13]
12 AKHENATEN (Box 41) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Tony Culhane [6]
13 SLOOP JOHNB (Jonathan Gill) Richard Fahey 3-8-2 Paul Hanagan [1]
14 KLYNCH (L P R Partnership) Brian Meehan 3-8-1ow3lb Richard Thomas [7]
15 DAMIEN (IRE) (The Hon Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Barry Hills 3-9-6 Michael Hills [2]
16 TIMETEAM (IRE) (R Gander) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-2ow2lb Martin Dwyer [16]
17 GLOBAL CITY (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 3-9-6t Frankie Dettori [9]
18 BIG APPLE BOY (IRE) (Highbeck Racing) Jedd O'Keeffe 3-8-6 Andrew Elliott [3]
19 DARK LANE (David Armstrong) David Barron 3-8-1p Francis Norton [20]

19 ran Non-runner: 9 Five Star Junior Distances: nk, 3/4, hd, nk, 3/4, 3/4, hd, sh, nk, 1/2, hd, 1, 3/4, 1/2, nk, 1, 1, nse
Time: 1m 10.67s Breeder: Michael Woodlock & Seamus Kennedy Breeding: br c Namid - Diary (IRE)
Totes: Win: £12.30 Places: £2.70, £8.70, £3.40, £5.10 Exacta: £497.40
Winning trainer:-Name: Moore, Stan Born: September 10, 1961 Based: Moved to Berkeley House Stables in Upper Lambourn in July 2008, having previously trained at the historic Uplands yard nearby Background: former professional jockey who rode on the flat and over hurdles, winning the 1987 Tote Gold Trophy aboard the Toby Balding-trained Neblin. Is married to Richard Hannon’s niece Sara. Date of first trainer’s licence: October 1, 1990 Big Race Wins: Masaka Stakes (2006 Don’t Dili Dali); Indore Pears Diamond Winkfield Stakes (2006 Satulagi); Jetair Esher Cup (2004 Barathea Dreams); Stanleybet Spring Mile (2005 Barathea Dreams) Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy (2007 Dubai Dynamo) Wins (2001-2008): 16; 13; 8; 19; 18; 36; 24; 17; Wins in 2009: 17

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Investec Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Group One Wins: National Stakes (1993 Manntari), Opera (1995 Timarida), Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Moyglare Stus Stakes (1998 Ebadilya), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), National Stakes (1999 Sinndar), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Yorkshire Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Oper (2000 Petrushka), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Epsom Derby (2000 Sinndar), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2000 Greek Dance), Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Abbaye (2000 Namid), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish 2000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Gold Cup (2001 Royal Rebel), E P Taylor Stakes (2001 Choc Ice), Gold Cup (2002 Royal Rebel), Epsom Derby (2002 High Chaparral), Cadran (2002 Give Notice), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Irish Derby (2003 Alamshar), Golden Jubilee (2003 Choisir), BGC Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator), Matron Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Falmouth Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Falmouth Stakes (2005 Soviet Song), Epsom Derby (2005 Motivator), Yorkshire Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato), Golden Jubilee (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies Mile (2007 Listen), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2008 Henrythenavigator), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Irish Oaks (2008 Moonstone), King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2008 Halfway To Heaven), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman), Juddmonte International Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Darley Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), National Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again), Irish Derby (2009 Fame And Glory) Royal Ascot Wins (32): Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl); Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 Royal Rebel, 2002, Royal Rebel, 2008 & 2009 Yeats), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000, Katiykha), Ascot Handicap Stakes (2000 Barba Papa), Golden Jubilee (2000 Superior Premium, 2003 Choisir, 2007 Soldier’s Tale), King George V Handicap (2001 Beekeeper), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), Wokingham Handicap (2001 Nice One Clare), Queen Anne Stakes (2002 No Excuse Needed, 2008 Haradasun), King Edward VII Stakes (2002 Balakheri), Windsor Castle Stakes (2002 Revenue), King’s Stand Stakes (2003 Choisir), Hampton Court Stakes (2003 Persian Majesty), Jersey Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel, 2008 Honolulu), Queen Mary Stakes (2007 Elletelle), Britannia Handicap (2007 Eddie Jock), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur), Windsor Forest Stakes (2009 Spacious) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2001 (5 wins); 2002 (4 wins), 2008 (6 wins)) Wins in Britain 1999-2008: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; 28; Wins in Britain this season: 9


£80,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo fillies Weights 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb Entries 11 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 MISHEER (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Neil Callan [10] 7/2
2 HABAAYIB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-8-12 Richard Hills [6] 9/4f
3 LADY DARSHAAN (IRE) (Coleman Bloodstock Ltd) Stan Moore 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [1] 16/1
4 CAPERCAILLIE (USA) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [9]
5 CROWN (IRE) (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [2]
6 CEEDWELL (Prime Equestrian) Bryan Smart 2-8-12 Tom Eaves [4]
7 RADDY 'ELL PAULINE (IRE) (Mike McGeever & Theresa Marnane) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [7]
8 LITTLE SCOTLAND (David Armstrong) Tim Easterby 2-8-12 Alan Munro [8]
9 HAIRSPRAY (John Breslin) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Tony Culhane [5]
10 SWAN WINGS (Nicholas Jones) Andrew Balding 2-8-12 William Buick [3]

10 ran Distances: 3 1/4, nk, 2 1/2, 3/4, nk, 1/2, 1, nk, 2 1/4 Time: 1m 10.85s
Breeder: New England Stud & Partners Breeding: b f Oasis Dream - All For Laura (Cadeaux Genereux)
Totes: Win: £4.00 Places: £1.60, £1.40, £3.00 Exacta: £12.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Brittain, Clive Edward Born: Calne, Wiltshire, 15/12/33 Trains at Carlburg Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Brittain first earned money out of horses at the age of eight, breaking in ponies. He served his apprenticeship with Sir Noel Murless, for whom he worked as a groom for 23 years. Wife Maureen was Murless' secretary, and she eventually became secretary for Brittain. Helped by some gambling winnings, largely gleaned from Altesse Royale's win in the 1971 Oaks, he set up as a trainer from Pegasus House Stables in Newmarket in 1972, having his first winner, Vedvyas, at Doncaster on April 1 of that year. Three years later he moved across town to his current yard, which was purchased for him by his then principal patron, Captain Marcos Lemos. Date of first licence: 1972 First winner: Vedvyas, Doncaster, April 1, 1972 British Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles,1993 Sayyedati); 2000 Guineas (1991 Mystiko); Vodafone Oaks (1992 User Friendly), St Leger (1978 Julio Mariner, 1992 User Friendly) Other major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Turf (1985 Pebbles), Champion Stakes (1985 Pebbles), Chester Vase (1995 Luso, 2003 Dutch Gold, 2005 Hattan), Cheveley Park Stakes (1992 Sayyedati), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1985 Pebbles), UAE Equestrian And Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (1992 Gussy Marlowe, 2006 Rajeem), German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1993 User Friendly), Grosser Volkswagen Preis von Baden (2004, 2005 Warrsan), Hong Kong International Vase (1997 Luso); Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Italian Derby (1991 Hailsham, 1995 Luso), Japan Cup (1986 Jupiter Island), Juddmonte International (1991 Terimon), Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile (1999 Teggiano); Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene), Nell Gwyn Stakes(1998 Cloud Castle), Prix Jacques Le Marois (1993 Sayyedati), Prix Jean Prat (1988 Lapierre), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1997 Air Express), September Stakes (2006 Kandidate), St James’s Palace Stakes (1974 Averof, 1976 Radetzky), Sussex Stakes (1995 Sayyedati), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 and 2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1992 User Friendly) First Royal Ascot win: Averof (June 6, 1974 - St James’s Palace Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (15): St James’s Palace Stakes (1974 Averof, 1976 Radetzky), Queen Anne Stakes (1978 Radetzky, 1991 Sikeston, 1993 Alflora), Queen’s Vase (1982 Evzon), Coronation Stakes (2000 Crimplene), Royal Hunt Cup (1985 Come On The Blues), Hardwicke Stakes (1985 Jupiter Island), Chesham Stakes (1987 Lapierre, 1995 World Premier), Ribblesdale Stakes (1992 Armarama), Britannia Handicap (1992 Efharisto), King Edward VII Stakes (1996 Amfortas), Jersey Stakes (2003 Membership)Horses in training (1972-2008): 37; 57; 71; 84; 81; 108; 81; 104; 104; 85; 92; 101; 102; 88; 115; 125; 130; 119; 145; 176; 143; 118; 124 ; 111; 114; 75; 104; 100; 77; 94; 69; 67; 83; 114; 95; 111; 97 Wins in a season (1983-2008):45: 33: 51: 39: 38: 40: 36: 42: 53: 63: 37: 37: 51: 35: 26: 23: 40: 27: 28: 31: 41: 28: 32; 48; 28; 27; Wins in 2009: 30

Winning jockey:-Name: Callan, Neil Francis Born: July 6, 1978 Based: Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Hails from County Kildare. Rode for Willie Fitzpatrick at The Curragh and Kevin Prendergast in Ireland. After a luckless spell, he had applied for a job as a kitchen fitter before joining Karl Burke in February 1998 as a work-rider on a six-month contract. After two months Burke suggested he should take out a British licence. First Winner: Dancing Lawyer (Levy Board Apprentice Handicap, Warwick, May 4, 1998 - debut ride in Britain) Big Race Wins: Oaks d’Italia (2007 Fashion Statement), Middle Park Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Gimcrack Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (2006 Mulaqat), Sunday Special Handicap (1998 Raise A Prince), Vodafone Fillies’ Stakes (2004 Astrocharm), Portland Handicap (2004 Halmahera) Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode); Old Newton Cup (2006 Consular), Persimmon Homes Flying Childers Stakes (2006 Wi Dud), Duke Of York Stakes (2007 Amadeus Wolf), Topkapi Trophy (2008 Pressing), Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes (2009 Misheer) Other details: champion apprentice in 1999, champion all-weather jockey 2000, 2003 and 2007 Royal Ascot Wins (1): Buckingham Palace Stakes (2006 Uhoomagoo) First Royal Ascot Winner: Uhoomagoo, Buckingham Palace Stakes, June 22, 2006) Wins (1998-2008): 29, 56, 80, 38, 52, 52, 126, 151, 129, 102, 109 Wins in 2009: 71


£200,000 guaranteed, 1m, For 3yo+, fillies and mares Weights 3yo.8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st 5lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 9lb Entries 28 pay £ 600 Confirmed 12 pay £ 1400 Penalty value 1st £113,540.00 2nd £43,040.00 3rd £21,540.00 4th £10,740.00 5th £5,380.00 6th £2,700.00

1 GOLDIKOVA (IRE) (Wertheimer Et Frere) Freddie Head FR 4-9-5 Olivier Peslier [3] 7/4f
2 HEAVEN SENT (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 6-9-5 Ryan Moore [7] 8/1
3 SPACIOUS (Cheveley Park Stud) James Fanshawe 4-9-5 Johnny Murtagh [6] 11/2
4 RAINBOW VIEW (USA) (Georg Strawbridge) John Gosden 3-8-10 Jimmy Fortune [4]
5 PENNY'S GIFT (Malcolm Brown & Penny Brown) Richard Hannon 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer [5]
6 SAN SICHARIA (IRE) (Paddy Twomey) Joanna Morgan IRE 4-9-5 Ted Durcan [2]
7 EVA'S REQUEST (IRE) (Liam Mulryan) Mick Channon 4-9-5 Edward Creighton [8]
8 COSMOPOLITAN (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 4-9-5 Frankie Dettori [1]

8 ran Distances: 1/2, 1/2, nk, 6, hd, 1 1/2, 16 Time: 1m 36.21s
Breeder: Wertheimer et Frere Breeding: b f Anabaa (USA) - Born Gold (USA) (Blushing Groom)
Totes: Win: £1.90 Places: £1.10, £2.70, £1.90 Exacta: £14.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Head, Freddie Born: June 19, 1947 at Neuilly Based: Chantilly, France Background: a member of the first family of French racing, father Alec was a legendary jockey and trainer before handing over to Freddie’s sister Criquette in 1978, grandfather Willie also rode, sister Martine runs the Haras Du Quesnay Stud. He used to be a superb jockey in his riding days around the Paris tracks before becoming a trainer (in 1998) upon retirement from the saddle in August, 1997 - his first success came in April, 1964, and he went on to become a six-time French champion jockey. He rode four Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winners - Bon Mot III (1966), San San (1972), Ivanjica (1976) and Three Troikas (1979). He also won the 1000 Guineas on Ma Biche (1983) and Miesque (1987) and the 2000 Guineas on Zino in 1982 Big Race Wins as a Trainer: Prix de l’Abbaye (2008 Marchand D’or), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2009 Goldikova), Darley July Cup (2008 Marchand D’Or), Prix Noailles (2000 Kutub), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2006, 2007 & 2008 Marchand D’Or), Prix du Muguet (2007 Racinger), Prix de la Porte Maillot (2006 & 2007 Marchand D’Or), Prix Jean Prat (2008 Tamayuz), Prix Rothschild (2008 Goldikova), Prix Jacques le Marois (2008 Tamayuz), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2008 Goldikova) Wins in Britain in 2008: 1 Wins in Britain This Season: 1

Winning Jockey: Peslier, Olivier Date Of Birth: January 12, 1973 Background: proved a star on the pony circuit as a child, and joined apprentice school at Chantilly under suggestion of jockey Patrice Lemaire. Joined Patrick Biancone in 1987, winning his first race aboard Cavallo d’Oro in 1989. Champion apprentice in 1991, he moved to Nicolas Clement’s stable after Biancone went to Hong Kong, becoming stable jockey for Prince Yazid Saud. Won first Listed event in 1990 with Blash at Lion d’Angers, beating Cah Asmussen. Won first Group One race on Clement-trained Le Balafre in the Prix Jean Prat in 1993, despite having succeeded Dominique Boeuf as stable jockey for Daniel Wildenstein. Signed for Andre Fabre in 1993 until 2002, when he took as top jockey at Wertheimer stables. Champion Jockey in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 200. Received the Prix Claude Foussier in 1999 for services to French equestrian sports. Group One Wins: Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2009 Goldikova),Jean Prat (1993 La Balafre, 2005 Turtle Bowl, 2007 Lawman), Grand Criterium (1993 Lost World), Cadran (1994 Molesnes, 2004 Westerner), La Foret (Bigstone), Ispahan (1994 Bigstone), Gran Criterium (1995 Glory of Dancer), Irish Derby (1995 Winged Love), Hong Kong Vase (1995 Partipral), Saint Alary (1995 Muncie, 1997 Brilliance)), Marcel Boussac (1995 Miss Tahiti), La Foret (1995 Poplar Bluff), Grand Criterium (1995 Loup Solitaire), Coronation Stakes (1996 Shake The Yoke), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1996 Helissio), Arc de Triomphe (1996 Helissio), Deutsches Derby (1997 Borgia, 2003 Dai Jin), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1997 Air Express), Dewhurst Stakes (1997 Xaar), Vermeille (1997 Queen Maud), Salamandre (1997 Xaar), Lupin (1997 Cloudings), Jockey Club (1997 Peintre Celebre), Grand Prix de Paris (1997 Peintre Celebre), Ganay (1997 Helissio, 2000 Indian Danehill, 2003 Fair Mix), Arc de Triomphe (1997 Peintre Celebre), E P Taylor Stakes (1997 Kool Katie Katie), Irish 2000 Guineas (1998 Desert Prince), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1998 Desert Prince), Epsom Derby (1998 High Rise), Moulin de Longchamp (1998 Desert Prince), Ispahan (1998 Loup Sauvage), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1998 Fragrant Mix), Grand Prix de Paris (1998 Limpid), Arc de Triomphe (1998 Sagamix), Irish 2000 Guineas (1999 Saffron Walden), Hong Kong Mile (1999 Docksider), Hong Kong Vase (1999 Borgia), Royal-Oak (199 Amilynx), Marcel Boussac (1999 Lady Of Chad), Lupin (1999 Gracioso), Royal-Oak (2000 Amilynx), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2000 Sagacity), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare (2001 Banks Hill), Japan Cup (2001 Jungle Pocket, 2004 Zenno Rob Roy), Coronation Stakes (2001 Banks Hill), Jacques Le Marois (2001 Vahorimix), Lockinge Stakes (2002 Keltos), Jacques Le Marois (2002 Banks Hill), Deutschland Pokal (2003 Dai Jin), Saint-Alary (2003 Fidelite), La Foret (2003 Etoile Montante), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2004 Torrestrella), Mile Championship (2005 Hat Trick), Hong Kong Mile (2005 Hat Trick), Gold Cup (2005 Westerner), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2006 Ouija Board, 2009 Vision D’Etat), Royal-Oak (2006 Montare), Man O’War Stakes (2007 Doctor Dino), Irish 2000 Guineas (2007 Cockney Rebel), English 2000 Guineas (2007 Cockney Rebel), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2008 Falco), Prix Rothschild (2008 Goldikova), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2008 Goldikova) Royal Ascot Wins (13): Ascot Stakes (1996 Southern Power), Coronation Stakes (1996 Shake The Yoke, 2001 Banks Hill), Britannia Stakes (1997 Fly To The Stars), Royal Hunt Cup (1997 Red Robbo), King’s Stand Stakes (1997 Don’t Worry Me, 2008 Equiano), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 Fruits Of Love, 2000 Fruits Of Love), Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James), Gold Cup (2005 Westerner), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2006 Ouija Board, 2009 Vision D’Etat) First Royal Ascot win: Southern Power (June 18, 1996, Ascot Stakes Handicap Wins in Britain (2001-2007): 2; 4; 0; 0; 1; 1; 1; Wins in Britain This Season: 2


£15,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo, which are E.B.F. eligible Weights colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb Entries 29 pay £ 75 Penalty value 1st £9,714.00 2nd £2,890.50 3rd £1,444.50 4th £721.50

1 ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 2-9-3 Eddie Ahern [4] 12/1
2 TIMELY JAZZ (IRE) (Joe Albritton) Brian Meehan 2-9-3 Martin Dwyer [10] 40/1
3 POET'S VOICE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-3 Frankie Dettori [9] 6/1
4 EMERALD COMMANDER (IRE) (W Drew) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Ryan Moore [15]
5 RASSELAS (IRE) (Jack Hanson, Cavendish Inv Ltd, Sir Alex Fergson) Barry Hills 2-9-3 Michael Hills [7]
6 NEW INNOCENCE (Fawzi Abdulla Nass) Gerard Butler 2-9-3 William Buick [12]
7 GOLD DIAMOND (USA) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-3 Royston Ffrench [11]
8 ERFAAN (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-3 Richard Hills [6]
9 LIQUID ASSET (FR) (Mick & Janice Marriscotti) Andrew Balding 2-9-3 David Probert [13] 9/2f
10 HEADING TO FIRST (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-9-3 Neil Callan [14]
11 RANSOM NOTE (Raymond Mould) Barry Hills 2-9-3 Philip Robinson [3]
12 HIGH HOLBORN (IRE) (Raymond Tooth) Brian Meehan 2-9-3 Jamie Spencer [1]
13 SANCHO PANZA (Carol Busnell & Partners) Julia Feilden 2-9-3 Tom Queally [5]
14 OSORIOS TRIAL (Renata Jacobs) Mark Johnston 2-9-3 Joe Fanning [2]
15 TIGER HAWK (USA) (Sangster Family & E Kirtland) Simon Callaghan 2-9-3 Jimmy Fortune [8]

15 ran
Distances: 1/2, 2 3/4, 3/4, 1 3/4, nk, 3 1/2, sh, hd, 1 3/4, 1/2, 4 1/2, 4, 5, 27
Time: 1m 24.88s
Breeder: Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc.

Breeding: b or br c Elusive Quality (USA) - Cara Fantasy (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (IRE))
Totes: Win: £15.10 Places: £4.80, £9.50, £2.40 Exacta: £413.30

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) 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 (1984-2008): 89; 62; 106; 61; 66; 66; 78; 58; 75; 93; 82; 126; 88; 96; 111; 122; 97; 107; 79; 86; 55; 70; 53; 56; 37; Wins in 2009: 24

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk, 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), July Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), totesport Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), totesport.com Cesarewitch (2008 Caracciola), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Betfred Silver Bowl (2008 Staying On), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel) Royal Ascot Wins (5): Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), King Edward VII Stakes (2009 Father Time), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2009 Caracciola) Wins in Britain (2000-2008): 2; 3; 83; 108; 111; 120; 140; 61; 73; Wins This Season: 55


£15,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f, For 3yo Weights colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb Entries 22 pay £ 75 Penalty value 1st £9,714.00 2nd £2,890.50 3rd £1,444.50 4th £721.50

1 BLIZZARD BLUES (USA) (Gestut Ammerland) Henry Cecil 3-9-3b1 Jamie Spencer [3] 25/1
2 MANIFEST (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 2-9-3 Tom Queally [9] 11/2
3 KANSAI SPIRIT (IRE) (R Van Gelder) John Gosden 3-9-3 Richard Mullen [11] 13/2
4 DO THE STRAND (IRE) (Suzanne & Nigel Williams) Barry Hills 3-9-3 Michael Hills [2]
5 SIMPLIFICATION (J Reus) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Alan Munro [1]
6 TINAAR (USA) (Fawzi Abdulla Nass) Gerard Butler 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern [4]
7 CHARGER (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-3 Shane Kelly [7] 5/2f
8 BEAUCHAMP XERXES (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 3-9-3 Ryan Moore [12]
9 DESERT FEVER (Raymond Mould) Barry Hills 3-9-3 Richard Hills [6]
10 REPORTAGE (USA) (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 3-9-3 Jimmy Fortune [8]
11 REGAL BLUSH (Horses For Causes) Andrew Balding 3-8-12 William Buick [5]
12 CATCHMEIFYOUCAN (FR) (Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Clive Cox 3-9-3 Philip Robinson [13]
13 GULF OF AQABA (USA) (Sheila Brookhouse) Mark Johnston 3-9-3 Joe Fanning [10]

13 ran Distances: 3/4, nk, 1 1/2, hd, 3/4, 1 3/4, sh, 1/2, 4 1/2, 1 1/4, nk, 6 Time: 2m 08.96s
Breeder: Ammerland Verwaltung GMBH & Co. KG Breeding: ch c Mr Greeley (USA) - Blush Damask (USA) (Green Dancer (USA))
Totes: Win: £21.00 Places: £4.40, £2.20, £2.80 Exacta: £72.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Cecil, Henry Richard Amherst Born: January 11, 1943, Aberdeen Scotland Trains at Warren Place Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1969 First winner: Celestial Cloud (Ripon, May 17, 1969) Previous Occupation: Assistant to stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort British Classic wins: (24) 1000 Guineas (1979 One In A Million, 1981 Fairy Footsteps, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1996 Bosra Sham, 1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), 2000 Guineas (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow), Vodafone Derby (1985 Slip Anchor, 1987 Reference Point, 1993 Commander In Chief, 1999 Oath), Vodafone Oaks (1985 Oh So Sharp, 1988 Diminuendo, 1989 Snow Bride, 1996 Lady Carla, 1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2000 Love Divine, 2007 Light Shift), St Leger (1980 Light Cavalry, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Reference Point, 1989 Michelozzo) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1979 and 1980 Le Moss, 1981 and 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Canadian International (1998 Royal Anthem), Champion Stakes (1988 Indian Skimmer, 1996 Bosra Sham), Coral-Eclipse (1969 Wolver Hollow, 1976 Wollow, 1978 Gunner B), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Dewhurst Stakes (1975 Wollow, 1982 Diesis), Falmouth Stakes (1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom), Fillies’ Mile (1978 Formulate, 1984 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Diminuendo, 1988 Tessla, 1995 Bosra Sham, 1996 Reams Of Verse), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1988 Diminuendo d.h., 1999 Ramruma, 1989 Alydaress), Irish Derby (1989 Old Vic, 1993 Commander In Chief), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1973 Cloonagh), Juddmonte International (1976 Wollow, 1999 Royal Anthem), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1987 Reference Point, 1990 Belmez, 1994 King’s Theatre), Middle Park Stakes (1981 Cajun, 1982 Diesis), Prix Royal-Oak (1981 Ardross, 1986 El Cuite), Prix du Jockey-Club (1989 Old Vic), Prix de Diane (1987 Indian Skimmer, 1990 Rafha), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1979 Kris), Racing Post Trophy (1969 Approval, 1975 Take Your Place, 1979 Hello Gorgeous, 1982 Dunbeath, 1984 Lanfranco, 1986 Reference Point, 1989 Be My Chief, 1990 Peter Davies, 1992 Armiger, 1993 King’s Theatre), St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian; 1998 Dr Fong), Sussex Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 1979 Kris, 1994 Distant View, 1997 Ali-Royal), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Yorkshire Oaks (1979 Connaught Bridge, 1988 Diminuendo, 1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruna) Royal Ascot wins: 70 First Royal Ascot winner: Queen Alexandra Stakes (1970 Parthenon). Major Royal Ascot winners: St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian, 1998 Dr Fong), Gold Cup (1979 & 1980 Le Moss, 1981 & 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1977 Lucky Wednesday, 1978 Gunner B, 1992 Perpendicular, 1993 Placerville, 1997 Bosra Sham), Queen Anne Stakes (1981 Belmont Bay, 1982 Mr Fluorocarbon, 1983 Valiyar, 1984 Trojan Fen) Other details: Champion trainer 10 times (1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993)Horses in training (1969-2008): 41; 62; 80; 89; 76; 90; 84; 80; 113; 101; 115; 134; 139; 145; 154; 152; 162; 169; 181; 177; 172; 174 ; 163; 165; 164; 208; 176; 186; 188; 191; 169; 157; 122; 83; 73; 56; 55; 78; 108; Wins in a season (1984-2008): 108: 132: 115: 180: 112: 117 : 111: 119: 109: 94: 76: 83: 113: 78: 100: 65: 62: 48: 30: 25: 21: 12; 25; 45; 50; Wins in 2009: 26

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: Investec Oaks (2009 Sariska), St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season. First jockey since 1885 to complete the Autumn Double (2006 Formal Decree and Detroit City) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Cesarewitch (2006 Detroit City), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Frenchgate First For Fashion May Hill Stakes (2007 Spacious), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lockinge Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Matron Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Prix de l’Abbaye (2006 Desert Lord), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), totesport Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Blue Square Stewards’ Cup (2001 Guinea Hunter, 2007 Zidane), Racing Post Trophy (2008 Crowded House) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain Royal Ascot wins (16): St James’s Palace Stakes (2007 Excellent Art), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer, 2008 Art Connoisseur), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2007 Nijoom Dubai), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2006 Cesare), Sandringham Handicap (2006 Red Evie, 2009 Moneycantbuymelove), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2007 Enjoy The Moment), Norfolk Stakes (2009 Radiohead) Wins in Britain (1998-2008): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 190 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders); 113; Wins in 2009: 81


£30,000, 1m, For Purebred Arabians, 4yo and upwards.

1 FRYVOLOUS (FR) (Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayad Al Nahyan) Rod Simpson UAE 6-9-13 Daragh O’Donohoe
2 EL RIGOLETTO (FR) (Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum) Francois Rohaut FR 4-9-8 F-X Bertras

Winning distance: 2 1/2
Time: 1m 47.74s


£15,000 guaranteed For 3yo+ Rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below) Weights highest weight 10st Weight raised 2 Minimum weight 8-9, 3-y-o 8-0 Penalties after June 27th, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 9lb Canongate's Handicap Mark 88 Entries 34 pay £ 75 Penalty value 1st £9,714.00 2nd £2,890.50 3rd £1,444.50 4th £721.50

1 DANCOURT (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-8 Ryan Moore [2] 3/1jf
2 DINGAAN (IRE) (Lady C Cadbury) Andrew Balding 6-9-2 William Buick [5] 11/1
3 MUJOOD (Eden Racing) Eve Johnson Houghton 6-9-10 Kevin Ghunowa (3) [7] 25/1
4 MASTERSHIP (IRE) (Dark Horse Racing Partnership Two) John Quinn 5-9-13p Graham Gibbons [1]
5 MARAJAA (IRE) (John Jacques) Wiliam Musson 7-9-10 Chris Catlin [12]
6 LAST THREE MINUTES (IRE) (The Right Angle Club) Ed Dunlop 4-9-13 Richard Hills [9] 3/1jf
7 CASTLES IN THE AIR (Jim McGrath) Richard Fahey 4-9-8 Paul Hanagan [4]
8 HABSHAN (USA) (Alan & Jill Smith) Chris Wall 9-9-11 Alan Munro [11]
9 ADMIRAL DUNDAS (IRE) (Dr J Walker) William Jarvis 4-9-6 Joe Fanning [13]
10 KINSYA (Roalco Ltd) Mark Tompkins 6-9-9 Neil Callan [3]
11 TURNING TOP (IRE) (Michael Tabor) Simon Callaghan 3-8-9 Jamie Spencer [8]

11 ran
Non-runners: 7 Saltagioo, 1 Canongate (withdrawn at start)
Distances: 1 1/4, 1, nk, 1, nk, 3/4, nse, 1 1/4, nk, 13
Time: 1m 38.75s
Breeder: Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd
Breeding: b g Cadeaux Genereux - Stage Struck (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Totes: Win: £3.70 Places: £1.70, £3.40, £5.30 Exacta: £42.40

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. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. British Classic wins: (14) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Investec Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit) 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), Investec 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), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1996 Pilsudski, 2000 Kalanisi, 2008 Conduit), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington) Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High, 2009 Spanish Moon), 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), Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), 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: 60 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy), King Edward VII Stakes (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1991 Saddler’s Hall, 1994 Foyer, 2002 Balakheri, 2006 Papal Bull), Hardwicke Stakes (1986 Dihistan, 1991 & 1992 Rock Hopper, 2006 & 2007 Maraahel) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003,
2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket Wins (1984-2008): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107; 111; 87; Wins in 2009: 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: 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) Other Big Race Wins Include: 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) Number of Wins 2002-08: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126; 186 (champion jockey) Wins in 2009: 79


Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Henry Cecil 1 1 -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 1 -
Stan Moore 1 - 1
Clive Brittain 1 - -
John Dunlop 1 - -
Freddie Head FR 1 - -
Hughie Morrison 1 - -
Andrew Balding - 1 -
Ed Dunlop - 1 -
Richard Fahey - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
William Knight - 1 -
Brian Meehan - 1 -
James Fanshawe - - 1
John Gosden - - 1
Eve Johnson Houghton - - 1
Bryan Smart - - 1
Saeed bin Suroor - - 1


Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Ryan Moore 1 1 -
Johnny Murtagh 1 - 1
Eddie Ahern 1 - -
Neil Callan 1 - -
Robert Havlin 1 - -
Olivier Peslier 1 - -
Jamie Spencer 1 - -
Richard Hills - 2 -
William Buick - 1 -
Martin Dwyer - 1 -
Paul Hanagan - 1 -
David Probert - 1 -
Tom Queally - 1 -
Gary Bartley - - 1
Frankie Dettori - - 1
Jimmy Fortune - - 1
Kevin Ghunowa - - 1
Richard Mullen - - 1



Saphira’s Fire is among 26 top-class entries for the Group One £200,000 Blue Square Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday, August 1, details of which are revealed today, Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

The William Muir-trained four-year-old heads to the prestigious 10-furlong contest after pleasing her connections when fifth in the Group Two Lancashire Oaks at Haydock on July 4.

Saphira’s Fire was having her first start since finishing third to Crystal Capella in the Group Two Pride Stakes at Newmarket in October. The Listed-winning Cape Cross filly has always shown plenty of potential but was having only her fifth start at Haydock.

Muir revealed today: “It is the intention to run Saphira’s Fire in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes next. I thought she ran very well at Haydock the other day. She just got tired because she has been wrong through the beginning of the season, that’s why she hadn’t run.

“She travelled well through the race and went there like she was going to win before she got tired. Martin (Dwyer) had ridden her work and said he expected her to get tired but she took him there as if she could win and he felt that if he hadn’t committed and gone after the winner, she’d have been third.

“She hasn’t got many miles on the clock and was working brilliantly at the start of the season before she went wrong. She has returned from Haydock in good order and her well-being is really good at the moment. She’s in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks - I would think the next step will be the Goodwood race.”

Always one of the highlights of the summer, the Blue Square Nassau Stakes is one of the feature races of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting that runs from Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1.

The contest could see the last two Oaks winners line up in opposition with 2008 Epsom heroine Look Here, trained by Ralph Beckett, entered alongside this year’s victor, Sariska.

Sariska’s trainer, Michael Bell, has also engaged the progressive Monbeycantbuymelove. The three-year-old landed the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes over the course and distance in May and was successful in the Listed Sandringham Handicap over a mile at Royal Ascot last month.

Newmarket trainer John Gosden is another with a strong hand. He saddled Dar Re Mi to win the Group One Audi Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on June 27, while his other entrant, last season’s champion juvenile filly Rainbow View, was third in the Group One Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last time and runs in the Newmarket’s Group One Falmouth Stakes today.

Lush Lashes was arguably an unlucky runner-up to Halfway to Heaven in the 2008 Blue Square Nassau Stakes. Jim Bolger’s charge, a triple Group One winner, was fourth to Dar Re Mi at the Curragh last time. Another Irish raider, the Kevin Prendergast-trained Beach Bunny, was a short-head runner-up to Dar Re Mi in that same 10-furlong contest.

The tremendous entry also includes Midday, who was only a head behind Sariska in the Oaks. The Henry Cecil-trained filly could be joined in the line-up by stablemate Flame Of Gibraltar, runner-up in the Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The James Fanshawe-trained Spacious landed the Group Two Windsor Forest Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot, defeating Heaven Sent from the Sir Michael Stoute yard. Both horses race in the colours of Cheveley Park Stud and take part in today’s Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.

Alain de Royer-Dupre saddled Reggane to finish runner-up behind Ghanaati in the Group One Coronation Stakes at the Royal Meeting and the lightly-raced filly could step up to 10-furlongs in the prestigious Goodwood contest.

Also among the eight Irish-trained entries are Perfect Truth and Roman Empress from the stable of last season’s winning trainer, Aidan O’Brien. Dermot Weld has engaged last season’s Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Mad About You, while John Oxx could run Group Two winner Katiyra.

As well as Lush Lashes, Bolger could saddle Irish 1,000 Guineas third Oh Goodness Me. Fellow Irish handler Lee Smyth has entered the twice-raced maiden Clare Glen.

Barshiba is in the form of her life having landed the Group Two Lancashire Oaks for trainer David Elsworth on July 4. The five-year-old had High Heeled back in third that day, the same position that the Barry Hills-trained filly filled in the Oaks at Epsom in June.

Brian Meehan has entered 1,000 Guineas third Super Sleuth and Rosaleen, while Clive Brittain has engaged Nashmiah and Wadaat. The Mick Channon-trained Sweet Lilly, fourth in the 2007 renewal of the Blue Square Nassau Stakes, could also take her chance.


Class 1, Group 1, £200,000 guaranteed. 3.10pm, Goodwood, Saturday, August 1. For three-year-olds and upwards, filles and mares only, 1m 1f 192yds. Weights: 3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st 5lb Entries closed July 7, entries revealed Wednesday, July 8 (26 entries). Supplementary entry & five-day confirmation stage July 27. Final declaration stage, 10am Thursday, July 30. Form supplied by Weatherbys and is correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 6.

Form Horse Age Owner Trainer

61-4351 BARSHIBA (IRE) 5 Jeff Smith David Elsworth

125-322 BEACH BUNNY (IRE) 4 Lady O'Reilly Kevin Prendergast IRE

03 CLARE GLEN (IRE) 3 Leslie Laverty Lee Smyth IRE

1223-21 DAR RE MI 4 Lord Lloyd-Webber John Gosden

212 FLAME OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) 3 Rose McKeon, Marie Harris & Tom Gallagher Henry Cecil

2345-12 HEAVEN SENT 6 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute

(1)6-1433 HIGH HEELED (IRE) 3 Mr and Mrs Steven Jenkins Barry Hills

35113-5 KATIYRA (IRE) 4 Aga Khan John Oxx IRE

1/213-33 LOOK HERE 4 Julian Richmond-Watson Ralph Beckett

120-364 LUSH LASHES 4 Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE

01-3124 MAD ABOUT YOU (IRE) 4 Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd Dermot Weld IRE

314-212 MIDDAY 3 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil

44-5311 MONEYCANTBUYMELOVE (IRE) 3 Wright, Stanley, Marsh, Lascelles & Harris Michael Bell

53-(1)010 NASHMIAH (IRE) 3 Saeed Manana Clive Brittain

22-1030 OH GOODNESS ME 3 June Judd & Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE

0(2)-4(2)10 PERFECT TRUTH (IRE) 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE

111-543 RAINBOW VIEW (USA) 3 George Strawbridge John Gosden

122 REGGANE 3 Haras de la Perelle Alain de Royer-Dupre FR

3-016 ROMAN EMPRESS (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier & Tom Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE

5100-10 ROSALEEN (IRE) 4 Exors of the late Con Wilson Brian Meehan

(1)103-5 SAPHIRA'S FIRE (IRE) 4 Mike Caddy William Muir

1-411 SARISKA 3 Lady Bamford Michael Bell

4144-31 SPACIOUS 4 Cheveley Park Stud James Fanshawe

252-230 SUPER SLEUTH (IRE) 3 Lucinda Freedman Brian Meehan

152050- SWEET LILLY 5 Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon

(2)10203 WADAAT 3 Saeed Manana Clive Brittain

26 Entries
8 Irish-trained
1 French-trained


This year’s £300,000 Group One BGC Sussex Stakes is set to be another fascinating renewal, with 24 horses going forward following the scratchings deadline for the prestigious mile contest, highlight of the second day of Glorious Goodwood, Wednesday, July 29.

Fresh from gaining the first Group One victory of his career with Lord Shanakill in the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly on July 5, Yorkshire trainer Karl Burke may aim his stable star at the Goodwood showpiece.

The three-year-old colt was second in the Group Two Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood last year and went on to be beaten a nose in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket in October.

After failing to run his race on his seasonal return in the 2000 Guineas, Lord Shanakill bounced back to form with a fine third in the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot before netting the biggest victory of his career in France.

Burke commented: “We have kept Lord Shanakill in the BGC Sussex Stakes and we will make a final decision nearer the time, but the race is certainly a possibility at this stage.

“I was very pleased with his run at Chantilly and he won the race really well. I think that he improved on his Royal Ascot run and I didn’t think that the Prix Jean Prat was necessarily run to suit us. There was no real gallop and Lord Shanakill was a bit keen so we had no choice but to take up the running.

“A stronger gallop suits him well and I think that he won despite of the race tactics and not because of them. We were keen to run him in the last three-year-old Group One mile race of the year but I think that he is ready to take on older opposition now.

“He was second in the Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes so the track will hold no fears for him and it’s just a question of getting him ready for the race and seeing what the opposition is likely to be nearer the time.”

Last season’s BCG Sussex Stakes saw Henrythenavigator record a fourth consecutive Group One victory with a battling head victory over Ravens’s Pass, giving Aidan O’Brien a third victory in the race after the successes of Giant’s Causeway (2000), Rock Of Gibraltar (2002).

The Ballydoyle maestro looks set to have another strong hand this year with Rip Van Winkle heading the British and Irish champion trainer’s seven entries. The three-year-old colt was fourth behind Sea The Stars in both the 2000 Guineas and the Derby and got within a length of the John Oxx-trained superstar when coming second in the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on July 4.

O’Brien could also be represented by Westphalia, who was third in both the French 2,000 Guineas and the French Derby, Malibu Bay, Poet, Rockhampton, Set Sail and Windsor Palace, while the other Irish-trained contender is last year’s Dewhurst winner Intense Focus, from the yard of Jim Bolger.

Saeed bin Suroor could also bid for a fourth success in the BGC Sussex Stakes, having triumphed with Aljabr (1999), Noverre (2001) and Ramonti (2007). A quintet of entries from the Godolphin operation includes this year’s Dubai Duty Free winner Gladiatorus, Huntdown, and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf scorer Donativum who bounced back to form last time out in France.

Following two recent acquisitions, the famous royal blue silks could also be worn for the first time by Delegator, runner-up in both the 2000 Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes, as well as Evasive, who was sixth and fourth respectively in the same races.

After proving herself the best of her sex, Ghanaati is on target to tackle colts and older horses for the first time. The Barry Hills-trained filly was an impressive winner of the 1000 Guineas on her seasonal debut and followed up with a devastating display in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Hills may also be represented by Ouqba, successful in the Jersey Stakes over seven furlongs at Royal Ascot, while owner Hamdan Al Maktoum is also responsible for the French-trained entry, Naaqoos, who won last year’s Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere for trainer Freddie Head.

Further Group One-winning form could be provided by Paco Boy, who had fellow BGC Sussex Stakes contenders Aqlaam and Main Aim behind him in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Richard Hannon-trained four-year-old may bid for a second success at Glorious Goodwood, having triumphed in the Group Two Betfair Cup over seven furlongs last year.

The other acceptors are Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Lahaleeb, Beacon Lodge, Mia’s Boy and the lightly-raced Forgotten Voice, who extended his unbeaten record to four with a comprehensive victory in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot.


Class 1, Group 1, £300,000 total prize fund. 3.30pm, Goodwood, Wednesday, July 29, 2009. For three-year-olds and upwards, one mile. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb; 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 7lb; fillies 9st 4lb. Entries closed May 26, entries revealed May 27 (57 entries), scratchings deadline, noon, July 7 (24 remain), confirmation stage and £19,500 supplementary stage July 23, final declaration stage 10.00am, July 27. Form supplied by Weatherbys and is correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 6.

Form Horse Age Owner Trainer

3/11-03 AQLAAM 4 Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas

64-0121 BEACON LODGE (IRE) 4 Mr and Mrs P Hargreaves Clive Cox

15-1202 DELEGATOR 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

111-451 DONATIVUM 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

(3)11-64 EVASIVE 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

(1)/-(1)(1)1 FORGOTTEN VOICE (IRE) 4 Susan Roy Jeremy Noseda

(3)(1)-11 GHANAATI (USA) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills

12/-1116 GLADIATORUS (USA) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

2130-2 HUNTDOWN (USA) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

6331-25 INTENSE FOCUS (USA) 3 Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE

21-1025 LAHALEEB (IRE) 3 M Al-Qatami & K M Al-Mudhaf Mick Channon

512-031 LORD SHANAKILL (USA) 3 Mogeely Stud & Mark Gittins Karl Burke

100-114 MAIN AIM 4 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute

1-300 MALIBU BAY (USA) 3 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE

462323 MIA'S BOY 5 Iraj Parvizi Chris Dwyer

1511-26 NAAQOOS 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Freddie Head FR

410-101 OUQBA 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills

D1-0141 PACO BOY (IRE) 4 The Calvera Partnership No 2 Richard Hannon

3/132-54 POET 4 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE

110-442 RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE

4-13(1)00 ROCKHAMPTON (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE

04-4000 SET SAIL (IRE) 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE

12-2335 WESTPHALIA (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE

(1)0/64(6)-5 WINDSOR PALACE (IRE) 4 Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE

24 Entries remain after July 7 scratchings deadline
8 Irish-trained
1 French-trained




Trainer Gary Moore is aiming for totesport Mile success with Bankable and Kavachi after the weights were revealed today for the prestigious £150,000 heritage handicap, run on the fourth day of Glorious Goodwood on Friday, July 31.

Bankable (10st 1lb) tops the weights for the 63 entries and boasts some decent form at Goodwood, having landed the Listed On The House Stakes over a mile in May last year. The five-year-old was also second in both the Group Two totesport.com Celebration Mile in August and the 10-furlong Group Three Select Racing UK On Sky 432 Select Stakes the following month for former handler Luca Cumani.

He enjoyed an international campaign over the winter for trainer Mike de Kock, including a handicap victory on the turf of Nad Al Sheba in February as well as coming fifth in the Group One Dubai Duty Free at the same course a month later.

Bankable joined Moore’s yard after taking third in the Group One Singapore International Cup at Kranji on May 17 and is currently rated a 10/1 chance for the totesport Mile by the race sponsor.

Moore revealed: “Bankable is a possibility for the totesport Mile. He came to us about 10 days after he ran in Singapore and he’s settled in at the yard - it took a long time but he’s fine now.

“He’s been given 10st 1lb so maybe we will have to put an apprentice on him, although that’s not something I usually do with my horses. He’s got some very good form at Goodwood so we thought that we would give him an entry and decide whether he runs or not nearer the time.”

Moore’s other contender in the totesport Mile is Kavachi (8st 5lb), who is all set to take his chance at Goodwood after enduring a luckless run in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot on June 17, in which he came ninth after getting caught up in the starting stalls.

The six-year-old gelding, a 20/1 shot with the race sponsor, had previously taken the spoils on a competitive nine-furlong handicap at York and was successful over the totesport Mile course and distance in August, 2006.

Moore continued: “Kavachi has been trained for the race and the form of his York victory is starting to work out quite well. We would need a few horses to come out for him to run but he’s got a lovely racing weight (8st 5lb).

“He was very unlucky in the Royal Hunt Cup because he had his feet on top of the gates when they opened - he’s a horse that has to go in last - and he still ran a great race to finish where he did.

“The plan was to go straight to the Royal Hunt Cup and then on to Goodwood but we knew that he wouldn’t get in the race at Royal Ascot on his previous mark. We ran him at Sandown but he didn’t win, so we had to run him at York to get a penalty, which didn’t give us much time before the Royal Hunt Cup.

“If there had been another week between the two races, then he would have been a lot closer at Ascot, but we needed to ensure he got into the race and winning at York was some consolation.”

Roaring Forte is the current 7/1 joint-favourite with Totesport after his victory in a seven-furlong Newmarket handicap on May 22. William Haggas’ charge has been allotted 8st 13lb.

The other joint-favourite is the Luca Cumani-trained Acrostic, set to carry 9st, after the four-year-old arrived late to snatch a mile heritage handicap at Sandown by a head from the Mark Johnston-trained Crackdown (12/1 & 8st 8lb) on July 4.

Haggas could also saddle Alfathaa (14/1 & 9st 2lb) for owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, who has two other serious contenders in the Ed Dunlop-trained three-year-olds Fareer (12/1 & 8st 5lb) and Derbaas (14/1 & 8st 10lb). Fareer was successful in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot, while Derbaas was third in a competitive heritage handicap at Haydock on May 23.

Another three-year-old hoping to overcome older rivals is the Henry Cecil-trained Cloudy Start (12/1 & 9st) who is seeking a hat-trick after victories at Epsom and Kempton.

The nine-year-old Court Masterpiece is no stranger to success at Glorious Goodwood, his biggest career success coming in the Group One Sussex Stakes in 2006. John Quinn’s charge has been allotted 9st 7lb and is rated a 14/1 chance after coming back from retirement with two fair efforts in defeat this season.

totesport Mile - sponsors bet:

7 Roaring Forte, Acrostic, 9 Riggins, 10 Bankable, 12 Mutheeb, Cloudy Start, Fareer, Crackdown, 14 Court Masterpiece, Alfaatha, Huzzah, Derbass, Spectait, Firebet, Desert Creek, 16 Laa Rayb, Plum Pudding, We'll Come, Giganticus, Docofthebay, Jack Dawkins, Axiom, Horatio Carter, Espiritu, Secret Society, 20 Lovelace, Vitznau, Extraterrestrial, Dunn'O, Albaqaa, Spring Of Fame, Khor Dubai, Kavachi, Set The Trend, Last Three Minutes, Mirrored, Prescription, Tryst, 25 Smokey Oakey, Blythe Knight, Benandonner, Manassas, Bangalore Gold, Cape Hawk, Roman Republic, Yorgunnabelucky, 33 Joseph Henry, Tartan Gigha, Webbow, Dubai's Touch, Bencoolen, Militarist, Mujood, Yirga, 40 Jack Junior, Ellemujie, Willow Dancer, King's Point, Marajaa, Wellington Square, 50 Royal Power, Fremen, Tartan Gunna.

Each-way 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4


Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £150,000 Total Prize Fund. 3.30pm, Goodwood, Friday, July 31, 2009. For three-year-olds and upwards, one mile. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 4, a winner 3lb; a winner of two races 5lb. Entries closed June 30, entries revealed July 1 ( 63 entries). Weights revealed July 8. Forfeit stage July 14, six-day confirmation stage July 25, final declaration stage 10.00am, July 29. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 6, 2009.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer

226-153 BANKABLE (IRE) 5-10-01 Ramzan Kadyrov Gary Moore

0-46460 LOVELACE 5-9-09 Hamad Suhail Mark Johnston

0110-122 PLUM PUDDING (IRE) 6-9-07 Hyde Sporting Promotions Limited Richard Hannon

00/0(5)/-35 COURT MASTERPIECE 9-9-07 Maxilead Limited John Quinn

30-3603 LAA RAYB (USA) 5-9-05 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

(1)-1(3)4 MUTHEEB (USA) 4-9-03 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

06206-55 ALFATHAA 4-9-02 Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas

61660-00 SMOKEY OAKEY (IRE) 5-9-02 Judi Dench and Bryan Agar Mark Tompkins

5-(2)40506 VITZNAU (IRE) 5-9-02 Louis Stalder Richard Hannon

21-031(1) CLOUDY START 3-9-00 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil

6304-010 WE'LL COME 5-9-00 Stephen Dartnell Michael Jarvis

312(2)-441 ACROSTIC 4-9-00 Leonidas Marinopoulos Luca Cumani

05-(2)0650 BLYTHE KNIGHT (IRE) 9-8-13 Maxilead Limited John Quinn

(1)/322(1)-1 ROARING FORTE (IRE) 4-8-13 Flying Tiger Partnership William Haggas

530-5024 HUZZAH (IRE) 4-8-13 J Gale, J Finch, D Cole, R Dollar, D Powell Barry Hills

0-(5)0041 GIGANTICUS (USA) 6-8-12 D M James, Cavendish Inv Ltd, Matthew Green Barry Hills

(2)-(0)2(3)100 EXTRATERRESTRIAL 5-8-12 G J Paver Richard Fahey

(4)0(2)014 BENANDONNER (USA) 6-8-11 J C Parsons & Sinead Parsons Richard Fahey

(3)00(0)03 DOCOFTHEBAY (IRE) 5-8-11 Paul Dixon Jamie Osborne

(1)/(1)-01 RIGGINS (IRE) 5-8-10 Scuderia Rencati Srl Luca Cumani

4133-53 DERBAAS (USA) 3-8-10 Hamdan Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop

0/5-1000 MANASSAS (IRE) 4-8-10 Mrs R Philipps Brian Meehan

2-01610 DUNN'O (IRE) 4-8-10 Dennis Shaw Clive Cox

1/20(3)-010 JACK DAWKINS (USA) 4-8-09 Malih L Al Basti Henry Cecil

10-(5)342 ALBAQAA 4-8-09 Josephine Tattersall Richard Fahey

(0)10006 JOSEPH HENRY 7-8-09 Billy Hughes David Nicholls

0(4)(0)(0)(6)0 JACK JUNIOR (USA) 5-8-08 Jackie Love & David Nicholls David Nicholls

2361-102 CRACKDOWN (IRE) 3-8-08 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

012010 TARTAN GIGHA (IRE) 4-8-08 Mrs I Bird Mark Johnston

(5)-(1)(1)(1)R40 SPECTAIT 7-8-08 John P McManus Jonjo O'Neill

5015-26 AXIOM 5-8-08 DIC Racing Syndicate Luca Cumani

(1)-(1)(2)330 SPRING OF FAME (USA) 3-8-08 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

0(4)(0)040 ROYAL POWER (IRE) 6-8-08 David Nicholls David Nicholls

0-12301 HORATIO CARTER 4-8-07 T Alderson Kevin Ryan

14-2211 FIREBET (IRE) 3-8-06 Mrs H Steel Richard Fahey

402310 KAVACHI (IRE) 6-8-05 Bryan Pennick & Roy Martin Gary Moore

12-3151 FAREER 3-8-05 Hamdan Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop

320-240 WEBBOW (IRE) 7-8-04 Wentdale Limited Nigel Tinkler

(4)641-663 KHOR DUBAI (IRE) 3-8-04 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

4(6)0-400 DUBAI'S TOUCH 5-8-04 Salem Suhail Mark Johnston

(5)4-45100 ELLEMUJIE 4-8-04 Mrs J A Cornwell & John Smith Dean Ivory

21-110 DESERT CREEK (IRE) 3-8-03 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute

1-20300 BENCOOLEN (IRE) 4-8-03 Eamon Maher David Nicholls

64(3)-(1)133 MIRRORED 3-8-03 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute

34-5214 ESPIRITU (FR) 3-8-03 Sir Robert Ogden Jeremy Noseda

62-(1)412 SECRET SOCIETY 3-8-02 Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum Michael Bell

(1)(3)(1)2(2) SET THE TREND 3-8-02 Favourites Racing XXII Andrew Balding

(2)12(0)1-00 WILLOW DANCER (IRE) 5-8-02 G Godfrey & Mrs A Horner Walter Swinburn

2-(1)2 TRYST 4-8-02 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute

012202 MUJOOD 6-8-01 Eden Racing Eve Johnson Houghton

064000 KINGS POINT (IRE) 8-8-01 W R B Racing 61 (Claire King) David Nicholls

60-40(1)3 LAST THREE MINUTES (IRE) 4-8-01 The Right Angle Club Ed Dunlop

01(1)1(3)- PRESCRIPTION 4-8-00 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Mark Prescott

(6)(1)(3)621 MARAJAA (IRE) 7-7-12 John D Jacques Willie Musson

00(2)211 BANGALORE GOLD (IRE) 3-7-12 Goldmine Racing Ltd David Myerscough IRE

20-1 YORGUNNABELUCKY (USA) 3-7-12 Mrs S J Brookhouse Mark Johnston

0(1)(1)(5)-013 WELLINGTON SQUARE 4-7-12 Roger Barby & Sir T Cassel Hughie Morrison

0-(0)0346 CAPE HAWK (IRE) 5-7-11 Thurloe Thoroughbreds XVII Richard Hannon

01-106 ROMAN REPUBLIC (FR) 3-7-10 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

(2)-(1)(2)(3)(4)16 FREMEN (USA) 9-7-10 Miss C King, Mrs A Seed & Ms Finola Devaney David Nicholls

(3)12550 TARTAN GUNNA 3-7-09 Mrs I Bird Mark Johnston

126 MILITARIST (USA) 3-7-08 H R H Princess Haya of Jordan John Gosden

2(3)-311 YIRGA 3-7-05 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

63 Entries
1 Irish-trained

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