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Thursday, Jully 9, 2009


CHAMPAGNE LANSON JULY FESTIVAL 2009
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
CHAMPAGNE LANSON LADIES DAY, THURSDAY, JULY 9


GOING REMAINS GOOD AHEAD OF DARLEY JULY CUP DAY


After a Lanson Champagne Ladies Day with no rain, the going remains GOOD on the July Course.

Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s Director of Racing, said: “The ground remains good, albeit on the quick side of good. We managed to dodge the showers today and the forecast for tomorrow is for it to be dry with sunny spells and temperatures of 20-21 degrees Celcius.


“If it were to remain dry from now until racing tomorrow, the likelihood is that the ground will be good to firm.”


BEST DRESSED LADY COMPETITION

Lorraine Hallam of Norwich won a year’s supply of Champagne Lanson after taking first prize in the Best Dressed Lady competition.


Lorraine saw off stiff competition, including runner-up Samantha Hills, daughter of jockey Michael Hills. Samantha was rewarded with an overnight stay in Newmarket’s Bedford Lodge Hotel.


Michelle Gee, also of Norwich, landed the third prize, a £100 voucher for Ghost, a ladies fashion shop in Cambridge, as well as Boyzone tickets at “Newmarket Nights” on Friday, August 14.



CROWD FIGURE

The crowd on Champagne Lanson Ladies Day was:

14,234

Stephen Wallis, Managing Director at Newmarket Racecourses, said: “Yesterday’s crowd was disappointing but today we are delighted with the turnout. The crowd of 14,234 is not far off last year’s attendance on this day of 14,629 and is above what we forecast.”



CAN AUSTRALIA WIN THE DARLEY JULY CUP?

Timeform says yes to an Australian victory in tomorrow’s Darley July Cup with Scenic Blast top-rated.


Timeform Ratings (weight-adjusted)
SCENIC BLAST 140, PACO BOY 138, TAKEOVER TARGET 137, J J THE JET PLANE 137, ART CONNOISSEUR 135, FLEETING SPIRIT 135, MAIN AIM 132, AFRICAN ROSE 131, KING'S APOSTLE 130, PRIME DEFENDER 127, ANCIEN REGIME 126, INTREPID JACK 119, EQUIANO ?,

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 tomorrow, Friday.


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

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 triumphed over the same distance 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 of 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, also 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.


The Richard Hannon-trained Paco Boy tries to 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, and Tom Queally has been booked this time with Ryan Moore on Main Aim. 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 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!”

SCENIC BLAST PRIMED FOR ANOTHER EXPLOSIVE RUN

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 yesterday: “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 this 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 yesterday.


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 yesterday.


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.


Richard Hannon may pull Paco Boy out of the Darley July Cup if he considers the ground at Newmarket too fast tomorrow..


The trainer said: “We had to make a decision first thing on Wednesday morning and the reason I declared Paco Boy was because of all the rain and if the ground is suitable we will run. But Newmarket can dry up quickly and if on Friday morning we feel that the turf has dried out too much we won’t hesitate to pull him out. I have been open about the situation with Paco Boy all the way along the line.


“We don't think we saw anything from the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot to worry us too much and while Scenic Blast is obviously exceptional, we are not worried about the opposition, just the state of the ground. If it suits us we will run - and with (Richard) Hughesie banned and Ryan (Moore) claimed by Sir Michael Stoute, we have been lucky to get Jimmy Fortune - but, if not, we will wait for the Prix Maurice de Gheest and the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville," he told www.richardhannonracing.tv.


Michael Bell told his Internet site: “On Friday we are really excited at the prospect of the re-appearance of Art Connoisseur in the Darley July Cup. He has been in really good form at home and we are expecting a big run although we would not want anymore rain.”

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




FOUR FACTFILES - LEADING CONTENDERS FOR THE DARLEY JULY CUP ON FRIDAY

ART CONNOISSEUR
J J THE JET PLANE
SCENIC BLAST
TAKEOVER TARGET


ART CONNOISSEUR (IRE) FACTFILE
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


J J THE JET PLANE (SAF) FACTFILE
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

SCENIC BLAST (AUS)
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


TAKEOVER TARGET (AUS) FACTFILE
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


DUNWOODY ENDS 1,000 MILE CHALLENGE AT NEWMARKET RACECOURSE TOMORROW


After another busy week on the Bury Road (joined by AP McCoy, Mick Fitzgerald, Michael Holding, Dean Richards, Frankie Dettori and John McCririck to name but a few!), Richard Dunwoody will finish his ‘1,000 Miles in 1,000 Hours’ challenge tomorrow (Friday) at approximately 2.20pm on Newmarket Racecourse accompanied by Lester Piggott.

They will walk the last mile on the racecourse and finish in front of the winning post.

Richard’s progress and photos and news updates can be found on the website www.dunwoody1000mile.com plus on Facebook (Richard Dunwoody-Challenge) and Twitter www.twitter.com/richarddunwoody

About the 1,000 Mile Challenge

In 1809 Captain Robert Barclay was bet 1,000 guineas that he couldn’t walk 1,000 miles in 1,000 consecutive hours and this was hailed as ‘one of the greatest human feats ever attempted’

200 years on, from 29th May to 10th July 2009, Richard Dunwoody is recreating the challenge, and will walk one mile every single hour for 42 days – from the Bedford Lodge hotel in Newmarket, up the Bury road and back again

This means Richard will walk 24 miles in 24 hours, and can only have a maximum of an hour and 15 minutes sleep at any one time

He aims to finish the 1,000 miles by walking the last mile on 10th July at approx 2.20pm up the home straight of Newmarket racecourse on Darley July Cup day

The four Charities that the 1,000 Mile challenge supports are Racing Welfare, Alzheimer’s Society, Sparks and Spinal Research.



A NEWMARKET RETURN FOR GOLDIKOVA?

Goldikova, winner of yesterday’s Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes could return to Newmarket in the autumn for the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, run over the Rowley Mile on Saturday, October 3.

Trainer Freddie Head today suggested the Group One race was one of the options he was considering for his all-conquering filly.


“I am very happy with her after her win yesterday and the Sun Chariot is a possibility,” said Head.


Head reported that the filly, who travelled home to his Chantilly, France, stables early this morning, was “very well” and the trainer is considering running the four-year-old again in three weeks’ time (August 2), in the Group One Prix Rothschild (formerly the Prix d’Astarté), over a mile at Deauville, which she won last year.


Last season, as a three-year-old, Goldikova took her racing well, being placed in all her seven races and winning the last four. With just two races under her belt so far this season, and the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket proving she is back to her best, Head has been encouraged to think about an early outing.


The Prix du Haras de Gresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois, also at the month-long Deauville meeting, remains on the agenda in August, but for all these races Head is keen to avoid soft ground.


“I think good to soft is as easy as she wants it. We would not like to race on anything softer,” he said.


As with last season, the final objective is the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, California, on November 7, in which Goldikova will try to emulate Miesque, who won back-to-back editions of the race - with Head in the saddle - in 1987 and 1988.




First Race - The Bahrain Trophy - Winner’s Quotes

KITE WOOD SETS UP ST LEGER TILT

Following an emphatic pillar-to-post victory in the Group Three Bahrain Trophy, connections confirmed that Kite Wood will take his place in the Ladbrokes St Leger line-up at Doncaster in September, with the three-year-old immediately given a 12/1 quote by the race sponsors.


Although, easy to back early on today, Kite Wood eventually shortened to start at 2/1 favourite and was never headed in the one mile five furlong race. He won by two lengths in a new course record time of 2m 42.01s.


“He was dropped in class today and he was in the right class. He had much to prove and he’s proved it. He may just improve a bit before the St Leger and he will need to,” said Simon Crisford, racing manager to Godolphin.


Kite Wood’s previous two outings had been in the Dante Stakes and the Investec Derby (in which he was fifth and ninth respectively) and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor explained that there had been warning signals before both races.


“He is a good-looking horse but before his last two races he had been sweating and that was a bad sign. Today I was waiting outside the horsebox and he was dry and happy. It seems he has improved mentally,” said the trainer.


Frankie Dettori, who judged the pace to perfection said: “Kite Wood is developing into a nice St Leger horse. This was his first test of stamina and he took it really well.

“You are always concerned when you are out in front but he stretched out right to the line. He wouldn’t mind softer ground and the St Leger is sometimes run on soft going, so he could be a horse for the big race.”

Sheikh Mohammed, the driving force behind Godolphin, said: “He was a bit upset before the Investec Derby and that is why he didn’t run well there.

“The St Leger is now the plan and we have always thought that he would be a horse for the second half of the season.”



First Race Place Quotes -
Bahrain Trophy (Group Three)

BEATEN CONNECTIONS EYE GREAT VOLTIGEUR REDEMPTION

Connections of Tactic and Above Average, second and third respectively in the Group Three Bahrain Trophy, are considering a tilt at the Group Two Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes at York next month.


The John Dunlop-trained Tactic, fourth in the Queen’s Vase over two miles at Royal Ascot last time, crossed the line two and half lengths behind the victorious Kite Wood in one mile five furlong contest.


Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, said: “We’re very pleased with that - the winner’s a very good horse. Tactic ran a lovely race at Ascot when he just didn’t quite stay the two miles. We dropped him in trip here today and he has run well.


“He’s very immature, both mentally and physically. He’s a May foal and has started to improve in the last six weeks. Hopefully, there should be more to come.


“Richard Hills (jockey) said we should think about the Great Voltigeur. We will have a look around at our options.”


Above Average bounced back from a below-par effort in the King George V Handicap at the Royal Meeting. The Barry Hills-trained colt kept on gamely to hold third place, a further four and a half lengths back.


Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, commented: “I’m very pleased with that. He might appreciate a bit more cut in the ground - saying that, it’s perfect ground here.


“We might have a look at the Great Voltigeur for him next and there’s a possibility we could then look at the St Leger.”


GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE


Frankie Dettori, rider of the winner the 2/1 favourite Kite Wood, said: “Good.”

Richard Hills, rider of the two and a half length second Tactic, thought the going “Good, perfect ground.”

Michael Hills, rider of third Above Average, said: “Good.”

Neil Callan, rider of Dhushan, described the going as “Quick but with no jar.”

Jim Crowley, rider of Popmurphy, said: “Good ground, but it is drying all the time.”


Second Race Win Quotes -
TNT July Stakes (Group Two)

ARCANO DYNAMITES HIS RIVALS IN THE
TNT JULY STAKES

Arcano leapt into the front rank of the juvenile division with a taking victory under Martin Dwyer in the Group Two TNT July Stakes.


The Brian Meehan-trained colt carried the Sangster Family silks to a three-quarter length triumph over the game Orpen Grey to justify 7/4 favouritism.


Meehan said: “I’m delighted with him, he’s a smart horse. I don’t know what is next for him. I’ll get back and talk to Martin, see what he thinks. The Prix Morny at Deauville next month immediately comes to mind but I’ll sleep on it.


“That was only his second run so he might improve and could progress over seven furlongs - he’s going to get a mile in time. He’s still raw, he’s raw in his mind. He’s not just a two-year-old.”

Meehan holds a strong hand in the two-year-old colt stakes, having saddled Radiohead to victory in the Group Two Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Manton trainer did not rule out the pair clashing before the season ends.


He commented: “It’s nice to have two of the smartest two-year-olds in the country. I would have no problem running both of them in the Morny if the owners are comfortable with that. It’s always better to split horses up but your options are limited once you’ve won a Group Two.”

Winning rider Martin Dwyer was delighted with the way Arcano quickened and repelled the attentions of runner-up Orpen Grey.


He said: “I was very pleased with the way he did it. He’s a lovely, progressive horse. He was asleep through the race and only woke up when the crowd clapped as he came into the winner’s enclosure.


“I wanted to get a lead through the race and decided to follow the grey horse. I didn’t want to hit the front too soon and have him start looking at the crowd because he’s still a baby.


“Seven furlongs wouldn’t be a problem for him. Brian will decide but seven furlongs looks a natural progression.”

Arcano immediately received quotes for the 2010 stanjames.com 2000 Guineas. Sky Bet offer 20/1, while Paddy Power go 16/1 and William Hill make him a 25/1 shot.



Second Race - The TNT July Stakes - Placed Quotes


ORPEN GREY DELIGHTS DASCOMBE


There were no complaints from trainer Tom Dascombe after Orpen Grey was out-gunned by the Brian Meehan-trained Arcano in the TNT July Stakes.


“We can’t complain, we were beaten by a better horse on the day - well done to Brian Meehan.


“Orpen Grey’s come here, he’s run great, we’re thrilled with him. He was three lengths clear of the third. He’ll go straight to Ireland now for the Tattersalls Ireland sales race - then we might come back here for the Middle Park or something.


“We’ve got a Group Two placing for a horse that cost thirty-five grand.”

Charlie Hills, assistant trainer of third-placed Red Jazz, said: “We’re delighted with the run. He finished really well, but could have been drawn better as he was stuck on the outside.


“The obvious race to go for now is the Richmond Stakes [at Goodwood].”

Third Race - The Blue Square Handicap - Winners’ Quotes

FIREBET BURNS THEM OFF

Firebet, who only moved to Richard Fahey’s stable in May, made it three wins from three runs for the Malton handler, when he took the £80,000 Blue Square Handicap with a storming run up the stands’ side to go a length and three-quarters clear in the final furlong.


“I enjoyed it,” said the trainer, “We thought the step up in trip [ to 10 furlongs] would suit him and he’s starting to relax now.”

Firebet, who was rated 100 before this run, is now likely to step up in grade.

“We’re progressing through the handicap ranks now. We’ve got a Group Two entry in France later this month month - at Maisons-Laffitte (July 27 - Prix Eugene Adam). I was hoping that we would win today so we could think about it,” said Fahey.


Co-owner Norman Steel was equally buoyed by the performance. “Everything you throw at him he deals with. You just can’t get to the bottom of him.


"He’s a gorgeous horse. We bought him at Goffs. He needed the 10 furlongs today.


"The trainer is one in a million, just like the horse, and the jockey was absolutely brilliant. We couldn’t have asked for better and it was a great combination."

The winning rider Paul Hanagan said: “He’s done it really well. He took me a bit by surprise because I thought that he would be a bit keener but it was the opposite - he switched off lovely - and he has done it going away.


"He’s just a very good horse and Richard has kept him ticking over. He has got loads of ability and is improving with every run."

Firebet still has an entry in the £150,000 totesport Mile at Goodwood. “If we took him back in trip, we would want some ease in the ground,” said Fahey.



THIRD RACE PLACE QUOTES -
BLUE SQUARE HERITAGE HANDICAP

Mark Johnston saddled three of the 14 runners in the Blue Square Heritage Handicap over 10 furlongs but was unable to secure vicory, with runner-up Roman Republic faring best of his trio.


Neil Callan partnered the 7/2 chance who came home a length and three quarters in arrears of the victorious Firebet, while stablemates Takaatuf and Eastern Aria managed seventh and ninth, respectively.

Johnston said: “It was a great run from Roman Republic and it nearly worked. It would be interesting to see the time of the race as Joe (Fanning, rider of Eastern Aria) felt it was not that strong a gallop. A stronger pace might have suited all three of ours as they were staying on at the end.


“Neil thought when he hit the front that he would pull away but they sprinted at him to the line.


“Maybe it will be a mile and a half for Roman Republic now, although we could have another try at a mile and a quarter.”



Fourth Race Win Quotes -
Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (Group Two)

DOCTOR MAKES IT A MAGNIFICENT SEVENTH FOR STOUTE

Sir Michael Stoute landed his seventh success in the Group Two Princess of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes when the four-year-old Doctor Fremantle bounced back to form with a determined half-length triumph.


The Sadler’s Wells colt was a disappointing seventh of nine in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last time but was back on song at the July Course.


Ryan Moore settled the 8/1 shot at the rear of the nine-runner field in the mile and a half contest before producing his mount with a determined run inside the distance to see off long-time leader Schiaparelli.

Stoute said: “I don’t know what happened in the Hardwicke - we thought he was one of our best chances of the meeting. It was a funny race, one ran away from the field and another of ours went after it, but this fellow just never got into it.

“Nothing came to light afterwards and if it had we wouldn’t have had time to get him here today. He’s actually come out of Ascot great - he just didn’t get into gear there for whatever reason.”

Doctor Fremantle, fourth to New Approach in last season’s Derby, could return to Group One company in the near future.

The Newmarket trainer continued: “The King George would be doubtful. He’s effective at a mile and a quarter as well as a mile and a half. He’s in the Juddmonte International at York over 10 furlongs but so is Spanish Moon, so we’ll have to see.”

“He’s not doing too badly, he’s won two out of three this year, including a Group Three and now a Group Two.”


Fourth Race - The Princess Of Wales Blue Square Stakes - Placed Quotes


A MIXED BAG FOR GOSDEN


Trainer John Gosden had mixed fortunes in the Princess Of Wales Blue Square Stakes, with Alwaary finishing third - then elevated to second after a stewards’ enquiry - and Duncan finishing last of the nine runners.


Most was expected of Duncan, who started the 2/1 favourite, but the trainer knew his fate early. “He got a bump after about half a furlong and as soon as I saw him pulling I knew we were in trouble,” said Gosden.


Gosden was pleased with the run of Alwaary, who he noted: “looked a little unfortunate to be crossed close home, but these things happen.” The stewards were less philosophical, relegating the second-placed horse Schiaparelli to third place.



Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of Schiaparelli was satisfied with his horse’s performance: “He was out with a foot problem and this was his first race since the Arc and he needed this”.


Second favourite Campanologist took a bump about a furlongs and a half out, but Bin Suroor did not offer that as an excuse. “Frankie [Dettori] reported back that the horse was never travelling,” he said.




DURCAN AND DWYER BANNED

Ted Durcan was banned for four days (July 23, 24, 26 & 27) after Schiaparelli interfered with Alwaary approaching the last furlong in the Princess of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes.


The stewards decided the interference was caused by careless riding in that Durcan allowed his mount to continuously drift over to the rail without correction. Schiaparelli, who finished second, was placed third with Alwaary, a neck behind in third, promoted to second.


Martin Dwyer came home fourth in the same race on Enroller but his mount was demoted to sixth after the stewards found there had been interference to All The Aces who in turn interfered with Campanologist a furlong and a half out.


The stewards considered the interference came about because of careless riding by Dwyer who allowed Enroller to drift right. The suspended the jockey for three days - July 23, 24 & 26.


Indian Days was promoted to fourth and All The Aces to fifth.




Fifth Race - The European Breeders’ Fund Stakes - Winners’ Quotes

AWZAAN AWESOME

Awzaan, with a blistering turn of pace in the final furlong, turned the European Breeders’ Fund Conditions Stakes into a procession. Starting at 9/1, the two-year-old, on only his second racecourse outing, won by five lengths. “What a great turn of foot,” said the trainer Mark Johnston.


Johnston had intended to play a waiting game with Awzaan. “He was by Alhaarth and we thought he needed more time, but he was working so well at home that we thought we better give him a run,” said the trainer.


His first outing was a bloodless victory in a six-furlong race at Hamilton. “We couldn’t say how well he’d do here [at Newmarket] but we knew that the Hamilton race was working out well. The handicapper has said to me that he’d been surprised by the Hamilton race.


“So after that we thought that this race at Newmarket was an opportunity for Sheilkh Hamdan to see the horse.

“We thought it was more of a galloping track than Hamilton. It was a change of plan to go six furlongs with him, we were going to go seven. We’ll think about that now.


“We haven’t even speculated on where he’ll go - the first thing that jumps into my head is the Vintage Stakes [at Goodwood].


“It would be fantastic to have a good horse for Hamdan. We haven’t had anything really good since Bandari,” said Johnston.




Fifth Race Place Quotes -
E.B.F. Conditions Stakes

BRITTAIN CONSIDERS OPTIONS WHILE HANNON EYES A MILLION

Newmarket trainer Clive Brittain was pleased with the effort of 8/1 chance Amary in finishing runner-up to the impressive winner Awzaan in the E.B.F Conditions Stakes over six furlongs.


The Saeed Manana-owned juvenile came home five lengths behind the victor but was herself two lengths clear of the chasing pack at the finish.


Brittain said: “We might have met a very nice horse. This race is a kick in the backside away from being a Listed race and there may well have been some future Group winners in there.


“Amary is a nice filly and she’s entered in the Lowther Stakes at York but I also have Misheer and Jira entered there so we will have a look at our options.

“This filly will improve. She was green today, as she was at Newcastle. It’s very much a learning curve for her. She was slowly away and ran on well. Seven furlongs won’t be a problem and when they get seven as two-year-olds they stay a mile at three. If that’s the case, we could have some nice fillies for the stanjames.com 1000 Guineas next year.”

Sabii Sands, sent off the 9/2 favourite, could be chasing a million in future after taking third spot in the 10-runner race. The Richard Hannon-trained colt was tapped for toe but battled on readily in the closing stages.


Assistant trainer, Richard Hannon jnr, revealed: “He’s a nice horse and he already wants a mile. He’ll got to the Goff’s Million in Ireland - that’s the target for him this season.


“He won over six furlongs first time but really it’s too sharp for him. Even seven furlongs is too short.”


Sixth Race Win Quotes -
Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes

GODOLPHIN SPRING A DOUBLE

Following the earlier victory of Kite Wood, Spring Of Fame completed a near 16/1 double for Godolphin when winning the Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes, prompting jockey Frankie Dettori to execute a trademark flying dismount.


The Saeed bin Suroor-trained 9/2 shot got the better of a four-way tussle to record a three-quarter length victory in the mile contest and will now look to book his ticket to the Dubai International Racing Carnival and the new Meydan racetrack.


Suroor commented: “The horse showed a good turn of foot. Frankie sat nice and relaxed and the horse travelled well.

“We have no firm plans and options are open. We would maybe look at a Listed race and then head back to Dubai with the aim to run him at the new Meydan, but he needs to win to do that.


“Our options are open at present and he is also in the totesport Mile at Goodwood, so we’ll see.”




Sixth Race - The European Breeders’ Fund Stakes - Placed Quotes

CLOUDY START PAYS FOR PENALTY

Trainer Henry Cecil could reasonably claim that a three-pound penalty cost his colt Cloudy Start victory in the European Breeder’s Fund Stakes.


The three-year-old, who started 2/1 favourite, finished second, beaten three-quarters of a length by Spring Of Fame, who was carrying three pounds less.


“I suppose I’m happy with that, but I would have been a lot happier if he won. The handicapper has put my horse up 20 pounds this year, so where do I go with him. You tell me,” said Cecil.


Loch Linnie finished third, just half a length behind Cloudy Start. Trainer John Gosden said: “It was a solid performance.”


Seventh Race - The Racing UK Sky Handicap - Winners’ Quotes

CANADIAN MAKES IT A TREBLE FOR DETTORI

Canadian Danehill’s victory, at 8/1, in the Racing UK Sky Handicap, the final race of the day, brought jockey Frankie Dettori a three-timer.


Dettori, who had earlier won on Kite Wood and Spring Of Fame, completed a 147.5/1 treble. The jockey, after yet another flying dismount on the last-race winner, said: “I love this horse. For some reason, we click. We’ve won five races now.”

Trainer Robert Cowell praised his ebullient jockey: “Frankie’s always said if anything is taking them on and going too fast, he’ll just sit back and let them go. Today, he dictated the pace and that was the best place to be.”

For Canadian Danehill, it was a second victory in a week, the seven-year-old having won a five-furlong handicap at Sandown six days ago. The trainer added: “I don’t know [what to say] he defies logic. He just keeps on improving.


“It was quite a competitive race, much more than the other day [at Sandown] and he’s run off a six-pound higher mark.


“It’s fantastic. We’re only down the road and this is our local course. He’s an absolute star of a horse. I love him to bits.”



GOING NEWS

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

GOOD

(GoingStick 8.1, reading taken at 9.00am)

Michael Prosser, Director of Racing at Newmarket, said: “After a dry night, the forecast is for it to be mainly dry today with a chance of light showers. If we did get the showers, it would only be about one millimetre.

“If we miss the showers today then parts of the course are likely to become quicker and that may necessitate a slight going change at some point during the day. If the showers miss us completely then I imagine it will be good to firm ground tomorrow.


“The temperature today is forecast to be 19 degrees Celcius with a longer-range forecast of 20-21 degrees Celcius on Friday.


TODAY’S EARLY MARKET MOVERS

1.30pm Bahrain Trophy (Group Three)
6 Tactic - 4/1 from 9/2 (Sky Bet)
7 Too Much Trouble - 7/1 from 8/1 (totesport)

2.00pm TNT July Stakes (Group Two)
2 Arcano - 9/4 from 5/2 (totesport, Sky Bet)
7 Nosedive - 5/1 from 11/2 (totesport)

2.35pm Blue Square Heritage Handicap
4 Roman Republic - 13/2 from 9/1 (Stan James), 7/1 from 8/1 (totesport, Sky Bet)
6 Class Is Class - 11/4 from 100/30 (Sky Bet), 3/1 from 100/30 (totesport), 5/2 from 4/1 (Stan James)
11 Emirates Roadshow - 12/1 from 16/1 (totesport)

3.10pm Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (Group Two)
5 Duncan - 9/4 from 5/2 (Sky Bet, Stan James)

4.55pm Racing UK Sky 432 Handicap
3 Tabaret - 20/1 from 28/1 (Sky Bet)
4 Angus Newz - 11/1 from 14/1 (Sky Bet)
12 Ebraam - 14/1 from 16/1 (Sky Bet)





MORE BETTING NEWS

1.30pm Bahrain Trophy (Group Three)
4 Kite Wood - out to 2/1 from 13/8 (William Hill)
6 Tactic - 4/1 from 11/2 (Paddy Power), 4/1 from 9/2 (William Hill)
7 Too Much Trouble - 6/1 from 7/1 (Paddy Power), 6/1 from 10/1 (William Hill)

2.00pm TNT July Stakes (Group Two)
2 Arcano - 9/4 from 5/2 (Paddy Power)

2.35pm Blue Square Heritage Handicap
4 Roman Republic - 13/2 from 8/1 (William Hill)
6 Class Is Class - 11/4 from 100/30 (William Hill) 5/2 from 4/1 (Paddy Power)

3.10pm Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (Group Two)
5 Duncan - 9/4 from 5/2 (Paddy Power, William Hill)
6 Enroller - 11/1 from 14/1 (William Hill)

3.45pm E.B.F. Conditions Stakes
6 The Human League - 5/1 from 6/1 (Paddy Power)
10 Lady Pattern - 8/1 from 12/1 (Paddy Power)

4.55pm Racing UK Sky 432 Handicap
9 Indian Trail - 4/1 from 6/1 (William Hill)


FIRST RACE RESULT - 1.30pm THE BAHRAIN TROPHY
Class 1, Group 3, £65,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo, 1m 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2009, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb. Penalty values: 1st: £36,900.60; 2nd: £13,988; 3rd: £7,000; 4th: £3,490.50; 5th: £1,748.50; 6th: £877.50

1) KITE WOOD (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [7] 2/1 Fav
2) TACTIC (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-9-00 Richard Hills [4] 100/30
3) ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) (Jack Hanson) Barry Hills 3-9-03 Michael Hills [5] 16/1
4) FREE AGENT (The Queen) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [6]
5) TOO MUCH TROUBLE (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Tony Culhane [3]
6) INHIBITION (Kingsclere Racing Club) Andrew Balding 3-8-11 Liam Keniry [8]
7) DHUSHAN (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-00 Neil Callan [2]
8) POPMURPHY (Mogeely Stud & Maura Gittins) Karl Burke v3-9-00 Jim Crowley [1]
8 ran

Time: 2m 42.01s (New course record - previous best 2m 42.11s Distances: 2½ , 4½, 1, ½, 12, 11, 2½
Breeder: Elsdon Farms Breeding: b c Galileo (IRE) - Kite Mark (Mark Of Esteem (IRE))
Tote Win: £3.00 Place: £1.40; £1.70; £3.50 Exacta: £9.70

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (11) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse Koln Bonn (2006 Cherry Mix), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Italy: Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park, 1999 Mukhalif, 2009 Mastery), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2001 Kutub, 2005 Cherry Mix), Premio Vittorio Di Capua (2001 and 2002 Slickly, 2004 Ancient World) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) Other details: Champin trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in a season in Britain (1995-2008): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; Wins in 2009: 19

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (13) Derby (2007 Authorized), Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Wins (1987-2008): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2009: 20


SECOND RACE RESULT

2.00pm THE TNT JULY STAKES
Class 1, Group 2, £80,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo colts & geldings, 6f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £45,416; 2nd: £17,216; 3rd: £8,616; 4th: £4,296; 5th: £2,152; 6th: £1,080

1) ARCANO (IRE) (Brimacombe, McNally, Vinciguerra, Sangster) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer [10] 7/4 Fav
2) ORPEN GREY (IRE) (The Folly Racers) Tom Dascombe 2-8-12 Richard Kingscote [3] 9/2
3) RED JAZZ (USA) (Ronald Arculli) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [2] 7/1
4) REIGNIER (Philip Richards) Karl Burke 2-8-12 Andrew Elliott [7]
5) GHOSTWING (Mrs H Steel) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Paul Hanagan [1]
6) ANGEL'S PURSUIT (IRE) (Malih Al Basti) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [8]
7) TAWAABB (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [5]
8) NOSEDIVE (Duke/Roberts/Netherthorpe/Goddard) William Haggas 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [4]
9) NOBLE GREEK (USA) (Hucking Horses) John Best 2-8-12 Marc Halford [11]
10) DIAMOND JOHNNY G (USA) (John Griffin, Owen Mullen) John Best 2-8-12 Steve Drowne [6]
11) NIRAN (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Seb Sanders [9]

8 ran
Time: 1m 10.53s
Distances: ¾, 3, 4½, hd, 1, ½, hd, 1¾, 9, ¾
Breeder: Yellow Bird Syndicate Breeding: b c Oasis Dream - Tariysha (IRE) (Daylami (IRE))
Tote Win: £2.80 Place: £1.50; £2.20; £2.10 Exacta: £12.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph Date of birth:16/6/67 Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Background: Born in Limerick, Brian spent two seasons working for the Irish National Stud prior to moving to Wiltshire and becoming Richard Hannon’s assistant trainer. Set up on his own at the end of 1992, moving into a yard in Lambourn, Berks. After 13 years of success, Brian moved to the famous Manton Stables in Wiltshire at the end of the 2005 flat season. Major wins include: Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Golden Jubilee Stakes(1998 Tomba), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2006 Red Rocks), Bunbury Cup (1997 Tumbleweed Ridge), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini), Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance, 2005 Donna Blini), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Duke Of York Stakes (2003 Twilight Blues), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Gordon Richards Stakes (2007 Red Rocks), Horris Hill Stakes (1995 Tumbleweed Ridge), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Prix de Lutece (2002 Savannah Bay), Schweppes Golden Mile Handicap (1995 Khayrapour), Sirenia Stakes (2006 Dhanyata) Tattersalls October Yearling Stakes (2007 Exclamation) Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (2007 City Leader), TNT July Stakes (2009 Arcano) Horses in training (1993-2008):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118:108:121:115; n/a; 164; 162; Wins (1992-2008): 0; 14; 29; 47; 43; 57; 53; 58; 42; 71; 47; 55; 60; 43; 74; 52; 66; Wins in 2009: 25

Winning Jockey:- Name: Dwyer, Martin Joseph Date of Birth: 28/06/75 Background: Raised in Liverpool, he joined Ian Balding aged 15 Based: Hungerford, Berks Classic Successes: (2) Investec Oaks (2003 Casual Look), Investec Derby (2006 Sir Percy) Big Race Wins: King’s Stand Stakes (2002 Dominica), King Edward VII Stakes (2003, High Accolade), Bunbury Cup (2004 Material Witness), Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Cheshire Oaks (2002 Shadow Dancing), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2004 High Accolade), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Goodwood Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Park Hill Stakes (2006 Rising Cross), Jockey Club Cup (2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Vintage Stakes (2005 Sir Percy), John Porter Stakes (2006 Mubtaker), Tatterslls Timeform Million (2008 Donativum), TNT July Stakes (2009 Arcano) Other Details: Married to daughter of trainer William Muir Wins 1993-2008: 1; 6; 6; 36; 57; 46; 36; 61; 65; 104; 90; 82; 82; 90; 69; 58; Wins in 2009: 52

THIRD RACE RESULT

2.35pm THE BLUE SQUARE HERITAGE HANDICAP
Class 2, £80,000 Guaranteed. 10f, For 3yo rated 0-105. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 27, each race won 6lb. Penalty values: 1st: £49,848; 2nd: £14,928; 3rd: £7,464; 4th: £3,736; 5th: £1,864; 6th: £936

1) FIREBET (IRE) (Mrs H Steel) Richard Fahey 3-9-05 Paul Hanagan [16] 7/1
2) ROMAN REPUBLIC (FR) (Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-10 Neil Callan [6] 7/2
3) CLASS IS CLASS (IRE) (R Ahamad & P Scott) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-08 Ryan Moore [4] 11/4 Fav
4) MISTER DEE BEE (IRE) (South Bank Thoroughbred Racing) Barry Hills 3-8-08 Michael Hills [12]
5) CHANGING THE GUARD (I L Davies) Richard Fahey 3-8-07 Tony Hamilton [2]
6) AQWAAL (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-07 Richard Hills [10]
7) TAKAATUF (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Royston Ffrench [7]
8) EMIRATES ROADSHOW (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-05 Ted Durcan [15]
9) EASTERN ARIA (UAE) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-07 Joe Fanning [1]
10) HIGH SEVERA (IRE) (Mogeely Stud & Maura Gittins) Karl Burke 3-7-09 (2lb ow) Louis-Philippe Beuzelin (5) [11]
11) AURORIAN (IRE) (Martin Mitchell) Richard Hannon 3-8-05 Martin Dwyer [13]
12) CLERK'S CHOICE (IRE) (M C Banks) William Jarvis 3-8-02 Francis Norton [5]
13) LASSO THE MOON (Derek & Jean Clee) Mick Channon 3-7-12 Catherine Gannon [8]
14) UNION ISLAND (IRE) (Clipper Logistics) Kevin Ryan 3-8-04 Alan Munro [3]

14 ran Non-Runner: Barwell Bridge (vet’s certificate), Forte Dei Marmi (self-certificate, lame)
Time: 2m 03.52s Distances: 1¾, nk, ½, 2, ½, 2, ¾, hd, ¾, hd, 1½, 1½, 26
Breeder: Derek Veitch & Saleh Ali Hammadi
Breeding: b c Dubai Destination (USA) - Dancing Prize (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Tote Win: £8.20 Place: £2.50; £2.00; £1.80 Exacta: £40.30

Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Based: Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Background: Born in Nigeria and raised in County Meath, Ireland, Richard was formerly a jockey who rode 108 winners under both codes and was joint champion conditional rider for the 1988/89 season. He quit the saddle in 1992 to concentrate on his livery yard near Malton before for a dual-purpose licence in 1993. Big Race Wins: totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road); Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium, 2007 Charlie Tokyo, 2008 Flying Clarets), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), totesport Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Greenlands Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect) Horses in training (1995-2008): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84; 100; Wins (1993-2008): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 38; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87; 72; 107; Wins in 2009: 88

Winning Jockey:-Name: Hanagan, Paul Geoffrey Born: September 8, 1980 Other Information: Formerly apprenticed to trainer Richard Fahey in Malton for whom he is now stable jockey - the winner of the Racing Schools Apprentice series in 2000, he earned himself a six-week working holiday with Paddy Rudkin in Dubai. Father, Geoff, had brief flirtation with racing in 1960s working for John Waugh in Newmarket for 18 months. Paul began riding out for Warrington-based handler Terry Caldwell before joining Malcolm Jefferson’s yard after coming through British Racing School’s nine-week course. Then teamed up with Fahey Big Race Wins: totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road), Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), Northumberland Plate (2004 Mirjan), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2004 Golden Legacy), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Chipchase Stake (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun) Wins 2000-2008: 23, 29, 84*, 64 ,101, 79, 107 (*champion apprentice), 78, 91 Wins in 2009: 70




FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.10pm THE PRINCESS OF WALES’S BLUE SQUARE STAKES
Class 1, Group 2, £100,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo+, 1m 4f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 3lb; fillies 8st; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Penalties: after November 1, 2008, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties). Weight forage: 3yo from 4yo+ 13lb. Penalty values: 1st: £56,770; 2nd: £21,520; 3rd: £10,770; 4th: £5,370; 5th: £2,690; 6th: £1,350

1) DOCTOR FREMANTLE (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-02 Ryan Moore [4] 8/1
2) ALWAARY (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-8-03 Richard Hills [8] 12/1
3) SCHIAPARELLI (GER) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 6-9-02 Ted Durcan [2] 25/1
4) INDIAN DAYS (D J Fish) James Given 4-9-02 Tom Queally [7]
5) ALL THE ACES (IRE) (Alan Spence) Michael Jarvis 4-9-02 Philip Robinson [6]
6) ENROLLER (IRE) (D G Clarke & C L A Edginton) William Muir 4-9-02 Martin Dwyer [1]
7) DRUMFIRE (IRE) (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds IV) Mark Johnston 5-9-02 Joe Fanning [3]
8) CAMPANOLOGIST (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-02 Frankie Dettori [9]
9) DUNCAN (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 4-9-02 Jimmy Fortune [5] 2/1 Fav
After a stewards’ enquiry Schiaparelli, who was second past the post was demoted to third and Enroller, who finished fourth, was demoted to sixth

9 ran
Time: No time taken Distances (as they passed the post): ½, nk, 4, nk, ½, 2¼, 4½, 3½
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Breeding: b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Summer Breeze (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Tote Win: £9.80 Place: £2.10; £2.90; £4.10 Exacta: £122.80

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), 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), 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), Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (1986 Shardari, 1991 Rock Hopper, 1992 Saddlers’ Hall, 2000 Little Rock, 2005 Gamut, 2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle) 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: 46

Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Group One Wins: Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grend Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle) Other Big Race Wins Include: Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (6): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standings) First Goodwood win: Barbason (The News Amateur Riders’ H’cap, June 9, 2000) Goodwood winners: 59 (13 at July Meeting) Number of Wins 2002-08: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126; 186 (champion jockey) Wins in 2009: 82



FIFTH RACE RESULT

3.45pm THE EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND
CONDITIONS STAKES
Class 2, £20,000 Guaranteed. 6f, For 2yo which are EBF eligible and have not won a Class 1 race. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 8lb. Penalties: for each Class 4 race won 2lb; each Class 3 race won 3lb; for each Class 2 race won 6lb - penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 10lb - nursery handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties. Penalty values: 1st: £12,952; 2nd: £3,854; 3rd: £1,926; 4th: £962

1) AWZAAN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-01 Richard Hills [4] 9/1
2) AMARY (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-10 Neil Callan [3] 8/1
3) SABII SANDS (IRE) (Andrew Russell) Richard Hannon 2-9-01 Ryan Moore [9] 9/2 Fav
4) EXTREME WARRIOR (IRE) (Saif Ali) David Lanigan b2-9-01 Chris Catlin [5]
5) NAVAJO CHIEF (Geoffrey Bishop) Alan Jarvis 2-9-01 Alan Munro [6]
6) THE HUMAN LEAGUE (Findlay & Bloom) Mick Channon 2-9-01 Tony Culhane [2]
7) FOOTSTEPSOFSPRING (FR) (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-01 Jimmy Fortune [8]
8) FARMER GILES (IRE) (Richard Green) Michael Bell 2-8-13 Tom Queally [10]
9) LADY PATTERN (IRE) (Stapleford Racing Ltd) Paul D'Arcy 2-8-10 Frankie Dettori [1]
10) SWILLY FERRY (USA) (John Grant) Barry Hills 2-8-13 Michael Hills [7]

10 ran
Time:1m 11.78s Distances: 5, 2, ½, nose, ¾, ¾, 1, ½, hd
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited Breeding: br c Alhaarth (IRE) - Nufoos (Zafonic (USA))
Tote Win: £8.00 Place: £2.60; £3.10; £2.20 Exacta: £49.60

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2003 Lucky Story, 2007 McCartney), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2008 Jukebox Jury), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2003 Lucky Story, 2004 Shamardal), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2008 Shaweel) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a season (1987-2008): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 130; 126; Wins in 2009: 124

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2008 Tazeez), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master; 2001 Mutamam; 2004 Bandari), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium), Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef), Hardwicke Stakes (2006 & 2007 Maraahel), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson Wins (1990-2008):56, 67, 52, 57, 59, 70, 71, 85, 83, 77, 81, 79, 81, 75, 66, 72, 54, 72, 66 Wins in 2009: 41


SIXTH RACE RESULT - 4.20pm THE PORTLAND PLACE PROPERTIES CONDITIONS STAKES
Class 2, £20,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo which have not won a Pattern race since 2yo, 1m. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 8, 2008, for each Class 3 race won 3lb; for each Class 2 race won 5lb; for each Class 1 race won 8lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties, penalties cumulative & maximum penalty 12lb). Allowances - horses which have never run 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £12,462; 2nd: £3,732; 3rd: £1,866; 4th: £234


1) SPRING OF FAME (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [4] 9/2
2) CLOUDY START (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-9-01 Tom Queally [6] 2/1 Fav
3) LOCH LINNHE (USA) (H R H Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 3-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [2]
4) DERBAAS (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-8-12 Richard Hills [7]
5) SHAMPAGNE (Sisters Syndicate) Paul Cole 3-9-03 Martin Dwyer [1]
6) JONNIE SKULL (IRE) (Eventmaker Racehorses) Phil McEntee t3-8-12 Kelly Harrison [5]
7) QUICK SINGLE (USA) (Roberto Favarulo) Phil McEntee v3-8-12 Caroline Kelly [3]

7 ran
Time: 1m 38.52s Distances: ¾, ½, 1, 2¼, 9, 11
Breeder: Brushwood Stable Breeding: b c Grand Slam (USA) - Bloomy (USA) (Polish Numbers (USA))
Tote Win: £5.80 Place: £2.50; £1.70 Exacta: £14.10

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (11) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse Koln Bonn (2006 Cherry Mix), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Italy: Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park, 1999 Mukhalif, 2009 Mastery), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2001 Kutub, 2005 Cherry Mix), Premio Vittorio Di Capua (2001 and 2002 Slickly, 2004 Ancient World) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) Other details: Champin trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in a season in Britain (1995-2008): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; Wins in 2009: 20

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (13) Derby (2007 Authorized), Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Wins (1987-2008): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2009: 21

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

4.55pm THE RACING UK SKY 432 HANDICAP
Class 3, £15,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo+ rated 0-95, 5f. Weights: highest weight 10st; minimum weight 8st 9lb (3yo 8st 4lb). Penalties: after June 27, each race won 6lb. Penalty values: 1st: £9,714; 2nd: £2,890.50; 3rd: £1,444.50; 4th: £721.50

1) CANADIAN DANEHILL (IRE) (T W Morley) Robert Cowell 7-9-10 Frankie Dettori [10] 8/1
2) TABARET (T L Adams, G F Pemberton) Richard Whitaker 6-9-09 Tony Culhane [7] 25/1
3) THE JOBBER (IRE) (Rosemary Wilkerson & Partners) Michael Blanshard 8-9-03 Neil Callan [1] 13/2
4) GREEN BERET (IRE) (H R H Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 3-9-08 Jimmy Fortune [15] 4/1 Fav
5=) LITTLE PETE (IRE) (Friends Of Saunton Sands) Andrew Balding 4-9-07 Liam Keniry [3]
5=) DANETIME LILY (IRE) (Derek Healy) Joanna Morgan IRE 5-8-12 Ted Durcan [2]
7) INDIAN TRAIL (Martin Love, David Nicholls) David Nicholls 9-9-07 Ryan Moore [9]
8) ROTHESAY DANCER (Highland Racing) Jim Goldie 6-8-12 Kelly Harrison (3) [17]
9) ANGUS NEWZ (M J Quinn, Miss K Davies) Mick Quinn 6-9-09 Frannie Norton [13]
10) SANDS CROONER (IRE) (Danethorpe Racing Partnership) James Given 6-8-13 Tom Queally [6]
11) EBRAAM (USA) (The Circle Bloodstock I Limited) Paul Howling 6-8-13 Michael Geran (5) [4]
12) NAMIR (IRE) (ownaracehorse.co.uk (Shakespeare)) Derek Shaw 7-8-09 Patrick Mathers [11]
13) MAGICAL SPEEDFIT (IRE) (John Guest) George Margarson 4-8-09 Chris Catlin [16]
14) FLASH MCGAHON (IRE) (Dundalk Racing Club) David Nicholls 5-9-08 Adrian Nicholls [18]

14 ran
Non-Runners: Binou (going), Tony The Tap (vet’s certificate - bruised foot), Kay Two (self certificate - going), Blue Jack (self certificate - lame)
Time: 58.42s Distances: hd, 1¼, nose, ½, dead heat, ¾, nk, ½, hd, hd, ¾, 2¾, 10
Breeder: Skymarc Farm Inc & Dr Tony O’Reilly Breeding: b g Indian Danehill (IRE) - San Jovita (CAN) (St Jovite (USA))
Tote Win: £7.30 Place: £2.20; £8.20; £2.30 Exacta: £194.40

Winning trainer:- Name: Cowell, Robert Born: November 29, 1968 Based: Bottisham Heath Stud, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Father was a successful point-to-point rider in East Anglia. Robert himself became an amateur rider on the Flat - four victories from 40 rides, riding for trainers such as Gavin Pritchard-Gordon and Jack Berry. Worked for John Hammond in France for two years, for whom he also rode six winners, before moving to Neil Drysdale at Hollywood Park. Took out his first licence at that course in 1996 before deciding to return to Britain two years later. Date of first trainers licence: November 1997 First Winner in Britain: Mary Cornwallis, Lingfield, January 27, 1998. First Jumps Winner: Rock n’Cold, Catterick, March 5, 2003 (his first ever jumps runner) Number of horses in training (2002-2008): 18; 18; 25; 31; 21; 21; 21 Wins (2001-2007): 6; 12; 15; 13; 19; 10; 11; Wins in 2009: 7

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (13) Derby (2007 Authorized), Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Wins (1987-2008): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2009: 22
LEADING TRAINER STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY TWO

Trainer 1ST 2ND 3RD
Sir Michael Stoute 2 1 1
Saeed bin Suroor 2 - 2
Henry Cecil 1 2 -
Clive Brittain 1 1 -
John Dunlop 1 1 -
Richard Fahey 1 1 -
Mark Johnston 1 1 -
Brian Meehan 1 1 -
Stan Moore 1 - 1
Robert Cowell 1 - -
Freddie Head FR 1 - -
Hughie Morrison 1 - -
John Gosden - 1 2
Andrew Balding - 1 -
Tom Dascombe - 1 -
Ed Dunlop - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
William Knight - 1 -
Richard Whitaker - 1 -
Barry Hills - - 2
Michael Blanshard - - 1
James Fanshawe - - 1
Richard Hannon - - 1
Eve Johnson Houghton - - 1
Bryan Smart - - 1

LEADING JOCKEY STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY TWO
Jockey 1ST 2ND 3RD
Frankie Dettori 3 - 1
Ryan Moore 2 1 2
Richard Hills 1 4 -
Neil Callan 1 2 1
Martin Dwyer 1 1 -
Paul Hanagan 1 1 -
Johnny Murtagh 1 - 1
Eddie Ahern 1 - -
Robert Havlin 1 - -
Olivier Peslier 1 - -
Jamie Spencer 1 - -
Tom Queally - 2 -
William Buick - 1 -
Tony Culhane - 1 -
Richard Kingscote - 1 -
David Probert - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - - 2
Michael Hills - - 2
Gary Bartley - - 1
Ted Durcan - - 1
Kevin Ghunowa - - 1
Richard Mullen - - 1




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