GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2008
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
£3/4 MILLION TOTESCOOP6 ON THE CARDS
The combined totescoop6 win and bonus funds should break through the £3/4-million mark tomorrow following a series of rollovers.
Four of the six races in the tote bet are from Goodwood.
The win fund total is currently £399,872 and there is £161,238 in the bonus fund.
The win fund could receive a further boost today if the mid-week scoop6 rolls over from Goodwood and Thirsk.
Paul Petrie, totepool spokesman commented: “The Stewards’ Cup could prove the crucial race in this weekend’s scoop6 and, if a fancied runner wins it, then we think there’s a fair chance the bet will be won.
"We expect the combined win and bonus funds to push through the £3/4-million barrier and that will prove a huge carrot."
totescoop6, Saturday, August 2, 2008
Leg 1 2.05 Goodwood - bluesquarepoker.com Handicap
Leg 2 2.40 Goodwood - Blue Square Premier Stakes
Leg 3 2.55 Newmarket
Leg 4 3.15 Goodwood - Blue Square Nassau Stakes
Leg 5 3.30 Newmarket
Leg 6 3.50 Goodwood - bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup
Win Fund - £399,872 N.B. Win fund could increase if today's scoop6 rolls over from Goodwood and Thirsk
Bonus Fund - £161,238
BLUE SQUARE ODDS FOR TOMORROW
2.05pm bluesquarepoker.com Handicap
4 Deep Winter, 5 Cosmea, 6 Addikt, 9 Tomintoul Flyer, 10 Stow, Wikaala, 14 Bencoolen, Woolfall Treasure, St Jean Cap Ferrat, 16 Palmerin, Sinbad The Sailor, 20 Drum Major, 25 Greylami, Southpaw Lad, 33 Cathedral Walk, Air Chief
2.40pm Blue Square Premier Stakes
2 Perfect Stride, 7/2 River Proud, 4 Art Stubbs, 7 Atlantic Sport, 8 Duntulm, 10 Alexandros, 16 Alfathaa, 33 Moyenne Corniche, 66 Meiress.
3.15pm Blue Square Nassau Stakes
13/8 Lush Lashes, 4 Halfway To Heaven, 6 Passage Of Time, 7 Heaven Sent, 15/2 Muthabara, 18 Majestic Roi, 33 Cape Amber, 40 Soft Morning, 66 Sugar Mint, 80 Classic Remark.
3.50pm bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup
8 Prime Defender, 9 Borderlescott, 10 Knot In Wood, 11 King's Apostle, Mac Gille Eoin, 14 Buachaill Dona, Machinist, 16 Beaver Patrol, Northern Fling, Barney McGrew, 18 Off The Record, 20 Something, Sohraab, Hitchens, 22 Bentong, 25 Siren,a Gift, 28 Orpsie Boy, 33 Edge Closer, Hoh Hoh Hoh, Indian Trail, Hinton Admiral, 40 Patavellian, Protector, Conquest, Fyodor, 50 Ashdown Express, Rising Shadow, 66 Confuchias.
Today’s crowd was a sparkling 23,048, up three per cent on last year’s Friday attendance of 22,427.
Numbers were up in all enclosures, with the Gordon Enclosure sold out.
There are healthy advance sales for tomorrow.
GOING NEWS AT THE END OF THE DAY
Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s clerk of the course, reported that he will be watering tonight to maintain the Good To Firm going description tomorrow.
He said: “We will be putting on between six and eight millimetres of water on the straight course after racing.
“I was delighted with the racing today and the jockeys were happy with the ground.
“We will remove the temporary rail on the top bend tonight which will give two furlongs of fresh ground on the inside there tomorrow.”
The forecast for tomorrow is for sunshine with the risk of a light shower or two.
Irishman Johnny Murtagh continued his sparkling run of form at Glorious Goodwood to claim another Group prize - his sixth winner of the week - to cement his lead in the Racing Post Leading Rider Award when partnering the Jeremy Noseda-trained Sixties Icon to success in the Group Three Coutts Glorious Stakes.
Settled towards the rear initially, Murtagh began to creep into contention with less than half of the mile and a half to race. He then laid down his challenge two furlongs out and within half a furlong, had got the advantage. The five-year-old battled the whole way to the line, holding off the persistent challenge of runner-up Galactic Star.
In Noseda’s absence, British Horseracing Authority chairman Paul Roy, who owns Sixties Icon along with his wife Susan, said: “At Ascot, a few horses in the yard had temperatures and we just thought that there was a problem so we pulled out five horses. It’s something that you don’t want to do at Royal Ascot but sometimes you have to do it.
“It’s kind of emotional to have him back really because we just wondered whether he’d come back. Everybody knows he had a wind operation, we made no secret of that. But you never quite know if they are ever going to come back. He has a lot of class.
“We’ve no grand plans, we’ll see. We nearly pulled him out today - if it had of been a little bit firmer we would have done. The drop of rain overnight helped and it was great going so we stayed in. I think we were a bit lucky to get there.
“I think a mile and a quarter is too short for him because he has to travel and settle. Although he’s got speed, it doesn’t suit him in the race.
“Six or seven furlongs out, with Johnny on him, I knew that if he was relaxed - if you look at all his races, the St Leger, he was relaxed all of the way - he was going to be there.
“I think the Breeders’ Cup Marathon (Santa Anita, USA, October 25) over a mile and a half on turf could be an option.”
Murtagh added: “He deserved this. Jeremy was a bit worried about the ground but after coming out and walking it today I think that his mind was made and Sixties Icon was going to take his chance.
“It’s lovely ground out there and this lad deserved to win like that. He’s a St Leger winner, he’s been a great horse with a lot of problems and fair dues to Jeremy and the lads because they have done a great job and he was on top form today.
“I think a mile and a half is a good trip for him. He outstayed them today and it looked like they were going to come to me at one stage but the last 100 yards I think he was getting on top again. He had a good blow when he pulled up so I think there’s a bit of improvement still in him.”
Race 1 PLACE QUOTES -
CONNECTIONS CONSIDER FURTHER FOR GALACTIC STAR
Galactic Star was well-backed this morning for the Group Three Coutts Glorious Stakes over a mile and a half, going off the 7/2 joint-second favourite, but was unable to justify that market support as he came home a length behind the victorious Sixties Icon.
Sent in pursuit of the winner inside the final quarter-mile, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old was unable to quicken when asked by jockey Ryan Moore, before staying on well to get closest to the winner at the line.
Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail, said: “The horse seemed to take a long time to get going - maybe he needs a bit further. Saying that, we’ve met a good horse on the day. He’s been beaten by a Classic winner so it’s a good effort.”
Race 1 - GROUND QUOTES
Richard Hills, who made the early running on Shahin, reported: “It’s good ground out there - they’ve really done a brilliant job.”
Man of the moment Johnny Murtagh, who took the spoils atop Sixties Icon, said: “It’s lovely ground.”
Alan Munro, the rider of Stotsfold, commented: “The ground is better than yesterday. It was a bit loose yesterday but now it’s tightened again. It’s riding good to firm.”
Eddie Ahern, who narrowly missed out on third spot aboard Dansant, said: “It’s nice ground.”
Jim Crowley, the rider of Foxhaven, opined: “It’s a little bit better than yesterday - not as quick.”
Jean-Pierre Guillambert partnered Carte Diamond and said: “It’s still quick.”
Pearly Wey landed back-to-back successes in the Rolf Group Steward’s Sprint Handicap to provide sweet compensation after missing the cut for Saturday’s bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup.
The Clive Cox-trained five-year-old, shouldering top-weight of 9st 10lb, pounced late under Philip Robinson to take the spoils in the six-furlong Stewards’ Cup consolation race by a nose from the well-backed Baby Strange, with last year’s runner-up Joseph Henry in third.
Cox said of the 10/’1 shot: “We were a bit disappointed we didn’t make the cut for the Stewards’ Cup but to win a race like this two years running is quite an achievement in itself.
“He’s been in great form and has really pleased me at home so we thought he had a good chance on Saturday, but it looks like we could get a drop of rain tonight, which he wouldn’t want, so it has turned out alright.
“We’ve had lots of seconds of late, so it’s nice to win the “second” Stewards’ Cup. He needs conditions to be right and I was a little pessimistic driving here through the rain but luckily that hasn’t got into the ground yet. I’m happy with the way it’s worked out, we’ve been more than compensated. We were due a bit of luck.
“He’s not the easiest at home. He takes a real tug and my guys at home do a great job with all the horses. Stuart Shilston (former jump jockey) spends many an hour keeping this lad under control and Martin, my head lad, has been in charge this week because Stuart’s been on holiday so Martin’s been riding him and he’s been doing a grand job.”
Pearly Wey was beaten a length and a quarter when third in last year’s Portland Handicap at Doncaster and Cox is eyeing another tilt at that five and a half-furlong prize in September.
He revealed: “The ground is a big key to him and he doesn’t want it too soft. Sadly, it came up easy for the Ayr Gold Cup last year and he was just beaten in the Portland Handicap so we will follow the same route and pray that it’s not soft ground.”
Cox was far from certain his charge had got up in the thrilling climax: “We’ve been done a few times so it was great to bag a winner, but I wasn’t sure at first. It was a long walk back down until we heard the result.”
Winning jockey Philip Robinson was more confident than the trainer as he said: “I wasn’t positive I’d got there but I thought I had. You never really know when it’s that close, you just can’t be sure.
“You’ve got to get there pretty late on him and it worked well because I had a fast horse drawn to my left and I followed him, so it worked perfectly.”
Trainer Derek Shaw was delighted with the performance of his Baby Strange, who finished the nose runner-up to Pearly Way in the Rolf Group Stewards’ Sprint Handicap under Martin Dwyer.
The trainer gave no excuses afterwards and will now aim the colt at the Portland Handicap at Doncaster, followed by the Ayr Gold Cup.
He said: “He’ll live to fight another day and that’s the main thing. He’ll probably go for the Portland Handicap and then the Ayr Gold Cup. That’s always been the plan provided that he is at the top of his game. Full marks to the horse, he’s been so consistent since he hit form this year.
“I was worried about the ground. He’s handled it and you can get away with it now and again but I think if there had been a bit more juice in the ground he would have won well. We’ll go straight to Doncaster and we’ll make an entry for the Ayr Gold Cup. We might win one some day!
“You can’t complain with a horse who is as consistent as that. He’s done us proud. Full marks to the owners as well. It was a joint decision to run today because we were all worried about the ground and it’s nearly paid off.
“I’m pleased he’s run here today because I think the ground would have been too quick for him tomorrow in the Stewards’ Cup. There was just enough juice in the ground for him to run today. We risked it because we felt it was safe. On this track, there is a very good cover on the course.
“Martin (Dwyer) said that he never actually got to the front but I was pretty certain that he was in front from a fair way out. But that’s just racing and you have to accept it. We’ve no excuses, we just got done on the nod again.
“Full marks to the horse, you can’t complain running in this sort of grade. He’s only a four-year-old so if we can look after him he could be a nice horse over the next two years and we’ll get a day out of him.
“The trouble is, he’s going up in the handicap for finishing second. He’s running off his old mark of 93 but he’s off 97 for his future racing. You need to have that sort of rating to get into races like the Ayr Gold Cup anyway.”
Meanwhile, David Nicholls, trainer of the third-placed Joseph Henry, a further length in arrears, will also aim his six-year-old at that five and a half furlong handicap at Doncaster.
He said: “It was marvelous and I’m delighted with the run. When he was in front half a furlong out, I thought he would have won. The Portland at Doncaster over five and a half will probably suit him so that’s where he’ll be aimed for now.”
Roger Charlton was delighted with Fifteen Love’s performance in landing the feature race on day four of Glorious Goodwood, the totesport Mile Heritage Handicap. It was the trainer’s second successive victory in the race, following on from Third Set last year.
From stall 20, the three-year-old was settled towards the inside in mid-division by Steve Drowne and looked in trouble three out when trapped along the rail. However, Drowne switched him off the rail and duly got a break to burst through and take the lead half a furlong from home.
The son of Point Given battled tenaciously to the line, holding off the challenges of market rival Masaalek and Dubai’s Touch, who were drawn in 19 and 18 respectively, highlighting the effect of the draw in this £150,000 contest.
“It’s a good follow-up from Third Set to have Fifteen Love win. John Liver, who owns Third Set, just texted me saying ‘I’ve now had 20 text messages saying well done on your winner, why didn’t you tell us about it’ because they thought it was his horse!
“I have to watch it again but Steve said that Fifteen Love didn’t have a very hard race actually. He said he was very relaxed in behind and that he was a little worried being trapped in behind Hughsey (Richard Hughes). Eventually, when the gaps weren’t coming so he had to switch around.
“I haven’t really seen it on telly properly or the head but he thought that he only given him a couple of smacks to go there and win. Richard Hughes said on his way in that he did well to win off such a fast pace. I don’t know whether it was a fast time, but they obviously went a right good clip. He always had a good position but it’s just to get the luck to come around.
“I don’t know where he’ll go now. He’s done nothing but improve but it’ll be quite hard to win another handicap so we might be looking at Listed or Group races. I need to try to convince the owner to keep the horse in England as long as possible. I should think that ultimately the horse will go to America.
“I think he could go further. I haven’t asked Steve, but I’ve always thought that he’s very relaxed and he probably would.
“Steve did really well. He was in a great position. I was a bit concerned before the race that he might miss the break, which he did at Royal Ascot. The plan wasn’t to be at the back at Royal Ascot. Luckily, he got a good break, a good position, a good ride and won.”
Fifteen Love was declared to run on Tuesday in yesterday’s £1,000 Marjorie & Bernard Benham Emerald Anniversary Heritage Handicap but was taken out of the race.
Interviewed on Channel 4, Charlton said: “I never said (he did not run yesterday because of ) unsuitable ground. I noticed in the press that it said unsuitable ground but it was not uttered by me, anyone in my office or anyone else. Somebody made that up.
“What you can do now is you can double declare a horse and you get fined £140 for not running in the previous race and the reason I did it was because of the weather forecast. This horse is a fast ground horse.
“This week the forecast has been very unsettled and you know what happens at Goodwood, you can get a thunderstorm. If there had been a weather forecast of heavy thunderstorms yesterday morning, today’s race would have been run on soft ground and I would have run him yesterday.”
Drowne added: “We were drawn on the rail and I thought I was probably following the right horse. In the end, he didn’t take me far enough so I’ve had to come out. But I’d rather be drawn high and hope for a bit of luck than be drawn wide and give ground away.
“The thing is at Goodwood, if you’ve a horse who quickens, the gaps appear and you can get in there before it closes. When your on a one-paced horse, things don’t happen for you. He done everything right and is a handy little horse. He settled so well and I was happy to send him asleep.
“He probably would go further. The only thing that would worry me is that he has got a turn of foot and travels quite nicely. I think the most important thing with him is fast ground, even though he’s won on soft. He has plenty of class and helps you out. He has all of the right credentials.”
Race 3 - totesport Mile - Place Quotes
NO EXCUSES FOR BEATEN FAVOURITE
The Marcus Tregoning-trained Masaalek was unable to justify 4/1 favouritism in the totesport Mile as he came home a head second to 5/1 second favourite Fifteen Love in a pulsating finish to the competitive heritage handicap.
Masaalek had filled the same berth, half a length behind his rival, in the Britannia Handicap over the same distance at Royal Ascot in June, prior to reversing the form when the pair were third and fifth in the toteswinger Stakes at Sandown.
Tregoning commented: “It was close but he’s run a great race again, it was very similar to his Ascot run.
“He got first run on the winner and the winner had to extricate himself, so the top and bottom of it is that he was probably beaten by a slightly better horse. The winner and us both had to make the same manoeuvre so there are no hard luck stories.”
Dubai’s Touch had the lead at the distance but was passed by the front two before battling on to hold third, a further length away.
The Mark Johnston-trained Dr Fong colt was bouncing back to form after disappointing in a Doncaster conditions race last time. The 8/1 chance had previously split Masaalek and Fifteen Love when fourth at Sandown.
Johnston said: “I don’t know what happened at Doncaster, that was out of character and he’s bang back to form. We’ll look at more of the same - he’s a much better horse when the ground is fast.”
The Richard Hannon-trained Cape Hawk, also an 8/1 chance, took fourth, as the first four home - drawn 20, 19,18 and 17 respectively - represented the front four in the betting.
Race 4 - Sir Tristram Ricketts Memorial Richmond Stakes - Win Quotes
PROLIFIC FLOORS THE FAVOURITE
Prolific gave trainer Richard Hannon his 52nd two-year-old success of the season in the Group Two Sir Tristram Ricketts Memorial Richmond Stakes with a battling neck verdict over 7/2 favourite Gallagher.
Richard Hughes’ mount, a 5/1 shot for the six-furlong contest, was bouncing back to form after a below-par third to Classic Blade when 2/1 favourite for the Group Two TNT July Stakes over the same distance at Newmarket last time.
Hannon reported: “It was the ground that did for him at Newmarket, he couldn’t hack it at all and kept missing his stride. He got a bit of faster ground today and he’s fine. If the ground had gone on the soft side, he wouldn’t have run.
“He’s a battler and a very decent horse on this ground. We’ll probably go from here to the Gimcrack at York and then maybe the Prix Morny in France, which is a Group One, but if the ground was to be anything like soft he wouldn’t run.”
Hannon last took this prize with Son Pardo 16 years ago. The race has never produced a winner of the 2,000 Guineas and Hannon suggested his charge may not be the one to buck that trend as he sees a sprinting future ahead.
The East Everleigh handler said: “He’s a sprinter and he could be a top class sprinter so we’ll treat him that way. We might try him at seven furlongs at some point but he could be a Middle Park horse. He got six furlongs very well today so that will do him for now.”
Prolific, owned by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Stubbs), was a 52,000 guineas purchase at Doncaster Breeze-ups in April.
Hannon revealed: “Peter Doyle and Richard (Hannon jr) bought him at Doncaster Breeze-up Sale. Harry Herbert was looking for a syndicate horse and I said to him I had a very nice horse at home. He came and had a look and bought him. He’s a very good horse and has been from the word go - he breezed very well.”
Hughes reported: “He travelled very well but they didn’t go that quick and I couldn’t get any cover. He was just getting a little bit lonely out in front and started to pull himself up but he just found a little bit before the line. We were unlucky with the ground at Newmarket when Ryan rode him and the rain came - he wants it like the M4 to be honest.
“Jimmy (Fortune on the runner-up) said he thought he was unlucky but I said that I might have just picked up going to the line because I thought I was going to get beat going to the line, the way he was pulling up but then all of a sudden he’s stuck his head out and just done enough to win.
“We were nearly going to pull him out and I was just saying to the boss that this was quick ground but nearly not quick enough. Luckily, we ran him and he’s come up good.
“He’s a really good fun two-year-old. I’m tempted to say the Gimcrack Stakes for him. It’s hard to see him getting very much further at the moment but you can’t ask him to do anymore than he has at the moment.”
Race 4 - Sir Tristram Ricketts Memorial Richmond Stakes (Group Two) - placed quotes
MEEHAN HAS PRIX MORNY IN MIND FOR GALLAGHER
Trainer Brian Meehan was very upbeat after the defeat of Gallagher in the Group Two Sir Tristram Ricketts Memorial Richmond Stakes, when the Bahamian Bounty colt went down by a neck to the Richard Hannon-trained Prolific.
Meehan said: “Jimmy (Fortune) said that when he wanted to challenge, he just got tightened and that it cost him the race. He was a little unlucky, they were Jimmy’s words. But I’m very pleased with the horse. He is very good, talented and a serious horse who has a bright future. He has a great attitude.
“We’ll aim him for the Prix Morny now. There’s the Gimcrack too, which will be considered but the main aim is the Prix Morny. I think he’ll get further in time but at the moment, this is his trip.”
Race 5 - RSA Nursery Handicap - winning quotes
HANNON AND HUGHES COMPLETE 25/1 DOUBLE
Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes teamed up for a 25/1 double on day four of Glorious Goodwood in the RSA Nursery Handicap courtesy of 100/30 chance Sohcahtoa, who followed up Prolific’s (5/1) victory 35 minutes earlier.
The winner appeared to be trapped on the inside of runners and eventual runner-up Northumberland looked set for victory but, passing the two-furlong pole, Hughes switched the son of Val Royal out wide and he gained the advantage close home for half a length success.
“I was shouting at Richard (Hughes) from the stands ‘Pull him out, pull him out’! He did in the end and he came home good. I’m very happy. He won well in the end and he’s gone on the ground. Probably another furlong would suit him better,” said Hannon.
“Sohcahtoa is a good horse. His form’s good and he looked as if he was quite well in today, even though he had 9st 5lb. They went a hell of a gallop and were strung out coming home.”
“Hughsey might wanted to have some cover, but I didn’t! Particularly watching it up there. His form is good and he’s probably an improving horse.
“I haven’t thought about where he’ll go really. We’ll find a nice race for him somewhere but I don’t know. If I thought he’d get back into another good nursery, I’d go that way, especially when he goes to a mile.
“My other horse (Roly Boy) was a bit unlucky too, wasn’t he? He didn’t get the best of runs but I told Ryan to ride him that way and we were a bit disappointed with him the last time he ran. The horse probably wants further.”
Race 5 - RSA Nursery Handicap - Place Quotes
JOHNSTON CAN’T KNOCK NORTHUMBERLAND
Northumberland showed all the rugged, hardy qualities synonymous with the county after which he is named but it proved to no avail as the game front-runner was caught close home in the seven-furlong RSA Nursery Handicap.
The Mark Johnston-trained 16/1 chance had no answer to the late swoop of the well-backed 100/30 winner Sohcahtoa.
The Middleham trainer commented: “It was a very good run and I can’t knock it in any way. There’s nothing wrong with that, he was just beaten by the better horse.”
Pulborough trainer Amanda Perrett and jockey Jim Crowley took this race 12 months ago with Coasting but the pair were out of luck this time as Jazacosta stayed on to take third at 9/2.
Perrett said: “He just didn’t quite have the speed of the other two. He’ll go up to a mile nursery later this month.”
Race 6 - Group Three Oak Tree Stakes - Win Quotes
VISIT RETURNS TO WINNING WAYS
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Visit, a one-time Classic hope, returned to form with a head victory in the Group Three Oak Tree Stakes.
Visit showed precocious potential as a juvenile last year, winning the Group Three Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot and taking second (later disqualified) in the Group Two Lowther Stakes at York.
Ryan Moore found cover behind the front rank aboard the 2/1 favourite before kicking for home approaching the distance. The Oasis Dream three-year-old quickened well and then hung on dourly from the fast-finishing Cheyenne Star to score by a diminishing head.
Lord Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdulla, said of the victory: “It was a very good effort. She took a while to come to herself, she was backward and wintry, and Michael has shown great patience.”
The filly was having her second start this term after a belated return to action in a mile Listed contest at Sandown on July 5, in which she finished a neck second to Rosaleen.
Grimthorpe continued: “She was a little rusty at Sandown first time but she has travelled really nicely here - she quickened well and hung in there.
“She’s going to have to move up a grade and could go for a race at Deauville, we will look at the plan. They went quite a good clip at the start and I think she would be alright at a mile.
“It’s just fantastic to have a Group-winning Oasis Dream filly - she had been so impressive when winning the Princess Margaret Stakes last year so it’s nice to see her back.”
Race 6 - Oak Tree Stakes (Group Three) - placed quotes
CROWLEY LOOKING FOR REVENGE
The Frances Crowley-trained Cheyenne Star burst out of the pack in the Group Three Oak Tree Stakes to chase down 2/1 favourite Visit inside the final furlong but just failed by a head under in-form jockey Johnny Murtagh.
However, the Irish-based trainer, while disappointed not to go one better, was more than happy with the performance and is hoping to gain revenge in the Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 6, a mile race in which both hold entries.
Crowley said: “She ran really well. We’re disappointed to be beaten but it’s a good, progressive filly who has beaten her. She handled the track okay. I think she was gaining on her and maybe in another few hundred yards she would have gotten there.
“Johnny was following the filly that won but he said that the winner just got first run on him and we just failed to get there I suppose.
“She’s going to the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, so she has a month now until it. I believe the winner is entered as well so we look forward to getting revenge there!”
Meanwhile, Marcus Tregoning was equally pleased with the run of his third-placed Shabiba, the 25/1 chance finishing two and a quarter lengths further back under Richard Hills.
Tregoning said: “She ran great and I’m very pleased. It’s not an easy draw (5) over seven furlongs and we had to ride her a bit like that. She finished well, the second and her finished the best of the lot. We couldn’t be more happy really, of course we’d like to win but she’s run a great race.
“There’s a nice Listed race over a mile at Bath - the Dick Hern Fillies’ Stakes - a little later on and that might be a race for her.”
HILLS HANDED FIVE-DAY BAN
QUINN AND CROWLEY GET ONE-DAY BAN
The Stewards handed Michael Hills a five-day ban for his ride aboard Royal Confidence in the Group Three Oak Tree Stakes after they deemed the rider to have caused interference to the Jimmy Fortune-ridden Illusion, who finished unplaced.
Hills was found guilty of careless riding and has been stood down from Friday, August 15, to Tuesday, August 19, inclusive.
Jimmy Quinn picked up a one-day ban for improper riding aboard second-placed Gallagher in the Group Two Sir Tristram Ricketts Memorial Richmond Stakes. The Stewards found that the rider had used his whip without giving his horse time to respond and stood him down on Friday, August 15.
Meanwhile, Jim Crowley also picked up a one-day ban for that same date on the third-placed Jazacosta in the RSA Nursery Handicap after the Stewards found that he had used his whip with excessive frequency.
Race 7 - The Turf Club Handicap - winning and placed quotes
FFRENCH TIMES IT TO PERFECTION
Jockey Royston Ffrench arrived with a perfectly-timed run on Piscean to land the closing event on day four of Glorious Goodwood, the Turf Club Handicap, by the narrowest margin of a nose from Little Pete.
Trained by Tommy Keddy, who was enjoying his first success at Glorious Goodwood, the son of Stravinksy lay down his challenge inside the final half a furlong and only led on the line.
Hayley Keddy, wife of the winning trainer, was quick to pay compliment to the jockey, saying: “Royston rode him to perfection. He was told to jump out, be handy and sit. He has one burst of speed and he rode him to perfection.
“I must admit, I thought he was second but I was really pleased that he came out and won. He did nothing wrong, did everything as he was asked to do. Rode him very well.
“We’ve no plans at the moment. The owner and Tommy work it out between them. He might come back here because he’s had two runs here and two wins. So they might find something here and hopefully with the same jockey on. He won his maiden here last year as a two-year-old.”
The rider added: “Francis and I went past the post and I said ‘Do you thing you’ve held on’ and he said ‘Yes, I do’. So when they announced the result, I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve had a good day all around, I’ve had a winner, a second and a third so I can’t complain and I’m very pleased.”
Trainer Andrew Balding was disappointed to have gone so close to victory but was pleased with the effort of runner-up Little Pete, who failed by a nose to repel the winner’s late charge.
The Kingsclere handler said: “He’s run a great race giving weight to the winner and I’m delighted he has held his form well - he’s a fun horse to have.
“I thought he had held on when they hit the line - it’s on the nod and we’ve just missed out.”
GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2008 - WINNERS
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bank Of Scotland Investment Service Hcp GULF EXPRESS Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 10/1
Betfair Gordon Stakes (Group Three) CONDUIT Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 1/2F
Betfair Cup (Group Two) PACO BOY Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 7/1
Betfair Molecomb Stakes (Group Three) FINJAAN Marcus Tregoning Richard Hills 5/1
Detica Summer Handicap SANBUCH Luca Cumani Ryan Moore 13/2
Tatler Summer Season Handicap YAMAL Mark Johnston Greg Fairley 5/1
McKeever St Lawrence Bloodstock EBF Maiden Stakes GYR John Dunlop Seb Sanders 4/1
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Invesco Perpetual Goodwood Handicap BADDAM Ian Williams Johnny Murtagh 12/1
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group Two) ORIZABA Mick Channon Frankie Dettori 11/4f
BGC Sussex Stakes (Group One) HENRYTHENAVIGATOR Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh 4/11f
Sir Peter O’Sullevan Voice Of Racing Heritage Handicap LOVE GALORE Mark Johnston Johnny Murtagh 8/1
Weatherbys Bank EBF Fillies’ Handicap SPELL CASTER Ralph Beckett William Buick 13/2
Winston’s Wish Maiden Fillies’ Stakes GOWER VALENTINE David Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 14/1
Kennels EBF Classified Stakes FIRESTREAK Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 9/4
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Moet Hennessy Fillies’ Stakes (Group Three) GRAVITATION William Jarvis Alan Munro 9/2
Audi Stakes (Group Three) ENTICING William Haggas Johnny Murtagh 9/1
Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup (Group Two) YEATS Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh 8/15f
Marjorie & Bernard Benham Emerald Anniversary Handicap INDIAN DAYS James Given Alan Munro 5/1
XL Insurance Heritage Handicap BLUE SKY BASIN Andrew Balding Francis Norton 11/1
EBF New Ham Maiden Fillies’ Stakes PACHATTACK Gerard Butler Frankie Dettori 13/2
De Boer Handicap TOTAL IMPACT Richard Fahey Frederik Tylicki 9/2f
Friday, August 1, 2008
Coutts Glorious Stakes (Group Three) SIXTIES ICON Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh 100/30f
Rolf Group Stewards’ Sprint Handicap PEARLY WEY Clive Cox Philip Robinson 10/1
totesport Mile Heritage Handicap FIFTEEN LOVE Roger Charlton Steve Drowne 5/1
Sir Tristram Ricketts Memorial Richmond Stakes PROLIFIC Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 5/1
RSA Nursery SOHCAHTOA Richard Hannon Richard Hughes 100/30
Oak Tree Stakes (Group Three) VISIT Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 2/1f
Turf Club Handicap PISCEAN Tom Keddy Royston Ffrench 17/2
GLORIOUS GOODWOOD SO FAR- O’BRIEN AND MURTAGH STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT
Three days of thrilling racing at Glorious Goodwood have already produced highlights in abundance but the spotlight has once again fallen on the mighty Ballydoyle team, headed by trainer Aidan O’Brien.
Henrythenavigator’s victory in Wednesday’s Group One BGC Sussex Stakes was one of supreme class and gave O’Brien a remarkable 16th triumph in the highest grade this season. The dual Guineas winner never looked like conceding superiority as he saw off the challenge of Raven’s Pass by a head to collect his fourth straight Group One this term.
Thursday witnessed one of the greats of the staying division turn the Group Two Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup into a procession. The popular O’Brien-trained Yeats was fully half a furlong from home and clear of all danger when the appreciative crowd began to applaud. The popular stayer, also successful in the 2006 renewal, was loudly cheered on his return to the winner’s enclosure having taken his career earnings past the £1 million mark.
Johnny Murtagh, who has ridden 14 of O’Brien’s 16 Group One winners this term is the jockey of the moment. The Irishman secured a near 159/1 three-timer on Wednesday aboard Baddam in the Invesco Perpetual Goodwood Handicap, Henrythenavigator and Love Galore in the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Voice Of Racing Heritage Handicap.
If that were not enough, the in-form rider completed a superb double on Thursday, guiding the speedy William Haggas-trained Enticing to success in the Group Three Audi Stakes over five furlongs - bettering the filly’s runner-up finish 12 months earlier - before enjoying his special moment on Yeats.
However, Murtagh has not had things all his own way in the riding stakes. Former champion jockey Ryan Moore opened the meeting with a quick double on Tuesday and made it a treble before the day was out.
Moore was at his brilliant best in the opening 10-furlong Bank Of Scotland Investment Service Handicap, coming from last to first aboard Gulf Express, prior to riding a powerful finish to ensure 1/2 favourite Conduit obliged by a head in an exciting conclusion to the Group Three Betfair Gordon Stakes over a mile and a half. Both of those wins came for his boss Sir Michael Stoute but the treble was completed aboard the Luca Cumani-trained Sanbuch in the Detica Summer Handicap.
Also on Tuesday, trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Richard Hughes teamed up to take the seven-furlong Group Two Betfair Cup with 7/1 shot Paco Boy, while Marcus Tregoning saddled smart two-year-old Finjaan to victory in the five-furlong Betfair Molecomb Stakes.
Orizaba,ridden by Frankie Dettori, earned a quote of 20/1 for next year’s 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket after a promising win in the Group Two Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes for trainer Mick Channon and could be on his way to Godolphin.
The “Boys in blue” are yet to hit the scoresheet, coming closest with the game filly Folk Opera in the Group Three Moet Hennessy Fillies’ Stakes over a mile and three quarters. A thrilling finish to the race saw the William Jarvis-trained Gravitation get the better of the Godolphin filly by a short-head after a prolonged duel.
That success marked the first leg of a double for Alan Munro who followed up when partnering Indian Days for a deserved win in the Marjorie And Bernard Benham Emerald Anniversary Handicap over a mile and a quarter.
Bookmakers report seeing support for the Dandy Nicholls-trained Dream Theme in the 2.50pm Rolf Group Stewards’ Sprint Handicap. The five-year-old, tipped by Pricewise in today’s Racing Post, is now 28/1 from 50/1 with VC Bet, while Stan James go 22/1 from 33/1 and Paddy Power offers 25/1 from 33/1.
Coral has shortened Express Wish to 13/2 from 15/2, while Paddy Power offers the same price of 13/2 from 7/1. The latter firm also reports money for Harrison George, who has shortened to 10/1 from 11/1. Ladbrokes meanwhile has taken bets for another Pricewise horse, Baby Strange, but is still holding the 11/1 on offer.
The following race, the 3.30pm totesport Mile, is one of the major betting heats of the meeting and the sponsor, along with Stan James and Paddy Power, has seen interest in the Pricewise horse Fifteen Love, who is now 6/1 from 13/2 with all three parties. The Tote and Paddy Power also report money for the Richard Hannon-trained Cape Hawk with the four-year-old’s price shortening to 10/1 from 11/1, while Stan James has tightened yet another Pricewise horse, Dubai’s Touch, two points from 10/1 to 8/1 and Coral has shortened the same horse to 9/1 from 10/1.
Paddy Power reports that the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Galactic Star is the best backed horse of the day and has shortened the five-year-old to 4/1 from 5/1 for the opening race, the 2.15pm Group Three Coutts Glorious Stakes. Stan James offers the same horse at 7/2 (from 5/1).
Hannon has his horses in fine form this week and the trainer’s Sohcahtoa has been backed this morning. Ladbrokes has shortened the juvenile to 7/2 from 4/1 for the 4.40pm RSA Nursery Handicap, while VC Bet goes 11/4 from 7/2. In the same race, the Tote has shortened the Henry Cecil-trained top-weight King’s Troop to 9/1 from 10/1.
Stan James has squeezed Total Gallery in a point to 7/1 from 8/1 in the 4.05pm Group Two Sir Tristram Ricketts Memorial Richmond Stakes, while Paddy Power has moved the Brian Meehan-trained Gallagher in to 4/1 from 11/2. Coral also go 4/1 Gallagher from an early show of 5/1.
The Group Three Oak Tree Stakes at 5.15pm appears to be an interesting heat and the Tote reports interest in the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Visit, who is now 9/4 from 5/2,as well as each-way support for Our Faye, now 16/1 from 20/1. Red Dune is now 5/1 from 11/2 with Paddy Power.
Stan James has seen money for the Kevin Ryan-trained Wotashirtfull who is now 11/1 from 16/1 for the 5.50pm Turf Club Handicap, a race in which Paddy Power has shortened Light Hearted to 8/1 from 10/1.
PUNTERS SUPPORT FIFTEEN LOVE AND CAPE HAWK
Punters have been running scared of horses drawn low in today’s £150,000 totesport Mile Heritage Handicap (3.30pm), siding with runners drawn in double figures, where the winner has come from in the last nine runnings.
Sponsors totesport have seen money this morning for both the Roger Charlton-trained Fifteen Love and also the Richard Hannon-trained Cape Hawk, who come from stalls 20 and 17 respectively.
“The two main market movers with totesport are horses that have been well drawn. If you look at the history of the race, in the last 10 years the winners have all been from double-figure draws bar one. You certainly want to be looking at 14 or higher,” explained totesport Racecourse PR Manager Damian Walker.
“There’s not a great deal of pace in the race, so Dubai’s Touch (drawn 18) will probably have the race to himself in front. He has a good draw and has been very well supported with other firms this morning having been tipped by Pricewise in the Racing Post.
“The ones that we’ve seen for money are Fifteen Love, a three-year-old who has a good draw in 20. We were 13/2 and he’s now 6/1. Three-year-olds haven’t got a good record in the race, but Fifteen Love won the Britannia Handicap at Ascot and has a terrific chance.
“The other one that we’ve seen money for is Cape Hawk, again a double-figure draw in 17. We were 11/1 this morning and we’re now 10/1.
“The stats are there and it’s a brave man who goes against the stats on this one. Certainly, when there isn’t much pace in a race on the mile course in a big field handicap, it tends to mean that it’s more difficult for the low drawn horses to get competitive. If there’s a lot of pace, they can come late and wide, the field is more stretched out.
“With Dubai’s Touch being probably the only confirmed front-runner in the field, I think there could be a few hard luck stories from the low drawn horses today.
“I think punters have factored the draw into the price. Later on in the card, in the seven-furlong Group Three Oak Tree Stakes, there is a lot of pace - probably four or five front-runners. You could possible see one like Cheyenne Star, drawn three, getting competitive.”
Tomorrow, the totescoop6 is expected to reach £3/4million following a series of roll overs.
Walker added: “We’ve got six races in the scoop6 tomorrow - four from Goodwood and two from Newmarket. There’s over £550,000 in the two pools combined. So, come off time of the first race, we expect that there will be £3/4 million or more in both pools. It’s potentially a big pay day for somebody.
“Although, the Stewards’ Cup is going to be the tricky test for punters. If they can get that right and one of the fancied runners win, there’s a very good chance of it being won.”
WATERING TO TAKE PLACE AFTER RACING
Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course Seamus Buckley has said that, while the ground will ride quicker today than it did yesterday, there is still a “bit of juice” in it on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, August 1.
He said: “I’m calling the ground good to firm today. It’s definitely quicker than yesterday, there’s no shadow of a doubt about that. The wind is drying it but there is still a bit of juice in it. It will be quite quick but they are going to be racing into the wind so times might be slower than expected.
“They will blow around a bit but we’re looking forward to a good day of racing, very competitive. We’re looking forward to tomorrow as well.
“The strip on the far side of the straight has only had one day’s racing on it, everywhere else has had three, but it’s nice ground all over and pretty even throughout.
“There’s no draw bias on the straight. If I was to have a choice, I’d go for stall one, tight to the stands’ side. Borderlescott (drawn 1) is a pacey horse and I think if he can stick in there, he’ll be hard to beat in tomorrow’s bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup.
“The difference in the draw in the five-furlong races is that they race quicker obviously and it’s shorter so they can get across to that rail quicker. Whereas with the six-furlong race, they have a little bit of time to spread out and go to either side.
“This evening, we’ll come down the straight with a bit of water, 8-10 millimetres, just to get some juice back into the ground to make it safe and make sure there’s no jar in it. I don’t like to produce firm ground, I’m known not to, so I’m not going to at the end of the week.
“The week has been fantastic and we’ve been privileged to see two wonderful horses running - yesterday (Yeats) and the day before (Henrythenavigator), Yeats winning brought a tear to my eye. He’s the best long distance horse that I’ve seen in my life.”
GOING NEWS THIS MORNING
The going remains GOOD TO FIRM.
Rainfall in the last 24 hours has amounted to less than two millimetres and there was selective watering last night of the round course, from the mile start to the intersection.
Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course, commented: “The GoingStick reading is 9.3 on the straight course and 9.4 on the round course reflecting slightly quicker conditions than yesterday (when the GoingStick reading was 9.1).
“There are some showers forecast and we will review matters late this afternoon whether to water after racing today.
“I am happy with the condition of the course and I think it is riding pretty evenly in the straight. The advantage seems to be where the pace is.
“We have now taken down all the temporary running rail on the far side of the course, which gives us two and a half furlongs of lovely fresh ground on the lower bend today.”
The temporary rail on the top bend will come down after racing today so there is fresh ground for the Blue Square Nassau Stakes tomorrow.
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.15pm COUTTS GLORIOUS STAKES (GROUP 3)
Class 1, Group 3, £70,000 guaranteed. For 4yo+, 1m 4f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2007, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £39,739; 2nd: £15,064; 3rd: £7,539; 4th: £3,759; 5th: £1,883; 6th: £945
1) SIXTIES ICON (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 5-9-00 Johnny Murtagh  100/30 Fav
2) GALACTIC STAR (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-00 Ryan Moore  7/2
3) LION SANDS (Stronach Stables) Luca Cumani 4-9-00 Richard Hughes  15/2
4) DANSANT (Barbara Keller) Gerard Butler 4-9-00 Eddie Ahern 
5) TRANQUIL TIGER (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil b1 4-9-00 Ted Durcan 
6) DICKENS (Gestut Rottgen) Hans Blume GER 5-9-00 Andreas Suborics 
7) STOTSFOLD (Exors of the late Caryl Harris) Walter Swinburn 5-9-03 Alan Munro 
8) FOXHAVEN (Ann Jenkins) Patrick Chamings 6-9-00 Jim Crowley 
9) SHAHIN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning b1 5-9-00 Richard Hills 
10) DIAMOND QUEST (Rose Leheup) Andrew Balding 7-9-00 Martin Dwyer 
11) CARTE DIAMOND (Ashley Carr) Brian Ellison 7-9-00 Jean-Pierre Guillambert 
12) CRIME SCENE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-03 Frankie Dettori 
12 ran Non-Rinner: Tempelstern
Time: 2m 37.07s Distances: 1, nk, nse, sh, hd, 1½, 1¾, 15, ¾, 1, 2½
Breeder: Lordship Stud Breeding: b h Galileo (IRE) - Love Divine (Diesis)
Tote Win: £3.60 Places: £1.80; £1.90; £2.30 Exacta: £12.50
Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years) British Classic Wins: (1) Ladbrokes St Leger (2006 Sixties Icon) Major wins: Irish 2000 Guineas (2006 Araafa); Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain - 2006 Sander Camillo); Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie) Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy), Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow Park), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis), Challenge Stakes (2003 Just James), Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2007 Fleeting Spirit), Gimcrack Stakes (2003 Balmont), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Musidora Stakes (2000 Kalypso Katie), GNER Park Stakes (2007 Arabian Gleam), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), Sussex Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Jockey Club Stakes (2007 Sixties Icon) Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect) Royal Ascot Wins (7): Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James, 2005 Proclamation), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2006 Sander Camillo), St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2007 Soldier’s Tale) First Goodwood winner: Blushing Bride (ROA Auction Stakes, September 20, 2000)Total Goodwood wins: 16 (6 at Festival Meeting) Horses in training (1998-2008): 48; 78; 66; 70; 71; 67; 81; 91; 114; 117; 113; Wins in a season (1997-2007): 0, 18, 39, 40, 37, 43, 37, 34, 47; 46; 50; Wins in 2008: 32
Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Son of jockey John, attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Group One Wins: National Stakes (1993 Manntari), Opera (1995 Timarida), Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebaditla), Moyglare Stus Stakes (1998 Ebadilya), Irish Oaks (1998 Winona), National Stakes (1999 Sinndar), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Yorkshire Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Oper (2000 Petrushka), Irish Oaks (2000 Petrushka), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), Epsom Derby (2000 Sinndar), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2000 Greek Dance), Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Abbaye (2000 Namid), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish 2000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Gold Cup (2001 Royal Rebel), E P Taylor Stakes (2001 Choc Ice), Gold Cup (2002 Royal Rebel), Epsom Derby (2002 High Chaparral), Cadran (2002 Give Notice), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Irish Derby (2003 Alamshar), Golden Jubilee (2003 Choisir), BGC Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator), Matron Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Falmouth Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Falmouth Stakes (2005 Soviet Song), Epsom Derby (2005 Motivator), Yorkshire Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato), Golden Jubilee (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies Mile (2007 Listen), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2008 Henrythenavigator), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Irish Oaks (2008 Moonstone), King George & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman) Other Major Wins: Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup (2008 Yeats) First Goodwood Winner: No Excuse Needed (Champagne Victor Vintage Stakes, August 2, 2000) Total Goodwood Wins: 19 (14 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain 1999-2007: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; Wins in Britain in 2008: 19
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.50pm ROLF GROUP STEWARDS’ SPRINT HANDICAP
Class 2, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ which were declared to run, but were eliminated at the 48-hour declaration stage from the 2008 bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup Heritage Handicap, 6f. Weights: highest weight 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 28, a winner 3lb; a winner of 2 races 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Pearly Wey’s Handicap Mark: 94. Penalty Values: 1st: £18,693; 2nd: £5,598; 3rd: £2,799; 4th: £1,401; 5th: £699; 6th: £351
1) PEARLY WEY (Dennis Shaw) Clive Cox 5-9-10 Philip Robinson  10/1
2) BABY STRANGE (Market Avenue Racing Club Ltd) Derek Shaw 4-9-09 Martin Dwyer  8/1
3) JOSEPH HENRY (Billy Hughes) David Nicholls 6-9-04 Jimmy Quinn  14/1
4) OSIRIS WAY (Alexandra Chandris) Patrick Chamings 6-9-01 Jim Crowley  11/1
5) AJIGOLO (Timberhill Racing Partnership) Mick Channon 5-9-09 Tadgh O'Shea 
6) HARRISON GEORGE (P D Smith Holdings Ltd) Richard Fahey 3-8-12 Paul Hanagan 
7) GIFT HORSE (Alfi & Partners) David Nicholls v8-9-01 Richard Hughes 
8) NORTHERN DARE (Jim Dale) David Nicholls 4-9-03 Francis Norton 
9) DREAM THEME (The Untouchable Partnership) David Nicholls 5-9-06 Paul Doe 
10) VALERY BORZOV (D Kilburn/I Hewitson/David Nicholls) David Nicholls v4-9-10 Adrian Nicholls 
11) EXPRESS WISH (Peter Mitchell) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-07 Frankie Dettori  4/1 Fav
12) OBE GOLD (David Nicholls) David Nicholls v6-9-07 Alan Munro 
13) SWINBROOK (Mark Leatham) Richard Fahey v7-8-04 Royston Ffrench 
14) SAND CAT (EERC) Gary Moore b5-8-08 Ryan Moore 
15) GOLDEN DIXIE (Vicki Davies) Ron Harris 9-9-04 Steve Drowne 
16) FLYING GOOSE (Leeway Group Limited) Ron Harris b1 4-8-05 Kevin Ghunowa (3) 
17) DUBAI PRINCESS (A F O’Callaghan) Jamie Osborne 3-9-09 Shane Kelly 
18) ROCKER (Sir Eric Parker) Gary Moore b4-7-07 Natalia Gemelova (5) 
UR) PUSEY STREET LADY (C R Marks (Banbury)) John Gallagher 4-9-07 Ted Durcan 
19 ran Non-Runners: Best One, Idle Power (withdrawn)
Time: 1m 11.20s Distances: nse, 1, hd, nk, nk, ½, ¾, 1, ½, 2, ¾, 1¾, hd, 3½, 3½, 3, 4
Breeder: Leydens Farm Stud Breeding: b g Lujain (USA) - Dunkellin (USA) (Irish River (FR))
Tote Win: £12.90 Places: £3.30; £2.20; £3.80; £4.00 Exacta: £114.20
Winning trainer:- Name: Cox, Clive Born: May 14, 1964 Trains at: Beechdown Farm, Sheepdrove, Lambourn, Berks Former Occupation: Professional jump and Flat jockey recording 80 winners in ten years. Rode for Peter Cundell on the Flat and Oliver Sherwood over Jumps. Started dual-purpose training from a farm in Wootton Bassett in 1992, having previously run a livery yard in Lambourn for several years. He was forced to quit a year later due to the recession, having saddled three winners, joining Mikey Heaton-Ellis’ yard near Swindon as assistant trainer. He worked for him for seven years before taking out a trainer’s licence again in 1999 upon Heaton-Ellis’ death from motor neurone disease. First Winner On Return To Training: Bet Direct On Racing Channel Text Page 372 Handicap, March 14, 2000, Southwell Other Major Wins Include: Dubai Duty Free Cup (2005 New Seeker), Dubai Duty Free Handicap (2003 & 2004 Ionian Spring), Gosforth Park Cup (2005 Out After Dark), London Clubs International Handicap (2006 Dunelight), Tote International (2003 & 2005 New Seeker), Portland Handicap (2005 Out After Dark), Prix Le Fabuleux (2003 Lago D’Orta), On The House Stakes (2007 Dunelight) Old Newton Cup (2007 Dansili Dancer) Great St Wilfred Stakes (2007 Kostar) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Britannia Stakes (2003 New Seeker), Royal Hunt Cup (2005 New Seeker) First Goodwood Winner: Thyolo, EBF GG Club Racing Stakes, September 13, 2003 Total Goodwood Wins: 8 (3 at Festival meeting) Horses In Training (2004-2008): 30; 34; 50; 65; 63 Wins on Flat in 2000-2007: 3; 8; 11; 14; 16; 23; 25; 29; Wins in 2008: 11
Winning jockey:-Name: Robinson, Philip Peter. Born: January 10, 1961 in Newmarket Apprenticeship: With father, Peter Robinson. First winner: Busting (Yarmouth, June 14, 1978) British Classic wins: (3) 1,000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles; 2001 Ameerat); St Leger (1993 Bob's Return) Other major wins include: German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Coronation Stakes (1984 Katies, 2000 Crimplene); Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene) Great Voltigeur Stakes (1993 Bob’s Return); Premio Presidente della Repubblica (2003 Rakti), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 Warrsan); Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti); Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001, Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003, Attache), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2004 Rakti), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2004 Rakti), Lockinge Stakes (2005 Rakti) Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), totesport Chester Cup (2004, 2005 Anak Pekan), Wokingham Stakes (2005 Ifraaj) Royal Ascot wins (10): Coronation Stakes (1984, Katies and 2000, Crimplene); Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001, Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003, Attache), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2004 Rakti), Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), Royal Hunt Cup (2005 New Seeker), Wokingham Stakes (2005 Iffraaj), Chesham Stakes (2006 Champlain), Ribblesdale Stakes (2007 Silkwood) First Royal Ascot winner: Coronation Stakes (June 20, 1984, Katies) Other details: Rode in Hong Kong 1989-91 (leading rider 1989 and 1990) and returned in 1997 First Goodwood win: Karamita (Extel H’cap, August 1, 1980) Total Goodwood wins: 35 (12 at Festival Meeting) Wins (1992-2007): 52, 52, 50, 41, 31, 0, 28, 53, 57, 47, 55, 70, 67, 70, 75, 62, Wins In 2008: 40
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.30pm totesport MILE (HERITAGE HANDICAP)
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £150,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 1m. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 5, a winner 3lb; a winner of 2 races 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Illustrious Blue’s Handicap Mark: 105. Penalty Values: 1st: £93,465; 2nd: £27,990; 3rd: £13,995; 4th: £7,005; 5th: £3,495; 6th: £1,755
1) FIFTEEN LOVE (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton p3-8-12 Steve Drowne  5/1
2) MASAALEK (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-12 Richard Hills  4/1 Fav
3) DUBAI'S TOUCH (Salem Suhail) Mark Johnston 4-9-05 Royston Ffrench  8/1
4) CAPE HAWK (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XVII) Richard Hannon 4-8-09 Richard Hughes  8/1
5) HUZZAH (J Gale, J Finch, D Cole, R Dollar, D Powell) Barry Hills 3-8-11 Michael Hills 
6) VITZNAU (Louis Stadler) Richard Hannon 4-9-05 Jimmy Fortune 
7) ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (Mr & Mrs I H Bendelow) William Knight v5-9-10 Paul Doe 
8) FISHFORCOMPLIMENTS (Mel Roberts & Nicola Meese) Richard Fahey 4-9-00 Jimmy Quinn 
9) FLIPANDO (Mrs J Hazell) David Barron 7-8-12 Francis Norton 
10) REGAL PARADE (Dab Hand Racing) David Nicholls 4-9-02 Adrian Nicholls 
11) EXTRATERRESTRIAL (G J Paver) Richard Fahey 4-8-12 Paul Hanagan 
12) MILITARY CROSS (R Thompson & A Bengough) Luca Cumani 5-9-06 Seb Sanders 
13) ROYAL POWER (David Nicholls) David Nicholls 5-9-03 Tadgh O’Shea 
14) BALLINTENI (David Cohen) Gay Kelleway 6-8-12 Christophe Lemaire 
15) RAPTOR (Mark Gittins) Karl Burke 5-9-05 Fergus Sweeney 
16) DHAULAR DHAR (Middleham Park Racing XIV) Jim Goldie 6-9-04 Daniel Tudhope 
17) PRIDE OF NATION (Gary & Linnet Woodward) John Hills t6-9-09 Eddie Ahern 
18) LANG SHINING (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-05 Ryan Moore 
18 ran Non-Runners: Gold Sovereign, Unshakable
Time: 1m 38.15s Distances: hd, 1, 1¾, nk, nk, 1, ¾, ¾, ¾, 1, 1, 2½, 1¼, 1¼, 2¾, nk, 2¾
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc Breeding: b or br c Point Given (USA) - Nidd (USA) (Known Fact (USA))
Tote Win: £6.00 Places: £1.70; £1.80; £2.00; £1.90 Exacta: £14.40
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), totesport Mile (2007 Third Set) Royal Ascot wins (7): 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), Britannia Handicap (2008 Love Fifteen) First Royal Ascot winner: King George V Handicap (June 18, 1992 Source Of Light First Goodwood winner: Kawtuban (Leslie & Godwin Spitfire Stakes, August 3, 1990) Total Goodwood wins: 35 (12 at Festival Meeting) Number of horses in training (1990-2008): 73; 73; 70; 79; 93; 109; 104; 110; 96; 70; 75; 84; 76; 91; 105; 97; 100; 96; 101; Wins in a season (1990-2007): 37; 26; 43; 47; 48; 42; 52; 40; 22; 30; 34; 33; 56; 57; 36; 43; 37; 39 Wins in 2008: 19
Winning jockey:-Name: Drowne, Steven Born: December 10, 1971 Based at Hungerford, Berkshire. Previously tutored at the British Racing School, a short period with Chuck Spares, and two years apiece with Richard Holder and Ron Hodges. First Winner: Sigwell’s Gold, Chepstow September 15, 1990 Race Wins Include: Cambridgeshire (2005, Blue Monday), Cheveley Park Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); Coventry Stakes (CD Europe 2000); Darley Stakes (2004 Autumn Glory); Fred Darling Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2002); Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial (2006 Blue Monday); Golden Jubilee Stakes (Harmonic Way 2001); La Coupe (2006 Blue Monday); Lowther Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit); Mill Reef Stakes (2002 Zafeen); Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert (first win in Ireland); Ormonde Stakes (2006 The Whistling Teal); Palace House Stakes (2005 Avonbridge); Prix de l’Abbaye (2003 Patavellian, 2005 Avonbridge); Queen Mary Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); William Hill Trophy (2006 Prince Tamino); Zetland Gold Cup (2005 Blue Monday) First Royal Ascot Win: June 17, 1997, Ascot Stakes Handicap, Sea Freedom Royal Ascot Wins (10): Ascot Stakes (Sea Freedom 1997); Coventry Stakes (CD Europe 2000); Golden Jubilee Stakes (Harmonic Way 2001); Queen Mary Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001), Albany Stakes (2003 Silca’s Gift), Windsor Castle Stakes (2003 Holborn, 2008 Flashmans Papers), King George V Handicap (2007 Heron Bay), Britannia Handicap (2008 Third Set), Wolferton Handicap (2008 Suoaseus) First Goodwood winner: Prince Rooney (Celer Et Audax Stakes, June 4, 1993) Goodwood winners: 35 (7 at July Meeting) Winners (1995-2007): 25; 43; 57; 25; 36; 36; 80; 104; 108; 99; 90; 83; 82 Wins in 2008: 43
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.05pm SIR TRISTRAM RICKETTS MEMORIAL
RICHMOND STAKES (GROUP TWO)
Class 1, Group 2, £85,000 guaranteed. For 2yo colts & geldings, 6f. Weights: 9st. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £48,254.50; 2nd: £18,292; 3rd: £9,154.50; 4th: £4,564.50; 5th: £2,286.50; 6th: £1,147.50
1) PROLIFIC (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Stubbs)) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes  5/1
2) GALLAGHER (Brimacombe, McNally, Rickman & Sangster) Brian Meehan 2-9-00 Jimmy Fortune  7/2 Fav
3) REVE DE SOLEIL (G A Lucas & A Solomon) Eoghan O'Neill 2-9-00 Martin Dwyer  33/1
4) SAXFORD (D Arundale) Linda Stubbs 2-9-00 Shane Kelly 
5) TOTAL GALLERY (Coleman Bloodstock Limited) Stan Moore 2-9-00 Ted Durcan 
6) RILEYSKEEPINGFAITH (Jolly Roger Racing) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Edward Creighton 
7) WAFFLE (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-00 Johnny Murtagh 
8) KHOR DUBAI (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori 
9) SAUCY BROWN (The Heffer Syndicate) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Ryan Moore 
10) SMOKEY STORM (The BK Partnership) William Jarvis 2-9-00 Alan Munro 
11) BLOWN IT (Richard Pegum, M Kerr-Dineen, R Tullett & Partners) Jamie Osborne b1 2-9-00 Steve Drowne 
PU) DESERT ICON (B & Mrs D Willis, B & Mrs M Pullin) William Knight 2-9-00 Seb Sanders 
Time: 1m 11.13s Distances: nk, hd, 1, 1, nk, 4½, hd, 1½, 3¼, 16
Breeder: David Jamison Bloodstock Breeding: ch c Compton Place - Photo Flash (IRE) (Bahamian Bounty)
Tote Win: £6.00 Places: £2.10; £1.80; £7.80 Exacta: £20.90
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Richmond Stakes (1992 Son Pardo, 2008 Prolific), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Prix de Ris Orangis (2006 Presto Shinko), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo) Royal Ascot wins: 23 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Chesham Stakes (1983 Head For Heights, 2008 Free Agent) First Goodwood winner: Crespinall (July 29, 1972 - Nassau Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 163 (42 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (1985-2008): 67: 75: 74: 80: 85: 107: 131: 139: 155: 178: 167: 155: 149: 145: 155: 162: 147: 169: 169: 149: 169; 163; 184 Number of wins in a season (1982-2007):38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126: 154: 182: 112: 115: 109: 94: 108: 123: 135: 110: 121: 122: 113: 145; 127; 134; Wins in 2008: 119
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprentice to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Major wins include: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gordon Richards Stakes (2006 Day Flight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Musidora Stakes (2007 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain) Royal Ascot Wins (16): Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aaviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 76 (20 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2007):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, Wins in 2008: 90
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.40pm RSA NURSERY
Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 2yo, 7f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 19, for each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,952; 2nd: £3,854; 3rd: £1,926; 4th: £962
1) SOHCAHTOA (Sue Brendish) Richard Hannon 2-9-05 Richard Hughes  100/30
2) NORTHUMBERLAND (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-02 Royston Ffrench  16/1
3) JAZACOSTA (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 2-8-13 Jim Crowley  9/2
4) ROLY BOY (The Calvera Partnership No 2) Richard Hannon 2-9-02 Ryan Moore 
5) SWIFT CHAP (M A Swift) Rod Millman 2-8-12 Alan Munro 
6) DADDY'S GIFT (Charlee & Hollie Allan) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune 
7) SURUOR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-13 Richard Hills 
8) IMPERIAL SKYLIGHT (Peter Taplin) Mick Channon 2-8-03 Tadgh O'Shea 
9) MOTOR HOME (Philip Eaton) Andrew Balding 2-9-03 Martin Dwyer 
10) CORNISH ROSE (M Winter) Mark Tompkins 2-8-10 Michael Hills 
11) FONG'S ALIBI (T & Mrs J Cunningham & R Frost) Stan Moore 2-8-10 Richard Thomas 
12) RAPID RELEASE (Wally Sturt - Osborne House III) Sir Mark Prescott 2-9-00 Seb Sanders  5/2 Fav
12 ran Non-Runners: Kings Troop, Haven’t A Clue, Happy Anniversary
Time: 1m 27.00s Distances: ½, 1, 1¼, sh, 1¼, 16, 2½, 7, 3½, nk, 2¾
Breeder: Knockainey Stud Breeding: b c Val Royal (FR) - Stroke Of Six (IRE) (Woodborough (USA))
Tote Win: £3.80 Places: £1.90; £3.30; £1.90 Exacta: £60.40
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Richmond Stakes (1992 Son Pardo, 2008 Prolific), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Prix de Ris Orangis (2006 Presto Shinko), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo) Royal Ascot wins: 23 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Chesham Stakes (1983 Head For Heights, 2008 Free Agent) First Goodwood winner: Crespinall (July 29, 1972 - Nassau Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 164 (43 at July Meeting) Number of horses in training (1985-2008): 67: 75: 74: 80: 85: 107: 131: 139: 155: 178: 167: 155: 149: 145: 155: 162: 147: 169: 169: 149: 169; 163; 184 Number of wins in a season (1982-2007):38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126: 154: 182: 112: 115: 109: 94: 108: 123: 135: 110: 121: 122: 113: 145; 127; 134; Wins in 2008: 120
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprentice to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Major wins include: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park)Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gordon Richards Stakes (2006 Day Flight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Musidora Stakes (2007 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain) Royal Ascot Wins (16): Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aaviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent) First Goodwood win: Luhuk (Caffreys Premium Ale Foundation Stakes, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 77 (21 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain (1994-2007):19, 68, 62, 33, 55, 95, 102, 90, 126, 122, 73, 124, 113, 118, Wins in 2008: 91
25/1 DOUBLE FOR RICHARD HANNON & RICHARD HUGHES TODAY
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.15pm OAK TREE STAKES (GROUP 3)
Class 1, £70,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ fillies & mares, 7f. Weights: 3yo 8st 9lb; 4yo+ 9st 1lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2007, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 8lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties). Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £39,739; 2nd: £15,064; 3rd: £7,539; 4th: £3,759; 5th: £1,883; 6th: £945
1) VISIT (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-09 Ryan Moore  2/1 Fav
2) CHEYENNE STAR (Jacqueline Alder) Frances Crowley IRE 5-9-04 Johnny Murtagh  13/2
3) SHABIBA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-09 Richard Hills  25/1
4) RED DUNE (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-8-09 Philip Robinson 
5) ROYAL CONFIDENCE (David James) Barry Hills 3-8-09 Michael Hills 
6) CLIFTON DANCER (Clifton Partners) Tom Dascombe 3-8-09 Richard Kingscote 
7) NANS JOY (Frank Cosgrove) Eoghan O'Neill 4-9-01 Martin Dwyer 
8) CHANTRA (Gestut Ittingen) Peter Rau GER 4-9-01 Andrasch Starke 
9) NIJOOM DUBAI (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-8-09 Tadgh O'Shea 
10) SPINNING LUCY (Steve Jenkins) Barry Hills 3-8-09 Seb Sanders 
11) ILLUSION (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 3-8-09 Jimmy Fortune 
12) VITAL STATISTICS (Setsquare Recruitment) David Elsworth 4-9-01 Eddie Ahern 
13) GIPSON DESSERT (Ecurie I M Fares) Jean Claude Rouget FR 3-8-09 Christophe Lemaire 
14) MANY COLOURS (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-01 Frankie Dettori 
14 ran Non-Runners: Our Faye (withdrawn), Lady Deauville
Time: 1m 26.02s Distances: hd, 2¼, nk, 1¼, 1½, ¾, 1, ½, 3½, ½, sh, 1¾, ½
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Breeding: b f Oasis Dream - Arrive (Kahyasi)
Tote Win: £3.00 Places: £1.50; £2.20; £7.40 Exacta: £12.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle art Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons, but has yet to add the St Leger to his list. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. British Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2007 Mountain High), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato) Prix Royal-Oak (2007 Allegretto) Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) Royal Ascot Wins: 59 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy), King Edward VII Stakes (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1991 Saddler’s Hall, 1994 Foyer, 2002 Balakheri, 2006 Papal Bull), Hardwicke Stakes (1986 Dihistan, 1991 & 1992 Rock Hopper, 2006 & 2007 Maraahel), King George V Handicap (2008 Colony) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket First Goodwood winner: Alphadamus (July 31, 1973 - Stewards’ Cup) Total Goodwood Wins: 135 (63 at July Meeting) Wins in 2008: 46
Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Group One Wins: Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (3): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray) First Goodwood win: Barbason (The News Amateur Riders’ H’cap, June 9, 2000) Goodwood winners: 59 (13 at July Meeting) Number of Wins 2002-07: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126 Wins in 2008: 105
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.50pm TURF CLUB HANDICAP
Class 3, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo rated 0-95, 5f. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after July 19, for each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,462; 2nd: £3,732; 3rd: £1,866; 4th: £934; 5th: £466; 6th: £234
1) PISCEAN (Andrew Duffield) Tom Keddy 3-8-03 Royston Ffrench  17/2
2) LITTLE PETE (Friends Of Saunton Sands) Andrew Balding 3-9-02 Francis Norton  17/2
3) CAKE (Des Anderson) Richard Hannon 3-9-06 Jimmy Fortune  16/1
4) RASH JUDGEMENT (Reg Gifford) Stuart Kittow 3-9-01 Johnny Murtagh 
5) FOL HOLLOW (Middleham Park Racing III) David Nicholls 3-9-07 Silvestre de Sousa 
6) GOOD GORSOON (Triermore Stud & Partner) Barry Hills 3-9-05 Michael Hills 
7) FIRST TRIM (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds II) Brian Meehan 3-8-06 Tadgh O'Shea 
8) LIGHT HEARTED (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-13 Seb Sanders 
9) CAPE VALE (Lady O’Reilly) David Nicholls 3-9-00 Adrian Nicholls  7/2 Jt Fav
10) BOSUN BREESE (Lodge, Hyson, Delnevo & Bresse Racing) Paul D'Arcy t3-8-09 Eddie Ahern  7/2 Jt Fav
11) WOTASHIRTFULL (Sporting Gunners Syndicate Two) Kevin Ryan 3-8-08 Paul Hanagan 
12) CHARTIST (J A Leek & Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-9-03 Richard Hughes 
Time: 58.43s Distances: nse, 2¼, nk, ¾, 1, 2, 1¼, 3, 1¼, ½, 14
Breeder: Connie & John Iacuone Breeding: b or br c Stravinsky (USA) - Navasha (USA) (Woodman (USA))
Tote Win: £14.70 Places: £3.60; £3.20; £3.80 Exacta: £142.60
Winning Trainer:-Name: Keddy, Tom Based: Heyward Place, Hamilton Road, Newmarket Born: January 29, 1952 Background: Rode on the Flat and over jumps Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1992 Number of Wins (2001-2005): 2; 2; 2; 5; 8 Total Goodwood Wins: 3 (1 at July Meeting) Wins in 2008: 5
Winning jockey:- Name: Ffrench, Royston Born: September 5, 1975 Based: Richmond, North Yorks Apprenticeship: British Racing School and with Luca Cumani Details: Rides in Dubai during the winter First winner: Haya Ya Kefaah, Doncaster, March 21, 1996 Major wins: St Simon Stakes (1997 Kaliana), Cesarewitch (1996 Inchcailloch), Coral Sprint Trophy (2006 Borderlescott), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (2006 Borderlescott) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Chesham Stakes (2007 Maze) First Goodwood winner: Ivory’s Joy (Findon Stakes, June 27, 1997) Goodwood wins: 13 (7 at July Meeting) Wins (2001-2007): 20; 27; 49; 45; 50; 63; 63; Wins in 2008: 20
RACING POST LEADING RIDER AWARD
STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY FOUR
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Johnny Murtagh 6 2 1
Richard Hughes 4 1 2
Ryan Moore 4 1 1
Frankie Dettori 2 3 1
Alan Munro 2 - -
Richard Hills 1 2 1
Royston Ffrench 1 1 1
Adrian Nicholls 1 1 1
Steve Drowne 1 1 -
Francis Norton 1 1 -
Philip Robinson 1 - 3
Seb Sanders 1 - 1
William Buick 1 - -
Greg Fairley 1 - -
Frederik Tylicki 1 - -
Jimmy Fortune - 4 1
Martin Dwyer - 2 3
Liam Jones - 2 2
Eddie Ahern - 1 1
Chris Catlin - 1 1
Ted Durcan - 1 1
Jimmy Quinn - 1 1
Stephen Carson - 1 -
Darryll Holland - 1 -
Fergus Sweeney - 1 -
Neil Callan - - 1
Jim Crowley - - 1
John Egan - - 1
Liam Keniry - - 1
Tom Queally - - 1
Hayley Turner - - 1
LEADING TRAINER STANDINGS
AT THE END OF DAY FOUR
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 4 1 2
Sir Michael Stoute 3 1 -
Mark Johnston 2 1 2
Aidan O’Brien IRE 2 - 1
Luca Cumani 1 4 1
Andrew Balding 1 2 -
Marcus Tregoning 1 1 3
David Nicholls 1 1 2
Clive Cox 1 - 2
John Dunlop 1 - 1
William Haggas 1 - 1
Ian Williams 1 - 1
Ralph Beckett 1 - -
Gerard Butler 1 - -
Mick Channon 1 - -
Roger Charlton 1 - -
Richard Fahey 1 - -
James Given 1 - -
William Jarvis 1 - -
Tom Keddy 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - -
John Gosden - 2 -
John Hills - 2 -
Saeed bin Suroor - 1 2
Brian Meehan - 1 1
Amanda Perrett - 1 1
Karl Burke - 1 -
Paul Cole - 1 -
Frances Crowley IRE - 1 -
Barry Hills - 1 -
Eve Johnson Houghton - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Derek Shaw - 1 -
Walter Swinburn - 1 -
Mark Tompkins - 1 -
Eric Wheeler - 1 -
John Best - - 2
Jim Boyle - - 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - - 1
Michael Jarvis - - 1
Peter Makin - - 1
Eoghan O’Neill - - 1
John Spearing - - 1