LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, DONCASTER
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST DAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
PREVIEW OF THURSDAY’S GROUP 2 GOFFS/DBS PARK HILL STAKES
Turbo Linn, who was forced to miss last month’s Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury when she came into season, has been given a clean bill of health by her trainer Alan Swinbank as she prepares to stretch her unbeaten record to nine in tomorrow’s “fillies’ St Leger”, the Goffs/DBS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster.
Though already a Group Two winner in the Lancashire Oaks which was run at Newmarket in July, Swinbank is adamant that Turbo Linn will have to produce a career-best performance to beat 13 talented rivals for the £100,000 prize.
Swinbank said: “Thankfully, Turbo Linn is spot on this time, but, while it was a relief getting the all-clear, it is such a competitive race and I will be more than happy if we finish in the first three.”
John Dunlop, successful with Discreet Brief four years ago, is expecting a big run from Wannabe Posh, who won the Listed Galtres Stakes at York, having been placed in a couple of Group Three races..
Dunlop said: ”She seems to have retained her form through the summer, and, while it is disappointing that we don’t have our regular rider, Eddie Ahern, Seb Sanders is not a bad substitute.”
However, Dunlop concedes that Wannabe Posh will have to improve again if she is to avenge her narrow defeat by Hi Calypso in the Lily Langtry Stakes at Goodwood.
Sir Michael Stoute has brought Hi Calypso through the ranks from handicapper to Pattern race performer, but she continues to improve and will make a bold bid to make it four off the reel.
Favourites have won only one of the last four runnings, but Aidan O’Brien’s All My Loving, who is bound to be favourite, has rock-solid claims, having finished third in both the English and Irish Oaks as well as second in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The French were responsible for the winner two years ago, via Sweet Stream, and Andre Fabre will be hoping to emulate John Hammond with his progressive filly Synopsis, who won a Group Three at Deauville last time.
LADBROKES LATEST ODDS
TURBO LINN and ALL MY LOVING share 100/30 favouritism in the 3.10 from Doncaster on day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, tomorrow, Thursday, September 13.
Date: Thursday 13th September 2007
3.10 Doncaster, Goffs/DBS Park Hill Stakes
100/30 Turbo Linn
40 High Heel Sneakers
20 Trick Or Treat
25 Under The Rainbow
9 Wannabe Posh
100/30 All My Loving
16 Brisk Breeze
4 Hi Calypso
500 Lady Dedlock
Each way 1/5 odds 1-2-3
Ladbrokes antepost prices 12.09.07
Ladbrokes St Leger
1m 6f, Doncaster, Saturday 15th September 2007
9/4 Honolulu, 9/2 Lucarno, 11/2 Mahler, 6 Macarthur, 10 Raincoat, 10 Regal Flush, 10 Veracity, 14 Acapulco, 20 Samuel, 50 Celestial Halo, 100 Song Of Hiawatha, dbt Soldier Of Fortune (1/4 odds 1,2,3)
Ladbrokes Portland Handicap
5f, Doncaster, Saturday 15th September 2007
8 Gift Horse, 8 Buachaill Dona, 10 Fantasy Believer, 10 Utmost Respect, 12 Off The Record, 14 Judd Street, 14 Lipocco, 14 Stoneacre Lad, 16 Golden Dixie, 16 Hoh Hoh Hoh, 16 Oldjoesaid, 16 Perley Wey, 16 Rising Shadow, 16 River Falcon, 16 Special Day, 20 Biniou, 20 Blue Rocket, 20 Caribbean Coral, 20 Pivotal Point, 20 Sunrise Safari, 20 The Trader, 20 Wyatt Earp, 25 bar (1/4 odds 1,2,3)
THE PRINCESS ROYAL OPENS NEW GRANDSTAND
A large shirt-sleeved crowd called for three cheers for The Princess Royal in the warm sunshine as she officially opened Doncaster’s new grandstand and redevelopment, costing £32 million, at lunchtime today.
Raymond Mould, chairman of Arena Leisure, admitted that it had been a race against time to get the course and its fabulous facilities ready for the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, observing “the white knuckle ride went on right up until midnight last night”.
Having had a tour around, taking in the 350-seater premier restaurant and much else, Her Royal Highness, who unveiled an official plaque to commemorate the opening, praised Arena, the council and the Doncaster management team for producing “a racecourse of which they can be proud.”
She added: “The track is in fantastic condition, which is crucial to the success of any racecourse, but I have also been hugely impressed by the new stables for the horses and the hostel for the stable staff.
“Everyone has been catered for, and it is not only racegoers who will get the enjoyment out of these facilities as they will able to be fully utilised by the business world, both local and nationally, on non-racing days.”
GROUND DESCRIPTION TO REMAIN THE SAME
Jon Pullin, Doncaster’s clerk of the course, said after racing today: “The going remains Good to firm, good in places. It is unlikely we will water tonight. There was a very positive response to the ground today “
LADBROKES FULLY COMMITTED TO ST LEGER
Reacting to a national newspaper report, which claimed that Ladbrokes, sponsors of the St Leger, are concerned at the race’s loss of status and are contemplating making important changes to the world’s oldest Classic, Mike Dillon, PR director for Ladbrokes, firmly denied that opening the race to older horses was under consideration.
Dillon said: “What would be the point in that? The Irish St Leger is open to older horses and this year that race is run on the same day as ours, so it would make no sense whatsoever to come up with a mirror image.
“However, we are always looking at ways to improve our sponsorship races, and the fact that Arena and ourselves are thinking on the same lines has to be a plus.
“If more organisations in racing worked together, as we and Arena do, instead of pulling in different directions, the sport might not have half as many problems.
“We are proud to sponsor the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, and the fact that the final Classic is the third richest race in the country, behind just the Derby and King George, only makes us crave to make it even better.
“We certainly have no intention of resting on our laurels - Arena and Ladbrokes want the same thing, to make the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival even bigger and better.”
First Race. THE TORNE VALLEY LTD E.B.F. AHT MAIDEN STAKES
CECIL PLANS TO GO SOFTLY, SOFTLY
Henry Cecil, four times a St Leger hero, got the Ladbrokes-sponsored four-day St Leger Festival off to a flying start when winning the opening Torne Valley Ltd EBF AHT Stakes with Kandahar Run.
All the money was for John Gosden’s Rochefort, but, having had every chance, the colt, backed from 11-4 to15-8 favourite, could do no better than third, with Kandahar Run powering clear before the furlong-pole and holding off Tiger Dream by a length and a quarter.
Kandahar Run had shown promise at Sandown first time out and Cecil said: ”He is still a big baby and he will be a better horse next year.
“He has the right sort of engagements - like the Royal Lodge Stakes and Racing Post Trophy - but whether he is ready for that jump yet is debatable.
“We might well take a softly, softly approach and go for a conditions race - if I can find one.
“They went no pace and Kandahar Run idled in front, but he’ll get more than a mile next year - maybe even a mile and a quarter.”
Ceccil declined to be interviewed before the race by Zoey Bird of At The Races but was happy enough to come before the television camera afterwards.
First Race. THE TORNE VALLEY LTD E.B.F. AHT MAIDEN STAKES
BEAUTIFUL GROUND AT DONCASTER TODAY SAY THE JOCKEYS
Neil Callan, who partnered Tiger Dream, said: “I have never ridden on ground as good.”
Michael Hills, who rode Moville, remarked: “Perfect racing ground.”
Darryll Holland, the rider of Ablaan, said: “Beautiful ground - the best I have ridden on all year.”
Jamie Spencer, on board Full Speed, declared: “Good ground.”
Jimmy Fortune, on Rochefort, declared: “It is nice quick ground.”
Kerrin McEvoy, who partnered House Of Tudor, said: “Good ground - it is lovely.”
Greg Fairley, on Piermarini, said: “It is good - lovely ground.”
Richard Mullen, Johnny Murtagh, Ted Durcan and Ryan Moore all said: “It is beautiful.”
Second Race. THE EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND CARRIE RED FILLIES NURSERY STAKES
HILLS REWARDS SUPPORTERS
Barry Hills makes no secret of the fact that Doncaster is his favourite racecourse, and his legion of followers made an early strike when 5-1 favourite Royal Confidence won the EBF Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery.
Hills was worried whether Royal Confidence, a daughter of the sprinter Royal Applause, would have the stamina to last out the six and a half furlongs, and, doubtless, the air was blue when he saw leading apprentice William Buick hit the front fully two furlongs from home.
However, it was a rough race and Buick had no option but to make an early dash for the line, and Royal Confidence got the youngster out of jail when holding off the Henry Cecil-trained Crystany by a head.
Hills said: “William got there too soon, but Royal Confidence is tough and she saw the trip out better than I thought she would. She will now run in the Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr’s Western meeting.”
Hills last won the EBF Carrie Red Nursery with Out Of Africa in 1999, and had also been successful in the race with Nightbird in 1996 and My Branch the previous year
The Lambourn trainer has been left without a jockey for his Ladbrokes St Leger hope Celestial Halo following Godolphin’s decision to switch Frankie Dettori to Goodwood, but he revealed that his son Richard will now take the mount,
Casting his eyes around the “new” Doncaster, Hills added ”They have done a good job. There will always be a few teething problems, and the pre-parade ring looks a bit small, but overall you have to compliment them. It is a very good grandstand, but it will take time to find your way around.”
Second Race. THE EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND CARRIE RED FILLIES NURSERY STAKES
OWNERS DELIGHTED WITH DONCASTER
Royal Confidence’s owners Derek and Barbara James, delighted to win the EBF Carrie Red Fillies Nursery, were also very happy with the facilities at Doncaster.
Derek said: “ We were nervous beforehand but quietly confident as we felt she was pretty well handicapped. However, I was not at all confident when the photo was called as I wasn’t on the line and when they went by us the other filly seemed to be slightly in front.”
Barbara added: “We owned Never A Doubt her mother and knew Royal Confidence had it in her to win.”
Derek commented: “Royal Confidence is our first home bred so we are particularly pleased with the result.
“We would like to compliment Doncaster. This is the first time we have been here with the new stand and it is very nice. It is one of the best racecourses in the country now - certainly for owners.
“We are just about to jump in the car and drive to Kempton for tonight’s race (the 7.50pm) in which Reeling N’ Rocking is running. Barry (Hills the winning trainer) was more interested in talking tactics for Reeling N’ Rocking than about Royal Confidence.
“We have nine horses in training, a couple with Amanda Perrett and the others with Barry.”
Their best horse currently is Giganticus who is heading for Ascot at the end of the month.
Third Race. THE ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST CONDITIONS STAKES
NEWLY ELECTED AN INSTANT HIT
Newly Elected, who only joined Clive Cox three weeks ago, having won on his debut at Newbury for Ed McMahon, produced an instant return for his new owners, the One Carat Partnership, when winning the Animal Health Trust Stakes.
With 15-8 favourite Ascot Lime, a well-touted newcomer from Sir Michael Stoute’s yard, running no race whatsoever and beating only one home, Newly Elected (3-1) stormed home by a length and a quarter from Internationaldebut, who carried the colours of soccer personalities Willie McKay and Joey Barton.
Cox said: “Ed must take a lot of the credit for this success, and I am just the grateful recipient. Newly Elected is a very nice horse, but he is bound for Hong Kong and he might have one more run for us before getting on the plane.
“The fact that he got the seven furlongs so well has increased our options, but I just want to savour the moment. I rode my first winner here - Swift Palm for Peter Cundell on the final day of the 1981 season - and it has been a lucky course for me.”
Assessing the prospects of his smart juvenile filly Don’t Tell Faith for tomorrow’s May Hill Stakes, Cox added: “She is in good form, and she probably did not run her race in the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket last time. The ground was plenty firm enough, and she did not come down the hill.”
Fourth Race. THE SAMSUNG £300,000 ST LEGER 2YO STAKES
DREAM WAY TO BREAK YOUR MAIDEN
If you are going to break your maiden you might as well do it when the kitty is big, and Dream Eater hit the jackpot at the seventh attempt when landing the £300,000 Samsung St Leger Sales race for Jeff Smith, Andrew Balding and Franny Norton.
Norton received an explosive response when he popped the question to Dream Eater on the far side entering the final furlong, and the grey’s burst of acceleration proved the deciding factor as he held on by a length and a quarter and a head from Achilles of Troy and Copywriter, both of whom raced with the stands’ side group.
This was the third consecutive day that the Smith-Balding-Norton team had celebrated a winner, but it was a real team effort and the Kingsclere trainer stressed that stable apprentice Neil Chalmers and stalls expert Gary Widdiford had played an integral role in the victory.
Balding said: “Neil has done a hell of a job in getting Dream Eater settled, and he deserves an early Christmas present, while Gary, who again went down to the start, has had to use all his skill and patience to get the colt to consent to enter the stalls. He has been very difficult.”
Dream Eater is entered in the Middle Park Stakes, but this was a case of “mission accomplished”, and everything else is now a bonus.
Balding added: “To be fair, Dream Eater has been admirably consistent, and the only time he disappointed us was at Goodwood, where we probably got the tactics wrong.”
This was Smith’s first runner in any sort of Sales race. He explained ”They are not designed for owner-breeders as you can’t enter your home-breds, but David Bowe bought this one for 40,000 guineas as a foal, and this is absolutely fantastic.”
Norton, celebrating one of his biggest pay-days in his long-career, said: ”I knew we had it won at the furlong-pole. I gave him a crack and he took off.”
Fifth Race. THE ALTIUM SCARBROUGH STAKES
GALEOTA BACK FIRING
Galeota might not have been a success at stud, but, returning to what he does best, Richard Hannon’s sprinter showed all his old firepower to win the Altium Scarbrough Stakes.
Like George Washington, Galeota did not take to his stallion duties. Now a gelding, he showed that he has not lost any of his speed and held on by a brave neck from veteran Peace Offering in this Listed race.
Richard Hannon jnr said:”Galeota is a grand horse, and he always has been. Things did not work out for him at stud, but since coming back to us around three months ago he has been as good as gold, and it is great to have him back.
“We tried him over seven furlongs at Warwick last time, but the distance was too far and the ground too rough.
“We will plan his races around the ground, because we don’t want to take any chances. He has retained all his old ability - he was a top two-year-old and he gave Ryan (Moore) his first Group win when landing the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury and then produced a career-best to finish third in the Golden Jubilee at three.
“We will have a look at the Diadem Stakes at Ascot and there is also a race at Newbury, but he could be an exciting horse for next year, so we won’t overdo him.”
Sixth Race. THE BRONCROFT AHT HANDICAP STAKES
THE MOORE THE MERRIER
Ryan Moore only rode his first winner of the season the week before Royal Ascot, but the champion jockey, who broke an arm in a fall at Lingfield in March, has enjoyed a golden summer and he followed up his success on Galeota by winning the Broncroft AHT Handicap on Red Gala, taking his score to 89 and completing a 15.5-1 double in the process.
It was typical Moore, galvanizing Red Gala in the last 300 yards and bringing the well-backed 7-4 favourite home by a length from top weight Fairmile, with Ladies Best, a stablemate of the winner, staying on to be third.
Winning trainer Sir Michael Stoute was absent, but Matthew Sigsford, representing the Freemason Lodge stable, described Red Gala, who defied a 9lb rise for his win at Newbury back in April, as “an improving performer”.
He added “A few niggling problems have kept him off the track since the spring, but he did the job well and it is good to see the horses running so well in what is an important week for us, with such as Regal Flush (Ladbrokes St Leger) and Allegretto (GNER Doncaster Cup) coming up.”
Seventh Race. THE UNICORN ASSET MANAGEMENT AHT CLASSIFIED STAKES
BUCCELLATI COMES GOOD - AT LAST
Buccellati, named after an Italian jeweller, produced a star-studded performance to get up on the line and short-head the trailblazing Soft Morning in the Unicorn Asset Management AHT Classified Stakes.
Andrew Balding’s horse has picked up the reputation of being the bookmaker’s best friend this season, having failed to deliver in a string of top handicaps, but star apprentice William Buick got a great tune out of the three-year-old in the last 200 yards and they got there in the nick of time for the rider to complete a 27/1 double.
Balding said: "That was a thoroughly deserved success. Buccellati has been so unlucky this season, and it would have been cruel if the short-head verdict had gone the other way.
"He has been promising to win one of these handicaps all year, but nothing has gone right for him. We have given him a break since his last race as we felt he had gone a bit stale, but he has bounced back well and I am so pleased for his owners, who live in Australia and got up at 3 o’clock in the morning to cheer him home."
CLERK OF THE COURSE HAPPY WITH DONCASTER GROUND
Jon Pullin, the Doncaster clerk of the course, is very happy with the condition of the track for the opening day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.
He said this morning: “The going is Good to firm, good in places. I am delighted with the condition of the track which should ride slightly easier than for our comeback day on August 17 when we had very positive feedback. Hopefully, there will be the same sort of feedback today.
“Some Irish horses, who stayed in the racecourse stables overnight, exercised on outer parts of the track this morning and reported perfect conditions.
“The GoingStick reading today averages at 9.0. We have been watering since August 17, putting on 60 millimetres in total, with the most recent application from our Briggs boom irrigator finishing at 2pm yesterday.
“The weather forecast indicates it will be dry for the rest of the week with temperatures in the 20's centigrade. As far as watering during the meeting goes, we will see what the jockeys and trainers say today and then make a decision. It is likely we will water overnight at some point.
“The last four furlongs are very even across the track, helped by the regrading work carried out while the redevelopment was going on, and I don’t anticipate draw bias.”
SPORT MEETS ART AS SHEFFIELD SILVER MAKES HISTORY AT THE DONCASTER ST LEGER
The new grandstand is not the only addition at the Doncaster St Leger Festival that racegoers will see - as there is also a new permanent trophy to celebrate the final Classic.
The honour of creating the new Ladbrokes St Leger trophy was awarded to Sheffield Hallam University designer and senior lecturer Chris Knight, thanks to a unique collaboration between the racecourse, the South Yorkshire Tourism Board, the Sheffield Assay Office and the university.
Knight and his team are at the forefront of a renaissance in metalworking and silversmithing in the city, connecting Sheffield’s illustrious metalworking heritage to its current status as a creative hub.
The unique creation, the first sporting trophy to be designed and created by a UK university, coincides with the return of the Ladbrokes St Leger to Doncaster after a year's break after a £32-million redevelopment. The overall concept behind the new Ladbrokes St Leger Trophy was to produce a classic yet modern piece of silverware that had the ability to be re-designed or reinvigorated each year.
The trophy’s design reflects the beauty of the sport and the tradition of a region. The main dish represents a large white (silver) Yorkshire Rose with gold detailing, the rim of which will be engraved with the names of the winning horses. The main dish has been hand wrought from a large disc of silver taking over five weeks to produce using traditional hand skills. Growing from the centre are three rings of flames made of gold plated silver. The flames were inspired by and represent the industry of the region and the three rings are not only symbolic of the race being for three-year-old thoroughbreds and the final leg of the Triple Crown, but was also inspired by an old Yorkshire flag that illustrated a white rose encircled by flames.
An innovative centrepiece will be removed and presented to the owners of the winning horse on Saturday. Each year a new contemporary designer silversmith will be commissioned to design a new centre, thus re-interpreting and invigorating the main trophy through the coming years.
Knight will manage the commissioning of a new central section each year to ensure the trophy remains continuously innovative. He explained: “It’s a really unique piece and a historic event for the racing community so I’m keen to get it absolutely right. I’m also very pleased to be commissioning a new designer each year to make the central section. That’s something that’s never been tried before on a UK sporting trophy and Doncaster should be commended for going with such an innovative idea.”
Sheffield Assay Master, Ashley Carson, is thrilled with the final product. He said: “The trophy is an outstanding piece of silverware. The piece is proof of the outstanding talent we have in this city. I am delighted that it will bear the Sheffield Assay Office Hallmark.”
As one of the UK’s leading designer-silversmiths, Knight is represented in many public and private collections including the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs. In 2002 Knight formed Si Applied Ltd, a partnership with designers Brett Payne and Keith Tyssen, through which they designed the region’s largest individual piece of public art; the ‘Cutting Edge’ in Sheaf Square, Sheffield.
Other designers in Knight’s St Leger team include Sheffield Hallam graduates Owen Waterhouse and Sarah Denny, who not only assisted in the making of the piece but also helped with the initial high-tech computer-aided design process. Three further recent BA graduates from the metal work and jewellery course assisted in the manufacture of the piece; Sarah Stevenson, Stefan Tooke and Nick Palmer.
DONCASTER DREAM GOES ON FOR RACECOURSE EXPERTS FWP
The return of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival marks another major milestone in the regeneration of Doncaster, but it is by no means the end of the story for racecourse and stadium designers Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP).
Its expert team is already hard at work on the next phase in the project to create a top 21st Century racing venue at Doncaster - a fantastic £17.5-million four-star hotel overlooking the historic Yorkshire course that is set to be an odds-on winner.
FWP architecture and design practice has been involved in major racing developments across the UK and has earned an excellent reputation for its design work in the sporting sector.
The firm, which has offices in Preston and Manchester, designed Doncaster’s new state-of-the-art grandstand and stabling which is officially opened today by the Princess Royal.
It has also acted as overall project manager and quantity surveyor for the complete and extensive regeneration of the racecourse.
With the £32-million first phase successfully completed for this year's Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, FWP is now driving forward Doncaster's luxury hotel plan.
The hotel, with 123 bedrooms over five floors, will be topped by 34 residential apartments on three upper floors with fantastic views down the home straight. These are to be marketed as some of the most sought-after new homes in Yorkshire.
The FWP design, which has been granted planning permission, also includes major bar and restaurant facilities on the ground floor - with glass walls allowing views onto the track.
Neil Ainsworth, partner at FWP, said: “This redevelopment is ready to take the historic St Leger Festival into a new era.
“We are delighted everything is in place for the Ladbrokes St Leger. The new grandstand and course facilities we have created at Doncaster are among the best in British racing.
“The new exhibition centre coupled with next phase of the plan will allow Arena Leisure, owners of the course, to significantly widen their corporate ambitions at Doncaster and the hotel and conferencing facilities are going to play a major part in the racecourse’s future.
“We have created plans for a really distinctive hotel complex, with great views over the course. It really is going to be a pleasure to stay there.
“The inclusion in the plans of luxury apartments with clear views down the home straight will create distinctive properties with great views of the racing.”
FWP has a growing reputation in the racing industry and has been involved in projects at Lingfield Park, Aintree and Haydock Park racecourses.
The firm is also heavily involved in the redevelopment of Championship football team Preston North End’s Deepdale ground and a proposed £80-million regeneration of Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park home, which aims to spark wider regeneration of the area. It has also carried out work for a number of top rugby clubs.
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.05pm TORNE VALLEY LTD EBF AHT MAIDEN STAKES
£10,000 guaranteed, 1m straight, (Class 4) For 2yo which are EBF eligible weights colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb Entries 45 pay £30 Penalty Value 1st £6,477; 2nd £1,927; 3rd £963; 4th £481
1 KANDAHAR RUN (Ammerland Verwaltung Gmbh & Co Kg) Henry Cecil 2-9-03 Ted Durcan  7/2
2 TIGER DREAM (A Bailey, J Duddy, T Marnane, B McDonald) Kevin Ryan 2-9-03 Neil Callan  5/1
3 ROCHEFORT (IRE) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune  15/8f
4 PIERMARINI (Sheikh Mohammed) Mark Johnston 2-9-03 Greg Fairley 
5 MOVILLE (IRE) (John Grant) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Michael Hills 
6 ANGEL ROCK (IRE) (Tenuta Dorna Di Montaltuzzo Srl) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-03 Ryan Moore 
7 MIKHAIL FOKINE (IRE) (Sue Magnier & The Sangster Family) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-03 Johnny Murtagh 
8 ABLAAN (USA) (Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Aal Maktoum) Mike De Kock SAF 2-9-03 Darryll Holland 
9 FULL SPEED (GER) (P Carr) Alan Swinbank 2-9-03 Jamie Spencer 
10 HOUSE OF TUDOR (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-03 Kerrin McEvoy 
11 REAL PEARL (T & M Holdcroft) Tim Easterby 2-9-03 Richard Mullen 
Distances: 1 1/4, 1 3/4, 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 3/4, hd, 1/2, 1, 3/4, 8
Time: 1m 39.00s
Breeder: Britton House Stud
Breeding: gr c Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Kenmist (Kenmare)
Totes: Win: £3.90 Places: £1.50, £1.80, £1.40 Exacta: £22.40
Winning trainer:-Name: Cecil, Henry Richard Amherst Born: January 11, 1943, Aberdeen Scotland Trains at Warren Place Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1969 First winner: Celestial Cloud (Ripon, May 17, 1969) Previous Occupation: Assistant to stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort British Classic wins: (24) 1000 Guineas (1979 One In A Million, 1981 Fairy Footsteps, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1996 Bosra Sham, 1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), 2000 Guineas (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow), Vodafone Derby (1985 Slip Anchor, 1987 Reference Point, 1993 Commander In Chief, 1999 Oath), Vodafone Oaks (1985 Oh So Sharp, 1988 Diminuendo, 1989 Snow Bride, 1996 Lady Carla, 1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2000 Love Divine, 2007 Light Shift), St Leger (1980 Light Cavalry, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Reference Point, 1989 Michelozzo) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1979 and 1980 Le Moss, 1981 and 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Canadian International (1998 Royal Anthem), Champion Stakes (1988 Indian Skimmer, 1996 Bosra Sham), Coral-Eclipse (1969 Wolver Hollow, 1976 Wollow, 1978 Gunner B), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Dewhurst Stakes (1975 Wollow, 1982 Diesis), Falmouth Stakes (1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom), Fillies’ Mile (1978 Formulate, 1984 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Diminuendo, 1988 Tessla, 1995 Bosra Sham, 1996 Reams Of Verse), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1988 Diminuendo d.h., 1999 Ramruma, 1989 Alydaress), Irish Derby (1989 Old Vic, 1993 Commander In Chief), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1973 Cloonagh), Juddmonte International (1976 Wollow, 1999 Royal Anthem), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1987 Reference Point, 1990 Belmez, 1994 King’s Theatre), Middle Park Stakes (1981 Cajun, 1982 Diesis), Prix Royal-Oak (1981 Ardross, 1986 El Cuite), Prix du Jockey-Club (1989 Old Vic), Prix de Diane (1987 Indian Skimmer, 1990 Rafha), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1979 Kris), Racing Post Trophy (1969 Approval, 1975 Take Your Place, 1979 Hello Gorgeous, 1982 Dunbeath, 1984 Lanfranco, 1986 Reference Point, 1989 Be My Chief, 1990 Peter Davies, 1992 Armiger, 1993 King’s Theatre), St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian; 1998 Dr Fong), Sussex Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 1979 Kris, 1994 Distant View, 1997 Ali-Royal), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Yorkshire Oaks (1979 Connaught Bridge, 1988 Diminuendo, 1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruna) Wins in a season (1984-2006): 108: 132: 115: 180: 112: 117 : 111: 119: 109: 94: 76: 83: 113: 78: 100: 65: 62: 48: 30: 25: 21: 12; 25 Horses in training (1969-2007): 41; 62; 80; 89; 76; 90; 84; 80; 113; 101; 115; 134; 139; 145; 154; 152; 162; 169; 181; 177; 172; 174 ; 163; 165; 164; 208; 176; 186; 188; 191; 169; 157; 122; 83; 73; 56; 55; 78 Royal Ascot wins: 70 First Royal Ascot winner: Queen Alexandra Stakes (1970 Parthenon). Major Royal Ascot winners: St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian, 1998 Dr Fong), Gold Cup (1979 & 1980 Le Moss, 1981 & 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1977 Lucky Wednesday, 1978 Gunner B, 1992 Perpendicular, 1993 Placerville, 1997 Bosra Sham), Queen Anne Stakes (1981 Belmont Bay, 1982 Mr Fluorocarbon, 1983 Valiyar, 1984 Trojan Fen) Other details: Champion trainer 10 times (1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993) Wins in 2007: 31
Winning jockey:-Name: Durcan, Thomas Edward (Ted) Born: February 25, 1973 Married: to Sue, who works for the Godolphin website Background: Apprenticed to Jack Berry, went to ride work for Paddy Rudkin in Dubai in 1997, having lost claim in England and believing that it would be impossible without the allowance Other details: Champion jockey in Dubai 1999/2000 (58 wins), 2000/2001 (56 wins), 2001/2002 (56 wins), 2003/2004 (39 wins), 2004/2005 (44 wins), 2006/2007 (33 wins) British Classic Wins: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2007 Light Shift) Big Race Wins include: Cheshire Oaks (2004 Hidden Hope, 2007 Light Shift), Dubai Duty Free (Rhythm Band, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), Godolphin Mile (Conflict, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), John Smith’s Stakes (2006 Pinpoint), Oak Tree Stakes (2005 Majestic Desert), Predominate Stakes (2006 Championship Point), Premio Roma (2003 Imperial Dancer), Prix Morny (2005 Silca’s Sister), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2003 Somnus), St Simon Stakes (2003 Imperial Dancer) Wins in Britain (2000 to 2006): 23, 54, 58, 29, 40, 60, 71 Wins in 2007: 62 Number Of Royal Ascot Winners: (3) First Royal Ascot Winner: Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point) All Royal Ascot Winners: Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point), Queen Mary Stakes (2005 Flashy Wings), Coventry Stakes (2006 Hellvelyn)
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.40pm EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND CARRIE RED FILLIES’ NURSERY
£40,000 guaranteed, 6 1/2f, (Class 2) For 2yo which are EBF eligible Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum Weight 7st 12lb Penalties after September 1, each race won 6lb Kay Es Jay’s Handicap Mark 100 Entries 38 pay £100 Penalty Value 1st £25,908; 2nd £7,708; 3rd £3,852; 4th £1,924
1 ROYAL CONFIDENCE (D James) Barry Hills 2-8-02 William Buick (3)  5/1f
2 CRYSTANY (IRE) (Ballygallon Stud Limited) Henry Cecil 2- 8-06ow1lb Ted Durcan  6/1
3 CRISTAL CLEAR (IRE) (Jennifer Pallister) Tim Easterby 2-8-07 David Allan  15/2
4 BROKEN APPLAUSE (IRE) (Rob Lloyd Racing Ltd) Richard Fahey 2-8-06 Paul Hanagan  20/1
5 SERENA'S STORM (IRE) (Bobby Donworth) John Quinn 2-8-00 Jimmy Quinn  20/1
6 SOPHIE'S GIRL (Iraj Parvizi) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-7-09 Martin Geran (7) 
7 MISS BOOTYLISHES (Helen Adams) Andrew Haynes 2-8-02ow9lb Kevin Ghunowa (5) 
8 CLOSE TO PARADISE (IRE) (Mrs G Rupert) Ed Dunlop 2-7-12 Paul Fessey 
9 KAY ES JAY (FR) (Steve Jenkins) Barry Hills 2-9-07 Michael Hills 
10 DRESDEN DOLL (USA) (Sheikh Mawan Al Maktoum) Michael Bell 2-7-09 Luke Morris (5) 
11 ANOSTI (Theobalds Stud) Kevin Ryan 2-8-13 Neil Callan 
12 GEESTRING (IRE) (Mrs J Powell) Richard Hannon 2-7-12 Frannie Norton 
13 JENNIFERS JOY (IRE) (Liam Mulryan) Mick Channon 2-7-12 Nicky Mackay 
14 MEY BLOSSOM (Waz Developments Ltd) Richard Whitaker 2-8-00 Natalia Gemelova (5) 
15 LA CHICALUNA (The Living Legend Racing Parnership II) James Given 2-7-13 Paul Quinn 
16 MISS FIREFLY (ROA Racing Partnership VI) Mick Channon 2-8-02ow4lb Tadhg O'Shea 
17 HAWK EYED LADY (IRE) (A Spence) Jamie Osborne 2-7-12 David Kinsella 
18 BOHOBE (IRE) (P Horton, M Beadle & I Booth) James Given 2-7-12 Jamie Mackay 
19 AMAZING SPIRIT (R Budge) Vicky Haigh 2-7-12 J Frankie McDonald 
Non-runners: 11 Fly Kiss (vet’s certificate), 20 Leading Edge (vc)
Distances: hd, 3/4, nk, 3/4, 1/2, hd, nk, nk, 1 1/4, sh, nk, 1/2, sh, 1 1/4, nk, 3, 3/4, 12
Time: 1m 17.42s
Breeder: D M James
Breeding: b f Royal Applause - Never A Doubt (Night Shift)
Totes: Win: £6.30 Places: £2.10; £2.30; £2.10; £5.90 Exacta: £28.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (4) 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Betfred Sprint Cup (2007 Red Clubs), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House, 1999 Distant Music), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Chester Vase (1979 Cracaval, 1973 Proverb, 1999 Peshtigo, 2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Dee Stakes (1970 Golden Monad, 1972 Our Mirage, 1973 Natsun, 1975 Ravel, 1979 Two Of Diamonds, 1985 Infantry, 1987 Sir Harry Lewis, 1989 Free Sweater, 1990 Blue Stag, 1998 Prolix, 2002 Sohaib), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Diadem Stakes (2006 Red Clubs), Falmouth Stakes (1976 Duboff), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1972, 1973 Rheingold), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir, 2006 Red Clubs), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Lowther stakes (2006 Silk Blossom), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Shelbourne Hotels Goffs 500 (2006 Silk Blossom), Sunn Chariot Stakes (2006 Spinning Queen); Sussex Stakes (1990 Distant Relative), Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1987 Chaudennay, 1992 Aquamarine, 1994 Bolas, 1998 High And Low, 1999 Valentine Girl, 2005 Alumni) Wins in 2007: 68 Wins in a season (1987-2006): 96: 93: 73: 113: 99: 63: 39: 44: 74: 84: 79: 78: 109: 72: 107: 91: 107: 82: 101; 103 Horses in training (1984-2007): 107, 125, 139, 131, 140, 152, 175, 159, 129, n/a, 113, 120, 130, 137, 145, 150, 148, 160, 167, 168, 186, 148, 163, 153 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn Royal Ascot Wins: 20 Major Royal Ascot Wins: Hardwicke Stakes (1973 Rheingold), Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), St James’s Palce Stakes (1986 Sure Blade), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1997 Royal Applause), King Edward VII Stakes (2001 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (2005 Maids Causeway), Coventry Stakes (2005 Red Clubs)
Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Age: 18 Born: Norway Background: Apprenticed to Andrew Balding. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 Wins in 2006: 10 Wins in 2007: 54 Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile) Other Big Race Wins: National Bank Of Dubai Cup (2007 The Illies), Addleshaw Goddard Stakes (2007 The Illies)
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.10pm ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST CONDITIONS STAKES
£10,000 guaranteed, 7f, (Class 4) For 2yo which have not won a Class 1or 2 race Weights colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb Penalties for each class 5 race won 2lb; for each class 4 race won 4lb; for each class 3 race won 6lb (nursery handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 12lb) Allowances horses which have never run 3lb Entries 34 pay £30 Penalty Value 1st £6,232; 2nd £1,866; 3rd £933; 4th £467; 5th £233; 6th £117
1 NEWLY ELECTED (IRE) (One Carat Partnership) Clive Cox 2-9-02 Johnny Murtagh  3/1
2 INTERNATIONALDEBUT (IRE) (Willie McKay & Joey Barton) Danny Murphy 2-8-09 Jamie Spencer  14/1
3 BAZERGAN (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Kerrin McEvoy  33/1
4 CIGALAS (Mrs A Gurney, Lord Vestey, Cavendish Inv) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills 
5 WOOLFALL TREASURE (J Bower) George Margarson 2-8-12 Neil Callan 
6 ASCOT LIME (R Ahamad & P Scott) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-09 Ryan Moore  15/8f
7 FLIGHT PLAN (Mrs Charles Cyzer) Charles Cyzer 2-8-12 Simon Whitworth 
Distances: 1 1/4, hd, 1 1/2, 1/2, sh, 1 1/4
Time: 1m 26.80s
Breeder: R Ernst & Castletown Std
Breeding: b c Acclamation - Assafiyah (IRE) (Kris)
Totes: Win: £3.40 Places: £2.00; £3.30 Exacta: £29.60
Winning trainer:- Name: Cox, Clive Born: May 14, 1964 Trains at: Beechdown Farm, Sheepdrove, Lambourn, Berks Former Occupation: Professional jump and Flat jockey recording 80 winners in ten years. Rode for Peter Cundell on the Flat and Oliver Sherwood over Jumps. Started dual-purpose training from a farm in Wootton Bassett in 1992, having previously run a livery yard in Lambourn for several years. He was forced to quit a year later due to the recession, having saddled three winners, joining Mikey Heaton-Ellis’ yard near Swindon as assistant trainer. He worked for him for seven years before taking out a trainer’s licence again in 1999 upon Heaton-Ellis’ death from motor neurone disease. First Winner On Return To Training: Bet Direct On Racing Channel Text Page 372 Handicap, March 14, 2000, Southwell Other Major Wins Include: Dubai Duty Free Cup (2005 New Seeker), Dubai Duty Free Handicap (2003 & 2004 Ionian Spring), Gosforth Park Cup (2005 Out After Dark), London Clubs International Handicap (2006 Dunelight), Tote International (2003 & 2005 New Seeker), Portland Handicap (2005 Out After Dark), Prix Le Fabuleux (2003 Lago D’Orta), On The House Stakes (2007 Dunelight) Wins on Flat in 2000-06: 3; 8; 11; 14; 16; 23; 25 Wins in 2007: 26 Horses In Training (2004-2007): 30; 34; 50; 65 Royal Ascot Wins (2): Britannia Stakes (2003 New Seeker), Royal Hunt Cup (2005 New Seeker)
Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Based: Moattown, Kildalkey, Co Meath and Newmarket Born: May 14, 1970 First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (4): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar) Big Race Wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel); Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Falmouth Stakes (2004 & 2005 Soviet Song), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix de l’Opera (1995 Timarida, 2000 Petrushka), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn); Diadem Stakes (1998 Bianconi, 2001 Nice One Clare, 2005 Baron’s Pit), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn) Other details: Champion Irish apprentice in 1989, champion jockey in Ireland 1995 and 1998, has also been champion in Dubai Wins in Britain 1999-2006: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0 Wins in Britain 2007: 14 Royal Ascot wins: (22) Coronation Stakes (June 21, 1995, Ridgewood Pearl); Gold Cup (June 17, 1999, Enzeli, June 21, 2001 Royal Rebel, June 20, 2002, Royal Rebel), St James’s Palace Stakes (June 19, 2001, Black Minnaloushe), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (June 20, 2000, Katiykha), Ascot Handicap Stakes (June 21, 2000, Barba Papa), Golden Jubilee (June 22, 2000, Superior Premium, 2003 Choisir, 2007 Soldier’s Tale), King George V Handicap (June 21, 2001, Beekeeper), Ribblesdale Stakes (June 21, 2001, Sahara Slew), Wokingham Handicap (June 22, 2001 Nice One Clare), Queen Anne Stakes (June 18, 2002 No Excuse Needed), King Edward VII Stakes (June 21, 2002, Balakheri), Windsor Castle Stakes (June 21, 2002, Revenue), King’s Stand Stakes (June 17, 2003, Choisir), Hampton Court Stakes (June 19, 2003, Persian Majesty), Jersey Stakes (June 15, 2005, Proclamation), Queen Alexandra Stakes (June 18, 2005, Cruzspiel), Queen Mary Stakes (2007 Elletelle), Britannia Handicap (2007 Eddie Jock) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2001 (5 wins); 2002 (4 wins)
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm SAMSUNG £300,000 ST LEGER 2YO STAKES
£300,000 guaranteed For 2yo whose sire established one or more yearling sales in at the main flat bred and mixed public auction sales held in Europe and North America during 2006, as compiled by Weatherbys Weights (determined by median price of sire’s yearlings sold at themain public auction sales held in Europe and North America in 2006) up to 7,000 gns 8st 3lb; over 7,000gns to 14,000gns 8st 6lb; over 14,000gns to 21,000gns 8st 9lb; over 21,000gns to 28,000gns 8st 12lb; over 28,000gns to 35,000gns 9st; over 35,000gns 9st 2lb Penalties a winner after of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or 2 race 8lb Allowances fillies 5lb Entries 449 pay £500 1ST Forfeit 263 pay £600 2nd Forfeit 109 pay £600 Confirmed 84 pay £300 Penalty value 1st £191,533.25; 2nd £76,613.30; 3rd £38,306.65; 4th £19,133.88; 5th £9,566.94; 9,566.94
1 DREAM EATER (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 2-8-12 Frannie Norton  15/2
2 ACHILLES OF TROY (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-02 Johnny Murtagh 10/1
3 COPYWRITER (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune  16/1
4 REEL GIFT (G Battocchi & Anna Doyle) Richard Hannon 2-7-12 William Buick  5/1f
5 LINDORO (Karyl Harris) Walter Swinburn 2-9-00t Adam Kirby  66/1
6 OASIS WIND (Alfiya Shaykhutdinova) Paul Cole 2-9-02 Jamie Spencer 
7 PAVEROC (Uplands Acquisitions Limited) Stan Moore 2-9-00 Neil Callan 
8 LEANDROS (FR) (Tenela Investments Limited) Ger Lyons IRE 2-9-02 Willie Supple 
9 MISTER HARDY (The Cosmic Cases) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Paul Hanagan 
10 JOHAR JAMAL (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-7-12 Jimmy Quinn 
11 NIKINDI (IRE) (J Wells, R Ambrose & H Wilson) Stan Moore 2-8-06 Steve Carson 
12 CARLETON (Capital) Mick Channon 2-8-03 Richard Mullen 
13 QUEST FOR SUCCESS (IRE) (Rob Lloyd Racing Limited) Richard Fahey 2-8-09 Tony Hamilton 
14 DELLINI (IRE) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Darryll Holland 
15 TADALAVIL (A Parrish) Mick Channon 2-8-09 Ted Durcan 
16 CORDELL (IRE) (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-02 Ryan Moore 
17 ELLMAU (Premspace Ltd) Eoghan O'Neill 2-8-09 Chris Catlin 
18 THUNDER BAY (The Abercrombie Partnership) Mick Channon 2-8-03 Tadhg O'Shea 
19 GRYLLS (USA) (Mrs J Powell) Richard Hannon 2-8-09 Pat Dobbs 
20 JEBEL TARA (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-09 Kerrin McEvoy 
21 HONEY MONSTER (IRE) (James Longley & R Budge) Vicky Haigh 2-8-09 Tom Queally 
22 NACHO LIBRE (Ronnie Arculli & John Grant) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills 
Distances: 1 1/4, hd, 1 1/4, 1, nk, nk, 1/2, hd, sh, 1/2, nk, sh, 1 1/4, nk, 1 1/2, 1/2, nk, 1/2, nk, 1, hd
Time: 1m 17.51s
Breeder: Stone Ridge Farm
Breeding: gr c Night Shift (USA) - Kapria (FR) (Simon Du Desert)
Totes: Win: £9.20 Places: £2.80; £3.90; £4.70 Exacta: £138.80
Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. Previously worked for uncle, Toby Balding, and assisted Lynda Ramsden for two years. Sister is Clare Balding, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung £300,000 St Leger 2YO Stakes (2007 Dream Eater), Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Number of horses in training (2003-2007): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120 Number of wins in a season (2003-2006): 54; 48; 40; 48 Wins in 2007: 25 Royal Ascot wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile)
Winning jockey:-Name: Norton, Francis Born: July 28, 1970 Big Race Wins Include: Ebor Handicap (1991 Deposki), Cambridgeshire (1999 She’s Our Mare), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Calsberg Stand Cup (2006 Foxhaven), Coral Sprint Trophy (2006 Rising Shadow), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2006 Princess Iris), Badener Meile (2007 Banknote), Samsung £300,000 St Leger 2YO Stakes (207 Dream Eater) Wins (1991-2006): 37, 37, 24, 11, 23, 17, 22, 40, 47, 77, 82, 39, 68, 62, 70, 82 Wins in 2007: 37 Royal Ascot Wins: (3) Britannia Stakes (June 22, 2000, El Gran Papa, June 21, 2001, Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2007 Binanti) First Royal Ascot Winner: Britannia Stakes (June 22, 2000, El Gran Papa)
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm ALTIUM SCARBROUGH STAKES (LISTED)
£30,000 guaranteed, 5f, (Class 1) For 2yo+ Weights 2yo colts and geldings 8st 3lb; fillies 7st 12lb 3yo colts and geldings 9st 8lb; fillies 9st 3lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 9lb; fillies 9st 4lb Penalties in 2007, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 7lb Weight For Age 2 from 3yo 22lb 3 from 4yo+ 1lb Entries 30 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £17,781; 2nd £6,723; 3rd £3,360; 4th £1,680
1 GALEOTA (IRE) (Robin Blunt) Richard Hannon 5-9-09 Ryan Moore  5/1
2 PEACE OFFERING (IRE) (Lady O’Reilly) David Nicholls 7-10-00 Adrian Nicholls  7/1
3 CONQUEST (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXXVIII) William Haggas 3-9-08t Jimmy Fortune  8/1
4 GREEN MANALISHI (T Fawcett, S McCarthy, J Bennan & J Smith) Kevin Ryan 6-9-12 Neil Callan  9/2f
5 DRAYTON (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa & Club Ism) Mike De Kock SAF 3-9-08 Johnny Murtagh 
6 PIVOTAL'S PRINCESS (IRE) (R Bedding) Ed McMahon 5-9-04 Darryll Holland 
7 HOGMANEIGH (IRE) (Lucille Bone) Stuart Williams 4-9-09 Jamie Spencer 
8 MORINQUA (IRE) (The Living Legend Racing Partnership) James Given 3-9-03 Tom Queally 
9 PERFECT PAULA (USA) (Gold Group International Ltd) Brian Meehan 2-7-12 Jimmy Quinn 
Distances: nk, 2 1/2, 3/4, 3/4, nk, sh, nk, nk
Breeder: W Maxwell Irvine
Breeding: b g Mujadil (USA) - Refined (IRE) (Statoblest)
Totes: Win: £5.90 Places: £2.10; £2.50; £3.10 Exacta: £41.50
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Prix de Ris Orangis (2006 Presto Shinko), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink) Number of horses in training (1985-2007): 67: 75: 74: 80: 85: 107: 131: 139: 155: 178: 167: 155: 149: 145: 155: 162: 147: 169: 169: 149: 169; 163 Number of wins in a season (1982-2006):38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126: 154: 182: 112: 115: 109: 94: 108: 123: 135: 110: 121: 122: 113: 145; 127 Wins in 2007: 112 Royal Ascot wins: 21 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink)
Winning Jockey :- Name: Moore, Ryan Lee Born: September 18, 1983 Other Details: Apprenticed to Richard Hannon having previously been with his father Gary at Woodingdean in Brighton. Champion jockey for the first time in 2006 with 180 winners. Suffered a complex fracture of his right arm in a fall at Lingfield on March 16, 2007, and missed three months of the season.. First winner: Mersey Beat (Land Rover Defender Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle, Towcester, May 15, 2000) First Group One Win: Notnowcato (2006 Juddmonte International Stakes) Major Wins: Celebration Mile (2005 Chic, 2007 Echelon); totesport Cesarewitch (2002 Miss Fara); Dubai International Airport World Trophy (2004, 2005 The Tatling); Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato); Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej); Further Flight Stakes (2006 Frank Sonata); Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2006 Admiral’s Cruise, 2007 Papal Bull); Henry II Stakes (2006 Tungsten Strike); Juddmonte International Stakes (2006 Notnowcato); Lancashire Oaks (2006 Allegretto); Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon); Mill Reef Stakes (2004 Galeota); Skybet York Stakes (2006 Best Alibi); Steventon Stakes (2006 Tam Lin); totesport.com Winter Hill Stakes (2006 Tam Lin), £250,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (2006 Caldra), ABN Amro Goodwood Cup (2007 Allegretto) Number of Wins 2002-06: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey) Wins in 2007: 88
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.55pm BRONCROFT AHT HANDICAP
£30,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f 60y, For 3yo+ rated 96-110 (also open to such horses rated 95 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 11lb Minimum Wight 8st 11lb, 3yo 8st 4lb Penalties after September 1, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 7lb Fairmile’s Handicap Mark 105 Entries 16 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £19,431; 2nd £5,781; 3rd £2,889; 4th £1,443
1 RED GALA (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-13 Ryan Moore  7/4f
2 FAIRMILE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-11 Kerrin McEvoy  5/1
3 LADIES BEST (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-05 Ted Durcan  10/1
4 ALL THE GOOD (IRE) (Future In Mind Partnership) Gerard Butler 4-9-02 Johnny Murtagh 
5 BENANDONNER (USA) (J Parsons & Sinead Parsons) Richard Fahey 4-8-11 Paul Hanagan 
6 HEAVEN KNOWS (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 4-8-11 Richard Hills 
7 STAR OF LIGHT (J Widdows) Brian Meehan 6-9-01 Jimmy Fortune 
8 CHANTACO (USA) (The Pink Hat Racing Partnership) Andrew Balding 5-8-08 William Buick (3) 
Distances: 1, 1/2, hd, 4, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, 4
Time: 2m 04.81s
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd
Breeding: b c Sinndar (IRE) - Red Camelia (Polar Falcon)
Totes: Win: £2.20 Places: £1.40; £1.80; £2.80 Exacta: £10.10
Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones British Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1981 -Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2007 Mountain High), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Wins in a season (1984-2006): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107 Horses in training (1985-2007): 145: 142: 142: 170: 186: 191: n\a: 171: 147: 157 : 159: 159: 162: 162: 173: 190: 185: 181: 190: 184: 189: n/a; n/a Wins in 2007: 86 Royal Ascot Wins: 56 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy), King Edward VII Stakes (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1991 Saddler’s Hall, 1994 Foyer, 2002 Balakheri, 2006 Papal Bull), Hardwicke Stakes (1986 Dihistan, 1991 & 1992 Rock Hopper, 2006 & 2007 Maraahel) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket
Winning Jockey :- Name: Moore, Ryan Lee Born: September 18, 1983 Other Details: Apprenticed to Richard Hannon having previously been with his father Gary at Woodingdean in Brighton. Champion jockey for the first time in 2006 with 180 winners. Suffered a complex fracture of his right arm in a fall at Lingfield on March 16, 2007, and missed three months of the season.. First winner: Mersey Beat (Land Rover Defender Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle, Towcester, May 15, 2000) First Group One Win: Notnowcato (2006 Juddmonte International Stakes) Major Wins: Celebration Mile (2005 Chic, 2007 Echelon); totesport Cesarewitch (2002 Miss Fara); Dubai International Airport World Trophy (2004, 2005 The Tatling); Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato); Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej); Further Flight Stakes (2006 Frank Sonata); Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2006 Admiral’s Cruise, 2007 Papal Bull); Henry II Stakes (2006 Tungsten Strike); Juddmonte International Stakes (2006 Notnowcato); Lancashire Oaks (2006 Allegretto); Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon); Mill Reef Stakes (2004 Galeota); Skybet York Stakes (2006 Best Alibi); Steventon Stakes (2006 Tam Lin); totesport.com Winter Hill Stakes (2006 Tam Lin), £250,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (2006 Caldra), ABN Amro Goodwood Cup (2007 Allegretto) Number of Wins 2002-06: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey) Wins in 2007: 89
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.30pm UNICORN ASSET MANAGEMENT AHT CLASSIFIED STAKES
£18,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f 60y, (Class 3) For 3yo+ Rated 0-85 Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb (for horses reassessed since publication of the qualifying rating list entry, the excess in any rating above the rating band shall be added to the weights stated) Penalties after September 1, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 7lb Entries 31 pay £50 Penalty Value 1st £11,217.60; 2nd £3,358.80; 3rd £1,679.40; 4th £840.60; 5th £419.40; 6th £210.60
1 BUCCELLATI (P & J McMahon) Andrew Balding 3-8-08v William Buick (3)  7/2
2 SOFT MORNING (Kirsten Rausing) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-08 Seb Sanders  7/1
3 LISATHEDADDY (Patricia Wilson) Brendan Powell 5-8-12 Richard Kingscote (3)  20/1
4 RESONATE (IRE) (S Langride) Tony Newcombe 9-9-04 Tom Queally 
5 FUSILI (IRE) (Nigel Shields) Nick Littmoden 4-9-01 Neil Callan 
6 HASSAAD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 4-9-04t Richard Hills 
7 COLLATERAL DAMAGE (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XXV) Tim Easterby 4-9-04t David Allan 
8 PARISIAN DREAM (Jack Hanson) Barry Hills 3-8-11 Jamie Spencer 
9 ALONG THE NILE (William Hoey) Keith Reveley 5-9-04 Paul Hanagan 
10 RAVARINO (USA) (Gainsborough) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-08 Ryan Moore  9/4f
11 BLUE SPINNAKER (IRE) (G Sparkes, G Hart, S Hurst & T Dewhirst) Mick Easterby 8-8-11 N Lawes (7)
12 LUCAYAN DANCER (James Greaves) David Nicholls 7-9-04 Adrian Nicholls 
Non-runners: 6 Nawamees (vc), 9 Lemonette (vc)
Distances: sh, 1 3/4, nk, 1, 1, nk, 3/4, 1/2, 1 1/2, 21/2, nk
Time: 2m 07.59s
Breeder: Burton Agnes Stud Co Ltd
Breeding: ch c Soviet Star (USA) - Susi Wong (IRE)
Totes: Win: £4.20 Places: £1.50; £2.50; £4.10 Exacta: £32.60
Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. Previously worked for uncle, Toby Balding, and assisted Lynda Ramsden for two years. Sister is Clare Balding, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung £300,000 St Leger 2YO Stakes (207 Dream Eater), Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Number of horses in training (2003-2007): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120 Number of wins in a season (2003-2006): 54; 48; 40; 48 Wins in 2007: 26 Royal Ascot wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile)
Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Age: 18 Born: Norway Background: Apprenticed to Andrew Balding. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 Wins in 2006: 10 Wins in 2007: 55 Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile) Other Big Race Wins: National Bank Of Dubai Cup (2007 The Illies), Addleshaw Goddard Stakes (2007 The Illies)
LEADING JOCKEY AT THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY ONE
Name 1st 2nd 3rd
William Buick 2 - -
Ryan Moore 2 - -
Ted Durcan 1 1 1
Johnny Murtagh 1 1 -
Frannie Norton 1 - -
Kerrin McEvoy - 1 1
Neil Callan - 1 -
Adrian Nicholls - 1 -
Seb Sanders - 1 -
Jamie Spencer - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - - 3
David Allan - - 1
Richard Kingscote - - 1
LEADING TRAINER AT THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL
STANDINGS AT THE END OF DAY ONE
Name 1st 2nd 3rd
Andrew Balding 2 - -
Henry Cecil 1 1 -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 - 1
Clive Cox 1 - -
Richard Hannon 1 - -
Barry Hills 1 - -
Danny Murphy - 1 -
David Nicholls - 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 1 -
Sir Mark Prescott - 1 -
Kevin Ryan - 1 -
Saeed bin Suroor - 1 -
John Gosden - - 2
Clive Brittain - - 1
Tim Easterby - - 1
William Haggas - - 1
Brendan Powell - - 1