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Saturday, July 9, 2011

PIPER-HEIDSIECK JULY FESTIVAL 2011

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

DARLEY JULY CUP DAY, SATURDAY, JULY 9

 

The official going was changed to

 

Good to Firm, Good in Places

 

from Good at 12.45pm. 

    

 

The going remains 

Good

at Newmarket after a dry night.

 

The Far Side course is being used for the July Festival

 

 

STALLS’ POSITION

 

12f race - Centre

Remainder - Far Side

 

 

TODAY’S FORECAST

 

Mainly dry and with sunny spells, 21C.

 

 

Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course & Director of Racing at Newmarket, said: “We are expecting a much better day weatherwise, with sunny intervals forecast and temperatures of up to 21C.

 

“There is a 30 per cent possibility of a light shower this afternoon. It was dry overnight  though we had a nice dew this morning.

 

“The TurfTrax GoingStick readings will be available just after 11am.””

 

 

GOINGSTICK READINGS FOR TODAY

 

 

Today’s Turftrax GoingStick readings averaged 8.5 at 11am, with the Far Side at 8.3, Centre 8.6 and Stands’ Side 8.6.

 

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

 

On Thursday, the first day of the Piper-Heidsieck July Festival, the TurfTrax GoingStick readings averaged 8.4 at 8.30am, with the Far Side 8.3, Centre 8.7 and Stands’ Side 8.4.

 

 

 

ONE NON-RUNNER AT 11.30AM

 

4.10pm   32Red CASINO HANDICAP

 

no 9. ANOINT Self Certificate - Going

       

 

 

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ANOTHER NON-RUNNER

 

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3.35pm DARLEY JULY CUP

 

no 13.  SWISS DIVA   Going

 

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LADIES TAKE THE PLAUDITS AS TIMEPIECE AND CRYSTAL SHINE

 

Today’s Group One Darley July Cup is the prime event at the Piper Heidsieck July Festival but the meeting has already served up plenty of highlights over the course of its first two days, the pick being the victory of Timepiece in Friday’s Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes.

 

Sir Henry Cecil’s charge had always been held in high regard at Warren Place but her achievements on the racecourse, although meritorious, amounted to four wins at Listed level and a respectable third in a York Group Two this spring.

 

The Juddmonte homebred left that form in her wake in the mile contest for fillies and mares as she held the crack French raider Sahpresa by a length and a quarter.

 

Timepiece’s jockey Tom Queally should be applauded for placing his mount close to the slow early pace that undoubtedly scuppered the hold-up tactics employed  by Christophe Lemaire on the 13/8 favourite, Sahpresa.

 

The three-day Piper-Heidsieck July Festival opened on Thursday, Grand Arcade Ladies Day, when fun-loving girls of all ages boosted the crowd to 16,623, but it was Crystal Capella, the grand old lady of Freemason Lodge Stables, who stole the show.

 

The six-year-old mare left the boys toiling in vain pursuit with a brilliant display that resulted in an eight-length victory in the Group Two Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes. Redwood, as good a Group One yardstick as one might find, was in turn six lengths clear of third-placed Buthelezi in the mile and a half showpiece.

 

Crystal Capella has twice landed the Group Two Pride Stakes on the Rowley Mile in October, but Tuesday’s performance marked a new peak of achievement and handed an eighth triumph in the race to her trainer Sir Michael Stoute.

 

With a number of exciting two-year-olds on show this week, thoughts are already turning to next year’s Classics, but this season’s three-year-olds still have the fifth and final Classic of 2011 to settle and the Group Three Bahrain Trophy revealed what could be a telling clue to the Ladbrokes St Leger.

 

Both the John Gosden-trained winner Masked Marvel and the strong-finishing runner-up Census, trained by Richard Hannon, are going for the Classic at Doncaster in September.

 

Turning to the juvenile brigade, the David Brown-trained Frederick Engels enhanced his reputation as a colt of Classic potential with a powerful display to land the Group Two TNT July Stakes on Tuesday.

 

The following afternoon, Godolphin’s Gamilati emerged as a filly of note with a taking success in the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes. Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni took the QIPCO 1000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile in May with Blue Bunting and it would be no surprise to see Gamilati attempt to annex the fillies’ Classic in 2012.

 

As is often the case at the Piper-Heidsieck July Festival, the Richard Hannon stable unleashed two talented juveniles. Harbour Watch, sporting the same colours as the star miler Canford Cliffs, followed up a pleasing debut win at Salisbury with an exhilarating four and a half-length triumph in the six-furlong Earl Of Euston E.B.F. Conditions Stakes on the opening day. 

 

Another sort of two-year-old entirely had assistant trainer Richard Hannon jr talking of a tilt at the Group One Racing Post Trophy after winning yesterday’s Weatherbys E.B.F. Mawatheeq Maiden Stakes. Rougemont is the name of the colt that took the seven-furlong contest in the style of a smart horse.

 

Among further events on the track during the first two days, P J O’Gorman saddled Albaqaa to a 50/1 win in the TurfTV Handicap at the conclusion of Abu Dhabi International Day, while Ireland’s James Hartnett landed his first British Flat race success  with Murura in Tuesday’s Three Chimneys Handicap.

 

PLENTY IN THE PAPERS

 

On a bumper Saturday for racing with major Flat meetings scheduled for Newmarket, Chester, York and Ascot, the Racing Post have dedicated their first 19 pages to previewing this afternoon's action.

 

Their leading tipping column Pricewise has made four selections for today but none of those include horses running here at Newmarket.

 

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The trade paper dedicated two pages to reviewing yesterday's happenings on the July Course and feature a picture of a smiling Frankie Dettori returning to the winner's enclosure aboard Gamilati, who earned quotes of 20/1 for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas next year after landing the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes.

 

The win was the Italian's first since returning from a nine-day suspension and it featured as one of two stand-alone reports - the other being Bruce Jackson's take on Timepiece striking in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes for Sir Henry Cecil.

 

The success of Timepiece is the main thrust of Greg Wood's column in the Guardian. Wood praises jockey Tom Queally for his judgement of the slow pace; something that Christophe Lemaire aboard runner-up and 13/8 favourite Sahpresa failed to get right as he came from way of the gallop to take second place.

 

"Piece Of Cake" is the headline on the front of The Sun's racing pullout with Claude Duval writing "Timepiece struck for Sir Henry Cecil in Newmarket's Falmouth Stakes".

 

Inside the paper and Duval features on an in-form jockey Silvestre de Sousa, while chief tipster, Templegate, selects Roger Charlton's Bated Breath in this afternoon's Darley July Cup.

 

The Racing Post feature Roger Varian on their front page as the rookie trainer saddles Pekan Star and Elzaam in the two feature races of the day, the John Smith's Cup and Darley July Cup respectively. The Daily Mirror also have Varian on their front page with Dave Yates tipping up the trainer's Long Awaited at Chester.

 

Newsboy also highlights the chances of Australia's Star Witness in the Darley July Cup and has his say on the timing of feature races - which he argues should be late in the card - in his Steaming column.

 

Jamie Spencer is the Daily Star's Saturday columnist and he selects Star Witness to shine in the Darley July Cup with the horse having impressed the jockey, who rides in America tonight, when breezing on the course earlier in the week.

 

Mark "The Couch" Winstanley fancies Dream Ahead to successfully drop back to six furlongs in the feature race, while the Star's Tony Lewis reflects on Henry Cecil's third Group One win of the season courtesy of Timepiece.

 

Bev Swingell in the Daily Express is another to fancy Dream Ahead but the paper fails to offer any other editorial space to racing.

 

Chris McGrath in The Independent mirrors Wood by highlighting Queally's ride aboard Timepiece and he also reflects on the success of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation before selecting Dettori's mount, Delegator, in the Darley July Cup.

 

Marcus Townend in the Daily Mail previews the feature race and majors his article on Delegator while the paper's tipster, Sam Turner, naps Richard Hannon's Libranno in the Group One event.

 

The Times's Rob Wright was at Newmarket yesterday and penned words on Timepiece in addition to tipping Hayley Turner to win a Group One event aboard Dream Ahead.

 

A different selection comes from The Daily Telegraph's Jim McGrath who foreshadows a significant afternoon for Kieren Fallon, who the commentator believes can land the Darley July Cup aboard Monsieur Chevalier.

 

 

MARKET MOVERS APLENTY

 

The Darley July Cup (3.35pm) takes centre stage this afternoon and punters have been keen to seek out value in the Group One contest, with Seb Sanders' mount Libranno backed at big prices.

 

 

The recent Newmarket winner is in to 25/1 from 28s with totesport and is 20/1 from 25s with Paddy Power and William Hill. Stan James report that the favourite Delegator is easy to back and Godolphin's runner is out to 9/2 from 7/2. The same firm have clipped the Group One-winning juvenile Dream Ahead to 15/2 from 9/1 and Sky Bet go 11/2 from 6/1 about Australian raider Star Witness.

 

Striking Spirit is the horse who has been backed across the boards in the 32Red Bunbury Cup (2.25pm) and Tim Easterby's representative is 9/1 from 11/1 with totesport, Sky Bet and Paddy Power. Stan James have taken further evasive action and offer 8/1 having been 12/1 earlier this morning. They have also brought Al Khaleej down to 16/1 from 20s in the same race.

 

Sky Bet have seen money for Dimension and Roman Eagle in the 32Red Casino Handicap (4.10pm) and go 5/1 from 13/2 and 7/1 from 9/1 respectively. William Hill also offer 5/1 from 13/2 about Roman Eagle.

Luca Cumani struck with Fulgur on the opening day of the meeting and punters are taking the view that the Italian can end the meeting on a high with Spifer in the concluding Egerton House Stables Handicap (5.55pm). The mount of Kieren Fallon is 9/4 with totesport and Sky Bet. Stan James and Paddy Power both offer just 2/1 with the latter firm having been 7/2 earlier today.

 

"Is this a Luca Cumani handicap good thing?" muses Paddy Power's Paul Binfield. "It is certainly being backed like one." William Hill also have cut Spifer and are the shortest at 15/8.

 

 

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 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       

 

      

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 record: 1996-4 Iktamal 16/1; 1997-3 Indian Rocket 9/1;1998-1 ELNADIM 3/1F; 1999-12 Fa-Eq 14/1; 2000-6 Bertolini 8/1; 2001-3 Misraah 14/1; 2002-7 Malhub 12/1; 2004-11 Country Reel 25/1; 2005-3 Etlaala 40/1; 2007-13 Prime Defender 33/1; 2009-9 Prime Defender 66/1

 

 

 

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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 record: 1989-6 Sharp N'Early 66/1; 1990-3 Rock City 11/4F; 1992-1 MR BROOKS 16/1; 1992-dht 7 Shalford 9/4; 1994-7 Redoubtable 20/1; 1995-8 Sergeyev 5/1; 1996-8 Lucky Lionel 25/1; 1999-2 Bold Edge 7/1; 1999-8 Sampower Star 14/1; 2002-10 Reel Buddy 10/1; 2005-18 Galeota 8/1; 2007-6 Asset 4/1F; 2008-8 Assertive 25/1; 2009-4 Paco Boy 9/2.

 

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.

Darley July Cup record: 1999-15 Bold Fact 12/1; 2001-18 Enthused 25/1; 2002-12 Misraah 20/1; 2003-3 Airwave 11/4; 2005-16 The Trader 40/1; 2010-12 Kinsale King 7/1

 

 

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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RACE ONE - 32 RED.COM SUPERLATIVE STAKES

Winner quote

 

DUKE RULES IN SUPERLATIVE

 

Red Duke gave the John Quinn stable a boost as the Redcar winner got up in the closing stages of the Group Two 32Red.com Superlative Stakes.

 

The 10/1 chance was settled in mid-division by Kieren Fallon and came with a late rattle to get the better of Richard Hannon's Chandlery by a neck, with the pair coming four lengths clear.

 

Quinn  said: "He is a nice horse and I knew he was a good one, but I needed a good one as we have not had much the last few years.

 

"He is a Group winner now so we will go home and have a think about where to go next.

 

"He got the seven furlongs well and should get a mile too so hopefully he will be a Guineas horse. You have got to dream."

 

Fallon added: "It's a very good start to the day - it builds the confidence and hopefully it can continue.

 

"He got good speed figures for his win at Redcar and I liked this horse today. I thought that he had a good chance and he has done it well.

 

"He just idled with me when he got to the front so I think that there is a lot to come.

 

"It is good ground out there - beautiful."

 

 

First Race Place Quotes -

32Red.com Superlative Stakes

 

PLACED HORSES PLEASE CONNECTIONS IN 32Red.com SUPERLATIVE

 

Richard Hannon jr was pleased with Chandlery’s game effort in finishing a neck second to Red Duke in the Group Two 32Red.com Superlative Stakes.

 

The Choisir colt, returned at 14/1, struck the front inside the final quarter mile of the seven-furlong contest but was collared by the winner well inside the distance.

 

Trained by Richard Hannon snr, Chandlery had previously finished 11th in the Group Two Coventry Stakes over a furlong shorter at Royal Ascot in June.

 

Hannon, assistant trainer to his father, commented: “I’m very pleased with him - that could be an improvement on the Coventry Stakes. I don’t know where he’ll go next but he ran a good race and he is a nice horse.”

 

Silverheels, third at 16/1 under Hayley Turner, had disappointed when beaten favourite on his last two starts, including when only eighth in the Group Two Norfolk Stakes over five furlongs last month.

 

Paul Cole’s charge, successful on debut at Windsor in April, was a further four lengths behind the front pair.

 

Cole said: “He has run a nice race. He is actually developing and he is a nice horse, I think he will get better. The seven furlongs seemed fine for him .

 

“I don’t really have any plans, we will probably give him a break. He wasn’t too expensive so we rushed him along early as he is supposed to be a fun horse.”

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GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE

 

Kieren Fallon, on board the neck winner Red Duke, said: “Beautiful good ground.”

 

Steve Drowne, rider of second Chandlery, said: “It is possibly just on the fast side of good.”

 

Hayley Turner, partner of third-placed Silverheels, said: “It is good ground with no jar.”

 

Seb Sanders, jockey of fourth Pearl Mix, said: “Good.”

 

Frankie Dettori, partner of Commissar, said: “Good to firm.”

 

Olivier Peslier, on board Fort Bastion, said: “Good.”

 

Nicky Mackay, jockey of Ghostwriting, said: “Good.”

 

Martin Harley, rider of Sehnsucht, said: “Good.”

 

Jimmy Fortune, on board Sir Glanton, said: “Nice good ground.”

 

Hugh Bowman, rider of Sound Advice, said: “It is just a touch softer than yesterday.”

 

 

 

 

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Second Race Win Quotes -

32Red Bunbury Cup

 

McHUGH GOES IT ALONE ON BRAE HILL

Brae Hill stormed solo down the stands’ side rail to clinch the 32Red Bunbury Cup for trainer Richard Fahey and owner Marwan Koukash.

 

Drawn two of the 20 runners, Brae Hill jumped smartly from the gate under Barry McHugh, who was happy to race in isolation as his weighing room colleagues made a bee-line for the middle and far side.

 

Fahey, who was bemused that McHugh was the only rider not to venture across, was delighted to land the £50,000 seven-furlong contest with the 11/1 shot.  

 

The Malton handler said: "It was grand. He didn’t have a great draw but we walked the track this morning and, if a horse can do it on his own, it would be this one.

 

“If you go over to the far side, you don’t win so you might as well stay on the near side and it worked out well.

 

"It’s the shortest way and we were able to sit on him. I thought that a few more might have come over and I was a bit surprised when they didn’t.

 

"I didn’t tell the owners what I was going to do - if it had all gone wrong, I would have blamed Barry! Brae Hill is in the International Stakes at Ascot.”

 

McHugh, one of the tallest jockeys in the weighing room, was riding his first winner at the Piper-Heidsieck July Festival.

 

He revealed: "Before I came out, I spoke to Richard and he said that he would leave it up to me. I thought that the quickest way up would be on that side - there is no bias with the ground but it is just riding that bit quicker - I just went the quickest route and he won well.

 

“We were drawn two and I thought, he’s a quirky horse so I don’t want to be driving  him across and giving two or three lengths away to get there; so I thought, I’ll leave him on his own and it’s probably worked better that way because he settled a lot better. I was able to take him by the scruff of the neck, rather than him taking me there. I was able to just ride my race and he is probably better on his own anyway.

 

“Coming down into the dip I’ve just let him stride; I knew he would get the trip well because he stays a mile and that was a stiff seven.

 

“From the start they all rushed across and I thought I’d stay where I was. He was settled and happy, so I just left him alone. I’ve ridden him a few times and he was very keen in his races, so he was happy on his own and settled  - I was in complete command of the race.

 

“It’s good to come down here and pinch one from the big boys on a Saturday.”

 

RACE TWO - 32RED BUNBURY CUP

Runner-up quote

 

MARGARSON RUES HIS LUCK

 

George Margarson was left to contemplate what might have been after Excellent Guest came off second best to Brae Hill in the 32Red Bunbury Cup.

 

Although Brae Hill came home unchallenged on the stands' rail, Excellent Guest endured a nightmare run through the main body of runners.

 

The Royal Ascot runner-up was boxed in for much for the race but flew up the hill only to find Brae Hill a length and three-quarters ahead at the line.

 

Margarson said: "He was boxed in and just could not get out.

 

"He was stuck in all of the way and it has cost him.

 

"It didn't matter that the winner came stands' side; if we had got a clear run we would have won.

 

"We will have a look at the International at Ascot now."

 

 

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RACE THREE - DARLEY JULY CUP

Winner quote

 

DREAM COMES TRUE IN DARLEY JULY CUP

 

 A dream came true for Hayley Turner as the most successful female jockey in British history gained a first Group One success aboard David Simcock's Dream Ahead in the Darley July Cup.

 Only three years ago Turner became the first female rider to partner more than 100 winners in a year and she added another ground-breaking success to her record as last year's joint top-rated juvenile excelled dropped back to six furlongs.

 Simcock's three-year-old was rated as Frankel's equal in 2010 but failed to see out the mile behind Henry Cecil's unbeaten colt when making his seasonal debut in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

 After being given the go-ahead to run despite the quickening conditions, Dream Ahead raced towards the stands' rail and Turner was left to thread her way through runners inside the final two furlongs.

 With Dream Ahead's regular partner William Buick riding for John Gosden at York, Turner only received the news that she was to partner Dream Ahead in recent days.

 And after consulting with Buick, she followed his instructions and produced her mount as late as possible to reel in Bated Breath and score by half a length.

 Turner is only the second female rider to partner a British Group One winner following on from Alex Greeves, who dead-heated aboard Ya Malak in the 1997 Nunthorpe Stakes.

 Turner said: "I only found out I was riding him a couple of days ago. Trainers have been complaining that there were too many meetings today but I wasn't complaining and it has played into my hands.

 "I had not sat on the horse before so can't take much credit for the win; that has to go to the Simcock team and I have to thank David and the owner (Khalifa Dasmal) for putting me up.

 "Alex Greaves did win a Group One too and I know she is here today so I should really get a picture with her. I am so thrilled.

 "This was on my list of things to do and fair play to David and his team for giving me the chance.

 "It was just a matter of the gap coming in time and Steve Drowne's horse (Bated Breath) hung slightly and caused some interference but I picked my way through.

 "I spoke to William Buick this morning and he told me how to ride him. He said not to get there too soon so it has suited me the way the race has worked out."

 Simcock paid tribute to Turner but was keen to ensure his colt got the credit he deserved.

 Simcock said: "This is important for the horse. He was joint champion two-year-old last year and I was very protective of his rating so this is more relief than anything.

 "It is great for Hayley and she deserves to win a Group One, but you wouldn't put Vettel in a Mini and win the Monaco Grand Prix so the horse is important.

 "There was not really anything for him before Ascot so we had to go down the mile route there and he didn't stay the distance.

 "This was the first real target for three-year-olds over six furlongs and it is relief that it has come off.

 "He won the Prix Morny in a fast time last year and I think the ground was faster than good that do so I just wanted to make sure it was safe today and if it was then we were going to run.

 "The plan next would be to go to the Prix Maurice de Gheest."

 When pressed about future jockey plans, Simcock intimated that Buick would be back aboard, saying: "Loyalty is very important and there is not enough of it round at the moment."

 He added of Turner's booking: "William would have been first choice and Jamie Spencer would have been second, but he is in America. Hayley has ridden winners for me before and actually has a good strike-rate for the stable."

 

         

HAYLEY TURNER

 

 Hayley Turner, the joint champion UK apprentice jockey in 2005, is generally acknowledged as the most successful female rider to emerge in the 400-year history of the Sport of Kings in this country.

 Born on January 3, 1983, in Nottingham, Turner was taught to ride by her mother, a riding instructor. She started riding out for trainer Mark Polglase, who supplied her first winner, Generate, at Pontefract on June 4, 2000. She also attended the Northern Racing College, and then was apprenticed to Michael Bell in Newmarket.

 Turner became the first woman to be crowned champion apprentice when partnering 44 winners during the 2005 Flat (turf) season, sharing the title with Saleem Golam. She also became only the fourth woman in Britain to ride out her claim, following Emma O'Gorman, Alex Greaves and Lisa Jones.

 She has ridden in Dubai over the winter months, including for Godolphin. Her success during the 2005 season led to Turner being awarded a Lester for apprentice jockey of the year, the first woman ever to land the award.

    Turner competed in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot in 2006 and nearly won the Les Ambassadeurs Club Shergar Cup Mile when going down by a short head on Tucker. She has ridden 496 winners in Britain.

 She enjoyed her first victory in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup in 2007 when she won the Barclays Shergar Cup Juvenile with 33/1 chance Relative Order and finished second behind Australian Hugh Bowman in the Silver Saddle standings. Turner was also on the mark in 2008 when she captained the GB team for the first time, scoring aboard Gee Dee Nen in the St Hallett Shergar Cup Stayers. That same year, she became the first female jockey to partner 100 winners in a calendar year in Britain.

 Turner was forced to miss four months of the 2009 Flat season after an incident on the Newmarket gallops that March, when catapulted from the horse she was riding and knocked unconscious. Turner's injuries - bruising to the brain - were originally considered serious enough that her licence was suspended for a year. However, following an appeal hearing at the BHA in July, she was declared fit to resume race riding and was back in action at Ascot the following day.

 She captained the GBR team for a second time at the 2009 Shergar Cup, winning the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint aboard Noverre To Go, and filled the same role for a third time in 2010 when successful on Yorgunnabelucky in the Michael Page International Shergar Cup Challenge but her team finished last. She enjoyed one of her biggest moments in the saddle when winning the Group Two Lancashire Oaks on Barshiba at Haydock Park on July 3 last year.

 Her first Group One victory came today on Dream Ahead in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. The jockey was involved in a stalls’ accident on the training grounds at Newmarket on Thursday, when the unraced Highclere Thoroughbred Racing owned two-year-old Jessica Ennis panicked in the stalls during routine schooling and unseated Turner.

 

 

Third Race Place Quotes -

Darley July Cup (British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge)

 

BEATEN BY THE BEST

 

 Roger Charlton hailed Bated Breath the best sprinter he has ever trained after the four-year-old chased home the awesome Dream Ahead in the Group One Darley July Cup.

 The Khalid Abdulla-owned colt had no answer to the powerful acceleration of the victor as he went down by half a length under Steve Drowne in the six-furlong showpiece.

 Charlton said: “Matthew Tester (BHA handicapper) had the winner rated 126 last year and we were 111 - we must have run well.

 “Up the hill, Steve said he never stopped, he kept going, he was just beaten by a better horse. Bated Breath ran a great race and there is surely a Group One race in him. He’s the best sprinter I’ve ever trained - he’s a good horse.

 “He has got plenty of speed - whether he goes to York (Nunthorpe Stakes) or Haydock (Sprint Cup), I don’t know - either or, or both. We’ll see how the horse is and then we’ll sit down and make plans.

 Genki did well to finish sixth. George (Baker) said he travelled really well and he would have been fourth - he just got stopped in his run. He has run to his best form.”

 

 Hitchens ran the race of his life in finishing a further length and a half behind Bated Breath in third at 28/1.

 The David Barron-trained six-year-old is owned by County Derry based Laurence O’Kane and County Tyrone based Paul Murphy who work together in the pharmaceutical industry.

 O’Kane commented: “The fast ground makes a difference. He’s a tremendous horse and he’s improving with age. He had a problem when we bought him and David has sorted it out. His blood wasn’t right, he was anaemic but David got to the bottom of it and he trains him in a different way now.

 “It was a tremendous run. I did expect him to run well. Fran Berry rode him at Ascot and Fran said on the soft ground he travelled well and wanted to go and win it but he couldn’t go on the ground.

 “We will probably got to Haydock so long as it doesn’t rain. He only cost 40 grand two years ago at the sales and he has won about £200,000 for us. I wish every horse we bought was like that.

 “That was a proper Group One. We won a Group Three in Ireland and everyone said it was a soft one. It might have been, but it was still a Group Three. Ultimately, he was beaten by two better horses today - the winner was rated 126.

 “That was a career best run and he’s still improving. I just feel sorry we gelded him now! David’s great line is you bought him to race.

 “He was third in the Ayr Gold Cup and we thought that was good but this is brilliant.”  

 

JOCKEYS’ REACTIONS AFTER THE DARLEY JULY CUP

 

Steve Drowne, who partnered Bated Breath to a half-length second, said: “He ran a great race all the way to the line. 100 yards out I thought we might have a chance but we were beaten by a better horse.”

 

Seb Sanders on fourth home Libranno said: “He ran a good race and will win one at this level one day.”

 

Frankie Dettori, who was fifth on Delegator, said: “I had a bad draw.”

 

Olivier Peslier, seventh on War Artist, said: “ The pace was not fast enough for him early on. A high pace throughout is better for him.”

 

Richard Hills, eighth  on Elzaam, said: “He never acts great at Newmarket, he just doesn’t perform here.”

 

Steven Arnold, tenth on Star Witness, said: “There was no speed early on. He was a little bit plain today and I am disappointed.”

 

Kieren Fallon, fifteenth on Monsieur Chevalier, said: “He never let down, he needs more of a cut in the ground.”

 

Maxime Guyon, who was sixteenth on French raider Amico Fritz, said: “There was no pace early. My horse is all or nothing and it didn’t suit him.”

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

3.35pm DARLEY JULY CUP

Class 1, Group 1, £400,000 Total Prize Fund. Third British Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge and part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. For 3yo+, 6f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 13lb; 3yo fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st 2lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £226,840; 2nd: £86,000; 3rd: £43,040; 4th: £21,440; 5th: £10,760; 6th: £5,400

 

1)  DREAM AHEAD (USA) (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock 3-8-13 Hayley Turner [2] 7/1

2)  BATED BREATH (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 4-9-05 Steve Drowne [9] 8/1

3)  HITCHENS (IRE) (Laurance O’Kane & Paul Murphy) David Barron 6-9-05 Silvestre De Sousa [7] 28/1

4)  LIBRANNO (McDowell Racing) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Seb Sanders [1]

5)  DELEGATOR (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-05 Frankie Dettori [17]

6)  GENKI (IRE) (Gillian Khosla) Roger Charlton v7-9-05 George Baker [5]

7)  WAR ARTIST (AUS) (Rupert Plersch) Markus Klug GER 8-9-05 Olivier Peslier [14]

8)  ELZAAM (AUS) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 3-8-13 Richard Hills [3]

9)  REGAL PARADE (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 7-9-05 Adrian Nicholls [6]

10)  STAR WITNESS (AUS) (Widden Stud) Danny O'Brien AUS t4-9-05 Steven Arnold [10] 4/1 Fav

11)  DALGHAR (FR) (N Botica, Mr Rex & Wendy Gorell) Andrew Balding 5-9-05 Jimmy Fortune [13]

12)  WINKER WATSON (Norman Court Stud) Mick Channon 6-9-05 Hugh Bowman [16]

13)  ORACLE (IRE)  (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-13 Colm O'Donoghue [12]

14)  JIMMY STYLES (Gwyn Powell & Peter Ridgers) Clive Cox p7-9-05 Philip Robinson [8]

15)  MONSIEUR CHEVALIER (IRE) (Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson) Richard Hannon 4-9-05 Kieren Fallon [4]

16)  AMICO FRITZ (GER) (Alexander Pereira) Henri-Alex Pantall FR 5-9-05 Maxime Guyon [11]

    

16 ran

Non-Runner: Swiss Diva (Going)

Breeder: Darley

Breeding: b or br c Diktat - Land Of Dreams (Cadeaux Genereux)

Distances: ½, 1½, 1, nose, nose, ½, ½, ½, hd, ½, 1½, 1, 2¾, 1, 2¼      

Time: 1m 10.66s

Tote Win: £9.20 Places: £3.20; £3.80; £14.80 Exacta: £85.90

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Simcock, David Born:  February 23, 1972 Based: Trillium Place, Newmarket Background: Began career as pupil assistant to Ian Balding and then moved to Lambourn where he enjoyed a stint with legendary Major Dick Hern. Completed his learning curve with a three-year spell as assistant trainer to Luca Cumani, coming into contact with stars such as Falbrav and Gossamer. Set up on own in 2004 with just 10 horses. Was best man at Martin Dwyer’s wedding. First Group One Winner: Dream Ahead, Darley Prix Morny, Deauville, August 22, 2010 Other Major wins include: Darley July Cup (2011 Dream Ahead), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), totesport.com Cesarewitch (2009 Darley Sun), Investec Diomed Stakes (2010 Bushman), Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia Stakes (2011 I’m A Dreamer) First runner and first winner: Cut And Dried, Lingfield, 14/02/04 Wins (2004-2010): 7; 4; 9; 24; 30; 44; 49; Wins in 2011: 20

          

Winning Jockey:-Name: Turner, Hayley Born: Nottingham, January 3, 1983 Apprenticed to: Michael Bell in Newmarket, Suffolk First Ride: Markellis (Bet Direct From Littlewoods Handicap, Southwell, March 27, 2000) First Winner: Generate (Pontefract Apprentice Series (Round 2) Handicap, Pontefract, June 4, 2000) Background: Her riding instructor mother taught her to ride; went to Northern Racing College at Doncaster; apprenticed to Mark Polglase and then Michael Bell. Was stood down for a year by the BHA’s chief medical advisor Dr Michael Turner (no relation) after she was knocked unconscious in a fall on the Newmarket gallops in March, 2009, but successfully appealed and was allowed to return to race-riding at the start of July of the same year. Achievements: First female to be crowned champion apprentice - shared the title with Saleem Golam - when partnering 44 winners in the 2005 season, in which she also became the fourth woman in Britain to ride out her claim. Became the first woman to ride 100 winners in a calender year in the UK when partnering Mullitovermaurice to victory at Wolverhampton on December 30, 2008. First Double: August 19, 2002, at Brighton on Blue Streak and Timeless Chick First Group Winner in Britain: Barshiba, Bet365 Lancashire Oaks, Haydock, July 3, 2010 First Group One winner: Dream Ahead, Darley July Cup, Newmarket, July 9, 2011 Big Race Wins Include: Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap (2008 The Betchworth Kid), totesport.com Challenge Cup (2008 Furnace) Number of Wins (2000-2010): 1; -; 9; 14; 34; 53; 36, 56; 100; 61; 73; Wins in 2011: 59

First Group One winner for Hayley Turner. Only second woman to ride a Group One winner in Britain following Alex Greaves, who dead-heated aboard Ya Malak in the 1997 Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

 

 

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Fourth Race Win Quotes

32Red Casino Handicap

 

ALBAASIL RAISES HIS GAME

 

Albaasil could yet live up to his 320,000 guineas price tag after sluicing to a three-length victory under Richard Hills in the 32Red Casino Handicap over a mile.

 

The Dansili colt cost owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum that amount as a yearling at Tattersalls in October, 2009, and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge is clearly a horse on the up after scoring off an official mark of 88 to make it two wins from as many starts this season.

 

Angus Gold, Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager, said of the 11/4 favourite: “He is an improving horse and we will have to sit down and have a think about where we go. We will look at handicaps but we have not got as far as plans yet.

 

“Sir Michael said the key is to switch him off and get him to relax. He settled beautifully today and quickened well when he got the gap.

 

He ran once as a two-year-old last year and fell apart afterwards.

 

“He was small when we bought him but he has more scope now.”

 

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RACE FIVE - DE LA WARR RACING EBF MAIDEN FILLIES STAKES

Winner quote

 

GAZELLE POUNCES UNDER DETTORI

 

Desert Gazelle pounced under Frankie Dettori to post a four-length success in the De La Warr Racing EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes.

 

The 7/2 chance was clear entering the final furlong and stretched further and further away on her debut to win for Saeed bin Suroor.

 

The trainer said: "She is a nice filly but is a bit green in the mornings.

 

"She did her last piece of work on the Private Gallop on the grass and was green so Frankie rode her handily today.

 

"She will improve from the race but needs her races spaced out as she is quite light, but she will be fine for the future.

 

"We will look for a Listed race now but there is no plan."

 

Paddy Power introduced Desert Gazelle into their QIPCO 1000 Guineas betting at 20/1.

 

 

Fifth Race Place Quotes

De La Warr Racing E.B.F. Maiden Fillies’ Stakes

 

MAKE MINE MILK

 

Cheworee, a filly from the first crop of 2003 Darley Dewhurst Stakes winner Milk It Mick, looked a two-year-old to follow after finishing runner-up to Godolphin’s Desert Gazelle in the De La Warr Racing E.B.F. Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over six furlongs.

 

The homebred filly comes from the bargain basement when compared to the winner. Milk It Mick’s stallion fee amounted to only £3,500 when Cheworee’s dam Jodrell Bank paid a visit to Lone Oak Stud in 2008, whereas the Godolphin filly was bought for US$400,000 at Saratoga in August last year.

 

Four lengths separated the duo at the line, with the David Elsworth-trained runner-up improving on her debut fifth over the same course and distance last month.

 

Elsworth said of the 20/1 shot: “She ran a sweet race here first time and she will win, she’s a filly with a bit of talent.

 

“She’s locally-bred by Milk It Mick, a Grade One winner on both sides of the Atlantic. He won the Dewhurst at the end of a busy two-year-old campaign and then went to America and won a Grade One as a five-year-old, so he wasn’t a bad racehorse. He had few opportunities (at stud) and I’m very lucky to be blessed with this one - it looks like he might make a stallion.”

 

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ATTENDANCE UP ON ALL THREE DAYS OF THE PIPER-HEIDSIECK JULY FESTIVAL 2011

 

Today’s crowd on the third and final day of the Piper-Heidsieck July Festival at Newmarket came to 10,736, a 16 per cent increase on last year’s figure for the third day, 9,271.

 

Over the three days of the Piper-Heidsieck July Festival, the attendance was 8 per cent up at 34,592 as against 31,931 in 2010.

 

Stephen Wallis, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses, said: “It has been a really lovely Piper-Heidsieck July Festival and today has been made by Hayley Turner’s Darley July Cup success on Dream Ahead, owned by Khalifa Dasmal and trained by David Simcock.

 

“We at Newmarket send many, many congratulations to her.”

 

       

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Sixth Race Win Quotes

Jaguar XF Nursery Handicap

 

TURNER POWERS TO DOUBLE

 

Hayley Turner continued a tremendous afternoon with victory in the Jaguar XF Nursery Handicap aboard the Paul Cole-trained Overpowered.

 

The jockey completed a 71/1 double on the 8/1 shot, having annexed the biggest prize of her career earlier in the afternoon when Dream Ahead took the Group One Darley July Cup at odds of 7/1.

 

Turner settled her mount in the early stages of the seven-furlong contest and after a smooth passage,  kicked clear approaching the final furlong to register a three and three quarter-length success from runner-up Wolfgang.

Cole said: “The horse is in good form. We bought him from Book Three at Tattersalls for 13 grand and he has always been a nice horse. It shows you don’t have to pay a lot of money for them.

 

“He’s a great big horse and I think he will probably need a bit more time. He’s done his job, he won a bonus and he has won at Headquarters, so we will rest on our laurels for a while.

 

“Hayley has ridden for us on and off. I think the good thing is she gets them nice and settled, switches them off, leaves them alone. She’s having a great day.” 

 

 

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RACE SEVEN - EGERTON HOUSE STABLES HANDICAP

Winner quote

 

DUNLOP STRIKES IN LAST

 

Ed Dunlop waited until the final race of the meeting to strike as Tanfeefh took victory in the Egerton House Stables Handicap.

 

Richard Hills' mount travelled sweetly at the head of affairs but looked to be booked for second as 6/4 favourite Spifer went on at the furlong pole.

 

Kieren Fallon's mount drifted off to his left, giving away valuable ground, and allowing Tanfeeth to get up and score by a head.

 

Dunlop said: "That is a great end to the day and the horses are running well.

 

"We have always liked this horse but he didn't handle Epsom last time out.

 

"This was his first try at a mile and a half and he has got the distance well, but the second horse drifted away and that may have cost him the race."

 

Three-quarters of a length adrift in third was Porgy, trained by David Simcock.

 

"He has ran a blinder and is a model of consistency," said the trainer.

 

"The owner likes to experiment a little bit but on fast ground over a mile and a half Porgy is a very good horse."

 

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PIPER-HEIDSIECK LEADING TRAINER AWARD - FINAL STANDINGS

Trainer    1st   2nd   3rd

Sir Michael Stoute   3   1   3

Richard Hannon   2   4   1

Mahmood Al Zarooni   2   1   -

John Gosden    1   1   2

Luca Cumani    1   1   -

Ed Dunlop    1   1   -

Jeremy Noseda   1   1   -

Saeed bin Suroor   1   1   -

David Simcock    1   -   3

Richard Fahey    1   -   2

Paul Cole    1   -   1

Sir Henry Cecil    1   -   -

David Brown    1   -   -

James Hartnett IRE   1   -   -

P J O’Gorman    1   -   -

Sir Mark Prescott   1   -   -

John Quinn    1   -   -

Clive Cox    -   1   1

Declan Carroll    -   1   -   

Roger Charlton    -   1   -

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Rod Collet FR    -   1   -

David Elsworth    -   1   -

James Fanshawe   -   1   -

Barry Hills    -   1   -

George Margarson    -   1   -

Kevin Ryan    -   1   -

Roger Varian    -   1   -

Brian Meehan    -   -   2

Andrew Balding   -   -   1

David Barron    -   -   1

Clive Brittain    -   -   1

Mick Channon    -   -   1

Dean Ivory    -   -   1

Mark Johnston    -   -   1

 

PIPER-HEIDSIECK LEADING JOCKEY AWARD - FINAL STANDINGS

Jockey    1st   2nd   3rd

Ryan Moore    3   3   2

Richard Hills    2   2   2

Kieren Fallon    2   2   1

Frankie Dettori    2   2   -

Jimmy Fortune    2   1   1

Hayley Turner    2   -   1

Mickael Barzalona   2   -   -

William Buick    1   -   1

Eddie Ahern    1   -   -

Pat Cosgrave    1   -   -

Barry McHugh    1   -   -

David Probert    1   -   -

Tom Queally    1   -   -

Steve Drowne    -   2   -

Paul Hanagan    -   1   2

Neil Callan    -   1   1

Nicky Mackay    -   1   1

Philip Robinson    -   1   1

Michael Hills    -   1   -

Luke Morris    -   1   -

Christophe Lemaire   -   1   -

Jamie Spencer    -   1   -

Robert Winston    -   1   -

Silvestre de Sousa   -   -   3

Hugh Bowman    -   -   2

Stevie Donohoe   -   -   1

Martin Dwyer    -   -   1

Jimmy Quinn    -   -   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

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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

 

DARLEY JULY CUP DAY WINNERS

2.20pm 32red.com Superlative Stakes

RED DUKE (USA) (Maxilead Limited) John Quinn 2-9-00 Kieren Fallon [11] 10/1

 

2.55pm 32Red Bunbury Cup

BRAE HILL (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Richard Fahey 5-9-01 Barry McHugh [2] 11/1

 

3.35pm Darley July Cup

DREAM AHEAD (USA) (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock 3-8-13 Hayley Turner [2] 7/1

 

4.10pm 32red Casino Handicap

ALBAASIL (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-03 Richard Hills [5] 11/4 Fav

 

4.45pm De La Warr Racing EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes

DESERT GAZELLE (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori [10] 7/2

 

5.20pm Jaguar Xf Nursery Handicap

OVERPOWERED (Jill Haines & Jared Sullivan) Paul Cole 2-8-08 Hayley Turner [12] 8/1

 

5.55pm Egerton House Stables Handicap

TANFEETH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-01 Richard Hills [16] 5/1

 

 

 

 

 

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2.20pm 32Red.com SUPERLATIVE STAKES

Class 1, Group 2, £60,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £34,026; 2nd: £6,456; 3rd: £6,456; 4th: £3,216; 5th: £1,6146; 6th: £810

 

1)  RED DUKE (USA) (Maxilead Limited) John Quinn 2-9-00 Kieren Fallon [11] 10/1

2)  CHANDLERY (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Steve Drowne [2] 14/1

3)  SILVERHEELS (IRE) (Goldswain, Hunter, Jefferson, Williams) Paul Cole 2-9-00 Hayley Turner [6] 16/1

4)  PEARL MIX (IRE) (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) Ralph Beckett 2-9-00 Seb Sanders [8]

5)  FORT BASTION (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Olivier Peslier [5] 11/4 Fav

6)  COMMISSAR (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori [9]

7)  GHOSTWRITING (USA) (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-00 Nicky Mackay [4]

8)  SOUND ADVICE (G L S Partnership) Keith Dalgleish 2-9-00 Hugh Bowman [3]

9)  SIR GLANTON (IRE) (Slade, Clouting, Ross, Wells) Amanda Perrett 2-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [1]

10)  SEHNSUCHT (IRE) (Charles Wentworth) Alan McCabe 2-9-00 Martin Harley [10]

11)  JOHN LIGHTBODY (Netherfield House Stud) Mark Johnston 2-9-00 Silvestre De Sousa [7]

 

11 ran

Breeder: B P Walden Jr & H Sexton

Breeding: ch c Hard Spun (USA) - Saudia (USA) (Gone West (USA))

Distances: nk, 4, 1¼, nk, 4, 1, nk, 5, ¾, 1½

Time: 1m 24.57s

Tote Win: £11.10 Places: £3.90; £10.40; £6.90 Exacta: £230.80

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Quinn, John Joseph Born: April 29, 1961 Trains at Bellwood Cottage Stables, Settrington, Malton, Yorkshire (also at Highfield Stables, Beverley Road, Malton) Date of First Trainer’s Licence: August 1, 1994 Riding Career: 1979-93 Background: Tipperary-born former jump jockey, rode for Edward O’Grady and Jimmy Fitzgerald, partnered 106 winners. Landed 1989 Swinton Hurdle on State Jester and also finished third on Past Glories (at 150/1) in 1990 Champion Hurdle behind Kribensis First winner as trainer: Crank Shaft, Market Rasen, August 20, 1994 Big Race Wins: Ladbrokes Portland Handicap (2006 Fantasy Believer), Rous Stakes (2006 Fantasy Believer), Lincoln Handicap (2006 Blythe Knight), Dash Handicap (2004 Caribbean Coral), National Stakes (2000 Taras Emperor), Hilary Needler Trophy (1999 Tara’s Girl), Diomed Stakes (2007 & 2008 Blythe Knight) Skybet Dash (2007 Zomerlust), 32Red.com Superlative Stakes (2011 Red Duke) Royal Ascot wins (1): Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (2007 Pevensey) Number of Number of horses in training (1995-2011): 17; 26; 30; 32; 32; 35; 39; 44; 44; 49; 58; 66; 36; 66; 71; 64; 52; Wins (1995-2010): 1; 5; 15; 7; 12; 17; 19; 16; 37; 30; 21; 37; 21; 33; 45; 30; Wins in 2011: 14

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis Date Of Birth: February 22, 1965 Background: Became apprentice to Kevin Prendergast when 17, riding his first winner the following year. Moved to Britain when still an apprentice in 1988, working for Jimmy Fitzgerald and then Lynda Ramsden in 1993. Signed to ride for Henry Cecil in 1996, and became champion jockey for the first time in 1997 with 202 wins, also winning his first two classics. Joined Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 after acrimonious split with Cecil, but suffered a bad fall at Royal Ascot that nearly ended his career, and ruled him out of the rest of the season. Replaced Jamie Spencer as Ballydoyle stable jockey in 2005, although continued to ride for Stoute when allowed. Charged with race-fixing by City of London Police in 2006, and banned from riding in Britain pending trial. Also failed drugs test in France, resulting in worldwide six month ban in the same year. Returned to action in June 2007, although gave up riding in October 2007 to concentrate impending court case. Cleared of attempting to defraud Betfair customers when trial collapsed in December 2007, only to be found guilty of failing a drugs test in France in August 2007. Started riding out for Sir Michael Stoute after being given an 18 month ban and launched his own website. Returned to race riding on September 4, 2009, coming second on his first ride back (Rare Malt, Withyham Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Lingfield Park) First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) First win after return to riding: Our Kes, William Hill 0800 444040 - Get £25 Free Bet Handicap, Wolverhampton, September 5, 2009 First Group One win after return to riding: Gitano Hernando, Goodwood Stakes (Santa Anita), October 10, 2009 British Classic wins (15):  2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board, 2006 Alexandrova), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Irish Classic Wins (6): Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run, 2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija, 2006 Alexandrova), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats) French Classic Wins (1): Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2006 Aussie Rules) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Coral-Eclipse (2001 Medicean, 2005 Oratorio), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2002 Golan), Lockinge Stakes (2001 Medicean, 2004 Russian Rhythm, 2006 Peeress), Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Racing Post Trophy (2004 Motivator), Sun Chariot Stakes (2001 Independence), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 2002 & 2003 Islington, 2004 Quiff), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio, 2006 & 2007 Dylan Thomas), Matron Stakes (2003 Favourable Terms), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2005 Rumplestiltskin), National Stales (2005 George Washington), Phoenix Stakes (2004 Damson, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva, 2006 Hurricane Run), Grand Prix de Paris (2005 Scorpion), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2002 Hold That Tiger, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Marcel Boussac (2005 Rumplestiltskin), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City, 2007 Myboycharlie), Prix de l’Opera (2003 Zee Zee Top), Grosser Preis von Baden (1997 Borgia), Preis von Europa (2006 Youmzain), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Oak’s d’Italia (2002 Guadalupe), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love, 2000 Fantastic Light), Arlington Million (2005 Powerscourt), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington, 2004 Ouija Board), Goodwood Stakes (2009 Gitano Hernando) Royal Ascot wins: 28 First Royal Ascot win: Royal Hunt Cup (June 19, 1996, Yeast) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), King Edward VII Stakes (1998 Royal Anthem, 2006 Papal Bull), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos, 2006 Yeats), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm) , Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem) Wins (1988-2010): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200, 70, 27,-, -, 50, 140, *champion jockey Wins in Britain in 2011: 59

 

 

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

2.55pm 32Red BUNBURY CUP

Class 2, Handicap, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 7f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 2, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £31,125; 2nd: £9,320; 3rd: £4,660; 4th: £2,330; 5th: £1,165; 6th: £585

 

1)  BRAE HILL (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Richard Fahey 5-9-01 Barry McHugh [2] 11/1

2)  EXCELLENT GUEST (John Guest Racing) George Margarson 4-9-02 Philip Robinson [18] 11/1

3)  FATHSTA (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock 6-9-02 Silvestre De Sousa [12] 18/1

4)  MR DAVID (USA) (K J P Gundlach) Jamie Osborne 4-9-03 Hugh Bowman [14] 33/1

5)  CROWN CHOICE (Peter Harris) Walter Swinburn 6-9-05 Kieren Fallon [13]

6)  DOCOFTHEBAY (IRE) (Paul Dixon) David Nicholls b7-9-05 Olivier Peslier [7]

7)  NASRI (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 5-9-05 William Carson [19]

8)  ANGEL'S PURSUIT (IRE) (Malih Al Basti) Richard Hannon 4-9-10 Colm O'Donoghue [3]

9)  AL KHALEEJ (IRE) (C J Murfitt) David Simcock 7-9-07 Steve Drowne [11]

10)  FIREBACK (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds VII) Andrew Balding 4-8-13 Maxime Guyon [4]

11)  REIGNIER (Philip Richards) Elaine Burke 4-8-09 Martin Harley (3) [10]

12)  STRIKING SPIRIT (Z & Z Aboobaker) Tim Easterby 6-9-02 Seb Sanders [1]

13)  IMPERIAL DJAY (IRE) (Hollinbridge Racing) Ruth Carr 6-9-02 Jack Mitchell [8]

14)  RED GULCH (S Al Ansari) Ed Walker 4-8-12 J-P Guillambert [6]

15)  KING OF JAZZ (IRE) (Justin Dowley & Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [17]

16)  LOVELACE (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 7-9-10 Adrian Nicholls [9]

17)  MONT AGEL (John Pearce) Michael Bell 4-9-05 Hayley Turner [5]

18)  SHAMANDAR (FR) (Bob & Pauline Scott) William Haggas 4-9-06 Richard Hills [15]

19)  MANASSAS (IRE) (Rebecca Philipps) Brian Meehan 6-9-09 Frankie Dettori [20] 13/2 Fav

20)  KING OF DIXIE (USA) (Bluehills Racing Limited) William Knight 7-9-03 Harry Bentley (5) [16]

 

20 ran

Breeder: James Doyle

Breeding: b g Fath (USA) - Auriga (Belmez (USA))

Distances: 1¾, ¾, nk, ½, ½, nk, ¾, hd, sh, ¾, nk, sh, ½, 1¼, 1¾, hd, nse, ½, 1   

Time: 1m 23.91s

Tote Win: £14.00 Places: £4.00; £3.30; £5.60; £8.10 Exacta: £222.70

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Based: Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Background: Born in Nigeria and raised in County Meath, Ireland, Richard was formerly a jockey who rode 108 winners under both codes and was joint champion conditional rider for the 1988/89 season. He quit the saddle in 1992 to concentrate on his livery yard near Malton before for a dual-purpose licence in 1993. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (2010 Wootton Bassett) totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road); Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium, 2007 Charlie Tokyo, 2008 Flying Clarets), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), totesport Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Greenlands Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom), Victoria Racing Club International Stakes (2010 Castles In The Air), 32Red.com Bunbury Cup (2011 Brae Hill) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) Horses in training (1995-2011): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84; 100; 94; 97; 119; Wins (1993-2010): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 37; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87; 85; 113; 165; 181; Wins in 2011: 87

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Mc Hugh, Barry Patrick Big Race Wins: 32Red.com Bunbury Cup (2011 Brae Hill) Other Details: Based with Richard Fahey. Wins (2006-2010): 3; 1; 11; 25; 60 Wins in 2011: 27

 

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

3.35pm DARLEY JULY CUP

Class 1, Group 1,£400,000 Total Prize Fund. Third British Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge and part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. For 3yo+, 6f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 13lb; 3yo fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st 2lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £226,840; 2nd: £86,000; 3rd: £43,040; 4th: £21,440; 5th: £10,760; 6th: £5,400

 

1)  DREAM AHEAD (USA) (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock 3-8-13 Hayley Turner [2] 7/1

2)  BATED BREATH (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 4-9-05 Steve Drowne [9] 8/1

3)  HITCHENS (IRE) (Laurance O’Kane & Paul Murphy) David Barron 6-9-05 Silvestre De Sousa [7] 28/1

4)  LIBRANNO (McDowell Racing) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Seb Sanders [1]

5)  DELEGATOR (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-05 Frankie Dettori [17]

6)  GENKI (IRE) (Gillian Khosla) Roger Charlton v7-9-05 George Baker [5]

7)  WAR ARTIST (AUS) (Rupert Plersch) Markus Klug GER 8-9-05 Olivier Peslier [14]

8)  ELZAAM (AUS) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 3-8-13 Richard Hills [3]

9)  REGAL PARADE (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 7-9-05 Adrian Nicholls [6]

10)  STAR WITNESS (AUS) (Widden Stud) Danny O'Brien AUS t4-9-05 Steven Arnold [10] 4/1 Fav

11)  DALGHAR (FR) (N Botica, Mr Rex & Wendy Gorell) Andrew Balding 5-9-05 Jimmy Fortune [13]

12)  WINKER WATSON (Norman Court Stud) Mick Channon 6-9-05 Hugh Bowman [16]

13)  ORACLE (IRE)  (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-13 Colm O'Donoghue [12]

14)  JIMMY STYLES (Gwyn Powell & Peter Ridgers) Clive Cox p7-9-05 Philip Robinson [8]

15)  MONSIEUR CHEVALIER (IRE) (Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson) Richard Hannon 4-9-05 Kieren Fallon [4]

16)  AMICO FRITZ (GER) (Alexander Pereira) Henri-Alex Pantall FR 5-9-05 Maxime Guyon [11]

    

16 ran

Non-Runner: Swiss Diva (Going)

Breeder: Darley

Breeding: b or br c Diktat - Land Of Dreams (Cadeaux Genereux)

Distances: ½, 1½, 1, nose, nose, ½, ½, ½, hd, ½, 1½, 1, 2¾, 1, 2¼      

Time: 1m 10.66s

Tote Win: £9.20 Places: £3.20; £3.80; £14.80 Exacta: £85.90

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Simcock, David Born:  February 23, 1972 Based: Trillium Place, Newmarket Background: Began career as pupil assistant to Ian Balding and then moved to Lambourn where he enjoyed a stint with legendary Major Dick Hern. Completed his learning curve with a three-year spell as assistant trainer to Luca Cumani, coming into contact with stars such as Falbrav and Gossamer. Set up on own in 2004 with just 10 horses. Was best man at Martin Dwyer’s wedding. First Group One Winner: Dream Ahead, Darley Prix Morny, Deauville, August 22, 2010 Other Major wins include: Darley July Cup (2011 Dream Ahead), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), totesport.com Cesarewitch (2009 Darley Sun), Investec Diomed Stakes (2010 Bushman), Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia Stakes (2011 I’m A Dreamer) First runner and first winner: Cut And Dried, Lingfield, 14/02/04 Wins (2004-2010): 7; 4; 9; 24; 30; 44; 49; Wins in 2011: 20

          

Winning Jockey:-Name: Turner, Hayley Born: Nottingham, January 3, 1983 Apprenticed to: Michael Bell in Newmarket, Suffolk First Ride: Markellis (Bet Direct From Littlewoods Handicap, Southwell, March 27, 2000) First Winner: Generate (Pontefract Apprentice Series (Round 2) Handicap, Pontefract, June 4, 2000) Background: Her riding instructor mother taught her to ride; went to Northern Racing College at Doncaster; apprenticed to Mark Polglase and then Michael Bell. Was stood down for a year by the BHA’s chief medical advisor Dr Michael Turner (no relation) after she was knocked unconscious in a fall on the Newmarket gallops in March, 2009, but successfully appealed and was allowed to return to race-riding at the start of July of the same year. Achievements: First female to be crowned champion apprentice - shared the title with Saleem Golam - when partnering 44 winners in the 2005 season, in which she also became the fourth woman in Britain to ride out her claim. Became the first woman to ride 100 winners in a calender year in the UK when partnering Mullitovermaurice to victory at Wolverhampton on December 30, 2008. First Double: August 19, 2002, at Brighton on Blue Streak and Timeless Chick First Group Winner in Britain: Barshiba, Bet365 Lancashire Oaks, Haydock, July 3, 2010 First Group One winner: Dream Ahead, Darley July Cup, Newmarket, July 9, 2011 Big Race Wins Include: Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap (2008 The Betchworth Kid), totesport.com Challenge Cup (2008 Furnace) Number of Wins (2000-2010): 1; -; 9; 14; 34; 53; 36; 56; 100; 61; 73; Wins in 2011: 59

First Group One winner for Hayley Turner. Only second woman to ride a Group One winner in Britain following Alex Greaves, who dead-heated aboard Ya Malak in the 1997 Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

 

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT - 4.10pm 32Red CASINO HANDICAP

Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo rated 81-100 (also open to such horses rated 80 and below), 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after July 2, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,450; 2nd: £3,728; 3rd: £1,864; 4th: £932; 5th: £466; 6th: £234

 

1)  ALBAASIL (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-03 Richard Hills [5] 11/4 Fav

2)  DIMENSION (Cheveley Park Stud) James Fanshawe 3-9-02 Kieren Fallon [3] 6/1

3)  BAPTIST (USA) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Tapit) Andrew Balding 3-9-02 Jimmy Fortune [2] 25/1

4)  TROPICAL BEAT (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden v1 3-9-01 Nicky Mackay [10]

5)  LAS VERGLAS STAR (IRE) (CBWS Partnership) Richard Fahey 3-9-02 Barry McHugh [1]

6)  ROMAN EAGLE (IRE) (Alan Spence) Roger Varian 3-9-07 Jack Mitchell [9]

7)  BUZZ LAW (IRE) (Mark James & Elaine Burke) Elaine Burke 3-7-13 Harry Bentley (5) [4]

8)  SEATTLE DRIVE (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3-9-07 Philip Robinson [6]

9)  MUBTADI (Abdulla Al Mansoori) David Simcock 3-9-00 Silvestre De Sousa [12]

10)  ZACYNTHUS (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-9-06 Frankie Dettori [7]

11)  EKTIBAAS (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-9-02 Seb Sanders [11]

12)  CHOSEN CHARACTER (IRE) (Aykroyd and Sons Ltd) Tom Dascombe vt3-8-11 Richard Kingscote [8]

13)  WEAPON OF CHOICE (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock 3-8-12 Steve Drowne [13]

   

13 ran Non-Runner: Anoint (Self Certificate, Going)

Breeder: Castlemartin Stud & Skymarc Farm

Breeding: b c Dansili - Wrong Key (IRE) (Key Of Luck (USA))

Distances: 3, ½, hd, 1, 1¼, ½, 1¼, 1½, hd, 2, 1½, 2¾  

Time: 1m 37.33s

Tote Win: £3.10 Places: £1.70; £2.60; £7.20 Exacta: £12.80

 

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: 24

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other Big Race Wins Include: Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 Haafhd), Dewhurst (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Juddmonte International (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil, 2009 Awzaan), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner), Canadian International (2001 Mutamam), Prix Morny (2009 Arcano), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2009 Aqlaam), Aral-Pokal (1995 Wind In Her Hair), Deutschland-Preis (2000 Mutafaweq), Preis der Diana (2002 Salve Regina), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (2003 Ekraar), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Dubai Duty Free (1999 Altibr), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Royal Ascot wins: 24 First Royal Ascot win: Queen’s Vase (June 19, 1985 Wassl Merbayeh) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef), Wins (1988-2010): 52; 63; 56; 68; 52; 57; 59; 70; 71; 85; 83; 77; 81; 79; 81; 75; 66; 72; 54; 73; 66; 98; 57; Wins in 2011: 25

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT - 4.45pm DE LA WARR RACING EBF MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES

Class 4, £10,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo rated which are EBF eligible, 6f. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,469; 2nd: £1,925; 3rd: £962; 4th: £481

 

1)  DESERT GAZELLE (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori [10] 7/2

2)  CHEWOREE (S Stoneham, E Van Cutsem, A Hoctor-Duncan) David Elsworth 2-9-00 Nicky Mackay [12] 20/1

3)  LADYSHIP (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-00 Kieren Fallon [6] 9/4 Fav

4)  LADY JAMEELA (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Hugh Bowman [13]

5) HELLO GLORY (A & A) David Simcock 2-9--0 Silvestre De Sousa [3]

6)  CATERINA (De La Warr Racing & Newsells Park Stud) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [8]

7)  CAT QUEEN (Winterbeck Manor Stud) Gay Kelleway 2-9-00 Richard Kingscote [5]

8)  FLAMBOROUGH BREEZE (A M Pickering) Ed Vaughan 2-9-00 Jack Mitchell [9]

9)  SILKE TOP (Kevin Hickman) William Jarvis 2-9-00 Alan Munro [7]

10)  KUNE KUNE (Anita Nicol) Marco Botti 2-9-00 Seb Sanders [2]

11)  ANGEL CAKE (IRE) (Amy Weaver) Amy Weaver 2-9-00 Hayley Turner [4]

12)  MIDAS MEDUSA (FR) (Sir Robert Ogden) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hills [1]

13)  ABSENT AMY (IRE) (Gone Away Partnership) Willie Musson 2-9-00 Philip Robinson [11]

 

13 ran

Breeder: W S Farish, BCWT Ltd & Inwood Stable

Breeding: ch f Smart Strike (CAN) - Code Book (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA))

Distances: 4, ½, ¾, ¾, ½, 1, 1, ½, ½, sh, 2, ¾   

Time: 1m 13.47s

Tote Win: £4.60 Places: £1.80; £6.20; £1.50 Exacta: £88.70

 

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (12) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Investec Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Ivestec Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law, 2009 Mastery) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun), Fillies’ Mile (2010 White Moonstone) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschland Preis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard, 2010 Campanologist), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse Koln Bonn (2006 Cherry Mix, 2010 Campanologist), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note), Go For Wand Handicap (2009 Seventh Street), Test Stakes (2009 Flashing), Ballerina Stakes (2009 Music Note), Forego Stakes (2009 Pyro), Ancient Title (2009 Gayego), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (31): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1996 Charnwood Forest, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Intikhab, 1999 Cape Cross, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Hardwicke Stakes (1997 Predappio, 2004 Doyen), Windsor Castle Stakes (1997 Asfurah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Ribblesdale Stakes (1998 Bahr, 1999 Fairy Queen, 2004 Punctilious, 2009 Flying Cloud, 2010 Hibaayeb) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq, 2008 Campanologist), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool, 2004 Duke Of Venice), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Royal Hunt Cup (2010 Invisible Man) Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in Britain (1995-2010): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; 148; 90; Wins in 2011 (in Britain): 12

 

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 First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins)  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: 21

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT

 

5.20pm JAGUAR XF NURSERY HANDICAP

Class 2, £15,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 7f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 2, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,703.50; 2nd: £2,887.50; 3rd: £1,443; 4th: £721.50

 

1)  OVERPOWERED (Jill Haines & Jared Sullivan) Paul Cole 2-8-08 Hayley Turner [12] 8/1

2)  WOLFGANG (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [8] 14/1

3)  LADYKIN (IRE) (Helen Steel) Richard Fahey 2-8-03 Jimmy Quinn [5] 5/1

4)  FALLS OF LORA (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-07 Frankie Dettori [7] 9/2 Jt Fav

5)  ES QUE LOVE (IRE) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 2-9-01 Silvestre De Sousa [9]

6)  DEMOCRETES (The High Flyers) Richard Hannon 2-8-06 Kieren Fallon [11] 9/2 Jt Fav

7)  GREATEST DANCER (IRE) (David Dixon) Jamie Osborne 2-8-09 Alan Munro [6]

8)  SHEILA'S BUDDY (Ray Styles) Stan Moore 2-7-13 Louis-Philippe Beuzelin (3) [10]

9)  LOYAL MASTER (IRE) (Ron Hull) George Foster 2-8-01 Billy Cray (3) [1]

10)  BAROLO TOP (IRE) (Jones, Seed, Woodgate) Tom Dascombe 2-8-07 Richard Kingscote [2]

11)  YAMMOS (IRE) (B P York, Nicola McGreavy) Mick Channon 2-8-00 Harry Bentley (5) [4]

12)  SNOWED IN (IRE) (Norton Common Farm Racing, Stan Moore) Stan Moore 2-8-04 Adrian Nicholls [3]

 

12 ran

Breeder: Tafiya Syndicate

Breeding: b c Choisir (AUS) - Tafiya (Bahri (USA))

Distances: 3¾, nk, 3, ½, 1½, 3¼, ½, hd, ¾, 2, 24  

Time: 1m 25.19s

Tote Win: £8.30 Places: £2.50; £4.20; £2.20 Exacta: £113.30

         

Winning trainer:-Name Cole, Paul Frederick Irvine Date of birth: 11/9/41 Trains at Whatcombe, Wantage, Oxfordshire Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Richmond Sturdy & George Todd Classic wins: (2) St Leger (1990 Snurge); Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous) Major wins include: Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous), Italian Derby (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star), King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), St Leger (1990 Snurge), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Italian Oaks (1993 Bright Generation), Queen Mary Stakes (1996 Dance Parade), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1991 & 1992 Ruby Tiger), Premio Legnano (1993 Ruby Tiger), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum), Grand Prix de Deauville (1993 Snurge), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lincoln Handicap (1997 Kuala Lipis, 2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1996 Putra, 1997 Central Park, 2006 Strategic Prince), Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (2007 River Proud), Parknasilla Hotal Goffs Million (2007 Luck Money) Other details: Champion trainer in 1991 Royal Ascot wins: 20 First Royal Ascot winner: Calibina (June 17, 1977 - Wokingham Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1977 Calibina, 1980 Queen’s Pride, 1987 Bel Byou), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum, 1994 Sri Pekan, 1998 Red Sea), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1979 Crimson Beau), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos) Horses in training (1985-2011): 84; 107; 112; 120; 120 ; 117; 105; 131; 136; 157; 129; 140; 141; 134; 118; 117; 111; 114; 97; 92; 83; 73; 61; 85; 92; 88; 74; Wins (1984-2010): 61; 54; 64; 55; 43; 51; 53; 73; 86; 67; 69; 77; 74; 60; 64; 76; 51; 56; 61; 56; 41; 31; 44; 29; 50; 37; 33; Wins in 2011: 14

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: Turner, Hayley Born: Nottingham, January 3, 1983 Apprenticed to: Michael Bell in Newmarket, Suffolk First Ride: Markellis (Bet Direct From Littlewoods Handicap, Southwell, March 27, 2000) First Winner: Generate (Pontefract Apprentice Series (Round 2) Handicap, Pontefract, June 4, 2000) Background: Her riding instructor mother taught her to ride; went to Northern Racing College at Doncaster; apprenticed to Mark Polglase and then Michael Bell. Was stood down for a year by the BHA’s chief medical advisor Dr Michael Turner (no relation) after she was knocked unconscious in a fall on the Newmarket gallops in March, 2009, but successfully appealed and was allowed to return to race-riding at the start of July of the same year. Achievements: First female to be crowned champion apprentice - shared the title with Saleem Golam - when partnering 44 winners in the 2005 season, in which she also became the fourth woman in Britain to ride out her claim. Became the first woman to ride 100 winners in a calender year in the UK when partnering Mullitovermaurice to victory at Wolverhampton on December 30, 2008. First Double: August 19, 2002, at Brighton on Blue Streak and Timeless Chick First Group Winner in Britain: Barshiba, Bet365 Lancashire Oaks, Haydock, July 3, 2010 First Group One winner: Dream Ahead, Darley July Cup, Newmarket, July 9, 2011 Big Race Wins Include: Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap (2008 The Betchworth Kid), totesport.com Challenge Cup (2008 Furnace) Number of Wins (2000-2010): 1; -; 9; 14; 34; 53; 36; 56; 100; 61; 73; Wins in 2011: 60

 

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

5.55pm EGERTON HOUSE STABLES HANDICAP

Class 3, £13,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 73-90 (also open to such horses rated 72 & below), 1m 4f. Weights: highest weight - 4yo+ 10st; 3yo 9st 1lb. Minimum weight: 4yo+ 8st 11lb; 3yo 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 2, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 13lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £8,409.70; 2nd: £2,502.50; 3rd: £1,250.60; 4th: £625.30

 

1)  TANFEETH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-01 Richard Hills [16] 5/1

2)  SPIFER (IRE) (Scuderia Rencati SRL) Luca Cumani 3-8-07 Kieren Fallon [13] 6/4 Fav

3)  PORGY (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock 6-9-08 Hugh Bowman [14] 14/1

4)  HONG KONG ISLAND (IRE) (Terri Anne Nixon) Micky Hammond 4-9-05 Seb Sanders [10]

5)  CRASSULA (John May) Terry Clement 3-8-02 Harry Bentley (5) [8]

6)  BEDOUIN BAY (Mrs Z Wentworth) Alan McCabe 4-8-12 Martin Harley (3) [6]

7)  BECAUSEWECAN (USA) (Douglas Livingston) Mark Johnston 5-9-12 Silvestre De Sousa [1]

8)  MAGICALMYSTERYTOUR (IRE) (Broughton Thermal Insulation) Willie Musson 8-9-06 Philip Robinson [4]

9)  SEVEN SUMMITS (IRE) (Curley Leisure) Barney Curley 4-9-06 Jimmy Quinn [15]

10)  DANCE TEMPO (A N Solomons) Hughie Morrison 4-9-09 Hayley Turner [3]

11)  CHILLY FILLY (IRE) (J Barson) James Given 5-9-10 Richard Kingscote [7]

12)  STATUS SYMBOL (IRE) (Willie Carson) Giles Bravery t6-9-12 William Carson [5]

13)  STRATEGIC MOUNT (P F I Cole Ltd) Paul Cole 8-9-06 Frankie Dettori [9]

14)  BUDDY HOLLY (EDS Roofing Supplies Ltd) Robert Eddery 6-8-11 Nicky Mackay [11]

 

14 ran  Non-Runner: Swindler (Going), Ittirad (Going)

Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Breeding: ch c Singspiel (IRE) - Nasij (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA))

Distances: hd, ¾, sh, 2¾, 5, ¾, 11, 2¼, 3, 1, sh, 3½, 36

Time: 2m 29.40s

Tote Win: £6.70 Places: £2.20; £1.60; £4.50 Exacta: £15.80

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68 Based: La Grange Stables, Newmarket Date of first licence: October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks ( 2004 Ouija Board, 2010 Snow Fairy) Major wins include: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2004 Ouija Board, 2010 Snow Fairy), French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2004 & 2006 Ouija Board), Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Bunbury Cup (1995 Cadeaux Tryst), Lennox Stakes (2005 Court Masterpiece), Prix de la Foret (2005 Court Masterpiece), Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2010 Snow Fairy), Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (2010 Snow Fairy) Royal Ascot Winners (5): Wokingham Handicap (1999 Deep Space), Royal Hunt Cup (2001 Surprise Encounter), Sandringham Rated Stakes (2003 Hold To Ransom), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2006 Ouija Board), Britannia Stakes (2009 Fareer) First Royal Ascot Winner: Wokingham Handicap (June 18, 1999 Deep Space) Horses in training (1995-2011): 69; 63; 84; 108; 105; 131; 128; 154; 141; 115; 123; 119; 130; 114; 110; 100; 92; Wins (1994-2010): 1; 17; 22; 27; 35; 67; 53; 74; 32; 50; 49; 45; 55; 51; 44; 41; 39; Wins in 2011: 31

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other Big Race Wins Include: Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 Haafhd), Dewhurst (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Juddmonte International (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil, 2009 Awzaan), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner), Canadian International (2001 Mutamam), Prix Morny (2009 Arcano), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2009 Aqlaam), Aral-Pokal (1995 Wind In Her Hair), Deutschland-Preis (2000 Mutafaweq), Preis der Diana (2002 Salve Regina), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (2003 Ekraar), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Dubai Duty Free (1999 Altibr), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Royal Ascot wins: 24 First Royal Ascot win: Queen’s Vase (June 19, 1985 Wassl Merbayeh) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef), Wins (1988-2010): 52; 63; 56; 68; 52; 57; 59; 70; 71; 85; 83; 77; 81; 79; 81; 75; 66; 72; 54; 73; 66; 98; 57; Wins in 2011: 26


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