Wednesday, September 8, 2010
LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2010
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE DAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
GOING AT THE END OF DAY ONE
The going at the end of day one of the 2010 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival remains:
GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES
(changed from Good to Soft, Good in places after the first race)
David Williams, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, reported: “The course has dried out a little bit today and I anticipate that I will take the good to soft in places part out of the going description in the morning. I imagine it will still ride a bit easier on the round course. The straight quickened up more today.
“Today has gone very well and the track was well received by jockeys and trainers.”
Today’s crowd was up by over 1,000 as against last year’s opening day attendance, with the over 6,000 coming through the turnstiles.
The County Stand and all hospitality has sold out for Saturday, Ladbrokes St Leger Day. There is still availability in the Grandstand and Family Enclosures.
Adam Kirby (Byronic) was suspended for one day - Wednesday, September 22 - for careless riding after causing interference to the winner Whisper Louise by hanging right in the opening race, the Arena Structures Nursery.
William Buick was fined £560 after arriving late into the paddock for the third race. The signal to mount had been given. This was his third such offence in the last 12 months.
Jamie Spencer, jockey of the short-head second Wigmore Hall in the Wilson Field Neurocare Conditions Stakes, the fifth race, was interviewed by the stewards who asked him to explain why he appeared to ease off shortly before the winning post and was subsequently beaten into second place by Myplacelater.
The jockey explained that Wigmore Hall had drifted towards Al Zir on the rail and he had put his whip down to prevent interference from occurring but had not stopped riding. The stewards therefore took no further action.
Race 1 - Arena Structures Nursery - Winning Quotes
LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY WITH 25/1 WINNER WHISPER LOUISE
The 2010 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival did not get off to a great start for punters as 25/1 chance Whisper Louise came with a strong run inside the final furlong to land the opening Arena Structures Nursery.
The seven-furlong event looked to be at the mercy of Byronic but Whisper Louise, after initially being short of room, finally secured the necessary dayligtht to get up and score by a head a neck in the shadow of the post with a strong run up the inside rail.
Trainer Pam Sly was not present on Town Moor as she is currently on a fishing holiday in Scotland on the River Tay.
Geoffrey Libson, who jointly owns the filly with Sly, said: “The win did not come as a shock.
“She was entered in a Listed race the other day but the ground came up too firm. We came to Doncaster because we knew that she would prefer the ground here.
“Hopefully, she can now go on to better things. I will have to speak to Pam, but we could maybe now look at running her in a Listed race.”
Libson went on to reveal that Whisper Louise (a daughter of the stallion Chevalier) acquired her name from the famous song of the same by Maurice Chevalier.
Libson continued: “Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t involved with Speciosa (Sly’s 1,000 Guineas winner in 2006). Pam currently has both a yearling and a foal out of her and Speciosa is currently in foal to Sea The Stars.”
Winning rider Micky Fenton added: “The race didn’t really go to plan early on - she got badly bumped coming out - and I decided to just sit on her and follow Frankie.
“I eased out for a run and the second horse was coming across, so she was very brave to go through the gap because it was tightening up all the way to the line.
“We have always thought that seven furlongs would be ideal for her and I’d expect that she would easily get a mile. She settles well and that was very good.
“Pam is fishing on the river Tay at the moment so she will be happy to hear the news!
“The ground is on the slow side of good. I ride Leviathan later on today and he is a nice sort of horse. He likes a bit of ease in the ground and he should run well today. He is fitter after one or two problems earlier in the year.”
GOING CHANGED AFTER THE FIRST RACE
David Williams, clerk of the course at Doncaster, changed the official going to Good, good to soft in places, from good to soft, good in places, after the first race.
JOCKEYS REPORT ON THE GOING AFTER THE FIRST
Micky Fenton, rider of the 25/1 winner Whisper Louise, said: “It is just on the easier side of good.”
Adam Kirby, partner of the second placed Byronic, said: “Good.”
Jimmy Fortune, rider the third Catalyze, said: “It is nearly good ground.”
Michael Hills, on the fourth home, Rerouted, described the going as: “Beautiful. Though there is a bit more juice in the ground than you would think.”
Adam Beschizza, jockey of Orientalist, said: “It is on the soft side of good.”
Frankie Dettori, rider of My Freedom, said: “It is nearer to good than good to soft. It is nearly perfect ground.”
Paul Hanagan, jockey of Bridle Belle, thought the ground: “Just on the easy side of good.”
David Allan, on board Mariachi Man, said: “Just on the easy side of good.”
William Buick, jockey of Bowermaster, thought the ground: “Good to soft and riding a bit dead.”
Adrian Nicholls, partner of Planet Waves, said: “It is good ground but a little bit easier in places.”
Luke Morris, rider of Reginald Claude, said: “It is on the easy side of good.”
Silvestre De Sousa, jockey of Fred Willetts, said: “Good.”
Franny Norton, partner of King Kurt, said: “It is just on the slow side of good.”
Race 2 - A J Webb & Son Fresh Produce Suppliers Conditions Stakes -
BAREFOOT LADY MAKES IT A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER FOR HANAGAN
Jockey Paul Hanagan, who turned 30 today, gained the perfect birthday present when Barefoot Lady put up a gutsy performance to land the six-furlong A J Webb & Son Fresh Suppliers Conditions Stakes.
The two-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand, a 3/1 chance today, maintained her 100 per cent record having previously landed a five-furlong maiden at Beverley on her debut last month. She was always in a prominent position today and despite hitting the front at around the halfway point, stayed on dourly to see off all challengers and at the finish had a length and a quarter to spare over Kateel.
Trainer Richard Fahey said: “She won well at Beverley and has put up another good performance again today. She is a smart filly.
“We will now look at the Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr for her.
“She only cost 30,000 Euros and was purchased by her owner Norman Steel.
“I read today that I was like a dad to Paul, but when I when I heard it was his 30 birthday over the tannoy today I thought that can’t be right as I am only 44! I must have fathered him when I was 14!
Paul Hanagan added: “I was trying to keep my birthday quiet to be honest but it was in the paper! This is a nice present and hopefully I can keep it going.
“She is the straightest two-year-old that I have ever ridden - she is so game and you could put anyone on her. She is straightforward, does the job well and there is no buzziness with her. Her temperament is lovely.
“I have always thought that she would get further and, the further she went today, the better. I made her mind up quite a way out and she galloped all the way to the line.
“Rose Blossom did a little bit too much in the Nunthorpe last time so we have taken the blinkers off and replaced them with cheek-pieces. Hopefully she will just rest a bit more in her race.”
Race 3 - Scarbrough Stakes (Listed Race) - Winning Quotes
PROHIBIT COULD BE ABBAYE BOUND
Prohibit could have earned himself at crack at the Group One Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp on October 3 following an authoritative victory in the Listed Scarbrough Stakes over five furlongs.
The winner, a 9/2 hope, came with a great run down the middle of the course under Jamie Spencer and was three-quarters of a length too good for Rose Blossom at the finish.
Successful trainer Robert Cowell said: “That was just awesome! I am elated! It looked like quite a tight race but I think that he might have won a bit easier - it sounds funny - because he came with a run and got stopped before running on again.
“He’s a fantastic horse with brilliant sporting owners. He is a proper horse and we will probably go for something like the Prix de l’Abbaye with him now because he is a seriously talented.
“Five furlongs is definitely his forte now, so we will be sticking to that, and hopefully we will have a better year when he’s a bit older next season.”
“He is just improving hand over fist since we have kept him at five furlongs and a fast pace in France should suit him.
“He needs faster ground. The good to soft today was fine for him. He has quite a neat action and probably wouldn’t want it any softer.
“There is a Group Three race at Newbury coming up and the Rous Stakes at Newmarket, but that is another Listed race so he would have to carry a penalty. We might just be throwing stones, but I think it is probably worth a shot at the Abbaye.”
Cowell went on to describe how he trains Prohibit: “After he runs, we just turn him out at home and then just put him on the horse walker a couple of days before his next outing. He wouldn’t ever do more than a hack canter at home and although he has raced a lot this season, he wouldn’t have been ridden out more than about 25 times at home this year.
“It is an approach I learnt when I working in America with Neil Drysdale and I train all my sprinters this way. The idea is to get them to the racecourse 90 per cent fit and 10 per cent fresh.”
Race 4 - Fudge & Smudge Leger Legends Classified Stakes - Quotes from jockeys
SWAN IS A LEGER LEGEND
Doncaster staged the inaugural running of the Fudge And Smudge Leger Legends Classified Stakes which saw a plethora of star jockeys from the past return to the saddle.
The race went to 9/2 favourite Miami Gator, trained by Elaine Burke, who led for most of the contest under legendary former Irish champion Jump jockey Charlie Swan, best-remembered as the partner of triple Champion Hurdle victor Istabraq.
Swan said: “Brad (Graham Bradley) headed me about three and a half furlongs out but I had loads of light on my side. It was fairly easy because he is a nice horse.
“It was a bit of fun and it’s fairly easy when you have the best horse in the race.
“It’s for a good cause and everybody enjoyed it. It’s great to ride against the lads again - I am pretty fit but race riding is a bit different to riding out at home.”
The following jockeys gave their reaction following the mile contest.
Tony Dobbin, who finished sixth on Great Diamond, said: “I had a good run. He was not quite quick enough but it was good craic.”
John Francome, who came seventh on Archie Rice, said: “It was good fun and a good result with Charlie winning. All of the boys enjoyed themselves and they will have earned a lot of money for the Injured Jockeys Fund which is the main thing.”
Alex Greaves, eighth on Daring Dream, said: “It was just a bit of fun - I won’t be making a comeback but never mind!”
George Duffield, who came ninth on Dark Moment, said: “I just didn’t have quite enough cover. They split up all over the place and my horse needs cover. It was very enjoyable - I loved every minute of it.”
John Reid, who finished 10th on Nevada Desert, said: “The race went well. They all jumped level and it was a good clean race. We ran out of gas at halfway - the horse before me! I was intending to last a bit long but he just didn’t last home.”
Pat Eddery, who came 14th on Master Of Dance, quipped: “It took a bit of pushing!”
Gay Kelleway, 15th on Eastern Gift, commented: “It was a great race and we had a right laugh down at the start. My horse didn’t go on the ground but it was great fun.”
MORE REACTION FROM THE CHARITY RACE
Charlie Swan, the winning rider on Miami Gator, added: “It was really straightforward. I made all virtually - I was headed briefly three and a half furlongs out. I am delighted. The ground was good which helped.
“I am not puffing too much - I am fairly fit at home but race riding takes a bit more especially as I could not put the irons down - Jamie Spencer lent me his saddle.
“I beat Lester Piggott a neck about 20 years ago and it is an honour to be accepting a trophy from such a legend today. I had to lose 3lb or 4lb while poor Brad had to lose two stone I think. Full marks for everybody putting their hands in their pockets to contribute to these good causes, especially in these recessionary times.”
Karl Burke, husband of the winning trainer Elaine, said: “I will probably reapply for my licence next year - this year I have been quite happy to see Elaine get qualified and have her name on the licence.
“If people want me to train, then I will. We have proved in the past that we can find and train horses.
“What happened six years ago was a long time forgotten by me before I got banned. So hopefully people will forget it as well as time goes by. “
Graham Bradley, third on Aflaam, said: “It was wonderful. It was nice to be back in the saddle after 10 years. The horse gave me a great ride and we just found a couple too good on the day. The winner was an in-form horse who just quickened away. It was really good fun.”
Jamie Osborne, who finished 16th and last on Army Of Stars, said: “I struggled with the explanation to the owner and trainer! He did not run great - I would have liked to have seen him travel a bit better so as not to test my fitness so much. It was fun.“
Jack Berry, who had the idea for today’s race and whose dream of an Oaksey House in the North is one of the two beneficiaries, said: “It was my idea and I have been absolutely delighted with how it has all gone today.
“To get all those great jockeys together is brilliant and then for people like Sir Peter O’Sullevan, Lester Piggott and Brough Scott to attend is great.
“We have earned at this moment over £100,000 and money is still coming in.. It was my vision, Oaksey House in Lambourn, and I had the plans for years before it got going. It is now the be-all and end-all in Lambourn.
“I would like to get an Oaksey House in the North. The latest fundraising initiative is named bricks for £50 a time - for people and horses.
“I had been thinking of a location near Scotch Corner but there are more jockeys around Malton so it will probably be in that area. I hope to complete funding before I am carted off in that box!.”
Race 5 - Wilson Field Neurocare Conditions Stakes - Winning & Placed Quotes
PLACE LEAVES IT UNTIL LATER TO GIVE HANAGAN 91/1 DOUBLE
Myplacelater got up on the last stride to land the 10-furlong Wilson Field Neurocare Conditions Stakes under Birthday Boy Paul Hanagan. The 22/1 winner gave Hanagan, who leads the jockeys’ championship, a 91/1 double on the day following the victory of Barefoot Lady earlier in the afternoon.
Wigmore Hall had looked to have the race in the bag, having seen off the challenges of Al Zir and Black Spirit but Myplacelater relished every yard of the trip and trainer David Elsworth believes she could be seen to better effect over further next year.
Elsworth said: “She has done this once or twice when she has run better than people might have expected but she is a decent filly.
“We ran her a Goodwood over a mile and six furlongs last time and I am sure that she will stay further than this trip. We didn’t get a true reflection of what she could do over that trip because she was on her toes in the paddock and I almost took her out because I felt that she was too buzzy. I did have her in the St Leger, but that looked a bit ambitious.
“Today she was relaxed and, when she switches off, I suppose that she is pretty decent. She beat Bullet Train, who went on to win the Group Three Derby Trial at Newbury earlier on and she won a conditions race at Leicester.
“I own half of her with Mr Thompson and I will probably put her away for the year. This is her first season and looks still a little bit on the leg so I think that she will improve next year.
“We took her out of the St Leger at the last forfeit stage when it would have meant paying out another £2,000 to leave her in.
“She lost her way when she ran at Goodwood last time but Kieren Fallon who rode her that day was sensible and let her come home in her own time after she lost her balance.
“Like most horses coming into the race today we were on a bit of a recovery mission but something had to win it!
“I told Paul to just switch off and let her come from behind. He executed the trainer’s instructions perfectly. I think she will be suited by a mile and a half next year.
“She only cost £600 cash. I always try and sell on horses to Tony Thompson as he is one of my luckiest owners.”
PLACED JOCKEYS PLEASED WITH THEIR RIDES
Second placed Jamie Spencer on Wigmore Hall: “He ran well and did everything right, but might have just got a bit tired at the end. It is only 18 days since he ran in America (Secretariat Stakes, Arlington)”.
Third placed Frankie Dettori on Al Zir: “ It is his first race back since the Derby (when he finished sixth to Workforce) and he ran well.”
Race 6 - Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap - Winning Quotes
NAVAJO ASCOT BOUND
Navajo Chief booked himself a place at Ascot at the end of the month following his victory in the Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap.
Partnered by Ted Durcan the 7/1 shot, who shouldered top weight of 9st 7lb, mowed down his rivals with a great run inside the final half-furlong to score by a neck from Leviathan in the seven-furlong event.
Successful trainer Alan Jarvis said: “That was a very good performance and I am well pleased with him. He needs a fast-run race and he loves to come off a fast pace.
“The rain earlier in the week has also helped because he likes a bit of cut in the ground.
“He will now go for the £150,000 race (the totesport.Com Challenge Cup over seven furlongs) at Ascot at the end of the month.
“The horse is really coming to himself now. He was very unfurnished earlier in the year, but is now filling out.
“He is also a very genuine horse.”
Race 7 - 2010 Launch Stratstone Land Rover Doncaster Handicap
WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE DAY ENDS WITH EASTERBY 1-2
Day one of the 2010 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Welcome To Yorkshire Day, ended appropriately with a 1-2 for Yorkshire trainer Tim Easterby as Hazelrigg and Grissom filled the first two places in the concluding 2010 Launch Stratstone Land Rover Doncaster Handicap.
Hazelrigg, an 8/1 shot, kept on from the fast-finishing Grissom, sent off at 10/1 to land the spoils by a length and a quarter under David Allan.
Tim Easterby said: “Hazelrigg is a cracking horse, really grand.
“He is just a bit tricky in that he hangs right, and has got some of the jockeys that have ridden him into trouble.
“The going suited him today as he is a real good ground horse.
“Grissom has also run really well and he would be better suited by six furlongs.”
LATEST BETTING NEWS FOR THE LADBROKES ST LEGER
David Williams of Ladbrokes reported today: “The money we saw yesterday for the Ladbrokes St Leger all came for Ted Spread, 14/1 into 12/1, and they will be doing a bit of rain dance to try and encourage some more after the 25 millimetres that fell on Monday night.
“Rewilding is very solid at the top of the market and it will be interesting to see how the Godolphin horses run before then.
“We could probably do with Ted Spread being out of the places as he has been the best-backed of the each-way alternatives to Rewilding.”
LATEST LADBROKES BETTING ON THE LADBROKES ST LEGER, DONCASTER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
Arctic Cosmos 7/1
Midas Touch 7/1
Snow Fairy 7/1
Joshua Tree 8/1
Ted Spread 12/1
Flying Cross 25/1
Total Command 33/1
Bright Horizon 200/1
Each-way 1/4 odds 1-2-3
The going for day one of the 2010 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival is:
GOOD TO SOFT, GOOD IN PLACES
GoingStick readings (taken at 7.45am today):
Stands’ Side: 7.9
Far Side: 8.1
The round course has been railed out from Rose Hill to the straight, increasing distances by 12 yards in races over 1m 2f, 1m 4f and 1m 6f. This will be removed on Thursday evening to provide fresh ground for racing on Friday and Saturday.
It was dry overnight and today’s forecast is for light drizzle in the morning with sunny intervals. There is a small risk of a shower this afternoon.
Thursday and Friday are forecast to be a mixture of sunshine and showers. Saturday could see light rain, with up to five millimetres possible.
CLERK OF THE COURSE DAVID WILLIAMS TALKS ABOUT THE GROUND
David Williams, Doncaster’s Clerk of the Course, explained that he changed the going description this morning to Good to soft, good in places from Good to soft.
He said: “I put good into the description this morning. We were dry overnight as the forecast showers did not materialise which means we have pretty much perfect ground today.”
This followed 25 millimetres of rain on Monday night.
“The rain on Monday night was welcome - early on last week, the forecast was for no rain at all. We ceased watering when rain crept into the forecast on Friday morning - it had been pretty quick ground and we were watering to keep the grass growing.
“The rain got into the ground which has since dried out a bit. The weather should brighten up this afternoon.
“The forecast for tomorrow and Friday is for sunny intervals and the occasional shower, while on Friday night into Saturday we could see some light rain.”
The inside rail from Rose Hill to the straight has been dolled out by about four yards to provide fresh ground for Friday and Saturday.
Williams added: “This is the third year we have done this and it has worked well and makes a difference to races between a mile and a quarter and the mile, six furlongs and 132 yards.”
FUDGE & SMUDGE LEGER LEGENDS CLASSIFIED STAKES -
PROFILES OF PARTICIPATING RIDERS
(Tom O’Ryan misses his ride due to a chest infection - he is replaced by Gary Bardwell)
1) Legal Legacy - DALE GIBSON
Born: April 25, 1968
Background: Former Flat jockey. Now works for Professional Jockeys Association as Industry Liaison Officer. Rode 528 winners from nearly 10,000 rides.
First Winner: Granny’s Bank - Pontefract, October 14, 1985
Big Race Wins Include: Prix Contessina (2002 Welsh Emperor); Steward’s Cup (1989 Very Adjacent)
2) Aflaam - GRAHAM BRADLEY
Born: September 8, 1960
Background: Former Jump jockey. Now a bloodstock agent. Total of 750 winners in UK.
First Winner: Talon - Sedgefield, March 11, 1980
Big Race Wins Include: Cheltenham Gold Cup (1983 Bregawn), Champion Hurdle (1996 Collier Bay), King George VI Chase (1985 Wayward Lad), Hennessy Gold Cup (1982 Bregawn, 1997 Suny Bay), Irish Grand National (1985 Rhyme ‘n’ Reason)
3) Archie Rice - JOHN FRANCOME
Born: December 13, 1952
Background: Former Jump jockey. Rode 1,038 winners, retiring in April, 1985. Long-time pundit on Channel 4 Racing and author of 24 best-selling racing thrillers.
First Winner (on First Ride): Multigrey - Worcester, December 2, 1970
Big Race Wins Include: Cheltenham Gold Cup (1978 Midnight Court), Champion Hurdle (1981 Sea Pigeon), King George VI Chase (1982 Wayward Lad, 1984 Burrough Hill Lad), Stayers Hurdle (1981 Derring Rose)
Champion Jockey over Jumps: 1975/76, 1978/79, 1980/81, 1981/82 (jointly with Peter Scudamore), 1982/83, 1983/84, 1984/85
4) Army Of Stars - JAMIE OSBORNE
Born: August 28, 1967
First Winner: Fair Bavard - Southwell, March 29, 1986
Background: Former Jump jockey who partnered 912 British winners. Now a trainer, concentrating primarily on the Flat.
Big Race Wins Include: Hennessy Gold Cup (1990 Arctic Call, 1996 Coome Hill ), Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1992 Flown, 1997 Shadow Leader), Arkle Chase (1992 Young Pokey, 1993 Travado, 1994 Nakir), Stayers Hurdle (1992 Nomadic Way, 1997 Karshi), Irish Grand National (1995 Flashing Steel), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1992 Remittance Man)
5) Daring Dream - ALEX GREAVES
Born: April 14, 1968
First Winner: Andrews First - Southwell, December 1, 1989
Background: Former Flat jockey, rode 162 winners. Lady Jockey of the Year at The Lesters in 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997 and 1998. Now assistant trainer to her husband, David Nicholls. First woman to ride a Group One winner in Britain and first woman to ride in the Derby.
Big Race Wins Include: Lincoln Handicap (1991 Ammenable), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak)
6) Dark Moment - GEORGE DUFFIELD
Born: November 30, 1946
First Winner: Syllable - Yarmouth, June 15, 1967
Background: Former Flat jockey. Now assists his wife Ann, a trainer. Flat jockey Special Recognition Award at The Lesters - 1998 and 1999. Rode 2,547 winners in Britain.
Big Race Wins Include: Oaks, Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks (all 1992 on User Friendly), Sussex Stakes (1983 Noalcoholic), Coral Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Racing Post Trophy (1999 Aristotle), King’s Stand Stakes (1996 Pivotal), Nunthorpe Stakes (1996 Pivotal), Champion Stakes (1998 & 1999 Alborada)
7) Eastern Gift - GAY KELLEWAY
Born: December 19, 1963
First Winner: Aberfield - Brighton, June 13, 1981
Background: First woman to ride a winner at Royal Ascot. Now a trainer, concentrating primarily on the Flat. Champion Lady Amateur 1982, then rode as a professional jockey. Partnered 86 UK winners.
Big Race Victories Include: Queen Alexandra Stakes (1987 Sprowston Boy)
8) Grand Diamond - TONY DOBBIN
Born: May 1, 1972
First Winner: Stay Awake - Hamilton Park, May 19, 1990
Background: Former Jump jockey. Now works alongside his wife Rose, a trainer. Rode 1,154 UK winners.
Big Race Wins Include: Grand National (1997 Lord Gyllene), Hennessy Gold Cup (1994 One Man), County Hurdle (1994 Dizzy, 2000 Master Tern - awarded Jump Ride of the Year at The Lesters), Welsh National (2002 Mini Sensation)
9) Jackson - GRAHAM THORNER
Born: January 27, 1949
First Winner: At Newton Abbot in 1966 on Longway.
Background: Former Jump jockey. Worked as trainer following his retirement from the saddle and now acts as a bloodstock agent. Rode 650 UK winners.
Big Race Wins Include: Grand National (1972 Well To Do), Mildmay Of Flete Handicap Chase (1972 Mocharabuice), Arkle Chase (1973 Denys Adventure, 1978 Alverton)
Champion Jockey over Jumps: 1970/71 with 74 winners.
10) Kinsya - STEVE SMITH-ECCLES
Born: June 9, 1955
First Winner: Ballysilly - Market Rasen, October 29, 1975
Background: Former Jump jockey. Employed at the British Racing School as a coach for future Jump jockeys. Regularly partnered Tingle Creek and enjoyed 868 career victories.
Big Race Wins Include: Champion Hurdle (1985, 1986, 1987 See You Then), Triumph Hurdle (1985 First Bout, 1987 Alone Success), Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1986 River Ceiriog)
11) Nevada Desert - JOHN REID MBE
Born: August 6, 1955
First Winner: Eyry - Goodwood, May 16, 1973
Background: Rode 1,938 winners in Britain. Now works as a pundit on At The Races and also acts as an adviser on bloodstock and racing. Racing ambassador for sportingbet.com and also acted as president of the Jockeys Association.
Big Race Wins Include: Derby (1992 Dr Devious), St Leger (1998 Nedawi), 1,000 Guineas (1982 On The House, 1994 Las Meninas), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1978 Ile De Bourbon, 1997 Swain), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1988 Tony Bin), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1994 Turtle Island, 1995 Spectrum), Irish Oaks (1995 Pure Grain).
12) Rising Kheleyf - GARY BARDWELL
Born: May 10, 1968
First Winner: Beechwood Cottage - Hamilton, October 21, 1985
Background: Formerly a leading lightweight jockey, nicknamed the “Angry Ant”. Champion apprentice in 1986 and 1987. Took up a position as a work rider with Darley following his retirement in 2003.
Big Race Wins Inclue: Chester Cup (1994 Doyce, 2000 Bangalore), Royal Hunt Cup (1990 Pontenuovo), Winter Derby (1999 Supreme Sound), Ayr Gold Cup (1987 Not So Silly), Bunbury Cup (1988 Pinctada)
13) Cape Kimberley - ERNIE JOHNSON
First Winner: Abel -York, 1965
Background: Former Flat jockey. Now employed as a work rider with Barry Hills. Champion apprentice in 1967. Partned 1,102 UK winners.
Big Race Wins Include: Derby (1969 Blakeney), 1,000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Spark), Ebor (1967 Ovaltine, 1968 Alignment), Cesarewitch (1967 Boismoss), Goodwood Cup (1973 Proverb), Middle Park Stakes (1969 Huntercombe), Portland (Gold Pollen), Chester Cup (1975 Super Nova), Stewards’ Cup (1976 Jimmy The Singer),
14) Master Of Dance - PAT EDDERY
Born: March 18, 1952
First Winner: Alvaro - Epsom, April 24, 1969
Background: Former Flat jockey. Now a trainer, concentrating on Flat racing. Rode at least 100 winners in 29 seasons. Second winning-most jockey of all-time in Britain behind Sir Gordon Richards with 4,632 winners. Rode 4,000th winner on Silver Patriarch in the 1997 St Leger at Doncaster.
Big Race Wins Include: Derby (1975 Grundy, 1982 Golden Fleece, 1990 Quest For Fame), Oaks (1974 Polygamy, 1979 Scintillate, 1996 Lady Carla), 1,000 Guineas (1996 Bosra Sham), 2,000 Guineas (1983 Lomond, 1984 El Gran Senor, 1993 Zafonic), St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1991 Toulon, 1994 Moonax, 1997 Silver Patriarch), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1980 Detroit, 1985 Rainbow Quest, 1986 Dancing Brave, 1987 Trempolino).
Champion Jockey on the Flat: 11 times - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996
15) Miami Gator - CHARLIE SWAN
Born: January 20, 1968
First Winner: Final Assault - Naas, March 19, 1983
Background: Former Jump jockey - 10 times Champion Jockey over Jumps in Ireland with over 1,314 victories in the UK and Ireland. The winning-most Jump jockey in Ireland. Now a trainer, primarily of Jump horses, in Ireland.
Big Race Wins Include: Champion Hurdle (1998, 1999, 2000 Istabraq), Stayers’ Hurdle (1990 Trapper John, 1993 Shuil Ar Aghaidh), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1995 Viking Flagship), Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1993 Montelado), Sun Alliance Novices’ Hurdle (1994 Danoli, 1996 Urubande, 1997 Istabraq), Triumph Hurdle (1993 Shawiya, 2002 Scolardy), Irish Grand National (1993 Ebony Jane), Irish Champion Hurdle (1991 Nordic Surprise, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, Istabraq)
16) Plenty O’Toole - KEVIN DARLEY
Born: August 5, 1960
First Winner: Dust Up - Haydock Park, Haydock Park, August 5, 1977
Background: Former Flat jockey. Now Chief Executive & Director of the Professional Jockeys’ Association and a pundit on BBC TV. 2,431 victories in UK.
Big Race Wins Include: St Leger (2002 Bollin Eric), Prix du Jockey Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing), 1,000 Guineas & Irish 1,000 Guineas (2004 Attraction), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Deutsches Derby (1999 Belenus), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2002 Where Or When), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff), Haydock Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2006 Reverence), Doncaster Cup (1999 Far Cry).
Champion Jockey on the Flat & Flat Jockey of the Year at The Lesters: 2000
TODAY’S MARKET MOVERS WITH LADBROKES
Punters with Ladbrokes have cottoned on to a Yorkshire-trained horse in the opening Arena Structures Nursery (2.00pm), with Tim Easterby-trained Mariachi Man now into 11/2, having been available at 9/1 earlier in the day.
The black-type race of the day is the Listed Scarbrough Stakes (3.10pm) over five furlongs and again it is Yorkshire-trained horses that Ladbrokes punters want, with Bryan Smart’s Moorhouse Lad now 12/1 (from 16/1) and Tax Free, who is handled by David Nicholls, into 7/2 (from 4/1).
Former star jockeys return to the saddle for the innovative Fudge And Smudge Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.45pm) and the one for money with Ladbrokes is Aflaam. Graham Bradley is set to take the mount on the Ron Harris-trained five-year-old, who is into 8/1 (from 10/1 at the start of the day).
Day one of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival concludes with the 2010 Launch Stratstone Land Rover Doncaster Handicap (5.20pm) and the two coming in for support with the “Magic Sign” are Captain Coke (7/2 from 4/1) and Oldjoesaid (8/1 from 10/1).
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.00pm ARENA STRUCTURES NURSERY
£15,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo. Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Weight raised 4 Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after August 28th, each race won 6lb Rerouted's Handicap Mark 89 Entries 36 pay £ 75 Penalty value 1st £9,714.00 2nd £2,890.50 3rd £1,444.50 4th £721.50
1 WHISPER LOUISE (IRE) (G Libson) Pam Sly 2-9-3 Micky Fenton  25/1
2 BYRONIC (IRE) (A McIver) Clive Cox 2-9-4p Adam Kirby  10/1
3 CATALYZE (Robert Hanson & Partners) Andrew Balding 2-9-3t Jimmy Fortune  10/1
4 REROUTED (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-9-7 Michael Hills 
5 FRED WILLETTS (IRE) (24-7/Gap Personnel) David Evans 2-8-5b Silvestre De Sousa 
6 PLANET WAVES (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-8b1 Adrian Nicholls 
7 MARIACHI MAN (Jeremy Gompertz) Tim Easterby 2-9-0 David Allan 
8 MY FREEDOM (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 2-9-4p Frankie Dettori  3/1F
9 BRIDLE BELLE (Mrs H Steel) Richard Fahey 2-9-0 Paul Hanagan 
10 ORIENTALIST (Eden Racing IV) Eve Johnson Houghton 2-9-2 Adam Beschizza (5)
11 BOWERMASTER (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-9 William Buick 
12 KING KURT (IRE) (Matthew Taylor) Kevin Ryan 2-8-3 Franny Norton 
13 REGINALD CLAUDE (High Five Racing) Mark Usher 2-8-5 Luke Morris 
Distances: nk, nk, sh, sh, sh, nk, 1, 1/2, 4 1/2, 5, nk, 1 1/4
Time: 1m 25.46s
Breeder: Tom Twomey
Breeding: b f Chevalier (IRE) - Patamar (Warning)
Totes: Win: £28.40 Places: £5.80, £3.10, £4.00 Exacta: £164.30
Winning Trainer:- Name: Sly, Pamela Marigold Born: July 27, 1943 Based: Singlecote, Thorney, Cambridgeshire Date of first trainer’s license: 1987 Information: Described herself as a “Fenland farmer” after Speciosa’s Nell Gwyn victory. She part-owns the filly along with her son Michael, and GP Tom Davies, and the trio turned down seven-figure offers for the filly after she won the Rockfel Stakes. Classic Wins: 1000 Guineas (2006 Speciosa) Other Big Race Wins: Rockfel Stakes (2005 Speciosa), Nell Gwyn Stakes (2006 Speciosa) Wins (2003-2009): 1; -; 10; 3; 7; 8;4; Wins This Year: 3
Winning jockey:-Name: Fenton, Michael Date of birth: 18/1/72 First winner: Miss Gantlet (Spur EBF Maiden, Navan, April 5, 1989) Apprenticeship: With Michael Bell. English Classic Win: 1000 Guineas (2006 Speciosa) Other Big Race wins: Italian Oaks (2001 Zanzibar), William Hill Cup (1996 Grand Selection), Tote Cambridgeshire (2001 I Cried For You), Molecomb Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream), Flying Childers Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream), Rockfel Stakes (2006 Speciosa), Nell Gwyn Stakes (2006 Speciosa), Investec Diomed Stakes (2009 Mac Love), totesport.com Sovereign Stakes (2009 Mac Love) Wins (1993-2008): 56, 39, 51, 42, 34, 55, 50, 63, 75, 55, 60, 53, 56, 65, 67; 47 Wins This Year: 19
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.35pm A J WEBB & SON FRESH PRODUCE SUPPLIERS CONDITIONS STAKES
£17,500 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 15 pay £ 85 Penalty value 1st £10,904.25 2nd £3,265.50 3rd £1,632.75 4th £817.25 5th £407.75 6th £204.75
1 BAREFOOT LADY (IRE) (Mrs H Steel) Richard Fahey 2-8-8 Paul Hanagan  3/1
2 KATELL (IRE) (D Arundale) Linda Stubbs 2-8-11 Silvestre De Sousa  7/1
3 BELLE BAYARDO (IRE) (William Jones, Lisa Harrington) Ron Harris 2-9-1 Tom McLaughlin 
4 DUBAWI GOLD (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 2-8-13 Tom Eaves 
5 CHOOSE WISELY (IRE) (David Barker) Kevin Ryan 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer  11/8f
6 LADY ROYALE (Reg Bond) Geoff Oldroyd 2-8-6b David Allan 
Non-runner: 5 Admirable Spirit
Distances: 1 1/4, nk, nse, 2 1/2, 1 1/2
Time: 1m 12.38s
Breeder: Arbawny Venrures 2000uc
Breeding: b f Footstepsinthesand -Lady Angharad (IRE) (Tenby)
Totes: Win: £3.50 Places: £2.40, £4.00 Exacta: £21.30
Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Based: Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Background: Born in Nigeria and raised in County Meath, Ireland, Richard was formerly a jockey who rode 108 winners under both codes and was joint champion conditional rider for the 1988/89 season. He quit the saddle in 1992 to concentrate on his livery yard near Malton before taking a dual-purpose licence in 1993. Big Race Wins: totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road); Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium, 2007 Charlie Tokyo, 2008 Flying Clarets), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), totesport Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Greenlands Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom), Victoria Racing Club International Stakes (2010 Castles In The Air) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) Horses in training (1995-2010): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84; 100; 94; 97; Wins (1993-2009): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 37; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87; 85; 113; 165; Wins in 2010: 130
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), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom) Royal Ascot Wins (2): King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) Wins 2000-2009: 23, 29, 84*, 64 ,101, 79, 107 (*champion apprentice), 78, 91, 119 Wins in 2010: 157 - 30th birthday winner.
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.10pm SCARBROUGH STAKES (LISTED)
£40,000 guaranteed, 5f, For 2yo+ Weights 2yo colts and geldings 8st 3lb; fillies 7st 12lb 3yo colts and geldings 9st 8lb; fillies 9st 3lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 9lb; fillies 9st 4lb Penalties after February 28th, 2010, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 7lb Entries 22 pay £ 200 Penalty value 1st £23,704.00 2nd £8,964.00 3rd £4,480.00 4th £2,240.00
1 PROHIBIT (Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Morley, Mrs Penney ) Robert Cowell 5-9-9p Jamie Spencer  9/2
2 ROSE BLOSSOM (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Blossom)) Richard Fahey 3-9-8p Paul Hanagan  5/1
3 GROUP THERAPY (Franconson Partners) Jeremy Noseda 5-9-9 Frankie Dettori  15/8f
4 CAPTAIN DUNNE (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XV) Tim Easterby 5-9-9 D Allan 
5 STAR ROVER (IRE) (Christy Leo) David Evans 3-9-8 Catherine Gannon 
6 MOORHOUSE LAD (Ron Hull) Bryan Smart 7-9-9 Tom Eaves 
7 LOOK BUSY (IRE) (A Underwood) Alan Berry 5-9-4 Philip Robinson 
8 IMPRESSIBLE (Keslighting.co.uk) Stuart Williams 4-9-4 Graham Gibbons 
9 BURNING THREAD (IRE) (Tim Etherington) Tim Etherington 3-9-11 William Buick 
Non-runners: 6 Spin Cycle, 7 Tax Free, 10 City Dancer, 13 Julius Geezer
Distances: 3/4, 1/2, nk, 1 1/4, nk, 1/2, 8, 8
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd
Breeding: b g Oasis Dream - Well Warned (Warning)
Totes: Win: £4.30 Places: £1.60, £2.00, £1.30 Exacta: £24.10
Winning trainer:- Name: Robert Cowell Born: November 29, 1968 Based: Bottisham Heath Stud, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Father was a successful point-to-point rider in East Anglia. Robert himself became an amateur rider on the Flat - four victories from 40 rides, riding for trainers such as Gavin Pritchard-Gordon and Jack Berry. Worked for John Hammond in France for two years, for whom he also rode six winners, before moving to Neil Drysdale at Hollywood Park. Took out his first licence at that course in 1996 before deciding to return to Britain two years later. Date of first trainers licence: November 1997 First Winner in Britain: Mary Cornwallis, Lingfield, January 27, 1998. First Jumps Winner: Rock n’Cold, Catterick, March 5, 2003 (his first ever jumps runner) Number of horses in training (2002-2010): 18; 18; 25; 31; 21; 21; 21; 26; 29; Wins (2001-2009): 6; 12; 15; 13; 19; 10; 11; 15; Wins this year: 15
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: Investec Oaks (2009 Sariska), St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season. First jockey since 1885 to complete the Autumn Double (2006 Formal Decree and Detroit City) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Cesarewitch (2006 Detroit City), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Frenchgate First For Fashion May Hill Stakes (2007 Spacious), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lockinge Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Matron Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Prix de l’Abbaye (2006 Desert Lord), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), totesport Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Blue Square Stewards’ Cup (2001 Guinea Hunter, 2007 Zidane), Racing Post Trophy (2008 Crowded House), totesport.com Middleton Stakes (2010 Sariska) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain. Formerly married to Channel 4 Racing presenter Emma Spencer. Royal Ascot wins (16): St James’s Palace Stakes (2007 Excellent Art), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer, 2008 Art Connoisseur), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2007 Nijoom Dubai), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2006 Cesare), Sandringham Handicap (2006 Red Evie, 2009 Moneycantbuymelove), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2007 Enjoy The Moment), Norfolk Stakes (2009 Radiohead) Wins in Britain (1998-2008): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 190 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders); 113; 130; Wins in 2010: 88
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm FUDGE AND SMUDGE LEGER LEGENDS CLASSIFIED STAKES£10,000 guaranteed, 1m straight course. For 3yo+ Rated 0-70 Weights 3yo 11st 2lb; 4yo+ 11st 7lb (for horses reassessed since the publication of the qualifying rating list entry, the excess in any rating above the rating band shall be added to the weights stated) Penalties after August 28th, a winner 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 5lb Entries 43 Penalty value 1st £6,476.00 2nd £1,927.00 3rd £963.00 4th £481.00
1 MIAMI GATOR (IRE) (Elaine Burke) Elaine Burke 3-11-2 Charlie Swan  9/2JF
2 LEGAL LEGACY (Vic Roper ) Michael Dods 4-11-13 Dale Gibson  9/2JF
3 AFLAAM (IRE) (The Circle Bloodstock Ltd) Ron Harris 5-11-7t Graham Bradley  8/1
4 CAPE KIMBERLEY (J Salter) Tony Newcombe 3-11-2 Ernie Johnson  25/1
5 PLENTY O'TOOLE (Richard Budge) Debbie Sanderson 3-11-2 Kevin Darley 
6 GRAND DIAMOND (IRE) (Jim Goldie Racing Club) Jim Goldie 6-11-7p Tony Dobbin 
7 ARCHIE RICE (USA) (Andrew Duffield) Tom Keddy 4-11-7 John Francome 
8 DARING DREAM (GER) (George Barclay & Graeme McGinley) Jim Goldie 5-11-7 Alex Greaves 
9 DARK MOMENT (Construction Crew Racing Partnership) Ollie Pears 4-11-7 George Duffield 
10 NEVADA DESERT (IRE) (J Barry Pemberton) Richard Whitaker 10-11-7 John Reid 
11 RISING KHELEYF (IRE) (N Morgan) John Harris 4-11-7 Gary Bardwell 
12 KINSYA (Roalco Ltd) Mark Tompkins 7-11-7 Steve Smith-Eccles 
13 JACKSON (BRZ) (Eerc) Richard Guest 8-11-7 Graham Thorner 
14 MASTER OF DANCE (IRE) (Peter Swann) James Given 3-11-2 Pat Eddery 
15 EASTERN GIFT (Newstar Racing N Palgrave-Brown) Gay Kelleway 5-11-7 Gay Kelleway 
16 ARMY OF STARS (IRE) (Jamie Osborne) Jamie Osborne 4-11-7p Jamie Osborne 
Non-runners: 17 Chief Red Cloud; 18 Hustle; 19 First In The Queue (all reserves)
Distances: 1 3/4, nk, 3 1/4, 3/4, 1, nk, 3, 1/2, 3 1/2, 1 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 3/4, 6, 6, 5
Time: 1m 39.55s
Breeder: Newlands House Stud
Breeding: Titus Livius (FR) - Lovere (St Jovite (USA))
Totes: Win: £4.90 Places: £1.90, £2.60, £3.10 Exacta: £28.90
Winning Trainer: Elaine Burke Based: Spigot Lodge, Middleham, North Yorkshire Background: Wife of former trainer Karl Burke and daughter of trainer Alan Jarvis. Granted a licence to train in August, 2010. First Winner: Miami Gator, Carlisle, August 23 Wins This Year: 5
Winning Rider: CHARLIE SWAN Based: The Cobs, Modreeny, Clough Jordan, Co Tipperary, Ireland Born: January 20, 1968 Background: Champion jockey in Ireland nine times; won the London Clubs Trophy for riding most winners at Cheltenham Festival in 1993 and 1994. Announced in September, 1998, that he will no longer ride over fences (but will continue to ride in hurdle events) to concentrate on training Cheltenham Festival Wins (as a jockey) (15): Champion Hurdle (1998,1999 and 2000 Istabraq), Royal & SunAlliance Hurdle (1994 Danoli, 1996 Urubande, 1997 Istabraq), Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1993 Montelado), Stakis Casinos Final (1993 Fissure Seal), Triumph Hurdle (1993 Shawiya), Coral Cup (1994 Time For A Run), Bumper (1993 Mucklemeg, 2000 Joe Cullen), Stayers Hurdle (1990 Trapper John, 1993 Shuil Ar Aghaidh), Queen Mother Chase (1995 Viking Flagship). Aintree Festival Wins (as a jockey): John Smith’s Aintree Hurdle (Danoli 1994 & 1995, Urubande 1996, Istabraq 1999), John Smith’s Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (1995 Tervel, 1998 Promalee), Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (1989 Boureen Belle), John Smith’s Handicap Hurdle (1992 Ninepins; 1997 Cadougold; 2003 Patriot Games) Major Wins As A Trainer: Craddockstown Novice Chase (2003 Anxious Moments), Eider Chase (2002 This Is Serious), Powers Gold Cup (2007 One Cool Cookie), Punchestown Champion Novice Chase (2007 Offshore Account), Scottish Champion Hurdle (2007 Emmpat), Thurles Chase (2004 Oh Be The Hokey), Thyestes Chase (2002 This Is Serious) Wins in Britain This Year: 1
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm WILSON FIELD NEUROCARE CONDITIONS STAKES
£25,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f 60y. For 3-5yo which have not won a Pattern race in 2010 Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 4lb; 4yo and 5yo colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties in 2010, for each Class 3 race won 2lb; for each Class 2 race won 4lb; for each Class 1 race won 6lb; additionally, a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race at any other time 6lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (penalties cumulativeand maximum penalty 12lb) Entries 17 pay £ 120 Penalty value 1st £15,577.50 2nd £4,665.00 3rd £2,332.50 4th £1,167.50 5th £582.50 6th £292.50
1 MYPLACELATER (Tony Thompson) David Elsworth 3-8-8 Paul Hanagan  22/1
2 WIGMORE HALL (IRE) (M Hawtin) Michael Bell 3-8-11 Jamie Spencer  9/4
3 AL ZIR (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 3-8-9 Frankie Dettori  6/5F
4 BLACK SPIRIT (USA) (Alan Spence) Clive Cox 3-8-9 Luke Morris 
5 PRIZEFIGHTING (USA) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 3-8-9 William Buick 
6 CHOCK A BLOCK (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 4-9-2 Ted Durcan 
7 TAAMEER (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-2 R Hills 
Distances: sh, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1/2, 1/2
Time: 2m 07.90s
Breeder: Mrs N Ward
Breeding: ch f Where Or When (IRE) - Star Welcome (Most Welcome)
Totes: Win: £15.30 Places: £4.40, £2.20 Exacta: £63.10
Winning trainer:-Name: Elsworth, David Raymond Cecil Date of Birth:12/12/39; Trains at Egerton House Stables, Newmarket Previous Occupation; Professional National Hunt jockey 1957-1972; First winner: Fortune Cookie, Devon, March 23, 1979 First winner on Flat: Raffia Set, Salisbury, April 7, 1979 Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 In The Groove) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire Handicap (1998 Lear Spear, 2004 Spanish Don), Champion Stakes (1990 In The Groove), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Dead Certain), Coronation Cup (1991 In The Groove), Dante Stakes (1999 Salford Express), Diomed Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Doncaster Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Goodwood Cup (1982 Heighlin, 2001 & 2003 Persian Punch), Henry II Stakes (1997 & 1998 Persian Punch), Jockey Club Cup (2000, 2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Juddmonte International (1990 In The Groove), Bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2009 & 2010 Barshiba) Trains at Egerton House Stables, Newmarket Other details: National Hunt successes include Cheltenham Gold Cup (1989 Desert Orchid), Grand National (1988 Rhyme ‘N’ Reason), King George VI Chase (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 Desert Orchid), Whitbread Gold Cup (1988 Desert Orchid), Irish National (1990 Desert Orchid), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1989 & 1990 Barnbrook Again) Royal Ascot wins: 15 Major Royal Ascot wins: Royal Hunt Cup (1983 Mighty Fly, 1990 Pontenuovo), Wokingham Handicap (1983 Melindra), King’s Stand Stakes (1989 Indian Ridge), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Hardwicke Stakes (2003 Indian Creek), King Edward VII Stakes (2006 Snoqualmie Boy), Sandringham Handicap (2007 Barshiba) Horses in training (1998-2010): 60; 83; 100; 87; 72; 61; 64; 84; 83; 84; 78; 62; 47; Wins in a Year (1991-2009): 40; 32; 33; 13; 14; 19; 24; 33; 50; 33; 36; 20; 40; 37; 45; 37; 34; 37; 18; Wins in 2010: 25
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), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom) Royal Ascot Wins (2): King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) Total Goodwood Wins: 4 (4 at July Meeting) First Goodwood Win: Lady Bear (William Hill Mile, August 1, 2003) Wins 2000-2009: 23, 29, 84*, 64 ,101, 79, 107 (*champion apprentice), 78, 91, 119 Wins in 2010: 158
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.50pm CRABBIE'S ALCOHOLIC GINGER BEER HANDICAP
£20,000 guaranteed For 3yo Rated 86-100 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum weight 8-7 Penalties after August 28th, each race won 6lb Navajo Chief's Handicap Mark 98 Entries 22 pay £100 Penalty value 1st £12,462.00 2nd £3,732.00 3rd £1,866.00 4th £934.00 5th £466.00 6th £234.00
1 NAVAJO CHIEF (Geoffrey Bishop) Alan Jarvis 3-9-7 Ted Durcan  7/1
2 LEVIATHAN (Paul Moulton) Tom Tate 3-8-10 Micky Fenton  8/1
3 COLEPEPER (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-6 Frankie Dettori  4/1f
4 RASSELAS (IRE) (J Honeyman) David Nicholls 3-8-7 Adrian Nicholls 
5 MASS RALLY (IRE) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 3-9-3 William Buick 
6 LAYLA'S HERO (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock 3-9-3 Jamie Spencer 
7 CARNABY STREET (IRE) (Noodles Racing) Richard Hannon 3-9-6 Jimmy Fortune 
8 SUNRAIDER (IRE) (Ron Young & SW Group Logistics Ltd) Barry Hills 3-9-3 Michael Hills 
9 WHITE DEVIL (Robert Hanson & Partners) Andrew Balding 3-8-7 Franny Norton 
10 QUARREL (USA) (St Albans Bloodstock Llp) William Haggas 3-9-1 Philip Robinson 
11 FLYING STATESMAN (USA) (Hazel Tattersall & G Hyde) Richard Fahey 3-8-13 Paul Hanagan 
12 WAVEBAND (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-0 Joe Fanning 
Non-runner: 7 Kajima
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Distances: nk, 3/4, 1 3/4, nk, 1 1/2, 3/4, sh, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, 3, 5
Breeder: Eurostrait Ltd
Breeding: King’s Best - Navajo Rainbow (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Totes: Win: £8.60 Places:£2.80, £2.50, £1.80 Exacta: £53.60
Winning trainer:- Name: Jarvis, Alan Peter Date of birth: 15/12/38 Apprenticeship: Walter Nightingall (Epsom 1953/56) Riding career: Professional (NH) 1965/66 Date of first licence: 1969 Trains at The Thatch, Frimley Stables, Aston Upthorpe, Nr Didcot, Oxon Major wins include: JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (2002 Jardines Lookout), Princess Margaret Stakes (2003 River Belle; 2005 Mixed Blessing), totesport.com Victoria Cup (2007 Wise Dennis)Wins (1996-2009): 16; 20; 22; 21; 25; 33; 31; 15; 13; 17; 19; 19; 10; 20; Wins this year: 6
Winning jockey:-Name: Durcan, Thomas Edward (Ted) Born: February 25, 1973 Married: to Sue, who works for the Godolphin website Background: Apprenticed to Jack Berry, went to ride work for Paddy Rudkin in Dubai in 1997, having lost claim in England and believing that it would be impossible without the allowance. Other details: Champion jockey in Dubai 1999/2000 (58 wins), 2000/2001 (56 wins), 2001/2002 (56 wins), 2003/2004 (39 wins), 2004/2005 (44 wins), 2006/2007 (33 wins), 2007/2008 (27 wins) British Classic Wins: (2) Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Mastery), Vodafone Oaks (2007 Light Shift) Other Big Race Wins include: Cheshire Oaks (2004 Hidden Hope, 2007 Light Shift), Dubai Duty Free (Rhythm Band, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), Godolphin Mile (Conflict, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), John Smith’s Stakes (2006 Pinpoint), Oak Tree Stakes (2005 Majestic Desert), Predominate Stakes (2006 Championship Point), Premio Roma (2003 Imperial Dancer), Prix Morny (2005 Silca’s Sister), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns), Haydock Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2003 Somnus), St Simon Stakes (2003 Imperial Dancer), Polypipe Flying Childers (2008 Madame Trop Vite), Skybet.com Sweet Solera Stakes (2009 Long Lashes), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2009 Sahpresa) Number Of Royal Ascot Wins (3): Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point), Queen Mary Stakes (2005 Flashy Wings), Coventry Stakes (2006 Hellvelyn) Wins in Britain (2000-2009): 23, 54, 58, 29, 40, 60, 71, 96, 75, 94 Wins in 2010: 59
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.20pm 2010 Launch Stratstone Land Rover Doncaster Handicap
£10,500 guaranteed For 3yo+ Rated 71-85 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum weight 8-7, 3-y-o 8-6 Penalties after August 28th, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 1lb Ziggy Lee's Handicap Mark 85 Entries 33 pay £ 50 Penalty value 1st £6,799.80 2nd £2,023.35 3rd £1,011.15 4th £505.05
1 HAZELRIGG (IRE) (The Senators) Tim Easterby 5-8-9eb David Allan  8/1
2 GRISSOM (IRE) (Jim & Helen Bowers) Tim Easterby 4-8-10t Duran Fentiman  10/1
3 INDIAN TRAIL (Martin Love) David Nicholls 10-9-2v Adrian Nicholls  16/1
4 NOODLES BLUE BOY (Keith Taylor & Keith West) Ollie Pears 4-9-4 Franny Norton  14/1
5 CAPTAIN COKE (IRE) (Hassan Al Abdulmalik) Michael Jarvis 3-9-6 Philip Robinson  11/4F
6 INVINCIBLE LAD (IRE) (Con Harrington) Eric Alston 6-9-4 Paul Hanagan 
7 OLDJOESAID (Angie Bailey) Kevin Ryan 6-9-5 Jamie Spencer 
8 MARVELLOUS VALUE (IRE) (A Henderson) Michael Dods 5-9-5 Tom Eaves 
9 LA CAPRIOSA (Paul Dixon) Jeremy Glover 4-8-7 Paddy Mcdonald 
10 AJJAADD (USA) (Katy & Lol Pratt) Ted Powell 4-8-7 Ted Durcan 
11 FROGNAL (IRE) (Reach For The Moon) Ruth Carr 4-8-9 James Sullivan (3) 
12 LUSCIVIOUS (Paul Dixon & Brian Morton) Jeremy Glover 6-9-2b Richard Mullen 
13 PAWAN (IRE) (Caron Stokell) Ann Stokell 10-8-11b Ann Stokell (5) 
14 HYPNOSIS (R Snowden) Noel Wilson 7-8-4 Dean Heslop (5) 
15 DANUM DANCER (G Hart, B Abbott, R McGrane, K Senior) Neville Bycroft 6-8-7 Paul Quinn 
16 ITALIAN TOM (IRE) (T Morley) Ron Harris 3-8-13 Luke Morris 
17 NUBAR BOY (Phil Slater) David Evans 3-8-6 Joe Fanning 
Non-runners: 1 Ziggy Lee; 10 Canadian Danehill; 13 Doric Lady; 19 Littlemisssunshine
Distances: 1 1/4, 3/4, sh, 3/4, sh, 3/4, 1/2, nse, 1, 3/4, sh, nk, 1/2, nk, 3/4, 3/4
Breeder: Rathbarry Stud
Breeding: Namid - Emma’s Star (ITY) (Darshaan)
Totes: Win: £10.00 Places: £2.30, £2.40, £3.60, £3.30 Exacta: £83.00
Winning trainer:- Name: Easterby, Tim Date of first licence: 1995. Previously amateur rider and assistant to father Peter Easterby Trains at Habton Grange, Great Habton, Malton, North Yorkshire Classic Wins (1): St Leger (2002 Bollin Eric) Major wins: Duke Of York Stakes (1998 Bollin Joanne), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2004 Fayr Jag), Hilary Needler Trophy (1998 Flanders; 2001 Good Girl; 2002 On The Brink), Lowther Stakes (1999 Jemima), Prix de la Foret (2004 Somnus), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2004 Somnus), Queen Mary Stakes (2000 Romantic Myth), Haydock Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2003 Somnus), Stewards’ Cup (2001 Guineau Hunter), Tote Festival Handicap (1997 Jo Mell), Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes (1998 Flanders), Windsor Castle Stakes (1998 Flanders), Wokingham Stakes (2003 Fayr Fag) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Windsor Castle Stakes (1998, Flanders), Queen Mary Stakes (2000, Romantic Myth), Wokingham Stakes (2003 Fayr Jag (dead-heat with Ratio), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2004 Fayr Jag) Wins (1996-2009): 29; 34; 54; 62; 58; 73; 81; 58; 62; 58; 54; 58; 51; 54; Wins in 2010: 78
Winning jockey:-Name: Allan, David Major Races Won: Chipchase Stakes (2006 Fayr Jag); Cumberland Plate (2006 Cresta Gold); Hackwood Stakes (2006 Fayr Jag); Royal Windsor Festival Handicap (2001 Beyond The Clouds), totesport.com Stakes (2007 Teslin) First Ride: Scintilating Sound (Cheshire Cheese Apprentices' Maiden Handicap, Beverley, June 22, 1999) First Winner: Peter’s Imp (Grandstand Apprentices' Handicap, Warwick, July 22, 2000) Wins (2000-2009): 2; 13; 23; 43; 49; 53; 56; 57; 61; 41 Wins This Year: 58
LEADING TRAINER - FIRST DAY STANDINGS
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Tim Easterby 1 1 -
Richard Fahey 1 1 -
Elaine Burke 1 - -
Robert Cowell 1 - -
David Elsworth 1 - -
Alan Jarvis 1 - -
Pam Sly 1 - -
Michael Bell - 1 -
Clive Cox - 1 -
Michael Dods - 1 -
Linda Stubbs - 1 -
Tom Tate - 1 -
Ron Harris - - 2
Andrew Balding - - 1
Mark Johnston - - 1
Dandy Nicholls - - 1
Jeremy Noseda - - 1
Saeed bin Suroor - - 1
LEADING JOCKEY - FIRST DAY STANDINGS
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Paul Hanagan 2 1 -
Micky Fenton 1 1 -
Jamie Spencer 1 1 -
David Allen 1 - -
Ted Durcan 1 - -
Charlie Swan 1 - -
Duran Fentiman - 1 -
Dale Gibson - 1 -
Adam Kirby - 1 -
Silvestre De Sousa - 1 -
Frankie Dettori - - 3
Graham Bradley - - 1
Jimmy Fortune - - 1
Tom McLaughlin - - 1
Adrian Nicholls - - 1
FIRST DAY WINNERS
2.00pm Arena Structures Nursery
WHISPER LOUISE (IRE) (G Libson) Pam Sly 2-9-3 Micky Fenton  25/1
2.35pm A J Webb & Son Fresh Produce Suppliers Conditions Stakes
BAREFOOT LADY (IRE) (Mrs H Steel) Richard Fahey 2-8-8 Paul Hanagan  3/1
3.10pm Scarbrough Stakes (Listed)
PROHIBIT (Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Morley, Mrs Penney ) Robert Cowell 5-9-9p Jamie Spencer  9/2
3.45pm Fudge and Smudge Leger Legends Classified Stakes
MIAMI GATOR (IRE) (Elaine Burke) Elaine Burke 3-11-2 Charlie Swan  9/2JF
4.20pm Wilson Field Neurocare Conditions Stakes
MYPLACELATER (Tony Thompson) David Elsworth 3-8-8 Paul Hanagan  22/1
4.50pm Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap
NAVAJO CHIEF (Geoffrey Bishop) Alan Jarvis 3-9-7 Ted Durcan  7/1
5.20pm 2010 Launch Stratstone Land Rover Doncaster Handicap
HAZELRIGG (IRE) (The Senators) Tim Easterby 5-8-9eb David Allan  8/1
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