Friday, July 9, 2010
CHAMPAGNE LANSON JULY FESTIVAL 2010, NEWMARKET
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DARLEY JULY CUP DAY, FRIDAY 9TH JULY
CROWD UP AGAIN
The final day of the 2010 Champagne Lanson July Festival saw another increase in the crowd. Overall, the three days of the Festival saw a 6.5 increase on the 2009 figures.
Newmarket Racecourses Managing Director Stephen Wallis said: “Today’s crowd is 9,609 which is up one per cent on last year but more importantly we are up just on 2,000 people for the three days when compared to 2009's figures.
“Overall, that is a 6.5 per cent increase which is rewarding for us after all the hard work that everyone at Newmarket Racecourses has put into this year’s Champagne Lanson July Festival.
“We have staged three fabulous days of racing including two world-class Group One races - and the most revealing set of two-year-old races of the season to date.
“Special mention must go to trainer Richard Hannon and his team. It is an exceptional feat to win all three of the Group Two races staged for two-year-olds over the three days.”
TOP JOCKEY & TRAINER AWARDS
The top jockey award went right down to the wire, with Frankie Dettori eventually coming out on top with 49 points, ahead of Richard Hughes on 43 points.
It was not at all close in the race to be top trainer, with the all-conquering Richard Hannon team securing five winners and 61 points in total. Mark Johnston was his closer pursuer with a final total of 38 points.
CHAMPAGNE LANSON TOP JOCKEY
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Frankie Dettori 2 4 3 49
Richard Hughes 4 - 1 43
Jimmy Fortune 2 2 2 36
Ryan Moore 2 1 3 34
Kieren Fallon 1 3 - 25
Michael Hills 1 2 1 23
Tom Queally 2 - - 20
Graham Gibbons 1 1 1 18
Steve Drowne 1 - - 10
Joe Fanning 1 - - 10
Johnny Murtagh 1 - - 10
David Probert 1 - - 10
Amy Ryan 1 - - 10
Jamie Spencer 1 - - 10
Ahmed Ajtebi - 2 - 10
Richard Hills - - 2 6
Eddie Ahern - 1 - 5
William Buick - 1 - 5
Jim Crowley - 1 - 5
Liam Jones - 1 - 5
Franny Norton - 1 - 5
Frankie McDonald - 1 - 5
Tye Angland - - 1 3
William Carson - - 1 3
Jack Doyle - - 1 3
Shane Kelly - - 1 3
James Millman - - 1 3
Seb Sanders - - 1 3
Jamie Spencer - - 1 3
Hayley Turner - - 1 3
Points awarded on following basis: Winner - 10 points; Second - 5 points; Third - 3 points
CHAMPAGNE LANSON TOP TRAINER
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Richard Hannon 5 1 2 61
Mark Johnston 3 1 1 38
Barry Hills 1 2 1 23
Paul Cole 2 - - 20
Andrew Balding 1 2 - 20
Mahmood Al Zarooni - 3 1 18
Mick Channon 1 1 - 15
Ed McMahon 1 1 - 15
Jeremy Noseda 1 - 1 13
Roger Charlton 1 - - 10
Ed Dunlop 1 - - 10
John Dunlop 1 - - 10
William Jarvis 1 - - 10
Gay Kelleway 1 - - 10
Aidan O’Brien IRE 1 - - 10
James Fanshawe - 2 - 10
David Elsworth - 1 1 8
John Gosden - 1 1 8
Saeed bin Suroor - 1 1 8
Alan Bailey - 1 - 5
Ralph Beckett - 1 - 5
William Haggas - 1 - 5
William Knight - 1 - 5
Linda Stubbs - 1 - 5
Eric Alston - - 1 3
James Bethell - - 1 3
Gerard Butler - - 1 3
Jane Chapple-Hyam - - 1 3
Michael Jarvis - - 1 3
Alan McCabe - - 1 3
Paul Messara AUS - - 1 3
Rod Millman - - 1 3
Hughie Morrison - - 1 3
Sir Mark Prescott - - 1 3
Mick Quinlan - - 1 3
Sir Michael Stoute - - 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
1.30pm 32Red Casino Handicap
SEA LORD (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-9 Amy Ryan (5)  13/2
2.00pm 32red.com Superlative Stakes (Group Two)
KING TORUS (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes  7/2
2.35pm 32Red Trophy (Heritage Handicap) (Formerly the Bunbury Cup)
ST MORITZ (IRE) (Renata Jacobs) Mark Johnston 4-9-1 Frankie Dettori  4/1
3.10pm Darley July Cup (Group One) (British Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge)
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michelle Massey) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-5 Johnny Murtagh  2/1f
3.45pm Earl of Euston E.B.F. Maiden Fillies' Stakes
CATFISH (IRE) (Raymond Tooth) Gay Kelleway 2-9-0 Jimmy Fortune  40/1
4.20pm Weatherbys Nursery
MEMEN (IRE) (Jared Sullivan) Paul Cole 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune  12/1
4.55pm Egerton House Stables Handicap
TIMES UP (Mrs I Stewart-Brown & M Meacock) John Dunlop 4-10-0 Jamie Spencer  9/1
Race 4 - The Darley July Cup - Winning Quotes
BANNER SIMPLY SENSATIONAL - BUT WILL HE STAY OR WILL HE GO?
Starspangledbanner won his second consecutive Group One race when taking the highlight of the Champagne Lanson July Festival, the £400,000 Darley July Cup. This was also the second race in the Global Sprint Challenge that the four-year-old Choisir colt had collected following his Golden Jubilee success at Royal Ascot last month. This was a third victory in the Darley July Cup for trainer Aidan O’Brien, following the triumphs of Stravinsky (1999) and Mozart (2001).
Drawn in stall 11, Johnny Murtagh bought Starspangledbanner over to the far rail (for which he incurred the wrath of the stewards and picked up a six-day ban for careless riding) and the colt showed tremendous courage as he overhauled long-time leader Equiano, scoring by a neck in 1m 09.81s, fractionally outside the course record of 1m 09.50s.
Speaking after the race, trainer Aidan O’Brien emphasised that Starspangledbanner was unlike any other horse to have passed through his hands.
The master of Ballydoyle said: “It is very unusual for a horse to have so much speed but to be so courageous at the same time.
“He runs all the way and is unbelievably tenacious. He is very brave.
“All the signs showed us that he had improved since Royal Ascot and in his last piece of work, he covered four furlongs in 45 seconds. He is just an incredible horse.
“When he first came to Ballydoyle, we couldn’t believe he had won over a mile in Australia. He was an incredible horse before we got him and we have been privileged to have him.
“There was more pressure today than at Royal Ascot - there was more for us to lose - although we felt he had come forward since Ascot and Colm who rides him every day felt he was in good order.
“Mentally this horse is just brilliant. His reflexes are amazing. He just comes out of the gates and goes into top gear. His reflex muscles are just so fast - I think it must be genetic.
“From day one, we knew he was a very different sort of horse. I just couldn’t believe he had won over a mile in Australia, as he has quarter horse type speed.”
The big question that now has to be answered is whether Starspangledbanner stays in training at Ballydoyle and contests the leading sprints remaining in 2010, or whether he heads to Australia to take up stud duties. It is also a decision which has to be taken fast, as if the colt is going to head to Australia he needs to go into quarantine - with the deadline being midnight tonight.
O’Brien continued: “When he first came to us, the intention was just to go to Ascot and then he would go to stud. But he is just so special and it will hard to find another one like him. There will now be a big debate over the next few hours as to whether we keep him or whether he goes to Australia. I am sure the lads in Australia would love him, but we would love to keep him too.
“We feel privileged to have him - it is our job to prepare horses and it is what you get up in the morning to do, but we also have to recognise that it is a business too.”
Race 4 - The Darley July Cup - Winning Jockey Quotes
JOHNNY MURTAGH - THE WINNING JOCKEY ON STARSPANGLEDBANNER
Johnny Murtagh, the winning jockey on Starspangledbanner in the Darley July Cup, gave his initial reaction following the race.
He said: “Not many horses complete the Ascot-Newmarket double and you need to tough and resilient. This lad has got that - he’s got plenty of guts, he’s hardy - and he’s got loads of speed.
“I thought that going to the far rail would help my horse - they wouldn’t be all getting a lead off me so they had to make their own minds up. It was a nice move and probably helped win the race.
“He kicks well. Some Australian horses don’t come up the hill well but this lad does. He’s brave, hardy and thank God he has won again.”
The stewards found that his Murtagh’s manoeuver had caused interference to Prime Defender, Kingsgate Native, Serious Attitude and in turn Showcasing. The stewards held that this was due to careless riding by Murtagh in that he made his move when insufficiently clear. The ban takes effect on Friday, July 23 through to Wednesday, July 28, inclusive.
Starspangledbanner’s victory was the 11th time the Golden Jubilee Stakes/Darley July Cup double has been completed in the same year since 1945. The other horses to complete the double were Les Arcs (2006), Owington (1994), Polish Patriot (1991), Thatching (1979), Saritamer (1974), Parsimony (1972), Tudor Music (1969), Tin Whistle (1960) and Right Boy (1958 and 1959).
MORE FROM AIDAN O’BRIEN
Aidan O’Brien, interviewed on Racing UK by Lydia Hislop, said about Starspangledbanner: “He’s a very natural horse and we didn’t learn anything really between York and Ascot. He was a very good horse before he came to us - he was a Group One winner over six furlongs and a mile. I couldn’t believe that he was a Group One winner over a mile showing that kind of pace.
“When we ran him at York he was just ready to start after doing a lot of travelling. So he came forward from York and we were very happy with him from Ascot to today.
“The lads have done a wonderful job with him at home - Andrew and Colm, who rides him everyday - but obviously he was a very special horse in Australia.
“The stalls were towards the far rail so if Johnny was going to jump and be in front, the natural way was to go to the closest rail. I think that is what he did and I didn’t know what happened.
“I thought that when Johnny jumped on him and went to the rail that he was clear at the time, but I didn’t see it but I am not sure.
“It’s always nonsense and people make a big thing about track biases - track biases are dated really. The fastest horses are going to be where the fastest pace is and, in this day and age, the people that run the track, like Michael Prosser here, are exceptional and the difference is very marginal.
“We walk the track because it is our job to look at everything - to see where the wind is coming from - when we come racing it is our work. We have to try and find out as much as we can about everything. It’s our job, it’s something that we enjoy doing and it is never a disadvantage.
“Johnny is an unbelievably experienced brilliant jockey and he has everything worked out in his head. It’s never a disadvantage to be near a rail and the rails were on that side.
“I didn’t see the race but it looks like to me that he jumped and, when he was in front, he just went slightly left, which is what he is entitled to do when there was no other horse there. I didn’t see the race but that is how I imagine it was and that was my first impression.
“The horse has to go into quarantine at 12 o’clock tonight if he is going to Australia and obviously that is a decision that has to be made. We are all hoping that he is going to stay but the decision is not ours - we will put our ha’penny into it and this is what we love doing.
“When you get a horse like that you feel very privileged to have him so we are going to be fighting to keep him but the decision will be made later.”
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) - THE WINNER
4 ch c Choisir (AUS) - Gold Anthem (AUS) (Made Of Gold (USA))
Form: 1/3921d1141-413511 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: 15; 1st: 7; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 2 Win & Place Prize Money: £1,128,762
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; 2010 STARSPANGLEDBANNER
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; 2010-1 STARSPANGLEDBANNER
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; 2010-1 STARSPANGLEDBANNER 2/1F
Race 4 - Darley July Cup - Placed Quotes
HILLS AND MESSARA HAVE ONLY PRAISE
Equiano came tantalisingly close to a third Group One victory in the Darley July Cup only outgunned by the Aidan O’Brien-trained hotshot Starspangledbanner in the final furlong. The Barry Hill-trained Equiano, a 12/1 shot, was beaten by a neck.
Although Equiano has never won over six furlongs in Britain, Hills had not doubt that it wasn’t a stamina issue. “He’s out of a mare by Ela-mana-mou and he certainly gets six furlongs, don’t worry about that. I think he’s just been beaten by a slightly better horse. There no excuses.
“I thought he ran a marvellous race, probably a career best. We’ll go to York now for the Nunthorpe, that the obvious route,” said Hills.
Alverta was very much the unsung Australian. Having finished only 14th in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, the mare had few friends in the market and started at 66/1. Paul Messara explained though, that the seven-year-old had not found the journey to England easy.
“We brought her over two and a half weeks before Ascot, but she had it tough on the way over and lost a lot of weight on the trip - 45 kilos. So that told on her.
“I wasn’t expecting them to go where they went I thought it would be on the other side - considering the pattern of the day. So she was left out on her own in the middle, so that was a really great effort by her - we’re all really, really pleased with it.
MORE QUOTES FROM THE DARLEY JULY CUP
Fleeting Spirit tried to win the Darley July Cup for the second year running but could find no extra in the final furlong and finished fifth.
Her jockey Frankie Dettori said: “She was maybe feeling the ground - she did not let herself down.”
Nicconi’s rider Damien Oliver was disappointed with finishing 10th. The Australian rider said: “Nicconi did not fire today.”
America-trained Kinsale King showed up early before dropping out of contention in the final two furlongs, finishing 12th of the 14 runners.
His trainer Carl O’Callaghan said: “We walked the track this morning and it had a lovely bit of moisture in it.
“But it came up very firm this afternoon and he does not like firm grass. We had to give it a shot and we will be back!”
Race 1 - The 32Red Casino Handicap - Winners Quotes
RYAN LORDS IT
Jockey Amy Ryan came in for considerable praise from trainer Mark Johnston after Sea Lord carried top weight to victory by a neck, at 13/2, in the 32Red Casino Handicap, the opening race on Darley July Cup Day.
“I am pretty certain that it is Amy’s first ride for me and I thought that she did a great job - beautifully cool in front and, when she did have to go for the stick, she was very balanced. It was a beautiful ride.
“She was in front a long time and they were queuing up to have a go at her, but she kept her cool when the horses were moving in on all sides, which was great.,” said Johnston, who had originally booked Frankie Dettori for the ride, but on the proviso that if the horse’s weight went up, and it did, he would book an apprentice.
“I had to ring my son Charlie in South Africa to find out who the best 5lb claimer was - he tends to follow the apprentices and we don’t - and he said Amy - and he was right,” Johnston said
Ryan was more modest about her own performance: “I didn’t have to do very much, the horse just did it for me. It was just a privilege to ride him. I have watched a few of his races and a couple of times it’s looked like he was going to get swallowed but he stuck his head out - he wanted to win.
“It’s pretty amazing to ride a winner here. I have never ridden for the owner before and it is a privilege to ride in the colours” she said.
The victory does not quite rank as the best of the young 5lb claimer’s fledgling career. Last autumn she drove home Advance for her father Kevin in the £100,000 totesport.com Handicap at the Ascot Festival Meeting.
Johnston, who currently trains about 80 horses for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, was struggling to compute the rating that his progressive three-year-old has now earned. “He was rated 95 with another 8lb to go on which is 103 and whatever they put on for this,” he said. So, it’s straight to Group Class, he was asked. “Yes,” said Johnston.
Race 1 - The 32Red Casino Handicap - Placed Quotes
QUICK RETURN LIKELY FOR FIRST CAT
The fine form of the Richard Hannon stable at the 2010 Champagne Lanson July Festival continued today when First Cat was narrowly denied victory in the opening £40,000 32Red Handicap over a mile.
The three-year-old One Cool Cat geliding, who is blind in one eye, finished well but could not overhaul the leader Sea Lord, who prevailed by a neck.
Richard Hannon Junior, assistant trainer to his father, said: “He has run a super race. I am very pleased.
“He is in great form at the moment.
“We will be looking to run him again soon and he could come back here to Newmarket next week, when there is a similar mile handicap which should be suitable for him.”
GOING AFTER THE FIRST
After the running of the first race on Darley July Cup Day, the 32Red Casino Handicap, the following jockeys gave their opinion as to the state of the going:
Amy Ryan, rider of the winner Sea Lord, said: “It’s fast ground, but there is no jar.”
Frankie McDonald, rider of the second First Cat, said: “Good quick ground, but with a good cover of grass.”
Richard Hughes, rider of third-placed Dance East, said: “Nice, fast ground.”
William Buick, rider of the fourth King Of Windsor, said: “Very fast.”
Jimmy Fortune, rider of Highland Knight, who came fifth, said: “Fast.”
Kieren Fallon, rider of the sixth Finest Reserve, said: “Fast ground.”
Frankie Dettori, rider of ninth-placed Karaka Jack, said: “Quicker than yesterday.”
Ryan Moore, rider of the 10th Mr Irons, said: “Similar to yesterday.”
Jamie Spencer, rider of the 11th-home No Hubris, said: “A lot faster than yesterday.”
Race 2 - The 32Red.com Superlative Stakes - Winning Quotes
WEEK JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER FOR TEAM HANNON AS TORUS TAKES SUPERLATIVE
The 2010 Champagne Lanson July Festival just gets better and better for team Hannon with the stable gaining its fifth winner of the week when King Torus took the £70,000 Group Two 32Red.com Superlative Stakes. The two-year-old Oratorio colt was also a fourth winner of the week for jockey Richard Hughes and a third for owner Sir Robert Ogden.
Always in a handy position, King Torus stayed on well in the closing stages to hold by a neck from the fast-finishing Ecliptic.
Richard Hannon senior was not present, but his assistant and son Richard junior was, remarking in the steaming conditions: “This must be the only racecourse where the trainers sweat more than the horses!”
He continued: “King Torus won his maiden well but then everything just went wrong at Royal Ascot. He was drawn wide and just wandered around a bit. We fitted him with a Chifney bridle today to stop that happening.
“He did it well today. That was only his third run, so he has not had a lot of racing and I think he was just getting a bit lonely out in front.
“We actually bought him off of Aidan O’Brien, who bred him. I would think Aidan is very happy as he still has the mare.
“This horse is on the upgrade and has a super temperament. He will be given Group One entries now. Races like the Dewhurst and the Gran Criterium at San Siro in Italy will come into consideration, and there is also a race at Deauville to consider.”
When reminded that this was the stable’s fifth winner of the Festival, Hannon quipped: “Don’t worry - we don’t get embarrassed!”
Richard Hughes added: “I had a nice day in the sun yesterday (suspended) but this is better! As soon as the runner-up went away from us, my lad started to idle, so when he started to swerve a little bit to follow Ecliptic, I didn’t mind because I had company again.
“I was stuck wide at Ascot - it never happened and it just didn’t work out on the day but today it did.
“We have a few good two-year-olds at home and I am thankful that they are staying so healthy. The boss is doing a great job."
Ross Doyle, the bloodstock agent, who purchased King Torus, commented: “We actually bought him off of Aidan O’Brien - he bred the horse with his wife Anne Marie. He’s is out of a very fast mare and it looks like the Oratorio part seems to allow him to get the seven furlongs today.
“He’s was lovely and laid back today and it’s absolutely wonderful for Sir Robert Ogden because he bought two horses and left them with Richard and they have both won at this meeting. It’s a great team effort.
“We have been huge fans of the stallion since day one - even when they were foals and yearlings, he was stamping the horses really well. They were lovely looking horses and this fellow has a great colour and a great size - he’s not overly big but he is a not too small and a very good topped horse, very correct and straightforward.
“We can’t really afford the really big pedigrees and we have to by the nice individuals but Richard and his father do a wonderful job with all of them.
“The horse has a lovely mix of the fast speed of the mare with Oratorio and he will probably get a mile one day, no problem. Richard Hughes said how laid back he was and that you could go anywhere and do anything with him.
“He might be a horse who might travel abroad and there was mention of the Gran Criterium at the end of the season in Italy, that Richard won with Scintillo - it’s a big pot and he could be the ideal horse for the race.”
Second race - 32Red.com Superlative Stakes - the second
ECLIPTIC BEATEN A NECK BY WINNER
Ecliptic was beaten a neck by King Torus but it could have been so different if the two-year-old Kingmambo colt, having his third run, had not ducked right under pressure at the distance when in front.
The Godolphin colt, ridden by Ahmed Ajtebi, rallied but could not quite get up.
Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni said: “I think the horse gave Ahmed a hard ride - he is an inexperienced horse. Everything was going OK and Ahmed gave him a smack and he hung right.
“I think he is a nice horse and he proved that today. When he won last time, he was under no pressure and this was the first time he had been challenged.
“Ecliptic has improved after each race and I hope he will do so again. Ahmed said that seven furlongs is fine though we could try further next time.”
Race 3 - The 32Red Trophy - Winner’s Quotes
ST MORITZ HITS THE HEIGHTS
The heavily-backed St Moritz duly rewarded his supporters in the 32Red Trophy with a victory that could just about be defined as pillar to post. The horse, drawn in the 16 stall, started the 4/1 favourite and beat the top-weighted Palace Moon, drawn 5, by a neck.
Trainer Mark Johnston had been worried about the effect of the draw. “I was slightly concerned about where the ground was fastest and he [Frankie Dettori] chose to be very close to the stand rail, which surprised me a bit, but he clearly knew what he was doing,” said the trainer.
St Moritz was out quickly and probably not headed during the race, but leading from the outset did not worry the trainer. “He always looked well in command,” he said.
The horse did not race as a two-year-old and this was only his seventh outing on a racetrack. “He’s had a lot of problems, a lot of almost minor things, but enough for him to miss a lot of work. He only blotted his copybook when we took him to Germany [Krefeld, where he ran in a Group Three event in April last year].”
“But we’ve always thought a lot of him and he’s come back as good as ever and I’m sure that we will now have another tilt at a Pattern race with him,” said Johnston.
This completed at 36.5/1 double for the trainer who won the first race with Sea Lord.
Frankie Dettori added: “I had a good draw, nobody took me on and he galloped right to the line - it was a good effort.
"I wound it up from two and a half furlongs out and I had a good partner. He kept on stretching and kept going right to the line.
“I heard the whistle of Kieren Fallon and I knew that he was coming!”
Race 3 - The 32Red Trophy (formerly known as the Bunbury Cup) - Placed Quotes
KNIGHT AND MILLMAN BOTH PLEASED
Trainers William Knight and Rod Millman were both pleased after their respective charges, Palace Moon and Light From Mars, finished second and third in the big handicap of the day, the £80,000 32Red Trophy over seven furlongs (formerly run as the Bunbury Cup).
Palace Moon, who shouldered top-weight of 9st 10lb, went down by a neck and was just unable to overhaul the long-time leader St Moritz.
William Knight felt the five-year-old may have benefited from being drawn in a different position. He said: “I don’t want to make any excuses, but he was probably drawn on the wrong side today (5) and he had to come across to have something to race with.
“It is great for the owners (Canisbay Bloodstock) who took a punt on buying this horse as he has finished third (in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot) and now second. Hopefully we can go one better next time.
“I don’t know where we will go next. I think he is quite versatile regarding distance, as he has stayed the seven furlongs today and I think he could get a mile.”
Light From Mars was a further two lengths back in third and his trainer Rod Millman was pleased to see the horse run so well.
He said: “He ran very well and it was great to see him back to form.
“He was badly drawn last time at Ascot and I am sure his chance will come in one of these races before too long.
“I am not sure where he goes next. I will discuss it with his owner.”
Race 5 - The Earl Of Euston Maiden Fillies’ Stakes - Winner Quotes
KELLEWAY HOOKED ON CATFISH
Catfish may have sprung a 40/1 surprise for the punters in the Earl Of Euston Stakes, but Gay Kelleway was indignant that her filly had been overlooked. “In the racecard it said ‘others make more appeal on paper’. Do they think I would come to Newmarket for the good of my health?” said the trainer.
The filly had run on strongly to hold off the attentions of the 5/4 favourite Ragsah and her trainer was particularly taken with the manner of the victory. “She naturally travels. She wasn’t green, was she? She just naturally gets on with the job.
“My head girl, Liz, and I bought her at Newmarket. I dragged Raymond [Tooth, the owner] along and said this is the one I want to get. She wasn’t over expensive - 22,000 guineas - but I just really liked her. I had a ride on her the other day and I turned to Liz and said I think this is the best we’ve got.
“She’s always been a little bit tricky in her ways, but she surprised me today because when she was saddling up, she was really good. You never know. You shouldn’t get carried away this year, but she could be anything.
“We’ve got some really nice two-year-olds. I’ve worked hard to pick my yearlings. My dad [Paul] was always good with his young horses. I’ve only got 26 horses in the yard, but half of them now are two-year-olds,” said Kelleway.
Race 6 - The Weatherbys Nursery Handicap - Winner Quotes
MEMEN MAKES IT TWO FOR COLE
Memen put a disappointing run at Chepstow behind him, with an impressive performance in the Weatherbys Nursery Handicap, coming clear of Amwell Pilot and the 15/8 favourite Rerouted in the final furlong. It was a second winner this week - after Circumvent yesterday - and lifted the spirits of trainer Paul Cole.
“We’ve had a quiet time [before this week]. Nothing wrong with the horses, just circumstantial. They are now running very well.
“This is a nice horse. He wasn’t suited by Chepstow the other day [a six-furlong race on June 11 in which he was fourth of five]. It’s a very undulating course.
“We’ll have to think about where we go now. There’s a Goodwood nursery coming up, but this win may put him out of that now.
“The owner, Jared Sullivan has jumpers. He has a lot of horses with Charlie Mann and now Paul Nicholls. He has two with me,” said Cole.
Race 7 - The Egerton House Stables Handicap - Winning Quotes
TIMES UP LOVES JULY COURSE
Times Up confirmed his liking for Newmarket’s July Course when putting up a game performance to land the concluding Egerton House Stables Handicap.
Partnered by Jamie Spencer and saddled with top-weight of 10 stone, the four-year-old son of Olden Times came with a great late run inside the final furlong to overhaul long-time leader Bay Willow and went on to score by two and a quarter lengths.
Part-owner Michael Meacock said: “That was a very nice performance.
“The jockey handled him very well and followed Mr (John) Dunlop’s instructions.
“He was disappointing last time out at Goodwood, but he ran well at this meeting last year.
“That was the fourth time he has run well at Newmarket and he just seems to like it here much better than anywhere else. Fortunately for me, I only live up the road!”
After a dry night and with no overnight watering, the going for the final day of the 2010 Champagne Lanson July Festival remains:
Good To Firm
(Overall GoingStick reading of 8.3 at 10.00am - Stands’ Side 8.4, Centre 8.5, Far Side 8.0)
Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing, reported: “There was a nice dew this morning and with conditions currently overcast, this should help the ground retain some moisture.
“I am delighted with both the appearance and feel of the course this morning. It walked really well.
“The forecast for today is dry conditions with hazy sunshine. It will feel quite muggy with temperatures reaching up to 28 Celsius.”
THE DARLEY JULY CUP - THE THIRD BRITISH LEG OF THE GLOBAL SPRINT CHALLENGE
The Darley July Cup forms the third British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, the international competition which has races staged in Australia, Great Britain, Japan and Hong Kong.
Today’s Darley July Cup features six horses from the top 10 in the current standings for the Global Sprint Challenge, including the current leader Nicconi, the second Starspangledbanner, the third Equiano and the fourth Kinsale King.
In order to win the Global Sprint Challenge, a horse must accumulates 42 points or above in a single season and participate in challenge races in at least three countries The champion in 2005 was Cape of Good Hope (Hong Kong) and in 2006 was Takeover Target (Australia). There was no champion in 2007, 2008 or 2009.
With both Nicconi and Starspangledbanner likely to be retired to stud before the end of the season, could Kinsale King be the best chance of a champion in 2010? The five-year-old gelding, trained in the US by Carl O’Callaghan, has already landed a Group One event in Dubai this year and was an excellent third in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
GLOBAL SPRINT CHALLENGE POINTS BOARD
(AFTER FIRST THREE LEGS)
HORSE TRAINER COUNTRY POINTS
1st Nicconi David Hayes AUSTRALIA 16
2nd Starspangledbanner Aidan O’Brien IRELAND 13
3rd Equiano Barry Hills GREAT BRITAIN 10
4th Kinsale King Carl O’Callaghan USA 8
5th = Markhab Henry Candy GREAT BRITAIN 5
5th = Society Rock James Fanshawe GREAT BRITAIN 5
5th = Wanted Peter Moody AUSTRALIA 5
8th = Shellscrape Chris Waller AUSTRALIA 4
8th = Borderlescott Robin Bastiman GREAT BRITAIN 4
10th Fleeting Spirit Jeremy Noseda GREAT BRITAIN 3
Points are awarded on the following basis - 1st: 10; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 4; 4th: 3; 5th: 2
NB: Double points are awarded for horses racing outside their jurisdiction. Jurisdictions are Europe/United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong/Macau, Japan and Australia/New Zealand.
DARLEY JULY CUP - POSSIBLE LANDMARKS
- Fleeting Spirit is attempting back-to-back victories in the Darley July Cup - no horse has achieved this feat since Right Boy in 1958 and 1959. The other dual winners were Springfield (1876 and 1877), Charibert (1880 and 1881), Spanish Prince (1912 and 1913), Diadem (1919 and 1920), Diomedes (1925 and 1926), Bellacose (1935 and 1936) and Abernant (1949 and 1950). The only triple winner was Sundridge (1902, 1903 and 1904).
- Marchand d’Or landed the 2008 renewal of the Darley July Cup. However, he has history against him today, with no horse ever having managed to regain the prize.
- Sir Michael Stoute is the most successful current trainer in the Darley July Cup with three winners. Today he saddles Kingsgate Native. He could be joined on three winners by Aidan O’Brien, if Starspangledbanner justifies his position as the market leader.
- Paul Eddery and John Egan are the two most successful current jockeys in the contest with two victories each. With neither of these two jockeys having a mount today, they could be joined on two winners by Davy Bonilla (Marchand d’Or) and Johnny Murtagh (Starspangledbanner).
- Niconni and Alverta represent Australia today. Both will be bidding to become the first Darley July Cup winners trained “Down Under.” The best placing by an Australian-trained horses so far in the Darley July Cup is second, which Choisir achieved in 2003.
HANNON PLAYS THE NUMBERS GAME LIKE NO OTHER
Trainer Richard Hannon has a reserved space at this year’s Champagne Lanson July Festival; it’s called the winner’s enclosure. In the race to be Champagne Lanson Top Trainer, Hannon has spreadeagled the field, with four victories in first two days, including two Group Two successes. No other trainer has managed more than a single win.
Hannon, now 65 and a licence holder for 40 years, has long been the master of turnover, but even by his own demanding standards, this season has been exceptional. His count for 2010 currently stands at 106 British wins (with £1.643m in total prize money); his hundredth winner coming on July 2 at Sandown when Zebedee was victorious in the Listed Dragon Stakes. It was the earliest that Hannon had ever hit the 100 mark.
Just to embellish that statistic: this year is the 19th time in the last 20 years that Hannon has surpassed a century of winners.
Predictably, over 45% of this year’s 106 successes have been with two-year-olds, Hannon having 47 wins at a strike rate of 28% with that age group. His three-year-olds have won 47 races, but at a much lower strike rate of just 16%, while the stable’s older horses have contributed a mere 11 victories at a 10% rate.
Over the last five years, the Hannon two-year-olds have won an astonishing 372 races; almost half of the stable total for that period.
The target for the Hannon stable must now be to surpass its best-ever season in 2008, when they clocked up 189 winners in the UK, and almost £3m in total prize money (also a pb).
Hannon’s wins at the Champagne Lanson July Festival:
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes (Group Two)
Fresssh Bathrooms Handicap
Suited And Booted
TNT July Stakes (Group Two)
European Breeders’ Fund Conditions Stakes
Starspangledbanner’s victory in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot appeared to persuade everyone that he was the only possible option for the Darley July Cup [3.10pm]. But a few doubts are creeping in on the big day, maybe due to the fast ground, and totesport have eased the Aidan O’Brien-trained hotshot to 13/8 from 11/8.
Also with totesport, last year’s winner Fleeting Spirit has been backed into 7/2 from 4/1. Punters may have been encouraged by the victory of the Jeremy Noseda-trained Sans Frontieres in the Group Two Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes yesterday. Prior to that the form of the Noseda stable, was not by the handler’s own admission, that great.
There’s been nothing too much wrong with the form of the Andrew Balding stable - they had a winner with Fireback here on Wednesday and two seconds - and there’s been plenty of interest in Highland Knight in the day’s opener, the 32Red Casino Handicap [1.30pm]. The progressive three-year-old has shortened in most markets: 11/4 from 11/2 with Paddy Power, 3/1 from 100/30 with SkyBet, and 11/4 from 3/1 with totesport.
The most predictable move of the day has been in the 32Red Trophy Heritage Handicap [2.35pm], in which Pricewise has nominated Signor Peltro. And as sure as the sun rises each dawn and frogs spawn tadpoles, punters follow the gambling guru. And so SkyBet have shortened the odds to 7/1 from 8/1.
The Earl Of Euston Stakes [3.45pm] has been shaken up by the withdrawal of Mama Lulu. The horse, though, that has come in from the blind side is Our Gal. It would not be an overstatement to say that the connections - Mick Quinlan’s stable - are shrewd, so plenty of punters could follow this move. Our Gal is 7/1 from 20/1 with totesport and 15/2 from 20/1 with SkyBet.
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.30pm 32Red CASINO HANDICAP
£40,000 guaranteed, 1m, For 3yo Rated 81-100 (also open to such horses rated 80 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 9lb Weight raised 4 Minimum weight 8-4 Penalties after June 26th, each race won 6lb Sea Lord's Handicap Mark 101 Entries 41 pay £200 Penalty value 1st £24,924.00 2nd £7,464.00 3rd £3,732.00 4th £1,868.00 5th £932.00 6th £468.00
1 SEA LORD (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-9 Amy Ryan (5)  13/2
2 FIRST CAT (Richard Barnett) Richard Hannon 3-8-7 Frankie McDonald  33/1
3 DANCE EAST (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-2 Richard Hughes  13/2
4 KING OF WINDSOR (IRE) (Jones, Healy, Whitehead & Mitchell) Ralph Beckett 3-8-10 William Buick 
5 HIGHLAND KNIGHT (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 3-9-0 Jimmy Fortune  3/1f
6 FINEST RESERVE (IRE) (Mrs E Clarke) Mick Channon 3-8-8 Kieren Fallon 
7 COLEPEPER (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-6 Greg Fairley 
8 MUSAAFER (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-9 Richard Hills 
9 KARAKA JACK (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-13 Frankie Dettori 
10 MR IRONS (USA) (Betty Moran) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-8 Ryan Moore 
11 NO HUBRIS (USA) (Fitri Hay) Paul Cole 3-9-8 Jamie Spencer 
11 ran Time: 1m 37.98s
Non-runner: 12 Sweet Child O’Mine (suspended from racing)
Distances: nk, 1/2, hd, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, 8, 1 3/4, 7
Breeder: Darley Breeding: b c Cape Cross (IRE) - First Fleet (USA) (Woodman (USA))
Totes: Win: £8.20 Places: £2.50, £6.50, £2.60 Exacta: £202.00
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) Royal Ascot wins (32): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection), St James's Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen's Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I'm So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel, 2010 Monterosso), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup) Wins in a year (1987-2009): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 216; Wins in 2010: 110
Winning jockey:-Name: Ryan, Amy Based: c/o Kevin Ryan, Hambleton Lodge, Hambleton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Background: Daughter of leading Flat trainer Kevin, Amy was champion amateur Flat jockey for the 2008 season but decided to turn professional the following season instead of defending her title. Won on her first ride as an apprentice, partnering her father’s Safebreaker to victory in an apprentice handicap at Pontefract on April 20, 2009. Big Race Wins Include: 32Red Casino Handicap (2010 Sea Lord), totesport.com Challenge Cup (2009 Advanced) Wins in a season (2005-2009): 1, 2, 6, 6 (champion amateur), 21 Wins in 2010: 10
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.00pm 32Red.com SUPERLATIVE STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£70,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb Entries 13 pay £ 595 Penalty value 1st £39,739.00 2nd £15,064.00 3rd £7,539.00 4th £3,759.00 5th £1,883.00 6th £945.00
1 KING TORUS (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes  7/2
2 ECLIPTIC (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-0 Ahmed Ajtebi  5/1
3 KLAMMER (Yan Wah Wu) Jane Chapple-Hyam 2-9-0 Shane Kelly 
4 EMPEROR HADRIAN (IRE) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-0 Johnny Murtagh 
5 OCEAN BAY (Ocean Trailers Ltd) John Ryan 2-9-0 Michael Hills 
6 FORMOSINA (IRE) (Daniel Pittack) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-3 Ryan Moore  11/8f
6 ran Time: 1m 26.24s
Distances: nk, 2 1/4, sh, nk, nk
Breeder: Whisperview Trading Ltd Breeding: b c Oratorio (IRE) - Dipterous (IRE) (Mujadil (USA))
Totes: Win: £4.20 Places: £2.50, £2.50 Exacta: £20.80
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 Librano), 32Red.com Superlative Stakes (2010 King Torus) Royal Ascot wins: 29 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) 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; 148; 189; 188; Wins in 2010: 107
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Major wins include: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gordon Richards Stakes (2006 Day Flight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Musidora Stakes (2007 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), bet365 Mile (2009 & 2010 Paco Boy), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2009 Monsieur Chevalier), totesport Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy), totesport Chester Cup (2010 Mamlook), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), 32Red.com Superlative Stakes (2010 King Torus) Royal Ascot Wins (23): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment), Richmond Stakes (2008 Prolific, 2009 Dick Turpin) Wins in Britain (1994-2009):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, 117; 144; Wins in 2010: 81
THIRD RACE RESULT
2.35pm 32Red TROPHY (HERITAGE HANDICAP) (FORMERLY THE BUNBURY CUP)
£80,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 3yo+ Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 (or 118 if such a horse is 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb Subsequently, the excess over 110 (or 118 if such a horse is 3yo) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted without limitation to the highest weight to be carried) Weight raised 5 Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 26th, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 8lb Palace Moon's Handicap Mark 105 Entries 54 pay £400 Penalty value 1st £49,848.00 2nd £14,928.00 3rd £7,464.00 4th £3,736.00 5th £1,864.00 6th £936.00
1 ST MORITZ (IRE) (Renata Jacobs) Mark Johnston 4-9-1 Frankie Dettori  4/1f
2 PALACE MOON (Canisbay Bloodstock) William Knight t5-9-10 Kieren Fallon  8/1
3 LIGHT FROM MARS (R Arrowsmith) Rod Millman 5-8-13 James Millman (3)  14/1
4dht CROWN CHOICE (Peter Harris) Walter Swinburn 5-8-12 Jamie Spencer  9/1
4dht MARAJAA (IRE) (John Jacques) Willie Musson 8-9-0 Jamie Mackay  22/1
6 SIGNOR PELTRO (First Of Many Partnership) Henry Candy 7-9-5 Dane O'Neill 
7 SPIRIT OF SHARJAH (IRE) (A Dee) Julia Feilden 5-9-5 Michael Hills 
8 CAPTAIN BRILLIANCE (USA) (Bluehills Racing Ltd) Jeremy Noseda v5-9-7 Ryan Moore 
9 ADVANCED (T Doherty & McHeen) Kevin Ryan 7-8-13 Amy Ryan (5) 
10 GALLAGHER (Brimacombe, McNally, Rickman & Sangster) Brian Meehan 4-9-8 Martin Dwyer 
11 BRAE HILL (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Richard Fahey 4-9-3 Richard Mullen 
12 EVENS AND ODDS (IRE) (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 6-9-0 William Carson (3) 
13 IMPERIAL GUEST (John Guest) George Margarson 4-8-12 Richard Hughes 
14 AXIOM (Samanda Racing) Luca Cumani 6-9-2 Ian Brennan (5) 
15 DUBAI DYNAMO (The Bottom Liners) Ruth Carr 5-9-4 Hayley Turner 
16 EVERYMANFORHIMSELF (IRE) (John Duddy, B McDonald & A Heeny) Kevin Ryan 6-9-3 Stevie Donohoe 
17 NOBLE CITIZEN (USA) (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock 5-8-11 William Buick 
18 AUTUMN BLADES (IRE) (John Stocker) Alan Bailey v5-9-3 Pat Cosgrave 
19 FREEFORADAY (USA) (Inside Track Racing Club) John Best 3-8-13 Robert Winston 
19 ran Time: 1m 23.75s
Non-runner: 7 SURUOR (self certificate)
Distances: nk, 2, nk, dht, 1/2, 1/2, nse, 3/4, sh, 1/2, hd, 1 3/4, nk, nk, 6, 1, nk, 6
Breeder: Newsells Park Stud Ltd Breeding: b g Medicean - Statua (IRE) (Statoblest)
Totes: Win: £4.20 Places: £1.60, £2.40, £4.30, £2.90, £1.30 Exacta: £27.30
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), (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Princess Of Wales's Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), St James's Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), StanJames.com Jockey Club Stakes (2010 Jukebox Jury), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh) Wins in a year (1987-2009): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 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) 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: 59
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.10pm DARLEY JULY CUP (GROUP ONE)
(THIRD BRITISH LEG OF THE GLOBAL SPRINT CHALLENGE)
£400,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st 2lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 6lb Entries 76 pay £1400 Confirmed 17 pay £1100 Penalty value 1st £227,080.00 2nd £86,080.00 3rd £43,080.00 4th £21,480.00 5th £10,760.00 6th £5,400.00
1 STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Ms Massey) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-5 Johnny Murtagh  2/1f
2 EQUIANO (FR) (James Acheson) Barry Hills 5-9-5 Michael Hills  12/1
3 ALVERTA (AUS) (John Messara, J leaver & A Jones) Paul Messara b7-9-2 Tye Angland  66/1
4 KINGSGATE NATIVE (IRE) (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-5 Ryan Moore 
5 FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE) (The Searchers) Jeremy Noseda 5-9-2 Frankie Dettori 
6 VARENAR (FR) (HH Aga Khan) Alain de Royer-Dupre FR 4-9-5 Gerard Mosse 
7 SOCIETY ROCK (IRE) (Simon Gibson) James Fanshawe 3-8-13 Pat Cosgrave 
8 BALTHAZAAR'S GIFT (IRE) (HE Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Clive Cox 7-9-5 Philip Robinson 
9 MARCHAND D'OR (FR) (Jean-Louis Giral) Mikel Delzangles FR 7-9-5 Davy Bonilla 
10 NICCONI (AUS) (Devitt, Gordon, Hayes, Widden Stud Syndicate) David Hayes 5-9-5 Damien Oliver 
11 PRIME DEFENDER (S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion) Barry Hills 6-9-5 Robert Winston 
12 KINSALE KING (USA) (Sheehy LLC) Carl O'Callaghan USA 5-9-5 Kieren Fallon 
13 SHOWCASING (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-8-13b1 William Buick 
14 SERIOUS ATTITUDE (IRE) (Derek Willis & Rae Guest) Rae Guest 4-9-2 Jimmy Fortune 
Time: 1m 09.81s
Distances: nk, 3/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, 2 1/2, 1, 1/2, 1, 2 1/4, hd, 6, nk
Breeder: Emily Krstina (Aust) Pty Ltd
Breeding: ch c Choisir (AUS) - Gold Anthem (AUS) (Made Of Gold (USA))
Totes: Win: £2.70 Places: £1.40, £4.40, £4.70 Exacta: £28.50
Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Anne-Marie Crowley O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (14) Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), stanjames.com 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator), stanjames.com 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (23) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats, 2008 Septimus) Other major wins include: Darley July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart, 2010 Starspangledbanner), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2009 Beethoven), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing, 2008 Mount Nelson), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, 2007 Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), BGC Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion, 2008 Soldier Of Fortune) Wins in Britain 2000-2009: 10; 20*; 10*; 6; 4; 20; 11; 18*; 20*; 12; *champion trainer for win and place prize money; Wins in 2010 (In Britain): 6
Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Investec Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Other Group One Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante, 2010 Starspangledbanner), Investec Coronation Cup (2010 Fame And Glory), National Stakes (1993 Manntari), Opera (1995 Timarida), Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Ebadilya), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), National Stakes (1999 Sinndar), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Abbaye (2000 Namid), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish 2000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe),, King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Irish Derby (2003 Alamshar), Golden Jubilee (2003 Choisir), BGC Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator), Matron Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Falmouth Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2005 Soviet Song), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies Mile (2007 Listen), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2008 Henrythenavigator), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Irish Oaks (2008 Moonstone), King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Juddmonte International Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again), Irish Derby (2009 Fame And Glory), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2009 Rip Van Winkle), Prix de l’Abbaye (2009 Total Gallery), Irish Derby (2010 Cape Blanco) Wins in Britain 1999-2009: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; 28; 15; Wins in Britain in 2010: 9
FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm EARL OF EUSTON E.B.F. MAIDEN FILLIES' STAKES
£15,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo fillies, which are E.B.F. eligible Weights 9st Entries 23 pay £75 Penalty value 1st £9,714.00 2nd £2,890.50 3rd £1,444.50 4th £721.50
1 CATFISH (IRE) (Raymond Tooth) Gay Kelleway 2-9-0 Jimmy Fortune  40/1
2 RAGSAH (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori  5/4f
3 OUR GAL (G Wilding) Mick Quinlan 2-9-0 William Carson  12/1
4 LAYLA JAMIL (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-9-0 Kieren Fallon 
5 SODASHY (IRE) (Tom Darcy & Vincent McCarthy) Amy Weaver 2-9-0 Jerry O'Dwyer 
6 OUR WAY ONLY (IRE) (Noel O’Callaghan) Richard Hannon 2-9-0 Richard Hughes 
7 CHINOOK WIND (IRE) (Cavendish Investing Ltd) Barry Hills 2-9-0 Robert Winston 
8 APAZINE (USA) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-0b1 William Buick 
9 THEYSKENS' THEORY (USA) (Andrew Rosen) Brian Meehan 2-9-0 Martin Dwyer 
10 APTICANTI (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-9-0 Michael Hills 
11 DUALITE (IRE) (Capt. Macdonald-Buchanan) John Dunlop 2-9-0 Richard Mullen 
Time: 1m 12.77s
Non-runner: 7 MAMA LULU (self certificate); 11 SASKIA'S DREAM (s.c.)
Distances: nk, 2 1/4, 1 1/2, sh, 1 1/4, 2, nk, 1, 1, 17
Breeder: Castellane Partnership
Breeding: b or br f One Cool Cat (USA) - Castellane (FR) (Danehill (USA))
Totes: Win:£38.50 Places: £5.80, £1.10, £3.20 Exacta: £95.80
Winning trainer:-Name: Kelleway Gay Born: December 19, 1963 Trains: Charnwood Stables, Hamilton Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence; 1991; Previous occupation; champion lady amateur jockey 1987, champion lady jockey 1983-85, first woman to ride a winner at Royal Ascot, on Sprowston Boy in the 1987 Queen Alexandra Stakes; previously assistant to Paul Kelleway, her father; Major wins include; Won first Pattern race with Anzio in Ireland's Group Three Ballyogan Stakes on June 3, 1996; Criterion Stakes (2005 Vortex), Scoop 6 Northern Sprint (2007 Protector) Horses in training (1994-2010): 29, 28, 38, 56, 52, 53, n/r, n/r, 13, 19, ?, 33, 22, n/a, 30; 36; 20; Number of wins in a season (2000-2009): 76; 46; 32; 37; 9; 10; 14; 32; 24; Wins in 2010: 11
Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), VC Bet Challenge Stakes (2006 Sleeping Indian), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream); Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff); Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2007 Pipedreamer), Princess Of Wales’s WBX.COM Stakes (2008 Lucarno), totesport.com Celebration Mile (2008 Raven’s Pass), Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes (2008 Centennial, 2009 Monitor Closely), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2008 Raven’s Pass), 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes (2008 Serious Attitude), Jockey Club Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2009 Virtual), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi) Royal Ascot Winners (13): Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton, 2007 Royal Oath), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Norfolk Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michita), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins) Wins (1988-2009): 8, 29, 46, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 93, 71, 92, 46, 72, 96, 77, 104, 82, 73 Wins in 2010: 34
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm WEATHERBYS NURSERY
£20,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Weight raised 5 Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 26th, each race won 6lb Idiom's Handicap Mark 90 Entries 23 pay £ 100 Penalty value 1st £12,952.00 2nd £3,854.00 3rd £1,926.00 4th £962.00
1 MEMEN (IRE) (Jared Sullivan) Paul Cole 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune  12/1
2 AMWELL PINOT (John Stocker) Alan Bailey 2-9-0 Frankie Dettori  5/1
3 REROUTED (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-9-2 Michael Hills  15/8f
4 SCEAL NUA (IRE) (Clodagh Mitchell) Richard Hannon 2-8-2 Frankie McDonald 
5 WITZEND (IRE) (Ken & Delia Shaw-KGS Projects Management) Jedd O'Keeffe 2-7-12 Jamie Mackay 
6 SHEILA'S STAR (IRE) (Ray Styles & Stan Moore) Stan Moore 2-7-12 Duran Fentiman 
7 SINGAPORE LILLY (IRE) (Mrs T Burns) Mick Channon 2-8-5 Adrian Nicholls 
8 LIBERTY CAP (USA) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-0 William Buick 
9 IDIOM (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-7 Ahmed Ajtebi 
10 BREATHLESS STORM (USA) (Fitri Hay) Tom Tate 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer 
Time: 1m 24.88s
Non-runners: 5 BELGIAN BILL (self certificate), 9 HONOURABLE KNIGHT
Distances: 2, 3/4, 2 1/4, 1, sh, 6, 3/4, 7, 7
Breeder: Keatly Overseas Ltd
Breeding: gr c Verglas (IRE) - Pride Of My Heart (Lion Cavern (USA))
Totes: Win: £14.90 Places: £3.10, £2.30, £1.10 Exacta: £169.05
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 Royal Ascot wins: 20 First Royal Ascot winner: Calibina (June 17, 1977 - Wokingham Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1977 Calibina, 1980 Queen’s Pride, 1987 Bel Byou), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum, 1994 Sri Pekan, 1998 Red Sea), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1979 Crimson Beau), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos) 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: 11
Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), VC Bet Challenge Stakes (2006 Sleeping Indian), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream); Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff); Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2007 Pipedreamer), Princess Of Wales’s WBX.COM Stakes (2008 Lucarno), totesport.com Celebration Mile (2008 Raven’s Pass), Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes (2008 Centennial, 2009 Monitor Closely), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2008 Raven’s Pass), 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes (2008 Serious Attitude), Jockey Club Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2009 Virtual), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi) Royal Ascot Winners (13): Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton, 2007 Royal Oath), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Norfolk Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michita), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins) Wins (1988-2009): 8, 29, 46, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 93, 71, 92, 46, 72, 96, 77, 104, 82, 73 Wins in 2010: 35
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
4.55pm EGERTON HOUSE STABLES HANDICAP
£15,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f, For 3yo+ Rated 73-90 (also open to such horses rated 72 and below) Weights highest weight 10st Minimum weight 8-11, 3-y-o 7-12 Penalties after June 26th, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 13lb Times Up's Handicap Mark 89 Entries 37 pay £ 75 Penalty value 1st £9,714.00 2nd £2,890.50 3rd £1,444.50 4th £721.50
1 TIMES UP (Mrs I Stewart-Brown & M Meacock) John Dunlop 4-10-0 Jamie Spencer  9/1
2 BAY WILLOW (IRE) (Sh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-5 Frankie Dettori  11/10f
3 OUSTER (GER) (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 4-9-11 Jimmy Fortune  9/1
4 STRATEGIC MOUNT (Paul Cole Ltd) Paul Cole 7-9-13 Richard Hughes 
5 SPEED DATING (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 4-9-10 Kosei Miura 
6 OVERRULE (USA) (The Jury’s Out Partnership) Brian Ellison 6-9-5 Dale Swift (7) 
7 DAZZLING LIGHT (UAE) (M Mackay, S Bruce, Jim Goldie) Jim Goldie 5-9-5 William Buick 
8 BON SPIEL (Kate Digweed) Chris Gordon 6-9-5p Dane O'Neill 
9 BUGAKU (Mrs Denis Haynes) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-11 Ryan Moore 
10 MAGICALMYSTERYTOUR (IRE) (Broughton Thermal Insulation) Willie Musson 7-9-12 Stevie Donohoe 
11 PEVENSEY (IRE) (Greenfields Property) John Quinn 8-9-5 Ian Brennan (5) 
PU MULL OF DUBAI (C Titcomb) David Nicholls 7-9-10 Adrian Nicholls 
Time: 2m 33.21s
Non-runner: 13 Kames Park (vet certificate)
Distances: 2 1/4, 1, hd, 1 1/4, nse, 2 3/4, 2, 3 3/4, 1 1/4, 1 3/4
Breeder: I Stewart Brown & M Meacock
Breeding: b g Olden Times - Princess Genista (Il De Bourbon (USA))
Totes: Win: £12.20 Places: £3.00, £1.10, £3.10 Exacta: £28.40
Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex First winner: Tamino, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, April 27, 1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Neville Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) 1000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Vodafone Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Vodafone Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1973 Scottish Rifle), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1987 Sergeyevich, 1990 Lucky Moon) July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Millenary), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003 Millenary), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian, 2002 Give Notice), Prix Marcel Boussac (1987 Ashayer, 1989 Salsabil, 1990 Shadayid), Prix Vermeille (1990 Salsabil, 1998 Leggera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume) Other details: Champion trainer 1995 Royal Ascot wins: 34 Horses in training (1985-2010): 177; 200; 192; 194; 169; 148; 126; 131; 129; 131; 142; 157; 161; 153; 183; 187; 172; 198; 178; 162; 155; 139; 135; 129; 118; 106; 95; Wins in a season (1984-2009): 89; 62; 106; 61; 66; 66; 78; 58; 75; 93; 82; 126; 88; 96; 111; 122; 97; 107; 79; 86; 55; 70; 53; 56; 37; 50; Wins in 2010: 20
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: Investec Oaks (2009 Sariska), St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season. First jockey since 1885 to complete the Autumn Double (2006 Formal Decree and Detroit City) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Cesarewitch (2006 Detroit City), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Frenchgate First For Fashion May Hill Stakes (2007 Spacious), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lockinge Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Matron Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Prix de l’Abbaye (2006 Desert Lord), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), totesport Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Blue Square Stewards’ Cup (2001 Guinea Hunter, 2007 Zidane), Racing Post Trophy (2008 Crowded House), totesport.com Middleton Stakes (2010 Sariska) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain. Formerly married to Channel 4 Racing presenter Emma Spencer. Royal Ascot wins (16) Wins in Britain (1998-2009): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 190 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders); 113; 130; Wins in 2010: 54
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