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Saturday, September 15, 2007


LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, DONCASTER
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
LADBROKES ST LEGER DAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2007

THIRD RACE RESULT


3.15pm LADBROKES ST LEGER STAKES (GROUP ONE)
£500,000 guaranteed, 1m 6f 132y, For 3yo entire colts and fillies Weights colts 9st. Fillies 8st 11lb Entries 40 pay £1,200 First Forfeit 14 pay £1,950 Second Forfeit 1 pay £40,000 Confirmed 12 pay £1,600 Penalty Value 1st £303,914.94; 2nd £115,185.79; 3rd £57,646.43; 4th £28,742.93; 5th £14,398.23; 6th £7,225.88

1 LUCARNO (USA) (George Strawbridge) John Gosden 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [8] 7/2
2 MAHLER (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Michael Kinane [3] 13/2
3 HONOLULU (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magner, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [7] 13/8f
4 REGAL FLUSH (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [5] 13/2
5 VERACITY (Sheikh Mohammed) Michael Jarvis 3-9-00 Philip Robinson [1]
6 MACARTHUR (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [2]
7 CELESTIAL HALO (IRE) (Jack Hanson) Barry Hills 3-9-00 Richard Hills [4]
8 ACAPULCO (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Colm O'Donoghue [9]
9 SAMUEL (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Dunlop 3-9-00 Richard Quinn [6]
10 RAINCOAT (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [10]

10 ran
Distances: 1, 3/4, nk, sh, nk, 3/4, 1 1/4, 12, 16
Time: 3m 02.97s
Breeder: Augustin Stable
Breeding: b c Dynaformer (USA) - Vignette (USA) (Diesis)
Totes: Win: £4.40 Places: £1.60; £2.60; £1.30 Exacta: £35.60

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988 (previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) English Classic Winners: (4) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Vodafone Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno) Wins in a season (1989-2006): 28; 87; 86; 113; 110; 93; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 82; 55; 85; 72; 66; 92; 56 First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 Other major wins include: Challenge Stakes (1993 Catrail, 2006 Sleeping Indian), Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina), French 1,000 Guineas (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (1995 Presenting), Gran Premio di Milano (1997 Shantou), Grosser Preis Von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), Hungerford Stakes (1994 Pollen Count - dh with Young Ern), Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2004 Percussionist), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 1997 Shantou), Prix de l’Abbaye (1991Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix de la Salamandre (1995 Lord Of Men), Prix Lupin (1995 Flemensfirth), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory), Royal Lodge Stakes (1996 Benny The Dip, 2002 Al Jadeed, 2005 Leo), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), European Free Handicap (2001 Clearing) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) Wins in 2007: 52 Royal Ascot wins: (22) Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B), Chesham Stakes (1998 Rhapsodist) Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 21, 1990 - Chesham Stakes)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), VC Bet Challenge Stakes (2006 Sleeping Indian), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream); Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), totesport.com Handicap (2006 All Ivory), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff); Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina), Royal Lodge Stakes (2005 Leo), Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Yorkshire Cup (2007 Sergeant Cecil) Wins (1988-2006): 8, 29, 46, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 93, 71, 92, 46, 72, 96, 77 Wins in 2007: 86 Royal Ascot Winners: (11) Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton, 2007 Royal Oath), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Norfolk Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins)


THE WINNER - LUCARNO (USA)
3 b c Dynaformer (USA) - Vignette (USA) (Diesis)
Form: -21142411 Owner: George Strawbridge
Trainer: John Gosden Jockey: Jimmy Fortune Breeder: Augustin Stable

Lucarno
The home-bred Lucarno is by the top American stallion Dynaformer, winner of the Grade Two Jersey Derby and sire of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. He is out of George Strawbridge’s mare Vignette, who won a six-furlong Haydock Park maiden as a two-year-old for John Gosden and the American owner/breeder, before going on to take a five and a half furlong contest in the US as a five-year-old. Lucarno is his dam’s first foal and made a promising but belated debut over a mile in what has proved to be a high-class maiden at Newbury on April 21. After chasing home the impressive six-length winner Diamond Tycoon, Lucarno was kept at a mile for his maiden success on May 7, on Kempton’s Polytrack, quickening well for an impressive seven-length victory. He easily added the Listed Fairway Stakes at Newmarket to book his place in the Epsom Derby. Lucarno was no match for the impressive winner Authorized in the 12-furlong Classic but ran a fine race for one so inexperienced in taking fourth, less than eight lengths behind the winner. The colt continued his progression at Royal Ascot when he was sent off the 5/2 favourite for the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes, but he was unable to peg back the enterprisingly ridden Boscobel and had to settle for the runner-up spot. He was pitched against his elders for the first time when fourth to Papal Bull in the WBX.com Princess Of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket on July 12. Lucarno advertised his Ladbrokes St Leger claims when taking the Group Two Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes over a mile and a half at York on August 21. He cruised through on the bit under Jimmy Fortune before striking the front above the distance and staying on strongly to hold Yellowstone by a length. He progressed to win the Ladbrokes St Leger in game style today
Race Record: Starts: 8; Wins: 4; 2nd: 2; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £516,903

George Strawbridge
George Strawbridge Jr was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1937. He is the son of George Strawbridge Snr, who died in 1990, and grandson of Dr. John Dorrance who developed the soup condensation process. The Campbell’s Soup heir sits on the board of directors of the Campbell Soup Co. and is on the board of trustees at Widener University, of which he is a former adjunct professor of Latin American History. He is a graduate of Trinity College and earned his PhD in Latin American History and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the US Jockey Club since 1976, he has served as president, chairman and chairman emeritus of the National Steeplechase Association, of which he is a founding member. He is the all-time leading money-winning steeplechase owner in America with US$8.1 million. Strawbridge owns the 700-plus acre Derry Meeting Farm, a short distance from his home in Cochranville, Pennsylvania, where he keeps most of his 50-strong broodmare band under the Augustin Stable banner. He also has a handful of mares in Europe, where his interests are managed by bloodstock agent James Wigan. The best horses to have raced in his colours include European champion miler Selkirk, 1994 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Tikkanen, Eclipse Award winner Waya, multiple US Grade One winner With Anticipation, 1989 Prix de l’Abbaye winner Silver Fling, 1995 Derby third Presenting, Sleeping Indian, Ristna, Montare and Turgeon, as well as US Hall Of Fame steeplechaser and two-time champion Café Prince. He has owned and/or bred over 80 stakes winners. Tikkanen and Turgeon are both named after ice hockey stars as Strawbridge is a big fan of the sport and was formerly involved with the Buffalo Sabres. He is married to Nina and has sons George III, Andrew and Stewart, as well as stepdaughters Sanna N Hendriks, a leading jump trainer in the USA, and Kathy Neilson.

2007 LUCARNO (WON)

John Gosden
John Gosden was born on March 30, 1951, the son of respected trainer Towser Gosden. After Cambridge University, he served as assistant to Sir Noel Murless from 1974 to 1975 and Vincent O’Brien from 1976 to 1977, and then embarked on what was to become a successful training career in America, winning the 1984 Breeders’ Cup Mile with Royal Heroine among other major wins. In 1988 he took out his first licence in Britain and established himself as a leading trainer on these shores at Newmarket, having his best season in 1992 when he recorded 113 wins. The 1996 St Leger was a seminal moment in the trainer's career as it marked his first English Classic success and he gained a second Ladbrokes St Leger vioctory in 2007 with Lucarno. The Sheikh Mohammed-owned Shantou provided the victory as he swept late to collar Dushyantor. He also trained Sonus to take second behind the brilliant User Friendly in the 1992 running of the world's oldest Classic. Gosden has a particularly notable record in the Epsom Derby, filling two of the places in 1995, training Shantou to finish third in 1996 and then having a first success in the Classic courtesy of Benny The Dip in 1997. His third British Classic success was with Lahan in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket in 2000, the first season that he trained at the famous Manton Estate in Wiltshire. He was previously based at Newmarket in Stanley House Stables and returned to headquarters after the 2005 season and is now settled at Clarehaven Stables on the Bury Road. Other good horses to have been trained by Gosden include the high-class sprinter Oasis Dream, Irish Champion Stakes winner Muhtarram, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes victor Observatory, Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine May Ball, Golden Jubilee Stakes scorer Malhub, Coronation Stakes victor Nannina and Challenge Stakes winner Sleeping Indian. His list of owners includes Sheikh Mohammed, Hamdan Al Maktoum, Cheveley Park Stud, the Sangster family, George Strawbridge, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and Khalid Abdulla. He has been doing particularly well with his two-year-olds this season, including Raven’s Pass.
Ladbrokes St Leger Record: 1992 Sonus (2nd); 1993 Silverdale (7th), Winged Victory (8th), Azillian (9th); 1996 SHANTOU (WON); 2007 LUCARNO (WON); Raincoat (10th)

Jimmy Fortune
Born in Ireland on June 14, 1972, Jimmy Fortune gained his initial grounding in racing with Jim Bolger in Co Carlow. He then came over to Britain and rode his first winner at Thirsk aboard the Eric Alston-trained Hitchenstown on July 29, 1988. The following year, he won the Ayr Gold Cup on Joveworth, trained by Mike O’Neill, to whom he was apprenticed. In 1990, his 46 victories won him the apprentices’ championship. Having had a spell with Luca Cumani, he then became first rider to David Barron’s stable near Thirsk, for whom he won the 1994 Stewards’ Cup on For The Present and the same race two years later on Coastal Bluff, who later that season gave Fortune his second Ayr Gold Cup success. The departure of Kieren Fallon to become first rider to Henry Cecil saw Fortune take over as stable jockey to Lynda Ramsden in 1997. In the autumn of 1998, he was approached to become retained rider to owner Robert Sangster, and that association yielded its first major success with Commander Collins in the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster that October. The retainer came to an end in 2002 but he has continued to be linked most strongly with trainer John Gosden who trained at Manton until 2005. Other big-race victories have come in the Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), totesport.com Handicap (2006 All Ivory), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina), Royal Lodge Stakes (2005 Leo), Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece) and Yorkshire Cup (2007 Sergeant Cecil). He enjoyed a terrific Royal Ascot this year, riding five winners. Lucarno gave him a first Classic winner in the 2007 Ladbrokes St Leger.

Ladbrokes St Leger Record: 2004 Mikado (5th), 2002 First Charter (7th), 2001 Life Match (8th), 1998 High and Low (2nd), 1997 Poseidon (8th); 2007 LUCARNO (WON)



THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES
LADBROKES ST LEGER (GROUP 1)





JIMMY FORTUNE WINS FIRST CLASSIC AS LUCARNO STRIKES IN 2007 LADBROKES ST LEGER


Jimmy Fortune said after riding his first Classic winner on Lucarno: “He has turned into a very good horse.


“We had a few doubts about him staying but he stayed very well. It was a proper gallop and I was happy to sit off them and pick them up one by one up the straight.


“He has won going away. He is a beautiful horse who is very relaxed. It is great to get the first Classic in - I have waited a long time for it.”


INITIAL GOSDEN REACTION

Winning trainer John Gosden, enjoying his second Ladbrokes St Leger victory after Shantou in 1996, said: “Lucarno was good enough to be fourth at Epsom in a very good Derby behind Authorized and then he won the Voltigeur.


“He has been a very good horse all along. He was second in the hottest maiden on his debut this year.


“We will put him away now and he will be a lovely horse for next year.”





LUCARNO TAKES LEGER

Lucarno gave his trainer John Gosden a second Ladbrokes St Leger success and a first British Classic victory for both jockey Jimmy Fortune and US-based owner George Strawbridge when landing a gutsy success.


Fortune took the lead in the final furlong and held off long-time front runner Mahler to score by a length.


“He’s been a very good horse all the way along from the time he was second in his maiden first time out,” said Gosden. “He was fourth in the Derby behind an exceptionally good winner in Authorized.


“He’s done nothing but improve and will be put away now and come back for Group Ones over a mile and a half next year. He got the trip today but I’m not sure we’ll be trying it again. It’s not the ideal trip for him but I think he had more class than the others and that saw him through, especially given that Mick Kinane had ridden a very strong race from the front.


“Lucarno has a high cruising speed and has won over a mile and a mile and a quarter which is always useful.


“We’ll have a proper four-year-old next year and he can go for things like the Coronation Cup and King George. That’s it for the year and he’ll go for the mile and a half races for older horses.


“I wouldn’t want to be trying Cup distances whereas I can see Mahler going for all those Doncaster Cup and Goodwood Cup type of races.


“Mr Strawbridge is a great owner-breeder from an American background and also a great sportsman and he said ‘we’re running - that’s it’.

“I’m a big supporter of the St Leger and it’s very important not to lose the whole dimension of races like this for the breeding industry. It’s happened in America where everything is seven furlongs or a mile and a mile and a half is seen as a real long-distance race. Everyone is obsessed with precocity but we don’t want to go down that route here.”

Jockey Jimmy Fortune added: “They way he was quickening I didn’t think anything would get to me. Thinks worked out perfectly, they went a good gallop and he travelled well. He’s a mile and a quarter horse really so there was always a doubt at the back of my mind about him staying. York is a very easy mile and a half, it’s not a real test of stamina.”

Pennsylvania-based George Strawbridge, 69, had travelled over to see his home-bred score and the former jump jockey, who won the Iriquois Chase four times, said: “I’m used to steeplechasers running over three miles so that was a sprint to me!

“I was brought up with foxhunting and was a steeplechasing man then expanded into the Flat before the big spenders got in. I breed as Augustin Stable (the name he races as in America) because I was teaching Latin American history at college at the time so had to go under a pseudonym.


“I’m so proud of this horse, who actually comes from a lovely fast family. The mare won over six furlongs at Hollywood Park and here this horse is winning the St Leger but it was why we had doubts about the stamina.


“He was a plain yearling but that’s the way I like them, the plain, stout, manageable types of animals. He was brought up with Bettina Jenney at Derry Meeting Farm and he joined John as soon as he left there. It’s at Unionville in Pennsylvania so this is like a little farm winning a big race! People say winning the St Leger kills a horse as a stallion but I breed them to race.


“There’s no great story about the name. Every year everybody but John Magnier has trouble naming their horses but I just liked the name Lucarno when I looked at a map of Italy, I thought it was a magic name. I’ve never been there but think I should probably go now.”



FORTUNE AGENT “ON CLOUD NINE”

If Jimmy Fortune was ecstatic after winning his first British Classic on Lucarno in the Ladbrokes St Leger, then his agent Tony Hind was only marginally less happy.


Hind, who has been an agent for 30 years and has “done” Fortune since he was riding for David Barron in the north, was celebrating his first Classic win.


Ryan Moore, Richard Mullen and Pat Dobbs are also on Hind’s books, but in the past he has also looked after both Richard Hughes and Darryll Holland.


He added: “I had 14-1 about Lucarno for a nice few quid, but the money is immaterial. I could not be happier for Jimmy.”

Hind, who used to be a stable lad with Guy Harwood and was a regular partner of Dancing Brave and Warning on the Pulborough gallops, added: “I had three ambitions when I started up as an agent; to look after a champion apprentice, progress to ‘do’ a champion jockey and then celebrate a classic winner.


“Darryll won the boy’s title for me, Ryan made me a very happy man when landing the championship last year, and now Jimmy, who is a real grafter, has got his just deserts. We might have a few bottles tonight.”



Race Three: Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes

O’BRIEN TEAM “PUZZLED”

The Ballydoyle team reflected on what might have been after Mahler and Honolulu had finished second and third respectively behind the classy Lucarno in the Ladbrokes St Leger.


Derrick Smith, part-owner in all four of Aidan O’Brien’s horses in the final classic, said: “Mick (Kinane) felt Mahler stumble inside the final two furlongs when he was just about to wind him up, But for that it might have been very interesting.


“Honolulu has also run well. I thought he was coming to win when he loomed up on the wide outside, but he could not quicken and maybe it would have been better if they had gone that bit faster early on.”

O’Brien rushed straight off to watch Yeats and Scorpion give him a one-two in the Irish Leger at The Curragh, but, reflecting on his four-pronged attack on Town Moor, he said: “They all ran well, and I was very pleased with them.” Macarthur finished sixth and Acapulco, who ran well for a long way, faded into eighth.


Johnny Murtagh reflected on Honolulu’s third: “They went far too slow for the first six furlongs of the race - it was totally opposite to the Ebor. He came off a fast pace in the Ebor. Today was slow pace. He was staying on at the end but was never going to get to the horse who quickened up.”

Ryan Moore, who finished fourth on Regal Flush, groaned:”They were never going fast enough for me - the sedate gallop did not suit us at all.”

Veracity was only just touch off for fourth, and jockey Philip Robinson said of the fifth: “He has run a cracker. He’s a real gutsy horse, and I’d love to take his heart out and put into some other horses that I have ridden.”

Michael Jarvis, who trains Veracity, said: “He has come a long way since he won on the Polytrack at Wolverhampton in the spring, and I was very proud of him. He is a dour stayer, and he ought to make a good Cup horse next year, though two miles might be his maximum.”

Raincoat, John Gosden’s second string, trailed in a tailed off last, and the trainer said: “It was disappointing that Richard (Hughes) could not get cover. Raincoat was always racing three wide with the choke out, and he is much better than that.”




WATERWORTH DELIGHTED

With a sell out crowd on Ladbrokes St Leger day of around 32,000 and an attendance of over 70,000 at the four-day Festival, Doncaster's managing director Adam Waterworth expressed himself delighted with the week.


This was the first Ladbrokes St Leger Festival using the new Urban-i Grandstand and Waterworth said: "We couldn't be more pleased with the four days, everybody here has thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the feedback we have had is that people like the new-look Doncaster.


"The people-flow worked well and there are a few issues, all of a minor nature, that we will address. For example despite having over 200 toilets in the main stands we were short of toilets in the Family Enclosure because of the capacity crowd and we'll look to expand facilities there.


"But overall it has been a fantastic week, we have been very lucky with the weather and the ground has received so much praise thanks to the hard work of David Williams over the last 20 months.


"The Ladbrokes St Leger was a real success, it was a fabulous race and it was great that Lucarno's owner George Strawbridge had flown in from America."


WATERWORTH PLEASED SO FAR

Adam Waterworth, managing director at Doncaster, today celebrates his first Ladbrokes St Leger at the helm and declared the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival and the course’s brand new facilities “a resounding success” so far.


There was some apprehension on Wednesday morning about how the new Urban-i Grandstand and the rest of the £32-million redevelopment would be greeted, but, “apart from the odd minor hitch, the first three days have gone smoothly and virtually all the comments from owners, trainers, jockeys and racegoers have been complimentary”.


Waterworth added: “The weather has been glorious, and, with up to 35,000 set to come through the turnstiles today, attendances over the four days should exceed 70,000

“There were 7,000 here on Wednesday, and an amazing 18,000 on Ladies’ Day when everyone had a ball, while Friday was better than we could have hoped with a crowd of 13,000.


“The groundstaff have done a fabulous job, and Frankie Dettori summed it up best when he said that he wished his lawn was in as good condition as the going here on Town Moor.


“The crowds have put the new facilities to an immediate test, but, all in all, they coped extremely well over the first three days and I could not be more delighted with how things are going.


“The racing has been superb and we have enjoyed three fabulous days, and it is good to see everyone’s hard work get its just reward.


”We are hoping for another excellent day today, with the Ladbrokes St Leger back at home.”



FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
URBAN-I CHAMPAGNE STAKES (GROUP 2)

McCARTNEY SO IMPRESSIVE

The Mark Johnston-trained McCartney, owned by Sheikh Mohammed, turned the Urban-i Champagne Stakes into a one-horse race after galloping clear two and a half lengths of Alexander Castle to land an impressive success in the Group Two event.


The winner earned quotes ranging from 12/1 (totesport) to 20/1 (Cashmans) for next year’s Stan James 2000 Guineas and a tilt at Group One glory could be on the cards back at Doncaster next month.


“That was some performance,” said Charlie Johnston, representing his father, who is at Keeneland sales in America. “After the way he won at Hamilton first time out we knew we had a serious horse but then he only just scraped home at Salisbury after that so we decided to drop back to seven furlongs.


“It was an unbelievable effort and Ryan (Moore) said that we should head back to the Racing Post Trophy here and he will be hard to beat there.

“We’ve got a serious horse on our hands and he’s something to look forward to next year. After he ran at Salisbury, we thought he might like some dig in the ground but it was pretty fast out there.”

Jockey Ryan Moore was equally impressed and added: “He has killed them and you can’t knock that performance. He’s a tough horse, settled beautifully, kept galloping and quickened up well - I got a nice run through the race.


“He’s right up there with the two-year-olds I’ve ridden this year and I don’t see why he couldn’t be a Guineas horse although he may be more of a 10-furlong type in time.

“I just thought he might be more of a staying type than a speed horse but I don’t the horse very well as it’s the first time I’ve ridden him.”


Race One: Urban-i Champagne Stakes

Placed Quotes:

ALEXANDER CASTLE BELIES HIS ODDS

Alexander Castle, virtually ignored at 22-1 by punters weighing up the Group Two Urban-i Champagne Stakes, belied his odds by running a stormer to beat all but McCartney.


Kevin Ryan, who trains Alexander Castle for Dublin hotelier Noel O’Callaghan, said: “I told everyone he was over-priced, and he has run a terrific race.


“Alexander Castle had never been off the bridle at home before he went to Newcastle, and he won without coming off the steel there, so today was the first time that he had had a slap.


“I know it was an ordinary maiden at Newcastle, but there was no second and he could not have done it better, so we came here quite hopeful.


“He will improve a lot, but we will see how he comes out of the race before we decide whether he will run again this season. He could come back here for the Racing Post Trophy, but he is one for next year and I would not be fussed if we packed him away for the winter.”

River Proud, the 9/4 favourite, was the first beaten and trailed in eighth, with Richard Quinn shaking his head and lamenting “it is a complete mystery”.




GOING ACCORDING TO THE JOCKEYS


Christophe Soumillon, partner of Strike The Deal, said: “It is good fast ground.”

Daragh O’Donohoe, on Alexander Castle, declared: “Perfect ground.”

Tadgh O’Shea, the rider of Atlantic Sport, remarked: “Quick but safe - no jar.”

Stephen Donohoe, who was up on Let Us Prey, said: “Good enough.”

Royston Ffrench, Maze’s rider, said: “Good, quick ground.”

Mick Kinane, up on One Great Cat, declared: “Good to firm, though you would know that they have put a bit of water on.”

Richard Quinn, on the favourite River Proud, said: “Good, fast ground.”

Johnny Murtagh and Richard Hills said: “Good to firm.”







Race Two: Ladbrokes Portland Heritage Handicap
Win quotes

FULLANDBY TOAST OF BOOKMAKERS

Fullandby, 20-1 winner of the Ladbrokes Portland Handicap, will bid for a memorable sprint double in the Ayr Gold Cup next Saturday.


Tim Etherington’s five-year-old speedster is renowned for preferring a mudbath, so he was ignored by punters and as Patrick McDonald swooped to pip the brave Paradise Isle (25-1) in the dying strides for a head victory, the smiles on the bookmakers’ faces were as wide as the nearby M18.


Etherington said: “He has done really, really well. He won the Ripon race on his side but it was slower on that side.

“Fullandby would have preferred slower ground, but I walked the course and the three millimetres they put on overnight made all the difference.


“In any event, I think Fullandby can cope with faster ground that much better now that he is a five-year-old.


“Last season and the year before it would have bothered him, but when these big pots come along you can’t afford to walk away. I certainly can’t - I need the money!

Confirming that Ayr is now the target, Etherington added: “Provided he is alright he will definitely go to Scotland, but he has been a superstar for us, and, win or lose, he owes us nothing.”

The winning jockey, who claims 3lb, added: “We were very unlucky to be drawn the wrong side at Ripon (in the Great St Wilfred) because he picked up and flew to win his group. I knew he wouldn’t be far away today. The track is riding great today.”


SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
LADBROKES PORTLAND (HERITAGE HANDICAP)


A NECK FROM PARADISE FOR WALL


Trainer Chris Wall felt Paradise Isle would have taken the Ladbrokes Portland Handicap is she had been able to have a lead for a few yards further. The mare lost out by a head to Fullandby.


“Ideally she’d have liked a lead for another 50 yards and she might have just got there,” said Wall. “But I’m not blaming Richard Hughes, it was just the way the race panned out and she has to be ridden like that.


“But she’s returned from a break right back to her best after a disappointing effort and will be sold at the December Sales at Tattersalls.


“She likes fast ground and there’s no point in running her on anything else. There’s a fillies’ Listed race at Newmarket’s Champions’ meeting but unfortunately the heavens have usually opened by then and we wouldn’t run her if the ground wasn’t right.”


TWO JOCKEYS IN TROUBLE AFTER THE LADBROKES PORTLAND HANDICAP


The Doncaster stewards found that Qadar, ridden by William Buick, had interfered with Orientor inside the two-furlong marker. They considered it was caused by Buick’s careless riding as he manoeuvred to the right.


As the apprentice has already been suspended for 24 days for interference in the last 12 months, the stewards referred him to the British Horseracing Authority.



Luke Morris, who partnered fourth Orpsie Boy, had interfered with Fantasy Believer inside the final furlong. They judged it was careless riding in that the jockey allowed his mount to drift right without corrective action. Morris will serve a two-day suspension on September 26 & 27.





Race Four: GNER Park Stakes

ARABIAN HAS NOSEDA GLEAMING


Jeremy Noseda, down in the mouth after his beloved Tottenham had been beaten 3/1 at home to arch-rivals Arsenal, had a quick pick-me-up when winning the Group Two GNER Park Stakes with Arabian Gleam by a neck from Duff, who had been unlucky in the Betfair Cup at Goodwood.


Noseda said: “Arabian Gleam would not won have won at Goodwood, but he would have been a good second.


“He ran well to finish third in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot after some people had been ribbing me that he was off such a low mark that I ought to be going for a big handicap.


“Seven furlongs is his trip, and we might now have a look at the Challenge Stakes at Newmarket on Champions’ Day.


“He is a horse with plenty of speed and next year, when he is that much stronger, we might drop him back to six furlongs.”

Chris Wall said: “ “things did not go right” for 2/1 favourite Wake Up Maggie, who could finish only third.


He said: “It was a messy race in that they went off quick, slowed it up and then sprinted, and we got caught on the heels of the leaders after two furlongs and shuffled back further than we would have liked.


“That meant that we could never strike a blow at the business end, and it was just not our day.”



Race Five: Embers Plumbing and Heating Shop Conditions Stakes

SPITFIRE GUNS DOWN ART SALE ON POST

Spitfire sprang a 25-1 shock in the Embers Plumbing and Heating Shop Conditions Stakes, but, while most punters were left gobsmacked by the victory, trainer John Jenkins was “not in the least surprised.”

Paul Hanagan forced Spitfire up on the line to thwart Art Sale, and it was a lucky chance ride for Richard Fahey’s stable jockey as Michael Kinane had been booked but cried off at the last minute to catch an early flight back to Dublin.


Jenkins said: “Spitfire is a good horse. He cost me 19,000 guineas, but I trained all the family, and Fruits of Glory and Mr Cellophane both won as juveniles, too.


“I would have been disappointed if Spitfire had not finished in the first three, and now we will have a crack at the Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy.”


FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
EMBERS PLUMBING AND HEATING SHOP CONDITIONS STAKES

ART MAKES FRAME

The Gary Moore-trained Art Sale ran a gallant race in defeat when going down by a neck to Spitfire in the Embers Plumbing And Heating Shop Conditions Stakes.


“I’m very pleased, he’s done nothing wrong but we just unlucky to meet a good one,” said Moore’s assistant David Wilson. “I watched the race with (Spitfire’s trainer) John Jenkins and he said he had a good horse but just thought the ground might be a bit firm.


“He’s had two quick races so I think he would have a break now and then we’ll have a think about what to do. He’s conceding weight all the time in nurseries then has a penalty in open races so it’s not easy to find places to go with him.”


SIXTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
DONCASTER AUDI HANDICAP

GALACTIC STARS

The progressive Galactic Star justified 5/4 favouritism to comfortably land the Doncaster Audi Handicap and give jockey Ryan Moore a seventh success of the 2007 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival and a 19.25/1 double on the day.


“I’m very pleased with him, he’s really progressing now after a couple of unfortunate hiccups,” said winning trainer Sir Michael Stoute. “He’s coming good now and is very progressive.”

Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail, added: “He’s obviously going the right way and in a ding-dong he’d never be beaten.


“He was a bit naughty as a two-year-old and banged his head badly in the stalls at home. A piece of bone went into his eye but they stitched him up very well and he has a lot of wire in his head.”


SEVENTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
1SECURITYSOLUTIONS.CO.UK HANDICAP

CAMBRIDGESHIRE FOR THE ILLIES.


Progressive three-year-old The Illies is bound for the totesport Cambridgeshire when justifying 10/11 favouritism in the concluding 1securitysolutions.co.uk Handicap and getting up on the line.


"The race wasn't run because there wasn't much pace," said winning trainer Barry Hills. "He's a bit heady and wants to fight you but is a progressive sort and the plan is the Cambridgeshire."

The victory was William Buick's fourth win of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.



GOING REMAINS GOOD TO FIRM


Jon Pullin, Doncaster’s clerk of the course, reported this morning that the going remains Good to firm.

The GoingStick reading of 9.0 is the same as on the opening day, Wednesday. The readings on Thursday and Friday were 9.4 and 9.2 respectively.

He said: “We have put three millimetres of water on the whole track overnight and hopefully this will maintain the going at Good to firm for today’s racing.”


FIRST BORN BABY

Doncaster Racecourse has continued the tradition of giving a life membership to the first baby born in Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger day after a break of a year when the Classic was run at York.


The lucky baby boy was born to Nigel and Zoe Mallard of Denby Main, Doncaster at 5.20am and weighed in at a healthy 7lb 8oz.

TODAY’S BETTING MOVES


Ladbrokes, who sponsor today’s £500,000 Ladbrokes St Leger, say they have a “one-horse book” on the final Classic, following an avalanche of money this morning for the favourite Honolulu.


David Williams, PRO for the Magic Sign, said: “Honolulu has been backed to the exclusion of everything else in the field.


“Being sponsors of the big race, we were anxious to hold our offer of 9/4 as long as possible, but such was the weight of money that at 11am we had to pull out the clippers and cut him to 2/1. If this gamble continues he could start at 7/4 or even shorter.”

It was the same story from the Tote, Paddy Power and Hills, with the three firms reporting that they have been “knocked over for the 9/4", and 2/1 is the best available anywhere.


Corals, who have shaved Regal Flush a point to 8/1 for the big one, report Atlantic Sport to be “the buzz horse” for the opening Urban-i Champagne Stakes, and Mick Channon’s Ascot winner is down to 5/2 from 100/30, a move mirrored in Tote House and also with Paddy Power and Hills, both of whom have also seen money for River Proud (9/4 from 5/2).


Pearly Way is a popular order for the Ladbrokes Portland Handicap and is down to 9/1 from 12/1 with Paddy Power, who are paying each-way on the first five places, and he has been clipped two points to 10/1 with both Corals and Hills, who have also taken plenty of cash for the well-drawn Qadar (33/1 from 50/1).


Leading apprentice William Buick, who has already ridden three winners at the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, partners Qadar, and the talented 18-year-old’s last-race ride, The Illies, is proving popular with punters for the Istsecuritysolutions.co.uk Handicap.


David Williams of Ladbrokes, pointing out that four favourites won here yesterday, added: “We are as short as 11/8 about The Illies, but if Honolulu does the business and things go as bad as we suspect they might through the day, The Illies could go off a ridiculously short favourite.”




JOHN GOSDEN HAS DUAL LADBROKES ST LEGER CHALLENGE

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 yesterday afternoon: “The ground was lively enough on Thursday and they put five millimetres of water on overnight. My horse just needs the sting taken out of the ground. 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. 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




FIRST RACE RESULT

2.10pm URBAN-I CHAMPAGNE STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£100,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo colts and geldings Weights 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb Entries 142 pay £200 1st Forfeit 62 pay £250 Confirmed 18 pay £175 Penalty Value 1st £56,780, £21,520, 3rd £10,770, 4th £5,370, 5th £2,690, 6th £1,350

1 MCCARTNEY (GER) (Sheikh Mohammed) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [9] 8/1
2 ALEXANDER CASTLE (USA) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Daragh O'Donohoe [10] 22/1
3 ONE GREAT CAT (USA) (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien 2-8-12 Michael Kinane [1] 25/1
4 TAJDEEF (USA) (Hamdan Al Maltoum) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Richard Hills [8]
5 LET US PREY (Sp Investments SA) Neville Callaghan 2-8-12 Stephen Donohoe [4]
6 ATLANTIC SPORT (USA) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Tadgh O'Shea [6]
7 LUCIFER SAM (USA) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Niarchos Family) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [3]
8 RIVER PROUD (USA) (Michael Spencer) Paul Cole 2-8-12 Richard Quinn [2] 9/4f
9 STRIKE THE DEAL (USA) (The Searchers) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-01 Christophe Soumillon [11]
10 MAZE (IRE) (Pinnacle Dr Fong Partnership) Bryan Smart 2-8-12 Royston Ffrench [7]

10 ran
Non-runner: 10 Swiss Franc (vet’s certificate)
Distances: 2 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 1/2, 1/2, 4, 1/2, 2, 3
Time: 1m 25.04s
Breeder: Gestut Brummerhof
Breeding: b c In The Wings - Messina (GER) (Dashing Blade)
Totes: Win: £11.50 Places: £2.50, £5.00, £4.10 Exacta: £210.60

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2003 Lucky Story, 2007 McCartney), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Wins in a season (1987-2006): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain):141:158 Wins in 2007: 123 Number of horses in training (1987-2007): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120: 130: 147: 152: 159: 178: 178: n/a: n/a: n/a; n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Royal Ascot wins (28): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup)

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); Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2007 McCartney), 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: 93


SECOND RACE RESULT

2.40pm LADBROKES PORTLAND (HERITAGE HANDICAP)
£75,000 guaranteed, 5f 140y, For 3yo+ Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 (112 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 (112 if 3yo) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted) Weights raised 3lb Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after September 8, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 2lb Rising Shadow’s Handicap Mark 105 Entries 61 pay £225 Penalty Value 1st £46,740; 2nd £13,995; 3rd £6,997.50; 4th £3,502.50; 5th £1,747.50; 6th £877.50

1 FULLANDBY (IRE) (M Greenwood) Tim Etherington 5-8-13 Patrick McDonald (3) [21] 20/1
2 PARADISE ISLE (The Equema Partnership) Chris Wall 6-9-07 Richard Hughes [11] 25/1
3 PEARLY WEY (Dennis Shaw) Clive Cox 4-9-00 Philip Robinson [14] 7/1
4 ORPSIE BOY (IRE) (Vanessa Church) Nick Littmoden 4-8-08 Luke Morris (5) [12] 28/1
5 GIFT HORSE (Alfi & Partners) David Nicholls 7-8-12v Stephen Donohoe [13] 7/1
6 GREEN MANALISHI (T Fawcett, S McCarthy, J Brennan & J Smith) Kevin Ryan 6-9-02 Paul Townend (7) [16]
7 RIVER FALCON (F Brady, E Bruce & S Bruce) Jim Goldie 7-9-04 Richard Quinn [15]
8 ORIENTOR (F Brady) Jim Goldie 9-8-12 Daniel Tudhope [20]
9 QADAR (IRE) (Nigel Shields) Nick Littmoden 5-8-08b William Buick (3) [18]
10 JUDD STREET (Fulke Johnson Houghton) Eve Johnson Houghton 5-9-09 Stephen Carson [2]
11 ONE MORE ROUND (USA) (Nigel Shields) Nick Littmoden 9-8-12b Royston Ffrench [3]
12 BUACHAILL DONA (IRE) (Mike Browne) David Nicholls 4-9-07 Adrian Nicholls [7]
13 FANTASY BELIEVER (The Fantasy Fellowship B) John Quinn 9-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [17]
14 TABARET (T Adams) Richard Whitaker 4-8-12 Tom Eaves [22]
14 OFF THE RECORD (Peter Onslow & Ian Henderson) James Given 3-9-00 Tom Queally [8]
16 KING ORCHISIOS (IRE) (Julian & Rosie Richer) Kevin Ryan 4-9-05p Paul Mulrennan [4]
17 LIPOCCO (The Anagram Partnership) Ralph Beckett 3-9-03 George Baker [19] 6/1f
18 HOH HOH HOH (Multi Lines 2) Richard Price 5-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [10]
19 GREEN PARK (IRE) (G A Fiings Ltd) Richard Fahey 4-8-13 Paul Hanagan [9]
20 GOLDEN DIXIE (USA) (Vicki Davies) Ron Harris 8-9-02 Ryan Moore [5]
21 BOUNTY QUEST (Malih Al Basti) Kevin Ryan 5-9-03 Daragh O'Donohoe [1]

21 ran
No-runner: 1 Rising Shadow (vet’s certificate)
Distances: hd, 1, 1 1/4, sh, 1 3/4, sh, 1/2, sh, sh, hd, hd, sh, hd, dht, 1, 3/4, hd, nk, 2 1/2, 5
Time: 1m 06.63s
Breeder: Mrs A Haskell Ellis
Breeding: b g Monashee Mountain (USA) - Ivory Turner (Efisio)
Totes: Win: £28.60 Places: £7.10; £4.80; £2.10; £11.40 Exacta: £1,735.90

Winning Trainer:-Name: Etherington, Tim Born: April 2, 1960 Based: Norton, North Yorkshire Big Race Wins: Ladbrokes Portland (2007 Fullandby), Cathcart Challenge Cup (1992 Repeat The Dose) Number of Wins (2001-2006): 9; 2; 6; 4; 8; 7 Wins in 2007: 3

Winning Jockey: Patrick J McDonald Background: Rode on the flat in Ireland for Charles O’Brien and partnered two winners. Made his name as a jump jockey and joined Ferdy Murphy as a conditional rider in February 2005. Rides successfully under both codes Based: c/o Ferdy Murphy, Leyburn Big Race Wins: Ladbrokes Portland (2007 Fullandby) First career win (flat): Gowran Park, September 17, 2002, Blue Russian (Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap) First jumps win: Sedgefield, March 15, 2005, Dark Thunder (John Wade Skip Hire Selling Handicap Hurdle) Number of Flat Wins in Britain (2005-2006): 0; 1 Wins in 2007: 15







FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.50pm GNER PARK STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£100,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb Penalties in 2007, a winner of a Group Two race 4lb; of a Group One race 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb Entries 16 pay £650 Penalty Value 1st £56,780;2nd £21,520; 3rd £10,770; 4th £5,370; 5th £2,690; 6th £1,350

1 ARABIAN GLEAM (Saeed Suhail) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [1] 5/2
2 DUFF (IRE) (Kilboy Estate) Edward Lynam IRE 4-9-02 Ryan Moore [6] 11/4
3 WAKE UP MAGGIE (IRE) (J Lambton) Chris Wall 4-8-13 George Baker [5] 2/1f
4 KING JOCK (USA) (Thistle Bloodstock Limited) Robbie Osborne IRE 6-9-02 Pat Shanahan [4]
5 MAC LOVE (Vimal Khosla) Jeremy Noseda 6-9-02 Tom Queally [7]
6 CAPTAIN MARVELOUS (IRE) (Ronnie Arculli) Barry Hills 3-8-12 Christophe Soumillon [3]

6 ran
Non-runner: 1 Al Qasi (ground)
Distances: nk, 2 1/2, 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 12
Time: 1m 24.24s
Breeder: P & Mrs A Venner
Breeding: b c Kyllachy - Gleam Of Light (IRE) (Danehill)
Totes: Win: £3.50 Places: £2.30; £2.00 Exacta: £10.20

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: 41 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), GNER Park Stakes (2007 Arabian Gleam), 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: 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: 16 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)


FIFTH RACE RESULT

4.20pm EMBERS PLUMBING AND HEATING SHOP CONDITIONS STAKES
£18,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo which have not won a class 1 race Weights colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb Penalties for each class 4 race won 2lb; for each class 3 race won 4lb; for each class 2 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 32 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 SPITFIRE (The Spitfire Partnership) John Jenkins 2-8-13 Paul Hanagan [4] 25/1
2 ART SALE (R Green) Gary Moore 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [9] 11/4
3 TAURIAN (Tyme Partnership) Linda Stubbs 2-8-11 Tom Eaves [3] 9/1
4 ANCIEN REGIME (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed) Michael Jarvis 2-8-13 Philip Robinson [11] 9/4f
5 AL MUHEER (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-11 Johnny Murtagh [5]
6 MAZZANTI (Hambleton Racing Ltd II & T Fawcett) Kevin Ryan 2-8-11 Daragh O'Donohoe [2]
7 FIRESTREAK (The Queen) Richard Hannon 2-8-13 Ryan Moore [1]
8 MISTER FIPS (IRE) (Mark & Sue Harniman) Jane Chapple-Hyam 2-8-13 Tom McLaughlin [8]
9 CAPTAIN MACARRY (IRE) (Anthony Gee) Bryan Smart 2-8-13 Royston Ffrench [10]
10 SAILOR AT SEA (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 2-8-13 Richard Hughes [6]

10 ran
Non-runner: 11 Feeling Proud (vet’s certificate)
Distances: nk, 1 1/2, nk, sh, 1 1/2, 1, 8, nk, 7
Time: 1m 12.60s
Breeder: R Hill
Breeding: b g Mujahid - Fresh Fruit Daily (Reprimand)
Totes: Win: £22.90 Places: £4.00; £1.80; £2.10 Exacta: £161.80

Winning trainer: John Jenkins Based: Kings Ride Stables, Baldock Road, Royston, Hertfordshire Date of birth: 10/10/47. Date of first licence: 1979 Background: Stable lad with father, Ren, and National Hunt jockey. Trains under both codes. Number of horses in training (1983-2007): 36, 38, 46, 61, 48, 62, 55, 54, 59, 63, 45, 42, 44, 57, 36, 37, 50, 40, 40, 37, 47, 58, 43, 40; 43 Royal Ascot Wins: (1) Thundering Surf (Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap, June 18, 2002) Wins on Flat (2001-06): 10; 4; 21; 15; 15; 20 Wins in 2007: 10

Winning Jockey:-Name: Hanagan, Paul Geoffrey Born: September 8, 1980 Other Information: Formerly apprenticed to trainer Richard Fahey in Malton for whom he is now stable jockey - the winner of the Racing Schools Apprentice series in 2000, he earned himself a six-week working holiday with Paddy Rudkin in Dubai. Father, Geoff, had brief flirtation with racing in 1960s working for John Waugh in Newmarket for 18 months. Paul began riding out for Warrington-based handler Terry Caldwell before joining Malcolm Jefferson’s yard after coming through British Racing School’s nine-week course. Then teamed up with Fahey Big Race Wins: totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road), Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), Northumberland Plate (2004 Mirjan), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2004 Golden Legacy), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova) Total Goodwood Wins: 3 (3 at July Meeting) First Goodwood Win: Lady Bear (William Hill Mile, August 1, 2003) Wins 2000-2006: 23, 29, 84*, 64 ,101, 79, 107 (*champion apprentice) Wins in 2007: 69

SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.55pm DONCASTER AUDI STAKES (HANDICAP)
£27,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f, For 3yo+ Rated 96-110 (also open to such horses rated 95 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 11lb Minimum Weight 8st 11lb, 3yo 8st 2lb Penalties after September 8, each race won 6lb Classic Punch’s Handicap Mark 110 Entries 20 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £17,487.90; 2nd £5,202.90; 3rd £2,600.10; 4th £1,298.70

1 GALACTIC STAR (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-11 Ryan Moore [4] 5/4f
2 NEW GUINEA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-12 Daragh O'Donohoe [2] 8/1
3 CAMROSE (Nicholas Cooper) John Dunlop 6-8-13b Jimmy Fortune [1] 14/1
4 RAYHANI (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-8-10 William Buick (3) [7] 7/1
5 RAMPALLION (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-12 Richard Hills [8]
6 LAKE POET (IRE) (Mohammed Rashid) Clive Brittain 4-9-05 Johnny Murtagh [5]
7 CLASSIC PUNCH (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 4-9-11 Richard Quinn [6]
8 BRITANNIC (The Park Homes Syndicate) Tom Tate 4-9-06 Paul Hanagan [3]

8 ran
Distances: 2 1/2, 6, nk, 5, 1/2, 3 1/2, 30
Time: 2m 28.58s
Breeder: Hascombe & Valiant Studs
Breeding: ch c Galileo (IRE) - Balisada (Kris)
Totes: Win: £2.10 Places: £1.20; £2.20; £2.60 Exacta: £98.84

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: 88 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); Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2007 McCartney), 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: 94


SEVENTH RACE RESULT

5.30pm 1stsecuritysolutions.co.uk HANDICAP
£30,000 guaranteed, 1m straight, For 3yo+ Rated 96-110 (also open to such horses rated 95 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum Weight 8st 7lb, 3yo 8st 2lb Penalties after September 8, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 5lb Mine’s Handicap Mark 106 Entries 22 pay £75 Penalty Value 1st £19,431; 2nd £5,781; 3rd £2,889; 4th £1,443

1 THE ILLIES (IRE) (John Grant) Barry Hills 3-8-02 William Buick (3) [8] 10/11f
2 METROPOLITAN MAN (The Metropolitans) David Simcock 4-9-05 George Baker [6] 16/1
3 EDDIE JOCK (IRE) (Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum) Michael Bell 3-9-06 Richard Hughes [9] 14/1
4 HUMUNGOUS (IRE) (Exors of the Late Mrs E Hankinson) Charles Egerton 4-9-03 Ryan Moore [2]
5 VORTEX (Coriolis Partnership) Gay Kelleway 8-9-06et Johnny Murtagh [5]
6 MINE (IRE) (M Dawson) James Bethell 9-9-07v Richard Quinn [7]
7 FLIPANDO (IRE) (Mrs J Hazell) David Barron 6-9-01 Jimmy Fortune [3]
8 RIO RIVA (Rio Riva Partnership) Julie Camacho 5-9-03 Tom Eaves [4]

8 ran
Non-runner: 8 Ekhtiaar (vet’s certificate)
Distances: hd, 1 3/4, 1, sh, 1 1/4, 3/4, 5
Time: 1m 38.22s
Breeder: Glashare House Stud
Breeding: b c Fasliyev (USA) - Velvet Appeal (IRE) (Petorius)
Totes: Win: £1.90 Places: £1.30; £3.90; £2.80 Exacta: £21.20

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: 69 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: 58 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

FINAL STANDINGS

Name 1st 2nd 3rd
Ryan Moore 7 1 -
William Buick 4 - 1
Johnny Murtagh 3 1 1
Ted Durcan 2 3 4
Frankie Dettori 2 2 4
Jamie Spencer 1 2 -
Jimmy Fortune 1 1 4
David Allan 1 - 1
John Egan 1 - -
Paul Hanagan 1 - -
Michael Hills 1 - -
Patrick McDonald 1 - -
Frannie Norton 1 - -
Daniel Tudhope 1 - -
Mick Kinane - 2 1
Richard Hughes - 2 1
Neil Callan - 2 -
Adam Kirby - 2 -
Daragh O’Donohoe - 2 -
Tom Queally - 2 -
Kerrin McEvoy - 1 1
Seb Sanders - 1 1
Adrian Nicholls - 1 -
Richard Quinn - 1 -
George Baker - 1 1
Lance Betts - - 1
Darryll Holland - - 1
Liam Jones - - 1
Richard Kingscote - - 1
Paul Mulrennan - - 1
Philip Robinson - - 1
Tom Eaves - - 1


LEADING TRAINER AT THE LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL

FINAL STANDINGS

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



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