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Saturday, August 9, 2003

BLUE SQUARE SHERGAR CUP
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
ASCOT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2003

DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM- 146

SODEXHO GB AND IRELAND TEAM- 98

Michael Roberts, always confident that his Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World team would deliver on the day, was all smiles afterwards.


He said: ”We got a lot of stick, accusing us of choosing the wrong horses, but the results speak for themselves.


“For me, Doug Whyte was the man of the match. He is world-class, as are all the boys, and it has been a fantastic day, not just because we have won. The real winner is the sport of horseracing.”

Frankie Dettori only scored five points himself, but he was beaming from ear to ear as he picked up the winning trophy as captain of the victorious raiders.


Dettori said: ”I have been rushing about like a lunatic telling all the boys about their horses - which did this and which did that - but they were absolutely fantastic and they did all the work.


“There were excuses for my two best rides. Mamcazma needed a longer straight but ran well, while Unleash made a noise in Swinley Bottom and that is why his head went up in the air.”

Jason Weaver, selector for the Sodexho GB and Ireland team, offered no excuses for his beaten squad.


He said: ”I am gutted - it’s as simple as that. I did my best last night to get Frankie’s boys plastered, but they have still beaten us. I chose what I thought were the best horses on form, but they did not come up to scratch on the day. It’s disappointing, but both teams deserve a pat on the back for performing on a baking hot day, and everyone has had a ball.”


POINTS AFTER THE FIRST RACE - THE MOSS BROS SHERGAR CUP MILE

DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 32 points
First, second & third

SODEXHO GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND TEAM - 8 points
Fourth & fifth

Doug Whyte 15 points
Andreas Suborics 10 points
Shane Dye 7 points
Mick Kinane 5 points
Kieren Fallon 3 points


POINTS AFTER THE SECOND RACE - THE PORTHAULT SHERGAR CUP DISTAFF

DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 67 points (this race 35)
First, second, third and fifth

SODEXHO GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND TEAM - 13 points
(this race 5)
Fourth

Doug Whyte 18 points
Fredrik Johansson 15 points
Shane Dye 14 points
Andreas Suborics 10 points
Yutaka Take 10 points
Mick Kinane 10 points
Kieren Fallon 3 points


POINTS AFTER THE THIRD RACE - THE NSPCC SHERGAR CUP JUVENILE

DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 87 points (this race 20)
Second, third and fifth

SODEXHO GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND TEAM - 33 points
(this race 20)
First and fourth

Fredrik Johansson 22 points
Andreas Suborics 20 points
Kieren Fallon 18 points
Doug Whyte 18 points
Shane Dye 17 points
Yutaka Take 10 points
Mick Kinane 10 points
Darryll Holland 5 points



POINTS AFTER THE FOURTH RACE - THE SODHEXHO SHERGAR CUP STAYERS

DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 95 points (this race 8)
Fourth & fifth.


SODEXHO GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND TEAM - 65 points
(this race 32)
First, second & third

Kieren Fallon 33 points
Fredrik Johansson 22 points
Doug Whyte 21 points
Andreas Suborics 20 points
Shane Dye 17 points
Darryll Holland 15 points
Yutaka Take 10 points
Mick Kinane 10 points
Pat Eddery 7 points
Frankie Dettori 5 points



POINTS AFTER THE FIFTH RACE - THE CARVILL SHERGAR CUP CHALENGE

DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 117 points (this race 22)
First and third

SODEXHO GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND TEAM - 83 points
(this race 18)
Second, fourth and fifth.


Kieren Fallon 43 points
Shane Dye 32 points
Fredrik Johansson 29 points
Doug Whyte 21 points
Andreas Suborics 20 points
Darryll Holland 18 points
Mick Kinane 10 points
Pat Eddery 12 points
Yutaka Take 10 points
Frankie Dettori 5 points



THE BLUE SQUARE SHERGAR CUP RESULT

POINTS AFTER THE SIXTH RACE - THE DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP SPRINT

DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 146 points (this race 29)
First & second, plus one of the sidelines (4 points)

SODEXHO GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND TEAM - 98 points
(this race 15)
Third, fourth and fifth.


SILVER SADDLE FOR LEADING JOCKEY
Kieren Fallon 43 points
Doug Whyte 36 points
Shane Dye 32 points
Fredrik Johansson 29 points
Andreas Suborics 20 points
Yutaka Take 20 points
Pat Eddery 19 points
Darryll Holland 18 points
Mick Kinane 10 points
Kevin Darley 5 points
Frankie Dettori 5 points
Johnny Murtagh 3 points


FIRST RACE (1.45) QUOTES
MOSS BROS SHERGAR CUP MILE

CLEAN SWEEP FOR RAIDERS IN OPENER

Written off at the draw, the Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World team made their critics eat humble pie when producing a 1-2-3 in the opening Moss Bros Shergar Cup Mile, scoring a 32-8 victory over the Sodexho GB and Ireland squad.


Success for Doug Whyte and Pentecost, who reeled in the Queen’s Green Line, the mount of Andreas Suborics, with Shane Dye staying on to take third with Surprise Encounter. Paddy Power now offer 5-6 each of two on the two teams.


Michael Roberts, team selector for the Rest of the World team, said: “People said we had chosen the wrong horses, and this is the perfect riposte.


“I always said that we would get off to a flyer with a clean sweep here - I got the three horses we wanted and it’s a fantastic start.


“My boys are all champion jockeys and they showed they are world-class out there. Who said that we left our brains in the fridge!”

Whyte, winning his first race at Ascot, said: “This is a great feeling. Pentecost was reluctant to settle early on, but when I popped the question he dug very deep and showed himself to be very game. It’s very hot out there, but I’m used to that in Hong Kong, so it was not a problem.”

Winning trainer Andrew Balding said: “That was a world-class ride. Pentecost loves Ascot, but he is not an easy ride and when he went in pursuit of Green Line he thought twice about shirking the issue. We tried the blinkers last time at Newbury, which didn’t work. He just needs to get cover and be held up.”


DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM ROAR AHEAD


Andreas Suborics, rider of second home, Green Line:

“It feels really good to get the points on the board for the team. I think that I may have gone too fast early on, but I didn’t have much of a choice as the horses in front of me were going quickly too. But he did well.”


GROUND

Johnny Murtagh described the ground as “beautiful” after riding in the first race while Kevin Darley said “it’s fast ground” and Pat Eddery called the surface “good, fast ground”.




Second race (2.15) winning quotes
The Porthault Shergar Cup Distaff


BALDING DELIGHTED WITH DOUBLE


Andrew Balding, trainer of Lochridge, was enjoying a quick 51/1 double.


“I’m absolutely delighted. How do I explain the turn-around from last week’s run at Goodwood? Well, it’s a furlong less and the move down into handicap company has been a big help.

“I wasn’t worried about her being ridden by a new jockey - they are all world-class riders. As for the future, we’ll just see how the handicapper treats her. But I’m delighted today!”


Fredrik Johansson, rider of Lochridge:

“It feels brilliant to ride a winner, but it is very special as it’s at Ascot - that means a lot to me. This is a dream come true for me.


“We were always going well in the race and this is really good for the team. To come first and second again is very good for us and I just hope that it can continue for the rest of the day.”



SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
PORTHAULT SHERGAR CUP DISTAFF

TAKE TAKES SECOND

Japanese star Yutaka Take snatched second place in a blanket three-way photo for the runner-up spot in the Porthault Shergar Cup Distaff aboard 25/1 chance Gaelic Princess to the delight of trainer Tony Newcombe.


“We told Yutaka just how to ride Gaelic Princess, and he followed the instructions to the letter. She’s run a great race and the jockey got her over to where the speed was at the Diamond Meeting, which is what I wanted him to do,” said Newcombe. “Language was no problem - he understands North Devonian!”

“She ran a great race for us first time in a Listed race at Haydock then had her race won on the far side at the Royal Meeting.


“She then didn’t handle Chester before finishing in front of Coconut Penang last time.”

Keith Stone, representing Tim Easterby, who trained third-placed Forever Times, said: “Shane (Dye) couldn’t get out when he wanted, otherwise he insists that he would have been second. Our fellow has run well, but the winner was out on her own.”

Michael Roberts, Team Selector of the Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World team, wallowed on a second consecutive near clean sweep. He said: “I have been riding for 33 years and always knew that the bookmakers cannot control what goes on out there on the track, so, despite the pre-race odds, I am not surprised that we are calling the shots.”


THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES
NSPCC SHERGAR CUP JUVENILE

KINNAIRD GIVES HOME TEAM FIRST SUCCESS

Kieren Fallon steered the Patrick Haslam-trained Kinnaird to victory in the NSPCC Shergar Cup Juvenile to give the Sodexho Great Britain and Ireland Team a first success although the score is still 87-33 to the raiders.


“We’ve got experience on our side and I hope we can put it to good use,” said Fallon. “We need to fill the places as well as winning from now on.”

Anne Haslam, wife of the winning trainer, said: “Kieren makes a huge difference and he said his only problem was that he didn’t know which horse to follow.


“Kieren said she could win a Listed race no trouble although we have to get her home first. She’s a progressive filly and beaten the colts here which is a good sign and has proved she goes on any ground.


“Ever since she won first time out she has been the top of the pile among our two-year-olds although we have some good ones this year.


“She didn’t run so well in a nursery when she had problems with her back and possibly the jockey went too soon.”


THIRD RACE (2.50) TEAM SELECTORS QUOTES
THE NSPCC SHERGAR CUP JUVENILE


ROBERTS GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT


Michael Roberts, team selector for Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World

“That was a very nice result for the home team - it’s nice for them to get a winner and get some points in! But I’m not worried about this result as our boys did well in second and third so we’ve got some good points there (20 to each team).


“I’m not surprised at how well the team are doing as they are all great jockeys. Saying that, Ascot is a bit of a tricky course and they’re riding it well. We’re pumped up and doing very well.”


Placed quotes from the fourth race (3.25)
The Sodexho Shergar Cup Stayers


THIRD RACE - PLACED QUOTES
NSPCC SHERGAR CUP JUVENILE


HANNON “NOT HAPPY” WITH SUBORICS

Richard Hannon was none too complimentary of German champion Andreas Suborics after he had zig-zagged his way into second place on Chinsola, who had won his three previous races.


Hannon said:”I told him to lie handy, yet he dropped Chinsola out at the back, then came right round the outside and finally ended up on the stands’ rails. He has come via Windsor, and he should have won. I am not happy.”


Mark Johnston felt that third-placed Think Tank, the mount of Swedish jockey Fredrik Johansson, is still not the finished article, despite having won his last two races.


He said:”Think Tank was on and off the bridle and is still very green, but Freddie did nothing wrong.”


FOURTH RACE - WINNING QUOTES
SODEXHO SHERGAR CUP STAYERS

BELL HAPPY

Michael Bell has the Tote Cesarewitch in mind for Shabernak, who led home a one-two-three for the Sodexho GB and Ireland team when galloping away from Random Quest and Mana d’Argent up the straight. This was the second leg of a 35/1 double for champion jockey Kieren Fallon.


Bell said:”Gerald Delamere told everyone on Attheraces that Shabernak was not going anywhere at the end of a mile and six furlongs at Goodwood last time, yet, for me, he was staying on at the one pace and I have always felt that the further he went the better.


“My form-man told me that Shabernak would win, so I was very hopeful. He is an amazing horse - he has won in the heavy, but he can also operate on fast ground.


“Next year I would like to think we might be coming back here for the Gold Cup. He is still a relative baby and very inexperienced, but I can honestly see him developing into a Cup horse.”

The 1-2-3 for the home team gave them a crumb of hope that all might not be lost, though with two races remaining they still trail by 65-95.


Michael Kinane, speaking for the GB and Irish boys, said:”That has given us hope, but time is running out and we need to get right back into it in this next race.”


JOHNSTON DISAPPOINTED WITH MANA RUN


Mark Johnston, trainer of third home Mana d’Argent:

“I’m a bit disappointed to be honest. He just met with too many traffic problems. If he’d have just had more room, he’d have got through.”


Pat Eddery, rider of Mana d’Argent:

“I just couldn’t get him through when it mattered.”


Darryll Holland, jockey of runner-up, Random Quest:

“He could have gone round again. He kept changing his legs in the straight and I couldn’t really get him home. I think that maybe he wants a bit further, maybe another furlong.”


Frankie Dettori, jockey of fourth home, Unleash:

“He had a wind problem. He made a noise at Swinley Bottom and that worried me so we ended up staying on one-paced for fourth.”


Winning quotes for the fifth race (4.00)
The Carvill Shergar Cup Challenge

DYE TRIUMPHS

Paul Cole, trainer of first home, Capitano Corelli:

“I’m delighted with that. Shane (Dye) gave him a great ride. And winning these races is hard work!”

Shane Dye, winning jockey:

“I don’t know the course very well, but when I saw the hill, I let him run down it and that gave him a breather which was a real help.”

Michael Roberts, team selector, Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World:

“We’re flying - if we get beat now, there’ll be a stewards enquiry!”

Jason Weaver, team selector, Sodexho Great Britain and Ireland:

“We looked like we were pulling it back after having the first three in the Stayers, but I’m just telling the boys to go out there and give it their best. Hopefully, we can drag something out of the fire.


“I do think this is such a fantastic day and it’s just one day a year when we get this team element. When we were signing autographs, it was amazing to see all the people, of all ages, who wanted to come and see the jockeys.

“There are so many different aspects of this day - the fact we race in teams, the fact so many people come who might not always go racing - that make it really special.


“It’s ultra-competitive out there, but we’re having a great day. I miss the banter in the weighing room so it’s good to be back with the boys.”

FIFTH RACE - CARVILL SHERGAR CUP CHALLENGE (RATED HANDICAP)
PLACED QUOTES

Kieren Fallon, who rode runner-up Sergeant Cecil, was adamant that interference in the final furlong robbed him of a three-timer. Fallon said:”I had to switch and it definitely cost me the race.”

The stewards decided that interefrence happened, also involving Shane Dye, rider of the winner, and Fredrik Johansson (third) who was given a one-day ban.


However, trainer Rod Millman, who did not see anything untoward, expressed himself delighted with Sergeant Cecil.

He said:”He has run well and we have picked up £5,880, so I can’t be too unhappy. All he has done since we got him is improve. This time last year he was a promising horse with unlimited potential but now he is almost the finished article. That was a good Ebor trial, and he might well go to York. He’d make a wonderful dual-purpose horse.”

Clive Brittain, trainer of third-placed Muhareb, described his horse as “a possible” for the Ebor.


He said:”That was a good run with topweight, and the Swedish jockey (Freddie Johansson) gave him a good ride. It was certainly not his fault that we were beat, and he would stay the extra two furlongs at York.”

The stewards, however, were less impressed with Johansson, who was adjudged to have hampered Sergeant Cecil, causing him to switch, and the Swede received a one day ban (Aug 18) for careless riding.


Frankie Dettori, though unplaced on Mamcazma, could see victory in his sights for his Dubai Duty Free GB and Ireland team, and, skipping into the weighing room, he roared one of his favourite football anthems “they are not singing any more !”

Michael Roberts, team selector for the raiders, was similarly bullish. He said:”The fat lady is on her feet and about to break into voice !

“Shane (Dye) has a clock in his head and gave Capitano Corelli a wonderful ride from the front. This was my first choice for the race, and I was very confident.


“What has impressed me is the lovely rhythm that the jockeys have ridden all the races, which means we have had proper results with no real excuses.”


SIXTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP SPRINT

MOVE IT COMPLETES ‘WHYTE-WASH’ FOR REST OF THE WORLD

Hong Kong champion Doug Whyte completed a 43/1 Blue Square Shergar Cup day double, ensuring victory the Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World Team, when landing the concluding Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint on Move It.


Whyte said: “I probably slightly went against instructions but the horse was so relaxed that I was happy to sit back where I was. He picked up very quickly and I actually hit the front too soon but I think he’s quite a useful horse.


“It was a bit if a let-down last year and I’ve probably come back in a stronger frame of mind wanting to do better this year. Ascot is one of the best courses I have ridden at and unfortunately I am contracted to ride in Hong Kong at present but would love to come back here to riide in the off season one day.”

Move It’s trainer Roger Charlton said: “It’s the horse’s fifth win this year and he’s picked up about £130,000 and will go for Group races now, he’s an improving horse. There are races in Deauville and Ireland that we are considering.


“We probably won’t run him too much more this season and he is going to be a nice horse for next year.


“I don’t think the jockey disobeyed orders, I just said to him that if he was in front to tack across to the rails and he said that he probably just got there a bit too soon - he may have just idled a bit in front.”

Quotes from placed connections in the sixth race (4.30)
The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint

BEACON RUNS RACE OF LIFE


Mark Johnston, trainer of runner-up, Royal Beacon:

“I’m delighted with that. In that company, looking at his handicap rating, you have to say that on paper he’s run the best race of his life. This might push him in to Listed class - we might not have any choice now depending on how the handicapper views it.


“He’s just come back off a break, so I haven’t got any immediate plans, we’ll just see how he goes. He wouldn’t necessarily need another long break before turning out again.”


BETTING NEWS AT NOON

The Jeremy Noseda-trained Courageous Duke, the mount of Johnny Murtagh in the Carvill Shergar Cup Challenge at 4pm, has been all the rage this morning with the day’s sponsor, Blue Square, reporting backing from 9/1 into 13/2.


William Hill have made an identical price cut while Ladbrokes trade at 7/1 from 9/1 and Sky Bet go 8/1 from 9/1.


Also in the Carvill Shergar Cup Challenge, Blue Square have seen backing for Kylkenny, who has been price-clipped from 14/1 into 12/1.


Meanwhile the recent York Group 3 winner Torosay Spring has hardened from 11/4 into 9/4 favouritism with Blue Square in the Porthault Shergar Cup Distaff at 2.15pm and is 2/1 from 5/2 with Hills.


In the opening Moss Bros Shergar Cup Mile at 1.45pm Blue Square report support for Island Light, who is 11/4 from 7/2 while Alec Stewart’ charge is 11/4 from 100/30 with Corals, who have also seen backing for Mana D’Argent, bidding to win the Sodexho Shergar Cup Stayers for a second year, but the firm have held his price at 13/8.


In the jockey betting, Kieren Fallon is 6/1 from 8/1 with Blue Square while Darryll Holland has been supported into 10/1 from 12/1.


In the team betting, Blue Square bet 4/11 Sodexho Great Britain and Ireland and 2/1 Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World.


JOCKEYS BRIEFED BEFORE RACING

Malcolm Wallace, the Jockey Club’s Director of Regulation, and the Stewards Secretaries briefed all the jockeys riding in the Blue Square Shergar Cup prior to racing today.


BBC BANKS ON BLUE SQUARE SHERGAR CUP


Racing is very much in the spotlight on the BBC today when the corporation broadcasts the flagship Grandstand programme from Ascot, conveying the unique nature of the Blue Square Shergar Cup day to viewers.


“This really is a very different sort of day and we want to illustrate what everyone is trying to do here in attracting a new audience to racing,” explained BBC racing editor Carl Hicks.


“We’re going to have Clare (Balding) based in the paddock with the Rest of the World team, while Rishi (Persad) will cover the home team. What we’re trying to do is get a real flavour of the whole day.”

With David Platt and Pat Cash set to play leading roles in the day’s action, Hicks appreciates that many viewers will be interested in getting behind the scenes with the celebrities.


“Hopefully, Rishi will be down in the ring for the Sports Masterclass with David and Pat, and we’re also trying to set up an interview will Mel C (who is set to play a live concert after racing) for some time during the afternoon.”

While Ascot forms the centrepiece of the day’s action, three races will also be broadcast from Haydock in what promises to be an action-packed day for armchair viewers of racing.


DETTORI: “WE’RE NOT THE UNDERDOGS”

Frankie Dettori, captain of the Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World team:

“Of course I’m looking forward to the day. We’re not the underdogs - I think we’ve a lot of horses with great chances. I haven’t spoken to the boys yet, but when I give them my team talk I’ll tell them that the key thing is to be positive. There are a few hints I’ll be giving them to help them ride the track. We just need to ride as positively as we can in order to get as many points as possible. Having ridden all around the world, I know all the guys well.”

Pat Eddery, captain of the Sodexho Great Britain and Ireland team:

“When I saw all the people queueing for autographs, I thought ‘phew’ - I couldn’t believe it! It’s really nice to be out there and meet people. You can’t dismiss the others (Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World team) as walkovers - they’re world-class jockeys and the fact that many of them haven’t ridden here before makes no difference. As for Mana d’Argent, well, he bolted up here last year and just loves it here. It’s very strange - they say it’s horses for courses and that’s very much the case with him.


Mick Kinane, Sodexho Great Britain and Ireland team:

“It’s a great day to be involved in as it’s so different and I do think it’s a good thing for racing. My first two rides (Island Light in the 1.45pm and Vita Spericolata, 2.15pm) are my best chances for the day although Pat hasn’t given us his team talk yet! There are points for each jockey so you are riding for yourself within reason, but it is a team event.”

Kieren Fallon, Sodexho Great Britain and Ireland team:

(On the autograph signing) “It’s nice to meet everyone and I think it’s great for the public and all fans of racing. Getting all these jockeys together from all over the world is a great thing. Of course, there’s an important competitive side but that all kicks in when the stalls open.”


CROWD

The attendance of “just over 20,000" was some 3,000 down on last year, but Nick Smith, head of PR at Ascot, was in no way disappointed.


Smith said: “You can probably add on 3,000 kids and, in the end, the heat has probably turned against us. It was too hot.


“We have to be delighted to get such a good turnout for a mid-season programme that does not have a Group 1 race, and, remember, this fixture is aimed at the new and younger audience.”


GOING NEWS

Despite no let-up in the heatwave, the ground remains GOOD TO FIRM - GOOD in places for the world’s premier team horseracing event, the Blue Square Shergar Cup.


Nick Cheyne, clerk of the course and director of racing at Ascot, said: ”We have had no rain whatsoever during August, but we have been watering all week, completing our main programme overnight on Thursday.


“I am very happy with the going - it is lovely ground and, with the rail having been moved out eight metres on the stands’ side, there is a fresh strip there and also fresh ground on the round course as the rail has been moved back in since the King George meeting.


“Everything is set fair for a fantastic day - we have brilliant weather, some of the top jockeys from around the world and six competitive races.


“The curtain goes up at 11.30 when David Platt launches his Masterclass of football coaching, and we are expecting a big crowd.”

DAVID PLATT TALENT SPOTTING FOR ENGLAND

More than 100 football-crazy children headed for the Silver Ring for some pre-racing soccer coaching under the expert tuition of David Platt, the England Under-21 Manager.


Platt, who can boast 62 caps in a career in which he scored 27 goals for his country, was impressed with the enthusiasm and skill of the youngsters, who were aged between 6-14.


“Who knows, there might be another David Beckham out there - or even a David Seaman,” said Platt, who is a big racing fan and owned Handsome Ridge, the horse who clinched victory for the European team when swooping fast and late to snatch the finale in the inaugural year of the Blue Square Shergar Cup in 1999.


Platt said:”Handsome Ridge has his first crop of yearlings this summer, and, though he only produced four, we kept one which will hopefully make a few quid at the sales.


“Handsome Ridge did not do that well in our attempts to make a stallion of him in Britain, but things have gone much better since we switched him to Italy and he has covered 20 mares in his third season out there.”

Platt’s first horse was Il Doria, who finished second in the 1995 Lily Agnes Stakes at Chester but afterwards proved disappointing.


He added: “We are also breeding from Elegant Lady, who did win for us at Chester, and we sold a colt foal by Green Dancer for 15,000gns.


“She is in foal to Cape Cross, who is doing exceptionally well, so, while we have no horses in training at present, with luck we’ll make enough from our produce to get involved again. The trouble is the bad ones eat as much as the good ones!”

Rugby fanatics were also catered for, with England coaches Andy Robinson and Dave Reddin being joined by Saracen stars Ben Russell and Ryan Peacey as 30 budding Ben Cohens stormed up the wing on the sun-baked turn.




PAT CASH - THE ACE IN THE PACK?


There is often fierce rivalry between Australians and their New Zealand neighbours, but tennis star Pat Cash, only racing for the second time in his role as team leader of the Dubai Duty Free Rest of the World squad, said that he is relying on Kiwi jockey Shane Dye to clinch today’s coveted trophy.


Melbourne-born Cash, Wimbledon Men’s Singles champion in 1987, said that he was privileged to be asked to stand-in as the 11th-hour substitute fror Sven Goran Eriksson as manager of the raiding party.


Cash said: “To say that I am a bit of a novice at this racing game is an understatement - I did go to the Whitbread Gold Cup once at Sandown, but I have never even been to a Melbourne Cup, let alone attended regular race meetings in Britain.


“This is a unique occasion and a great family day - I have brought my 9-year-old twin boys - and, hopefully, we can beat the Brits. Aussie cricketer Jeff Thomson did it for us in 2001 and I’d love to emulate him.


“It is a welcome relief to have a day away from the filming. We are making a movie called Wimbledon, which will be released at the end of the year, and I have been working 12 hours a day.

“I am happy with my part as the tennis player, but I am not so sure about the acting !”



FIRST RACE RESULT
1.45pm MOSS BROS SHERGAR CUP MILE
(RATED STAKES HANDICAP)
Class B, £40,000 guaranteed, One Mile (Round), four-year-olds rated 0-100. Weights: highest weight: 9st 7lb. Penalties, after July 19, a winner of a Class A to D race 3lb. Owners Prize Money: 1st: £15,428; 2nd: £5,880; 3rd: £2,688; 4th: £2,100; 5th: £1,848; 6th: £1,344; 7th: £1,092; 8th: £840; 9th: £588; 10th: £420

1) PENTECOST (R & E H Investments Ltd) Andrew Balding 4-8-13 Doug Whyte ROW [2] 7/1
2) GREEN LINE (The Queen) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-11 Andreas Suborics ROW [9] 8/1
3) SURPRISE ENCOUNTER (Ahmed BuHaleeba) Ed Dunlop 7-9-07 Shane Dye ROW [6] 15/2
4) ISLAND LIGHT (Gibson, Goddard, Hamer & Hawkes) Alec Stewart 5-9-04 Mick Kinane GBI [8] 7/2 Fav
5) CALCUTTA (Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Barry Hills 7-9-05 Kieren Fallon GBI [1]
6) WANNABE AROUND (Peter Savill) David Nicholls 5-8-11 Johnny Murtagh GBI [4]
7) MUCHEA (Mick Channon) Mick Channon 9-8-12 Kevin Darley GBI [9]
8) SUMMER VIEW (Beckhampton Stables Ltd) Roger Charlton t6-8-13 Yutaka Take ROW [10]
9) GOBLET OF FIRE (Susan Roy) Brian Meehan 4-9-07 Frankie Dettori ROW [5]
10) KING’S IRONBRIDGE (Johnsey Estates (1990) Ltd) Sylvester Kirk 5-9-02 Pat Eddery GBI [3]

10 ran
Time: 1m 41.40s Dist: 1/2, 2 1/2, hd, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1/2, 4, 12
Breeder: Miss S N Ralphs Breeding: ch g Tagula (IRE) - Boughtbyphone (Warning)
Tote Win: £9.10 Places: £3.10; £3.70; £2.80 Exacta: £90.30

Winning Trainer: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. Previously worked for uncle, Toby Balding, and assisted Lynda Ramsden for two years. Sister is Clare Balding, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Number of horses in training (2003): 114

Winning jockey:-Name: Whyte, Doug Age: 31 Born: Johannesburg, South Africa Background: Father John was a leading rider before retiring due to problems with his weight. John Whyte died when his son was nine-years-old and Doug attended the South African Jockeys’ Academy at Summerveld. Spent first two years of five-year apprenticeship with David Payne in Durban and the remainder with Johannesburg-based Gary Alexander. Rode nine winners for Payne before partnering 244 winners during years four and five of apprenticeship, overhauling previous record of 205 set by Michael Roberts and securing two apprentices’ championships. After finishing runner-up in senior South African Jockeys’ Championship five times, including a best ever seasonal tally of 279 successes, he was offered a job in Hong Kong. Has been champion there for last three seasons (2000/2001 to 2002/2003) with 88 wins, 77 wins and 88 wins respectively. Major wins include: Hong Kong Gold Cup (1999 Indigenous), Hong Kong International Vase (1998 Indigenous), Queen’s Plate (1996 Counter Action, 1997 London News), J & B Metropolitan Handicap (1997 London News), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1997 London News)

STANDINGS AFTER RACE ONE:
DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 32
SODHEXO PRESTIGE GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND TEAM - 8

SECOND RACE RESULT
2.15pm PORTHAULT SHERGAR CUP DISTAFF
(RATED STAKES HANDICAP)
Class B, £40,000 guaranteed, six furlongs, three-year-olds and upwards rated 0-105. Weights: highest weight: 9st 9lb. Minimum weight: 8st 9lb, 3yo: 8st 5lb. Penalties: after July 19, a winner of a Class A to D race, 3lb. Owners Prize Money: 1st: £15,428; 2nd: £5,880; 3rd: £2,688; 4th: £2,100; 5th: £1,848; 6th: £1,344; 7th: £1,092; 8th: £840; 9th: £588; 10th: £420

1) LOCHRIDGE (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 4-8-09 Fredrik Johansson ROW [4] 11/2
2) GAELIC PRINCESS (Andy Beard) Tony Newcombe 3-8-05 Yutaka Take ROW [5] 25/1
3) FOREVER TIMES (Times Of Wigan) Tim Easterby 5-8-09 Shane Dye ROW [3] 8/1
4) VITA SPERICOLATA (IRE) (First Class Entertainment) John Wainwright 6-8-09 Mick Kinane GBI [1]
5) PRESTO VENTO (Ian & Mrs D M Wight,Tony Everett) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Doug Whyte ROW [2]
6) GOLDEVA (M & Mrs T Pyle) Reg Hollinshead 4-8-13 Frankie Dettori ROW [10]
7) HIGHLAND SHOT (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 5-8-09 Kevin Darley GBI [8]
8) SIMIANNA (The Monkey Partnership) Alan Berry 4-8-09 Johnny Murtagh GBI [7]
9) TOROSAY SPRING (C I T Racing Ltd) James Fanshawe 5-9-09 Darryll Holland GBI [9]
10) ROSES OF SPRING (Bottisham Heath Stud) Robert Cowell p5-8-09 Pat Eddery GBI [6]

10 ran
Time: 1m 13.68s Dist: 3 1/2, sh, sh, sh, 1 1/2, hd, sh, 1/2, 16
Breeder: Littleton Stud Breeding: ch f Indian Ridge - Lochsong (Song)
Tote Win: £6.90 Places: £2.30; £5.00; £2.90 Exacta: £177.80

Winning Trainer: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. Previously worked for uncle, Toby Balding, and assisted Lynda Ramsden for two years. Sister is Clare Balding, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Number of horses in training (2003): 114

Winnig jockey:- Name: Johansson, Fredrik Age: 32 Background: son of a former jockey who started riding at age of seven and has gone on to accrue more than a 1,000 successes. Signed as an apprentice for trainer Mikael Jacobsson in 1988, riding six winners that year and 17 in 1989 making him champion apprentice. Won first national championship in 1994 with 79 winners. The following year he was All Scandinavian Champion Jockey. Rode in Hong Kong that winter. First jockey for Scandinavia’s top trainer, Wido Neuroth, since 1999. Major wins include: Swedish Criterium (1990 Nashville, 2001 Oregon); Swedish 1000 Guineas (1990 Cheerleader); Swedish Derby (1999 Valley Chapel; 2002 Val De Mar); Swedish Oaks (2002 Kimola), Norwegian Derby (1999 Valley Chapel); Danish Derby (1999 Valley Chapel)

STANDINGS AFTER RACE TWO:
DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 67
SODHEXO PRESTIGE GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND TEAM - 13



THIRD RACE RESULT
2.50pm NSPCC SHERGAR CUP JUVENILE
Class B,Auction Race, £40,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo which were sold or bought in as yearlings by public auction (under the hammer) or as a 2yo at the "Breeze Up" sales, for 75,000gns or less (first sale to govern the price if sold more than once). 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; penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 12lb). 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 cumulative). Owners Prize Money: 1st: £15,428; 2nd: £5,880; 3rd: £2,688; 4th: £2,100; 5th: £1,848; 6th: £1,344; 7th: £1,092; 8th: £840; 9th: £588; 10th: £420

1) KINNAIRD (Alistair Dinsmore) Patrick Haslam 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon GBI [9] 7/2
2) CHINSOLA (Nicholas R Hodges) Richard Hannon 2-9-06 Andreas Suborics ROW [4] 2/1 Fav
3) THINK TANK (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Fredrik Johansson ROW [2] 3/1
4) VIENNA’S BOY (M Sines) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Darryll Holland GBI [10]
5) KINGDOM COME (Martin White & Partners) Sylvester Kirk 2-8-12 Shane Dye ROW [8]
6) QUEENSTOWN (Matham Investments) Brian Meehan 2-8-13 Doug Whyte ROW [5]
7) MENFEE (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 2-9-03 Mick Kinane GBI [7]
8) VAMOSE (Daphne Downes, K McCourt, J Hanna, R Levitt) Gay Kelleway 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh GBI [3]
9) GALLAS (First Class Entertainment) John Wainwright 2-8-12 Yutaka Take ROW [6]
10) EURO ROUTE (John Wholey) Edgar Byrne IRE 2-8-12 Kevin Darley GBI [1]

10 ran
Time: 1m 29.26s Dist: 1 1/2, 1/2, 4, 1 3/4, nk, 1 3/4, 5, 5, 1 1/4
Breeder: Victor Stud Breeding: ch f Dr Devious (IRE) - Ribot’s Guest (IRE) (Be My Guest (USA))
Tote Win: £3.90 Places: £1.80; £1.40 Exacta: £11.00

STANDINGS AFTER RACE THREE:
DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 87
SODHEXO PRESTIGE GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND TEAM - 33

Winning trainer:- Name Haslam, Patrick Date of Birth: 27/5/48 Date of first trainer’s licence: 1972. Assistant to G Todd, G Smyth, A Kerr Wins in a season (1993-2002): 17,37,35,17,27, 36,29,40,29,41 Number of Horses in training (1995-2003): 32, 30, 25, 25, 38, 42, 54, 56, 57 Big race wins: Royal Hunt Cup (1984 Hawkley)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2002): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166*, 149* *Champion jockey Classic wins: (9) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin) Other major wins include: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal); Cherry Hinton Stakes (1996 Dazzle), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Ribblesdale Stakes (1997 Yashmak), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 Islington), Gimcrack Stakes (1994 Chilly Billy, 1998 Josr Algharoud); Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Craigsteel); Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma); Budweiser International Stakes (1999 Great Dane); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal), Jockey Club Stakes (2000 Blueprint), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2002 King Of Happiness), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (1997 Daggers Drawn, 2002 Elusive City), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Lowther Stakes (2002 Russian Rhythm), Diadem Stakes (2002 Crystal Castle), July Stakes (2003Nevisian Lad) Wins This Season: 166

FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.25pm SODEXHO SHERGAR CUP STAYERS
Class B, Rated Stakes Handicap, £40,000 Guaranteed. For 4yo+ rated 0-100. Highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 19, a winner of a Class A to D race 3lb. Owners’ Prize Money: 1st: £15,428; 2nd: £5,880; 3rd: £2,688; 4th: £2,100; 5th: £1,848; 6th: £1,344; 7th: £1,092; 8th: £840; 9th: £588; 10th: £420

1) SHABERNAK (Thurloe Thoroughbreds) Michael Bell 4-9-00 Kieren Fallon GBI [10] 7/1
2) RANDOM QUEST (The Blandford Partnership) Paul Cole 5-9-00 Darryll Holland GBI [7] 10/1
3) MANA D’ARGENT (Daniel A Couper) Mark Johnston 6-9-00 Pat Eddery GBI [5] 7/4 Fav
4) UNLEASH (Cheveley Park Stud) Philip Hobbs 4-9-07 Frankie Dettori ROW [2]
5) ARCHDUKE FERDINAND (Chris Wright and Catherine Corbett) Paul Cole 5-8-13 Doug Whyte ROW [1]
6) BID FOR FAME (Elite Racing Club) Nicky Henderson 6-8-11 Fredrik Johansson ROW [6]
7) MOON EMPEROR (Robert Ellis & Christopher Shankland) John Jenkins 6-9-03 Mick Kinane GBI [3]
8) KNAVESMIRE OMEN (The Omen Partnership) Mark Johnston 4-9-07 Andreas Suborics ROW [9]
9) TAFFRAIL (Sir David Sieff) John Dunlop 5-9-06 Kevin Darley GBI [4]
10) RAHWAAN (Six Iron Partnership) Chris Fairhurst 4-8-11 Shane Dye ROW [8]

10 ran
Time: 3m 30.91s Dist: 5, 1 1/4, hd, nk, 7, 2 1/2, 1 3/4, 1 1/4, 16
Breeder: Baron Von Oppenheim Breeding: gr g Akarad (FR) - Salinova (Linamix (FR)
Tote Win: £9.10 Places: £2.70; £2.40; £1.40 Exacta: £65.00

STANDINGS AFTER RACE FOUR:
DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 95
SODHEXO PRESTIGE GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND TEAM - 65

Winning trainer:-Name: Bell, Michael Leopold Wentworth Date of birth: 10/10/60 Date of first licence:1989 Previous Occupation: Assistant for three years with Mercy Rimell, three years with Paul Cole and a period with Comte Roland de Chambure in France. Number of wins in a season (1989-2002): 18:21:43:39:42:55:42:46:34: 41:70:52:45:52 Horses in training (1989-2003):30:47:53:65:75:79:90:88:81:77:81:95:97:94 :89 Major wins include: Italian Oaks (2001 Zanzibar), Prix Morny (1994 Hoh Magic), Molecomb Stakes (1994 Hoh Magic), Mill Reef Stakes (1994 Princely Hush), St Simon Stakes (1994 Persian Brave), Fred Darling Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace), Nell Gwyn Stakes (1992 A-To-Z), July Stakes (2003 Nevisian Lad) Trains at Fitzroy House, Newmarket, Suffolk.


Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2002): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166*, 149* *Champion jockey Classic wins: (9) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin) Other major wins include: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal); Cherry Hinton Stakes (1996 Dazzle), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Ribblesdale Stakes (1997 Yashmak), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 Islington), Gimcrack Stakes (1994 Chilly Billy, 1998 Josr Algharoud); Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Craigsteel); Tattersalls G#old Cup (1999 Shiva); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma); Budweiser International Stakes (1999 Great Dane); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal), Jockey Club Stakes (2000 Blueprint), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2002 King Of Happiness), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (1997 Daggers Drawn, 2002 Elusive City), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Lowther Stakes (2002 Russian Rhythm), Diadem Stakes (2002 Crystal Castle), July Stakes (2003 Nevisian Lad) Wins This Season: 167

FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.00pm CARVILL SHERGAR CUP CHALLENGE
Class B Rated Stakes Handicap, £40,000 Guaranteed. For 4yo+ rated 0-100. Highest weight 9st 7lb; lowest weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 19, a winner of a Class A to D race 3lb. Owners’ Prize Money: 1st: £15,428; 2nd: £5,880; 3rd: £2,688; 4th: £2,100; 5th: £1,848; 6th: £1,344; 7th: £1,092; 8th: £840; 9th: £588; 10th: £420

1) CAPITANO CORELLI (Alessandro Gaucci) Paul Cole t4-8-11 Shane Dye ROW [5] 20/1
2) SERGEANT CECIL (Terry Cooper) Rod Millman 4-8-10 Kieren Fallon GBI [9] 8/1
3) MUHAREB (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain t4-9-07 Fredrik Johansson ROW [4] 10/1
4) REVEILLEZ (Miss A Church) James Fanshawe 4-8-10 Pat Eddery GBI [6] 7/2 Fav
5) FLOWNAWAY (Sales Race 2001 Syndicate) William Jarvis 4-9-06 Darryll Holland GBI [8]
6) COURAGEOUS DUKE (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-06 Johnny Murtagh GBI [7]
7) MAMCAZMA (H A Cushing) Dave Morris 5-9-07 Frankie Dettori ROW [10]
8) GOLDEN LARIAT (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-10 Yutaka Take ROW [1]
9) KYLKENNY (Wetherby Racing Bureau) Hughie Morrison t8-8-07 Andreas Suborics ROW [2]
10) VICIOUS PRINCE (Jeff Samuel) Richard Whitaker 4-8-12 Mick Kinane GBI [3]

10 ran
Time: 2m 32.67s Dist: 3/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 1 3/4, 1 1/4, 11
Breeder: Gerald Leigh Breeding: b/ro c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Ahead (Shirley Heights)
Tote Win: £21.90 Places: £4.50; £2.80; £2.90 Exacta: £129.20

Winning trainer:-Name Cole, Paul Frederick Irvine Date of birth: 11/9/41 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), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1979 Crimson Beau), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos) Wins in a season (1984-2002):61:54:64:55:43:51:53:73:86:67:69:77:74:60:64:76:51:56:61 Horses in training (1985-2003):84,107,112,120,120 ,117,105,131,136,157,129,140,141,134,118:117:111:114:97 Trainsat Whatcombe, Wantage, Oxfordshire Other details: Champion trainer 1991

Winning Jockey:- Name: Dye, Shane Born: September 26, 1966 First Win: December 28, 1982 Background: New Zealander who arrived in Sydney in 1985 and after associations with trainers Clarry Conners, Gai Waterhouse and John Hawkes, he has gone on to be second most successful jockey in Australian racing history behind Mick Dittman. Last three seasons ridden in Hong Kong principally for trainer John Size. Runner-up for jockeys’ title last two seasons, most recently with 75 wins. Big Race Wins: Melbourne Cup (1989 Tawriffic); Golden Slippers (1989 Courtza, 1990 Canny Lad, 1991 Tierce, 1992 Burst); Victoria Derby (1995 Nothin’ Leica Dane); Cox Plate (1995 Octagonal); Australian Derby (1997 Ebony Grosve); Australian Oaks (1999 Grand Archway; 2000 Coco Cobanna)

STANDINGS AFTER RACE FIVE:
DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 117
SODHEXO PRESTIGE GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND TEAM - 83


SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.30pm DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP SPRINT
Class B, £60,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 29, 2002, a winner of a Group Three race 4lb; of a Group Two race 6lb; of a Group One race 8lb. Owners’ Prize Money: 1st: £15,428; 2nd: £5,880; 3rd: £2,688; 4th: £2,100; 5th: £1,848; 6th: £1,344; 7th: £1,092; 8th: £840; 9th: £588; 10th: £420

1) MOVE IT (Mountgrange Stud) Roger Charlton 3-8-12 Doug Whyte ROW [7] 9/2
2) ROYAL BEACON (Tweenhills Racing) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Yutaka Take ROW [3] 20/1
3) COCONUT PENANG (Mrs A K H Ooi) Rod Millman 3-8-12 Pat Eddery GBI [9] 10/1
4) SOMNUS (Legard Sidebottom & Sykes) Tim Easterby 3-8-12 Kevin Darley GBI [1] 8/11 Fav
5) THE KIDDYKID (Claire Massey) David Evans 3-8-12 Johnny Murtagh GBI [8]
6) SEMENOVSKII (Peter Beaton-Brown) Paul D’Arcy 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon GBI [4]
7) TELEPATHIC (Pisani PLC) Alan Berry 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori ROW [2]
8) WIMPLE (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain t3-8-7 Andreas Suborics ROW [5]
9) PERCY DOUGLAS (Caron Stokell) Ann Stokell 3-8-12 Darryll Holland GBI [6]

9 ran
Time: 1m 15.05s Dist: nk, sh, nk, 3, 1/2, 7, 3, 1/2
Breeder: C J Mills Breeding: ch c Cadeaux Genereux - Midnight Shift (IRE) (Night Shift (USA))
Tote Win: £5.20 Places: £1.60; £3.80; £2.30 Exacta: £100.10

Winning trainer:-Name Charlton, Roger John Born: Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, 18/1/50First winner: Deploy (Haydock, April 14, 1990) Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation: Amateur rider (three wins including 1969 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase on Pride Of Kentucky), worked for Colin Davies, stockbroker, 1975-77 ran equine swimming pool in Lambourn, 1978-89 assistant to Jeremy Tree Classic win: (1) Vodafone Derby (1990 Quest For Fame) Other major wins include: French Derby (1990 Sanglamore), Prix d’Ispahan (1991 Sanglamore), Dante Stakes (1990 Sanglamore), Lancashire Oaks (1996 Spout), John Porter Stakes (1996 Spout), Prix de l’Opera (1994 Andromaque), Scottish Classic (1995 Baron Ferdinand), Hungerford Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Criterion Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Greenham Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Lingfield Derby Trial (1996 Mystic Knight), Sandown Mile (1997 Wixim), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1998 Tamarisk), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1999 Harmonic Way, 2003 Patavellian), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2001 Harmonic Way), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) Wins in a season (1990-2002):37:26:43:47:48:42:52:40:22:30:34:33:56 Number of horses in training (1990-2003):73:73:70: 79:93:109:104:110:96:70:75:84:76:91 Trains at Beckhampton, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Winning jockey:-Name: Whyte, Doug Age: 31 Born: Johannesburg, South Africa Background: Father John was a leading rider before retiring due to problems with his weight. John Whyte died when his son was nine-years-old and Doug attended the South African Jockeys’ Academy at Summerveld. Spent first two years of five-year apprenticeship with David Payne in Durban and the remainder with Johannesburg-based Gary Alexander. Rode nine winners for Payne before partnering 244 winners during years four and five of apprenticeship, overhauling previous record of 205 set by Michael Roberts and securing two apprentices’ championships. After finishing runner-up in senior South African Jockeys’ Championship five times, including a best ever seasonal tally of 279 successes, he was offered a job in Hong Kong. Has been champion there for last three seasons (2000/2001 to 2002/2003) with 88 wins, 77 wins and 88 wins respectively. Major wins include: Hong Kong Gold Cup (1999 Indigenous), Hong Kong International Vase (1998 Indigenous), Queen’s Plate (1996 Counter Action, 1997 London News), J & B Metropolitan Handicap (1997 London News), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1997 London News)

FINAL STANDINGS:
DUBAI DUTY FREE REST OF THE WORLD TEAM - 146
SODHEXO PRESTIGE GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND TEAM - 98

THE SILVER SADDLE FOR THE LEADING JOCKEY

Kieren Fallon 43 points
Doug Whyte 36 points
Shane Dye 32 points
Fredrik Johansson 29 points
Andreas Suborics 20 points
Yutaka Take 20 points
Pat Eddery 19 points
Darryll Holland 18 points
Mick Kinane 10 points
Kevin Darley 5 points
Frankie Dettori 5 points
Johnny Murtagh 3 points

Kieren Fallon is the leading rider. All riders earn £100 for each point won.


LEADING TRAINER AWARD

Andrew Balding 30 points
Paul Cole 28 points
Mark Johnston 24 points
Richard Hannon 18 points
Rod Millman 17 points
Michael Bell 15 points
Roger Charlton 15 points
Patrick Haslam 15 points
Tony Newcombe 10 points
Sir Michael Stoute 10 points
Clive Brittain 7 points
Ed Dunlop 7 points
Tim Easterby 7 points
Tim Easterby 5 points
James Fanshawe 5 points
Philip Hobbs 5 points
Alec Stewart 5 points
John Wainwright 5 points
David Evans 3 points
Barry Hills 3 points
Sylvester Kirk 3 points
William Jarvis 3 points

Andrew Balding takes the £5,000 bonus prize for being the leading trainer, with Paul Cole taking the £2,500 second prize.


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