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Thursday, September 12, 2002


2-15 Doncaster - Mallard Handicap, 1m 6f


Each Way: 1/5 Odds 1-2-3

7/4 (from 2/1) Bandari, 11/4 (from 3) Balakheri, 8 (from 9) Bollin Eric, 8 (from 10) Mr Dinos, 8 (from 10) Sholokhov, 9 Highest, 10 Mamool, 12 First Charter, 40 Nysaean, 50 Black Sam Bellamy



Ladies Day at Doncaster today attracted a great attendance of 12,500, up 1,300 on last year's crowd of 11,200.

UP 12.5%

Tote on course cash pool betting turnover on Ladies Day at Doncaster today came to £293,190, up 12.5% on last year's £260,766.


Class A, Group One, Total Prize fund £400,000. Doncaster, Saturday, September 14, 2002, 1m 6f 132yds. For three-year-olds only, entire colts and fillies. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Entries closed Wednesday, July 10, 2002 (46 entries). Forfeit stage Tuesday, August 27, 2002 (17 remained) £25,000 supplementary entry stage Saturday, September 7, 2002 (none added). Five-day confirmation stage Monday, September 9, 2002 (13 remained). Final 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, September 12, 2002 (ten declared).

Form Horse/ Draw Age/Weight Owner Trainer Jockey

1) 21-1315 BALAKHERI (IRE) 2 3-9-00 H.H. Aga Khan Sir Michael Stoute

2) 1011-1011 BANDARI (IRE) 7 3-9-00 Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston Richard Hills

3) 63-1255 BLACK SAM BELLAMY (IRE)10 3-9-00 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE

4) 11-32233 BOLLIN ERIC 3 3-9-00 Sir Neil Westbrook Tim Easterby Kevin Darley

5) 02-15321 FIRST CHARTER 6 3-9-00 Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute

6) 2-21212 HIGHEST (IRE) 4 3-9-00 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Sir Michael Stoute

7) 214-415 MAMOOL (IRE) 8 3-9-00 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori

8) 2-311221 MR DINOS (IRE) 9 3-9-00 Constantinos Shiacolas Paul Cole Richard Quinn

9) 3-13141 NYSAEAN (IRE) 1 3-9-00 Jeffen Racing Richard Hannon

10) 231-0224 SHOLOKHOV (IRE) 5 3-9-00 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE

10 declared runners


The 2002 Rothmans Royals St Leger, staged at Doncaster on Saturday, September 14, is the richest-ever renewal of the world's oldest Classic race, being worth £400,000, £50,000 more than in 2001.

It will be the 226th running of the St Leger which was founded in 1776 by Lieutenant-General Anthony St Leger, four years before the Derby.

This morning ten runners were declared for the Rothmans Royals St Leger, the same number as took part last year when Milan was successful. The average number of runners over the last ten renewals of the Classic has been 9.4.

The latest betting from Ladbrokes is 7/4 (from 2/1) Bandari, 11/4 (from 3) Balakheri, 8 (from 9) Bollin Eric, 8 (from 10) Mr Dinos, 8 (from 10) Sholokhov, 9 Highest, 10 (from 12) Mamool, 12 First Charter, 40 Nysaean, 50 Black Sam Bellamy.

Prize money over the four-day meeting which started yesterday comes to nearly £1.5 million for the first time, with the £1,462,000 in added and total prizes being £175,000 higher than the 2001 level.

The GNER Doncaster Cup, the two and a quarter mile feature today (Ladies Day), has doubled prize money of £100,000 and is the oldest race still run under the Rules of Racing, having first taken place in 1766.


The going for the second day of the Rothmans Royals St Leger Festival remains as it was changed to after racing on the end of the first day --


"The forecast is for another dry day, but at the moment we have no plans for watering. We shall monitor the situation throughout the day," said clerk of the course Tim Betteridge.


Things have been fairly quiet in the offices this morning, but one runner who has really attracted attention across the board is Needwood Blade in the Scarbrough Stakes (4.25). He has been backed from 4-1 into 7-2 with Ladbrokes, 100-30 with Coral and 11-4 with the Tote.

In the opening Ralph Raper Memorial Nursery (1.40) Logsdail and Cranshaws have been in demand with Ladbrokes. Logsdail has been cut from 13-2 to 5-1 and Cranshaws to 5-1 from a point longer.

Fillies for money in the Rothmans Royals May Hill Stakes (3.25) have been Approach, who has been trimmed by Ladbrokes from 9-2 to 4-1, and Londonnetdotcom, whom Coral have cut from 11-4 to 9-4.

There has also been support for Curfew in the JRA London Office's 10th Anniversary Kyoto Sceptre Stakes (3.55). Ladbrokes have shortened Curfew from 5-2 to 9-4.

Cover Up has been in demand with Hills for the GNER Doncaster Cup (2.50) and he is in from 9-2 to 7-2



After racing on Wednesday the general opinion was very much that a low draw on the straight course was the kiss of death, but that was made to look ridiculous in the opening nursery when only two horses, Mysterinch and Go Tech, raced on the far side from stalls one and two, and the pair finished first and second.

"I had said to the owners before the race that I thought he had a very good chance, but that I was worried about the draw," said the winner's trainer Nick Littmoden.

In any event Go Tech and Mysterinch were soon in a clear lead over on the far side and they stayed there to the end, with Mysterinch winning by a length and a quarter. Tusk did best of those who raced on the stands' side and was the same distance back in third.

"I think this is a nice horse and I am sure he is improving. He could well be up to Listed class and I have made one or two entries for him at that level, but I felt there was another handicap in him before he tried that," said Littmoden. "I have not any particular plans for him, but I think he will stay a mile and a quarter and the Zetland Stakes at Newmarket could be a race for him."

Littmoden is delighted with the season he and Mysterinch's rider Ian Mongan have had together -- Mongan's first as the stable's retained jockey.

"We have had a really good time, and we have both passed 50 for the year," he said.

Ian Mongan said: "We were always in front on the far side.I kept looking across and we were always four or five in front of them, and I knew my horse would gallop to the line. Pat's given me a nice lead, though his horse has run around a little bit."



Duck Row finally won a Group race at his 16th attempt at that level when he just got the better of Desert Deer in the Group 111 GNER Park Stakes, to the delight of his trainer James Toller.Toller, racing for the first time after a recent illness -- "I am delighted to say that I have been given a clean bill of health," he said -- has always maintained that the Duke of Devonshire's horse was able to win at this level.

"He has been called a lot of unkind names in the past, which I felt he did not deserve, and he has been unlucky more than once in Group races -- the Diomed at Epsom last year which really I feel he should have won," he said.

"So it has really been a bit unfair to say that he is not a Group horse and now he has really proved that point. He seems to have been in better form this year than he has been for the last two and he has been really enjoying life. I don't really know why, there does not seem to be a particular reason for it, though he certainly gets on very well with Richard Hughes, who likes him a lot."

Duck Row was at one time being aimed for the Cambridgeshire, but the 7lb penalty he gets from this to add to his 9st 10lb almost certainly rules that out. "I would say that is now highly unlikely and I have no plans for him at the moment," he said.

"The Duke has been a marvellous owner for me and has been with me almost since I started training. He deserves to have a good horse like this and it was very good that he and the Duchess were able to come here today."

Duck Row is not the best horse the Duke has owned over the years, though, as in the late 1960s he enjoyed great top level success with the wonderful mare Park Top, who cost only 500gns and whose wins were climaxed by the King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.


Boreas stayed every yard of the two and a quarter miles and set a track record into the bargain when he finally wore down the most popular horse in training on the flat, Persian Punch, in the GNER Doncaster Cup in a time of 3 minutes 50.29, beating the previous best by almost two seconds. The record was held by Canon Can when he won the Cup five years ago -- and Persian Punch was second then, as well.

"I am delighted he has won and he fully deserved too, but I am a bit sorry that he had to beat Persian Punch to do it," said the winner's trainer Luca Cumani. "Persian Punch is the most popular horse in training and it was a shame that he was the one we had to beat. But the race is there to be won and that is what we wanted to do.

"I was pretty confident that if he got the trip he would have too much speed for the others, so we told Jamie (Spencer) to go to sleep and set his alarm clock for 7am at the two furlong marker," the trainer added.

Which Spencer did to some effect. Boreas was going conspicuously best of the field going to the last quarter of a mile as Persian Punch was battling for the lead with Darasim. But, having seen off that rival, Persian Punch found Boreas just too powerful and he went down by a length and a quarter with Darasim five lengths further back.

"We are very lucky to have him at all," added Cumani of his winner. "When he bowed a tendon very badly in his last race as a two-year-old we thought that would be the end for him, but luckily we were able to get him back.

"The Jockey Club Cup would seem the obvious target for him now and that would be his last race of the year. He will certainly stay in training and we would obviously have to think of the Gold Cup at Ascot for him.

"It may not have been a great season for us in terms of numbers, but we are only a small stable nowadays and as well as this Group 111 race we have also won a Group I with Gossamer."

David Elsworth and Jeff Smith were delighted, even if inevitably a bit disappointed, about Persian Punch.

"He has run a wonderful race and I think you can put his disappointing run at Goodwood, after which people were trying to retire him, down to the fact that he simply went too fast," said the trainer.

"But there is clearly plenty of life in him yet and I think now that we will go for the Prix du Cadran and then the Jockey Club Cup. Then he will go back home to Jeff's for his winter holidays and come back on to the treadmill next spring."

Smith echoed the trainer's thoughts. "He will tell us when he has had enough of it," he said. "He has run a marvellous race and I just hope we get some give in the ground for him in the Cadran."

Jamie Spencer's use of his whip on the winner incurred the stewards' displeasure and he was referred to Portman Square under the totting up procedure.



James Given was understandably thinking of top honours next year after Summitville had stayed on too strongly for Approach in the Group 111 Rothmans Royals May Hill Stakes.

"She will be entered for everything," he said. "This is a moment when we can start dreaming of races like the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks. She got the mile really well here and looks as if she will stay further, but she is a long striding filly and maybe Epsom would not be the ideal track for her.

"We shall put her in, though, but maybe she would be better suited running at the Curragh in the Irish Oaks or at Chantilly for the Prix de Diane. Those courses might suit her better." Ladbrokes quote the filly at 25-1 for Newmarket and 33-1 for Epsom.

"It was a bit disappointing when she was beaten at Newmarket last time, but maybe we made a bit too much use of her and maybe she did not like the horrible ground that day. In any case I would be happy to take on the winner again," added Given.

"Today they did not seem to go that fast in front but she lengthened her stride really well when Micky (Fenton) asked her to, and the further she went the better she went.

"I was watching the race with Sir Mark (Prescott, trainer of the runner-up) and as they came to the furlong pole he said ‘it's between you and me, Mr G.' Once she passed that furlong pole in front I was sure she would not be beaten. After the race Sir Mark and I discussed plans. I told him that Summitville is in the Fillies' Mile at Ascot and the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp; he said that Approach was also in both races and that I should telephone him about plans."

Given related how, having bought Summitville for only 7,000gns at Newmarket last October, "she was six weeks on the shelf without me being able to find an owner for her.

"She now belongs to the three members of the Mountain High Partnership, who have been very this season as they also own Scotts View."

Scotts View, who is trained by Mark Johnston, has won seven times this season.



The Hills family dominated the finish to the Listed Sceptre Stakes as trainer Barry and his son Michael with Mamounia got the better of two more of the trainer's sons, John and Richard, with Hideaway Heroine.

Mamounia has proved a model of consistency this season and this was her fourth win of the season, though it came with a change of tactics from many of her earlier efforts.

"When she won at Newmarket and Goodwood she did so by making all the running, but when Pat (Eddery) rode her at Sandown last time he said she was doing too much in front so we decided to drop her in this time," said the trainer.

"She is a brave filly who tries very hard, and the Sun Chariot and the Challenge Stakes at Newmarket are races we could look at for her," the trainer added.

Mamounia runs in the name of Burton Agnes Bloodstock and in colours which were very successful for that stud's late owner Marcus Wickham-Boynton.

The partnership is now headed by Susan Cunliffe-Lister, daughter of the late Willie Whitelaw, deputy prime minister and home secretary in governments headed by Margaret Thatcher. The operation is master-minded by Willie Macauley, who manages the stud.



"I have been trying for 16 years to ride a winner for Jack and Lynda (Ramsden) and finally I have done so, so there had to be a flying dismount," chortled Frankie Dettori after his late surge on Bishops Court had landed the Listed sprint by half a length from Olivia Grace.

"Mind you," said Jack Ramsden, "he has had only about five rides for us in all that time," a figure with which Dettori virtually agreed. "About six," was his assessment.

"I don't think it was Frankie's fault when he was third on him at Epsom last time, the race just did not work out for them," said Jack Ramsden. "Frankie was certainly keen to ride the horse again."

Bishops Court seriously injured his pelvis in a race at the end of last year and his trainer related that he had to be tied up for six weeks during his recovery.

"He was not allowed to lay down for all that time," she said. "It is not the laying down that is the problem but when they get up again afterwards that they can do the damage."

Plans now are for Bishops Court to go for another Listed sprint at Newbury next weekend, and connections will be hoping that things go better for him there than they did 12 months ago. It was in that race that he sustained his pelvic injury.

The time for the race was NOT a track record. Bishops Court covered the five furlongs in 58.29 seconds. The time shown on the racecard of 58.4 is for two-year-olds; the best senior time is 58.05 seconds.



"Apart from last time when she just threw in a bad run she has been very consistent and improved all season," said Michael Jarvis after Birjand had taken the closing handicap from top weight Deceitful.

"I don't know what went wrong with her last time, but horses do sometimes run bad races for no reason," the trainer went on.

"She is by Green Desert and loves this fast ground. As long as it stays dry she will probably keep going, but once the rains come that will be it for her.

"I would think that she would go to stud next year, though I haven't spoken to her owner Sheikh Ahmed about that. His policy is generally to retire his fillies after their three-year-old season, though he does keep the odd one going at four if they are Group fillies -- Tarfshi is an example of that --, but it would seem more likely that she would retire.

"I have her half sister by Nashwan at home called Rozanee. She is by Nashwan and a very different type from this filly. It would be tight for her to run this year, but then this filly did not run as a two-year-old either."


Apprentice Fran Ferris was referred to Portman Square after being found guilty of using his whip with excessive force on Deceitful, runner-up to Birjand in the last race of the day.

He has exceeded the 15 day limit under the totting up procedure.


Connections of Love You Too, who virtually refused to race in the same race, were warned that any future such behaviour would result in her being reported to the Disciplinary Committee.

However, it is understood that the instruction is more or less irrelevant, as the mare is likely to be going to stud.



Class B, £25,000 added, for 2yo, 1m. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after August 31, a winner of a Class D to G race 5lb; of a Class A to C race 8lb. Penalty values: 1st: £18,687.50; 2nd: £5,750; 3rd: £2,875; 4th: £1,437.50

1. MYSTERINCH (Colin & Melanie Moore) Nick Littmoden 2-9-01 Ian Mongan [1] 11/1
2. GO TECH (Ryedale Partners No 4) Tim Easterby 2-9-00 Pat Eddery [2] 10/1
3. TUSK (C Fenaroli & F T Adams) Mick Channon 2-8-00 Adrian Nicholls [5] 40/1
4. PURE SPECULATION (Chris Wright) Michael Bell 2-8-03 Jamie Mackay [16] 9/1
5. CRANSHAWS (Chris Jenkins) Sir Mark Prescott 2-8-10 George Duffield [7] 4/1 F
6. BLONDE STREAK (Liz Jones) David Barron 2-8-02 Keith Dalglesh [9]
7. FELLOW SHIP (M H Dixon) Barry Hills 2-8-06 (1lbow) Darryll Holland [10]
8. CARROWDORE (Stonethorn Stud Farms Ltd) Richard Hannon 2-7-13 (1lbow) Francis Norton [11]
9. LUCAYAN DANCER (Lucayan Stud) Ed Dunlop 2-9-07 Frankie Dettori [14]
10. LIQUID FORM (H Channon) Ben Hanbury 2-8-00 Nicky Mackay (7) [15]
11. ARIES (John Breslin) Mick Channon 2-8-00 Dean Mernagh [19]
12. LOGSDAIL (Bill Gredley) Lynda Ramsden 2-9-02 Jimmy Fortune [17]
13. SWASHBUCKLER (Exors of the late Mrs Duncan Allen) Ian Balding 2-8-00 Martin Dwyer [8]
14. MAEDANCE (The Dancing Partners) Toby Balding 2-8-05 Steve Drowne [18]
15. DONEGAL DANCER (John Grant) Barry Hills 2-8-08 Michael Hills [12]
16. JACARANDA (Sheila Tucker) Brian Meehan 2-9-01 Jamie Spencer [13]
17. NUIT SOMBRE (Margaret Pett) Mark Johnston 2-9-01 Kevin Darley [4]
18. FLAKE (Keith Nicholson) Gary Moore 2-8-02 Paul Hanagan [6]

18 ran non runner no 2 HIGH ACCOLADE
Breeder: Bishop's Down Farm Breeding: b c Inchinor - Hakone
Distances: 1 1/4, 1 1/4, sh, 1, 1 1/4, 1.5, 1, sh, 1, .5, .5, hd, hd, .5, 2 .5, 9, .5
Time: 1m 38.11s Totes: Win: £14.70 Places: £3, £2.20, £16.10 Exacta: £104.69

Winning trainer:- Name Littmoden, Nicholas Paul
Date of Birth: 3/1/63 Riding Career: Amateur, Flat & Point-to-Points Date of first trainer's licence: October 1994. Previously pupil assistant to M Mason for three years; Assistant trainer to J Ffitch Heyes for one year & Jenny Pitman for six months Number of Horses in training (1998-2002): 46, 57, 73, 94, 94 Wins in a season (1994-2001): 0,9,6,18, 40, 61, 57, 51 Trains at Southgate, Newmarket, Suffolk Major wins: Jubilee Handicap (1998 & 1999 Tertium) Wins this season: 50

Winning jockey:-Name: Mongan, Ian Bernard Wins 2000-01: 48; 67 (runner-up in apprentice championship) Apprenticed to Woodingdean-based trainer Gary Moore Big Race Wins Include: Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty's Future) Wins this season: 51


Class A, Group Three, £50,000 guaranteed, for 3yo+, 1m. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 6lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2002, a winner of a Group Three race 4lb; of a Group Two race 6lb; of a Group One race 8lb Penalty values: 1st: £30,000; 2nd: £11,500; 3rd: £5,750; 4th: £2,750

1. DUCK ROW (Duke Of Devonshire) James Toller 7-9-00 Richard Hughes [3] 8/1
2. DESERT DEER (Jaber Abdullah) Mark Johnston 4-9-00 Kevin Darley [4] 13/8 F
3. TOUGH SPEED (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-00 Kieren Fallon [1] 15/8
4. CALCUTTA (Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Barry Hills 6-9-00 Michael Hills [5]
5. GOLDEN SILCA (Aldridge Racing Limited) Mick Channon 6-8-11 Ted Durcan [6]
6. PULAU TIOMAN (H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 6-9-00 Philip Robinson [2]

6 ran
Breeder: Cambremont Limited Partnership Breeding: ch g Diesis - Sunny Moment
Distances:nk, 1 1/4, .5, 3/4, 10. Time: 1m 37.49s
Totes: Win: £7.20 Places: £1.70, £1.70 Exacta: £23.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Toller, James Arthur
Previous occupation: Four years with Luca Cumani, one year with Bernard van Cutsem
Date of first licence: 1979
Trains at Majors Farm, Whitsbury, Fordingbridge, Hants
Horses in training (1995-2002): 33, 30, 29, 31, 35, 31, 31, 30
Major wins include: July Cup (1997 Compton Place), Royal Lodge Stakes (1997 Teapot Row)
Wins in a season (1992-2001): 9,3,9,10,11,14,14,13,19,10

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. Wins(1989-2001):19,30,35,38,19,68,62,33,55,95,102,105,90 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm); Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), Gran Premio d'Italia (1995 Posidonas), Cambridgeshire (1995 Cap Juluca), Stewards' Cup (1995 Shikari's Son, 1999 Harmonic Way, 2000 Tayseer), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town, Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), 2001 Clearing), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2001 King's Ironbridge), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King's Ironbridge), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Prix D'Isphan (2001 Observatory), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla Wins This Year and the for the season: 103 as against Kieren Fallon's 117 for the season.



Class A, Group Three, £100,000 guaranteed, for 3yo+, 2m 2f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 1lb; fillies 7st 12lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings; 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalties: in 2002, a winner of a Group Two race 3lb; of a Group One race 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 14lb. Penalty values: 1st: £60,000; 2nd: £23,000; 3rd: £11,500; 4th: £5,500

1. BOREAS (Aston House Stud) Luca Cumani 7-9-01 Jamie Spencer [7] 7/2
2. PERSIAN PUNCH (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 9-9-01 Martin Dwyer [5] 15/2
3. DARASIM (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston v4-9-01 Kevin Darley [1] 10/1
4. JARDINES LOOKOUT (Ambrose Turnbull Associates) Alan Jarvis 5-9-04 Pat Eddery [3] 3/1 F
5. COVER UP (Exors of the late Lord Weinstock) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-01 Kieren Fallon [4]
6 TRAVELMATE (Barford Bloodstock II) James Fanshawe 8-9-01 Oscar Urbina [6]
7 UNLEASH (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-01 George Duffield [8]
8. BOSHAM MILL (John Pearce Racing Ltd) Geoff Wragg 4-9-01 Darryll Holland [2]

8 ran

Breeder: Aston House Stud Co Breeding: b g In The Wings - Reamur

Distances: 1 1/4, 5, 3, 4, .5, 7, 3.5

Time: 3m 50.29s a new record, previous record 3m 52.1s set by Canon Can in 1997 when Persian Punch was also the runner-up

Totes: Win: £4 Places: £1.60, £2.10, £2 Exacta: £41

Winning trainer:-Name: Cumani, Luca Matteo Date of birth: 7/4/49; Date of first licence: 1976; Previous Occupation: Jockey in Italy, France and Britain with 84 winners assistant to Sergio Cumani and Henry Cecil; Classic wins: (3) Vodafone Derby (1988 Kahyasi, 1998 High-Rise), St Leger (1984 Commanche Run) Other major wins include: Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set), Breeders' Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), St James's Palace Stakes (1985 Bairn, 1987 Half a Year), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction), Yorkshire Oaks (1993 & 1994 Only Royale), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1993 Barathea), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 Ensconse, 2002 Gossamer), Irish Derby (1988 Kahyasi), Italian Oaks (1998 Zomaradah), Juddmonte International Stakes (1998 One So Wonderful), Gran Premio di Milano (2000 Endless Hall), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero); Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile (2001 Gossamer), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas) Wins in a season (1984-2001):50:60:67:83:73:88:109:72:54:39:47:39:62:66:54:34:29:25 Horses in training (1985-2002):100:112
119:151:165 :187:150:132:121:96:103:124:139:152:135:100:83:84 Wins this season: 17

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Vintage Stakes (2002 Dublin) Wins (1998-2001): 3,8,78,112 Wins this season: 63 Other details: Also rides over hurdles. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999.



Class A, Group Three, £40,000 guaranteed, for 2yo fillies only, 1m. Weights: 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Pattern race 5lb. Penalty values: 1st: £24,000; 2nd: £9,200; 3rd: £4,600; 4th: £2,200

1. SUMMITVILLE (Mountain High Partnership) James Given 2-8-09 Michael Fenton [1] 11/2
2. APPROACH (Faisal Salman) Sir Mark Prescott 2-8-09 George Duffield [3] 7/2
3. NASIJ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-8-09 Richard Hills [7] 6/1
4. BUY THE SPORT (Group International Ltd) Brian Meehan 2-8-09 Richard Hughes [2]
5. BUSH CAT (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-09 Frankie Dettori [9]
6. LONDONNETDOTCOM (derek & Jean Clee) Mick Channon 2-8-09 Steve Drowne [10] 9/4 F
7. SISTER BLUEBIRD (O'Reilly, Hyland & Pidgley Partnership) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Pat Eddery [6]
8. WONDROUS STORY (Robert Sangster) John Gosden 2-8-09 Jimmy Fortune [4]
9. RIBBONS AND BOWS (Mrs Charles Cyzer) Charles Cyzer 2-8-09 Kieren Fallon [5]

9 ran, non runner no 5 INCHBERRY
Breeder: Chippenham Lodge Stud Ltd Breeding: b f Grand Lodge - Tina Heights
Distances: 1.5, 1 1/4, hd, 4, 2, 1 3/4, 3/4, 3/4 Time: 1m 38.48
Totes: Win: £7.70 Places: £2.20, £1.20, £2.10 Exacta: £30.40

Winning Trainer - Name: James Given MRCVS
Born: June 10, 1966 Date of first licence: November, 1998
Previously: Qualified vet, assistant to Mark Johnston
Trains at: Stafford's Yard, Willoughton, Lincs
Wins 1998-2001: 0; 8; 17; 20 Horses in training (2001-02): 65; 83 Wins this season: 23

Winning jockey:-Name: Fenton, Michael
Date of birth: 18/1/72
Apprenticeship: With Michael Bell.

Wins (1993-2001): 56,39,51,42,34,55,50,63
Big wins: Italian Oaks (2001, Zanzibar), William Hill Cup (1996 Grand Selection)
First Goodwood winner: Duveen (Air Containers Golden Jubilee H'cap, June 4, 1993)
Goodwood wins: 6 (2 at July Meeting)
Wins this season : 57.


Class A, Listed Race, £26,500 added, for 3yo+ fillies & mares that have not won a Group One Pattern race in 2002, 7f. Weights: 3yo 8st 6lb; 4yo+ 8st 10lb. Penalties: in 2002, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group Three race 5lb; of a Group Two race 8lb Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty values: 1st: £18,768.75; 2nd: £5,775; 3rd: £2,887.50; 4th: £1,443.75

1. MAMOUNIA (Burton Agnes Bloodstock) Barry Hills 3-8-06 Michael Hills [8] 7/1
2. HIDEAWAY HEROINE (The Phantom Partnership) John Hills 3-8-06 Richard Hills [10] 9/1
3. STARFAN (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-8-06 Richard Hughes [7] 9/1
4. SILENT CRYSTAL (R Greenbaum) Jeremy Noseda b3-8-06 Pat Eddery [14]
5. TOROSAY SPRING (C I T Racing Ltd) James Fanshawe 4-8-10 Frankie Dettori [5]
6. ENCHANTED (Norcroft Park Stud) George Margarson 3-8-06 Jamie Mackay [13]
7. DESERTION (Lady O'Reilly & Irish National Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-06 George Duffield [9]
8. CURFEW (Patrick Veitch (Bloodstock A/C)) James Fanshawe 3-8-06 Oscar Urbina [2] 9/4 F
9. ROUNDTREE (Fergus Jones) Richard Hannon 3-8-06 Kieren Fallon [15]
10. MAURI MOON (Peter Pritchard) Geoff Wragg 4-8-10 Darryll Holland [4]
11. GOLDEVA (M Pyle & Mrs T Pyle) Reg Hollinshead 3-8-06 Kevin Darley [11]
12. SHINY (Maureen Brittain) Clive Brittain 3-8-06 Philip Robinson [12]
13. FOLLOW FLANDERS (T Frost) Henry Candy 3-8-06 Eddie Ahern [3]
14. KELSEY ROSE (Swift Racing) David Evans 3-8-06 Keith Dalgleish [6]
15. OVERLOAD (T Bennett) Charles Egerton 3-8-06 Steve Drowne [1]

15 ran
Breeder: Burton Agnes Stud Co Ltd Breeding: Green Desert -
Distances: 1, nk, 1, nk, .5, sh, sh, 3/4, .5, nk, 1, 1.5, 1, 9 Time: 1m 24.52s
Totes: Win: £7.80 Places: £1.90, £2.60, £3.10 Exacta: £86.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William
Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 HandsomeSailor), Flying Childers Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1998 Sheer Viking), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani) Wins in a season (1982-2001):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107 Horses in training (1983-2002):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn Other details: Has trained four runners-up of the Derby: Rheingold (1972), Hawaian Sound (1978), Glacial Storm (1988) and Blue Stag (1990) Wins this season: 66

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale), Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Fillies' Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Dewhurst Stakes (1999 Distant Music), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani) Wins (1990-2001):61,65,91,86,89,73,80,84,61,94,73,58 Wins this season: 52


Class A, Listed Race, £25,000 added, for 2yo+, 5f. Weights: 2yo colts & geldings 8st 3lb; fillies 7st 12lb; 3yo colts & Geldings 9st 8lb; fillies 9st 3lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 9lb; fillies 9st 4lb. Penalties: in 2002, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group Three race 5lb; of a Group One or Two race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £18,118.75; 2nd: £5,575; 3rd: £2,787.50; 4th: £1,393.75

1. BISHOPS COURT (D Brotherton) Lynda Ramsden 8-9-12 Frankie Dettori [13] 100/30
2. OLIVIA GRACE (Sherwoods Transport Ltd) Terry Mills 4-9-04 Jimmy Fortune [2] 8/1
3. SADDAD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-08 Richard Hills [6] 9/2
4. NEEDWOOD BLADE (R Bedding) Bryan McMahon 4-9-09 Richard Quinn [11] 3/1 F
5. AUTUMNAL (Paul & Jenny Green) Brian Meehan 4-9-04 Francis Norton [4]
6. VITA SPERICOLATA (The Blue Check Partnership) John Wainwright 5-9-07 Robert Winston [9]
7. PROUD BOAST (J Gittins) Geraldine Rees 4-9-04 Tony Culhane [8]
8. WHITBARROW (Seasons Holidays) Rod Millman b3-9-11 Eddie Ahern [5]
9. MISTY EYED (Jan Fuller) Nerys Dutfield 4-9-04 Kevin Darley [7]
10. SIMIANNA (The Monkey Partnership) Alan Berry 3-9-03 Ted Durcan [3]
11. MADAME MAXINE (Susan Roy) Brian Meehan 3-9-03 Pat Eddery [12]
12. GOLDEN BOUNTY (George Teo) Richard Hannon 3-9-08 Richard Hughes [1]
13. SAFRANINE (Caron Stokell) Ann Stokell 5-9-04 Fran Ferris [10]

13 ran
Breeder: D R Brotherton Breeding: Clantime - Indigo
Distances: .5, 1, 1 1/4, sh, 3/4, .5, 1, 3/4, .5, 5, 4, 5 Time: 58.29s
Totes: Win: £3.70 Places: £1.70, £2.10, £1.90 Exacta: £41.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Ramsden, Lynda Date of Birth: 1/10/49 Date of first licence: n/a (trained on Isle Of Man prior to 1986) Previous occupation: Racing secretary to Tim Hollowell, served with John Sutcliffe. Wins in 2001: 10 Major wins: Chester Cup (1990 Travelling Light, 1995 & 97 Top Cees), Gimcrack Stakes (1994 Chilly Billy), Lincoln Handicap (1993 High Premium), Number of horses in training (1988-2002):22:35:45:58:49:43:51:68:61:56:-:-:45:38 Trains at Breckenbrough House, Sandhutton, Thirsk.

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, ItalyFirst winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Classic wins; (9) Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); Rothmans Royals St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Ascot Gold Cup (1992, 1993 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara), St James's Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra), Breeders' Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami),Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Fillies' Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr); Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Breeders' Cup Turf (1999 Daylami), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel); Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium); Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir, 2001 Noverre), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera); Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara); Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Predominate Stakes (2000 Roscius), Duke of York Stakes (2000 Lend A Hand), Yorkshire Cup (2000 Kayf Tara), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Royal Lodge Stakes (2000 Atlantis Prince), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Sagaro Stakes (2002 Give Notice), Prince of Wales's Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1999 Kayf Tara), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Gimcrack Stakes (2002 Country Reel), Winter Hill Stakes (2002 Naheef) Wins in a season (1987-2001): 8,22,75, 141,94,101,149,233*,217*,123,176,132,132,47,94 *Champion jockey Wins This Season: 56


Class C, £12,000 added, for 3yo+ rated 0-95, 7f. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after August 31, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty values: 1st: £9,750; 2nd: £3,000; 3rd: £1,500; 4th: £750

1. BIRJAND (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-04 Philip Robinson [20] 8/1
2. DECEITFUL (Waterline Racing Club) David Evans 4-9-09 Fran Ferris (5) [12] 7/1 jf
3. SEA STORM (Maurice Chapman) Roger Fisher 4-9-05 Darryll Holland [9] 7/1 jf
4. DEFINITE GUEST (John Guest) George Margarson 4-9-01 Jamie Mackay [16] 16/1
5 IDLE POWER (The Dreamers) Peter Harris 4-9-08 Eddie Ahern [11]
6. JELBA (The Jelba Partnership) Nick Littmoden v4-8-12 Ian Mongan [19]
7. BON AMI (Dean Ivory) Dean Ivory 6-9-02 Richard Quinn [1]
8. PAYS D'AMOUR (Mrs M Bird) Richard Hannon 5-8-12 George Duffield [17]
9. J R STEVENSON (Claret & Blue Army) Michael Wigham 6-9-11 Francis Norton [2]
10. TUMBLEWEED CHARM (The Eighth Tumbleweed Partnership) Brian Meehan 3-9-12 Pat Eddery [18]
11. GOLDEN SPECTRUM (George Teo) Richard Hannon 3-9-05 Richard Hughes [21]
12. STARBECK (Www.Clarendon Racing.Com) James Bethell 4-9-05 Kieren Fallon [4]
13. AMARANTH (M Gleason) Declan Carroll t6-8-13 O Kelly (7) [5]
14. INDIAN PLUME (E & S Racing) Terry Mills 6-9-05 Robert Miles (7) [6]
15. YORKIES BOY (Mrs M Beddis) James Given 7-9-10 Michael Fenton [14]
16. MISTER MAL (Andrea Mallinson) Richard Fahey 6-8-12 Paul Hanagan [7]
17. PLATINUM DUKE (Platinum Racing Club Ltd) Kevin Ryan 3-9-10 John Carroll [3]
18. RAGAMUFFIN (Jennifer Pallister) Tim Easterby 4-9-04 Ted Durcan [13]
19. ASWAN (Apb Racing) Tim Etherington 4-9-07 Joe Fanning [8]
20. PROMISED (Paul Dixon) Nick Littmoden 4-9-04 Kevin Darley [15]
21 GAELIC STORM (H C Racing Club) Ian Emmerson 8-9-11 Keith Dalglesh [10]
22. LOVE YOU TOO (Mike Perkins) Dean Ivory v5-9-06 Martin Dwyer [22]

22 ran

Breeder: Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid al Maktoum Breeding: Green Desert - Belle Genius
Distances:1/2, sh, 1, 1, 1 3/4, .5, hd, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, .5, sh, 3/4, 2, .5, 2, sh, nk, 4, 1 .5, dist, dist Time: 1m 24.59s
Totes: Win: £10.70 Places: £3, £1.60, £2.30, £9.60 Exacta: £64.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Jarvis, Michael Andrew Born: Lewes, 14/8/1938 Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Son of jump jockey Andrew Jarvis, worked for Bob Turnell and Ryan Price, rode 3 winners as National Hunt jockey, head lad to Towser Gosden for 6 years, head lad to Gordon Smyth for 2 years, private trainer to David Robinson for 8 years.Wins in a season (1991-2001): 24:28:21:15:18:20:17:19:35:38:56 Number of horses in training (1991-2002): 59: 46: 39: 39: 43: 36: 45: 66: 61:73:95:106 British Classic Wins: Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (2001 Ameerat) Major wins include: French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House), Italian Derby (1989 Prorutori, 2001 Morshdi), Premio Parioli (1984 Southern Arrow), 1989 Italian St Leger (Sierra Star), July Cup (1968 So Blessed, 1969 Tudor Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1968 Flying Legs, 1973 Bitty Girl), Haydock Sprint Cup (1969 Tudor Music, 1971 Green God, 1984 Petong), Racing Post Trophy (1980 Beldale Flutter), Juddmonte International (1981 Beldale Flutter), Coronation Cup (1982 Easter Sun), Premio Presidente Della Repubblica (1985 Bob Back) Trains at: Kremlin House, Newmarket, Suffolk Wins this season: 40

Winning jockey:-Name: Robinson, Philip Peter. Born: 10/1/61 in Newmarket Apprenticeship: With father, Peter Robinson. First winner: Busting (Yarmouth, June 14, 1978) Classic wins: (6) Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles; 2001 Ameerat); St Leger (1993 Bob's Return); German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), French Derby (2000 Holding Court) Other major wins include: Coronation Stakes (1984 Katies, 2000 Crimplene); Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene) Great Voltigeur Stakes (1993 Bob's Return) Wins (1992-2001): 52,52,50,41,31,0,28,53,57,47 Wins this year: 37


Panel: Christopher Hodgson (Chairman), Stephen Webb and Nicholas Wrigley

Neil Callan

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 12th September 2002, considered an appeal lodged by N Callan, the rider of INDIAN SHORES, placed fourth in the Standard Fireworks Maiden Stakes, against the decision of the Stewards at Thirsk following an enquiry on 7th September 2002 to find him guilty of irresponsible riding of a major nature and to suspend him from riding for ten days.

The Committee heard evidence from Callan and Fergal Lynch, the rider of MYSTICAL CHARM (IRE), unplaced. It also viewed video recordings of the race.

The Committee found that INDIAN SHORES had interfered with MYSTICAL CHARM (IRE) who in turn interfered with MONTEZ (USA) ridden by Shane Kelly, unplaced, two and a half furlongs out. The Committee attributed the cause of the interference to Callan and that this was due to irresponsible riding.

The Committee was of the opinion that Callan had made a manoeuvre to the rail when it should have been obvious to him that interference would be the result.

The Committee did not consider that Callan's explanation that his horse was running away, took the gap of her own accord that he had therefore not carried out a manoeuvre, was borne out by the video evidence.

The Committee considered that the interference was of a major nature and confirmed the placings of WOOLFE fourth and INDIAN SHORES last.

It upheld the appeal in part and suspended him from riding for 8 days, from Monday 16th September to Tuesday 24th September on days on which flat racing is scheduled to take place. The Committee ordered the deposit money to be returned.

Shane Kelly

The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club, on 12th September 2002, held an enquiry to establish whether or not Shane Kelly, the rider of MISS DAMASK, had committed a breach of Rule 153(iii) of the Rules of Racing, in the light of Jockey Club Instruction H9 headed 'Use of the Whip', concerning his use of the whip when riding in the Numerica Handicap Stakes (Div I) at Salisbury on 5th September 2002. This matter was referred to the Stewards of the Jockey Club by the Salisbury Stewards following their enquiry of the same day.

The Committee considered evidence from Kelly. It also viewed video recordings of the race and photographs of the filly taken by the Veterinary Officer shortly after the race.

The Committee accepted an admission from Kelly that he was guilty of improper riding and in breach of Jockey Club Instruction H9 headed 'Use of the Whip' in that he used his whip with excessive force and to the extent of causing injury.

The Committee suspended Kelly for 10 days from Friday 20th September to Sunday 29th September on days on which flat racing is scheduled to take place and instructed him to attend a day at the British Racing School on a date to be arranged.

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