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Friday, September 14, 2007



Doncaster’s clerk of the course Jon Pullin, pleased with jockeys’ reaction to the ground today, said after racing: “The going continues to be Good to firm and we are putting on three millimetres of water all around the course tonight to try and maintain the ground where it was today.”

The forecast tomorrow is for a dry and warm day.


Fifth Race. 4.20pm Embers Plumbing And Heating Shop Conditions Stakes

No.11 Feeling Proud (Vet Cert)

Class 1, Group 1, £500,000 Total Prize Fund. 3.15pm, Doncaster, Saturday, September 15. For 3-y-o only - entire colts and fillies. One mile, six furlongs & 132 yards. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed July 4, entries revealed July 5 (40 entries). Forfeit stage August 28 (14 remained), five-day confirmation & £40,000 supplementary entry stage September 10 (11 remain plus 1 supplementary entry received), final declaration stage 10.00am (10 declared), September 13. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Thursday, September 13, 2007.

Form Horse Owner Trainer Jockey Draw

1204 ACAPULCO (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE Colm O’Donoghue 9

163002 CELESTIAL HALO (IRE) Jack Hanson Barry Hills Richard Hills 4

3112 HONOLULU (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh 7

14241 LUCARNO (USA) George Strawbridge John Gosden Jimmy Fortune 8

1-333 MACARTHUR Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE Christophe Soumillon 2

011015 MAHLER Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane 3

1-1203 RAINCOAT Khalid Abdulla John Gosden Richard Hughes 10

-26011 REGAL FLUSH Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 5

0-3232 SAMUEL Normandie Stud Ltd John Dunlop Richard Quinn 6

2(1)122 VERACITY Sheikh Mohammed Michael Jarvis Philip Robiinson 1

10 declared at the final declaration stage on Thursday, September 13.

4 Irish-trained


David Williams of Ladbrokes said: "With four short-priced favourites going in at Doncaster today, punters have got the bit between their teeth.

"On the eve of the oldest Classic, we're already battered and bruised. Punters have been richly rewarded backing Ladbrokes Leger favourites in the past few years and Honolulu is now bound to come in for enormous support."

Date: Saturday 15th September 2007

Time/meeting 3.15 Doncaster - Ladbrokes St Leger
20 Acapulco
66 Celestial Halo
9/4 Honolulu
9/2 Lucarno
6 Macarthur
6 Mahler
8 Raincoat
8 Regal Flush
25 Samuel
12 Veracity
Each Way 1/4 odds 1-2-3

Name the Winning Horse and its winning distance
Under 1 Length, 1L to 1 3/4 Lengths, 2 Lengths and over
Honolulu 8/1 8/1 8/1
Lucarno 12/1 14/1 16/1
Macarthur 18/1 18/1 20/1
Mahler 18/1 18/1 20/1
Raincoat 20/1 25/1 25/1
Regal Flush 20/1 25/1 25/1
Any other runner 14/1 14/1 16/1

Time/meeting 2.40 Doncaster - Ladbrokes Portland Heritage Handicap
40 Rising Shadow
16 Judd Street
25 Green Manalishi
9 Buachaill Dona
25 Paradise Isle
40 King Orchisios
16 River Falcon
8 Lipocco
40 Bounty Quest
16 Fullandby
20 Golden Dixie
16 Hoh Hoh Hoh
11 Off The Record
11 Pearly Wey
33 Green Park
28 Orpsie Boy
7 Fantasy Believer
25 Orientor
7 Gift Horse
33 One More Round
22 Tabaret
20 Qadar
Each Way 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4


There are so many imponderables about tomorrow’s £500,000 Ladbrokes St Leger - will Aidan O’Brien continue his two-year cycle by winning the world’s oldest Classic for the fourth time in seven runnings, can John Gosden revive magical memories of Shantou with his two-pronged attack, or is this the year when champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute finally ends his St Leger jinx at the 25th attempt.

Gosden broke his Classic duck with Shantou at Doncaster 11 years ago - his last runner in the St Leger - and, with Derby fourth Lucarno and the more-than-capable Raincoat flying the flag for Clarehaven, there are high hopes that he might stave off the Irish battalion.

“You know me, I’m never confident, but they are two good horses and we’ll give it a go,” said Gosden.

“I was not sure whether Lucarno would get the mile and a half before he ran at Epsom, and here we are going two and a half furlongs further.

“We should maybe have let him roll in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket, but he came through the test with flying colours when winning the Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes at York, and that is traditionally one of the best trials for the St Leger.

“On pedigree, there are obvious doubts about his stamina, but George Strawbridge is keen to have a shot, and the horse has been in good form at home.”

There are no such doubts about stablemate Raincoat’s stamina, and he came through his final piece of work in great style at Newmarket on Sunday morning.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Khalid Abdullah, owner-breeder of Raincoat, said: “John has been talking about the St Leger ever since the horse ran in the French Derby, and he is certainly a horse who runs as if he will improve for the step up in trip.

“The Gordon Stakes was a non-event as they went no pace, but, while we could do with a drop of rain, Raincoat has done well since Goodwood and goes there with every chance as there are stamina doubts for several of the runners, who are going into unknown territory.”

Remarkably, Stoute, who first tried to win this Classic with Abide With Me in 1974, has sent out the runner-up on no fewer than five occasions.

Regal Flush, Stoute’s representative this time around, was supplemented by the Cheveley Park Stud team at a cost of £40,000 on Monday, having won the Old Borough Cup, a handicap only just short of this trip at Haydock, last Saturday off a mark of 101.

He came from last to first on the Lancashire course, encouraging connections to stump up the extra cash, and, with Ryan Moore in such irresistible form, the money has been pouring in all week for the Stoute raider, from 12/1 to 8/1 with the sponsors.

However, though O’Brien saddles four in the race, the professional punters have pledged their allegiance to Honolulu, who ran a terrific race to be beaten only three parts of a length by Purple Moon in the Ebor Handicap at York last month.

For a three-year-old, albeit one rated 111, to ruffle the feathers of the older Purple Moon, judged a Group horse by Luca Cumani, at a difference of only 2lb speaks volumes for the form of that race, and Johnny Murtagh, who has yet to win the Ladbrokes St Leger, has no doubt that this is his best chance yet.

Michael Kinane, who gave O’Brien his first triumph in the Classic on Milan in 2001, rides Macarthur, who has only a length and a half to find with Lucarno on their running together at York, and, having been off since the Derrinstown Stud Trial at Leopardstown three months earlier, he can be expected to improve.

Acapulco and Mahler, who were fourth and fifth at York, complete the O’Brien quartet, and Mahler, who had hammered Veracity in the Queen’s Vase earlier at Royal Ascot, is one guaranteed to stay every yard.

John Dunlop, seeking his fourth win in the race, runs Samuel, who is still a maiden, while Barry Hills, successful with Moonax in 1994, saddles Celestial Halo for veteran Yorkshire owner Jack Hanson.


Regal Flush, the impressive winner of the Old Borough Cup at Haydock on Saturday, September 8, was supplemented on Monday for tomorrow’s £500,000 Ladbrokes St Leger at a cost of £40,000 and aims to give trainer Sir Michael Stoute his first winner in the final Classic on his 25th attempt - see his full record below - having enjoyed five seconds.

The sponsors Ladbrokes introduced the colt into the Ladbrokes St Leger betting at 12/1 and have since had to cut offers to 8/1 because of sustained support.

Champion jockey Ryan Moore rides the three-year-old Sakhee colt who is owned by the Newmarket-based Cheveley Park Stud. Moore has had two previous Ladbrokes St Leger rides.

Sir Michael Stoute’s full Ladbrokes St Leger training record
2006- 4 Ask
2005- 5 Hard Top
2004-2 Quiff
2004-4 Maraahel
2002-2 Highest
2002-6 Balakheri
2002-7 First Charter
2000-2 Air Marshall
2000-5 Dalampour
1999-7 Iscan
1998-5 Ta-Lim
1995-4 In Camera
1994-4 Sacrament
1993-4 Shareek
1991-2 Saddlers' Hall
1990-2 Hellenic
1988-4 Zaffaran
1986-3 Untold
1984-5 Shernazar
1983-8 Dazari
1982-15 Electric
1981-4 Shergar
1979-8 Reprocolor
1974-5 Abide With Me

Ryan Moore’s Ladbrokes St Leger record
2005 5 HARD TOP Sir Michael Stoute 4/1
2004 9 FRANK SONATA Mick Quinlan 16/1


Barry Hills, who saddled outsider Moonax to win the St Leger in 1994, is hoping for a repeat scenario with Celestial Halo who is currently a 50/1 chance for tomorrow’s final Classic of the year.

Hills and his son Richard, who rides Celestial Halo, combined last year to finish second in the Ladbrokes St Leger with 50/1 chance The Last Drop.

Barry Hills’ full Ladbrokes St Leger training record

2006-2 The Last Drop
2001-3 Mr Combustible
1999-8 Elmutabaki
1998-2 High And Low
1998-7 Eco Friendly
1998-8 The Glow Worm
1997-3 The Fly
1996-6 Wilawander
1994-1 MOONAX
1979-12 Cracaval
1978-10 Arapahos
1974-7 Straight As A Die
1973-5 Aureoletta
1972-2 Our Mirage

Richard Hills’ Ladbrokes St Leger record
2006 2 THE LAST DROP Barry Hills 50/1
2005 3 TAWQEET John Dunlop 11/1
2004 4 MARAAHEL Sir Michael Stoute 8/1
2003 4 MAHARIB Dermot Weld IRE 9/1
2002 3 BANDARI Mark Johnston 13/8F
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


Samuel may be a maiden - the last maiden to win a St Leger was Snurge back in 1990 - but his trainer, John Dunlop, is after his fourth Ladbrokes St Leger victory, while jockey Richard Quinn, who returned to action this year after a brief “retirement”, has already won the final Classic of the year twice.

Trainer and jockey combined together in 1990 to win the Ladbrokes St Leger with Millenary, while Quinn’s other winner was on Snurge, trained by Paul Cole, in 1990. The previous maiden winner of the St Leger was Night Hawk in 1913.

John Dunlop’s full Ladbrokes St Leger training record
2005-3 Tawqeet
2005-4 Kong
2004-8 Let The Lion Roar
1998-4 Sadian
1996-3 Samraan
1996-5 St Mawes
1993-6 Azzilfi
1992-7 Rain Rider
1990-4 Rubicund
1987-6 Love the Groom
1982-6 Jalmood
1976-5 Norfolk Air

Richard Quinn’s Ladbrokes St Leger record
2005 2 THE GEEZER David Elsworth 7/2
2004 8 LET THE LION ROAR John Dunlop 9/2
2003 9 WAVERTREE BOY David Elsworth 66/1
2002 5 MR DINOS Paul Cole 11/1
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


Aidan O’Brien, Ireland’s champion trainer, has won the Ladbrokes St Leger three times already. His first success came with Milan in 2001 when he saddled four runners.

Tomorrow he is due to saddle four runners for the first time since, Honolulu (Johnny Murtagh), Macarthur (Christophe Soumillon), Mahler (Michael Kinane) and Acapulco (Colm O’Donoghue).

His other winners of the Doncaster Classic have been Brian Boru (2003) and Scorpion (2005) and ,if the pattern of odd-year success continues, O’Brien will be celebrating his fourth Ladbrokes St Leger victory tomorrow.

Aidan O'Brien’s full Ladbrokes St Leger training record
2006-5 Tusculum
2006-7 Mountain
2006-10 Fire And Rain
2004-3 Tycoon
2004-5 Mikado
2004-7 Go For Gold
2002-8 Sholokhov
2001-1 MILAN
2001-8 Life Match
2001-9 Saddler's Creek
2001-PU Mediterranean
2000-7 Rostropovich

2001 5 PUGIN John Oxx IRE 7/1
1999 4 ALL THE WAY Terry Mills 8/1
1998 3 SUNSHINE STREET Noel Meade IRE 13/2


2002 8 SHOLOKHOV Aidan O'Brien IRE 7/1
2001 1 MILAN Aidan O'Brien IRE 13/8F

2006 10 FIRE AND RAIN Aidan O'Brien IRE 20/1


John Gosden celebrated his British Classic success when Shantou won the Ladbrokes St Leger in 1996 and the Newmarket-based trainer is double-handed as he attempts to gain another victory in Doncaster’s biggest race.

He has Lucarno (Jimmy Fortune) and Raincoat (Richard Hughes).

Jimmy Fortune commented today: “The ground was lively enough on Thursday and they put five millimetres of water on overnight. He just needs the sting taken out of the ground my horse. He does hit the ground hard and you wouldn’t want the ground too fast for him.

“We are going into the unknown with the distance. He stayed well at York and we are going an extra two furlongs tomorrow. We are hoping he will stay the trip but we cannot guarantee it.

“Aidan O’Brien has four in the St Leger, with probably three live chances. When Aidan brings them over, they are always tough to beat.

“If Lucarno gets the trip, he will be hard to beat.”

John Gosden’s full Ladbrokes St Leger record
1996-1 SHANTOU
1993-7 Silverdale
1993-8 Winged Victory
1993-9 Azilian
1992-2 Sonus

Jimmy Fortune’s Ladbrokes St Leger record
2004 5 MIKADO Aidan O'Brien IRE 25/1
2002 7 FIRST CHARTER Sir Michael Stoute 20/1
2001 8 LIFE MATCH Aidan O'Brien IRE 200/1
1998 2 HIGH AND LOW Barry Hills 11/2
1997 8 POSEIDON Mick Channon 25/1

Richard Hughes’ Ladbrokes St Leger record
2006 3 RED ROCKS Brian Meehan 4/1
2005 4 KONG John Dunlop 20/1
2000 10 GOING GLOBAL Sean Woods 66/1
1998 6 DARK MOONDANCER Peter Chapple Hyam 12/1
1995 6 ANCHOR CLEVER Paul Kelleway 16/1


Albert Payne, and an anonymous Coral customer from Brighton, both missed out on the totescoop6 £304,839 bonus after their selections, Atlantic Story and Montpellier, failed to cross the line in first position last weekend. With the win fund also proving too difficult, it means that both funds are in rollover mode tomorrow.

The win fund holds a healthy £89,831 and, with a further £343,388 in the bonus fund, a single winner of both will pick up over half a million pounds.

Races are divided between Doncaster (four) and Goodwood (two)and include the Ladbrokes St Leger

Paul Petrie, totepool spokesman, commented: “Whilst the bonus fund keeps climbing, it gives plenty of incentive to try and find the six winners and we expect plenty of people to try, especially with the quality of racing on show this weekend."

totescoop6 - Saturday, September 15, 2007 Legs

Leg 1 2.10 Doncaster - Urban-i Champagne Stakes

Leg 2 2.25 Goodwood

Leg 3 2.40 Doncaster - Ladbrokes Portland Heritage Handicap

Leg 4 2.55 Goodwood

Leg 5 3.15 Doncaster - Ladbrokes St Leger

Leg 6 3.50 Doncaster - GNER Park Stakes

totescoop6 Win Fund - £89,831

totescoop6 Bonus Fund - £343,338

Race One: Frank Whittle Partnership Nursery
Winning Quotes:


Most of the money was for Winter Bloom (fourth) and Perfect Art (second) in the opening Frank Whittle Partnership Nursery, but neither could get to grips with 11/2-chance Dubai Dynamo, who was given an enterprising front-running ride by John Egan and beat off all-comers to win by a length and a half.

Stan Moore, who trains Dubai Dynamo, said: “We have finally found out the way to ride this fellow. John is adamant that had he made the running at York last time he would have won and he was been proved right.

“Dubai Dynamo is a horse who is just coming to himself and he could be anything.

“He is a full-brother to Sadeek, who was a Group horse, and he, too, could develop into a Pattern race performer.

“The owners Fitri and Jim Hay are my landlords at Uplands. They have about 20 horses and are putting a lot of money into the game.”

Egan added: “I didn't have him handy enough at York last time - I think he would have won if I had. The ground was a little quick for him today - he would prefer it with a little ease, but he handled it OK.

“He's a lovely horse and, when he gets some ease in the ground, he’ll show us a lot more. I think he's progressing and getting better as time goes on.”

Henry Cecil had gone for the easier option with Winter Bloom, who had been considered for the Frenchgate First For Fashion May Hill Stakes, but off a mark of only 80, the 9-4 favourite, who had won her maiden on firm ground at Redcar, proved bitterly disappointing and finished only fourth, prompting Richard Hughes to lament “no excuses”.

The Frank Whittle Partnership Nursery


Daragh O’Donohoe, who partnered Kersaint, said: “The ground is perfect. It is lovely and they have done a great job.”

Michael Hills, on Huzzah, reacted: “Beautiful - it is back to how it was like on day one.”

William Buick, the rider of Hansinger, declared: “It is perfect. The ground rode as nicely as on the first day.”

Pat Dobbs, who took the mount of Higgy’s Boy, remarked: “There is no jar but it is quick ground.”

John Egan, the winning rider on Dubai Dynamo, said: “It is lovely quick ground.”

Richard Hughes (Winter Bloom) and Adam Kirby (Perfect Act) both described the going as quick.

Race Two: Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap


William Buick might be the size of a pint-pot, but the 18-year-old is riding high at the top of the apprentice table and partnered his third winner of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival and took his 2007 tally to 56 when steering 5/2 favourite Dansant to a convincing victory in the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap.

Making good use of the bottom-weight, Buick kicked Dansant, the only three-year-old in the race, to the front fully three furlongs from home, and they held on by a length and a quarter from Kasthari who was promptly cut to 25-1 for the Cesarewitch by Hills.

Buick said: “Gerard Butler told me on the phone this morning to make plenty of use of Dansant as he lengthens rather than quickens, and he did the job well.

“Over a mile and six, it’s hard for him to quicken in the last furlong. He quickened up before that, so I think he,s done well. He must have a big heart to win like that."

Assessing his rise to stardom, Buick, who only rode his first winner at Salisbury less than 12 months ago, said: “Things have gone better than I could have envisaged, but I am getting some great support from the trainers.

“Winning at Royal Ascot was obviously the highlight, but all winners are enjoyable, and I have really had a ball up here this week. The atmosphere is superb, and it is a beautiful track to ride.”

Race Three: GNER Doncaster Cup
Win Quotes:


Johnny Murtagh declared Septimus “as good a stayer as I have ridden” after partnering Aidan O’Brien’s classy four-year-old to an impressive five-length triumph in the Group Two £100,000 GNER Doncaster Cup.

Septimus cruised past trailblazing Finalmente passing the two-furlong pole and breezed clear for an easy win. The winning time of 3m 48.41s is a new course record for two and a quarter miles at Doncaster - the previous record was 3m 50.29s set by Boreas who beat Persian Punch in the 2002 GNER Doncaster Cup.

Murtagh said: “Septimus is not your average stayer. He is no plodder - he has got class and a real turn of foot, and I was very taken with his performance.

“From a mile and a quarter down, I gave him a breather to give him a chance to fill his lungs, and when I picked him up he did it with some authority. I haven't ridden Yeats but this fellow is a very good stayer.

“The racecourse have done a great job and last night’s watering meant that the ground was perfect, but, while many people were concerned how Septimus would handle the fast ground, he has matured and everything has tightened up and Aidan assured me that he would be handle it that much better now.”

Septimus carries the colours of Derrick Smith - “the biggest thrill I have enjoyed since I saw Rags To Riches win this year’s Belmont Stakes in these silks in New York, when my grandchildren came racing for the first time” - who envisages that the horse will now take on the top French stayers in the Prix Cadran at Longchamp’s Arc meeting.

Smith said: “Septimus was very good today, especially as, ideally, he would have preferred a little bit more ease in the ground.

“We saw how good he is when he won the Dante Stakes at York as a three-year-old, but he was not right in the Derby and Aidan has done well to get him back to his best.

“Whether we go for the Melbourne Cup will be up to Aidan, but it is a long way to go only to find the ground came fast, so we will have to see.”

Fourth Race The Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes


No two-year-old has won the Prix de l’Abbaye since Sigy in 1978, but Fleeting Spirit could well join Nunthorpe winner Kingsgate Native in a twin-attack for the juveniles in Paris on Sunday, October 7 after sluicing home in the Group Two Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes.

Frankie Dettori was always cruising on 5/4 favourite Fleeting Spirit, who, appreciating coming back to five furlongs after losing her unbeaten record in the Lowther Stakes at York, won easily.

Spirit of Sharjah, who had finished six and a quarter lengths behind Fleeting Spirit in the Molecomb, cut the deficit to a length and three quarters, but the 5-4 favourite was eased down before the line.

Dettori said: “Fleeting Spirit has a great cruising speed and if Jeremy (Noseda) asked me for my opinion I would advise him to either supplement her for the l’Abbaye or go for the Cheveley Park Stakes.

“I didn’t ride her in the Lowther, but she would have won six furlongs today and I don’t think six furlongs at Newmarket would be out of reach.”

Part-owner Trevor Harris, who is involved in The Searchers syndicate along with BHB boss Paul Roy and Andy Stewart, said: “We have four lovely horses with Jeremy, and our other Group winner Strike the Deal runs in the Champagne Stakes here tomorrow.

“Ironically, we also have Swiss Franc, whom we bred, in that race, too, so it would be nice to think we might have a one-two.

“Fleeting Spirit was very impressive and could be bound for Paris, but look out for Lemon ‘N Sugar, who has been going well and runs next week.”

The winning time of 58.46s was 0.06s outside the course record for five furlongs.


Olivier Peslier escaped with nothing worse than “soft tissue injuries” after what looked an horrific fall from Proud Linus before the start.

Proud Linus cocked his jaw approaching the starting stalls and went round them before jumping the running rail and a fence, with Peslier bailing out just before and crashing through a plastic support to the running rail. Amazingly, Peslier emerged with nothing worse than bruising.

Fifth Race The Inspirepac Conditions Stakes


Those big hitters not afraid to take the 2/5 about Tobosa in the Inspirepac Conditions Stakes never had a moment’s anxiety, with the favourite strolling clear under Michael Hills in the last two furlongs for an easy seven-length success.

Winning trainer William Jarvis was at the Curragh for the big sales races, but he was represented by his sister Jane George, who observed that Tobosa was gaining just reward for consistency.

She said: “That was fantastic. Tobosa ran in the 2000 Guineas and has had a long season, but he has done us proud, winning a big handicap at Haydock in May, and it will have done him good here getting his head back in front.

“William was disappointed that he could finish only third when favourite for a Listed race at Goodwood, but this win will have restored the horse’s confidence and he’ll make a lovely four-year-old for next season.”

Sixth Race The Ultimate Packing Handicap Stakes


Inter Vision (12/1) had not won since Chester 13 months ago, but Alan Dickman’s speedy seven-year-old rattles off the fast ground, and, finally getting his right underfoot conditions, he bounced back to form to get the better of Yungaburra and Canadian Danehill in a three-way head-bobbing finish.

Dickman, who trains only 12 horses at Sandhutton, said: “That is Inter Vision’s ninth win, and he has been an absolute star for us.

“We knew that he would love the ground, but six furlongs would have suited us better and he’ll carry his penalty over that trip at Thirsk on Tuesday.

“For a small yard to have a winner at this big Doncaster meeting is really special, but Inter Vision has had an unlucky year in that it was such a wet summer that he could never get his ground.

“Things have finally dropped right for him today, and I could not be more pleased. Hopefully, we might get a few more orders for horses - we have several empty boxes and can always find room for a good one.”


Maybe it is the lull before the storm, but all the major bookmaking firms reports business “extremely quiet” in the offices this morning, with many punters keeping their ammunition for the Ladrokes St Leger tomorrow.

However, there are bits and pieces around, with both Ladbrokes (7/4 from 9/4) and Hills (2/1 from 5/2) reporting good money for Perfect Art for the Frank Whittle Partnership Nursery (1.35pm), with Hills also seeing plenty of cash for Winter Bloom, who is down to 9/4 from 11/4.

Dansant is the one for money in the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap (2.05pm), with the Tote cutting his odds from 9/2 to 3/1 and Hills from 4/1 to 100/30, Ladbrokes taking even more evasive action and chopping their quote to 2/1. In the same race, Paddy Power have trimmed Greenwich Meantime a point to 7/1 and Ogee to 11/2 from 6/1.

Ladbrokes were top price of 11/1 about Distinction, the Pricewise horse in The Racing Post for the GNER Doncaster Cup (2.40pm), but, while Sir Michael Stoute’s horse has been shortened elsewhere, the Magic Sign are sticking with their generosity, spokesman David Williams insisting “we have taken a view and we will hold the 11/1 as long as possible.”

Septimus is all the rage for the Town Moor feature, with Hills shortening him to 5/4 from 11/8 and Stan James now going odds-on (10/11) from 6/5, but a few have been backed against the favourite, Allegretto being down to 3/1 with both the Tote and Stan James, who have shaved Geordieland from 15/2 to 7/1 and also Finalmente two points to 12/1.

Paddy Power have taken cover over Spirit of Sharjah, who is down to 9/1 from 11/1 for the Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (3.10pm).


Doncaster’s clerk of the course, Jon Pullin, reported this morning that the going description remains Good to firm, with a GoingStick reading of 9.2 as compared to 9.4 yesterday and 9.0 on the first day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.

“We put five millimetres of water on overnight and I anticipate the course will ride very similarly to the opening day.

“We will see how the course rides and talk to the jockeys through the day with regard to whether we water after racing tonight.”


£15,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo Rated 0-95 Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Weights raised 10lb Minimum Weight 7st 12lb Penalties after September 1, each race won 6lb Kersaint’s Handicap Mark 85 38 pay £40 Penalty Value 1st £9,715.50; 2nd £2,890.50; 3rd £1,444.50; 4th £721.50

1 DUBAI DYNAMO (Fitri Hay) Stan Moore 2-8-11 John Egan [3] 11/2
2 PERFECT ACT (Dr Bridget Drew & E Dedman) Clive Cox 2-8-13 Adam Kirby [9] 5/2
3 HANSINGER (IRE) (Lovely Bubbly Racing) Ben Case 2-8-09 William Buick (3) [7] 66/1
4 WINTER BLOOM (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 2-9-02 Richard Hughes [2] 9/4f
5 HUZZAH (IRE) (J Gale, J Finch, D Cole, R Dollar, D Powell) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [4]
6 RELATIVE ORDER (Heading For The Rocks Partnerhip) John Best 2-9-01 Ted Durcan [1]
7 KERSAINT (IRE) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) Kevin Ryan 2-9-07 Daragh O'Donohoe [5]
8 HIGGY'S BOY (IRE) (I Higginson) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Pat Dobbs [8]

8 ran
Non-runner: 9 Indian Days (vet’s certificate)
Distances: 1 1/2, 3/4, nk, 4, 1 1/2, 1, 3
Time: 1m 25.94s
Breeder: T & Mrs P Knox
Breeding: b c Kyllachy - Miss Mercy (IRE) (Law Society)
Totes: Win: £7.00 Places: £1.50; £1.50; £5.10 Exacta: £23.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Moore, Stan Born: September 10, 1961 Based: Uplands Stables, Upper Lambourn, Berkshire Background: former professional jockey who rode on the flat and over hurdles, winning the 1987 Tote Gold Trophy aboard the Toby Balding-trained Neblin Date of first trainer’s licence: October 1, 1990 Big Race Wins: Masaka Stakes (2006 Don’t Dili Dali); Indore Pears Diamond Winkfield Stakes (2006 Satulagi); Jetair Esher Cup (2004 Barathea Dreams); Stanleybet Spring Mile (2005 Barathea Dreams) Horses in training (2005-2007): 39; 48; 54 Wins (2001-2006): 16; 13; 8; 19; 18; 36 Wins in 2007: 24

Winning jockey: John Egan Date Of birth: 24/5/68 Date & Place of first winner: Celtic Match, Mallow, August 1984 Big Race Wins Include: Irish 2000 Guineas (2003 Indian Haven), Ayr Gold Cup (1998 Always Alight), Tote International (2002 Crystal Castle), William Hill Trophy (2003 Dazzling Bay), Sovereign Stakes (2004 Norse Dancer), Darley July Cup (2005 Pastoral Pursuits, 2006 Les Arcs), Ebor Handicap (2006 Mudawin), Earl Of Sefton Stakes (2005 Norse Dancer), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2005 Lochbuie), Champagne Stakes (2005 Close To You (dht Silent Times)), Chester Cup (2006 Admiral) Wins (1995-2006): 9, 36, 63, 46, 70, 43, -, 31, 61, 63, 105; 92 Wins in 2007: 53 Royal Ascot Wins (4): Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2004 Corrib Eclipse), King Edward VII Stakes (2006 Snoqualmie Boy), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2006 Les Arcs)


£50,000 guaranteed, 1m 6f 132y, For 3yo+ Rated 92-110 (also open to such horses rated 91 and below) Weights highest weight 10st Weights raised 7lb Minimum Weight 8st 10lb, 3yo 7st 12lb Penalties after September 1, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 12lb El Tango’s Handicap Mark 103 Entries 23 pay £125 Penalty Value 1st £32,385; 2nd £9,635; 3rd £4,815; 4th £2,405

1 DANSANT (Damiano Drago) Gerard Butler 3-8-03 William Buick (3) [6] 5/2f
2 KASTHARI (IRE) (Elliott Brothers) James Bethell 8-9-06 Ted Durcan [2] 14/1
3 WHISPERING DEATH (G Roberts & F Green) William Haggas 5-8-10b Liam Jones (3) [4] 9/2
4 GREENWICH MEANTIME (K Lee, D Barlow, D Crumbley & L Rutherford) Richard Fahey 7-9-08 Paul Hanagan [7] 8/1
5 OGEE (Sir Evelyn de Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-04 Frankie Dettori [5]
6 CASTLE HOWARD (IRE) (The Square Table) Willie Musson 5-9-06 Tom Queally [9]
7 GOLDEN QUEST (Syndicate 2002) Mark Johnston 6-9-06 Royston Ffrench [3]
8 BULWARK (IRE) (Hesmonds Stud) Amanda Perrett 5-9-13 Jim Crowley [1]

8 ran
Non-runner: 1 El Tango
Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 1/2, 3, 5
Time: 3m 03.99s
Breeder: Mrs Cino Del Duca
Breeding: b c Dansili - La Balagna (Kris)
Totes: Win: £3.50 Places: £1.50; £2.50; £1.80 Exacta: £42.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Born: April 26, 1966 Horses in Training 1998 -2005: 18; 33; 62; 82; 94; 86; 83; n/a Previous Experience: Worked for Wayne Lukas and John Dunlop Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 First winner: Beauchamp King at Haydock on May 2, 1998. Trains at: Churn Stables, Blewbury, Oxfordshire Wins (1998-2006): 5: 22: 28: 51: 59: 63: 32: 31; 19 Horses in Training (2006): 72 Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Dahlia Stakes (2005 Tarfah), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (2002 Elusive City), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (2005 Jack Sullivan), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins in 2007: 20

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: 56 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)


£100,000 guaranteed, 2m 2f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 1lb; fillies 7st 12lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties in 2007, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb Entries 13 pay £500 Penalty Value 1st £56,780; 2nd £21,520; 3rd £10,770; 4th £5,370; 5th £2,690; 6th £1,350

1 SEPTIMUS (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-04 Johnny Murtagh [8] 11/10f
2 GEORDIELAND (FR) (Mountgrange Stud) Jamie Osborne 6-9-01 Tom Queally [5] 7/1
3 ALLEGRETTO (IRE) (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Frankie Dettori [6] 7/2
4 DISTINCTION (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd) Sir Michael Stoute 8-9-01 Olivier Peslier [4]
5 FINALMENTE (Edward Kirtland) Neville Callaghan 5-9-01p Richard Hughes [2]
6 BALKAN KNIGHT (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 7-9-01 Ted Durcan [1]
7 LAND 'N STARS (Paul Blows) Richard Fahey 7-9-01 Paul Hanagan [7]
8 BADDAM (Noel Martin) Mick Channon 5-9-01 Ian Mongan [3]

8 ran
Distances: 5, 1/2, 1 3/4, 5, 6, 1 1/4, dist
Time: 3m 48.41s
Breeder: Barronstown Stud & Orpendale
Breeding: b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Caladira (IRE) (Darshaan)
Totes: Win: £2.00 Places: £1.10; £1.60; £1.50 Exacta: £8.40

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: (10) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters),Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (13) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova) Other major wins include: Vodafone Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti), Dante Stakes (1998 Saratoga Springs), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar), Dee Stakes (2005 Gypsy King), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), GNER Doncaster Cup (2007 Septimus), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1996 Desert King; 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Royal Lodge Stakes (2006 Admiralofthefleet), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn) Wins in Britain 2000-2006: 10; 20 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 10 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 6; 4; 20; 11 Wins in 2007 (In Britain): 16 Royal Ascot wins: (20) Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master, 1999 Fasliyev, 2001 Landseer, 2002 Statue Of Liberty, 2007 Henrythenavigator), Chesham Stakes (1999 Bach), St James’s Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2007 Excellent Art), Norfolk Stakes (2001 Johannesburg), Jersey Stakes (2001 Mozart), Coronation Stakes (2002 Sophisticat), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet, 2005 Indigo Cat), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem), Gold Cup (2006 & 2007 Yeats), Queen’s Vase (2007 Mahler)

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), GNER Doncaster Cup (2007 Septimus), 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: 15 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)


£75,000 guaranteed, 5f, For 2yo Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb Entries 16 pay £375 Penalty Value 1st £42,585; 2nd £16,140; 3rd £8,077.50; 4th £4,027.50; 5th £2,017.50; 6th £1,012.50

1 FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE) (The Searchers) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori [4] 5/4f
2 SPIRIT OF SHARJAH (IRE) (A Dee) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [3] 15/2
3 CUTE ASS (IRE) (Bigwigs Bloodstock II) Karl Burke 2-8-11 Ted Durcan [6] 28/1
4 CAPTAIN GERRARD (IRE) (Reg Bond) Bryan Smart 2-9-00 Richard Mullen [1]
5 THE LOAN EXPRESS (IRE) (C2-Financial Group Partnership) Tommy Stack IRE 2-8-11 Billy Lee [7]
6 WARSAW (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [2]
7 DARK ANGEL (IRE) (The Hon Mrs J Corbett & Chris Wright) Barry Hills 2-9-00 Michael Hills [9]
8 CAKE (IRE) (Simon Leech & Des Anderson) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Pat Dobbs [5]

8 ran
Non-runner: 3 Proud Linus (withdrawn)
Distances: 1 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, nk, 2, sh, sh
Time: 58.46s
Breeder: Bernadette Hayden
Breeding: b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Millennium Tale (FR) (Distant Relative)
Totes: Win: £2.20 Places: £1.20; £2.40; £2.80 Exacta: £16.20

Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years), John Gosden (5 years) and Godolphin (2 years). Trained for a while in America before returning to Britain. Horses in training (1998-2007): 48: 78: 66: 70: 71: 67: 81: 91: 114: 117 Wins in a season (1997-2006): 0, 18, 39, 40, 37, 43, 37, 34, 47; 46 Wins in 2007: 40 British Classic Wins: (1) Ladbrokes St Leger (2006 Sixties Icon) Major wins: Irish 2000 Guineas (2006 Araafa); Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain - 2006 Sander Camillo); Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie) Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy), Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow Park), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis), Challenge Stakes (2003 Just James), Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2007 Fleeting Spirit), Gimcrack Stakes (2003 Balmont), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Musidora Stakes (2000 Kalypso Katie), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), Sussex Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Jockey Club Stakes (2007 Sixties Icon) Royal Ascot Wins (7): Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James, 2005 Proclamation), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2006 Sander Camillo), St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2007 Soldier’s Tale)

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (12) Vodafone Derby (2007 Authorized), Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2007 Sixties Icon), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard) Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Wins 1987-2006: 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2007: 56 Royal Ascot wins: (39) First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), St James’s Palace (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Albany Stakes (2006 Sander Camillo) Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins)


£30,000 guaranteed, 1m straight, For 3yo which have not won a Pattern race in 2007 Weights colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb Penalties in 2007, for each class 4 race won 3lb; for each class 3 race won 5lb; for each class 1 or 2 race 7lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 14lb) Allowances horses which have never run 3lb Entries 25 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £18,696; 2nd £5,598; 3rd £2,799; 4th £1,401

1 TOBOSA (Collins, Randall, Rich & Turnbull) William Jarvis 3-8-11 Michael Hills [4] 2/5f
2 ROCK OF VEIO (IRE) (Enrico Massi) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-9-00 Ted Durcan [2] 14/1
3 MOUNT HADLEY (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00tv1 Frankie Dettori [3]
4 LITTLE DARLIN (Rod Sansom) Graham Smith 3-8-06 Paul Hanagan [1]

4 ran
Distances: 7, 20, dist
Time: 1m 36.86s
Breeder: G Shropshire
Breeding: b c Tobougg (IRE) - Sovereign Abbey (IRE) (Royal Academy)
Totes: Win: £1.40 Exacta: £5.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Jarvis, William Date of Birth:14/10/60 Date of first licence:1/2/85 Based: Phantom House Stables, Fordham Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Previous occupation: Successful amateur rider, assistant to T J Smith (Aus); Wins in a season: (1990-2006): 31: 29: 22: 21: 23: 27: 14: 18: 17: 14: 20: 21: 18: 21: 21: 27; 25 Horses in training (1990-2007): 88: 73: 51: 53: 59: 54: 42: 51: 58: 54: 29: 47: 55: 46: 50: 48: 42; 57 Major wins include: St James’s Palace Stakes (1994 Grand Lodge), Norfolk Stakes (1987 Colmore Row), Richmond Stakes (1989 Contract Law), Doncaster Cup (1989 Weld) Royal Ascot Victories: 3 Norfolk Stakes (1987 Colmore Row), Queen’s Vase (1989 Weld), St James’s Palace Stakes (1994 Grand Lodge) First Royal Ascot Victory: Norfolk Stakes (June 18, 1987 Colmore Row) Trains at Phantom House Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Wins in 2007: 10

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Duke Of York Stakes (2006 Steenburg), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Greenham Stakes (2006 Red Clubs), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause, 2007 Red Clubs), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Lowther Stakes (2006 Silk Blossom), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Shelbourne Hotels Goffs 500 (2006 Silk Blossom), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2006 Spinning Queen) Wins (1990-2006): 61, 65, 91, 86, 89, 74, 80, 84, 61, 94, 73, 58, 66, 58, 66, 56, 69 Other details: champion apprentice 1983 Wins in 2007: 39 Royal Ascot wins: 14 First Royal Ascot win: King Edward VII Stakes (June 15, 1993 Beneficial) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Queen Anne Stakes (1995 Nicolotte), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1996 First Island), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), King Edward VII Stakes (1993 Beneficial, 2001 Storming Home), Ribblesdale Stakes (2006 Mont Etoile)


£10,000 guaranteed, 5f, For 3yo+ Rated 71-85 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 5lb Minimum weight 8st 5lb 3yo 8st 4lb Penalties after September 1, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 1lb Harry Up’s Handicap Mark 85 Entries 31 pay £30 Penalty Value 1st £6,477; 2nd £1,927; 3rd £963; 4th £481

1 INTER VISION (USA) (D Hodgkinson) Alan Dickman 7-8-11 Daniel Tudhope [9] 12/1
2 YUNGABURRA (IRE) (David Abell) Danny Murphy 3-8-13 Adam Kirby [13] 12/1
3 CANADIAN DANEHILL (IRE) (T Morley) Robert Cowell 5-9-03p Frankie Dettori [17] 3/1f
4 HARRY UP (The Fishermen) Kevin Ryan 6-9-05 Daragh O'Donohoe [16] 6/1
5 FROMSONG (IRE) (Dean Ivory) Dean Ivory 9-8-10 John Egan [11]
6 ORANMORE CASTLE (IRE) (The Knavesmire Alliance) Richard Fahey 5-8-07 Paul Hanagan [15]
7 FIRST ORDER (Gordon McDowall) Ian Semple 6-8-08v Jamie Moriarty (3) [10]
8 HAAJES (Willie McKay) Danny Murphy 3-8-08 Adrian Nicholls [5]
9 KAY TWO (IRE) (H McGahon, D McCarthy & B Llewellyn) Richard Price 5-9-00 Russell Kennemore (3) [7]
10 DISTINCTLY GAME (Julian & Rosie Richer) Kevin Ryan 5-8-13 Andrew Mullen (3) [1]
11 THE NIFTY FOX (Roy Peebles) Tim Easterby 3-9-00b1 Ted Durcan [3]
12 GALLERY GIRL (IRE) (Peter Bourke) Tim Easterby 4-9-02 David Allan [8]
13 BAHAMIAN BALLET (B Toye) Ed McMahon 5-9-03 Graham Gibbons [6]
14 MR WOLF (Peter Asquith) David Barker 6-9-03 Pat Cosgrave [14]
15 HIGHLAND WARRIOR (Frank & Annette Brady) Paul Midgley 8-9-00 Micky Fenton [4]
16 OVERSTAYED (IRE) (Robert Reid) Ian Semple 4-8-11b Philip Makin [2]
17 WICKED UNCLE (Mrs J Martin) Steve Gollings 8-8-09vow1lb Michael Hills [12]

Distances: sh, hd, 3 1/2, hd, nk, hd, 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, nk, 3/4, nk, hd, 3 1/2, sh, 5
Time: 58.60s
Breeder: William A Carl
Breeding: b g Cryptoclearance (USA) - Fateful (USA) (Topsider)
Totes: Win: £17.80 Places: £3.40; £2.60; £1.40; £2.00 Exacta: £193.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Dickman, Alan Based: Sandhutton, North Yorkshire Background: Former jockey who rode for County Durham trainer Denys Smith before handling point-to-pointers for Sir Robert Ogden. Moved to Lynda Ramsden’s former yard in 2003 after spells training at Malton and at a yard belonging to Mel Brittain near York. Number of Wins (2002-2006): 3, 2, 1, 8, 6 Wins in 2007: 6 Notable wins include: Ultimate Packaging Handicap (2007 Intervision)

Winning Jockey:-Name: Tudhope, Daniel Based: Declan Carroll, York Born: December 2, 1985 Formerly Apprenticed to: Declan Carroll First winner in Britain: Rust En Vrede, Southwell, February 29, 2004 Background: Graduate of the Northern Racing School; rode first career winner in Italy in November 2003 Wins in Britain (2004-2006): 28; 33; 53 Wins in 2007: 31



Name 1st 2nd 3rd
Ryan Moore 5 - -
William Buick 3 - 1
Ted Durcan 2 3 4
Frankie Dettori 2 2 4
Johnny Murtagh 2 1 -
Jamie Spencer 1 2 -
David Allan 1 - 1
John Egan 1 - -
Michael Hills 1 - -
Frannie Norton 1 - -
Daniel Tudhope 1 - -
Neil Callan - 2 -
Adam Kirby - 2 -
Tom Queally - 2 -
Kerrin McEvoy - 1 1
Seb Sanders - 1 1
Richard Hughes - 1 -
Mick Kinane - 1 -
Adrian Nicholls - 1 -
Richard Quinn - 1 -
Jimmy Fortune - - 3
Lance Betts - - 1
Darryll Holland - - 1
Liam Jones - - 1
Richard Kingscote - - 1
Paul Mulrennan - - 1



Name 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 3 - -
Henry Cecil 2 2 1
Sir Michael Stoute 2 - 2
Andrew Balding 2 - -
Aidan O’Brien IRE 1 2 -
Saeed bin Suroor 1 1 1
Clive Cox 1 1 -
Barry Hills 1 1 -
Eric Alston 1 - -
Gerard Butler 1 - -
Alan Dickman 1 - -
James Fanshawe 1 - -
William Jarvis 1 - -
Stan Moore 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - -
Peter Chapple-Hyam - 2 -
Danny Murphy - 2 -
Kevin Ryan - 2 -
David Elsworth - 1 1
James Bethell - 1 -
Sylvester Kirk - 1 -
David Nicholls - 1 -
Jamie Osborne - 1 -
Sir Mark Prescott - 1 -
Ed Vaughan - 1 -
John Gosden - - 2
William Haggas - - 2
Ralph Beckett - - 1
Clive Brittain - - 1
Karl Burke - - 1
Ben Case - - 1
Mick Channon - - 1
Robert Cowell - - 1
Tim Easterby - - 1
Chris Fairhurst - - 1
Dean Ivory - - 1
Brendan Powell - - 1
Bill Ratcliffe - - 1

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