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Wednesday, July 21, 2010



FINJAAN & RUMOUSH HEAD STRONG TREGONING TEAM FOR GLORIOUS GOODWOOD




Trainer Marcus Tregoning is looking forward to seeing Finjaan return to Glorious Goodwood for another crack at the £155,000 Group Two Betfair Cup, highlight of the first day of the five-day festival on Tuesday, July 27.

The four-year-old ended a nightmare first half of last season for his trainer with victory over Balthazaar’s Gift and Regal Parade in the seven-furlong contest 12 months ago, before finding the going too soft when coming home eighth in the Group One Haydock Park Sprint Cup in September.

He started this year in Dubai, where he also finished eighth in the Group Three Al Quoz Sprint on turf at Meydan, but his trainer is confident that the Hamdan Al Maktoum -owned colt can return to his best after a four-month absence.


Tregoning reported: “Finjaan is on course for the Betfair Cup and he is in good form at the moment. It’s the race that we have had in mind for him for some time and hopefully he will go to Goodwood in as good as form as last year, which will give him a decent chance.

“It was a long journey out to Dubai with him and, while he came out the race fine, I didn’t want to run him very quickly afterwards and it seemed obvious to bring him back for the Betfair Cup. He goes there without a penalty and he won the race after a break last year, so we don’t have too many concerns.

“He is one of these horses who is very effective over seven furlongs. We ran him over six furlongs at Haydock last season but the ground went against him and he wasn’t right after the race. I am more likely to consider stepping him up to a mile at some point, but we will see how he gets on next week before making any further decisions.”

The 19 entries for the Betfair Cup also include last year’s Group One Prix Jean Prat scorer Lord Shanakill, Group One Prix de la Foret victor Varenar and Group Three winner Dalghar, both trained in France by Alain de Royer-Dupre, recent Group Two Summer Mile winner Premio Loco and Air Chief Marshal, who triumphed in the Group Three Minstrel Stakes last weekend for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Finjaan’s owner and trainer are also set to be represented at Glorious Goodwood by the classy three-year-old filly Rumoush, who has the option of Tuesday’s £70,000 Betfair Gordon Stakes over a mile and a half or the 10-furlong £200,000 Blue Square Nassau Stakes on Saturday, July 31.

The daughter of Rahy posted a convincing success on her seasonal return in a nine-furlong Listed contest at Newmarket in April but has subsequently enjoyed little luck in both the 1000 Guineas, when she took seventh from an unfavourable draw, or the Epsom Oaks, where she was hampered before staying on to come home fourth behind Snow Fairy.

Tregoning added: “Rumoush will go to Goodwood and she will contest either the Betfair Gordon Stakes or the Blue Square Nassau Stakes. I will have a good look at the Tuesday option for her and then make a decision.

“Her fourth in the Oaks was so disappointing because she never got any sort of room and you couldn’t take anything out of the run. She had a nightmare with the draw in the 1000 Guineas, which has been proven by Music Show coming out and winning the Falmouth Stakes. I think that we could have been a lot closer in both races with a bit of luck.

“I was considering entering her in the St Leger but she can always be supplemented if she looks like she wants further than a mile and a half.”

The 15 entries for the Betfair Gordon Stakes include 10 horses who have also been entered in the St Leger. Among those hoping to further their Classic aspirations are three from the Godolphin operation - French Group Three scorer Simon De Montfort, Film Score, who was a staying on fourth in the Listed Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot and recent Haydock handicap victor Anhar.


Dandino, victorious in the King V Handicap at Royal Ascot, and Theology, narrowly denied in the Group Three Queen’s Vase at the same meeting, may also put their St Leger credentials to the test alongside Group Three Bahrain Trophy winner Corsica and Group Two King Edward VII Stakes runner-up Arctic Cosmos.

A superb seven-race card on the Sussex Downs also features the £60,000 Group Three Molecomb Stakes, which has attracted 19 of the speediest two-year-olds around including the Richard Hannon-trained pair of Zebedee, who was the ready winner of a Listed contest at Sandown on his latest appearance, and Avonmore Star.

GOING

The going at Goodwood remains:

STRAIGHT COURSE: Good
ROUND COURSE: Good to Firm

Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course, reported today: “We had a shower overnight and the course is looking in great condition, with plenty of moisture being retained.


“We will endeavour to keep the ground in its current condition with watering as necessary. I see no reason why we should not be racing on goodish ground at the start of next week.


“The entries for the first day of Glorious Goodwood are very pleasing and the Betfair Cup looks all set to be a high-class affair.”



THEOLOGY COULD FACE SNOW FAIRY AND CAPE BLANCO IN LADBROKES ST LEGER AT DONCASTER




Dual Oaks winner Snow Fairy and Irish Derby hero Cape Blanco are among 42 entries revealed today for the world’s oldest Classic, the Group One Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday, September 11. Both are rated 8/1 hopes by Ladbrokes.


The extended mile and three quarters contest, which carries fantastic prize money of £500,000, was first run in 1776 and is the fifth and final Classic of the English Flat turf season.


Snow Fairy could bid to give trainer Ed Dunlop a first Ladbrokes St Leger victory after she complemented her Group One Investec Oaks triumph at Epsom in June with a stunning eight-length victory in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on July 18. The last filly to add the Ladbrokes St Leger to that Classic double was User Friendly in 1992.


Cape Blanco, among 12 Irish-trained entries and one of 11 in the care of Irish champion trainer Aidan O’Brien, clinched the Group One Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby over a mile and half at the Curragh on June 27, having previously defeated Investec Derby winner Workforce in the Group Two Dante Stakes at York in May.


O’Brien has three Ladbrokes St Leger triumphs to his name already (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion). Alongside Cape Blanco, the typically strong Ballydoyle contingent also includes last season’s champion juvenile colt St Nicholas Abbey, whose biggest victory came last October at Doncaster in the Group One Racing Post Trophy over a mile.


O’Brien’s entry also includes Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby runner-up Midas Touch (the current 9/2 joint favourite with Ladbrokes), Investec Derby second At First Sight (25/1), Group One Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes second Fencing Master (50/1) and Joshua Tree (25/1) who was last seen winning the Group Two Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot in September.


The Jeremy Noseda-trained Theology (16/1 with Ladbrokes) has emerged as a live Ladbrokes St Leger contender.


Owned by the Touchstone syndicate of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Theology won his maiden over a mile and a half at Goodwood in May and followed that with a fantastic effort to finish second in the Group Three Queen’s Vase over two miles at Royal Ascot in June, a mere nose behind the winner Mikhail Glinka.



Harry Herbert, manager director of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, revealed today: “Theology has come out of the Queen’s Vase very well. It was a tough race and agony for horse, jockey and everyone concerned that he just lost out by a nostril. He is in good form now and Jeremy has been training him for Glorious Goodwood next week, either to run in the Gordon Stakes or the Goodwood Cup.


“We want to have a good look at those Goodwood races before we decide which one he runs in. We are hopeful that he will then continue to improve and the Ladbrokes St Leger will certainly be a target.


“It was a huge step up from winning his maiden to his run at Ascot. He was an inexperienced horse, a little bit immature mentally as well as physically, so Jeremy and his team did a hell of a job to get him running so well in a very good Group race. The form of the Queen’s Vase is working out well with Corsica (fourth, 16/1) going on to win the Group Three Bahrain Trophy.

“As Theology’s Ascot run shows, there is no question mark over his stamina for Doncaster. He stays well but I don’t think he is short of speed either. When William Buick asked him to improve and move through horses he did it very well, so if he has improved again, which we hope he has, then he is a really exciting prospect.”

Buzzword (16/1) gave trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni his first Group One success when winning the Deutsches Derby on July 18, and the colt is one of 10 Godolphin entries split equally between his handler and fellow trainer Saeed bin Suroor. Al Zarooni’s quintet also includes Epsom Derby third Rewilding (9/2 joint favourite), Irish Oaks runner-up Miss Jean Brodie (33/1) and Group Three winner Simon De Montfort (20/1).


Bin Suroor, who clinched a fifth Ladbrokes St Leger success for Godolphin last year with Mastery, has engaged Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes heroine Hibaayeb (40/1), also successful in the Group One Fillies’ Mile last term, and Racing Post Trophy third Al Zir (40/1).


Mark Johnston has entered Group Two King Edward VII Stakes winner Monterosso (12/1) alongside Corsica, who saw off the William Haggas-trained Harris Tweed (25/1) to win the Bahrain Trophy.


Sir Michael Stoute saddled his only Ladbrokes St Leger winner in 2008 when Conduit prevailed and the Newmarket handler has one entry this year, Total Command (14/1). The Goodwood maiden winner appeared not to quite stay two miles when third in the Queen’s Vase last time.


Meeznah (33/1), a close second to Snow Fairy at Epsom but unsuited by softer going when fourth in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh, could line up for trainer David Lanigan, while the progressive James Given-trained Dandino (12/1), who completed a four-timer in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot, and is owned by the 20,000-strong Elite Racing Club, is another engaged.


John Gosden, successful with Shantou (1996) and Lucarno (2007), has entered King Edward VII Stakes runner-up Arctic Cosmos (20/1).


Others engaged include another Irish entry, the Dermot Weld-trained Address Unknown (40/1), as well as Group Three Chester Vase winner Ted Spread (20/1), whose trainer Mark Tompkins won the Ladbrokes St Leger in 1993 with Bob’s Return.


The Ladbrokes St Leger is the feature race of the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse from Wednesday, September 8, to Saturday, September 11.


Entries for the Group Two Champagne Stakes and Group Two Park Stakes, both of which take place on Saturday, September 11, will be revealed tomorrow.


THE LADBROKES ST LEGER
Class 1, Group 1, £500,000 Total Prize Fund. Doncaster, Saturday, September 11, 2010. For 3yo only, entire colts and fillies. One mile, six furlongs & 132 yards. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed July 20, entries revealed July 21 (42 entries). Scratchings deadline noon, August 24, six-day confirmation & £45,000 supplementary entry stage Monday, September 6, final declaration stage 10am, Thursday, September 9. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 19, 2010.

Form Horse Owner Trainer
0(1)-520 ADDRESS UNKNOWN Khalid Abdulla Dermot Weld IRE
113-06 AL ZIR (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
12-51 ANHAR (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
(4)4-(1)3(1)2 ARCTIC COSMOS (USA) Rachel Hood and Robin Geffen John Gosden
1-23245 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
10- AWAIT THE DAWN (USA) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
55(4)(3)-(2)(3) BATTLEOFTRAFALGAR Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O’Brien IRE
(2)-51100 BRIGHT HORIZON Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O’Brien IRE
5-04031 BUZZWORD Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
111-101 CAPE BLANCO (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
1(1)1341 CORSICA (IRE) Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
214-220 DANCING DAVID (IRE) Catesby Clay Brian Meehan
02-1111 DANDINO Elite Racing Club James Given
1055-15 DREAMSPEED (IRE) Jeff Smith Andrew Balding
360-420 DUBAWI PHANTOM Sultan Ali David Simcock
(1)2-006 FENCING MASTER Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
41- FLYING CROSS (IRE) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
(0)(5)-1212 HARRIS TWEED Brian Haggas William Haggas
21-0310 HIBAAYEB Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
(2)(1)(1)146 INTO WAIN (USA) Ahmad Al Shaikh David Simcock
121- JOSHUA TREE (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
11520-4 LAYALI AL ANDALUS Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
33-124 MEEZNAH (USA) Saif Ali & Saeed Altayer David Lanigan
314-152 MIDAS TOUCH Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/David Smith/Denford Stud Aidan O’Brien IRE
(3)12 MISS JEAN BRODIE (USA) Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
3 MOMKINZAIN (USA) Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
0(4)-10 MONTEREY (IRE) Exors of Terry Mills, John Humpreys & Bernie Ecclestone Richard Mills
121140 MONTEROSSO Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
(2)(5)1401 MYPLACELATER Tony Thompson David Elsworth
(1)01 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) The Honorable Earle Mack Jeremy Noseda
21-213 REWILDING Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
2254 SCOTTISH REEL (IRE) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
110-11 SIMON DE MONTFORT (IRE) Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
430-111 SNOW FAIRY (IRE) Anamoine Ltd Ed Dunlop
111-6 ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
013-10 TED SPREAD False Nose 'n Glasses Partnership Mark Tompkins
30-412 THEOLOGY Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Touchstone Jeremy Noseda
62-413 TOTAL COMMAND Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute
2-315 VERY GOOD DAY (FR) Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
2 VIBRANT FORCE (USA) Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
(6)(1)0111 VULCANITE (IRE) Barbara Facchino Ralph Beckett
14-0 WEDDING MARCH (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

42 entries
12 Irish-trained

OPENING PRICES FROM LADBROKES

9/2 Midas Touch, Rewilding

8/1 Cape Blanco, Snow Fairy

12/1 Dandino, Monterosso

14/1 Total Command

16/1 Buzzword, Corsica, Theology

20/1 Arctic Cosmos, Flying Cross, Simon De Montfort, Ted Spread

25/1 At First Sight, Harris Tweed, Joshua Tree, Rebel Soldier

33/1 Anhar, Meeznah, Miss Jean Brodie, Vulcanite

40/1 Address Unknown, Al Zir, Hibaayeb

50/1 Await the Dawn, Dancing David, Dreamspeed, Fencing Master, Layali Al Andalus, Wedding March

66/1 Myplacelater, Very Good Day, Vibrant Force

100/1 Battleoftrafalgar, Bright Horizon, Dubawi Phantom, Into Wain, Momkinzain, Monterey

150/1 Scottish Reel

Not Quoted: St Nicholas Abbey

David Williams of Ladbrokes commented: “The decision to put the closing date of the race back three weeks has certainly paid dividends by handing connections more time to consider if they have a Ladbrokes St Leger contender on their hands.


“We are naturally delighted to see such strength in depth among the entries for the 2010 Ladbrokes St Leger with several Classic winners among the possible starters on September 11.”




BREAKDOWN OF ENTRIES BY TRAINER WITH PAST SUCCESSES IN THE LADBROKES ST LEGER

11 Entries
Aidan O’Brien IRE (2005 Scorpion, 2003 Brian Boru, 2001 Milan)
At First Sight
Await The Dawn
Battleoftrafalgar
Bright Horizon
Cape Blanco
Fencing Master
Flying Cross
Joshua Tree
Midas Touch
Scottish Reel
St Nicholas Abbey

5 Entries
Mahmood Al Zarooni
Buzzword
Miss Jean Brodie
Rewilding
Simon de Montfort
Vibrant Force

Saeed bin Suroor (2009 Mastery, 2004 Rule Of Law, 1999 Mutafaweq, 1998 Nedawi, 1995 Classic Cliche)
Al Zir
Anhar
Hibaayeb
Layali Al Andalus
Wedding March

2 Entries
Mick Channon
Momkinzain
Very Good Day

Mark Johnston
Corsica
Monterosso

Jeremy Noseda (2006 Sixties Icon)
Rebel Soldier
Theology

David Simcock
Dubawi Phantom
Into Wain

1 Entry
Andrew Balding
Dreamspeed

Ralph Beckett
Vulcanite

Ed Dunlop
Snow Fairy

David Elsworth
Myplacelater

James Given
Dandino

John Gosden (2007 Lucarno, 1996 Shantou)
Arctic Cosmos

William Haggas
Harris Tweed

David Lanigan
Meeznah

Brian Meehan
Dancing David

Robert Mills
Monterey

Sir Michael Stoute (2008 Conduit)
Total Command

Mark Tompkins (1993 Bob’s Return)
Ted Spread

Dermot Weld IRE
Address Unknown



SPECIAL DUTY HALF-SISTER AMONG 65 FILLIES FOR ELECTROLUX CHEVELEY PARK STAKES....SHADWELL MIDDLE PARK STAKES ATTRACTS 55 COLTS




No current trainer can match Criquette Head-Maarek’s record of four victories in the £160,000 Group One Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes and the French trainer is considering another raid across the Channel for the prestigious six-furlong contest at Newmarket on Friday, 1st October.


A trio of entries from the Chantilly handler includes the unraced Exemplify, whose half-sister Special Duty posted a comprehensive victory in last year’s race before returning to the Rowley Mile to triumph in the Group One 1000 Guineas.

The daughter of Dansili may be joined by impressive debut winner Helleborine, a full-sister to Head-Maarek’s Group One-winning sprinter African Rose, and Dynaformer filly Starformer, whose dam Etoile Montante also scored in Group One company for the trainer. All three two-year-old fillies were home-bred by Prince Khalid Abdulla’s Juddmonte Farms.

Head-Maarek revealed: “Exemplify is on course to make her debut at Deauville soon, although we have yet to finalise when she will run. She looks a nice filly at the moment and she goes well in her work.

“I would say that she has more stamina than Special Duty and I would think that she will stay further in time, even at this stage of her career, and we might start her off over seven furlongs.


“She worked very nicely on Tuesday morning and I am hopeful that she can become a nice prospect, but we will obviously know more about her after her debut.


“Helleborine won very easily first time out and she will hopefully run in a Listed race over seven furlongs at Deauville at the end of the month.

“African Rose showed plenty of speed in her races but I also get the impression that Helleborine will get further.


“Starformer is out of Etoile Montante, with whom I won the Prix de la Foret. She is the first of her produce that I have trained and, while the dam hasn’t done much as a broodmare yet, this filly gives me a nice feel and she might well start off at Deauville as well.

“It’s early days but we have made the entries and they are three nice fillies, all with top pedigrees. Newmarket has always been a special course for me and I love my visits to England, so hopefully one of them can make the journey over in October.”

This year’s Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes has attracted a total of 65 juvenile fillies including the Richard Hannon-trained Memory, who is the current ante-post favourite for next year’s 1000 Guineas following exhilarating wins in the Group Three Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket’s Champagne Lanson July Festival.


The Michael Bell-trained Margot Did went down by a head to Memory at Royal Ascot and the two could reoppose on the Rowley Mile, while Maqaasid, successful in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, is one of three contenders from the stable of John Gosden.


A total of 13 Irish-trained entries include the Kevin Prendergast-trained Seeharn, who posted a comfortable success in a six-furlong Listed contest at the Curragh, Group Three winner Radharcnafarraige, from the stable of Jim Bolger, and debut winner So Stylish, one of nine entries from Aidan O’Brien.

Two-year-old colts will also have the chance to aim for Group One glory at Newmarket on Friday, 1st October, in the £160,000 Shadwell Middle Park Stakes and a total of 55 entries have been received for the six-furlong contest.

Richard Hannon has enjoyed phenomenal success with his juveniles so far this term and the East Everleigh handler may represented by Group Two Coventry Stakes victor Strong Suit as well as fellow Group Two winners Libranno and King Torus, who triumphed in the TNT July Stakes and the 32Red.com Superlative Stakes respectively at the Champagne Lanson July Festival.


Impressive Listed Chesham Stakes scorer Zaidan could step down to six furlongs for Clive Brittain, while Coventry Stakes runner-up Elzaam may bid to atone for a disappointing third behind Libranno in the TNT July Stakes.

Other notable entries include the Ed McMahon-trained Temple Meads, who triumphed in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday, the Richard Fahey-trained pair of Wootton Basset and Marine Commando, and Formosina, who landed the Group Two Railway Stakes for Jeremy Noseda.

The 15 Irish-trained entries are dominated by Aidan O’Brien, who has engaged 13 colts including Listed scorer Zoffany and Samuel Morse, who was second to the Kevin Prendergast-trained Dunboyne Express in the Group Three Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

For more information please contact:

Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing, 07802 844 578

Tony Rushmer, Racing PR Manager, 07702 579 382

THE SHADWELL MIDDLE PARK STAKES
Class 1, Group 1, £160,000 Total Prize Fund. Newmarket, Friday, October 1, 2010. For two-year-old colts, six furlongs. Weights: 8st 12lb. Entries closed Tuesday, July 20, entries revealed Wednesday, July 21 (55 entries), scratchings deadline noon, September 7, six-day confirmation and £15,000 supplementary entry stage September 25, final declaration stage, 10.00am, Wednesday, September 29. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 19, 2010. May not include some overseas form.


Form Horse Owner Trainer
31414 APPROVE (IRE) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Bahram) William Haggas
BAD ROMANCE (IRE) Paddy Twomey Joanna Morgan IRE
211 BROOX (IRE) G A Lucas Eoghan O'Neill FR
151 CASUAL GLIMPSE Sir Robert Ogden Richard Hannon
COMMENDED E D Kessly Barry Hills
DAREJ (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas
DESERT LAW (IRE) Jeff Smith Andrew Balding
DICTIONARY Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Zamindar William Haggas
1 DREAM AHEAD (USA) Khalifa Dasmal David Simcock
11 DUNBOYNE EXPRESS (IRE) John Connaughton Kevin Prendergast IRE
EARL OF LEITRIM (IRE) Gallagher Equine Ltd Brian Meehan
21 EASY TICKET (IRE) John Fretwell David Brown
EBONY SONG (USA) Bluehills Racing Limited Jeremy Noseda
123 ELZAAM (AUS) Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
EMKANAAT Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
024104 EMPEROR HADRIAN (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
FACTUM (USA) Joseph Allen/Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
FARIMAN (IRE) H H Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
3256 FOGHORN LEGHORN The Comic Strip Heroes Peter Chapple-Hyam
3116 FORMOSINA (IRE) Daniel Pittack Jeremy Noseda
IMPERATOR AUGUSTUS (IRE) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
KARAM ALBAARI (IRE) Fhad Al Harthi John Jenkins
11 KHAWATIM Hamdan Al Maktoum Jean Claude Rouget FR
LAMASAAS (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
11 LIBRANNO McDowell Racing Richard Hannon
11 MARINE COMMANDO Michael Wynne Richard Fahey
21 MAYSON David Armstrong Richard Fahey
MUFFRAAJ Dr Ali Ridha David Simcock
MUNTASIB (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
52 ORACLE (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
OUTRIDER (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
0 PARK AVENUE (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
PEARL ARCH (IRE) Pearl Bloodstock Ltd Brian Meehan
2 PEARL STORM (IRE) Pearl Bloodstock Ltd William Haggas
PETER MARTINS (USA) The Honorable Earle I Mack Jeremy Noseda
332S PETRONIUS MAXIMUS (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
PLENTY POWER Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
RAYMBEK BATYR (IRE) Nurlan Bizakov Jeremy Noseda
2 REGAL APPROVAL Christopher Hammond Hughie Morrison
32010 REMOTELINX (IRE) Prolinx Limited John Hills
31 RODERIC O'CONNOR (IRE) Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sangster Family Aidan O'Brien IRE
413 RUDOLF VALENTINO Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
11422 SAMUEL MORSE (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
432 SHAFGAAN Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
1 SHROPSHIRE (IRE) Hon Mrs Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright Barry Hills
0512 SNOW MOUNTAIN (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien
11 STRONG SUIT (USA) Julie Wood Richard Hannon
11 TEMPLE MEADS John Fretwell Ed McMahon
21 THE PADDYMAN (IRE) Bob & Pauline Scott William Haggas
TOM SAWYER Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
VETVEY (IRE) Brian Yeardley Mark Johnston
WEST LEAKE MELODY Henry Barton Barry Hills
11 WOOTTON BASSETT Frank Brady & The Cosmic Cases Richard Fahey
11 ZAIDAN (USA) Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
1161 ZOFFANY (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE

55 Entries
15 Irish-trained
3 French-trained


THE ELECTROLUX CHEVELEY PARK STAKES
Class 1, Group 1, £160,000 Total Prize Fund. Newmarket, Friday, October 1, 2010. For two-year-old fillies, six furlongs. Weights: 8st 12lb. Entries closed Tuesday, July 20, entries revealed Wednesday, July 21 (65 entries), scratchings deadline noon, September 7, six-day confirmation and £15,000 supplementary entry stage September 25, final declaration stage, 10.00am, Wednesday, September 29. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 19, 2010. May not include some overseas form.


Form Horse Owner Trainer
BALLROOM (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
BASHASHA (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
(1) BERBERANA (IRE) D A West Tim Easterby
BINT ALAKAABER (IRE) Fhad Al Harthi John Jenkins
BLESSED BIATA (USA) Bernard Kantor William Haggas
06112 BOLD BIDDER Terry & Margaret Holdcroft Kevin Ryan
BREVITY (USA) Lucinda Freedman Brian Meehan
CANDYS GIRL Mrs Lucille Bone Michael Bell
1 CATFISH (IRE) Raymond Tooth Gay Kelleway
CELESTYNA Jane Cecil & Partners Henry Cecil
DARAJAAT (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
ELLIKAN (IRE) Linda Francis Nick Littmoden
EXEMPLIFY Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR
FLAVIA TATIANA (IRE) Anne Marie O'Brien Aidan O'Brien IRE
2 GOOGLETTE (IRE) Pearl Bloodstock Ltd Ed Vaughan
GUESSING (USA) Diane Nagle/Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
HANAURA Andy Oliver Andy Oliver IRE
1 HELLEBORINE Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR
HOLY ALLIANCE (IRE) Anne Marie O'Brien Aidan O'Brien IRE
(1)03 HOORAY Cheveley Park Stud Sir Mark Prescott
2413 IMPERIALISTIC DIVA (IRE) Miss N Mcfarlane Tim Easterby
INSTANCE The Hon William Vestey Jeremy Noseda
2 KATERINI (FR) Mrs F Head Freddie Head FR
121 KERATIYA (FR) H H Aga Khan Jean Claude Rouget FR
21 KHOR SHEED Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Luca Cumani
1 LIVING ART (USA) Prime Equestrian Sarl Xavier Nakkachdji FR
LUMINANCE (IRE) Cheveley Park Stud Jeremy Noseda
MANOORI (IRE) Hassan Al Abdulmalik Chris Wall
11 MAQAASID Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
112 MARGOT DID (IRE) T Redman and P Philipps Michael Bell
10 MASAYA Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
111 MEMORY (IRE) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-Masquerade Richard Hannon
(2)12 MEOW (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier David Wachman IRE
MILLENNIUM STAR (IRE) Andrew Tinkler Tom Dascombe
01 MISTY FOR ME (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
5 MON VISAGE D S Lee Chris Wall
44 MORTITIA Terry & Mrs Margaret Holdcroft Brian Meehan
6 PANOPTIC The Black Type Partnership Henry Cecil
PASSING STRANGER (IRE) Susan Roy Jeremy Noseda
1 PERFECT TRIBUTE Mildmay Racing & D H Caslon Clive Cox
2 PONTENUOVO (FR) Mme E Hilger Yves Nicolay FR
6 QENAA Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
2401 QUEEN OF SPAIN (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
321144 RADHARCNAFARRAIGE (IRE) Grainne Seoige Jim Bolger IRE
1 RIMTH Denford Stud Paul Cole
SECRET GOLD (IRE) Jaber Abdullah Brian Meehan
11 SEEHARN (IRE) Norman Ormiston Kevin Prendergast IRE
SHAQRAA (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
SHARNBERRY St Albans Bloodstock LLP Ed Dunlop
0 SMART STEP S R Counsell Mark Johnston
13 SO STYLISH (USA) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
12 SORAAYA (IRE) Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mick Channon
1 SPLIT TROIS (FR) C Henry De Villeneuve Yves Nicolay FR
STARFORMER (USA) Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR
SUN QUEEN (USA) Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Niarchos Family Aidan O'Brien IRE
3 SUPERCHARGED (IRE) Des Thurlby Chris Wall
21 SWEET CECILY (IRE) Julie Wood Richard Hannon
01 SWEETIE TIME Lordship Stud Michael Bell
510 SWISS DREAM Lordship Stud David Elsworth
SYMI (IRE) Shapoor Mistry John Gosden
WARM BREEZE Saif Ali & Saeed H Altayer Michael Jarvis
21 WILD WIND (GER) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
1 WIZZ KID (IRE) Mme M Mahony Robert Collet FR
YASMEENA (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
(2)22 ZANAZZI (USA) H R H Princess Haya of Jordan John Gosden

65 entries
13 Irish-trained
9 French-trained



SPECIAL DUTY HALF-SISTER AMONG 65 FILLIES FOR ELECTROLUX CHEVELEY PARK STAKES - SHADWELL MIDDLE PARK STAKES ATTRACTS 55 COLTS




No current trainer can match Criquette Head-Maarek’s record of four victories in the £160,000 Group One Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes and the French trainer is considering another raid across the Channel for the prestigious six-furlong contest at Newmarket on Friday, 1st October.


A trio of entries from the Chantilly handler includes the unraced Exemplify, whose half-sister Special Duty posted a comprehensive victory in last year’s race before returning to the Rowley Mile to triumph in the Group One 1000 Guineas.

The daughter of Dansili may be joined by impressive debut winner Helleborine, a full-sister to Head-Maarek’s Group One-winning sprinter African Rose, and Dynaformer filly Starformer, whose dam Etoile Montante also scored in Group One company for the trainer. All three two-year-old fillies were home-bred by Prince Khalid Abdulla’s Juddmonte Farms.

Head-Maarek revealed: “Exemplify is on course to make her debut at Deauville soon, although we have yet to finalise when she will run. She looks a nice filly at the moment and she goes well in her work.

“I would say that she has more stamina than Special Duty and I would think that she will stay further in time, even at this stage of her career, and we might start her off over seven furlongs.


“She worked very nicely on Tuesday morning and I am hopeful that she can become a nice prospect, but we will obviously know more about her after her debut.


“Helleborine won very easily first time out and she will hopefully run in a Listed race over seven furlongs at Deauville at the end of the month.

“African Rose showed plenty of speed in her races but I also get the impression that Helleborine will get further.


“Starformer is out of Etoile Montante, with whom I won the Prix de la Foret. She is the first of her produce that I have trained and, while the dam hasn’t done much as a broodmare yet, this filly gives me a nice feel and she might well start off at Deauville as well.

“It’s early days but we have made the entries and they are three nice fillies, all with top pedigrees. Newmarket has always been a special course for me and I love my visits to England, so hopefully one of them can make the journey over in October.”

This year’s Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes has attracted a total of 65 juvenile fillies including the Richard Hannon-trained Memory, who is the current ante-post favourite for next year’s 1000 Guineas following exhilarating wins in the Group Three Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket’s Champagne Lanson July Festival.


The Michael Bell-trained Margot Did went down by a head to Memory at Royal Ascot and the two could reoppose on the Rowley Mile, while Maqaasid, successful in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, is one of three contenders from the stable of John Gosden.


A total of 13 Irish-trained entries include the Kevin Prendergast-trained Seeharn, who posted a comfortable success in a six-furlong Listed contest at the Curragh, Group Three winner Radharcnafarraige, from the stable of Jim Bolger, and debut winner So Stylish, one of nine entries from Aidan O’Brien.

Two-year-old colts will also have the chance to aim for Group One glory at Newmarket on Friday, 1st October, in the £160,000 Shadwell Middle Park Stakes and a total of 55 entries have been received for the six-furlong contest.

Richard Hannon has enjoyed phenomenal success with his juveniles so far this term and the East Everleigh handler may represented by Group Two Coventry Stakes victor Strong Suit as well as fellow Group Two winners Libranno and King Torus, who triumphed in the TNT July Stakes and the 32Red.com Superlative Stakes respectively at the Champagne Lanson July Festival.


Impressive Listed Chesham Stakes scorer Zaidan could step down to six furlongs for Clive Brittain, while Coventry Stakes runner-up Elzaam may bid to atone for a disappointing third behind Libranno in the TNT July Stakes.

Other notable entries include the Ed McMahon-trained Temple Meads, who triumphed in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday, the Richard Fahey-trained pair of Wootton Basset and Marine Commando, and Formosina, who landed the Group Two Railway Stakes for Jeremy Noseda.

The 15 Irish-trained entries are dominated by Aidan O’Brien, who has engaged 13 colts including Listed scorer Zoffany and Samuel Morse, who was second to the Kevin Prendergast-trained Dunboyne Express in the Group Three Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

For more information please contact:

Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing, 07802 844 578

Tony Rushmer, Racing PR Manager, 07702 579 382

THE SHADWELL MIDDLE PARK STAKES
Class 1, Group 1, £160,000 Total Prize Fund. Newmarket, Friday, October 1, 2010. For two-year-old colts, six furlongs. Weights: 8st 12lb. Entries closed Tuesday, July 20, entries revealed Wednesday, July 21 (55 entries), scratchings deadline noon, September 7, six-day confirmation and £15,000 supplementary entry stage September 25, final declaration stage, 10.00am, Wednesday, September 29. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 19, 2010. May not include some overseas form.


Form Horse Owner Trainer
31414 APPROVE (IRE) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Bahram) William Haggas
BAD ROMANCE (IRE) Paddy Twomey Joanna Morgan IRE
211 BROOX (IRE) G A Lucas Eoghan O'Neill FR
151 CASUAL GLIMPSE Sir Robert Ogden Richard Hannon
COMMENDED E D Kessly Barry Hills
DAREJ (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas
DESERT LAW (IRE) Jeff Smith Andrew Balding
DICTIONARY Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Zamindar William Haggas
1 DREAM AHEAD (USA) Khalifa Dasmal David Simcock
11 DUNBOYNE EXPRESS (IRE) John Connaughton Kevin Prendergast IRE
EARL OF LEITRIM (IRE) Gallagher Equine Ltd Brian Meehan
21 EASY TICKET (IRE) John Fretwell David Brown
EBONY SONG (USA) Bluehills Racing Limited Jeremy Noseda
123 ELZAAM (AUS) Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
EMKANAAT Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
024104 EMPEROR HADRIAN (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
FACTUM (USA) Joseph Allen/Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
FARIMAN (IRE) H H Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
3256 FOGHORN LEGHORN The Comic Strip Heroes Peter Chapple-Hyam
3116 FORMOSINA (IRE) Daniel Pittack Jeremy Noseda
IMPERATOR AUGUSTUS (IRE) Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
KARAM ALBAARI (IRE) Fhad Al Harthi John Jenkins
11 KHAWATIM Hamdan Al Maktoum Jean Claude Rouget FR
LAMASAAS (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
11 LIBRANNO McDowell Racing Richard Hannon
11 MARINE COMMANDO Michael Wynne Richard Fahey
21 MAYSON David Armstrong Richard Fahey
MUFFRAAJ Dr Ali Ridha David Simcock
MUNTASIB (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
52 ORACLE (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
OUTRIDER (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
0 PARK AVENUE (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
PEARL ARCH (IRE) Pearl Bloodstock Ltd Brian Meehan
2 PEARL STORM (IRE) Pearl Bloodstock Ltd William Haggas
PETER MARTINS (USA) The Honorable Earle I Mack Jeremy Noseda
332S PETRONIUS MAXIMUS (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
PLENTY POWER Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
RAYMBEK BATYR (IRE) Nurlan Bizakov Jeremy Noseda
2 REGAL APPROVAL Christopher Hammond Hughie Morrison
32010 REMOTELINX (IRE) Prolinx Limited John Hills
31 RODERIC O'CONNOR (IRE) Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sangster Family Aidan O'Brien IRE
413 RUDOLF VALENTINO Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
11422 SAMUEL MORSE (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
432 SHAFGAAN Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
1 SHROPSHIRE (IRE) Hon Mrs Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright Barry Hills
0512 SNOW MOUNTAIN (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien
11 STRONG SUIT (USA) Julie Wood Richard Hannon
11 TEMPLE MEADS John Fretwell Ed McMahon
21 THE PADDYMAN (IRE) Bob & Pauline Scott William Haggas
TOM SAWYER Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
VETVEY (IRE) Brian Yeardley Mark Johnston
WEST LEAKE MELODY Henry Barton Barry Hills
11 WOOTTON BASSETT Frank Brady & The Cosmic Cases Richard Fahey
11 ZAIDAN (USA) Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
1161 ZOFFANY (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE

55 Entries
15 Irish-trained
3 French-trained


THE ELECTROLUX CHEVELEY PARK STAKES
Class 1, Group 1, £160,000 Total Prize Fund. Newmarket, Friday, October 1, 2010. For two-year-old fillies, six furlongs. Weights: 8st 12lb. Entries closed Tuesday, July 20, entries revealed Wednesday, July 21 (65 entries), scratchings deadline noon, September 7, six-day confirmation and £15,000 supplementary entry stage September 25, final declaration stage, 10.00am, Wednesday, September 29. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 19, 2010. May not include some overseas form.


Form Horse Owner Trainer
BALLROOM (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
BASHASHA (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
(1) BERBERANA (IRE) D A West Tim Easterby
BINT ALAKAABER (IRE) Fhad Al Harthi John Jenkins
BLESSED BIATA (USA) Bernard Kantor William Haggas
06112 BOLD BIDDER Terry & Margaret Holdcroft Kevin Ryan
BREVITY (USA) Lucinda Freedman Brian Meehan
CANDYS GIRL Mrs Lucille Bone Michael Bell
1 CATFISH (IRE) Raymond Tooth Gay Kelleway
CELESTYNA Jane Cecil & Partners Henry Cecil
DARAJAAT (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
ELLIKAN (IRE) Linda Francis Nick Littmoden
EXEMPLIFY Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR
FLAVIA TATIANA (IRE) Anne Marie O'Brien Aidan O'Brien IRE
2 GOOGLETTE (IRE) Pearl Bloodstock Ltd Ed Vaughan
GUESSING (USA) Diane Nagle/Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
HANAURA Andy Oliver Andy Oliver IRE
1 HELLEBORINE Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR
HOLY ALLIANCE (IRE) Anne Marie O'Brien Aidan O'Brien IRE
(1)03 HOORAY Cheveley Park Stud Sir Mark Prescott
2413 IMPERIALISTIC DIVA (IRE) Miss N Mcfarlane Tim Easterby
INSTANCE The Hon William Vestey Jeremy Noseda
2 KATERINI (FR) Mrs F Head Freddie Head FR
121 KERATIYA (FR) H H Aga Khan Jean Claude Rouget FR
21 KHOR SHEED Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Luca Cumani
1 LIVING ART (USA) Prime Equestrian Sarl Xavier Nakkachdji FR
LUMINANCE (IRE) Cheveley Park Stud Jeremy Noseda
MANOORI (IRE) Hassan Al Abdulmalik Chris Wall
11 MAQAASID Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
112 MARGOT DID (IRE) T Redman and P Philipps Michael Bell
10 MASAYA Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
111 MEMORY (IRE) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-Masquerade Richard Hannon
(2)12 MEOW (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier David Wachman IRE
MILLENNIUM STAR (IRE) Andrew Tinkler Tom Dascombe
01 MISTY FOR ME (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
5 MON VISAGE D S Lee Chris Wall
44 MORTITIA Terry & Mrs Margaret Holdcroft Brian Meehan
6 PANOPTIC The Black Type Partnership Henry Cecil
PASSING STRANGER (IRE) Susan Roy Jeremy Noseda
1 PERFECT TRIBUTE Mildmay Racing & D H Caslon Clive Cox
2 PONTENUOVO (FR) Mme E Hilger Yves Nicolay FR
6 QENAA Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
2401 QUEEN OF SPAIN (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
321144 RADHARCNAFARRAIGE (IRE) Grainne Seoige Jim Bolger IRE
1 RIMTH Denford Stud Paul Cole
SECRET GOLD (IRE) Jaber Abdullah Brian Meehan
11 SEEHARN (IRE) Norman Ormiston Kevin Prendergast IRE
SHAQRAA (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
SHARNBERRY St Albans Bloodstock LLP Ed Dunlop
0 SMART STEP S R Counsell Mark Johnston
13 SO STYLISH (USA) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
12 SORAAYA (IRE) Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mick Channon
1 SPLIT TROIS (FR) C Henry De Villeneuve Yves Nicolay FR
STARFORMER (USA) Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR
SUN QUEEN (USA) Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Niarchos Family Aidan O'Brien IRE
3 SUPERCHARGED (IRE) Des Thurlby Chris Wall
21 SWEET CECILY (IRE) Julie Wood Richard Hannon
01 SWEETIE TIME Lordship Stud Michael Bell
510 SWISS DREAM Lordship Stud David Elsworth
SYMI (IRE) Shapoor Mistry John Gosden
WARM BREEZE Saif Ali & Saeed H Altayer Michael Jarvis
21 WILD WIND (GER) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
1 WIZZ KID (IRE) Mme M Mahony Robert Collet FR
YASMEENA (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
(2)22 ZANAZZI (USA) H R H Princess Haya of Jordan John Gosden

65 entries
13 Irish-trained
9 French-trained
HUGE NUMBERS OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS GO IN SEARCH OF TATTERSALLS MILLIONS

Horses ranging in yearling price from 5,000 guineas through to 700,000 guineas remain in the Tattersalls Millions races after this week’s scratchings stage as they bid for the great rewards available in the most extensive sales race series ever staged in the northern hemisphere.


The eight races, all run at Newmarket’s two racecourses, offer total prize money of £1.75 million and are held between 28th August this year and the end of June, 2011. They are open to graduates of Book 1 of last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.


The most valuable race in the series is the £500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy, open to colts, gelding and fillies, and staged at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course on Saturday, 2nd October. The seven-furlong contest has a massive 353 entries remaining.


Among the least-expensive horses entered are Child Bride, winner of her only start for trainer Paul Cole, who realised 5,000 guineas in October, while - at the other end of the scale - the 700,000 guineas sale topper, Rudolf Valentino, is also engaged having won a Naas maiden for trainer Aidan O’Brien earlier this month before going on to be third in the Group Three Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh.


Although many of the stars to have passed through last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale have still to show their full potential, some have already made their mark at a high-level this season and remain in the Tattersalls Millions.


Among these are the unbeaten filly Memory, a 72,000 guineas yearling, who is antepost favourite for next year’s 1,000 Guineas following her victory in the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket’s Champagne Lanson July Festival.


Jan Vermeer’s three-parts sister Together won the Group Three Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown last week while other classy fillies engaged include the Richard Hannon-trained Date With Destiny, George Washington’s only foal, who could bid to win back her 320,000 guineas yearling cost. Meanwhile, the Luca Cumani-trained Khor Sheed, an easy winner of the Listed totesport.com Empress Stakes at Newmarket, cost what now looks a bargain 42,000 guineas as a yearling.


Approve, winner of the Group Two Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, Formosina, who captured the Group Two Railway Stakes at the Curragh, runaway Listed winner Zoffany and the Richard Hannon-trained Zebedee, a recent Sandown Listed scorer who looks set to start a warm order for next week’s Group Three Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, are among the colts to have made their mark in black-type company so far.


Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented: “With the first race in the eight-race £1,750,000 Tattersalls Millions series just over a month away, it is exciting to see the number of top class two-year-olds out there who are graduates of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 with eight Group/Listed winners already including Memory, the current favourite for next year's 1,000 Guineas.

“The new format for the series, with eight races and entry costs of only £4,000 really hit a chord with owners and it was very gratifying to see the number of two-year-olds staying in at the latest scratchings stage.


"With Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale starting on 5th October, it is worth noting that five of the eight Group/Listed winners were sold for 72,000 guineas or less, demonstrating that the sale is not only Europe's Premier Yearling Sale but also one that provides great value for money."

The Tattersalls Millions 2010/11

TWO-YEAR-OLD RACES

£100,000 Tattersalls Millions Auction Stakes, 6 Furlongs,
Newmarket July Course, colts, geldings and fillies, 28th August 2010

£100,000 Tattersalls Millions Fillies’ Auction Stakes, 6 Furlongs,
Newmarket Rowley Mile, fillies only, 17th September 2010

£200,000 Tattersalls Millions Auction Trophy, 7 Furlongs,
Newmarket Rowley Mile, colts, geldings and fillies, 18th September 2010

£500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy, 7 Furlongs,
Newmarket Rowley Mile, colts, geldings and fillies, 2nd October 2010

£300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies’ Trophy, 7 Furlongs,
Newmarket Rowley Mile, fillies only, 2nd October 2010

THREE-YEAR-OLD RACES

£250,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Trophy, colts, geldings and fillies,
10 Furlongs, Newmarket Rowley Mile, Craven Meeting 2011

£150,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Sprint, colts, geldings and fillies,
6 Furlongs, Newmarket Rowley Mile, Craven Meeting 2011

£150,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Cup, colts, geldings and fillies,
10 Furlongs, Newmarket July Course, end June 2011




HUGE NUMBERS OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS GO IN SEARCH OF TATTERSALLS MILLIONS




Horses ranging in yearling price from 5,000 guineas through to 700,000 guineas remain in the Tattersalls Millions races after this week’s scratchings stage as they bid for the great rewards available in the most extensive sales race series ever staged in the northern hemisphere.


The eight races, all run at Newmarket’s two racecourses, offer total prize money of £1.75 million and are held between 28th August this year and the end of June, 2011. They are open to graduates of Book 1 of last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.


The most valuable race in the series is the £500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy, open to colts, gelding and fillies, and staged at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course on Saturday, 2nd October. The seven-furlong contest has a massive 353 entries remaining.


Among the least-expensive horses entered are Child Bride, winner of her only start for trainer Paul Cole, who realised 5,000 guineas in October, while - at the other end of the scale - the 700,000 guineas sale topper, Rudolf Valentino, is also engaged having won a Naas maiden for trainer Aidan O’Brien earlier this month before going on to be third in the Group Three Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh.


Although many of the stars to have passed through last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale have still to show their full potential, some have already made their mark at a high-level this season and remain in the Tattersalls Millions.


Among these are the unbeaten filly Memory, a 72,000 guineas yearling, who is antepost favourite for next year’s 1,000 Guineas following her victory in the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket’s Champagne Lanson July Festival.


Jan Vermeer’s three-parts sister Together won the Group Three Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown last week while other classy fillies engaged include the Richard Hannon-trained Date With Destiny, George Washington’s only foal, who could bid to win back her 320,000 guineas yearling cost. Meanwhile, the Luca Cumani-trained Khor Sheed, an easy winner of the Listed totesport.com Empress Stakes at Newmarket, cost what now looks a bargain 42,000 guineas as a yearling.


Approve, winner of the Group Two Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, Formosina, who captured the Group Two Railway Stakes at the Curragh, runaway Listed winner Zoffany and the Richard Hannon-trained Zebedee, a recent Sandown Listed scorer who looks set to start a warm order for next week’s Group Three Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, are among the colts to have made their mark in black-type company so far.


Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented: “With the first race in the eight-race £1,750,000 Tattersalls Millions series just over a month away, it is exciting to see the number of top class two-year-olds out there who are graduates of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 with eight Group/Listed winners already including Memory, the current favourite for next year's 1,000 Guineas.

“The new format for the series, with eight races and entry costs of only £4,000 really hit a chord with owners and it was very gratifying to see the number of two-year-olds staying in at the latest scratchings stage.


"With Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale starting on 5th October, it is worth noting that five of the eight Group/Listed winners were sold for 72,000 guineas or less, demonstrating that the sale is not only Europe's Premier Yearling Sale but also one that provides great value for money."

The Tattersalls Millions 2010/11

TWO-YEAR-OLD RACES

£100,000 Tattersalls Millions Auction Stakes, 6 Furlongs,
Newmarket July Course, colts, geldings and fillies, 28th August 2010

£100,000 Tattersalls Millions Fillies’ Auction Stakes, 6 Furlongs,
Newmarket Rowley Mile, fillies only, 17th September 2010

£200,000 Tattersalls Millions Auction Trophy, 7 Furlongs,
Newmarket Rowley Mile, colts, geldings and fillies, 18th September 2010

£500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy, 7 Furlongs,
Newmarket Rowley Mile, colts, geldings and fillies, 2nd October 2010

£300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies’ Trophy, 7 Furlongs,
Newmarket Rowley Mile, fillies only, 2nd October 2010

THREE-YEAR-OLD RACES

£250,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Trophy, colts, geldings and fillies,
10 Furlongs, Newmarket Rowley Mile, Craven Meeting 2011

£150,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Sprint, colts, geldings and fillies,
6 Furlongs, Newmarket Rowley Mile, Craven Meeting 2011

£150,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Cup, colts, geldings and fillies,
10 Furlongs, Newmarket July Course, end June 2011


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