Thursday, September 10, 2009
LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2009, DONCASTER
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DFS LADIES DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
THE 2009 LADBROKES ST LEGER DECLARED RUNNERS
Class 1, Group 1, £540,050 Total Prize Fund. 3pm, Doncaster, Saturday, September 12. For 3yo only, entire colts and fillies. One mile, six furlongs & 132 yards. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed June 30, entries revealed July 1 (41 entered). Scratchings' deadline August 25 (11 remained), six-day confirmation & £45,000 supplementary entry stage Monday, September 7 (nine confirmations plus one supplementary entry), final declaration stage 10am, Thursday, September 10 (eight declarations). Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Wednesday, September 10, 2009.
Form Horse Owner Trainer Jockey
1) 05-210035 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Jack Hanson Barry Hills Michael Hills
2) 5-23112 CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Christopher Hanbury Aidan O'Brien IRE -
3) (1)-33213 FATHER TIME Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil Jamie Spencer
4) 211-5011 KITE WOOD (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori
5) 13-(4)1332 MASTERY Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Ted Durcan
6) 361-204351 MONITOR CLOSELY (IRE) Lawrie Inman Peter Chapple-Hyam Jimmy Fortune
7) 121-3232 MOURAYAN (IRE) H H Aga Khan John Oxx IRE Fran Berry
8) 03-126 VON JAWLENSKY (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE -
8 declared runners
AGE OF AQUARIUS, the ante-post favourite for Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger, was taken out of the final Classic just before today’s declaration time of 10am.
His stable companion Rockhampton was also withdrawn which leaves eight runners for the 2009 Ladbrokes St Leger.
Aidan O’Brien, trainer of both Age Of Aquarius and Rockhampton, is still represented by two declared runners, Changingoftheguard and Von Jawlensky.
The revised betting from Ladbrokes (at 10.20pm on Thursday, September 10) is: 9/4 Kite Wood, 11/4 Changingoftheguard, 5/1 Monitor Closely, 5/1 Father Time, 8/1 Mourayan, 12/1 Mastery, 66/1 Above Average, 100/1 Von Jawlensky.
David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “It is always a blow to connections and ante-post punters when a Classic favourite is withdrawn at such a late stage, but it is one of the perils of the game and we look to move on.”
THE REASON FOR THE DEFECTION OF AGE OF AQUARIUS FROM THE LADBROKES ST LEGER
AGE OF AQUARIUS, the ante-post favourite for Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger, was taken out of the final Classic just before today’s declaration time of 10am.
His trainer Aidan O'Brien explained: “We were not 100% happy with him after his canter this morning and decided not to declare him.”
JOHNNY MURTAGH SWITCHES FROM AGE OF AQUARIUS TO CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD
Johnny Murtagh, Coolmore’s retained jockey, is to ride Changingoftheguard in Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger following the withdrawal of his intended mount, the 9/4 ante-post favourite Age Of Aquarius, at this morning’s final declaration stage.
Murtagh is seeking his first win in the final Classic on the three-year-old who is now O’Brien’s main hope - the 11/4 second favourite with the sponsors.
Colm O’Donoghue will partner the other O’Brien-trained runner, 100/1 chance Von Jawlensky who is expected to act as a pacemaker.
THE 2009 LADBROKES ST LEGER DECLARED RUNNERS WITH DRAW & FULL JOCKEYS
Class 1, Group 1, £540,050 Total Prize Fund. 3pm, Doncaster, Saturday, September 12. For 3yo only, entire colts and fillies. One mile, six furlongs & 132 yards. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed June 30, entries revealed July 1 (41 entered). Scratchings' deadline August 25 (11 remained), six-day confirmation & £45,000 supplementary entry stage Monday, September 7 (nine confirmations plus one supplementary entry), final declaration stage 10am, Thursday, September 10 (eight declarations).Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Wednesday, September 10, 2009.
Form Horse Owner Trainer Jockey Draw
1) 05-210035 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Jack Hanson Barry Hills Michael Hills 6
2) 5-23112 CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Christopher Hanbury Aidan O'Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh 3
3) (1)-33213 FATHER TIME Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil Jamie Spencer 5
4) 211-5011 KITE WOOD (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 4
5) 13-(4)1332 MASTERY Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor Ted Durcan 7
6) 361-204351 MONITOR CLOSELY (IRE) Lawrie Inman Peter Chapple-Hyam Jimmy Fortune 2
7) 121-3232 MOURAYAN (IRE) H H Aga Khan John Oxx IRE Fran Berry 8
8) 03-126 VON JAWLENSKY (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE Colm O’Donoghue 1
8 declared runners
LADBROKES REFUNDING AGE OF AQUARIUS BETS
Following the withdrawal of the Aidan O’Brien-trained 9/4 ante-post favourite Age Of Aquarius from the line-up of Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger, the race sponsors have made the decision to refund bets made on the horse.
David Williams, spokesman for Ladbrokes, said: “All bets with Ladbrokes - from all sources - made on Age Of Aquarius for the Ladbrokes St Leger with Ladbrokes are to be refunded.
“Given the timing of the withdrawal [just before 10am today], the circumstances and our profile this week as sponsors of Britain’s oldest Classic, we felt it was the right thing to do.
“It’s going to cost us a six-figure sum, but we’ll swallow the pill.”
SISTERS-IN-LAW ARE THE BEST DRESSED
Sisters-in-law Helena Towse and Natalie Fowler won the two best dressed lady competitions at Doncaster today on DFS Ladies Day.
She wins a Mini Cooper convertible car for a year thanks to DFS, bespoke hand-made jewellery worth £400, a year’s gym membership, an overnight stay for two plus champagne in a four-star hotel, bespoke fascinator, beauty parlour package, £150 to spend at a designer boutique and two tickets to the Racing Post Trophy meeting at Doncaster next month.
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GEORDIELAND ON SONG FOR DFS DONCASTER CUP
Jamie Osborne reports that Geordieland, having by-passed the Weatherby Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York in August, is in fine fettle for tomorrow’s Group Two DFS Doncaster Cup. “There was nothing specific that prevented us from running him at York, he just wasn’t ready. He is in good shape now though,” said Osborne.
Yeats has cast a giant shadow over the staying division and Geordieland has suffered more than most, twice collecting the runners-up prize in the Ascot Gold Cup behind the all-conquering Yeats. There is no Yeats in Doncaster this week though, Aidan O’Brien’s horse having been targeted at the Irish St Leger at the Curragh on Saturday.
“One is never confident, but it would appear that on his best form Geordieland has now got a very good chance. Even on his second-best form, he should win it,” said Osborne.
The likely obstacles to Geordieland’s third Group Two victory are like to be Askar Tau and Drill Sergeant, who fought out the finish of the Lonsdale Cup in the absence of Geordieland. Askar Tau, from the Marcus Tregoning stable won that battle by one and a quarter lengths, but Osborne rather put the cat among the pigeons subsequently by suggesting that it was a rather low-grade edition of the Group Two event.
“Taking nothing away from the winner, you would have to say that the race was a bit sub-standard,” said Osborne.
Geordieland was also have a new pilot for his 35th outing, Mick Kinane stepping into the plate for the DFS Doncaster Cup. It is experience allied to experience, you could say. If all goes well, the schedule remains the Breeder’s Cup Marathon at Santa Anita in November. With the distance of the Breeders’ Cup race now upped to one mile, six furlongs (from one mile four furlongs last year), it should suit Geordieland perfectly, though Osborne suggested that the eight-year-old wouldn’t have been without a chance had the race distance remained the same.
Today’s crown on DFS Ladies Day at Doncaster came to just over 14,000, which is on a par with last year’s attendance.
SELECTED WATERING AGAIN TONIGHT
There will be some selected watering of the track once again tonight.
Doncaster’s Clerk of the Course David Williams explained: “We will be watering the course selectively ahead of Friday’s racing from the start of the round mile and into the straight.
“I won’t be able to give an exact amount of water we will put down until I have walked the course and assessed the situation. The course hasn’t dried out as much today as it did yesterday.
“Some of the forecasts say that there may be some more cloud around tomorrow but it should continue to be dry and warm for the rest of the week.”
First Race - The crownhotel-bawtry.com E.B.F. Maiden Stakes - Winners’ Quotes
COORDINATED CUTS THE MUSTARD
Peter Chapple-Hyam’s unraced two-year-old was backed like defeat was out of the question in the crownhotel-bawtry.com E.B.F. Maiden Stakes and so it proved, Coordinated Cut winning by a length and a quarter at 10/11.
Chapple-Hyam, who clearly has high hopes for the colt, sees the Racing Post Trophy, at the Doncaster course on October 24th as the natural next step.
“That would be the plan at the moment. But he’s still a shell, he’s still very weak. There’s nothing of him yet. He needs to strengthen and if he does between now and then, I’ll run him in the Racing Post Trophy. But it wouldn’t bother me if he didn’t race again this year. He’s still weak, but he does everything right.
“Kieren said there wasn’t enough pace. He wanted them to go fast because he’s a mile and a half horse. The ground didn’t matter. He’s only ever worked on fast ground, so I’d be worried if we met soft ground.
“I do believe he will be a good horse one day, I really do. He’s not the article yet. He’s not finished yet. He’s got a lot of improving to do - bit like his trainer.”
Following the race, Ladbrokes immediately shortened the colt to 16/1 for next year’s Derby (it was available at 25/1 earlier in the week) and Chapple-Hyam was emphatic that the premier Classic was the main focus for his talented Montjeu colt.
“He will not be entered in the Guineas - don’t listen to the owner [Lawrie Inman]. The Guineas don’t close till February, but I will probably forget to put him in,” said Chapple-Hyam. “We will take the Dante route, if we’re good enough,” he added.
The trainer also reported that his Ladbrokes St Leger hope Monitor Closely was, “Coming here in good form”. Chapple-Hyam believes the continuing good weather is to the colt’s advantage. “The more the sun keeps shining the better. I’ve never been a believer that he would quite stay, but it will make the job easier,” he said.
The withdrawal this morning of the favourite Age Of Aquarius he saw as another plus. “It’s a bit strange. When he pulled out I thought he must be running in Ireland because the ground is a bit easier, but he doesn’t run anywhere,” said Chapple-Hyam.
The Stewards noted that the winner of the first race, Coordinated Cut, had interfered with the runner-up Tactician inside the final furlong. But after viewing a video of the incident, they were satisfied that it neither involved a riding offence nor improved Coordinated Cut’s placing, so they took no further action.
More quotes - first race
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THE WINNING OWNER - LAWRIE INMAN
Lawrie Inman, the winning owner of Coordinated Cut in the first race, said: “He is all right isn’t he - not too shabby. A maiden is a maiden. You get your maiden out of the way.
“I have had a couple of bets on him for next year - you have to as it is no fun without it - but not the £4,000 at 33/1 for the Derby reported this morning.
“Coordinated Cut and Monitor Closely are two different horses. I am pretty confident in Monitor but we will have to wait and see. I think the ground will suit him. If he stays, he probably wins (Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger). I guess that is the question - his stamina.”
THE WINNING RIDER - KIEREN FALLON
Kieren Fallon, rider of the winner Coordinated Cut, commented: “He travelled smartly - I just got to the front too soon. He pricked his ears.
“He did it nice and smooth - he was watching the crowd. I think he will go on from here.
“He is a lovely big, well-bred horse. He is by Montjeu and I love riding them - they give you a great feel, are good movers and they stay so hopefully he will go on from here.
“I sat on him on Monday and I liked him - I like him even more now.”
THE SECOND’S TRAINER - MICHAEL BELL
The Michael Bell-trained Tactician, owned by Her Majesty the Queen, finished second, a length and a quarter behind the favourite Coordinated Cut:: “I was very happy with him.
“He is not fully tuned. Though he is fit, there is a lot of mental improvement to come with him.
“Tactician is a horse with a big future hopefully. If the Chapple-Hyam drum is right, we have come up against quite a good one.
“This is a nice horse, very much for next year. He will probably have another run in a maiden this year and we will then take a view. Hopefully, he will have a rosy future.
“He will eventually get a mile and a half, no worries. He could not have made a better start but it is early days to talk of Classics.”
GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE
Kieren Fallon, the winning jockey on 10/11 favourite, Coordinated Cut, described the going as: “Beautiful.”
Hayley Turner, rider of the 1 1/4 length second Tactician, said: “Good to firm.”
Neil Callan, jockey of third placed Muwalla, thought the going: “Beautiful. Lovely good to fast ground with a good covering of grass.”
Alan Munro, rider of Arlequin, said: “He’s done really well with the ground, it is lovely. The watering has just taken the sting out of it.”
Pat Dobbs, jockey of Beyond The City, said: “It is beautiful, better than yesterday (good to firm).”
Michael Hills, rider of Chain Of Events, described the going as : “The same as yesterday (good to firm).”
Micky Fenton, rider of Karamojo Bell, said: “I would say it is the same as yesterday really.”
Richard Hills, jockey of Munsarim, said: “Good to firm.”
Mick Kinane, rider of Quick Reaction, said: “Good to firm.”
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.00pm crownhotel-bawtry.com EBF MAIDEN STAKES
Class 3, £10,500 guaranteed. For 2yo, which are EBF eligible, 1m. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,799.80; 2nd: £2,023.35; 3rd: £1,011.15; 4th: £505.05
1) COORDINATED CUT (IRE) (Lawrie Inman) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-03 Kieren Fallon  10/11 Fav
2) TACTICIAN (The Queen) Michael Bell 2-9-03 Hayley Turner  12/1
3) MUWALLA (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-9-03 Neil Callan  16/1
4) MUNSARIM (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 2-9-03 Richard Hills 
5) QUICK REACTION (The Queen) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Michael Kinane 
6) KARAMOJO BELL (Fitri Hay) Tom Tate 2-9-03 Micky Fenton 
7) ARLEQUIN (Dr Anne Gillespie) James Bethell 2-9-03 Alan Munro 
8) CHAIN OF EVENTS (Sir Alex Ferguson, Cavendish Investment Ltd, Jack Hanson) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Michael Hills 
9) BEYOND THE CITY (USA) (Byerley Thoroughbred Racing) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Pat Dobbs 
9 ran Non-Runner: Alfonso The Wise (Going)
Time: 1m 37.99s Distances: 1¼, 1, hd, 1, 2½, hd, nk, 9
Breeder: Hascombe & Valiant Studs Breeding: b c Montjeu (IRE) - Apache Star (Arazi)
Tote Win: £2.00 Places: £1.10; £2.30; £3.60 Exacta: £14.20
Winning trainer:-Name: Chapple-Hyam, Peter William Based: St Gatien, All Saints Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of birth: 2/4/63 Date of first licence:1991 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Barry Hills. Trained at Manton, now occupied by Brian Meehan. Returned from spell training in Hong Kong at the beginning of 2004 Other details: From Coventry but supports West Bromwich Albion FC Classic wins: (3) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), Vodafone Derby (1992 Dr Devious, 2007 Authorized) Other major wins include: Betfair Cup (2007 Tariq), Champion Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1995 Spectrum), Cornwallis Stakes (2005 Hunter Street), Dee Stakes (2004 African Dream), French 2000 Guineas (1998 Victory Note), Grand Criterium (1996 Revoque), Irish Champion Stakes (1992 Dr Devious), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1994 Turtle Island, 1995 Spectrum), Italian Derby (1993 White Muzzle, 1997 Single Empire), Juddmonte International Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Prix de l’Abbaye (1997 Carmine Lake), Prix de la Salamandre (1996 Revoque), Prix Morny (2006 Dutch Art), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins), Richmond Stakes (2004 Montgomery’s Arch, 2006 Hamoody), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (1991 Rodrigo De Triano, 2006 Dutch Art) TNT July Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes (2009 Monitor Closely) First Royal Ascot win: Stonehatch (June 15, 1993 - Coventry) Royal Ascot wins (7): Coventry Stakes (1993 Stonehatch), Norfolk Stakes (1993 Turtle Island, 2006 Dutch Art, 2007 Winker Watson), Chesham Stakes (1993 State Performer), Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq) Horses in training (1992-2008): 73; 79; 98; 96; 113; 84; 86; 96; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; 40; 71; 71; 74; 85; Wins in a season (1991-2008): 27; 41; 52; 39; 37; 52; 37; 37; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; 30; 32; 40; 30; 30; Wins in 2009: 29
Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis Date Of Birth: February 22, 1965 Background: Became apprentice to Kevin Predergast when 17, riding his first winner the following year. Moved to Britain when still an apprentice in 1988, working for Jimmy Fitzgerald and then Lynda Ramsden in 1993. Sigened to ride for Henry Cecil in 1996, and became champion jockey for the first time in 1997 with 202 wins, also winning his first two classics. Joined Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 after acrimonious split with Cecil, but suffered a bad fall at Royal Ascot that nearly ended his career, and ruled him out of the rest of the season. Replaced Jamie Spencer as Ballydoyle stable jockey in 2005, although continued to ride for Stoute when allowed. Charged with race-fixing by City of London Police in 2006, and banned from riding in Britain pending trial. Also failed drugs test in France, resulting in worldwide six month ban in the same year. Returned to action in June 2007, although gave up riding in October 2007 to concentrate impending court case. Cleared of attempting to defraud Betfair customers when trial collapsed in December 2007, only to be found guilty of failing a drugs test in France in August, 2007. Started riding out for Sir Michael Stoute after being given an 18 month ban and launched his own website. Returned to race riding in Britain at Lingfiled Park on September 3, 2009. First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) British Classic wins: (13) 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board, 2006 Alexandrova), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Big Race Wins: Grosser Pries von Baden (1997 Borgia), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali Royal), Prince ofWales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Epsom Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), La Foret (1998 Tomba), Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Epsom Oaks (1999 Ramruma), Epsom Derby (1999 Oath), 1000 Guineas (1999 Wince), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantasic Light), Coronation Cup (2000 Dlaiapour), 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best), Lockinge Stakes (2001 Medicean), Eclipse Stakes (2001 Medicean), 2000 Guineas (2001 Golan), Italian Oaks (2002 Guadalupe), Yorkshire Oaks (2002 Islington), Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (2002 Golan), Coronation Cup (2002 Boreal), Morny (2002 Elusive City), Lagardere (2002 Hold That Tiger), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare (2003 Islington), Yorkshire Oaks (2003 Islington), Nassau Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), Epsom Derby (2003 Kris Kin), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), 1000 Guineas (2003 Russian Rhythm), Opera (2003 Zee Zee Top), Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare (2004 Ouija Board), Pheonix Stakes (2004 Damson), Irish Oaks (2004 Ouija Board), Yorkshire Oaks (2004 Quiff), Racing Post Trophy (2004 Motivator), Epsom Oaks (2004 Ouija Board), Nassau Stakes (2004 Favourable Terms), Lockinge Stakes (2004 Russian Rhythm), Epsom Derby (2004 North Light), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut), Arlington Million (2005 Powerscourt), Phoenix Stakes (2005 George Washington), National Stakes (2005 George Washington), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2005 Rumplestiltskin),Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Eclipse stakes (2005 Oratorio), Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats), 2000 Guineas (2005 Footstepsinthesand), 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Marcel Boussac (2005 Rumplestiltskin), Lagardere (2005 Horatio Nelson), Grand Prix de Paris (2005 Scorpion), Arc de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run), Phoenix Stakes (2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2006 Hurricane Run), Irish Derby (2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Champion Stakes (2006 Dylan Thomas), Preis von Europa (2006 Youmzain), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem), Epsom Oaks (2006 Alexandrova), Lockinge Stakes (2006 Peeress), Gold Cup (2006 Yeats), 2000 Guineas (2006 George Washington), Poule d’Essai des Poulins (2006 Aussie Rules), Lagardere (2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats), Irish Champion Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Morny (2007 Myboycharlie), Grand Prix de Saint-CLoud (2007 Mountain High), Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas) Royal Ascot wins: 27 First Royal Ascot win: Royal Hunt Cup (June 19, 1996, Yeast) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), King Edward VII Stakes (1998 Royal Anthem, 2006 Papal Bull), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos, 2006 Yeats), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm) , Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem) First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 78 (32 at July Meeting) Wins (1988-2006): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200, 70, 27 *Champion jockey No rides in Britain in 2007 or 2008 Wins in 2009: 7
Race 2 - Robinsons Designer Fashion At Bawtry Handicap - Winning Quotes
TREGONING HAS EYE ON THE FUTURE WITH MAWATHEEQ
Trainer Marcus Tregoning’s stable may have endured a torrid time for much of this season but things have really picked up over the last few weeks and Mawatheeq continued the handler’s return to form with victory in the 10-furlong £25,000 Robinsons Designer Fashion At Bawtry Handicap.
Partnered by Richard Hills in the famous royal blue and white silks of owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the 7/2 co-favourite came with a good run inside the final furlong to win by a length and a quarter from Eastern Aria, another of the 7/2 co-favourites.
Mawatheeq had not run since putting up a disappointing performance at Newbury back in April and Tregoning commented: “It is good to get him back. All the horses were wrong in the spring, including this one.
“Richard was very pleased with the way he picked up today. He actually hadn’t been working very well at home, so I was relieved to see him win today. Some horses just become lazy in their work and that may be the case with this horse.
“He has won over 10 furlongs today but I would hope he would get a bit further. We could look at the Cumberland Lodge Stakes next (Group Three, Ascot, September 27). He is a nice horse and it would be good to go for a Group race with him. He will also hopefully stay in training next year.”
Mawatheeq received quotes from the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket after his win today (14/1 totesport, 16/1 Paddy Power) but Tregoning was keen to stress that no firm plans have been made as yet.
He continued: “I haven’t even spoken to Sheikh Hamdan yet or to Angus (Gold, racing manager) as to where he goes next. There is no rush.”
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s Group Two DFS Doncaster Cup, where he saddles Askar Tau, Tregoning commented: “Askar Tau is in great form and flying at the moment - we are looking forward to tomorrow.
“The extra distance will do no harm and the ground should not be a problem. The horse is hopefully on an upward curve.”
Reflecting on the season, Tregoning concluded: “The horses are flying now and I would like to thank all the owners for the patience they have shown.
“In particular, I would like to thank Sheikh Hamdan for his patience - he wouldn’t put up
with me otherwise!”
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.35pm ROBINSONS DESIGNER FASHION AT BAWTRY HANDICAP
Class 2, £25,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ rated 0-110, 1m 2f 60yds. Weights: highest weight 9st 11lb; minimum weight 8st 11lb (3yo 8st 4lb). Penalties: after August 29, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £16,190; 2nd: £4,187.50; 3rd: £2,407.50; 4th: £1,202.50
1) MAWATHEEQ (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-04 Richard Hills  7/2 Co-Fav
2) EASTERN ARIA (UAE) (Sheikh Hamsan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-10 Joe Fanning  7/2 Co-Fav
3) FANJURA (IRE) (Terry Benson) Barry Hills 4-9-09 Frankie Dettori  7/2 Co-Fav
4) AUSTRALIA DAY (IRE) (Samantha & Emma McQuiston Partnership) Paul Webber 6-8-13 Martin Dwyer 
5) BAZERGAN (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 4-8-11 Neil Callan 
6) ALFATHAA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 4-9-03 Kieren Fallon  7/2 Co-Fav
6 ran Non-Runners: Dream Lodge (Self-Certificate, Rash), Moonquake (Dead), Laterly (Going)
Time: 2m 6.14s Distances:1¼, 1½, hd, ½, ½
Breeder: Shadwell Farm LLC Breeding: Danzig (USA) - Sarayir (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA))
Tote Win: £4.70 Places: £2.10, £2.20 Exacta: £18.80
Winning trainer:-Name: Tregoning, Marcus Philip Born: July 31, 1959 Based: Kingwood House Stables, Lambourn, Berkshire Riding Career: Point-to-Points Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1997. Previously assistant-trainer to Major Dick Hern for 14 years. Classic Wins (1): Vodafone Derby (2006 Sir Percy) Big Race Wins Include: Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 High Accolade, 2005 Mubtaker), Dewhurst Stakes (2005 Sir Percy), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002, 2003, 2004 Mubtaker), John Porter Stakes (2006 Mubtaker), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2003 Mubtaker), Vintage Stakes (1999 Ekraar, 2005 Sir Percy) totesport Derby Trial (2007 Aqaleem), Betfair Cup (2009 Finjaan), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau) Royal Ascot Wins (3): King’s Stand Stakes (2002 Dominica), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2003 Nayef), King Edward VII Stakes (2003 High Accolade) First Goodwood Winner: Maghaarb (Frizell Insurance Maiden Stakes, June 28, 1998) Goodwood wins: 47 (7 at July Meeting) Horses in Training 2001-08: 88; 113; 122; 133; 139; 113; 100; 101; Winners (1997-2008): 0; 13; 26; 21; 53; 32; 56; 26; 49; 29; 25; 34; Wins In 2009: 18
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2008 Tazeez), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master; 2001 Mutamam; 2004 Bandari), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Royal Ascot wins: 21 First Royal Ascot win: Queen’s Vase (June 19, 1985 Wassl Merbayeh) Major Royal Ascot wins: Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef), Hardwicke Stakes (2006 & 2007 Maraahel), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham) First Goodwood win: King Of Comedy (John Kent H’cap, September 14, 1985) Goodwood winners: 73 (17 at July Meeting) Wins (1990-2008):56, 67, 52, 57, 59, 70, 71, 85, 83, 77, 81, 79, 81, 75, 66, 72, 54, 72, 66 Wins This Year: 69
Third Race - The Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes - Winners’ Quotes
SWILLY FERRY VERY WILLING
Swilly Ferry cause something of a surprise in the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes, coming from one side of the straight to the other to willingly outstrip the 15/8 favourite Taajub and claim the first prize of £183,517 in a new track record of one minute 17.22 seconds.
Charlie Hills, son and assistant to his father Barry, had felt beforehand that the high draw - Swilly Ferry was in stall 21 and the favourite Taajub was in stall 4 - could be a disadvantage.
“Obviously, the favourite was drawn on the other side, so we were a bit worried about that. So to win from what we thought was a bad draw - he’s had to come right across the track. And it is fairly quick ground out there, which we were concerned about, but he’s done it really well. ” he said.
Although the two-year-old looked exposed, with six previous outings under his belt, Hills considered that the regular racing has given the colt an advantage. “He’s had plenty of hard races - he had two hard races at York a fortnight ago - but he’s very tough and very genuine. In these sales races, it really does help to have plenty of experience.
“I’m pretty chuffed. We’ll see where he goes. We’ll probably keep him to this trip.”
Owner John Grant admitted that he had thought his horse had something to find on the favourite. “There were others in there we could match, but I thought the favourite was pounds in,” he said.
I’m out of breath. It was wonderful. And the jockey [William Buick] was wonderful. He’s done it twice for me before. That’s tidied the season up,” he said.
Third race: The Weatherbys Insurance £300,000. 2-Y-O Stakes
SECOND AGAIN FOR TAAJUB
After coming second to Showcasing in the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes at York last time out, Taajub was sent off as the 15/8 favourite but had to settle for second again, after Swilly Ferry came out the length winner and also broke the six and a half furlong track record.
“He didn’t run fast enough, but he ran well,” trainer William Haggas reflected afterwards. “We’ll have to think about where we go next. I think he’s got plenty of speed, and we might drop him back a bit.
“I think the ground suited him but he was strugling a bit at the end.”
After hearing of the track record falling to 1m 17.22s, Haggas added: “They’ve only had about five races over six and half here. But they went fast.”
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.10pm WEATHERBYS INSURANCE £300,000 2-Y-O STAKES
Class 2, £372,700 guaranteed. 6f 110yds, For 2yo whose sire established one of more yearling sales at the main Flat bred and mixed public auction sales held in Europe or North America during 2008, as compiled by Weatherbys. Weights: determined by the median price of a sire’s yearlings sold at the main public auction sales held in Europe and North America in 2008 in accordance with the following band - up to 7,000 guineas 8st 3lb; over 7,000 guineas to 14,000 guineas 8st 6lb; over 14,000 to 21,000 guineas 8st 9lb; over 21,000 to 28,000 guineas 8st 12lb; over 28,000 to 35,000 guineas 9st; over 35,000 guineas 9st 2lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 8lb. Allowances: fillies 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £183,517.48; 2nd: £73,421.90; 3rd: £36,710.95; 4th: £18,336.84; 5th: £9,168.42; 6th: £9,168.42
1) SWILLY FERRY (USA) (John Grant) Barry Hills 2-8-03 William Buick  16/1
2) TAAJUB (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 2-8-09 Richard Hills  15/8 Fav
3) LUCKY GENERAL (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-8-06 Steve Drowne  33/1
4) FREMONT (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-02 Jimmy Fortune 
5) TAKE TEN (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-09 Joe Fanning 
6) LAMH ALBASSER (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor p2-9-02 Frankie Dettori 
7) PERFECT CH'I (IRE) (Paddy Barrett) Ian Wood 2-8-02 (1lbow) Martin Dwyer 
8) SUNRAIDER (IRE) (Ron Young & SW Group Logistics Ltd) Barry Hills 2-8-03 Francis Norton 
9) CARNABY STREET (IRE) (Noodles Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-06 Pat Dobbs 
10) ETERNAL INSTINCT (Jim Goldie, F Connor, G Brown) Jim Goldie 2-8-04 Kelly Harrison 
11) DI STEFANO (John And Julia Aisbitt) Mick Channon v2-8-09 Alan Munro 
12) SPYING (Evelyn Duchess Of Sutherland) Ann Duffield 2-8-03 Sylvestre De Sousa 
13) STEP IN TIME (IRE) (S R Counsell) Mark Johnston 2-9-02 Royston Ffrench 
14) LOWDOWN (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-02 Greg Fairley 
15) GHOSTWING (Mrs H Steel) Richard Fahey 2-8-09 Tony Hamilton 
16) WILLIAM MORGAN (IRE) (P D Smith Holdings Ltd) Richard Fahey 2-8-03 Paul Hanagan 
17) RAKAAN (IRE) (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) Brian Meehan b2-8-09 Kieren Fallon 
18) ON THE BOUNTY (S W Knowles) Richard Fahey 2-8-09 Frederik Tylicki 
19) TRAILBLAZING (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed) Mark Johnston 2-9-02 Neil Callan 
Non-Runners: Itsthursdsayalready (Vet’s Certificate, Other), Ingleby Spirit (Self Certificate, Not Eaten Up), Sand Skier (Going)
Time: 1m 17.22s - NEW COURSE RECORD - previous 1m 17.42s Distances: 1, 1½, nk, 1½, nk, 1, ¾, 1, 2¼, hd, ½, 1¾, ½, ns, 4½, 2½, 3¾, 10
Breeder: Kilboy Estate, Inc Breeding: Wisemanìs Ferry (USA) - Keepers Hill (IRE) (Danehill (USA)
Tote Win: £19.60 Places: £4.70, £1.30, £11.30 Exacta: £57.50
Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37; Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn 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: (5) 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park, 2009 Ghanaati), 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) Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2007 Dark Angel), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2007 Dark Angel) St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dark Angel) VC Bet Challenge Stakes (2007 Miss Lucifer) Royal Ascot Wins: 21 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), Jersey Stakes (1982 Merlins Charm), 2009 Ouqba) Horses in training (1984-2009): 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, 158; 148; Wins in a season (1987-2008): 96: 93: 73: 113: 99: 63: 39: 44: 74: 84: 79: 78: 109: 72: 107: 91: 107: 82: 101; 103; 89; 67; Wins in 2009: 70
Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William 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. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, who is also attached to the yard of Balding. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile) Other Big Race Wins: National Bank Of Dubai Cup (2007 The Illies), Addleshaw Goddard Stakes (2007 The Illies), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati), EBF Chalice Stakes (2009 Polly’s Mark) Wins (2006-2008): 10; 51; 50 (shared apprentice title with David Probert) Wins In 2009: 54
Race 4 - DFS Park Hill Stakes (Group Two) - Winning Quotes
“SHE’S A BITCH, BUT A GOOD BITCH”
The Miniver Rose caused a 28/1 upset on the second day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival when taking the feature £100,000 Park Hill Stakes - the “fillies’ St Leger” - by a diminishing short-head from 33/1 shot Starfala.
Owned by long-standing owner Julie Wood, the Richard Hannon-trained High Chaparral filly had not been seen out since finishing fifth behind Sariska in the Epsom Oaks back in early June.
Partnered by Pat Dobbs, The Miniver Rose showed stamina to be her forte today on her first outing beyond a mile and a half, although the trainer, recording his 150th success of 2009, was quick to acknowledge that the filly is far from straightforward.
Hannon said: “I know it’s been said before but she’s not an easy filly. She’s a bitch, but a good bitch!
“She won’t work as part of a string and the only thing that can go out with her is a four-wheeled motorbike.
“She has a breeze-up every morning and works with the bike on her nearside.
“She has always been difficult, right from when she was a yearling.
“I was a bit wary today in that they go down to the start one way and then come back another way in the race but everything has worked out.
“I’m not sure about where we will go next with her. Hopefully we will bring her back next year - if she behaves herself and I can find another Yamaha!
“She hadn’t run since the Oaks because there wasn’t really anything suitable for her to run in. Today she has proved she stays and is a good looker. She should make a lovely broodmare.
“The lads at home have done a great job with her, including Patrick Hills who has done a lot of work with her. Pat rode her well today.”
Pat Dobbs added: “They went a good even gallop and she travelled well today.
“We did meet some trouble in running but that probably suited us as that meant she wasn’t in front too soon.
“I would say she would get further and two miles should suit her.”
Fourth Race - The DFS Park Hill Stakes - Placed Quotes
STARFALA JUST SHORT AND TARDY START COSTS TANOURA
It was a battle of outsiders for the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes, with 28/1 shot Miniver Rose, repelling 33/1 shot Starfala by a short-head, with the 6/5 favourite Tanoura, two and a half lengths back in third place.
Starfala was closing the gap throughout the final furlong and Oliver, son and assistant to trainer Paul Cole, bemoaned the stable’s unfortune run of placed horses.
“We’ve always thought quite a lot of the filly. She’s had a few funny rides here and there. She’s got a lot of talent but takes a lot of driving. You usually have to go for her quite far out.
“Neil [Callan] gave her a great ride, but that’s how our luck has been going this year - we’ve had more seconds than winners.” he said.
Mick Kinane, rider of the favourite Tanoura, felt that the filly was always chasing the game following a tardy start.
“She missed the start. She sat down a bit in the stalls and we were then at the back. After that, we never quite got there and she tired a bit at the end,” said the jockey.
CALLAN RECEIVES FOUR-DAY BAN
Jockey Neil Callan picked up a four-day ban following his ride on short- head second Starfala in the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes.
The stewards held that Callan had used his whip with excessive frequency and without giving his mount sufficient time to respond.
Callan’s ban takes effect on Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25, as well as on Sunday, September 27 and Monday, September 28.
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm DFS PARK HILL STAKES (GROUP 2)
Class 1, Group 2, £100,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ fillies & mares, 1m 6f 132yds. Weights: 3yo 8st 6lb; 4yo+ 9st 4lb. Penalties: after February 28, 2009, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £56,770; 2nd: £21,520; 3rd: £10,770; 4th: £5,370; 5th: £2,690; 6th: £1,350
1) THE MINIVER ROSE (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 3-8-06 Pat Dobbs  28/1
2) STARFALA (Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib) Paul Cole 4-9-04 Neil Callan  33/1
3) TANOURA (IRE) (H H Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 3-8-06 Michael Kinane  6/5 Fav
4) SHEMIMA (H H Aga Khan) Alain de Royer Dupre FR 4-9-04 Tom Queally 
5) PRINCESS TAYLOR (Rothmere Racing Limited) Marco Botti 5-9-04 Alan Munro 
6) SESENTA (IRE) (M Carroll) Willie Mullins IRE 5-9-04 Kieren Fallon 
7) VICTORIA MONTOYA (Kingsclere Racing Club) Andrew Balding 4-9-04 William Buick 
8) CASSIQUE LADY (IRE) (Anthony & Victoria Pakenham) Lucy Wadham 4-9-04 Jimmy Fortune 
9) PERFECT TRUTH (IRE) (Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-06 Richard Hills 
9 ran Non-Runners: Clowance (Going), Sevenna (Going)
Time: 3m 2.81s Distances: sh, 2½, sh, 3, 6, nk, 17, 13
Breeder: Tullamaine Castle & Robert Clay
Breeding: High Chaparral (IRE) - Bloemfontain (IRE) (Cape Cross (IRE)
Tote Win: £31.20 Places: £5.10, £7.30, £1.20 Exacta: £624.40
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Betfair Cup (2008 Paco Boy), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Richmond Stakes (1992 Son Pardo, 2008 Prolific, 2009 Dick Turpin), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky, 2009 Monsieur Chevalier), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Prix de Ris Orangis (2006 Presto Shinko), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel), DFS Park Hill Stakes (2009 The Miniver Rose) Royal Ascot wins: 26 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Chesham Stakes (1983 Head For Heights, 2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs) Number of horses in training (1985-2009): 67: 75: 74: 80: 85: 107: 131: 139: 155: 178: 167: 155: 149: 145: 155: 162: 147: 169: 169: 149: 169; 163; 184; 190; Number of wins in a season (1982-2008):38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126: 154: 182: 112: 115: 109: 94: 108: 123: 135: 110: 121: 122: 113: 145; 127; 134; 171; Wins in 2009: 150
Winning jockey:-Name: Dobbs, Patrick James Background: The son of a builder from Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Dobbs’ first job for four and a half years was with Dessie Hughes at Osborne Lodge in Kildare. He enjoyed two winners from 60 rides on the Flat for Hughes. The trainer’s son, Richard, then suggested that he transferred to England to work for Richard Hannon. Weight: 8st 5lb Big Race Wins: Autumn Stakes (2003 Fantastic View), Great Metropolitan Handicap (2006 Vengeance), Sandown Mile (2004, 2005 Hurricane Alan), Sovereign Stakes (2002 Priors Lodge), Stardom Stakes (2003 Fantastic View), Sweet Solera Stakes (2005 Nasheej), DFS Park Hill Stakes (2009 The Miniver Rose) Wins (2001-2008): 40; 21; 26; 19; 14; 18; 34; 28; Wins This Year: 37
Fifth Race - The European Breeders’ Fund Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery
IN THE SLIPS NETS A WINNER FOR COLE
There was swift compensation for the Paul Cole stable, when 28/1 chance In The Slips enjoyed a comfortable victory in the European Breeders’ Fund Carrie Red Fillies Nursery, little more than half an hour after Starfala had been narrowly beaten in the day’s feature race, the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes.
“I’m still quite gutted about the last race, but I guess this is some sort of compensation,” said Oliver, son and assistant to trainer Paul Cole.
Oliver Cole had given the jockey, Greg Fairly, minimal instructions; “Mr Cole told me to jump out and do my own thing on her. She jumped and she travelled well,” said Fairly.
It was the filly’s fourth outing and her performance in her previous race at Windsor on August 17, when she was third in the European Breeders’ Fund Stakes augured well.
“She ran a great race at Windsor last time and we had this race in mind immediately. We won it last year with Dream In Waiting. In The Slips had a great weight today and I really did expect her to run a big race,” said Cole.
“She’s very straightforward, a really nice filly and so genuine. It’s lovely to have one like her and this was her day. We’ll have to go home now and see how she’s come out of this before we decide where we go from here.”
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND CARRIE RED FILLIES’ NURSERY
Class 2, £40,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies which are EBF eligible, 6½f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after August 29, each race won 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £25,904; 2nd: £7,708; 3rd: £3,852; 4th: £1,924
1) IN THE SLIPS (USA) (Mr & Mrs Chris Wright & Paul Cole) Paul Cole 2-8-07 Greg Fairley  28/1
2) YURITUNI (Maggie Findlay) Eve Johnson Houghton 2-8-06 Silvestre de Sousa  6/1 Joint-Fav
3) PALEO (IRE) (Knockainey Stud Ltd & Partners) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Michael Kinane  6/1 Joint-Fav
4) BAHAMIAN MUSIC (IRE) (Richard Fahey) Richard Fahey 2-8-11 Paul Hanagan  9/1
5) HASTY (IRE) (Richard Morecombe & James Netherthorpe) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Michael Hills 
6) BAHATI (IRE) (Prof C D Green) Jonny Portman 2-9-02 Tom Queally 
7) EMIRATES HILLS (Ali Saeed) Ed Vaughan 2-8-09 Neil Callan 
8) YER WOMAN (IRE) (Mrs R McArdle) Richard Hannon 2-9-01 Jimmy Fortune 
9) WATER BISCUIT (Lady Rothschild) Brian Meehan 2-8-13 Martin Dwyer 
10) SILVER LINNET (IRE) (Liam Mulryan) Tim Easterby 2-7-12 Duran Fentiman 
11) AVONROSE (Around The World Partnership) Mark Johnston 2-9-07 Joe Fanning 
12) MY SISTER (Itchen Valley Stud & Partners) Mark Usher 2-8-01 Jamie Mackay 
13) DAMIETTA (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-02 Frankie Dettori 
14) RAMAMARA (IRE) (Raymond Auld) David Evans 2-9-02 John Egan 
15) SILVER SYMPHONY (IRE) (Manley, Meyrick & Sullivan) Paul Cole 2-9-01 Kieren Fallon 
16) TARITA (IRE) (de La Warr Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Francis Norton 
Time: 1m 17.92s Distances: 2¼, sh, sh, ½, 1¼, ½, 1, hd, 1¼, nk, 1¼, 6, 7, 2½, 1¼
Breeder: Stratford Place Stud
Breeding: More Than Ready (USA) - Tjinouska (USA) (Cozzene (USA)
Tote Win: £39.40 Places: £6.70, £2.30, £2.20, £2.20 Exacta: £341.50
Winning trainer:-Name Cole, Paul Frederick Irvine Date of birth: 11/9/41 Trains at Whatcombe, Wantage, Oxfordshire Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Richmond Sturdy & George Todd Classic wins: (2) St Leger (1990 Snurge); Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous) Major wins include: Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous), Italian Derby (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star), King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), St Leger (1990 Snurge), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Italian Oaks (1993 Bright Generation), Queen Mary Stakes (1996 Dance Parade), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1991 & 1992 Ruby Tiger), Premio Legnano (1993 Ruby Tiger), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum), Grand Prix de Deauville (1993 Snurge), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lincoln Handicap (1997 Kuala Lipis, 2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1996 Putra, 1997 Central Park, 2006 Strategic Prince), Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (2007 River Proud), Parknasilla Hotal Goffs Million (2007 Luck Money) Other details: Champion trainer in 1991 Royal Ascot wins: 20 First Royal Ascot winner: Calibina (June 17, 1977 - Wokingham Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1977 Calibina, 1980 Queen’s Pride, 1987 Bel Byou), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum, 1994 Sri Pekan, 1998 Red Sea), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1979 Crimson Beau), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos) Horses in training (1985-2009): 84; 107; 112; 120; 120 ; 117; 105; 131; 136; 157; 129; 140; 141; 134; 118; 117; 111; 114; 97; 92; 83; 73; 61; 85; 92; Wins (1984-2008): 61; 54; 64; 55; 43; 51; 53; 73; 86; 67; 69; 77; 74; 60; 64; 76; 51; 56; 61; 56; 41; 31; 44; 29; 50; Wins in 2009: 28
Winning jockey:-Name: Fairley, Greg Born: Hawick, January 7, 1988 Based: c/o Mark Johnston, Kingsley House Racing Stables, Middleham First Winner: Mamore Gap, Evening Gazette Handicap, Redcar, May 9, 2005 (his sixth ride) Background: joined trainer Mark Johnston from school in early 2004, having done a week’s stint of work experience. He rode nine winners from 50 rides in pony races before joining the Middleham stable. Went to the same school as Keith Dalgleish, who also rode for Johnston. Employed his mother, Kate, as his agent in September, 2009. Big Race Wins Include: Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes (2008 Shaweel), Walther J Jacobs Stutenpreis (2009 Lady Jane Digby) Wins (2005-2008): 32; 39; 65 (champion apprentice); 48; Wins in 2009: 71
Race 6 - Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Listed Race) -
FANTASIA BACK ON TRACK
Fantasia began the 2009 Flat season with a wealth of expectation behind her ahead of the Classics but after a pleasing seasonal reappearance in the Nell Gwynn Stakes at Newmarket in April, things did not go her way with a third in the French 1,000 Guineas followed by a disappointing seventh in the French Oaks.
However, today’s Listed Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster gave us a glimpse of the old Fantasia, as she powered away in the closing stages of the seven-furlong contest to register a two-length success over Shamwari Lodge, justifying her 5/6 SP.
Winning trainer Luca Cumnai said: “That was a great relief. It’s great to get her back. She has not run since France and will benefit from the run today. The Group One Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket in a fortnight is now her next likely target.
“Kieren (Fallon) said she fell asleep early today but then picked up well. When she ran in the French Oaks she just didn’t enjoy the whole thing. She arrived in France on the Friday night but wouldn’t eat anything then or on the Saturday. She was also unsettled - very angry and cross - which is most unlike her as she as is usually so gentle. When she went to France before, we sent her on the Saturday and she didn’t eat then so the next time we decided to send her earlier on the Friday but that just made the problem worse.
“She has had a lot of training since France and has travelled to Yarmouth a couple of times. Kieren has been helping at the yard since the spring and is a great asset to us there and on the racecourse. He has been riding Fantasia quite often.
“Two-year-olds often get hyped to the stars and while she may not have lived up to what was expected of her, the season is not over yet.”
Kieren Fallon, recording a 2.5/1 double on the day, added: “There were some tough older fillies running against her today, including last year’s winner (Royal Confidence) but she has run by them well. She has done it well and shown a good turn of foot. There are still some nice races left to go for.”
Tomorrow Luca Cumani saddles Seta in the Group Two DFS May Hill Stakes at Doncaster. The Pivotal filly is currently vying for favouritism for next year’s 1000 Guineas after an eight-length maiden victory at Newmarket on August but Cumani was keen not to talk up his chances ahead of tomorrow’s event.
He said: “Seta is bred to appreciate the step up in trip tomorrow but she has been over-hyped. She only won an ordinary maiden and it is ludicrous she is such a short price for next year’s Guineas. She is a filly full of promise and has great potential. Kieren said the good rides good, with no jar, which should suit her.”
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.50pm JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION SCEPTRE STAKES
Class 1, Listed Race, £40,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies & mares which have not won a Group 1 Pattern race in 2009, 7f. Weights: 3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st. Penalties: after February 28, 2009, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 2 race 8lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £23,704; 2nd: £8,964; 3rd: £4,480; 4th: £2,240
1) FANTASIA (George Strawbridge) Luca Cumani 3-9-01 Kieren Fallon  5/6 Fav
2) SHAMWARI LODGE (IRE) (Andrew Russell) Richard Hannon 3-8-10 Michael Kinane  3/1
3) SAY NO NOW (IRE) (Saif Ali & Saeed Altayer) David Lanigan 3-8-10 Martin Dwyer  20/1
4) RED DUNE (IRE) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 4-9-00 Frankie Dettori 
5) ROYAL CONFIDENCE (Derek James) Barry Hills 4-9-00 Michael Hills 
6) IASIA (GR) (Marina Marinopoulos) Jane Chapple-Hyam 3-8-10 Tom Queally 
7) KING'S STARLET (Helena Springfield Ltd) Hughie Morrison 3-8-10 Steve Drowne 
8) CILIUM (IRE) (A Hanahoe) Andy Oliver IRE 3-8-10 Joe Fanning 
9) PLEASE SING (Ann Black) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Tony Culhane 
10) CARCINETTO (IRE) (Sally Edwards) David Evans 7-9-00 John Egan 
11 ran Non-Runners: Festoso (Going), Oceana Blue (Vet’s Certificate, Lame), Select (Vet’s Certificate, Lame)
Time: 1m 22.69s Distances: 2, ½, 1, 1, nk, 4½, ½, 3½, 4
Breeder: Ronchalon Racing Uk Ltd
Breeding: Sadlerìs Wells (USA) - Blue Symphony (Darshaan)
Tote Win: £1.80 Places: £1.10, £1.40, £3.90 Exacta: £3.50
Winning trainer:-Name: Cumani, Luca Matteo Date of birth: 7/4/49; Date of first licence: 1976; First winner: Three Legs, Duke Of York Stakes, York, May 13, 1976 Previous Occupation: Jockey in Italy, France and Britain with 84 winners - assistant to Sergio Cumani and Henry Cecil; Classic wins: (3) Vodafone Derby (1988 Kahyasi, 1998 High-Rise), St Leger (1984 Commanche Run) Other major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Challenge Stakes (2005 Le Vie Dei Colori), Eclipse-Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Gran Premio di Milano (2000 Endless Hall), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 Ensconse, 2002 Gossamer), Irish Derby (1988 Kahyasi), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1993 Barathea), Italian Oaks (1998 Zomaradah), Japan Cup (2003 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), Juddmonte International Stakes (1985 Commanche Run, 1998 One So Wonderful, 2003 Falbrav), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2001 Gossamer), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix du Moulin (2005 Starcraft), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 2003 Falbrav, 2005 Starcraft), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2001 Endless Hall), St James’s Palace Stakes (1985 Bairn, 1987 Half a Year), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set), Yorkshire Oaks (1993 & 1994 Only Royale) totesport Ebor (1999 Vicious Circle, 2004 Mephisto, 2007 Purple Moon) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1985 Bairn, 1987 Half A Year), Queen Anne Stakes (1987 Then Again, 1990 Markofdistinction, 1994 Barathea). Trains at Bedford House Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk First Horses in training (1985-2009): 100; 112; 119; 151; 165; 187; 150; 132; 121; 96; 103; 124; 139; 152; 135; 100; 83; 84; 103; 102; 103; 120; 112; 118; 101; Wins in a season (1984-2008): 50; 60; 67; 83; 73; 88; 109; 72; 54; 39; 47; 39; 62; 66; 54; 34; 29; 25; 24; 57; 42; 38; 39; 54; 52; Wins in 2009: 33
Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis Date Of Birth: February 22, 1965 Background: Became apprentice to Kevin Prendergast when 17, riding his first winner the following year. Moved to Britain when still an apprentice in 1988, working for Jimmy Fitzgerald and then Lynda Ramsden in 1993. Signed to ride for Henry Cecil in 1996, and became champion jockey for the first time in 1997 with 202 wins, also winning his first two classics. Joined Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 after acrimonious split with Cecil, but suffered a bad fall at Royal Ascot that nearly ended his career, and ruled him out of the rest of the season. Replaced Jamie Spencer as Ballydoyle stable jockey in 2005, although continued to ride for Stoute when allowed. Charged with race-fixing by City of London Police in 2006, and banned from riding in Britain pending trial. Also failed drugs test in France, resulting in worldwide six month ban in the same year. Returned to action in June 2007, although gave up riding in October 2007 to concentrate impending court case. Cleared of attempting to defraud Betfair customers when trial collapsed in December 2007, only to be found guilty of failing a drugs test in France in August 2007. Started riding out for Sir Michael Stoute after being given an 18 month ban and launched his own website. Returned to race riding on September 4, 2009, coming second on his first ride back (Rare Malt, Withyham Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Lingfield Park) First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) First winner after return to riding: Our Kes, William Hill 0800 444040 - Get £25 Free Bet Handicap, Wolverhampton, September 5, 2009 British Classic wins: (13) 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board, 2006 Alexandrova), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Big Race Wins: Grosser Pries von Baden (1997 Borgia), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali Royal), Epsom Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan), La Foret (1998 Tomba), Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantasic Light), Coronation Cup (2000 Dlaiapour), 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best), Lockinge Stakes (2001 Medicean), Eclipse Stakes (2001 Medicean), Italian Oaks (2002 Guadalupe), Yorkshire Oaks (2002 Islington), Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (2002 Golan), Coronation Cup (2002 Boreal), Morny (2002 Elusive City), Lagardere (2002 Hold That Tiger), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare (2003 Islington), Yorkshire Oaks (2003 Islington), Nassau Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), Epsom Derby (2003 Kris Kin), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Opera (2003 Zee Zee Top), Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare (2004 Ouija Board), Pheonix Stakes (2004 Damson), Irish Oaks (2004 Ouija Board), Yorkshire Oaks (2004 Quiff), Racing Post Trophy (2004 Motivator), Nassau Stakes (2004 Favourable Terms), Lockinge Stakes (2004 Russian Rhythm), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut), Arlington Million (2005 Powerscourt), Phoenix Stakes (2005 George Washington), National Stakes (2005 George Washington), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2005 Rumplestiltskin),Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Eclipse Stakes (2005 Oratorio), Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats), Marcel Boussac (2005 Rumplestiltskin), Lagardere (2005 Horatio Nelson), Grand Prix de Paris (2005 Scorpion), Arc de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run), Phoenix Stakes (2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2006 Hurricane Run), Irish Derby (2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Champion Stakes (2006 Dylan Thomas), Preis von Europa (2006 Youmzain), Lockinge Stakes (2006 Peeress), Gold Cup (2006 Yeats), Poule d’Essai des Poulins (2006 Aussie Rules), Lagardere (2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats), Irish Champion Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Morny (2007 Myboycharlie), Grand Prix de Saint-CLoud (2007 Mountain High), Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), King Edward VII Stakes (1998 Royal Anthem, 2006 Papal Bull), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos, 2006 Yeats), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem)Wins (1988-2006): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200, 70, 27 *Champion jockey No rides in Britain in 2007 No rides in Britain in 2007 or 2008 Wins (2009): 8
Seventh Race - The Meadowhall Fabulous Fashionista Handicap - Winners’ Quotes
SILVER WIND BLOWS FAIR FOR DE SOUSA
Silvestre De Sousa continued to cement his growing reputation with a fine ride on the David Evans-trained Silver Wind in the Meadowhall Fabulous Fashionista Handicap, the final event on the second day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.
Silver Wind, a 12/1 shot, won by a head giving De Sousa his 55th winner of the year and Evans was duly impressed.
“It’s the first time I’ve used him and he’s really brilliant, isn’t he? He’s been impressing all year, though, hasn’t he?” said the Abergavenny handler.
“These animals never cease to amaze me. Silver Wind ran on Sunday [over six furlongs at York] and couldn’t go the pace. I was worried about the draw too, because they’ve all being going over the other side and you think you haven’t got a chance this side.
“The horse is not the easiest of rides, but he’s tough. He’s a funny sort of horse, he just keeps finding it. You think they’ve had enough, but they haven’t.”
De Sousa said: “He never travelled well and it was just a case of niggling the whole way till we got there in the last second. I didn’t worry about the draw I just tried to keep the horse running straight.”
Following the last race, the stewards held an enquiry under Rule (B) 54.1 into possible interference at approximately the two-furlong marker. They found that Maxwell Hawke, ridden by William Buick, had interfered with Fishforcompliments, ridden by Frederik Tylicki, both unplaced. The Stewards considered that the interference was caused by careless riding when Buick manoeuvred to his right. They suspended Buick for one day: Thursday, September 24.
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.25pm MEADOWHALL FABULOUS FASHIONISTA HANDICAP
Class 3, £15,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ rated 0-90, 6f. Weights: highest weight 9st 6lb; minimum weight 8st 6lb (3yo 8st 4lb). Penalties: after August 29, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 2lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,714; 2nd: £2,890.50; 3rd: £1,444.50; 4th: £721.50
1) SILVER WIND (Silver Wind Partnership) David Evans v4-8-12 Silvestre de Sousa  12/1
2) HOTHAM (Far 2 Many Sues) Noel Wilson 6-8-04 Paul Pickard (5)  20/1
3) ATLANTIC STORY (USA) (Matthew Green) Mick Easterby tb7-9-03 Graham Gibbons  9/1
4) SUNRISE SAFARI (IRE) (Timeform Betfair Racing Club Ltd) Richard Fahey 6-9-03 Paul Hanagan  14/1
5) SERVOCA (CAN) (A L R Morton) Barry Hills 3-9-01 Michael Hills 
6) RASAMAN (IRE) (Paul Moulton) Jim Goldie v5-8-11 Daniel Tudhope  15/2 Fav
7) VHUJON (IRE) (Nick Shutts) David Evans 4-8-13 Tom Queally 
8) METHAALY (IRE) (A Jones) Mick Mullineaux eb6-8-07 Alan Munro 
9) TAGULA NIGHT (IRE) (Hodgson, Hufford, Moss & Papworth) Walter Swinburn 3-8-12 Shane Kelly 
10) RED CAPE (FR) (Middleham Park Racing LVI) Ruth Carr 6-9-05 Andrew Elliott 
11) MAXWELL HAWKE (IRE) (The Comic Strip Heroes) Peter Chapple-Hyam t3-8-04 William Buick 
12) INGLEBY LADY (Dave Scott) David Barron 3-9-03 Philip Makin 
13) BAJAN TRYST (USA) (Margaret Forsyth & R G Hillen) Kevin Ryan p3-8-10 Neil Callan 
14) HAMOODY (USA) (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagr) Peter Chapple-Hyam 5-9-04 Jimmy Fortune 
15) INTERNATIONALDEBUT (IRE) (Willie McKay, Joey Barton) John Balding 4-9-06 Johnny Egan 
16) SEAMUS SHINDIG (Henry Candy) Henry Candy 7-8-11 Amy Scott (7) 
17) SUMMER DANCER (IRE) (The Howarting’s Partnership) Paul Midgley 5-8-12 Tony Culhane 
18) FISHFORCOMPLIMENTS (Mel Roberts & Nicola Meese) Richard Fahey 5-9-02 Frederik Tylicki (3) 
19) PISCEAN (USA) (Andrew Duffield) Tommy Keddy 4-9-04 Royston Ffrench 
20) DANCING MAITE (Stuart Burgan) Roy Bowring 4-8-13 Kieren Fallon 
Time: 1m 10.65s Distances: ½, ¾, nk, sh, 1¼, hd, ½, 1¾, sh, nk, nk, ¾, sh, ns, 1¼, ½, 3¾, ¾
Breeder: W H R John And Partners
Breeding: Ishiguru (USA) - My Bonus (Cyrano De Bergerac)
Tote Win: £13.70 Places: £3.60, £6.80, £3.20, £4.20 Exacta: £258.90
Winning trainer:-Name: Evans, Paul David Date of birth:18/4/53 Trains Pandy, Abergavenny, Gwent Background: The son of a Birmingham factory worker, David held a jockeys licence for several years without success before becoming a self-employed window cleaner. Had stints as a supermarket shelf-stacker and car park sweeper. Was also assistant to Tom Bill and Annabel King before going it alone in 1989. First Winner (Jumps): Peaconpala, Hereford, April 8, 1989 First Winner (Flat): Enfant du Paradis, Edinburgh, July 1, 1991 Major wins include: Ladbroke Autumn Cup (1994 Master Beveled), Crowther Homes Handicap (1994 Master Beveled), Molecomb Stakes (1999 Misty Miss), Duke of York Stakes (2005 The Kiddykid), Red Corner Events Queensferry Stakes (2006 The Kiddykid), Julia Graves Roses Stakes (2009 Star Rover) Date of first licence:1989 Previous occupation: Professional jockey from 1970-74 Number of horses in training (1990-2009): 13; 13; 11; 18; 19; 22; 32; 55; 46; 53; 32; 49; 44; 51; 55; 64; 46; 52; 52; 74; Wins in a season (1989-2008): 0; 3; 6; 17; 13; 41; 38; 51; 47; 29; 48; 30; 42; 62; 38; 45; 32; 57; Wins in 2009: 82
Winning jockey:-Name: de Sousa, Silvestre Born: Brazil Background: Formerly a leading apprentice in Brazil where he partnered 82 winners, riding alongside his good friend Nelson de Souza. Worked for Dermot Weld in Ireland before joining Dandy Nicholls’ yard in 2004. First Brazilian to ride in the 2000 Guineas when partnering Danum Dancer for Neville Bycroft in 2007. Big Race Wins: GNER Scottish Sprint Cup (2006 Handsome Cross), totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy (2006 Danum Dancer), Indian Derby (2009 Antonios) First winner in Britain: Sonic Anthem, Southwell, January 1, 2006 First Double in Britain: Handsome Cross & Royal Dignitary, Musselburgh, June 10, 2006 Winners 2003-2008: 15, 3, 20; 17; 19; 35; Wins in 2009: 55
LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF DAY TWO
JOCKEY 1ST 2ND 3RD
Kieren Fallon 4 - -
Pat Dobbs 2 - -
Frederick Tylicki 2 - -
Tom Queally 1 1 1
Silvestre de Sousa 1 1 -
Richard Hills 1 1 -
William Buick 1 - -
Tony Culhane 1 - -
Greg Fairley 1 - -
Richard Mullen - 2 -
Frankie Dettori - 1 3
Neil Callan - 1 1
Martin Dwyer - 1 -
John Egan - 1 -
Joe Fanning - 1 -
Philip Makin - 1 -
Paul Pickard - 1 -
Daniel Tudhope - 1 -
Hayley Turner - 1 -
Michael Kinane - - 3
Jack Dean - - 1
Steven Drowne - - 1
Graham Gibbons - - 1
Catherine Gannon - - 1
Richard Kingscote - - 1
Francis Norton - - 1
LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF DAY TWO
TRAINER 1ST 2ND 3RD
Richard Hannon 2 - 3
Paul Cole 1 2 -
Barry Hills 1 - 1
Henry Cecil 1 - -
Mick Channon 1 - -
Peter Chapple-Hyam 1 - -
Luca Cumani 1 - -
David Evans 1 - -
Richard Fahey 1 - -
Jeremy Glover 1 - -
Charlie McBride 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Eve Johnson Houghton - 2 -
Bryan Smart - 2 -
Michael Bell - 1 1
David Evans - 1 -
James Given - 1 -
Jim Goldie - 1 -
William Haggas - 1 -
Mark Johnston - 1 -
Brian Meehan - 1 -
Noel Wilson - 1 -
Saeed bin Suroor - - 1
Milton Bradley - - 1
Clive Brittain - - 1
David Brown - - 1
Gerard Butler - - 1
Tom Dascombe - - 1
Mick Easterby - - 1
John Oxx IRE - - 1
Kevin Ryan - - 1
GOING FOR DFS LADIES DAY
Doncaster’s clerk of the course, David Williams, reported this morning that the going for the DFS Ladies Day at the Ladbroke’s St Leger Festival would be -
Straight Course: Good to Firm (GoingStick 8.8 at 7am)
Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places (GoingStick 8.8 at 7am)
Williams said: “I had a walk this morning and the course will be riding much the same as yesterday.
“On the Round Course, from Town Crossing to the bottom of Rose Hill, the ground is essentially good ground. On the remainder of the Round Course, the ground is good to firm, but marginally quicker than the Straight Course, where the ground is also good to firm.
“The GoingStick readings are an average for each course (from 36 readings for each course), so the fact that the good to firm ground on the Round Course is the fastest ground accounts for the equal average readings.
“I put four millimetres of water on the Straight Course Iast night and the forecast is dry and bright for the rest of the week with temperatures between 18 and 20 degrees Celcius, so I would expect to be watering to maintain the ground.
“The Round Course has been railed out four yards from the bottom of Rose Hill into the straight and this will be removed tonight for Friday and Saturday.”
COORDINATED A CUT ABOVE?
If the Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained colt Coordinated Cut, who runs in the crownhotel-bawtry.com Maiden Stakes (2:00), is half as good as the money suggests, the Newmarket handler could have a very useful two-year-old indeed. Ladbrokes have seen sustained support for the unraced Montjeu colt who is now odds on at 5/6, from Evens, for the opening event. Owner Lawrie Inman also has Monitor Closely in the Ladbrokes St Leger.
Despite the weight of money for the Chapple-Hyam charge, he is not the only unraced colt being backed. The Queen’s Tactician, trained by Michael Bell, has come down to 10/1 from 20/1, in the same race. Bell had a winning two-year-old debutant last Friday at Lingfield with Mr Mahoganeigh, which may encouraging punters.
In the day’s feature event, the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes (3:45), John Oxx’s Tanoura, who stayed on well to win the European Breeders’ Fund Galtres Stakes at York last time out, has been supported and is now 7/4 favourite from 2/1 with Ladbrokes. The Irish trainer has had five wins in the UK this year, but those wins have netted a handsome £1.6m. No prizes for guessing how.
With three non-runners in the Robinsons Designer Fashion At Bawtry Handicap (2:35), most of the prices have shortened. Ladbrokes report a significant dip, though, in the odds of the Marcus Tregoning-trained Mawatheeq who is now 7/2 having been available earlier this morning at 11/2.
When Tim Easterby horses are supported are supported, it’s always worth noting, and the odds of the Malton handler’s Silver Linnet, in the European Breeders’ Fund Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery (4:20), have tumbled to 14/1 from 33/1. In the same race, the Barry Hills-trained Hasty has been backed down to 13/2 from 8/1 with Ladbrokes.
Royal Confidence, another from the Hills’ stable, is the one for money in the Listed Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (4.50), with the four-year-old filly shortening to 11/2 from 7/1. And in the day’s final event, the Meadowhall Fabulous Fashionista Handicap (5:25), the support has come for Ingleby Lady, from the David Barron’s stable. Ladbrokes now have Ingleby Lady at 7/1, from 10/1.
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