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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

 

 

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD, SECOND DAY

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CROWD UP

 

Today’s crowd figure came to just over 19,000 compared to 16,705 on the same day last year.

 

 

 

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD, SECOND DAY

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II STAKES LIKELY TO BE FRANKEL’S ONLY OTHER START THIS YEAR

 

            A couple of hours after Frankel’s breathtaking victory, trainer Henry Cecil revealed that the three-year-old is likely to have only one more start this season, most probably over a mile at Ascot on October 15.

            “He’s likely to have a break now so won’t go for the Juddmonte International and will probably go for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot,” said Cecil. “There’s a possibility he will stay in training next year.”

            Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course, Seamus Buckley, paid tribute to the performance of Frankel.

            “Certainly in my time at Goodwood and probably in my lifetime in racing that was the most outstanding performance I have seen,” said Buckley. “The reception alone was the best I’ve seen on a British racecourse and I was delighted to be party to such a wonderful occasion.”

 

 

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GROUND UPDATE

 

            The going remains Good after day two of Glorious Goodwood.

 

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            “The course stood up remarkably well for a second day and the jockeys were very complimentary about it,” said Buckley. “The ground was riding a little bit quicker than yesterday but there is still juice in the ground.

            “We will be moving the running rail in the final three and a half furlongs tonight to provide fresh ground tomorrow that has not been used for three months and I’d predict that the ground will still be predominantly good tomorrow.

            “The forecast is for a dry day tomorrow with the possibility of rain in the area on Friday.”

 

 

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RACING UK LEADING JOCKEY AWARD - STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY TWO

Jockey      1st  2nd  3rd

Richard Hughes     3  1  1

Tom Queally      2  -  -

Silvestre De Sousa     1  2  2

Paul Hanagan     1  1  1

Kieren Fallon      1  -  1

Frankie Dettori     1  -  1

David Probert      1  -  1

George Baker     1  -  -

Graham Gibbons     1  -  -

J-P Guillambert     1  -  -

Wayne Lordan     1  -  -

Ryan Moore      -  4  2

Michael Hills      -  1  -

Jim Crowley      -  1  -

Tony Culhane      -  1  -

Richard Hills      -  1  -

Darryll Holland     -  1  -

Hayley Turner     -  1  -

Martin Dwyer      -  -  1

Ted Durcan      -  -  1

Jimmy Fortune     -  -  1

Adam Kirby      -  -  1

Adrian Nicholls     -  -  1

 

LEADING TRAINER - STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY TWO

Trainer      1st  2nd  3rd

Richard Hannon     3  2  2

Mark Johnston     1  1  1

Andrew Balding     1  -  1

David Nicholls     1  -  1

James Bethell     1  -  -

Mark Campion     1  -  -

Sir Henry Cecil     1  -  -

Jane Chapple-Hyam     1  -  -

Micky Hammond     1  -  -

David Wachman IRE     1  -  -

Ed Walker      1  -  -

Mahmood Al Zarooni     1  -  -

Sir Michael Stoute     -  3  -

Barry Hills      -  2  -

Richard Fahey     -  1  1

Ed Dunlop      -  1  -

Ralph Beckett      -  1  -

Sylvester Kirk      -  1  -

Mike Murphy      -  1  -

Marcus Tregonoing     -  1  -

Saeed bin Suroor     -  -  2

Amanda Perrett     -  -  2

Clive Cox      -  -  1

Alan McCabe      -  -  1

David O’Meara     -  -  1

John Quinn      -  -  1

 

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2011 - WINNERS

 

Tuesday, July 26

2.00pm bet365.com HANDICAP

ARLEQUIN (John Carrick) James Bethell 4-8-05 Graham Gibbons [9] 20/1

 

2.35pm bet365 GORDON STAKES

NAMIBIAN (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-03 Silvestre De Sousa [10] 7/1

 

3.10pm bet365 LENNOX STAKES

STRONG SUIT (USA) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 3-8-09 Richard Hughes [5] 5/2 Fav

 

3.45pm bet365 MOLECOMB STAKES

REQUINTO (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) David Wachman IRE 2-9-00 Wayne Lordan [14] 6/1

 

4.20pm CASINO AT bet365 “ASSERTIVE” MAIDEN

MOUSTACHE (IRE) (Raymond Tooth) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [7] 6/1

 

4.50pm POKER AT bet365 HANDICAP

RED GULCH (S Al Ansari) Ed Walker 4-9-08 J-P Guillambert [10] 16/1

 

5.25pm MOBILE AT bet365 HANDICAP

SECRET ASSET (IRE) (Simon & Jeanette Pierpoint & Paul Salisbury) Jane Chapple-Hyam h6-9-07 George Baker [13] 14/1

 

Wednesday, July 27

2.00pm GOODWOOD HANDICAP

HOLLINS (R D Bickenson) Micky Hammond 7-8-10 Paul Hanagan [20] 20/1

 

2.35pm VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE STAKES

CHANDLERY (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [6] 5/2 Fav

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3.10pm QIPCO SUSSEX STAKES

FRANKEL (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-13 Tom Queally [3] 8/13 Fav

 

3.45pm UBS HANDICAP

WHIPLASH WILLIE (Jeremy Hitchens & Stephen Hitchens) Andrew Balding v3-8-12 David Probert [5] 7/1

 

4.20pm MARKEL INTERNATIONAL FILLIES’ MAIDEN

RAKASA (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori [1] 11/2

 

4.55pm HARWODDS EBF "HELLVELYN" CLASSIFIED STAKES

WEBBOW (IRE) (Wentdale Limited) Mark Campion 9-9-04 Kieren Fallon [11] 9/1

 

5.30pm EBF NAYEF FILLIES' AND MARES' HANDICAP

ASKAUD (IRE) (Paul Dixon) David Nicholls 3-8-09 Tom Queally [7] 14/1

 

 

 

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Seventh race - The EBF Nayef Fillies’ and Mares’ Handicap

Winner’s quotes                                                                                                            

 

ASKAUD DELIGHTS OWNER AND NAMESAKE

           

            The Dandy Nicholls-trained Askaud took the honours in the closing race of the day, the EBF Nayef Fillies’ and Mares’ Handicap, for owner Paul Dixon, the chairman of the Horsemen’s Group.

            He said: “That was absolutely great. She’s quite a nice filly - she won at two and then was placed first time out here this year behind Beatrice Aurore, who has gone on to win a Listed race. She ran a bit disappointingly after that so we put the cheekpieces on her and that seemed to work.”

            Dixon was quick to praise Tom Queally, who was enjoying a double on the day after landing the feature race, the QIPCO Sussex Stakes, on Frankel.

            He said: “It was a great ride from the jockey. He said he had plenty of horse underneath him and she tried to duck out but he just kept her going.

            “The horse is named after a really good friend of ours who just arrived ten minutes before the race so she’s delighted. Every time I ring my friend Mr Hobson, he says, ‘Ask Aud’ and that’s why we gave her the name.”

 

 

 

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Sixth race

Harwoods EBF “Hellvelyn” Classified Stakes

 

WEBBOW PROVIDES CAMPION WITH FIRST GLORIOUS WINNER

 

            Yorkshire-based trainer Mark Campion enjoyed his first Glorious Goodwood winner when Webbow took the Harwoods EBF “Hellvelyn” Classified Stakes.

            After Kieren Fallon had dismounted from the winner, Campion, whose yard is in Malton, said: “He’s the best flat horse we have ever trained. This was Plan A, to get a winner at Glorious Goodwood and it’s a great feeling.

            “He’s an old horse (9) so since we got him we just tried to keep him sweet by playing with him.

            “There was no pace on today, so Kieren just let him roll on and that was the thing to do. You never know how the race is going to unfold, but Kieren took it.

            “Last year this horse ran well over a mile here in the totesport Mile [when third for trainer Nigel Tinkler], but he has run well over seven furlongs on his two most recent outings and it made sense to go for this race.”

 

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PROBERT GIVEN TWO, TWO-DAY BANS

 

            Jockey David Probert picked up four days’ worth of suspensions following his winning ride on Whiplash Willie in the UBS Handicap.

            Goodwood’s stewards found Probert guilty of careless riding in that he had allowed his mount to drift left, interfering with unplaced Halifax who in turn interfered with third-placed Pivotman.

            The jockey was given a two-day ban for that on Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11, and he was also stood down on Friday, August 12 and Saturday August 13 for using his whip with excessive frequency.

 

                                                           

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Fifth race - The Markel International Maiden Fillies’ Stakes

Winner’s quotes                                                                                                            

 

HIGHLY PROMISING DEBUT FOR GODOLPHIN’S RAKASA

           

            The exquisitely-bred Rakasa made a debut very much in keeping with her pedigree when battling home to take the Markel International Fillies’ Stakes for Godolphin by a head after making much of the running.

            By the elite Australian sire Redoute’s Choice, Rakasa was bred by Darley out of Danse Arabe, whose half-sister Valentine Waltz won the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches in 1999.

            Simon Crisford, racing manager for Godolphin said: “They went off pretty quickly and she was switched off out the back. But from the furlong pole to the finish line she never looked like being beaten.

            “One hopes she can definitely go on from that and be a nice filly for future. She’s not entered in anything at the moment but we’ll be making some entries for her.

            “Sheikh Mohammed felt she’d be good enough to come here to Goodwood and do herself justice on the Downs.

            “We didn’t come here thinking she was a good thing to win but we wanted to see her run a nice race and she’s done that. We’ll take a step up the ladder with her next time.”

 

 

FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES

MARKEL INTERNATIONAL MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES

 

LULLA JUST PIPPED

 

            Trainer Marcus Tregoning was philospohical after Lulla was touched off by a head in the Markel International Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.

            “I’m thrilled that’s she’s run so well, that’s what we expected, but we were just unlucky to get done. My filly was given a beautiful ride and that was a huge improvement on what she has done before.         “She’s always been a nice filly and we’ll try and win a maiden and then take it from there.”

 

 

 

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Fourth race

UBS Handicap

 

WILLIE HOLDS THE WHIP HAND

                       

Whiplash Willie gained a 50/1 quote from the sponsors for the Ladbrokes St Leger after a battling victory in the UBS Handicap.

 

Yet trainer Andrew Balding was not keen to commit to the final Classic of the season, and said York’s

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Melrose Stakes might be a better option.

 

On the Ladbrokes St Leger, Balding said: “That’s just a long shot. Jeremy [Hitchins, the owner] bred him and entered him just for a bit of fun. We thought he might be entitled to run if the ground was right and we might pick up a bit of place money. Obviously, he’s got a long way to go to be good enough for that.”

 

“He’ll get the extra two furlongs no problem. The blinkers definitely helped, it made him an easier ride.

 

“He’s not a main player [for the St Leger] but you never know how it might cut up and he stays well and if it turns up soft he may run into third or fourth... but he’s got a long way to go to play a part in it.”

 

Winning jockey David Probert said: “He was a bit keen the first time he wore a visor at Salisbury, but he was good today. He was always going nicely enough and I probably hit the front too soon - I was always holding the runner-up.

 

“He’ll definitely stay a mile and six furlongs and, while he prefers a bit of give in the ground, he will go on faster.”

 

 

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Third race- QIPCO Sussex Stakes

 

 

THE WINNER -

 

FRANKEL

by five lengths from Canford Cliffs in 1m 37.47s

 

 

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UNBEATEN FRANKEL (GB) - HIS FACTFILE

 

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3 b c Galileo (IRE) - Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Form: 1111-1111                                     Owner: Khalid Abdulla                                     Trainer: Sir Henry Cecil

Jockey: Tom Queally                   Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd

Frankel

In eight racecourse appearances, the unbeaten Frankel has more than proved a fitting tribute to the legendary US trainer Bobby Frankel, who provided owner/breeder Khalid Abdulla with a host of big race victories in America until his death from cancer at the age of 68 in November, 2009. The home-bred son of Galileo, a three parts brother to 2010 Lingfield Derby Trial winner Bullet Train, made an eye-catching winning debut when readily scoring in a mile maiden on Newmarket's July Course on August 13. He built on that promising start when quickening clear of two rivals for a bloodless 13-length victory over subsequent Group One Prix Marcel Boussac third Rainbow Springs in a seven-furlong conditions race at Doncaster's St Leger meeting on September 10. The manner of his win saw Frankel propelled towards the head of the ante-post markets for both the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and the Investec Derby in 2011 and he showed himself as a juvenile of uncommon ability with a stunning success in the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes over a mile at Ascot on September 25. Not content with the sedate pace, Tom Queally took up the running entering the straight and Frankel accelerated away from the field with ease to gain an almost effortless 10-length triumph over Klammer. His trainer then suggested that Frankel was the finest juvenile to have passed through his hands since Wollow in 1975 (who subsequently went on to win the 2,000 Guineas). Frankel's final start of 2010 came at Newmarket on October 16 in the Group One Dubai Dewhurst Stakes. A strong line-up for the seven-furlong event also included dual Group One winner Dream Ahead and impressive Group Two victor Saamidd. Held up at the rear of the field, Frankel began to make smooth progress with three furlongs remaining, led before the furlong-pole and defeated Roderic O'Connor by two and a quarter lengths in good style. The runner-up strongly endorsed the form when winning a Group One in France afterwards. Frankel was the joint champion two-year-old in Europe on official ratings with Dream Ahead - rated 126. Frankel reappeared this season in the seven-furlong Group Three Greenham Stakes at Newbury on April 16, when he went to the front passing the three-furlong marker to record a comfortable four-length success over subsequent German 2,000 Guineas winner Excelebration. He started the shortest-priced favourite in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas since Apalachee, third at 4/9 in 1974, going off at ½. He galloped his opponents into submission and was over 10 lengths clear before halfway, winning by six lengths from Dubawi Gold with the field strung out. He then headed to Royal Ascot for the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes on June 14 and extended his unbeaten run. But the victory was not delivered in the manner expected by his legion of admirers. Queally sent the colt to the lead with well over three furlongs remaining and Frankel was six lengths clear with a quarter of a mile to run. After such an explosive mid-race burst however, his speed decreased markedly inside the final furlong, allowing the deep closing Zoffany to get within three quarters of a length at the line. Frankel is the joint highest-rated horse in the world on 130, alongside Australian sprinter Black Caviar, in the latest standings of the World Thoroughbred Rankings. He has started favourite in all his races and, for the last six, has been sent off at odds-on. His latest win came in today’s QIPCO Sussex Stakes when he won most impressively from Canford Cliffs, the second best miler in the world, in the ‘Duel on the Downs’. The winning margin was a huge five lengths.

Race Record: Starts: 8; 1st: 8; 2nd:-; 3rd:-; Win & Place Prize Money: £805,509

 

Khalid Abdulla

Prince Khalid Abdulla, who prefers to be known as plain Mr K Abdulla on the racecard, is a first cousin to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He owns extensive racing and breeding interests in America, Britain, France and Ireland. He is a semi-retired businessman who, along with his four sons, presides over a huge  conglomerate, the Mawarid Group, in Saudi Arabia and beyond. He developed a love for British racing during the 1960s when renting a house in London and, with the help of former trainer Humphrey Cottrill, had his first winner on May 14, 1979, when the Jeremy Tree-trained Charming Native scored at Windsor. Born in Taif, Saudi Arabia, in 1937, Abdulla has been one of the most successful owner-breeders in Europe over the past four decades and is the only current owner to have owned and bred the winners of all five British Classics. The first British Classic success came when Known Fact was awarded the 1980 2,000 Guineas on the disqualification of Nureyev. He has won the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas thrice more, thanks to Dancing Brave (1986), Zafonic (1993) and Frankel (2011), while in 1990 Quest For Fame gave him an initial Derby triumph, followed by Commander In Chief in 1993 and Workforce in 2010. Abdulla also races with great success in France, Ireland and the United States, where under the Juddmonte Farms banner he won a Triple Crown race in 2003 with Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes. In 2003, Abdulla became champion owner in both Britain (78 winners) and France (58 winners), while he also finished third in the USA owners' championship. The full-sisters out of Hasili, Banks Hill (2001) and Intercontinental (2005), gave Abdulla a notable pair of victories in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, a race he also annexed in 2009 with two-time Nassau Stakes (2009 & 2010) winner Midday. Hasili also produced the owner’s dual Grade One winning mare Heat Haze, trained by the late Bobby Frankel. 2010 was a superb year and Abdulla finished it as champion owner in Britain (74 winners & prize money of over £3 million) for the second time, while Juddmonte was crowned the top breeder once again. Workforce won in great style both the Investec Derby and Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, while the unbeaten Frankel was crowned joint-champion European juvenile after victory in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes. Special Duty also won two 2010 Classics in the stewards’ room. In the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, she was promoted to first ahead of Jacqueline Quest after finishing a nose second and in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, the filly was awarded first place after coming home the head runner-up to Liliside. Twice Over has also been a leading light over the past few seasons, taking the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket in 2009 and 2010 as well as the 2010 Coral-Eclipse. His Juddmonte breeding operation has nine properties in England, Ireland and Kentucky, including the 373-acre Banstead Manor Stud just outside Newmarket and the 2,500-acre Juddmonte Farms south of Lexington. Juddmonte Farms stand 10 stallions, including Oasis Dream and Dansili, as well as outstanding broodmares in Britain and the US including Hasili, Toussaud and Slightly Dangerous. Abdulla is an honorary member of the British Jockey Club and his daughter was married to the late Prince Fahd Salman, owner of 1991 Derby victor Generous. His notable horses have included the great Dancing Brave, narrowly beaten in the 1986 Derby but successful in the 2000 Guineas, Eclipse, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, plus Rainbow Quest, Warning, Danehill, Reams Of Verse, Rail Link, Zafonic, Oasis Dream, Chester House, Observatory, Xaar, All At Sea, Commander In Chief, Sanglamore, Ryafan, Exbourne, Marquetry, Raintrap, Sun Shack, Aptitude, Senure, Tates Creek, Cacique, Ventura and Provisio. Abdulla has over 300 broodmares and a similar number of horses in training. Lord Grimthorpe is his racing manager in Europe and Dr John Chandler oversees his US interests. He has won 10 Eclipse Awards in America as well as plenty of Cartier Racing Awards in Europe including the Award of Merit in 2002, while last year Workforce gained the Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt Award and Frankel the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt Award.

QIPCO Sussex Stakes winners: 1985 Rousillon; 1988 Warning; 1994 Distant View, 2011 Frankel

 

 

Sir Henry Cecil

Sir Henry Cecil, who in June, 2011, was awarded a knighthood for services to racing in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, has been Britain's champion trainer 10 times and is master of Warren Place Stables in Newmarket. Since taking out a licence in 1969, Cecil has compiled a record of success that ranks him among the pantheon of training legends. He has won 36 European Classics, including 25 in Britain, and saddled well over 3,000 individual winners. He is also the most successful trainer at Royal Ascot, having won 73 races at the meeting. Henry Richard Amherst Cecil was born in Aberdeen on January 11, 1943, 10 minutes before his twin brother David, with whom he enjoyed a close bond. His father, Captain Henry Cecil of the Welsh Guards, brother of the third Baron Amherst of Hackney, was killed in action in North Africa some two weeks prior to the birth. Henry's widowed mother Rohays subsequently married royal trainer Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and moved her brood of four boys to Freemason Lodge from the family farm near Newmarket. His formative years at Freemason Lodge stables, along with his brothers Bow, James, David and later Arthur, infused a desire to pursue a life in racing. This was undoubtedly detrimental to any potential academic distractions that may have robbed the sport of one of its most intuitive talents. In his book, On The Level, published in 1983, Cecil recalls at the age of seven being sent to prep school at Sunningdale where, with his twin David, he “went straight to the bottom form and stayed there.” He failed to get into Eton and spent the remainder of his school life at Canford School in Dorset, which he left with 10 O-Levels, before embarking on a high-spirited year at Cirencester's Royal Agricultural College, where he and David “studied drinking and gambling”, before leaving without sitting any exams.  Henry was destined for a career in stud management until accepting the role of assistant to his step-father in 1964. Two years later he married Julie Murless, daughter of the great trainer Sir Noel Murless. Boyd-Rochfort, the man he called Uncle Cecil, retired at the end of the 1968 Flat season, at which point Henry took over the reins at Freemason Lodge. He did not exactly hit the ground running and it was two months before he sighted the winner's enclosure. His initial victory as a licensed trainer came on May 17, 1969, when Celestial Cloud was the short-head winner of an amateur event at Ripon. That success came after a piece of anxious advice from his then father-in-law. After watching the Cecil string work, Sir Noel Murless, never one to interfere, awkwardly declared: “Your horses are galloping like a lot of old gentlemen. You must make them work.” Henry gratefully heeded the advice and big-race glory soon followed with Wolver Hollow in the 1969 Eclipse. A move to Marriott Stables brought his first European Classic, courtesy of Cloonagh in the 1973 Irish 1,000 Guineas. Bolkonski's win in the 1975 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket set the ball rolling in Britain. Wollow's 2,000 Guineas victory a year later came in Henry's first season training at Warren Place, formerly the yard of his father-in-law, and heralded an era of success that has etched his name indelibly in the annals of racing greatness. As the 1980s dawned, the Henry Cecil legend took shape. Supported by Julie Cecil, head man Paddy Rudkin, travelling head man George Winsor and others, he reigned supreme. He ended the 1979 season as champion trainer with a 20th century record of 128 wins to his name. That was his third title in four seasons, in a year that saw One In A Million land the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and Le Moss and Kris emerge as champions. The following decade brought five more training titles, while eight individual English Classic winners, including the Derby heroes Slip Anchor (1985) and Reference Point (1987), and the brilliant fillies' Triple Crown scorer Oh So Sharp (1985), were complemented by champions such as Ardross, Diesis, Indian Skimmer and Old Vic. In 1985, the year of Slip Anchor and Oh So Sharp, Henry became the first trainer in history to pass the £1-million mark in prize money. The 1987 season brought an even more phenomenal feat as Warren Place runners captured 180 races, smashing John Day's 1867 record of 146. Success continued throughout the next decade with a further clutch of Classic triumphs including four Oaks wins in five years with Lady Carla (1996), Reams Of Verse (1997), Ramruma (1999) and Love Divine (2000). He produced the brilliant Bosra Sham to be champion filly, nursing her fragile feet with the patience and care with which he is renowned, while enjoying two further successes in the Derby with Commander In Chief (1993) and Oath (1999). The latter's owner, the late Prince Ahmed Salman, summed up the feeling of many after Oath's triumph when he said, "winning Classics is easy. You just buy a horse and send it to Henry Cecil". The years have seen many of his owner-breeders pass away, while the loss of Sheikh Mohammed's patronage in 1995 was an undoubted blow. The numbers housed at Warren Place fell dramatically from a peak of near 200, so that by midway through the decade 2000 to 2010 Henry Cecil was no longer seen as a force in the contests that mattered. The family standard, run up the flag pole after each Group One win, gathered dust for over six years after Beat Hollow's Grand Prix de Paris win in 2000. In 2006, however, a corner was turned as Multidimensional gave Henry his first Pattern race success in four years. October of that year marked a return to the top table as the Khalid Abdulla-owned Passage Of Time captured the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud. Classic success made a welcome return to Warren Place in 2007 when Light Shift clinched an emotional success in the Oaks, while Midday went close to handing the stable a ninth victory in the premier fillies’ Classic when a close runner-up to Sariska in 2009. The Khalid Abdulla-owned filly has since proved a bona fide superstar, with back-to-back victories in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood in 2009 and 2010 as well as the Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille in 2010. She also provided Henry with a first success at the Breeders' Cup when landing the 2009 Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. Twice Over has also been a standard bearer for Warren Place over the past few seasons, taking the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket in 2009 and 2010 as well as the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in 2010. The unbeaten Frankel is the latest superstar on the block, having annexed the Group One Dubai Dewhurst Stakes last season and he completely dominated in the first Classic of 2011, winning the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas in tremendous style by six lengths,  the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and the QIPCO Sussex Stakes today. As well as housing equine superstars, Warren Place was also the haunt of champion jockeys, with Joe Mercer, Lester Piggott, Steve Cauthen, Pat Eddery and later Kieren Fallon each doing their bit and enjoying the spoils of the master trainer's meticulously-planned campaigns. Nowadays, the talented young Irishman Tom Queally is the jockey most often proving his worth atop Cecil-trained contenders. The record books do not lie and Henry Cecil rewrote them as he cultivated and nurtured a string of champions. He is a trainer of great flair - a gifted horseman with an exceptional ability in assessing a horse, and possesses a rare instinctive genius that enables him to appreciate potential far earlier than most. He is also the focus of great fascination, particularly among the media - a champion trainer with a penchant for gardening and fine clothes. He experienced private joy in 2008 when he married Jane McKeown amid an on-going battle against cancer.

QIPCO Sussex Stakes Wins: 1975 Bolkonski; 1976 Wollow; 1979 Kris; 1994 Distant View; 1997 Ali-Royal, 2011 Frankel

Tom Queally

Tom Queally, born on October 8, 1984, has come a long way since riding his first winner on the John Roche-trained Larifaari at Clonmel on April 13, 2000, when 15. He was crowned Ireland's champion apprentice the same season. From Dungarvan in County Waterford, where his father Declan combines farming with a small training operation, Tom was out hunting on his pony by the age of seven. After a spell showjumping, he was a leading figure on the pony racing circuit by the age of 13 and was apprenticed to trainer Pat Flynn two years later. The apprenticeship was terminated when Queally's parents insisted he finish his leaving certificate at school. At the end of a quiet 2002, when apprenticed to his father, he moved to Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle, winning the following year's Group Three Ballysax Stakes on Balestrini. With the help of owner/trainer Barney Curley, he moved to Britain in 2004 and joined David Loder's Newmarket stable, becoming British champion apprentice that year. He won the 2008 Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom aboard Lady Gloria and is now attached to Henry Cecil's Warren Place stable. Since his move to Cecil's yard, he has recorded significant victories on Midday, who finished runner-up in the 2009 Investec Oaks before going on to claim the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood (2009 and 2010), the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2010), Qatar Prix Vermeille (2010) and  the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009). Twice Over has given him success in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 and 2010) and Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2010). In 2009, he also won two Group One sprints, partnering the Michael Bell-trained Art Connoisseur in Royal Ascot’s Golden Jubilee Stakes (Queally’s first top level win) and Fleeting Spirit, trained by Jeremy Noseda, in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. He has partnered Frankel on all the colt’s eight appearances, including Group One wins in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2010), QIPCO 2,000 Guineas (2011), St James’s Palace Stakes (2011) and QIPCO Sussex Stakes (today). He had a Group One success came on the Cecil-trained Timepiece in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on July 8.QIPCO Sussex Stakes victories: 2011 Frankel

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INITIAL WINNING QUOTES -QIPCO SUSSEX STAKES

 

 

Henry Cecil, Frankel’s trainer, said: “I did actually think that he could win very easily but I wanted to let the horse do the talking and I do respect the second an awful lot.

 

“I have to thank the Prince and all those involved with Frankel - Shane (Featherstonhaugh - work rider) and also Bullet Train, his three-parts brother who has led him all year. To lead a horse like that, you have got to be pretty good.

 

“It’s a marvellous day and he is a very, very good horse. I think Frankel is the best that I have ever seen. Looking through, Blushing Groom was a miler who really used to impress me and Shergar - I can’t go further back because I wasn’t alive but Tudor Minstrel and the days of matches. I wouldn’t know but he is one of the best horses that I have ever seen.”

 

 

Tom Queally, Frankel’s jockey, commented: “He is absolutely amazing. I have said it before but Frankel is a freak - he has got that turbo.

 

“He settled well today and gradually picked himself up furlong by furlong. He was rolling before I wanted him to but that is often the case with him but he was amazing. I am just very fortunate to be playing a small part in it.

 

“I wanted him to settle and plan A would have been to get him relaxed in behind but we had to resort to different things. I decided to use my initiative and thankfully things worked out.

 

“I was trying to get a glimpse at the big screen but something was blocking it - I kept squeezing away and he kept finding. He made the other horses look ordinary and they are very, very good horses. It’s just a fantastic day.”

 

 

THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES

QIPCO SUSSEX STAKES (GROUP 1)

 

SIMPLY THE BEST

 

Trainer Henry Cecil declared Frankel not just the most outstanding horse he had trained but the best he had seen as he galloped five lengths clear to take the Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes in one of the highest-class performances ever seen in Goodwood’s long history.

 

Tom Queally always had his mount at the front of the four-runner field and gradually extended his advantage in the home straight.

 

“He’s the best I’ve ever seen,” said Cecil, who was greeted by three cheers from the large crowd surrounding the winner’s enclosure. “I’ve great respect for Blushing Groom, who was a great miler on his day and Shergar was a brilliant horse and I can’t go back to Tudor Minstrel and the days of match races but he’s the best in my lifetime. I’m just very lucky to train him.

 

“I don’t want to sound facetious but I did think he’d win. We really do think the world of him and I’m not surprised at how he won, although it’s an awful thing to say.

 

“We had two options today, either settle him behind or if there was no pace on then settle him in front, he’s very relaxed through his races. I told Tom to relax as well and this horse has most fantastic turn of foot. When he quickens, he quickens very fast.

 

“He’s growing up all the time and relaxing more. When he hears horses coming behind then he just wants to please. He’s a much better horse now than earlier in the year, he’s still improving. He’s not as big as Canford Cliffs but he’s getting stronger. That horse is very good so to beat him like that, hats off to Frankel!

 

“I was fairly relaxed, my job was done and it was a bit like going to the dentist’s beforehand, just waiting for it to be over.

 

“I think he’ll get a mile and a quarter and whether he has one more run or two we’ll have to see. He is in the Juddmonte International at York and he’s 50/50 to go there and all being well he’ll go to Ascot at the end of the year for either the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes or Champion Stakes. We’ll see what the Prince wants to do, it’s his horse - I just train him.

 

“We all need a champion in any sport, the publicity it creates goes through the country, I’m just glad everyone has been able to see a really good horse.

 

Owner Khalid Abdulla added: “I was hearing what Henry was saying about the horse and I thought that he was the best I had had and I followed what he said. I was hoping that he’d win today and it’s nice when it happens.

 

“I haven’t thought further than today for the horse and if Henry wants him next season then he can stay with him.”

 

 

Third race - The Sussex Stakes

Winning jockey

 

QUEALLY: ‘THE BIGGEST PROBLEM I HAD WAS PULLING HIM UP’

 

                        Tom Queally has partnered Frankel in each of his eight victories and unsurprisingly he was full of praise for the star colt, saying: “That was amazing, unbelievable. He put everything to bed there today. He settled well in front and kept galloping to the line. That’s a nice position for a jockey to be in.

            “He is absolutely amazing. I have said it before but he is a freak - he has got that turbo. He settled well today and gradually picked himself up furlong by furlong. He was rolling before I wanted him to but that is often the case with him but he was amazing. I am just very fortunate to be playing a small part in it.

            “I wanted him to settle and plan A would have been to get him relaxed in behind but we had to resort to different things. I decided to use my initiative and thankfully things worked out.                          

                “I was trying to get a glimpse at the big screen but something was blocking it - I kept squeezing away and he kept finding. He made the other horses look ordinary and they are very, very good horses. It’s just a fantastic day. He does everything - he quickens, he stays. I can’t find a flaw. Can anybody?”

            Asked whether he thought Frankel would stay further than a mile, the jockey said: “The biggest problem I had was pulling him up. It was lucky the barrier was at the end to help me. He stays the mile very well but I’ll leave it up to Henry and the Prince. I just ride him.

            “The track was fine. He ran down the hill a little then settled coming up the hill. He was very balanced before the race. I’ve always said he was a well-balanced colt and I thought Goodwood would suit him. He did it very well.

            “I’ve said it before, he’s a freak. This is beyond anything I could ever have imagined when I started out.

            “Shane (Featherstonehaugh, Frankel’s work rider) has been very influential, he’s done a great job with him at home, creating the horse that everybody sees on the racecourse. So much goes on behind the scenes. There’s a great team at Warren Place and I could be here all day thanking them all.”

            Queally admitted that he felt the pressure in the build-up to Frankel’s races. He added: “It’s the price you pay for riding a horse like this. They scrutinise your every move, everything you do, everything you say - but I’ll take that on happily.”

 

 

FRANKEL IS BEST IN THE WORLD

            Frankel's awesome performance in winning today's QIPCO Sussex Stakes will make him the best horse in the world this year when his revised official rating is revealed next week.

            Rated joint top with crack Australian sprinter Black Caviar going into the race, he is likely to be rated a minimum of 132 as a result of today's five-length demolition of his big rival, Canford Cliffs, which extended his unbeaten career record to eight races.

Dominic Gardiner-Hill, the BHA's senior mile handicapper, said: "My initial reaction is that this performance will undoubtedly put him top of the world rankings.  He's proven today that he's a 130+ horse.

            “In my opinion he is worth at least 132 and very possibly more, but this will have to be discussed with our international colleagues before his position in the World Thoroughbred Rankings is confirmed."

            Winning trainer Sir Henry Cecil confirmed that his star colt's big end-of-season target will be one of the two big races on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot - either the £1m Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, by far the richest mile race ever run in Europe, or the £1.3m QIPCO Champion Stakes over 1 ¼ miles, which will be the most valuable race ever run in Britain.

            Cecil also confirmed that the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday 17 August, the next race in the QIPCO British Champions Series Middle Distance category, remains a possible target en route to Ascot.

            The victory took Cecil to the top of the QIPCO British Champions Series trainers' table, while it enabled Frankel's rider, Tom Queally, to move two winners clear of his rivals at the top of the jockeys' table.

 

 

TRAINER OF THE SERIES (AFTER 20 RACES)

  

TRAINER WINS 2nds 3rds

1 Henry Cecil 4 1 0

2 Aidan O'Brien 3 5 1

3 Richard Hannon 2 3 0

4 Mahmood Al Zarooni 2 1 0

5 John Gosden 2 0 2

6(e) Robert Cowell 1 0 1

6(e) Andre Fabre 1 0 1

6(e) David Simcock 1 0 1

9(e) William Haggas 1 0 0

9(e) Edward Lynam 1 0 0

9(e) Robert Collet 1 0 0

9(e) James Fanshawe 1 0 0

 

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JOCKEY OF THE SERIES (AFTER 20 RACES)

JOCKEY WINS 2nds 3rds

1 Tom Queally 4 1 0

2 Richard Hughes 2 2 1

3 William Buick 2 0 1

4 Frankie Dettori 2 0 1

5 Ryan Moore 1 5 2

6 Mickael Barzalona 1 1 0

7(e) Jim Crowley 1 0 1

7(e) Jamie Spencer 1 0 1

9(e) Keagan Latham 1 0 0

9(e) Johnny Murtagh 1 0 0

9(e) Gerald Mosse 1 0 0

9(e) Pat Cosgrave 1 0 0

9(e) Seamie Heffernan 1 0 0

9(e) Hayley Turner 1 0 0

 

Both championships are decided on the number of winners ridden/trained across the 35 race series.  In the event of a tie, the number of seconds and thirds (and, if necessary, lower placings) will be taken into account.  The winners will be presented with a specially commissioned trophy on QIPCO British Champions at Ascot on Saturday 15 October and their nominated charity will receive a cheque for £25,000.

 

NEXT RACE:

THE ARTEMIS GOODWOOD CUP, GOODWOOD, 3.15PM TOMORROW (28 JULY) - LONG DISTANCE

"           Opinion Poll (runner-up in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot), Manighar (4th in the Gold Cup and 3rd in the Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup) and Blue Bajan (runner-up in the Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup) feature amongst a field of 16 declared for the Artemis Goodwood Cup, the third leg in the QIPCO British Champions Series Long Distance category.

The Artemis Goodwood Cup is the 21st race overall in the QIPCO British Champions Series and the third in the Long Distance division:

1.         Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (1¾m, 4yo+) York, Friday 13 May - won by DUNCAN

2.         Gold Cup (2½m, 4yo+), Thursday 16 June - won by FAME AND GLORY

3.         Artemis Goodwood Cup (2m, 3yo+), Goodwood, Thursday 28 July

4.         Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2m, 3yo+ ), York, Saturday 20 August

5.         Doncaster Cup (2¼m 3yo+), Doncaster, Friday 9 September

6.         Ladbrokes St Leger (1¾m , 3yo), Doncaster, Saturday 10 September

7.         QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (2m, 3yo+), Saturday 15 October

 

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES LONG DISTANCE RANKINGS (based on the official ratings of horses that have finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in QBCS races)

1          Fame And Glory            121

2e         Duncan 116

2e         Opinion Poll       116

4          Brigantin           113

5          Manighar           112

6          Blue Bajan        111

 

 

Third race - placed quotes

QIPCO Sussex Stakes

 

‘CANFORD NOT HIMSELF’ SAYS HANNON

           

            A stunning showdown in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes ended in easy victory for Frankel, and left trainer Richard Hannon questioning the performance of runner-up Canford Cliffs.

            He finished five lengths behind the mighty winner, and just two and a half lengths ahead of third-placed Rio De La Plata after drifting off a straight line towards the grandstand in the final furlong.

            Hannon said: “Either the winner is a machine or our horse just wasn’t himself. He’s either unbeatable or we should have been closer. It wasn’t his [Canford Cliffs’] run, and Hughesie [jockey Richard Hughes] said the horse was beaten three furlongs out - that’s not him.

            “He came here in good order - his blood was good, his scope was good. We would have expected him to stick with the winner a bit longer than that.

            “He’s won five Group 1s, so we know he’s a very good horse, and he’s not hung like that this year. I don’t know what made him do that. I don’t think this is his track - he’s never liked going downhill.”

            Canford Cliffs looked calm after the race, and was not breathing particularly hard. Hannon acknowledged that and repeated: “I’m sure he’s better than that. One had to win, one to lose - we’ll have to have another go at him [Frankel].”

            Saeed bin Suroor, the trainer of Rio De La Plata, was far happier with his horse’s performance, and said: “He ran a huge race. For a while I thought he was going to finish second. We’re happy to finish third and just a few lengths behind Canford Cliffs.

            “Our horse is a Group 1 winner in Germany, France and Italy, so to see him finish third to Frankel in a Group 1 here is very good form. The Group 1s overseas are where he is going to win, but we’ll keep options open for him. We had to take our chance, even against the best horses in the world.”

 

MORE FROM THE CANFORD CLIFFS’ TEAM

           

Richard Hughes spoke of Canford Cliffs’ performance: “I don’t want to make any excuses, Frankel's a brilliant  horse and he was the best horse on the day.

 

“I just felt my lad didn’t move great, he didn’t really stretch and then he hung badly. The only time he's ever hung bad is when he’s got beat. But I don’t want to make excuses.

 

“I was off the bridle today four and a half to five out. I know it's Frankel bowling along going a good one but I've never known Canford Cliffs to be off the bridle in the middle of a race.

 

“We thought all that (hanging) was behind him. I don't want to stand here making excuses because Frankel's a brilliant horse and deserves all the credit he got today.

 

“He (Canford Cliffs) was on one rein from a long way out and as soon as I let him drift he came over to the stands’ rail. He was hanging five out but if we had beat him and they were making excuses I wouldn't like it, so I don't want to do the same.

 

“It's definitely not a 100 per cent run. We will be sticking to the mile and maybe (we'll meet Frankel) in the big race at Ascot at the back end, so long as theground isn't too soft.”

 

Richard Hannon, the trainer of Canford Cliffs, declared: “I don’t know why but Hughsie said that Canford Cliffs was beaten three furlongs out and he knew that he wasn’t going to win. He is a very good horse and I don’t know what made him go across the track - he did in the Greenham.

 

“I said the other morning that I don’t think that this is his track - he doesn’t like going downhill. We had scoped him, blood tested him and everything was fine.

 

“The winner is probably a very good horse. I don’t have much to do with him apart from seeing his arse end occasionally. I am not frightened off having another go at him.

 

“They didn’t go fast early but they went a hell of a gallop in the straight. We will have to go home and rethink it but I am sure that it is the racecourse.

 

“There is a lot of season left yet.”

 

 

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Second race

Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes

 

VICTOR CHANDLERY HEADS HANNON ONE-TWO

 

Richard Hannon saddled the first and second in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes when 5/2 favourite Chandlery beat 5/1 chance Rockinante, with Red Duke third.

 

The winner, who gained a quote of 50/1 for next year’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas with StanJames.com while Victor Chandler go 25/1, became Richard Hughes’ third winner of the week, extending his lead in the Racing UK top jockey award.

 

Hannon, looking calm ahead of saddling Canford Cliffs for the QIPCO Sussex Stakes, said of Chandlery’s front-running win: “He’s a good moving, good galloping horse, and that’s why we decided to ride him from the front - nothing else wanted to go on, so Hughesie didn’t mess around and let him bowl on.

 

“The third horse was definitely unlucky, but he got himself into that spot. He tried to move Dobbsy out [Pat Dobbs on Hannon’s Red Seventy], and Dobbsy was entitled to hold his line.

 

“There’s big money in a sales race at York in three weeks, and he [Chandlery] could run in that. He’s a big, strong boy and will be a hard horse to get by.”

 

Of Canford Cliffs he said: “One of them has got to get beat, and the French horse [Rajsaman] is in there too. I’m very happy with my horse and we’ve been lucky enough to get three days on the grass gallop, which sharpened up Strong Suit yesterday and I hope it does the same for this one.”

 

Hughes said of Chandlery: “He was a bit ‘toey’ down at the start so I sent him to the front straight away so he could have a good look at what he was doing.

 

“He’s improved today, but I wouldn’t want to rush into any plans yet because that was his big race for now. He will get a mile this year.

 

“It’s been a good start to the week and these are nice races too, which is most important.”

 

 

SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES

VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE STAKES (GROUP 2)

 

UNLUCKY DUKE FINISHES THIRD

 

Red Duke had to settle for third place in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes after being boxed in on the rail for much of the race’s final stages.

 

“He got boxed in and we can’t change the result but he ran a great race,” said the two-year-old’s trainer John Quinn. “Kieren (Fallon) said he just couldn’t get a run when he needed to.

 

“I’ll speak to his owner Peter Clay but it’s possible we might not run him again now until later in the year when we’d either go for the Dewhurst or the Breeders’ Cup Turf in November. He’ll then be trained for the English Guineas next season.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First race - The Goodwood Handicap

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DESERVED VICTORY FOR VERSATILE HOLLINS

                       

The Micky Hammond-trained Hollins was contesting the Goodwood HaNdicap for the second year running and came out on top this time, beating Seaside Sizzler by three-quarters of a length in the marathon event.

 

His delighted trainer, who was recording his first ever winner at Goodwood, paid tribute to the versatile stayer, saying: “He ran well last year and has done well over hurdles this season. He’s been very unlucky in this kind of race on the Flat. He ran well at Pontefract when he was second but the next time he went there it was only 13 days later, and it was trainer error really. I went back too soon with him.

 

“We brought him back after that and gave him two weeks off in the field and basically just trained him for this race.

 

“We’re on a decent mark and he’s outstayed them. But he’s not winning a decent race out of turn: he’s been to two Cheltenham Festivals, two Royal Ascots, two York Dante  meetings and two Glorious Goodwoods. He’s given his owner tremendous fun and he’s just a tough, honest horse.

 

“Everything has fallen right for us today and Paul Hanagan has given me a great ride - he rode him for his strength, which is staying.”

 

Hollins is now likely to be given an entry for the Cesarewitch at Newmarket in October but a return to jumping is his long-term aim.

 

“Really we’re thinking about going novice chasing,” said Hammond. “He’s a decent hurdler and was third to Peddlers Cross at Kelso. He’s always mixing it with the best and what he’s done today he deserves.”

 

Paul Hanagan said: “He is very tough and genuine. He got into a bit of a battle out there but he just kept sticking his head out. He has done it well.”

 

 

First race - placed quotes

The Goodwood Handicap

 

A SIZZLER, BUT SEASIDE GIVES BEST TO HOLLINS

 

‘Duel on the Downs’ day at Glorious Goodwood got off to an exciting start with a duel between two hardy stayers in the marathon Goodwood Handicap.

 

Hollins and Seaside Sizzler pulled clear of their rivals in the final furlong, but the former held sway to record victory by three-quarters of a length, with third-placed Exemplary another five lengths in arrears.

 

Ralph Beckett, trainer of Seaside Sizzler, was pleased with the four-year-old’s performance, but admitted he now has a quandary in deciding whether to follow the advice of jockey Jim Crowley. Beckett said: “Jim just said ‘Cesarewitch’, but I’m not convinced Newmarket is the place for the horse. He likes it here with all the bends, and he travelled much better today than he normally does - at one point I thought we had it won, but the other horse found more. It was a proper horse race, with the first two five lengths clear of the third.

 

“Everyone involved with the horse is very happy. He may go for the Cesarewitch because there isn’t much else to run him in, but I’d be worried he’ll see too much daylight there. That said he’s getting more and more straightforward and that’s very pleasing.”

 

eirdre Johnston, the wife of trainer Mark who saddled Exemplary, said: “It was a super run, but Silvestre [De Sousa] said he found it hard under all that weight, and a few pounds less on his back would have made all the difference.

 

“He’ll need a week or two off to recover and we have no real plans for him.”

 

 

GOING AFTER THE FIRST

 

Paul Hanagan, on board the winner Hollins, said: “Good ground. It has dried out since yesterday.”

 

Jim Crowley, partner of second-placed Seaside Sizzler, said: “Good ground, maybe just a fraction slower.”

 

Silvestre De Sousa, rider of third Exemplary, said: “Good.”

 

Tom Queally, partner of My Arch, said: “Good.”

 

Neil Callan, partner of Bowdler’s Magic, described the going as: “Lovely.”

 

Jimmy Fortune, on board L Frank Baum, said: “Beautiful.”

 

Pat Dobbs, jockey of Trovare, said: “Good.”

 

Richard Kingscote, rider of Font, said: “Lovely.”

 

Jamie Spencer, on board Liberate, said: “Good.”

 

Ryan Moore, rider of Spirit Of Adjisa, said: “Good.”

 

George Baker, rider of Royal Diamond, said: “Good.”

 

David Probert, on board Souter Point, said: “On the slow side.”

 

Ian Mongan, partner of Addwaitya, said: “Good.”

 

Adam Beschizza, rider of Raslan, said: “It is a bit tacky around the back but is basically good ground.”

 

Richard Hills, jockey of Herostatus, said: ”Beautiful.”

 

 

 

 

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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD, SECOND DAY

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EARLY GOING NEWS

 

The going remains

Good

 

for the second day of Glorious Goodwood.

 

It was dry overnight and the forecast is for the weather to remain dry today.

 

The GoingStick reading will be released at around 10am.

 

 

Stalls’ Positions

 

Straight Course - Stands’ side

 

Round course - Inside, except 1m 4f which will be Outside

 

 

Rails’ Positions

 

The running rail from the six-furlong marker on the lower bend to the winning post on the inside has been dolled out approximately five yards, increasing race distances by 12 yards.

 

The top bend has been dolled out three yards, increasing race distances on that course by five yards.

 

GOING UPDATE

 

The going remains

GOOD

 

ahead of the second day of Glorious Goodwood with a GoingStick reading of 8.2 taken at 8.30am.

 

Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course, said: “We had a dry night but there is plenty of moisture in the ground and the going remains Good. We are forecast a dry day today.

 

“I’m deliighted with the shape the course is in and we are looking forward to a great day’s racing.

 

“After racing we will be moving the running rail in the last three and a half furlongs of the straight to produce a fresh strip of ground for tomorrow.”

 

 

MARKET MOVERS

 

A big-staking punter has placed his faith in Frankel ahead of this afternoon’s eagerly-awaited QIPCO Sussex Stakes at 3.10pm with a Ladbrokes customer placing a bet of £242,000 at 8/11 on the three-year-old, who is now trading at 4/6.

 

William Hill have cut Frankel to 8/11 from 4/5 after laying a £160,000 bet in a London betting shop.

 

“It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Frankel could start at a price of 1/2,” said Ladbrokes spokesman David Williams.

 

Outsider Rio De La Plata has been clipped from 50/1 from 40/1 with Blue Square, who reported that at noon 53 per cent of their QIPCO Sussex Stakes bets had been placed on Canford Cliffs although 70 per cent of the cash distribution was on Frankel.

 

Today’s other movers

 

2pm Goodwood Handicap

Cosimo De Medici 9/1 from 16/1 Blue Square

My Arch 9/1 from 20/1 Victor Chandler, 9/1 from 16/1 Blue Square, 10/1 from 12/1 SkyBet, 11/1 from 14/1 Paddy Power

Royal Diamond 12/1 from 14/1 Paddy Power

Souter Point 25/1 from 33/1 Ladbrokes

Spirit Of Adjisa 9/2 from 5/1 Ladbrokes

 

2.35pm Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group 2)

Chandlery 11/4 from 3/1 Blue Square

Elkhart 11/1 from 16/1 Victor Chandler

 

3.10pm QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Group 1)

Frankel 8/11 from 4/6 Ladbrokes, 8/11 from 4/5 William Hill

Rio De La Plata 40/1 from 50/1 Blue Square

 

3.45pm UBS Handicap

Four Nations 11/2 from 13/2 SkyBet, 6/1 from 13/2 Paddy Power, 6/1 from 7/1 Blue Square

Pivotman 16/1 from 25/1 Blue Square, 20/1 from 25/1 Paddy Power, 22/1 from 28/1 SkyBet

 

4.20pm Markel International Fillies’ Maiden

Ice Missile 14/1 from 20/1 Paddy Power, 16/1 from 25/1 Betfred and SkyBet, 16/1 from 28/1 Victor Chandler

 

4.55pm Harwoods EBF ‘Hellvelyn’ Classified Stakes

Decent Fella 13/2 from 7/1 Paddy Power, 15/2 from 9/1 SkyBet

 

5.30pm EBF Nayef Fillies’ And Mares’ Handicap

Miss Diagnosis 9/2 from 6/1 Paddy Power

Totheendoftheearth 13/2 from 8/1 Betfred, 15/2 from 9/1 SkyBet

 

 

QIPCO SUSSEX STAKES FACTS AND FIGURES

 

The course record for a mile at Goodwood  - 1m 35.61s - was not set in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes but in the Totesport Mile, by Spectait on August 4, 2006.

 

Frankel is currently 4/5 to remain unbeaten in today’s race but, should he win, he will not be the shortest-priced scorer. That honour goes to the great filly Petite Etoile, who was sent off at 1/10 under Lester Piggott in 1959.

 

Paveh took the 1966 Sussex Stakes by a short-head, while Krakatao holds the record for the longest winning distance in the modern era, having won the 1949 renewal by six lengths.

 

Though today’s race has been billed as a duel between Frankel and Canford Cliffs there are of course four runners, but between 1947 and 1949, the Sussex Stakes really was a duel, with only two runners in each of those years. On The House beat 12 rivals in 1982, the largest field in the post-war era.

 

Richard Hannon has won the race twice, last year with Canford Cliffs, and in 2003 with Reel Buddy, while Henry Cecil bids for his sixth victory, having won with Bolkonski (1975), Wollow (1976), Kris (1979), Distant View (1994) and Ali-Royal (1997).

 

Outside the big two of Frankel and Canford Cliffs, the most fancied of the outsiders is Rasjaman, trained by Freddy Head. The last French-trained horse to win the Sussex Stakes was Bigstone in 1993, trained by Ellie Lellouche and ridden by Dominique Boeuf. Head’s father Alec trained the 1960 winner, Venture VII.

 

SMALL FIELD FOR QIPCO SUSSEX PROMPTS HANDICAPPER’S HEADACHE

 

Today’s QIPCO Sussex Stakes sees the 130-rated three-year-old Frankel take on last year’s winner Canford Cliffs, who is a year older and rated three pounds his inferior.

 

Handicapper Dominic Gardiner-Hill said: “It’s the clash we’ve all been waiting for: the clash of the generations, a clash of two running styles.

 

“The disappointing thing is that we’ve only got four runners - from a handicapping point of view that’s hard. I would have liked a few more runners in there to set the level of the race.

 

“ I don’t really know how good either Frankel or Canford Cliffs really are. Frankel has carried all before him this year but because of the way Canford Cliffs wins his races - that hold-up style of running - I don’t think we really know how good he is. If he beats Frankel by a short-head do we think he’s a 127 or 126, or do we think it’s 131 or 130?

 

“The only other two horses in the race are 120, 117 horses and I’m not entirely sure that they are they going to be capable of giving us a line into the race. That’s the one disappointing aspect of the race, purely from a handicapping point of view.”

 

He added: “To a degree they are both champions already. Frankel has already been rated the leading horse in the world, along with the Australian filly Black Caviar, and Canford Cliffs is the top older miler. This is the clash we’ve all been waiting for.

 

“I’m a huge fan of both horses and I’ll be disappointed for the one that doesn’t win. All we can hope is that each runs his race and that there can be no excuses.”

 

GOODWOOD APPEALS AS PRESS GO LARGE ON RACE OF A LIFETIME

            Forget the hype, none is needed when racing can produce a clash of titanic proportions.

            With that in mind Britain’s press has shunned the puns and let today’s QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood do the talking. ‘The race we’ve all been waiting for’ is the Racing Post’s front-page headline, and that sums up the five-star showdown between Canford Cliffs and Frankel.

            Britain’s national racing daily gives readers a ‘tale of the tape’ spread on pages 6 & 7, breaking down the two colts’ performances in a bid to uncover the winner. The Daily Mail provides a similar format, allotting points and giving Canford Cliffs the nod by 30 to 29.

            Deciding which horse wins has split the views of tipsters - The Daily Telegraph’s Hotspur (J A McGrath) nominates the younger horse. His reasons for doing so are accompanied by the message ‘Frankel to outgun Cliffs in ‘Duel on the Downs”, while Rob Wright of The Times takes the same view. ‘Frankel can call the shots and preserve his unbeaten record’ says Wright, and while ace pundit Pricewise of the Racing Post, aka Tom Segal, does not provide a tip in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes he suggests Frankel will prove a narrow winner. Ben Swingell of the Daily Express agrees, as does Chris McGrath of The Independent, who claims ‘Duel on the Downs’ will prove the worth of Cecil’s jewel Frankel’..   

            Those in the Canford Cliffs’ camp include Newsboy (David Yates) of the Daily Mirror, which describes the clash in understated tone as ‘The Flat race of the Year’ and claims ‘Cliffs to fall on Frankel’. The Sun agrees, with Templegate stating ‘Cliffs is best by a mile’, while local paper The News, a Portsmouth-based publication, also sides with Canford Cliffs.

            Given interest in the race it would be hard to imagine jockeys Richard Hughes and Tom Queally are unaffected. Greg Wood of The Guardian assesses this pressure with a headline that states ‘Queally cannot view this as ‘just another race’ - the money is down and he has to deliver’.

            Today’s fabulous encounter coincides with the opening of the London Olympics swimming stadium, and disappointingly the early-morning sports bulletins on BBC Radio 4 made this their lead article, and largely ignored racing’s cliff-hanger.

            Fortunately the print press know a good sports story, and even without the Frankel and Canford Cliffs showdown it recognises that Glorious Goodwood is always a great source of a sporting summer’s joie de vivre.

            The Daily Telegraph puts the meeting on its front page by showing a shot of two female racegoers enjoying a champagne moment, while The Independent captures the occasion with a photograph by Julian Herbert that fills the centre spread.

            It reveals a fusion of panama hats, cotton dresses and linen jackets as racegoers fill the grandstand, and, while it is clearly not Royal Ascot, it is uniquely Glorious Goodwood.

 

 

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES UPDATE

 

NEXT RACE:

THE QIPCO SUSSEX STAKES, GOODWOOD, 3.10PM TODAY (27 JULY) - MILE           

Just four runners are set to go to post but they include the big two, Frankel and Canford Cliffs, who between them have won all four QIPCO British Champions Series Mile races to date.

Frankel has won the two three-year-old only races, while Canford Cliffs has triumphed in the two races for four-year-olds and up. Now the generations collide for the first time in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes, in which the impending showdown between Frankel and Canford Cliffs has captured the imagination of the racing world, the "Duel on the Downs".

The field is completed by French challenger Rajsaman and the Godolphin-owned Rio De La Plata.

A brilliant Glorious Goodwood video preview of the QIPCO Sussex Stakes and Markell Insurance Nassau Stakes, made by the Armchair Jockeys and sponsored by the QIPCO British Champions Series, can be viewed at www.britishchampionsseries.com

 

The QIPCO Sussex Stakes is the 20th race overall in the QIPCO British Champions Series and the fifth in the Mile division:

QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1m, 3yo), Newmarket, Saturday 30 April - won by FRANKEL

JLT Lockinge Stakes (1m, 4yo+), Newbury, Saturday 14 May - won by CANFORD CLIFFS

Queen Anne Stakes (1m, 4yo+), Tuesday 14 June - won by CANFORD CLIFFS

St James's Palace Stakes (1m, 3yo), Tuesday 14 June - won by FRANKEL

QIPCO Sussex Stakes (1m, 3yo+), Goodwood, Wednesday 27 July

Nayef Joel Stakes (1m, 3yo+), Newmarket, Friday 23 September

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (British Champions Mile), Ascot, Saturday 15 October

 

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES MILE RANKINGS (based on the official ratings of horses that have finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in QBCS races)

1 Frankel 130

2 Canford Cliffs 127

3 Goldikova 124

4 Worthadd 122

5 Cityscape 121

6 Zoffany 120

TRAINER OF THE SERIES (AFTER 19 RACES)

  

TRAINER WINS 2nds 3rds

1 Aidan O'Brien 3 5 1

2 Henry Cecil 3 1 0

3 Richard Hannon 2 2 0

4 Mahmood Al Zarooni 2 1 0

5 John Gosden 2 0 2

6(e) Robert Cowell 1 0 1

6(e) Andre Fabre 1 0 1

6(e) David Simcock 1 0 1

9(e) William Haggas 1 0 0

9(e) Edward Lynam 1 0 0

9(e) Robert Collet 1 0 0

9(e) James Fanshawe 1 0 0

 

 

JOCKEY OF THE SERIES (AFTER 19 RACES)

 

JOCKEY WINS 2nds 3rds

1 Tom Queally 3 1 0

2 Richard Hughes 2 1 1

3 William Buick 2 0 1

4 Frankie Dettori 2 0 0

5 Ryan Moore 1 5 2

6 Mickael Barzalona 1 1 0

7(e) Jim Crowley 1 0 1

7(e) Jamie Spencer 1 0 1

9(e) Keagan Latham 1 0 0

9(e) Johnny Murtagh 1 0 0

9(e) Gerald Mosse 1 0 0

9(e) Pat Cosgrave 1 0 0

9(e) Seamie Heffernan 1 0 0

9(e) Hayley Turner 1 0 0\

 

Both championships are decided on the number of winners ridden/trained across the 35 race series.  In the event of a tie, the number of seconds and thirds (and, if necessary, lower placings) will be taken into account.  The winners will be presented with a specially commissioned trophy on QIPCO British Champions at Ascot on Saturday 15 October and their nominated charity will receive a cheque for £25,000.

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES RACES TO DATE (there are 35 in total, 7 in each category):

QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1m, 3yo), Newmarket, Saturday 30 April (MILE)

Won by FRANKEL (Owner: Khalid Abdulla; Trainer: Henry Cecil; Jockey: Tom Queally)

 

QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1m, 3yo), Newmarket, Sunday 1 May (FILLIES & MARES)

Won by BLUE BUNTING (Owner: Godolphin; Trainer: Mahmood Al Zarooni; Jockey: Frankie Dettori)

Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (1¾m, 4yo+) York, Friday 13 May (LONG DISTANCE)

Won by DUNCAN (Owner: Normandie Stud; Trainer: John Gosden; Jockey: William Buick)

JLT Lockinge Stakes (1m, 4yo+), Newbury, Saturday 14 May (MILE)

Won by CANFORD CLIFFS (Owner: Heffer Syndicate, Tabor, Smith; Trainer: Richard Hannon; Jockey: Richard Hughes)

Betfred.com Temple Stakes (5f, 3yo+), Haydock Park, Saturday 21 May (SPRINT)

Won by SOLE POWER (Owner: Mrs S Power; Trainer: Edward Lynam; Jockey: Keagan Latham)

Investec Coronation Cup (1½ miles, 4yo+), Epsom, Friday 3 June (MIDDLE DISTANCE)

Won by ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (Owner: Smith, Magnier, Tabor; Trainer: Aidan O'Brien; Jockey: Ryan Moore)

Investec Oaks (1½ miles, 3yo), Epsom, Friday 3 June (FILLIES & MARES)

Won by DANCING RAIN (Owner: M. & L. Taylor; Trainer: William Haggis; Jockey: Johnny Murtagh)

Investec Derby (1½ miles, 3yo), Epsom, Saturday 4 June (MIDDLE DISTANCE)

Won by POUR MOI (Owner: Magnier, Tabor, Smith; Trainer: Andre Fabre; Jockey: Mickael Barzalona)

Queen Anne Stakes (1m, 4yo+), Tuesday 14 June (MILE)

Won by CANFORD CLIFFS (Owner: Heffer Syndicate, Tabor, Smith; Trainer: Richard Hannon; Jockey: Richard Hughes)

King's Stand Stakes (5f, 3yo+), Tuesday 14 June (SPRINT)

Won by PROHIBIT (Owner: Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Morley, Mrs Penney; Trainer: Robert Cowell; Jockey: Jim Crowley)

St James's Palace Stakes (1m, 3yo), Tuesday 14 June (MILE)

Won by FRANKEL (Owner: Khalid Abdulla; Trainer: Henry Cecil; Jockey: Tom Queally)

Prince of Wales's Stakes (1 ¼m, 4yo+), Wednesday 15 June (MIDDLE DISTANCE)

Won by REWILDING (Owner: Godolphin; Trainer: Mahmood Al Zarooni; Jockey: Frankie Dettori)

Gold Cup (2½m, 4yo+), Thursday 16 June (LONG DISTANCE)

Won by FAME AND GLORY (Owner: Hay, Smith, Magnier, Tabor; Trainer: Aidan O'Brien; Jockey: Jamie Spencer)

Coronation Stakes (1m, 3yo), Friday 17 June (FILLIES & MARES)

Won by IMMORTAL VERSE (Owner: R. Strauss; Trainer: Robert Collet; Jockey: Gerald Mosse)

Golden Jubilee Stakes (6f, 3yo+), Saturday 18 June (SPRINT) 

Won by SOCIETY ROCK (Owner: S. Gibson; Trainer: James Fanshawe; Jockey: Pat Cosgrave)

Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1¼m, 3yo+), Sandown Park, Saturday 2 July (MIDDLE DISTANCE)

Won by SO YOU THINK (Owner: Smith, Magnier et al; Trainer: Aidan O'Brien; Jockey: Seamie Heffernan)

Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (1m, 3yo+), Newmarket, Friday 8 July (FILLIES & MARES)

Won by TIMEPIECE (Owner: Khalid Abdulla; Trainer: Henry Cecil; Jockey: Tom Queally)

Darley July Cup (6f, 3yo+), Newmarket, Saturday 9 July (SPRINT)

Won by DREAM AHEAD (Owner: Khalifa Dasmal; Trainer: David Simcock; Jockey: Hayley Turner)

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (1½m, 3yo+), Ascot, Saturday 23 July (MIDDLE DISTANCE)

Won by NATHANIEL (Owner: Lady Rothschild; Trainer: John Gosden; Jockey: William Buick)

The upcoming QIPCO British Champions Series races are:

QIPCO Sussex Stakes (1m, 3yo+), Goodwood, Wednesday 27 July (MILE)

Artemis Goodwood Cup (2m, 3yo+), Goodwood, Thursday 28 July (LONG DISTANCE)

Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (1¼m, 3yo+ fillies & mares), Goodwood, Saturday 30 July (FILLIES & MARES) 

 

QIPCO British Champions Series - the world's finest Flat racing

www.britishchampionsseries.com

 

The QIPCO British Champions Series is designed to throw the spotlight on Britain's best Flat races and will climax on 15 October 2011 with the richest fixture in British racing history, the brand new QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot.

 

The Series features 35 Flat races staged at ten of the UK's leading racecourses: Ascot, Doncaster, Epsom Downs, Goodwood, Haydock Park, Newbury, Newmarket's July Course, Newmarket's Rowley Mile, Sandown Park and York.

 

It encompasses the top races at British racing's key festivals, including the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket, the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom, Royal Ascot, the Newmarket July Festival, Glorious Goodwood, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York and the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster.

 

The QIPCO British Champions Series comprises five easy-to-follow champion categories - Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.

The seven highest-rated races feature in each category, including a same-day finale in each on QIPCO British Champions Day.

 

Long-term, the QIPCO British Champions Series aims to attract a wider audience for the UK's second most attended sport.

 

About QIPCO Holding:

 

QIPCO Holding is one of the leading private investment companies in Qatar. Established in 1999, QIPCO Holding has a diverse range of interests, including real estate, construction, oil and gas, finance and health services. Its portfolio of interests includes Qatar Bloodstock, which owns the stallion Makfi, the winner of the 2010 2000 Guineas.

 

Qatar Investment & Projects Development Holding Company (QIPCO Holding) is owned by six brothers who are members of the Royal Family of Qatar. The Chief Executive is Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, who together with his brothers are nephews of the Emir of the State of Qatar.

 

Over time, the group has diversified itself to form individual subsidiaries, each operating independently and specialising in their fields of expertise. For more information visit: www.qipco.com.qa

 

 

FAVOURITE DESTINY STANDS HIS GROUND IN FINAL TOTESPORT MILE

 

            A maximum field of 20 is set to go to post in Friday’s £125,000 totesport Mile after today’s 48-hour declaration stage, at which 38 were left in.

            Among the runners will be hot favourite Green Destiny, who has been given a choice draw, and there are two reserves. The other 16 are eliminated from Goodwood’s most valuable handicap.

            The William Haggas-trained four-year-old Green Destiny has been cut to 9/4 from 7/2 by the sponsor, which is backing the race under its present name for the final time. Following Betfred’s purchase of the Tote, future top-level races sponsored by the company are likely to carry the Betfred banner.

            George Primarolo, who is representing the Tote for the final time this week, said: “Most races we back in future will be under the name Betfred, but names like Totepool, Tote Jackpot and Tote Scoop 6 will also appear.”

            Green Destiny is the horse who threatens to make Friday’s contest a losing one for bookmakers, and as Primarolo puts it: “The horse shortened dramatically after his win at York, and the runner-up there, Modun, ran a very good race at Glorious Goodwood yesterday and franked the form. The fact he’s been drawn low is another big plus in his favour. Other horses who have benefited in that way have also been shortened.

            “The third horse at York, Lost In The Moment, runs in tomorrow’s Artemis Goodwood Cup, and while that is over a very different trip, Green Destiny’s chance could look even brighter by Friday.”

            Punters have latched onto Green Destiny following a 10lb rise in his handicap mark. In the totesport Mile he runs off a mark of 99, and while carrying a 3lb penalty he is still 7lb ahead of the handicapper’s latest assessment.

            One major contender who is not yet sure of a run is the Hughie Morrison-trained Sagramor, the first of two reserves who will get into the race if any of the 20 above them are withdrawn before 9am  tomorrow (Thursday) - also waiting in the wings is the Brian Ellison-trained Pendragon.

            Sagramor is now a 7/1 chance, but punters who back him following the 48-hour declaration stage will be refunded if he fails to make the cut - ante-post punters who put their money on him before final decs were made will be out of pocket.

 

            totesport Mile – Betfred bet: 9/4 (from 7/2) Green Destiny, 9 (from 16) Riggins, 10 (from 12) The Rectifier, 12 Cai Shen, 14 Boom And Bust, Dance And Dance, Highland Knight, Namecheck, Pintura, Sooraah, 16 Proponent, 20 Confront, 25 Vainglory, 33 Dunn’o, Lovelace, Man Of Action, Mont Agel, Mr David, Pleasant Day, 40 Advanced

Res 1: 7 Sagramor; Res 2: 33 Pendragon. ¼ the odds 1-2-3-4

 

 

DON’T MISS SAIGON IN GOODWOOD’S TANQUERAY RICHMOND STAKES ON FRIDAY

 

FAVOURITE GREEN DESTINY HEADS 20 DECLARED RUNNERS

FOR THE totesport Mile

 

            Saigon bids to maintain his unbeaten status in a fantastic renewal of the £60,000 Group Two Tanqueray Richmond Stakes (3.45pm) at Glorious Goodwood on Friday, July 29, day four of the prestigious five-day meeting

            James Toller’s charge is one of 10 declared runners for the six-furlong contest, alongside the highly-regarded Harbour Watch from the Richard Hannon yard.

            Saigon followed a debut Yarmouth maiden win over the distance on June 30 with victory in the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes, also over six furlongs, at Newbury on July 15.

            That latest triumph was achieved in fine style as the Royal Applause colt finished strongly under Kirsty Milczarek to defeat the Alan McCabe-trained Caspar Netscher by a neck. That rival had previously been third to the hugely talented Frederick Engels in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.

            Toller revealed today: “So far, Saigon has done nothing wrong. You can only beat what is put in front of you and I hope his form entitles him to have a shot at a race like the Tanqueray Richmond Stakes.

            “The Newbury race was a pretty hot race, I think it was probably more like a Group Three than a Listed race.  The form never works out exactly but you can get a line through it that puts him in the Tanqueray Richmond Stakes with a squeak - or a bit better than a squeak, hopefully.

            “He seems well. It will be his third race in about four weeks, so we have kept him on the go, but he seems to have come out of that Newbury race very well and we have been happy enough with him and this race seems the logical next step. So far he has been very straightforward. A lot of people tell you that the better horses are easier to train than the bad ones and so far it has all been plain sailing with him.

            “I’d like to think the ground at Goodwood will be fine for him, depending on what the weather throws at us. I’m hoping it stays the way it is rather than ebbing and changing. I wouldn’t mind if it dries but I wouldn’t want a lot of rain down there.”

            Toller, who trained Bachelor Duke to land the 2004 Irish 2,000 Guineas and Compton Place to win the 1997 Darley July Cup, hopes that Saigon might in time also graduate to Group One company.

            The Newmarket handler continued: “He is in the Dewhurst and the Middle Park Stakes and, as they close so early, he has to be put in those races. Time will tell whether I wasted my owners’ money but at this stage he is worth entering for them.”

            Richard Hannon has landed the past three renewals of the Tanqueray Richmond Stakes (2008 Prolific, 2009 Dick Turpin and 2010 Libranno) and he relies on the unbeaten Harbour Watch, who has carried the Canford Cliffs colours of Robin Heffer to easy successes at Sandown and Newmarket. Hannon also has Eureka, who won his first two starts before taking fifth in the Weatherbys Super Sprint last time.

            The Paul Cole-trained Silverheels was third to Red Duke in the Group Two Superlative Stakes at Newmarket’s July Festival on July 9, the Mark Johnston-trained Bannock was third to Frederick Engels in the Group Two July Stakes at the same meeting, while the Mick Channon-trained Factory Time landed his first two races before filling third place behind Saigon at Newbury.

            The Kevin Ryan-trained Bogart and the Brian Meehan-trained Right To Dream impressed when winning maidens on their most recent outing, while Parc De Launay from the Tom Tate yard is unbeaten in two starts.

            Friday’s tremendous card also features the £125,000 totesport Mile (3.10pm) which has a full complement of 20 declared runners (plus two reserves), headed by totesport’s current market leader, the William Haggas-trained John Smith’s Cup victor Green Destiny (9/4 with the sponsor).

            The Ed Vaughan-trained Dance And Dance tops the weights on 9st 10lb, while others of note in what is always a thrilling spectacle are the Jim Boyle-trained The Rectifier, Cai Shen from the Hannon stable, the Ed Walker-trained Riggins, the Roger Charlton-trained Proponent, Pintura, trained by David Simcock, the Mahmood Al Zarooni-trained Namecheck and Highland Knight from the Andrew Balding yard.

            totesport Mile Betting – Betfred bet: 9/4 (from 7/2) Green Destiny, 9 (from 16) Riggins, 10 (from 12) The Rectifier, 12 Cai Shen, 14 Boom And Bust, Dance And Dance, Highland Knight, Namecheck, Pintura, Sooraah, 16 Proponent, 20 Confront, 25 Vainglory, 33 Dunn’o, Lovelace, Man Of Action, Mont Agel, Mr David, Pleasant Day, 40 Advanced. Reserve 1:  7/1 Sagramor; Reserve 2: 33/1 Pendragon.

Each-way ¼ odds 1-2-3-4

 

            There are also a pair of cracking Group Three races on the card, the first being the day’s opener, the £50,000 Coutts Glorious Stakes (2pm) over a mile and a half, which has 10 declared runners.

            Among those are the Barry Hills-trained Grade One Northern Dancer Turf Stakes hero Redwood and the William Haggas-trained Harris Tweed, runner-up to Await The Dawn over the distance in the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.

            The Mark Johnston-trained Jukebox Jury and the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Campanologist have both scored at Group One level, while Distant Memories, trained by Tom Tate, was runner-up to Await The Dawn at Chester in May and landed a Listed contest at Pontefract on June 19.

            Drunken Sailor, trained by Luca Cumani, was third in the Hardwicke Stakes, while the James Given-trained Indian Days landed the Group Three John Porter Stakes at Newbury in April.

            The other Group Three contest on Friday is the £50,000 Oak Tree Stakes (4.50pm) for fillies and mares over seven furlongs. Among the record 17 declared runners is Tropical Paradise who took the prize last year for trainer Peter Winkworth.

            A quality line up also includes the QIPCO 1000 Guineas third Maqaasid from the John Gosden stable and the Paul Cole-trained Rimth who held Sharnberry to win the Group Three Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury in April, while Memory, Rhythm Of Light and Chachamaidee are others of note.

            An international field sees German raiders Magic Eye, trained by Andreas Lowe, and Rockatella from the Werner Hefter stable also in the field, while France is represented by the Mikel Delzangles-trained Thai Haku and Ireland relies on Dawn Eclipse, trained by Tom McCourt.  

            The £30,000 Listed RSA Thoroughbred Stakes (2.35pm) over a mile for three-year-olds sees Group Three Jersey Stakes third Western Aristocrat head the eight runners alongside smart performers Neebras, Tazahum and Slim Shadey. 

            The other two races on the card are the £15,000 Rothschild Waddesdon Wines Nursery Handicap (4.20pm, 15 runners) over seven furlongs and the £15,000 Turf Club Handicap (5.25pm, 13 runners) over five furlongs. 

            Glorious Goodwood runs over five days, from Tuesday, July 26 to Saturday, July 30 inclusive.

 

 

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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD, SECOND DAY

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011

 

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FIRST RACE RESULT

 

2.00pm GOODWOOD HANDICAP

Class 2, £30,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 0-95, 2m 5f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 16, each race won 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £18,675; 2nd: £5,592; 3rd: £2,796; 4th: £1,398; 5th: £699; 6th: £351

 

1)  HOLLINS (R D Bickenson) Micky Hammond 7-8-10 Paul Hanagan [20] 20/1

2)  SEASIDE SIZZLER (I J Heseltine) Ralph Beckett vt4-9-03 Jim Crowley [5] 14/1

3)  EXEMPLARY (Dr Marwan Koukash) Mark Johnston 4-9-09 Silvestre De Sousa [19] 16/1

4)  BOW TO NO ONE (IRE) (Bob Morton) Alan Jarvis 5-8-12 Harry Bentley (3) [7] 12/1

5)  COSIMO DE MEDICI (Bevan, Doyle & Lawrence) Hughie Morrison t4-9-00 Richard Hughes [4]

6)  BOWDLER'S MAGIC (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 4-9-08 Neil Callan [9]

7)  LIBERATE (Diana Whateley) Philip Hobbs 8-9-05 Jamie Spencer [17] 6/1 Jt Fav

8)  ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Jonjo O'Neill 5-9-03 George Baker [6]

9)  DAZINSKI (Beryl Lockey) Mark Tompkins 5-9-09 Kieren Fallon [15]

10)  L FRANK BAUM (IRE) (Aussie Connection) Gay Kelleway b4-9-08 Jimmy Fortune [18]

11)  TROVARE (USA) (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 4-9-06 Pat Dobbs [2]

12)  MY ARCH (J D & Mrs Mrs Spensley) Ollie Pears 9-9-10 Tom Queally [1]

13)  ADDWAITYA (Mrs P J Sheen) Laura Mongan 6-8-12 Ian Mongan [14]

14)  JOHN FORBES (Brian Ellison) Brian Ellison 9-8-08 Tom Eaves [13]

15)  SOUTER POINT (USA) (The Centaur Group Partnership III) Tony Carroll 5-9-01 David Probert [16]

16)  HEROSTATUS (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-8-11 Richard Hills [10]

17)  RASLAN (D J Reid) David Pipe vt8-8-09 Adam Beschizza (3) [3]

18)  SPIRIT OF ADJISA (IRE) (Darr, Johnson, Weston & Whitaker) Tim Vaughan 7-9-05 Ryan Moore [8] 6/1 Jt Fav

19)  FONT (Alan Hill & Simon Florey) Lawney Hill t8-9-05 Richard Kingscote [12]

 

19 ran Non-Runner: 6 Never Can Tell (Self Certificate, Cut Leg)

Time: 4m 29.30s Distances: ¾, 5, 1½, hd, 2, ½, ½, 3¼, 2¼, hd, 3¾, 1, 4, 1¾, 4½, 10, 1, 70   

Breeder: Bricklow Ltd & Hyperion Stud Ltd Breeding: b g Lost Soldier (USA) - Cutting Reef (IRE) (Kris)

Tote Win: £26.60 Places: £4.60; £2.40; £5.00; £4.30 Exacta: £444.90

 

Winning Trainer: Hammond, Micky Born: September 25, 1962 Based: Oakwood Stables, East Witton Road, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1990 Career: Former professional jockey; then assistant trainer to George Moore at Middleham. Raised £5,000 for charity by wearing shorts non-stop between November, 2009 and March, 2010 - a feat that included sporting his legs at a funeral and at a court appearance for a speeding offence. Major Jumps Wins: Anniversary Four-Year-Old Novices' Hurdle (1998 Deep Water); Great Yorkshire Chase (2001 Heidi III) Flat Wins (2001-2010): 2; 3; 4; 12; 7; 8; 6; 4; 6; 12 Wins in 2011: 6 Total Goodwood Wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting)

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: Hanagan, Paul Geoffrey Born: September 8, 1980 Other Information: Formerly apprenticed to trainer Richard Fahey in Malton for whom he is now stable jockey - the winner of the Racing Schools Apprentice series in 2000, he earned himself a six-week working holiday with Paddy Rudkin in Dubai. Father, Geoff, had brief flirtation with racing in 1960s working for John Waugh in Newmarket for 18 months. Paul began riding out for Warrington-based handler Terry Caldwell before joining Malcolm Jefferson’s yard after coming through British Racing School’s nine-week course. Then teamed up with Fahey. Champion Jockey for the 2010 season with 191 wins to his name. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road), Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), Northumberland Plate (2004 Mirjan), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2004 Golden Legacy), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova, 2009 Barshiba), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom) Royal Ascot Wins (2): King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) Total Goodwood Wins: 6 (5 at July Meeting) First Goodwood Win: Lady Bear (William Hill Mile, August 1, 2003) Wins 2000-2010: 23, 29, 84 (champion apprentice), 64 ,101, 79, 107, 78, 91, 119, 205 (champion jockey) Wins in 2011: 94

 

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

2.35pm VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE STAKES

Class 1, Group 2, £60,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £34,026; 2nd: £12,900; 3rd: £6,456; 4th: £3,216; 5th: £1,614; 6th: £810

 

1)  CHANDLERY (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [6] 5/2 Fav

2)  ROCKINANTE (FR) (Coriolan Links Partnership III) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Ryan Moore [2] 5/1

3)  RED DUKE (USA) (Maxilead Limited) John Quinn 2-9-03 Kieren Fallon [3]

4)  LETHAL FORCE (IRE) (Alan Craddock) Clive Cox 2-9-00 Adam Kirby [7]

5)  ELKHART (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-00 Silvestre De Sousa [4]

6)  MINAL (B Bull) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Dane O'Neill [1]

7)  RED SEVENTY (Terry Neill) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Pat Dobbs [5]

 

7 ran Non-Runner: 6 Never Can Tell (Self Certificate, Cut Leg)

Time: 1m 27.00s Distances: 1, 1¾, sh, 1¼, ½, 1¾  

Breeder: Owenstown Stud Breeding: b c Choisir (AUS) - Nasai Queen (IRE) (Mujadil (USA))

Tote Win: £3.70 Places: £1.80; £2.70 Exacta: £18.80

 

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 in 1992 & 2010  First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) British Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin)  Royal Ascot wins: 32 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, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Total Goodwood wins: 218 (59 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (1985-2011): 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; 231; Wins in a Year (1982-2010): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; 210 Champion Trainer: 1992 & 2010 Wins in 2011: 106

 

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 Abdulla, 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) French Classic Wins (3): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2002 Zenda), Prix de Diane (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2004 American Post) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Haydock Sprint Cup (2004 Tante Rose), Darley July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2006 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1996 Mistle Cat), Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs) Royal Ascot Wins (26): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince, 2011 Strong Suit), 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, 2011 Best Terms), 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, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 119 (36 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2010): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192;  Wins in 2011: 65

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

3.10pm QIPCO SUSSEX STAKES

Class 1, Group 1, £300,000 Total Prize Fund, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. For 3yo+, 1m. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 13lb, 3yo fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 7lb; 4yo+ fillies & mares 9st 4lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £170,130; 2nd: £64,500; 3rd: £32,280; 4th: £16,080

 

1)  FRANKEL (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-13 Tom Queally [3] 8/13 Fav

2)  CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) (The Heffer Syndicate, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith) Richard Hannon 4-9-07 Richard Hughes [2] 7/4

3)  RIO DE LA PLATA (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 6-9-07 Frankie Dettori [1]

4)  RAJSAMAN (FR) (Saeed Nasser Alromaithi) Freddy Head FR b4-9-07 Thierry Jarnet [4]

 

4 ran

Time: 1m 37.47s 

Distances: 5, 2½, 2½  

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd 

Breeding: b c Galileo (IRE) - Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Tote Win: £1.90 Exacta: £2.10

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Cecil, Sir Henry Richard Amherst Born: January 11, 1943, Aberdeen Scotland Trains at Warren Place Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1969 First winner: Celestial Cloud (Ripon, May 17, 1969) Background: Assistant to stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort. Knighted for services to racing in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours. British Classic wins: (25) 1000 Guineas (1979 One In A Million, 1981 Fairy Footsteps, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1996 Bosra Sham, 1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), 2000 Guineas (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 2011 Frankel), Investec Derby (1985 Slip Anchor, 1987 Reference Point, 1993 Commander In Chief, 1999 Oath), Investec Oaks (1985 Oh So Sharp, 1988 Diminuendo, 1989 Snow Bride, 1996 Lady Carla, 1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2000 Love Divine, 2007 Light Shift), Ladbrokes St Leger (1980 Light Cavalry, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Reference Point, 1989 Michelozzo) Other major wins include: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (1988 Indian Skimmer, 1996 Bosra Sham, 2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (1975 Wollow, 1982 Diesis, 2010 Frankel), Ascot Gold Cup (1979 and 1980 Le Moss, 1981 and 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Canadian International (1998 Royal Anthem), Coral-Eclipse (1969 Wolver Hollow, 1976 Wollow, 1978 Gunner B, 2010 Twice Over), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Falmouth Stakes (1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 2011 Timepiece), Fillies’ Mile (1978 Formulate, 1984 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Diminuendo, 1988 Tessla, 1995 Bosra Sham, 1996 Reams Of Verse), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1988 Diminuendo d.h., 1999 Ramruma, 1989 Alydaress), Irish Derby (1989 Old Vic, 1993 Commander In Chief), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1973 Cloonagh), Juddmonte International (1976 Wollow, 1999 Royal Anthem), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1987 Reference Point, 1990 Belmez, 1994 King’s Theatre), Middle Park Stakes (1981 Cajun, 1982 Diesis), Prix Royal-Oak (1981 Ardross, 1986 El Cuite), Prix du Jockey-Club (1989 Old Vic), Prix de Diane (1987 Indian Skimmer, 1990 Rafha), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1979 Kris), Racing Post Trophy (1969 Approval, 1975 Take Your Place, 1979 Hello Gorgeous, 1982 Dunbeath, 1984 Lanfranco, 1986 Reference Point, 1989 Be My Chief, 1990 Peter Davies, 1992 Armiger, 1993 King’s Theatre), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 1979 Kris, 1994 Distant View, 1997 Ali-Royal, 2011 Frankel), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Yorkshire Oaks (1979 Connaught Bridge, 1988 Diminuendo, 1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruna, 2010 Midday), Nassau Stakes (1975 & 1976 Roussalka, 1979 Connaught Bridge, 1987 Nom De Plume, 1993 Lyphard’s Delta, 2009 & 2010 Midday) Royal Ascot wins: 73 First Royal Ascot winner: Queen Alexandra Stakes (1970 Parthenon). Major Royal Ascot winners: St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian, 1998 Dr Fong, 2011 Frankel), Gold Cup (1979 & 1980 Le Moss, 1981 & 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1977 Lucky Wednesday, 1978 Gunner B, 1992 Perpendicular, 1993 Placerville, 1997 Bosra Sham), Queen Anne Stakes (1981 Belmont Bay, 1982 Mr Fluorocarbon, 1983 Valiyar, 1984 Trojan Fen) Other details: Champion trainer 10 times (1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993). Knighted in 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List First Goodwood winner: Rohays (Wills Embassy Maiden, August 30, 1969) Total Goodwood wins: 159 (67 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1969-2011): 41; 62; 80; 89; 76; 90; 84; 80; 113; 101; 115; 134; 139; 145; 154; 152; 162; 169; 181; 177; 172; 174 ; 163; 165; 164; 208; 176; 186; 188; 191; 169; 157; 122; 83; 73; 56; 55; 78; 108; 115; 140; Wins (1984-2010): 108: 132: 115: 180: 112: 117 : 111: 119: 109: 94: 76: 83: 113: 78: 100: 65: 62: 48: 30: 25: 21: 12; 25; 45; 50; 63; 62; Wins in 2011: 35

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Born: October 8, 1984 Background: Son of Declan, who trains a small string in County Waterford. A former pony racing champion, who was champion apprentice in Ireland in 2000 with 28 wins - Devon trainer Tony Newcombe helped bring him to Britain while apprenticed in Ireland to Pat Flynn. First Winner: Larifaari (Nenagh Handicap, Clonmel, April 13, 2000 - on 4th racecourse ride) Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2011 Frankel) Big Race Wins: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (2010 Frankel), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Nassau Stakes (2009 & 2010 Midday), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009 Midday), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2010 Manifest), Coral-Eclipse (2010 Twice Over), Yorkshire Oaks (2010 Midday), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2011 Timepiece), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011 Frankel) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2009 Art Connoisseur), Sandringham Handicap (2010 Timepiece), St James’s Palace Stakes (2011 Frankel) First Goodwood Winner: Tromp, Kanagawa Stakes, April 30, 2005 Total Goodwood Wins: 20 (5 at Festival meeting) Wins (2003-2010): 1; 66 (Champion Apprentice), 44, 59; 88; 100; 109; 101 Wins In 2011: 51

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

 

3.45pm UBS HANDICAP

Class 2, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo, 1m 4f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 16, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £24,900; 2nd: £7,456; 3rd: £3,728; 4th: £1,864; 5th: £932; 6th: £468

  

1)  WHIPLASH WILLIE (Jeremy Hitchins & Stephen Hitchins) Andrew Balding v3-8-12 David Probert [5] 7/1

2)  ARCH FIRE (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute v3-8-09 Ryan Moore [2] 9/2 Jt Fav

3)  PIVOTMAN (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 3-8-06 Martin Dwyer [11] 25/1

4)  FOUR NATIONS (USA) (George Materna) Amanda Perrett 3-7-09 Kieran O'Neill (3) [1] 9/2 Jt Fav

5)  TANFEETH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-02 Richard Hills [4]

6)  BRIDLE BELLE (Helen Steel) Richard Fahey 3-8-11 Paul Hanagan [10]

7)  HALIFAX (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon [7]

8)  SADLER'S RISK (IRE) (Sheila Brookhouse) Mark Johnston 3-9-07 Neil Callan [8]

9)  THE BELLS O PEOVER (Darren & Grant Mercer) Mark Johnston 3-8-04 Jimmy Quinn [12]

10)  WATERCOURSE (IRE) (Yan Wah Wu) Nigel Tinkler 3-8-07 Andrea Atzeni [6]

11)  GREYFRIARS DRUMMER (Greyfriars UK Ltd) Mark Johnston 3-8-05 Silvestre De Sousa [9]

   

11 ran Non-Runner: 11 Argocat (Going)

Time: 2m 36.37s Distances: hd, 1¼, 1½, hd, 2, 5, ½, ¾, 16, 3¼

Breeder: Jeremy & Stephen Hitchins

Breeding: ch c Phoenix Reach (IRE) - Santa Isobel (Nashwan (USA))

Tote Win: £9.60 Places: £2.40; £1.80; £7.10 Exacta: £43.70

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Derby with Mill Reef as well as a many other top races. Attended Radley College before obtaining a degree at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, during this time he rode as an amateur and spent working holidays with trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies and Dan Hendricks in California. After leaving Cirencester, joined uncle Toby Balding’s Fyfield Stables as amateur. In just over 100 rides he rode 20 winners under Rules, including The Horse and Hound Cup and The Moet and Chandon at Epsom. In 1997 joined Yorkshire based trainer Lynda Ramsden for two seasons. During this time he was closely associated with horses such as Nuclear Debate, Hawksley Hill, Bishops Court and Top Cees. The latter joined the Kingsclere team when Ramsden stopped training in 1998 and Andrew returned home assist his father. Andrew is now married to Anna Lisa who is personal assistant to Andrew’s sister Clare, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dream Eater) ladbrokes.com Stakes (2007 Buccellati), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) First Goodwood winner: Phoenix Reach (July 29, 2003 - Peugeot Gordon Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 13 (4 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (2003-2011): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120; 121; 136; 136; 147; Wins in a Year (2003-2010): 54; 48; 40; 48; 39; 67; 68; 78; Wins in 2011: 44

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: Probert, David Background: A graduate of pony racing in Britain, he attended the British Racing School in Newmarket prior to joining Andrew Balding’s Kingsclere stable.Father was a point-to-point rider while his sister rides out for Richard Hannon. First Winner: Mountain Pass, Wolverhampton, December 3, 2007 First Goodwood Winner: Count Ceprano, bluesquarecasino.com Apprentice Handicap, August 2, 2008 Total Goodwood wins: 7 (3 at Glorious Goodwood) Big race wins: ladbrokes.com Heritage Handicap (2008 Jedediah), betfred silver Bowl (2010 Balducci,  Wins (2007-2010): 1; 50 (shared champion apprentice title with William Buick); 81; 79; Wins in 2011: 41

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT - 4.20pm MARKEL INTERNATIONAL FILLIES’ MAIDEN

Class 2, £15,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo fillies, 6f. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,703.50; 2nd: £2,997.50; 3rd: £1,443; 4th: £721.50

 

1)  RAKASA (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori [1] 11/2

2)  LULLA (Mrs R B Kennard) Marcus Tregoning t2-9-00 Hayley Turner [2] 33/1

3)  MY QUEENIE (IRE) (N A Woodcock) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [8] 8/1

4)  SUNDAY TIMES (Allan Belshaw) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-00 Jack Mitchell [7]

5)  MISS ASTRAGAL (IRE) (Richard Hitchcock, Alan King) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Ryan Moore [6]

6)  SUNRISE DANCE (M Saunders) Alan Jarvis 2-9-00 Kieren Fallon [4]

7)  SCROOBY DOO (Paul Dixon & The Nulli Secundus Friends) David Nicholls 2-9-00 Adrian Nicholls [11]

8)  DEDUCTION (IRE) (Gary & Lesley Middlebrook) Barry Hills 2-9-00 Michael Hills [10]

9)  ISHIAMIRACLE (M A L Evans) Andrew Balding 2-9-00 David Probert [3]

10)  DIAMOND FINESSE (IRE) (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XXIX) Ed Dunlop 2-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [5] 11/4 Fav

11)  QUIET APPEAL (IRE) (T T Bloodstocks) Mark Johnston 2-9-00 Silvestre De Sousa [9]

12)  ICE MISSILE (Jeff Smith) Sylvester Kirk 2-9-00 Liam Keniry [13]

 

12 ran Non-Runner: 13 Whimsical (Self Certificate, Ringworm)

Time: 1m 11.81s Distances: hd, ¾, 1, 2½, ¾, sh, 2¾, ¾, 1¾, 2¾, 3¾

Breeder: Darley Breeding: b f Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Danse Arabe (IRE) (Seeking The Gold (USA))

Tote Win: £6.80 Places: £2.20; £6.20; £2.50 Exacta: £182.30

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Al Zarooni, Mahmood Born: October 15, 1976, Dubai Based: Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket Background: Started riding endurance horses in desert when 17, spent a season and half with Rod Simpson at Ghantoot Racing Club on outskirts of Dubai, progressing from groom to assistant trainer. In 1999, moved to the Sharjah stables of Ali Al Raihe where gained first experience of working with thoroughbreds. An opportunity arose ahead of 2008/2009 Dubai season when Sheikh Mohammed took him to assist Mubarak bin Shafya at Al Asifa Stables. Became one of Saeed bin Suroor's assistants after 2009 Dubai World Cup meeting, before being appointed as one of Godolphin’s trainers in March, 2010. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic Wins (1): Darley Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting) First Runner (and First Winner): Calming Influence, Godolphin Mile, Meydan, March 27, 2010 First Winner In Britain: Lion Mountain, Coral TV Maiden Stakes, Pontefract, April 28, 2010 First Group Winner in Britain: Rewilding, Group Two Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, August 17, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Mehl-Mulhens-Renn (German 2,000 Guineas) (2010 Frozen Power), Deutsches Derby (2010 Buzzword), Gran Criterium (2010 Biondetti), Dubai Sheema Classic (2011 Rewilding), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2011 Gamilati) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2011 Rewilding) Total Goodwood Wins: 4 (1 at July Meeting) Wins (2010): 43; Wins in 2011: 30

 

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; (14) Investec Derby (2007 Authorized), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple, 2011 Bleu Bunting), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music, 2010 White Moonstone), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Royal Ascot wins: 45 First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins) First Goodwood Win: Lizzy Hare (Birdless Grove Handicap, June 9, 1987) Total Goodwood wins: 173 (53 at July Meeting) Wins (1987-2010): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67; 103; 123; ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2011: 28

 

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT

 

4.55pm HARWODDS EBF “HELLVELYN” CLASSIFIED STAKES

Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 0-95 which are EBD eligible. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 11lb; 3yo fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 4lb; 4yo+ fillies & mares 9st 1lb. For horses reassessed since the publication of the qualifying rating list entry, the excess in any rating above the rating band shall be added to the weights stated. Penalties: after July 16, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,450; 2nd: £3,728; 3rd: £1,864; 4th: £932; 5th: £466; 6th: £234

 

1)  WEBBOW (IRE) (Wentdale Limited) Mark Campion 9-9-04 Kieren Fallon [11] 9/1

2)  COMMON TOUCH (IRE) (Nicholas Wrigley & Kevin Hart) Richard Fahey 3-8-11 Paul Hanagan [2] 100/30 Fav

3)  SMARTY SOCKS (IRE) (R Fell & K Everitt) David O'Meara 7-9-4 Silvestre De Sousa [6] 15/2

4)  GOLDEN DESERT (IRE) (S Parker) Robert Mills 7-9-04 Jamie Spencer [4]

5)  DECENT FELLA (IRE) (One Carat Partnership) Andrew Balding v5-9-04 Liam Keniry [5]

6)  SHAVANSKY (John Southway & Andrew Hughes) Rod Millman 7-9-04 James Millman [7]

7)  RULESN'REGULATIONS (M Salaman & J H Widdows) Matthew Salaman b5-9-04 George Baker [15]

8)  SPACE STATION (Mr & Mrs Chua, Moore & Jurd) Simon Dow b5-9-04 Seb Sanders [13]

9)  LUTINE BELL (Rogerson, Carr & Murphy) Mike Murphy b4-9-04 Hugh Bowman [8]

10)  CAPITAL ATTRACTION (USA) (HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Henry Cecil b4-9-04 Tom Queally [3]

11)  ENDERBY SPIRIT (GR) (Patricia Brown) Bryan Smart 5-9-04 Tom Eaves [14

12)  SHAMANDAR (FR) (Bob & Pauline Scott) William Haggas b4-9-01 Ryan Moore [1]

13)  ZENELLA (Ann Burrows) Ann Duffield 3-8-08 Franny Norton [12]

14)  PRINCE SHAUN (IRE) (EERC) Richard Guest 6-9-04 Pat Dobbs [9]

 

14 ran Non-Runner: Majuro (Going)

Time: 1m 25.98s Distances: ¾, hd, sh, nk, 1¾, sh, 1, ½, ¾, 1¾, 2¾, 3, 6

Breeder: Joe O’Callaghan Breeding: b g Dr Devious (IRE) - Ower (IRE) (Lomond (USA))

Tote Win: £10.30 Places: £2.90; £1.90; £2.30 Exacta: £44.90

 

Winning Trainer:- Name: Campion, Mark Based: Whitewall House Stables, Whitewall, Malton, North Yorkshire Born: May 14, 1963 Background: Former assistant trainer to John Dunlop Wins in 2011: 1 Total Goodwood Wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting)

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis Date Of Birth: February 22, 1965 Background: Became apprentice to Kevin Prendergast when 17, riding his first winner the following year. Moved to Britain when still an apprentice in 1988, working for Jimmy Fitzgerald and then Lynda Ramsden in 1993. Signed to ride for Henry Cecil in 1996, and became champion jockey for the first time in 1997 with 202 wins, also winning his first two classics. Joined Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 after acrimonious split with Cecil, but suffered a bad fall at Royal Ascot that nearly ended his career, and ruled him out of the rest of the season. Replaced Jamie Spencer as Ballydoyle stable jockey in 2005, although continued to ride for Stoute when allowed. Charged with race-fixing by City of London Police in 2006, and banned from riding in Britain pending trial. Also failed drugs test in France, resulting in worldwide six month ban in the same year. Returned to action in June 2007, although gave up riding in October 2007 to concentrate impending court case. Cleared of attempting to defraud Betfair customers when trial collapsed in December 2007, only to be found guilty of failing a drugs test in France in August 2007. Started riding out for Sir Michael Stoute after being given an 18 month ban and launched his own website. Returned to race riding on September 4, 2009, coming second on his first ride back (Rare Malt, Withyham Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Lingfield Park) First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) First win after return to riding: Our Kes, William Hill 0800 444040 - Get £25 Free Bet Handicap, Wolverhampton, September 5, 2009 First Group One win after return to riding: Gitano Hernando, Goodwood Stakes (Santa Anita), October 10, 2009 British Classic wins (15):  2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board, 2006 Alexandrova), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Irish Classic Wins (6): Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run, 2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija, 2006 Alexandrova), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats) French Classic Wins (1): Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2006 Aussie Rules) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Coral-Eclipse (2001 Medicean, 2005 Oratorio), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2002 Golan), Lockinge Stakes (2001 Medicean, 2004 Russian Rhythm, 2006 Peeress), Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Racing Post Trophy (2004 Motivator), Sun Chariot Stakes (2001 Independence), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 2002 & 2003 Islington, 2004 Quiff), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio, 2006 & 2007 Dylan Thomas), Matron Stakes (2003 Favourable Terms), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2005 Rumplestiltskin), National Stales (2005 George Washington), Phoenix Stakes (2004 Damson, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva, 2006 Hurricane Run), Grand Prix de Paris (2005 Scorpion), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2002 Hold That Tiger, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Marcel Boussac (2005 Rumplestiltskin), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City, 2007 Myboycharlie), Prix de l’Opera (2003 Zee Zee Top), Grosser Preis von Baden (1997 Borgia), Preis von Europa (2006 Youmzain), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Oak’s d’Italia (2002 Guadalupe), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love, 2000 Fantastic Light), Arlington Million (2005 Powerscourt), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington, 2004 Ouija Board), Goodwood Stakes (2009 Gitano Hernando) Royal Ascot wins: 28 First Royal Ascot win: Royal Hunt Cup (June 19, 1996, Yeast) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), King Edward VII Stakes (1998 Royal Anthem, 2006 Papal Bull), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos, 2006 Yeats), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm) , Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem) First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 90 (35 at July Meeting) Wins (1988-2010): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200, 70, 27,-, -, 50, 140, *champion jockey Wins in Britain in 2011: 72

 

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

5.30pm EBF NAYEF FILLIES’ AND MARES’ HANDICAP

Class 3, £15,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ fillies and mares rated 76-95 which are EBF eligible (also open to such horses rated 75 and below), 1m 1f. Weights: highest weight 4yo+ 10st; 3yo 9st 5lbl minimum weight 4yo+ 8st 9lb; 3yo 8st. Penalties: after July 16, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,337.50; 2nd: £2,796; 3rd: £1,398; 4th: £699; 5th: £349.50; 6th: £175.50

 

1)  ASKAUD (IRE) (Paul Dixon) David Nicholls 3-8-09 Tom Queally [7] 14/1

2)  TOTHEENDOFTHEEARTH (IRE) (Barbara Facchino) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-03 Silvestre De Sousa [8] 7/1

3)  IMAGINARY WORLD (IRE) (Hairy Gorrilaz) Alan McCabe b e/s 3-8-01 David Probert [13] 22/1

4)  VALENCHA (Pangfield Partners) Hughie Morrison 4-9-01 Steve Drowne [2] 15/2

5)  DESERT KISS (The Capers) Walter Swinburn 6-9-13 Adam Kirby [6]

6)  MUSHARAKAAT (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-05 Richard Hills [11]

7)  MISS AIX (John Pearce) Michael Bell 3-8-10 Hayley Turner [3]

8)  SWEET CHILD O'MINE (EERC) Richard Guest 4-9-06 Pat Dobbs [18]

9)  FANNY MAY (Chris van Hoorn) Denis Coakley 3-9-01 Jamie Spencer [10]

10)  TOTALLY OURS (Foursome Thoroughbreds) William Muir 4-9-08 George Baker [16]

11)  MISS DIAGNOSIS (IRE) (Julian Richmond-Watson) Ralph Beckett 3-9-02 Jim Crowley [9] 9/2 Fav

12)  KEN'S GIRL (Midd Shire Racing) Stuart Kittow 7-9-05 Ian Mongan [17]

13)  BLESSED BIATA (USA) (Bernard Kantor) William Haggas 3-9-02 Ryan Moore [5]

14)  BAHATI (IRE) (Prof C D Green) Jonathan Portman 4-9-07 Liam Keniry [4]

15)  HIP HIP HOORAY (M C S D Racing Partnership) Luke Dace 5-8-02 Luke Rowe (7) [1]

16)  ABDICATE (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Lady Salsa) Richard Fahey 3-8-07 Paul Hanagan [14]

17)  APACHE GLORY (USA) (Malih Al Basti) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Richard Hughes [15]

 

17 ran Non-Runner: Palm Pilot (Self Certificate, Lame)

Time: 1m 54.36s Distances: ½, 1¼, sh, ½, 1¾, ½, ¾, ½, hd, nk, nk, 3½, hd, hd, 1, 46      

Breeder: John Jones Breeding: b f Iffraaj - Tarabaya (IRE) (Warning)

Tote Win: £17.10 Places: £3.80; £2.30; £4.30; £2.60 Exacta: £153.60

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Trains at Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children. Son Adrian rides for the stable Major wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent, 2002 & 2004 Funfair Wane, 2008 Regal Parade, 2010 Redwood), Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), Audi Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak (dh with Coastal Bluff), 2004 Bahamian Pirate), Phoenix Sprint Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Prix du Gros-Chene (2006 Moss Vale), Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup (2000 Tayseer, 2005 Gift Horse, 2010 Evens And Odds), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), William Hill Trophy (1999 Pepperdine, 2005 Tax Free), Greenland Stakes (2006 Moss Vale), Palace House Stakes (2007 Tax Free), Haydock Sprint Cup (2009 Regal Parade), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2010 Regal Parade) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2008 Regal Parade)First Goodwood winner: Double Oscar (The Charlton Stakes - July 29, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 41 (30 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1996-2011): 37; 45; 45; 46; 58; 78; 74; 82; 82; 84; 94; 70; 92; 111; 98; 120; Wins (1993-2010): 0; 19; 26; 30; 44; 50; 75; 73; 47; 65; 65; 55; 67; 59; 68; 68; 84; 88; Wins in 2011: 62

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Born: October 8, 1984 Background: Son of Declan, who trains a small string in County Waterford. A former pony racing champion, who was champion apprentice in Ireland in 2000 with 28 wins - Devon trainer Tony Newcombe helped bring him to Britain while apprenticed in Ireland to Pat Flynn. First Winner: Larifaari (Nenagh Handicap, Clonmel, April 13, 2000 - on 4th racecourse ride) Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2011 Frankel) Big Race Wins: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (2010 Frankel), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Nassau Stakes (2009 & 2010 Midday), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009 Midday), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2010 Manifest), Coral-Eclipse (2010 Twice Over), Yorkshire Oaks (2010 Midday), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2011 Timepiece), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011 Frankel) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2009 Art Connoisseur), Sandringham Handicap (2010 Timepiece), St James’s Palace Stakes (2011 Frankel) First Goodwood Winner: Tromp, Kanagawa Stakes, April 30, 2005 Total Goodwood Wins: 21 (6 at Festival meeting) Wins (2003-2010): 1; 66 (Champion Apprentice), 44, 59; 88; 100; 109; 101 Wins In 2011: 52


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