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Saturday, August 11, 2007


DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
ASCOT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2007

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS


R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 TOTAL
REST OF THE WORLD - 12 7 28 17 22 86
IRELAND 10 15 28 5 3 5 66
GREAT BRITAIN 15 13 - 7 9 14 58
EUROPE 15 - 9 - 15 3 42

FINAL JOCKEY STANDINGS

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 TOTAL
Martin Dwyer GB - - - - 5 10 15
Kevin Darley GB - 3 - - 4 4 11
Hayley Turner GB 15 10 - 7 - - 32
Jimmy Fortune IRE 7 15 3 - - - 25
Declan McDonogh IRE 3 - 10 - - - 13
Kevin Manning IRE - - 15 5 3 5 28
Frankie Dettori EUR 5 - - - 15 - 20
Fredrik Johansson EUR 10 - 5 - - - 15
Andreas Suborics EUR - - 4 - - 3 7
Hugh Bowman ROW - 5 7 10 - 15 37
Darren Beadman ROW - 7 - 3 7 7 24
Yutaka Take ROW - - - 15 10 - 25


NEW FORMAT PROVES A HIT AT THE DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP

Nick Smith, Ascot Racecourse’s Head of Public Relations, expressed his satisfaction at the close of a hugely successful 2007 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, which saw some of the stars or world racing excite and delight a bumper family crowd beneath sun-drenched skies.


Smith said: “We have a crowd of 27,004, which is more than 6,000 up on this day last year (20,989). The four-team format worked and we feel we have got that right, so we are really pleased.


“We got the result we wanted in that everything was decided on the last race, both the team challenge and the silver saddle for the leading rider.


“On top of that, Frankie (Dettori) had his winner, Hayley (Turner) put right the wrong of her short-head defeat last year when winning the opener and Yutaka Take, who hasn’t had the best of luck here, rode his first winner at Ascot and was involved in the finish of the day against Frankie in the Carvill Shergar Cup Stayers.


“Everyone has had a great day and I genuinely think that the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is now firmly established.


“Everybody knows what it is and what it isn’t. It is a great bit of fun in the middle of summer, which is what we have always wanted it to be.”


BENANDONNER LANDS BOWMAN THE SILVER SADDLE

The 2007 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup ended perfectly for jockey Hugh Bowman. The Australian rider and Rest of the World team captain rode the final winner Benandonner in the Sodhexo Prestige Shergar Cup Mile.

Bowman’s Rest of the World Team won the competition with 86 points, 20 points clear of their closest rivals Ireland.


Bowman also won the Silver Saddle for leading rider with 37 points, five points clear of Hayley Turner.


He said: “I knew today that I would be struggling with my earlier rides and that my better chances were later in the afternoon.


“I have really enjoyed today and I think the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is a tremendous event. I think it has a huge future. It is great to see all the jockeys from around the world and this was the first time I had met Yutaka Take.


“I was surprised and honoured to be asked - I was really looking forward to today.

“With my rides today, I thought I had a chance of riding a winner, although there were no standout chances. My placings have enabled me to win the Silver Saddle. Hayley (Turner) certainly gave me something to catch!

“I now return to Australia on Tuesday but I will be back riding in Britain next season. I ride at Redcar tomorrow - I wouldn’t want to leave Britain on a high like this!

“All over Britain the enthusiasm of the crowd has been wonderful and today was very special indeed.”

Another Australian star, Darren Beadman, ended his first day riding in Britain with another third, his third of the afternoon, aboard 8/1 shot Pentecost.


Beadman said: “Another third. It’s a day of thirds but we clinched the series so it’s excellent. It has been a super experience - an absolute ball.”


WILLOUGHBY PLEASED

Racing Post journalist James Willoughby, who selected the Rest of the World’s runners at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup draw in London on Thursday night, was very pleased with the team’s victory and the whole Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup experience.

He said: “I think today is the day that the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup has really taken off.


“I would like to pay tribute to Nick Smith at Ascot for changing the format to four teams. It has meant that everything has gone down to the wire, both for the teams and for the Silver Saddle.


“We have seen some tremendous racing this afternoon and Yutaka Take’s win on Leg Spinner was pure TV Gold.


“As selectors, our one ambition was to ensure a close finish.


“The four teams of world-class jockeys has really helped the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup take off.


“The crowd of over 27,000 is around double you what would get for a normal Saturday and that is one in the eye for the ‘purists.’

“Racing faces lots of challengers in the sporting arena and the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup has certainly proved its attraction to people.”


HAYLEY TURNER REFLECTS

Hayley Turner reflected on her day after just being pipped in the race for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Silver Saddle (for the leading rider) after she led after the fifth race, only to be pipped in the last race by Hugh Bowman, captain of the Rest of the World team, 37 to 32.


She said: “I have had an absolutely brilliant day. The first one won (Relative Order) and that was the biggest outsider of my rides so I was a really pleased. The rest ran really well - I was a bit unlucky in the fifth race when we got a bit boxed in.


“I always say you need to be on the horses to win races and the hardest part in getting on racing is being able to get on horses with the ability to win.


“My rides for today have been picked out of a hat and given me the chance and opportunity to ride some good horses I have proved today I can win on them.


“My agent Guy Jewell does a fantastic job and there are not a lot of trainers who will say that now (I am not going to use a woman jockey). It is mainly in the big races that are difficult. Everybody wants to use the best available. You need a bit of luck to get on the right horses as well.


“I think I can ride any horses around any course. I will ride a colt around Epsom just like anybody else. My Mum, Dad and Nanna are here today. I never expected to do so well and it has been good fun.”


FIRST RACE RESULT

1.10pm BARCLAYS SHERGAR CUP JUVENILE

Class 2, Nursery Handicap, £35,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 7f. Highest weight 9st 7lb; lowest weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner 6lb. Dream Eater’s Handicap Mark: 97. Entries: 71. Confirmed: 33 pay £0. Penalty value 1st: £17,234 2nd: £6,034 3rd: £2,758 4th: £2,152.50 5th: £1,897 6th: £1,379

1 RELATIVE ORDER (Heading For The Rocks Partnership) John Best 2-7-12 [10] Hayley Turner GBR3 33/1 (15 points)
2 GYPSY BABY (M Sines) Richard Hannon 2-8-07 [4] Fredrik Johansson EUR2 10/1 (10)
3 DREAM EATER (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 2-9-07 [3] Jimmy Fortune IRE1 8/1 (7)
4 ORDINANCE (J Daniels) Terry Mills 2-8-11 [6] Frankie Dettori EUR3 (5)
5 ARCHIVED (Swan Racing) Mick Quinlan 2-8-09 [8] Declan McDonogh IRE2 (3)
6 DAN TUCKET (Box 41) Mick Channon 2-8-06 [9] Kevin Darley GBR1
7 BURNWYND BOY (Robert Reid) Ian Semple 2-9-04 [5] Hugh Bowman ROW1
8 STAGE ACCLAIM (You Boyz Is Lost) Rod Millman 2-8-04 [7] Yutaka Take ROW2
9 DALKEY GIRL (G T Gaffney) Vince Smith 2-8-03 [1] Martin Dwyer GBR2
10 COASTING (Sir John Ritblat, David & Jennifer Sieff) Amanda Perrett 2-9-01 (inc 6lb Ex) [2] Andreas Suborics EUR1 7/4F

10 ran
Time: 1m 26.76s (new 2-y-o record for Ascot’s new 7f course - previous record 1m 27.90s)
Distances: .75, nk, 1 .75, 1, .5, hd, 1, 2.5, .75
Unplaced favourite: 7/4 Coasting
Breeder: John & Caroline Penny
Breeding: b c Diktat - Aunt Ruby (USA) (Rubiano (USA))
Tote Win: £55.40 Places: £10.70, £2.00, £2.50 Exacta: £485.30

Team totals after first race: Great Britain: 15; Ireland: 10; Europe: 15; Rest of the World: 0

Winning trainer:-Name: Best, John Born: January 11, 1962 Trains at: Scragged Oak Farm, Hucking, Maidstone, Kent Background: former point-to-point rider Date of first trainer’s licence: December, 1996 Big Race Wins: Lupe Stakes (2006 Rising Cross (dht Soft Centre)), Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Park Hill Stakes (2006 Rising Cross), Betdirect Spring Cup (2006 Kingsgate Prince) First Classic runner: Rising Cross, 2nd in the 2006 Vodafone Oaks Wins (2002-2006): 20; 16; 45; 29; 32 Horses in training (1998-2007): 9; 9; 19; 26; 23; 26; 39; 56; 43; 45 Wins in 2007: 16

Winning Jockey:-Name: Turner, Hayley Born: Nottingham, January 3, 1983 Apprenticed to: Michael Bell in Newmarket, Suffolk First Ride: Markellis (Bet Direct From Littlewoods Handicap, Southwell, March 27, 2000) First Winner: Generate (Pontefract Apprentice Series (Round 2) Handicap, Pontefract, June 4, 2000) Background: Her riding instructor mother taught her to ride; went to Northern Racing College at Doncaster; apprenticed to Mark Polglase and then Michael Bell. Achievements: First female to be crowned champion apprentice - shared the title with Saleem Golam - when partnering 44 winners in the 2005 season, in which she also became the fourth woman in Britain to ride out her claim First Double: August 19, 2002, at Brighton on Blue Streak and Timeless Chick Number of Wins (2000-2006): 1; -; 9; 14; 34; 53; 36 Wins in 2007: 26 First Ascot winner: Relative Order, Barclays Shergar Cup Juvenile, August 11, 2007

Race 1 - Barclays Shergar Cup Juvenile - Winning Quotes

TURNER AND BEST SECURE ASCOT FIRSTS

Hayley Turner chose the right day to partner her first winner at Ascot as victory aboard 33/1 chance Relative Order in the Barclays Shergar Cup Juvenile gave the Great Britain team a perfect start to the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.


The former champion apprentice said: “I’ve had a few rides at Ascot in the past but never a winner so that’s another one to cross off the list.”

Turner, who was beaten a frustrating short-head aboard Tucker in the last race, the Sodexho Prestige Shergar Cup Mile, at the 2006 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, was thrilled after guiding the John Best-trained Relative Order to a three quarters of a length success.


She said: “I enjoyed riding here so much last year and it’s really good of them to let me ride here again.


“Relative Order hung left in the closing stages but he was just a bit green if anything and did it really well.


“The ground is fast but there’s no jar in it. It’s nice ground.”

Maidstone trainer Best was also enjoying a first winner at Ascot and expressed surprise at the 33/1 starting price of his charge.

He said: “That’s my first winner at Ascot and it’s great to win here. I’m surprised he was such a big price considering he ran quite well at Folkestone last time when he was drawn on the wrong side.


“We had to come here. He was in at Newmarket last night and I pulled him out for this. It cost me £130 but it was worth it. It’s a valuable race and it’s great to win here.


“He was always going to improve for the step up and the extra furlong was always going to help him.


“Hayley told me she would do 8st or 7st 13lb but in the end she’s done the weight (7st 12lb). It wouldn’t have bothered me if she had put up a couple of pounds overweight.”



Race 1 - Barclays Shergar Cup Juvenile

JOHANSSON THINKS MORE GIVE WOULD HAVE SUITED RUNNER-UP

Jockey Fredrik Johansson of the Europe team was happy following the running of the opening Barclays Shergar Cup Juvenile, where his mount, 10/1 shot Gypsy Baby, finished the three-quarter length runner-up behind Relative Order.


The star Swedish jockey said: “Gypsy Baby gave me a lovely ride.


“I think a bit more juice in the ground would have been better for her but she has still run a great race.


“The ground is pretty quick out there today.”

The Europe team also had the fourth-placed horse, the Frankie Dettori-ridden Ordnance, giving them 15 points after the opening race. The third European horse, Coasting, the 7/4 favourite, was a disappointment and finished last under Andreas Suborics.


The Great Britain team, who had the winner Relative Order and are currently tying for the lead with the Europe team on 15 points. The Ireland team had the third Dream Eater and the fifth, Archived, earning 10 points. The Rest of the World team failed to score any points.


NON-RUNNER

Race 5 - Michael Page International Shergar Cup Challenge
1 BEFORE YOU GO (Going)

There are no reserves in this race so Kevin Darley, rider of Before You Go, will be awarded four points for the Great Britain team.



SECOND RACE RESULT

1.45pm TITANIC QUARTER SHERGAR CUP DISTAFF

Class 2, Handicap, £35,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ fillies and mares rated 0-100, 6f. Highest weight 10st; lowest weight 8st 9lb, Penalties, after July 21, a winner 3lb. Dark Missile’s Handicap Mark: 100. Entries: 21. Confirmed: 13 pay £0. Penalty value 1st: £17,234 2nd: £6,034 3rd: £2,758 4th: £2,152.50 5th: £1,897 6th: £1,379

1 OUR FAYE (J B J Richards) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-10 (inc 3lb Ex) [8] Jimmy Fortune IRE1 9/2JF (22)
2 DARK MISSILE (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 4-10-00 [4] Hayley Turner GBR1 9/2JF (25)
3 TAGULA SUNRISE (David Knaggs & Mel Roberts) Richard Fahey 5-8-13 [1] Darren Beadman ROW1 10/1 (7)
4 LOCH VERDI (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 4-8-13 [3] Hugh Bowman ROW2 (5)
5 CHINA CHERUB (J Connolly, R Goward, J Jenkins, W Thornton) Richard Hannon b4-9-01 [2] Kevin Darley GBR2 (3)
6 LEOPOLDINE (R A Grossman & Normandie Stud Ltd ) Hughie Morrison 4-9-03 [5] Declan McDonogh IRE2 (3)
7 KEYAKI (S Oldroyd) Chris Wall 6-9-00 [9] Frankie Dettori EUR1 (5)
8 SWEET AFTON (Lockstone Business Services Ltd) Malcolm Saunders 4-9-00 [6] Martin Dwyer GBR3
9 PERFECT STORY (John & Bridget Drew) James Toller 5-8-13 [10] Andreas Suborics EUR2
10 FREE ROSES (James Given) James Given b4-9-04 [7] Kevin Manning IRE3

10 ran
Time: 1m 13.08s - new record for Ascot’s new 6f course; previous record 1m 13.12s
Distances: .75, .75, 1 1/4, 1.5, nk, 7, nk, 1, 1.25
Breeder: J B J Richards
Breeding: b f College Chapel - Tamara (Marju (IRE))
Tote Win: £4.40 Places: £2.20, £2.00, £2.20 Exacta: £12.80

Team scores for second race: Great Britain: 13; Ireland: 15; Europe: -; Rest of the World: 12
Team totals after second race: Great Britain: 28; Ireland: 25; Europe: 15; Rest of the World: 12

Winning trainer:-Name: Kirk, Sylvester Born: May 31, 1963 Background: Former assistant to East Everleigh-based trainer Richard Hannon Date of first trainer’s licence: December 2000 Big Race Wins Include: Autumn Stakes (2006 Caldra); £100,000 Tattersalls Autumn Auction Stakes (2002 Michelle Ma Belle); Prestige Stakes (2003 Gracefully); Rosemary Stakes (2005 Salamanca); Sporting Index Stardom Stakes (2006 Caldra); Weatherbys Super Sprint (2006 Elhamri), Windsor Castle Stakes (2006 Elhamri), £250,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (2006 Caldra) Wins In 2002-06: 23; 28; 35; 31; 29 Horses in training (2003-07): 40; 53; 66; 58; 61 Wins in 2007: 11 First Royal Ascot Winner: Elhamri, Windsor Castle Stakes, June 20, 2006 Royal Ascot Wins: (1) Windsor Castle Stakes (2006 Elhamri)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. Big wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), VC Bet Challenge Stakes (2006 Sleeping Indian), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream); Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), totesport.com Handicap (2006 All Ivory), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff); Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina), Royal Lodge Stakes (2005 Leo), Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Yorkshire Cup (2007 Sergeant Cecil) Wins (1988-2006): 8, 29, 46, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 93, 71, 92, 46, 72, 96, 77 Wins in 2007: 65 Royal Ascot Winners: (11) Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton, 2007 Royal Oath), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Norfolk Stakes (2007 Winker Watson)


Race 2 - Titanic Quarter Shergar Cup Distaff

ASCOT GROUP THREE BECKONS
FOR DARK MISSILE

Dark Missile could have booked a return ticket to Ascot for the Group Three John Guest Diadem Stakes on September 30, after finishing runner-up under Hayley Turner in the six-furlong Titanic Quarter Shergar Cup Distaff.


The four-year-old filly was unable to repeat her victory in the same race last year but trainer Andrew Balding was thrilled with her effort under top-weight of 10st.


The Kingsclere handler said: “She has run a great race and Hayley has given her a lovely ride. It’s tough to give that much weight away to an improving filly.


“The filly loves Ascot so we could bring her back for the John Guest Diadem Stakes here in the autumn.”

Turner looked like making it a quick-fire double as she eased Dark Missile to the lead approaching the distance, but the 9/2 joint favourite was unable to repel the late thrust of the Jimmy Fortune ridden Our Faye, going down by three quarters of a length.


The rider, at 24, the youngest jockey competing at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, said: “I thought I was on for a double but I knew she was always going to be vulnerable to a strong finisher because she had 10st on her back.


“She’s game and tries her best and she has run a cracker. It’s good to get more points on the board for the team.”

Australian star Darren Beadman, making his British debut for the Rest Of The World, was among the points on third-placed Tagula Sunrise, a 10/1 shot trained by Richard Fahey.


He said: “It was good. She travelled well but it was just a bit too sharp for her.”


Race 2 - Titanic Quarter Shergar Cup Distaff

FAYE STRIKES BACK FOR IRELAND TEAM

Our Faye provided the Ireland team with their first winner of the day when putting up a good performance to land the Titanic Quarter Shergar Cup Distaff.


Partnered by Jimmy Fortune, the four-year-old College Chapel filly, the 9/2 joint-favourite, stayed on strongly in the final furlong to overhaul the top-weight and other joint-favourite Dark Missile, who had looked as if she could provide Hayley Turner with her second winner of the day.


Jimmy Fortune said of the 9/2 joint-favourite Our Faye: “Come on Ireland!

“Our Faye has done very well today as we nearly got knocked over coming out the stalls - by a team-mate!

“I think this filly could be pretty smart.”

Asked whether he was taking over from Frankie Dettori as the best jockey at Ascot (Fortune was leading rider at Royal Ascot in 2007) he replied: “It’s easy to ride winners at Ascot when you are on good horses!”

Sylvester Kirk, the winning trainer, added: “I almost ran Our Faye in the Oak Tree Stakes (Group Three) at Goodwood last week but we decided to come here.


“She has come a long way this year and improved with every run (Our Faye has now won all of her four starts this season).


“I think we will now be looking at taking a step-up in class with Our Faye and hopefully we can get some black type with her.


“As an Irishman, I’m glad to have helped the Irish team with a winner!”


THIRD RACE RESULT

2.20pm PORTHAULT SHERGAR CUP SPRINT

Class 2, Handicap, £35,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo rated 0-100, 6f. Highest Weight: 9st 12lb; lowest weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner 3lb. Lipocco’s Handicap Mark: 100. Entries: 48. Confirmed: 28 pay £0. Penalty value 1st: £17,234 2nd: £6,034 3rd: £2,758 4th: £2,152.50 5th: £1,897 6th: £1,379

1 GENKI (Gillian Kohsla) Roger Charlton 3-8-12 [5] Kevin Manning IRE1 6/4F (15)
2 LIPOCCO (The Anagram Partnership) Ralph Beckett 3-9-12 [2] Declan McDonogh IRE2 15/2 (13)
3 KING'S APOSTLE (Wentworth Racing (Pty) Ltd) William Haggas 3-8-13 [7] Hugh Bowman ROW1 5/1 (12)
4 SOUTHANDWEST (B McNicholas & M Feehan) Stan Moore 3-8-13 [6] Fredrik Johansson EUR1 (15)
5 DAZED AND AMAZED (Mrs R Ablett) Richard Hannon 3-9-12 [3] Jimmy Fortune IRE 3 (25)
6 HEYWOOD (Sheikh Mohammed) Mick Channon 3-9-03 [8] Yutaka Take ROW2
7 INVINCIBLE FORCE (Terry Cummins) Paul Green 3-9-10 [10] Martin Dwyer GBR2
8 RESPLENDENT ALPHA (Resplendent Racing Limited) Paul Howling t3-9-07 [9] Darren Beadman ROW3 (7)
9 EVERYMANFORHIMSELF (Cavan Pickering & Stewart Whitehead) James Given b3-8-13 [1] Hayley Turner GBR2 (25)

9 ran
Time: 1m 13.34s
Distances: 2, .75, nk, 1.5, 1.25, sh, 1.25, nk
Non runner: Sirens Gift (withdrawn)
Breeder: Rathbarry Stud
Breeding: ch g Shinko Forest (IRE) - Emma’s Star (ITY) (Darshaan)
Tote Win: £2.30 Places: £1.30, £2.80, £2.00 Exacta: £15.00

Team scores for third race: Great Britain: -; Ireland: 28; Europe: 9; Rest of the World: 7
Team totals after third race: Great Britain: 28; Ireland: 53; Europe: 24; Rest of the World: 19

Winning trainer:-Name Charlton, Roger John Born: Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, 18/1/50 First winner: Deploy (Haydock, April 14, 1990) Date of first licence:1990 Trains at Beckhampton, Marlborough, Wiltshire 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 British Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1990 Quest For Fame) Other major wins include: Cambridgeshire (2005 Blue Monday), Criterion Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Dante Stakes (1990 Sanglamore), French Derby (1990 Sanglamore), Greenham Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Hungerford Stakes (1993 Inchinor), John Porter Stakes (1996 Spout), Lancashire Oaks (1996 Spout), Lingfield Derby Trial (1996 Mystic Knight), Palace House Stakes (2005 Avonbridge), Prix de l’Opera (1994 Andromaque), Prix d’Ispahan (1991 Sanglamore), Prix de l’Abbaye (2003 Patavellian, 2005 Avonbridge), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Sandown Mile (1997 Wixim), Scottish Classic (1995 Baron Ferdinand), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1998 Tamarisk), totesport.com International Stakes (2007 Third Set), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1999 Harmonic Way, 2003 Patavellian) Wins in a season (1990-2006): 37; 26; 43; 47; 48; 42; 52; 40; 22; 30; 34; 33; 56; 57; 36; 43; 37 Number of horses in training (1990-2007): 73; 73; 70; 79; 93; 109; 104; 110; 96; 70; 75; 84; 76; 91; 105; 97; 100; 96 Wins in 2007: 24 Royal Ascot wins: (6) King George V Handicap (1992 Source Of Light), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (1993 Source Of Light), Wokingham Handicap (2000 Harmonic Way), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2001 Harmonic Way), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo) First Royal Ascot winner: King George V Handicap (June 18, 1992 Source Of Light

Winning jockey:-Name: Manning, Kevin James Born: March 7, 1967 Based: Blackmiller Hill, Kildare, Ireland First Winner: Keynes (The Curragh, 1983) English Classic Winners (1): Stan James 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo)Big Race Wins: Irish Oaks (2002 Margarula); Irish 1,000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo), Ballycorus Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Ballysax Stakes (2006 Rhythm N’ Roots), Brownstown Stakes (2004 Tropical Lady), Concorde Stakes (2002 Marionnaud), Craven Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2006 Teofilo), Debutante Stakes (2006 Gaudeamus), Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Meld Stakes (2005 Tropical Lady, 2006 Heliostatic), Minstrel Stakes (2003 Avorado), Nassau Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun), Phoenix Stakes (1994 Eva Luna), Pretty Polly Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun), Prix de l’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Prix Marcel Boussac (2006 Finsceal Beo), Railway Stakes (1994 Eva Luna, 2004 Democratic Deficit), Rockfel Stakes (2006 Finsceal Beo); Round Tower Stakes (2005 Abigail Pett), Royal Whip Stakes (205 Tropical Lady) Wins in Ireland 2001-2005: 44 (4th in jockey’s championship), 57 (4th in jockey’s championship), 31, 34, 36 Wins in Britain (2005-2006): 2; 2 Wins in Britain this year: 2


Race 3 - Porthault Shergar Cup Sprint - Winning Quotes

IRISH IN POLE POSITION
AFTER MANNING TRIUMPH

Kevin Manning’s victory aboard 6/4 favourite Genki in the Porthault Shergar Cup Sprint placed the Ireland team firmly in the driving seat for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.


The Roger Charlton-trained gelding swept to the lead inside the distance and held Lipocco, ridden by Team Ireland’s Declan McDonogh, by two lengths.


Manning said: “It was fantastic. He travelled well through the race and was always going to pick up. Roger said whatever you do just wait until the furlong pole before getting after him.”

Genki was unfazed by an incident before the off in which Andreas Suborics’ mount was withdrawn after rolling under the running rail and getting loose.


Manning reported: “He’s a very switched off horse so I don’t think he even noticed the incident at the start.”

Winning trainer Roger Charlton said: “I haven’t got a race in mind for him. He was going to run at Newmarket next Saturday because I didn’t think he’d get into this race.”

The Irish team’s one-two, enhanced by a fifth for Jimmy Fortue aboard Dazed And Amazed, took them well clear of the chasing pack and prompted Ladbrokes to suspend betting on the outcome of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup with three races remaining.



Race 3 - Porthault Shergar Cup Sprint

LIPOCCO GIVES THE IRISH MORE POINTS IN SECOND

Lipocco helped cement the Ireland team’s lead in the 2007 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup when finishing the two-length runner-up behind Genki, also representing the Ireland team, in the Porthault Shergar Cup Sprint.


Trained by Ralph Beckett and partnered by Declan McDonogh, the 15/2 shot was in a clear lead approaching the final furlong but then had no answers to the challenge of Genki.


Jockey Declan McDonogh said: “Lipocco has given me a great ride.


“I thought we might win at one point, but then Kevin (Manning) came and nicked it from us!

“After having the first and second in that race as well, I think there should be a few pints for the Irish tonight!”

Ralph Beckett added: “That was a great run from Lipocco.


“I think we will look at stepping him up to Listed/Pattern company now - he’s getting bored of carrying top weight in handicaps!

“With the weather, it has been a bit of a stop-start summer for this horse, as he must have the ground like concrete.


“Even when he was clear today, I didn’t think we would win as Genki was going so well and had us covered.”


FOURTH RACE RESULT

2.55pm CARVILL SHERGAR CUP STAYERS

Class 2, Handicap, £35,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ rated 0-100, 2m. Highest weight 9st 12lb; lowest weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner 3lb. Greenwich Meantime’s Handicap Mark: 99. Entries: 48. Confirmed: 25 pay £0. Penalty value 1st: £17,234 2nd: £6,034 3rd: £2,758 4th: £2,152.50 5th: £1,897 6th: £1,379

1 LEG SPINNER (W A Moffett) Tony Martin IRE 6-8-13 [3] Yutaka Take ROW1 5/2F (15)
2 CARACCIOLA (Piers Pottinger) Nicky Henderson 10-9-00 [2] Hugh Bowman ROW3 20/1 (22)
3 COLLOQUIAL (David & M Blackburn) Henry Candy v6-9-04 [5] Hayley Turner GBR1 8/1 (32)
4 GOLDEN QUEST (Syndicate 2002) Mark Johnston 6-9-09 [9] Kevin Manning IRE1 (20)
5 ODIHAM (D L Brooks, J F Dean, Mrs J Scott) Hughie Morrison v6-9-05 (inc 3lb ex) [10] Darren Beadman ROW2 (10)
6 LETS ROLL (A Crute & Partners) Chris Thornton 6-8-13 [4] Frankie Dettori EUR2 (5)
7 GREENWICH MEANTIME (K Lee D Barlow B Crumbley & L Rutherford) Richard Fahey 7-9-12 [7] Fredrik Johansson EUR1 (15)
8 MIRJAN (Len Lungo Racing Limited) Len Lungo b11-9-03 [1] Jimmy Fortune IRE2 (25)
9 NOBELIX (Rupert Hambro) James Fanshawe 5-9-01 [8] Kevin Darley GBR2 (3)
10 VINANDO (Exors of the late Evelyn Hankinson) Charles Egerton tp6-9-11 [6] Andreas Suborics EUR3 (4)

10 ran
Time: 3m 31.93s
Distances: 1.25, 1.25, .75, 1.25, .75, hd, .75, 1.5, dist
Breeder: Steven Nolan
Breeding: b g Intikhab (USA) - Road Harbour (USA) (Rodrigo De Triano (USA))
Tote Win: £3.30 Places: £1.60, £5.30, £3.00 Exacta: £48.20

Team scores for fourth race: Great Britain: 7; Ireland: 5; Europe: -; Rest of the World: 28
Team totals after fourth race: Great Britain: 35; Ireland: 58; Europe: 24; Rest of the World: 47

Winning trainer: Tony Martin Based: Moattown, Kildalkey, Navan, County Meath, Ireland Background: former leading amateur rider who trains under both codes Aintree Festival Wins: Martell Reserve Novices’ Hunters’ Chase (1999 Extra Stout), Barton & Guestier H’cap Hurdle (2000 Ross Moff) Other major wins: The Sporting Index Cross Country Chase (1998 and 1999 Linden’s Lotto), Tote Northern National Hcap Chase (1999 Hollybank Buck), Crowther Homes Swinton Hcap Hurdle (1999 She’s Our Mare) Royal Ascot Wins: (2) Ascot Stakes Handicap (2000 Barba Papa, 2005 Leg Spinner) Wins in Britain (2005-2006): 1; 0 Wins in Britain in 2007: 1

Winning Jockey:-Name: Take, Yutaka Born: March 15, 1969 in Kyoto Background: son of legendary Japanese jockey Kunihito Take, he has achieved cult status himself in his native land. Based in the US through the 2000 season, and with John Hammond in France in 2001. Established a Japan Racing Association record of riding six Group 1 wins in a season when partnering Kane Hekili to victory in the 2005 Japan Cup Dirt. JRA Grand Prize winner for four consecutive years (1998-2001). Currently Japan’s leading rider in 2006 First Ride: March 1, 1987 First Win: Dyna Bishop (March 7, 1987 Hanshin) Champion Apprentice: 1987 69 wins Champion Japanese Jockey: 14 times (1989-90, 1992-2000, 2002-2005) Other Achievements: the first jockey to ride a Japanese-trained horse to victory in a European Group One race (Seeking The Pearl, 1998 Prix Maurice de Gheest, Deauville); the first jockey to ride 8 winners in a day in Japan (December 2002) Big Race Wins Include: Arima Kinen (1990 Oguri Cap); Darley July Cup (2000 Agnes World); Dubai Sheema Classic (2001 Stay Gold); Falmouth Stakes (2001 Proudwings); February Stakes (2003 Gold Allure, 2006 Kane Hekili); Hanshin Daishoten (2006 Deep Impact); Honk Kong International Vase (2001 Stay Gold); Japan Cup (1999 Special Week); Japan Cup Dirt (2001 Kurofune, 2004 Time Paradox, 2005 Kane Hekili); Kikuka Sho (2005 Deep Impact); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1994 Ski Paradise); Prix de l’Abbaye (1999 Agnes World, 2001 Imperial Beauty); Sprinters Stakes (1990 Bamboo Memory, 2002 Believe); Prix de Meautry (2002 Crystal Castle); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1998 Seeking The Pearl); Queen Elizabeth Cup (2001 To The Victory); Satsuki Sho (2005 Deep Impact); Seneca Stakes (1991 El Senor); Tenno Sho Spring (2006 Deep Impact); Takarazuka Kinen (2006 Deep Impact); Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (1998 Special Week, 1999 Admire Vega, 2002 Tanino Gimlet, 2005 Deep Impact); NHK Mile Cup (2001 Kurofune, 2006 Logic); Yasuda Kinen (1990 Oguri Cap, 1995 Heart Lake) Wins in Japan (1990-2005): 116; n/a; 130; 137; 134; 134; 159; 168; 169; 178; 130; n/a; 133; 204; 211; 212 Wins in Britain (2001-2006): 2; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0 Wins in Britain in 2007: 1 First winner at Ascot: Leg Spinner, Carvill Shergar Cup Stayers’, August 11, 2007


Race 4 - Carvill Shergar Cup Stayers

FIRST-EVER ASCOT WINNER FOR TAKE

Yutaka Take, the great Japanese jockey, recorded his first-ever winner at Ascot when partnering Leg Spinner to success in the Carvill Shergar Cup Stayers.


The 15-time Japanese champion jockey, who is the subject of national adulation in his homeland, was out the back for most of the race before coming with a superbly-timed challenge to take up the running around a furlong from home to record a length and a quarter success over Caracciola.


Yutaka Take said: “I am very, very happy to have ridden my first winner at Ascot.


“The horse was slow to start so I thought we would just sit out the back and wait for the gaps to come.


“A lot of people from Japan are today and I am always happy to ride winners wherever my fans are.”

Winning trainer Tony Martin added: “Yutaka was ultra-cool on Leg Spinner.


“I was very nervous watching the race but touch wood Yutaka knew what he was doing.


“All the jockeys are world-class in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup. The only uncertainty I had when I learnt Yutaka was riding was that I wasn’t sure if there are races as long as this in Japan but everything has worked out perfectly.


“Leg Spinner will probably mix running on the flat and over hurdles for the moment.

“He could be entered in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket but that is a long way off.

“He doesn’t like the soft ground in the winter.”


Race 4 - Carvill Shergar Cup Stayers - Place Quotes

BOWMAN PLEASED WITH “HONEST” CARACCIOLA

Caracciola was gallant in defeat as he went down by a length and a quarter under Hugh Bowman in the two-mile Carvill Shergar Cup Stayers.


The 10-year-old hurdler, having his second start on the Flat this year, took the lead inside the final quarter mile but was unable to withstand the powerful finish of the Yutaka Take-ridden Leg Spinner.


Australian ace Bowman said: “I was very hopeful turning into the straight. He travelled really well but I knew the danger was behind us with Yutaka and Leg Spinner.


“When I hit the front though, I thought it was going to take a good one to come past. My bloke was honest and gallant but the winner was just too good.”

Winning trainer Nicky Henderson said of the 20/1 chance: “That’s the second time I’ve run him on the Flat this season and both times they have gone a crawl. He could do with a bit more pace.


“Hugh gave him the perfect ride. He was travelling very well but so were most of the others. The winner was just too good.”

Hayley Turner collected more points for the Great Britain team aboard third-placed Colloquial, trained by Henry Candy, and extended her lead in the race for the Shergar Cup Silver Saddle, awarded to the top rider.


Turner commented: “I was told beforehand that he might be lazy but he travelled quite well and he’s very game.


“I’ve been joking with the boys on the team that I’m carrying them - but I’m not really.”


FIFTH RACE RESULT

3.30pm MICHAEL PAGE INTERNATIONAL SHERGAR CUP CHALLENGE

Class 2, Handicap, £35,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ rated 0-100, 1m 4f. Highest weight 9st 12lb; lowest weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner 3lb. Before You Go’s Handicap Mark: 98. Entries: 57. Confirmed: 30 pay £0. Penalty value 1st: £17,234 2nd: £6,034 3rd: £2,758 4th: £2,152.50 5th: £1,897 6th: £1,379

1 STRATEGIC MOUNT (Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib) Paul Cole 4-9-08 [5] Frankie Dettori EUR1 11/8F (20)
2 JOHN TERRY (Alan Spence) Amanda Perrett 4-9-04 [6] Yutaka Take ROW1 8/1 (25)
3 ACROPOLIS (Newkeylets) Ian Semple v6-9-06 [9] Darren Beadman ROW2 12/1 (17)
4 MUSTAJED (Double P Partnership) Rod Millman 6-9-03 [10] Martin Dwyer GBR3 (5)
5 GAVROCHE (M Khan X2) Jim Boyle 6-9-06 [7] Kevin Manning IRE3 (23)
6 CORRIOLANUS (Dubai Thoroughbred Racing) Andrew Balding 7-9-09 [8] Fredrik Johansson EUR2 (15)
7 KERRIEMUIR LASS (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XV) Michael Jarvis 4-9-02 [2] Declan McDonogh IRE1 (13)
8 DUNASKIN (Equiname Ltd) Karen McLintock 7-9-07 [3] Jimmy Fortune IRE2 (25)
9 BANDAMA (Lady Clague) Amanda Perrett 4-9-08 [4] Hayley Turner GBR2 (32)

9 ran
Time: 2m 34.09s
Distances: hd, 2, 1, nk, nk, .5, hd, 2
Non runner: Before You Go
Breeder: Arbib Bloodstock Partnership
Breeding: b c Montjeu (IRE) - Danlu (USA) (Danzig (USA))
Tote Win: £2.50 Places: £1.30, £2.90, £2.80 Exacta: £15.30

Team scores for fifth race: Great Britain: 9; Ireland: 3; Europe: 15; Rest of the World: 17
Team totals after fifth race: Great Britain: 44; Ireland: 61; Europe: 39; Rest of the World: 64

Winning trainer:-Name Cole, Paul Frederick Irvine Date of birth: 11/9/41 Trains at Whatcombe, Wantage, Oxfordshire Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Richmond Sturdy & George Todd Classic wins: (2) St Leger (1990 Snurge); Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous) Major wins include: Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous), Italian Derby (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star), King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), St Leger (1990 Snurge), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Italian Oaks (1993 Bright Generation), Queen Mary Stakes (1996 Dance Parade), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1991 & 1992 Ruby Tiger), Premio Legnano (1993 Ruby Tiger), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum), Grand Prix de Deauville (1993 Snurge), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lincoln Handicap (1997 Kuala Lipis, 2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1996 Putra, 1997 Central Park, 2006 Strategic Prince) Wins in 2007: 18 Wins (1984-2006): 61; 54; 64; 55; 43; 51; 53; 73; 86; 67; 69; 77; 74; 60; 64; 76; 51; 56; 61; 56; 41; 31; 44 Other details: Champion trainer in 1991 Royal Ascot wins: 20 First Royal Ascot winner: Calibina (June 17, 1977 - Wokingham Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1977 Calibina, 1980 Queen’s Pride, 1987 Bel Byou), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum, 1994 Sri Pekan, 1998 Red Sea), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1979 Crimson Beau), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos) First Goodwood Winner: Off Games (Goodwood Claiming Stakes, August 3, 1973) Goodwood Winners: 94 (33 at July Meeting) Horses in training (1985-2007): 84; 107; 112; 120; 120 ; 117; 105; 131; 136; 157; 129; 140; 141; 134; 118; 117; 111; 114; 97; 92; 83; 73; 61

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) First Success: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (12) Vodafone Derby (2007 Authorized), Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2007 Sixties Icon), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Wins 1987-2006: 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2007: 37 Royal Ascot wins: (39) First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), St James’s Palace (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Albany Stakes (2006 Sander Camillo) Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins)



Race 5 - Michael Page International Shergar Cup Challenge - Quotes

FRANKIE LANDS STRATEGIC VICTORY

Frankie Dettori was rewarded with rapturous applause after treating the crowd to a flying dismount following his victory aboard 11/8 favourite Strategic Mount in the Michael Page International Shergar Cup Challenge.


Dettori, who rode a fine stalking race before unleashing the four-year-old above the distance, came out on top in a final furlong tussle with Yutaka Take, riding John Terry, to take the mile and a half contest by a head.


The winning rider said: “I only gave him two or three cracks. He’s a big horse and once I had him running I didn’t want to break his stride. With some big horses, the slightest movement on their back knocks them off stride.


“I was always going to win. Yutaka was coming but I’ve won a few here and I know where the winning post is!”

Winning trainer Paul Cole was pleased with Strategic Mount who could head to York for the totesport Ebor later in the month, for which Paddy Power make him 10/1 fourth favourite from 14/1.


The Whatcombe handler said; “We came here with a win in mind but we’ve always wanted to go to the Ebor.


“He was fresh at Goodwood last time and the race wasn’t run to suit him. He’s a good horse and will go and win again. The Ebor is on the cards and the faster the ground the better.”

Australian superstar Darren Beadman finished third on Acropolis and said: “The horse gave me a great ride.

“That was my second third of the afternoon - at least I’ve been consistent!

“I have one more ride to look forward to in the last on Pentecost and hopefully that gives me a chance of finishing the day on a winner.”

Going into the last race, the Rest of the World team is leading by 64 points to Ireland’s 61. Ladbrokes make Rest of the World a 4/6 chance to retain the lead and Ireland 11/10 to go to the front in the race for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.



SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.05pm SODEXHO PRESTIGE SHERGAR CUP MILE

Class 2, Handicap, £35,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ rated 0-100, 1m. Highest weight 9st 12lb; lowest weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after July 21, a winner 3lb. Musadif’s Handicap Mark: 95. Entries: 51. Confirmed: 26 pay £0. Penalty value 1st: £17,234 2nd: £6,034 3rd: £2,758 4th: £2,152.50 5th: £1,897 6th: £1,379

1 BENANDONNER (J C & Sinead Parsons) Richard Fahey 4-9-02 [10] Hugh Bowman ROW2 5/1 (37)
2 ACE OF HEARTS (Archangels 1) Chris Wall 8-9-07 [3] Martin Dwyer GBR1 5/2F (15)
3 PENTECOST (J C & S R Hitchins) Andrew Balding p8-9-10 [7] Darren Beadman ROW1 8/1 (24)
4 SOUTH CAPE (Heart Of The South Racing) Mick Channon 4-9-02 [9] Kevin Manning IRE1 (28)
5 WATERSIDE (Nigel Shields) Gary Moore 8-9-05 [5] Andreas Suborics EUR2 (7)
6 WOVOKA (Mrs T Burns & Mick Channon) Mick Channon 4-9-01 (inc 3lb Ex) [1] Frankie Dettori EUR3 (20)
7 CAPE OF LUCK (Mrs S Sheldon) Philip Mitchell 4-9-07 [8] Fredrik Johansson EUR1 (15)
8 PRINCE OF THEBES (Canisbay Bloodstock) John Akehurst 6-9-04 [2] Declan McDonogh IRE2 (13)
9 BUSTAN (Mrs J Morley) Giles Bravery 8-9-09 [4] Yutaka Take ROW3 (25)

9 ran
Time: 1m 40.99s
Distances: .5, 2.5, sh, .5, 1 .75, hd, .75, 3.5
Non-runner: Musadif
Breeder: Gainsborough Farm LLC
Breeding: ch g Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Cape Verdi (IRE) (Caerleon (USA))
Tote Win: £9.30 Places: £2.90, £1.70, £2.10 Exacta: £30.40

Team scores for sixth race: Great Britain: 14; Ireland: 5; Europe: 3; Rest of the World: 22
Team totals after sixth race: Great Britain: 58; Ireland: 66; Europe: 42; Rest of the World: 86

Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Riding career: Approximately 100 winners Date of first licence: 1993 Trains at Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Big Race Wins: totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road); Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear) Horses in training (1995-2007): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84 Wins (1993-2006): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 38; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87 Wins in 2007: 52 Royal Ascot Wins: (1) Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium) First Royal Ascot Winner: Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium)

Winning jockey:-Name: Bowman, Hugh Age: 26 Based: East Ilsley, Berkshire Background: Former champion apprentice in Australia. Hails from Dunedoo New South Wales. Served a six-month ban in 2002 after testing positive for cocaine. Rode winners in Ireland while on a Busman’s holiday in 2004, during which time he met his fiancee, Christine Walsh. Joined Mick Channon’s yard for three months from mid-April 2007. Met Channon during an Ashes Test match in Australia after being recommended to the trainer by AJC chairman David Hall, and was offered the chance to ride for the West Ilsley handler. At the time of his arrival he had ridden over 850 winners in Australia (including eight Group Ones) where he has forged a successful association with the powerful Gai Waterhouse stable, and was second only to Darren Beadman on the Sydney circuit with 39 winners this term. Big Race Wins Include: totesport.com Victoria Cup (2007 Wise Dennis), Doomben Cup (2004 Defier), Doomben 10,000 (2005 Red Oog), Dubai Rosehill Guineas (2007 He’s No Pie Eater), Equal Flight Stakes (2006 Cheeky Choice), George Ryder Stakes (2005 Court’s In Session), Golden Rose (2003 In Top Swing, 2004 Doonan), Hobartville Stakes (2007 2007 Mutawaajid), Magic Millions Classic (2005 Bradbury’s Luck, 2007 Mimi Lebrock), Queensland Oaks (2005 Vitesse Dane), Ranvet Stakes (2007 Desert War), Royal Sovereign Stakes (2007 Mutawaajid), Shorts Stakes (Bentley Biscuit), T J Smith Stakes (2006 Red Oog) First Ride in Britain: Rio Taffeta, Brighton, April 29, 2007 First Winner in Britain: Emerald Wilderness (dht with Guiseppe Verdi), Wolverhampton, April 30, 2007 First Double in Britain: Wise Dennis in the totesport.com Victoria Cup and Yem Kinn in the McGee Group Maiden Stakes (Ascot, May 12, 2007) Wins in Britain in 2007: 33



Race 6 - Sodexho Prestige Shergar Cup Mile

BENANDONNER LANDS BOWMAN THE SILVER SADDLE


The 2007 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup ended perfectly for jockey Hugh Bowman. The Australian rider and Rest of the World team captain rode the final winner Benandonner in the Sodhexo Prestige Shergar Cup Mile.

Bowman’s Rest of the World Team won the competition with 86 points, 20 points clear of their closest rivals Ireland.


Bowman also won the Silver Saddle for leading rider with 37 points, five points clear of Hayley Turner.


He said: “I knew today that I would be struggling with my earlier rides and that my better chances were later in the afternoon.


“I have really enjoyed today and I think the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is a tremendous event. I think it has a huge future. It is great to see all the jockeys from around the world and this was the first time I had met Yutaka Take.


“I was surprised and honoured to be asked - I was really looking forward to today.

“With my rides today, I thought I had a chance of riding a winner, although there were no standout chances. My placings have enabled me to win the Silver Saddle. Hayley (Turner) certainly gave me something to catch!

“I now return to Australia on Tuesday but I will be back riding in Britain next season. I ride at Redcar tomorrow - I wouldn’t want to leave Britain on a high like this!

“All over Britain the enthusiasm of the crowd has been wonderful and today was very special indeed.”

Another Australian star, Darren Beadman, ended his first day riding in Britain with another third, his third of the afternoon, aboard 8/1 shot Pentecost.


Beadman said: “Another third. It’s a day of thirds but we clinched the series so it’s excellent. It has been a super experience - an absolute ball.”


REST OF THE WORLD TEAM
Hugh Bowman (ROW Captain)
Born on July 14, 1980, in Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia, Hugh Bowman was a champion apprentice in his home country, where he has ridden around 850 winners.
Bowman has partnered eight Group One winners in Australia, with the best horses he has ridden including Desert War, successful in the 2007 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick and He's No Pie Eater, winner of the 2007 Rosehill Guineas.
Leading Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse was one of Bowman's main backers, although his career in Australia was not without controversy. In 2002 he was handed a six-month ban after a positive test for cocaine. Bowman served his ban by working on a cattle station in the Queensland outback, an experience he credits for giving him a fresh perspective on life.
In 2004, he took a busman's holiday and rode in Ireland, where he partnered one winner and met his fiancée Christine Walsh.
A meeting with Mick Channon at the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in January, 2007, led to Bowman being offered a position in England by the West Illsley-based trainer. Bowman's British debut was aboard Rio Taffeta at Brighton on April 29 and he only had to wait until the following day for a winner when Emerald Wilderness won in a dead-heat at Wolverhampton.

His first big-race victory in Britain came aboard Wise Dennis in the totesport.com Victoria Cup at Ascot on May 12. Other significant successes enjoyed by Bowman this season include Hatta Fort's victory in the Group Two Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last month.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Debut

Darren Beadman
Born November 17, 1965, Darren Beadman is a riding legend in his native Australia with a host of Group One wins (over 80) to his name, including two Melbourne Cups aboard Kingston Rule (1990) and Saintly (1996). He makes his British debut in the 2007 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.

He was raised in the Yass district near Canberra and rode a bus to primary school with Michael Freedman, younger brother of future leading trainer Lee Freedman. He moved to Sydney at the age of 15 as apprentice to Theo Green at Rosehill racetrack and went on to forge successful associations with leading trainers Bart Cummings and John Hawkes. In 1985, he spent nine months riding as an apprentice in France for trainer John Fellows, during which time he won the Prix Morny on Regal State.

Beadman took his first New South Wales Premiership in the 1994-95 season with a then record 128 winners and gathered his eighth title this season with a new record of 164. A treble at Rosehill on Saturday, July 7, brought his tally to 153 victories in a season, one more than he secured in the 2005-06 season, when he rode 80 winners more than his nearest rival.

The rider caused a stir when quitting the saddle to become a Christian minister in 1997. The move followed his conversion to Christianity, which came in the wake of his daughter Rachel being born deaf. His self-imposed exile ended at Rosehill, Sydney, on January 8, 2000, when he rode Aviano in the Beadman's Back Handicap.

He gained the elusive Cox Plate/Melbourne Cup double aboard Saintly in 1996 and is also associated with the champions Octagonal and Lohnro. His son Mitchell is apprenticed to John Hawkes.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Debut

Yutaka Take
The subject of national adulation in Japan, where he is the country's top sporting figure, Yutaka Take was born in Kyoto on March 15, 1969, the son of legendary jockey turned trainer Kunihiko Take, who was known as the 'Magician of the Turf'.
He rode his first winner on Dyna Bishop at Hanshin on March 7, 1987, and won 69 races when champion apprentice that year, a record for a first season rider. He has been champion Japanese jockey 15 times (1989 90, 1992 2000, 2002 2005). His 2003 title saw him win a record 204 races. He has won at Group One level for 20 consecutive seasons.

In 1991 he became the first Japanese rider to win a Pattern race overseas when taking the Grade Three Seneca Stakes on El Senor at Saratoga, USA, and was also the first Japanese jockey to win a Pattern race in Europe when landing the 1994 Prix du Moulin on Ski Paradise at Longchamp, France, as well as the first to score in Britain, when taking the 2000 July Cup on Agnes World.
Take is an internationally renowned jockey who has travelled extensively and was based in California in 2000 and rode in France during the 2001 and 2002 seasons, before returning to his domestic base. He partnered the great Deep Impact in all of his races, including the 2005 Japanese Triple Crown. Take participated at the 2003 and 2004 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cups.

On July 22, this year Take established a record in Japan when recording his 2,944th success at a Japan Racing Association (JRA) track. He passed the record of 2,943 achieved by Yukio Okabe.

No previous Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup wins


EUROPE TEAM
Frankie Dettori (Europe Captain)
Born in Milan on December 15, 1970, the son of Gianfranco, a multiple champion jockey in Italy, Frankie Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani's Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985.
His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and he rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He was champion British apprentice in 1989 and passed 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes.

He has since captured the hearts of racegoers with his flamboyant style, phenomenal riding successes, and charisma in and out of the saddle. Champion jockey in 1994, 1995 and 2004, Dettori created history when riding all seven winners on the first-day card at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. His ground-breaking exertions brought recognition beyond racing's own sphere when he was voted into third place in the 1996 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards and was a team captain on 'A Question Of Sport'.
Victory in the Vodafone Derby eluded Dettori until Authorized's success in 2007, and he has tasted success in all four other domestic Classics (with 12 in total), as well as a host of high-profile international successes, including the 1995, 2001 and 2002 Arcs on Lammtarra, Sakhee and Marienbard respectively, the Japan Cup on Singspiel in 1996, Falbrav in 2002 and Alkaased in 2005, the Dubai World Cup on Dubai Millennium (2000), Moon Ballad (2003) and Electrocutionist (2006) and the Breeders' Cup Turf on Daylami in 1999, Fantastic Light in 2001 and Red Rocks in 2006.
Dettori, who is retained by the Godolphin team, survived an horrific plane crash at Newmarket in 2000 in which the pilot was killed. He is married to Catherine with five children, and his autobiography came out in 2004.

Previous Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup wins (3): 1999 Mythical Girl, Diktat; 2004 Justaquestion

Fredrik Johansson
Born on March 24, 1971, the son of former Swedish jockey Sven-Ake Johansson, Fredrik Johansson began his career in pony races at the age of seven. In 1988, he turned his back on a possible career in football to join trainer Mikael Jacobsson and was champion apprentice in 1989 and 1990.

He enjoyed his first major success on Nashville in the 1990 Swedish Criterium - the biggest juvenile contest in Sweden. That year, he went on to win the first classic of his career, taking the Swedish 1,000 Guineas on Cheerleader. Johansson captured the Swedish jockeys' championship in 1994 and was also Scandinavian champion jockey in 1991 and 1995. He has had 30 classic wins so far.

Johansson enjoyed the biggest international success of his career on July 1, 2007, when he steered Alderflug to an impressive victory in the Group One German Derby.

Sweden's top rider is no stranger to Derby success, having secured four wins in the Swedish version and two apiece in the Danish and Norwegian equivalents. In 1997 he achieved the notable feat of partnering Valley Chapel to success in all three Scandinavian Derbys in the same season.
His successes in Britain include a victory aboard Lochridge in the 2003 Shergar Cup Distaff. He rode as stable jockey to Lambourn-based trainer Roy Kvisla for much of the 2006 season, partnering five winners in all. He has also ridden in Hong Kong.

Previous Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup wins (1): 2003 Lochridge

Andreas Suborics
Andreas Suborics was born on August 11, 1971, in Vienna, Austria. He rode his first winner on Donjana at Vienna on April 4, 1988, and moved from his homeland to Germany in 1993 and is currently based in Cologne. His first major win on the European scene came at Longchamp in the 1996 Group One Prix de la Foret, partnering A Magicman to victory. Since then Suborics has gone on to enjoy success at the highest level around the world. Tiger Hill is one of the best horses he has ridden, providing him with successes in two of Germany's most prestigious races - the Grosser Preis Von Baden in 1998 and the Grosser Dallmayr Preis in 1999.

The 2001 season was the most memorable to date for Suborics, largely thanks to the globetrotting Silvano. He rode that horse to success in the Arlington Million in Chicago as well as the Singapore Cup at Kranji and the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Paolini provided the rider with two Group One victories in Italy in 2001, capturing the Gran Premio di Milano and the Premio Presidente della Repubblica. In 2002, Suborics won the German jockeys' title for the first time with 82 winners and was champion again in 2004 and 2006.

In 2004, he partnered his first Deutches Derby winner in Shirocco and won the German Oaks on Amarette. Shirocco went on to enjoy Group One success in Italy later in the same season with Suborics aboard, while he also won the 2004 Criterium de Saint-Cloud on Paita.

Suborics sustained serious chest injuries after a fall at Kyoto, Japan, in January, 2005, but made a full recovery and was back in the saddle four months later. Last season he secured a brace of Group Two victories aboard Arcadio, while this year he captured the Group Two Premio Emilio Turati in San Siro, Italy, on Apollo Star. He currently rides as number one jockey to Mario Hofer.

He has twice participated in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, in 2002 and 2003.

No previous Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup wins


GREAT BRITAIN TEAM

Martin Dwyer (Great Britain Captain)
Martin Dwyer was born in Liverpool on June 28, 1975 and enjoyed the biggest day of his racing life when he produced Sir Percy with a breathtaking run to win the 2006 Vodafone Derby at Epsom Downs.

Dwyer's family was not involved in racing but he started riding ponies at the age of 14 although, a lifelong Everton fan, was more into football. A year later he joined trainer Ian Balding, whose son Andrew he rides for regularly.

He enjoyed another of his greatest days in the saddle when winning the 2003 Vodafone Oaks aboard the Balding trained Casual Look. At the beginning of the 2006 season, he took over as second jockey to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, whose first jockey is Richard Hills. His fine Epsom record also includes winning the 2004 Group Three Diomed Stakes aboard Passing Glance.
His other major successes include the Grade One Canadian International, Dubai Sheema Classic and Hong Kong Vase on Phoenix Reach, and he was the great Persian Punch's final regular partner, winning the Jockey Club Cup (2002 and 2003) and the Goodwood Cup (2003). He partnered the Marcus Tregoning-trained High Accolade to success in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2003 and the same colt to back-to-back wins in the Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2003 and 2004).
Other big-race wins include the 2006 John Porter Stakes at Newbury aboard the Tregoning-trained Mubtaker and the 2003 Royal Lodge Stakes on the same trainer's Snow Ridge. His best year numerically was 2002 when he rode 106 winners and he ended 2006 with a tally of 90.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup debut

Kevin Darley
Born on August 5, 1960, in Tettenhall, Staffordshire, Darley lives in Sheriff Hutton, near York. He served his apprenticeship with Reg Hollinshead and his first winner was on Dust Up at Haydock on August 5, 1977.
Darley became champion apprentice the following year. He won the 1995 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) on the Lady Herries-trained Celtic Swing, on whom he had also taken the previous year's Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, carrying the colours of owner Peter Savill, to whom he was retained rider at the time.
He dead-heated on Coastal Bluff for trainer David Barron in the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 1997. In 2000, he enjoyed further Group One glory in the Haydock Sprint Cup on Pipalong and when beating Giant's Causeway aboard Observatory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. His 152 winners that season made him the first English-born champion jockey since Lester Piggott in 1982.
More Group One success came in 2001 via Super Tassa in the Yorkshire Oaks and subsequent dual Derby hero High Chaparral in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. A freelance, he again won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in 2002 on the Terry Mills-trained Where Or When and broke his British classics duck by taking Doncaster's St Leger on Bollin Eric in the same season.

Darley struck up a fantastic partnership with the amazing filly Attraction, who won on her first eight starts, including the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas plus the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and Sun Chariot Stakes in 2004, a contest he also captured a year later with Peeress.

Last season, star sprinter Reverence provided Darley with more top level glory, taking the Nunthorpe Stakes at York and Sprint Cup at Haydock. He has partnered 45 winners so far this year.

Darley has previously participated in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
No previous Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup wins

Hayley Turner
Hayley Turner, the joint champion UK apprentice jockey in 2005, is generally acknowledged as the most promising female rider ever to emerge in the 400-year history of the Sport of Kings in this country.
Born on January 3, 1983, in Nottingham, Turner was taught to ride by her mother, a riding instructor. She started riding out for trainer Mark Polglase, who supplied her first winner, Generate, at Pontefract on June 4, 2000. She also attended the Northern Racing College, and then was apprenticed to Michael Bell in Newmarket.

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

Her success during the 2005 season led to Turner being awarded a Lester for apprentice jockey of the year - the first woman ever to land the award. Turner competed in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup in 2006 and nearly won the Shergar Cup Mile when going down by a short-head on Tucker. She has ridden 162 winners in the past five seasons.

No previous Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup wins




IRELAND TEAM

Jimmy Fortune (Ireland Captain)
Born in Ireland on June 14, 1972, Jimmy Fortune gained his initial grounding in racing with Jim Bolger in Co Carlow. He then came over to Britain and rode his first winner at Thirsk aboard the Eric Alston-trained Hitchenstown on July 29, 1988. The following year, he won the Ayr Gold Cup on Joveworth, trained by Mike O'Neill, to whom he was apprenticed. In 1990, his 46 victories won him the apprentices' championship.
Having had a spell with Luca Cumani, he then became first rider to David Barron's stable near Thirsk, for whom he won the 1994 Stewards' Cup at Goodwood on For The Present and the same race two years later on Coastal Bluff, who later that season gave Fortune his second Ayr Gold Cup success. The departure of Kieren Fallon to become first rider to Henry Cecil saw Fortune take over as stable jockey to Lynda Ramsden in 1997.
In the autumn of 1998, he was approached to become retained rider to owner Robert Sangster, and that association yielded its first major success with Commander Collins in the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster that October.

His successes last year included the Coronation Stakes aboard Nannina and the Sussex Stakes on Court Masterpiece.
This season he enjoyed a wonderful Royal Ascot, finishing the meeting as top rider with five wins. He rides principally for John Gosden and Peter Chapple-Hyam.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup debut

Kevin Manning
Born on March 7, 1967, Kevin James Manning is one of the most experienced jockeys in the weighing room. He has been attached to the stable of Jim Bolger all his life and is married to his boss's daughter, Una.
He rode his first winner, Keynes, at the Curragh on April 23, 1983. Crowned champion apprentice in Ireland in 1987 - the runner-up that year was a certain Kieren Fallon - he became first jockey to Bolger in 1994, replacing Christy Roche. That year, he partnered Eva Luna to a first Group One success in the Phoenix Stakes at Leopardstown.

Manning recorded his debut Classic victory in the 2002 Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Margarula, with the 33/1 shot defeating odds-on favourite Quarter Moon by a length. However, it was another Jim Bolger-trained filly, the brilliant Alexander Goldrun, who really grabbed the headlines for Manning, the duo notching no less than 10 victories, five at the top level, in the Prix de l'Opera (2004), Hong Kong Cup (2004), Nassau Stakes (2005) and Pretty Polly Stakes (2005 & 2006).

In 2006, Manning enjoyed phenomenal success with two juveniles, both trained by Jim Bolger, who ended the season as champions. The imposing colt Teofilo was unbeaten in five outings, including the National Stakes at the Curragh and Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, while filly Finsceal Beo took the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp and Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in devastating style.

While injury meant that Teofilo never raced as a three-year-old, Finsceal Beo proved her star billing with a sensational Classic double for Manning this season, taking the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas, and narrowly failing in the French equivalent in between.

Other recent big race wins for Manning include the 2006 Debutante Stakes with Gaudeamus, 2005 Royal Whip Stakes on Tropical Lady, who scored eight times in total for the jockey, and 2004 Railway Stakes on Democratic Deficit, all Group Two events.
Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup debut

Declan McDonogh
Declan McDonogh crowned an excellent 2006 season when winning the Irish jockeys' championship for the first time with 89 victories, 13 clear of his nearest rival Pat Smullen.
Born on January 21, 1980, he is the son of Co Meath trainer Des McDonogh, who will always be associated with dual Champion Hurdle winner Monksfield. His mother Helen, under her maiden name of Bryce-Smith, was a high-class amateur and won 34 point-to-points on one horse alone, Still William.
Declan McDonogh rode his first winner on Aine's Pet for his father at the Curragh on June 6, 1995, and soon forged an association with Kevin Prendergast's Curragh stable and - at the age of 19 - won the 1999 Group Two Pretty Polly Stakes for him on Polaire.
He won the same race in 2001 with Rebelline, on whom he went on to secure a Group One victory in the following year's Tattersalls Gold Cup. His most valuable victory came on Miss Beatrix in last year's Goffs Million at the Curragh while he had a first Royal Ascot win in June, 2006, on Elhamri in the Windsor Castle Stakes.

This year, his biggest victories have come on the Group Three scorers Mores Wells, Mustameet and Decado.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup debut


DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP OPENS

The official opening ceremony for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup took place in the parade ring half an hour before the first race.


The 12 jockeys walked into the parade ring one by one.


First out it was the Great Britain team of Martin Dwyer, Kevin Darley and Hayley Turner.


The Ireland team of Jimmy Fortune, Declan McDonogh and Kevin Manning were next, followed by the Europe team of Frankie Dettori, Fredrik Johansson and Andreas Suborics.


Finally, Hugh Bowman led out the Rest of the World team, followed by Darren Beadman and Yutaka Take.


Martin Dwyer said, Great Britain captain, said: “We are under a bit of pressure, but are hoping for some support from the home crowd.”

Irish captain Jimmy Fortune remarked: “I think we ought to be favourites. I’ve got two missiles in my team!”

Europe captain Frankie Dettori commented: “The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is always a great day and I’m lucky to have two great riders joining me in the European team.”

A birthday cake was presented to Andreas Suborics, who celebrates his 36th birthday today, by Dubai Duty Free Managing Director, Colm McLoughlin.




BEADMAN AND DETTORI
READY FOR THE CHALLENGE

Australian riding legend Darren Beadman is looking forward to making his Ascot debut for the Rest Of The World team in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.


The reigning Sydney Premiership champion is top of the tree in his homeland and has enjoyed numerous successes on the biggest stage, including the Melbourne Cup twice aboard Kingston Rule (1990) and Saintly (1996).


Beadman said of his Ascot experience so far: “It’s a super racecourse and a really impressive world class facility. The track looks beautiful. I suppose Flemington would be the closest thing to this in Australia. It has a real sense of occasion about it.”

Beadman, who will forever be associated with the great Australian champion Lonhro, has flown in especially for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.


He commented: “I arrived Wednesday and I fly out tonight, so it really is a flying visit. It’s a bit of a lucky dip with the points system so it makes it very interesting and I’m looking forward to it. It’s great to come here and be part of such a great series.


“I’ve ridden in similar events in Hong Kong and Japan and to be here making my Ascot debut at the age of 41 is great.


“I think that Pentecost, my ride in the last race, the Sodexho Prestige Shergar Cup Mile, has a good chance. We’ll all be doing our best and trying our hardest to get points on the board.”

Frankie Dettori is no stranger to Ascot success having ridden his famous magnificent seven at the course in 1996.

The Italian, who is captaining Team Europe, said: “It’s always great to ride at Ascot. This is a fantastic event that always draws a good crowd and I’m looking forward to it. Frederik (Johansson), Andreas (Suborics) and myself will be trying our hardest to win.”







GOING NEWS AT 10.00AM

The going for Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup day is:

GOOD TO FIRM (Watered)

Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, said: “We have hardly had any rain at Ascot since the King George meeting two weeks ago.


“Watering for Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup day commenced before last weekend and we have been putting on four to six millimetres of water every evening.

“The going is currently good to firm all over. It will be fast ground, but there should be no jar.


“We are forecast a hot and dry day. The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup all looks very exciting and I think the new four-team format with jockeys from all over the world should improve the format of the competition.”


MARKET MOVERS -
OTHER BOOKMAKERS

Several horses have been n demand on Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup day with other firms.


A warm order in the opening Barclays Shergar Cup Juvenile (1.10pm) is Coasting, who is now 11/10 (from 5/4) with Stan James and 6/5 (from 5/4) with Paddy Power.


Tagula Sunrise is attracting money in the Titanic Quarter Shergar Cup Distaff (1.45pm) and is now 8/1 (from 10/1) with Stan James and 9/1 (from 10/1) with Paddy Power. In the same event, Dark Missile is 7/2 (from 4/1) with Paddy Power.


Chester Cup victor Greenwich Meantime is into 8/1 (from 10/1) with Stan James and Skybet in the Carvill Shergar Cup Stayers (2.55pm), where Paddy Power have cut Golden Quest to 6/1 (from 13/2).


Two for support with Stan James in the Michael Page International Shergar Cup Challenge (3.30pm) are Bandama (9/1 from 12/1) and Gavroche (16/1 from 20/1).


The in-form Chris Wall stable is represented by Ace Of Hearts in the Sodexho Prestige Shergar Cup Mile (4.05pm) and the eight-year-old, a winner at Glorious Goodwood seven days ago, is now 3/1 (from 4/1) with Skybet. Wovoka is 7/1 (from 9/1) with Stan James in the same race.





VALUE BETTING COLUMN every Saturday

Ascot, Saturday, August 11, 2007

3.30pm MICHAEL PAGE INTERNATIONAL SHERGAR CUP CHALLENGE HANDICAP 1m 4f

GOING: GOOD TO FIRM



for the best odds go to www.BritOdds.com
BP= the best price at the time of writing


1)(1) 650-63 BEFORE YOU GO Terry Mills 4-9-12 NON-RUNNER

2)(8) 2-5000 CORRIOLANUS Andrew Balding 7-9-09 Freddie Johansson
Smart performer at his best. Showed a bit of form on his three Nad Al Sheba handicaps earlier this year but his first run since when hammered on his sole domestic start in a Group Two at Newmarket last month can be ignored This is more his grade these days and he could surprise. BP= 33/1

3)(5) 1110-6 STRATEGIC MOUNT Paul Cole 4-9-08 Frankie Dettori
Rattled off a hat-trick over 12 and 14 furlongs last season. Eye-catching run on his return at Goodwood over a mile and three quarters 11 days ago when racing prominently before fading in the final furlong. Major chance but he is no value. BP=5/2

4)(4) 5-4(2)00 BANDAMA Amanda Perrett 4-9-08 Hayley Turner
Twice a winner over 10 furlongs and yet to prove he stays a mile and a half. Last home over the course and distance in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot and was hampered when 10th over two furlongs less at Goodwood last time when gambled on. Has dropped in the handicap. BP= 9/1

5)(3) -(6)(0)613 DUNASKIN Karen McLintock 7-9-07 Jimmy Fortune
Useful handicapper who has been in good form recently. A close third in a 10-furlong handicap at the course on July 27 followed a Pontefract victory over that trip. Yet to win over 12 furlongs. Needs a career best effort to capture this and might prefer some juice in the ground. BP= 11/2

6)(9) -53400 ACROPOLIS Ian Semple 6-9-06v Darren Beadman
His recent form is a world away from his fourth in the 2004 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. He finished down the field in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes here in June and but ran better when a hampered seventh behind Purple Moon at Goodwood last week. Could surprise. BP= 16/1

7)(7) 660-50 GAVROCHE Jim Boyle 6-9-06 Kevin Manning
Not disgraced in Listed company last term but has failed to fire in two starts this term. First outing since enduring a troubled passage over the distance at Epsom in June. Has dropped in the handicap but has it to do still. BP= 16/1

8)(6) -35610 JOHN TERRY Amanda Perrett 4-9-04 Yutaka Take
In and out performer who has a bit to find with Before You Go on recent course and distance running. That effort came on soft going but he previously landed an average Newmarket handicap on good to firm ground despite hanging under pressure. Enigmatic but has claims especially on this fast ground. BP= 10/1

9(10) 364100 MUSTAJED Rod Millman 6-9-03 Martin Dwyer
Stamina appears to have run out over further on his last two starts. Previously took a Salisbury handicap over this distance by three lengths off a 3lb lower mark. Good claims returned to this trip on ground that should suit. BP= 11/1

10(2) 20-610 KERRIEMUIR LASS Michael Jarvis 4-9-02 Declan McDonogh
Game and progressive filly who won a decent 12-furlong handicap at Windsor in June. May have found the 10 furlongs too sharp at Newmarket last time, although there is a suspicion that the handicapper may have her measure. A front-runner. BP= 11/2

SUMMARY
Strategic Mount catches the eye in this trappy contest but Paul Cole’s charge is likely to be relatively short in the betting so the value lies with MUSTAJED each-way
GOOD LUCK


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