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Friday, July 8, 2011

PIPER-HEIDSIECK JULY FESTIVAL 2011

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL DAY, FRIDAY, JULY 8

 

The going at Newmarket remains

 

Good

 

The TurfTrax GoingStick readings at 8.30am averaged 8.0, with the Far Side 8.0, Centre 8.1 and Stands’ Side 8.1.

 

The Far Side Course is being utilised for the three days of the July Festival.

 

Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing at Newmarket Racecourses, commented: “It was dry overnight until between 5.30am and 6.30am when there was one millimetre of rain. There have only been spits and spots since.

 

“Showers are still forecast for today, with the main risk of them being before racing. The weather forecast is then for better weather.

 

“The course stood up to yesterday’s racing well despite 5.5 millimetres of rain and the independent GoingStick readings showed the going is very similar across the course this morning.”

 

 

STALLS

 

10f races           - Centre

Remainder         - Far Side

 

BEND

 

The positioning of the bend leading onto the Far Side course in the home straight increases the distances of the 10f race by 16 metres.

 

FORECAST

 

Today - Sunny spells & showers, two to four millimetres of rain expected, 21C .

Tomorrow - Likely to stay dry and with sunny spells, 21C.

 

 

SAPHRESA ALL THE RAGE FOR FALMOUTH

 

            Saphresa has landed the Sun Chariot Stakes on her last two visits to Newmaket and the French mare is the best-backed horse of the day in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes.

 

            Rod Collet's six-year-old will bid to extend her remarkable record at Headquarters in the feature event on day two of the Piper-Heidsieck July Festival, for which she is now the 9/4 favourite with Coral and totesport. Sky Bet also offer the same price from 11/4 while Stan James are even shorter and make Saphresa their 2/1 market leader.

           

            The Racing Post's Pricewise column struck gold with Fulgur yesterday and Memory in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes is one of Tom Segal's selections today. Richard Hannon's filly, who landed the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes on the same card 12 months ago, is 8/1 from 11s with Coral and Sky Bet offer the same price having been 9/1 earlier. Pricewise also put up I'm A Dreamer in the same race and she is 10/1 from 14s with totesport.

 

            There are several horses attracting support in the £100,000 totesport.com Heritage Handicap with Sky Bet clipping Majestic Dubawi in to 16/1 from 25s and Stan James cutting Desert Law to 10/1 from 12/1. Stan James have also slashed What About You to 12/1 from 25/1, with sponsors totesport also going 12/1 from 16/1. In addition, the Wigan firm have cut Swiss Dream to 11/1 from 12s.

 

            In the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes, Stan James have seen support for Godolphin's Gamilati and go 12/1 from 20/1 while Sky Bet have cut Inetrobil from 6/1 to 5/1.

 

            The same firm have also trimmed Markazzi in the concluding TurfTV Handicap in to 15/2 from 8/1.

 

 

TODAY’S NON-RUNNNERS

 

1.20pm Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Irish E.B.F Fillies’ Handicap             

                                    8 HONEYMEAD (self certificate - lame)

 

                                    11 PRIMO LADY (going)

 

 

1.50pm totesport.com Handicap

 

                                    3 ACCLAMAZING (self certificate)

 

 

STAR WITNESS & DELEGATOR GO INTO SATURDAY’S DARLEY JULY CUP IN TOP FORM

 

Star Witness worked on the July Course early on the morning of Tuesday, July 5, and pleased both trainer Danny O’Brien and jockey Steven Arnold ahead of the Group One Darley July Cup over the same course at Newmarket tomorrow (Saturday).

 

The Australian raider, one of 17 declared runners for the £400,000 six-furlong sprint, has already performed well in Britain, finishing second in the five-furlong King Stands’ Stakes and third in the six-furlong Golden Jubilee Stakes - both Group Ones at Royal Ascot.

 

O’Brien said after the five-furlong gallop on Tuesday, July 5: “That was very pleasing. Steven was really happy with the way Star Witness felt on the course.

 

“Obviously, it is a different course from what we would have at home. Most of our racecourses are fairly flat.

 

“The horse did not appear to have any problem taking the dips and rises. He was very strong through the line on his gallop. All in all, very pleasing.

 

“Steven commented that Star Witness felt very at home on that course - I am sure there are horses that don’t handle it. It is obviously different when you get under raceday pressure but it was all positive out there this morning.

 

“An Australian-trained horse has never won the July Cup - a bridge too far for the Australians in the past but naturally it is a challenge and we would like to be the first to win it.

 

“He is as good as he was on Golden Jubilee Day - he went into the King’s Stand Stakes needing the run - it was part of his preparation for the Jubilee but we were still hoping to win that race.

 

“He came out of the King’s Stand Stakes in great order and obviously ran very well still on the Saturday without conditions being in his favour.

 

“He has had three weeks since and really enjoyed the environment here at Newmarket - he certainly has not gone backwards.

 

“The Darley July Cup is his last run. He is going to Widden Stud. He goes into quarantine straight from the races here on Saturday. He gets on the flight with all the shuttle horses and will start at Widden in September.

 

“The Darley July Cup will be very competitive - the horse who won the King’s Stand Stakes was a strong winner, while Society Rock, successful in the Jubilee, ran second the year before. I think the top half a dozen sprinters here are very hard horses to beat. Delegator did not turn up at Ascot and he heads up the market for Saturday’s race.

 

“There is never a Group One race in a country like England that is going to be easy to win.

                                                              

“If we can win on Saturday, we will have done a very good job. His places at Royal Ascot have not done his stallion prospects any harm - obviously wins are what matters in that department - we have been close but to get the real enhancement we would have to win.

 

“Probably of the three races, the July Cup is the most prestigious. Danehill has in our part of the world been the biggest influence breeding-wise and he is a July Cup winner.

 

“If we could walk away with a July Cup win on this horse’s resume then would be a fantastic thing for him to take into his stud career.

 

“In racing, you have to look forward. Everyone in racing, be they an owner, trainer, jockey or punter has their hard-luck stories. There were two deserving winners at Ascot and we just hope we get our turn on Saturday.

 

“The dry ground we hope to have on Saturday will be in his favour - it would be fantastic to end his trip here with a win.

 

“I came here five years ago with a mare called Glamour Puss who ran in the King’s Stand Stakes and probably learned a few things then. This year I knew I had to bring the horse over with plenty of racing left in him. We raced Star Witness only twice at home after Melbourne Cup week and brought him over just needing a run first time out. Because of that, he has held his form and we should have another really good crack on Saturday.

 

“Any time you travel, you never win if it is at the backend of anything. I took 10 days off after the Golden Jubilee but my assistant Paul has been at Newmarket the whole time. I got back here on Saturday morning.

 

“Star Witness is a very good five and six-furlong horse. He was a very precocious two-year-old who won a Group One on his third start. He won another Group One in the spring - he is a nice explosive sprinter. Six furlongs is probably as far as he wants to go. He should do well at stud.

 

“We probably would like to hold him up for a bit longer on Saturday. We got a bit exposed in the Jubilee - we probably went a fraction early as the horses down the stands’ side rail looked to be well in front. We were out on our feet in the last 100 metres. We need to be running to the post rather than staggering to it.

 

“I will leave it to Steven but I am sure he will be a little bit more patient on Saturday and hold it together for as long as he can. There a was a strong headwind and soft ground for the Jubilee and they ran 1m 17s for 1,200 metres which is unheard of back home. This horse has won Group Ones running 1m 8s so you know when they have run a much slower time that it has been a significant test.

 

“On the July Course on top of the ground, they are going to run 1m 10s or 1m 11s so it is going to be a different race - at least six seconds faster. Star Witness will be able to run to the line a lot stronger than he did in the Jubilee. Horses really relax for Steven in races.

 

“Star Witness is a good-natured horse but he is a real competitor. On a raceday, he just wants to get out there and get on with it.”

 

Arnold added on Tuesday, July 5: “Star Witness seems to be holding his form well which is obviously important and, if he ran like he did at Ascot, he will be competitive on Saturday.

 

“He handled the dips well in hand but it is different under race pressure so you never quite know. There is a steep uphill rise but the for the first couple of furlongs you go downhill.

 

“I wouldn’t be surprised if it is not quite as testing as Ascot over six furlongs. The speed in the race will dictate where we are - we will probably be just behind the pace.

 

“I rode here two years ago in the Darley July Cup on Scenic Blast - there are few undulations but I will just ride the horse where he is comfortable.

 

“If he performs up to his best, he will be in there at the finish. Scenic Blast came off winning the King’s Stand Stakes so he was in good form as well but he did not put up his run that day for whatever reason but he was gone well before the rise so it was not the track.

 

“Star Witness seems to be in great form - I was really happy with him this morning - but until the race pressure comes on you are never 100 per cent sure.

 

“I have stayed in Europe since Royal Ascot and had a bit of break - I went to Spain and looked around Barcelona as well as having a few days in Paris.”

 

Godolphin is always hoping that ground is the fast side for the Darley July Cup tomorrow.

 

His trainer Saeed bin Suroor said on Tuesday, July 5: “Delegator won nicely at York and he came back really well, in good condition, sound and healthy from that race.

 

“He worked five days ago over six furlongs on the Limekilns Short Gallop at Newmarket and he was impressive when going away from his lead horse on grass - that gave me a good feeling.

 

“Today he had his last piece of work before the Darley July Cup, a three-furlong blow-out on our Snailwell Gallops on grass.

 

“I am happy with Delegator and so far he is doing really well - he missed Royal Ascot because the ground was too soft for him. I think we will get better ground at Newmarket on Saturday - good to firm would be ideal for him.

 

“Six furlongs is probably going to be the best trip for him. He was second in the 2,000 Guineas two years ago but his work in the morning shows that he is more of a sprinter than a miler.

 

“He came from behind to win at York over six furlongs last time and he remains at that distance on Saturday. We will keep our options open for the future.

 

“Delegator runs well when fresh and he is one of our top horses. He was going to be my best chance at Royal Ascot and now he will be running on more suitable ground hopefully. It would be good to see him win.

 

“He did not show his best form last year, either when working or on the track, because of problems but this year he is 100 per cent sound and healthy - a different horse. Physically he has improved a lot and mentally he is much better.

 

“It will not be easy to win a Group One  - you need everything to go right in a six-furlong race - but he is doing really well.

 

“Delegator is ready. Ideally, I would like him to sit just off the pace and then come through because he has a good turn of foot. Frankie (Dettori) knows the horse very well.”

 

Simon Crisford, the Godolphin racing manager, gave more background information about the horse on Tuesday, July 5: “Delegator had a wart just behind his pastern last year and it kept growing back.

 

“It was one of those annoying things which meant he could not have a proper campaign. He then had a quarter-crack when he ran in the Breeders’ Cup last year. So everything conspired against him in 2010.

 

“For the past two years, we have been trying to run him over six furlongs but it has never worked out until this year.

 

“He still has plenty to prove and there are a lot of horses in the Darley July Cup rated higher than he is.

“I think he goes into the race with a rating of 112 and that is not good enough to win a July Cup so he needs to demonstrate that he is better than the official handicappers think.

 

“Now it is up to the horse to show he can perform beyond 112 and we very much hope he can do that. He certainly gives us that feeling anyway.

 

“You cannot judge him on home work - he is not one of those horses really. I am looking forward to seeing him on fast ground against these horses on Saturday and then I think we will all be a bit wiser.

 

“We took him out of the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot because of the soft ground and we are hoping for proper summer ground on Saturday. We would have loved to have run at Ascot but it would have backfired.

 

“We definitely want dry conditions and the horse is in very good form going into the race. The faster the track the better it is for him - what he doesn’t want is soft ground which affects his action.

 

“The Darley July Cup is one of the key championship sprint races in the world - a banner race which we like to be part of. Godolphin has never won the Darley July Cup and it would be a big thing to gain success.

 

“You need a bit of luck in a race like this - a sprint with a large field and I think there are a lot of horses with a chance because they are battle-hardened sprinters.

 

“If anything, our horse is just a little bit short on experience, having had just one start this year. And he was very lightly raced last year. That is a slight negative but, having said that, he will be super fresh on the day and he travels well in his races. The pace will be very genuine and he has a good turn of foot.

 

“Saeed (bin Suroor) wants to produce him very fresh and well on the day. There is a lot we still have to learn about this horse. He won the Duke Of York Stakes but is still not proven as a top international sprinter but he gives us the feeling that he is capable of establishing himself among the higher ranks of sprinters.

 

“Let us hope that Delegator can get a clear run this season - we hope to go to Haydock (for the Group One Betfred Sprint Cup over six furlongs on September 3) after the Darley July Cup and then there are plenty more opportunities.”

 

 

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DELEGATOR (GB) FACTFILE - DARLEY JULY CUP

 

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5 b h Dansili - Indian Love Bird (Efisio)

Form:  215/12021d35/140-1                                Owner: Godolphin                     Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

Breeder: Poilin Good                             Jockey: Frankie Dettori                                                                                     

Delegator

Campaigned exclusively at seven furlongs and a mile through his first three seasons, Delegator emerged as a potential star sprinter when winning over six furlongs in the Group Two Duke Of York Stakes on the Knavesmire last time out. That initial attempt at sprinting on May 11, his first start of 2011, saw him power home from a hold-up position to defeat Group One Haydock Sprint Cup and Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Regal Parade by half a length. Delegator began his career in the care of trainer Brian Meehan, racing in the colours of his breeder, Poilin Good. The Dansili colt won once from three starts as a juvenile, that seven-furlong maiden win preceding his final outing of 2008 that saw him finish a close fifth to Intense Focus in the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes on the Rowley Mile. Delegator’s Classic campaign commenced with a first time out victory in the Group Three Craven Stakes on the Rowley Mile, for which he was 4/6 favourite. Sent off the 3/1 favourite for the Group One QIPCO 2000 Guineas itself, he ran a fine race to finish second, a length and a half behind Sea The Stars. Heavy ground scuppered his chances in the Group One Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh as he finished eighth behind Mastercraftsman but he bounced back to be only a neck second to that rival in the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Following that effort, Godolphin purchased Delegator and he joined the Newmarket stable of Saeed bin Suroor. The colt seemed to have rewarded connections at the first attempt with a commanding win in the Group Two Celebration Mile at Goodwood that August but a banned substance was subsequently discovered in his post race sample, leading to disqualification. After a fair third to Rip Van Winkle in the Group One Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in September, he ended the campaign on November 7 with fifth place behind Goldikova in the Grade One Breeders Cup Mile at Santa Anita. Having raced exclusively at a mile throughout his three-year-old season, Delegator dropped down a furlong for his belated four-year-old debut in a Listed contest at Newbury on September 17, 2010. Hoof problems and a wart on a pastern had sidelined the colt but he showed no ill effects with a neck victory over Sir Gerry, who attempted to bite him in the race’s final strides. Sent off the 6/4 favourite for the Group Two Challenge Stakes at Newmarket, again over seven furlongs, Delegator finished fourth to Red Jazz. He closed out a short 2010 campaign with eighth place behind Goldikova in the Grade One Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs. Delegator is out of Indian Love Bird, a sister to the top-class six/seven-furlong performer Tomba, winner of  the 1998 Prix de la Foret. His dam is also a half-sister to 2000 Prix du Jockey Club winner Holding Court. Race Record: Starts: 14; Wins: 4; 2nd: 3; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £347,389

Godolphin

Godolphin is the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed and other members of the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai. Its aim is to win races worldwide. Godolphin horses benefit from Dubai's warm winter climate. The experiment began on a small scale in the winter of 1992, with horses enjoying the advantages of the Arabian sunshine before arriving in Britain for the 1993 season. The Godolphin operation was formally established in 1994, with Hilal Ibrahim as trainer, when Balanchine won the Investec Oaks and Irish Derby. The following year, Saeed bin Suroor was appointed as the official trainer. In 1999 and 2000, Godolphin's two-year-olds were housed at the former Evry racecourse in France under the care of David Loder, who in 2001 relocated to Godolphin Stables in Newmarket, although 2003 was his last year as Godolphin's juvenile handler and he has subsequently retired from training. Godolphin horses are now trained by Saeed bin Suroor and Mahmood Al Zarooni, who was appointed  in March, 2010, and enjoyed a first European Classic win with Frozen Power in the 2010 German 2000 Guineas, plus Andre Fabre in France. Godolphin's famous blue colours have been carried to victory in every British Classic bar the Investec Derby, although Saeed bin Suroor did train Lammtarra to win the premier Classic for Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum in 1995 and Godolphin claims the success. Godolphin ambitions, other than landing the Investec Derby, include taking the American Triple Crown series, winning the Japan Cup and the Melbourne Cup. Daylami led an historic 1-2-3 in the 1998 Coral-Eclipse, the first time that the same owner and trainer had the first three in a British Group One, and Godolphin's tally of Group/Grade One wins stands at 175. Godolphin has enjoyed winners in 14 countries. Godolphin has been leading British owner seven times and won a US Eclipse Award for outstanding owner in 2009. Godolphin has won 13 (14) British Classics: QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia), (Investec Derby (1995 Lammtarra)); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq, 2004 Rule Of Law and 2009 Mastery). Other major Group/Grade One wins include: Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), French 2,000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Breeders' Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' (2001 Tempera), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998, 1999 Kayf Tara), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani – Godolphin's 100th G1 winner), Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee and 2002 Marienbard). Leading British Owner: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007. Eclipse Award (USA outstanding owner): 2009 - 16 wins from 67 starts and almost $4 million in prize money.No previous Darley July Cup winners

Saeed bin Suroor

Former police officer Saeed bin Suroor was born in Dubai on November 16, 1968. He has been champion British trainer four times - in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. Coupled with his phenomenal achievements with Godolphin, bin Suroor trained the unbeaten Lammtarra for Sheikh Mohammed's nephew, Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum, to win the 1995 Derby, Ascot's King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l ‘Arc de Triomphe. That the horse raced only four times in his career and yet was trained by bin Suroor to succeed in those three pre-eminent Group One events is an achievement which cannot be overstated. Bin Suroor is aided by racing manager Simon Crisford and an excellent team of staff. Cape Verdi's 1000 Guineas win in 1998 completed the full set of British Classics for bin Suroor. His domestic Classic winners are QIPCO1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Investec Derby (1995 Lammtarra), Investec Oaks (1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia) and Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq, 2004 Rule Of Law and 2009 Mastery). He has trained the winners of 164 Group/Grade One races all over the world including Dubai, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan Singapore and the USA. His home base is Al Quoz Stables in Dubai while he trains out of Godolphin Stables in Newmarket during the summer. He was the leading trainer at the Dubai International Racing Carnival for the fourth year in succession in 2011.

Darley July Cup Record: 1995-7 So Factual 10/1; 1995-9 Heart Lake 15/2; 1997-4 Bahamian Bounty 9/2; 1998-11 Kahal 10/1; 1999-12 Fa-Eq 14/1; 2000-5 Lend A Hand 6/1; 2000-6 Bertolini 8/1; 2001-4 Three Points 8/1; 2002-6 Three Points 8/1; 2002-13 Meshaheer 14/1; 2004-11 Country Reel 25/1; 2004-14 Kheleyf 8/1; 2006-2 Iffraaj 11/2; 2008-6 Diabolical 33/1; 2009-13 Ancien Regime 25/1

Frankie Dettori

Born in Milan on December 15, 1970, the son of Gianfranco, a multiple champion jockey in Italy, Frankie Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani's Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985. His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and he rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He was champion British apprentice in 1989 and had more than 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes. He has since captured the hearts of racegoers with his flamboyant style, phenomenal riding successes, and charisma in and out of the saddle. British Champion jockey in 1994, 1995 and 2004, Dettori created history when riding all seven winners on the Saturday at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. His ground-breaking exertions brought recognition beyond racing's own sphere when he was voted into third place in the 1996 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards and was a team captain on ‘A Question Of Sport'. He finally captured the Investec Derby in 2007 aboard Authorized and he has tasted success in all four other English Classics at least once,  with 14 Classic wins in total. Five of those have come in the Ladbrokes St Leger aboard Classic Cliché (1995), Shantou (1996), Scorpion (2005), Sixties Icon (2006) and Conduit (2008). He has won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas twice (1996 Mark Of Esteem and 1999 Island Sands), the QIPCO 1000 Guineas thrice (Cape Verdi 1998, Kazzia 2002 and Blue Bunting 2011) and the Investec Oaks three times (Balanchine 1994, Moonshell 1995 and Kazzia 2002). Dettori, who is retained by the Godolphin stable, has enjoyed a host of high-profile international successes, including the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1995, 2001 and 2002 on Lammtarra, Sakhee and Marienbard respectively, the Japan Cup on Singspiel in 1996, Falbrav in 2002 and Alkaased in 2005, the Dubai World Cup on Dubai Millennium (2000), Moon Ballad (2003) and Electrocutionist (2006), the Breeders' Cup Turf on Daylami (1999), Fantastic Light (2001), Red Rocks (2006) and Dangerous Midge (2010) and the 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic on Raven's Pass. Dettori, who survived an horrific plane crash at Newmarket in 2000 in which the pilot was killed, is married to Catherine. They have five children and live near Newmarket.

Darley July Cup Record: 1990-7 Lugana Beach 33/1; 1992-4 Elbio 9/1; 1994-3 Catrail 7/2; 1995-9 Heart Lake 15/2; 1997-4 Bahamian Bounty 9/2; 1998-11 Kahal 10/1; 2001-4 Three Points 8/1; 2002-6 Three Points 8/1; 2003-13 Membership 16/1; 2004-14 Kheleyf 8/1; 2006-2 Iffraaj 11/2; 2008-6 Diabolical 33/1; 2009-13 Ancien Regime 25/1; 2010-5 Fleeting Spirit 7/2        

  

 

STAR WITNESS (AUS) FACTFILE - DARLEY JULY CUP

4 ch c Starcraft (NZ) - Leone Chiara (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS))

Form: 1/1103412-3023                           Owner: Widden Stud                 Trainer: Danny O’Brien AUS

Breeder: Alma Vale Bloodstock Pty Ltd  Jockey: Steven Arnold

 

Star Witness

Star Witness became the first Group One winner for his sire, the 2005 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes victor Starcraft, when posting a head verdict in the six-furlong Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on February 20, 2010. The four-year-old is the only runner to date for the former top-class sprinting mare Leone Chiara, who was successful in Group Three company and is a full-sister to Group winners Chinchilla Rose and Ferocity. Star Witness was sold to Danny O’Brien for AUS$150,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, and he made an impressive start to his career, following up a debut victory at Moonee Valley on November 28, 2009, with a ready success in a Flemington Listed contest in January, 2010. He subsequently registered that first Group One success in the Blue Diamond Stakes but trailed in 12th on his final juvenile appearance in the Group Two Todman Stakes at Rosehill in March, 2010. Star Witness kicked off the 2010/2011 season by taking third in an extended five-furlong Listed contest at Caulfield in August. After finishing fourth behind Black Caviar in the six-furlong Group Two Schillacci Stakes at the same course on October 9, Star Witness registered his second Group One success as he powered clear of his rivals for a two-length success in the Coolmore Stud Stakes over six furlongs at Flemington on October 30. He reopposed Black Caviar in the Patinack Farm Classic, also over six furlongs at Flemington, on November 6 and lost little in defeat by coming home second, four lengths behind the outstanding sprinter. Star Witness was given a break and returned to action when taking third in a Sandown Listed contest over an extended six furlongs on February 9. He was purchased by Widden Stud shortly after that run to stand at their New South Wales operation and finished seventh behind Black Caviar in the six-furlong Group One Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on March 12. He ran on to finish half a length second to Prohibit in the five-furlong King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, June 14 (his UK debut), and turned out again at the meeting just four days later in the six-furlong Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes. The colt took the lead with a furlong remaining and for a moment or two looked destined for victory, but his stride shortened on the soft ground and he came home third, a length and three quarters behind Society Rock.

Race Record: Starts: 12; Wins: 4; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £775,378

 

Widden Stud

Star Witness was purchased by Widden Stud in February, 2011, and the four-year-old Starcraft colt will stand at the New South Wales operation after his European engagements this summer. Widden Stud is one of the most successful studs in Australia and has been owned by members of the Thompson family since it was founded in the picturesque Widden Valley in 1867. Current owner Anthony Thompson is a seventh generation descendant of John Thompson, who emigrated from England to Australia in 1832 and originally set up a sheep farm before the family decided to concentrate on breeding horses some 30 years later. Since then Widden Stud has been home to some of the finest stallions and broodmares including Lochiel and Grafton, who were both Australian champion sire on four occasions, and Maltster, a five-time champion sire. The current crop of 10 stallions at Widden includes Golden Slipper winner Stratum, who is on course to become champion first-season sire this season, fellow Golden Slipper victor Sebring as well as top-class sprinters Nicconi, who was fourth in last year’s Golden Jubilee Stakes when part-owned by Widden, and Northern Meteor. In 2010,Widden Stud sold AUS$10.4 million worth of yearlings at the major sales led by an Encosta de Lago colt that fetched AUS$700,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

No previous Darley July Cup winners

 

Danny O’Brien AUS

Born on May 13, 1970, Danny O’Brien grew up surrounded by horses at the family home at Kyabram in the Goulburn River Valley, 200 kilometres north of Melbourne. He was educated at Xavier College, Australia’s leading Roman Catholic school, and graduated with a degree in law and economics at Melbourne University. After completing his studies, O’Brien worked for legendary handler Bart Cummings before taking up the foreman’s position with Caulfield trainer James Riley. He took out his own licence at Epsom, Melbourne, in 1995 with just one horse, Mad Hatter, who gave him a first metropolitan meeting success when winning at Sandown on Boxing Day of the same year before finishing sixth in the 1996 Australian Guineas. O’Brien enjoyed his first black-type winner when Kirkberg landed the 1996 Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at Flemington on her debut, and he registered a first Group One success when Porto Roca, dam of last year’s King Edward VII Stakes victor Monterosso, captured the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill in March, 2001. The trainer has since gone on to further Group One victories with horses such as Glamour Puss, who triumphed in the Goodwood Handicap and the Salinger Stakes before becoming O’Brien’s first European runner when the mare contested both the King’s Stand Stakes and the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2006, plus Star Witness. He has also enjoyed success in Dubai with Valedictum, who scored in a handicap at Nad Al Sheba in February, 2009, while Douro Valley was ninth in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin in December, 2008. O’Brien’s most notable victory came with Master O’Reilly in the Group One Caulfield Cup in 2007, with stable companion Douro Valley taking second - the first time in 25 years that a trainer had saddled the first two in the prestigious handicap. He sent out the filly Shamrocker to beat the colts in the Australian Guineas and Derby this year. O’Brien trains at Australia’s most famous racecourse, Flemington, as well as having a 160-acre private training complex at Barwon Heads, just outside Melbourne.

No previous Darley July Cup runners

 

Steven Arnold

Born and raised in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory of Australia, Steven Arnold, 36, began his riding career as an apprentice to his mother, Sheila, before moving on to the stables of leading Adelaide trainer Ted Cameron. After six months, he was lured to the yard of Lee Freedman, but found it hard to make an impact on the Melbourne scene as a 17-year-old and returned to Adelaide to ride for Cameron’s son Russell. The partnership flourished and Arnold won local jockey premierships as an apprentice and senior rider, before the jockey decided to try his luck riding in Macau. When Cameron decided to move to Melbourne in 1998, Arnold returned to Australia soon after and the pair enjoyed a superb spring campaign in 2000, culminating with victory in the Thousand Guineas with All Time High. Arnold enjoyed success with another Cameron-trained horse, Bomber Bill, who won the Australia Stakes and the Goodwood Handicap and contested the Golden Shaheen in Dubai and the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Other horses to have been ridden by Arnold include the Bart Cummings-trained Magical Miss, who won the Thousand Guineas and the VRC Oaks in 2001, and the outstanding sprinter Toledo, who landed the Australia Stakes in 2002. Arnold also struck up a productive partnership with sprinter Scenic Blast, on whom he won the Coolmore Lightning Stakes and the Crown Newmarket Handicap as well as enjoying a first British success (on his first ride in this country) in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, 2009. In 2010, Arnold enjoyed a purple patch of big race wins thanks to the brilliant So You Think as the pair recorded a quartet of Group One wins in the Underwood Stakes, the Yalumba Stakes, the Cox Plate and the Mackinnon Stakes. Arnold was also in the saddle when So You Think finished a heroic third in the Melbourne Cup. As well as being one of Australia’s most successful jockeys, Arnold is also one of the tallest at 5' 9" and he doesn’t ride below 8st 6lb, which has restricted his opportunities in some of the leading handicaps.

Darley July Cup Record: 2009-10 Scenic Blast

 

 

 

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MONSIEUR CHEVALIER (IRE) FACTFILE

- DARLEY JULY CUP

4 b c Chevalier (IRE) - Blue Holly (IRE) (Blue Traveller (IRE))

Form: 1111511338/402              Owner: Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson             Trainer: Richard Hannon

Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud              Jockey: Kieren Fallon

 

Monsieur Chevalier

Bloodstock agent Peter Doyle bought Monsieur Chevalier for 17,000 guineas out of Book Three of the 2008 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. As with many Doyle purchases, the colt entered training with Richard Hannon and proved himself to be a prolific two-year-old sprinter, winning five of 10 starts. The Chevalier colt won his first four races, each at five furlongs, including the Listed National Stakes at Sandown, which he annexed easily by three and a quarter lengths. Hannon’s charge was sent off the 6/4 favourite for his fifth outing, the Group Two Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot that June, but was badly hampered at a crucial juncture and finished fifth to the victorious Radiohead. Monsieur Chevalier returned to winning ways in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury in July and then clinched the Group Three Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood with a scything run from the rear. The colt attempted six furlongs for the first time in the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes at York but was only third to Showcasing, a position he also filled on his next start in the Group Three Sirenia Stakes over the same trip on Kempton’s Polytrack. His 10th and final juvenile outing brought a respectable eighth against Europe’s top five-furlong horses in the Group One Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp in October, less than three lengths behind the winner Total Gallery. Monsieur Chevalier missed the entire 2010 season due to a pelvic injury. He returned to action this season with fourth place behind Bated Breath in a six-furlong Listed contest at Windsor on May 23. Monsieur Chevalier then headed to Royal Ascot for the Group One King’s Stand Stakes over five furlongs on June 14, in which he came home 11th of 19 to Prohibit. The colt emerged again at the Royal meeting four days later and reminded all of his two-year-old glories when taking second, half a length behind Society Rock, in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs. Monsieur Chevalier’s dam, Blue Holly, won five times in minor company at five and six furlongs.

Race Record: Starts: 13; Wins: 6; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £284,203

 

Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson

Valerie Hubbard is the partner of former trainer Ken Ivory who now operates ownership syndicates. Ivory  retired from training at the end of the 2001 season, making way for his son, Dean Ivory, to take over the licence at the family stables in Hertfordshire. As well as being involved with Monsieur Chevalier, Ian Higginson owns horses in his own right.  He has enjoyed modest success in the past six years with his red silks that feature black stars, black spots on sleeves and cap. The best of those to have sported his colours are the Nicky Henderson-trained hurdler Higgy’s Ragazzo, a three-time winner for Hannon on the Flat, and Higgy’s Boy, twice successful for Hannon before winning three times over hurdles for Henderson.

No previous Darley July Cup runners

 

Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon, who was born in Lewes, East Sussex, on May 30, 1945, has been training since 1970 when he took over the licence on the retirement of his father Henry (Harry). Originally, Hannon trained solely from stables at East Everleigh in Wiltshire but, due to the increase in the size of his string (around 200 in 2011), he also has a base at nearby Herridge, a stud farm when bought 19 years ago, where he lives. His first winner came over hurdles at Chepstow on March 30, 1970, when Sir Nuilli was successful, while Ampney Prince provided his initial winner on the Flat in a Newbury maiden on April 17 the same year. Hannon made rapid progress as a trainer. A first Pattern race victory came courtesy of Crespinall in the 1972 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom and the same filly went on to win the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood later that season - his first Goodwood triumph. Classic success followed shortly afterwards, when Mon Fils caused a 50/1 shock in the 1973 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Don't Forgot Me (1987) and Tirol (1990) won the same Newmarket Classic for the yard, and both colts also triumphed in the Irish 2,000 Guineas. Hannon has made a particular reputation for his expertise with sprinters and two-year-olds, though his successes are by no means confined to those spheres. Lyric Fantasy was champion two-year-old filly in 1992 when her wins included the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes against older opposition at York, while Lemon Souffle achieved the same honour in 1993. His major Group One wins also include the Moyglare Stud Stakes with Lyric Fantasy, the Sussex Stakes in 2003 with Reel Buddy and in 2010 with Canford Cliffs, the Prix Royal-Oak (French St Leger) with Assessor as well as  the Prix de l'Abbaye and the July Cup with Mr Brooks. He has trained 32 winners at Royal Ascot and was the leading trainer at the meeting in 2010 with three victories (he enjoyed the same number in 2011). He was also top trainer, with five victories including all the two-year-old Group races, at the 2010 Newmarket July meeting. He has sent out at least 100 winners in 19 of the last 20 years, achieved with mostly cheaply bought horses purchased from the yearling and breeze-up sales in conjunction with bloodstock agent Peter Doyle, although his owner-breeder clients now include The Queen. In recent times. Paco Boy  won three Group One races for Hannon, including the 2010 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, and got within a neck of the world's best miler Goldikova in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot next time. His current star racehorse, who could be his best ever, is Canford Cliffs (winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas, St  James's Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes , Lockinge Stakes, and the Queen Anne Stakes in which he defeated Goldikova). Another top-class colt in his yard at present is Dick Turpin (successful in the Group One Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly in 2010). At Goodwood, Hannon's record is outstanding and in 2010 he smashed the record for most wins at the Glorious Goodwood festival with nine successes over the five days. He was champion trainer in 1992 and is the reigning champion trainer after taking the title in 2010 with 210 successes and total prize money of £3,218,575.  He gained the Cartier Daily Telegraph Award of Merit last year. He is married to Jo and has six children - the triplets Richard Jnr (his assistant trainer), Henry and Lizzie (who is married to stable jockey Richard Hughes) - Fanny (who is married to trainer Sylvester Kirk), Claire and Julie.

Darley July Cup Wins: 1992 Mr Brooks

 

Kieren Fallon

Born on February 22, 1965, in County Clare, Ireland, Kieren Fallon joined Kevin Prendergast's yard as an apprentice in 1983. Piccadilly Lord at Navan on June 18, 1984, was his first winner. He moved from Ireland to ride for Jimmy FitzGerald's Malton stable from 1989 until 1991 and then spent three years with Lynda Ramsden's yard from 1993 until the end of 1996. At the start of the 1997 Flat season, Fallon was a surprise appointment as stable jockey to the Henry Cecil yard and promptly won the 1000 Guineas on Sleepytime and Oaks on Reams Of Verse. He ceased riding for Cecil in August, 1999, and was first jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 and 2001 after which he freelanced, still riding many of the Stoute team, before becoming retained rider to owners Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier and Derrick Smith in 2005. The Stoute/Fallon combination won the 2000 Guineas with King's Best in 2000 and Golan in 2001. Fallon was champion jockey in 1997 (202 wins), 1998 (204), 1999 (202), 2001 (166), 2002 (149) and in 2003 (221 wins), when his successes included Classics on Russian Rhythm in the 1000 Guineas and Kris Kin in the Derby. He won three of the five British Classics for Cecil in 1999 - the 1000 Guineas on Wince, the Investec Oaks on Ramruma and the Investec Derby on Oath, his first success in the premier Classic. Although second to Frankie Dettori in the 2004 championship, Fallon enjoyed another excellent season, including landing the Investec Derby-Oaks double with North Light and Ouija Board. He made a great start at Ballydoyle in 2005, winning both the 2000 and 1000 Guineas respectively with Footstepsinthesand and Virgina Waters. He added his first Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe when landing the race on the Coolmore-owned and Andre Fabre-trained Hurricane Run in 2005, on whom he had previously won the Irish Derby. He landed back-to-back wins in the 2000 Guineas when George Washington landed the 2006 contest and added that season's Epsom Oaks and Irish Oaks with Alexandrova. Out of the saddle, he has frequently made the headlines, in 2003 he was treated in a clinic in Ireland after admitting to a drink problem. In September, 2004, he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud related to alleged race fixing but was released on bail and the prosecution case collapsed at the subsequent trial, with Fallon being found innocent on all charges. He had been suspended from riding in Britain up to the end of the trial but was able to ride in Ireland and other jurisdictions  He collected a second Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe win aboard Dylan Thomas in 2007, his last big race victory before being banned for 18 months after failing a drugs test organised by France Galop, his second such offence. He received a six-month ban for the first drug offence in 2006/2007. He returned to action in September, 2009, and landed the Grade One Goodwood Handicap at Santa Anita, USA, on Gitano Hernando. He was prevented from riding Recital in this year’s Derby after Native Khan’s owner Ibrahim Araci took legal action. Fallon had been contracted to ride Araci’s horse this season but backed out in an attempt to ride the O’Brien-trained runner.

No previous Darley July Cup wins

 

 

ELZAAM (AUS) FACTFILE

 – DARLEY JULY CUP

3 b c Redoute’s Choice (AUS) – Mambo In Freeport (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)

Form: 1233-514                               Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum     Trainer: Roger Varian

Breeder: Kia Ora Stud                     Jockey: Richard Hills

 

Elzaam

The Darley July Cup will be the second outing in a Group One sprint for Elzaam after he emerged with plenty of credit by taking fourth place in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 18. The three-year-old finished just two lengths behind the successful Society Rock having lost a crucial amount of ground in the early stages when switched to race in the far-side group. He was also racing on an unfavourably soft surface. The son of Redoute’s Choice had marked himself down as a possible sprinting star when bursting clear to take a Newbury Listed event by six lengths when dropped back to six furlongs in May. He had previously looked a non-stayer when tried over seven furlongs in the Bet At bluesq.com European Free Handicap on his seasonal debut at Newmarket on April 13. Elzaam had also tackled that trip last autumn in Newbury’s Group Three Horris Hill Stakes and he did not put in a bad effort on that occasion by finishing third. It was early in his juvenile campaign that Elzaam shot to prominence as he landed a York maiden on his debut that May. He was well-touted on the back of that run for the Coventry Stakes and he came close to a Royal Ascot victory. Having led the field inside the final two furlongs, he was only overhauled by Strong Suit’s explosive burst of speed inside the distance and went down by a nose, with the rest of the field two and a half lengths in arrears. He started as the 4/7 favourite here at the July meeting after that run but mystified connections after finishing third of four in the TNT July Stakes.

Race record: Starts: 7; Wins: 2; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £79,539.

 

Hamdan Al Maktoum

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the eldest surviving brother of the ruling family of Dubai. He is Deputy Ruler of Dubai as well as being the Minister of Finance and Industry and, like other family members, has invested vast sums in bloodstock. He was elected an honorary member of the British Jockey Club in 1989. Around 300 horses carry his distinctive silks of blue with white epaulets, blue and white striped cap, and are trained in Britain mainly by John Dunlop, Ed Dunlop, Michael Jarvis, Marcus Tregoning, John Gosden, William Haggas, Mark Johnston, Sir Michael Stoute and Barry Hills. Sheikh Hamdan also has horses trained in America, Australia, Dubai, Ireland and France. He has owned two Investec Derby winners, Nashwan (1989) and Erhaab (1994), and a pair of Investec Oaks scorers, Salsabil (1990) and Eswarah (2005). His numerous other big-race winners around the world include At Talaq and Jeune, who won the Melbourne Cup in 1986 and 1994 respectively, and US champion Invasor, successful in the 2006 Breeders' Cup Classic and the following year's Dubai World Cup. In 2009 he gained his fifth success in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas when Ghanaati followed the examples set by Salsabil (1990), Shadayid (1991), Harayir (1995) and Lahan (2000). Nashwan provided him with a first QIPCO 2000 Guineas victory in 1989, which was emulated by the Barry Hills-trained Haafhd in 2004. A successful 2009 also included Ghanaati's success in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, the victory of Aqlaam in the Prix du Moulin, Arcano's win in the Prix Morny and the triumph of Awzaan in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes. In 2010, the Dermot Weld-trained Bethrah took the Irish 1,000 Guineas. A prolific and highly-successful breeder, Sheikh Hamdan owns Shadwell Stud in Norfolk and Beech House Stud in Newmarket, as well as studs in Ireland and Kentucky, which together house over 160 broodmares and stand 20 stallions globally. He is also involved with Godolphin and his brilliant colt Sakhee won the 2001 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for the Dubai team, while Almutawakel landed the 1999 Dubai World Cup.

Darley July Cup Wins: 1993 Hamas; 1998 Elnadim

 

Roger Varian

The former assistant to Michael Jarvis took over the licence at Kremlin House in February 2011 following the retirement due to ill health of his long-term boss and mentor. The 32-year-old became fascinated with racing at a young age and had early ambitions to become a National Hunt jockey after watching the Grand National. He spent an initial summer with Jarvis before a three-year stint with Josh Gifford as he pursued his jumping dreams. When foot and mouth struck, Varian headed to America and rode three winners from 12 rides in Maryland. Just as his career looked destined to take off, Varian shattered his wrist in a fall and came back to the UK.  His return coincided with Jarvis’ yard growing in numbers and he headed back to Newmarket to again join forces with the trainer. Jarvis had not had an assistant trainer for 17 years but felt he needed one again with his growing stock and in Jarvis and Varian’s first year working together they scooped the QIPCO 1000 Guineas with Ameerat and the French Derby with Holding Court. Varian stepped forward to take over the operation when Jarvis retired and launched his career on one of the biggest stages as he saddled Laaheb to finish fourth in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March, 2011. Further notice of his intentions was served as his first British runner Eton Forever streaked away with the Spring Mile at Doncaster just seven days later. Varian is closing in on 30 winners and has already amassed over £250,000 in win and place prize money. Hamdan Al Maktoum is one of Varian’s leading owners and the trainer also enjoys the patronage of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Sultan Ahmad Shah and Jim and Fitri Hay. His wife Hanoko is the Newmarket-based director of Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley Japan.

No previous Darley July Cup runners.

 

Richard Hills

Richard Hills was born in Newmarket on January 22, 1963, minutes after his twin brother, Michael. The Hills’ hugely-successful racing family also consists of father Barry and brother John, who are both leading trainers. Charlie, another brother, assists his father while their youngest sibling George works on a Kentucky stud farm. Richard Hills, whose son Patrick is also a jockey, served his apprenticeship under Tom Jones and rode his first winner on Border Dawn at Doncaster on October 26, 1979. He first met the man by whom his riding services are now retained, Hamdan Al Maktoum, through that apprenticeship when the Sheikh installed record-priced 625,000gns yearling Ghadeer in Jones’ hands. Hills took on Willie Carson’s role as first jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum in 1997. Hills enjoyed a great 2009 season as he landed his third success in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas with Ghanaati scored (following Lahan in 2000 and Harayir in 1995). That year, he also partnered Ghanaati to win the Coronation Stakes, while other Group One wins were registered with Aqlaam in the Prix du Moulin and Awzaan in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes. Mutafaweq gave Hills another Classic triumph in the 1999 St Leger and he also won the 2004 QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Haafhd, trained by his father, and the following year’s Investec Oaks on Eswarah. Other big-race successes include the 1999 Dubai World Cup on Almutawakel, the 1990 Ascot Gold Cup on Ashal, the 1998 July Cup on Elnadim, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 1994 on 66/1 shot Maroof and on 33/1 chance Summoner in 2001, the 2001 Grade One Canadian International on Mutamam and the 2001 Dubai Champion Stakes, 2002 Dubai Sheema Classic and Juddmonte International as well as the 2003 Prince of Wales’s Stakes with Nayef.

Darley July Cup wins: 1998 Elnadim

 

 

 

 

 

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PIPER-HEIDSIECK JULY FESTIVAL 2011

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First Race Win Quotes -

Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Irish E.B.F Fillies’ Handicap

 

NOSEDA ENJOYS INSTANCE SATISFACTION

 

Jeremy Noseda was visibly delighted after Instance blew away her rivals in the opening Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Irish E.B.F. Handicap.

 

William Buick made sure his mount had plenty of cover as he settled the 5/2 favourite off the pace in the seven-furlong contest, her first attempt at the distance.

 

Produced to challenge inside the final quarter-mile, Instance powered clear of her 10 rivals down the centre of the track to register a two and three quarter-length victory over runner-up Chokurei.

The Invincible Spirit filly had won her first two starts, both over six furlongs on Kempton’s Polytrack, before suffering her only defeat to date at the same distance on the Rowley Mile in May.

 

Noseda said of his charge: "That was a good solid performance. Everything went wrong last time and I got a little bit down after that because I expected her to win. She has been in good order and the little bit of good ground suited her well. Being upped in trip has helped.

 

"She is a filly that needs to be settled in. You get her into a rhythm and then produce her with a turn of foot.

 

"The horses are running well and - no complaints - they have been in good form all year. Lets hope we can keep going like that."

 

Buick revealed: "I gave her a bit to do and she picked up nicely - she has got plenty of quality about her.

 

"She was going so well so I knew that I had a lot of options. Unfortunately the two horses in front of me couldn’t carry me through so I had to go out. Considering that happened, she did it very well."

 

 

GOING AFTER THE FIRST

 

William Buick, jockey of the 2 3/4 length winner Instance, said: "Good."

 

Luke Morris, on board second Chokurei, said: "Good."

 

Stevie Donohoe, rider of third-placed Ishbelle, said: "It is good, maybe just on the easy side."

 

Ryan Moore, rider of fourth Tuscania, said: "Good."

 

Kieren Fallon, partner of Admirable Spirit, thought the ground: "Beautiful."

 

Hugh Bowman, partner of Sonning Rose, said: "Good."

 

Richard Hills, rider of Hezmah, said: "Good."

 

Micheal Hills, jockey of Mystic Dream, described the going as: "Beautiful."

 

Andrea Atzeni, rider of Psychic’s Dream, said: "It is a bit loose on top."

 

 

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RACE TWO - TOTESPORT.COM HERITAGE HANDICAP

Winner and runner-up quote

 

COSY FOR COEUS

 

Coeus had been knocking on the door in sprint handicaps and found the best

of his way home to land the £100,000 totesport.com Heritage Handicap for Sir Mark Prescott and  David Probert.

 

The grey had been placed at Kempton and here at Newmarket this season, with his most recent outing on the July Course resulting in a second place finish over five furlongs.

 

Stepped back up to six furlongs, the 9/1 chance powered through the field to reel in Lexi's Hero and score by a length and a quarter.

 

Probert said: "He is a very nice horse and ran over five furlongs here last time.

 

"The six furlongs today was perfect and he has done it nicely enough.

 

"He was keen early on so I do think he will get seven furlongs."

 

Prescott's assistant, William Butler, added: "He has done it well and is very consistent.

 

"He was staying on over five furlongs here last time so we thought we would have another go over six."

 

Kevin Ryan, trainer of runner-up Lexi's Hero, said: That was a great run giving away  plenty of weight away.

 

"He has run his heart out and he is still improving. I haven't a clue where we will go next."

   

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Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes

 

GAME GAMILATI STORMS CHERRY HINTON

 

Gamilati lost her maiden tag in emphatic style with a length and a half victory in the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes over six furlongs.

 

The Godolphin filly belied her 14/1 starting price with a powerful run down the stands’ side rail under Frankie Dettori that saw her sweep from mid-division after switching twowards the stands’ side to win well from the eye-catching Sir Michael Stoute-trained Russelliana.

 

Mahmood Al Zarooni’s charge had finished runner-up on her two previous starts, latterly when a a short-head behind stablemate Discourse in a maiden here on June 24.

 

The trainer commented: “It was a very good win - the filly deserved the win. We will keep her at six furlongs and there is no race really that we have decided to go for but I think we will keep her at the same distance.

 

“Frankie is the man for big races. He gave her a good ride. Most jockeys, when they ride here, they just go in front but he dropped her in and did a great job.”

 

Whilst not dismissing the possibility of taking in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes on the Rowley Mile in October, Al Zarooni was keen not to get ahead of himself.

 

He said: “There is also the Group Two race at York, the Lowther Stakes. We will try her at six furlongs and see how she goes.”

 

As for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile in May, for which Gamilati is widely available at 20/1 with bookmakers, the trainer added: “I think she will get a mile but she should prove it before we try.”

 

Dettori reported: "She was a bit unlucky on the first two times that she ran - she was just running a bit green. The boss told me to get a lead and try to ride her for a place but, with a furlong and a half left, I was the only one on the bridle and, when I pressed the button, she quickened.

 

"I just got on the rail because I know that she might have been a little bit green in the middle of the track but it was a very good effort.

 

"I guess the next step will be the Lowther Stakes at York but all the big races will be a target because of the way that she won today.

 

"It was a nice race because it didn’t make me blow afterwards - wait until I ride a longshot and it will be a different story!"

 

As for Discourse, also available at 20/1 with Paddy Power for next year’s fillies’ Classic, Al Zarooni revealed: “Discourse will have a different target to Gamilati (next time). She was coughing, that is why we haven’t run her. We will find her a Listed race in the future and if she does well then we will go to Ascot.”

 

 

RACE THREE - IRISH THOROUGHBRED MARKETING CHERRY HINTON STAKES

Placed quotes

 

MORE GROUP RACES FOR SECOND AND THIRD

 

Sir Michael Stoute's Russelliana belied her inexperience to take second behind Gamilati in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes.

 

The daughter of Medicean had only raced the once, winning a Leicester maiden in the process, and stepped up on that to go down by a length and a half in the Group Two contest.

 

Stoute said: "I am thrilled with her. I thought we had won our race on the far side but the winner on the other side was just too good for her.

"I thought it was a good race coming in and I am sure it was. The third was second in the Queen Mary so it was probably a slightly above-average Cherry Hinton.

 

"The idea was to see how she got on today but we will be staying in Group company."

 

A neck behind the runner-up was Brian Meehan's 5/2 favourite Shumoos, who was again making the frame after her narrow second in the Queen Mark Stakes at Royal Ascot.

 

Meehan said: "I am very pleased with her and that was only her third start.

 

"The winner was only a maiden coming into the race but she is a talented maiden.

 

"I am very happy and Shumoos got the six furlongs well enough, quickening up well off a strong pace.

 

"We will head to the Lowther at York now."

 

 

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RACE FOUR - ETIHAD AIRWAYS FALMOUTH STAKES

Winning quote

 

TIMEPIECE STRIKES IN FALMOUTH

 

Sir Henry Cecil took centre stage as one-time Classic hope Timepiece successfully dropped back to a mile and landed the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes.

 

Cecil has enjoyed a superb 2011 thanks to the exploits of his unbeaten colt Frankel, but it was the turn of one of his fillies to shine as last year's Investec Oaks ninth struck at Group One level.

 

The 16/1 chance had scored in Listed company at Warwick last time out and followed up under Tom Queally as the Khalid Abdulla-owned four-year-old held the challenge of 13/8 favourite Saphresa by a length and a quarter.

 

Cecil joked: "We had the choice of a Listed race at Pontefract or this, but seen as she is already a Listed winner I decided to run here.

 

"She is a very good filly but didn't stay in the Oaks. She has a lot of ability and the stiff mile suited. She doesn't like to get there too soon and they didn't go that fast today. She has come good today and has beaten a good filly.

 

"We will have a think about what to do - she is a Group One winner now."

 

"They didn't go very fast and she gets a mile and quarter so we didn't want to hit the front too soon. He had to sit, although they weren't going fast enough, and she did it very well. I think that Tom rode her very well - it will do the jockey good and do the filly good.

 

"I didn't want her to lead, or have to pull her back into the middle or anything like that. We wanted to let her use her stride with a horse going in front of her, otherwise she goes to sleep.

 

"I know that she is very good is just a question of her getting her right and she has got it right today. She will get a mile and a quarter but a mile and one furlong is probably her best trip, but there are not too many races over that trip.

 

"I am very pleased because I told the Prince that I thought a lot of her and he stood by me. It's lovely to keep them on as four-year-olds because I think the breed is generally getting more backward and you have such an advantage at four up to the end of July and beginning of August."

 

Queally added: "We have never made any secret of how we feel about her - she has always had the ability. They hacked along, it rode like a piece of work and she took care of them. I am pleased for her and for everyone at the yard. It's brilliant.

 

"They went no gallop. Neil (Callan) got his own way of things and I just followed along. The beauty of it was that I was able to keep her on the bridle for so long - she always does it so easily - and then she has skipped along up that hill.

 

"She stays a mile very well and she gets a mile and a furlong on her head. The slow pace was the only thing that could have caught us out but it didn't. She ran over three furlongs further at Warwick but that was a Listed race and this was a step up in class.

 

"I feel that she has always had ability and I am sure that Sir Henry won't tell you any different."

 

Abdulla's racing manager, Teddy Grimthorpe, added: "Group One wins are what it is all about in racing. We have her sire (Zamindar) and her dam (Clepsydra) so this is a triple-whammy for us."

 

 

Fourth Race Place Quotes -

Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes

 

SLOW PACE FOILS SAHPRESA

 

Favourite Sahpresa, returned at 13/8, was seeking a third Group One win at Newmarket but the Rod Collet-trained French raider had to settle for second place after being given a stiff task in the Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes.

 

The slow pace did not help jockey Christophe Lemaire who settled his mount at the rear and then made up ground in the final quarter mile to finish a length and a quarter behind the winner.

 

Lemaire said: “The pace was very slow in the early part of the race. She did a brilliant effort once I got going but there was too much ground to make up.”

 

First City continues to delight and surprise connections with her efforts this season and finished with her usual late rattle to take third in the mile contest.

 

The David Simcock-trained mare went down by a length and three quarters to the victorious Timepiece in the mile showpiece, making a nonsense of her 40/1 odds.

 

The five-year-old Diktat mare has improved for each start this term, following a runner-up finish to Antara in an Epsom Group Three with third place behind Lolly For Dolly in the Group Two Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot last time.

 

Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Misleh, said: “We keep stepping her up and she keeps improving each time.

 

“She is always a bit keenish early so she needs to be settled but she always comes home good. The slow pace there probably wasn’t ideal but she has run her race and there are no excuses.

 

“There are plenty of races for her and David will have a look at where we send her next. We keep thinking she’s probably not a Group One filly but then she runs like that and proves that she is. We would just like to go and win a race now.”

 

Simcock, who also saddled sixth-placed I’m A Dreamer, said: “I’m delighted with First City. She continues to surprise us all. The race wasn’t run to suit I’m A Dreamer. I would even say it was a farcical race.”

 

 

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Fifth Race Win Quotes

Weatherbys E.B.F. Mawatheeq Maiden Stakes

 

HANNON HOPES ROUGEMONT CAN SCALE GROUP ONE HEIGHTS 

 

Richard Hannon is casting a glance towards the Group One Racing Post Trophy at the end of the season as a potential target for Rougemont after the colt impressed with a debut victory in the Weatherbys E.B.F Mawatheeq Maiden Stakes.

 

Sent off at 25/1 for today’s seven-furlong contest, the Montjeu juvenile battled his way to the front under Jimmy Fortune and ran on resolutely to win by two lengths from Godolphin’s Sports Section.

 

The colt, who cost 130,000 guineas as a foal, carries the colours of Julie Wood.

 

Richard Hannon jr, assistant trainer to his father said: “We’ve got a very happy owner here. We are quite excited. I didn’t think he would here come and win like that. There were a lot of horses fancied but he could be anything, he’s a really nice type. He could be a Racing Post Trophy type.

 

“It’s no secret that we like him. We have a few of these sort of horses coming along now and whether any of them are better than him, I don’t know - I doubt it.

 

“He’s got a fair bit of scope, he’ll get a trip. He will get further and we will see how he goes as time goes on. He is obviously a very good horse and he is relaxed in everything he does, so he is the kind of horse that comes to the racecourse and turns it up a notch.

 

“We will find our way carefully - no rush with him. We have waited this long so we can wait a bit longer.”

 

       

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MEMORY RELUCTANT TO RACE - WARNED BY STEWARDS

                                                                                               

Memory was very reluctant to race in today's feature race, the Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes.

 

The stewards held an enquiry after receiving a report from the starter.

 

They interviewed Richard Hannon jr, assistant trainer to his father Richard, and Ryan Moore who rode the filly.

 

The stewards decided, because Memory had also been reluctant to race at Newmarket on May 1, if there was a repetition of this behaviour then it would be reported to the British Horseracing Authority.

 

 

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TODAY’S ATTENDANCE UP

 

The crowd figure on Abu International Day, Friday, July 8, came to 7,233, up 4 per cent on the equivalent day last year (the first day of the 2010 festival).

 

Stephen Wallis, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses, commented: “For a second successive day, I am pleased to report an increase in attendance.

 

“Racegoers have been treated to another magnificent day’s racing, particularly Timepiece winning the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes and Gamilati taking the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes.”

 

 

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RACE SIX - THREE CHIMNEYS MAIDEN STAKES

Winner quote

 

SECONDS UP FOR STOUTE

 

Sir Michael Stoute saddled his second winner at the meeting as Eagles Peak swooped in the Three Chimneys Maiden Stakes.

 

The unraced Galileo colt, sent off at 9/2, had to work hard for his supper in the mile-and-a-quarter event but Ryan Moore squeezed plenty from his mount and floored the 8/13 favourite Thimaar by a length and a quarter.

 

Stoute said: "That was a pleasing performance and he is a horse we have always liked.

 

"He has been immature so we have had to be patient but with his connections (owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla) you can do that.

 

"I am so pleased for his lad as he has always believed in the horse.

 

"Eagles Park has been immature and has taken time to strengthen and develop."

 

Sixth Race Place Quotes -

Three Chimneys Maiden Stakes

 

GOSDEN RUNNERS FILL THE MINOR BERTHS

 

Thimaar failed to justify 8/13 favouritism in the Three Chimneys Maiden Stakes but trainer John Gosden was satisfied with the colt’s effort in filling the runner-up berth, a length and a quarter behind one-time Derby entry Eagles Peak.

 

Gosden filled both minor placings in the 10-furlong contest, with Dick Doughtywylie, an Oasis Dream half-brother to Group Two Lancashire Oaks winner Gertrude Bell, finishing a further three quarters of a length back in third.

 

Thimaar, a Dynaformer colt having his third start, was third to Cai Shen on his previous outing at Newbury in April.

 

Gosden commented: “Thimaar needs stepping up in trip and the other horse, Dick Doughtywylie ran a nice race first time, so I’m pleased with him.

 

“The winner is nice, I trained his mother to win a Group Two and she was a smart filly, so he is obviously a nice horse.

 

“It was an above average maiden but if you have a nice three-year-old maiden you wait for a race like this. We’ll have to go for another maiden with Thimaar and we will step him up in trip.”

 

    

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IMPROVED WEATHER EXPECTED FOR DARLEY JULY CUP DAY

 

Weather conditions are expected to improve for the third and final day of the meeting tomorrow with clerk of course Michael Prosser anticipating slightly warmer temperatures, a drop in wind speed and fewer showers on the July Course.

 

With the exception of a couple of showers today, racegoers enjoyed a predominantly dry day and Prosser believes underfoot conditions may quicken slightly ahead of the feature Darley July Cup.

 

He said: "Tomorrow looks like being a mostly dry day, although there is the chance of a shower from 3pm onwards. They will be few and far between and there will not be much in them.

 

 

"It will be a pleasantly warm day - warmer than today - and temperatures will be around 21 or 22 degrees.

 

"We have managed to dodge most of the showers today and only got 1mm this morning and about 0.5mm in the showers that fell after 11am.

 

"The ground is holding up well and the jockeys say it is lovely, good ground.

 

"If it stays dry from now until the time of the first race (2.20pm) tomorrow then we will probably find parts of the course drying out to the fast side of good.

 

"It will be sunnier and warmer tomorrow and there will be a dip in the stiff breeze that has blown today."

   

 

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Seventh Race Win Quotes

Abu Dhabi Harwood International Arabian Racing Stakes

 

NO RISK AS DUFFIELD’S STAR SHINES

 

No Risk Almaury, twice crowned the champion British purebred Arabian (2007 & 2008), posted a brilliant victory in the Abu Dhabi Harwood International Arabian Racing Stakes.

 

Now a nine-year-old, Gill Duffield’s charge is a dual winner of the Group One Dubai International and remains a formidable force.

 

Settled in the pack, No Risk Almaury travelled smoothly throughout the mile Group Two contest and when Richard Hills asked for an effort, the son of Kesberoy displayed speed and resilience to withstand the challenge of last year’s victor, Jaafer. 

 

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s star was three quarters of a length superior to his Julian Smart-trained rival at the line, with that horse’s Qatari-based stablemate Areej a further four and a half lengths third.

 

Duffield, who trained Sheikh Hamdan’s great Madjani to win three consecutive renewals of the Group One Kahayla Classic on the Dubai World Cup card, was thrilled with her veteran. 

 

She said: “No Risk Almaury has run something like 18 times now and he has won 15 of those races; six Group Ones and four Group Twos; he has been an outstanding horse.

 

“He won two Maktoum Challenges and was second in the Kahayla Classic the first year and then this year he won the Maktoum Challenge over a mile, so he has won three Maktoum Challenges. He was beaten in the last challenge this year over a mile and a quarter and then he was beaten into third in the Kahayla Classic, which is also over that trip.

 

“He is a real good miler. He travels, he absolutely travels so well. He can pick up at a mile but he just seems to lack that finish at the end over a mile and a quarter.

 

“He’s a fantastic miler, and to still be doing it at nine years old, it’s remarkable.

 

“We will go to Newbury next, we just don’t know which race yet.”

 

Hills commented: “He is nine and we have been to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Turkey - all around the world. He is a brilliant, tough Arabian horse with a lot of class.”

 

 

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RACE EIGHT - TURF TV HANDICAP

Winner quote

 

ALBAQAA STUNS FAVOURITE IN FINALE

 

Albaqaa came the rescue of the bookmakers in the concluding TurvTV Handicap as the 50/1 chance denied 4/1 favourite My Freedom in a tight photo-finish.

 

Frankie Dettori appeared to have matters sewn up inside the final furlong on the Godolphin runner but Pat Cosgrave got up in the dying strides aboard P J O'Gorman's representative to score by a nose.

 

O'Gorman said: "The handicapper has been very nice to him recently as he has been harshly handicapped for winning a poor race at Pontefract when trained by Richard Fahey.

 

"We claimed him from Richard at the beginning of this year when he finished second at Newcastle having not ran for nine months.

 

"The owners wanted to run at Royal Ascot and he finished down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup.

 

"He then ran well at Windsor last time out, worked well on Tuesday and here we are!"

 

 

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PIPER-HEIDSIECK LEADING TRAINER AWARD

STANDINGS AFTER DAY TWO

Trainer    1st   2nd   3rd

Richard Hannon   2   2   1

Sir Michael Stoute   2   1   2

Mahmood Al Zarooni   2   1   -

John Gosden    1   1   2

Jeremy Noseda   1   1   -

Sir Henry Cecil    1   -   -

Luca Cumani    1   -   -

David Brown    1   -   -

James Hartnett IRE   1   -   -

P J O’Gorman    1   -   -

Sir Mark Prescott   1   -   -

Clive Cox    -   1   1

Declan Carroll    -   1   -    

Rod Collet FR    -   1   -

Ed Dunlop    -   1   -

Barry Hills    -   1   -

Kevin Ryan    -   1   -

Saeed bin Suroor   -   1   -

Roger Varian    -   1   -

Brian Meehan    -   -   2

Clive Brittain    -   -   1

Mick Channon    -   -   1

Richard Fahey    -   -   1

Dean Ivory    -   -   1

Mark Johnston    -   -   1

David Simcock    -   -   1

 

PIPER-HEIDSIECK LEADING JOCKEY AWARD

STANDINGS AFTER DAY TWO

Jockey    1st   2nd   3rd

Ryan Moore    3   3   2

Mickael Barzalona   2   -   -

Jimmy Fortune    2   -   -

Frankie Dettori    1   2   -

William Buick    1   -   1

Eddie Ahern    1   -   -

Pat Cosgrave    1   -   -

Kieren Fallon    1   -   -

David Probert    1   -   -

Tom Queally    1   -   -

Richard Hills    -   2   2

Paul Hanagan    -   1   2

Neil Callan    -   1   1

Michael Hills    -   1   -

Luke Morris    -   1   -

Christophe Lemaire   -   1   -

Jamie Spencer    -   1   -

Robert Winston    -   1   -

Hugh Bowman    -   -   1

Stevie Donohoe   -   -   1

Martin Dwyer    -   -   1

Silvestre de Sousa   -   -   1

Nicky Mackay    -   -   1

Philip Robinson    -   -   1

   

 

GRAND ARCADE LADIES DAY WINNERS

1.20pm Bahrain Trophy (Group Three)

MASKED MARVEL (Bjorn Nielsen) John Gosden 3-9-0 Jimmy Fortune [1] 2/1jf

 

1.50pm TNT July Stakes (Group Two)

FREDERICK ENGELS (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) David Brown 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern [6] 7/4

 

2.25pm sportingbet.com Handicap

FULGUR (Scuderia Rencati Srl) Luca Cumani 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon [3] 7/1

 

3.00pm Princess of Wales's sportingbet.com Stakes (Group Two)

CRYSTAL CAPELLA (Sir Evelyn de Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 6-8-13 Ryan Moore [4] 4/1

 

3.35pm Earl of Euston E.B.F. Conditions Stakes

HARBOUR WATCH (IRE) (Robin Heffer) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Ryan Moore [5] 2/1

 

4.05pm Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes

BRIDGEFIELD (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-12 Mickael Barzalona [2] 9/1

 

4.40pm Three Chimneys Handicap

MURURA (IRE) (Seamus Fitzpatrick) James Hartnett IRE 4-8-10b1 Mickael Barzalona [6] 12/1

 

ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL DAY WINNERS

1.20pm Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Irish E.B.F. Fillies' Handicap

INSTANCE (The Hon William Vestey) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-11 William Buick [10] 5/2 Fav

 

1.50pm totesport.com Heritage Handicap

COEUS (William Charnley & Richard Pegum) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-05 David Probert [14] 9/1

 

2.25pm Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes

GAMILATI (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [7] 14/1

 

3.00pm Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes

TIMEPIECE (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 4-9-05 Tom Queally [4] 16/1

 

3.35pm Weatherbys Ebf Mawatheeq Maiden Stakes

ROUGEMONT (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [8] 25/1

 

4.10pm Three Chimneys Maiden Stakes

EAGLES PEAK (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-03 Ryan Moore [2] 9/2

 

4.45pm Abu Dhabi Harwood International Arabian Racing Stakes (Group Two, Purebred Arabians)

NO RISK AL MAURY (HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed R Al Maktoum) Gillian Duffield 9-9-13 Richard Hills [8]

 

5.20pm TurfTV Handicap

ALBAQAA (Racing To The Max) P J O'Gorman 6-9-07 Pat Cosgrave [3] 50/1

   

   

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FIRST RACE RESULT

 

1.20pm PIPER-HEIDSIECK CHAMPAGNE IRISH E.B.F. FILLIES' HANDICAP

Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo fillies rated 81-100 which are EBF eligible (also open to such fillies rated 80 and below), 7f. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after June 25, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,450; 2nd: £3,728; 3rd: £1,864; 4th: £932; 5th: £234; 6th: £234

           

1)  INSTANCE (The Hon William Vestey) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-11 William Buick [10] 5/2 Fav

2)  CHOKUREI (IRE) (HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Clive Cox 3-8-09 Luke Morris [3] 15/2

3)  ISHBELLE (Heather Slade) Ralph Beckett 3-9-07 Stevie Donohoe [12] 12/1

4)  TUSCANIA (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-04 Ryan Moore [9]

5)  JADE (L C Sigsworth) Ollie Pears 3-8-04 Paul Hanagan [7]

6)  SWEETIE TIME (Lordship Stud) Michael Bell 3-9-01 Harry Bentley (5) [6]

7)  HEZMAH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-9-01 Richard Hills [4]

8)  SONNING ROSE (IRE) (Alf Heaney & Alec Tuckerman) Mick Channon 3-9-01 Hugh Bowman [13]

9)  ADMIRABLE SPIRIT (Longview Stud & Bloodstock Ltd) Richard Hannon 3-8-09 Kieren Fallon [1]

10)  PSYCHIC'S DREAM (R G & T E Levin) Marco Botti 3-8-07 Andrea Atzeni [2]

11)  MYSTIC DREAM (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-8-13 Michael Hills [5]

 

11 ran

Non-Runners: Honeymead (Self Certificate, Lame); Primo Lady (Going)

Breeder:T R G Vestey

Breeding: b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Hannda (IRE) (Dr Devious (IRE))

Distances: 2¾, nk, nk, hd, 2¼, ½, hd, 4½, nk, 6 

Time: 1m 26.55s

Tote Win: £3.60 Places: £1.60; £2.70; £4.40 Exacta: £21.20

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years) as well as spells with Godolphin and John Gosden British Classic Wins: (1) Ladbrokes St Leger (2006 Sixties Icon) Irish Classic Wins (2): Irish 2000 Guineas (2006 Araafa), Irish St Leger (2010 Sans Frontieres) Major wins: Golden Jubilee Stakes (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Sussex Stakes (2005 Proclamation), St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), Royal Ascot Wins (9): Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James, 2005 Proclamation), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2006 Sander Camillo), St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Royal Hunt Cup (2009 Forgotten Voice), Wokingham Handicap (2010 Laddies Poker Two) Horses in training (1998-2011): 48; 78; 66; 70; 71; 67; 81; 91; 114; 117; 113; 119; 110; 97; Wins (1997-2010): 0, 18, 39, 40, 37, 43, 37, 34, 47; 46; 50; 61; 61; 55; Wins in 2011: 32

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire) Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati), EBF Chalice Stakes (2009 Polly’s Mark), E P Taylor Stakes (2009 Lahaleeb), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Investec Diomed Stakes (2010 Bushman), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan) Wins (2006-2010): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; Wins In 2011: 51

 

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

1.50pm totesport.com HERITAGE HANDICAP

Class 2, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo rated 0-105, 6f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 25, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £62,250; 2nd: £18,640; 3rd: £9,320; 4th: £4,660; 5th: £2,330; 6th: £1,170

 

1)  COEUS (William Charnley & Richard Pegum) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-05 David Probert [14] 9/1

2)  LEXI'S HERO (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Kevin Ryan b1 3-9-03 Jamie Spencer [15] 12/1

3)  MURBEH (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Brian Meehan 3-8-12 Richard Hills [16] 16/1

4)  DESERT LAW (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [12] 12/1

5)  ST AUGUSTINE (IRE) (B Malt, S Malcolm & A Longman) John Best 3-8-02 Luke Morris [6]

6)  COCKTAIL CHARLIE (C H Stevens) Tim Easterby p1 3-8-11 David Allan [18]

7)  BARNET FAIR (Donald Wheatley) Richard Guest 3-8-06 William Buick [4]

8)  SWISS DREAM (Lordship Stud) David Elsworth 3-8-07 Ryan Moore [20] 6/1 Fav

9)  FORJATT (IRE) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 3-9-02 Frankie Dettori [1]

10)  NEW PLANET (IRE) (Ross Harmon) John Quinn 3-9-02 Dale Swift (5) [7]

11)  DOZY JOE (Paddy Barrett) Ian Wood 3-8-06 Mickael Barzalona [11]

12)  WHAT ABOUT YOU (IRE) (Errigal Racing) Richard Fahey 3-8-02 Paul Hanagan [9]

13)  STEPS (IRE) (Michael Hills) Roger Varian 3-8-9 Neil Callan [13]

14)  FACE THE PROBLEM (IRE) (Sir Alex Ferguson, Cavendish Investment Ltd) Barry Hills 3-8-09 Michael Hills [17]

15)  BALLISTA (IRE) (Well Done Top Man PArtnership) Tom Dascombe 3-8-08 Richard Kingscote [3]

16)  ARCTIC FEELING (IRE) (Percy/Green Racing 2) Richard Fahey 3-8-12 Lee Topliss (5) [2]

17)  MAJESTIC DUBAWI (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-9-02 Hugh Bowman [8]

18)  NASHARRA (IRE) (Mr & Mrs Julian & Rosie Richer) Kevin Ryan 3-8-00 Julie Burke (5) [5]

 

19 ran

Non-Runners: Acclamazing (Going), Loki’s Revenge, withdrawn not under starter’s order, 22/1 - NO RULE 4 DEDUCTION)

Breeder: Lilac Bloodstock & Redmyre Bloodstock

Breeding: gr g Ishiguru (USA) - Lady Georgia (Arazi (USA))

Distances: 1¼, ½, ¾, hd, nse, ½, hd, ¾, 1, hd, nk, ¾, ½, 1, ¾, 4½, 4   

Time: 1m 12.38s

Tote Win: £11.90 Places: £2.90; £2.60; £4.10; £3.00 Exacta: £150.30

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Prescott Bt, Sir Mark Date of birth: 3/3/48 Trains at Heath House, Newmarket, Suffolk Previous Occupation: assistant to Jack Waugh First trainers licence:1971 First Winner: Belle Royale, Teesside Park, April 1971 French Classic Wins (1): Prix de Diane Hermes (2006 Confidential Lady) Other Major wins include: Adnams Cheveley Park Stakes (2010 Hooray), IVG - Preis von Europa (2004 Albanova), Rheinland-Pokal der Stadtsparkasse Koln (2004 Albanova), West LB Deutschlandpreis (2004 Albanova), Champion Stakes (1998 & 1999 Alborada), Nunthorpe Stakes (1996 Pivotal), Kings Stand Stakes (1996 Pivotal), Sun Chariot Stakes (1996 Last Second), Nassau Stakes (1996 Last Second, 1998 Alborada), Cambridgeshire Handicap (1988 Quinlan Terry, 1998 Pasternak, 2003 Chivalry), totesport Mile (2006 Spectait) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Britannia Handicap (1994 Wizard King), King’s Stand Stakes (1996 Pivotal) Number of horses in training (1985-2011): 60; 62; 55; 63; 64; 66; 60; 62; 65; 62; 61; 60; 67; 73; 70; 72; 77; 77; 82; n/a; 76; 83; 78; 76; 74; 71; 70; Wins: (1985-2010): 17; 39; 26; 34; 40; 48; 48; 50; 53; 57; 41; 58; 52; 61; 77; 60; 52; 57; 67; 66; 51; 44; 51; 43; 62; 60; Wins in 2011: 19

 

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 Wins (2007-2010): 1; 50 (shared champion apprentice title with William Buick); 81; 79; Wins in 2011: 35

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

2.25pm IRISH THOROUGHBRED MARKETING CHERRY HINTON STAKES

Class 1, £60,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo fillies, 6f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 25, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £34,026; 2nd: £12,900; 3rd: £6,456; 4th: £3,216; 5th: £1,614; 6th: £810

 

1)  GAMILATI (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [7] 14/1

2)  RUSSELLIANA (Sir Evelyn De Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [2] 4/1

3)  SHUMOOS (USA) (Fawzi Abdulla Nass) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer [9] 5/2 Fav

4)  INETROBIL (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing & P Beirne) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Phillip Makin [4]

5)  SAJWAH (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Richard Hills [8]

6)  ILLAUNGLASS (IRE) (George Kent) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 William Buick [10]

7)  BETTY FONTAINE (IRE) (Billy Parish) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Hugh Bowman [11]

 

8)  CALEDONIA LADY (Isla & Colin Cage) Jo Hughes 2-8-12 Darryll Holland [3]

9)  MISS WORK OF ART (Mel Roberts & Nicola Messe) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Paul Hanagan [5]

10)  MY PROPELLER (IRE) (Joey Barton) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [6]

11)  PINK SAPPHIRE (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [1]

 

11 ran

Non-Runners: Acclamazing (Going)

Breeder: Darley

Breeding: b f Bernardini (USA) - Illustrious Miss (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))

Distances: 1½, nk, ¾, ½, ¾, 1¼, sh, 1, 1¼, 6 

Time: 1m 12.87s

Tote Win: £13.40 Places: £2.70; £2.00; £1.20 Exacta: £88.70

 

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) 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) Wins (2010): 43; Wins in 2011: 25

 

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), 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 Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins) 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: 20

 

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

 

3.00pm ETIHAD AIRWAYS FALMOUTH STAKES

Class 1, Group 1, part of the British Champions Series, £160,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo + fillies & mares, 1m. Weights: 3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9st 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £90,736; 2nd: £34,400; 3rd: £17,216; 4th: £8,576; 5th: £4,304; 6th: £2,160

    

1)  TIMEPIECE (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 4-9-05 Tom Queally [4] 16/1

2)  SAHPRESA (USA) (Teruya Yoshida) Rod Collet FR 6-9-05 Christophe Lemaire [8] 13/8 Fav

3)  FIRST CITY (Saeed Misleh) David Simcock 5-9-05 Paul Hanagan [11] 40/1

4)  JOVIALITY (H R H Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 3-8-10 William Buick [10]

5)  RIVER JETEZ (SAF) (Mr & Mrs C A Amm & Marsh Shirtliff) Mike De Kock SAF 8-9-5 Pat Cosgrave [9]

6)  I'M A DREAMER (IRE) (St Albans Bloodstock LLP) David Simcock 4-9-05 Jamie Spencer [3]

7)  LILY OF THE VALLEY (FR) (Bernard Barsi) Jean Claude Rouget FR 4-9-05 Christophe Soumillon [1]

8)  MAQAASID (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-8-10 Richard Hills [5]

9)  ANTARA (GER) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-05 Frankie Dettori [6]

10)  MASAYA (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-8-10 Neil Callan [2]

11)  MEMORY (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Masquerade) Richard Hannon 3-8-10 Ryan Moore [7]

 

11 ran

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd       

Breeding: b f Zamindar (USA) - Clepsydra (Sadler’s Wells (USA))

Distances: 1¼, ½, ½, 1¼, 2¼, 1, 3¾, 7, nk, 99+ 

Time: 1m 41.06s

Tote Win: £25.10 Places: £5.60; £1.10; £10.10 Exacta: £62.40

 

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), Sussex Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 1979 Kris, 1994 Distant View, 1997 Ali-Royal), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Yorkshire Oaks (1979 Connaught Bridge, 1988 Diminuendo, 1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruna, 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 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: 25

 

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), Blue Square 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) 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) Wins (2003-2010): 1; 66 (Champion Apprentice), 44, 59; 88; 100; 109; 101 Wins In 2011: 41

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT

3.35pm WEATHERBYS EBF MAWATHEEQ MAIDEN STAKES

Class 4, £10,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,469; 2nd: £1,925; 3rd: £962; 4th: £481

 

1)  ROUGEMONT (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [8] 25/1

2)  SPORTS SECTION (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori [3] 8/1

3)  MICKDAAM (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum) Richard Fahey 2-9-03 Paul Hanagan [1] 25/1

4)  RIGHT REGAL (IRE) (Right Tack Partnership) Marco Botti 2-9-03 Christophe Soumillon [4]

5)  STRADA FACENDO (USA) (Scuderia Archi Romani) Luca Cumani 2-9-03 Kieren Fallon [13]

6)  ALMUFTARRIS (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-9-03 Richard Hills [2]

7)  BALTY BOYS (IRE) (Sir Alex Ferguson, Cavendish Investment Ltd, Jack Hanson) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Michael Hills [11]

8)  FISCAL (H R H Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-03 William Buick [5]

9)  MENELIK (IRE) (Laurance Bellman) Tom Dascombe 2-9-03 Richard Kingscote [6]

10)  NET WHIZZ (USA) (Susan Roy & Tom Ludt) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-03 Ryan Moore [14] 13/8 Fav

11)  POLICE FORCE (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-03 Mickael Barzalona [9]

12)  HURRICANE EMERALD (IRE) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 2-9-03 Neil Callan [12]

13)  HAWKINO (IRE) (Godfrey Horsford) Derek Shaw 2-9-03 Tom Queally [7]

14)  KING OF FORCES (S M Hall) Nick Littmoden 2-9-03 Stevie Donohoe [10]

 

14 ran

Breeder: Clodagh McStay

Breeding: b c Montjeu (IRE) - Spritza (IRE) (Spectrum (IRE))

Distances: 2, ¾, ¾, 1¼, nk, 1, nk, ¾, 1¾, 1¼, 1½, 9, 23

Time: 1m 27.91s

Tote Win: £33.90 Places: £6.20; £2.90; £5.40 Exacta: £188.50

 

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) 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: 88

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Coolmore Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2009 Dar Re Mi), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2009 Virtual), Cheveley Park Stakes (2008 Serious Attitude), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2008 Raven’s Pass), Premio Vittorio di Capua (2007 Linngari), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina), Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Prix de la Foret (2001 Mount Abu), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins) Royal Ascot Winners (14): Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton, 2007 Royal Oath), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Norfolk Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michita), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Tercentenary Stakes (2011 Pisco Sour) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins) First Goodwood win: Fraam (Anne Frances Stevens Memorial Stakes, September 11, 1992) Wins (1988-2010): 8, 29, 47, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 91, 71, 92, 46, 72, 95, 77, 110, 87, 73, 77 Wins in 2011: 23

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT - 4.10pm THREE CHIMNEYS MAIDEN STAKES

Class 4, £10,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo, 1m 2f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,469; 2nd: £1,925; 3rd: £962; 4th: £481

1)  EAGLES PEAK (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-03 Ryan Moore [2] 9/2

2)  THIMAAR (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-9-03 Richard Hills [12] 8/13 Fav

3)  DICK DOUGHTYWYLIE (Rachel Hood) John Gosden 2-9-03 William Buick [4] 12/1

4)  RISK ASSESSED (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori [9]

5)  ROYAL PECULIAR (De La Warr Racing & Newsells Park Stud) Sir Henry Cecil 2-9-03 Tom Queally [7]

6)  SOHAR (G B Partnership) James Toller 3-8-12 Kirsty Milczarek [10]

7)  LINE OF SIGHT (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-03 Mickael Barzalona [1]

8)  MESHFI (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-9-03 Neil Callan [6]

9)  MALANOS (IRE) (Tony Thompson) David Elsworth 3-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [3]

10)  ASCENSIVE (R Roberts) Ralph Beckett 3-8-12 Stevie Donohoe [5]

11)  STRATEGIC BID (Fitri Hay) Paul Cole 3-9-03 t1 Jamie Spencer [11]

 

11 ran

Non-Runner: Red Eyes (Self Certificate, Lame)

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd

Breeding: b c Galileo (IRE) - High Praise (USA) (Quest For Fame)

Distances: 1¼, ¾, 1¼, 1¼, ¾, 14, 3½, 4½, 17, 52 

Time: 2m 07.75s

Tote Win: £5.20 Places: £1.90; £1.20; £3.10 Exacta: £11.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. Has been champion trainer on 10 occasions: 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009 British Classic Wins (15):1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Investec Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light, 2010 Workforce), Investec Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit) Irish Classic Wins (11): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salina, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist (dh), 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka) Other Major Wins: Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell, 1994 Gay Gallanta, 2000 Regal Rose), Coronation Cup (1992 Saddles’ Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour, 2009 Ask), Dewhurst Stakes (1986 Ajdal), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1994 Ezzoud, 1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 & 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies' Mile (1985 Untold, 2003 Red Bloom), Haydock Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert, 1987 Ajdal), Juddmonte International (1986 Shardari, 1993 & 1994 Ezzoud, 1997 Singspiel, 2006 Notnowcato), Darley July Cup (1981 Marwell, 1986 Green Desert, 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1981 Shergar, 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan, 2009 Conduit, 2010 Harbinger), Lockinge Stakes (1986 Scottish Reel, 1990 Safawan, 1995 & 1996 Soviet Line, 2001 Medicean, 2004 Russian Rhythm, 2006 Peeress), Nassau Stakes (1977 Triple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Nunthorpe Stakes (1974 Blue Cashmere, 1987 Ajdal), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed, 1987 Milligram, 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Sun Chariot Stakes (1977 Triple First, 1990 Kartajana, 2005 Peeress), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1989 Zilzal, 1998 Aomong Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1985 Sally Brown, 1986 Untold, 1990 Hellenic, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 & 2003 Islington, 2004 Quiff), Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce) Major International Wins: Canadian International Stakes (1996 Singspiel), E P Taylor Stakes (1986 Ivor's Image), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High, 2009 Spanish Moon), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1986 Sonic Lady), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Prix Royal-Oak (2007 Allegretto, 2009 Ask), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2000 Greek Dance, 2008 Linngari), Grosser Preis von Baden (1996 Pilsudski), Hong Kong Bowl (1994 Soviet Line), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski), Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Matron Stakes (2003 Favourable Terms, 2007 Echelon), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1992 Opera House, 2007 Notnowcato), Oaks d’Italia (1986 Ivor’s Image, 1988 Melodist), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Dubai World Cup (1997 Singspiel), Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington), Breeders' Cup Turf (1996 Pilsudski, 2000 Kalanisi, 2008 & 2009 Conduit) Royal Ascot Wins: 63 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot Wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy), King Edward VII Stakes (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1991 Saddler’s Hall, 1994 Foyer, 2002 Balakheri, 2006 Papal Bull), Hardwicke Stakes (1986 Dihistan, 1991 & 1992 Rock Hopper, 2006 & 2007 Maraahel, 2010 Harbinger) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 10 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket Wins (1984-2010): 96; 120; 76; 105; 100; 116; 78; 81; 69; 64; 109; 72; 73; 84; 79; 81; 91; 75; 104; 115; 87; 95; 107; 113; 88; 99; 73; Wins in 2011: 23

     

Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful National Hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success as a professional when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Champion Apprentice: 2003 (59 wins) Champion Jockey: 2006 (180 wins), 2008 (186 wins), 2009 (179 wins). British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce) Irish Classic Wins(1): Irish Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy) Group One Wins: Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes (2009 Beethoven), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle), Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce) Other Big Race Wins Include: Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle, 2011 Crystal Capella), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), DFS Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), TNT July Stakes (2010 Libranno) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (13): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), Windsor Forest Stakes (2010 Strawberrydaiquiri), Hardwicke Stakes (2010 Harbinger, 2011 Await The Dawn), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2010 Bergo), Coventry Stakes (2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (2011 Maybe) Number of Wins 2000-2010: 6; 0; 39; 59; 132; 120; 182; 128; 192; 178; 138; Wins in 2011: 68

 

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

4.45pm ABU DHABI HARWOOD INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN RACING STAKES (GROUP TWO, PUREBRED ARABIANS)

For 4yo+ purebred Arabians, one mile.

 

1)  NO RISK AL MAURY (HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed R Al Maktoum) Gillian Duffield 9-9-13 Richard Hills [8]

2)  JAAFER (HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohammed B K Al Thani) J Smart (QA) 8-9-13 Alan Munro [2]

3)  AREEJ (HH Sheikh Mohammed B K Al Thani) Julian Smart (QA) 6-9-03 Neil Callan [3]

4)  AL SEIF (Royal Cavalry Of Oman) S Al Hakmani (OM) 5-9-08 Royston Ffrench [4]

5)  AZIZ (HH Sheikh Mohammed B K Al Thani) Julian Smart (QA) 5-9-08 Michael Hills [5]

6)  SANKADO (C J F Nibbering) C J F Nibbering (NL) 6-9-08 Jadey Pietrasiewicz [6]

7)  COSMIC GIRL (Selena Farnese & Peter Caston) Mrs S Farnese 4-9-03 Mr M Smith [7]

 

7 ran

Non-Runner: Karte D’Or

Breeder: Mrs Renee Laure Koch

Breeding: ch s Kesberoy - Nectarine Al Maury

Distances: ¾, 4½, 1¼, 2½, 10, 37

Time: 1m 49.38s

Tote Win: £2.50 Places: £1.60; £2.40 Exacta: £2.20

 

 

EIGHTH RACE RESULT

 

5.20pm TurfTV HANDICAP

Class 3, £13,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below), 1m. Weights: highest weight: 4yo+ 10st; 3yo 9st 5lb. Minimum weight 8st 9lb (3yo 8st). Penalties: after June 25, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £8,409.70; 2nd: £2,502.50; 3rd: £1,250; 4th: £625.30

 

1)  ALBAQAA (Racing To The Max) P J O'Gorman 6-9-07 Pat Cosgrave [3] 50/1

2)  MY FREEDOM (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-02 Frankie Dettori [12] 4/1 Fav

3)  MARKAZZI (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-10 Richard Hills [17] 8/1

4)  ARABIAN SPIRIT (Timeform Betfair Racing Club Ltd) Richard Fahey 6-9-09 Lee Topliss (5) [4] 14/1

5)  CAPAILL LIATH (IRE) (D Hanafin) Michael Bell p3-9-03 Paul Hanagan [14]

6)  DIVINE CALL (Cheveley Park Stud) William Haggas 4-9-05 Ryan Mo/ore [5]

7)  BARNEY REBEL (IRE) (Rebel Racing) Barry Hills 3-9-03 Michael Hills [8]

8)  VIVA VETTORI (Mike Watson) David Elsworth 7-9-10 Nicky Mackay [15]

9)  BRONZE PRINCE (Ali Saeed) John Gosden 4-10-00 William Buick [2]

10)  MERCHANT OF MEDICI (S Jones & R Haim) William Muir 4-9-06 Neil Callan [13]

11)  VENUTIUS (Fiona Williams) Ed McMahon 4-9-07 Dale Swift (5) [19]

12)  VEROON (IRE) (Danethorpe Racing Partnership) James Given p5-9-08 Tom Queally [7]

13)  SHE AIN'T A SAINT (The Hon Andrew Peacock) Jane Chapple-Hyam 3-8-11 Alan Munro [1]

14)  JOHN BISCUIT (IRE) (Dr Philip Brown) Andrew Balding 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [6]

15)  WHISTLE ON BY (James Netherthorpe & Richard Morecombe) Barry Hills 3-8-10 Mickael Barzalona [18]

16)  MARAJAA (IRE) (John Jacques) Willie Musson 9-9-09 Stevie Donohoe [10]

17)  PRINCE OF SORRENTO (Pat Akehurst) John Akehurst 4-8-09 Royston Ffrench [16]

18)  DHAULAR DHAR (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XLV) Jim Goldie 9-9-11 Kieren Fallon [11]

19)  BATGIRL (Tony Fordham) John Berry 4-8-12 Andrea Atzeni [9]

 

19 ran

Breeder: C Eddington and Partners

Breeding: ch g Medicean - Basbousate Nadia (Wolfhound (USA))

Distances: nose, 1¼, nose, 2¼, nk, ½, ½, ½, 2, ¾, 1¾, 1, 1½, 6, 1¾, 6, 1, 3¾   

Time: 1m 40.27s        

Tote Win: £71.60 Places: £10.60; £1.80; £2.40; £3.90 Exacta: £416.00

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: O’Gorman, P J Born: September 13, 1978 Based: Seven Springs, Hamilton Road, Newmarket Background: Son of former Newmarket trainer Bill O’Gorman and sister of bloodstock agent Emma. Took out his own licence in 2007 First Winner: Asian Power, Celtic Contractors Nursery, Kempton, September 7, 2007 Wins(2007-2010): 1; 3; 4; 0 Wins in 2011: 1

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Pat Cosgrave Born: Banbridge, County Down, June 2, 1982 Background: Ireland’s champion apprentice in 2003. Spent two season’s at Ballydoyle under Aidan O’Brien. Came to Britain in November 2004 to ride on the all-weather for Newmarket trainer Nick Littmoden. Nephew of Banbridge trainer Gerry Cosgrave. Rode 35 winners on the pony racing circuit. Big race wins: Braveheart Stakes (2006 Akarem); Buckhounds Stakes (2006 Akarem), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2008 Borderlescott), Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (2010 Markab), Haydock Sprint Cup (2010 Markab), Betfred Cecil Frail Stakes (2011 Anne Of Kiev) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2011 Society Rock) First Ride: Hunan Scholar, Navan, April 24, 1999 First Winner: Perugino Lady, Dundalk, November 2, 1999 First Winner in Britain: Tango Step, Lingfield, December 15, 2004 Wins in Britain (2004-2010): 1; 13; 48; 39; 57; 61; 51; Wins in 2011: 16


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