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Saturday, July 31, 2010


GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2010
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIFTH DAY, FRIDAY, JULY 31


FABRICIUS REFLECTS ON A SUCCESSFUL GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2010



Goodwood Racecourse managing director Rod Fabricius, overseeing his final Glorious Goodwood after 28 years at the helm, hailed a fantastic five days of sport and paid tribute to those who have made this year’s festival a memorable success.


Speaking after Elliptical had taken the week’s concluding race for trainer Gerard Butler, Fabricius reflected on the week’s prominent triumphs that included Canford Cliffs in the Group One Sussex Stakes, Midday’s victory in the Group OBlue Square Nassau Stakes and Evens And Odds in the bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup.


He said: “The week has been made by the remarkable success of Hannon and Hughes.


“Midday’s win today was wonderful for Henry (Cecil). He has enjoyed numerous successes at this festival meeting and it is great to see him in the winner’s enclosure again.


“Dandy Nicholls of course has always regarded Goodwood as a rich harvest and he has come good this week, so all in all it seems to be horses for courses.


“We have had good weather, top-class racing, some great riding performances and, in all honesty, the meeting has been set up by the remarkable achievement of the groundstaff and Seamus Buckley. They have succeeded in delivering the ideal racing surface in what has been a very challenging summer due to the lack of rain.”



2010 ATTENDANCE UP AT GLORIOUS GOODWOOD


2010 2009 +/-

Tuesday 13,003 13,767 -764 (-5.5%)

Wednesday 16,705 15,530 +1,175 (+7.7%)

Thursday 20,607 19,414 +1,193 (+6.1%)

Friday 20,784 20,209 +575 (+2.8%)

Saturday 21,533 22,031 -498 (-2.3%)
92,632 90,951 +1,681 (+1.8%)


‘I’M THE LUCKIEST MAN’ SAYS RECORD-BREAKER HUGHES

Jockey Richard Hughes was the toast of racing today after setting a new record for winners at a single Glorious Goodwood.


His victory on Eucharist in the Play Poker At gcasino.com Nursery was his ninth of the week, and all were achieved on horses trained by Wiltshire’s Richard Hannon who also set a record at the meeting. The trainer’s score easily surpassed the six winners achieved by Sir Michael Stoute in 1989.


When told he had beaten the previous best shared by Lester Piggott, Kieren Fallon and Johnny Murtagh, Hughes, who romped to victory in Glorious Goodwood’s Racing UK Leading Jockey Award, said: “I’m very proud to be mentioned in the same breath as those guys, but I couldn’t do it without Richard Hannon. I’m the luckiest man alive!

“It’s been a fabulous week and things have just gone from strength to strength. There was a lot of pressure on me before the Canford Cliffs ride [they won Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes], but after that I’d done my job and could enjoy the rest of Goodwood. When you are enjoying your rides, there’s nothing better.


“All my life I’ve been working to get good rides and now I’m getting them - and I’m not mucking up! A lot of people used to slag me [for his hold-up style of riding], but I maintained it was because I wasn’t on the best horse. I used to sneak them into contention, and then they’d find nothing and people used to say I’d left it too late.


“Now I’m on horses that can actually do it, and it’s the best feeling in the world. Someone said it’s been the Richard Hughes week - I like the sound of that.”

Hughes was completing a 16/1 double on the day having earlier won the Mobile Betting At ipone.bluesq.com EBF Maiden on Pausanias. For claiming the Racing UK title he receives a life-time subscription to the satellite channel, a £1,000 donation to Racing Welfare, the same sum for a charity of his choice and a deluxe Goodwood hamper.


Paying tribute to Hughes, Hannon, who is the rider’s father-in-law said: “He’s different gear isn’t he? He gets them balanced and they run for him. Of course, I have the best retainer because he’s married to my daughter.

“We might have a drink in the pub on the way home, but we’ve got a job of work at Newbury tomorrow.”


RACING UK LEADING JOCKEY AWARD
- FINAL STANDINGS

Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
RICHARD HUGHES 9 2 4
Ryan Moore 3 6 2
Tom Queally 2 2 2
Michael Hills 2 2 -
Kieren Fallon 2 1 4
George Baker 2 - 1
Jim Crowley 2 - -
Eddie Ahern 1 1 2
Jimmy Quinn 1 1 1
Paul Hanagan 1 1 -
Richard Hills 1 1 -
David Probert 1 - 2
William Buick 1 - 1
Billy Cray 1 - -
John Fahy 1 - -
Royston Ffrench 1 - -
Michael Geran 1 - -
Ian Mongan 1 - -
Amy Ryan 1 - -
Dale Swift 1 - -
Philip Robinson - 3 -
Frankie Dettori - 2 2
Martin Lane - 2 1
Adrian Nicholls - 2 1
Seb Sanders - 2 1
Gerald Mosse - 1 1
Paul Mulrennan - 1 1
Harry Bentley - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - 1 -
Barry McHugh - 1 -
Christophe Soumillon - 1 -
Jamie Spencer - 1 -
Louis-Philippe Beuzelin - - 1
Neil Callan - - 1
Pat Dobbs - - 1
Graham Gibbons - - 1
Hiroki Goto - - 1
Patrick Hills - - 1
Liam Keniry - - 1
Alan Munro - - 1
Hayley Turner - - 1


LEADING TRAINER - FINAL STANDINGS
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
RICHARD HANNON 9 1 5
David Nicholls 3 1 1
Barry Hills 2 2 -
Mark Johnston 2 2 -
Henry Cecil 2 1 -
Jeremy Noseda 2 1 -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 3 -
James Given 1 1 1
Kevin Ryan 1 1 1
Amanda Perrett 1 1 1
Brian Meehan 1 1 -
Luca Cumani 1 - 2
Chris Wall 1 - 2
John Gosden 1 - 1
Nicky Henderson 1 - 1
Robin Bastiman 1 - -
Ralph Beckett 1 - -
Gerard Butler 1 - -
William Knight 1 - -
Matthew Salaman 1 - -
Peter Winkworth 1 - -
Ed Dunlop - 2 2
Clive Cox - 2 1
Richard Fahey - 2 -
Paul Cole - 1 2
Saeed bin Suroor - 1 2
Alan Jarvis - 1 1
John Best - 1 -
Tom Dascombe - 1 -
Tim Easterby - 1 -
William Haggas - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 1 -
Jamie Osborne - 1 -
Jeff Pearce - 1 -
David Pipe - 1 -
Jean-Claude Rouget FR - 1 -
David Simcock - 1 -
Andrew Balding - - 2
Mick Channon - - 1
Robert Cowell - - 1
Alain de Royer Dupre FR - - 1
Pat Eddery - - 1
David Evans - - 1
Eve Johnson Houghton - - 1
Ed McMahon - - 1
Stan Moore - - 1
Sir Mark Prescott - - 1
Nigel Tinkler - - 1


GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2010 - WINNERS

Tuesday, July 27 Winner Trainer Jockey SP Ran
Betfair App For iPhone Heritage Handicap INDIAN DAYS James Given Dale Swift 12/1 15
Betfair Gordon Stakes (Group 3) REBEL SOLDIER Jeremy Noseda Ryan Moore 4/1F 10
Betfair Cup (Group 2) LORD SHANAKILL Henry Cecil Tom Queally 13/2 12
Betfair Molecomb Stakes (Group 3) ZEBEDEE Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 2/1F 12
Tatler Summer Season Handicap START RIGHT Luca Cumani Kieren Fallon 7/2F 19
EBF Dallaglio Foundation Maiden Stakes PABUSAR Ralph Beckett Jim Crowley 10/1 10
ROA Summer Handicap MARTYR Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 7/1 13

Wednesday, July 28 Winner Trainer Jockey SP Ran
sportingbet.com Goodwood Handicap GHIMAAR Nicky Henderson Eddie Ahern 6/1F 20
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group 2) KING TORUS Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 11/4 7
Sussex Stakes (Group 1) CANFORD CLIFFS Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 4/6F 7
Racing UK Handicap VERDANT Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 5/1 16
Markel International Maiden Fillies Stakes MORTITIA Brian Meehan Paul Hanagan 10/1 9
EBF Fillies & Mares’ Handicap DANCE EAST Jeremy Noseda Ryan Moore 7/4F 8
sportingbet.com EBF Classified Stakes RULESN’REGULATIONS Matthew Salaman George Baker 9/1 9

Thursday, July 29 Winner Trainer Jockey SP Ran
TurfTV Summer Vase Handicap BEACHFIRE John Gosden William Buick 9/1 15
Audi King George Stakes (Group 2) BORDERLESCOTT Robin Bastiman Kieren Fallon 9/2F 15
Artemis Goodwood Cup (Group 2) ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE William Knight Jim Crowley 8/1 10
Moet Hennessy Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) EASTERN ARIA Mark Johnston Richard Hills 16/1 13
EBF New Ham Maiden Fillies’ Stakes KALAHAAG Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 9/2 11
Vintage At Goodwood Handicap CITRUS STAR Chris Wall George Baker 8/1 12
RUK Leading Jockey Award Handicap HAMOODY David Nicholls Michael Geran 14/1 17

Friday, July 30 Winner Trainer Jockey SP Ran
Coutts Glorious Stakes (Group 3) REDWOOD Barry Hills Michael Hills 7/1 8
Rolf Group Stewards’ Sprint Handicap JOSEPH HENRY David Nicholls David Probert 28/1 27
totesport Mile Heritage Handicap SEA LORD Mark Johnston Royston Ffrench 6/1 19
Tanqueray Richmond Stakes (Group 2) LIBRANNO Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 5/4F 6
RSA Nursery Handicap ROYAL EXCHANGE Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 3/1JF 12
Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) TROPICAL PARADISE Peter Winkworth Ian Mongan 16/1 9
Turf Club Handicap PERFECT BLOSSOM Kevin Ryan Amy Ryan 15/2 13

Saturday, July 31 Winner Trainer Jockey SP Ran
Play Britain’s Got Talent Bingo At Meccabingo.com Handicap ROXY FLYER Amanda Perrett Jimmy Quinn 16/1 16
Bluesq.com “For 5 Places In Stewards Cup” Stakes (Listed) CRITICAL MOMENT Barry Hills Michael Hills 7/2 10
Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group 1) MIDDAY Henry Cecil Tom Queally 15/8F 7
Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap) EVENS AND ODDS David Nicholls Billy Cray 20/1 28
Mobile Betting At iphone.bluesq.com EBF Maiden Stakes PAUSANIAS Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 3/1 9
Play Poker At gcasino.com Nursery Handicap EUCHARIST Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 100/30F 14
Bluesq.com Supporting Marie Curie Apprentice Handicap ELLIPTICAL Gerard Butler John Fahy 7/1 15



UPS ON THE DOWNS AT GLORIOUS GOODWOOD

In an age when superficial celebrity has become a way of life, Glorious Goodwood’s proven format has shown once again that class is always popular.


Staging five-star sporting action in an absorbing location works time and again, and if the weather is kind you have a winner year in and out. People and horses come and go, but Glorious Goodwood remains a shrine of English summer excellence.


The 2010 version will be remembered for a performance that deserves recognition by every fan of horse racing. It has centred on a man, his son-in-law and the team that backs them.


Trainer Richard Hannon has not arrived overnight, an X-factor fancy soon to be forgotten - he has been plying his trade for 40 years, and handled numerous good horses, yet he is experiencing an annus mirabilis that begs the question, how does he do it? High-quality horses seem to be looking over every other door at his Wiltshire stables, and he brought the best of them all, Canford Cliffs, to Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday for the Group One Sussex Stakes.


What a treat for racegoers when Canford Cliffs reeled in another top-class miler, the 2009 winner Rip Van Winkle, in the process enabling Hannon’s son-in-law, Richard Hughes, to provide another example of brilliant race riding.


Not only is Hughes successful, he is also hugely entertaining, for it is his brand, and few other jockeys would attempt it. Leaving it late, arriving in time, and doing so while exuding cheeky confidence is the hallmark of his method, and crowds love it. Hughes is currently a sportsman at the crest of his career, but he’s entertaining too, and we are blessed to witness it.


Seven times in the first four days Hannon and Hughes have teamed up for victory, and five of those wins have been gained with two-year-olds, suggesting we can look forward to many more good times from the Hannon/Hughes double act. Their haul has included success in the two most important juvenile races of the week, by virtue of King Torus (Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes) - Hannon’s 50th Glorious Goodwood winner - and Libranno (Tanqueray Richmond Stakes). Another two-year-old, Kalahaag, gave Hannon his 200th success at all Goodwood meetings when taking the EBF New Ham Fillies’ Maiden.

The week’s emotional highlights centre on two horses who won on Thursday. Illustrious Blue’s success in the Artemis Goodwood Cup was his third at Glorious Goodwood and a fulfilling moment for locally-based young trainer William Knight, while Borderlescott’s success in the Audi King George Stakes was his second Glorious Goodwood victory and proved age can only partly wither quality. Borderlescott sustained a leg injury when winning, but is on the road to recovery, and, similarly, Age Of Aquarius is pulling through after tearing liagments during the Artemis Goodwood Cup. Professional veterinary care, a feature of Goodwood, undoubtedly played a role in alleviating these injuries.


Other highlights have included a return to his best by Lord Shanakill (Betfair Cup), a late, late flourish by Beachfire (TurfTV Summer Vase), strength and brilliance while netting three victories by champion jockey Ryan Moore, and an all-the-way triumph by Sea Lord (totesport Mile).


All treasured memories - and there is still one day to go!

ROD’S GLORIOUS FAREWELL

Rod Fabricius bids farewell to Glorious Goodwood today after a 28-year stint at the helm of Goodwood Racecourse..


Fabricius hands over the role of managing director to Adam Waterworth at the end of the year but, at the conclusion of the racecourse’s premier meeting, he was keen to emphasise he is not saying goodbye to the world of horseracing.


He said: “I’m looking forward to moving on with new challenges, and I hope some will involve the racing industry, but Goodwood is in safe hands and will continue to entertain racegoers in this most quintessentially English of settings.


“I’ve no specific plans - I’m contemplating possibilities, and one will be to remain involved in Goodwood and to support Adam where I can while, avoiding risk of interference as a non-executive director of the racecourse. I’ll continue to live in West Sussex and my family are happy here, but I will certainly be seen more often on racecourses, because that’s what I enjoy most about the game.


“I made the decision to move on at 60 because I’ve exhausted my ideas and energies for the business and it requires new creative thoughts. It deserves the ambitions of a younger person.


“In so many respects the challenge at Goodwood is retaining what is so precious to the brand and those things which make it so special for hundreds of thousands of racegoers, yet it has to move forward in terms of customer expectations and raising the standard of racing.”

Asked to consider the key changes during his time at the course, Fabricius was quick to nominate a piece of kit that is crucial to turf management. He said: “In terms of ensuring we can attract the best horses and have the confidence of top trainers the Upton Irrigator, which we bought for £40,000 15 years ago, has been a marvellous investment. Without it, our ability to provide consistently safe and level going would not have been possible.


“[For paying customers] The new paddock layout has had the greatest impact, but the Charlton and Sussex Stands have been a success and I’m thrilled we’ve been able to advance the fixture list from 15 to 23 days. Growing the number of black-type races has been rewarding, too, as has lifting the Betfair Nassau Stakes to Group One and the Audi King George Stakes to Group Two.


“Generating sales is crucial for investment in prize money or improvement in facilities, so the successful exploitation of picture rights, the attraction of corporate clients and sponsorship, and ticket sales to the public via advanced bookings on our website have all been key elements, and ones that Adam is ideally qualified to develop.”

Asked for personal highlights during his tenure, Fabricius returned to horses, saying: “The Marling and Selkirk titanic battle [in the 1992 Sussex Stakes] was marvellous, and the Artemis Goodwood Cup has always played a big part in thrilling the crowd, not least through Double Trigger, Persian Punch and more recently Yeats, but maybe Canford Cliffs’ victory in Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes will prove to be a performance of Goliath standards.”

And what are Rod’s future plans for leisure and pleasure? “I shall certainly be going racing more often, and my son Balthazar works in the [betting] industry so I shall help him in whatever way possible, but I’m also looking forward to spending more time with my family, playing a little more golf, and no doubt lingering in the garden and greenhouse when getting under my wife’s [Debbie] feet.


“What I must convey, however, is that none of the things achieved at Goodwood during my time would be possible without a brilliant team who have been exceptionally supportive, and that extends to the enthusiastic and knowledgeable board at Goodwood. They are true professionals, very competent, and we have built a great friendship.”


First race winner’s quotes
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FLYER WINGS IN TO OPEN PERRETT’S ACCOUNT

A Sussex-trained winner - the third of the week - opened proceedings on day five of Glorious Goodwood.


Roxy Flyer’s success in the opening handicap put Pulborough trainer Amanda Perrett on the meeting’s scoresheet - adding to victories for locally-based William Knight and Peter Winkworth - and did likewise for jockey Jimmy Quinn.


Perrett’s husband, Mark, said: “We were hoping she would run a big race because she’s improved with every race this year. You need a bit of luck in running at Goodwood, but we got it today.


“She learning with each run and getting more street wise. She’s a big filly and can only get better as the year goes on, and considering she was taking on so many colts she proved she was tough.


“We tend to buy this type of horse because they are affordable - the precocious ones tend to be too expensive, while the late-maturing ones are cheaper. Some people want instant action, but we’re lucky to have a good group of local owners who seem prepared to wait.


“It doesn’t get any better than to have a winner at Glorious Goodwood when you are a local trainer, and almost everyone who owns a horse at the yard is here today. I was getting slightly worried we wouldn’t have a winner at the meeting, but came here hopeful of two chances today, this one and one in the last [Truism].”

Quinn commented: “The pace was solid. I wasn’t smart on my feet - I wanted Paul Hanagan’s line, who was in front of me - but I was happy because they went strong.

“Early in the straight, the other horses were kicking down the outside and I was sort of stuck in a little bit of a hole but I saved a lot of ground. It got a bit tight for room in the last furlong but she is brave and she kicked through it. She went and won quite nicely in the end.

“It can get tight round here and I got through because it opened up at the right time - they were closing just before I got there but you can’t afford to get stopped round here. I have ridden this filly three times and she is improving with every race.

“I thought that it was really good racing ground on Tuesday and then it rode a bit quick on Thursday but today, it is really good racing ground again with just a few spots on the easy side.”


First race place quotes -
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CECIL FILLY SHIMMERED FOR A MOMENT

Shimmering Moment had to settle for second place in the Play Britain’s Got Talent Bingo At Meccabingo.com Handicap after succumbing to the late flourish of Roxy Flyer in the mile and three furlong contest.


Tom Queally seized the advantage as he drove his mount for home inside the final quarter mile but the 12/1 shot was unable repel the victorious assault, going down by a length at the finish.


Trainer Henry Cecil commented: “She ran very well there, giving 3lb to the winner. She should probably get a little bit further.”

The Andrew Balding-trained Dromore (12/1) had shown an aptitude for Kempton’s Polytrack while failing to run up to his best on grass, prompting a suspicion that turf was not his surface, but the Traditionally gelding posted an improved effort in taking third, a further length and three quarters behind the runner-up.


Anna-Lisa Balding, representing her trainer husband, said: “We are thrilled with that because all of his early season form was on the all-weather. To be honest, he didn’t really handle the track today. He came down the hill lovely but just didn’t know what to do when he hit the rising ground.

“The owners love Goodwood so we are all delighted that they have managed to have a placed horse here. It’s lovely for them.”


GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE

Jimmy Quinn, partner of the 16/1 winner Roxy Flyer, said: “Real good ground.”

Tom Queally, jockey of the one length second, Shimmering Moment, described the going as: “Good. Though it is a little bit loose on top.”

David Probert, on third placed Dromore, said: “It is on the slow side of good.”

John Fahy, rider of the fourth home Averroes, said: “ It is just on the slow side of good.”

Kieren Fallon, partner of Rock N Roll Ransom, said: “It is not a lot different to yesterday.”

Frankie Dettori, rider of Wadnaan, said: “Good to firm.”

Richard Hughes, jockey of Valiant Knight, said: “Good.”

Eddie Ahern, jockey of Ebony Boom, said: “It is a bit slower than yesterday. I would say it is perfect ground now.”

Alan Munro, jockey of Meglio Ancora, said: “It is a touch on the slow side of good.”



Second race win quotes -
bluesq.com ‘For Five Places In Stewards’ Cup’ Stakes (Listed)

HILLS’ ENJOY THE MOMENT

Critical Moment gave the Barry Hills stable a second win at Glorious Goodwood this week and continued the fantastic form of horses owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla when winning the mile Listed race under trainer’s son Michael Hills.


The Aptitude colt was in the vanguard throughout the 11-runner contest and showed an indefatigable attitude under Michael Hills to repel the late thrust of Desert Myth, determinedly ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore.


Critical Moment, sent off at 7/2, held the runner-up by a head, with third-placed Field Of Dream a further three quarters of a length away.


Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, said: “He had a good draw and the plan was always to go out and make it. The grey, Quarrel, just made him work for it early and that probably had an effect at the end.


“He has really improved and has got a very good cruising speed - they went quite quick early on. It looked like we were going to hold on in the last 50 yards and then the Ryan Moore surge came but he managed to hold on.


“We will look at the Strensall Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting next month. We were not too sure of his trip early on. He ran in the Craven over seven furlongs and then we tried him at Chester in the Dee Stakes over a mile and a half. He didn’t stay there and now we know he’s a mile horse.”

Sir Michael Stoute said he was pleased with runner-up Desert Myth, while Luca Cumani, trainer of third-placed Field Of Dream, said: “I’m very pleased. Now he’s more settled he’s shown we can step him up in distance. He’s getting better with age.”


Second race win quotes -
bluesq.com ‘For Five Places In Stewards’ Cup’ Stakes (Listed)

HILLS’ ENJOY THE MOMENT

Critical Moment gave the Barry Hills stable a second win at Glorious Goodwood this week and continued the fantastic form of horses owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla when winning the mile Listed race under trainer’s son Michael Hills.


The Aptitude colt was in the vanguard throughout the 11-runner contest and showed an indefatigable attitude under Michael Hills to repel the late thrust of Desert Myth, determinedly ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore.


Critical Moment, sent off at 7/2, held the runner-up by a head, with third-placed Field Of Dream a further three quarters of a length away.


Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, said: “He had a good draw and the plan was always to go out and make it. The grey, Quarrel, just made him work for it early and that probably had an effect at the end.


“He has really improved and has got a very good cruising speed - they went quite quick early on. It looked like we were going to hold on in the last 50 yards and then the Ryan Moore surge came but he managed to hold on.


“We will look at the Strensall Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting next month. We were not too sure of his trip early on. He ran in the Craven over seven furlongs and then we tried him at Chester in the Dee Stakes over a mile and a half. He didn’t stay there and now we know he’s a mile horse.”

Sir Michael Stoute said he was pleased with runner-up Desert Myth, while Luca Cumani, trainer of third-placed Field Of Dream, said: “I’m very pleased. Now he’s more settled he’s shown we can step him up in distance. He’s getting better with age.”



Third race winner’s quotes
Blue Square Nassau Stakes

HIGH NOON FOR MIDDAY’S NASSAU RIVALS

Henry Cecil saddled his seventh winner of the £200,000 Blue Square Nassau Stakes today when Midday won consecutive runnings of the Group One contest.


She became the third dual winner of the Group One race and was yet another top-level success for owner-breeder Prince Khalid Abdulla. Jockey Tom Queally was celebrating his second victory in the race having ridden Midday in 2009, but on this occasion he picked up a two-day ban for careless riding after allowing the winner to drift off a straight line close home.


Cecil said: “They went no pace early on and when she hit the front she idled until the runner-up [Stacelita] came to her and then she raced again.

“It was more like a mile race. She’s getting a little bit lazier and because there was no pace she had to quicken up a lot, which doesn’t really suit her - she prefers to come gradually, and today she thought she’d done enough when she hit the front.


“I didn’t want to make the running with her, but I wanted her to get the rail and the better ground, and instead she had to come a little bit wide. She’s a very sensible filly, although you have to be a little careful what you do with her, and she likes a strong pace.


“She’s stronger than last year, but she doesn’t want the ground too fast because she’s quite heavy shouldered and hasn’t got the best joints. If it had been any firmer today she wouldn’t have run - she pottered round for a few days after she won at the Breeders’ Cup [last year] so I have to be careful with her.


Midday was beaten at York on her seasonal debut in the Middleton Stakes, but Cecil said: “She needed the race that day and was giving 6lb to the winner. She was sore after York, but hopefully we can have a clear run to the end of the season.

“We’ve had a few jarred up this year and the two-year-olds need time so we haven’t had many runners yet this year.


“She’s a very good filly and I’m pleased for the Prince because he deserves everything he gets. All being well she’ll go for the [Darley] Yorkshire Oaks.


More third race news - the stewards’ inquiry
Blue Square Nassau Stakes

STEWARDS AFTER THE BLUE SQUARE NASSAU STAKES

Channel 4 broadcast live the first full stewards’ inquiry to feature on British terrestrial television following the Blue Square Nassau Stakes.


The British Horseracing Authority and the media rights holders agreed that stewards inquiries could be broadcast live earlier this month.


Midday won the Group One race for the second year in succession but in the process she drifted left in the closing stages, despite jockey Tom Queally having his whip in his left hand, and interfered with runner-up Stacelita, partnered by Christophe Soumillon.


Here is the evidence given by the two jockeys to the stewards:

Christophe Soumillon said: “When I arrived at the two-furlong marker, I was trying to get to the rail. I couldn’t follow his (Tom’s ) rhythm when he quickened - it took me a length and a half down.

“At that time, I have to take my chances and come out again and, when I took my filly out, I came really fast - I thought that I was going to win - and the filly (Midday) on my inside started to push out. She came quite fast on me and, when my filly felt the pressure coming, she was a bit unbalanced and it was 20 or 30 metres from the line. This is the only thing that I can tell you right now.”

Tom Queally said: “In what was initially a slow-run race, I took a stalking role about four (furlongs) from home and I quickened it up little by little. I wanted to commit my filly in plenty of time and I saw Mr Soumillon was labouring.

“I had a quick look to my right to make sure that I was clear of him because my initial plan was to go to the rail for the best ground, so I was well over a length clear of him when I went to the right.

“Although both fillies shifted left late on, I think that it is fair to say that Mr Soumillon’s filly went a little bit left to begin with and my one followed her, although my one did probably go a little bit to the left again. I had my stick in my left hand and I did everything in my power possible to keep her straight.

“As well as that, I was almost a length and a half clear right at the line and I won decisively.”

The stewards found Queally guilty of careless riding but said the interference did not make a difference to the result. They suspended him for two days, August 14 & 15.



THE WINNER - MIDDAY (GB) FACTFILE
3 b f Oasis Dream - Midsummer (Kingmambo (USA))
Form: 0314-2123131-21 Owner: Khalid Abdulla Trainer: Henry Cecil
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Jockey: Tom Queally

Midday
The home-bred Oasis Dream filly has progressed with racing and scored by six lengths from July Jasmine when winning the Listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield on May 9. That victory bettered the effort of her dam, Midsummer, who was runner-up in the 2003 renewal of that contest. Midsummer is herself a half-sister to Coral-Eclipse Stakes winner Elmaamul and the Cecil-trained 1997 Investec Oaks heroine Reams Of Verse. Midday bettered that effort when a head runner-up to Sariska in the Oaks at Epsom on June 5. The filly had shown promise on her career debut at Glorious Goodwood in July, 2008, staying on from the rear over seven furlongs to finish seventh behind Pachattack. She was beaten just over a length when third in a Newmarket maiden over the same trip the following month. Stepped up to a mile at Newmarket on September 19, she battled resolutely to prevail by a short-head from Three Moons. With a maiden triumph in the bag, Midday moved up to Listed company for the Montrose Fillies' Stakes on November 1, rounding off her campaign with a good fourth behind Group One Fillies' Mile fifth Enticement. Cecil sent Midday to Epsom Downs for her three-year-old bow in the Weatherbys Bank Blue Riband Trial Stakes over 10 furlongs of the Investec Oaks course on April 22. The filly showed that she had made progress through the winter in taking the runner-up berth behind subsequent Group Two winner Debussy. Midday's latest start came in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh when she was no match for the awesome Sariska in finishing seven and a half lengths third. She bounced back to top form at Goodwood in the 2009 Blue Square Nassau Stakes to win in good style from Rainbow View. She next ran in the Qatar Petroleum Prix de L’Opera in early October and led a furlong out before being caught well inside the final furlong and lost second close home. That set her up for a trip to Santa Anita Park, California, USA, for the Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf the following month and she won most gamely by a length from Pure Clan. She started this season in the Group Two totesport.com Middleton Stakes at York on May 13 when she stayed on to be second behind Sariska. She won her second Blue Square Nassau Stakes at Goodwood today, surviving a stewards’ inquiry, after finishing a length and a quarter ahead of Stacelita.

Race Record: Starts: 13; Wins: 5; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £1,195,393

Khalid Abdulla
Prince Khalid Abdulla, who prefers to be known just as Mr Abdulla on the racecard, is a first cousin to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He owns extensive racing and breeding interests in America, Britain and Ireland. A businessman presiding over a huge international conglomerate known as "Mawared", he developed a love for British racing during the 1960s when renting a house in London and, with the help of former trainer Humphrey Cottrill, had his first winner on May 14, 1979, when Charming Native scored at Windsor. Born in Taif, Saudi Arabia, in 1937, Abdulla has been one of the most successful owner-breeders in Europe in the past four decades and is the only current owner to have owned and bred the winners of all five British Classics - his winners being Investec Derby (1990 Quest For Fame, 1993 Commander In Chief), Investec Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse), 2000 Guineas (1980 Known Fact, 1986 Dancing Brave, 1993 Zafonic), 1000 Guineas (1999 Wince) and Ladbrokes St Leger (1991 Toulon). He has won most of the other major European races such as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Rainbow Quest (1985), Rail Link (2006) and the legendary Dancing Brave (1986), who was an unlucky loser in the Derby. Abdulla also races with great success in France and the United States, where under the Juddmonte Farms banner he won a first Triple Crown race in 2003 with Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes. In 2003 his greatest successes in Europe came with star sprinter Oasis Dream, winner of the July Cup at Newmarket and Nunthorpe Stakes at York and French Oaks heroine Nebraska Tornado, while American Post was triumphant in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium) at Longchamp and the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, helping Abdulla to become champion owner in both Britain and France, while he also finished third in the USA owners' championship that year. American Post went on to Classic success in the French 2,000 Guineas in 2004 and Polish Summer triumphed in the Dubai Sheema Classic the same year, while Intercontinental gave Abdulla a second Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf in 2005, following full-sister Banks Hill three years earlier. Abdulla's French-trained horses again led the way in 2006, with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Rail Link proving the highlight. In 2007, Juddmonte Farms bred 27 individual Group/Stakes winners of 33 races, including Zambezi Sun, who wore the famous Abdulla colours to victory in the Group One Grand Prix de Paris, while in 2008 Promising Lead took the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, Proportional won the Prix Marcel Boussac and African Rose took the Ladbrokes Sprint Cup. Midday, winner of the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and runner-up in the Oaks, added victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf last season, while Twice Over captured the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes. Special Duty was crowned champion two-year-old filly after her scintillating win in the Group One Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket while Spanish Moon was a Group One winner in France. Abdulla is an honorary Jockey Club member and his daughter was married to the late Prince Fahd Salman, owner of 1991 Derby victor Generous. He has enjoyed a magnificent 2010 so far, with Workforce capturing the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs, Special Duty gaining two Classics, Twice Over winning the Coral-Eclipse and Byword winning the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot plus Proviso taking two Grade Ones in America A second Blue Square Nassau Stakes was gained by Midday today. Previous Blue Square Nassau Stakes winners: 2010 Midday; 2009 Midday, 1997 Ryafan

Henry Cecil
Born in Aberdeen on January 11, 1943, Henry Cecil has achieved just about everything he could have dreamed of in a training career spanning almost 40 years. If Classic success is a measure of achievement on the Flat, the 10-time champion trainer is second to none among current trainers having won every domestic Classic at least twice and amassed a total of 23 in all. The Lord Howard de Walden-owned Slip Anchor, partnered by Steve Cauthen, brought Cecil the first of his four Derby triumphs in 1985 with an emphatic victory. Reference Point, also ridden by Cauthen, won the 1987 Investec Derby holding off the challenge of Most Welcome while Commander In Chief, Cecil's supposedly second string behind Tenby in the 1993 Investec Derby, and Oath in 1999 - partnered by Cecil's then stable jockey Kieren Fallon - provided his third and fourth successes. Cecil has also landed the Oaks eight times, the 2000 Guineas twice, the 1000 Guineas six times and the St Leger on four occasions. Having sent out 100 winners during the 1998 season, Cecil's yearly tally dropped every year until 2006, when his 25 victories included Passage Of Time's Group One success in the Criterium de Saint Cloud - the stable's first Group One success since Beat Hollow in the 2000 Grand Prix de Paris. His passion for the turf was nurtured by his stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, with whom a young Cecil served as assistant trainer between 1964 and 1968, before taking out his own licence to train in 1969. It was not long before he staked his claim among the ranks of the leading trainers with a victory by Wolver Hollow in the Eclipse Stakes of that year. On the retirement of Sir Noel Murless, father of his first wife Julie, in 1976, Cecil took over Warren Place Stables in Newmarket where he has remained. He won the Oaks for the eighth time in 2007 with Light Shift and has 126 horses in training in 2010. He almost captured a ninth Oaks in 2009 when Midday only found Sariska too good while the same filly went on to claim the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and also gave Cecil a first success at the Breeders' Cup when taking the Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. His other significant success in 2009 was provided by Twice Over, who landed the Group One Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket. Cecil has made a bright start to the 2010 campaign and had the first horse past the post in the StanJames.com 1000 Guineas, Jacqueline Quest, although she was demoted for causing interference to the runner-up Special Duty. He has now won the Blue Square Nassau Stakes seven times, thank's to Midday's game performance today. Midday became the third dual winner of the Blue Square Nassau Stakes and saddled Roussalka to be the first dual winner of the race. Blue Square Nassau Stakes Wins: 2010 Midday; 2009 Midday; 1993 Lyphard's Delta, 1987 Nom De Plume, 1979 Connaught Bridge, 1976 & 1975 Roussalka

Tom Queally
Tom Queally has come a long way since riding his first winner aboard the John Roche-trained Larifaari at Clonmel on April 13, 2000. Born on October 8, 1984, he was only 15 when enjoying that first success and was crowned Ireland’s champion apprentice the same season. From Dungarvan in County Waterford, where his father Declan combines farming with a small training operation, Tom was out hunting on his pony by the age of seven. After a spell showjumping, he was a leading figure on the pony racing circuit by the age of 13 and was apprenticed to trainer Pat Flynn two years later. But that apprenticeship was terminated when Queally’s parents insisted he finish his leaving certificate at school. At the end of a quiet 2002 season, when he was apprenticed to his father, he moved to Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle, winning the following year’s Group Three Ballysax Stakes on Balestrini. With the help of Barney Curley, he switched to Britain in 2004 and joined David Loder’s Newmarket stable, winning the British apprentices’ championship that year. He won the 2008 Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom aboard Lady Gloria and is now attached to Henry Cecil’s Warren Place stable. Since his move to Cecil’s yard, he has recorded significant victories on Midday, who finished runner-up in the 2009 Investec Oaks before going on to claim the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. Last season he also won the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket on Twice Over and two Group One sprints, partnering the Michael Bell-trained Art Connoisseur in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and Fleeting Spirit, trained by Jeremy Noseda, in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. Queally was narrowly denied a first Classic victory in this year’s StanJames.com 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 2, when he passed the post first on board the Henry Cecil-trained 66/1 chance Jacqueline Quest, only to be demoted to second by the stewards for causing interference to Special Duty. He rode Twice Over to victory in the Group One Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park earlier this month. He gained his second successive Blue Square Nassau Stakes on Midday today, but received a two-day ban for careless riding. Blue Square Nassau Stakes Wins: 2010 Midday; 2009 Midday



Third race place quotes -
Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group One)

NO DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ROUGET WITH BREEDERS’ CUP THE ULTIMATE TARGET

Stacelita ran well to be second to Midday in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes, with the star French filly going down by a length and a quarter in the Group One contest after at one point looking the likely winner before suffering interference from the winner close home.


Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget’s charge, who was sent off at 9/2, could meet her rival again before the season ends, with the Grade One Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Churchill Downs in November earmarked as her probable end of season target.


Rouget said of last season’s runaway Prix de Diane heroine: “I am not disappointed with that - it is obviously disappointing when you don’t win but not when you are beaten by a better horse. We are in a sport, after all.


“She is back to her best form. We started late to protect her for a summer and autumn campaign with the aim of the Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Turf.


“I like to give her four weeks between races so we will have to consider whether she goes to Deauville for the Prix Jean Romanet. There are two or three races she could go for during the rest of the season - it depends on her form - and we will also look at the Prix de l’Opera on Arc day at Longchamp.”

Saeed bin Suroor said of third-placed Antara (8/1): “She ran a big race, she is a very solid filly and always tries very hard.

“She always shows her class in the morning and the way she runs, she always looks a very good filly.


“There was a moment in the race when I thought she might close on the winner but she was just beaten by better fillies.


“We will keep her at the same distance but there are no plans at the moment - we will find a nice race for her.”



Fourth race win quotes -
bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup

DANDY IS THE MAN AGAIN

Even And Odds stormed to a neck victory in the Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup under 5lb claimer Billy Cray to give “sprint king” Dandy Nicholls a third victory in the six-furlong heritage handicap.

Nicholls, who partnered Soba to victory as a rider in (1982), sent out Tayseer (2000) and Gift Horse (2005) to triumph was delighted with the Dab Hand Racing-owned 20/1 shot.


The North Yorkshire trainer said: “I am very pleased for Billy - every day he works hard. I am not so sure that there are many plans with a horse rated what he is. He has to go for the Ayr Gold Cup now and I am sure that he will acquit himself well.

“I have never had any doubts about Billy but he’s not as good as I was!

“Dab Hand Racing claimed The Tatling off me and sent him to Milton Bradley and they won a Group One race, so there you go, and Regal Parade is another lovely horse for them.


“Evens And Odds weaves, worries and wanders but Kevin Ryan thought he would win the Dewhurst with him as a two-year-old.”

Cray has been with Nicholls since the start of the season. The apprentice decided to try his luck as a jockey after watching the sport on TV and joined the British Racing School in Newmarket aged 16 despite having never sat on a horse. An initial spell with Dominic Ffrench Davis was followed by six months with Alan Berry.

Cray, who was partnering his 41st career winner, said: “Dominic got me going and it was him who advised me to move to a bigger yard.

“I didn’t ever think about us winning, I just kept riding. I knew mine would stay further so I just kept going and hoped I’d get him (Jonny Mudball).

“The plan was to follow Prime Exhibit, who is in the same colours, and take it up there earlier. This lad gets a bit further so I just tried to miss a couple of lengths early on.

“Its brilliant to win this race. It’s the biggest win of my career by a long way and it’s good to ride for Dandy because he gets all of the sprinters up there and they always run well at the big meetings.”


Fourth race placed quotes
Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup

SOCCER ACE WOODGATE THRILLED WITH MUDBALL


Premiership footballer Jonathan Woodgate was at Glorious Goodwood today rejoicing in a cracking effort by his horse, Jonny Mudball, in the Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup.


One runner often gets away from the field only to be reeled in on the line in sprint handicaps, and that was Jonny Mudball’s fate as he went down by a neck to Evens And Odds. The runner-up, who is trained in Cheshire by Tom Dascombe, beat the third horse, Prohibit, by a length and a quarter.


Woodgate, who was nicknamed Jonny Mudball by friends in his home town of Middlesborough, said: “I’m over the moon and Tom’s done a great job with him. The horse suffered an injury and didn’t run as a two-year-old, but Tom was patient and it’s come right. My whole family are really pleased.


“This is something different, and when your horse runs as well as this you’re so pleased. I’ve got two horses with Tom and one with Chris Grant - you never know, one day I may increase the string but I’m happy with what I’ve got.”

Dascombe was pleased, but the 9lb rise in his horse’s handicap mark may have cost him victory. Dascombe said: “It killed him. Off 97 or 99 he would have been alright, and the irritating thing is he’ll go up again for finishing second, but he’s run a great race and the owner is happy. Our other horse, Noverre To Go, has run a blinder too [finishing fifth], although the ground has probably gone against him because he needs it very fast.


“I just wonder whether handicaps are going to be too tough for him [Jonny Mudball] now, and it may sound stupid but we may have to think about Listed races.”

The Robert Cowell-trained Prohibit finished third, and assistant trainer Greg Chung said: “We’re thrilled to bits. The horse has done nothing wrong all year yet has won just one race at Kempton. He’s travelled supremely well in the race once again and keeps knocking at the door - he deserves to win one.


“We chose draw 12 because it was the highest of the draws that were left, and ideally we would have been a little higher, but the winner’s come from the middle so no complaints and Eddie [Ahern] gave him a fine ride.


“The horse has been relatively busy up to now so I wouldn’t be surprised if Robert sits back and has a little think before planning his next run.”


Fifth race placed quotes
Mobile Betting At iphone.bluesq.com EBF Maiden

PAUSANIAS LIVES UP TO HYPE FOR SIR ALEX


Sir Alex Ferguson and joint-owner Sotirios Hassiakos were on the runaway Richard Hannon bandwagon today when their Pausanias won on his racecourse debut.


Pausanias became winner number eight of the week for Hannon and stable jockey Richard Hughes, and their sixth success with a juvenile. He came into the race backed by a welter of interest, partly because he had worked nicely at Hannon’s press day recently, and also because his joint-owner is manager of Manchester United.


Hannon said: “It isn’t the easiest track in the world to introduce a big, young horse, but Richard [his son] and I were both keen to run so we let him take his chance. He should stay a mile in time, but we started him off in this contest over seven furlongs in part because we had other horses in the two-year-old races earlier this week.


“He’s a big horse but he has a lot of speed. He’ll have a month off now and we’ll think about something later this season.”

Sir Alex was not at Goodwood, but Hassiakos said: “I’m very pleased and happy for Richard, who is having such a wonderful season. I have horses in partnership with Sir Alex, but this is the first we have had with Richard.


“He is named after a Greek historian who lived in 400 BC, and I wanted to give him a bit of fame.”

Hughes said: “He’s a smashing horse and I knew he had an engine from riding him work, but when you look at him in the paddock you’d think he can’t win because he’s so big. He’s still weak, and I didn’t think we’d get away with running him here with all the undulations, but he trapped beautifully and I gave him one tap and he did it so well. He’s very talented and, although we didn’t mind if he was beaten, it’s great to win.”

Captain Bertie and Michael Hills threw down the gauntlet to the winner but went down by a neck.

Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, Barry, said: “He ran a very good race and the winner had the rail, which is a big advantage, but he is probably very good. He has done nothing wrong and we will look to find another maiden for him.”


Sixth race win quotes -
Playpoker At gcasino.com Nursery

NINE IS THE NUMBER AS HANNON AND HUGHES SET NEW RECORDS

Richard Hughes and Richard Hannon completed a sensational week at Glorious Goodwood with a ninth victory together in the Playpoker At gcasino.com Nursery, a victory that saw both jockey and trainer set new records for the number of wins at the meeting.


Hughes’ nine victories took the RUK Leading Rider Awards, eclipsing the previous record of eight wins at the meeting set by Lester Piggott in 1962 and subsequently equalled by Kieren Fallon (1998) and Johnny Murtagh (2008).


Hannon’s total smashes by three the previous leading tally by a trainer at Glorious Goodwood, Sir Michael Stoute having set the mark at six in 1989.

Hughes came with his customary last-gasp effort to clinch victory in the final strides aboard Eucharist.


The Julie Wood-owned filly, sent off the 100/30 favourite, defeated runner-up Majestic Myles by a neck.


Hannon said: “We’ve had good weeks at Royal Ascot and Newmarket’s July Meeting and now at Goodwood. We’ve got plenty more coming. I’ve never had a week like this, certainly not at Goodwood.


“Hughesie is just riding out of his skin. He gave me another heart attack there but things usually come right.


“He spends plenty of time on the bench too. He lost a fortnight this year and but for those suspensions he’d be right there.

“It was my idea he took a week off. I said to him if he got more bans they would add up and he might miss days at Goodwood.”

Hughes, who was dashing off to ride at Lingfield, said: “It’s unbelievable and it’s all thanks to the lads in the Hannon yard who make it all possible for me.

“The filly just got a bad run but Jimmy Quinn looked after me. I bounced off him but she came and won it nicely. It’s easy when you’re on a steering job like that.


“It’s been a pleasure. Goodwood has been absolutely fantastic.”


Seventh race winner’s quotes
Bluesq.com Supporting Marie Curie Apprentice Handicap



BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR BUTLER AND FAHY


Elliptical’s victory in the apprentices’ handicap, the final race of the year at Glorious Goodwood, put trainer Gerard Butler and jockey John Fahy on the meeting’s scoresheet.


Acknowledging Richard Hannon’s phenomenal week, Butler said: “Thank God Richard didn’t have a runner in the race!”

He added: “He ran so poorly at York earlier this year that I gave him a nice break, and he ran much better at Kempton recently over a mile and a quarter. This trip [nine furlongs] is on the short side for him now, but they went a good early gallop which they normally do in this race. We’ve won it in the past with a horse that stayed a mile and a half. We’ve had this race on the radar for quite a while.”

Butler was clearly delighted to get another Glorious Goodwood victory alongside his name, and said: “It’s great to have a winner because it’s such a tough, tough week. More people leave without a winner than those who achieve one, and this has been Richard Hannon’s meeting which meant there was even less to go round.”


Fahy said: “It’s great because the trainer told me to ride him how I wanted, and although he jumped out the stalls quite awkwardly he picked up and outstayed them.”


GROUND CONDITIONS AT 10AM

After four millimetres of rain up to 10am this morning, there is a slight change to the going.


Straight course: GOOD
Round course: GOOD TO FIRM, GOOD IN PLACES
GoingStick readings at 10am
(Overall): 8.1
(Round Course): 8.5
(Straight Course - Stands’ side): 7.5
(Straight Course - Centre): 7.5
(Straight Course - Far side): 7.7
Top bend and back straight watered - 10 millimetres applied

Seamus Buckley, Clerk of the Course, said: “With the forecast precipitation overnight, I didn’t want rain falling on firm ground, so the decision was taken to water the top bend after racing. That allowed the rain to absorb into the turf.

“The GoingStick reading overall is 8.1, so we are heading into the final day on very nice ground. I am delighted with the way the course has stood up to racing and the credit for that goes to the groundstaff who have worked hard to give us a wonderful surface.


“The rain is moving away and we are forecast to have a fine afternoon with temperatures of around 22 or 23 degrees Celcius.”


BLUE SQUARE FEARS RILEYSKEEPINGFAITH
This year marks the fourth occasion that the bookmaker Blue Square has sponsored the bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup (3.40pm) and the Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes (3.05pm).


The bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup over six furlongs is one of the season’s biggest betting heats and Alan Alger, Blue Square’s on-course representative, reports sustained interest in jockey-of-the-moment Richard Hughes’ mount, Rileyskeepingfaith.


The Mick Channon-trained four-year-old missed all of 2009 but has returned with some smart efforts this term, including when splitting Blue Square’s current 8/1 joint-favourite Genki and Castles In The Air (22/1) at Haydock last time.

Alger reported: “Rilesykeepingfaith has been well backed all week. When the five-day declarations were made he was a 20/1 chance and that quickly shortened to 16/1. There was heavy support for the horse yesterday afternoon that saw him shorten further and he is now a 12/1 chance.


“It could be that we may not see much more for the horse now that the price has gone but we already have our liabilities, so I think I can safely say that Rileyskeepingfaith would be the worst result for us.


“Dandy Nicholls’ Evens And Odds was tipped by Pricewise and he is now 25/1 from 33/1 but that price will only go south.”

Midday is bidding for a repeat victory in the Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes and Alger reports interest in the Henry Cecil-trained filly as well as in one of the two French raiders, Rosanara, who refused to board a plane to Ireland for the Irish Oaks earlier this month.

He said: “We had Rosanara as 3/1 joint-favourite with a run after she failed to make the race in Ireland. She then drifted out to 9/2 but was backed into 4/1 yesterday.


“Midday was 9/4 and is in to 2/1 this morning. Some firms went 7/4 but then Barry Dennis put her up as his Bismarck on The Morning Line and she drifted out a little bit. I expect she will be around a 2/1 chance.


“We haven’t seen any money for the other French filly, Stacelita.”


bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup facts & figure

- The Stewards’ Cup was first run in 1834 over a distance of a mile and a half.

- In a bid to attract a larger entry, the race was staged over its familiar distance of six furlongs for the first time on July 31, 1840, when 20 runners went to post. The race was won by Epirus.


- That 1840 contest was worth £300, whereas today the bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup carries prize money of £100,000.


- Since 1946, the winning margin has been a short-head on 10 occasions, a head eight times and a neck 11 times. In 2008, for the first time a new distance - a nose - could be utilised in a close finish.


- There has been one dead-heat in the Stewards’ Cup. The 1914 running went to both Golden Sun and Lord Annandale, the previous year’s winner.

- The biggest winning margin in the post World War II period came in 1987 when the Peter Calver-trained Madraco won by four lengths.


- Madraco returned at 50/1, making him one of three horses since 1946 to have triumphed at such mammoth odds. The other two were Ahonoora (1978), who subsequently sired the 1992 Derby winner Dr Devious, and Ashurst Wonder (1954).


- The shortest-priced winner since 1945 has been Patavellian who was returned as the 4/1 second favourite in 2003.


- The first German-bred winner of the Stewards’ Cup (pre-dating a French-bred victory on English soil by three years) was Count Hahn’s Turnus, who triumphed in 1850. He defied a penalty to add the Chesterfield Cup at the meeting two days later.


- With three wins apiece, Willie Carson, Paul Cook and Richard Hughes are the most successful jockeys in the post-war period. Richard Hughes has a chance to go clear today as he rides the well-backed Rileyskeepingfaith, while the other two riders have retired.


- There have been three dual winners in the history of the Stewards’ Cup. Marvel scored in 1890 and 1892, while Lord Annandale triumphed in 1913 and shared the spoils in a dead-heat the following year with Golden Sun. Sky Diver was victorious in 1967 and 1968. Genki attempts the feat today.


- Lochsong’s awesome victory in 1992 was the first in a hat-trick of major sprint handicap successes that season as the future Group One heroine added the Portland Handicap and Ayr Gold Cup on her next two starts.


- King’s Signet (1993) and Petong (1984) carried the highest weight to victory in the post World War II period - 9st 10lb.


- At the other end of the scale, the three-year-old Psalmsinger carried a featherweight 5st 4lb when triumphant in 1845. The minimum weight is now 7st 12lb.

- The bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup has a maximum limit of 28 runners these days but that has not always been the case and in 1861 Croagh Patrick defeated 44 rivals to take the famous sprint.
- Only 12 lined up in 1842 when Lady Adela took the spoils and that is the smallest field in the race’s history.


- The Stewards’ Cup was transferred to Newmarket from 1915 to 1917 and not run at all in 1918 during the First World War. There was also no race in 1940 during the second World War although a substitute, the Stewards’ Handicap, was staged at Newmarket in 1941 and won by Valthema, with Windso playing host from 1942 to 1945.


- Epirus was a six-year-old when winning in 1840 and 11 other winners have been that age. Four-year-olds have been most successful with 67 wins, while three-year-olds have taken the prize on 51 occasions.


- The John White-trained eight-year-old Shikari’s Son became the oldest winner in 1995, taking the distinction from Epaulet, who was seven when triumphing in 1958.


- Since starting stalls were first used in 1966, the luckiest draws have been stalls 11 and 19, with four winners coming from each.


- No winner has come from stalls 2, 3, 4, 7, 13, 17, 23, 24 and 26.


- Dermot Weld saddled Red Alert to success in 1974, the only Irish-trained winner of the Stewards’ Cup since the war.


- Dandy Nicholls rode the brilliant mare Soba to victory in 1982 and as a trainer he has tasted success twice with Tayseer (2000) and Gift Horse (2005). He saddles three runners in today’s renewal - Evens And Odds, Sonny Red and Striking Spirit.


- Sweetsauce won the six-furlong Stewards’ Cup at 20/1 in 1860 and just two days later was victorious in the Goodwood Cup over a stamina-sapping two miles and five furlongs.


- Probably the most popular winner of the Stewards’ Cup was Tudor Monarch, who carried the pink and chocolate colours of Sir Winston Churchill when ridden to victory by Geoff Lewis in 1959

- In 1883, the previous year’s Oaks winner, Geheimniss, was pipped at the post by the fast-finishing Hornpipe.


- Spillers was the first commercial sponsor of the Stewards’ Cup from 1970 to 1980. The 1981 renewal was backed by the tote and then William Hill sponsored between 1982 and and 1992. Vodafone supported the race from 1993 to 2006, initially under the Vodac banner. Blue Square, the current sponsor, took over in 2007.


- The Stewards’ Cup used to be run on the first day of Glorious Goodwood, the Tuesday, switching to the Saturday, the final day, under Vodafone’s sponsorship in 1993.


- Owners and trainers chose the stall position for their horses for the first time in 1999 - a tradition that carries on.

- The 1998 Stewards’ Cup saw the launch of the tote trifecta bet.




Blue Square Nassau Stakes Facts & Figures

- In 2006, Ouija Board defeated the previous year’s victor Alexander Goldrun in one of the most thrilling races ever seen. In doing so, the five-year-old joined the 1992 heroine Ruby Tiger as the joint-oldest winner of the Nassau Stakes.


- The race was opened to older horses in 1975 when the three-year-old Roussalka kept the prize for the younger generation. However, she returned the following year to become the first triumphant four-year-old.


- Ruby Tiger (1991 & 1992) and Roussalka (1975 & 1976) are the only horses to have won the race twice. Midday will attempt to join them today.


- Three-year-olds still dominate the race, with the older generation enjoying only seven successes in the last 35 renewals.


- In 2008, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Halfway To Heaven became only the fourth Irish-trained winner since the Second World War, the others being the O’Brien-trained Peeping Fawn in 2008 and the Jim Bolger-trained pair of Alexander Goldrun three years earlier and Park Express in 1986.


- Trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who has won the race a record seven times in total, and jockey Kieren Fallon, teamed up to notch a Nassau Stakes hat-trick between 2002 and 2004 with victories for Islington, Russian Rhythm and Favourable Terms. Sir Michael’s other winners have been Hawajiss (1994), Kartajana (1990), Optimistic Lass (1984) and Triple First (1977).


- Henry Cecil will bid to match that total with Midday today although Stoute will be looking to extend his tally with Strawberrydaiquiri. Midday gave Cecil his sixth success last year and the trainer’s other wins came with Roussalka (1975 & 1976), Connaught Bridge (1979), Nom De Plume (1987) and Lyphard’s Delta (1993).


- Fair Winter scored by six lengths in 1967 but that distance was bettered by the brilliant Ruby Tiger who registered the widest winning margin since the Second World War when defeating Shamshir by seven lengths in 1991.


- The legendary Lester Piggott is the winning-most rider, having enjoyed five victories in the Nassau Stakes, with the first of those being Aunt Edith in 1965. He was on top Roussalka for both of her triumphs and the second of those was the rider’s final success in the race.


- US Hall Of Famer Gary Stevens, who enjoyed wider acclaim on the silver screen as George Woolf in the film Seabiscuit, rode Godolphin’s Zahrat Dubai to success in 1999.


- The great fillies La Fleche (1892), Sceptre (1902) and Pretty Polly (1904) each won the Nassau Stakes en route to completing the Fillies’ Triple Crown in the St Leger, having earlier won the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks.


- The Nassau Stakes was upgraded from Group Two to Group One status for the 1999 renewal.


- Since the resumption of racing following the war in 1946, the smallest field saw only three runners go to post in1952 when the race was won by Hortentia.


- The largest field size has been 11, with that number competing in 1981, 1982, 1985 and 2005.


- There have been four short-head winners since 1945, Hortentia (1952), Lucyrowe (1969), Favourable Terms (2004) and Ouija Board (2006).


- The longest-priced winner of the Nassau Stakes has been Crespinall, who landed the odds at 25/1 for trainer Richard Hannon in 1972.


- The great Pretty Polly was a prohibitive 1/33 favourite when winning the race in 1904. The shortest-priced winner since 1946 has been Lucyrowe, who was sent off the 1/2 favourite but only prevailed by a short-head under Frankie Durr in 1969.


- Park Express, successful for trainer Jim Bolger in 1986, is the dam of the 2008 Derby winner New Approach, who was also trained by the Coolcullen handler.


- In the last 16 renewals, 10 favourites or joint-favourites have been successful, the latest being Peeping Fawn in 2007 who scored as the clear 2/1 favourite.


- Wayward Belle won the 1946 Nassau Stakes as the 11/8 favourite and a further 23 market leaders have triumphed since that time.




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GIBBONS’ TWO-DAY SUSPENSION

Jockey Graham Gibbons has been suspended for two days following his ride on Astrophysical Jet in Thursday’s Audi King George Stakes.


Gibbons, who finished third on the filly, was found guilty of careless riding and referred to the British Horseracing Authority having accumulated a total of 21 days’ in suspensions during the past six months. However, Gibbons had already been referred there by Wolverhampton’s stewards three days earlier.


Having been given that information Goodwood’s stewards interviewed Gibbons today, heard his evidence, and then suspended him for two days on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August.



FIRST RACE RESULT

1.55pm PLAY BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT BINGO AT Meccabingo.com HANDICAP
Class 3, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 70 & below), 1m 3f. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after July 24, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,462; 2nd: £3,732; 3rd: £1,866; 4th: £934; 5th: £466; 6th: £234

1) ROXY FLYER (IRE) (Mrs & Mrs F Cotton, Mrs S Conway) Amanda Perrett 3-8-11 Jimmy Quinn [10] 16/1
2) SHIMMERING MOMENT (USA) (Mogeely Stud & Maura Gittins) Henry Cecil 3-9-00 Tom Queally [7] 12/1
3) DROMORE (IRE) (I G Burbidge) Andrew Balding 3-8-06 David Probert [9] 12/1
4) AVERROES (IRE) (H E Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Clive Cox 3-9-02 John Fahy (5) [8] 8/1
5) WADNAAN (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [6]
6) MEGLIO ANCORA (Anthony Boswood) Jonny Portman 3-8-06 Alan Munro [11]
7) ROCK N ROLL RANSOM (Castle Down Racing) Luca Cumani 3-9-05 Kieren Fallon [3] 4/1 Fav
8) STREET ENTERTAINER (IRE) (George Materna) Amanda Perrett 3-8-01 Martin Lane (3) [2]
9) VALIANT KNIGHT (FR) (Sue Brendish) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [4]
10) IF I WERE A BOY (IRE) (R F Haynes) Dominic Ffrench Davis 3-8-06 James Doyle [16]
11) FINEST RESERVE (IRE) (Mrs E F Clarke) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Ryan Moore [15]
12) LOVERS CAUSEWAY (USA) (Crone Studs Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Greg Fairley [5]
13) EBONY BOOM (IRE) (PKD Partnership) Gary Moore 3-8-08 Eddie Ahern [13]
14) KENSEI (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Ralph Beckett 3-8-10 Richard Kingscote [1]
15) MONKTON VALE (IRE) (B Plows, P M Watson, J Owen) Richard Fahey 3-8-07 Paul Hanagan [14]
16) CITY VAULTS GIRL (IRE) (City Vaults Racing) Richard Fahey 3-8-04 Andrea Atzen’i [12]

16 ran
Time: 2m 24.97s Distances: 1, 1¾, 1½, ¾, 1¼, hd, 3½, 3¼, 2, nk, ¾, 1, 1½, 6, 23
Breeder: Narvick International Breeding: b f Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Dyna Flyer (USA) (Marquetry (USA))
Tote Win: £21.20 Places: £3.30; £2.50; £3.40; £2.50 Exacta: £184.20

Winning Trainer:- Name: Perrett, Amanda Born: December 31, 1969 Based: Coombelands Stables, Pulborough, West Sussex Background: Daughter of dual British champion trainer Guy Harwood, Perrett was a successful amateur jockey, riding 54 winners on the flat and 40 over jumps (in point-to-points). In 1995, she married Mark Perrett, a former jockey who, having begun his career as apprentice to Harwood, went on to become one of the country's top riders over jumps, winning both the Welsh and Scottish Grand National. Amanda took over the license to train at Coombelands Racing Stables in Pulborough, West Sussex, from her father in 1996, with her husband acting as her assistant. First Group 1 Win: Prix du Moulin (2000 Indian Lodge) Other Big Race Wins: Prix de la Foret (2000 Indian Lodge); Oak Tree Stakes (2002 Desert Alchemy); Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman); Gordon Richards Stakes (2005 Weightless); Diadem Stakes (2005 Baron’s Pit); Lupe Stakes (2006 Soft Centre (dht Rising Cross)), Henry II Stakes (2006 Tungsten Strike), Sagaro Stakes (2007 Tungsten Strike) Royal Ascot Wins (1): King George V Handicap (2000 Give The Slip) First Goodwood win: Transom (Mortar Mill Handicap, June 12, 1997) Total Goodwood wins: 44 (6 at Festival Meeting) Horses in Training (2001-10): 99; 104; 100; 120; 109; 104; 85; 59; 70; 59; Winners (1996-2009): 1; 8; 11; 18; 27; 37; 60; 55; 52; 42; 32; 33; 30; 26; Wins in 2010: 19

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, James Anthony. Date of birth: May 20, 1967 Apprenticeship: Apprentice school in Ireland. Served with John Oxx for a year, and Pat Rohan between 1984-87 First winner: Tarleton (Ayr, March 25, 1984) Major wins include: totesport Mile (2007 Third Set), Dee Stakes (2004 African Dream), Lincoln Handicap (1992 High Low), Ladbrokes Portland Handicap (2006 Fantasy Believer), Tote International (2003 New Seeker) First Goodwood win: USA Dollar (Longley Construction H’cap, June 29, 1990) Goodwood winners: 36 (7 at Festival Meeting) Wins (1987-2009): 14, 23, 19, 31, 32, 48, 73, 43, 56, 73, 61, 58, 77, 35, 31, 101, 49, 72, 80, 47, 54, 57; 84 Wins in 2010: 51



SECOND RACE RESULT
2.30pm Bluesq.com “FOR 5 PLACES IN STEWARDS CUP” STAKES
Class 1, Listed Race, £50,000 guaranteed. For 3yo which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race, 1m. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: after November 1, 2009, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group 3 race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £28,385; 2nd: £10,760; 3rd: £5,385; 4th: £2,685; 5th: £1,345; 6th: £675

1) CRITICAL MOMENT (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-9-00 Michael Hills [9] 7/2
2) DESERT MYTH (USA) (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [8] 3/1 Fav
3) FIELD OF DREAM (Exors of Liam Cashman & Allevamento Dei Sette) Luca Cumani 3-9-04 Kieren Fallon [10] 7/1
4) LONG LASHES (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-09 Frankie Dettori [11]
5) FREEFORADAY (USA) (Inside Track Racing Club) John Best 3-9-00 Steve Drowne [7]
6) SAN CASSIANO (IRE) (Peter Savill) Ruth Carr 3-9-00 Seb Sanders [3]
7) MONT AGEL (John Pearce) Michael Bell 3-9-00 Tom Queally [1]
8) TREADWELL (IRE) (Cath Walwyn & A Taylor) Jamie Osborne 3-9-00 Fergus Sweeney [5]
9) QUARREL (USA) (St Albans Bloodstock LLP) William Haggas 3-9-00 Paul Hanagan [2]
10) RUM KING (USA) (Sir David Seale) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [6]

10 ran Non-Runner: Sea Lord (Self Certificate, Stiff)
Time: 1m 38.16s Distances: hd, 3¼, sh, nk, 4½, 1, ¾, 7, 1
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc Breeding: b c Aptitude (USA) - Rouwaki (USA) (Miswaki (USA))
Tote Win: £4.60 Places: £1.80; £1.70; £2.40 Exacta: £13.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37; Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years British Classic wins (5):1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1994 Moonax) Irish Classic Wins (5): Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas) French Classic Wins (1): Prix Royal-Oak (1994 Moonax) Other major wins: Betfred Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause, 2007 Red Clubs), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home, 2003 Haadhd), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1995 Royal Applause, 2007 Dark Angel), Cheveley Park Stakes (1983 Desirable), Falmouth Stakes (1976 Duboff), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor, 2005 La Cucaracha), Sun Chariot Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2006 Spinning Queen); Sussex Stakes (1990 Distant Relative), Juddmonte International (1978 Hawaiian Sound, 1984 Cormorant Wood), Yorkshire Oaks (1974 Dibidale), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Lockinge Stakes (1984 Cormorant Wood (DH)), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1986 Sure Blade), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1972 & 1973 Rheingold), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Prix de l’Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix Ganay (1973 Rheingold), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1990 Distant Relative), Pretty Polly Stakes (2000 Lady Upstage), Matron Stakes (1987 Pixie Erin), National Stakes (1978 Tap On Wood) Royal Ascot Wins: 25 Major Royal Ascot Wins: Kings Stand Stakes (2010 Equiano), Hardwicke Stakes (1973 Rheingold), Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), St James’s Palace Stakes (1986 Sure Blade), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1997 Royal Applause), King Edward VII Stakes (2001 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (2005 Maids Causeway), Coventry Stakes (2005 Red Clubs), Jersey Stakes (1982 Merlins Charm), 2009 Ouqba) First Goodwood Winner: Fred Babu, First Day Supplementary Plate, September 15, 1969 Total Goodwood Wins: 95 (51 at Festival meeting) Horses in training (1984-2010): 107, 125, 139, 131, 140, 152, 175, 159, 129, n/a, 113, 120, 130, 137, 145, 150, 148, 160, 167, 168, 186, 148, 163, 153, 158; 148; 146; Wins in a season (1987-2009): 96: 93: 73: 113: 99: 63: 39: 44: 73: 84: 80: 78: 109: 72: 106: 91: 107: 82: 101; 103; 91; 70; 88; Wins in 2010: 45

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Duke Of York Stakes (2006 Steenburg), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Greenham Stakes (2006 Red Clubs), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause, 2007 Red Clubs), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Lowther Stakes (2006 Silk Blossom), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Shelbourne Hotels Goffs 500 (2006 Silk Blossom), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2006 Spinning Queen), Duke of York Stakes (2010 Equiano) Other details: champion apprentice 1983 Royal Ascot wins: 16 First Royal Ascot win: King Edward VII Stakes (June 15, 1993 Beneficial) Major Royal Ascot wins: King’s Stand Stakes (2010 Equiano), Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Queen Anne Stakes (1995 Nicolotte), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1996 First Island), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), King Edward VII Stakes (1993 Beneficial, 2001 Storming Home), Ribblesdale Stakes (2006 Mont Etoile) First Goodwood win: Rose Du Soir (Colmans of Norwich Liebfraumilch Handicap, September 10, 1982) Goodwood winners: 78 (33 at July Meeting) Wins (1990-2009): 61, 65, 91, 86, 89, 74, 80, 84, 61, 94, 73, 58, 66, 58, 66, 56, 69, 48, 45, 57 Wins in 2010: 32


THIRD RACE RESULT - 3.05pm BLUE SQUARE NASSAU STAKES
Class 1, Group 1, £215,200 guaranteed. For 3yo+ fillies & mares, 1m 1f 192yds. Weights: 3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 10lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £122,169.04; 2nd: £46,311.04; 3rd: £23,177.04; 4th: £11,556.24; 5th: £5,788.88; 6th: £2,905.20

1) MIDDAY (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 4-9-06 Tom Queally [2] 15/8 Fav
2) STACELITA (FR) (Martin Schwartz, Dream With Me Stable Inc) Jean-Claude Rouget FR 4-9-06 Christophe Soumillon [7] 9/2
3) ANTARA (GER) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-06 Frankie Dettori [6]
4) STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI (Renata Jacobs) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-06 Ryan Moore [3]
5) CONTREDANSE (IRE) (S Stuckey) Luca Cumani 3-8-10 Kieren Fallon [4]
6) BARSHIBA (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 6-9-06 Hayley Turner [1]
7) ROSANARA (FR) (H H Aga Khan) Alain de Royer-Dupre FR 3-8-10 Gerald Mosse [5]

7 ran
Time: 2m 07.25s Distances: 1¼, 1, ¾, 2¼, ¾, 3
Breeder: Juudmonte Farms Ltd Breeding: b f Oasis Dream - Midsummer (Kingmambo (USA))
Tote Win: £3.10 Places: £1.70; £2.20 Exacta: £8.60

Midday win the Group 1 Blue Square Nassau Stakes for the second year in succession, and become the third dual winner following Ruby Tiger (1991 and 1992), Roussalka (1975 and 1976). It is also a seventh Blue Square Nassu Stakes success for trainer Henry Cecil.

Winning trainer:-Name: Cecil, Henry Richard Amherst Born: January 11, 1943, Aberdeen Scotland Trains at Warren Place Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1969 First winner: Celestial Cloud (Ripon, May 17, 1969) Previous Occupation: Assistant to stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort British Classic wins: (24) 1000 Guineas (1979 One In A Million, 1981 Fairy Footsteps, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1996 Bosra Sham, 1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), 2000 Guineas (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow), Vodafone Derby (1985 Slip Anchor, 1987 Reference Point, 1993 Commander In Chief, 1999 Oath), Vodafone Oaks (1985 Oh So Sharp, 1988 Diminuendo, 1989 Snow Bride, 1996 Lady Carla, 1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2000 Love Divine, 2007 Light Shift), St Leger (1980 Light Cavalry, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Reference Point, 1989 Michelozzo) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1979 and 1980 Le Moss, 1981 and 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Canadian International (1998 Royal Anthem), Champion Stakes (1988 Indian Skimmer, 1996 Bosra Sham, 2009 Twice Over), Coral-Eclipse (1969 Wolver Hollow, 1976 Wollow, 1978 Gunner B, 2010 Twice Over), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Dewhurst Stakes (1975 Wollow, 1982 Diesis), Falmouth Stakes (1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom), Fillies’ Mile (1978 Formulate, 1984 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Diminuendo, 1988 Tessla, 1995 Bosra Sham, 1996 Reams Of Verse), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1988 Diminuendo d.h., 1999 Ramruma, 1989 Alydaress), Irish Derby (1989 Old Vic, 1993 Commander In Chief), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1973 Cloonagh), Juddmonte International (1976 Wollow, 1999 Royal Anthem), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1987 Reference Point, 1990 Belmez, 1994 King’s Theatre), Middle Park Stakes (1981 Cajun, 1982 Diesis), Prix Royal-Oak (1981 Ardross, 1986 El Cuite), Prix du Jockey-Club (1989 Old Vic), Prix de Diane (1987 Indian Skimmer, 1990 Rafha), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1979 Kris), Racing Post Trophy (1969 Approval, 1975 Take Your Place, 1979 Hello Gorgeous, 1982 Dunbeath, 1984 Lanfranco, 1986 Reference Point, 1989 Be My Chief, 1990 Peter Davies, 1992 Armiger, 1993 King’s Theatre), Sussex Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 1979 Kris, 1994 Distant View, 1997 Ali-Royal), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Yorkshire Oaks (1979 Connaught Bridge, 1988 Diminuendo, 1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruna), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (1975 & 1976 Roussalka, 1979 Connaught Bridge, 1987 Nom De Plume, 1993 Lyphard’s Delta, 2009 & 2010 Midday) Royal Ascot wins: 72 First Royal Ascot winner: Queen Alexandra Stakes (1970 Parthenon). Major Royal Ascot winners: St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian, 1998 Dr Fong), Gold Cup (1979 & 1980 Le Moss, 1981 & 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1977 Lucky Wednesday, 1978 Gunner B, 1992 Perpendicular, 1993 Placerville, 1997 Bosra Sham), Queen Anne Stakes (1981 Belmont Bay, 1982 Mr Fluorocarbon, 1983 Valiyar, 1984 Trojan Fen) Other details: Champion trainer 10 times (1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993)First Goodwood winner: Rohays (Wills Embassy Mile, August 30, 1969) Total Goodwood wins: 158 (66 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1969-2010): 41; 62; 80; 89; 76; 90; 84; 80; 113; 101; 115; 134; 139; 145; 154; 152; 162; 169; 181; 177; 172; 174 ; 163; 165; 164; 208; 176; 186; 188; 191; 169; 157; 122; 83; 73; 56; 55; 78; 108; 115; Wins in a season (1984-2009): 108: 132: 115: 180: 112: 117 : 111: 119: 109: 94: 76: 83: 113: 78: 100: 65: 62: 48: 30: 25: 21: 12; 25; 45; 50; 63; Wins in 2010: 35

Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Born: October 8, 1984 Background: Son of Declan, who trains a small string in County Waterford. A former pony racing champion, who was champion apprentice in Ireland in 2000 with 28 wins - Devon trainer Tony Newcombe helped bring him to Britain while apprenticed in Ireland to Pat Flynn. First Winner: Larifaari (Nenagh Handicap, Clonmel, April 13, 2000 - on 4th racecourse ride) Big Race Wins: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 Twice Over), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Dubai Airport World Trophy (2006 Dixie Belle), Empress Stakes (2005 Dixie Belle), totesport Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes (2004 Illustrious Miss), Rathbarry Stud’s Barathea Finale Stakes (2006 Frank Sonata), Star Stakes (2004 Queen Of Poland), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2008 Lady Gloria), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2009 & 2010 Midday), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009 Midday), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2010 Manifest), totesport Lingfield Derby Trial (2010 Bullet Train), Coral-Eclipse (2010 Twice Over), Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes (2010 Sans Frontieres), Betfair Cup (2010 Lord Shanakill) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2009 Art Connoisseur), Sandringham Handicap (2010 Timepiece) First Goodwood Winner: Tromp, Kanagawa Stakes, April 30, 2005 Total Goodwood Wins: 20 (4 at Festival meeting) Wins 2003-2009: 1; 66*, 43 (*Champion Apprentice), 59; 66; 62; 109; Wins In 2010: 62


FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.40pm Bluesq.com STEWARDS’ CUP (HERITAGE HANDICAP)
Class 2, £100,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 6f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 26, a winner 3lb; a winner of 2 races 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £62,310; 2nd: £18,660; 3rd: £9,330; 4th: £4,670; 5th: £2,330; 6th: £1,170

1) EVENS AND ODDS (IRE) (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 6-8-11 Billy Cray (5) [18] 20/1
2) JONNY MUDBALL (Woodgate Family) Tom Dascombe t4-9-02 Seb Sanders [19] 14/1
3) PROHIBIT (Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Morley, Mrs Penney) Richard Cowell p5-9-01 Eddie Ahern [12] 33/1
4) RILEYSKEEPINGFAITH (Jolly Roger Racing) Mick Channon v4-9-04 Richard Hughes [15] 12/1
5) NOVERRE TO GO (IRE) (Duddy, Duddy, Heeney, McBride) Tom Dascombe t4-9-00 Richard Kingscote [24] 12/1
6) SECRET ASSET (IRE) (Simon Pierpoint & Paul Salisbury) Jane Chapple-Hyam h5-8-07 Lewis Walsh (7) [10]
7) SIR GERRY (USA) (Mrs Gerry Galligan) Chris Dwyer 5-9-06 Gary Carroll (3) [16]
8) ADVANCED (T Doherty & McHeen) Kevin Ryan 7-8-11 Amy Ryan (5) [14]
9) IVER BRIDGE LAD (The Iver Lads) John Ryan b3-9-02 Alan Munro [17]
10) JIMMY STYLES (Gwyn Powell & Peter Ridgers) Clive Cox b6-9-02 John Fahy (5) [6]
11) CASTLES IN THE AIR (Jim McGrath) Richard Fahey 5-9-06 Paul Hanagan [2]
12) SINGEUR (IRE) (Ms M Austerfield) Robin Bastiman b3-8-12 Tom Queally [21]
13) JOHANNES (IRE) (John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn) Richard Fahey 7-8-13 Martin Lane (3) [3]
14) HITCHENS (IRE) (Laurence O’Kane) David Barron 5-9-02 Christophe Soumillon [28]
15) EDGE CLOSER (Godfrey Wilson) Richard Hannon 6-9-02 Patrick Hills (3) [11]
16=) SONNY RED (IRE) (Alex Nicholls, E Maher & J E Greaves) David Nicholls 6-9-00 Jimmy Quinn [7]
16=) RUN FOR THE HILLS (Richard Pegum & O Pawle) Roger Charlton 4-9-01 Hayley Turner [22]
18) KNOT IN WOOD (IRE) (Rhodes, Kenyon & Gill) Richard Fahey 8-9-07 Barry McHugh (3) [9]
19) PRIME EXHIBIT (Dab Hand Racing) Richard Fahey 5-8-09 Dale Swift (5) [13]
20) PARISIAN PYRAMID (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Kevin Ryan 4-8-13 Stephen Craine [1]
21) EVERYMANFORHIMSELF (IRE) (John Duddy, B McDonald & A Heeney) Kevin Ryan v6-9-01 Michael Hills [8]
22) KALDOUN KINGDOM (IRE) (P D Smith Holdings Ltd) Richard Fahey 5-8-13 Lee Topliss (5) [4]
23) GENKI (IRE) (Gillian Khosla) Roger Charlton v6-9-09 Steve Drowne [25]
24) ENACT (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Ryan Moore [27] 6/1 Fav
25) INGLEBY LADY (Dave Scott) David Barron 4-9-00 Graham Gibbons [26]
26) STRIKING SPIRIT (N & Z Aboobaker & Bon Accord Racing) David Nicholls 5-9-02 Adrian Nicholls [5]
27) PALACE MOON (Canisbay Bloodstock) William Knight t5-9-08 Kieren Fallon [20]
28) ANCIEN REGIME (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor bt5-9-01 Frankie Dettori [23]

28 ran
Time: 1m 11.55s
Distances: nk, 1¼, nk, ½, 1¾, ½, ½, nose, hd, nk, 1¼, nk, hd, ½, ½, dead-heat, ½, sh, 1½, 1¾, 1, sh, 1, ½, 2¼, 7, ½
Breeder: Old Carhue Stud Breeding: ch g Johannesburg (USA) - Coeur de La Mer (IRE) (Caerleon (USA))
Tote Win: £24.70 Places: £4.90; £3.30; £14.00; £3.10 Exacta: £221.90

Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Trains at Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children. Son Adrian rides for the stable Major wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent, 2002 & 2004 Funfair Wane, 2008 Regal Parade), Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), King George Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak (dh with Coastal Bluff), 2004 Bahamian Pirate), Phoenix Sprint Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Prix du Gros-Chene (2006 Moss Vale), Sporting Index Starlit Stakes (2006 Tax Free), Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup (2000 Tayseer, 2005 Gift Horse, 2010 Evens And Odds), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), William Hill Trophy (1999 Pepperdine, 2005 Tax Free), Greenland Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Stan James Palace House Stakes (2007 Tax Free) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2008 Regal Parade), Betfred Sprint Cup (2009 Regal Parade) First Goodwood winner: Double Oscar (The Charlton Stakes - July 29, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 39 (29 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1996-2010): 37; 45; 45; 46; 58; 78; 74; 82; 82; 84; 94; 70; 92; 111; 98; Wins in a season (1993-2009): 0: 21: 26: 30: 44: 50: 75: 73: 47: 65: 65: 55: 67:59; 58; 68; 84; Wins in 2010: 56

Winning Jockey:-Name: Cray, Billy Background: Went to school in Sidcup before joining the British Racing School, despite never having sat on a horse. Big Race Wins: Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup (2010 Evens And Odds) Total Goodwood Wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting) Wins (2008-09): 13; 9; Wins in 2010: 19


FIFTH RACE RESULT

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Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 2yo colts & geldings which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,952; 2nd: £3,854; 3rd: £1,926; 4th: £962

1) PAUSANIAS (Sir Alex Ferguson & Sotirios Hassiakos) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [4] 3/1
2) CAPTAIN BERTIE (IRE) (A L R Morton) Barry Hills 2-9-00 Michael Hills [2] 2/1 Fav
3) AERIAL ACCLAIM (IRE) (Mr & Mrs P Hargreaves) Clive Cox 2-9-00 Tom Queally [1] 15/2
4) THE MONGOOSE (Lady Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-00 Ryan Moore [8]
5) SAGRAMOR (Melksham Craic) Hughie Morrison 2-9-00 Steve Drowne [7]
6) FINE ART DEALER (IRE) (Richard Green) Gary Moore 2-9-00 Eddie Ahern [9]
7) SINADINOU (Middleham Park Racing XLVII) David Nicholls 2-9-00 Adrian Nicholls [6]
8) HURRICANE SPEAR (Field & Country Racing) Gary Moore 2-9-00 Fergus Sweeney [5]
9) HAWRIDGE KNIGHT (Eric Gadsen) Rod Millman 2-9-00 James Millman [3]

9 ran
Time: 1m 28.71s Distances: nk, 2¼, 2½, 2¼, hd, 4, 7, 15
Breeder: Granham Farm And P Hearson Bloodstock Breeding: b c Kyllachy - The Strand (Gone West (USA))
Tote Win: £3.80 Places: £1.50; £1.40; £2.40 Exacta: £7.00

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer in 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1986 Don’t Forget Me, 2010 King Torus) Royal Ascot wins: 29 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Total Goodwood wins: 203 (55 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (1985-2010): 67; 75; 74; 80; 85; 107; 131; 139; 155; 178; 167; 155; 149; 145; 155; 162; 147; 169; 169; 149; 169; 163; 184; 190; 204; Wins in a Year (1982-2009): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; Wins in 2010: 140 Eighth winner of Glorious Goodwood 2010 - leading trainer

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Major wins include: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gordon Richards Stakes (2006 Day Flight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Musidora Stakes (2007 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), bet365 Mile (2009 & 2010 Paco Boy), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2009 Monsieur Chevalier), totesport Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy), totesport Chester Cup (2010 Mamlook), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2010 King Torus), Richmond Stakes (2008 Prolific, 2009 Dick Turpin, 2010 Libranno), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs) Royal Ascot Wins (23): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 101 (32 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2009):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, 117; 144; Wins in 2010: 102 Eighth winner of Glorious Goodwood 2010 - Racing UK leading jockey. Equals record of eight winners during Glorious Goodwood held by Lester Piggott, Kieren Fallon and Johnny Murtagh.



SIXTH RACE RESULT
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Class 2, £15,000 guaranteed. For 2yo, 6f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 24, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,714; 2nd: £2,890.50; 3rd: £1,444.50; 4th: £721.50

1) EUCHARIST (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [11] 100/30 Fav
2) MAJESTIC MYLES (IRE) (James Gaffney) Richard Fahey 2-9-04 Barry McHugh (3) [3] 8/1
3) ROSSETTI (Geoff Howard-Spink) Richard Hannon 2-8-07 Hayley Turner [14] 9/1
4) BAHAMIAN SUNSET (The National Stud Never Say Die Club Ltd) Richard Fahey 2-8-08 Paul Hanagan [5]
5) PUDDLE DUCK (Mrs S J Barker) Kevin Ryan 2-8-07 Fergus Sweeney [6]
6) DANZIGS GRANDCHILD (USA) (Coleman Bloodstock Limited) Stan Moore 2-8-01 Jimmy Quinn [7]
7) BARISTA (IRE) (Mrs T Burns) Mick Channon 2-7-12 Andrea Atzeni [2]
8) SAUCY BUCK (IRE) (Mick Channon) Mick Channon 2-8-01 Kieren Fox (5) [15]
9) GOLDEN TAURUS (IRE) (N Hubbard, P Saunders, L Cowan) John Hills 2-8-02 David Probert [9]
10) WITH HINDSIGHT (IRE) (Dennis Shaw) Clive Cox 2-8-03 John Fahy (5) [1]
11) STYLE AND PANACHE (IRE) (Roger Ambrose, Sean Ambrose & Bill Reilly) David Evans 2-8-08 Kieren Fallon [4]
12) GOODWOOD TREASURE (Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group (17) Ltd) John Dunlop 2-8-07 Eddie Ahern [12]
13) KYNCRAIGHE (IRE) (Deal, Brown & Wallis) Eve Johnson Houghton 2-8-00 Martin Lane (3) [10]
14) DOLLY PARTON (IRE) (Mrs Love & Mrs Barker) David Nicholls 2-8-06 Adrian Nicholls [8]

14 ran Non-Runner: Silly Billy (Self Certificate, Going)
Time: 1m 13.36s Distances: nk, ¾, hd, ½, 1¾, ¾, ¾, 7, 1¼, 1¾, nk, 6, 3¾
Breeder: M Kelly Breeding: b f Acclamation - Satin Rose (Lujain (USA))
Tote Win: £3.70 Places: £2.10; £2.30; £3.40 Exacta: £25.20
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer in 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1986 Don’t Forget Me, 2010 King Torus) Royal Ascot wins: 29 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Total Goodwood wins: 204 (56 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (1985-2010): 67; 75; 74; 80; 85; 107; 131; 139; 155; 178; 167; 155; 149; 145; 155; 162; 147; 169; 169; 149; 169; 163; 184; 190; 204; Wins in a Year (1982-2009): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; Wins in 2010: 141 Ninth winner of Glorious Goodwood 2010 - leading trainer. Modern-day record. Previous best was six winners by Sir Michael Stoute in 1989.


Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Major wins include: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gordon Richards Stakes (2006 Day Flight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Musidora Stakes (2007 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), bet365 Mile (2009 & 2010 Paco Boy), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2009 Monsieur Chevalier), totesport Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy), totesport Chester Cup (2010 Mamlook), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2010 King Torus), Richmond Stakes (2008 Prolific, 2009 Dick Turpin, 2010 Libranno), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs) Royal Ascot Wins (23): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 102 (33 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2009):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, 117; 144; Wins in 2010: 103 Ninth winner of Glorious Goodwood 2010 - Racing UK leading jockey. New record for Glorious Goodwood. Previous record was eight winners by Lester Piggott, Kieren Fallon and Johnny Murtagh.



SEVENTH RACE RESULT

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Class 3, £15,000 guaranteed. For 4yo+ rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below), 1m 1f. Weights: highest weight 9st 10lb; minimum weight 8st 5lb. Penalties: after July 24, each race won 6lb. Allowances: rider who prior to July 28, 2010, have not ridden more than 50 winners under any Rules of Racing 3lb; more than 25 such winners 5lb; more than 5 such winners 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,714; 2nd: £2,890.50; 3rd: £1,444.50; 4th: £721.50

1) ELLIPTICAL (USA) (Keen As Mustard) Gerard Butler 4-9-04 John Fahy (3) [4] 7/1
2) TRUISM (George Materna & John McInerney) Amanda Perrett 4-9-05 Martin Lane [13] 7/2 Fav
3) MUJOOD (Eden Racing) Eve Johnson Houghton v7-9-10 Patrick Hills [16] 20/1
4) TOUCH OF STYLE (IRE) (Michael Barden) Matthew Salaman 6-8-05 Ashley Hamblett [3]
5) BENCOOLEN (IRE) (Eamon Maher) David Nicholls 5-9-10 Michael Geran [17]
6) ADDWAITYA (Mrs P J Sheen) Laura Mongan 5-8-07 Charlotte Jenner (7) [6]
7) KILBURN (Royal Windsor Racing Club) Alistair Lidderdale p6-8-05 Rosie Jessop (5) [12]
8) BAYLINI (J P Doyle) Jacqui Doyle 6-8-11 James Millman [8]
9) LANG SHINING (IRE) (A Taylor) Jamie Osborne 6-9-04 Sophie Doyle (3) [5]
10) PEPONI (Raymond Gomersall) Peter Makin 4-8-11 Gary Carroll [15]
11) CARLITOS SPIRIT (IRE) (Wold Construction Company) Ian McInnes v6-8-04 (1lb ow) Lee Topliss (5) [9]
12) EUSTON SQUARE (N & Z Aboobaker & Bon Accord Racing) David Nicholls 4-8-09 Billy Cray (3) [14]
13) BUDDY HOLLY (EDS Roofing Supplies Ltd) Pat Eddery 5-9-00 Andrea Atzeni [10]
14) IVORY LACE (Sally Woodman, J Lenaghan, D Mortimer) Steve Woodman 9-8-02 Kieren Fox (3) [7]
15) MERRYMADCAP (IRE) (Mrs N L Young) Tor Sturgis t8-8-02 Declan Cannon (3) [1]

15 ran Non-Runners: Play It Sam (Self Certificate, Lame), I Confess (Self Certificate, Bad Scope)
Time: 1m 54.82s Distances: 2¾, 2½, 1¾, sh, 1, ¾, 1¾, 1, 3½, 4½, 3½, 3½, 2½, 14
Breeder: Lavin Bloodstock Breeding: b g Arch (USA) - Citidance Missy (USA) (Citidancer (USA))
Tote Win: £7.60 Places: £2.90; £1.90; £7.00 Exacta: £25.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Born: April 26, 1966 Background: Started out as a stable lad in Chantilly. Spent four years as assistant to D Wayne Lukas before spending a year with Chris Hayes in Australia and three years working for John Dunlop. Father owned Pier House Stud on the Curragh and brother Edward was a trainer in Ireland. Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 First winner: Beauchamp King at Haydock on May 2, 1998. Trains at: Egerton House, Newmarket Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Dahlia Stakes (2005 Tarfah), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (2002 Elusive City), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (2005 Jack Sullivan), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir)Total Goodwood winners: 20 (9 at July Meeting) Wins (1998-2009): 5: 22: 28: 51: 59: 63: 32: 31; 19; 29; 10; 24; Wins in 2010: 11

Winning jockey: Fahy, John Background: Started career with John Oxx and Ralph Beckett. Now based with Clive Cox Wins in 2009: 6 Wins in 2010: 20 Total Goodwood Wins: 2 (1 at July Meeting)


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