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Thursday, August 9, 2001



David Flores is delighted to make his first visit to Britain to take part in the Blue Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

He flew into Heathrow at 6am this morning after starting his journey in California where he is based.

Flores commented: "This is my first visit to Britain and so far it looks great. It's different and nice.

"I managed to get about an hour's sleep on the plane. I didn't want to sleep too much because I want to be out for tonight to be ready for tomorrow - I am looking forward to a good sleep tonight.

"I am happy ride here - it is a privilege for me. In Dubai (at the Dubai World Cup Meeting on March 24) I did great - it was my biggest night - when riding the first two winners.

"Sheikh Mohammed, Simon (Crisford) and Saeed (bin Suroor) are great people. I am happy to ride anytime, anywhere. It is a pleasure and an honour to be involved in this jockeys' challenge.

"I've had a good start at the current Del Mar meeting, which is only in its third week, with 14 winners. I rode a filly called Tempera for Godolphin to win a stakes race impressively on Saturday - she'll probably be in the Breeders' Cup.

"I miss a pretty good week at Del Mar but I can always go back and do well. I fly back on Monday. I look forward to having a good time here and doing well."

Flores will have at least one ride at Newmarket tomorrow evening - Beautifultommorrow in the 7.15pm - and will ride out for Godolphin on Saturday morning.

He added: "I will be happy to ride all the horses possible. Two things are different here - the stretch is uphill at Ascot and you go the other way around. The horses know their way - I hope they take me there. I've had good advice. I will be saving some horse for the end but otherwise the differences are just little things."

He then goes to Sweden on Sunday where he has a book of four rides, including Rickard in the Swedish Derby.


Champion jockey Kevin Darley, who captains the Weatherbys Great Britain and Ireland riders, and team-mate Richard Hughes are both greatly looking forward to competing in the Blue Square Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

Speaking en route to Haydock, Darley said: "I'm looking forward to it and I'm sure that it will be a big day. It's a great opportunity for the foreign riders to compete against the best jockeys in England and Ireland and it's going to be very competitive racing.

"Ascot's not the easiest of tracks so hopefully we'll be able to have a hand in tactics and whatever else is involved to try and show them how it's ridden.

"I haven't spoken to the manager (Vinnie Jones) yet but I'm sure we'll be having some sort of debate in the next couple of days to get a game plan together. I've only just found out what I'm riding so I'll digest that, but hopefully I'll be able to ride the team a couple of winners."

Richard Hughes, who was also riding at Haydock, added: "It should be a good day. The atmosphere is going to be fantastic and there are a lot of good jockeys there.

"The jockeys who are getting very close near the end will be playing cat and mouse with the field. There's great prize money so every jockey will be doing his utmost best. I've met Vinnie Jones before and he's a good fellow although I wouldn't mess with him!

"Apart from the bans it's been a great season and long may it continue - it would be great to ride a winner at this meeting."

Hughes partners Mugharreb, the current 3/1 favourite with Blue Square, in the concluding Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint and the Irishman added: "Mugharreb would have a right chance, he's a very consistent horse and was second last time.

"Jentzen would be the one to beat although it's wide open and I wouldn't swap my mount for anything else. Fortunately I've got a day off tomorrow before the big day so I'll be nice and fresh."

Norihiro Yokoyama

Norihiro Yokoyama will be riding in Britain for the first time on Saturday in the Blue Shergar Cup at Ascot. He has visited Britain before to go to Tattersalls Sales in Newmarket.

He said: "I have ridden in Hong Kong and Deauville, as well as against overseas jockeys in Japan.

"I always enjoy jockeys' competitions - they are good things because I can learn from foreign jockeys and they can learn from Japanese jockeys.

"I have been watching videos of the big races at Ascot. It is not that much different riding a race in other countries - the one thing I have to worry about is where is the winning post? I have jockey friends who have competed at this racecourse and I believe I have good knowledge of Ascot.

"I am confident in myself about riding here. I am not worrying but I will walk the course."

Norihiro Yokoyama returns to Japan on Sunday. He is missing plenty of rides back home this weekend.

He commented: "I came here because I am more interested in the Blue Square Shergar Cup than the the usual racing in Japan. I am expecting to learn a lot from this competition which is a great opportunity for me and I would like to win..

"I have had 62 winners in Japan so far this year and I am in the top five of jockeys riding there. We have a Group One two-mile race and I have won it and so has my father!"

Race 1 (1.30pm)
The ILPH Shergar Cup Mile
Class B, one mile, 4yo+ rated 0-100, £45,000

Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Jockeys = (DDFRWJ)

No / Form / Horse / Draw / Age / Wt / Owner/ Trainer / Jockey / Odds
1)0-U0260 PERSIANO (9) 6-9-07 Miss A. Church James Fanshawe Mick Kinane 9/2JF

2)0-63405 FREE RIDER (1) 4-9-05 Jeff Smith Ian Balding Frankie Dettori 12/1 (DDFRWJ)

3)051046 BRILLIANT RED (4) 8-9-03 Mrs M J George Lydia Richards Kevin Darley 9/2 JF

4)605626 SMART RIDGE (3) 4-9-03 Achilles International Jamie Poulton Mirco Demuro 11/2 (DDFRWJ)

5)210000 CALCUTTA (5) 5-9-00 Catherine Corbett/Chris Wright Barry Hills Johnny Murtagh 8/1

6)00-6014 ICE (10) (v) 5-8-13 David Abell Mark Johnston Norihiro Yokoyama 8/1 (DDFRWJ)

7)120050 FERZAO (IRE) (8) (t) 4-8-13 Clive & Elaine Batt Amanda Perrett Kieren Fallon 10/1

8)000300 HIGHLAND REEL (2) 4-8-13 Sir Gordon Brunton David Elsworth Gerald Mosse 7/1 (DDFRWJ)

9)216220 JEDEYDD (6) 4-8-11 Aziz Merza Ben Hanbury Richard Hughes 7/1

10)4-26000 *BOLD KING (7) 6-8-09 Farleigh Court Racing P'ship John Hills Craig Williams 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

R1)011340 BEYOND THE CLOUDS 5-8-07 First Class Entertainment John Wainwright

R2)202060 INTRICATE WEB (IRE) 5-8-07 Morris, Oliver, Pierce Eric Alston

*May be subject to withdrawal by tomorrow unless substantial rain.

Pat Eddery
David Flores

1 / 2 Weatherbys Great Britain and Ireland
6/4 Dubai Duty Free Rest Of The World Team

Race 2 (2.05pm)
The Ritz Club Shergar Cup Juvenile
Class B, 7f, 2yo, £45,000

Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Jockeys = (DDFRWJ)

No / Form / Horse / Draw / Age / Wt / Owner/ Trainer / Jockey / Odds
1)160225 GOLD GUEST (9) 2-9-02 John Guest Mick Channon Norihiro Yokoyama 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

2)03120 OCEAN SOUND (4) 2-9-02 Belinda Harvey Barry Hills Pat Eddery 10/1

3)31343 MAGIC TRICK (7) 2-9-01 Lee Jackson Barry Hills Mirco Demuro 12/1 (DDFRWJ)

4)1 MARTIN HOUSE (3) 2-9-01 Michael Dawson James Bethell Richard Hughes 5/1

5)133 PRINCE ATRAF(1) 2-9-01 H Gooding Rod Millman Frankie Dettori 20/1 (DDFRWJ)

6)22512 PLATINUM DUKE (10) 2-8-12 Platinum Racing Club Limited Kevin Ryan Kevin Darley 16/1

7)212 PRINCE DOMINO (5) 2-8-12 Mrs Charles Sparrowhawk Richard Hannon Craig Williams 4/1 (DDFRWJ)

8)31 SIR GEORGE TURNER (2) 2-8-12 Paul Dean Mark Johnston Johnny Murtagh 10/3F

9)42 STEENBERG (IRE) (8) 2-8-12 Kenneth MacPherson Mark Tompkins David Flores 5/1 (DDFRWJ)

10)030113 YOUNG LION (6) 2-8-12 Clive Brittain Clive Brittain Kieren Fallon 8/1

R1)363 PRINCE TULUM (USA) 2-8-12 P L Williams Nick Littmoden

R2)43 ESTEEMED MASTER (USA)2-8-12 Trik Bas Mal Gerard Butler

Mick Kinane
Gerald Mosse

Race 3 (2.40pm)
The Ritz Club Shergar Cup Distaff
Class B, 6f, 3yo+ fillies and mares rated 0-105 , £50,000

Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Jockeys = (DDFRWJ)

No / Form / Horse / Draw / Age / Wt / Owner/ Trainer / Jockey / Odds
1)544004 COTTON HOUSE (7) 4-9-09 Michael Foy Mick Channon Pat Eddery 14/1

2)103032 DAMALIS (IRE) (8) 5-9-08 Liam & Tony Ferguson Eric Alston Norihiro Yokoyama 8/1 (DDFRWJ)

3)204311 VITA SPERICOLATA(9)(v) 4-9-06 The Blue Check Partnership John Wainwright Mick Kinane 7/2F

4)0-50623 MAGIC OF LOVE (2) 4-9-04 Maureen Buckley Michael Bell Frankie Dettori 7/1 (DDFRWJ)

5)000015 HONESTY FAIR (3) 4-9-04 P and S Partnership Jeremy Glover Johnny Murtagh 4/1

6)10/250- SCARLETT RIBBON (1)4-9-00 R Angelini-Hurll Peter Makin David Flores 12/1 (DDFRWJ)

7)10-0015 MUJADO (IRE) (4) (t) 3-8-11 Lael Stable William Haggas Kevin Darley 7/1

8)21-0 GHAZAL (USA) (6) 3-8-09 Hamdan Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute Mirco Demuro 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

9)2066-06 KASHRA (IRE) (5) 4-8-09 K Towey Mark Johnston Kieren Fallon 14/1

10)60-5013 FLYING MILLIE (10) 3-8-08 John Guest Ralph Beckett Gerald Mosse 5/1 (DDFRWJ)

R1)132-002 ANNETTE VALLON (IRE)4-8-09Mrs Karyl Harris Peter Harris

R2)50-2010 GLOWING 6-8-09 Peters Friends James Fanshawe

Richard Hughes
Craig Williams

Race 4 (3.15pm)
The Millennium and Copthorne
Shergar Cup Stayers
Class B, two miles, 4yo+ rated 0-100, £50,000

Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Jockeys = (DDFRWJ)

No / Form / Horse / Draw / Age / Wt / Owner/ Trainer / Jockey / Odds
1)3-12231 FIRST BALLOT (9) 5-9-08 Jeff Smith David Elsworth Mirco Demuro 11/4F (DDFRWJ)

2)05-0565 WHITEFOOT (1) 4-9-07 Gary A Tanaka Gerard Butler Mick Kinane 20/1

3)53/301-3 HEROS FATAL (FR) (7) 7-9-04 Frank A. Farrant Martin Pipe David Flores 10/3 (DDFRWJ)

4)(6)55624 MOON EMPEROR (4) 4-9-03 Christopher Shankland/Robert Ellis John Jenkins Pat Eddery 12/1

5)00026-3 *WAVE OF OPTIMISM (5)6-9-01Wave of Optimism Partnership Lydia Pearce Norihiro Yokoyama 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

6)2105-50 TEMPLE WAY (6) (bl) 5-9-01 The Queen Roger Charlton Johnny Murtagh 6/1

7)100404 VIRGIN SOLDIER (2) (v) 5-8-12 David Abell MarkJohnston Gerald Mosse 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

8)00-2450 GIVE NOTICE (10) 4-8-12 Ian Stewart-Brown John Dunlop Richard Hughes 5/1

9)(6)-(2)(6)0D6 SPIRIT OF LOVE (3) 6-8-11 Andrew Reid Andrew Reid Craig Williams 20/1 (DDFRWJ)

10)041020 COURT SHAREEF (8) 6-8-10 Derek & Cheryl Holder Richard Price Kevin Darley 10/1

R1)0001-60 LOOP THE LOUP 5-8-09 John and Barbara Cotton Mary Reveley

R2)600104 LEMON BRIDGE 6-8-07 Lemon Connections Conrad Allen

*May be subject to withdrawal by tomorrow unless substantial rain.

Frankie Dettori
Kieren Fallon

Race 5 (3.50pm)
The Carvill Shergar Cup Challenge
Class B, 1m 4f, 4yo+ rated 0-100, £45,000

Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Jockeys = (DDFRWJ)

No / Form / Horse / Draw / Age / Wt / Owner/ Trainer / Jockey / Odds
1)550540 FLOSSY (8) 5-9-07 Guy Reed Chris Thornton Mick Kinane 10/1

2)032030 CRACOW (IRE) (9) 4-9-02 Nick Browne John Hills Mirco Demuro 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

3)14560-0 INIGO JONES (IRE)(3) 5-9-00 Karyl Harris Peter Harris Pat Eddery 8/1

4)(3)41146 HANNIBAL LAD (1) 5-8-13 John Pugh Mark Brisbourne Frankie Dettori 6/1 (DDFRWJ)

5)060421 NADOUR AL BAHR (2) 6-8-13 Terry Mills Terry Mills Kevin Darley 7/2F

6)4-21653 HAMBLEDEN (10) 4-8-12 Stag and Huntsman Michael Jarvis Gerald Mosse 4/1 (DDFRWJ)

7)016331 SARANGANI (5) (t) 5-8-12 Exors of late Mr Robert Hitchins Ian Balding Kieren Fallon 8/1

8)06-0162 OPTIMAITE (6) (t) 4-8-11 Always Hopeful Partnership Rod Millman Craig Williams 12/1 (DDFRWJ)

9)2-42426 THUNDERING SURF (7)4-8-09 C N & Mrs J . Wright John Jenkins Richard Hughes 8/1

10)040225 MANA D'ARGENT (4) (v)4-8-08 Daniel A Couper Mark Johnston David Flores 9/1 (DDFRWJ)


R1)126-201 OCTAVIUS CAESAR (t) 4-8-07 Sir George Meyrick Paul Cole

R2)0-04064 LIVIUS (IRE) 7-8-05 George Taiano and Partners Chris Dwyer

Johnny Murtagh
Norihiro Yokoyama

Race 6 (4.25pm)
The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint
Class B, 6f, 3yo, £100,000

Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Jockeys = (DDFRWJ)

No / Form / Horse / Draw / Age / Wt / Owner/ Trainer / Jockey / Odds
1)211-003 BOUNCING BOWDLER (10)3-9-04 Paul Dean Mark Johnston Gerald Mosse 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

2)10-0110 VOLATA (IRE) (4) 3-9-02 John Ellis Mark Tompkins Pat Eddery 4/1

3)22-1600 CHARLIE PARKES (1) 3-8-12 Joseph Heler Alan Berry Frankie Dettori 25/1 (DDFRWJ)

4)140-266 HURRICANE FLOYD (2)3-8-12 Lucayan Stud Jeremy Noseda Mick Kinane 7/2

5)1-41310 JENTZEN (USA) (6) 3-8-12 Jeffen Racing Richard Hannon Craig Williams 8/1 (DDFRWJ)

6)3-1632 MUGHARREB (USA) (8) 3-8-12 Hamdan Al Maktoum Ben Hanbury Richard Hughes 3/1

7)433100 ORIENTOR (9) 3-8-12 S Bruce Jim Goldie David Flores 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

8)521220 PALANZO (IRE) (5) 3-8-12 Karyl Harris Peter Harris Johnny Murtagh 10/1

9)403535 PAN JAMMER (7) 3-8-12 Lynn Bell Mick Channon Norihiro Yokoyama 10/1 (DDFRWJ)

10)450-050 ROMANTIC MYTH (3) 3-8-07 Terry Holdcroft Tim Easterby Kieren Fallon 14/1

R1)2-20506 THREEZEDZZ (bl) 3-8-12 Steve Evans Jonny Portman

R2)112-206 BLUE REIGNS 3-8-12 J R Salter Nick Littmoden

Kevin Darley
Mirco Demuro


James Eustace

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 9th August 2001, considered an appeal lodged by James Eustace, the trainer of SALUTE (IRE), placed second in the H & K Commissions Nursery Handicap Stakes on 27th July 2001, against the decision of the Newmarket Stewards to find that FAIRY MONARCH (IRE), placed first, had accidentally interfered with SALUTE (IRE), that the interference had not improved FAIRY MONARCH (IRE)'s placing, and to leave the placings unaltered.

The Committee heard evidence from Eustace, Jason Tate, the rider of SALUTE (IRE) and Kieren Fallon, the rider of FAIRY MONARCH (IRE). It also viewed video recordings of the race.

Having considered the evidence, the Committee found that FAIRY MONARCH (IRE) had interfered with SALUTE (IRE) and that the interference was accidental.

The Committee was not satisfied that FAIRY MONARCH (IRE) had improved his placing in respect of the interference with SALUTE (IRE). It therefore dismissed the appeal and confirmed the placings of FAIRY MONARCH (IRE) first and SALUTE (IRE) second. It ordered the deposit to be returned.

David McCabe

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 9th August 2001, held an enquiry to establish whether or not David McCabe, the rider of BLAIR (IRE) had committed a breach of Rule 153(iii) of the Rules of Racing concerning his riding in The Get Best Odds With The Racecourse Bookmakers Selling Handicap Stakes at Nottingham on 28th July. This matter was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club by the Nottingham Stewards following their enquiry of the same day because McCabe had been suspended from riding for 17 days for interference within the previous twelve months.

The Committee considered evidence from McCabe. It also viewed video recordings of the race.

The Committee accepted an admission from McCabe that BLAIR (IRE) had interfered with ACQUITTAL (IRE), ridden by Adrian McCarthy, and that the interference was caused by careless riding on the part of McCabe in that he allowed the gelding to drift towards the inside rail without attempting to straighten it up.

Taking into account that McCabe had been suspended for 17 days for interference since 3rd January 2001, it suspended him from riding for 17 days, of which 4 will be deferred until 8th November 2001. The suspension will commence on Friday 17th August to Wednesday 29th August inclusive.


Ten times Champion Sire SADLER'S WELLS looks set to dominate the forthcoming Tattersalls Houghton Yearling Sale with 27 yearlings out of a total of 190 catalogued for the three day sale in Newmarket (October 2nd - 4th).

The 27 yearlings comprise 16 colts and 11 fillies including the colt out of Champion racemare BOSRA SHAM, and the three parts brother to Group 1 winner and 2001 Classic placed filly CRYSTAL MUSIC, both to be sold by last year's sale topping consignors Watership Down Stud. Among the 11 SADLER'S WELLS fillies are the own sister to leading St Leger prospect XTRA, and the three parts sister to top Californian performer THADY QUILL out of a half sister to dual Classic winner BALANCHINE.

In total there are own or half brothers and sisters to no less than 99 Group/Listed winners catalogued including the half - brother to Vodafone Derby winner OATH from the first crop of Champion Miler DESERT PRINCE, the POLISH PRECEDENT three parts brother to Group 1 Darley July Cup winner MOZART, the SINGSPIEL half - brother to the multiple Group 1 winning duo KAYF TARA and OPERA HOUSE, and the ZAFONIC half - brother to top sire GRAND LODGE.

In addition to the cream of the European yearling crop, this year's Houghton catalogue also features yearlings by 24 of the top USA based sires, headed by Champion sire DANZIG and also including global stars DIESIS, GONE WEST, KINGMAMBO, NUREYEV, RAHY, SAINT BALLADO, SEATTLE SLEW, SEEKING THE GOLD, SILVER HAWK, SPINNING WORLD, and SWAIN.

The Houghton catalogue is now available directly from Tattersalls and can also be viewed on the Tattersalls website, www.tattersalls.com.


Trainer Mick Quinn has spoken for the first time since his ban from training was reduced from 36 to 18 months.

Quinn told Sky Sports today: "I think it was a fair hearing and obviously we got some sort of result but it doesn't help me in the fact that I'm out of business come tomorrow.

"I suppose you could go to High Court or European law but I haven't got the finances to do that.

"It's very disappointing and as far as I'm concerned our business finishes tomorrow."

He went on to state that he plans to stay in racing: "You've got to look on the positive side. I've only ever been a footballer or been involved in racing as an owner for 12 years and then as a trainer.

"It's a sport I love. It's a sport I think I've got a lot to offer. It's just very disappointing when you make one mistake and you are hit as hard as you are for this."

"I'm very disappointed with the racing Press for the negativity that's come across.

"I haven't had many horses in training. I've averaged about 15 or 16 each year. We've clocked up nearly 40 winners, 54 seconds, 75 thirds and nearly 60 fourths, which for a small stable is quite a high tally.

"Everything has been negative to do with the case, to do with the Press. I haven't said a lot. I've come on this programme to say a little bit and look forward now."

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