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Saturday, August 11, 2001



Today’s attendance at Ascot came to 19,356, up 3.8% on last year’s 18,648. The crowd was 12,457 in 1999.


Ascot’s Chief Executive Douglas Erskine-Crum was delighted with the success of Blue Square Shergar Cup day.

He reflected: “This has been a fantastic day’s racing and it’s wonderful to see so many new faces, so many kids and teenagers.

“The coaching for kids in the Silver Ring this morning with Vinnie and Thommo was as popular as last year and is a permanent fixture.

“The racing couldn’t have been more competitive so there was something here today for newcomers and experts alike and we’re looking forward to building on what’s now become one of our premier racedays.”


Frankie Dettori, captain of the winning Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Team, summed up everyone’s reaction by saying: “It was a great day and it all went wonderfully well. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am sure everyone who came did as well.”

Others among his team were equally enthusiastic, with Gerald Mosse saying: “It was a great day and I really enjoyed taking part. There was a wonderful atmosphere and you could see how much everyone was enjoying themselves.

“The racing itself was very exciting and it was all very clean. I would very much like to come again if I get the chance.”

And Mirco Demuro echoed his team members’ feelings. “I really enjoyed the whole day, even though my luck was a bit out and I did not ride a winner, having three seconds. But our team won, which was great and I would love to come again for a third time next year if I am invited to do so.”

Jeff Thomson, the manager of the winning team, said: “I always stayed confident - the experts said we would be shot and done by the last race so I didn’t listen to what they said. It has been a great day and what a great bunch of jockeys.”

Vinnie Jones, manager of the losing Weatherbys Great Britain and Ireland Team, said: “Hughesie’s done us proud and brought us back but we sort of collapsed in the last race. Everyone was saying to me, that’s it, let’s go and get the cup - I said let’s hold on. Jeff (Thomson), being an Aussie as he is, and he’s a winner, never gave in. On behalf of both the teams, Jeff and myself would just like to say thank you very much to Ascot and the public for turning out and it has been a fantastic day for Blue Square and the Shergar Cup.”


The Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Team 125 (1st race 17; 2nd race 18; 3rd race 30; 4th race 15; 5th race 13; 6th race 32)

The Weatherbys Great Britain and Ireland Team 115 points (1st race 23; 2nd race 22; 3rd race 10; 4th race 25; 5th race 27; 6th race 8)

Jockeys / R1/ R2/ R3/ R4/ R5/ R6
David Flores 45 / -/ 15/ 0/ 5/ 10/ 15
Pat Eddery 30 / -/ 7/ 3/ 15/ 5/ 0
Mirco Demuro 30 / 10/ 0/ 10/ 10/ 0/ -
Richard Hughes 27 / 0/ 5/ -/ 7/ 15/ 0
Johnny Murtagh 25 / 3/ 10/ 7/ -/ -/ 5
Gerald Mosse 18 / 0/ -/ 15/ 0/ 3/ 0
Michael Kinane 18 / 15/ -/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 3
Frankie Dettori 15 / 7/ 3/ 5/ -/ 0/ 0
Kevin Darley 10 / 0/ 0/ 0/ 3/ 7/ -
Norihiro Yokoyama 10 / 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ -/ 10
Craig Williams 7 / 0/ 0/ -/ 0/ 0/ 7
Kieren Fallon 5 / 5/ 0/ 0/ -/ -/ 0/

John Jenkins 30
Mark Johnston 20


The going remains


after no rain overnight.

“We have not watered since the King George meeting because we had rain up to and through last weekend,” said Ascot Clerk of the Course & Director of Racing Nick Cheyne.

“Then it was dry on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but it started to rain on Thursday and we had 13 millimetres (about half an inch) all told. The penetrometer reading was 3.1 before the rain and 3.4 this morning.

“There are a few good to firm patches in the straight, but the track is in very good order and I think it is almost riding a bit on the slow side down the hill and into Swinley Bottom.”



Mick Kinane, the most-successful Blue Square Shergar Cup rider, continued where he left off by taking the opener aboard Persiano for the Weatherbys Great Britain and Ireland team. It was a fifth career Blue Square Shergar Cup triumph for the jockey.

“They’ve gone a good gallop which helped me, when that happens at Ascot things are usually OK. In fact they probably went a shade too fast up front and I was always travelling well and just held on.

“He had run disappointingly before because of soft ground but conditions were perfect today.

“I think today is a good idea. Sometimes when there is a Group One it can all get a bit intense but there is a different atmosphere today, it is a bit of fun.”

Persiano is the first winner ridden by Kinane for James Fanshawe and the Newmarket handler added: “Mick rode him beautifully, he made sure no horse could get back up his inside.

“His last two runs came on soft ground - it absolutely chucked it down at Goodwood last time - but the ground was right for him today and he got a nice lead.

“He’s seven now and a star horse. When things go right for him he still has a lot of ability and his ultimate target is the Tote Festival Handicap here in September.

“He is my hack at home now and can be a bit fresh so I was worried he might cause Mick a few problems.”



The Italian Mirco Demuro got a tremendous late dash out of Smart Ridge in the opening mile handicap, the ILPH Shergar Cup Mile but it was not quite enough to catch Persiano, who held on to win by half a length.

“He was a bit outpaced in the early part of the race, but he finished well,” said Demuro to the runner-up’s trainer Jamie Poulton, who hopes that this good effort is a sign of a change for fortune for his Sussex stable.

“We have had a very quiet season with only two winners so far when we should have had about ten,” he said, “We have had a lung infection in the yard and it has taken a long time to get rid of it. It was good to see him come back to form like that, so let’s hope that is a sign that our luck is about to change.”

Trainer Ian Balding and owner Jeff Smith were very pleased with the effort by Free Rider, who put up his best display of the season when finishing well for third under Frankie Dettori for the Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World team.

“That is much more like it, but he still is plenty high enough in the handicap,” said Balding, and Smith indicated why Free Rider has such a high rating with reference to narrow defeats he has had by Observatory, Shibboleth and Misraah. “He has such good form,” he said.

The stewards decided that interference between Calcutta, who was fifth, and Beyond the Clouds, who finished last after making the early running, involved neither a riding offence nor improved Calcutta’s placing.


The Weatherbys Great Britain and Ireland Team 23 points

The Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Team 17 points



David Flores, the 33-year-old who was born in Mexico and has ridden well over 2,000 winners in the United States as well as having a double at the DubaiWorld Cup in March, landed his first win in Britain at the second attempt (he had an unplaced ride at Newmarket on Friday night), when the maiden Steenberg won the two-year-old race, the Ritz Club Shergar Cup Juvenile.

“It is a great honour for me to be riding here and I really enjoyed that,” said the delighted Flores afterwards. “It was a different experience for me riding over a straight seven furlongs and with an uphill finish like there is here.

“I thought he might struggle a bit up the hill, but he had taken me into the lead very easily and in fact he never had to struggle at all. He was a bit green but won very easily and is a nice horse.”

The colt’s trainer Mark Tompkins observed before Flores and Steenberg returned to the winner’s spot:

“I expect he was very pleased with that,” and to the suggestion that he might be pretty pleased with Flores, he replied; “Yes I am, but then all he had to do was to steer the horse!

“I bought Steenberg for only 12,000gns. I have bought some cheap ones in my time who were not very good, but he looks alright. He loves this ground and he won’t run if it gets soft.

“He probably won’t run much more this year. He is in the Dewhurst and we will think about that, but in any case it will depend on the ground. I think he will have no problems in getting a mile.”



Mark Johnston feels that there is improvement to come from Sir George Turner, who finished two and a half lengths second to Steenberg when favourite for the Ritz Club Shergar Cup Juvenile.

“He ran a brilliant race but had a few problems,” said Johnston. “He’s such a baby that he shouldn’t really be racing now, but I thought the win last time would have sorted him out.

“He has a lot of ability as he showed today because I thought he would be second last with a furlong to go. But he still managed to get second without a clear run.

“I’ll probably give him a break now and bring him back later in the season. Johnny (Murtagh) suggested the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster for him because the long straight will suit but unfortunately he is not in the race.”



Ralph Beckett, who took over from Peter Walwyn at Windsor House Stables in Lambourn last season, gained the biggest training success of his career to date and a first Ascot winner when Flying Millie landed the Ritz Club Shergar Cup Distaff.

“She’s a very straightforward ride and that draw suited us because I wanted her to be tucked in.

“She was with Richard Hannon last year and has been a joy to train - she’s very very tough. She had problems earlier in the season and took a long time to get right. Hopefully she might win a Group race.

“It’s great to win a race anywhere but what more could you ask for than to win here on a Saturday.

“I think this is a tremendous concept and introducing rated stakes and an auction race this year has to be the way forward.”

“When they started to slow down at the two-furlong line I decided to go on because my filly was going very well,” added winning rider Gerald Mosse.

The Frenchman will be heading to Hong Kong in the winter and said: “I’m very happy to be going there for the winter and will be back in the spring.

“I was very pleased in France with His Highness (the Aga Khan) for eight years but I just wanted a change from France, it is getting a bit boring at times there.”



Ghazal, running for only the fourth time in her life and for the first time since the Nell Gwyn in April, only just failed to catch Flying Millie in the handicap sprint, the Ritz Club Shergar Cup Distaff, so that her rider, the Italian jockey Mirco Demuro has now been second twice during the afternoon.

“He rode her very well and said that he wished they had gone a bit faster early on - it was a very slow pace to start with,” said Coral Pritchard-Gordon, representing the filly’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute.

“This filly has not run since April because she has had one or two niggling problems, and I am very pleased with that. With another stride or two she might have won,” Ms Pritchard-Gordon added.

Jeremy Glover was equally pleased with the effort by third-placed Honesty Fair, ridden by Johnny Murtagh and felt she could have been closer with a better run.

“She threw her head up leaving the stalls and hit Johnny Murtagh in the face. He then dropped her back and she likes plenty of light when she is racing.

“That was why I chose a middle draw for her in the Stewards’ Cup last week, as I thought the runners would fan out across the course and she would have plenty of daylight.

“When she got clear light she really ran, but it was just too late for her. I expect I shall enter her for the Ayr Gold Cup, her dam was second in that race, and there is also a Listed fillies’ race at Newmarket later in the month and she might have a go at that.”

Mick Kinane reported that Vita Spericolata, who started joint favourite and made a lot of the running before dropping out to be last, knocked her head in the stalls, jumped awkwardly and lost her action in the last two furlongs.



“Not bad for an old hurdler,” said John Jenkins after Moon Emperor has become the longest priced winner of the day so far with a 14-1 defeat of the front-running First Ballot.

And part-owner Robert Ellis was making no attempt to contain his enthusiasm. “That is the best result I have had in 35 years of racing and John has been brilliant with him. He bought him almost exactly a year ago for us (Ellis owns the winner in partnership with Christopher Shankland) and he has been very patient with him.

“I had no doubt about him staying; when he was fourth at Newmarket last time that was one of the fastest two mile handicaps ever run and the winner, Yorkshire, is a very good horse.

“Now we shall go for the Ebor (a 7lb penalty will bring Moon Emperor up to 9st 1lb for the big York handicap), and after that I hope we will be able to go for the Melbourne Cup.

“We shall certainly go to Australia if we can -- I have lived in Australia and know the racing there -- but I think there may still be problems about taking horses there because of the foot and mouth.”

Paddy Power make Moon Emperor a 16-1 shot (from 33s) for the Ebor, with First Ballot two points shorter and Ovambo their 9-1 favourite. Hills and Chandler have this afternoon’s winner at 25-1

David Elsworth, trainer of the runner-up, said: ”He’s run a great race and came up against a good one. Everything went right for him but unfortunately he could not quite make it.

“We’ve got time to dither on whether he goes for the Melbourne Cup but more immediately, there is the Ebor a weekon Wednesday, which we have not closed the door on, and we would also consider the March Stakes at Goodwood.”



John Jenkins landed a 134/1 double after Richard Hughes got Thundering Surf up by a short-head to take the Carvill Shergar Cup Challenge from Mana D’Argent.

“I’ll be back next year!” said Jenkins. “A week ago I said that these two had never been better but as today got nearer I became less confident.

“I thought this horse might win last time out but it turned out to be a muddling sort of race. I thought that a mile and a half would suit him and today it has.

“I was a bit worried about the fast early pace in case he didn’t quite stay but it didn’t prove to be a problem.

“He always works well and everything went according to plan. I told Richard not to get there until a furlong out and it worked.

“Funnily enough if I could have picked the jockeys for each horse then Richard and Pat were the ones I would have chosen so we were lucky. I think it has been a super day with a good atmosphere.”

Mark Johnston, trainer of the runner-up, said: “That’s my second second of the afternoon - I think I had three last year when certainly Murghem and Littlepacepaddocks were both beaten in photographs.

“He’ll run in the Ebor as long as he gets in; it’s a pity that Tomasino is injured and won’t be able to run. But it’s only a minor fracture and he will be back.”


David Flores, previously sucecssful on Steenberg, completed a 119-1 double as Orientor came from last to first to win the closing sprint, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint, and, with overseas jockeys filling the first three places, the Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Team took the trophy by 125 to 115 points.

Orientor’s display was remarkable for he was last and adrift after a couple of furlongs.

But neither Flores nor Orientor’s trainer Jim Goldie was concerned. “That was the idea, to drop him out, as he ran too freely last time,” said the trainer. And Flores confirmed that he was simply riding to orders and that when he asked Orientor to pick up he simply flew.

“It has been a great day and a great honour to be able to ride here at a meeting like this. I would love to come back here again,” said Flores.

“The plan now is probably to run him in the Stanley Sprint Cup at Haydock,” said Jim Goldie. “We were hoping to run him in the Ayr Gold Cup, but I don’t think there will be much chance in him running in any more handicaps after this.”

“I think he is proably better at six furlongs than five, but he has such a lot of speed, as he showed when he picked up there.”

Jeff Thomson, the Australian former fast bowler, had been determined not to be the only man from his country to leave these shores this year without a trophy, not only managed the Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Team to victory but put the icing on his cake for the day by backing the last race winner at 14-1.



The consistent Pan Jammer went down by four lengths to Orientor in the finale, to the frustration of his trainer Mick Channon.

“He’s very consistent, he just needs to win sometime,” said Channon. “He was a bit disappointing at Newbury but got squeezed up that day.

“He’s very solid and had to beat Volata on the Haydock form. He needs really fast ground and it’s probably nearer good today. There’s a good race in him but he hasn’t had the conditions that he really needs and you also want a bit of luck in these sprints.

“We came here instead of a race in Ireland because we thought it would be very soft there. He is in a lot of good races, including the Haydock Sprint and a few races abroad, and would get seven furlongs.”


There is an intriguing contest for the feaure race on the card at Ascot tomorrow (Sunday), the £30,000-added Listed Amtico EBF Valiant Stakes(3.15pm) for mares and fillies, with the five-year-old Riberac being challenged by seven fillies who are two years younger than she.

But though she may be a lot older, Riberac is sure to be no pushover for her junior rivals, and to judge by the way in which she made just about all the running to win the William Hill Mile at Goodwood nine days ago by three and a half lengths from Wannabe Around.

Among Riberac’s rivals is Victoria Cross, who has not been seen since mid-May when she let down her admirers in the French 1,000 Guineas, from which race came the Coronation Stakes winner Banks Hill.

Before that Victoria Cross had been most impressive in winning a maiden race at the Craven meeting at Newmarket and she has been reported in good form on the gallops at home.

Even less exposed than Victoria Cross is Raajiya, who won a maiden race at Goodwood at the end of May on her only racecourse appearance.

Marcus Tregoning, who trains Raajiya, also runs Atamana in the opening Mail on Sunday Mile Handicap(2.15pm). Atamana, who was placed in her two starts last season, has also raced only once this year, getting the better of hot favourite Houseparty in a maiden race at Sandown last month.

Among her riavls is Venturer, who began his season by winning what is often regarded as a pointless non-event, the Whip at Newmarket in May, but has gone on to much better things than that and now carries top weight after his defeat of Royal Millennium at Goodwood.

Early Morning Mist, whose trainer Mark Johnston is a great Ascot supporter, won the two-year-old fillies’ maiden on the same card 12 months ago. She comes back to try her luck in the Andrex With Aloe Vera Handicap (2.45pm), while in the race which she won last season Leonica will be seeking to build on her second to the well-regarded Ya Hajar at the King George meeting.


Several horses have caught the eye of William Hills punters, beginning with Sir George Turner, who made his debut here last month and now bids to follow up his subsequent Leicester success by taking the Ritz Club Shergar Cup Juvenile (2.05pm), for which he has been backed from 11-4 to 2-1.

Honesty Fair is popular in the Ritz Club Shergar Cup Distaff (2.40pm) and had advanced from 7-2 to 11-4, and in the Carvill Shergar Cup Challenge (3.50pm) both Hills and Chandlers have had support for Nadour El Bahr, who is in to 5-2 from 3-1 with the latter and from 4-1 to 11-4 with Hills.

Hurricane Floyd has attracted good business for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint (4.25pm). Hills have him at 11-4 from 7-2 and Chandlers, who have also cut Pan Jammer from 9-1 to 7-1, have him at the same odds from the opening 7-2.

Pan Jammer was offered at 14-1 this morning by the day’s sponsors Blue Square.This was a much bigger price than that quoted by any other firm, and not surprisingly it has long since gone.

Blue Square have also had good money in the Distaff for Vita Spericolata, who is in by half a point to 3-1, and for Ghazal, who has been backed from 14-1 to 10-1.

Things have been fairly quiet with Ladbrokes, which they regard as a tribute to the open nature of the races in that nothing stands out to the professional eye.

However, they have laid a bet of £9,000 to £2,000 over Persiano in the opening ILPH Shergar Cup (1.30pm), though the same price is still available.

Nadour al Bahr was popular in the Carvill Shergar Cup before the withdrawal of Sarangani and has continued in demand since with 5-2 now the best price, and they are another firm to have had money for Hurricane Floyd, who is in to 3-1 from 4-1 in the Dubai Shergar Cup Sprint.

Coral have had money for Mugharreb in that race and have brought him in by a point to 3-1, and Stan James is yet another firm to have laid Hurricane Floyd, who is at 3-1 from 7-2 with them.

Stan James have also laid Sir George Turner from 11-4 to 5-2 in the Juvenile, and Vita Spericolata from 4-1 to 7-2 in the Distaff.


Team managers Vinnie Jones and Jeff Thomson warmed up for the Blue Square Shergar Cup by holding a sports masterclass in the Silver Ring, coaching several hundred budding footballers and cricketers. The leading four in each sport received signed cricket bats or footballs.

Jones, the renowned soccer hard man turned movie star, was in ebullient mood. Dressed in shades and a ‘Mean Machine’ top, he warned: “If I don’t win the racing I’ll win the fight!”

He is managing the Great Britain and Ireland team backed by Weatherbys and was presented by Johnny Weatherby, chairman of the sponsors and an Ascot Authority Trustee, with a detailed pedigree chart for his three-year-old Sixty Seconds, trained by John Gosden

Jones is great friends with Frankie Dettori, with both having the same agent, but the Italian is riding for the opposing Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Team.

“Frankie is my mate but not today,” added Jones. “I’m not speaking to him this afternoon.

“I did enjoy racing until my horse started going backwards, Frankie refuses to ride it now. I don’t enjoy gambling, especially when Frankie is on board.”

Jones posed for a photo with all the youngsters, many of them sporting the local Bracknell Town colours.

He then talked to the children about football and said: “I think the Mums and Dads better go away now. My advice when playing football is to enjoy it, try and win and have a bit of sportsmanship.

“I had none of them so don’t take me as a role model, that’s why I had to give up football and go into the movies.”

Further down the Silver Ring a hoarse Jeff Thomson, the Australian bowling legend, and his son Matthew gave helpful tips to some budding young England cricketers.

“I lost my voice at the draw on Thursday when standing out in the rain,” explained Thomson. “Although we’ve got a great bunch of jockeys there’s only one Aussie but we want to win.”

Reflecting on the Ashes Series, he added: “The good thing about playing against England is that you get plenty of time off for football and cricket.”


Class B, Rated Stakes Handicap, £45,100 guaranteed, for 4yo rated 0-100, 1m. Highest weight 9st 7lb, minimum weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner of a Class A to D race 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £22,250; 2nd: £7,518; 3rd: £4,009; 4th: £3,003; 5th: £2,408; 6th: £1,804; 7th: £1,501; 8th: £1,001; 9th: £802; 10th: £502

1) PERSIANO (Miss A. Church) James Fanshawe 6-9-07 Mick Kinane [9] 6/1
2) SMART RIDGE (Achilles International) Jamie Poulton 4-9-03 Mirco Demuro [3] 8/1
3) FREE RIDER (Jeff Smith) Ian Balding 4-9-05 Frankie Dettori [1] 16/1
4) FERZAO (Clive & Elaine Batt) Amanda Perrett t4-8-13 Kieren Fallon [8]
5) CALCUTTA (Catherine Corbett/Chris Wright) Barry Hills 5-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [5] 11/2JF
6) HIGHLAND REEL (Sir Gordon Brunton) David Elsworth 4-8-13 Gerald Mosse [2]
7) BRILLIANT RED (Marina George) Lydia Richards 8-9-03 Kevin Darley [4] 11/2JF
8) JEDEYDD (Aziz Merza) Ben Hanbury 4-8-11 Richard Hughes [6]
9) ICE (David Abell) Mark Johnston v5-8-13 Norihiro Yokoyama [10]
10) BEYOND THE CLOUDS (First Class Entertainment) John Wainwright 5-8-07 Craig Williams [7]

10 ran

Distances:.5, hd, hd, nk, 1, 5, 1.25, .5, 6 Time: 1m 42.68s

Breeder: Biddestone Stud Breeding:ch g Efisio - Persiandale (Persian Bold)

Totes: Win: £8.00; Places: £2.60; £4.10; £2.80 Exacta: £131.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation:Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Wins in a season (1990-2000):18:22:28:34:24:29:22:23:52:46:40 Number of horses in training (1990-2001): 32:51:78:71:82:76:62:59:58:65:98:87 Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl) Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait)

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph.Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (6) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (2001 Imagine), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (2001 Galileo), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Dewhurst Stakes (1994 Grand Lodge); July Cup (1999 Stravinsky); Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky); Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Dubai Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi) Blue Square Shergar Cup Winners (5): 1999 Lavery; 2000 Romanylei, Bernstein, Turnberry Isle; 2001 Persiano

First Race Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland 23 Team Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 17

Team’s Latest Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland Team 23 Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 17

2.05pm RITZ CLUB

Class B, Auction Race, £45,100 guaranteed, for 2yo which were sold or bought in as yearlings by public auction (under the hammer) or as 2yo at the “Breeze Up” sales for 75,000gns or less (the first sale to govern the price if sold more than once), 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: for each Class D race won 3lb; for each Class C race won 5lb; for each Class A or B race won 7lb (nursery handicaps excluded for the purposes of penalties). Allowances: horses sold or bought in for 65,000gns or less 1lb; for 55,000gns or less 2lb; for 45,000gns or less 3lb; for 35,000gns or less 4lb (allowances not cumilative) Penalty values: 1st: £22,250; 2nd: £7,518; 3rd: £4,009; 4th: £3,003; 5th: £2,408; 6th: £1,804; 7th: £1,501; 8th: £1,001; 9th: £802; 10th: £502

1) STEENBERG (Kenneth MacPherson) Mark Tompkins 2-8-12 David Flores [8] 7/1
2) SIR GEORGE TURNER (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [2] 2/1F
3) OCEAN SOUND (Belinda Harvey) Barry Hills 2-9-02 Pat Eddery [4] 16/1
4) MARTIN HOUSE (Michael Dawson) James Bethell 2-9-01 Richard Hughes [3]
5) PRINCE ATRAF (H Gooding) Rod Millman 2-9-01 Frankie Dettori [1]
6) PLATINUM DUKE (Platinum Racing Club Limited) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Kevin Darley [10]
7) YOUNG LION (Clive Brittain) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [6]
8) GOLD GUEST (John Guest) Mick Channon 2-9-02 Norihiro Yokoyama [9]
9) PRINCE DOMINO (Mrs Charles Sparrowhawk) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Craig Williams [5]
10) MAGIC TRICK (Lee Jackson) Barry Hills 2-9-01 Mirco Demuro [7]

10 ran

Distances: 2.5, nk, 1.5, 1.5, 1, 1.75, 1.25, 5, 18 Time: 1m 31.37s

Breeder:B Ryan Breeding:ch c Flying Spur (AUS) - Kip’s Sister (Cawston’s Clown)

Totes: Win: £11.10; Places: £2.70; £1.50; £3.00 Exacta: £27.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Tompkins, Mark Harding; Date of Birth: 7/4/51;Date of first licence: 1979; Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Walter Wharton, Willie Musson and Ryan Jarvis Number of horses in training (1983-2001): 34:46:35:57:49:57:71:98:98:93:72:74:76:65:75:65:69:75:58 Wins in a season(1982- 2000):12:17:13:17:19:24:16:44:46:42;42:28:35:23:23:26:24:21:10 Major wins include: St Leger (1993 Bob’s Return), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1993 Bob’s Return), Strensall Stakes (1996 Even Top), Lingfield Derby Trial (1993 Bob’s Return) Trains at Flint Cottage Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk

Winning Jockey: Name: Flores, David Born: Tijuana in Mexico on February 5, 1968 First winner: Caliente track on March 5, 1984, and that year set an apprentice record for the course with 61 wins Based: California Major wins include: UAE Derby (2001 Express Tour), Godolphin Mile (2001 Festival Of Light), Hollywood Gold Cup (1996 Siphon), Santa Anita Handicap (1997 Siphon) Other details: Rode his 2,000th winner on Timber Baron at Santa Anita on October 27, 1999, and won more races than any other rider on the South Californian circuit in 1999. Rides for Godolphin in USA. Number of Blue Square Shergar Cup Winners (1): 2001 Steenberg First British Winner

Second Race Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland 22 Team Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 18

Team’s Latest Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland Team 45 Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 35


Class B, Rated Stakes Handicap, £50,000 guaranteed, for 3yo+ rated 0-105, 6f. Highest weight 9st 9lb, minimum weight 8st 9lb, 3yo 8st 5lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner of a Class A to D race 3lb. Weight for age 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty values: 1st: £25,000; 2nd: £8,500; 3rd: £4,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £2,500; 6th: £2,000; 7th: £1,500; 8th: £1,000; 9th: £800; 10th: £500

1) FLYING MILLIE (John Guest) Ralph Beckett 3-8-08 Gerald Mosse [10] 6/1
2) GHAZAL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-09 Mirco Demuro [6] 12/1
3) HONESTY FAIR (P and S Partnership) Jeremy Glover 4-9-04 Johnny Murtagh [3] 9/2 JF
4) MAGIC OF LOVE (Maureen Buckley) Michael Bell 4-9-04 Frankie Dettori [2]
5) COTTON HOUSE (Michael Foy) Mick Channon 4-9-09 Pat Eddery [7]
6) DAMALIS (Liam & Tony Ferguson) Eric Alston 5-9-08 Norihiro Yokoyama [8]
7) SCARLETT RIBBON (Rogan Angelini-Hurll) Peter Makin 4-9-00 David Flores [1]
8) MUJADO (Lael Stable) William Haggas t3-8-11 Kevin Darley [4]
9) KASHRA (K Towey) Mark Johnston 4-8-09 Kieren Fallon [5]
10) VITA SPERICOLATA (The Blue Check Partnership) John Wainwright v4-9-06 Mick Kinane [9] 9/2JF

10 ran

Distances: hd, .5, .5, nk, sh, 3.5, hd, 4, 4 Time: 1m 16.19s

Breeder: John Guest Breeding: b f Flying Spur (AUS) - Sweet Pleasure (Sweet Revenge)

Totes: Win: £6.00; Places: £1.40; £2.90; £2.200 Exacta: £78.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Beckett, Ralph Based: Windsor House Stables, Lambourn Born: 24/6/1971 Date of first trainers licence: November 1999. Formerly assistant to Peter Walwyn.Also spent time with David Loder, Colin Hayes (Aus), Arthur Moore (Ire), Martin Pipe, Jimmy Fitzgerald and Tommy Skiffington (USA) Horses in training (2001): 30 Wins last season: 8

Winning jockey:-Name: Mosse, Gerald Date of birth: 3/1/68 Apprenticeship: With Patrick Biancone. Major wins include: Coronation Stakes (1993 Gold Splash), St James’s Palace Stakes (1999 Sendawar), Prix du Jockey-Club (1994 Celtic Arms, 1996 Ragmar), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1990 Saumarez), Prix de Diane (1988 Resless Kara, 1993 Shemaka, 1997 Vereva, 1999 Daryaba); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1999 Sendawar, 1997 Daylami, 1996 Ashkalani); Prix Vermeille (1994 Sierra Madre, 1999 Daryaba); Prix Lupin (1994 Celtic Arms); Prix Ganay (1996 Valanour, 1999 Dark Moondancer); Prix du Moulin (1996 Ashkalani, 1999 Sendawar); Prix Jean Prat (1990 Priolo; 2000 Suances); Grand Prix de Paris (1995 Valanour); Prix Morny (1988 Tersa, 1991 Arazi, 2000 Bad As I Wanna Be); Criterium de Saint-Cloud (1989 Intimiste); Prix Marcel Boussac (1993 Sierra Madre); Prix Robert Papin (1991 Arazi); Prix de la Salamandre (1991 Arazi); Prix du Moulin (1991 Priolo); Prix du Cadran (1999 Tajoun), Prix Royal Oak (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Tiraaz), Hong Kong Cup (1999 Jim And Tonic), Prix d’Ispahan (2000 Sendawar), Nunthorpe Stakes (2000 Nuclear Debate), Dubai Duty Free (2001 Jim And Tonic) Other details: Former French champion apprentice Number of Blue Square Shergar Cup Wins (1): 2001 Flying Millie

Third Race Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland 10 Team Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 30

Team’s Latest Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland Team 55 Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 65


Class B, Rated Stakes Handicap, £50,000 guaranteed, for 4yo+ rated 0-100, 2m. Highest weight 9st 7lb, minimum weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner of a Class A to D race 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £25,000; 2nd: £8,500; 3rd: £4,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £2,500; 6th: £2,000; 7th: £1,500; 8th: £1,000; 9th: £800; 10th: £500

1) MOON EMPEROR (Christopher Shankland/Robert Ellis) John Jenkins 4-9-03 Pat Eddery [4] 14/1
2) FIRST BALLOT (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 5-9-08 Mirco Demuro [9] 11/4F
3) GIVE NOTICE (Ian Stewart-Brown) John Dunlop 4-8-12 Richard Hughes [10] 13/2
4) HEROS FATAL (Frank Farrant) Martin Pipe 7-9-04 David Flores[7]
5) COURT SHAREEF (Derek & Cheryl Holder) Richard Price 6-8-10 Kevin Darley [8]
6) WAVE OF OPTIMISM (Wave of Optimism Partnership) Lydia Pearce 6-9-01 Norihiro Yokoyama [5]
7) TEMPLE WAY (The Queen) Roger Charlton b5-9-01 Johnny Murtagh [6]
8) WHITEFOOT (Gary Tanaka) Gerard Butler 4-9-07 Mick Kinane [1]
9) VIRGIN SOLDIER (David Abell) MarkJohnston v5-8-12 Gerald Mosse [2]
10) SPIRIT OF LOVE (Andrew Reid) Andrew Reid 6-8-11 Craig Williams [3]

10 ran

Distances: 1, nk, .75, 3.5, 1, sh, 1.5, .75, 14 Time: 3m 33.76s

Breeder: Fares Stables Ltd Breeding: b g Emperor Jones (USA) - Sir Hollow (USA) (Sir Ivor)

Totes: Win: £18.40 Places: £3.90; £1.90; £2.20 Exacta: £53.40

Winning trainer:Name:-Jenkins, John Renfield Date of Birth:10/10/47 Date of first licence:1979 Previous occupation:Jump jockey Wins in a season: (1990-2000): Horses in training: (2001): 40 Wins last season: 12 Best horses trained: Ayyabaan, Great Light, Beat The Retreat, Wing And A Prayer, Kyoto, Top Spin, Grey Salute, Go South, Hornbeam

Winning jockey:-Name: Eddery, Patrick James John.Born:County Galway, Ireland, 18/3/52 Apprenticeship: Frenchie Nicholson 1967-72.First winner: Alvaro (Epsom 24/4/69) Classic wins: (14) Vodafone Derby (1975 Grundy, 1982 Golden Fleece, 1990 Quest For Fame); Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1996 Bosra Sham), Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1983 Lomond, 1984 El Gran Senor, 1993 Zafonic); Pertemps St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1991 Toulon, 1994 Moonax, 1997 Silver Patriarch); Vodafone Oaks (1974 Polygamy, 1979 Scintillate, 1996 Lady Carla). Other major wins include: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1980 Detroit, 1985 Rainbow Quest, 1986 Dancing Brave, 1987 Trempolino), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1975 Grundy, 1986 Dancing Brave); Breeders’ Cup Turf (1985 Pebbles), Breeders’ Cup Sprint (1991 Sheikh Albadou), Dubai Champion Stakes (1976 Vitiges, 1985 Pebbles, 1996 Bosra Sham), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse, 1981 King’s Lake, 1988 Warning, 1992 Marling, 1994 Distant View), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1995 Sunshack, 1986 Sister Estephe, 1985 Rainbow Quest, 1978 Crow), Ascot Gold Cup (1972 Erimo Hawk, 1997 Celeric), Coronation Stakes (1988 Magic of Life); St James’s Palace Stakes (1976 Radetzsky, 1980 Posse, 1988 Persian Heights); Eclipse (1974 Coup de Feu, 1983 Solford, 1984 Sadler’s Wells); July Cup (1982 Sharpo, 1995 Lake Coniston); Juddmonte International (1981 Beldale Flutter, 1982 Assert, 1983 Caerleon, 1998 One So Wonderful); Yorkshire Oaks (1975 May Hill, 1977 Busaca); Nunthorpe Stakes (1980, 1981 Sharpo, 1989 Cadeaux Genereux, 1991 Sheikh Albadou); Haydock Sprint Cup (1976 Token, 1988 Dowsing, 1989 Danehill); Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1987 Milligram, 1988 Warning, 1993 Bigstone); Middle Park Stakes (1973 Habat, 1977 Formidable, 1984 Bassenthwaite, 1999 Primo Valentino); Dewhurst Stakes (1992 Zafonic, 1993 Grand Lodge); Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy); Fillies’ Mile (1995 Bosra Sham); Irish Derby (1975 Grundy, 1984 El Gran Senor, 1985 Law Society, 1993 Commander In Chief); Irish 2,000 Guineas (1975 Grundy, 1981 King’s Lake, 1990 Tirol); Irish Oaks (1986 Colorspin, 1993 Wemyss Bight, 1994 Bolas); Irish St Leger (1985 Leading Counsel, 1994 Moonax); Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1990 Houseproud); Prix du Jockey-Club (1983 Caerleon, 1988 Hours After, 1990 Sanglamore); Prix Royal-Oak (1983 Old Country); Celebration Mile (2000 Medicean), Prix de la Foret (2000 Indian Lodge), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy); Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (2001 Right Wing), John Porter Stakes (2001 Lucido), Jockey Club Stakes (2001 Millenary). Wins (1984-2000):107,162,176,195,183,171,209,165,178,169,154,125,186,116,104,104,127 Number of Blue square Shergar Cup Winners (1): 2001 Moon Emperor

Fourth Race Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland 25 Team Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 15

Team’s Latest Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland Team 80 Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 80


Class B, Rated Stakes Handicap, £45,100 guaranteed, for 4yo+ rated 0-100, 1m 4f. Highest weight 9st 7lb, minimum weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner of a Class A to D race 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £22,550; 2nd: £7,518; 3rd: £4,009; 4th: £3,003; 5th: £2,408.34; 6th: £1,804; 7th: £1,501; 8th: £1,001; 9th: £802; 10th: £502

1) THUNDERING SURF (C N & Mrs J . Wright) John Jenkins 4-8-09 Richard Hughes [7] 8/1
2) MANA D'ARGENT (Daniel Couper) Mark Johnston 4-8-08 v1 David Flores [4] 7/1
3) NADOUR AL BAHR (Terry Mills) Terry Mills 6-8-13 Kevin Darley [2] 2/1F
4) INIGO JONES (Karyl Harris) Peter Harris 5-9-00 Pat Eddery [3]
5) HAMBLEDEN (Stag and Huntsman) Michael Jarvis 4-8-12 Gerald Mosse [10]
6) HANNIBAL LAD (John Pugh) Mark Brisbourne 5-8-13 Frankie Dettori [1]
7) FLOSSY (Guy Reed) Chris Thornton 5-9-07 Mick Kinane [8]
8) CRACOW (Nick Browne) John Hills 4-9-02 Mirco Demuro [9]
9) OPTIMAITE (Always Hopeful Partnership) Rod Millman t4-8-11 Craig Williams [6]

9 ran non-runner: Sarangani (vet’s certificate)

Distances: sh, nk, 1, .5, 1, 2.5, hd, 3 Time: 2m 34.09s

Breeder: C N & J C Wright Breeding: b c Lugana Beach - Thunder Bug (USA) (Secreto (USA))

Totes: Win: £13.20; Places: £3.30; £1.90; £1.30 Exacta: £49.70

Winning trainer:Name:-Jenkins, John Renfield Date of Birth:10/10/47 Date of first licence:1979 Previous occupation:Jump jockey Wins in a season: (1990-2000): Horses in training: (2001): 40 Wins last season: 12 Best horses trained: Ayyabaan, Great Light, Beat The Retreat, Wing And A Prayer, Kyoto, Top Spin, Grey Salute, Go South, Hornbeam Second win of the 2001 Blue Square Shergar Cup

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. Wins(1990-2000):19,30,35,38,19,68,62,33,55,95,102 Major wins include: Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm); Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Cambridgeshire (1995 Cap Juluca), Stewards’ Cup (1995 Shikari’s Son, 1999 Harmonic Way, 2000 Tayseer), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town, Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), 2001 Clearing), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2001 King’s Ironbridge), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Prix D’Isphan (2001 Observatory) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla for 2001 season Number of Blue Square Shergar Cup Winners (1): 2001 Thundering Surf

Fifrth Race Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland 27 Team Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 13

Team’s Latest Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland Team 107 Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 93

Class B, £100,000 guaranteed, for 3yo, 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: after August 1, a winner of a Group Three race 4lb, of a Group Two race 6lb, of a Group One race 8lb. Penalty values: 1st: £50,000; 2nd: £18,000; 3rd: £10,000; 4th: £6,500; 5th: £5,000; 6th: £4,000; 7th: £3,000; 8th: £2,000; 9th: £1,000; 10th: £500

1) ORIENTOR (S Bruce) Jim Goldie 3-8-12 David Flores [9] 14/1
2) PAN JAMMER (Lynn Bell) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Norihiro Yokoyama [7] 8/1
3) JENTZEN (Jeffen Racing) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Craig Williams [6] 12/1
4) PALANZO (Karyl Harris) Peter Harris 3-8-12 Johnny Murtagh 10/1 [5]
5) HURRICANE FLOYD (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-12 Mick Kinane [2] 3/1JF
6) VOLATA (John Ellis) Mark Tompkins 3-9-02 Pat Eddery [4]
7) ROMANTIC MYTH (Terry Holdcroft) Tim Easterby 3-8-07 Kieren Fallon [3]
8) BOUNCING BOWDLER (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 3-9-04 Gerald Mosse [10]
9) MUGHARREB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ben Hanbury 3-8-12 Richard Hughes [8] 3/1JF
10) CHARLIE PARKES (Joseph Heler) Alan Berry 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [1]

10 ran

Distances: 4, sh, nk, 1, 1, 1.5, 3, 5, 5 Time: 1m 15.15s

Breeder: R T & Mrs Watson Breeding: b c Inchinor - Orient (Bay Express)

Totes: Win: £16.80; Places: £3.30; £2.10; £2.60 Exacta: £133.00

Winning trainer:- Name Goldie, James Sloan Based: Libo Hill Farm, Uplawmoor, Glasgow Born: December 30, 1955 Business Interests: Garden fencing Career: Rode between 1970 and 1975. Worked for T Goldie for 10 years Date of First Trainer’s Licence: March 1992 Best Horses Trained: Dawadar, Valiant Dash, Red Tempest Wins Last Season: 28 Horses in Training 2001: 29

Winning Jockey: Name: Flores, David Born: Tijuana in Mexico on February 5, 1968 First winner: Caliente track on March 5, 1984, and that year set an apprentice record for the course with 61 wins Based: California Major wins include: UAE Derby (2001 Express Tour), Godolphin Mile (2001 Festival Of Light), Hollywood Gold Cup (1996 Siphon), Santa Anita Handicap (1997 Siphon) Other details: Rode his 2,000th winner on Timber Baron at Santa Anita on October 27, 1999, and won more races than any other rider on the South Californian circuit in 1999. Rides for Godolphin in USA. Number of Blue Square Shergar Cup Winners (1): 2001 Steenberg, Orientor Leading rider at the 2001 Blue Square Shergar Cup with two wins (45 points in total)

Sixth Race Score
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland Team 8
Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 32

Team’s Final Scores
Weatherbys Great Britain & Ireland Team 115
Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team 125

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