Thursday, July 8, 2010
CHAMPAGNE LANSON JULY FESTIVAL 2010, NEWMARKET
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
CHAMPAGNE LANSON LADIES DAY, THURSDAY 8TH JULY
CROWD UP AGAIN AT NEWMARKET
Newmarket Racecourses was delighted to see another increase in attendance on the second day of the 2010 Champagne Lanson July Festival, with the crowd up five per cent on the same day in 2009. This follows on from a 14 per cent increase in attendance on the opening day.
Newmarket Racecourses Managing Director Stephen Wallis said: “Today’s total crowd is 15,895, which is up five per cent on the same day in 2009. We are pleased that it is the second successive day that we have been able to report an increase in attendance. I should add, too, our Premier Enclosure was completely sold out this afternoon.
“Today’s crowd confirms that Champagne Lanson Ladies Day at Newmarket is a hugely popular event. Once again we have enjoyed a fabulous atmosphere as we have put on a very stylish day in front of a large attendance comprised of dedicated racing aficionados and lots of other people who are realising what a fun experience a day at the races is.”
Courtney Welland of Buckhurst Hill in Essex won the prize for Best Dressed Lady. Her prize included a year’s supply of Pink Champagne Lanson, plus a £500 gift pack from the Grand Arcade in Cambridge with pendents from Azendi and Swarovski, a £100 John Lewis hat and a £50 voucher from the Sanctuary Spa.
GROUND REPORT - AFTER RACING THURSDAY
Newmarket Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser walked the course after racing and decided not to water.
Prosser said earlier: “It’s been a drying day, but of course we watered last night and we had the rain this morning. There was still water on the leaf of the grass this afternoon as they cantered down to post for the first.
“There’s plenty of juice in the ground and I’m going to walk the course now and see if we need to put any water on it tonight.
“The forecast is dry overnight and a warm day tomorrow; muggy with hazy sunshine and 27 degrees, or in that region,” he said.
GLOBAL CHALLENGERS VIE FOR LIMELIGHT IN DARLEY JULY CUP
As befits what is the Third British Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, a star-studded troupe of international sprinters is poised to take centre-stage in the £400,000 Group One Darley July Cup (3.10pm) over six furlongs on Friday, July 9, the final day of the Champagne Lanson July Festival at Newmarket.
Favourite to hog the spotlight is the former Australian speedster Starspangledbanner, who blitzed to an impressive victory in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last month. Directing the colt’s progress since his arrival from Down Under is Irish maestro Aidan O’Brien, and the Ballydoyle trainer is seeking a third success in the race following Stravinsky (1999) and Mozart (2001).
Australian raiders are still seeking a first Darley July Cup success despite six attempts since Choisir’s runner-up finish in 2003. The David Hayes-trained Nicconi and fellow Group One winner Alverta from Paul Messara’s stable will attempt to land a famous triumph. Nicconi landed the prestigious Coolmore Lightning Stakes at Flemington in January and if his strong late rally under Frankie Dettori to clinch fourth in the five-furlong King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot is any indication, Hayes’ charge could take a hand in the outcome tomorrow. With Dettori having switched to Fleeting Spirit, Damien Oliver takes the ride.
A strong field of 14 features two previous winners of the Darley July Cup. Jeremy Noseda’s game mare Fleeting Spirit landed the spoils last year, while the veteran grey, Marchand D’Or prevailed with a thrilling late run in 2008 for then trainer Freddie Head. The seven-year-old, now in the care of another French handler, Mikel Delzangles, went on to become the latest of the 24 Darley July Cup winners to have been crowned champion European Sprinter in the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings since the advent of international classifications in 1977.
Another French challenger with solid claims is the Aga Khan’s Group One Prix de la Foret winner Varenar, whom trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre saddled to finish eighth in the Golden Jubilee Stakes when drawn on the unfavourable far side.
Enhancing the international flavour of the race is Kinsale King, trained in the US by California-based Irishman Carl O’Callaghan. This year’s Group One Dubai Golden Shaheen victor was a fine third to Starspangledbanner in the Golden Jubilee.
Alongside Fleeting Spirit, the powerful home defence is set to feature the Barry Hills-trained Equiano, who capped a return to peak form this season with a second success in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot, and the James Fanshawe-trained Society Rock, runner-up in the Golden Jubilee last time.
Dual Group One winner Kingsgate Native will attempt to give Sir Michael Stoute a fourth Darley July Cup win and the first since Ajdal triumphed in 1987, while Serious Attitude, successful in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes in 2008 will represent trainer Rae Guest.
Trainer John Gosden and owner Khalid Abdulla teamed up for victory in 2003 with the three-year-old Oasis Dream and the pair will look to another colt from the Classic crop this time around. Showcasing appeared to be a top-class prospect when finishing runner-up to Prime Defender in the Group Two Duke Of York Stakes in May but a lacklustre display when last of 24 in the Golden Jubilee Stakes will see him fitted with first time blinkers in an attempt to unlock his potential.
Balthazaar’s Gift completes the field. The Clive Cox-trained seven-year-old is a dual Group Two winner and was four lengths behind Starspangledbanner last month.
FACTFILES FOR THE DARLEY JULY CUPALVERTA (AUS) FACTFILE
7 ch m Flying Spur (AUS) - Grilse (USA) (Rahy (USA))
Form: 1/161471202/3443325322175/55654612-31210 Owner: Arrowfield Pastoral Party Ltd Trainer: Paul Messara AUS
Breeder: Gainsborough Stud Aus Pty Ltd et al Jockey: Tye Angland
Alverta has peaked since the turn of the year, winning the Group Two Breeders’ Classic over six furlongs at Randwick, Australia, on February 13, and then going down by a head in a Listed handicap over the same course and distance on March 13. She booked her ticket to England with a two-length victory over Gold Water in the Group One Coolmore Classic Handicap over an extended seven furlongs at Rosehill on March 20. Those triumphs came after Alverta was retired but then put back into training after failing to get in foal. She had a barrier trial at Muswellbrook on May 20 to prepare her for Royal Ascot. The mare, who failed to sell as a youngster because of bad legs, is a tough and consistent campaigner, with victories from six furlongs to a mile. Prior to the peaks of the past few months, her major successes came in Listed handicaps, while she also finished a close third to Absolut Glam in the 2008 Group One Queensland Breeders & Tattersall’s Winter Stakes at Eagle Farm. Alverta also ran Takeover Target to a nose when runner-up to the popular champion and Royal Ascot veteran in a six-furlong Listed race at Randwick in December, 2007. Alverta caused her trainer some concern after losing almost 40kg during the journey from Australia to her UK base at Abington Place Stables in Newmarket - with half lost on the trip from Scone to Melbourne and the rest on the flight to England. Despite putting most of the weight back on after arriving in England on May 28, Alverta failed to get competitive on her European debut in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19, when she finished 14th of the 24 runners behind Starspanglebanner. Race Record: Starts: 36; Wins: 8; 2nd: 7; 3rd: 5; Win & Place Prize Money: £496,315
Paul Messara AUS
Paul Messara, 31, is the son of Arrowfield Stud’s John and Kris Messara. Like his father, he attended Riverview College in Sydney before attaining a Communications (Business) degree at Bond University. But Messara always wanted to train racehorses and embarked upon a tour of the world’s top training centres to gain experience. He worked for leading trainers in England, Ireland and France, as well as at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan. Upon returning to Australia in 2005, he began training from stables on Arrowfield Stud at Scone in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, before establishing state-of-the-art facilities, the 50-box Arrowfield Training Centre, on a property adjacent to the stud, which he moved to in July, 2007. Messara further purchased the Randwick Stables at Randwick racecourse to provide a Sydney base. Alverta gave Messara his first stakes winner and her Coolmore Classic victory was the trainer’s first Group One success. That first Group One win saw his octogenarian grandfather Maurice send the trainer all the horses he owned after promising to do so once Paul broke his top-flight duck. The trainer enjoyed his first Melbourne success when his classy juvenile, the AUS$1million yearling Beneteau, landed the Group Three Prelude Stakes at Caulfield on February 6. Messara splashed out AUS$3.4 million on 11 yearlings at the Easter Sale in April, 2010. He lists Happy Days as his favourite TV show and makes short films as a hobby. No previous Darley July Cup runners
Arrowfield Pastoral Pty Ltd
Arrowfield Pastoral Pty Ltd’s yellow and black diamonds with yellow cap silks represent one of Australia’s pioneering stallion farms. Arrowfield was established in 1842 and enjoyed great success although by the time it was bought by current owner, John Messara, in the mid 1980s it was better known for its wine than horses but all that has changed in the past two decades. Messara moved to Australia aged 11 in 1958 from Alexandria in Egypt, attending Riverview College in Sydney and gaining a degree in commerce from the University of NSW before founding his own successful stockbroking firm. For tax reasons, he decided to invest in either horses or nuts. He chose the former and has gone on to become arguably the most influential figure in Australian breeding since buying his first mare, Scomeld, in 1978. Like John Magnier of Coolmore in Europe, he was an innovator in the stallion business and seized on the importance of shuttling international bloodlines to Australia. In 1987, he paid AUS$6 million to bring the champion French sire Kenmare to Australia before teaming up with Coolmore to spend a reported £4 million to buy Danehill from Khalid Abdulla in 1989. Coolmore bought out Arrowfield’s share in 1994 and Danehill went on to be the most-influential modern-day stallion in Australia as well as having a similar impact in Europe. In 1996, Arrowfield relocated to a property at Scone in the Segenhoe Valley and has been home to a string of successful stallions including the champions Flying Spur and current flag-bearer Redoute’s Choice. In June, 2008, Messara was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for his "services to the thoroughbred horseracing industry, particularly through the introduction of best practice initiatives in the areas of reproduction and stud management”. No previous Darley July Cup runners
Tye Angland, 20, started out with Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer and was one of the leading “hoops” (apprentices) in Australia before graduating to the senior ranks. He already has a significant following in his homeland where he is one of the country’s most exciting young riders. He secured his first Group One triumph aged 19 aboard Black Piranha in the Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm in June, 2009, after a run of three runner-up finishes on the horse in top-flight contests. The Paul Messara-trained Alverta provided his second Group One triumph in the Coolmore Classic Handicap at Rosehill on March 20. Angland is not from a horseracing background, although riding is second nature. Raised at rural Wantabadgery in the Wagga Wagga district of New South Wales, his father was a bull rider and Angland was national junior champion in that arena. Angland’s brothers Cody and Rhys compete on Australia’s top rodeo circuit, having gained experience in the US. The youngster was spotted by Glen Frazer while playing polocrosse for New South Wales with the former jockey’s son, Troy. Angland started riding for Frazer’s brother at Hawkesbury in 2005, while still in school. That was the first time he sat on a racehorse and he credits his rapid rise to his bull riding experience. Like many apprentices, Angland went through a quiet spell but after teaming up with Black Piranha’s trainer Con Karakatsanis and trainer Tim Martin, he found himself back in the winner’s circle. He rode four consecutive winners in one day for Martin at Grafton, including the Grafton Guineas. Angland is a Brisbane Broncos rugby league fan and rates his all-time favourite player as Darren Lockyer. He credits fellow jockey Grant Buckley as the biggest influence on his career. No previous Darley July Cup rides
FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE) FACTFILE
5 b m Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Millennium Tale (FR) (Distant Relative)
Form: 11212/1354/2122(7)-4 Owner: The Searchers
Breeder: Bernadette Hayden Trainer: Jeremy Noseda
Con Marnane purchased Fleeting Spirit for 35,000 euros as a yearling at Goffs in September, 2006. The filly was sold again at the Tattersalls breeze-up in April, 2007, with agent Anthony Stroud going to 90,000 guineas for her. She is by the Group One winning sprinter Invincible Spirit out of an unraced daughter of the Group Three winner The Bean Sidhe. Fleeting Spirit was one of the best juvenile fillies in Europe in 2007. After a debut victory over the minimum trip at Nottingham in July, she went to Goodwood for the Group Three Molecomb Stakes on the final day of that month and posted a great effort in defeating Kingsgate Native by a neck. The runner-up subsequently defeated older horses in the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes. Stepped up to six furlongs for the Lowther Stakes at York in August, 2007, Fleeting Spirit came home third to Nahoodh but was promoted to the runner-up spot following the disqualification of second past the post, Visit. She returned to five furlongs for her next start in the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster’s St Leger meeting, when she saw off her rivals for a length and three quarters triumph over Spirit Of Sharjah. That success prompted connections to attempt six furlongs again and the filly made her final appearance of the 2007 season in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket. Fleeting Spirit emerged with great credit as she failed by only a neck to overhaul the front-running Natagora, who advertised the form most impressively when winning the Stan James-sponsored 1000 Guineas at Newmarket the following season. Her 2008 campaign began with a stunning two-length defeat of Borderlescott in the Group Two Temple Stakes over five furlongs at Haydock in May, when she smashed the course record. On the basis of that victory she was sent off the 15/8 favourite for the Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, but was just touched off by Equiano and Takeover Target, going down by three-quarters of a length. She was not seen out again until October in the Group One Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc day, when she was left in the stalls after a malfunction only to see the race voided and run again at the end of the card, when she came home a staying-on fifth behind Darley July Cup victor Marchand D’Or. Her 2008 season ended with a trip to the USA for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on October 25, when she finished fourth. She started last season at Royal Ascot, running with great credit to go down by three-quarters of a length to Scenic Blast in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. She duly built on her seasonal return and gained the biggest success of her career to date in the Group One Darley July Cup as she quickened impressively to beat Main Aim by a length and a quarter. Connections of Fleeting Spirit were however forced to endure a stewards’ enquiry as the filly hampered the runner-up by hanging left when leading inside the final furlongs, only to veer right under jockey Tom Queally’s corrective actions. After missing the Haydock Sprint Cup due to soft ground, Fleeting Spirit headed to France to contest the Group One Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc day once more. But she again endured no luck in the French capital as she broke slowly after being man-handled into the stalls before flying home to go down by a neck to Total Gallery. She ended last year with another trip to the Breeders’ Cup, this time to contest the Grade One Breeders’ Cup Sprint on the Pro-Ride of Santa Anita, but she once again failed to shine after a long journey and took seventh behind Dancing In Silks. For a second successive term, Fleeting Spirit made her seasonal return at Royal Ascot, although connections opted to run her over the six furlongs of the Golden Jubilee Stakes on June 19 rather than over the minimum trip of the King’s Stand Stakes. Unlucky to be drawn high, Fleeting Spirit ran on gamely under Richard Hughes to finish first of the far side group but could only finish fourth overall as Starspangledbanner made virtually all of the running on the stands’ side to prevail over the similarly low-drawn pair of Society Rock and Kinsale King. Frankie Dettori takes the ride in the Darley July Cup.
Race Record: Starts: 15; Wins: 5; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £684,789
The Searchers is a partnership consisting of current British Horseracing Authority chairman Paul Roy and leading jump owner Andy Stewart as well as Trevor Harris of Lordship Stud and Kevan Watts. They are big fans of 60s music and named the partnership after the band of the same name who enjoyed hits such as “Sweets For My Sweets” and “Needles And Pins.” Roy founded NewSmith Capital Partners, which he set up having previously worked for Merrill Lynch, where he was Co President of the Global Markets and Investment Banking division. Paul and his wife Susan, who are based at Ascot, owned their first horses in 1997, with their string in England split between Jeremy Noseda and Brian Meehan, Ed Dunlop and George Baker. The best horses owned to date by the Roys have been the 2006 St Leger winner Sixties Icon, Wilko, successful in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Sarava, the shock 70/1 winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes and Forgotten Voice, successful in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot in 2009. Stewart, born 1951, went to Felsted School in Essex and used to bunk off to go point-to-pointing at Mark Teys, while also hitchhiking to Liverpool to attend the Grand National meeting. He began work aged 17 in the fixed-interest department of Simon & Coates, eventually becoming a senior partner at that stockbroking firm. He became chief executive of Chase Manhattan Securities when it took over Simon & Coates. He founded broker Collins Stewart in 1991 and was executive deputy chairman when it floated on the Stock Exchange in 2000 before leaving the business in 2003.His current venture, Cenkos Securities, is named after one of his best racehorses. Cenkos won 15 races and over half a million pounds in prize money and was twice third in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Other good horses owned by Stewart, who was first involved with ownership in 1986 and really caught the racing bug when witnessing Desert Orchid’s emotional Cheltenham Gold Cup victory in 1989, include Le Duc, Le Roi Miguel, My Will, Celestial Halo and dual Ladbrokes World Hurdle victor Big Buck’s.
Darley July Cup record: 2009-1 FLEETING SPIRIT 12/1
Born on September 17, 1963, Jeremy Noseda is based in Newmarket, where he has held a licence since 1998. Noseda, who grew up in London, was not born into a racing background, but loved the sport enough to learn to ride, and he spent summers working for Brian Swift and Jeremy Tree. He worked as assistant to Arundel-based handler John Dunlop (for six years), John Gosden (five years), and Sheikh Mohammed's global training operation, Godolphin (two years). Following the successes of Lammtarra in 1995, he was offered a training position in France by Sheikh Mohammed, but Noseda decided to become a public handler in California. Returning from the United States at the end of 1997, Noseda began training in this country with an initial string of about 50 horses, winning 18 races in 1998, his first full season at Shalfleet Stables in Newmarket. These successes included Noseda's first Pattern win in Britain in the Group Two Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket, followed by a Group One victory in the Cheveley Park Stakes at the same course, both achieved by Wannabe Grand, who Noseda called his "iron filly". Wannabe Grand finished second in the 1999 1000 Guineas and Noseda's Kalypso Katie came close to Classic success when second to Love Divine in the 2000 Oaks and he landed his first Classic when Araafa took the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2006, while later in the same season Sixties Icon won the St Leger at Doncaster. Other good horses trained by Noseda include Balmont, Cassis, Peak To Creak, Just James and Carry On Katie, Darley July Cup heroine Fleeting Spirit and Sussex Stakes victor Proclamation. Noseda has also been responsible for two of the biggest Royal Ascot gambles in recent years, having sent out Forgotten Voice to land the Royal Hunt Cup in 2009 and saddled Laddies Poker Two to victory in this year’s Wokingham Handicap, despite the mare not having run for 610 days. In 2004, Noseda made a successful visit to the USA when Wilko landed the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Darley July Cup record: 1999-7 Wannabe Grand 11/2F, 2003-12 Just James 16/1, 2004-3 Balmont 25/1, 2005-4 Soldier's Tale 4/1JF, 2005-5 Balmont 16/1, 2007-18 Sander Camillo 20/1, 2009-1 FLEETING SPIRIT 12/1
Born in Milan on December 15, 1970, the son of Gianfranco, a multiple champion jockey in Italy, Frankie Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani's Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985. His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and he rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He was champion British apprentice in 1989 and passed 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes. He has since captured the hearts of racegoers with his flamboyant style, phenomenal riding successes, and charisma in and out of the saddle. Champion jockey in 1994, 1995 and 2004, Dettori created history when riding all seven winners on the first-day card at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. His ground-breaking exertions brought recognition beyond racing's own sphere when he was voted into third place in the 1996 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards and was a team captain on 'A Question Of Sport'. He finally captured the Investec Derby in 2007 aboard Authorized and he has tasted success in all four other domestic Classics at least once with 13 Classic wins in total. He has won the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas twice (1996 Mark Of Esteem and 1999 Island Sands) and the StanJames.com 1000 Guineas twice (Cape Verdi 1998 and Kazzia 2002). Dettori, who is retained by the Godolphin stable, has enjoyed a host of high-profile international successes, including the 1995, 2001 and 2002 Arcs on Lammtarra, Sakhee and Marienbard respectively, the Japan Cup on Singspiel in 1996, Falbrav in 2002 and Alkaased in 2005, the Dubai World Cup on Dubai Millennium (2000), Moon Ballad (2003) and Electrocutionist (2006), the Breeders' Cup Turf on Daylami in 1999, Fantastic Light in 2001 and Red Rocks in 2006 and the 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic on Raven's Pass. Dettori, who survived an horrific plane crash at Newmarket in 2000 in which the pilot was killed, is married to Catherine. They have five children and live near Newmarket.
Darley July Cup record: 1990-7 Lugana Beach 33/1; 1992-4 Elbio 9/1; 1994-3 Catrail 7/2; 1995-9 Heart Lake 15/2; 1997-4 Bahamian Bounty 9/2; 1998-11 Kahal 10/1; 2001-4 Three Points 8/1; 2002-6 Three Points 8/1; 2003-13 Membership 16/1; 2004-14 Kheleyf 8/1; 2006-2 Iffraaj 11/2; 2008-6 Diabolical 33/1; 2009-13 Ancien Regime 25/1
KINSALE KING (USA) FACTFILE
5 b/br g Yankee Victor (USA) - Flaming Mirage (USA) (Woodman (USA))
Form: (3)(1)(5)/(9)(1)(1)-(1)(1)3 Owner: Sheehy LLC
Trainer: Carl O’Callaghan USA Breeder: Marvin Little Jnr Jockey: Kieren Fallon
Kinsale King is named after the town of Kinsale in County Cork, where his owner Patrick Sheehy grew up. The Kentucky-bred son of Yankee Victor went through the sales ring twice - a $27,000 yearling purchase at Keeneland’s September Sale in 2006, he was bought by current owner for $67,000 at Barretts May Two-Year-Old Sale the following year. He was put into training with South Californian handler Jesus Mendoza, making his racecourse debut when coming third in a six-furlong Cushion Track maiden at Santa Anita on February 22, 2008. Kinsale King opened his account over the same course and distance the following month, after which he was given a late nomination for the Triple Crown and transferred to Eoin Harty. Foot problems forced Kinsale King to miss nine months and he failed to shine on two starts in minor contests for his new trainer - coming home fifth over six furlongs on Cushion Track at Hollywood Park in December, 2008, and fading to ninth over a furlong further on the newly installed Pro Ride at Santa Anita in January, 2009. After another lengthy absence, Kinsale King was switched to Carl O’Callaghan, who decided to work the gelding on turf to protect his fragile hooves. Rejuvenated by his new training regime, allied with some expert treatment from O’Callaghan’s blacksmith Robert Guest, Kinsale King posted an all-the-way victory on his first start for his new trainer, obliging at odds of 61/1 in a six-furlong allowance optional claimer on the Pro-Ride of Santa Anita on October 30. He stepped up on that effort to give his handler a first Graded success, gamely taking the Polytrack Grade Three Vernon O Underwood Stakes at Hollywood Park over six furlongs on December 6, 2009. Kinsale King made his first start of 2010 in the Pro-Ride Grade Two Palos Verdes Handicap at Santa Anita on January 23, when he posted a half-length victory over Ventana. Connections decided to aim their star sprinter at the Grade One Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan on March 27 and the five-year-old warmed up for his Middle Eastern assignment by working on Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields. He completed a remarkable rise through the racing ranks when beating Singapore champion Rocket Man by half a length in the US$2 million six-furlong feature on Tapeta. Kinsale King worked over half a mile on dirt under Kieren Fallon at Belmont Park, New York, on June 3, and he was reunited with the six-time champion jockey for the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19. On his first appearance on turf, Kinsale King ran a superb race to come home third behind Starspanglebanner and Society Rock, beaten just two lengths in total.
Race Record: Starts: 9; 1st: 5; 2nd: -; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £919,564
Carl O’Callaghan USA
Born on December 7, 1975, Carl O’Callaghan originally hails from County Clare, Ireland. Although his family were not directly involved in racing (his father is a musician), O’Callaghan grew up surrounded by ponies and started riding aged three. By the age of eight, he was mucking out and riding out for local trainer John Hassett. Having been “useless at school”, he bought a one-way ticket to New York in 1990 but became disillusioned breaking yearlings on an upstate farm. After a short spell living on the streets (he still helps homeless charities), he started working for leading New York trainer John Kimmel at Belmont Park when he was 16, spending seven years with the handler, before moving on to link up with Todd Pletcher, with whom he also spent seven years. Whilst working for Pletcher, O’Callaghan rode horses such as Scat Daddy, Magna Graduate, Host and Forest Danger. After heading to California in 2005, O’Callaghan spent three years working as a freelance for trainers Matt Chew and Lisa Lewis before taking out his own licence last year. He started out with two horses, had five in March and, after the Dubai success, has seen his string increase to 48. He lists Super Horse, Highlander Racing and Andreas Loizu as his three main clients and credits David Greaves and Norman Rodriguez as his two primary assistants. O’Callaghan enjoyed a first Graded success when Kinsale King triumphed in the Grade Three Vernon O Underwood Stakes at Hollywood Park on December 6, 2009, and celebrated an initial Group One success when the same horse landed the Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan on March 27. Television viewers saw O’Callaghan celebrate exuberantly in Dubai with what he describes as his “Irish river dance”. O’Callaghan, like his father Shay, is an accomplished singer and guitarist, performing at weddings and parties and his four CDs are sold to benefit an American cancer charity. He feeds Kinsale King on a special diet that includes Guinness and eggs. No previous Darley July Cup runners
Born on January 29, 1940, in Co Cork, Ireland, Dr Patrick Sheehy emigrated to the United States in 1966 and currently works as an oncologist in Newport Beach, California. He grew up surrounded by horses and enjoyed his first foray into the world of thoroughbred ownership in 1970, when setting up a partnership in his native Ireland with his two brothers, and began taking an interest in the southern Californian racing circuit in 1976. Sheehy, whose brother Denis is a bloodstock agent in Co Cork, runs his horses under the banner of Super Horse Inc. Stable. He has had horses with Robert Hess Jr, the late Bobby Frankel and Carl O’Callaghan in recent years, and he enjoyed his first stakes winner when the Frankel-trained The Exeter Man landed the El Conejo Handicap at Santa Anita in January, 1998. Leesider, trained by fellow Irish ex-pat Paddy Gallagher, also proved to a useful performer for the Sheehy operation, netting $150,000 when capturing the Snow Chief Stakes at Hollywood Park in April, 2007. Kinsale King provided Sheehy with his first Group/Grade One success when storming to a half-length victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 27. No previous Darley July Cup runners
Born on February 22, 1965, in County Clare, Ireland, Kieren Fallon joined Kevin Prendergast as an apprentice in 1983. Piccadilly Lord at Navan on June 18, 1984, was his first winner. He moved from Ireland to Jimmy FitzGerald's Malton stable from 1989 until 1991 and spent three years with Lynda Ramsden from 1993 until the end of 1996. In 1997, Fallon was a surprise appointment as stable jockey to Henry Cecil and promptly won the 1000 Guineas on Sleepytime and Oaks on Reams Of Verse. He ceased riding for Cecil in August, 1999, and was first jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 and 2001 after which he freelanced, still riding many for Stoute, before becoming retained rider to owners Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier and Derrick Smith in 2005. The Stoute/Fallon combination won the 2000 Guineas with the Saeed Suhail-owned King's Best in 2000 and Golan in 2001. Fallon was champion jockey in 1997 (202 wins), 1998 (204), 1999 (202), 2001 (166), 2002 (149) and in 2003 (221 wins), when his successes included Classics on Russian Rhythm in the 1000 Guineas and Kris Kin in the Derby. He won three British Classics in 1999 - the StanJames.com 1000 Guineas on Wince, the Oaks on Ramruma and the Derby on Oath, his first success in the premier Classic. Though second to Frankie Dettori in the 2004 championship, Fallon enjoyed an excellent season, including the Derby-Oaks double with North Light and Ouija Board. He made a great start at Ballydoyle in 2005, winning both the 2000 and 1000 Guineas respectively with Footstepsinthesand and Virgina Waters. He added his first Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on the Coolmore-owned and Andre Fabre-trained Hurricane Run, on whom he had previously won the Irish Derby. There was another success in the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas with George Washington in 2006 and added that season's Investec Oaks and Irish Oaks with Alexandrova. Out of the saddle, he has frequently made the headlines, in 2003 he was treated in a clinic in Ireland after admitting to a drink problem. In September, 2004, he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud related to alleged race fixing but was released on bail and the prosecution case collapsed at the subsequent trial, with Fallon being found innocent on all charges. He had been suspended from riding in Britain up to the end of the trial but was able to ride in Ireland and other jurisdictions He collected a second Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe win aboard Dylan Thomas in 2007, his last big race victory before being banned for 18 months after failing a drugs test organised by France Galop, his second such offence. He received a six-month ban for the first drug offence in 2006/2007. He returned to action in September, 2009, and landed the Grade One Goodwood Handicap at Santa Anita, USA, on Gitano Hernando. Controversy erupted again when a racehorse owner at Lingfield Park in March struck the jockey in the face, wrongly believing that Fallon had caused interference to the owner's horse. Darley July Cup record: 1999-15 Bold Fact 12/1; 2001-18 Enthused 25/1; 2002-12 Misraah 20/1; 2003-3 Airwave 11/4; 2005-16 The Trader 40/1
NICCONI (AUS) FACTFILE
5 b h Bianconi (USA) - Nicola Lass (AUS) (Scenic)
Form: 13/1124314139-1604 Owner: Peter Devitt, Les Gordon, David Hayes, Widden Stud Trainer: David Hayes AUS
Breeder: Lindsay Park Stud Ltd, Peter Devitt & Les Gordon Jockey: Damien Oliver
Trainer David Hayes declared the home-bred Nicconi to be the best sprinter he has ever trained after the five-year-old secured his second Group One triumph in the five-furlong Coolmore Lightning Stakes at Flemington, Australia, on January 30, the first leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. The Bianconi entire, the 2009 South Australia Horse of the Year, is the market leader with bookmakers ahead of today’s King’s Stand Stakes over the same distance at Royal Ascot, despite finishing out of the frame in two subsequent starts, both over six furlongs. After coming sixth behind Turffontein in the Group One William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on February 13, Nicconi was 14th of 19 to Wanted in the Group One Newmarket Handicap on March 6. Hayes’ charge proved himself a smart sprinter with victories at five furlongs and seven furlongs in his first two seasons before making his mark in Group One company at Randwick on April 11, 2009, when drawing a length and a quarter clear of runner-up Danleigh in the Galaxy Stakes, over an extended five furlongs. He rounded off that campaign seven days later with a good fourth to Takeover Target in the Group One T J Smith Stakes. He returned to action on September 12, 2009, with a Group Three success at Moonee Valley, but on the 25th of that month he was only third behind Danleigh in the Group One Manikato Stakes at the same venue. Nicconi spread a plate during the Group One Patinack Farm Classic at Flemington on November 7, a race in which he finished last of nine, but bounced back with that career best effort in the Coolmore Lightning Stakes. He missed the break in the five-furlong King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last month but ran on to take fourth behind Equiano. Nicconi is by the 1998 Diadem Stakes winner Bianconi, out of the seven-time winner and Group Three placed Scenic mare, Nicola Lass. He is staying at Abington Place Stables in Newmarket after losing only 10kg during the journey from Australia - he arrived on May 28. He is retiring to stud in Australia after the Darley July Cup. Race Record: Starts: 16; Wins: 6; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £517,546
David Hayes AUS
Born on October 22, 1962, David Hayes is the son of legendary Australian trainer Colin Hayes. Since taking over from his father at Lindsay Park in 1990, Hayes has established himself as one of the finest trainers of his generation. Up until 1996, when he departed for Hong Kong, Hayes won every Premiership in Adelaide and Melbourne, and was the first Australian trainer to accrue 300 winners in a season. He also set a world record of winning six Group races at one meeting on Derby Day at Flemington in 1994. That same year he sent out Jeune to win the Group One Melbourne Cup for owner Hamdan Al Maktoum and broke new ground when Loosen Up captured the Group One Japan Cup. In 1996, Hayes accepted an invitation to train in Hong Kong and shot to the top of the trainers’ list. He won two Hong Kong trainers’ titles and finished in the top four in each of his nine seasons in the former British colony, training 458 winners for earnings of HK$436,269,137. Returning to Australia in July, 2005, he ended his comeback campaign as the season’s leading trainer by number of stakes winners with 28 individual victors of 36 races, including six at Group One level. Nicknamed “King Of The Kids” due to his prowess with two-year-olds, that 2006/07 season saw him land both the STC Golden Slipper with Miss Finland and the Blue Diamond Stakes with Nadeem as he produced 46 individual juvenile winners of 61 races to confirm his standing as Australia’s top trainer of two-year-olds. As of April 27, 2010, Hayes has notched a total of 60 Group One successes in Australia. Among them are three Cox Plate triumphs (1990 Better Loosen Up, 2004 & 2006 Fields Of Omagh), two Caulfield Cup successes (1993 Fraar, 2006 Tawqeet), two Australian Cup wins (1991 Better Loosen Up, 2009 Niconero) and five Blue Diamond Stakes wins (1991 Canonise, 1995 Principality, 2006 Nadeem, 2007 Sleek Chassis, 2008 Reaan). His major Hong Kong successes include the 2002 Hong Kong International Sprint with All Thrills Too and the 2003 Hong Kong Derby with Elegant Fashion. No previous Darley July Cup runners
Peter Devitt, Les Gordon, David Hayes and Widden Stud
The Hayes family’s Lindsay Park Stud bred Nicconi along with longstanding owner/breeders Peter Devitt and Les Gordon, the team having also bred and raced the sprinter’s outstanding dam, Nicola Lass, the 2009 South Australia Broodmare of the Year. Devitt, Gordon and Hayes also raced Nicconi’s Danzero half-brother, the five-time Group One winner Niconero, as well as his stakes placed half-sisters Holly Go Lightly and Recooperate. Devitt also owned King’s High, winner of the Cadbury Guineas in 1989. The team came close to gelding Nicconi after the entire suffered from sore shins a couple of times. Devitt and Gordon both signed the forms, sent from Hayes to sanction the operation, before a last minute change of heart from Devitt brought a reprieve. That proved good news for Widden Stud, which purchased a stake in Nicconi last month. The stud will stand the horse later this year for a fee of AUS$20,000 (although that could be increased after a prominent showing at Ascot today). Widden Stud in the Widden Valley was established by John Thompson, who emigrated from England to Australia in 1832. Having initially concentrated on sheep, the stud switched to thoroughbreds in the 1870s and has gone on to become one of the most significant stallion and breeding operations in Australian racing history. The stud is now under the stewardship of Antony Thompson, a seventh-generation descendant of John Thompson. No previous Darley July Cup runners
Born July 22, 1972 in Perth, Western Australia, Damien Oliver rode his first winner aboard Mr Gudbud at Bunbury, Western Australia in March 1988, and is now one of Australia’s top riders. His father Ray, a former champion apprentice, died in a fall at Kalgoorlie in 1975 and his brother Jason died in October, 2002 during a race trial at Belmont racetrack in Perth, just days before Oliver rode Media Puzzle to victory in the Melbourne Cup. He himself suffered a horror fall at Moonee Valley in March, 2005, which left him with two broken vertebrae. He returned to action at Flemington in June 2006, withy titanium rods inserted in his back. He was raised by his mother Pat and her partner, Perth trainer Lindsay Rudland. A former leading apprentice in Perth in 1988-89 with 66 winners, Oliver is Melbourne’s eight-time champion jockey, having tied with Craig Williams in 2009 with 70 wins, and six-time winner of the coveted Scobie Breasley medal for excellence in riding (four times outright and twice shared). After securing the Perth apprentice title, despite riding for only six months of the season, he was invited to join Lee Freedman’s stable. He won his first Group One aboard the Bart Cummings-trained Submariner in the 1990 Vic Health Cup and, at the age of 19, became the first Australian apprentice to win the Australian Derby. His 71 city winners in the 1990-91 season clinched the Victorian Metropolitan premiership as an apprentice and he finished his apprenticeship with a record 19 Group One wins. With over 1,800 wins on the board, including more than 70 Group One prizes, he is currently behind only George Moore on the Australian all-time winning-most riders list. He rode in Ireland for a three-month period in 2000, based at trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stables, during which time he rode Alluring to victory in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. His big-race successes include Melbourne Cup wins aboard Doriemus (1995) and the Dermot Weld-trained Media Puzzle (2002). Actor Stephen Curry plays Oliver in the forthcoming film “The Cup” based on his life leading up to the Media Puzzle triumph. His victory on Doriemus clinched the coveted Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup double that season. He also partnered Northerly to win three Group One races including the 2001 Cox Plate, while he enjoyed four Group One successes aboard 2004 Vinery Stud 1,000 Guineas heroine Alinghi. On April 3, 2008, Oliver won two of the four Group One races at Randwick, winning aboard No Wine No Song in the Schweppes Sydney Cup and Sarrera in the Queen Elizabeth’s Stakes. His victory aboard Forensics in the 2007 Golden Slipper saw him become only the sixth jockey to complete the Grand Slam of Australian Racing that comprises victories (not necessarily in the same season) in the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper. He has won the Caulfield Cup four times (1992 Mannerism, 1994 Paris Lane, 1995 Doriemus, 1999 Sky Heights) and the Cox Plate twice (1997 Dane Ripper, 2000 Northerly). In January, 2010, Oliver’s mother was seriously injured in car crash that claimed two lives. No previous Darley July Cup rides
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) FACTFILE
4 ch c Choisir (AUS) - Gold Anthem (AUS) (Made Of Gold (USA))
Form: 1/3921d1141-41351 Owner: Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Michelle Massey
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE Jockey: Johnny Murtagh Breeder: Emily Krstina
A son of Choisir, who won both the King’s Stand Stakes and the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2003 as well as finishing runner-up in the Darley July Cup, Starspangledbanner is the third foal of Gold Anthem, who was placed in Stakes company in Australia. He was initially sold at the 2008 William Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for AUS $120,000 and his career began in Australia under the care of trainer Leon Corstens. After two barrier trials, he made a winning debut over five furlongs at Moonee Valley in October, 2008. The following season he made rapid progress and was successful in Group One company for the first time when taking the Caulfield Guineas in October, 2009. After that success, he has been campaigned exclusively over sprint distances. In January, 2010, he was purchased as a future stallion prospect by the Coolmore team for a fee reputed to be just over Aus$10 million. His first outing after the sale saw him finish fourth to fellow Darley July Cup challenger Nicconi in the Group One Coolmore Lightning Stakes at Flemington on January 30. He took another Group One success “Down Under” when taking the six-furlong Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield in February, 2010 and finished third in the Group One Newmarket Handicap on March 6 before being shipped to Ireland to join the Ballydoyle yard of Aidan O’Brien. The colt’s first outing for his new trainer saw him finish fifth to Prime Defender in the Group Two Duke Of York Stakes on May 12 but he left that form well and truly behind him next time out in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. Starting the 13/2 joint-favourite, he powered away from the front on the stands’ side, in a style reminiscent of his sire, and burnt off all challengers, eventually coming home a length and a half clear of Society Rock. After that victory, O’Brien enthused : “Before York he was only half-speeding but his half-speeding was unbelievable. He was just ready to start at York and got tired but his work since then has been incredible - his second last furlong in his final piece of work was just under nine and a half seconds, which I have never seen before. When I horse can do that kind of work, we’ve never seen it, and he is without doubt the fastest sprinter I have trained. To go that fast, furlong by furlong, you don’t record those kinds of time - we have never recorded them, anyway.” This likely to be his last race as he due to stand as a stallion in Australia. Race Record: Starts: 14; 1st: 6; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 2 Win & Place Prize Money: £901,682
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michelle Massey
Few in racing can boast better connections than Sue Magnier. Her husband John is the most powerful man in the bloodstock world as owner of the global Coolmore breeding empire and she is daughter of arguably the greatest 20th century trainer, Vincent O'Brien, who saddled six Derby winners and died in 2009 aged 92. Her brother David O'Brien is another Derby-winning handler while another brother, Charles, is also a successful trainer. In the 1970s John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a Co Cork dairy farmer and stud owner, teamed up with the late Robert Sangster and Vincent O'Brien with the idea of buying potential stallions as yearlings. This they did with great success, counting Alleged, Be My Guest, Caerleon, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler's Wells and Storm Bird amongst those who were bought or bred. Magnier subsequently bought out his partners at Coolmore - which now has huge offshoots in Australia and America - and owns the nearby magnificent Ballydoyle training stable. He has a myriad of other business interests, mainly with top jump owner J P McManus and the duo held a 28.7% stake in Manchester United FC, which they sold to American tycoon Malcolm Glazer. The pair has also invested in the Barchester chain of nursing homes, a property portfolio, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and Global Radio, the media company run by Michael Tabor's son Ashley. Magnier's fortune is estimated at £529 million in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. London-born and Monaco-based Michael Tabor, who founded the Arthur Prince bookmaking firm before selling it for £28 million in 1995, is a partner in many of the Coolmore horses. Like Magnier, Tabor spends much of the winter in Barbados and became a partner in many of the Coolmore horses in the mid 1990s after his Thunder Gulch won the 1995 Kentucky Derby. Tabor is valued at £530 million in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List and his colt Entrepreneur, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, took the 1997 StanJames.com 2000 Guineas to provide a first British Classic success for the Magnier/Tabor partnership, who also won that season's Irish equivalent and Irish Derby with Desert King. The Aidan O'Brien connection kicked in further when King Of Kings won the 1998 StanJames.com 2000 Guineas. The duo won the Investec Derby in 2001 and 2002 with Galileo and High Chaparral. In partnership with Sir Alex Ferguson, Magnier owned Rock Of Gibraltar, who won seven successive Group One victories including the 2002 StanJames.com 2000 Guineas. Other major wins include the 1999 French Derby, Irish Derby, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the 2000 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Montjeu and a run of five consecutive Group One successes in 2000 from Giant's Causeway. Galileo also won the Irish Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes after his 2001 Epsom win, while further British Classic glory has come in the St Leger with Milan (2001), Brian Boru (2003) and Scorpion (2005). High Chaparral, who went on to take the 2002 Irish Derby, also landed that year's Breeders' Cup Turf and then dead-heated in the same event 12 months later. In 2004, Derrick Smith, a former Ladbrokes trading director based in Barbados, joined Tabor as a Coolmore investor. Smith is valued at £550 million in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List and his own colours have been carried to Group One success aboard Simply Perfect, Astronomer Royal, Mount Nelson, Mastercraftsman and Alfred Nobel. The Magnier/Tabor/Smith partnership retained Kieren Fallon as its jockey from February, 2005, although - with Fallon banned from riding for 18 months in January, 2008, after failing a drugs test - Johnny Murtagh took on that role. In 2005, Coolmore won both the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas with Footstepsinthesand and the StanJames.com 1000 Guineas with Virginia Waters, while Hurricane Run took the Irish Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. George Washington, winner of the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas in 2006, was the star of the show that year, while Alexandrova took the Investec Oaks at Epsom. In 2007, the Coolmore empire's successes included the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Dylan Thomas, the Irish Derby with Soldier Of Fortune, the Irish Oaks, Nassau Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks with Peeping Fawn and the French 2,000 Guineas with Astronomer Royal. In the US that year, the Coolmore-owned Rags To Riches became the first filly for 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes. The season was an extraordinary campaign, even by Coolmore's high standards, with Classic victories for Henrythenavigator (English & Irish 2,000 Guineas), Halfway To Heaven (Irish 1,000 Guineas), Frozen Fire (Irish Derby), Moonstone (Irish Oaks) and Septimus (Irish St Leger), as well as a host of other star performers, including Duke Of Marmalade, whose five Group One victories included the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Juddmonte International. Mastercraftsman and Again gave Coolmore a double in the 2009 Irish 2,000 and Irish 1,000 Guineas, their 10th successive Irish Classic victory, while Fame And Glory gave them a ninth Irish Derby. Group One success has continued this season with Fame And Glory collecting the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the Investec Coronation Cup, while Cape Blanco led home a one, two, three in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. There were also two Group One winners at Royal Ascot this year - Lillie Langtry in the Coronation Stakes and Starspangledbanner in the Golden Jubilee Stakes. Michelle Massey retained her 5 per cent share in the horse being offered over Aus$500,000. Her sister Kerrie paid $8000 for Massey's share in Starspangledbanner as a yearling and she is the only member of the previous owning syndicate to resist cashing in when Coolmore paid Aus$10.25 million for 95 per cent of the horse before the Lightning Stakes at Flemington on January 30
Previous Darley July Cup winners - 1999-STRAVINSKY; 2001-MOZART
Aidan O'Brien IRE
Born in County Wexford on October 16, 1969, one of six children of Stella and Denis O’Brien, Aidan Patrick O'Brien, who started out as an amateur rider, has been nothing short of a training phenomenon. After a three-year spell with Jim Bolger, he became assistant to his now wife, Anne-Marie, and her father Joe Crowley, before taking over the reins when granted a licence to train himself in 1993. Wandering Thoughts was his first winner, taking a seven-furlong handicap Tralee on June 7, 1993. His impact on the Flat was made with backing of the highest calibre in the shape of John Magnier and Coolmore, who offered O'Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the trainer's namesake, legendary Irish handler Vincent O'Brien (no relation), had enjoyed so much success. His first Group One winner came at the Curragh in 1996 when Desert King won the National Stakes. In 1997, in only his third season at the helm of the Tipperary yard, he confirmed his intentions on the Flat when winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. The following year, his first British Classic runner, King Of Kings, won the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day's StanJames.com 1000 Guineas and went on to land the Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed thanks to the likes of Giant's Causeway (five successive Group Ones in 2000), Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches in 2001 that yielded 23 Group One successes headed by the Investec Derby at Epsom and the Irish Derby, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with Galileo. Other Classic glory came via Imagine (Irish 1,000 Guineas and Investec Oaks), Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Rose Gypsy (French 1,000 Guineas) and Milan (St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O'Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division as Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders' Cup success in the 2001 Juvenile at Belmont Park. He was champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland in 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2008. In 2002 he enjoyed success with the remarkable Rock Of Gibraltar (the only horse to win seven European Group Ones in a row including the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas) and also the dual Derby and Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral. His prowess on the Flat is matched by his achievements with his jumpers and he took the Irish amateurs riders’ title in 1993/94. He will forever be associated with Istabraq, winner of three Champion Hurdles. Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing gave O'Brien a 1-2 in the 2002 StanJames.com 2000 Guineas while High Chaparral and Hawk Wing provided him with the first and second in the 2002 Investec Derby. The following season he sent out Yesterday to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Brian Boru triumphed at Doncaster in the Ladbrokes St Leger. O'Brien enjoyed further success with Hawk Wing in the Lockinge Stakes and High Chaparral in the Irish Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf in 2003. He had an incredible Classic double at Newmarket in the spring of 2005 when he won both the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas (Footstepsinthesand) and the 1000 Guineas (Virginia Waters), and added a third British Classic with Scorpion's success in the St Leger at Doncaster. Oratorio captured the Coral-Eclipse Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes, and O'Brien also unleashed a raft of high-class two-year-olds, ending the season with the top-rated European juvenile colt (George Washington) and filly (Rumplestiltskin). George Washington captured the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 2006, while Alexandrova took the Investec Oaks as well as the Irish and Yorkshire equivalents, and Dylan Thomas won the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes. O'Brien enjoyed further Classic success in 2007 with Soldier Of Fortune in the Irish Derby, Peeping Fawn in the Irish Oaks and Astronomer Royal in the French 2,000 Guineas, while Dylan Thomas collected the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. In 2008, O'Brien carried all before him winning six Classics - Henrythenavigator (StanJames.com & Irish 2,000 Guineas), Halfway To Heaven (Irish 1,000 Guineas), Frozen Fire (Irish Derby) Moonstone (Irish Oaks) and Septimus (Irish St Leger) - as well as five Group One contests courtesy of Duke Of Marmalade, whose triumphs have included the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Juddmonte International. O'Brien won the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2009 with Mastercraftsman, his ninth consecutive Irish Classic success. Other records to have fallen to O'Brien in 2009 included a record seventh victory in the Irish Derby with Fame And Glory and Yeats winning an unprecedented fourth Ascot Gold Cup. Group One success has continued this season with Fame And Glory collecting the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the Investec Coronation Cup, while Cape Blanco led home a one, two, three in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. He had two Group One winners at Royal Ascot this year - Lillie Langtry in the Coronation Stakes and Starspangledbanner in the Golden Jubilee Stakes. He has four children and the eldest Joseph rode his first winner as a 16-year-old in 2009. Darley July Cup record: 1999-1 STRAVINSKY 8/1; 1999-9 Bianconi 25/1
1999-14 Lavery 20/1; 2000- 9 Monashee Mountain 13/2; 2001- 1 MOZART 4/1F; 2001-7 Ishiguru 50/1; 2001-10 Freud 16/1; 2002-4 Landseer 7/2; 2002-8 Sahara Desert 40/1; 2002-14 Juniper 50/1; 2003-15 Tomahawk 25/1; 2004-7 Antonius Pius 5/1; 2006-14 Marcus Andronicus 20/1; 2008-2 US RANGER 9/2; 2008-4 Astronomer Royal 16/1
Born in Co Meath, Ireland, on May 14, 1970, Johnny Murtagh, who is married to Orla and has five children, was apprenticed to John Oxx and became Irish champion apprentice in 1989. He suffered drink problems early in his career but in 1995 became Irish champion jockey (he was also champion in 1996, 1998 and 2009). He has since gained international prominence, winning the 1995 Breeders' Cup Mile on Ridgewood Pearl and the following year's Beverly D Stakes on Timarida. He enjoyed a phenomenal international season in 2000, winning 12 Group Ones in six different countries, partnering Sinndar to victory in both the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs and Irish Derby and then the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, winning the Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks and Prix de l'Opera on Petrushka and the Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf on Kalanisi among others. He was the most successful rider at Royal Ascot in 2001 with five wins, including the Gold Cup on Royal Rebel and St James's Palace Stakes on Black Minnaloushe, aboard whom he also won the Irish 2,000 Guineas. He won the 2002 StanJames.com 2000 Guineas for Aidan O'Brien on Sir Alex Ferguson's Rock Of Gibraltar and landed a second Investec Derby on what again seemed the O'Brien second string, High Chaparral, and landed a third renewal of that Classic with Motivator in 2005. In 2003 he won the Irish Derby on Alamshar and took a break in the summer to sort out problems with his back and weight. He stepped down from being stable jockey to John Oxx and had a short-lived spell as stable jockey to David Loder. Murtagh rode over hurdles in the 2005/06 season and came close to riding a Cheltenham Festival winner when second on Golden Cross in the 2006 Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Among his Group One victories in 2007 were Dylan Thomas (King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes), Peeping Fawn (Yorkshire Oaks, Nassau Stakes & Irish Oaks), Soldier's Tale (Golden Jubilee Stakes), Simply Perfect (Falmouth Stakes) and Notnowcato (Tattersalls Gold Cup). With Kieren Fallon out of action, Murtagh was announced as the retained rider for Coolmore for 2008. His association with the famous yard has been nothing less than spectacular, with StanJames.com and Irish 2,000 Guineas victories on Henrythenavigator, five Group One wins on Duke Of Marmalade and six winners at Royal Ascot in 2008. He won the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 2009 on the O'Brien-trained Mastercraftsman and was successful aboard the David Wachman-trained Again in the fillies' equivalent. Other highlights last season include Fame And Glory's success in the Irish Derby, Rip Van Winkle's victory in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and Yeats' record-breaking fourth success in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. He had a terrific Royal Ascot this year, riding four winners including Lillie Langtry in the Group One Coronation Stakes and Starspangledbanner in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes. Fame And Glory collected the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the Investec Coronation Cup, while Cape Blanco won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Darley July Cup record: 1999-9 Bianconi 25/1; 2001-7 Ishiguru 50/1; 2002-8 Sahara Desert 40/1; 2003-2 Choisir 9/4F; 2004-1 FRIZZANTE 14/1; 2005-5 Balmont 16/1; 2006-13 Falkirk 13/2; 2008-2 US Ranger 9/2;2009-5 King's Apostle 20/1
STARTING STALLS 45 TODAY
It may not be the fact dearest to the heart of the Michael Stoute-trained Spanish Moon, favourite for today’s Group Two Princess Of Wales’s Stakes, but today is the 45th anniversary of debut of starting stalls in British Racing.
They were first used 45 years ago to the day, on July 8, 1965, in the Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket. The race was a five-furlong event for two-year-olds and the winner was Track Spare, owned and trained by Ron Mason and ridden by Lester Piggott.
The Newmarket race was a test for the stalls, and it was deemed a successful one and, as a consequence, they were gradually introduced into British racing over the next two years. Newmarket led the way in 1965 with more courses taking up the challenge in 1966. The first Epsom Derby to use starting stalls was in 1967.
British racing did not exactly lead the way in using the stalls, the Americans introduced the electric stall as early as 1939. In 1946, after the Second World War, the Australians also began using starting stalls, importing US products.
These days, the stalls used by Race Tech, the specialist company which operates the stalls on behalf of the majority of British race tracks, are imported from Australia. They are essentially mechanical devices with an electrical release mechanism.
They don’t come cheap either: a standard 10-stall unit would cost around £75,000.
CHAMPAGNE LANSON TOP JOCKEY - SECOND DAY STANDINGS
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Ryan Moore 2 1 3 34
Richard Hughes 3 - - 30
Frankie Dettori 1 1 3 24
Kieren Fallon 1 2 - 20
Tom Queally 2 - - 20
Graham Gibbons 1 1 1 18
Michael Hills 1 1 - 15
Jimmy Fortune - 2 1 13
Steve Drowne 1 - - 10
Joe Fanning 1 - - 10
David Probert 1 - - 10
Richard Hills - - 2 6
Ahmed Ajtebi - 1 - 5
Eddie Ahern - 1 - 5
William Buick - 1 - 5
Jim Crowley - 1 - 5
Liam Jones - 1 - 5
Franny Norton - 1 - 5
Jack Doyle - - 1 3
Seb Sanders - - 1 3
Jamie Spencer - - 1 3
Hayley Turner - - 1 3
CHAMPAGNE LANSON TOP TRAINER - SECOND DAY STANDINGS
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Richard Hannon 4 - 2 46
Andrew Balding 1 2 - 20
Mick Channon 1 1 - 15
Barry Hills 1 1 - 15
Ed McMahon 1 1 - 15
Mahmood Al Zarooni - 2 1 13
Mark Johnston 1 - 1 13
Roger Charlton 1 - - 10
Paul Cole 1 - - 10
Ed Dunlop 1 - - 10
William Jarvis 1 - - 10
Jeremy Noseda 1 - - 10
James Fanshawe - 2 - 10
John Gosden - 1 1 8
Ralph Beckett - 1 - 5
David Elsworth - 1 - 5
William Haggas - 1 - 5
Linda Stubbs - 1 - 5
Eric Alston - - 1 3
James Bethell - - 1 3
Gerard Butler - - 1 3
Michael Jarvis - - 1 3
Alan McCabe - - 1 3
Hughie Morrison - - 1 3
Sir Mark Prescott - - 1 3
Sir Michael Stoute - - 1 3
Saeed bin Suroor - - 1 3
Points awarded on following basis: Winner - 10 points; Second - 5 points; Third - 3 points
1.30pm Champagne Lanson E.B.F. Fillies' Handicap
FOLLY BRIDGE (John Deer) Roger Charlton 3-9-2 Steve Drowne  17/2
2.00pm totesport.com Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
FIREBACK (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds VII) Andrew Balding 3-8-1 David Probert  12/1
2.35pm Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes (Group Two)
MEMORY (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Masquerade) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes  5/4f
3.10pm Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Group One)
MUSIC SHOW (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Richard Hughes  13/2
3.45pm European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes
NATIVE KHAN (FR) (V Araci) Ed Dunlop 2-9-3 Kieren Fallon  14/1
4.20pm Three Chimneys Maiden Stakes
COTTON MILL (Ali Saeed) William Jarvis 3-9-3 Joe Fanning  66/1
4.55pm Abu Dhabi International Stakes (P.A. Group Two)
NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH (Al Khalediah Stable) Jean Bernard FR 6-9-13 Jean-Baptiste Hamel
5.30pm Fresssh Bathrooms Handicap
SUITED AND BOOTED (IRE) (R Morecombe & D Anderson) Richard Hannon 3-9-6 Richard Hughes  9/1
1.30pm Bahrain Trophy (Group Three)
CORSICA (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori  15/8 Fav
2.00pm TNT July Stakes (Group Two)
LIBRANNO (McDowell Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Ryan Moore  10/1
2.35pm sportingbet.com Heritage Handicap
CIRCUMVENT (The Fairy Story Partnership) Paul Cole 3-9-07 Tom Queally  40/1
3.10pm Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes
SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda p1 t4-9-02 Tom Queally  14/1
3.45pm European Breeders’ Fund Conditions Stakes
CASUAL GLIMPSE (Sir Robert Ogden) Richard Hannon 2-9-01 Ryan Moore  7/1
4.20pm Portland Place Conditions Stakes
CRITICAL MOMENT (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-8-12 Michael Hills  11/4 Jt Fav
4.55pm Warehouse Solutions Handicap
ASTROPHYSICAL JET (Ladas) Ed McMahon 3-9-10 Graham Gibbons  9/2 Fav
Race 1 Win Quotes - Group Three Bahrain Trophy
ITALIAN SCORES ON CORSICA
Corisca could take in the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York in August en route to the Group One Ladbrokes St Leger after providing racing’s most famous Italian, Frankie Dettori, with a first race victory on the second day of the Champagne Lanson July Festival at Newmarket in the Group Three Bahrain Trophy over a mile and five furlongs.
The Mark Johnston-trained colt was sent off the well-supported 15/8 favourite but was forced to dig deep to overhaul longtime leader Harris Tweed inside the final furlong and win by three quarters of a length.
Corsica, who had finished third to the runner-up in a Musselburgh handicap on June 5, was returning to form after disappointing his trainer in the Group Three Queen’s Vase over two miles at Royal Ascot on June 18.
Johnston revealed: “He stayed well there today but saying that, it was probably a bit too far at Ascot. I thought he was possibly our best chance of the week at Ascot so I was a bit disappointed.
“I have not thought as far ahead as the St Leger at Docaster on September 11). I think maybe the Great Voltigeur (at York). We will have to see about that. At least the entries for the St Leger have not closed yet.
“He has kept his form well. The second had beaten him getting 18lb at Musselburgh so the only blip on his copy book is the Queen’s Vase.”
Dettori added: “He is a good stayer and I thought we would go and win quite well. It was a bit of hard work but he got there in the end. He has a tendency to go left so I didn’t want to fight him when I was off the bridle. I started him in the middle and he actually got himself organised and went straight as a bullet.
“He is a grand horse - he’s a bit quirky but he goes forward and wins races. He has got his own mind - he can go left and right - but he got the job done.
“My wife is here with some friends and I told them that this would nearly win, so they should have won some money. I'll leave any St Leger decision to Mark - he needs to step up a bit more again but he keeps on improving.”
The Cape Cross three-year-old is a 16/1 shot with totesport for the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster in September, while Paddy Power and Boylesports both offer 20/1.
Race 1 - The Bahrain Trophy - Placed Quotes
HARRIS TWEED ALMOST MAKES THE RAIL ROUTE PAY
The Haggas team of father Brian and son William decided that the rail route was the place for the their progressive three-year-old Harris Tweed in the Group Three Bahrain Trophy, and the decision almost paid off.
“That was the plan, we wanted to stretch him,” said Brian Haggas, owner of the horse.
In the final furlong, Harris Tweed the 5/2 second favourite, and Corsica, the 15/8 favourite, pulled clear of the field, Corsica getting the upper hand to win by three-quarters of a length.
“They were clear, were they? I didn’t even notice, I was just concentrating on our horse. It was a terrific race, but you are always disappointed when you get touched off,” said Brian Haggas.
The last time the two horses met, at Musselborough in June, it was Harris Tweed who came out on top, winning by just over five lengths. However, the winner was receiving 18lb that day from Corsica.
“Today day the other horse was just a touch better, but at the weights we’ve come a lot closer. I’d like to think there might be a bit more progression in him yet,” said Brian Haggas.
JOCKEYS GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE GROUND
After the running of the first race, the Group Three Bahrain Trophy, the following jockeys gave their opinion on the state of the ground for day two of the Champagne Lanson July Festival.
Frankie Dettori, rider of the winner Corsica, said: “The same as yesterday.”
Liam Jones, rider of the runner-up Harris Tweed, said: “Nice ground, no jar.”
Jamie Spencer, rider of the third Caucus, said: “Good ground.”
Jimmy Fortune, rider of Simenon, who finished fourth, said: “Good to firm.”
William Buick, rider of the unplaced Prizefighting, said: “Nice, quick ground.”
Ryan Moore, rider of the unplaced Very Good Day, said: “Maybe a bit more juice than yesterday, but quick ground.”
Tom Queally, rider of the unplaced Kithonia, said: “Safe, good to firm ground.”
Race 2 - The TNT July Stakes - Winner’s Quotes
LIBRANNO KEEPS THE HANNON BANDWAGON ROLLING
The Richard Hannon success story shows no sign of stopping or even slowing down: Libranno the latest off the conveyor belt. The two-year-old won the Group Two TNT July Stakes from the front at the generous odds of 10/1 and dented a few reputations.
“I sent him half-cocked to Newmarket last time and he won. If they win for me first time, they usually have a bit more in the tank,” said Hannon
“Oliver [McDowell, the owner and breeder] wanted to come here as this is his local track. My idea was to go to Ascot on Friday. What do I know?
“He’s a bit free at home and today he left the gate a bit quick and Ryan left him where he was . I said in the paddock beforehand, ‘If he leaves the gate good, don’t try and organise him and they’ll all be looking for him. Let him roll.’
“You’ve got to give him some respect now,” said Hannon.
Although full of praise for Libranno’s performance, Hannon is still convinced that Strong Suit is his best juvenile. “There’s no doubt that Strong Suit is my best two-year-old. He’s a very, very good horse, I think. I hope,” he said.
Ryan Moore, the winning rider, added: “He is a tough horse and he saw it out very well. The Hannons are cleaning up at the moment in these races.”
Oliver McDowell, the owner/breeder who started out in racing as an apprentice with Joe Lawson in Newmarket, said: “This is what I expected from her mother but she got injured, which cut her career very short. But I stood by her, got her back to health and decided to breed from her. We have got a couple of nice relatives to this horse - a half-sister by Shirocco and a half-brother by Tiger Hill.
“I have been owning for a long time but not breeding - I thought that I was too old to start breeding! It was only because Annabelle Ja got injured and I loved her so much - I called her after three of my grandchildren. I have 15 grandchildren, so I will have to breed a lot more horses and name them all after them.
“I bought Annabelle Ja for 18,000 guineas at the breeze-ups (in 2005).”
Race 2 Place Quotes - Group Two TNT July Stakes
NEEBRAS PLEASES AS ELZAAM DISAPPOINTS
Neebras ran a promising race under Frankie Dettori to take second in the Group Two TNT July Stakes, three quarters of a length behind the winner, Libranno.
The Mahmood Al Zarooni-trained Godolphin two-year-old, a 100/30 chance for the six-furlong contest, showed improvement in defeat having landed a Goodwood maiden by four lengths on his previous start.
Al Zarooni said of the Oasis Dream colt: “I am very happy with the way he has run, the winner is a nice horse. Frankie said that Neebras showed his inexperience and maybe with more experience he will run much better. I will speak with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and then we will make plans.”
Elzaam, caught in the final strides when runner-up to Strong Suit in the Group Two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, was sent off a warm 4/7 favourite but could only manage third, a further three lengths adrift.
Trainer Michael Jarvis said: “He has run disappointingly.”
Race 3 Win Quotes - sportingbet.com Heritage Handicap
CIRCUMVENT SCORES AT 40/1
Circumvent caused a 40/1 upset when landing the £80,000 sportingbet.com Heritage Handicap under top-weight for trainer Paul Cole and jockey Tom Queally.
The three-year-old gelding brought Group race form to proceedings, having won the Group Three Prix Thomas Byron at Saint-Cloud last term.
A disappointing effort when a long last of five to Cape Blanco in the Group Two Dante Stakes at York in May was brushed aside on the July Course as Queally drove his mount to a battling neck victory over Breakheart in the 10-furlong contest.
Cole, who was saddling his 10th winner of the season, said: “We needed that, it has been a quiet year. He is a very good horse but his best form is in soft ground. We hoped he would win today but we certainly weren’t expecting him to win.
“In the Dante the ground didn’t suit, it was too firm. I also think he pulled muscles that day as he lugged a bit through the race.
“He needs a bit of give in the ground to get the best out of him and the plans is for an autumn campaign and a trip to Deauville in the meantime. He is a Group horse and we will stick to 10 furlongs for now but I do think he will stay a mile and a half.
“It’s wonderful to have traditional owners breeders enjoying a win like this, it gets a bit boring otherwise.”
Owner/breeder Christabelle Goodwin of the Fairy Story Partnership said: “Our foundation mare was called Fairy Story, which is why we decided to call ourselves the Fairy Story Partnership 25 years ago. He’s such a fighter and his half-sister is running tonight at Doncaster, so we will be stonking up there at half-past three.”
Oliver Cole, the trainer’s son and assistant, added: “He came back from York and he pulled a muscle behind, so we have taken a bit of time to get him back. He’s in great form and we were just trying to get a bit of confidence into him and maybe go for a Group race.
“He was always a bit difficult to control as a baby and gelding him really made him into a racehorse. He’s very easy to train now and very straightforward.”
Race 3 - The sportingbet.com Heritage Handicap - Placed Quotes
BREAKHEART LAST ON THE SCENE
Breakheart, trained by Andrew Balding, was the fastest finisher in the sportingbet.com Heritage Handicap. Running over 10 furlongs for the first time, the Sakhee gelding, who started at 20/1, showed that he lasted every yard, finishing strongly to go down to Circumvent by just a neck.
“We’re very pleased, he got the trip well. He’s a progressive horse and should be capable of winning more races, I hope,” said Balding.
“The jockey [Franny Norton] said the ground was lively enough for him. He wouldn’t want it much quicker than that. We’ll see where we go next. He’s still well enough handicapped to win one of these races,” he added.
Arlequin, trained by James Bethell, also a 20/1 shot, was just a short head behind Breakheart. Bethel said: “We were a bit unlucky, I think. We just got stopped at a crucial moment.
“He was very relaxed - for him - because he can fight a bit early. He’s a very nice horse. He didn’t act at Epsom, but he was stuck up 11lb by the handicapper, and I was having an argument with the handicapper - but I suppose I won’t have an argument now,” he added.
Race 4 - The Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes - Winners Quotes
SANS FRONTIERES FULFILS PROMISE
San Frontieres, on only his seventh appearance on a racetrack, posted his second victory with a shock win in the Group Two Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes. Starting at 14/1, the four-year-old surprised even his trainer, Jeremy Noseda.
“Honestly, I came here and I thought he’d finish in the first three. I didn’t think he’d beat Spanish Moon [the Michael Stoute-trained favourite], but I looked at the race beforehand and I thought, ‘If Spanish Moon doesn’t perform, we’ve got as good as a chance as anything.’ And it’s worked out, and I’m so... happy, happy.
Noseda explained that Sans Frontieres three-year-old season was curtailed when he got an injury. “It was just prior to Royal Ascot last year. And when we brought him back this season, it was a question of getting him fit.
“His first two efforts were my fault. He wasn’t fit enough at Newmarket and then I shouldn’t have run him at Chester on soft ground. Then he raced at Royal Ascot [where he was fourth to Harbinger in the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes] and showed a glimmer, a suggestion that he was on the way back. And he has worked a little bit better at home since Royal Ascot,” added the trainer.
It was after Ascot that the trainer made the decision to run the horse in cheekpieces. “It just felt at Ascot he never really travelled and never gave Tom [Queally] a chance to ride a race on him, because he wasn’t sharp. He didn’t have enough tactical speed throughout the race, so Tom couldn’t put him where he wanted to be. So I put the cheekpieces on, not because there were questions about the horse’s attitude, his desire to go and do the job, but just to make him a little bit sharper and to make him run more smoothly through the race,” said Noseda.
Will he go for a Group One now? “You know that’s a big step. From this to Group One, is the biggest step there is in racing. I’ll have to go home and sit down. I didn’t come here expecting to win, so I didn’t look much beyond today. I’ll have a look and hopefully they’ll be a better day ahead, but if not I’m still very happy to have a winner for Sir Robert [Ogden, the owner]. He’s a huge supporter of the yard and it seems like a long time since we’ve had a Group winner for him,” said Noseda.
The trainer was also asked about Fleeting Spirit, who will be trying to win the Darley July Cup for the second year running tomorrow. “She’s in good order. I was out cantering with her this morning. We’ll go there and hopefully run a big race. She very rarely lets me down - in fact, I don’t think she’s ever let me down. We’ll give it our best shot.”
For Queally, victory on Sans Frontieres following his success on Circumvent, gave him a 614/1 double.
The jockey added: “There were signs of improvement and encouragement that he was back on track at Ascot. Today it proved that - he travelled strongly in the race and I took my time because he can take a bite a bit early. I just wanted to get him on an even keel and he picked up when it mattered and stayed on all the way to the line.
“He has had his problems in the past but he has always had talent - he’s a class horse and he is back on track.”
Race 4 Place Quotes - Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes
REDWOOD AND TAZEEZ TAKE THE PLACES
Redwood pleased trainer Barry Hills as he filled the runner-up berth in the Group Two Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes, two and a half lengths behind Sans Frontier.
The 16/1 shot had gone down by a head to Glass Harmonium on his seasonal return in the Group Three Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown before disappointing at Chester in May and then finishing fifth to Harbinger in the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.
That Ascot effort was the High Chaparral four-year-old’s first attempt at today’s trip of a mile and a half.
Hills commented: “He ran well at Ascot, things just didn’t go right for whatever reason.
“He has run a good race today. I knew he would run well as I thought the track would suit. I don’t know where he will go after this.”
Tazeez, who had finished a close third to Byword in the Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes over 10 furlongs at the Royal Meeting, kicked on a long way from home under Richard Hills.
The 5/1 shot was run out of it inside the final furlong as he faded to finish a further two and a quarter lengths adrift in third.
Trainer John Gosden said: “Tazeez ran well, no excuses, and he stayed the trip.”
Race 5 Win Quotes - European Breeders’ Fund Conditions Stakes
HANNON EYES SMART TARGETS FOR CASUAL GLIMPSE
Casual Glimpse (10/1) continued Richard Hannon’s rich vein of form with an impressive two and a half-length success in the six-furlong EBF Conditions Stakes.
The win completed an 87/1 double for the trainer and jockey Ryan Moore who had been on the mark earlier in the day with Libranno, while Casual Glimpse’s owner, Sir Robert Ogden, had a 119/1 double up following the success of Sans Frontieres in the previous race.
The Compton Place colt is held in sufficient regard for there to be talk among connections of Group One targets later in the season.
Richard Hannon jr, assistant trainer to his father, said: “Ryan was very impressed, he was complimentary and said he won well.
“The horse deserves a crack at a good one. I don’t think he’s in the Gimcrack at York but it is Sir Robert’s local track and we could supplement him. There’s the (Group One) Prix Morny and the (Group One) Phoenix Stakes as well, so we will look at something smart for him. He has class.”
Casual Glimpse, successful on his debut at Goodwood in May, was bouncing back from a disappointing fifth in the Listed Woodcote Stakes at Espom on June 5.
“He hated Epsom last time, he never got into the race and didn’t travel at all.”
Race 6 - The Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes - Winner’s Quotes
CRITICAL MOMENT FINDS HIS DISTANCE
Critical Moment started his season with a promising third in the Racing Post breezeupbonus.com Craven Stakes on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile and victory for the 11/4 joint favourite in the Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes seemed to confirm that the horse is happiest over a mile.
“We’ve tried him over a mile and a half, and we’ve tried him over a mile and a quarter and it looks like he wants a mile. He’s done it nicely.” said trainer Barry Hills.
“He a good honest, tough horse. I don’t know where we’ll go next. He’s in that Goodwood mile [the totesport mile handicap], but I think we’ll wait and see,” he added
Critical Moment travelled comfortably on the surface, but Hills said that he felt the ground was now “firm”.
“What you’ve got to understand is there’s only about six inches of soil on the top, underneath that is chalk. I mean it hasn’t rained for 10 weeks really - proper rain,” he said.
Race 6 Place Quotes - Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes
TRADE DEFEAT FAIR ENOUGH
David Elsworth was left ruing the steady early pace in the Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes after Fair Trade failed to peg back Critical Moment in the mile contest.
The Trade Fair colt, who was 10th of 19 in the StanJames.com 2000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile in May and failed to fire in the Listed Hampton Court Stakes over 10 furlongs at Royal Ascot, was settled at the rear of the nine-runner field before making a strong challenge inside the distance.
Sent off the 11/4 joint-favourite under Jimmy Fortune, Fair Trade came home a length behind his market rival.
Elsworth said: “He could have done with them going harder on the front end but he’s still learning so we’ll have to take that.
“He gets the mile well and we could go a mile and a quarter with him again but he’s got plenty of speed.
“When he comes out at the start he hits those stalls like a sprinter. Jimmy has jumped out and anchored him today but then they didn’t go hard enough. He has come to win his race but just flattened a bit. We’ll take it on the chin.”
Richard Hannon saddled the game and consistent Britannia Handicap third Invincible Soul (7/2) to fill the same berth here, a neck further back.
The trainer commented: “He ran a super race at Royal Ascot and he’s run a corker again. I don’t know where we’ll go but it will be further next time. Really, he was 12lb wrong with the winner so it was a tough ask.”
Race 7 Win Quotes - Warehouse Solutions Handicap
ASTROPHYSICAL JETS TO SUCCESS
Astrophysical Jet blew away her rivals in the Warehouse Solutions Handicap and landed a gamble to boot after she was backed into 9/2 favourite from an early show of 10/1 this morning.
The Ed McMahon-trained three-year-old cruised through the five-furlong contest before sprinting clear of her rivals for a two and a half-length triumph under Graham Gibbons.
The Dubawi filly, a 42,000 guineas yearling purchase at Tattersalls in 2008, was originally viewed as a Classic candidate and finished third in an Ayr Group Three in September, a race in which Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes heroine Music Show was only 10th.
But sprinting appears to be her game and she relished the drop down to the minimum trip after competing exclusively at six furlongs so far this term.
McMahon commented: “We bought the filly from Tattersalls, primarily to go to the 1,000 Guineas this year. Everyone in the press says that this filly was highly-tried as a two-year-old but she beat Music Show and was then fifth to that filly in the (Group Two) Rockfel Stakes.
“Graham was always of the opinion that five furlongs was her trip but her pedigree, with Guineas winner Highclere (third dam) in there, meant that we felt she was entitled to stay further.
“This shows she’s a sprinter and hopefully we can get a Listed or Group race win.
“She’s a very quick filly. Dubawi is sending out a lot of quick horses and it would have been nice if she could have had a bit of distance in there too with her pedigree.
“Where we go next is largely in the lap of the gods. She was rated 93 today and the way she has done it, it’s with the handicapper now.”
Psychic powers would be handy for the sportingbet.com Heritage Handicap [2:35pm], which is the most complex puzzle on today’s card. Either that or just go along with Pricewise, in the Racing Post, which appears to be the prevailing thought. His selection, the Pat Eddery-trained Contract Caterer has had his odds cut dramatically: 8/1 from 12/1 with totesport; and 7/1 from 14/1 with Paddy Power.
In the same race, Sand Skier, trained by Mark Johnston, has been supported with SkyBet, 12/1 from 16/1, and Gold Rules, featuring the redoubtable combination of Luca Cumani and Kieren Fallon, has been backed with totesport, 10/1 from 12/1.
In the Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes [3.10pm], Spanish Moon has hardened as favourite. The relatively lightly-raced six-year-old has a good runs-to-wins ratio, with victories in six of his 15 outings. The Michael Stoute-trained horse is now 13/8 from 7/4 with Paddy Power.
Astrophysical Jet has been highly tried in his brief career, with four of his six outings have been in Listed or Group races, but back in handicap company the three-year-old, trained by Ed McMahon, has been roundly supported in the final race, the Warehouse Solutions Handicap [4.55pm]: now 13/2 from 9/1 with Paddy Power, and 7/1 from 10/1 with both SkyBet and totesport.
Eleven races without a victory has meant that Sohraab’s rating has tumbled 10lb to 92 and as the Hughie Morrison-trained six-year-old won off a 3lb higher mark last year, it’s perhaps not surprising that there’s been some support for the six-year-old as well, 7/1 from 17/2 with SkyBet.
GOING NEWS AT 10.30am
After six millimetres of water was applied last night, and following a further millimetre and a half of light rainfall this morning, the going on day two of the Champagne Lanson July Festival remains:
GOOD TO FIRM (Watered)
Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing, commented: “Following the light rain this morning and the six millimetres we applied last night, the going is good to firm and the course is walking not dissimilar to yesterday.
“It appears to be brightening and I can see the rain clouds clearing on the horizon. We are set for a dry afternoon with sunny spells and temperatures of around 23 Celcius or 24 Celcius.”
Friday, Darley July Cup Day, is forecast to be dry but warmer, with temperatures reaching 27 Celsius.
UPDATED GoingStick READINGS, TAKEN AT NOON TODAY
OVERALL - 7.6
STANDS’ SIDE - 7.5
CENTRE - 7.8
FAR SIDE - 7.4
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.30pm THE BAHRAIN TROPHY
Class 1, Group 3, £60,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo, 1m 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2010, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £34,062; 2nd: £12,912; 3rd: £6,462; 4th: £3,222; 5th: £1,614; 6th: £810
1) CORSICA (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori  15/8 Fav
2) HARRIS TWEED (Brian Haggas) William Haggas 3-9-00 Liam Jones  5/2
3) CAUCUS (Normandie Stud Ltd) Hughie Morrison 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer 
4) SIMENON (IRE) (Mr Greenwood, Ms James & Mr Cockburn) Andrew Balding 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune 
5) VERY GOOD DAY (FR) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Ryan Moore 
6) KITHONIA (FR) (Niarchos Family) Henry Cecil 3-8-11 Tom Queally 
7) PRIZEFIGHTING (USA) (H R H Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden b1 3-9-00 William Buick 
Time: 2m 43.51s Distances: ¾, 5, 1, ½, 7, 3
Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd & P A Byrne Breeding: b c Cape Cross (IRE) - Cedar Sea (IRE) (Persian Bold))
Tote Win: £2.60 Places: £1.70; £1.90 Exacta: £6.20
Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2009 Awzaan), Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2003 Lucky Story, 2007 McCartney), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2008 Jukebox Jury), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2003 Lucky Story, 2004 Shamardal), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2008 Shaweel), StanJames.com Jockey Club Stakes (2010 Jukebox Jury), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a season (1987-2009): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 130; 126; 216; Wins in 2010: 111
Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (13) Derby (2007 Authorized), Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Wins (1987-2009): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67; 103; ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2010: 58
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.00pm THE TNT JULY STAKES
Class 1, Group 2, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo colts & geldings, 6f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £39,739; 2nd: £15,064; 3rd: £7,539; 4th: £3,759; 5th: £1,883
1) LIBRANNO (McDowell Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Ryan Moore  10/1
2) NEEBRAS (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori  100/30
3) ELZAAM (AUS) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 2-8-12 Richard Hills  4/7 Fav
4) APPROVE (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Bahram)) William Haggas 2-9-01 Eddie Ahern 
5) MARSTON MOOR (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Ahmed Ajtebi 
Time: 1m 11.37s Distances: ¾, 3¼, 2¼, 2
Breeder: O McDowell Breeding: b c Librettist (USA) - Annabelle Ja (FR) (Singspiel (IRE))
Tote Win: £8.10 Places: £2.60; £1.80 Exacta: £19.40
Winning Trainer: Name: Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Richmond Stakes (1992 Son Pardo, 2008 Prolific, 2009 Dick Turpin), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky, 2009 Monsieur Chevalier), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), bet365 Mile (2009 & 2010 Paco Boy), DFS Park Hill Stakes (2009 The Miniver Rose), DFS May Hill Stakes (2005 Nasheej, 2009 Pollenator), totesport Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin), TNT July Stakes (1989 Rock City, 1991 Showbrook, 2002 Mister Links, 2010 Libranno) 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; Number of wins in a season (1982-2009): 38; 49; 28; 37; 56; 33; 43; 55; 73; 126; 154; 182; 112; 115; 109; 94; 108; 123; 135; 110; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 134; 171; 188; Wins in 2010: 105
Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce) Group One Wins: Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes (2009 Beethoven), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle) Other Big Race Wins Include: Bunbury Cup (2009 PlumPudding), Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle), Betfair Gordon Stakes (2009 Harbinger), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), DFS Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), TNT July Stakes (2010 Libranno) Number of Wins 2002-2009: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126; 186 (champion jockey); 178 (champion jockey) Wins in 2010: 74
THIRD RACE RESULT
2.35pm THE sportingbet.com HERITAGE HANDICAP
Class 2, £80,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo rated 0-105, 1m 2f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 26, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £49,848; 2nd: £14,928; 3rd: £7,464; 4th: £3,736; 5th: £1,864; 6th: £936
1) CIRCUMVENT (The Fairy Story Partnership) Paul Cole 3-9-07 Tom Queally  40/1
2) BREAKHEART (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 3-8-03 Franny Norton  20/1
3) ARLEQUIN (J Carrick) James Bethell 3-8-07 Graham Gibbons  20/1
4) SAND SKIER (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-05 Joe Fanning  11/1
5) HOT PROSPECT (Alan Spence) Michael Jarvis 3-9-05 Philip Robinson 
6) CONTRACT CATERER (IRE) (Brook Farm Bloodstock) Pat Eddery 3-8-10 Frankie Dettori 
7) RANSOM NOTE (Raymond Mould) Barry Hills 3-9-04 Michael Hills  5/1 Fav
8) START RIGHT (Leonidas Marinopoulos) Luca Cumani 3-8-02 Hayley Turner 
9) AQUARIAN SPIRIT (P S Cresswell & Mrs P A Morrison) Richard Fahey 3-7-13 Jimmy Quinn 
10) RED BADGE (IRE) (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-9-04 Jimmy Fortune 
11) GOLD RULES (Leonidas Marinopoulos) Luca Cumani 3-8-08 Kieren Fallon 
12) PLEASANT DAY (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Brian Meehan b3-9-03 Martin Dwyer 
13) CONSTANT CONTACT (Kingsclere Racing Club) Andrew Balding 3-8-08 Liam Keniry 
14) AGENT ARCHIE (USA) (D Gorton) John Best 3-8-00 (3lb ow) Kieren Fox (5) 
15) DUBAI MIRACLE (USA) (Ahmad Al Shaikh) David Simcock 3-8-10 Martin Lane (3) 
16) TREBLE JIG (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-07 (2lb ow) Ryan Moore 
17) POINT OUT (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-8-05 William Buick 
18) CALDERCRUIX (USA) (Fitri Hay) Tom Tate 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer 
19) DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Greg Fairley 
19 ran Non-Runner: Sweet Child O’Mine (Self Certificate, Not Eaten Up)
Time: 2m 04.65s Distances: nk, sh, nose, 1, 1, nk, 2, hd, 1¾, 1, 2, nk, 2, ¾, 4½, ½, 1¼, 3½
Breeder: Deepwood Farm Stud Breeding: ch g Tobougg (IRE) - Seren Devious (Dr Devious (IRE))
Tote Win: £52.70 Place: £9.40; £5.20; £6.30; £3.40 Exacta: £818.00
Winning trainer:-Name Cole, Paul Frederick Irvine Date of birth: 11/9/41 Trains at Whatcombe, Wantage, Oxfordshire Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Richmond Sturdy & George Todd Classic wins: (2) St Leger (1990 Snurge); Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous) Major wins include: Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous), Italian Derby (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star), King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), St Leger (1990 Snurge), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Italian Oaks (1993 Bright Generation), Queen Mary Stakes (1996 Dance Parade), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1991 & 1992 Ruby Tiger), Premio Legnano (1993 Ruby Tiger), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum), Grand Prix de Deauville (1993 Snurge), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lincoln Handicap (1997 Kuala Lipis, 2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1996 Putra, 1997 Central Park, 2006 Strategic Prince), Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (2007 River Proud), Parknasilla Hotal Goffs Million (2007 Luck Money) Other details: Champion trainer in 1991 Horses in training (1985-2010): 84; 107; 112; 120; 120 ; 117; 105; 131; 136; 157; 129; 140; 141; 134; 118; 117; 111; 114; 97; 92; 83; 73; 61; 85; 92; 88; Wins (1984-2009): 61; 54; 64; 55; 43; 51; 53; 73; 86; 67; 69; 77; 74; 60; 64; 76; 51; 56; 61; 56; 41; 31; 44; 29; 50; 37; Wins in 2010: 10
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 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) Wins 2003-2009: 1; 66*, 43 (*Champion Apprentice), 59; 66; 62; 109; Wins In 2010: 52
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.10pm THE PRINCESS OF WALES’S sportingbet.com STAKES
Class 1, Group 2, £95,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m 4f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 3lb; 3yo fillies 8st; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; 4yo+ fillies & mares 8st 13lb. Penalties: after November 1, 2009, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties). Penalty Values: 1st: £53,931.50; 2nd: £20,444; 3rd: £10,231.50; 4th: £5,101.50; 5th: £2,555.50; 6th: £1,282.50
1) SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda p1 t4-9-02 Tom Queally  14/1
2) REDWOOD (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 4-9-02 Michael Hills  16/1
3) TAZEEZ (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 6-9-02 Richard Hills  5/1
4) SPANISH MOON (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 6-9-02 Ryan Moore  11/8 Fav
5) HOLBERG (UAE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-02 Frankie Dettori 
6) NANTON (USA) (Stuart Morrison) Jim Goldie 8-9-02 Jimmy Fortune 
7) CROWDED HOUSE (Paul Reddam, Carmen Burrell, Jonathan Harvey) Brian Meehan b4-9-02 Martin Dwyer 
8) MAN OF IRON (USA) (Samanda Racing) Luca Cumani 4-9-02 Kieren Fallon 
Time: 2m 30.34s Distances: 2½, 2¼, ¾, 1½, 3½, 8, 3¾
Breeder: The Lavington Stud
Breeding: ch c Galileo (IRE) - Lila (Shirley Heights)
Tote Win: £28.60 Place: £4.50; £3.50; £1.50 Exacta: £208.90
Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years) British Classic Wins: (1) Ladbrokes St Leger (2006 Sixties Icon) Major wins: Darley July Cup (Fleeting Spirit), Irish 2000 Guineas (2006 Araafa); Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain - 2006 Sander Camillo), Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie) Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy), Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow Park), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis), Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes (2003 Just James, 2009 Arabian Gleam), Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2007 Fleeting Spirit), Gimcrack Stakes (2003 Balmont), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Musidora Stakes (2000 Kalypso Katie), Park Stakes (2007 & 2008 Arabian Gleam), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), Sussex Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Jockey Club Stakes (2007 Sixties Icon) Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes (2010 Sans Frontieres) Horses in training (1998-2010): 48; 78; 66; 70; 71; 67; 81; 91; 114; 117; 113; 119; 110; Wins in a season (1997-2010): 0, 18, 39, 40, 37, 43, 37, 34, 47; 46; 50; 61; 61 Wins in 2010: 22
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 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) Wins 2003-2009: 1; 66*, 43 (*Champion Apprentice), 59; 66; 62; 109; Wins In 2010: 53
FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm THE EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND
Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo which are EBF eligible and have not won a Class 1 race, 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 8lb. Penalties: each Class 4 race won 2lb; each Class 3 race won 4lb; each Class 2 race won 6lb (penalties cumulative & maximum penalty 10lb - nursery handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties). Penalty Values: 1st: £12,952; 2nd: £3,854; 3rd: £1,926; 4th: £962
1) CASUAL GLIMPSE (Sir Robert Ogden) Richard Hannon 2-9-01 Ryan Moore  7/1
2) LORD OF THE STARS (USA) (Mogeely Stud & Maura Gittins) Ralph Beckett 2-9-01 Jim Crowley  8/1
3) ROAYH (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-01 Frankie Dettori  Evens Fav
4) FITYAAN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-8-13 Richard Hills 
5) EXTRA POWER (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-9-01 Kieren Fallon 
6) MAJOR DUDE (Michael Pescod & Justin Dowley) Richard Hannon 2-8-13 Jimmy Fortune 
Time: 1m 12.65s Distances: 2½, 2¼, 2¼, 2¾, 11
Breeder: Wickfield Farm Partnership Breeding: b c Compton Place - Glimpse (Night Shift (USA))
Tote Win: £8.50 Place: £3.30; £3.00 Exacta: £55.80
Winning Trainer: Name: Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Richmond Stakes (1992 Son Pardo, 2008 Prolific, 2009 Dick Turpin), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky, 2009 Monsieur Chevalier), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), bet365 Mile (2009 & 2010 Paco Boy), DFS Park Hill Stakes (2009 The Miniver Rose), DFS May Hill Stakes (2005 Nasheej, 2009 Pollenator), totesport Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin), TNT July Stakes (1989 Rock City, 1991 Showbrook, 2002 Mister Links, 2010 Libranno) 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; Number of wins in a season (1982-2009): 38; 49; 28; 37; 56; 33; 43; 55; 73; 126; 154; 182; 112; 115; 109; 94; 108; 123; 135; 110; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 134; 171; 188; Wins in 2010: 106
Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce) Group One Wins: Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes (2009 Beethoven), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle) Other Big Race Wins Include: Bunbury Cup (2009 PlumPudding), Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle), Betfair Gordon Stakes (2009 Harbinger), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), DFS Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), TNT July Stakes (2010 Libranno) Number of Wins 2002-2009: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126; 186 (champion jockey); 178 (champion jockey) Wins in 2010: 75
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm THE PORTLAND PLACE PROPERTIES
Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo which have not won a Pattern race since 2yo, 1m. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 7, 2009, each Class 3 race won 3lb; for each Class 2 race won 5lb; for each Class 1 race won 8lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties - penalties cumulative & maximum penalty 12lb). Allowances: horses which have never run 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,462; 2nd: £3,732; 3rd: £1,866; 4th: £934; 5th: £466; 6th: £234
1) CRITICAL MOMENT (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-8-12 Michael Hills  11/4 Jt Fav
2) FAIR TRADE (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 3-8-12 Jimmy Fortune  11/4 Jt Fav
3) INVINCIBLE SOUL (IRE) (Pat Fahey) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Ryan Moore  7/2
4) SWEET SONNET (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-07 Ted Durcan 
5) CUMULUS NIMBUS (Mrs John Lee) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Pat Dobbs 
6) PARTY DOCTOR (Sir Robert Ogden) Tom Dascombe 3-8-12 Richard Kingscote 
7) MUFARRH (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-12 Richard Hills 
8) TT'S DREAM (Kachina Racing) Alistair Lidderdale 3-8-12 Greg Fairley 
9) GESSABELLE (Rebecca McEntee) Phil McEntee t3-8-07 Leonna Mayor 
Time: 1m 38.16s Distances: 1, nk, hd, ½, 1¼, nk, 14, 17
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc Breeding: b c Aptitude (USA) - Rou
Tote Win: £3.70 Place: £1.40; £1.50; £1.50 Exacta: £8.10
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 Classic wins: (5) 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1994 Moonax) Other major wins: Betfred Sprint Cup (2007 Red Clubs), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House, 1999 Distant Music), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Chester Vase (1979 Cracaval, 1973 Proverb, 1999 Peshtigo, 2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Dee Stakes (1970 Golden Monad, 1972 Our Mirage, 1973 Natsun, 1975 Ravel, 1979 Two Of Diamonds, 1985 Infantry, 1987 Sir Harry Lewis, 1989 Free Sweater, 1990 Blue Stag, 1998 Prolix, 2002 Sohaib), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Diadem Stakes (2006 Red Clubs), Falmouth Stakes (1976 Duboff), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1972, 1973 Rheingold), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir, 2006 Red Clubs), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Lowther stakes (2006 Silk Blossom), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Shelbourne Hotels Goffs 500 (2006 Silk Blossom), Sun Chariot Stakes (2006 Spinning Queen); Sussex Stakes (1990 Distant Relative), Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1987 Chaudennay, 1992 Aquamarine, 1994 Bolas, 1998 High And Low, 1999 Valentine Girl, 2005 Alumni) Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2007 Dark Angel), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2007 Dark Angel) St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dark Angel) VC Bet Challenge Stakes (2007 Miss Lucifer), Duke of York Stakes (2010 Equiano) 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: 74: 84: 79: 78: 109: 72: 107: 91: 107: 82: 101; 103; 89; 67; 88; Wins in 2010: 34
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 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: 27
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm THE WAREHOUSE SOLUTIONS HANDICAP
Class 3, £15,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 76-95 (also open to such horses rated 75 & below), 5f. Weights: highest weight 10st; minimum weight 8st 9lb (3yo 8st 4lb). Penalties: after June 26, each race won 6lb, Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,714; 2nd: £2,890; 3rd: £1,444.40; 4th: £721.50
1) ASTROPHYSICAL JET (Ladas) Ed McMahon 3-9-10 Graham Gibbons  9/2 Fav
2) FIVE STAR JUNIOR (USA) (Moyns Park Stud) Linda Stubbs 4-9-13 Kieren Fallon  8/1
3) INVINCIBLE LAD (IRE) (Con Harrington) Eric Alston 6-9-06 Ryan Moore  13/2
4) MEDICI TIME (Mrs C A Hodgetts) Tim Easterby v5-9-7 Ted Durcan 
5) CRIMEA (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XVI) David Nicholls 4-9-08 Adrian Nicholls 
6) TABARET (T L Adam, G F Pemberton) Richard Whitaker p7-9-06 Michael Hills 
7) RASAMAN (IRE) (Paul Moulton) Jim Goldie v6-9-03 Gary Bartley (3) 
8) INDIAN TRAIL (Martin Love, David Nicholls) David Nicholls v10-9-04 Franny Norton 
9) SOHRAAB (Pangfield Racing) Hughie Morrison 6-10-00 George Baker 
10) LENNY BEE (Ron Hull) David Brown 4-9-13 Philip Makin 
11) DORIC LADY (Buckingham Thoroughbreds I) James Toller 5-9-01 Frankie Dettori 
11 ran Non-Runner: Ziggy Lee (Self Certificate, Bad Scope)
Time: 57.79s Distances: 2½, nk, 1¼, ½, nk, ½, ¾, ½, 8, 7
Breeder: Grangecon Stud Breeding: b f Dubawi (IRE) - Common Knowledge (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Tote Win: £5.80 Place: £1.90; £2.90; £2.50 Exacta: £63.20
Winning trainer:-Name: McMahon, Ed Based: Hopwas, Staffordshire Background: Son of former trtainer Bryan McMahon. Rode out for his father as a child and became his assistant upon leaving school. Also rode 13 winners under both codes as an amateur jockey. Took over from his father in 2005. Horses in training (2005-2010): 30; 35; 43; 37; 47; 30; Wins (2005-2009): 25; 18; 22; 20; 22; Wins in 2010: 8
Winning jockey:-Name: Gibbons, Graham Background: Was apprenticed to Reg Hollinshead and then rode as retained jockey to owner John Fretwell. Son of a psychiatric nurse. On horseback since the age of seven, he is a former all-Ireland pony club champion. Big race wins: Cornwallis Stakes (2004 Castelletto), Diomed Stakes (2007 & 2008 Blythe Knight), Richmond Stakes (2005 Always Hopeful), Lincoln Handicap (2006 Blythe Knight), Hambleton Stakes (2007 Blythe Knight) Wins 2000-2009: 7; 54; 45; 34; 30; 58; 53; 32; 31; 82 Wins in 2010: 52
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