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Friday, September 13, 2002



LADBROKES PRICES FOR DONCASTER TOMORROW




2-55 Doncaster - Porcelanosa Rated Stakes, 1m

12/1 BOUNCING BOWDLER
5/1 VICIOUS KNIGHT
9/2 CALCUTTA
16/1 ZARIN
40/1 SHARMY
9/2 NASHAAB
6/1 MUCHEA
3/1 ELJOHAR
33/1 INVADER
6/1 PASSING GLANCE

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

3-35 Doncaster - Rothmans Royal St Leger, 1m 6 f

5/2 BALAKHERI
7/4 BANDARI
50/1 BLACK SAM BELLAMY
8/1 BOLLIN ERIC
18/1 FIRST CHARTER
9/1 HIGHEST
9/1 MAMOOL
9/1 MR DINOS
50/1 NYSAEAN
9/1 SHOLOKHOV

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

4-10 Doncaster - ladbrokes.com Handicap, 1m 2 f,

8/1 SALTRIO
14/1 ROBANDELA
7/1 FAR LANE
14/1 DON FERNANDO
8/1 RING OF DESTINY
18/1 LERMONTOV
12/1 FREE OPTION
16/1 PINCHINCHA
8/1 DREAM MAGIC
16/1 TROUBLE MOUNTAIN
14/1 STYLE DANCER
16/1 VICIOUS WARRIOR
6/1 MOVING EXPERIENCE
14/1 PAGAN SKY
33/1 QUIET TRAVELLER
12/1 BANDLER CHING
40/1 MCGILLYCUDDY REEKS
40/1 SCENIC LADY

Each Way: 1/4 Odds 1-2-3-4



JOCKEY CLUB COMMENT ON BBC COURT ACTION




Commenting on the outcome of the BBC's court action, Christopher Foster, Executive Director of The Jockey Club said:

"The Jockey Club has never wished to stand in the way of the BBC making a programme about criminal activity in racing and the effectiveness of The Jockey Club as Regulator. We believe that our role should be open to scrutiny provided that scrutiny is fair and balanced.

"However it is also our duty to preserve the confidence of secret intelligence documents, disclosure of which might have made us less effective in carrying out our Regulatory role. The documents at the centre of our dispute with the BBC mostly contain no more than intelligence information which falls well short of being legally admissible hard evidence of wrongdoing.


"The documents came into the hands of the BBC through breach of contract by former Head of Security, Roger Buffham. His employment with The Jockey Club was terminated in September 2001 following a hearing into allegations of gross misconduct. As part of a settlement, he agreed to return all Jockey Club material in his possession and not to disclose any confidential information arising from investigations carried out by our Security Department.


"Mr Buffham has broken that legal agreement. In May, he admitted that he had retained a substantial number of confidential documents and had made these available to sections of the media. The intelligence in some of these documents was secret and sensitive. Its public disclosure potentially could have compromised on-going investigations as well as hampering The Jockey Club's ability to regulate racing. As a result The Jockey Club obtained an order from the Courts against Mr Buffham to enforce the terms of its settlement agreement.


"The Jockey Club has already agreed that the BBC may use some of the documents, as the information in them was already substantially in the public domain. Following a further court hearing instigated by the BBC, a judge has accepted that The Jockey Club has legitimate reasons to maintain the privacy of its confidential documents. However, he has ruled that due to the need for freedom of expression and to illustrate their programme, certain parts of a limited number of other private documents taken by Mr Buffham may also be used by the BBC. We are deeply disappointed that parts of a few highly classified intelligence documents stolen by an ex-employee and now a paid consultant to the BBC are able to enter the public domain through a side-door.


However, after lengthy discussions with the BBC, resulting in the BBC providing us with important, detailed undertakings, we are satisfied that none of our sources of information ought to be put at any risk of disclosure. We remain confident that these developments ought not to be of concern to persons wishing to deal with our Security Department on a confidential basis."



GRAHAM BRADLEY ENQUIRY ADJOURNED




The Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club considered an application on 12th September 2002 from Graham Bradley's legal advisors that the enquiry into possible breaches of the Rules of Racing by him, which was scheduled for 18th, 19th and 20th September, be adjourned.

Having considered their reasons, the Committee granted an adjournment to 27th, 28th and 29th November and gave directions on the procedures to be followed by both parties.



ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER FESTIVAL
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
DONCASTER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2002

BANDARI GETS RINGING ENDORSEMENT

Bandari, who is aiming to be the first Northern trained winner of the Rothmans Royals St Leger for 29 years, received a big vote of confidence from Deirdre Johnston, wife of trainer Mark.


She said this morning: “Bandari is in very good form. He seems to have strengthened and improved, I hope, since York and Goodwood (his last two victories).


“So we are hoping that everything goes right on the day. It is very competitive and we always respect the other runners but I have to say that if he can run up to his best he must have a fantastic chance.


“It was very disheartening ( to hear of Barry Hills’ comments about this year’s St Leger). He hasn’t actually looked at Bandari’s form in particular.


“Bandari might have run one bad race in the Derby but he has won three other Group races this season and he has all the credentials to be as good a St Leger winner as some of the ones in the past.


“I think Balakheri will be the biggest danger. He has actually beaten the two other Michael Stoute horses in the past and, having watched him in the Irish Derby and at Ascot, he looks the sort to be progressive.”

Deirdre, who regularly rides the ante-post favourite at home, revealed that her husband is strenuously trying to get back to England from America, where he is attending the Keeneland Sales at Lexington, Kentucky, in time for the Rothmans Royals St Leger tomorrow.


She explained: “If there is any chance of him getting a flight, I think he is going to come home. He was supposed to come home on Monday but, as the week has gone by, and everybody has kept saying that everything is good and all set, he has become desperate to get home and be at Doncaster for the race.”

THE £1-MILLION ST LEGER DAY SCOOP6 GIVEAWAY - FIVE OF THE SIX LEGS AT DONCASTER

Last week’s Tote Scoop6 winner - an anonymous punter from Chatham in Kent - bids to add £154,000 to his £237,000 Scoop6 haul from last Saturday and become the richest-ever small-staking Scoop6 punter in the history of the bet.


The punter who placed his £24 bet in the local Coral shop has the chance to leapfrog to the top of the Scoop6 Hall of Fortune, and become the fourth small punter in as many years to land the Bonus fund spoils on St Leger day at Doncaster.


"St Leger day at Doncaster must be the unofficial 'National Scoop6 small-staking punters day,' " said Tote spokesman Jeremy Scott. "Should our anonymous punter continue the tradition and land the money tomorrow, it would take Scoop6 Bonus Prize fund payments on St Leger day to £1,036,000, of which nearly £600,000 has gone to small-staking punters. The total investment on that return is just £104!

"Airport firefighter Scot Matchett started the St Leger day winning sequence ball rolling for the small punters three years ago when his £8 stake earned him a total Scoop6 haul of £143,000, followed a year later by 'the Stag Party' collecting over £215,000. Last year policeman David Hicks took over the baton, landing the spoils and turning his £8 investment into £212,000.


"Cheering on the Bonus race selection along with last week’s winner will be the staff from the Coral shop where the bet was placed. The Coral shop team stand to win £5,000 as part of the Scoop6 shop incentive scheme should our man land the Bonus Prize fund money."

Tomorrow's Scoop6 Bonus race is the 4.10pm from Doncaster.


Saturdays Scoop6 races are:
leg 1 1.50 Doncaster GNER Conditions Stakes
leg 2 2.25 Doncaster Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes
leg 3 2.55 Doncaster Porcelanosa Rated stakes
leg 4 3.15 Curragh Jefferson Smurfit Memorial Irish St Leger
leg 5 3.35 Doncaster Rothmans Royals St Leger Stakes
leg 6 4.10 Doncaster ladbrokes.com Stakes

BEWARE FORGERIES

Forgeries of Doncaster day Members’ badges for tomorrow’s Rothmans Royals St Leger day are being offered in the Doncaster area and maybe further afield.


The Members’ Enclosure has been sold out for tomorrow since last weekend. If offered a Members’ badge, it is almost certain to be a forgery so beware.

All Members’ badges will be examined on entry tomorrow and the forgeries are easily identifiable.


ANOTHER EXCELLENT CROWD


Today’s crowd at Doncaster came to 11,200, 700 up on the attendance seen on the Friday last year.



TOTE UP
A LOT


Tote on course cash pool betting turnover came to £251,114 today, a 17.2% increase over the £214,193 bet on the corresponding day last year.



JOCKEYS FOR THE
THE 226th ROTHMANS
ROYALS ST LEGER AND BACKGROUND INFO


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).


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

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 Eddie Ahern

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 Jimmy Fortune

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

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 Richard Hughes

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


10 declared runners


THE 2002 ROTHMANS
ROYALS ST LEGER
BACKGROUND INFO


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.


Yesterday 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.

Today the final jockey arrangements have been made, with Aidan O’Brien booking Mick Kinane and Eddie Ahern for Sholokhov and Black Sam Bellamy respectively, and Richard Hughes linked with Richard Hannon’s Nysaean.

Prize money over the four-day meeting which started on Wednesday 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.



RECORD OF TRAINERS (SINCE 1980) OF 2002 ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER STAKES RUNNERS


Saeed bin Suroor (Mamool)
2001 6 Alunissage Ted Durcan 16/1
1999 1 MUTAFAWEQ Richard Hills 11/2
1999 3 ADAIR Olivier Peslier 9/1
1998 1 NEDAWI John Reid 5/2 F
1997 9 HALTARRA Frankie Dettori 16/1
1996 7 SHARAF KABEER Richard Quinn 11/1
1995 1 CLASSIC CLICHE Frankie Dettori 10/3 F

Paul Cole (Mr Dinos)
1997 5 WINDSOR CASTLE Richard Quinn 10/1
1991 5 FLY AWAY SOON Richard Quinn 7/1
1990 1 SNURGE Richard Quinn 7/2
1986 5 NISNAS Richard Quinn 11/2
1984 9 GET THE MESSAGE Richard Quinn 33/1

Tim Easterby (Bollin Eric)
No previous runners

Richard Hannon (Nysaean)
1992 6 ASSESSOR John Reid 14/1

Mark Johnston (Bandari)
2001 7 AND BEYOND Kevin Darley 10/1
2000 8 LITTLEPACEPADDOCKS Michael Hills 11/1
1995 10 JURAL Jason Weaver 7/1
1994 3 DOUBLE TRIGGER Jason Weaver 9/1

Aidan O’Brien IRE (Black Sam Bellamy,Sholokhov)
2001 1 MILAN Mick Kinane 13/8 F
2001 8 LIFE MATCH Jimmy Fortune 200/1
2001 9 SADDLER’S CREEK Paul Scallan 200/1
2001 PU MEDITERRANEAN Jamie Spencer 7/1
2000 7 ROSTROPROVICH George Duffield 33/1

Sir Michael Stoute (Balakheri, First Charter, Highest)
2000 2 AIR MARSHALL John Reid 3/1
2000 5 DALAMPOUR Pat Eddery 4/1
1999 7 ISCAN John Reid 13/2
1998 5 TA-LIM Richard Hills 7/1
1995 4 IN CAMERA Kevin Darley 33/1
1994 4 SACRAMENT Walter Swinburn 7/2
1993 4 SHAREEK Walter Swinburn 13/1
1991 2 SADDLERS' HALL John Reid 13/2
1990 2 HELLENIC Walter Swinburn 2/1 F
1988 4 ZAFFARAN Ray Cochrane 14/1
1986 3 UNTOLD Walter Swinburn 5/2 F
1984 5 SHERNAZAR Walter Swinburn 20/1
1983 8 DAZARI Walter Swinburn 8/1
1982 15 ELECTRIC Walter Swinburn 100/30 F
1981 4 SHERGAR Walter Swinburn 4/9 F


RECORD OF JOCKEYS (SINCE 1980) IN THE ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER STAKES


Eddie Ahern
2002 ? Black Sam Bellamy

Kevin Darley
2002 ? Bollin Eric
2001 7 AND BEYOND Mark Johnston 10/1
1998 9 ARDLEIGH CHARMER Chris Dwyer 150/1
1996 5 ST MAWES John Dunlop 8/1
1995 4 IN CAMERA Michael Stoute 33/1

Frankie Dettori
2002 ? Mamool
1997 9 HALTARRA Saeed bin Suroor 16/1
1996 1 SHANTOU John Gosden 8/1
1995 1 CLASSIC CLICHE Saeed bin Suroor 10/3 F
1993 7 SILVERDALE John Gosden 7/1
1992 3 BONNY SCOT Luca Cumani 5/2
1991 6 CORRUPT Neville Callaghan 13/2
1990 7 HAJADE Luca Cumani 9/1
1989 6 NC OWEN Luca Cumani 12/1

Pat Eddery
2002 ? Balakheri
2000 5 DALAMPOUR Sir Michael Stoute 4/1
1999 2 RAMRUMA Henry Cecil 10/11 F
1997 1 SILVER PATRIARCH John Dunlop 5/4 F
1996 2 DUSHYANTOR Henry Cecil 2/1 F
1995 7 KALABO Henry Cecil 11/2
1994 1 MOONAX Barry Hills 40/1
1993 2 ARMIGER Henry Cecil 4/1
1991 1 TOULON Andre Fabre FR 5/2 F
1990 5 GREAT MARQUESS Henry Cecil 11/1
1987 2 MOUNTAIN KINGDOM Clive Brittain 9/1
1986 1 MOON MADNESS John Dunlop 9/2
1980 4 SAVIOUR Jeremy Tree 8/1

Jimmy Fortune
2002 ? First Charter
2001 8 LIFE MATCH Aidan O’Brien IRE 200/1
1998 2 HIGH AND LOW Barry Hills 11/2
1997 8 POSEIDON Mick Channon 25/1

Richard Hills
2002 ? Bandari
1999 1 MUTAFAWEQ Saeed bin Suroor 11/2
1998 5 TA-LIM Sir Michael Stoute 7/1
1997 7 SHAYA Dick Hern 33/1
1996 6 WILAWANDER Barry Hills 16/1
1991 9 LIBK Tom Jones 25/1

Darryll Holland
2002 ? Highest
2000 11 KUWAIT TROOPER Gerard Butler 14/1

Richard Hughes
2002 ? Nysaen
2000 10 GOING GLOBAL Sean Woods 66/1
1998 6 DARK MOONDANCER Peter Chapple-Hyam 12/1
1995 6 ANCHOR CLEVER Paul Kelleway 16/1

Michael Kinane
2002 ? Sholokhov
2001 1 MILAN Aidan O’Brien IRE 13/8F

Richard Quinn
2002 ? Mr Dinos
2001 2 DEMOPHILOS Amanda Perrett 10/1
2000 1 MILLENARY John Dunlop 11/4F
1998 4 SADIAN John Dunlop 4/1
1997 5 WINDSOR CASTLE Paul Cole 10/1
1996 7 SHARAF KABEER Saeed bin Suroor 11/1
1993 6 AZZILFI John Dunlop 7/2
1991 5 FLY AWAY SOON Paul Cole 7/1
1990 1 SNURGE Paul Cole 7/2
1986 5 NISNAS Paul Cole 11/2
1984 9 GET THE MESSAGE Paul Cole 33/1


GOING NEWS AT 10 AM

The going for the third day of the Rothmans Royals St Leger Festival is

GOOD TO FIRM,

to which it was changed after racing yesterday.


“The forecast is for another dry day and there are no plans for any watering,” said clerk of the course Jonjo Sanderson.


PREVIEW OF TOMORROW’S ROTHMANS ROYALS ST LEGER

Bandari, trained by Mark Johnston for Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, will be bidding to become the first winner of the Rothmans Royals St Leger for 29 years trained in that county -- since Peleid in 1973 -- when he takes on nine rivals in the final classic of the British season at Doncaster tomorrow.


He will go into the race as a worthy favourite, having won three of his four starts this season -- the Derby Trial at Lingfield, the Peugeot Gordon Stakes at Goodwood and the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York -- with the only lapse in that fine record coming when he disappointed in the Vodafone Derby at Epsom.


Since then, though, his two successes at Goodwood and York have put that flop well behind him, and he showed an admirable attitude to the task when making all the running (very much his favoured tactics) when holding off Highest and Bollin Eric by a head and a neck at York last time.

Tomorrow’s trip of a mile and three-quarters will be uncharted territory for all three of those colts, and a number of people take the view that Bollin Eric, who was staying on really well at the finish of the Voltigeur, might be able to reverse the form with the two who beat him then.


His connections would not be averse to some rain to make the ground a bit easier, but they feel that he will be perfectly capable of showing his best form with the going as it is.


Before that fine York effort, Bollin Eric had been an unlucky third at Haydock and put up a brave fight against Balakheri in the King Edward V11 Stakes at Ascot. He has to improve on what he has achieved to reverse that form as well, but the longer distance could be a vital factor.


Before Highest was second at York, he had shown admirably consistent form at a lower level, winning two of his four starts and being second in the other two.


He is one of three runners in the race for Sir Michael Stoute -- Balakheri and First Charter are the others -- as the trainer tries to win the only classic which has so far eluded him.


Balakheri was somewhat disappointing in the Irish Derby when fifth behind High Chaparral and, though First Charter won the March Stakes at Goodwood last time, he was no match for Bandari in the Gordon and will have to excel himself to turn that form round.


Aidan O’Brien, who won the Rothmans Royals St Leger last year with Milan, has two runners this time -- Sholokhov and Black Sam Bellamy, and Shokolov looks much the better of that pair. Though he was only fourth after having acted as pacemaker for Hawk Wing in the Irish Champion Stakes last weekend, he had shown top level form before that when runner-up in the Irish Derby and the Eclipse.

Black Sam Bellamy is a full brother to last year’s dual Derby and King George winner Galileo, but has shown nothing like his brother’s ability.


There are no stamina doubts about Mamool and Mr Dinos, who were separated by half a length at the end of the two miles of Royal Ascot’s Queen’s Vase, when the runner-up’s connections felt Mr Dinos might have done better still if more use had been made of him.


Since then Mamool has disappointed in the Deutsches Derby at Hamburg, when connections reported that he lost his action in a patch of false ground in the very heavy terrain, but Mr Dinos has beaten all but the six-year-old Bangalore in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle and last time won a Group 11 race at Vichy over a mile and seven by more than ten lengths.


Nysaean, who completes the line-up, won a Listed race over a mile and a quarter at Deauville last month, but has ground to make up on Sholokhov
on Irish Derby form and would almost certainly prefer softer ground.



WINNING QUOTES RACE ONE
JOY UK CONDITIONS STAKES

OFF TO AUSTRALIA

Beekeeper confirmed his passage to Australia and the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November with a clear cut defeat of Vintage Premium in the opening Joy UK Conditions Stakes.


“He has rather surprised us here, as though he was certainly fit enough to run, we were far from certain that he was forward enough to win and he will certainly come on as a result of this. We did not expect him to win like that but his class saw him through,” said Godolphin’s Simon Crisford.


“He has had so many problems since he ran at Sandown that we have not really been able to train him properly, so that was a very pleasant surprise. He will start his quarantine on Monday and I expect he will run in the Caulfield Cup before Flemington; he will certainly have to have another run before the Melbourne Cup,” Crisford added.


Beekeeper, who has 8st 3lb in the big Australian handicap, is quoted at 16-1 (from 25-1) for that race, but Godolphin are going to find a different jockey for him as there is no chance of Frankie Dettori doing that weight.


On the question of whether Dettori will ride for Godolphin at the Breeders’ Cup or be on Grandera in the Cox Plate in Australia, Crisford said that there would be no decision about such plans until Godolphin know nearer the time what runners they will have at Arlington, but his comment that Grandera seems to go so well for Dettori may have given something of a hint.


Beekeeper, who was racing with a tongue strap for the first time, chased
Vintage Premium until taking up the running with three furlongs from home, and he then stayed on strongly to win by four lengths.


Looking ahead to Australia, Crisford added the cautionary note that Beekeper “is a bit fragile and maybe not tough enough for a race like that - he has not run very much - but he deserves to take his chance and that is what he will be doing.”



WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
TOTE EXACTA MALLARD HANDICAP


YOUNG BLADES AGAIN

Three-year-olds have dominated the Tote Exacta Mallard Handicap in recent years and they did so again when Total Turtle and Kasthari, the only two of their age in the race, dominated the finish. There were three lengths between them and five back to Harlestone Grey in third.



“We were pretty hopeful that he would win, though we did not expect him to do it quite like that,” said Bill Smith, who shares the winner with Mick Dudley.


Paul Cole’s travelling head lad, Chris Sharpe, was even more confident, though. “I know that he had beaten Kasthari by only a short head when they met at York last time, but our horse met a lot of trouble in running that day and I am not surprised that he won in the way he did,” he said.


The owners looked back a few years when they recalled the last winner they had had at Doncaster. “We used to have Brother of Iris with Mary Reveley and the last success we had here was when he beat Looks Like Trouble by 18 lengths,” they recalled. “He would have gone on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but he was injured and could not run.”

Chris Sharpe was also in optimistic mood about Mr Dinos in the Rothmans Royals St Leger tomorrow. “He is in very good form and we think he will run very well, though it is a very open race; he will certainly stay every yard of the trip,” he said.



WINNING QUOTES RACE THREE
ROTHMANS ROYALS CHAMPAGNE STAKES

ALMUSHAHAR IS GUINEAS FAVOURITE

Almushahar did all that was expected of him when he justified favouritism of 8-11 in the Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes and is now clear favourite for next year’s Sagitta 2,000 Guineas. He is at 8-1 (from 12-1) with the Tote and 10-1 (from 14-1) with Coral.


Even though he did not win by a wide margin, beating St Pancras by a length and a quarter, the way he overcame his problems in running delighted David Loder his trainer and Godolphin’s Simon Crisford.


“It was a bit tight at one time, the sort of moment when your palms start getting a bit sweaty, but you have to be pleased when you see him win the Champagne Stakes with his ears pricked and without having had a slap,” said Loder.


“I would think that the obvious race for him now would be the Dewhurst, and I think that next year he should certainly stay a mile and quarter. He is not really a natural two-year-old but he has so much ability, and you should bear in mind that this was only his second race.


“He has always been very special at home -- you look forward to work mornings when he is due out. I have nothing at home that can go with him. I did work him once with Dublin, who is to run in the National Stakes in Ireland on Sunday, but Dublin is very lazy at home and it was not a good idea for him. I have kept them apart since. He has now run twice on fast ground and Frankie (Dettori) says that it has not bothered him, but I have the feeling that he might be even better if the ground was a bit easier. I think he looks as good as Dubai Millennium did at this stage of his career.”

Simon Crisford was particularly pleased with the way in which Almushahar went through the narrow gap to extricate himself from trouble when he went to take the lead. “He did really well to go between horses like that, on only his second appearance, and he quickened up really well,” he enthused.


“The Dewhurst would seem the obvious race for him, though we shall have to talk to Sheikh Hamdan. He will have to be supplemented for it, as our policy is not to make early entries for the two-year-olds if we do not have to; there are so many we would be making a huge number of entries.”

Frankie Dettori said that Almushahar “is the one they will all have to beat. I think his optimum trip next year will turn out to be a mile and a quarter, though he has so much class that he could be just as good over a mile or a mile and a half.”

WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
AMOCO CORPORATION TROY STAKES

“JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED”

“That was just what the doctor ordered for tomorrow,” said Deirdre Johnston after Systematic had made all the running to take the Amoco Corporation Troy Stakes by a length and a half from The Whistling Teal.


“He worked with Bandari (favourite for tomorrow’s Rothmans Royals St Leger) and Zinbadad on Tuesday,” Mrs Johnston related. “We like to do all our work on the bridle so that the horses enjoy it, but we went a good clip and it was a really good piece of work.


“That certainly makes us hopeful for tomorrow and we now just have to hope that Bandari will get the trip and all goes well for him in the race.


“I don’t know what plans we have for Systematic now. He has been improving all season as we have brought him up in grade. He was very unlucky in the Voltigeur when he got stuck in behind Bandari and couldn’t get into his stride in time, but even so he was not beaten very far. They had worked before that in a very similar style to how they did on Tuesday.


“Kevin (Darley, who was completing a double of just over 16-1 after his success on Total Turtle) explained the reason why Systematic hung to his right approaching the final furlong. He said that he was hanging away from the TV camera and wanted something to race with to keep him straight, so when The Whistling Teal came up alongside him that enabled him to keep in a straight line.”

Mrs Johnston added that her husband “has got the last seat on the flight from America so that he should be able to get here for the St Leger. That flight will take him to Dublin, and he will then have to catch a connection to bring him either to Manchester or Leeds/Bradford. If all goes well he could be at Leeds/Bradford at about 11am and he will come straight here.”

She also confirmed that Zindabad will run in the Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday week.



WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
DBS ST LEGER YEARLING STAKES

BIG PRIZE FOR FIRST TIME OWNERS

John and Julie Gavin joined the ranks of owners for the first time when they paid 11,000gns for Fleetwood Bay and picked up Ù27,000 when their colt made just about all the running in the DBS St Leger Yearling Stakes and held on by a short head from Queen of Night.


“I had been praying that all the horses in the first division of the race would stay healthy, because he was the fourth reserve for that race and I did not want to have to run him against Coconut Penang,” said their trainer Rod Millman.


“Fleetwood Bay is a good, tough horse, but he is not in the same class as Coconut Penang and I did not think he would be good enough in the top race.


“I was also praying for rain all week for this colt as I feared that six furlongs on fast ground would be too sharp for him, but happily it has all turned out well in the end.”

At which point John Gavin chipped in by saying: “it should be put on record that the trainer said he would not win today !”, but he then admitted that he had had a small bet on his winner, who was returned at 25-1.


“Steve Drowne has been having a cracking season and rode a super race on him,” Millman added, “but I feel sorry for Robert Havlin. Robert rides the not so good horses and being on this fellow is his reward for doing that, but unfortunately he was claimed yesterday to go and ride one of Robert Sangster’s for John Gosden at Goodwood.


“John came to me last year and asked me to buy a horse. At the time there were only a couple of sales left, but I happened to have this colt in stock and let John have him for what I had paid.


“I expect he will have a go in a nursery or two before the end of the season and I hope he will do well over seven furlongs and a mile next year.”


WINNING QUOTES RACE SIX
CPL INDUSTRIES CHALLENGE TROPHY

DROWNE DOUBLES UP


Steve Drowne went on to a 161-1 double when he followed Fleetwood Bay’s success by taking the CPL Industries Challenge Trophy on Tikkun, who was running for the first time in more than a year.


In contrast to his first winner, who made all, he came from well off the pace on the grey, who was too good for the front-running favourite Mineshaft inside the final furlong and won by two lengths.


“I was very, very pleased with that,” said his trainer Roger Charlton. “He had a serious problem with his off fore foot in the spring, when we were toying with the idea of running him in the Guineas.


“But the sole of his foot almost disappeared and we sent him up to Newmarket for the best veterinary and blacksmith treatment on it. He has been back with me only since July 10 and the first amibtion was to get him through this race.


“When he won his maiden last year he made all over six furlongs, but he is bred to be a mile and a half horse at least -- he comes from the same family as Moon Madness and Ragstone --, and I told Steve that it was imperative that he learned to settle.


“They crawled up front, but Steve got him to settle and to come and win like that off such a slow pace was a very good effort.


“I haven’t any plans for him for the rest of this season, but he will definitely be in training next year. The foot problem seems to be completely behind him now.”



WINNING QUOTES RACE SEVEN
COALITES SMOKELESS FUELS HANDICAP

MAYBE SUNDAY FOR THE CLOUDS

Beyond The Clouds came fast and late to defy top weight in the closing handicap sprint, catching fast starting Get Stuck In well inside the final furlong to win by a neck.


And he may be out again at Sandown on Sunday. “He is in a classified stakes there -- we have to declare on Friday for Sunday racing -- and we will see how he is after this,” said his trainer John Wainwright.


“He was hanging a bit there and it looks as if he may have cut his mouth, but I hope he will be able to run there.


“He was drawn on the wrong side at Haydock on Saturday, but he was on the right side this time and he has done it well.


“It has been quite a good season for us. That is my ninth winner and it is easy with sprinters. I had ten winners last year and nine of them were over five or six furlongs.


“This fellow was not quite right in the summer but he has found his form now.”


BETTING NEWS


Although Almushahar is certain to go off as a hot favourite for the Rothmans Royals Champagne Stakes (2.50) this afternoon, there are plenty of people prepared to take him on and there has been good support in the offices this morning for two of his rivals.


The Tote and William Hill have had money for Hilbre Island, who has been cut to 12-1 by both firms. Hills have trimmed him from 16-1 and the Tote have almost halved his price from the opening 20-1.


Coral, who report the favourite as very steady at 10-11, have seen keen each way interest in Wizard of Noz, who has been cut from 12-1 to 10-1.


Total Turtle has been in demand in the Tote Exacta Mallard Handicap (2.15) and is at 100-30 from 4-1 with Hills and at 7-2 from 9-2 with Coral.



FIRST RACE RESULT
1.40pm JOY UK CONDITIONS STAKES

Class B, £20,000 guaranteed, for 3-5yo which have not won a Pattern race in 2002, 1m 2½f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 4lb; 4yo & 5yo colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2002, each Class D race won 2lb; for each Class C race won 4lb; for each Class A or B race won 6lb; additionally, a winner of a Group One race or Group Two race at any other time (races won at 2yo excepted) 6lb (handicaps excluded for the purposes of penalties) (penalties cumulative & maximum penalty 12lb). Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £13,000; 2nd: £4,000; 3rd: £2,000; 4th: £1,000

1. BEEKEEPER (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t4-9-02 Frankie Dettori [2] 7/2
2. VINTAGE PREMIUM (J C Parsons) Richard Fahey 5-9-02 Paul Hanagan [4] 5/2 F
3. ARABIE (Newgate Stud) Henry Cecil 4-9-02 Richard Quinn [1]
4. FLAT SPIN (Wafic Said) John Dunlop v3-9-01 Pat Eddery [3]
5. HATHAAL (Hamdan al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute v3-8-13 Willie Supple [5]
6. EXPLODE (Lynn Siddall) Lynn Siddall 5-9-02 Richard Hughes [6]

6 ran Breeder: Mrs M Burrell Breeding: b c Rainbow Quest - Chief Bee
Distances: 4, 1.5, 1 3/4, 3, 4 Time: 2m 10.04s
Totes: Win: £3.20 Places: £1.70, £1.60 Exacta: £9.60

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed. Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. Classic wins: (8) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Rothmans Royals St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), French 2000 Guineas (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre); Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee); Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami); Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 Halling), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross; 2000 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Alajabr), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1998 Sea Wave), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr) Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Predominate Stakes (2000 Roscius), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Duke of York Stakes (2000 Lend A Hand), Yorkshire Cup (2000 Kayf Tara, 2001 Marienbard), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1999 Kayf Tara), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Winter Hill Stakes (2002 Naheef) Wins in a season (1995-2001) 14:48:41:38:41:17:24 Wins this season:17 Other details: Champion trainer 1996;1999 Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the Sagitta 1000 Guineas.


Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) 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: 57


SECOND RACE RESULT

2.15pm TOTE EXACTA MALLARD HANDICAP
Class B, Showcase Handicap £30,000 added, for 3yo+ rated 0-105, 1m 6.5f. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after August 31, a winner of a Class D to G race 4lb; of a Class A to C race 7lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 12lb. Penalty values: 1st: £22,620; 2nd: £6,960; 3rd: £3,480; 4th: £1,740

1. TOTAL TURTLE (W J Smith & M D Dudley) Paul Cole 3-8-04 Kevin Darley [3] 100/30
2. KASTHARI (H H Aga Khan) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-09 Johnny Murtagh [9] 9/4F
3. HARLESTONE GREY (John Dunlop) John Dunlop 4-9-12 Pat Eddery [2] 13/2
4. RANVILLE (K G Powter) Michael Jarvis 4-9-08 Philip Robinson [6]
5. MESMERIC (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 4-9-13 Steve Drowne [8]
6. FIRST BALLOT (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 6-9-11 Darryll Holland [1]
7. MANA D'ARGENT (Daniel Couper) Mark Johnston 5-9-04 Keith Dalgleish [7]
8. TAMING (Oakview Racing) Venetia Williams 6-8-02 Paul Hanagan [4]
9. PRAIRIE FALCON (Penny Hills) Barry Hills 8-8-07 Michael Hills [5]

9 ran
Breeder: Kilfrush Stud Breeding: Turtle Island Chagrin d’Amour
Distances: 3, 5, 1, 2, hd, 14, 9, dist Time: 3m 5.23s
Totes: Win: £3.70 Places: £1.20, £1.10, £2.20 Exacta: £6.60


Winning trainer:-Name Cole, Paul Frederick Irvine Date of birth: 11/9/41 Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Richmond Sturdy & George Todd Classic win: (1) Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous) Major wins include: Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous), Italian Derby (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star), King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), Pertemps St Leger (1990 Snurge), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Italian Oaks (1993 Bright Generation), Queen Mary Stakes (1996 Dance Parade), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1991 & 1992 Ruby Tiger), Premio Legnano (1993 Ruby Tiger), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum), Grand Prix de Deauville (1993 Snurge), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lincoln Handicap (1997 Kuala Lipis, 2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello) Wins in a season (1984-2001):61:54: 64:55:43:51:53:73:86:67:69:77:74:60:64:76:51:56 Horses in training (1985-2002): 84,107,112,120,120,117,105,131,136,157,129,140,141,134,118:117:111:114 Trains at Whatcombe,Wantage, Oxfordshire Other details: Champion trainer 1991 Wins this season: 46

Winning jockey:-Name: Darley, Kevin Paul. Born: Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 5/8/60 Apprenticeship: 1976 with Reg Hollinshead. First winner: Dust Up (Haydock 5/8/77) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) Wins 1991-01: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 118; 155; 162 Wins this season: 90 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000






THIRD RACE RESULT
2.50pm ROTHMANS ROYALS CHAMPAGNE STAKES
Class A, Group Two, £120,000 guaranteed, for 2yo colts & geldings only, 7f. Weights 8st 10lb. Penalties: a winner of a Pattern race 4lb. Penalty values: 1st: £86,400; 2nd: £33,120; 3rd: £16,560; 4th: £7,920

1. ALMUSHAHAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) David Loder 2-8-10 Frankie Dettori [8] 8/11 F
2. ST PANCRAS (Michael Hill) Neville Callaghan 2-8-10 Kevin Darley [2] 25/1
3. WIZARD OF NOZ (C Fox & J Wright) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-10 Shane Kelly [10] 10/1
4. SALCOMBE (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-8-10 Richard Hughes [6]
5. INDIAN HAVEN (Fountain Racing) Paul D'Arcy 2-8-10 Johnny Murtagh [3]
6. HILBRE ISLAND (E H Johes (Paints) Ltd) Brian Meehan 2-8-10 Pat Eddery [11]
7. CHECKIT (Tim Corby) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Steve Drowne [7]
8. WEAVERS PRIDE (Harrison, Bonnycastle, Hanson, Morton) Barry Hills 2-8-10 Michael Hills [4]
9. PUMA (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Dane O'Neill [1]
10. SUMMERLAND (Robert Sangster & Sue Magnier) John Gosden 2-8-10 Jimmy Fortune [5]
11. GARROS (Abdullah Saeed Beelhab) Mark Johnston 2-8-10 Keith Dalgleish [9]

11 ran Breeder: Gainsborough Farm LLC Breeding: b c Silver Hawk - Sayyedati
Distances: 1 1/4, .5, 1, nk, hd, nk, hd, hd, 1 3/4, 6 Time: 1m 24.15s
Totes: Win: £1.70 Places: £1.10, £5.50, £2 Exacta: £31.90

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed. Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. Classic wins: (8) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Rothmans Royals St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), French 2000 Guineas (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre); Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee); Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami); Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 Halling), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross; 2000 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Alajabr), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1998 Sea Wave), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr) Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Predominate Stakes (2000 Roscius), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Duke of York Stakes (2000 Lend A Hand), Yorkshire Cup (2000 Kayf Tara, 2001 Marienbard), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1999 Kayf Tara), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Winter Hill Stakes (2002 Naheef) Wins in a season (1995-2001) 14:48:41:38:41:17:24 Wins this season:18 Other details: Champion trainer 1996;1999 Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the Sagitta 1000 Guineas.


Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) 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: 58


FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.25pm AMCO CORPORATION TROY STAKES

Class A, Listed Race, £26,500 added, for 3yo+ which have not won a Group One or Group Two Pattern race in 2002. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 6lb; fillies 8st 1lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 10lb. Penalties: in 2002, a winner of a Listed race 5lb; of a Group Three race 8lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty values: 1st: £18,443.75; 2nd: £5,675; 3rd: £2,837.50; 4th: £1,418.75


1. SYSTEMATIC (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Kevin Darley [1] 3/1
2. THE WHISTLING TEAL (Mrs F A Veasey) Geoff Wragg 6-9-01 Darryll Holland [3] 7/1
3. STORMING HOME (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 4-9-01 Michael Hills [6] 13/8 F
4. GAMUT (Lord Weinstock) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-06 Pat Eddery [7]
5. HATHA ANNA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor v5-9-01 Frankie Dettori [5]
6. KAYSERI (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-8-06 Philip Robinson [2]
7. PROSPECTS OF GLORY (Luciana Moretti) Eoghan O'Neill 6-9-01 Eddie Ahern [4]

7 ran
Breeder:Gainsborough Stud Management Breeding: b c Rainbow Quest - Sensation
Distances: 1.5, 2, nk, .5, 5, 5 Time: 2m 30.73s
Totes: Win: £4 Places: £2 £2.20 Exacta: £18.50


Wining Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born:Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic win: (1) Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 Royal Rebel), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Peugeot Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari) Wins in a season (1987-2001): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116 Number of horses in training (1987-2002): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins this season: 107


Winning jockey:-Name: Darley, Kevin Paul. Born: Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 5/8/60 Apprenticeship: 1976 with Reg Hollinshead. First winner: Dust Up (Haydock 5/8/77) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) Wins 1991-01: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 118; 155; 162 Wins this season: 91 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000


FIFTH RACE RESULT

3.55pm DBS ST LEGER YEARLING STAKES
Class B, £40,000 guaranteed, for 2yo which were declared to run, but were eliminated at the overnight stage from the 2002 £200,000 St Leger Yearling Stakes (entry limited to the first 22 horses ,eliminated from that race), 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class C race 3lb; of a Listed or Class B race 5lb; of any Pattern race 7lb (nursery handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties). Penalty values: 1st: £27,000; 2nd: £10,800; 3rd: £5,400; 4th: £2,700; 5th: £1,350; 6th: £1,350

1. FLEETWOOD BAY (Julie Gavin) Rod Millman 2-8-11 Steve Drowne [16] 25/1
2. QUEEN OF NIGHT (Timothy Cox) David Barron 2-8-06 Gavin Faulkner [19] 10/1
3. DANEHILL STROLLER (The Classic Strollers Partnership) Ralph Beckett 2-8-11 Fergus Sweeney [13] 20/1
4. LITTLE MALVERN (Tweenhills Racing (Limbury Syndicate)) Ralph Beckett 2-8-06 Paul Hanagan [11]
5. ROMAN MISTRESS (W Ponsonby) Tim Easterby b2-8-06 Kevin Darley [17] 3/1 F
6. AIMEE'S DELIGHT (Derek Hilton) James Given 2-8-06 Michael Fenton [14]
7. HELMS DEEP (Susan Roy) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Pat Eddery [7]
8. MONTE MAYOR LAD (Mrs E Haydn Jones) Derek Haydn Jones 2-8-11 Richard Quinn [20]
9. DAZZLING BAY (Ghmw Racing) Tim Easterby 2-8-11 Willie Supple [18]
10. NIGHT GAMES (Racing For Gold) Alec Stewart 2-8-06 Royston Ffrench [15]
11. MAJESTIC TIMES (Times Of Wigan) Tim Easterby 2-8-11 Robert Winston [4]
12. SEAFIELD TOWERS (Alex Penman Builders Ltd) Linda Perratt 2-8-11 John Carroll [8]
13. BOND PLAYBOY (Reg Bond) Bryan Smart 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [2]
14. OBE ONE (Comtake-Welding Engineering Specialists) Alan Berry 2-8-11 Francis Norton [1]
15. HEY PRESTO (The Beechdown Flyers) Clive Cox 2-8-11 George Duffield [3]
16. CHEROKEE BAY (P D Racing) Paul D'Arcy 2-8-06 Darryll Holland [21]
17. BLUES PRINCESS (The Courtiers) Clive Cox 2-8-06 Neil Pollard [12]
18. EVENTUALLY (Speedlith Group) Richard Hannon t2-8-11 Richard Hughes [9]
19. MAGIC RED (P Axon) Mick Ryan v1 2-8-11 Philip Robinson [6]
20. BROS (Stall Donbros) Bruce Hellier (GER) 2-8-11 N Richter [10]
21 LEITRIM ROCK (Gallagher Equine Ltd) Brian Meehan b2-8-11 Shane Kelly [5]
22 FURNITURE FACTORS (B Bruce) Ronald Thompson 2-8-11Tyrone Williams [22]
22 ran

Breeder: John Wilkinson Bloodstock Breeding: b c Fleetwood - Caviar And Candy
Distances: sh, 3/4, 3/4, nk, hd, .5, sh, sh, nk, hd, nk, sh, nk, 1 1/4, 3.5, 1, 1, 1, hd, 3/4, 19. Time: 1m 12.47s
Totes: Win: £38.60 Places: £8.40, £4.40, £5.40 Exacta: £726.10


Winning trainer:- Name: Millman, Brian Roderick
Date of Birth: 25/5/57 Riding Career: Professional 1972-89; served apprenticeship with Reg Akehurst; 5 winners on Flat; freelance NH jockey from 1980 Date of first trainer’s licence: 1/11/89 Trains at The Paddocks, Kentisbeare, Cullompton, Devon Wins in a season (1993-2001): 6,6,3,6,11,12,18,29,21 Horses in training (1999-2002): 35, 44, 48, 60 Major wins: Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes (1997 Lord Kintyre), Miles Gosling Handicap Chase (1998 Kendal Cavalier) Wins this season: 18

Winning jockey:-Name: Drowne, Steven Born: December 10, 1971 Based at Hungerford, Berkshire. Stable Jockey to Mick Channon. Previously tutored at the British Racing School, a short period with Chuck Spares, and two years apiece with Richard Holder and Ron Hodges. Riding Weight: 8st 2lb First Winner: Sigwell’s Gold, Chepstow August 15, 1990 Winners (1995 to 2001): 25; 43; 57; 25; 36; 36; 80 First Royal Ascot Win: June 17, 1997, Ascot Stakes Handicap, Sea Freedom Royal Ascot Winners: (4) Ascot Stakes (Sea Freedom 1997); Coventry Stakes (C D Europe 2000); Golden Jubilee Stakes (Harmonic Way 2001); Queen Mary Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001) Seasonal Best: 80 winners last season Wins This Year: 68


SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.25pm CPL INDUSTRIES CHALLENGE TROPHY
Class C, Conditions Stakes, £12,000 guaranteed, for 3yo which have not won a Pattern race in 2002. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Penalties: in 2002, each Class D race won 3lb; for each Class C race won 5lb; for each Class A or B race won 7lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 14lb). Allowances: horses which have never run 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £7,800; 2nd: £2,400; 3rd: £1,200; 4th: £600

1. TIKKUN (Mountgrange Stud) Roger Charlton 3-8-11 Steve Drowne [4] 15/2
2. MINESHAFT (W Farish III) John Gosden 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [7] 11/8 F
3. FUNFAIR WANE (Jean Keegan) David Nicholls 3-8-11 Adrian Nicholls [3] 7/1
4. HO CHOI (Alan Guthrie) Linda Perratt 3-8-11 John Carroll [5]
5. MONTECASSINO ABBEY (Mrs Peter Harris) Peter Harris 3-9-00 Michael Fenton [8]
6. TROJAN PRINCESS (The Eclipse Partnership - 2) Geoff Wragg 3-8-06 Darryll Holland [1]
7. MUKLAH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-06 Willie Supple [2]
8. TEDSDALE MAC (Neville Bycroft) Neville Bycroft 3-8-11 Roddy Lappin [6]

8 ran
Breeder:Denis and Mrs Joan Brosnan Breeding: gr c Grand Lodge - Moon Festival
Distances: 2, 2.5, 2, 1, 1 3/4, 1.5, .5 Time 1m 38.72s:
Totes: Win: £10.20 Places: £1.80, £1.10, £1.80 Exacta: £21.60


Winning trainer:-Name Charlton, Roger John Born: Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, 18/1/50First winner: Deploy (Haydock, April 14, 1990) Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation: Amateur rider (three wins including 1969 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase on Pride Of kentucky), worked for Colin Davies, stockbroker, 1975-77 ran equine swimming pool in Lambourn, 1978-89 assistant to Jeremy Tree Classic win: (1) Vodafone Derby (1990 Quest For Fame) Other major wins include: French Derby (1990 Sanglamore), Prix d’Ispahan (1991 Sanglamore), Dante Stakes (1990 Sanglamore), Lancashire Oaks (1996 Spout), John Porter Stakes (1996 Spout), Prix de l’Opera (1994 Andromaque), Scottish Classic (1995 Baron Ferdinand), Hungerford Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Criterion Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Greenham Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Lingfield Derby Trial (1996 Mystic Knight), Sandown Mile (1997 Wixim), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1998 Tamarisk) Wins in a season (1990-2001):37:26:43:47:48:42:52:40:22:30:34:33 Number of horses in training (1990-2002):73:73:70: 79:93:109:104:110:96:70:75:84:76 Wins this season: 29

Winning jockey:-Name: Drowne, Steven Born: December 10, 1971 Based at Hungerford, Berkshire. Stable Jockey to Mick Channon. Previously tutored at the British Racing School, a short period with Chuck Spares, and two years apiece with Richard Holder and Ron Hodges. Riding Weight: 8st 2lb First Winner: Sigwell’s Gold, Chepstow August 15, 1990 Winners (1995 to 2001): 25; 43; 57; 25; 36; 36; 80 First Royal Ascot Win: June 17, 1997, Ascot Stakes Handicap, Sea Freedom Royal Ascot Winners: (4) Ascot Stakes (Sea Freedom 1997); Coventry Stakes (C D Europe 2000); Golden Jubilee Stakes (Harmonic Way 2001); Queen Mary Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001) Seasonal Best: 80 winners last season Wins This Year: 69



SEVENTH RACE RESULT

4.55pm COALITE SMOKELESS FUELS HANDICAP

Class D, £10,000 guaranteed, for 3yo+ rated 0-80 Penalties: after August 31, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 1lb. Penalty values: 1st: £6,500; 2nd: £2,000; 3rd: £1,000; 4th: £500

1. BEYOND THE CLOUDS (First Class Entertainment) John Wainwright 6-9-12 Robert Winston [20] 15/2
2. GET STUCK IN (David Sutherland) Linda Perratt 6-9-03 T Eaves (5) [16] 20/1
3. ABSENT FRIENDS (Jo Hardy) John Balding 5-9-09 J Edmunds [13] 10/1
4. SARREGO (M Pyle & Mrs T Pyle) Reg Hollinshead 3-9-07 Graham Gibbons [18] 20/1
5. RITA'S ROCK APE (Janet Pearce) Roy Brotherton 7- 9-08 Keith Dalgleish [17]
6. KANGARILLA ROAD (Manor Farm Stud (Rutland)) Lynda Ramsden 3-9-11 Paul Hanagan [7] 6/1 jf
7. BEYOND CALCULATION (Eddie Hayward) Milton Bradley 8-8-13 M Savage (7) [11]
8. PICCLED (The Pain & Heartache Partnership) Eric Alston 4-9-05 Michael Fenton [15]
9. PADDYWACK (T Redman) David Chapman b5-9-09 Tony Culhane [5]
10. TYPE ONE (Mrs A Petersen) Terry Mills 4-9-10 Pat Eddery [8]
11. TIME N TIME AGAIN (Springs Equestrian Ltd) Eric Alston 4-9-03 David Allan (5) [12]
12 PAX (David Nicholls) David Nicholls 5-9-11 Alex Greaves [10]
13. LEGAL SET (Platinum Racing Club Ltd) Karl Burke 6-9-05 Darren Williams (3) [14]
14. NIGHT FLIGHT (C Stevens) Richard Fahey 8-9-00 C Poste (7) [6]
15. SIR SANDROVITCH (W Moore & G Winton) Richard Fahey 6-9-03 George Duffield [22] 6/1 jf
16. HAWK (The Wayward Lads) David Nicholls 4-9-09 Adrian Nicholls [9]
17. TICK TOCK (Michael Mullineaux) Michael Mullineaux 5-8-12 Kirsty Mullineaux (7) [1]
18. FLY MORE (EddieHayward) Milton Bradley 5-9-05 Paul Fitzsimons [3]
19. GUNS BLAZING (J Fretwell) Derek Shaw 3-9-03 Willie Supple [2]
dnf AMBER'S BLUFF (Racing For Gold) Alec Stewart b3-9-07 Royston Ffrench [21]

20 ran non runners no2 JODEEKA & no 3 LADY PEKAN
Breeder: Mrs Jill M Harley Breeding: b g Midhish - Tongabezi
Distances: nk, 1, 1 .5, sh, nk, hd, nk, 3/4, 2, sh, 1 1/4, sh, hd, nk, nk, 1.5,, .5, 8. Time: 58.61
Totes: Win: £9.30 Places: £2.10, £5.40, £2.30, £4.90 Exacta: £348.70

Winning Trainer:- Name: John Wainwright Born: March 25, 1958 Based: Hanging Hill Farm, Kennythorpe, Malton, North Yorkshire Date of First Trainer’s Licence: November 1986 Background: Head man for David Garraton 1981-83 and assistant-trainer to Mel Brittain 1984-86. Rode 6 winners on the Flat from approximately 100 rides Wins this season: 9

Winning jockey:-Name: Winston, Robert Francis Career: Appointed stable jockey to Jack and Lynda Ramsden on their return to England in 2000.

Big Race Wins include: Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium)
Wins (1997-2001): 22,39,54,43,62 Wins this season: 41


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