Saturday, September 13, 2003
SEABISCUIT ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2003
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
DONCASTER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
SEABISCUIT ST LEGER WINNER - BRIAN BORU
b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Eva Luna (USA) (Alleged (USA))
Owner: Sue Magnier Trainer: Aidan O’Brien IRE
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Form: 121-30421 Jockey: Jamie Spencer
Brian Boru, named after the high king of Ireland, was born on March 16 and bred by Prince Khalid Abdulla’s Juddmonte Farms. The Sadler’s Wells colt, whose dam Eva Luna won the Group 3 Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster, began his career at the Curragh last June, with success in a seven-furlong maiden and his next appearance was in the Group 3 Beresford Stakes over a mile at the Curragh on September 13, when he went down by a head to Alamshar. Brian Boru’s final run of 2002 was a hugely impressive display in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy over a mile at Doncaster on October 26. He was not inconvenienced by the soft ground that day, proving a length and a quarter too good for stable companion Powerscourt. On his first run this season he finished two and a half lengths third to Alamshar and The Great Gatsby in the Group 2 Derrinstown Derby Trial at Leopardstown on May 11, but disappointed when only 16th behind Kris Kin in the Vodafone Derby. He was again slightly disappointing when six and a half lengths fourth to Alamshar in the Budweiser Irish Derby but returned to form at York on August 19 when failing by a neck to catch stablemate Powerscourt in the Group 2 Daily Telegraph Great Voltigeur Stakes. Today he was given a masterly ride by Jamie Spencer to strike late and decisively, claiming his first classic success and second victory at Doncaster.
Race Record: Starts: 8; 1st: 3; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £445,302
Few in the racing world can boast better connections than Sue Magnier. Not only is her husband John the most powerful man in the bloodstock world, she is a daughter of arguably the greatest 20th century trainer, Vincent O’Brien, and sister of another Derby winning trainer, David O’Brien, while another brother, Charles, is also a successful handler. In the 1970s John Magnier (born February 10, 1948), the son of a Co Cork dairy farmer and breeder, teamed up with Vincent O’Brien and owner Robert Sangster with the idea of buying potential stallions as yearlings. This they did with great success, counting Alleged, Caerleon, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler’s Wells and Storm Bird amongst those who were bought or bred and this provided the financial foundations for Coolmore Stud in Co Tipperary. Magnier, who also has a substantial stake in Manchester United with friend J P McManus, is in overall charge at Coolmore, which has huge offshoots in America and Australia, and is proprietor of Ballydoyle, the magnificent training base of Aidan O’Brien. With Sangster now racing mainly home-breds, Magnier found a new partner in the mid 1990s with whom to resume the search for potential stallions, former bookmaker Michael Tabor, who like the Coolmore boss spends the winter in Barbados. The Tabor/Magnier list of successes have been phenomenal. Entrepreneur, trained by Michael Stoute, took the 1997 Sagitta 2000 Guineas to provide a first British classic success, and the Magnier/Tabor partnership also won that season’s Irish equivalent and Irish Derby with Desert King. The duo have won the Vodafone Derby with High Chaparral (2002) and Galileo (2001) while Magnier has owned two winners of the Vodafone Oaks in partnership with school friend David Nagle’s wife Diane, Shahtoush (1998) and Imagine (2001). Other major wins include the 1998 Sagitta 2000 Guineas with King Of Kings, the 1999 French Derby, Irish Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe plus the 2000 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes with Montjeu and a run of five consecutive Group 1 successes in 2000 from Giant’s Causeway. In 2001, Galileo supplemented his Vodafone Derby win with successes in the Irish Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Milan landed the St Leger, Mozart become champion sprinter, and the owners totally dominated the two-year-old division, led by the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hero Johannesburg. Last season Sue Magnier campaigned Horse Of The Year and Sagitta 2000 Guineas hero Rock Of Gibraltar in partnership with Sir Alex Ferguson, while High Chaparral went on from his Vodafone Derby triumph to land the Irish equivalent at the Curragh and the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Arlington Park as well as taking this season’s Irish Champion Stakes. Sue Magnier’s silks have already been carried to one classic victory in 2003 as Yesterday, owned jointly with Roisin Henry, won the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Today there was a second Seabiscuit St Leger victory. Previous Seabiscuit St Leger Win: 2003 BRIAN BORU; 2001 MILAN
Aidan O’Brien IRE
Born in Wexford on October 16, 1969, Aidan Patrick O’Brien has been phenomenally successful in his relatively short training career. After a spell with Jim Bolger, he became assistant to his now wife, Anne-Marie, and her father Joe Crowley, before taking over the reins when granted a licence to train himself in 1993. His impact on the Flat was made with backing of the highest calibre in the shape of John Magnier and Coolmore, which offered the precocious O’Brien the use of Ballydoyle Stables, where the young trainer’s namesake and legendary Irish trainer Vincent O’Brien had enjoyed so much success. In 1997, in only his third season at the helm of the Tipperary yard, he confirmed his intentions on the Flat when winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas, the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. The following year, his first British classic runner, King Of Kings, won the Sagitta 2000 Guineas and the second, Shahtoush, finished runner-up in the following day’s Sagitta 1000 Guineas and went on to land the Vodafone Oaks a month later. The successes have since flowed in through the likes of Giant’s Causeway (five successive Group 1s in 2000), Second Empire, Saffron Walden, Stravinsky, Fasliyev and an embarrassment of riches two seasons ago season that yielded 23 Group 1 successes headed by the Vodafone Derby and the Irish Derby, as well as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, with Galileo. Other classic glory came via Imagine (Irish 1,000 Guineas and Vodafone Oaks), Black Minnaloushe (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Rose Gypsy (French 1,000 Guineas) and Milan (St Leger) while Mozart became champion sprinter and O’Brien totally dominated the two-year-old division and Johannesburg provided him with a first Breeders’ Cup success in the Juvenile at Belmont Park in October 2001. The Sagitta 1000 Guineas is the only British classic still to elude O’Brien, who was champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland last season, for the second year in succession. His yard was stuck down with a bout of coughing for part of last season, although he still enjoyed success for the remarkable Rock Of Gibraltar (the only horse to win seven Group 1 races in a row including the Sagitta 2000 Guineas) and also the dual Derby and Breeders’ Cup winner High Chaparral. His prowess on the Flat is matched by his achievements with his jumpers, which saw him crowned champion National Hunt trainer in Ireland for the first five seasons after he took out his licence in the 1993/4 campaign. He will forever be associated with the great Istabraq, winner of three Smurfit Champion Hurdles. Rock Of Gibraltar and Hawk Wing gave O’Brien a 1-2 in the 2002 Sagitta 2000 Guineas while Landseer provided Ballydoyle with yet another classic success when taking the French 2000 Guineas while High Chaparrral and Hawk Wing gave him the first and second in the 2002 Vodafone Derby. He already has one classic winner this season as Yesterday won the Irish 1,000 Guineas and gained a second one today with Brian Boru in the Sebiscuit St Leger at Doncaster. Seabiscuit St Leger Record: 2003 BRIAN BORU (WON), 2002 Sholokhov (8th); 2001 MILAN (WON), Life Match (8th), Saddler’s Creek (9th), Mediterranean (Pu); 2000 Rostropovich (7th).
Jamie Spencer, who was born on June 8, 1980, in Co Tipperary, is one of the brightest young riding talents around. He sprung to prominence by winning the 1998 Irish 1,000 Guineas on the Tommy Stack-trained Tarascon at the age of 17 when apprenticed to Liam Browne, through whose hands the likes of Mick Kinane, Mark Dwyer, Tommy Carmody and Stephen Craine had also passed. He rode his first winner on Huncheon Chance for Ian Ferguson at Downpatrick on May 11, 1996. Spencer’s father George, who died when his son was only 12, sent out the one-eyed Winning Fair to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in 1963 and the family home was a farm next to Edward O’Grady’s Ballynonty stable so there was a special poignancy when Spencer survived a stewards’ enquiry to take the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham last year on the O’Grady-trained Pizarro. Spencer was always more keen on riding than his studies when boarding at Kilkenny College and was best friends with James ‘Fozzie’ Stack, whose father Tommy trained Tarascon, and was brought over to Britain by the Stack family friend, Barney Curley, to ride Magic Combination to win over hurdles at Kempton in January, 1999. He began a two-year contract with Luca Cumani last year, winning that season’s Singapore Cup on Endless Hall in May and landing last year’s Irish 1,000 Guineas on Gossamer. He is also in the enviable position of riding for both the big two teams of Godolphin and Coolmore, coming a fast-finishing second on Hawk Wing in the Sagitta 2000 Guineas last year. His second ride in the Seabiscuit St Leger saw him victorious today on Brian Boru. Seabiscuit St Leger Record: 2003 BRIAN BORU (WON), 2001 Mediterranean (PU).
WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
SEABISCUIT ST LEGER STAKES
“That was a great ride. He just put him to sleep at the back. The plan had always been to drop him in because when he hits the front he sometimes does not do a lot.
“At one time we were not certain he stayed even a mile and a half, so we wanted to hold him up to get the trip here.
“When things weren’t going so well with the horses earlier in the season it was because I was changing things, not in a great big way, but just little things here and there, like the way they worked sometimes.
“The outline of horses changed through the year and you have to try to work out what is the best to do with everything.
“Just because one thing worked on one occasion it does not mean that it is necessarily the best thing to go, so that is why you make changes sometimes.
“This year some of the things which we did were not quite so good, so we shall not try them again next time.
“Like a lot of the horses, he had a break in midsummer and since he came back he has done really well.
“He is in all sorts of big races for the rest of the year including the Arc, and if things work out that way I shall be happy to run him against High Chaparral at Longchamp.
“We shall just have to see how he comes out of this race and I very much hope that he will stay in training next year. Because of his midsummer break he has not had that much of a busy season.
“I don’t think the rain that came here earlier in the week was any help to him. He can handle soft ground, but he is such a great mover that he is very happy with the ground
on top. It was pretty firm when he ran so well at York.
“I was always sure that he would win a big race as a three-year-old, but the way in which he is ridden he is almost bound to be unlucky sometimes.”
MORE ST LEGER QUOTES
“I want to dedicate this classic win to Kieran Kelly, the jump jockey who was killed at Kilbeggan a few weeks ago. He was a classic fellow.
“Aidan has always said that I can ride him as seems best at the time.I wanted to drop him in, though I did not have any special plan to be last.
“But they went a decent gallop and I was quite happy where I was. I did not want to get there too soon because he sometimes thinks he has done enough when he gets to the front.
“He came there travelling very well and in spite of what some people have said I have never doubted him. It was very firm for the Irish Derby, even though the official description was good, and if it had not been as firm as it was I think he would probably have been third rather than fourth.
“It was also plenty firm enough for him at York, and I have no doubt that he can win a Group 1 race over a mile and a half. He has plenty of speed.”
FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
SEABISCUIT ST LEGER (GROUP 1)
TREGONING JUST MISSES CLASSIC ACCOLADES
High Accolade failed by a length and a quarter to give trainer Marcus Tregoning a first classic success when losing out to Brian Boru in the Seabiscuit St Leger.
“Martin (Dwyer) knows the horse well and kept him interested,” said Tregoning. “I’m sure he goes better with a visor, he might just have got a bit too lit up in the parade before the race.
“We were beaten by a better horse but I have to be thrilled with that. He’s had a long year and more than earned his keep but will definitely be back next year.
“It’s been an unfortunate day as Priors Lodge got murdered at Goodwood a bit earlier.”
Dwyer added: “He’s a bit of a character but has loads of ability. He was never really travelling but I persevered and he came home well in the end.”
Trainer Andrew Balding was clearly disappointed that third-placed Phoenix Reach did not land the spoils. “He had a pretty hard race but I’m very happy with him,” said Balding. “He’ll make a four-year-old and there’s nothing obvious for him now so we could put him away.”
Mark Weld, representing his father Dermot, has delighted with Maharib’s performance to finish fourth. He said: “It was a big, big run and a lot of the press underestimated this horse before the race. I thought the Leger double (with Vinnie Roe who won the Irish equivalent) was on the cards two out.
“Where he goes next I’m not sure, I’ll leave that to my father and Sheikh Hamdan to decide.”
Maharib’s rider Richard Hills added: “He ran a great race but is still maturing, he’s still a baby. He is going to progress to be a really good horse next year.”
MORE JOCKEYS ON THE SEABISCUIT ST LEGER
Darryll Holland (third on Phoenix Reach) said: “He ran really well, just showing a bit of inexperience. He raced a bit hot and cold in the race. But he came home well and has not had many miles on the clock.”
Seb Sanders (fifth on Moments Of Joy) said: “She ran to the two-furlong market very easily and then she seemed to get a little bit tired. The colts are probably a wee bit stronger than her - but she still ran well.”
Philip Robinson (sixth on Santando) said: “He’s run a cracker and has definitely run up to his best and that was probably his best form. He stayed on well and will get another furlong or two.”
Frankie Dettori (seventh on Let Me Try Again) said: “He ran brilliant. He hit the front three out and he will stay all day. I would say this was perhaps a race too many in a long season but he ran well.”
Dane O’Neill (eighth on Gold Medallist) said: “He ran up to his Goodwood form I would say. He led until about three and a half out.”
Richard Quinn (ninth on Wavertree Boy) said; “He ran his usual honest race. “
Pat Eddery (tenth on Westmoreland Road) said: “You saw where he finished.”
Michael Fenton (eleventh on Summitville) said: “She ran too free and was empty four out.”
Brett Doyle ( last on Titurel ) said: “He was beaten a long way out.”
FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.35pm THE SEABISCUIT ST LEGER STAKES
Class A, Group One, £400,00 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo, 1m 6f 132yds. Weights: colts 9st, fillies 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £240,000; 2nd: £92,000; 3rd: £46,000; 4th: £22,000
1) BRIAN BORU (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE t3-9-00 Jamie Spencer  5/4 Fav
2) HIGH ACCOLADE (Lady Tennant) Marcus Tregoning 3-9-00 Martin Dwyer  8/1
3) PHOENIX REACH (Winterbeck Manor Stud) Andrew Balding 3-9-00 Darryll Holland  8/1
4) MAHARIB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Dermot Weld IRE 3-9-00 Richard Hills  9/1
5) MOMENTS OF JOY (Matthews Breeding & Racing) Rae Guest 3-8-11 Seb Sanders 
6) SANTANDO (Rabi Khan, Maureen Brittain) Clive Brittain v3-9-00 Philip Robinson 
7) LET ME TRY AGAIN (Terry Mills) Terry Mills v3-9-00 Frankie Dettori 
8) GOLD MEDALLIST (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3-9-00 Dane O'Neill 
9) WAVERTREE BOY (Wavertree Racing Club (2002)) David Elsworth 3-9-00 Richard Quinn 
10) WESTMORELAND ROAD (Belinda Bauer, Dr J A Chandler) Amanda Perrett 3-9-00 Pat Eddery 
11) SUMMITVILLE (Mountain High Partnership) James Given 3-8-11 Michael Fenton 
12) TITUREL (Brian Voak) Clive Brittain 3-9-00 Brett Doyle 
12 ran Non-Runner: Salsalino (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 3m 04.64s Dist: 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 2, 1 1/2, 6, 1 1/2, 3 1/2, sh, 4, 3 1/2, 16
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Breeding: b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Eva Luna (USA) (Alleged USA))
Tote Win: £2.40 Places: £1.10; £3.70; £3.40 Exacta: £18.90
Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Anne-Marie Crowley O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), Seabiscuit St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru) Other major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), National Stakes (1996 Desert King; 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing), Dante Stakes (1998 Saratoga Springs), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johanesburg), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasiliyev, 2002 Spartacus), St James Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesberg), Grand Criterium (2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar) Wins in Britain 2000-2002: 10; 20 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 10 (champion trainer for win and place prize money) Wins in 2003 Season (In Britain): 6
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins (1): Seabiscuit St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) 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), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) Wins (1998-2002): 3,8,78,112,86 Wins this season: 73 Other details: Has also ridden over hurdles. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999.
Today’s attendance for Seabiscuit St Leger day was 26,000, up 2,000 on last year, an increase of over eight per cent.
Steven Clarke, Doncaster Racecourse’s General Manager, said: “It has been a wonderful Festival and it was lovely to see last year’s Racing Post Trophy winner, Brian Boru, come back and win the Seabiscuit St Leger.
“Attendances have been up on all four days and we have seen good quality racing each day.”
CROWDS UP ALL WEEK
Yesterday’s crowd came to 10,100 and was up 500 on the corresponding day in 2002. It was the third successive day at the Seabiscuit St Leger Festival that the attendance has increased.
The Members’ Enclosure is sold out for today - Seabiscuit St Leger day - but admission is available for the Tattersalls and Family enclosures.
Thursday’s (Ladies Day) crowd came to 13,500, 10% up on the Thursday in 2002.
Wednesday’s opening day crowd at Doncaster came to just over 8,000, 16% up on last year’s first-day attendance.
PRESENTATION TO EDDERY
The Doncaster executive has mad a special presentation to Pat Eddery to mark the occasion of his final rides at the Seabiscuit St Leger Festival.
The 11-times champion jockey, who is to retire at the end of the season, has won the world’s oldest classic four times - on Moon Madness (1986), Toulon (1991), Moonax (1994) and Silver Patriarch (1997).
Silver Patriarch was his 4,000th winner in Great Britain. Pat was given an engraved silver salver after the sixth race by Doncaster’s chairman Lord Zetland and his fellow jockeys came out of the weighing room to congratulate him.
THE BETDAQ TROPHY FOR THE LEADING RIDER AT THE SEABISCUIT ST LEGER FESTIVAL
Wins Seconds Thirds
Frankie Dettori 4 6 2
Jamie Spencer 4 5 1
Tony Culhane 3 - 2
Pat Eddery 3 - -
Michael Hills 2 2 1
Martin Dwyer 2 1 2
Richard Hills 2 1 2
Joe Fanning 2 - 2
Kieren Fallon 1 2 1
Philip Robinson 1 - 2
Kevin Darley 1 - 1
Darryll Holland 1 - 1
George Duffield 1 - -
Luke Fletcher 1 - -
Richard Quinn - 3 3
Dale Gibson - 2 -
Neil Callan - 1 -
Jason Edmunds - 1 -
Royston Ffrench - 1 -
Ryan Moore - 1 -
Adrian Nicholls - 1 -
Willie Ryan - 1 -
Steve Drowne - - 1
Fergal Lynch - - 1
Richard Hughes - - 1
Adrian McCarthy - - 1
Dean McKeown - - 1
Dean Mernagh - - 1
Kim Tinkler - - 1
Robert Winston - - 1
RECORD OF TRAINERS (SINCE 1980) WITH 2003 SEABISCUIT ST LEGER STAKES RUNNERS
Trainer Year/Place Horse Jockey SP
Andrew Balding (Phoenix Reach) No previous runners
Clive Brittain 1995 8 LUSO Ray Cochrane 5/1
(Santando, Titurel) 1994 5 IONIO Michael Roberts 8/1
1992 1 USER FRIENDLY George Duffield 7/4 F
1991 4 LUCHIROVERTE Michael Roberts 12/1
1990 8 PIER DAMIANI Michael Roberts 8/1
1989 4 TERIMON Mark Birch 7/2
1989 8 SKISURF John Lowe 250/1
1988 6 TOP CLASS Michael Roberts 13/1
1987 2 MOUNTAIN KINGDOM Pat Eddery 9/1
1986 6 SIRK Michael Roberts 18/1
1983 6 NEORION Philip Robinson 100/1
1983 7 DANCING ADMIRAL Tony Ives 150/1
1981 5 BRIGADIER HAWK Johnny Seagrave 25/1
1978 1 JULIO MARINER Edward Hide 28/1
David Elsworth (Gold Medallist, Wavertree Boy) No previous runners
James Given (Summitville) No previous runners
Rae Guest (Moments Of Joy) No previous runners
Terry Mills 1999 4 ALL THE WAY Johnny Murtagh 8/1
(Let Me Try Again)
Aidan O’Brien IRE 2003 1 BRIAN BORU Jamie Spencer 5/4F
2002 8 SHOLOKHOV Michael Kinane 7/1
(Brian Boru) 2001 1 MILAN Michael Kinane 13/8F
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 ROSTROPOVICH George Duffield 33/1
Amanda Perrett 2001 2 DEMOPHILOS Richard Quinn 10/1
Marcus Tregoning No previous runners
Dermot Weld IRE 2000 4 MEDIA PUZZLE Pat Smullen 33/1
(Maharib) 1996 10 GORDI Kieren Fallon 7/1
1980 6 RAMIAN Wally Swinburn 10/1
JOCKEYS (SINCE 1980) IN THE SEABISCUIT ST LEGER STAKES
JOCKEY YEAR PLACE HORSE TRAINER SP
Frankie Dettori 2002 4 MAMOOL Saeed bin Suroor 11/1
(Let Me Try Again) 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
Brett Doyle no previous rides
Martin Dwyer no previous rides
Pat Eddery 2002 6 BALAKHERI Sir Michael Stoute 7/2
(Westmoreland Road) 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
Michael Fenton no previous rides
Richard Hills 2002 3 Bandari Mark Johnston 13/8F
(Maharib) 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 2 HIGHEST Sir Michael Stoute 10/1
(Phoenix Reach) 2000 11 KUWAIT TROOPER Gerard Butler 14/1
Dane O’Neill no previous rides
Richard Quinn 2002 5 MR DINOS Paul Cole 11/1
(Wavertree Boy) 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
Philip Robinson 2000 6 MARIENBARD Michael Jarvis 11/2
(Santando) 1999 6 NOUSHKEY Michael Jarvis 11/1
1993 1 BOB'S RETURN Mark Tompkins 3/1 F
1983 6 NEORION Clive Brittain 100/1
Seb Sanders no previous rides
(Moments Of Joy)
Jamie Spencer 2003 1 BRIAN BORU Aidan O’Brien IRE 5/4F
(Brian Boru) 2001 PU MEDITERRANEAN Aidan O’Brien IRE 7/1
FILLIES AND THE SEABISCUIT ST LEGER
There are two fillies in today’s classic, the Seabiscuit St Leger, Irish challenger Moments Of Joy and Summitville who was third in the both Vodafone Oaks at Epsom Downs and the Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks.
Four fillies have won the final classic since 1977 and six since 1945, while six have been placed at Doncaster since 1986.
The winners were Dunfermline(1977), Sun Princess (1983), Oh So Sharp (1985), User Friendly (1992), Cantelo (1959) and Meld (1955).
Five of those six won the Oaks earlier in the season while Cantelo was second in the Epsom Downs classic.
Diminuendo, also an Oaks winner, was only thwarted by a length as Minster Son outstayed the filly close home in the 1988 St Leger.
Untold was third to Moon Madness at Doncaster in 1986, Roseate Tern finished second to Michelozzo in 1989, Hellenic was runner-up to Snurge in 1990, High And Low came second to Nedawi in 1998 and Oaks winner Ramruma was runner-up to Mutafaweq in 1999.
The Group One Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks is a popular stepping stone for fillies that tackle the final classic, with all six placed horses - Diminuendo, Untold, Roseate Tern, Hellenic, High And Low and Ramruma - plus Dunfermline, Sun Princess and User Friendly having contested the York race before coming onto Doncaster.
Doncaster and York share similar course characteristics. Both are left-handed tracks with long home straights.
WINNING FILLIES OF THE SEABISCUIT ST LEGER SINCE 1945
1992 User Friendly - won the Oaks
1985 Oh So Sharp - won the Oaks
1983 Sun Princess - won the Oaks
1977 Dunfermline - won the Oaks
1959 Cantelo - 2nd Oaks
1955 Meld - won the Oaks
FILLIES IN THE SEABISCUIT ST LEGER SINCE 1991
2000 Littlepacepaddocks 8th
1999 Ramruma 2nd, Noushkey 6th
1998 High And Low 2nd
1995 Jural last of 10
1992 User Friendly 1st
WINNING QUOTES RACE ONE
GNER CONDITIONS STAKES
NOW FOR THE MIDDLE PARK
Kheleyf came from last to first to take the opening GNER Conditions Stakes at 1-2 by a length and a half from Golden Sahara on his first appearance since providing his team with a major disappointment when second in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot.
“The (Shadwell Stud) Middle Park has always been the plan for him,” said the colt’s trainer David Loder,”so with that in mind we had planned to keep a bit of a low profile after Ascot and then come here for this conditions race.
“I had also been a bit worried that he might have gone a bit weak on us in the lead-up to Ascot -- he’s a very big horse -- and we wanted to give him every chance.
“I thought that Jamie (Spencer) gave him a brilliant ride. He likes to be dropped out like that, though I must admit that it was his idea rather than ours to miss the break like he did. He has a high cruising speed and can quicken up very well as he did there. I wasn’t worried that he would get the extra furlong here.”
Loder, relieved to have this winner after a number of seconds at the meeting, added that “you sometimes have to be a bit careful with horses by Green Desert as they can be a bit volatile,” with reference to the fact that Kheleyf was not on his best behaviour when he left the parade ring on the way to the start.
The trainer made no reference to next year’s 2,000 Guineas but Paddy Power put Kheleyf in at 25-1 for the first classic of 2004.
FIRST RACE PLACED QUOTES
GNER CONDITIONS STAKES
SAHARA BEATEN BY BETTER HORSE
Trainer Saeed bin Suroor had no excuses after Golden Sahara was beaten a length and a half by facile winner Kheleyf in the opening GNER Conditions Stakes.
“He got beaten by a better horse,” said bin Suroor. “I think he has improved since winning first time out at Yarmouth and he will learn some more from this run.
“He probably needs more time and will be a better horse next year but we’ll see if we can find another race for him before he goes to Dubai for the winter.
“I think he can stay a mile as he’s a half-brother to Naheef and the good thing about him is that he is very cool and doesn’t really get worried.”
SECOND RACE WINNING QUOTES
POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES
FLYING CHILDERS FALLS TO HOWICK
David Loder landed a double paying just over 3/1 after Howick Falls won the Group 2 Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes under Frankie Dettori.
“Frankie said he just took 50 yards to get a full head of steam but he did it well,” said Loder.
“He’s a very nice two-year-old sprinter with a physical advantage over his contemporaries at the moment - he’s a bit bigger and stronger than some of the others.
“He has an entry in the Prix de l’Abbaye and we’ll have a think about that and see what Sheikh Mohammed wants to do. There is not much else left for a two-year-old over five furlongs.
“When he ran over six furlongs he didn’t get a yard over five so the obvious thing was to go back to five furlongs with a visor to help him concentrate. It seems to have done the trick now the trainer has sorted out the trip, technique and put the sunglasses on!”
PLACED QUOTES RACE TWO
POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES
CORNWALLIS ON THE AGENDA
Barry Hills was very pleased with display by China Eyes, who was caught only near the line in the Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes and went down by three-quarters of a length.
“She has run very well,” he said. “Michael (Hills, the filly’s jockey) said that she ran all the way to the line and at one time he felt that he might not be caught. The winner looks like he is a good colt.
“This was quite a step up for China Falls after winning a maiden race at Windsor last time. She had a bit of a problem with a joint after that and I have not been able to do all that I have wanted with her.
“She is a good filly and we shall certainly look at the Cornwallis at Ascot for her.”
China Falls belongs to American owner Rick Barnes who has recently bought the Grange Con Stud in Co. Wicklow and is building up an impressive team of mares to go there.
WINNING QUOTES RACE THREE
PORCELANOSA RATED STAKES
MUCHEA DOES IT AGAIN
Muchea, winner of the Porcelanosa Rated Stakes last year off a 2lb higher mark, found his nine years no bar to a second success as he cut down Island Light and Flighty Fellow well inside the final furlong to win by two lengths.
“He is a grand old yardstick and very much of a favourite in the yard,” said Mick Channon’s representative Andy Larkin.
“With a furlong to go I thought he might be third, but he always finishes in his races and he really ran on here.
“He has been with us almost all the time since he was a two-year-old, though he did have a brief spell in Hong Kong a few years ago before they sent him back to us again.
“He is still a full horse at the age of nine and he really is no problem in the yard, though you have to make sure that you keep him away from the fillies -- just in case !”
Mick Channon, who owns the winner as well as training him, and Tony Culhane, who rode Muchea, had two winners here yesterday, and the trainer has also been on the mark at Goodwood over the last two days.
Wayne Tanner, representing trainer Alec Stewart, said of the runner-up Island Light: “he keeps running well, but is in the grip of the handicapper. On his current mark there are not too many options, we have to go for these races and you need everything to go right.” The horse has been cut from 25-1 to 20-1 for the Tote Cambridgeshire by Bet 365.
FOURTH RACE QUOTES
GROUND HELPS TUG OF LOVE
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Tug Of Love was cut to 20/1 from 25/1 by bet365 for the Tote Cambridgeshire after winning the ladbrokes.com Stakes by a short head under Frankie Dettori.
“He had only run on firm ground before and this better ground seemed to help him today. It’s what Michael’s been waiting for,” said owner/breeder Denis Haynes.
“He’s in the Cambridgeshire and I think that because he has run today we have got time to be ready for that.”
Lynda Ramsden, trainer of runner-up Arcalis, said: “I know the winner was drawn high (16) but we were even worse in 18 and he got shoved out to the right almost as soon as the stalls opened.
“He had to do an awful lot of running from there and it is all very frustrating because we had hoped he would win this and then get a penalty which would enable him to run in the Cambridgeshire. I don’t think he will get in without it.”
The trainer’s husband Jack added: “We really were drawn in the car park, and I also think this shows that a mile and a quarter is as far as he wants to go. I didn’t think he would get caught once he hit the front but the extra 60 yards were maybe just too much for him.”
SIXTH RACE QUOTES
THE TORNE VALLEY FARM & COUNTRY STORE HANDICAP
FANNING EARNS THE PLAUDITS
Trainer Mark Johnston’s wife Deirdre was full of praise for Joe Fanning after the jockey led the field from pillar to post aboard Greta D’Argent in the Torne Valley Farm & Country Store Handicap.
“Isn’t she fantastic,” beamed Mrs Johnston. “Her last win was here over a mile and a quarter when she led from start to finish and she’s done it again.
“Joe’s judgement of pace is just fantastic, he just picks up and picks up gradually increasing the tempo.
“I am off to Longchamp with him tomorrow for Darasim and let’s hope Joe does the same again.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE SEVEN
TRILOGY NIGHTCLUB DONCASTER NURSERY
EDDERY SCORES ON FINAL RIDE
Pat Eddery may have been out of luck on his final ride in a British classic when Westmoreland Road was well beaten in the Seabiscuit St Leger, but he ended the four day meeting in ideal style when Go Bananas pounced to take the closing Trilogy Nightlcub Doncaster Nursery from Redwood Rocks.
“The stable started the meeting in great style when Cape Fear won and now we have ended it in style, too,” said Jane Allison on behalf of her brother-in-law, Go Bananas’ trainer Brian Meehan, who had gone to Goodwood.
“He pulled far too hard and ran himself into the ground at Newmarket last time, but today Pat was able to get him dropped in and he settled really well. This was his first try at seven furlongs and he got the trip well.”
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
Following a third dry night the ground for the final day of the Seabiscuit St Leger Festival remains
“It is just beginning to tighten up a bit in places on the round course, as you might expect after three days, and the area round Rose Hill is the first part of the track to do that, but it is not doing so enough to call it ‘good to firm in places,’ said clerk of the course Tim Betteridge.
“It may ride a bit tacky in the straight, but overall ‘good’ is the right description. We gave the track a light roll last night and this morning and it has taken the racing very well.”
Although some pundits have claimed that Brian Boru is at too short a price for the Seabiscuit St Leger (3.35), this has not deterred punters from backing the favourite and making him even shorter ! Ladbrokes and Stan James have cut him from 7-4 to 6-4 and Paddy Power have the colt at the same price from the opening 15-8.
There has been a general gamble on Boogie Street in the Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (1.50), with Stan James and Hills shortening him from 8-1 to 6-1 and Coral from the same price to 11-2.
In the Porcelanosa Rated Stakes (2.20) Norton has advanced from 11-1 to 9-1 with Paddy Power, and Golden Chalice has been in demand with Coral (10-1 from 12-1), Hills (11-1 to 9-1) and the Tote (12-1 to 9-1). Certain Justice is at 8-1 from 11-1 with Paddy Power and El Coto has come in from 10-1 to 9-1 with Hills.
There has been widespread enthusiasm for Chantress (2.50). She is at 5-1 from 13-2 with Hills, at the same price from 6-1 with Ladbrokes, at 5-1 from 7-1 with Skybet and at 9-2 from 6-1 with the Tote.
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.20pm THE GNER CONDITIONS STAKES
Class C, £10,00 added. For 2yo which have not won a Class A or B race, 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillis 8st 6lb. Penalties: for each Class E Race won 2lb; for each Class D race won 4lb; for each Class C race won 6lb (nursery handicaps excluded for the purposes of penalties, penalties cumulative & maximum penalty 12lb). Allowances: horses which have never run 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,182.80; 2nd: £2,345.20; 3rd: £1,172.60; 4th: £533; 5th: £266.50; 6th: £159.90
1) KHELEYF (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) David Loder 2-9-01 Jamie Spencer  1/2 Fav
2) GOLDEN SAHARA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t1 2-9-01 Frankie Dettori  5/1
3) MILLBAG (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 2-9-01 Tony Culhane 
4) IMPERIAL ECHO (J Stephenson, Harrowgate Bloodstock Ltd) David Barron 2-8-13 Dean Mernagh 
5) AUTUMN PEARL (Mr & Mrs Kevan Watts) Michael Jarvis 2-8-08 Philip Robinson 
6) KNICKYKNACKIENOO (Cliffe Rowlands) Terry Clement 2-8-06 Martin Dwyer 
Time: 1m 14.92s Dist: 1 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, 1 1/2, 29
Breeder: Darley Breeding: b/br c Green Desert (USA) - Society Lady (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA))
Tote Win: £1.50 Places: £1.10; £2.00 Exacta: £2.80
Winning trainer:-Name: Loder, David Richard Date of birth: 26/1/64 First trainer's licence: 25/9/1992Previous occupation: assistant trainer to Geoff Wragg; Wins in a season (1992-2002):2:45:39:48:58:56:61:1:3:42:14 Horses in training:(1993-2001): 35,53,n/r,86,122,90, n/r,n/r, n/r Major wins include: St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster, 1997 Embassy), Italian Derby (1996 Bahamian Knight), Jersey Stakes (1996 Lucayan Prince), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1996 Bianca Nera), Prix Jean Prat (1997 Starborough), Prix Morny (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Irish 2000 Guineas (1998 Desert Prince), Princess Margaret Stakes (1995 Blue Duster, 1997 Embassy, 1998 Mythical Girl), Prix du Moulin (1998 Desert Prince), May Hill Stakes (1998 Calando), Prix d’Aumale (1998 Saytarra), Gimcrack Stakes (2002 Country Reel), Vintage Stakes (2002 Dublin) Wins this season: 64
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), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) Wins (1998-2002): 3,8,78,112,86 Wins this season: 72 Other details: Has also ridden over hurdles. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999.
SECOND RACE RESULT
1.50pm THE POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES
Class A, Group Two, £60,00 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillis 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Pattern race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £36,000; 2nd: £13,800; 3rd: £6,900; 4th: £3,300
1) HOWICK FALLS (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder v2-8-12 Frankie Dettori  7/4 Fav
2) CHINA EYES (Rick Barnes) Barry Hills 2-8-09 Michael Hills  7/2
3) NIGHTS CROSS (Ridgeway Downs Racing) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Tony Culhane  12/1
4) BOOGIE STREET (Hippodrome Racing) Richard Hannon t1 2-8-12 Dane O'Neill 
5) NOTABLE LADY (Neville Callaghan) Neville Callaghan 2-8-09 Eddie Ahern 
6) MAC LOVE (Helen Stokes & Graeme Love) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Ted Durcan 
7) MULTIPLE CHOICE (A A Goodman) Nick Littmoden 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer 
8) FAST HEART (Abbot Racing Ltd & S Dartnell) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Pat Eddery 
9) EASTERN PEARL (T C Chiang) Linda Stubbs 2-8-09 Simon Whitworth 
10) SILVER PRELUDE (Mrs A Shone) Dean Ivory 2-8-12 Darryll Holland 
11) HARRY UP (John Rose) James Given 2-8-12 Michael Fenton 
12) SWEETEST REVENGE (Bryan Fry & The Ridgeway) Mark Usher 2-8-09 Alan Daly 
13) SAHARA SILK (Swann Racing Ltd) Derek Shaw v2-8-09 Darren Williams 
Time: 1m 01.58s Dist: 3/4, 2, 1 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 1, hd, 3/4, 1/2
Breeder: Brerton C Jones Breeding: b c Stormin Fever (USA) - Hollins (USA) (Roanoke)
Tote Win: £2.80 Places: £1.50; £1.60; £4.70 Exacta: £7.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Loder, David Richard Date of birth: 26/1/64 First trainer's licence: 25/9/1992 Previous occupation: assistant trainer to Geoff Wragg; Wins in a season (1992-2002):2:45:39:48:58:56:61:1:3:42:14 Horses in training:(1993-2001): 35,53,n/r,86,122,90, n/r,n/r, n/r Major wins include: St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster, 1997 Embassy), Italian Derby (1996 Bahamian Knight), Jersey Stakes (1996 Lucayan Prince), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1996 Bianca Nera), Prix Jean Prat (1997 Starborough), Prix Morny (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Irish 2000 Guineas (1998 Desert Prince), Princess Margaret Stakes (1995 Blue Duster, 1997 Embassy, 1998 Mythical Girl), Prix du Moulin (1998 Desert Prince), May Hill Stakes (1998 Calando), Prix d’Aumale (1998 Saytarra), Gimcrack Stakes (2002 Country Reel), Vintage Stakes (2002 Dublin), Flying Childers Stakes (2003 Howick Falls) Wins this season: 65
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) First Sussess: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986) 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, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), 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, 2003 Mamool), 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), Flying Childers Stakes (2003 Howick Falls) Wins in a season (1987-2002): 8,22,75^, 141,94,101,149,233*,217*,123,176,132,132,47,94,69 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins This Season: 66
THIRD RACE RESULT
2.20pm THE PORCELANOSA RATED STAKESClass B, £20,00 Added. For 3yo+ rated 0-105, 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 7lb, 3yo 8st 2lb. Penalties: after September 6, a winner 3lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,421.28; 2nd: £4,711.52; 3rd: £2,355.76; 4th: £1,070.80; 5th: £535.40; 6th: £321.24
1) MUCHEA (Mick Channon) Mick Channon 9-8-07 Tony Culhane  10/1
2) ISLAND LIGHT (Gibson, Goddard, Hamer & Hawkes) Alec Stewart 5-9-01 Frankie Dettori  7/1
3) FLIGHTY FELLOW (Tom Bennett, Marjorie Easterby) Tim Easterby b3-8-03 Philip Robinson  12/1
4) NUIT SOMBRE (Margaret Pett) Mark Johnston 3-8-02 Joe Fanning  20/1
5) CALCUTTA (Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Barry Hills 7-8-13 Michael Hills  6/1 Fav
6) CERTAIN JUSTICE (The Blenheim Partnership) Paul Cole 5-8-07 Darryll Holland 
7) GOLDEN CHALICE (Holistic Racing Ltd) Andrew Balding 4-8-07 Martin Dwyer 
8) RAFFERTY (Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum) Clive Brittain 4-8-07 Ted Durcan 
9) NORTON (Terry Mills) Terry Mills 6-9-06 Gary Carter 
10) EL COTO (R J H Ltd & J P Hames) Bryan McMahon 3-8-11 Seb Sanders 
11) SHAMROCK CITY (Liam Sheridan) Paul Howling 6-9-00 Richard Mullen 
12) RAPSCALLION (Jeff Smith) James Eustace 4-8-08 Jason Tate 
13) ZUCCHERO (Philip Banfield) David Arbuthnot 7-8-09 Simon Whitworth 
14) TERFEL (Anne Yearley) Michael Bell 4-9-00 Eddie Ahern 
15) YORK CLIFF (R Van Gelder) John Gosden 5-8-07 Robert Havlin 
16) CORNELIUS (Sir George Meyrick, G W Meyrick) Paul Cole 6-9-07 Dane O'Neill 
Time: 1m 40.17s Dist: 2, sh, 1/2, hd, 4, 1 1/4, 4, 2, 1/2, 2, 4, 1/2, 3, sh, 2
Breeder: Lady Richard Wellesey Breeding: ch h Shalford (IRE) - Bargouzine (Hotfoot)
Tote Win: £11.10 Places: £2.10; £2.00; £2.70; £5.40 Exacta: £88.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown Wins in a season (1990-2002):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71:72:90:67:123 Number of horses in training (1990-2003):20:35:45 :44:64:86:91:84:106:124:135:159:177:184 Major wins include: King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force) Wins this season: 104 Trains at: Kingsdown, Upper Lambourn, Berks
Winning jockey:-Name: Culhane, Patrick Anthony. Date of birth: 13/3/69 Apprenticeship: 4 years with Reg Hollinshead First winner: Mariners Dream (Catterick 29/4/86) Major wins include: King George V H’cap (1988 Thethingaboutitis) Wins (1991-2002): 29, 16, 17, 15, 21, 51, 63, 86, 79, 92, 27, 81 Wins this season: 73
FOURTH RACE RESULT
2.50pm THE ladbrokes.com HANDICAP
Class C, £20,00 Added. For 3yo+ rated 0-95, 1m 2f & 60yds. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after September 6, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £14,950; 2nd: £4,600; 3rd: £2,300; 4th: £1,150
1) TUG OF LOVE (Mrs Denis Haynes) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-08 Frankie Dettori  13/2
2) ARCALIS (Paul Morrison, Lynda Ramsden) Lynda Ramsden 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer  4/1 JF
3) CHANTRESS (Newgate Stud) Mark Johnston 3-9-02 Joe Fanning  4/1 JF
4) PETRULA (Mr & Mrs Peter Foden) Kevin Ryan 4-8-10 Paul Fessey  40/1
5) KENTUCKY BLUE (C H Stevens) Tim Easterby 3-9-00 Philip Robinson 
6) POLISH CORRIDOR (Russ Mould) Michael Dods 4-9-05 Darryll Holland 
7) VICIOUS WARRIOR (Jeff Samuel) Richard Whitaker 4-9-05 Michael Hills 
8) NORTHSIDE LODGE (The Grandees) Peter Harris 5-9-05 Seb Sanders 
9) MOUNT BENGER (Windsor House Thoroughbreds) Ralph Beckett 3-7-12 Paul Quinn 
10) FLOTTA (Bill Wightman) Mick Channon 4-9-01 Tony Culhane 
11) FRONTIER (Bernard Llewellyn) Bernard Llewellyn 6-8-10 Robert Havlin 
12) SILVALINE (Exoteric Partnership) Tom Keddy 4-8-10 Ted Durcan 
13) CYCLONIC STORM (Galaxy Racing) Richard Fahey p1 4-8-05 Martin Dwyer 
14) EAST TYCOON (Mrs G Smith) Jonjo O'Neill 4-9-11 Pat Eddery 
15) SURE SIGN (Swann Racing Ltd) Derek Shaw 3-7-09 2lb ow Richard Thomas (5) 
16) PERFECT STORM (The Newchange Syndicate) Michael Blanshard 4-9-10 Richard Quinn 
17) JABAAR (P Lake & S Hull) David Nicholls 5-9-11 Alex Greaves 
18) CAT'S WHISKERS (The Four Legged Friends) Mick Easterby 4-9-08 Dale Gibson 
Time: 2m 08.81s Dist: sh, hd, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, sh, 1 1/4, 1 3/4, 3, 1, hd, nk, 1, nk, 3 1/2, nk, 1, 13
Breeder: Wretham Stud
Breeding: ch c Halling (USA) - Heart’s Harmony (Blushing Groom (FR))
Tote Win: £4.90 Places: £1.30; £1.90; £1.70; £10.70 Exacta: £31.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Classic wins: (12) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Sharatani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Italian Oaks (1988 Melodist, 1986 Ivor’s Image), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 Islington), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Celebration Mile (2000 Medicean), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1975 Girandole), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Lowther Stakes (2002 Russian Rhythm) Wins in a season (1984-2002):96:120:76:105:99:116:78:83:74:65:109:73:73:84:79:81:91:75: 104 Horses in training (1985-2003):145:142:142:170:186:191:n\a:171:147:157 :159:159:162:162:173:190:185:181:190 Wins this season: 98 Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 6 times (1981,1986,1989,1994,1997, 2000) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket
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) First Sussess: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986) 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, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), 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, 2003 Mamool), 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), Flying Childers Stakes (2003 Howick Falls) Wins in a season (1987-2002): 8,22,75^, 141,94,101,149,233*,217*,123,176,132,132,47,94,69 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins This Season: 67
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.15pm THE TORNE VALLEY FARM & COUNTRY STORE HANDICAP
Class B, £20,00 Added. For 3yo+ rated 0-105, 1m 4f. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after September 6, a winner 5lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £14,092; 2nd: £4,336; 3rd: £2,168; 4th: £1,084
1) GRETA D'ARGENT (Daniel Couper) Mark Johnston 3-8-08 Joe Fanning  11/1
2) ROYAL CAVALIER (The Three R’s) Reg Hollinshead 6-9-03 Frankie Dettori  6/1
3) NECKAR VALLEY (G Morrill) Richard Fahey 4-8-04 Martin Dwyer  9/2 Fav
4) TROUBLE AT BAY (Nigel Bunter) Alan King 3-8-06 Eddie Ahern 
5) BAGAN (Niarchos Family) Henry Cecil 4-8-12 Richard Quinn 
6) PRINS WILLEM (Chris van Hoorn) James Fanshawe 4-8-10 Jamie Spencer 
7) NIGHT SIGHT (David Fravigar & Alan Mann) Michael Chapman 6-7-05 Leanne Kershaw (7) 
8) HASTY PRINCE (F F Racing Services Partnership III) Jonjo O'Neill 5-9-03 Pat Eddery 
9) COUNSEL'S OPINION (Mr & Mrs J Roberts) Chris Wall 6-9-10 Richard Mullen 
10) UNIGOLD (Adulla BuHaleeba) Ed Dunlop 3-9-07 Dane O'Neill 
11) CHAMPION LION (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 4-8-09 Tony Culhane 
12) KYLKENNY (Wetherby Racing Bureau 59) Hughie Morrison t8-8-08 Seb Sanders 
12 ran Non-Runner: Vicious Prince (Ground)
Time: 2m 33.07s Dist: 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1/2, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, sh, hd, 1 3/4, 2, 6, 5
Breeder: Daniel Couper & George Hosie
Breeding: b f Great Commotion (USA) - Petite D’Argent (Noalto)
Tote Win: £14.80 Places: £3.70; £2.10; £2.30 Exacta: £65.60
Winning 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), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction) Wins in a season (1987-2002): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116: 134 (most victories in Britain) Number of horses in training (1987-2003): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins This Season: 125
Winning jockey:-Name: Fanning, Joseph Kenning Born: September 24, 1970 First Win: Henry Will, Yarmouth, June 9, 1990 Major Wins Include: Northumberland Plate (1993 Highflying) Wins (1991-2002): 45, 45, 22, 14, 17, 19,18,18,67,63,71,76 Wins This Season: 62
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
4.45pm THE TRILOGY NIGHTCLUB DONCASTER NURSERY HANDICAP
Class D, £10,00 Added. For 2yo rated 0-85, 7f. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after September 6, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £7,436; 2nd: £2,288; 3rd: £1,144; 4th: £572
1) GO BANANAS (First National Telecom) Brian Meehan 2-9-02 Pat Eddery  12/1
2) REDWOOD ROCKS (Dan Hall) Bryan Smart 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer  25/1
3) OVERDRAWN (Paul Dixon, G A Lucas) Jamie Osborne 2-9-11 Richard Quinn  7/2 Fav
4) LYCA BALLERINA (Leticia Lucas) Barry Hills 2-8-06 Richard Hills  7/1
5) EEZAA GEEZER (JBR Leisure Ltd) Richard Hannon 2-8-01 Richard Thomas (5) 
6) KOZANDO (North West Racing Club - Owners Group) Geraldine Rees 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer 
7) HAVE FAITH (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-07 Michael Hills 
8) EGO TRIP (K & Mrs J Hodgson) Mick Easterby 2-7-13 Dale Gibson 
9) DESERT BATTLE (TJ & Mrs H Parrott) Michael Blanshard 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori 
10) COTOSOL (J P Hames, G Pickering, R J H Limited) Bryan McMahon 2-8-09 Seb Sanders 
11) MAGIC AMIGO (Kevin Reddington) John Jenkins 2-8-11 Darryll Holland 
12) BEST DESERT (Paul Hudson) John Best 2-8-03 Alan Daly 
13) JOMUS (J Musgrave, Swisspartners) Lynda Ramsden 2-8-04 Eddie Ahern 
14) CITY GENERAL (A D Crook, Stan Moore) Stan Moore 2-7-12 Joanna Badger 
15) LITTLE EYE (Mr & Mrs R Dawbarn) John Best 2-8-07 Brett Doyle 
16) RUSSIAN RUBY (Mrs P & Mr M Rediit) Neville Callaghan 2-9-00 Tony Culhane 
17) BEAUTY OF DREAMS (M Bishop) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Ted Durcan 
18) MR JACK DANIELLS (Neil Smith) William Muir 2-8-12 Richard Mullen 
19) THADEA (Hanibel Racing Partnership) James Given 2-8-05 Michael Fenton 
20) IRON TEMPTRESS (David Parker) George Moore 2-8-12 Joe Fanning 
21) KILLOCH PLACE (Mrs Janis MacPherson) Jeremy Glover 2-8-00 Jason Tate 
22) ODDSMAKER (S Rudolf, D Maloney) Alan Berry b1 2-8-01 Paul Fessey 
Time: 1m 28.58s
Dist: 3/4, 2, sh, sh, 2, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/4, nk, 1 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, nk, 1/2, 2, 1 1/2, hd, 2, 2, 1 3/4, 9
Breeder: E Landi Breeding: b c Primo Dominie - Amsicora (Cadeaux Genereux)
Tote Win: £11.10 Places: £2.00; £6.40; £1.70; £2.50 Exacta: £65.60
Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph Date of birth:16/6/67; Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Other occupation: Thoroughbred breeding;20 months with the Irish National Stud: Wins in a season (1992-2002): 0:14:29:47:43:57:53:58:42:71:47 Horses in training (1993-2003):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118:108 Major wins include: Horris Hill Stakes (1995 Tumbleweed Ridge), Schweppes Golden Mile Handicap (1995 Khayrapour), Bunbury Cup (1997 Tumbleweed Ridge), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Prix de Lutece (2002 Savannah Bay), Duke Of York Stakes (2003 Twilight Blues) Trains at Tumbleweed Cottage, Upper Lambourn, Berks Wins This Season: 45
Winning jockey:-Name: Eddery, Patrick James John.Born:County Kildare, Ireland, 18/3/52 Apprenticeship: Frenchie Nicholson 1967-72.First winner: Alvaro (Epsom 24/4/69) Classic wins: (14) Vodafone Derby (1975 Grundy, 1982 Golden Fleece, 1990 Quest For Fame); Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1996 Bosra Sham), Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1983 Lomond, 1984 El Gran Senor, 1993 Zafonic); Pertemps St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1991 Toulon, 1994 Moonax, 1997 Silver Patriarch); Vodafone Oaks (1974 Polygamy, 1979 Scintillate, 1996 Lady Carla). Other major wins include: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1980 Detroit, 1985 Rainbow Quest, 1986 Dancing Brave, 1987 Trempolino), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1975 Grundy, 1986 Dancing Brave); Breeders’ Cup Turf (1985 Pebbles), Breeders’ Cup Sprint (1991 Sheikh Albadou), Dubai Champion Stakes (1976 Vitiges, 1985 Pebbles, 1996 Bosra Sham), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse, 1981 King’s Lake, 1988 Warning, 1992 Marling, 1994 Distant View), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1995 Silver Patriarch; 1995 Sunshack, 1986 Sister Estephe, 1985 Rainbow Quest, 1978 Crow), Ascot Gold Cup (1972 Erimo Hawk, 1997 Celeric), Coronation Stakes (1988 Magic of Life); St James’s Palace Stakes (1976 Radetzsky, 1980 Posse, 1988 Persian Heights); Eclipse (1974 Coup de Feu, 1983 Solford, 1984 Sadler’s Wells); July Cup (1982 Sharpo, 1995 Lake Coniston); Juddmonte International (1981 Beldale Flutter, 1982 Assert, 1983 Caerleon, 1998 One So Wonderful); Yorkshire Oaks (1975 May Hill, 1977 Busaca); Nunthorpe Stakes (1980, 1981 Sharpo, 1989 Cadeaux Genereux, 1991 Sheikh Albadou); Haydock Sprint Cup (1976 Token, 1988 Dowsing, 1989 Danehill); Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1987 Milligram, 1988 Warning, 1993 Bigstone); Middle Park Stakes (1973 Habat, 1977 Formidable, 1984 Bassenthwaite, 1999 Primo Valentino); Dewhurst Stakes (1992 Zafonic, 1993 Grand Lodge); Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy); Fillies’ Mile (1995 Bosra Sham); Irish Derby (1975 Grundy, 1984 El Gran Senor, 1985 Law Society, 1993 Commander In Chief); Irish 2,000 Guineas (1975 Grundy, 1981 King’s Lake, 1990 Tirol); Irish Oaks (1986 Colorspin, 1993 Wemyss Bight, 1994 Bolas); Irish St Leger (1985 Leading Counsel, 1994 Moonax); Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1990 Houseproud); Prix du Jockey-Club (1983 Caerleon, 1988 Hours After, 1990 Sanglamore); Prix Royal-Oak (1983 Old Country); Celebration Mile (2000 Medicean), Prix de la Foret (2000 Indian Lodge), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy); Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (2001 Right Wing), John Porter Stakes (2001 Lucido), Jockey Club Stakes (2001 Millenary), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1990 Sapience, 1991 Rock Hopper, 1992 Saddler’s Hall, 2000 Little Rock, 2002 and 2003 Millenary), Betfair.com Molecomb Stakes (1989 Haunting Beauty) Wins This Season: 60 Wins(1984-2002):107,162,176,195,183,171,209,165,178,169,154,125,186,116,104,104,127,121, 99
THE VALUE BETTING COLUMN EVERY SATURDAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2003
3.35pm £400,000 THE SEABISCUIT ST LEGER STAKES 1m 6f 132yds
Going - Good
BP= best odds offered by Coral Eurobet, Blue Square, Ladbrokes, Tote, Stanley, Bet 365 and William Hill
Class A, Group One, Total Prize fund £400,000. 3.35pm Doncaster, Saturday, September 13, 2003, 1m 6f 132yds. For three-year-olds only, entire colts and fillies. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Entries closed Wednesday, July 9, 2003 (48 entries). Forfeit stage Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (23 remain). £25,000 supplementary entry stage September 8, 2003. Five-day confirmation stage Monday, September 8, 2003 (15 remain). Final 48-hour declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, September 11, 2003 (13 declared)
Form Horse Age Owner Trainer Jockey Draw
1) 121-3042 BRIAN BORU 3-9-00 t Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE Jamie Spencer 9
A neck second to stable companion Powerscourt in the Daily Telegraph St Leger at York last month, he had previously run below expectations in the Budweiser Irish Derby and the Vodafone Derby. Must have a sound chance but he has yet to tackle this sort of trip and he is a short price. No value
BP = 13/8 Coral Eurobet
2) 2101516 GOLD MEDALLIST 3-9-00 Jeff Smith David Elsworth Dane O’Neill 10
Consistent and useful sort but looks sligjhtly below this class.
BP = 50/1 except Tote & Stanley
3) 03-111626 HIGH ACCOLADE 3-9-00 Lady Tennant Marcus Tregoning Martin Dwyer 8
Looked a very useful performer earlier in the season but has become slightly suspect in terms of temperament. Blinkers were tried last time and avisor the time before. Both have now been left off and if he could reproduce his Royal Ascot form in the King Edward VII Stakes. Worth a chance at these odds and good value.
BP =10/1 William Hill
4) (2)(1)12054 LET ME TRY AGAIN (IRE) 3-9-00 v Terry Mills Terry Mills Frankie Dettori 6
He has been crying out for this trip and has been staying on in all his races. Frankie Dettori rides and is a plus.
BP = 16/1 except with Tote & Bet365
5) 22111 MAHARIB (IRE) 3-9-00 Hamdan Al Maktoum Dermot Weld IRE Richard Hills 2
Useful sort but has beaten little and has not raced since late June. No value.
BP =8/1 Ladbrokes & Tote
6) 2-11 PHOENIX REACH (IRE) 3-9-00 Winterbeck Manor Stud Andrew Balding Darryll Holland 5
Just beat High Accolade in the Peugeot Gordon Stakes at Goodwood and is a progressive performer but he lacks experience.
BP =6/1 Blue Square
7) SALSALINO NR
8) 131204250 SANTANDO 3-9-00 v Rabi Khan Clive Brittain Philip Robinson 13
Has some thing to find on all know form.
BP =150/1 except Coral Eurobet, Stanley & Bet365
9) 42-34440 TITUREL 3-9-00 Brian Voak Clive Brittain Brett Doyle 11
Has plenty to find.
BP = 200/1 Ladbrokes & William Hill
10) 50110303 WAVERTREE BOY (IRE) 3-9-00 Wavertree Racing Club (2002) David Elsworth Richard Quinn 1
Relatively consistent but needs to improve to have a real chance.
BP = 40/1 except Coral Eurobet & Stanley
11) 2-1131 WESTMORELAND ROAD (USA) 3-9-00 Belinda Bauer Amanda Perrett Pat Eddery 7
Has run consistently this season and is not out of it.
BP = 13/2 Tote
12) 11 MOMENTS OF JOY 3-8-09 Matthews Breeding and Racing Rae Guest Seb Sanders 4
Unbeaten filly who has not tackled this class and lacks experience.
BP = 7/1 Coral Eurobet, Blue Square & Ladbrokes
13) 10-00353 SUMMITVILLE 3-8-09 Mountain High Partnership James Given Michael Fenton 12
Classic placed - third in the Oaks - and occupied the same position in the Yorkshire Oaks last time out. Must have a chance.
BP = 12/1 Blue Square
HIGH ACCOLADE has class and is good value so get on each-way.
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